Daily Archives: November 24, 2015

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Troubadour

605 Miles From Home: Part 2 We’d made it into the diner only seconds before it really began to pour. In a few minutes, the rain filled the street, overwhelmed the gutter, and crept over the sidewalk.   Normally I love a flash flood…maybe because it’s a very South Texas thing, to suddenly go from a beautiful…

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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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History of Boerne: Part 9

Wilkommen to Chapter Nine of our complete and total, exhaustive and exhausting, everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know history of Boerne, Texas!  Can you believe this has been going on for nine months now?!  When I started this way back in March, I thought it’d probably take about three months!  But you know how I love to talk and go…

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There is Always Hope

They say, “Life is a journey.” From John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” to Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” the imagery of a journey has always been a helpful metaphor for describing the experience of life. We talk about “the road I chose” or “the path I took” when we find ourselves reflecting about our days…

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Different Stuff by Bill Zaner

William “Bill” Zaner passed away on November 22, 2015.  A true Boerne legend, Bill was also a world-renowned landscape artist whose art was simply breath-taking. A self-taught artist, Bill also turned the tables and began offering art classes in Big Bend where he taught countless others to create art under his watchful eye. Bill had…

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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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I’m a Hypocrite

I’m mad at the church. By “the church”, I mean the literal building that I attend locally. I’m mad at people that attend the church, I’m a little miffed at some of the staff, and some of the leaders of the church have frustrated me. No, I’m not going to tell you where I attend…

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The Vocal Wonders

The Power of Ten…Australia’s Vocal Wonder from Down Under…returns to the stage in Boerne, Texas, with an all-new vocal celebration for the holiday season.  Charming more than 90 million people around the world, this spirited ensemble of ten incredibly talented tenors are bringing Christmas Cheer to 1,000 lucky Blokes and Sheilas (as they say Down…

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Old Timer

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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