The good news is that October is just about the best month of the year if you live in Central Texas. Usually the weather is the best. The heat is mostly gone and a few small cool fronts start moving in. Normally the temperature is great for any kind of outdoor activity.

When you have good weather then you have lots of outside things to do. Every little town and city seems to have a festival or some event in October. In fact, there are so many events that you can’t go to all of them. Within an hour or so drive of Dripping Springs there are plenty of great places to go. Look a few up and go visit them.

Monday, 10 October is Columbus Day. It is also Thanksgiving day if you live in Canada. If you want to celebrate a little early, go ahead and do so.

For all of our Veterans: Thursday, 13 October is the 247th Birthday of the US Navy. A big Happy Birthday to all our current sailors and to all of our Navy veterans. The US Navy has about 337,000 active duty personnel, and about 102,000 in the Ready Reserve. It has almost 300 deployable combat vessels and over 2600 operational aircraft. The estimated tonnage of its active fleet exceeds the next 13 navies in the world. You should be proud. Go drink some grog. Go take a boat ride on Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Stay out of the barrel!!

At the very end of the month on Monday, 31 October we have Halloween. Watch out for all the little witches and goblins. Stock up on candy to pass out that night. Put on a costume and act like a fool when you answer the doorbell. Just remember: It is Trick or Treat.

We hope that your October will be a wonderful one.

Summer is almost over… The heat will slowly start to fade a little bit as we move toward Oct even though September can still be warm and humid.

You should already have your Fall garden planted by now. Fall tomatoes do really well if you plant them in August and keep them well watered until we get a little cooler weather. They will produce until the first cold weather and then they are pretty much gone.

Go and buy your Texas Hunting/Fishing License. Get the Combo as it is the best deal. Dove season is upon us. If you can find the right place, dove hunting can be one of the most enjoyable times of your life. Start going to your hunting lease if you have one. Now is the time to fix up your stand and get the cabin ready. Clean up, fix up, mow the grass, fill your feeders, get your stands ready. November will be here soon. Pray for some Fall rain.

School started in late August and Football season is here! Go out and support the Tigers. We have a beautiful stadium and have also moved up and into a different district. Could be rough for a while, but we will see. (By the way we just won our first game in the new 6A division. We beat Vandergrift HS 30-23).

Traffic has picked back up. You know this without me telling you. Every year it just gets worse. Leave early. Plan your trips. Lots of cars and trucks on the main roads of US290 and RR12. Be careful and drive safe.

Monday, 5 September, is Labor Day. It is a day to honor and remember the social and economic achievements of the American Workers.

Sunday, 11 September, is Patriot Day, a very important day for all of us to remember. Never forget this day. Teach your children and grandchildren about what happened on this day. It changed our lives forever. See you at the Triangle on 11 September!

Friday, 16 September, is POW/MIA Remembrance Day. Please take just a little time to think about and remember those Americans who are missing in action or that are held in captivity. They suffer greatly and deserve to be remembered. Bow your head and say a silent prayer for them. May they never be forgotten.

Finally, one more important date–18 September 1947. This is the 75th Birthday of the finest Air Force that the world has ever seen. It was given birth by the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Army Air Force. In 1947, it became a separate Service of its own. The Air Force has about 316,000 Active-Duty personnel, 70,000 Reserves, and 108,000 Air National Guard Personnel. They have about 1355 Fighter Aircraft, 233 Tankers, and 118 Bombers along with many other miscellaneous aircraft. Congratulations to all the men and women who now serve and who have served in the USAF. We are very proud of you.

And thus ends the busy month of September 2022. Have a wonderful month!