Friday, December 31, 2010

Skywatch Friday-Looking up

2010 ends with a Skywatch post of the 72 story, 921ft, Bank of America bank building in Dallas.

Other Skywatch Friday sites can be found here.

A few hours still left to vote in the Picture of the Year. Vote for the picture or pictures you like best.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


A couple of the penguins at the Dallas World Aquarium.

There is still time to vote for your favorite picture of the year. You can click on any of the pictures and go to the original post. Vote for more than one if you want. The picture with the most votes will be my post on Jan 1st as the photo of the year. If there is a tie, I get to break it.

Lady Tigers play in the 5th place game this morning in 16 team Kaufman Holiday Tournament. This has to be considered a strong showing for the Lady Tigers.

Terrell boys lost in the Consolation game of the gold bracket at the Suddenlink Dragon Classic, falling to Fort Worth Trimble Tech 60-59 in OT. Jherrod Stiggers was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years spirits

Do you still have to purchase your spirits and snacks for New Years?  Better get them now before it's too late. This building is not in Terrell.

Have you voted for the picture of the year? The top 10 are posted to the right. Click on each picture to to back to the original post. You can vote for more than one picture.

Here is a rundown of the scores at the Suddenlink Dragon Tournament in Nacogdoches.  The Tigers dropped both games yesterday and will play Jacksonville at 9:30AM.

The Girls went 1-1 yesterday in the Kaufman Holiday Tournament.  Their game today is at 2:30PM.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I don't think we will be friends

Taken at the Dallas World Aquarium.  Just after I took the picture I regretted using the flash, sorry.

If you haven't voted in my Photo of the Year poll on the right hand side of this site, please do.  You can vote for more than one picture.

The Tigers boys varsity basketball team won both games yesterday in the Suddenlink Dragon Classic being held in Nacogdoches. The boys play today at 2PM against Alief-Elsik.

The girls begin play this afternoon in Kaufman's Holiday Tournament. They play Mabank at 2PM. If they win that game they play again at 5:30PM.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

Visitors from out of town means a trip to Dallas to see the sights.

The Terrell varsity basketball teams will be playing tournaments this week. The boys are playing in a tournament in Nacogdoches, TX.  Teams participating:   Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Jacksonville, Hudson, Center, Tyler Lee, Mount Pleasant, Terrell, Temple, Fort Worth Trimble Tech, Antonian Prep, Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville Hendrickson, Houston Furr and Shreveport Evangel.

The girls are playing in the Kaufman Holiday Tournament. Their first game is 2:30 Tuesday against Mabank. Here is the full tournament bracket.

Review the photos to the right and vote for your favorite. The picture with the most votes will be posted on Jan 1st, as my photo of the year. You can vote for more than one.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The day after

If I took this picture today, I would block the sun. Remember that saying, "I cant believe I ate the whole thing?" Thats what I felt like last night, but the all of the food yesterday tasted to good.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Last minute shopping

Nothing like waiting till the last few days to start Christmas shopping.

Voting has started in the hopes of finding the best picture of 2010 from Terrell Daily Photo. There are 10 choices to the right. Vote for your favorite, or vote for a couple of pictures. Each picture links back to the original post. The picture with the most votes will be my Theme Day post for January 1st, Picture of the Year.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas vacation

Today begins our Christmas break at work.  I'm off till next Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Today is our Christmas spread at work.  I always hate'em.  I never know what to bring.  I usually try to to sign up for soda or chips.  I've tried to get them to agree that I'll bring sporks, napkins and coffee, (we get that free in the break room).

Last spread I brought in peppers with cheese and bacon, so thats what I ended up fixing last night.  I also ate more than I should have after they were done.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oh so close

The Lady Tigers basketball team traveled to Mesquite to take on district rivals West Mesquite.  The ladies played their hearts out but came up just short losing 59-57.  The Tigers were down early but fought back and held a lead until West Mesquite hit a pair of free throws to give the Wranglers a 58-57 lead with 10.2 seconds remaining in the game.  The Tigers were unable to get a shot off on the next possession and the Wranglers added one more free throw for the final score. The final score wasn't what the Tigers wanted, but if they keep playing like they did last night there will be many more wins.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?   Less than a week to go.  I found a good sale in Canton, but they didn't have what I was looking for.

I ran in the Santa Claws 5K Saturday and got a medal for coming in 1st in my age group.  It could also be said that I finished 2nd to last in my age group.  It was my fastest so far, 33:34.

The Terrell Lady Tigers travel to West Mesquite tonight for a district game that was initially scheduled for tomorrow.

I added a small album from the Forney vs. Terrell boys basketball game to the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.  Check out the photos and hit the like button while on the page.

75 degrees today, pushing 80 tomorrow.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

She dont mess around

This is Mary Kaplan, she won her age group in the Santa Claw 5K yesterday in Canton.  She has ran and won her age group in races in all 50 states!  She said shes working on running a race in every county in Texas.

She's 71 years old and ran 33:07.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winner winner chicken dinner

I ran in the Santa Claw 5K race today on the grounds of First Monday in Canton. I won my age group and got a medal.

Not bad for being old, ugly and fat.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Another shot from Ben Gill Park.  If you enlarge the picture, you can just make out the ducks heads just above the grass line. For other Skywatch Friday sites, click here.

Tigers boys and girls teams are in action tonight.  Girls at home, boys on the road both against Corsicana.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Weather change

Yesterday the high temperature was 76 degrees.  Today the high is suppose to be 57 degrees.  What a difference a day makes.

Hold the pickle hold the lettuce.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Work to do

Terrell hosted the Jackrabbits from Forney last night and came out on the short end of a 59-57 score.  Forney had a 6-0 lead before Terrell got on the scoreboard.  The Tigers were down 19-9 with 7:11 left in the half, but a  12-2 run brought the Tigers even at 21 and they led 28-25 at the half.  The lead changed hands a few times in the second half with the Tigers biggest lead of 6 points, 54-48 with just over 4:30 left in the game.  The Tigers though were unable to hold the lead.   The Jackrabbits had a 57-54 lead when Jhrerrod Stiggers hit a 3 pointer to tie the game with 50 seconds remaining.  The Jackrabbits held on the to ball the final 50 seconds and Grant Shaw, who finished with 19 points, hit an easy shot with 2.2 seconds left to give the Forney Jackrabbits a 59-57 win.  The boys district mark is 0-2.

The Lady Tigers fared better in Forney against the Lady Jackrabbits.  They final score was 54-42.  The win evens the district record for the ladies at 2-2.

Both teams face Corsicana on Friday night.  The girls are at home, while the boys travel to Corsicana.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Practical barn

Yesterday I had to show up to the Kaufman County Courthouse for jury duty.  If you saw my post yesterday afternoon, you know I didn't get picked.  Everyone hates when they get the jury duty notice.  Nobody wants to miss work and sit through what could be days in a boring courtroom.   I am glad I didn't get picked, but sitting there when they called out the names of those selected made me feel like I was in grade school and they were selecting sides for kickball.   I was thinking to myself CALL MY NAME, CALL MY NAME, I don't want to be left out!   When they finished calling the jurors and I didn't hear my name, I breathed a sigh of relief and left the courtroom.  I didn't want to be on no stinkin jury. Lets hope its another 10 years before I get called again.

Trica has changed the name of her barn series from old barns to barn charm.  Not sure this has much charm, but its practical.   Visit her site for other barns with charm.

Lady Tigers will battle the Lady Jackrabbits in Forney tonight.  Varsity tip off is 7:30.  Varsity boys host Forney at the TISD Athletic Complex, tip off is 8PM.

Monday, December 13, 2010

No jury duty

Not GUILTY sure GUILTY why GUILTY but GUILTY I GUILTY didn't GUILTY get GUILTY selected.  While at the courthouse I got to watch a protest for something or other.

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

This limo was in the Terrell Christmas Parade Saturday.  It was so long it took 3 frames.   I have posted to the Facebook page all of my pictures from the Parade.  View all of the albums and dont forget to 'like' the page.  Brian posted a nice shot from the parade on his site, its one of my favorites.

Today could end up being a long day.  I have to show up for jury duty this morning.

The varsity boys basketball team finished 4th in the Herman Furlough Jr basketball tournament that was held in Terrell. The Girls dropped a home game Friday night to Red Oak.  Both teams are back in action Tuesday night.  The boys host Forney, while the girls travel to Forney.

For those of you who follow fantasy football, I made it to our playoffs, but I lost yesterday in the first round.

Santa will be at the Forney Light Show on the 17th & 18th.

The next run is Saturday the 18th on the grounds of First Monday in Canton, TX.  Its the Santa CLAW 5K Run.  January will be a busy race month.  There are races every weekend.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Forney Light Show

We traveled to the neighboring town of Forney last night to check out the Forney Light Show.  They always have a great show, this year was no different.  Friday & Saturday they were collecting toys, in addition to collecting canned goods for the Forney New Life Food Pantry.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tigers come up short

The boys and girls teams came up on the losing end last night. The boys team lost to A Maceo Smith in the semifinal of the Herman Furlough Jr. Tournament.

The Lady Tigers kept Red Oak close but ended up losing 53-48. Tonisha Dean was high scorer for both teams with 15 points.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Made it...

The Herman Furlough Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament continues today at Furlough Middle School.

The semifinals are:

Terrell 6-2 vs A Maceo Smith 8-2 @ 8PM
Carter 4-4 vs North Mesquite 7-4 @ 6:30PM

Last night, Phillip Martin scored 64 points for Carter!

The losers bracket is:

Samuell vs. Thomas Jefferson @ 3:30PM
Pinkston vs. Adamson @ 5PM

The Lady Tigers are also in action tonight. They host District opponent Red Oak, tip off is 7:30PM at the TISD Athletic Complex.

Thats Brian in the picture. Friday.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sometimes a steady hand is needed

This is Ben Gill Park last night.  You can see by the burry picture that I didn't have my tripod with me.  I usually try to set the camera on a bench or table to steady it, but last night I was out of luck.  You can also see how unsteady my hand it by the airplane lights on the right side of the picture.

The Herman Furlough Jr basketball tournament starts today.  First game is 2:30 at the TISD Complex.  Check yesterdays post for the complete bracket.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lady Tigers put away the Lady Raiders

The Lady Tigers defeated North Garland Tuesday night 45-19 at the TISD complex to push their record to 6-3.  I posted a small write up of the game on Terrell's ihigh page.  Look for more pictures on Facebook later tonight.  The Lady Tigers next game is a District game Friday night at home against Red Oak.

The boys basketball team hosts the The Herman Furlough Jr. Memorial Invitational Tournament Thursday at the TISD Complex. Schools participating include Carter, Pinkston, Adamson, Samuell, Thomas Jefferson, North Mesquite, A Maceo Smith.

Below is the schedule for the tournament, click for a larger view. Friday games will be played at Herman Furlough Jr. Middle School in Terrell. The boys first game is Thursday at 2:30.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Abandoned Barn

This barn was a little scary.  It was starting to get dark and there were a lot of trees, brush and noises.  I got out, got a picture or two and got back in the car.

Visit Bluff Area Daily for more barns.

I think I finally have kicked the cold that has been doggin me since Thanksgiving.  I was able to get out and run a little last night.  The next race is the 18th in Canton, Tx on the First Monday grounds.

Pictures from Saturdays football game have been added to Facebook and  If you are a coach, register on ihigh and start sharing content for your sport.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

Todays picture is how I normally feel on Monday morning.  This guy is one of the Terrell coaches.  I added 77 photos to the Facebook page from Saturday mornings football game.

College football bowl games have been announced.  Did your team make it to a bowl?  Are you happy with the selections?  TCU gets Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.  Not a bad consolation for missing out on the title game.   Oklahoma wins the Big 12 Championship game and will play in the Fiesta Bowl against a 4 loss Connecticut team.  I bet thats a good game.....

There are a few non BSC bowls that look like they could be good.  I like these games:
Cotton- Texas A&M vs. LSU
Capital One- Michigan State vs Alabama

The Terrell boys varsity basketball team made it to the championship game of the Royse City Tournament Saturday night.  In the final game, Terrell won the opening tip but had the ball stolen by Red Oak who scored an uncontested lay-up.  The Tigers played catch up the remainder of the night.  They ended up losing the game 53-47.  The guys had a great weekend and their overall record is 5-2.  Terrell hosts their own tournament beginning Thursday.  It would be nice to see support from the community for the tournament.

The Lady Tigers are at home Tuesday night against North Garland in a non district game.  The Lady Tigers have played hard for first year coach Mike Halac and will bring a 5-3 record into the game.

The Social Science Club Christmas tour of homes was held Saturday. I don't know how many tickets were sold, but I would guess it was a success. Each house was decorated for Christmas and each had something unique about it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

K Toys for Kids

The weather was great yesterday for the football game between the Fire/Police and city staff vs the coaches from the Terrell ISD.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Long way to go

The Terrell boys varsity basketball team has made the final of the Royse City Tournament.  The Tigers will take on District foe Red Oak in the final game, tip off is 8:30 tonight.

Also going on today is the annual K-Toys for Kids flag football game.  Game time is 10AM at Memorial Stadium in Ben Gill Park.

The Social Science Club is hosting the "Christmas in a Small Town" home tour today from 2-8PM.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Christmas Carol-Opening night

Thursday night was opening night of the Vagabond Players production of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol".  The cast did an awesome job, they are all great actors.  Jeff Vaughan played Charles Dickens/Ebenezer Scrooge.  He was perfect for the part.  I was told during the reception that all of the performances are sold out.

The Black Box Theater is located in the back of Books and Crannies in the historic Iris Theater building. Books and Crannies is Kaufman County's oldest and largest bookstore with over 100,000 used books in stock.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Varsity Cheerleaders

The Tigers varsity cheerleaders entertain the crowd at the basketball game Tuesday night.

Tuesday night the Lady Tigers basketball squad was in action at Waxahachie.  They won the game 43-42.  Senior Tonisha Dean hit a game winning lay up off an inbound pass with 2.8 seconds left.

Last months run total was 37.8 miles.

The Amazing Race is having a Casting Call at Choctaw Casino on December 15th. Sounds like a road trip.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monthly Theme Day-Time

The Tigers ran out of time last night losing in overtime to Waxahachie 58-55.

Click here to view thumbnails for all Theme Day participants

University of Houston recruit Jherrod Stiggers led all scorers with 26 points. More photos from the game tomorrow on Facebook.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

Todays picture is from a few days ago when the cold front was moving in. Its a reflection of Moore Ave. in the window of American National Bank. Processed just a wee bit.

It's Monday, back to work for most people.  I have been fighting the flu/cold since Thanksgiving, hopefully I am getting over it.

The Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day was fun.  I always check the results, looking for other runners from Terrell.  Usually its just Brian and me.  I was happy to see 9 runners in the 5k and 7 taking up the 8 mile run.  Complete results can be found here

Why is soccer called a spring sport when practice starts today for the Tigers?  Since all schools do not field soccer teams, the alignment is different than other sports.  Terrell boys and girls teams will be in 23-4A along with Kaufman, Crandall, Forney, North Forney, Mesquite Poteet, West Mesquite. 

Both boys and girls basketball teams are in action Tuesday night.  The girls travel to Waxahachie, while the boys host Waxahachie.  Tipoff for the boys varsity is 8:00 PM at the complex.  

I added an album on the Facebook page and on from the girls game against Poteet.  

Thursday night is opening night of "A Christmas Carol" by the Vagabond Players.  The play continues on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00.  Contact Books and Crannies for more information and tickets.  I am going to the Thursday night performance. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Who Dat?

Spotted in the parking lot of Tanger Outlet Center in Terrell.  I hope they spend a few dollars to celebrate beating the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 26, 2010

2010 Dallas Turkey Trot

Part of the 34,000 people who ran or walked the 2010 Dallas Turkey Trot.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tigers lose District opener to Mesquite Poteet

The Lady Tigers opened up District 15-4A with a loss to the Pirates from Mesquite Poteet 58-45.  A slow second quarter doomed the Tigers when they were outscored 18-8.   They played Poteet even in the second half and their inside game showed promise.  Tonisha Dean led the Tigers with 16 points, the majority coming from inside or from the free throw line. The Pirates, who made it 3 games deep into the playoffs last year, were led by Shanovia Gamblins 31 points .   The Tigers recored is 0-1 in District and 3-3 overall.  The Lady Tigers will play two games on the road before returning home to play North Garland on Dec. 7th.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Big Barn

This is the barn behind the Saint Cox Dog Resort.  Its not old, but has the classic barn look.

I took more pictures at the dog resort but didn't realize I had the camera on the wrong setting.

Hop over to Bluff Area Daily for more barns.

Forney Light Show begins Thanksgiving night. Be sure to pay them a visit, they put on a neat show.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

Saturday Saint Cox Dog Resort hosted an open house. The resort has only been open a few days but its looking nice. In addition to boarding dogs, they offer dog training, and goodies for the dogs and dog owners. If you live in the Terrell or Wills Point area and are looking for a place to board your dogs during the holidays give them a call.

The American Music Awards were last night.  Nobody really cares who wins awards. Justin Bieber artist of the year....really?  People tune in to see the performances.  I like most any type of music, but my favorite performance last night was Pink bringing out the old school dance moves, she stole the show.  Some of my other favorites were Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, Enrique Iglesias w/Pitbull and Usher.

Does modern rock suck so bad, they have to wheel out Bon Jovi and Santana to perform?  They must have a contract that reads they are required to be a guest on every award show.  Please no more!

Give a listen to Brielle Pogues new song.  Shes a local artist who has a great new song out called 'My Ish Is Hot'.  Its on my running playlist.

The Lady Tigers basketball team will have their hands full Tuesday night at the Complex when they host Mesquite Poteet.  The Pirates are off to a 6-2 start.  The Tigers are off to a 3-2 start.  Varsity tipoff is 7:30PM.

I have an album from Friday nights boys basketball game posted on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.  Check out the album and hit the 'like' button.

Have you checked out the ihigh link to the right?  Its a website for High School activities.  All schools should be listed, is yours?

I am looking forward to seeing "A Christmas Carol" performed by the Vagabond Players.

Thanksgiving morning Brian and I will be running in the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.  We are running the 5K, they also have an 8 mile race.  Last year the race had almost 2500 hundred time 5K runners and almost 4500 times 8 mile runners.

Todays temperature is suppose to hit 80 degrees, but race time on Thursday it will be down in the 30s.

Saturday is Small Business Saturday, take time to visit one of the many small businesses that call Terrell home.

Sunday, November 21, 2010