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Fire crews were dispatched to a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the 100 block of Ridge View Drive, nearly six miles north of Boerne. Boerne Fire Chief Doug Meckel said there were no injuries or fatalities, but heavy damage occurred to the two story, 3,000-square-foot home, which is expected to be a total loss. He said the fire department estimates damage at $300,000. The home is owned by Michael and Tracey Kinchen. Their son David, who works for the Sisterdale Volunteer Fire Department, was with crews dispatched to fight the fire. “The family has a few personal possessions that they’ll be able to get out, but for the most part there’s heavy fire and smoke damage to the house.� Kendall County Fire Marshal Jeffery Fincke said one of the homeowners who discovered the fire made the emergency call. He said no one else who lived in the house was home at the time. Fincke said the preliminary cause of the fire is believed to have been some heating lamps on the back porch for the family’s dogs. Fincke said the dogs were outside at the time of the fire and were not injured. “That’s just a preliminary cause until we look into it further and deal with the insurance people,� Fincke said. “It appears as though the origin of the fire was in that area and now we’re just trying to determine exact cause.� Meckel said the fire department received the call at 2:38 p.m. and had the fire completely under control around 4:30 p.m., with the help of area volunteer fire departments. Firefighters were putting out hot spots and doing salvage work until 6:30 p.m. He said no other structures were threatened by the blaze.

Firefighters battled a house fire Tuesday afternoon on Ridge View Drive. The home was expected to be declared a total loss. Star photo by Carline Schwartz

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Deaths Karen Franta Hawkins Kenneth ‘Ken’ O. Seewald Patricia Lynn Walker

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Yes, it was Wednesday when the camels arrived to play their roles in the annual “A Walk in Bethlehem� presentation at St Helena’s Episcopal Church. Young Matthew Soule pauses in his wandering the streets of Bethlehem to watch as a camel eats its supper. Star photo by Anya Maltsberger

Now that the candidate filing period for the March 4 Primary Election ended, the races begin. As has been the case for the past several decades, with rare exception, in Kendall County, the Democratic ballot for local races is empty, while there are numerous contests on the Republican side. Three county commissioner precincts are up for election. The County Commissioner Precinct 3 position is on the ballot because County Commissioner Richard Chapman was appointed to the position earlier this year. “In all statutes it states that when a vacancy occurs, whoever has the appointing authority must appoint a person to serve until the next general election,� County Attorney Don Allee said. All county commissioners court candidates are running in the Republican primary. Chris Taylor is running against incumbent Darrel Lux for County Judge. Jerry L. Collins is running against Richard W. Elkins for County Commissioner Precinct 2. Gene Miertschin, who is not running for reelection, currently holds the position.

Kendall County fugitive arrested in Alaska Justin Wayne Boerner, wanted by Kendall County Sheriff’s Office for burglary, has been arrested in Fairbanks, Alaska. Monday evening, Boerne Police Department dispatch personnel were notified by Alaska Highway Patrol of a roadside detention of Boerner, who computer checks indicated had two outstanding warrants from Kendall County. After a required verification process was completed, Alaska Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Munson arrested Boerner on the Kendall County warrants.

Kendall County Investigator Chad Sells says Boerner was stopped by Munson after a call from a citizen concerned about Boerner. Munson advised Boerner initially denied having any identification but upon further questioning, the trooper located identification and the computer check confirmed the Kendall County warrants. Boerner was booked into the Fairbanks Correctional Facility. Sells said the initial warrant for burglary of a habitation was issued on Oct. 29 and a second burglary warrant was

issued on Nov. 19. Deputies had pursued Boerner on foot in the Waring area, on at least two occasions, with Boerner able to elude deputies who also used tracking dogs from the Texas Department of Corrections and Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.. Authorities also consider Boerner a person of interest in a vehicle theft from the Waring area. That vehicle was later recovered in Oklahoma. Sells said he does not know how Boerner made it

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Tommy Pfeiffer is running against incumbent Richard Chapman for County Commissioner Precinct 3. Royce Steubing is running against incumbent Kenneth M. Rusch for County Commissioner Precinct 4. Josie Below is running against Susan Jackson for District Clerk in the Republican primary. Kay Pugh, who is not running for reelection, currently holds the position. All incumbents for Justice of the Peace are running uncontested. They are Larry James, Precinct 1; Leon Brimhall, Precinct 2; Debby S. Hudson, Precinct 3; Frieda J. Pressler, Precinct 4. Other candidates running uncontested are County Clerk Darlene Herrin, County Treasurer Sheryl D’Spain, County Surveyor Wes RexRode, County Court At Law Judge Bill Palmer and State Representative (Dist. 73) Doug Miller. Elisa Chan and Mike Novak are running against incumbent Donna Campbell for the State Senate in District 25 in the Republican primary. Daniel Boone is the only Democratic candidate running for the State Senate in District 25. Matt McCall and Michael J. Smith are running against longtime incumbent Lamar Smith for U.S. Representative District 21 in the Republican primary.

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Christmas concerts The Boerne Concert Band presents its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Boerne High School Auditorium. See story page 3A

School musical performances Friday, Dec. 13: Riverwalk caroling in San Antonio by the Boerne High School Choir, beginning at 6 p.m. Champion High School’s holiday choir concert, with choirs from Boerne Middle School South and Cibolo Creek, Fair Oaks Ranch and Kendall elementary schools, 7 p.m. Champion auditorium. Monday, Dec. 16: Cibolo Creek Elementary Band holiday concert at 7 p.m. in the

school cafetorium. Tuesday, Dec. 17: Cibolo Creek Elementary’s Fifth Grade program at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Thursday, Dec. 19: Fabra Elementary Second Grade presents “A Bugz Christmas� at 6 p.m. in the BMSN Auditorium. The BMSS Band holiday concert at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The public is welcome to all concerts.


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OBITUARIES Karen Franta Hawkins June 13, 1942 - Dec. 9, 2013 Karen Franta Hawkins passed away on Dec. 9, 2013, in Boerne. She was born on June 13, 1942, in Baytown and spent her childhood in Crosby and Baytown. She graduated from Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College in Columbia, Mo., and later married her husband of 50 years, Pete Hawkins. They lived in Baytown, and she worked for Foleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as a sales manager before retiring in 2001. Seven years ago they Hawkins moved to Fair Oaks Ranch where she was active in her homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s association. She was also a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Karen is survived by her husband, Pete Hawkins; daughter Allison Sampson and husband Richard of Fair Oaks Ranch; daughter Heather Kubiak of Arlington; mother, Rosa Lee Franta of Baytown; grandson Dixon Sampson of Fair Oaks Ranch; sister Rosalyn Boehme of Mont Belvieu; brothers-in law Lynn Hawkins of Lufkin and Jim Carrell of Livingston. Also survived by uncle Johnny Zadrapa of Crosby; nephews Jay Carrell of Livingston, Jarrod Boehme of Mont Belvieu and Bryan Boehme and wife Ashley of Helotes; nieces Nancy Hawkins of Austin, Susan Brooks and husband Adam of Lindale, and Joanna Boehme of Buda; as well as six greatnephews and -nieces. Karen was preceded in death by her father, Albert Franta; sister, Peggy Carrell; and mother-in- law Thetus Hawkins. The family is very grateful for the support of their friends and family, especially Laurie Jennings and Ron Kubiak. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baytown on Dec. 1. An additional service will be held on Dec. 13, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Boerne at 3 Vaughanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home p.m. To leave a message 319 EAST SAN ANTONIO ST. for the family, please visit www.vaughanfuneralBOERNE, TX 78006-2501 Office (830) 249-9128 Funeral arrangements toll-free entrusted to Vaughanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1-800-929-0949 Funeral Home of Boerne.

Patricia Lynn Walker July 7, 1950 - Dec. 9, 2013 Patricia Lynn Walker, age 63, passed away at home in Boerne on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Born in Boonville, Miss., on July 7, 1950, she was the daughter of James Walker, Sr. and Janell Edmond Walker. A recent resident of Boerne, she had been a longtime resident of San Antonio where she was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. Preceded in death by her father and Walker brother, James Walker, Jr., Trish is survived by her mother, Janell Walker; daughters Felicia Vance and husband Steve, and Liane Loser and husband Ron; grandchildren Christopher Vance, Caitland Vance and Stefanie Goode; brothers Alliston Walker, Samuel Walker and William Walker; sister Suzi Beshires; numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. Visitation was held on Dec. 11, at St. Dominic Catholic Church followed by the celebration of the funeral Vaughanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home Mass. To leave a message for the family, please visit 319 EAST SAN ANTONIO ST. www.vaughanfuneralhome. BOERNE, TX 78006-2501 com. Office (830) 249-9128 Funeral arrangements toll-free entrusted to Vaughanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1-800-929-0949 Funeral Home of Boerne.


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Community Collins files for KC Commissioner, Precinct 2 Former Justice of the Peace Jerry L. Collins has filed for the Republican nomination for Kendall County Commissioner in Precinct 2. “I believe that I can be an asset to the Kendall County Commissioners Court. By applying conservative values and maintaining the county’s infrastructure and assets, we will continue to keep our county in a strong financial position. “I believe that working with our elected officials, department heads, employees and listening to our constituents will go a long way in the management and successful

Collins operation of the county,” Collins said. He has been a Boerne and Kendall Country resident for over 60 years and graduated

from Boerne High School before attending business college. Collins served in the US army for two years, including 13 months in Korea. He worked in the accounting field for 15 years before being self-employed for 22 years. After being elected JP, he served 18 years before retiring in 2011. His civic involvement includes serving as a board member and president of South Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable Association, Boerne Lions Club, Kendall County Fair Association, Boerne Turn Verein

Bowling and Social Club and the Texas 10-Pin Bowling Association. His wife, the former Judy Buckelew, also graduated from BHS. They have been married for 49 years and have one son, Jeff, a retired firefighter who currently owns Progressive Emergency Products in Boerne. The Collinses have volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Kendall County for the past 8 years and cochaired the event in 2011. They are members of St. John Lutheran Church where they serve on various committees.

Boerne Concert Band offers holiday concert BY ELENA TUCKER

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Seven years ago, when the Boerne Concert Band presented its first Christmas concert in the Boerne Middle School North auditorium, it was composed of about 35 members - teachers, students, and parents who played an instrument and who wanted a place to play outside of high school, the band’s director and one of its founders, Larry Schmidt, said. On Sunday Dec 15, at 7 p.m. the Concert Band will once again provide an evening of free music at the Boerne High School auditorium. The group - now double its original size - will play Christmas carol medleys along with themes from the Nutcracker Suite, popular holiday movie themes, and other favorites. “Comprised of all ages and avocations,” Schmidt said, “the oldest members are in their late 70s and early 80s,


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FROM PAGE 1A to Fairbanks, adding, “We are happy he has been arrested.” Kendall County Sheriff’s Office will be responsible for transporting Boerner back to Texas under a formal extradition agreement. Boerner may

and the youngest are still in middle school. High school students from both Boerne Champion and Boerne High Schools participate.” Sunday, the band will include 60 musicians, including the newest member, a harpist who is a sophomore student. Not everyone in the band is from Boerne. Some of its members commute from San Antonio, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Bandera, and even as far away as Devine. Although some people may confuse the Boerne Concert Band with the Boerne Village Band (and in fact, Schmidt directs them both), the two musical groups are not at all the same thing. “The village band has been around since around 1860. It’s the oldest continually playing German music band - outside of Germany - in the world,” Schmidt explained. And while some musicians play in both bands, the Boerne Concert Band was never intended to conflict in

any way with the German band, Schmidt said, adding that the Concert Band’s performances offer concert literature and Christmas and patriotic selections compared to what many may simply and affectionately refer to as the “oompah” music of the other group. Not only does the Boerne Concert Band allow adults to continue playing an instrument perhaps loved since childhood, but the band allows these amateur musicians to learn and grow - while also providing a learning extension for young people outside of their school band classes. Schmidt explained that while the band originally provided an outlet for musicians of just about every level of talent, these days Schmidt says the performance group can hold its own against any band in the San Antonio area. “It’s a jewel,” Schmidt said. The Boerne Concert Band regularly plays five concerts

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challenge the extradition or waive that right and agree to his return to Texas. Chief Deputy Gary Miller said the deputies assigned as warrant officers will arrange the transport, either with a private company or with Kendall deputies, based on cost. Sheriff Al Auxier again thanked the citizens who

provided information to deputies and also said he is glad Boerner is in custody. “I’m sure the residents in the Waring area will be relieved to learn Boerner is in custody.” The Sheriff also praised Sells for his work in this case and said he believes additional charges are likely once forensic evidence is compared.

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Willie Nelson his ownself standing next to me I cut my teeth on country music, both the Nashville-Grand Ole Opry type and “country” gospel music. My mother loved both. On Saturday nights we’d tune the 3-foot-tall Western Auto Truetone radio in to WSM in Nashville for the Grand Ole Opry, but Sunday mornings brought an 8 a.m. Dallas KRLD broadcast of the original Stamps Quartet. Mother saw that the latter was reinforced by regular attendance at a little one-room, wood frame country Missionary Baptist Church where, unsurprisingly, we sang from “song books” published by the Stamps Music Publishing Company. I can be pretty much musically eclectic in that I loved the 1950s and ‘60s rock and roll and learned to jitterbug to Glenn Miller big band records. I’d drive several miles today to hear the kind of gospel music I grew up with, old traditional favorite songs. Marching band music stirs me. Symphonic music is tolerable, but I can’t handle opera – or at least I haven’t learned to appreciate it. But, I can take Willie Nelson music just about anytime. I’ve mitigated my feelings about Willie’s personal life through the years because I’ve learned to listen closely to words he writes when composing songs and to his up-front, take-me-as-I-am approach to life. Willie lives for his music. I’ve never known him to be rough and rowdy nor to be particularly critical of anyone. Willie’s gentle, kind and friendly to a fault. He’s truly a hillbilly hippie of the “Peace, Brother,” and “Live and let live” genre.


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From the early1970s to the early 1980s, I lived in Conroe. Part of the experience there was watching the development and growth of The Woodlands, a “new hometown” built in 5,000 acres by genius George Mitchell. One of the attractions for this new hometown was a spectacular golf course, which was, of course, used to promote The Woodlands. Early in that process, an annual golf tournament was played with a prominent name sponsor — Darrell K. Royal, the legendary University of Texas football coach. Royal was an unabashed country music fan, particularly of Willie. They were friends for many years and played golf together. So, when The Woodlands had the Darrell K. Royal Celebrity Golf Tournament, one of the attractions was a country music show on Friday and Saturday nights. For three years running, I managed tickets to both nights of the country music show. Celebrity golfers who were country music fans were also prominent at the tournament. One of my all-time favorites is James Garner. The first year that Willie played in the tourney, he’d just begun to climb the country music hit charts regularly. He

came on at his regularly appointed time in the Friday night music show, did 30 minutes as had other acts and sat down. Shortly after that, at a break in the music, I availed myself of the opportunity to visit the men’s room. As I stood there at the long trough on the wall, who should walk up beside me but Willie himself and a cohort. “They don’t like my music!” he said, “I’m only gonna do 30 minutes.” Well, I eased back out to the area where the show was about to kick off again, found a Woodlands official I knew and related the statement from Willie. A short time later, just around midnight, they called Willie back to the stage and apparently assured him his music was enjoyed and more of it was certainly in order. Willie and his band played nonstop for four hours. I loved it. I’ve managed to see Willie one other time, although not quite as close up as a Woodlands Country Club urinal. Willie Nelson is a great songwriter and a great entertainer. He’s one of the best lead guitar players in country music and you usually don’t find a vocalist who plays his own lead guitar in country bands. Whenever Willie and his guitar Trigger are playing music, wherever it is – a concert, a jukebox, radio or guest TV appearance – just let me know. I want to listen. Willis Webb is a retired community newspaper editor-publisher of more than 50 years experience. wwebb1937@

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“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” – Isaiah 7:14 (NIV) WRITE ’EM! KENDALL COUNTY JUDGE DARREL LUX 204 E. San Antonio Boerne, Texas 78006 830-249-9343 Commissioners MIKE FINCKE GENE MIERTSCHIN DARREL LUX KENNETH RUSCH 204 E. San Antonio 830249-9343

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Letters to the Editor

Irresponsible hunters Again this week we find another dead deer on our property, shot and wounded by a hunter on someone else’s land, but not killed. Left to wander around until it succumbed. This has now happened several times. We have discussed the matter with the game warden, who has no effective solution. Neither my wife nor I hunt. Our son does, so we are not antihunters. Wounding, but not killing a wild animal is repugnant to us. Not only do we object to the unnecessary pain and agony of the animal, the stench of the rotting meat is foul. I have no solution to the problem, save saying that no hunter should take a shot unless he is sure of the kill. This does seem to be a situation where hunters ought to control their own. I do predict that if it continues non-hunters and tree huggers will find a solution which no one will like. – Don Greer, Boerne

Focus on water In response to Elena Tucker’s Dec. 6 article on Water Conservation and to help get our focus on a limited resource, perhaps if we were shown a graph with three lines: the top line depicting our aquifer when it was first measured, the middle line depicting the monthly levels for the past 12 months, and the bottom line depicting dry well, then perhaps we would be more conscious of our water usage. And our cry to bring in more development (it’s going to happen whether we like it

Star Rewind From the pages of The Boerne Star

Dec. 9, 1943 Speeding toward victory Two years ago this week the foulest story that history will ever know was written in blood and steel at Pearl Harbor, when man’s treachery reached a zenith that will never again be equaled. For two years our boys have been holding the line while we at home prepared. We are now ready. The knell of doom is about to toll for those who have attempted to destroy 1900 years of civilization. Let’s speed the day of victory by buying more bonds.

Lt. Gladys Erwin to be in Boerne Lt. Gladys Erwin who is in charge of Air-WAC recruiting in Boerne and Kendall County will be in Boerne next week. She will make her headquarters at the Kendall Motor Company where she will be glad to give information about the Army Air-WAC’s. You are invited to stop in and receive interesting information about what our women are doing to help win the war.

Dec. 10, 1953

– or not); and to bring in more tax dollars (though I consistently read double-digit increases from the previous year) may not be quite so emphatic. Let’s not be thirsty my friends. – Robert Byrne, Boerne

Affordable Healthcare Act Thankfully, yesterday my daughter enrolled in a comprehensive, affordable health insurance plan, an opportunity which the US House of Representatives has repeatedly attempted to obstruct. Her premiums will be reduced from $435 per month to $215 per month. Her existing plan, affording her five doctor visits per year, has been cancelled because it will be substandard under new federal standards. We will no longer have to worry about bankruptcy due to a medical crisis. Once she was able to get past the computer glitches, she was able to easily make an informed selection among private insurance companies vying for her business. Capitalism is alive and well. Wouldn’t it be grand, if Texas, which has such a great number of our fellow Texans uninsured, would afford them decent health insurance coverage that is readily available? The proposed onerous requirements for navigators helping persons seeking affordable healthcare are unbecoming of Texan leaders and the legislature. We can do better Messrs. Perry, Straus and Dewhurst. – Josue’ Martinez, Esq., Boerne

New nursing home for Boerne

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Dechert announce that they have purchased the Boerne Hospital form Dr. J. R. Diamond. The building on South Main Street will be converted into a Nursing Home and will be in operation as of Jan. 1. Plans are underway to do some interior remodeling beginning next week. Each room will be well equipped for the comfort and privacy of the individual. Mrs. Dechert plans on caring for aged persons, convalescents and after-surgery patients.

Proposed Sisterdale road postponed We have been informed that the proposed Farm to Market road for Sisterdale has been held up by the highway department and will not be let this year because of a disagreement on the width of the right-of-way. The department demands 80 feet for the right of way so the 70 feet offered is not adequate and certainly it would be more economical and advantageous to the county as a whole to supply this extra 10 feet. We are not building a road altogether for today’s usage, and if we grow, a well-built road, wide enough for traffic is an asset.

Dec. 12, 1963

Signs of the holidays The Christmas spirit along with winter weather has at long last arrived in Boerne, after the most beautiful fall we can recall. Cool weather and signs of Christmas are most welcome. The colorful streetlights, the nativity scene erected on the South Plaza and the cross of red lights on the Utility building add much in spreading holiday cheer. Holiday scenes and decoration are also appearing in store windows and on lawns about town.

Postmaster signals start of mail rush Dec. 1 marked the start of one of the biggest races in town – the annual race against time at the Boerne post office as its Christmas rush went into high gear, Postmaster Gerald Saxon noted. “Our nine employees need public help to run this race against time – and patrons of the Boerne post office can assist us by shopping and mailing right now and by using ZIP codes in both the return and destination addresses.”

Dec. 13, 1973 Regal Jewelry Store robbed Last Saturday, the Regal Jewelry Store was the latest victim of a robbery in

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Viewpoints Orphans, ghosts and stray cats


For a country that loves the idea of itself so deeply and passionately, I often wonder how it can hate its own people so profoundly and enduringly. - Karen Pickering, The Guardian I recently had dinner with some out-of-town friends, both of whom are lifelong Republicans and one of whom has become an avid Tea Party supporter. It will come as no surprise to regular readers of this column that when the conversation turned to politics, we disagreed on a number of things. That said, we did agree on one thing – that the country is, if not exactly on the road to collapse, at least headed in the wrong direction. Where we disagreed, however, is on the Why. Just why does the country seem to be on the wrong track? If one reads the polls, it’s impossible to deny that a significant number of Americans think that America’s best days are behind us. By way of example, a recent Rasmussen poll indicates that 94 percent of Tea Party voters, 90 percent of Republicans and 75 percent of Independents think the country is on the wrong track. Even Democrats are evenly divided on the question, and only 25 percent of likely voters think the country is headed in the right direction. It’s certainly no surprise that 94 percent of Tea Partiers think the country is headed down the wrong path – though just as certainly, most if not all of that is likely due to their unmitigated animosity towards the man who currently resides in the White House, what some politicos have christened “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” But what about the Independents, not to mention the Democrats, who worry about the direction the country is taking? It’s a virtual certainty that for most of these folks, it’s something other than hostility towards the president that animates their concern. For many of us on the left – even as we try to keep our faith in America’s democratic processes – it’s the rise of the radical, uncompromising, raucous right that causes us to worry about the country’s direction. That and their misguided wars against women, citizens of color, the middle class, the poor, the environment, public education, family planning, Medicaid expansion, immigrants, labor unions, gay marriage, the teaching of science – pretty much any and everything that doesn’t walk in complete lockstep with their extremist, and in many cases heartless, ideologies.

I do not believe that Tea Party dogma represents the views of most Americans any more than any of the radical right groups that have been around far longer than the Tea Party represent the views and values of most Americans. One need only scratch the surface to grasp this. For example, ask the average senior if she likes the fact that her out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in Medicare’s Part D (the infamous “donut hole”) will be reduced, and chances are pretty good she’ll say, “Yes.” Guess what! That’s a part of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Ask the average parent if she likes the fact that her children can stay on her health insurance plan until they turn 26, and chances are pretty good she’ll say, “Yes.” Guess what! That’s also part of the Affordable Care Act. Ask the average American if she likes the fact that Social Security and Medicare are a guaranteed source of support as she ages – as opposed to being subject to the unpredictable ups-and-downs of the stock market or to being voucherized or privatized – and chances are she will say, “Yes.” Guess what! That’s the Democratic Party’s position. Ask the average worker if he knows that payroll taxes (i.e., the taxes that are paid to fund Social Security and Medicare) are paid on only the first $113,700 of his annual income – and then ask if this cap should be adjusted so that people making more than $113,700 also pay payroll taxes on all their income – and chances are he’ll say, “Yes.” Guess what! That’s the Progressive Congressional Caucus’s position. But never mind this. Ask the average Tea Partier if Obamacare should be implemented, if Medicaid should be expanded, if taxes on high income should be increased - and chances are he’ll say, “not just No, but Hell No.” It’s a fact - large numbers of Americans are worried about the direction our country is taking. That said, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. If you look beyond the numbers and ask questions that go to the substantive heart of any matter, it turns out that much of what liberals and progressives advocate is widely endorsed by a majority of Americans – and though they may not realize it, by a significant number of lifelong Republicans, too. To get the country back on track, Americans need only look past the sound bytes and bumper sticker slogans (“Repeal Obamacare”) - and instead, vote the underlying issues. It’s no exaggeration to say that the future of our country depends on it. Cindy Offutt is a member of Kendall County Area Democratic Women (KCADW).


FROM PAGE 4A Boerne. During the afternoon, about $3,500 worth of diamonds were stolen. It is believed the diamonds were taken by a person posing as a customer, since the loss was not discovered immediately. The sheriff’s department is presently working on the case. Other robbery victims during the last few weeks include Davis Insurance and Houston Ranch Realty. Both these business houses were broken into at night and robbed of typewriters and office equipment. Allegedly, an attempt was made to break into Community Savings and Loan, but a burglar alarm was activated which prevented the burglary.

Hot check artist nabbed in Boerne Last Friday afternoon, an obviously well-practiced hot check artist and shoplifter tried to do his Christmas shopping in Boerne but was thwarted in his larcenous attempt by an alert owner, Mr. L. E. McQuinn. The thief filled his pockets with merchandise at McQuinn’s store then wrote a

check for about $80 worth of goods. Asked for identification, the man said that he was employed as a printer at the Boerne Star. As soon as he left the store, Mr. McQuinn called the Boerne Star office and getting no answer immediately called the bank which reported that the man had no account there. Mr. McQuinn then went out in search of the man, located his pickup and with Mr. Earl Buck’s assistance, stopped him and recovered all the merchandise he had taken. Further investigation revealed that the man had written bad checks at several other business houses, including Roberts Drug Store, and also had shoplifted several items from the Western Auto store. When asked for identification at Robert’s, he gave a local phone number and a fictitious address on Graham Street. The man, allegedly from Cuero, was jailed at the county jail.

Dec. 15, 1983 Voters OK bond issue Turning out more than 1,700

strong, Boerne County Line Independent School District voters Saturday approved all four bond propositions in a $10.12 million bond election. Voters gave solid approval with 1098 votes for and 650 against, signaling the start of a comprehensive “overhaul” of three campuses, including the addition of classrooms, an auditorium, new libraries and gyms, parking areas, restrooms, laboratories and various other facilities. The construction program will take years to complete, but is designed to handle the district’s physical needs to the year 1990. Projections indicate the Boerne public school population will soar to 3,000 or more by 1990. The current enrollment is between 2,000 and 2,100.

Dec. 15, 1993 Ten arrests made by drug task force Ten arrests on grand jury indictments were made last Wednesday by officers from the 216th Judicial District Narcotics Task Force with assistance from Boerne Police and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department. Four suspects remain



In their unending bashing of the free market system, Democrats blame insurance companies for the 6 million people who have lost their individual health coverage. Democrats claim the policies were “junk” and that insurance company greed is forcing them into more profitable plans. How clueless these Democrats are! Obamacare mandates forced insurance companies to discontinue offering plans that are not in compliance with the new law. This has made insurance unaffordable for millions of people now covered. How arrogant of the left to think folks would actually be better off under mandate-rich, unaffordable plans. To the 6 million who have lost their coverage, the left is saying “you’re too stupid to know what’s best for you.” I know of one woman perfectly happy with her high deductible plan that has performed brilliantly in covering her breast cancer, but now is told it’s no longer good enough for her. Gone is her $184 premium; her new plan exceeds $400 per month, and she worries about her ability to pay for coverage. We’re being treated to a new health insurance lexicon, including “orphans, ghosts and stray cats.” Orphans refer to people who have signed up at healthcare. gov, but whose information cannot be legibly read by insurance companies because the information has been garbled by the website. Ghosts are people who have signed up but whose information has not been forwarded to the insurance companies and is lost somewhere in outer space. President Obama actually referred to the 6 million who lost coverage as “stray cats.” We now learn that though progress has been made on the front part of the website, “back end” glitches may prevent the government from forwarding subsidy money to insurance companies to pay for policies being sold on healthcare. gov. How then are insurers supposed to pay claims? Developers of admit that 30 percent to 40 percent of the site has not yet been built. Millions are worried about the security of their personal information on the website. This indicates the site was not ready for prime time on Oct. 1. This farce is reminiscent of the Soviet agriculture system, where regardless of at large. Four men were arrested and charged with felony delivery of marijuana. Bond was set at $10,000 on each suspect. One man was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. The bond totaled $2,000. One man was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and bond was set at $15,000. Another was charged with delivery of methylphenidate, a felony, and bond was set at $10,000.

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Dec. 16, 2003 Captured: Boerne reacts to Hussein Several local residents believe Saddam Hussein’s capture is a significant victory and turning point for the United States. Some said the capture will break down psychological barriers for American soldiers and the Iraqi people and will encourage the Iraqis who feared that Saddam would return to power. Others were glad Hussein was captured alive and hoped that the capture of Osama Bin Laden would soon follow.

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weather conditions and crop growth, harvesting schedules developed months earlier were rigidly adhered to. What if spring came late and crops were not ready to be harvested? Too bad, the commissar’s schedule says harvest them anyway, the revolution must go on! Obama’s claim of “If you like your doctor you can keep him” has been exposed as a lie. One county in Florida has several HMO plans that offer only seven pediatricians for 260,000 children. How are children supposed to get care in this “new world order?” Nationwide, HMO plans that may be the only affordable option for millions of Americans offer small, inadequate networks of doctors. Waiting times to see a doctor will be lengthy and the quality of care diminished. Are we supposed to believe that nobody warned the president of any of this? Obama claims to have been out of the loop on the Benghazi disaster, the IRS abuse, NSA and AP news scandals, and the initial failure of website. He’s created a buffer of plausible deniability regarding any wrongdoing or incompetence. This reminds me of a scene in the movie “Godfather 2,” when hitman Willie Cici was asked under oath if he ever received a direct order from family boss Michael Corleone to commit murder, or if there were buffers between associates, soldiers, captains and the boss of bosses. Cici responded, “Yeah, Senatuh, dat’s right, de family hadda lotta buffers.” Obama must be a movie buff of the Godfather trilogy, for he has mastered the Corleone’s chain of command and communications techniques; admit to and take responsibility for nothing. Democrats always portray themselves as compassionate, so what will they do when a projected 80 million Americans lose their affordable group plans next year? We’ll be overrun with stray cats! In a recent New York City Democratic primary mayoralty debate, candidates fell all over themselves to indicate how far they would have gone to protect a real stray cat that actually ran out onto the city’s subway system during rush hour. The trains were stopped for almost two hours while a search crew went looking for the cat. Many thousands of people were inconvenienced or late to work. Apparently these same Democrats who care so much about a runaway cat could care less about millions of Americans who’ve lost their health insurance. This is outrageous and people must be held accountable. But with this administration, I won’t hold my breath.

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PENTECOSTAL BOERNE UNITED PENTECOSTAL 235 Frey St. â&#x20AC;˘ Kerry Hammer, Min. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday 9:30 a.m. 830-249-5993 â&#x20AC;˘ PRESBYTERIAN LEON SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN 23943 IH-10 West â&#x20AC;˘ 698-2325 â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Wayne R. Urbanowski, Jr Sunday School 9-10am â&#x20AC;˘ Fellowship 10-10:20am Worship 10:30am PIPE CREEK PRESBYTERIAN 8598 St. Hwy. 16 S., Pipe Creek â&#x20AC;˘ Raymond Powell, Min. ST. MARK PRESBYTERIAN 208 W. Bandera Road â&#x20AC;˘ 830-816-3000 or 830-249-3232 Sunday Services: Contemporary 9am-Traditional 11:10am Sunday School Classes from 10:10 - 11:00am Michael Brundeen, Minister â&#x20AC;˘ TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN (PCA) Sunday 10 AM Worship, Meets at Cibolo Creek Elementary Pastor Allen Taha â&#x20AC;˘ (830) 815-1212 â&#x20AC;˘ QUAKERS RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, Tx (Located on the Schreiner University Campus) Sundays 10:00 am â&#x20AC;˘ 210-698-2592 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST LAUREL HEIGHTS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 703 W. Ashby Place â&#x20AC;˘ 210-732-6898 OTHER A GATHERING IN CHRIST 23 Hwy 87 in Comfort â&#x20AC;˘ 210-508-1606 Buddy Brooks, Minister â&#x20AC;˘ 1st & 3rd Sun. at 11 a.m. A HILL COUNTRY CHAPEL 886 Mountain View Lane â&#x20AC;˘ Pipe Creek, just off Hwy 46 510-4731 â&#x20AC;˘ Albert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skipâ&#x20AC;? Marks, Minister, Nathan Marks, Youth Minister Sunday School, 9am for all ages, Morning Worship, 10am, Evening Worship, 6pm, Wednesday Bible Study, 7:30pm for all ages, First Sunday Evening of the Month is Family Night at 6pm BOERNE FIRST WARD-JESUS CHRIST 203 Stonegate Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 249-0016 CALVARY TEMPLE CHURCH OF CENTERPOINT AND COMFORT 4 mi. west of Comfort on Hwy. 27, Comfort 995-2459 â&#x20AC;˘ David James, Min. CENTERING PRAYER 16 W. Highland Dr. â&#x20AC;˘ 210-286-4320 CIBOLO CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH 30395 Ralph Fair Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 830-981-8989 â&#x20AC;˘ Paul Wilson, Min. COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH 745 West San Antonio, Boerne â&#x20AC;˘ 210-496-5096 Sundays at 10:30am, Old Rainbow Senior Center â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Terry Parks COWBOY FELLOWSHIP AT THE CROSS 5831 Hwy 27 â&#x20AC;˘ Center Point â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Mike McDaniel â&#x20AC;˘ 830-249-0300 FAITH HARBOR CHURCH 29157 Noll Rd. in Fair Oaks â&#x20AC;˘ 755-5205 Pastor Dorothy Petty, Sunday Afternoon service at 2:30. Church open for prayer Tuesday - Friday 1-5pm. End of the Road Prayer Room opening soon for 24 hours a day FULL LIFE FELLOWSHIP Meets at Nelson City Dancehall â&#x20AC;˘ 825 Hwy 289 â&#x20AC;˘ 210-823-9332 HAVEN IN THE HILLS CHRISTIAN 809 N. Main, Boerne, 78006 â&#x20AC;˘ (830) 249-3040 Pastor Frank Autry HIS HANDS CHURCH Meetings upstairs at America's Best Value Inn â&#x20AC;˘ 10 am Sunday 830-230-5352 â&#x20AC;˘ Pastors Ronnie & Jo Ann Squyres JESUS NAME FULL GOSPEL 402 E. Theissen â&#x20AC;˘ 830-537-5060 â&#x20AC;˘ 210-699-0240 Sundays at 10am â&#x20AC;˘ KENDALIA COMMUNITY 336-2880 FAIR OAKS CHURCH Praise & Worship each Sunday at 10:30 am Discipleship Bible Study Wednesdays at 6:30 pm 28703 IH-10 West, Boerne â&#x20AC;˘ 830-981-5355 SANCTUARY OF TRUTH 28715 IH 10 West, Boerne â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday 10am Interim Pastor David Welch ten10 Church 31007 IH 10 West, Suite 211, Boerne â&#x20AC;˘ 830-377-9846 Services at 10:30 am Sundays â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Larry Williams THE CHURCH AT BOERNE A COWBOY FELLOWSHIP 1100 N Main, Ste 102. â&#x20AC;˘ 210-414-8616 Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. VIDA NUEVA BOERNE 11 FM #1376 â&#x20AC;˘ 249-1314

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MORMON CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 203 Stonegate Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 249-7257 â&#x20AC;˘ Fair Oaks Ward - 9am to 12pm â&#x20AC;˘ Bishop Bryan Dunn Leon Springs Ward - 11am to 2pm â&#x20AC;˘ Biship Jeffery Bettinger Boerne Ward - 1pm to 4pm â&#x20AC;˘ Bishop Mark Swensen

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MESSIAH LUTHERAN 9401 Dietz-Elkhorn Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ 755-4300 OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN COMMUNITY (ELCA) Boerne Hill Country YMCA â&#x20AC;˘ 1361 S. Main Street Sunday Communion Service - 10:30 am â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Steve Rode 210-602-9776 â&#x20AC;˘ Facebook: Our Savior San Antonio â&#x20AC;˘ Twitter: OurSaviorSanAn ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH 315 Rosewood Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 249-3651 â&#x20AC;˘ 816-1853 â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Henry Schulte Pastor Jeff Carpenter â&#x20AC;˘ Pastor Mariola Bergquist Worship 8:00 am, 10:30 am â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday School 9:15 am

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Get your hometown news online at Church member actors reenact the biblical scene from the pool at Bethesda during a previous production of Celebrate Christmas: A journey through the life of Christ. This year the free event is scheduled today and Saturday at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of First Baptist Church of Boerne

FBC presents scenes from the life of Christ First Baptist Church of Boerne is showing Celebrate Christmas: A journey through the life of Christ on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The drive-thru event will take place in the parking area of the church located at 631 S. School Street. Church members and volunteers from the community will portray scenes. While driving through the church property,


guests will see several scenes that depict the life of Christ, including a living Nativity scene and a re-enactment of the crucifixion. There are audio recordings available for people to listen to as they see the life of Christ. Admission is free, and church members will be on hand with refreshments and fellowship after guests have driven through the various scenes.

Fredericksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halle hosts craft show The 28th annual St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halle Fall Craft Show will open Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Artisans from across the Hill Country will have hand crafted products at the free show in the historic limestone St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halle at 212 W. San Antonio Street, next to St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School in

Fredericksburg. Hand crafted Christmas decor, including hand decorated gingerbread houses, as well as birdhouses, sweaters, scarves and baked goods will be some of the items available at this show. Mosaic stained glass windows, heirloom silver-plate spoon handle

jewelry along with Cowboy Santas, jams, jellies, shabby chic furniture and home dĂŠcor will be showcased at the event. Carved granite artwork, beautiful hand made needlecrafts and unique one-of-a-kind purses and aprons, will also be sold. Come on out and enjoy an old time craft show.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spiritual Wisdom on Prayer, Meditation & Contemplationâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the heart of these spiritual practices? Each is a response to the call of Soul. Each represents an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to contact the source of all truth. Different paths to reach the same goal.â&#x20AC;?

What makes you think you are not holy? It is difficult to know where to start because there are so many verses of Scripture that speak to the issue. It is always safe to start with God since he is where all righteousness and holiness comes from. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s begin before the beginning. Ephesians 1:4 â&#x20AC;&#x153;For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.â&#x20AC;? (NIV) Understanding this verse requires us to recognize that God is not only all knowing, but he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear a watch. Notice it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say he hoped we might get holy. I love the Message translation here because it makes it more intimate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Long before he laid down earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love.â&#x20AC;? If you are still in doubt donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t skip over these next three verses. They will show you how it is possible for you to be holy despite how you might feel. 1 Thessalonians 3:13 â&#x20AC;&#x153;May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.â&#x20AC;?


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(NIV) Philippians 3:9 â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ--Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s righteousness. (MSG) 2 Corinthians 5:21 â&#x20AC;&#x153;God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.â&#x20AC;? I trust that gives you a foundation on which to accept your acceptance. God has made you holy and thank God it is not based on your behavior. Now to address the question in the title â&#x20AC;&#x201C; why have so many folks, who firmly believe they are Christians, never accepted their holiness? The answer is not very complicated. They have looked in the mirror. They know themselves.

Now if you are not a full-blown narcissist you know that your behavior may only look holy to you on occasion. So the problem seems to be that we have turned Christianity into a support group of behaviorists. We must act holy to be holy. This of course doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even come close to biblical teaching. It is caught in that conundrum of perceived reality versus true reality. Consider the alternative to Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s righteousness. If it is not Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s then it must be yours. Now this is a very real problem because your righteousness will never be acceptable to God! Otherwise Jesus went to the cross unnecessarily. When you and I received Christ we received all of him including his righteousness. Part of the misunderstanding comes from not separating soul and spirit. While our spirits are made complete in Christ our souls are â&#x20AC;&#x153;being conformed into his likeness.â&#x20AC;? Therefore we are told to â&#x20AC;&#x153;walk in the spirit.â&#x20AC;? One must always guard against avoiding or not believing scriptures that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense to us. That usually means we are not viewing it with the mind of Christ.

- Harold Klemp â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spiritual Wisdom on Prayer, Meditation and Contemplationâ&#x20AC;?

Prayer, Meditation & Contemplation Free Discussion and Booklet Thursday, December 19 7:00 - 8:00pm Patrick Heath Public Library 451 N. Main Street, Boerne Info: (830)249-8277 Presented by the Texas Satsang Society, Inc.

Our Parish Welcomes!!! We are aware that there are many Catholics neighbors, friends, family members - who no longer worship with the Catholic family. With warm hearts and open arms we at St. Peter the Apostle Parish invite you to consider being part of our Catholic community again.

Look whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joined the Boerne Star family We welcome these new and renewing subscribers who know that the Boerne Star is the best way to stay in touch with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on in their community: Cinar Interiors Inc, Kenneth Griffin, Pat Brady, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dix, Col. Bettie Edmonds, Harold Jungman, James Kolling, Tommy Phillip, Karen Adams, Martha Guin, Larry Maenius, William and Robin Morgan, David and Sherry Schodts, Helen L. Shinn, Carolyn Adams, Ed Mycock, John Caraway, John Rooney, Danny and Valerie Petrie, Karen Pyles, Ruth and Jack Bush Sr, Martha Briggs, Virginia Floyd, Shad Schmid, Baron Houser, Steve Hampton, Terry Slezak, Jennifer Miller, Leroy R. Galm Jr., Amy Story, Mark Cannaday, Gary Hess, Heather and John Bradford, Jack P. Marek, Allison Topper, Byron Ackerman, Ronald Theis, Jennifer McCarter, Lauri Haines, David Boggan, George Giddings, Al Gray, Hill Country African Violets, Ilene Kramer, Felton Overbey, Louis H. Borgman, Lora A. Gonzalez and William Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor. Also James Tonde, Faith Bible Church, Pat Elkins, Kevin Grant, Mrs. Joseph Stevens, Grace Weseman, Mary Ann Wilcox, Greg Karr, Lloyd and Gail Vaughan, Billie Bergman, Riley Dickey, Patrick Cohoon, David Real, Tracey Kinchen, Jim Riggs, Judith Roeder, Jim Hill, David Prejza, Greg Kaiser, Charlotte Meester, Gordon S. Waldeck, Robert Scribner, Becky Minster, Fran Boyd, Loralee Sprunger, Maralene Anderson, Sharla Fitzgerald, Susie Moseley, Jo Ann Schmid,

Roger Ley, Dr. Tony Dacy, Linda Elrod, Amy Grumbles, R. Don Ruggles, Ryan Lueders, Raymond Pace, Barbie Crane, James Hanke, Laura Kubesh, Roland Peckne, Angela Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bara, Martin and Sharon Nanney, Pat Shorter, Susan Billingsley, Paul Pedersen, Boerne ISD, Dennis Kuyrkendall, Tonya R. Dunn, H.C.S.B., Dan R. Banks, Rex Bourland, Bruce Calder, Mr. William Felps, Cecilia Greene and Don McCullough. Others are Laura Page,

Trina Virsis, Dennis Bujnoch, Rhonda Harlow, Dean and Patti Fuentes, Alan Norton, Robert Rogers, Michael Cacy, Sherry Latham, K.C. Nietenhoefer, Jeanette Reker, Marvin Zoller, Valerie Oldfather, Kris and Kyle Cox, Anna and Kenneth Floyd, Diane Thovson, Fidelitas LLC, Sean Drees, Bob Manning, Warren Rawls, Cynthia Keith Hallmark, Stephanie Rentz, Lenice Daudt, Patricia Anderson, Ray Fritze, Rena Dubose, Barry and Barbara

Winstead, Dwight Helton, Diane Spire, Joan Walker, Debi Watson, Ryan Leininger, Marty Bryant, Linda Plevak, Sandra Barnes, Mr. Charles Hanson, Carlos Jimenez, Catherine Oaster, Dublin and Associates, Patti MorenoFerguson and Jack Peterson. Also Ron Walker, Shirley Knothe, Barbara Freasier, Gwen Adrian, Robert Vincent, Franz Ley, Steve and Barbara Garnsey, Cindy Perez, Lynn Holmes, Joseph Quarterman and Lucy Maldonado.

In our parish we extend our welcome to you through a program known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Horizonsâ&#x20AC;?.

Beginning Monday evening, January 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. we will gather to share our stories, meet Christ in the Scripture and discuss our beliefs and Catholic worship. For more information or to indicate your interest, please call 830-816-5661 to speak with Elizabeth Anne Dashiell.



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Calendar ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– UPCOMING EVENTS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DECEMBER 14 SAN ANTONIO BRASS Holiday Concert, Saturday, Dec. 14, at 5 p.m., St. Mark Presbyterian Church, $20 donation for adults, $10 for seniors, active military and students. will@ DECEMBER 15 BOERNE CONCERT BAND Christmas concert, Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., Boerne High School auditorium, DECEMBER 18 TEXAS SATSANG SOCIETY discussion on spiritual wisdom in prayer, meditation and contemplation, Wednesday, Dec. 18, from the book by Harold Kemp, “Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams,” 7 to 8 p.m., Patrick Heath Public Library, 451

N. Main Street in Boerne. 830-249-8277 or visit www. DECEMBER 20 CHRISTMAS BREAK GEOCACHING, starts Dec. 20 and continues through Jan. 6. JANUARY 9 KENDALL COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS, Thursday, Jan. 9, Boerne ISD Administrative Board Room, 123 Johns Road, 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker Dr. Michael Wells on Nutrition.

W. Bandera Rd, Boerne. MARCH 1 BCT MARDI GRAS GALA, March 1, at 6:30 p.m., Cana Ballroom, St. Peter’s, 202 W. Kronkosky, Boerne, benefits Boerne Community Theatre, live and silent auctions, 830249-9166. MARCH 28 RELAY FOR LIFE, Friday, March 28, 7 p.m., Champion High School. or call 210-5950236.

JANUARY 13 HILL COUNTRY NEWCOMERS, Monday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m., St Mark Presbyterian Church, Family Life Center, 208

––––––––––––––––––––––– ONGOING EVENTS –––––––––––––––––––––––– ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday at 40700 IH-10 West, on the access road adjacent to U-Stor-N-Lock, I-10 West Place. For information call 888-816-8800. At same location there is a NOON meeting on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.; Sundays at 10:30 A.M. and Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Also, there are noon meetings Monday thru Friday at the portable building at First Baptist Church. Sunday meetings at 8 p.m. St. Helena’s Episcopal Church annex, open discussion. Women’s meetings Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church annex. BOERNE HOPE AL-ANON, for friends and families of alcoholics whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Saxon House on Turner St. V For further information on Al-Anon, call 1-888-829-1312 ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP, also other types of dementia, meets the third Monday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kronkosky Place. Call 210-563-3569. ANGELS ALL AROUND YOU Military Ministry, first Thursdays, Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne, 6:30 p.m. to pray for Hometown Heroes. 210-269-3166. BERGHEIM MARKET DAYS, fourth Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Callaway Rentals, BOERNE AREA MODEL SOCIETY, a group interested in radio-controlled model aircraft, first Saturdays at 9 a.m. in Boerne. Call 210-493-7196 or visit BOERNE ART LEAGUE meets the second Tuesday each month at various locations. For information on sites and times, BOERNE CHAPTER BNI Business Referral Organization, every Tuesday, Kronkosky Place, 7:30 to 9 a.m. BNI provides development and exchange of business referrals for men and women. Visit or call 210-4138229. BOERNE COMMUNITY THEATRE TEEN TROUPE meets second Tuesdays at 5 p.m at the theatre, 907 E. Blanco. Area teens, ages 13-19, 830-249-9166, or visit www. BOERNE HIGH SCHOOL PTO meets at noon the second Wednesday of each month. 830-816-8751. BOERNE LOW VISION CLUB, fourth Thursday, 2 to 3 p.m., Morningside Ministries at Menger House, 1100 Grand Blvd., Boerne. Individuals with low vision and family members. BOERNE SHRINE CLUB, 6 p.m., third Wednesdays at The Hungry Horse, 109 S. Saunders St., Boerne. For reservations, call 830-755-4485 or 830-249-2979. BOERNE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB, Tuesday mornings, 7 a.m., Hungry Horse Restaurant, 109 S. Saunders St. BOERNE TOASTMASTERS CLUB, meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Boerne YMCA. 830-816-5456. BOERNE WOMEN’S CLUB, third Mondays each month. Call 830-249-7161 for information about time and location. BRITISH HERITAGE ASSOCIATION meets every second Wednesday at the Madison Estates, fith floor activity room, 8645 Fredericksburg Rd. in San Antonio, just north of Wurzbach. BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY at First Baptist Church, Boerne, an ongoing Bible study for busy women every Thursday, from noon to 1 p.m., in the office building conference room on School St. Bring lunch. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Meets the second and fourth Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Boerne. For more information, 830249-3232. CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, third Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd. Open to any one giving care to someone over age 60. 210-563-3569. CELEBRATE RECOVERY, a Christian 12-step recovery program for dealing with life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Thursday in the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship. At 6:30 p.m. large group gathering begins. 830-249-2565. CHICKTIME, encouraging women to use their gifts to make the world a better place, second Saturdays, volunteering time at Meadowlands, 121 Old San Antonio Rd. Boerne. Call 830-446-2717 or visit CHILDBIRTH CLASSES, Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. starting in March. Space is limited; 830-249-9717 for reservations. COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE, TEX HILL WING, meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday, at Hondo Municipal Airport in Hondo. 830-669-2100 or 210-698-2054. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, George W. Kendall Chapter, NSDAR, meets at 10 a.m., second Sat-

urday most months September through May. 830-324-6691. DEMOCRATS OF KENDALL COUNTY, first Thursdays except July and August, 7 p.m. in the Patrick Heath Library. Call 837537-3967 or visit www.kctxdemocrats. org. DIABETES 360 CLASSES, Boerne YMCA, first and thrd Tuesdays, 5 p.m., sponsored by the YMCA and American Diabetes Association. Twice a month seminars. FAMILY HISTORY PLACE, genealogical research center, 114 E. Blanco in Boerne, Mondays 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; othertimes by by appointment, call 830-331-8730. FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS, third Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Menger Springs’s Cibolo House, 1000 Grand Blvd. in Boerne. Call 210-7341212 or 830-261-9363. FIRST FRIDAYS AT FIRST - First United Methodist Church of Boerne, once-amonth fellowship time for senior adults, first Fridays. Singing, devotions, a program and lunch in the Family Life Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the church at 249-2565 ext. 26. GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY, third Saturdays, open to the public. 830331-8730 for details or www.rootsweb. GLORY BABIES, BOERNE meets every third Thursday each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Curry Creek Baptist Church on Cascade Caverns Road. Support group for individuals struggling with infertility and/or the loss of a baby during pregnancy and infancy. Call Pam Daur at 830-537-4537 or visit www.Children Are GUADALUPE RIVER STATE PARK Saturday evening Nature Programs. Discovery Center: Skulls & Skins, Geocaching, SAAA Star Party, Horned Toads, Bats. Park entrance fee required. Call 830-4382656 for times and details or check us out on facebook: Guadalupe River State Park-TPWD. HEART SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN, second Thursdays, 1 p.m. at Boerne YMCA, for women with heart disease, at risk of heart disease or survivors of open heart surgery, supported by WomenHeart national coalition and Methodist Cardiology Clinic. Call 830-249-0828. HILL COUNTRY ANIMAL LEAGUE, Mondays-Thursdays, low cost spay-neuter clinic; most Saturdays, animal adoption event. HILL COUNTRY ASTRONOMERS, first Mondays, 7 p.m., Hill Country University Center, SH 290 East, Fredericksburg. or 830-992-0181. HILL COUNTRY HIKING CLUB, Wednesdays, 9 a.m., TxDOT Park & Ride on North Main, Bring walking shoes, water, snack. HILL COUNTRY KNITTING GUILD, third Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Catholic Church Family Life Center, room 136. Call Julia Biggins-Prushing at 830981-2442 for information. HILL COUNTRY NEWCOMERS, second Mondays except July and special events, at 10 a.m., in St. Mark Presbyterian Family Life Center, 208 W. Bandera, Boerne. and donna@ or visit www. HILL COUNTRY PREGNANCY CARE CENTER BIBLE STUDY in Spanish on How to Study the Bible, Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 439 Fabra St. in Boerne. Call 830-249-9717 to register. HILL COUNTRY WOMEN IN BUSINESS - General meetings are the second Thursday each month at 6 p.m. Call 830-

981-4568 for more information. HONEY CREEK STATE NATURAL AREA Guided Nature Hike Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., approx. 2 miles and 2 hours. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Meet at historic Rust house inside Guadalupe River State Park. Visit or call 830-438-2656. Park entrance fee required. Donations to the Friends Group are appreciated. INTIMACY WITH GOD, An Intro To Lectio Divina, every Monday at 9 a.m. at the Small Chapel, 216 W. Highland Dr., Boerne. Presented by Sister Mary Agnes Zinni, OSB and Cleo Tamez. Call 830816-8470. KENDALL COUNTY AREA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN (KCADW) meet second Thursday at 10 a.m., at Boerne Patrick Heath Public Library. Call Janice Shoemaker, 830-537-4427 or go to KENDALL COUNTY CRIMESTOPPERS, second Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Boerne Police Department, 124 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne. KENDALL COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB meets first Thursdays (except July and August) at 7 p.m. in the Patrick Health Library. Call 830-537-3967 or visit KC REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB luncheon, second Tuesdays, except July & August, at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to Jann Turnbow,, 830-5374024. KENDALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CLUB meets at Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd, Boerne at 6:30 p.m., third Tuesdays January, May, August and October. Public Welcome. 830-537-5811, KENDALL COUNTY SENIOR COALITION, every fourth Wednesday of each month at noon in the council room at St. John Lutheran Church, 217 Rosewood Avenue, Boerne. MESSIAH SOWERS, Wednesdays except the first Wednesday each month, quilting and crafts, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 9401 Dietz Elkhorn, 830-755-4398. MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) meets 2nd Mondays at First Baptist Church-Boerne from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your preschoolers for the MOPPETS program and get treated to brunch and speaker with other moms. 281768-0332 or visit www.boernemops. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m., St. Helena’s Episcopal Church annex. Call 1-800-765-1266 or visit NARFE meets every first Thursday at 12:45 p.m. at the Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd. To eat lunch at the senior center, call 830-249-2114 by 9 a.m. NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF TEXAS Boerne Chapter, first Tuesdays, September-November and January-May, 7 p.m., Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium, 140 City Park Road, Boerne. Socializing at 6:30 p.m. QUILTING, NEEDLE CRAFTS AND SWEDISH WEAVING FOR SENIORS 55+, Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m., Health and Wholeness Center, 216 W. Highland, Boerne. 830816-8470. SENIOR LUNCH by Trinity Tea Time, every Wednesday at 11 a.m., RSVP, groups welcome, at Fernbrook Estate, Exit 538 of IH 10. Call for directions: 830-249-3730. ROTARY CLUB OF FAIR OAKS RANCH, Wednesdays, noon, but 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday, Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club.

SAN ANTONIO CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE, fourth Wednesdays, La Madeleine Restaurant, 4820 Broadway in San Antonio, 6 p.m. to eat and visit, speaker and discussion at 7 p.m. Call 210-491-0676 or email SEWING CLASSES, first Thursday each month, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Morningside Ministries At Menger Springs. Bring sewing machine for a sewing project, brownies and fellowship. Classes limited to 10; reservations requested. 830-8164512. SECOND SATURDAY, spotlighting art galleries of Boerne every second Saturday. SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Boerne chapter, 11:30 a.m. fourth Saturday most months. Lunch reservations required. Call 830-755-2387 or email SPRING CREEK BOOK CLUB, third Thursdays, 10 a.m. at Spring Creek United Methodist Church, 28970 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Fair Oaks Ranch. For information or directions: 210-545-4192. SQUIRRELS NEST OPEN HOUSE, second Saturdays, 4 to 8 p.m., shopping and chance to donate to Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation. 255 S Main St. in Boerne. TEXAS SHEEP-GOAT RAISERS AUXILIARY, first Mondays March, June, Aug & Oct. For information, spanishgoat@ TEXAS OUTDOOR LIFE, faith-based organization for men with passion for outdoors, last Thursdays every month, 6:30 p.m., Boerne Convention and Community Center, 820 Adler; free dinner and guest speaker. THREADS OF LOVE, national non-profit organization provides items for premature infants in hospital care, meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Cazneau Lane, off Johns Road in Boerne. Call 830-249-5575. HILL COUNTRY TOASTMASTERS, Thursday mornings from 7 to 8 a.m. Contact Cindy Arledge at 210-414-7522. or visit TUESDAY FAIR OAKS LADIES BIBLE STUDY, 9:15 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. For more information, call 830-5356035 or 210-373-0258. VFW POST 688 meets second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Boerne Convention and Community Center, 820 Adler Rd. Call 830-336-4666. WATER AEROBICS CLASSES FOR SENIORS 50+, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Noodle Aerobics Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m.; Health and Wholeness Center pool, 216 W. Highland, Boerne. All classes 1 hour; $50 one time registration. WOMEN’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. www. WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, Spring Creek Methodist Church, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, WOMEN’S HEART SUPPORT GROUP, WomenHeart of the Texas Hill Country, second Thursdays, 1 p.m., Patrick Heath Public Library. 830-249-0828 or YOUNG AND RESTLESS, Christian fellowship for 20- and 30-somethings, married or single, meets monthly for fellowship, outreach and good time. Call 830-249-3228 or visit

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Business Jobless rate at 5.8 percent Workforce Solutions Alamo released information Nov. 22, indicating that San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area unemployment dropped to its lowest percentage since the end of 2008 with October reporting a 5.8 percent jobless rate. September unemployment figures were delayed due to the government shutdown and now are reporting the September jobless rate for the metro area was 6.1 percent. October estimates report 894,400 total non-farm jobs in the metro region, a monthly change of 3,500 jobs (0.4 percent) since September, and an annual change of 8,600 jobs (1 percent) since October

last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Figures report strong job growth overall, with multiple industries providing job opportunities,â&#x20AC;? Patrick W. Newman, executive director of Workforce Solutions Alamo, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue to work to meet the needs of employers as workers become the demand commodity in this shifting economy.â&#x20AC;? Job gains were reported for manufacturing with 1,100 more jobs (2.4 percent) reported since September, and annual growth of 100 jobs since October 2012. Education and Health Services reported 2,600 additional jobs (1.9 percent) since September

and 700 (0.5 percent) more for the year. Government added 2,400 jobs (1.5 percent) in October, and reports an additional 3,300 jobs (2.1 percent) during the year. Financial Activities is the only industry to report job losses during the month and year. Since September -300 jobs were reported and -3,200 jobs reported since October 2012. The occupations comprising the most jobs in this industry for the Alamo region include customer service representative, insurance sales agents and tellers. Industry job changes cannot be attributed to any one occupation until future detailed data is released.

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During the course of the year, there are hundreds of local citizens who step forward, many without being asked, to lend a hand to the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce. They ask for nothing in return, and without their contributions, we simply could not accomplish everything we do. While we are so grateful to all our members, volunteers and supporters, we know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll understand when we recognize the following individuals who deserve special thanks. One of those people, year after year, is Brian Cartwright, publisher of The Boerne Star. If readers have any connection whatsoever with any nonprofit in Kendall County or the surrounding area, they know how much time, energy and print space Brian freely gives to organizations that serve our area. The sheer volume of column inches Brian donates every year is staggering. He pays his journalists to write about us, he promotes our events, prints our photographs (many in color), lists our meetings and publishes our maps. Brian, thank you for your unfailing support of the Chamber and all the other nonprofits that serve Boerne. You mean the world to us! Doris Perez, President of the Hill Country Council for the Arts, and Director of Operations and Human Resources for the Cibolo Nature Center



somehow managed to perform exemplary work at her own jobs and be a major supporter of the Chamber. She held lead roles in the 2013 versions of BoerneFest and Dickens on Main, and planned her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding simultaneously. Doris, your contributions to the Chamber insured our success in 2013 and we consider you personally one of our most important partners. Boerne is such a blessed community to be under the leadership of the Honorable Mayor Mike Schultz. You may recall that before Mike ran for Mayor, he was chairman of the Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors. He understands our Chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission and our goals and how much energy it takes to accomplish them. Many times during 2013 through our interaction at the government roundtable meetings, our partnerships for BoerneFest, Dickens on Main, the Economic and Water Forums and a hundred activities in between, Mayor Mike was right there, ready to help, prepared to act, and in

many instances, leading the activity. He even helped promote Boerne and our Wild Game Dinner by appearing on TV in San Antonio. Mayor Mike, your support and guidance have made a huge positive impact on our community. Thanks to your vision, and that of our City Council and staff, Boerneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future is bright; we are excited about the continuing partnership we enjoy with all of you. Through the leadership of Paul Barwick, director of the City for Boerneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hill Country Mile Project, a unique partnership of organizations and businesses has evolved, resulting in a new network of nonprofits and volunteers serving our community. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing, inclusive philosophy, coupled with the stamina of a bull, were instrumental in the highly successful BoerneFest and Dickens on Main events. Paul, thank you for your commitment to raising awareness of Boerneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong sense of community. Your tireless efforts will surely result in more visitors to Boerne and more families and businesses relocating to Boerne. These four dedicated individuals represent the hundreds who supported our efforts and contributed to our successes throughout this past year. We respect and thank each of them for their contributions and we look forward to 2014 with renewed enthusiasm.

Reinvesting dividends can be a smart move As an investor, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll eventually need to make all sorts of decisions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and some will be difficult. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one choice you can make that can be relatively easy: reinvesting stock dividends. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple to reinvest dividends â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you just need to sign up for a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). Once you do, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receive dividends directly as cash; instead, your dividends will be directly reinvested in the underlying equity. Be aware, though, that you may incur a fee when reinvesting dividends. By doing some research, you can find companies that have not only consistently paid dividends year after year but also increased those dividend payments regularly. (Keep in mind that companies are not obligated to pay dividends and can reduce or discontinue them at any time.) By reinvesting dividends, you may be able to realize some key benefits. First, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be building your share ownership, which can help you build wealth. No matter what the market is doing, adding shares can be benefi-



cial â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but may be especially valuable when the market is down. When share prices are low, reinvesting dividends â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t typically fluctuate with share price â&#x20AC;&#x201D; can help boost your investment reach further, simply because each reinvested dividend can buy more shares than at the previous higher share price. Consider this: It took investors 25 years to recover from the Crash of 1929 if they did not reinvest their dividends â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but it only took them 15 years to recover from the crash if they did reinvest dividends, according to Ned Davis Research. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the same phenomenon in more recent years, too. Since 1987, according to Ned Davis Research, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had three major market corrections: Black Monday in 1987; the bursting of the dotcom bubble from 2000 to 2002; and the bursting of the subprime and credit bub-

bles in 2008. The S&P 500 rose following those market corrections. Investors who stayed invested during those corrections had the opportunity to participate in rising markets. Those investors participating in a dividend reinvestment plan may have been able to buy more shares at a lower price. Of course, past performance doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t guarantee future results and the value of your stock shares can fluctuate, including the loss of principal. While reinvesting your dividends clearly can be beneficial, you do have to be aware that, even if you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receiving the dividends as cash, you will be taxed on them. But the dividend tax rate remains quite favorable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the 25 percent, 28 percent, 33 percent or 35 percent brackets, your dividends will be taxed at 15 percent. If your taxable income is more than $400,000 (or $450,000 for couples), your dividend tax rate is 20 percent. If your adjusted gross income is $250,000 or more (for married couples filing jointly) or $200,000 or more (if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re single), youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also have to

pay a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on your dividends. While taxes are a consideration when investing, they should never be the driving factor. Consider also that investing in dividend-paying stocks does carry some risk â&#x20AC;&#x201D; specifically, the value of your investment may fluctuate, causing you to lose some, or all, of your principal. But you may be able to reduce the impact of this possible volatility by sticking with quality stocks as part of a diversified portfolio. As weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen, reinvesting dividends can help you build your investment portfolio â&#x20AC;&#x201D; so consider putting this technique to work in your investment strategy. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

When the city of Boerne needs to tackle legal matters, city attorney Kirsten Barron Cohoon leads the charge. Since becoming the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first in-house city attorney in 2010, she has provided the city of Boerne with legal expertise on several high profile matters. Because of her outstanding leadership and use of legal best practices, Cohoon was presented with the prestigious Magna Stella Award in the Solo General Counsel category by the Texas chapter of the General Counsel Forum. During the last three years Kirsten has worked on numerous development agreements and Chapter 380 economic development agreements. Prior to joining the city, it had done fewer than five of these agreements in the previous 10 years. These documents can be very complex, with detailed specifications for carrying out work on projects of all types and can include one or more of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electric, water, gas and wastewater utilities as well as ad valorem and sales tax abatements or rebates. The city procures its electric energy to serve citizens from wholesale energy suppliers in the market. In 2012 and 2013, Kirsten played a key role in negotiating two such transactions. Kirsten helped negotiate a new contract that protects the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest into the future while providing competitively priced energy to serve the citizens of the community. Cohoon was also called upon to oversee revision of the city of Boerne Charter to change the way city council members are elected. She coordinated with staff, the city Council, the District Court in San Antonio, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Department of Justice to bring about a change from a cumulative voting system

to a single member district voting system. This matter, which consumed much of her time, had its genesis in a 1996 consent decree between the city and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) that resulted in the aforementioned cumulative voting system for the city of Boerne. In 2009, the city and LULAC agreed that the cumulative voting system was confusing and ineffective and agreed to ask the federal court to modify the consent decree to permit a single-member district election system. The district court agreed to the modification. Cohoon also serves as the city prosecutor, playing a pivotal role in the municipal court system, and the city has saved tens of thousands of dollars in legal expenses due to her skillful assistance during the last three years. As general counsel for the city, she follows all proposed and passed state legislation impacting municipalities, utilities, personnel and contract law. Not only does she advise the mayor and city council, she provides legal assistance to all 15 city departments. Cohoon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law, the third oldest law school in Texas. She serves on the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee and the Jury Service Committee. Locally Kirsten serves on the Boerne Performing Arts board of directors and is involved with the Hill Country Daily Bread mentoring program, Currey Creek Baptist Church, and the Geneva School of Boerne. Cohoon is a graduate of the 2013 Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class.

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BHS student lassos 1st place in San Antonio rodeo art show Boerne High School sophomore Emilia Willenburg won first place in the San Antonio Rodeo Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Western Art Show, officials announced Dec. 8. Willenburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting of a smiling, freckle-faced girl in a blue straw hat earned the blue ribbon from the judging panel. Other BHS students receiving recognition in the show included painting division entrants junior Hannah Wainner, second place; senior Jillian Piepenburg, third place; junior Kristen Marburger, third place; senior Audrey Legalley, third place; sophomore Kori Vera, third place; and sophomore Cale Bailey, third place. Junior Angelica Stilwill won second place in the drawing division.

Geneva School of Boerne One Act Play cast, from left: Morgan Commer, Danielle Strickland, Jake Bomgaars, Emma Rudkin, Haven Vaught, Megan Hollingshead, Allie Martin, Emily Riedlinger, Olivia Tennison and Sydney Shults. Photo by Pam Akin

Geneva Theater places at state one-act contest The Geneva School of Boerne Theater Troupe placed third in the TAPPS Division II State One Act Play Contest recently in Temple. After winning at both the district and regional levels, the Geneva students finished in third place behind state champion Tomball Rosehill Christian School and runner-up Irving StoneGate Academy. Several Geneva students were recognized for

individual excellence. Senior Jake Bomgaars was named best actor. Senior Emma Rudkin was selected to the all-star cast and classmate Morgan Commer received honorable mention. Sophomore Megan Hollinshead received all-star tech crew honors. This is the first time a Geneva theater troupe has advanced to the TAPPS State One Act Play Contest.

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 830-249-9721, the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department at 210-698-0990 or Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-348-LEAD (5323) or

BOERNE POLICE DEPARTMENT December 6 10:55 a.m., 1000 Grand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An assisted living facility director said three residents had reported the theft of various items, including wedding rings. 2:51 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A passerby reported seeing a man pull up in an SUV next to a parked vehicle, get out and slug the fellow in the parked car. 5:22 p.m., 100 Wild Rose â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a mother reported her juvenile daughter as a runaway, the girls showed up before an officer could complete his report. 7:30 p.m., 800 Adler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An intoxicated woman who called 911 was advised to go to sleep. Officers also answered one false alarm. December 7 9:25 a.m., 100 Roeder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; All was well when an officer checked on the woman a caller had been unable to reach by phone for two days. 9:43 a.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer met a woman in a parking lot and escorted her to the womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelter. 2:34 p.m., 500 N. School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman stressed by caring for her very ill husband was taken to the ER to be checked out. 5:59 p.m., 133 W. Hampton Run â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported that her ex had left their young children home alone and the kids didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know when Dad would be back. December 8 3:09 a.m., 400 Hampton Cove â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man said his girlfriend had slapped him because she was upset after finding out he had been unfaithful. 10:54 a.m., 100 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man said he had a photo of a hit-and-run driver who had hit his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle, but paused long enough to leave a note. 12:44 p.m., 600 S. Plant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer found the heater was working fine after a woman reported her utilities may be off because her thermostat was on 80, but she was cold. 1:58 p.m., 200 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported an ex-employee who still

had a key to the store was seen there after closing hours and should not be. 3:47 p.m., 1500 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman complained that her soonto-be-ex-husband was following her around town. 3:58 p.m., Adler & School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The raccoon a caller said appeared to be sick ran into nearby woods as an officer approached. 4:53 p.m., I-10 mile marker 540 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the 10 people a caller said were walking up the exit ramp. There were also two false alarms and two EMS calls that required police response.

1:05 a.m., 300 Rosewood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a woman reported lights outside her door, police told her there were officers using flashlights in the area looking for someone. 2:59 a.m., 200 S. Esser â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman became suspicious when a tow truck pulled up in front of her house and the driver refused to answer any of her questions. 6:21 a.m., I-10 south exchange â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An 18-wheeler was reported partially blocking the entrance ramp. 12:36 p.m., 400 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A parking violation was reported 2:01 p.m., 100 Clear Water â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A theft was reported. There was also one alarm.

December 9 6:58 a.m., I-10 mile marker 540 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One man reported minor injury when two Toyota Corollas collided. 7:04 a.m., 32400 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when a driver lost control on slick roads and crashed into a ditch. 8:01 a.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash. 10:12 a.m., 1400 E. Blanco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A DPS driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license worker reported possible ID fraud and asked police to look at some paperwork. 10:13 a.m., 1400 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured in a two-vehicle hit and run wreck. 10:22 a.m., 31400 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman asked police to check if her soon-tobe-ex-husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truck was at a car repair shop. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. 11:10 a.m., I-10 mile marker 543 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The driver of a Jeep pulling a trailer that a caller said went off the road explained to an officer that he had just pulled over to fix something. 11:52 a.m., 400 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Firefighters cleaned up a 4-gallon gas spill at a service station. 2:48 p.m., 33100 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Would-be thieves cut some old electric cords and phone lines at a vacant building, apparently thinking they contained copper. 3:30 p.m., 31400 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when two vehicles collided. 3:46 a.m., 1300 River - A repo man alerted police they were taking a gooseneck trailer. 4:21 p.m., 800 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A father asked EMS to check out his young daughter after being involved in a two-vehicle crash. 6:05 p.m., 300 Adler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the injured deer a caller said was in the middle of the road. 8:55 p.m., 700 Rosewood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police learned the fellow a caller thought was one of the participants in a physical fight on a porch was already in jail. Neither of the combatants had evidence of injury. Officers also answered three false alarms.

KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DEPARTMENT December 6 8:36 a.m., Cascade Caverns Rd. and Scenic Loop Rd., Boerne - No one was injured in a minor hit-andrun fender bender in which both vehicles left the scene of the wreck. 8:55 a.m., 100 W. San Antonio, Boerne - Deputies arrested a man during a traffic stop. 9:49 a.m., 500 E. Hwy. 46, Boerne - Deputies arrested someone during a traffic stop. 11:17 a.m., 300 Broadway, Comfort - Someone burglarized a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garage. 11:47 a.m., 200 FM 474, Boerne A man said another vehicle ran him off the road and into the guardrail. 4:00 p.m., 100 Sparkling Springs Dr., Boerne - A delivery truck was stuck on the bridge but out of the roadway. 9:32 p.m., 100 Doeskin Dr., Boerne - No one was injured in a, two-vehicle crash. 11:01 p.m., 100 Meadow Lane, Comfort - Someone complained of loud music. Deputies also made 10 traffic stops, checked out a traffic hazard, a suspicious vehicle, an abandoned vehicle, a welfare concern and two false alarms, handled a civil matter, helped two stranded motorists, assisted another law enforcement agency once and EMS twice and received five animal calls.

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December 7 1:34 a.m., 100 Ten West Dr., Comfort - A man said he heard banging on his windows and front door and thought someone was trying to break in, so he fired a warning shot out a window and went back to bed. 1:28 p.m., Foster Rd., Boerne Deputies intervened in a family disturbance. 3:56 p.m., 35000 W. I-10, Boerne A customer argued with an employee at a business. 4:33 p.m., 200 Wall St., Comfort - Someone complained of loud music. 4:38 p.m., N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - No one was injured when two 18-wheel-

ers crashed in a parking lot. 4:53 p.m., 100 Lake Side Dr., Boerne - A man reported his boat stolen, but the thieves abandoned it as they fled his property. 6:10 p.m., 800 Ridgewood, Comfort - A man complained of loud music. 9:51 p.m., 200 Winchester Dr., Bergheim - Someone stole a package from near a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s front gate. Deputies also made 10 traffic stops, checked out a traffic hazard, a DWI report, an abandoned vehicle, two suspicious vehicles, a suspicious person, a welfare concern and four false alarms, handled a civil matter, helped a stranded motorist, assisted the public twice and received 10 animal calls. December 8 2:33 a.m., 400 Waring-Welfare Rd., Waring - A vehicle ran into a tree when the driver swerved to avoid a deer. 6:31 a.m., 524 MM, W. I-10, Comfort - Driver wrecked his vehicle when it struck a deer. 8:05 a.m., 545 MM, W. I-10, Boerne - No one was hurt in a onevehicle crash. 1:47 p.m., 400 Ammann Rd., Boerne - A man said someone damaged his back door. 4:34 p.m., 100 S. Wagon Wheel Dr., Boerne - Someone posing as a TV repairman stole a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s television set. Deputies also made two traffic stops, checked out two traffic hazards, a suspicious vehicle, a welfare concern and four false alarms, assisted the public once, another law enforcement agency once and EMS once, and handled five animal calls. December 9 1:02 a.m., 100 River Bluff Dr., Sisterdale - Deputies intervened in a family disturbance. 6:26 a.m., 533 MM, W. I-10, Boerne - No one was injured in a two-vehicle wreck. 7:17 a.m., 39300 W. I-10, Boerne - No one was injured in a singlevehicle, rollover wreck. 8:43 a.m., 800 FM 289, Boerne - During the night, someone drove through a gate and stole a flatbed trailer. 10:34 a.m., 500 Alamo Rd., Comfort - No one was injured when someone ran through a fence. 3:37 p.m., 700 E. Hwy. 46, Boerne - Someone borrowed a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle a month ago then was arrested, so the vehicle owner reported it stolen. Deputies also made 11 traffic stops, checked out a traffic hazard, two suspicious persons and four false alarms, handled a warrant service and a civil matter, helped a stranded motorist, assisted other law enforcement agencies twice and EMS twice and received three animal calls.

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FAIR OAKS RANCH POLICE DEPARTMENT December 4 8a.m., Police Dept. - A woman reported identity theft. 9:39 a.m., Police Dept. - A man found one of his three dogs playing with a dead bat that turned out to be rabid. The dog playing with the bat was euthanized and two other dogs were placed in quarantine. 11:22 a.m., 8500 Raintree Woods Dr. - Animal control removed a white-tailed fawn carcass from someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yard. Police also checked out a false alarm, assisted EMS once and handled three animal calls. December 5 9:38 a.m., 30200 Ralph Fair Rd. Animal control removed a tagged, white-tailed deer carcass from the roadside. 12:02 p.m., 8400 Fair Oaks Pkwy. - Animal control removed a whitetailed fawn carcass from a front yard. 11:58 p.m., 30800 Keeneland - An officer removed a deer carcass from the roadside. Officers also assisted EMS once and handled three animal calls. December 6 11:54 a.m., 7400 Mellow Ridge St. - Animal control released a white-tailed buck that was stuck in a fence. Officers also checked out a reckless driver report and handled two animal calls. December 7 7:21 a.m., 29200 Ralph Fair Rd. - An officer removed a deer carcass from the roadway. 11:34 a.m., 29300 Grand Coteau Dr. - An officer removed a deer carcass from the roadside. Police also charged a driver with speeding and assisted the public once. December 8 9:30 a.m., 29200 Seabiscuit Dr. An officer removed a deer carcass from a front yard. Police also checked out a reckless driver report. December 9 8:45 a.m., 29600 Ralph Fair Rd. - Animal control removed a white-tailed doe carcass from the roadside. 8:47 a.m., 29300 Ralph Fair Rd. - Animal control removed an axis fawn carcass from the roadway. 9:58 a.m., 8200 Pimlico Lane - Animal control removed a whitetailed buck carcass from someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backyard. Police also checked out a suspicious vehicle and a false alarm and handled an animal call.




Celebrate the holidays in a non-alcoholic way During many holidays, including Christmas, a toast is offered in celebration of the season. For many, their favorite glass of wine or a martini is raised. Have you ever wondered how many people in the US donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drink alcohol of any kind during holidays or any other time of the year? According to an article by James W. West M.D. F.A.C.S., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are There Many Non-Drinkers In US?â&#x20AC;? (Oct. 15th, 2010, www.bettyfordcenter. org), â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is estimated that about one third of this countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population never drink alcohol. Interestingly, 20 percent of the population consumes 80 percent of all alcohol. More significantly, 7 percent of the population consumes 50 percent of all alcoholic beverages. That 7 percent represents those people who are victims of alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse.â&#x20AC;? There is a difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse refers to those who drink too much and â&#x20AC;&#x153;. . . is a pattern of drinking that leads to the failure to fulfill responsibilities at work, home or school and repeated drinking in situations in which it is physically hazardous.â&#x20AC;? Alcohol dependence basically reflects someone who cannot quit, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;. . . may include a drinkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increase in tolerance, withdrawal syndrome, unsuccessful attempts to cut down or even quit drinking alto-


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gether, lose control of their alcohol use and consistently drink more and for longer than intended . . . no matter what the consequences.â&#x20AC;? Gallupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 Survey, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Majority in U.S. Drink Alcohol, Averaging Four Drinks a Weekâ&#x20AC;? ( Majority-Drink-Alcohol-Averaging-Four-Drinks-Week.aspx), agrees that two-thirds drink and one-third donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Report indicates that beer for men and wine for women are predominant, with wine closing the gap in sales. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drinking is commonplace in the U.S., with two-thirds of Americans saying they ever drink alcohol, and just over 40 percent reporting that they had at least one drink in the past week, With drinking comes overdrinking, and despite possible reluctance by some respondents to admit problems, one in five drinkers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; representing 14 percent of all U.S. adults â&#x20AC;&#x201C; say they sometimes drink too much. The rates are particularly high among men and younger adults, making younger men the most at risk for

this behavior.â&#x20AC;? So, how does one-third of our citizens celebrate Christmas with their non-alcohol beverages and foods of choice, particularly those who may be a recovering alcoholic? And how does a family provide their own recovering alcoholic family member with a welcoming place in the cuisine festivities? Since holiday parties and gatherings for most involve alcohol, a recovering alcoholic shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t isolate themselves from life but should definitely find ways to stay committed to a life of sobriety and a welcoming homecoming cuisine as well. Having a trusted friend alongside at these parties who supports your sobriety is invaluable, along with having already established ways to celebrate without being tempted. Just ask any nonalcoholic drinker how they celebrate. I bet you will get all kinds of healthy ideas that are even more fun than being wasted, exhausted and a basic pain in the _ _ _ for everyone around you! And forget about other drug substance substitutes and other unhealthy behavior that will only spiral you down further. How about simply dancing, singing karaoke or joining conversations and telling stories that will make everyone celebrate together with laughter? What do you come up with for yourself and family?

Think about all the money you will save not buying alcohol and buy more Christmas presents for everyone! Now that is something to celebrate! You could even go to that fancy restaurant and have the money to order that expensive dish you always wanted to try but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford because of all the wine and beer you ordered in the past. Just make sure none of the ingredients in the dish has alcohol in it and keeps you committed to your healthy weight, too. Believe me, great food is out there that supports both! Now, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get down to the many nonalcoholic drinks you can buy and even concoct yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as nonalcoholic sparkling wine, lemonade, ginger beer, or order a lime-spider (non-alcoholic, of course). There are a myriad of recipes out there. Check out these links for recipe ideas. non-alcoholic recipes/drinks/non-alcoholic/ Sober Celebrations www. For more nonalcoholic beverage and food ideas here is an eye-opening, life-changing approach by an alcohol-free chef, who was an alcoholic, loved being a chef, and decided to write books on it. Liz Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2003 book entitled

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sober Kitchen: Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime of Sobrietyâ&#x20AC;? offers a wealth of basic information and dozens of recipes to benefit both people in recovery and those who take care of them. Scott also provides advice on how to avoid being confronted with alcohol-laden dishes. Her recipes show creativity, particularly in shortcut desserts ( Her 2009 book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zero Proof Cocktails: Alcohol-Free Beverages for Every Occasion,â&#x20AC;? also provides a collection of recipes for nonalcoholic aperitifs, mocktails, martinis, infusions, wine alternatives and more, plus food-pairing tips. May this Christmas be celebrated with family, friends, and neighbors that reflects this season of Christâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love, healing, and wholeness for all. For the rest of December I would like to write about some â&#x20AC;&#x153;close to homeâ&#x20AC;? miracle stories shared by my readers. Would you send me your miracle story so others can be encouraged with hope and faith during this Christmas season? Sharon L. Benedict, is a speaker, author, and weaver. She is available for speaking engagements, freelance writing, and custom weaving. She welcomes questions and comments at seekreachachieve@gvtc. com. Visit

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no time for an after-Christmas slump at the library Hard to believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only 12 days until Christmas. It seems like yesterday it was 90 degrees and August. The build-up started before Thanksgiving so the letdown will be rough, especially for the kids. So the library has teamed up once again with the City of Boerneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parks and Recreation Department to host Arctic Week for children and young adults. The fun happens Monday, Dec. 30, through Friday, Jan. 3. The only exception to this is Wednesday, Jan. 1, when the library is closed to cel-



ebrate the New Year. In The Hub, for kids in grade 6 and up, it will be a Harry Potterpalooza. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what it is about the Harry Potter books and movies that make them perfect for cold, wet weather, but they are. And the kids have spoken; they want Harry

Potter all week. At 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, kids can watch all eight Potter movies, make butterbeer, create magical wands and do many other Potter projects. For the younger kids, Ms. Constance is sharing New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditions around the world each day at 10 a.m. On Monday, Dec. 30, create fairy bread and play beach handball, traditions from Australia, the land down under. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, learn about the Philippines by making round fruit kebab,

Try a living Christmas tree In Dr. Calvin Finchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column last Sunday, he talked about trees that can be used for living Christmas trees in our area. He suggested several to be used: Arizona Cypress grows 2 to 3 feet per year up to about 30 feet. Italian stone pine grows only about a foot per year up to about 25 to 35 feet but it has an umbrella-type of canopy. Montezuma and bald cypress are two really good specimen that can get gigantic. Once established the Montezuma cypress can grow as much as 4 to 5 feet per year and is a better choice for most yards around here. Bald cypress trees are those you see along the River Walk in San Antonio and can get gigantic. Aleppo pines should be on sale again this year and, according to our Texas Foresters are a good tree for this area. If you decide to buy a live Christmas tree this year, place it outside in the sunshine and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t plan on bringing it into the house until about a week before Christmas. And plan to take it back out about a week after Christmas. Place the tree away from any direct heat source and be sure to keep the soil moist in the pot, but not sopping wet. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to plant it, do it just like any other containerized tree; i.e., dig the hole at least 25 feet away from any structure and about 2 to 3 times as wide as the container the tree is in, but no deeper. Remember that some of these trees can get to be 40 to 50 feet tall and 30



to 40 feet wide when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mature. Water the new tree in as you put the soil back into the hole. Mulch the new tree with 2 to 3 inches of native mulch, being sure to keep it away from the trunk of the tree about 5 to 6 inches. The rule of thumb is mulch 12-inches wide for every inch of trunk diameter; i.e., a 3-inch diameter tree needs 36 inches of mulch 2 to 3 inches deep . Each tree you plant in your yard can add several hundred dollars to the value of the house â&#x20AC;Ś a worthy investment. More Winter Chores In case you run out of stuff to do, you can always go out in the garage or shed and start the much-needed maintenance on garden tools. Sharpen all the tools that are supposed to be sharp and oil them really good before you put them away. A heavy coat of oil on the blade will help prevent rust. Remove any rust from the shovels, hoes and cultivating tools with a wire brush, sharpen them with a good file, and spray WD-40 on them before you hang them back up. Change the oil and filter on the lawnmower and sharpen the blade. Start collecting falling leaves for the compost pile. If you can, shred them before

putting them in the bin or pile â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help them decompose faster. Doing it now ensures that you will have compost next spring when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to need it. Gifts for the Gardener Only 12 more days â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til Christmas. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really stuck on what to get the gardeners in the family for Christmas, just remember that they are very appreciative of almost anything to do with the garden. I for one was very glad to get a new wheelbarrow one year. Here are a few items to think about; â&#x20AC;˘ Agood pair of gardening gloves â&#x20AC;˘ A good pair of pruning shears is a must for the serious gardener. The Cadillac is the Felco brand. They are made to fit your hand, whatever size, are available for â&#x20AC;&#x153;lefties,â&#x20AC;? have replaceable blades and other parts and will last a lifetime if given just a little TLC. Mine are almost 20 years old and still as good as new. Be sure to get the bypass type of blade for cleaner cuts. â&#x20AC;˘ A stool to sit on comes in very handy for those of us who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bend over as well or as long as we used to. â&#x20AC;˘ Other things that come to mind might be a new garden rake â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not a leaf rake, a new spading fork, a new hand trowel, gardening software for the die-hards, a new gardening hat, a kneeling pad. If you want to spend the bucks, buy a purple martin house. Send comments and questions to or visit

Senior Center December Menu Call before 9 a.m. to make or cancel a lunch reservation. Rainbow Center: 830-249-2114; Golden Age Center: 830-995-3032. Friday, Dec. 13 - Oven-fried chicken, pinto beans, coleslaw. Monday, Dec. 16 - Beer-battered tilapia, lima beans, squash medley. Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Spaghetti with meat sauce, mixed vegetables. Wednesday, Dec. 18 - Chicken fajitas, refried beans, Spanish rice. Thursday, Dec. 19 - Baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans. Friday, Dec. 20 - Hamburger with fixings, baked beans, cherry crisp.

Monday, Dec. 23 - Chopped steak with mushrooms, red potatoes, green peas. Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Closed for Christmas Eve! Happy Holidays! Wednesday, Dec. 25 - Closed for Christmas! Happy Holidays! Thursday, Dec. 26 - Smothered pork chop, black-eyed-peas. Friday, Dec. 27 - Chili with beans, fluffy rice, hot fruit. Monday, Dec. - 30 Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans. Tuesday, Dec. 31 - Beef taco salad, Spanish rice, pinto beans.

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8. MYTHOLOGY: What was the name of the whirlpool that swallowed ships whole in “The Odyssey”? 9. BIBLE: What was the name of Moses’ wife? 10. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Gulf of Carpentaria located? TRIVIA ANSWERS: 1. Thomas Paine; 2. Morocco; 3. Syphilis; 4. “Anna Karenina”; 5. Wind speed and direction; 6. The nene, or Hawaiian goose; 7. 15; 8. Charybdis; 9. Zipporah; 10. Northern Australia. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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The Boerne Champion boys shot the lights out in their first home game of the season when the Chargers hosted Southside Tuesday night. Champion nailed 12 of 23 3-point shots for 52 percent shooting from beyond the arch and defeated the Cardinals, 69-40. The Chargers are now 5-3 overall and play Friday at San Angelo Lakeview at 7 p.m., before hosting Medina Valley Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.

or drop it by 941 N. School St. SPORTS SCHEDULE Boys Basketball Boerne Champion *Friday, Dec. 13, Champion at San Angelo Lakeview, 7 p.m. *Saturday, Dec. 14, Medina Valley at Champion, 1:30 p.m. *Tuesday, Dec. 17, Kennedy at Champion, 8 p.m. Boerne High *Friday, Dec. 13, Kerrville Tivy at Boerne High, 7:30 p.m. *Friday, Dec. 20, Hondo at Boerne, 7:30 p.m. Comfort High *Friday, Dec. 13, Brady at Comfort, 8 p.m. *Monday, Dec. 16, Geneva at Comfort, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Boerne Champion *Friday, Dec. 13, Champion at Alamo Heights, 7 p.m. *Tuesday, Dec. 17, Lehman at Champion, 6:30 p.m. Boerne High *Friday, Dec. 13, Boerne High at Antonian, 7 p.m. *Friday, Dec. 20, Boerne High at Holy Cross, 7 p.m. Comfort High *Friday, Dec. 13, Geneva at Comfort, 6 p.m. *Tuesday, Dec. 17, Stacey at Comfort, 6:30 p.m. Varsity Swimming Champion & BHS *Saturday, Dec. 14, League Invitational at Davis, 8:30 a.m. and at Block, 11 a.m. GENEVA TITLE GAME THIS SATURDAY The TAPPS Division I Six-Man Football State Championship Game between Geneva School of Boerne and Dallas Covenant will be played Saturday, Dec. 14, in Zephyr, Texas and will start at noon.


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gers a 37-18 halftime lead. Of their 37 first-half points, 21 came from long range. The Chargers had all the momentum at the break and didn’t let up in the third, in fact, they had their best quarter of the night when they outscored the Cardinals 24-3 in the third to blow the game open. In the quarter, Lenard and David Zuniga had two 3s apiece. By the time the fourth quarter started, Champion was up by 40 points with a 61-21 lead. “They beat them by 20

See WIN, page 16A

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Jake Moore (10) and the rest of the Hounds visited Medina Valley Tuesday night.

BHS stuffs Panthers Boerne High visited Castroville Tuesday night and defeated Medina Valley, 55-38, to improve their record to 11-5 overall. The Hounds are at home Friday when they host Kerrville Tivy as they continue non-district action.

BHS limited the Panthers to seven points in the second and the third quarters for 14 combined points during those two periods. The Hounds were up 16-11 after one and took

See BHS, page 16A

Queen and Branch help BHS girls win Avery Queen and Devon Branch combined for 42 of Boerne High’s 63 points to help the Lady Hounds defeat McCollum Tuesday night on the road, 63-45. BHS is 9-5 overall and is in San Antonio again this week to face Antonian on Friday night.

Boerne High tallied double digit points in all four quarters and jumped out on McCollum in the first quarter 16-7. The teams played to a 10-10 tie in the second to give BHS the 26-17 lead at the break. The Lady Hounds added

See GIRLS, page 16A

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Champion’s Quentin Lenard (4) dribbles in front of the Southside bench during Tuesday’s game. Lenard gets ready to line up a 3-point shot and had six in the game for the Chargers who finished with 12 3s in the contest.

Bobcats tame Canyon Lake The Comfort boys defeated Canyon Lake on Tuesday night by three points, 49-46. Comfort hosts Brady on Friday and is home Monday against the Geneva School

of Boerne as they continue nondistrict action. Things were tight early in Tuesday’s game vs. Canyon Lake with the Bobcats holding a one-point lead after one,

15-14, but the Cats overtook the Hawks in the second by winning the quarter 13-7 for the 27-22 lead.

See CATS, page 16A

Luevano finishes second at S.A. marathon BY KERRY BARBOZA


Boerne Champion graduate Moses Luevano recently finished in second place at the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon held Nov. 17. Luevano, a 2010 graduate of Champion, posted a time

of 2:34.44 for second overall. He was second behind Michael Wardian who ran a 2:31.19 for first place. What was impressive for Luevano is that this was his first time competing in a marathon. He said it was a learning experience for him, especially since it was warm

that day. Luevano noted that second place wasn’t bad considering it was his first time running 26 miles. “I really did want to win and I still believe I can win, but I went out too fast and didn’t take the conditions

See RUN, page 16A

CHAMPION FALL SPORTS CEREMONY The Boerne Champion Fall Sports Ceremony (football, athletic trainer, volleyball and cross country) will be held on Monday, Dec. 16. Cross country will take place in the library at 5:30 p.m., volleyball in the auditorium at 5:30 p.m., and the football/athletic trainers will start at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. YMCA YOUTH BASKETBALL The Boerne YMCA is currently hosting last call registration from Dec. 9-15. Leagues offered are boys (7-12 years), girls (7-13) and Co-Ed (5-6).

Champion coach Stan Leech said his team was hot from the outside, especially Quentin Lenard who drained 6 of 8 3s in the game for 75 percent shooting and made half of the team’s 3-point shots in the game. “We did shoot the ball well, we hit 12 3s and I think we’ve had 13 before,” he said. “Q (Quentin) had six 3s and I think a career-high 22 points. He had his swagger and shot the ball well and did a lot of other things.” Champion hit four 3s in the first and then Lenard dropped in three more 3s in the second to give the Char-

Star photo: Kerry Barboza

Boerne Champion’s Jayde Walz competes in the backstroke at the 2013 South Zone TISCA Championships last weekend in San Antonio.

Hounds, Chargers swim at 2013 South Zone TISCA BY KERRY BARBOZA

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Moses Luevano (second from left) finished second at the recent San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and family members were there to cheer him on. (L-r): Marty, Moses, Magdalen, Mary, Michael and Mercedes Luevano pose for a photo after the race. All the Luevano children have run or are currently running cross country at either Boerne High or Boerne Champion.

Geneva girls edge TMI by one point The Geneva varsity girls basketball team edged TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas by one point on Wednesday night, 25-24. The Eagles are 2-2 on the season and play their next game at Comfort High School on Friday at 6 p.m. Geneva overcame a slow start to win Wednesday’s

game. After trailing 9-0 after 10 minutes of play, Emma Ingram connected on three second-quarter 3-pointers to get the Eagles on the scoreboard and provide a much needed boost of energy. The game was not decided until the last seconds of play. Addie Lipe connected on a 15-foot jumper with 10

seconds to play to give the Eagles a hard-earned onepoint victory. “Although we shot the ball poorly, I was happy with the effort. We did a great job on the boards, but just were not able to make shots,” Geneva coach Joe Reginer said. “The

See GENEVA, page 16A

Eagles defeat JPII, improve to 6-3 this season Senior Jake Martin had 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the Geneva School of Boerne to a 55-40 victory over John Paul II High School in Boerne on Wednesday night. The scoring was boosted by fellow senior Kade Leeder who scored 13 points, for the Eagles who are now 6-3. The Eagles will next play in the St. Gerard’s Tournament

in San Antonio. Their first round game was Thursday at 4:30 p.m. against Carrizo Springs. Geneva started strong in Wednesday’s game and went ahead for good during a 14-2 run for the entire first quarter. The Eagles were fortunate to start off strong because the Guardians from John Paul II fought back all

game long. The Guardians played even with Geneva in the second quarter with both teams scoring 10 points a piece. The Eagles held the Guardians to 5-of-17 shooting (30 percent) while taking a 24-12 halftime lead. In the second half, John Paul II used their toughness

See EAGLES, page 16A

SAN ANTONIO – The swim teams from Boerne High and Boerne Champion competed at the 2013 South Zone TISCA Championships last weekend at Davis Natatorium in San Antonio and swam against quality teams from the San Antonio, Houston and Austin area.

After preliminaries, the top eight swimmers or teams went to the A finals, while the next fastest eight were sent to the B finals. The Champion boys team of Owen Upchurch, Keystone Marcy, Prescott Marcy and Jacob Poston finished fourth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:40.44 and in the 400

See SWIM, page 16A

Chargers fall to Churchill, open District 27-4A play this Friday Boerne Champion couldn’t overcome a slow start during Tuesday’s nondistrict girls basketball game at Churchill. Churchill jumped out to a 16-0 lead over Champion in the first quarter and eventually defeated the Chargers, 49-26. Champion is now 8-6 and closed out the nondistrict portion of its schedule. The Chargers begin 27-4A action on Friday with a trip to Alamo Heights and looks to snap their three-game losing streak. They will be at home Tuesday when they

host Lehman at 6:30 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the Charger boys. The Champion boys play Kennedy that night at 8 p.m. to close out the night. Champion scored eight in the second and was trailing 21-8 at the break. The Chargers played better in the second half but couldn’t catch Churchill. Champion tallied 18 second-half points and Churchill netted 28. Champion had a hard time finding its offense and went

See GAME, page 16A



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Area Golf League Results Cold rain and icy winds kept the Good Old Boys off the golf course for a week. Winter had retreated and left a perfect spring day in its place when the time came for the next tournament, but the cold weather had left its calling card on the greens of the Flying L. Grass that once had been rapidly growing was going dormant. Dormant greens are fast greens, and fast greens demand excellent putts. A downhill putt on a slow green can be challenging, but on a fast green it is terrifying. A putt that might go a foot past the hole on a slower green can easily go four feet past the hole on a lightning-fast dormant green. Slight errors in line or speed are magnified, and putts that looked like they might come to rest in tap-in range can instead turn into frightening knee-knockers. Putts break more sharply on fast greens, and the more gently a putt is stroked, the more it will break. Trying to judge the interactions of speed and break can be next to impossible. And woe be it unto the golfer that fails to notice that the cup is cut

on the crest of a slope. The laughter of a foursome as someone’s putt goes 10-feet long and 4-feet wide may show how comfortable they are with each other, but watching that putt trundle away down the hill is still painful. The fast greens at the recent Good Old Boys tournament left most of the competitors begging for putts to drop, but two players thought those quick putts just got to the bottom of the hole a little quicker. Bandera’s Amador Lugo had a streak of victories a few months ago, and he returned to form with a 77 and 4 points. Lugo’s back nine was a model of consistency, as he put seven pars together with a birdie and a bogey for an even par 36. Richard Mims wasn’t going to let Lugo hog the spotlight. Mims was born in Abilene and was a coach and teacher in Medina for 30 years, so he’s seen a lot of fast Texas greens. Mims put that experience to good use as he cruised to 4 points of his own with an 88. New Good Old Boy Larry Mullis of Bandera made another appearance on the

leaderboard with a 3-point round of 87. Flying L resident Ralph Ratliff recently dismounted from his mower and plans to spend less time trimming the fairways and more time playing on them. He got off to a good start with his own 3-point round of 94. H. C. “Doc” Day of Boerne, the 95-yearold Energizer Bunny of the Good Old Boys, just kept going and going to claim his share of the purse with 3 points from a round of 102. Jim Bernaducci of Bandera took the closest-to-the-hole prize on No. 2 and Flying L resident Terry Peek claimed the prize on No. 12. Boerne’s Walter Stroman tied Lugo for medalist with another one of his fine rounds of 77. There were 34 players and points were worth $7. Story by Charles Prokop FAIR OAKS LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION 12/04/13, Live Oak 18-Hole Competition – Regular Play Day Results First Flight 1st Gross Ann Sparkman, 85 1st Net - Irene White, 73 2d Gross - Syd Muenster, *86/41 2d Net - Fran Roff, **74/23

SWIM FROM PAGE 15A freestyle relay the squad of Prescott Marcy, Jacob Poston, Jaxon Welchman and Owen Upchurch captured second in 3:18.09. Upchurch also won the 50-yard butterfly after he clocked in at 23.81 and teammate Prescott Marcy was two spots back in third at 24.25. Additionally, Marcy finished second in the 100yard butterfly in 52.11 and Upchurch turned in a time of 47.32 for second in the 100yard freestyle. Boerne High’s Max Pickus came in ninth in the 200yard backstroke after he swam a 1:30.93 and Pickus also took 13th in the 500

GAME FROM PAGE 15A 9 of 46 from the field for 20 percent shooting. Brittany Herrera led Champion with 17 points, Cailyn

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Boerne High’s Max Pickus competes in the 500meter swim at last week’s meet. swim in 5:00.73. Charger Lexie Farmer finished third in the 50-yard butterfly after she recorded a time of 26.40, was first in the 50-yard breaststroke after she swam a 30.42 and also first in the 100-yard

breaststroke with a 1:06.06. Boerne High’s Alex Villarreal placed third in the 200-yard IM after posting a time of 1:58.49 and he came in third in the 100-yard backstroke after he swam a 54.36.


Second Flight 1st Gross - Jennifer Dean, *84/40 1st Net - Cathie Parker, 68 2d Gross - Sandy Steinle, 93 2d Net Judy Enderlin - 75 Third Flight 1st Gross - Susan Peterson, 91 1st Net - Ginger Richardson, 69 2d Gross - Mary Ellen Cooper, 96 2d Net - Sue King, 72 Fourth Flight 1st Gross - Nancy Sikora, *99/43 1st Net - Doris Busch, 69 2d Gross - Margaret Vreeke, 99 2d Net - Ofelia Plante, 74 Live Oak Chip: Jan Scheele No. 14, Margaret Vreeke No. 15, Susan Peterson No. 16. Live Oak Birdies: Melody Motloch No. 1, Doris Busch No. 3, Phom Meyer No. 5, Ann Sparkman No. 8, Donna Brady No. 11, Ginger Richardson No. 12, 16, Nancy Sikora No. 12, Fran Roff No. 13, Syd Muenster No. 14, Jan Scheele No. 14, Jennifer Dean No. 16, Mary Ellen Cooper No. 16 and Susan Peterson No. 16. *Tiebreaker determined by lowest score on back nine. **Tiebreaker determined by lowest score on back six.

Jayde Walz of Champion finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle after she clocked in at 10:26.86. Walz also placed eighth in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:18.26 and she was fifth in the 500-yard freestyle after recording a 5:20.33. The Charger relay team of Walz, Lexie Farmer, Kayla Anz and Cheyenne Poston placed eighth in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:57.31. Farmer was also fourth in the 100-yard butterfly after she clocked in at 59.30 In the 50-yard backstroke, Charger Owen Upchurch tied for second with a time of 25.36 and Alex Villarreal of BHS came in fourth in 25.68. Villarreal also placed third in the 200-yard backstroke after touching the wall in 1:55.44.

Wilson added four, Mallory Williams hit for three and Amanda Willoughby had two. Jamee Jorgensen finished with seven rebounds and Herrera dished out three assists and had one steal for the Lady Chargers.

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Trey Mayers shot this buck in Llano during a recent hunt. His sister Nicole Mayers is also in the picture. Trey attends Boerne Middle School North and is in 8th grade and Nicole is a freshman at Boerne High School.

GIRLS FROM PAGE 15A to their nine-point lead in the third by winning the quarter 21-13 to take a comfortable 47-30 advantage into the fourth. In the final stanza, BHS outscored McCollum 16-15. Queen was 12 of 17 from the field for 71 percent and

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BHS’s Avery Queen (right) netted 25 points Tuesday against McCollum.


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Geneva’s Addie Lipe (14), shown against Keystone School as teammate Mariah Lowry looks on, hit the game-winning shot Wednesday vs. TMI.

GENEVA FROM PAGE 15A execution of the play that gave Addie Lipe the jump shot to put us in the lead was excellent.”


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Chargers coach Jonathan Tate talks with his team during a recent game. Brittany Herrera (4) led the team in scoring Monday at Churchill after she scored 17 points.

WIN FROM PAGE 15A points in that quarter and made it to where we could play another group,” Leech said. “It was good for those guys to get some minutes against some pretty good players.” In that fourth, Southside

RUN FROM PAGE 15A into consideration,” said Luevano who wanted to run a 2:25. “It was my first marathon, I know I can run a lot faster so I’m not super disappointed. I learned a lot even though I hit the wall at 20 miles and I was crawling towards the finish line.” Luevano has bigger goals

25 points. She also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots, while Branch tallied 17 points and added eight rebounds and seven assists to her totals. Mica Schneider tallied eight assists and scored six points, Darla Deckard netted seven points, Hailey Kowalik dropped in four, while Kendall Schneider and Liz Hartzler both finished with two points.

and resilience to answer every run that Geneva made. With Logan Ward taking charge defensively, the Eagles were able to increase their lead by a few points in the second half but not by much. The Guardians defended

Ingram led Geneva with 9 points, Mary Liz Winston added 8, Lipe had four, Lauren Peterson and Miranda Ward both scored two. Lipe also totaled four assists and Ingram and Winston both grabbed seven rebounds each. the Eagles’ set plays very well, but Geneva was able to turn their defense into offense by getting deflections and steals and pushing the ball in transition for lay-ups. The aggressiveness of Geneva paid off as the Eagles attacked the rim in the second half and made 15 out of 18 free throws to secure the lead and the win.

doubled up the Chargers 19-8, but the game was well in hand for Champion and they did manage to hit one more 3 to make at least one 3 in every quarter. The one in the fourth came from Evan Wright who finished with three points in the game. Lenard made six 3s and only one 2-point basket to go along with two free throws for 22 points. Taylor Lewis

finished with 11 points and hit a 3, Patrick Fitzgerald made two first-quarter 3s and tallied 10 points, Dillon Buchanan netted nine, Zuniga scored eight and had two 3s, Dillon Manz added four and Cody Custer dropped in two. Buchanan, who had a dunk in the game, blocked four shots and Zuniga dished out seven assists and had four

steals, while Lewis finished with six assists and three steals. Leech said there’s no place like home and it was good to play on a familiar floor. “It was nice to be home, we had played seven games on the road,” he said. “We did a lot of good things tonight, I feel that we’re a lot better than we were at this time last week and that means a lot.”

in mind and hopes to one day compete in the Olympic marathon. Luevano ran at Stephen F. Austin for a few years and set a school record in the outdoor 3K, but left school to pursue training for the Olympics. “I was spreading myself too thin, I wanted to focus on running and I can always finish school,” said Luevano, who lives and trains in Austin. “I want to make the Olympic trials in 2016

and eventually the Olympics, that would be my big dream.” Luevano would have to lower his time significantly in order just to qualify for the trails and he knows that. “I have to run a 2:19 and I want to hit that time within the next year,” he said. “We’ll see how it goes and see how I’m feeling.” Luevano was part of two state title cross country teams while at Champion in 2008

and 2009 and was part of the 2009 national championship squad while a Charger. NOTES: The city of Boerne had a strong presence at the 2013 San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Besides Luevano’s 2nd-place finish, Staci Master of Boerne placed 10th in the women’s marathon in 3:34.02 and Lauren Haney, also of Boerne, took 10th in the women’s half marathon with a time of 1:32.32.

Both teams cooled down in the third and neither could reach double digits in the quarter. Canyon Lake won the third 9-8, but Comfort still had a fourpoint lead as they went into the fourth at 35-31.

BHS FROM PAGE 15A a 25-18 lead into the break after they outscored Medina Valley in the second 9-7. The nine points were the fewest by Boerne in any of the quarters and they dropped in 14 in the third and 16 in the fourth to win the second half, 30-20. Anthony Cravey paced

In the final stanza, Canyon Lake cut the gap again, but it was only by one point and Comfort held on for the three-point win. Luke Montgomery led the Cats with 15 points, Bryce Sorbel and Kyle Bohlen added 10 each, Ian Schellhorn finished with six, while Victor Falcon and Hector Campos both netted four apiece. the Hounds with 22 points, while Jake Moore and Brett Lang score 14 apiece for 50 of the team’s 55 points. Landry Harris had three and Jonah Lang finished with two points. Moore led the team in rebounding with 10 boards and Cravey had nine rebounds, Lang dished out three assists and Cravey blocked two shots, while three Hounds had two steals each.

Athlete of the Week Emily Martinez Comfort’s Emily Martinez was recently selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2A All-State Volleyball team. The junior was also recently named the District 27-2A Offensive Player of the Year.

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Knock out any bad luck with a good deed Friday the 13th, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it you scare you! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be superstitious and instead perform a good deed! Maybe my antique Christmas cards will help! WARNING: Thieves are targeting gifts left in cars! This is the Christmas season when we should all show our loved ones just how very much we do care for them! Perform extra duties and chores, and give extra hugs

and compliments. Why not have an old fashioned family cookie-making day or evening? Give each member of the family a task from assembling all the ingredients and supplies to actually following the instructions in the recipe to cleaning up afterwards; all important tasks. Say an extra prayer for your entire family before you go to sleep. You will sleep like a baby with a clear conscience. I became aware of FOUR people and establishments performing good deeds and merciful assistance this past week. Their noble deeds were greatly appreciated. They were DR. JOHN RYAN, the doctor with a heart of gold, and his assistant, REBECCA; S T E V E ARTALEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HUNGRY HORSE R E S TAU R A N T staff (best all around food place), and THE BEAR MOON BA K E R Y staff (best breakfast in town). G o d bless you all! Names in the n e w s and my


Mary Alice Yelverton special folks: I was ecstatic with the recent news that the second SWEETHEART has been selected by the HEALTH AND WHOLENESS CENTER for the Sweetheart Tea on FEB. 12, in Benedict Hall on the Benedictine Convent grounds. Congratulations ANNE BRUNET, whom I know personally to be a very lovely, talented volunteer for many years, and I treasure the beautiful teapot that she made for me as the first Sweetheart last year. We all are really looking forward to another brilliant affair. Tickets go on sale at $25 each on Jan. 13, at 9a.m. at the Center; more details later. I am so thrilled at the choice of this Sweetheart. Two great celebrations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; famous sculptor and Boerne resident, JERRY MC KENNA, turns 75 years young this year, and our San Antonio neighbors weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kept in touch with for over 40 years, NIPPY and CHARLES McMANUS, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November. Congratulations dear friends! LOCAL NOTES: GREEN BULL JEWELRY STORE is gorgeous, and we all should support its owner, JERRY GOWER, and show our appreciation, especially for his many, many donations to local fundraisers. THANK YOU PAUL THOMPSON and TOM STEVENS for the 7th year entertaining military San Antonio service men and women and affording them your delicious food at your CYPRESS GRILLE. My good friend in New York with

ALFRED KNOPF, publishers told me that the book by Henry Buskin, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Johnny Carsonâ&#x20AC;? was on the Best Seller List. I think there will be repercussions, for I think a lot of people were misled like me into thinking it would be about Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebrities on his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonightâ&#x20AC;? show. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see.

Place were horrified and shocked at the news Dec. 4 of the death of a very well liked member, nurse JACQUELYN â&#x20AC;&#x153;JACKIEâ&#x20AC;? BURDETT. She was involved in a tragic automobile accident as a result of a tire being propelled from an 18-wheeler truck into her lane. Sorrowfully she was in the wrong place at the

wrong time, helpless to avert a crash. This is a terrible reminder for all of us when driving near these powerful trucks to get out of their range as quickly as possible! Vaya con Dios Jackie! Bye for awhile â&#x20AC;Ś share a smile!

Know that MARY ANN and BILL EICHMAN are very proud of their attorney son, BILLY EICHMAN, who has announced his candidacy for JUDGE of the 364th DISTRICT COURT of LUBBOCK COUNTY. Billy Eichman has over 20 years experience and comes from â&#x20AC;&#x153;primeâ&#x20AC;? stock! Good luck! Happy coincidenceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one of my pictures is of CANDY CANE COOKIES taken in Louisiana when theYelvertons were baking these cookies and other decorated ones in 1994. Then in the Parade section of last Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s San Antonio Express-News there was a picture of a candy cane cookie. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give you our recipe until next time; it was loaned out. But the newspaper stated in order to get the recipe you could â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;?likeâ&#x20AC;? us at You will love this recipe; great for family participation. Members of the Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky


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Second Saturday Art and Wine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; holiday version Celebrate the season with the artists at Carriage House Gallery. What a perfect time to choose a unique gift of art for someone special in your life! Step into this gem of a gallery and see the newest works of art from its nationally acclaimed artists who will be bringing you holiday treasures â&#x20AC;&#x201C; miniatures created just for this season of giving. Make it COSAS for the holidays. December will have new arrivals daily from Amy and Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day of the Dead trip to Mexico and back-to-back trips to Guatemala. COSAS is also proud to feature new paintings by the extraordinary artist Raymundo Gonzalez. Gonzalez currently lives and works in Cuernavaca, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;City of Eternal Springtime.â&#x20AC;? This city serves as his blank canvas from which he paints and draws what he sees: a mix of Spanish and Indian cultures, fiestas, traditions, myths and colors. Join J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art as they honor Guus Kemp, an artist whose art career highlights and stoically denotes a visual reference to all the tangible and exceptionally grandeur theories of Abstract Expressionism. In a multitude of his paintings, Guus uses a sweeping gesture of profuse paint, exploding over the canvases, with a possible and hypothetical allusion to a botanical reference or self-guided cosmic inference. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find many such undiscovered and rediscovered works of art at J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art. Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery will be featuring masterpieces by national artist Richard Luce. There will be new works by Curtis Wade, Becky Porter, E. Melinda Morrison. Russian artist, Oxana Sakharzeva will be in the gallery and in Texas painting through the month of December. There will be a full deck with local Texas artists during the show hours showcasing their art from pottery and jewelry to paintings.


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For more information and to download a map to all the galleries, see, or call 830-249-1500. Patsy Sasek, 210-535-3641. E-mail HCCArts develops and enriches an environment that supports and promotes awareness, appreciation, education and access to all the arts. Visit the arts council at ARTS CALENDAR Through Jan. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Smith Gallery, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Johnson City Project,â&#x20AC;? Pecan Street Brewing, Johnson City, Through Dec. 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Smith Gallery, the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;celebrationsâ&#x20AC;? juried by Harvey Stein, 46 photographs by 35 photographers, Johnson City,

torium, www.boerne-isd. net; On A Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve, Chorus Austin, 7 p.m., St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, Mesa Dr., Austin, tickets www.austinchorus. org. Dec. 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mid-Texas Symphony, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heavenly Holidays,â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m., Jackson Auditorium, Seguin, www. or 830372-8089. Boerne Concert Band Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Boerne High School Auditorium, Mid-Texas Symphony, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heavenly Holidays,â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m., Jackson Auditorium, Seguin, www. or 830372-8089. Dec. 16 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CCES Holiday Band Concert, 9:30, 10 a.m., 7 p.m., CCES Cafetorium, Dec. 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CCES 5th Grade Music Program, 6:30 p.m., CCES Cafetorium, www. Dec. 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BMSS Holi-

Dec. 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Boerne-Champion High School, Boerne Middle School South, Cibolo Creek, Fair Oaks Ranch and Kendall elementary schools Holiday Choir Concert, 7 p.m., CHS Audi-

Carriage House Gallery is all decked out in the holiday spirit for Second Saturday and beyond. day Band Concert, 7 p.m., BMSS Spectator Gym,; FES 2nd Grade Music Program

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Sounds Winter Solstice Concert, Cave Without A Name, 3 and 7 p.m., $20, tickets or 830-537-421.

HCCArts PARTNER SPOTLIGHT Boerne Art Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artist of the Month in December is Morgan Hampton. His work is featured at Frost Bank, Bank of America, Security Bank and Trust, Texas Heritage Bank, Broadway Bank, Kronkosky Place in Boerne and Texas Heritage Bank in Leon Springs. Michelle Horstman and Sally McConnell are displaying works in the Visitors Center this month.

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LOTS, LAND, ACREAGE Guadalupe River Front- 13+acres with well, electricity, private cup-de-sac with over 300sf of River frontage. Concrete wet weather crossing, great trees and views- A slice of Hill Country Heaven for $475,000 Stoneleigh Ranch- Almost 39 acres with Views and great usable land- once a dairy farm- there are two habitable homes, 2 ďŹ xeruppers, an old cheese cellar, cistern that functions as a pool! Great recreational property with historic Marker- Asking $349,950 Hidden Springs- Rare ďŹ nd in this gated community by the Dominion! Two acre tract with great building sites offers uninterrupted views! Near La Cantera and the Rim. Listed at $315,000 21 Acres- Lost Valley- Hill Top views off Sisterdale Highway and Walnut Grove boast 21 lightly restricted acres with a tank site, cul-de-sac privacy. Property is gated & has Boerne schools. Offered at $295,000 Lost Valley- 20.93 acres-Creek front property on a cup-de-sac! Existing well with storage tank on this horse friendly property! 6ac pasture area, fenced. No mobiles or modulars, 2400sf min. Nicely treed. Asking $275,000 Terra Mont- Premier cul-de-sac 1.4acre lot with city views! 43-acre park with walking trails,resort-style pool, pavilion, tennis & basketball courts-Awesome location. $179,500 Seller Financing Available in Terra Mont on this beautiful .79 acre treed lot with South/North exposure to catch evening breezes! Priced at $174,900 Forever Views- Over 1 acre in Anaqua Springs with forever views on a private cup-de-sac! Close to La Cantera, Eilan, The Rim. Listed at $159,900 Anaqua Springs- Two 1+acre lots- each backs up to the creek and is across from the playground and park-close to Scenic Loop, IH-10,La Cantera, The Rim and 1604! Great gated community. $139,00 & $149,000 Village Green- Cul-de-sac lots-one offers privacy, the other long range views. Gated community with clubhouse and pool, Boerne schools, near Leon Springs! 1.5 acre- $142,000, 1.78 acre. $250,000 Waterstone- Premier cul-de-sac lot 5.5 acres with 200 degree panoramic with Community access to the Guadalupe River just beyond this property. Offered at $145,000 River Mountain Ranch- Great Horse Property- 8.21 acre treed lot with grassy meadow, great building site-near HOA parks. Offered at $118,699 Southern Oaks- Cul-de-sac 5+/-acre terraced lot offers spectacular privacy, wonderful trees and maximize the views! $115,000 Cross Mountain- Views on this private 2+acre cup-de-sac lot! Top cleared and ready for construction-builder plan available. Great buy at $110,000 Ridge at Tapatio- Excellently priced with outstanding views ! Features gated community, private clubhouse & pool. Long range easterly views from the back of the lot. Boerne ISD. Just $97,700 Plant- One acre lot with trees and city utility availability. Now $89,900 River Crossing- Heavily treed 1.48 acre lot in great golf course community off 281 & 46! Spectacular views. Just reduced $89,900 Dancing Bear- Wonderful 2+acre view lot with many hardwood trees! Near IH-10,San Antonio and Medina River. Just listed at $85,000 Tapatio Springs- Wonderful 1/3 acre view lot in the Gardens at Tapatio Springs! Cul-de-sac, fairly level lot with great building site with North/South exposure! Only $79,000 Great Boerne in town lot- Corner lot fringed with trees. City utilities-walking distance to school and near Downtown Boerne! Just $58,000 Glenwood- Desireable 1+acre lot in this gated community off Blanco Rd inside Hwy 46. Water system with septic required. Great HOA with pool,playground and clubhouse. Super location close to Boerne & SA. Now just $49,500 Country View Estates- Over 1.2 acres with a seasonal creek running in the back. Utilities and septic is in place and ready to go! Near Bandera & 1604 with great shopping- this is an affordable lot to build a dream house! Newly listed at $45,000 Steal of a Deal- Bear Springs Trail- Nicely treed 3.65 acre lot in Bandera County! Hill Country setting close to Hwy 46 & Hwy 16. Asking $44,900 Mountain Springs Ranch- Beautiful Hill Country Views! Lot sits high with several good building sites. Near Canyon Lake, this neighborhood has 3 pools, complex w/pavilion, spring fed creek for ďŹ shing plus bike trails- All for just $40,000 River Mountain- Adjoining lots from 3 to 5 acres with wonderful trees. Most have a dry creek bed behind them for lots of privacy and killer views. Priced from $40,000 to $65,000

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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ESTATE SALES 140 Calk Ln Unit 2003, Friday 12/13, 8am-3pm and Saturday 12/14, 8amnoon. Furniture, housewares, c l o t h e s , glassware, figurines.

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The City of Boerne will submit a Texas Capital Fund grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CDBG Program for $400,000 to extend public sewer service to a site on Commerce Avenue in the northern area of the City in support of a job creation economic development project proposed by Chapman Engineering. The application will be available for review Dec. 18, 2013, in the City Planning Department (402 E. Blanco St., Boerne) during regular business hours.


MOVING SALE, 7606 Mission Haven, Boerne, Saturday, 12/14, 8am1pm. Furniture, dishes, clothes, misc.






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Fabulous 569+/-acres Ag-Exempt Ranch that is gently rolling with excellent native grasses, deep soil, numerous hardwood trees and no cedar! Old homestead makes excellent hunters head quarters. Other outbuildings include: barns, sheds, corrals and cross-fencing. Perimeter fencing. Great hunting to include Whitetail,some exotics and turkey. Easy access to I-10. asking $1,395,000

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Great weekender or full-time home with Medina Lake access. The island kitchen has tile counters and SS appliances. Generous master suite features a jetted tub w/ separate shower and a huge walk-in closet. Upstairs, two bedrooms share a full bath with double vanity and a small loft area, which be used as a study/ computer area. Inviting broad front porch to watch the deer play. Nearby is the gated HOA park with picnic tables and boat ramp. MLS #1008052 $165,000 Carol Coleman

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Welcome to Alexandra Ranch... This stunning estate boasts 360-degree long views on 79.95 highfenced acres with axis, whitetail, water features and classy, understated entertaining spaces of exceptional taste and detail! Grand, open dining and living rooms. Comfortable gourmet island kitchen, butler's pantry. Two ideal guest casitas and over 3000 sf of patios, breezeways, porches. Electricity from an incredible solar Rick power system. Separate stone Acosta workshop/living qtrs. $ 2,999,000 CRS, ABR,GRI

Front Gate at Fair Oaks Ranch Featuring two series of homes designed speciďŹ cally for the Texas Hill Country. Located in prestigious Fair Oaks Ranch with homes starting in the low $300â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Beautifully treed home sites. Access to Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club pool, dining facilities and ďŹ tness center. Acclaimed Boerne ISD. Homes available for Immediate Move-In! Visit Ashton Woods Homes in Front Gate Today.

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Boerne is growing! Great investment in this 4 bedroom family home located on frontage commercial lot right behind Main St on north end of town. Home offers a wood burning fireplace, recent covered back patio/deck with tin roof, handicap access in rear of home if needed. So many options with this location corner of Main/Advogt/Live Oak. Wood flooring, double paned windows and a shed remains with the property. Autumn Martens $214,900

Great 2 acre lot (can be combined with adjacent lot for 4 acre lot) for your Hill Country home. Convenient to Boerne and San Antonio. Boerne schools. 1/2 mile to Tapatio Resort with golf and other resort activities available with membership. Enjoy the privacy, space to relax and the Outdoor Hill Country! MLS #945831 $67,950 Pete Peters

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One of the last lots in Indian Springs. Great terraced 4 acre lot with mature trees and beautiful views. Area of very nice homes and surrounded by prestigious Tapatio Springs and Diamond Ridge. A short drive from Boerne and IH-10. $94,900

20 ACRES WITH POND, VIEWS, TREES AND GREAT HOMESITE! Very private and quiet here with a great balance of oaks and grassland. Lots of wildlife including exotics. Easy access to IH-10 and less than an hour to SA airport. THIS IS A GOOD ONE! Under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ag Useâ&#x20AC;? for taxes. $225,000

Hill Country sophistication abounds in this stunning 4br, 4ba light & bright masterpiece. Soaring ceilings explode w natural light while rich hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors exude elegance. Exquisite travertine w unique tile designs create truly artistic cohesion in each custom bathroom. Kitchen appointed w double ovens, gas cooktop, island, breakfast bar, huge pantry, refrigerator & butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pantry w wine fridge. Outdoor kitchen overlooks wooded setting. Great balcony. Oversized 3-car garage. $799,000

Deed restrictions state you can camp up to 14 days straight! This 6.76 acre tract has a well on it! This is the perfect lot for the buyer who is not ready to build yet, but would like a great campsite! Road is in place, some cedars have been cleared and the well is in! A great neighborhood with 2 Guadalupe River parks exclusively for property owners. Perfect place to make some memories and use the land before you build! $88,000

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

All the Right Stuff! Great Family Home & neighborhood with Room to Spread Out! 4br, 2 ½ ba with over 2700 sf on .3 acre Lot! Two story with a game room upstairs. Recent updates include:HVAC, Flooring, Wall & ceiling Texture, Light ďŹ xtures, Granite & cultural marble tops and much more. Owner adding New back Pergula Patio. $279,000

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