We had a trip planned to the Big Bend area when we saw Visit a Sky Island [March 2016]. We decided to visit the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and were delighted with the area, exhibits and staff. We hiked the entire outer loop and loved every moment.
Thank you for alerting us to this gem. We look forward to more articles about great vacation spots around Texas.
Guy and Terri Charest | Graham
Fort Belknap EC
On September 3, 1946, James Batsell and I were married at First Methodist Church in Temple. After the ceremony, the wedding party proceeded around the corner to the Kyle Hotel roof garden for a beautiful reception. We were married for 66 years before Jim passed away in 2013. Our love and long marriage were due to our faith and that beautiful beginning in the Kyle Hotel.
Thank you for your article [Lofty Landmarks, June 2016].
It brought back wonderful memories.
Loddel Robertson | Brownsville
Magic Valley EC
Our family enjoyed the article on the Texas hotels, including the Kyle Hotel in Temple. There are still some Kyle family members around who remember the hotel.
My mother, Margaret Kyle Hopkins, lives in Seguin, and her sister, Mary Kyle, lives in The Woodlands. They are the two granddaughters of W.W. Kyle. I have always heard about the great bands and what a draw the hotel was to soldiers during the war.
Kim Hopkins Mueller | Seguin
Guadalupe Valley EC
Prompt Storm Recovery
A bad storm swept though Bowie County in May. Trees were toppled and snarled power lines. We felt like we were totally cut off from humanity.
The Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative team was ready to go just after the storm went through. Even though the damage was massive, our power was restored the next morning. Kudos to these great workers who worked through the night to take care of us.
I enjoyed your article on sustainable farming [A New Crop of Texas Farmers, May 2016]. However, the bigger the operation gets, the less sustainable it will be—for the farmers and the buyers.
Ray Miller | Rio Frio
When I was growing up in Garrison, my mother would take me “downtown” once a month where a small library van would be parked for the day [Community Anchors, April 2016]. I would select books, which would be returned the following month. The sight of the shelves of books in the van was unbelievably thrilling to me.
Jean Schwecke | Carmine
Pleased as Pie
I made the featured Cherry Pie today [Your Best Pies, April 2016]. It was very good. I drained the water in which the cherries were packed, measured it out and added a little bit of cherry jello for more flavor. I did not use red food coloring as the jello took care of that.
Tami Gifford | Blair, Oklahoma
Southwest Rural EA
Memorable War Effort
Recently I found the August 2014 Texas Co-op Power. I saved it because of the article United Skies Over Terrell.
I remember very well the training of the Royal Air Force cadets because during that time, I was working in the control tower at the municipal airport where the cadets were trained. I remember well the motto: “The seas divide, but the skies unite.”
Doris F. Harris | Texarkana