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texanist sheriff astrodome 0124Q:  The late Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips (no relation) always took off his hat in the Astrodome because his mama taught him not to wear one inside. However, Texas sheriffs seem to live by a different code. I recently saw a photo of several of the peacekeepers posed around an empty conference table, Stetsons firmly snugged in place. Is there ever a time when a Texas sheriff removes his hat indoors?David K. Phillips, BrenhamA: The office of sheriff dates back to Texas’s earliest days; every constitution we’ve had has stipulated that there be a sheriff for each county. There are, as all Texans know, 254 counties here and therefore 254 such lawmen and lawwomen who enforce traffic laws on county roads, run county jails,…

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