ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting on December 1st, the subscription rates will change. The new renewal rate will be $20 for the yearly membership and $4 for the monthly membership. If you currently have a membership, you will be charged the new rate upon renewal.

Hill Country BlendersWith Valentine’s Day just around the bend, it’s time to make your reservation for a Singing Valentine by the Hill Country Blenders. Last year, the quartet of Bernie Sachs (left), Norm Homburg, Chuck Meyers and Steve Taylor sang at Twisted Hair Salon and Studio in Marble Falls. Singing quartets will serenade your sweethearts Feb. 13-14 in Marble Falls, Meadowlakes, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, Buchanan Dam and Horseshoe Bay. The deadline for ordering a Singing Valentine is Feb. 11. The fee is $35. Make reservations with Jim McCutchan at (325) 388-4446 or or any other Blender member. File photo