A long-running joke in Fannin County involves the small town of Telephone, featured in your May “Who Knew?” Good thing it has a landline phone, because there is no cell phone service in Telephone. If you lose your phone there, you can’t call it to hear the ring and locate it. Many a Telephone resident can be seen parked along the high spots of FM 273, trying to get a signal. Some cell phone company could get some serious publicity if they managed to sell cell phone service in Telephone.
Amy Martin, Bonham
Tropical North Texas
If you would like to see real energy saving, you should visit my 30×60-foot greenhouse heated by solar heat, not panels but 55-gallon barrels, filled with water and sealed. No energy required except a small 1,500-watt heater for a few hours when the temperature is 15 degrees. True solar heat.
I grow grapefruit, oranges, limes, lemons and tangerines in my greenhouse here in North Texas. I have fruit year-round.
Jess Russell, Caddo Mills