Archive for the ‘Feature Stories’ Category

Videophone Via Skype

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

by Michael Karl Witzel ©2008 Remember the telephone company slogan that was popular a few decades ago, the one that touted how long distance was "the next best thing to being there?" Well, there is a new service available on the Internet today that finally makes good on that claim, adding ...

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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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