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Burnet celebrates the birth of Christ at Main Street Bethlehem

The First Baptist Church of Burnet invites everyone to experience the annual Main Street Bethlehem on Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Housed behind what seems like a wooden fortress, the moment you walk past the Roman soldier guarding the gate and step over the threshold, you enter a time warp and are transported back to 1 B.C. Bethlehem, and the night Jesus Christ was born. Comments (0)

Great American Smokeout Inspires Women to Quit

It started at age 17 when she sneaked one of her mother’s cigarettes. Three decades later, Karoline Spengler-Moore was still hooked, averaging a pack and a half per day. Comments (0)

Get in the mood to dance your way into fitness

Ballroom dancing may not be the first activity one thinks about when the term “workout” comes up, but dancing provides people with a myriad of healthy benefits. “You’re not going to get ready for ‘Dancing with the Stars,’” joked instructor Rudy Gonzalez, who along with his wife Karen, owns “In the Mood Ballroom” in Temple. He said people will occasionally come in and say they want to do what they see on the popular reality TV show. “They want that experience. They come and realize that it’s really hard at that level.” Comments (0)

Explore the Painted Churches of Central Texas

Back in the 1970s, a young college student named Jan Opella wanted to show a friend the little country church with the tall steeple located about 90 miles south of Austin. Her ancestors played an important role in the church’s early years. About 1912 when the church was built, her great-grandparents donated the altar and chose the name, Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church. That church is one of the Painted Churches of Texas, 15 designated historic places built 80 to 100 years ago by German and Czech immigrants. Comments (0)

Lone Star Ag Credit

Lone Star Ag Credit is a rural financing cooperative with loan specialists who understand the needs of farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners because they live and work in the areas they serve. Lone Star Ag Credit has built and maintained long-standing traditions of strength, stability and service since they were established in 1917. Comments (0)

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