Monday, November 30, 2009

Back to work

I was only off work a few days, what happened to the place?

December 5th at Memorial Stadium is the annual Terrell Police Services vs. Terrell Fire Department flag football game. Game time is 10am, admission is an unwrapped toy for boys and girls age 10 and up. The Terrell Chamber of Commerce has a calendar posted with all of the Christmas events.

How would you like to go to Hawaii for Christmas? The SMU Mustangs look to be heading to the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. Not a bad trip for your first bowl game in 25 years.

The University of Mississippi, and former Terrell Tiger Gerald Harris, may be heading to the Cotton Bowl on January 2nd. However, Cotton Bowl officials may not want to take the Rebels two years in a row.

Vince Young, a former Texas Longhorn led a 99 yard drive that ended with a touchdown pass as time expired to win the game.

Missouri, my favorite team growing up, defeated rival Kansas and looks to be heading to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, AZ. If the bowl projections are correct, the 8-4 Tigers will be playing 6-6 Minnesota, who lost 4 of their last 6 games. Doesn't that sound like and exciting game? I bet the Tigers would turn down Tempe for a trip to Hawaii.

Colt McCoy should win the Heisman, and I love to see the Irish struggle.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Don again as a wonderful slide show of yesterdays funeral for Spc. Joseph Lewis.

Below are a few of my pictures.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Early morning

Another picture from yesterday morning on Moore Ave.

The funeral for Spc. Joseph Lewis is at 2:00PM today at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Terrell.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday sunrise

I avoided getting close to any stores this morning. I did get up early and go out with Brian to get a few shots of the sunrise on Moore Ave.

Skywatch Friday-Thanksgiving travel

The Thanksgiving holiday and weekend is the busiest travel time during the year. I wonder where this plane was heading?

Travel around the world with Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This was taken last year on Thanksgiving day around noon. A squirrel wanted to have transformer for lunch causing our block along with a few others to lose power for the afternoon. Lets hope today goes smoother than last year.

Week 12 NFL picks

xGreen Bay 6-4 (Road: 2-2)
Detroit 2-8 (Home: 2-3)

xOakland 3-7 (Road: 1-3) - Yes I am picking the Raiders
Dallas 7-3 (Home: 4-1)

xNY Giants 6-4 (Road: 3-2)
Denver 6-4 (Home: 3-2)

xMiami 5-5 (Road: 2-3)
Buffalo 3-7 (Home: 1-3)

Seattle 3-7 (Road: 0-5)
xSt. Louis 1-9 (Home: 0-5)

Washington 3-7 (Road: 0-5)
xPhiladelphia 6-4 (Home: 3-2)

Tampa Bay 1-9 (Road: 0-4)
xAtlanta 5-5 (Home: 4-0)

xIndianapolis 10-0 (Road: 5-0)
Houston 5-5 (Home: 2-3)

Cleveland 1-9 (Road: 1-5)
xCincinnati 7-3 (Home: 3-2)

xCarolina 4-6 (Road: 2-3)
NY Jets 4-6 (Home: 2-3)

Kansas City 3-7 (Road: 2-3)
xSan Diego 7-3 (Home: 3-2)

xJacksonville 6-4 (Road: 2-3)
San Francisco 4-6 (Home: 3-2)

xArizona 7-3 (Road: 5-0)
Tennessee 4-6 (Home: 2-2)

Chicago 4-6 (Road: 1-4)
xMinnesota 9-1 (Home: 5-0)

xPittsburgh 6-4 (Road: 2-3)
Baltimore 5-5 (Home: 3-2)

New England 7-3 (Road: 1-3)
xNew Orleans 10-0 (Home: 5-0)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paying respect

The Terrell Tribune has an excellent slideshow "Bringing Home Spc. Joseph "GI Joe" Lewis."

Brian also has a post up of Spc. Lewis' return home to Terrell, Texas.

Rim rocker

I remember seeing this play a lot last year. Only it was the opposing team doing it to Terrell. I am still learning how to get the best photos in the gym, but I like the sequence of shots here. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Terrell was taking the ball out to the side of the basket.

Jherrod Stiggers cut down the lane for the basket as the ball was thrown in.

Jherrod is ready to jump as the ball is in air.

Almost, can he pull it off?

Awesome dunk, and check out the player who threw the ball in. I think he jumped a few feet as the dunk was happening.

Brian over at Texas Daily Photo has a new camera and he has some shots from the game post at his site.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Push Push Push

I think the game plan going into Terrell's basketball game with Sulphur Springs Tuesday night was to push the ball every chance they got. On every forced turnover and defensive rebound the Terrell coaching staff was yelling, push, push, push.

The goal was to wear down the Wildcats who only dressed 6 players for the game. I would guess that they were shorthanded because their football team is still alive in the playoffs and there are students who play both sports.

The Wildcats did their best to keep the game close. They hit some 3 pointers early and only trailed by 4 after the first quarter 21-17. Terrell widened the lead to 13 at half time and pulled away in the second half to win 89-65.

Five Tigers scored in double figures
Jherrod Stiggers 24
Darius Simpson 12
Michael White 11
Josh Winfield 11
Michael McNeal 10

The Tigers are now 3-0.

North Catherine

This is my street this past Sunday morning. Not much for fall colors, most of the trees are tall pecans.

We enjoy the shade in the summer, but when the wind and thunderstorms roll in it gets a bit scary.

I picked 13 out of 16 NFL games in week 11. My season record is 107-53.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Spc. Joseph Lewis return home and funeral service

Spc. Lewis will arrive Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009 Majors Airfield, Greenville, Texas

Funeral Service:
Saturday November 28
2:00 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
200 W College St
Terrell, Texas

Check the Terrell Tribune for more information as it becomes available.

Photo courtesy of the Fort Lewis PAO

Facelift continues

Kountry Kitchen

Had breakfast at Kountry Kitchen the other morning. They have moved into the spot that used to be the Flamingo Grill. The operators of the Flamingo Grill have opened up a sports bar at another location.

I had sausage gravy and biscuits, very good.

I watched the American Music Awards last night. Not so much for the awards, but for the performances. I saw some home runs and a few strikeouts.

The best performance of the night was hands down Mary J. Blige, she sounded as great as she looked.

I also enjoyed Eminem, Green Day, Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston.

Striking out was Adam Lambert, his performance wasn't bad, but I didn't like the song. If that's a sample of the music on his new album, I will not be downloading it.

I also could pass on Jennifer Lopez, Jay-Z and Timbaland.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shop locally

Soon Moore Ave will have the Christmas wreaths and lights. Hard to picture Thanksgiving and Christmas when its sunny and in the 60s this morning. Make sure you visit our locally owned businesses when doing your Christmas shopping.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tigers earn All District honors

Terrell Tigers district recognized players, posted by the Terrell ISD.

15-4A All District Players

Defensive Player Of the Year= Dwight Kennedy

#1 Dwight Kennedy has his sights set on the Waco U
running back.

1st Team Players
Running Back Ski Spencer
Wide Receiver Jherrod Stiggers
Offensive Lineman Colton Bodine
Defensive Back LB Williams
Linebacker Matavious Morris

2nd Team Players
QB Guy Kennedy
Running Back Adrian Oliver
Offensive Lineman Trey Bodine
Offensive Lineman Quarick Carter
Wide Receiver Pat Morris Jr.
Tight End Cale Wardlaw
Defensive Tackle James Kennedy
Punter Anthony Bridges

Honorable Mention
DB AJ Wells
Center Billy Howard
Linebacker Justin Pendleton

Coaching Staff of the Year

Terrell 66 Kaufman 44

Terrell jumped to early lead and never looked back Friday night in Terrell. The Tigers were led by Jherrod Stiggers who scored 23 first half points and 29 total. The final score was 66-44.

Check the Tribune for a full story of the game by Cliff.

Kaufman took an early time out. If you enlarge the picture
and look at the scoreboard, you can make out the score is 15-0.
I see lotto numbers there....3, 10, 2, 22, 23.

Jherrod Stiggers the star of the game for the Tigers.

Brian at Texas Daily Photo has a good picture from the game. I have a few more I am going to put up Sunday.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spc. Joseph Lewis

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Spc. Joseph Lewis.

From yesterdays press release:
FORT LEWIS, Wash. — The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Fort Lewis Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Joseph M. Lewis, 26, of Terrell, Texas, died Nov. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

Skywatch Friday-Season over

The Tigers football season is over, so I will make my Skywatch Friday post the last football picture of the promises.......

Skywatch Friday

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's the Tiger

Just one picture, join Terrell Daily Photo on Facebook for more pictures.

News filtered out yesterday that U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Michael Lewis from Terrell was killed in Afghanistan. The Terrell Tribune has been updating the story.

There is another Thursday night NFL game this week, so here are my week 11 picks

Miami 4-5 (Road: 1-3)
xCarolina 4-5 (Home: 2-2)

xPittsburgh 6-3 (Road: 2-2)
Kansas City 2-7 (Home: 0-4)

xIndianapolis 9-0 (Road: 4-0)
Baltimore 5-4 (Home: 3-1)

San Francisco 4-5 (Road: 1-3)
xGreen Bay 5-4 (Home: 3-2)

Buffalo 3-6 (Road: 2-3)
xJacksonville 5-4 (Home: 3-1)

Atlanta 5-4 (Road: 1-4)
xNY Giants 5-4 (Home: 2-2)

xNew Orleans 9-0 (Road: 4-0)
Tampa Bay 1-8 (Home: 1-4)

Cleveland 1-8 (Road: 1-4)
xDetroit 1-8 (Home: 1-3)

Washington 3-6 (Road: 0-4)
xDallas 6-3 (Home: 3-1)

Seattle 3-6 (Road: 0-4)
xMinnesota 8-1 (Home: 4-0)

xArizona 6-3 (Road: 4-0)
St. Louis 1-8 (Home: 0-4)

NY Jets 4-5 (Road: 2-2)
xNew England 6-3 (Home: 5-0)

xSan Diego 6-3 (Road: 3-1)
Denver 6-3 (Home: 3-1)

xCincinnati 7-2 (Road: 4-0)
Oakland 2-7 (Home: 1-4)

xPhiladelphia 5-4 (Road: 2-2)
Chicago 4-5 (Home: 3-1)

xTennessee 3-6 (Road: 1-4)
Houston 5-4 (Home: 2-2)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Terrell Tiger shots

These are a few of my favorite shots of the Tigers from Saturdays game against Waco University.

Find these and more photos on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.
Tomorrow will be band, cheerleader and bodyguards.

I was 10-5 picking the NFL games, my season record is 94-50. My fantasy team also won, I moved into 4th place. Top 6 make the playoffs, 3 weeks to go.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Getting a face lift

Not me, one of the businesses on Moore Ave. is getting a face lift. This should finish off the entire block.

Come back tomorrow morning for my favorite Tiger football shots from Saturdays game.

Waco University Trojans shots

Here are some of the pictures of the Trojans from Waco University High School. They move on to face Sulphur Springs next week. Tomorrow I will post some of my favorite shots of the Tigers. Click on any picture for a larger version.