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Art Of The Old Timer

Few columnists that have written for EXPLORE have polarized people more than our favorite curmudgeon, affectionately known simply as Old Timer. Rumors have run rampant the past few years as to the true identity of Old Timer, but all were false. After much convincing, we are pleased to finally be able to unmask Old Timer…

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Survivor’s Story

by Casey Bonham Raised in a catholic household, 6th in a brood of 8 children and living in California was life as Tim Ekno knew it. The trajectory of his life was drastically re-routed in at the age of 12 after he experienced the unthinkable while attending boarding school. Tim spent a total of 3…

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Parisa

by Christine Friesenhahn The Texas hill country area is the birthplace of a number of famous dishes. Corn dogs. Chili. Margaritas.  I’ll get around to writing about those in future issues, but this month I want to start with one of the least known, and arguably weirder offerings. Because why not lead with weird? More…

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Old Timer

Old Timer reminisces a lot. I sit on my porch and remember the neighbors I used to have. I stroll to Bear Moon and think back upon the days of standing on the same curb to watch the Parade with my wife and children. I drive 46 and remember when I used to be able…

From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, I read a little parable a few months ago that has stuck with me. It’s called “The Elephant Rope”. It reads that a gentleman was walking through an encampment in Africa, and he noticed that there were several elephants that weren’t being kept in cages, or held by chains or any other…

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Art Of The Smoke

– By Ben Schooley Barret and Claire Klein, owners of Klein’s Smokehaus in Boerne, enjoy the fact that their business is pretty much the “must-have” BBQ destination when coming through Boerne. While they also run an extremely busy deer processing business at the same location, their dedication to their customers and innovative products have built…

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Survivor’s Story

– By Casey Bonham Growing up in a small town where everyone knows your Mom and being the oldest of 3 sisters can have its’ diabolic obstacles. Little did Shanon Collins know, her journey from a youngster in Boerne to a mother, wife and ultimate survivor would be filled with unimaginable consequences. “I had a…

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5 Score and a Few Months Ago

– By Marjorie Hagy A little over a hundred years ago, the people of Boerne were gearing up for an election. On November 5, the men of Kendall County would decide between Rudolph Phillip and Adolph Theis for the office of County Treasurer ; Otto Schweppe was running for re-election for District Clerk, JA Luckenbach was…

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Think About Your Future

– By Samuel Smith “Think about your future, son.” Regret is a strange phenomenon. It’s pain over something we can’t change. Intellectually, we all know it’s pointless and counterproductive. But it’s still there, if we’re at all honest. I’ve got a bag full of them. But one of them stands out above the rest. I…

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