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AG Use, required information for potential buyers or not? by wildlifeguy
Jan 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
*Do Buyers Need Proof of Ag from Sellers?** There are several components that make up your taxes on rural property (this post will address land that has acreage associated with it) I'll address the land only component. (Ag = agricultural valuation or exemption as it is commonly known) Ag land has...
Changes to mySouTex.com by Beeville
Jan 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Due to recent posting we have changed the commenting system on mySouTex.com. Initially we had hoped to allow people to comment without logging in with a free account. Because of a series of racial remarks and profanity that had nothing to do with the story, we are asking that people now create fr...
Strawberries and chocolate by Jason_Collins
Jan 08, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
While the cold weather has gotten a bit tiresome, at least there is one perk to the season. Fresh strawberries are now affordable. I hear stories about my grandparents growing rows of the fruit on our property. My parents even told me that they were able to cultivate the same size crop. I have ne...
Gigging for flounders — in blue jeans! by ScottReeseWilley
Jan 05, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When I was a kid growing up in Port Aransas, I would gig for flounders wearing nothing but blue jeans and tennis shoes. First of all, I couldn't afford waders. Secondly, my older brother would have teased me for "wearing them sissy britches." So I tromped through the cold water until I was in my ...
Black-eyed peas and New Year's by Jason_Collins
Jan 02, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For as long as I can remember the New Year’s Day dinner was black-eyed peas and cornbread. My parents tell me that the black-eyed peas are for good luck and the cornbread is for good measure. It is a simple tradition but one that I hope continues. Besides, any cornbread left over makes a great de...
A vow to eat better by Jason_Collins
Dec 31, 2008 | 4 4 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
It is New Year’s Eve and time for those dreaded resolutions that we like to make but seldom keep. This year I vow to eat better. No, not necessarily healthier – just better. The world would be a better place if more people would take the time to learn to make pasta or homemade tortillas. Yes, the...
Meteors, space and a nighttime show by Jason_Collins
Dec 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A friend writes that the new year will have its first meteor shower Jan 3 and 4. These are fun to watch but admittedly it is my wife who usually sets the alarm to make sure we don’t miss them. I have always admired the night sky simply because we know so little about what is actually out there. I...
8PUC_Picture_1.jpg http://maps.google.com/ by Jason_Collins
Dec 29, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
My wife was perusing the Internet this morning and found that our hometown now has Google Street view. Don’t know if they made it to the mission or not. I will have to look into that later. A quick check and Beeville has also been added. Interesting how small the world is becoming. I can’t tell e...
Cats on stage by Jason_Collins
Dec 29, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Myself, my wife and another couple for with whom we have become friends, made the trip to San Antonio this past weekend to see Cats. It is an interesting production. The plot is minimal but the lights, sounds and colors easily more than make up for this. Part of what makes these excursions to the...
Send us your photos... share them with everyone by Jason_Collins
Dec 22, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
For those who missed the link... We have added a new way for y'all to share your photos with the community. A new section of this site is now dedicated to to nothing but your photos - Christmas, nature, or just what you might have found interesting. Sending them in is about as easy as e-mailing t...
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