I Saw Santa, Maybe

By Bob Flynn Isaiah 7:14 We were a farm family in West Texas. We made our Santa Claus list from catalogs—Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, Bella Hess. There was no TV or Santas in stores. Santa came to our two-room school house once. He scared us so that he was never invited back. My brother, sister and…

Alongside

By Karen Calhoun Isaiah 40:1-5 My dad pastored small Texas Baptist churches. When I was eight, I had already lived in Brownwood, Fort Worth, Big Spring, Cohoma, Hico, Stephenville, Talpa and Bangs. Making and keeping friends was impossible — we were always moving! In third grade at Bangs, Donna asked me to come and swing with…

Hurricane Harvey: How to Help

Updated: Sunday, October 29 Here in San Antonio, we watched in relief and horror Hurricane Harvey unleash its fury on the Texas coast. Rain amounts in the worst hit areas reaching 50″. San Antonio was spared by just 30 miles. What now? What can we do? Here at Woodland, we are planning at least two…

Recycling – Plastics – Not Accepted

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Plastics – Not Accepted Shredded paper Light bulbs Diapers Applicances Household trash Yard trimmings Aluminum foil Toys Waxed paper Trash bags Auto glass Dead animals Cloths Garden Hoses Computer cords Clothes hangers Hardback books Styrofoam formed packing or “peanuts” Plastic container with hazardous material     [Note: Jim has a…

Recycling — 5 – Polypropylene (PP), 6- Polystyrene (PS), and 7 – Other

By Jim Gladson Recycling — 5 – Polypropylene (PP) Caps, disks, syrup bottles, yogurt tubs, straws, toothpaste, & film packaging. Recycling — 6 – Polystyrene (PS) Meat trays, egg cartons, plates, cutlery, carry-out containers, cups, clear trays, & bowls. Recycling — 7 – Other Includes resins not previously mentioned or combinations of plastics.   [Note: Jim has a passion…

Recycling — 1 – Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene (PETE) and 2 – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

By Jim Gladson   Recycling — 1 – Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene (PETE) Soft drinks, juice, water, pill bottle, & cleaner bottles. Also for cooking & peanut butter container. Recycling — 2 – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Milk & water jugs, bleach bottles, detergent & shampoo containers. Plastic bags & grocery sacks, motor oil bottles, household cleaners & butter tubs. Some…

Recycling – Plastics – GAPP

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Plastics – GAPP The symbol above is that for Recycling.  Different colors are used but black is the most common. The Recycling industry has adopted 7 categories of recycling material. The 7 categories will be shown over the next three Garbage – Recycling – Organics posts. These three will cover…