The Texas Theater was considered one of San Antonio's finest movie theaters when it opened on December 26, 1926. It was a popular theater and enjoyed success until the great movie houses downtown, and downtown in general, felt the downward spiral of neglect as the City grew out into the suburbs. The last show was… Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: The Texas Theater
I'm absolutely dying to go somewhere. Anywhere. I'm a vagabond at heart and staying home day after day has really squelched my wandering spirit. But I'm happy to stay home and stay safe! Therefore, I find I have no excuse not to catch up on organizing a few thousand pictures and catching up on my… Continue reading Let’s Go Somewhere
This 1920's theater is still serving the community today as a live performance theater. It's also listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Caldwell Courthouse Historic District. Click here to read more about it's long history.
It was time for a long overdue day trip for this gal. I left home with only one address queued in my phone, my destination was the Caldwell County Courthouse. Other than that I had only ideas of what to do, no plan. But so it usually is with me, the day will just… Continue reading The Unexpected
A mid-December trip took me on roads I had never traveled before, much to my delight. I had traveled through Lubbock before, but never had the opportunity to spend any significant time there. My nephew's graduation from Texas Tech University gave me that opportunity as well as new sights to see along a new route.… Continue reading Sustainable Energy: Then & Now
The Tower of the Americas isn't as old as some of the buildings in downtown San Antonio, but as a 50-year old landmark it does have an interesting past that deserves a blog post. Hop over to Doorway Into the Past to read more.
I recently had an opportunity to explore the 1926 Kerr County Courthouse in Kerrville Texas. Just one of the 254 Courthouses of Texas. Click here to read more
San Antonio is fortunate to have many branch libraries that serve the neighborhoods of the city. I've got a new post up on Doorway Into the Past about the first branch library built in San Antonio. Click the link to read!
Both President Trump and Texas Governor Gregg Abbott have declared September 3, 2017 as a Day of Prayer following the destruction of the Texas Gulf Coast and Houston area after Hurricane Harvey last week. There has been much praying already for these areas and I am hopeful that this Day of Prayer will remind people… Continue reading Eleanor’s Faith
Last week I took a day trip to the Texas coast. I've been wanting to go forever and this was the time. As it turned out it was the perfect time as the temperature was moderate, wind was gentle, the water was very warm and crystal clear. It's been over 30 years since I've seen… Continue reading Clear water