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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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Old Timer – August 2019

Mobility. Traffic. God-forsaken stupid endless construction. A sea of red brake lights. All in little ol’ Boerne. Pull up a chair kiddies. Your favorite friendly Old Timer is going to fix our traffic congestion in town. I’ve grown weary of it, as I know you have as well, but I’ve got solutions. So here we…

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The Art of Helping

There’s a tangible difference between good customer service and pure, good-hearted business. Frank Ritchie, owner of Ritchie Automotive, is the local mascot for the latter. In twelve years, his Christ-centered business has risen above the local competition by simply lending a helping hand where it is needed. As a mechanic at Boerne Collision, Frank began…

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Old Timer

I talked last issue about everything from the City’s fictitious $1.6m offer to the landowners for what would become Shoreline, to my irritation at unmarked police cars. From last check, nothing has come of this, so I guess I continue my war upon the powers that be in this town until the citizenry finally gets…

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Art Of The Carve

Weldon Lister of Boerne, Texas is one of Texas’ (if not the world’s) most well-respected engraver. A simple man who works out of a small studio in his home, Lister has built a catalog of work that has had him commissioned for work by everyone from George W. Bush to countless movie stars. As he…

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The Earth Is Flat

I grew up Southern Baptist. Looking back on it, I sort of chuckle. Ladies with big hair setting up the potluck, men always in suits that would say “AMEN” at the end of songs that the choir would sing. But no clapping for some unknown reason. Drinking was for the Catholics, dancing was from the…

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Old Timer

I catch a lot of crap for this column. Because I have an opinion, I instantly irritate some portion of the population no matter what I have to say. That doesn’t bug me much (at all), but I feel I could be doing better at irritating a greater number of people with each column. So…

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