Herrington: TUMBLR

Chris Herrington, Contributing Writer

I’ve talked about social media several times this last few years, and so it will be no big surprise that I am willing to spend time exploring it again. For those who need an outlet but are maybe too undone by the complexity of creating and owning a full website, social media is a good choice, in blogging or responding to friends, family, and the increasingly smaller world at our finger tips. I want to propose one recourse that is powerful and easy to set up: TUMBLR.

I run a FITSPO site, concerning health and fitness, and one of the things that I find intriguing is the interaction between the community members, the other TUMBLRS. Gaming is very much like this in some ways because you can strike up conversations on the side several different ways, depending on how you set up your site. Did I mention, it’s free?

But, don’t let me get ahead of myself. Tumbr is a place where you can explore literally everything; it’s the encyclopedia of images and all you have to do is name any word and a TUMBLR (no “e”) site will pop up with images about that arena of thought. And, if you know how to pay attention, there will be, at the bottom of the image, the names and locations of all those who liked this, reblogged this, or even originally posted this image, and you can follow its history all the way back to its origin. I find that intriguing.

If nothing else, it is the breadth of TUMBLR that is so amazing. It is anonymous if you want it to be, and signing up is easy. You can, as I said, talk and blog and message your friends and strangers. And you can add pictures and information for a variety of resources like YOU TUBE or other video mediums, text, photos from your camera, or even write your own poetry or travel log. It’s easy as pie.

If you go to a TUMBLR site and you want to see all of it all at once, you can simply type in the word “archive” at the end of the addy, and everything that person has ever posted will pop up on your computer screen from their TUMBLR. So, if you want to explore this, simply Google Tumblr and any word, pull up a TUMBLR page, add a back slash and the word “archive” and the entire history of that page will pop up. Okay, so why is this so fascinating to me?

Here is something that social media does: It documents change over time. If you looked back over your past, there would be a bread crumb trail from where you began until how you got where you are. This is more apparent when we look at the actions of others. We can see their transformation over time much more clearly, and our own changes seem more organic and easily translucent to us. Others, however, seem to present stark moments where things had been going this way and then some traumatic moment hit where things went different. Or maybe over time we shifted from “X” to “Y.” Or maybe we shifted from “Y” to “Y-not.”

In any case, whether your focus is religion or drugs or hate or love or unicorns, whatever your point of fascination, the trajectory of TUMBLR will show the ever drifting phases of consciousness, however unconscious, and it reveals them graphically. The choices we make are vivid and revealing. I think that all relationships should have TUMBLR sites so that partners can tell each other things in pictorial fashion. Parents and kids could post things that showed mood changes or changes in direction, a sort of thermometer of the day for how things are going. Kids would reveal an ever-increasing distaste for the strings attached to the ever-increasing sum of money that they are seeking to extract from their parents. Parents could reveal the ever-increasing concern they have with the money their kids are extracting and the ever-increasing silence and secrecy they displace it with. Intriguing.

The government could reveal how they covertly use our taxes for the benefit of some. Corporations could show their own shifts. Personally, a TUMBLR by terrorist groups would seem helpful. Here is what we are working on or planning. Nice, eh?

So, if you have not checked out TUMBLR, Google it, put in ANY WORD you want to know more about, and up will pop a bunch of things. As always, it’s the Internet, so travel at your own risk. 6 degrees of separation on the web will get you to its opposite in only few clicks.

I sent out this search: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/quantum%20psychology
and sure enough, there it was…a pile of stuff to sift through….I am telling you, everything TUMBLRs out eventually.

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May 22: Sheriff Office Daily Activity Log

This is the report from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office that list the reports from 6 a.m. of the previous day to 6 a.m. of the listed day.

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May 22: NPD Crime Report

This is a complete list of reports responded to by the Nacogdoches Police Department

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May 22: Nacogdoches County Booking Report

This is the report from the Nacogdoches County Jail that lists the arrests made from 6 a.m. of the previous day to 6 a.m. of the listed day.

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Obituary: Lucille Randall

A Funeral Service for Lucille Randall, 75, of Nacogdoches, TX, will be at 2:00pm Friday, May 24, 2013, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Lucille died on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Nacogdoches. She was born February 8, 1938 in Nacogdoches.
Visitation will be from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
Condolences may be offered at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.
Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

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Multiple burglaries cleared

Three subjects are in custody this weekend after the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has searched two different residences in Nacogdoches. Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that the Sheriff Office has had an ongoing investigation into several burglaries that have occurred in the Woden and Melrose community over the course of the last two months.
Investigators and Deputies had collected several key components of evidence in these burglaries cases over the last several months to include Shoe Prints, and DNA from several houses. Investigators caught a break in the case last week, when a witness observed a suspicious vehicle leaving a residence in the Kingtown community last Thursday. Deputies on patrol later observed that vehicle on the loop in Nacogdoches, Texas. A traffic stop of the vehicle was conducted, which lead officers to identify a suspect in the case.
Sheriff Investigators were able to link the suspect to three different burglaries that occurred on Cr. 411, Cr. 302 and Cr. 556. After all the evidence was presented to the suspect, Sheriff Investigators obtained a confession from her. The suspect also confessed to four more burglaries, one in which is being investigated by the PCT. 4 Constable Office.
During the investigation, Sheriff Deputies obtained consent to search the suspect residence where Marijuana and prescription medication were found that did not belong to the suspect. Investigators were also able to identify two more suspects in the case. On May 16, 2013 around 2:00 am Deputies and investigators executed a search warrant at a residence located on Wells Street. Two suspects at the residence were later arrested. During the search, Deputies found counterfeit United States Currency, and equipment being used to conduct the counterfeiting. Also found were fake social security cards and identification cards. Investigators also seized several thousand dollars worth of tools that are believed to be stolen from a local store in Nacogdoches. Investigators are working with the store to confirm this equipment was stolen.
Cathryn Windham 34 years of age from Nacogdoches has been arrested and charged with six counts of burglary of a habitation a 2nd felony and five counts of possession of a dangerous drug and one count of possession of marijuana. Another charge for burglary of a habitation is expected to be filed by the Pct. 4 Constable Office on Windham.
Also arrested were Brian Hartman 34 years of age and Coulter Luce 32 years of age were both arrested for Forgery a 3rd felony and possession of marijuana a Class A Misdemeanor .
Sheriff Bridges stated that the motive behind the burglaries appears to be the stealing of prescription medicine from households. Although there were some jewelry and old coins that were taken out of one residence. The Sheriff Office has recovered the jewelry in the case and is still seeking to identify the location of the old coins.
Sheriff Bridges stated that more charges are likely to be filed when DNA results are obtained from the Crime lab on all three subjects in these case.

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VEHICLE BURGLARS SOUGHT

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Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers is seeking help in identifying two suspected car burglars. On 4-12-13 a car was burglarized at an apartment complex in Nacogdoches. A credit card was stolen from the car. The two individuals pictured used the credit card at businesses in both Nacogdoches and Lufkin. The suspects were driving a black 2 door car, possibly a Dodge Challenger.

If you have any information on the identity of these individuals, call CRIME STOPPERS at 560-INFO (4636) or send us a tip on the web at www.ncstips.com. All information is confidential and you never have to give your name. If the information you give results in an arrest or grand jury indictment, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.

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Blueberry celebration is June 8

The Texas Blueberry Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers and produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce returns to Nacogdoches the second Saturday in June with a celebration of the annual blueberry harvest, featuring delicious blueberry fare, live entertainment and activities for all interests and ages.

Nacogdoches County Chamber Chair of the Board Angela Wiederhold, left, and Chamber Vice Chair Special Projects and Fundraisers Jessica Henderson stand with the official 24th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival event poster and t-shirt. Both are available now at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, 2516 North St.

“The 24th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, in our historic downtown and FestivalPlaza, the grassy park area just south of the brick streets,” said festival chair Michelle Smith. “The festival keeps getting bigger and better every year. Admission and parking are free, and thanks to Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful, the festival is a litter free event.”

Bakers are encouraged to enter the Brookshire Brothers’ Blueberry Pie Contest. In addition to ribbons and gift cards for the top three winners ($500, $300, $150), festival attendees can vote on the People’s Choice award. That winner will go home with a Brookshire Brothers $300 gift card. Cooks can pick up an entry form at Nacogdoches Brookshire Brothers locations or at the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 2516 North St., or Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 E. Main St. Those who register in advance at the chamber or CVB will receive a B2B discount card good for a 10% one time grocery discount at Brookshire Brothers. All entries must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Brookshire Brothers festival tent on Main St. Winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m.

“Enjoy humorous tales in the Bob Murphey in the Bob Murphey Story Reading Room read every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the comfy cool Regions Bank Community Room – enter from Pilar St. Discussion,” Smith said. “Throughout the event time, Q&A sessions will happen between readings and coloring and craft activities will be offered for children.”

Festival favorites continue such as the Running of the Blueberries 5K fun run and walk. Kiwanis’ 8 a.m. Blueberry Pancake Breakfast – now in its new location north of the Main St. and Pecan St. intersection, fresh blueberries for sale by Hayter’s Mill Creek Farm and free shuttle rides provided by SFA Driving Jacks to transport guests from the festival to a nearby farm where all can pick their own blueberries right off the bush. Live musical entertainment and performances can be enjoyed on three downtown stages. Cowboy Max is back with comedy and stunt performances in the Commercial Bank of Texas lobby in between the Cookin’ Up the Blues cooking demonstrations that include guest chef Amy McLeod. Sweet blueberry treats can be found and enjoyed at the Regions Bank Blueberry Hill Soda & Sweet Shoppe.

Plenty of free-of-charge and nominal fee activities for children including a petting zoo and water and bounce park are available and more than 100 vendor spaces will be filled with arts, crafts, food and unique items.

Other attractions include multiple blueberry pie-eating contests for kids and adults, a pet parade, washer board tournament, classic car show and the children’s costume contest.

“The festival offers a variety of fun volunteer opportunities for groups, organizations, families and individuals,” Smith said. “Please send an email that includes a contact phone number to TexasBlueberryFestival@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of the tastiest festival in Texas.”

Prime growing conditions make NacogdochesCounty one of the leading blueberry producers in the state, and the annual harvest peaks in early summer. Proceeds from the

Texas Blueberry Festival benefit the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce’s various community and business development programs. Nacogdoches is located approximately 150 miles north of Houston via U.S. Hwy. 59.

For more information about the Texas Blueberry Festival, contact the Nacogdoches County Chamber, 936-560-5533 or the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-888-OLDEST TOWN. For a complete schedule of events and other festival details including event registration forms, go to www.TexasBlueberryFestival.com.

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Garage Sale: 8am, March 25, 302 Burk Street

Contact: Erica

Phone Number: 9366159097

Email: erica.r.chapman@gmail.com

Email or Phone: Do Not Include Phone Or Email

Time/Date Starts: 8:00am on May 25

Time/Date Ends: 3:00pm

Address: 302 Burk Street

Additional Info: Sale will start Saturday of Memorial weekend and keep going through Monday as long as there are items to sell. Toys, 10 cent books, clothes, collectibles, furniture, kitchen equipment. BIG SALE!

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Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors to Host Memorial Day Service and Celebration for Community

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors will hold a Memorial Day Celebration from 9 – 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the funeral home, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. The event is free and open to the public. Call 936-564-7333 for more information.

Memorial Day is a United States holiday in honor of the members of the armed forces who have been killed in war. The Memorial Day celebration will include recognition of veterans and active duty military personnel, posting of the United States and Texas flags by the Nacogdoches Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, performances by the Nacogdoches Timbertones and featured speaker Cadet Capt. Nicole Peer of Nacogdoches Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol. Breakfast will be available after the service.

“The annual Memorial Day observance is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women who have served and who have sacrificed,” said Aaron Welles, manager of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors. “We hope the families who join us for the celebration gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of honoring those men and women who died in war while serving our country as well as for those who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces.”

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors is a proud Dignity Memorial® provider in Nacogdoches. The Dignity Memorial network of providers has several initiatives to honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military. The initiatives and programs include the Veterans’ Planning Guide, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, educational veterans seminars and special pricing for members of veterans service organizations.

The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com.

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