Monday, January 25, 2016

Queen Isabella Causeway Bridge


Anyone who has driven to South Padre Island, Texas has crossed this bridge. It's called the Queen Isabella Causeway and during busy times of the year, like spring break, it can be as crowded as any freeway in Dallas or Houston. Some people around the country mistakenly believe that most Texans are 'landlocked' folks who do not care much for water. Needless to say, those people are wrong and all anyone needs to do is just look at how popular South Padre Island is to prove that. From grade school kids to older retired types, South Padre Island screams 'I love Texas' better than anywhere in the Lone Star State. It may be cold right now, but just wait a couple of months and the beaches there will be so crowded it will be difficult to find the sand.

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Water Clear As Glass – Blanco River


In the old picture above, it's amazing watching those two people fishing the Blanco River in waters as clear as glass. While thousands of people have been working night and day to get the Blanco and other Central Texas rivers back to normal after last year's spring flooding, it might take decades for this beautiful place to completely return to normal. Many people died and hundreds of homeowners were displaced in 2015 when unbelievable heavy rainfall turned rivers into death traps in a matter of hours. The next time you're traveling through Central Texas and have a few days to kill, you might want to check out the Blanco River and catch a fish or two.

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Highway 90 Pecos River Bridge


If you've ever traveled between Del Rio and Langtry, Texas you have probably driven over the Pecos River Bridge on Highway 90. The view from this bridge is breathtaking and if you look carefully below, you might see a few folks fishing. The Pecos Highway 90 Bridge crosses Lake Amistad , which is one of many dividing lines between the United States of America and Mexico. Many Texans have never visited this section of the Lone Star State, but should do so because the color of the water in the Pecos River is something special to behold.

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Texas Spring - Field Of Bluebonnets


So far, it has not been as cold this winter in Texas as has been the case in the past. However, we still have one full month to go before spring and my guess is many of us will see snow and ice before this winter is over. My favorite time of year in Texas is spring. Just look at that picture above showing a field completely filled with bluebonnets. No place on Earth I'd rather be during the springtime than breathing wide open Texas air, while looking upon a full field of bluebonnets. Just two more months to go.

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180-Welding Jobs Coming To Amarillo


Now here's some good news for folks looking for work in the Texas Panhandle. Workforce Solutions Panhandle will be holding two hiring events in Amarillo in the near future as a company they represent, Gestamp Renewable Industries, prepares to hire 180-welders to construct new Wind Towers. These hiring events will take place on February 1st and 8th from 8am-5pm. If you're interested in applying for one of these positions, please advance register by visiting www.workintexas.com or by calling (806)372-5521. They are looking for welders with at least 6-months of experience.

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