Rem­i­nisc­ing about Briscoe

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Be­ing hired by the Dolph Briscoe ad­min­is­tra­tion was a stroke of luck for me. It was 1974, and I had just re­tired form the U.S. Air Force af­ter 20 years. Af­ter run­ning the photo lab at the Air Force Academy, I was more than up to the chal­lenge given to me for one job that came about ev­ery once in a while.

When­ever Ben Sar­gent had a car­toon that in­volved Briscoe, the gover­nor had Ben send the orig­i­nal to me, and I would copy and print out a black and white 11-by-14-inch matte print of it. Seems the gover­nor had a great sense of hu­mor along with be­ing sen­si­tive to oth­ers’ needs. At least from my per­spec­tive that was true.

GE­ORGE HOLMES gholmes1936@sbc­global.net

austin

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