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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, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
I mentioned recently to one of my morning class participants that I’m pursuing a college education and want to be a psychologist when I grow up. After some discussion we decided that at least I can tell people what doesn’t work. We both laughed at that. The thought came to me of a doctor who smokes, telling you to stop smoking; or an out of shape trainer helping you with your exercise program.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
The stars at night are big and bright, here in the Hill Country of Texas, and we hope it stays that way – or even improves – in the coming years. Preserving the night sky by reducing light pollution caused by outdoor lighting is the focus of a number of local groups and organizations, including Blanco State Park.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 8, 2014
July flew by so quickly. It seems the regular garden chores haven’t been completed. This is the strangest summer, weather-wise, I can remember, but being a gardener we must prepare for the Fall Garden. Stop pinching mums, asters, blackberry vines, and poinsettias. Add a healthy layer of compost on your garden beds. Thin iris plants now, move to other areas of your yard, or share them with special friends. By the middle of the month, webworms may be a problem, especially in pecan trees.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
In the year 1847 it took Brigham Young and his advance party of pioneers 111 days to travel 1,031 miles from Winters Quarters, Nebraska, to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. In that party were 143 men, 3 women and 2 children. In the next two decades prior to the coming of the railroad in 1869, more than 70,000 brave souls would follow that same trail.
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, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
I keep seeing hire this person, or hire this one, but do they have references? For your protection, make sure you get things in writing, get references, and look at some of their work. It’s even better if you can stick with locals and support them. We have many good locals that can do construction, trades with skills, and more in Blanco area.
, 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, 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, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
Being a beginner is, in some ways, the best place to be. Like beginning any new endeavor its exhilarating, challenging and intimidating. You may feel overwhelmed or embarrassed because touching your toes is something you only did as a kid. But, you’ll never touch your toes again if you don’t try!