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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • Posted February 21, 2013
Dear Readers: Lots of things have conspired against my getting a column in the paper regularly in the last few weeks; suffice to say, I am back (for a while, at least). Congratulations are in order to Mr. Phil Evett, who celebrated his 90th +birthday with a fabulous surprise party at the Blue Star Gallery in San Antonio on Saturday, given by his wife Joanne.
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Fit Tips
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
When it comes to exercise: “I’m afraid I’ll look silly trying to do that,” “I’m afraid I won’t be able to keep up,” and “What will people think when they see me?” are some things I’ve been told. Most are variations on two basic fears: 1) Fear of criticism and 2) Fear of failure.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
It’s springtime in Blanco State Park! You can tell because the Winter Texans staying in the park are preparing to make their journeys back North. One couple we spoke with, Lennie and Dick, plan to stop at Fort Davis and other parks on their way back to Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
It’s time for the hummingbirds and Purple Martins, so it’s time to fill the feeders and clean the Martin houses. I checked last years calendar and we saw the first hummingbird on April 1. The Purple Martin scouts are already here. To plan your spring and summer landscape choose a color scheme, then mass your colors, put colors where it will be most effective.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
I was in elementary school when Dad brought home our first television set. He had won it at a fund raising auction—it was the first TV in our neighborhood. The screen was all of ten inches and the picture was in black and white. There were only three stations and they went off the air at midnight after playing the national anthem.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
Sometimes I think that my one true hobby is having hobbies. There are some that have stuck with me through the years, mainly reading. Interesting to note that I turn into a slightly awful person when I’m reading, unaware and unwilling to share in what’s going on around me. I read an entire book this last Saturday.
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Potpourri
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 22, 2013
Dear Readers, I have been gone quite a while now but still keep up with all my friends in Blanco and do the proofreading for the paper. In this way, I learned that Noah Schwarzlose got his first eight-point buck a couple weeks ago. Way to go, Noah! If I were there, I would kiss you on the top of your head in front of EVERYBODY!!!!! I wanted to take the opportunity to thank Florine Lord for being so kind as to send me the BUMC bulletin with a special note for me inside.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted March 28, 2013
Frank Kincaid, Jr., Public Intoxication Felipe Corona, Speeding Christy McSpadden, Speeding Megan Kelly, Speeding Kevin Collins, Public display of alcohol Emily Monroe, Public display of alcohol Luiggi Petreucic, Speeding Benjamin Quinonez, Failure to maintain financial responsibility Christopher Gonzalez, Failure to report change of address Linda Dechert, Speeding Casey Behr, Possession of illegally taken deer, Possession of drug paraphernalia Lyndon Phillips, ...
, A Paragon Builders / Vallone Real Estate
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
A Paragon Builders had a very busy year and we need a brief break. Thanks to everyone that called and used us. We will take a short vacation and return first part of March. In the meantime, put that wish list together for all your remodel ideas or the start of your dream home. Whether you are able to do your project this year or next, plan…plan…plan.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2014
Published January 2, 1991 Who’s that “Gal” riding around in Victor Seymour’s Truck?... It’s “Cindy” that’s who. And she really knows how to “put on the dog” - so to speak. When she came to visit the newspaper New Years 1991, she was all decked out in a red hat, matching beads, and silver spectacles.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
People may select homes based on their wants and needs, but their personalities affect the transaction, too. As a seller, you can benefit from knowing about the different types of buyers you’ll encounter. Such an understanding will help you avoid frustrations and make the transaction and negotiations go much smoother.