Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Morning traffic

Once school started the ride to work became longer. It seems everyone leaves at the same time.

I've noticed the weather always seems to forecast a break in the heat 7 days out.  The top is the 7 day forecast from Monday morning.  The bottom is the 7 day forecast from this morning.  Both from WFAA.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

The 11th Annual Tri-Rock Triathlon was held yesterday in Rockwall.  Celebrated Images was the official race photographer. They have their pictures already posted from the race.

College football starts this week, with games starting on Thursday night through Monday.  The big game of the first week will be held Saturday in Arlington at Cowboys Stadium when #3 Oregon takes on #4 LSU. 
Other interesting match-ups include TCU vs. Baylor and Boise St. vs. Georgia. 

The varsity football Tigers (1-0) travel up the road Friday night to take on the Greenville Lions (0-1).  The Tigers beat the Lions last year 42-7, and the Lions lost last week to Little Elm 41-7. 

We got a brief rain shower in Terrell at 6AM this morning, but the temperature was 91 degrees. We might get a break later this week,  if the WFAA seven day forecast holds. 

We didn't have a race on Saturday, so we ran the Highway 66 bridge in Rockwall, 2 miles each way.  The next race is a 10K on Labor Day in McKinney.  Its called the Labor of Love and it takes place at the Stonebridge Beach Club. We have races scheduled for every weekend in September.  

After Sept. 1, Texas highways will no longer have different speed limits during the day and at night. The law also lets transportation officials raise limits to 75 mph in remote areas. Here is a look at some of the different laws passed in the last legislative session. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Texas Ramblers

The Texas Ramblers were one of the bands performing at the Eeast Texxas Jamm yesterday at East Texas Choppers.  They are a great live band, we saw them last year,and they are part of my header photo.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Jordan era begins 1-0

The Terrell Tigers got off to a fast start under new coach Darrell Jordan last night defeating the Kaufman Lions 44-35.  Tigers QB Shea South ran for 132 yards and scored two touchdowns and RB Dwayne Dowell rushed for 115 yards and also scored twice to lead the Tigers offense.  Frankie Martin let the Tigers receivers with 4 catches for 101 yards.  The Tigers also scored twice on kickoff returns. They next travel to Greenville to take on the Lions on Sept. 2nd.

Tigers QB Shea South sweeps right

Tigers RB Dwayne Dowell cuts back for more yardage

Friday, August 26, 2011

Game Day

Kaufman Lions vs Terrell Tigers, 7:30PM Memorial Stadium, Terrell

2011 Terrell Tigers-photo courtesy Captured Image

2011 Terrell coaching staff-photo courtesy of Captured Image
2011 Terrell Tigerettes

Thursday, August 25, 2011


We got lightning, a small grass fire, strong winds, thunder and .06 inches of rain.  It sure seemed like more than that. It was enought to drop the temperature from a high of 104 down to 78.

Live in the Terrell area and like to play Bingo?  A new bingo hall will open on Friday.

Friday is also the opening game of the new varsity football season.  Terrell vs. Kaufman, 7:30, Memorial Stadium.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I couldn't resist

I am sure everyone has heard about the 11 year old girl from Forney, TX who won a contest to be  Mayor for a day.  Her first order of business was to rename Main St. to Justin Bieber Way.  SO, since Forney is just next door, we had to drive over and get a picture.  If you haven't heard the story, just Google, Justin Bieber Forney.

Getting the picture wasn't easy, I had to shoo away Grandmas and little girls with bows in their hair.  As cars passed by, the drivers would shake their head in disgust.  But, I got my picture.         You can throw up now.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Spring Fall Classic Triathlon, Lake Tawakoni

Sunday Brian and I drove out to Lake Tawakoni to take pictures and watch the Spring Fall Classic Sprint Triathlon presented by Big Earth Racing.  I thought running was hard.  There were 106 finishers, results are posted at No Limits Timing. I can't imagine competing in a triathlon.  Brian and I both have a lot of pictures posted to our Facebook pages.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Taste of Terrell 2011

A few shots from Fridays Taste of Terrell.  More photos are posted on the TDP Facebook page.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hot, dry, windy

A small brush fire erupted yesterday afternoon near the Terrell industrial park.  We were driving when we saw the smoke and had to investigate.  The Terrell Fire Department did a great job keeping the fire small and putting it out rather quickly.

There are more brush fire pictures and pictures from the Taste of Terrell on the Facebook page.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Skywatch Friday-Its my birthday

Today is my birthday. I hope the people at work don't go overboard with my party.

OK, this isn't for me.  This is the for the Advocare building next door to ours.  I am taking today off of work. I plan on having lunch at the Taste of Terrell, then maybe buy some clothes during the tax free weekend.  

Sulphur Springs travels to Terrell tonight for the final football scrimmage.  The girls volleyball team hosts a tournament tomorrow morning.

Catch other Skywatch Friday sites here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


School starts next week and soon the bleachers will be filled with students.  Next Wednesday is Meet the Tigers night.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Better think hard

Today will be the 50th day of the year with a temperature over 100 degrees.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Terrell, Texas Monday Morning Mashup

I finished a 10K race yesterday.  My 3rd 10K, the 2nd being timed.  I did a run/walk routine and finished 15th in my age group.........out of 15.  There were 573 10K finishers, and 1375 half marathon finishers.  I hate crowds, but I love the rush of starting a race in a huge group.

Pictures have been posted to Facebook from the Tigers Freshman and Varsity scrimmages against Arlington Sam Houston. Check them out and 'like' the page or your favorite shots.

The Tigers next scrimmage is this Friday at home against Sulphur Springs.  The opener is August 26th at home against Kaufman.

Sunday, August 21st is the Spring/Fall Classic Sprint Triathlon at Lake Tawakoni.  I'm not participating, but I will be out there taking pictures.  You still have time to register.

Matt Rich has made the Air Force Academy Track and Field team.

Before any race you have to make sure your are ready.

This is the start of the half marathon, they started 10 minutes before the 10K.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Perfect Saturday morning

The Tigers Freshman and Varsity teams scrimmaged against the Arlington Sam Houston Texans yesterday morning.  It was overcast with a few raindrops, not very hot....A perfect morning.  I will have more pictures on Facebook and iHigh later today.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Picture day

Yesterday was picture day for the Terrell Tigers football squads.  A professional photographer was on hand to take portraits of the players and I was there to take head shots for the program and to capture some candid shots.  The Tigers have their first scrimmage this morning against Arlington Sam Houston.  

New Terrell AD/Head Football coach Darrell Jordan

Friday, August 12, 2011

Skywatch Friday-Monthly Street

Notice the sky isn't blue? Yesterday was overcast most of the day and we had a front pass through just as the temperature was climbing to near 100. The high for the day only made it to 97.  The 100 degree streak was two days short of the record, stopping at 40 days.  Forecast for next week is back into the 100s.

The street hasnt changed much in the last few months but the pecans are starting to grow.

Check out other Skywatch Friday sites here.

Here are the previous Monthly Street pictures.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lady Tigers start the new year right

Last night the Lady Tigers volleyball team opened up the new year with a non-district win against South Garland.  The Lady Tigers won all three games.  More pictures are posted on

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Drought continues

We could use some rain. These two pictures are from Ben Gill Park. Cilla has a picture of how the heat and dry weather has dried up her pond.  Here is a shot of her pond from 2010 after a couple of days of rain. What a difference.

The Lady Tigers volleyball team opens their season tonight at home against South Garland.