Eye on Texas - O - Odessa, Texas. We've traveled from N - Nacogdoches in east Texas to O - Odessa in far west Texas. Darn big state - that's a lot of miles and driving. Much easier to just zoom there on the computer via my blog. C'mon armchair travelers - let's check it out
Friday Night Lights and Football - yep, read Buzz Bissinger's book by that name (it is excellent), check out Peter Berg's movie (superb), and now stream Kyle Chandler from that show (oh yeah). The Odessa Broncos vs. the Permian Panthers offers today's version of the Roman gladiators. This is life and death in west Texas entertainment. Odessa is a city of 90,000 people. It has the seventh largest football stadium in the nation for high school football. (info and pics courtesy of Wikipedia)
When they say roughnecks, they mean it. West Texas is tough territory.
Oil. Oil. Oil. Here's Texas money and backbone
If you are looking for a lot of wide open space, a place to stake a claim, make your name - Odessa could be your answer. Watch out for rattlesnakes.
Oh Countess - any Downton Abbey comment that could be appropriate....applicable to Friday Night Lights
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.