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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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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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Football Picks, Nov. 7, 2015..updated with winners

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-11-2015

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It is easy making picks each week, but it is difficult picking winners each week….seems like they always save the best and hardest for the last four weeks of the season….I’m extremely bad about picking with my heart and not my head most of the time….this week I will try and use my head more…we’ll see…

Alabama vs LSU…..Alabama by 3…Alabama wins 30 – 16

Arizona vs USC….USC by 7…USC wins 38 – 10

Wisconsin vs Maryland….Wisconsin by 14 (or more)whoa…Wisconsin Wins 31 – 24… Locksley’s team played better than I figured…

New Mexico vs Utah State….My head says Utah State but my heart believes the Lobo’s will win…New Mexico by 7…Lobos win 14 – 13….great game by the defense…

New Mexico State vs Texas State…New Mexico has to start their 3rd string QB, a freshman, but my heart says New Mexico State makes it two in a row…NMSU by 3…Two wins in a row  NMSU 31 – 21..

Texas Tech vs West Virgina….Texas Tech by 7…Oops, West Virginia wins 31 – 26..

Stony Brook vs Howard…Stony Brook by 10…Stony Brook wins 14 – 9.

Who Am I Outside of New Mexico?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-11-2015

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Drivers license’s in New Mexico are no longer valid citizenship ID outside of New Mexico….If a New Mexico citizen tries to board an aircraft with our drivers license, it will not be allowed because that person may not be a citizen of the USA. Everybody gets a regular drivers license here…We have to have a passport to travel via airplanes….Well, maybe we need a passport anyway, but that’s beside the point…Why, I say why, can’t we just change a state law that allows illegal immigrants to apply for a regular drivers license in New Mexico. We could issue them a permit to drive, or a type of temporary license to drive, or just deport them, but no, we give them a regular drivers license that a citizen of the United States of America gets…It might be considered profiling or something….Our governor, Susanna Martinez, has tried five times to get the law changed…Oh, she is a republican. No way, Jose….Not here….A bunch of us support her efforts…The federal government support her efforts and now they also say….. No way, Jose, get you a passport to see the USA….We are who we say we are, I reckon, but we just can’t prove it by our drivers license….

Football Picks, 10/31/15…update

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-10-2015

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Where is the season going? I need a bye week….Get rested up and will pick them all correctly…well, some of them correctly….ok, one or two of them correctly…

Alabama vs Bye….Bama, all the way…update….now they are rested….look out Bengals..

Arizona vs Washington…Arizona this week for sure….by 7, Oops, 49 – 3 Washington…dang..

Wisconsin vs Rutgers….Wisc by 10….Wisconsin won by a bunch…

New Mexico vs Bye….Lobos win as the coaches are all out recruiting…ok, now the Lobo’s are rested and ready to kick some hinnies….I hope

New Mexico State vs Idaho….Man I want NMSU to win at least one…come on guys…Ok, I’m sticking my neck out, NMSU by 3…New Mexico won…..55 to 48 in overtime…ok, now we have one straight win…well, its a start….Go Aggies

Texas Tech vs Oklahoma St….Ok St by 7…what a shoot out…Ok St by 70 to 53 or something like that..wild..

Stony Brook vs Elon…I have seen a few scores from Elon but I don’t remember who they played.   My Google did not help much. I’ll go with Stony Brook by a touchdown at least…Another Oops, Where did this Elon team come from? Elon 21 – 7 I think…Ok, I’ll remember Elon now, won’t I?

Iliana Rose “Lilly” Garcia, September 13, 2011 – October 20, 2015

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-10-2015

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 A victim of road rage….Her Dad did something on the interstate to upset a driver trying to get some place in a hurry…I guess he cut the man off and made him so mad he started shooting. He missed the driver, but shot the daughter. What a shame….Such a precious little girl. It saddens the family so, all of Albuquerque, and all of the nation. May God Bless her family and know that she rest in the arms of Jesus. It brings tears to my eyes just to write about it and I know the family’s hearts are breaking as they say goodbye for now to this little girl. Join me in praying for the Garcia family…Pete Hester
In Memory of
Iliana Rose
“Lilly”
Garcia
2011 – 2015
 Photos from French Funeral Home, Albuquerque, NM

Football Picks, week of 10/24/15…updated with scores

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-10-2015

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Alabama vs Tennessee….Tenn is pretty good this year, just not good enough to beat Bama….Bama by 7, 14 if Coker and Henry are both clicking…Alabama 19… Tenn 14

Arizona vs Washington State….Arizona by 3…Wash St 42… Az 41

Wisconsin vs Illinois….Wisconsin by 7…Wisc 24…Ill 13

New Mexico vs San Jose State…New Mexico continues their winning ways, Lobos by 7…San Jose 31…NM 21

New Mexico State vs Troy….Maybe they could win if they had Rogers back, but not with other QB’s…Troy by 7….Troy 56..NMSU 7

Texas Tech vs Oklahoma…Okla by 12   Okla 63…Tex Tech 27

Stony Brook vs Maine….Stony Brook by 3…Maine 30 Stony Brook 10 (that score if from memory and may be off a few points, but Maine won)

 

 

Coalfire Stories by E. V. Pete Hester

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-10-2015

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I hope you will take the time to read all or a lot of the stories I have written about Coalfire, Alabama and some of the people involved with life around there, mostly in the 1940 and 1950’s. All of them are true and accurate to the best of my abilities to recall them. They are included in my favorite and featured stories, so just click on the “read more” note and they should show up. Thanks for reading and or downloading them….Pete

Football Picks 10/17/15..updated with scores

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-10-2015

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Interesting season and it may well get even more interesting…We will see after this weekend…

Alabama vs Texas A&M….A&M is favored but that is when Bama performs best…Bama by 7….Bama 41 – 23

Arizona vs Colorado….Arizona by 10…Arizona 38 – 31

Wisconsin vs Purdue….Wisc by 17..Wisc 24 – 7

New Mexico vs Hawaii…NM by 7…New Mexico 28 – 27

New Mexico State vs GA Southern….Ga Southern by ,,,,/Ga Sou 56 – 26

Texas Tex vs Kansas….Red Raiders by a bunch….let’s say 44, but probably more..Tex Tech 30 – 20

Stony Brook vs Towson…Stony Brook by 3…Towson 21 – 14

 

Football picks, 10/19/15….updated

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-10-2015

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Picks for the week of 10/10/15

Alabama vs Arkansas….Bama by 10…so, Bama by 13

Arizona vs Oregon St…Arizona by 14…and Arizona by a goodly amount,like 37

Wisconsin vs Nebraska….Wisc by 3..close, Wisc by 2

New Mexico vs Nevada…New Mexico by 7..ok,so my heart got the best of me…Nevada by 18

New Mexico State vs Mississippi…Mississippi by, let me see, er, 20 no better make that 30…no, Mississippi by 38…my final offer,  Ole Miss 52 – NMSU 14…pretty close, but NMSU only scored 3…

Stony Brook vs Towson…Stony Brook by 3…I got on the wrong date for Stony Brook..I think they had  bye…..

tune in again next week

 

Football Picks…Week of 10/3/15…updated 10/6

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-09-2015

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Why does football season just fly by and the rest of the months kind of drag….Nevermind, I think I know….Aren’t all us football fans having fun….that’s when it flies….well, here we go again:

Alabama vs Georgia…Seems everyone is picking Georgia…and me…..Bama by 7….well, Bama 38 – 10…pretty good, Bama, pretty good….

Arizona vs Stanford…ditto everyone picking Stanford…and me…Arizona by 3…That was not the week to pick Arizona…pretty handily I might add….

Wisconsin vs Iowa…Wisconsin by 10…uh,oh….Wisc lost 10 – 6….

New Mexico vs New Mexico State…I want New Mexico State to win a game, just not this week…Lobo’s by 14..pretty close, Lobo’s 38 – 29….

Texas Tech vs Baylor….Baylor could go    all    the    way….Baylor by 7,,uh, er, pretty close, Baylor 63 – 35…

Stony Brook vs James Madison….This week I fear that James Madison is just too much for Stony Brook….JM by 14, maybe more…JM is a high scoring machine…Hold on SB….James Madison 38 – 20….

Ole Miss Rebels….How Long Since A Top 10 Rating?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 28-09-2015

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Back in the sixties, the old man Manning was tearing up college football. Matter of fact, Wikipedia says in 1969 Mississippi played the first prime time football game ever. It tells how many yards Archie Manning threw for (over 400) and two or three touchdowns. I remember him in college and also remember his pro career in New Orleans. Sent his boys to Newman High School, in New Orleans, also the high school of Odell Beckham, WR of the New York Giants. Archie’s boy Eli is now tossing footballs to him on Sundays or when ever they play. But did you know that on campus at Ole Miss the speed limit is 18 mph is honor of Archie’s number? When the Giants won the Super Bowl they changed it to 10 mph for a time, but that didn’t fly for long and they moved it back to 18 mph. Well, Ole Miss is number 3 in some polls and no. 4 in some polls…Either way, they are good…How good? We will see. As strong as the SEC conference is, they will have to earn it every week now. (Well, New Mexico State goes down there in a couple of weeks, but they should be safe, but please, Ole Miss CFO, make sure there is sufficient funds for my Aggies after the game…ok…Florida paid us 950,000 to make them look good, and we did….so remember your obligation….) Well, got off the subject matter there for a while, but it is good to see Ole Miss in the ratings. I’m kind of pulling for them. I hope they can keep it going.