Friday, July 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Rain in the forecast?

We may get a break from the heat and a little rain, lets hope. This is the sunset last night as the clouds were rolling in.



If you will be in Terrell today, tomorrow or next Friday or Saturday stop by the old Bliss hair salon at the corner of 429 & 80, next to Pardners. They are holding a yard sale/fundraiser for the 949th Brigade Support Battalion who are currently serving in Iraq. They may have something you can not do without. All money collected will be used to purchase gift cards for the returning troops. You can also make a cash donation at Citizens Bank inside Brookshires. This is an excellent idea and I know the returning troops would appreciate the gift. They are also looking for donations to the yard sale and volunteers to assist. Pick up a copy of the Terrell Tribune for more information located in the around town section on the front page.

I posted pictures of the send off that was held in Terrell last July.

I love this site cause I'm a geek. HP takes in $58 million dollars on opening day.

I promise not to complain every day but.............

"Nothing is free" Paul Wageman NTTA Board Chairman today to Channel 11 when discussing the 32% rate increase in tolls on the NTTA system. Follow the link and play they embedded video for the quote.

His quote got me wondering if anyone has done a follow up to this story from almost 2 years ago? Some Wealthy & Powerful Drive On Tollway For Free.

In the story from two years ago, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was asked for a comment about getting a tolltag for free. She called the reporter back and said "I don't have to tell you my business." See my comment about Congress from yesterdays post. This may be a good example.

I drive the George Bush Turnpike everyday and will be paying these higher costs. I am curious if all drivers of the NTTA system are being asked to buck up and pay the higher rate.....or any rate at all.

Have a great Friday!


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15 comments:

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch, love the colors of your sunset, mine is similar..good idea gift cards for the troops, everyone go there.......have a great weekend...cheers.

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent shot, magnificent sunset! Doesn't get any better, hope it brings some cooler weather. That is a great idea for the troops. Hope lots of people turn up! Have a great weekend!

J Bar said...

Good shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Babooshka said...

I do like a post with a controversial question. One thing we don't have here are toll roads. I can feel the humidity coming off this image. I think we have your rain again here.

Hilda said...

Beautiful pale gold sunset! I hope you get the rain that you're wishing for.

You mean you have problems with corruption in government too? I mean, I never really questioned that even first-world countries would have instances of corruption, but I guess I'm just surprised to actually read about it.

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice Sky Watch capture. Well done.

Jacob said...

Beautiful sky watch photo, Jim. Hope you get a bit cooler weather.

alicesg said...

Stunning sunset photo. Nice capture. Have a nice weekend, Jim.

B SQUARED said...

It seems like it has been beastly hot down your way. Hope you got some relief.

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous sunset.
Great idea to raise money for the troops. Very good.
We are lucky to be able to complain about stuff (corruption in government) but you are right---if we complain and do nothing what good is it.
Come on up and sit on my deck and sip an iced tea and ponder the MOUN
TAIN. MB

Tricia said...

Very very pretty sunset - I love that soft color & the sun rays shining through! Excellent shot!

Lynn said...

Beautiful. This has been a great week for sunsets on Skywatch.

bettyjf1 said...

Toll Roads in TEXAS?!!! I thought they'd have hung anyone in Texas trying to tax your roads! What's up with that?!
Thinking about it.... I'd rather drive a toll road drive on the roads with the speed cameras.. Like here

laura said...

Gorgeous photo!

marley said...

Wonderful sky!