Wednesday, August 22, 2007

August

007 Snap a Dozen Days

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Needville, Texas
The Home of Friendly People
Pop. 2609

We moved to Needville the first weekend in August, twelve years ago. John took a transfer to Houston, but we knew city-living was not for us. We had already lived in the Houston area two times before and had heard about Needville from friends who lived here. We decided it would be a great place for us to live and raise our children. We were right. Robyn was in 7th grade at the time and Matt was in 2nd. It was our hope that we could live here long enough to get both kids through high school and we have.

Needville is a small town with good schools and a strong sense of community. So far it has escaped the urban sprawl of Houston, but it's coming. Until then, I'm going to enjoy the cotton fields and pastures and small-town-living that I love so much.

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The Four-Way Stop in Downtown Needville

You can tell you are in Texas by all the pickups and SUVs. We can tell who's not from Needville by the way they drive through the four-way stop. Out-of-towners loose track of whose turn it is.

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The Old Needville Water Tower

This is a well known landmark around here. If you should ever get lost (which would be hard to do), just look in the sky for the water tower and follow it to downtown.

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Needville Fire Station

The Bluejay is the school mascot, but it is also the symbol of our town. It is used by the fire department and police department. Everyone around here shows their Bluejay Spirit.

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Needville's First Fire Truck

Of course, we have modern well-equipped fire trucks now. This old one sits outside the fire station and represents a piece of our town's history. Click here for a detailed history of Needville.

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Entering Needville on Highway 36 South

When I see this sign, I know I'm home.

P.S. For those that might wonder, that's a hawk in the first picture. It was sitting on the sign when I pulled over. I grabbed the camera quickly, but only got this one shot (from inside the truck) as it flew away.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tour of your lovely home town. At first, my eyes played tricks on me and I thought you lived in NEEDLEville. OK. I might be a tad too obsessed with knitting. Hehehe. Needville is so lucky to have such wonderfully friendly residents like you!

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  2. Thank you for the tour of you town! I wonder about it often. I love the picture with the hawk taking fight. Nice shot!

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  3. Thanks for the tour of your Texas town! It looks like a great place to live!

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  4. As of today I will no longer tell people, "they live in that big city in Texas!" Great post really enjoyed seeing your town and loved the hawk.

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  5. What a nice hometown! That first firetruck is neat. I love history!

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  6. I live in Texas, but have never been to Needville, or even heard of it for that matter. Now I'll know, if I ever make it down to your part of our great big state, to take the time to mosey through Needville. :-)

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  7. I love the pictures of your small town. Mine's a teensy bit bigger - I join you in singing the praises of small-town life!

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  8. This makes me smile. All I have ever known is life in a small town and for as much as it sometimes drives me crazy, people getting in your business or what have you, at the same time, I love it for that very reason. Perhaps you know what I mean. Many of the people who live in my town have seen me grow up, get married, have children of my own. It’s pretty fascinating, really.

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~Tracy