Columnist pulled wool over my eyes
Tue, 2014-11-25 05:00 News Staff
By Willis Webb
Most of us are enamored of “celebrity.” Even those of us in the hardened press corps find big names somewhat intriguing although, after a lengthy servitude, we tend to do so with a great many reservations. In the early years of my newspapering life, when I began my “orbit” of the Houston metropolitan area as an editor-publisher of small town newspapers near there. Of course, I managed to read “the metros” regularly, which I found helped me produce stories from big city events that held relevance for “the country papers.” As I mentioned last week, one of many that I followed regularly was Sigmund Byrd, who by this time had left the Houston Press and was penning a column for the Houston Chronicle. He covered some pretty rough and tumble segments of the Bayou City’s mushrooming growth era.
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