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  • Happy trails at Cowboy Church
    Have You Heard?   //   January 21, 2012   // 0 Comments

       Have You Heard…about The Cowboy Church?  I attended services this past Sunday at The Cowboy Church of the Hill Country, just off Camp Ben McCullough Drive.  Since services are at 10 a.m., I arrived early just to look around since it was my first time there, and I was greeted by several folks who were standing around a cook-fire. The big pot held scrambled eggs and sausage and there were a coup...

  • More good Samaritan good deeds
    Have You Heard?   //   January 12, 2012   // 0 Comments

    Have You Heard…faithful readers (and you three people know who you are) will remember a couple columns in which I recounted good Samaritan deeds or generous acts by strangers. So, what’s happening? About a week ago I was in Jack Allan’s Kitchen watching one of the many numerous football bowl games when a large plate of appetizers was set in front of me.

  • A hundred years worth of change
    Have You Heard?   //   January 11, 2012   // 0 Comments

    Have You Heard…we just completed the year 2011. It was a significant year for me as my Dad was born in 1911, and if he were still around, he would have just turned 100 years old. He left us five years ago at the age of 95. My curiosity was stimulated though and I wondered if he had seen any significant changes over the nearly hundred years he was around. And it seems that there have been considera...

  • Holiday gift wrapping lessons
    Have You Heard?   //   December 22, 2011   // 0 Comments

    Have You Heard…If you’re like me you probably have last minute gifts to get. If so, check out another of our local businesses, Navidad Farms Pecans. This is a business owned and managed by long-time Oak Hill resident Jeanne Row. Navidad can make gift shopping easy since they offer many kinds of nut-based candies and varieties of nuts, already in gift packages along with Christmas decorations and n...

  • Breakthrough in search for tacos!
    Have You Heard?   //   December 15, 2011   // 0 Comments

    Have You Heard…that the best, and I really mean the “best” tacos in Austin can be found right here in Oak Hill. I have been looking for the perfect taco for more than 30 years and my quest even led me to move briefly to Florida. I wonder what I could have been thinking when I made that decision. Tacos in Florida? Anyway, the perfect taco is available at Gordo’s Tortas, just a couple miles south of...

  • Local VFW hosts departing troops
    Have You Heard?   //   November 15, 2011   // 0 Comments

    By Mike Jordan  Have You Heard…this past weekend a salute to deploying troops heading for Afghanistan was held at the Oak Hill VFW.   A Texas National Guard Airborne Infantry Regiment is being deployed this week and the VFW organized a recognition event for them and their families, just prior to their leaving.  About 150 soldiers attended a sit-down meal, and music was provided by a local DJ on ...

  • Green burials gaining traction
    Have You Heard?   //   November 10, 2011   // 0 Comments

    By Mike Jordan Have You Heard…of green burials?  Me neither.  Until this week, that is.  A friend and neighbor of mine has just revised her will and last wishes, and these include a “Green Burial.”  It seems that a green burial is defined as a burial which is friendly to the earth and environment.  Perhaps you don’t know that most burials are not only with a metal or fiberglass casket but the gra...

  • Austin Animal Shelter has moved to a new location
    Have You Heard?   //   November 6, 2011   // 0 Comments

    By Mike Jordan Have you Heard…the Austin Animal Shelter has moved to a new location.  A couple living in Oak Hill told me they volunteer weekly by taking dogs at the Animal Shelter for exercise walks.  They have been doing volunteer work for several years and, according to them, it is not only satisfying work but also lots of fun.  The hardest part of the job, they say, is resisting the impulse t...