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History – Beyond Words

This is how an article sometimes happens- a writer becomes discombobulated in that bleak, gray-hued time-out-of-time that settles over everything like a shroud after the holidays have stopped making winter fun (have you ever seen that movie The Others with Nicole Kidman? That’s what I’m talking about.) She’s housebound due to a minor ice storm…

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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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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…

History – January 2017

In 1849, a group of Free Thinker German colonists from Bettina camped on the north side of Cibolo Creek, about a mile west of the site of present Boerne. They named their new community after Cicero’s Tusculum home in ancient Rome. In 1852, John James and Gustav Theissen, who helped settle Sisterdale, platted the townsite,…

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Adding Fuel to the Fire

Have you ever argued with someone on the internet?  On social media?  Oh, you really should try it, it’s a really rewarding and satisfying pastime and you make so many friends that way, people from all over the world whom you might otherwise never have met and called a filthy name!  So many minds and…

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