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Taking it to the streets

Explore had the opportunity back in October of last year to shed some light on a locally-run, non-profit that serves the homeless population of San Antonio, Taking it to the Streets. The beginning of that article read “Sometimes helping others begins with simply identifying the need. What began with a group of people simply trying…

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What’s new in Boerne?

Spring is here…a season that, for many, represents newness or a fresh start.  In keeping with the newness-theme, we’d like to shine some light on a few local, small businesses here in Boerne that have recently opened their doors to our town: Fresh Urban Flowers – A contemporary approach to your floral and gift needs….

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Vault: Fostering Community

I have loved having the opportunity to sit down with some of Boerne’s most philanthropic souls to learn what drove them to dedicate their lives selflessly to advocate for others. There are 326 active registered nonprofit organizations in Kendall County. We are saturated with opportunity to love on others and I think that is over-the-top…

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Ahoy Mates!

Teamwork…that’s what it’s all about!  In sports…the San Antonio Spurs are a prime example of working together to produce a total team effort every night on the court.  Teamwork in music…every Friday night at the football stadium, the marching band takes the field to demonstrate a team spirit combining music, choreography, and precision for the…

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An Inconvenient Moment of Truth

Sitting in traffic can be a real bummer…watching the clock quickly tick by on your precious time, as you agonizingly wait for the arrival at your preferred destination. For Bill Morgan, a dreaded commute home in traffic was the beginning of his Moment of Truth. Bill…a successful business man, former pro baseball player, husband, and…

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Secret Sauces

Secret Sauces   Grill rubs are a blend of spices and herbs used to flavor infuse different meat before you grill. BBQ rubs are usually dry, although they can be wet, or paste-like. Grill rubs can be used on chicken, steak, pork, fish, shrimp, or turkey. BBQ rubs can be an alternative for those who…

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An Insiders Guide To Boerne

An Insiders Guide To Boerne AND OTHER AREA DESTINATIONS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT LITTLE GRETEL Located just off Main Street, this authentic Czech and German restaurant is anchored by head chef Denise Mazal. And authentic Czech herself. Little Gretel and Chef Denise have been featured in a myriad of local and regional publications and TV…

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Zany Spring Break

March means more sunshine, birds laying eggs, crops being planted and SPRING BREAK! Whether you want to spend your mini vacay with the entire family, your significant other or alone, make the break count this year by trying something new and exciting. Save yourself from hearing, “I’m bored,” all week with one (or all) of…

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Family – December 2012

Perspective By Christina Marie Sterling   Since Layla was two, we have made a list for Santa. I have kept them safe in a box in my closet, so that when she grows older she can look back and know she believed in something magical. Something… Innocent. This year, we have our special stationary standing…

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Family – November 2012

Baby Babble By Christina Geddes “Umm…. Ugh…” She says, looking up at me, eyes wide and mouth grinning, “Umm, I think, it was something about a Princess and maybe, umm, her dog!” 8:30pm, Sunday evening, Layla and I engage in a bedtime ritual I have grown to adore. She listens intently as I read from…

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Family – October 2012

by Christina Marie Sterling “Beep! Beep! BEEP… Beep! Bee…” (CRASH!) The alarm clock fell to the floor after my arm heavily pounded the snooze button so hard it sent the annoying wake-up machine to its maker. Rolling over, still hazy from a dream with my eyes glazed and droopy, I heard a little voice bellow…

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Family – September 2012

By Christina Marie Sterling Soon, tan lines will fade, the breeze will cool, and the sun’s heat will fade… Summer is nearly over. I marvel now at how quickly it comes and how soon it passes. These hot days of swimming, ice-cream cones, and 100-degree evenings have brought many changes for our family. As the…

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Family – August 2012

Cry Baby! By Christina Marie Sterling If you paused to really ponder about it, would you be able to pinpoint the moment you really felt like a parent? Maybe, it was the plus sign on a pregnancy test that did it for you, or, the first breathes of your newborn after nine long months of…

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Family – July 2012

By Christina Marie Sterling   I am not a native Texan. In fact, I have only been a resident of the Hill Country since 2007. Where I come from, 90° weather happens a handful of times a year, and rain seems to constantly pour from the Pacific North West clouds; it has taken me quite…

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