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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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New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation has the charge to create primary jobs for New Braunfels. This is one of those challenges that one must understand what a primary job or primary employer is — or understand the difference between a primary employer and a secondary employer. Prima…

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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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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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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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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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There’s little doubt you’ve heard of the Fab Four — John, Paul, George and Ringo — those Liverpool lads who revolutionized the music scene throughout the 1960s. Well, for me, there were four other British lads, all a bit older, Ernie, Fred, Norman and George, who were my personal fab four fr…

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Q. We had a cedar elm tree die of hypoxylon canker. The arborist involved made it sound like that there was nothing to do to protect the other trees in the vicinity from becoming infected. That cannot be right can it?

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Let’s go to Mars! 

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It didn’t matter where Pete Buttigieg traveled in Iowa for the early Democratic Party primaries — voters kept asking similar questions.

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The Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for civil matters in the state, including family law matters, administrative appeals, probate and estate matters, child protection cases and juvenile justice cases. 

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When the weatherman reported that a cold front was coming and that temperatures would drop to a frosty 97 degrees, I felt it was safe to venture outside. 

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If you’ve ever looked at the mural “Lure of the Springs” on the Parks and Rec building in Landa Park, you will find it includes a mammoth. The Sophienburg has several prehistoric artifacts and one of them is a mammoth tooth. Cool. I wondered where it was found, who found it and when. Time fo…

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Q. We are considering planting more Texas sage in our landscape. What are the positive characteristics of the selection Lynn’s Legacy? My son in San Antonio listens to your radio show and he went ahead and bought several after he heard the discussion on the show. 

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2019 and 2020 have been blessed with the presence of numerous comets.  You might ask, WHERE?!  Me too.  Unless you have a telescope at least 8” in diameter they are just dim smudges and even in an 8” they aren’t anything to brag about.  You need to go bigger, or take long exposure images, or…

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On display at the New Braunfels Park and Recreation Department office in Landa Park is a model of a garden exhibiting the principles of xeriscape landscaping.  The project was funded in part by the Edwards Underground Water District (EUWD).  By June 1991 the Parks Department personnel had th…

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