Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jobs Drying Up In Texas Oilfields


While most Texans are enjoying additional money in their monthly budgets because of low oil prices, thousands of our friends and neighbors are being laid-off and losing everything they own for the same reason. The price extremes of the oil and gas business have been at play in the world economy for as long as I can remember. Only a few years ago, once again, the grand days of high oil prices enabled what most folks refer to as 'roughnecks' to earn large incomes to go along with their dangerous profession. Let's all remember that those few bucks we are saving when we fill up our gas tanks are coming out of the family budgets of other Texans who are currently in dire straights.

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$20 Million Lotto Winner In Bedford


It's really kind of sad when a person wins over $20 million and it does not even make the news. However, some lucky Texan did win the 'Lotto Texas' drawing on Saturday night and that individual is now $20.25 million richer. The winning ticket was sold at a Murphy's convenience store on Bedford Road and Central Drive. The winning numbers were 9-19-28-41-45-51. Congratulations to Texas' newest millionaire.

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Beautiful Water At The Blue Hole


Located in Angelina National Forest in East Texas, the 'Blue Hole' in Jasper County is a wonderful thing to see. At one time, it was only a 'rock quarry' until in filled with water during a big flooding event in the 1920's. This area was used by the railroad over a century ago to provide the rock they needed to build the foundation for railroad tracks. Over the years, people have taken a swim in the 'Blue Hole' where tons of sandstone rock reside under it's peaceful waters.

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Musical Texas - Pioneer Amphitheater


As you see the 'lone horseman' appear at the top of the hill, the time has come for another performance of the musical Texas. For decades, a group of fine young actors take to the stage at the Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, Texas during summer months. Tens of thousands of folks from all around the world have traveled to the Texas Panhandle to witness this wonderful show that outlines the history of the Lone Star State. I you have not seen it yet, you should go at your earliest convenience.

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Hiking Guadalupe Peak Texas


Folks who do this sort of thing tell me that climbing Guadalupe Peak is a very physical endeavored and it can take anywhere from 6-8 hours to reach the summit. That said, once completed the view of the vast Big Bend area of our state is well worth the effort. From the start till finish, climbers will increase their elevation by 3000 feet. Texas has so much to offer both residents and visitors. Check out Guadalupe Peak sometime.

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Mexican Food On San Antonio Riverwalk


One of the best things about the San Antonio Riverwalk is the authentic Mexican food served there. My wife and I have visited the 'Alamo City' every year during the fall for decades and we plan to keep going back as long as it is possible. One thing we really enjoy while eating at great restaurants there are those fat little birds who walk around and beg for food just like a little puppy dog. The reason those birds are fat is because crazy Texans like us who have been feeding them people food for a long, long time. Fat little birds who love to eat Mexican food are just another reason why vacationing in San Antonio is so much fun.

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Full Moon Calendar 2016 Dates


Jan. 23 - Wolf Moon - 8:46 p.m., Feb. 22 - Snow Moon - 1:20 p.m.
Mar. 23 - Worm Moon -8:01 a.m., Apr. 22 - Pink Moon - 1:24 a.m.
May 21 - Flower Moon - 5:15 p.m., June 20 - Strawberry Moon - 7:02 a.m.
July 19 - Buck Moon - 6:57 p.m., Aug. 18 - Sturgeon Moon - 5:27 a.m.
Sept. 16 - Harvest Moon - 3:05 p.m., Oct. 16 - Hunter's Moon - 12:23 a.m.
Nov. 14 - Beaver Moon - 8:52 a.m., Dec. 13 - Cold Moon - 7:05 p.m.

All times are U.S. Eastern

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Soldiers Guard Tomb Of Unknown


This weekend, most of the powerful who work in Washington D.C. left town for a warmer climate as the blizzard of 2016 made it's way into town. All those pretty people, with banks full of cash could not leave fast enough as the few real heroes of this nation went about their duties with honor. At the top of the list of heroes are the men who walk day and night in front of the 'Tomb of Unknown Soldiers' in Washington. We have seen them stand guard though horrible weather like hurricanes and this weekend we are watching them work without complaint during a huge blizzard storm. The best of the best this nation has to offer are guarding over comrades they never knew. God bless them.

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2016 Blizzard: Snowfall Reports


Most Texans absolutely hate blizzards. In fact, when we want a blizzard we just head down to the local Dairy Queen and get one to go. However, many friends and family who live up north are having a bad weekend and our thoughts and prayers go out to them. Here is the latest snowfall report from the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic sections of the country. Stay warm!

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast (Friday-Saturday)

West Virginia: 40 inches of snow in Glengary, in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.
Virginia: 39 inches in Philomont, about 25 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
Maryland: 38 inches in Redhouse, in western Maryland. Redhouse is 150 miles west of Baltimore.
Pennsylvania: 35.5 inches at Somerset, about 25 miles southwest of Altoona.
New Jersey: 29.6 inches at Whitehouse, in Readington Township in the northern part of the state.
New York: 27.7 inches at JFK Airport in New York City.
Connecticut: 16 inches at Greenwich, near the New York border in far southwestern Connecticut.
Delaware: 15.5 inches at Woodside in Kent County.
Rhode Island: 15.5 inches at Westerly, in the southwestern corner of the state.
Massachusetts: 14.5 inches at West Harwich on Cape Cod.

South and Ohio Valley (Friday-Early Saturday)

Kentucky: 22 inches near Booneville in eastern Kentucky; 12.2 inches of snow and 0.30 inch of ice in Bowling Green; 2 inch per hour snowfall rates in Jackson with a storm total of 16.2 inches
North Carolina: 19 inches near Old Fort. Also 0.65 inches of ice glaze near Selma.
Ohio: 17 inches in Graysville, in southeast Ohio, about 80 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
Tennessee: 14 inches in Jamestown. Nashville reported thundersnow during the day Friday with a storm total of 8 inches.
Arkansas: 8 inches near Sherwood, Cabot and Jacksonville.
Georgia: 7.5 inches at Dillard in Rabun County of far northeast Georgia.
South Carolina: 7.5 inches of snow in Inman; 1/2 inch of ice glaze in Fort Mill. Both are close to the North Carolina border.
Illinois: 5.5 inches at Shawneetown, in the southeastern parts of the state near the Ohio River.
Indiana: 5 inches in Floyds Knobs, just over the Ohio River from Louisville.
Alabama: 3.5 inches near Harvest, just to the northwest of Huntsville.
Louisiana: 2.5 inches in Haynesville, near the Arkansas border.
Mississippi: 2 inches in Oxford and Myrtle, both in northern Mississippi.

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