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Texas hill country a world apart

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Leader photo by GLYNN HARRIS The Texas Hill Country is never lacking for beautiful scenery. There is always gorgeous sights among the thorns of this area.

The bouncy tune with upbeat lyrics crackled across the air waves on daddy’s old Zenith battery powered radio. I was just a little tot but I remember hearing Gene Autrey sing “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” One phrase from the song has stuck in my head over the years ... “The stars at night shine big and bright ... deep in the heart of Texas.”

I doubt that June Hershey, who penned the lyrics in 1941, ever turkey hunted in the Texas Hill Country. Obviously though, she had stepped outside and gazed skyward on a clear Texas night for her inspiration.

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