Blow the trumpets, sound the alarms, call the neighbors, wake the kids, and cue up the cayenne pepper. Poster #100 is complete. I am happy, proud, confused and exhausted to announce the 100th poster in my Heartfelt, yet Questionable Series of Vintage City Posters for the Forgotten Cities & Towns Across Texas. And the poster to commemorate this […]Read more "Beaumont, Texas Fuel – # 100"
Midland, Texas is an old railroad town that has a lot of history and character that most of us will never know about – because anything and everything good about Midland is overshadowed by its two big exports: Football and Oil. (See below for more commentary and click the images to view larger) Midland is […]Read more "Midland, Texas – Center of Attention"
Corpus Christi has ranked in some of the most notorious lists in Texas. Fattest City in America by Men’s Health Magazine, Top 10 Most Dangerous City by Texas Monthly, 8th Worst to Raise a Family, 11th Worst in Mid-Sized US Cities, Worst Drivers, and so on. But it doesn’t mean it’s not loveable…(Scroll below to […]Read more "Corpus Christi- Salvation & Inebriation"
Just a hop and a skip over from Round Rock and Austin, you’ll see a beautiful landscape fit for an Ansel Adams book…but with a few pesky road signs and city limit signs in the way. Marble Falls has a different air there, and so I had to make this poster to add to the series…well, […]Read more "Fall in Love with Marble Falls, Texas – Vintage Poster"
Longview, Texas is a deep East Texas town with a big bravado, a big reputation and a big future. The name conjures up a funny line in a funny song that is sung in a funny manner. “I’m a LONG, Tall Texan…I ride a big white horse…” And so I just had to have a long, […]Read more "Longview, Texas – A Peek at Perspective"
A little birdie told me. That’s the phrase that comes to mind when I think of the little Central/South Texas town of Poteet. It’s a very small town that proudly boasts its Strawberry festival and quiet, easy lifestyle. But I like the history of it for an amusing assumption….See below for more commentary and see […]Read more "Tiny, Sweet Poteet"
Head west of San Antonio into the land of milk and honey…and scorpions to, what my boss calls, “the most beautiful place in Texas.” Take the Sting out of San Antonio in the Bold and Beautiful Burbs of Boerne – the Boerne Supremacy. See below for more commentary and click the image to view larger. […]Read more "The Boerne Supremacy – Suburbia in Spurs"
See snakes on a plain – in Eden, Texas. Eden is a glorious, country, easy town in Texas that bears a biblical name, setting the scene for sinful fun and holy delight. This poster fits just about every sort of pun and reference within a 13×19 frame I could manage. See below for more commentary […]Read more "God’s Country – Eden, Texas"
Around San Angelo, Texas you’ll find a sleepy little town with a big, fancy name. Knickerbocker, Texas – See below for more commentary. Click the image to view larger. Knickerbocker was known for sheep ranching back in the day. As you can probably guess, that doesn’t produce the largest of city populations. But folks who […]Read more "Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker #92 – Slinky Slacks of the South"
Just a stone’s throw south of NASA, you’ll find yourself driving over a busy bridge and looking down upon the festive boardwalk of Kemah. This little corner of the bay is a weekend warrior’s play land for seafood, boating, roller coasters, carousel rides, shooting things for fluffy stuffed animals and the hot commodity of parking […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Kemah, Texas"
The top of this poster reads “Just West of Dallas, Just East of Fort Worth, and Just North of Your Tax Bracket.” For those of you familiar with Colleyville, you know how well this fits for this wealthy suburb of Fort Worth. **Scroll below for more commentary on this poster and view the image larger. […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Dog-Gone Colleyville"
Waxahachie is a quaint, quiet, cotton kind-of-country town south of Dallas near Midlothian. It has beautiful landmarks, a history of Texas grit and charm, but above all – I just love the name. **Scroll below for more commentary and to zoom in on the image of the poster. The town is believed to be home […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Waxahachie"
“You WOOD if You Could, but You Can’t Afford It” – This is the tagline of the hot little city north of Houston. This city is full of business and growth and it’s hard to believe that a mere 25 years ago or so, it was just a tiny north Houston suburb that had “potential.” […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – The Woodlands"
Nederland is a force. You can feel it from Spurlock Road to the “nice side” of 365. The spirit, the brotherhood, and the love for the Nederland Bulldogs are nothing to take lightly. *Scroll below for more commentary & thumbnails. Click to see close ups of the poster. You can smell it, taste it, feel it… It’s […]Read more "Nederland Bulldog: Black + Gold"
Driving past NASA and towards Galveston, you’ll run into a few tiny towns that make the Bay rich. There’s one town that’s 20,000 leagues above the rest. A town with real team players. A town that’s in a league of its own… League City, Texas. *See below for more commentary and click the image to […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – League, City TX"
The Ring-a-Ding-Ding of the South! Bellville sits on a big patch of pleasant land south of Brenham and north of Sealy. Travelling from Houston to Austin, you may go off track a bit to catch a glimpse of how beautiful it can be out in the “middle of nowhere.” *See below for more commentary and […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Bellville, Tx"
SMITHVILLE, Texas. Outside of Austin, you’ll find this pleasant little piece of Texas. *See below for more commentary and click the image thumbnails & closeups to view larger. The town is anything but hustling and bustling, but it’s captivating nevertheless. Smithville has been attracting the shutterbugs, photogs, and film crews for years. So much […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Smithville, Texas"
Texas is a big state full of small towns. Those small towns have high schools with football teams, and it’s no secret that things can get pretty darn serious. Food, shelter, freedom and football are all they need to get by, and it’s as simple as that, really…until you step into a Southeast Texas stadium […]Read more "Indian Spirit: PNG Poster"
KINGWOOD, Texas. The city of kings. The royal route north of Houston. A prince of a town. Castle City just north of Clutch City. These are all the failed taglines that didn’t make the cut for the city in northeast Houston, Kingwood. *See below for more commentary and click the image thumbnails & closeups to view […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Kingwood, Texas"
North of Houston, there lies a popular suburb that is often confused for Houston proper. It’s full of wealth, windy roads, endless traffic, increasing crime, and a breeding ground for famous folks. What’s not to love? *Scroll below to view the images and click to view larger. See below for more commentary. Spring, Texas is […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – Spring, Texas"
Prepare yourself for a huge bargain…my golf clubs are for sale. For Free. How’s that for a classified ad? After an exhaustive garage-cleaning recently, my wife put this $0 price tag on my left-hand Tommy Armour 845s – a set of irons. She wanted to simply get rid of “the shiny things that I don’t […]Read more "For Sale: Used, Left-Handed Self-Esteem (aka Golf Clubs)"
Vacation destinations can be deceiving. The bright lights and cool, splashing water of New Braunfels may get the attention of family fun-seekers for the bulk of the day, but when the sun sets, the party moves “further on up the road” to GRUENE. (*See below for more commentary and click the images to view larger) […]Read more "Vintage City Poster – It’s Easy Being Gruene"