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Aggie, Longhorns and everything Texas

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Comment by Aggie on October 13, 2009 at 6:51pm

Tractor ladies!
Comment by Aggie on October 13, 2009 at 4:51pm
Old Tascosa
Tascosa (from atascosa, boggy) is truly a ghost town. The only things left are the cemetery and the old courthouse. This was one wild town! Pat Garret, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holiday all graced it with their presence, however briefly. Cowboys drinking, gambling, and whatever else; outlaws with attitudes; and drifters from all over made a volatile combination.

This site was historically used as a river ford for centuries by Native Americans, Comacheros, buffalo hunters, and Charles Goodnight and other cattlemen. The town only lasted 40 years (but one monument puts its life even less) but had a turbulent history of killings.

Boot Hill was a copy of the Dodge City (KS) cemetery in name. The list of the interred and their cause of death is notable for the ones which died of natural causes!

Tascosa was only a day away from Amarillo (after 1887) by horseback if you could cross the Canadian River. But many times, floods would come sweeping down from storms in the mountains of New Mexico and make it impassable. Normally it was muddy and shallow.

Tascosa had two lives. The first was no different from the early cowboy town with its saloons, red light district, boot hill and its share of violence. It also was the first true town in the western Texas Panhandle. The town thrived during the 1870s and early 1880s becoming the seat of government for Oldham County in 1880 that lasted for thirty-five years. As has happened so many times before when a railroad bypasses a town, it dies. A few residents remained until 1939 when they departed and Tascosa became a ghost town. In that same year the town was reborn when Bivins Ranch donated 120 acres to become the site for a home for boys to be known as Boys Ranch on the very site of Tascosa. It has developed into a major facility consisting of residence halls, a school, dinning hall, athletic fields and homes for staff. Beginning with twelve boys, it now numbers over four hundred. Serving as historical monuments from the past and open to the public are the old stone courthouse and the 1889 schoolhouse. Tascosa is located at the east end of Texas Highway Spur 233.
Comment by Aggie on October 12, 2009 at 7:29pm

AUSTIN (Austin American-Statesman) – Two plans to reconstruct the University of Texas’ 350-acre Brackenridge tract into a living, working and playing space were presented Wednesday to the UT System Board of Regents by New York–based Cooper, Robertson & Partners LLP.

The first, the Village Plan, would add 15 million sf of residential, office and other space, including 8,698 housing units, to the green canvas. The university’s 82-acre biological field laboratory would be relocated to the Lower Colorado River Authority’s McKinney Roughs site in Bastrop County.

This option, preferred by Cooper, would cost $3.2 billion and include $130 million for streets, parks and other infrastructure.

The Park Plan, estimated at $2.6 billion, would retain but downsize the field lab and add 12 million sf and 6,645 housing units.

Both of the architectural and urban planning firm’s plans would erase the 141-acre Lions Municipal Golf Course and two student apartment complexes, and a university-owned apartment complex off Sixth St. would be enlarged.

The report will be reviewed by a special committee of regents established in August, and a public comment session will be held between now and the end of the academic year.

James Huffines, chairman of the regents, has stated that it could be months, or even years, before the board decides how to proceed, and he has emphasized that Cooper's recommendations are just that and are subject to modification.
Comment by Aggie on October 12, 2009 at 7:28pm

SAN ANTONIO (Associated Press) – Anheuser–Busch InBev has sold SeaWorld San Antonio — along with the nine other theme parks under Busch Entertainment Corp. — to private equity firm Blackstone Group for $2.3 billion in cash.

Busch Entertainment, the second-largest U.S. entertainment park operator, attracts about 25 million visitors a year and employs 25,000 people.

The entertainment unit generated about $1.4 billion in revenue in 2008.

Blackstone will add various clerical and other positions that were vacated by Anheuser–Busch InBev employees and maintain existing headquarters in Orlando, Fla. For now, the Busch name will also be kept.
Comment by Same Ol' Randy on October 12, 2009 at 8:30am
Howdy, friends!

Say, any good college football games this weeknd? Just wonderin' ... heh

At least this week ... HOOK 'EM! Send those Okies packin'!

Comment by Aggie on October 8, 2009 at 5:45pm
Austin County Fair this weekend in Bellville, Texas!
Comment by Aggie on October 7, 2009 at 6:52pm
Comment by Aggie on October 5, 2009 at 7:15pm

One of my former Aggie classmates.
Comment by Aggie on October 5, 2009 at 10:59am

Comment by Aggie on October 2, 2009 at 2:35pm

ROSCOE (Abilene Reporter News) – Phase IV of the Roscoe Wind Complex began operation Thursday, making it the world’s largest functioning wind farm.

Equipped with 627 turbines capable of generating more than 780 megawatts, the wind farm is the flagship project for E.ON North America.

The Roscoe Wind Complex first began generating electricity in February 2008 when Phase One was complete. Phase Two went live one month later, and Phase Three began operations in March.

Altogether, the complex can provide power for 230,000 homes.

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