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Father’s Day Open Thread

One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors…

From the Amazon summary:

“The Time It Never Rained was inspired by actual events, when the longest and most severe drought in living memory pressed ranchers and farmers to the outer limits of courage and endurance.”–Elmer Kelton

Rio Seco was too small to […]

Like Making Love in a Canoe

Anheuser-Busch pulls a solid for the victims of Texas flooding:

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch stopped production at its Georgia brewery this week to instead produce drinking water for those affected by a deadly bout of historic flooding and storms in Texas and Oklahoma.

Anheuser-Busch said it had stopped beer production at its Cartersville brewery in […]

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Tuesday Open Thread

The Battle of San Jacinto

On this date in 1836, Republic of Texas forces, led by Sam Houston, defeat the Mexican army under General Santa Anna.

Well OK Then…

Bad and Ass

This week’s exhibit of badassery to make you feel completely inadequate — and entirely grateful — comes courtesy of the Texas National Guard. I present to you Roy Benavidez, who was presented the Medal of Honor by President Ronald Reagan in 1981… the TNG’s facebook page continues:

Roy Benavidez was born in Lindenau near […]

Tuesday Open Thread

On this date 80 years ago a dust storm, or black blizzard — one of the largest in U.S. history dumped an estimated 300 million tons of topsoil across the Plains. Spearman, TX — in the photo — is at the very top of Texas and a few miles from Oklahoma — ground zero […]

Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1979 this 1.5 mile wide beast leveled a good part of Wichita Falls, TX killing 42 people. The swarm of tornadoes that day killed almost 60 people. I lived in a little burg called Iowa Park about 10 miles away… one of the scariest days of my life. It will […]

Wednesday Open Thread

Hell no.

From the Trailer Park — Texas Rising

Coming to History Channel on Memorial Day.

This will either be great or greatly piss off a lot of people. Bill Paxton stars as William Travis (also stars Ray Liotta and Brendan Fraser, among others).