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Burn Ban in Effect August 23, 2010

BURN BAN LIFTED On Thursday, September 9, 2010, it was decided to rescind the burn ban. Burning IS allowed.  If you have questions concerning burning, you may contact Jeffrey Fincke, Kendall County Fire Marshall, at 249-3721.

It's a bird…it's a plane…No! It's the International Space Station.

There should be some great viewing of the ISS over the next few days. See chart below for time and location. The higher the negative number on “magnitude” the brighter the object. Further information at: http://www.heavens-above.com/?Loc=Fredericksburg& Lat=30.275&Lng=-98.872&Alt=511&TZ=CST Search period start:…

Perseid Meteor Shower: August 12, 2010

Location in sky: http://www.amsmeteors.org/showers.html The Perseid meteor shower that will peak Thursday night and Friday morning is expected to be unusually bright and visible in the night sky this year because moonlight won’t be hampering the celestial show. The best…

Update: TPWD Parking Lot Construction

Wondering why the parking lot construction appears to be a never ending project???? Well, wonder no more. A TPWD representative let me know that, hopefully, the construction should end by late August…maybe.

The Buck Stops Here

Whitetail deer have scent glands between the two parts of the hoof on all four feet, metatarsal glands on the outside of each hind leg, and a larger tarsal gland on the inside of each hind leg at the hock.…

In the Throes of Oak Wilt Woes

Look around you on the ranch and it’s easy to spot victims of this killer fungus. I drive around and think “what a shame” and “so glad it hasn’t hit our trees in the front”. Regretfully our luck has run out.…

ASVFD Rainwater Catchment System

In early May, the Alamo Springs Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority for the installation of a rainwater catchment system. The attached photo shows the 30 foot diameter foundation constructed by Alamo…

Don't mess with Texas or the Alamo Springs Cafe

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, at approximately 10:00 pm a lone gunman, armed with an automatic weapon, robbed the Alamo Springs Cafe. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and was later apprehended by the police department at the…