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 .
Pray for West
Pray for the those the town of West, Texas. The explosion has devastated the small central Texas town. This one hits close to home. We know people who were effected by this. Like many Texans I know West that the little Czech town on I-35 known for its Kolaches. How to help those in West … Continue reading Pray for West
The Bucket List (Another Facebook Meme)
Due to technical difficulties I'm not able to participate in ABC Wednesday this week. Hopefully, my computer will be back up soon. I have decided to respond to another Facebook Meme. I've been tagged several times for the Bucket List. Place an X by all the things you've done and then send it to your … Continue reading The Bucket List (Another Facebook Meme)
ABC Wednesday: E is for Energy
Energy has long been an important industry in west Texas. Traditionally that has meant oil and gas wells. Today that also includes wind energy. I've always wondered why they couldn't figure out some way to use all of that wind out there. See more ABC Wednesday.
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