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Volume 10, Issue 08: February 2018


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publisher's note Well guys, I don’t know about you but for me January disappeared in the blink of an eye. Wow! At this rate it will be all sunshine and springtime before we know it! This issue I am proud to feature Northeast OB/GYN. I have been b een a patient of theirs for many years and they have delivered both of my children. Prior to them opening a location here in Boerne I would see them at their Stone Oak office and was very excited when they announced they would be coming to Boerne a little over three and a half years ago. This is a great group of physicians and their brand new building just behind Raising Cane’s is top of the line! Read more about them and get a peak inside their new office on page 16. Also in this issue, we hear from Mayor Mike Schultz on what’s happening within the City of Boerne, we have a full and fun Calendar of Events for February and some interesting local

news and information. Something we should all take the time to read is the article put together by ADKF on page 21. Here they give us a Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts Synopsis with a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 for both individuals and businesses! As always, we hope you enjoy this issue of BBM! Lauren Stumberg


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We all like to save money, right? In 2010 the City of Boerne sold Utility System Revenue Bonds, in the amount of $30 million, to construct the new Wastewater Treatment and Recycling Plant on Old San Antonio Road. At that time those bonds carried a 4.75 percent interest rate. This method of financing large capital projects is very typical for local city and county governments as well as school districts. When the timing is right, local governments have the opportunity to refund, or in common terms, refinance those bonds at a lower interest rate. The city recently refunded the outstanding utility revenue system debt, of approximately $26 million at an interest rate of 3.39 percent. This will result in a total savings to Boerne Utilities rate payers of $4.4 million over the next twenty years. A major reason that the city of Boerne is able to secure such great interest rates is associated with our excellent bond ratings from national rating agencies. The city’s rating on debt is “Aa2” from Moody’s Investor Services and “AA” from Fitch Ratings. The Boerne Library hosted a book drive in December to help restore the hurricane Harvey ravaged collection at the middle school library in Aransas Pass. I have always said Boerne is a very generous community and here is another example; about 900 books and $1,600 in cash was collected to support this very worthy cause. I also want people to remember that next door to the library is the very best used book store in Boerne. The Bookshop Under the Windmill is operated by the all-volunteer, non-profit group Friends of the Boerne Public Library. They accept donations all year long and have a terrific supply of unique gifts at great prices. Every holiday season our city employees also donate generously to a city hall fundraiser we call Hill Country Sharing – and each year our staff breaks a new record by sharing their hard earned money. This year they raised just over $1000 to be shared between Hill Country Family Services and the Kendall County Women’s Shelter. I am so honored to work with these public servants who value what this community does in support of those who struggle to make ends meet. We all know how winter and summer temperature extremes can radically increase our utility bill. Well some folks just don’t have the means to cover some of those monthly spikes, so Boerne Utilities has a program called the Good Neighbor Fund. This program allows our utility customers to contribute a few extra dollars with their payment each month to help support those customers who struggle to come up with the full amount during certain parts of the year. Funds that are collected monthly are actually provided to Hill Country Family Services which then distributes them to the families in Boerne that qualify for

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New year, New opportunities assistance. We know there will be more cold weather headed our way over the next few weeks, so I encourage Boerne Utilities customers who can, to help us build up the Good Neighbor Fund. We recently broke ground on the Bevy of Boerne, a Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center. We are very excited about this project. This has pretty much been a pipe dream until now. Years ago we began studying the need for such a facility – at the end of the day, we knew it was never a question of needing it, but a question of when it would become a reality. So when a partnership was created between the developer and Hilton Hotels, the Bevy of Boerne was determined to be a great fit. This is going to be what is called a “soft luxury” branded hotel that can host midsize meeting groups, special events, state associations, reunions and more. We expect our tourism revenue to increase substantially once the hotel and conference center opens in 2019. It is no secret that Boerne is experiencing an uptick in commercial construction these days. Many of the projects have been years in the making. Some of the new roadway construction south of our historic downtown area has a lot of commercially zoned property that is starting to develop on both sides of South Main and especially along Herff Road. People can already see from IH10 a new three story medical facility going up, an OBGYN office has just recently been completed and Raising Canes restaurant opened a few months ago. Across Main Street from there developers are also beginning site-work on several new projects. Yes, it is a new day in Boerne, and we believe that our town will continue to prosper with new businesses and services that most of our current and future residents want. Clearly it’s election season here in Boerne. Unfortunately that means our town is basically littered with campaign signs for the local and state elections coming up. Voting in local elections is the only way to ensure that local communities can control their own destiny; otherwise some of the people that are elected to serve at the state level in particular will continue their attack on city governments. Be sure you research the backgrounds of the candidates, ask them the tough questions about how they can help your community prosper – don’t just take the media’s word or rely on the best looking campaign sign or a candidates Facebook page. We need thoughtful, forward thinking leaders, those who will represent us and work to protect the hill country ideals we have created.

– Mayor Mike



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You may not get much of a thrill from filing your taxes, but the process becomes much more enjoyable if you're expecting a refund. So, if one is headed your way, what should you do with the money? The answer depends somewhat on the size of the refund. For the 2017 tax year, the average refund was about $2,760 – not a fortune, but big enough to make an impact in your life. Suppose, for example, that you invested this amount in a taxdeferred vehicle, such as a traditional IRA, and then did not add another penny to it for 30 years. At the end of that time, assuming a hypothetical 7 percent annual rate of return, you’d have slightly more than $21,000 – not enough, by itself, to allow you to move to a Caribbean island, but still a nice addition to your retirement income. (You will need to pay taxes on your withdrawals eventually, unless the money was invested in a Roth IRA, in which case withdrawals are tax-free, provided you meet certain conditions.) Of course, you don’t have to wait 30 years before you see any benefits from your tax refund. If you did decide to put a $2,760 tax refund toward your IRA for 2018, you’d already have reached just over half the allowable contribution limit of $5,500. (If you’re 50 or older, the limit is $6,500.) By getting such a strong head start on funding your IRA for the year, you’ll give your money more time to grow. Also, if you’re going to “max out” on your IRA, your large initial payment will enable you to put in smaller monthly amounts than you might need to contribute otherwise. While using your refund to help fund your IRA is a good move, it’s not the only one you can make. Here are a few other possibilities: Pay down some debt. At some time or another, most of us probably feel we’re carrying too much debt. If you can use your tax refund to help reduce your monthly debt payments, you’ll improve your cash flow and possibly have more money available to invest for the future. Build an emergency fund. If you needed a new furnace or major car repair, or faced any other large, unexpected expense, how would you pay for it? If you did not have the cash readily available, you might be forced to dip into your long-


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term investments. To help avoid this problem, you could create an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses, with the money kept in a liquid, low-risk account. Your tax refund could help build your emergency fund. Look for other investment opportunities. If you have some gaps in your portfolio, or some opportunities to improve your overall diversification, you might want to use your tax refund to add some new investments. The more diversified your portfolio, the stronger your defense against market volatility that might primarily affect one particular asset class. (However, diversification, by itself, can’t protect against all losses or guarantee profits.) Clearly, a tax refund gives you a chance to improve your overall financial picture. So take your time, evaluate your options and use the money wisely. BBM Ron Warden is a financial advisor for Edward Jones. 830.249.8286, 215 W Bandera Rd Ste 113 B Boerne, Texas 78006

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Fe b r u a r y 2 0 1 8 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION & E-FILING Mondays from 2 pm to 6 pm Tuesdays from 1 pm to 6 pm Wednesdays from 1 pm to 6 pm Patrick Heath Public Library | 451 N Main St. – Boerne AAARP volunteers can assist with tax questions and can complete virtually any IRS forms. There are no income or age restrictions. Service is offered on a first-come, firstserved basis. Taxpayers must bring a copy of last year’s return, photo ID and Social Security Card. Volunteers are not IRS employees, but are trained and certified by the IRS. For more information, contact Vernon Markworth at Sign-ins for this service begin an hour before the AARP Tax Service starts, each day.

FEBRUARY 1 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR NORTHEAST OB/GYN ASSOCIATES NEW LOCATION 6:00pm to 7:00pm | 108 Waterview Parkway – Boerne FEBRUARY 6 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR KATHY BULLARD MARY KAY INDEPENDENT BEAUTY CONSULTANT 1:30pm to 2:00pm | Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce 121 S. Main St. – Boerne FEBRUARY 8 BOERNE AFTER 5 - SPONSORED BY PHYLLIS BROWNING CO. 5:00pm to 7:00pm | 210 E. Blanco Rd. – Boerne

PAINTING WITH PIZAZZ: UNTAMED 6:30pm to 9:00pm | Herff Farm Ranch 33 Herff Road – Boerne Join the Cibolo Nature Center for a fun evening of painting your own "Untamed". The Cibolo Nature Center will include all art materials. BYOB and snacks! Class limit is 25 people. Call to reserve your spot now! (830) 249-4616

KUHLMANN-KING MUSEUM TOUR 12:00pm to 3:00pm | 402 E. Blanco – Boerne In honor of the 100 years passing since the death of Anton Wilhelm Christian or William Kuhlmann, the Boerne Area Historical Society will open the doors of the Kuhlmann-King House and Kitchen on Historic Hill in Boerne, TX, for a look inside the life of early pioneers in Texas. Free Event.

FEBRUARY 10 COWBOY BREAKFAST AT KRONKOSKY PLACE 7:00am to 10:00am Kronkosky Place (Rainbow Senior Center) 17 Old San Antonio Rd. – Boerne Free; however donations are being accepted for the meal.

SECOND SATURDAY ART BEAT 4:00pm to 8:00pm | 100 N. Main Street Various Locations in Boerne Does the Love of Art Make Your Heart Beat Faster? Boerne shops and art galleries are teaming up to bring you a heart-racing fine art experience. Look for the flashy banners displayed throughout Boerne.

BOERNE CHOCOLATE WALK – SOLD OUT 10:00am to 5:00pm | Main Street – Boerne Join the Boerne community for this sweet event! The walk will take you through Boerne's Downtown district and you will see firsthand our unique stores, galleries and restaurants. EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT 11:00am to 2:00pm | Patrick Heath Public Library 451 N Main Street, Bldg 100 – Boerne Empty Bowls, a grassroots movement to help end hunger, began in 1990 and is personalized within each community by local artists. For $25.00, guests may select a bowl crafted by one of our local artisans along with a serving of soup and bread donated by local Boerne restaurants and caterers!

CONCERT IN THE CAVE - TWO DUDES AND A DIVA - SING TO LOVE 7:00pm | Cave Without A Name 325 Kreutzberg Rd. – Boerne Celebrate Valentine's Day early this year. It will be a romantic evening you and your loved one won't soon forget. Enjoy a fresh experience in entertainment with an evening of opera and musical theater selections that will whisk you on an exciting journey through the world of classical and pop music.

FEBRUARY 10-11 BOERNE MARKET DAYS 10:00am to 5:00pm | Main Plaza Main Plaza comes alive with great shopping in an outdoor setting.

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Recently, the Dow Jones crossed 26,000 and investors marveled on how this was possible. Is it conceivable that we would see Dow 100,000 in our lifetimes? The Dow has been jumping in 1000-point increments in short order and the media is having a field day claiming its going up faster than ever. But, on a percentage basis, the Dow’s rise isn’t doing anything completely out of the ordinary. After all, a move from 25,000 to 26,000 is not the same as a move from 10,000 to 11,000. One is a 4% move and one is a 10% move. I'll let you figure out which one is which. The Dow Jones Industrial was first calculated in 1896 by Charles Dow and stood at 36. It’s comprised of 30 industrial companies meant to capture the U.S. economy and how the general stock market is doing. Since its inception, there have been many changes to the components of the Dow Jones. General Electric remains the only original member in 2018. The Dow Jones does have some flaws in its calculation compared to other indices such as the S&P 500. It's a point weighted system rewarding more points of the Dow if a stock has a higher price. The S&P 500 on the other hand is a market cap weighted system. It ignores price and looks at the overall market capitalization of the company to determine weight of the index. Over the years, the Dow has seen some wild moves, but it’s still served as the most popular


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mainstream indicator of the health of the stock market. During the Great Depression, just a few years after the Dow Jones was created, it fell 90%, but eventually recovered many years later. It went on to finally surpass 1,000 in 1972 for the first time. Through the 1960s and 1970s, the Dow was essentially flat with a tremendous amount of inflation. Falling interest rates and a good economy in the 1980s and 1990s propelled the index above 10,000 in March 1999. What seemed inconceivable a few years before finally happened. In 2016, the Dow Jones reached 20,000, doubling in 17 years. Sitting around 26,000 recently, it's possible we see the Dow rise to 30,000 soon. What about 50,000? Does that seem impossible? Based on history, many of you reading this article will see the Dow Jones cross 100,000 in your lifetimes. Since its inception, the Dow Jones has annualized a price increase (without dividends) of approximately 5.5% since 1896. If it simply continued that pace, the Dow would cross 100,000 in approximately 27 years!

-At an approximate pace of 14.4%, the Dow Jones would cross 100,000 in 10 years. This is the current trajectory since the low of 2009. -At an approximate pace of 6.96%, the Dow Jones would cross 100,000 in 20 years. -At an approximate pace of 4.6%, the Dow Jones would cross 100,000 in 30 years. Of course, the Dow Jones does pay dividends and the total return that investors have realized is much higher than the 5.5% increase per year. But, just on a price basis, Dow 100,000 is closer than you think. BBM In 2010, Karl established Eggerss Capital Management, his own registered investment advisory firm dedicated to providing clients with superior financial counsel in the changing economy. His market insight and cutting edge strategies help fulfill the mission of Eggerss Capital to help clients be protected and profitable in the face of a rapidly changing market. For more information on Eggerss Capital Management visit 114 E. Highland Street, Boerne | 210.526.0057

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FEBRUARY 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS | cont’d FEBRUARY 12 KENDALL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT 9:00am to 11:00am Kendall County Courthouse 201 E. San Antonio Ave. – Boerne FEBRUARY 13 THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MICHAEL TIDWELL 4:30pm to 6:00pm | Patrick Heath Public Library 451 N Main Street – Boerne The program is designed to help aspiring photographers learn how to take better photos regardless of the camera they use. Although the workshop is targeted to a tween and teen audience, anyone interested is welcome to attend. RSVP is not necessary, but appreciated.

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STATE OF THE CITY - SPONSORED BY TEXAS HERITAGE BANK 11:00am to 1:00pm | Cana Ballroom 202 W Kronkosky – Boerne Program speakers will include the Honorable Mike Schultz, Mayor of Boerne and City Manager Ron Bowman.The agenda will include a forward-look at the Boerne Master Plan and planned developments. Seats are limited so reserve your spot (830)249-8000.Ticket includes program and a catered lunch. CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:00pm to 8:00pm | City Council Chambers 124 Old San Antonio Road – Boerne FEBRUARY 13 - MARCH 6 AERIAL CIRCUS ARTS Tuesdays at 4:30pm | Boerne Gymnastics Center $35, Ages: 7- 16 Contact the Boerne Parks & Rec Department for More Information, (830)248-1635 FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE’S DAY FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 7 FITNESS HOOPING Wednesdays at 10:00am | Boerne Gymnastics Center FREE, Ages: 18+ Contact the Boerne Parks & Rec Department for More Information, (830)248-1635 FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 7 INTRO TO PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS Wednesdays at 11:15am | Boerne Gymnastics Center $35, Ages: 3 to 5 Contact the Boerne Parks & Rec Department for More Information, (830)248-1635 FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 7 BOYS & GIRLS REC GYMNASTICS Wednesdays at 3:30pm | Boerne Gymnastics Center $40, Ages: 5- 12 Contact the Boerne Parks & Rec Department for More Information, (830)248-1635 FEBRUARY 15 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR GASTROENTEROLOGY CONSULTANTS OF SAN ANTONIO, P. A. 11:30am to 12:00pm 134 Menger Springs, Ste. 1100 – Boerne

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“Here at Northeast OB/GYN we love what we do! It is one of the happiest fields of medicine,” stated Dr. Scott Farhart. “It’s almost like the family doctors of the olden days where we can really get to know our patients. We get to see our obstetric patients over the period of a whole year, and for many of them, see them through multiple pregnancies. We watch many of the babies that we deliver grow up. I am actually now delivering babies of moms that I delivered when they were babies. It’s fun and not a lot of professions have the privilege of getting to care for multiple generations of a family.” Northeast OB/GYN has been caring for women in San


Antonio and the surrounding areas for almost 30 years. Their patients rely on them from their first gynecological exam through their pregnancies, menopause and postmenopausal care. They have a total of five locations and 17 physicians within the group. Northeast OB/GYN has locations in Stone Oak, Schertz, Alamo Heights, Mission Trail and Boerne. Their Boerne location has just recently moved to their beautiful, newly built location just behind Raising Cane’s. “We opened our Boerne location a little over three years ago and almost immediately outgrew it,” said Dr. Farhart. “We had a lot of patients from this area who were

pictured (left to right): Dr. Sarah Berg, Dr. Barbara McLaren, Dr. Scott Farhart, Dr. Heather Caddell

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coming to our Stone Oak location, so opening a Boerne location to service these patients was an easy decision. When Northeast OB/GYN considers opening a new location we look at our current patients to see if there is a need in that area and also if we have doctors on that side of town as well. We really want our doctors to be able to be a part of the community that they serve.” The stunning new location of Northeast OB/GYN’s Boerne office is a state-of-the-art facility that offers patients the ease of onsite sonograms, phlebotomy and glucose testing. “We really strive to make doctors visits easy for our patients,” added Dr. Farhart. There are four doctors that practice in the Boerne location: Dr. Sarah Berg, Dr. Heather Caddell, Dr. Scott Farhart and Dr. Barbara McLaren. All of the doctors at Northeast OBGYN are board certified. Part of what has made this practice so successful is their strong belief that all of the partners, no matter how long they have been there, are equal. Dr. Farhart, who is NE OB/GYN’s second most senior partner and has been with the group since 1989, said, “We value all our partners’ opinions and we all have an equal say. Even our non-partner physicians have input. The new doctors keep us fresh and the senior partners help the new partners transition to private practice and help them learn how to practice the business of medicine. This system works

because it allows all our physicians to feel ownership.” According to Dr. Barbara McLaren, who has been with Northeast OB/GYN for four years now, after 12 years as a solo practitioner, “Our group offers the doctors a lot of support. If we have questions, it is easy to reach out to the other doctors. There are a variety of different styles and personalities within the group which really makes for a good mix.” Northeast OB/GYN only delivers babies at North Central Baptist hospital in San Antonio. This state-of-the-art hospital offers a modern labor and delivery department, complete with private birthing rooms and a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. Each of Northeast OB/GYN’s doctors perform 24-hour shifts at the hospital to ensure there is always a doctor at the hospital to deliver their patient’s babies. According to Dr. Heather Caddell, “We are the first in San Antonio to do this, in fact we often end up delivering for doctors outside our physician group simply because we always have someone at the hospital.” Even with this policy in place, the doctors of Northeast OB/GYN still strive to be at their own patients’ deliveries as much as possible. Dr. Caddell added, “We make about 50-75% of our own patients’ deliveries, however all of our doctors share common protocols and have a commitment to doing things the same continued on page 18


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way. This way we ensure that our patients are receiving the same level of care with each of our physicians.” One thing that all of the doctors agree on is that they enjoy the variety that this field of medicine offers. “Each day at work is different, which makes it fun,” said Dr. Sarah Berg. “It


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is great to get to care for our obstetric patients, but also just being able to care for women, and building those relationships with our patients and getting to see them and care for them year after year is really rewarding.” Dr. Caddell added, “We get to walk our patients through all stages of life. It’s very cross-generational and the variety that it brings keeps things interesting and exciting. I was surprised by the number of young, teenage patients we have here at the Boerne office. I love the educational side of OB/GYN, getting to teach our patients about their body is something that I really enjoy.” Each of the doctors’ personalities shine through and are reflected in how they practice medicine. It is interesting to visit with them and see how each one brings their own experiences and passions that collectively create such a great environment. For example, Dr. McLaren holds special interest in natural childbirth, as well as minimally invasive surgery. She is one of five doctors in the San Antonio area that perform Da Vinci robotic surgery. “Minimally invasive surgery is a passion of mine, as is providing my patients natural alternatives to traditional medicine,” said Dr. McLaren. While Dr. Farhart’s medical passion is delivering babies and contraception education. Dr. Berg on the other hand enjoys the well woman visits and helping her patients be healthy. She also has a special interest in high-risk pregnancies. For Dr. Caddell, patient education is her passion and her medical interests include in-office surgical procedures. While Boerne is fortunate to have such an accomplished group of physicians to care for local women, the physicians at Northeast OB/GYN’s Boerne office all agree that they are blessed to be able to work here in our town as well. “Coming to work at the Boerne location feels like a retreat,” said Dr. Berg. “We all love the hometown feel. It’s a joy to get to be a part of this community.” BBM | (210)653-5501

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Synopsis

by Dylan Boss, CPA & Howard “Bo” Klein, CPA – ADKF On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new law brought sweeping tax reform to most aspects of the tax code and will affect all taxpayers. The full text of the law is 1,097 pages, so naturally, people are relying on outside sources to get the data they need to decipher this new law. Unfortunately, many of the summaries we have read seem incomplete or biased. We have read (most of) the actual text of the law, as well as reliable, professional publications, and have put together a brief synopsis hitting the main topics we think are going to affect most taxpayers.

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With the new law bringing larger deductions in certain areas and limiting deductions in others, it is more important than ever to take the time to sit down and have an intentional planning meeting with your local CPA. At Akin, Doherty, Klein, & Feuge, we pride ourselves on our proactive approach to tax planning. We want to put creative strategies in place that will help our clients use this new tax law to their advantage. Without creative tax planning, it is easy to miss out on some of the benefits this new law provides taxpayers. If you are not getting proactive, creative tax planning, contact us, we are here for you.BBM Dylan Boss, CPA, is a Senior Tax Accountant at Akin, Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C. (ADKF). Dylan graduated from the University of Incarnate Word and has been preparing taxes for ADKF since 2012. Dylan graduated from Boerne High School, married his high school sweetheart, and is raising his two baby girls less than a mile from BHS. If he is not at the office, he is probably at home playing tea party with his girls.

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FEBRUARY 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS | cont’d Join the Cibolo Nature Center for a celebration of bees. You'll see an overview of bee natural history, as well as Texas species identification and ways to help.You will also be treated to a taste of things using local honey. Includes a craft for children! FEBRUARY 15 ARTS AT THE AMPHITHEATER – BEAT ROOT REVIVAL 7:00pm to 9:00pm | 451 N. Main – Boerne Austin-based, Beat Root Revival is a duo of folk, roots, howling blues and pop. Enjoy a great night of downtown music, courtesy of Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation, Boerne Public Library Foundation and Hill Country Council for the Arts. Free Event. BOERNE PERFORMING ARTS "ACCORDION VIRTUOSI OF RUSSIA" 7:30pm | Champion High School Auditorium 201 Charger Blvd. – Boerne The accordion takes center stage when this world-renowned ensemble makes its Boerne debut. The ACCORDION VIRTUOSI OF RUSSIA continues to thrill audiences around the globe, including performances at the Olympic Games in Munich, Montreal and Moscow, with a diverse repertoire ranging from folk songs to pop music to full orchestration of the classics. Founded by Professor Pavel Smirnov in 1943, during the Leningrad siege, today’s exceptional ensemble is led by the third generation of the Smirnov family. for ticket info.

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is forecasting employment growth of 2.8 percent in 2018. The Dallas Fed projects 349,900 jobs will be added in the state this year, and employment in December 2018 will be 12.7 million. "Growth last year was 2.4 percent, slightly under the December forecast of 2.5 percent but still strong relative to what we saw in 2015 and 2016," said Dallas Fed Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist Dr. Keith Phillips in this month's Texas Employment Forecast. "The improvement in job growth last year from the weak pace of 1.2 percent in 2016 was primarily due to strong rebounds in the energy and manufacturing sectors," Phillips said. He said that while December job growth weakened, it followed two months of strong growth, and overall jobs grew at an annual pace of 2.3 percent in the second half of last year—despite Hurricane Harvey hitting the Gulf Coast. According to the latest Texas Workforce Commission employment data compiled by the Real Estate Center, Texas added 400 more jobs in December 2017 than the previous month. However, 306,900 jobs were added statewide between December 2016 and December 2017. Among other findings from last month: Leisure and hospitality added 6,800 jobs, recording the largest private-industry employment gain in December. Construction employment expanded by 4,300 jobs. Information added 3,600 jobs. This includes traditional and software publishing, data processing and hosting, and telecommunications companies. Trade, transportation, and utilities lost 10,500 jobs. Professional and business services lost 300 jobs. Manufacturing lost 2,400 jobs. The goods-producing industry lost 1,300 jobs. Mining registered 3,200 job losses. Private sector jobs decreased by 3,900, and government increased by 4,300. Financial activities lost 2,100 jobs. The service sector added 1,700 jobs. Education and health services lost 500 jobs. The state's unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December, below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. BBM Information courtesy of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas & Real Estate Center Online News

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Running an animal shelter, along with all of the other activities conducted by the City of Boerne Animal Care Services Department, is a vital and costly endeavor. So when the Animal Services department director, Lorrie Hockey, opened what appeared to be a simple letter of thanks, she and her staff were stunned to find a check for $25,000. Along with the check was a letter from the trustee of the C.B. and Anita Branch Trust commending the city staff for a well-run facility and asking that the donated funds be “used in such a manner as to facilitate the swift adoption of the dogs and cats”. “This is the first time we have received a donation from the Branch Trust and we were overwhelmed with gratitude when we opened the envelope that contained the letter and enclosed check. It was a day we will never forget,” said Hockey. “Sometimes animals, for whatever reason and through no fault of their own,

end up not finding new homes here locally. Once an animal has been here a while we start looking to local rescue groups to help and if that doesn’t work we reach out to our Washington groups,” she added. According to Hockey this donation makes it possible to consider the transport option a little sooner so that animals are not spending six months or more at the shelter. “This generous gift will help us be more effective and efficient with our adoption programs and services.” Quite often the shelter benefits from community donations that are dedicated specifically for helping animals at the shelter with such things as medical costs above and beyond basic care, transportation to out-of-state rescues, and specialized food or other supplies when needed. The staff often posts specific needs on the marquee sign in front of the shelter on Esser Road. Boerne’s animal shelter can house approximately twenty dogs and thirty

cats. During a few months last year the staff reported that about fifty-eight animals were in the shelter or foster care, with cats and kittens being the majority of that number. The city’s animal care services staff also spend a significant amount of time rounding up pets that have gotten out of their yards or responding to calls for stray animals. They are responsible for picking up dead animals throughout the city and making home visits to assist with unwanted wildlife or to educate a pet owner about city ordinances related to proper pet care and ownership. Pets in Boerne are required to have the proper city licensing and vaccinations. For details on the requirements and helpful tips on responsible pet ownership, please visit their website at . “We are extremely grateful for this cash donation from the Branch Trust, since we share a passion for animals just as Ms. Branch does,” said Hockey. “Thank you so very much for helping us with the costs of finding forever homes for these pets.”BBM

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Crest Home Health is a company with people helping people. They have been providing home health for over 20 years. Home care is a cost-effective service, not only for individuals recuperating from a hospital stay but also for those who, because of a functional or cognitive disability, are unable to take care of themselves. Crest is Licensed by the state of Texas and Certified by Medicare and Medicaid. Ryan Coe and Nicole DeVilbiss and their staff truly brings many rays of sunshine into the homes and lives of the patients that they serve. Home health care is their business and it is their only business. Their Nurses, Therapists, and Home Health Aides work very hard at providing the very best quality services. Crest Home Health is located at 604 N. Main St., Ste. 300 in Boerne and their phone number is (830) 331-2005. You can also visit their website

Z’s Wood Fired Pizza is celebrating four years in business! They have been at their current location of 118 Old San Antonio Road in Boerne since Valentine’s Day in 2017. They were originally a mobile pizza truck for three years before moving to their restaurant. Owners Jodi and Zak Disch cook up gourmet wood fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches and serve craft beer, a wonderful selection of wine and house made desserts. They named Z’s Wood Fired Pizza after their daughter Zadie and also have a two year old son Zane. You can call Z’s Wood Fired Pizza at (830) 331-1212 and like/follow them on facebook zswoodfiredpizza.

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FEBRUARY 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS | cont’d FEBRUARY 16 DEAN DILLON, DAVID LEE AND SONNY THROCKMORTON LIVE 7:00pm to 10:00pm | The Roundup 531 FM-3351 N. – Boerne Don't miss this HUGE kick off to the Jose & Armadillo Roadshow.The legendary DEAN DILLON, the songwriter to George Strait's biggest hits, will be performing along with fellow Grammy nominated songwriters David Lee & Sonny Throckmorton! Get a glimpse into the magical world of songwriters and hear the stories of what inspired them to write these hit songs! THIS IS A LIMITED TICKETED EVENT! General Admission: $25 advance / $30 at the door. FEBRUARY 19 PRESIDENTS’ DAY KENDALL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT 9:00am to 11:00am Kendall County Courthouse 201 E. San Antonio Ave. – Boerne FEBRUARY 20 GBCC RIBBON CUTTING FOR BELLA SERA ITALIAN RESTAURANT OF BOERNE 11:30am to12:00pm | 812 N. Main Street – Boerne BOERNE PERFORMING ARTS "THE TEN TENORS" 7:30pm | Champion High School Auditorium 201 Charger Blvd. – Boerne Fresh off the success of their 20th Anniversary World Tour,THE TEN TENORS return to Boerne with their new show, Wish You Were Here – a celebration of musical legends lost before their time. Honoring artists from David Bowie to Amy Winehouse to John Lennon,THE TEN TENORS will take you on a feel-good excursion through some of the world’s greatest hits.

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Equestrian Center 649 FM 289 – Comfort One of Country Living Magazines "7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales You Won't Want To Miss!” An upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & a little more. Shopping, live music, food trucks.$10.00 Entry. MARCH 3 FARMERS MARKET AT THE CIBOLO 9:00am | Herff Farm 33 Herff Road – Boerne The mission of The Farmers Market at the Cibolo is to provide area residents the opportunity to buy Hill Country grown and produced products and support local farmers and specialty vendors. If it’s homemade, handmade or fresh and tasty, you can get it at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo. Free Event. BBM


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Joshua Creek Ranch ( has joined the Costa Kick Plastic campaign aimed at reducing the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans, waterways and habitats. The Texas Hill Country Orvis-Endorsed Ranch has eliminated plastic water bottles as an initial step toward this effort. “We were purchasing nearly 500 cases of bottled water each year,” reported Kevin Welborn, Director of Marketing, Sales & Guest Services. “When we were introduced to the Costa Kick Plastic campaign earlier this year through our association with Orvis it seemed like a no brainer to take part in such a worthy conservation effort. It is very disturbing to see the statistics and impact plastic pollution has on the outdoor sporting environment that we are so passionate about!” Costa launched the campaign recently in partnership with 5Gyres Institute and Kleen Kanteen. With a slogan of “Small Changes Can Make a Big Impact,” the campaign encourages the use of reusable water bottles and grocery bags as well as participation in local beach and river cleanup efforts. To find out more about the campaign, visit www.costadelmar. com/kickplastic. Instead of plastic water bottles, Joshua Creek Ranch now offers multiple water and beverage stations around the Ranch and gives each hunting guest a complimentary stainless Kleen Kanteen water bottle when they check in. “It has taken some discipline and behavioral shifts, but we hope that our customers will embrace and ultimately appreciate this effort and help us spread the word,” added Welborn. Joshua Creek Ranch has been a pioneer in the hunting lodge industry for nearly 30 years. In addition

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Joshua Creek Ranch is located 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Since 1990, a pristine habitat has been nurtured year-round to produce some of the best wingshooting in the country. Upland bird hunting for quail, pheasant and chukar is the highlight, but European-style driven pheasant shoots and decoyed mallard duck hunts are also guest favorites. Additional activities include sporting clays, flyfishing, deer & turkey hunting and water recreation on Joshua Creek and the Guadalupe River. All complimented by luxury lodging for 60+ guests, gourmet dining and premier conference & event facilities. Joshua Creek Ranch is the only lodge in Texas that is Endorsed by Orvis AND recognized by Beretta for Excellence in Wingshooting. BBM

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ENGLISH OAKS 217 Lone Tree - 4BR, 3BA w/open floor plan, high ceilings, stained concrete floors, study/office, game room, kitchen w/granite, master suite DOWN! MLS#1285827 - $385,000


1+ ACRE BOERNE 220 North St - In Town, 3BR, 2BA on over 1 acre with basement. Walking distance to town. Charming home with workshop. MLS#1287080 - $355,000

WOODS OF FREDERICK CREEK 224 Krieg Dr - 4BR, 3BA w/3-car garage, study, wood floors, spacious master w/sitting room, pergola & covered patio! Boerne ISD, easy access to I-10. MLS#1285065 - $372,000


STONEWALL RANCH 710 Aster Trail - 3BR, 2.5BA in gated subdivision located on a greenbelt. Open floor plan, high ceilings, great neighborhood amenities in NISD. MLS#1282802 - $320,000

TRAILS OF HERFF RANCH 124 Cold River - 3BR, 2.5BA, Beautifully maintained! Walk to schools! Stone patio &privacy fence. Master w/sitting area, game room & study! MLS#1284607 - $294,000

FAIR OAKS RANCH 72 Ranch Pt. - Build your dream home on 1.13± acre lot in gated Stone Creek Ranch. Large oaks! Neighborhood pool w/lazy river, clubhouse & gym. MLS#1285097 - $170,000

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Boerne Business Monthly - February 2018  

Featuring Northeast OB/GYN as well as articles on Dow 100,000, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Synopsis and lot of local news and info!

Boerne Business Monthly - February 2018  

Featuring Northeast OB/GYN as well as articles on Dow 100,000, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Synopsis and lot of local news and info!