In This Issue — Events and more for August 2010. Cecil Atkission runs his automotive dealerships with family traditions and Texas value. Plus the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival on Labor Day, the Celebration of Bandera, an historic walk in Blanco, a visit to Llano, Red Baron Antiques in Fredericksburg, Holy Smoke BBQ in Camp Wood, Friendly Bar Bistro in Johnson City, and more.
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Family Traditions, Texas Value
In Burnet, Texas, there is a car dealership that has built its foundation on treating people right and treating them like family. Cecil Atkission, the son of a West Texas cattleman, was brought up to appreciate hard work. After serving his country in the Vietnam War, Cecil began his career in the auto industry with Capital Chevrolet in Austin. Read More
Cedar Chest the Place for Pandora Jewelry
The Cedar Chest is located at 13915 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley, Texas and is the home to Pandora Jewelry.
Pandora Jewelry began its operations in Cophenhagen, Denmark in 1982. Their craftsmanship, quality and modern designs is now known worldwide as a universe of jewelry with rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Read More
19th Annual Kerrville Wine & Music Festival Set For Labor Day Weekend
The 2010 Kerrville Wine & Music Festival is coming up during Labor Day Weekend, September 3 – 5. This annual celebration of songwriters and Texas Wines will be held at the Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 miles south of the Texas Hill Country resort community of Kerrville on TX Highway 16. Read More
The Cowboy Capital of the World Celebrates Bandera
Each year, for the past eight years, the history of one of the Hill Country’s most colorful towns comes alive. This year is no exception. Bandera, Cowboy Capital of the World, wakes up Labor Day Weekend, to a world that existed more than 150 years ago. It is a Texas Brigadoon: drovers drifting into town for their first cup of coffee; a herd of longhorns gathering on the banks of the Medina; wranglers getting them ready for the drive north, through downtown Bandera. Read More
An Historic Blanco Walk
The Blanco area was first settled in 1853 by Captain James Hughes Callahan, Eli Clemens Hinds, and their families. The pioneers built homes along the Blanco River and, in 1854, formed the Pittsburg Land Company with General John D. Pitts and others.
When Blanco County was formed in 1858, about 120 acres of land left to the Land Company in Captain Callahan’s will was used to establish the city of Blanco for the county’s seat.
The historic courthouse on the town square, the third courthouse b ... Read More
A Visit to Llano
Llano is a great little town to visit, especially if you are from a big city or from another state. Modern conveniences may cause some to question the town’s slogan (“The way Texas used to be”), but it definitely contains elements of truth. Not only were most of the unique buildings constructed during the “Wild West” era, but the traditions and character of its people reflect that mostly-bygone era. Read More
The Friendly Bar Bistro Adds European Flair and Cowboy legacy to Johnson City
Imagine spending a delightful afternoon browsing through art galleries and taking a leisurely stroll down the street to a nearby bistro to enjoy a glass of wine and a serving of crostini appetizers. This vision likely brings to mind a favorite vacation hot-spot, but it takes place right here in the Texas Hill Country in the up-and-coming art community of Johnson City.
Johnson City has a growing number of art and sculpture galleries and is home to the Friendly Bar Bistro, owned by Tom and Cindy ... Read More
Vendors & Exhibitors Needed for Lampasas County Chamber Indian Artifact Show
The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Indian Artifact Show on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the AMVETS located at 300 South Hwy. 281 in Lampasas. The show will open at 9:00 am and conclude at 4:00 pm. General admission for adults will be $2.00 and children under 12 will be admitted at no charge.
This unique show provides the opportunity for vendors and exhibitors from all over Texas and other nearby states to showcase their archeological collections and wares.
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Get a Taste of Slow-Cooked BBQ at Holy Smoke
Four years ago, John and Shelli Carnes left the big city and their airline careers behind. They relocated about 20 miles west of Leakey and about 40 miles north of Uvalde, to the small community of Camp Wood, where they opened Holy Smoke BBQ in July of 2007.
Spending his entire professional career in aviation as an airline dispatcher, pilot and operations manager for a Dallas-based airline, John spent his weekends perfecting his barbecue skills. Read More