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Home is where the heart is Decisions aren’t always easy. Afterall the choices we make are what rules our lives – from healthy lifestyles personally to career choices to business over family – or vice versa. In most cases and in normal circumstances, we all have to balance business and family. But sometimes the decision makes itself. So when a serious family illness demanded time this month, the choice was obvious – family rules; some pieces of the heart are too important to dismiss. Family takes first place this month. Many of you know Dalton, my son and recent Texas State Communications graduate who has helped me in sales and in most all areas of the magazine with enthusiasm. He’s sharp, genuine, and driven to do better, and he does it with a smile. With a dream of sports broadcasting on radio, K-BEY 103.9 in Marble Falls, where he lives, has hired him full time to announce local news for the morning show – with sports opportunities on the horizon. I’m pleased and proud but miss him already – I know a lot of you will too. Our Canyon Lake Community profile this month is Don King – he’s a family man and father of four who has found balance. As General Manager of both public marinas on Canyon Lake, his position and performance is important to life on the lake for many, but he would scoff at that. He knows his job but is complimentary of his crew. As we visit, the door remains open with a question or two comfortably popping in. Composed but friendly and spirited, Don exhibits the self-confidence of decisions he knows were made well. When they come from the heart, you know it. Happy Father’s Day! Bill and Laverne Cudabac were featured as our Canyon Lake Community Profile for the April issue. Sadly, as many of you know, Bill Cudabac has passed away, but nothing can take away what they have both given to the community through their many years of service.

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“At 16, going to the lake to go to work was a dream job,” Don King says about his first summer job at Lakeway Marina. At 43, he pretty much still agrees. Don is General Manager of Canyon Lake’s two public marinas, but he does so much more. Don also serves on the board of WORD (Water Oriented Recreation District) and on the board at Riverbend Community Church in Spring Branch. He helps Operation Float A Soldier (OFAS), the organization who provides outings for recovering soldiers starting now through September. Lending a hand comes natural for Don, but above all else, he is a family man and he’s a dad. Managing a marina “is 24/7 – it doesn’t storm just on weekdays,“ Don explains. “.… but I do have a great crew. It’s labor intensive but it’s a labor of love.” Don fought returning to a marina all the way. It took Suntex Waterfront Management – who bought Canyon Lake Marina and Cranes Mill Marina in 1984 – many calls over many months to get him there, but he’s glad they succeeded. Don now oversees the many facets marina management entails inside and out, underneath and up above. In addition to the staff of 25-30 employees, he has responsibility for 458 boat slips, boat rentals and their upkeep, the Ships Store and stock, a restaurant lease, charters and the internal workings of a marina from financials to the electrical and plumbing, whether up top or underneath, knowing how much it’s rained from above (or hasn’t), plus the many thousands of visitors that come and go on most days of every year. “To run a marina, you have to know marinas,” Don said, “It’s not something you can be trained for in a short time or learn from a book – there are too many pieces that make up the pie.” . Don was involved in the Suntex purchase of the charter boat, MY Lakeway, a boat he drove when he worked there; Lucky’s owns it now. Offering it to the Wounded Warriors was one way he extended help to OFAS. With the marina informally their operational headquarters, OFAS stored provisions, life jackets, and jet skis there and had use of a pavilion for events (the Corp helps now); pickups and shuttles were by charter boat. For all the soldiers to leave shore at the same time, an email can go out to the Yacht Club on Friday night with numbers and as many as ten volunteer boats may show up by Saturday morning – Don’s proud of the turn out. While OFAS credits Don with the storage building he arranged for them, Don discounts his efforts, clarifying that Tesoro donated the building. To honor him, OFAS recently presented Don with a multicolored spiked wig that only a confident “Don King” could

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wear so well. He is unpretentious and modest but far from reserved with his easy-going, out-going nature shining through. Don is on his third two-year term on the board for WORD (Water-Oriented Recreational District), the park and recreation district created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 and voted for by Comal County residents in 1988. WORD bought the first rescue boats and jet skis for officers on the lake – there were no boats on the lake for law enforcement before. Board members are appointed by the Comal County Commissioners Court basically to provide a means for funding public safety and river clean up in the county’s unannexed water recreation areas ( It’s relevant to his job, but not required. Don grew up in Austin, he says, “when Austin was a small town.” His dad was Administrator of Austin ISD; his mother was a teacher (both are retired), as is his sister Dawn. Don attended Anderson College in Indiana like them but graduated from Southwest Texas (now Texas State University). Don and Jamie, his wife of 10 years, both repeatedly refused any fix ups to introduce them. Finally Jamie’s boss arranged a Christmas party just so they would meet. “It was pretty amazing,” Don said. They married in 2001 and a year later moved to the “Dean Compound” as it’s called in Spring Branch. Well known locally because it’s been there so many years – Jamie grew up there. Her grandfather bought a 65-acre ranch and gave his children each their piece, with plots now being passed on to Jamie’s generation. Don and Jamie attend Riverbend Community Church. Beyond his board position, Don was active on many committees and pitched in at the Church “a lot more than I do now,” he says, “until 15 months ago,” when they had their fourth child. They have three girls — 10, 3 and 15 months — and one boy who is 8. Being a good dad comes naturally to Don, but he needs quality time. When Don’s demanding work schedule limited his family time, Jamie started homeschooling the kids, using her resources and those his family provided. She has a “B.S. degree,” Don points out, specialized in long term health administration. Encouraging and helpful to her and in family projects, Don said, “We are opening a Charter School this fall at Riverbend,” using the facilities there. Don stays busy on the job or off. At the Dean Compound, he says, “We’re the third generation and we’re working on the fourth.” The father of four knows which blessings count the most. Merriam-Webster defines “at home” as “relaxed and comfortable” and “in harmony with one’s surroundings.” On or off the job – and generally in life, that describes Don King quite well. Canyon Lake Views Canyon Lake Views

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Don is the son of Wayne and Gayla King of Austin and son-in-law to Jack and Joanie Dean in Spring Branch. Canyon Lake Marina and Cranes Mill Marina are full service marinas offering boat rentals and repair, fuel, swim wear and boating accessories along with a friendly staff. To reach OFAS, call 830-885-6805 (see page 29 or visit To reach Don, call him at the marina at 830935-4333. JUNE 2012

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Who’s the boss? by Frank Haegeland

In the April issue we discussed the fact that it is not enough to be your dog’s best friend. Dogs need leadership, and if your furry friend decides that the humans in the household don’t provide it, then Fido will automatically assume that he or she must be the boss. We concluded that the question therefore is “what does it take to become and remain the leader in your dog’s eyes?” There are four simple rules I have found to work well for most people. Last month we discussed rule number 1: “The leader always goes through the door first”. Rule number 2: Who eats first? The answer: The boss always does. Dogs learn this starting shortly after birth while they are still with their mother. The most dominant pup in the litter will push the others aside in order to eat first. Unless the other puppies can find another nipple to drink from, they must wait until the most dominant pup has finished. As a result, most dogs assume that whoever is fed first is likely to be the leader of the pack. Consequently you should always feed the dog after you and your family have eaten. When I tell people about rule number 2 in my dog training practice, some people object that “I don’t have time to eat breakfast at all. If I can get my kids dressed and ready for school on time, then I am happy.” My response is that the rule does not require you to have a big sit-down meal. All you need is a cup of coffee or a sandwich, cereal, a glass of water, etc. The purpose is to illustrate to your dog that you always feed yourself and the rest

of the family before you feed him. To illustrate how important rule number 2 is to your dog, consider how our own childhood experiences can affect how we humans develop, and even who we become later in life. The same is true for dogs. Next month, I’ll discuss rule number 3: How to become and remain the leader in your dog’s eyes. Frank Haegeland is a certified professional dog trainer at Pet Galaxy, Inc. (, where he trains and treats dogs from all over South Texas. People bring their dogs from Del Rio, Corpus, etc. Frank has been training dogs since he was a young boy in his native Norway. For information, call Frank at 830-885-5335.

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by Tony Dunn Actually, lets talk pies. Generally, there are three kinds of pies: fruit pies, savory (meat) pies, and (my favorite) custard pies. Ah, if you have never tasted a home made, rich, dark, triple chocolate pie or a true sinfully rich butterscotch pie – you haven't lived. But today – it’s all about the crust.  In making a great pie, there are only two things to worry about: the crust and the filling. No matter what kind of pie you decide to make, the crust is the same. The crust is just a holder for the filling; it has no role to play in the taste of the pie, only in the texture. A great pie crust has virtually no taste, so that it will not challenge nor taint the delicious fruit flavor of the filling. It will leave  no mushy, doughy, or greasy aftertaste. A great pie crust will have a tender, dry, flaky texture. OK, how do we get such a texture? First, let’s attack the "tender" issue. Tender and tough are like cold and hot. For scientists, there is no such thing as cold. In science, cold is merely a term meaning "less hot.” To get “cold,” you merely remove heat. For baking, “tender” merely means "less tough.” To get “tender,” all you do is reduce the “toughness.” Simple? Yup. So what makes a dough tough? For any dough made with wheat flour (and a few other flours), there’s only one thing that makes the dough tough – gluten. Now gluten isn't all bad. In bread and many pastry doughs (using yeast as the leaven), gluten is necessary to capture and retain the gas produced by the yeast that, in turn, allows the product to rise. In pie crusts, we want just a wee tiny bit of gluten. Gluten is formed from three main elements: moisture (water), the amount of protein in the flour, and working (stretching) the dough. Kneading is the act of stretching the dough. We can't not use water – we need some gluten to get to the flaky stage. We can't use a "no protein" flour for the same reason. No, we can’t just dump some flour, water, and fat into a pie pan and expect it to form itself into a crust. The secret is "just enough and no more.” We replace some of the water with booze (alcohol does not create gluten), use a mid-range protein flour, and use wax paper. Next time – the "How To.”

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Buying or repairing jewelry? Buyer beware! by Carlos Collazo

As gold on the international market goes up, so do jewelry prices. However, some jewelry stores are telling customers that a small piece of gold used to size a ring has affected the retail price for sizing that ring (or repairing that ring). It has, but to a very small degree. Moreover, some jewelry stores are using the gold and silver market as the reason they have high prices on all their inventory. And yet, they won’t admit to using margins (or multipliers times cost) that amplify their gross profits even more. You, the customer, are being made to pay artificially higher prices than need be. This is not the first time international news report are used to artificially create higher profits. Much like shopping for the best gasoline prices as we buy gas for our vehicles, we must learn to be better shoppers when it comes to jewelry. Pundits say competition is good, but it’s the smart shoppers that make competition. Likewise, they are the ones which eventually bring down prices for all commodities. In these times of financial stress, it is the smart shopper who increases their buying power by price comparison. They also help the rest of us who aren’t so smart by denying businesses who overcharge excess profits, thereby forcing them to lower prices to stay competitive. Likewise, those of us who pay higher prices when we don’t have to force the defacto standard price higher leading to greater inflation. In this age of great communication sources, it behooves the rest

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The free radical problem

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Each day we are exposed to free radicals – unstable molecules that steal or “scavenge” electrons from other molecules. Many of the physical effects of aging are simply free radipH cal damage every single day. Exposure to free radical activity is a natural part of life, but in today’s highly stressful and hectic world, it’s possible to become e history overexposed and experience greater consequences of free radical damage. Environmental pollution, unbalanced diets, food preservatives and additives, excessive body fat, mental stress, and even breathing create free radicals in your body. When left unchecked, free radical damage to your cells accumulates and can lead to serious health concerns later in life. In fact, free radical damage can cause premature aging and is a large factor in the deterioration of health over time. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants that neutralize harmful molecules and decrease inflammatory diseases like gum disease, cancer, heart disease, etc. Carotenoids are an important category of antioxidants; they’re primarily responsible for the reds, oranges, and yellows we see in fruits and vegetables. In our bodies, noncarotenoid antioxidants rely on carotenoids to defend and replenish themselves, so that they can continue their cell-protective work. Therefore, a high level of carotenoids in the antioxidant defense network suggests that there are also high levels of other antioxidants. Research suggests that skin carotenoid levels measured with the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner corre-

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by Greg Jordan What exactly does it mean to build green? Too many people cannot answer this question. Many builders don’t have a clue. A typical home merges a variety of toxic materials in the construction process. There are numerous ways to incorporate green building techniques into the average home. The key is to eliminate or reduce the amount of toxic chemicals used when building. One example is your wall and ceiling insulation, instead of using pink fiberglass insulation (which contains formaldehyde) consider using recycled denim insulation. This product and many others can be found at your local green building supplier. Formaldehyde free fiberglass insulation is also available as an alternative to the more costly recycled denim. Another excellent way to reduce toxic emissions in your home is to eliminate the use of particle board in any pre-fabricated kitchen or bathroom cabinets. Particle board contains chemicals that continually off-gas and can lower air quality inside your home. Flooring is a great way to green your house and should be considered a room. There are many green Greg Jordanwhen is theremodeling owner of OMountain Homes and has been andBamboo remod- hardwood flooring is one flooring products nowbuilding available. eling homes throughout Central Texas source that grows like of them. It comes from a highly renewable since 1986. OMountain Homes can be a weed. Bamboo is very durable and comes in many pre-finished reached by calling 512-557-4790 or visit colors. Another choice is cork flooring. Cork also comes from their website at good a renewable source, tree bark, and is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Cork flooring has been around for a hundred years and has proved itself as a great alternative. Wood is always a good choice for flooring, but when choosing a supplier make sure Since 1986 M E H O

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by April Saunders Our favorite Texas Hill Country memories seem to always take place during the long, lazy days of summer. Times at the lake, playing baseball, and connecting as a family are just a few of the things that make this time of year so special. Of course, with this wonderful season, come scorching temperatures that challenge even the heartiest of Texans. Window coverings that did an adequate job of blocking the sun’s heat and glare during the winter months may now be letting you down, and driving up your utility bills. If heat and glare are a problem, energyefficient window coverings are available in many styles to suit your taste and décor. Plantation shutters are the most insulating window covering choice, and homeowners love the versatility of shutters. With their louvers tilted open, shutters expose up to 93% of a window’s view. But, with louvers closed, shutters become an incredible insulator, with the highest R-value of any window covering available, giving you both great enjoyment of views and energy efficiency. Often overlooked in a window covering plan are clerestories or transom windows. Many homeowners feel that since these windows don’t pose a privacy issue, there’s no reason to cover them. Once heat or glare becomes a problem from these windows, it is often a source of great frustration. The windows are high off the ground and difficult to reach, so installing and operating a window covering in them seems impossible. Recent innovations in shutter motorization technology address these frustrations. Imagine having insulating shutters covering these high windows that you could adjust with just the touch of

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As you probably have guessed by now, I am all about total wellness and fitness. Last month I talked about the misconception that Alzheimer’s is entirely genetic and unpreventable. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Center on Aging, after much research, believes that Alzheimer’s, like heart disease and cancer, develop over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity, depression, education, nutrition, sleep and mental, physical and social activity. In other words, it isn’t just a disease that starts in old age. According to UCLA research, there are five things you can do now to help save your child from Alzheimer’s and memory loss later in life. 1. Prevent head blows by insisting your child wears a helmet during biking, skating, skiing, baseball, football, hockey and all contact sports. Repetitive unnoticed concussions can cause damage, leading to memory loss and Alzheimer’s years later. 2. Encourage language skills. A teenager who is a superior writer is eight times more likely to escape Alzheimer’s in late life than a teen with poor linguistic skills. Teaching your young children to be fluent in two or more languages makes them less vulnerable. 3. It appears that the more years of formal schooling and/or college is a powerful Alzheimer’s deterrent according to a University of Cambridge study. 4.Stimulation. Keep your child’s brain busy with physical, mental and social activities and novel experiences. All of the above contribute to a bigger, better functioning brain with more so-called ‘cognitive reserve’. 5. Spare the junk food. Lab animals raised on berries, spinach and high omega-3 fish have great memories in old age. Those overfed sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup in soft drinks, saturated fat and trans fats become overweight and diabetic, with smaller brains and impaired memories as they age, a prelude to Alzheimer’s. It is nice to know we can do things to deter such a horrible disease. We, as mature adults, can benefit from following these same suggestions: Stay active in mind and bod and learn new and different things and teaching them to others. How about that sports fans? Villa Jean Tiller has a BS in Behavioral Science and a Masters of Divinity Degree. She practices whole body health daily combining socialization, exercise, good nutrition, environment, and spirituality and will help you with a suitable exercise program, good nutrition plan and a healthy outlook. For information, call 830-964-6046.

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Get it in writing, the sure fire cure for amnesia. Many agreements are verbal, which is fine if both sides are satisfied with the performance of the other party. Most contracts written by an attorney will contain what we refer to as a “merger clause”. Essentially it states the written agreement is the entire agreement, any prior agreements if not incorporated in the written agreement are not valid, and furthermore any change or modification must be in writing and signed by the parties. In the performance of any agreement, there is an ongoing developing relationship. This can make it difficult to make a demand on the other party to make a simple change in writing. The Texas Property Code is very specific about certain kinds Septic Systems Maintenance Provider of contracts must be in writing in order to file material and me830-968-4202 chanic’s liens. In addition, we have the Statute of Frauds, origiStephen Salyer • Canyon Lake nally a common law concept from the old country. The basis of it is if you get it in writing, it will eliminate the amount of frauds Quality Workmanship perpetrated on unsuspecting parties. Computer Diagnostics ASE Certified A/C, Brakes, Tune Ups In Texas, it has been formally codified in Chapter 26 of the 30 years Experience 4x4 & Diesel Texas Business and Commerce Code, CHAPTER 26. STATUTE OF FRAUDS, § 26.01. PROMISE OR AGREEMENT MUST BE IN WRITING. (a) A promise or agreement described in Sub830.899.2525 • section (b) of this section is not enforceable unless the promise M-F 8-5 Kirby Westmoreland, Owner or agreement, or a memorandum of it, is (1) in writing, and (2) All Makes & Models 7735 FM 2673 Foreign & Domestic Canyon Lake 78133 1/8 2010 @ $130 -- cgGaramond Bold is fontor agreement signedVGuide by the person to be charged with the promise or by someone lawfully authorized to sign for him. (b) Subsection (a) of this section applies to: (1) a promise by an executor or administrator to answer out of his own estate for any debt or AT T O R N E Y S AT L AW damage due from his testator or intestate; (2) a promise by one 1/12 for CLViews Column April10 NEW! person to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another Ofc: 830-899-3259 8115 of FM 2673 person; (3) an agreement made on consideration marriage Cell: Canyon Lake or on210-863-6340 consideration of nonmarital conjugal cohabitation; (4) a contract for the sale of real estate; (5) a lease of real estate for a term longer than one year; (6) an agreement which is not to be performed within one year from the date of making the agreement; (... plus some other stuff about oil and gas and promised SWITCH TO cures by doctors). Bottom line is, if you want an agreement to be enforceable, get it in writing. Next month’s article will deal with real property and written agreements. Charles Sullivan is the founder of Sullivan & Associates, PLLC. You can quote me on that. His practice is primarily in business, personal injury, real estate Only Allstate puts their money where their mouth is. litigation, family, criminal and specializing in probates, wills, and Introducing the Claim Satisfaction Guarantee. You’ll be trusts as well. He can be reached at 830-899-3259 for more inhappy with your claim experience, or you’ll get a six-month formation. credit on your premium. Sound good? Call me today.


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Folks this is going to be a serious one. These guys are no fun and I can’t think of anything to say that’s humorous about them. I’m talking about Brown Recluse Spiders. I find it ironic that we started seeing them the week of April 15th--a period when other very evil things are happening! Here’s some bio info. They are about 1/2 inch in length and are golden brown in color with long, thin legs. They’re most easily identified by a dark brown or black fiddle/violin shaped marking near the head region. Youngsters are slow to mature, resemble the adults and take 10 to 12 months to mature. Mating season is February through October with the greatest egg production occurring May through August. Females can produce up to 5 egg sacs per season with as many as 300 eggs per sac! Things can get nasty in a hurry. They are nocturnal hunters preying on small insects. They do not use their webs which are irregular in shape to trap their prey. I’ve personally found them to be really fast so if you’re chasing one, be sure to get your “game on” beforehand. It is extremely difficult to identify a Brown Recluse spider bite. All spider bites will have two fang marks. Another problem is you probably won’t feel it and you may or may not have a reaction to it. If you do react it may be hours or up to a week later. Symptoms and tissue damage can be horrific and even return in some people. There is an excellent “Brown Recluse First Aid Kit” (1-888-recluse) that was developed by a victim bitten in 1999. The medical community was not helping and her wound was worsening. After much prayer and experimentation, she and her husband discovered a remarkable all natural product that works. It even works on old wounds and other insect bites. You can “Google” it! All of our vehicles will soon be so equipped. People, store bought products will not work on these creatures. You have got to call a Professional. The service is very involved and extensive. Identification is the key. Don’t go Arachnophobic on me. We can fix it. Terry and Valerie Schroller, owners of Alternative Pest Control, have been in the pest control business since 1976. Their license categories include General Pests, Termites, Weeds and Lawn and Ornamentals. For more information, call 830-899-5400 or email them through their website. They want you to see it!

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Insects in your garden by Bobby Barclay

Our mild winter of 2011-12 was very comfortable for us, but it was also very cozy for insects that thrive in the spring. Have you noticed that populations of mosquitoes, flies, fleas, and katydids are huge this year? This overpopulation of spring pests was caused by too many insects and their eggs surviving the winter months. Our nice, wet winter and spring also provided a fertile environment for insects. The negative effects of mosquitoes and fleas are known by all. My wife seems to think she is their favorite flavor. Flies can also sting and some species even burrow into animals boring a hole in their flesh for larvae to feast and grow. Both potentially spread disease and unhealthful conditions. Katydids and grasshoppers enjoy munching on many types of leaves, but they seem to find new growth oak leaves and stems most delectable. Note the green leaves on the ground around oaks caused by the stems of the leaves being chewed away. So what’s a gardener to do? A multi-pronged approach is best. First, try to eliminate breeding grounds for flies and mosquitoes. Dump any standing water sources to minimize mosquito larvae development. Clean up areas where flies like to lay eggs or remove them from habited areas. If you see maggots, you will soon have flies. Introducing and cultivating natural enemies can be beneficial. Ladybugs kill aphids, for example. Beneficial nematodes are great for eliminating grubs because they use the larvae as a host for their young eventually killing the host. Attracting birds with feeders will help control grasshoppers, katydids, web worms, and caterpillars. Products that don’t contain poisons such as neem oil, orange oil and diatomaceous earth (DE) are effective on many crawling insects. The oils prevent respiration through their bodies; DE cuts them to bits with its sharp particles (a fun thing to think of, if you dislike them). If you feel you must use poisons, Sevin dust is a popular remedy for vegetable gardens. It’s relatively safe around edible plants, but thorough washing of produce is recommended. Permethrin containing products can treat large areas infested with insects such as flies and crawling insects. Because it’s derived from plants’ natural defensive chemicals, it’s relatively safe to use around animals. Of course, always follow directions. When in doubt, consult a reputable exterminator. APC is an excellent problem solver in our area and can be trusted to do it right and do it safe. Bobby Barclay is a fifteen year resident of Canyon Lake. He has been beautifying the area for 12 years through innovative landscape designs, hardscape construction utilizing native materials, and xeriscape artistry. For more information, he can be reached at 830-899-5000.

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Startzville Summer Meal Program (SSMP) is a summer program that delivers a supply of kid-friendly food to each child’s home. The program was founded in 2011 in response to the growing concern within the community over meals elementary students would not have through the summer break. During the school year many children receive their only two meals through the school lunch program and take home a large zip lock bag of food for the weekend. Growing concern in the community over elementary school children whose families in need, in conjunction with the challenging economy and the lack of personal and mass transportation in this rural community, find it difficult to obtain the assistance often provided by local food pantries and churches. While the initial goal was to assist 40 children through the summer break, the program had 73 participants by the end of 2011. With donations from private donors, SSMP provided support beyond the food deliveries to include socks and a new pair of shoes for every student to begin the new school year. A coat drive was held to ensure each child had a warm jacket or coat for the cold weather, and food distribution was provided during December’s holiday break. SSMP partnered with a group of private donors to deliver approximately 50 lbs of food and a home-cooked holiday dinner that included a smoked turkey, dressing, dessert and several other trimmings per family. SSMP has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank and the local Community Resource and Recreation Center (CRRC), an established non-profit 501(c)3 organization to provide the children with a one-week supply of food delivered weekly by volunteers. Operated solely by volunteers, the program includes several elementary school teachers that take the well being of their students to heart. Generous donations made it possible to start and to continue the program; however, as the need to assist additional children grows so does the need for additional funding. For more information, call 210-325-6299. All checks should be made payable to CRRC - Startzville Summer Meal Program; receipts for the tax deductible donation are provided on request.

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This one’s for you, Dad!

by Steve Sherman Last month I mentioned my father-in- longer exists or has been swallowed up by a larger town. law’s adventures at Pearl Harbor. I thought After the war, Dad landed in Dallas, went back to art school, for Father’s Day, I would salute my dad. met my mom, got married and settled in Houston where he beMy dad was in WWII, also. In the Army, gan working for a nationally known advertising agency. I rehe was a cartographer. He was sort of a hu- member that sometimes on the weekends (when he didn’t have man GPS, going out in front to map the way a deadline to meet), he would pull out his paints and work on an for others to follow. Dad was also an artist. occasional painting. He kept his sketch book and pencils with When Dad retired, he was finally able to realize his dream. him all the time. Our family still has some of those sketches. He and Mom had bought a little farm in Brookshire. My brother One in particular, a drawing of a tiny village in Germany is and I worked on the barn and converted it into a studio for him to hanging in my house. paint and draw in. Finally, he had some space to work in that was Dad sat hiding in some trees and bushes to do the drawing. comfortable and without kids underfoot. He left us with some An artist friend was hiding with him trying to do a watercolor of wonderful art that spans his art career. We have his five-minute the town, but his paints kept freezing. live nude sketches from his art school days all the way through In the drawing, you can see German soldiers plodding to his painting of a peaceful Texas farm scene. Paint on, Pop. through the snow, a tank is parked under some trees and a Steve is the store manager at Canyon Lake ACE Hardware. stove pipe is poking out of Your local Ace Hardware is the guardhouse. These are the Wimberley Ace Canyon Lake Ace routinely a knowledgeable minor things in the drawing. Phone: 830-964-2797 Phone: 512-847-2356 source of information on a What stands out is the beauti- 1150 FM 2673 14307 Ranch Road 12 wide variety of subjects that Wimberley, TX 78676 ful architecture of the build- Canyon Lake, TX 78133 pertain to all the products they ings in the village. I have tried offer that can be great help on to locate this town and hoped Unbeatable Customer Service, Do-It-Yourself projects you to visit it someday, but to no Selection, Competitive Prices, undertake. For more informaavail. Apparently it either no and Close to Home The helpful place. tion, call 830-964-2797.

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June 2012

22nd Annual Independence PARADE • 4th of July • 10am Sponsored by Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800

92 Year Old Wood Carver of 25 years gives FREE lessons at CRRC Senior Center

Deadline for parade entries is June 21st. Late submissions are considered but a lot of prep work is required. To help offset the cost of parade trophies and food, raffle tickets are for sale for $1 each (or six for $5) at Post 8800 in Startzville – this year’s raffle items are a 46-inch flat screen TV and two $100 gift cards for purchase in the Canteen or in the Hall during Hamburger Night. For many years, the Post has offered special food nights on Wednesday, during Bingo on Thursdays, and on Fridays to help fund their projects. From 5pm until 8, Wednesdays are Family Night with a different Special each week rather than the usual full menu. The kitchen is open Thursday night during Bingo and Hamburger Night every Friday. The Post also holds a Texas Hold’em card game once a month. The date is posted on their marque or call the Canteen, which normally serves as the call center for general information or to leave a message. The Canteen opens at 2pm except Sunday when they open at 1pm. Call 830-227-5814 for parade information.

Bernie Dillon, a wood carver for 25 of his 92 years, shares his skills Thursdays at the CRRC Senior Center. His free lessons teach a technique called chip carving, which produces flat, two-dimensional pieces of work and has been practiced for thousands of years. Every hand carver has their own signature style, developed liked handwriting after some practice. Bernie has noticed that after two months of practicing with him an hour a week, his students are developing a style (or signature) of their own. Also a professional carpenter, techniques Bernie demonstrates and teaches to his students can be used to design anything from carvings of animals and flowers to geometric patterns. Bernie started attending the CRRC “Dam Senior” Thursdays last summer after a neighbor told him about it. His lessons are at 10am on Thursdays at the CRRC Senior Center, located inside the Community Centers. For information, call 830-964-2937.

CLHS OCTAGON CLUB touted as “Crown Jewel”

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Optimist Club of Canyon Lake earns Honor Club status

In just the second year following their charter locally, the Optimist Club of Canyon Lake has been notified by Optimist International that it’s been designated as an "Honor Club" for the year 2010/11! The Optimists have been very busy living up to their motto, "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." The “crown jewel” of their accomplishments was helping CLHS students build the Octagon Club to give high school students the opportunity for community service. Many Octagon projects combine with Optimists such as Adopt-a-Highway and Float-a-Soldier for Wounded Warriors, while others, like supporting New Life Center and the Halloween Fun Fest, are their own special focus. These are extraordinary young people are now learning the satisfaction of "giving back" to the community and youth, while running their own organization. And when these high schoolers work with younger ones, as coaches and role models and so on, they really are actively pursuing, enjoying, and completing the circle of “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” – the younger ones in turn will teach another generation – so the cycle continues. Powerful stuff. Other Optimist projects completed were Oratorical & Essay $2,500 scholarship competition, Youth Appreciation Week, Flag Football, support for Hawk Sports Camp and the CLHYF inaugural boot camp as well as with CLHS on other projects. With a very dedicated membership, the Optimists are committed to continue to make a positive impact on the Canyon Lake community. For more information, call 830-935-2578.

English Language Summer Classes ~ All Levels Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am–Noon at TPML

English Language Classes will be taught by Chaundel Johnson, Adult Education Instructor for Community Action, who has five years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language, PreGED and GED classes, Citizenship and Civics. Classes through June and July, except for the 4th of July, start Monday, June 4 at 10am and include conversational fun in English, computer and literacy skills, games, and a hands-on project for language practice.

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God’s Answers for Today’s issues • JUNE 10 ~ Glorification: God’s Finalization of Liberty • JUNE 17 ~ When Christians Fight Each Other: Part 1 • JUNE 24 ~ When Christians Fight Each Other: Part 2 • JULY 1st ~ American Christian Roots

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by Jim Dannehy Trade in your old master bathtub or shower for a new luxurious walk-in shower. According to the National Board of Realtors, money invested in remodeling bathrooms and kitchens will increase the value of the home more than any other remodeling project; therefore increasing the home’s listing price if or when you list it for sale. Here are some ideas to consider. Replace the old cramped plastic shower or tub with an updated spacious shower area. Tile showers last longer and increase the value to your home. Old plastic shower stalls or tubs date the home and make a potential homebuyer think remodel! You have unlimited options of sizes and styles with a custom designed tile shower, using materials from natural slate, marble, granite and travertine to porcelain and ceramic tiles. Adding deco pieces as adornments creates a luxury spa experience in your own home. Cleaning and maintaining tile showers is much easier than using elbow grease to clean plastic shower enclosures or bathtub showers. Many choices are available for you to create your own lush shower environment: custom fixtures, multiple shower heads, nozzles, and massage jets on the wall to rainwater heads in the center of your shower streaming down letting you feel as though you are in the middle or a rainforest. You choose what your budget can afford. When designing showers for seniors (if you intend to retire there, or a possible sale to that group), consider convenience. If possible, use a door-less entrance or one wide enough for easy entry. Inside the shower, add handles, grab bars and shower seat of average height and width. Place fixtures and controls low enough for easy accessibility. Replace floor tiles with slip-resistant tile coefficient greater than 60. When remodeling a master bath and adding a custom shower, detailed plumbing and engineering may be required. Because showers are wet areas, waterproof solutions must be used to prevent moisture from penetrating walls. A complete remodel involves employing professionals who understand wet room engineering, i.e. plumbers, flooring specialists, drywall and painters, tile setters and electricians. But not all projects are complete remodels. With well-rounded knowledge about construction, flooring choices and the strengths, limitations and applications of each, a qualified flooring consultant can provide a wealth of sound advice and recommendations. Converting your bathroom space into a plush and comfy area is not a tough task. By selecting your personal designs and using appropriate materials, you will enjoy relaxing in the warmth of your very own spa… an experience to enjoy for years to come.

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Community Calendar All entries subject to change. Call the number shown for updates.

• Every Sun, 10:30am. Sunday Sermon Series at Hill Country Bible Church, 20885 FM • Mon, June 4, 1pm. Cooking On a Dime food demonstration. CRRC Senior Center below the dam. 830-964-2937. 306 at Tamarack Drive. 830-935-2945. • Every Mon,10am. Beading Class, CRRC Senior Center below the dam, 830-964-2937. • Wed, June 6, 10-noon. FREE Carnival kicks off the Texas Summer Reading Program for children ages 3-12 years old. Bicycle prizes & more. TPML. 830-964-3744. • Every Mon, Noon. Healthy Living. CRRC Senior Center below the dam, 830-964-2937. • Sat, June 9, 9am. Adopt-a-Highway meets at Goin’ Postal. Pizza at Parziales after. • Every Thur, 10am. Chip Carving Class. CRRC Senior Center. 830-964-2937. Please dress appropriately. (Bring gloves and wear shoes and socks — no flip flops.) • Every Thurs, 11-3. “Dam Seniors” meet and greet and enjoy pot luck lunch, games, Call Optimists at Goin’Postal 830-935-2578. dominoes and visiting. CRRC Senior Center below the dam. 830-964-2937. • Sat, June 9, 11am-2pm. CL Masonic Lodge holds their annual Brisket BBQ at CRRC’s • Every 1st & 3rd Mon, 6:33pm. Optimist Club meets at TPMLibrary. 830-935-2578. Rec Center below the dam, $10 per tasty plate. 830-899-2523 or 512-633-5750. • Every 1st Mon, 10:30am. Pilot Club meets at TPMLibrary. 830-832-0340. • Sat, June 9, 6pm social. Annual installation of officers for Post/Auxiliary at VFW Post • Every 4th Mon, 6pm. St.Thomas Cancer Support Group, Ed. Bldg. 210-382-5889. 8800. Social 6pm and installation 7pm. Public welcome. • Every 3rd Tues, 7pm. Native Plant Society, Lindheimer Chap meets. GVTC. 935-4699. • Sat, June 16, 6-9pm. Take The Lake Benefit Bash at Cowboys for Jesus to benefit • Every 3rd & 4th Tues, 7pm. Wii Bowling, Post 8800, Startzville. 830-899-7774 after 2pm. youth archery after school program and other youth projects. 8400 FM 32 across from CLHS. 830-935-2920. • Every Tue & Thur, 10-Noon. CL Celtic Dancers, $1 CRRC Donation. 830-964-3630. • Mon, June 18, 1pm. Monday Matinee (call for movie listing). CRRC Senior Center • Every 1st Wed, Noon-1pm, 1-hour Tour at CASA’s NB office. Lunch included by Panbelow the dam. 830-964-2937. handler Pizza. 830-626-2272. • Wed-Fri, June 19-21. Hawk Sports Camp. Nightly FUN sessions for the kids at MVMS. • Every 2nd Wed, Noon-1pm, 1-hour Tour at CASA’s SMarcos office, 512-392-3578. Come out and help. Call Optimists at Goin’Postal 830-935-2578. • Every 3rd Wed, 10am. CL Republican Women meet at TPMLibrary. 830-899-7555. • Wed, June 20, 1st day of summer • Every Wed, 7:30pm. Dart Tournament, Sattler’s VFW 8573. Public welcome. 964-3334. • Thur, June 21, Deadline for 4th of July Parade entry applications. Late submissions • Every Wed, 6-8pm. Wednesday Family Dinner Night offering different specials weekly. $5/ should call 830-227-5814 for consideration. plate, with Karaoke at VFW Post 8800 in Startzville. 830-899-7774 after 2pm. • Sat, June 23, 11am. Annual Meeting with BBQ furnished by the Board of Directors. • Every Wed, 10am. Storytime & Baby Lap Sit! TPMLibrary, 830-964-3744. Meeting is open to all.  Election for board of directors will be held. All are welcome.  • Every 1st & 3rd Thurs, Noon. CLNoon Lions Club at CLGolf Club, 830-899-4406. • Every 3rd Thur, 10am. Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library meets. 830-899-4015. • Mon, June 25, 1pm. “Under Our Skin.” Learn about Lyme Disease here. CRRC Senior • Every 3rd Thur, 7pm. Texas Master Naturalists/Lindheimer meets. Agri-Life Bldg, 325 Center below the dam. 830-964-2937. Resource behind Moe Schwab Recycle Center. 830-620-3440. • Mon-Thur, June 25-28, 6-8pm nightly. CL Hawks Youth Football (CLHYF) Boot Camp • Every last Thur, Noon-1pm. Learn about New Life Children’s Center. RSVP 964-4390. at Youth football fields. A great event you won’t want to miss. Call Optimists at • Every Thur, 7-9pm. Celebrate Recovery (ALL Hurts, Habits, and Hangups). Pizza at 6:30. Goin’Postal 830-935-2578. Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship, 8400 FM 32, Fischer. 830-830-8302. • Tues, June 26, 5:30-7:30pm. CL Chamber Business After Hour Mixer hosted by • Every Thur, Noon-1pm. CLRotary meets at speakers on local to international subjects at Dwain Blaschke & Kelly McBride, Attorneys at Law. 830-964-2223. TPMLibrary. Public welcome. Lunch included ($12). 830-935-2728. • Wed, 4th of July, 10am. 22nd Annual Independence Parade in Startzville along • Every Thur, 7-11pm. Great Steak Night, Midnight Express. 830-964-3700. (Karaoke Fri) FM 2673, hosted by VFW Post 8800. 830-899-7774 after 2pm. • Every Thur, 7:30pm. Bingo-VFW Post 8800. Kitchen opens 6pm. 830-899-7774 after 2. • Wed, After the Parade. Heritage Museum is open until 5pm. Stop and see all that’s new. 830-899-4542 . • Every Thur, Ladie’s Night & Karaoke at the Dam Red Barn. 830-964-2420. • Every 2nd Fri, 11:30am. Democratic Women of Comal County meet for a potluck luncheon, • From July 9-13 & July 23-27. FREE Comal County Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Academy Camp at Mt. Valley Middle School in Sattler. 1st of 3 classes has closed. Don’t delay. alternately at TPMLibrary & in Bulverde/Spring Branch. 830-832-4957. Log on at for an application. • Every Fri, 5pm-830pm. Burger Night at VFW Post 8800. 7755 FM 2673, 830-899-7774. • Every Fri, Noon. Food distributed by Habitat for Safe Seniors for qualified, registered Operation Float A Soldier Comal Co. residents needing food or other services. 899-2256 (cell 210-347-8207). Operation Float A Soldier (OFAS) is ready to host their Wound• Every 1st Sat, 10am. Blue Star Mothers meet at St Andrews Lutheran Church in Startzville. ed Warriors for a day of Fun in the Sun (and Water!) out on CanMembership open to all. 512-213-8166. yon Lake! Starting in June, the outings take place twice monthly • Every 2nd & 4th Sat, 11am. “Books with Bailey” at TPML. Visit 964-3744. through the summer with community organizations adopting dates

to generally provide volunteers and side dishes, etc. but duties are considerable to pull the event off smoothly. All of their event dates have been adopted by various organizations, but they can always use extra help and donated items, especially sunscreen and cases of water! Businesses who donate faithfully, often monthly, can be viewed CRRC Senior Programs for JUNE on the OFAS website. Summer dates are June 16 and 30, July 14 and • Mon, June 18, 1pm. Monday 28, August 11 and 25, and September 8. • Every MONDAY Morning: Matinee - Call for movie listing. ~10am-Beading Class Feeling like they deserve more? Last year, Gunn Chevrolet donat• Mon, June 25, 1pm. “Under Our Skin,” ~ Noon-Healthy Living ed three kayaks, Retired Veterans at Randolph gave two misting Learn about Lyme Disease here. fans, and Stewart Title donated 20 life vests. Any working waterMONDAYS in JUNE Every THURSDAY ~ “Dam Seniors” craft or water gear that may need light repair are needed and wel• Mon, June 4, 1pm. Cooking come. Email or leave a message at 830-885on a Dime food demonstration • Thur, 10am. Chip Carving Class • Thur, 11-3pm. Pot luck lunch, games. 6805; they are all volunteers and check messages several times a day. 830-964-2937 • Next to Rec Center below the Dam Canyon Lake Views Page 29 June 2012 Saturday • June 9th 11am-2pm CL Masonic Lodge • Annual Brisket BBQ $10 per tasty plate • CRRC Rec Center below the dam 830-899-2523 OR 512-633-5750

THE Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country New Entrance, New Heritage Garden Trail & New Extended Summer Hours, 10-5 Daily After many years on a five-year strategic plan, and many years of wishing, talking, and grant writing, one highlight of the Heritage Museum’s continuing improvements was visible to all who traveled 2673: the new entrance! Construction of their striking new entry and gate was completed in conjunction with work on the new Heritage Garden of native Texas plants. With new extended hours during June, July and August, now you can stop by to see it all from 10am to 5pm daily. With generous commununity donations, volunteer workers and a grant from LCRA PEC, years of preparation are materializing in stages. Steve Foster developed the gate’s design and coordinated with a local contractor to build it. He also designed and built the sign to attract the attention of traffic passing both ways. Stonecrafters Home & Improvements, across FM 2673 from the museum, began work on the Heritage Garden in February. Countryside Construction donated several loads of material for the driveway base. In March, Wood Landscaping began its work on the Cretaceous Garden – to be completed soon. The Museum worked with local native plant growers in the area to get

the best plants and prices. The Heritage Garden showcases drought tolerant plants that were native in the area when the pioneers settled and also complement the landscaping. Farm equipment from years gone by was used. Work on the Cretaceous Garden, another new project, is underway to display plants similar to those that grew when the dinosaurs roamed the area. Much research has gone into the plant selection for both gardens. Our area is fortunate to have a chapter of the Texas Native Plant Society, many knowledgeable growers, and folks who are helpful in native plant selection but, there is no Texas plant society for Cretaceous plants! For those plants, the Museum is relying on input from various experts, books, and artists drawings. If you have information on flora of this period, they want to know.

The Heritage Museum team wanted the final result in the new areas to be informative, rewarding, and just plain beautiful – and they pulled it all off like champs. The Heritage Museum, while preserving Canyon Lake’s dinosaur tracks, also houses a collection of Native American artifacts, relics of the early pioneer era, Canyon Dam history, fossils, and now the Heritage Garden trail of plants native to Texas when the settlers arrived. Extended summer hours are 10am to 5pm, seven days a week. For more information, call 830-899-4542 or visit their website at Compilation from on-line newsletter by Judy Brupbacher, Director, and Rich Ferguson, VP Courtesy of the Heritage Museum

T he H e r i tage M u se u m o f the T e x a s H i l l C o u nt ry

New Extended Summer Hours ~ seasonal and useful New Heritage Garden ~ informative and attractive New Gate & Entry ~ just plain beautiful


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1st Saturday March ~ December

Wimberley Market Days

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475+ Booths of Stuff You Can’t Live Without Antiques • Collectibles • Jewelry • Toys Arts/Crafts • Bird Houses • Plants Handmade Soaps • Clothing • Food Furniture • Windchimes • Music 3 Large Parking Lots Clean Restrooms • Carry Out Service Cold Beer, Wine and Margaritas Friendly Vendors FREE ADMISSION & Much More


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