The Big Square Historical Marker

Twelve miles east of Lazbuddie at the intersection of Highway 145 and FM 503/504 just past where Parmer County gives way to Castro County, a community called Big Square thrived, for a time,  on land that used to be part of the XIT Ranch. Big Square is now gone,...

The Rest of the Trip to Schulenburg

The trip to Schulenburg that Elaine and I took was specifically to visit the painted churches, which we did, and really enjoyed.  I shared the churches with you in an earlier post.  But we also had a great time shopping and touring Schulenburg, La Grange,...

The Painted Churches of Schulenburg

Schulenburg, Texas, is a thriving, peaceful little town of 2852 citizens nestled in the rolling hills between Austin and Houston. Its beginning dates back to a land grant given to Kesiah Crier in 1831 by the Mexican government and was settled by German and Czech...

The Playa Lake Field Day

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge hosted a playa lake field day on May 18th. I didn’t know much about these big puddles of water, so I decided I needed to find out more about them. By the end of the day, I decided  they tend to be misunderstood and...

I Knew B.J. Thomas. Sort of.

B.J. Thomas died Saturday, May 29th, to cancer. I was sorry we lost him. I grew up listening to his music when he sang with The Triumphs, a rock bank based in Rosenberg, Texas, where I grew up. Okay, it’s a stretch to say I knew  him. He was a senior at Lamar...