Allen Hare

Visiting Mom, and came across this great old picture of my sisters and me, from probably ‘56 or ‘57. L to R: Joni, Allen, and Debbie.  (at Evergreen At Rockwall)

Visiting Mom, and came across this great old picture of my sisters and me, from probably ‘56 or ‘57. L to R: Joni, Allen, and Debbie. (at Evergreen At Rockwall)

THE HAMMERKNOCKERS
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, Texas
Monday, January 27, 2014

Dallas’ own The Hammerknockers anchored Live Music Monday on KNON’s “Texas Renegade Radio”. This very talented and lively group of musicians and songwriters have been playing together in Dallas and beyond for years. It’s sometimes hard to get them all together in the same room, so we felt fortunate to have them in the studio this day.

In the last two photos above are, from left to right:
Hammerknockers Kevin Sullivan, Michael Brown, Mike Merritt, and ‘Ranger’ Royce James, program host Mark Ivey, former KNON DJ ‘Ranger’ Randell Fields, and Tuesday “Renegade Radio” DJ ‘Obie’ Obermark.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ROD BALCH
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, Texas
Monday, January 27, 2014

Fort Worth singer / songwriter / guitarist Rod Balch was in the studio for Live Music Monday on “Texas Renegade Radio”. He was promoting his excellent new CD “Fort Worth 76102”. Rod delivered a set of great new songs, and had a lively chat with program host Mark Ivey.

Live streaming of “Texas Renegade Radio” is at www.KNON.org.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MATT BRADSHAW
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, Texas
Monday, January 27, 2014

Singer / Songwriter / Guitarist Matt Bradshaw kicked off another Live Music Monday on KNON’s “Texas Renegade Radio”. This talented, intelligent, and friendly young man is off to a great start to a fruitful music career. He delivered a rock-solid performance of some excellent songs.

"Texas Renegade Radio" is on the air every Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Monday’s program host is Mark Ivey.

Live streaming at: www.KNON.org

L - R in the lower right photo above are Mark Ivey, Matt Bradshaw, and Greg Smith.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LEE POWELL, TEXAS HISTORIAN
“Texas Renegade Radio”
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Dallas, TX
Monday, January 27, 2014

Every Monday at 5:00 pm, Texas historian Lee Powell delivers his “Texas History” feature. This day’s segment was about Kenneth Threadgill and Janis Joplin.
The program is hosted by Mark Ivey, a DJ with an encyclopedic knowledge of Texas Music.
Listen every Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for KNON’s “Texas Renegade Radio”. Live streaming at www.KNON.org.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HICKORY CREEK PARK
Lake Lewisville (Garza Little Elm Reservoir)
Hickory Creek, Texas
Sunday, January 26, 2014

We took our new travel trailer for it’s maiden voyage this weekend. Just thirty-five miles north of our home in Dallas is one of the nicest Army Corps of Engineers parks we’ve ever seen. Our friend Andy Roff met us there with his own travel trailer, and we had a very pleasant overnight stay.

Hickory Creek Park lies on the north shore of Lake Lewisville, on a beautiful wooded peninsula. There is tons of elbow room here. Plenty of space between campsites, and lots of well maintained lawn give this place a wonderful, wide open feel. Most campsites are next to, or very near the water. There is a playground for the kids, a beach, and a boat launch ramp. Also, there are plenty of nice restrooms and showers located around the park.

For a great secluded getaway very close to the city, this is the place.

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

AMOS STAGGS
KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM
Monday, January 20, 2014

Singer/Song Writers Amos Staggs and Earl Musik came by KNON’s “Texas Renegade Radio” program to showcase songs from Amos’ new CD, “Peace And Love Thang”. The program is on the air in Dallas, Texas every weekday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Monday’s show is hosted by long running volunteer DJ Mark Ivey.

Pictured above, from left to right, are Earl Musik, Mark Ivey, and Amos Staggs.

Link: www.KNON.org

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

LEE POWELL, TEXAS HISTORIAN
Monday, January 20, 2014

Lee Powell has been doing his Texas History feature for eighteen years on “Texas Renegade Radio”. Program host Mark Ivey provides two hours of Texas music from 4:00 - 6:00 pm every Monday. Lee Powell comes on at 5:00 to give his short, insightful Texas History segment.

KNON Community Radio 89.3 FM in Dallas, Texas
Live streaming is available at www.KNON.org

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS OBSERVANCE
Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery
Terlingua, Texas
Saturday, November 2, 2013

The annual Day Of The Dead observance in the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery is a beautiful and moving experience. It is held on November 2, and usually coincides with the two chili cook-offs that happen in town on the first weekend of November each year.

In the afternoon before the event, volunteers clean and decorate the altar, and assemble the many candles needed for the graves. Other helpers set up folding tables to hold the food which will be brought for the pot luck dinner.

About an hour before sunset, people begin gathering, and pretty soon Mr. and Mrs. Skeleton show up. There may, or may not be, other people in costume. With all the chili cook-off participants in town, there is usually a good turn out. One thing for sure, there will be photographers. This event is a photographer’s delight.

The town of Terlingua, Texas was a company town for the Chisos Mining Company from around 1910 until a little after World War II. By the end of the war the market and demand for mercury had declined to near zero, and the cinnabar ore from which it is derived was becoming harder and harder to extract in the local area. The Chisos Mining Company went bankrupt, and, when almost everyone moved away, Terlingua became a ghost town.

In the late 1960’s the chili cook-offs held here revived interest in Terlingua. The town gradually began attracting artists, bohemians, and drop-outs from society. Today it is a small, but thriving community of free spirits. The historic ghost town is owned by a man named Bill Ivey. He has preserved the town intact as a memorial to the past residents. Visitors may wander among the ruins and discarded artifacts of an earlier time, but are requested to not disturb anything. There is also development on a limited scale. Many of the most important structures of the old town are in use today, and are thriving businesses. The Terlingua Trading Company, the old company store of the Chisos Mining Co., has been open continuously since the early days of mining. Today it is a wonderful gift and book store. It’s front porch is the epicenter of social life in Terlingua today. Right next door, the former movie house has been resurrected as The Starlight Theatre, a top notch restaurant, bar, and live music venue. The old Holiday Hotel has been remodeled and re-opened, and does a brisk business, especially around chili cook-off time. There are several other new restaurants, bars, hotels, and art galleries in the town. Another thriving local enterprise are the several river and back country guide and outfitter services. People come from all over the world to float the Rio Grande through three major gorges, and to explore the hundreds of square miles of rugged wilderness around Terlingua, in Big Bend Ranch State Park, and Big Bend National Park.

The cemetery is part of the historic Terlingua Ghost Town, and, as such, its use is regulated by Mr. Bill Ivey. He occasionally allows new graves to be added to it, for local residents and special friends of Terlingua. The heart of the old cemetery, though, is its historic graves. Most of them are occupied by former employees of the Chisos Mining Company, or their family members. Most of them are Mexican. The names of many of them are unknown, as the writing has faded from the simple wooden crosses. In many cases, the wooden crosses have withered and crumbled. On Dia de los Muertos, each grave is honored by placing a burning candle on it. An effort has been made through the years to track down the family members of the cemetery residents. Many have come back to pay their respects, especially on Dia de los Muertos.

The historic Terlingua Ghost Town and its beautiful old cemetery are a great destination for anyone looking for something different. Located very far away from any major population centers, it can be a challenge to get here. This is a major part of its appeal.

Link: www.ghosttowntexas.com

All photos by Allen Hare
Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014

We bought a new travel trailer last week.  (at Holiday World RV Service center)

We bought a new travel trailer last week. (at Holiday World RV Service center)