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The Point Theatre in Ingram and Playhouse 2000 in Kerrville are partnering for the first time to offer two southern funeral comedies this month. 

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ROCKSPRINGS — The Devil’s Sinkhole Society, the nonprofit volunteer Texas Parks friends group that provides Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area tours and operates the Rocksprings Visitors Center, is proceeding with an active year. 

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Most of us are fascinated by watching animal behavior, especially their interactions with their own species. It is these intraspecies interactionsand associations that we call, anthropomorphically, “animal societies.”To start with the basics, some animals are loners and some like to be part …

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With the Arcadia Theater in the news recently, I thought it might be useful to share the old girl’s history. Here’s the story of the Arcadia from my files:

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“You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss!” is the opening lyric of one of the most famous love songs of all time from one of the best romance movies of all time, “Casablanca.” 

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I’m the type of computer user who doesn’t require or want “assistance” from typical word processing software, thank you very much. A good example was that annoying paperclip thingie that used to pop up in Windows to ask if you needed help. First thing I did on every computer was turn him off…

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We have a term, “human nature,” that is usually used to describe certain characteristics or traits of humans. It also sort of implies that “human nature” and “nature” are different.

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Dear Readers: A great safety measure to protect your pets in case of a fire? A sticker on the window telling first responders how many and what types of pets you have inside.

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Several weeks ago, a kind person in Oakland, California, contacted me via email, saying he’d purchased an old scrapbook from 1938-39, which contained photographs, news clippings and football programs from Schreiner Institute.

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The Hill Country Youth Ranch Auxiliary will meet Aug. 26 in the Cailloux Activity Center at Schreiner University. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the luncheon is $17. 

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It seems as if most of the whole Old Testament deals with God’s punishment of Israel for its repeated rejection and disobedience, and unfaithfulness of God’s chosen people, yet He loved and favored and blessed them even though they repeatedly disobeyed God’s demands and purposes he had for them.

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Too many times, we listen to other people, popular opinion, the voice of fear, our own insecurities instead of listening to what God says. When we listen to anyone but God, it is like we shoot ourselves in the foot. 

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As an elementary science teacher, I was perennially fascinated by the fascination dinosaurs held for all students. I now have a granddaughter who requested a dinosaur theme for her 3rd birthday, and she was talking Triceratops, not Barney.

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Chicago-based Lisa Rock, of the nationally touring “Closet To You: A Tribute to The Carpenters,” returns to The Cailloux Theater at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 with “80’s Night Out,” a tribute to powerful lady rockers like Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Madonna. 

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 Dear Heloise: Whenever I’m at a loss as to WHAT TO MAKE FOR DINNER, I often turn to the restaurant ads in my local newspaper. Many of them list their weekly and daily specials, and even if I don’t make the exact same dishes, they provide “food for thought.” I enjoy reading your column in th…

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This time of year, tender herbs grow like weeds in gardens and come cheap in markets. The only downside is needing to use them up before the plants go to seed or before grocery store bunches go slimy. The most obvious options are pesto and tabbouleh, but meatballs are my favorite way to fini…

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This summer, after having raised the necessary funds from generous donors, 10 youths and four adults prepared their hearts and their suitcases and piled into two mini vans. 

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Several years ago, I began a program of walking the same trail around 10-12 acres of woodland/savanna around my house every month in order to observe and record the things in nature that I saw. Initially, I just walked the trail somewhat slowly looking for anything that caught my eye, spendi…

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Are you aware that one of Texas’ most beautiful worship sanctuaries is located nearby? In fact, Trip Advisor ranks it as one of the three most popular attractions in Fredericksburg, the tourism center of The Texas Hill Country.

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Do you know what happened today? Oh, not today 2019. You may be reading this early in the morning and nothing has happened as far as you know. But what happens today may be historically remembered in our nation, world, or even personal life. Yes, we never know what the day before us holds. I…

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When it’s super-hot outside, who wants to cook? In the heat of summer, dinner prep should be low-maintenance. Appetites are limp in high temperatures, and fresh salads filled with juicy ingredients are cool and nourishing. For a whole meal, salads can reach beyond the garden while remaining …

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Dear Heloise: My mother-in-law is coming for a visit, so I thought I’d make one of her favorite dishes, a Waldorf salad, but I don’t know what all goes into the salad. Do you have a recipe for it? — Millie S., Lima, Ohio

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There are a number of native Hill Country plants that may be either declining in numbers or are seen only occasionally or rarely. The reasons for declining or low numbers of these plants can be either the high deer density in our area or any of several other factors.  

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The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, as military forces of North Korea invaded South Korea. Two days later, President Truman ordered the United States military into the war to support the South Koreans.