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Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 7:40pm. 1,506 Views, 1 Comments.
Columbus Day Celebration at Christopher Columbus Italian Society
Genuine Italian Spaghetti and Meatball feast Sunday, October 10, 2010, 11-5
Hello everyone! It's Columbus Day weekend! Columbus Day is Monday, October 11, 2010. It is a Federal Holiday, so mail won't be delivered, US Government offices across America will be closed. Most bank doors won't be open. But, most Americans across the nation will be hard at work.
However, on Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Christopher Columbus Italian Society will be proudly hosting a celebration of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America in 1492. Head on over to the Italian Hall in San Antonio for a genuine Italian spaghetti and meatball feast
Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 11:08am. 1,609 Views, 2 Comments.
Herbal RemedyBy Julia Hayden 19th Annual San Antonio Herb Market Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pearl Brewery Complex "Herb of the Year" = Dill
Ah, at long last - respite from the customary brutal heat of summer in south Texas, when that glorious day dawns. The low temperature at night drops into the fifties, the high of the day is maybe for about twenty minutes in late afternoon when the thermometer crawls up to the mid-eighties, and all over the city one can hear the sound of windows being raised, cranked open and flung wide to admit the delicious fresh and unfiltered air . . . yes, the woman rushing from window to window last week and screaming ‘fresh air, fresh air, good god…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:41pm. 945 Views, 0 Comments.
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Judge Overturning Ban of Prayer at Texas High School GraduationFriday, June 03, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
Gov. Rick Perry made the following statement in response to the Fifth Circuit Court overturning a federal judge's order prohibiting public prayer at a Texas high school graduation ceremony:
"I'm proud that the Fifth Circuit Court has overturned the lower court's order that banned prayer at a Texas high school graduation. I'm thankful for Attorney General Abbott's leadership in ensuring the First Amendment, which prohibits governments from interfering with Americans' rights to freely express their religious beliefs, is protected. Texas will continue to…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:41pm. 1,150 Views, 0 Comments.
Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Judge Banning Prayer at Texas High School Graduation
Friday, June 03, 2011 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
"This reprehensible action taken by a federal judge underscores the increasingly inappropriate federal encroachment into the lives of Americans by unconstitutionally banning prayer at a Texas high school graduation. The First Amendment prohibits governments from interfering with Americans' rights to freely express their religious beliefs, and accordingly the U.S. Supreme Court has maintained that Congress may convene every day with a prayer. I fully support Attorney General Abbott's efforts to defend the right to pray, and Texas will continue to stand behind all those…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:41pm. 1,232 Views, 0 Comments.
The Cowboy Way
For all your San Antonio Real Estate Needs
Call Randy Watson, 210-744-4514
Texas Real Estate Agent
Mission Realty, Inc.
I never quite understood the appeal of the cowboy, when it came to the whole western-frontier-nostalgia-gestalt, even after coming to live in Texas and write whole books about the frontier, and Texas. How did that frontier archetype manage to sweep all others before it, in dime novels, movies and television shows... given that the classic "cowboy" functioned only in a very specific time period - for about twenty-five years after the Civil War. Even though the Western cattle industry seemed to be co-located with spectacular scenery, and the frontier as it was offered all kinds of
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:39pm. 2,339 Views, 0 Comments.
Through the good offices of one of our Red Hat friends, my daughter has been working as a back-up delivery driver for Edible Arrangements on Blancofor the last couple of years, on those holiday periods when the rush of orders for arrangements of fruit cunningly cut up to resemble leaves and flowers in a suitable container overwhelms the regular delivery drivers. Mothers' Day, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are peak times for this kind of thing, for which the main requirement seems to be a well-developed sense of responsibility, possession of a driver's license and a vehicle with a well-functioning air conditioning system. A good GPS unit helps also. Blondie has had a great deal of…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 2,112 Views, 0 Comments.
HEB-domainFor all your San Antonio Real Estate Needs
Call Randy Watson, 210-744-4514
Texas Real Estate Agent
Mission Realty, Inc.
Pretty generally and for as long as I have been paying attention - and it first came up in the 6th grade when Mr. Terrenova was explaining about company stores, and went all the way through my military service overseas with the Commissary and BX - everyone generally agrees that a monopoly of any market is a bad thing when it comes to consumer goods. Essentially, you are stuck with whatever the establishment chooses to offer; if they choose not to offer it, or are unable to offer it, you have no place else to shop. While not absolutely true in the case of the Commissary/BX - as there
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 937 Views, 0 Comments.
Blackberries and Yogurt Cream
So, last week when we hiked the Salado Greenway Trail along the stretch between Tobin Park and Rittiman road, we noticed that there were a great many thickets of berry brambles, especially in the sunny stretch along Holbrook Road. We had seen a man standing out in the middle of the thickest patch of brush, and asked what he was doing - ‘blackberries' he answered, and held up a plastic Tupperware container nearly full of them. So, this week, I was prepared; Tupperware, and plastic bags, gardening gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants - banded at the bottom with rubber bands, and a tube of ointment for treating a close encounter with poison ivy, just in case.
I waded into the tangle of…
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 872 Views, 0 Comments.
Usama Bin Laden is DEAD
Navy Seals followed the code of honor, courage, and commitment. Thank you Navy Seals!
Hours after President Obama announced that Usama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, the Al Qaeda leader's body is buried at sea, prompting Americans to celebrate the good news a block from Ground Zero
FBI updates its Most Wanted list by stamping 'deceased' over bin Laden picture.
Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 1,073 Views, 0 Comments.
A Wedding in the Old Country
No, of course I did not get up hours before the crack of dawn on Friday to watch the royal wedding. I wouldn't get up at four o'clock in the morning for my own wedding. But we did watch the highlights Friday evening when the BBC news wrapped up with the highlights. Just as a personal observation, it all seemed rather nice and tasteful, modest, even . . . with the exception of whichever one of Fergie's daughters was wearing the a hat with a two-foot tall bow on it, towering over her head, and half an inch of black eye-shadow around her eyes.
I guess no one had the nerve to say, "Young lady, take off that ridiculous hat, and here's some cold cream and a wash-cloth - you are not going out…