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December 5, 2013 Volume 18, No. 24 Southwest Austin’s Community Newspaper Since 1995

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Experts say ‘Taco Bell’ oak is cleared to move

— Sports starts on p. 12

by Bobbie Jean Sawyer OAK HILL - The 130 year-old heritage oak tree at the intersection of William Cannon and 290, known among Oak Hill residents as the “Taco Bell Tree” is able to be transplanted, according to a feasibility study conducted by a team of certified experts, including the city arborist. The 32-inch diameter tree stands in the way of TxDOT’s renovations at the intersection, where a Taco Bell used to be located. TxDOT has given the community until Dec. 31 to raise the funds necessary to transplant the tree. Michael Fossum, executive director

of the Austin Heritage Tree Foundation, said residents have raised $4,700 so far. After the cost of the feasibility study, $3,000 is left in the transplanting fund to go toward the total $41,000 goal. (The cost of transplanting the tree went up from the original See ‘TACO BELL’ on page 26

Oak Hill Park & Ride will move to ACC lot by Ann Fowler OAK HILL - After months of rider speculation, Capital Metro announced Tuesday that the Park & Ride facility at William Cannon and U.S. Highway 290 West would be moved temporarily to the ACC Pinnacle campus during construction of the continuous flow intersection. The change is effective as of Monday, December 9, and will likely last until the summer. The current location, owned by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) but contracted to Capital Metro, has seen a steady decrease of parking spaces as more room has been taken for construction equipment. Melissa Ayala, communications Austin High Maroons point guard Matt Jones (#14) drives inside for a basket.

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Civic Agenda This space is reserved for information on civic happenings that occur in, or relate to the Southwest Austin area. To be included in the Civic Agenda, a meeting or event must relate to public policy. For other community events please see our community calendar on page 10. If you would like to be included, please e-mail editorial@ oakhillgazette.com with the subject “Civic Agenda� and include details of your meeting or happening, along with any relevant agenda items. ‘Waterfront Walkabout’ Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am to noon Meet at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road The City of Austin will host a walking tour along and near Lady Bird Lake to launch the South Central Waterfront Initiative. The tour will feature knowledgeable guides and local music. Attendees should meet in the One Texas Center lobby and be prepared to walk 1.5 miles outside for about two hours. This month’s walking tour kicks off a series of community events to engage Austinites in developing a vision to help guide public and private development over the next 20-plus years. To learn more about the new initiative or sign up for e-mail notifications, visit www. austintexas.gov/waterfront. SH 45SW Open House Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 5 – 8 p.m. Bowie High School Cafeteria 4103 Slaughter Ln., Austin, TX 78749 Attendees will have the opportunity

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SH45 SW Open House by Bobbie Jean Sawyer The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will host an open house on SH-45 Southwest—the proposed 3.6-mile stretch of roadway that, if built, would connect MoPac and FM 1626—on Dec. 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bowie High School. Mobility Authority staff will be available to answer questions, present the purpose and need of the project and seek public input on alt e r n at i v e s to improve mobility i n s out h west Travis County and northern Hays County. The open house will Gerald Daugherty be a comeand-go format with no formal presentation. A virtual open house will be held Dec. 11 through Dec. 20 at www.sh45sw.com. Public meetings are just the next chapter in SH-45 SW’s long saga. The project has seen several stops and starts since it was first introduced in the mid-1980s. Today, SH-45 SW is still a wedge issue. Many residents along Slaughter and Brodie Lanes say the lack of Mopac access in the southwest region of the county has caused congested traffic in their neighborhoods, while environmentalists, such as members of the Save Our Springs Alliance (S.O.S.A.), oppose building a new road over the environmentally-sensitive aquifer region. One steadfast supporter of building SH-45 SW is Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty. Daugherty said completing the SH-45 loop is a necessity for Oak Hill residents in neighborhoods between FM 1626 and Slaughter Lane, who can barely utilize their local streets due to gridlocked traffic at certain times of the day. “We’re always a little challenged because it’s been a very sensitive area, environmentally speaking,” Daugherty said. “It’s really needed, just from a roadway network standpoint.”

CTRMA will host at Bowie, Dec. 10 “The reason this road needs to be built: it was voted on 16 years ago by Travis County—by the entire Travis County population,” — Gerald Daugherty More than that, Daugherty said, the road should be built to honor the votes cast by Travis County over a decade ago. “The reason this road needs to be built: it was voted on 16 years ago by Travis County—by the entire Travis County population,” Daugherty said. “It’s pretty egregious to think

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‘Twas just weeks before Christmas by Roger White Twas just weeks before Christmas, and all through the pad The family was doing its darndest to rouse Dad. With Thanksgiving turkey still digesting, somewhat static, I was instructed quite sternly to fetch the tree from the attic.

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Up there amid the cornucopia of raccoon and rat droppings I found the ol’ tree, a few lights, and Yule stockings. I emerged stiff and sore from all the crawling and kneeling, Yet I was thankful this time I didn’t fall through the ceiling. We set up the faux fir, still tall but a bit thinning, Then we threw on the tinsel and bulbs and the trimming. The wife and I then noticed something odd and perplexing, Our usually gung-ho helpers were too busy texting. Our daughters, you see, are now teens oh so typical, Self-involvement in this species has reached levels almost mythical,

So I barked, “If you two jokers want a visit from Saint Nick, Ya better put down the phones and start decorating quick!” With some grousing and squawking we got the house squared away, We even found our old snoring Santa to put on display. Then the tree lights turned off, an infuriating quirk, ’Cause I had to find that one lousy bulb that wouldn’t work.

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So I propped the tree upright and shooed the animals away And opened a cold one; Then the dog decided to Roger White this was the end of my start eating all the tinsel, day. I pried what I could I toasted my loved ones from his mouth with my pencil. as they drove out of sight, Our cat then pounced on the tree Thinking, “It’s Festivus next year— like a leopard, Causing the whole thing to crash Frank Costanza is right!” into Baby Jesus and the shepherds. Roger White is a freelance writer It was about this time I started de- living in Oak Hill with his lovely wife, two precocious daughters, a very bating my sanity As I chased my tinsel-munching fat dachshund, and a self-absorbed dog, filling the house with profanity. cat. For further adventures, visit So the girls hightailed it to the mall oldspouse.wordpress.com.

The Word from Oak Hill Mike Jasper The word from Oak Hill is... thanks. As in thanks for Thanksgiving, God’s gift to middle-aged men. Food, football and beer. Usually in reverse order. It gets better. My birthday was the day after Thanksgiving on Black Friday. Bet you didn’t know that. Bet you didn’t know I was black, either (only 1/32, but I’ll take it). To celebrate, I went out to eat at a new discovery in the Hill Country Galleria, a sushi restaurant called Tadashi. Nice. It’s not limited to sushi, there are hot items as well, but I don’t care. I want the fish. And I want it straight from the chef at the bar, none of this table/waiter stuff. Just give me the fish from the guy cutting it. Boy, did I get the fish. Tuna, yellow tail, fatty salmon—all my old favor-

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ites. And then a few things I never Started the holidays right by had, such as octopus, monkfish liver, going to the Slaid Cleaves show at and veal (what can I say, the chef the Saxon Pub. Slaid always plays surprised me). there on Thanksgiving Eve, and it’s My date and I ate like swine. But always sold out. not like cannibals, as we If you haven’t gone, you ate no swine. Still, we went should consider it. It gets wild. And yet the bill came your mind right for the out to less than $100. And season. yes, I had beer, and she But others have kicked had wine. What a deal. off the holidays in much I’ll be back to visit Taless self-indulgent ways. dashi again. That said… It is about giving, after all. They call themselves For the third straight “Austin’s Finest Sushi.” I year, Jack Allen’s Kitchen Mike Jasper can’t agree. That honor teamed up with Mobile goes to Musashino, which is located Loaves & Fishes and fed more than way too north on Mopac. That said… 700 homeless at the First Baptist Tadashi is definitely on the right Church of Austin. Turkeys, hams track to becoming Musashino south. and all the fixin’s were served to the It’s absolutely the best sushi I’ve had less fortunate. this side of the river, no question Now that’s a holiday meal. about it. • • • ••• Continued on next page


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The Word from Oak Hill Mike Jasper Since it’s the season for giving, I’m going to give my old buddy John Magic some publicity. His new venture, Magic’s Theatre & Museum, will have its soft opening this Saturday night, Dec. 7. Can’t see anything going wrong on that date. John will perform his first show at the new venue at 7 p.m., although doors will open at 6:30. Besides the magic show, people will be able to take a sneak peak at the museum as well. He plans to put on shows every Saturday night in December. You can find Magic’s Theatre & Museum at 13419 Fitzhugh Road in the same countrified neighborhood as the Stunt Ranch and Jester King Brewery. • • • More publicity. A surf band just put out a Christmas album. Didn’t see that coming, did you? It gets better. The title of the album is called, “The SurfChords: Sea Sun Greetings.” It includes the hit single, “Sand Duh’s Coming.” Just kidding, I made that up. See? I could co-write for the band. If it really is a band. Seems like it’s a one-man thing, but that’s okay. What do I care if he plays drums, bass, guitar and every other instrument. Of course that’s just conjecture on my part, as the only thing I know for sure (or think I know for sure) is that all words and music were written by Lawrence Savell. If you’d like a free listen to a med-

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ley of the album’s songs, point your browser to surfchords.com • • • Former Oak Hill youth soccer player and former Austin High School Soccer team player Hannah Kuhl recently led the Trinity University women’s soccer team to the NCAA Division III final four in San Antonio. According to local soccer fan Jose Guerrero, Hannah scored the first goal in the first half for Trinity and then assisted on the game-winner in the second half as the Trinity Tigers of San Antonio went on to defeat Wheaton College of Illinois. Trinity will now take on the Middlebury College Panthers Dec. 6 in the semifinals at 1:30 p.m., which can be viewed live online at NCAA.com. ••• According to a press release that came over the transom, Local Bowie High Senior Brian Jordan received academic honors when he was chosen to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC. Unlike the US Congress, however, the Future Medical Leaders plan to accomplish a few things. From February 14-16 next year, Brian and his heady contemporaries will hear Nobel laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about cutting-edge research. He’ll also hear from Ivy League school deans about what to expect in medical school, as well as stories from patients who are alive thanks to medical miracles. He’ll also meet and mingle with his teen contemporaries

who are planning medical careers. Brian Jordan was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano—the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists— to represent Bowie High School based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. “This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, Executive Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Brian Jordan are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.” Congrats to you, Brian Jordan. I’m pretty sure I know how you feel. I was awarded a similar honor during my senior year of high school. Sort of. I was chosen to spend three days in a cage with four rhesus monkeys watching reruns of I Love Lucy where we were fed meat treats and flagons of Mountain Dew by a bald man wearing horned rim glasses and a white lab coat. Sure miss those guys. ••• Want your neighborhood association highlighted? Have a story you need to tell? Would you like to rat out a neighbor? If so, be sure to email me at mail@mikejasper.com and get the word out.

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Wildflower Center all aglow for holiday event by Donna Marie Miller Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, at 4801 La Crosse Avenue, will radiate a golden holiday glow for three hours each evening of Dec. 14 and 15, beginning at dusk, as flickering flames from tiny votive or electric candles light 3,000 handmade lanterns. “Luminations,” a free family-friendly annual event, benefits Capital Area Food Bank on both nights from 6 to 9 p.m. with a donation of two cans of food per person. Early visitors may park in the center’s parking lot, or along La Crosse Avenue; turnover frequently occurs, as guests come and go during the three-hour open house on both nights. Staff also will be available to offer parking assistance. The lanterns—made to look like paper sacks with the tops folded down—are cast from plastic, and each measures about 10 inches tall and 6 inches wide. The glowing lanterns, called luminarias in Spanish, represent a 300-year-old holiday tradition throughout the Southwest each December. The luminarias will light at ground level the walking pathways for visitors to the Wildflower Center.

Some of the Wildflower Center’s luminarias utilize tiny electric bulbs that feel cool to the touch. However, a warning to parents of small children, other lanterns on the grounds feature glass votive or fire-lit candles. The burning candles will be located at the front entrance of the Wildflower Center closest to La Crosse Avenue, and will extend all the way into the courtyard. The electric luminarias will be situated throughout the themed gardens to include: plants that attract butterflies, plants that prove good at repelling deer, and the cacti garden. Parents with small children and strollers are welcome; pets are prohibited. “There’s definitely a safer element with the electric candles,” said Amanda Butterfield, events coordinator at the Wildflower Center. “Parents need to keep an eye on their kids and make sure they aren’t putting their hands inside of the fire lit candles, but other than that they should be fine if everyone stays on the paths.” Beside the center’s cistern, a laser-lit tree and bushes will emit more than 5,000 points of light, provided by the Christmas Light Pros. The lighted

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, at 4801 La Crosse Avenue, will radiate a golden holiday glow for three hours each evening of Dec. 14 and 15. display draws large crowds of visitors every year. The lasers reflect outward and illuminate solid tiny green and white points of light against any surface, including skin. Because the lights do not disperse, visitors enjoy taking photos of their loved ones seemingly glowing green with an eerie and surreal star-like quality. “It’s really beautiful. The kids and adults alike are filled with awe when they walk by. I think they are mystified about what it is and how it got there,” Butterfield said. Butterfield added that visitors

walking the paths around the laser-lit trees should avoid walking on the wild plants that grow nearby in the environmentally sensitive habitat. The gardens feature blue, violet, scarlet and gold blooms this time of year from Autumn Sage, Sky Blue Aster, Resinbush, Scarlet Sage, Sunflower Goldeneye, and American Beautyberry. “The American Beautyberry is gorgeous. It’s like this beautiful purple lilac color. The blooms are these clumps of berries that grow together to form a 2- to 3-inch array

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Wildflower Center all aglow for holiday event Continued from p. 7 perform a variation of three songs: “Greensleeves,� “Turtle Town,� and “Nah Going Home.� The students will dress in Hawaiian theme clothing and tie-dye T-shirts. Bailey’s steel drum band has performed at the Wildflower Center before, but this will be the first time for one of its newest director’s, Alex Ortega, an assistant band director and steel drum director who teaches percussion and trumpet, who graduated last May from Texas State University in San Marcos with a degree in music education. This semester has been his first job teaching in Texas public schools. “These are steel drums that are based out of the Caribbean Islands, so it gets you in the mood of being on the beach and relaxing in the sun. They are happy tunes that you would typically hear in the Caribbean,� Ortega said. The second group of the advanced steel drum band is composed of 17 students who will perform nine songs including: “La Bamba,� “Sarah,� “Jump in the Line,� “Pyxis,� “Pan Christmas medley,� “Oye Como Va,� “Tre Pak� from the “Nutcracker Suite,� “Under the Sea,� from the movie “The Little Mermaid� and “Slaughter Lane,� an original song written by Austin composer Emily Lemmerman for James Bowie High School. “It will be fun. The kids are really excited about it. We have some Christmas songs and some other songs that show off the songs of the Caribbean,� Ortega said. Musical performances will be provided outdoors in one of two locations, either the courtyard or in the themed gardens: Saturday, December 14 performances scheduled: 6 p.m.: Austin Mandolin Orchestra performs in the Courtyard 6:30 p.m.: Chalumeau Clarinet Quartet performs in the Themed Gardens 7 p.m.: Bailey Middle School Steel Drum Band performs in the Courtyard

7:30 p.m.: Daisy O’Connor performs in the Themed Gardens 8 p.m.: Eanes High School Choir performs in the Courtyard 8:15 p.m.: Fiddler Rebecca Patek performs in the Themed Gardens Sunday, December 15 performances scheduled: 6 p.m.: Bossamania performs in the Courtyard 6:30 p.m.: Austin Banjo Club performs in the Themed Gardens 7 p.m.: Outside Voices, a Youth Choir, performs in the Courtyard 7:30 p.m.: Flute Mellifluent performs in the Themed Gardens 8 p.m.: The Brass Men performs in the Courtyard 8:15 p.m.: The Annie and Kate Band performs in the Themed Gardens Outside seating on wooden benches will be provided, and right off the courtyard, visitors may sit in tiny seats within the Little House during “story time.â€? Wildflower staff and volunteers will provide story time readings. In addition to the beautiful holiday lighting and musical performances, children will receive a visit from “Frosty the Snowman.â€? They may also participate in arts and crafts activities inside the Wildflower Visitors’ Gallery. A snowflake-making craft has proved to be one of the most popular each year. Lone Star Kettle Corn will also sell freshly popped goods at the entrance to the Courtyard. The Wildflower CafĂŠ will be open for business and will sell hot drinks like apple cider and cocoa, as well as tasty baked goods. The McDermott Learning Center will display Christmas trees decorated with Texas and wildflower-themed ornaments by local businesses. Both Saturday and Sunday evenings, decorated trees in the MLC will be provided by Mockingbird Domestics, Ana Perkins of Grown Up Shoes, and Breed & Co. The Wildflower Gift Store will also offer unique items for sale. The store offers a lot of handmade and artisan gifts— everything from painted flower pots, to hand crafted clothing, to artisan jewelry and handmade

“Luminations,� a free family-friendly annual event, benefits Capital Area Food Bank on both nights from 6 to 9 p.m. with a donation of two cans of food per person. holiday ornaments. Guests may sample Texas Yaupon Tea, the only native one to North America, made from a type of holly bush. On both nights, local authors and illustrators will personally autograph copies of their works from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Wildflower Store. Saturday night, Alan C. Elliott and Stephanie Ford will sign their book, Willy the Texas Longhorn, a Santa Tale. The story features a Longhorn who helps Santa navigate a nasty Texas fog one Christmas night. On Sunday night illustrator Keith Graves will sign his book, Too Many Frogs, written by Sandy Asher. The story features a rabbit and a frog that also turn out to be a humorously odd couple of bookworms. The festive event impacts the local community by raising charitable donations for a non-profit food bank

that serves the entire state of Texas. “Last year we raised 9,000 pounds of food,� Butterfield said. “We’ve been doing this at least six years. It’s a great way to give back to the community and to help support our hungry central Texas neighbors.� The 9,000 pounds of food amounts to 7,500 meals, said Sara LeStrange, communications director for CAFB. Currently the website for the food bank states that the organization serves about 48,000 central Texans each week. However, that number only reflects a portion of the actual people served weekly over the past year, LeStrange said. “It is really hard to get a good measure about the number of people we serve. The National Hunger Study every four years details the number of people served by CAFB. We expect that number to be higher

when the study is released this next spring. We know that we have distributed over 29 million pounds of food over the last 12 months, and that is up 7 million over the year before.� CAFB is working hard to meet a growing need in Central Texas. Not only do events like Luminations raise food donations, but they raise overall awareness as well, she said. “Over 40 percent of the people we serve are children, and a majority of our clients are made up of families with at least one working adult, the elderly and the disabled. Something in Central Texas we don’t realize is that for a lot of us, hunger lives next door. Hunger is everywhere,� LeStrange said. For more information, please see http://www.austinfoodbank.org/ how-to-help/donate-food.html

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Car Review

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan SE By T. Q. Jones

as modern aerodynamics. And, unlike the cars of 20 years ago or so, Due to a fluke in holiday scheduling, the modern versions will actually we lucked out and had the new Volk- make the fuel economy numbers swagen Tiguan for two weeks instead on the sticker.  It took the EPA a of one.  Though it’s referred to as both while to get that right, but they did.  an SUV and a crossover by VW, in use In the case of the Tiguan, the EPA it has pretty much the same feel and numbers are 26 miles per gallon on attributes as a 1950s station wagon, the highway and 21-mpg in the city. which means it has a higher roofline Aerodynamics car be pretty subfor clearance as well as a somewhat  tle. Back in the 1960s, Fiat built new “vintage” folding rear seat. four-door sedans that turned out At $28,130 it also had the right to have outstanding aerodynamics equipment at the right price to fit from what seemed to be a simple into the current mid-size vehicle four door sedan. (If you watch the market in both price and utility.  original version of “The Italian Job,” And, with a turbocharged 2.0-liter they’re chasing the Minis as Italian four cranking out 200 horsepower, it police cars).  has plenty of power to haul the load. Fiat got slightly bent out of shape If you look around, you’ll prob- over it, as the Fiats were actually ably notice a number of crossover faster than the Minis, but it isn’t SUVs like the Tiguan (and no, we about speed.  From about 30 miles don’t know why it’s called “Tiguan.”  per hour, it takes more power to push Look again, and you’ll also see a the air out of the way than it does large number of modern mid-size to move the weight of the vehicle sedans, nearly all of them with just and what’s in it.  That means you

get aero benefits from there on up. It turns out to be pretty neat science. Something to bear in mind as you are looking at vehicles is that 200 horsepower T. Q. Jones now and in the past is not quite the same animal, partly because the car makers were, shall we say, a bit optimistic in the 1950s and along about 1973 the gummint made everybody back off on their horsepower claims, which they were not against, as the insurance companies were getting wise to just how powerful those “muscle cars” were getting to be. There are a lot of ways to measure horsepower.  For instance, you can bolt an engine on a test stand, hook up the flywheel and fire that puppy up. If you don’t have an exhaust

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With a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cranking out 200 horsepower, The Volkswagen Tiguan has plenty of power to haul the load. system hooked up, you will get some high numbers. To tone it down, you could hook up things that would normally be part of the engine as it is used, like an exhaust system or even some accessories like an air conditioning system, both of which will rob power. The automakers are concentrating on torque these days, with the numbers for the Tiguan coming it at 200 horsepower and 2007 lbs-ft of torque.  Don’t worry about the numbers, just don’t mix them. Torque is torque and horsepower is horsepower. Call it a fad, as the automakers are ap-

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Arts & Entertainment Ongoing Events

in a round robin, open mic atmosphere following the featured preSundays sentation. On the third Thursday of every month. Free. Food pantry doLive Jazz Brunch- 10am-2pm. nations are welcomed. 7pm at New Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Hwy. 290 Life Lutheran Church, 120 Frog W., 78737. 301-4648. www.nuttyPond Lane in Dripping Springs. For brown.com. more info call 858-2024. Tessy Lou Williams & The Shotgun Stars- 3pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. No cover.

Mondays Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces- 6:30pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586. Texas Songwriters Showcase - 6:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. No cover.

Tuesdays Kem Watts - 4pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-03183 Brennen Leigh - 7pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. 282-2586.

Wednesdays No Bad Days Open Mic - 7pm at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood.

Third Thursday at The Blantonfree evening of art and activities. 5-9pm at Blanton Museum, Brazos and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org/.

Fridays Friday night Dance Club- w/ Western bands and a Pot Luck break. 7:30pm-10pm at South Austin Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca RD, Austin. $4.50.

Saturdays

New Events November 21 - December 29 This Wonderful Life - Martin Burke of The Santaland Diaries & Harvey plays all 37 characters from the beloved Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life including George Bailey a la Jimmy Stewart, Mary, Clarence the Angel and Old Man Potter. ZACH Wisenhunt Stage 202 South Lamar 512-476-0541 x1 zachtheatre.org

50+ Singles Dance- 7:30-9:45 November 27 - December 29 Live Music. Senior Activity Center 29th & Lamar. 2874 Shoal Crest. A Christmas Story - Visions of www.fiftyplusdanceaustin.com pink bunny suits, tongues stuck on flagpoles, turkey-loving dogs Trivia Night - Wednesdays at Waand Pop’s beloved fishnet leg lamp terloo Ice House, Southpark Meadwill make all your family’s sugarows, 9600 South I-35 Service Rd. plum Christmas wishes come true. SB, Suite D-100. 512-301-1007. waZACH Topfer Theater 202 South terlooicehouse.com. Lamar 512-476-0541 x1 zachtheatre.org The Peacemakers- 10pm at Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane. December 3 - December 7 282-2586. Open Mic Night- at Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 W Highway 290, Free. Thursdays KGSR Unplugged At The Grove -every Thursday evening through Sept 6th. Join KGSR every Thursday for 23 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. Karaoke- at Boomerz Nightclub, 6148 Hwy 290 W.. 892-3373. Tony Harrisson / Dance Lessons / Jesse Dayton- 6pm - 9:15pm / 9:15pm at the Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar. 442-6189.

The Fault - 8pm & 2pm on the 7th. A premiere engagement of new a play by Katie Bender. UT Austin Department of Theatre and Dance at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre (300 E. 23rd St.), located in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building. JoinTheDrama.org, (512) 477-6060 December 5 - December 7 Guy Forsyth & Carolyn Wonderland - 7:30pm Roast the Holidays, Toast the New Year! The Long Center The Rollins Stage 701 W. Riverside (512) 474-5664 info@ thelongcenter.org

Bob Newhart - 7pm hear such Newhart standards as The Driving Instructor, Sir Walter Raleigh, The Submarine Commander...and many, many more. The Paramount Theater 512.472.5470 info@austintheatre.org December 7 - December 23 The Nutcracker - This year, Ballet Austin & Artistic Director Stephen Mills brings you the beloved tale and his acclaimed choreography enhanced by the World Premiere of spectacular new sets and costume designs. The Long Center 512.476.2163 for ticket info Sunday, December 8

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince Guaraldi - 3pm & 5pm The Austin Chamber Music Center brings the magic of A Charlie Brown Christmas back with this annual treat! Antone’s, 2015 E. Riverside Drive Tuesday, December 10 Aaron Neville Holiday Show 7pm A Holiday performance that will ring in all of the best of the Season with favorite classics arranged in his own distinctive style. The Paramount Theater 512.472.5470 info@austintheatre.org Wednesday, December 11

Friday, December 6

Open Mic with your host, Garett Endres. Starts at 9pm every Thursday 290 West Club 12013 W Hwy 290 “Thirsty Thursday” gatheringPoems and songs will be shared

Phillip Phillips - 7pm Join the Singer-Songwriter for his Born and Raised World Tour. Frank Erwin Center 1701 Red River St 512-4776060

John Mayer w/ Special Guest

The City Dark - 6:30pm HCA presents a special screening of The City Dark followed by an informative lecture by astronomer, Bill Wren of the McDonald Observatory talking about simple strategies to protect starry skies; at the Bee Cave City Hall 400 Galleria Parkway Free

Community Clubs & Events Ongoing Events South Austin Mystery Book Club - 7:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at the Sunset Valley Barnes & Noble on Brodie Ln. Our April 16th book is Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. If you have questions please email dschieck@yahoo.com. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting - Bannockburn Baptist Church room 103 Every Wednesday, 7pm - 8:30pm Anne Slater 512-215-9719 for more info Free Conversation Cafe - Drop in for open, public dialogue on a variety of topics. Every third Saturday from 10:30am-11:30am at the Hampton Branch of the Austin Public Library at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.. Free and open to the public. 512974-9900 / cityofaustin.org/library. Classes and meditation - with Western Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Ingchug. Every Sunday at 9:30am at Chittamani Buddhist Center, 1918 Bissel Lane, 78745. Everyone welcome. Spiritual counselling by appointment. Call for free brochure. 916-4444. meditationinaustin.org. Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter - Meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Westlake Barnes & Noble bookstore, corner of Loop 360 and Bee Cave Road,. www. hotxsinc.org. VFW Post 4443 meeting - Meets on first Tues. of month from 7-8:30pm at 7614 Thomas Springs Road in Oak Hill. Members and potential members are encouraged to be there around 6pm to gather for dinner. There is no cost. The Oak Hill Rotary Club -Meets at noon on the first three Mondays of the month at Mandola’s Italian Market, 4301 W. Wm. Cannon. More info at 288-8487 See www. oakhillrotary.org for other activities and events. Circle C Area Democrats - 6:308:30pm at Santa Rita in the Escarpment Village. Meets on second Mondays of month. For infor mation:circlecareademocrats.org. Toastmasters Groups - Build leadership and communication skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Visitors welcome. Tejas Toastmasters: 288-7808/ tejastoastmasters.org. Meets every Mon. at 6 pm at IHOP, 1101 S. Mopac. South Austin Toastmasters: meets first and third Tuesday at noon at ACC South Austin Campus, 1820 W. Stassney Lane. Phone 443-7110 or 288-7808. Oak Hill Toastmasters: meet every Thursday from 6:45-8pm at West-

ern Hills Church of Christ, 6211 Parkwood Drive. Open to ages 18 & up. 956-494-4809 / oakhill.freetoasthost.biz for more info. Alzheimer’s Caregiver SupporGroup - 2nd Wednesday of the month at noon at Arveda Alzheimer’s Family Care, 11013 Signal Hill Drive, 78737. Anyone caring for a loved-one with dementia and needing support is invited. RSVP to 512-637-5400 and feel free to bring your own lunch. www.arvedacare.com. Senior Luncheon Program - Seniors (over 60) meet at 8656 Hwy. 71 W, Bldg A, next to JP bldg every Tues, Wed and Thurs from 10am2pm. Transportation available. Call 512-854-2138 for more info. Oak Hill Neighborhood Planning Contact Team - Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at the ACC Pinnacle Campus, 10th Floor Board Room. www.ohnpct.org. MOMS Club of Austin - Southwest Oaks - Social and support group for stay-at-home moms and their children. Meet new friends, and enjoy a guest speaker. Monthly meeting at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 W Hwy 290. 10am on the first Thursday of every month. For more info, email momsclubswoaks@gmail.com. Southwest Networking Group (SWING) - meets for breakfast at Waterloo Ice House, Slaughter Ln. & Escarpment Blvd., 9600 Escarpment Blvd.. 8-9:30am. Bring business cards. For more info call 482-9026 or 921-4901. Thursdays. South Austin AARP Chapter 2426 - Tom Bauer will talk about leadership styles and best practices, 1pm - 4pm at South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Rd. Free. Meets on third Wednesday of the month. For more info call Mary at 280-8661. www.southaustinaarp.org. OHBPA Meeting - (Oak Hill Business Professionals Association). Meets every first Thursday of the month from 11:30am-1pm at Mandola’s Italian Market, 4301 W. Wm. Cannon $15. ohbpa.org.

South Austin Lions Club -Meets every second and fourth Thursday 6pm – 7pm Premier High School at Travis 1211 E. Oltorf On the campus of Travis High School, follow Premier sign as you enter driveway, veer right. http://www.eclubhouse.org/sites/austin_south/

New Events November 29 - January 1 Trail of Lights Entertainment Schedule - schedule for this year’s Trail of Lights celebration is now available online. With a community stage featuring local performance groups and a main stage featuring regionally and nationally acclaimed acts like Ray Benson, Marcia Ball and Vallejo, the 2013 Trail of Lights celebration is sure to be the best yet. Plus, admission is FREE every night Sat. & Sun., Dec. 7th & 8th Navidad Nuestra and The Defeat of Grandfather Devil - 7:30pm in the Sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Austin located at 901 Trinity in downtown Austin. www. trinitystreetplayers.com Free Friday, December 13 The Austin Handbell Ensemble - 7:30pm The fifteen-member English handbell ensemble wil be performing “Christmas Favorites: Past and Presents at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church 7815 U.S. 290 (512) 288-3836 Sat. & Sun., Dec. 14th & 15th Luminations at Wildflower Center - 6pm - 9pm Free admission with two canned goods for the Capital Area Food Bank. Enjoy live holiday music throughout each night, chances to get hugs from Frosty the Snowman, hands-oncrafts and much more for kids of all ages. Also enjoy Store book signings, and goodies from our café. LBJ Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave 512.232.0100 wildflower.org/luminations Saturday, December 14

Retired Austin Travelers - a group for people who love to travel. Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM,in the Oak Hill Library at 5124 Convict Hill Road.. ratsonline.org.

Festival of Carols - 1pm - 5pm Listen to the vocal talents of local school choirs performing classic holiday songs. There will be music, refreshments, and fun activities for kids. The French Legation Museum 802 San Marcos St. programs@frenchlegationmuseum. org

Creative Arts Society - Meets on first Wed. of month (except Jan.,July, Aug.) at ACC Pinnacle, 10th floor, faculty lounge. 6pm networking. 7pm program. All artists and art enthusiasts are welcome. creativeartssociety.org 288-0574.

The Central Texas Medical Orchestra 2nd concert - 7:30pm benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society. LifeAustin Church 8901 W. Hwy 71. Tickets online $25.00 www.CTMOrchestra.org


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Outdoors & Fitness Ongoing Events Farmer’s Market at Sunset Valley - Locally grown fresh produce at Tony Burger Center, 3200 Jones Rd. Saturdays from 9am-1pm. www.sfcfarmersmarket.org. Free Introduction to Dance Class - for adults and teens. Every Saturday at 11am at Tapestry Dance Company & Academy, Western Trails Blvd., Austin. www. tapestry.org. Docent Tours of AMOA - Each Saturday and Sunday 1pm Docent-led tours of the recently restored 1916 Driscoll Villa, the intimate art exhibition Laguna Gloria Grounded and the historic gardens overlooking Lake Austin. at Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave. 512-495-9224 www.amoa.org. Texas Outdoor Women’s Network - Open to women of all ages interested in outdoor activities. fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and more! No experience required. Free monthly meetings on fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the LCRA Red Bud Complex, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd. . www.townaustin.org. Hill Country Outdoors- “Austin’s Most Active Outdoor, Sport and

Social Club” Specializing in adventure with outdoor events such as hiking, camping, biking, road trips and rafting. www.hillcountryoutdoors.com. Westcave Preserve public weekend tours- Sats. and Sundays, 10am., noon, 2pm & 4, $5 adult/$2 child/$15 family. One mile hike into the canyon & back. Kids welcome w/ adult. No pets. For more info call (830)825-3442 westcave.org . Thursday, Novemver 28Guided Hike - Second Saturday & second Sunday of each month at 9am at Bright Leaf Natural Area, 4400 Crestway Dr., Austin. Hikes are usually 4 miles long and last about 2 hours. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your own water. www.brightleaf.org Boot Camp Workout - At 9am every Saturday, our expert coaches will lead you through a muscle toning, fat burning, FREE 45 minute boot camp class! Bring your ten closest friends and jump start your weekend. Mills Elementary School 1-877-801-8171, extension 710 Nature Hike at McKinney State Falls - Free interpretive hikes to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna that can be seen at McKinney Falls. Hikes are offered

the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month starting at 10am from the Smith Visitors Center. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and bring water. Hikes last approximately 1.5 hours. Info contact: jeanneffia@ gmail.com

Arts & Entertainment cont. New Events Thursday, December 5

Night Train with Courtney McAdams - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 2889994 satellitebistroandbar.com

New Events Friday, December 6 Lights of Love 5K - 5:30 - 8:30pm Kick off your holiday season at RMHC’s Lights of Love. Run, walk or jog the 5K, stroll in the family fun run, take pictures with Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald and enjoy food, kids’ crafts & music - Mueller Hanger 4550 Mueller Blvd. Packet pick-up and on site registration at 5:30pm Saturday, December 7 KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing Along, Tree Lighting and Downtown Stroll at the Capitol and Congress Ave. - 6pm - 9pm The Sing Along takes place on the steps of the Texas State Capitol (11th St. and Congress Ave.). The tree is stationed at the south gates of the Capitol Lawn. The Stroll will take place along Congress Ave. from 11th St. to 7th St. Bring nonperishable food or cash donations for the Capital Area Food Bank.

Liz Morphis - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282. 2586 evangelinecafe.com tba - 9pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189 brokenspokeaustintx.com Marshall Ford Swing Band 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 satellitebistroandbar.com Shawn Nelson - 6:30pm Amber Lucille - 8:30pm Leyla Fences - 10:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 poodies.net Friday, December 6

cluded with regular Zoo admission. 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin 78736. For additional information, call 512288-1490 or visit www.austinzoo. org.

Second Saturdays are for Families - $7 per family; $5 Member families. Noon-4pm at Austin Museum of Art, 823 Congress Ave. Please RSVP to akichorowsky@ New Events amoa.org to give an idea of materiDecember 1 - December 16 als needed. 512-495-9224 / www. amoa.org. Holiday Kid Workshops - At the Art Garage. Let your kids get At Austin Children’s Museum: creative and have some shopCommunity Night - Come out and ping time for yourself. 11190 Circle play EVERY Wednesday night at Drive, Suite 202 (512) 852-9900 5pm and enjoy exhibits, storytime theartgarageaustin.com and a variety of hands-on activities. Themed stories, songs,d activities. Tuesday - Saturday: 11am, 1pm & Sat. & Sun., Dec. 7th & 8th 3pm. Baby Bloomers- Every Mon.. For kids 3 & under & their caregivers. Storytimes 9:30 & 11am; Singa-long 10:30am at Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado St.. 4722499 / ausinkids.org. Storytime - Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Hampton Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd. Toddler at 10:15 Thinkery Grand Opening - Exam, Preschool (ages 3-5) at 11am. plore the new innovative exhibits and participate in hands-on ac892-6680. wiredforyouth.co tivities. The new Austin Childrens Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary Museum 1830 Simond Ave info@ - Join us in making Animal Enrich- thinkeryaustin (512) 469-6200 ment (toys for animals) every Mon- Free - reserve tickets online. day and Wednesday at 11:30am in the Picnic Grove and Story Time Saturday, December 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15am and 1:15pm in the Peacock Barn. Both activities are in- Snow Day - 12pm - 4pm Toss a

snowball, build a snow man, make a snow angel and much more! The Hill Country Galleria, 13500 Galleria Cir, Saturday, December 14

Little Brave - 8pm Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-8287636 strangebrewloungeside.com $10

Ian Moore - 9:45pm Kail Baxley (Opens for Ian Moore) Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512828-7636 strangebrewloungeside. com $20

Charlie Pierce - 4pm Hayden Huse - 8pm Parker McCollum - 10:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 poodies.net $5 Cajun Night with Charles Thibodeaux’s Cajun Trio - featuring Shrimp Boil & All You Can Eat Fried Catfish at the Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512-301-4648 nuttybrown.com Trio Landa - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 satellitebistroandbar. com Saturday, December 7

Thursday, December 12 T. Jarrod Bonta Trio - 10pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282-2586 evangelinecafe.com Mente Clara - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 satellitebistroandbar. com Libby Koch - 4pm Parker McCollum - 630pm Adam Lopez and his Rythem Review - 8:30pm pm Johnson - 11pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 poodies.net Friday, December 13 Van Wilkes - 10pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 2822586 evangelinecafe.com

Jonas Alvarez - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512899-4300 centralmarket.com Free Sunday, December 8

Monday, December 9

Cornell Hurd - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 4426189 brokenspokeaustintx.com

The Bullock Goes to the Dogs 12pm - 3pm The Plaza will be filled with activities celebrating the special relationship between dogs and their owners with games, photo ops, information booths, and more. Fun for the whole family, dogs included. Free program. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress

Annie & Kate - 7pm Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512-301-4648 nuttybrown.com Free

Gospel Brunch with Bells of Joy - 11am - 2pm Maria’s Taco Xpress 2529 South Lamar Blvd. 512-444-0261 tacoxpress.com

Eve & the Exiles - 10pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282-2586 evangelinecafe.com

Letters to Santa - A Holiday Musical - 3:30pm - 6pm production features a festive cast who will have children of all ages dancing in the seats and singing along with familiar songs such as “Jingle Bells,” “Up On The Housetop,” and “Deck The Halls!” Bring a canned good to join us onstage and be part of the show! LifeAustin, 8901 W. Hwy 71 512-291-2179

Buster Jiggs - 11:55am $5 Carl Hutchens - 8pm Erik Larson and Peacemaker - 10:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 poodies.net $7

Gospel Brunch w/ The Purgatory Players - 11am Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-8287636 strangebrewloungeside.com

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Texas Jamm Band (members of George Strait’s Ace in The Hole band) - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189 brokenspokeaustintx.com

WrenFro w/ McKinney, Scalzo, Sexton - 8pm Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-828-7636 strangebrewloungeside.com $5

Asleep at the Wheel - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189 brokenspokeaustintx. com $20 Rollfast Ramblers - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 satellitebistroandbar.com

Tuesday, December 10

Whiskey Root - 11pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 poodies.net $5

Chip Doland - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 282. 2586 evangelinecafe.com

Blackbird 3 - 6:30pm Central Market 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. 512899-4300 centralmarket.com Free

Private Party with Alvin Crow - 5:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 442-6189 brokenspokeaustintx.com

Saturday, December 14

Jacob Steifel - 10:30pm Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 Wednesday, December 11 Danny Brittt - 7pm Evangeline Cafe 8106 Brodie Lane 512. 2822586 evangelinecafe.com Happy Hour with My Buddy Todd - 5:30 Chisos Grill 12921 Hill Country Blvd. 512-263-7353 chisosgrill.com Van Wilkes - 8pm Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca Rd 512-828-7636 strangebrewloungeside.com $5

Dale Watson - 9:30pm Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar 4426189 brokenspokeaustintx.com T Jarrod Bonta Trio - 7pm Satellite Bistro & Bar 5900 Slaughter Ln #400 288-9994 satellitebistroandbar.com Charlie Harrison - 6:30pm Ricky Stein - 9:30pm $7 Clay McClinton - 11pm $10 Poodie’s Hilltop Bar & Grill, 22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood. 264-0318 poodies.net Al Monti’s Acoustic Duo - 7pm Nutty Brown Cafe 12225 Highway 290 West 512-301-4648 nuttybrown.com Free


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December 5--December 18, 2013

Student Athlete Spotlight sponsored by Oak Hill Body & Paint

Desiree Lampkin by Patrick Olson Helping guide the Bowie girls basketball team to a 7-4 start, Desiree Lampkin efficiently leads the Lady Dawgs’ attack from the point guard position. Earning a starting spot on the varsity as a sophomore and beating Georgetown recently rank as her favorite athletic experiences at Bowie. The junior contributed 16 points in a 55-31 victory over the Lady Eagles. Born in Austin, Desiree attended Baranoff Elementary before advancing to Bailey Middle School, Continued on page 21

Desiree Lampkin, Bowie

Jeremy Mantia by Patrick Olson

Davis Franklin (#5) entered the game at the onset of the fourth quarter, and made a free throw that Gazette: Sarah Weeks capped the scoring in the game, as the Maroons dribbled out the final seconds.

Maroons off to a good start by Patrick Olson Scoring from the free throw line enabled Austin High to capture a pair of non-district wins last week. The Maroons topped Leander 55-45 on Tuesday, and conquered Pflugerville Connally 65-61 on Friday. In the

two contests, Austin High sank 32 of 44 shots (73%) from the charity stripe, as coach Andy Dudney’s crew prepares for the district opener at Akins, December 20th at 8 p.m. Winzel Sterling’s field goal put the Maroons in front of Leander

12-6 as the first quarter expired. A layup from Matt Jones, plus a steal and basket by Sterling, extended the advantage to 18-6. The Lions narrowed the lead with free throws, until a successful shot in the paint Continued on page 22

Operating at the forward spot for the Austin High boys basketball team, Jeremy Mantia brings versatility to the Maroons. “He’s become a complete player,” coach Andy Dudney said. “He understands the sense of urgency and he’s able to handle it.” Mantia provides rebounding ability inside and offensive skills on the perimeter, as Austin High aims to return to the playoffs in 2014. A native of Austin, Mantia attended Travis Heights Elementary, before moving up to O’Henry Middle School, where he also played tennis and ran Continued on page 21

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If you are in the market for Christmas stockings or ornaments you really need look no further than “Whatever Kitsch and Smokes� right at the Y in Oak Hill near Verona Ristorante. Proprietor Rochelle Hamby will gladly show you some pretty cool stockings, including hooked wool ones that look like cowboy boots. Their selection of tree ornaments might be even more impressive and “out there.� Where else are you likely to come across a pink “lederhosen unicorn� ornament? Whatever has lots of cool gifts for the quirkier side of the family. Rochelle has stocked a decent selection of “disappearing� coffee mugs (civil liberties and gays coming out of the closet). You can also find reproductions of 1930s’s era wind-up tin toys . “The boxers are my favorite,� says Rochelle, “I play with them at least 3 times a week.�

Other items include jewelry, wallets, purses, t-shirts, hats, cards, refrigerator magnets, Watch you civi1 liberties paintings by lo- vanish when you pour cofcal artist Greg- fee into this mug. ory Bailey and much more. Whatever also has their own line of e-liquid for e-cigarettes named Violet Crown, featuring over 50 gourmet flavors,. Check them out online at whateversmokes. com or check them out on Facebook and you can get a good sense of what you might find at this unique store. You can also like them on Facebook for coupons, event notices and some pretty off-the-wall videos they have been making lately.

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Oak Hill mail store has a big selection of cards, gifts and more. Fans of Postal Annex’s gift selection will be happy to hear that new owner JosÊ Ancer is continuing the tradition begun by Mari Spacek of making the Oak Hill store the best gift-stocked mail store, by far, in this past of town. The old favorites are still around. For the kids there is a large selection of Webkins and many new Melissa and Doug™ items. Games and windup toys can also be found at the store. Back in stock again, too are the pop-up and snow globe Christmas cards. Envirosax (fashionable shopping bags that roll up to fit in your purse) should be this year’s most practical yet fun gift for fellow Austinites living in the new bag-ban era. Local artisan, Stephen Van Gee, sells his hand-carved wooden bowls, wine stoppers and more at the store and there are a lot of Home

GrownŽ whimsical figurines to choose from. Among ne w items this year are scarves and headbands in a variety of styles “Banana Beagles� from from Ganz. Home GrownŽ In addition, Postal Annex has added a new service for their cutovers this year— they are now able to ship wine and craft beers and they have all the packaging you would need to ship those items safely. The mail store is located at the corner of Highway 290 and William Cannon and they can ship items via FedEx, UPS, USPS and DHL.


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Gardeners or birders on your list?

Oak Hill is blessed to have the granddaddy of organic gardening stores right in our backyard. Tucked away on Old Bee Caves Road at the corner of Thomas Cook Road is one of the most beautiful and unique garden centers in the world. Natural Gardener has been voted “Best Nursery” ten times in the Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin poll”.. You will appreciate Natural Gardener’s selection of books— the perfect choice for gardeners waiting out the winter, itching to get their hands back into the soil outside. Natural Gardener has the very best gardening reference books; great field guides and nature books; books on permaculture, composting, rainwater harvesting, and sustainability. If you’re looking for a purely decorative gift, The Natural Gardener has thousands of options. Choose from dazzling sun catchers;

wind chimes that range from petite to cathedral-sized; colorful, cute handmade beaded animals, bugs, and birds; critters made from bicycle chains and other repurposed metal parts; solar lanterns and glow-in-the-dark decorations; and hundreds of other items. Natural Gardener also stocks a wide variety of feeders, birdseed, feeder accessories, birdhouses (including owl houses), birdbaths, and more. Their amazing assortment of hummingbird feeders include both traditional and highly-decorative styles. Be sure to visit the book room for pocket guides and field guides for identifying birds and also books to help create beautiful backyard bird habitats. If the choices are too overwhelming, you can always buy a gift card. Natural Gardener gift cards are available in any amount and they never expire.

The A-Tex Christmas Store has been an Austin tradition for the past 25 years at the north A-Tex location on Burnet Road. For most of those years JoAnn Buchtel, who runs the 290 location in Oak Hill, has been the buyer for the seasonal store. And this year Oak Hill finally gets their own Christmas Store. “We don’t have to cut back on employees hours when it isn’t pool season,” said Buchtel, “and I thought Oak Hill needed their own store.” The Christmas Store now has a 50% off introductory sale going on through the holiday season. A-Tex carries high quality artificial trees that come with a 10 year warranty, plus a 3 year warranty on lights. A-Tex can repair or replace, as needed. Their trees range from 3 feet up to 12 feet. A-Tex is also a headquarters for holiday lights and the carry both LED and incandescent lights, plus replacement bulbs (including C-9s). The store also carries custom wreaths

and garlands, stockings, tree skirts, nativity sets and a huge variety of ornaments. “We have hundreds A-Tex has ornaments in of dif ferent ornaments to stock for every taste. choose from,” says Buchtel,“ they range from traditional to silly and from kids’ ornaments to elegant ones. Unlike at some of the bigger box stores, the folks at A-Tex are happy to spend time consulting with their customers and handing out advice. “Christmas is my favorite holiday,” says Buchtel. Good thing, too, since once she is through with this year’s season, Buchtel will be back at the Dallas Trade Show in January finding a bunch of cool new items for next year.

If watches or jewelry happen to be on your list this year, forget the mall craziness and check out family-owned Throckmorton’s at 5716 Highway 290 West. Owner David Throckmorton has been in the watch repair business since the 1970’s and he and wife Tracey opened up their Oak Hill storefront back in 2006. Throckmorton’s carries hundreds of watches ranging in price from around $100 to over $3,000. Swiss-made Luminox, known for their line of luminescent high-performance sport watches, is their top selling brand. Other brands they carry include Bulova, Wenger, Mido, Suunto and Phosphor. In addition to custom jewelry designs, Throckmorton’s carries several lines of quality jewelry. The Chamilia collection, known for customizable jewelry with a huge selection of beads and charms, is currently on sale at

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Patronize your local merchants this season Sure, you can sit at home and buy all of your Christmas gifts online, or you can brave the masses at the mall or shop at the big boxes, but if you want to find some hidden gems and support local merchants and artisans, you might have a much more enjoyable experience getting through the pre-Christmas craziness. First Hobby First Hobby is a new shop located right behind the Donut Taco Palace at 290 and Industrial Oaks. They specialize in model trains and remote controlled cars, planes, helicopters and even boats. What could be more thrilling than watching your child open up a brand new train set. First Hobby has all-inclusive sets in al of the popular scales— N, HO, O,and G. These come with tracks, cars and even all the batteries you need. Brands include Athearn, Atkas, Broadway Limited, Bachmann, Kato and Lionel. For those who already have their train set, consider accessories such as more tracks, scenery, figures and vehicles. First Hobby carries radio controlled vehicles in a wide range of prices for all ages. Radio control brands includeTraxxas, Losi and Blade. Storied Firearms Charlie and Cherie Harris at Storied Firearms in the old train depot on Highway 290 West want you to know that they have plenty of ammo these days, so maybe that might make the perfect stocking stuffer for someone on your list. Storied Firearms buys, sells and trades just about any sort of firearm you might be interested in, and if they don’t have it in stock, chances are they can get it. Hot items for women this year include pink

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camouflage pistols. Mike Wilson’s Owl Houses Mike Wilson is a local carpenter who also makes and installs owl houses. Mike says that this is the perfect time of year for the owls to be looking for new homes. He wants you to now that these aren’t huge owls who will next in the houses he builds, rather they are Western Screech Owls which measure about 7 to 10 inches in height. Wilson makes the houses from repurposed cedar and he knows just how to install the houses to best attract the owls. If you run into Mike, he will whip out his phone and show you lots of pictures of owls that satisfied customers have sent to him. Imagine getting a bird’s eye view of a pair of owls raising a family right near your house. That would be a pretty cool gift that is sure to please somebody on your list.

dinner or for your holiday party. They can also cater your holiday event. In addition to a long list of smoked meats and side dishes, they are also serving fried catfish now. And for dessert, try the apple or peach cobbler, or a slice of pecan pie. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, so consider checking these merchants out soon, but remember that local businesses need your patronage year round to survive. Keep First Hobby carries this LGB Christmas Starter it local and you keep the money in Set. It is ideal under the tree or for your outdoor the local economy, plus you will find holiday display. some pretty neat gift ideas.

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Arts & Entertainment

Four-time Tony award winner Memphis is coming to Austin Memphis is coming to Austin December 10-15 at Bass Concert Hall. Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro); four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including

Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo). MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black

singer. MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Tickets are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060.

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A Christmas Story is at Zach’s new Topfer Theater until December 29. Based on the classic holiday film, young Ralphie and his quest for the Red Ryder B.B. Gun comes to delightful life on stage! Visions of pink bunny suits, tongues stuck on flagpoles, turkey-loving dogs and Pop’s beloved fishnet leg lamp will make all your family’s sugar-plum Christmas wishes come true. Call 512-476-0541, x1 for more information.

On Saturday, November 16th, at the Burger Center, a special event took place during the Bowie Boys Varsity basketball game against Crockett High School. The Bowie Varsity team joined with Tiger Cub Scout Pack 12, Den 11 (first graders at Clayton and Baldwin elementary schools.) to assist in a scouting project. According to Den Leader Michael Mann, this is the boys first year in scouting, and the goal of the event was to learn about teamwork and sportsmanship as part of their scouting requirement. The Tiger Cubs joined the team lineup on the

court to kick off the Saturday game. They sang the National Anthem led by Bowie Junior singer, Morgan Martel, left, in red, as the Bowie Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard presented the flag. The JROTC program is led by Lt. Colonel (retired) Robert Downey and Master Sergeant (retired), David Loyd. The Tiger Cubs especially loved the “high fives” given by the players as they announced the starting lineup. One of the scout parents said, “It was exciting for the boys to be a part of that team spirit.” - submitted


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ANGLICAN St. Philip’s Anglican Church 1408 W. 9th St, Austin. 78703 Fr. Gary Francis, Vicar Holy Communion 1928 Book of Common Prayer Sunday 11:00 am gkfrancis@suddenlink.net Traditional Anglican Worship

ASSEMBLY OF GOD New Life Assembly of God 7612 Cooper Lane, Austin. 78745 (Between Wm. Cannon and Dittmar) Call: 445-5433 Pastor: Charlie Hilburn Sunday Services: Sunday School 9:30am; Worship & Children’s Church 10:30am; Prayer and Worship Service 6pm Wednesday Services: 7:00pm Kidtastic! * Missio Dei Youth Ministry * Adult Class newlifeaustin@agchurches.org www.newlifeaustin.org connecting...growing...reaching

BAPTIST Bee Cave Baptist Church 13222 Hwy. 71W (at Hwy. 620) 263-5058 Pastor: Rev. Jim Roquemore Services: Sun. 10:45am & 6:30pm, Sunday School 9:30am Children’s church available Sun. am Wed. Prayer & Bible Study 7 pm First Baptist Church of Oak Hill 6907 Convict Hill Rd 78749 288-7570 Pastor: Rob Satterfield Services: Sun. 10:50am & 6:00pm Bible Study Sun. 9:30am Wednesday Prayer 6:45pm www.fbcoakhill.org Oak Hill Primitive Baptist Church 11408 Camp Ben McCulloch Rd. Pastor: Elder Richard Halbgewachs Church: 288-4994 Pastor: 894-4105 Services: Every Sun. 10:30am

BUDDHIST Chittamani Buddhist Center Without Inner Peace, Outer Peace is Impossible. Classes and meditation currently on the 4 Noble Truths. Every Sunday 9:30am -11 am Everyone welcome www.MeditationInAustin.org 1918 Bissel Lane, 78745 (off Manchaca) 512-916-4444 Sitagu Buddha Vihara 9001 Honeycomb Dr. 78737 (4 miles west of the “Y”). We are a monastery, meditation center, community center, education center

and home of a beautiful Burmese pagoda. Daily activities. sitagu.org/austin/, (512)301-3968 sitaguvihara@yahoo.com.

CATHOLIC St. Catherine of Siena 4800 Convict Hill Rd. 78749 892-2420 Pastor Rev. Patrick Coakley Weekend Masses: Sat. 5pm, Sun 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm Weekday Masses: Mon-Fri. 12noon, Sat. 9am, Tues & 1st Fri 7pm

CHURCH OF CHRIST Western Hills Church of Christ 6211 Parkwood Drive 892-3532 www.westernhillscoc.com whcc@westernhillscoc.com Sunday Services:9am Bible Classes (all ages),10am Worship (with Children’s Church) Evening - groups & worship alternat-ing weeks Wednesday: 7pm Worship, classes for all ages, 6pm Meal together We have an inspiring and Bibli-cally rich worship service, a very active Youth Ministry and a growing Children’s Ministry! “We are... a place to believe, a place to belong, a place to call home”

COWBOY CHURCH Cowboy Church of the Hill Country 8305 Sharl Cove (slightly south of intersection of Loop 45 and Camp Ben McCulloch Road) 587-2242 Pastor: Jerry Kelley pastor@cowboychurchhc.com Services: Sunday 10 a.m. www.cowboychurchhc.org facebook.com/Cowboy ChurchHC info@cowboychurchhc.org We do things the Cowboy way!

EPISCOPALIAN St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 11819 So. IH-35 (exit #223, FM 1327; take north access road 1.1 mile) 282-5631 www.stalbansaustin.org Seeking the transformation of lives through sharing God’s love and grace Rector: The Rev. Margaret Waters Services: 9 a.m. Come & See! (Blended worship w/ sermon & Holy Eucharist) 10:00 a.m. Coffee Hour 10:15 a.m. Christian Formation for All Ages (Please go to the website for more details) 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II 12:45 p.m. Coffee Hour Children’s Chapel at both services, and professional nursery from 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Youth Group, Sundays 4-6 p.m. Bible Study, Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 8724 Travis Hills Dr. 78735 (between Southwest Parkway and Old Bee Caves Road) 288-0128 www.stchristopher.net Rector: The Rev. Bo Townsend Services: Holy Communion at 10am Sundays; Children’s Chapel at 10 am Christian Ed. 9am (Sept. 10-May 20) Seeking God’s Truth, Sharing God’s Love

HINDU TEMPLE Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani Temple Radha Madhav Dham, 400 Barsana Road, Austin, Texas 78737 (FM 1826, 7 miles from 290 W) 288-7180 Sunday Services: 11:00am- 12:30pm; 7:30-9:30pm Visiting hours: 8:1510am & 3-5pm daily

ISLAM Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center Religious Services/Youth & Children Activities 1701 W Ben White Blvd. Bldg. #3 512-693-2924 Friday Sermon @ 1:00 PM Mosque open 7 days for 5 daily prayers Check Mosque website for prayer timings and weekend programs www.masjidibrahim.org Email: admin@masjidibrahim.org

LUTHERAN Abiding Love Lutheran Church 7210 Brush Country, 78749 892-4040 Sr. Pastor:Lynnae Sorensen Assoc. Pastor: Brad Highum Sunday Services: 8:30am and 11am Sunday School 9:45 am Children’s Center 892-2777 M-F, 7:00am-6:00pm Food Pantry-Monday, 1:30-3:30pm info@abidinglove.org www.abidinglove.org Bethany Lutheran Church “Where Jesus Meets His Friends” 3701 West Slaughter Lane (next to Bowie High School) 292-8778 email: info@blcms.org Pastor: Rev. William B. Knippa Assoc. Pastor: Rev. Kevin D. Lentz Sun. Worship Services: 8am (Trad.) 9:30 & 11:00 am (Blended Traditional & Contemporary Music) 6:00 p.m. (Contemporary Praise) Sunday School & Bible Study: 9:30am Nursery During Services Bethany Preschool, Mon & Wed program, Tues & Thur program www.blcms.org Holy Cross Lutheran Church 4622 S. Lamar 892-0516 Rev. Magdalene Holm-Roesler, Pastor Services: 10:00 am Sunday Study Hour: 9:00 am Sunday

Fellowship & Coffee after services Adult and Children’s Sun. School hclcaustin.org You’re always welcome here. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church 10408 Hwy 290 West (4 miles from the “Y” in Oak Hill) 512-288-2370 info@ConnectwithJesus.org www.Mt.OliveAustin.org Pastors: Paul Meyer and Ben Braun Services: 8 am traditional and 10:30 am contemporary. Education Hour: 9:15-10:15 am Preschool: 18 months to Pre-K, Preschool Phone: 512-288-2330 Full and part-time hours. Risen Savior Lutheran Church-WELS 2811 Aftonshire Way 78748 280-8282 Rev. Paul Kuehn, pastor Services: Sunday Worship— 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Classes for all ages, Sunday— 11:00am; Thursday Night Worship— 7:00 pm www.risensavioraustin.net

METHODIST Oak Hill United Methodist Church 7815 Hwy. 290 W. 78736 288-3836 Rev. Jim Roberts, Rev. Pam Sheffield, and Rev. Stella Burkhalter Services: Sunday 8:45, 10 & 11:15am (Interpreted for the deaf at 11:15 service) Wednesday ReCharge service 6:15pm Sunday School: 10 & 11:15am Children’s Sunday School: 8:45, 10 & 11:15am Youth group: 5pm www.oakhillumc.org open hearts, open minds, open doors! Manchaca United Methodist Church Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors! 1011 FM 1626 (SE corner of FM 1626 & Manchaca Rd) www.ManchacaUMC.org; office@ ManchacaUMC.org; 512.282.7274 Pastors: Rev. Laura Adam, Rev. Tracey Beadle Sunday Schedule: 8:30 am – Traditional Worship with Communion in the Sanctuary. 9:45 am - Sunday School; adult, youth and children. 11:00 am - Traditional Worship and Hymns in the Sanctuary. 11 am - Life on the Road - Casual Praise Service in the Family Life Center 4 pm - High school & Middle school youth programs including tutoring Wednesday Worship: 6:00 am Individual Prayer and Meditation with Communion

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7416 Hwy 71 W, 78735 512-288-8000 Worship services: 9:15 and 11:00 Children’s Ministry: 9:15 and 11:00 Middle/High School 6 pm www.austinridge.org LifeAustin 8901 W Hwy 71 78735 Phone: 512-220-6383 Lead Pastor: Randy Phillips Sun. Services: 9 am Celebration Service, 11 am Celebration Service Wed Services: 7 pm Life University, 7 pm Student Life LifeAustin is a Bible Church - a cosmopolitan community of healing and hope. We are all about connecting people to Christ and to each other. Unity Church of Austin 5501Hwy 290 West, 78735 (512) 892-3000 unity@unitychurchaustin.org Rev. Analea Rawson Service 11:00 pm “Our God is love,our race is human and our religion is oneness.” www.unitychurchaustin.org

ORTHODOX St. Sophia Orthodox Church 225 Rose Dr. in Dripping Springs Fr. Peter Smith, Pastor 512) 638-0721 / pcmsmith@hotmail. com (Fr. Peter’s email) www.stsophiachurch.us Services: Sundays- 8:45 a.m. Orthros (Matins) & 10:00 a.m. Divine LiturgyWednesdays- 7:00 p.m. Daily Vespers or other special services according to the season Saturdays- 5:45 pm. Ninth Hour & 6:00 pm Great Vespers and Confession Special feast day services as announced All services are in English and visitors are always welcome. The Orthodox Church is the original, historic, pre-denominational Church of the New Testament. Please join us for worship soon!

PRESBYTERIAN Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church 5226 W William Cannon 78749 Pastor Larry W. Coulter; Assoc. Pastors Michael Killeen, Britta Dukes Worship Schedule: 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Shepherd of the Hills Brodie Campus at the corner of Brodie Ln. & Hewitt Ln. 12420 Hewitt Lane 78748 Ted Thulin, Campus Pastor Worship Schedule: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Web site: www.shpc.org


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Crockett girls win some lose some by Patrick Olson After sprinting out to a 4-0 start on the season, the Lady Cougars earned a pair of wins, and suffered three losses at a tournament in Floresville. “I think we grew as a team and got to see some opponents and some styles of play that we had not seen up to that point,” coach Jennifer Shuttlesworth said. “Overall, I think we got a lot of good things from the

tournament.” Forward Jordyn Holmes and point guard Darcy Lof continue to lead the brown and gold club offensively, with Korin Park-Overton providing defense with strong rebounding. Holmes paces the club in steals, assists and blocked shots. Lof ranks second in steals and assists. The Lady Cougars ventured north with the Crockett boys team to take

Student Athlete Spotlight Desiree Lampkin Continued from p. 12

where she also played volleyball. After competing on the freshman volleyball team during her first year at Bowie, Lampkin opted to focus exclusively on basketball. Her older brother, DeAndre Perry, played football at Bowie and now attends the University of Houston. During the summer, Desiree improved her hoops skills playing against

DeAndre, and competing on the club team Austin Glory while traveling to tournaments in Dallas, Arkansas and Tennessee. English instructor Ms. Garrison is Desiree’s favorite teacher at Bowie. “She knows how to teach well,” the junior court general explained. “She is very helpful.” Lampkin’s fondest academic experience occurred when she received a 100 on a chemistry exam. Her mother Candi provides a positive influence. “She’s my support system and is always there for

on Lampasas on Tuesday, and will participate in the Navasota Tournament this weekend. Shuttlesworth’s crew hosts Rockdale on December 13th and entertains Blanco on December 20th. Following a home game versus Wimberley on New Year’s Eve, the team begins district competition on January 3rd versus Travis.

me,” Desiree noted. Lampkin’s older sister Audrey also played basketball at Bowie. Lampkin now brings vocal leadership to a team aiming to make the playoffs in 2014, after winning two games in the postseason last year. She also provides a calming influence for her teammates during intense battles on the court. The Lady Dawgs travel north to participate in the 34th annual Jack Frost Invitational Tournament this weekend in Georgetown. Bowie opens versus San Antonio Wagner at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Student Athlete Spotlight Jeremy Mantia Continued from p. 12 Operating at the forward spot for the Austin High boys basketball team, Jeremy Mantia brings versatility to the Maroons. “He’s become a complete player,” coach Andy Dudney said. “He understands the sense of urgency and he’s able to handle it.” Mantia provides rebounding ability inside and offensive skills on the perimeter, as Austin High aims to return to the playoffs in 2014. A native of Austin, Mantia attended Travis Heights Elementary, before moving up to O’Henry Middle School, where he also played tennis and ran track. Each of his four years in high school, Mantia has played basketball and competed on the swim team in the 50-meter freestyle event. In the summer he plays hoops for the club team

Austin Wildcats, traveling to Dallas for tournaments. Swim coach and AP-US History instructor Drew Calver is Mantia’s favorite teacher at Austin High. Jeremy’s grandfather provides a consistent, positive influence for the 6’4” baller. “He keeps reminding me to do well in my classes,” Mantia noted. His favorite athletic moment occurred recently on a dunk in a win over Leander. “Do well in school, because it is the only way you’re going to get on the court. And practice, practice, practice,” Mantia replied when asked what advice he may have for future Austin High pupils hoping to compete at the varsity level. The Maroons visit Cedar Park Friday night. “We need to do what we do best,” Mantia added. “Run our plays, play defense and our offense will come to us.”

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Park & Ride will move to ACC Pinnacle lot G Continued from p. 1 specialist for Capital Metro, told the Gazette, “Capital Metro has been working with TxDOT thus far to co-exist at the Oak Hill Park & Ride during construction. However, the project has become more complex and as a result, Capital Metro will temporarily close the Oak Hill Park & Ride effective Monday, December 9, and relocate to the ACC Pinnacle Campus—Lot G (weekdays only) until construction ends.” The move comes none too soon. Rider Xiaoyan Dai reported that she arrived for the 7:20 a.m. bus, to find only two parking spots left for the riders of the 7:40, 8:00 and 8:20 a.m. buses. How riders feel about the move depends on which side of the ‘Y’ they live. Several riders said the move to ACC will save them a trip through the congested ‘Y’ intersection. But Jane Osterhout is not one of them. She said, “ACC isn’t nearly as convenient for me. Now I’ll have to fight the traffic at the ‘Y’ at Oak Hill.” Schedule is another concern of riders. For a few weeks, the Oak Hill Flyer will maintain its schedule from the Park & Ride despite its move southwest of the ‘Y.’ That means each bus will arrive at least ten minutes later to its downtown destinations. Ayala said the schedule would be adjusted. She said, “There will be schedule changes during our Janu-

ary Service Change period, where we have adjusted the schedule to arrive earlier. Those changes will take effect January 26, 2014.” Roberto Gonzalez, of Capital Metro Planning, met with disembarking riders on Tuesday to hand out flyers about the move and answer questions. He said bus drivers would have an option of routes to the Park & Ride: • Mopac to U.S. 290 West • Mopac to William Cannon to U.S. 290 West • Mopac to Southwest Parkway to William Cannon to U.S. 290 West The two neighborhood (Scenic Brook, Westcreek) buses will remain the same in the mornings: pick up in the Scenic Brook area, stop at the Park & Ride, pick up at the Westcreek stop. But the afternoon route will change. Gonzalez said that after the move, Westcreek residents will disembark at Oakclaire Drive prior to the stop at the Park & Ride. Scenic Brook area residents will reach their neighborhood after stopping at the Park & Ride. Dai was one of several riders hoping that Capital Metro will find a new home for the Oak Hill Park & Ride. She said, “The [current] P&R is the worst. It is hard to get in and out. It is not safe. There are not enough parking spots. I wish they will never go back to the old one.”

Maroons off to a good start Continued from p. 12

and one free throw by Sterling kept the Maroons in control 24-19. Austin High led 26-22 at intermission. Graham Warner’s interior field goal for the Lions tied the game 29-29, before Jones’ strong drive inside for a basket and one free throw restored the lead for Austin. Sterling then had another steal and a layup. After Joseph Mahoney nailed a three-pointer at the top of the key for the visitors, Jeremy Mantia finished a Maroon fast break with a dunk, and the Austin High student section roared with approval. Jones collected an assist on a jump shot by Lado Dogale that gave the Maroons a 38-34 lead. Davis Franklin entered the game for Jones at the onset of the fourth quarter, and Mantia’s drive thru the lane gave the Maroons a 42-38 advantage. With the clock winding down, the Maroons spread the floor and Mantia found Dogale underneath for a bucket that put Austin High in front 48-41. Franklin’s free throw capped the scoring in the game, as the Maroons dribbled out the final seconds. “The Connally game was a grind-it-out game,” Dudney

Jeremy Mantia (#3) grabs a jump ball for his Austin High Maroons. added. “We used every time out available, and knew that we just had to stay the course and finish the game from the foul line.” Senior captains

Sterling and Jones contributed 14 and 13 points respectively. The Maroons visit Cedar Park on Friday with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.

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Bowie over Round Rock 53 to 40 by Patrick Olson

The Bulldogs established a 16-6 lead after the first quarter, and Bowie registered a 53-40 win over Round Rock Tuesday evening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our execution was not very good tonight,â&#x20AC;? coach Celester Collier said candidly afterward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get way better.â&#x20AC;? Bowie will have three tournaments to improve before district play begins on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve at 6 p.m. versus Austin High at Burger Gym. Jake Walton had six points, while

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$30,000 estimate because the tree is buried and the added weight of the attached soil will increase the cost of removing the tree, Fossum said.) The money will be paired with a $57,000 grant from the city to pay for the removal of the tree. The grant will only be applied if the full amount is raised. Fossum said the tree is in good health, having been well preserved decades ago. “The tree must have gotten buried over 40 years ago when 290 was built,” Fossum said. “Fortunately, somebody protected the tree by adding rocks and sand to allow for drainage and the trunk didn’t rot.” The historic tree has a 75 percent chance of surviving the transplant, according to an Austin Heritage Tree Foundation press release. Fossum said while every transplant is different, there is a standard of care given to trees before and after a transplant. “Generally speaking, before you move the tree you will treat it with water and mulch and perhaps a root (stimulate) to get the tree to perk up as much as possible,” Fossum said. “Then you’re basically going to dig down around the tree and (depending on the process), you’ll find someway to support the root ball and take it out of the location where it is now.”

progress in a short time. “It sounds like this is against all odds, but we have come a long way under very difficult circumstances,” Fossum said. “TxDOT is also helping by giving the tree a chance to remain on site for a few more weeks. The Oak Hill and Austin communities care for this tree and want it preserved, so everyone is helping. Together, we can do this.” Ways to Donate · Send a check to the Austin Parks Foundation, 507 Calles Street, Ste. 116, Austin, TX 78702. Make sure to write “Austin Heritage Tree Foundation- Taco Bell Tree” on the memo line. · Call the Austin Parks Foundation at 512-477-1566 ext. 1 to donate by phone. Specify that your donation is for the “Austin Heritage Tree Foundation- Taco Bell Tree.” · Donate with a credit card at this link: https://www.austinparks.org/ adopter-donations.html. Click on the Austin Heritage Tree Foundation box. For all donations, email mfossum@ austin.rr.com with the amount and donor’s name and specify that the donation is for the Taco Bell Tree. The Austin Heritage Tree Foundation operates under the Parks Foundation, which manages the tree fund. Donations are tax deductible.

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Fossum said this tree will most likely be put on a trailer with a large crane, then be transported across the street to a TxDOT-provided location, 500 feet northeast of where it currently stands. The tree would reside in TxDOT’s right-of-way and be unaffected by future construction. Fossum said the tree would also receive five years of aftercare, which will consist of applying mulch, monitoring soil moisture and checking for parasites. A certified arborist will visit the tree quarterly and irrigation will be installed so that the oak can by properly watered. “The roots of the tree will reestablish themselves and re-grow in order to support the canopy,” Fossum said. As stated in the 2008 Oak Hill Combined Neighborhood plan, the Taco Bell Tree holds a special place in Oak Hill’s history as part of Beckett’s Grove, a line of oak and pecan trees near the intersection of 290 and William Cannon, named for the Beckett family who owned the former ranch land in the 1870s. The location was frequently used as a campsite by travelers heading into Austin. The Austin Heritage Tree Foundation sent out a fundraising letter on Tuesday and will be reaching out to local businesses for donations. Fossum said while the $41,000 fund may seem daunting, Oak Hill residents have already made significant

SW. Daugherty said it’s important to have his fellow commissioners on board with the roadway. Now that the SH-45 SW project is starting over—yet again—a new environmental impact study must be completed to assess the effect the roadway would have on all matters of life in the region, considering environmental concerns, constraints and the needs of drivers and area residents. Daugherty said he believes, using today’s advanced equipment, the roadway can be built without impacting the aquifer. “I think it’s pretty ridiculous to

think that you can’t build a 3.6-mile road across a very sensitive piece of land and not use everything available today to protect the aquifer,” Daugherty said. “In my mind, it’s not about protecting the aquifer—it’s that people think that if you build the road, it encourages more growth.” It’s not only the controversial project that has Daugherty and S.O.S.A. at odds; the environmental organization filed a Public Information Act lawsuit against the commissioner. S.O.S.A. says Daugherty failed to provide requested information on SH-45 SW. In an S.O.S.A. press statement, the organization said the lawsuit is in

regards to an information request seeking correspondence between Daugherty and “other persons or entities” concerning SH-45 SW. Daugherty said he’s provided all the information the county attorney says may be made publicly available. “It’s not like it’s any big secret about me wanting to do 45 Southwest. It’s kind of like, which part of this do you think I’m being secretive about?,” Daugherty said. “I’ve told the attorneys there’s nothing too personal that I have as it relates to this road that you couldn’t have.” For more information on the SH-45 SW project, visit www.sh45sw.com.

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