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Columbus Day Celebration In San Antonio 2010

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 7:40pm. 1,963 Views, 1 Comments.

Created Sunday, 10 October 2010 14:03

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

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19th Annual San Antonio Herb Market

Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 11:08am. 3,475 Views, 2 Comments.

Created Thursday, 07 October 2010 22:45

Herbal Remedy

By 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

Luscious Sage herb plant and Rosemary herb with colorful flowers in background. by Randy Watson www.satxproperty.comAh, 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

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Federal Judge Overturning Ban of Prayer at Medina Valley High School

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:41pm. 1,212 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Friday, 03 June 2011 23:50

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Judge Overturning Ban of Prayer at Texas High School Graduation

Friday, 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

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Federal Judge Banning Prayer at Texas High School Graduation

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:41pm. 1,499 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Friday, 03 June 2011 19:17

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

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Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:41pm. 1,623 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 15 May 2011 15:15

The Cowboy Way

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Made in the Shade by Julia HaydenI 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

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Edible Arrangements

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:39pm. 2,993 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 15 May 2011 15:11

Cityscapes

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

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HEB Groceries rule in South Texas

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 2,593 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 15 May 2011 15:07

HEB-domain

San Antonio Real Estate For all your San Antonio Real Estate Needs
Call Randy Watson, 210-744-4514
Texas Real Estate Agent
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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

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Tobin Park thickets of blackberry brambles

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 1,246 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 15 May 2011 14:58

Blackberries and Yogurt Cream

Blackberry Bounty by Julia HaydenSo, 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.

Wildrose By Julia HaydenI waded into the tangle of

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Usama Bin Laden is DEAD

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 1,090 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Monday, 02 May 2011 13:03

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.

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The Royal Wedding - A Wedding in the Old Country

Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at 11:38pm. 1,354 Views, 0 Comments.

Created Sunday, 01 May 2011 00:27

A Wedding in the Old Country

Union Jack by Julia HaydenlLet There Be Hats by Julia HaydenNo, 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.

Princess In Training  by Julia HaydenI 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

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