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Lets get to the point! This is an ESSAY about the pros and cons of a extremely provocative subject that has continuously rocked society for many years here in the U. S. Can we come to recognize how it has and will impact our existence. 

A quick getaway to the Highland Lakes .With a total of six lakes composing the Highland Lakes near Burnet Texas, there are unlimited opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, and water sports. There are also some great things to do away from the water.

Lubbock and prairie dogs. Back in the good ole days it was “Lubbock in my rearview mirror.” But today, Lubbock is sing’n a new song; “Happy days are here again.”  

Fort Croghan. But for the city noises surrounding this Texas relic of the past, you will be engulfed by the sound of silence. And just imagine the year is 1849 and you’re almost alone with only the coyotes and dust blowing onto your face, and the indians just over the next hill waiting for you to make the wrong move.

Discovering the Highland Lakes, part of the beautiful Texas High Country, is a chain of six freshwater lakes fed by the lower Colorado River. This region has alot to offer in entertainment-come and see for your self!

A man with many titlesHe was a teacher, fought at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, served as the mayor of San Antonio, and as a Texas State Senator, he was a rancher and became a Judge for Wilson County. He was a true TEXCAN/Texan. 

Thank you for saying YES. This was the underlying theme of the grand opening and dedication of the new University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine at Brooks City Base on July 20th. Yes to the idea for the new school many years ago.

DO YOU WANT TO SURVIVE? Humanity’s overall survival is critically dependent on each of us - we are intrinsically tied together whether we like it or not. So, do we really want to survive?

INTO THE UNKNOWN. Dick Cole’s Memories of the Tokyo Raid. As they approached the Japanese coastline, there was no conversation; all that could heard was the roar of the two Wright R-2600 radial engines and the wind whisking by, seemingly getting louder and louder.

Graffiti as Art? It has been around since ancient times, spanning every culture and art form; from expressions of love to social and political ideals, it can be beautiful, inspiring, funny and thought provoking, but can also be illegal, crude and hateful. Whatever it is, it is here to stay. Take a look and decide for yourself.

Taking Things for Granted. Just as you can easily recognize New York City with the Empire State Building; and Chicago, with the Sears Tower and the Hancock Center, so too you can easily recognize another unique city -San Antonio Texas- by the Tower of the Americas.  Join us in a short trip down memory lane, as we take you through the “hows” and the “whys” of this iconic landmark.

Hanging Out At Hangar 9. “Feel the presence of the past and get excited for the future” is what Leo Gomez, President and CEO of Brooks City Base shared with us at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new restoration of Hangar 9, located at the heart of Brooks historical campus.

 All Aboard…The New Braunfels Express. From miniature to full scale, the era of railroading comes alive at the New Braunfels Railroad Museum. There is something about railroad trains that stirs our emotions. The nostalgia of the sound of the whistle or the clacking of the wheels as it rolls over the tracks can bring out the child in all of us.

MYSTERY BUILDING. Ever driven along Highway 281 just beyond Blanco, Texas, and seen this magnificent building perched high on a hill? Ever wondered what it was?  Read on and we will tell you all about it.

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, right in the heart of downtown San Antonio Texas, is housed in the grand old Municipal Auditorium that was built in 1926 when the population of this historic city was a mere 231,000 people. Today it is a versatile, world-class performing arts facility for the nation’s seventh-largest city with over 1.5 million and counting.

Gunpowder and Guano is what you will find, plus awe-inspiring scenery, fascinating formations and a little bit of Confederate History at the Longhorn State Park near Burnet Texas.

Warm Winter Cruising, is all that it is cracked up to be, and more. With all of the things you can do while on the high seas you will not be disappointed, there is something for everyone, even the kids. 

The Museum Reach - Urban Segment from Lexington Avenue to Josephine Street added 1.3 miles to the San Antonio River Walk with some of the most spectacular views along this San Antonio Texas jewel.

Everything Old is New Again! Seguin Texas is a city on the move, while still maintaining its quaint and cozy, small-town atmosphere. Within the last two years, new restaurants have opened, ZDT’s Amusement Park has expanded, the Walnut Springs Hike and Bike Trail, the Park West Splashpad and the Michael Thomas Raetzsch Skatepark are now completed, and a new wedding/party venue has opened.

What is still VANISHING? Lighthouses along Texas Coast is what is still vanishing. What these lighthouses did for the sailors out at sea cannot be quantified. Imagine the sense of relief when they saw the rotating lights that would guide them to a safe harbor after a long and treacherous voyage.

All Aboard…The Brackenridge Eagle! San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park has been around for a long, long time. It is part of San Antonio’s history and its future, thanks to George Washington Brackenridge

DOWN in the ‘VALLEY.’ The Rio Grande Valley that is. For years it has been a favorite spot for what are called “snow birds” or “Winter Texans”.  They come from cold areas of the United States and Canada to enjoy the magnificent South Texas weather and hospitality, swelling the population to over four million people during the winter.

ROUND ROCK TEXAS? Have you ever wondered how towns and cities got their names. Many are named for famous people, some even for saints, but others cause you ponder - Round Rock for instance. It is rather simple.

A Japanese Tea Garden deep in the heart of TEXAS? It actually was a rock pile that became a restful refuge. It is a beautiful hidden gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Non the less San Antonio citizens are there in droves on a hot sunny day.

What is Vanishing on the Texas Coast? During the mid 1800s and into the early 1900s, the heyday of constructing magnificent lighthouses to protect sailing vessels, the Texas coast was not overlooked. There were a total of seven lighthouses built between Port Isabel and Port Arthur, Texas. They were tall, majestic, and intriguing with their rotating beacons piercing the night sky to the sailors delight.

"The Universe is Yours!” says Dr. Louis Agnese Jr., President of the University of the Incarnate Word. Today we live in a fast moving world, from travel to distant lands in just hours, communications at lightning speed, and there is even talk about going to Mars. Changes in our environment happen in the blink of an eye. It is extremely challenging for most of us to keep up. However, it is critically more important for the young people of today, just now coming into their own, to grasp the meaning of it all. For them the future, as daunting as it seems, is theirs to embrace and conquer.

Live Oaks and Friendly Folks that is the motto of Pleasanton, Texas, also known as the Birthplace of the Cowboy. You have to go back over five centuries to understand the how and the why of this title. And how the longhorn steer fits into the picture.

A Bit of Legend. As frightening that it was for those who lived during the big cattle drives, it also created an atmosphere of awe for the legends and lawlessness that the west signified. The people were starved for the tales and stories of the Wild West. The pain and suffering resulting from the uninhibited actions of the rudeness, and how those tragedies and injustices were overcome, made for great reading and the stuff of legends.

Wagons HO! Believe it or not, there is a museum just for buggies a short distance outside the town of Blanco Texas. Step back in time and visit the Buggy Barn Museum.

Bandera Texas-Cowboy Capital of the World. John Wayne would be proud-everything here is about the cowboy! At the OST (Old Spanish Trail) Restaurant, they'll even loan a saddle when you belly up to  the bar.

Galveston Again! But well worth it, a little more time on the island brings one more adventure after another.

Galveston Island will always be defined by the water, the beaches that go on forever, and the storms of the past, but if one looks beyond the typical beach-town atmosphere, you will find much more!

Flint Rocks and Falls on the Pedernales, on the river that is. Rocks in the park have a history going back more than 300 million years; its very name is a Spanish term for “flint rocks.” One of the earliest recorded events in this area was a proposal to the Spanish Government in 1750 by a Spanish Missionary to establish a new mission site for the Lipan Apache Indians who lived along the Pedernales. The earliest settlement on the Pedernales River was Johnson City, founded in the late 1870s.

Do You Remember LBJ?  In 1879, at a good ole Texas barbeque on the banks of Town Creek, locals met to choose a site for a new town. The winner was a 320-acre plot of land on the Pedernales River offered by James Polk Johnson, a distant relative of our 36th President. A good place to start exploring both the town and the man it produced is at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park Visitor Center at the Intersection of Ladybird Lane and Avenue G in Johnson City Texas.

Oh, To Be 100. South Texas is blessed with such distinction this year with the Stinson Municipal Airport reaching 100 years old. There is only one other airport in the United States that can make that claim, College Park Airport in Maryland. There were many other airfields that came and went during the last one hundred years, but only these two have survived the times, good and bad. And, hats off to those who established these historical airports or flew in and out of them, and made them what they are today.

San Francisco de Asis offers spiritual lift. We recently stumbled onto the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in the Archdioceses of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is said this church is one of the most photographed in New Mexico and rightfully so. This massive adobe structure, built between 1772 and 1816, is located in a small village just south of Taos on State Highway 68. The Spanish Colonial design includes arched entrances, beautiful courtyards and two bell towers. In 1970 this church, which is still an active parish, was declared a National Historic Landmark and also a World Heritage Church.

Getting Scientific, down at the Mill in Johnson City, Texas. At this mill students can discover scientific and technical principles relevant to their everyday lives in an environment where they can explore, question and discover. Every visit begins with an Avatar Passport. Each student creates a customized Avatar by answering a few basic questions, including name, birthday, and eye color. Isn't Science Cool?

'Prosit' to Shiner. The town of Shiner, Texas, population just over 2,000, was founded in1887, and has been surviving long before any of us were born. The fact that we had never visited was just enough reason for us to plan a trip to this small Texas town. And just like all the other small towns in Texas, it shines brightly.

The San Antonio Collage Scobee Planetarium: On a clear night and the sky full of stars - you can venture up to the Star Deck and into the Star Tower, called "The Raspa", to view the moon and the stars through the brand new $25,000 telescope. The observatory's dome opens to the sky and can rotate 360 degrees.

The Challenger Learning Center on the San Antonio Collage Campus is an interactive computerized simulator with a Mission Control room patterned after the NASA Johnson Space Center and an orbiting space station ready for exploration.

Estero Llano State Park: There are thousands of bird and butterfly species that grace the Rio Grande Valley at various times of the year. Throughout the valley there are 85 locations that provides  sanctuary for the millions of birds and butterflies that mirage through the area.

The beautiful butterflies of Mission are part of a much larger sanctuary for thousands of exotic butterfly and birds. Even thought Mission is considered the Butterfly Capital of the country, the entire Rio Grande Valley is covered with as many as 85 locations starting in Brownsville on the coast to Zapata, Texas in the west end of the valley. 

Quinta Mazatlan-just a 240 mile drive from La Vernia Texas is a place where adventure, history, opulence, and nature collides-a gift from a true Renaissance Man. 

Hot! Hot! Hot! Things can get pretty HOT, literally, in Hot Springs Arkansas. From the it's history of the good old days of Al Capone, Frank Costello, Lucky Luciano and more, to the hot springs that drew them and many others to bathe in the natural warmth of the natural springs that bless this region. The popularity of the resort atmosphere, the beautiful surroundings and the thermal baths make this place what it is today.

Art in the most unusual form can be found at Barney Smith's garage museum in San Antonio, Texas. It is about many (1150 to be exact) toilet seats that will intrigue and mystify you. You heard me-TOILET SEATS!

Larger than life. Besides the plants truly coming to life, LEGOS seemingly come to life at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and all out of an old abandoned quarry.

Wings Over Houston; Take a gander at the skies over Southeast Houston on November 1and 2, 2014 for a spectacular AIR SHOW! Numerous top-notched performers will be there to give you the thrill of your life with air demonstrations of all sorts.

'A Pearl.' After 118 years of dynamic service to the community, an illustrious chapter in San Antonio's history closed-the Pearl Brewery. And even dough  it is now gone, the area that once housed this icon has reemerged in a  True Renaissance.

With Planes, Trains, and Automobiles you will travel. Though your feet may not never leave the ground, your journey to places that highlight these mode of transportation may have your imagination taking flight!

Cast a line, spot a bird and even swim, but the key word is; relax at the Coleto Creek Reservoir and Park. The  park opened in 1981 for year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.

Victoria Texas is the crossroads of the Gulf Coast. It is a regional hub for a seven-county area known as the "Golden Crescent." It sits squarely in the center of the San Antonio, Houston and Corpus Christi triangle. 

Space - the final frontier. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind " - Neal Armstrong. In 1961 John F. Kennedy said, " before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." the challenge was met, so what's next?

Stonehenge! But have you ever heard of Carhenge? This quirky and weird sight was formed from 38 vintage American automobiles, painted gray to replicate Stonehenge.You can see it here, or go to Alliance, Nebraska and see it in person.

I AM a Tuskegee Airman! I approached this man dressed in a burgundy blazer and wearing the Tuskegee cap. I extended my hand and I asked, “Were you a Tuskegee Airman?” Still shaking my hand, he said with a gentle smile, “I AM a Tuskegee Airman.” And this is how we met Dr. Granville Coleridge Coggs, an original Tuskegee Airman.

 More than just a border town! Laredo,Texas has the distinction of being the only city that can claim Seven Flags Over Texas. In 1840, while not yet a part of Texas, Laredo briefly became the capital of the independent Republic of the Rio Grande, set up in opposition to Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

 Stinson Field, the second oldest continuously operating airport in the country. Every form of aviation activity has taken place at Stinson over its 99 year history. 2015 will be its 100th year and the celebration will begin in August of this year (2014) and will run through December of 2016.

Highs and Lows, to make sense of it we must go there. And where is there? It is the Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio, Texas. Imagine standing on solid ground and all of the sudden, the earth gives way and everything around you falls into a deep sinkhole. This happened a long time ago when our planet was young.

A day at the McNay, museum that is!    A visit to the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio is anything but "boring"! Discover what makes a day at the McNay exciting and enjoyable, starting with the beautiful former home of Jessie Marion Koogler McNay, which was established as the first museum of modern art in Texas.   

Downtown reaches out and beckons with beauty and history. The San Antonio River made San Antonio the tourists destination it is today.

Ocean front property? This land was formed by accumulating sediments from seas that once covered south Texas during the period following the extinction of the dinosaur. In fact, Choke Canyon Dam is near the ancient Gulf shoreline of 30 million years ago. 

The Charm of the Hill Country is Fredericksburg in Texas. Anything you want to do any day of the week, you can do here. The First Friday Art Walk, shopping, wineries, just to mention a few. Where to stay? There is a wide variety of places, from B & B's to top notched hotels you will find a place to rest your head.

What else was in the South Central Texas Skies? Aircraft of long ago who once protected the steeples of Texas and everyone else residing in this great country of ours and the high cost for that protection. The B-17 World War II Bomber, the Memphis Belle and its escort the P-51 Mustang, visited Stinson Field in San Antonio, Texas to remind us what is the price of freedom.

Whats in the South Central Texas Skies? Steeples of some very special churches. These churches are special because they are incredibly painted on the inside. Even though there are 20 such churches in Texas, five exist in the Schulenburg. This article is about them.

New Year adventures are now waiting for you. All you have do is decide that you want one. The the story here is about a Spontaneous Inspiration that led to our adventure. We headed for the airport and boarded a plane to a dart selected destination.

Light up the World. In the December time of the year, many places become winter wonderlands of lights that delight the eye, bringing festive cheer to the darkest night.

Over The River, through the states is about a Thanksgiving Dinner on the road starting in Turkey, Texas and meandering throughout the country in places like Cranberry, Pennsylvania, Corn Oklahoma, Pie Town, New Mexico and many more.

Thanking those brave men and women who have courageously defended our freedoms. We thank them everyday, but especially on Veterans Day every year for we also know that without their sacrifices, who knows where we would be today. While the price of freedom is never free, we all are free to defend it!!

TORA, TORA, TORA!! The Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Tora, Tora, Tora Team presents an air demonstration at many air shows throughout the country utilizing ten World War II vintage aircraft (AT-6, PT-13) modified to resemble Japanese Zeros and Kates. The CAF delivers this presentation not to glorify war, but rather to remind us what the horror of war is like, and more importantly to honor the men and women whose sacrifices have assured our freedoms today.

Wings Over Houston Airshow 2013. On October 26th and 27th, the skies over southeast Houston at Ellington Field will become a crowed sky with dozens of warbirds flying in all directions.Fortunately, it will be an organized crowed sky, brought to you by the volunteer efforts of The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and it's Gulf Coast and Houston Wings. It will be the thrill of your life, come and join in the fun.

"X" Marks the spot. It's about Geocaching and is an outdoor treasure hunt of sorts, where the only thing you need to participate is a hand-held GPS (global positioning system) or a GPS - enabled smart phone. The only rule is; "take something, leave something of equal value."

Silent Wings Museum is located at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB). Prior to being a public airport, it was the South Plains Army Air Field where the majority of World War II Glider Pilots were trained. 

Footloose in Fredericksburg? You certainly want to enjoy the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. Since 2008, galleries have invited visitors in for the art walk, to view and learn about some of the finest art from all over the United States and beyond.

Georgetown, Texas Airport, has become an important component of the economic climate  of the region. This has opened up an opportunity for the community to showcase its rich and vibrant history, culture and progressive attitude, through the ability to bring in the distance travelers via the airways.

Moody Gardens in Galveston Texas, once was a therapeutic riding arena and today  it is a educational and tourist destination that attracts more than 2 million visitors a year. Once inside you will be engulfed into paradise and you'll swear that you pyramids.

Wimberley, Texas, a Hill Country Delight and is known for its eclectic artists and craftsmen. And besides its history it has a fabulous marketplace and plenty of eateries serving delicious food and wine. Stroll the main street lined with quaint shops offering everything you can think of for house and home.

The Blue Ghost, as she sits there in all her glory, moored to a specially constructed pier on Corpus Christi Beach, you cannot help but be in awe of this magnificent piece of history. She presents a powerful image, painted in original combat colors and appears ready to once again report for duty. She is photogenic without a doubt. She is the USS Lexington.

Brenham, Texas Airport has the inside scope for the perfect pilot getaway. As pilots we are always looking for any excuse to fly. Rather that just boring holes in the sky, a unique destination is a great idea to exercise our pilot skills. This airport is the place, and has a lot to offer.

Mission Espada, in San Antonio, Texas is one of several missions in this area that once serviced the territory of Spain. The mission's occupants retrieved their drinking and irrigation waters through a aqueduct system and still survives to this day.

Getting to know 'No. 41.' You must visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the Campus of Texas A&M University. If nothing else it will lift your spirit knowing the role each and every President has had to play to keep us safe and sound.

LaGrange Texas, with it's Chicken Ranch - the longest running brothel in Texas history (1905-1973) - is long gone now, but it put LaGrange on the map.

An Unexpected Journey leads to Inks Lake Park. At 5:30 in the morning, 100 miles away from home and your event is cancelled, what do you do? Pull out a map and find something else to do! Flexibility is the key.

Hondo Fly-In, Honoring those who served! On May 18, 2013, Armed Forces Day,  there was a gathering of CAF War Birds in South Central Texas to commemorate the men and women who built, maintained and flew these great airplanes.

Brownsville, Texas, Where the northerns come to visit and never want to leave. It's a place where you can fly almost everyday of the year and the sand and the surf beckons your presence the time in between.

The Middle of Nowhere-Midland/Odessa in Texas. You would think-it is in the middle of nowhere, but it really is in the middle of an enormous growth period and therefore in the middle of everything.

The Lady Lex - Today, though not to be called out to sea again, she rests in wait, standing guard over her beloved city of Corpus Christi. She is photogenic without a doubt; she is the USS Lexington.

Bastrop - A Forest Reborn; The Bastrop State Park and the surrounding area  was scorched by the most destructive fire in Texas history. Ninety six (96) percent of the parks 6,565 acres is lost and 32,000 acres outside of the park also goes up in flames.Sadly the entire ecosystem of the park suffered. But is there a come back?

Mission San Juan Capistrano on the south side of San Antonio and on the east bank of the famed San Antonio River, reopens its doors after 18 months of renovations and offers a restful atmosphere. But it offers much more that, it offers an opportunity for the community to reach back to the past and link it with the present. 

Goliad, Texas - Small town has big place in Texas history. Like a Norman Rockwell painting, Goliad along with it's rich history, has a beautiful town square anchored by the Goliad County Courthouse, surrounded by unique boutiques, small businesses and restaurants, including the Hanging Tree, Empresario and the Blue Quail Deli, famous for their award-winning jalapeno soup.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library - Step back a few decades to the era of LBJ. This library was originally dedicated on May 22, 1971, and sees over 150,000 visitors each year. Realizing that “times were a-changing,” the Library underwent a $10 million redesign, paid for through private donations, to bring new interactive exhibits to the facility. After one year of work, the new and improved LBJ Library was unveiled on December 22, 2012. This date was chosen to honor what would have been Lady Bird Johnson’s 100th birthday.

Gruene, Texas - Don't see Red, see Gruene, started out a settlement of German American farmers in 1872 and was originally named Goodwin. You can shop or dance your night away.

Washington-on-the-Brazos - When we think of Texas’s struggle for independence from Mexico in the 1830s, most will automatically think of the Alamo or the Battle of San Jacinto. But, Washington-on-the-Brazos is considered by historians to be the most significant place in Texas at that time. On March 2, 1836, Washington-on-the-Brazos made history as the birthplace of the Republic of Texas.

Fredericksburg, Texas, where everything has come together and just like a giant jigsaw puzzle, this place creates a picture perfect destination; great wineries, fabulous art galleries, innovative restaurants, incredible B&B's and guesthouses, one of a kind boutiques, and a landscape that is second to none.

 Come And Take It - Enjoy Gonzales, 'The Lexington of Texas" The flag was emblazoned, "Come and Take It". The year was 1835 and the flag referred to a small cannon sent by the Mexican Government. Today, come and take in this wonderful town filled with rich Texas history, beautifully restored homes, and a nearby state park.

Brenham - The cream and the crop. It is a beautiful 2½-hour drive from LaVernia to the quaint town of Brenham in Washington County. This relatively small town, population under 16,000, has a lot going for it.

Wings Over Houston-Airshow, Texas Aviator Magazine, December 2012 issue. There was no doubt for those of us on Ellington and for miles around what was going on; the CAF was in town delivering a reminder of what transpired on that   "Day of Infamy."  

Lockhart State Park, in Lockhart, Texas is said to be one of the best kept secrets in the state park system.It offers the same great adventures that all the other Texas state parks offer; swimming, picnicking, hiking, camping, and of course a round of golf.

Rockport, Texas, "Charm of the Gulf Coast."was founded at the end of the Civil war. It had its beginnings in the cattle industry and by the 1880s the focus moved to boatbuilding and fishing. It has been called the "Charm of the Gulf Coast."

San Marcos, Texas is more than a shopping city and there is something for everyone; rich history, terrific entertainment, fabulous water sports on the San Marcos River and great educational venues. 

Cedar Park, Texas is ready to offer you a sentimental journey into days gone by. Your can enjoy the atmosphere of the 19th century, partake in an on-board meal or just simply take-in the clanky clank sounds of the locomotion. 

Blanco, Texas. Step back in time and see where things were simpler, much slower, much more friendly. Come and see and feel for yourself how both people and nature co-exist.

CAF - FOR THE LOVE OF FLYING, Texas Aviator Magazine, October 2012 Issue. For those who love all aspects of flying, you will find it at the Wings Over Houston Air show 2012 on October 27-28. From static displays of all things aviation to hours of arial demonstrations the viewer will not lack in activities. 

Texans at Oshkosh, Texas Aviator Magazine, September 2012 Issue.  The largest air show in the world draws over a half million visitors to a small town in Wisconsin every year, and there were many Texans among them. Some fly their planes, others take their RVs, but they are all there to enjoy “everything aviation”.

Where to Now - Fredericksburg, Texas Aviator Magazine, Any Excuse Series, October 2012 Issue. This quaint picturesque community of just over 11,000 population is nestled in the rich and vibrant Texas Hill Country and the community’s support of their airport is unparalleled.  Between the Hangar Hotel, the Airport Diner, and Pacific Showroom there is always something to do at the Gillespie County Municipal Airport.

Seguin, Texas. Do you have the traveling bug? Meander the excellent Texas roads to a place that offers a lot for all the family. There is history, romance and lots of fun.

Discovering San Marcos, Texas Aviator Magazine, Any Excuse Series, August 2012 Issue:  The Redbird Skyport FBO is redefining general aviation by offering not only typical services, but also educational opportunities as well. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Texas Wing Museum is within walking distance from Redbird.  San Marcos is known for its outlet shopping, its Old Town Square, Wonder World Cave and the Aquarena Center.

Crystal Bridges- Not Just Another Art Museum, Wilson County News, July 18, 2012.  The dream of Alice Walton, of Walmart fame, came true on November 11, 2011 when one of the most unique art museums in the country open in Bentonville, Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains.

IPAD, What Works For You, American Bonanza Society Magazine, March 2012 issue. In aviation, the love of flying and the tools we need to achieve that lofty goal of flight is an ever-changing endeavor. The iPad with the appropriate apps will assist the pilot in flight planning, routing, and weather briefings. A thumbnail presentation of the use of the iPad is graphically illustrated.

Soaring with Eagles, Aviator’s Guide, January/February 2007 Issue.  A pilot’s dream of flying the Misty Fjords of Alaska including landing on a glacier lake was realized. He recounts, “As we flew the final approach before landing, I was 12 years old again, on my first flight with my Dad in his small Ercoupe. Some feelings never change- thank goodness.”

The Wild Blue Yonder, Wilson County News, November, 2005.  During the Randolph Air Force Base celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a spectacular air show featuring the Thunderbirds and Sean Tucker with his bright red Oracle Challenger aerobatic aircraft.

Brothers in Arms, Wilson County News, November 23, 2005.   A group of San Antonio Disabled Veterans was treated to a flight in “Special Delivery”, a World War II twin-engine B25J Mitchell Bomber. 

An Unexpected Destination, Laredo Morning Times, The Art of Living, July 31, 2005.  Sometimes you just don’t know where you might end up after getting bumped from an airline flight. And sometimes it is the destination that chooses you.  Such was the case with our trip to Kalispell, Montana and the Glacier National Park.


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