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Let’s Fiesta the NIOSA way

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This week I’ll be doing something that I haven’t done in over 30 years – attending San Antonio’s Fiesta Night in Old San Antonio aka NIOSA. Judy Wehman Truax and I both have not been to NIOSA in decades, but I have celebrated on a smaller scale at King William Fair in recent years. I have prepared somewhat for this […]

Happy Easter, y’all

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This Easter time of year beckons the real season of spring. Where there may still be a few chilly mornings, we are certain that there will not be another freeze in South Texas. And though the bluebonnets are fading, other wildflowers are taking over the landscape. Spring brings new life … as does Easter and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus […]

Girls’ Weekend = Trip for health

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I ’ve been seeing articles of how a weekend with your besties is good for your health. Well, duh! I know that I feel better after spending time with my good friends. There’s something about sharing a house with great friends, hearing 5-10 hairdryers, tripping over shoes, pillows and blankets and filling a kitchen counter with chips, cheese, crackers and […]

Missing April Fool’s antics

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This past Monday was April Fool’s Day. For me, it came and left with no joke or tricks. When one works from home, one doesn’t have a lot of people to fool or be fooled. I guess I could have played a joke on my dog or granddogs, but the humor would have been lost. The day did remind me […]

Drifting along with the tumblin’ tumbleweeds

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This past weekend I got to travel out west to Odessa and then into the Texas Panhandle. This was my first time to actually drive to Amarillo, but my second time to visit. The Panhandle Press Association’s 109th convention was held downtown in the Center City District. Cool venues and retro signs with marquee lights were all located on Polk […]

Texas wildflowers are the best

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I hope you all are taking advantage of seeing the bumper crop of Texas wildflowers this year. I kept reading that this would be a great year for them because of all the rain we received in the fall. From the roadsides on the highways to the fields and front lawns all over our county and beyond – I can’t […]

Statue to honor ‘Keep Austin Weird’ promoter Leslie in the works

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I read an article last week of an Austin icon who may be memorialized with a statue, commissioned by Spencer Nutting of artist Bob Coffee, in downtown Austin. Leslie Cochran, known for his cross-dressing, mayoral candidacy, homelessness and downtown roamings, died March 8, 2012 after living in a facility after a head injury he suffered in 2009. A fundraising effort […]

Luke Perry was a heart throb to many and a nice human, too

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Luke Perry of “Beverly Hills, 90210” – and more importantly – “8 Seconds” fame, succumbed on Monday after suffering a devastating stroke. Of course he appeared in other TV shows and movies, but his role in the above are forever etched in my mind – especially his role as Lane Frost in “8 Seconds.” Frost was the 1987 PRCA Bull […]

Say yay to outside play!

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I finally had the chance to compliment my neighbors on something I have silently acknowledged. They play outdoors. Their children – ranging from babies to pre-teen – are riding bikes, scooting in walkers, pushing strollers and shopping carts, skateboarding and just plain ol’ running around with each other. Their watchful eyes for any of the kids are always looking for […]

Attention 5K runners … join me?

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Well, not join me per se by me actually running in a 5K, but join me for an event I’m helping coordinate. I’ve often said if you ever see me running it is because someone or something is chasing me. But, seriously, this will be a fun event and since the Wild Bill Cowboy Gallop will be delayed for the […]


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