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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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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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BYU Football

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-09-2009

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Well, I am not really a BYU fan, but they do represent the Mountain West Conference and they respresent it well, no doubt….I watched them play Oklahoma…A great football game..I hated to see Bradford get hurt, but I do not think they lose much since Landry Jones is such a good quarterback himself, and by season’s end, he may be better than Bradford. If any team in the nation has only one person for a position you can pretty well count them out as national champions…BYU may have a shot…They looked good…but does Hall have a back up?…Mendenhall is a good’un, ain’t he?……he will figure it out….

Football coach

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-09-2009

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I really do not know how much money there is in the world. Gotta to be over 9 trillion, huh? since that’s our debt….But, however much is in the world, I would not be a football coach if I were paid that much. I like to please some of the people some of the time…I don’t think a football coach can please anyone, anytime…Already here in Albuquerque we hear the boo birds and nay sayers….our first year coach is 0 – 1 and we are screaming…I hope he wins some games, I hope he wins a lot of games, but that said, it’s still a game…It’s not life or death and there are about 80 young men out on that field that are learning some very important lessons and everyone of them want to win as well…Come on people, back the team, back the school, back the coach..I can guarantee you he will give this team and this school his very best, every day…can we do less?..

Cousins,Chapter 14, Cowboys and Indians

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 07-09-2009

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Cowboys_and_Indians[1]Some more of the 1950 Alabama cousins. The game got pretty serious and then later our encounter with a dang old bull. I think you will enjoy this chapter. Let me know. Pete

Floyd, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-09-2009

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You  know, this week I drove through Floyd, twice, on my way to and from Portales. Floyd is very important to me. About a thousand years ago, in the First Baptist Parsonage there in Floyd, I was married for the first time…..Well, I guess for the last time too, since it stuck….She ain’t kicked me out, yet anyway….Two kids, marrying up to face life together…And we have…Wasn’t always easy, for her anyway and at times I guess I had my doubts about us making it, but it did not last long…God just kept on Blessing us with children..Took both of us to keep them fed and clothes on their backs but not much was left over. A lot of you folks today know what I’m talking about. For some reason, at times, grass in your neighbors pasture looks greener than yours until you step over in it and look at it up close…..Not a bit greener than yours, just different….So take it from an old boy married years ago at a little Baptist parsonage in Floyd, NM, you just keep on “dancing with the one what brung ” you to the dance. Then when you get my age you will be so thankful that you stuck it out….Listen to me, now, listen to me….

Woe is me!!!!

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-09-2009

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New Mexico Lobos got beat, bad…..New Mexico State got beat, bad…New Mexico Highlands got beat, bad….Western New Mexico won, good….beat up on Sul Ross…I don’t know about Eastern New Mexico yet, but I think they may have lost…ok, guys, so you are 0 – 1…next week is a different time and place….practice hard and go get’um….Alabama  won, beat a good team in Virginia Tech too…My two Baptist teams did pretty good for playing each other…Baylor beat Wake Forest by about 3 points…I wonder if they say, God Bless You after they hit one another, reckon?…Probably not…..But they might…

Labor Day

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-09-2009

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To all  of you who labor for your families, we salute you. You have earned a day of rest, and we hope it is a good, peaceful day for you and your family. Which reminds me, I need to ask the Boss for the day off….She has been in a pretty good mood lately so it may fly…Things are in pretty good shape on the outside of the house….I would ask for a raise, but…It has been a while since she has had a raise herself, so it could end up costing me more that I want to pay…What do you think?…Keeping my mouth shut may be the more prudent thing, huh?,,,,,

Playing 42

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-09-2009

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How many of you guys and girls play 42…Its a game of domino’s   for those of you who do not know…My bud-in-law and I get our butts beat soundly pretty regular….Lately, things have changed…We are beating our ladies so badly we are beginning to feel sorry for them, however, we don’t dare tell them that…I have had two outstanding big’n hands just lately…My bud-in-law has had some outstanding seven’s hands….We may have to lose a couple on purpose if we keep playing this good…For your information, neither of our wives read this post, so I can safely write all this stuff….I hope

New Mexico Yards, Rocks/Grass

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 31-08-2009

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I have received some comments on homes in New Mexico having rocks in their yards and the question asked as to why…. Not every home has rocks, but we all have one problem…water shortage…Did you know that much of the water flowing through New Mexico in the Rio Grande River and the Pecos River belong to Texas… We can keep our share only…And once they sued us, big time, for not releasing a sufficient amount of water, water they believed we owed them…And I guess we did as the Supreme Court (or some higher power than the States of New Mexico and Texas) agreed that we must repay the water to them…That was really tough in some of the dry years and our reservoirs were really low. Also, the water table has been losing water for some time now. We have Texas paid for the old water and the last two years we have had good snow run off and that has helped…We are told to cut back on watering our yards to conserve water and a lot of us have rocks in our yards instead of grass. I have rocks front and on the sides and partial rocks in the back. I have a small area in the back, roughly 100′ long and approximately 25′ wide, but it is a z shape….That is my grass and I enjoy it….Water is very precious here and we all recognize that fact..There are a few that require a water patrol who issue warning and fines for abusing water usage…So we try to conserve water anyway we can…Albuquerque gets about 10 inches of rain fall per year..We get a snow or two per year in the valley…the mountains gets enough rain and snow to support beautiful pine and fur trees… and aspen up above 8000 feet…The peak of the Sandia Mountains is 10,683 feet..they get lots of rain up there…The Rio Grande River is at 4900 feet elevation and my house on the west side is  5653 feet, but we don’t get much rain at the lower levels..Thats probably more than you wanted to know about “rocks in New Mexico yards”, but thats why we have them….

Cuba/Governor Richardson Visit

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-08-2009

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Well, Bill is at it again, traveling all over, Cuba this time, but not representing the good old U S of A. No sir, he is over there representing New Mexico Agricultural products; green Chilies, peanuts, pecans and some other stuff. We have lots of beef too, Governor, and dairy products….Have you thought about pushing tumbleweeds, Sir? You know they are plentiful and they burn with a tremendous BTU…We could roll and package them as fire logs, etc…Does it get cold in Cuba?…Anyway, keep up the good work Bill and are you going to bring back a few cigars???…You might let us know where we can pick one of them up…

Healthcare

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 27-08-2009

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Well, I have stayed away from this subject for several reasons….One, it is so touchy  with most people, as we all have strong feeling about this…I want everyone to have healthcare, I really do, but I don”t want to pay for everybody’s….Do you? We cannot afford to have our government pay for all to have healthcare either…Is there something half way that we can afford? I don’t know of anything….Forcing all the employers to provide healthcare is also scary as this could force the smaller companies out of business and we don’t want that either…There just “ain’t no easy button” to handle this…I always thought it was going along pretty good before…Reckon what happened?….You might send me your ideas as I certainly don’t have any good answers, or better yet, send them to Mr. Obama… he could really use them, right?…..