February 2012 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Going Nuts!
Feeling inhibited? Follow the lead of these Texans in staying true to one’s passions

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    Faith Howard, who took this photo, says her little brother, 6-year-old Joshua Stock, is nuts about swimming. Parents John and Laurie Stock are members of South Plains Electric Cooperative.
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    The late Kenneth Stephens farmed peanuts in Atascosa County north of Poteet for most of his life. This photo was taken about four years ago with a good crop of runners, says his wife, Karnes Electric Cooperative member Sunny Stephens.
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    Two-year-old Alis Martinez is nutty for Texas peanuts and loves to crack them open, says grandmother Judy O’Kelley, a member of Nueces Electric Cooperative.
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    Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative member Angela Coffey has trained this Tufted Titmouse—for this situation, it has laid down its prominent crest feathers to adopt a sleek look—to eat peanuts out of her hand.
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    Long live the Peanut Queen Katey Thackerson, center, and her court Annesty Rainey, left, and Kayce Dodd. Katey’s grandfather, Comanche Electric Cooperative member Jimmy Hampton, snapped the photo of the young ladies reigning over the Gorman Christmas parade.

We didn’t know what to expect with this Focus on Texas topic. We thought we’d throw it out there in honor of the Texas Peanut Producers Board, the sponsor of this month’s reader-submitted photo contest. As you can see, not everyone has the same idea when it comes to Going Nuts.

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