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Frostweed ‘blooms’ but once a year

When campers are away, it’s a whole different place around here! It’s cold and the leaves are gone from our trees, and the grass turns brown and crunchy. One of the best things happens after the first big blue norther. That’s always the day the frostweed “blooms”. Frostweed is also called iceweed or ice plant, but the scientific name is …

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It’s the most CHARM-ing time of the year!

When we first bought The Heart 40 years ago, one of the sweetest traditions we inherited was that of sending a Christmas gift to the “Earlibirds”. The Earlibirds, of course, were the campers who registered for the next summer before Christmas, and for many years the gift was a tribe-colored blanket. In October 1976, the Ragsdale and Moore families bought …

“Go Johnny, go!”

Kerrville is riding a wave of enthusiasm over Johnny Manziel, who is the freshman quarterback for Texas A&M that’s sweeping the nation with Johnny Football Fever. Johnny moved to Kerrville with his family when he was in middle school, and played quarterback for Tivy High (my alma mater, and the only high school in town). Dick is a HUGE sports …