Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

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Boerne Heroes

From those who battled during WWII to those who served in more recent wars such as Iraq,we wanted to honor and recognized some of our local veterans. These men and women gave the ultimate sacrifice by fighting for our country and we wanted to get to know them a little better by asking them questions…

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Publisher – March 2013

Dearest Explore Reader, he·ro /’hi(ə)rō/ A person who is admired for courage or noble qualities. I have two boys, ages 7 and 3, and can confidently say that it’s some sort of universal aspiration for young boys to be soldiers. It’s hard-wired into their brains. Every stick becomes a sword, there are never enough opportunities…

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War Letters – March 2013

War can do a lot of things. It divides, it unites, and it can turn the ordinary person into the most eloquent of poets. Something about adversity and the unknown allows otherwise guarded individuals to lay bare their emotions in ways that nothing else can. Whether it be the need to say a final goodbye…

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History – March 2013

I could have been famous By Margorie Hagy | thefam2001@yahoo.com When I was in the fourth or fifth grade, Steven Spielberg made a movie in Boerne. Or at least that’s the impression I somewhat confusedly gathered from the buzz, which I didn’t even hear until it was all over with and everyone in my class,…

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Nothing New Review – March 2013

By Jon Whitaker | drywhitstudio@ymail.com I love being wrong from time to time. It’s like this great liberator of pressure, and allows me to say “huh…,” while at the same time giving me a swift kick in the pants just so I don’t forget it. What I’m getting at is recently I received news that…

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Books – March 2013

Interested in learning more about war history or reading true-life accounts from some of our bravest soldiers? If so, we’ve pulled together a list of the most compelling books about war. This is a perfect starting point for your war reading list. The Guns of August By: Barbara W. Tuchman Tuchman writes about the turning…

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Copy That – March 2013

Funny, Insightful, and poigant quotes about way. “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” –Mark Twain “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” –Albert Einstein “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front…

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Charities – March 2013

If you are looking to honor the brave men and women who serve our country in the armed forces you are in luck! To help your search, we’ve compiled a list of local military charities. Now you can do your part to assist those who have served our country at home and abroad by choosing…

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JROTC – March 2013

We caught up with two future military heroes from Champion High School and Boerne High School who are active in The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFJROTC program). Hannah Guillot – Age/year in HS: 19 years old/Senior in HS – Branch of the military you want to enter: As of October 17th, 2012 I am…

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Outdoors – March 2013

Resilience By Steve Ramirez | sramirez@gvtc.com I guess he was about 22 years old, give or take a year; he was missing both his legs below the knee. We had been talking about how he tried to get into the Marine Corps but was not accepted, and how he fought through his disappointment and worked…

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Spiritual – March 2013

By Kendall D. Aaron Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. –Proverbs 3:5-6 So I’m not getting any younger. I asked my grandfather one time what it feels like to be 84, and…

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