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August 26, 2011 Phone (361) 949-7700 ● Email editor@islandmoon.com

Photo by Miles Merwin

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vvv And other sea turtle news from the National Seashore By Donna J. Shaver, Ph.D. Division of Sea Turtle Science

and Recovery National Park Service Padre Island National Seashore e-mail: Donna_Shaver@nps.gov

Record numbers of nests from three sea turtle species have been found on North Padre Island during the last two years. The 126 Kemp’s ridley and six green turtle nests found this year, and the nine loggerhead nests found last year, are more than have been discovered for each of these species in a year since consistent record keeping of sea turtle nests found in Texas began in the early 1980s. However, some nests have likely gone undetected over the years since turtle patrols were limited in the state during the 1980s and 1990s, and during most years programs have been unable to extend patrols through the entire green and loggerhead nesting seasons. Linda finds another nest Turtle patrollers Linda Reed and Andy Simmons locat-

Last Kemp’s ridley hatchling release The last Kemp’s ridley hatchling release on the Texas coast for the 2011 was held at the National Seashore on August 19. About 450 people attended and watched 67 hatchlings scurry down the beach and enter the surf. Thirty public releases of hatchlings were held at the National Seashore this year. This is more than during any other year since we began holding public releases in the 1970s. More than 5,000 people attended this year, including local residents as well as visitors from out-of-town. Hatchling releases will resume in late-May or early-June 2012. The start date will depend upon when the first nests of the year are found. When Kemp’s ridley nests are discovered starting in April, their projected release dates will be posted on the Padre Island National Seashore website www.nps.gov/pais. Thank you to volunteers

ed the record-setting green turtle nest at the southern end of the National Seashore on August 19. The previous annual record was five green turtle nests found in Texas during 1998, 2008, and 2010. Linda has found several Kemp’s ridley, loggerhead, and green turtle nests during her years of patrolling. The six green turtle nests found this year were all located at Padre Island National Seashore. Nesting could extend through midSeptember, so more green turtle nests could be found this year. Green and loggerhead turtles are listed as threatened species, and the Kemp’s ridley as endangered. Individuals from these three species tend to nest every two or three years, which could help explain the lack of loggerhead nests this year. The loggerhead turtles that set the record here last year likely remained in the foraging grounds and skipped nesting this year. Hopefully they will return to our shores during 2012.

This year, 123 volunteers helped with the sea turtle efforts in the local area. We thank these very dedicated individuals for their tremendous assistance with a variety of tasks. Collectively, they contributed thousands of hours of work. Volunteer Jenny Krouse alone contributed more than 1,000 hours. Sharolyn Linton, Barbara Threatt, Dennis Baker, and Glenice Baker round out the list of the five largest contributors of volunteer hours this year. We held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony on August 18. Dozens of the volunteers and their family members attended. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to thank them for their hard work during this event. Volunteers help us year-round, although most of their assistance is during the nesting and hatching seasons. We will hold a training session in a few months to prepare them to aid with cold stunning of juvenile green turtles, should it occur this winter. And, in February and March 2012 we will hold training for patrols to find, document, and protect nesting and stranded turtles found on the Gulf beaches. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with our project, please contact Cynthia Rubio, the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Volunteer Coordinator, by telephone at 361-949-8173, ext. 228 or by e-mail at pais_seaturtlevolunteer@nps.gov.

GulfBreeze Cystic Fibrosis Surf Camp By Mike Murphy In August, the Mauli Ola Foundation (MOF) road tour returned for a second Surf Experience Day for persons with genetic disorders. Local pro surfer and owner of Texas Surf Camps (TSC), Morgan Faulkner, along with ten pro surfers on the MOF road tour made this event in Port Aransas a great success for the patients and families who were there.

have Cystic Fibrosis respond very well to the salt water environment. The saline in the air and water breaks down the congestion that is in their lungs. This congestion requires frequent saline treatments in hospitals and daily medication. It has been determined that surfing can contribute to a healthier, more fulfilling life while having fun.

Mauli Ola…..breath of life

Professional surfers help each camper catch a wave, learn to stand-up on the board and ride the wave to the beach. Although some of the campers have initial reservations, most are comfortable after their first ride. Morgan Faulkner’s TSC provided surfboards and shade tents for the MOF Surf Experience Camps held at Port Aransas and Galveston.

In 2000, Ambry Genetics developed a breakthrough technology for full gene testing related to the diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. This technology is now used in national and global research by academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies and most of the major children’s and university hospitals. In 2007, Ambry Genetics created the non-profit MOF and since then Bobby Serna, Surf Experience Director, has coordinated over 50 events across the country and in Hawaii for over 800 Cystic Fibrosis patients.

The MOF was organized to promote education, awareness and increase research for genetic disorders. Funds are raised to support programs for kids and adults with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities through social Campers (orange shirts), families and pro surfers events such as music concerts, sports events and Surf Experience Day events. Cystic Fibrosis…..patients and families The Surf Experience Day focuses on the connection between surfing and Cystic Fibrosis to provide an enjoy- Talking with the children diagnosed with Cystic Fibroable option to help children with genetic disorders have sis was informative; their lives are full of constant chala healthier way of life through natural treatments. Nu- lenges to maintain the necessary treatments. Pulmonary merous professional surfers participate in each of the and digestive treatments include inhalation therapy, nuSurf Experience Day events as well as making hospital tritional enzyme and antibiotic treatments. Multiple daivisits during their extensive road tours. ly treatments at home are normal and extended stays in hospitals are also common. Therapy…..mental and physical This was the first time any of the kids have tried surfing. MOF Surf Experience Days were created to get kids Jeremy Wingate, age 12, who did very well also enjoys who have Cystic Fibrosis into the ocean water to exfootball and river rafting. His parents Derek and Niki perience what a natural saline therapy can do for their lungs. The exercise and fun is fantastic and kids who GulfBreeze Continued on Page B2

Fatal Crash in Port Aransas

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The investigation continues into a fatal accident on Highway 361 in Port Aransas on Friday, August 19th. According to Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport SUV driven by 33-year-old Ruben Renteria was traveling North on highway 361 when Renteria’s vehicle drifted off of the right shoulder and struck a concrete culvert. The vehicle flipped end over end coming to rest on its roof. Ten people were inside of the vehicle including 8 children. Police say none of the children were wearing seat belts. Two children (pictured above) aged 9 and 2 died as a result of the crash another remains hospitalized. Renteria voluntarily submitted to a blood draw. Police say that the investigation continues and that no further comment will be made on the evidence or potential charges until the investigation is complete. The family and friends in the vehicle were from San Antonio headed to Port Aransas for the weekend. The accident closed Highway 361 in both directions for nearly four hours.


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along with brothers Evan and Blake drove from New Braunsfels.

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Tori Bourland, age 11, her sister Winter and mother Krystal, drove from Austin for the event. Nathan Costello, age 14, brother Cameron and mother Hollie also drove from Austin. Anthony Holloway, age 21, just six months after a lung transplant, was actively enjoying the surf during the event.

By Devorah Fox devorahfox@aol.com C Bar Marks Milestone in Port Aransas

Overall the children remain positive throughout their

Could life in Port Aransas possibly get any better? Yes! David Bendett, owner of CoffeeWaves, has opened C Bar Café in the Cinnamon Shore subdivision. Not that CoffeeWaves Port Aransas is far away. It’s just a few miles down the road from my house. But the C Bar Café (which is open to the entire community, not just Cinnamon Shore residents) is within walking distance! I can get a macchiato fix and mind my carbon footprint at the same time.

This girl was riding waves like a natural daily ordeals. Their attitude and the support of other patients, families and treatment facilities are important. There are times when patients become non-compliant with their treatments; this often leads to more problems often requiring hospital admission to help stabilize the patient for return to home treatments. The financial drain and often limited insurance coverage further complicates family matters.

Jeremy Wingate enjoys one of his many wave rides

Sharing the stoke…..not just surfing It is difficult to say who, volunteers or campers, has the most stoke at these surf camps, everyone who participated looks forward to the next MOF Surf Experience Day.

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Another important aspect of the MOF is making visits to local hospitals and treatment facilities during the road trip. These visits allow many patients a chance to meet the professional surfers when they are otherwise unable to participate in the Surf Experience Day events. In addition to Port Aransas and Galveston, MOF Surf Experience Days are held in northern and southern California; Florida; the Carolinas; Virginia; New Hampshire and Hawaii.

The café’s location is one of things that David thinks makes C Bar especially attractive. “Once you get south of the Newport Dunes golf course, there isn’t any retail until you get to Corpus Christi,” he observes. And David’s proud to be the first retailer in Cinnamon Shore. As a wholly master-planned New Urbanism development, Cinnamon Shore will feature a Town Center complete with shops, restaurants, workspaces and gathering places, and C Bar Café is the first, a milestone for the mixed-used community. In fact, it’s the first of just about all of those together: it’s a shop, an eatery, a gathering place and, with the free wifi, can be a workspace. C Bar offers the same menu items found in CoffeeWaves: organic gourmet coffees, artisan level espresso, fresh-baked pastries, assorted panini sandwiches, fro-

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zen fruit smoothies and that wonderful gelato. For those unfamiliar with this cool, creamy treat, David explains that gelato “has been around for over 400 years, contains two-thirds less fat than ice cream and tastes way better. Fruit based flavors (sorbetto) have no dairy in them, making them even healthier.” David attended gelato school in Baltimore, Md., where he learned to make gelato from a small family-owned Italian company. He makes Italian Gelato just as they do in Italy and uses the most up-to-date modern equipment available to ensure the highest consistency and quality. All gelato served at the Café will be made fresh just a few miles down the road at Coffee Waves Port Aransas. David says that aside from his two Coffee Waves shops, “no one else sells fresh made gelato on the Coastal Bend. This unique product is just one of the things that make the Café a one-of-akind business, setting the standard for coffee shops all the way to Houston and San Antonio.”

With over 90 different gelato and sorbetto flavors rotating on a weekly basis, Café customers will never be bored of the sweet confection. Some flavors will be kept in stock constantly, due to popular demand, including: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Butterfinger, stracciatella, mint chocolate chip, Fruits of the Forest, strawberry, no-sugar-added Strawberry, and many, many more. The special cinnamon flavor created especially for the Café’s August 17th grand opening is delicious. Ask for a free sample of this or any other gelato flavor.

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But wait, there’s more! In addition to CoffeeWaves’ popular menu, C Bar has a full premium bar featuring microbrewery beer, an extensive wine list and super premium liquor. “No one has a coffeeshop with gelato AND a full bar in the Coastal Bend,” David says. To combine all these delights, David serves fresh fruit gelato daiquiris and piña coladas and coffee Bailey’s with gelato. While the macchiato is the CoffeeWaves’ signature drink, David plans for C Bar to be famous for its martini floats.

So C Bar’s smoke-free environment can accommodate the entire family, with drinks for the adults, non-alcoholic beverages for the kids and eats both sweet and savory for everyone. For those on the move, C Bar will put together box lunch including a sandwich, chips, pastry and beverage.

David aims to make C Bar a social hotspot with a calendar of events including wine tasting nights, martini madness nights, live music every weekend and special concerts in the town square. What’s just a concrete pad right now will soon be a stage for outdoor concerts alongside the patio wine bar. David’s planning an end-of-summer Singer/Songwriter Festival and a major Folk Festival in 2012.

As for retail, David is teaming up with John Buerger of Big Shell Bikes to make “fat tire” beach bikes available for rental right from the Café. David also plans to have artisans offer handcrafted items from the Town Center shops.

With its white washed wood plank walls, blue floors and a soaring ceiling, the café echoes the architectural style of the Cinnamon Shore homes and offers an unobstructed view of the sunset from its tall front windows. C Bar Café is open to the public seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight, during peak season. For more information, visit www.cinnamonshore.com or call 361-7490704. Or come to 165 Social Circle in Cinnamon Shore at 5009 Hwy 361in Port Aransas. I’ll see you there.

Plumeria in bloom Photo by Miles Merwin


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By Diane Halferty TCA, ACF culinaryadv@aol.com Let’s Taco The word Taco is a generic word in Mexico like the English word sandwich, In 1520, Bernard Diaz del Castillo, who came to the New World with Hernan Cortez, wrote detailed chronicles about the lavish feasts held. The first taco bash was a banquet organized by Cortez for his captain. He did not invent the taco however, as anthropologists have found evidence that inhabitants of the lake region of the Valley of Mexico ate tacos filled with small fish, such as acosiles and charales long before this. The first appearance of tacos in cookbooks, came in 1914. As of March 20, 2011, Tortilla sales for the past year totaled $240 BILLION dollars in the U.S. alone and many of those were used to make tacos. Tacos can either have soft shells or hard shells, both have fillings of meat (or beans), vegetables and cheese. Soft shell tacos are the not crunchy ones – but are flexible and moldable. If I ever find a “sugar daddy” and can open my restaurant, I will feature really yummy tacos. Forget those fast food yucky imitation tacos, and try some of these recipes that are sure to please family and friends. Tacos can be wrapped in foil then newspapers and transported to picnics, sporting events and other outings. All recipes can be increased or decreased proportionately. Chili-Spiced Steak and Grilled Onion Tacos 12 Servings 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for grill 2 Tablespoons chili powder, such as Ancho, Pasilla or Chipotle 2 Tablespoons light-brown sugar 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving 1-1/2 pounds flank steak Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch rounds 12 corn tortillas, warmed or lightly toasted Recipe for Fresh Tomatillo Salsa below** In a small bowl, whisk together 1 Tablespoon oil, chili powder, brown sugar, soy sauce and lime juice. Place steak in a 9x13-inch baking dish and cover with marinade. Turn once to coat steak, then cover dish tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Clean and lightly oil grill. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Remove steak from marinade and let excess marinade drip off. Discard marinade. Season steak with salt and pepper. Grill onion and steak, flipping occasionally, until onion is lightly charred and steak is medium-rare, about 10 minutes. Place onion on a serving plate. Transfer steak to a cutting board, loosely tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain. Serve steak and onion with tortillas, salsa and lime wedges. ** To make 1-1/2 Cups of Fresh Tomatillo Salsa: In a small bowl, combine 1/4 pound tomatillos, husks removed, diced small, ¼ Cup minced red onion and 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (2 Tablespoons). Season to taste with coarse salt and let sit 10 minutes before serving. (To store, refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days.)

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Salmon Tacos 8 Servings Salsa: 1 Can (11 ounce) Mexi corn, drained 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 1/2 Cup black beans, rinced, drained 1/2 Cup shredded carrots 1/2 Cup chopped green chiles 1/4 Cup diced red onion 2 Tablespoon(s) chopped fresh cilantro Salmon: 2 (about 1-1/2 pounds) salmon steaks, 1-inch thick 1 Tablespoon(s) jalapeno and lime flavored olive oil, or any favorite flavored or plain olive oil 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper 8 taco shells Shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce for garnish In a medium bowl, combine the salsa ingredients; set aside. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brush oil over salmon steaks; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook salmon in skillet 3 to 4 minutes per side, for medium-rare. Remove from heat; let cool slightly then break up into chunks. Spoon salmon into taco shells, dividing evenly; top with corn salsa. Garnish with lettuce. Fried Potato Tacos with Chorizo and Avocado Salsa 12 Tacos 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-in. cubes 1-1/2 Cups cooked Chorizo Crumbles (sautéed chorizo, clumps broken up) Olive oil for sautéeing 1/2 Cup finely chopped onion 12 6-inch corn tortillas **Salsa (see recipe below) Boil potatoes in salted water until tender (10 minutes). Drain. Sauté onions in olive oil (can use the same skillet you cooked the chorizo in)… until translucent. Add Chorizo Crumbles and potatoes. Cook and toss until potatoes are slightly brown. Fill warm tortillas with potato mixture. Serve with salsa. **The salsa: 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, diced 1 tomato, diced 1/4 Cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro Juice of one lime 1/4 Tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt Combine in a small bowl and toss ingredients.

While we chillax indoors attempting to beat the heat, we may be at risk of developing Vitamin D deficiency. One Monday morning as I reviewed all the lab results that slid in on the fax over the weekend, 100% of my patients were Vitamin D deficient. Whoa, we are in sunny South Texas, what’s up with that? Seems the medical community’s message to use sunscreen, perch under the beachbrella, and totally cover our bods outdoors to prevent skin cancer has literally sunk in. Vitamin D is also known as Cholecalciferol, cholesterol being necessary for adequate Vitamin D synthesis from the sun. This is then converted into the hormone calciferol. These days recommended cholesterol levels are lower than ever and just may be depleting our Vitamin D and hormone levels along the way. But wait; don’t stop your cholesterol lowering regimen just yet! Old wattage Back in the 70s, my undergraduate curriculum offered a mere blip on Vitamin D deficiency. The abbreviated point conveyed that this condition was mostly confined to third world countries (PC-developing countries) who lack the Vitamin D fortified dairy products we fortunate ones consume on a daily basis. People in these impoverished areas suffer from rickets (brittle bones and skeletal deformities) plus really bad teeth. New pearls of luminary wisdom have been discovered and attribute an ever growing number of chronic health problems to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D has always been known to be an essential component in maximizing calcium absorption in our body. Research is shedding new light Osteoporosis is the number one diagnosis that comes to mind relating to this insufficiency. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with many cancers including lung, breast, colon, and prostate to name a few. A recent obesity study found 9 out of 10 of the severely overweight participants had a Vitamin D deficiency; that is HUGE, pun intended! Hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and psoriasis sufferers have been discovered in large part to be Vitamin D deficient. Depression, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, PMS, gout, and bursitis have all been LinkedIn a Vitamin D deficit. People over the age of 70 become incapable of synthesizing Vitamin D from sun exposure and may suffer many ailments because of it. Many autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus have definite connections to this deficiency. Persons with dark skin tone are more prone to Vitamin D deficiency as they are unable to absorb the sun’s beneficial components through their skin texture. Last year researchers found that 80% of an NFL football team were Vitamin D deficient. African American players and those who suffered muscle injuries had significantly lower levels. One of our prominent Moon Monkeys heard that Vitamin D supplementation would prevent hangovers. I have yet to run across any information on this but bet we could solicit a few characters at Farah’s watering hole as guinea pigs for some unofficial Moon data. Basking in the North Padre Sun I called my favorite Corpus Christi dermatologist; Dr. Cathy Cole-Perez, to solicit her take on this and what she felt we could do to enjoy the sun without the well known risk. She states that she feels comfortable with

15 minutes of sun exposure without sun screen several days per week. Dr. Cole-Perez states this recommendation is reflected in her peer reviewed journals and reiterated by leading dermatologists. Of course, if you have a personal history of skin cancer or are concerned about your own exposure, consult your personal physician or healthcare provider. Sunscreen use with as little as 8 SPF can decrease the beneficial absorption by 95%. According to Adams and Hollis in their bone and mineral metabolism textbook, 30 minutes of total body exposure of pale skin to sunlight without clothing or sunscreen can result in a dose of between 10,000 and 20,000 IUs (international units) of Vitamin D. What’s normal?

Before you run down to CVS to pick up your D-dose, it is important to determine your current Vitamin D level. The “normal” range is 32-100. That’s an awfully big box and many of my patients aren’t even in the bottom of it. I treat patients very aggressively to bring them up to an optimal and therapeutic range of 50-80 with a prescription-only weekly dose for 3 months. Lab values should be closely monitored on this mega dosing since vitamin D is fat or oil soluble and the body does not eliminate excess as with water soluble vitamins such as C & B therefore toxicity can occur. Ask your healthcare provider to check your Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy, the gold standard for determining deficiency. If you do not have insurance, this test can cost up to $275, (just another example of the astronomical cost of quality healthcare, don’t even get me started). For those of you without insurance coverage, there are home kits available. This requires a mosquito-bite finger-prick and results can be obtained within about a week for $60. I have these kits available in my office for the uninsured or anyone interested in checking their own level. You are what you eat

The USDA’s current RDA (recommended daily requirement), circa 1968, has remained 400 IU per day despite tons of research over the last couple of decades proving Vitamin D3 1000-2000 IUs daily is most beneficial to prevent or treat the associated health problems. Most of our dairy products are fortified with Vitamin D, check the labels. Just looked at my skim milk label and it states one cup has 25% of the RDA, which we now know would be only 100 IU according to our outdated standards. Based on the current epidemia, we are obviously not getting enough in our food sources. The highest source on a list of dietary sources is cod liver oil, yuck! Mushrooms that are zapped with ultraviolet radiation offer a whopping dose of Vitamin D, who knew? No other plant sources were noted on the reviewed list. Fatty fish, some shellfish, egg yolks, butter and lard rank high on the list. Yes, those are some fatty, high cholesterol foods, not recommended. Our best bet

Have your Vitamin D level checked and add a supplement to your daily routine if indicated, especially in the winter months. Or, do as I do, take advantage of our Padre thermodynamics and head on over to Mikey’s beach in search of pearls to share while soaking up some warm hormonal rays.

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Grab a bucket, bag or cup and come see what you can find on Port A beaches. Friday, Aug. 26, is the free guided beach walk at 9am. Meet Shirley Fischer under the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street in Port Aransas for an informative and entertaining stroll. The up-to-2-hour walk will be between the pier and the jetties. Come for however long you want to participate. All kinds of treasures may be found, and Shirley will help you figure out what each is. The monthly event is courtesy of the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. KPAB meeting Keep Port Aransas Beautiful is eager to have more people come join the busy 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The public is invited to come to the August meeting to

be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Come to the William Ellis Memorial Library meeting room at 710 W. Ave. A, at 6pm and see what the group is up to. Plans will be discussed for the Annual Appreciation Celebration set for Monday, Sept. 12. This is when KPAB shows its appreciation to the community for help in their endeavors. KPAB is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote public interest to create a cleaner, more beautiful Port Aransas through volunteerism and education. The organization focuses on litter reduction, beautification and community improvement, to reduce/reuse/ recycle/rebuy and provides environmental education. For more information contact KPAB Chairman Mike Secich at (330) 219-5991.

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Legislative Update

Tides for Corpus Christi, (Bob Hall Pier) July 29 - Aug. 11, 2011.

Todd Hunter

Texas Takes Another Step Forward In The Battle Against Human Trafficking

The U.S. State Department estimates that 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders each year by criminals. It is also estimated that approximately twenty percent of those individuals go through the State of Texas. Also, Houston and El Paso are listed among the “most intense trafficking jurisdictions in the country” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, human trafficking is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for one of three purposes:

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Federally funded human trafficking taskforces across the country opened over 2,500 suspected cases of human tracking between 2008-2010. This was based on information entered into the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS). Approximately eighty-two percent were cases of suspected incidents which are defined as sex trafficking. Out of the 2,500 suspected incidents, over 1,200 of those incidents were involving adults and an excess of 1,000 were allegations of prostitution or sexual exploitation of a child. Eleven percent of the opened cases were classified as labor trafficking.

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Currently, there are four regions throughout Texas that supply data to the HTRS. According to the data compiled since 2007, 480 human trafficking victims have been reported in Texas. Out of the 480 victims, 189 were not United States citizens, 220 were Americans being trafficked domestically and 71 were from a country of origin that was unknown.

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It is important to know that human trafficking is not exclusive to one segment of society. Human trafficking involves victims of all races, age groups, both males and females and United States Citizens, as well as non-citizens. Individuals seeking to force people in to human trafficking do not discriminate amongst their victims and often prey upon those who are most vulnerable. As the discussion of the Human Trafficking issue moves forward, I will keep you informed. Please do not hesitate to call my offices if you have any questions regarding HCR 68. As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns or comments (Capitol Office, 512-463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603).

• Labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

• Any commercial sex act, if the person is under 18 years of age, regardless of whether any form of coercion is involved.

HCR 68 officially requests that the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House create a joint interim study committee. The committee would be comprised of Texas House and Texas Senate members, who would meet during the interim to investigate and review the issue of human trafficking in the State of Texas. It is important for the State of Texas to take a lead role in combating human trafficking due to the state’s large geographical size, busy ports, as well as Texas’ location on the U.S./Mexico border along with three other states.

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During the 81st Legislative session, I had the fortune to serve as the Chairman of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committee. While serving as Chairman of the committee, I was shocked to learn of the human trafficking issue currently present within the State of Texas. It quickly became clear to me that this is an issue that Texas needs to focus on and strive to shutdown in all its forms. During the 82nd Texas Regular Legislative Session, I filed and passed House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 68, which was signed on June 17, by Governor Rick Perry.

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Three Chords and the Truth

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By Ronnie Narmour ronnienarmour@gmail.com Well folks, Labor Day Weekend is upon us and the season is winding down. August brought us some great moments as the Back Porch continued to hit home runs. They recently hosted a totally awesome weekend of music on the 11th-13th that I thoroughly enjoyed with the

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that has been around for some time.  Their guitar player Ralf is an amazing guitar player who dominates.  He has won a couple of guitar competitions here at HoR in the past.  Ernie and Tom are a couple of local blues musicians that have been around the scene for a while and can play anything.”

Bob Schneider

Carol Elliott 9/2 (6-8) Jerry Diaz Trio 9/2-3 Sol Tribe 9/4 Free Beer 9/8 Hank William III

Hank Williams III (Nashville, TN), now and forever more to be known as Hank3, will play the House of Rock in Corpus on September 12th. Williams, age 38, will release four (count ‘em- that’s FOUR) new CD’s on September 5th and embark on a 22 city tour beginning in the South, going through Texas on to the West Coast and culminating in the Rockies. Once a defiant (and pissed-off) recording artist with the major Nashville label, Curb Records, Williams has now formed his own record company and is doing things his way. “I’ve been off the road for awhile, and I’m looking’ at two years of being full-on dedicated to going out there and doing what we do,” said Hank3.  “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to release all four of these albums at the same time, so I could just focus back on the touring again.”

Bob Schneider (Austin, TX) will play the House of Rock on September 4th. A genuine Austin phenomenon, Bob Schneider is a DO NOT MISS LIST singer/songwriter who began his solo act in 1999, after years of leading three of Austin’s HoR Blues Fest most recognized bands: Joe RockThe House of Rock in Corhead, The Scabs, and Ugly Amerpus will host a “Blues Fest” icans. Bob’s musical approach as on September 3rd. I’m not a solo artist has proven as eclecsure you can quite call this tic as the diverse musical styles of a festival but it’s definitehis former bands--a little bit singer/ ly a good blues show they songwriter and a whole lot of bits have planned. And, though and pieces of funk, country, rock, and folk. Ruben V played the Back Porch on Aug. 19th this is a stretch from the usual heavier HoR fanfare, Hank3 will play the Williams will be performing two-and-a  Bo Porter Band, the Sisters Morales and Miss Neesie the lineup for this event is After 12 years as a solo act, Sch- House of Rock on half to three-hour shows, opening with a and the Earfood Orchestra. All three of those shows promising with a nationCountry set, followed by a louder, rowdy neider has a long list of accomSept. 12th were absolutely outstanding. Also, I caught the Ruben al, a regional and three loHellbilly set, and finishing with a set feahe’s achieved while beBob Schneider will play the plishments V and Almost Patsy Cline shows there last weekend. cal blues acts. The lineturing his new metal/doom band, Attencoming Austin’s darling. Among Ruben was on fire. I gave him a little ink, here. He de- up will include Guitar tion Deficit Domination. All of the new House of Rock on Sept. 4th those are his 2009-2010 SXSW Austin Muserves it. We didn’t stay long for Almost Patsy Cline… Shorty (Los Angeles, CA), CD’s (Ghost to a Ghost/ Gutter Town, 3 Bar Ranch Catsic Award: Band of the Year, Musician of the it reminded me too much of the dances at the American Alan Haynes (Austin, TX), The John Cortez Band Year, Song of the Year (Like Romeo and Juliet), Album tle Callin’ and Attention Deficit Domination) were reLegion Hall that my parents used to (Corpus Christi, TX), Cathouse of the Year (Lovely Creatures), Male Vocalist of the corded at The Haunted Ranch, Hank3’s home and redrag me to during my youth. But, (Corpus Christi, TX) and Ernie and Year, and Songwriter of the Year. He’s earned an invita- cording studio outside of Nashville. The two disc reI am glad to see this music is beTom (Corpus Christi, TX). tion to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and lease, Ghost to a Ghost/ Gutter Town, is a straight shooting kept alive (50’s, 60’s and 70’s ing 41 track County record flavored with his trademark Guitar Shorty (born David Kear- has an amazing record for selling more than 15,000 selfC& W top 40…lots of Ray Price). Hellbilly sound, mostly all penned by Williams. The 9 ny in 1939) is a man who has been released CD’s at just one Austin record store. Also, he They even played the theme for the track, Attention Deficit Domination, is a crunching, metused to date Sandra Bullock and is a total chick magaround. At the tender age of 16, old western, The Magnificent Seval world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his Shorty spent a year playing with net. His X rated songs and funky rhythms always draw en. For some reason I kept flashing renowned, fundamental percussion. The 23-track Cattle Ray Charles and recorded his first sell-out crowds at every gig he plays in Austin (usually back to the old dancehall in San AnCallin’ features Hank3’s driving guitar attack, with insingle on Cobra Records in 1957 at Antones). You don’t want to miss this show. He usutonio, the Farmer’s Daughter. This strumentation built around auctioneering calls…a little ally plays Brewster Street and I have a feeling this one at under the direction of Willie Dixband would be perfect there. something for everybody. on. He has played with blues greats HoR will be down and dirty. I also caught some of Suzi Bravo’s And that’s the truth! such as Guitar Slim, T-Bone Walkshow at the Gaff last Saturday. Braer, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard vo’s band, Soul Revue, does S.A. and Sam Cooke. In 1961, Shorty proud. She’s got a fat B-3 blues married Jimi Hendrix’ sister Marand soul vibe going with some Etta cia. His famous bother-in-law would James meets Randy Garibay for often come to his shows and they Friday, Sept. 2nd barbacoa and Big Red. Her slow Guitar Shorty will play the House were friends until Hendrix’s unFriday, Aug. 26th blues really rocks! It showcases of Rock Blues Fest on Sept. 3rd timely death in 1970. In his youngCarol Elliott @ Tarpon Ice House Mike Blakely y los Yahoos Bravo’s voice…patient and sassy. I er, more agile years, Shorty was faJerry Diaz Trio @ Tarpon Ice @ Back Porch hope we see her at SandFest again House mous for his onstage acrobatics, Five Card Draw @ Brewster Street Davin James @ Back Porch next spring! This is a good band! amazing audiences with his somersaults and flips. He Witness by Proxy @ Hooks B-B-Q Wing Ding Chicken Wing CookLook for a big Labor Day Weekend line-up around the has two W.C. Handy awards with 13 CD’s to his credit Ray T & the City Crew @ Flats Labor Day Wknd. BLOWOUT! Off @ The Gaff and currently records for Alligator Records. Coastal Bend: Larry Joe Taylor and Davin James will Dave Bottlehead Miller @ Hooks Lounge Thurs.9/1 EMORY QUINN be at the Porch, The Jerry Diaz Trio and Sol Tribe will Alan Haynes’ resume reads like a blues player’s Who’s B-B-Q The Iguanas/Weak Day Boyz @ Fri. 9/2 DAVIN JAMES be at the Tarpon Ice House, and there’s a big show at Who. He has performed with such blues greats as SteThe Spazmatics @ Brewster Street House of Rock Sat. 9/3 Concrete Street with Randy Rogers and Pat Green. vie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds (with Trysum @ Executive Surf Club Scarecrow People @ Executive Surf Dub Gideon @ The Gaff But, the really big news lately is the House of Rock’s mu- Jimmie Vaughan), Albert Collins, John Lee HookClub sic calendar. Michael O’Connor (w/ 40 lb. Dog open- er, Otis Rush, Hubert Sumlin, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Acoustic Breeze @ Coffee Waves Ray T & the City Crew @ Flats ing) just played his CD Release (Devil Stole the Moon) Cray, Bugs Henderson, Gregg Martin, Joe Walsh, LeSol Tribe @ The Gaff Lounge 132 W. Cotter, Port A Better Angels @ The Wildhorse there on the 19th. And, over this holiday weekend, they roy Parnell, Willie Nelson, John Mayall, James CotSpark in the Dark @ Coffee Waves Saloon Dave “Bottlehead” Miller @ Hooks B-B-Q will be having the great Bob Schneider plus a very cool ton, Denny Freeman, Austin’s Sexton brothers (Will & Bar Nutz @ House of Rock Ruben V @ Dr. Rockits blues fest with Guitar Shorty and Alan Haynes. I’ll Charlie), Derek O’Brien, Doyle Bramhall II, and the Duke E. Brown @ Dr. Rockits Brian Winfrey @ Island Italian have the skinny on that for you as well. Plus, on the near great Johnny Winter (who he claims as a major inspiSarah McQuaid @ Rialto Theater horizon, the HoR will have none other than Hank Wil- ration). This influence can be heard especially in Alan’s Saturday, Aug. 27th Saturday, Sept 3rd liams III and I’ll tell you all about that. The LIVE MU- passionate and throaty singing style. He’s opened for the Dust Devils @ Back Porch SIC TONIGHT box is jammed full of shows to check Talking Heads, Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy and Larry Joe Taylor @ Back Porch The Ones @ Tarpon Ice House out, so get out there and support our live music scene. has toured with Albert King and Bobby Blue Bland, Jerry Diaz Trio @ Tarpon Ice Hanna’s Reef @ Brewster Street House There’s plenty of it. But right now, time’s a wasting… to name a few. For six years in the 1990’s Alan was the Dave “Bottlehead” Miller @ Hooks Two Rivers Trio @ Hooks B-B-Q let’s roll! house band at the legendary Antone’s Blues Club in AusB-B-Q Oso Texas @ Brewster Street tin, TX. 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Ruben V (San Antonio, TX) blazed into the Back Porch on August 19th. The word I keep coming back to with Mr. Ruben Vela is intense. He sings and plays every song with a super intense passion. He does a mix of what I call the good stuff. He’ll jump from a soulful Mar-

The John Cortez band, Cathouse and Ernie & Tom are all local talent. The Cortez band is a Stevie clone powerhouse trio who plays frequently in the Corpus area. I wasn’t familiar with the other two acts but HoR owner, Casey Lane, tells me, “Cathouse is a local blues band

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Daily Lunch Specials

We have re-hung the gallery! New work from Larry Felder, R. Kroninger, & Sarah Fedak. www.feldergallery.com

Private Parties, Personal Chef, Weddings

hooks bar bq & Grill

House of Rock Flashback @ Executive Surf Club Stuart Burns @ Coffee Waves Ruben Limas @ Island Italian Green River Ordinance @ Wataburger Field Lyrical Bynge @ Flats Lounge Beltsander Races w/ Willie @ The Gaff Tiffany Kay @ The Wildhorse Saloon Chris Ruest @ Dr. Rockits

Labor Day Fish Fry 9/4

Tuesday, Aug. 30th Open Mic w/ Rev. Fred @ House of Rock Scarecrow People @ Executive Surf Club Antone & the Atomic Blues Band @ Dr. Rockits Clarissa Serna @ Revolution Bar & Grill Adrian Taylor @ Blackbeard’s Too Bobby Carter @ Blackbeard’s

Wednesday, Aug. 31st HOBO @ House of Rock John Eric @ Pelicans Lounge

Sunday, Sept. 4th

Mon-Sat 10am- 2am Sun Noon- 2am Live Music EveryFriday

Bob Schneider/Deadbeat Darling @ House of Rock Randy Rogers/ Pat Green/ Josh Abbott/Whiskey Myers @ Concrete Street Del Castillo @ Brewster Street Two Rivers Trio (noon) @ Hooks B-B-Q Russ McGilvay @ Hooks B-B-Q Sol Tribe @ Tarpon Ice House Kabomba @ Dr. Rockits

Thursday, Sept. 8th Brandon Rhyder @ Brewster Street Bri Bagwell & the Banned @ Executive Surf Club Free Beer @ Tarpon Ice House John Cortez @ Dr. Rockits

Thursday, Sept. 1st

Friday, Sept. 9th

Emory Quinn @ Back Porch Cody Canada & the Departed. Stewart Mann & Statesboro Revue @ Brewster Street Free Beer @ Tarpon Ice House Mark Lozano @ Hooks B-B-Q Adam Hood & Brian Kean @ Executive Surf Club

The Ones @ Back Porch Periphery/Human Abstract/Textures/ Contortionists/Buried Under Texas/ Fall @ House of Rock The Pictures @ Brewster Street Mr. Mo & the Famous Unknowns @ Hooks B-B-Q Get Off the Lawn @ Coffee Waves Ray T & the City Crew @ Flats Lounge Time Pilots @ Executive Surf Club Antone & the Atomic Blues Band @ Dr. Rockits George Ensle @ Roberts Point Park

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The Gaff Beer ● Pizza ● Belt Sander Races (361) 749-5970 WING DING Chicken Wing Competition Sunday, Sept. 4th 2:00 PM

Blues Fest: Guitar Shorty/Alan Haynes/John Cortez/Cathouse @ House of Rock The Fossils @ The Gaff The Lavens @ Wildhorse Get Off the Lawn @ Coffee Waves Lyrical Bynge @ Flats Lounge Max Stalling @ Executive Surf Club Another Level @ Dr. Rockits

Proceeds to: Food Pantry Live Music Wing Sampling Games/ Prizes



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