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November 2012

Newsletter for the Residents of Fair Oaks Ranch

Volume 2, Issue 11

Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em By Donna Fossum

It’s that time of the year when deciduous trees start losing their leaves as we transition into fall. But resist the urge to rake up all that foliage and send it to the landfill. There are many beneficial and decorative uses for leaves in our gardens. They’re great for: • Insulating dormant plants during the colder months. Just pile them around the plants you want to protect. • Retaining moisture around plants and beds. When dry leaves break down they produce leaf mold, a rich, natural compost that seals in moisture. • Sprucing up hanging baskets. Just slip colorful fall leaves in between the liner and the tines of the basket. • Making impressions in concrete pavers. Mix fast-drying concrete, pour it into a pizza box and press leaves into the wet concrete. When it’s completely dry, take it out of the box and pull out the leaves. Voilà – homemade pavers for your garden! • Oak leaves make some of the best mulch for your bedding areas. As they decompose, they add organic material to the soil. • And don’t forget fire safety. Dry leaves should never be allowed to pile up against your house, shed, privacy fence or other flammable structure. So put away the rake, and let the leaves fall where they may. Donna Fossum is a conservation planner for San Antonio Water System. Copyright © 2012 Peel, Inc.

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FAIR OAKS RANCH IMPORTANT NUMBERS EMERGENCIES NUMBERS EMERGENCY.................................................................. 911 Fire..................................................................................... 911 Ambulance......................................................................... 911 Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department...................210-698-0990 Animal Control..................................................210-698-0990 SCHOOLS Boerne ISD................................................www.boerne-isd.net Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary...............................210-698.-616

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UTILITIES Allied Waste Services - Garbage & Recycling......210-648-5222 AT&T - Telephone.............................................800-464-7928 CPSEnergy.....................................(new service) 210-353-2222 ................................(service trouble or repairs) 210-353-4357 Fair Oaks Ranch Utilities - Water.......................210-698-7685 GVTC - Cable & Telephone..............................800-367-4882 Pedernales Electric Co-op...................................888-554-4732 Time Warner - Cable..........................................210-244-0500 OTHER United States Post Office.......................................................... 607 E. Blanco. Rd. - Boerne, TX...................830-249-2414 ......................... (delivery info, stops, fwds, ect.) 830-249-9303 5837 De Zavala Rd - San Antonio, TX...........210-641-0248

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CTRC Oncologist to Lead Statewide Liver Cancer Trial

A Cancer Therapy & Research Center oncologist will lead the first study launched by the Statewide Clinical Trials Network of Texas (CTNeT). Devalingam Mahalingam, M.D., an oncologist at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is principal investigator on a Phase II study that will evaluate the drug G202 in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. CTNeT is a statewide nonprofit research network established by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to coordinate research efforts among 18 Texas academic institutions and community-based practices. CTNeT chose the proposal submitted by Dr. Mahalingam based on his experience as principal investigator of G202’s Phase I study, conducted at the CTRC. “We are excited that one of our exceptional CTRC physicians will be leading the first clinical trial conducted by CTNeT , and especially as it will focus on new opportunities to cure liver cancer,” said Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., director of the CTRC. “Liver cancer disproportionately affects San Antonio and South Texas and it is a major focus of the CTRC.  With rising rates of this disease in the U.S. as well, this clinical trial and other scientific work targeting this terrible disease at the CTRC will lead the way for our country’s efforts to prevent, detect, and cure liver cancer.” HCC is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and the number of people in the U.S. diagnosed with HCC has been increasing in recent years,

particularly among the Hispanic and Asian populations. The multiple sites and patients involved in the study will increase researchers’ ability to evaluate the therapy’s benefits. “G202 is a prodrug that can be targeted at a specific site in tumors, sparing normal cells, which means it is less toxic for the body overall,” Dr. Mahalingam said.  The drug works by attacking a specific protein called PSMA produced by the new blood vessels forming within a tumor, Dr. Mahalingam said. That also damages the tumor tissue around those blood vessels. Normal liver cells do not express PSMA. HCC occurs primarily in patients with chronic inflammatory disease of the liver, with most cases developing after a viral hepatitis infection such as hepatitis B and C. However, the obesity epidemic in the United States means a growing number of people have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and researchers expect HCC cases to continue to rise. “CTNeT has been developed to facilitate the multi-institution collaborations needed to rapidly evaluate promising new therapies for relatively rare types of cancer such as HCC,” said Charles E. Geyer, Jr., M.D., chief medical officer for CTNeT, “as well as identifying small groups of patients with more common cancers whose tumors are driven by critical genetic abnormalities which provide promising new targets for therapies being developed.” The study will begin enrolling patients within six weeks at up to 10 CTNeT sites throughout Texas. The San Antonio-based biotech company GenSpera will sponsor the trial.

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FAIR OAKS RANCH The Fair Oaks Gazette is a private publication published by Peel, Inc. It is not sanctioned by any homeowners association or organization, nor is it subject to the approval of any homeowners association or organization, nor is it intended, nor implied to replace any publication that may be published by or on behalf of any homeowners association or organization. At no time will any source be allowed to use The Fair Oaks Gazette contents, or loan said contents, to others in anyway, shape or form, nor in any media, website, print, film, e-mail, electrostatic copy, fax, or etc. for the purpose of solicitation, commercial use, or any use for profit, political campaigns, or other self amplification, under penalty of law without written or expressed permission from Peel, Inc. The information in the newsletter is exclusively for the private use of Peel, Inc.

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The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dustin C. Turner as Director of Communications & Consumer Marketing and Christine X. Hope as Director of Corporate and Media Relations. Dustin has most recently served as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the AT&T Center in San Antonio.  He oversaw all the advertising and public relations plans for events held in the arena.  Prior to that, Dustin was the Event Marketing and Sales Manager for Feld Entertainment, which promotes Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as well as Disney On Ice performances throughout the United States.  Christine has most recently served as the Director of Marketing and Sales for the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, which is a suburb of Tampa, FL.  She oversaw all public relations activities for the chamber as well as developed  opportunities for businesses to have product and market penetration through media, events, and Chamber meetings.      Christine has over 15 years in media sales in large markets throughout the US, including outdoor advertising, radio, and print

Dustin & Christine report directly to Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Chief Executive Officer, John Melleky. “I am excited to have Dustin and Christine join the Fiesta® Commission. Both bring a wide range of experience and skills that will be great assets to the organization and our community, “said John. The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission Inc. plans, promotes, coordinates and preserves Fiesta® San Antonio through support of its participating member organizations in presenting a safe and educational, annual celebration of the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of San Antonio for its residents and visitors. The Commission promotes Fiesta® San Antonio regionally, nationally, and internationally, and the 11-day festival has become a popular attraction for 3.5 million visitors each year. In addition to providing insurance, technical assistance and other resources, the organization also gives more than $350,000 each year to a number of the participating member organizations that sponsor Fiesta events. Fiesta 2013 dates are April 18-28. Become a Fiesta fan at Facebook.com/FiestaSA, or follow Fiesta at Twitter.com/FiestaSA. -www.fiesta-sa.org-

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