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Hill Country

Greg Harrison

Let a Mahler symphony transport you. Watch a Texas town turn into artists’ studio. And then enjoy some jazz at Travis Park. The weekend is here and it’s packed with fun.


Eli Cohen|Courtesy of the City of Wimberley

Hill Country residents are worried developers will scar the area’s scenic hill tops, and one town has decided to do something about it. 


Mary Bruton

If you're looking for a break from the heat, we’ve found a concert in a place where Mother Nature has actually programmed cool weather all the time. Musician Terri Hendrix said her Saturday night concert is not really outdoors, and it's not really the indoors either.


Steve Short | Texas Public Radio

Officials have no answers for what caused a gate failure at the Lake Dunlap Dam near New Braunfels Tuesday morning.

Phil Houseal

Kerrville's symphony orchestra's next performance is tonight.  

Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

Just up Interstate 10, about 50 miles northwest of San Antonio, stands a monument in a small town that's unlike any monument in Texas.

 


Nathan Cone / Texas Public Radio

“We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude,” Dr. Tom Arsuffi stressed near the beginning of the most recent Texas Water Symposium. The panel discussion, moderated by Katherine Romans, Executive Director of the Hill Country Alliance, also brought together District 53 Rep. Andy Murr and Texas A&M researcher Hughes Simpson to discuss the preservation of natural assets.

John Kuster

An unseasonably warm winter is impacting peach crops in the Hill Country.  Some growers say a low crop yield is bad for other businesses.

 

Jamey Vogel is the owner of Vogel Orchard between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. He’s also the president of the Hill Country Fruit Council. Vogel says peaches in the early part of the season won’t be affected by the warm winter, but the freestone peaches that grow later in the summer will.

In the middle of the Texas Hill Country, where barbecue brisket is king, a dinner crowd is throwing back crabcakes, fried oysters, flounder and stuffed shrimp.

Onstage is the establishment's owner, a 68-year-old Greek-American bluesman who's been performing for half a century. He is Johnny Nicholas and this is his Hilltop Cafe.

"Well, I spent all my money on a real fine automobile," he croons. "It's a custom ride, got a pearl-handled steering wheel."

Before Hill Country Opera celebrates its fourth birthday in February, it's celebrating New Year's Eve. 

"We have an event coming up in New Braunfels at the Seekatz Opera House," says Hill Country Opera President Arden Dorn. "We are hoping to convert New Braunfels to old Vienna, Austria."

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