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The District 2 Fire rescue team responded to a call around 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 off of Highway 211 and Highway 90. Assistant Fire Chief to District 2, Scott Collard stated that the gate was locked to the property when they arrived on the scene. The abandoned structure was storing hay and had six to eight bails of hay on fire upon arrival. Emergency responders worked to put the fire out and will investigate the situation. Collard is naming the cause as suspicious in nature. (Photo by Luz Moreno-Lozano)

Old Fashion Christmas is this weekend Ann Chen Staff Writer Old Fashion Christmas, where visitors and vendors from near and far will share in the Christmas spirit with Castroville, is just around the corner. The two-day event kicks off Friday night with Fiorella Friday and the Christmas tree lighting. “We’re going to light the Christmas tree around 6 p.m.,” said Chamber of Commerce Vice President Alexandra Brooks. “We have a snow queen…[who will] light [it]. [When] we light the tree, the [Medina Valley] children’s choir [will] start singing [and] Santa [will arrive].” Other entertainment Friday night will include the Medina Valley High School Band, a performance by musician Ryan Kelich and Christmas music from Medina Valley High School student Katie McKenzie. Kids will also get a chance to warm themselves up with a special treat at 7 p.m. “We’re going to roast marshmallows…in the square. I’m going to take my grill there and we already have the marshmallows on the sticks. We’re going to do that maybe for 30 minutes,” said Brooks. Fiorella Street will also be abuzz that night for this month’s ‘Nite in Old Castroville,’ with Firefly Distillery offering liquor tasting and music at La Boheme at 1101 Fiorella. Both begin at 6 p.m. Saturday’s Old Fashion Christmas festivities begin at 9 a.m. in Houston Square. “There’s going to be vendors going up to Fiorella, I mean, it’s going to be packed with vendors. We’re going to have [about] 250,” Brooks said. According to Brooks, vendors come from all over to participate. “They come from every place, not just from here. [We have] people coming [from] out of state…and then all around us. [People come from] Devine, San Antonio [and] New Braunfels. The vendors like to participate, they like the entertainment,” Brooks said. “I love this event. It’s just once a year, but it brings a lot of people here to Castroville.”

Santa will be dropping in again at 12:30 p.m. to spread Christmas cheer with the children’s choir. For Brooks, this is an event highlight that captures the joy and essence of the holidays. Santa will be available to take pictures with children until 2 p.m. Other entertainment throughout the day will include Scottish bagpipe music, Texas Cheer and Tumbling and a performance by the Castroville Line Dancers, as well as Christmas music in the morning and afternoon. Those coming out on Friday and Saturday are

advised to bundle up, with temperatures expected to be in the 40s. “Last year we didn’t have any [rain], but the year before we had sprinkles. But people [were] still there and shopping, and the vendors were still there. It’s going to be freezing, but we’re still going to be there. Kids and everybody that’s going to participate [should] wrap themselves [up],” Brooks said. Visitors looking for a specific vendor or item are welcome to visit the Chamber of Commerce’s trailer, which will be set up in the middle of the square.

“We [will] just give information, everything about Castroville, and give brochures. If people want to find something, usually they come over to the Chamber asking for information about [vendors],” said Brooks. Besides showing off Castroville, Old Fashion Christmas is also a way of reinforcing the community that’s here year-round. “I think it’s a good event, something to look forward [to], and something that brings the community together,” Brooks said. “Everybody’s involved here. Really, everybody’s involved.”

Ann Chen Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission continued its review of the Castroville’s comprehensive zoning ordinance and sign ordinance draft, both of which were presented by city staff at the Nov. 20 meeting. According to Community Development Coordinator Lora Robins, the revisions to the sign ordinance have been a work in progress for years, however council and staff have made significant progress in the past year. “The sign ordinance has a long history,” said City Administrator Paul Hofmann. “The draft sign ordinance was…reviewed by the city council several months ago, and the council provided some specific input [as to] what they wanted to see in the next draft. That draft was also reviewed by members of the business community here in town, and they provided some input on the draft.” The sign ordinance currently in place is within the CZO. Though the P&Z originally intended for the sign ordinance to be revised as part of the CZO, council gave direction in January to make the sign ordinance a separate document. “[Revising the sign ordinance from within the CZO] was the direction for some time, but it has been taken out of the CZO as far as this draft is concerned, and that’s where we are right now with it,” said Robins. Some key concerns that have been brought up regarding the sign ordinance draft

have been the inclusion of a variance process, regulations on electronic signs, enforcement of the sign ordinance in the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction, non-conforming signs and the permit process for signs. A number of concerns were brought up specifically by the business community. One such concern was signage in the buffer zone between commercial and residential districts, referred to in Robins’ presentation as the neighborhood district. “Right now there are regulations within the CZO for a business-residential transition area. And so the business community wanted more clarity on what types of signs would be allowed or not be allowed in that district,” Robins said. Yet another concern of the business community were restrictions on Highway 90 signage size, changeable copy signs and banners that were felt to be too limiting. According to Robins, all concerns have been reviewed or addressed by staff in the ordinance draft. Changes to the CZO were less extensive, and commission comments focused primarily on clarification of terms. Proposed amendments to the CZO included reducing redundancy and confusing language within the document, as well as codifying the Highway 90 design criteria. “They didn’t suggest any changes. They had a few questions. We answered them, and so we’re still on that path,” See “February” Page 2

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Continued from Page 1 said Hofmann. The commission will not be asked to make a final recommendation to the city council until February, according to Hofmann. “If we stay on our schedule, they’ll look at it again at their [Dec. 11] meeting…and then hold a public hearing

they do know more about the constitution now than before the contest. It comes down to that.” According to Butler, winning the competition came as a surprise. “This was my first time doing the competition, so I was kind of nervous going in…and so, when I ended up winning, it was kind of a shock. But I’m excited, and I’m ready to go on to the next level,” he said. “This whole competition, not just the night, but the preparation leading up to tonight, it opens your eyes to a better understanding of how our

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Ann Chen Staff Writer The winning speech of this year’s American Legion Oratorical competition showed a thorough knowledge of American and constitutional history. With references to Albert Einstein, Aristotle and John Locke, Elijahwan Butler’s oration earned him a $400 scholarship prize and the chance to compete at the district competition in January. The event was hosted by Weiss-Wurzbach Post 640 of Castroville, which has done so for the past 11 years. The competition is designed to foster a deeper appreciation for the constitution in students, while teaching them to think and speak clearly on their rights and responsibilities as American citizens. “It’s very important for the students that participate, because not only [do] they get to know what the United States of America is all about, but also about citizenship. And this broadens the spectrum of their citizenship,” said Post Vice Commander Jess Mendoza. Butler’s speech was an expository look at how histor-

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Terry and Diane Beck of Castroville and Bobby and Joan Crumpley of League City are proud to announce the engagement of their children: Bridget Nicole Beck and Steven Ryan Crumpley. Bridget is the granddaughter of Larry and Carolyn Bourquin of Rio Medina and David and JoAnn Beck of Castroville. Steven is the grandson of the late Bob and Jean Crumpley of Texas City, and the late Henry and Margaret Grassmuck of Texas City. Bridget is a 2008 graduate of Medina Valley and Steven is a 2008 graduate of Texas City. Bridget is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in finance. Bridget is currently employed at Mainland Bank as a branch manager. Steven is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Master’s of Science in finance and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in accounting. Steven is currently employed at Alvarez and Marsal Business Consulting as an Analyst. Steven and Bridget met at Texas A&M University while attending Mays Business School. They currently live in Houston, Texas. A May 2014 wedding is planned.

Claire Degannes of Castoville was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Teen San Antonio pageant competition that will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7. Claire learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the local San Antonio area. Claire submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s San Antonio pageant coordinator.

MV aces FIRST report, garners perfect score Ann Chen Staff Writer Medina Valley Independent School District received a perfect score for its Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas report, making it a decade that the school has gotten a perfect score. The FIRST report rates school districts on a 70 point scale, with “standard achievement” falling at 52 to 57 points and “superior achievement” at 64 to 70. Points are given based on the district’s success at meeting Texas Education Agency standards for financial health as delineated by a list of indicators, or points

of reference. In a presentation to the Medina Valley school board, assistant superintendent Paul Holzhaus addressed some particular areas of interest, such as indicator 15, which evaluates the district’s administrative cost ratio. “We are always constantly watching our administrative cost ratio. There is as standard…which you should be below, and that standard for a district our size is 14.01 percent. You can see we’re at 12.42 percent, so we still have some movement there within the cap, if you will, to fail that indicator,” Holzhaus said.

Another indicator was student to teacher ratio. “The number of students you have to teacher [is] always a benchmark to know where you fall within a range,” Holzhaus said. “The range for a school district our size should be...from 11.5 to 22, a ration of 11.5 to one to 22 to one. And we are at 17.04, so we’re pretty close to right in the middle of that.” The district also fell in the median range for student to total staff ration at 8.13 to one, with the state’s recommended range being 6.3 to 14 to one. According to the report itself, the district’s total unrestricted net assets

were $15,898,574 as of Aug. 31, 2013. The capital projects fund had a balance of $4,052,236, and the aggregate total of cash and investments in the general fund came to $11,163,127. Holzhaus credited the district’s financial management staff for their effort and diligence. “I want to commend the staff. If you don’t know Silvia Morales, who is the finance manager for the district, [she] does a wonderful job keeping the ledger as it should be, and certainly her wonderful staff,” said Holzhaus. “All those people have a lot to do with what you read in this document.”

Former Medina Valley High School coach inducted into Texas A&M Kingsville Hall of Fame Local resident and football star Cal Hutzler was inducted into the Texas A&M Kingsville Hall of Fame earlier this month. Hutzler competed for the Texas A&I football team in the mid-1950s and holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university. Hutzler, from Rio Medina, was a three-year letterman at La Coste High School. He joined the Javelinas in 1954, the year the Javelinas joined the Lone Star Conference, and the season that Gil Steinke became head coach. Hutzler recalled that there were 100 players at the start of workouts and by the end of the season, there were 37 remaining. He joined the Javelinas as a quarterback, but switched to halfback in the spring of his freshman season. In the season opener as a

sophomore, he took his first handoff as a halfback and ran 85 yards for a score. Hutzler led the team in rushing as a sophomore. He had 509 rushing yards as a junior and averaged 5.9 yards per carry. He threw for an additional 134 yards. Hutzler letters in 1955-1957 and was All-LSC. He was an All-American honorable mention. He was a member of the Javelinas’ “H-Bombers,” which includes Hutzler, Joe Holcomb and Harold Holden. Hutzler was the head football, basketball and baseball coach at D’Hanis High School in 1958 and 1959 and was head football and baseball coach at Medina Valley from 1961 to 1964. He became an assistant football and head track and field coach at Laredo Martin High School in 1964 and was there through 1967. Hutzler became the athletic director at Judson

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JOHNSON Dr. J.E.B. Johnson, M.D., “a great teacher and a blessing to all,” passed away in the early morning hours of his 62 birthday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013. He was born Nov. 28, 1951 in San Antonio, one of seven children born to Dr. John E. Johnson, Jr., M.D. and Mary Shirley Jimmerson Johnson. Jeb graduated in 1969 from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Science in chemistry and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. His residency in family practice was completed at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. He enjoyed 15 years of private practice in Lake Jackson, Texas before moving to San Antonio in 2006 and practicing at Texas Med Clinic. Jeb helped and touched many lives. He loved his patients and they loved him. Jeb had a passion for play-

ing golf. His love of golf was equal to his love of medicine. He enjoyed playing at the Alsatian Golf Course. When the golf course was redesigned, he took a genuine interest in it. He shared his talent as a gifted woodworker at the golf course. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Shirley Johnson and brother, Allen Johnson. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Debra Bartolucci Johnson of San Antonio; daughters, Sarah Cherry-Gruener and husband Steven of Austin, Amy Jones and husband Jeffery of San Antonio; granddaughters, Madison Cherry and Victoria Cherry; father, Dr. John E. Johnson, Jr., M.D. of Ft. Worth; siblings, Meredith (Joe) Donaldson of Columbia, Mo., Anna Kay (John Watt) Johnson of Boulder, Colo., Susan Johnson Dycus, Michael Scot Crowfoot (Kevin Stein) Johnson and Jamie Frank Eubank Johnson all of Ft. Worth; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. at Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home in Castroville. Graveside Service and Interment were at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Castroville. Memorials may be made in his memory to Habitat for Humanity. You may view the obituary, sign the guest book and leave a tribute at www.tondreguinn. com.

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Lady Panthers victorious over Bandera Bulldogs

Number 22, Jillian Mangold, was able to make a number of baskets for the Medina Valley Lady Panthers this past week against the Bandera Bulldogs, many of which solidified the teams lead throughout the game. (Photo by Janine Modgling) The Panthers only scored 12 points in the final stanza, but it was plenty as the stubborn Panther defense limited Bandera to just 11 points as the team held on for the victory. After taking on New Braunfels Canyon earlier this week, the Panthers will travel just down the road for the annual Hondo Tournament on Dec. 5-7. The tournament should prove to have some quality talent as usual and will serve as the teams’ final tune-up before district play begins on Dec. 13 when the Lady Panthers travel to San Antonio to take on Memorial at 6:30 p.m.

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the second quarter. Bandera gave their home town crowd something to cheer about in the next period doubling their offensive output and cutting into the Panther lead, closing to within three at 18-15 late in the quarter, but once again the Panther defense slammed the door and scored the next seven points to take a 25-15 halftime lead. Medina Valley was also aided by its 7-15 effort from the charity stripe in the first half. But the second half belonged to the Panthers and, after a brief charge by the Bulldogs in the opening part of the third quarter, the Panthers took over for good. Paced by seven third quarter points by Roxanne Cordova, Medina Valley was able to start pulling away from the Bulldogs. That lead was solidified late in the period by two quick baskets by Jillian Mangold which gave the Panthers a comfortable 41-25 lead heading into the final quarter.

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Ken Gallegos Sports Writer The Medina Valley Lady Panthers bounced back from some very good competition at the Floresville Tournament and went into the Thanksgiving break on a high note when they traveled to Bandera last Monday and hammered the Bandera Lady Bulldogs 53-36. The victory was a good win against a scrappy Bandera team and should send the team into this week’s tournament in Hondo riding some momentum. The girls got off to a slow start in the opening quarter as the Bulldogs raced out to a 5-0 lead, but that didn’t seem to faze the Panthers who reeled off the next seven points to jump out in front behind a combined eight points from seniors Jillian and Brooke Mangold. The five points that the Bulldogs posted were the only ones the Panther defense would give up in the quarter as they took an 11-5 lead into

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the Medina Valley offense was able to take charge. Senior Ryan Doyon nailed a three-pointer just before the buzzer to give the Panthers a 22-16 lead heading into the break. Doyon finished the night with 12 points in a game where he posted a threepointer in each of the four quarters of play. Medina Valley also showed its proficiency at the free throw line in the first half, connecting on 8-10 from the line to aid in the first half lead. The short halftime break did not seem to slow the Panthers down who opened up a 31-23 lead early in the third. But the Billies struck back quickly, and the Panthers were about to feel the power of the three-pointer and just how quickly it can bring a team back into contention in high school basketball. The Billies connected on three consecutive threepointers and just like that Medina Valley was trailing 32-31. Fredericksburg would end up scoring 14 unanswered points on the

Panthers to take a 37-31 lead heading into the final period of play. As good as the Panthers were from the free throw line in the first half, a lack of aggressiveness on offense in the second half spelled zero free throw attempts in the third and fourth quarters. Medina Valley only allowed the Billies 11 points in the final quarter, but unfortunately the Panthers could only muster nine points themselves spelling the Fredericksburg victory. Scoring on the night for the Panthers included Ogden with 13, Doyon with 12, Dallas Gonzales with five, Justin Groff with four and Gideon Reyes, Logan Ryder, and Christian Williams with two points each. Medina Valley will get back to action following the Thanksgiving break and travel to Pearsall this week for a tournament on Dec. 5-7, before hosting the Boerne Greyhounds next Tuesday Dec. 10 at Panther Gym with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff slated.

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Paint Castroville red next spring with bright poppies Ann Chen Staff Writer There’s still time to help paint the town red. With 30 packets of poppy seeds left, the Chamber of Commerce is hoping that residents and businesses will join in the ‘Paint Castroville Red’ campaign to have the city in full bloom come spring. According to Chamber Director Brenda Kempf, the practice has occurred before, and inquiries to the chamber helped spur this year’s effort. “We have had phone calls from visitors asking what the beautiful red flowers are [that] they see growing in Castroville in the spring,” Kempf said. “I was told that somebody had done it in the past, so we decided to do it this year.” Besides beautifying the city for residents, the splash of color will brighten up Castroville for visitors as well. “We are hoping to have more poppies blooming in

order to interest people driving through Castroville in slowing down and seeing more of our town. We would love to see poppies blooming along the walking tour as well,” Kempf said. For that to happen, those hoping to plant poppies should do so soon. “They just need to be in the ground as fast as possible,” said Kempf. “You’re supposed to plant them in October and November.” The chamber has already given out roughly 100 packets with the policy of handing out one packet per person that comes in to request the seeds. Come spring, Kempf anticipates that cars on Highway 90 will be stopped by a different kind of red. “Hopefully it will make the city more beautiful and tempt more into stopping and enjoying our town. When visiting in Alsace, one of the most beautiful things about it is the flowers…window boxes [and such],” Kempf said.

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with a Certified Navigator. Beginning January 14th, come to the Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm for Homeschooling Tips & Tricks. Learn skills such as time management, goal setting, and find out resources the A Certified Navigator will be at the Library on Library offers to help you with homeschooling. Meet Thursday, December 5 from 2 to 5 pm with other homeschooling families and to help guide you through the Health tips. Notes from City share Insurance Marketplace open enrollment The Junior Friends and Zion Lutheran process. Certified “Navigators” are availHall Church are collecting donations for able through the Alamo Area Council of Christmas in Castroville – Cause we Governments to guide you through the Cate Prazak Care. Donations of nonperishable and process, online or through a paper appliLibrarian non-expired food items, new clothes, and cation. Help is available in English and unwrapped toys are appreciated. Donation Spanish. Call 1-800-960-5201 to schedule boxes are located at the Zion Lutheran an appointment at the Library to speak Church, the Library, City Hall, Wommack Chevrolet,

Lowe’s, Dollar General, Medina Valley Health and Rehabilitation, and Medina Valley United Methodist Church. To apply for Christmas in Castroville – “Cause We Care” program, call the Zion Lutheran Church at 830-538-6335. Keep an eye out on the evening of December 22nd – you might get a visit from the Junior Friends as they sing Christmas carols throughout Castroville! Don’t forget to visit our website (www.castrovillelibrary.org) for more updates and to check out our new releases like “Gone” by James Patterson, “Hild” by Nicola Griffith, “Accused” by Lisa Scottoline, “Winners” by Danielle Steel, and many more! For more information, visit the Library at 802 London St. or call 931-4095.

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Castroville so venture out and see what the cooperating businesses have to offer. There should be vendors set up along Fiorella as well as late night shopping at the It’s here! Our 30th Annual Old Fashion Christmas businesses. is days away! The weatherman is calling for colder Saturday evening is the Candlelight open house. Call weather…we’ll take that but hopefully any precipitation Arlene Smith at 210-389-3584 to see if they still have will stay away. No matter what, we will be set up and tickets available. It is always such a beautiful event and ready for customers! Friday evening the tree lighting one not to miss! and caroling will begin at 6:00 pm. The MVHS Band On Sunday, the Castro Colonies Heritage Association will play from 7:00 – 7:45. After the band Ryan Kelich will be having their quarterly meeting will be at 2:00 will play guitar and sing from 8:20 – 9:00 pm. From 9:15 pm at St. John’s Catholic Church Parrish Hall in Hondo, – 10:00 pm Katie McKenzie will entertain Texas. For more information call Charlie us with music and song. The Saturday Chamber Notes Suehs at 830-931-3020. line up is started off at 9:15 by Katie Reminders about the charity endeavors McKenzie. At 10:00 am Albert Villa will be for the holidays… The HANK Angel Tree Brenda Kempf entertaining us with his wind instruments, is set up at Zion Lutheran Church. Go at 11:00 the Scottish Bagpipes will make pick out an angel and help to make the their tour around the square, at 11:30 the holidays special for a child in protective Texas Cheer and Tumbling by Amber Tschirhart will be services. The deadline for the Angel tree is December performing. The Children’s Choir will sing at 12:30 and 13th. Christmas ‘Cause We Care, also headquartered Santa will arrive between 12:30 and 1:00. Bring your at Zion Lutheran Church, will be accepting food items, cameras with the kids to take photos with Santa. At unwrapped new toys and gifts, gift cards, grocery gift 2:00 pm the Castroville Line Dancers will perform and cards and monetary donations. The deadline for donafrom 3:15 to 4:00 pm Katie McKenzie will sing. Tom tions has been extended to December 13th. Gifts and Campbell will have his Antique Car group with their food will be handed out December 20th at 5:30 p.m. at cars set up in the parking lot at Castroville State Bank. Zion Lutheran Church. The deadline for applying for There are around 250 vendors that will be setting up so help is also December 4th. Zion Lutheran Church is come out and see us on Houston Square! open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. except Friday evening is also Fiorella Friday/A Night in Old

tion during a single session, thus saving children from re-living the agony and trauma of the crimes committed against them. Rebuilding young lives damaged by the emotional Many young crime victims are understandably and physical trauma of abuse takes a unified approach. terrified by the thought of facing their attacker in For more than 25 years, the Office of the Attorney court—but CACs’ loving arms are extended every day General has partnered with local, community-based to these children. CAC professionals, who work closely organizations that serve the youngest crime victims. with investigators and prosecutors, usher a child’s case One of those partners is Children’s Advocacy Centers through the criminal and civil justice systems. of Texas, a network of 68 centers throughout the state CAC staff might conduct weekly therapy sessions that are committed to helping the youngest survivors of with a young victim and the victim’s family—even take crime. Each one of these Children’s Advocacy Centers the family to the courthouse, where they (CAC) provides a safe, nonthreatening can visit other trials and grow comfortable environment that is designed to address with the courtroom—or they might help Commentary each child victim’s specific needs. At a young victim’s family apply for assisTexas Attorney General CACs, children encounter caring profestance through the Office of the Attorney Greg Abbott sionals who are trained to interview General’s Crime Victim Compensation children about what happened to them so Fund to offset expenses related to the that authorities can fully investigate and crime. CAC’s caring experts can also help prosecute the perpetrators of abuse. After the inter- a young victim complete a Victim Impact Statement to view, children and their caregivers receive specialized express how the attacker affected his or her little life. medical and mental health services to address their Throughout the process CAC professionals’ goal is the trauma, as well as comprehensive advocacy services to same: minimizing the trauma to the young victim. help these young victims recover. In early October, I met with Victoria Medina, execuBringing everybody together under one roof mini- tive director for the Children’s Advocacy Center of mizes the number of times child victims have to tell Hidalgo and Starr counties. We toured Estrella’s their painful story. The people who need to know—law House, an Edinburg-based CAC, and discussed the enforcement and child protection officers, medical pro- facility’s extraordinary efforts to help young victims of fessionals, prosecutor and others—get critical informa- sexual abuse.

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for the 28th & 29th of November. If you have questions please contact Debbie Gonzalez at 469-583-7224 (cell) or the office at Zion Lutheran at 830-538-6335 during business hours. Don’t forget to check out www.castroville.com, our calendar page keeps you up to date on what’s going on in Castroville. New events can be added through the submission page on the community calendar or you can let me know and I will help get it on the site. If you know if anyone that would like to receive the Monday eblasts with information on what’s going on in Castroville, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

One of the biggest challenges faced by Estrella’s House—and other CACs statewide—is getting child abuse victims to come forward and report the trauma they have suffered at the hands of their abusers. To help address this problem and raise public awareness abut child sexual abuse, CACTX in 2010 launched the “One With Courage” campaign. We joined forces with CACTX on their “one With Courage” statewide initiative—encouraging adults to learn more about the signs of child sexual abuse so that they know how to respond if a child summons the courage and attempts to reveal the abuse. When children do come forward and report their traumatic experiences, CAC professionals help them begin to heal and improve their lives. The Office of the Attorney General is proud to partner with CACTX and local centers like Estrella’s House to combat the sexual abuse, neglect and assault of children. Since December 2002, we have provided more than $76 million in grant funding from the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund to support CACTX— including Estrella’s House. Each child in our great state is a precious gift whose innocence must be protected. Together with Children’s Advocacy Centers, law enforcement officers and communities across Texas, we can help our youngest victims of crime become hope-filled survivors.

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• • • Forecast • • • Alcoholics Anonymous The support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 8 p.m. at the Braden Keller Center in Castroville. If you think you have a drinking problem, there is a place to go. Alzheimer Support Group The Alzheimer caregivers support group will meet the third Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Castroville Public Library. For more information, call 210-394-5597.

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Clothing Needed Free Clothing Ministry in Castroville is in need of clothing donations for men, women and especially for children. It accept clothing, shoes, blankets and any other misc. items. All clothing is given to families in need free of charge. The clothing ministry is open on the third Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Medina Valley Christian Worship “Blessed Threads free Clothing Ministry” 2035 Highway 90 West 830-931-3085 or 210-772-0720 Drop off items or we can pick-up. Drop box on site. Hondo AARP Chapter 2543 Hondo AARP Chapter 2543 is offering a driver safety program. It is a four-hour class held in the afternoon. Anyone age 18 or over with a valid driver’s license may take the course, they do not have to be an AARP member. This course entitles them to a discount on your auto insurance and is good for three years, but does not qualify for any traffic violations. The first class will be held Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. The second class will be Friday Feb. 21, 2014. Both classes are from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. These classes will be held at the Hondo Community and Senior Center located at1014 18th Street. Participants must bring drivers license and, if a member of AARP, bring membership card. To register for the classes, contact Loraine Miller at 830-426-2482. La Coste Garden Club Scholarship The La Coste Garden Club is taking applications for its scholarship. Students must be a graduating senior to apply, with some ties to the community of the La Coste area—by having a La Coste address or a La Coste telephone number. Those interested should call 830-985-3766 for an application. Medina County Democrats The Medina County Democrats will be holding meetings every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at El Charro Restaurant in Hondo. The Democrats also meet every Friday morning at 10 a.m. for coffee and conversation at El Charro Restaurant. For more information, call 210-548-6585. ______ If you would like to submit your organization’s meetings, e-mail us your event to:

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 News Bulletin Page 9

Castroville’s virtual animal shelter reuniting pets and owners Ann Chen Staff Writer As the weather gets cold and damp, Castroville’s virtual animal shelter will become even more vital to making sure the lost pets of Castroville make it safely home for the holidays. Run as a partnership by the Friends of Castroville Animal Control and the city, the shelter has experienced some remarkable success in using technology to get animals back to their owners. One such instance is the story of Patience and Faith, two dogs that wound up lost in the Castroville Regional Park. “They ended up being in Castroville because…[a Castroville resident] was dog sitting [for his nephew]…and the two dogs got out,” said Director of Public Services Kim Davis, who works with FCAC and the virtual shelter on the city’s behalf. It was days later that the dogs were found by a local resident, who then took them to Castroville’s animal control officer. It was discovered soon after that one dog had a microchip implanted. Though the information on the chip

was outdated, Davis and the FCAC were able to use search engines and online networks to their advantage. “We were able to take that old information and just do a simple Google search, and [we found] a news story about that person [the dogs were registered to] having received a scholarship, and that her plans were [to go] to Texas A&M University,” Davis said. “A [city] staff member has family at Texas A&M University and the two college students connected [through Facebook]. So she notified the new dog owner, and the new dog owner ended up coming to Castroville to get [the] dogs. It was just amazing how through emails and Facebook and all of that, all of these different degrees, we’re able to get reconnected.” For Davis, Patience and Faith’s story is a prime example of the virtual shelter doing what it was designed for. “This is how the virtual shelter works. This is a perfect example of it being successful, because then we put the picture on the website [and the owner] was able

to go and say, ‘Yes, this is Faith and Hope and here are [their] names,’” Davis said. “[It helped the owner confirm] that these are the exact dogs that they were looking for and we’re able to reunite [them].” According to Davis, the shelter has been online for approximately a year. The virtual shelter catalogues all the pets housed by animal control and in the FCAC’s foster network, giving the animals more exposure and, therefore, a better chance at finding a home. “They stay kind of in that virtual network. So their pages are on the Friends of Castroville of Animal Control website, the city website, FCAC’s Facebook page. So it gives us the opportunity to [both] reunite pets with their families [and] it gives us the opportunity to show people in the community, ‘Hey, here’s what’s available for adoption,’” Davis said. The net result is fewer animals being euthanized due to lack of city resources and facilities. This is particularly the case thanks to the foster network, which is always looking for some

Patience and Faith were remarkably reunited with their owner after being found in the Castroville Regional Park thanks to the tech-savvy sleuthing of virtual animal shelter members. Above, the two canines wag their tongues for the camera. (Courtesy Photo) extra help. “[The foster network] is going great. We can always use more fosters, and, if people are not available to foster, donations to the FCAC to help offset the cost [for] families that do foster and vet care is greatly appreciated,” said Davis. With the weather getting colder, such outreach is more vital than ever. “[Winter] is a difficult time for the animal shelter, because it’s not a heated

facility. So we have to go in and put blankets and things in to provide [a] comfortable environment. You have all of those conditions that you have to deal with,” Davis said. “It’s even more important then that people are aware [and that they] start to realize they can use the city website if your pet is lost or missing…to scroll through the pictures and see if it’s one of the pets that’s been picked up. Or you can contact us through the website

if your pet is missing and let us know so we can kind of be keeping an extra eye out.” Davis hopes that residents will utilize the virtual shelter and network to keep as many pets warm and cared for as possible during this holiday season. “It’s a good network where the fosters and the families involved and the people involved are great at supporting and looking out for the pets in town,” Davis said.

MVISD board votes to remove $60K from worker’s compensation fund Ann Chen Staff Writer Medina Valley Independent School District will move $60,000 from its worker’s compensation fund to the district’s operating fund, one of a number of budget amendments approved by the school board at the Nov. 18 meeting. “The worker’s comp fund is very healthy,” said Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations Paul Holzhaus. “We budget for the worst and take advantage of the best. In other words, if we have a lot of claims in terms workers’ compensation, we’re comfortable [that]

we’re going to be covered. If we don’t have any claims, we have multiple safe years, we benefit from that by bringing those dollars back to us since we are self-insured.” The past two to three years have been healthy ones for the fund, which is at a net position of $374,000. “It’s really over two years worth of liabilities, if you will. That being said, I’m going to recommend that you move some of that money out and put it to work,” Holzhaus said to the school board. “Part of a comment you made earlier when we passed the budget of needing to replace three of the labs [but we only have

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money to replace one]…these dollars can go and replace two more labs that we’re in need of.” The amendment would move $60,000 out of workers compensation into the operating budget Function 51, which is used by facilities director Tommy Ellison. According to Holzhaus, the

fund would still have adequate funds to cover the district after the transfer. “I’m confident that worker’s comp is going to remain healthy in terms of fund balance and taking care of liabilities or any incurred but unreported claims we may have out there,” said Holzhaus.

Funds for worker’s compensation would be built back up relatively quickly, depending on the number of claims or liabilities the district experiences in the next couple of years. “So that will bring your $374,000 worker’s comp down, but…if we have another good year, we can build that back

up again, maybe not in one year, but over two or three years perhaps,” Holzhaus said. “We’ve done this before, but it’s been about two or three years since we’ve done this. Again, if we have a lot of bad, expensive claims, I can’t come back and do this, because that money needs to be there for that purpose.”


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Thursday, December 5, 2013 News Bulletin Page 11

CORRECTION PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE HISTORIC LANDMARK COMMISSION MEETING The Historic Landmark Commission will hold a public hearing on December 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1209 Fiorella, Castroville, Texas for the purpose of considering a request from the following applicant for the construction of a dumpster enclosure. Applicant:

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Page 12 News Bulletin Thursday, December 5, 2013

Birth ANNOUNCEMENT Matthew and Ashlee Bates of Lytle are proud to announce the birth of their third baby boy, Grady Thomas Bates. Grady was born on Oct. 28 at 1:41 p.m. and weighed in at eight pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches long. Grady is welcomed by big brothers Clayton and Levi as well as maternal grandparents Joe and Sharon Tondre of Castroville and paternal grandparents Cathy Wilson of Atascosa and Tom and Ruth Bates of San Antonio. Also welcoming Grady are his great-grandparents Bill and Marlene Groff of San Antonio.

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