Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Class 4A Region II quarterfinal baseball series


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Frisco Wakeland sophomore Hayden Nixon (17) pitches to Rockwall junior Cory Mills (15) during a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series game at McKinney Boyd High School on May 20, 2010 in McKinney.


Rockwall senior Cole Harris (5) pitches to Frisco Wakeland junior Eric Swann (8) during a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series game at McKinney Boyd High School.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Texas Horse Park Trail Ride


Loyd St. John of Ovilla holds on as Candy, a 10-year-old Silver Chocolate Rocky Mountain, rears at a backing obstacle during a trail ride to break a world record at the Texas Horse Park in Dallas on June 13, 2010.


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Horses and riders participate in a trail ride to break a world record at the Texas Horse Park in Dallas. More than 60 horses and riders traversed a six-mile obstacle course to help break the record for the most simultaneous rider teams in one country.

Also named in this slideshow are: &nbsp Diana Williford, Cody Hampton, Suzanne Creel, Mary B. Rhoades, Marianne Marsden, Margo McClinton, Jennifer Robinson, Loyd St. John, Kevin Woods, J. Williams, Sylvia Harmon, Gary Patrick, Mark Limsky, Judy Limsky and Dallas Police Department Sr. Cpl. Dale Baugh.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - Kemah


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Visitors scream on rides near Babin's Seafood House on the Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah on July 20, 2010.


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Fayrouz Hancock visits the Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah on July 20, 2010.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - NASA Space Center Houston


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Fayrouz Hancock poses for a portrait next to a painting of the Apollo XIII astronauts in the Saturn V building at NASA's Space Center Houston on Tuesday, July 20, 2010.


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Fayrouz Hancock tours NASA's Space Center Houston in Texas.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - Galveston


Fish swim in aquariums at the Rainforest Cafe in Galveston on Monday, July 19, 2010.



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Fayrouz Hancock visits the Moody Gardens Aquarium and enjoys dinner at the Rainforest Cafe followed by coffee on The Strand in Galveston on Monday, July 19, 2010.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - Schulenburg



Fayrouz Hancock poses for a portrait with her coffee and flavored popcorn in front of the Potter Country Store in Schulenburg, Texas during a lunch stop on The Epic Roadtrip across Texas on July 19, 2010. We had to stop for for a few bags of their famous cinnamon-glazed pecans.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - The Alamo


Fayrouz Hancock visits The Alamo in San Antonio on Monday, July 19, 2010.


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The Alamo stands as a monument of Texas independence in San Antonio.


A groundskeeper cleans the sidewalk in front of The Alamo in San Antonio.


Fayrouz Hancock visits The Alamo in San Antonio on Monday, July 19, 2010.


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - Hard Rock Cafe'



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The Hard Rock Cafe' in San Antonio has a stained glass and wood mural featuring iconic Texas artists such as Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray Vaughn at the cafe' in San Antonio on Sunday, July 18, 2010..



The Hard Rock Cafe' in San Antonio features world-class music memorabilia in addition to a quirky 23-foot-long Cadillac hearse parked upside-down on the ceiling at the cafe.


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - SeaWorld San Antonio


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Takara and her calf Sakari perform during "Shamu Rocks" at SeaWorld San Antonio on Sunday, July 18, 2010.


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Marine mammals perform at SeaWorld San Antonio on Sunday, July 18, 2010.

The marine mammal park, oceanarium and animal theme park is located in Westover Hills. It is the largest of the three SeaWorld parks and the world's largest marine-life theme park.


Animals included in this slideshow: killer whales (Takara, Sakari [Takara's calf], Kyuquot, Keet, Unna, and Tuar), beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, California sea lions and a walrus. Shows included in this slideshow: "Believe," "Azul," "Sea Lions Tonight" and "Shamu Rocks." Areas included in this slideshow: Shamu Stadium, Seal and Sea Lion Stadium, Beluga Stadium and an aviary Habitat.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - San Fernando Cathedral


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A fountain leaps in the sunlight in the plaza after mass at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio on Sunday, July 18, 2010.


The 18th-century-style retablo is gilded in 24-karat gold at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.




Fayrouz Hancock prays after mass at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.




San Fernando Cathedral was founded in 1731 in San Antonio and is the oldest, continuously-functioning religious community in Texas.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Epic Roadtrip - San Antonio Riverwalk


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Two river barges pass along the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio on Saturday, July 17, 2010.


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Tourists visit San Antonio's famed Riverwalk during the Epic Roadtrip across Texas on Saturday, July 17, 2010.