Last minute Christmas shopping is going to keep it busy at local stores like North Key Avenue’s Hoffpauir’s Ranch and Supply and Ace Hardware. On South Key there’s Rustler’s Junction and Coming Home Furniture and Gifts, Gypsy Sisters and The Shoppe on Key. In the downtown area along 3rd, there’s Rutland’s and Peddler’s Alley Shoes and some great gift shops like there at Peddler’s Alley and across the street at Petal Peddlers and a few doors down at My Girls. There’s the Antique store and Jones Florists and Gifts on the square and food and refreshment at both My Girls and at Eve’s great German food restaurant on down 3rd street.

There are also great gift ideas at Badger Tracks and plenty of last minute choices at Tractor Supply and the local Walmart and the other stores in the Walmart center.

For last minute Christmas fixings, the HEB on south Key, or of course Walmart’s grocery too.

With all of these choices, and others we left out, like local wineries others we didn’t think of, why would anyone want to get out on that busy highway to drive to some other town? Shop small and shop at home. That’s safe, and it’s good for all of us.