Saturday, June 30, 2012

27 years later

I finally made it out to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.  The Rangers put everyone to sleep for the first 7 innings, but they came alive in the 8th scoring 4 runs.  It was just enough as the Rangers beat the A's 4-3.  The last time I went to MLB game was in 1985 in St. Louis.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Horn performs well against national competition

Tyler Horn, who will be a Senior next year at Terrell recently made a trip to Council Bluffs, IA for the Omaha National World Series, presented by Baseball Factory.  In addition to training and games, he got to see one of the CWS games.

Tyler pitched in 2 games getting a win and a save, he pitched 5 Innings, gave up 1 hit, walked 2 and struck out 3, he gave up 0 Runs, for a 0.00 ERA. At the plate he went 4 for 9 with a double.

Here are a few pictures his father sent in from Iowa.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Doing it the hard way

A Forney Jackrabbit WR making a catch for a touchdown in 7 on 7 play.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I got to watch the Tigers 7 on 7 team for a bit last night.  It's not easy focusing a camera with one hand in a cast, but I did my best.  I should be getting the pins put in my finger at 7AM.  Yeah, I'm not nervous, ha ha, lol.

I have small 7 on 7 albums of Terrell's and Forney's 7 on 7 team on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend ends

A quiet Sunday evening on Moore Ave.

Word of the week: HOT

from WFAA

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Harbor

A couple more from Rockwall Harbor.  I went to the orthopedic doctor in Dallas yesterday.  I need two pins in my finger.  I'm scheduled to get it done next week. I'm left handed and of course its my left hand.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Sunset at Thursday nights concert at the lake in Rockwall on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard.  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On the disabled list

I knew I hurt my hand at Saturday's Gladiator Rock'n Run in Terrell.  I just didn't know how bad it was. I made a doctor appt to get my hand checked out. The swelling had not gone down and I still had limited movement.  My first stop was x-ray.  Thankfully I didn't have to lay on the cold table.

Once the x-rays were done, I was off to see the Doc.  The news wasn't good. I have a broken pinkie finger at the base.  I'll have to visit a specialist to see if a pin is needed.  You can see the break below.  Just my luck, its my left hand and I am left handed.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rain clouds

Rain was all around Terrell yesterday afternoon, we got wind, clouds and a nice drop in the temperature, but I dont think we got any rain.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gladiator Rock'n Run moving on

Hopefully the Gladiator Rock'n Run will be back next year.  I have only heard and read positive things about the event.

Results from the race are here.  There were only 9 people from Terrell who participated.  There were 39 from both Forney and Rockwall and 19 from Kaufman.

Below is a great video from YouTube user tpholland of the Terrell Gladiator Rock'n Run course.

Some Terrell related odds'n ends found on the web.

One Sheepish Girl makes a visit to Ham Orchards

The Green Teamster at the Terrell Tractor show

A ghost hunter makes a trip to Dry Creek Cemetery, with the promise for more to come

Writer Taylor Anderson will make a stop at Books & Crannies on July 3rd

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gladiator Rock'n Run Girl Power

Every time a group a group of ladies past me I had to hear them yell "GIRL POWER".  

That would be passed me.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gladiator Rock'n Run Fun

It was a lot of fun yesterday at the Gladiator Rock'n Run.  The course was hard but awesome.  I think I ended up with a broken finger, but that's OK. Here are a few pictures of the final two obstacles.  There are more posted on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page, including a HD video.

Dan Clark, aka Nitro from American Gladiators created the Gladiator Rock'n Run.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gladiator Rock'n Run

This morning was the Gladiator Rock'n Run held out at the MX Pit in Terrell.  Running this was so much fun. They had to have had a couple of thousand people out there. We don't get many events like this in Terrell.

  If you click over to the Facebook page, you can watch the video in HD.

Today is the day

Today is the Gladiator Rock'n Run in Terrell.  I hope to get a few pictures and get a lot muddy.

 Packet pickup was yesterday in Mesquite.  The run is at The Pit just north of town.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Bonus

From this morning, this is looking east over Lake Ray Hubbard and towards Rockwall as a storm was blowing in from the west. 

Skywatch Friday.

Skywatch Friday - Twin Lakes

A few more pictures from Twin Lakes Golf Course.  Over 100 pictures are posted on the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page from the Terrell Athletic Booster Club golf tournament. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My spot on the course

My task at the golf tournament was to take pictures.  It's really the only thing I am almost qualified for.  I was stationed on the first hole, so I had a view of No. 1, the tee at No. 10 and No. 18 fairway and green.

Twin Lakes golf course in Canton, Tx hosted the tournament.  It's beautiful, if you are looking for a great course east of Dallas, check this one out.

Cameron Smith on the first tee

Tee shot from #10, the ball is directly above the second man from the right

Almost on #18

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Terrell Athletic Booster Club golf tournament

Yesterday the Twin Lakes Golf Course in Canton, TX hosted the Terrell Athletic Booster Club golf tournament.  Twenty-five teams helped raise funds for the booster club and hopefully had a good time doing it.  Below are the booster club volunteers who have been meeting for months to put on the event.  I'm in the picture, but all I did was take pictures.  More pictures from the day are at

Superintendent of Schools Kelly Rodgers helps out new AD/Head football coach Kevin Wilson off of the tee box. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Antique Tractors

The North Texas Antique Tractor and Engine show is going on in Ben Gill Park this weekend.  Admission is $5 and the show runs through 2PM today.

1952 Ford, painted to honor breast cancer victims

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Price check

In just over 3 weeks the price of gas has dropped from $3.45 to $3.19.

Friday, June 8, 2012

All Wet

This has been a busy and wet week.  I'm ready for the weekend.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Change of plans

A storm rolled in yesterday afternoon right after I took this picture and put a hold on all outdoor activities.