Our Texas weather can change in no time flat, particularly when what passes for winter sets in. Saturday afternoon, a cold and cloudy day, I took a drive through the community of Noack, in Southeast Williamson County. Despite the county’s rapid growth, Noack (so far) has kept its calm persona. Since the subjects were almost monotones anyway, let’s go with black-and-white treatment, shall we? Included: Christ Lutheran Church, a congregation in the area for 125 years; an old shack, or maybe a barn, overtaken by growth; a farmer uses his tractor to haul a horse trailer; finally, grain elevators, fronted by a generous helping of Blackland Prairie soil.