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"Wandering"
by Wanda Orton

Baytown Sun Columnist
Wanda Orton

Columns

  • Children's Meds 10-1-17
  • Talking toddler in grocery cart 9-2-17
  • Alcalde, not alcade 8-3-17
  • Walking 7-16-17
  • Boat races in bay area go back to the 1800s 7-1-17
  • Sayings 5-23-17
  • Man and wife without a country 5-3-17
  • Not a happy camper in Angelina County 4-17-17
  • Nurses Uniforms 4-3-17
  • Lynchburg Ferry: Baytown had it first 3-1-17
  • Ups and downs of write-ups 10-4-16
  • Jed and Jude 7-23-16
  • From Boom Town to Baytown 7-1-16
  • Keeping Up with the Anson Joneses 6-9-16
  • All's swell that ends well 5-14-16
  • Face Blindness 4-29-15
  • Three Civil War vets were doctors in Baytown area 4-1-16
  • The FBI and I 2-15-16
  • Feeling all closed in 1-6-16
  • Welcome to our world of words 12-5-15
  • There's something about 'merry' 11-13-15
  • And the bands played on at Sylvan 10-24-15
  • Balinese Room 10-4-15
  • Bandit's bad baby brother 9-20-15
  • USS Indianapolis Survivor Lindsey Wilcox 9-8-15
  • USS Indianapolis sank 70 years ago 8-22-15
  • Nagasaki Bombardier 8-9-15
  • Outlaw was crazy like a fox 7-15-15
  • Getting 'care-less' with words 7-8-15
  • And 'sew' it went 7-1-15
  • Friendships in Texas 6-24-15
  • Room with a 'Boo!' 6-13 15
  • The Yellow Rose 6-2-15
  • Safe haven in a hurricane 5-25-15
  • More about Smith Point murder case 5-18-15
  • The making of a Texas president 5-10-15
  • Harris County judges 5-2-15
  • When Harvey met Santa Anna 4-13-15
  • Ye Olde Houston Press 3-30-15
  • Now hear this 3-8-15
  • Older and Wider 2-8-15
  • Blunders, bloopers and boo-boos 1-24-15
  • The death of a subdivision 12-8-14
  • Different kind of D 11-14-14
  • Let it beeeeeeee 11-1-14
  • Gail Borden - Part II 10-1-14
  • Gail Borden 9-1-14
  • Wallisville Goes Hog Wild 8-4-14
  • The good doctor from Canada 7-5-14
  • William Fairfax Gray 6-11-14
  • Christ Church Cathedral in Houston 6-11-14
  • The Lone Star and Charles Zanco 5-23-14
  • Father Muldoon forgotten hero of Texas history 5-1-14
  • Big Sam vs. Little Davey in Hot Election, 1841 4-7-14
  • From High School Senior to Senior Citizen 3-16-14
  • Sam’s Kids - the Houston Eight 1-5-14
  • The Cane Mutiny 10-14-13
  • Double Takes on Names 9-17-13
    Emily West and Emily West.
  • Be it ever so ‘umble 8-17-13
  • Close encounters of the canned kind 7-21-13
  • Ghost Story 6-10-13
  • Writer saw the Goose Creek light in WWII 5-9-13
  • Mrs. Anson Jones 4-7-13
  • Andy’s Antics in Austin 2-21-13
  • French Connection 2-3-13
  • Name That Lake 1-5-13
  • Cliff notes on “Perils of Nyoka” 12-17-12
  • Hughes Who in Oil Field 12-2-12
  • Judge Isaac Moreland Interviewed 10-15-12
  • La Tipica 10-2-12
  • Ashbel Smith's Foster Daughter 9-14-12
  • Liberty treated POWs well in 1830s and 1940s 9-1-12
  • David Levi Kokernot 8-15-12
  • Baytown is so refined 8-3-12
  • Rationing during WWII - How sweet it wasn't 7-20-12
  • Island Hogs a Lot of History 7-1-12
  • 1943 Secret Storm 6-17-12
  • Magnolia Gardens 6-2-12
  • Retired Seed Company Exec Remembers Mentor 4-1-12
  • Faithful wife, dutiful daughter 3-2-12
  • Learning news lingo as 2nd language 2-1-12
  • Baytown's Post Office Mural 1-9-12
  • ‘Pistol Packin Mama’ right on target 12-23-11
  • Wanda Orton

    Wanda Orton is a retired managing editor of the Baytown Sun. A BiB (born in Baytown), she is also a 7th Generation Texan and a Daughter of the Republic of Texas (Wilhelm Keidel Chapter). Her newspaper career began with the Baytown Sun when she was still attending Baytown’s Robert E, Lee High School. She attended classes at Baytown’s own Lee College before transferring to the University of Houston, graduating with a BA in English. She currently lives in Fredericksburg.

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    Columns:

  • Mike Cox - "Texas Tales"
  • Clay Coppedge - "Letters from Central Texas"
  • Murray Montgomery - "Lone Star Diary"
  • Wanda Orton - "Wandering"
  • Michael Barr - "Hindsights"
  • Maggie Van Ostrand - "A Balloon in Cactus"
  • Jase Graves' "Quips and Salsa"
  • David Knape - "Once Upon A Line" Poems
  • Roger Todd Moore - "Moore Texas" Cartoons
  • John Troesser
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  • "A Glimpse of Texas Past" by Jeffery Robenalt
  • "Bob Bowman's East Texas" by Bob Bowman
  • "All Things Historical" by Archie P. McDonald & Bob Bowman
  • "Cannonball's Tales" by W. T. Block Jr.
  • "It's All Trew" by Delbert Trew
  • "Charley Eckhardt's Texas" by C. F. Eckhardt

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