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Spring/Summer 2018

to Wimberley

Your Guide to Wimberley Lodging, Dining, Arts, Entertainment, Shopping, Services, Real Estate, Community & Churches


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Visit the EmilyAnn

See a show, attend a festival, or stroll through the gardens and enjoy our interactive grounds.

Gar

20th Annual

Butterfly Festival Summer Outdoor Shows

Saturday, April 21

Disney’s

9 am - 5 pm

June 1 - 30 ♦ Fri. & Sat. 8:15 pm + Sun. July 1 ♦ 8:15 pm

Children’s Theatre The Princess & the Pea

The Little Mermaid Shakespeare Under the Stars

Romeo & Juliet

August 2 -11 Nightly (except Sun.) 8:15 pm

March 3 - 25

Robin Hood ♦ July 14 - 29

Saturdays 10 am ♦ Sundays 2 pm in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre

1101 FM 2325 ~ Wimberley, TX ~ www.EmilyAnn.org


REAL PROPERTIES

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Spring/Summer 2018

to Wimberley Published by the Hill Country Sun

Volume 28, Number 1 ISSN: 1524-2315. Entire contents © Copyright 2018 by TD Austin Lane, Inc. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any fashion without the written consent of the publisher.

Julie Spell Harrington Publisher/Ad Sales 512-484-9716 • julie@hillcountrysun.com

Melissa Maxwell Ball Editor/Design 512-569-8212 • melissa@hillcountrysun.com

Ernie Altgelt & Bonnie Eissler Writers Gerry Burns & Adelle Spell Distribution ON THE COVER Blue Sunrise by Lilli Pell. (See story, page 8.) See this beautiful painting at Pitzer’s Fine Art 13909 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley. Small inset photos L-R: Tim Moore (photo by Ernie Altgelt), The Wild West Store (photo by Dave Wilson) and Cypress Creek (photo by Melissa Ball)

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In this issue Artist Lilli Pell Capturing light and color..........................................8

David & Jessenia Bober Realizing a dream — Jobell Cafe & Bistro...............10

Ulli Johnston Meet Wimberley’s renowned Boot Whisperer..........18

Tim Moore Masterful metalsmith and minister........................22

So much to do & see Plan an adventure! ...................................................6

MORE LOCAL INFO Restaurants ............................................................12 Food Trucks ............................................................14 Events.......................................................................28 Churches ................................................................33 Schools ...................................................................35

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our advertisers Arts/Events/Attractions

Art on 12..............................................7 d.r. jones (inside Bent Tree Gallery)...................7 Dunis Studios......................................7 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens.............2 Pitzer’s Fine Art..................................5 Silo Glass Studio & Gallery.................7 Wimberley Arts Fest 2018..................4 Wimberley Chamber of Commerce (July Jubilee)................5 Wimberley Community Center........17 Wimberley Glass Works......................2 Wimberley Market Days ....................2 Wimberley Wine Walk........................4

Dining & Specialty Blair House Inn.................................25 Cigars (at Wall Street Western)........13 Cypress Creek Reserve Rum.............13 Hill Country Spirits...........................13 Jobell Café & Bistro..........................11 St. Pita’s.............................................11 TasteBuds..........................................13 The Back Porch..................................11 The Leaning Pear...............................11 The Wimberley Way Amy’s Ice Cream..................................5

Shopping Calley’s Jewelry.................................16 Cedar Chest.......................................19 Cigars (at Wall Street Western)........13 Dovetails of Wimberley....................16 Eagle Mountain Flag.........................17 Gracious Ladies.................................20 In Style Accessories & Shoes........... 21 Jean’s Antiques.................................16 Kiss The Cook Kitchen Essentials.............................17 Libelula Free Spirit Boutique............20 Queen Bee Gatherings & Antiques.........................................15 River House Home Accessories........17 Shop the Tree House.........................16 Tasebuds............................................13 The Find.............................................16 The Wild West Store..........................17 Wall Street Western..........................40 Wimberley Glass Works......................2

Lodging & Event Facilities 7A Ranch...........................................23 Bandit’s Hideaway.............................23 Blair House Inn.................................25 Creekhaven Inn.................................23 Gentle Breezes B & B........................23 Wimberley Inn..................................23

Services Aloe Skin & Body Spa........................29 Ball Brothers 1-800-Painting............28 Changs Hapkido Academy ...............27 D & D Insurance (Angie Dahl)..........25 Full Circle Salon, Lessa Stafford.......29 Orange Moon Yoga............................25 Land U Here Concierge Service........29 Right Direction Organizing..............25 Sunfree Tans......................................25 Texan Care Automotive Repair.........28 WAG Rescue......................................29 Wimberley Day Spa at Blair House......25 Wimberley Life Care..........................28 Wimberley Wellness..........................38

Wimberley Fine Arts Center offering National Artists’ Works You’ll Love to Live With

Churches Chapel in the Hills.............................31 Lutheran Church of the Resurrection................................31 Wimberley United Methodist Church.............................31 St. Marys Catholic Church................30 St. Stephens Episcopal Church.........30 Wimberley Church of Christ.............31

Real Estate/Design Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Betty & Steve Giannone...................33 Century 21 Randall Morris...............39 Gibson Properties Branch Office David Routh.......................................33 Hills of Texas / Sky Realty Barbara Latimer................................33 Keller Williams Realty Linda Germain..................................33 RE/MAX Real Properties Allison “AJ” Harwood.........................3

Schools St. Stephens Episcopal School..........35 Zweites Haus School of Wimberley.....................................35

Stop by to browse our art gallery and sculpture garden showcasing numerous artists from across the U.S.

Just off the Wimberley Square 13909 Ranch Rd 12 • Wimberley, Texas

www.PitzersArt.com • 512-722-6032

featuring

Dripping Springs Brent Thurman Memorial Bull Riding........................37 Burgergrille........................................37 Cedar Valley Eats Food Trailer Park...............................36 Cowgirls and Lace.............................37 Heather Bobb, DDS...........................36 Mercer Street Dancehall...................36 PigPen Bar-B-Q..................................37 New Canaan Farms...........................37

Wimberley’s JULY JUBILEE

NOW OFFERING all natural Lavender Products H Fair Trade Products Milk House Candles H Polarized Sunglasses Durango Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars H Mexican Vanilla Al’s Gourmet Nuts H Pitzer Photography

Wednesday, July 4

July 4 Parade Patriotic Concerts Thursday-Saturday

July 5,6 & 7

73rd Annual VFW Rodeo

Look for & have your photo made with our

Saturday, July 7

“Bootiful Wimberley” mural!

Market Day Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce

www.wimberley.org (512) 847-2201

13911 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley, Texas wimberleyways@gmail.com • 512-983-1084

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So much to do & see shopping & dining

On & Around the Square Love to shop? You’re in the right town! Well known for a variety of unique shops, boutiques and galleries on and around the charming Square, Wimberley offers shopping choices for just about everyone. You’ll find a great selection of fine art, custom jewelry, gourmet food and gifts and fashion, plus plenty of dining options. Head to town, get out and explore, or plan your excursion in advance online with information from wimberleymerchants.com and visitwimberley.org, 512-847-2201.

theatre & community events

in Wimberley

theatre

The Wimberley Players

Photo courtesy Wimberley Players.

Founded in 1979, the Players are the oldest non-profit organization in town. The group’s mission is to provide first-class live theater and they do not disappoint! If you have the opportunity, catch a performance in the intimate Wimberley Playhouse. The 2018 season includes “The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon, “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Born Yesterday” and “The Lion in Winter.” Details and tickets at wimberleyplayers.org. The Wimberley Playhouse is at 450 Old Kyle Road. For more information, call 512- 847-0575.

ride a zipline

Photo courtesy EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens.

EmilyAnnTheatre & Gardens

Bring a picnic, stroll the paths, play in the musical gardens or enjoy a game of chess or checkers on the oversized board at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. Or, hike to the top of the hill to Veterans Memorial Plaza, and enjoy 360-degree views around the Wimberley Valley. The EmilyAnn offers a wealth of family entertainment and theatre, and serves as a special place for remembrance of loved ones. Don’t miss the 20th Annual Butterfly Festival April 21 from 9 am to 5 pm. 3,000 butterflies take flight during the fest, with releases every 30 minutes all day. The event also features educational activities, butterfly art, games, concessions and music. The 2018 theatre season include Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “Twelfth Night” and “The Mousetrap.” The children’s series features “Robin Hood,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “A Christmas Carol.” EmilyAnn Theatre & Garden’s Holiday Trail of Lights, a favorite community event, opens the Saturday after Thanksgiving. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is at 1101 Farm Market 2325. For information, call 512-847-6969 or visit emilyann.org.

Photo courtesy Wimberley Zipline.

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Experience high flying fun on an action packed ride at Wimberley Zipline, as you soar over canyons and creeks with 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley on a series of 10 zip line crossings. Tours last 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Admission is $90 per person, and includes parking, equipment, training, a guided walking tour, bottled water and the zipline adventure. Wimberley Zipline is located south of Wimberley on Four Winns’ Ranch at 300 Winn Valley Drive. Advance reservations required; guests must be 9 years of age or older; legal guardian must sign release for participants less than 18. Visit wimberleyzipline.com or call 512-847-9990. See THINGS TO DO, page 26

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d.r. jones New West Expressionism www.red-hand-art.com drjones@red-hand-art.com

3D Art, including Glass, Wood & Pottery Weekend Classes • Largest Purpose Built Warm Glass Studio in Central Texas

Local representation by Bent Tree Gallery Henson Road, on the Square

5 miles south of Wimberley on Ranch Road 12

7990 Ranch Road 12

SiloGlass.com H (512) 444-6494 Find Us on Facebook facebook.com/wimberleyguide

OPEN THURSDAY-SUNDAY 12-5 Tile Showroom Open Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment only

13911 Ranch Rd 12 • Wimberley 512-722-3637 • DunisStudios.com

Wimberley Visitors Center 14100 FM 2325 (in front of Brookshire Brothers) Open 9 am to 4 pm Monday - Saturday & 1 pm to 4 pm Sunday. Call 512-847-2201. Spring/Summer 2018 Welcome to Wimberley   7


capturing light & color

Lilli Pell

Bluebonnet Ridge by Lilli Pell. Photo courtesy Lilli Pell.

by Bonnie Eissler

and tinkering with painting, I wanted to dedicate myself to a new direction,” Lilli says. While looking through an art book one day, she had a fleeting thought, “I can do that,” taking the first step that led illi Pell’s landscape, still life and farm animal paintings her back to school (University of Houston at Clear Lake) to get her garner praise from collectors across the country for their Master of Arts in Visual Arts. exquisite portrayal of color and light. “I She was well on her way to becoming a particularly like the vibrancy created when using professional artist. complementary colors,” Lilli says, “Everyone Lilli’s most important artistic tool is a large appreciates beautiful, striking or subtle colors.” mirror, positioned behind her as she paints. Finding inspiration from her students, fellow “I refer to it about every two to three strokes artists and the magnificent diversity in nature, of the brush,” she says, “Since it reverses the Lilli has a natural affinity for the landscape of image, it gives a fresh perspective of values, her native Texas. colors and shapes, which helps in the creative She moved from Friendswood, Texas to process.” Wimberley, “to be here in this valley of creativity” Although Lilli’s primary focus is on Texas in 1995. Nestled within the Texas Hill Country, landscapes, she says, “I avoided painting a region that’s widely known for having some of bluebonnets for a long time.” the prettiest geography in the Lone Star state. Like zebras in Zimbabwe or statues in Rome, Limestone hills, rivers, creeks, bluebonnets, the beloved blue state flower is practically sheep and goats all find their way into Lilli’s synonymous with Texas, so much so that it may luminous paintings, that capture both the charm sometimes seem like too much of a good thing. Lilli Pell. Photo courtesy Lilli Pell. and the grandeur of her surroundings. But it’s hard to resist the lure of the lovely Lilli is so well established and admired as Lupinus texensis, and many of Lilli’s landscapes a professional artist and art teacher, with numerous awards to her feature bluebonnets. credit, commissions, and gallery representation, that it is easy to “I never expected that a bluebonnet painting would become one imagine that she has always done these things, but her path to this of my favorites, but Bluebonnet Ridge, a 24 x 36 inch painting now in life was more of a winding country road than a straight highway. the collection of the La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, is a personal “After many years of wandering in the wilderness of crafts favorite,” says Lilli.

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LILLI PELL, from page 8 Another top pick for the artist is The Crossing, a 30 x 40 inch oil painting of longhorns grazing by a river, that now hangs in the permanent collection of Wimberley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. Some of Lilli’s most delightful paintings are of farm animals, often sheep or goats. Whether the subject is a drowsy angora goat enjoying the wind on his face, or a pair of hungry goats eating up the garden, these works of art engage the viewer with their warmth and whimsy. Four of Lilli’s paintings that depict Texas landscapes (Bluebonnet Road, West Texas Yucca, Desert in Spring, and Blanco River Morning) are on display as a group in the public waiting room for patients at The Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Hood, Texas. The Center opened in 2015 for the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of combat injury. “The Intrepid Spirit Center does such important work and I was honored to be commissioned to do the paintings,” Lilli says. Lilli has been teaching art classes, beginners to advanced, for sixteen years, saying “it’s fun to watch them become artists.” Many of her students are teachers or in the medical profession (nursing, psychologist, physical therapy), although there are some who are already professional artists or working toward that goal. Most of Lilli’s students take the classes for the enjoyment and therapeutic value – art is good therapy! Lilli has several nearly completed works in progress for her galleries

— a cat, an early morning landscape, and a Hill Country scene near Devil’s Backbone. She has commissions for some large landscapes and a portrait, and there are plans for her to be associated with Gallery Prudencia, a beautiful new art gallery in San Antonio. For more information about Lilli Pell’s art, classes and workshops, call 512-913-3270 or visit lillipell.com. You can see (and purchase) Lilli’s original paintings in Wimberley at Pitzer’s Fine Art at 13909 Ranch Road 12. “The Crossing” is on permanent display at the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

In the Limelight by Lilli Pell. Photo courtesy Lilli Pell.

The Crossing by Lilli Pell. Photo courtesy Lilli Pell. Spring/Summer 2018 Welcome to Wimberley   9


Realizing the dream

Jobell Cafe & Bistro by Ernie Altgelt

W

hile the Wimberley of old is still wonderfully intact, with the influx of new folks moving into the area, even the long-term locals have gotten excited by some of the surprises that have been introduced and happily incorporated into the fabric of the town. For many, the feeling might be something like, “What was is good but, so too are the recent changes!” Really, it’s all been a wonderful “win/win” for native and newbie alike and, nowhere is this more in evidence than with the addition of Jobell Café & Bistro – a warm and welcoming eatery serving up a “taste” of sophistication without the uppity pretense. Opened in 2014 by an intrepid, married couple seeking solace from the big city (namely New York), Jobell represents a long, jointly-held dream brought finally to fruition. Founders, and visionaries, Jessenia and David Bober first met in Manhattan where he worked as a remodeling contractor and she (originally from Dallas), as an aspiring actress. Neither had any direct restaurant management and/or development experience but both had been raised in households where “food was never taken for granted.” David’s mother was a respected writer of culinary history. Jess’s family represents a bicultural collaboration – Chinese and Cuban – where experimentation and blending promoted some very interesting, eclectic household flavors. Together, these admitted See JOBELL, page 11

Jessenia and David Bober outside their restaurant, Jobell Cafe & Bistro. Photo by Eileen Llorente.

Interior panorama of the charming Jobell Cafe & Bistro. Photo by Noah Williams. 10   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2018


JOBELL, from page 10

fresh

rustic

i n t i m at e DINNER TUESDAY-SUNDAY 5-10 LUNCH TUESDAY-SATURDAY 11-2 BRUNCH SUNDAY 10:30-2:30

512.847.5700 JOBELLCAFE.COM 16920 RANCH ROAD 12 WIMBERLEY, TX

“foodies” had been nurturing the idea of having their “own place” almost since exchanging vows and now, after moving to Wimberley, it finally happened. With the birth of their children (the restaurant is named for them – Josh and Isabella), the desire to relocate from the East Coast grew. David’s brother had been living in Austin and, it was during a visit that the pair discovered Wimberley and, as they both agree, “We were charmed.” Soon a house was purchased followed by the acquisition of a vacant commercial property (a former café) a few miles west of the town square. According to Jess, “It was like magic. Everything seemed to be falling into place. We had a new home and our dream of owning our own restaurant was becoming real.” And, real it is. Over the past three and one half years, during and after a complete, top to bottom remodeling of

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50 Marina Circle, Wimberley • 512-722-3121

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local dining Brewster’s Pizza / Wimberley Brewing Co. 9595 Ranch Rd 12. Family-operated pie parlor & microbrewery with patio seating. 512-8473299, brewsterspizza.com.

Brookshire Brothers Deli. 14100 Ranch Rd. 12. 512--847-2296. Durango’s Authentic Mexican Food 401 FM 2325. Homemade flour & corn tortillas, carne guisada, rice, beans, migas, chili relleno, tacos made to order, more. 512-847-3473 Hays City Store & Ice House 8989 FM 150, Driftwood. Scratch menu Texas comfort food plus wood-fired pizza. Full bar, 50+ beers on tap. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512-722-3905.

Ino’z Brew & Chew 14004 Ranch Road 12, on the Square Casual American bar & grill. Indoor and great deck seating overlooking Cypress Creek. inozwimberley.com, 512-847-6060 Jobell Café & Bistro 16920 Ranch Road 12 Eclectic bistro fare served in a rustic and intimate environment amidst the charm of Texas Hill Country. Casual. Wine and beer. Indoor and outdoor seating. www.jobellcafe.com, 512-847-5700. Kate’s Place 600 Farm Market 2325 Creative twists on American favorites. Local craft beers and wine. Indoor and outdoor seating. katesplacewimberley.com, 512-722-3744

Linda’s Fine Foods 500 Farm Market 2325 Globally inspired cuisine served in a relaxed, country-style setting with indoor & outdoor dining. Beer and wine available. 512-847-5464, www. facebook.com/LindasFineFoods. Marco’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 303 Wimberley Square Real homemade Italian food, specializing in pizza, pasta, Calzones and baked dishes. 512-847-0742, facebook.com/marcositalianrestaurant.

Milagro’s Tex-Mex 9595 Ranch Road 12, Suite 12 (at the Junction) Menu features a Hill Country twist on traditional Tex-Mex. Full bar. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512-842-2800, milagroshillcountry.com. Mima’s Kitchen 701 Farm Market 2325 Family owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant. Daily specials. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512-847-1305. Pizza Hut 101 FM232. 512-847-2844. order.pizzahut.com San Angel Mexican Bar & Grill 500 River Road Traditional Tex-Mex restaurant. Full bar. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512722-3257, facebook.com/SanAngelWTX

Subway 809 Ranch Road 2325 Casual counter-serve chain for buildyour-own sandwiches and salads. 512-847-7824, subway.com. The Back Porch 50 Marina Circle

JOBELL, from page 11

the structure (handled entirely by David), the Bobers have been cooking, creating, testing, tasting and ultimately, sharing the results with Wimberley’s very receptive dining community who, in turn, have responded with rave reviews! But, just what is the Jobell Café &Bistro? Well for starters, how about some exceptional smoked fish dip? Or, some crispy Thai chili Brussels sprouts? Does that give you an idea? Follow the openers with entrees that include jerk shrimp and pineapple skewers, venison shepherd’s pie, ginger soy salmon and, for traditionalists, a cornbread-stuffed pork chop. Yum! Delicious soups, salads and desserts abound as well. And, since this is a bistro, great wines and beer are offered in abundance too. Freshness is paramount and, the majority of the foods are locally sourced. Everything is made on site “from scratch” and is affordably priced. When considered, it really is the perfect recipe of melding hearty Hill Country appetites with a little New York internationalism and, based on the repeat business enjoyed, it’s a hit. And obviously, while it’s the food that makes a restaurant, at Jobell, the digs aren’t bad either. Situated just outside of the town proper, on a park-like acre of land filled with trees and water features, the structure itself beckons visitors to “come on in and have a seat” within its cozy, comfortable interior. Everything is planned to enhance the dining experience throughout its intimate, inviting, art-filled interior and then out onto the well-appointed deck. In or out, diners won’t feel crowded and the atmosphere is calm and relaxing allowing for an undistracted focus on the food, which is how it should be. So, if you’re already in Wimberley or, planning a visit soon, make sure Jobell Cafe & Bistro is on your “must-do” list. It’s a rare find for a small town and, you won’t be disappointed. Just keep thinking about a little culinary sophistication without the unwanted pretense. You’ll be glad you did and, you will be back! Photos courtesy Jobell Cafe & Bistro.

For more information, including directions, menus, hours of operation and contact numbers, visit www.jobellcafe.com or call 512-847-5700. The restaurant is located at 16920 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley, open for lunch and dinner (closed Monday). Brunch is served on Sunday.

BBQ & burgers on the banks of Cypress Creek. Outdoor seating. Gorgeous views. 512-722-3121, facebook.com/BackPorchWimberley.

Kwik Chek Cafe 14620 Ranch Road 12. Convenience store cafe offering daily specials. 512-847-6020.

The Leaning Pear 111 River Road, # 110 Hill Country inspired cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating. Beer and wine. 512847-7327, LeaningPear.com

Wimberley Quickmart 321 Farm Market 2325 Convenience store cafe offering Krispy Krunchy chicken, burgers and more. 512-847-8921.

Wimberley Café 101-A, 5083, Wimberley Square Breakfast dishes, sandwiches & homestyle entrees served in old-timey quarters with counter seats. 512-847-3333, wimberleycafe.com.

Wimberley Shamrock Tacos 14410 Ranch Road 12 Serving breakfast and lunch daily. Wine and beer. 512-847-5951, www.tacoholic.net.

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Handcrafted Rums from the heart of Texas

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1 Brookmeadow • Wimberley, TX Open 10 am-9 pm Monday-Saturday

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere on our cocktail patio & tree house deck! Tastings, Cocktails & Bottle Sales Available Tues-Thurs 11:30 am-5:30 pm Fri & Sat 11 am-6 pm

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food trucks

Odie’s Place Food Court 411 FM 2325, Wimberley, Texas 78676

The Junction

200 FM 32, San Marcos, Texas 78666 (@ the junction on Ranch Road 12)

Gringas Grub Shak

The Junction Drinkery & Eatery

The Junction is the area’s first food truck park with a beer and wine garden and a family friendly venue with a playscape, plenty of parking and clean restrooms. Leashed pets are welcome. Bar hours are Wednesday-Thursday 4 pm to 9 pm, Friday 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday noon to 10 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 7 pm. 512-900-8215, www.thejunctiontx.com. Photo courtesy The Junction TX.

Great burgers, delicious fish tacos (with homemade jalapeno cilantro sauce), pulled pollo tacos and sandwiches, quesadillas, good options for kids, super friendly service. Open daily from 11 am to 7 pm. 512-627-4875, facebook. com/GringasGrubShak.

RonDooley’s

Lots of sandwich choices, including chicken fried steak sandwiches, BLTs, ribeye sandwiches, plus fajita tacos, hot dogs, fries and more. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 8:30 pm, Sunday 11:30 to 6 pm. Call 512-847-0080 for more information.

Photo courtesy Gringas Grub Shak.

Photo courtesy RonDooley’s.

Wimberley Shave Ice

Dripping Wings

The Junction’s growing selection of food trailers includes:

Tacos Nine Delicious $2 breakfast tacos (choose three ingredients), $3 lunch tacos (el pastor, carne guisada, chicken, ground beef, barbacoa), plates, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, and more. Tuesday-Thursday 6 am to 3 pm, Friday - Saturday 6 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. 737-2137197. Photo courtesy Tacos Nine.

The Patty Wagon Try a thick and juicy burger, seasoned fries, chicken strips, corn dogs and grilled cheese baskets. Not fast food, fresh food served as fast as possible! The Patty Wagon is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm. 512-413-9891, facebook.com/ThePattyWagon01. Photo courtesy The Patty Wagon.

Do yourself a favor and stop by for a delicious shave ice from Wimberley Shave Ice, a local tradition for more than 20 years! You can choose from 100-plus delicious and unique flavors with something for all tastes. Find Wimberley Shave Ice on Facebook for more information or call 512-497-9861. Photo courtesy Wimberley Shave Ice.

The Salty German Lean Green Veggie Machine Healthy and tasty offerings, serving up fresh, local, organic and farm raised foods. Open Thursday through Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm. 936-718-7113. Photo courtesy Lean Green Veggie Machine

Enrico’s Blaze Wood-Fired Pizza Wood-fired 9” pizzas with choices including including pepperoni, margherita, Italiano, cheese, more. Open Friday 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday noon to 5 pm (or sold out). 903440-3096. Photo courtesy Enrico’s Blaze.

The newest addition to Odie’s offering authentic German cuisine cooked fresh. Schnitzel & Spätzle, Fleischkäse with onions and a sunny side up egg, Currywurst, German potato salad, Green Bean Salad, Cucumber Salad, Brotchen, Strudel, more. Open at 11 am. 512-943-7635, thesaltygerman. com. Photo courtesy The Salty German.

Buffalo style wings. Flavors include honey barbecue, garlic and herb, garlic-parmesan, salt & vinegar, Jamaican jerk, Asian, mango-habanero, Cajun, lemon pepper, buffalo (mild, hot or ghost pepper). Chicken tenders, fries, fried pickles, seasoned edamame, spring mix strawberry salad, more. 512-648-1432. Photo courtesy Dripping Wings.

Wimberley Subs and Salads From the owner of the beloved Wimberley Shave Ice comes a fresh, friendly and affordable food truck, Wimberley Subs and Salads. The menu is as simple as it sounds - salads, hot and cold sub sandwiches and homemade soups made to perfection every time. Photo courtesy Wimberley Subs & Salads.

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FOOD TRUCKS, from page 14

MC’s Burgers

Triforks

801 FM 2325, Wimberley, Texas 78676

1 Woodcreek Circle, Wimberley, Texas Sandwiches include Texas cheesesteak, Gouda apple bacon, avocado chicken salad, plus delicious burgers, wraps, corndogs, fries, griled cheese, mac ‘n cheese, sweets and more. Kid’s meals, too! Monday - Saturday noon to 3 pm and 5 pm to 11 pm (12 pm on Saturday). Check Facebook for daily specials. 512-6481835, triforks.com. Photo courtesy Triforks..

14306 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, Texas 78676

Pho-Lisha’s Food Truck

Serving up the only Asian-inspired cuisine in town and a variety of Cajun dishes. Don’t miss the Phoritto, Pho on a Texas tortilla. Plus, fried rice, shrimp ’n grits, jamabalaya, etoufee, more. Monday to Saturday 11 am - 2 pm and Monday - Tuesday 6 pm to 8 pm. www.pholishas.com. 225-276-9928. Photo courtesy Pho-Lisha’s.

Creekside Cookers BBQ

Brisket, pulled pork, sausage and turkey plates (and by the pound) and sandwiches, beans, potato salad, cole slaw and corn casserole on the side. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11 am until sold out. Also providing catering services. creeksidecookers.com, 512947-1609. Photo courtesy Creekside Cookers.

Not a food truck, but a classic, old-fashioned walk-up burger stand, MC’s Burgers serves a simple menu of delectable burgers cooked fresh, hand cut fries, and cold drinks, all at family friendly prices. You can pick up your order to go or sit in the shade at one of the picnic tables and enjoy. Hours vary.

at Middleton Brewing 101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, Texas 78666

Slingin’ Sliders

St. Pita’s Dedicated to fresh, well-crafted cuisine and fast, friendly service, St. Pita’s serves up unique and delicious pitas, including beef, lamb, falafel, avocado, and chicken, plus curries, grilled cheese pitas and other snacks. facebook.com/SaintPitas. 512-648-1991.Photo courtesy St. Pita’s

Slingin’ Sliders serves a variety of handmade sliders with fresh ingredients and house-made sauces. Choices include pulled pork, buffalo chicken, meatball, eggplant parmesan, portobello mushroom and more, plus fries, fried pickles and onion rings. facebook.com/ slinginsliders. Photo courtesy Slingin’ Sliders.

Packed from floor to ceiling with your favorite things! Colorful Totes by Two’s Co. Embroidery Jackets and Kimonos Mudpie Baby Outfits, Baby Gifts & Kitchenware Tyler Candles, Melts & Laundry Soaps Located on the

Wimberley Square

100 Oak Drive • 512-847-2113

www.QueenBeeWimberley.com

Texas Gourmet Foods Texas & Wimberley T-Shirts Texas Ranch Room Collection

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Quality jewelry REPAIRS done on site Unique DESIGNER LINES in sterling silver

512-842-2281

Monday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-5

Fine Custom Jewelry on the Square in Wimberley

Free People | Michael Stars Tribal | HOBO Handbags

Chosen Wimberley’s Best Women’s Boutique 2016 & 2017

OTBT Shoes | Local Artisan Jewelry Open Daily 10 am-5:30 pm Sunday Noon - 5 pm

A unique boutique featuring Comfortable Casual to “Hill Country Chic” Many “Proudly Made in the USA” Apparel Companies “Santa Fe Serape” Jackets • Unique Handcrafted Jewelry

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13701 Ranch Rd 12 • Wimberley • 512-847-1263

UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE, GIFTS, HOME DECOR, & APPAREL!

A modern, yet comfortable boutique offering the latest in fashion, accessories, and home decor. Stop in and enjoy a laid back shopping experience just up the sidewalk from The Leaning Pear in Wimberley.

Open Tuesday- Saturday 10-6 Follow on FB and Instagram: thefind78676

111 River Road | thefindtexas.com

Jean’s Antique Mall

A WIMBERLEY FAVORITE!

Buy • Sell Rent Space JeansAntiqueMallTX.com

43645 RR 12

NEXT TO WIMBERLEY PIE CO.

OPEN 7 DAYS • 512-722-3315 16   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2018

11552 Ranch Rd 12 Wimberley, Texas

512-847-3305 cell 713-376-2554


“Best Vintage Find” Southern Accents • “Where to Buy” London Financial Times 2006

The

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Wild West Store

Within walking distance of the Wimberley Square, restaurants and shops. To book your next event visit www.wimcc.org or call (512) 847-2510

HUNDREDS OF VINTAGE COWBOY BOOTS •Buy! Sell! Trade!

“The Boot Whisperer”

as seen on BBC World News July 2013

Just off the Wimberley Square Olde Towne Plaza - 13709 RR 12

“Go for a consultation with the Boot Whisperer, who reads feet like a psychic reads palms.” Texas Monthly, August 2010

• 5,000 + sq. feet of space for receptions or conferences • 3 versatile event/meeting spaces • Full Catering Kitchen • Free Wi-Fi • Free Parking

Open by appointment. Please call in advance 512-293-4890.

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MOUNTAIN • Flags & Flagpoles • Custom Flags • Patriotic Gifts Mon-Thurs 9 am-5 pm • Friday 9 am-3 pm

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wwwEMFlag.com • 333 FM 2325 • Wimberley

River House Everything for the novice cook to the gourmet chef!

Best Kitchen Store in the Hill Country

Celebrating 16 Years – Open 7 Days! 201 Wimberley Square • 512-847-1553 facebook.com/kissthecookwimberley

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Superb ColleCtion Home • Ladies • Gents • Baby + Gifts + the best TOFFEE ever!

512-847-7009

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boot whisperer Ulli Johnston I

by Bonnie Eissler

t’s hard to find boots that fit just right. And as improbable as it sounds, surveys and clinical observations suggest that as many as 85 percent of us are walking around in footwear that’s either too long, short, wide or narrow. Old western photographs, chaps, cowbells, leather purses, hats and even a buffalo head on the floor add to the ambience, but the main attractions at the Wild West Store are vintage cowboy boots and the store’s vivacious owner, Ulli Johnston, also known as the Boot Whisperer for her mysterious ability to find perfectly fitting boots for her customers just by looking at their feet. “I never ask for the shoe size. Most people don’t know their right shoe size,” Ulli says. So instead of asking them this question, or even measuring their feet, she simply says, “take off your shoes and stand in front of me.” As every true Texan knows, there’s nothing quite like a good pair of boots. Even though Kansas stakes Ulli Johnston, the Boot Whisperer, with Jimmy Buffett. Courtesy Ulli Johnson. the claim as birthplace of the cowboy boot, Texas is renowned for having more custom boot makers and more boot wearers than anywhere else in the United States. companies, like Justin and Lucchese, have been in operation Born and raised in Germany, more than 5,000 miles from since the 19th century and designs were often trade secrets. the cowboy culture of Texas, Ulli recalls a cobbler shop near Even within the same company, sizes aren’t consistent for where her family lived. “It was small and dark and one of my every style. Also, the myriad variations of the human foot favorite places,” she says, “I liked the smell of the leather and make finding the right fit even more difficult. watching the shoemaker repair the shoes.” According to the sign outside, the store has more than 500 Ulli has been sharing her love for vintage cowboy boots pairs of boots, but two rooms have been added since that sign with customers since 1993, and it was in 2006 that she was was painted. Ulli estimates there are now more than 700 pairs given a new name by a woman who couldn’t believe her luck of boots in the store. when Ulli brought her some boots that got everything right. Where do all these boots come from? It seems implausible “Oh my...” she said, “I didn’t tell you anything, and these are that so many people part with never or rarely worn boots. They exactly what I want — you are a boot whisperer.” From then have different reasons, but the main reason people sell or trade on, Ulli says, “the name just took off.” them in is that they never fit properly in the first place. Time after time, Ulli has transformed skeptics into Ulli only buys boots that are in mint condition. A quick believers. “She has a gift,” they’ll say, or “She didn’t even glance at their soles confirms this. They’re all original and measure my feet – how did she know?” look brand new or almost new. Top quality materials and Ulli doesn’t claim 100 percent accuracy (more like 80 workmanship set them apart. Prices range from around $250 percent), still impressive when you consider that many up to thousands of dollars. The most expensive pair in the store on the day I visited were custom handmade alligator Lucchese boots priced at $12,000. It was in the late 1980s and ’90s that mass production, often overseas, started to take over the industry. “Computers do all of the elaborate stitching that was once done by hand,” Ulli says, “but real boot lovers want the real deal.” A visit to the Wild West Store isn’t just about buying boots. People come for the experience. “There’s no hard sales pitch,” Ulli says. “I want people to have a good time and leave happy.” She tells about a recent bachelorette party of about 15 young women who visited the store. A limousine pulled up and they all piled out, “everyone got boot whispered and they had a blast.” Ulli recalls one famous customer, Jimmy Buffett, best

The Wild West Store. By Dave Wilson. 18   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2018

See BOOT WHISPERER, page 20


The Cedar Chest Open Daily 10 am-5:30 pm 13915 Ranch Road 12 • Wimberley, TX 78676 512-847-1100 www.cedar-chest.com Spring/Summer 2018 Welcome to Wimberley   19


BOOT WHISPERER, from page 18

known to his “parrothead” fans for songs that portray an island escapism lifestyle. Members of his band had been patronizing Wild West for years. When someone asked, “What about Jimmy?” the response was a dismissive, “Nah, he only wears flip-flops.” It was quite a surprise when he came to the store soon after that, got the boot

whisperer treatment and boots that fit him just right (of course they did!). One pair was chocolate brown and the other was sand colored, from the 1950s or ’60s,” Ulli says, “and he bought them both.” Now the time had arrived for me to take off my shoes and stand before the boot whisperer. Despite the testimony

Bohemian Cool Styles • Colombian Island Swimwear & Cover Ups

Eclectic collections to inspire the flower child in you!

on the Wimberley Square 512-842-3372

from the “Margaritaville” singer-songwriter, a bevy of bachelorettes, and many others, I still harbored secret doubts that Ulli could conjure up my dream boots. I dreaded having to tell her that the magic wasn’t working this time. To my astonishment, in mere seconds, she clapped her hands together and said confidently, “I already know.” She disappeared into another room and came back in a flash holding up a pair of short black boots. I put them on, walked around the room, and they were so comfortable I didn’t want to take them off. Boom! Double fist bump. I’d been boot whispered. In that moment, I realized something. These pointytoed simple black (not shiny) leather boots with very subtle hand stitching were absolutely perfect. Even though I hadn’t

given Ulli a price range (usually the customer tells her what he wants to spend), the ones she’d selected were within five dollars of the price I had in mind. She assured me that finding the right boot doesn’t always happen this quickly, that sometimes it takes several tries, that she doesn’t get it exactly right all the time. “That would be too freaky,” she says. I didn’t buy the boots that day, but I can’t stop thinking about them and I know I’ll be returning to the Wild West Store very soon. If it’s meant to be,” Ulli said, “they’ll be here waiting for you.” The Wild West Store is at 13709 Ranch Road 12, just off the Square. Open by appointment only, please call 512-293-4890 to schedule. Store phone 512-847-1219.

Gracious Ladies ... gentlemen

... precious babies

a relaxedliving boutique... offering luxury items for home and apparel for men, women and babies along with gufts for the ones you love

on the square

graciousladiesliving

patio overlook shop an outdoor oasis featuring european antiques and garden treasures

101 Old Kyle Road • Wimberley, Texas 512-557-7415 graciousladiesliving.com 20   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2018


Men’s Fine Resortwear

“The Original Happy Shoe”

In Style Accessories

Larry & Kristi Broadway, Owners

512-847-1765

InStyleWimberley.com

OPEN EVERYDAY ON THE SQUARE

We Specialize in Stylish Comfortable Shoes Sizes 5-11

Merrell • Rieker • Aetrex • Bionica • Vionic • Taos • Tamaris • Bernie Mev • Alegria • BZees Tony Pons • Spring Step • Olukai • Arcopedco • Pikolinos • Glitter Flops • Cobb Hill • Naot André Assous • Rockport • Artiste • Cloud • Earth • Fantasty • Remonte • Romika • Volatile

Shoes made in Israel

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masterful metal artistry of

Tim Moore

by Ernie Altgelt

W

e generally think of our ministers in terms of their tending to a congregation’s spiritual needs. It’s obviously an important role that requires a depth of understanding, empathy and faith often coupled with an intuitive ability to “see” past an individual’s exterior and into the awaiting possibilities that may lie within. And then, after recognizing an internal potential, being able to offer the encouragement and guidance that can ultimately lead to amazing, positive transformations. The results can be quite inspiring. For Wimberley’s Tim Moore, beloved head minister of the town’s Church of Christ, those traits not only manifest themselves while functioning as a respected religious leader but, surprisingly to some, in a more secular way, as well. For the past 26 years, this tall, lean and laid-back Wichita Falls native has balanced his devotion for his “higher calling” with an equally intense passion for handfashioning wondrous works wrought in steel, gold and silver. And, in comparison with Tim’s “day job” his production of exquisite, highly coveted, finished items that initially were no more than unadorned, blank pieces of metal really can be considered a transformative spiritual process, as well. Add into the equation that most of this gifted man’s constructions reflect his “horseman” upbringing and, one just might say that this good shepherd truly has been “spurred” into action. Amen, Brother Tim! Yep, Tim has built quite a following outside of his appreciative house of worship thanks to his exceptional aptitude in working metal.

Hand made spurs by Tim Moore. Photo courtesy Moore Bits of Silver.

See TIM MOORE, page 24

Hand made belt buckle by Tim Moore. Photo courtesy Moore Bits of Silver.

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The multitalented Tim Moore. Photo by Ernie Altgelt.


Relax on the porch of your private cabin at

Gentle Breezes

Bed & Breakfast

Located on a working goat ranch 8 miles west of Wimberley, this is the place for quiet and solitude. The spacious cabin and relaxing porch invite you to sit awhile and watch the animals, sunsets and stars. Adventurous? Wander the 150 acres and enjoy hill top views.

BANDIT’S HIDEAWAY A Vintage Accommodation Bandit’s Loft sleeps 4 - $135 for 2

Bandit’s Cottage sleeps 2 - $115

On the Blanco River Small Dogs Welcome! www.banditshideaway.com • 512-847-9088

Wimberley Inn

200 FM 3237

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

• Walking distance to Wimberley Square & Blue Hole • Perfect for family gatherings or a romantic getaway • Home-cooked breakfast on weekends

Comfortable rooms in a beautiful, serene setting

• One bedroom w/Queen Bed • Living room w/Queen bed sofa • Jacuzzi tub & large shower • Full kitchen • Continental breakfast • Satellite TV

• Central Air & Heat • Large porch • Rocking chairs • Bar B Que grill • Privately fenced yard • WiFi

Pets & Children Welcome • $120/night Weekly & Monthly Rates Available

512-847-6110 • GentleBreezes.com

A Hill Country Hideaway 512-847-3750 • www.WimberleyInn.com Cabins also available for smaller groups.

1/2 mile stretch of Blanco River Access • Swimming Pool & Pioneer Town with a free scavenger hunt for kids to explore

Texas Hill Country elegance is yours at this secluded paradise, lush in natural settings, exquisite décor and gracious hospitality. We are your perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate wedding, retreat or meeting. Special treats: • Outdoor hot tub • 600’ of private access to Cypress Creek • Delicious breakfast buffet • Friday evening guest reception • Schedule an in-room massage • Romance packages

Upscale in-room amenities: • 14 luxurious private guest rooms • Whirlpool baths, Jacuzzis • Private decks or balconies • Wireless internet available • Flat Screen TVs, DVD and MP3 players

Sleeps up to 40 in 10 private bedrooms

Commercial kitchen & dining space for 40

512-847-2517 www.7ARanch.co 333 Wayside Dr, Wimberley, Texas 78676

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www.creekhaveninn.com • 400 Mill Race Ln, Wimberley, TX 7867

Find Us on Facebook facebook.com/wimberleyguide

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TIM MOORE, from page 22

The intricately wrought and beautiful, yet functional works — bits, buckle badges and spurs — of master metalsmith Tim Moore. Photos courtesy Moore Bits of Silver.

And, as a matter of fact, generally his output really is “working metal” meaning that most of what he crafts is not only intricately beautiful but, fancily functional as well. Belt buckles, horse bits, saddle hardware, law enforcement badges and, you guessed it, especially spurs, have become this modest minister’s hallmark. Since 1996, Tim— through his one-man company, Moore Bits of Silver — has been designing and engraving, stamping, soldering, cutting, polishing and more, all to satisfy a growing market for his incredible custom creations. The metal aspect of his life began in high school where he first learned how to weld. He began fabricating different things — often horse-related hardware that, while being very usable, esthetically reflected more of the barn or tack house than the art gallery.

But, since he was always a “doodler,” and could render almost any image two-dimensionally, it wasn’t long before higher aspirations in decorativeness followed. As Tim recalls, “Early on, I’d been learning by trial and error. When I initially started trying to engrave on and mount silver to my work, I quickly realized that I needed some additional training.” To that end, Tim signed on as an eager (and apt) student with Wyoming’s respected master spur and bit maker, Jeremiah Watt, to learn the essential techniques and intricacies that would ultimately move his creations to the next level. And, based on the unsurpassed quality and beauty of his current output, that’s exactly what happened – in spades! Today, out of his small, non-descript, equipment-filled workshop adjacent to his well-kept Wimberley home, Tim (after his congregational obligations are completed), expertly designs and fabricates an incredible array of gleaming, usually Western-themed items that, quite frankly, seem the work of a big city, artisan of the highest caliber and not that of a small-town preacher but, that’s exactly what is happening and, it’s wonderful indeed. Folks in the know, have been flocking to the agreeable pastor with requests for, as he relates, “Almost anything and everything that can be made using precious metals, gems, ivories and other natural materials then further embellished through hand engraving and etching.” The results are unanimously stunning. Visit Tim’s website at www.mooresbitsofsilver.com for visual proof. Almost all of his work is for custom orders which can be placed online but, if you’re in town and “spurred” to see more of his handiwork, give him a call at 512-847-5489 and schedule a visit at his workshop. This transformative artist would be glad to see you.

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It’s that time of year! A sun-kissed tan, flip flops, a toddy One in hand and the river or beach! Get your tan started at One-on-one sessions in a private & relaxing setting using Infinity Sun Airbrush and VersaSpa to enhance a subtle and bronze color

Blair House Inn

Fine Dining & Lodging Celebrated in Casual Elegance Blair House Inn 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr. Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-1111 Toll free: (877) 549-5450 www. blairhouseinn.com

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512-842-3372 • 154012 RR 12, # 108 • Wimberley

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Blair House Spa open to outside guests.

Five course gourmet meals on Saturday evenings.

Three day and two day cooking schools.

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THINGS TO DO, from page 6

shop market days

wine tasting

Wimbeley ValleyWinery Wimberley Market Days

Photos courtesy Wimberley Lions.

Shop Wimberley Lions Market Days the first Saturday of the month, March through December, from 7 am to 4 pm (rain or shine). You can peruse 475-plus booths filled with treasures along wide, tree-shaded paths, and enjoy a variety of food and drink. Live music begins at 11 am, performed on three stages. Wimberley Lions Club Market Day is at 601 FM 2325. There is ample parking in three Lions Club lots, plus other nearby private lots. For information, visit shopmarketdays.com.

climb a mountain

Mount Baldy

Old Baldy has been a breathtaking and iconic Wimberley landmark for generations. Also referred to as Prayer Mountain, it has been the site of many marriage proposals, boy scout camping trips, family traditions, and is also popular among those seeking to achieve fitness. Most just climb it for the magnificent view of Wimberley it provides. To visit Old Baldy, head north on FM 2325 from the Square. Go 1.7 miles and turn right on Woodcreek Drive, then take the first right onto El Camino Real. Go 0.2 mi to the dead end and turn right on La Toya Trail. After about a half mile, you will see the parking area and the Old Baldy steps.

go golfing

Photo courtesy Wimberley Valley Winery.

Founded in 1983, Wimberley Valley Winery has a history of producing wines in Central Texas with a “focus on quality and a wide selection to suit all palates.” Stop by for a tasting! Open 7 days a week, Wimberley Valley Winery and Tasting Room is at 2825 Lone Man Mountain Road in Driftwood. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. Call 512-847-2592 to inquire about availability and pricing. For information, visit wimberleyvalleywine.com.

Bella Vista Ranch

olive oil/wine tasting

Stop by the beautiful Bella Vista Ranch and taste the fresh olive oil they’ve been producing in Wimberley since 2001. Bella Vista Cellars is a winery also located on the Ranch. Tasting room hours are Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 pm, and tours of the ranch are offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Groups of 15 or more by appointment only. Visit texasoliveoil.com or call 512-847-6514.

rum tours & tasting

Quicksand Golf

Quicksand Golf Course is a semi-private 18-hole golf course surrounded by the charm of the Hill Country. Winding its way through the City of Woodcreek, Quicksand is a challenging, 72-par course. It also offers golfers a quality pro shop and all the amenities. Whether you’re a member or visiting here in Wimberley, you are welcome at Quicksand. Located at 1 Pro Lane, Wimberley. Call 512-847-9700.

Cypress Creek Reserve Rum

Photo courtesy Cypress Creek Reserve.

Using fresh spring water that feeds Cypress Creek and blackstrap molasses from the cane fields of East Texas and Louisiana, David Watson experimented for years to work out the recipe and distillation process and developed an award-winning crystal rum, vanilla rum and a gourmet vanilla extract. Tours Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. $5 admission includes a rum tasting. 1400 Jacobs Well Road. Groups of 8 or more require reservations. Visit cypressreserve.com or call 512-847-6874. See THINGS TO DO, page 34

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New to Wimberley Teaching Self-controlled discipline through the coordination of Mind & Body Since 1974

~ Traditional Martial Arts ~ Ki Meditation ~ Yoga ~ Fitness Classes ~ ~ Obstacle Course Training ~ Personal Training ~ 512-436-2048

10330 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley

www.HillCountryHapkido.com

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General Domestic Automotive Repair

101 Twilight Trail

512-847-3387

Wimberley

Life Care Assisted Living Center “Personalized Quality Care in a Homelike Setting”

Bring out the best!

Assistance with Medication, Grooming & Hygiene Nutritious Meals • Housekeeping Laundry • Large front porch Living area for reading, visiting, music & watching TV

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local events

EVERY DAY (EXCEPT MONDAY) Wimberley Glassworks gallery is open 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Glassblowing demonstrations daily. www.WGW.com. EVERY TUESDAY Hill Country Community Band. First Baptist Church. 512-858-7960. SECOND TUESDAY Linda’s Fat Tuesday. Cajun food and live music. lindaallencatering.com, 512-847-5464. Art Society of Wimberley (ASW) Meets. 6:30 pm. 100 Melody Way, Suite H. msalaun@austin.rr.com. TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY Wimberley Community Tennis. Evening sessions starting at 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9am Saturdays. All skill levels are welcome. Wimberley High School tennis courts on Texan Blvd.wimberleytennis.org EVERY WEDNESDAY Farmers’ Market. Wimberley Community Center, corner Ranch Road 12 and River Road). facebook.com/ WimberleyFM, 512-264-1637. SECOND WEDNESDAY Wimberley Garden Club meets at Lutheran Church of Resurrection. 101 W. Spoke Hill. (September - May.) Refreshments 9:30 am; meeting 10 am. WimberleyGardenClub.org. FOURTH WEDNESDAY Hill Country Neighbors. 10:30 am. Wimberley Community Center. 512-847-2849. SECOND THURSDAY Explore the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. Enjoy breakfast and take tour, learn about opportunities and events at the EmilyAnn. 9 am. RSVP to ltanner@emilyann.org, 512-847-6969. emilyann.org. THIRD THURSDAY Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House Concert Series features local and nationally known performers in concert. Wimberley United Methodist Church, wimberleyumc.org. EVERY THURSDAY - SATURDAY Live Music at Linda’s Fine Foods. Delicious food, beautiful music at 500 Farm Market 2325. 512-847-5464. facebook.com/LindasFineFoods. EVERY FRIDAY Bingo. VFW Hall Post 6441. 401 Jacob’s Well Road. Early Bird Games begin at 7:15 pm. 512-847-6441, texasvfw.net. First Friday Fusing Musings. 6:30 pm at Silo Gallery & Glass Studio. Free, all welcome. siloglass.com Concerts in the Park at Blue Hole Regional Park (in April). 6 pm-8 pm. cityofwimberley.com LAST FRIDAY Wimberley Plaint Splash. LT Custom Framing and Gallery hosts a BYOB, art and social class, 6 pm -8pm.715

FM 2325, ltcustomframing.com. EVERY SATURDAY Jackson Open Air Market. Shop wares of local artists and farmers; enjoy food, fun and more. Open at 9 am. 6341 FM 32 in Fischer, Texas. 830-935-2781. Tours at Jacob’s Well Natural Area. 10 am. 1699 Mount Sharp Road. 512-214-4593. FIRST SATURDAY Wimberley Lions Market Days. Shop the oldest and largest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country, where you will find more than 475 booths filled with everything you can’t live without. Free admission. 7 am to 4 pm. www.shopmarketdays.com. SECOND SATURDAY Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Trail. Art galleries around the Wimberley Square stay open late offering great art, wine and appetizers. gallerytrail.com. Free guided hikes at Blue Hole Regional Park. Hikes start at 9 am and last about an hour. cityofwimberley. com, 512-660-9111. APRIL 5 Wimberley Wine Walk. Tastings from 20 Texas wineries, food vendors, late-night shopping and live music throughout downtown will make a perfect night in Wimberley. wimberleyccc.org. APRIL 13, 14, 15 Wimberley Community Chorus Spring Concerts. Wimberley Presbyterian Church, Friday and Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 3 pm. wimberleycommunitychorus.org. APRIL 13 - MAY 6 The Wimberley Players present The Sunshine Boys. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. wimberleyplayers.org APRIL 14 The Wimberley Institute of Cultures 28th Annual Pie Social. Free admission, best pie contest, pie auction, music and tours of historic Zach House. 11am to 2pm at WintersWimberley House. wimwic.org. Cars, Bikes & BBQ at First Baptist Church. 9 am-3 pm. Classic cars, motorcycles, music, food. Free admission. fbcwimberley.com. Wimberley Merchant’s Association BBQ Battle. Noon to 6 pm around the Square. Live music and great food for the whole family.wimberleymerchants.com. APRIL 9 Starlight Symphony Orchestra. Wimberley First Baptist Church. starlightsymphony.org. APRIL 21 20th Annual Butterfly Festival at EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens. 9 am to 5 pm. Enjoy butterfly art, flight house featuring Texas native but-


LOCAL EVENTS, from page 28 terflies, nature activities, pirate and princess tents, games, concessions and live entertainment. 1101 Farm Market 2325. www.emilyann.org. APRIL 28-29 Wimberley Arts Fest. 100=plus juried artists, music, food and drink, free parking and shuttles. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. The Waters Point, 13401 Ranch Road 12. wimberleyartsfest.com. APRIL 27 Wimberley Business Expo hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Community Center, wimberley.org. MAY 5 - SEPTEMBER 2 See the Stars Under the Stars at the Corral Theatre. See what’s showing at www.corraltheatre.com, or call 512-847-5994. MAY 12 Wimberley Garden Club Annual Garden Tour. See spectacular gardens. wimberleygardenclub.org. MAY 25 Movie in the Park at Blue Hole Regional Park. “Jaws” shown at 7 pm on 3-acre swim lawn, with swimming allowed. Free admission. cityofwimberley.com, 512-660-9111 MAY 28 Memorial Day. Veterans Memorial Plaza on EmilyAnn Theatre grounds at 10 am.emilyann.org. JUNE 1 - JULY 1 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents The Little Mermaid.” Friday, Saturday 8:15- pm, Sunday, July 1, at 8:15 pm. emilyann.org. JUNE 9 Summer Art Glass Premier —“Love of your Light.” Afternoon of live music, glassblowing demonstrations, antique gin fizzes by Treaty Oaks Distilling, unveiling of newest lighting creations! RSVP at WGW.com.

JUNE 11 - JULY 27 Blue Hole Nature Camps. Week-long outdoor fun and adventure camps for kids ages 6-12. 512-660-9111. cityofwimberley.com. JUNE 29 - JULY 22 The Wimberley Players present “Little Shop of Horrors.” Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. wimberleyplayers.org. JULY 4 Annual Independence Day Parade. The “Best Little Parade in Texas” begins at 10 am on Ranch Road 12 at Green Acres through the Square to Farm Market 3237. www.wimberley.org. JULY 5, 6, 7 73nd Annual VFW Rodeo. Nightly competition events include: bull riding, calf roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, women’s breakaway roping, women’s barrel racing. Veterans Park. 512-847-6441, texasvfw.net. JULY 7 Big Scoop Ice Cream Fest. Hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at Community Center noon - 7 pm. facebook.com/campgoodsamwimberley. JULY 14-29 EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens presents “Robin Hood.” Saturdays at 10 am, Sundays at 2 pm. 512-8476969, emilyann.org. AUGUST 2-11 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents Shakespeare Under the Stars, “Romeo & Juliet.” Nightly except Sunday at 8:15 pm. emilyann.org. AUGUST 19 World Championship Stone Skipping Competition. Presented by The Back Porch and The Lodge at Cypress Falls. backporchwimberley.com. AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 23 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents

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111 River Road, Wimberley TX 512-722-3625 www.aloeskinandbody.com

“Twelfth Night.” Indoor studio show. Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. emilyann.org. SEPTEMBER 7-30 The Wimberley Players present “Born Yesterday.” Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. wimberleyplayers.org. SEPTEMBER 29 4th Annual Smorgasgourd of Glass. Enjoy cold beer, live music and hand crafted glass pumpkins and gourds, free giveaways, glassblowing demonstrations, activities for the family. WGW.com. OCTOBER 1-31 Scarecrow Contest. Charming scarecrows decorate downtown Wimberley. 512-842-2281. OCTOBER 31 Trick-or-Treating on the Wimberley Square. wimberleymerchants.com. NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 2 The Wimberley Players present “The Lion in Winter.” Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. wimberleyplayers.org. NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 28 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens Holiday Trail of Lights. 6 pm to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday and 6 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturdays. emilyann.org.

Land•U•Here

Concierge Pet Sitting House Sitting Personal & Corporate Assistance

Michele Langianese 512-847-1696 409-893-6530

landuhere@hotmail.com

Leesa Stafford 512-847-3855 11552 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, TX Next to Jean’s Antiques Appointments Tues-Sat Spring/Summer 2018 Welcome to Wimberley   29


St. Mary Catholic Church Weekend/Weekday Mass Schedule Saturday ......................................5:30 pm (Vigil Mass) Sunday English ............................ 8:00 am & 10:00 am Sunday Spanish ............................................. 12:00 pm Tuesday............................................................. 6:00 pm Wednesday - Friday ...........................................9:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday ....................... 4 pm-5 pm & by appointment

https://smwimberley.org phone 512-847-9181 • fax 512-847-5573 email: office@smwimberley.org 14711 Ranch Rd 12 • Wimberley, TX 78676

church leaders Rev. Wes Cain Wimberley United Methodist Church Reverend Cain is a product of God’s amazing grace and work within the United Methodist Church. Born and baptized in Burnet, he has deep roots both to the Texas Hill Country and what is now the Rio Texas Annual Conference. Wes attended college at Texas Lutheran University. There he graduated Summa Cum Laude in December of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Minor in Biblical Greek and, more importantly, met and married the love of his life, Jessica. Wes then attended Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Divinity. The emphasis of his learning was on ministry to young adults/young families and creative preaching. Wes has pastored a number of churches in a variety of capacities both here in Texas and in New Jersey. His experience includes ministering to college students, prison inmates and correction officers, youth, and the local church. Wes and Jess are blessed with three children. The family loves going on walks through town together and spending time playing in the water. For information, visit WimberleyUMC.org.

Rev. Jim Denham Chapel in the Hills Reverend Denham and Molly moved to Wimberley from South Padre Island where Jim served as resident Chaplain for Chapel by the Sea since 2008. From 1999 to 2008, Reverend Denham had previously served as Senior Pastor for the Chapel in the Hills in Wimberley. Jim has also served as Director of Chaplaincy Services for the Seton Hospital System, Pastor of Austin Heights Baptist Church and Hospice Chaplain for Girling Home Hospice. Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas in Austin, a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, and Clinical Pastoral Education from Baptist Hospital, San Antonio. “Let’s jump start the joy and happiness and see what God can do with our efforts to be his followers at our special place to worship, our church, Chapel in the Hills,” says Reverend Denham. Jim and Molly have three daughters and two grandsons. Molly is an Education Consultant. For information, visit wimberleychapelinthehills.com.

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Tim Moore Wimberley Church of Christ Tim Moore is a native Texan who grew up in the oil fields of north Texas near Wichita Falls. After attending school in Lubbock, he and his wife, Brooke, spent 15 years in the western Colorado town of Paonia, where Tim was minister for the Paonia Church of Christ. Tim and Brooke moved to Wimberley in March of 2003. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Wimberley Church of Christ meets at 15500 North Raanch Road 12. Sunday morning Bible Study is at 9:30 am, followed by Worship at 10:30 am. Sunday evening Bible Study is at 5 pm, Wednesday evening Bible Study is at 7 pm. (EDITORS NOTE: Tim is also an amazing metalsmith. See his story on page 22 of this issue.) For information, visit wimberleychurchofchrist.org.

Wimberley Church of Christ Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Ladies Bible Study 10 am Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm

15500 North Ranch Road 12 • 512-847-9357

Chapel in the Hills Interdenominational Church

Rebecca Sogge Lutheran Church ofthe Resurrection

Pastor Becky Sogge of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection has more than 25 years of experience as a pastor. She has served small congregations in Southwestern Minnesota as well as large congregations in the Minneapolis area. She grew up in Coon Rapids, Minnesota attending Augsburg College and Luther Seminary. She and her two daughters came together as a family through adoption. As a family they enjoy traveling, playing games and keeping up with each other through texts and Facebook. In Wimberley, Pastor Becky sings with the Wimberley Community Chorus, enjoys walking her dogs, golfing and exploring the area. Pastor Becky and Lutheran Church of the Resurrection gather for worship Sunday mornings at 10 am and welcome all to join them. For more information, visit welcometonewlife.org.

JOIN US EACH SUNDAY

Worship Services 9 am & 11 am • Christian Education 10 am Rev. Jim Denham Childcare Provided 14601 Ranch Road 12 North (next to HEB) • 512-847-9762

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All Are Welcome 101 Spoke Hill at RR 12 Wimberley, Texas

9 am Christian Education for all ages 10 am Worship

Pastor Rebecca Sogge

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Barbara Latimer, Broker/Branch Manager Hills of Texas / Sky Realty Broker/Owner at Hills of Texas Realty, Barbara merged her company with Sky Realty in 2015 to form Hills of Texas Sky Realty. Her 20+ years’ experience and knowledge of the market provides the highest level of service for her clients. “It’s work I love. There is nothing else I’d rather do, she says. “There are challenges to working in a rural market, but I thrive on those challenges. Every property is unique and interesting. I love problem solving and helping my clients.” Well, septic and Oak wilt inspections are typical occurrences for Barbara, but to urban agents they can be foreign. A local market expert and a Texas Monthly magazine “Five Star Real Estate Agent” for the last 8 years, it is obvious Barbara loves her career and is eager to help buyers and sellers. Her clients definitely count on her expertise, but they also love her approach. She’s the whole package and say things like, “We interviewed several agents, but we wanted someone we could connect with,” says one client. “Barbara walked in the door, and her enthusiasm and attention to detail won us over. She’s definitely the reason we were able to finalize the sale.” Originally from Houston and a graduate of the University of Texas, Barbara and her family moved to Wimberley in 1997. In her free time, she and her husband, Gaylan, enjoy boating, live music venues and exploring the Hill Country.

Betty & Steve Giannone,

local real estate

professionals

Allison “AJ” Harwood, JD, MBA, GRI, CIAS RE/MAX Real Properties The Owner/Broker of RE/MAX REAL PROPERTIES, AJ offers extensive knowledge in Marketing, Finance, Contract Negotiations and Real Estate Law. He offers professional representation for both Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate transactions including Fine Homes, Recreational Ranches, Waterfront, Commercial and Investment Properties. He is consistently ranked as a “Peak Producer” by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (HW area) and RE/ MAX of TEXAS. RE/MAX offers the most comprehensive collection of online information in Real Estate, so call AJ today to put his experience, the best technology and the very best brand name in the industry to accomplish your Real Estate goals. “I will make a constant effort to provide you with excellent service and I value the confidence you’ve placed in me and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks again for your support and the opportunity to be the trusted real estate resource for you and your family, friends and associates,” AJ says. AJ and his wife, Devrie, are proud parents of Heather and Holly. Call AJ today at 512-847-SOLD (7653) or drop by our new office location at 201 Stillwater, Suite #1 in the South River Business Park.

Linda Germain,

REALTOR, ABR, GRI, SRES, SRS

GRI, SRS, RSPS, MRP, Luxury Collection & Presidents Circle

Keller Williams Realty

Steve and Betty Giannone have lived in Wimberley and worked in Real Estate in the Texas Hill Country for more than 28 years. Steve’s background is in the mortgage industry, which equips him with outstanding value analysis and negotiating skills. Betty’s experience is in real estate marketing where she honed her skills at reaching out to buyers for national development companies. With their combined talents, specializing in marketing and transaction management they offer both buyers and sellers a distinct advantage in the real estate marketplace. Steve attended St. Thomas in Houston, and he enjoys watching professional sports and chasing a small white ball in Texas wide open spaces. Betty grew up in Chicago but moved to Austin for the music in the late ’70s. She also enjoys chasing the white ball, just from several strokes behind. Together they have raised three fine young men in Wimberley. Trust, integrity, stability and longevity are the hallmarks of Don Johnson REALTORS, the area’s oldest real estate brokerage. Founded by Don and Ann Johnson more than 50 years ago, the company currently has four offices and 150 Realtors. State of the art technology and an unyielding commitment to customer service are the tools and ideals we think give our clients an advantage in the real estate market place. Betty and Steve’s production is rated in the top 4 percent nationally!

Linda Germain has been a Realtor here in the Texas Hill Country with Keller Williams Realty for the past 14 years, since starting her Real Estate career in 2004. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Linda attended San Francisco State College, majored in Business, and then spent more than 25 years in retail management for major retailers. Outstanding customer service has always been a high priority in Linda’s retail career and remains her number one priority in working with her Real Estate clients. She is a member of the National and Texas Association of Realtors, as well as the Austin and Four Rivers Board of Realtors. Linda and her husband, Gene, moved to Wimberley 15 years ago and both are active, involved members of the Wimberley community. Linda has served a total of 3 terms on the Board of Directors for the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce, having served as the Board’s Chairperson for two years. She is past President and current Membership Chair for the Wimberley Community Chorus and Secretary of the Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance (WVACA). As a long-time volunteer for Alzheimer’s Texas, Linda facilitates the Wimberley Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, teaches caregiver classes for Alzheimer’s Texas and has been a partner in establishing and operating ‘Circle of Friends,’ a weekly Respite Program established through the Wimberley Senior Center that is in it’s fourth year of operation.”It is a joy to live here in Wimberley and an honor to serve and ‘give back’ to the Wimberley community.”

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

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local churches Chapel In The Hills 14601 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-9762 wimberleychapelinthehills.com

St Mary Catholic Church 14711 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-9181 smwimberley.org

Hill Country Cowboy Church 120 Green Acres Drive 512-847-9526 hillcountrycowboychurch.com

St Stephen’s Episcopal 6000 Ranch Road 3237 512-847-9956 • ststeve.org

Cowboys for Jesus 8400 FM 32 Fischer, Texas 210-389-6235 cowboysforjesus.com

Broker/Branch Manager

BarbSellsTexas@gmail.com

512-557-5257

www.BarbLatimer.com

Wimberley Christian Church 13706 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-3853 wimberleychristianchurch.com

First Baptist Church 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy. 512-847-9035 fbcwimberley.com Freedom Valley Fellowship 10691 Ranch Road 12 512-680-9765 freedomvalleyfellowship.org

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Spoke Hill at Ranch Road 12 512-847-3386 welcometonewlife.org

Barbara Latimer

Wimberley Church of Christ 15500 Ranch Road 12 512-847-9357 wimberleychurchofchrist.org

Cypress Creek Church 211 Stillwater 512-847-1222 cypresscreekchurch.com

Jehovah’s Witness 443 Jacobs Well Road 512-847-8129 • jw.org

Unity Church of Wimberley 455 White Wings Road 512-847-6587 unityofwimberley.com

14500 Ranch Rd. 12, Suite 2 Wimberley Mountain Plaza Wimberley, Texas 78676

Wimberley Presbyterian 956 Ranch Rd 2325 512-847-5292 wimpres.org Wimberley United Methodist Church County Road 1492 & Ranch Road 12 512-847-3109 wimberleyumc.org For more information, call the Chamber at 512-847-2201

Helping Buyers & Sellers in the Hill Country for 20 Years DR@DavidRouth.Realtor

David Routh 512-731-8389

SPECIALIZING IN WIMBERLEY and the surrounding Hill Country Local, Experienced & Knowledgeable

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Linda Germain Realtor, ABR, GRI, SRES, SRS

512-924-3661

lindagermain@kw.com

Outstanding Service is My Number One Priority!

Try our Mobile App Text BHHSMOBILE to 87778

Betty_Steve@TeamHillCountry.com www.TeamHillCountry.com Betty 512-633-8916 Steve 512-751-2628

Linda Germain

Whether You Are Buying or Selling, I’m Here to Service All Your Real Estate Needs...

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices luxury is not a choice; it is an expectation. With our expertise in the more rarefied echelons of real estate, we have access to properties that rise above the rest Ð and the acumen to bring them to your doorstep. For more information visit http://www.berkshirehathawayhs.com/

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THINGS TO DO, from page 26

local swimming holes These Wimberley swimming holes are renowned for their beauty and clear cool water. In addition, the 126-acre Blue Hole Regional Park is home to natural forests, wildflowers, native grasses, and gigantic slabs of limestone, as well as the famous swimming hole that is shaded by towering old growth cypress trees. by Bonnie Eissler

Jacob’s Well

Photo by Gregory Browning.

Jacob’s Well is an artesian spring (at a constant 68 degrees) that pushes water up from 140 feet below the surface, and its depths contain the longest underwater cave in Texas. Jacob’s Well entrance is at 1699 Mount Sharp Road. Reservations can be made for the swim season now at jwna. checkfront.com/reserve. The well reaches capacity often in the summer months. For information, call Parks Information at 512-214-4593 or visit www.co.hays.tx.us

movies

the Corral Theatre

A fun tradition, Wimberley’s unique walk-in outdoor movie theatre offers guests a chance to see the summer’s first-run movies like never before. Bring the kids,Come early to get an available chair or a seat in the bleachers. Or, bring your own chairs (no extended loungers, please). The Corral Theatre is at 100 Flite Acres Road. For more information, including current showings, call 512-847-5994, facebook.com/CorralTheatre.

Cypress Falls

Photo by Melissa Ball.

Cypress Falls is a delightful swimming hole that was created when the dam was built on Cypress Creek forming the waterfall and the swimming pool. Swimming is allowed year round at Cypress Falls. The swimming area at Cypress Falls is located in the Cypress Falls Event Center at 1 Woodcreek Circle. Wristbands are $6, with free entry for children eight and under. Call 512-847-6595 for more information.

boot trail

Bootiful Wimberley Have you ever seen anything like it? Spend some time enjoying the 6-foot fiberglass cowboy boots — painted by area artists — all over town! A project of the Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance, the “Bootiful Wimberley” collection includes 50 unique and artisticlly themed boots. ‘= Stop by the Wimberley Visitor Center (512-847-2201) or visit bootifulwimberley.com for a Boot Trail map.

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Blue Hole

Photo by Doug Carter..

Wimberley’s beloved Blue Hole, is consistently rated as one of the best swimming holes in the state. It is fed by the Jacob’s Well spring that also feeds Cypress Creek. Blue Hole is at 100 Blue Hole Lane. Visit cityofwimberley.com for details about costs (ranging from free for kids under three to $9 for adults), season passes, capacity restrictions (often reached in summer months) and special events, or call 512660-9111 for the latest information.

Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House

Susanna’s Kitchen

Coffee House Concert Series Music lovers, take adpresents vantage of Susanna’s Kitchen Coffee House, a monthly concert series hosted the third Thursday of each month at Wimberley United Methodist Church. This intimate smoke- and alcohol-free venue, offers the audience a wonderful Thursday, August 18 listening experience and Pie, Pizza & Tamales Doors Open at 7 pm • ALL ARE WELCOME hosts renowned Texas Adults $25 • Students under 18 - $5 Wimberley United Methodist Church artists. Past performers include Slaid Cleaves, Don’t Miss Bill Kirchen Butch Hancock, Ray WySept 15 • Admission $20 lie Hubbard, Dale Watson, Susan Gibson, Eliza Gilkyson, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, Kevin Welch and others. Doors open by 7 pm, music starts at 7:30 pm. Food and drink is available for purchase, including tamales, pie, coffee and sodas. Wimberley United Methodist Church is at 1200 County Road 1492. All are welcome, tickets available at the door. For more information, visit wimberleyumc.org/susannas-kitchen.

Ruthie Foster

Corner of RR 12 & CR 1492 • 512-847-3109

A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO Operation Good Shepherd, Barnabas Connection & Mother’s Day Out


local schools

AGES 2 MONTHS thru 5th GRADE

public Wimberley ISD wimberley.txed.net, 512-847-2414 Wimberley ISD provides public education to students in Wimberley and the surrounding areas. Children from pre-K through 12th grade attend classes on four separate campuses. SCUDDER ELEMENTARY Pre-K - 1st grade 400 Green Acres Rd., 512-847-3407 JACOBS WELL ELEMENTARY Grades 2-5. 3470 Ranch Road 2325, 512-847-5558 DANFORTH JUNIOR HIGH Grades 6-8. 200 Texas Boulevard, 512-847-2181 WIMBERLEY HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12 100 Carney Lane, 512-847-5729. In addition to a strong academic program, Wimberley High School is known for its prowess in UIL competitions. The theater department has a history of awards. The band is successful in marching and concert season. Opportunities for involvement in clubs and organizations abound, a strong sports program includes football, tennis, basketball, track, softball, volleyball, more.

Providing individualized child care and education in a nurturing, home-like, Christ-centered environment

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

(512) 847-7459

www.learningandlove.com

Katherine Anne Porter School Grades 9-12

515 FM 2325, 512-847-6867, kapschool.org. Free, public charter high school. KAPS mission: “We educate and empower our students with knowledge, skills, and practices to be successful and compassionate in school and life.” Accelerated curriculum, advanced placement (AP) courses available. Evening “Dragon Knights” program and a wide variety of unique electives.

private Wimberley Montessori School

Ages 3-13 45 La Buena Vista Drive, 512-847-6055 Providing a Montessori-based education for students

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

Ages 3 through sixth grade. 6000 FM 3237, 512-847-9857, ststeveschool.org For 25 years, St. Stephen’s has been helping students develop a lifelong love for learning.  

Zweites Haus School Of Wimberley

Ages kindergarten through fifth grade 1500 Fischer Store Road, 512-847-7459, learningandlove.com. Christian-based child care and education for children ages two months to pre-kindergarten. Also offers fun-filled after-school program including pickup from local elementary schools and homework help, daily, for children.

• Smaller Classes • • Well-Rounded & Challenging • • Character Building •

Now Enrolling for the Fall! PreK3 through 6th Grade

St. Stephen’s School has been helping students shine for over 25 years! Visit us and see for yourself. Call Today! 512-847-9857 St. Stephen’s Episcopal School • 6000 FM 3237 • Wimberley, TX www.ststeveschool.org Spring/Summer 2018 Welcome to Wimberley   35


more food trucks

worth the drive good food and fun for all! 12701 Nutty Brown Rd AUSTIN, TX 78737 cedarvalleyeats.com  /cedarvalleyeats

HEATHER H. BOBB

DDS

512.858.7200

heatherbobb.com

Changing Smiles, Changing Lives 331 Sportsplex Drive, Suite B | Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

Pig Pen Food Court 1005 W. Highway 290, Dripping Springs Dine under the beautiful oak trees in Dripping Springs at Pig Pen Food Court (about a 16 mile drive from Wimberley). Vendors include:

Pig Pen BBQ & Catering

Owners Bill and Michelle serve up delicious brisket, chicken, pork ribs, sausage, turkey, and pulled pork by the pound plus plenty of sandwiches, salads and sides, including coleslaw (broccoli and traditional),charro beans, corn casserole and more. Open Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. Pig Pen BBQ is also available for catering and events. Call 512-858-0060, pigpen-bbq.com

Burgergrille

Burgergrille brings back the simplicity of old fashioned hamburgers, with options including bleu cheese, bacon, grilled onions and mushrooms, green chilies, sriracha, and more. Plus, gourmet wings, blue cheese bacon fries, garlic parmesan fries, grilled chicken sandwiches, vegetarian and gluten free options, Frito pie and homemade Texas chili. Check our website at BurgergrilleDS.com to see our location, current hours and updated menu. Online ordering available. 512-367-0383.

Cedar Valley Eats 12701 Nutty Brown Rd., Austin, TX 78737 Cedar Valley Eats is a family friendly food trailer park, games and a playground for adults and kids. BYOB. Cedar Valley Eats is about a 30-minute drive from Wimberley. Call 512-585-3316 or visit cedarvalleyeats.com. Vendors at Cedar Valley Eats include:

Tia’s Kitchen

Everything is made from scratch at Tia’s Kitchen, serving breakfast tacos, pollo asado, enchiladas, tacos and quesadillas with tender smoked meats and fresh tortillas (handmade daily). Open Monday through Thurday from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, Friday 8 am to 7:30 pm and Saturday 8 am to 3 pm. 512-689-2205, facebook.com/tiaskitchen2017.

Café Ybor

Café Ybor Food Bus serves up a blend of traditional American, Cuban and Southern-style offerings including gourmet grilled and pressed sandwiches, soups, a great selection of salads and desserts. Open Monday through Friday 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. 352-339-2835, facebook.com/ yborfoodbus

Dripping Wings www.MercerStreetDanceHall.com

332 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs • 512-858-4314 36   Welcome to Wimberley Spring/Summer 2018

Buffalo Style Wings served with traditional blue cheese and homestyle ranch. Flavors are Honey BBQ, Garlic & Parm – Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Sweet and Spicy Asian and Buffalo (mild, medium, hot, ghost pepper). A choice of sides includes steak fries, sweet potato fries, fried pickles, seasoned edamame and a spring mix strawberry salad served with feta vinaigrette. 512-648-1432.


Jams, Jellies, Dips, Gourmet Foods, Gifts & Warm Friendly Smiles SAMPLE OUR Texas Pride Jalapeno Mustard Peach Salsa Peach Amaretto & Pecan Jam Jalapeno Jelly

On Highway 290 7 miles west of Dripping Springs

A HAMBURGER FROM THE PAST! Certified Grass Fed Angus Beef • Farm Fresh Hand Cut Produce Bakery Soft Buns, Buttered & Grill Toasted • Fresh Cut French Fries Visit our website for current hours & updated menu!

BurgergrilleDS.com • 512-367-0383

Convenient to Austin, Fredericksburg & San Antonio OPEN 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday

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Serving up delicious BBQ by the Pound Brisket • Chicken Pork Ribs • Sausage Pulled Pork Sandwiches • Salads Great Sides & More!

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September 22, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. Dripping Springs Ranch Park 29401 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Friday night September 21 Cowboy Reunion & Auction Jake Hooker Band 7 pm

Saturday night September 22

Window Treatment Specialists

Exceptional Rodeo Event 5:30-6:30 pm

Dealer for Hunter Douglas, Graber & Newman Shutters

Bull Riding 7:30 pm People’s Choice Band 10 pm

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Produced by Bo Davis, DVS Productions. Proceeds benefit Marbridge Ranch, the Jason Walford Foundation, RED Arena & the Special Olympics

Open Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5

Dripping Springs Trailhead Market 1111 Hwy. 290 West • 800-982-7424

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WIMBERLEY WELLNESS is now offering… State of the art radio frequency therapy for collagen and tissue regeneration and so much more. Helping you feel empowered.

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HIGH QUALITY & PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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333 Cheatham St. 190 S Seguin Ave San Marcos, TX 78666 New Braunfels, TX 78130 512.353.1776 830.609.7400

13320 Ranch Rd 12 Wimberley, TX 78676 512.847.2291

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Vintage & New! Destination Shopping for Texas, U.S.A & Australian brands. Boots, Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories. AKA The Cat Shop!

We Buy Boots!

Corner of the Wimberley Square • Open Daily • 512-847-1818 • www.wallstreetwestern.com

Photo © Mason Photography • www.mason-photography.com

Welcome to Wimberley, Spring/Summer 2018  

Meet Wimberley artist Lilli Pell. Get to know Jobell Cafe & Bistro owners, David & Jessenia Bober. Read about metal craftsman Tim Moore. Dis...

Welcome to Wimberley, Spring/Summer 2018  

Meet Wimberley artist Lilli Pell. Get to know Jobell Cafe & Bistro owners, David & Jessenia Bober. Read about metal craftsman Tim Moore. Dis...