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From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, You’ve all seen the movie: JAWS. And you all know the character: QUINT. You might know the character, but the name might not register with you. QUINT was the crusty fishermen that took the guys out to catch the shark on the ORCA. All of you just threw your head back and…

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Art Of Curiosity

Adrienne Ehler, owner of the Ninth House Collection, has taken what began as a simple hobby and turned it into a passion. Her jewelry and bracelets have been shipped all over the world, and she has taken a simple “moment of curiosity” with jewelry creation, and found a much deeper calling. Ehler, originally from Cameron…

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Ms. Sue

Nestled on a multiacre property off Old Fredericksburg Rd in Boerne, sits one of the most unknown, but highly polished art schools in the Hill Country. Ms. Sue’s Art Studio offers art classes for kinder up to adult; as well as providing an arts environment for painting parties, coupled with an exhibition space and teaching…

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Old Timer

Vermont is going to get a TARGET store. Big deal, right? Well, it’s probably not a big deal to those of us here in Boerne, but there’s interesting facts behind the story of TARGET finally moving into Vermont. Most glaring is that Vermont has been the last state in the country without a TARGET, and…

From The Publisher

“From all that I saw, and everywhere I wandered, I learned that time cannot be spent, It only can be squandered.” – Roman Payne Welcome to the 10th Anniversary edition of EXPLORE. Wow, what a sentence to read. What began as little more than a silly and crazy idea, has consumed the past 10 years of…

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From The Publisher

Original Print Date: September 2011 These are my grandparents: Patsy Sue Craighead and Bedie Lee Craighead, Jr. They celebrated 65 years of marriage this past fall. Like many, many others, we (the grandkids) created ridiculous names for them that then stuck and followed them forever. For me, this is a picture of my Tutu and…

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The Doctor Is In

Original Print Date: Jaunary 2010 Thirty years ago and more, when I was a kid growing up in Boerne, this old one-horse berg had grown so much that we had two doctors to choose from: Dr. Mason and Dr. Day, as well as two drugstores, Ebner’s and Roberts. We were Dr. Mason and Ebner’s people,…

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Dusty’s World Tour

Original Print Date: July 2009 From the moment we shook hands, I could not stop staring at his glass eye. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. And it stared back at me enough to burn a hole straight into my curiosity. “Dusty,” I asked, “Is that… is that a glass eye?” “Oh this…

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The Ancient Scourge

Original Print Date: February 2015 If you’ve never heard of a book called Historic Images of Boerne but you don’t actually own it, then I think you should put this magazine down and go buy yourself a copy immediately. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Welcome back. That book you just purchased is an invaluable, encyclopedic resource…

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Boerne Heroes

Original Print Date: March 2013 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…

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Dangerous Toys

Original Print Date: August 2014     LAWN DARTS It doesn’t take much imagination to see why steel missiles with weighted skewers could make for a dangerous toy. Originally designed to pierce lawns in a game similar to horseshoes, children found different ways to use the darts. After the deaths of at least three children…

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