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Derek Price

Polaris Slingshot, Facebook

Derek Price, the author of the "Cargazing" column that appears in the Herald-Banner and is nationally distributed, has lately been driving a Polaris Slingshot, a cross between a car and a motorcycle, which he says is very impractical but extremely fun to drive.  We also discuss an article on "Top Five Ways Cars Have Gotten More Dangerous."

Hunt County Public Art

Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art says the organization is seeking proposals from area artists for projects in 2019.  The organization pays artists to create works of art in public places.  

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Derek Price, owner of Greenshoot Media and author of the "Cargazing" newspaper column,  says automobile companies are adapting to what seems to be millennials' cooler attitude toward cars.  Derek says only about 60 percent of 18 year olds now have a driver's license, compared to 80 percent in the 1980s.  He says car companies are adapting.  The companies are making cars much more capable of connecting with smart phones.  Another idea being a

Ram

Derek Price, author of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column that appears in the Herald-Banner, says the complete redesigned of the Ram 1500 pickup is "remarkable."  He says it adds up to a smoother, quieter ride.  And, of pop cultural interest, Ram has removed the ram-head logo from the grille, which may disturb some traditionalists. 

Jeep

The author of the syndicated "Cargazing" column, Derek Price, says the Jeep Trackhawk, which he recently drove, is "crazy ... thrilling ... illogical."  It is an off-road SUV with a 707 horsepower engine that goes fom 0-60 mph in 3 1/2 seconds.  On another topic, Derek says he thinks we're farther away from everyday use of self-driving cars than many have predicted.

Hunt County Public Art, David Zvanut

Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art says the organization will hold its annual "Hearts for the Arts" fund raiser at the Emerald Ballroom in downtown Greenville Saturday night (February 10).  They'll be raising money for two new projects.  The latest to be revealed is a fused-glass window depicting a bois d'arc tree in the Commerce Public Library.  The window will be crafted by artist David Zvanut, who also created the bois d'arc sculpture in th

Hunt County Public Art, Facebook

Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art says the organization has approved a new mural for the L.P. Waters Early Childhood Center on West Lee Street in Greenville, and has tentatively approved a project for Commerce pending the approval of the Commerce City Council.  The L.P. Waters project is a mural titled "The Sky's the Limit" by artist Elisa Lane.  On a related note, Derek says the Greenville City Council has rescinded a moratorium on downtown art projects.

Texas A&M Engineering

Derek Price, owner of Greenshoot Media in Greenville, makes increasing use of drones to shoot overhead video for his clients.  While Derek says drones have become practical for many purposes, there are considerable safety and privacy concerns.

Chrysler, Cargazing.com

The writer of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column, Derek Price of Greenville, says Chrysler's new Pacifica is the best mini-van on the market.  The Pacifica is hybrid vehicle that can drive about 30 miles on electric power.  It replaces the iconic Town & Country.  Derek says Volkswagen has simplified its Jetta line.  The Jetta was rated as a top safety pick by  the Insura

Ford.com

Derek Price, the author of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column, says the theme at the State Fair Auto Show this year is luxury pickup trucks, such as the new Ford Super Duty Limited, which with all options sells for $94,000.  Derek says the Toyota Camry, the nation's best-selling car, has been redesigned from rather plain and nondescript to very stylish

Hunt County Public Art, Debora Schubert Lytle

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media and Hunt County Public Art says the organization is accepting proposals for public art projects from local artists through Friday, September 29.  Hunt County Public Art pays the artists for the projects, which so far have included murals and sculptures.  One of the projects is a mural at the Hunt Regional Emergency Center in Commerce, a wildflower mural by Debora Schubert Lytle.

Toyota

Derek Price, the author of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column that appears in the Herald-Banner, reflects on driver-assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control, which he calls "baby steps toward autonomous driving."

Drum Corps International

Chuck Berry's "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll" could also have been a tribute to drum corps, which Derek Price of Greenshoot Media says are growing in popularity beyond high-school and college bands.  A Drum Corps International performance is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 at the University of North Texas in Denton. Another performance is Monday, July 24 at Wildcat-Ram Stadium, Lake Highlands High School, in north Dallas.

Alpha Romeo

Derek Price, author of the syndicated "Cargazing" column which appears in the Herald-Banner, recently participated in the Texas Auto Roundup at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, and says the Alpha Romeo Giluia was named the "Car of Texas."  Derek says he was also very impressed by the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan as a family vehicle.

Texas State University

Derek Price, the owner of Greenshoot Media in Commerce, recently produced a video for Hunt County Public Art using a drone. Derek is licensed to fly drones, and says the remote-controlled devices are becoming more and more practical in everyday life.

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