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Request from Fargo, North Dakota: Do you know anything about a New Braunfels photographer named J. Serdinko? 

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When I was a field rep Thanksgiving was my happy time.  I planned my schedule to allow a road trip into northeastern Texas and northwestern Louisiana the week of Thanksgiving.  OK, I know it’s just Monday through Wednesday and a lot of driving, but it’s the most beautiful driving.  Often the…

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Although I’m not prepared to label it a tradition, I have for the past few years just before the Thanksgiving celebration compiled a list of things for which I am deeply thankful.

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

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Q. I have what I think are cabbage loopers on my broccoli. They are tiny and have not done much damage yet. I have used Thuricide to try and control them, but it does not seem to be working. What is another option?

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During the 175th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of New Braunfels, we focus on the history of the initial structures and how they have changed and grown during this time frame.  The Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church (SPP) in New Braunfels has such a documented history.  From the ga…

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October was the Hill Country Alliance’s first annual Night Sky Month celebration and was so successful I know it will become a tradition.  Some of the highlights:

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Q. We have a St Augustine Palmetto lawn that something is killing. I don’t see grubs or chinch bugs but suspect that one of them is the culprit.  The grass pulls back in great swaths.  We applied Grub X and Amdro plus we gave it extra water but there was no response. Can you recommend someon…

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

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause fear and uncertainty, Samaritan’s Purse is calling on churches and families to pack more shoebox gifts than ever before for Operation Christmas Child — making sure millions of children experience the Good News and great joy of the holiday. Samarita…

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It was a sweltering hot, end-of-summer, August Sunday in 1894, just perfect for a picnic by the river. Marie and Hugo Kramer gathered up their three children and joined Marie’s siblings, Georg and Lydia Hartman, and their in-laws Wilhelm and Walli Hartmann with their two children. Mrs. Willi…

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New Zealand is considered an astronomer’s paradise, of course when away from its few large cities, especially on the South Island.  So, last year (2019) when Nancy and I made the trip I was pretty pumped.  The southern hemisphere sky has treats we don’t see above the equator. I had packed a …

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Q. It looks like it was cold enough at the end of October that it caused some cold damage on our porter weed. When should we move the bougainvillea, hibiscus and other cold sensitive plants into shelter?

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One of the things I enjoy best while traveling around the Texas Hill Country is the abundance of wildflowers that seem to spring up everywhere you look.

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Now, more than any time in recent memory the Circle Arts Theatre in New Braunfels needs the support of its loyal patrons and community to ensure it’s able to carry out its mission and ensure the show goes on. This is not a cliché used lightly at Circle Arts Theatre; or any theater for that m…

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Another week and another legendary singer passed away. You have to wonder how much longer this will continue. Before long all of our old stars will be gone and I wonder who is left to take their place. Especially in country music, there’s definitely a shortage of traditional singers. Alan Ja…

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The Edwards Aquifer has long enlivened a diverse ecology and robust economy that has literally sprung from flows of clean waters emanating from the aquifer in the form of Comal Springs locally, and San Marcos Springs just up the road from us. For generations, we have come to depend on these …

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Saying discovery is premature. No one has seen an object within the Oort cloud yet so we cannot be sure it exists. The beauty of science — prediction, calculation, observation, experimentation and continue until evidence supports or refutes the prediction, the hypothesis. The asteroid and Ku…

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