I have been blessed to hunt in the hill country my entire life.  I was born in San Saba County in the late sixties and have hunted here ever since.  I loved it so much in fact, I have turned my avocation into my vocation. So I now get to hunt worldwide, but there is no place else like home....

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First Hunt

"Tuck the stock in tight to your shoulder, move your head forward until you have a good sight picture with no black around the edges. Take a deep breath, let half of it out, hold the rest, and slowly squeeze the trigger, while keeping the crosshairs steady where you want the bullet to go."My son's best friend, Mason, was sitting at my sighting-in table, his lanky frame folded up like a pretzel,

Christmas in the Hill Country

Follow the Lights

It is always with great anticipation that I wait for the first lights of the Holiday season. My Christmas memories always include at least one drive to ooh and ah over beautiful strings of lights that adorned homes.I grew up where homes dotted the landscape in the middle of cotton fields. I always thought it was cool to see a home, lit up in twinkling lights, way off in the distance, standing

Behind the Music: Songwriters Featured in New Music Festival

What makes a singer great? Is it the tone of their voice, or the way they swing their hips?Most times, it's a song.A song can take an unknown and send them straight to the top of the charts.In celebration of those guys and gals who pen the words to those songs, Jim Halfpenny, Laurie Halfpenny and Dave Niemeyer have organized the 2015 Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival.For the second year,...

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Be an Outsider, Drive Right In

It may be the ultimate Throwback. An era that was finished now lives—not in huge numbers, but the industry is breathing. It's not The End just yet. The MGM Lion roars; the Columbia Beacon shines; that Warner Brothers "WB" is coming at you....

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Time To Go Nuts

John Taylor believes anytime is a good time to go nuts....

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