clouds over the southwest, photographed by goes-15, 19th march 2015.

10 images over 2 and a half hours.

top: oklahoma panhandle, surrounded by parts of texas, new mexico, colorado, and kansas.

bottom: east oklahoma, surrounded by kansas, missouri, and arkansas. nebraska is at top left.

image credit: noaa/nasa. animation: ageofdestruction.


In the Fall of 1969, students of Southwest Texas State University (TXST) protested for the immediate end of the Vietnam War. They were met with opposition, not just from other students, but from school administrators who made it incredibly difficult for them to assemble. Before one of their peaceful, quiet sit-in’s they were told they could only assemble when classes were not in session, meaning only from noon to 1 PM or after 4 PM. The students found this to be unfair and protested anyways. An estimated 70 students took part in the protest, and at one point had as many as 1,000 students halt to observe them. The University called the police and gave activists 3 minutes to all leave. All but 10 did. Those ten, known as the San Marcos 10, were then expelled from the university for one year, and went on to sue the school. They lost the case and the Supreme Court refused to hear it, but their demonstration will always be a huge part of TXST history.

The Guadalupe Mountains rise dramatically above the high plains of west Texas. Featuring a premier fossil collection, ancient pictographs, pristine wilderness and fascinating history, Guadalupe Mountains National Park offers a rich reward to those bold enough to visit. Photo of Texas’s El Capitan courtesy of Sean Kennedy.

Feds indict disruptive Southwest passenger

LUBBOCK (TX) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man on a charge of interfering with a flight crew after his unruly behavior aboard a Southwest Airlines flight led to an emergency landing in Texas.

U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana said 29-year-old Ali Reza Shahsavari of Indialantic, Fla., made his initial court appearance Thursday, two days after his arrest at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport.

An indictment says Shahsavari became disruptive during a flight from Los Angeles to Kansas City, Mo., intimidating flight crew members by screaming profanities and damaging a lavatory.



Foxing performing “Rory” at the Count Your Lucky Stars SXSW Showcase.