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Football Picks, week of Nov. 21, 2015 updated with scores

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-11-2015


Alabama vs Charleston Southern….Bama, of course…I don’t know how many points, but a bunch. This schedule will hurt Bama in the ratings in my opinion. I suppose Saban knows what he is doing so I will wait and see…Bama 56 – 6

Arizona vs Arizona St…Arizona by 7…oops, Arizona St 37 – 31

Wisconsin vs Northwestern….Wisconsin by 10…oops, oops..Northwestern 13 – 7

New Mexico vs Colorado State….well, since the Lobos beat Utah State and Boise State I am thinking we can beat Colorado State by 7..I was thinking wrong …Colo St 28 – 21

New Mexico State vs La-Lafayette…..Aggies by 3 Aggies still with a freshman quarterback and he is on a roll….Go Aggies…New Mexico State 37 – 34

Texas Tech vs Texas….Tech takes it by 7…sorry, this is next week game, but I will stay with the 7 points.

Stony Brook vs Albany….Stony Brook by 6…Stony Brook 20 -2

Immigrants, some worries I have..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-11-2015


Is it just me who worries that the flood of immigrants world wide might be a big problem to each country they enter….I know that many of them need help and they have children, aged loved ones and most of them are seeking a better life….But among those are the jihad’s who think nothing of strapping on a bomb loaded belt and blowing all the infidels to kingdom come….a walking and talking missile, if you will (wow, what words would you use to describe a person like that? “I’ll fix you, I’ll blow myself up” Weird) … and most of us care about the ones who are needy and wanting to have a stable home life….Is there a way we can separate the good from the bad? I think not…We will have to watch them all for several years to determine the bad ones, and yes, profiling is the only way. Sorry about that folks, but we will have to keep up with the immigrants. Not just in America either as the Paris bombings/shooting has shown and the vast number of immigrants entering Europe….I’m thinking it is going to get lots worse before it gets better.

Football picks, Nov. 14, 2015….updated on Nov. 15

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-11-2015


Alabama vs Miss St…..Bama by 10…Bama romped, 31 – 6

ARizona vs Utah….Utah by 14…oops, Arizona won in overtime, 37 – 30

Wisconsin bye this week

New Mexico vs Boise State ….Boise by 14, double oops,   the Lobo’s won, surprise, surprise,, 31 -24

New Mexico State bye

Texas Tech vs Kansas St…..Tech by 3, Texas Tech won pretty big, 59 – 44

Stony Brook vs Rhode Island….Stony Brook streams along winning by 7, Stony Brook 19 – 6..

Arkansas was not on my selected games again this week, but what a nice win for them down in Louisana……Question, where have they been all year?

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

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


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


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


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


 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
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


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


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


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