She Got the Gold Mine, I Got the Shaft.
Our ultimate objective is to find artisans who create something that people will want to leave San Antonio to come see.
The Purple Cow had a barber shop. There's just a ton of history here. It's kind of reliving itself again.
He's able to talk to anybody, whether it's a grass roots advocate, a member of Congress or of the (Bush) administration, ... And he not only talks but he acts.
Times like this, even though tragic and devastating, bond us together as neighbors.
Merchants and restaurants can't serve all of the people properly. If you have a quart jar and give me a gallon of juice, I'm going to sell a quart...you cannot give proper service when inundated with too many people at once.
It is not a character fault or weakness or seeking attention. It is somebody who is ill.
We want Old Town Square to be a focal point for fun in Bandera, a place where locals can hold their special events and meetings, or just visit us for a relaxing dinner with friends on the patio. Likewise, tourists can use Old Town Square as a home base during their visit to Bandera. They can stay overnight and dine with us, but also explore all that Bandera has to offer, ... This was the place to come to. We want to make it that kind of place again.
Tourism in Bandera has suffered from the slow economy that resulted from the 911 attacks, the Bandera flood and the Iraq war. I waited until I felt confident that we were once again getting enough visitors to justify the costs and labor of a major renovation.
We have other special projects in mind for the property that will ultimately be driven by the needs of both tourists and locals. In the meantime, we're working hard to keep our visitors happy and to bring in more visitors to Bandera, which helps out everyone.
Times like this you think, 'Well, we can't help 100,000 people or over a million,' but if you can take one truckload and knowing it's going directly into the hands of those that are needing it now.
She knew everyone in town and everything that was going on. And she was probably the best proof reader I ever saw in my life. She could spot a comma out of place, a period out of place or a misspelled word. She was just phenomenal.