Texas Museum of Broadcasting & Communications is an interactive museum preserving America's broadcast history from its earliest days. This is an amazing collection of broadcast paraphernalia with most of the items in working order. Gramophones, a phonograph invented by Edison, and an actual ESPN mobile bus filled with equipment that has filmed many historical events, broadcasting almost anything that moved and is, perhaps, the last surviving example.
Special Olympics Texas had an urgent request: Could TI retirees build and donate equipment modifications that would allow its athletes to compete in the upcoming Special Olympics Texas Summer Games next month in San Antonio?
The answer was a quick and resounding YES! A group of retirees who have volunteered with Texas Ramps assessed the need, figured out what was needed and got to work – recently turning out 20 soccer plows and 20 bowling/bocce ramps for Special Olympics athletes.
After a mix-up by bus provider, our trip to Ham Orchards was delayed by an hour.
Twenty-four traveled on the bus and two members met us there. We enjoyed eating “peach pulled pork” sandwiches before perusing the market. Several varieties of fresh Freestone peaches were available to purchase as well as jams, honey, pies, home-grown vegetables, and memorabilia. Most of us had home-made peach ice cream before starting on the road back to TI. A delectable outing was had by all!
Go behind-the-scenes with a ballpark tour of Globe Life Field and explore locations like premium venues, unique club spaces, luxury suites and more! Discover rich history, impressive architecture and fun photo opportunities around every corner. We will leave from the Texins Fitness Center at 8:45 am. Please be there 15 minutes before departure time. Our tour will begin at 10:00 am and lasts approximately 90 minutes. We will be led by a knowledgeable tour guide.
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Let’s go stock up on the “jewels of the summer (hand- picked, ripe peaches), fat blueberries, red tomatoes, blackberries, etc. at a well-known farm market store.
We will catch a bus at the TI Fitness Center at 11:00 am.; shop in the store for fresh, canned or frozen veggies, fruits, casseroles, jams, jellies and desserts; enjoy a delicious BBQ sandwich and a Cider Slush at their outdoor pavilion restaurant (at your own expense) and lick a homemade peach or strawberry ice cream cone before we head back to TI at 2 pm.
We had a great turnout for our first TI Alumni event in more than a year!
Almost 30 alumni members and their guests spent two hours at the Arboretum enjoying the beautiful flower displays, landscaping, and fellowship. An added bonus was the Summer of Sculpture exhibit, a collection of Zimbabwean stone sculptures.
We enjoyed lunch at the Smoky Rose restaurant, which had a large extensive menu. There was enough variety to suit everyone’s tastes. We arrived back at the TI Expressway site at 1:15.
Marie Silverthorne and her husband, Bill Giolma, received the George Heilmeier Lifetime Achievement Award for their family’s continuous support of the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. The award was presented on May 20, at the annual major fund-raising event Ignite: An Event To Remember gala, hosted by the Dallas & Northeast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Both Marie and Bill are retired TI employees and have been married 46 years. They met while in college at Carnegie Mellon.