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Friday, July 8, 2016

Royse City, TX

Our town, has been in the news quite often and lately, we have been on the map.  Last week we had a bad accident on I-30 at CR 548, when two semi's collided head on, killing 3 people.  Although, I didn't see the car involved in the accident, in the photo,  they say there was 3 vehicles involved.
Now, we have a DART police officer that was the first one killed last evening, in the sniper shooting in Dallas, Tx.  Seems, that this officer had only been married 2 weeks ago, and now our city is mourning his unfortunate death.  A prayer vigil, will be held this evening at the police department here in town, to honor him and our other officers.  Blue ribbons have been placed around the light poles on Main Street, 
to show support of our Police Department and flags lowered to half mast at City Hall and the Police Station.
Royse City, TX is a growing town and with it comes the responsibility of protecting it's residents and businesses.  Our hearts go out to the families, who are grieving from the loss of their loved one, may God, give them courage to go forward, during these horrific times.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hail

 Yesterday, found us with storms once again.  This time we got some of the rough stuff. and believe me, it was not  a good show of mother nature.

 Hail started small and suddenly got mixed with larger balls of ice.  Then the even larger one's started coming down and it got scary.  From local reports, there were areas which received even larger size hail, to the point of baseball size.  Our area got tennis ball size, on down............and that was enough for us.
Funny how the "iris alert" in our town always alerts you after the fact????  Go figured?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Storms Last Night

We came close to having more bad weather, when the sirens were going off everywhere.  There was bad lightning, large amounts of hail and high winds locally.  Somehow, it wasn't as bad this time, but Spring is just beginning and we have a long ways to go to get through the season's storms here in Texas. 
Hurricane season is also just around the corner, leaving us with more possible threats of bad weather.  That's Texas, for ya!

Almost Finished

Back when Walmart first opened, I was put out with the fact that the USA Murphy's gas station hadn't been built along with it.  They told me that it was coming, but they weren't sure when.

Well, it's almost finished and in a week or so, we will have the convenience of being able to get most of our shopping done here in town.  Those who drive to work every morning will be able to fill up and hit the freeway in a matter of minutes.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Month

Yesterday, marked the day one month ago, when the North Texas areas, were hit by violent tornadoes and many were injured plus several loss their lives.  Today, I look back on that evening and remember hearing of the devastation that was occurring while I sat here on my computer, playing games.  I saw the weather building and swirling out my windows in front of me but never realized how close the tornadoes were. 
So, I tell you now, that I am thankful the path was in another direction from where my home is still sitting, today.  I only live about 8 to 10 miles from the area and it could have taken a different direction, should the weather have deemed so. 
I drove by the apartments hit along I-30 a day or so after the storms and was sad to see a portion of the aftermath.  People, are still trying to regain their lives, and find a way to move on.  I am thankful not to be one of them.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Daylight Brings Sad Sights



Channel 5 chopper photo at Bobtown and Zion Rd.


This is a chopper photo near Bobtown and Zion Rd...........



Rowlett photo submitted to new media.......

If you need to let someone know you're okay, or need to check on a loved one go to http://RedCross.org/SafeandWell  or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
Anyone interested in helping the storm victims is asked to make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund at http://www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate.

Deadly Tornadoes Hit North Texas

December 26, 2015, will be a horrible memory in many North Texas minds as we try to recover from last nights deadly tornadoes damage.  I live about 20 minutes for the site at I-30 & George Bush Turnpike, where the tornado's path crossed the freeway.  Seeing the video footage's that are coming into the news media's, is very surreal and scary.  This is something you always see happening somewhere else, and now it's come to our doorsteps.  Had the tornado taken a different path, I would have been in the middle of it and suffered what many are dealing with this morning.
Five have lost their lives in the Garland, TX area and 3 in other areas where the tornadoes hit.  I-30 has been reopened, but warnings are being issued to looters and passers by to stay away from the areas affected by this disaster.  They will be arrested or shot, and that's the exact statements.
Homes are destroyed along with lives in the aftermath of this deadly tornado.  People affected are just thankful to be alive and consider that the homes can be rebuilt.
Many pets have been lost or misplaced and this will cause sadness to many.  The hospital of Lakepointe in Rowlett, TX was at full capacity last night with injured from their local area.
Incoming pictures as of daylight show a large path taken by the tornado, which left death and destruction in the North Texas areas.
First responders were on the scene and many are still active as I speak.  The Red Cross is busy with it efforts and will be available to help those in need.  Shelter's were opened in the Rowlett areas and many people calling in to find a way that they could help.  Off duty police, fire and other responders were out in force helping as they were needed.
Now, is the time to assess the damages and start the cleanups necessary to build again.
Our hearts and prayers go out to those affected by last nights tornado's,  may they find peace and comfort during the trying times ahead.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Grand Jury Still Not Done.......

They're still not done......

106 Indicted in Biker Shootout.....

106 now taken in hand by Grand jury in Texas..... 

Damn It!

The dark side of illegal immigration: Nearly one million sex crimes are committed by illegal immigrants in the United States !

Just A Few

During the year 2005, there were 8 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our southern border with as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from other terrorist countries. Over 10,000 of those were middle-eastern terrorists. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin, crack, Guns, and marijuana crossed into the U.S.from the southern border.