Mystery of Carolina Wren Continues

The mystery of our little Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) continues. It was on February 13, 2017, that I noticed the swallow nest was empty. It continued to be empty. The wren apparently vanished. I’ve had empty nest syndrome. Every night I look for his tail sticking out of the nest. Every once in a while…

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Where My Photography Began

  In going through photos for a recent project, I came across this image. I sighed and smiled. It brought back tons of memories of this place I grew to love. The one memory I always tend to forget – this place was the beginning of my photography. It was here I learned how to…

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Forewarning at Historic Hockley County Jail

Sitting on the southeast corner of the Hockley County Courthouse Square is a rather nondescript two-story white building built in 1938 as a jail. The lower northeast section was reserved for living quarters for the county sheriff. The second floor housed an odd number of 13 jail cells. Cooking for the prisoners fell upon the…

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Don’t Open Your Mouth if You Don’t Know the Facts

  Note: Ginny Phillips and I worked on saving the historic Mallet Ranch Headquarters in southwest Hockley County for over two years. As a scholar and researcher I covered all my bases with my research and we went above and beyond in showing why this historic site was important to preserve in situ. We published…

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