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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 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
All of us hurt ourselves at some time or other. The degree to which we hurt ourselves determines whether or not we’re injured. Injuries always hurt. But hurt doesn’t always mean injured. When we exercise, we often feel a sensation of perceived discomfort, due to micro-trauma to working muscles (which results in growing healthier muscles).
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 31, 2014
The Friends of Blanco State Park group is very fortunate to be the recipient of many wonderful donations from the community. These donations help to improve and protect the park’s natural beauty for our current enjoyment as well as the enjoyment of future generations. We are very grateful for the incredible donation made to the Friends group by the Blanco Non-Profit Coalition as a result of the wildly successful Wild Woman Weekend.
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, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Back in the days of the covered wagon, travelers would often orient their wagon tongues toward the North Star before retiring for the night. In the morning, when the stars were no longer visible, they simply had to look at the wagon tongue to calculate their direction of travel. As we travel through this veil of tears called life, I think it is imperative to keep our orientation, to keep our eyes on the things of most importance. I was first introduced to the Solis family back in 1981 when I ...
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 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Imagine walking through model homes and what do you normally hear or say? “Oh wow, I’d like that.” So when I started thinking about this and noticing the things that get the “Oh wow,” usually are: Kitchens, Master Bath, Closets, Home Theater / Man Cave, Wine Cellar, Laundry Room/Mud Room, Patio/Pool/Landscaping seem to win.
, 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!

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