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Troubadour

Black Ribbons White: a single wooden side table held a heavily used coffee maker, and a few pamphlets. The only things on the wall to break up this ocean of white: a red plastic clock and a pastel work of wild flowers framed in a dull gold. At the front desk, unaware or uncaring about…

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Art Of

Louis Gawlik’s job title is “Making dreams a reality”. That’s not his actual job title, but perhaps it should be. Gawlik, owner of Xtreme Construction & Services is in the business of taking your vision, your dreams, and your goals…and making them a reality. Having worked with dozens of small business people (as well as…

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The Art of Satire

  EXPLORE columnist “Old Timer” has cultivated more feedback, laughs, and anger than any other columnist. While we feature several authors that certainly churn out some wonderfully written pieces that give readers reasons to pause, reflect, laugh, or cry, none have simultaneously caused an uproar of anger along with guffaws of laughter more than Old…

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The Art of Stone Masonry

Since man had the ability to make and use tools, stonemasonry has existed. This meticulous craft of shaping rocks into precise geometrical shapes and arranging them accurately has created many historical structures that still stand today, such as the Taj Mahal and the Egyptian Pyramids. So it is no surprise when long-time Boerne resident,  J.J….

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Art of Grieving

The Art of Grieving by Misty McElhannon I have learned and experienced a thing or two in my 31 years of life. I have learned that I will never come close to knowing everything.  I have learned that smiling is one of my favorite things to do. I have learned that being the mom of…

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The Art Of Living

“The only journey is the one within.” For Shawn Dunham, life has certainly been a journey.  From being a collegiate athlete to wrestling rodeo bulls to being a professional actor, Dunham has experienced a lot. A true troubadour, Dunham has discovered that life is defined not by your vocation, but perhaps is more defined by…

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The Art of Art

Gabriel Delgado, Gallery Director at Boerne’s own JR Mooney Fine Art Galleries, knows a thing or two about art. Having spent his entire career in various forms of the arts, he has his finger on the pulse of the arts community, both locally and nationally, and is focused on advancing the industry and increasing the…

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Boerne Performing Arts

In 2004, DRUM TAO attended the world’s largest festival of the arts – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – and was the No. 1 box-office smash hit of the festival.  The rage started!  Their performances since have included the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, they have been named the recipients of “The 6th Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner’s…

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Boerne Performing Arts

Lights, camera, action!  An overture plays and the movie begins to roll!  The entire movie mood is set by the sounds of the orchestra…whether it’s the Overture to Superman, The Sting, or James Bond – 007!  The classics of Hollywood’s biggest hits are a collection of musical scores that create tension, provide happiness, or identify…

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The Art Of Craftsmanship

For Andy Rawls, owner of Andy Rawls Fine Texas Woodcraft, the art of Craftsmanship is something he is extremely passionate about.  Utilizing old-world classic techniques to construct beautiful heirloom furniture, Rawls has quickly built a reputation as one of the area’s most skilled craftsmen. Rawls originally attended Baylor, and ultimately gained a degree in Telecommunications…

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The Art of

  Sometimes helping others begins with simply identifying the need. What began with a group of people simply trying to help San Antonio’s homeless in any way they could has since grown to become one of Kendall County’s most well known and well supported outreach ministries. Every Friday and Saturday night, large groups of volunteers…

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The Art of History

History is an abstract, yet incredibly concrete subject. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, “History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.” Whether you realize it or not, there is a last person who remembers a significant moment in time. For Marjorie Hagy, illuminating the history of her hometown of Boerne is…

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The Art of Interior Design

By Delaney Young For some people, design evokes the artist inside. Robert Frost said, “The artist in me cries out for design.” Others, like Steve Jobs, believe that “design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” For Catrina Kendrick, the secret to great design is a combination…

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The Art Of Helping

There’s a tangible difference between good customer service and pure, good-hearted business. Frank Ritchie, owner of Ritchie Automotive, is the local mascot for the latter. In eight years, his Christ-centered business has risen above the local competition by simply lending a helping hand where it is needed. As a mechanic at Boerne Collision, Frank began…

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The art of Yoga

The popular practice of yoga has been at a steady incline since the 1970s, but in the last five years we have seen it grow into a $27 billion industry. Yoga is no longer associated with the stereotypical crunchy granola types. Practitioners range from stay-at-home moms to CEO’s who are looking for anything from stress…

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