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WL Jenkins Park Wish List

One of my favorite things to do is walk with my bride and doggies in WL Jenkins Park and the Bark Park.  It's a wonderful place and is used heavily by people exercising, walking their dogs, and running.  I sent this request list to the Parks Superintendent, Scott Johnson this morning:

1.  Probably 5 times a week, my wife and I walk on the trails in Jenkins Park.  Often we carry trash a long ways before we can deposit it in one of the trash cans.  Would the city consider placing a few cans on the trail in the interior of the park along the trail connecting the two parks (JC Hollaway Park)?  I think more people would help keep the park clean if there are more cans.

2. One of the pine trees inside the small dog park needs back-fill around the roots, or the tree will probably die.  There may be others, especially since so many new trees have been planted.

3.  There are large number of cigarette butts, and small debris on the trail behind the skate park, making it look trashy.

4.  Th…

Fresh Catfish & Panko!

Big FAT fresh catfish fillets and Panko you ask?  Why yes...  Geeze!  Throw in coconut oil, parsley, Tony Chachere's, salt, and cilantro and what have you got?  Something delicious I tell you.  I browned the fillets in a skillet and then finished them off at 500 degrees in the broiler.  The second secret to success is the tarter sauce.  In my experience, nothing can top Louisiana Tarter Sauce! Now for the proof!

Baytown Texas Annual Water Report 2011

I've been saying it so long I sound like a broken record.  I like Baytown water so much... I had it piped up to my house.  The stuff is delicious!  If you want to bump it up a notch, filter it yourself, but don't think because you buy water in 24-pack plastic bottles that you are getting something special.  Read it for yourself.
Baytown gets a bum rap all the way around is so many ways and usually it is undeserved.   Concerning our water...?   It just don't float.

MIO - the Real Story is Propylene Glycol

My bride and I were asked today if we had tried MIO, the new sweet drink energy enhancer. I did some research on it. I don't think we will add it to our shopping list. The reason is propylene glycol.  Propylene glycol, also called 1,2-propanediol or propane-1,2-diol, is an organic compound (a diol or double alcohol) with formula C3H8O2 or HO-CH2-CHOH-CH3. It is a colorless, nearly odorless, clear, viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste, hygroscopic and miscible with water, acetone, and chloroform.Propylene glycol is used:As an ingredient in the oil dispersant Corexit, used in great quantities during the Deepwater Horizon oil spillTo deice aircraft wings and empennageAs a solvent in many pharmaceuticals, including oral, injectable and topical formulations (notably, diazepam, which is insoluble in water, uses propylene glycol as its solvent in its clinical, injectable form)As a humectantfood additive, labeled as E number E1520As an emulsification agent in Angostura and orange…

Baytown Remembers Fallen Texas Heroes 2012

Baytown Remembers Fallen Texas Heroes Click the link to see the slideshow of photographs from the giant fund raiser on Texas avenue for the Portrait of a Warrior gallery, on May 19, 2012. It is going to be a yearly event and was attended by many of hundreds of people, including Major General Jimmie J. Wells.
At least 5 photographers submitted photographs for the slide show and many are part of the wonderful group from the Baytown Photo Club. I am especially grateful to Ren Fitts for the use of his photographs and his constant vigil over veteran's rights,
Also in attendance were Mayor Stephen DonCarlos, City Manager Bob Lieper, State Representative Wayne Smith, Military recruiters, pencil artist Jim McDonnel,Sammy Mahan, Organizer extraordinaire Joni Kelton, Kevin Troller, Justice of the Peace Don Coffey, Professor John Britt, Conrad Garcia Jr., Liz Caldwell, Jane Lee, Elke Meyers, Byrd Reed, Deb Robinson, Janet Albright, Gary Erwin, Richard Hardy, LOST Inc, and of course, Ken…