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History – Of Christmas Past

The German immigrants who founded our beautiful town of Boerne brought many fine Christmas traditions with them from their homeland- the Tannenbaum or Christmas tree, the Adventskranz, the Advent wreath, gorgeous with its evergreen and rose red candles…buuuuuuut we’re not talking about that this Christmas season. Today we will be discussing the great holiday traditions…


Christmas Memories

Christmas is a nostalgic time of year when the smell of buttery cookies, the twinkling of Christmas lights, and the good cheer and warmth of spirit in the atmosphere help us rekindle our own Christmas memories. We asked some of our readers to share their favorite memories of Christmas past… My favorite Christmas memory was…


Old Timer – December 2012

Q: Old Timer, doing any deer hunting this season? Got any great hunting secrets you’d care to share? Answer When I was a kid, you grabbed your hunting rifle in the pre-dawn light, went out by your favorite field, laid in the grass while temps were in the 20’s, and tried like hell to be…


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…


Each year in the week or so before Christmas, the news anchor will start ribbing the weatherman about having snow on Christmas Day. “So Joe,” he’ll kid Joe, or whoever it happens to be, “Are you gonna make it a white Christmas this year?”  One year I’d like to see the weatherman lose it and…

Holiday Recipes

With Christmas right around the corner, we here at Explore would like to share some of the recipes that make our holidays seem merry and bright. PUMPKIN BREAD Who ever said good things don’t come from a can has obviously never had this tasty dessert. This holiday pumpkin bread offers a fun twist to tradition….

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