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Tuesday the Boerne City Council voted to join the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization. In discussing the city’s potential membership, Assistant City Manager Jeff Thompson told the council, “So far, our participation is still a choice. We’re not yet required to join, but at some point in the future, we will be.” Thompson noted Kendall County had decided Monday not to join SABCMPO. The city received a copy of the letter the county sent to SABCMPO

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declining membership and recommending that Boerne have representation on the SABCMPO board. “We still believe it’s important to be at the table and to have access to funding sources that we haven’t had in the past that pass through the MPO,” Thompson explained. At the request of Council District 2 Nina Woolard, Mayor Mike Schultz will select a city representative to serve on the board pending approval by the council. With Best of BoerneFest 2013 coming up in May, city Special Projects Director Paul Barwick highlighted details of the planned festivities for the council.

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Groundwater Management Area 9 sets required planning meeting

Easter Tradition Boerne High keeper Paul Burns blocks a Seguin shot during Monday’s shootout against the Matadors in the first round of the playoffs. To see how Boerne High and Champion did in their playoff matches see sports, pages 15A-16A.

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Geneva School of Boerne fifth graders Dawson Cate and Lydia duPerier add their flowers to the wooden cross as part of the annual Flowering of the Cross Assembly at the school Thursday. The assembly is a reverent time of worship as the Geneva community gathers to remember, celebrate and be grateful for Jesus Christ’s life and death on the cross. Photo by Julie Vina


The event will kick off Friday night, May 17, with a free concert in Main Plaza, followed by a Saturday concert and block party in which local businesses and artists will showcase their offerings at and around the plaza. Sunday will feature a neighborhood art walk and sale, along with a free faith-based musical concert on the plaza. Food and beverages will be available throughout the event. Barwick said this year’s event would focus around Main Plaza to avoid the construction on Main Street, and he expected around 60,000

Groundwater Management Area 9 will hold a Joint Planning Meeting Monday, April 8, starting at 10 a.m. at the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, 440 FM 3240, in Bandera. The meeting is free and open to the public. Texas Water Code Chapter 36 requires groundwater conservation districts to conduct joint planning sessions at least annually to review groundwater management plans, accomplishments of the management area and proposals to adopt new or amend existing desired future conditions for the relevant aquifers within a management area. The Texas Water Development Board will calculate modeled available groundwater values, based on the desired future conditions, which will be used for regional water planning, for groundwater conservation district management plans, and for permitting groundwater withdrawals. Area 9 includes Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, in addition to the Bandera County River Authority and Ground Water District, Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Blanco-Pedernales Groundwater Conservation District, Edwards Aquifer Authority, Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District, Medina County Groundwater Conservation District and TrinityGlen Rose Groundwater Conservation District. In addition to Kendall, other counties in Area 9 are Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Comal, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Travis.

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Index Business 9A Calendar 8A Celebrating the Arts 18A Classifieds 1B-6B Confessions of a Bookaholic 13A Crossword 12A Faith 7A Family Historian 11A From the Heart 10A Games 12A Hill Country Gardener 11A Mary Alice's Potpourri 17A Real Estate 1B-3B, 6B Records 14A Service Directory 4B-5B Sports 15A-16A Viewpoints 4A

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Two new trustees will fill places on the Boerne Independent School District’s Board of Trustees after the upcoming May 11 election which also includes a $99.48 million bond proposition. Dale Adams and Chris Godsey will vie for Place 5 to replace Ron McBee who will not seek reelection. Maritza Gonzalez-Cooper will run unopposed for Place 4 being vacated by current Board President Jennifer Christianson who also chose not to seek reelection District officials have been busy presenting information sessions for campus staff, faculty and parents, as well as community organizations and other groups seeking details about the far-reaching bond issue. In his report to the board, District Superintendent David Stelmazewski said staff and volunteers had made “a lot of presentations about the bond” over the past month and thanked board members for their participation. “We’re willing to go any place, any time to promote the bond,” he said.

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Also referring to the bond election, Stelmazewski said the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce had scheduled an economic forum April 18 at the Boerne Convention and Community Center. He noted BISD would have a featured speaker since the Chamber appreciates and understands an excellent school district helps drive the local economy. “They’re excited about hearing from us with what we have planned for our bond,” he added, “particularly some special information about career technology education which we’ll talk about at this economic forum.” In other business, the board selected three local media representatives to nominate for recognition by the Texas Association of School Boards on the 2013 Media Honor Roll. The program recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media representatives from over 450 Texas newspapers, radio and television stations and online publications are honored by their local school districts. This year’s nominees are Kerry Barboza, Boerne Star sports editor; Brian Cartwright, Boerne Star publisher; and L. Marie Hicks, publisher of the Hill Country Weekly.

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TASB will release the list of honorees in mid-May, and BISD will recognize the local honorees at its May board of trustees meeting. Christianson presented certificates of achievement to National Merit Scholarship finalists John Michael Bonnin and Rebecca Barton from Boerne High School, and Eric Flowers, Shane Kreidel and Kara Roberts from Boerne-Champion High School. Education Technology Coordinator Julie Turner introduced the district’s first Bring Your Own Device use policy, which will be integrated with the student handbook. Trustee Susie Allen called the policy very comprehensive, and noted that in the frequently asked questions section, “You tried to put yourself in the parents’ place, and I thought that was very good and very detailed.” Cibolo Creek Elementary teachers Melissa Stangle and Amy McFee explained their new “WiFi Wednesday” program aimed at engaging students in learning. In the program, students brought their own devices for educational purposes only, and those without mobile devices were able to use the mobile lab or share with other students.

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OBITUARIES Doris Agold Oct. 24, 1925 - March 13, 2013 A memorial service for Doris Agold, 87, of Mabank, was held March 18, 2013 at First Baptist Church Gun Barrel City. She donated her body to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Mrs. Agold was born Oct. 24, 1925 in Milam County in or near Agold the town of Gause, to Frank and Marie Herbst. She died peacefully in her home on March 13, 2013. She grew up in Blanco County at Cypress Mill and was a graduate of Johnson City High School. She and her late husband, Ned, lived in Stonewall, Boerne and Fort Davis before retiring to Ruidoso, N.M. After being widowed, she moved to Birmingham, Ala., near her son James. In 2011, she moved to Gun Barrel City near her other two children. The following year, she and her daughter, Nancy Gass, moved into a house together. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Felix, and her husband Ned. She is survived by her son James of Pelham of Alabama, her son Don of Enchanted Oaks and her daughter Nancy Gass of Mabank. Other survivors include her grandchildren Danny Agold, Cynthia Perez, Ben Agold, Ella Agold, Marcie Pederson, Michelle Knoles, and Crystal Criffield. Surviving greatgrandchildren are Andrea Agold, Aaron Agold, Allyson Agold, Annette Perez, Isabel Perez, Gabriela Perez, Zachary Agold, Jared Agold, Addyson Agold, Flora Myers, Kyle Myers, Bobbie Myers, Sebastian Criffield, and Christian Criffield.

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BISD FROM PAGE 1A The teachers showed video clips of students using the devices in the classroom, and said the program received “a great response from parents.� Boerne Middle School South Principal Susan Cleveland talked about her vision and “what needs to be happening all the time to remind us why we’re there every day.� That vision included individualized daily tutoring for all students to foster learning and a culture of

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collaboration focused on results, hard work and commitment. “The ultimate goal in everything I set forth to do this year is to make sure there is a systematic support system for all studentsâ€? she said. In other action, the board: • Approved the February budget amendments and accepted $75,000 in donations. • Approved on second reading Texas Association of School Board local update 96, which included employee personal or sick leave use policies and recommendations pertaining to selection and adoption of

instructional materials. • Approved Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills certification for the 201314 instructional materials allotment. • Approved the 2012-13 data validation monitoring system for student discipline records improvement/ corrective action plan. • Approved a waiver of

taxes, penalties and interest for 0.01 acre next to 414 Schryver St., Boerne. • Approved the method of purchase, vendor selection, proposals and/or prices based on district administration recommendations. • Extended a bank depository contract with Security State Bank & Trust through June 30, 2015.

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Nov. 11, 1947 - March 27, 2013 Ethel Lorraine George left us to be with the Lord on March 27, 2013, at the age of 65. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She loved cooking, working in the yard and garden, cleaning house, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. She also loved partying, George drinking beer, and barbecuing brisket, chicken, and country-style spare ribs. Ethel cherished being outdoors with loved ones and she enjoyed trips to Las Vegas with family and friends where she excitedly played slots. Ethel was born Nov. 11, 1947, to Phyllis George and Henry Steitle. She married the love of her life, Erich Elton George in 1970. She was a loving mother to Tammy Jean Tuttle and Danny Wayne George. Her grandkids lovingly called her “Mamaw.� Ethel spent 30 years working as a cosmetologist, then retired to be a full-time wife, mother and grandmother. Ethel was proceeded in death by her father, Henry Steitle, daughter Deborah Kay George, mother-in-law Betty Martin, and brother-in-law Butch Woytasczyk. She is survived by her parents, Erich Bruno and Phyllis Delores George; her husband Erich E. George; daughter and son-in-law Tammy and Frank Tuttle; son and daughter-in-law Danny and Jennifer George; grandsons T.J. Tuttle, Carson Tuttle, Waylon George and Rhyder George; sisters and their spouses Royleen Woytasczyk, Cassandra and Gene Cherry; brothers and their spouses Kenneth and Dawn Steitle, Martin Steitle, Claude and Bonnie Steitle, Jerry and Becky Steitle; her very special sister-in-law, Lois Marie Downs; and brother-n-law Darrell Downs. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 2, at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 6:30 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries, 243 W. Bandera Rd. No. 133, Boerne, TX 78006. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Ethel’s life, please visit and select the Obituaries tab. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher %2OSEWOODs"OERNE 4EXAS Funeral Home of   sWWWEBENSBERGER lSHERCOM Boerne.

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The course does not fulfill requirements for courtordered defensive driving, however those who complete it may be entitled to a discount on their auto insurance. Cost for course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To sign up and register, call course instructor, Randy Williams, at 830-2498130.

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Austin Paxton, a senior at Samuel V. Champion High School, has earned his Boy Scout Eagle rank. A member of Boerne’s Troop 407 in Boerne. His Eagle project was to create hammocks made of donated fire hoses from local fire stations for the lemur enclosures at Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation in Kendalia. The lemurs have been all over them since they were hung. Austin started in scouting as a Wolf Cub scout in Lakeway. He’s also been in the Champion Charger marching band for the past four years. He plans to attend UT Dallas on an academic scholarship and major in computer engineering. He is the son of Tres and Betsy Paxton.

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recognized by the National Center for Education Accountability as one of the “Best Public Schools in Texas� for growth in test scores and improvement in school climate. In 2008 he was named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals’ Outstanding Principal for Region 20 for his work at McCollum. Stelmazewski received his Superintendent Certification in 1994 and Mid-Management Certification in 1991 from Our Lady of the Lake University. He holds a Master’s of Science (1974) and a Bachelor of Science (1973) in education from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. with the meeting beginning at noon. For more information or to make reservations, contact Terri Politi,, 830-4461767 or 830-537-4024. Cost is $18 per person, for reservations received by Friday, April 5, at 5 p.m. and $23 thereafter.

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people to turn out over the three-day period. In discussing other upcoming events, Barwick mentioned the theme for this May’s National Preservation Month is “See, Protect, Celebrate.� National Preservation month features historic tours, award ceremonies, fundraising events and educational opportunities. City projects underway have focused on opportunities to show off the Hill Country Mile, along with work on a new FaceBook layout. In other action, the council:

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â&#x20AC;˘ Received the annual audit for fiscal year 2011-12 from Padgett, Stretemann & Co., L.L.P. â&#x20AC;˘ Approved a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an amended development agreement between the city and Babcock Road 165, Ltd. â&#x20AC;˘ Approved on second reading an ordinance rezoning 8.6348 acres at 10 FM 474 (the Christine Grier property) from R-A (single family rural residential-agricultural district) to R-2 (moderate density residential district) and an ordinance authorizing a retirement community in an R-2 district on 8.648 acres at 10 FM 474. â&#x20AC;˘ Authorizing an agreement with HDR to update of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electric, water, wastewater and gas rates for fiscal year 2014.

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that many Americans are at substantial risk of exposure to STIs, underscoring the need for STI prevention.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are especially grateful to the Community Foundation for their recognition of the need for education and prevention regarding STIs and for their financial support,â&#x20AC;? HCPCC Executive Director Diana Anzollitto said.


is the fact that many individuals who have an STI are unaware that they are infected and able to transmit the disease to others. According to the Center for Disease Controlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s February 2013 report, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because STIs are preventable, significant reductions in new infections are not only possible, they are urgently needed. Prevention can minimize the negative, long-term consequences of STIs and also reduce healthcare costs. The high incidence and overall prevalence of STIs in the general population suggests


violence, STI/STDs and risky behaviors, purity as a lifestyle and the Miracle of Life (which provides a â&#x20AC;&#x153;liveâ&#x20AC;? sonogram with the use of a portable ultrasound machine). These programs are available to schools, churches and community groups. The HCPCC currently partners with the Hill Country Alcohol and Drug Program in Kerrville to provide quarterly classes on STIs. The incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is on the rise across America. Particularly concerning


The Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center was recently awarded a grant to further its program of community education from the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, a nonprofit, community corporation created in 1982. The foundation makes grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that actively maintain the educational, health, human service, social, cultural, environmental and civic resources of the county. HCPCC currently has educational programs on dating


The next Kendall County Republican Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Luncheon will be Tuesday, April 9, at The Resort at Tapatio, 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Boerne Independent School District Superintendent David Stelmazewski. Before becoming superintendent, Stelmazewski served as principal of Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School since the school opened in 2008. The school was rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency in both 2009 and 2010 and was awarded the Lone Star Cup by the UIL for the best extracurricular program for a 4A high school in the entire state for the 2010-11 school year. In addition, Champion High School has been awarded the Dan Cook Award for its athletic program every year it has been open. Prior to coming to BISD, Stelmazewski served as principal of Dillard McCollum High School in the Harlandale ISD for seven years during which the school was

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Professor Michael J. Gilbert, interim chairman of the University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Criminal Justice, will the guest speaker at the April 11 meeting of the Kendall County Area Democratic Women (KCADW). Gilbert will speak on behalf of the national organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). The program will begin at 10 a.m. in the Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main in Boerne. Gilbert is an associate professor of criminal justice at UTSA. His research focuses on restorative justice, violence, white-collar and corporate crime, prison privatization and drug control policy. In 2008, he served as the lead organizer for the second National Conference on Restorative Justice in San Antonio. He currently serves as the first director for the newly formed National Association of Community and Restorative Justice. Gilbert has over 43 years of experience as a corrections professional, consultant and researcher. During this time, he has published widely in academic and practitioner outlets on topics related to criminal justice policy. The program is open to the public without regard to political affiliation.

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Where they learn does matter The BISD Board of Trustees has called an important bond election for May 11. One of the positive aspects of the bond is the improvement of our learning facilities. Educational research and actual case studies have demonstrated how improving a school’s indoor physical environmental quality enhances student concentration, health, attendance and academic performance. Creating and maintaining healthy school buildings can achieve reductions in the airborne contaminant levels of invisible particles, irritant gases and infectious microbes that impact student performance by up to 25 percent. Many Texas school districts have developed comprehensive programs that ensure classroom environments are conducive for teaching, learning and positive health outcomes. Residents in these districts have supported their schools through passage of school bond projects. Several recent national reports call for improvement in school facilities to achieve higher student success rates and greater community attractiveness. The Healthy Schools Campaign stated in a report titled Health in Mind, Improving Education Through Wellness, “Given the strong connection between health and learning, schools must recognize health as central to their core mission of student learning. That means creating a healthier school environment, which supports students’ wellbeing and builds a foundation for learning. Basic safety, physical activity, clean air and water, allow students to thrive. In a healthy school environment, students learn-through lessons and example-to value their own health and wellness.” The Coalition for Healthier Schools released a report titled Toward Healthy Schools 2015. The report cites multiple studies documenting the benefits of healthy indoor learning environments on attendance and achievement, and then presents state-level data and policy summaries. The report’s primary finding is that “School children should be considered at elevated risk of health and learning difficulties due solely to the unexamined or unaddressed environmental health risks in their schools.” BISD voters are encouraged to read the above reports, learn that school facilities do matter for the success of students and the community, and then to vote for the 2013 School Bond proposal. - Jerry Lamping, Kendall County

We can’t keep going like this This week, Congress passed a CR (continuing resolution) to enable our government to continue spending money for the rest of this fiscal year at the same amount that it spent in the previous year, adjusted for Sequestration, ensuring another multi-billion dollar deficit. For sure, our national debt will greatly exceed $17 trillion as we go into the next fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Most of us can’t imagine the magnitude of $17+ trillion. More importantly, what are we going to do about it? I recom-

mended to Lamar Smith, my Congressman, that a CR reflect a real reduction in spending but that didn’t happen. If we are going to reduce our total indebtedness, our current income must be greater than our current expenditures. People in Kendall County understand this basic principal, but I fear that many people in the country don’t or they don’t care because they pay nothing in and get a lot out. Congress is confusing the discussion with their budgeting jargon. In Congress-speak, spending reductions means that they spend less than budgeted even though the budget is greater than what was spent in the previous year. As an example, say in 2012 the expenditure was $100. The 2013 budget was $105, but only $103 was spent. Congress would declare that spending was reduced by $2 when in fact, in our language, it was increased by $3. This confuses most everybody when discussing spending in the U.S. and I am certain that it is done on purpose. In the past, after a depression, our economy has typically rebounded strongly and gone on to new heights only to repeat the process as we lived with markets free from excessive government interference. That’s not the case now and will never be again if Obama’s policies are followed. If we are to regain our stature and power in the world, we must be strong financially. Otherwise, we will always be constrained and soon unable to do what we think is right. To be strong financially, we must eliminate our current account deficit and start reducing our total indebtedness. Historically we have done it by increasing our GNP and holding spending in check. That’s not happening now and won’t happen with Obama’s policies. High taxes discourage risk-taking and drive money away, leading to more unemployment, more demands on government for assistance, higher taxes etc. Obama promised to change America and he is doing it. It is time we stopped him before it is too late! Become active! Demand that your elected officials show courage to actually reduce spending. We all hear stories of government waste, which is in the billions, so it can happen without destroying the lives of the truly needy. In the private world, stockholders (taxpayers) would inform directors (elected officials) who would instruct company executives (the President of the U.S. and his staff) to reduce expenditures in a smart way and if they tried to sabotage the process, as Obama did in the Sequestration matter, they would be fired! We have laws that will permit the same thing in the political world and we need to use them! Citizens, let’s get started! No more saying, I don’t matter or I’m too old or any other excuse. I’m 85 and I’m doing my best to reveal the real Obama and his harmful policies and to return the U.S. to its traditional ways. Join me! - Robert G Reed III, Boerne

Cruz holds his own Senator Ted Cruz is extremely intelligent and smooth. Did you get to see his questioning of Senator Diane Feinstein regarding her attempt to take away our Second Amendment Rights? Keep givin’ ‘em hell! - Karl Strong, Boerne

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ers, and to every person who so generously made this success a possibility. Your generous work and From the pages of The Boerne Star contributions will give you consolation in knowing that you have helped to relieve pain, have saved the lives of our sons, brothers and fathers, who someday will again unite with their families, and will again be able to enjoy the love and laughter of peace when The long drought was finally bro- freedom and progress will normally be ken Wednesday when a nice slow rain dominant throughout a better world. amounting to about 2 inches fell. It was The Red Cross needs money this year accompanied by a small amount of hail as it has never needed it before. Every that did no damage around Boerne. advance that has been made in fighting The rain was a welcome relief to the the war has meant increased responsistockmen, farmers and those patriotic bilities for the Red Cross. The recreation citizens who are laboring to put in a centers maintained by the Red Cross for Victory garden. our servicemen in foreign lands are indeed worthy of commendation. The personal worries of many of our men in uniform are alleviated by the knowledge that the Red Cross workers back home are aiding their families. We may all sincerely appreciate that we have so willingly met the needs of this The citizens of Boerne were made organization in 1943. glad Tuesday when the news came in that Lt. Clarence Weidner had been found safe after being reported missing in action in the European War area a few days previous. Lt. Weidner is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Weidner. We join the entire community in rejoicing with them over the First Lieut. Raymond Kinsey, 23, who safety of their gallant son. has been in Boerne since March 6, when he arrived home from Korea, will leave with Mrs. Kinsey, the former Miss Beverly Dugosh of Boerne, on April 1 for Kendall County makes good on the Nellis Air Field at Las Vegas, Nevada, home front again as we go over the top where he will instruct gunnery. and make our quota. We respectfully Asked what the Ace had been doing present out sincere appreciation to the since his return to Boerne, Beverly local Red Cross officials, to the work- said: “Loafing, except for a few shop-

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March 26, 1953 Boerne’s Korean War ace

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ping trips to get ready for his Nevada station.” Lieutenant Kinsey, who was born in Bandera, is a camera enthusiast, but has been too busy “loafing” to get into his hobby. He has not talked much about Korea either, and the two MIGs and the bomber he is credited with downing and the two MIGs he is credited with damaging. He had been in Korea since Aug. 4, 1952. Lieutenant and Mrs. Kinsey will report to the Las Vegas station on April 8.

Receives air medal Sidney L. Voges A/M2 was awarded an Air Medal on March 14, 1953, for meritorious achievement in aerial flights as a member of a patrol plane crew in Patrol Squadron Nine during operations against enemy forces from July 3, 1952, through Sept. 21, 1952. The medal was earned after completing 20 patrol and reconnaissance missions during this period in areas where enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft fire could be expected. Sidney also received his Combat Air Crewman Wings while stationed in Iwakuni, Japan, as a member of the patrol squadron.

Phone call into tomorrow A phone call into “tomorrow” was one of the strange experiences of Mrs. Kenneth Stevens the past week. Junior Hernandez of Boerne and stationed at Formosa, Japan, called Mrs. Stevens at 4 a.m. Wednesday to say that he had just read the Boerne Star and learned

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In a recent Letter to the Editor, a writer suggested that Progressives should get used to the idea that they lived in a predominately right-leaning county and “get over it.” If that writer to the editor had read my article regarding vocabulary, he would have realized he perfectly fit the definition of a conservative - that is disposed to preserve existing conditions. Look at your children. They grow and change. Look at our community. It is growing and changing. Look at the seasons and the climate. These change. Look in the mirror. Isn’t that a brutal shock. There is change. Change is inevitable. It is not my intent to preach to the several factions of the right about change and how they should embrace it. I speak, this time, to the left to say Change Is Coming. Political analysts agree that Texas will be a battleground state in the next four to eight years. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Newly elected Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) has said that if Texas goes blue, combined with California (D) and New York (D) the Republicans will never win the White House again. Senator Cruz, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. There is a movement afoot called Battleground Texas. It is about everyday Texans who believe Texas is worth fighting for door to door, neighbor to neighbor, county to county. It’s about people who are weary of feeling bullied by a right that assumes it has a mandate and is not willing to listen to any other opinions. Even if Democrats did nothing, which we are not, the facts would turn Texas Blue. Here is the reality. The population of Texas is 41 percent Hispanic. The Texas Hispanic population is younger and has a higher birth rate than the Caucasian seg-

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ment of the population. The Hispanic segment of the population is going to increase in relation to the Caucasian segment of the population and 71 percent of Hispanics vote Democratic. Here is where the Democrats are about to shift into battle mode. In Texas there are 1.5 million Hispanic American, 500,000 African American and 200,000 Asian American unregistered voters. These 2.2 million Texans are going to be courted by the Democratic party and they are going to help turn Texas blue. The Democratic party is planning to register as many of the 2.2 million unregistered voters as possible. In addition, Democrats plan to engage registered voters who have not been involved in the democratic process. The point is to start having two candidates for every office from local to national level - to have contested races - to have debates that candidates feel compelled to participate in. Those of you who have been timid closet Democrats afraid to declare yourselves, take heart. A time is coming when it will no longer be acceptable for bullies to key your car in the parking lot because it has a bumper sticker for a Democratic candidate. Local retailers will post obnoxious sentiments regarding the left at peril of their bottom line profits. You will no longer express your opinions in hushed tones. But nobody is going to hand you this prize. Like all treasures, it is not free. The name Battleground Texas implies a fight and that means you faint-of-heart must grow backbone and resolve. You must join the charge to claim Texas for the values you cherish. If you’re tired of seeing that big red blob on the map on the southern coast of the United States, if you think there is room in Texas for more than one opinion, if red is not your favorite color, if you’re ready for change, join the battle. The battleground is Texas. Kathleen De Leon is a member of the Kendall County Democratic Club and the Kendall County Area Democratic Women.


FROM PAGE 4A she was ill. A little checking up on time tables after the call by Mr. and Mrs. Stevens uncovered the fact that while it was 4 a.m. in Boerne, it was 7:30 p.m. the next day in Formosa.

March 28, 1963 First condemnation hearing The first condemnation hearing for right of way on Interstate Highway 10 in Kendall County was held on Monday, March 25, at the Kendall County Courthouse. Mr. Don O. Deibner was awarded $725. The taking involved 0.642 acres of a 5-acre tract in the Garden Oaks subdivision south of Boerne. The State needed the front 90 feet for the proposed Interstate. The State’s original offer for the land including damages was also $725.

Hearing on re-routing Interstate No. 10 A meeting was held Tuesday at the Courthouse for the discussion of a change in the routing of Interstate No. 10 entering Boerne on Johns Road. This road now divides the schools, and additional traffic on Johns Road would cause a hazard to the children and all school traffic. Engineers Walter Ehlers and R.O. Lytton represented the State Highway Department. The question was raised whether the interchange on Johns Road could be eliminated without damage to Boerne businesses. Interchanges, Mr. Lytton said, are never objected to as they help a small community. Most communities will fight to get one. Mr. Lytton suggested all officials, county, city and school, should meet to draw a joint resolution as to their wishes and to the best interest of the city and school board. He further stated it would be from two to three years before the interstate would be open to traffic.

March 29, 1973 Kendall County to inaugurate cancer crusade On April 2, Kendall County Cancer Crusade volunteers will launch the annual crusade with a family supper at Saxon Hall of the Methodist Church in Boerne. Crusaders from Bergheim, Comfort, Sisterdale and Kendalia as well as those from Boerne and their families will attend. Approximately 115 Kendall County volunteers will join the thousands of volunteers in America in making every effort to reach every home. When a Crusader calls at your home, please welcome him or her, accept the materials they offer, ask questions you may have concerning cancer and how your donation will be used to fight this devastating disease.



The impending vote on the Boerne Independent School District’s bond proposal gives us an opportunity to assess the district’s past financial stewardship and review answers to some questions that have been raised. Even though I served on this year’s 70-member Long Range Planning Committee, am a member of the BISD Budget Committee and consider myself reasonably well-versed in school finance issues, I visited with Bruce Revell, BISD financial manager to learn more. Revell has been with BISD since 2006 and is a self-described frugal money manager. For the past seven years BISD has received an outstanding rating for financial accountability by the Texas Education Association. The budget has been balanced each year and the reserve fund has increased from $6 million to $9 million, or approximately 2 months’ worth of expenditures as recommended by the state. I asked Revell to explain how the district could request this bond without raising the current tax rate, especially since taxes are frozen for homeowners over the age of 65. He noted that since 2010, BISD has refinanced most of its debt to take advantage of all-time low interest rates, saving taxpayers $40 million in future interest payments. BISD anticipates additional refinancing to be available in 2014, saving millions more. Due to new home and commercial construction, our tax base

U.S.S.R. food imports growing Most comparisons between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. center on military strength, but in the crucial area of agriculture and the capacity of each country to feed its own people, Russia is in deep trouble, says an economist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University System. While the U.S. is climbing in terms of exportable food surplus, the Soviet Union’s dependence on imported food is growing. The U.S. with its 2.4 million family farm managers produced twice as much grain the past year as the Soviet Union with its 26 million farm workers. Individual productivity and decision-making in the U.S. is the difference.

March 31, 1993 Two arrested after parking lot shooting A gunshot disrupted shopping at Boerne Wal-Mart on Thursday when a Georgia native discharged his weapon in the parking lot while scuffling with Boerne police. No one was hit and two suspects were taken into custody. The incident began when the store reported a car parked in the handicapped zone. Officer Carl Clayton contacted a male subject in the driver’s seat who claimed his name was Gary Torres and said he didn’t have any identification. Clayton then took the driver’s license of a female in the front passenger seat, named Abigail Escobar. A check was run on the license and the police were notified there was an outstanding felony warrant on Escobar from the state of Georgia for Escape. Sergeant Jim Kohler arrived to assist, and asked the male subject to exit the vehicle. As he got out, Escobar stated the subject had a gun. The subject with his back to Kohler was observed reaching for his waistband. Kohler grabbed Torres by the arms and took him down to the sidewalk. During the brief struggle, Torres managed to retrieve a .380 semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and fired one round into the parking area before the gun jammed. The officers were able to knock it free and handcuff the man.

March 25, 2003 This is only a test More than 40 local law enforcement officers successfully completed a two-day Rapid Response to Active Shooter training course hosted by the Boerne Police Department during the week of March 17 at Boerne Middle School North during the spring break period. The training sessions are designed to prepare police to deal with violent crimes. The training course was developed in the aftermath of the April 1999 attack at Columbine High School in Colorado.

March 31, 1983 Amdro to go on sale tomorrow Those pesky fire ants may be showing up again soon since most of Kendall County has had some rain. The county will place Amdro on sale Wednesday, April 6, at several places in the county. The bait will be sold for $1.50 per pound. Limits will be one pound for one to 10 acres of land, two pounds for 11-25 acres, five pounds for 26-50 acres and 24 pounds for 51 or more acres.

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has expanded. This has allowed the district to pay an additional $6 million of principal beyond regular payments, creating additional interest savings. Thus, BISD will be able to maintain the current tax Debt Service tax rate, which has actually been reduced by 3.6 cents since 2010 with savings passed on to taxpayers. Revell stated that the district is using cautious and conservative assumptions in planning the 2013 bond. For planning estimates only, they are projecting interest rates to be 2 percent higher than what is now available, and assume new appraisal growth of 2 percent per year, which is less than we have experienced. If rating agencies see that bond payment estimates are conservative and can cover any market fluctuations, then BISD’s bond rating will be higher, leading to lower interest rates and taxpayer savings. Low rates will enable BISD to either retire early much of the new debt (savings millions of interest) or eventually reduce the tax rate or some combination of the two. I also inquired about the advisability of including technology equipment and school buses in this bond. A little background history is in order here to understand this aspect of the bond. Boerne is a property-rich district that has paid about $50 million in our tax dollars to the state since 2004 for redistribution to property-poor districts. The state has also frozen its aid to local districts at the same level since 2006, during which time inflation has risen by 16 percent. These two factors have limited what BISD can spend in its operations budget. Consequently, BISD has had to make budget reductions of $5 million



(10 percent ) since 2009. Lower priority positions and programs have been eliminated, and available money has been understandably prioritized to the classroom. Nonetheless, class sizes have increased to levels beyond what is recommended. People can argue that computer equipment and buses should be paid out of the same operations budget that has been reduced significantly. Further reductions threaten the standard of excellence that BISD has achieved. The district does have the option of asking voters to approve increasing the operations tax rate from $1.04 per thousand dollars to as much as $1.17. However, were this done, we would have to share about 40 percent of additional money raised with the state. The BISD board has understandably declined to use this approach. We would have to raise $20 million in operations funds (M&O) to net the $12 million called for in the bond to fund these items. Just as people finance their autos or trucks, BISD plans to finance these items with short-term bonds (and during the warranty period). Since BISD keeps all money raised by bonds (I&S tax), the total cost to the district, including interest, would be about $13.6 million or $6.4 million less than using the operations budget approach. BISD has an excellent track record of financial management and has real needs as a growing district. I have written many columns blasting our federal spending and debt. But when local schools have legitimate needs and are responsible stewards of taxpayers’ money, I believe they deserve our support. BISD has clearly met this threshold.

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Melanie and Jeremy Hudson have been married less than a dozen years. During that time they have suffered miscarriages and deaths. Early on, Jeremy battled testicular cancer, then less than a year ago Melanie was diagnosed with brain cancer. Their faith is what has kept them going. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lean on prayer,â&#x20AC;? is Jeremy Hudsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s explanation for the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing strength and unity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been learning the amazing peace that comes from prayer,â&#x20AC;? Melanie agreed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we try our hardest to give that peace to others.â&#x20AC;? Spiritual support, the couple says, is whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s led them through the succession of dark valleys. On their first wedding anniversary Jeremy received word of his cancer, and a year later Melanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father died. Both experiences, Melanie said, brought with them important lessons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They allowed us to quickly realize that life and marriage are precious,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding that in the midst of the trials she became more aware of how her loved onesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strengths blessed the people around them. After the birth of a daughter - now five years old - the couple endured the loss of three babies. Eventually they adopted a son, an event that became final on their anniversary as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our wedding anniversary is now our day to celebrate our family,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our

The Hudson family at home challenges lead us close to God and teach us to lean on Him through it all and for it all.â&#x20AC;? Jeremy, a Boerne Middle School South band teacher, concedes that it has sometimes not been so easy to stay cheerful, and that challenges remain a part of everyday life. Sometimes he worries about the future, mostly he juggles a family strained by Melanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fatigue, medical bills and diminished earnings - since, as owner of her own tutoring company, Melanie was the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major

earner. And he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shaken the horror of those first moments, that original conversation last November when his wife told him she had cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so sorry Jeremy,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he recalled her words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have a brain tumor and the doctor thinks it is cancer.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I was numb â&#x20AC;Ś in disbelief. I had already had cancer. Surely God did not think we could handle brain cancer too.â&#x20AC;? Any earlier thoughts he might have had about their lives being difficult paled in comparison to the new shock, Jeremy said. Still, they both say that the past few months have shown as much promise as trial. Melanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovery has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;nothing short of a miracle,â&#x20AC;? Jeremy said. The day after her surgery she was eating, talking and able to take an assisted walk.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;My radiologist told me that I was his only patient ever who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decline in communication and vocabulary during treatment,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;rather I improved. My oncologistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head nurse told me that I was the talk of the office. Evidently, I looked, talked and acted better than they expected. My response was, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a lot of people have prayed for me and blessed me.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Along with prayer, some of that blessing has come in financial form. Jeremy concedes that his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s illness â&#x20AC;&#x153;had the potential to wipe us out,â&#x20AC;? and that the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget has become tighter and tighter. However a fund set up by a family member is easing a small part of the strain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am humbled by the amount already raised,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over $4,000 now.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cannot be thankful enough,â&#x20AC;? Melanie agreed, adding that her entire family, all of whom are struggling to rebuild their New Jersey homes after destruction by Hurricane Sandy, are facing financial and emotional hurdles of their own. For now, Jeremy says the news is â&#x20AC;&#x153;scary but not grim.â&#x20AC;? Melanie faces a full year of aggressive chemotherapy, and the two worry that their health insurance premiums may rise drastically. Not easy times. However Jeremy and Melanie continue to count themselves among the fortunate. It has been a hard season in life but I have had such peace,â&#x20AC;? Melanie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our challenges lead us close to God and taught us to lean on Him through it all and for it all. We cannot be thankful enough.â&#x20AC;? While doctors have warned Jeremy that his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease is â&#x20AC;&#x153;dangerous,â&#x20AC;? they have also assured him that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Melanie is going to be able to be with me and the kids for a very long time,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both Melanie and I have a greater appreciation for each other, for our kids, and the time we have together. We put our phones down more, play with our kids more frequently. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve increased our family time a lot. I treasure every day weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re together.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we describe our hard moments that we have faced already, everyone seems shocked,â&#x20AC;? Melanie added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We, however, will tell them that we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it differently.â&#x20AC;? Updates regarding Melanie Hudson are available at Online donations can be made at melaniekinghudson.

Religion died on the cross with Jesus â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Testament Christiansâ&#x20AC;? are an oxymoron. Christianity is founded on the Law and the Prophets of the Old Testament, but Christ made a New Covenant, a New Testament with mankind, a new structure built on, but above and beyond, the foundation of the Old. When Jesus died on the cross, the earth shook with a violent earthquake and the veil of separation in the Jewish Temple ripped apart. Both of these events were symbolic of the monumental shift that was taking place - the shift from the Old Testament to the New. As the apostle Paul would subsequently write, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old things are passed away. Behold, all things are become new.â&#x20AC;? After his conversion by

the living Christ, Paul spent the rest of his life taking the gospel to the Gentiles and receiving persecution from some of the Jewish Christians who just could not let go of the Old Covenant. His letter to the Galatians was a scathing rebuke of those who would attempt to corrupt his converts with Old Testament religion based on â&#x20AC;&#x153;works,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;obedienceâ&#x20AC;? and the strict keeping of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Law.â&#x20AC;? Today I see a dangerous return of the spirit of the Judaisers who just cannot accept the power of grace alone to save sinners. They just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust grace. They call it â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheap grace.â&#x20AC;? (A term used by a modern theologian and quoted largely out of context.) Some seem to prefer Judaism over the Church. The



New Testament makes it clear that we â&#x20AC;&#x153;are saved by grace through faith, not of works, lest any man should boast.â&#x20AC;? But boasting about keeping Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s law, ludicrous as that is, lies in the heart of every religion - even the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christianâ&#x20AC;? religion. (The Christian religion is different than Biblical Christian faith.) At best, professing Christians who consistently harp on keeping Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laws are confused and do not know how to â&#x20AC;&#x153;rightly divide the word of truth.â&#x20AC;? At worst, they are control freaks who get a

sense of self-worth by beating up on immature believers who are easily manipulated by guilt, condemnation and feelings of insignificance. Did you know that the New Testament says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lawâ&#x20AC;? was nailed to the cross along with Christ? (Col. 2:1416) Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good test that will help you discern whether the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christian teachingâ&#x20AC;? you hear or read is the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ or some perversion that attempts to mix the Old and the New Covenants: Does the teaching frustrate you, condemn you, make you feel like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to you to hold on to God? Conversely, does it induce self-pride when you feel youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kept it? If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it makes you feel, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably


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trying to deny, in one form or another, the place that Jesus holds in our world. None have or ever can succeed. He is the overcomer. So what is this third â&#x20AC;&#x153;come forthâ&#x20AC;?? I believe it is Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call to his church, and here I am speaking of the true church not just denominational groupings. The church of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is made up of true believers of whom I hope you are one. For a moment let us forget what organization we belong to that we identify as church and think of the body throughout the world. Those of us in America are wealthy, but millions of believers in other parts of the world are desperately poor measured by our standards. Others are being persecuted and martyred for their faith. To this great body, God has said, yea

St. Paul, a former Pharisee, declared, â&#x20AC;&#x153;For freedom, Christ has set us free.â&#x20AC;? New Testament Christianity is the only Christianity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s liberating, joyful, and extremely exhilarating. Modified grace is no grace at all. Recommended reading: Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter to the Galatians. Jesus took more to the cross than our sin - he took all religion there, also. When he rose from the grave, he left religion behind and continues to offer us true freedom today through a personal, intimate, daily walk with him. You need not be religious to walk with the living Christ. Happy Easter Contact Tom Lanier at

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Come forth, come forth, come forth The term come forth is found many places in the Bible but maybe none quite as striking as that found in John 11:43 where Jesus â&#x20AC;&#x153;cried with a loud voice, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lazarus, come forth.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? On this occasion Jesus raised his good friend Lazarus from four days in the grave with a mere command. A rather remarkable miracle wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you say. The concept of coming forth does not end with Lazarus. I would like to point out two more miracles that also represent coming forth extremely well even though the command is not recorded in Scripture. The second can come as no surprise. It is the day we celebrate called Easter. As you well know the celebration is the most important on the Christian calendar or any other calendar for that matter. The resurrection and coming forth of Jesus from the grave is the greatest miracle of all time because it changed the course of history forever. The Savior of all mankind came forth from the grave to bring life out of death to the world. Even an honest atheist cannot deny the historical significance of Jesus in the world. Men for 2000 years have been

being bombarded by some man-made, hybrid Christianity that has the Old all mixed up with the New Testament. This issue is confusing to most people. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been confusing throughout church history. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m seeing more and more damage being done by legalistic, toxic religion that poses as real Christianity. Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing grace is more powerful to save and to keep his people than all the rules, regulations and traditions of all the religions of the world combined, including Orthodox Judaism if you believe the book of Romans. When asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?â&#x20AC;? Jesus responded, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom God has sent.â&#x20AC;? (John 6:28-29)

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even commanded, come forth oh church oh God. Since I dare not speak for or to those who suffer for the name of Jesus, I will speak directly to those of us who are unbelievably blessed. At least that is how it appears to us. It may be that the persecuted Christians are the blessed ones. So how do you think we here in America are doing on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;come forthâ&#x20AC;? scale? From my limited pointed of view I would guess we are a little light. (no pun intended). I want to pose some thoughts for you to consider. I know I sound like a broken record, but who is winning the influence race, the church or the culture? How might that look if the church did a better job of loving rather than judging? Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; command to â&#x20AC;&#x153;go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creationâ&#x20AC;? begs the question, how is that working? Is the preaching only done in the pulpit or is it lived out in the lives of the people who have feasted on the coming forth of Jesus? Let us all celebrate that glorious day when Jesus came forth and live out of his life that indwells us.

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VFW POST 688 meets second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Boerne Convention and Community Center, 820 Adler Rd.. 830336-4666. WATER AEROBICS CLASSES FOR SENIORS 50+, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Noodle Aerobics at 2:30 p.m.; AquaZumba Monday and Thursday at 8 p.m. Health and Wholeness Center pool, 216 W. Highland, Boerne. All classes 1 hour; $50 one time registration; $35 monthly. WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BIBLE STUDIES, First Baptist Church-Borne, Wednesday Mornings, 9-11:30 a.m., Family Life Building; Wednesday Evenings, 6:15-8 p.m., Family Life Building. Free childcare with registration at 830-249-2527. For current studies, leaders, dates, times and locations, visit WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BIBLE STUDY, Spring Creek Methodist Church, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Church, led by Judy Goolsby - judygoolsby@ WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HEART SUPPORT GROUP, WomenHeart of the Texas Hill Country, second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Patrick Heath Public Library. Contact Ree Laughlin, 830249-0828 or YOUNG AND RESTLESS, Christian fellowship for 20- and 30-somethings, married or single, meets monthly for fellowship, outreach and good time. Call 830-2493228 or

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Jennings Anderson Ford owner Scott Wilson accepts a commendation from Boerne ISD Board President Jennifer Christianson in appreciation of his service to the BISD. Wilson established an incentive for BISD teachers of the year. Winning teachers receive a personalized parking sign on their respective campuses for one year, plus a year of complimentary automotive services provided by Anderson Ford. Star photo by Gail Yovanovich

CH Graphics has moved to 916 E. Blanco Rd., Ste. 100, in Boerne. Owner Jodie Webb started the company eight years ago and specializes in creating completely unique promotional products, specialty items and apparel and can provide full service illustration and graphic design services or work with customers’ artwork or logo files, including local and national clients, small businesses, large corporations, rodeo organizations, schools, churches and clubs. Call CH Graphics’ Boerne manager Jessica Kitts at 830-331-8859 or visit the website at

BISD trustee attends advocacy program Richard Elkins of Boerne ISD was among a group of school board members gathering in Corpus Christi March 7-9 to learn the latest on 21st century challenges to leadership and the implications of those trends for educators. Session theme for this, the third of five training sessions of Leadership TASB (LTASB), was “Where Leadership Happens through Community Engagement.” Trustees began activities Thursday with tours of Santa Gertrudis ISD’s Academy High School and Premont ISD. Academy

High School is the shared high school for Santa Gertrudis and Driscoll ISDs. Selected by TASB, the group of 35 trustees is participating in a year-long education leadership study program. The LTASB class of 2013 represents Texas school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 275 to 106,000 and reflects a range of property wealth. Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate in June with a unique designation recognized by TASB. LTASB is sponsored in part by H-E-B.

Message to Austin Copper Dragonfly Boutique owners Denise and James Filer focus on providing high-quality products and customer satisfaction. The Copper Dragonfly Boutique offers a line of bohemian, indie and hippie chic clothing in all sizes. The clothing is unique in appearance and comfortable to wear. They carry jewelry and art by local artists and custom T-shirts as well as scented candles and essential oils and blends. Copper Dragonfly Boutique is at 806 River Rd. in Boerne. Call 830-331-2259 and visit

Kevin Thompson, left, of Centennial Bank in Boerne visited with State Representative Bryan Hughes during the Independent Bankers Association of Texas Legislative Day at the Texas Capitol.

Chamber’s Board Endorses BISD Bond The Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce board of directors has passed a resolution supporting the $99.5 million Boerne ISD bond proposal going before voters May 11. The resolution, passed at the board’s March meeting, presses support for the bond while commending the Boerne Independent School District, its volunteer leadership and staff for developing the proposal and for fiscal stewardship that would allow the bond to be issued without a tax rate increase. The Chamber directors also encourage voters to become informed about the bond and to vote. An excellent school district is so critical to the vitality of our community. Education is important to the people of our community and developing a well-educated, well-rounded work force is essential to the success of our business climate. Boerne ISD has a well-earned reputation for success in the classroom and a record of being reliable stewards of our community’s education tax dollars. By voting to support this bond, our community will make a critically important investment in the future of our children, our schools



and our community. The BISD Board called for the bond election at its Jan. 28 meeting. The bond package includes dollars to support a significant investment in new career and technical classrooms, technology, construction to accommodate enrollment growth, renovation of aging facilities, enhanced safety and security measures on all nine BISD campuses without needing to raise the tax rate. Early voting on the bond runs April 29 through May 7. Election Day is May 11. A Resolution of The Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Support of The Boerne Independent School District 2013 Bond WHEREAS an excellent school dis-

trict - with acknowledged strengths in academics and extracurricular activities - is a vital component in a progressive community whose citizens value quality of life, and WHEREAS a highly recognized school district that is attuned to student needs, aligned with community values, and forward-looking in setting and achieving goals serves as the pulse of a community, and WHEREAS the measurable and acknowledged strength of a local school district has a very direct impact on property values in the area, success of business and commerce, and overall community pride and spirit, and WHEREAS the Boerne Independent School District has perennially been acknowledged by all applicable measurements to be an excellent district, cumulatively and in specific academic and extracurricular activities, thereby earning a reputation for excellence, and WHEREAS this well-earned reputation is a reflection of commitments on the part of students, families, teachers, staff and community leaders and supporters, and WHEREAS Boerne ISD accord-

‘Must haves’ for business owners If you own a business, you may well follow a “do it now” philosophy - which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow - which means you’ll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans. Fortunately, you’ve got some attractive options in these areas. For example, you could choose a retirement plan that offers at least two key advantages: potential tax-deferred earnings and a wide array of investment options. Plus, some retirement plans allow you to make tax-deductible contributions. In selecting a retirement plan, you’ll need to consider several factors, including the size of your business and the number of employees. If your business has no fulltime employees other than yourself and your spouse, you may consider a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan or an owner-only 401(k), sometimes known as an individual or solo 401(k). Or, if your goal is to contribute as much as possible, you may want to consider an owner-only defined benefit plan. If you have employees, you might want to investigate a SIMPLE IRA or even a 401(k) plan. Your financial advisor, working with plan design professionals and your



tion thereof. Many succession plans include a buy-sell agreement. Upon your death, such an agreement could allow a business partner or a key employee to buy the business from your surviving spouse or whoever inherits your business interests. To provide the funds needed for the partner or employee (or even one of your children) to purchase the business, an insurance policy could be purchased. Your estate plan - including your will and any living trust should address what happens with the business, in case you still own part or all of it at your death. The best-laid succession plans may go awry if the unexpected occurs. All these business succession options can be complex, so before choosing any of them, you will need to consult with your legal and financial advisors. Whether it’s selecting a retirement plan or a succession strategy, you’ll want to take your time and make the choices that are appropriate for your individual situation. You work extremely hard to run your business - so do whatever it takes to help maximize your benefits from it.

tax advisor, can help you analyze the options and choose the plan that fits with your combined personal and business goals. Now, let’s turn to business succession plans. Ultimately, your choice of a succession plan strategy will depend on many factors, such as the value of your business, your need for the proceeds from the sale of the business for your retirement, your successor and how well your business can continue without you. If your goal is to keep the business within the family, you’ll need to consider how much control you wish to retain (and for how long), whether you wish to gift or sell, how you balance your estate among your heirs, and who can reasonably succeed you in running the business. Many succession planning techniques are available, including an outright sale to a third party, a sale to your employees or management (at once or over time), or the transfer of your business This article was written by within your family through sales or gifts during your life, Edward Jones for use by your at your death or any combina- local Edward Jones financial advisor.

ingly has gained the distinction of being a “destination district,” meaning a district that can anticipate significant and steady population growth as families seek the best educational opportunities for their children, and WHEREAS the community desires to see Boerne schools continue to excel on all fronts, to the point of engaging in an extensive long-range planning process as a 70-member citizens committee did in the fall of 2012, and WHEREAS this citizens committee did in December 2012 make recommendations to the Boerne ISD Board of Trustees in the form of a districtwide bond proposition to address classroom technology, enrollment growth, aging facilities and campus security and safety, and WHEREAS our elected representatives, the Boerne ISD Board of Trustees, did receive and study these recommendations, after which it unanimously approved a $99.5 million bond election for the voters of the Boerne ISD, therefore be it RESOLVED that, we, the Board of Directors of the Greater Boerne

Chamber of Commerce do express our full endorsement of said bond proposal and all elements contained therein, and be it further RESOLVED that we commend the Boerne ISD for is sound and recognized fiscal practices and stewardship that permit this bond to be issued without need for a tax rate increase, and be it further RESOLVED that we commend the members of the long-range planning committee, the Board of Trustees, and the district administration on their commitment to developing a bond that serves all students of the district, placing an emphasis on strengthened academics, more robust career and technical education, state-of-the-art technology in the classroom, and student and staff safety, and be it further RESOLVED that we encourage all registered voters living in the district to vote in favor of this bond, taking full advantage of early voting April 29-May 7 or casting their vote on Election Day, May 11. Resolved this 20th day of March, 2013, by the members of the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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Boerne Dance Center taps Four Boerne Dance Center dancers participated at the Showbiz National Talent regional dance competition in Austin during February. For their tap group performance, the girls received a Diamond First Place award for the Senior Small Group Division. Madison Elsworth and McKenna Mason also performed an additional tap duet where they received 9th place overall in their Senior Duet/Trio Division. The dancers are under the direction of Mary Parker, Boerne Dance Center. The Elementary Two Competition Team also competed in tap and received 10th place overall. They competed again at the Revolution Dance Competition on March 9 and received an Elite Gold award as well as second place overall.

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Lindsey Williams, Grant Bergman wed in Port Aransas ceremony Lindsey Hart Williams and Grant Dodson Bergman exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas. Father James Derkits presided at the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Stephanie and Jay Kenisgberg of Port Aransas and Mellie and Gary Bergman of Boerne. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Augusta Jones strapless lace gown and her bouquet was made of hydrangeas, roses and calla lilies. Bridesmaids were the bride’s three sisters, Abby Rose Kenigsberg of Austin, Whitney Williams of San Marcos and Lauren Williams of Port Aransas. Also Kari Bergman of Washington, D.C., sister of the groom, and friends of the bride Ashley Harrington and Kassie Soefje of San Antonio and Jennifer Parks of Austin. They wore silver taffeta dresses and carried bouquets of plum hydrangeas and roses. Gary Bergman attended his son as best man. Groomsmen were the groom’s cousins Hunt Bergman of Gatesville, Stewart Craig of Austin, Philip Craig of Corpus Christi, Paul Anspacher and D’Arcy Listen of Dallas, and the bride’s brother Aaron Kenigsberg of Port Aransas. The bride graduated

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Bergman from Port Aransas High School, the University of Texas at Austin and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is currently employed at the University of AlabamaBirmingham for her preliminary intern year. Grant graduated from Boerne High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture systems management from Texas A&M University. He is currently employed with Automation X, a distribution company based in Wyoming, as the Eastern United States inside sales representative. The couple returned to Birmingham after the wedding, but will be moving to Palo Alto, Calif., in June so Lindsey can complete her residency in anesthesiology at Stanford University Medical Center.

Money & Marriage . . . Match made in heaven? part 3 Are you ready to dig into some basic money management tools to use for your Life Plan together . . . making your marriage and money a match made in heaven? I hope so. Here we go! These are the basic tools to create and maintain throughout your life. The first is Net Worth Statement or Balance Sheet. Your net worth gives you an overview of your assets and liabilities. Assets are what you own and liabilities are what you owe. Take some time to write down everything you own in terms of liquid assets - cash. Liquid assets are assets that can be sold, traded or disposed easily, usually in less than 12 months, often within 20 days. Examples included for consumers, businesses, and investors are Cash/checking, inventories, accounts receivables, cash equivalents (i.e. money market holdings, short-term government bonds, Treasury bills and other easily cashed out marketable securities), short-term investments, prepaid expenses. Then add your physical assets . . . home, vehicles, all other possessions. For possessions you still owe on, balance the debt on the liability side. The net is what is included in your assets. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) offers us the framework for the Liability net worth side: “A liability is a present obligation of the enterprise arising from past events, the settlement of which is expected to result in an outflow from the enterprise of resources embodying economic benefits.” Tally everything you owe at this point and any obligations that will come due in the future. The next tool helps you manage those assets and liabilities. Yes, you guessed it ... what does your Budget look like? Not a comfort-


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able word, is it? A SMART budget is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Rewarded and Time-phased. A budget provides a hands-on tool for reigning in spending and achieving your life goals together. When creating your budget, clear, appropriate debt reduction, saving and investment strategies, determining mandatory and discretionary expenses and maintaining a solid perspective and longterm discipline together is the goal. In addition, getting beyond just surviving is integrally tied to your dreams and goals, how you spend, save, manage your credit and plan for retirement. All these determine to a great extent how well you celebrate your life. And here we are again with questions to ponder: Where does your money go? Do you know? Do you save receipts? Those receipts thrown away at the grocery store or while dining out are integral parts of your budget review and personal accountability and commitment. Tedious as it is for us, keeping receipts and records can make all the difference. Does this sound familiar? “My budget can handle it. I’ve got enough money saved for the rest of my life. Well ... unless I want to buy something.” There are times when I actually look at my checkbook balance and still say, “I can buy this and make up the money next year.” Is this survival mode or what? Your Debt - “What is most important to you?” How do you envision getting debtfree through the years? What

might prevent you from succeeding? And how does your debt make you feel? The Balancing Challenge is creating a strategic plan to reduce and eliminate debt as reasonably and quickly as you can. In addition, learn the difference between a debt and investment, your needs and your wants related to your life plan, thereby safeguarding your money and your marriage. Your budget will help you avoid the slippery slope to debt slavery, get you beyond just survival and move you toward creating a savings and investment plan for your senior years together. But it will serve its purpose only if you both determine together to manage your money. Here comes the good news to motivate you to action. These many benefits will help you see lasting value of living on a budget: • Considerably reduced stress for you and your family • Increased control of your financial destiny • Enhanced passion and lasting commitment for your dreams & goals • Financial freedom • Debt-free living • Save more money for targeted dreams & goals • Invests smarter • Jump starts your career • Protects and helps unify your family • More time for yourself • Supports high-quality wellness goals • Comfortable retirement • Having all-around more fun! Here are the consequences when you don’t budget: • Intensified stress/family disagreements • Distorted perceptions and judgments toward oneself and others • Creditors/collection agencies routinely calling • No money for basics food, housing, healthcare and wellness, savings and invest-

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ments, special needs and emergencies, long-sought dreams and goals • Your health and wellbeing put at risk • The end of the line bankruptcy, most likely devastating your family and other relationships The other money management tools include your Home and Possessions. The reason for including this tool is that one of the biggest chunks of your money and debt goes to the possessions you own and owe. Another tool is Benevolence & Giving. No matter what dreams and goals you have for your own lives together, one of the greatest joys is to have a heart of generosity. With a heart like this, we all learn to be much more content and grateful with what we have when we help those in need. For most of us in this world today, this is a hard one when you have a mountain of bills stacked on your desk needing to be paid. Yet, there is balance in giving that includes no jealousy, we work to meet our needs and those we are responsible for, as we live a life of benevolent giving. Your Will is the next valuable tool to create and maintain. Providing a will (and if appropriate, a living trust) for your family and those you wish to leave your financial legacy is essential for successful money management, even after you leave this earth for greener

pastures. Get professional advice on the process and do a BBB and SEC background check on any recommended financial advisors. Then there are your Emergency Records. Think about it. What if something should happen to you, and your parents or adult children have to step in and decipher what needs to be done, who to contact, how to manage your money, needs, and wishes. The list goes on. For most of us, recordkeeping is one of the least liked chores, no matter how important and necessary. It is often a love-hate relationship. The final and actually one of the more enjoyable tools is Life & Family Memories. And why is this included? Making memories offers a

timeless legacy for your family. These memories will also sustain your motivation for managing your money as you focus on the life you want together. With these basic tools, may you not only gain a “want to” for successful money management in your marriage but also for making memories that will last forever. May your marriage and your money then truly become a match made in Heaven. Sharon L. Benedict is a speaker, author and weaver. She is available for speaking engagements, free-lance writing and will custom weaving. She welcomes questions and comments at Visit www.celebratingyourjourney. com.

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A lifetime of work saved from rubbish pile If medals were awarded for saving family records as there are for saving lives, I’d nominate a local genealogist for one. When Susan Ball, president of the San Angelo Genealogy Society, told Harry Dell last fall at the Texas State Genealogical Society meeting in Fort Worth about a collection of family history papers which had been dumped on their doorstep, he had no idea where that conversation would lead him. The daughter of the deceased author of the collection, who had resided in Kerrville the last few years of her life, couldn’t bring herself to trash them. The society accepted them, but found no tie to San Angelo and did not want to keep them. Susan thought that since Boerne was closer to Kerrville, that Harry might be able to find someone there who would be interested in the collection. He agreed to query the society there, if Susan would get the papers to him. Months later, she delivered them to him ... SIX milk crates of files, document reproductions, books, and even a manuscript ready for the printer! Close examination of the collection revealed it was the work of a skilled genealogist who had consulted many sources, copied original documents dating from the 17th century, and had for the most part organized her material well.

She had traced several related family lines. It was a wonderful collection; the kind that any library or archive would cherish. The only problem; not a soul mentioned in the collection appeared to have been born or ever lived in Kerr or Kendall County ... nor any other place in Texas. No one locally was interested in storing a collection that large when it was unlikely anyone would ever consult it. A HOME IS FOUND! All the families lines mentioned in the collection were from Northern Illinois. Although Harry had his doubts anyone would be interested enough in the collection to pay shipping fees, he decided to see if he could find a home for it. Bingo, his first email to the Stephenson County (Illinois) Genealogical Society brought an overwhelmingly, enthusiastically positive response. Yes, they were very interested in the collection of Ellen Aurand Halvorsen. They knew she had been researching their local families for years. A second response from a member said if we were not interested, she would pay the costs to have the collection shipped to her. The society approved the shipping expense and Harry had it re-boxed and sent by UPS at the cost of over $257 to Lena, Ill.. Harry emailed a copy of the receipt for postage on the


Saturday it was shipped, telling them to expect delivery on Wednesday. He expected a return check in a week or so. To his surprise, it was in his mail, the same Wednesday the boxes were delivered in Illinois to an excited and grateful group of genealogists. We’re sure Mrs. Halvorsen was beaming down on all concerned that day. Her labor of love had found a permanent home where others would enjoy it for years to come. MAKE YOUR ANCESTORS HAPPY! There are a couple lessons in this story! The first is for the family historians who amass collections of family records: Organize your material, and leave instructions for your family as what to do with your collection when you are gone. Your family may not be interested, but somewhere there are others who are! And to those family members with the responsibility of dispersing or disposing of possessions of the deceased; If you are not interested in the family history, give it someone who can find a home for it.

Old letters, newspaper clippings, wills, deeds, certificates, school records, annuals, pictures, business records and other historical documents are of interest to those building family and local histories. If there is a family Bible containing birth, marriage and death records, please take a photo of the pages, including the title page. Give copies of Bible records, along with any documents and books to the Family History Place, attention Harry Dell. You will make your ancestors happy. FOLD3 NOW FREE AT THE PLACE What is Fold3? It is the premier subscription website for viewing digitized copies of United States military records. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world. The website was formerly known as footnote. Records are from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican and Indian Wars, Civil War, WWI, WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Records range from draft and enrollment to service records to casualty lists and pension documents. Southern Claim records, Final Revolutionary War payment vouchers, Foreign Burial of American War Dead, Civil War maps and

Not Yet! Not Yet! Not time to feed the grass It’s still not time to fertilize the grass yet - just wait. I’ll tell you when. The grass isn’t actively growing yet and won’t be until the soil warms up to about 70 degrees F. If you just couldn’t wait and have already done it, prepare to do it again about midApril. VEGGIES Man, I hope you haven’t put your tomatoes in the ground yet. That little blue norther that blew through here Sunday and Monday nights sure would have put the kibosh on them. That’s why I keep telling you when to do stuff in the garden. I haven’t put mine in the ground yet - they’re still in the greenhouse. I may get them in the ground this week some time, though. TIME TO BREAK OUT THE LAWNMOWER If you haven’t done it yet, it’s also time to tune up the lawn mower ... sharpen the blade(s), change the oil and filter, change or clean the air filter, maybe even change the spark plug. It’s going to be time to crank it up in the next week or so if you haven’t already. Mainly what is growing right now, however, is just weeds from winter. The grass will start growing in a couple weeks. FRUIT TREES My tangerine and plum trees bloomed, the blackberries and grapes are leafing out already, so spring is definitely on the way. I know it’s really hard to do, but you really must thin out those little-bitty peaches once they’re about the size of your thumb. There are too many of them to ever make really good peaches. The tree is trying to feed them all and, as a result, none of them gets all the nutrition they really need. If you’ll thin them out to one peach every 5 or 6 inches, you’ll get bigger, sweeter and healthier peaches - really, just like the ones you buy in Fredericksburg, but you gotta thin them. So just do it. You did prune the trees back in January and February, didn’t you?



WORMS Watch for little brown worms starting to chew up the new stuff coming up or the new foliage on plants like the mountain laurel. Use Bt or Spinosad if you see any signs at all. Don’t wait. Get right on them and you’ll “head them off.” Remember that you need to break open any web that they may make so that the spray gets on the leaves. The worms have to eat the Bt or Spinosad before it can kill them and it usually takes about 3 to 4 days before they’re gone. They won’t eat any more after ingesting the Bt or Spinosad, but it takes a while to kill them. If you have any bagworms on the junipers, remove them by hand and throw them in the trash can. Sprays can’t get through the tough “shell” to get to the worm. CRAPE MYRTLES You can still prune your crape myrtles if you feel like you really have to; but remember, the needs of the plant come first - dead, diseased, damaged limbs first and the smaller of any two limbs that are rubbing together next. Other than that, you don’t need to touch it at all. It will bloom just fine without any pruning at all. Driving around the neighborhood the other day, I saw some “butt-ugly” assassination-attempts on crape myrtles. I sure hope you didn’t “top” your crape myrtles. First of all, it’s just plain ol’ ugly, and secondly it weakens the tree because the tree has to work extra hard to stay alive. Crape myrtles don’t really need to be trimmed for any reason except that maybe they’re growing too close to the house or some other permanent structure. Nowadays they come in almost all sizes and colors so

that there is one that is just right for that spot - wherever it is in your yard. If you have to keep cutting back a crape myrtle because it grows into things, maybe you ought to consider replacing it with a smaller variety. BAGGED LEAVES I’ve already noticed people bagging their leaves to haul to the dump. Please don’t do that. All those you sent last year are still there. Mother Nature meant for those leaves to be recycled into the soil. You can do your part by

BOREN Air Force Airman Christopher A. Boren graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Sue Boren of Boerne and a 2009 graduate of Legacy High School, North Las Vegas, Nev. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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dence, Lincoln Assassination Papers, Naval Ship Logs, FBI case files and even the Project Blue Book Report on UFOs. I have not begun to name even half of the unusual databases. There is something for everyone! Look under Record Sources on the Home page for a complete list. All databases are searchable or browsable. As on all large database sites, you will have less frustration if you first go to the database in which you are interested to enter the name of your ancestor. If you enter it on the opening page your results may not be records of only your ancestor, but also every other person in that database with the same or similar name in every category. If you need assistance using Fold3, or other online databases, ask any of the 18 GSKC Genealogist Volunteers at The Family History Place for help. They are Internet Information Specialists especially trained to help researchers with online research. Call 830-331-8730 for more information about The Place. Harry and I serve as volunteers on Wednesday afternoons. See you at there.

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Local student wins state SAR essay contest Andrew Schaffer, Boerne Champion High School senior won first place in the Sons of the American Revolution Essay contest with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Triumph of the Common Man.â&#x20AC;? Andrew drew inspiration from patriot-essayist, Ben Franklin, who was â&#x20AC;&#x153;the common manâ&#x20AC;? with a twinkle in his eye. Dr. Franklin influenced generations of patriot-essayists like Mark Twain, Will Rogers and E. B. White. Now, Franklin has helped Andrew, win $2,000.

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winner. Texas judges thought Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Triumph of the Common Manâ&#x20AC;? is good enough to bring the national award back to Texas. He is in the National Honor Society. He and his younger brother are both Sons of the American Revolution members and Eagle Scouts. Next fall, Andrew will begin his college studies to become a medical doctor. The Schaffer family lives in Fair Oaks Ranch. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Robert, a Marine Corps veteran, leads the Life

Operations wing of USAA Life. His mom Julie is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Reserves, and Andrew has a younger brother, Sean. Both boys enjoy soccer, tennis and scouting. Rob Schaffer has served as their Scoutmaster. Runners-up were Diana Bodenmiller of Flower Mound and Chandler Burke of Dallas. The last area national winner was homeschooled Kristin Personius in 2006.

VFW names winners of 2012-13 essay contests BY GAIL YOVANOVICH

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VFW Post 688 Commander Dave Judson announced the winners of its 2012-13 essay contests Monday at the Boerne Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This program has being going on since 1922,â&#x20AC;? Judson told the group, and topics change annually. Josiah Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Antigoa from Boerne Middle School South placed first in the Patriotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pen category, open to grades six through eight, with the topic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What would I tell our founding fathers?â&#x20AC;? Zander Stewart, BMSS, placed second; Maggie Morris, Kendall Elementary School, third; Kathyrn Drees, Boerne

Middle School North, fourth; and Erin Marie Cavanaugh, BMSN, fifth. Five finalists tied for sixth place: Julia Martin, Curington Elementary School; Olivia Lennon, CES; Garett Petty, Kendall Elementary School; Presley Klar, BMSN; and Toni Hernandez, Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School. Ryan Menz, Champion High School, placed first in the Voice of Democracy category, open to grades nine through twelve, with the topic, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is our constitution still relevant?â&#x20AC;? Dillon Peterson, Boerne High School, placed second; Sawyer Williams, BHS, third; Celeste Moon, BHS, fourth; and Catherine Nolen, CHS, fifth. Five finalists tied for sixth place: Daniel Bellamy, BHS; Christian Flan-

ders, CHS; Brianna Murphy-Hudspeth, CHS; Austin Smith, BHS; and Ashley Hillman, BHS. All the winners received cash prizes, and both first place winners will read their essays at the VFW Memorial Day ceremony. Judson also awarded certificates to Kim Grosenbacher from CHS and Darrah McCammon from CES as VFW Citizenship Education Teachers of the Year at the post level. He also forwarded their nominations to District 13 for judging at that level. In praising the teachers for their commitment to history and citizenship, Judson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to recognize these ladies for their accomplishments.â&#x20AC;?


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Your brain on books ... reading makes a difference Yesterday my -5year old son said to me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like books, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move,â&#x20AC;? as he pointed to the TV screen where the Berenstain Bears were learning the lessons of life. I thought about the comment for a second and then said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;But books make your brain active, you build your own story in your brain based on the words you are reading.â&#x20AC;? My son doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite get the connection yet as he does not read. But do those of us who do read know what books actually do to our brains? We know we read stories that speak to us, bring up long latent memories, or stir our sense of adventure. But do we know exactly what happens when we scan the pages? According to a recently published article on, there are things that happen to our brains on books. You can â&#x20AC;&#x153;actually physically change your brain structure, become more empathetic, and even trick your brain into thinking youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only read in novels.â&#x20AC;? Researchers have found that we bring up visual imagery automatically when we read. You can identify an image faster if you just read a description of it, suggesting that we instantly create visual images.



When you listen to an audio book or a story being told, not only does your language processing kick in, but your brainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sensory mechanisms do also. So, for instance, when you hear about food, your sensory cortex activates. And the personal stories and gossip we listen to all day, especially in workplaces with much social interaction, â&#x20AC;&#x153;make up 65 percent of our conversationsâ&#x20AC;? so keep listening to those stories or talk radio as it is good for your brain, even if it sometimes overwhelms your brain processing (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m speaking for myself here). Research even suggests that reading about an experience is the same as living it because the same neurological regions are stimulated. I read this to my husband because he gets frustrated that I read on car trips. He insists I am not experiencing life. Well, according to this, I kind of am. And those of us who read novels know how the experiences in those books enter into our thoughts and feelings.

Different reading experiences elicit different brain responses. Deep literary reading provides more of a brain workout than pleasure reading, but all types of reading are beneficial to your brain. Not surprisingly, reading in a different language provides huge benefits to your brain. Intensive language learning actually grows the brain. And reading changes your brain structure; poor readers who are trained to read better show an increase in the volume of white matter in the language area of the brain. Research also shows that your brain can adapt to new technology in seven days. When I began reading e-books I wondered why I felt so weird for a few days. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pinpoint why the experience was strange. Turns out e-books lack â&#x20AC;&#x153;spatial navigability,â&#x20AC;? which means the â&#x20AC;&#x153;physical cues such as heft of pages left to read that give us a sense of location. Evolution has shaped our minds to rely on location cues to find our way around, and without them, we can be left feeling a little lost.â&#x20AC;? E-books are providing location clues with page numbers and percentage read, but they will never provide the same location clues as a physical book, hence the benefits will be less.

Reading in sequence also increases your capacity to expand your attention span. This is especially important for young children. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of the reasons to read to kids, and it makes me more determined to read every night to my youngest. And, lastly, deep reading makes us more empathetic. When you lose yourself in a book, you let go of all the chatter of the real world and feel what the characters in a book feel. That, in turn, makes you more understanding of othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feeling in real life. These are more than enough reasons to run to the nearest bookshelf and dive in. STAYING INFORMED You can contact us at 830-249-3053, or visit our website at; be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter. Email us at Track us down on Facebook, www.facebook. com/pages/Boerne-PublicLibrary/130960913594944, where you can like the Library and The Hub at the Heath (our young adult Facebook page) or follow us on Twitter at To maintain your library account, go to and click on My Account on the left-hand side of the website.

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Records LAW ENFORCEMENT The following is a brief, partial recap of incidents reported by the Boerne Police Department, Kendall County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department and the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department. General locations are listed rather than specific addresses. An arrest should not imply guilt or innocence which will be decided in court at a later date. Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call the Boerne Police at 830-249-8645, the Kendall County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office at 830249-9721, the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department or Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-348-LEAD (5323) or

BOERNE POLICE DEPARTMENT March 22 8:47 a.m., 200 Fawn Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported an ex-employeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend had unlawfully gained entry to get to the former office desk. 10:30 a.m., 600 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a man reported his Kindle e-reader had been stolen from his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle, he called back to say they had found it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle. 11:06 a.m., 500 E. Blanco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a caller reported a vehicle without a permit was parking in a handicap spot, the business owner said the vehicle was hers, but the handicap sign was going to be removed. The officer told her to park elsewhere until it was. 12:01 p.m., I-10 mile marker 542 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The gold Pontiac reported passing vehicles on the shoulder at about 80 mph wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found. 1:32 p.m., 800 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Following a report of an apartment resident using a deep fryer on the balcony, an officer apprised the woman of the city ordinance against it. 1:50 p.m., 200 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer searched, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find, the woman and man with a baby reported going store to store asking for money. 2:07 p.m., 800 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a caller reported someone was yelling and kicking an apartment door down, an officer learned the residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend had done it and assaulted her. 3:38 p.m., 100 Commerce â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The elderly woman swerving all over the road and into oncoming traffic explained to the officer who stopped her that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feeling well. Her son-in-law was called to come get her and her car. 4:30 p.m., 200 Ivy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A red van that had been in an apartment parking lot for nearly a year belonged to a man who was trying to save money to fix it. 6:45 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a woman concerned about receiving past-dated but concerning message from a friend, an officer contacted the friend and found her to be OK. 9:15 p.m., 1300 N. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMS was called to treat the three juveniles in a vehicle that flipped and went airborne over a fence, but all the injuries appeared minor. Officers also responded to one alarm and assisted EMS on one call. March 23 10:03 a.m., 200 E. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when a Mustang and a VW collided. 10:48 a.m., 100 Medical â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported her car had been damaged by a hit-and-run driver overnight. 11:03 a.m., 100 W. San Antonio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the possibly intoxicated bank customer reported relieving herself in the bushes. 11:04 a.m., 900 N. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; While talking to two men reported harassing a woman at work, an officer searched their vehicle and arrested one for possession of marijuana. 12:31 p.m., 1400 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A couple of employees complained of sexual harassment from their manager. 12:55 p.m., 100 Staffel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A couple of guys sitting on a bench near a restaurant for a couple of days

and refusing to move on were more compliant when an officer asked. 1:46 p.m., 100 Oak Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the black luggage a caller said he had found near the road and put on a nearby front porch. 1:48 p.m., 100 Stonegate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller complained that gymnastic moms were blocking her driveway and mailbox. 2:07 p.m., Greyhound Lane â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The owner of a vehicle parked blocking another was located and moved it when asked. 3:32 p.m., 500 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Four teens departed a restaurant without paying for their food. 3:44 p.m., 100 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A store owner was knocked to the ground by a customer during a mutual shoving match. 4:37 p.m., 600 Rosewood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When the man burning stuff in a big open back yard fire was uncooperative with police, firefighters were called to extinguish the blaze and the man got a ticket. 5:48 p.m., 100 W. Advogt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An open gate at a thrift shop was locked up by an officer. 7:26 p.m., 100 Bentwood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman found a bicycle left in a drainage ditch by her house. 11:44 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man was taken to the ER and asked to be taken to the state hospital for treatment. There were also two alarms and one EMS call that required police response. March 24 1:04 a.m., 100 Menger Springs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man at the ER was threatening the staff. 1:10 a.m., 100 Lone Star â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman asked for extra patrols after seeing someone with a flashlight looking into a nearby house. Police theorized it had been an officer answering an alarm call. 2:01 a.m., I-10 mile marker 542 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A DPS trooper located the reported erratic truck driver pulling a trailer police were looking for. 3:50 a.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A reported suspicious vehicle was gone when police arrived. 11:50 a.m., 100 Old San Antonio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A runaway from a youth home was convinced to return to the campus. 12:52 p.m., 600 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured in a parking lot fender-bender. 12:54 p.m., 300 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller said he had warned a couple of fishermen below the dam that they should leave before the police saw them, but they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel inclined. They were gone however when officers arrived. 1:58 p.m., School & I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash. 2:41 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Several instances of shoplifting were reported. 4:31 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a caller reported a father was yelling, hitting and pulling the hair of his three children in a store, police found the kids OK and happy and mom and dad said it was just discipline with no hitting or hairpulling. 8:40 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man was detained for assault in a parking lot. 9:54 p.m., 300 S. Plant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Checking on an overheard assault, police found everything was OK. 10:54 p.m., 400 Hampton Cove â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Overly loud music was turned down after a neighbor complained. Police assisted EMS on two calls and responded to two alarms. March 25 7:28 a.m., 31700 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer directed a woman moving from S. Texas to Kansas who ran out of money to an agency that could help. 8:50 a.m., 100 Old San Antonio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A newcomer from out-of-state wanted to know about Texas U-turn laws.

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9:42 a.m., 100 Charger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A motorist was arrested for a suspended driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. 11:46 a.m., 200 Cibolo Branch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The back of a house was tagged. 12:18 p.m., 100 Stone Creek â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer arriving to interview a woman smelled a strong marijuana odor when she opened the door and arrested a man for tampering with evidence. 1:01 p.m., 200 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured in a two-vehicle wreck. 2:38 p.m., 200 Fawn Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer stood by after an irate man threatened to show up at a JPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, but the fellow never showed up. 3:53 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A youth home staff member reported being assaulted by a resident. 4:50 p.m., 200 Fawn Valley â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A JP asked for an officer to stand by because the irate man was on his way. 5:18 p.m., 200 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the white Mustang a caller said had two children locked inside. 6:46 p.m., 1400 E. Blanco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman called 911 when her clothes got stuck in a Laundromat washer. 6:58 p.m., 100 Hickman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a caller complained about a white Ram that had been parked for two weeks with a For Sale sign, an officer found it was registered and inspected and could legally be parked there. 7:17 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported her ex-boyfriend who she let take her car earlier had not returned it. 8:07 p.m., 500 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer talked to a transient sleeping in the grass. 10:10 p.m., 37100 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Animal control was called to take care of a dog while his mistress was arrested for driving without a valid license and no insurance. There was also one alarm that turned out to be false. March 26 10:49 a.m., 100 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A thrift shop worker complained that a customer had left her baby in the car by itself. 11 p.m., 200 Ivy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported her teen nephew wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to school. 1:30 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman asked for extra patrols after finding footprints in the rocks near her window. 2:09 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller wanted more information about a hit-and-run crash reported. 3:42 p.m., 34900 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When two vehicles collided, no one was injured. 4:40 p.m., 100 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured in a rear-end collision. 4:51 p.m., 1500 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A carwash manager reported an exit pillar had been damaged. 5:17 p.m., 34900 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller had questions about an earlier wreck he was involved in. 5:49 p.m., 100 Green Meadows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman wanted to know what to do about her nephew, of whom she had custody, threatening to move out. 5:49 p.m., 500 Irons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman said while her kids and their dog were crossing the street, a black Jeep ran over the dog and drove away. 6:01 p.m., 500 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported her diabetes meter in a black case was lost. 6:51 p.m., 100 Whisper Way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man reported his vehicle was the victim of criminal mischief. 7:10 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman said her ex-boyfriend was in her apartment without permission while she was away. 9:14 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported her ex-boyfriend keeps calling and wanting some property. 9:57 p.m., 100 City Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer checked the nature center and locked the gates.

10:17 p.m., 35000 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A security check of a hotel parking lot showed all was OK. 11:13 p.m., Cascade Caverns Rd. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Another hotel parking lot was checked. 11:48 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman asked for advice, then hung up abruptly, so an officer went by for a welfare check. Officers also assisted EMS on one call and answered one alarm. KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DEPARTMENT March 24 12:38 a.m., E. Tapatio Dr., Boerne - A woman complained of loud music. 4:40 a.m., 100 Shade Tree, Boerne - Someone complained of noise made by a road worker. 9:44 a.m., 700 FM 1376, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller said his barn was burglarized. 12:07 p.m., 100 FM 474, Boerne - A womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mailbox was damaged. 1:25 p.m., 900 N. FM 3351, Kendalia - During a traffic stop, deputies arrested the driver. 4:54 p.m., 100 Eagle Ct., Boerne - A woman received harassing cell phone calls. 6:14 p.m., Bandera and Main St., Boerne - While changing her shirt at a traffic light, a woman took her foot off the brake and rolled into the vehicle in front of her. Officers also made 26 traffic stops, checked out a suspicious person, a suspicious vehicle, two traffic hazards, two DWI reports and five false alarms, assisted EMS once and handled five animal calls. March 25 10:57 a.m., 700 High St., Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported a theft that occurred last week. 11:06 a.m., Harris Rd., Boerne A woman reported a burglary. 11:36 a.m., 700 High St., Comfort - Someone reported a minor car crash. 12:02 p.m., 200 Kemmer Trail, Boerne - A man said someone stole a canoe from the back of his property. 7:50 p.m., 400 W. Hwy. 46, Boerne - No one was injured when a pickup truck towing a trailer ran off the road and into an embankment. 9:04 p.m., E. Tapatio Dr., Boerne - Someone complained of loud music twice during the evening. Deputies also made four traffic stops, checked out three traffic hazards, a suspicious person, an abandoned vehicle and four false alarms, assisted EMS once, helped a stranded motorist and handled 12 animal calls. March 26 4:04 p.m., 537 MM, E. I-10, Boerne - A deputy assisted a stranded motorist. 5:07 p.m., 600 Roosevelt Ave., Comfort - Someone smashed a toilet in a business restroom. 6:28 p.m., 600 Adler St., Boerne - No one was injured in a minor two-vehicle wreck. Deputies also made 11 traffic stops, checked out a suspicious vehicle, an abandoned vehicle, a DWI report, two traffic hazards and a false alarm, handled two civil matters and a civil process, assisted other law enforcement agencies twice and received seven animal calls. FAIR OAKS RANCH POLICE DEPARTMENT March 19 8:18 a.m., 29400 Fairway Bluff - Animal control removed a whitetailed doe carcass from a front yard. 11:25 a.m., 29500 Red Bud Hill - A homeowner received a citation for watering on the wrong day. Officers also checked out a suspicious vehicle and handled seven animal calls.

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March 21 8:53 a.m., 7700 Dietz Elkhorn Rd. - Animal control removed a white-tailed doe carcass with ear tags from the roadside. 11:23 a.m., 400 Ammann Rd. During a traffic stop, the driver was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. 6:06 p.m., 31800 Sunland - An officer removed a deer carcass from someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yard. 8:30 p.m., 9090 Fair Oaks Pkwy. - An officer removed signs from the roadside that were in violation of a city ordinance. 11:22 p.m., 7200 Silver Spur Trail - During a traffic stop, the driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Police also checked out a suspicious person and a city ordinance violation report and handled an animal call.

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Hounds win 1st-round Chargers shutout opponents playoff soccer matches ■ BY KERRY BARBOZA Sports Editor


■ Sports Editor

SCHERTZ – Both the Boerne High boys and girls soccer teams made some school history Monday night when the Greyhounds

opened the first round of the state playoffs at Clemens High School. Neither varsity squad had been able to win a playoff game since the school

See BHS, page 16A

SPORTS SCHEDULE SOCCER PLAYOFFS Boerne Champion Both Boerne Champion soccer teams played Thursday night in the second round of the state playoffs. The girls played Bandera and the boys took on Highlands. Check our web site for results. Boerne High Both Boerne High soccer teams were in action Thursday night in the second round. The Lady Hounds played Medina Valley and the boys tangled with Jefferson. Check our web site for results. BASEBALL Boerne Champion *Thursday, April 4, Kerrville at Champion, 7 p.m. *Saturday, April 6, Champion at Lockhart, 2 p.m.

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Above: Edinson Reyes (2) kicks in a goal as the Seguin keeper reaches in vain to stop it during Monday’s match at Clemens. Below: Lauren Powers boots in a goal during Boerne’s match with Clemens for the only offense of the night.

Boerne High *Thursday, April 4, Boerne at Fredericksburg, 7 p.m. *Friday, April 5, Fredericksburg at Boerne, 7 p.m. Comfort High *Friday, April 5, Ingram at Comfort, 7 p.m. *Tuesday, April 9, Johnson City at Comfort, 7 p.m. GOLF Boerne Champion Boys *Monday – Tuesday, April 8-9, District at Vaaler Creek and River Crossing Girls *Monday – Tuesday, April 8-9, District at Vaaler Creek and River Crossing Boerne High Boys *Monday – Tuesday, April 8-9, District at Lady Bird in Fredericksburg Girls *Monday – Tuesday, April 8-9, District at Quick Sands in Wimberley

Both Boerne Champion soccer teams hit the road for their first-round playoff matches Tuesday night. The Chargers lost the coin flips that determined if they could host those first-round matches, but they won where it mattered most - on the field - with the girls prevailing 5-0 at Canyon Lake, while the boys were at Wimberley and blanked the Texans 2-0. The girls are 11-11-4 overall and the boys are 21-6 overall. Both Charger teams were in action Thursday night at Alamo Heights in the second round. The girls played Bandera and the boys tangled with Highlands. Check the Star’s web site for results and look in Tuesday’s paper for complete results. Boys WIMBERLEY – The Texans played well at home in Tuesday’s match, but the Chargers prevailed 2-0 with one goal in each half. Craig Hatch put Champion on the board in the first half and the Chargers took a 1-0 lead into the break. In the second half, Drew Birdsong finished at the net to give Champion some breathing room at 2-0. Austen McDonough and Dustin Morgan assisted on the two Charger goals. Even though the Texans were the No. 4 seed from their district, they gave Champion, the No. 1 seed from their district, a good match. Chargers coach David Rogers gave Wimberley credit for playing well. “They were more athletic than they’ve been in

Comfort High *Tuesday, April 2, Comfort at Hondo, 7 p.m. *Friday, April 5, Ingram at Comfort, 5 p.m. TENNIS Boerne Champion *Tuesday – Wednesday, April 9-10, District Tennis Tournament at Alamo Heights Boerne High *Friday - Saturday, April 4-5, District Tennis Tournament at Dripping Springs TRACK Boerne Champion *Friday – Saturday, March 29-30, Texas Relays *Friday, April 5, Northside Invitational at Gustafson Stadium Boerne High *Thursday, April 4, TriMeet at Boerne

Below: Allison Fahey (19) kicks the ball into a Canyon Lake defender. Fahey had two goals in Tuesday’s match at Canyon Lake.

See SOCCER, page 16A

BISD Relays held Saturday Hounds run-rule Navarro ■


The Boerne ISD Relays were held Saturday at BISD Stadium, and thanks to Stan “The DJ” Leech, the meet went off without a hitch. When the last race was run, the Champion varsity boys took first place with 159 points, while the BHS boys were sixth with 31 points.

In the girls division, the Champion girls scored 62 points for fifth, Geneva came in eighth with eight points and a short-handed BHS girls team finished ninth with six points. In the subvarsity races, the Champion boys finished second with 135 points, the BHS boys were sixth with 41 points and Geneva scored 26 points for seventh.

On the girls side, the Geneva girls were fifth in the JV standings with 70 points, Champion came in sixth with 48 points and Boerne High had 13 points for eighth. Varsity Results Boys (top 6) Champion’s Hunter McMurrey won the 100 in a time of 11.13 and Tra-

See RELAYS, page 16A

A big second inning propelled Boerne High past Navarro during Tuesday night’s District 27-3A baseball contest at Greyhound Field. The Hounds plated six runs in the second on their way to a 10-0 defeat of the Panthers to stay unbeaten in district at 6-0 and improve to 17-3 overall. Boerne High played Navarro again Thursday to

close out their season-series with the Panthers. For results of that match, look in Tuesday’s Boerne Star. In Tuesday’s game, Quinten Dormady got things going in the second when he reached on an error. Jason Richmond then grounded out but Dormady advanced to second to put a runner in scoring position.

See HOUNDS, page 16A

Bandera tops BHS girls

SOFTBALL Boerne Champion *Thursday, April 4, Champion at Kerrville, 6 p.m. *Saturday, April 6, Lockhart at Champion, 12 p.m. Boerne High *Tuesday, April 2, Boerne at Wimberley, 6 p.m. *Friday, April 5, Boerne at Navarro, 6 p.m.

Star photos: Kerry Barboza

Above: Boerne Champion’s Byron Hager (11) defends during Tuesday’s match in Wimberley against the Texans.

Star photo: Kerry Barboza

Champion’s Travis Pospisil (second from left) and Boerne High’s Maverick Terry (second from right) race in the 100-meter dash during Saturday’s Boerne ISD Relays against opponents from Health Careers and Brandeis.

Geneva track, baseball teams in action The Geneva School of Boerne track and field team was entered at the BISD Relays last Saturday. Natalie Perez was the only Geneva athlete who pointed on the varsity level. In JV, the Geneva boys were seventh with 26 points and the girls came in fifth with 70. Girls (top 6 only) Maddie Inglish won first place in the 1600 and 3200

with times of 6:00.11 and 13:05.40. The 4x200 relay of Emma Ingram, Mary Layne Strieber, Mary Liz Winston and Miranda Ward finished sixth in 2:08.94. Emma Ingram was fifth in the discus with a toss of 75-6, while Addie Lipe won the triple jump with a leap of 33-4. Lipe also won the high jump after she cleared 4-10,

while Mary Liz Winston was second in the event at 4-6. Lipe turned in another firstplace performance in the pole vault after she recorded a height of 8-0, while Mikaela Evans came in third at 7-0 and Miranda Ward was fifth at 6-6. Boys (top 6) Logan Ward took first in

See GENEVA, page 16A

Deer defeat Blanco in 27-2A softball The Comfort softball team rode a five-run first inning to a 6-5 nail-biter of a victory over District 27-2A rival Blanco Monday night in Comfort. Comfort was at Lago Vista Thursday to continue district action. For results of that game, look in Tuesday’s Boerne Star. Blanco’s Callie Culton struggled with her control to start the game, walking three

and giving up three singles to the first six Deer. Caroline Parker drove in the first two with a bunt single. By the end of the first inning, Culton was gone and the Deer had a five-run lead. Comfort would need every one of those runs though as the Lady Panthers did chip away at the lead. The wily veteran Hannah Wright (W-11-2) scattered a dozen hits over seven innings.

Wright weaved her way out of trouble in the middle innings, getting help from her defense. Blanco’s Leslie McClinton, who tripled in the 4th, hammered a sinking liner to left to lead off the 6th that was caught by Emily Martinez. That would be the last threat the Panthers would mount. With the win, the Deer are 13-4 overall and 3-0 in District 27-2A play.

Bandera was very consistent with its bats Tuesday when the Lady Bulldogs hosted Boerne High in District 27-3A softball. Bandera scored in every frame on its way to a 13-3 victory over the Hounds in six innings. The loss drops Boerne to 6-17 overall and 0-3 in district. The Lady Hounds played Thursday at home against Canyon Lake. For results of that game, look in Tuesday’s Boerne Star.

Boerne had a good start Tuesday at Bandera and scored two runs in the top of the first, but the offense struggled from there and only plated one more run the rest of the way. Bandera cut the lead in half with a single run in the bottom of the first and then took the lead in the second when they kept the Hounds off the board and scored five runs in the bottom of

See GIRLS, page 16A

Lady Mules defeat Chargers After defeating Alamo Heights in the first round of district play at home, the Champion softball team visited the Mules Tuesday night for second-round action and they were hoping for similar results, but Alamo Heights was able to win the rematch, 7-2. Champion drops to 3-5 in district and is 10-11 overall. and played at home Thursday against Lehman.

The Chargers had six hits against the Mules, but could only score two runs, while Alamo Heights turned eight hits into seven runs. The Mules plated single runs in the second and fourth frames for the 2-0 lead. Champion was able to respond in the top of the sixth with two runs to tie it at 2-2, but Alamo Heights

See MULES, page 16A

Blanco rallies past Bobcats The Comfort baseball team held a 10-2 lead over district-rival Blanco when the game went into the sixth inning during Monday night’s District 27-2A contest, but the Panthers were able to tie it in the sixth with eight runs. Blanco then completed the comeback in the seventh with two runs for the 12-10 victory. Comfort drops to 1-1 in

district and 10-6-1 overall. The Cats played at Lago Vista Thursday. For more on that game, look in Tuesday’s Boerne Star. CHS had things going their way in Monday’s game with three runs in the second and five in the third for the 8-0 lead. Both teams plated two runs in the second to leave the

See CATS, page 16A



Mules beat Charger baseball squad The Boerne Champion baseball team dropped to 1-5 in district and 6-13 overall after the Chargers were defeated by Alamo Heights Tuesday night at home, 13-3. Champion played at Lehman Thursday as they continued 27-4A action. For results of that game look in Tuesday’s Star. Champion had a good start to Tuesday’s game at Charger Field when Austin Ley ripped a triple in the first inning and later scored on a wild pitch for the 1-0 lead. But the Mules responded

with two good innings in the second and third with 12 runs after they sent 10 batters to the plate in the second for five runs and 12 batters to the plate in the third for seven runs and the 12-1 lead. Heights then tacked on another run in the top of the fourth for the 13-1 lead, but the Chargers were able to score a run in the bottom of the inning to make it 13-2. Brady Sullivan walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. From there, Elliott Harlos drove him in with an RBI double.

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The Mules were kept off the board in the fifth and Champion managed one run. In the fifth, Nick Kindred and Nate Guerra recorded singles. From there, Jace Bullinger drove in Kindred with an RBI single and it was 13-3. The Chargers needed another run to continue the game into the next inning but couldn’t get it and the mercy rule kicked in. Jimmy Clarke started and went 2.1 innings, while Kelton Roe, Troy Lewis and Nathan Elam all threw in the game as well.

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The city of Boerne hosted a skateboard contest over spring break. Above (l-r): Winners were Chris Roberts, Alejandro Gonzales, Kelton Roe, Julio Zarate, Jose Martinez, Peyton Addington and Austin Turgon.

Good Old Boys Golf results It’s a rare golfer who can realistically hope to reach the 60s, but Tommy Arredondo of Kerrville is one of those players. Arredondo blistered the Flying L with a stunning 10-point round of 66 at the last Good Old Boys tournament. Arredondo was 4 under on the par 5 holes and scored birdie 3s on the very difficult 5th and 9th holes on his way to one of the lowest scores in Good Old Boy history. His round is a lesson in persistence. After going 5 under par on the front nine he went 2 over on

HOUNDS FROM PAGE 15A Luke Baird hit a single to right that scored Dormady and it was 1-0 Hounds. Carson Cox then singled to right and Baird moved to third to put runners on the corners. From there, Jorge Mendoza delivered the hit of the night with a three-run home run to center field to make it 4-0 in

SOCCER FROM PAGE 15A their past, when we were in their district five or six years ago, we’d thump them 7-0 or 8-0,” he said. “In the past they had athletes and now they have a combination of athletes and soccer players.” Champion’s defense was stout in Tuesday’s match and didn’t allow a goal. Michael Moloney was in goal for 70 minutes and Grayson Vansickle finished up for the Chargers to combine for the shutout. “Our defense played smart all night,” Rogers said. “Matt Dorsey played his best

BHS FROM PAGE 15A reopened, but on Monday night both of the teams accomplished the feat when the boys defeated Seguin in a shootout, 2-1, while the girls knocked off Clemens, 1-0. The girls are 17-8 overall and the boys are 10-9-3. Both squads were in action Thursday night in the second round at the SAISD Complex with the girls playing Medina Valley and the boys taking on Jefferson. Check the Star’s web site for results and look in Tuesday’s paper for complete results. Humberto Atilano, who coaches both teams, said Monday night was memorable. “It was a good day for Boerne soccer, it was the first playoff victories for both teams,” he said. “The

RELAYS FROM PAGE 15A vis Pospisil came in fourth with an 11.66, while Boerne High’s Maverick Terry finished fifth in the 200 in 23.40. Brek Armstrong of BHS finished third in the 400 in a time of 52.65 and Champion’s C.J. Schaefer was fifth in the 400 after recording a 53.88. Champion dominated in the middle and long distance races as usual. Andrew Tankersley and Jack Monday went 2-3 in the 800 in times of 1:57.42 and 1:59.14, while in the 1600 Jacob Ryan, Michael Russell and Tankersley took the top three spots in times of 4:30.72, 4:30.89 and 4:35.94. Ryan was also first in the 3200 after he clocked in at 9:54.88 while Sergio Alva placed fifth in

the first 3 holes of the back nine. Arredondo refused to let his great round slip away, pulled himself together, and attacked the course again to go 4 under par over the next 4 holes. Sam Martin of Lakehills won the tournament a few weeks ago, and he continued his fine play with a 9-point round of 87. David Helmke of Boerne, another recent tournament winner, took third with 8 points from an 84. Banderans Roy Rodriguez and Gene Eubank each garnered 6 points with rounds of 84

and 88, respectively. Jack Finger of San Antonio shot 87 and matched the 5 points earned by Gary Hanson of Kerrville, who shot 88. Bobby Salyers of Bandera took closest-to-the-hole honors on No. 2. Tournament director Charlie Thomas of Center Point shot 73 and was closest to the hole on No 7. Mark Riser of Boerne hit one tight to the pin on No 12. Tommy Arredondo capped off his great round by taking the prize on No 17. There were 48 players and points were worth $2. Story by Charles Prokop

Best Trick winners were (l-r): Jose Martinez, Austin Turgon, City of Boerne Athletic/Aquatic Coordinator Ed Puente and Charlie Radtke.

MULES FROM PAGE 15A came up to bat in the sixth and basically busted the game open with five runs.

favor of Boerne. The Hounds weren’t done yet and Clay Land kept the rally going with a single and then moved to second on an error. Bradley Veselka singled and Land scored from second for the 5-0 lead. C.J. Heiligmann walked and was brought in by a Tyler Nevill double and it was 6-0 after the Hounds batted 10 players in the inning. From there, Boerne High plated two runs in the fourth

and two more in the fifth to kick in the mercy rule. BHS finished with 13 hits in the game and were paced by Land who was 3 for 3 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Mendoza added the homer and picked up three RBI, Veselka finished with two hits, one RBI and one run scored, Heiligmann had one hit, one RBI and one run scored, Nevill knocked out a double and a single and drove in two runs,

Baird finished with two hits, one of them a double, one RBI and two runs scored, Dormady scored a run and Cox recorded two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Wil Fowler picked up the win from the mound and went four innings and only gave up one hit, while striking out four and walking one. Connor Queen closed the game in the fifth and struck out two, while not giving up a walk or hit.

game of the year and Mikey (Moloney) was solid in goal all game long, he handled some tough shots.” Rogers said he likes how his team is playing right now even though Tuesday’s game was tight. “We’ve won nine out of our last 10 and a lot of people want to see 6-0 or 7-0, including me, but in reality that’s just not soccer,” he said. “Sometimes they’re just not going to fall, but as long as we’re getting shutouts and winning by two that’s some good stuff.” Girls CANYON LAKE – The Champion girls jumped on Canyon Lake early with

three goals in the first 10 minutes and took a 4-0 lead into halftime. They added another goal in the second half for the 5-0 victory. With a young team, Champion coach Samara Weinstein said she didn’t know how they would respond to playoff pressure but was glad they were able to take control early. “It was a good win to get us moving and to get the foot in the door,” she said. “We have girls that don’t have playoff experience so we didn’t know what to expect from them.” Haylee Foster and Allison Fahey spotted the team a 3-0 lead in the first 10 minutes

with Foster getting one goal and Fahey two. Sarah Garces then made it 4-0 when she converted at the 25-minute mark in the first half. After intermission, Champion added to their lead when Madeline Bly scored an unassisted goal. With such a big lead, Weinstein said it was hard for the team not to lose their focus. “We didn’t score that much in the second half because we lost our momentum,” she said. “We didn’t want to run up the score because it was already high.” Foster, Bly and Fahey had one assist each and Kaley Van Ness had three saves to get the shutout.

kids, especially the seniors have been great. We’ve had some tough times, but they’ve put in the time and it’s paid off.” Neither win came easy, especially for the boys who prevailed in a shootout over Seguin. This year the UIL adopted the Oklahoma Shootout, which is basically a penalty kick. In the past, the teams used the Texas Shootout where the kicker had five seconds to get rid of the ball and could dribble if desired, while the goalie was given the chance to charge at him. Atilano said he likes the new format better. “I like it better than the old way, sometimes there was contact with the goalie coming out and it led to injuries,” he said. Before the Hounds could get to a shootout, they had to tie the match. They were trailing 1-0 for most of the

game, but Edinson Reyes tied it with 3:12 left in regulation. Neither team scored in overtime and it went to the shootout where the Hounds were nearly flawless. Their first four kickers – Mason Lee, Lawton Klein, Alex Castillo and Mark Woodie – all converted their shots. Seguin’s first and third kickers made their shots while one shot was stuffed by the BHS keeper Paul Burns and another missed wide left of the goal. Since BHS was up 4-2 after four shots, there was no point in taking the fifth since the Matadors couldn’t catch the Hounds. After Burns blocked the last Seguin attempt the celebration began for BHS. Girls It was a pair of Boerne High sophomores who gave the Lady Hounds their only goal of the night. In fact, it was the only offense for

either team in Monday’s defensive struggle. Ashlynn Tucker made a cross pass to Lauren Powers, who took the ball, dribbled it for a few feet and then launched a shot that got past the Clemens’ keeper for the 1-0 lead in the second half. Clemens had some good looks at Boerne’s goal all night, especially in the second half, but the Hounds kept the shutout in tact. The Lady Buffs had two free kicks just outside the box and one looked like it went in, but the ball landed on the outside of the net. Clemens also had another cross pass that rolled right in front of the BHS goal that no one was able to flick in and had another bounce off the top of the cross bar. On another attempt, Greyhound goalie Mariah Escejeda came up with a nice stop on a break away shot from the Lady Buffs.

10:26.02. In the 110 hurdles, Austin Ley of Champion posted a time of 14.85 for first while his brother Camren Ley came in fifth in 15.90, while Charger Robert Garr ran a 16.32 for sixth. Austin Ley also won the 300 hurdles in a time of 38.99 and Camren Ley came in sixth in 42.30. In the 4x100, the Champion team of Travis Pospisil, Sebastian Garces, Spencer Jarzombek and Hunter McMurrey finished third in 43.70 and C.J. Schaefer, McMurrey, Pospisil and Jarzombek teamed up for second in the 4x200 in 1:32.13, while Jarzombek, Jack Monday, Byron Hager and Austin Ley took first in the 4x400. In field events, Drew Daniels of Boerne High threw the shot put 49-2.5 for first, while teammates Garrett Rogers and Marshall Roberts finished fifth and sixth

in the discus with throws of 127-10.25 and 117-1.5. Brek Armstrong of BHS won the triple jump with a measurement of 40-6, while Champion’s Caleb Bazil came in first in the high jump after he cleared 5-10 and teammate Zach Taylor was third with 5-8. Champion’s Joe Kolling was fourth in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-6 and Ryan Lynch came in sixth in the event after he cleared 11-0. Girls Varsity (top six only) The Champion girls picked up 42 of their 62 points in the middle and long distance events. Charger Megan Briley won the 800 after she clocked in at 2:23.49 and she also captured first in the 1600 with a time of 5:33.16, while teammate Lauren Talley came in second in the 1600 after she ran a 5:38.48. In the 3200, Champion’s Mary Keenan took the top

spot after she recorded an 11:40.23 while Talley was fourth after she posted a 12:12.93. The Champion 4x100 relay team of Megan Carreon, Chelsea Reeh, Catherine Rogers and Grace Hodo placed fifth with a time of 51.84, while Carreon, Kirsten Hallmark, Reeh and Maddie Starks placed fourth in the 4x200 with a time of 1:50.36. Reeh also took sixth in the 200 with a time of 27.22. Geneva’s Natalie Perez finished second in the discus after she threw it 100-5.5, while Boerne High’s Katie Naiser placed fifth in the event with a toss of 95-2.5. In the high jump Champion’s Chloe Beck placed third after she cleared 4-10 and teammate Heidi Borgerding came in sixth with a leap of 4-8, while Boerne High’s Darla Deckard placed fourth in the event at 4-8.

Cailin Uecker had two hits, including a double and one run scored, Brooke Wallace, Alexandra Lycka and Mikaela Kerr all hit singles, while Baylee Lamb added a single and she picked up an

CATS FROM PAGE 15A Cats up 10-2, but that’s when things went south for Comfort. Blanco scored eight runs in the sixth to tie it and then added two more in the seven for the 12-10 lead. Comfort still had a chance to tie or win it in the bottom of the seventh, but couldn’t get on the board. Comfort finished with 11 hits in the game, compared to eight for Blanco. Bryce Sorbel had three hits, two RBI and three runs scored,

GIRLS FROM PAGE 15A the inning for the 6-2 lead. From there, Bandera built their lead with a run in the third, two more in the fourth, another in the fifth and three runs in the sixth to kick in the mercy rule. Boerne’s other run in the game occurred in the fifth. The Hounds finished

GENEVA FROM PAGE 15A the triple jump with a measurement of 39-8, while in the high jump, Zack Jonas came in third after clearing 5-8 and Reynolds Walker was fifth at 5-4. Also, Logan Ward came in third in the long jump after he leaped 18-9. The 4x100 team of Reynolds Walker, Colton Bream, Bryce Harts and Logan Ward finished sixth in 47.26. BASEBALL The Geneva varsity baseball team refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against SA Trinity, recording a 15-1 victory on Tuesday. Nine runs in the first three

RBI and scored a run. Lamp pitched 5.1 innings and gave up five hits, five runs, with five walks and five Ks. Uecker finished up the game and recorded the last two outs in the sixth.

Ryan Lich finished with two hits, including a double and an RBI, while Mason Qualls took one out of the park and finished with a single to go with one RBI and two runs. Dax Wright hit a single and drove in two runs, Colton Reeh had one hit, one RBI and two runs, Cody Richey finished with a hit, Luke Lindner recorded a hit, while Christian Hinkley scored two runs and James Pace scored once. Richey threw five innings and only gave up two runs on four hits. Sorbel, Ian Schellhorn and Lich all threw in the game as well. with six hits in the game, two from the bat of Koral Riggs who hit a single and a double, picked up one RBI and scored two runs, while Meagan Kujawa also had two hits in the game and scored a run. Savannah Hudiburgh had a hit and an RBI and Brittany Wilkinson also recorded one hit. Hudiburgh pitched for Boerne and gave up 10 hits in the game. innings allowed the Eagles to put the game away early. An RBI double by Preston Standerfer going 3-5 for the day with 3 RBIs, and groundout by Zach Ward, a two-run triple by Marcial Brock, an RBI single by Christopher Budded, a wild pitch, and an RBI single by Preston Standerfer in the first inning and an RBI single by Budded during the second fueled the Geneva offense early. Budde had a big bat for the game and went a perfect 2 for 2 at the plate, Marcial Brock was 2 for 4 and Kade Leeder finished 2 for 4 for the Eagles. Christian Lipe baffled SA Trinity, striking out six batters and allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks over five innings.

Athlete of the Week Cody Richey Comfort pitcher Cody Richey struck out 14 batters in last week’s 6-0 win against Johnson City and threw a one-hitter in the process. Richey only gave up two walks in the game and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before it was broken up by the Eagles.

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You learn a lot while visiting with old friends Happy Easter Egg! The Benedictine Sisters ensembleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spaghetti dinner was the usual success, and I loved greeting friends, old and new. One dear old friend I met that day was ESTELLA MONDINI, who gave me a beautiful flyer about her sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming great event. There was a grand picture of him in bow tie and tuxedo and a big smile on the front and details on the reverse. It seems that FRANCO MONDINI-RUIZ is opening his Westside studio, casa, aviary, gardens and baby goat pens for PAINTINGS, PEACOCKS AND PROSECCO March 28 through 31, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The address is 2710 Leal Street in San Antonio, Texas. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open free to the public with

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TTFA sculpture garden shows what public art can be Johny Rosa is expanding his Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery at 605 S. Main Street with a sculpture garden at the corner of Plant Street and River Road in Boerne, across from River Road Park. Artwork is being installed by TTFA’s in-house team in preparation for the ribbon-cutting on April 11 and the “Sculpture With The Masters” grand opening event that evening. Rosa’s goal is to educate the community about public art ... that it can be more than the traditional bronzes. A dream is finally realized here in Boerne following Rosa’s previous outdoor creations in Sedona and Santa Fe. Creative installations already in place are Boerne resident Phil Simpson’s “West Texas Landscape” designed especially for this non-traditional setting. The raven and cactus pieces created by Joe Barrington of Throckmorton will be joined by an armadillo and another cactus piece. Unique kinetic wind sculptures by Jim LaPaso from Kyle will dot the landscape. Life-size monuments by James N. Muir of Sedona are expected as well as an eagle by Bulverde’s Erik Christianson. Bronze sculptures by Fair Oaks Ranch resident Marianne Caroselli have been installed in the kids’ section. Two pieces by Juan Dell Wade of Chimayo, N.M., will be installed. There are interesting stories


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behind all the artwork. When you meet the sculptors, ask about their concept and thought process. In the sculpture garden there are walkways and other areas made of stone. Each area was placed strategically to enhance the design of the garden. Garza Masonry & Stone provided full chunks of granite and big rocks as well as dinosaur footprints placed exactly as they would be had they stepped across the grounds of the garden. There are five cameras designed in Switzerland which stream coverage of the 10,000 square foot garden 24 hours a day to various websites: TTFA, the artists and Boerne CofC. Along with the April 11 grand opening, TTFA will celebrate its anniversary and the 17th annual Parade of Artists from April 12 to 14. For more information about Texas Treasures and the weekend events, visit or call 830-816-5335. Connie Clark is active on the boards of HCCArts and Boerne Community Theatre. E-mail

A cactus piece created by Joe Barrington of Throckmorton. ARTS CALENDAR Through April 2 - New Braunfels Art League, “Celebration”, www. or 830629-8022. Through April 30 - City of Kerrville and Kerrville Main Street call for artists for “Art in Public Places,” March 30 - Last Saturday Art Walk, Johnson City, or 830-868-9290. April 1 - 30 - Boerne Art League Artist of the Month Patricia Sparks, artwork in five Boerne banks, Leon Springs Bank and Boerne Senior Center, www.boerneartleague.homestead. com or 830-755-5360.

Johny Rosa with his TTFA in-house installation crew.

April 1 - 30 - Boerne CVB, artwork by Boerne Art League’s Niko Grimes, www.boerneartleague.homestead. com or 830-755-5360. April 2 to 29 - BISD, All Level Art Show, Boerne Public Library, www. April 5 - First Friday Art Walk, Fredericksburg, April 5 to 20 - The Point Theater, “Tigers Be Still,” Ingram, www.hcaf. com or 830-367-5121. April 8 - Boerne High School Theatre I Production, BHS Auditorium, 7 p.m., April 8 to 13 - Boerne Middle School North Theatre, BMSN Auditorium, April 12, 7 p.m., April 13, 2:30

p.m., April 9 - Boerne Art League meeting, Bill Zaner guest speaker, www. or 830-755-5360. April 9 - Champion Dinner & Concert, CHS Auditorium, 5 p.m., $12, or 210-698-8727. April 9 - Live at the Library, Tennessee Valley Authority concert, 6 p.m., Patrick Heath Public Library, or 830-249-3053. April 9 - Cibolo Creek Elementary School second grade music program, CCES Cafetoriuum, 7 p.m., www.

Art & Conservation showcases hidden treasures of Hill Country ranches “Art and Conservation: Our Hidden Treasures” - a conservation-themed art show and sale - will be presented April 12 through 14 by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, the Hill Country Council for the Arts and Boerne Professional Artists. The exhibit will be part of Boerne Professional Artists’ Parade of Artists 2013, an annual walking-driving tour of art venues in Boerne. Twenty-five Texas artists from across Texas spent a year getting to know 19 private Hill Country ranches to create art for the show. Participating landowners provided access to their properties to allow the artists to explore and study the land through the seasons and interpret their experiences in nature through

works of art. The exhibit will be held in the auditorium at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, 140 City Park Road, and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 12 and 13 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14. Artists were selected to participate via a jury process, for which they submitted works created on public lands. The works submitted for the jury will be shown and offered for sale along with those created during the time the artists spent on private lands. Twenty percent of sale proceeds will help support outdoor education and citizen science programs at the CNC, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. For the works created on

private lands, judges will award a Best of Show prize of $1,000 and two honorable mention awards of $100 and $75. Exhibition attendees also will be able to vote on a People’s Choice Award of $100. The bi-annual began in 2007 as a project to raise awareness about and promote conservation of Hill Country animals, plants, land and water. Doris Perez, director of operations for the CNC and president of the Hill Country Council for the Arts, explained the exhibit is subtitled “Hidden Treasures” because the properties are not generally open to the public. “Through these works of art, the public has a chance to see something special they would not ordinarily get to

experience,” she said. “The landowners who invite the artists to spend time on their land are committed to conserving the natural beauty, habitat for wildlife and the resources the land provides for people,”

Artists first submitted a work created on public land. “River Revealed,” above, a hand-colored linocut by Margaret Crisp of Elgin and “Lauren’s Dress/Frio River,” at left, a photograph by Victoria Smith of Austin, were both accepted by the jury. Perez added. “Everyone involved in this project hopes the artwork will inspire a deeper appreciation

for the importance of conserving our natural lands and waters on both private and public lands.”

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SHADOW VALLEY RANCH 649 Seven Sisters Drive 3BR 2.5BA 7 acres in the hills w/great views. Good well, & water pressure; 3k ga. tank/ sulphur filtration sys, septic redone/â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09; plumbing lines cleaned or replaced. New â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;12, AC compresor, roof/gutters, kit cabs, SS appls, mstr bath, & hardwood flrs.

1876 Sparkman Dr 3BR 2.5BA 100+ mature trees w/yard lights. 2.74 acres fenced & horse friendly. Liv Area w/high ceiling & frplace. Mstr w/grdn tub, sep shwr & multi walkin closets. Updates; granite counters, lights, roof & fixtures. 33x13 cvred patio, deck & stone patio.

108 Twin Valley Dr 3BR 2.5BA Rare architecturally crafted home sits in a country setting overlooking its own meadow. Meticulously maintained w/upgrades to include: quartz counters, custom cabs, SS appls. Tiled/stone showers, fixtures. Open floor plan, guest house, workshop.

KAREN TRUJEQUE (830) 816-7246

PETE PETERS (210) 326-1729

KAREN DALY (210) 215-3486

VALERIE NOIA (830) 816-7245

MLS#985404 $159,900 MID# 1838H

MLS# 977392 $365,000 MID# 1803H

MLS#990517 $342,500 MID# 1968H

MLS#987897 $374,000 MID# 1864H



3 Falls Terrace 3BR 2.5BA Open flr pln w/all the amenities. Dble sided woodburning frplace between kit. & dining. Kit. has granite, double ovens, double door refrigerator. Eating bar between kit & breakfast rm. Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry w/wine cooler, & micro. Liv rm w/gas log frplace w/remote.

114 Towne View Cir 3BR 2.5BA Hill Country Elegance & Panoramic Views from every rm. Experience the grandeaur of natural light through floor to ceiling windows w/perfect exposure & privacy. Gourmet Kit Hearth Rm w/expansive isl & high end appliances. Covered deck that wraps the entire bck.

THE RESORT AT TAPATIO SPRINGS 118 Cliffdwellers Path 4BR 3.5BA Spacious rms accommodate formal & informal entertaining. Deep covered patio & upper level shaded balcony. Front balcony overlooks lake & bluff. Dining rm features built-in cabinets. Isl kit W/ granite counters. Master up W/ sitting rm.

LIMESTONE RANCH 27611 Autumn Ter 4BR 3.5BA Beautiful, 4 sided brick home on amazing lot. Stainless, granite, upgrades everywhere, Immaculate & a true 3 car garage. Backyard is unbelievable. Huge low maintenance composite deck, w/ seating area, bridge over koi pond .

PAT ODOM (830) 816-7243

KAREN DALY (210) 215-3486

GARY BECK (210) 861-9202

CATHY MCCANLESS (210) 284-8844

MLS#987387 $379,900 MID# 1839H

MLS#959877 $575,000 MID# 1963H

MLS#944246 $349,900 MID# 1895H

MLS#968998 $524,900 MID# 1891H

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NEW TO THE MARKET! Stoneleigh Ranch- Remarkable opportunity to own a slice of Texas History! Over 38acres with tremendous views, this property has two homes plus two ďŹ xer-uppers and barns,old cheese cellar and a rich history! Formerly a dairy and then a dude ranch-this is an ideal property for recreation or maybe a destination-bed & breakfast, restaurant or artist community! Near Camp Verde. Asking $430,000

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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING 2800+/- SF OFFICE BUILDING 2 story; stone construction; 2 executive offices + workroom; 2nd floor is large conference room with balconies; two restrooms & kitchen; parking for 17 cars; 1 block off Hwy 183 & within 1 mile of Toll Road. $325,000.

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7941 Triple Crown- Fredericksburg Sunday House on a grand scale! Over 4600sf, three storied Limestone exterior with a metal roof. Five large bedrooms, 4.5 baths, porches & balconies run length of the house.Mesquite hand laid ďŹ&#x201A;oors, hand troweled walls, stain wood trim, french doors, large kitchen w/ beaded board cabinets, Subzero refrigerator. Pool with waterfall feature, fenced garden. Full of charm & Vintage appeal. Listed at $595,000

(830) 331-9766 Boerne Property Services Lic #0583981 Dawn Renee Bernhard, Member Manager

Cordillera Ranch- Stylish Elegance with Contemporary lines-chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen w/Carrera marble island, beverage chiller,glass fronted cabinets, gas range w/pot ďŹ ller,private master suite w/personal library,hand troweled smooth ďŹ nish walls, ebony wood & travertine ďŹ&#x201A;oors. Spacious outdoor living/dining with ďŹ replace. Two garages & Portocochere. On almost 4 tree covered acres. Water & sewer. Offered at $985,000


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Oak Acres- Styllish one-story Rock home w/ big front porch! Van Dyke Custom home with three large bedrooms, two baths, hardwood & tile ďŹ&#x201A;oors, granite topped kitchen w/Hill Country Flair-screened-in porch, trees on .67 acre lot! Now at $249,500


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Cordillera Ranch 4-3.5 + Study $985,000 Highlands Ranch 3-3 + Study

$700,000 Highlands Ranch 6-5 + Study

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Boerne: 210 E. Blanco / 830-331-9876 and Leon Springs: 24200 IH-10 West, Suite 101 / 210-698-4700

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Beautiful 2.8 acre lot with 3-2 home $275,000. 830-285-2028.

CONDO FOR SALE: Beach front 3/3 in Grand Caribbean at Dune Crest in Port Aransas. Top floor with full view of the Gulf. Access to beach and in-ground pool. $369,000. Contact Betty Turner at bettyturner@, 361-887-1111 or 361-7495712.

For Sale By Owner: 1,207 sq.ft. 3BD, 2BA, C/H and C/A. Workshop. 3.2 acres w/ Guadalupe River frontage. River Trails Subdivision. $172,900. No realtors. Owner will not finance. Phone 830-4466500.






Commercial, development p ro p e r t y. Phillip Bell & Assoc, LLC. The Bu$iness of Real Estate. 210-415-8483.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Building at 118 N 5th Street in Alpine. Good location with two downstairs offices with a potential for a third, lovely upstairs apartment & studio. Excellent investment opportunity with 2 or 3 separate rental spaces/ living quarters! Approx. 9,438 sq.ft., $495,000. Contact John Carpenter at jw3@ j w c a r p e n t e r. com, or 432837-3325.

Commercial/ Industrial property for sale in Round Mountain, TX. Hwy 281 @ FM 962. Approximately 1 3 , 7 5 0 square feet of warehouse/ industrial space. 5,000 square feet air conditioned. Four loading d o c k s , located on approximately 4 acres. $310,000. Owner financing is available for qualified buyer. Contact Bob Stratmann, 512-451-0144 or email: bob@ appraiseaustin. com.



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For Sale/Land, two acres $195,000, one acre $103,500, 3 Hill View Ln, Boerne. 830249-2441, ask for Brian.

123 Oak Park, 3-2-1, hardwood floors, large fenced yard, e x c e l l e n t condition. 2 houses from Main St, $1,500/mo. By appointment, 210-846-6980.

Professional Office Building in Cedar Park, TX. 2,800 +/- sf office building; 2-story; stone construction; 2 executive office + workroom; 2nd floor is large conference room with balconies; 2 restrooms & kitchen; parking; 1 block off Hwy 183 & within 1 mile of Toll Road. $325,000. C o n t a c t CedarPark Office@gmail. com or 512784-7397. For photos and more information w w w . hillcountrynews. com/office_ space.

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17 acres, unrestricted, Welfare area. 210-573-6106.

Cheap, Clean Apartments in Boerne! 1 & 2 bedroom available. MOST BILLS PAID! 830-431-1375.

C o u n t r y Cottage, very private, great view, W/D, workshop. 830230-5177.


For Rent near Boerne, 109A Honeycomb, mobile, 4BD, 2BA, dining/ living/den/ FP, NO PETS/ NO SMOKING inside. $1,000/ mo plus electricity, $500/ dep. Email re n t t h i s h o u s e today@hotmail. com, 210-3818887, leave message.

Apt for Rent, 2BD, 1BA, Free one month rent. Close to downtown Boerne. Nice and clean. Please call 830743-0991. Se habla espanol.

Near Boerne, Studio Apt, covered parking, secure, gated, $650/mo. ALL BILL PAID. 830537-4439. ROOM FOR RENT: 3BD, 1 office, 2.5BA House, fenced w/pool, Boerne. $500 per month. Available April. Call toll free 877-287-2747 or 210-8880580.

4BD, 2.5BA, plus Study. ALL appliances, garage, fenced yard, pets ok w/ deposit. $1,450/ mo. Available May 1 or sooner. 210-264-4967, Agent. Large 2-2 House with carport, BILLS PAID, $1,400/mo. 210279-8333.

One room e ff i c i e n c y, private entrance, security gate, $500/mo. 210240-7376. Hilltop Cowboy Cabin, 1BD, 1BA, large living, W/D conn., $795/mo + utilities. No pets/smoking. 210-393-5853. Reserve your beach vacation NOW!! Privately owned condo overlooking the gulf in Galveston, TX. Rents by weekend or week. Sleeps 4-6. Call for reservations 936-488-1314.

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RENTALS/ COMMERCIAL 950 sq.ft. Office in Boerne, high traffic area, good parking. $950/mo. Call 210-775-8881, 210-698-5445. Building for Lease, 5,500 sq.ft. next to Heimer Diesel in Bandera on Hwy 16. Rent negotiable. 830796-0426.

MANUFACTURED HOMES Manufactured Home Financing Specialists! Land & Home or Home Only (rbi36533). No Credit, Bad Credit no SSN# all OK! 1-855625-4040, www. MHFinancing Specialists. com.

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The City of Boerne is a progressive employer located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Excellent benefits package and competitive salaries. The City can offer an opportunity for professional growth.

The City of Boerne is a progressive employer located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Excellent benefits package and competitive salaries. The City can offer an opportunity for professional growth.

LABORER (SEASONAL) Assists in the upkeep and maintenance of city public areas, including but not limited to parks and athletic fields.

SERVICE WORKER I – WATER, WASTEWATER DEPT. Provides general labor and assists with routine preventive maintenance and repairs on city water and wastewater facilities and equipment.

Requirements: Knowledge of basic custodial and gardening/ landscaping services. Ability to operate standard custodial and landscaping equipment safely; understand and follow instructions; work with minimum supervision; tolerate outside working conditions, including adverse weather conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the general public. Tasks involve bending, lifting walking, carrying and using a force equal to ninety (90) pounds. Some holiday and weekend hours are required.

Requirements: Knowledge of water and sewer system operations; equipment used in construction and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities maintenance; and the use and care of tools and specialized equipment. The ability to tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions; lifting a force equal to 50 pounds.

Full time seasonal position through August 2013

Starting Salary: $12.74 DOE

Salary: $10.24 hourly

Closing Date: April 12, 2013

Closing Date: Open until filled Employment applications are available on the city’s website: www. City offices are located at 402 E. Blanco, Boerne, Texas. Mailing address is P. O. Box 1677, Boerne, Texas 78006-1677. Telephone: 830-249-9511 or 830-249-9264 fax

The City of Boerne is a progressive employer located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The City offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salaries and an opportunity for professional growth.

PROBATIONARY DISPATCHER Maintains and operates a central point for receiving emergency and nonemergency information via E911 telephone, non-emergency telephone, two-way radio, Mobile Data Terminal, teletype and by person between the public, law enforcement emergency services, outside public safety agencies, and numerous other outside agencies. Requirements: HS graduate, or equivalent, must possess or have the ability to obtain the State of Texas TCLEOSE Telecommunications Operator Certification within six months of employment. Prior emergency dispatching experience preferred. Must pass a pre-employment test to include but not limited to decision making, data entry, memory recall, prioritization and map reading. Multi-tasking skills a must. Hours include shift work, weekends and holidays. Salary: $15.52 hourly Closing Date: April 15, 2013 Applications may be obtained at City Hall, Administrative Offices, 402 East Blanco, Boerne, TX. Telephone 830-2499511 / Fax 830-249-9264. Applications are available at

Employment applications are available at City Hall or on the City’s website: City offices are located at 402 E. Blanco, Boerne, Texas. Mailing address is P. O. Box 1677, Boerne, Texas 78006-1677. Telephone: (830) 249-9511 FAX: (830) 249-9264

The SALT Group® The SALT Group® is a national consulting company specializing in state & local taxes.

Vendor Representative Seeking highly motivated individuals to prepare sales tax refund packages for manufacturers. Position requires heavy phone work. Qualified candidates are self- motivated, fast learners, organized, and possess good communication skills with collection experience. Must possess an excellent work ethic. Experience in Excel preferred. We offer excellent pay and a generous benefits package. Submit your resume to: Human Resources P.O. Box 291468 Kerrville, TX, 78029-1468, by fax to 830-257-2138 or via email to No telephone calls please.

SHIFT LEADERS/ TEAM MEMBERS Are you outgoing, courteous, and responsible? Then Church’s Chicken wants you to be on our team! WE OFFER: 0AID4RAININGs0AID6ACATION -EAL$ISCOUNTSs&LEXIBLE3CHEDULE $RUG&REE%NVIRONMENT APPLY AT: 7EST"ANDERA "OERNE 4EXAS Equal Opportunity Employer

FULL TIME Hair Stylist Needed. Jodi’s A Cut Above. Call or come in, 830249-8469. Drivers: Average upto $1,100 to $1,700/wk! 5 Day Work Week, Dedicated STX & WTX runs in Assigned Trucks! Excellent Benefits. CDL-A, X 1yr Exp & TWIC Req. 1-888-9846801. Local Company has following p o s i t i o n s available: Class A CDL driver with tanker endorsement, good driving record, team player. Experience r e q u i r e d . M o n d a y Friday, weekly pay, medical benefits, pay rate negotiable. Phone 800-869-2783. Experienced Auto Body Shop Paint Prepper. Call 840997-6969. Looking for a Fulltime Truck Driver. Must have CDL & Hazmat license. Competitive pay plus benefits. Call Randy 830-2492416. CDL Class A Drivers Needed for route delivery, Mon-Fri. Benefits, apply online at w w w. k e g 1 l l c . com. A S S E M B LY W O R K E R S – Immediate positions in Boerne. Day shift $9. No felonies. Drug screen given. Apply at the Workforce Center, 1414 E Blanco, Boerne, between 8amnoon OR 1-5pm Alamo Staffing 210-212-8090. Aerobic Septic Maintenance Te c h n i c i a n needed. Call Ryan 830-995-3189. Hairstylist Needed for very busy salon. Call Leslie or Marie 830-249-4782.






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SECURITY GUARD Mission Pharmacal Company, a privately held pharmaceutical manufacturing company is seeking a motivated team player to join us. Patrols, buildings and grounds. Reports irregularities such as, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked. Calls police or fire department in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons. Checks credentials, issues passes and directs visitors to various buildings and grounds. Records data such as property damage, unusual occurrences and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment, for use of supervisory staff. Sets thermostatic controls to maintain specified temperature in buildings or cold storage rooms. Occasional Saturday work required. High School degree and one to three years related law enforcement experience and/or training preferred. EOE/AA/Drug Free Workplace



Full-Time Cook Local Boerne Company seeks qualified Cook for immediate hire. Ideal candidate will possess fine dining experience. Requires knowledge of safe work environment and proper food preparation. Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays. Excellent pay, health and welfare benefits. All candidates subject to background check. Please fax resume to 830-816-7929 or mail to P.O. Box 1858, Boerne, TX 78006 to the attention of HR. EOE

Now Hiring Full-Time Kitchen, Bussers & Waitstaff. We offer top pay and a friendly environment. Apply in person Tues-Fri between 2pm and 4pm at 829 FM 289, Boerne, TX. 830-537-4194.


Contact Mary Helen Rivas or Dawna Draa, RN

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Hygienist needed For our growing dental practice in Kerrville. Practice is high tech including ICAT, Dexis digital x-rays, Dentrix software, lasers and intraoral cameras. Practice has an effective soft tissue management program in place and is looking for a wonderful, out going hygienist to care for our patients. The ofďŹ ce is open 8am-5pm Monday Thursday. The pay will be hourly with bonus potential. Please fax resume and salary to 830-896-6520

Full Time Licensed Journeyman Electrician QualiďŹ ed in commercial, residential and service work. Based out of Boerne with a 30 mile radius work area. Pay based on experience

Landscape and Irrigation Workers No Experience Required. Paid Overtime. Start Immediately A good driving record and background check will be required on both positions.

Call 210-892-5330

Warehouse/Drivers Assistant (Day Shift) t-PBEJOH6OMPBEJOH5SVDLT t.BJOUBJOB$MFBO4BGF 8PSL&OWJSPONFOU t.VTU1BTTB1SF&NQMPZNFOU %SVH4DSFFO Fill out an application online at or in person at 6450 Camp Bullis Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78257. Phone: 210-534-0114 Fax: 210-534-2056

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Big Springs Charter System at Cailloux-Najim campus, located in the beautiful HILL COUNTRY YOUTH RANCH for children near Ingram, has a position for a Middle School Science Teacher. Requirements include: full certification for generalist, additional certification in special ed preferred, ability to partner efficiently with classroom teachers, skills in teaching special education students, and capability to work within a team of professionals and handle stressful c l a s s ro o m s i t u a t i o n s successfully. We offer competitive salary, health insurance and TRS benefits. Contact Kimberly Rodriguez at 830-367-6113 or 830-285-9536. Send resume to Cailloux-Najim Charter School, fax 830-367-1467 or email kbarker@ bigsprings charterschool. com.

Chairside Dental Assistant needed for a busy general practice in Leon Springs. 36+ hours/week. Eaglesoft and digital experience a plus. Seeking a hardworking team player. Email resumes to info@leonsprings

Leon Springs Family Practice has an opening for a Full-time Front Office position. Prefer experience a n s w e r i n g p h o n e s , scheduling appointments, insurance, taking payments and EMR. Please fax resume to 210698-1383.

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Experienced paint & body shop Front Office Person, must have auto body experience. Also, experienced Auto Body Repair Te c h n i c i a n needed. 830-9976969. Full-time position responsible for ensuring building and grounds of local senior activity center are clean, wellmaintained and in good operational c o n d i t i o n at all times. Responsible for supervising custodian, g roundskeepers, following regular maintenance schedule for all buildings and vehicles. Responsible for scheduling routine, or e m e rg e n c y, repairs/service calls. Must be able to be flexible with schedule and possess above-average people skills. HVAC knowledge a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to: teresa@ rainbowsenior, or mail to RSC, PO Box 1039, Boerne, TX 78006.


Hill Country MHDD Centers

Family Partner - Part Time The Family Partner is an experienced caregiver of a child or young adult with serious emotional disturbance, who provides peer mentoring, education and support to the families who have a child with a serious mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. The Family Partner also works closely with the family, childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treatment team and community agencies and organizations. You must be a parent or guardian of a child with 1 year minimum of lived experience being responsible for making the ďŹ nal decisions for a child (person 17 years or under) who has been diagnosed with a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. Must have high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years or older. $11.31/hr. More information and applications available at Hill Country MHDD Centers is an EOE


Experienced Tax Preparer with Quickbook Experience HIRING


FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

F l a g s t o p Convenience Store has opening for FT Cashier. Apply in person IH-10 and Fair Oaks Pkwy, exit 546. Billyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western Wear is now hiring for the Fulltime Assistant Manager Position. Great pay and benefits. Please call 830-3312414 or email: Flagstop CafĂŠ has an opening for Experienced Grill Cook. Pay based on qualifications. Apply in person at IH-10 & Fair Oaks Pkwy, exit 546. JOIN A WINNING TEAM! Granite Publications, a family of community newspapers across Texas, is looking for entry level reporters and ad sales representatives. Experience in newspapers preferred. Excellent benefits package. Great opportunity to begin a rewarding career in newspapers and for advancement with a solid c o m p a n y dedicated to publishing quality community newspapers. Send your resume to Granite Publications, P.O. Box 1010, Taylor, Texas 76574, or email brandi@ No phone calls please. EOE.

PART TIME Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall TX is looking for Saturday Tasting Room help. Please apply in person at 2916 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall, TX, or call 830-6442037. Nurses Unlimited, Inc. is seeking enthusiastic Attendants to assist clients in the home with personal care, meal prep. and light housekeeping. PT, EOE. Call 1-877-216-0255. Established B&B hiring energetic, friendly, Staff M e m b e r . Responsibilities i n c l u d e breakfast buffett, preparation for large groups and housekeeping duties. Weekends required. Apply at 845 High St, Comfort, TX. Responsible, loving Caregiver needed for Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Learning Center. 830-249-9222. P a r t - t i m e volunteers needed in Boerne and Comfort at local charity clinic. Looking for healthcare personnel, S p a n i s h translators, office support, and lab techs. Call 830249-0130 for more information.








KENDALL COUNTY, TEXAS NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF CHANGES COUNTY ELECTION PRECINCTS 2020 AND 2120 On March 11, 2013, the Commissioners Court of Kendall County adopted changes to County Election Precincts 2020 and 2120, to unite the River Mountain Ranch subdivision into reconďŹ gured Election Precinct 2120, and eliminate its being split between Election Precincts 2020 and 2120. The changes will permit all subdivision residents to vote at the nearby polling place for Precinct 2120, and eliminate the necessity for some subdivision residents to drive considerable distances to vote at the Precinct 2020 polling location in Bergheim. A copy of the order adopting new election precincts and a map depicting the new election precincts are available for public inspection during normal business hours Monday to Friday until April 19, 2013, at the County Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfďŹ ce in the County Courthouse. Call County Commissioner Gene Miertschin at 830-249-9343, ext. 315 if you have questions.






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Part-time position open in business office of pediatric dental practice. Applicant must have great customer service skills and a professional d e m e a n o r, w o r k i n g knowledge of computers, be able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment. B i l i n g u a l preferred. Please fax resume to 830-249-7919, or call 830-2499888.

P a r t - t i m e Volunteer Drivers needed for local charity clinic. Experience driving a large vehicle preferred. Call 830-2490130.

New MRI facility seeking Front Desk and Marketing p o s i t i o n . Approximately 25-40 hrs/wk. Please fax resume to 830-606-1276, Attn: Dolly. Retail Sales Volunteers Needed! Come have fun volunteering in a fast paced resale shop in the heart of downtown Boerne! Come have fun while supporting the mission of your local nonprofit! Call Olivia at 830249-2114, or email her at Olivia@ rainbowsenior

C a r e g i v e r Needed, Monday, We d n e s d a y s & Fridays, approximately 12hrs/wk. 830249-1615.

ANNOUNCEMENTS G e n e s i s Psychiatric Center is consolidating its offices. The Boerne location (216 E Blanco, Ste 205) is closed effective 3/22/13. For information about appointments at the San Antonio location and for Dr. Williamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s t e m p o r a r y Boerne location please call 210404-9696.

AUTOS WANTED: GMC Extended Cab, or 4-door. Must be V8 and good condition. 210782-1868 or 830285-2028, ask for Manuel.

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Reed Greene 26254 IH 10 West, Suite 135 Boerne, Texas 78006

CLERK OF THE COURT Kay R. Pugh, District Clerk 201 E. San Antonio, Suite 201 Boerne, Texas 78006

THE STATE OF TEXAS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not ďŹ le a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.â&#x20AC;? TO PHILIP M BALLARD, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A EFFORTLESS PROSPERITY MINISTRIES, INTEGRATED AUXILIARY MISSIONARY CHAPTER, AMERICAN HERITAGE CHURCH Defendant, Greeting: You are commanded to appear by ďŹ ling a written answer to the PLAINTIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FIRST AMENDED ORIGINAL PETITION at or before 10:00 a.m. of the ďŹ rst Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance of this citation, at or before the Honorable County Court at Law of Kendall County at the Courthouse in Boerne, Texas. Said Petition was ďŹ led on March 15, 2013. The cause number of said suit being 12-543CCL. The names of the parties in said suit are: GLEN RAYMOND CRUZEN INDIVIDUALLY AND AS GENERAL MANAGER AND MANAGING AGENT OF SHINTU TEMPLE AND AS SOLE HEIR OF SUSAN MARY CRUZEN INDIVIDUALLY AND AS GENERAL MANAGER AND MANAGING AGENT OF SHINTU TEMPLE VS. PHILLIP M. BALLARD, INDIVIDUALLY AND D/B/A EFFORTLESS PROSPERITY MINISTRIES, INTEGRATED AUXILIARY MISSIONARY CHAPTER, AMERICAN HERITAGE CHURCH The nature of said suit being substantially as follows, to wit: That upon the ďŹ nal hearing of the cause, Judgment be entered for quieting title to the real property involved, removing the cloud on Plaintiffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title, and for any damages suffered. Additional information concerning the nature of this lawsuit can be obtained by reviewing the Courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ cial ďŹ le in the cause. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Boerne, Texas, this the 18th day of March, 2013. Kay R. Pugh, District Clerk Kendall County, Texas By Teresa McDaniel, Deputy

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Boerne Independent School District is seeking sealed proposals for: Kendall Elementary Library Additions/ModiďŹ cations Proposal speciďŹ cations may be obtained from Don Tillis in the BISD Administration OfďŹ ce at 123 W. Johns Rd, Boerne, Texas 78006, by calling 830-357-2000, or online at, under the Departments tab to the Purchasing OfďŹ ce page. The proposals should be sealed and received in the BISD Business OfďŹ ce by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Late or faxed proposals will not be considered. The District reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals and waive any and/or all formalities.

ELDERLY CARE HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE. 830-248-1388. Caregivers Needed at Visiting Angels. Call 830-4311509.

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Stunning Fredericksburg Estate on 17+acres w/ seasonal Palo Alto Creek just 4 miles from Main Street. Exquisitely appointed main house w/ stone wall accents, Louisiana long leaf pine, antique flooring, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;beamed ceiling, French doors open to wraparound porches. Chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen w/commercial style appliances. Guesthouse, pool house, pool w/spa, outdoor kitchen. Kennels, Barn.

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FURNITURE Metal base, Granite topped, coffee table, 2 end tables, $250 cash. 830-2498050.

GARAGE SALES Post Remodel Garage Sale, 109 N Hill Top Dr, Boerne, Saturday, March 30, 7am-3pm. Go to and search â&#x20AC;&#x153;hill top Boerneâ&#x20AC;? for items/images. 154 Jordan Pl, Boerne Heights, Saturday, March 30, 8am-1pm. Moving, Must Sell! 121 Chinkapin Pass, Boerne 78006, across from Diamond Ridge. Lots of furniture, books, clothes, computer parts and much more.






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This rare architecturally crafted 3 bdrm/2.5 bath meticulously maintained home is a must see. Nestled in the beautiful hill country, this home has an open floor plan and sits in a serene country setting overlooking its own meadow. Top of the line upgrades including quartz counters, custom cabinets, SS appliances, tile/stone showers, etc. Fully appointed guest house workshop w/potbelly stove/wall AC Valerie Noia unit. MLS # 990799 $374,000

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Luxurious yet comfortable custom 5br, 41/2 ba Hill Country home with generous upgrades and sweet views beyond belief! In exclusive, gated Diamond Ridge. Classy creature comforts everywhere in the gourmet kitchen, art and wine nooks and a coffee bar in the master suite. Gleaming wood floors, impressive stone fireplace and accents. An abundance of sunny windows connects the interior living room and comfortable outdoor living area/kitchen overlooking the huge diving pool and waterfall. Rodeana $839,000 Reynolds

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11.25 ag exempt horse property with a tank that rarely goes dry, stalls for your animals, a coop for your chickens a deer proof garden to grow veggies. Big majestic oaks, sprawling grassland and a 3546 sq ft house that has everything you need including a gourmet kitchen a quest/in-law suite down stairs a spacious game-room up stairs and large secondary bedrooms, Two of which have private lofts! All this just 5 miles to downtown Boerne. Properties like this don't come up Dara Clow every day. 3300 gal water storage. $749,000



FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

SISTERDALE MARKET TRADE DAY. First Saturday each month. 9am-3pm. Many vendors, unique items. 1143 Sisterdale Rd, across from winery. Cancel if rain. We Want What You Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t! Seasons Gift & Thrift Shop, 108 E San Antonio St, Boerne. Your donation stays in our community to provide programs and service to active adults 55 and older. Keep it here! Call 830249-1436 or 830-249-2114 to schedule a pickup.

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SERVICES Single older c a r p e n t e r, remodeling, painter will trade labor for a place to live. 830-3289904. Tree Service & Removal, mowing, tilling, trash/brush hauling. 30 years experience. 830995-2782, 830377-7548. House Cleaning & General Services. Responsible & mature local person to do cleaning, s h o p p i n g , chauffeuring and errands. I can help you remain active & independent. Please call Sharon @ 830-336-3006.

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WANTED We Want What You Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t! Seasons Gift & Thrift Shop, 108 E San Antonio St, Boerne. Your donation stays in our community to provide programs and service to active adults 55 and older. Keep it here! Call 830249-1436 or 830-249-2114 to schedule a pickup.

Sweet Hill Country views overlooking hole #8 on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course- right on the course yet still so private. Build your dream home on the 1.2 gently rolling acres for a relaxed yet pristine lifestyle in Boerneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exceptional gated/guarded Cordillera Ranch just 20 minutes from San Antonio. Enjoy exclusive clubs, pools, trails and country quiet. This property has a purchasing right to a Master Transferable Golf Membership. Call for details and an appointment to see this beautiful land. $332,000

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Santa Fe on The Guadalupe .... 15 +/- acres Nested on the ridge of the Guadalupe Valley sits charming adobe style home. 3 bedrooms,2.5 baths, with 2 car garage. Split master with corner ďŹ replace, walk in shower, and double vanity. All bedrooms have access to back wooden deck and knock out views. Festive tile through out with tasteful decor. Nature path to river front. Your own Get-A-Way! $595,000


PRICED REDUCED!! If you want a Hill Country breeze and wonderful views than this is the land for you! Great building site on this property with a large area for a rear yard or a pool thats ready to build on! This is an area of prestigeious homes that has a gated entry. You will enjoy the beautiful homeowners park on the creek with a pavilion, 2 lighted tennis courts, ďŹ shing and BBQ pits! Boerne schools. $75,000

Location AND affordability! Freshly painted and carpeted. This is one of the largest lots in the subdivision. This 4br, 2 ½ ba home is move-in ready with lots of room to spread out. Tall 9-foot ceilings and the corner ďŹ replace create an open feeling when you walk in the front door. Kitchen counter tops are solid surface and have a super clean feel and look. $199,000


Gorgeous River Front property. One of the only lots in the area you can actually get easy access to the river. There are many building sites above the ďŹ&#x201A;ood plain. The pie shaped 7 acre lot has privacy on both sides. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like having your own river front resort in your own backyard. $420,000

The Crossing Subdivision: s (EAVILY WOODED LOT IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD .O CITY TAXES and easy access to Boerne, San Antonio, New Braunfels and Blanco. Approx. 1.31 acres. $10,900 s7ALKTOTHE'UADALUPE2IVERFROMTHISBEAUTIFULCORNERLOT Build your dream home under the huge oaks trees. Level .6 acre tract. Enjoy the homeowners park on the river! $13,500

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