Letters and Comments, July 30, 2009

Letters and Comments, July 30, 2009

A javelina walks into Fort Davis barbecue stand

A javelina walks into Fort Davis barbecue stand

–A fan sent in the following picture taken by Charles Smith. This pleasant little javelina walked into the Chuckwagon in Fort Davis. Evidently, he just pushed open the screen door and entered nonchalantly as patrons ate their brisket plates.

–A fan of the site sent in this:
“Love your site!
Has anyone sent you the interviews David Lynch did out that way (Fort Davis and Marfa)?
These just posted on his site this month:”

I want to thank that reader for the tip and I also want to laud Mr. Lynch for taking an interest in everyday life throughout America. These interviews are an important chronicle of how real people live their lives.

–I want to thank Robert Halpern of the Big Bend Sentinel for alerting me to this:

Attention high school graduates from Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties:
You may qualify for a Bechtel Fund book grant that will help you buy your Sul Ross textbooks this fall 2009 semester.
Call 432.729.4342 for an application and more information.
Grants are free money. Call today. Deadline is Friday, August 14.

–Also, I have heard very positive things about Transition Alpine’s “Thousand Edible Gardens” project. They have been meeting every Saturday at 10 am in Alpine to tour vegetable gardens of all sizes. For more info, call 432-837-2290.

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— There’s been a lot of readers who have forwarded this viral video of a bride, groom and wedding party dancing themselves to the front of the altar. Click here to view it on YouTube.

— A big thank you to Jeffro Cowell. He accompanied Hugh McLoed and me to Terlingua to shoot video for the Stormhoek wine label. Here he plays uke while Cory does rope tricks:

–I’m very proud of our Big Bend Cowboys! According to Jose Aguayo, they are smashing attendance records there at Kokernot Ballpark. Also, Jose is helping Sul Ross students do what I do– explore the new world of Web 2.0. He just purchased a HD video camera, so look out for more Sul Ross video here on West Texas Weekly.
Thank you to the reader who sent in this picture of a cute puppy.

–Also, big thanks to Joe Nick Patoski for his involvement in the Way Out West Texas book festival and his turn on the wheels of steel at KRTS. I listened to his one-off radio show and enjoyed it immensely.

–And, please, contact me by hitting the CONTACT tab at the top of the page. I love your pictures, links and articles! Keep ’em coming! If you want to be totally overwhelmed with all the tweets, videos, articles and links I see click here to see my FriendFeed.