The Harness Maker’s Dream

March 27, 2014

A Texas Sized Story My most recent good read is The Harness Maker’s Dream by Pulitzer winner and San Antonio born Nick Kotz. The Harness Maker’s Dream is available in bookstores and I’m sure on Amazon in both print and Kindle format.  I saw it on the shelf of a bookstore named The Twig in the Pearl Brewery […]

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Austin hosts Formula 1 races

March 11, 2014

Formula 1 Grand Prix in Texas SWSW is all the rage in Austin right now, but at other times of the year, Austin natives, visitors,  and interested Texans from all over enjoy 3 days of F1 racing. I didn’t know much about it either, but I do have plenty of friends who enjoy NASCAR races […]

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A Boy from Barnhart: Times Remembered

March 3, 2014

Herbie Taylor remembers a live well lived Herbie Taylor was a boy from Barnahrt.  He still is a boy from Barnhart…even though he spent a long career as a military officer and has traveled the world and spent a lifetime away from his growing-places of Barnhart, Big Lake, and small town Texas.  He still is […]

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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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