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TRAVELING TEAM RUDINE
Ken & Yvonne Rudine

Ken Rudine -
Mr. Third Coast
Contributing Editor

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Ken Rudine's email: krudine@att.net
Ken and Yvonne Rudine
THE RUDINE TEAM
Ken & Yvonne Rudine
Feature Articles
  • Mike Daily, Steel Guitar, George Strait and The Ace in the Hole Band 11-8-16
  • Mission Post Office Mural "West Texas Landscape" 11-25-09
  • Turning 77 on 288 or "We just left where we thought we were headed." 7-24-08
  • Bragg Road Ghost Light 9-9-07
  • Pollok Texas and a Mystery Light on the Bodan 9-9-07
  • Return to San Jacinto after 67 Years
  • How Houston's 1940 Airport Helped Me Figure Out How to Keep Our Homes and Attics Cooler
  • Wills Point as Bluebird Capital of Texas
  • Freddy Fender
  • I Remember a Faded Love
  • The Keeper of Seul Choix Point - A ghost story
  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
  • Route 77: “The Padre Road” 4-10-08
    Victoria, Texas to the Rio Grande Valley
    Seven Bridges, Five Rivers, Two Creeks and One Interesting Drive
  • Coastal Birds of Texas IV 12-3-14
  • Coastal Birds of Texas III
  • Coastal Birds of Texas II
  • Coastal Birds of Texas
  • The House on Omar Street 10-1-14
    A Houston Haunted House
  • mile marker
  • The Cowboy Next Door 7-24-14
  • Roadside Mile Marker 666 7-9-14
  • Buzzards
  • Buzzards 3-1-14
  • Mystery Ducks in Kerrville Park 5-29-14
  • UFOs
  • UFOs Photographed 1-15-14
  • Connie Hagar
  • Connie Hagar and Roger Tory Peterson 7-1-13
  • Texan's Stonehenge
  • A Texan's Stonehenge 6-6-13
  • Oysters
  • Texas Oysters Saved 6 Lives 5-6-13
  • Panjo
  • Panjo's Pizza 6-3-12
  • Before
  • Before I Die Next Year, He Said 5-1-12
  • Herons
  • The Heron's Nest 4-17-12
  • Goodnight
  • Goodnight Texas 4-2-12
  • Houston
  • Houston, the 2nd Hundred Years 3-6-12
  • Aransas Bay
  • Aransas Bay Texas' Carmel-by-the-Sea 2-24-11
  • Shipley & Hurley
  • Remembrance of Things Fried: Mr. Shipley and Mrs. Hurley 8-25-10
  • Home Movies 9-22-10
  • In Plain Sight
  • Rockport - Texas Maritime Museum 6-1-10
  • In Plain Sight 5-1-10
    A Sunday drive from Rockport to Houston

  • Telferner Entity 5-17-10
  • The Road To Bammel 5-8-10
  • Still Boring Holes in the Sky 3-27-10
    B-17 and B-24 bombers
  • Queen of the Sea
  • "Queen of the Sea" Fountain 3-2-10
    Monument by Pompeo Coppini
  • Green Parrots
  • Green Parrots 1-20-10
  • Roadrunner 7-14-08
  • Scenic Byaway 12
  • Utah’s Scenic Byway 12 1-1-10
  • Valley of the Gods
  • Utah's Valley of the Gods 11-1-09
  • Monument Valley
  • Monument Valley 12-1-09
  • Seguin's Headless Ghost
  • In Search of Seguin's Headless Walker 10-23-09
  • Lake Erie Lighthouses
  • Lake Erie Lighthouses- An Erie Story 10-7-09
  • Drive to Lake Erie
  • Memphis to Lake Erie 8-30-09
  • Vermont coverd bridges
  • Vermont, Maple Surple and Covered Bridges 8-2-09
  • Maine Lighthouses
  • Maine's Easy 18 Lighthouses 7-22-09
  • Lake Michigan Lighthouses
  • Lighthouses of Lake Michigan's Shores 6-2-09
  • Robstown Post Office Mural 6-25-09
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • Rio Grande Valley, Winter Texans and Texas BBQ 5-1-09
  • Aircraft
  • Agricultural Aircraft and Leland Snow 4-1-09
  • Old Military Road
  • Old Military Road 3-1-09
    US 83 from Rio Grande City to Brownsville
  • Lighthouse Ghost
  • The Keeper of Seul Choix Point
    Like many places where mortals spend a lot of time lighthouses are frequently thought to be haunted. This is one such case.
  • Photography
    TEXAS

  • Abram 2-21-09
  • Adrian
  • Alexander
  • Angleton 8-3-07
  • Aransas Pass
  • Arcola 8-16-07
  • Ashtola
  • Bacliff 5-13-11
  • Batson 5-8-08
  • Bayside 7-1-07
  • Bellevue
  • Blue Norther 9-14-12
  • Boca Chica 5-20-07
  • Boling 12-14-08
  • Bonney 8-26-07
  • Brownfield
  • Brownsville 6-18-07
  • Carancahua 8-6-08
  • Chillicothe
  • China Grove 8-26-07
  • Claude
  • Cleveland 5-8-08
  • Combes 2-28-08
  • Copano 7-1-07
  • Copano Bay Causeway 2-11-08
  • Corpus Christi 6-18-07
  • Corrigan
  • Cox's Point 6-8-07
  • Dacus 12-29-07
  • Daisetta 5-5-08
  • Damon 8-23-07
  • Dan Blocker 10-26-07
  • Dobbin 12-29-07
  • Donna 6-6-08
  • El Paisano Hotel
  • Elissa - Tall Ship 11-11-07
  • Estelline
  • Fort Stockton 6-6-13
  • Fred Hartman Bridge 2-18-08
  • Fresno 8-16-07
  • Fulton 7-1-07
  • Ganado 6-10-08
  • Garrison
  • Glenrio
  • Goose Island Oak
  • Granjeño 3-27-08
  • Gregory 6-18-07
  • Guy 8-16-07
  • Halingen 4-10-08
  • Harrold
  • Hawley 2-24-09
  • Hedley
  • Hull 9-7-07
  • Ingleside 6-18-07
  • Jolly
  • Juliff 8-3-07
  • Kenedy 3-17-08
  • Kohrville 5-12-10
  • Kress Building 3-3-08
  • Freeport 8-8-07
  • La Lomita Chapel 2-16-07
  • La Marque 5-13-11
  • La Porte 4-14-08
  • La Ward
  • Laguna Vista 6-23-08
  • Lake Jackson 8-26-07
  • Lamar 5-20-13
  • Landergin
  • Lane City 8-1-08
  • Las Rusias 7-14-14
  • Liberty 2-26-08
  • Los Indios 4-27-10
  • Los Fresnos 2-25-08
  • Louetta 5-12-10
  • Lozano 4-24-08
  • Mackay
  • Magnet 8-1-08
  • Magnolia 12-29-07
  • Marfa, Texas - Presidio County Courthouse
  • Matagorda 5-18-11
  • McAllen 3-17-08
  • Mercedes 3-17-08
  • Mineral Well, Baker Hotel
  • Morgan's Point 3-3-08
  • Needville 8-16-07
  • Normanna 9-7-07
  • North Houston 5-12-10
  • Oklaunion
  • Olivia 8-22-13
  • Oyster Creek 8-25-07
  • Papalote 9-7-07
  • Penitas 2-25-08
  • Petronila 6-12-08
  • Pipe Creek 5-20-07
  • Plains
  • Plantersville 12-29-07
  • Pleak 8-16-07
  • Port Aransas 1-30-07
  • Port Mansfield 1-22-10
  • Portland 6-18-07
  • Quintana 8-3-07
  • Rancho Viejo 2-28-07
  • Relampago 3-13-08
  • Richards 12-29-07
  • Rio Hondo 4-7-08
  • Roans Prairie 1-7-08
  • Rockport Cemetery
  • Rockport - Texas Maritime Museum 6-1-10
  • Rosharon 8-26-07
  • Rye 12-7-07
  • San Juan 5-8-08
  • San Perlita 1-22-10
  • Sandy Point 8-26-07
  • Santa Maria 2-20-08
  • Santa Rosa 4-24-08
  • Satsuma 5-12-10
  • Sinton 7-1-07
  • Sterling City
  • Stoneham 12-29-07
  • Surfside Beach 8-8-07
  • Taft 7-1-07
  • Teague
  • Texarkana - Hotel McCartney
  • Texas City 9-15-13
  • Thornton Skirmish 6-12-08
  • Tuleta 11-3-07
  • Tulsita 2-25-08
  • Velasco 8-8-07
  • Votaw 12-7-07
  • Wadsworth 8-1-08
  • Washburn
  • Water Valley
  • Weedhaven 5-25-07
  • Welch 5-20-07
  • Weslaco 11-22-10
  • West Columbia 8-26-07
  • Wharton - The Tee Pee Motel

    Special Subjects
  • Grain Elevators
  • Robstown Post Office Mural

    Miscellaneous
  • Bison


  • USA

    Illinois
  • Mary's River Covered Bridge, Chester
  • Bureau County Red Covered Bridge, Princeton
  • Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Springfield

    Iowa
  • Madison County Courthouse, Winterset
  • Cutler-Donahoe Covered Bridge, Madison County

    Lake Erie
  • Lake Erie Lighthouses- An Erie Story

    Maine
  • Maine's Easy 18 Lighthouses

    Michigan
  • Lighthouses of Lake Michigan's Shores
  • The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
  • Seul Choix Point Lighthouse

    Missouri
  • Sandy Creek Covered Bridge, Goldman


  • New Mexico

  • Elizabethtown

    Utah
  • Utah’s Scenic Byway 12
  • Utah's Valley of the Gods

    Vermont
  • Vermont, Maple Surple and Covered Bridges

    Wisconsin
  • A Victorian Gothic Standpipe - Milwaukee's Old North Point Water Tower

    Monument Valley
  • Monument Valley
  • Monument Valley Arizona & Utah
  • Ken Rudine on Traveling Team Rudine

    I am a native Houstonian. Born in 1931 my father was from Wharton County and my mother was from Angelina County.

    My dad introduced me to the photographic process before I was a teenager. In 1950 the Korean War and my enlistment in the USAF sent me to Europe, North Africa and San Antonio, where I first appreciated the Hill Country in particular Bandera.

    In 1958 I started a darkroom business known as 5P Processing Laboratories. As Houston was still in its first decade of building air conditioned houses and my brother asked me to manage his air conditioning business. He subsequently entered the apartment development and I moved on to be a Manufacturing Manager managing Triangle Engineering a manufacturing company making Turbovents (roof mounted, wind driven, rotary ventilators that cooled attics). I have four U. S. Patents relevant to ventilation.

    During these times I had photo-journalism articles published in Popular Mechanics, Camping as well as photos used in advertising, but mostly my photography was for me.

    Yvonne Clouse was born in Elgin, IL. Although basically from southern MN some of her high school years she attended high school in McAllen TX, later graduating in Owatonna, MN. Afterward she attended Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. She, her husband and first daughter moved to Houston in 1965 joining her parents who lived nearby in Bellaire. Yvonne and I were married in 1979.

    At the request of my cousin, in 1998 I became computer literate. Yvonne and I have long believed in what goes around, comes around. Through a freak chain of events in 2003 I received a digital camera. Soon afterward, I was asked if I knew of Shanghi Pierce. I searched the web and simultaneously found Shanghi in Texas Escapes. Recognizing this as what I think is God's work I immediately began contributing photos and information.

    Over the years we have refined our methods to acquire our magazine contributions into team work. Yvonne drives while I concentrate on navigation and photography. We soon discovered that as we worked we were not as invisible as we thought. We realized that someone is always watching so we began to initiate conversations. The response is amazing - try it.

    Our name can be pronounced a few ways, so in this case I have tried to help people overcome that obstacle by combining the "rhyming word team" with Rudine. Hence we use the name The Rudine Team and/or Traveling Team Rudine.

    © Ken Rudine
    July 28, 2009
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