March 2012

There are 14 blog entries for March 2012.

Excellent Wurst Meal All Prepared in One Pan

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 1:19pm. 4,236 Views, 0 Comments.

One-Pan Wurst Supper

San Antonio Homes for Sale Mission Realty 210-319-4960

by Celia Hayes

The Makings of Wurst by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comOne of my oldest and most favorite cookbooks – and the tattered and spotted condition of my copy certainly proves the age and status – is Barbara Swain's Cookery for 1 or 2. I may have bought it before I moved out of the women's barracks as a young Air Force sergeant. I was always cooking my own meals then, since the hours I worked were not compatible with the dining hall, and the barracks did have a primitive but functional kitchen.  I definitely possessed this copy by the time I settled into a teeny studio apartment, as I clearly recall cooking many of the entrees and brunch dishes on the propane gas stove there. The marvelous thing about this particular cookbook is that every recipe in it was scaled for

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Print and Solve Crosswords Puzzle Number 6 From SATXBlog

Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 8:03pm. 3,289 Views, 0 Comments.

SATXBlog Crossword Puzzle 6-"It's Wet Out Here"

Print and Solve the Crossword Puzzle. We also have a daily interactive crosswords puzzle, too! puz6_624 "It's Wet Out Here" by Myles Mellor
1. Brewski
5. Orange juice factor
9. Bow
13. Certain surgeon's "patient" 
14. Celebes beast
15. Anoint
16. Romantic setting
17. Dock
18. Carpentry grooves
19. Come down hard
22. Cleaning cabinet supplies
23. Absorbed, as a cost
24. Yugoslavia, now
28. Plant fuel
32. 86 is a high one
33. Aspersion
35. Not just "a"
36. Pot of gold site?
40. Golf term
41. Quite a stretch (var.)
42. Seize forcibly (old word)
43. Indiana town
46. Finn's friend
47. 1969 Peace Prize grp.
48. The Amish, e.g.
50. 1952 musical
58. Convex molding
59. Music genre
60. Annul
61. Locks up
62. Fashion
63. Auction cry

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2012 Valero Texas Open Schedule of Events

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 3:51pm. 2,350 Views, 0 Comments.

 The Valero Texas Open Schedule of Events

2012 Valero Texas Open

Monday, April 16
JV Industrial Companies Pro-Am

Benefiting Still Water Christian Ministries & The First Tee of San Antonio
golf_club_green_2_16 The AT&T Oaks Course
 11:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start

Tuesday, April 17
PGA TOUR Player Practice Rounds
Begin at 7:00 am

Wednesday, April 18 Oak Farms Dairy Charity Pro-Am

Benefiting Birdies for Charity®
golf_club_green_2_16 The AT&T Oaks Course
golf_club_green_2_16 Morning Progressive Start from 7:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
golf_club_green_2_16 Afternoon Progressive Start from 12:10 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Bay Ltd. Pro-Am

Benefiting Spaulding for Children & YWCA of Corpus Christi
golf_club_green_2_16 The AT&T Canyons Course
golf_club_green_2_16 10:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start

A Night to Honor Our Heroes
golf_club_green_2_16 Invitation Only
golf_club_green_2_16 JW Marriott Grand Oaks Ballroom G-P
golf_club_green_2_16 6:00 Reception…

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San Antonio PGA Golf Event History

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 3:51pm. 6,655 Views, 0 Comments.

Short History of the Valero Texas Open

by Randy Watson

The Valero Texas Open is an official tournament on the PGA Tour and this year (2012) is the 90th anniversary. This year's Valero Open begins with Round 1 on April 19, 2012 at the JW Marriot Golf Resort and Spa on the ATT Oaks Course, in the affluent Cibolo Canyons community. The 2012 90th Anniversary Valero Texas Open Schedule.

The Valero Open started in 1922 and was first called the Texas Open. With the exception of 2 years 1927-28, The Texas Open was played until 1940 at the Old Brack (Brackenridge Park Golf Course.) During 1927-28 and beginning in 1941 until 1949, the Texas Open was played at the Willow Springs Golf Course. When in 1950 and 1951, it was played at both the Brackenridge Park

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 1:34pm. 3,047 Views, 1 Comments.


COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Natural gas drilling in Texas’ shale regions may be lucrative for mineral rights owners, but it can be a headache for landowners with surface rights who are unprepared to negotiate with pipeline companies.

On this week's Real Estate Red Zone podcast, Real Estate Center attorney Judon Fambrough offers landowners tips on negotiating gas pipeline easements and walks them through the condemnation process.

Also, Bryan Pope and Edie Craig cover the latest real estate news out of Rockport, Pflugerville, Pharr, Houston, Dallas, Austin and Waco.

You can listen to the free podcast from your computer by going to and clicking the “play” button

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Water in the Creek

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 4:21pm. 2,614 Views, 0 Comments.

Water in the Creek, Progress in the Garden

 by Celia Hayes


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Seasonal Marsh along Morningstar Walk by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWell, it’s been another quiet week in Spring Creek Forest, the little suburb that time forgot… I am improving my little patch of it as fast as I can and as the growing season allows. We were assisted last week by rain… lots and lots of rain. There actually was running water in Salado Creek. And since it was running over the path, we needed to wade through it – up to our shins, and with a perceptible current, too. Yes, we like to walk on the wild side, what with the mad risk-taking and all. The Weevil thoroughly enjoyed a romp through the water, and when she flushed a couple of ducks from

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Springtime in Full Bloom in Texas

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 10:18am. 2,113 Views, 0 Comments.

Springtime in Full Bloom at Texas State Parks

News Release – News Images 
Media Contact: Rob McCorkle, 830-866-3533, [email protected]

March 8, 2012

AUSTIN – What looks to be a promising wildflower season has started early this year and Texas State Parks remain some of the best and safest places to see and photograph a dazzling array of bluebonnets, mountain laurels and other blooming flora.

This comes as good news for wildflower fans on the heels of last year's record-setting heat wave and drought that make wildflower season a bust throughout most of a state that boasts more than 5,000 wildflower species. Most parts of Texas as of late, however, are benefiting from the late fall and winter rains and warmer-than-normal January

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Texas Economic Progress

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 9:53am. 1,793 Views, 0 Comments.

Economic Outlook from Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


  • The U.S. added 227,000 nonfarm jobs in February 2012. The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent for February 2012.  Between February 2011 and February 2012, U.S. total nonfarm employment increased 1.5 percent.
  • Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 67,200 jobs during January 2012. Between January 2011 and January 2012, Texas total nonfarm employment increased 2.5 percent.
  • The Texas unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent for January 2012, down from 7.4 percent in December 2011.
  • The Texas unemployment rate has been at or below the national rate for 61 consecutive months.

Consumer Confidence Index

  • The U.S. consumer confidence index 

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Soil Compaction Aeration and Top Dressing With Compost for Great Lawns

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 7:34pm. 7,689 Views, 2 Comments.

 Soil Aeration and Compost Top Dressing Your Lawn

Mission Realty San Antonio Real Estate

by Randy Watson

Much of San Antonio has dense clay soils that begin heavy and may be further compacted from heavy use from play, sports activities and pets. Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compacted soils reduce the amount of air and water within the soil. This results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration. Core aeration is recommended to maintain a healthy lawn and can benefit your lawn by allowing for the increasing water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil. From personal experience I can also say that aeration and top dressing with compost kept my lawn much healthier through last summer's drought and a healthy lawn helps choke out the weeds, too.


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The Suburban Man-Cave

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:06pm. 1,966 Views, 0 Comments.

To The Man-Cave!

by Celia Hayes

We took the opportunity, this last rainy weekend, for a quick jaunt through Bussey's Flea Market, thinking that with the rain and the cold, that there might be bargains to be found, and so there were. Bussey's is a half-acre ramble of sheds and covered tables, on IH-35 North; if you get off at Wiederstein, just trundle along the access road until you see the giant concrete armadillo. This is possibly the only armadillo in Texas which is not dead in the middle of the road, but it should be easy enough to recognize. Anyway, we are terribly fond of Bussey's as many of the vendors are permanent fixtures. Lamentably, a fair number of them know what they have and exactly how much to charge for it: the bargains are most

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