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BPy Kathi Holzschuhererhaps you are new to South Texas or just never made it a priority to go to Luckenbach, Texas. However,this tiny town with a population of 3 has a larger-than-life reputation. (Thank you, Waylon and Willie and the Boys!)Luckenbach, named for a German immigrant to the area, was purchased by satirist and humorist Hondo Crouch back in 1971. He swiftly proclaimed himself mayor of the former Indian trading post, and reintroduced the town’s motto, “Everybody is Somebody in Luckenbach.” Crouch is responsible for celebrations such as the Luckenbach World’s Fair, the first Texas Women Only Chili Cook-Off, Return of the Mud Daubers Celebration, and many No- Talent Contests.There’s not a lot to the actual town. Instead, a post office/general store attached to a bar, a kissing booth, and a big old barnDarkness - continued from page 5During his time in England, he receiveda call from his friend. It was a call that would allow Sandy to keep his side of their pact. Garfunkel explained that he wanted to drop out of architecture school and record his first album with Paul Simon. However, he needed $400 to do so.By this time, Sandy was married to his high school girlfriend and the total amount in their bank account was $ hall are all nestled into the beautiful hill country landscape. Visitors can often be heard saying, “Is this all there is?” According to writer Becky Crouch Barrales, “These people come from a high tech – action movie – crowded freeway civilization expecting our famous town to be Fiesta TexasandfindinginsteadSiestaTexas.”The real treasure in Luckenbach is the endless stream of musical talent that graces the outdoor stage, with over 300 annual shows and events. Their line-up includes Americana, Honky-tonk, Western Swing, Rockabilly, Roots Rock, Alt-Country, and Blues. A quick check of their website will give you the full line-up. Somehow, it’s never too hot in Luckenbach to kick back with an ice-cold beverage and revel in the sounds of Texas talent.The drive to Luckenbach is popular amongst bikers, who enjoy the quietWithout hesitation, he replied, “Arthur, you will have your cheque.”The album, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, flopped, but the track, “The Sound of Silence,” was released as a single and went to number one around the world.The song and opening words, “Hello Darkness, my old friend,” written by Simon were inspired by Garfunkel’s story of his dear friend.winding back roads. From Spring Branch, travel north on US Hwy 281 to Blanco, TX, and hang a left at the town square (FM1376).In his moving memoir, titled, “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: How Daring Dreams and Unyielding Friendship Turned One Man’s Blindness into an Extraordinary Vision for Life,” Sandford shares how meaningful these words are to him, especially with “Darkness” singing.Sandy went on to become a successful inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist and recently, launched a $3 million prize toFind the performance schedule and visitor information at a cure for blindness.Sonny Melendrezis an award-winningmotivational speaker,Hall of Fame radio/TVhost and author, based in San Antonio. For more of his enthusiastic brand of inspiration and speaking information, visit official site: or email: You Gone to Luckenbach, Texas? Let’s Go!Bingo In Bulverde1st Friday of each month. Next one Sept 2 & Oct 7. Doors open at 5 pm. Early bird bingo starts at 5:30 pm. Regular games start at 6:30pm. Cash only. $3- early bird bingo (3 games) $15 -basic game pack (9 games) $2-blackout bingo game. Prize money ranging from $50 to $300 minus taxes. Location held at Bulverde Community Center, 1747 E Ammann Rd, Bulverde, TX 78163. For more information, call Chamber of Commerce at (830) 438-4285.Kendall County FairCalendar Of Events116th annual county fair on Sept 3- Sept 4- 10am – 5pm. Scheduled events include parade Saturday morning, nightly Open Pro Rode Apple Pie Contest, Livestock Show, Exhibit Hall and lot of family fun and activities. Admission $10-$15. Location 1307 River Road, Boerne, TX 78006.Visit Market in BulverdeThis event is held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Next event on Sept 5 from 10 am to 3pm. Enjoy shopping for handmade items, woodwork, clothing and more. Location held at 2541 Bulverde Road. For more information, call (361) 945-4778.Friends of the Bulverde Area RuralLibrary3rd Wednesday of each month. Next event on Sept 21 from 4pm -5:30 pm. Get involved to help support the welfare of the Mammen Family Public Library as a cultural and education asset to the area by supporting fundraising, activities and events sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call (830) 438-4864.Coffee with the ChamberWednesday, Sept 14 from 7:30 am-9am. Networking from 7:30 -7:50 am program starts at 8 am. Location at Bulverde Visitors and Event Center located inside the Hampton Inn at 499 Singing Oaks, SpringBranch, TX 78070. No cost. For more information of chamber events, visit City Council MonthlyMeetingSecond Tuesday of each month. Next meeting will be held on Tues. Sept 13, at 6:30 pm – 8 pm at Bulverde City Hall, 30360 Cougar Bend, Bulverde, TX 78163. See agenda posted on the Friday before the meeting. Visit .Spring Branch City CommissionMeetingCity Commission meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Curtis Bremer Training Facility, 9850 FM 311, Spring Branch, TX. Next event on Sept. 13. For more information, visit www. .New Braunfels Farmers Market Downtown every Saturday 9 am- 1pm at 186 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Next to Krause’s Café & Biergarten. Enjoy having access to locally grown fruits, veggies, flowers, dairy products and more. For more information, visit www. Annual World HeritageFestivalThe festival occurs after Labor Dayweekend and overlaps with the Organization of World Heritage Cities, Solidarity Day of World Heritage Cities that occurs annually on Sept. 8. The event is at several San Antonio Missions. Starts Sept 7 – Sept. 11. Enjoy live music and more. For more information, visit www. or call (210) 207- 2111.Zoo Boo! San Antonio ZooSept 17 – Oct 31 from 9am-5pm.San Antonio Zoo kicks off Zoo Boo!, a fun , non- scary Halloween event for the entire family. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume to participate in a daily costume contest with a chance to win a zoo prize pack. Located at 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78212. For more information, visit www.sazoo.org5th Boerne BierfestSaturday, Sept 24 from 11am – 7pm. It will be held at the Agricultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX 78006. Cost is $35 at the door. Experience Texas’ finest craft breweries while enjoying Hill Country artists. There will be live music, free participation in the stein hoist competition and keg toss. For moreinformation, help with expenses health insurance doesn’t coverTo learn how Aflac can help, contact:Richard Tiritilli210-872-2905 Richard_tiritilli@us.aflac.comCoverage is underwrittenby Aflac. In New York, coverage is underwritten by Aflac New York, WWWHQ-1931 Wynnton Road-Columbus, GA 31999Z2200653 EXP7/2310www.highlightspubs.comSeptember 2022

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