Celebrating the Gift

From Judy Horton: Last night we celebrated Epiphany, the feast commemorating the arrival of the Three Kings at the manger in Bethlehem.  It’s not much noted in society at large but our Ranchers can tell you exactly what it’s about. It marks the end of Christmas and the return to normal life, or as the…

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Steven

Jerry and Judy Horton shared the following story. Several years ago a rancher I’ll call Steven received notification that he was eligible to receive “waiver” funds and leave Down Home Ranch.  He’d been on the list to receive these funds for several years. He lived at the Ranch under Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) assistance of…

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Arnie

Written by Judy Horton: Several years ago The Legends Golf Tournament was held at The Hills golf course in Austin. So off I went to get autographs, armed with a Down Home Ranch baseball cap and sharpie pen. Lots of famous player there and I managed to get Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin and Arnold Palmer…

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Is Overpopulation Killing Us?

Here’s a short piece that was in my email basket this morning  http://www.crisismagazine.com/2016/note-to-malthus-life-is-good I read frequently about the dramatic decline in birth rates in Japan, Russia, across Europe and many other parts of the world. Even in places in the Middle East like Iran and the United Arab Emirates. This doesn’t mean population growth worldwide…

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