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‘9 to 5’ continues run at Point Theatre see Page 7
Summer job paying off for local student see Page 3
Building a better life see Page 12
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Vol. 9 no. 29
KerrVille, texAS • WedneSdAy, July 17, 2013
new abortion restrictions ready for Gov. Perry’s signature By B onnie A rnold Staff Writer
As of July 13, the bill amending regulation of abortion procedures to be more restrictive was passed by both houses of the texas Legislature and sent to Gov. rick Perry’s desk for his signature. in general, the pro-life supporters came from the ranks of state republicans who chose to wear red or orange in their appearance in Austin and elsewhere; and the pro-choice supporters were Democrats who wore blue.
Lainie Johnson, executive director at The Pregnancy Resource Center in Kerrville, said abortion clinics must live up to the same standards as other care clinics, adding, “If an abortion is done there, it will be safer for the mother.” the first special session in June was marked in the Senate by a filibuster by Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis, and by confrontational protests inside and outside the capitol building. When the bill failed to be passed in the first session, Gov. rick Perry called the second special session. House republicans refused any amendments to the bill as sponsored by rep. Jodi Laubenberg, r-Parker, and others. After more protests and passionate public testimony, the bill was passed July 10 in the House on mainly party lines, and it was sent to the Senate. the House version was titled “An Act relating the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities; providing penalties.” once signed by the governor, the amended legislation becomes law effective Jan. 1, 2014, and abortion clinics have until Sept. 1, 2014 to comply. See Abortion, Page 12
FIreFIGHTers, PIrATes, reD-HATTeD LADIes and one pooped pooch were among the number of participants on hand Saturday for the 2013 Center Point Downhome Parade on the city’s main street. The annual event and a barbecue immediately afterward raised funds for the Center Point volunteer fire department. Photos by Stuart Cunyus
Heroes welcomed ‘operation Second Chance’ brings military visitors By B onnie A rnold Staff Writer
Local patriotic volunteers put Kerr County’s best foot forward last week to salute and entertain a group of wounded warriors and their families from Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and got fervent thanks from the men and their spouses in return. A large group of Kerr County volunteers led by tony and Cynthia Arnold of Kerrville planned this first “Kerr County Wounded
Photo by Stuart Cunyus
Warrior Family Hill Country Adventure.” See HeroeS, Page 13
WADe and KATIe mITcHeLTree (above left) joined DAn and GeneTTe BurGess (right) for lunch at Grape Juice last week as part of the first Kerr County Wounded Warrior Family Hill Country Adventure. Wade and Dan are currently undergoing rehabilitation at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio after being injured by improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.
How sweet it is
Hill Country couple bringing Dublin soft drinks to town By S tuArt C unyuS Staff Writer
F Photo by Stuart Cunyus
mIcHAeL AnD DAWn cox are bringing the sweet flavors of the historic Dublin Bottling Works to the Texas Hill Country.
or more than 120 years, Dublin bottling Works in Dublin, texas has been making sodas exclusively with pure cane sugar and serving them to soft drink connoisseurs throughout the Lone Star State. now, thanks to the efforts of Michael and Dawn Cox, those sweet-tasting beverages are getting more exposure in the Hill
Country. over the past year, the duo have begun marketing Dublin’s 10 new soft drink flavors — red, orange and Vanilla Cream Sodas, retro Grape, tart-nSweet Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, Vintage Cola, black Cherry, Ginger Ale and texas root beer — to area businesses and restaurants with such success that they’re now having to keep warehouses near San Antonio and Austin to keep up with demand. According to Michael, it only
takes a sip of any of those previously mentioned flavors to understand why they’re selling so well. “the product sells itself, and that’s the greatest marketing strategy we have,” he said. “All we have to do is say ‘try this.’ Someone asked me the other day what the best one is, and i said it’s really a matter of taste. the quality is up on all of them, so wherever you start, you will find a favorite. See SoFt DrinKS, Page 12
robbery suspect still on the run A week after robbing a local convenience store at gunpoint, the suspect remains on the loose. Kerrville Courtesy Photo Police are A cAmerA on seeking in- site captured f o r m a t i o n this image. that will lead them to the suspect involved in the See robbery, Page 12
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Wednesday, november 27, 2013
Phase 3 ... by Sherry Cunningham
Sawdust and Saturdays
My cup runneth over
nce again this past summer sponsibility of editing it daily with we invited our grandchildren comments and pictures so their parto come for a week of Mimi ents could see what they were doing. Papa camp. the children love this excellent job! tradition and so do we. We started Simple games have taken on difMimi Papa camp about ferent twists with a recomnine years ago because mendation from one of the we found it easier to campers. the Mimi Papa have many children at camp favorite game is once instead of one at a Flashlight Hide-n-Seek. time for all summer. the first year it was sugeach year of our gested, we scrounged up camp, we learn new enough flashlights for each ways of managing a child to use as they flew out larger-than-life group. of the house at dark-thirty to Some of the rules we've play. now we buy them each continued through the a new flashlight to use during Cunningham years and others were camp and to take home. tried once and tossed the first year we created a out. of course, as the children grow camp schedule was remarkable. We older, we find that we have to be posted the “daily” including time more flexible in our plans because with responsibilities such as KP they each come up with some really duty, meals, lights out, etc. on the good ideas that we don’t often hear laundry room door. Papa and i realabout until they arrive — and be- ized quickly that the children kept us cause they are teenagers. on schedule by checking the “daily” For instance, one year Madison and reminding us about what we and Leah developed a website for were to do next — even if that was Mimi Papa camp and took the re- someone to take out the trash.
this year all of our campers but one were in high school and/or middle school. no longer can we pick them up and place them into their spot at the table or in the car. on one particular day, i told the children, while we were on our way to eat lunch yet still in the car, that if everyone ordered water, we would have some extra cash for a mid-afternoon treat. Agreed — they liked that idea. So a “round” of water it was. the waitress offered to bring a cup with a lid for 6-year-old cade. great idea. i was surprised when she brought him a 20-oz cup of water, but he could handle it. everyone ordered their food and the chatter began. one of the challenges we face when dealing with older children is that we find that often it is hard to control the conversations. there are times i have to pull rank and change the subject and other times i let them talk just to see what happens. on this particular day, the girls got into a big conversation about bras.
Papa was at the other end of the table and thinking about work. Jackson is oblivious to any discussions the girls have because he’s used to them. cade was quietly sitting across from Papa and next to Madison. Before long, Madison, olivia and Leah had discussed bras, colors, shapes, where to buy them and how to get measured. they compared how many each one of them had and who wore what cup size. Before i knew it everyone’s cup size was reported and compared. it seemed like we were hearing “cup” this and “cup” that, but maybe i was just getting a little nervous and happy the girls did not ask me about my cup size. i would not have won. Finally the table got quiet. i saw the waitress heading our way with our lunch but before she got to the table, cade quietly pushed his Styrofoam cup of water over next to the girl’s smaller water glasses and politely proclaimed: “My cup’s bigger than all of yours.” nuf said.
This view of the Bluebonnet Hotel in Kerrville was taken in the mid-1940s. When the hotel expanded from five to eight stories, a ballroom was added on the ground floor at the back with windows overlooking the Guadalupe River, a site of many dances and other events. by Clarabelle snodgrass After that i believe they had Kerr and surrounding counties dancing in Pampell’s on the secall had places to dance. ross and ond floor. there were stairs on i attended many of those, and the outside of the building to go some people who read about this up there. they also had piano will remember, too. recitals, and performers came the first place i rememfrom San Antonio to ber is Lakeside Park put on shows. they which was at the lower could come on the end of Water Street. A train, and stay at the group of businessmen in St. charles Hotel. town made a park at the there were removriver’s edge. they put a able chairs in Pamnice building above the pell’s and they could river, and it had a nice have dances up there. floor and windows that Later they took out raised up. We propped part of the second them up with sticks of floor and opened part Clarabelle some sort to let the air into of the confectionary the hall. the building to the second floor caught the breezes from the ceiling. they made homemade river. ice cream and frosted coke they also had piano recitals floats, and the owner wanted the there, and my first piano recital people to come down and buy was in that building. i remember things. it was very handy and the orchid dress my mother very popular. made for me. they also had in town, down Water Street dances there but i don’t know was the Fawcett Furniture comhow often. My uncle Warren pany. Mr. Fawcett had a nice and his wife won a dance contest floor up on the second floor and in there where they put a tin cup he would move the furniture of water on the man’s head and around. He’d have it open certhey couldn’t be bobbing and tain times for the young people jumping up and down. uncle to have parties. He’d work in his Warren and his wife won be- office on the first floor and let cause he didn’t spill a drop. that the young people stay until 10 dance involved the adults. And p.m. that was the earliest place i reSee cLArABeLLe, Page 12A membered.
Letters to the editor ...
offering ‘thanks’ for success of fundraiser To the editor: it is thanksgiving time and a reminder that one should be thankful at all times. the Hill country texas Sheep and goat raisers Auxiliary, a 501(c)(3) organization, wants to thank everyone for their involvement in the success of the 45th Annual Wool and Mohair Luncheon and Fashion Show held at the yo resort Hotel in Kerrville on oct. 29. the amount for scholarships for Hill country students with an agricultural related major will be in the neighborhood of $20,000. We want to thank all area newspapers for their coverage with pictures, both before and after the event. thanks for the articles and pictures in the october issue of the central texas section of the magazine texas co-op Power.
the yo resort Hotel personnel certainly deserves our thanks for answering our every need or want. thank you to the boutiques for providing such beautiful clothing and to the models including the "rodeo royalty" for presenting the clothing so capably. We want to thank each business or individual who bought a table or ticket as well as the many contributors to the silent auction and raffle. thank to each of the auxiliary members, husbands, family and friends for all of their work to complete this job well done. We wish for each of you, our friends, a very happy thanksgiving. — Fran dendy, publicity and table sales Hill Country Texas sheep and Goat Raiser’s Auxiliary
McClung’s Kerrville Lite
Note: Artist David McClung is an environmental specialist at Peterson Regional Medical Center.
Crossword Puzzle Fun Across 1. Small northern india hand drum 6. Bind 10. 100 lbs. 13. "Snowy" bird 14. indicates 15. Police, with "the" 16. A loan for a personal item (2 wds) 19. Pretended 20. Ancestry 21. not yet final, at law 22. Breathed noisily during sleep 24. "yikes!" (2 wds) 29. dwarf buffalo 30. go-___ 31. Bodyguard to British monarch (3 wds) 39. Beehive, e.g. 40. Brawl 41. July 4 (2 wds) 48. one who requires something 49. "Aquarius" musical 50. iV part 51. curved 55. South African province settled by Boers in 1836 (3 wds) 60. "Sesame Street" watcher 61. cy young, e.g. 62. Add up 63. "A chorus Line" number 64. contradict 65. Hex down 1. P.i., e.g. 2. eastern pooh-bah 3. Bikini parts 4. "___ go!" (contraction) 5. Adjust 6. Anyone (4 wds) 7. "Much ___ About nothing" 8. the "p" in m.p.g. 9. "c'___ la vie!" 10. Actress Bloom 11. richard ___, german composer 12. Some suits 14. grace word 17. Arabic for "commander" 18. Hardly haute cuisine 22. "Buona ___" (italian greeting) 23. remaining after all deductions (variant spelling)
24. Bender 25. charlotte-to-raleigh dir. 26. Long, long time 27. congratulations, of a sort 28. Amscrayed 32. Bound 33. "... happily ___ after" 34. checkers, e.g. 35. "All the things you ___" 36. Free from, with "of" 37. Bygone bird
38. chester White's home 41. Altogether (2 wds) 42. Brain cell 43. Formal argument 44. "our time in ___" (10,000 Maniacs album) 45. dog-___ 46. "good going!" 47. Pastry shells 52. Above 53. "Soap" family name
54. And others, for short 56. "crikey!" 57. "concentration" pronoun 58. Buff 59. Add-on
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Hill Country Community Journal tom daniels Spring fling
wednesday, april 10, 2013
Can they really do that?
Photos by Tammy Prout
tHere’S no doubt that the much-anticipated “Spring Fling” at Tom Daniels Elementary was a fun-filled event for all who attended. With games, prizes, food and music on tap, students and their families got right down to business as the event opened last week. Jack Davenport, a Hal Peterson Middle School student, (above) played hard on the inflatable race track.Contestants are tied with a harness by a bungee cord and struggle to get to the end of the track. Emeline Montague (bottom, left) keeps her eye on the hoop as she attempts to make as many baskets as possible at the basketball booth. Sara Albers, 7, is all smiles as she “pans for gold” for prizes. Students attempted to find as many prizes as they could in the pool of birdseed.
Some very exCePtional canines took center stage at the Hill Country Agility, Kerrville, Texas, South Central Regional Dog Agility Competition. The Dog Agility competition was held over the weekend at the Hill Country Youth Event Center. The dogs and their trainers were put through a rigorous, two-day competition that pitted each entrant against the other for the top spot in each division. The judge of the competition designed the pattern of the placement of the obstacles. These obstacles consisted of jumps, a seesaw, an A-frame, tunnels, a long elevated dog-walk and weave polls. The pattern in which the obstacles were placed was kept secret until the day of the competition. Julie Watson (left), of Rockport, Texas, helped her Australian Shepherd, Rody, maneuver through the entire course, including the weave polls. Photos by Tammy Prout
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Hill Country Community Journal — Sports
Wednesday, february 27, 2013
Tivy’s Robertson named Most Valuable Player for 2012-13 season
All-District 27-4A Basketball Selections
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Seven Lady Antlers honored
a Tivy’s oLivia roBerTson was named District 27-4A’s Most Valuable Player after a sophomore campaign that saw her average 11.6 points per district game during the Lady Antlers’ drive to a Region IV-4A area round championship. Photo by Stuart Cunyus
breakout season that saw tivy cap- included senior olivia bates and junior ture a share of the District 27-4a Carly bond. bates provided much of the title — its first district championship lady antlers’ defensive muscle during the since 2006 — and a region season and was a major force IV-4a area crown paid divirebounding under the basket, Tivy Girls Basketball dends last week with seven while bond averaged 6.3 lady antlers receiving some form of post- points per district game and hit double figseason recognition from 27-4a coaches. ures in games against Kyle lehman, leading the way was sophomore olivia lockhart and Schertz Clemens. robertson, who was named the district’s the lady antlers also had a pair of honorMost Valuable Player after averaging 11.6 able mention all-District selections in junpoints per game in loop play. robertson’s iors Celica Covington and Marisa high-point came in a 23-point showing dur- Hernandez. ing the lady antlers’ 45-43 win over buda tivy finished district play with an 11-3 Hays Dec. 18. record, tying Schertz Clemens and buda tivy juniors Kendall Dyal and Kendall Hays for first place in the 27-4a standings McKenzie were both named to the first- after winning its last six district games in a team all-District 27-4a unit after helping row. the lady antlers knocked off San lead the lady antlers to a 25-11 overall antonio Highlands 54-38 in bi-district record. Dyal averaged 8.7 points per game action and downed austin lbJ 64-43 in an during district play, and McKenzie was area-round showdown before falling 44-24 close behind with 8.3 points per outing. to San antonio brennan in the regional tivy’s second-team all-District selections quarterfinals.
2010-11 2012-13 ALL-DISTRICT 27-4A 28-4ATEAMS GIRLS ALL-DISTRICT District Most Valuable Player Olivia Robertson, So., Tivy Defensive Players of the year talisha Presley, Jr., Schertz Clemens rachel Calabrese, Sr., boerne Champion newcomer of the year Kristi Garza, Sr., Seguin First Team Monica Perez Sr. Jill borreson Jr. Jordyne Dugger Jr. Kendall Dyal Jr. Jr. Kendall McKenzie Heather Hormuth Sr. amanda Willoughby Jr. ariana Gallegos Sr. Jackie Cabello Sr. Shawna Cole Sr.
Clemens Hays Hays Tivy Tivy Champion Champion lehman a. Heights Seguin
Second Team Sierra McCarthy Sr. Sabrina Catangal Jr. Kennedi Centers fr. lindsey McCurdy Sr. Olivia Bates Sr. Carly Bond Jr. Jamiee Jorgensen Jr. Mallorie Williams Jr. bria Cheatham Sr. emily Weyland Jr. brittany Williams Jr.
Clemens Clemens Clemens Hays Tivy Tivy Champion Champion lehman a. Heights Seguin
Honorable Mention (Tivy only) Celica Covington, Marisa Hernandez