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Musician Of The Month: Jade Marie Patek

OOne of the most meaningful aspects of being a musician is the bond that’s automatic with other musicians. It’s a familial connection that is...

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From The Publisher – March 2020

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, These little columns are a bit of a conundrum for me and always have been. I enjoy them endlessly and find great passion...

From The Publisher – February 2020

DEAREST EXPLORE READER I get asked all the time about this magazine and what it “IS”. Who is the reader? What does it talk about?...

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Publisher’s Letter – Jan 2020

I spent the better part of my formative years growing up in Boerne. It was a cool time to grow up in Boerne, as it afforded me the opportunity to experience a lot of things here that the current kids probably don’t get to do. Riding a horse around town, no traffic, and skipping rocks while standing on the Cibolo Creek dam. It was a cool place (and still is) and created a good environment for kids.

Publisher – Dec 2019

Dearest EXPLORE readers, I went for a short drive the other day and ended up at Salvador Dobb's on River Road. It was a pretty Saturday...

Publisher – Oct 2019

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Art Of The Plate

BBonnie and Joseph Brantley, along with their son Mike have made 259 – A Brantley Bistro into a Main Street staple of high quality,...

Art Of The Game

by Ben Schooley FFew people in Boerne do not know Stan Leech. With almost 35 years of coaching experience in BISD, he has graduated more...

Art Of – Klein’s Smokehaus

by Benjamin D. Schooley Barret and Claire Klein, owners of Klein's Smokehaus in Boerne, enjoy the fact that their business is pretty much the “must-have”...

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Moore On Art: Abby Smith-Wildman

EEthereal, eclectic, dreamy, soft, hard, sharp, tight, loose and melty, whispy, precise, abstract, and whimsical, nature: all words that describe the art of Abby...

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From The Publisher – March 2020

Dearest EXPLORE Reader, These little columns are a bit of a conundrum for me and always have been. I enjoy them endlessly and find great passion...

Musician Of The Month: Jade Marie Patek

OOne of the most meaningful aspects of being a musician is the bond that’s automatic with other musicians. It’s a familial connection that is...

Prison

II’ve had the pleasure of knowing a lot of people who went to prison. I’m not being ironic, either. When I worked with the homeless,...

Survivor’s Story – Katie Miller

SSouthern California is the host of bountiful beauty from crystal blue waves, snowy mountain tops, towering trees to glittering sunshine. It only makes sense...

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Prison

II’ve had the pleasure of knowing a lot of people who went to prison. I’m not being ironic, either. When I worked with the homeless,...

Festina Lente

by Samuel Smith AAugustus was the greatest of the Roman Emperors. It helped that he was the first and basically wrote his own job description,...

To Know as We Are Known

by Samuel Smith When I was 21, I sat in the cabin of my father’s 40 foot sailboat at an expensive marina in Kemah, Texas....

Survivor – Shannon Collins

– By Casey Bonham Growing up in a small town where everyone knows your Mom and being the oldest of 3 sisters can have its’...

Think of Your Future

– By Samuel Smith “Think about your future, son.” Regret is a strange phenomenon. It’s pain over something we can’t change. Intellectually, we all know it’s...
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Dearest EXPLORE Reader, These little columns are a bit of a conundrum for me and always have been. I enjoy them endlessly and find great passion...
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Survivor’s Story – Katie Miller

SSouthern California is the host of bountiful beauty from crystal blue waves, snowy mountain tops, towering trees to glittering sunshine. It only makes sense...

Survivor’s Story

By Casey Bonham TThe unpredictable adventures of step parenting are often glazed with overwhelming hurdles and surreal expectations. I would dare guess that at least...

Survivor – Tim Ekno

by Casey Bonham Raised in a catholic household, 6th in a brood of 8 children and living in California was life as Tim Ekno knew...

SURVIVOR’S STORY – Jan 2020

by Casey Bonham Alan, from El Campo Texas and graduate of Texas State University, began working for HEB right out of college and met his...
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FOOD ARTICLES

Apple Of My Pie

TThis month I want to talk about apple pie. Yeah, yeah, I know it didn’t originate in Texas. But I won the first ever...

Chilly, Chile, Chili

by Christine Friesenhahn TThe weather has turned chilly. In central Texas, we get all excited when the temperature drops below 70 degrees, and we start...

Let’s get Corny!

by Christine GriesenhahnLast month, we discussed Parisa, a delicacy born in central Texas, but virtually unheard of outside a 3 county area. This month,...

Food – Parisa

by Christine Friesenhahn Parisa The Texas hill country area is the birthplace of a number of famous dishes. Corn dogs. Chili. Margaritas. I’ll get around to...