In This Issue — Events and more for July 2010. The Old West Lives on in Boerne at Enchanted Springs Ranch. Plus the 49th annual Old Settlers' Reunion in Camp Wood, Blanco State Park opens their wildlife viewing area, Bandera celebrates National Day of the American Cowboy, Love's Antiques in Bandera, Spring Branch Bistro, and more.
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The Old West Lives on in Boerne
While the Hill Country’s reputation for Texas firsts continues to grow, for example, first vineyard, first olive orchard, etc., one ranch appeals to tourists not through the new attractions it promises, but through the old. Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne resurrects the Old West in all its three-dimensional grit and glory for visitors every week – with a twist. Read More
49th Old Settlers’ Reunion
Each first full weekend in August, the little Hill Country town of Camp Wood nearly doubles in size when it’s time to enjoy the Old Settlers’ Reunion. For 49 years now, people who once lived in the Nueces Canyon flock back to the area to celebrate family, friendships and community while enjoying the beautiful scenery along the crystal-clear Nueces River. Read More
“Wind, Water and Light”
Wesley Gallery Show Explores Local Solutions to World Energy Problems
July 10 – Dripping Springs – Wesley Gallery show, “Wind, Water and Light”, explores local solutions to our world energy challenges, Saturday 10 am—5 pm at the Gallery: 27008 Ranch Rd. 12 South.
Sit under a solar umbrella while you admire magnificent sculpture and brightly painted rain barrels. Learn about nearby wind and geothermal projects, browse through drought resistant plant specimens, and then talk with a green builder about putting it all together. Read More
Blanco State Park Opens Wildlife Viewing Area
The Wildlife Viewing Station at the Blanco State Park is officially completed and open for use by park patrons and visitors. The completion of the structure was celebrated with a private dedication ceremony held on Monday, May 24.
The structure has been dedicated to long-time Blanco resident Jean Evans. Jean is an avid birder and authored Birds of Blanco State Park - A Field Checklist, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department publication.
The checklist was the result of a five-year study conducted ... Read More
Bandera to Celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy
America loves its cowboys. Those ruggedly independent, straight shooters who can ride, rope, throw and tie (and never tell a lie) have been publicly celebrated in countless ways since the cattle culture of the Old West first thundered across the prairies. In paintings and on film, in histories and novels alike, and especially at rodeos and other daring demonstrations, these (past and present) hard riders of the round up still generate awe and admiration for their remarkable skills and abilities ... Read More
Taking a Leap of Faith
Love’s Antiques and Collectibles Mall, located just off of Hwy 16 north of Bandera, boasts over 100 vendors. Offering a vast array of collectibles, antiques, furniture and much more.
Owner Pamela Lange opened the doors on May 22, 1998. Lange relocated from Kerrville, leaving behind her job at Radio Shack and took a leap of faith into the world of antiques that has proven to be an amazing adventure.
The building, formerly a feed store, has been transformed into a huge antique mall that featur ... Read More
Spring Branch Bistro Makes Fine Dining Affordable
Looking for fine dining, but want to stay in the Hill Country? Spring Branch Bistro is the place to go. Offering cuisine that is scrumptious and a vast array of wines to suit any palate, the Spring Branch Bistro is causing quite a stir among diners.
Chef John Boehm, Head Chef and General Manager, brings his love of food and years of experience to this new restaurant. Read More