She smiled. “My grandfather was ‘Bull’ Penn. I may not look it, but I’ve got this town in my veins.”

“‘Bull’ Penn?” I said. “I feel like I’ve heard that name.

“He was one of the all-time great football players to ever come out of this town,” said Dr. Penn. “On the college team in the 50s, and a pro in the 60s. He played for Texas in the AFL championship, same time as town was falling apart over integration. Really gave the folks here something positive to latch onto, you know?”

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