February 2012

There are 14 blog entries for February 2012.

Sorting out the Spring Garden in San Antonio

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 10:10am. 2,551 Views, 0 Comments.

Spring in the Garden

Mission Realty - The Randy Watson Team at 210-319-4960


by Celia Hayes

Parsley, Oregano and Thyme by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comYes, we know very well that the official date for 'last frost o' the season' for San Antonio is March 15th – but the trees are tentatively beginning to put on new leaves, the new grass – or what passes for the grass in weedy fields and verges – is already thick and green, and so it is time to get back to the garden. The suppliers have gotten the early spring vegetables starts in already. So – we went out this last weekend to get started in a bigger way, especially since the early lettuce and greens that we put in pots a couple of weeks ago did very nicely.

Mini Pot by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThe topsy-turvy planters had been emptied of last year's plants and the soil; we were so encouraged by the success of growing peppers and

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Crossword Puzzle 3 Answers

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10:47pm. 2,859 Views, 0 Comments.

San Antonio Real Estate-Mission Realty- Randy Watson Team at 210-319-4960"It's a Number Game" Crosswords Puzzle #3 Solution

NO PEAKING, NO CHEATING! ... Click here for the Crossword Puzzle 3 without the answers filled in.


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Crosswords Puzzle 2 Answers

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10:47pm. 4,548 Views, 0 Comments.

San Antonio Real Estate-Mission Realty- Randy Watson Team at 210-319-4960Papa's Gems Crosswords Puzzle #2 Solution

NO PEAKING, NO CHEATING! ... Clickhere for the Crossword Puzzle 2without the answers filled in.

Crosswords Puzzle 2 Answers - Papa's Gems by Myles Mellor

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Printable Crosswords Puzzle Number 4 From SATXBlog

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10:34pm. 5,726 Views, 0 Comments.

San Antonio Real Estate-Mission Realty- Randy Watson Team at 210-319-4960SATXBlog Crossword Puzzle 4-"Tricolored"

Print and Solve the Crossword Puzzle. We also have a daily interactive crosswords puzzle, too! "Tricolor" Crosswords Puzzle Number 4 by Myles Mellor

Tricolor by Myles Mellor

1. Driven transport
5. Jewish teacher
10. Kind of instrument
14. "By yesterday!"
15. Betelgeuse's constellation
16. "Cogito, ___ sum"
17. Rarely
20. Back
21. Outdo
22. Annexes
25. Dates
26. Chop (off)
29. Piques
31. Can't stand
35. "The ___ Daba Honeymoon"
36. Andrea Doria's domain
38. Arabic for "commander"
39. Fab Four film
43. Otherwise
44. Character
45. Poetic meadow
46. Mideast capital
49. Goose speech
50. Time zone
51. Froth
53. Big laugh
55. Astronomer
58. Choker
62. Destination of the disgruntled?
65. Dirty coat
66. Sea gear
67. Ball field covering
68. Barley beards
69. 1980's-90's ring c

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San Antonio Shows the Signs of a Healthy Market in 2012

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 3:40pm. 1,759 Views, 0 Comments.

San Antonio Board of REALTORS  January 2012 Sales Statistics

A five percent increase in sales shows the steadiness of the San Antonio market,” said Angela Shields, President and Chief Executive Officer of SABOR.

January 2012’s average sales price for single-family residential homes registered at $174,789 while the month’s median price was $141,200.

“This month, we saw a slight decrease in both the average and median sales price, but nothing to be alarmed about,” said Liza Reyes, SABOR’s 2012 Chairman of the Board. “Slight fluctuations are very common to the San Antonio market. San Antonio is known for being a healthy market and any healthy market will reflect little ups and downs, it is very natural.”

According to recent Newsweek comparison of

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Master Wellness volunteer training for Bexar County

Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 10:23am. 2,178 Views, 0 Comments.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service offers Wellness Training

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present its 2012 Master Wellness program volunteer training March 8-April 19 in Suite 208 of its San Antonio offices in the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr.

Training will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 8, March 15, April 5 and April 19. The deadline for registration is March 2.

“Participants in Master Wellness program training receive 40 hours of health and wellness education,” said Dr. Connie Sheppard, AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences and Bexar County training coordinator. “Once they graduate, they’re required to give at least 40 hours of volunteer service back to the community.”

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Saturday in Fredericksburg Texas

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 10:56am. 3,992 Views, 0 Comments.

Chocolate Covered Bacon

San Antonio Real Estate Mission Realty The Randy Watson Team 210-310-4960

by Celia Hayes

Chocolate Covered Bacon-Things Better Left Undone by Celia HayesIt's one of those odd side-effects of having knocked around the world for three decades that there are places that feel more like a home-town to me than the town where I actually grew up. This is compounded by having had to research certain places down to almost the sub-atomic level, with the unsettling result that I finish up knowing the history of certain places in the Hill Country almost as well as a long-time native does.

Indiana glass loganberry pattern candy dish by Celia HayesLast Saturday, my daughter and I had to be in Fredericksburg for the German Heritage Foundation; a breakfast meeting at the Kuckucks' Nest shop to talk about certain historical things, and what was going on with the planning for this year's Pow-wow? Was it still going to be held at

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Crosswords Puzzle Number 3

Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 4:36pm. 5,644 Views, 0 Comments.

San Antonio Real Estate-Mission Realty- Randy Watson Team at 210-319-4960SATXBlog Crossword Puzzle 3-"It's a Numbers Game"

Print and Solve the Crossword Puzzle. We also have a daily interactive crosswords puzzle, too!

Crosswords Puzzle 3 by Myles Mellor and Sally York

"It's a Numbers Game" by Myles Mellor and Sally York

1. More than some
5. "___ Smile" (1976 hit)
9. Spray setting
13. Lou Gehrig, on the diamond
14. Donnybrook
15. Knowing about
16. Artist Bonheur
17. Be part of the cast
18. Brought into play
19. Simple addition
22. Elton John, e.g.
23. ___ souci
24. Mozart's "L'___ del Cairo"
27. Like a bunch
29. Debonair
32. Undergrad degs.
33. Catches
36. Whole alternative
37. Ecstatic
42. Old German duchy name
43. Ready for anything
44. Wrath
45. Layers
47. It's found in banks
49. Blonde's secret, maybe
50. Vex, with "at"
52. Word from the decks
54. Literary homeowners

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Best of US Cities Are In Texas

Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at 10:06am. 2,772 Views, 4 Comments.

 Best of Texas - Newsweek Says Texas Cities Can-Do

Five Texas cities “have it going on” even in the face of economic worries, according to a 2011 Newsweek comparison of the 200 largest U.S. cities.

El Paso leads the pack with strong scores for business development; transportation and infrastructure; sustainability; and livability. Assigning each of those categories a point value, Newsweek ranked its list of “Can-Do Capitals” while considering emissions, education levels and unemployment.

Texas Best Can-Do US Cities

City Ranking
El Paso, TX 1
San Antonio, TX 3
Austin, TX 10
Dallas, TX 13
Fort Worth, TX 14

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


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Store Away Things to Unclutter Your Home

Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 1:06pm. 2,467 Views, 2 Comments.

 San Antonio Home Uncluttering

One of my favorite moments from childhood was going to my aunt's house to hang out with my cousins. Aside from getting to play video games with my cousins, my aunt's San Antonio home was an adventure in itself. It was a quaint little house only five minutes away from my own house. It wasn't big at all, but what lacked in size made up for mini-adventures. Bookshelves stacked with large books about different wars, model airplanes, and chain mail and armor from the medieval times. My seven-year-old self would always look up at these things with awe. My uncle would continue to buy model airplanes, assemble them, and display them proudly up on his bookshelves. From an early age I knew that it was very "Look, but don't touch."

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