I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Thursday, May 17, 2012


West ISD bands performed at an outdoor concert in back of the West High School building on Tuesday evening. Here, band director Steve Hart conducts the high school band during the performance. 

 The Lovely Lady Trojans....GO LADY TROJANS...
 I don't know any of the girls really well, but I'm telling you ..no better representatives of West, sports and Texas could be found. I am so proud of these girls..and the boys too..They are all outstanding ladies and gentlemen of West.
I normally don't post wedding pictures, or engagement pictures for privacy reasons, but when I saw this in the paper I knew I had to post it..This is from the 50 years ago today section of the paper. Have you ever seen a more beautiful bride?...I was just stunned at her beauty ..I'm telling you ...Czech's have some great beauty genes.

Lots of news in West...WISD voters approved a $2 million dollar bond for construction on new track, ball fields. The construction could start this summer.
The 2012 committee is called the Field of Dreams 2012 committee. Isn't that cool?
The WISD superintendent thinks that all 3 should be ready for the Spring 2013 season. hot dang.

Saturday will be the last day for the showing of the Doll Show at the library. I took a gazillion pictures and will post some of them in a later post..the dolls are incredible, they had almost a  show 100 dolls and I even let them show my Topsy Turvy Doll(I call her Scarlet and Mammy) and there isn't another one like it in the show.
She's the one that has a white doll attached to a black doll. Depending on which way you turn her she's one or the other.
 The Doll show will be ended with a Tale Tellers show called The Lonely Doll and will include snacks and crafts and is free for all children. This would be a great time for you moms in West to take the kids to the Library. Especially little girls.

Some of the best news is the West VFW is preparing for the Traveling Wall's visit to the city. The Wall Ceremony and banquet is set for May 24, with pancake breakfast set for Sunday.
The breakfast consists of pancakes, french toast, SOS, has browns scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon , juice and milk. The cost is $5 a person. The money will go to fund the showing of the Wall. 
The West VFW will have the opening ceremony for the wall's coming to the city at 1 p.m. at the West Fair and Rodeo Grounds. The event is open to the public. Later on they will have a banquet celebration at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The price of admission is $15 per person. The Wall and associated displays can be visited 24 hours a day from the opening on the 24 until 5 p.m. May 28. The displays are to be open free to the public. The tribute is to include an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. as well as historical and memorial displays of past and present conflicts. Guest speaker for the banquet is retired Marine Col. Gerry Berry, a CH-46 helicopter pilot during the U.S. withdrawal from Saigon. 
I will go and take pictures for everyone.

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Penelope has scheduled a Polka Mass and Dance for this Sunday at the Penelope Parish Hall.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Abbott is having a barbecue dinner this Sunday in the parish hall.  

The First Assembly of God Church in West is having a party at 6 p.m. June 2 at the church . There will be live band free pizza and a video hunt.

Rhiannon Baker and Captain Henry Soukup were married on March 22, 2012. After a short honeymoon, the couple resides in San Diego, California. In a few months they will be moving to Okinawa, Japan for 3 years.

Danielle Kathleen Sumner and Chase Michael Beyrand are engaged to be married on June 30, 2012 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston.

Ervin and Geraldine Laubert are celebrating their 50 anniversary.
I forgot to put the Trojans picture in..sigh*..I'm old I forgets.

A nice bit of new is Leo's Mexican Restaurant has moved into the old Sulak's cafe building which had been Cafe Vin till it went out of business. Wonder if Tito's will move into Leo's old building ?..need to find out what they're going to do with that old building..It used to be the old Pizza House. I need to take some pictures..I have a bunch of friends that used to live here in West and now are scattered all over the country(huh Pat?) and might like to see what West looks like now.

We have some new listings of houses in West..1414 Jane Lane. Great bargain, 2,066 sq. ft. 3/2, 2 car garage w/ new appliances and new vinyl flooring(that will have to go...wood flooring's please.) $140,000
One of a kind, architecturally designed home. 3 bd/2bath open floor plan, large kitchen, master suite, sun room, over-sized garage, landscaped, towering pecan trees, 711 Harrison, $179,900.
plus you must remember..Village Bakery(oldest bakery in West) is still for sale along  with Ray's Electric. What a deal..All that and Jackie's Kitchen ...
Today is a gloriously beautiful day...I feel sorry for all you people out there that don't live in West...it's not only lovely..its' 1958 here.


Jan said...

I had a topsy turvy doll too. I loved it. I suppose it would somehow be too politically incorrect to make them today.

Intense Guy said...

West, Texas sure does have some beautiful wimmen...

Are the guys really ugly to balance it out?