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...

Sam and Lisa

The year was 1998; the football game the night of October 30th was in Muleshoe against rival Friona. It was a very rainy night in Muleshoe, and the game came to be known as the Mud Bowl. The officials finally gave in and halted the game a little before halftime, and...

Former Student to the Rescue!

I had gone to bed Thursday night without any Internet service. It went away without warning, as computer problems are wont to do. It had worked fine all day and that evening before I got the dreaded message box about the Internet being unavailable to load. It advised...