Category Archives: San Antonio

Signs, Signs, – Paris Hatters – Purveyor of Cowboy Hats to the Vatican

Paris Hatters

I love San Antonio. I go ever other year there for an industry convention. The riverwalk area is nice but so is white bread and homogenized milk. Away from the hordes on the river there are lots of interesting buildings and businesses. I came across this treasure. Paris Hatters, a cowboy hat store since 1917. Still family owned after all these years. (No I didn’t buy one.)

Paris Hatters Street

The store has sold hats to several US Presidents, a bunch of rock stars, but the customer that I loved the most was Pope John Paul II. 

(Of course it was a white hat.)

What is your favorite hat store? I’m going to tell you that next time I go to San Antonio I’m going to Paris Hatters and getting my own danged cowboy hat. Who’s with me?

Early Morning Texas Aggie Moon

Texas Aggie Moon

Them Texans sure like to fly their state flags. They fly them more than the US flags it seems sometimes. In downtown San Antonio they were flying the Texas A&M University flag also.

I’ve had a few questions from people who don’t know what Aggies are. Texas A&M is a large state run university based in College Station, Texas with branches throughout the state. It is a great school with outstanding programs in a number of fields including Engineering and Agriculture. They are well known for their Corps of Cadets which supplies the United States Army with a great number of officers.

The students are known as Aggies. Aggie jokes are a staple of humor in Texas.

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