Daily Archives: December 29, 2015

From the Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE reader, As we turn the corner into 2016, I’ve been doing what many people do: turning around and reviewing the past. Isn’t that strange the way that we do that? Sure, we look forward to the New Year and set all these great goals (that we may or may not keep), but often,…

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The Troubadour

After New Orleans and the Stars   I was feeling buzzed after our set. Feeling good. Lost in the delicate web of New Orleans; that kind of floating, detaching me from everything. It was my first show in this new group, and I made it through the first performance sober, though I wasn’t completely loose…

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History of Boerne- Part 10

This is the TENTH chapter in the History of Boerne series!  Last month we roared into the first two decades of the twentieth century on a wave of prosperity from Boerne’s booming tourist and health resort industry.  Also fueling the boom was King Cotton, and for a while there it looked like the good times…

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No Longer Walking the Road Alone

Three out of 10 girls will become pregnant before the age of 20. These pregnancies often leave the moms feeling afraid, ashamed, and like outcasts in their communities. This hopelessness leads to some pretty disheartening statistics: 67% of teen moms that live on their own live below the poverty line. Only 28% of them will…

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I’m Angry

I’m flat on my face spiritually, and I suppose I have been for a while. I still talk with my Christian friends, and over a lunch will explain that I’m doing ok and am “just fighting the good fight.” I still go to church, and even pray…but if I were real honest, I would have…

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Boerne Performing Arts

Lights, camera, action!  An overture plays and the movie begins to roll!  The entire movie mood is set by the sounds of the orchestra…whether it’s the Overture to Superman, The Sting, or James Bond – 007!  The classics of Hollywood’s biggest hits are a collection of musical scores that create tension, provide happiness, or identify…

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Old Timer

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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