05/12/16

Balmorhea Springs, Texas

Going to be a great day here in the ATX. Why not? It’s Texas and Texas has a lot of very interesting places.

One of them is Balmorhea Springs. It is, technically, a cienega which is a spring located at the foot of a mountain. A cienege is often a wetlands. In this instance, it (an underlying 22-28 million gallons per day spring) was converted into a pool. There is still a cienega from another set of springs. Cinenega — new word for y’all?

Balmorhea Springs

It is a great place to visit and it is a great place to cool off as the water is a constant 72F even in the summertime.

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04/6/15

Texas Bluebonnet Tour — the Willow City Loop

Big Red Car here. What a day it is going to be in the ATX. Also, don’t forget the Final Four Championship game tonight. Like you might forget, right? Go Badgers!

So, if you live in central Texas, you take your annual bluebonnet tour at the end of April to the beginning of March. If you live in Austin, you can take the Willow City Loop tour. [This is a huge secret. Do not tell anyone who has just moved to Austin from say California or Milwaukee. They have to discover it themselves.]

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07/21/14

Immigration and the Economy

Big Red Car here. Here is in Texas: Austin, Texas. We are at ground zero as it relates to the debacle that has become our border and the entire issue of immigration.

Today we learned that the Governor is contemplating deploying 1,000 National Guard soldiers to assist in securing the western half of the border, an area of big ranches and thin law enforcement.

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03/10/14

Time for a little crepe murder?

Big Red Car here.  SXSW is all abloom.  It is a wonderful time here in the ATX.  It’s about 57F headed to 75F today.  We keep the best weather for SXSW and the nerds and hipsters.  All 250K of them.  Welcome, ya’ll.

Spring, yes it’s already spring in Texas, is a special time when we glory in our weather and talk smack to those up north still dealing with snow. Continue reading

10/22/13

In Praise of Black Labs

Big Red Car here.  Well today is going to be a beauty in the ATX.  Bit of a chill in the air at 60F this morning and maybe as low as the 40’s tonight.  I am predicting the first wood fire of the season tonight.  Haha, it is finally Fall in Texas.  And it is glorious.

So The Boss is talking to one of his CEO clients and they are having a lively chat.  On the way home, The Boss is thinking about one of his favorite traveling companions.

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