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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, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
I spent a few minutes with one of my favorite clients yesterday. She is 97 years old. We worked to increase core strength and stability, and practiced standing and walking without lateral support. My little client and I have been working together for nearly three years. She is amazing and wonderful.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
In this season of giving thanks, the Friends group is grateful for the many things that Blanco State Park has to offer, from its natural beauty to opportunities to hike, fish, kayak, camp, picnic, stroll, swim, play, attend special events, and just plain enjoy nature. This month, we find that there is yet another reason to be thankful for the park, and that is for its economic impact.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
November is a changeable month. In some of our area, winter arrives and shuts down winter gardens. In some of southern Texas, it is time to plant Fall and Winter gardens. Harvest summer crops before the first freeze. Tomatoes can be picked while still green. They will ripen while sitting on the counter or window sill.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
“The Mailbox” was a short black and white film produced by Brigham Young University back in the 1960’s. It told the story of a little old lady who lived alone in her quaint rural farm home. She and her husband had raised two children in the rustic little house that was set back from the tree-lined road several hundred feet.
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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Potpourri
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 5, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in Blanco, welcome back to my in-laws, Mel and Ramona, and congratulations to Blanco’s finest goat wrangler and his lovely wife on the birth of their new baby girl. Y’all done good! PS - Many, many blessings to Sally and Wilson! They are both keepers!
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, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 28, 2014
The most important thing in any project is the alignment. This pertains to foundations, tile work, flooring, etc. If you are overseeing the projects yourself, you know you have a great contractor when they believe and use the strings in alignments. So many times you think you can measure and judge where something should go or connect to.
, 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.
, By Texas Assoc. of Realtors
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
During your search for a new home, you may come across property located in a homeowners association, commonly referred to as an HOA. Before you make an offer, think about the pros and cons of living in a regulated community. The purpose of an HOA While some HOAs have voluntary membership, many are mandatory for everyone who owns property in the neighborhood.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We’ve all heard this piece of advice meaning eat well to stay well. In yoga there is a similar piece of advice: A twist a day keeps the doctor away! All yoga postures, or asanas, have benefits but twists are especially valuable as they aid digestion, relieve headaches and backaches and promote the kidneys and abdominal organs to function properly.