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Celebrating Our German Roots

Celebrating Our German Roots
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The sign in German above translates to “When you think you can go no further, a little light will come to show the way.”  It’s on a wall at the historic Alpine Haus Restaurant and Weingarten in New Braunfels, Texas. My siblings and I have deep roots all over Europe, including Germany. One set of […]

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

Yesterday my sister Charlou and I went to San Antonio, about 45 minutes from where we’re staying in New Braunfels. We’re loving our time in the Texas Hill Country. We really enjoyed the River Walk! We strolled along its tree-lined paths, crossed over stone arched bridges and marveled at lush landscapes as the River Walk […]

…With Waylon and Willie and the Boys

…With Waylon and Willie and the Boys

Yesterday was a perfect vacation day here in the Texas hill country. My sister Charlou and I took a road trip for several hours with stops along the way.Our first stop was Sisterdale. We stopped at Sister Creek Vineyards, which seemed fitting for obvious reasons!This is the winery and tasting room. Really. But don’t let […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 8 to 14

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 8 to 14

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Saturday, March 8, to Friday, March 14.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! March is One City, One Story month! The 2014 novel, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore,” is available in multiple formats. Be part of our annual community […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Five — Criminal Investigations Division (Part II)

Citizens Police Academy Week Five — Criminal Investigations Division (Part II)

Last week I reported on Part I of our Citizens Police Academy class about the Criminal Investigations Division, which was all about crimes against persons.On Thursday we had Part II, which was about crimes against property.See the bad guy in the photo above? He’s entering through a doorway into the master bedroom of a Pasadena […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 28 to March 6

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 28 to March 6

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Friday, Feb. 28, to Thursday, March 6.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! “Visions of the Past, Inspiration for the Future” is an exhibition and reception in recognition of Black […]

The Surveyors — George Washington and Hanchrist Carlock

The Surveyors — George Washington and Hanchrist Carlock

From 1746 to 1750 my 6th great-grandfather was the road commissioner in Augusta County, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. This meant he served as an advisory agent to local towns when they petitioned to have crude riding trails (or no trails at all) turned into official roads for overland travel by stagecoaches, private carriages and […]

Looking for Something to Do? 2/22-3/1

Looking for Something to Do? 2/22-3/1

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 22 to 29. All events are free, so take a look –– and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Renovation of our beloved La Casita del Arroyo will begin with a kickoff celebration Saturday, Feb. 22, at […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 22 to 28

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 22 to 28

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Feb. 22 to 28.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare tell me there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Renovation of our beloved La Casita del Arroyo will begin with a kickoff celebration Saturday, Feb. 22, […]

Citizens Police Academy Week Three — Disaster Preparedness and Community Services

Citizens Police Academy Week Three — Disaster Preparedness and Community Services

Lisa Derderian, emergency management coordinator and public information officer for the Pasadena Fire Department, was one of the presenters at the Citizens Police Academy class last Thursday. She said she missed me so much in my capacity as the Pasadena PIO that she wanted to present me with my very own fire helmet. Of course, this […]

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