Posts Tagged ‘Balch Springs’

I was saddened to hear the news today of the death of area Balch Springs Police Officer Matthew Garcia who died in a motorcycle accident off duty this morning. To make things worse, Officer Garcia’s wife was following behind and has to endure life with the memory of having actually seen what happened to her […]

Dear Friends and Friends to Be: In 2008, in much happier times in my life, I constructed a life-sized Santa Sleigh and Santa’s Workshop for display in front of my house in Balch Springs from just after Thanksgiving to Christmas.  Beginning on Black Saturday evening each year, I would don my home-made Santa suit and […]

I've spent nearly 24 hours during the last month sitting out in this sleigh.  Never did I expect there to be snow out here on Christmas Eve!   

Hi everyone, we had a meeting Tuesday night at the Balch Springs Library to discuss plans that are continuing to develop with the Balch Springs Complete Count Committee for the 2010 Census.  We had some good discussions and decided that our committee will have seven sub-committees working to help support our awareness campaign here in […]

I'm quite sad to report that a house nearby here in Balch Springs was destroyed by fire this morning.  More photos can be seen over on my Flickr account.  May God bless the family who lived here.  It looks at the moment like everything was lost. 

Members of the U.S. Census Bureau met with a handful of neighbors tonight at the Balch Springs Civic Center to discuss our formation of the Balch Springs Census Complete Count Committee.  It's not a big group yet, but it's a good start.  We had a good cross representation of our local city, but I know […]

It's that time of year.  Well, almost.  As many of you recall, last year, over on my soon-to-be merged blog, I built a Santa Sleigh and a Santa's Workshop for display in the front yard. Then Kari made me a Santa Suit and I was out front several nights as parents brought their wide-eyed children […]

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