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Randy is a Texas Real Estate Agent with Mission Realty in San Antonio. Let him help you find your dream home, farm, ranch, or hunting property in the heart of Texas, from San Antonio to the Hill Country to Brush Country! Randy Watson and team specialize in San Antonio property for sale.

Buying property is one of the largest purchases and may be among the biggest decisions of your life. The first thing to do is to find an experienced Real Estate Agent you trust and someone that makes you feel comfortable. You need an agent that will respect and understand your needs. The real estate business is changing daily and it is important to have an agent that can give you every advantage in this new age of technology.

We can show and sell any listing, regardless of which real estate agent or real estate agency listed the property. We can even show and sell brand new constuction homes. The best part about it is we don't cost you anything, because even though we work for you, the buyer, the listing broker pays our commission.

I am a full time professional Real Estate Agents, we are also member of the National Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, the San Antonio Board of Realtors and the Texas Alliance of Land Brokers.

There are currently 113 blog entries published by Randy Watson.

The Culinary Frontier

Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 10:48am. 353 Views, 0 Comments.

Exploring the Culinary Frontier

by Celia Hayes


This last Friday, my daughter took it into her head to bake a deep-dish pizza for supper; she went rootling through the drawer under the oven, where the römertoph clay casseroles, the Spanish clay cazuelas and Dutch ovens are kept, looking for a cast-iron frying pan to bake pizza in – but she unearthed a particular small cooking implement, still in the original plastic wrap.

I had forgotten about it entirely, and can't recall when or where that I bought it; a heavy and well-made Pyrolux iron pan for doing aebleskivers, which are a nice and peculiarly Danish variant on pancakes. The little leaflet with it is in four languages, so that was no clue. I knew what it was, of course. When we were children

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Good Stuff

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 9:59am. 354 Views, 0 Comments.

Good Stuff

by Celia Hayes

My daughter and I did our foodstuff stocking up this last weekend, including a run out to Granzin's in New Braunfels. Alas, we were disappointed in our intent to purchase a large quantity of beef bones to make home-made beef broth out of, and then to give to the dogs for their chewing pleasure. Their stock of bones in the back room was much reduced by demand, I guess. We should have gone up during the week, as we have on previous occasions. No good meaty beef bones this trip! But I still have a sufficient quantity of the last batch for my various cooking purposes, so ... never mind. It's all quite simple, actually; spread out the fresh bones in a single layer in a pan – or several, if necessary – with a quartered onion or

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Tomato Ketchup Chronicles

Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 11:28am. 548 Views, 0 Comments.

Tomato Ketchup Chronicles

by Celia Hayes

Ketchup Making Raw Materirals by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comI was inspired by an old blog and Facebook friend, Katie Barry, to have a go at making home-made ketchup this weekend. I had often intended to try it before, as this condiment is one that we (as Katie points out in her own housekeeping blog) all have in our condiment collection. I was put off some of the recipes for it in my own collection of canning books, because they called for simply awesome quantities of fresh tomatoes, and unless and until my garden starts producing tomatoes by the ton ... well, I like fresh home-grown tomatoes too much to condiment them. But Katie's recipe started with canned diced tomatoes, and I thought ... oh, that is doable. One six-pound can of diced tomatoes from Sam's Club, and

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The Big Fight-Sisterdale

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 8:24pm. 732 Views, 0 Comments.

Jack Hays' Big Fight at Walker's Creek

Big Sky Country by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIn Sisterdale, on Sunday June 8th, historical enthusiasts from across Kendall County and beyond are observing the 170th anniversary of the battle of Walker's Creek – Jack Hays' Big fight at the Sisterdale Dance Hall.

Rural Shed with Vintage Car by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comJack Hays came to Texas late in 1836, worked as a surveyor, and commanded a roving Ranger company based in San Antonio in the 1840s. The Big Fight on Walker Creek made his name; one of the many brush-fire fights between Hays' Rangers and Comanche raiders, who came down from the Southern Plains to make free with any horses, captives and portable loot they could carry away. In the summer of 1844, Captain Hays took a patrol of fourteen volunteers into the hills, looking for Indian raiding parties. One

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2014 Garden Update

Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 8:41am. 527 Views, 0 Comments.

Maytime Revels in the Garden

by Celia Hayes

Ebryonic Garden - Vast Collection of Pots by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comHaving been pretty serious about watering the garden every day – and that it rained buckets for a couple of days – the back yard veggie garden is looking pretty darned good this week. The beans have pretty well covered the tipi of poles arranged for their climbing convenience, and the bush beans have so far been somewhat productive. I have several batches of them going, having started them at different times since March 1. The tomatoes go up – or hang down in fairly impenetrable thickets, and we have this very week harvested the first couple of handfuls of cherry and tiny yellow pear tomatoes. The resident rat has nibbled at one or two ... but I think that putting out the trap for him will put and end to

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Bulverde and Spring Branch Market Days

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 10:37pm. 742 Views, 0 Comments.

Beautiful Bulverde

by Celia Hayes

The South Will Rise Again by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comRock Nettle in Metal by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThis last Saturday was spent at the Bulverde and Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce's Spring Market Day – and my daughter and I spent all of Saturday among more than sixty vendors set up among the oak trees in the Beall's parking lot, at Bulverde Crossing and Hwy 46W. Bulverde, Spring Branch, and Smithson Valley are ... well, Bulverde is not so much a well-defined township as a place like Boerne, New Braunfels or Helotes. They were once entirely separate towns or hamlets, with a defined center – perhaps even an established square – overtaken in recent years by the sprawl of San Antonio to the north and extensive developments of new houses quilt-patched here and there among the old ranch properties, cedar thickets and

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Sisterdale

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 8:29am. 657 Views, 0 Comments.

Hill Country Venture

by Celia Hayes

So, knowing that on SaturdSisterdale Market by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comay, May 10, that we will be tied up all day in the hot-pink-and-zebra-striped booth in the Beall's parking lot at 281 and Bulverde Crossing for the Bulverde Spring market – and that we had some projects to finish before then – my daughter and I declared Friday, May 2 to be our personal holiday, and embarked on a short road trip into the Hill Country. Yes, we love the Hill Country, especially when it appears to have been blessed with slightly more rain than we have had in San Antonio. I wanted to get some snaps that I could use for the cover of my next book, but alas – the bluebonnets were at their best last month.

Arcane Information of Oak Barrel by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThe Hustle and Bustle at Sister Creek by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comWe went up through the back-road between Boerne and Luckenbach, which

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Gardens and Dog Parks and Market Days

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 2:12pm. 737 Views, 0 Comments.

Of Gardens and Dog Parks and Market Days, Oh, My!

by Celia Hayes


The Chase is on at the Dog Park by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comAlas, now that it was in the high 90's on Sunday afternoon, I must yield and submit to summer. Yes, it's here. Likely I will not see a cool night, and sleep with an open window and properly under the feather comforter until somewhere the far side of September. I just hope that the Deity doesn't decide to turn the temperature all the way up to broil, now that the tomatoes are lavishly in bloom, and the biggest and sturdiest of them are adorned with tiny green tomatoes, the size of pearls and grapes. Daily temps in the three digits would pretty well bake what is coming on so very, very well. Darn it, I have too good a start on the vegetable garden to be completely detached about

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The Smell of Chili

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 9:40am. 529 Views, 0 Comments.

I Love the Smell of Chili in the Morning ...

For much of the 19th century and into the early Twentieth, this was a popular San Antonio thing – various of the public squares, notably Military Plaza and Market Square were the domain of the Chili Queens who established the custom of setting up tables and benches along the edges of the square, in the early evening and selling chili-by-the-bowl to all comers. They would bring huge kettles of chili which they had made over their own home cook-fire during the day, and keep it warm through the evening and into the wee hours.

Very often the chili vendors would entice customers to their own particular stands by hiring musicians to entertain diners. There are some splendid descriptions of how marvelous this

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Lets Rodeo San Antonio

Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 9:29pm. 867 Views, 0 Comments.

At the Stock Show and Rodeo

by Celia Hayes


Get Along Little Doggies by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThis wasn't something that we had thought about for ourselves – going to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo at the AT&T Center – but a friend of ours had two tickets for Sunday, couldn't use them, and offered them to us. In spite of having grown up riding horses, and with neighbors who kept horses and the occasional cow, and chickens, et center – we had never been to a rodeo. In spite of writing extensively about cowboys, cattle drives and livestock ranching in South Texas, I had never been to the San Antonio Stock Show, either. So – it was about time. A particularly handy bit of advice came from another neighbor; don't drive down to the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum, he said; go to Randolph Park and

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