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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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Presidential Offerings….Missed by Many

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-08-2016


This year would have been an excellent year for one of you guys to run for president. I would have except for the following reasons:

  1. I cannot play golf. Well, I can kind of, but I’m so bad that I could get into bets with foreign government officials and embarrass everyone, including me.
  2. I talk to much, say what I think and to who ever will listen. No one listens to me now, but if I was president, then, er, well you get that picture.
  3. I believe in God and I’m going to tell others about Him. And I will be telling about God’s laws and  that those laws have not changed from the day God rested. To me, in God We Trust is a powerful message.
  4. If a person is requesting citizenship in our country he will respect our country, our flag and our people and be willing to fight for it’s sovereignty .
  5. If a person is on welfare, he will have to prove he is drug free. (you got to pee to work for me.).
  6. There are other rules, most of them conservative, so you can go ahead and add all your thoughts there. We are most probably on the same page.

So, I am not going to run, but it would have been a good year for me to  as I probably would have gotten several votes.. You probably would have  a better shot at winning than me, so you go ahead as there is probably plenty of time left for you to get elected. I’ve only witnessed a few presidential election in my life time(kidding), but I don’t ever recall weaker candidates than we have for this one. Trump is a good business man, and has a few good ideas, but he is not really presidential material. Clinton on the other hand is absolutely not presidential material and seems to not be able tell the truth, matter of fact I don’t think she can handle the truth. She probably is a good grandma as that child or children should have plenty in that foundation from money  donated while Granny was Secretary of State, don’t you think? Everyone who needed a favor had to pay up for it. I reckon that’s good if you’re needing favors….. I noticed one time on TV that Mrs. Clinton said she had never told a lie…. Her nose is bigger now. Have you noticed that? …. Anyway, I wish one of you guys would have run. I think you could have gotten elected. There may still be time…….

Saturday Night Special…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-08-2016


If I walk down the street of Albuquerque with a gun in my hand, there is a good chance that I am going to be shot by police, especially if I turn toward one of them, and the gun is only slightly pointed in their direction. And I know that before I take the gun to town. Most any sane man or woman knows that. So why would a man in any city in the US of A do that….And when that man is black, say what you will,  he is really daring the police to confront him…it will happen. So he is shot and then there is a riot, looting, burning, injuries, protesting for days, disrupting the town’s businesses for several days…Time and time again we see this process. Ferguson, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Dallas, Baton Rouge or Albuquerque…You cannot do that. And the black folks  say, (most of the time), police were to blame, even though it happens in high crime areas where the highest percentage of the criminal element in that area are also black. (You can fuss at me for that statement, but check it out, that’s the way it is.) Police are not just going to let some fellow shoot them, it ain’t gonna happen. So when you have a gun, walking down the street on a Saturday night, black or white, chances are pretty good you are going to get into trouble….COUNT ON IT…..No riot can be justified because of your actions.  It is not the police’s fault. That is why they are there….They have to get that person with the gun off the street..

Elephant Butte Reservoir….. Low Water

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-08-2016


Even though our monsoon is here, it is not a moment to soon. Water levels in our largest lake are lower than they have been in years, some where around 1958 the paper said. Drought has played a major part of that and irrigation has been the other major player. We have to turn loose the part we owe Texas every year and they are very picky when we don’t turn loose the proper amount. But, our monsoon will save us maybe, if we are lucky. We doubled our rainfall in a couple of days last week. We are now about 2.61 inches locally on the year….amounts vary depending on what part of the state you are talking about, but we have not had major amounts anywhere. Yeah, I know, 2.61 inches is just a shower back in the south and east. … IF the monsoon will last a month or so and drop rain along the Rio Grande Valley every day or two, maybe we can get our lake back up to its glory days. Fishing and boating, especially on the holidays and during the summer is very important in this area, Albuquerque on down to El Paso. Visitors turnout into the thousands on a holiday weekend….. Come on rain…..


President Obama on Hillary…2008

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-07-2016


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Clinton e-mails…Here To Stay

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-07-2016


The FBI cleared Mrs. Clinton of any wrong doing on her e-mails…..However, they are going to haunt her and us Americans for some time to come. If the Russians did not intercept her e-mails, they will lead us to believe that they did and hold it over our heads wanting us to think they have them…But if they did in fact intercept those e-mails, and they are classified in nature, then Mrs. Clinton does deserve to go to jail, as they will be a problem for us.
To me, this has brought into play her careless, reckless attitude and one that we definitely do not need in the white house. People hit Mr. Trump about him telling the Russians to release them and folks were aghast, but if they do have them wouldn’t you like to know? It is hard to believe that the FBI turned their heads to this carelessness from Mrs. Clinton. I had always held the FBI to a higher standard……I guess they are just tough on us little guys.

Can we move on from slavery?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-07-2016


Pete Hester  from my Facebook page July, 26/16
1 hr ·

I’m 80 years old and have never owned a slave. My daddy died when he was 93 years old, born and died in Alabama and he never owned a slave. My grandpa died when he was 75 years old, born and died in Alabama and he never owned a slave. My great grandpa was born and died in Alabama, fought in the Civil War and he never owned a slave as far as I can tell. I do not believe in slavery nor do I believe that my forefathers believed in slavery. Why was slavery brought up last night for this years elections. It sounded so much like playing the race card. You are free….free…you can vote….we have a black president. I’m all for us Americans…God loves you…I love you…..We are free….Can we get away from the slavery issue? 150 years ago?…… If we can’t, we may have major problems in this nation…..We have got to move on…

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Decision Time Is November…Learning Time Is Now

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-07-2016


If you are like me, politics is not your thing. Watching and listening to all the bs being spread around by both major political parties is so blah to me. I admit it. I really had rather do almost anything else. However, how can I make a decision in November without learning as much as I can about both candidates without listening to the bs? I need to make the very best decision I can, so I need to listen and learn. I don’t like either candidate. Hillary is a big fat zero in my books. Trump is all ego and knee jerk reactions. Yet…..I’ve got to choose one or the other. So do you.  We need to listen and learn now.

Hillary is Crooked

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-07-2016


From the Editors of New York Post and Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard.

Hillary watch: You Bet She’s Crooked

Forget historical figures like Aaron Burr, Ulysses S. Grant and Warren Harding. Fred Barnes at The Weekly Standard writes that “Hillary Clinton stands alone” as “the most corrupt person ever to get this close to becoming president of the United States.” Hers is multi-dimensional corruption, he says: “It encompasses her personal, professional and political life.” She “lies gratuitously . . . to get out of trouble and fool the press and voters.” And she and husband Bill have “broken all the rules” with their foundation, which is “more a slush fund to finance the family’s living expenses than a charity.” Yet “they’ve gotten away with it, largely unscathed.” Unlike past elections, says Barnes, “voters have no excuse. We know who Hillary Clinton really is.”

I’ve Had Writers Block Before…Not as Severe

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-07-2016


Write on

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-05-2009


Write, write, you writing man, turn out the words, you know you can, write about riding and rustling and stuff, about gunmen and flozzies, spittoons a’float: about shoot outs on main street, and jail breaks and hanging, horses a bucking; write something, oh wordsmith, just don’t leave us dangling.

There are some words in there somewhere, I just got to put them together. Let me see, horses, rye whiskey, corrals, damn sheep herders and farmers, barb wire fences,  tumblesweeds, by golly, I think I”m getting it……

7/15/16 Update: dad barn it all, gosh darn, aw spit, shoot fire, dad gum, son of a gun, gee, haw, whoa, I swan….it just ain’t working this time…..son of a sea going son of a…well I guess that enough. It ain’t there

President Hillary Clinton (gosh I hope not)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-07-2016


Please Google you tube, Hillary Clinton, A Career Criminal. I don’t want to even write all that stuff and you probably don’t want to read it. But, you can find out now or you can find out later….It’s really not “what she can do for you” it is “what is she going to do to you”….Better stay on her good side. She appears to be a jackal.

I don’t know, Readers, I really don’t know. It does not look good. Maybe you can tell me.

Things are going to turn out exactly as God has planned. I put my trust in Him.