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Get Ready for the Return of Purple Martins

Once again it’s time to clean out your purple martin house and get ready for the scouts. You can view the progress of our feathered friends at the Scout Arrival Page sponsored by The Purple Martin Conservation Association. Last time…

In Memorium of John Ahrns

John Ahrns, who lived on Walnut at Alamo Springs, died of cancer on January 20, 2014, at home with Brenda, his wife of 47 years, son Jeff Ahrns, and daughter Amber Gosselin. He was 66. John was a true gentleman…

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014

Texas Hill Country, USA  Everything really is bigger in Texas: It’s the No. 5 wine-producing state in the U.S., the Texas Hill Country AVA is the second largest in the nation and its most promising wines boast supersized flavors. But…

Happy Holidays Y’all

Merry Christmas Around the World: Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden Arabic: Milad Majid Argentine: Feliz Navidad Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari…

Picnic October 27, 2013

WHO??? You and the people you invite WHAT??? Community Picnic: fishing (no license needed), eating, relaxing WHEN??? Sunday, October 27, 1:00 PM WHERE??? Lyndon B. Johnson State Park,  Group Dining Hall (no entry fee), 2 miles east of Stonewall, off…

Yeah! rain

The Alamo Springs Ranch weather station reported a total rainfall of 2.6″.  Outstanding. Burn ban is off.

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…