2012-12-06

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Thanksgiving ends and the Christmas season begins. The Church calls this time of year Advent, the time of looking forward

2012-12-06

By Dennis Allyn

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2012-12-06

By Doris Doebbler

It doesn't seem possible that November is behind us and Christmas will be here in less than three weeks! One of the best gifts

2012-12-06

By Vicki L. George

Bandera County Helping Hand is so thankful for the generous outpouring of our devoted friends and neighbors. We are grateful

2012-12-06

By Feather Wilson

Are you a climate change skeptic? Truth is not as exciting as made up stuff. Truth is boring and sometimes very disturbing.

2012-12-06

By Feather Wilson

Are you a climate change skeptic? Truth is not as exciting as made up stuff. Truth is boring and sometimes very disturbing.

2012-12-06

By Mikie Baker

In the second home my parents owned, we were blessed with our first fireplace. It had a gas starter and within minutes, my dad could create a fine fire

2012-12-06

By Doug White

Gee, when I was thinking about a story to write in this week's column, I noticed the article in last week's Courier about a neighbor,

2012-12-06

By Charles Prokop

You don't need to see the flight of a golf ball to know if it was solidly struck. A great golf shot just sounds different

2012-12-13

By Carolyn B. Edwards

At some point during the holiday season, you will probably have guests over. So the house is getting the deep-cleaning once over, am I right? My mom was a neat and clean housekeeper, but

2012-12-13

By Dennis Allyn

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2012-12-13

By Doug White

Before I get started on this week's story, I want to thank Carolyn Edwards for the heads up on a couple of cookbooks by Mr. Food, whom I had mentioned in a recent column.

2012-12-13

By Feather Wilson

What would our hills look like if all the juniper trees disappeared? This would reveal a lot of rock rubble and a little more grass. There might be some stunted oaks

2012-12-13

By Charles Prokop

There are a lot of little jobs that must be done well if a golf course is to run smoothly. Players see the results of good course maintenance and conditioning in healthy fairways and smooth greens.

2012-12-13

By Vicki L. George

Bandera County Helping Hand still has a huge need for non-perishable food items, including meats in any form. Our pantry shelves are low. Again, we call on our friends

2012-12-13

By Mikie Baker

(Columnist's note: Remember those Christmas cards stuffed with yearly updates of long lost family members? Thought you might enjoy this holiday letter I received in the mail last week.) Family and Friends, Well, it's that time of year again! Here's our annual yuletide Bluster family update. We thin

2012-12-13

By Doris Doebbler

By now, you're probably smack dab in Christmas preparations - prettifying your home, shopping, wrapping, cooking and baking in readiness

2012-12-20

By Carolyn B. Edwards

My Aunt Kay and Uncle Charlie (or "Chollie" as we pronounced it) worked for years for the big fabric mill in New Braunfels. The first textile mill was built

2012-12-20

By Dennis Allyn

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2012-12-20

By Doug White

Wow! What a great time of the year. We were busy with Christmas parades again. I had two during this writing. The first parade was a lighted parade in Fredericksburg on

2012-12-20

By Feather Wilson

Human intelligence has recently been found to be based on an ancient worm. That explains it all. The brain genes found in humans were first noted

2012-12-20

By Charles Prokop

The Good Old Boys stirred in their beds as the cold front blasted into town. "It won't be a day to chase the little white ball," they muttered as they pulled the covers up higher. "I think

2012-12-20

By Vicki L. George

Bandera County Helping Hand will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 21 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

2012-12-20

By Mikie Baker

If you are reading this column, the Mayans were wrong. How fortunate we made it through the end of the world together. Maybe now

2012-12-20

By Doris Doebbler

Christmas is almost upon us! Isn't this a beautiful time of year? Drop by to visit us and take in the lovely decorations and Christmas tree here at Silver Sage. And our garden

2012-12-20

By Bandera County Recipe Box

The holiday season is the most festive time of year, from singing in the streets to gatherings with friends and family. So if you're going to be entertaining, you'll want your party to feel as cheerful as the season

2012-12-27

By Carolyn B. Edwards

Since I decided to give up making resolutions for the new year and make predictions instead, I have enjoyed a great deal of success. In the grand tradition of Nostradamus,

2012-12-27

By Dennis Allyn

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2012-12-27

By Doug White

Wow, this is a story I had to run after my neighbor and friend, JB Edwards, shared it with me. It turns out that my dad owned a 1924 Cadillac. It was a gift

2012-12-27

By Feather Wilson

Christmas came and went and the end of the year is rapidly approaching with nothing but a few misty days for all of October, November and December. This is what a rainfall winter drought

2012-12-27

By Charles Prokop

The Good Old Boys and the Flying L golf staff wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. In keeping with the spirit of the season,

2012-12-27

By Vicki L. George

Bandera County Helping Hand wishes all our readers a safe and happy New Year celebration. May 2013 bring you all peace, good health and prosperity. Do not forget

2012-12-27

By Mikie Baker

I'm a laugh-of-the-day calendar fan. Every year I head to the one remaining bookstore in this country to buy a funny calendar so I can begin each day with a good laugh