"Hugs" copyright 2009 John J. Rigo (Revised) upcoming book "Passion Amidst Apathy"
If you consider yourself the “non-hugger type” this Christmas Season of 2014, consider changing your attitude. You will be happier and glad you did.
"My Beautiful Church Home" copyright 2009 John J. Rigo, upcoming book, "Passion Amidst Apathy"
It is Christmas 2014 and thousands will crowd local churches. Many who claim to believe in Jesus Christ, this is their once a year attendance of a church. Belief in the Love and Mission of Jesus should be a yearly worship and appreciation of His many blessings in our own lives. There is “No Church” that equals the Beauty of God’s Church.
Picture taken with Samsung smart phone on December 10th, 2014 at 706 at Northwood Shores on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. Copyright 2014 by John J. Rigo
View from “Oz” on Cedar Creek Lake, Texas, February 25th 2012 at 7 a.m.
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"One Night" copyright 2005 John J. Rigo "Rainbows Amidst Storms"
Sharing This Christmas season with my friends and neighbors in Henderson County, Texas.
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“I Remember Fondly Christmas’ Past” copyright 2005 by John J. Rigo, selection from “Rainbows Amidst Thorns”
It seems a little early for a Christmas Story and Poem and yet with the stores filled with Christmas, it seems right.
(The little boy’s story in the poem is true and a time from my own past.) This Christmas Season of 2014, I was thinking of my Father. This poem mentions him several times. I remember how dirty he was when he came home from work when I was a little boy. My Father was an iron and steel worker. After he came home and took a bath, my Mother would then attempt to clean the ring out of the bathtub from his bath. Many times with close to a half hour of scrubbing, she still could not get it out. In those days, my Father made about a hundred dollars a week. He worked very hard for that money.
*****************************************I remember fondly Christmas’ past our first tree alive with lights before it caught fire later that week. I remember fondly the Christmas with toys. Never before had my…
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“A Great Accomplishment For Our Winery and Vineyard” copyright 2014, John J. Rigo, Texas’ Commentator, Poet and Co-Owner of Stewart-Rigo Winery
A Great Accomplishent and Banner Day for our Future Winery and Vineyard in East Texas.
I am proud to announce that as of yesterday, that my bride of twenty-five years, Linda Stewart-Rigoreceived her Certificate of Completion from UC of Davis out of California for 185 hours of work toward “Winemaking.” The course consisted of five parts and took two years to complete on-line. It qualifies my wife to be a manager and winemaker for “any” vineyard in the world with these credentials.
With the recent news that Napa valley in the future will now greatly restrict the approval any new vineyards and wineries, East Texas is now considered the next greatest explosion of vineyards and wineries in the world. This is due to great growing conditions, availability of the Wilcox Aquifer and the reasonable acquisition of such lands in this part of Texas: http://stewart-rigowinery.com
Visit us soon in East Texas, 45 minutes from downtown Dallas, to see the fulfillment of our dream in Henderson…
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“Bringing Beauty to FM 2709 in Henderson County, Texas” copyright 2014 John J. Rigo, co-owner “Stewart-Rigo Winery”
There is a beautiful quality in bringing beauty back to a community. In a country community along a Farm to Market road in Henderson County, such is the current case with beginning painting of the bar fencing on our farm and ranch on the beginning of FM 2709 in Henderson County, Texas. It is amazing what a paint brush with shiny paint will do to a place. Hopefully, my neighbors will get the idea and break out those painting skills!
“High Quality Hay For Sale in Texas” copyright 2014, John J. Rigo, Stewart-Rigo Winery
We have high quality hay for sale in East Texas. The hay is available for delivery for a reasonable additional fee by 18 Wheeler to points in Texas in volume purchases (additional delivery charge per bale is between $15 and $25 a bale, depending on distance from Eustace, Texas). The breakdown of available product is as follows:
Net-Rolled 4×5 Rye and Coastal Cattle level hay at $35 a bale.
Net-Rolled 4×5 highest quality cattle and horse hay heavily fertilized with N (400 lbs per acre) Coastal at $65 a bale.
String-Roller 5×6 Coastal. Very High Protein rating at 12.9. Place winner at 2013 Kaufman County Hay Show. Less than 30 bales in this catergory that are left at $45 a bale.
Cash transactions only accepted with partial prepayment prior to actual delivery. Must have tax exception certificate to avoid paying sales tax. Contact Linda Rigo at 469-450-4144. No answer, leave name and number for call-back.
“Our Recent Trip to “Texas’ Grape Camp” in Fredericksburg, Texas” Copyright 2013, John J. Rigo co-owner, Silver Star Winery of Texas
We have just returned from a three-day trip to “Texas‘ Grape Camp” in Fredericksburg, Texas: www.txwines.org/grapecamp/. Knowledge is truly power in determining the success of a future winery and vineyard on our farm in Eustace, Texas. If you are a land owner in the area and wish for to share our knowledge in a consultant format, in starting a winery and a vineyard, do not hesitate to contact us. You will find our consultant fees reasonable and will save you thousands of dollars in planning your own dream vineyard in East Texas.