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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, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015
This last rainy Tuesday we used the kitchen mill to grain some hard red wheat berries into flour. We then used that fresh, warm, whole wheat flour to make bread, following a recipe given me by a dear friend in Canyon Lake. The simple recipe calls for only water, oil, yeast, salt, honey, and of course, the whole wheat flour.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 30, 2015
Recipe for a Trail: Start with a densely wooded and overgrown area. Add the Central Texas Trail Tamers and a group of dedicated park volunteers. Remove debris, prepare and smooth trail surfaces, prune trees and bushes, and mix in some sweat. Sprinkle liberally with boulders for steps and voila – a new trail is created!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 9, 2015
Happy New Year! It seems that December was much shorter than past years. Our weather in Texas is typical Texas. One day freezing, the next day 70-80 degrees. The “Snow Birds” that visit the Blanco Area still think our area is the best place to be! It’s time to: Prepare garden soil for Winter and Spring planting.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015
During a recent vacation, my wife and I paid a visit to Inez Horner, an elderly cousin of mine who lives in the beautiful Heber Valley of Utah. Because we live in Texas, she was especially excited to see us. Almost immediately upon entering her home, she rummaged through a drawer and produced a letter that she had received from a long-lost friend.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
I love Christmas Time. I’m not the type to put the tree up the day after Halloween, but I am listening to Christmas music by the day after Thanksgiving. Christmas is really the only holiday to have it’s own “time”, really. There’s no “feeling of Easter” or wonder about what will happen on the 4th of July.
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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, ...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015
How can you make a room your own oasis? What is your special room? Is it the Master bedroom, Master bathroom, Man Cave, hobby room, game room? So what do you do to make it an oasis? Here are some tips: Keep the Master Bedroom a bedroom. No working from here.
, 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, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015
Ever seen a Texas Realtor’s name with a jumble of random letters after it? They’re not so random at all. In fact, I’ll decipher the code for you right now: What are these acronyms? Texas Realtors can obtain designations in specialized areas of real estate. These designations signify the person has gone beyond what is mandatory to earn a real estate license.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015
“Yoga is about freedom-freedom of movement, thoughts and energetic flow.” ~ Ray Long, MD, FRCSC “I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible.” I have heard this several times over the years from people when they explain why the can’t possibly try yoga. I always find it funny because the yoga is not about your flexibility.