Horseshoe Bay Beacon
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
No, no, I’m not talking about the line at the post office. I’m speaking of my favorite television program which airs on KLRU every Monday evening at 7 p.m., the real Antiques Roadshow that travels all around the United States, appraising items that may or may not be of value.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 • Posted February 13, 2014
My best friend, growing up, was Paula Ann. Yes, yes. Everyone in west Texas, and in east Texas for that matter, has a middle name. First and middle names are tied together like a team of mules and the middle name is always voiced one octave above the first one.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 • Posted February 2, 2014
Our children now live at the eastern end of FM 1431 in Cedar Park. I can hear you groaning and I agree, the road through the Balcones Wildlife Refuge to Lago Vista is one of the windiest, narrowest (in places) roads in this area. The highway can try your patience and your religion at times, especially when driving behind a slow moving truck that is impossible to see around.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Posted January 9, 2014
Second Thursday of the Month The Highland Lakes Aggie Moms’ Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at the River City Grille in Marble Falls. Social time is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting is from 6 until 7 p.m. An optional dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are open to all Aggie moms and to all those interested in supporting our Highland Lakes students at Texas A&M.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Posted January 9, 2014 • Photos
We haven’t had a real cold spell in Horseshoe Bay in years so Old Man Winter owed us one. Not to worry, though, because the weather man says it should be 70 degrees by Friday. I remember some winters when I was much, much colder.... The old house was built on pier and beam with a sheet metal roof, no insulation between the wood on the outside and the wood on the inside and open to the wind in all directions.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 • Posted December 28, 2013
This morning with my first cup of coffee, I surveyed the kitchen and asked myself, “What goes better with coffee, Chex Mix, a peanut butter bon-bon or peppermint bark candy?” Every year, during the week leading up to Christmas, the party atmosphere and the opportunities for over-eating and over-drinking abound.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 • Posted December 19, 2013 • Photos
Eileen Hurd, wife of the late Wayne Hurd, recently had the idea of recording some thoughts and histories of those residents who have been in Horseshoe Bay since the 1970’s, and our Flashbacks column was created. Ron Lynn Mitchell is one of HSB’s earliest residents, and this article will reflect how his talent and influence permeates our beautiful City.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 • Updated December 12, 2013 9:40 PM
As an investor, you’ll eventually need to make all sorts of decisions — and some will be difficult. But there’s one choice you can make that can be relatively easy: reinvesting stock dividends. It’s simple to reinvest dividends — you just need to sign up for a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP).
Thursday, December 12, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
Last weekend, I was flying home commercially and passed through Las Vegas, Nevada. The airport was packed with people wearing boots and hats because, and you may not be aware, it is National Finals Rodeo week in Las Vegas. The NFR is the Super Bowl of the sport of rodeo and if you are a proud citizen of the great state of Texas, you need to know that little bit of trivia for conversational purposes if nothing else.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013
Recess for the third grade at Cross Plains Elementary was in the afternoon, that sleepy time after lunch when children began to nod off. It was a Friday, Sloppy Joe day in the lunchroom, and some of us were beginning to put our foreheads on our hands on the desk in a kind of Sloppy Joe stupor.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 • Posted November 20, 2013
As I write this column, dear reader, I begin the finishing lap of my fifth decade. I have come to realize, as Jackson Browne so aptly sang in Doctor My Eyes, “It’s later than it seems.” A friend of mine stated last week that she’s not middle aged anymore unless she lives to be 120.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013
Summer before last, Sky King and I were playing the Senior North South in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Some girls from Chattanooga, Tennessee, were playing who I had befriended the year before in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The girls and I began looking at pictures on our phones and iPads. I had a beautiful picture of my daughter-in-law in her wedding dress in the middle of a pasture.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013 • Photos
Horseshoe Bay lost one of its most dedicated pioneer supporters recently when Frank Crockett passed away on September 4, 2013. Frank and his wife, Dorothy, moved here in 1972 and soon became participants in many activities in the community. They helped organize the Highland Lakes Republican Women’s Club and were active in The Church at Horseshoe Bay.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Hayes McClurken is my friend. He came to me by way of my old college roommate who met Hayes at Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico, 25 years ago. Hayes was a much younger man when he and Connie met. To this day, Hayes and his wife, Lil, still meet Connie during the same week each year at the beautiful spa and retreat which is Rancho La Puerta.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 • Posted October 3, 2013
As an investor, how much risk can you tolerate? It’s an important question — because the answer can help you make the right investment choices. Before you know your risk tolerance, you’ll want to make sure you first understand the nature of investment risk — the risk of losing principal. This risk is especially prevalent when you invest in stocks, because stock prices will always fluctuate — and there are never any guarantees about performance.