The History Behind the Tahoka Daisy

  The first Texas native wildflower that became ingrained in my memory while working on saving a historic Texas ranch headquarters was a little purple, aster flower. Often it was a single stem flower and sometimes it grew in massive patches. Its growth pattern was correlated with annual rainfall amounts. The purple aster flower in…

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Death On The Lonely Llano Estacado – My Book Review

  Note: This book review is published in the West Texas Historical Review, Vol 94, 2018, pp. 142-143 Death On The Lonely Llano Estacado is more than just a book about one man’s murder. Author, Bill Neal wove a complicated story of the murder of Jim Jarrott around other murders that seemed to tie all…

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Discovering A Tiny Llano Estacado Chapel

Discovered this tiny chapel in the former Mercy Hospital in Slaton, Texas. Circa – 1951   Photograph – © Christena Stephens Photography

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Shadows of Empty Faith

On a recent late summer trip to New Mexico, we stopped at the famous little Taiban church. I’m always searching for new angles to photograph of this most photographed church in New Mexico. The morning light perfectly cast the shadows through the open windows, reflecting “Shadows of Empty of Faith.” Image is available for purchase…

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