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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, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Pain in the back is just…well…a pain, as too many of us know firsthand. A strong, healthy core (think of a tree with a thick, strong trunk), means a healthy back. Low back pain is triggered by some combination of excessive movement, muscle strain or injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the spine.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Exciting improvements have been taking place at Blanco State Park. Most recently, a new walking trail was developed at the east end of the park. The trail begins near the Naturescape Activity Center and works its way east past the old stone pump house, leading to a nice walk to the lower part of the Kendalia Road dam.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Fall is for planting. This is a familiar saying in October. The rain and cooler weather is wonderful. Many plants are growing and blooming that have not bloomed during spring and summer. The Crape Myrtles are beginning to bloom. If you are concerned that your trees don’t bloom until late in the season, the problem could be they are an older variety.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
I recently received a letter from my brother Jay R in which he reminisced about our years in Mexico: “On a trip to Torreon, Mom, Dad, Dale and I stopped at the usual restaurant, “Los Globos,” to eat. I always ordered the enchiladas suizas. I happened to be sitting near the very large plate-glass window that looked out on the street.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
My son started 1st grade earlier this month and in just the first few weeks he has come home with some “yellow dots” for distracting others. This theme of distraction isn't new to me. I remember explaining to him once that is was OK to get distracted now and then, but I encouraged that when it’s time for business, get to it!
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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, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
As you start building your house or remodeling, your builder will be asking questions. Some of these questions need quick answers. So, what could be so pressing? You’ve designed your home remodel, you’re ready to pull the trigger to start the project, but wait, you need to get some questions answered.
, 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, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Waymond Lightfoot, broker of RE/MAX Genesis, Welcomes Alicia Artese to the Blanco office. Alicia brings her professional expertise as well as her knowledge of the Texas Hill Country. RE/MAX is proud to have Alicia as the newest Realtor in the Blanco office.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
As the seasons change so do our routines, attitudes and activities. Fall is a welcome change from the heat of the summer. We begin to enjoy the cool air and the fall harvest. With all these changes though, we may be left feeling tired and depleted. Through a yogic lifestyle we can be proactive through diet, exercise choices and sleep patterns so we feel energized even in the midst of changing weather and a more hectic schedule.