Sunday, June 30, 2013

North Texas Guard Games

Terrell, Texas hosted the 2013 North Texas Guard Games.  Lifeguard teams from all over Texas competed Friday and Saturday to determine who would advance to the 2013 State Lifeguard Championship on Corpus Christi.  Some of the skill competitions included CPR, fitness, obstacle course and scenario. 



Friday, June 28, 2013

Crandall scores

I caught a little 7 on 7 last night.  This is a Crandall WR scoring against North Forney.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Seeds?

Hopefully in a few weeks I will have sunflower seeds.  I'm not sure if they are the eatin type though. I have about a half dozen already put away.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Winfrey Point saved

This is another shot of the flowers at Winfrey Point, taken a few weeks ago.  This area was threatened with being turned into a parking garage last year.  This month an agreement was reached to put the parking garage in a spot currently occupied by a surface parking lot.  


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I see you up there

Caught these kids being somewhere I'm sure they were not supposed to be, at the top of a fire escape.  I am sure glad there weren't as many cameras around when I was a kid.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer ball

I'm not used to taking baseball pictures when one of the teams isn't wearing red.  But last night it was take pictures of the teams playing, or not take pictures at all.  The Terrell summer team played an early game and a late game.  I missed all of the first and it was to dark for their second game.



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Barn Charm

It's been a while since I posted a 'barn charm' picture.  I like this pair of old barns.  I think they are still in use.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Movie house memories

Saturday morning I happened to be traveling down the south side alley and noticed new art work going up.  Seven old movie poster type murals are being painted on the back of Books and Crannies.  Books and Crannies is a great new and used book store in Terrell on Moore Ave.  The book store is in the old Iris theater building. I'm sure all of these movies at one time played on their screen.

The movie at the top center, The Lady, with Norma Talmadge was the first movie that played in the Iris when it opened on September 1, 1925.  Tickets cost .25 cents each.  The bookstores owners, Ron and Gayle Harris, restored the Iris sign on the front of the building and it was lit up on September 1, 2008.

Currently there is a small theater in he back of the bookstore that houses live plays and old movies.

I'm going to have to drive down the alley again this week and see if they finished up.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Spray park

Kids enjoy the spray park in Richardson yesterday after the Must Dash 5K.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TABC golf ball drop

Before the golf tournament got underway yesterday, there was a golf ball drop from a helicopter.  Chances were sold for $10 a ball.  The ball closest to the hole won $1000, the ball farthest away won $500.  I video of the drop is posted to the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Booster club golf tournament

Yesterday was the annual Terrell Athletic Booster Club golf tournament.

The winning team all won golf bags from the TABC.


THS Class of 84 won the battle of the alumni, they also won golf bags.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday morning shower

We got a nice shower yesterday morning.  The weatherperson said we better enjoy it, it may be a while before we get any more.  After the rain had stopped the remaining clouds looked neat.

Today is the Terrell Athletic Booster Club annual golf tournament.  I'll be out there with my camera.  It will be hot, but should be fun.  In addition to the tourney, they are going to have a golf ball drop.  They put numbered golf balls in a bucket and drop them from a helicopter.  Whoever holds the number of the ball that lands closest to the hole or in the hold wins.  The prize is at least $1000.  A second prize will be awarded to the ball that lands farthest from the hole.  That prize is $500.



Sunday, June 9, 2013

Draft Horses

This weekend is the tractor show at Ben Gill Park.  My favorite part is the draft horses from Double M Warhorse Ranch.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Two sports

Yesterday was the start to a long and busy weekend.  The afternoon was a few innings of baseball and the evening was a little bit of Terrell alumni basketball.  This morning it's a 5K race and Monday is the Terrell Booster Club golf tournament.



Friday, June 7, 2013

Amber Carrington makes a hometown visit

Amber Carrington, a contestant on the NBC singing show The Voice made it to the top 5 this week and got to make the trip back to Rockwall for a hometown visit.  Amber made her entrance on the Seawolf from Sail with Scott.  She was presented a key to Rockwall and sang two songs.  After thanking everyone for coming out and encouraging them to keep voting, she signed autographs and finally made her way out again on the Seawolf.

Amber had a lot of fans there, this was the largest crowd for the Concert by the Lake that I've seen.  Her hometown visit should be on the Monday show.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Graduation night

The Terrell High School Class of 2013 graduates tonight.  I remember my graduation back in 19.....something or other.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

National Running Day

Today is National Running Day. I think I can find a picture of runners.


Here is a group of runners getting ready to run the Bloomin' 4-Mile run last Saturday at White Rock Lake.  I am in my normal spot.....near the back.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tiger baseball camp

Tiger baseball camp runs June 10-12.  Cost is only $40 for kids K-8.  The camp will be held at Ben Gill park in Terrell, TX.

Terrell and British friendship

A new painting has gone up in Terrell. It is a depiction of a map hanging on the wall at the No. 1 British Flying Training School.

During WWII, British cadets trained in Terrell.  To mimic Britain and Europe an overlay was placed over a map of Texas and Oklahoma.  On the overlay, Terrell served as London.

A mural was placed on a building last year in Terrell, this painting is on the same building.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Winfrey point run

Yesterday was the Dallas Running Club's Bloomin' 4 Mile race at Winfrey Point, White Rock Lake.  This is the runners making their way from the clubhouse down to the starting line.  The DRC is a running community that accepts all runners and walkers. Here is their mission statement:
Unite runners of every level of ability and interest. Promote good health, friendship, camaraderie, and training. Encourage participation in all types of running events. Focus our club sponsored races toward supporting charitable causes.
The DRC puts on about 8 races a year free to members in addition to the Trinity River Levee Run, the White Rock-n-Roll 5 and 10 mile and DRC Half Marathon and 5K.  Membership is only $30 a year.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

End of year softball game

Last night was the Kennedy Elementary school teachers vs parents softball game.  The parents won the game, but I think the real winners were the kids.