Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year in pictures #2

Runner up for my favorite photo is from the 2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl, Oklahoma State played Purdue. Tomorrow, North Texas plays UNLV in the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium. I'll be on the sidelines again to hopefully get a favorite for 2014.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Year in pictures #3

New Years Day is normally reserved for the 'picture of the year'.  It can be interpreted anyway you want.  For me, its my favorite picture, not necessarily my best.  It's also hard to narrow it down to just one picture, so I'll post what I think are my top 3, starting with #3.

This was taken at the start of the football year.  These are the cheerleader bodyguards and they happen to all play baseball.  This was my first real attempt to take pictures in a controlled setting. It's photoshopped a lot, but I like the way it turned out.  Hopefully, I can get the baseball players together again before practice starts in late January.

Of course, it took a little bit before they got it right. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Terrell-North Texas connection

Brandon Kennedy from Terrell is a member of the North Texas Mean Green Hall of Fame and one of the All-Century Football team.  The Heart of Dallas bowl is January 1st, North Texas plays UNLV. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Superman 5K

This morning was the I am Superman 5K in Rockwall.  I was clearly not Superman as hills are my kryptonite. But this couple was faster than a speeding bullet.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Terrell School Board

From last Monday night, the Terrell School Board just before call to order of their monthly meeting.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas music

Members of the Terrell High School band performed last night at Windsor Care Center and in front of the local Brookshire's grocery store.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Carnegie building

The Carnegie building in Terrell was built in 1904 and served as the city library into the 1980s.  It's now home to the Terrell Heritage Society. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tiger soccer gets to work

Soccer practice in Texas has been going on for just over two weeks.  The Tigers have been practicing after school getting ready for the upcoming season.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I still have to work

I thought for sure I would be on my way out of town to spend my Mega Million winnings.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A new era begins in Terrell

The Terrell ISD school board voted on, and approved the hiring of a new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. For the first time that I can remember, the positions were posted separately.  Coming in as AD is Buster Leaf.  Mr. Leaf comes to Terrell from Sunnyvale ISD where he served as an assistant coach. Hired as the Head Football Coach is Mike Shields.  Coach Shields was the HC at Red Oak High School.

Mr. Buster Leaf, new Terrell AD on the left.  Coach Mike Shields, new Terrell Varsity Football Coach on right. 

Monday, December 16, 2013


I visited one of the older cemeteries in Terrell yesterday.  I ran across these headstones.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Till Next Year

This years Christmas Parade was fun.  Lots of photos posted to the Facebook page.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Parade

This morning was the annual Stanley Ballard Sr. Christmas Parade in Terrell.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fall ball ends

Yes, it's still Fall.  Rain and ice pushed TARA softball playoffs to last night.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More Ben Gill

I took this one and a few other at Ben Gill Park right before the ice.  Blogger is really killing the quality of the pictures lately.  Worse than Facebook.  I may need to post linked to Flickr or something.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Taking flight

The Tiger softball team will be out in front of Wal-Mart on Friday and Saturday collecting can goods and cash donations for the Share Center. I'm not sure of the time on Friday, but Saturday will be after the parade. 

The Tiger baseball team is collecting unwrapped new toys and clothing for kids ages 5-8 for Arms of Hope, you can give them to any baseball parent or Coach Davis. The deadline is Dec 16th.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Look familiar?

OK, I was had.  This is a photo app used to make it look like the photos are a big ad.  DUH.  I kept thinking, if someone was going to use one of my photos, I have better than that one.

Does this window look familiar? I took the picture of the guy running in the middle and its used without my permission.  I'm guessing its a running or sports store in NYC.

Slowly we thaw out

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Terrells latest mural in progress

I guess the cold weather and ice have put a halt to the latest mural in town.  The trees on the right are covered in ice. 

Friday, December 6, 2013


You can always count on the donut shop to be open in bad weather.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Learning on the fly

Terrell head girls basketball coach Lincoln and assistant coach McCullar go over a plan of attack in last nights basketball game.  The Lady Tigers lost but they played hard and never gave up. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Take it to the bank

Its supposed to reach 78 today and by Friday a high of only 36. 

Monday, December 2, 2013


I've been playing around with an online tool to turn pictures into different types of cartoons.  This is Moore Ave. the main drag in Terrell.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday and the downtown Terrell businesses have specials running all day.  This is Cecilia, from Lady Cecilia Photography, she has canvases set up in front of the Heart of Avon store.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Still under construction

The overpass was supposed to be open on the 22nd.  I guess the weather has delayed it.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Royse City ISD Destination Imagination Turkey Trot

The 16th was the Royse City ISD Destination Imagination Turkey Trot, a 5K and 1 mile fun run. It was cold and wet, but still a fun morning.  I didn't know it at the time, but I finished 1st in my age group.  I also finished 2nd to last in my age group.....there were only 2 runners between 45-49.

Monday, November 25, 2013


Still waiting for the rain, the ice, the sleet, the snow.  What a bust, nothing. Maybe we will get something this morning. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Yesterday I went to the TISD Performing Arts Center to watch the Terrell High School Theatre Departments performance of Grease:School Version.  No pictures or video taping during the play. But take my word for it, it was great.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

College football

I had the chance to take pictures at the Texas A&M Commerce vs Eastern New Mexico University football game this past Saturday.  I posted over 100 pictures from the game on my Facebook page.  I received notice last night that some of my photos were published in a campus newsletter with credit given.  It's fun to see someone enjoy my photos. Maybe one day, someone will offer to pay me for one.  Here are a few of my favorites from the game.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fall colors

The trees on my streets are getting a little fall color.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Yesterday was Tiger JV, today is a varsity shot.  Albums from both teams are posted on Facebook.