Daily Archives: September 27, 2012

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Haunted Houses of Boerne

For generations, Boerne residents have heard spooky ghost stories about some of our most historic buildings. With Halloween approaching, it’s a perfect time to revisit three of Boerne’s most popular haunted landmarks: The Dienger Building, Ye Kendall Inn, and Country Spirit. While most visitors may not encounter any ghosts – the stories behind them will…

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History – October 2012

The Way Things Were By Margorie Hagy   I remember when my parents went off to attend their 30th high school class reunions, how ancient and quaint they were; these impossibly old fossils in their orthopedic shoes toddling off to meet up with their old cronies to discuss their arthritis medicine and their latest doctor…

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Adventure – October 2012

Free Falling By Leah Bredemeyer It takes a lot of courage to take that first step. That one step that could change your life forever. It takes a lot of nerve to strap yourself into a harness and throw yourself out of a completely good working plane. Nerve… or stupidity? I’ve always wanted to go…

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Music – October 2012

HACIENDA By Ben Schooley A pair of brothers from Boerne that have joined forces with some amazing musicians, toured the world, and are poised to take it even further with their new record “Shakedown.” The Hill Country has always been fertile grounds for musicians.  With a scene that cultivates singer/songwriters of all genres, we can…

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Beer

October brings many things to the Hill Country: cooler temperatures, the leaves are changing colors, and folks all across the area begin gearing up for the Holidays. However, October also brings with it one of our favorite annual treats: Oktoberfest beers!! Hand crafted, locally sold microbrews are one of the things that just makes life…

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Art – October 2012

Making Art By Alison Turner Bill Worrell sits in his grassy yard between the buildings of his compound built with his own hands on his property in the aptly named post of Art, Texas.  Not too far away, keeping a calm and ever-watchful eye on the center of her universe, sits one, Ellie May, Worrell’s…

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Books – October 2012

Texas From A Child’s View The Legend of the Bluebonnet By Tomie dePaola When a killing drought threatens the existence of the tribe, a courageous little Comanche girl sacrifices her most beloved possession–and the Great Spirit’s answer results not only in much needed rain but a very special gift in return.     L Is…

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Dining – October 2012

Pumpkins, Punkins, And Why It’s Okay For Grown Men To Wear Tights By Christine Friesenhan Pumpkins–a member of the squash family; carved into Jack-O-Lanterns during Halloween, and baked into pies at Thanksgiving.  May be made into other delicious dishes, as below… Punkins–term of endearment, usually reserved for my kids, or anyone else’s kids, and sometimes…

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Film – October 2012

Nothing New Review By Jon Whitaker There comes a time in any day, in any life, where a moment is presented to us. One in which we can see almost a mirror image of our soul, and we can either embrace it, fight it, or ignore it. I suppose it’s called the “Moment of Truth”…

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Outdoors – October 2012

The Traveler By Steve Ramirez “Ah the ball that we dared, that we hurled into infinite space, doesn’t it fill our hands differently with its return: heavier by the weight of where it has been.” -Rainer Maria Rilke I have always been a traveler. This statement holds more meaning than simply being someone who goes…

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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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