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Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #240 on: March 03, 2018, 05:44:00 AM »
Happy Independence Day, Texas!

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #241 on: March 12, 2018, 08:11:54 PM »
Go Stros. The statement and/or article was oddly phrased 'even Alabama?'
http://kxan.com/2018/03/12/trump-honors-world-series-champion-houston-astros/

Deep Pockets?
« Reply #242 on: March 14, 2018, 04:50:01 PM »
Boy Scouts selling El Rancho Cima which is pretty close to Austin. Some techie or Hollywood-type in town for SXSW gonna buy? Or anyone with deep pockets? Nice place and nice to have a ranch so close to town though the price is pretty steep.
https://farmandranch.com/property/el-rancho-cima

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #243 on: March 16, 2018, 10:32:04 AM »
Auto racing legend A.J. Foyt was hospitalized after a swarm of Africanized killer bees attacked him on his Texas ranch. It was the second time the 83-year-old suffered from this type of incident, the first coming in 2005 when he was stung 200 times in his head.

http://www.wthitv.com/content/news/AJ-Foyt-hospitalized-following-second-attack-of-killer-bees-477075553.html

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“I pushed down a tree with my bulldozer and thought I saw a bunch of honey bees, but they weren’t.

“So I threw it in reverse and got away from them. At least I thought I did. I got off the dozer and had about a block to walk to my truck when they came swarming down on me.”



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“They sent my airplane for me but I told them I wasn’t going home until I killed those bees,” he said. “We got 15 gallons of diesel fuel and dropped it and set those bastards on fire. I felt a lot better after that.”


Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #244 on: March 16, 2018, 11:08:29 AM »
Auto racing legend A.J. Foyt was hospitalized after a swarm of Africanized killer bees attacked him on his Texas ranch. It was the second time the 83-year-old suffered from this type of incident, the first coming in 2005 when he was stung 200 times in his head.

http://www.wthitv.com/content/news/AJ-Foyt-hospitalized-following-second-attack-of-killer-bees-477075553.html




A.J.!

“They sent my airplane for me but I told them I wasn’t going home until I killed those bees,” he said. “We got 15 gallons of diesel fuel and dropped it and set those bastards on fire. I felt a lot better after that.”

Beautiful!  I almost want to cry.



Da man!  ;D

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #245 on: March 16, 2018, 11:16:12 AM »
Auto racing legend A.J. Foyt was hospitalized after a swarm of Africanized killer bees attacked him on his Texas ranch. It was the second time the 83-year-old suffered from this type of incident, the first coming in 2005 when he was stung 200 times in his head.

http://www.wthitv.com/content/news/AJ-Foyt-hospitalized-following-second-attack-of-killer-bees-477075553.html




A buddy of mine in SA texted me this story this morning. Glad AJ ok and like that he killed those bees. Africanized bees are dangerous because they are unpredictable, attack in swarms, and are unusually aggressive, especially if interrupted in their idleness by sounds of motors and equipment. The European bees, on the other hand, are productive and stable workers and far less dangerous.

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #246 on: March 16, 2018, 12:24:46 PM »
A buddy of mine in SA texted me this story this morning. Glad AJ ok and like that he killed those bees. Africanized bees are dangerous because they are unpredictable, attack in swarms, and are unusually aggressive, especially if interrupted in their idleness by sounds of motors and equipment. The European bees, on the other hand, are productive and stable workers and far less dangerous.

I feel like there’s a pun in there somewhere.

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #247 on: March 18, 2018, 11:37:19 AM »
Just lovely. 

"Eleven people charged in an alleged animal sacrifice ritual identified"

There was no sign of the grisly scene Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies found in the 11400 block of Bronze Sand Road outside Loop 1604 on Friday night, when they responded to a call of animal cruelty and saw nearly a dozen people involved in what officers said was the dismemberment of goats, chickens and other animals.

“It appears that they were having some sort of unknown ritual,” said Sheriff’s Sgt. Elizabeth Gonzalez at the scene. “They were speaking a different language the officer did not recognize.”

Gonzalez said the officer is fluent in English and Spanish and the people who were inside the garage with the animals weren’t talking either language.

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Eleven-people-charged-in-an-alleged-animal-12761795.php

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #248 on: March 23, 2018, 12:11:42 PM »


It's Owen. ;)



Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #251 on: March 28, 2018, 10:50:08 PM »
Nice fish.

http://dallastrinitytrails.blogspot.com/2011/04/garzilla-record-sized-alligator-gar.html?m=1
Dang, that is a nasty, big fish. I had one take a goose I had shot but winged and realized...I'm  deep in muck and this thing is here and just gulped my bird I said "have a nice meal" and got the F out of the river! Other stories also, they are nasty fish but some respect. Survivors and can go into brackish water, swamp, hog wallows, etc and live.

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #252 on: April 06, 2018, 11:55:14 AM »

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #253 on: April 09, 2018, 07:32:34 PM »

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #254 on: April 09, 2018, 08:26:09 PM »
Richard is in the news again. If he makes it to May 11, he will be 112 YEARS OLD.
https://www.dallasnews.com/life/people/2018/04/09/111-year-old-texan-oldest-living-us-veteran-takes-first-trip-private-jet
Yeah, that is awesome. I love his reasons for long-life and his likes: God, Cigars, Whiskey ('keeps muscles limber',) tacos, and guns. And mowing his own lawn and driving the neighbor lady (in her 80's) to church. Not sure he is doing the latter ones these days- but I wouldn't be surprised!

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #255 on: April 11, 2018, 10:04:43 AM »
This should please you, Albrecht.  Well, maybe not. ;)  Usually the reasons for the placement are justified with some "interesting" criteria.

https://www.statesman.com/news/local/for-second-year-austin-named-best-place-live-america-news-and-world-report/1R3DZ3wmujbm8r7GakwaMO/

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #256 on: April 12, 2018, 07:04:30 PM »
Note: the Africanized bees are more aggressive, attack en masse, with other bees joining the attacks,- which also are more prolonged- than the European bees who are reliable, industrious workers. The dangerous mix of bee types results in violence. ""They're mixed breeds -- Africanized and European together. So they are hybrids and they are maybe 20, 30 times more aggressive than regular honeybees." Also note that the Africanized bees are technically illegal bees who crossed the border without legal permission.
http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/million-killer-bees-threatening-neighborhood-in-far-east-el-paso

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #257 on: April 12, 2018, 07:06:43 PM »

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #258 on: April 12, 2018, 09:29:58 PM »

Ha, I miss cheesy "movies of the week" that involved animals gone bad. Luckily for society many can be found on youtube.

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #259 on: April 13, 2018, 10:42:35 AM »
I don't know why I keep thinking there might be real news eventually show up in this Houston rag.   ::)

https://www.chron.com/business/national/articleComments/Mexitrends-apparel-evokes-online-outrage-with-12829424.php

"Kooks Burritos in Portland, Ore. was forced to close last year after the owners, who are white, were accused of stealing their recipes from the “tortilla ladies” of Puerto Nuevo, Mexico. Singer Katy Perry has apologized several times for cultural appropriation after wearing cornrows in a video and imitating a Japanese geisha for the opening of the 2013 American Music Awards.

Cultural appropriation is an academic term that’s erupted into the mainstream lexicon in recent years after an African-American woman at San Francisco State University confronted a white student with dreadlocks in 2016 and the video post went viral. It’s considered a form of exploitation when a dominant culture adopts the traits of a minority culture, especially for profit."

I should accuse the Houston Chronicle of "cultural appropriation" for masquerading as a serious newspaper.

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #260 on: April 13, 2018, 11:02:43 AM »
I don't know why I keep thinking there might be real news eventually show up in this Houston rag.   ::)

https://www.chron.com/business/national/articleComments/Mexitrends-apparel-evokes-online-outrage-with-12829424.php

"Kooks Burritos in Portland, Ore. was forced to close last year after the owners, who are white, were accused of stealing their recipes from the “tortilla ladies” of Puerto Nuevo, Mexico. Singer Katy Perry has apologized several times for cultural appropriation after wearing cornrows in a video and imitating a Japanese geisha for the opening of the 2013 American Music Awards.

Cultural appropriation is an academic term that’s erupted into the mainstream lexicon in recent years after an African-American woman at San Francisco State University confronted a white student with dreadlocks in 2016 and the video post went viral. It’s considered a form of exploitation when a dominant culture adopts the traits of a minority culture, especially for profit."

I should accuse the Houston Chronicle of "cultural appropriation" for masquerading as a serious newspaper.
Amazing stuff. Pretty soon folks in places like Portland will starve since almost all places will have to close due to "appropriation." Like food, cultural ideas, technology, religions, dress never was shared or adopted by different people throughout history.


Meanwhile here there was a stabbing, or was it a shooting, over a 'Slim Jim' (mass produced dried meat product culturally appropriated from First Nation people's pemmican.)

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #261 on: April 13, 2018, 11:59:04 AM »
Amazing stuff. Pretty soon folks in places like Portland will starve since almost all places will have to close due to "appropriation." Like food, cultural ideas, technology, religions, dress never was shared or adopted by different people throughout history.


Meanwhile here there was a stabbing, or was it a shooting, over a 'Slim Jim' (mass produced dried meat product culturally appropriated from First Nation people's pemmican.)
We live in interesting stupid times.

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #262 on: April 13, 2018, 12:33:48 PM »
Culturally appropriate my bullets, communists! >:(



Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #263 on: April 28, 2018, 06:05:06 PM »
Congrats and way to go! ;)



Happy Birthday!
« Reply #265 on: May 11, 2018, 09:41:38 PM »
I hope you enjoy some whiskey, cigars, and tacos and wield your guns so those kids keep off your lawn!
http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/richard-overton-oldest-living-veteran-turns-112/1173071402
"The oldest living World War II veteran and oldest living man in the U.S. turns 112 Friday, and his family and friends are celebrating by inviting everyone to stop by and see him.Richard Overton, born in 1906, still lives in east Austin in the house he built 72 years ago. Overton moved into the house, now on a street named after him, in 1946, and still spends his days on his front porch, smoking cigars and drinking whiskey."

Re: Happy Birthday!
« Reply #266 on: May 15, 2018, 02:10:55 AM »
I hope you enjoy some whiskey, cigars, and tacos and wield your guns so those kids keep off your lawn!
http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/richard-overton-oldest-living-veteran-turns-112/1173071402
"The oldest living World War II veteran and oldest living man in the U.S. turns 112 Friday, and his family and friends are celebrating by inviting everyone to stop by and see him.Richard Overton, born in 1906, still lives in east Austin in the house he built 72 years ago. Overton moved into the house, now on a street named after him, in 1946, and still spends his days on his front porch, smoking cigars and drinking whiskey."

112!?  Gonna pour me some more whiskey.

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #267 on: May 15, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
This is less than a mile from my house. I might have to start drinking coffee.

https://m.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/news/article/Double-Cups-pairs-coffee-lingerie-League-City-12916316.php

Re: Meanwhile in Texas...
« Reply #268 on: May 17, 2018, 12:56:05 PM »
Sheds.

SOUTHMAYD, Tex. (KXII) - A family of three were found naked, down the street from a burning shed in Southmayd Tuesday afternoon. Two officers said they were later attacked by the parents.
http://www.kxii.com/content/news/Trio-found-nude-near-shed-fire-detained-after-assaulting-police-chief-482727091.html
Not sure if these were the unpredictable and violent Africanized bees:

https://www.statesman.com/news/local/ems-bee-swarm-sends-man-into-cardiac-arrest-southeast-travis-county/XGcrWfLBbuRroRB5aMI60O/