Friday, December 06, 2013

Season's Greetings Y'all


Our stockings are hung on the barbed wire with care during the "ice-pocalypse" at our house in Frisco on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Lincoln vs. Liberty girls hoops playoff


Lincoln senior Katora Criner (24) leans into Frisco Liberty junior Tori Flemming (24) during a high school basketball playoff game at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson on Feb. 18, 2011.


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Lincoln sophomore Kelsey Criner (23) passes the ball to sophomore BreAnna Hayden (4) around Frisco Liberty's junior Krystal Curry (23) during a playoff game at J.J. Pearce High School.


Lincoln sophomore DreAnna Hayden (4) pulls in a rebound in front of Frisco Liberty junior Krystal Curry (23) and junior Tori Flemming (24) during a playoff game in Richardson.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

North Dallas vs. South Oak Cliff boys basketball

North Dallas' Jalon Brown (00) tries to shoot around South Oak Cliff's Kenneth Hall (25) during a high school basketball game at P.C. Cobb Athletic Complex in Dallas on Feb. 12, 2011.


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North Dallas battles South Oak Cliff during a high school basketball game at P.C. Cobb Athletic Complex in Dallas on Feb. 12, 2011.

Named in this slideshow are: &nbsp Sean Miles, Roy Shelton, Geremy Aldridge, Billy Hopson, Jalon Brown, Kenneth Hall, Jemarcus Armstrong, Jamee Foote, Christopher Hyder, James Presley and Darion Hancock.



Saturday, March 16, 2013

LHHS vs. BHS boys basketball

Lake Highland's Trey Bingham (35) goes to the net as Berkner's Kendal Harris (5) looks to block the ball during a district rivalry basketball game at Lake Highland High School in Dallas on Jan. 7, 2011.


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Lake Highland and Berkner battle during a district rivalry basketball game at Lake Highland High School in Dallas on Jan. 7, 2011.

Named in this slideshow are: &nbsp Taylor Stell, Soma Edo, Jordan Mickey, Trey Bingham, Xavier Thomas, Kendal Harris, Jalen Strickland, James Preston, Kym Malone and Sam Welty.



Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Kayak: Lake Ray Hubbard


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The water level is so low that sections of old bridges are exposed and dry during a kayak paddle on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.


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Lake Ray Hubbard and its tributaries make for entertaining kayak paddles in Dallas, Garland, Rowlett and Rockwall.

*All images made with an iPhone.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kayak: Trinity River Elm Fork

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Morning light is a good companion during a paddle on the Trinity River between Sam Houston Trail Park and McInnish Park in Irving on Sunday, July 29, 2012.


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The Elm Fork of the Trinity River runs from Lake Lewisville to Downtown Dallas, where it merges with the main Trinity River. It is home to an array of wildlife and a ribbon of calm solitude for kayak paddles through the heart of the Metroplex.

*All images made with an iPhone.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

OPFOR Reunion

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Jim Worthington, Charlie Schoenberger, Geoff Cottrell and Mark M. Hancock pose for a portrait at the Painted Rocks in Ft. Irwin, Calif. during the A Co. 6/31st Infantry reunion on Sept. 7, 2012.


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After more than 25 years since their National Training Center service, former OPFOR soldiers from A Co. 6/31st Infantry reunite on Sept. 6 to 9, 2012. The group's journeys include Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada; the National Training Center and the NASA/JPL Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in Fort Irwin, California; a helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon in Arizona and back to Las Vegas.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chichen Itza


Visitors tour Temple of Kukulkan, also called El Castillo ("the castle"), at Chichen Itza in Tinum, Yucat√°n, Mexico on Jan. 2, 1996.

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Chichen Itza was a major Mayan city. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the 13th b'ak'tun time period of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. This particular date had significance to the Mayan people.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gabbie's senior portraits

Gabbie Pitt poses for a senior portrait in the former West End Marketplace in Dallas on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
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Gabbie Pitt poses for senior portraits around Dallas on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Grand Canyon at sunset


The Grand Canyon colors burn with the setting sun during the A Co. 6/31st Infantry reunion helicopter flight in Arizona on Sept. 8, 2012.


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This image is dedicated to our Band of Brothers. To those who lead point, those who covered our flanks and those who are bringing up the six.