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Who Knows What Month It Is?

I don’t know where your political persuasions lie, but I personally feel we owe a huge debt of gratitude to former governor (and president) George W. Bush for really putting the Texas wine industry on the map. When he signed the original proclamation designating each October as Texas Wine Month back in 1999, there were…

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History – February 2013

Boerne…Est. 1849 By Margorie Hagy | thefam2001@yahoo.com So here’s a question that nobody’s ever asked me before, but for purposes of this article I’m going to act like I get all the time: “Marjorie, was it only a bunch of Germans who settled Boerne?” Well, I’m glad I pretended you asked! There’s a definitive, concise…

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Dining – February 2013

Meat & Potatoes and Men with Big Guns By Christine Friesenhan | texana@aol.com | texanaskitchen.com As White-Tail Deer season is wrapping up in the Texas Hill Country and most of the campfires have been extinguished, it is time to reflect on the good times the season brings. Oh, the tall tales that have been told,…

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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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Art – Arthur McCall – July 2012

Game Warden Captures Texan Landscape With Artistic Arrests By Gabriel Delgado   Deep in the Southern Hill Country of Texas lays a vast plain of dawdling approach, including a town whose motto is – “The City of Live Oaks and Friendly Folks”. Arrive at Pleasanton, Texas, the city Texas artist, Arthur McCall calls home.  Retired…

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Texas Reads

The economy’s in the red and so are the temperatures. What do you do when you could cook a burger on the grill or the pavement? Stay inside, crank the A/C, crack open a cold one and lay your peepers on some good literature. What do we mean by good? Books dealing with Texas of…

Music

We take our music seriously here in Texas, especially country. Most written from the heart and about life experiences, songs about broken down trucks, friends, drinking, and Mammas can always be heard in hole-in-the-wall honky-tonks. With his classic Texas Country sound, one would think Forest Wayne Allen was born and raised right here in The…

Hill Country Wine Trail

Let me speak frankly. I don’t know wine. I can’t pick out the notes or tell the difference between vintages. That doesn’t mean I don’t like wine. Even if I can’t stand the dry ones, I do enjoy an occasional glass every now and then. The Texas Wine Trail has many vineyards to choose from,…

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