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Plea deal reached in crum case By Tammy P rouT By B onnie a rnold

Prosecution and defense attorneys in the case of confessed murderer Bryan K. crum met in Junction monday morning to finalize a plea bargain they began discussing last week. crum will 30 serve years in prison for the brutal murder of his wife April Barr four days before christCrum mas Eve. He remained in his home with his wife’s lifeless body for four days. crum’s trial ended in a mistrial march 9, after a jury had heard three days of testimony and assistant 198th district Attorney Brad mccullouch posed a question to the defendent regarding previous violent acts. Both sides had agreed that the topic would not be discussed in trial, however, crum himself brought up the topic. mccullouch believed the matter open for discussion, but did not approach the bench of Judge See crum, Page 18A

BAmc patients receive warm Kerr welcome By B onnie a rnold Staff writer

most deserving of a Heroes welcome, wounded warriors from Brooke Army medical center’s “warrior Transition Battalion” visited with comanche Trace residents for golf, shopping and a barbecue dinner sponsored by subdivision residents. This is the second year for BAmc patients to visit Kerrville and comanche Trace. Juan medrano, one of the guests attending with his wife Ann, said he’s a master sergeant in the u.S. Army who was headed for iraq from the Houston area when the military diagnosed him with rheumatoid arthritis and referred him to this battalion and a medical review board. He said they treat medical issues, training issues, and combat-related injuries. most patients are younger military members, and live in BAmc barracks. Event chairman John Harrison said the first year the men’s Golf Association organized this day-long party, and this year he led a large committee of resident volunteers. Transportation from the Y.o. See wArriorS, Page 14A

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The recent mistrial in the murder trial of Bryan K. crum dominated Friday night's political debate hosted by the Hometown Hero channel between candidates for 198th district Attorney and even seeped into questions posed to candidates for Kerr county Sheriff. candidate Scott monroe continued to call out Assistant 198th district Attorney Brad mccullouch for the question he posed during the crum trial that led to Judge rex Emerson's ruling for mistrial. mccullouch said he took full responsibility for the legal mishap that occurred when he believed the defense had opened up a line of questioning both sides had agreed not to discuss, and crum himself began to discuss previous violent acts. monroe has repeatedly brought up two other mccullouch cases that ended in mistrials, one in mississippi and the other in Junction. See dEBATE, Page 14A

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after sHarinG Heated words during last week’s debate, candidates for 198th District Attorney, from left, Scott Monroe and Brad McCullouch shared some smiles and the stage with their wives Jane and Mary Beth, respectively.

Honored Guests at the "Wounded Warrior" event at Comanche Trace last Saturday included, at left, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Juan Medrano and his wife Ann. Medrano helps coordinate such events for military patients at BAMC. He played golf with Men's Golf Association members and competed in a putting contest, while she went to downtown Kerrville with other spouses and a lady lieutenant colonel for a day of dining and shopping.

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ronny Carroll Jr. above left, joined his father, a Comanche Trace part-time resident, as hosts on one of the golf teams. The guests were escorted from the Y.O. Hotel by an honor guard of Kerrville Police Department and Kerr County Sheriff's Office officers (above center), and Comanche Trace residents lined the entry drive to the clubhouse in their golf carts, waving flags to greet them. Other residents joined the welcome at the top of the hill (above right), also waving flags and waiting to greet their guests.

‘Hope on Holdsworth’ march 29 Hal Peterson middle School students are hoping the community will come together to help complete a seven-monthlong community service project they began as part of the Spurs Team up challenge competition. Castillo J a n d a castillo, staff coordinator for the event, has asked that local residents help also by voting for her students at “You can vote daily,” she said. in September, seventh grade students from Hal Peterson middle School were named Team up challenge Semi-finalists for their community service project which was intended to raise awareness for hunger issues in Kerr county and to support the efforts of local food pantries. more than 100 students have volunteered throughout the school year to meet their goal and compete for the grand prize of a $20,000 community grant through Silver and Black Give Back. To date, they have collected more than 7,000 food items for local food pantries, written positive messages on thousands of paper bags used for food distribution at St. Vincent de Paul’s pantry, and twice provided local See HPmS, Page 14A

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Fiedler named to Kerr county Extension post Angela Fiedler has been appointed to the position of Kerr county Extension Agent – Family and consumer Sciences, according to a joint announcement by county Judge Pat Tinley and cheryl mapston, district extension administrator. Kerr county commissioners approved her hiring monday in their regular meeting, and welcomed her to Kerr county. Tinley said she and her alhusband own ready property in the mountain Home area in Fiedler Kerr county. Fiedler will begin her duties in Kerr county on April 2. She attended Texas State university in San marcos and received a bachelor of science in family and consumer sciences. She received a master of agriculture science degree from Texas A&m university in Kingsville. She has more than 11 years experience as a county extension agent. She began her career in Extension in 2001 when she was named to the like post in Bee county. She transferred to Kendall county in 2003. while in Kendall county, Fiedler conducted major educational programs in food safety, 4-H and youth development, parenting, diet, nutrition and health, safety, accident prevention and child care. mapston described Fiedler as having a wealth of experience and expertise, and said she looks forward to working with residents in Kerr county. “we are extremely pleased to have Angela in Kerr county,” mapston said. Fiedler will be responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating and interpreting effective extension education programs in the areas of family and consumer sciences, and 4-H and youth development in Kerr county. She joins the Agrilife Extension team of roy walston, laurinda Boyd, lindsey Forster and Patti Schlessiger.

198th district Grand Jury Members of the 198th Judicial District Grand Jury met March 5 and returned indictments including the following: • donald Thomas Bishop, 38, 400 block Ave. B, center Point – theft/stolen property >=$1,500 <$20,000 from a non-profit organization. • Perla Hernandez rodriguez, 63, 500 block ranchero rd., Kerrville – dwi with a child passenger under 15 years old. • Teum Khamsiry, 55, 400 block camino real, Kerrville – unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. • marcelo orta, 40, San Antonio – misapplication of a trust fund. • Zachary James Gauna, 26, Poteet – delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine <1g in a drug free zone, delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine 4200g in a drug-free zone. • daniel canchola, 55, 300 block Blank St., Kerrville – burglary of a building. • Anthony James Greco, 26, 300 block la casa dr., Kerrville – 15 counts of possession of child pornography.

council approves Accd building, ‘citizen’s on Patrol’ program By B onnie a rnold Staff writer

Kerrville city council unanimously supported in their march 13 meeting the establishment of a welding school by the Alamo community college district in a building on airport property; and also approved a “citizens on Patrol” program using volunteers with the police department’s citizen Police Academy alumni group. council also started the paperwork process to put the current city hall up for sale; and got a report on the success of February’s “mardi Gras of main.” Welding school city manager Todd Parton asked council for direction to staff to make the proposed welding school by the Alamo community college district a reality, and after some discussion, council approved moving ahead with a lease agreement for the proposed location.

Parton said the city got a letter • An initial term of two years; from the Kerrville/Kerr county • option for one-year lease extenJoint Airport Board about the pro- sions; posal for Accd to lease property at • Annual payment of $1 per year; 1994 Airport loop for two years. • The building leased “as is,” with “The Accd is initially Accd paying for all renoestablishing this school vations, insurance and utilto support the hiring and ity bills, and meeting work force development applicable codes. needs of the Fox Tank Kerrville area Accd staff company,” he told member Shawn Farenthold council. “However, this said they know a convertraining facility would sion from 110 to 220-volt also be available to other power is needed; and they local businesses and inhave to decide how to meet dustries.” the fire code either with a As a first step, the system or sprinkler Parton Accd plans to establish sprayed-in fire retardant. 10 welding training staShe said of the two options, tions in that building and use the ex- sprayed-in fire retardant is more afisting conference area for a fordable. classroom. Parton said the college “Fox Tank plans initially to have district is pursuing a Texas work- 80 hours of training at our classes force development grant to fund the plus on the job training; then have needed equipment. them come back to us if needed,” He said there would be four “conSee ciTY Page 5A ditions” on the proposed lease:

County Court-at-law • daniel ricardo Aleman, 1300 block north St., Kerrville – dwi, filed 1-24-12; sentenced to $1,000 fine, 180 days jail, 3 days credit, 12 months probation, 20 hours community service, $757 court costs. • Johnny Bailey Jr., 400 block westminster, Kerrville – possession of marijuana <2oz, filed 9-8-11; sentenced to $1,000 fine, 180 days jail, 2 days credit, 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $652 court costs. • crystal Beth Brummett, 100 block G. St., Kerrville – hindering apprehension or prosecution, filed 5-3-11; sentenced to $800 fine, 365 days jail, 4 days credit, 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $307 court costs. • Jason ryan conner, 200 block Sparkman, Kerrville – dwi, filed 10-6-11; sentenced to $1,000 fine, 180 days jail, 2 days credit, 40 hours community service, $827 court costs. • Virginia Brondo deleon, 2800 block memorial Blvd, Kerrville – theft/stolen property >=$20<$500 by check, filed 6-6-11; sentenced to $100 fine, 3 months probation, deferred, unsupervised, $307 court costs. • richard leon English, 1300 block ranchero rd., Kerrville – dwi, 2nd offense; sentenced to $1,500 fine, 150 days jail, 1 day credit, $432 court costs.


• nicholas Earl Hart, 1300 block warbler, Kerrville – assault causing bodily injury, family violence, filed 7-15-11, criminal trespass, filed 726-11; sentenced to $3,000 fine, 360 days jail, 4 days credit, $614 court costs. • roxanna lynn molina, 300 block George court, Kerrville – dwi, 2nd offense, filed 10-27-11; sentenced to $1,200 fine, 365 days jail, 2 days credit, 18 months probation, 100 hours community service, $482 court costs. • charles Eugene reid, 900 block Paschal Ave., Kerrville – driving with license invalid with previous conviction, filed 2-6-12; sentenced to $500 fine, $307 court costs. • Jeremy louie reyes, 500 block ranchero rd., Kerrville – theft/stolen property >=$20<$500 by check, filed 8-26-09; sentenced to $100 fine, 3 months probation, deferred, $494.50 court costs. • Eldon robert Flint, 300 block Avenue B, center Point – theft of property >=$500<$1,500, filed 130-12; sentenced to $500 fine, 365 days jail, 1 day credit, 9 months probation, $427 court costs. • Billie lawrence cates, wimberley – possession of marijuana <2oz, filed 1-24-12; sentenced to $1,000 fine, 180 days jail, 3 days credit, 12 months probation, 40 hours community service, $427 court costs.



• Anne Suzette copeland, Burnet – theft/stolen property >=$50 <$500, filed 9-14-09; sentenced to 10 days jail, 1 day credit. • Jennifer Gonzalez-rios, carrizo Springs – theft/stolen property >=$20<$500 by check, filed 3-1111; sentenced to $100 fine, 3 months probation, deferred, unsupervised, $347 court costs.

wednesday, march 21, 2012

James avery speaks

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James avery shared his story last week with members of the Kerrville Noon Rotary Club. Members learned of his life as a young man, founder of James Avery Craftsman, Inc., husband and father. While much of his professional life is well-known, he was candid about his college days and life as an U.S. Army Air Corps pilot.

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‘daughter’ of service raymond gives tirelessly to programs of dAr By l arry W illiams Staff writer

Kerrville resident donna raymond got involved in the daughters of the American revolution through her mother-in-law 38 years ago. Since then, she has served in several local, state, and national offices. She currently serves as the national chairperson for the dAr Xchools. The first step to joining the dAr is proving a direct ancestral link to someone who served in the revolutionary war. This isn’t limited to soldiers. it can also be someone who aided the revolution in other ways including the providing of materials or care. in raymond’s case, she has four ancestors from South carolina who fought in the revolutionary war that she knows of. She is currently researching two others. For raymond, the primary focus

of the dAr is service and education. The local chapter, the major James Kerr chapter, conducts educational and citizenship programming in six local high schools. “we have the American History Essay contest. we are involved in the schools with conservation, women’s issues, American heritage, and American history. we have 40 major committees that we work on,” raymond said. when the chapter was founded, raymond’s mother-in-law was the organizing vice-regent and raymond herself was a charter member. She has since served in several capacities herself including being regent for both the chapter and the statewide organization. “She recruited me to help her. She would have the ladies over and say, ‘donna, i’m having 25 ladies over for lunch today. what are you cooking,’” raymond said. “i knew nothing about dAr, but the ladies were so gracious and so kind that i thought i needed to get busy and get my lineage done.” Since then, she has grown in her role in the organization that she describes as a service organization.

She spends most of her time working with the six dAr Schools. These schools are located in Alabama, South carolina, Georgia, massachusetts, and Kentucky. Some serve a standard clientele, but most are focused on a specific population such as abused children, disadvantaged children, or children with learning disabilities. raymond was born in Haskell, Texas, but grew up in Farmington, n.m. “i had a very happy childhood. Back then you could ride your bike all over town and find your friends and play. i was in national Honor Society and did twirling for years. i was also a cheerleader in high school,” raymond said. After marrying her husband, Jim, she spent 10 years in los Angeles, calif. before moving to Kerrville for Jim to take over the family business. raymond has two sons. one lives in Juno, Texas on a ranch and the other lives locally and has blessed her with two granddaughters. “They are the first girls in the family in 35 years, so they get a little attention,” she said.

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Kerrville Police department reports alcohol offenses • A male was arrested at 7 p.m. on march 12 in the 400 block of Hays St. for public intoxication. • in the 1100 block of Broadway, a female causing a disturbance was arrested for public intoxication at 1:33 a.m. on march 13. • on march 15 at 2:35 p.m., in the 1000 block of Junction Hwy., a male was arrested for public intoxication. • A female was arrested for dwi and unlawful carrying of a weapon in the 1000 block of main St. on march 16 at 1:41 a.m. • A subject was arrested for public intoxication in the 500 block of Hill country dr. on march 17 at 8:20 a.m. drug offenses • in the 100 block of Texas dr., a male was arrested for possession of marijuana <2oz and possession of drug paraphernalia on march 12 at 9:39 p.m. • A male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance

PG2-A <=2oz in the 400 block of Sidney Baker on march 16 at 12:32 a.m. • on march 15 at 11:10 p.m., in the 100 block of meeker rd., a subject was arrested for a warrant, possession of a controlled substance PG3 <28g and possession of drug paraphernalia. assault • on march 14 at 4:50 p.m., an assault causing bodily injury to a family member was reported in the 200 block of d St. • An aggravated assault with a

deadly weapon was reported in the 1600 block of E. main St. on march 17 at 11:10 p.m. Theft • in the 800 block of webster Ave., an aggravated robbery was reported at 11 p.m. on march 17. • An unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Goss St. on march 18 at 1:26 p.m. Burglary • A female was arrested in the 400 block of Harper St. for burglary of a habitation with intent to

commit another felony on march 14 at 7:10 p.m. • on march 19 at 7:15 a.m., a burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 200 block of Guadalupe St. other offenses • A criminal mischief >=$50 <$500 was reported in the 10 block of Travis St. on march 12 at 8:36 a.m. • A male was arrested in the 1600 block of water St. for warrants and failure to identify a fugitive from justice at 1:57 a.m. on march 18.


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OPINION&Editorial state Comptroller speaks ...

comptroller offers amnesty program Texas comptroller Susan combs has announced the opportunity for businesses to clear up their tax records without any penalty. The state’s Fresh Start tax amnesty period is set for June 12 through Aug. 17, 2012. “The amnesty is a chance for businesses to set their tax Combs records straight and save money by not having to pay penalty and interest on tax reports they had failed to file,” combs said. “during the two-month amnesty, businesses can file those missing reports and pay the overdue taxes, or amend and pay previous reports in which they had incorrectly stated a lower amount than was due.”

The tax amnesty covers taxes and fees that were originally due before April 1, 2012. The amnesty does not apply to underpaid tax returns (tax that was reported but not paid) or filing periods that businesses have in audit. The Fresh Start amnesty applies to sales tax, franchise tax and other state or local taxes or fees administered by the comptroller’s office, except Public utility commisgross receipts sion assessments.   A similar tax amnesty was held in summer 2007 and brought in approximately $100 million in unpaid taxes. Taxpayers can get details on the Fresh Start tax amnesty at, or by calling 1-800-252-1390.

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Attorney rebuts letter To the editor: danny Edwards’ recent letter to the editor raised many questions about Scott monroe’s campaign tactics in the republican primary race against Brad mccullouch, candidates for the 198th district Attorney. Shortly after mr. Edwards’ letter was published, and near the end of a recent and local murder trial, mr. mccullouch disobeyed an order of the Trial court. Prior to the start of the trial and in response to the defense team’s “motion in limine,” the court instructed mr. mccullouch not to bring up any unadjudicated extraneous offenses in the presence of the jury. The “audience of non-lawyers,” as mr. Edwards refers to in his letter, needs only to understand one important thing about this event. it is obvious that Judge (rex) Emerson cannot trust mr. mccullouch to obey the court’s orders. The necessary end of mr. mccullouch’s disobedience was a mistrial. mr. mccullouch and his supporters will spin this; but it does not change the fact that the taxpayers of Kerr county will have to foot

the bill for the defendant’s new trial solely because of mr. mccullouch’s conduct, or should i say misconduct. i agree with mr. Edwards’ inference in his letter that any good attorney should challenge a judge when he thinks the judge is wrong. in this case, though, the time to challenge a judge on this issue was not in front of the jury and risk mistrial. mr. Edwards said in his letter, “Judges also make mistakes.” i ask, if different judges keep making the same “mistake,” when it comes to mr. mccullouch’s performance in the courtroom, is it possible that the problem is not the judge’s mistake, but instead mr. mccullouch’s behavior? in consideration of the most current events, i wonder if mr. Edwards might reconsider his defense of mr. mccullouch. Perhaps some of the issues brought out by Scott monroe in this campaign deserve more serious and professional consideration. -– doyle Weaver Kerrville

in spite of drought

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susan sander presented a program at the Riverside Nature Center recently on "Landscaping in Spite of Drought" and discussed with attendees how to deal with the Hill Country's thin soil, lack of rain, plant choices and gardening possibilities. She is the founder of the RNC and a volunteer and frequent speaker for the nature center.

Phase 3 ... by Sherry Cunningham

Jolly workers Home demonstration club my sister Pat sent me a message started with 12 members as a sorecently that she had read in our cial club for young farmer's wives hometown newspaper that the in 1942. At that time, they set Jolly workers Home demonstra- their maximum age for membertion club had disbanded after 69 ship at 30 - a fact that brought and a half years. our mother was smiles to the member's faces all a member of this club of these years. in just a and she loved everycouple of years, the Jolly thing about it. A few Twelve club turned into decades ago the Extenthe Jolly workers Home Service had sion demonstration club. changed the name of maudie Firebaugh was this program to Extenthe Home demonstration sion Homemakers Agent that i remember Group and then to best. She was a beautiHcE, but our family ful woman inside and didn't get the memo. we out. She also helped never got over calling those of us who were in them the Home demonCunningham 4-H. Each month when stration club. Jolly workers met, one i can remember mama going to member of the group would lead “club.” She wasn't a charter the lesson that was outlined and member, but i think she joined provided to them by the Extenwhen i was very young, so she sion office. it is memorable that was a long time member. it the lesson programs during world

war ii included many suggestions that furthered the war effort. A lot of food products were being rationed at that time, so suggestions for recipe substitutions were popular discussion items at the club. Even though gasoline was rationed during the war, Jolly workers members found ways to attend their meetings. The members took turns hosting the meetings in their homes. when it came time for mama to be the hostess, she would work herself crazy getting everything in our house totally spotless. As the hostess, mama would make some scrumptious dessert, perk a pot of coffee and/or brew some iced tea, depending on the season. She would serve her dessert on top of paper doilies positioned on a big platter. i loved those doilies and mama would always give me some to color. She

would sit me at the table with my crayons and a some doilies to keep me quiet and busy during her meeting. The Jolly workers Home demonstration club always made a good showing at the county Fair. Each club was challenged to enter items in sewing, arts, canning and other divisions. mama excelled in sewing, so her entries on behalf of the club were usually in that division. She won a lot of blue ribbons. The top winning club got to enter their items in the State Fair, which was an honor. members of the Jolly workers Home demonstration club were lifetime friends. Pat later sent me a copy of the newspaper clipping and a picture of the last few surviving active members - all sweet ladies now in their late 80s and early 90s who were lifetime friends of our mother. ‘nuf said.

Crossword Puzzle Fun across 1. Breakfast sizzler 6. marienbad, for one 9. ___ Peninsula, where Kuala lumpur is located 14. "remember the ___!" 15. Plants of the genus Equisetum 17. Femme fatale 18. Place stiffened material inside a collar 19. Sixth canonical hour 21. legislative body with all members present 22. State again 23. Betelgeuse's constellation 25. "Farewell, mon ami" 27. Abject 31. "don't ___!" 33. Flower commemorating remembrance Sunday 35. Stanley Kowalski's famous yell 36. domestic 38. notations to ignore corrections 40. Acclaim 41. moorehead of "Bewitched" 43. Buddhist who has attained nirvana 45. "For shame!" 46. narrow ridge of hills 48. Biblical gift 50. "A lesson From ___" 52. reason to close up shop 55. Begins 58. Place where stolen cars are disassembled (2 wd) 60. Geographic region 62. mooring sites 63. Estranged 64. carry away, in a way 65. cutting edge of a weapon 66. casual attire 67. wiccan advice (pl.) down 1. more mean 2. Breathing 3. Assuming responsibility for needs of another 4. Portended 5. ___ surface prevents falls 6. climb 7. orangutan 8. "A jealous mistress": Emerson 9. Solid portion between two crenels in a battlement (pl.) 10. Eventually (2 wd) 11. Been in bed 12. Hokkaido native 13. original matter prior to Big Bang 16. Brown shade 20. Bread spreads 24. Beat 26. understanding 28. Human skull symbol (2 wd) 29. Assortment

answers to last Week’s Puzzle 30. Battering wind 31. Asian nurse 32. Kind of palm 34. The "p" in m.p.g. 37. Excluded 39. Approval (2 wd) 42. Soup cracker 44. one hallucinating on drugs 47. ___ del Sol 49. resume original shape 51. loose rock debris on a slope 53. Bakery offering 54. church recesses 55. Attempt 56. Be a snitch 57. "mi chiamano mimi," e.g. 59. Jekyll's alter ego 61. His "4" was retired (baseball)

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artist GeorGe Boutwell, of Clifton, Texas, was one of several professional artists displaying their work at the Texas Wild Bunch art show and sale held over the weekend at the Y.O. Ranch Resort. A portion of the proceeds were pledged to benefit the Boys And Girls Clubs at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

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she said. “There’s no way to put this at our current facility.” She said they’ve talked about running two shifts of classes at first, if needed; and possibly add automotive repair training in the future. Asked about Accd’s timeline, she said their next step is to find the former BA materials building’s official building plans, but they know it was built in the 1970s and has about 10,000 square feet of space. council voted 5-0 to have a draft lease agreement drawn up; and Parton noted Kerr county commissioners’ court already voted their unanimous support of this welding school. Citizens on Patrol Kerrville Police chief John Young told council the KPd has been conducting successful citizens Police Academies since 2006. He said the program has matured over the last six years, and has provided volunteer assistance to KPd through an alumni association. The support includes volunteers to the police department and community support through the Blue Santa program. Young said a cPAAA goal is to provide added assistance through a “citizen on Patrol” program that supports crime prevention and community policing efforts of KPd. The volunteers initially will assist with minor traffic-related issues, specifically handicapped parking violations, Young said. He said their assistance could be expanded to crime prevention issues including vacation house checks, seasonal parking lot security, other parking violations, and other traffic control assignments. Young said this proposed program also includes use of one vehicle with a two-person team of volunteers, a related item on this agenda. Asked if Kerrville has a lot of complaints about handicapped parking, Young said, “Yes, we get complaints all the time.” He said the most frequently reported locations are walmart, the main Post office on cully drive, other large venues, and the posted limited parking downtown. council approved the coP pro-

gram by a 5-0 vote. The next item was a proposed gift of a 2003 crown Victoria police interceptor by cPAAA member Jim Burgin, for use by the coP volunteers. council also approved that gift by a unanimous vote. disposal of city hall council discussed with Parton the first steps in disposing of the current city Hall on Junction Highway, as construction continues on the new city hall downtown. Parton said if council okayed it, the first step would be that city Attorney mike Hayes would begin the legal paperwork to offer the property for sale. Parton offered a market analysis from 2008 when they previously discussed moving city hall, and said it was valued then at $910,000. He said the staff wanted an idea how to proceed. The options, he suggested, were to solicit “requests for Proposals,” then hold a mandatory pre-bid meeting with interested parties; or to ask for sealed bids. He called the rFP a more structural process; and said if they chose sealed bids, they would have to have packets of information available for any potential buyers. councilman carson conklin said the problem with a mandatory prebid meeting is that some may not be able to participate but still want to bid. council asked staff to prepare a timeline of the rFP process and present it to them at the April 10 meeting. That passed by a 5-0 vote. The contractor working on the new city hall downtown has estimated

completion by September, for city staff to vacate the current building and move into the new one. mardi Gras on may update departing main Street Program manager Johnna wade reported to council that the Feb. 21 “mardi Gras on main” event drew between 250 and 300 people. She said 20 sponsors contributed greatly to the gross proceeds of $20,500 and after expenses, they made $20,000. “This will allow us to move forward on our art project. we will be opening bids on march 16 and see how many fit our budget, with $45,000 to spend,” wade told council. “once we award the bid, we expect the work to take place march 22 through mother’s day weekend, when we plan to dedicate the statue. mr. Avery’s piece is called ‘mother’s love,’ you know.” The large public art piece will be installed on a new base to be constructed at the corner of Earl Garrett and main streets, at the corner of the Kerr Arts & cultural center property. Commendations on behalf of the city, mayor david wampler presented resolutions of commendation to departing members of three city advisory boards to thank them for their service. Kyle Bond and Peter lewis were thanked for their service on the main Street Advisory Board. debbie Bading was thanked for her service on the Food Service Advisory Board. Janet moseley was commended for her service on the library Advisory Board.

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tim CrenwelGe, left, celebrates with Jack Brinks of Chrysler Corporation after a successful unveiling of the newest member to the Jeep lineup. The public was invited last week to see the new Jeep KJ8 conversion vehicle. Crenwelge said his family has been selling Jeeps for more than 50 years. “A Jeep says who you are,” Crenwelge said.

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‘Emerge 2012’ symposum set for April 3 A technology symposium titled “Emerge 2012” is offered on April 3 in Kerrville, hosted by rackspace and co-hosted by the community Foundation of the Texas Hill country and the San Antonio Area Foundation. The target audience is small business owners, nonprofit professionals and staff, and anyone hoping to expand their information technology knowledge base. The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the inn of the Hills resort and conference center. registration for this event is open now. The cost is $75 to attend all activities all day; and $30 for a networking breakfast. Exhibitor space is available to those interested in showcasing their products and services. The cost to rent exhibitor space is $100, which includes full access to day's events, networking breakfast, sessions, lunch, and goodie bags. This event will be hosted by rackspace Hosting, community Foundation of the Texas Hill country and San Antonio Area Foundation. many classes will be taught by representatives from rackspace, with beginner and advanced class sessions offered. For more information, call Jayne Zirkel, event coordinator, community Foundation, at the community Foundation office at 896-8811, or visit the website for complete details and registration forms.

AArP offers Tax-Aide for locals Experienced volunteers are available at the Salvation Army Social Services center to help low-to moderate-income and elderly persons prepare their tax returns for 2011. The AArP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide the free help monday through Friday from 1-4:14 p.m. in the Social Services building at 855 Hays St. and will continue their service through April 17. They cannot accept donations for their help. in previous years, this service was provided at the Butt-Holdsworth memorial library, but the library has been closed for renovations and the tax-aide program was moved for this year. Those wanting to use this service are asked to bring certain documents: • driver’s license; • Social Security card, or other id documents for self and dependents; • if self-employed, a list of expenses; • All income and expenses; • records of unemployment compensation; • SSA-1099 forms • All 1099 forms; • information on any dependent care provider including name and employer id or SSn; • All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing. Volunteer leaders said they do not handle returns that involve any real estate beyond one’s homestead/residence, or foreign income. They do help retired military with tax returns but not active duty military members. And they ask that if Spanish is a resident’s first language, he or she bring an interpreter to help. For information, call toll-free at 1888-AArPnow (227-7669); or visit the website

woods shines as Prmc food service staffer

wednesday, march 21, 2012

Clumber spaniels on parade

By B onnie a rnold Staff writer

Tessie woods’ official title at Peterson regional medical center is “food passer,” as she is one of the food service staff who delivers the food trays to patients’ rooms. it’s her caring and friendly attitude as she does it that got her nominated for an award from Sodexo. The certificate says, “The Sodexo Health care Services cArES Award is presented to Tessie woods – in recognition of your generous spirit and your efforts to improve the quality of daily life for those we serve. Thank you for helping make every day a better day,” signed Pat connolly, president. Sodexo is the contracted food service provider for Prmc. The cArES acronym stands for compassion, attitude, respect, empathy and service. “i knock on the door, and when they say it’s okay to come in, i say, ‘my name is Tessie’ and introduce myself,” she said. “i have to check their name and date of birth. i present myself and tell them i’m there to deliver their food. “i help make the table very convenient, and sometimes offer to cut their meat. And if i have time, i help re-tie someone’s gown. “i always ask before i leave, ‘is there’s anything i can get you?’ and ask if i should close the door when i leave,” she said. “And there’s a big smile on their face. communication is most important. Even if the person is grouchy or mean, we use a technique of a positive attitude and sincerity.” The menu is the responsibility of the nurses and dietician, and then Tessie and her co-workers deliver the trays. She said it’s taken her all over the hospital, not

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tessie woods won an award recently from Sodexo, the food service provider at Peterson Regional Medical Center, for her attitude and compassion in her work as a "food passer," delivering trays to patients' rooms. just in the kitchen “Because i won this award, Sodexo will pick one winner later from the monthly winners, for a trip to Florida. That would be exciting,” she said. woods was widowed 19 years ago, and felt she needed to be out around people and do something for others. She said she has no children, but has a hilltop home here on some acreage and got a red Jaguar to drive. “i want to be kind to people,” she said. She worked at the mooney Aircraft corporation in the assembly line for 25 years and for a short time at A-Tek, and went to work with the Prmc food service last november. “The most important thing i’ve learned is the care and love and understanding of the patients, that they see we care about them.” She’s been described by pa-

Prayer conference slated at the Kroc nationally recognized author and speaker debbie Taylor williams will host a prayer and worship conference titled “P.r.A.Y. with Passion” at The Salvation Army Kerrville Kroc center in her hometown of Kerrville on may 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon in connection with the national day of Prayer. williams has led this event in 25 other states and is excited to offer it to the community where these ideas were first formed. Based on her book “P.r.A.Y. with Purpose, live with Passion,” this conference focuses on 26 of God's divine attributes.

cost of the conference is $20 and includes a signed book and a pastry, fruit and coffee buffet. Scholarships and childcare are available. register for the conference by calling the Kerrville Kroc center at 315-5762 or register online a t call the Kerrville Kroc center to make child care arrangements. For more information on the conference contact williams at debbie@debbietaylorwilliams.c om, or visit her website at

tients and their families as very supportive and kind and willing to hug people. “i am Philippino, and there i learned we reciprocate by taking care of our elders. Even though i grew up in this country, i believe that. we all will go down that road and have to be treated with dignity and respect.” She lived in the Philippines until she was 25 years old where she got schooling in the education field, and then came to America. She’s been in the Kerrville area 35 years. PrmC food service The nursing staff has to know each patient’s diet restrictions. depending on a patient’s medical problems and/or tests scheduled, what the patient can eat and when may be affected. in the rooms, each patient has a See woodS, Page 7A

tHe ClumBer sPaniel CluB of ameriCa, inC., held an international meeting and competition at the Y.O. Hotel last week, and one event was a "Parade of Companion Dogs" before the "Specialty Judging" began. One couple showed off their half-sibling pet Clumbers. The event drew entrants, owners and handlers from 37 states and seven countries including Croatia.

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Countdown to grand opening

By l arry W illiams Staff writer

march is national Sleep month and many people are unaware of the potential physical dangers caused by sleeping disorders. Pretty much every bodily system depends on regular and adequate sleep to regulate, replenish, and heal. According to Jerry wilson of the Kerrville Sleep center, statistics show that about 18 percent of the general population suffers from a sleeping disorder. dr. Kathy wilson of Kerrville is board certified in sleep medicine as well as internal medicine, and she offers some thoughts on sleep health. inadequate sleep There are many problems associated with inadequate sleep, and adults should be getting seven to seven and a half hours of sleep per day. conventional wisdom says that this amount decreases as a person ages, but dr. wilson says this isn’t the case. “normal and natural is that the deeper sleeps decrease somewhat, but other than that, it does not really change,” wilson said. “older people tend to tolerate insomnia and poor sleep for quite some time because they think that is just part of normal aging, but it really shouldn’t be.” The most noticeable symptom of a sleep issue is sleepiness during the day. “we all have an afternoon dip after lunch when we could go for a nap. we should be able to work through that if we have to and it should not last that long – maybe half an hour. otherwise, adults should not really be sleepy during the day,” wilson said. in addition, someone with poor sleeping habits may also experience not feeling refreshed when waking. wilson said if you wake up feeling tired or have to drag yourself out of bed consistently, you may have a sleep problem. sleep apnea The most commonly diagnosed sleep disorder is sleep apnea. Basically, with sleep apnea, the patient

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menu each day and calls the phone number given to order their food choices. depending on how long they’re staying, they can order a single meal or multiple meals. The hospital staff promises in patient information booklets that the meals arrive in 45 minutes or less. And they provide “At Your request” room service 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., so woods and her coworkers don’t just deliver food at the usual breakfast, lunch and supper times. The menu is a three-part brochure marked for breakfast, for lunch and dinner, and for salads,

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dr. KatHy wilson demonstrates a newer model CPAP machine on her husband, Jerry. He wears a CPAP each evening to combat sleep apnea. stops breathing periodically during those who already have cardiac issleep. in many cases, the person will sues. be roused by a gasp when breathing “The sleep apneas really strain the resumes. heart muscle. if you have heart issues The most common treatment is a as well, then the heart muscle is cPAP machine that forces air into the being strained by the heart disease body, keeping the airway open. and the apnea,” said wilson. “Half of when some think of a cPAP ma- people with hypertension have sleep chine, they think of a big, bulky, un- apnea.” comfortable mask. dr. wilson said, She also says that in severe cases of however, that technology is changing apnea, the patient may stop breathing and improving the treatment. for up to 70 seconds. it is more com“it’s not automatic you are going to mon for the apnea to last 25-30 secneed a mask, there are other treat- onds. ments,” wilson said. Apart from apnea, one of the most in addition, the masks have become common diagnoses for sleep issues much smaller, and newer technology is periodic limb movement disorder. allows the machine to back off the wilson says this is different than pressure when the patient is breath- someone who thrashes around at ing out. This allows for more natural night. This condition causes the and comfortable breathing. Some limbs, usually the legs, to be in cPAP machines are no bigger than a movement throughout the night. She standard alarm clock, and at least one says that she has seen sleep studies model actually is also an alarm clock. where patients have up to 120 limb Sleep apnea poses obvious dangers, movements per hour. “There is no but particularly to patients with heart way to wake up feeling rested from disease. Apnea puts extra stress on See SlEEP, Page 10A the heart as the body fights for oxygen. over a period of time, this can damage the heart muscle, but treatment becomes even more urgent for

desserts and beverages. The breakfast menu alone lists more than a dozen main dishes, plus cereals, breads, and fruits and juices. Some items are marked as fat free, low fat or low sodium. one patient was so impressed with the hospital food and the service from one of woods’ coworkers that she wrote a letter praising the food and the staff. She said she never had hospital food taste like homemade, food cooked at home. She especially liked the meatloaf and hamburgers and ice cream, and thought Prmc ought to bottle their tea to sell and open a restaurant. The same kitchen staff that cooks for patients in their rooms also provides the food in the hospital “café.”

liBrary direCtor daniel sCHwartz is overseeing the completion of renovations to the But-Holdsworth Memorial Library, and with the grand re-opening scheduled for Saturday, March 31, his staff reassembling shelving and moving the library books and other materials out of the basement and back into the main floors of the building. The new circulation and reference desks were in place, but other furniture, shelving and computers still have to be set up by March 30.

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Community Calendar aarP Guadalupe Chapter 2539 The local AArP chapter meets the second monday of the month, Sept.-may, at 1 p.m. at 137 Plaza dr., at Parson’s House. call 3672421 for information. adult & Community ed Kerrville iSd’s Adult & community Education offers a wide variety of classes each spring and fall. call 257-2218 or visit air Force association The Air Force Association, Heart o’ the Hills chapter 368, has quarterly meetings. call 3672357 for information. american legion Post 208 members of the American legion Post 208 meet the second Thursday of each month at the Post at 3800 riverside dr. call 896-6151 for information. american red Cross The Hill country chapter – American red cross offers classes in first aid, cPr, AEd, and volunteer training for disaster relief. For information on classes and volunteer opportunities, visit the chapter office at 333 Earl Garrett, or call 257-4677. any Baby Can The non-profit social service organization Any Baby can helps families with children with special needs. The office is located at 213 water St., Kerrville and chuck del Toro can be contacted at 792-4222. Bluebonnet appliquers The Bluebonnet Appliquers group meets the first wednesday of the month at the American red cross office, 333 Earl Garrett, 9:15 a.m. to noon. Bring an appliqué project and join the group to appliqué. Beginners are welcome. For information, call (830) 928-6360. Cancer support Group The cancer Support Group – all therapies meet at St. Peter’s Episcopal church and offers support for cancer patients and their families. call the church at 257-8162 for more information. Christian assistance ministry christian Assistance ministry (cAm) offers free food and clothing to qualified needy families out of their office / warehouse at 624 clay St., Kerrville. call 257-4222 for information or visit their office mondays 2 to 6 p.m. Civil air Patrol The civil Air Patrol, Kerrville composite Squadron, invites visitors and prospective members to attend. For location and other information, call 792-5997, or 1st lt. John Hainey, cAP, PAo, at (830) 895-4932. Comfort and Conversation comfort and conversation, a support group for bereaved spouses / partners, meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Ambulatory care center 620 cully dr. call Peggy Sweeney at 377-7389 for added information. Compassionate Friends compassionate Friends, a support group for families who have had a child die of any age and any cause, meets the fourth monday of the month 6:30-8 p.m. at First united methodist church Education Building, 321 Thompson dr. For information, call Steve at 792-3769. d.a.r. The daughters of the American revolution meet the fourth Tuesday of every month (with the exception of June, July, August and december) at St. Paul's united methodist church, located at 135 methodist Encampment rd. call 367-2903. daughters of the British empire The local chapter of daughters of the British Empire is led by cynthia Anderson of Kerrville, holding monthly meetings in members’ homes. call 896-0247 for locations and information. d.r.T. daughters of the republic of Texas (d.r.T.), Joshua d. Brown chapter, meet on the fourth monday at Trinity Baptist church. call Gaynell wells in Kerrville at 895-0788. dutch oven Cooking The local dutch oven cooking, lone Star Society chapter, meets monthly. call Betty Bennett in center Point at 634-2596 for information. elks lodge #2081 members of the Elks lodge #2081 meet the second and fourth Thursdays at the lodge, 1907 Junction Hwy. call 895-4554 for information. extension education Club For information about the Extension Education club, e-mail; visit 3655 State Highway 27; or call laurinda Boyd at 257-6568. Families & literacy, inc. Families & literacy, inc., offers courses in Basic literacy, GEd Preparation, English as a Second language, citizenship and Parenting. For information including costs and class times, call 896-8787, or visit the website at Freeman-Fritts animal shelter The Freeman-Fritts Animal Shelter, offering pet adoption, is open 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. monday-Friday at 505 Spur 100. call 2574500 for information. Friends of the library dorothy newby is president of the Friends of the library, a volunteer support group for the Butt-Holdsworth memorial library, Kerrville. Visit the library at 505 water St. or call 257-8422 for more information. Girl scouts of Kerr County For information on the Girl Scouts of Kerr county, contact Jody Jacoby at 367-5078 or habitat for humanity Volunteers are always needed for the work of Habitat for Humanity. call 792-4844 or send a note to P.o. Box 2140, Kerrville, TX 78029-2140.

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Gala to feature ‘Howling Forks’ rev. max m. reynolds has been making tin angels for nearly two decades. He was inspired when his wife was in surgery in 1995 at then Sid Peterson memorial Hospital. To occupy his time while in the waiting room and as his wife recovered, he began making angels for other families waiting alongside him. The tin angels seemed to comfort loved ones and delight young children each time he passed one out in a waiting room, the lobby, or in the hospital halls. To date, max estimates that he’s made at least 90,000 angels. crafted from tin discs he purchases from local lumber yards, one 50 pound box can make about 7,000 angels and he proudly mentions that it only takes him about 45 seconds to make one angel. At Peterson regional medical center a basketful of angels sits at the front desk. Visitors, patients, and family members are welcome to take an angel out of the basket at anytime and take it home. in addition to making angels for Prmc, he delivers angels to other

local health agencies. on special occasions, like relay for life, he’ll spray paint them pink and give them to race participants and cancer survivors. Proudly, thousands of angels have been shipped to soldiers in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and other u.S. bases. “i’ve learned that soldiers in the field flatten the tin angels out and carry them in their pocket. And one year i was told soldiers made a christmas tree out of the angels i sent them.” max said. weekly deliveries to fill a basketful of angels led max to a new venture. while at Peterson in early march to visit with marketing director lisa winters, max decided to show and tell his newest creation, “Howling Forks.” The self-standing forks, bent upward, feature a small alligator clip at the tip and sit upright on a table to hold a card or photograph. ironically, just moments before max arrived at the hospital to refill his angel basket, winters was in a meeting with Prmc’s develop-

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fund develoPment Coordinator Mollie Scherer, Director of Marketing Lisa Winters, and the Rev. Max M. Reynolds with the new “Howling Forks” for the upcoming Legacy Gala events.

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march Events calendar march 1-april 30 Western art academy Celebrating Western art education Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bronze Exhibit by Tod richardson, a sculptor from carrizozo, n.m., has captured in bronze the wildlife he had studied for a lifetime. The museum of western Art, 1550 Bandera Hwy., 896-2553. march 8-april 1 KaCC Juried show Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Kerrville Art club, Guadalupe watercolor Group, Kerr Arts & cultural center, 228 Earl Garrett, 895-2911. march 9 – april 14 sticks and stones iii Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the artwork of HcAF members. Vote for the

People’s choice Award. Hill country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre rd. South, ingram, 367-5120. march 23-april 21 "The spitfire Grill" Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. A musical drama. Hill country Arts Foundation indoor Theater, 120 Point Theatre rd., ingram, 367-5120. march 24 Kerr County market days Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An old-fashioned market on the square. over 75 vendors selling Texas wares; arts, crafts, jewelry, plants and more. courthouse Square, 700 main St., 895-7524. march 24 Csi day – Community service infusion day Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for this day of service "working

Big rig day

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students at st. Peter's sCHool are busy learning all about "Transportation." Larry Reichenau Construction recently brought over a "skid steer" for all the students to view and sit in the driver's seat. Pictured above four-year-old teacher Felicia Lehmann helps steady students Payton Neuman, left, and Evan Peschel.

as a community for our community." Please see website for additional information and registration. locations vary, 7923131. march 24 Kerrville Trailblazers Walk Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. noncompetitive 10km/5km. walk, jog or run at your own pace. it is open to all and families are encouraged to participate. Kerr wildlife management Area Headquarters building, 2625 Fm 1340, Hunt 896-6395. march 28 Fancy nancy wednesday 10 a.m. See the popular children’s book by Jane o’connor come to life. nancy just

doesn’t understand why she’s the only one who appreciates the value of frilly accessories and a prodigious vocabulary. it’s time to teach her family how to be fancy! Kathleen c. cailloux Theater, 910 main St., 896-9393. march 31 Pianist don irwin Saturday 7:30 p.m. Texas native son and Steinway pianist don irwin’s Spring concert a perfect way to spend an evening. Every song will take you to somewhere you’ve been before while making memories. you’ll never forget. Kathleen c.cailloux Theater, 910 main St, 896-9393.

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Community Calendar (conTinuEd From PAGE 8A) halo of love Halo of love, a support group for bereaved parents and their families, meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Ambulatory care center, 620 cully dr. call Peggy Sweeney at 257-4544 for additional information. help us hear Club dr. Kenneth Aspinall is the contact person for the Help us Hear club. call 792-4060. hC amateur radio Club For information on club activities, location and meeting times, call Pauline wilson at 7924410. hill Country automobile Club The Hill country Automobile club meets the second Sunday each month. call 257-3727 or visit hill Country Camera Club The Hill country camera club meets the second Thursday each month at 7 p.m. at the dietert Senior center. call 792-4232 or 2576228 or 896-6395 for information. hill Country Chorale Hill country chorale, Kerrville’s community chorus, meets September through may, mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian church, Kerrville. For information, call claire rabson, 792-7262. hill Country Computer Club The Hill country computer club SiG (Special interest Group) for Pc users meets the third Thursday of the month, except August and december, at 1:30 p.m. at the First united methodist church Educational Building, room 212, 321 Thompson dr. For evening meetings, e-mail Visit the computer club website:, or call 739-5990. hill Country Fly Fishers Hill country Fly Fishers meet the third Thursday each month at 7 p.m. at riverside nature center, 150 Francisco lemos. Programs are presented for beginners and “old pros” in casting, fly tying and area fishing. call Bill Elgin at 895-2259. hill Country Porcelain art Guild Hill country Porcelain Art Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday each month at the Kerr Arts & cultural center. Both new and experienced porcelain painters can join them. call 895-2911. hill Country Quilt Guild Hill country Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. the third monday each month at Zion lutheran church. hCyr auxiliary Thrift shop The Hill country Youth ranch Auxiliary invites area residents to shop at their Thrift Shop, 412 Hwy. 27 East, ingram, for all their clothing and household needs. They have seasonal specials. call 367-5444. interfaith Peace dialogue For information about regular discussions of promoting peace, contact leahanna Young at Kerr County Cactus society The Kerr county cactus and Succulent Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the community room at wells Fargo - Five Points. call larry Fagarason at 792-5421. Kerr County Women’s Chamber The Kerr county women’s chamber meets the first wednesday of each month at the Y.o. ranch resort and conference center. call President Bev Bond at 257-7184 for information. Kerr County historical Commission Kerr county Historical commission meets the third monday each month at noon at the logan library, Schreiner university. call Julie leonard at 634-7897, or e-mail Kerrville investors Kerrville investors meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the riverhill club, Hwy. 173. call 367-7378 for more information. Kerrville morning rotary Club Kerrville morning rotary club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at cracker Barrel restaurant. The program varies from week to week. For reservations, call 896-8826. Kerrville Zen Group Kerrville Zen Group meets Thursdays 67:30 p.m. at unity church of the Hill country, 413 lois St. call 257-0472 for information. narcotics anonymous The Kerrville group of narcotics Anonymous offers regular meetings in the city, including Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at Zion lutheran church; daily at noon at 88 coronado dr., Ste 6; monday, wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and a women’s meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call toll-free at 1-855-864-2262. native Plant society of Texas Kerrville chapter, native Plant Society of Texas meets the first Tuesday of the month, September through June, at riverside nature center, 150 lemos St. Programs about native plants are given by experts in the field. call 257-2185 for time and other information. sons of the american revolution Hill country chapter of the SAr meets the second Tuesday each month at 11:30 a.m. call 257-4140 or 792-4842 for location and information. united daughters of Confederacy capt. charles Schreiner chapter 2462, united daughters of the confederacy, meets the second monday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s united methodist church, except december and June. call 257-1263 for information.

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Parrish named Prmc ‘Employee of the year’ The 2011 Peterson regional medical center Employee Awards dinner was recently held at the Buckhorn lake resort. The annual dinner was created to recognize employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service. Sixtyseven Prmc employees were applauded. The final award presented was the “duan Packard Award” for the Prmc Employee of the Year. dr. duan Packard was a much-loved physician for many years at Sid Peterson memorial Hospital where he served as chief of staff in 1950, 1963, and again in 1982. Following his passing, the Prmc Board of directors established the award in his name to honor him for his dedication to high standards of patient care and his appreciation for the good work of hospital employees. Pat murray, cEo of Prmc, announced that dianne Parrish was the recipient of the 2011 duan Packard Award. "dianne has been employed by our hospital since her junior year in high school. Her 36-year tenure is nearly unprecedented as she has advanced in the radiology department, later trained to become an xray technician, a professional

nurse, then transferring to materials management, and over the course of her career, working in Quality Assurance,” murray said. “Having touched many lives in our hospital for so many years in different roles has made dianne a valued and worthy recipient, but it is her extended service to her church and community that set the standard.” To be eligible for the duan Packard Award, the employee must be working full-time and be employed by Prmc for at least five years. in addition, other criteria are considered such as performance, evaluation ratings, attendance and punctuality, professionalism, dress code compliance, loyalty and commitment to Prmc, as well as involvement in professional and civic organization. The 2011 duan Packard Award nominees, including Parrish were Kent Bressler (medical Staff Services), Angelica Frausto (laboratory), Judy Jones-Amason (Quality Services), and mollie Scherer (development). For more information on the Employee of the Year, contact Erin cates, Prmc employee relations specialist at 258-7375.

Trinity Baptist church will present a maundy Thursday event on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in Trinity’s Sanctuary. The Sanctuary choir will sing “Song of the Shadows” written by Joseph martin. Also, during the service there will be communion given. Trinity is located at 800 Jackson rd. All are welcome to attend. There will be childcare available for infants up to age three. For further information, call 8950114, or go to or listen to KcYr 101.5 Fm.

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dianne ParrisH, left, was awarded the Duan Packard Award for the PRMC "Employee of the Year" recently, and her plaque was presented by hospital CEO Pat Murray. Parrish was one of five nominees for the award.

Public invited to Easter Fest, cookoff April 7 The American legion memorial Post 208 of Kerrville and its auxiliary are hosting the “Here’s To the Heroes” Easter Fest and cook-off again this year. Thanks to many local sponsors, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event on Saturday, April 7, so be sure to join the fun at Flat rock Park located at 3840 riverside drive in Kerrville. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and will wrap up at 7 p.m. There will be a great line-up of live local music, an Easter egg hunt for three separate age groups, other children’s activities, a washer tournament, a chili and barbecue cook-off, and various food and

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ment department. The staff was trying to find a way to display recipe cards for their upcoming instructional cooking School and Gala dinner and wine Tasting. max’s timing was perfect as winters took one of his forks upstairs to share with staff. in less than 10 minutes from seeing that first fork to sharing it with staff, max was commissioned to create 350 for the upcoming Prmc Foundation

TBc hosting ‘Song of the Shadows’

merchandise vendors. cASi and lone Star Barbecue Society are the sanctioning committees for the cook-off, but they will also have the local amateur cooks vying for local bragging rights. The schedule includes: • 10 a.m. – vendors, games and rides open; cook-off begins for salsa, beans, chili and barbecue; • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – live music; • noon – washer-pitching tourney; • 1:30 p.m. – Easter egg hunts for children ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-12; • 2-4 p.m. – People’s choice barbecue and chili tasting competition;

• 5 p.m. – cook-off awards presentation. This year, the park will be closed to other public use from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and there will be no outside alcohol permitted. There is no admission to the Easter Festival, but it is a fundraiser for the auxiliary’s activities. They will have a 50/50 drawing, silent auction and beer sales at the festival to accomplish this. For information on the cook-off, contact Tricia Byrom at (830) 2671668, and for event and vendor information, contact Bliss Vickers at 370- 2857. organizers are still looking for sponsors.

They also said rV parking is available. “we hope the community will come join in a wonderful cause and a fun filled day. Proceeds from this event will help the American legion Family support various charities and organizations in our community,” Byrom said. There will be a tent at the festival where current members will be glad to answer any questions about the organization and provide information on how to become a member. “Get your cook teams and Easter baskets together and come out for a fun filled day.” Vickers said.

event. in record time, less than one week from receiving the forks and clips he needed to complete the job, max delivered 360 “Howling Forks” to the hospital, 10 more than requested. The forks will hold an array of recipe cards from the instructional cooking class featuring chef Kent rathbun on Thursday, march 29. Guests will receive the recipes and forks as a parting gift at the event and max has further volunteered to set the tables with his forks and assist at the event as needed. marketing director lisa winters said, “From the moment i met max i knew he was special. His basket-

ful of angels at the front desk are always plentiful and such a generous, comforting gift for anyone in need. But taking the time away from creating his angels to assist the Prmc Foundation in such a timely fashion, creating the perfect item for our needs, makes max the angel in this case. He donated every day of time and talents and we can’t wait to showcase his forks at our upcoming event.” For more information on his angels, contact lisa winters at 2587628. For information on the upcoming foundation fundraising event to benefit healthcare education and

scholarship needs, the instructional cooking class or the legacy Gala dinner and wine Tasting, contact the development office at 2587411.

Tim wilborn, organist at First Presbyterian church, will perform what he calls “a new experience organ and some piano concert” at the church on Sunday, April 1. The concert will include a video screen, mime, silent film with accompaniment and some unexpected pieces, as wilborn plays re-interpretations of Bach, rachmaninoff, chopin, Franck and Joplin. The concert is free and begins at 5 p.m. at the church at 800 Jefferson St., Kerrville.

Bonworth slates fashion show march 24 The Bonworth store in river Hills mall will hold a “customer Appreciation day” on Saturday, march 24, and the event will include a fashion show starting at 1 p.m. The customer Appreciation day will be held 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day. refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for a gift certificate for 10 percent off a customer’s total purchase. The public is invited to attend the fashion show and all-day event.

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Todd ParTon ciTY mAnAGEr, ciTY oF KErrVillE nickname as a Kid: They called me “Toad.” it went from Todd to Toad. my friends weren’t real imaginative, i guess. Favorite Toy as a Kid: it was my G.i. Joe. it was the bigger ones with a full head of hair and a burr cut. we were outside most of the time. we lived in a wooded area, so we were always building forts and i had a tree house we built. First Paying Job: i was a busboy in denton at the mall at the York Steakhouse. i actually got promoted from busboy to dish washer. i was 15 years old and it was more work on my mom to take me and pick me up. What are you listening to: mostly rock and blues. i love lightnin Hopkins, muddy waters, and led Zeppelin. i listen to Pandora. Kevin Fowler, Stevie ray Vaughan, and lyle lovett are the Pandora stations i listen to most frequently. i also have a metallica station and i listen quite a bit to my wife’s reggae station. Celebrity Crush: Katarina witt. Katarina was always it. Even as a little kid watching her skate, i thought, “i like Katarina.” idol as a Kid: it was Abraham lincoln. when i was in third grade i had to do a book report, so one of my first ones was on Abraham lincoln. we had these little short kid books, so i latched on to him. if you Weren’t doing This: i’d probably be fishing. if i weren’t doing city management, i can’t imagine what else i would do. i’ve always wanted to have a career where i felt like i could make things better for people, so it would have to be along those lines. your Perfect day: Probably get the kids off and then get a few miles in and get a good solid run in so i feel good. A little fishing and canoeing probably wouldn’t be a bad way to finish it off. First Concert you remember Going To: it was Journey and Bryan Adams opened for them. i had just got my driver’s license and my sister made me drive with some friends in my parent’s car. They had a hand-me-down olds delta 88 station wagon that was pea green. my sister made me drive so she could hang out with her friends. The concert was at reunion Arena in downtown dallas, and i had never driven in heavy traffic before. hidden Talent: i can wiggle my ears and i can do this thing where i can move my eyes separately. must-Watch TV: Pretty much anything sports. Some soccer, and i have a lot of football stored up on dVr to get me through the offseason. Favorite snack Food: it has got to be ding dongs. You are what you eat. Favorite Vacation spot: The Texas coast. we go periodically when we need to get away for a few days. Either Port Aransas or Port o’connor are perfect. --did you know Parton ran track and cross country in high school and has qualified for and will run See PArTon, Page 14A


on the Feminine side ... by Celia Pound

Tips for covering gray hair Q: I recently had my 40th birth- is probably very familiar with day and almost immediately no- your hair and can give you the best ticed that I have an suggestions. increasing number of gray You may be surhairs. My hair is light prised that her charge brown with a hint of red in is reasonable comit. It is also quite thick. I pared to the cost of at have never colored my home products and the hair, but this gray around amount of time, enmy temples is not attracergy and effort it takes tive! I realize that if I color for you to “do it yourmy hair, it has to be redone self.” frequently in order to be if you decide you maintained. Since I am on want to try it yourself, Pound a tight budget, I really am you have choices to hesitant to go to my hair dresser. make. natural coloring products What are my options? include henna which adds a copa: my first suggestion is to find pery color to your hair, sage tea out from your hair dresser the cost which will darken your hair, and of coloring your hair, how often alder bark which yields a lighter she thinks it would be necessary, shade of brown or a darker shade and what type of color product of blonde. would be right for your hair. She These natural products are quite

safe but must be used several times in order to cover your gray. other products require special care because they contain chemicals such as paraphenylenediamine, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. These can cause allergic reactions; therefore you should always test a strand of hair for reaction before using. Hair color products are divided into three categories: semi-permanent, which adds color slowly and is the easiest and safest to use; demi-permanent color which contains a small amount of hydrogen peroxide which lasts through more shampoos; and permanent color which lasts until it grows out. if you choose permanent color, it is best to have it done professionally. You may find that gray hair takes color more slowly than other hair.

For that reason, apply the color to the gray hair first and leave it on the gray hair longer. You may even have to go up a level on the product get the desired result. when coloring your hair always use a shampoo for color-treated hair, protect your hair when in the sun to prevent fading and bleaching, dampen your hair when getting into a chlorine pool (it dilutes the chlorine), condition regularly, use a wide tooth comb when hair is wet, blot your hair dry instead of roughly drying with a towel and avoid use of heat products such as hair dryers and curling irons. i hope these suggestions help! ----Thank you for sending in your question. Please direct your questions to me at this newspaper or to

dietert news ... with Tina Woods The dietert center is a very busy weekday morning to check-in with place. There’s always something our volunteers before an appointed new and interesting going on, and time. if the call is not made within lots of fun, active people enjoying the established time frame, volunteers call the client. if they don’t get themselves throughout the day. Besides providing great meals and an answer, the volunteers call the more than 40 educational activities, emergency contact listed in the the center also has an independent client’s record for further instructions or assistance. living Program which ofdietert’s medical fers services for those senequipment lending proiors who are less active, as gram is recycling at its well as help for their carefinest. we accept clean, givers. gently used equipment, Every weekday, dietert’s such as walkers, canes information and referral ofand wheelchairs, and fice fields a myriad of calls lend it out to those who and visits from folks who need it. last year, more need information about than 200 pieces of equiplocal services or resources. ment were borrowed. Everything from help with The center also collects home health agencies to Woods hearing aids, glasses and senior housing communicell phones, which are recycled. ties and more is available. caregiving for an elder loved-one The dietert PAl emergency response service provides peace of is an awesome and loving task. it’s mind 24/7 for folks living alone. At critical that the caregiver gets a the push of a button, help will be break, though, just to be able to consummoned by the PAl operators, tinue their important job. our caregiver resource center is who also stay in contact with the client until help arrives. more than packed with information, plus 230 dietert PAl units are helping videos and dVds that make the job seniors throughout the Hill country. of caregiving easier. caregiver Support Groups meet our reception desk volunteers are the lifeline of our free call reassur- on the first Thursday of the month ance service. Folks who are enrolled at noon, and also on the second and in this service call the center each fourth mondays at 1 p.m., providing

a forum where caregivers can exchange ideas and help one another. There’s also our on-site respite service, the “Take Five club.” caregivers bring their loved-one to the club for structured activities, games and lunch. while their loved one is enjoying themselves at the Take Five club, the caregiver has four hours to run errands, schedule appointments or just relax. Family caregivers enjoyed more than 6,000 hours of respite last year while their loved-ones played at the Take Five club. For more information about the services available through dietert’s independent living Program, contact Jan Andersen at 792-4044, ext. 225. The club Ed “dance Hall” dance class will finish their lessons on march 26, and everyone is invited to join them for a potluck and dance on march 31 from 6-9 p.m. at the dietert center. cost is just $2 for dietert members; $3 for non-members, plus something in the basket for the dJ. Bring along your favorite dish and dance with this group as they show off what they’ve learned. call linda day at 792-4044 if you have questions. come join our Happy Traveler’s on some fun spring trips! on April 14 they’ll enjoy a mati-

nee performance by John conlee and dotsy at the llano country opry. Transportation, show tickets and dinner is included in the $70 fee. Sign-ups are needed by march 26. or, try your luck at the choctaw casino on April 10-12. These gambling trips always sell-out, so call us now. cost is only $135 per person, double occupancy; $230 single. call our travel office at 792-4044 to learn more about these and other fun trips. come join our lunch Bunch for the best “meal deal” in town! • Wednesday, march 21 – meatloaf with creole sauce,; • Thursday, march 22 – Baked fish; • Friday, march 23 – Santa Fe beef; • monday, march 26 – chicken and sausage jambalaya; • Tuesday, march 27 – italian chicken, and; • Wednesday, march 28 – Swiss steak. our entire month’s menu and activity schedule is on the web at --Quote for the day: “Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.” – norman Vincent Peale

diagnosis The most common test prescribed for patients is a sleep study. These can be performed locally by the Kerrville Sleep center. They have a facility at Peterson regional medical center where a patient is hooked up to 17 sensors that measure everything from breathing to heart rate to blood pressure. This allows doctors to track the various stages of sleep and how the body is reacting. sleepy driving one of the most common causes of single-car accidents is the driver falling asleep. most drivers have experienced intense drowsiness while driving. “if there is a single-car accident in the Hill county, if it wasn’t alcohol or a deer, they probably fell asleep,” said dr. wilson. what should a driver do if they feel sleepy while driving? Some common responses are to turn the music up loud, turn on the air conditioner, or roll down the windows. while these are common approaches, dr. wilson says there is no evidence that any of these methods work. The best solution is to pull over and sleep if possible. depending on one’s sleep habits, sometimes a short nap can allow the driver to feel more refreshed and alert. Another effective tool is caffeine. caffeine stimulates the system and taking in caffeine can allow an oth-

erwise sleepy driver to operate a vehicle safely, at least temporarily. Transportation survey The national Sleep Foundation recently conducted a survey about sleep habits and problems of transportation workers. The results were startling. According to the survey, 26 percent of train operators and 23 percent of pilots admit that sleepiness has affected their job performance at least once a week. in addition, 20 percent of pilots report making a serious safety error because of sleepiness and 14 percent of truck drivers indicate having “near misses” because of the same reason. About 50 percent of those transportation workers who responded said they rarely or never get

a good night’s sleep on work nights. “with pilots, you have a variety of issues. They are changing time zones on a regular basis, so they may have some jet lag contributing to not sleeping well,” dr. wilson said. “if they are not sleeping well, in the first place, then it is hard to feel rested and refreshed and awake.” For more information, or to discuss possible sleep disorders, contact dr. wilson at 792-1132. For more information on sleep or to view the full report from the transportation survey, “Sleep to most of us, we think of as a luxury, but it’s a necessity to have good sleep,” said dr. wilson.

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that,” she said. Teens and sleep Parents of teenagers have long taken note of their seemingly unusual sleep patterns. Given the opportunity, many teens will sleep well into the morning or even early afternoon. more than one parent has struggled to rouse a drowsy teenager on a school morning. So, do they have a different sleep rhythm or do they require more sleep? That answer to both questions is “yes.” “if there were no societal norms, teens would probably all stay awake until 3 or 4 a.m. and sleep until noon or even 2 p.m. That is how they feel best,” wilson said. She added that teenagers probably need nine hours of sleep per day. According to wilson, the most important thing to aid teens in sleeping is maintaining a consistent waking time each morning. “They should get up at the same time every day, even on the weekends. Their rise time should really not fluctuate more than an hour,” she said. other tips are to get bright light early in the morning and avoiding naps and daytime sleep.

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Marriages licenses were issued recently to the following couples: • carroll christopher Abbott and wendy opiela, march 13. • Jaime martinez and Krissi Ann Kennedy, march 13. • Timothy Kevin mclaughlin and Susan Schultz compton, march 14. • donaldson Alexander mcclure and llewellyn Beatrice dilbeck, march 14. • Joaquin roberto lugo and Anne matteson Goodwin, march 15. • manuel Perez Hernandez and Amanda Jeanette lombranoa, march 16. • Jeremy Stephen roethler and Karin Joy Hilker, march 16. • Jeremy Thor Barbo and Alyssa nicole Brown, march 19.

divorces Divorces were issued recently to the following: • Patrick welder Hall of Kerrville and carla christine chase of Kerrville, Feb. 29. • derek miller of Kerrville and Jo Ann Torres of odessa, march 14. • Gregory lance Thrun of center Point and Tammy marie Thrun of San Antonio, march 16.

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city-wide cleanup effort begins soon if you planned to clean out the garage or have some major changes in mind for your home, some of you have until monday, April 2, to get unwanted items to the curb for free pickup by the city.

The city of Kerrville is offering its Annual Spring cleanup for city residents between April 2 and April 20, including curbside collection for residential appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves and water heaters as well as furniture. items must be placed at the curbside by 7:30 a.m. on the monday of the designated collection week. items placed after that will not be picked up. Two trucks will provide service, one for furniture and the second only for appliances. Each truck will only pass once per street. Those with monday-Tuesday collection must have items out by 7:30 a.m. on monday, April 2 Those with wednesday-Thursday collection must have items out by 7:30 a.m. on monday, April 9. Those with Friday collection must have items out by 7:30 a.m. on monday, April 16. items must not be placed at the curb more than seven days prior to the start day of each collection week, due to possible city code enforcement action. carpet will be collected only if it is cut into sections that measure no more than 6x6 feet and is individually rolled and tied. refrigerators, freezers and air conditioning window units will be collected only if refrigerant has been removed and the appliance is tagged indicating that removal. Prohibited items during this spring cleanup include tires, chemicals, ammunition, yard waste, fencing and any construction debris, such as sheetrock, sinks, vanities, tubs, toilets, cabinets, paneling, cement or other remodeling materials. For additional information, visit the city’s website at or contact mindy wendele, director of business programs at 792-8343.

Fumc pastor to take journey to Holy land on nov. 9, rev. don mcAvoy and his wife, michele will depart on a 13-day trip to the land he has studied about his whole life. The journey will include a norwegian cruise that explores the Holy land, including Jerusalem and Galilee; the journeys of Paul in Turkey and cyprus; and the ancient cities of Alexandria, Egypt and rome, italy. in addition to enlivening their own faith journeys, the mcAvoys hope this trip will awaken travelers to a greater understanding of christian teachings and rejuvenate their spiritual life. Traveling together also bonds people and enhances relationships between friends, couples, and even total strangers. The travel/study program has been arranged by Educational opportunities, a christian tour company whose main objective is to provide pastors and their congregations affordable, first class learning experiences in the lands of the Bible. The program will combine sightseeing with informative lectures by leading seminary scholars. The cost of the pilgrimage is an all-inclusive price of $3,844, flying from San Antonio. The journey is open to all, regardless of church membership. optional excursions include other destinations in italy. For more information, contact mcAvoy at First united methodist church at 257-0800.

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State official installs SAr officers officers of the Hill country chapter of the national Society of the Sons of the American revolution for 2012-13 are in office, following their installation by the next president of the SAr's Texas entity. President Tom carswell, First Vice President Jim Barkley, Second Vice President and Historian winston Scott, Secretary Ken Batchelor, Treasurer Von Evans, registrar and Sergeant-at-Arms Gerald irion and chaplain Joseph Benham were sworn in by President-Elect robert m. clark of dallas. clark, who will become president of the Texas Society of the SAr during the state convention march 23-25 in San Antonio, urged members of the chapter to  make the public aware of its work in such areas as education, support for Eagle Scout programs, promoting respect for the American flag and participation in patriotic and civic events.  He noted that the nation's largest celebration of washington's Birthday takes place each February in laredo, Texas, and nuevo laredo, mexico, and urged chapter members to attend in future years.      The installation took place during the monthly luncheon meeting of the Hill country chapter at rails, A cafe at the depot in downtown Kerrville. carswell, who began his second year as president of the Hill country chapter, inducted mike Andrus  of Kerrville and Evan

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state President-eleCt Robert M. Clark officially swears in Chapter President Tom Carswell, Chaplain Joseph Benham, First Vice President Jim Barkley, Treasurer Von Evans, Secretary Ken Batchelor, Registrar Gerald Irion and Second Vice President Winston Scott. matzner of Fredericksburg as new members. The SAr is one of the nation's oldest and largest patriotic organizations. membership is open to men who can document having at least one ancestor who served in state mili-

car seat safety event at mall did you know that according to national studies, at least four out of five child safety or booster seats are installed incorrectly? Peterson regional medical center, the Kerrville Police department, Kerr county Sheriff’s department, Kerrville Fire department/Emergency management Services, and Kerrville’s nationwide insurance agents are teaming up for child safety to offer the third car safety check this year. on Saturday, march 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., six certified technicians will be on hand in the river Hills mall parking lot near JcPenney to inspect car and booster seats and offer instruction on the proper installation. Participants can bring the safety seat they currently use and, along with the child that uses the seat, and certified technicians will devote 20-30 minutes to inspect and instruct drivers on proper installation. Anyone who transports children young enough to require the use of a car seat or booster seat is encouraged to attend. Former Kerr county Sheriff’s deputy mike Earney, of the Texas municipal Police officer’s Association, has volunteered for the car seat safety check as a certified Technician instructor for multiple years. He said, “in February we checked more than 40 seats. All seats checked had some type of error that was easily corrected by the parent or our technician. of the findings, the most common error was the harness being too loose, the child was moved forward facing before the maximum weight of the seat, the tether was not correct, or the seat belt was not tight enough. These are all issues our volunteer technicians are trained to identify and help correct

in order to keep our children safe while in transit.” Expanding the event to include more activities for the general public or those waiting on the car seat inspection, KFd/ EmS will also have a fire truck and ambulance on display in the safety check area and nationwide insurance will host the nAScAr show car simulator. robin miears, associate agent for nationwide insurance, said, “Visitors will have the opportunity to see a real nAScAr stock car first-hand and take a simulated spin around the track, providing race fans of all ages the opportunity to experience the excitement of nAScAr first hand.” representatives from the listed sponsors will greet families and offer tips and information to help keep kids in our community safe. Special thanks go to wells Fargo Advisors for providing the initial funds to purchase car seats for the annual car safety seat check program. For more information on the event, contact Peterson regional medical center, marketing and community relations, at 2587628.

tias or the continental Army under George washington or in the colonial navy under John Paul Jones, or supported the revolutionary cause by donations of such things as cash, weapons, ammunition, uniforms, blankets, medicines, horses  and food for the patriot

forces and their livestock. The organization offers genealogical assistance to men who believe that they may qualify. The Hill country chapter meets at rails at 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesdays of January through may and September through november.

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Hudson miCHael BauBlit was born Dec. 8, 2011 to Michael and Angela Baublit of San Antonio. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed by sister Hannah and paternal grandparents Roger and Marlene Baublit of Kerrville and maternal grandparents Bob and Diane Paradise of Houston, as well as great-grandmothers Vivian Brown and Maurine Baublit.

city aquatics staff earns safety award The city of Kerrville Aquatics staff received the “Gold international Aquatic Safety Award” for the 2011 summer season. This award was presented by Jeff Ellis and Associates, the risk management company the city uses for the lifeguard training program. The Parks and recreation department has utilized the Jeff Ellis and Associates program since 2009, which includes the training system for all lifeguards and on-site staff at the olympic Pool. Jeff Ellis and Associates is a nationally recognized water safety training organization that conducts unannounced operational safety audits during the summer at the pool to assist pool operations in evaluating their aquatic safety procedures and to ensure that the highest safety standards are being provided. The city lifeguards were recognized at a city council meeting on June 14 last year for receiving top honors during their audit. This award was presented march 1 this year for consistently exceeding the criteria for aquatic safety certification in 2011. only clients scoring the top 30 percent of the audit criteria received this award. Pool guests are consistently being afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection currently available for the aquatic industry.

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Atkission to provide Kerrville little league with new equipment

Jay munson school: Tivy High School subject Taught: Health Science Technology years Teaching: 29 years at school/district: 20 College: university of minnesota and university of north Texas (master’s in Health Education) reason you chose a career in education: originally my motivation was to coach. After a few years in Austin, i realized i would rather be in the classroom full time. i took this health occupations job in Kerrville and have had no regrets. most enjoyable part of teaching: i like the school atmosphere and in many ways, have felt like a student my whole life. i like to talk with students about their hobbies and interests. i have a pathway of classes in the health occupations field which means i may have a student for several years and i really get to know them well. i also enjoy the camaraderie amongst all the adults at the school. i have the pleasure of working closely with Peterson regional medical center. They have been an important part of our health science curriculum. hardest part of teaching: in my case, it would be keeping up with the emerging technology that is being used in education, like Smartboards, iPads, and wEB 2.0, tools. it is also tough to know that some of these students really have been dealt some bad cards in life and often there is not a whole lot you can do to help. i realize that there needs to be some student accountability with state standardized tests, but it seems like we are gone overboard with it. if i could change one thing in education it would be: i would like to see more classes and training for students who for whatever reason, don’t plan to attend a fouryear university. i would like to see more vocational/technical schools around the state. i believe making a living with your hands is just as honorable as making it behind a desk. As an example, next year Tivy will be offering a way for high school seniors in the class of 2013 to become a certified nurse aide. we are having an informational meeting about it on march 22 at 5 p.m. at Tivy. other duties at school: i sponsor Health occupations Students of America. This is an organization that does volunteer work in the community. most recently, three students, lauren collins, lynee Herrera and Jenny Garcia modeled military uniforms at the VA Hospital’s tribute to female veterans at the cailloux Theater. if anyone needs help with volunteers, feel free to contact me. hobbies/interests: i like to go to the Family Sports center. i have acreage out in the mountain Home area that is off the grid where i am building a cabin and trying to improve the land. i also play bass guitar in a band called Spare Parts. we play every Friday at the Y.o. Hotel from 7:30-11 See TEAcHEr, Page 14A

cecil Atkission motors is partnering with the Kerrville little league in Kerrville. cecil Atkission motors has joined forces with the national chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes. The program kicks off march 1 and runs through July 15. “Youth baseball provides positive and productive life lessons for young people across America, and the chevrolet Youth Baseball program is an extension of chevrolet’s commitment to baseball, community and families. cecil Atkission motors is bringing that same dedication to youth baseball,” said Tate richburg, vice president for cecil Atkission motors. “There is nothing more American than chevrolet and baseball, and cecil Atkission motors wants

to combine America’s favorite brand and favorite pastime together for our families in Kerrville to enjoy,” added richburg. The chevrolet Youth Baseball program is beginning its seventh year, and has helped raise more than $13 million to aid local teams, affecting more than 2.7 million young people in communities where chevrolet’s customers live, work and play. This year, about 1,600 chevrolet dealers are participating. cecil Atkission motors will present the Kerrville little league with 10 new equipment kits complete with equipment bags, baseball buckets, whiffle balls, hitting nets, batting tees and chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth featuring former clinics

mlB/milB players and coaches and instructors from ripken Baseball. in addition, cecil Atkission motors will present a check representing a one-time monetary donation to Kerrville little league. The team also will have an opportunity to raise additional funds through a chevrolet Youth Baseball Fund-raiser. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fund-raiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and each league will keep 100 percent of the proceeds it raises. At the end of the fund-raiser, five winners – one from each region – will win the chevrolet Equinox or chevrolet cruze vehicle of their choice. Each participating market will award a secondary prize of a tele-

vision and Blu-ray player. in addition to its commitment to youth baseball, chevrolet also is the official vehicle of major league Baseball. “chevrolet vehicles are designed and built for families, so we hope young people and their parents will consider a chevrolet as an official vehicle of their household,” said richburg . As part of chevrolet’s continued support of communities and youth baseball, chevrolet is also bringing back “diamonds & dreams” for its third year. Participants can enter to win a baseball field makeover for their community. chevrolet will award 12 weekly field makeover prizes and the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of an all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu. The sweepstakes will begin in mid-April; visit for more information. For more information about chevrolet Youth Baseball, please visit

Su writers conference to be held April 3-5 Schreiner university’s popular annual writers conference will take place Tuesday-Thursday, April 3-5 in the Floyd & Kathleen cailloux campus Activity center on the university campus. The conference will feature workshops, readings and guest speakers Kirpal Gordon, local poet Anne Schneider and Thom moon Poet. Kirpal and Thom moon Poet will participate in slam poetry at the wednesday night Texas music coffeehouse, which begins at 7 p.m. in the lion’s den on the first floor of ccAc. Tuesday, April 3, is a full day for the conference. Gordon, a new York-based writer, poet and performer will conduct a workshop at 3:30 p.m. called “writing with a

writer: new York meets Texas.” At 6:30 p.m., Schreiner students will read from original work and Gordon will speak again at 7 p.m. Gordon has written and published a number of books, including the recent “round Earth, open Sky,” a novel that interweaves suspense and native American sci-fi themes. His background includes graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in religious studies and philosophy from Fordham university in new York city, an internship with Allen Ginsberg and an m.F.A. from the university of Arizona. Gordon is also an accomplished gardener and landscape designer. For more information, visit his website at

on wednesday, Kirpal will give a workshop on “Poetry and Song: words matter” at 1 p.m. At 3:50 p.m., Thom moon Poet will lead a workshop on “ride the wave: A Journey into Poetry.” Schneider will offer a workshop called “diving for Pearls: A way to write” at 10:30 a.m., Thursday April 5. She was president of the Kerrville writers Association from 1996 to 2010. She has published a book of poetry, “Breath Found Along The way,” and the “reiki card deck, 50 Guided Energy Techniques to Heal Body, mind, and Spirit.” Schneider is currently working on her second book, a memoir. in addition to writing, her artistry includes mask art and she teaches

and practices Tai chi and is a master teacher of reiki. Schneider is a member of and past workshop director for the international women’s writing Guild. She was a featured speaker at the 2003 Schreiner writers conference. She founded Kerr county’s Annual Students Short Story contest and was its director for six years. Her website is at For more information about workshop times and locations, go to the Schreiner website at and click on “calendar.” The conference is free and walk-ins are welcome, but conference organizer dr. Kathleen Hudson requests you rSVP at 7927409 or

Nimitz Elementary Honor Roll - Fourth Six Weeks Third Grade A Honor roll Elias christensen Amanda denais Jadyn doss Jordan Franklin Adara Hansard colten Harper damian Hernandez Andrew Houdeshell, christian Kuykendall nicolas lamontia Gage martinez cole mixon clarissa nowlin Sam Snelgrove Jillian Sparks Savana Trahan cullen watson christian weyand

Jeremiah wheat dillon Young A-B Honor roll Abony collazo Brandin Hinojosa Aaliyah Jasso logan Kocsis Angelina lawson, madison mccormick Zoe mccright Francisco molina Sabrina molina Alyssa Starnes Kristian Torres-lugo Savannah Vargas Fourth Grade A Honor roll colbi Edmonds Shaden Ellis Garrison Engstrom

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reid davison Abigail delgado Taylor Franklin Alison Haag Kaleb mccutcheon marissa navarro lily Sanchez Aidan Smith A-B Honor roll Jessica Bolton reese dunagan Jessica Huang Alicia lagana robert marrs michael martinez Hannah Thompson

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coffeehouse to feature slam poets April 4 The Texas music coffeehouse, in conjunction with the Texas writers conference, will take place at 7 p.m., wednesday, April 4, in the lion’s den on the first floor of the Floyd & Kathleen cailloux campus Activity center on the Schreiner university campus. The evening will feature slam poetry with two of the conference speakers, Kirpal Gordon and Thom moon Poet. Gordon is a new York-based writer, poet and performer who has lived in the Texas Hill country. Austinite Thom moon Poet has been a welcome Schreiner visitor for several years. Both will be presenting poetry workshops earlier that day. Kirpal will speak on “Poetry and Song: words matter” and Thom moon Poet on “ride the wave: A Journey into Poetry.” Thom moon Poet, originally from Australia, founded the international Poetry Festival in Austin. “A wild man for poetry," dr. Kathleen Hudson, professor of English and organizer of the Texas music coffeehouse, said. "i use his daily emails of poetry in my classes at Schreiner.” Kirpal performed at the tribute to Jimmie rodgers in September at the Texas Heritage music Festival and has been published by Pegasus Press, a company started by Hudson. “i relied on Kirpal when i finished my own manuscripts for uT Press,” Hudson said. “He is not only an exciting writer but a very effective editor.” The Texas music coffeehouse series is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by Schreiner’s center for innovative Studies, the Texas Heritage music Foundation and the Schreiner Student Activities Board. For information about Schreiner and other cil programs, visit the web at

KiSd slates kindergarten registration The Kerrville independent School district is offering “Kindergarten roundup” or the 2012-13 school year on monday through Thursday, April 2-5 at the four elementary campuses. This registration will be held at daniels, nimitz, Starkey and Tally elementary schools. To be eligible, children must be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2012. For parents and guardians to complete registration, they must bring the child’s: • Birth certificate; • immunization record; • Social Security card; • Proof of residency. maps illustrating KiSd’s elementary school attendance zones are available on the Kerrville iSd website at, or call one of the campuses for this information. call daniels ES at 257-2208; nimitz at 257-2209; Starkey at 257-2210; and Tally at 257-2222.

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Ag Extension office hosting workshop A Texas Agrilife Extension Service “Predator Awareness workshop and m-44 training” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on monday, march 27 at the Kerr wildlife management Area, 2625 Farm-to-market road 1340 near Hunt. “Agrilife Extension offices in Kerr, Edwards and real counties have partnered to present this program,” said roy walston, Agrilife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Kerr county. “This workshop is meant to help producers whose operations have been affected by livestock predators and the influx of feral hogs, which in some areas have reached epidemic proportions.” Preregistration by Friday, march 23 is required by contacting the Agrilife Extension office in Kerr county at 257-6568, Edwards county at (830) 683-4310 or real county at (830) 2326673. Presentations will be made by experts from Agrilife Extension, including personnel from the agency’s wildlife Service’s area. Topics for the morning program will include feral swine control, guard dog training and management, and snaring and trapping. Private, commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators in attendance will be eligible for three Texas department of Agriculture continuing education units for their respective licenses. The afternoon program will be targeted at producers interested in m-44 certifications, walston said. it will cover training on available management and monitoring techniques; and certifies applications for the use of m-44 sodium cyanide. “Producers must first have their private pesticide license prior to receiving this additional certification,” watson said. “Kyle Eckert with the TdA will be conducting the m-44 training, and testing for the certification will complete the training at about 4 p.m.” The program registration fee is $25, which includes lunch, refreshments and educational materials. For more information, contact walston, at 257-6568, or

market days returns to courthouse Kerr county market days kicks off its 11th year of operation at the Kerr county courthouse, on Saturday, march 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every year has shown an increase in the number of artists, artisans, crafters and growers participating in this event where all products are quality, handcrafted goods or homegrown plants and produce in season. market day organizers anticipate that 80 vendors will participate in this first market of 2012. They include artisans who work with wood or metal to produce items for the home including furniture and lamps and also, outdoor furniture, birdhouses and feeders, and landscape accessories. Folks working with fabrics make a variety of household items including quilts and kitchen products as well as clothing for women, children and babies. Additionally, handmade leather goods are available from Jack and Susan Thorn along with soy candles and soaps from Enchanted dream Farms. A great selection of jewelry and belt buckles is offered by vendors using a variety of materials including semiprecious stones, silver and handmade beads and dichroic “gems.”    market days is a family friendly place where well-behaved pets on leash are always welcome. come out and enjoy the outdoors with music by Heartstrings. For information call 895-7524 or

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Priour, Abbott join SSB&T

calvary Temple to host ‘warriors’ march 25

Security State Bank & Trust recently announced the addition of Kyle Priour, senior vice president/loan officer and dan Abbott, senior vice president/loan officer to their Kerrville office. “Kyle is very well known in our community and needs very little introduction,” stated mark cowden, senior vice president and branch manager. “The cowden and Priour families go way back in the history of Kerr county, so Kyle is a natural fit for our bank with its deep Hill country roots.” Priour was born in Kerrville and is a fourth-generation Kerr county native. He graduated from Tivy High School in 1974, received his BBA in accounting from Texas State university in 1977 and earned his cPA in 1979. Priour has spent the past 12 years as a real estate and commercial lender at another local bank and was a real estate appraiser before that. Bank President and cEo, william H. cowden, Jr. commented on Priour’s 11 years as an independent real estate appraiser and consultant. “Kyle brings a depth of experience in real estate that is invaluable during this time in banking. Security State Bank & Trust is fortunate

“operation warrior reconnect / wounded warriors Alliance” will be hosting a wounded warriors’ session at Eagles Summit ranch this month. They announce that they will be having a “welcome Home” service Sunday, march 25, at 5:30 p.m. at calvary Temple in Kerrville. As part of their training during session,  leaders of Eagle Summit ranch, including matt roever, have the veterans publicly share their own stories of turning tragedy into triumph. This event is open to the community, and comes at no charge. The public is invited to come out, bring a friend, and together encourage the troops as they take another step forward in their journey towards healing from the devastations of war. For more information, contact Eagle Summit ranch at 792-6610 or check out their Facebook page: Eagles Summit ranch Texas. calvary Temple church is located at 3000 loop 534, Kerrville.

to be able to add him to our lending officers in Kerrville.” Priour is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Hal & charlie Peterson Foundation and also serves as a board member and treasurer of the Hill country Youth Soccer Association. He has served as a past president of the Kerrville Ecoimnomic provement corporation Priour and as a past member of the Joint Economic development Strategic committee for Kerrville and Kerr county. Priour and his wife, Judy, have three children who all attended school in Kerrville and also graduated from Tivy. “Judy and i were high school sweethearts. we both attended Tivy in the 1970s and we knew that Kerrville is where we wanted to raise our kids,” Priour said. Another addition to the Kerrville lending department is dan Abbott. Abbott has worked for Security State Bank & Trust for more than

18 years and is the senior vice president and branch manager in Harper. “while dan is certainly a familiar face in the community of Harper Gillespie and county, we thought it was important to introduce him to the Kerrville community. He has agreed to spend a few days a week in Kerrville while still as serving branch manager abbott in our smaller office in Harper,” said James Kemp, chairman of the board. “we have some real talent and expertise in our midst and our Board of directors think it is important to place them in one of our largest market areas.” Abbott graduated from mason High School in 1979 and Angelo State university in 1983. He has completed numerous financial industry related schools including the Texas Tech School of Banking, TBA compliance management School and the ABA commercial lending School dur-

ing his 26 years in the field of banking. He moved to Harper in 1994 and has been active in the city and county including past service with the Harper chamber of commerce, the Hill country university center Foundation and the Gillespie county crime Stoppers. Abbott currently serves on the Gillespie county Economic development commission Board, the Hill country Bankers Association Board and the Harper independent School district Board of Trustees. He is the father of three grown children and grandfather of three with two more grandchildren expected this year. Security State Bank & Trust opened for business on April 12, 1941 in Fredericksburg and now has branches in 14 Hill country communities. The bank is an independent community bank that continues to be locally owned and operated. The Kerrville office opened in June 1990 and is located at 1130 Junction Hwy. with a motor bank at 212 Sidney Baker. The ingram office is located at 3241 Junction Hwy. To learn more about Security State Bank & Trust log onto

‘life after loss’ begins march 26 at Peterson Hospice Peterson Hospice will offer life After loss, a grief support program designed by the American cancer Society for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. The small group meetings begin monday, march 26, and continue for six mondays from 10 a.m.

noon, concluding April 30. meetings take place at Peterson Hospice community room, 1121 Broadway, Kerrville, and are facilitated by hospice social workers and counselors. The sessions are free and open to the community. “life After loss” helps bereaved

people better understand the grief process, their emotions, and how to cope with them. A combination of teaching, discussion, and learning activities are used in the group. Participants have an opportunity to give and receive support in a safe environment while learning

ways to cope with loss. Attendance at all six sessions is encouraged. call 258-7799 to reserve a space, as enrollment is limited. For more information, contact Barbara noblin or darlene redden at Peterson Hospice at 2587799.


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‘Halo of love’ support group to meet Thursday Halo of love, a support group for bereaved parents and their families, usually meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Ambulatory care center, 620 cully dr. The next meeting will be Thursday, march 22. call Peggy Sweeney at 3777389 for additional information.

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residents with the fresh foods from the San Antonio Food Bank mobile Food Pantry through their fundraising efforts entitled Bowls for Souls. Team up students raised enough money to bring the mobile Food Pantry back throughout the summer. Their final food drive project is “Hope on Holdsworth,” where they will attempt to line Holdsworth drive with food items. on Thursday, march 29 from 4– 7 p.m., students will collect food items in the Tivy Stadium parking lot and line the 1.5-mile stretch with donations. Holdsworth drive is 2,640 yards in length, so students are asking community members and organizations to commit to filling a yard or more with food. one yard of food is approximately 12 canned food items, 3 loaves of bread, 5 bags of pasta, or 3 boxes of cereal. Any combination of non-perishable food items will work. “Yards” can also be purchased for $5. with the donation, food items will be purchased for “Hope on Holdsworth.” They ask area residents to support them in this effort to raise awareness for hunger and support the agencies that work to provide for those in need. To adopt or purchase a “yard” of food on Holdsworth, contact Janda castillo at 377-6428 or “Thank you in advance for Teaming up with us to make a difference!” castillo said.

"After eight and a half years and 850 felony convictions, this is all you've got on me?" mccullouch said. mccullouch questioned the number of years of service monroe touts having served as a prosecutor. He said monroe has changed the number of years and convictions each time he speaks. monroe had previously said he tried 30 cases as a part-time prosecutor. "now in your most recent ad you say you have 1,600 felony convictions," mccullouch said. “And, the last time you were a prosecutor was part-time 17 years ago.” monroe responded by saying, "i don't believe plea bargains mean a damn thing. i've got over 1,600 plea bargains,” monroe said. “i have more experience in the men's room at the courthouse than this guy does in prosecution.” At the end of the debate, monroe said the crum case should be pled out, stating that if the defense files an appeal crum could be set free. mccullouch said that the only way an appeals court would agree to set crum free is they believed mccullouch disobeyed orders by the judge as an intentional act to obtain a mistrial. "mr. monroe were there during the entire trial, he knows that it was not intentional," mccullouch said. candidates for Kerr county Sheriff also answered questions during the public debate. candidates were allowed a one-minute opening statement; two minutes each to answer the five prepared questions; one timed rebuttal for each question; and a closing statement after answering some audience questions. 198th da race mccullouch led off the debate on the 198th dA’s race, and said in his opening statement that those attending would hear some distinctions between him and his opponent. He emphasized that he has prosecuted more than 850 felony convictions. monroe said he’s spent 33 years as an attorney and 25 of those years as a criminal lawyer. He said he has the desire and qualifications to serve, adding, “it’s just a matter of experience, maturity and having knowledge of the law.” Q and a There have been issues raised about whether you were born in this area. Is that important as a factor? mccullouch said no, “But i chose to come here. i bought my first house here,” he said, adding he serves on several community organizations and will continue to fight crime on behalf of victims. monroe said he didn’t think being born and raised here is a criteria for the office. “Practicing law here for three years in the State of Texas is a factor,” he said, referring to mccullouch. “The position answers to no one and it’s vitally important, it takes a while to get to know your values.” mccullouch responded by saying there wasn’t much to rebut, and said the voters elect a dA to protect the citizens, and prosecu-

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Hotel and conference center was provided by cecil Atkission chevrolet, and eight of the nine visitors last weekend were teamed with resident golfers. Their spouses and one lady lieutenant colonel were taken to lunch and shopping downtown and at James Avery craftsman. They returned in time to watch the golfers in an afternoon putting contest. All returned with a law enforcement escort Saturday evening for an outdoor barbecue dinner and more visiting with residents. Harrison said they had enough donations last year to give some of the extra money to BAmc’s “warrior and Family Support center,” and will consider that organization again this year.

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in the Boston marathon in April, 2013? --did you know Parton grew up in denton, Texas and graduated from denton High School? --did you know Parton is a dallas mavericks and denver Broncos fan, and he has a Tim Tebow jersey?

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p.m. Personal: i grew up in rural minnesota. it was a little farming community called red wing, where they make the boots. Half of my class is probably employed at that factory. i grew up in town, but as a kid i worked out on the farms. i graduated and went to the university of minnesota. After four years in the Air Force, i was discharged in Texas. i had started going to school here, so i stayed. i was living in Austin and saw a job opening in Kerrville that said health occupations teacher with no coaching strings attached. i was coaching at the time and just really wanted to be a full-time teacher. i had been to Kerrville before to go to the Folk Festival and remembered thinking what a cool town it was.

tion by the dA is most important. monroe said it’s a question of exposure, and it’s one thing to convict someone and another to make sure they stay convicted, a twopronged process. Much has been said about “prosecutorial misconduct.” What is it and is it an important factor? monroe said it’s a form of mistrial, and of the conduct of the prosecutor in a trial. “it means a new trial and the taxpayers pay. The second thing is, if it’s found to be deliberate, the defendant can be set free. in a criminal case, if the Appeals court says it was deliberate, he will not be tried again.” monroe said if an appellate court finds mccullouch’s conduct was intentional, accused murder Bryan crum will go free. mccullouch said monroe was sitting there in the trial and he ought to know it wasn’t intentional. He said any prosecutor goes to court to vigorously defend the victim. “That includes allegations of error or mistakes that a prosecutor can make. i’ve done that, i’ve made mistakes. if i err, i err to protect the victim.” mccullouch said in a case in mississippi, he argued that the jury ought to “send a message” when diliberating on the case before them, and asked, “does that sound like prosecutorial misconduct?” monroe said such mistakes establish “a pattern of behavior,” and said mccullouch’s mistrial in a mississippi case came from intentionally disobeying a court order. “You cannot disobey the court like that.” mccullouch rebutted saying the past case does not take away from his eight years of felony prosecutions, with more than 70 percent violent offenders. mccullouch said, “my opponent by his own admission hasn’t prosecuted a felony case in over 17 years. it’s not true that he has my kind of experience as a prosecutor.” Both of you have been accused of taking campaign contributions in violation of the law. How do you respond to that? mccullouch said he was accused in a subtle way of being endorsed by a labor union in a newspaper ad, but not of taking contributions in violation of the law. “it was the Kerrville Professional Firefighters Association. why not just say that in the ad instead of saying i took money from an ‘organization affiliated with the AFl/cio?” mccullouch said. He added these accusations are meant to deflect voter’s attention from his own experience compared to that of monroe. monroe said he’s been accused of this, and that campaign finance laws state that the parties report all funds received from any source within the time listed. “i got some that i considered inappropriate and i returned those funds within the time allowed. But somehow miraculously the press and the Sheriff’s office were told about it before that time limit.” mccullouch responded that when he saw this, he was tempted to make an accusation of it. “But i sent my opponent a personal email to say, ‘i don’t think you did this on purpose.’ it was a kind email. And then it got out to the press.”

monroe rebutted, “i was well within the 30-day time period. You’re wrong about the law again. To ‘accept’ means when you get it. He was 30 days over.” You’ve both been accused of boisterous behavior in the courtroom. How important is proper courtroom demeanor? monroe responded, “i would say i was being passionate,” and gave examples from some of his past cases. “if that’s a fault, i freely admit it. if it happened, i would go to the court, try to apologize to the judge.” mccullouch said, “it’s important to be passionate in the courtroom.” He listed what he said were claims by monroe of convictions where the number has grown over the course of this campaign from “dozens” to 70 to 1,600 now. He said monroe 17 years ago was a part-time prosecutor, and he is now a fine domestic relations lawyer; but for dA we need someone who wants to stand up for the victim. He said citizens want a dA who’s passionate and added, “if that’s all you’ve got on me … that’s it, over an 8-year period … ?” monroe described mccullouch’s stated record as mostly plea bargains and said the approximately 850 convictions didn’t mean a thing. mccullouch claimed those statements are untrue, and listed some previous defendants people should ask. audience questions Was the recent mistrial politically motivated? This question was directed at mccullouch. “i would love to answer that question, to go into all the details of that trial, but that would be prosecutorial misconduct to answer,” mccullouch said. "Someday when it is over i would love to comment." monroe, in rebuttal, said the crum murder case is over and an appeals court will need to consider it; and it needs to be pled out. “He didn’t follow the law,” monroe said, and called mccullouch’s prosecution and its result “shameless.” Closing statements monroe asked attendees not to be persuaded by the newspapers, but to “go the extra mile and ask questions. i made a conscious decision to come back here after law school. i will do everything i can to protect you and your families from criminal activities,” and he quoted micah 6:8 from the Bible. mccullouch began by saying monroe’s last case as a prosecutor was 18 months ago, and it was a misdemeanor that county Attorney robert Henneke took over and finished, “just to set the record straight.” He said politicians seem to act like they are crowned now, not elected. “we’re public servants and accountable to the voter. we’re elected by the people, for the people, and in this case to protect the people from felony crime. it’s proven and it’s no gamble with me.” At the end, mccullouch went across the stage to offer his hand to monroe. Applause from their supporters interrupted the two often during their exchanges. sheriff race Q and a Department of Public Safety

crime statistics show the crime rate is up. How would you combat this? Hierholzer said the dPS tracks seven “major” crimes including rape, murder, robbery, aggravated assault, auto theft, burglary and larceny. The Kerr county Sheriff’s office clearance rate, or crimes solved, is good, he said, and listed comparative percentages such as a state clearance rate of 56 percent for aggravated assault cases and 68 percent for Kerr county; and a state clearance rate of 12 percent for auto theft and 53 percent in Kerr county. Schaffner said the Kerrville Police department takes care of cases inside the city, and helps KcSo if needed. “in the outlying areas we need better visibility, crime prevention programs, better use of reserve officers, and lateral transfers,” he said. in rebuttal, Hierholzer said his department already has a crime prevention program, working with citizens; offers a citizen academy; can provide home security inspections; sets up neighborhood watch programs; notifies whole areas of reported scams; and has begun to use a new automated fingerprint identification system in house and avoid delays with dPS. Schaffner responded that more neighborhood watch signs need to be posted; and the So needs to have a felony warrant roundup. “Still, visibility is the main key. we have to be proactive in the community. You all have a wealth of information,” he said. What plans do you have for the future to combat crime in Kerr County and work with outside agencies? Schaffner said, “i’d work with any outside agencies, but they’d have to come to me first to operate here. i will be constitutional sheriff and i’m a big Second Amendment supporter. i would sign off on suppressors if asked. ladies and gentlemen, you are our posse. only the Texas governor and a county sheriff have the power to call up a posse.” He said suppressors added to firearms reduce noise and recoil, and improve accuracy; and gun owners using them would make it easy on their neighbors. Hierholzer said he emphasizes community policing where officers stop to visit with citizens; the benefit of long-term officers who know the criminal element and community; and expects the new fingerprint system to be a big help. “i don’t believe in stealth patrol cars with markings that are hard to see. The patrol cars need to be visible,” he said. “And we already have a good relationship with the dEA and other agencies.” in rebuttal, Schaffner said what he said was, outside agencies need to check through him first, not that he wouldn’t work with them. Hierholzer used his rebuttal to say that he doesn’t sign off on suppressors or “silencers.” “i’m not going to put my name on it,” Hierholzer said, adding in his 12 years as sheriff he’s only been asked to do that about six times. He said he knows of some Kerr county residents who have used the alternative of legally forming

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a trust and gaining the right to acquire silencers without his signature. “i think we’re all constitutional sheriffs, but i am the sheriff of Kerr county,” he said. How important is the relationship between the city and the county? Hierholzer said he and his officers count on all the other agencies in Kerr county. “we have to count on each other. we all have too few officers. There is no in-fighting,” he said. Schaffner said the city/county relationship is extremely important. “i agree we need them and they need us. But there’s always room for improvement. There’s an empty dispatch space of 8,000 square feet sitting and waiting,” Shaffner said and cited cooperation with the dPS, game wardens and others. in rebuttal, Hierholzer said that was the first he’s heard of 8,000 square feet of dispatch, and that common dispatch has been discussed before. He cited cooperation with the dPS and city. “we’re not going to agree 100 percent we can work together with perseverance,” he said. What is your position on using drug dogs? Schaffner called them a great asset and said if one is crosstrained, it also can find an Alzheimer’s patient who has wandered from home. “They can be trained for drugs and more, and they’re great ice-breakers with young people,” Shaffner said. Hierholzer did not agree with the concept, stating the program is more expensive than useful in this area. “drug dogs are excellent but they’re also expensive to keep trained. on the (Texas) border, they’re used every day and they’re an excellent tool,” Hierholzer said. “But they take constant training with the assigned officer and you can use your entire overtime budget doing that.” He said trained drug dogs are available quickly from area ownertrainers, and said the dogs are not worth the expense and overtime for Kerr county to own. Schaffner rebutted saying he knows where the money is to get and keep one, without taxing the taxpayers. He listed at least six companies, including devon Energy and Andadarko oil companies, that he said could pay for the purchase of drug dogs for Kerr county. Hierholzer said his department has gotten well over $1 million in grants, and he’s concerned about getting sponsorships when the county would bear the long-term costs. Prosecutors want offenders jailed but overcrowding can be a problem. Do you think non-violent offenders should be in jail or out on personal recognizance bonds? Hierholzer said that decision is not his call as sheriff and quoted the law about sentencing. “Bonds need to be high enough to discourage other crimes, but not so high as to be oppressive,” he said. “Judges and magistrates are responsible for the safety of the community. it’s up to judges.” See dEBATE, Page 17A

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sheriff candidates

Photos by Tammy Prout

Kerr County sHeriff Rusty Hierholzer (above) said his department is one of the “best in the state,” sharing statistics on crime clearance rates and officer longevity with an audience of nearly 150 at a political debate hosted by the Hometown hero network. His opponent James Shaffner (below) said he likes to think “outside the box” and offered up solutions to add a drug dog to the sheriff’s department and other ideas he deemed innovative.

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As part of a new program reaching out to its very youngest audience members, Playhouse 2000 has made arrangements for new York-based Theatreworks uSA to perform “Fancy nancy & other Story Books,” a musical revue based on popular children’s literature, at Kerrville’s cailloux Theater on wednesday, march 28 at10 a.m. Six delightful stories come to life in this whimsical musical revue performed by a five-member cast who portray dozens of characters throughout the show. Books featured in the show include Fancy nancy, adapted from the children’s favorite by Jane o’connor; Babymouse, The musical, adapted from the book by Jennifer l. Holm; duck for President, based on the book by doreen cronin and Betsy lewin; Pirates don’t change diapers adapted from the book by melinda long and david Shannon and two more. This 60-minute musical is recommended for ages 4 and up. After a brief new York city-area tour in spring 2010, Fancy nancy launched its national tour in fall 2010. like all Theatreworks projects, “Fancy nancy & other Story Books” has played in a wide range of venues, from large Broadway-sized performing arts centers in major metropolitan areas to elementary school cafeterias in small towns. The five actors and stage manager in “Fancy nancy & other Story Books” rehearsed for two weeks in new York city with the director and choreographer. once the tour begins, the actors and stage manager typically arrive at the performance venue early in the morning to set up the scenery and to prepare for the performance. Following the show, they pack the set, costumes, and sound equipment into two large vans, and drive to the next city, sleep in a hotel, and begin the whole ritual again the following day. Theatreworks uSA has a distinguished history of not only providing young audiences with their

Bandera Electric announces the release of an online outage map available at with the map, members of the cooperative will be able to identify and monitor progress on current outages. They can view the general location of outages to verify if an outage in their area has been reported, see approximately how many meters are without power, determine if a crew has been dispatched and identify when power is restored. This tool will give Bandera Electric members information on outages instantly and will allow the cooperative to easily communicate with members. To access the tool, visit and click on the “View current outages” button on the left hand side of the screen. Bandera Electric cooperative, inc. is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative located northwest of San Antonio. The cooperative was established in 1938 and provides electric service to more than 32,200 meters in seven Hill country counties, including Bandera, Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, medina, real and uvalde.

first taste of the performing arts, but also giving young actors, writers, directors, and designers an early opportunity to work in this field. A list of Theatreworks uSA alumni reads like a veritable "who's who" of theatre: four-time Tony-winning director Jerry Zaks, robert Jess roth (Beauty and the Beast), michael mayer (Thoroughly modern millie); writers marta Kauffman and david crane (TV's "Friends"), lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty (ragtime, once on This island), Jason robert Brown (Parade), larry o'Keefe (Bat Boy), robert lopez and Jeff marx (Av-

enue Q); and Tonywinning actors John lloyd Young, roger Bart, chuck cooper, and John Glover. Esteemed performers

F. murray Abraham, Henry winkler, and Judy Kuhn also got their start with Theatreworks, and other actors have gone on to originate lead roles in such Broadway shows as Avenue Q, Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, rent, wicked, Jersey Boys, and many others. The actors, writers, director, choreographer, and designers of Fancy nancy & other Story Books may also go on to similar success in musical theatre. Theatreworks uSA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences.

Since 1961, Theatreworks uSA has enlightened, entertained, and instructed over 72 million people in 49 states and canada, now performing for about four million people annually. Every year, the company tours 16 shows from its ever-growing repertoire of 116 plays and musicals. in addition, Theatreworks uSA also has an extensive multi-cultural guest artist roster, including storytellers, puppeteers, poets, and magicians. under the direction of Pasternack Barbara (Artistic director) and Ken Arthur (managing director), Theatreworks uSA is also one of the most honored theatres of its kind. it is the only children's theatre to receive both a drama desk and a lucille lortel Award. in addition, Theatreworks uSA was the recipient of a 2001 Jonathan larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, and in may 2000, The Actors Fund of American beits stowed of medal Honor upon its founders, Jay Harnick and charles Hull. Tickets for this performance are just $8 per person, and can be reserved by calling 896-9393. Special rates for schools and other groups are available on a limited basis, and purchase orders are accepted. Playhouse 2000 manages and operates the Kathleen c. cailloux city center for the Performing Arts, and also presents a full slate of locally produced theatrical events. details on this and other performances at the cailloux, as well as productions by Playhouse 2000, can be found at

KAcc offers ‘merlot’s merry masters’ The Kerr Arts & cultural center in Kerrville is offering a series of workshops titled “merlot’s merry masters” for evenings of food and wine from Grape Juice, art instruction and art supplies. The workshops are offered beginning Thursday, Jan. 26, and continue as follows: march 29 – “Shoe in;” April 26 – “Bird’s Eye View;” may 24 – “Scissors, rocks, Paper.” The cost is $50 per class per person and all workshops will be held 5:308:30 p.m. call or visit the KAcc to register at 895-2911 or 228 Earl Garrett St.

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Scripture of the Week: For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in Him are made right with God. -romans 10:4

anGliCan: st. michael and all angels anglican Church Sunday worship 10 a.m. 2015 Singing wind dr. aPosToliC: Kerrville apostolic Church Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 p.m. 1021 north Street

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assemBly oF God: First assembly of God Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Worship 9, 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 901 Jefferson marantha Christian Center Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 2915 legion drive living Waters assembly of God Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 2127-A Sidney Baker BaPTisT: Calvary Baptist Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. 113 methodist Encampment Crosswalk Baptist Sunday service 10:30 a.m. 111 camino real First Baptist Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. 625 washington First Baptist Church, ingram. Pastor, Chris Dahse Bible Study, 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. 3139 Junction Hwy Faith Baptist Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 2001 Singing wind oak Park Baptist Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ranchero road Baptist Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 801 ranchero road southern oaks Baptist Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 112 Valley View sunrise Baptist Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. 1200 Broadway Trinity Baptist Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (For all ages) Contemporary Worship 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Bluebell & Jackson rd. Victory Baptist Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Western hills Baptist Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:50 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 2010 Goat creek road BiBle: Friendship Bible Church Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 1610 Sidney Baker Kerrville Bible Church Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. H.S. Cross Trainers, Wednesdays – AWANA 6 p.m., Jr. & Sr. High 6 p.m., adult Bible study 6:30 p.m. 898 Harper road CaTholiC: notre dame Catholic Church Mass 7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m. (Spanish), 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Saturday at 5 p.m. 909 main Street

ChrisTian: First Christian Praise Worship and Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship and Sunday School 11 a.m. 1900 Goat creek Parkway ChrisTian sCienCe: First Church of Christ scientists Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 301 woodlawn Avenue ChurCh oF ChrisT: Church of Christ Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Fredericksburg road Church of Christ Worship 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 1115 Sidney Baker riverside Church of Christ Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. 625 Harper road iglesiea de Cristo Sunday worship 10 & 11 a.m., bi-lingual service at 6 p.m. 506 E. Shady drive Kerrville Church of Christ Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 1900 loop 534 ePisCoPal: st. Peter’s episcopal Sunday School 10 a.m. Communion 8, 9 & 11 a.m. Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at 10 a.m. 956 main GosPel: Foursquare Gospel Fellowship Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10.30 a.m. Prayer service 6 p.m. Wednesday Worship 7 p.m. 915 Blue Bell rd. JeWish: Jewish Community of the hill Country Dinner Shabbat Service third Friday of every month 257-0450

naZarene: Church of the nazarene Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 433 meadowview

still Waters Fellowship David Crowe, pastor Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Worship services 10:45 a.m. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 1617 Broadway

non-denominaTional: 1000 hills Cowboy Church Keith Shelley, pastor Worship service 10:30 a.m.; arena events at 7 p.m. weeknights Peterson Farm road off Hwy. 27

The door Christian Fellowship Sunday services 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m. 2590 Junction Highway

The Believers Church Sunday worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 88 coronado dr. Suite no. 6 Calvary Chapel Max Teague, pastor Sunday worship 10 a.m. at Tivy High School. An affiliate of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. 3250 loop 534 Calvary Temple Church Del & Cindy Way, pastors Worship service 9 & 11 a.m, Wednesday 7 p.m. Children’s programs & nursery available 3000 loop 534 Church of the hills Randy Simmons, pastor Worship service 10:30 a.m.; Cell groups meet throughout the week. 3325 Junction Hwy, ingram Christian Community Church Pastors Ryan & Nicole Huff Sunday service 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Wed. Women’s Bible Study 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m. 2300 memorial Blvd. encouraging Word Family Church Brice Wicker, pastor; Sunday services 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 1686 Junction Hwy Faith Christian Joseph Fegenbush, minister Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Worship service 10:50 a.m. 1205 Sidney Baker South Family Worship Center Charles M. Burgin Sr., minister; Sunday services 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 p.m. 4501 San Antonio Hwy

luTheran: lutheran Church of the hills Rev. Sam Radoman, pastor Sunday Worship, 10 a.m., The Village (Hwy. 16 & 173)

Gates of the City Christian Fellowship Bert and Becky Wimberly, pastors Sunday services 10:30 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. at Texas Lions Camp, Nursery, children and youth services available. (Best Western Sunday House) 2124 Sidney Baker Street

holy Cross lutheran Joshua Sullivan, pastor Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. 204 Spence St. S

Grace Bible Chapel Pat Paterson, pastor Sunday school 9 a.m. Worship service 10 a.m. 601 Southway drive

hosanna lutheran Rev. James L. Mueller, pastor Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 134 camp meeting creek

hill Country Christian Center Sunday service 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. 2720 Junction Hwy

Zion lutheran Michael Williams, pastor Sunday School 10:10 a.m. Worship 9 a.m. Traditional & 11:15 a.m. blended service Sidney Baker at Barnett meThodisT: Barnett Chapel united methodist Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 710 Paschal First united methodist Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 8:30, 9:45, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. 321 Thompson drive st. Paul’s united methodist Church Bill Johnson, pastor Coffee Fellowship, 8:30 a.m., Sunday School, 9 a.m., all ages Worship Service and Communion 10:30 a.m. 135 methodist Encampment rd. mormon: Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints Sunday worship 10 a.m. 202 coronado

hilltop Village memorial Chapel Worship services 9 a.m. house of Prayer Sunday services 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Thursday 6:30 p.m. 500 morgan St., ingram impact Christian Fellowship Worship services Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2031 Goat creek road Jesus Volunteer revival Church Timothy Limon, interim pastor 107 Redemption Rd., (830) 928—0889 Sunday Services 3 p.m. Tuesday Bible study 6 p.m. Kerrville Christian Church James Wilson, pastor Sunday worship services 11 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. 323 Earl Garrett salvation army Brett & Mary Meredith Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship services 11 a.m. & 6 p.m., Tuesday 6 p.m. 201 Holdsworth dr. solid rock Church David Besch, executive pastor Sunday worship 10, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. 505 Sidney Baker

Trinity Sunday services 10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday 7 p.m.; Texas 27, center Point Thunder in the hills Biker Church Matt Fox, pastor Sunday services 11 a.m. 110 camino real (off Hwy. 16 South) Turtle Creek Community Church Sunday worship services 11 a.m. Sunday Bible study 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 6:30 p.m. 130 molina rd. off upper Turtle creek rd unseen love ministries Pastor Phillip E. Bowie Meetings on Fridays at 11 a.m. doyle School community center orThodox: holy mother of God & st. Thomas orthodox Christian Church Vespers Saturday 6 p.m. Orthos Sunday 9 a.m. Devine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. 406 w. main St. Fredericksburg, Texas PenTeCosTal: Christian outreach Center Church of evangelism Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 100 E. davis Faith Temple Gospel Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship 11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday 7 p.m. 319 lemos St. iglesia Casa de misericordia Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays 516-A Quinlan iglesia Pentecoste Worship 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7 p.m. on Fridays 1523 water Kerrville Pentecostals Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. 855 Harper rd. PresByTerian: First Presbyterian Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 8:30, 11 a.m. Divide Chapel 2:30 p.m. first and third Sunday 800 Jefferson reformation Presbyterian Worship 11 a.m. Hills of Kerrville Apts. clubhouse QuaKer: religious society of Friends Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m. Schreiner university campus ministry center 2100 memorial Blvd. seVenTh day adVenTisTs: seventh day adventists Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. 611 Harper rd. uniTarian: unitarian universalist Church of the hill Country Worship service and Sunday School 10 a.m. 960 Barnett unitarian universalist Fellowship of Kerrville Meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays September through May 213 loma Vista unity Church of the hill Country Book discussion at 10 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. Healing prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays 413 lois Street

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orin e. ChrisTensen Funeral services for orin E. christensen, 85, of Kerrville, were private at Ft. Sam Houston national cemetery in San Antonio. christensen passed from this life at a local health care facility on Sunday, march 4, 2012. Kerrville Funeral Home dale Barnhill elmore dale Barnhill Elmore passed away after a lengthy illness on march 10, 2012 in his home in Hunt surrounded by family and loved ones. Elmore was born Sept. 12, 1936 in Baytown to louise Barnhill Fowler and Frank Fowler. As a youngster, he was adopted by Herbert Elmore and raised by louise and Herbert. He grew up in the small Southeast Texas town of Silsbee. He was an allAmerican boy in every sense of the word. He was a great -looking guy with a personality to match. He loved the outdoors, played just about every sport available, was president of his senior class and never met a stranger. After graduation he entered Texas A&m and was in the corps of cadets. He played football under Bear Bryant and ran track with col. Andy Anderson. After graduating with a degree in business and a short stint in the Army, Elmore further pursued his education with a graduate degree from Southern methodist university in dallas. Elmore married marsha English in 1961 and enjoyed a marriage lasting more than 51 years. He began his career with Fox and Jacobs construction in dallas. He later moved to Beaumont and started Emphasis Homes construction company. To further his development experience, he then went to work for the roger's Brothers development firm for about 10 years. Elmore then had his own real estate development and consulting business, specializing in commercial office and hospital development projects and financial consulting and planning for commercial firms. in 1979, he and marsha moved their family, along with marsha's father dr. dudley English to Hunt. He and marsha bought camp waldemar for Girls that year; and as a team they managed and ran all aspects of the camp. Elmore was always a steady influence in the financial and business planning aspects of camp waldemar and remained a vital consultant to the family business until his final days. in addition, he continued to pursue his real estate career as a founding partner of Franciscan Trace real Estate in Kerrville. For more than 30 years, he served as a board member of the Zigler Foundation in Jennings, la.. He also served as a Beaumont school board member for many years and has been active in the Former Student's Association of TAmu in the Kerrville area. He also served as president of the camping Association for mutual Progress. marsha and their three children survive him, Teak Elmore and his wife, George Anne and their son, Shaylon robinson Elmore; meg Elmore clark and her husband, clayton and their two daughters, Addison caroline clark and Emmaline English clark;

Hill Country Community Journal - Obituaries Josh Elmore and his wife, Allison and their three children, col Baldwin Elmore, lila raven Elmore, and Yeshe Surya Elmore. dale will be remembered for his great smile and warm personality. He had the ability to make anyone feel welcome and special, with a kind word, or a silly nickname he would give them upon meeting them for the first time. He loved to hunt for indian arrowheads, to spend time enjoying and watching nature, cooking for family, making his homemade lemon ice cream, and was famous for telling a good story. He affected the lives of thousands of girls and women that passed through the gates of camp waldemar as their temporary summer father. with his gentle spirit and caring soul, he will be missed by so many that he touched throughout his life. memorial services will be held Saturday, march 31 at 4 p.m. at camp waldemar, 1005 Fm 1340 in Hunt. contact information is or 238-4821. in lieu of flowers, we have chosen these organizations or a charity of your choice: Peterson Hospice of Kerrville, 1120 Broadway, Kerrville, TX 78028; our lady of the Hills catholic High School, 235 Peterson Farm road, Kerrville, TX 78028; American Heart Association or American diabetes Association. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville linda lee WarminG JaCoBson linda lee warming Jacobson, 62, was born Jan, 15, 1950 in St. croix Falls, wis. to Gordon and marion warming. She died peacefully on march 5, 2012 in lakehills, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, her parents, and infant sisters, diane and Gail. linda is survived by her daughter, Jeannie (mike) Alling; grandson, Ethan Alling; sisters, Sandra Hansford and Tracy (Jerry) larsen; brothers, Bruce warming and Scott (Tina) warming; nieces and nephews, Teresa, Travis, marie, Shawna, Andrea, Ashley, and Amy; along with many special friends in the lakehills community. A memorial service was held march 10 at the lakehills united methodist church. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera eVelyn FlorenCe maddox PlaTT Evelyn Florence maddox Platt, 87, of Kerrville, passed away in Houston on Thursday, march 8, 2012. She was born oct. 17, 1924 in Storm lake, iowa on her parent's farm. She graduated high school and went on to finish business college in iowa. Heeding the call to help in the war effort,

she moved to washington, d.c. to work for the navy department. while there, she met the late rev. John w. Platt. when he returned from the war, she moved to San Antonio and married him on march 31, 1946. Together they served as pastor and pastor's wife in the Southwest Texas Annual conference of the united methodist church at churches in Venus, Bandera, robstown, Austin, Brownsville, del rio, San Antonio and Kerrville.

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Schaffner said we maybe need “to think outside the box” and offer judges other solutions. He suggested house arrest and an available monitoring system, and said setting bonds is up to judges on a case by case basis. in his rebuttal, Hierholzer said he’s looking at equalization of bonds, as they are applied to various crimes. audience questions What efforts have been made to have disaster plans for the camps? Schaffner said if there are current plans, for instance for shooting incidents, they need to be done

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once settled in Kerrville, she commuted to San Antonio to work for the conference office and she worked in the Kerrville district office. For the past year and a half she lived with family in Houston. Above all else, Evelyn loved the people she served. She had a true heart for service and devoted much of her time and talents to the women's Society of christian Service, later named united methodist women. She loved to sing and was a member of the choir at each church she served. upon retirement, she made her home in Kerrville, but corresponded and kept friends from every walk of her life. She loved her family and prayed for their safety every day. Evelyn is survived by four children:

John E. Platt and wife, Sylvia, of chandler, Ariz.; Jimmy d. Platt and wife, Katy, of robstown; Jeanne m. Flores and husband, oscar, of castroville; and daniel l. Platt and wife, Shirley, of Houston. She also is survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Evelyn loved flowers, and she believed in helping people in need. one of her favorite organizations for doing that was united methodist committee on relief (umcor). donations can be made to it at P.o. Box 9068, new York, nY 10087. Funeral services were held at First united methodist church in Kerrville on march 19. internment followed at Garden of memories cemetery. Pallbearers were John E. Platt,

Jimmy d. Platt, daniel l. Platt, oscar l. Flores, ronald weaver, and Evan Platt. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville

ahead, before something happens, so everyone knows what to expect. Hierholzer said they have programs in place with the camps, including use of the code red notification system; and some offduty officers working at some camps. ‘The Guadalupe river and the safety of everybody along it is our biggest factor,” he said. “if that’s workable, i’m all for it, but we have to think outside the box at all times,” he said. What is the impact of the mistrial in the Crum case on the jail budget? Hierholzer said that defendant has already spent 145 days in jail, which means even at the jail’s best budgeting, they’ve spent $20,000. Schaffner said such cases always impact the jail budget and a mistrial

means they start over. Closing statements Schaffner said the 2012 elections are extremely important, and everyone needs to be concerned about all the issues. “Good politics start at home. Here’s where my loyalties are and where they remain. we’re not perfect, either of us. The courts need to be addressed and the jail needs to be addressed, but not at the taxpayers’ expense at $8 million,” he said. Hierholzer said, “i feel you have one of the best sheriff’s offices in the state. we have good clearance rates and officers who live here long-term. i am very, very proud of my department. my daddy, who was the first narcotics officer stationed here, always said, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’”

The event was sponsored by the Hometown Hero card, Bill’s BarB-Que, Bonzai Japanese Steak and Sushi and Gibson’s discount center. marvin willis said the Hometown Hero staff wrote five questions for candidates in the two races, and then collected audience questions before and during the debate. Shane matlock from Hometown Hero was moderator for the debate. Bill’s Bar-B-Que and Bonzai provided free food and beverages in the lobby during the intermission. The use of the cailloux Theater was donated and attendees were asked to donate toward the venue’s expenses. The four candidates and their families were invited to the stage at the end.

FloyCe Fern Willis A celebration of life for Floyce Fern willis, 84, of Kerrville, who passed from this life at her home on march 8, 2012 were held at St. Peter’s Episcopal church, Kerrville, Texas on march 13. memorials may be forwarded to St. Peter’s Episcopal church, or the charity of one’s choice. Kerrville Funeral Home

‘winnie rally’

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tHe alamo wit CluB gathered in full force to celebrate the newest products offered by Winnebago and local authorized dealer Ronnie Bocks’s Kerrrville RV. The Bock family hosted the group for several hours at the Kerrville dealership, taking time to visit with friends, enjoy food and refreshments and check out the manufacturer’s new models and options. The Winnebago Itasca Travellers, WIT, Club consists of members from the Hill Country and San Antonio areas.

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landscaping shaping future of local youth advancement By B onnie a rnold Staff writer

There’s a lawn maintenance service offered in Kerrville through the BcFS that not only gets customers a trimmed clean yard, but also provides the workers training in running a small business, “Green and clean.” The young workers are 18 to 25 years old and come from low-income circumstances but from all kinds of backgrounds, some former foster youth and some off the street who need a job. donald “d.J.” davis, 25, is one of the two lawn maintenance workers this year. He’s worked with the program about two and a half years, over two summers. His current partner is John cruz. davis also has worked with the BcFS’ “Green and clean” home and office cleaning business. “i was working a local nursery and a neighbor knew about this program. i’ve been in Kerrville since i was nine years old and was raised in foster care,” davis said. For the lawn service, davis said BcFS sent him and other workers for training on various aspects of the business at the Agrilife Extension Service (about grass and pruning), and in San Antonio to learn about bugs and extermination. davis said to set pricing and estimates, they go to the location to see

what the customer wants done, from basic to more complex lawn care. “we take pictures of the yard,” he said. “Then we fill out a dual-purpose bid sheet and invoice that includes mowing, weed-eating and blowing the cuttings. when they agree, the customer signs and gets a copy.” The bid/invoice sheet includes multiple sections. For the lawn, they offer pre-yard pickup, mowing, weed-eating, edging and blowing the cuttings. For flowerbeds, they offer mulching, tilling, wall design and planting. under “other services,” they offer pressure washing, outside window washing, yard debris removal, household debris removal, fertilizing, pest control, pruning, seeding and sod installation. He said they have a bid calculator program at the BcFS office and estimate how long it will take for one person to do the job, and finish filling out the form. That goes to Kimber Falkinburg at the BcFS office, as supervisor. if she agrees and the customer agrees, davis schedules the job. “Before i worked for Green and clean, i didn’t really have any accounting skills. we use Quick Books at the office and have line items in our budget for gas, maintenance and repairs of our equipment, bags for cuttings and cleaning supplies.”

Hilderbran will seek re-election to state seat State representative Harvey Hilder- nFiB/Texas for his support of small bran announced today that he has businesses, the “distinguished Servfiled for re-election to Texas House ice Award” from the Association of district 53. counties, and the “distinguished He has been an effective leader for legislator Award” from the Texas his district, supporting conrecreation and Parks Sociservative measures that are ety. He has also been important to families and named “legislator of the businesses in the Hill counYear” by the Texas munictry. ipal league, a “Fighter for “i have been honored to Free Enterprise” by the serve the citizens of district Texas Association of Busi53, and with their support i ness, a member of the look forward to continuing “legislative Hall of Fame” that service,” Hilderbran by the Texas Association of said.  “i grew up in this area rEAlTorS, “legislator and have been working in of the Year” by the Vietnam the Hill country and along Veterans of America-Texas hilderbran the Highway 90 corridor for State council, “represenmany years.  i understand the needs tative of the Year” by the Texas deer and concerns of families and busi- Association, and “legislator of the nesses in this region – jobs, low taxes, Year” from the Texas Young repuband strong family values – and i will licans. continue to serve as an effective voice district 53 includes Bandera, for them and rural interests in the leg- crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, islature.” llano, mason, medina, menard, in 2011, Hilderbran was appointed real, Schleicher, and Sutton counties. chairman of the House ways and Hilderbran was first elected to the means committee. As chairman, Texas House of representatives in Hilderbran has worked diligently to 1988. in 2003, he created the Hilderprotect taxpayers and keep taxes low. bran Scholars Fund, which awards He has also been a visible leader in ef- scholarships to deserving students forts to protect the private property throughout district 53.  He was born rights of Texans. in uvalde and is a 1983 graduate of Hilderbran has been widely recog- Texas Tech university. He lives with nized for his leadership, recently re- his wife, Tracy, and their two daughceiving the “Guardian Award” from ters in Kerrville.

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rex Emerson first and Emerson ruled in favor of defense motion for mistrial. crum’s defense attorney Patrick o’Fiel had threatened to file papers with the Fourth court of Appeals to have crum set free following the mistrial. “i will do everything i can, including testifying at his parole hearings to make sure he stays in prision for his entire sentence,” mccullouch said. “That will make him 70 years old when he gets out.” mccullouch said he never believed an appellate court would rule in favor of crum, stating that the basis of that appeal is to prove that the prosecutor intentionally disobeyed the court in order to create a mistrial. “The reality is that if they filed an appeal, this thing (pending trial) could go on for another year,” mccullouch said. “it was in the best interest of the victim’s family to bring closure to this case.” mccullouch, who is seeking the office of 198th district Attorney, said he is sad that this trial was held

during an election period and wished that Barr’s family did not have to witness facts of the case and their daughter’s name brought up in political debates. o’Fiel said he felt the proposed appeal might have been a stretch for the Appeals court, but felt they had a “better chance” of winning an appeal because of previous mistrials. “we have to represent our client’s desires and after weighing the options of the appeal versus a plea, this is what he chose,” o’Fiel said. Should he have been tried and convicted, crum would have received a minimum of 25 years in prison or a maximum of 99 years to life. crum has been remanded to the Kerr county Jail, where he has been since his arrest, and will await transfer to the Texas department of corrections system.

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As things green up this spring, davis said they are working monday through Thursday each week. “we try to get to new customers as soon as possible. Some of our regular customers get service once a week or once a month,” he said. They mainly have customers in Kerr county, though some cleaning jobs for Adult Protective Services have been as far away as canyon lake, Schertz and San Antonio. Jeremy Taylor, associate executive director of BcFS Health and Human Services, said the local mowing and the cleaning business are part of the larger organization headquartered in San Antonio. “it focuses on Texas but actually has worldwide activities,” Taylor said. “There are ‘transition centers’ in Abilene, lubbock, Tyler, San Antonio and corpus christi in addition to the one in Kerrville.” Here that includes the professional cleaning service and the lawn maintenance service. Taylor said the workers usually submit a bid to prospective customers within 24 hours. when the customer approves the bid, the employees schedule the mowing job at the customer’s convenience. He said the young adult workers get job training and a program that teaches them to run a small business. “They do the bids; purchase supplies, do the work and invoice the

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donald “dJ” davis and John Cruz are “Green and Clean” workers for a lawn care service that benefits Baptist Children Family Services program. customers,” Taylor said. “BcFS handles their payroll and provides guidance and office space. They have the opportunity to see how a business works and play a part in its operation.”

He said last summer’s drought really hurt the lawn maintenance business. in 2011 they had enough business to have five young men working. “The recent rain is a much-needed

blessing,” Taylor said. For information about either service, call the BcFS office at 896-0993, or the Green and clean cell phone at (830) 928-1597.

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