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J. I. Hall, Jr.....A Western Novel by E. V. Pete Hester This is my latest novel and it is not in a good format for reading, however, it is readable. I enjoyed writing this book and I had problems finding a publisher....so, what the heck, I wrote it just for...

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Confederates move to Brazil...John W. and Lisanna Brownlow... Otis Vaughn is interested in locating members of the Brownlow (Vaughn descendants) family who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War. In the past, I have had several readers from Brazil and if any of...

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The Saga of Zachary Williams, The Sabine Kid My book publisher gave me the rights back to my book, The Saga of Zachary Williams, well, kind of saying it was just "sorry and no good"....nah, he didn't say it that way but that is how it kind of came...

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Coalfire, Al....My stories There is no Wikipedia information on Coalfire, Pickens County,  Alabama....It is not included...So, you are gonna have to just trust me or the twenty-five or thirty or fifty other people who can talk...

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Follow The Sun by E. V. Pete Hester ..added Chpt 1,2,3,4.&... Here are Chapter One, Two, Three, Four, (and now Chapter Five as of 11/10/12) of a new novel that I am working on. I would love to hear from any of you guys on it...drop me an e-mail to pete@hesterbooks.com...

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More Fishing at Caddo Lake…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-10-2016


caddo-lake-fishing-trip-2016-088This was our fifth annual Hester boys fishing trip, but this was the first time we were joined by my great grandson Logan Trower, shown here with dad Zach Trower and me. He caught lots of perch off this dock and seemed to enjoy it.

caddo-lake-fishing-trip-2016-093Grandson Josh always seems to be the leader is fish catching….He works hard at it is why. I don’t know if Josh or son Jeff was the number one is amount of fish caught. Both did well.

Gator Lodge at Caddo Lake, TX

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-10-2016


caddo-lake-fishing-trip-2016-096Son Jeff showing off a portion of our catch from Caddo Lake. We were not all that lucky on bass, we caught a few, but the catfish were very active.

caddo-lake-fishing-trip-2016-018This green stuff (Salvinia) is taking over Caddo Lake. They say they have a bug (a weevil actually) developed that will eat it. Still working on this weevil project so it remains to be seen it this weevil will work.  Ummm, it must have a healthy appetite if it’s gonna eat all that.

caddo-lake-fishing-trip-2016-041They do keep channels open and have lots of open waters available. It is a very good place to fish and I hope they can make lots of headway to control the pesky stuff that is taking over the waters.

caddo-lake-fishing-trip-2016-110And when day is done and you are fished out, Gator Lodge is a very relaxing and restful place to just kick back and relax…..Gatorlodge.com


Vice President Debate…Pence Won

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-10-2016


Pence won….Kane could not shut up….He and Clinton are a real pair if you ask me. Pence is cool..I feel better about the Trump/Pence ticket now.


Fact Check…Presidential Debate

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-09-2016


Ok,  here are a few facts from the debate:

No. 1….I do not like Hillary Clinton….I doubled checked last night and I completely agree, that I still do not like Hillary….

No. 2…I do not like Donald Trump…and I doubled checked that last night agreeing that I still do not like him, but he is the best of the field.

No. 3…I am going to vote for one of them and at the present time it appears to be Mr. Trump. But, I suppose I could change my mind, not likely, but I could. As of last night the fact is I am still voting for Trump.

No. 4….How can Hillary keep the businesses in America healthy and tax them at a much higher rate than ever before? Trickle up taxes is not really a good idea.

No. 5. Hillary’s foundation owes so many favors, even to foreign officials in some cases, and it makes one wonder when they will call them in, and including some of the Wall Street bunch.

No. 6   The deleted 33,000 emails were a bad idea but it was a better idea than letting the general public know what all were in the darn things. She ain’t no fool….

No. 7…Trump let Hillary off the hook on the e-mail deletion last night. He should have pressed the issue.

Those are some of the facts as I saw them, checked from my own mind and guaranteed reported fresh from the writer.

Our Choice this Election…from George Don Spruill’s Facebook Page

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-09-2016



I have to say, this guy pretty much covers it all!

Pastor Valton Douglas, shares some powerful thoughts concerning Donald Trump:

“I’ve heard too many say lately that we, the American people have no
choice in this November election! Do you really think that God would
leave us with no choice! Come on people! Where’s your faith!! He has
heard our cries!

In defense of Donald Trump : Try to keep this in mind, Donald Trump
did not steal your money. Donald Trump did not raise your taxes.
Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food. Trump is not
starting a race war. Trump did not leave any US soldiers in Benghazi
to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims.

Trump did not send the US Navy to fight for Syrian Al-Qaeda. Trump did
not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the
Middle East. Trump did not betray Israel. Trump did not provide
financing and technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Trump did
not give our military secrets to China. Trump did not remove our
nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia.

Trump did not shrivel our military, and betray our veterans. Trump did
not cripple our economy. Trump did not increase our debt to 20
trillion dollars. Trump did not ruin our credit, twice. Trump did not
double African American unemployment. Trump did not increase welfare
to a record level for eight years.

Trump did not sign a law making it legal to execute, and imprison
Americans. Trump did not set free all of terrorists in Guantanamo bay.
Trump did not steal your rights, violate US Constitutional law, or
commit treason, hundreds of times.

Yet Trump is being ripped apart in the news, non stop. Barrack Hussein
Obama, Hillary Clinton and the criminals occupying our government, did!
The media is the Democratic Party. Save our culture. Stop listening to them..!!
Please copy and Paste and share!

Lee Iacocca’s Book, Where Have All Our Leaders Gone

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-09-2016


Mr. Iacocca’s book, Where Have All Our Leaders Gone, was written in 2007 and apparently was critical of the Bush administration. Some e-mails have made some changes to show that is was also applicable to the Obama administration, a feeling in which I share for the most part. However, Iacocca also has been quoted as saying that we need to throw out all the Democrats, including Obama, so if that is correct then maybe his book is applicable to both administration. This web site published the e-mail regarding that book, excerpts that drew some pros and cons and since it could not be proven to be from Iacocca I deleted it. Now I would like to say my feeling are that what was written was very sound information regarding the present administration  and certainly was true on a lot of points, but it was distorted so that is why I deleted the posting. Our comments are open as to your true feelings of the Obama administration and the course our government is taking presently and if changes should be made….So, let us hear from you again….say what you need to say or want to say….take your shot.

Thanks To Our Readers

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-09-2016


I would like to thank all the people who come by and read this web site. Many of you chose not to make comments on any of the posts. A few of you do so and I really appreciate you. I like to keep this site light, right and only fight when necessary. So, again, thanks to you all and please remember we need to pray for our country and our politicians…..Our crop this year in not all that great, so we do need to depend on a higher power to help us pick out the better of the two. I have a pick, it may be right and it may be wrong, but it’s the one I think is the better. You have the same two choices. Pick wisely…….Again, thanks for reading this site.

Wheelchair Bound Folks…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-09-2016


I used to travel a lot via air…mostly in the southwest but I was in a lot of airports waiting for boarding. A person confined to a wheelchair once told me that when she was in a airport she became invisible. No one seemed to notice her and would avoid even eye contact. That stuck with me. So I made a point when in a boarding area with a person confined to a wheel chair with no one waiting with them just to say hello and ask if I could get them anything. I don’t think I was ever asked to do anything, but it did open up conversation and give them someone to visit with. Let me ask you to consider doing that…Speak to those people in stores, in wheel chairs trying to get stuff off shelves and such….It may not help them all that much but it will sure lift your own heart more than I can tell you…..I had a good conversation with a fellow in a wheel chair yesterday and he was in wonderful spirits and he made me feel lots better…..

a reprint from Pete Hester Facebook page one year ago and today….

Ruben Navarrette, Jr…..Is He American?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-09-2016


I have read this guy for several years now, including today in the Albuquerque Journal, September 7, 2016, “Dems no better on immigration”. For one, he does not call us Americans, he calls us white people. He talks about us white people picking on the illegals coming through our southern borders as if we were the bad guys. Then when we catch the illegals we are  even worse for sending them home and putting them in jail….. His message is today regarding Hillary Clinton’s statement, “tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are.” Mr. Navarrette agrees with her. I agree with her. So, how about you, Ruben, do you walk with us Americans or do you walk with the illegals? Do you support open borders, welfare to all comers, becoming the United States of America/Mexico. Tell us Mr. Navarrette, with whom do you walk. Our paper money is getting worse by the minute and before to much longer the bills are going to have to be paid. We, America, has just about borrowed itself out. Clinton or Trump….I have made my choice…But, sir, you need to make yours. Maybe Mexico would be better suited for you. Maybe you can convince the Mexican President to pay his peon better wages and the flow northward would then stop. But then those peon would not be in the USA sending money back to Mexico to the tune of several billion dollars a year. But please act quickly, the  federal presses are about to run out of  paper.

Update:   Read the comments for one readers take on this post.

Tainted Heroin…Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Va.

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-08-2016


Pete Hester
15 hrs ·I wrote this on my Facebook page yesterday. I think folks should tell others about this problem….pass it on..

In the “Health” page in the Sunday Albuquerque Journal, Aug 28, 2016 there is an article, “Dozens hospitalized as several states hit with spikes in heroin overdoses”. One of the facts stated that in Cincinnati, Oh there was an estimated 78 overdoses in two days. Emergency rooms estimated that they had 174 suspected opiold overdose cases this week, including 3 deaths. The article goes on and on telling of the terrible results from taking tainted heroin. Heroin in and of itself is bad enough but the stuff in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia has apparently been mixed with carfentanil, a drug used to sedate elephants. This drug is 100 times more potent that fentanyl, which is suspected of several spates of overdoses in several states…… This article may have been in your paper also and you can probably hit your search engine and read the whole story. I put it in here just in case…..I don’t think any of you folks use it, but its dangerious and word should be put out about this ugly stuff. The article said that 47,055 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2014. In 2015, 3050 people were killed in Ohio from overdoses…..what a waste of lives. Of course, as with any addiction saying “don’t do it” is a waste of your time. Still, one hates to sit by and say nothing……