Thomas Jefferson Rusk Building

A college campus is a very busy place during the day. But late at night (early morning actually), only the most die-hard students can be found crossing the campus, returning to their dorm or some other destination. Such was the case on this night when we visited Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX. This campus has a mixture of old and new architecture that finds its way between the large pine trees of east Texas. The “Rusk Building” is named after Thomas Jefferson Rusk, a famous political and military leader of the Republic of Texas, a general at the Battle of San Jacinto and later a US Senator from Texas.

Sitting across from the contemporary Baker Pottillo Student Center, it still holds its own in grandeur and respect.


The Rusk Building is located on Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX.

Old Edsel

My brother Patrick has been an old car enthusiast for as long as I can remember. His favorite has always been the Edsel and he has owned several over the years and still does. I would sometimes accompany he and our Dad to swap meets, where they were always on the lookout for old car parts they could use or resell. So it was just normal for us to take a day trip to La Grange, TX to visit Thunderbird Southwest for a part to his other car (more on that in a few days). Way out in the back, there are a few fields of various lots of old cars, most in an old and rusted condition, used only for parts. I know Patrick probably had a lump in his throat when he saw this old Edsel that had literally been put out to pasture. Many thanks to the owner, Lance Herrington, for allowing me to take some shots while my brother shopped.


An old Edsel that had literally been put out to pasture, sits in a field with other old, antique autos. By Tim Stanley Photography