Thursday, October 16, 2008

Buda Christian Church

It's been a while since I've posted, I'd been thinking of photographing our house and the church next door and thought I'd do it with my new through the viewfinder camera.
The Buda Christian Church was built in 1904 in Italianate classical revival style, our house next door dates back to 1897, and was deeded to the Christian Church in 1904.

I checked the records in San Marcos and found that in 1894 Mrs. Trimble sold the lot to Oliver Kavanaugh. ( for $25 plus one brown cow and calf and one sorrel mare to be delivered at once).

In November of 1894 W.E. Holtzclaw & Jessie Severn bought the lot and the house was built in 1897, the house was deeded to the church in 1904. A storm destroyed the church in 1909 and the house was sold to rebuild the church.

In "Clearsprings and Limestone Ledges" by Frances Stovall it says that Mrs. Ida Carter ran a boarding house. (they owned the house from 1913-1946) Then a family named Galbreath owned the house (we found the kids in the Buda High School yearbooks) until the 80's. Then it was sold again & fell into disrepair, when and Troop's bought it and restored it in the 90's.

Today, the church is lovingly taken care of by the HInotes and the Missionary Baptist Church and we live happily next door.
It really is perfect living between a church and a school.

( this small church would be a great place to have a wedding!)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer swimming!

Found this old photo at the 1898 store, wonder if it's past Budittes swimming in Onion Creek???

Monday, June 02, 2008

Buda Hotel

The Carrington House was once called the Buda Hotel, a train stop between the San Antonio/Austin Line. Some say Buda was named after the the two widow's who cooked at the Carrington House. ("vuida" is the spanish word for widow) It was a hotel , then a family residence and now a business office in downtown Buda. It makes a great location for shooting pics. I like the funky 70's wallpaper, but it would make a great wedding location like Green Pastures if someone renovated it. Until then, drop in, spy around or take a knitting class at the Yellow Sweater......also downtown my favorite antique store - the 1898 is only open on Saturdays and Sundays......

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nacho Weiner and Little Krishna

we even made a few seconds on klru's docubloggers

I'm a little late in posting photos from this years weiner dog event, There were no weiners dressed as luchadors , but there were some really great costumes this year. Puggy Fleming and Hillary Clinton and some cute chihuahuas. The girls gave the last of their money to the kissing booth ( a charity for rescued weinerdogs ).
At the end of the day we went out to Barsana Dham for Indian Food. We also met this little boy, his Mom said he loves to dress up as Krishna and have his older sisters wait on him!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nachoooo Weiner!

The Buda Lion's Club always comes up with a cool theme for their annual Weiner Dog Race and this year it's our all time favorite cult movie Nacho Libre. We can't wait to dress up Posie & Zula as the unlucky luchador's and see what other creative minds come up with!
Come on down for 2 days of Kitchy Fun on April 26th & 27th!

Vote for my MOM!

My Mother is running for the Buda City Council, Place 1 seat. Not only is she a GREAT Mom, she is also a GREAT citizen. She worked on the Buda Charter Committee for over 2 years helping to write the rules for our City's Home Rule plus she's been on the Planning and Zoning Committee. This is the first time for her to run for a public office. She will bring great ideas and thoughtful thinking for the future growth of our city. She'd like to KEEP it a great place for her Grandkids to grow up and live.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Destination Imagination!

We are so PROUD of our Buda DI teams! This was their second year performing in the Statewide competition.
Destination ImagiNation is a school program that builds creative problem solving as a team effort.
Teams of five to seven kids work together after school to apply creativity and critical thinking to solve a problem.
The challenges are designed to be solved in many ways, they are technical,mechanical, theater arts, science, fine arts, improvisation & structural & architectural design.

This year Buda Elementary had 4 teams under the categories:
D'Ive got a secret, Obstacles of Course, Switch & HIt or Myth.

Hit or Myth was a perfect choice since they're all so into Greek Mythology. They had to create and present a theatrical performance with an original Story about a Myth, Urban Legend or Folk Tale.
The Story must be set in a Nation other than your team’s own.
Design and carry out a Myth Investigation that investigates fact(s) about the team’s Myth. Present the results of the Investigation as part of your Story.
Create a Myth-Ecol Replica from the team’s chosen Nation, using recyclable materials.
Create two Side Trips and integrate them into the Presentation.

Hit or Myth won the Spirit of DI award and second place!

The Switch team won first place and will go on to the State Championship in April.
They had to perform a skit with a switch and built an architectural structure that held 85 pounds in two different directions!
Here were their rules :
Design and build a Structure made completely of Wood and Glue and test it for strength by stacking weights on it in two different Orientations.
Have a two-minute Stop Time while the team removes the weights after the first test and places the Structure on a different side for the second test.
Research a manufactured item, called a SWITCH! Item that can serve more than one purpose.
Create and present a Story in which the team demonstrates two different purposes for the SWITCH! Item.
Present a Freeze-Frame scene as part of the Story during the Stop Time.
Create two Side Trips and integrate them into the Presentation.
Congratulations to all the kids who entered the contest and
Good Luck to the Switch Team in the State Championship