Lifestyle

Thu
25
May

Brush Country legends featured prominently in Witte Museum

By Janice Odom

The Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center at the Witte Museum in San Antonio is a treasure trove of Texas history, and tucked away in the George West Trail Drivers Gallery is a special tribute to some of the intrepid men who built the cattle industry in Frio and La Salle counties.

The gallery, located on the first floor of the South Texas Heritage Center, features cattle industry artifacts and information on many of the early cattlemen who drove stock up the trails from Texas to northern markets after the Civil War.

Curated by Bruce M. Shackelford, a nationally recognized authority on the history of the American West, the exhibit includes some 170 portraits on the gallery walls and another 140 or so that can be accessed on a touch screen system.

 

Thu
25
May

Brush Country Retired School Personnel get heart healthy

By Novella Byrd

Thursday, May 18 marked the last meeting of the 2016-17 year for the Brush Country Retired School Personnel Association (BCRSPA) members held in the Country Store meeting room in Cotulla.

The guest speaker for the evening was Alicia Ramirez, RN. Ramirez is one of 82 nurses working as a Wesley Nurse for the Methodist Healthcare Ministries. The mission of the Wesley nurses is to serve the underserved and uninsured to assist them in finding resources for their healthcare needs; all of their services are free of charge to these individuals.

Thu
18
May

HomeTown

By Janice Odom

Graduation parties, Memorial Day, family reunions, neighborhood gatherings. There’s always a great reason to fire up the grill and enjoy a backyard barbecue and some great company.

For me, the ideal summer meal is a grilled steak or hamburger accompanied by some potato salad, baked beans and deviled eggs. Add your favorite beverages and a light dessert to the dishes below, and you’ve got everything you need for a great outdoor picnic any night of the week.

 

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Thu
18
May

The Beautiful Walnut Chest

Last week I noticed boxes stacked out in front of some storage units. I went over and started talking to a man standing there. As we talked I noticed a small wooden chest sitting by the door. He said he was going to throw it away because of water damage and termites. He said it was made of solid walnut, very old and cost him a lot of money years ago. As I looked at the chest you could see the beautiful craftsmanship. Evidently the wood had been carefully selected, cut and then fitted. Everything very exact and with purpose. The hinges and locks and were of the highest quality.

 

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Thu
11
May

DRT annual convention is May 25-27

By Billie Nast

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Convention will be held in Dallas, May 25-27. Ladies from all over Texas and parts of the United States will be coming together for the 126th annual convention. There are over 7,000 members. It is always good to be in a room full of people that not only love Texas but Texas History as well.

The DRT Pledge is as follows: Realizing that the heritage of eligibility in the Association of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a sacred honor to be cherished as a member of your chapter, I pledge myself to be faithful to its lofty ideals and to guard its interests and achievements.

 

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Thu
11
May

Simple Mother’s Day recipes for the kids to make

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel, mother

Mother’s Day has been commemorated on the second Sunday in May for over 100 years in the United States, and as with every special day, there are many ways to celebrate.

Today, HomeTown Flavors offers up a few easyto- prepare recipes that the kids of the family might whip up for Mom – not only to show their love but also to give her a little reprieve from the kitchen.

If your family doesn’t already have some mealtime Mother’s Day traditions, think about creating ones of your own. There are a lot of great ideas to be found on the Internet, so let’s get creative this year.

 

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Thu
04
May

Parade Participants

The LaSalle County Fair Association and Wild Hog Cook-off court recently attended the Encinal Cinco de Mayo and the Freer Rattlesnake Round-Up parades. Attending the Encinal Cinco de Mayo parade were Miss LaSalle Runner-up Mikayla Aguero, Little Miss LaSalle Bella Garcia, Little Mr Runner-up Easton Porter and Little Miss Runner-up Milena Perez. Attending the Freer Rattlesnake Round-Up and taking first place at the event were Miss La Salle Runner-up Mikayla Aguero and Little Miss Runner-Up Milena Perez.

 

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Thu
04
May

Huajillo Unit meets in D’Hanis

By Diana Bush

The Huajilla Unit of Texas Retired Teachers Association met at the D’Hanis Community Center on Monday, April 24.

Members welcomed guest speaker Betsy Herrmann who presented the program “Treasures in the Attic”. Hermann and her sister, Betsy run a monthly antique show and sale “Sister’s Treasures” in Fredericksburg. Betsy told members of the current trends in the vintage market.

Sam Dubberly gave the treasurers report, followed by committee reports. Lola Hill spoke of the need to document volunteer hours by retirees, Ken Hanson gave details of our current legislative session at state, and Ester Johnson revealed the $500 TRTA scholarship recipients: Emily Breiten from Devine and Kelsea Keeney from Utopia.

 

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Thu
27
Apr

Employees Of The Month, Recognition

Employees of the Month for April at Pearsall ISD include: (L-R) Lorena Maldonado, Pearsall Junior High, Ignacio Guevara, Ted Flores Elementary, Michael Pitts, PISD Central Office, Eldrick Link, Pearsall High School. Not pictured is Makayla Cuevas, Pearsall Intermediate. The school also presented its Community Recognition Award to the Pearsall Wal-mart.

 

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Thu
27
Apr

HomeTown

By Janice Odom

One of the most pleasant days I’ve had in a long time was spent in Bigfoot earlier this month when I got to cover the annual Bigfoot Wallace birthday celebration at his namesake museum.

I had heard a lot about the community and the museum, but this was my first time to visit. In true Texas style, the people were super friendly and the food was delicious – especially the extra rich chocolate brownies I brought home from the bake sale.

If you haven’t been to the museum, you need to treat yourself to a visit. And, while you’re there, be sure to pick up the Bigfoot Wallace Museum Cookbook, which is loaded with recipes from some of the best cooks in Frio County.

 

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