Real Texas Landmarks

February 20, 2014

iPhone app tells of area landmarks If you are one of those die-hard Texas history buffs who want to know all about the area of Texas you happen to be traveling in…..I’ve got some good news for you.  There is an App for that! The App is available for the iPhone and is easy to […]

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Texas as a nation infographic

January 25, 2014

Here’s a Texas info graphic brought to you by the good folks at

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Jeff Strahan was Texas Bluesman

January 16, 2014

Sing on Jeff Strahan Texas lost a blues singer/songwriter/performer with the death on Wednesday of Jeff Strahan. He was a friend of Ramona and I and left behind his wife Lois Lane, his children, family in Lamesa, and his many friends and fans.  He passed into blues Heaven Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  He will be […]

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Alamo infographic

January 12, 2014

Since we now live just outside of San Antonio, we can visit the Alamo and all San Antonio missions sites as often as we want to go.  The good folks at Marriot have provided a custom info graphic to remind you of the timeline of events back then. The info graphic was created by the […]

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Real Texas New Year 2014

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year to All! Symbolism of New Year’s Day foods In most cultures, foods prepared on New Year’s Day bring good luck. Which foods? Depends upon the culture. Recurring themes are green (life), gold & coins (money/wealth) and pork/ham (because pigs root forward as they eat, embracing challenges). “As New Year’s Day approaches, people […]

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Merry Christmas 2013

December 24, 2013

A Real Texas Christmas A Real Texas Christmas means a lot to us all The muchachos and ninos all speak with a drawl. There’s a mixture of Tex-Mex in all that we say And at this time of year we might holler ole. In Real Texas we’re special each and every one In the way […]

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What does Joe Boxer Christmas Commercial and Real Texas Christmas Recipes have in common?

December 12, 2013

…Hershey Kiss Cookie Recipe! This year is a special Christmas year for us…we have gone through some rough health issues with Ramona, made a major move to San Antonio from our west Texas paradise, but we also have so much to be thankful for. This Christmas season Ramona said, “I’m back on track.  Well I’m […]

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Backyard Gardening tools

December 3, 2013

Christmas gifts for gardeners Here it is December already  and some of you Real Texans have not done all your shopping yet.  I’ve purchased a few things online and a few things from stores, but finding just the right gift is tricky.  However, I looked in my own inventory of products and came up with […]

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Playing for a Good Cause

October 24, 2013

The state of bingo in Texas Although poker comes to mind when thinking about games of chance in Texas (after all, one of the most popular variants of the pastime is named after the state), there is one other game that arguably receives just as much recognition: bingo. The Lone Star State is home to […]

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Groomer’s Seafood Lobster Mania

August 7, 2013

Real Texas Lobster Quesadillas (Editor’s note:  It is so good to have Ramona back posting some of her recipes.  I’ll give everyone  an update in a few days.) Here’s a headline for you:  Live Maine Lobsters come to San Antonio, Texas by the thousands! Groomer’s Seafood in San Antonio had it’s annual Lobster Mania last […]

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