Highways & Byways: See & Be Scene ::: Seen & Herd in Texas.

Weather Forecast: God reigns & The Son shines.

Stop, Drop & Roll Won't Work in Hell. (Hell is: Sometimes Outta Town.)
Get Your Kicks on Route 66…hard to do now, the legendary Route 66, which
originally stretched from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, was de-certified
on this date: June 27, 1985.
I am lost-I have gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back,
Please ask me to wait. (Of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.)
When I Let My Mind Wander, it Doesn't Come Back. Stephen Mendonca

Stark Museum of Art, 409-886-2787, 712 Green Ave. Orange, TX. 77630. Stark Foundation.
Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 409-670-9113, 2111 Park Ave., Orange, TX 77630.
Lutcher Theatre, 409-886-5535, 707 Main Ave. Orange, TX . 77630.
Lutcher Theatre for the Performing Arts 409-886-5535, 707 Main Ave. Orange, TX . 77630. It is the largest performing arts series from Houston to Jacksonville, Fla. with annual attendance of approx. 30,000 adults and children. Parking is available at no charge directly adjacent to and surrounding the theatre.
Frances Ann Lutcher Theatre for Performing Arts is a 1,450-seat facility owned by the Nelda C. & H.J. Lutcher Theatre, 409-886-5535.
Orange, TX is located approx.. 110 miles to the east of Houston.
Alabama-Coushatta Naskila Gaming, 15 min. East of Livingston, Hwy. 190.
540 State Park Road 56, Livingston, Texas 77351. 936-563-2946
Gaming action: 24 hour. One hour from Houston, Jackpots Y'All !
Nacogdoches, TX: The Garden Capital of Texas and oldest town in Texas.
888-564-7351. .
Red & White Gallery, 713-818-9766, 102 W. Main, Fayetteville, TX.
Red & White Gallery Blackbird Farm Lodging

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame //Tex Ritter Museum, Carthage, TX.
Tommie Ritter Smith, director of the Tex Ritter Museum.
About 5,000 visitors a year visit the museum in East Texas.

Kathy Kupper, public affairs specialist at the National Park Service,
Wash. D.C.

Attention Cruise Travelers:
Having served as chaplain on many cruises, here are four hints recommended:
Get to the port city one day ahead of time to avoid travel delays.
Buy the cruise lines' air package. If there is a problem with a delay at the end of
the cruise, the cruise line will help re-arrange flights home.
If you want to avoid the expense of excursions, go to one of the taxis lined up at
the port; ask what the fee would be for two hours to see the Best Things in that
port city.
Don't complain ! Some people have one foot on the ship and still have one foot on
the gangplank, and they are already starting to complain. Sit back, relax and cruise. Houston Chronicle Heloise Hints 7-20-17 byline: J.K.C. in Nebraska

Hints From An Airline Employee: Please Read and Heed.
To avoid hassles on your flight: Please follow instructions issued by the crew.
If you are told to turn off your cellphone or buckle your seat belt: Do It.
Please keep your shoes on your feet. In case of emergency, you may need to
evacuate quickly.
Do not be disruptive. Yelling, fighting or causing a disturbance will not be
tolerated. This includes children who will not stay in their seats.
Do not wear provocative clothing. If in doubt: Cover Up. (Good Advice !)
Heloise/Houston Chronicle 6-2017
Protect Against Lost Luggage:
Arrive Extra-Early at the airport with a well-labeled bag. Watch the gate agent
tag it. Make the bag distinctive with decorations that set it apart from similar lug-
-gage. Choose airlines with good reputations for luggage handling; such as Jet-
-Blue, Virgin America and Delta, instead of regional airlines such as Skywest and
ExpressJet, which tend to lose more luggage. Source: USA Today.
Save On Airline Baggage Fees:
Pack everything you are taking in a carry-on bag. Wear bulky clothes on the plane
to free up bag space. Consider upgrading to a higher travel class or roomier seat-
sometimes that will cost less than the cost of checking luggage and typically waives the checked bag fee. Buy Ultra-lightweight luggage to reduce the chance
of overweight baggage fees.
Source: BottomLinePersonal 9-1-2017
Pack It: By Heloise.
When packing soft-knit items such as t-shirts, place them face down, fold arms back, smooth out ripples and roll. Saves space. Use see-thru bags from cleaner
to individually cover clothes in a garment bag; keeps wrinkling to a minimum.
Carry-on Bag: Make-up, Meds, a change of clothes and shoes. Emergency food:
trail mix, protein bar, etc. A light-weight shawl or small blanket for use on plane.
And finally, work, files and a paperback book in case you may not be allowed to
use electronics !
(Road Warrior Heloise has over 2.5 Million air miles, sharing
her Hints.) Houston Chronicle 8-25-2017
Brenham// Washington County Events.
Unity Theatre: 979-830-8358, Brenham, TX.
Nov. 2-12 The Syringo Tree.
Fall Festival of Roses: Independence, TX.
Nov. 3-5 Antique Rose Emporium presents: Gardening Seminars, Rose Garden
Tours, Food, Shopping and LOTS of ROSES ! Independence was founded in
1835. Home-site of Baylor U. also the oldest Baptist Church in Texas and the
historic Coles Settlement.
Christmas Open House Invitation in Chappell Hill:
Fri. & Sat. Nov. 3-4 Main Street Antiques/Cotton Pickin's, 5084 Main Street in
Chappell Hill, TX: 77426, invites the public to Friday evening Preview until 8 p.
Sat: 10a.-8 p. Our decked out for Christmas store is ready for you, your friends
to stop by for goodies, hot cider and more ! Bring your Christmas List and
enjoy the day with us. Hope you can be here !
Nov. 29-Dec. 3 The Best Christmas Pageant-Ever !
First Sundays: Fundays ! Historic Downtown Brenham.
Live music, Shopping, Arts, Food, Drinks & Specials in Downtown Brenham !
Opry Show in Brenham: Bluebonnet Opry.
Silver Wings Ballroom, 979-451-0816, 4100 Hwy. 105, Brenham, Texas.
Bluebonnet Opry House Band: Duane Wavra, Craig Schmidt, Doug Boggs,
Harris Kubos, Sr. Terry Barnett, John Dujka, John Amelang. Doors open:
5:30 p
. Show: 7:30 p. Tix: $5. Opry every 3rd Thurs. Funds: Donated to Hospice.
Public Welcome !
Downtown Art Gallery: Come see us.
Bed & Breakfast: Puddin' on the Ritz.
Lillian Farm Bed & Breakfast: Private cottages & country serenity.
Texas Seafood and Steaks.
Guadalajara Mexican Food Restaurant: Lunch Buffet.
Brenham: Downtown. Unity Theatre.
Shop: JR's Antiques: 1 block from Courthouse.
Stay: Brazos Bed and Breakfast-2 miles from Washington on the Brazos.
Eat: BT Longhorn Steakhouse & Seafood, Downtown Brenham. Y'all Come !
Bluebird Boutique flew off the Square and is now nesting in a larger, new location: 202 W. Alamo. Come By and Buy !
Hello: Cupcake !
Bliss Candy Co. is now making fresh cupcakes daily. Which is your fave?
Back Lot Gallery: featuring local artists. Great selection of pottery, art, paintings, sculpture, jewelry. Weekends Only.
Chili Throwdown:
Sat. Nov. 25 Brenham: Home Sweet Farm Market. Taste and Vote for your fave
chili. Live music, food and fun for everyone !
More News & Info: Brenham-Washington Co. Chamber of Commerce-CVB
115 W. Main, 888-273-6426/////979-836-3696.
Bandera, TX: Cowboy Capital of the World.
Freddy Fender:
Texas Tornados Band: original members: Flaco Jimenez, famed accordionist &
Texas treasure , & San Antonio native, Augie Meyers, Doug Sahm and Freddy
Fender. Flaco and Augie are still members. The other two are deceased.
Swiss Alp Dance Club :
KC Hall Schulenberg, James Freytag 361-596-4357, dance to music by Donnie
Wavra Orchestra. 3-6 p. Cover: $10. Guests Welcome.
Dances each Sunday in Feb/Apr/May/Aug/Oct/Dec.
Drinking Wine, Spoodie Oodie, Drinking Wine………….
Save the Date: New Year's Celebration: Puttin' On the Ritz !
Sun. Dec. 31 New Year's Eve in San Marcos, TX: Dinner Dance with the
Sentimental Journey Orchestra @Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.
512-805-8226. Sponsored by Blanco River Regional Recovery Team, a non-
-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding lives affected by 2015 Blanco River
floods. Come join the Fun Swing in the New Year with a Party! Reservations
include dinner, dancing, casino games, champagne toast and More ! Special rates
for overnight lodging. Coat & tie for gents; black tie optional. $125 pp.
Found: Hidden Chamber in Great Pyramid.
Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza
in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and
one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs. The international team
said the 30-meter void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure's
Grand Gallery, and has a similar cross-section.
Borrowing a technique from particle physics, an international team of researchers
has harnessed cosmic-ray collisions to peek inside and uncover the hidden 100-
foot 'void' within the pyramid's stones. The Great Pyramid, the last surviving
wonder of the ancient world, has captivated visitors since it was built as a royal
burial chamber some 4,500 years ago.
The muon scan is accomplished by planting special plates inside and around the
pyramid to collect data on the particles, which rain down from the Earth's atmos-
-sphere, allowing scientists to study their trajectories and discern what is stone
and what is not. Several plates were used to triangulate the void discovered in the
Great Pyramid.
Chances of the space containing treasure or burial chambers are almost nil, said
Aidan Dodson, an Egyptologist at the U. of Bristol, but the discovery helps shed
light on building techniques.
Houston Chronicle//Associated Press 11-3-2017 byline: Brian Rohan
New Great Ape ?
A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Su-
-matra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say. (Are those frizzy-
haired cousins of yours ?) But the newest member of the family tree of advanced
animals that includes humans may not be around much longer. (aww.) Their num-
-bers are so small, and their habitat so fragmented, that they are in danger of going
extinct, say the scientists who studied them.
The researchers say the populations is highly vulnerable and t habitat is facing
further pressure from development. It is the first great ape species in 90 years to
be proposed that steps be taken to quickly reduce current and future threats to con-
-serve every last remaining bit of their forest habitat.
The primates are confined to a range of about 425 sq. miles in the Batang Toru
forest in the Tapanuli districts of Northern Sumatra. Historically, the population
has been isolated from Sumatran orangutans further north for 10,000 to 20,000
years based on the most recently detectable influx of male genes from outside.
The Batang Toru orangutan population was found during a field survey by research-
-er Erik Meijaard in 1997 and a research station was established in the area in 2006.
Research based on analysis of the skeleton of an adult male killed in a conflict with
villagers, a genetic study indicating the population's evolutionary split from other
orangutans occurred about 3.4 Million years ago. It was not until 2013, when the
adult male skeleton became available, that scientists realized how unique the
population was, which sparked the largest genomic study of wild orangutans ever
carried out to provide further evidence of a third orangutan species.
Previously, science has recognized six great ape species: Sumatran and Bornean
orangutans, eastern and western gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos.
Houston Chronicle//Associated Press 11-3-2017 byline: Stephen Wright 179