2007-09-06

Ed Longhurst

That is what my two-year-old grandson calls me, “Pa.”

2007-09-06

Chaz Allen

It’s a long way from a sharecropper’s cabin to the governor’s mansion. But that’s exactly the journey that James took.

2007-09-06

Mikie Baker

It’s time for an update on the Teenage Eating Machine, and this one is serious. I need your attention, please.

2007-09-06

Doug White

We just did two parades. One was in Boerne, Sept. 1, the 102nd Annual Kendall County Fair parade. We were number 112 in the line up.

2007-09-13

By Judith Pannebaker

Recently, the Bandera City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission held a joint workshop to “clear the air.” At that time, Mayor Denise Griffin also took an opportunity to “clear the air.”

2007-09-13

By Stephanie Parker

Every state and community can surely boast at least one praiseworthy attribute that either interests visitors or attracts residents. Bandera County is blessed with a plethora of tourist attractions, along with rich history and a warm western welcome, that brings visitors back and calls residents who have wandered away back home-but not everyone can live in Bandera.

2007-09-13

Ed Longhurst

Okay, now listen up!Here’s the plan.

2007-09-13

By Chaz Allen

“George Mifflin for president!” Well, you might have heard that at one time. Especially in 1848 at a political convention to nominate a candidate for the high office. He should have been the natural choice, after all George Mifflin was the vice-president and President Polk had already announced that he would not seek a second term. So what stood in George’s way? Why, do you not know the name of George Mifflin? Oh, you do! But not for being president.

2007-09-13

By Bill Ellis

Earth is a natural insulator. It is used to build houses around the world. The American Indian used earth to insulate their homes and to store surplus crops. Native American earthen lodges were built into a hillside or had earthen berms to shelter the sides.

2007-09-13

By Mikie Baker

If you remember, last week I was forced to rename the Teenage Eating Machine the Teenage Football Machine, due to his newfound obsession with the pigskin. Well, now we’ve got a crisis brewing with Hill Country Martha. I’m afraid a name change may be in order for her, too. I’ll let you be the judge.

2007-09-13

Doug White

Having just been on the road to Tarpley for the fun parade over the Labor Day weekend, I recall back to 1994 when I was taking a group of students to the Lost Maples State Natural Area.

2007-09-20

By Stephanie Parker

Market what you have. Sagely, Bandera markets its cowboy image, western tradition and hospitality and its compelling history. Sadly, fire gutted some of the community’s historical memory and singed the roots.

2007-09-20

By Chaz Allen

Ed was, well, in the best sense of the word, a pioneer - an inventor, an innovator, a go-it-alone kind of a guy. Edwin Howard Armstrong had a number of inventions to his credit, but his two basic inventions for the reception of weak radio signals are what became the basis of AM radio.

2007-09-20

Ed Longhurst

If you go to Hawaii, all the shirts and skirts have pictures of palm trees and surfers. In California, they paint everything with pictures of whales and seals. In Florida, it’s flowers. In Alaska, it’s bears and wolves and moose.

2007-09-20

By Bill Ellis

Canoes are long, narrow boats with pointed ends. The word canoe comes from the Taino people who lived in the Caribbean. They called their boats “kenu,” meaning a boat carved out of a tree, or a dugout.

2007-09-20

By Mikie Baker

Our media gives way too much attention to all the maladies that can befall a woman in her fifties. As they tell it, after we go through “the change,” we basically dry up and our bones break at any given moment. We also grow beards and wrestle with graying hair. No attention is given to men of the same age, other than to announce that they’re all aging gracefully.

2007-09-20

By Doug White

There I was, enjoying my 16-month tour of duty in Yongsan, South Korea. I was assigned to Eighth Army. I arrived in Korea in November 1969 and was assigned to the 55th Aviation Company.

2007-09-27

By Stephanie Parker

Welcome to the world of prisons. Not all prisons are bad.

2007-09-27

By Chaz Allen

You know, things aren’t always the way they appear. If you’ve been listening to our little show, or reading our stories for very long, then you’ve also learned that history doesn’t always record things in a proper perspective. And that may be the case with the Peter Minuit.

2007-09-27

By Bill Ellis

Almost every culture in the world has adopted the Native American chili pepper in one form or another.

2007-09-27

By Doug White

There I was, back in the mid-80s, stationed at the USAF Survival School at Fairchild AFB, Wash. One of the survival instructors, who was also from Texas, and I teamed up to go fishing in my new, used 14-foot boat with a 15-horsepower Sea King motor.