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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, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
I tipped you on how to begin pushing your body weight last time. Remember push, pull, rotation, squat and lunge? Now…what about pulling your own weight? That can be a little more challenging, for some. Just as some think of military style push-ups when thinking body weight push; many think of a pull-up or chin-up, when thinking body weight pulls.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
The Naturescape Activity Center in Blanco State Park continues to evolve. The latest addition is the butterfly garden, which volunteers planted in late Spring with many native varieties of milkweed and nectar plants. Butterflies were fluttering throughout the garden even as the plants were being put in the ground! These native plants will provide nutrition and energy to butterflies in their mature stages, and will also provide a place for butterflies to lay their eggs.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
Have you noticed the cedars (Ashe Juniper) trees these past months? One of our citizens asked me about the trees dying and I had not noticed the trees until I made a trip to Dripping Springs. The diseased trees were obvious . Complete sections of cedars are brown, the tree limbs have dropped their needles and only bare branches remain.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
The following story was popular when I was but a youth. Farmer Smith wanted a boy to work on his farm. He was doing some interviewing of candidates. A thoughtful-looking lad of about sixteen attracted him. The boy was confronted with a rather abrupt question from the gruff old agriculturalist.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 19, 2014
Wow! We sure have a full issue this week! I wasn’t planning on writing a column but I’ve found a little space so I thought I would give a shout-out to the people who, in my opinion, have one of the toughest jobs out there. Hey Customer Service Job oriented folks!
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Potpourri
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, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 25, 2014
There are some Do’s and Don’ts when you are building your home or even doing a remodel. I thought I would pass on these tidbits. We’ll start with the Don’t list. These are either if you plan on living in a home you are building or building to sell. Never put carpet in a bathroom.
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, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
You can’t change when or where your house was built. And unless you want to spend a lot of money that you’ll never recoup in a sale, now’s not the time to knock down walls or build an addition. But there are ways to make your rooms look bigger, and I recommend that you try some before you put your house on the market. You don’t have to be a professional home stager to accomplish this trick, and you don’t need a lot of money.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
I’m dedicating the next two articles to the beginner and to the beginners mind. In my experience as a yoga teacher and student I know it can be hard to come to class because you are not comfortable in your body or you think you have nothing else to learn.