“I enlisted in the paratroopers, but the Marines decided not to drop any more Marines in the Pacific after a horrible tragedy in which some Marines were dropped in twelve-foot-high sword grass,” Harvey said. “I was rolled into the infantry as a demo man. As a demo man, I carried TNT on my back, plus gear in the front.” Because he had too much gear to carry a rifle, Harvey was supposed to have been issued a pistol, but unfortunately the corps had none to issue as supplies were tight. Harvey had to write to his mother and request that she send him a pistol, which she did...
During their City Hall hearing on Sept. 10, the Dripping Springs City Council, voted to keep the Conditional Overlay in place which denies QuikTrip the right to locate their convenience store on a 3-acre corner of the 10-acre property they purchased at U.S. 290 and Sawyer Ranch Rd. The CO prohibits gas stations and dry cleaners from locating at this corner.
The Friends Foundation will hold its 26th Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Salt Lick’s Pecan Grove, 18200 FM 1826, in Driftwood. The event will have music by Hot Texas Swing Band, silent and live auctions, and of course BBQ from the Salt Lick. The Friends Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides programs beneficial to the elderly and support to the local nursing home in the greater Dripping Springs area.
On Sept. 11, Dripping Springs' VFW Post 2933 and American Legion Post 290 observed the 18th Anniversary of the 2001 9/11 attacks on the United States-- NYC World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA-- with a Patriot’s Day observance at Veteran’s Park.
Leadership Dripping Springs held a graduation ceremony for its fourth class on Tuesday August 10, at the Hill Country Bible Church.
Leadership Dripping Springs is hands-on, nine-month course hosted by the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, designed to introduce residents to multifaceted aspects of the community—ranging from infrastructure such as health care and wastewater, to city government, to other aspects that make up Dripping Springs.