Real Texas Walkers

July 19, 2014

Walking is really living In the little rural neighborhood I live in now in the San Antonio area, it is easy to enjoy walking as a regular personal fitness program.  The paved roads in the gated sub-division go uphill and downhill meandering through the area among the hills of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It’s […]

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Vogel Orchard Peaches

June 25, 2014

Real Texas Peaches Fredericksburg Peach Season is underway… By Ramona & David Some folks may think of Georgia when you say Peach.  In Texas we say Fredericksburg! The Vogel family roots run deep in Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Texas’ premier peach growing region.  Jamey Vogel heads up this family operation located closer to Stonewall than Fredericksburg, […]

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Go to Groomer’s for the Freshest Seafood

March 27, 2014

It’s “Ramona” recommended! By Ramona Werst If you want the freshest best quality seafood in South Texas, go visit Groomer’s Seafood here in San Antonio. How many people do you know who after a life threatening surgery talks to their surgeon about cooking? I have been followed up by my surgeon for the past two […]

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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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