Our thoughts today are with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. There’s really nothing else left to say. The blog will return next week.
This picture is a re-enactment of the driving of the golden spike in Promontory, Utah. It’s the end result of a 1,912-mile continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869. All of us at the DPCs of Texas have a bit of an idea of how they must have felt when that final spike was […]
Mark your calendar. Friday, October 27 is the LAST of our 2017 Mock Line Strike/PipelineResponse events! We’ll be in Vinton, just outside of El Paso, Texas for this event. The location is the West Valley Fire Department, 510 E. Vinton Road, Vinton, TX 79821 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Contact Damage Prevention Manager […]
Remember the old game show Family Feud? Host Richard Dawson would always ask some crazy question that the audience had to respond to, and then the contestants had to guess the answer. Dawson would always give his big, over-the-top cry of “Survey says!” to reveal the answer. Well, “survey says” your DPCs of Texas were […]
Anyone who watched television in the 1970’s and 1980’s remembers the late night ads that were the predecessor to today’s half hour “infomercials.” The ads always featured a product that you just couldn’t live without – a toast cooling rack coated with Teflon – and showed you that you really COULD get toast out of […]
You may have noticed, but just in case you haven’t – it’s HOT outside. As I’m writing this, I took a look at a forecast map for today. Yep. Don’t look for snowfall just yet. Of course, you can ALWAYS attend an air conditioned meeting of your local Damage Prevention Council. The schedules are right here: […]
You may or may not be aware, but this is Locator Safety Awareness Week. It runs from June 18 – June 24, 2017. The men and women who perform the underground utility locates across the United States work hard each and every week, so it’s only right to honor them with their own week. Summer […]
Baseball has its All-Star break – and in damage prevention we have the annual Texas811 Damage Prevention Summit, which concluded last week in San Marcos. For your Damage Prevention Councils of Texas managers, it was a nice three day symposium in which to exchange ideas with other like-minded folks, renew old acquaintances and make new […]