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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, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
My dear friend and I stood on the front step of his sister’s home today after ringing the doorbell. From inside, we could hear her literally scream with delight (rejoicing because she knew who was at the door). She came quickly to the door, opened it, face beaming; then suddenly burst through in a rush to chase her little dogs which had just escaped the open door and were making for the street.
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 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
As a college freshman I was introduced to the following short story in a sociology class. “Appointment With Love” by Sulamith Ish-Kishor was first published in 1943 during World War II. It is a romantic story about a young lieutenant and a lady who fall in love. The author shows that true love is possible between two people who have never met if they are able to trust their true inner feelings and instincts.
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, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
As a contractor that does new homes, remodels, and miscellaneous repairs, I cringe when I hear some contractor quotes and ideas when I have my Real Estate hat on. So again, I would highly recommend for you to get a couple quotes, get references, and see some of their work. In talking about seeing some of their work, beware; this does not always reveal what could lie under some of the repairs.
, 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, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
What could be better than receiving an offer to buy your property? Getting more than one offer to buy your property! But before you jump at the one with the highest dollar amount, consider other factors that will determine which offer is right for you. Where’s this money coming from? Without cash or a letter from a lender that is providing a mortgage loan, buyers may not be able to afford the price they’re proposing.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
So often in a class setting we think about how the teachers need to change or better themselves. We think if the teacher would’ve said or did something differently then we would’ve gotten better grades or done better on the test etc. While a good teacher is a lovely blessing, even a strong student can learn from a bad teacher.