Throwback Thursday: Wind Turbines

First posted Jan 16th, 2009. Energy has been the major industry in west Texas for decades. Until recently it has been primarily oil and gas. One of the most notable sights on our trip west were wind turbines interspersed amongst the pump jacks. Took this shot between Kermit and Odessa, Texas.  It took the first … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Wind Turbines

Tribute to Heroes

Final Alarm for the fallen first responders from West, Texas. WEST VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Morris Bridges Cody Dragoo Joey Pustejovsky Robert Snokhaus Doug Snokhaus Buck Uptmor ABBOT VOLUNTEER FIRED DEPARTMENT Jerry Chapman Cyrus Reed DALLAS FIRED DEPARTMENT Kenny Harris, Captian MERTENS AND NAVARRO MILLS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS Perry Calvin OTHER FIRST RESPONDER Jimmy Matus .

Sky Watch Friday: I-20 West

Took this when we were driving between Big Spring and Abilene, Texas on I-20. I had to pull over to get this. Actually, I took it from an overpass. It wasn't like the side roads were busy. One nickname for west Texas is The Big Country. Everything seems so big out there with the wide … Continue reading Sky Watch Friday: I-20 West

My World Tuesday: White Horse Center

For the past several weeks I have been featuring scenes from my alma mater, Hardin-Simmons University. Located in Abilene, Texas HSU proudly embraces its western heritage. One of the iconic groups on campus is the Six White Horses.  Each rider caries one of the six flags that have flown over Texas. The Six White Horses … Continue reading My World Tuesday: White Horse Center