Saturday, April 30, 2011

Seniors and families

The Tigers lost the game to Ennis, 10-1.  Alumni game today at 11AM.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tigers baseball season ends tonight

Tiger seniors Billy Howard, Bryan Speer, Luis Muro, Cale Wardlaw, Dee Dee Robinson, Cody Weishaar
The 2011 Tiger baseball season comes to a close tonight at the ball field in Ben Gill Park. The Tigers will host the Ennis Lions in a Senior Night game, first pitch is 7PM.

Come out early to honor the senior student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom and on the playing field during their time at THS.

Honorees include seniors Billy Howard, Bryan Speer, Cale Wardlaw, Cody Weishaar, Dee Dee Robinson and Luis Muro.

This year, inexperience on the varsity level and redistricting handcuffed the Tigers in their drive for a 3rd straight playoff appearance. They enter Friday's game with an 8-23 record.

"Despite not having an ideal record, I really enjoyed my first year as a head coach. It was a learning process for everyone involved," reflected coach Gage Davis on his first season as the Tiger's head coach.

Coach Davis also said "there are a lot more positive things that came out of the season that you wouldn't think of because of our overall record. We had a number of underclassmen get lots of valuable varsity experience. We were competitive in many of the games we played. We became better baseball players and now understand the game a lot more".

Davis felt a lot of the kids didn't know what to expect, since they'd never played varsity baseball before. Now that the year is almost over they know what they have to work on between now and next year. To be competitive in district, they will need to improve in all facets of the game, hitting, pitching and fielding. A lefty on the mound would help, but that may be a few years off.

Coach Davis's World Series pick? Texas over Philadelphia in seven games. Personally, I wouldn't mind the Rangers in the World Series, but I have St. Louis over the Rangers.

Dates to mark on your calendar:

This Saturday, April 30 - annual alumni baseball game, 11am at Ben Gill Park

June 7-9th (tentative) - baseball camp from 9a - noon for K - 8th graders

January 27, 2012 - first day of practice for the Tiger's new season!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New home

We haven't seen a lot of new home construction in Terrell.  So, when you see a new home going up, you watch it to see what its going to look like.  I love this house and how they are building it around the existing trees.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weather events

Its seems like bad weather has been hitting everywhere this Spring.   Thankfully, the last few days we've only had rain in Terrell.  Areas south of Terrell have gotten hail, heavy rain and tornadoes.

Tricia, Brians Sister, who writes and posts at Bluff Area Daily has been keeping watch on the flooding in her hometown, Poplar Bluff, MO.  She has some photos on her site taken on Monday.

It hard to get a shot of rain, so here is a heavily altered shot of Moore Ave from Monday night.  This view hasn't changed for probably the past 10 years.

I noticed the Magnolia trees are starting to blossom.  I'll have to take a walk around the neighborhood and find a nice shot.

Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off in Terrell.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I was young once..

..and a nerd.  This is 1987 at a bar outside Osan AB, Korea with two Air Force friends that were visiting from Okinawa, Connie and Carolyn.  Connie posted this to Facebook.  I reconnected on Facebook this week with Connie and Carolyn.  I'm not young, or skinny anymore, but I'm still a nerd.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Terrell Veterans Memorial Park progress

Work continues at the Terrell Veterans Memorial Park.  Donations can still be made to P O Box 1230, Terrell Tx. 75160. More information can be found here or on the Terrell Veterans Memorial Park Facebook page.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Heart of Heath 5K

Yesterday was the Heart of Heath 5k in Heath, TX. There were over 450 registered runners and 420 finishers, an amazing turnout.

Before medals were awarded, numbers were drawn for prizes. I didn't win a prize, but being able to run a 5K already makes me a winner. At least that's what the guy giving out the prizes told all us losers.

One of the things I noticed that was different than the Fountain 5K in Terrell the Saturday before, other than more than 400 more people, was the number of young people that ran.  The organizers of the Terrell run could learn a lot from the people who organize the races in Rockwall County.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday night meal

Nothing better than hamburger steak, mash taters, brown gravy and texas toast. Dinner from Hot Rodz Cafe in Terrell.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Skywatch Friday-Sunset at Ben Gill Park

This was a few weeks ago at Ben Gill Park just as the sun starting to set behind a blanket of clouds. Find amazing shots of the sky at Skywatch Friday.

I added a few shots from the baseball game from Tuesday night on ihigh.  The Tigers are on the road tonight in Lancaster.  Terrell run ruled the Lancaster Tigers in Terrell 10-0 on April 1st.  The Tigers final home game is April 29th, it will be senior night against Ennis.  The following morning is the annual alumni game.

Join us tomorrow morning in Heath, TX for the Heart of Heath 5K walk/run.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rough waters

Lake Texoma on a windy morning a few weeks ago.  I try to not make waves.......

The Tigers won their rain delayed baseball game Tuesday night making their record 7-23 overall and 3-11 in district. Don't rely on the DMN for accurate high school sports coverage.

I should have photos from Tuesdays game posted to ihigh later tonight.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rain delay

The Tigers played West Mesquite last night at home.  The game was interrupted for almost 15 minutes for a storm to pass through.

The Tigers have one remaining home game, April 29th against Ennis.  That night will be Senior Night.  The following Saturday morning, the 30th is the annual Alumni game.  Odd years vs even years, game time is 11am and its FREE.

There wasnt much lightning or wind, but there was rain and small hail.

Bojangles the Tiger watched the rain from the top of the water cooler in the dugout.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tigers at home tonight

Tonight is one of your last chances to see Cody Weishaar and the rest of the Class of 2011 in action at Ben Gill Park.  The Tigers host the Wranglers from West Mesquite, first pitch 7PM.  Weishaar should be awarded the District Defensive Player of the Year Award with his outstanding play in center field.  In their first meeting at West Mesquite, Cody Patton pitched into the 7th inning in route to a 7-3 Tiger win.

Friday night the Tigers travel to Lancaster.  They close out the season on April 29th at home against Ennis.  Make plans to be at the game for Senior Night.

Till next year

The last few Terrell Heritage Jubilee pictures.

I heard on the radio that a great way to increase traffic to your site was to mention Donald Trump and birthers.  I really don't have an opinion on either one, but I do like Celebrity Apprentice.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Season winding down

The Tigers baseball season is starting to wind down.  They host West Mesquite tomorrow night.  After that they only have one home game remaining, on April 29th.  That will be Senior night.  I added to iHigh a gallery from the Forney game.  Give it a look.  I also added to iHigh the current hitting and pitching stats for the Tigers.  The Tigers record is 6-23 overall and 2-11 in district play.

I also added to iHigh a gallery from the Heritage Jubilee.

Find Terrell Daily Photo on Facebook, and tag the baseball or Jubilee pictures.


The car show was Saturday at the Terrell Heritage Jubilee. I think they had more cars on display this year then in the last few years.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

BBQ is serious stuff

Yesterday was a great day at the Terrell Heritage Jubilee. One of the highlights yesterday was the bbq cookoff. Click here for todays schedule.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jackrabbits make quick work of the Tigers

Friday night, the Forney Jackrabbits defeated the Tigers 13-0 in a run rule game.  The game started fine for the Tigers.  The leadoff batter for the Jackrabbits hit a ground out to shortstop.  It was down hill from there.  The Jackrabbits put 17 of the next 23 batters on base and took a 12-0 lead after 3 innings.

The Lady Tigers softball team defeated West Mesquite Friday afternoon 5-4.

Coach Mike Halac, girls baseketball coach, is leaving the district to take another coaching job out of state.  Sorry to see him go.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Skywatch Friday-Terrell Heritage Jubilee

Last night was unlimited carnival rides at the Jubilee. Skywatch Friday sites are here.

Tonight in addition to the Jubilee carnival, there is the Ranch Rodeo at Wade Indoor Arena.  Here is the schedule for Saturday and Sunday.

You can also catch the Tigers baseball team will take on the Forney Jackrabbits at Ben Gill Park.  First pitch is 7PM.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I dont like..

...or snakes

I drove past Ben Gill park last night.  If you are coming in for the BBQ cook off, you may want to get here ASAP.  The park is filling up with motor homes and campers.

Tonight is Family night at the carnival, $30 wristband gets you unlimited rides.

 Looks like there is another 5K adventure race coming to the area.  The Labyrinth Challenge is in Elmo, TX on May 21st/22nd.

Warrior Dash is this weekend, its in Roanoke this year instead of Forney.

Information for the Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride is now up.  I hope to be there to take pictures this year.

Don J, photographer, blogger, journalist, and husband, can add father to his many jobs.  His wife had a baby boy yesterday.  Congratulations to Renee and Don.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Terrell Tigers on iHigh

I am sure you have noticed me asking for you to visit the Terrell Tigers iHigh site.  The link is on the right.  IHigh provides for free, a website for schools, booster clubs or individuals to post photos, news and, events about their local high school.  I have been posting pictures and news about Terrell Tigers sports teams for the last few months.  I do my best to post current and accurate information.

IHigh is also set up to help booster clubs financially.  The booster club can receive a check from iHigh for each unique visit to the site.  We have been doing great building up our audience but we are not quite there yet.  

Please take a minute and click on the ihigh link.  Visit from as many computers as you can.  If you read my site from work, share with your coworkers. 


Cedar Waxwing

I posted a bird picture yesterday, I had no idea what kind it was.  Thankfully, Brian, Kelly and Debbie knew what it was.  These are Cedar Waxwing, they like to eat berries that get them drunk then they run into cars.

The Terrell Heritage Jubilee is this weekend.  The weather forecast for the Jubilee couldn't be better, sunny and highs in the 70s-80s.  Come out Saturday morning for the Fountain 5K run. Here is a link to the race course.  Saturday afternoon is the popular BBQ cook off.  Last year had 129 cookers, 74 in the pro and 55 in the local division. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


The baseball Tigers are on the road tonight to face Red Oak.  With a district record of 2-8 and an overall record of 6-20, a trip to the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row is starting to look like a long shot.  Red Oak is 6-5 in district play and sitting in the final playoff spot.

District leaders     Top 4 make the playoffs
Poteet         11-0
Corsicana     9-2
Forney         8-3
Red Oak      6-5
Wax             5-5
Ennis            5-6

Today is Shawns 40th birthday!  For his birthday, his wife purchased him a ticket on the Sky Jump.  I hope she didn't buy the discounted ticket, the one that doesn't come with a harness.  We will all be in Vegas next month.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Texas State Flower

The Bluebonnet is the Texas State flower.  I caught Brian trying to get a few good shots.  Check his page to see what he got a shot of.

Uploaded to is an album from the Terrell vs Waxahachie baseball game from Friday night and the Friday afternoon LeTourneau vs UT-Dallas baseball game.

The Terrell Heritage Jubilee begins this week.  Come out and pay us a visit.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Monthly Street

My street taken yesterday morning. This is part of a project to photograph the same thing every month and track the changes.

Review past months


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tiger Alumni

Yesterday afternoon I was able to leave work a little early and watch a couple of Tiger alumni play college ball.  Logan Smith, Class of 2009 and Chuck Daugherty, Class of 2010 both play for LeTourneau University.  They are in Richardson for a 3 game series against UT-Dallas.  Logan is starting centerfielder and Chuck is the starting catcher.  Barrett Calverley, Class of 2010 is also on the LeTourneau roster as a pitcher.

Logan Smith, Terrell class of 2009

The Tigers baseball team lost their game last night to Waxahachie. They are on the road Tuesday night in Red Oak.

Chuck Daugherty, Terrell class of 2010

Friday, April 8, 2011

Skywatch Friday-Wednesday morning sunrise

This was our sunrise on the way to work Wednesday.  The sunset was just as nice, maybe I'll share it next Friday.  View other Skywatch Friday sites here.  Click the iHigh like to the right for help the Terrell Athletic Booster Club.

The Tigers baseball team will take on the Waxahachie Indians tonight at Ben Gill Park. 

The Lady Tigers host district leading Forney at home this afternoon.  First pitch is 4:30.  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Six years ago yesterday a coworker and me quit smoking.  She put this sign on both of our cubes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Meet the newest Tiger

Darrell Jordan accepted the position of Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Terrell High School a few weeks ago.  Last night was the first chance for the fans of Tiger sports to meet him.  Terrell ISD Kelly Rogers introduced Coach Jordan to the crowd and in his introduction he mentioned that he has never had  more superintendents and educators contact him and tell him what an excellent job they did and how successful Terrell will be under his leadership.

Spring football and 7 on 7 is just around the corner.

The Tigers baseball team travels to Mesquite tonight to take on the Poteet Pirates. The Tigers will have to play a perfect game to defeat the Pirates.  Poteet has won 52 district baseball games in a row.  They finished the first have of district 8-0, while Terrell has a 2-6 district record.  Game time is 7PM.

Are you coming out to Terrell for the Heritage Jubilee?  Below is the ad running on local TV.  Some of the pictures used are from me.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Under construction

Saturdays Lions 5K was held in Rockwall, which is in Rockwall County just up the road from Terrell, which is in Kaufman County.  Across the road from the 5K is the new construction site of the new Rockwall County Courthouse.   I love the look of the building, its more traditional than other government buildings going up.

Today at 6 pm the Terrell Athletic Booster Club will co-sponsor a reception in the foyer of the Athletic Complex to Welcome Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Darrell Jordan.

Have you visited iHigh yet?  Have you visited from every computer in your house?  Every visit benefits the Terrell Athletic Booster Club. 

Less than 2 weeks till the Heritage Jubilee and the Fountain 5K. Have you registered for the run?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lions Dash 5K

Yesterday morning was a 5K race in Rockwall.  I haven't been feeling well, so I sat out the race.  It did give me the chance to take a few pictures.  It was the inaugural run that benefits the Providence Academy, a non-profit Christian school in Rockwall.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tigers run rule Lancaster one base at a time

Friday night the Terrell Tigers run ruled the Lancaster Tigers 10-0, but it wasn't easy.  The game got off to a late start when the Lancaster bus didn't show up until 7:05.  Once the game did start, it was slow going.  The Tigers scored their 10 runs with only one extra base hit, a double by Heath Hottinger in the bottom of the first inning.  The Tigers scored 3 times in the 1st inning on 3 singles and a double, 3 times in the 3rd inning on 1 single, 2 walks, an error and a sacrifice fly and 3 times in the 4th inning on 2 walks, 2 errors, 1 single and a sacrifice fly. They added the 10th run in the bottom of the 5th inning on a walk, error and a single.

The Tigers pitchers pitched a 5 inning no-hitter.  Lancaster had only one base runner the entire game who reached on a 4th inning error.  Cale Wardlaw started on the mound for the Tigers, pitching 3 innings, giving up 0 hits, and striking out 4.  Hunter Cheney pitched the final 2 innings, giving up 0 hits and striking out 2.  They didn't walk anyone. 

The Tigers will try for 3 in a row this afternoon in Ennis.  

Friday, April 1, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Ok, one more shot of Austin. This is a view of the Lake Austin Bridge on the Capital of Texas Highway.  To the right of the photo you can just make out the Austin skyline.

More Skywatch Friday sites can be found here. 

Tigers baseball tonight at 7PM at Ben Gill Park.  They play the Tigers from Lancaster.

The Terrell track team hosts the Robert Daniels track meet today beginning at 3:30 at the Furlough Middle School track.

Please visit the Terrell Tigers on iHigh, by clicking the link to the right.