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Landa Park, New Braunfels was chosen as the site for the 1998 State of Texas Arbor Day Celebration.  Associate Director of the Texas Forest Service Tom Boggers stated, “It’s important to select a community that is setting the standard for caring about their community through the care and nur…

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The following children were born at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas:

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The early-to-mid 20th century was a time of great advancement in astronomy, no doubt with the aid of technology.  Behind the scenes struggles stimulated innovative design and technology. Upstairs, the movers and shakers had meltdowns and out-of-body experiences, mostly due to personality and…

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In response to a mailed Christmas card, I recently received in return a sweet letter from 97-year-old, Mary, who had been a dear friend of my late mother when she lived in Ohio.

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The 2020-21 debutantes will be presented at the annual Mid-Texas Symphony Ball, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m., at The Village Venue at Creekside.  The Mid-Texas Symphony Guild Debutante Program promotes family involvement in the symphony society, as well as activities…

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Q. We have a 2-story house and the cat’s claw vine is growing up the side of the house. I remember you and Jerry Parsons talking about applying Remedy on the Gardening South Texas Radio Show. It looks to me as if I could apply the Remedy directly to the vine and not have it affect anything e…

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As I slowly count down the days until summer and continue binge watching Hallmark movies, I am hoping we will soon see light at the end of the COVID tunnel. 

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After months of media hoopla over presidential candidates and elections results, I thought it might be nice to share a fun old news story. As often happens, I found a photo. It was of three men and a shot-up old car. What? The search for answers was on.

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Q. Based on your column a few weeks ago I checked, and we do have scale on our peach tree. What happens if we do not spray it? We do not have a spray rig and I do not like the idea of spraying plants with pesticides. 

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“What goes around, comes around” was an expression my Uncle Norman used ­— make that over-used — so much it became something of a family joke. He would use it to describe both negative as well as positive outcomes.

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Do you remember anything about February 24, 1987? I don’t. Maybe if I had been south of the equator…

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The following children were born at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas:

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As Old Man Winter shows us once again that summer is still months away, there’s a lot of things happening in the music world. 

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There’s a clue to this plant’s effect if you think about the fallen bud.  Like the scar on Harry Potter’s forehead, it is a hint of a very mysterious past.

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Q. Something is eating round holes in my mustard greens. What would do that and how can I control the damage? We prepare the mustard by roasting the stems and leaves. 

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This past weekend as I was preparing my thoughts for this week’s column, I unexpectedly received a telephone text from an old friend which read: “Good morning Mike. Hope you’re OK and haven’t lost your sense of taste, smell and humor.”

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Just got off a facebook session with relatives about COVID vaccines. The term “established science” was used and then immediately challenged due to its “politicization.” I put my 2 cents in and got out. 

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The following children were born at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas:

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Our New Year’s Eve celebration was very low-key this year, as I think a lot of peoples were. We tried watching some of the shows on TV that featured various musical guests helping countdown to the new year. 

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Another individual who gave those extra hours of community service during World War II was Nelrose Nowotny Leissner.  During that time Nell served as chairman of the Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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I hope your Christmas day was a good one, considering…

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