Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wife On Strike

You never know what you will find while driving through Texas. This woman was pissed off and telling everyone about it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Texas Wildfires

Here is a selection of images I made of the wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake.

A massive wall of fire threatens a home in the Sportsman's World neighborhood.

Volunteer firefighters work to save a home from burning

An fire retardant air drop was coordinated

Texas State Troopers open a gate to allow cattle to escape the wildfire.

© 2011 Getty Images

Sunday, April 25, 2010

2010 NFL Draft

I spent Thursday evening with Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Bryant was surrounded by friends and family while waiting to see how the draft would unfold.

As the draft started, Bryant began to pace around the house waiting for his phone to ring. The anticipation was killing him!

Finally the call came in. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones phoned Bryant and told him that the Cowboys had selected him. Bryant was overcome with emotion!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Opening Day

Here is a selection of photos from Opening Day at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX.

Baseball Fans

In the middle of the 8th inning a rogue fan decided to run onto the field. He first bolted down the baseline and slid into second base. Security guards then swarmed the field and took him down.

The Rangers were down by one run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Saltalamacchia celebrates a game winning walkoff RBI.

Cruz ended up taking a cream pie in the face during the post game celebrations!

A complete edit of photos from the game can be found HERE



Friday, April 2, 2010

Metal Art

I wanted to try something new...I usually make large scale metal art, but I decided to try making something a little smaller. A simple belt buckle design would be about the right size.

I start out with a simple mild steel plate and measure out the design. Then cut out the oval and cleaned up the rough edges.

Then I twist up several sizes of filler rod to use on the buckle.

The twisted filler rod is formed and fit around the plate. Once everything is fitted up, the welding begins.

After burning in the filler rod and horseshoe design, I grind out any imperfections. Then the buckle is polished with a buffing wheel. Once the buckle shines, I stamp my initials into the backside of the buckle.

Kenda now has a Lucky Horshoe belt buckle!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

John D. Hale Band

Our friend John D. Hale and his band made a mad dash from MO to Fort Worth overnight to play a show Sunday afternoon.

These guys are good! Check out their music: John D. Hale Band

Here are a few photos from the River Ranch in Fort Worth, TX.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Beach

In late 2008 Hurricane Ike ravaged the TX coast. The storm erased entire communities off of the map...lives disrupted.

Much of the debris from this powerful storm was washed out to sea, only to wash ashore hundreds of miles away.

After the storm, Padre Island National Seashore was littered with every type of debris imaginable.

Golf Ball

Golf Cart


Toilet Seat

Semi-Trailer Axle