The official photoblog of Banjo Jones & The Brazosport (TX) News

2.28.2005

Brazoria County, TX


Heading east on Farm to Market 2004. Posted by Hello

The mouth of Chocolate Bayou. Posted by Hello

Chocolate Bayou, looking south, from the Farm to Market 2004 bridge. Posted by Hello

2.25.2005

Oyster Creek, TX


The local water tower tells travelers they are in Oyster Creek, one of the smaller entities that make up the mighty Brazosport area. Posted by Hello

The Village of Oyster Creek gets its name from this body of water, which, oddly enough, is named Oyster Creek.  Posted by Hello

Don't bring your horse to the park. Posted by Hello

The local park in Oyster Creek is under surveillance! Posted by Hello

Oyster Creek has a significant industrial presence. Posted by Hello

Brazosport's only radio station, KBRZ-AM, is located in Oyster Creek. For years it was a country-western station, but about 4-5 years ago it was sold for $700,000 to Aleyua Broadcasting, which changed its programming to a Spanish language religous format.  Posted by Hello

Surfside Beach, TX


Hurricanes, tropical storms and just the normal everyday processes of the Gulf of Mexico have wreaked considerable erosion on Texas beaches. The owner of the blue house built a bulkhead to keep the water from undermining his beach house. It's probably illegal, since it's technically on the public right-of-way, but I don't know the details of how he got the permit.  Posted by Hello

Can I get a witness? Not today.  Posted by Hello

Under the Texas Open Beaches law, all of this is the "public beach" even though a private home is still sitting there. This beach is supposedly going to be the site of a renourishment project to stem erosion.  Posted by Hello

Beach erosion, a never-ending problem. Galveston usually gets all the mainstream media coverage after storms remove large swaths of beach, mainly because the beach homes are nicer and more expensive than the blue-collar beach dwellings that preodominate in Surfside.  Posted by Hello

Dow Chemical in Freeport, as seen from Surfside. Posted by Hello

The so-called "Pedestrian Beach" of Surfside. Posted by Hello

I don't know the story behind this place, just thought it looked interesting.  Posted by Hello

The fishing pier. It's longer and nice than the one across the channel in Quintana.  Posted by Hello

2.24.2005

The Southwest Trail Ride


The trail ride continues Thursday on its way to the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo. Everyone will parade through downtown Houston on Saturday. Posted by Hello

A Lone Star of Texas motif adorns this rig. Posted by Hello

The Triple B Riders came over from the Texas City-LaMarque area in Galveston County. Posted by Hello

Most of the participants on the Southwest Trial Ride are African American. There is a strong tradition in and around Rosharon for the black man's Western heritage.  Posted by Hello

Most of the wagons are pulled by mules, but I don't think this one is.  Posted by Hello

A rolling homage to Yosemite Sam.  Posted by Hello

"My heart's calculatin', my true love will be waitin', be waiting at the end of my ride...".  Posted by Hello

A few minutes earlier, this trail rider was on a cell phone, which sort of broke the cowboy mood, but once he mounted up to move out, everyone was back in rodeo mode. Posted by Hello

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