Archive for June, 2008

Commuting Calculator

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

We all know that living in the Hill Country Ranches area means traveling long distances by car. At times, it can be a frustrating process, especially when we are stuck in Austin or San Antonio's daily traffic jams. With the price of gasoline going up every day, it's important to ...

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Local Cedars Under Attack

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Our cedars are dying! Recent observations around the Hill Country area have confirmed the “browning” of the Ashe Juniper, locally known as “cedar.” In fact, large stands of naked cedars have been sighted. And—old growth cedars used as ornamental trees have also been affected. The cedar tree is deemed by many ...

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The Blaze of 1988

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

by Gyvel Young Witzel ©2008 On Saturday afternoon of November 26, 1988, Mike Inman and his brother Jerry had settled in for what they thought would be a relaxing holiday weekend. It was a typical fall afternoon with crisp and gusty winds, but this day, something was different. Mike looked ...

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