Saturday, January 17, 2009


No matter what your party affiliation, witnessing the peaceful transition of power in our country is something in which we can all take pride. While most of us in Dripping will be watching on television, locals Kathy and Tom Duck, owners of Star of Texas Liquor & Wine are in our nation's capital this week to participate in many of the events surrounding the inauguration of our 44th President, Barack Obama. Tom is a lobbyist for rural water districts in Texas and has an office in Washington with a bird’s eye view of the United States Capitol where the swearing-in ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 20th. With their Washington "in", Star of Texas Liquor & Wine will play host to several public and private events honoring our new President. The Ducks are excited about their involvement and the chance to bring a Dripping connection to this historic event. “It is quite an honor for a mom and pop store in Dripping Springs to be able to participate in the inaugural activities," enthused Kathy Duck.

As it turns out, inaugural events are not unfamiliar to the Ducks, as they have attended the past four presidential inaugurations. They also plan to attend and participate as a sponsor of the Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball hosted by the Texas State Society of Washington. The Ducks note that the Black Tie and Boots party is the best party in town with over 10,000 people expected to attend including President George W. Bush.

Kathy and Tom opened Star of Texas Liquor & Wine in 2005 and moved to Dripping Springs in 2006. They are very active in the community and have sponsored numerous events for local charities and nonprofit organizations.