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Vol. 9 no. 13
KerrVille, TexAs • WednesdAy, MArch 27, 2013
Theater celebrates 10 years
Hangars highlight agenda
By B onnie A rnold
By B onnie A rnold
Hailed as “an unprecedented alliance between the public and private sectors” and “a magnificent addition to downtown,” the Kathleen c. cailloux Theater first invited the Hill country public inside its sumptuous lobby and auditorium on March 27, 2003 for a performance by the San lewis antonio Symphony. now, 10 years later, the cailloux is fulfilling its mission to be a center for cultural and civic life in Kerrville. in what Governor rick Perry called “a momentous occaWerlein sion,” the Grand opening concluded a four-year project to turn the 1950’s-era Municipal auditorium into a first-class performing arts center. Jeffrey Brown, executive director of Playhouse 2000, said with the vision of transforming an old and inadequate “all-purpose” space into an enviable performance hall to be used by both local and traveling performing groups, Kathleen c. cailloux kickedoff the project by committing her fiSee caiLLoUx, Page 18a
GUy floreS, 6, (at left) has his eye on the ball as he enjoys an exhibition game during the opening ceremonies of the Kerrville Little League on Saturday. The event kicked off what is being touted as one of the largest participation years, with 44 teams and more than 500 boys and girls registered. Saturday’s event included many activities, team photos and, of course, great food from the concession stand. Shayla Roth, above, was sure to get her favorite Frito pie. Photos by Tammy Prout
By B onnie A rnold Staff Writer
Kerrville Police have finally been able to rule out foul play in the death of a Johnson city woman, whose body was discovered on the banks of the Guadalupe river on Jan. 10. after being dispatched to the 800 block of Water St., officers found the body of 53-year-old Jennifer Koplos in a wooded area on the north side of the river. Justice of the Peace William ragsdale responded to the location. ragsdale ordered an autopsy to be conducted. officer Paul Gonzales, community relations officer, said recently that the Kerrville Police Department is still waiting on the toxicology results of the autopsy. “We got the first part of the autopsy report, and we can say at this point in the investigation that there are no signs of any criminal act,” Gonzales said. “But we’ve only gotten the preliminary part of the autopsy.” Koplos’ family had reported Koplos as a missing person to Blanco county Law enforcement on Jan. 9. See DeaTH, Page 3a
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Passover: Judaism roots to christianity By B onnie A rnold Staff Writer
Foul play not factor in death
Kerr county commissioners on Monday agreed the airport Board could proceed to plan added T-hangars at the local airport with county and city in-kind help; okayed placing portable toilets at t h r e e countyo w n e d parks; and discussed with no resolution the question of where to put a veterans Service officer in the Moser courthouse. They also got a report on the First responder program; agreed to have maintenance build a new interior wall at the animal control facility office; and voted to rent the Show Barn to the roller Derby ladies for regular practices. Airport T-hangers
The Jewish Passover roots of christianity’s communion were illustrated in an interactive presentation at St. Paul’s United Methodist church last week in a program titled “Passover with Jesus.” Ze’ev nevo was introduced as a Messianic Jew who believes in Jesus as savior, a resident of Jerusalem until he moved to South carolina about two years ago. He greeted the approximately 85 attendees with “Shalom, y’all!” which was greeted with
laughter. Speaking from behind a table set for a traditional Jewish Seder meal, nevo said, “The Last Supper was the Jewish celebration of Passover, and we are going to celebrate a very Jewish feast, very similar to what they celebrated at the time. everything we are going to do here points to Jesus. on Monday, 16-17 million Jews will be celebrating Passover and it’s sad they don’t know Jesus.” He read from Luke 22 the story of Jesus sending two (male) disciples to prepare a See PaSSover, Page 14a
Photos by Bonnie Arnold and Tammy Prout
GUeSt PreSenter Ze’ev nevo, right, led a large group of Kerrville residents through the Jewish Passover celebration, the roots of Christianity's Communion Service, at a presentation last week at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He drafted two audience members to play roles in the Passover, including the traditional role of the woman of a Jewish home lighting the candles that begins the service, and challenged her to say the blessing in Hebrew. Nevo's table, far left, was set with the traditional Seder foods, cups and plates.
Schreiner MBA program to graduate first class in May By B onnie A rnold Staff Writer
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Schreiner UniverSity’S graduate-level MBA program currently has 17 students enrolled, including from left, Tony Parinello, Nichole Mariakis, Stephanie Skrumeda and Simon Baier. With textbooks and curriculum on-line, students have been meeting in a classroom on campus only one or two nights per week. Parinello, Mariakis and Skrumeda are among the eight expecting to graduate this May in the first class.
Schreiner University offers Master of Business administration training with both in-person classroom lessons and on-line computer technology available in its second and newer master’s degree program. and interest ranges across more than the traditional age 20-something students. SU’s Master of Business administration program became part of the university’s Strategic Plan in 2005, and was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2010. The first classes were offered in the fall of 2011, and
the first group of MBa graduates will get their diplomas in May 2013. Dr. Mark Woodhull directs the program titled “Graduate Business Studies” which includes a Woodhull four-semester rotation of 12 courses. Presently there are 17 students in See MBa, Page 15a
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creating smiles Local school nurse receives ‘Golden Toothbrush award’ By l Arry W illiAMs Staff Writer
ome may identify the role of a school nurse with placing bandages on skinned knees and dealing with the occasional upset tummy. However, the job of a school nurse has changed over the years to focus more on overall wellness. one local school nurse, courtney Burkett at Tally elementary, was recently honored for her commitment to student wellness, particularly her efforts related to dental health. She was presented the Golden Toothbrush award by the community Foundation of the Texas Hill country for her efforts in the create a Smile program. The create-a-Smile program is a collaborative effort between the community Foundation, local dentists, and other healthcare providers. it is designed to provide dental care
for students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access the care. at a banquet on Feb. 26, Dr. Jennifer Bone and Burkett were presented with the award. Burkett credited her recognition to the number of students she has referred to the create a Smile program during her seven years as school nurse at Tally. “The Golden Toothbrush award was given to a doctor and a nurse who provided the most service through the create a Smile program over the last several years in our community which includes Kendall county, Gillespie county, Bandera county and Kerr county,” Burkett said. When she identifies a student that needs urgent dental care, she begins exploring how to help the child get access to a dentist. if the child is uninsured, she makes a call to the parents asking about their willingness to receive a create a Smile referral. if the parents are open to this, Burkett, and others in similar positions, contact the program’s coordinator Wesley nurse Jennifer correa-Knoulton. “i may identify a student, or a
teacher may send them to me, who has an emergent dental need that is not covered by other forms of insurance. an emergent need is something like pain or infection; something that has to be taken care of right away,” Burkett said. over the years, Burkett has referred dozens of students and she is thankful for the program. “create a Smile is a great benefit to our community,” Burkett said. “i do want to say that without our local dentists, we would not have this program. it is because of their good grace that we are able to make the referrals and get these kids the help they need.” Burkett also said that many in the community underestimate the problem that poor dental care presents. “The national institute of Dental and craniofacial research says that the presence of dental caries is the single most common chronic disease of childhood, occurring five to eight times as frequently as asthma,” Burkett said. “in our population at the elementary school we have five of the seven risk factor categories See BUrKeTT, Page 15a
Police department reports Alcohol offenses • at 2:20 a.m. on March 24, in the 800 block of Sidney Baker, a traffic violation led to the driver being arrested for DWi and resisting arrest and the passenger for minor consuming alcohol. • in the 600 block of Sidney Baker, a subject was arrested for DWi at 12:11 a.m. on March 25. drug offenses • a traffic stop resulted in an arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with license invalid/suspended and possession of marijuana <2oz at 8:55 p.m. on March 18 in the 1400 block of e. Main St. • in the 1100 block of Sidney Baker S., an arrest was made for possession of a dangerous drug on March 18 at 11:11 p.m. • a subject was arrested for possession of marijuana <=2oz in a drug-free zone at 5 p.m. on March 20 in the 400 block of Sidney Baker S. • in the 2100 block of Memorial Blvd., a subject was arrested for possession of marijuana <2oz and possession of drug paraphernalia at 9:18 p.m. on March 20.
• at 8:14 a.m. on March 21, a subject was arrested for possession of marijuana <2oz in the 2000 block of arcadia Loop. • a subject was arrested for possession of a controlled substance PG2-a <=2oz and possession of a controlled substance PG3 <28g in the 900 block of Junction Hwy. at 10:10 p.m. on March 21. • in the 400 block of Patton ave., a subject was arrested for possession of marijuana <2oz on March 23 at 2:54 a.m. • at 10:59 p.m. on March 23, a juvenile male was taken into custody in the 800 block of yorktown Blvd. for possession of marijuana <2oz. Assault • a sexual assault was reported in the 600 block of Webster ave. on March 18. • in the 1100 block of Jackson rd. n., an assault by contact, family violence was reported at 11:50 p.m. on March 18. • on March 20 at 5 p.m., a sexual assault was reported in the 1300 block of e. Main St. • an assault causing bodily injury and an assault causing bodily injury to a family member were reported
at 2:29 a.m. on March 21 in the 900 block of Paschal ave. • in the 1300 block of e. Main St., an assault causing bodily was reported on March 22 at 10:45 p.m. • a retaliation to an assault was reported at 1:10 a.m. on March 23 in the 1300 block of e. Main St. • in the 900 block of Myrta St., an assault causing bodily injury to a family member was reported at 5:15 p.m. on March 23. • an assault causing bodily injury was reported at 2:23 a.m. on March 24 in the 1200 block of north St. • at 2:36 a.m. on March 24, a subject was arrested for assault by contact, family violence in the 2300 block of Junction Hwy. Theft • in the 2000 block of Sidney Baker, a theft of property >=$50 <$500 was reported at 10:46 a.m. on March 18. • a theft of property >=$500 <$1,500 was reported on March 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Mcallen Dr. • on March 20 at 8:30 a.m., a theft of property >=$50<$500 was reported in the 200 block of G. St.
county court-at-law • angela Paul cole, 100 block Box elder, Kerrville – theft/stolen property >=$50<$500, filed 11-11-11; sentenced to $1,000 fine, 90 days jail, 61 days credit, $547 court costs. • Matthew Joel Luna, 700 block Quinlan Dr., Kerrville – criminal trespass, filed 9-28-12 and theft/stolen property >=$50<$500, filed 9-11-12; sentenced to $947 fine, 180 days jail, 18 days credit, $457 court costs. • carlton James Saner, 900 block Paschal ave., Kerrville – theft/stolen property >=$50<$500, filed 1-28-13 and theft/stolen property >=$20 <$500 by check, filed 10-5-12; sentenced to 180 days jail, 18 days credit, $694 court costs. • Luke Phillips Schreiner, 200 block Bobwhite, Kerrville – possession of marijuana <2oz, filed 5-1-12; sentenced to $1,250 fine, 12 months probation, deferred, 50 hours community service, $427 court costs. • Larry Donnell cannady, 6100 block Hwy. 27, center Point – interference with an emergency call, filed 6-7-11; sentenced to 60 days jail, 16 days credit, $65 court costs. • Dustin Wayne ross, 200 block crossing Dr., center Point – possession of dangerous drugs, filed 3-15-
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Koplos’ family was notified of the death by Law enforcement in Blanco county. an investigation into the cause of death continues, Gonzales said.
13; sentenced to $1,000 fine, 16 days jail, 16 days credit, $482 court costs. • Tiffany ann White, 270 verde creek Dr., center Point – DWi, 2nd offense, filed 1-26-12; sentenced to $2,000 fine, 3 days jail, 3 days credit, $588 court costs. • Brady andrew crow, Helotes – possession of a controlled substance
PG3 <28g, filed 9-12-11 and possession of marijuana <2oz, filed 7-25-11; sentenced to 80 days jail, 56 days credit, $130 court costs. • Bernardo Sixto Leos, indio, calif. – possession of dangerous drugs, filed 3-12-13; sentenced to $500 fine, 95 days jail, 95 days credit, $377 court costs.
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oPinion&Editorial MoMents & MeMories Families head to the river
Phase 3 ... by Sherry Cunningham
can-cans and cars
have two sisters: Glenda gradu- on that school bus. When she heard ated from high school in 1956 us say "The bus is coming," she ran and Pat graduated two years later to the side of the road to be ready to in 1958. Being the little sister, i had be picked up. But it was the wrong plenty of time to observe them dur- bus and she was a bit embarrassed. ing their high school Her bus did come a few minyears. utes later and we all stood We lived on the farm there waving good-bye like while Glenda and Pat she was leaving us forever. were going to high in the 1950s there were two school. Glenda, being school systems in Watonga. the oldest, was the first The Watonga school system to begin her freshman which was for white students year at Watonga High and the Dunbar School SysSchool. This was a big tem that was for black studeal at our house bedents. The need to have two cause she was going to schools and two school buses cunningham get to ride the school running the same route bus and be in town ceased a few years later and every day. We were all excited. by the time i went to high school, all on Glenda's first day of her fresh- Watonga area students were in the man year, she was up and ready same school. early. The rest of us didn't want to There were two fads during the walk to school until we saw her get 1950s that my sisters enjoyed. one
was the famous poodle skirts that they wore with little white blouses and sweaters. The other was wearing can- cans (crinoline slips) under their full skirts to make those skirts stick out as far as they could. The skirts looked great. i can remember Pat and Glenda standing in front of their mirrors as they would get ready to go to town or to church, and primping until they looked just right. The big challenge we faced was getting our family of six into one vehicle so we could get from our home to wherever we were going without crushing those big can-cans. Most of the time we had a family car - just one. Because i was the baby i always sat in the middle of the front seat while Daddy drove and Mama sat in the shotgun seat. Glenda, Pat and my brother Terry would sit in the back seat.
Pat was especially protective of her can-cans and was always making sure that she had plenty of room for her slips as we traveled in the car. Sometimes we'd look into the back seat and barely see any part of Terry - especially if he was sitting in the middle. My sisters’ slips took over and he was stuck in-between. one time Daddy brought home a pickup truck to use when our car broke down. We didn't buy new cars, so repairs or finding a newer, used car always took a little time. riding in the pickup truck was a little more complicated for our family. My sisters squeezed in-between my Mama and Daddy in the cab of that pickup, all the while protecting their slips. Terry and i were delighted with having the truck because that meant we could sit anywhere we wanted in the back. ‘nuf said.
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lAkeSide PArk was a popular Guadalupe River swimming hole from about the 1920s until the 1932 flood washed it away. The park was below the cypress post dam in about the 1500 block of Water Street on the north side of the river and included a dance hall and bath houses. By clarabelle snodgrass Park on Water Street. Their now that it’s springtime, we son built his house on the back begin to think about outdoor of their lot, on the riverbank. activities and where to take in the 1932 flood, the water the family. was so high it was a foot or everybody here has two over Water always loved to go Street. The flood somewhere on the water came up and Guadalupe river. That moved both of those was the main thing. houses off their i think about the foundations. it 1920s, there was a park didn’t wash them around the 1500 or away, but it moved 1600 block of Water them. i think they Street, near the G Street hired somebody to crossing. There was a pull my aunt’s house nice park just above back onto the founthat. dation, but i don’t clarabelle Businesses in town know if they did that put in money to open Lakeside for my cousin. Park. There was a sign over i remember at one time the the Water Street entrance and Ku Klux Klan had broken a parking lot up there. forth at some places. We could They built a nice dance hall see some KKK signs on the up on that bluff, a sort of com- side of the hill, south of the munity building, with a good river across from Lakeside floor for dancing and a stage Park, and the lights they put on one end. on their signs. i don’t think The windows were boards any problems arose here then, on hinges that you just pushed but i remember seeing those up to open and put a stick signs. under them to hold them open. The river was always an atThat was all they had because traction. they only used it in the sumWhen i was six years old, mer. and there were benches my mother and brother and built against the walls. sister lived in a little house on The first time i ever had a what became Thompson part in a piano recital, it was in Drive. that same building, probably in 1918, we had a flood. The about 1925 or ’26. Many whole bottom of the river things were held there. channel, where Louise Hays in the river there was a nice Park is now, was full of bushy natural place to swim. Lots of walnut trees and you couldn’t the boys and girls from town see across the river to Pamwould get together there. pell’s. They were that thick. i heard it was a rule that boys at that house, we had a yard swam at one end and the girls fence along the road, and my swam at the other; but they mother kept watching that to were not allowed to swim to- check on how high the water gether. i never swam there. We was getting. By the time the swam in Turtle creek near water got up there, we had alwhere we lived. most nowhere to go. The Frani had an uncle and aunt who lived just below the Lakeside See cLaraBeLLe, Page 15a
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Fahrenthold honored for work
alamo colleges Kerrville center manager shawna Fahrenthold was recently awarded a trophy for dedication and service to the County of Kerr and City of Kerrville. Kerrville Mayor Jack Pratt (far left), City Manager Todd Parton and County Judge Pat Tinley all attended the Alamo Colleges Board meeting and traveled to San Antonio to present Fahrenthold with the award for excellence. Fahrenthold was also recognized by the Chancellor of Alamo Colleges as well as the board for her service to the area for getting the new welding facility in Kerrville up and running. Without her dedication the facility would not be ready for students today.
Deadline today to file for Parks and Recreation Advisory Board position The City of Kerrville announces that a position is available for appointment to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The deadline to submit the application is today, Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. The two-year term begins April 1, 2013. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets the third Thursday of each month, at 8:15 a.m. at City Hall, 701 Main St. The meetings run approximately from 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each month and interested parties must be
able to fulfill the meeting time commitment on a regular basis. A majority of the board must be residents of the City of Kerrville, and all shall be residents of Kerr County. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board constitutes an advisory board to the city council, and shall periodically assist city staff in procedural matters. The board shall have authority to hold hearings in the city, and to consider and make recommendations to the city council in writing on any and all matters pertaining to the city’s parks and recre-
ation system. Interested parties may fill out an application for consideration for appointment to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The application can be found on the City website at www.kerrvilletx.gov. It can be filled out and submitted online; or it can be printed and turned in to the City Secretary’s office at City Hall. For additional information, contact Ashlea Boyle, special projects coordinator at 258-1153 or visit the city’s website at www.kerrvilletx.gov.
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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 367-2421 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 www.kerrvilleisd.net/clubed. Air Force Association The air Force association, Heart o’ the Hills chapter 368, has quarterly meetings. call 367-2357 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 819 Water St., Suite 109, Kerrville. call 792-4222 for more information on services. 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 2574222 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 a support group for anyone grieving the death of someone special in their life. Meetings held the second Thursday monthly at 6 p.m. at the ambulatory care center. 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 email@example.com; 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 www.familiesandliteracy.org. Freeman-Fritts Animal shelter The Freeman-Fritts animal Shelter, offering pet adoption, is open 10 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 505 Spur 100. call 257-4500 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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 377-7389 for information.
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easterfest set for Saturday Leadership Kerr county class no. 28 invites the public to join them from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday at Flat rock Lake Park for Here’s to the Heroes easter Festival and cook-off — a free, family-friendly event to honor veterans and support the organization’s mission of developing leaders in the community. The even will kick off at 10 a.m. with a salute to veterans, followed by a full day of live music, vendors, food, a washer-pitching tournament at noon, an easter egg hunt with prizes provided by the Kerrville noon rotary club at 1:30 p.m., a barbecue and chili cook-off and more. For a full schedule of events and more information about easterfest, visit www.kerrvilleeasterfest.com. although the festival in its current form is five years old, the tradition of easterfest dates back to the mid1970s, starting with the Men’s Breakfast club and later sponsored by the Morning Kiwanis club. Most recently, the event was organized by The american Legion auxiliary Unit 208 and historically has provided assistance to veterans groups and other charitable organizations throughout Kerr county. Members of the current Leadership Kerr county class say that mission won’t change. co-chairman Bill Muse said the leadership class is honored the american Legion would allow them
Events schedule • 10 a.m. – Vendors, games and rides open, cook-off begins • 11-7 p.m. – Live music • Noon – Washer Pitching Tourney • 12-1 p.m. – Showmanship competition • 1:30 p.m. – Easter Egg hunt for the Kids • 2-4 p.m. – People’s Choice tasting competition
to continue the tradition of easterfest. “Leadership is honored to accept the opportunity of hosting such a worthy community event,” Muse said. “We want to extend gratitude to the american Legion for their continued support as the torch is passed and are pleased to announce we will carry on their legacy by supporting veterans and leaders with proceeds this year’s easterfest and chili cook-off.” The musical lineup for this year’s festival includes: Haywire, elizabeth Price, Triple c Band and SLy — Someone Like you. Live music will be presented from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. although the event is free and open to the public, the organization continues to welcome business sponsors and vendors. a complete schedule of the day’s activities and information about sponsorship and vendor opportunities is available at www.kerrvilleeasterfest.com.
the AnnUAl Here’s to the Heroes Easter Festival and Cook-off is slated for this Saturday at Kerr County’s Flat Lake Park. This event is free to the public and features rides, games, live music, a washer pitching tournament, food, fun and a much-anticipated Easter egg hunt for local children at 1:30 p.m. The park opens at 10 a.m.
March events calendar March 29 A dinner show with rita hosking Dinner, cash, beer and wine bar, 7 p.m. Music, dancing. reserved seating, call for reservations. Buckhorn Lake resort, 2885 Goat creek rd., 895-0007. 6 p.m. www.buckhornlake.com. March 29-31 easter hill country Tour Three days of supported bicycle rides in the Hill country. ride starts at Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd.; www.ehct.com. March 30 here’s To the heroes easter Fest & cook-off Beginning at 10 a.m. 5th annual Fundraiser to honor local veterans and raise money for select charities and organizations. This year's event is sponsored by Leadership Kerr county. The easter egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m. is sponsored this year by the Kerrville noon rotary. Live music, washer pitching tournament, food, beer, vendors, games and more! Flat rock Lake Park, 3840 riverside Dr.; (412) 915-2525. March 30 easter ‘eggstravaganza’ Bring your easter basket for a
family day of fun. easter egg hunt, photos with rJ “Bunny” Kroc, snacks, bounce houses, a cake walk, crafts, face painting and more! ray & Joan Kroc corps community center, 201 Holdsworth Dr., 315-5762; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.kerrvillekroc. org. March 30 Family sports center spring 5K Walk/run & crossFit 5K Walk/ run event which will include prizes, souvenir goodie bags for entrants, music and professional race management. The Family Sports center race starts at 8 a,m, Holdsworth Dr. and Sidney Baker; 895-5555; www.familysportscenter.com. Through March 31 Perspectives of italy artists’ reflections of italy. Thom ricks, Jody Stauffer, Kristen Larue and Kari reed. Fr-Sa 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SU 1-4 p.m. Kerr arts & cultural center, 228 earl Garrett St., 895-2911. www.kacckerrville.com. Through March 31 KAcc exhibitrazzia “30 years of Poster Art” Limited edition advertising
posters. TU-Sa 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SU 1-4 p.m. Kerr arts & cultural center, 228 earl Garrett St., 8952911; www.kacckerrville.com. Through March 31 KAcc exhibitFour Free range chicks Multi-media collection by Marcy Holmes, Bridget Langdale, Judith Barton and nan Loeffler. TU-Sa 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SU 1-4 p.m. Kerr arts & cultural center, 228 earl
Garrett St., 895-2911; www.kacckerrville.com. Through April 13 Give Me shelter Featuring the artwork of HcaF members and Bodacious Bird House event. TU-Sa 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hill country arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre rd. South, ingram, 367-5120. www.hcaf.com.
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community calendar (conTinUeD FroM PaGe 6a) 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 http://homepage.mac-.com/otbiker. 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 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 Preppers The Preppers meet at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday monthly at Buzzie’s BBQ for emergency preparedness education. e-mail email@example.com or call 739-5990. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 the ButtHoldsworth Memorial Library. 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 Debbie Freed at 377-4159 for information. Kerr county historical commission Kerr county Historical commission meets the third Monday each month at noon at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library meeting room. call Julie Leonard at 634-7897, or email email@example.com. Kerr county Patriots Kerr county Patriots meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday each month at Buzzie’s BBQ, 213 Schreiner St., conservatives working to restore the constitutional republic through education and activism. call (830) 337-3325. Kerrville host lions club The Kerrville Host Lions club holds its weekly meeting / luncheon at the Kroc center every Tuesday at noon. For more information, call emily at 377-3157. The Lions club is the largest service organization in the world with a presence in more than 200 countries. 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. narcotics Anonymous The Kerrville group of narcotics anonymous offers regular meetings, 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. T.o.P.s. Take off Pounds Sensibly (T.o.P.S.) meets Tuesdays from 9:45-11 a.m. at the classroom building at the corner of Jackson road and Bluebell at Trinity Baptist church. call Barbara Gray for information at 257-8690. 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.
Musical lineup set for Saturday’s easter Festival at Flat rock Lake Leadership Kerr county class no. 28 has announced the music lineup for the upcoming Here’s to the Heroes easter Festival and cook-off set for Saturday, March 30 at Flat rock Lake Park. in addition to all-day activities including an easter egg hunt, cookoff, vendor booths and a washer-pitching tournament, the event will include eight hours of live music provided by Haywire, elizabeth Price, Triple c Band and SLy — also known as Someone Like you. The color Guard from the vietnam veterans of america Post no. 863 will present the flag, and Matt ratliff will sing the national anthem to kick off the event. event coordinators with Leadership Kerr county say the music lineup offers quality talent and variety that should keep local audiences entertained while they enjoy the day’s festivities on the river. haywire Haywire is a local, five-person acoustic band with a bluegrass sound. The band was formed in January 2012 and is made up of Gary Hatch on bass, Jenny Barton on vocals, David Goodnight on banjo, David Wilson on mandolin and Britt Pounds on guitar. For more information on Haywire, visit www.haywireacousticband.com. elizabeth Price elizabeth Price is a 12-year-old, rising country-pop singer from Kerrville who began singing when she was 4 and has signed a recording contract with Playback records, and frequently performs throughout the Hill country. More information about Price is available
auditions for ‘Snow White’ april 6 auditions for the Point Theater’s upcoming production of “Snow White” will be Saturday, april 6, beginning at 10 a.m. Scripts are available for check out from The Point Theatre box office. actors should come prepared to read from the script. all ages are encouraged to audition. emily Houghton will direct “Snow White.” Performance dates are June 14 through 29. roles include: The Queen, a wicked self-absorbed woman; the wise-cracking, cheeky Magic Mirror; Snow White, a beautiful young lady; the slow-witted Hunter who has a crush on the queen; Trekky, a very logical dwarf; Smelly, a dwarf with a serious hygiene problem; Bossy, an overbearing dwarf; Dummy, a dwarf who is not so smart; and Prince charming.
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locAl BAnd “hAywire” will be one of four musical acts appearing at this weekend’s “Here’s to the Heroes” Easter Festival and Cook-off at Flat Rock Lake Park. at www. elizabethpricemusic.com. Triple c Band Triple c is a four-member classic country band whose members are all from the Hill country area. The band includes Scott Hofmann on bass and vocals, Paul ridgell on lead guitar and vocals, Sandy ridgell on percussion and Howard Walker on guitar and vocals. someone like you easterfest’s headlining band is SLy or Someone Like you, a diverse rock band with musical styles ranging from progressive/alternative rock to funk, blues, pop and reggae. The band formed in 2004 in Kerrville, when vocalist and guitarist Josh Murley teamed up with drummer Patrick Mccorkindale. other band members include alexander Senie on bass, Florin Sanchez on lead guitar and Daniel elliot on trombone/keys.
For more information about SLy, visit www.facebook.com/someonelikeyouSLy. About easterfest easterfest, hosted by Leadership Kerr county, will benefit the organization’s cause of growing leaders in the local community and provide assistance to various charitable organizations that support veterans. The all-day event kicks off at 10 a.m. with vendor booths, games and rides for kids and the beginning of the barbecue and chili cook-off. Live music will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. although the event is free and open to the public, the organization continues to welcome business sponsors and vendors. For a complete schedule of events and other information, visit www.kerrvilleasterfest.com.
MoWa welcomes back owen painting For the last eight years, a painting from the Museum of Western art’s permanent collection by cowboy artist Bill owen has been in a traveling exhibit organized by the american Museum of natural History in new york, and has been displayed across the country at some of the nation’s leading museums. These venues include the american Museum of natural History, carnegie Museum of natural History in Pittsburgh, Pa., the Museum of the Horse in Kentucky, and the San Diego Museum of natural History in california, plus many others. The title of the work is “no Place for a Gunsel,” which according to the Museum’s Director of collections “is one of the best if not the very best painting by Bill owen.” a cowboy is pictured in a very tricky and dangerous roping situation that requires more skill than a greenhorn or novice cowboy could handle. it is appropriate that this great painting has returned home to help celebrate the Museum’s 30th anniversary. it is now on display in the main gallery.
Joyce troeGel wAS nAmed March Artist of the Month by Kerrville Art Club for her non-objective acrylic painting “In Conversation With.” Troegel’s work is on display and can be purchased at Kerr Arts and Cultural Center.
F&L ‘champions’ luncheon slated Families & Literacy is holding their inaugural “champions of education” fundraising luncheon honoring Kay Hudler and The cailloux Foundation. Hudler was a psychotherapist in Houston for more than 20 years. She also volunteered at the Houston Women's Home, where she helped women learn life skills and get their GeD. Kay served on the board of Families & Literacy from 2008-10. The cailloux Foundation was created by Floyd a. and Kathleen c. cailloux in 1994. Kathleen gave to many charities including educa-
tion in her lifetime. The cailloux Foundation awards more than $700,000 per year for college scholarships to area students, has supported the Tivy education center, is a longtime supporter of Schreiner University and has made many other grants to advance education in many positive formats, including more than $133,000 in grants since 1995 to Families & Literacy, inc. The luncheon will be held in the Mansion at riverhill country club on Tuesday, april 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. call Mike Hunter to reserve your spot at 896-9688.
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city cleanup set to run april 1-26 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 1, to get those 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 1 and april 26, 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 or Tuesday collection must have items out by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, april 1. Those with Wednesday or Thursday collection must have their items at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, april 8. Those with Friday collection must have their items at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, april 15. 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, sink, vanity, tub, toilet, cabinets, paneling, cement or other remodeling materials. For additional information about the city’s annual cleanup, visit the city’s website at www.kerrvilletx. gov. community recycling center new hours The city of Kerrville also recently announced new operating hours and changes in operation for the community recycling center located at 500 Hays St., Kerrville. The new hours are as follows: • Monday – closed; • Tuesday – 8 a.m. until 12 noon and 2-5 p.m., only scrap metal, electronics and large quantities of cardboard); • Wednesday thru Friday – 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (regular recycling); • Saturday – 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (regular recycling). customers should know that styrofoam and plastic bags are no longer accepted.
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rnc offers events in april The riverside nature center in Kerrville is offering a wide range of activities in april for area residents. The center is located at 150 Francisco Lemos St., and can be reached at 257-4837, or online at www. riversidenaturecenter.org. April 2 Wildflower Bunches First of five forbs classes, studying wildflowers. cost is $3 per session. contact Donna oliver-Leep to register, (325) 446-3583 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 9-10:30 a.m. on alternating Tuesdays. April 5 Fauna census Walk the property with fellow birdwatchers to record the monthly fauna census. 9-10 a.m. April 5 ribbon-cutting for ‘The Guadalupe: our river of life’ rnc celebrates the visitor center revitalization with first of many exhibits, this one centering on the Guadalupe river and what it means to our everyday existence;
followed by First Friday WineShare. 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 9 second Tuesday Brown Bag lunch & learn 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., certified Master Gardeners carol Hagemeier and Leigh Thomas, firewise specialists in association with the national Fire Protection association, will speak on “Firewise Landscaping,” or how to protect your property against wildfires, how to design a firewise landscape, and how to evaluate your existing preparedness. cost is $3 rnc members, $6 nonmembers, free to those joining at the meeting. no rSvP required. 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. April 16 Wildflower Bunches Second of five forbs classes, studying wildflowers. cost is $3 per session. contact Donna oliverLeep to register, (325) 446-3583, or email to email@example.com. 910:30 a.m. April 18
native healing Garden Meeting, potluck meal and tending the native medicinal plants. Donations fund the garden. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 19 earth day members-only plant sale rnc and/or native Plant Society-Kerrville members are invited to shop while selection is best, before the Saturday sale. not a member? Join and shop the same day. Free admission. 5-6:30 p.m. April 20 earth day celebration and native-plant sale annual plant sale sponsored by rnc and nPSoT features talks on rainwater harvesting by Jim Stan-
ley and Monarch butterflies by cathy Downs, with family-oriented activities and fun, educational displays, along with nature and river-trail walks. Butterfly and life-cycle pavilion. Dress the kiddos in costumes inspired by winged things in nature for the “Things with Wings” children’s parade at 12:30 p.m.; prize for best costume. Free admission. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 Wildflower Bunches Third of five forbs classes, studying wildflowers. cost is $3 per session. contact Donna oliver-Leep to register, 325-446-3583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 9-10:30 a.m.
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city offices, library to be closed Friday The city of Kerrville Municipal offices will be closed Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday and the easter holiday. Municipal offices will resume business at 8 a.m. on Monday, april 1. The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will be closed Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31, in observance of the holiday. The library will resume business at 10 a.m. on Monday, april 1. For more information, contact ashlea Boyle, special projects coordinator, at 258-1153, or visit the city’s website at www.kerrvilletx.gov
new sign at Doyle center
UnveilinG the doyle School commUnity center’S new sign are, from left, Jeanne Tonnessen, Kerr County Optimist Club; Gene Smith, DSCC Board president; Crystal Dockery, Hunt School superintendent; Jack Pratt, Kerrville mayor; and Carson Conklin, JM Lowe Company. Not pictured is Manuel Garcia, Alamo Masonry. new signage at the Doyle School community center is already announcing upcoming programs at the center. With contributions and in-kind donations from Hunt School, Kerr county optimist club, aWS funds through KPUB, JM Lowe construction, and
alamo Masonry, the sign was moved from its first home at Hunt School and re-purposed at its new location on the corner of Paschal and W. Barnett streets. The sign enables the community center to inform the area citizens of upcoming events.
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hoSAnnA lUtherAn chUrch in Kerrville organized a multi-church Spring Serve Event in and around Kerrville last Saturday, and this trio from Crown of Life Lutheran in San Antonio picked up trash on State Highway 16 South. They are Jennifer Clark; Xanthis Barthel, 11; and Haley Krupicka, 13. Others cleaned the local church grounds and did projects for homebound residents.
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Former city Hall building demolition, clearing begins
for the birds
By B onnie A rnold Staff Writer
Kerrville city council voted in late February to dispose of the old city Hall on Junction Highway, and steps are being taken now to demolish the building so the land can be sold without it. assistant city Manager Kristine ondrias said last week that demolition will start right after removal of asbestos. Hunter Demolition and Wrecking corp. is the company that will be demolishing the building. “Hunter wants to remove everything they can from the building that they can re-use or re-sell, copper, air conditioning units and other things, so the public probably will not see significant changes at the building for a while,” ondrias said. “i think actual demolition is maybe three or four weeks away.” Malcolm Matthews, director of the Parks and recreation Department, said the first step is to get the “environmental abatement project” completed, to remove any asbestos in the building. “We don’t think there’s much, but it’s an older building and it’s probably in the floor tiles and some other places,” he said. “it has to be removed before the building can be demolished.” This asbestos removal will be done by a separate contractor than the demolition, he said, and city officials hoped this would be done by the third week in March. “after that we think they will begin demolition of the building by the last week in March,” Matthews said. council had previously prepared a request for Proposals process and timeline for disposition of the old city hall.
the hill coUntry ArtS foUndAtion’S Bodacious Birdhouse Event Silent Auction Fundraiser provides a wonderful opportunity for area shoppers to purchase an artistically decorated birdhouse to brighten up their yard or sunroom. Bids are accepted through April 11. While there, be sure to check out the beautiful and thought-provoking “Give Me Shelter” members exhibit. For more information, call 367-5120. Courtesy Photo
ASBeStoS removAl At the old city hAll on Junction Highway is expected to be complete by the end of March. The contractor for demolition of the building is going to remove any recyclable or saleable materials before tearing down the building. That rFP had three components to allow flexibility: • Purchase of the land and building at a minimum of $5.34 /square foot; • Purchase of solely the land if the building is demolished and removed, minimum value $5.87/square foot; • Purchase of a portion of the land, minimum $5.87/ square foot. Before the Feb. 26 meeting, they received one proposal from a&D Properties, signed by carl Harvey Brinkman, for the total 2.15 acres with improvements, for total cash of $448,000. Brinkman said in his bid that he was bidding as an investor, not a developer.
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SinGer / SonGwriter ShAynA mArtin was the lead-in entertainment Friday at the first event in the "Music at the Mansion" series, a new project of Schreiner University based at the Schreiner mansion downtown. Featured musicians that night were Dana Cooper of Tennessee and Ben Bullington of Montana. Martin helps emcee the monthly SU Coffeehouses.
council voted at that meeting to reject all bids. Then they voted to authorize city Manager Todd Parton to enter into a contract for no more than $68,000 with Hunter Demolition and Wrecking corp. to demolish the building. This company was the low bidder
of two bids received. With “unforeseen costs” allowed, the total maximum amount is $80,000. The other bid was from J.r. ramon and Sons for $119,143. ondrias is directing this city project along with Matthews, and the city engineering department.
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Bereaved Support Group meets Thursday Peggy Sweeney hosts a Bereaved Parent support group on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the ambulatory care center. This group is open to all bereaved parents and their families. That meeting is scheduled Thursday, March 28. in addition to the support groups, she also publishes the “Journeys Through Grief newsletters” which offer three publications for bereaved parents, general grief information, and emergency responders. Join the mailing list at http://sweeneyalliance.org. For more information about the support groups or newsletters, contact Sweeney at 377-7389 or at email@example.com
PrMc to host estate planning session april 2 The Board of Directors and Planned Giving committee of the Peterson regional Medical center Foundation invites the public to an educational session on estate planning on Tuesday, april 2. “estate Planning 2013 and Beyond – From Basics to Tax reform” will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Peterson ambulatory care center in an educational classroom, 260 cully Dr. in Kerrville. The session will feature legal and financial experts, including Fred Lohmeyer, attorney at law, Wallace, Jackson & Lohmeyer, P.c.; royce itschner, cPa and cPF; Thomas e. Dieters, ed.D, vice president, charitable Services Group, comerica Wealth Management. Light hors d’oeuvres and casual attire are planned. Those attending are asked to rSvP to 258-7787 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
coffeehouse to return april 3 at Schreiner Schreiner University’s april Texas Music coffeehouse will be part of the Texas Writers conference and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, april 3 in the Lion’s Den of the Floyd & Kathleen cailloux campus activity center. The night’s performances will include: spoken word, slam poetry and music by Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze. The Texas Music coffeehouse Series is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the english and Foreign Languages Department, the Texas Heritage Music Foundation, chi Phi, Melody corner and Muzematic Music Store. For more information, call Dr. Kathleen Hudson, SU english professor, at 7927409. For more information about Schreiner, visit www.schreiner.edu.
oLH to hold rummage sale april 12-13 our Lady of the Hills regional catholic High School will hold a rummage Sale on Friday and Saturday, april 12-13, in the oLH gymnasium. The public is invited to shop at this fundraising rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. This is the annual spring rummage sale for the school. Weather will not be an issue; the sale will be held in the gym. oLH is located at 235 Peterson Farm rd., in Kerrville. Those who want to donate items are asked to call the development office at 895-0501, ext. 314; or e-mail email@example.com. visit the school’s website at www.ourladyofthehills.org for more information.
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on the Feminine side ... by Celia Pound
How to deal with make-up brushes Q: I recently purchased a set of beautiful and quite expensive make-up brushes. I have always heard that good brushes promote a better make-up application. My problem is that they shed! Every time I use them, I find bristles all over my face! What can I do to eliminate this problem?
in order to avoid the shedding problem there are several things that you can do. you should wash your brushes before using them and also once a week thereafter in order to avoid product build-up on the bristles. This product build-up can cause break out. Use the brush cleaner A: This problem occurs of your choice found at with many brushes, and the your cosmetic counter Pound cost of the brushes does not or use a mild shampoo. seem to affect the outcome. on the Begin by running the bristles under other hand, better quality brushes warm water. Be careful noT to get which are more costly usually re- the glue in the ferrel of the brush sult in a better make-up applica- wet. The ferrel is the crimped part tion. that holds the bristles on the brush.
if you soften the glue with water, the bristles will separate and fall out. you can do this by holding the brush at an angle. next, drizzle the brush cleaner into a small bowl and add water. Swirl the brush in the solution. Use the palm or back of your hand to get the cleanser deep into the bristles. each time the water gets discolored, empty the solution and refill with the same solution. if you prefer to use a conditioner, mix a small amount of conditioner with water and swish the brushes in it. Be certain to rinse the conditioner out of the bristles. once all the brushes are squeaky clean, press out as much of the water as possible and lay them on
a paper towel. if you prefer, you can hang them by the handles. never dry them with the bristles pointed up. once they are almost dry, shape each brush head for its specific function. if your brushes are still losing bristles, gently squeeze the ferrel with a pair of pliers. This will help to reset the glue. Then store your brushes in a closed container. Brushes left in the open will become caked with environmental pollutants. even your hair spray can coat the bristles! ----Thank you for sending in your question. Please direct your questions to me at this newspaper or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
dietert news ... with Tina Woods
s we get older and our en- copies at the Dietert center. These ergy wanes, it’s easy to fall are very important documents to into the trap of being less have in place before a crisis active. But, inactivity is the quick- strikes. it’s even more important to est way to invite muscle weakness have a conversation with your into your life, and that can result in family and friends about what your falls. if you’re not as active as you wishes are when you’re approachwould like and feel a little un- ing the end of your life. steady on your feet, sign-up for our it’s not too early to be thinking free class, “a Matter of Balance” about a fall trip. our Happy Travwhich starts on elers will be having a free Wednesday, april 3, mini-travel show on Monfrom 9:30-11:30 a.m. day, april 1 at 12:30 p.m. This award-winning Mike Sprute from collette course is a combinaTours will be here to prestion of lecture and exent details about trips to ercises that will help Turkey and the wonderful you build strength and Bavarian christmas Marflexibility. you’ll also kets. There will also be inreceive tips on how to formation about our other reduce your risk of fun day trips and tours. falls and simple things is your Mom a baseball Woods you can do in your fan? Take her to a San anhome to help you maintain an ac- tonio Missions baseball game on tive life. The class will meet on Mother’s Day! our bus leaves on Wednesday and Friday mornings, Sunday, May 12, at 12:30 p.m. and space is limited. call us at Treat your mom to a great game 792-4044 to register. from the Fiesta Deck right behind How about using your computer third base. Food, snacks and bevto create fine art? With Microsoft erages are included for just $79 per Paint, you can draw and color with person. The bus returns to Dietert your computer mouse, instead of a around 7 p.m. call us at 792-4044, brush. Join our Digital art class on or visit our travel office to sign up. Saturday, april 13 and 20, from 10 our “Greek Taverna” luncheon a.m. to noon, to learn this fun, new on april 18 is nearly sold out, so medium. if you have a laptop with call us today if you want to attend! Microsoft Paint, you’re welcome The menu is on our website: to bring it, but instructor carole www.dietertcenter.org, and inBoyd says it’s not required. cost cludes Greek treats like Moussaka is $20 for the 2 sessions – call us and Spanakopita. cost is $35 per at 792-4044 to reserve your space. person. call 792-4044 to make We had a great turn-out for the your reservations now. advance Directives workshop last our awesome volunteer decoraweek sponsored by the kind folks tor, Kit Hunter, is looking for a doat Peterson Hospice. Free copies of nation of artificial grapes, artificial the advance directive forms can be ivy stems, bushes and garlands. if picked-up at their offices, above you could bring those items to the the hospice thrift shop at 1211 center by april 5, she will use Broadway. We will also have them to transform the Grill into a
Greek “taverna.” Dietert members, don’t forget about your discount for “Barefoot in the Park.” This classic neil Simon comedy opens april 5 and runs through the april 20 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., plus a Sunday matinee on april 14 at 2:30 p.m. your Dietert membership card saves you $5 on the $20 purchase price of up to four tickets per order! Just present your card at the cailloux box office during regular hours – Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We’re grateful for this generous offer that helps our members enjoy outstanding live theatre! come join our Lunch Bunch for the best “meal deal” in town! Wednesday, March 27: country-fried steak; Thursday, March 28: Smothered pork chops; Friday, March 29: The center and dining room is closed in obser-
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vance of Good Friday; Monday, April 1: Garlic-herb chicken; Tuesday, April 2: Meatball stroganoff; Wednesday, April 3: Pork cutlets. our entire month’s menu and activity schedule is on the web: www.dietertcenter.org. ----Quote for the day: “To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.” -- Financier Bernard Baruch
Marriages licenses were issued recently to the following couples: • eber Uriel valadez-Borjas and veronica ann idrogo, March 19. • Tristan Lee alberthal and Jessica Latoy venegas, March 20. • Hernan alejandro SarabiaMunoz and Marisa rojas robledo, March 20. • ricky Wayne Marks and Melissa Sue Whitney, March 22. • alfredo Jaramillo and Brenda adelmira Macedo Torres, March 25.
Divorces Divorces were granted recently to the following: • Marc austin allen of Kerrville and carolyn Burke allen of Kerrville, March 14.
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city looking for summer lifeguards The city of Kerrville is currently accepting applications for lifeguards to work at the olympic Pool for the summer. applicants must be at least 16 years old and be able to work regularly from late May through the end of July, and occasionally through mid-august to assist with aquatic related special events. ellis & associates Lifeguard Training is provided through the Parks & recreation Department and staff pays for their own training class. once received, the lifeguard license is good for one year. Training prerequisites include a 100-yard continuous swim, treading water without using arms for one minute, and a 10-pound brick retrieval from a water depth of 16 feet. applications are available at city Hall located at 701 Main Street or at www.kerrvilletx.gov. Starting pay rate is $8 per hour. Positions are also available for cashier and management. For more information, contact ashlea Boyle, Special Projects coordinator at 258-1153, or visit www.kerrvilletx.gov.
currents ... with Tara Bushnoe, Upper Guadalupe River Authority What to consider before buying a baby duck or goose
he Upper Guadalupe river authority urges parents to give serious consideration to the long term commitment of owning a duck or goose before purchasing them as pets for easter. Though these animals are cute and cuddly as babies, they quickly turn into less charming adults and often end up being released into the wild where they can pollute our waterways. Please consider the following prior to purchase. if you purchase a duckling for easter, you will have a full grown duck by summer. Ducks can live for more than 10 years and once they have imprinted on humans, they can not survive in the wild without assistance. What was once a cute and fuzzy gosling or duckling will be a full grown goose or duck in about 30 days. During this time, they not only increase in size, but may also change in temperament. Geese especially can become aggressive towards
humans and can pinch and peck if provoked. also, before bringing a duck or goose into a home with small children, you should know that these animals may pose a health risk to h u m a n s . young birds often carry the harmful bacteria Salmonella. children can be exposed to the bacteria by simply holding, cuddling, or kissing the birds. children are most susceptible to infection because they are more likely than others to put their fingers into their mouths and because their immune systems are still developing. it is not the goal of UGra to discourage the purchase of baby ducks and geese, but to discourage the release of unwanted adult ducks and geese into our waterways. in the weeks after easter, when the cute and fuzzy ducklings
become large and noisy ducks, some people decide they no longer want their pet and release it in the wild. although it is against the law to release any animal in a city of Kerrville park or recreation area, many people abandon their duck or goose in these areas. The domesticated ducks and geese are not equipped to live in the wild, forage for food, or avoid predators. The birds often congregate in large flocks and rely on people to feed them. although it has become a popular activity to go down to the park and feed the ducks, the unnaturally large duck population is actually polluting the river. Large flocks of domesticated ducks congregate in small areas of shallow water where they are commonly fed. Duck droppings accumulate here and increase the concentration of fecal bacteria. Water quality testing indicates that the duck waste elevates bacteria levels and sometimes makes the water unsuitable for swimming – especially during the summer when there are warm water temperatures and low flow
county eye ... with Rosa Lavender opportunities abound at easter
aster weekend offers lots of time with children in this commuopportunities for Kerr nity. Workers with the county’s road county residents and visitors to enjoy the holiday and to remem- and bridge department have been busy in recent weeks ber the real meaning of preparing the parking lot easter at various church at the Hill country youth services and activities. event center for paving The Kerr county courtand working cooperahouse and West Kerr tively with city crews to county annex offices complete the project at the will be closed Friday to airport to fill in a ditch adallow county employees jacent to one of the runto enjoy the easter weekways. Had the ditch not end with family. been corrected, the airport Saturday the Kroc cenlavender could have lost significant ter will begin their daylong activities for children with funding from grants from the Fedseveral activities including an easter eral aviation administration. new T-hangars are planned for the egg hunt and other fun to be shared jointly owned airport facility in the by the whole family. The annual easter festival at Flat near future which will bring more rock Lake Park will include the tra- economic activity to the airport. ditional egg hunt, a barbeque cook- changes mandated by the federal off, and live music, plus many other government’s sequestration legislaactivities. Lots of volunteers have tion will have little effect on the put many hours of work into both local airport, but will bring signifiactivities for children and adults. cant changes to smaller airports in Take advantage of these opportuni- the central Texas area and perhaps ties and share some great family indirectly impact the local facility.
lenten fish fry
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memBerS of the kniGhtS of colUmBUS at Notre Dame Catholic Church chapter hosted a Lenten Fish Fry on alternating Fridays during Lent. Volunteers Roger Holt and Carl Stakes were just two of the many who helped serve the masses in the church’s Social Center.
Kerr county maintenance department crews have been busy completing the new courtroom in the lower level of the courthouse annex also. The courtroom will be used by the two justices of the peace who office in the courthouse and for juvenile hearings. Possibly, other hearings may be held there which will free up other courtrooms in the courthouse for other legal proceedings. The new courtroom will have a historical flare because of the use of many of the old district courtroom furnishings. When the two new district courtrooms were finished over a decade ago and the old courtroom was converted to the district clerk’s office, some of the old courtroom furnishings were put into storage. as plans developed for this new courtroom, county officials decided to recover and reuse the old wooden bench and other fixtures as much as possible, and their efforts have paid off. The new courtroom promises to be a fine mixture of the old and new technology with a real historical sig-
nificance. in recent weeks much has been said and written about the county’s decision to eliminate funding for the city-owned Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library this budget year. Without getting into the politics of the controversy, an explanation needs to be made about the funding source opportunities. Many who have spoken to commissioners’ court have tried to equate the library funding with the funds for the improvements at the Hill country youth event center. Just a simple clarification may be merited on this issue. Funding for the Hill country youth event center comes from capital improvement bonds sold by the county. By law that money can only be used for capital improvements and cannot be diverted for use on any other part of the county budget…and cannot be diverted to the general revenue fund…simply, it would be illegal to use those funds for the library. We wish everyone a safe and blessed easter holiday weekend.
rates. Please do not feed the ducks already in the park so perhaps they will spread out to other areas of the river and not concentrate in one place. if the waterfowl disperse, the water quality in this section of the river can improve for the enjoyment of all. if you have a duck or goose that you no longer want, PLeaSe Do noT reLeaSe iT. consider finding a new home for the animal or contact Kerr county animal control at 257-3100 for assistance. There is no fee to surrender a duck or goose to animal control and the animals will not be euthanized. More importantly, consider if you are able to give the animal a permanent home before you purchase it. The Upper Guadalupe river authority is the respected, efficient, responsive, and forthright steward of the Upper Guadalupe river and its tributaries. Let’s keep our river clean! ----Tara Bushnoe is the natural resources coordinator for UGRA. She can be reached at tbushnoe@ ugra.org or 896-5445.
Seats still open on rWKc’s bus to austin attention republican Women of Kerr county members: There is still room on the bus going to austin for Legislative Day on april 18. TFrW has announced the deadfor line Legislative Day has been extended to March 30. Please fill the out form on the rWKc website and a check for $69 made payable to “TFrW Pac.” Mail to Katy Jones at 115 Briarwood Lane, Kerrville, 78028, or drop off at rWKc Headquarters. Headquarters are now open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jones must receive your registration form and check no later than Friday, March 29 in order to meet the March 30 deadline. also, remember to bring $10 for bus fare. Hope to see you there!
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PAtty Allen of kerrville, left, was one of the students in Saturday's "Creative Jewelry Wire Wrapping and Forging Class" at Rivers Edge Gallery on Water Street. Guest instructor Wilhelmina Lemmon, right, led the group in creating their own "findings" using tools such as a microbutane torch and fine silver wire.
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Families on Track ... by Micah Wrase
Manage stress for success!
chris rAMirez school: our Lady of the Hills subject Taught: World History years Teaching: 1 years at school/district: 1 college: Springfield college (human services) reason you chose a career in education: i really enjoy working with young people. My ambition was to be a coach, so the opportunity to teach here at oLH was the best of both worlds. i get to teach the kids in the classroom and i get to teach them in an athletic capacity as well. i’ve been drawn to the education field and it has been a wonderful fit for me here. Most enjoyable part of teaching: There are a lot them. i would probably say it is just the opportunity to be a part of their lives and the opportunity to challenge their mind and see their mind work. i love to see a young person solve problems. hardest part of teaching: i have to say i’ve got it pretty good at oLH. it is a great place for a teacher. For my first year, i don’t see any hard problems. i have a great group of kids and a great group of staff and coworkers. i would probably say the hardest part is finding new ways to present information in new and interesting ways, and to try to always challenge them. i don’t want it to get repetitious or boring, so i try find new and creative ways to present the information and make it fun and engaging. if i could change one thing in education it would be: it’s hard to say because my only experience teaching is here at oLH, but we have a four-day academic week here and i think that is a great thing. i think that might be a good fit for schools everywhere. We go a little longer each day and it opens up Friday to be able to have some one-on-one assistance and tutor kids and let them catch up. it lets us do more small group activities. i really feel like it helps the kids. From a coach’s viewpoint, i see a lot of my athletes having the opportunity to get up here on Fridays and catch up on stuff. if they need to do some extra work or need to catch up, they can come meet with the teachers one-on-one. The teachers are all willing to work with the students as much as they need to. i think that’s a great thing. We call it an independent study day. Maybe if there was one thing i would change it would be to present that idea to other schools and see if it would work for them. other duties at school: i’m the athletic director, head football coach, head boys basketball coach, See TeacHer, Page 13a
ey, everyone! This week's during performance tasks can help a Families on Track article fo- person rise to the occasion. cuses on an phenomenon So what is the "appropriate amount that every one of us experience fre- of stress?" a while back Barry Shaw quently and can either lift us to suc- of Schreiner University spoke to a cess or drive us to failure. group of Kerrville iSD edi'm talking about ucators about the "optimal STreSS. Zone Theory" (similar to Whether counseling the inverted U Theory). with a fourth grade stuaccording to the theory, dent on self-esteem isthere is a range of intensity sues, an eleventh grade of stress that has an affect student on relationship on our daily performance. challenges, or new foster Too little stress is associparents who were just ated with low performance, placed with a three year while too much stress can old, i always end up in a reduce a person's performdiscussion with them reance tremendously. The Wrase garding the ways in goal is to aim for the right which they handle stress. amount of stress that will allow you Before we talk about how stress to perform at your peak. This level negatively effects us and how we may be different for individuals decan tackle it, let's first discuss how pending upon their previous life exstress can actually be a good thing. periences or their inherent While many adults may be aware, personality. The ultimate goal here our students may not know that is not to completely eradicate stress PoSiTive stress can drive us to ac- from our lives, but rather to manage complishment. Being a bit nervous it for maximum performance. prior to making a speech in class just although some stress can be posimight motivate a student to prepare tive, we are always better off having adequately for that event. The same strategies in place to deal with the can be said for a student who has a acute or chronic stressful circumperformance or sports competition stances that challenge us. This reof some sort. The appropriate quires us to think about stress not amount of stress leading up to and only during stressful times, but also
when we're relaxed and feeling in control. So why is the journey to manage our stress so necessary in the first place? one need not be a School Psychologist to understand the negative effects that stress can have on our minds, bodies, and personal relationships. as a professional, husband and parent of four beautiful children, i am certainly no stranger to the negative effects of stress. i often ask parents and children about the aspects of their lives that tend to trigger negative stress. Here is a running list with some items that you just might relate to: 1) Money; 2) Job/career; 3) School; 4) Poor relationships; 5) Physical Demands. you may or may not experience stress in the areas listed above. Most of us have difficulty in one area or another. once our stress triggers have been identified, we should acknowledge the negative side effects of stress that goes unaddressed. Here are some prominent negative outcomes of when we fail to manage our stress levels appropriately.” 1) Health Difficulties - illness, physical weakness; 2) Brain Difficulties - memory
olh welcomes new nhS members
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oUr lAdy of the hillS National Honor Society members welcomed new students to the organization last week in the OLH library. Existing and new NHS members include: (Front row, from left) Marlo Jimenez, Theresa Davis, Ljubica Basica, Rebecca Morris, Ray Buttgen, Carolyn Calhoun, Miranda Land, Estella Wieser, Jessica Kuzma, Eric Bowser and Chase Smith; and (Back row) Zach Cunyus, Mitch Parma, Kelly McKeon, Brandon Havis, Hunter Ward, Nicholas Loveland, Jakob Wolberg, Ian Huang, Edward Gaudier and Ryan Beeman.
problems, emotional challenges; 3) relationship challenges - begin or continue; 4) Work/Job performance suffers. i can safely say that every single person i know, relative, friend, or colleague, has experienced the negative effects of too much stress. individuals i know who experience the above outcomes less often and to a far lesser degree, tend to practice preventative stress busting. as with many physical ailments, prevention is the key. The following is a culmination of tips i have come across during research, and that students and parents have shared with me: 1) acknowledge How you Feel. it's alright to feel maxed out! at some point we are all there! The key is to see it coming before it arrives, and take continual steps to head negative stress off at the pass. 2) reach out. We have all heard that "no man is an island." in other words we should work hard to maintain and cultivate our relationships. carving out time to spend with others is essential. no one person can navigate life's stressors on their own! a place where many of my clients, parents and students alike, find supportive community and friendship is their place of spiritual worship.
3) Be realistic! Many of us have an idealized image of what our lives should be or how it should look. While this can be positive, there are those who have completely unrealistic expectations for themselves and for others. 4) create and Stick to a Budget. We are in difficult financial times throughout the country. if you are stressed about money, now is the time to set up a plan to live within your means. and then follow through with that plan! 5) Keep a Journal/Plan ahead. Many students i talk to tell me they have difficulty falling asleep at night because they have so much on their mind - and on their plates. i often recommend that they organize their thoughts on paper. Planning ahead for the day to come by making a todo list or writing down what is stressing you out will remove those thoughts from your mind and allow you fall asleep more easily. 6) Learn to Say no! The average extracurricular and academic workload our students shoulder today is many time larger than that of students 20 years ago. Between homework and multiple extracurricular activities, students are simply maxed See FaMiLieS, Page 14a
Spring Fling wristbands, raffle tickets on sale it’s time to jump into the season with the Tom Daniels elementary annual Spring Fling! The fundraising event will be held Friday, april 5 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the school. Wristbands are on sale now through 3 p.m. april 5 for $5 and can be purchased in the school office. Wristband price increases to $10 after april 5. raffle tickets also are on sale now through april 1 from any Daniels student. The tickets are only $1 each and qualify entrants to win one of many prizes, including: $500 visa card, iPad2, Golf for 4 at comanche Trace, Schlitterbahn Family Pack (4 tickets), Kindle Fire and a 42” Flat Screen Tv. Winners will be announced at Spring Fling and do not need to be present to win. among the many entertaining activities for children and families will be a face painting booth, rock
climbing wall, train ride, bungee run, apple spin ride, duck pond, dinosaur dig, hole-in-one golf and several bouncy houses. Popcorn, sausage wraps, brisket tacos, pizza and drinks will be available for purchase in the cafeteria. Don’t forget to stop by the cake walk and win your family a yummy dessert. The event is made possible each year through hours of hard work by dedicated parents of Daniels elementary students. additionally, Tivy High School students will once again volunteer at the event. The high school students donate their time and energy to help the children of Kerrville enjoy a fun night out. For more information, call the school at 257-2208. all proceeds benefit the students of Tom Daniels elementary.
KiSD holding 2013-14 school year registration Kerrville iSD has announced registration steps for the 2013-2014 school year. current elementary students on March 18, all Kerrville iSD elementary students took home an enrollment card for the 2013-2014 school year. This card must be filled out and returned by all students whether they are returning to KiSD next year or not. if the student will not be returning to KiSD next year, write the student’s name and “not returning to KiSD next year” at the top of the card. This will allow KiSD to plan for and adjust class sizes and to comply with state class-size mandates. incoming Kindergarten registration for students who will attend Kindergarten beginning with the 2013-2014 school year will be held april 8-12 from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. at each elementary school campus. if a student has not previously attended KiSD Head Start or Pre-Kindergarten, the parent/ guardian will need to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security number and proof of residency. new to Kisd in 2013-2014 Families living in the Kerrville iSD attendance zone whose children do not currently attend a KiSD school this year but are planning to next year should contact the elementary campus in the parent’s residential zone and obtain a pre-registration packet. Attendance confirmations Aug. 6-7 Parents must call or visit their child’s school on aug. 6-7 to confirm attendance at that school. if attendance is not confirmed at this
time, the pre-registration will be pulled and the child may lose their spot at that campus. For more information, contact your child’s elementary school. The campus phone numbers are: Daniels, 257-2208; nimitz, 2572209; Starkey, 257-2210; and Tally, 257-2222. early childhood center (head start & Pre-K) The early childhood center also is accepting applications for its Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten programs. applications are available at the early childhood campus located at 1011 Third Street. For more information call 257-1335. These programs are open to age and income eligible children living in the Kerrville iSD attendance See reGiSTraTion, Page 13a
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c.P. debate team wins district title The center Point Debate Team turned in a strong performance at the 2013 District Debate championship in Mason. Senior Marc West won all six rounds of debate to claim the district championship, and freshman ciara Fearon finished just two speaker points short of the semi-final round. “This was the most competitive district championship that i have been involved in,” Fearon center Point debate coach Stephen Heidenreich said. “our students rose to the occasion. in every round they showed marked improvement in their speaker points. “ciera’s effort was great for her first year in this highly competitive event,” Heidenreich added. “She showed many competitors that center Point debaters perform to win. i was very proud of our speakers. They went into the championship to succeed and they did. other district performers gave compliments to their performance and good sportsmanship.”
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and assistant track coach. hobbies/interests: i really enjoy spending time with my family. We spend a lot of time with our boys travelling and watching them play basketball. i also love to fish and look forward to any time i get to go fishing. Personal: i was born in victoria and raised in refugio. in high school i was really active in sports. i played football, basketball, ran track, and played baseball. i was involved in school organizations like student council, national Honor Society, and i was class president. refugio is a small school, it was 2-a. it was a lot like oLH. When you have a small school setting, kids participate in many activities to make the programs work. i moved to Kerrville in 2001. My mom was already living in Kerrville and a couple of opportunities opened up for me here. My first job out of college was working at Wells Fargo here in Kerrville. i’m married to my wife, Kish, and we have 15-year old twin boys, christian and cameron. They are freshmen at Tivy.
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zone. children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2013 and at least one of the following: • Qualify for the school lunch program; • non-english speaking; • Homeless; • active duty military; Mia/injured or killed while on active duty; • Foster care; • in/was in conservatorship of TxDFPS; • identified as developmentally delayed; or • receive SSi or TanF. 6th – 12th Grade registration for students in grades six through 12 will occur at back-toschool events held at each campus in august.
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BcFS program aims for educational success Twenty-seven young adults have joined the current class for BcFS Health and Human Services’ youthBuild project. The full-time program helps young adults earn their GeD or high school diploma while getting hands-on training to enter the workplace, start a career in construction, or begin college. The 17 boys and 10 girls in the current program hail from ingram, Kerrville, Bandera, and surrounding communities. “Dropping out of school is never a good idea. But making this choice – either because a teenager is rebelling or feels like they need to start working – should not be an irreversible decision that sentences them to struggling for the rest of their lives,” said Terri Hipps, executive director of BcFS HHS’ community Services Division. “youthBuild is a second chance for young adults who want to work hard and get back on track toward building a brighter, more prosperous future.” in just a month’s time, participants have already received their oSHa 10, First aid and cPr certifications. By the time they graduate in august, youth will also be certified in another valuable knowledge and vocational base: construction. BcFS HHS is working with Partners in Ministry’s Home rehab program, providing home repairs for low-income families. BcFS HHS’ youthBuild program is part of the organization’s multifaceted Kerrville Transition center offerings. The center, currently located at 1105 east Main, was founded in Kerrville five years ago as a “one stop” facility that of-
fers counseling, case management, medical care, and emergency housing. The center also helps with life skills training, literacy training, educational support, and employment connections to former foster youth, youth in the juvenile justice system, high school drop outs and homeless young adults. Because other non-profit organizations, government agencies, and community partners are working at the center with BcFS HHS, services are more easily accessed by youth and existing resources are not wastefully duplicated elsewhere. This methodology also boosts innovation through shared talents and stretches financial resources to support many missions. Since opening, BcFS HHS’ Kerrville Transition center has helped thousands of homeless and struggling youth find the resources they need to get their lives on track and grow into self-sufficient, law-abiding and employed adults. This year, the center is set to help more than 4,000 struggling young adults in the area. one formidable achievement of the center is its ability to reduce and prevent crime. among the youth served by BcFS HHS’ transition center who have gotten in trouble for gateway activities like truancy, or those who have actually served time, 87 percent did not reoffend at least one year after receiving help from BcFS HHS. Due to an exponential increase in demand for services and growth of program offerings, the center’s operations now spill out into different locations – negating the effectiveness of the “one stop” model. This
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SAlly GArrett, a member of Native Healing Garden group at Riverside Nature Center, plants a Gay Feather in the Healing Garden section at RNC. The volunteer educational group meets once a month to work in that garden section and have a potluck lunch. Each person is encouraged to bring a dish with herbs or other edible plants in it.
yoUth PArticiPAte in A teAm BUildinG exercise to develop skills like leadership and cooperation at the BCFS Health and Human Services’ Youth-Build project. is one reason why the cailloux Foundation put forward a $500,000 challenge grant to build a new 16,000 square foot center. To complete the project, BcFS HHS is leading a $1.9 million capital campaign, titled Step Up for youth. The organization has already surpassed the $1 million fundraising mark. once complete,
the center will house other nonprofits like art to Heart, Families in Literacy, The Pregnancy resource center, and Partners in Ministry vision youth. This new center, which is located on a non-profit campus managed by the community Foundation of the Texas Hill country, will create a dynamic synergism among the agencies, increase their
effectiveness, as well as cut down costs for all nonprofits. Ultimately, the center will be the most robust site for care and compassion for Hill country youth. To learn more about BcFS HHS’ Kerrville Transition center and youthBuild program, please visit www.DiscoverBcFS.net/Kerrville.
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flash mob birthday greetings
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cAmP c.A.m.P. in Center Point hosted a public open house Saturday to acquaint families with their camp opportunities for those with special needs, and a fashion show featuring dress for each camp's "prom" was one of the activities. Bertha, a camper at previous sessions, wore a purple dress, scarf and tiara as she came down the runway in the dining hall.
Kerrville art club to host art show Kerrville art club is having its annual Juried Show and Sale, april 4-28. Kacc will be hosting this wonderful show by local artist, titled "visual voices." The reception and awards ceremony will be april 6, from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The judge for the show is Denise Larue Mahlke. Born in 1957, Mahlke is a native of Texas, currently living in Georgetown with her husband, ray. Her work has been featured in
american artist, american art collector, Pastel Journal, Plein air Magazine, Southwest art, and Western art collector. She is presented by inSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, M Gallery of Fine art in charleston, S.c., and the Thunderbird Foundation for the arts in Mt. carmel, Utah. The Kerr arts & cultural center is located at 228 earl Garrett and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
more relaxing house-wear. For instance he would talk to his loafers as he removed them, saying something like, "i don't need you anymore! you are for work and work is over. i get to put on my comfortable shoes now and i don't have to even think about you again until Monday!" He explained that this technique allows us to separate our stressful work lives from our home lives, which need to be less of a stressful setting. 10) Seek Professional Help - if you need it. When negative stress accumulates to the point where you begin to feel depressed or so anxious that your quality of life is noticeably decreasing, it is time to contact a mental health professional. There are many ways we choose to manage our stress. Some techniques are no doubt healthier than others. Parents who are interested in providing their students with stress busting options that do not include drinking alcohol or engaging in other harmful activities, should consider the options above. Perhaps the technique that works for you and your student is a variation of the ideas this article offers. our next KiSD Families on Track- on Tour meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, april 9 and will be held at Tom Daniels elementary! The topics will be "aDHD Basics for Parents" and "De-Stress the Test." The "optimal Zone Theory" image was acquired from Quantum Flow coaching at the UrL http://quantumflow.co.za/2011/03/0 8/inverted-u/
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out. it is therefore important for parents to show their students through example how to say no to extras that are not necessary. Knowing one's time commitment limits requires self-awareness and leads to a balanced life. 7) adopt or continue Healthy Habits. it's common knowledge that a healthy diet and exercise regime - even a small one - can help to squelch stress immediately and preventatively for the long term. a student who spends just twenty minutes a day walking around the block will see long-term benefits with regards to stress management. Healthy habits can also include meditation and breathing exercises. 8) Take a Breather. Sometimes enough is enough when it comes to the continuous bombardment of negative stress. When you find yourself approaching this state, it's time to head for the hills! Taking a breather doesn't need to entail spending a weekend at an expensive spa. Kerrville is chock full of restful vista views. Students whose parents teach them that respite from life's stressors can be had by simply finding yourself at the top of Tivy Mountain for a breather will have a definite advantage over their noninformed counterparts. 9) Use Positive Self-Talk. a prominent psychologist once shared with me that when he arrives home from a particularly stressful day at work, he has a routine where he talks to each item of his (work) attire as he begins to change into his
A flASh moB danced their way from the Hometown Heroes office at River Hills Mall to the center fountain Sunday as a surprise for the 29th birthday of twins Matthew and Marcus Willis. Father Marvin Willis drafted everyone he could who happened to be at the mall to surprise his sons.
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place for their Passover, while noting in traditional Jewish homes it’s the women’s responsibility to get almost everything ready for this seven-day feast of unleavened bread. The exception is the few specks of leaven or yeast she’s supposed to leave for the husband to find. He traditionally sweeps it up with a feather onto a wooden spoon and wraps it in a napkin without touching it, so he can declare he has rid his home of that symbol of sin. “My ancestors were told by God to celebrate, girded with sandals and with a staff at hand, ready to go,” nevo said, describing the original Passover event in egypt. He said the man of the house wears a special robe, white for purity, plus a white hat representing a royal crown; and guides the family through the Seder meal while telling the story of the exodus. “everyone is invited to eat and the initial lighting of the candles is usually done by the woman of the house,” nevo said, inviting an audience member to do so while trying to say the traditional Hebrew blessing. He translated after she tried to repeat it after him. “The savior shall come from the seed of woman and by the Word of God.” He called it a complex ceremony, not just a meal, but a banquet that can take up to four hours. Then he assured the audience he was leaving out the meal part that evening and there was food for everyone after his presentation was over. nevo displayed the four cups for wine, representing, in order, sanctification, redemption, the plagues and
praise. once the first one is filled and drunk, the service officially begins, he said. Then nevo called for the youngest person in the room to ask the traditional question: Why is this night different from all other nights? again he asked the boy to try to repeat the Hebrew words. “This is for me because He brought me out of egypt,” nevo said as he instructed all to drink out of their own cups of grape juice. “God told Moses how to apply the blood of a sacrificed lamb to doorposts, and that saved the Jews from the 10th plague there. redemption is at the heart of the message.” Displaying the shank bone of a lamb, nevo told the audience none of Jesus’ bones were broken either, and said each person applies in faith the blood of Jesus. at Passover, the lamb bone reminds Jews of sacrifices no longer offered because the Temple was destroyed. The second traditional question is, Why do we eat unleavened bread? nevo showed a bag made for three pieces of matzah, separated in cloth “pockets.” He said the father takes out the center one, breaks it in half and wraps one half in a napkin and hides it. He moved on to the items on individual plates: • parsley (greens), • horseradish (or onions), it makes one cry to eat it; • a mixture of apples, raisins and nuts, representing the mortar the Jews were forced to use in egypt (even the most bitter life is sweetened by the promise of redemption); • a slice of hard-boiled (roasted) egg, symbolic of the destruction of Jerusalem, also dipped in salt water. The next two questions are, on this night why do we eat only bitter
herbs?, and Why do we dip the greens twice in salt water when we don’t on other nights? The parsley, representing life, dipped in salt water to be bitter, stands for life without redemption. “With no Temple, no altar, no sacrifices, no lamb, how do we make atonement?” nevo asked, adding the scripture tells all to take the story personally. He said John the Baptist’s Hebrew name literally means “God pardons.” With the second cup of wine or grape juice, nevo asked everyone to dip a finger in 10 times and drip 10 drops onto the plate in remembrance of the 10 plagues and sorrow for the egyptians. “it takes some of the joy out,” he said, and named each plague. “Pharoah hardened his heart. We have to ask how often we do the same. There’s a saying, ‘if God is telling you to do something, do it’ – just a piece of Jewish wisdom,” he said. at this point in a real Passover meal, he said the family stops the ceremony to eat, then goes back to the service. He reminded everyone something previously was broken and hidden, and must be brought back. Holding the matzah, nevo said the head of the house breaks it again and each person gets a piece about the size of an olive to go with the third cup of wine. Holding the two up together, he asked, “Does this look familiar to everyone? Where else can we see a clearer picture of Jesus?” Then he held a piece in front of the candle flame so all could see the holes, and said the rabbi’s rule is that the bread must be pierced, also, to nevo, symbolic of Jesus. He discussed the symbolism of the
Tourney offers cash prizes, fun Professional and amateur washer pitchers will get a chance to show their skills during a washer pitching tournament at the fifth annual Here’s to the Heroes easter Festival and cook-off Saturday, March 30, an event hosted by Leadership Kerr county. easterfest, located at Flat rock Lake Park, will offer a full day of activities, including live music, vendors, games, rides, a chili cook-off and an easter egg hunt sponsored by the Kerrville noon rotary club. The tournament, which starts at 1 p.m. at easterfest, will feature about 24 two-person teams competing in double-elimination rounds to see who has the best washer-throwing arm and aim. competition will be best two out of three, and points are played 5-3-1, according to organizer charlie rowan. Those who lose their first two out of three go into a loser’s bracket, which means they still will have a chance to win. cost is $40 per team, and cash prizes will be awarded to teams in first, second and third place. any teams interested in competing must submit registration before 1 p.m. at the event. For more information about the tournament and easterfest, email email@example.com. three pieces of matzah in the bag, and how the Hebrew word for “one” means “unity;” also how the middle layer of matzah becomes visible while the others stay hidden, a “trinity.” The fourth cup follows, for praise, in Hebrew “halle-lu jah” or “praise God;” in english, hallelujah. The first part in Hebrew is plural and the second is singular, similar to “yahweh,” he said. nevo’s ministry He then explained his current evangelism ministry, “israel Media Ministries,” and asked for the monetary and prayer support from those attending. “nations around the world are evangelized about Jesus, but mostly not the Jews,” nevo said, adding his own parents converted only late in their lives. His father was a Holocaust survivor. in israel there are about 5.9 million Jewish people, and only about 10,000 believe in Jesus, he said. For more information about his organization, visit www.israelmediaministries.org.
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this graduate-level program, and eight are expected to graduate in May. currently enrolled are 17 students, caleb ambrose, Simon Baier, Holly Dickens, David Dupuis, Kristin ebner, Kevin Greathouse, amanda Hoffmann, austin Kuhn, cameron Kuhn, Jasmine Larkin, nichole Mariakis, Wesley nebgen, Tony Parinello, andrew Petersen, Hunter Schultz, Stephanie Skrumeda and Michael Wittler. of those, Dupuis, ebner, Greathouse, Hoffmann, austin Kuhn, Mariakis, Parinello and Skrumeda expect to graduate this May. “We have an age range that’s mostly mid-range professionals,” Woodhull said, “including business owners, city employees, a bank vice president, some accounting majors who are graduates wanting to take the cPa exam, and some who are returning to the workplace.” as for the advantages of an MBa over a BBa, Woodhull said it means a higher salary, but it also is often listed as a “preferred” qualification on job announcements now. “if you’re in a pool of mid-level management employees, you have to have a master’s to advance,” he said. “Some of our students are entrepre-
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that the Healthcare research and Quality act has identified. So, it’s a big deal to find ways to serve that need.” Burkett sees her work with create a Smile as just a portion of her commitment to overall student wellness. While her job as school nurse does still involve bandages, cough drops, and upset tummies, she sees the bigger picture that wellness plays in overall student success.
neurs in business, and some are physicians learning how to run their medical businesses ethically and efficiently.” Most of the MBa students at SU are already employed and some are looking to more advanced positions. actually as of March 21, the program is titled “Master’s of Business administration in ethical Leadership,” he said, and in today’s economic climate, these graduates will have an easier time finding jobs than those with new undergraduate degrees and those with no college work at all. “all the courses are rigorous and require reading, analysis and writing. We’re getting people to think and be decision-makers, to think ethically,” he said. The 12 courses are titled: • accounting for Decision making; • Financial Management; • Business Law for Managers; • Management Statistics; • Quantitative Decision Making; • Borderless Marketing; • Leadership and Team Building; • Leadership communication; • advanced organizational Behavior; • Business integrity; • Managing information System; • Management research in Business. The first three are scheduled for this fall, and the other nine are offered three at a time in the spring and fall
of even years and fall of odd years. The list is on the MBa link on the SU website. “There are three pillars for all the courses: What is decision-making? Sound ethics and leadership integrity. Quality decisions. a lot of these students are already professional, midlevel managers and looking to make that transition,” Woodhull said. Undergraduates have a four-year competitive gauntlet in business ethics, too, he said. “We try not to be an insulated institution,” he said. Technology plays a major role in this and many other college programs. Woodhull called the MBa a “hybrid program” in which students have a “brick and mortar class” on Monday evenings for two hours and 30 minutes; and sometimes on Tuesdays in a classroom. But the majority of their studies are on-line. SU offers some “e-Learning” courses in which students are scheduled to meet in person only three times – for orientation, for a midterm exam and for a final exam. ���The MBa program will be fully on-line by august of this year with all three fall courses on-line,” he said. “Some of the students could be as far away as afghanistan, but studies tell us 80 percent are within 100 miles of SU.” They take an end-of-course exam, and twice are scheduled for a major
field exam using “ProctorU” programming through a video-audio link, comparable to Skype calls. He said this is a new requirement of the U.S. Department of education. “We’re already using e-textbooks. The students sign on for books online, and they also have the option to print them out themselves or order a print-out,” Woodhull said. He’s been contacted by some psychology majors interested in the MBa program, and by some afghanistan and iraq military veterans. “you don’t have to have a business degree to get into the MBa program,” Woodhull said. “if you have some other degree, we have a ‘foundations’ class that’s all on-line, and it covers six areas – marketing, management, finance, accounting, statistics and economics.” “MBa students can be admitted two ways, by ‘direct admission’ if they have a GPa 3.0 or above, and as a ‘provisional admission’ if their GPa is below 3.0. We consider provisional applicants on a case-by-case basis and life experience counts,” Woodhull said. applicants are expected to submit a written essay about why they want to enter the program. Woodhull said faculty examines those for students’ motivation and how well they write. “The key thing is career advancement. That’s the central theme for most of them,” he said.
This is different from applicants to college in general, especially younger students. MBa applicants are picking SU’s program in particular; a lot of them are already working full-time; and timing and affordability are important. “This is a real university with real professors and real people, and our students have a lot of instructor and professor contact,” he said. He called it a collaboration system that includes a “concept Board” where students can collaborate with each other in real time with audio and video on-line. another option is an “a-synchronous” collaboration not at the same time. “The students say they enjoy the collaboration the most,” he said. “But they also use ‘thread of discussion’ and each course will have a Facebook page only for the students.” in classes, students bring a variety of technology tools ranging from iphones to tablets to laptops, he said. in addition to Woodhull, other faculty members include Dr. charles Salter, Dr. Mary Grace anthony, Dr. Margaret Huddleston, Peter Huey, eric Wilfong (new this fall) and Dr. Serge ryno. Sylvia coday is administrative assistant. Prospective students can apply now for classes beginning in late august for the fall semester, either on-line at www.schreiner.edu; by calling coday at 895-7100; or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“i believe dental health is very important to your overall wellbeing,” Burkett said. “as school nurses, we are able to help give good information and direction, and share thoughts, to work with families on all kinds of wellness and health problems, issues, and concerns. We are able to work together to try to solve some of the things that make it difficult for a child at school to learn.” Burkett has a number of degrees and has worked in various aspects of health care, though mostly working with long-term care and with the elderly. as an rn, she has worked from hands-on patient care all the
way up through being a nurse manager for a care facility. eventually she decided to shift her focus to education and students. “i chose school nursing after raising my older children, my husband and i had a nine year old, and we reflected back on our successes in school with children and our involvement there. i realized i didn’t really know a whole lot about how education all worked. So, i became a certified teacher and learned about education. i wanted to be able to choose the best school for my son and know how to teach him. i love my job. This is the best nursing job i’ve ever had,” Burkett said.
She is also a certified teacher in math and science, and is currently working on furthering her education by becoming a nurse practitioner. “Through school nursing i’ve come to see the need for access to primary care in our rural communities. i feel like it (nurse practitioner) is a natural step for me after 20-plus years of nursing. it is a way for me to step up to another level of practice,” Burkett said. Burkett loves the fact that school nursing gives her the opportunity to help students achieve their goals and puts her in a position to effect kids in a positive way. “i have an opportunity to make re-
lationships with students and parents, important relationships with families and children. i have a lot of opportunity to teach because i have a lot of one-on-one time with students and their families in my role. i love that part of my job,” Burkett said. Burkett said she grew up “all over” as the child of a father who worked for exxon. She spent most of her early years in the Houston area but actually graduated high school in chatham Township, n.J. She has children ranging in age from 43 to nine, and her stepdaughter, Jane, is currently the school nurse at Hunt elementary.
water. after the flood went down to the gravel again, we found more of the pumpkins and would bring them home if they weren’t broken. We lined them up on the porch and my mother had enough to make a lot of pies. The walnut trees grew back up along the river. The Lakeside Park was washed away in the 1932 flood, but the dam down there was mostly okay, except one end of it. it was made of cypress posts set into the riverbed. My grandfather from Turtle creek worked on building that dam, but i don’t really know the date it was built. Later it came up to build a “park in a day.” i had moved from the ranch into town in 1949 to put the kids in school, so i didn’t get involved. i know workers of every description brought tractors and trucks and whatever they could get, to build the park. They built the concrete slab on the upper part and the concrete tables and benches. They had square dances there and other things. i remember everyone was enthusiastic about that being done, because everyone wanted to go to the river. it was a wonderful day. There was no State Highway 16 bridge at first. When they built it, it went across Schreiner’s fields. Stoepel’s car dealership might have been the first business south
of the river, and then they built the bank building and Jc Penney’s. in the new stores, you used to have to prove every way who you were before you paid. i told one girl, “i used to chase yellow butterflies in a wheat field, where this store is.” Penney’s was first between the old Wool House and Bluebonnet Hotel downtown, a nice store and very popular place to go. in the winter after christmas, they would have a White Sale. all the women would go and stock up on that stuff.
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Pre-kinderGArten classes from Kerrville ISD’s Early Childhood Center recently visited the Riverside Nature Center. The classes read books about insects, learned the body parts of insects, went on a nature walk/scavenger hunt, colored an insect book and enjoyed a picnic lunch. The scavenger hunt included things like finding spider webs, flowers, a butterfly, an ant and a leaf that had been chewed on by a bug. As a special treat, Judy Ferguson,president of the Riverside Nature Center, read a story about insects.
cisco Lemos Street crossing was 20 feet under water. There was no Sidney Baker bridge then, only the G Street crossing further down. all those walnut trees went under the flood water. Mother packed us some food in a box. There was a water well building up the hill behind our house on Gus Schreiner’s land and she said we’d have to walk across the muddy field to get there. The water came up to where Thompson Drive is now, not a paved road. Mother put rocks at the edge of the road. The water came to the top of the rocks, and the next time she checked, it had gone down about six inches. So we didn’t have to go up the hill. it was a pretty awesome sight, but i was only six years old and i got to go out on our porch and see it all. There were pieces of houses and barns and sometimes a cow floating in the river. We got a kick out of seeing a big old hog that day. it had its head on a log or something and looked like it was just floating down the river. We didn’t know what happened to it later. We also saw pumpkins from someone’s field floating in the
eASter ServiceS planned are planned at The Coming King Sculpture and Prayer Garden.
easter services planned at ‘The cross’ Several devotional services have been planned for easter Weekend at “The empty cross.” a non-denominational “easter Sunrise Service” is being held at “The empty cross” on Sunday, March 21 at 7 a.m., at The coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. The one-hour service, hosted by The coming King Foundation, will be lead by Pastor James Wilson. Special music will be provided by Louada raschke and her band. communion will be available to all christians. Prior to the easter servce, a a special “Proclamation, Petition and Prayer Service” will be held on Good Friday at 7 p.m. and led by TcKF Trustee, Mims Johnston. Father and son, Bob and Jimmy Burnside will give three 30-minute presentations on Saturday, March 30 on the Tabernacle, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Live worship music and christian testimonies will be shared in between their presentations. Since parking at the top of the mountain is limited, drivers are asked to drop off their passengers at the top and then circle back around to find a parking place at a lower level. Guests should also bring flashlights, cameras, lawn chairs and wear suitable outdoor clothing. The coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, located at 520 Benson Dr. and is open year-round from 6 a.m. until midnight, and is free to the public. even though the 23 acre garden is not finished yet, 100 to 300 people per day visit, making it the most popular year-round tourist attraction in Kerrville. For more information contact: TcKF, P.o. Box 290555, Kerrville, Tx 78029 – email@example.com – www.thecomingkingfoundation.org
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Scripture of the week: “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.’” – Matthew 28:5-6 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 Pastor, Mel Hardin Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 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 6:30 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. 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, 9:10 & 11:10 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 367-2000 lUTherAn: holy cross lutheran Joshua Sullivan, pastor Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. 204 Spence St. S hosanna lutheran Rev. James L. Mueller, pastor Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 134 camp Meeting creek 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, 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 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
non-denoMinATionAl: divide chapel Second Sundays, 3:30 p.m., volunteer leaders State Hwy. 41 near yo ranch gate 121 Divide School rd., Mountain Home
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
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. An affiliate of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. 413 Lois St. 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 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 Grace Bible chapel Pat Paterson, pastor Sunday school 9 a.m. Worship service 10 a.m. 601 Southway Drive hill country christian center Sunday service 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. 2720 Junction Hwy 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 Kerrville christian church James Wilson, pastor Sunday worship services 11 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. 323 earl Garrett new heights church Pastors Mark & Ginger Green 874 Harper Rd. St. 108 Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 928-3299 salvation Army Bobby and Natalie Jackson Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship services 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 5:30 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: st. Thomas orthodox Mission church Vespers Saturday 6 p.m. Orthos Sunday 9 a.m. Devine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. 1201 n Llano 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. 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 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. Healing prayer service at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays 623 Myrta St. 896-7575
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AndreA cArr andrea carr, 67, of Kerrville, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 19, 2013 in a local hospital. a Memorial Mass will be held today, Wednesday, March 27, at 10 a.m at notre Dame catholic church, 909 Main Street, Kerrville Tx, 78028 andrea was born nov. 1, 1945 to Gunther Hecklau and Gisela Bocksch in Halle, Germany. after leaving Germany, her family moved to Milwaukee, Wisc. Upon completion of elementary school, high school and college, andrea met the love of her life, Dennis J. carr, and they were married on Sept. 5, 1964. andrea’s life history can be summed up in one word, “Love.” She loved her husband, sons, friends, and family very much. everyone that had known her loved her smile and warmth, while she would always lift up everyone’s spirit. Her friends of 60 years or more stated, “She always had encouraging words and never heard her say a bad word about anyone. andrea’s life’s history was, and is, a good example of sharing God’s Love.” andrea was preceded in death by her father, Gunther Hecklau. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her mother, Gisela Hecklau; two sons, clifford and Steven; two sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, along with many loving friends and neighbors. andrea is now with the Lord at “Peace.” Praise God! Memorials may be forwarded in andrea’s memory to the aLS association, 8600 Wurzbach, Suite 700, San antonio, Tx. 78240. Kerrville Funeral Home GerArd PAUl “Jerry” conWAy Gerard Paul “Jerry” conway, 69, of Harper, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2013 in Harper, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Services were held March 23, 2013 at St. anthony catholic church in Harper with Father Michael Peinemann officiating. interment followed at St. anthony catholic cemetery in Harper. Jerry was born in Buffalo, n.y. to norma and Gerard conway on May 3, 1943. He married Karen ellis conway on april 24, 1981. He began elementary school in Buffalo and later moved to rochester, n.y., where he graduated from Penfield High School. He attended ithaca college in new york his freshmen year and graduated with a Bachelor of arts from our Lady of the Lake University in San antonio. He was a veteran of the vietnam War serving at Fort Sam Houston as an e5 medic and social worker. He entered the army on May 27, 1964 and was honorably discharged May 26, 1967 receiving a national Defense Service Medal. after leaving the army, Jerry began working for the Texas rehabilitation commission as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. He retired after 27
Hill Country Community Journal - Obituaries years of service. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, norma and Gerard conway. He is survived by his wife Karen, son Daniel Gerard conway and spouse amber conway, daughter Laurie Jill castaneda and husband John castaneda Jr., and daughter Mary Locklear Tschanz and spouse edgard Tschanz. He is also survived by grandchildren John castaneda iii, William craig castaneda, chelsea Marie Safran, robert Gavin castaneda and Daniel David conway as well as cousin Paul Schneggenberger. Memorials may be sent to the american cancer Society or St. anthony catholic church Harper, Texas. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville BeATrice delGAdillo Beatrice Delgadillo, 82, of Kerrville, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013 at her home. Services were held March 22 at notre Dame catholic church with Father alberto colin as celebrant. interment followed at Guadalupe cemetery. Beatrice was born in Kingsville, Texas to Jesus and Manuela Medrano on July 23, 1930. Shortly after moving to Kerrville at age 16, she married estevan (Penny) Delgadillo. She attended Tivy High School. Shortly thereafter, she started her career in the medical field as a certified nurses aide at the Kerrville State Hospital. Many years later, she became an employee of Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital as a supervisor in the environmental Department. Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Manuela Medrano; husband, estevan Delgadillo; son, Steve Delgadillo; and longtime companion, Juan Gonzales. She is survived by her children, Mary Jane Flores and husband Daniel Flores of Kerrville, elva Delgadillo of Kerrville, Jesse Delgadillo and wife estella Delgadillo of Michigan, Jimmy Delgadillo and wife alice Delgadillo of Kerrville, and Debra Lara and husband ronnie Lara of Kerrville; brother, Joe Medrano and companion Letty Gonzalez of rocksprings; 24 grandchildren; 57 greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville Billy lee hArdy Billy Lee Hardy of ingram passed peacefully with family and friends surrounding him on Sunday, March 16, 2013 in a local hospi-
tal. Services were held at new Heights church. Burial followed at nichols cemetery. Billy was born in comanche, Texas on Dec. 14, 1926 to ezra Jackson and Katie Lee Sanderson Hardy. Growing up in the Ballenger, Texas area, he married the love of his life, irene Taylor Hardy, on June 8, 1958 in yuma, ariz. They enjoyed 49 years of sharing their life together, raising their family. Billy was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many, who will all miss him dearly. He was very proud of his service to his country by serving in World War ii and the Korean conflict, having served in both the U.S. navy and the U.S. air Force. Billy was preceded in death by his parents and wife, irene Hardy. Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his children, Leia Hardy Zinbra, Billy Dean Hardy and Linda arlene Hoffman; sisters, elenor Shoemaker and Jeanie Farenthold; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Kerrville Funeral Home JAcKie lynn Kennison-GABBArd our beloved Mother, Jackie Lynn Kennison-Gabbard, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the age of 67. a memorial will be held privately in Washington for her children and family, as they place her to rest with her father and the one person she always felt loved her most. Jackie was born on april 24, 1945, in Leavenworth, Kansas to Mr. and Mrs. Walter e. Kennison. in 1965 she married clifford James Fry of Washington, and they were blessed with three children, clifford James Fry Jr. of idaho, Joan Lynn Snider of Texas, and Tonie Marie Peckham of Washington. in 1972 Jackie married John Henry Bullock of Washington, and they were blessed with two children, John Henry Bullock Jr. and Lana renee Smith, both of Kansas. Jackie’s hobbies included cooking, especially baking, sewing, and gardening. She loved Pac-Man and could beat anyone in a game of backgammon or cards. Jackie was a great storyteller and had the ability to make anyone smile. She adored her father, sisters, brothers, children, grandchildren, and her great-granddaughter Baizley rae. Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Walter e. Kennison; mother, Dorothy Kennison; and sister, Dorothy Lee roberson. Jackie is survived by her children: son cliff Fry, his wife candice and their children Derrick and Skylar; daughter Joan Snider and her children robert and ray; daughter Tonie Peckham and her children, alek, Mark and cade; son John Bullock and his children, Jonathan, Hannah
and Luke; daughter Lana Smith and her child Molly; siblings, Donna eagle of Kansas, Patricia Lane of Montana, Walter Kennison of Washington, Jim Kennison of Washington, Judy Johnson of Missouri, and Ken Kennison of Washington; and many other loving family members and friends. Memorials may be sent to Joan Snider, 1129 3rd Street Kerrville, Texas 78028 for her final expenses. Wright’s Funeral Parlor dr. J.V. “doc” Miller Dr. J.v. “Doc” Miller, 89, of Kerrville, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held later this year in Plainview. Doc was born oct. 21, 1923 in campo, el Texas. He met and married the love of his life, Marge Gilmore, in 1946. They moved to Plainview, Texas and lived a wonderful life for 60 years. Doc became an outstanding chiropractor and helped many residents of Plainview with his healing gift. He was a member of St. alice catholic church, Plainview rodeo association, and was a past president of the Texas State chiropractic association, as well as a life member of the Benevolent order of elks. Doc and Marge were members of the Plainview country club where they had the best of friends and Doc was a constant on the golf course with his joy in the game. He also was an avid big game hunter, but one of his greatest loves after his family was his love of appaloosa horses which he raised and won many trophies. Doc and Marge moved to Kerrville in January of 2008 to be near their children where they lived happily every after. Doc was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. c.r. Miller and connie Hunt; two brothers, chester and archie; one sister, Lois; and one daughter, Patricia. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Miller; and his children, Jim Miller, Kathi Miller, Lisa adair Watson, Fran ince, Jeff Miller and Beverly clark. He has eight beautiful grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandkids. in lieu of flowers, it was Doc’s wish that they spend that money on someone in their own family. Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville TAMMy lorAine PenicK Tammy Loraine Penick, 39, of Kerrville, passed from this life on Monday, March 18, 2013 in a local care facility. Services were held March 30 at the main chapel of Kerrville Funeral Home. Tammy was born april 11, 1973 in riverside, calif. to Guy Penick and Beverly o’Brien. She grew up in Kerrville and graduated from ingram
Tom Moore High School class of 1992. She received her B.a. in Psychology from Schreiner University in 2006. Tammy was a loving mom, daughter, sister, and friend. She was a very and strong brave woman who constantly gave all of herself for her children and family. She will forever be in our hearts and greatly missed. Tammy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Thomas and Jean o’Brien, Meldene Highsmith, and Jack Highsmith; and aunts, Peggy Durlin and Brenda LeMilleur. Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her two children, octavia Penick and Wrenn Penick; grandson, Laved Penick; parents, Guy Penick and Beverly o’Brien; sister, Tanya Penick-castro; brother, Harry Penick; brother-in-law, Mark castro; nieces, Kiersten castro, Kyra castro, and Heather Penick; nephews, Drayvin castro, christian Penick, and Junior Penick; along with a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. Kerrville Funeral Home MArGAreT rUBy Pyle Margaret ruby Pyle, 97, passed away in her Savior’s arms on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Kerrville. a celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Margaret was born aug. 25, 1915 to Watson Storry and emanuela eva (emma) cerny in Minnesota and spent her childhood in the austin, Texas area. early life for her was far from easy, as she lost her mother when only seven years old and then found herself in charge of a home for her father and little brother, robert (“Buddy”). She carried out her duties faithfully, until marrying at age 19 to Lloyd Lady. in 1933 Lloyd and Margaret wel-
comed a beautiful daughter they named Jacqueline and later, a son Michael. Tragically, Lloyd died in 1956, at age 48, of cancer, leaving her alone once more to care for her family. again, she persevered and moved to corpus christi, Texas to be close to her daughter’s family. Her previous banking experience allowed her to find sustaining work until marrying Glenn T. Pyle, a Houston geologist. They spent more than 20 years of happiness and spent summers in their lakeside home in Shell Knob, Mo. Glenn passed away in 1990 and Margaret again became a widow for the next 23 years of life. She was sustained by loving family members all though this time and especially cherishes them all. Throughout her long life Margaret was a faithful member of the Methodist church and donated a large organ she could no longer play to Kerrville First United Methodist church some years ago. other interest she had involved artistry, quilting and studying with various church groups. Margaret leaves to mourn her loss a daughter, Jacqueline norstrom, and husband Dr. craig norstrom; son, Michael Lady and wife Linda; four grandchildren, Sandra adamson, Pamela norstrom, Stacy Harry and Jennifer Moore; nine great-grandchildren, and recently, one great-greatgrandchild. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist church or to the charity of one’s choice. Kerrville Funeral Home
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nancial support. Playhouse 2000, headed by its President, Kit Werlein, and founders Susan and Doug Balentine, then accepted the responsibility for moving the project forward. Then, the city of Kerrville, under the guidance of Mayor Ben Low, formally approved the project and the operating agreement which made the public/private partnership possible. Generous gifts from Kathleen cailloux were supplemented by large contributions from the Hal and charlie Peterson Foundation, the SterlingTurner Foundation, the community Foundation of the Texas Hill country, and others. additional gifts were received from more than 600 individual and business donors from across the region. Ultimately more than $9 million was raised to complete the transformation, Brown said. Finally, hundreds of hands, under the direction of some of america’s foremost designers and planners, spent 14 months in their work, culminating in the grand opening of Kerrville’s own world-class performance hall. Ten years later, Playhouse 2000 continues working to realize the dream of The Kathleen c. cailloux city center for the Performing arts. An idea on the horizon The Kerrville Municipal auditorium was the result of a 1951 bequest of property from Walter Jarmon to the Kerr county War Memorial association. The will stipulated the property be used for a memorial, but did not specify beyond that. By 1959, the association had deeded the property to the city of Kerrville to be used “toward the erection … of a public building … dedicated to the honor of those who have served the United States in all wars.” That building was the original Municipal auditorium, which opened in 1960. The facility was functional as a meeting and conference space, though not very beautiful, nor very successful as a performing hall, Brown said. Many in Kerrville will remember the large, flat audience chamber, with its yawning open area in front of the stage. This open space offered room for meeting tables and folding chairs - as well as the occasional Big Time Wrestling match which toured through town - but made the stage difficult to see and the acoustics of the hall poor, Brown said. By the end of the 1990’s, it was apparent to some that many activities for which the Municipal auditorium had been developed were being better served at other locations. There were significant meeting and ballrooms for chamber of commerce events and community dances. “What was lacking was a suitable venue for stage performances and concerts. For these purposes, the auditorium was woefully deficient,” Brown said. Mrs. Kathleen c. cailloux and her family saw these facts clearly. The first cousin of actor Henderson Forsythe, Mrs. cailloux held an abiding love for the arts. Her daughter-inlaw, Sandy cailloux had the initial idea to bring the auditorium up to a higher standard. Together, the cailloux family set out to ensure that Kerrville would have an outstanding performance hall. anxious to create a unique publicprivate partnership in support of the arts, the family interviewed a variety of local non-profit agencies to work beside the city of Kerrville and serve as facilitators of the renovation and managers of the new hall. according to family spokesman Ken cailloux, Playhouse 2000 stood alone in their willingness to take on the challenge and work cooperatively with other nonprofits. Prior to this, Doug and Susan Balentine, professional practitioners in the art of theater, had been launching a new project designed to expand the amateur and educational offerings in theater for Kerrville. Temporarily housed in a converted storefront on
Hill Country Community Journal Myrta Street, the company was finalizing plans to construct a small performing space when the new opportunity arose. They undertook the new direction with their customary zeal, but with a clear sense of the challenges that lay ahead, Brown said. Playhouse 2000’s involvement in the project became a stipulation of Mrs. cailloux’s initial gift to the city of $3.3 million for updates to the auditorium. Werlein, along with P2K founders Susan and Doug Balentine and vice President Tom Terrell, worked with the cailloux Family, then-Mayor Ben Low and the city attorney to create an agreement which assigned direct responsibilities for raising additional support, supervising the renovation, and managing the new performing arts center to Playhouse 2000, inc. Low and Hill country fine arts proponent Lynda ables worked to garner support, and the resulting 30-page agreement was ultimately adopted by the city council in January of 2000. Significant in the partnership agreement was the idea that no tax dollars would be used to create the new performance hall, though the building’s ownership would remain with the city of Kerrville. Playhouse 2000 would secure the needed funding for the renovation, and would manage the facility for at least 30 years after its opening. over the next two-plus years, Playhouse 2000 President Kit Werlein spearheaded a capital campaign that ultimately raised about $1 million to supplement the substantial gifts made by the Kathleen c. cailloux family. By the Grand opening celebration in March, 2003, the theater was fully paid for. raising the Funds Kathleen cailloux’ initial $3.3 million gift to the city was soon supplemented by a separate $5 million contribution from Mrs. cailloux designated to procure the land immediately surrounding the Memorial auditorium, including houses, a muffler shop, and a former auto-repair shop. a large contribution from the Hal and charlie Peterson Foundation came soon after, and it was followed by significant donations from the Sterling-Turner Foundation, the community Foundation of the Texas Hill country and Mrs. Mary c. rohe, a long-time benefactor of Hill country arts whose gift was given in memory of her husband Bernard rohe. additional support came from Mary croft, Lem and Madeline neely, and Kit Werlein himself, as well as the Bank of the Hills, the Kerrville Daily Times and others. as work on the new performance hall was nearing its end, it became evident that it would be incomplete without the last-minute addition of a full-stage acoustical shell, designed to enhance audiences’ enjoyment of symphonic and other classical performances. on behalf of Playhouse 2000, Hill country MHMr executive Director Linda Parker (now Linda Werlein) organized a gala at the LDB corporation headquarters with the goal of raising the $100,000 needed for this important piece of equipment in a single night. The goal was met, and P2K was able to purchase the shell that has been used for many performances by Symphony of the Hills, the Hill country youth orchestra and others. Ultimately, more than 600 individuals, businesses and foundations supported the project. among those were $1,000 raised just for this purpose by the Kerr county Women’s chamber, and a $35 gift from young alan McQuinn, a fourth grader at nimitz elementary school who had performed with the Point Theater and studied acting with P2K. creating a new space Peter Lewis, then with the artisan Group, inc., was the architect of record on the renovation, working with long-time associate Gary Hatch. it was Lewis’ idea to collect the community’s ideas in a two-day design charette which provided a foundation for developing construction plans. according to press reports at the time, the charette process, involving more than 25 designers, consultants,
contractors and Kerrville citizens, determined several priorities for the new facility, including: 1.) eliminate the “flat space” between the permanent seats and the stage; 2.) improve the sight lines for all seats; 3.) improve the poor acoustics in the facility and 4.) offer more comfortable seating. The design of the new theater was formed by Houston consultant Barry Moore, F.a.i.a, senior design architect with and Gensler, Houston. The aspects of acoustics and sound design were handled by WJHW consultants of San antonio, along with Max Potter, acoustician. other details of design were overseen by Bill reiffert & associates, Structural engineers; Maxwell engineering, civil engineers; rialto Studios, Landscape architects, and emil Swize & associates, Mechanical/electrical engineers. interiors of the lobby and auditorium were created in consultation with Texas elegance By Design, inc. construction itself was the purview of Faulkner and Sons construction company headed by royce Faulkner, a graduate of Schreiner University. More than 40 sub-contractors were involved, including many who call Kerr county home. a little more than 14 months after breaking ground, the new Kathleen c. cailloux Theater was complete, and ready for its Grand opening. Gala Grand opening in March of 2003, Kathleen c. cailloux and her family were again in the lead, underwriting a Grand opening Gala featuring a performance by the San antonio Symphony under the baton of Larry rachleff. on March 27, the Grand opening began with an invocation presented by Warren Hornung, pastor of First United Methodist church, followed by opening remarks by Playhouse 2000 Board President and capital campaign chairman Kit Werlein. Ben Low, who was mayor when the original operating agreement was formed, was followed at the podium by new Mayor Stephen Fine who said, “as mayor of the city of Kerrville, i am tremendously pleased to see the opening of the Kathleen c. cailloux Theater …a great enhancement to the arts in our community and a magnificent addition to our downtown. [This] is a wonderful example of what great things can be accomplished through public-private part-
nerships. The theater is first-class, and its beauty is so striking that i am confident it will become recognized throughout Texas and beyond.” State representative Harvey Hildebran, then-chairman of the State cultural and recreational resources committee, offered his congratulations, saying, “This achievement is a great investment in our community’s future. Like the other progressive communities in Texas that have engaged in this type of capital development, we too will reap the intrinsic social, educational and economic benefits of a strong and inviting cultural climate. With this act our potential to continue to serve as a regional hub for arts and culture has been enhanced multi-fold.” even Governor rick Perry sent along his congratulations on the opening, writing, “This facility will provide a wonderful venue to artistic and cultural performances, and i would like to commend those who worked tirelessly to make today a reality. you have made a significant contribution to the Kerrville community, and i salute your efforts.” The San antonio Symphony then took the stage with a rousing rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” The balance of the concert included Mozart and Sibelius, violinist Stephanie Sant’ambrogio performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto, and aaron copland’s “appalachian Spring.” once open, the new facility was soon put through its paces, Brown said. During april, 2003, local arts patrons enjoyed the Kerrville Performing arts Society presentation of the Baylor Symphony, Playhouse 2000’s production of the musical “Big river,” and a concert by Symphony of the Hills. in between these, the lobby of the cailloux was a polling place for city and school elections. Veteran actors “i moved here in September of 1973, but i really grew up here spending summers at family property in Hunt,” Werlein said last week. “My art involvement started at the Hill country arts Foundation where i headed the campaign for a new Point Theatre in the 19080s. The old ones kept washing away in floods.” Werlein said the architect who designed the inside of the cailloux Theater also designed the outdoor Point
Theatre. “My first role was in ‘South Pacific’ in 1978 when i was Stewpot the sailor. The Point Theatre went completely ‘volunteer’ that year, and andy ritch volunteered to direct all the summer shows and everybody was a volunteer on stage and off,” Werlein said. “Sally ritch played nellie and roger Drummond was emil. it was a blockbuster, though we did it on a shoestring budget. “My experience was quite frightening, though i only had a bit solo in a song,” Werlein recalled, and sung them all. “i had a great opening night, but no veteran actors told me to beware the second night, and i was on stage and blanked out. But it gets in your blood and i signed up for another show the next summer.” He said one of his favorite roles was as c.S. Lewis in “Shadowlands,” and he was Don Quixote in “Man of La Mancha” for the third time here recently on the vK Garage stage. on the cailloux stage Werlein portrayed atticus in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” joking that instead of a real person, he got to play Gregory Peck. “The value of community theater broadly is that it contributes much to the whole community,” he said, especially getting young people involved who might not otherwise consider theater arts. “When you offer these productions to the community, it gets both participants and volunteers involved; and offers things from outside, traveling groups that people otherwise would have to go to new york or somewhere to see,” Werlein said. The cailloux Theater has 800 seats, compared for instance to radio city Music Hall which has 8,000, he said. He is still the only board president for P2K. Daughter Kendra, now seven, has been on stage, too, but not recently. “She notices me doing lines,” he said. “it’s been a rewarding trip and the Kerrville community can benefit from what we offer,” Werlein said. Peter Lewis said he played Pedro the mule driver in “Man of La Mancha” and still counts his role as Pat
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Finn in “Big river” as his favorite, getting to sing the character’s rant against the “dad-gummed gov’mint.” He moved to Kerrville in 1993 and got involved in the Point Theatre and with the Balentines in P2K. “We met Doug and Susan and all four of us, my wife Sandy and daughter and son Meg and Jacob, volunteered at the Point in ‘annie Get your Gun.’ The first play i did with them was ‘Genesis’ at First Methodist, and our friendship blossomed and drew us into P2K.” He said Meg auditioned and the parents had to take her to rehearsals and stay. and one night the director said “So-and-so isn’t here. can you read for him?” Peter Lewis ended up cast in small roles. and Jacob played Toto the dog in “Wizard of oz” one summer. “over time you realize the investment of time is significant,” Lewis said. “in a lot of ways it became our family summer camp. The Point is a magic place.” Today: A center for the Arts in Kerrville in the opening night brochure, then Playhouse 2000 executive Director Doug Balentine said: “We look forward to a great future for the Kathleen c. cailloux Theater and for the performing arts in the Hill country.” Those words are finding fulfillment as the center passes its 10th anniversary. Today the cailloux Theater is home to the Symphony of the Hills, which will present five concerts to more than 2,500 people this year. The Hill country youth orchestra’s regular performances will allow hundreds of young people the chance to experience playing in a true concert hall, and their annual fund-raising concert will generate more than $40,000 in support of their scholarship fund. concerts and events will be presented by choirs from Schreiner University and Tivy High School. The air Force Band of the West will offer a free concert sponsored by Bank of See THeaTer, Page 20a
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commissioner Tom Moser and airport Board President Steve King reported to commissioners on proposed construction of T-hangars at the local airport. Moser said they have a Strategic Plan and a Master Plan, and 16 hangars now. They plan to build 12 more to rent out. Moser said an ad hoc committee studied this and estimates they can rent each one for about $295 per month. They also think Texas Department of Transportation aviation will pay 90 percent of the building costs ($475,480) if the city and county split the remaining 10 percent or about $10,000 each. it appears the hangars will play for themselves within one year at about $40,000, Moser and King said. They have identified about 30 people who are interested, and plan to offer renters one year paid in advance with a 5 percent discount. They plan to ask the county to provide in-kind labor for dirt-moving, and the city for in-kind labor paving, with materials cost paid by the airport Board. King said if this works, the state agency will use it as an example of “bidding local” and cooperation they can try elsewhere. Park toilets volunteers from center Point asked commissioners to pay for portable toilets to be placed at Lions Park in center Point, at Flat rock Lakes Park, and at ingram Dam, especially immediately and through the summer. Joel ayala said park visitors in center Point are using the “natural toilets” in the woods sometimes in view of nearby visitors and residents. and park use is high with about 30 youngsters in the river at Spring Break in addition to families there. Maintenance Director Tim Bollier said if the money is available, it’s wise to put two in Flat rock Lake Park 365 days per year. They cost $75 per month for single ones, and more for handicapped-accessible ones as wanted in center Point. commissioners agreed Bollier should arrange for three or four immediately, and investigate prices for using year-round. They also agreed
Hill Country Community Journal as the money is budgeted, Bollier could be directed to do this without a motion and vote. There was no mention of this weekend’s easter Fest in Flat rock Lake Park, but Bollier said he would proceed with this immediately. court compliance offices a request by county Judge Pat Tinley to consider restructuring the court compliance Department and re-allocating and/or reassigning personnel in that department, to make room for a veterans Services officer in the courthouse, brought a lot of discussion but no solution. Tinley said commissioners previously agreed to have a vSo in Kerr county based on a grant to pay the first year’s expenses, and the following was his proposal for an office with secure records storage. Tinley said the court compliance office can be moved into vacant space at the north end of the county clerk’s office, and put under Jannett Pieper’s department. He said most of the court compliance work comes out of Kerr county court at Law. “People who are told to pay are told to go to court compliance, but somehow some of them can’t find the right office,” he said. “if they move, people can go right across the hall.” commissioners’ comments began with Buster Baldwin who said he didn’t realize they need to provide office space for a vSo in the courthouse. Told it had been approved in a previous meeting, Baldwin said if he’d known of the office requirement, he’d have voted no as he thinks a vSo is a federal issue. also, Baldwin said, moving court compliance really does away with it and this year they’ve collected more than $1 million in fines and fees for the first time. Tinley said they’d still be doing
the same work. Tom Moser asked if a vSo position is required when a Texas county is over a certain population, and optional otherwise; and noted if they say yes, it makes that person a county employee. Jonathan Letz said a vSo officer provides an important function for vets, but the court compliance Department was formed because the county court at Law Judge saw a need for collection of money left on the table. Letz said he’s not in favor of moving court compliance under the county clerk, and when the population rises, Kerr will be required to have one anyway. He favors a county-wide department and personnel survey to see what can be combined, separated or moved. Bruce oehler said court compliance can continue to collect money under Pieper’s department. Moser said this needs more assessment and asked if they can put the vSo at the veterans Hospital here. Staff member rosa Lavender said the local vaMc covers 15 counties and she wrote the grant application for a vSo being a Kerr county employee only. “To put the person at the va would put them in a difficult position of not helping some people who ask to see them,” she said. Pieper agreed with Tinley’s proposal, saying a sign would iD the area and her employees could be cross-trained. Tinley said he didn’t expect a vote Monday but wanted the idea on the table, as the proposed space is accessible, aDa compliant and has secure record storage. He also suggested considering the law library space or cubicles in the basement open space outside the elevator. a suggestion to put a vSo in the county clerk’s office drew Pieper’s
objection to having to give a key to “an unrelated person.” That led to an exchange between Pieper and Letz about any empty space in her office not being only “hers” if she agreed to added employees; and that commissioners could rearrange offices as needed. Animal control, new wall The next question up was a request to have county maintenance build a new interior wall at the animal control office to separate kennel entrances and office space from public access. acting Manager charity Fegenbush said they need it to protect employees from irate customers and to keep the public from walking through to the offices and kennels without an escort. Tim Bollier said it would be a small job including a glass barrier at the reception desk and commissioners voted 4-0 to approve this. First responders program eric Maloney, eMS coordinator, reported on the First responder program, saying Kerr county’s has 38 members, all volunteers in this program; 18 of them non-fire department personnel; and 17 are paramedics. He said they own 34 aeDs and 35 portable almost all digital radios. They meet bi-monthly; have plans
to buy more aeDs and radios; and are working on mileage stipends and gear that makes volunteers easily identifiable. Maloney has rural Kerr county “zoned” and tries to keep each adequately staffed and each zone balanced. But he said he’s low right now in Kerrville South and north of iH-10. He has a short waiting list of applicants, still needing complete applications and background checks, he said. That makes the First responder system all county and countyfunded, with coordination of medical care by Maloney and paramedics. roller derby, hcyec Leslie Jones returned to commissioners Monday to request permission for the members of Kerr county roller Derby to use the new Show Barn at the Hill country youth event center. She agreed they could proceed on a six-month trial basis and pay the county $300 per month as a rental fee. She also agreed they could have a written agreement for the approximately 25 women to use the facility, and if another paying group needs the space, the roller Derby group would reschedule. commissioners
approved this 4-0. child Abuse Awareness Month Baldwin asked colleagues for permission for the child Services Board to use a portion of the courthouse square for a display during april for child abuse awareness Month. He said 339 “blue ribbon” signs will be placed at the southwest corner at Sidney Baker and Main streets for the while month. commissioners voted 4-0 to approve this display.
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Hill Country Community Journal ‘hoppy’ easter!
Journal reporter honored The work of Hill Country Community Journal’s Bonnie arnold has brought home six first place awards and three honorable mentions from the 2013 Press Women of Texas communications competition for professional writers. Her top wins include entries in continuing news coverage, personality profilArnold history, ing, health, and photography (two categories). Feature writing and articles on government and education garnered honorable mentions. Press Women of Texas celebrates more than 100 years of recognizing the professional writing of its members, including people from all walks of life and many men. The state-wide contest is open to all work published during a calendar year. contest coordinator Kay casey said that arnold’s first-place-winning photographs and articles have been forwarded to the national Federation of Press Women competition, which annually pits working writers against their colleagues across the nation. results from that contest will be available in the fall.
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the Hills; and local Shriners will raise thousands of dollars presenting a concert by The Marksmen. Playhouse 2000’s productions of “Barefoot in the Park” and “The King and i” will be presented this year. P2K is also the producer of multiple events, including last month’s sell-out concert by Grand ole opry star Gene Watson. its “young Person’s Performances Series” offers free performing arts events to more than 5,000 students from across the Hill country this season. The “cailloux Performances Series” was launched by Playhouse 2000 in 2012 to maintain a schedule of the kind of high-caliber events Kerrville residents enjoy seeing at the cailloux Theater. The first set of three events was seen by more than 1,500 people, and the highlight of the second season will be an appearance by the World Famous Glenn Miller orchestra on valentine’s Day, 2014. and, the cailloux continues to be a resource for community and civic events, including last year’s “Water Use Symposium” presented by the Texas Forest Service; the annual “Salute to Women veterans” presented by the veterans administration, and a set of candidate Debates hosted by Home Town Hero. The cailloux lobby is still a polling location for city, county, State and national elections. During 2012, paid attendance at events in the cailloux Theater totaled more than 32,000 tickets with face value of nearly $400,000. For all activities in the center, more than 56,000 people paid a visit during 2012, an average of nearly 5,000 visits per month.
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Schreiner UniverSity StUdentS were the first to celebrate Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt last Friday on the lawn of the student center. With E. Bunny (Leticia Rodriguez) and Lauren Warren-Fields, left, leading the event, students tried to gather as many eggs as possible. The top prize of $10 in quarters was won by sophomore Lanie Alaniz, right, who grabbed 29 eggs. Students got to keep the candy and prizes they found, including more quarters. The Nontraditional and Commuter Student Association put on the event.
JUdy JoneS-AmASon, left, was presented with the Duan Packard Award presented each year to the “Employee of the Year” at Peterson Regional Medical Center, for her services as patient rep / volunteer coordinator in the Quality Services Department. PRMC CEO Pat Murray made the presentation at the hospital’s annual awards banquet held over the weekend at the Cailloux Activity Center of Schreiner University. In addition to Jones-Amason’s award, employees were recognized for their years of service to the local hospital.
Photo by Tammy Prout
Photo by Tammy Prout