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Pat Shingleton: "Acorns, Azaleas, Figs, Love Bugs and Candles..."
I noticed last March, prior to the postponed "St. Patrick's Day Parade, The Wearin' of the Green," that our seasonal Azaleas did not bloom in comparison to other years. I've... More >>
1 week ago Wednesday, September 16 2020 Sep 16, 2020 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:01:35 PM CDT September 16, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
In July, 1795, The HMS Andromache encountered a hurricane off Barbados. Here was the ship’s log entry: “…9 o’clock, gale still increasing… At 11, a perfect hurricane of wind and... More >>
2 weeks ago Thursday, September 10 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:46:44 PM CDT September 10, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Today marks the end of the peak 60-day-intervald for tropical storm development. Moving through the end of September and into October represents fewer episodes of storms. It appears we will... More >>
2 weeks ago Wednesday, September 09 2020 Sep 9, 2020 Wednesday, September 09, 2020 5:53:25 PM CDT September 09, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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I'm not certain if this method is utilized today. With the proliferation of subdivisions, lot selection appears to be determined... More >>
1 month ago Friday, August 21 2020 Aug 21, 2020 Friday, August 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT August 21, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Dutch explorer, Adrian Block described in his journal an unusually large white oak tree growing in a clearing on what... More >>
1 month ago Thursday, August 20 2020 Aug 20, 2020 Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT August 20, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
Once our late afternoon thunderstorms end, our “weather-watchers” forward spectacular pictures of sunsets that we share with our viewers. Research... More >>
1 month ago Wednesday, August 19 2020 Aug 19, 2020 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT August 19, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
When the Spanish first explored the Americas, they too experienced ferocious storms and adopted the term that the natives also... More >>
1 month ago Tuesday, August 18 2020 Aug 18, 2020 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT August 18, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column
On this date in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittenger attempted the impossible. Kittenger donned four layers of clothing and... More >>
1 month ago Saturday, August 15 2020 Aug 15, 2020 Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT August 15, 2020 in Pat Shingleton Column

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