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Thursday, October 31, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013
Every time my former mother-in-law, Miss Scarlett, walked into her friend Miss Mary Virginia’s home, if she were out of eyesight of Mary Virginia, she would gingerly lift a lovely Baccarat figurine and look at a sticker placed beneath. If her name was on the sticker, she knew she was still in Mary Virginia’s good graces.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • Posted October 20, 2013 • Photos
Are you looking for a fun adventure this weekend? Load up some friends and family and head to San Saba on Saturday for their free annual Pecan Jam on the San Saba town square, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy 7 bands, great local products, craft beer and sample wine from 7 area wineries.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 • Posted February 29, 2012 • Photos
Hico’s location 110 miles from Horseshoe Bay makes it a perfect stop in the road on your way to Dallas or regions beyond. This tiny town (pronounced HI-ko) encompasses only 1.5 square miles and has a population near 1400, but a look around will explain why it has managed to survive the recent universal financial slump.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 • Posted October 27, 2011 • Photos
It’s a Scarecrow Invasion! Fall in Comfort, Texas, encourages cleverly dressed scarecrows, placed in front of local businesses and shops throughout the town. I recommend a first stop at the Chamber of Commerce on Highway 27. The nice folks there will provide you with a map of the town and locations of award winning scarecrows, available for your viewing delight until November 2. Comfort’s laid back atmosphere is exemplified in the domino game downtown every Friday afternoo ...
Thursday, August 18, 2011 • Posted August 18, 2011 • Photos
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” That quotation from Thomas Jefferson could well describe the philosophy of Julie Ribera and her family. Over the years, other restaurants have come and gone at the location in the Plaza del Sol in Cottonwood Shores, but Julie’s Cocina has been a success since its opening in October of 2009.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 • Posted August 11, 2011 • Photos
The lazy, hazy, HOT days of summer carry on. I hope this newly revised list of Daytrippin’ with Kids will give you parents and grandparents some fresh, cool ideas for family adventures before the school bell rings and also for creative fun in our beautiful Texas Hill Country throughout the year. Have a picnic…HSB residents are welcome to use the unique stone picnic tables behind Quail Point.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 • Posted June 17, 2010 • Photos
“Texpert” Howie Richey’s answers: “Just as NY is about being rich And LA is about stardom, Austin is about self-expression. Austin has an unusually high percentage of locally owned businesses. Add to that the liberal influence of the University of Texas and Texas state government, and you’ve got a melting pot of rugged individuals.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 • Posted May 27, 2010 • Photos
Memorial Day is upon us, school will soon be out for the summer and its time to think about fun things to do with our young children or grandchildren. Among my fondest childhood memories are afternoon drives from Denver into the Rocky Mountains. We would hike and splash in the streams while our grandmother, in her cotton dress, would spread a tablecloth out on the rocks and fill it with the contents of her carefully packed picnic basket.
Thursday, March 18, 2010 • Posted March 18, 2010 • Photos
Recent sunny days with bluebonnets popping out of the warming earth remind us that the time has come to plan some outdoor excursions, perhaps even an outdoor art class. The Wenmohs Ranch is a great place to get away for a few nights with family and/or friends. It is a 435 acre working cattle ranch that has been in the Wenmohs family for eight generations.
Thursday, February 25, 2010 • Posted February 25, 2010 • Photos
The cold windy days of the past few months have inspired me to take Daytrippin’ inside. Writing Daytrippin’s museum series has opened my eyes to a number of unique and fascinating museums in our area, and the list keeps growing. Last week I revisited one of my favorites, Austin’s Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, and I hope it will become one of yours too.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 • Posted February 4, 2010 • Photos
Looking for an adventure to brighten up these grey winter days? Grab your binoculars and take the short drive to the eagle nest in Llano County on Highway 29. The locally famous American Bald Eagle pair arrived back in their winter home in early October, and now have two eaglets who are nearly nine weeks old.
Thursday, January 28, 2010 • Posted January 28, 2010 • Photos
The Highland Lakes CAF Air Museum has something of interest for everyone. Children from elementary school age and up will enjoy the several hands on exhibits and the opportunity to climb into some old Warbirds that are kept in pristine condition by the Highland Lakes Squadron volunteers. Many of the planes on display are flown to air shows around the country by HLS members.
Thursday, January 21, 2010 • Posted January 21, 2010 • Photos
Tired of cold, dreary weather and no golf? Are all of your drawers cleaned out, you’ve read your Christmas cards twice, even the Christmas letters? Ditch the rainy day blahs with a visit to area museums. A good place to start is The Falls on the Colorado Museum at 905 Third Street in Marble Falls (next door to Darci’s Deli.) Though this museum is small, there is a wealth of interesting information here to explore concerning Marble Falls’ rich history.
Thursday, October 29, 2009 • Posted October 29, 2009 • Photos
Take a short daytrip to Dan Pogue’s sculpture studio, just seven miles from Marble Falls, and tour the home base of one of the most talented and versatile artists in our area. Several of Pogue’s sculptures will be on display at the 3rd Annual Marble Falls Sculpture on Main show, which Dan and his wife Marti helped create with the help of their friend Russell Buster, owner of the Marble Theater.
Thursday, September 17, 2009 • Posted September 17, 2009 • Photos
Put on your boots and two step just 1 1/2 hours down the road from HSB to Gruene (pronounced “Green”). This historic town is the perfect getaway for a day or weekend, which you can spend dancing on the same wood floor where cowboys and their sweethearts have romped and stomped for 125 years, and eat in a restored cotton gin while overlooking the Guadalupe River.