Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Shaking Hands with George Parr
The phone rang in my hotel room in Alice. It was the county judge of Duval County, Dan Tobin, wanting me to come to his office and meet with George Parr. With some trepredation I agreed. When I got there George Parr was there, surrounded by county officials. He was polite but also cool. He did not like newspapermen. I expressed regret about the courthouse incident and he said he was not mad a me. It seems he was angry at the Corpus Christi paper instead of my publication, The Houston Post. Well, we shook hands and I breathed a little relief. You do not want George Parr to be your enemy when you are in his county.