Round Rock, Texas SERTOMA to Help Terminally Ill Children and Their Families

The 2011 Annual SERTOMA Rubber Duck Race will be much bigger than the 2010 race!

Please, sponsor a rubber duck, at Round Rock SERTOMA Ducktoma web site (!Best Buy - Grand Prize Donor


Come to the race if you can!  The race will be held at Bright Lake (behind the Dell Diamond baseball stadium).   Ask locals for directions.  It’s over by the Frontier Days Fourth of July festivities area.

Let’s love on these kids who need us so, and their families who are going through so much.

Great prizes will be given, and you do not have to be present to win.

Journeyman Construction - Title SponsorProceeds go to benefit Dell Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.  Special emphasis goes to terminally ill children and their families, and, as always with SERTOMA, children with speech and hearing defects.  HEB Grocery Store Logo with caption, Helping Here

Country Boy Games

By John C. Glass

Colorado River under bridge in Wharton Texas

Colorado River (Photo by Billy Hathorn)

Growing up on a farm and ranch along the Colorado River below Austin in the 50’s and 60’s a young boy could only described it as a true never-never land. My Mom had come from a family of 5 girls, no boys, in Pennsylvania only to come to Texas and give my Father 6 boys, no girls. Dad use to say “Didn’t have any real need for girls on a Ranch.”

Even though he repeated that many times, I have no doubt that if one would have “happened to come along”, she would have found her place in the scheme of things with the certainty of never having to worry for anything.

Life was not boring on our ranch, all one had to do was let your imagination go and use the many natural resources that a Texas summer offered. There along the banks of the river, in the shadows of the large Pecan, Cottonwood and Sycamore trees and down the long rows of cotton and corn, it was our farm and ranch itself that offered to keep us entertained.
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This post was submitted by John C. Glass.


Following Letterman Performance and Critical Acclaim For Debut Album Sahara Smith Confirms January Tour


Sahara Smith

Photo by Erik Valind

22-year-old Sahara Smith is having a breakthrough year with recent performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and NPR’s World Café, a Glamour Magazine nod and plenty more remarkable critical acclaim for her debut album, ‘Myth of the Heart’ (Playing in Traffic Records).

In January, the “quickly rising starlet” (Austin American-Statesman) will hit the road on her third national tour (dates below) and release her second single, “Are You Lonely.” For a taste, watch her perform “Are You Lonely” live at the Discover Studio here …

Over the weekend, The NY Times’ Texas edition highlighted ‘Myth of the Heart’ as an indie record store favorite in her hometown, Austin, TX. John Kunz, owner of the famed Waterloo Records, says, “There’s a confident nature to her that comes through on the record and a real simplicity to everything that I think is unusual. She’s young, sure, but it takes maturity to distill a song down to its simple essence. I guess you could say she’s wise beyond her years.”
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