Bullet Holes Through History and A Prison in Paradise
Something is not working with how I am currently doing this blog. Particularly, I struggle with balancing immediacy, actually being there and present with where I am, then attempting to document that through photos and film while I am there, and then writing about it days or weeks after that fact. Plus, since I've decided to visit all of the counties before the end of the year, I have less time to do all of the above. And I work 40 hours a week. The trips alone take about 16 to 20 hours a weekend, and the write ups of the trip take about 1-3 hours a night during the week.
Regardless, I'm a big believer in the adage "you make time for what matters." So, what matters here? Honestly, just the experience, the traveling, the seeing and being there in each place and space I briefly inhabit and sharing that with you. So, I have decided, once I catch up, to limit the scope of the blogs. More posts, but much less written content per post. In the spirit of the etymology of "blog" (web + log) and "travelog" (travelogue + blog), this is a log of my travels. Logs are sparse in form, but rich in content: they focus on dates, locations, and brief but potentially meaningful explanations. So, here we go!
SAN SABA COUNTY
Turns out the high school record holder for most touchdowns thrown belongs to Richland Spring's (population 329) own Tyler Ethridge. When I say most, I mean nationally in ANY form of football: he threw 230 touchdown passes from 2004-2007.
What happened here? Why are these business abandoned? Why do small towns struggle?
One of those amazing contrasts I keep seeing repeated in Texas; the Garden of Eden less than a mile from a detention center, also in Eden--a prison in paradise. Bwaha!
Yes, actually, Concho county only sells beer/wine; no liquor.