When bruised, belligerent Randy Travis was arrested after a car accident, the locals went into overdrive.
A couple of them ran to the jail, one to offer the faded country singer his cash bail money and a ride home, and the other to offer legal services and a Texas Longhorns hat to shield Randy’s fucked up face from the photographers.
Sherman, Texas is a closeknit, caring community, we’re told–the kind of place that truly reaches out and cares for their own.
Well, it sounds more like enabling to me.
And I certainly hope they show the same kind of caring to the non-celebrities who are found laying drunk in the road, and who then threaten to shoot and kill the officers.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 9, 2012