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Old Timer

Btown. Ever growing. Ever expanding. Ever under construction. Yeah, it can get old as it seems like as soon as one thing is finished, they tear up a different section and begin screwing up another part of town. I shake my fist at all of it like the rest of you, but guess how much…

From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, I read a quote one time that has stuck with me. It’s quite simplistic, and on its first reading you think to yourself “That can’t be true.” But taken in context, I’ve learned it to be extremely true. The quote: You can never go home again. Again, upon first review you might…

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Art Of The Alternative

Derenda Shewbert, owner of CBD American Shaman in Boerne (next to Toyota) is on the forefront for one of the hottest natural remedies in recent memory. Through a series of events, Shewbert now spends her days growing her own business, working closely with her customers, and going home satisfied that she is helping people enjoy…

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The 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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High and Dry

Back in high school I admit I wasn’t real ripped on history, to me it was just a required course I took after lunch when I was already nodding off and my teacher was a coach who told us to read a certain chapter & answer the questions at the end while he read the…

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John Bennett: Romancing The West

In a luxuriantly landscaped yard next to a charming 1880’s Sunday House in Fredericksburg stands a bronze statue of Annie Oakley kneeling beside her cherished dog, Dave. Surrounded by thick foliage and towering trees, an old cedar pavilion behind her provides an authentic rustic touch to the life-sized sculpture of the famous cowgirl. Created by…

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BEST of EXPLORE 2019

We work almost exclusively with local small businesses in EXPLORE. These are our neighbors, our friends, and our kids play soccer together. There have been other “BEST OF” type contests, but because of the voting mechanisms, the results were frequently cast into a questionable light. So after much planning and tech planning, we have launched…

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Artist of the Month – September 2019

It’s always enjoyable to be surprised. Aaron Patterson is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Sincere, kind-hearted, and someone with whom it’s incredibly easy to converse. Maybe it’s my weird mind, but I guess I subconsciously pigeon-holed him that he only plays a “real nice” brand of music. I was incorrect. Aaron’s…

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