Friday, October 31, 2008


On the way to meet with some of the folks who work for our little city, I passed the future location of Walgreens where concrete walls now stand, and my heart sank. You know it's coming (just look across RR 12 at the Home Depot or across 290 at the McDonald's), but to see that homogenous, pre-fab construction where an amusingly-shaped rock building and 100 year old oaks once stood was deflating. But after spending some time with the people who work at our city hall and seeing how very much they care about Dripping Springs and how much they want to do to keep our town special, I felt encouraged.

Particularly interesting is the city's recently acquired Harrison Ranch Park (on RR 12 across from the elementary school). This property holds real promise for Dripping who so often has to turn to other towns to host our events. On November 6th, the park's farmhouse will play host to the city's inaugural Wines, Sunsets, and Stars . The Parks Department will conduct an educational and fun event for adult participants to sample a range of Texas wines in the quaint Harrison Ranch Park farmhouse, on 64 acres of rolling Hill Country landscape. The setting should make a perfect retreat for wine lovers. The event is from 6PM - 9PM and costs just $20 per person, but you need to register by Monday as space is limited. Download and return the registration form by clicking here or call Ashley at 512-858-4725.