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Residents of the Elm Creek Park area are invited to join neighbors to sing or listen to their favorite Christmas carols at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, on the outdoor campus of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 135 Methodist Encampment Road.

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This season of Advent is a time for soul searching as we seek forgiveness and anticipate anew the promise of redemption amid these chaotic and evil times. It is a time when we again anticipate the coming of the Savior, the bringer of peace to our anxious souls.

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It was a sweltering day, a hurried arrival at the hotel, and a quick change of clothes before our host driver would pick up my daughter and me to take us to the Arise Conference. I would be presenting Kidz Time Devotional for moms to use to teach their children God’s Word. Lauren and I rushe…

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For a state perceived as largely desert, Texas has an “insanely diverse” number of water habitats. That includes approximately 1,100 public impoundments covering 1.7 million acres, and 191,000 miles of rivers and streams.

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The lyrics and melody to what would become a remarkable song were composed by a procrastinating 19-year-old seeking God’s belated inspiration. He sat alone, lights dimmed, after midnight seeking direction at a new grand piano. Only a few hours remained before this song was promised, to his P…

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many are already thinking about their Thanksgiving menu, travel plans and seeing those they love. All of those things are great, but what does God have to say about giving thanks, and how do we do that in our everyday life? 

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Camerata San Antonio will highlight the works of Clara Schumann at its next concert, “The Beautiful Soul,” in Kerrville on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m., and in Boerne on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

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Back in my road band days, a singer I knew was accepted to attend John Davidson’s Singer Summer Camp–a place for young entertainers to learn how to perform on stage. It was exciting to know someone who knew John Davidson. After all, John Davidson was “a star” in the 1970s — a Broadway leadin…

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The five-person a cappella group Backtrack Vocals, which in June won Season Six of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform on Sunday, Nov. 17, in Fredericksburg.

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Our Lady Of the Hills High School students are logging extra hours in the library.  

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This week, an image of H-E-B’s new Kerrville store was published in this newspaper; the building is scheduled to be completed late next year. 

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Now you can be a real Texas rancher, and all you need is a plastic bin with a lid. Your livestock? Mealworms. Crispy, juicy, squirmy morsels that chickens can’t resist and lizards leap for.

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Auditions for FTC’s Winter Musical Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 4 and 5 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South in Fredericksburg. 

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John Davidson, star of television, stage and film, host of “The Hollywood Squares” and Las Vegas headliner, will appear at Kerrville’s Cailloux Performances on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St., Kerrville.

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As with many a Halloween decorating scheme, this one started with a simple idea that got out of hand. In five years, a few floating candles have blazed into a full-blown reproduction of the magical Diagon Alley from the world of Harry Potter books and movies.

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This weekend will be the final three performances for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s fall drama, “12 Angry Men.” 

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Tickets are now on sale for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s sixth annual fundraiser, “Return To The Cabaret!” The production will play one night only, Friday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South, Fredericksburg. The show stars guest performer Donald…

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Several kind readers have forwarded me the real estate listing for what was until recently the headquarters building of the LDBrinkman Corporation. The building is for sale, though quite out of the price range of this rural printer.

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How did a small isolated settlement on the edge of the western frontier become so prosperous, after a devastating Civil War? Especially when it took two days to travel the existing military supply road to the nearest large village of San Antonio. 

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In the Roaring Twenties, a surging economy created an era of mass consumerism, as Jazz-Age flappers flouted Prohibition laws and the Harlem Renaissance redefined arts and culture. The Point Theatre in Ingram invites you to experience “These Shining Lives,” the fascinating 1920s historical dr…

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One of the most excellent books on church renewal I have ever encountered is “Divine Renovation — Bringing Your Parish from Maintenance to Mission.” Written by Father James Mallon, this Catholic publication is the creation of the leading pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia,…

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You can hear something so many times it becomes white noise. The same message, even if true and wonderful, can grow old and blurry until it fades from awareness. Like elevator music it just fades into oblivion. This can even happen in the spiritual realm with the greatest of all subjects. We…

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When area fans of ’70s and ’80s-era Electric Light Orchestra sit down to hear A New World Record tribute band this Saturday, it will be a “rare opportunity” according to Nigel Holland.

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My life has been anything but normal for quite some time now. I have discovered that walking with God is anything but boring and normal.

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Toni Anne Dashiell will be the guest speaker for the Republican Women of Kerr County luncheon set for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 in the Bluebonnet Room at the Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Highway.