Thursday, May 31, 2012

My first car

Nah, that that bucket of bolts blue car in the center of the picture, who would want that it doesn't even have a roof. My first car was a Nova, the car pictured behind this one.  Mine wasn't quite as nice as that one.  Mine was missing the head liner, 3 hub caps and had a rag for a gas cap...but it ran.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Weekend's over

Today is back to work for me.  I took an extra day off to recover from the half marathon on Monday.  The next race is the Gladiator Games on June 16th.  That's a 6K mud run that will be held in Terrell.  Join us by registering at the link to the right.  In July training will start for the Marine Corps Marathon in October in D.C.

Yesterday was primary day in Texas.  Since Texas is pretty much a one party state (Republican) most races were decided yesterday or in the runoff on July 31st.  The biggest race in Kaufman County was for State Rep District 4, which includes more than just Kaufman Co.  Incumbent Lance Gooden held off primary challenger Stuart Spitzer 53%-46%.  Several other races will go to a run off on July 31st.

I'm not really into flower photography, but I like this one.  Sunday June 3rd will be the 5th anniversary for Terrell Daily Photo.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Patriot Half

Yesterday was the Patriot Half Marathon in Rockwall.  It was my 3rd half and I got a personal record by over a minute.  It was the largest road race ever in Rockwall.  Coach Barrett and the Rockwall Running Centers staff and volunteers did an excellent job.  I look forward to running it again next year.

Patriot Half Marathon call to the starting line
I made up a finisher badge for my Facebook profile.

Monday, May 28, 2012

More Fire Fighters

Yesterday were photos of the Forney Fire Combat team.  Here are a few of the other teams that competed at the Scott FireFighter Combat Challenge in Farmers Branch on Saturday.  More photos are posted on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Forney FireFighter Combat Challenge

The Forney Fire Departments Combat Challenge team particpated in the Scott FireFighter Combat Challenge yesterday in Farmers Branch.  Here are a few pictures of Forney Fire.  They finished in 5th place out of 20 teams. More pictures on the TDP Facebook page. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Patriot packet pick up

Bib and packet pick up started yesterday for the Patriot half marathon, 5K & fun run Monday in Rockwall.  Pick up continues today and Sunday.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Forney Firefighter Combat Challenge Team

The Scott FireFighter Combat Challenge is in Farmers Branch tonight and tomorrow.  Forney, TX will have their team out there. Below is a picture I made of the Forney team from last years Greenville and Tyler events. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Black Eyed Susan

Just a couple of more work days until the long weekend.  There are a lot of events going on, including the Patriot Half Marathon in Rockwall on Monday.  I'll probably look like this flower when next Tuesday rolls around, a little weathered.

Terrell ISD has a page set up for the Terrell Athletics Tiger Hall of Fame, including the names of all HOF members.  Nominations are open for the HOF class of 2012.  They must be postmarked by July 31, 2012.  The Hall of Fame game will be October 12, 2012.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Terrell's Sears home

I'm always checking the internet for anything Terrell related and every once in a while I find something neat.  Yesterday, I read a post by Rose Thornton, she looking for a picture of a Sears home that was built in Terrell in the early 1900s.  I knew just the house she was talking about.  Rose had the early history of the home including a few photos, but she was looking for a current photo.  So, as soon as I got home from work yesterday, I hightailed it over and got a picture for her.

Sears home 2012
 The information below came from Rose about the home.  Be sure to check out her website Sears Modern Homes. For more history on this home and other Sears homes from around the country.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer baseball

I drove over to Ben Gill on Sunday and watched one of the summer league teams from Terrell playing ball.  It was hot out, but one of the parents made homemade ice cream it hit the spot.  

Waxahachie is the last 15-4A team remaining in the high school baseball playoffs.  They take on Frisco Wakeland beginning Thursday.

Four more work days left till the long weekend!  Next Monday is the Patriot Half Marathon in Rockwall.  You still have time to register, follow the link on the right.  They have over 800 runners signed up.  I can't wait.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Free to Breathe

Another day, another 10K.  Sunday was the Free to Breathe 5K, 10K & Fun Run.  Free to Breathe races are held all over the country to raise funds and raise lung cancer awareness.  My company, USA Mobility Wireless was one of the sponsors of yesterdays race and a coworker was on the planning committee.  I hope they are proud of the work they put into the morning.  They had over 500 runners finish the 5K & 10K and I think I heard them say they raised over $80,000.  A job well done.

Here is a large gallery of pictures from the Free to Breathe Dallas runs courtesy of

The key to a good race, is the pre-race warm up

Team USA Mobility

2012 Free to Breathe pre-race. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Triumph Over Pain

Yesterday was the Triumph Over Pain 5K, 10K & Fun Run at Craig Ranch in McKinney.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Skywatch Friday

The skies have been clear the last few days.  Not a cloud in sight.  It makes for nice running weather, but we are going to need some rain soon.  Notice that gas has gone down the $3.45?

More Skywatch Friday sites are here.

Don J. shows us how they make those fancy magazine covers on his site.  Check it out here, and if you think it looks cool, leave him a comment.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's that time again

Early voting has started in Texas for the primary. I'll probably early vote today after work. It seems that with each election the tone gets worse, and this is just a primary.

The high school baseball playoffs resume tonight.  The 15-4A schools still playing in the Regional Quarterfinals are Red Oak, Corsicana and Waxahachie.  Red Oak plays Whitehouse and Corsicana and Waxahachie play each other.

Looking to adopt a pet?  Have you checked the Terrell Pet Adoption Centers page?

Run For The Wall riders will pull into Terrell on Sunday morning.  It's always an impressive sight to watch them.  I'll be running in Plano on Sunday morning and will miss it this year.  If you go, send me a picture and I'll post it for you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring Sports Banquet

Last night was the Terrell High School Spring Sports Banquet.  I've posted some snapshots from the night here and on the TDP Facebook page.  Look for the Terrell Tribune to have a complete list of award winners with winners photos.
Baseball award winners

burgers and hot dogs cooked by the
booster club
Student athletes enjoying the food

coaches first, lol

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ham Orchards opens to big crowds

Ham Orchards open for business this past weekend, so a trip was needed to taste test the peach ice cream.  I am pleased to report it passed, but it didn't last long enough to get a picture.  Another taste test may be required. They are open through August 15th.  The big yellow poles are new this year, I guess they don't like people driving through the front doors.

Want to be a guest poster, blogger or photographer?  Send me an email

Ham Orchards open for business

There is always a line for the ice cream, but it moves fast.
Today is my Mothers Birthday, Happy Birthday Mom

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Five & Dime Run

I ran a 10 mile race yesterday at Winfrey Point.  It was the inaugural Five & Dime Run be Mellew productions. My goal was to finish in less than 2 hours.  I finished in just under 1:57! The long distances are practice for the half marathon in Rockwall on Memorial Day.  Next weekend its a pair of 10K races.  One on Saturday, another on Sunday.

A 50s band provided entertainment after yesterdays race.

Last week I wrote about plans to mow over Winfrey Point so the Arboretum could have a temporary parking lot.  It looks like the board of the Arboretum had a change of heart and will not mow.

Happy Mothers Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Company bake sale

I think company bake sales are evil!  But it was for a good cause, raising funds for the Free to Breathe run later this month.  Thank goodness I am running a 10 mile race this morning.  I need to work off a few extra pounds I gained.  Can you pick out what I brought?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tigers Baseball camp


Trustees softball

Softball season has been going on for a while, but yesterday was the first chance I had to go out and watch the Trustees play.

Tonight, Terrell senior Carnell Horn will run the 400 meter finals at the State UIL Track and Field Championships in Austin.  The weather in Austin is supposed to be rain and thunderstorms.  Lets hope for a dry track and good running conditions.  His race is scheduled to start just before 8PM.

Yu vs Pu, CJ vs Josh tonight.

Today our Free to Breathe team is holding a bake sale at work to raise funds for lung cancer awareness.  I am such an outstanding baker........I am taking a jar of pickles.  They will sell each one for $1.

If you would like to make a donation, follow the link below.

Free to Breathe: Dallas, TX - May 20, 2012

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Say cheese

I'm loving my new iPhone, but I still have some work to do on using the camera.

Congratulations to Monty "Doc" Montgomery, Terrell head athletic trainer and JV baseball coach, he has been selected to be the trainer for the North All-Stars in the Texas High School Baseball Associations (THSBA) 4A-5A baseball game.  The game is held each year in June at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, TX.

Over 700 runners have signed up for the Patriot Half  Marathon in Rockwall, TX on Memorial Day.  Have you signed up yet?  They also have a 5K run, if you are not ready for the half yet.

Patriot Half

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Green light

Is it really necessary to paint crosswalks during the middle of the day? Green light means GUN IT!

If you watched Fox 4 news last night you may have seen the story about Ariana Luterman, the young triathlete that competes to raise money for Vogel Alcove.  She was featured here in a post on May 1st, after the Spring/Fall Classic.  I even saw my pictures I posted on the news last night. Below is the link to the story.

12-year-old runs for homeless - Dallas News |

Next week is National Police Week.  Tuesday May 15th, the Terrell Police Department will hold a memorial service to honor the two officers who lost their lives while on duty with the TPD.  A plaque will be presented to the Terrell Police Department by the Terrell Police Academy Alumni Association for each of the two officers to be permanently displayed at the station.  The service begins at 10AM in the City Council Chambers and the public is encouraged to attend.

Are you a golfer?  Get a foursome together on June 11th and join the Terrell Athletic Booster Club at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Canton, TX for their golf tournament.  Door prizes and hole-in-one prizes will be awarded along with other giveaways.  You can still become a sponsor of a hole. Contact Cary Harwell-Tournament Director, or Coach Stooksberry-Event Coordinator for more info.