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Last week I turned 63 years old, the same age my dad was when he passed away. He had planned to start slowing down a bit, but didn’t live long enough to fulfill that dream. They say you never become a man until you lose your father, but that never happened for me. I still feel like the same …

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I’m feeling weird these days. Initially I thought I was a little out of sorts since our youngest moved out. After all, I don’t know how to be an empty nest mom. 

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In 1938 it was only two years since the citizens of New Braunfels voted to purchase Landa Park. The activity never stopped. Albert Ludwig as park commissioner guided the outstanding upgrade of Landa Park. Only limestone quarried from the Albert Pfueffer ranch located off 306 was used in the …

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There are some stories, no matter how old or no matter the circumstances, seem to capture our hearts! It’s even better when they’re true. See if you don’t agree this is one of those.

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Sunrise, sunset. It’s been going on for billions of years.

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Q. Are rose thorns poisonous? A friend of mine started a new rose garden and the first thing that happened was that she had a reaction to the thorn punctures on her thumb. 

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The following children were born at Christus Santa Rosa in New Braunfels, Texas:

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This week, we enter what seems like an eternity since we had any live music to see. As I write this column, only Freiheit Country Store and Koozie’s Ice House are hosting live music. You can check out their schedule in the calendar section. Everyone else are either closed or hosting live str…

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Lately I’ve tried to post things on my personal social media that are either amusing or have inspired me. During my search for something I came across a list of “the things I can control.” Perfect, I thought. These days with so much chaos in the world, this might be the ideal thing. 

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Drew Kennedy wasn’t born in Texas but as the old saying goes, he got here as fast as he could. Born in Philadelphia in 1980, Drew grew up with his sights set on baseball and a degree in American History. He was a music fan but had never sung nor played an instrument. In his sophomore year at…

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Maybe milk in my tea? 

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“Perspective is a thing that can magically make your worst day feel like one of your best days.” 

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

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Q. Always enjoy your articles. I have a problem I hope you can help me with. We have a terrible problem with cut ants. I have used all kinds of pesticides but nothing I have tried kills them. They will move the entrance to their underground home and come right back within a week. Any suggest…

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History is shared in many formats including art, the printed word and personal stories handed down from one generation to another. Quilts are special commemoratives given for births, graduations, weddings and anniversaries or to someone who is moving away. Quilts are art. While more practica…

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As we all feared, Wurstfest is canceled for this year. It is the first time in their 60-year history that the festival has been canceled. After news of the Comal County Fair being canceled, we all knew it was just a matter of time before Wurstfest followed. It’s my favorite event in our city…

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The Prosapio Moving Company staff was put to the test this weekend when we moved our youngest daughter to her first apartment. We took our old horse trailer and filled it with an unbelievable amount of boxes, furniture and clothes. We timed it all very carefully according to the weather forecast.

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We are fortunate to have among us those who study and understand the value of nature’s many gifts.  They practice conservation and benefit the environment; consequently, they benefit us all.  The contributor of today’s column, Jane Miller, is a true conservationist.  We thank her for sharing…

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

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It was great to have a full year without severe drought and irrigation restrictions in 2019. We are back in the normal summer pattern now in August of 2020 and many communities are under drought restrictions. Check on the situation in your community and comply with the restrictions if they a…

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