Christmas in the Hill Country

Follow the Lights

It is always with great anticipation that I wait for the first lights of the Holiday season. My Christmas memories always include at least one drive to ooh and ah over beautiful strings of lights that adorned homes.I grew up where homes dotted the landscape in the middle of cotton fields. I always thought it was cool to see a home, lit up in twinkling lights, way off in the distance, standing

Nature's New Napa

Texas Vineyards Gaining Market Share While Producing World Class Wines

No one in the 1950s ever dreamed the Texas Hill Country would become the "New Tuscany". In those hardscrabble days, land was deemed so worthless that large tracts of property could be had for as little as fifty cents an acre — and no, that is not a typographical error....

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Johnson City's "Sculpture Ranch"

Incredible art displayed in a natural gallery

A few miles west of Johnson City, exquisitely utilizing 143 primarily pristine acres, exists an astonishing artistic enclave where myriad incredible and substantial examples of man's conceptual imagination complementarily coexist (almost magically) within the vastness and natural splendor that is the Texas Hill Country. Appropriately named the Sculpture Ranch, this grand gallery of the great...

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State Park Celebrates Lyndon B. Johnson’s Birthday

On August 27, 2015 the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Park will celebrate what would have been LBJ’s 107th birthday. National Park Tours of the Texas White House will be free to the public and begin at 10:00 a.m. The traditional wreath will be laid at the President’s grave for his birthday. Visitors may stop by the cemetery to pay their respects. The State Park and National Parks will

New Technology Assists Police Department in Auto Theft Arrest

Thursday, June 25 turned out to be a busy day for Johnson City Investigator Garrett Scallorn. In addition to an arrest allegedly involving methamphetamine (see related story), the officer also made an arrest for alleged theft of a motor vehicle....

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Weekend Events: June 12-14

Lavender Field

This weekend is full of diverse events, perfect for a unique daytrip! Whether it's shopping hand-made goods, trying some Texas mead or browsing an art gallery that tickles your fancy, it's all going on this weekend in the Hill Country....

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