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Sometimes I just drive around town and mutter questions at myself. Why are they doing that? Who the hell thought up this brilliant idea? Have we fully become Stone Oak yet? Regardless, I just make observations and either chuckle to myself at the craziness of it all, or shake my head in frustration. Sometimes I…

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Old Timer – November 2016

I’m writing this little column in late October, and that means that the Presidential election is in just a few days. I am extremely happy (as I’m sure many of you are) that this sad chapter in American history is closing, as the campaign was one of the biggest circuses to watch.  We’re probably faced…

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Well, the issue of Buc-ee’s dominated our universe last month, and I don’t know about you, but I’m fatigued with it at this point. The EDC and the City Council pulled yet another fast one on us, and managed to keep the whole thing a secret until days before the vote. And just like that,…

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As we all know, Buc-ee’s is going to come to town, with construction beginning probably late 2018. And as expected, the town has their pitchforks out and are looking for blood. Meanwhile, the City Council is completely confused at the response from the citizenry and is hiding behind the explanation of “The negotiations were confidential…

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Old Timer

After signing off and riding into the sunset… I’M BACK. I became so irritated with this stupid column and with the noise that it had created in my life that I figured it was just easier to walk away. Well, it WOULD be easier just to walk away, but I also had to admit that…

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Old Timer

I’ll cut right to the chase: I’m done. I don’t want to do this little column anymore because, frankly, it’s just not fun anymore. It used to be a lot of fun to chuckle as I hammered out some of my silliest ideas and observations, but alas, either I did a good job and people…

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Old Timer

I went to a City Council meeting recently. Yes, my ears bled. I learned a lot about how these little meetings operate, and exactly WHY normal citizens rarely attend: it’s because they’re mind-numbing. Presentations, glad-handing each other, and just a bunch of monotonous readings and exaltations. However, at this particular meeting, I stumbled into something…

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    Doug’s Liquor store just closed down. If you don’t know what/who Doug is, then I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you have moved here in the last 5 years. Plaza Package Store (Doug’s Liquor Store) is the beige liquor store right in the main shopping district of Main…

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Because I’m smarter than all of you, I have decided to become the town’s new City Planner. Which makes me wonder, does Boerne even HAVE a City Planner? If so, what does that person do all day? Anyway, because I fail to see much “planning” going on with the current layout nor future plans for…

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Old Timer

I give you people lots of advice. No, scratch that…I don’t suppose I give advice so much as I just like to rattle on about how I think that things should be. From politics to traffic to the stupid ducks at the river, I use this little column each month to mainly make fun of…

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JANUARY Local cat-people erect 12 foot tall cat statue in the woods behind Wal-Mart to memorialize the cat colony recently relocated from there. Wal-Mart is fire-bombed. Local 72 year old woman arrested. Construction on the final portion of the Herff Ranch extension is suspended after another cat colony is found living in the woods. Pickets…

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It’s December, and that means Christmas. That’s a good thing. It also means FAMILY, and that’s not always a good thing. Sure, we all imagine seeing our family would be really nice, but then we do it, and are reminded quickly why we only see them once a year. This month, I thought that I…

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