THE SWEETHEARTS OF DESERT
HEARTS COWGIRL CLUB
by Dorothy W.
Leanne (standing on the
left) and Jeanne (perched
on the fence) Beauxbeannes
are at the heart of the Desert
Hearts Cowgirl club concept.
These are the women who envisioned the creation of a
700 acre women's guest ranch
in the hill country 40 miles
Northwest of San Antonio.
These are the women who plan
to own and operate this
guest house and ranch. These
are the women who are gathering the strengh, capital, and
enthusiasm of our community
behind them to make this
wonderful place a reality.
So who are these women?
Who are these Beauxbeannes?
Well, to start with, the
first thing they will tell
you is that they are not
sisters (except maybe in the
broadest sense of the word).
The Beauxbeannes have been in
a committed relationship for
12 years, have owned land together for 10 years, and have
been business partners for 7
years. After this tabulation
Jeanne adds, "Now you know
you have to put up with a few
things for this to work!"
"We balance each others
strenghs and weaknesses. We
work well together.", Leanne
I asked them about their
current business, Women at
Work, an indoor/outdoor
maintance service with a
heavy emphasis on landscaping.
The business is located in
Matagorda county, just outside of Bay City. "We work
for the elite of Bay City
and we are out lesbians
there," says Leanne, "and
we take care of every aspect
of our service business."
Jeanne apparently keeps the
records of all transactions,
including bills, business
expenses, and accounts.
So why an all women's
ranch in the hill country?
They sigh. They love
the outdoors, horses, the
wildlife, and the hill
country vistas. They have
lived on and taken care of
their own land for ten years.
Both of them have been interested in horseback riding
since girlhood and for the
last 4-5 years have they
have been spending vacation
time on various guest ranches
in the Bandara, Texas area.
Jeanne explained to me that
an all women's ranch would
have certain advantages.
Even women who feel somewhat
intimidated by horses might
feel comfortable with gentle
horses and a woman rangier
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For details write:
BESEHT HEARTS C0W0IRL
c/o Leanne and Jeanne Beauxbeannes
Box 472 Bay City, Texas 77414
Beeper: (409) 244-8759
After a seven-year "Radical's Sabbati-
cal," Margie Adam is back. She will be
appearing in concert on Saturday, October
24 at 8:00 P.M. at Dudley Hall (in the Fine
Arts Building) at the University of Houston
The concert is sponsored by Hazelwitch
Margie Adam's music has reemerged
with the same insightful quality, as well as a
new maturity. She has written twenty new
During Margie's seven years of musical
silence, she redirected her life. It was a time
of personal reflection, what she calls "serious
Margie's first public appearance in
seven years was in September 1991, to an
invited audience at the Berkeley Piano Club
in California. The exchange with her
audience was a joyous conspiracy. New
songs and classic Margie Adam rippled
through the room in welcoming waves of
beauty, passion, whimsy, and power.
• The Houston concert will be held at
Dudley Hall in the University of Houston's
Fine Arts Building. Take entrance #16 on
Cullen Blvd. (near Elgin) and use Parking
Lot 16B. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $13.50 in advance and
$15.00 at the door. Advance tickets are
available at Inklings Bookshop, 1846
Richmond, Houston, 713-521-3369.
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Octz . io & 2.1
The popular Scratch & Dent Sale is back.
Bring those used books in for trade, or
just pick out some bargains, used or
dented but never driven over 40 mph. Sale
runs noon-6 pm Sat., and noon-3:30 pm
P.S. Inklings has been nominated for a
Pride Award (Community Business category).
Winners will be chosen by you, members of
the community. Voting is on Saturday,
Oct. 10, from 9 am to 6:30 pm at the Tower
Theatre, with awards presented that
******Thank You **********
The Desert Hearts Cowgirl
Club would like to thank Mary
Helen Merzbacher. Although
Mary Helen is no longer
involved in cur accounting,
we want to express our
appreciation for her help and
support during our early