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Tunnel Turns 100

Old Tunnel State Park celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first train steaming through the only tunnel on the San Antonio Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad’s 24-mile rail line on Saturday, Aug. 17. An afternoon of activities, many geared toward youngsters,…

Space Station Flyover on Tuesday, Aug 27

You’re in for a real treat on Tuesday night. The ISS will be visible right over us starting at 8:43 pm and ending about 8:49. Even though it won’t be completely dark you should be able to see it. The…

Birding at the Old Tunnel State Park

Just at the entrance of our subdivision is a great place to go birding. Two rare golden-cheeked warblers were sighted on March 15th along with some other beauties. See http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13400461 Keep an eye out for this little fella From Wikipedia:…

Purple Martins are Back

Hope your martin houses are up. We put ours up 4 days ago and withing 30 minutes the purple martins were  claiming their apartments. Only problem is that the sparrows were also. It’s a constant battle trying to keep the…

Happy Thanksgiving

May you and your loved ones have a joyful and peaceful holiday. Click to Enlarge Image Thanksgiving Etiquette Table Setting Guide

Rain!

At last, we’ve received some respite in the form of rain. Looks like We had 3.8″ on Thursday and 1.8″ on Sunday. Furthermore, the temperature has moderated and the burn ban is lifted. There’s a good site located at: http://hydromet.lcra.org/full.aspx…

Meteor Shower this weekend August 10-11, 2012

The following is from Meteor Showers Online. Where to look? The whole sky, actually. The shooting stars will seem to come from the constellation Perseus, in the northeastern sky. But they may appear anywhere as quick streaks. When to watch?…

Snow-on-the-mountain and the International Space Station

Mark your calendars for September 12th. That’s the target date for our first significant cool front. Roving reporter, David Mesch says that a reliable source (Joan O’Brian) claims that the Native Americans used it as a sign that cool weather…

More to the story about town named Bikinis

By Roy Bragg, Express-News columnist Updated 11:08 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 BANKERSMITH — It was worldwide news when an Austin entrepreneur bought this abandoned ghost town in Kendall County from a Craigslist ad, with plans to rename it Bikinis, TX…