What is it?
County? Johnson County
High school mascot? Yellow Jacket
Middle schools/junior highs?
2. One sixth grade and one junior high.
Henderson, or as we called it, "The Strip."
Kicking parking lot scene?
Try the mall or out in front of the Fina at Henderson and Douglas.
Nolan River Mall, Cinemark
Cinema 6, Country Club, Putt-Putt
, the city pool, the 24 hour Wal-Mart
Lots of Mexican, homestyle and fast-food restaurants. An Applebee's
was just put in which caused the old people in town to shit
themselves. Johnson is a dry county, and Applebee's serves hooch
. Go figure.
One on every street corner, it seems like. There are literally dozens of church
es in this one small town.
Things I can only see in Cleburne, TX:
A monument to ME in the high school band hall
; a used bookstore run by an ex-band-director-turned-blackjack-dealer-turned-proprieter; my house, where two generation
s of legendary parties took place out in the middle of nowehere; Yellow Jacket Stadium which way back in the 1910's was going to be the first bowl stadium in America
- The city eventually pulled the funding and the damn thing was only half finished.
If you are going to high school, there are always plenty of parties
and romantic encounters to be had. As an adult, very little, although it's ridiculous
ly cheap to live there. I give it eight lobsters.
Final assessment of my hometown:
If you want a quiet, cheap place to live with decent community and low crime
, Cleburne is for you.