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Top Reads...this site Thanks folks for spending some time on the site reading our stories. The reason I say "our" is because I cannot take credit for some of the stories being read. The top stories so far this month are...

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Parkinson's....Boxing Helps...Part 2 Rock Steady Boxing Part II A personal statement on benefits of RSB Authored by Otis Vaughn February 28, 2019 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) really works and greatly slows the progression of Parkinson’s...

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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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New Mexico Ranch Land…An Example of Countryside

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-12-2018


Did you ever wonder just what a working corral on a New Mexico Ranch looks like. Well, this one is idle today but come round up time it will be pretty busy with a bunch of real cowboys. There is not a lot of water, except for the tank in the center, but there is a wind mill to the right side of the corral.  (Can you imagine anyone walking across this country for miles and miles, especially with a family….No, I can’t either.)


Antelope Wells, NM Port of Entry ..Update 1/19/19

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-12-2018


Antelope Hills Point of Entry

This is a picture of the border crossing facilities at Antelope Wells, NM where little 7 year old Jakalin Caal Maquin and her family came to when turning themselves over to our Border Patrol. There is another building close by that is a little more accommodating and modern than what you see here.  No medical facilities, no doctors, no treatment centers, four (4) agents work this place working 8 day shifts because of the long distance to their homes. Lordsburg, NM is about 90 miles north and has limited medical and about the same to Deming, a little larger that Lordsburg but also with limited medical facilities. There is a small hospital there but serious cases are flown to El Paso or Albuquerque for treatment. There are some small communities on the roads thru there but no treatment for any ailments of any kind. So any families arriving at Antelope Wells from the south walking and turning themselves in would be processed at the above station. This is where the little girl and her family arrived after their march across the barren  desert of Mexico and expecting to get help. I am so sorry there was no  facilities there to help her but I’m not sure if there had been that she could have been saved, since the doctors were at least an hour or better away from there. Putting the blame of her death on the shoulders of the Border Patrol is a terrible thing to do. They had nothing to work with and certainly they were not expecting visitors with a sick little girl to be coming into their station. But, somehow, all the liberals are blaming the present Administration as the culprit in her death…..I don’t have all the facts either, however, I have enough to know that all of us should be very slow to place blame on any American in this tragedy.

UPDATE: The democrats said today after Trump’s speech that the border was sufficiently guarded at the ports of entries where the migrants were seeking asylum and were well able to handle the job. Evidently they missed my postings on hesterbooks.com. Four agents to handle 150 migrants that showed up last week…..The democrats may not even read the newspapers…If Trump would tweet that info they sure see it…

Jakelin Caal Maquin Tragedy…..So Sad

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-12-2018


Losing a child is almost unbearable. Those of us that have been there can really understand just how devastating it can be. So, the reports from down along the border, especially at Lordsburg, NM yesterday, I could not help but note that the present adminstation and border patrol agency at taking the full frontal blow from newly elected Congresswoman Torres-Small….She is reported to have said that the “death of Jakelin Caal Maquin is a tragedy. The administration failed to plan for and provide the resources we need on our border to keep children and families safe.” The death of the little 7 year old girl is certainly a tragedy and we all can understand that statement and we hurt for the family. However, is there no culpability for the father of the girl for taking her across the baren waste land deserts of northern Mexico, an area where there is no water for miles and miles, and expect her little body to survive so brutal a journey? I fault the father a lot more than I do any of the Border Patrol agents…..Maybe the Border Patrol could have done more, I don’t know. As far as I know, providing resources to illlegal immigrants trying to cross our southern borders illegally is not in the job description of the Border Patrol.

From Pete Hester’s Facebook Page….12/18/18

Dreams…..Nighttime Dreams…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-12-2018


I am one of those people who dream every night. Some of those dreams I can remember with clarity of details. Others are so hit and miss I cannot remember any of it or maybe being in a house or situation or job, recalling only bits and pieces of the dream. I don’t know why that is. The ones I do remember I usually come wide awake very fast and recount the dream in my mind and I think that helps me remember it, especially if it was dreamed around my time to get up. Most all of the dreams are in my old work places, with the people that I used to work with or kinfolks. I don’t dream of retirement, pretty girls, life on a south seas island, or other exciting times or interesting stuff….Like, I’m never flying a plane or sailing a ship or driving a race car in a race, deep sea diving, lounging by the pool….none of those things. If I am around something like that I am usually a bystander on the outside looking in…I guess that figures….There must be a reason for all that sideline stuff and you know what…I’m kind of glad that I’m not center stage in a lot of those dreams….I reckon you have to live it to ever dream it. I’m just a dull old retired working guy, no exciting dreams there…..Is there?


UFO’S….Do They Exist?….Other Worldly?…Imagined?…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-12-2018


The topic of UFO’s have created many movies, books, TV series, etc. and most people have their own ideas about them. I’m thinking they are real although I have never seen one or even something that I wondered about. It just seems to me that with all of the planets, stars and heavenly bodies out there, surely there is another place that can be inhabited by some type life. I would also think they  are ruled by the same God that we are, with the same rules. The other thing that comes to mind is, where is Satan? Is he out there with his angels? Or creatures? I wonder about those creatures talked about in Revelations and wonder if they are real and working for Satan. Well, I don’t know the answer to those questions and I don’t think that you do either. But this is a good time to express yourself for others to contemplate your ideas on the subject…..Let me hear from you.