The fall brings so many possibilities for Texas wine and food. Everything from Halloween candy, caramel apples and popcorn balls to Thanksgiving at Grandma's.Thanksgiving is a perfect time to explore Texas food and wine pairings. The first wines that come to mind are any number of fabulous Texas Viogniers. Becker Vineyards Viognier, with hints of oak would be a natural choice for smoked turkey.
I would like to tell you about a book which details one of the most fascinating stories about Texas and about a man and his family who became a Texas legend, particularly in South East Texas and to anyone who has ever attended the University of Texas!
It is a story about, good, bad and evil! It is a story about how those with power and wealth feel they are above the law, yet also and perhaps more importantly about the growing role of some in the legal profession condoning, perpetuating and being complicit in criminal activities.
To begin, William Henry Stark and his wife Miriam, came to Texas in the early 1880s, originally from Pennsylvania, they settled in the small town of Burkeville Texas, which was the center for the Texas timber boom at that time. With his knowledge of timber, by the turn of the century, he and his partner, G. Bedell Moore, had made a massive fortune in the lumber business. Henry J. Lutcher and G. Bedell Moore built the first "big mill," with a daily capacity of 80,000 to 100,000 board feet. For the next half century, Lutcher and Moore set a high standard for quality lumber, advanced technology, and leadership in civic projects. They had amassed a huge fortune in timber, land, oil, cattle and more by the 1920's.
MyBoatPlans is a comprehensive collection of 518 boat plans, 40 videos and about 500 pages of boat building guides. I've just browsed and read the entire package and this is my review on the product:
The Plans package offers step by step blueprints on over 518 boats and video lessons on boat building. The creator, Martin Reid offers a simple, efficient and user-friendly system to construct any type of boats in a simple way. MyBoatPlans shows the user how to build over 500 different types of boats ranging from simple canoes and kayaks to complex designs like a cabin cruiser.
Lone Hen Winery is located in College Station and is owned by Steve and Vicki Kirkpatrick. Their first vines of Blanc du Bois and Champanel were planted in 2004 on their ten acre lot where they live. They continued by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in 2006 and will be replanting with Lenoir soon. They currently have 1.5 acres of vines and will have four acres of vineyard when completed. In 2009, Lone Hen Winery officially became a winery.
We first saw Lone Hen Winery at the Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival where the wines being tasted were sparkling wines. At the time, they said they did not have a tasting room yet so I decided to wait a while until we would be in the area again to visit. We called in advance recently to see if we could make an appointment to visit the winery.
The biggest one is that the cost to transport that yummy nectar from where they grow, harvest, and ferment it is going up right along with the cost of fuel. There's no two ways around it - we are about to see bottles of wine at the grocery store and wine shops double.
In the last year, there has been a flurry of "How To" guides crop up around the internet. All of the guides are helpful and at least can get a beginner started.
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Two Val Verde County game wardens responded to a call about a critter inside a Del Rio Super Wal-Mart. When they arrived on the scene, they found a juvenile opossum lodged in the ceiling braces. Using a Wal-Mart scissor lift, they were able to safely remove the opossum and successfully relocate it.
June 24th, 1944 - My orders have been changed. My assignment was changed by General Cannon who is G-2 on Stilwell’s staff. I am to be his chief Liaison officer with the 1st Chinese Regiment which is organized like a brigade or small division. One half of my troops are working on the combat trail, one company fighting with Merrill’s Marauders and two companies fighting at Kaimaing and Mogaung. Regimental headquarters is about half way between Shadazup and Warazup, Colonel Lia commanding.
Have you ever wondered how you could have one of those amazingly realistic looking and incredibly well detailed model train layouts in the space you have available and within your budget… no matter how limited your space or budget may be?
Have you wondered how the best model train layouts never seem to suffer with derailments or erratic stops and starts?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then you are about to discover the one unique resource on the internet that can make your model train dream a reality in days!
Face the World exchange students come from all over the world to live with a U.S. family and attend an American high school.
Volunteer host families needed for several high school exchange students from Germany and other countries. The district deadline is fast approaching to accept students. Exchange students stay either a semester (Aug-Dec) or an academic year (Aug-June) with host families and both form an everlasting bond.