There are currently 81 blog entries published by Randy Watson.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 8:03pm. 1,292 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! "It's Wet Out Here" by Myles Mellor
5. Orange juice factor
13. Certain surgeon's "patient"
14. Celebes beast
16. Romantic setting
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
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
61. Locks up
63. Auction cry
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 3:51pm. 1,294 Views, 0 Comments.
The Valero Texas Open Schedule of Events
2012 Valero Texas OpenMonday, April 16
JV Industrial Companies Pro-Am
Benefiting Still Water Christian Ministries & The First Tee of San Antonio
The AT&T Oaks Course
11:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Tuesday, April 17
PGA TOUR Player Practice Rounds
Begin at 7:00 am
Benefiting Birdies for Charity®
The AT&T Oaks Course
Morning Progressive Start from 7:10 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.
Afternoon Progressive Start from 12:10 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
Benefiting Spaulding for Children & YWCA of Corpus Christi
The AT&T Canyons Course
10:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start
JW Marriott Grand Oaks Ballroom G-P
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 3:51pm. 2,369 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…
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 1:34pm. 1,116 Views, 1 Comments.
RED ZONE: TIPS ON NEGOTIATING PIPELINE EASEMENTS
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 recenter.tamu.edu/podcast and clicking the “play” button…
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 4:21pm. 962 Views, 0 Comments.
Water in the Creek, Progress in the Garden
by Celia Hayes
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Well, 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…
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 10:18am. 1,124 Views, 0 Comments.
Springtime in Full Bloom at Texas State Parks
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…
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 9:53am. 914 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
Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 7:34pm. 1,686 Views, 2 Comments.
Soil Aeration and Compost Top Dressing Your Lawn
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.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 6:06pm. 928 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…
Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 3:14pm. 1,080 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring and Tiger Pop
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by Celia Hayes
Having a couple of dogs and a garden works very well at getting one out from behind a desk and a computer ... in that one of them – well, both of them – need to be watered frequently. The dogs must be walked, and the garden needs to be weeded and mulched. All these things must be performed often enough that anyone who has either or both is no danger of becoming fused to the task chair...
So – anyway, it's clear that spring has come early to the San Antonio metropolitan area: we started early vegetables in pots and planters a month ago ... and by the last week in February, the mountain laurel trees were in full bloom. Mountain laurels – those are…