In This Issue — Events and more for February 2010. This month we're featuring Sunset Cliff Farms in Burnet, TX. Check inside for stories about Bandera's annual Wild Hog Explosion, The Fredericksburg Theater Company's "The Man of La Mancha" performances, the Vineyard Valentine dinner at Lost Creek Vineyard in Sunrise Beach, the one-day mayor in Luckenbach, and more! And, of course, we've got the Hill Country calendar.
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— Riding in the Lap of Luxury at Sunset Cliff Farms in Burnet. Photo by Melissa Regeon
Lost Creek Vineyards
A Vineyard Valentine
It’s practically upon us, that singular day known for promoting the sales of nougat stuffed chocolates and cheap champagne while simultaneously sending women across the country scampering to squeeze into their frilliest frocks. The very same that sets the teeth of thousands of men on edge, fretting over complex mental processes like choosing between red or yellow roses. Read More
The Equine Experience
Adventure, fun, challenge, connection and insight
These words words that describe The Equine Experience offered by the teamwork of EAGALA* certified professionals.
Inside the gates of the rustic Red Horse Ranch (www.redhorseranch.net), psychotherapist, Nancy Willbern and equine expert, Lynne Dickinson (www.horsesastrainers.com) offer an activity-based program recognizing horses as natural truth-tellers.
Designed to expose personal and relational patterns, both dynamic and reflective human-horse interactions serve as metaphorical mirrors for li ... Read More
Bandera Library presents The 8th Annual Wild Hog Explosion
Get Ready! Its time for Squeals and Spills at the 8th Annual Wild Hog Explosion and All Bike Rally! Set to kick off the last weekend of Spring Break, March 19 and 20. This fun-filled weekend includes the hilarious Wild Hog Catch, the crowd-pleasing Pork Rib Cook-Off and an awesome All Bike Rally.
What exactly is The Wild Hog Explosion? Read More
Comfort Crockery Keeps The Faith
In the heart of Comfort, Texas, on Seventh Street, business owner Roci Brawner is defying the odds. Opening her gallery in October 2009 amidst the backdrop of our nation’s crumbling economy, she knew she had to take a leap of faith when the historic Faltin building came onto the market. Read More
Fredericksburg Theater Company Presents “The Man of La Mancha”
Join the Fredericksburg Theater Company as they celebrate another season. FTC’s production will be this five time Tony Award winning musical “The Man of La Mancha,” based on the 1505 novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. A special performance is set for Feb. Read More
Garner State Park to Add 177 Acres in Land Purchase
One of Texas’ most beloved outdoor recreation destinations — Garner State Park near Concan — will be adding a 177-acre tract that includes the iconic bluff known as Old Baldy as the result of a land deal struck with a willing, conservation-minded landowner.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its Jan. Read More
Glenn Miller Sound Lives Forever
In the Mood? In Bandera? That’s right! The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be in Bandera on Sunday, March 7, to put Bandera “In the Mood” for Miller’s Big Band Sound! The event is being presented by the Purple Sage Guest Ranch and Conference Center as a fundraiser for the Bandera Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund. Read More
Museum Plans Grand Opening
Blanco Pioneer Museum’s steering committee met Monday January 4th to plan the grand opening celebration of the Museum located on Pecan Street behind the Bowling Alley. The festive occasion will take place on Saturday afternoon, February 27, with story telling, music, cowboy food and a street dance. Chuck wagons, buggies and campfires will add to the old time western ambience. Read More
One-Horse Town to Elect One-Day Mayor
With most major municipal elections behind them, Texas residents might feel lulled into breathing a sigh of relief in 2010, ready to settle down with whatever new officials and new policies have found their way into office. But don’t get too cozy just yet. There’s one last ballot to cast and it may surprise you. Read More
Texas Outdoor Family – No Experience Necessary!
Have you wanted to take your family on a camping trip, but you didn’t feel you knew everything you might need to know to have a successful camping experience?
Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) workshops are hosted at state parks and at various partner sites (such as city and county parks) where your family receives hands-on experience learning basic outdoor skills. Read More
Watch Birds and Wildlife in Comfort at Blanco State Park
Visitors to Blanco State Park will soon be able to take advantage of a new structure for wildlife viewing and enjoyment. Construction will begin in February and should be completed by the end of March. The facility is designed for viewing and photographing birds and other wildlife and will also be used as on outdoor classroom by park personnel.
Mary Alice Partain, Blanco State Park Interpretive Ranger, states the following: “This new structure will be a significant asset to the park. Read More
Sunset Cliff Farms
Riding in the Lap of Luxury
On a quiet, sunny 26 acres overlooking scenic Lake Buchanan, about 10 miles outside the town of Burnet, you’ll find horse heaven. No, I don’t mean the place where horses retire after their work here on earth is done. Quite to the contrary, Sunset Cliff Farms is where the discriminating horse and rider go to receive the very best in top-notch training and luxury care and accommodations. Read More