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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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Dallas Cowboy Fan…Big Time

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-09-2014


Ever since there was a Dallas Cowboy team, I was a fan….Eddie LaBaron was one of  my heroes…All 5’6″ of him…I mean he had to throw the ball almost straight up to get the ball over those big lineman…But he was a real competitor but lasted only one year. He went into the front office for the Atlanta Falcons because he had an excellent football mind. Back to the Cowboys, I am still a fan, win or lose, Meredith, Morton, Stauback, White, Romo and there are a few others in there, including Garrett, but it did not matter which one they used at qb, I was still a fan. They have had some good ones in the offensive line, the defensive line, defensive backs, running backs, receivers, on and on and on. Good and bad, win or lose, I was a fan…I was disappointed when Jerry Jones took over and fired Coach Landry, my real hero, and changed the complexion of the team. Still, I was a fan…Things look bad now, have for a while, and to me it is still not about the players or coaches, it is about ownership….I read today about the trouble Mr. Jones was in with a female or two, being sued and mind you, I am not casting stones….All of us, from time to time, have problems of some kind or the other. But I am wondering if Mr. Jones has some problems that in turn create the problems on the field. I am still a fan…In my opinion, Mr. Jones should take about 5, 10 million down to Bermuda, Costa Rica   or some other location, get his girl friends on his knee, how a good time and let those in the know run his football team. He can fly in a see a game two or three times a year, but stay the heck away from the football field…That’s just my opinion and it will not happen, but I wish it would. That said, I’m still a fan of the Cowboys and Coach Landry.

Football Season

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-09-2014


Wow….5 conferences…That’s it, only five conferences and one at large team. They are the only ones worthy of being a national champion. How many good teams does that leave out? Well, they can play in bowls and get some extra money there….And they can play the big boys and get some extra money there, unless they get rained out like Idaho did down at Florida…Idaho was to make 950,000 dollars on that game until it was rained out. I think Idaho would have played but the Florida boys could have gotten a cold or something so it needed to be called off….That’s ok….Some pretty day maybe they can make it up. Things are a changing, huh. The haves have and the have not’s never will…I guess that is football today….Well, we get a true national champ out of it….I don’t know what all those other knuckleheads are playing for. Do you?

Robin Williams…The Flag

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-08-2014


Bill O”Reilly nails the race problem

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-08-2014



click on the above to read…It is right on…

Green Cards…Immigration Reform

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 22-08-2014


You know, my feelings are that if we could review and improve the green card system for immigrants it would help us control the border. Most of the immigrants are looking for work, work that most American do not want to do and the immigrants are willing to do it. It is back breaking, labor intensive work and long hours low pay is the general rule. So if we could improve that one portion of the US Port of Entry system, I think it would eliminate a lot of the problems we are now having. Most of our farmers here in New Mexico, Arizona and California need the workers. One other thing that would help is having a contractor take responsibility for a certain number of immigrants during the growing, harvesting season and then release them back to Mexico until the next season….But, our Congress is far smarter than me so I am sure they will come up with something better….Won’t they?…You reckon they will?…

Child Immigrants..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-08-2014


President Obama is ear marking about 3 billion dollars to fight  child immigration. I am not sure of all the parties this money will go to, Border Patrol, building a fence, putting alligators in the Rio Grande, etc,  but I am just wondering if we divided the 1 to 3 billion among the immigrants and sent the young folks home with instructions to start a business, any kind of business, and pay a living wage to those who work for them, would that stem the tide of people headed toward America? Well, on second that would give each of them a fist full of cash and they might forget the “start a business program” that we wanted to start….Nah, bad idea…That would really create a flow northward, every one wanting a paycheck…. Ok, just add this to all the dumb ideas that float around…Most originate in Washington….No, I’m am not running for congress, but I am responsible for this commercial break…..Really, we could say, “kid, here’s 100 bucks.” “Now, go home.” That would be cheaper, huh?….

The Gila River..Our last wild river..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-08-2014


I have not traveled the Gila River in it’s entirety, however, I have seen a lot of the New Mexico portion of the river. It is a beautiful, free flowing river, flowing as God intended it to flow. Most people love the river, either fishing or just enjoy visiting it’s banks for picnics or swimming. Now, folks are saying we need it’s water for city water supplies and irrigation so we need to dam it up to allow for that to happen….. I know water supplies are tight in the southwest and the citizens need the water. I just hate to see this river harnessed. Would I join in a protest of any kind?…..Certainly not. We have to do what we have to do, but still….I guess a step forward for mankind does not always equate to a step forward in our hearts….I hate to see  a dam on it…

Jeff Hester Fan Club

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-08-2014


photo hollywood hester

Here is a picture of son Jeff on the last episode of “Longmire” with Lou Diamond Phillips in the foreground. He is an extra now but as self appointed president of the Jeff Hester fan club, I’ll be pushing for bigger roles. Good looking guy, huh…I mean he would be great as a good guy, but he could play some of those other not so good parts as well….But he is a good guy and he would fit that role better…SIGNED, President Jeff Hester Fan Club, His Dad…

A Wet July for New Mexico

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-08-2014


This is the wettest July we have  had since 1930 according to this morning’s paper. And that is good. Not all of the state has had complete relief, but all of it has been helped. The far west side of the state, the northwest corner and the northeast corner and a small blip in southern New Mexico still have a severe drought. The rest of the state has been blessed with some rain, even here on the west mesa area of Albuquerque. I imagine that our lakes and reservoirs have had a lot of the water replenished and more is forecast for this week. Already we have received 4.63 inches of rainfall this year. Wow. Some of you will not thank that is very much rain. Well, it is not for a lot of the places in the world. But I’ll just say:  Thank you, Lord, the rain is a welcomed relief,

Coalfire, Al….My stories

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 27-07-2014


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 about it…Now, there could be a few more than that, I just don’t know how many of us remain today…At one time there was a bunch of us. The population in the early 1900 was in the neighborhood of 800 or so…anyway, that’s what I was told..Three steam sawmills operated there with a spur rail line running over to them. When the good timber was harvested, the mills left and the little community just slowly died out. A bunch of my kin hung on…Mom and Dad, Granddad, Big Momma, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins (first, second, distant even some double first) and probably some kin I don’t even know about. Anyway, there are a lot of good folks still living there and even more that are FROM there. I have put together some of my stories that I hope you will read. And if you have a story you want me to consider using contact me at phhester6@aol.com and we will see if it can be arranged. You can also comment on any of the stories published here. Please refer to the story number so I can determine the one we are discussing. I have some more to add later…These stories also appeared on my facebook page.

Document coalfire stories 1 Watermelon Troubles

coalfire stories 2 Coalfire’s Almost Pro Baseball Player

Document coalfire stories 3 Uncle Shorty and His Railroad Crew

Document coalfire stories 4 Cousin Raymond Davidson

coalfire stories 5 Top Sawmill Hands

coalfire stories 6 Fishing and Coon Hunting

Document coalfire stories 7 World War Two Stuff

Document coalfire stories 8 Wrecking Uncle Dee’s Truck

Document coalfire stories 9 Big Momma and Being Saved

Coalfire stories 10 Bunny Bishop

Coalfire stories No. 11 Buggers Chasing Me

Coalfire story number 12 Fear of Heights

Document Coalfire Stories number 13 Pickens County Tornados