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MUSIC ARTICLES

MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: Keith Hickle

by Matt Kersh If you’ve read my column many times over the last few years, you’ll have heard me talk about how quality musicians are...

PUBLISHER LETTERS

Publisher – May 2022

By Ben Schooley   Dearest EXPLORE reader, When I was 14, I was rummaging around in the back of my parent’s closet (for a reason I cannot...

Publisher Letter: April 2022

Dearest EXPLORE reader, I wish I could be an art aficionado. I want to be able to stare for hours at a particular piece, digest...

Publisher – March 2022

By Ben Schooley Dearest EXPLORE reader, “There we were, a shipping clerk and a janitor discussing theories in aesthetics while all about us men drawing 10...

Publisher Letter – February 2022

Dearest EXPLORE reader, A few minutes ago I walked outside my office. It’s a bright sunny day with very low humidity. I squinted my eyes as...

Publisher Letter: January 2022

Dearest EXPLORE reader, I often dig through old Publisher letters from time to time as I seek inspiration for my next one. I’ve said for...

Publisher Letter: December 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, Oftentimes, life can be a series of mundane events, punctuated by an intense bright moment that you remember for the rest of...

ART OF

THE ART OF THE SPARK: Ira Smoot

by Ben Schooley Ira Smoot, owner of Survivor Electric, is no stranger to getting his hands a little dirty. Having been learning the electrician trade...

The Art of Helping: Frank Ritchie

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...

ART OF INNOVATION

By Ben Schooley On the Move, located on IH-10 just north of Flagstop is one of those businesses that you have driven past hundreds of...

ART ARTICLES

Stroll on Down to the 10th Annual Boerne Art Waddle

The Hill Country Council for the Arts (HCCArts), 10th Annual Art Waddle is set to kick off at the Tusculum Brewing Company with a...

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Publisher – May 2022

By Ben Schooley   Dearest EXPLORE reader, When I was 14, I was rummaging around in the back of my parent’s closet (for a reason I cannot...

Stroll on Down to the 10th Annual Boerne Art Waddle

The Hill Country Council for the Arts (HCCArts), 10th Annual Art Waddle is set to kick off at the Tusculum Brewing Company with a...

THE ART OF THE SPARK: Ira Smoot

by Ben Schooley Ira Smoot, owner of Survivor Electric, is no stranger to getting his hands a little dirty. Having been learning the electrician trade...

Reflections: Missed Connections

by Tim Warlow “We had brief but intense eye contact. I felt I knew you from a lifetime ago, standing in that line at Subway...

REFLECTIONS

Reflections: Missed Connections

by Tim Warlow “We had brief but intense eye contact. I felt I knew you from a lifetime ago, standing in that line at Subway...

REFLECTIONS: Coffee Meditations

By Tim Warlow Every morning I awake at 5:30 am. Usually it is silent but for the occasional whimper of my dogs, who are ready...

Reflections: Letting Go

Have you ever noticed that the harder you try to solve a particular problem the further from the solution you get? The more you want...

Reflections: Hard Work

By Tim Warlow What was the best meal you ever had? Something so delectable that it makes your mouth water just thinking about it, you can...

Broken Hearts

By Sam Smith What if? I know you have obstacles that stand between you and where you would like to be. We all do. I know you...

FAVORITES

Publisher – May 2022

By Ben Schooley   Dearest EXPLORE reader, When I was 14, I was rummaging around in the back of my parent’s closet (for a reason I cannot...
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SURVIVOR STORIES

Art of Life: BRANDON & AMY NATION

By Ben Schooley Not many people had a more difficult year than Mr. Brandon Nation and his wife, Amy.  In the middle of the icestorms...

SURVIVOR’S STORY – Summer Poole

TThere are not many little girls who aren’t captivated by the love stories introduced to them by Disney and other sources at an early...

Survivor’s Story – Natalie Biggers

TThe childhood experience living in the Hill Country has drastically changed over the years and what once brought many newcomers to the area has...

Survivor’s Story – Katie Miller

SSouthern California is the host of bountiful beauty from crystal blue waves, snowy mountain tops, towering trees to glittering sunshine. It only makes sense...
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FOOD ARTICLES

HEALTHY EATS IN BOERNE

By Sierra Sekula This time of year we are often beginning a fresh set of goals or resolutions. It’s likely that some may be much...

SKINNY COCKTAILS

Now that the Christmas and New Years celebrations are behind us, I’m sure you would agree that we have all over indulged a bit...

Let’s Talk About Fajitas

By Christine Friesenhahn No, Chilis did not invent them. In fact, Chilis lacks the capacity to even prepare them properly anymore since they removed their...

Red Wine’s Evil Minions

UUsually I share with you recipes for famous foods born in Texas. This week, I’m sharing a recipe born in Texas, but not yet...