2009-01-01

Ed Longhurst

If you go to Hawaii, all the shirts and skirts have pictures of palm trees and surfers. In California, they paint everything with pictures of whales and seals.

2009-01-01

Chaz Allen

If there's one issue in America that almost everyone has an opinion about, it's taxes. Everyone has different things they think their tax dollars should be used for. You ask ten people, and you'll get ten different sets of priorities.

2009-01-01

Stephanie Parker

Bandera County Courier Scotland correspondent Rev. Alan McKean climbed a mountain to take pictures when fog rolled down across the mountaintop and obscured the path.

2009-01-01

Mikie Baker

Though it’s really all about the giving and not the receiving, my Christmas receiving experience this year was so odd, I thought you’d enjoy a couple of laughs at my expense.

2009-01-01

Doug White

There I was getting ready to feed my two guineas, two chicken hens and one wild turkey hen.

2009-01-01

Bill Ellis

The man came out of the bison-leather tent and greeted the sun as it rose in the east. He went to the playa, washed his face and had a big drink of water.

2009-01-08

Doug White

On Wednesday, Dec. 31, I received a call from the owner of the Church’s Chicken Car reporting that the chicken car had been decapitated

2009-01-08

Bill Ellis

The name “jade” describes several hard, fine-grained minerals, ranging in color from light green to rich, dark green.

2009-01-08

Mikie Baker

Around 25 years ago, My Perfect Husband and I moved into a new house. Immediately, we purchased the fanciest refrigerator on the market.

2009-01-08

Stephanie Parker

Strange but true, firefighters often save dogs and cats through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Touchy-feely good news.

2009-01-08

Ed Longhurst

Before 1910, the pioneers of motorcycle racing were already exceeding speeds of 136 mph on bikes built from scavenged bicycle frames and tires.

2009-01-08

Chaz Allen

Well fnolks, I reckon you would have to drive through three counties before you would run into somebody who had as much hard luck as Charlie did

2009-01-15

Stephanie Parker

A true and often related fact is that a person’s background and experience color their perception of the world around them.

2009-01-15

Chaz Allen

Imagine for a moment, won’t you? You are a doctor. Matter of fact, you are considered a genius. You graduated medical school at the top of your class.

2009-01-15

Doug White

There I was, walking around the old home place when, to my surprise, I found the old aluminum boat I had purchased in Spokane Washington in the mid 1980s - some 20 years ago!

2009-01-15

Bill Ellis

Almost every culture had orchards because fruits and nuts were an important part of their diets.

2009-01-15

Mikie Baker

Let’s be honest. It’s been several weeks since the New Year. How many of you have already broken all your resolutions? Well, I have not; mainly because I haven’t started mine.

2009-01-22

Doug White

There I was back in the mid 1980s, assigned to the USAF Survival School since I would be working as a support troop for this important school.

2009-01-22

Bill Ellis

Middle American Indian doctors were proficient at setting bone fractures and breaks and handling dislocations. They even performed surgery to set broken bones.

2009-01-22

Mikie Baker

Dearly Demented Mom taught me to cook by carefully following the recipe and to sew by using a pattern. As a grown woman, I was horrified to discover that most of my girlfriends never used recipes

2009-01-22

Chaz Allen

It’s hard to imagine now just how important the town blacksmith was to a farming community in the pioneer days.

2009-01-22

Stephanie Parker

Winter officially began on Dec. 21 and ends on March 20. Still, in the unique Texas Hill Country, we create our own calendar.

2009-01-22

Ed Longhurst

… so I did. I left Kerrville at 10 am Sunday morning and arrived in Las Cruces, New Mexico - 576 miles - at 6:30 pm. It was foggy for the first 100 miles, but as it cleared, the temp warmed up quickly.

2009-01-29

Stephanie Parker

Like Bandera County, Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix suffers the impact of continuing growth and development. Here in Bandera County, residents move away from the city to experience country living

2009-01-29

Chaz Allen

Pierre didn’t know where it came from, he only knew that it came and it helped in oh so many ways. The money always arrived with a small short note that simply said

2009-01-29

Ed Longhurst

If you are unfamiliar with the phrase (Outside the Cage) this column may be of interest to you. If you are one of the millions around the world who shed metal, plastic and glass and leave the gulping of fossil fuels

2009-01-29

Doug White

Before starting on this next story, I want to give an update on the chicken car’s missing head. It is still missing and there is a $500 reward for its return.

2009-01-29

Bill Ellis

Indians did not like mosquitoes any better than anyone else does. They designed several ways to keep them away.

2009-01-29

Mikie Baker

Now I know a lot of you country gals may never have done this, but us Big City girls did because our mothers made us