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  • TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot XIII - Live Thread

    10/05/2018 12:18:36 PM PDT · by TheMom · 253 replies
    0/05/2018 | TheMom
    The 13th TCMS has begun! Stay tuned for comments and pictures . . .
  • TCMS XIII ~ Planning Thread

    02/26/2018 6:12:16 PM PST · by TheMom · 239 replies
    02/26/2018 | TheMom
    TCMS tradition was broken last year for two very good reasons. That, by default, started a new tradition ~ holding the shoot in the same location! I only fought a little bit to go back to original idea of not going to the same range in consecutive years. The wise ole planning committee feels that the TCMS has found its home. The TXMS VIII shoot will be held at Hicksville Gun Range, in Gatesville, TX on October 6th, starting at 10:00 a.m. Where once again we can enjoy the range dogs, the owners and lunch provided by our own cook,...
  • 12th Annual TexasCowboy + 2 Shoot

    10/20/2017 9:19:06 AM PDT · by TheMom · 198 replies
    The fun has begun! Tonight's dinner is BBQ ribs & chicken, potato salad and cole slaw. There will dart games, Scrabble and lots of BS'ing and laughter. Tomorrow the shooting starts at 10:00 at Hicksville Range in Gatesville. Eaker's ashes will be blown into the Heavens at 11:00. If things follow the same pattern as every other shoot, we'll eat lunch around 1:00. Looking forward to seeing all that show up, will miss those can't make it.
  • TexasCowboy +Two Memorial Shoot XII Planning Thread

    04/11/2017 4:07:43 PM PDT · by TheMom · 316 replies
    My Brain | 04-11-17 | TheMom
    For the first time in 12 years I am breaking two traditions for the TCMS. Each year the shoot is held at different locations; although some ranges were visited two or more times, it has never happened in consecutive years. But because my life has been a bit wonky lately I just don’t have the energy for the research and recon. The other broken tradition is the name change. This year we will also honor my co-cat herder, NYTexan, and my beloved husband, Eaker; both of these fine men passed away within days of each other this past March. Therefore,...
  • TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot XI

    10/08/2016 6:40:46 AM PDT · by TheMom · 316 replies
    Today | TheMom
    The 11th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot is underway! Once again we are celebrating the memory of an amazing man, and carrying on a tradition he started. As always, it is great to visit with old friends and meet new ones. Eventually pictures will be posted to this thread.
  • TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot XI Planning Thread

    10/27/2015 1:13:00 PM PDT · by TheMom · 551 replies
    10/27/15 | TheMom
    The planning stages for TCMS XI are in the works. At this point the plan is to hold the event in October 2016. (Yes, I know that is a looonnnggg way away!) The range we are considering is Hiciksville Range, in Gatesville. The closest lodging we could find is in Whitney. We have already had one recon trip, which was not very productive due to heavy rains. The entire recon crew checked out one of the places we are considering staying. The majority of us fell in love with the place, even though it was a gloomy weekend. It made...
  • Prayer Request for Safe Travels

    10/13/2015 7:26:24 AM PDT · by TheMom · 48 replies
    Today | TheMom
    This week our daughter is on vacation in Istanbul. I am excited for her to be able to travel to such a historical place, but at the same time am worried sick. I'm not going to sleep well until I hear that she has landed safely in NYC. We are keeping in touch via Whatapp (an app that lets you text from anywhere there is wifi and won't charge international rates). She is enjoying the sites, getting the hang of how to travel about the city and even sampling some "weird food". What prompted her to go to Turkey? Her...
  • 10th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot (Live Thread)

    06/06/2015 6:41:30 AM PDT · by TheMom · 470 replies
    June 6, 2015 | TheMom
    Today we head to the range to honor TexasCowboy's love of the 2nd Amendment by shooting lots of guns & eating BBQ on the range. Friday was a day of leisure, shopping, getting items stuck in a tree, eating yummy food and cursing a stupid fishing poles. Fun times! Pictures will be posted at some point ~ the wifi is iffy here, so be patient.
  • 10th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Planning Thread

    11/30/2014 8:17:12 PM PST · by TheMom · 499 replies
    11/30/2014 | TheMom
    Nine years ago Eaker & I were talking about what a wonderful person TexasCowboy was and what poopheads his children were. We both agreed that it would be a damn shame to let the memory of him lapse. Three or four times a year TexasCowboy would host shoots at various ranges across Texas. After everyone was finished shooting, he would then serve up a yummy lunch. It was while Eaker & I were talking that I came up with the (rare brilliant) idea of continuing what he started, but to do this in his memory. This is how the TexasCowboy...
  • 9th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot Planning Thread

    04/07/2014 7:47:52 PM PDT · by TheMom · 1,148 replies
    My Brain | 04/0/14 | TheMom
    A date and cabin locations have finally been chosen. This year’s shoot will be October 18th. Once again it will be held in Seagoville, (5 miles south of Route 175 or 3.5 miles NE of I-45 (exit 270) on S. Belt Line Road). The plan at this time is to meet at Cotton Gin in Crandle for breakfast at 9:00 a.m., BUT they are currently closed due to a fire. Hopefully they will be reopened by October. If not, Plan B will be put in place. After breakfast we will all head to the range. A delicious lunch will be...
  • Four arrested after turning selves in for World Trade Center BASE jump

    03/25/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by TheMom · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/25/2014 | Fox News
    Three people accused of parachuting off the top of 1 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan this past September turned themselves in Monday along with an earthbound accomplice to face charges, including felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, misdemeanor jumping from a structure The case is the second in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts from the structure. A teenage boy was arrested on March 16 after authorities said he slipped through a gap in a fence, eluded an inattentive security guard and spent about two hours atop the 1,776-foot-tall tower. The incidents have raised questions about security at the lower...
  • Shooting at humblegunner (and Eaker & TheGirl)!

    07/05/2013 9:42:01 AM PDT · by TheMom · 145 replies
    TheMom's camera | July 5th, 2013 | TheMom
    On July 4th a new tradition was started - Roman Candle Dodge Ball, with a twist. The twist being try to dodge the Roman Candles while riding a four wheeler. In the middle of this game, humblegunner made a comment that he bet there are several people on FR that would like to do this to him without trying to miss. For their viewing pleasure . . . humblegunner humblegunner humblegunner For everyone else, here is Eaker & TheGirl . . .Eaker Eaker Eaker Eaker TheGirl TheGirl
  • Students Paint Mural in Honor of Veterans

    03/17/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT · by TheMom · 59 replies
    KZTV Channel 10 Corpus Christi ^ | 03-16-2013 |
    Local students from the Aransas Pass High School Art Club paint a mural in honor of Veterans. The idea for the mural came from my mother (the lady in the video). She did a lot of leg work to get this project going to make something good out of "that ugly wall".
  • 8th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot ~ Planning Thread

    10/14/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT · by TheMom · 1,219 replies
    Because everyone had such a great time at the last shoot we are anxious for the next one. The date for the 8th Annual TCMS shoot will be June 8th, 2013 and will be held at Dietz Gun Shop and Shooting Range, in New Braunfels, TX. Providing we get the OK from Mr. Dietz – I will call him this week to discuss our coming to the range. Staying in the Pelican Bay cottages this year was a stroke of genius, so we will again be staying in cottages. The cottage pick for this shoot is the Cypress Creek Cottages,...
  • 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Live Thread

    10/04/2012 6:03:18 AM PDT · by TheMom · 1,333 replies
    10/04/12 | TheMom
    <p>Thank you humble gunner for the graphic.</p> <p>TexasCowboy (aka COB1) was a true Texas gentleman, great friend, patriot, and a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment. It is truly an honor to continue a tradition he started many years ago, hosting shoots for FRiends around the great state of Texas.</p>
  • 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot - Planning Thread

    04/22/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT · by TheMom · 982 replies
    4-22-2012 | TheMom
    Planning has begun for the 7th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot. This year’s shoot will be held at Schwenke’s Rifle & Pistol Range, 4407 FM 1069, Aransas Pass, TX. Which is a few miles north of Corpus Christi. The date of the shoot is October 6th, which is Columbus Day weekend. I have not talked to the range owner yet to see if we can cook on the range. If not, we will head over here for food & more fun. What food & who cooks has yet to be determined. I’m thinking, since we will be on the coast, we...
  • Prayer Request for my brother

    12/01/2011 4:36:56 PM PST · by TheMom · 344 replies
    12/01/2011 | TheMom
    In February of this year my older brother went to the hospital due to severe pain and swelling in one leg. Those doctors could not figure out what was causing the pain and swelling, so they sent him home to see his own doctor. His doctor could not figure out the problem either; mean while his other leg started hurting. He was sent to Houston for yet another set of test; still no results. His doctor and the doctors in Houston tried different treatments (medicine) to treat his pain. By this time he has used up his vacation, sick leave...
  • TexasCowboy 6th Annual Memorial Shoot ~ Live Thread

    10/22/2011 10:03:47 AM PDT · by TheMom · 373 replies · 1+ views
    Trying to host a live thread for our "Smart Phones".
  • Hays County Texas deputies accused of excessive force against 80yr-old man and his son

    07/05/2010 9:43:09 AM PDT · by TheMom · 83 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 4, 2010 | David Packman
    It was about 6:00pm on June 22, 2010 when Robert Threadgill, 80-year-old former member of the 1970's singing group “The Threadgills”, had realized that he forgot his fishing pole at a nearby community-property creek called Woodcreek behind his condo where he fished often and had walked over to retrieve it. While there, still on a community property section of lawn, Mr. Threadgill apparently got into a minor verbal dispute with an employee of a Cypress Creek Falls Lodge, who was on another side of a fence next to their property, about debris those employees would throw into the creek. The...
  • TexasCowboy 5th Annual Memorial Shoot

    03/01/2010 5:53:29 AM PST · by TheMom · 623 replies · 4,960+ views
    03-01-10 | TheMom
    It is time again to start making plans to attend the Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot. Come join us to celebrate the memory this fine Texas gentlemen. The 5th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot will be held June 12, 2010, starting at 10:00 a.m. Our range choice this year is Dietz Gun Range, 421 Range Road, New Braunfels. The cost per person will be $10.00 The Dietz Range is where TexasCowboy hosted one of his shoots in 2003. This year the after party for the shoot will be held at the range. They have a large canopy with picnic benches underneath for...