Ranger Stadium Critic of Rebuild With A/C

July 6, 2016

This was when I spoke at city hall re: that the Ranger Stadium does not have to be rebuilt w A/C.

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REVIEW : Penney’s Tractor time sap ordeal not worth a Yetti

June 10, 2016

Penney’s Tractor
591 Seeton Rd, Mansfield, TX 76063

Screen shot 2016-06-10 at 5.26.38 PMShowed up to buy a truck that was not detailed, no biggie, test drove it, put $300 down went to bank to get cash, came right back and was told…ooops NO TITLE! I gave my husband his 30 ounce Yetti to sip on while he rode with Chad to the auction place last Friday afternoon all the way to north Ft Worth! Then they went to the court house in Ft Worth to do a title change and Chad had no identification (business card or letter head) that he was legit to sell for his own company, Penneys. And so after all that hassle NO DEAL! Dude was straight up in giving my husband back his $300 deposit. I emailed Chad the following Tuesday asking him when I could come by and get our Yetti that was left in Chad’s truck. No response, so Friday I called him said I was on my way and he said he left it back at the shop and would be looking for it. I get there, after waiting (having disturbed a worker to go fetch it)…no Yetti. 

No vechile detailing

No title

No business card

No sale

No Yetti and

Yes wasted time for FOUR DIFFERENT PEOPLE….


Burlington High Salutatorian Bobby Kemp to Attend UT Arlington

June 4, 2016

Cudos to my husband’s nephew, Bobby Kemp (aka Salutatorian), on his impressive run (literally-he’s a distance runner). Kemp racked up awards including the Governor’s Award and will be attending UT Arlington on scholarship.

We traveled from Texas to Iowa to be present for his graduation. Sadly we will miss his Eagle Scout ceremony, but am recording this tribute and await his move across the street from us in the Old Towne Arlington District.

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bobby kemp wait

http://www.thehawkeye.com/burlington-graduation-day/image_40e87537-2e37-54a1-a608-69816241f951.html Ben Roberts of the Hawk Eye reported “Salutatorian Bobby Kemp waits to begin the procession before commencement exercises for Burlington High School graduates Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Bracewell Stadium in Burlington, IA”. 

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At 39 minutes into video see the changing of the hats

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As a reporter/blogger (and proud Auntee), I saw the value in this story for Arlington Proud residents so allow me to digress with a Myrtle Beach picture from long past of Bobby (in the red t-shirt) one summer with my boys…..

Since we’ve had this long distance relationship over the years, I am so thankful we got to sorta see Bobby grow up due his parents consistently “driving the long trip” once or twice a year for the holidays. Its hard to articulate how distance doesn’t matter in the heart but having his physical presence in Arlington is the icing on the cake. We are excited to finally have Bobby here semi-permanently for the next four years as he studies computer engineering. 

Now back to covering the graduation visit……..when we arrived at the Kemp home, we were greeted by Bob Kemp, who was showing off his pet “Hercules”. Here is the video link.

Next we have a pic of my son, Graham Feil, smart phoning/explaining UT Arlington’s degree plan for his field…DSCN6573Then Bobby accompanied us to Snake Alley and the local museum…


Snake Alley Burlington IA-Bobby & Graham walking it…yes cars can ONLY go down it, but we met a car on the way up at the bottom—ooops


in car view of Bobby & Graham walking down Snake Alley


Here is the former library, now museum we toured…above is the glass floors my husband fondly remembers walking on as a child.


Cousin Graham enjoying some cat time in the open space and FRESH AIR!


Maw Maw Tanner playing with the three cats IN A TREE


luv LUV da “glass house”…from the street you can see through to the back yard


Maw Maw Tanner & Patches the Cat




Proud Uncle Kenneth Feil



Cousin Graham three seats down with Bobby’s friends



Aunt Kaye and proud grandmother, Karen Arrington


AND PRESENTING: the link to the video of Bobby Kemp’s speech

Bobby pic at podium

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Here is the video of the moment that his name was announced. See him on the big screen?


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Here is the FUN video with the surprise ending just before the tassle hat throw.

That evening the local news covered a story related to the graduation and we saw Bobby TWICE…Here is the family version filmed link of the TV coverage.

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Local TV snap shot of Bobby during his speech which included a (Homecoming King) hat change. His satire was fabulous and I was honored to overhear him at home brain storming and practicing the well done speech.

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Bobby Kemp passing in front of the school superintendent, Pat Cohen, who was interviewed in the news story

After the graduation, we watched him open his cards and had a nice family BBQ. Then we honored a few birthday folks and had cake.


Ken checking the weather while Aunt Kaye and Uncle Mike Feil map out the exit from Bobby’s house. My sister & brother -in-law, Karen & Bob graciously put us up (all four of us & one parrot) for four nights as we explored the area and surrounding cities…which is like only TWO towns in the immediate area. This will be a shocker for Bobby to be in the midst of a bustling DFW Metroplex.

….and what follows is some family posing pics (and some closed eye balls) at Bobby’s really cool “glass” house that he leaves behind for higher studies in Arlington Texas….



hmmm Bobby just may have inherited the closed eyes pic thang



Bobby with Aunt Kaye Vance of Kansas City Missouri. Auntee Kaye is a musician (listen here & here) like her son, Gorden Schroeder. She showed us impeccable hospitality for two nights and her son treated us to two in-home studio jam sessions.


Bobby is so loved and we R x-tra PROUD of his accomplishments….now he is in countdown mode to BIG ARLINGTON…the American Dream City….may his dreams come true!


Study finds GMO crops MISSED important goals

May 18, 2016


Transparency? Like in how both food related GE/GMO’s and FRACKING have their secret sauces?

Here is the actual 400 page report…https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-pJR4cGo9ckQ2Nod09ISW55dDA/view?pref=2&pli=1 My take away is:

  1. GMO crops have not increased the rate of crop yield as anticipated
  2. “Resistance traits aimed at a broader array of insect pests and diseases in more crops are more likely”
  3. In glyphosate-addicted/dependant areas, some weeds evolved resistance
  4. Healthwise, they looked at the existing studies and complained that “The design and analysis of many animal feeding studies were not optimal, but the large number of experimental studies provided reasonable evidence that animals were not harmed by eating food derived from GE crops…….found no substantial evidence that foods from GE crops were less safe than foods from non-GE crops.” BUT they go on to say that Omics technologies need further refinements to correct inefficiencies in (future) unintended changes of GE crops/breeding.



Easter 2016 Arlington TX FBCA

March 27, 2016

And here are some stills….

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Google group/reply all verses reply

March 25, 2016

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Urban Union LLC Tirz1 16-01

March 22, 2016

Kathy Erin & Steven

March 17, 2016

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oh dang this poem

January 14, 2016
wants needs…need to feed….
drink drank…wasted in stank…
house blouse…fancier spouse
farming without harming…nice in thought
things we want and thingz we bought
refuge waste = wasted space
unfrack this earth!
we do as we please-es
humans plant earth’s diseases
#barter#farming = save our species
keep scrolling & wasting in society’s feces
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My first protest was in Dallas….and at 1:15 into the video, I get interviewed with Benzene. The couple after me has a wild ass fracking story! Who are they? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6KxDqPD9kc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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Sudden Death of 23 yr old Arlington resident… know your blood sugar … vaping safe?

December 13, 2015

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My heart is breaking cause I have a 23 year old.

Here is the 23 year old father‘s FB page…he was really fond of vapes and the Cowboys.

Our bodies were not intended to be smoke stacks…now this little girl has no daddy…”if” this could be vape related, then those pitching this product as a safer alternative to cigarettes need to know about this….or if vaping complicates diabetes (they are still trying to ascertain if he had diabetes) by magnitudes….then that additional risk needs to be printed on the labeling of vape products and vape machines.

Here is the GoFundMePage...they said it was a sudden death. An earlier FB page said he had a job as an overnight Walmart stocker….still researching cause of death…..The autopsy results could take months.

Here are some comments “…our sweet boy gone too soon and not even knowing why or what took him from us”.

“I want him back too I feel so bad he was so sick we did not know poor baby.
“I know honey but if it turns out he had diabetes like we think maybe GOD was trying to spare us from watching him suffer…”
“He was saying his legs hurt he could barely walk he passed out before he could get in the car then he got up and got in the car and kept passing out and was hot and pale when he got to the er they took him back right away and his heart kept stopping so they was having to do cpr a few times he had a fever and his sugars was 500 so they think he had some kind of infection but won’t know till the autopsy comes back but when he was in the car they think he had a seizure so that could be why his heart was stopping just wish they could of got him back”.
vape death?

link to FB pic

joey vape

link to FB page