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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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Art Of – Protection

For Kirsten Cohoon, currently the City Attorney for Boerne, this community means a lot to her. With deep roots going back to the early settlers of this area, Cohoon is passionate about her career, but also ensuring that she is just as deeply involved in the community as well. As the past President of the…

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Spiritual – Hell

Sometimes I struggle with the concept of hell. As in, a place of eternal suffering with a lake of fire and demons tormenting you, pitchforks and the whole shooting match. It’s beyond horrifying, and I can’t quite understand why it exists. Created by a loving God that died for me? Huh? Many scholars have determined…

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Drive With Steve Tye

The trademark philosophy of Tye’s Driving School is that, sometimes, being successful means being different. Last November, Steve Tye, who is primary driving instructor and owner of the business, set up shop off Interstate 10 Frontage Road, just three miles down the road from Rhodes Driving School. In most scenarios, two companies running the same…

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