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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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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
A well-recognized proverbial phenomenon in life is the ‘crossroad.’ Too often, one passes through the crossroad without having realized he was there until after having passed that way. (Think ‘hindsight is 20/20’). Fortunate is the one who stands at a crossroad and recognizes it for what it is: a point in time when important choices are made; choices that will impact the rest of the journey.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
With Halloween days away, it seems fitting that this is National Bat Week. Blanco State Park is a seasonal host to hundreds of bats, thanks in part to the bat house located near the parking lot for the Caswell Nature Trail. In fact, the new interpretive park ranger at Blanco State Park, Kate Boysen, held the first official Blanco Bat Count on October 3 with the help of 13 citizen scientists ranging from children to adults.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Fall is for planting. This is a familiar saying in October. The rain and cooler weather is wonderful. Many plants are growing and blooming that have not bloomed during spring and summer. The Crape Myrtles are beginning to bloom. If you are concerned that your trees don’t bloom until late in the season, the problem could be they are an older variety.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
In the early 1970’s affirmative action became the law of the land. In Austin, if you weren’t a minority female, you could forget about getting a good professional entry-level job. It was at that time that I exited the University of Texas at Austin with a master’s degree. “We like your credentials and experience but…” Thus it went with job interview after job interview.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
My son started 1st grade earlier this month and in just the first few weeks he has come home with some “yellow dots” for distracting others. This theme of distraction isn't new to me. I remember explaining to him once that is was OK to get distracted now and then, but I encouraged that when it’s time for business, get to it!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Dear hearts and gentle people: Just a blast from West Virginia, and a thank you for my lovely note from Miss Ada recounting her well-attended birthday party. Florine is wonderful at keeping me updated on church goings-on and Kee keeps me in stitches with library antics. And I miss Leona something dretful!
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, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014
Have you ever considered adding built-in items to your home (new or remodel)? So many items can be done. I once listed and sold a home, where the owners had lived in a RV for awhile. They knew how to pack and travel, so when they decided to build, they utilized a lot of the ideas from the RV living.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
Sellers often make a major mistake when deciding how much their home should sell for. Instead of thinking about what their home would really be worth in the current marketplace, they focus on what their property is worth to them. These emotions can lead to pricing your home out of buyers’ reach and interest, leading to a longer time on the market. Consider the correct, objective factors when determining your house’s value to determine an asking price in line with what the market will bear.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Waymond Lightfoot, broker of RE/MAX Genesis, Welcomes Alicia Artese to the Blanco office. Alicia brings her professional expertise as well as her knowledge of the Texas Hill Country. RE/MAX is proud to have Alicia as the newest Realtor in the Blanco office.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
As the seasons change so do our routines, attitudes and activities. Fall is a welcome change from the heat of the summer. We begin to enjoy the cool air and the fall harvest. With all these changes though, we may be left feeling tired and depleted. Through a yogic lifestyle we can be proactive through diet, exercise choices and sleep patterns so we feel energized even in the midst of changing weather and a more hectic schedule.