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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, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Do you want to lose weight? Or do you want to lose fat? “I want to lose weight first. Then I’ll start using weights to tone and sculpt.” These are actual words recently spoken to me by a sweet friend of mine. Let me offer some tips on this: A balanced program of strength and conditioning includes both cardiovascular and resistance exercises.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
It’s springtime in Blanco State Park! You can tell because the Winter Texans staying in the park are preparing to make their journeys back North. One couple we spoke with, Lennie and Dick, plan to stop at Fort Davis and other parks on their way back to Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
It’s time for the hummingbirds and Purple Martins, so it’s time to fill the feeders and clean the Martin houses. I checked last years calendar and we saw the first hummingbird on April 1. The Purple Martin scouts are already here. To plan your spring and summer landscape choose a color scheme, then mass your colors, put colors where it will be most effective.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
The rule of law is one of the fundamental principles upon which a stable society is built. Unfortunately, the rule of law is oft-times ignored or misconstrued in order for one group or one philosophy to prevail over another. Things haven’t changed much in 2,000 years. Take for instance the trial, or set of trials, that sent Jesus Christ to the cross.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
Sometimes I think that my one true hobby is having hobbies. There are some that have stuck with me through the years, mainly reading. Interesting to note that I turn into a slightly awful person when I’m reading, unaware and unwilling to share in what’s going on around me. I read an entire book this last Saturday.
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Potpourri
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Dear Readers: Just a Happy Easter to all of you from me in West Virginia! My mom is doing well at her Alzheimer's unit here, Lyle is holding down the fort (with the cats) out on River Bend in Blanco, and life goes on. Thanks to all of you who keep me informed about happenings in Blanco, especially Florine (and Harold) Lord, Leona Smylie, the ladies at Stricklands, and Kee Hudson.
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, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
A Paragon Builders had a very busy year and we need a brief break. Thanks to everyone that called and used us. We will take a short vacation and return first part of March. In the meantime, put that wish list together for all your remodel ideas or the start of your dream home. Whether you are able to do your project this year or next, plan…plan…plan.
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, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
People may select homes based on their wants and needs, but their personalities affect the transaction, too. As a seller, you can benefit from knowing about the different types of buyers you’ll encounter. Such an understanding will help you avoid frustrations and make the transaction and negotiations go much smoother.