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Volume 11, Issue 02: August 2018

BOERNE business monthly

113th KENDALL COUNTY FAIR AND RODEO Where it all began over a century ago! DETOX FOR DUMMIES



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publisher's note Growing up in small town Boerne, the Kendall County Fair was always a big deal! Our friends and family were all excited to meet up and go to the parade, the carnival and of course the rodeo and the dances. I have fond memories of getting squished on the carnival rides by my grandpa when I was little, scrambling for candy at the parades, thinking I was big stuff when I was finally old enough to walk around with my friends on my own and just spending time on those long Labor Day weekends hanging out at the fairgrounds and enjoying all the sites and sounds of the Fair. Now I get to do all of those things with my kids. What a fabulous event that our County should cherish. Just think of all the generations that have similar, great memories! This year marks the 113th year of the Kendall County Fair and Rodeo, turn to page 16 to learn a little more about the history of the Fair, what all they have in store for this year’s Fair and even how you can get involved!! Also in this issue, Jennifer Graham with ADKF wrote a fun publisher LAUREN TUTTLE STUMBERG art direction DISTINCT MEDIA, LLC for more information 210.219.6735 LAUREN@DISTINCT-GRAPHICS.COM



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article on personality types. It’s interesting to think about how your specific personality affects everything you do, from your work life to your personal life. Read the article on page 8 and then google some personality type tests online. You never know, figuring out your personality, or even those around you, just may make your day-to-day interactions a little more successful! Has your healthy eating gone out the window this summer? Too many backyard barbecues and stops at the ice cream shop or snocone stand for a cool treat can really get you off track. The folks at Annie’s Apothecary have a solution to reset your body and help you feel better. Turn to page 28 and see why a detox may be just what you need. I hope you all have a great rest of your summer! It will be gone before we know it, so soak up every last bit of sun and jump in the pool a few more times because fall will be here all too soon. (Summer is my favorite, can you tell?) I hope you all have a great August,

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07: economic development

Boerne Kendall County EDC Receives Second Economic Excellence Recognition

08: personality

I’m Helpful...What Are You?

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12: calendar of events 13: development

The Village at 32 Herff Ads Three High-End Tenants


14: celebrate

The Dodging Duck Brewhaus Turns 16

15: accolades

Boerne Ad Agency Wins 2018 International Creative Award


113th Kendall County Fair and Rodeo: Where It All Began Over A Century Ago!


by Glenda Boerner SUZANNE DABBOUS, MD


21: city news

Groundbreaking for New Visitor Center

23: jobs

Texas Employment Rate Up

24: from the mayor 25: ribbon cuttings 28: wellbeing

Detox for Dummies

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30: acquisition

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B oerne B usiness M onthly | August 2018 Boerne Business Monthly is published by Distinct Media, LLC, copyright 2018. Reproduction is strictly prohibited without prior consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed in Boerne Business Monthly are those of the writers or sources and do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher, nor do they constitute the endorsement of products or services herein. Although the information and recommendations in this publication have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, Boerne Business Monthly makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for, the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information and recommendations.

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Excellence Recognition program for 2017. The awards were presented at a special awards breakfast held Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the TEDC’s Mid-Year Conference in Galveston, Texas. The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism. Recipients qualify for recognition based on training taken by their governing board as well as the economic development President/CEO and professional staff. Organizational effectiveness, certifications, and professional memberships and activities contribute to the standards for qualification. The Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation (BKCEDC) is one of the thirty-nine organizations that received the 2017 Economic Excellence Recognition. The BKCEDC is honored to receive this recognition for the second year in a row. “Because of outstanding leadership, along with the strong volunteer commitment from our Investors, we

economic development


Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation Receives Second Economic Excellence Recognition from Texas Economic Development Council

were able to achieve this recognition,” said Misty Mayo, President/ CEO of the BKCEDC. “The BKCEDC exists to strengthen the community’s competitive position, facilitate growth that grows quality jobs and cultivate growth for a dynamic, resilient and livable community,” Mayo continues. “The TEDC’s Economic Excellence Recognition program is one of the ways in which our organization honors the outstanding commitment to excellence of our communities and regions, their leaders, and their economic development professionals have toward the professionalization of their economic development efforts,” noted Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the TEDC. The Texas Economic Development Council, established in 1961, is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association, dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. The TEDC provides information, educational and legislative services to nearly 850 members. Our objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in the state. BBM

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I’m Helpful...


What are You?

Recently, after watching this topic swirl around social media, I asked myself “What are these personality tests that everyone is raving about and how do they relate to the working world?” I did some research and was truly intrigued by how knowing personality types correlated to my everyday life and understanding the different traits could improve my communication skills with co-workers. Personality profile tests have spiked in popularity over the last few years as companies attempt to strengthen communication skills among their employees and cultivate more effective and productive working relationships. During my investigation, I found the most popular tests to be The Enneagram and DISC Assessment. The Enneagram, stemming from the Greek works ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), is a nine-pointed symbol that represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. THE 9 TYPES ARE: (1) Orderliness – orderly/planned (2) Helpfulness – helpful and caring (3) Image Focus – impressive and attractive (4) Individualism – unique/different (5) Intellectualism – knowledgeable (6) Security Focus – secure and safe (7) Adventurousness – fun and entertained (8) Aggressiveness – strong and in control


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by Jennifer Graham, Senior Tax Accountant – ADKF

(9) Calmness – maintain peace/calm DISC Assessment is a personality trait assessment tool based on the DISC personality theory of Dr. William Moulton Marston. In the 1920’s Dr. Marston theorized that people exhibit four distinct behavioral patterns based on how they perceive their environment: (1) Dominance (or drive) – relating to control, power and assertiveness (2) Inducement (or influence) – relating to social situations and communication (3) Submission (or steadiness) – relating to patience, persistence, and thoughtfulness (4) Compliance (or caution/conscientiousness) – relating to structure and organization Now, I know you are super intrigued and dying to know how you would be categorized, or was that just me? Either way, there are several free tests offered online – all you have to do is Google them. Results of my Enneagram test categorized my behavior as Type 2: Helpfulness. People of this personality type are warm and emotional, who care a great deal about their personal relationships and devote an enormous amount of energy to them. Love is their highest ideal. Selflessness is their duty. Giving to others is their reason for being. The DISC Assessment labeled me as mostly submission or steadiness. Falling under this behavioral pattern means that I enjoy interacting with and helping people. My natural supportive and empathetic behavior makes me a good

coach and some people turn to me when they need help or advice. It is pretty remarkable the accuracy of these tests as it relates to my assessment: The tests pinned my personality to a tee. You may be asking yourself “How does this affect me?” and/or “how can I apply this to my professional life?” Knowing your family, friends, coworkers or even client’s personality types may assist in your ability to connect with others, communicating in productive ways, clearly expressing your feelings and thoughts and building healthy, strong and fulfilling relationships. For example, let’s say you have a client who shows traits of dominance. Knowing that they seek power, you can adjust your interactions with them and make them feel like they have control. This could potentially boost their self-image and subconsciously cause them to be more cooperative and appreciative. In the workplace, personality test taking could also be implemented and prove beneficial. Consider two employees teamed together who just can’t get along. Learning through The Enneagram that both employees are Type 8: Aggressiveness, can allow restructuring to pair each employee with someone of a more compromising personality, such as Type 9: Calmness.

This knowledge can also be useful for self-examination and learning how to improve oneself. Upon my own self-reflection, I have noted that because I am generally helping others meet their needs, I tend to forget to take care of my own. This can lead to physical burnout and emotional exhaustion. I recognize that when I am over committing to others, I am in turn falling behind in the work place. To be a top-notch professional while in the office, it is necessary to find a true balance in giving energy to both others and myself. I’m hoping that no matter the line of work you are in as a business professional, you find these personality profile tests useful and can apply them to your personal friendships as well as client relationships and co-worker interactions. Or maybe, like me, you will learn how to adapt your own personality to have a healthier work-life balance.BBM Jennifer Graham is a Senior Tax Accountant at Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C. (ADKF). ADKF is a full-service accounting firm with offices in San Antonio, Boerne and New Braunfels. Jennifer graduated from Mississippi State University and has over six years of public accounting experience. As a resident of New Braunfels, Jennifer spends most of her free time outdoors with her friends and two pups.

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AUGUST 10 END OF SUMMER FLING: MAGIK THEATRE PRESENTS THE THREE LITTLE PIGS 10:00am to 11:00am | Patrick Heath Public Library Community Room 451 Main Street – Boerne End your summer with a thrilling performance right here at the library by the renowned Magik Theatre of San Antonio. Magik Theatre brings children’s books to life in amazing stage productions. Find out what happens in their modern rendition of this classic tale.You’ll be blown away by the fun of it all. AUGUST 11 SECOND SATURDAY AUTHOR SIGNING, 11:00am to 1:00pm | Patrick Heath Public Library Lobby 451 Main Street – Boerne The featured author for this Second Saturday Author Signing is Kathleen J. Shields. She is the author of many books for children, including her new books “Ghost Dogs,” and “The Hamilton Troll Cookbook.” Stop by the Library today to meet the author, and take a look at her many wonderful books for children! KUHLMANN-KING MUSEUM TOUR 12:00pm to 3:00pm | 402 E. Blanco – Boerne

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cover feature

113th KENDALL COUNTY FAIR AND RODEO Where it all began over a century ago!


by Glenda Boerner

We’ve all heard many stories handed down through generations about the old days. Parents telling their kids how their great-great-grand-daddy settled here and built his life from the ground up. Around the late 1840’s Boerne was settled. The local and surrounding residents farmed, ranched, grew vegetables, and grains. Women spent countless hours cooking, baking and sewing to keep their families fed and clothed. Many used their talents by offering services to the community such as furniture building and forging metal working metal. Trade and bartering was a way of life. The community would come together for a gathering to share agricultural information, recipes, news of events, enjoy food, dancing and celebrating together. This gathering became an annual tradition, which we know today as the “County Fair.”

2017-2018 Kendall County Fair Queen’s Court


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In 1905, the Kendall County Fair Association was officially formed and H.O Adler named the first president. Eight years later in 1913, the Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff family deeded 55.6 acres of land to the association for the purpose of continuing this tradition for many years to come. Imagine…you and your numerous ancestors have enjoyed this annual event on the same ground for the last century! Times have certainly changed, but the excitement you feel on your way to the fair stays the same! You walk in the gate, see all the farm animals, baked goods and canning, plants and very detailed handwork. You remember the bucking bulls, pony rides, carnival, oh and don’t forget the candied apples and funnel cakes! All these things are still the tradition today. Now’s the time that the Kendall County Fair Association begins looking to the community for involvement for the 2018 Fair & Rodeo. There are so many ways to support this century old tradition. Attend the Queen’s Court Pageant to watch the crowning of the 2018-2019 Court. Enter an exhibit in the Exhibit Hall. Sign up as a float in the parade or to have a food or sales vendor booth. Bring your show animal to compete in the Livestock Show. Bring your rope or your horse and compete in the Rodeo. Volunteer to work the gate, ticket booth, or serve concessions. Take a ride on the Ferris Wheel. Shop the Mercantile. Become a sponsor to help support the event. Put on your dancing shoes and come dance the night away to some fabulous headliners! Saturday, August 25th, starts the fair events with the Kendall County Roping. It’s open to the public and free to spectators. The top 5 winners from each category will rope on Friday or Saturday night during the Lester Meyer Rodeo. Thursday, August 30th at 6:30pm is the Queens

Current Kendall County Fair Association Directors

Court Scholarship Pageant. These young ladies spend all day going through interviews, giving speeches, answering questions and taking pictures to compete for the next 2018-2019 Court. The 2017-2018 court, Queen Hannah Culak, Princess Kassidy Langlinais, Junior Miss Addie Martin and Little Miss Lillie Vogt will crown their successor. The new court will spend the next year traveling around the Texas hill country to new places, meeting new people, and making bonds that will last a lifetime. It’s an exciting evening, open to the public and no cost for entry. A new tradition is starting on Friday, August 31st at 9am! KC’s Kids is a special event where the Kendall County Fair Association hosts many special needs children from the area to enjoy a Fair tailored for them. KC Cowboy became the KCFA mascot last year. The directors and volunteers will come together as they host these special guests. They will enjoy time petting young farm animals, watch a special showing of this year’s Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, participate in a craft in the Exhibit Hall, spend time on carnival rides, and experience a special mini rodeo. As their day comes to an end, KC Cowboy will join them for lunch under the Pavilion. Friday at 5pm, the Kendall County Fair & Rodeo officially kicks off! Food Vendors, Carnival, Exhibit Hall, and The Mercantile will be open. Scheduled entertainment all evening long. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show will

have it’s first showing at 6:30pm. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is a new event this year. They have been in the family entertainment industry for 33 years! It’s an action-packed show featuring log rolling, log rolling dogs, chopping, sawing, axe throwing, dragster chainsaw, tree climbing and more. You can see a preview on their website at The Lester Meyer Rodeo is the stock contractor this year. He will be bringing three great evenings full of rodeo fun! The Rodeo events start at 7:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, continued on page 18


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with Mutton Busting. Friday and Saturday, there will be a full rodeo with barrel racing, team roping, calf roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. Sunday will be filled with an evening full of Bull Riding! Saturday morning at 10am, the Kendall County Fair Parade will begin in downtown Boerne! There are entries from all over Texas! There’s still time for you to get your parade entry in! You can find a map showing the route and an entry form on the KCFA website. Saturday and Sunday the Livestock Show starts at 10am. Hundreds of our local youth bring their show animals to compete for prizes and bragging rights! They spend all year long caring for and working with these animals who become more than their show animal. They become their friends and have a true bond. Saturday features the lamb and goat competitions. Sunday features the steer, heifer and poultry competitions. You’ll find the heart of the fair in the Homestead Heritage Exhibit Hall. There are handmade entries from all over the county. These contestants put many hours of hard work and passion into the entries they bring. The categories cover a wide spectrum of categories. Taxidermy, Quilting, Hay, Plants, Canning, Baked goods, Lego creations, Photography, Art, and so many other areas. There will be entertainment everyday, all day. The KCFA has selected some great artists to light up the stage! Various entertainers will be performing during the day, such as Ron Wilson, The Charlie H Band, Rex Allen McNiel, Katie McKenzie, Dale Friedrich, Cloggers, Rebel Roxie, Hunter Billings, Texas Two Lane, Trestle Creek, and the Jolly Time Clowns. Evening entertainment this year will be quite exciting! Friday night, at 7pm they have Dixie Land Delight who is opening for the Spazmatics at 10pm. Saturday

at 7pm, Cody Wayne will be opening the show for Bart Crow at 11pm. Sunday at 8pm, Cody Wayne will be opening the show for Holly Tucker. If you haven’t heard of these artist, you should check out the KCFA website!! You are going to love this year’s fair! The Kendall County Fair Association also hosts other events during the year, as well as renting out the halls and grounds! The organization, which officially began in 1905, is 100% privately funded, they are not funded by city or county tax dollars! Hosting these events, renting out the halls

KC Cowboy Kendall County Fair Association’s Official Mascot


“We want to thank the community for the years of commitment and support! We look forward to seeing you at this years Fair!!” B oerne B usiness M onthly | August 2018

and grounds, the horse barn facility and the countless sponsors and volunteers are what keeps this tradition alive from year to year! Be sure to check their website for information on their other events below. COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE. Held on a Saturday in March each year. Two halls as well as outside booths full of family’s selling items they no longer need or use. JULY 4TH CELEBRATION. Held on July 4th. Gates open to the public for parking to celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the Fireworks!! You get the best front row seats for the fabulous show put off by the Boerne Fire Department. OMA’S CHRISTMAS FAIR. Held the first Saturday and Sunday in December. This indoor handmade market showcases numerous artisans who have taken their talent to a level of perfection. All 3 of the halls are full of merchandise for all ages. You’ll find handmade children’s items, games, deer horn and metal forged utensils, quilts, glass wares, wreaths, jewelry, unique carving boards, spice vendors, wood signs and stars, Christmas ornaments, bird houses, knives and so much more! Santa is always around for a visit with the little ones too. It’s a shopping weekend you won’t want to miss! BBM

Find all the details, full schedule, sign up applications, event times, and much more for all of the Kendall County Fair Association events at

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AUGUST 11-12 BOERNE MARKET DAYS 10:00am to 5:00pm | Main Plaza Main Plaza comes alive with great shopping in an outdoor setting. AUGUST 13 KENDALL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT 9:00am to 11:00am Kendall County Courthouse 201 E. San Antonio Ave. – Boerne

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AUGUST 14 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00pm to  8:00pm | City Council Chambers 124 Old San Antonio Road – Boerne AUGUST 16 THIRST FOR NATURE EVENT: WEATHER 7:00pm to 8:30pm | Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road – Boerne Sip on a Hurricane while listening to NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist Paul Yura, who will cover a variety of weather topics including severe weather, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and weather preparedness.The program includes a craft for children.Tickets: Members - $8, Non-Members - $10, Kids (7-17) - $5, Children 6 and Under - Free AUGUST 17 MOVIES IN THE PARK: “THE LITTLE MERMAID” 7:30pm | Boerne City Park and Pool 106 City Park Road -– Boerne Come out early, pick your spot, get a movie snack or two and enjoy free entertainment before each movie.This Movie in the Park showing features “The Little Mermaid”.The pool and soccer fields will be open for free play/swim from 6:30-8:30pm, and the movie begins at dark.

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AUGUST 21 GBCC WORKSHOP: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE MARKETING SYSTEM TO DRIVE LEADS & GROW YOUR BUSINESS 8:30am to 9:30am | Boerne Chamber Boardroom 121 S. Main – Boerne $5/Person, for more info. GBCC RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY SA MUSIC MASTERS 11:30am to 12:00pm | Kronkosky Place 17 Old San Antonio Rd. – Boerne continued on page 27

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Groundbreaking for new Visitor Center located along the Hill Country Mile

The City of Boerne broke ground recently for a new Boerne Visitor Center being built on the Hill Country Mile. “Our Convention and Visitors Bureau team needs to be close to the action so they can be more actively engaged with the thousands of visitors that come here to enjoy the “Boerne gem” that is our historic downtown,” said Boerne Mayor Mike Schultz. “The City recognized this need years ago but the timing just wasn’t right. Now it is and in early 2019 we will open the new 2,800 square foot Visitor Center at the corner of North Main and Lohmann Streets,” Schultz added.

A couple of years ago the city received a TXDOT grant for a beautification project on Main Street. Keep Boerne Beautiful and the city, with terrific help from Judy Edmonson, worked together to get a $160,000 grant to be used for landscaping, sidewalk improvements, seating and other features designed to complement the new visitors center. A big part of this overall project also includes parking lot improvements to create eighty plus public parking spaces. Construction on the visitor center should be complete in February of 2019 with the parking lot and landscape improvement complete in April.BBM

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614 FREY STREET This listing consists of two properties contiguous to each other presently zoned R “residential.” The property is 3.1 ac. offered for sale for potential multifamily development with request and approval for zoning change. Located on Frey St and Bandera Rd., next to Franklin Place Assisted Living Center and across from the Rainbow Senior Center. Each lot is approx.1.5 ac. There is a house located on each lot. The properties are offered for the value of the land. Both houses have little or no value and sold “as-is.”


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The Texas economy gained 359,500 nonagricultural jobs from June 2017 to June 2018, an annual growth rate of 2.9 percent, higher than the nation’s employment growth rate of 1.6 percent. According to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the nongovernment sector added 351,700 jobs, an annual growth rate of 3.4 percent, also higher than the nation’s employment growth rate of 1.9 percent in the private sector.


Texas employment rate up 2.9 percent last month Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June 2018 was 4 percent, lower than the 4.2 percent rate in June 2017. The nation’s rate decreased from 4.4 to 4 percent. All Texas industries except the information industry had more jobs. The mining and logging industry ranked first in job creation followed by construction; professional and business services; leisure and hospitality; transportation, warehousing, and utilities; manufacturing; education and health services; and financial activities. All Texas metro areas except Longview, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, and Victoria had more jobs. Midland ranked first in job creation followed by CollegeStation-Bryan, Odessa, Dallas-Plano-Irving, Austin-Round Rock, and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land. The state’s actual unemployment rate last month was 4.2 percent. Midland had the lowest unemployment rate followed by Amarillo, Austin-Round Rock, Odessa, and College Station-Bryan. BBM Information courtesy of Real Estate Center Online News.










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We broke ground recently for our new Boerne Visitor Center being built on the Hill Country Mile. Our Convention and Visitors Bureau team needs to be close to the action so they can be more actively engaged with the thousands of visitors that come here to enjoy the “Boerne gem” that is our historic downtown. The City recognized this need years ago but the timing just wasn’t right. Now it is and in early 2019 we will open the new 2,800 square foot Visitor Center at the corner of North Main and Lohmann Streets. A couple of years ago we also received a TXDOT grant for a beautification project on Main Street. Keep Boerne Beautiful and the city, with terrific help from Judy Edmonson, worked together to get this $160,000 grant, and it will be used for landscaping, sidewalk improvements, seating and other features designed to complement the new visitors center. A big part of this overall project includes parking lot improvements to create eighty plus public parking spaces. You have likely seen the construction fencing around the Lohmann Street parking lot. So please let your friends, family, and neighbors know that they will need to find other locations to park over the next six months. Most people probably don’t realize that we have over 2,000 other parking spaces available throughout the Hill Country Mile area. At a recent city council meeting we authorized an increase in our surface water take from Canyon Lake to help keep up with the demand on Boerne’s growing water utility. This action to secure more surface water helps all of our county neighbors who rely on ground water. While the city has wells also, we are shifting away from reliance on one of our main wells. Hopefully you are aware that we are in Stage 1 of our mandatory water restrictions for Boerne Utilities water customers. Landscape watering with sprinkler or irrigation systems is allowed only on one week day and one weekend day, between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. Using a hand-held hose or bucket is allowed anytime. Please


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check the city’s website for updates. Our customers in the Esperanza and Ranches of Creekside neighborhoods have recycled water from the city’s Wastewater Treatment and Recycling Center for their irrigation water. For these customers outdoor watering is allowed any day, but only between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. We learned a few weeks ago that the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) hit another electric energy usage record. For those who are not familiar, this is the state agency that monitors and manages the electric grid for all of Texas. It is like the “mother ship” that oversees all of the electricity distribution and usage. They along with almost every electric service provider are proactively reminding people to conserve energy as much as possible during these hot summer days. We all know there are helpful ways to save on our electric bill so now is the time to get serious and implement them during the hottest times of the day. Don’t run major appliances; close drapes and blinds; use ceiling fans; and seal up any door or window leaks. As we wrap up the city’s Master Plan Update we want folks to know that we have reviewed the comments people have made, especially related to the Kendall Gateway Study. We have directed the consultant to remove all references to the Kendall Gateway Study from the Master Plan Update. If and when the Kendall Gateway Study is accepted by the Kendall County Commissioners Court and the Boerne City Council it would then be appropriate to include that information during an update to the 2018 Master Plan. BBM

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Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce July 2018 Ribbon Cuttings

Texas Heritage Bank Boerne

Texas Heritage Bank(THB) moved their Global Headquarters to Boerne in 2001 and in 2018 the completed expansion of their current location. Texas Heritage Bank was established in 1931 and has been serving Texans for over 83 years. They look forward to welcoming you to their expanded banking center. Texas Heritage Bank Boerne is located at 1208 S. Main Street Boerne. For more information on the services that THB offers visit www.texasheritagebank. com or call them at 830-249-3955.

Northwestern Mutual Financial AdvisorBarret Kolle Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Barret Kolle has been advising for over 6 years. He is a native Texas but new to the Boerne area. Barret and his time is committed to providing a balanced approach to achieving your goal of financial security, assuring that your intentions have been understood and your needs are being addressed. His office is located at 17802 IH 10 W. Ste, 114 (across from 1910 Church) or you can call him at 210-446-5721 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the services Barret offers visit his website at

Debra Jane’s Luxury Real Estate

Debra Jane’s Luxury Real Estate is consistently recognized as the one of the Top Residential Real Estate Agents in the San Antonio luxury market for many years. Debra ranks as one of the Top Real Estate Agents as reported by the San Antonio Business Journal’s list of the Top 50 Realtors since 2005. She has consistently been named the #1 Listing and selling agent in the industry within her brokerage and has now expanded her client services by engaging a licensed bi-lingual agent as a service for International clients. Her office is located at 10 Dominion Drive in San Antonio and you can reach her at 210-573-4040 or visit her website at


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LIVE MUSIC! 6:30pm | Soda Pops 103 N. Main – Boerne Classic Cars & Hot Rods Cruise In!
Hot Rod Saturday Nights are reminiscent of Old Fashioned Americana Street Parties...A gathering place for old and new friends...”Bring a chair and git over here!”
Dates subject to change due to weather. MOONDANCE CONCERT SERIES: JOE KING CARRASCO 7:00pm | Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road – Boerne JOE KING CARRASCO -- need we say more?! Start your “party weekend” early with an original garagebander and Tex-Mex rock-and-roller! Food Trucks Available. $10 Non-Members; $8 Members; $5 Seniors 65+ & Students; Under 12 Free. AUGUST 28 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00pm to  8:00pm | City Council Chambers 124 Old San Antonio Road – Boerne AUGUST 30 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR THE PEARL ANTLER 11:30am to 12:00pm | 312 River Road – Boerne GBCC BUSINESS AFTER HOURS MIXER SPONSORED BY HAMPTON INN & SUITES BOERNE 5:00pm to 7:00pm | 34935 IH 10 West – Boerne AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2 113th KENDALL COUNTY FAIR AND RODEO 1307 River Road – Boerne The Queen’s Pageant will be held on Thursday night, Rodeo on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Livestock show on Saturday & Sunday and the great exhibits in the Homestead Heritage Exihibit Hall.These exhibitors put their heart and soul into these exhibits – take some time to stroll through! Don’t forget the Parade on Main Street on Saturday morning!! There will also be lots of vendors to check out.The vendors have awesome food, jewelry, hand crafted items and so much more! SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 20TH PHOTO EXHIBIT:THE MISSIONS - 19TH CENTURY CYANOTYPE, UPSTAIRS GALLERY Patrick Heath Public Library Upstairs Gallery Wall Special photographic exhibit by artist Michael Tidwell. SEPTEMBER 3 LABOR DAY BBM


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Are you gaining weight and not able to lose it? Are you suffering from frequent headaches or back and joint pain? Are you constantly battling with constipation, bloating, or gas? If the answer is YES, then the time has come for a detox. Detoxification may sound like a scary word, like a word that is better left stuffed behind the couch or pushed to the very furthest back burner. But, the benefits of a healthy detox could be exactly what you need to get your life back on track, to get back to being the regular, happy, normal you. WHAT IS DETOXIFICATION? This process is something that our bodies do every day. It is a normal elimination of toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph, and skin. In the liver, the main location of detoxification occurs in two phases. Phase 1 alters toxins, through different processes, to prepare them for phase II, which is elimination from the body, via urine, bile, or stool. Today, we are exposed to chemicals of all kinds: pollutant run-offs in the water, pesticides, additives in food, heavy metals, anesthetics, metabolites from drugs, and environmental hormones. More than 2 million synthetic substances are known, 25,000 are added each year, and over 30,000 are produced on a commercial scale. The constant exposure to toxins can cause them to saturate the tissues, deplete antioxidants and minerals, and put stress on the immune system, which can lead to diseases and symptoms such as chronic fatigue, respiratory and asthma issues, poor memory, insomnia, depression, and irritability. WHO SHOULD DETOX? EVERYONE. HOW TO DETOX? A successful detox can be accomplished in three easy steps: 1. Elimination: This step will clean out unwanted pollutants and toxins from the intestinal tract and major


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organs. Certain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are needed to allow the detoxification elimination processes to occur. Phase 1 requires vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, glutathione, and flavonoids (from fruits and vegetables). Phase II requires methionine, cysteine, magnesium, glutathione, glycine, taurine, glutamine, folic acid, choline, and vitamins C, B5, and B12. 2. Rebuilding healthy tissue and restoring energy: This step is important because once the toxins are removed, the body needs nutrients to rebuild, re-regulate, and remain healthy. Eating fresh, local produce, drinking lots of water, and continuing to supplement with multivitamins and other minerals and antioxidants that your body needs to support complete healing. 3. Maintenance: Lifestyle modifications are key to keeping your body resistant, and whole. A healthy diet can sustain a healthy gut. Vitamins and antioxidants can provide the nutrients needed for the continuous detoxification in the liver, and other organs and also allow the immune system to continue keeping us alive and well. Detoxification is a process and it does take effort. It does take commitment. But you can expect to have a significant improvement in the way you feel. This process my help clean your digestive tract to dissipate the constipation, the bloating, and the gas; may help clear excess mucous to help with respiratory and asthma issues; may enhance mental clarity; and may help you regain energy. If you are ready to take the leap into better health, Annie’s has all the tools you will need. We offer a great support system, in addition to all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that you will need to have a successful detox. We carry only the highest quality supplements, and we would love to help you get started! Stop by, Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm or give us a call at 830-981-4774. BBM

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227 ACRES BANDERA COUNTY RANCH 9061 BANDERA CREEK ROAD AVAILABLE FOR $3,575,000 227 acres of Hill Country beauty adjoining the 5,360 acre Hill Country State Natural Area. Miles of riding, jogging, hiking and nature trails are in your backyard. Currently used as a 6-cabin guest ranch with 13 guest rooms that can accommodate 40 guests comfortably, a guest lodge with a commercial kitchen, a beautiful cottage, and 2 room cabin near the entrance. This place would be ideal for a corporate retreat, family compound, church camp, or development into an equine or fitness training center. The lodge has a commercial kitchen with table space for 50 and the horse barns have 36 stalls. A little over an hour drive to San Antonio International Airport.


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The newly renamed Holt & Holt Funeral Home, formerly Vaughan's Funeral Home, was purchased by Mary and William Holt in 2017. Holt & Holt can be found at the same great location with new and improved facilities and owners that focus on unparalleled caring and compassionate customer service catering to families in the Boerne area. Holt & Holt is a husband and wife team, passionate about helping families achieve peace following the loss of a loved one. Their core values focus on maturity, compassion, dignity, respect and exemplary personalized service. The Holts’ aim is to be of genuine and empathetic assistance to every bereaved family they help. William Holt, the new Funeral Director, has finally found his true calling. His passion for customer service and his need to contribute to the community brought him to open Holt & Holt Funeral Home, along with his wife Mary and their son Jason. It is a real family affair offering compassion and caring to all the families seeking to lay their loved ones to rest. With the new and improved facilities and relationships, Mr. and Mrs. Holt felt a new name would reflect their vision and goals for this long-time Boerne business.

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William started his funeral home management career in Yoakum and was managing five homes in that area before being transferred to manage funeral homes in the Taylor, Texas area. Finding that he preferred smaller funeral homes, he began working in Hamburg, Arkansas, and then moved to Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland, Texas, before taking over in Boerne and establishing Holt & Holt. Finding Boerne settled his restless heart; he found the right fit between his management skills, his commitment to excellent customer service and his compassion to help people with the loss of their loved ones. Mary, the second part of the dynamic funeral home customer service duo, is the heart of Holt & Holt and a technical support expert. She will be utilizing her skills in computer programing, project management and accounting to make Holt & Holt a stable, organized family oriented funeral home. Mary was raised in Louisiana, but her Texas roots trace back to the 1840’s when her mother’s family emigrated from Germany to the Hill Country. Her forebears established themselves as store owners and land owners in the Hill Country and Gonzales county. As a child, she spent most summers in the Hill Country, and is glad to be back; it's one of her favorite places to be. The combination of William's extensive management experience and Mary’s technical expertise make them well-suited to running a funeral home and modernizing its operations. Applying their project management principles to every service, will allow for the newly improved Holt & Holt Funeral Home to focus their attentions on the families and their needs. Holt & Holt Funeral Home offers a wide variety of services. Visit their website at www. to make arrangements, or by calling for personalized service at (830) 249-9128. Mr. Holt will assist by offering suggestions and expediting funeral arrangements, transportation, selection of flowers, and all other needs the grieving family members may require. Holt & Holt Funeral Home supports families’ needs during their challenging time. Their phones are personally answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Holt & Holt Funeral Home is there when families need them the most. Their philosophy is: Our Family Serving Your Family. Holt & Holt Funeral Home is located at 319 E. San Antonio Avenue, Boerne, Texas 78006.BBM

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COMMERCIAL LAND – COMFORT Great investment/development opportunity! Rapidly growing area with 2300 linear feet of road frontage on the HWY 87 corridor just North of Comfort across from Comfort High School. Don’t miss this opportunity! Co-Listed with Lantana Realty. MLS#1323492 - $1,800,000

RANCHES AT CREEKSIDE - BOERNE 4BR, 3.5BA with with upgraded fixtures, flooring, lighting, plantation shutters, granite, appliances, storm door & overhead garage storage in the 3-car garage! Future amenities include clubhouse, pool & walking trails! MLS#1320769 – $399,900

COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL 3± acres located on the frontage road in Comfort, Texas. Just waiting for your commercial endeavor, mult- family or residential use. Well and septic in place. MLS#1321478 – $335,000

AG-EXEMPT ACREAGE 32+ acres just 15 minutes from Boerne. Utilities in place & cleared. Options for grazing, coastal hay, vineyard or hunting retreat. Fenced with gates. Fruit trees. MLS#1325937 – $450,000

BRIDLEGATE RESIDENTIAL LOT BANDERA Long-range views of the hills off the back & a natural area to explore along the seasonal creek make this 3.3± acres horse property super appealing. Neighborhood amenities include Medina River Park, pools, equestrian center & guest lodges. MLS#1323552 – $126,000

BRIDLEGATE RESIDENTIAL LOT BANDERA 2.44 ± ac lot 2/long range hill country views, cleared & ready for your dream home! Community amenities include underground utilities, water system, gated entry, two clubhouses with pools, a exercise facility, tennis courts, equestrian amenities, bridle trails, & Medina river park. MLS#1319129 – $125,000

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125 Richter Avenue – Boerne Renovated top to bottom and in the heart of Boerne! 3 bedroom, 2 bath. This is a must see! MLS#1295918 JUST REDUCED! $308,400 PLUS a 10K Buyers Incentive!

BOERNE CABIN FOR LEASE $750/month Includes Utilities!

ALAMO HEIGHTS CONDO FOR LEASE 3 bedroom/2 bath $1550/month Renovated top to bottom! MLS#1317868


Boerne Business Monthly - August 2018  
Boerne Business Monthly - August 2018