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MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: SCOTT HAMMOCK

F For many, music is an enriching part of everyday life—or at least a part of most days. For some, it’s an integral part...

PUBLISHER LETTERS

Publisher – March 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, WORDS. I “work” with words, and is the most simple way I explain my job to people. I ramble a bit about this...

Publisher Letter – February 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, A few stats about yours truly: I’m a single dad to 3, ages 17, 14, 11. 45 years old. Moderately decent health and...

Letter From The Publisher

Welcome to 2021. Man, it feels good to be able to say that. For virtually this entire “chapter”, I have concluded each of these letters with...

From The Publisher – December 2020

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, I don’t watch a lot of TV. I used to watch it as much as anyone I suppose, but something changed a...

From The Publisher – November 2020

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, You are worth it. We’ve all had every coach, pastor, and motivational speaker scream this at us since forever. Take the risk, make...

From The Publisher

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, It’s been a weird month for me. That’s not unique to me, as I’m sure most all of us can say “This whole...

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ART OF THE CUT

by Ben Schooley For well over 100 years, the Bergheim General Store serviced the small community approximately 15 miles east of Boerne. A favorite for...

Art of The Lockup

by Ben Schooley For Dean Sprowl and Paul Barwick, preserving the history of Kendall County is a very real and tangible passion. After a chance...

Art of the Restoration – Charlie Riddle

By Ben Schooley Upon entering the Historic District of Main Street Boerne, the first building you encounter is the large red brick building on the...

ART ARTICLES

MOORE ON ART: BRANDI HARTIGAN of B.H. ORIGINALS

A A name synonymous with art, talent and creativity, a name that speaks to the very soul of magic. Brandi Hartigan is the soul...

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Publisher – March 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, WORDS. I “work” with words, and is the most simple way I explain my job to people. I ramble a bit about this...

Guide to Resale Shopping in Boerne

S Shopping in second hand stores is the secret weapon of every good penny pincher. Not only is it fun to “fish” for a...

LIFE IN BOERNE: STORM STORIES

S Snow-vid ’21 was fun, huh? Huddling around your fireplace for warmth, using your phone as a flashlight in the middle of the night,...

MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: SCOTT HAMMOCK

F For many, music is an enriching part of everyday life—or at least a part of most days. For some, it’s an integral part...

REFLECTIONS

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...

Live Positive

II try to be a positive person these days. Seems to be a better way to live than being negative. So last night, I tested...

Vampires

GGarlic anyone? Tom Cruise made this awful movie once called “Interview With a Vampire.” I only went because my favorite band of all time did...

Nothing Left To Fear

WWhen the great books are closed on this foul year of our Lord, two thousand twenty, one word will stand above them all. Not coronavirus....

Still Gonna Die

SShel Silverstein wrote a bunch of country music lyrics in the 1980s. Then he got a bunch of country music legends like Waylon Jennings...

FAVORITES

Publisher – March 2021

Dearest EXPLORE reader, WORDS. I “work” with words, and is the most simple way I explain my job to people. I ramble a bit about this...
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SURVIVOR STORIES

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...

Survivor’s Story

By Casey Bonham TThe unpredictable adventures of step parenting are often glazed with overwhelming hurdles and surreal expectations. I would dare guess that at least...
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FOOD ARTICLES

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...

Apple Of My Pie

IIt is often said that cooking is art and baking is science. Cooking was so natural to a right-brained, artistic type like myself. I...

Praise The Lard!

IIn Texas, like everywhere else, there are four main food groups. Ours are Mexican Food, Barbecued Brisket, Chicken Fried Steak, and Chili. Some would...