In This Issue — Boerne Performing Arts Brings the Arts to the Hill Country for the Second Season, Austin & San Antonio Boat & Travel Trailer Shows, Imagine, Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Wimberley Players, Texas Redneck Road Trips, Renew Yourself in Blanco
Bringing the Arts to the Hill Country – Second Season
Last year, the Boerne Performing Arts brought world class performances such as the Vienna Boys Choir, TAO: The Art of the Drum and Bowfire to Boerne so that people in the Texas Hill Country could enjoy these nationally and internationally known groups right here, where they enjoy life.
The inaugural season was a huge success- so much so that they sold out all of the performances. Read More
Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show to Draw Water Sport and Outdoor Enthusiasts
2013 Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show to Draw Thousands of Water Sport and Outdoor Enthusiasts to Town on January 17-20
If spending more time enjoying the great outdoors across Texas and beyond with friends and family is part of your New Year’s resolution, then the Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show is the place to be on January 17-20, 2013, at the Convention Center in downtown Austin.
The Boat & Travel Trailer Show, held annually, is timed for the start of the vacation planning season as f ... Read More
Birds Abound Out West in Andrews County
Some time back, I was presenting a slideshow called “Bird life of Andrews County” to a local service club. It seemed a lie detector test was about to be ordered when I informed the audience that I had photographed the bird featured in this article right here within the city limits of Andrews, Texas.
This avian creature is the American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana), a shore bird (about the size of a blue jay) that does indeed spend its nesting period, ranging from April through June, wad ... Read More
Imagine a world where artisans in developing countries get a fair return on their creative work. Imagine a world where profits from retail sales go to help fund orphanages. Imagine a world where profits help your neighbors in need.
You don’t have to imagine all that anymore. Just visit the Imagine shop in Wimberley.
“I was at a crossroad in my life and I wanted to do something I believed in,” says Kami Turner, owner of Imagine.
Kami and husband David moved from Michigan to the Texas Hi ... Read More
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas a Family-Friendly Event for All Ages
Looking for a fun-filled weekend? Come celebrate Mardi Gras in Downtown Port Arthur, Southeast Texas style, from Thursday, February 7, through Sunday, February 10, 2013, with parades large and small.
Don’t miss the Valero Krewe of Krewes or Total Majestic Krewe of Aurora Grand Parade with large, New Orleans style floats tossing lots of beads, cups, and doubloons for all to catch and enjoy.
On Sunday, the Richard Industrial Group Motor Parade features anything and everything that rolls with ... Read More
Renew Yourself in Blanco this New Year
The New Year always holds such a measure of promise and hope. As people consider their New Year’s resolutions, included on the list for many will be to spend more time with their loved ones and to give themselves more personal time. The start of the New Year is a time of renewing ourselves, and Blanco is the perfect place to take that time. Read More
San Antonio Boat & Travel Trailer Show to Draw Thousands to Alamodome
2013 San Antonio Boat & Travel Trailer Show to Draw Thousands of Water Sport and Outdoor Enthusiasts to the Alamodome on January 24-27
If spending more time enjoying the great outdoors across Texas and beyond with friends and family is part of your New Year’s resolution, then the San Antonio Boat & Travel Trailer Show is the place to be on January 24-27 at The Alamodome in downtown San Antonio.
The Boat & Travel Trailer Show, held annually, is timed for the start of the vacation planning se ... Read More
Texas Redneck Road Trips
Uh, oh. I’ve visited more than half the 50-plus destinations in travel writer Allan Kimball’s newest book, Texas Redneck Road Trips. Does that make me one, too?
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. After all, we’ve all got a tad of redneck somewhere in our blood. You know, that who-cares, let’s-have-some-dirty-fun, “glorious lack of sophistication” attitude, as Kimball so eloquently describes in his pocket-sized guide recently published by Great Texas Line Press.
No matter ... Read More
The Wimberley Players presented their first performance 33 years ago and they continue to amaze the village with the quality of their productions today.
“We’re always striving to amaze,” says Players’ vice president Julie Ray. “In fact that’s our new slogan: ‘Amazing Theater.’”
That first performance back in 1979 took place in an elementary school auditorium with lighting hidden in coffee cans above the makeshift scenery. Read More