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Boerne ISD administrators last Friday investigated a clown threat made

via social media that targeted Boerne High School. According to Boerne Police Chief James Kohler, a post was published “about harming students at BISD and that they were not clowning around.” Kohler said investigators

immediately informed the district and posted additional officers for security. “Law enforcement officials have determined that postings of this nature are a social media hoax,” BISD Superintendent David Stel-

mazewski reported in an email to parents. “We must guard against allowing incidents such as these to erode our feelings of safety, for that is indeed the intent of the per-

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Frank and Lena Lyles of Weatherford join the dozens of expected Spyder enthusiasts who are gathering in Boerne this weekend. BY ELAINE TUCKER

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Yesterday, the noise of approximately 100 unusual Spyder

motorcycles rumbled into Boerne for the fourth annual “Spyders in the Hills” rally. “Spyders came out in ’07,” Ray Smith, rally organizer said. “They were designed from the beginning

to be a three-wheel operation: two wheels in the front and one in the back. From a physics standpoint, it’s a much more stable arrangement. When you have two wheels in the front, you’re not going to turn too

quickly and turn over.” The rally’s “home base” is Coyote Powersports on the I-10 frontage road at the south end of Boerne.

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Child hit by car in early morning taco traffic BY JESSICA GOODE

■ Managing Editor A 12-year-old child was the victim of a hit and run driver while

riding his bike to school a few weeks ago. Though his injuries were minor, the problem appears to be major. “Last year at the beginning of the school year my son was hit while crossing the driveway at

Mary’s Tacos [on Blanco Road] on his way to school. The lady stopped, an ambulance was called and he was scraped up but okay. [On] Thursday, Sept. 22, he was riding his bike to Boerne Middle School North and was knocked

off his bike again while on the sidewalk, crossing the driveway at Mary’s Tacos again. This time, he received some scraped up knees but he was so stressed when it hap-

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Family park celebrates re-opening ribbon cutting BY DALLAS BOERNER

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Kinderpark, formerly known as Optimist Park, located on the corner of Water and Highland Streets, has recently received a facelift and is now open to the public. City officials reopened and dedicated the park last Friday morning. The new park has updated slides, swings, ropes and other play equipment that make use of the land’s topography allowing for all the new equipment to fit in. One of the playground’s unique features is the large rubberized turf that the slide sits on, while the rubber berms facilitate a child

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City officials and staff along with members of the community cut the ribbon to officially open Kinderpark, a newly redesigned and updated park for families.

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OBITUARIES Edward Douglas ‘Doug’ Hodo, Sr. Nov. 11, 1934 - Oct. 10, 2016 Dr. Edward Douglas “Doug� Hodo, Sr. passed away after a brief fight with cancer on Oct. 10, 2016. He was born on Nov. 11, 1934, in Amory, Mississippi, to James Edward Hodo and Allison Cole Hodo, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sadie Branch Hodo. Likewise, he is survived by his children, Allison Hodo Clements of Floresville, Edward Douglas “Doug� Hodo Hodo, Jr. of Boerne and Patrick Gunter Hodo of Boerne, along with their respective spouses Mike Clements, Lori Martin Hodo and Jennifer Robertson Hodo. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Michael “Micah� Joseph Clements, Jr., Andrew “Drew� Cole Clements, Luke Douglas Clements, John Gunter “Gunter� Clements, Hannah Leigh Hodo, Grace Ann Hodo, Edward Douglas “Douglas� Hodo, III, Hayden Ryan Hodo, Cole Bennett Hodo and Austin Gunter Hodo. Also, he is survived by his brother David Gunter Hodo and wife Mary Nan Hodo of Amory, Mississippi. No short summary of Doug’s life can begin to describe the impact that he has had in the world at large or his impact on the Christian Kingdom of God. Doug’s career began in the US Army in 1954 with a deployment to Germany during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Army in 1956, he attended the University of Mississippi. He graduated and moved back to Amory where he met his future wife, Sadie. In 1961, he and Sadie moved to Oxford, Mississippi, to work for the University of Mississippi. With a dedication to education, Doug worked and earned two Masters degrees in the same graduation along with a PhD in economics and finance in 1968. During this time, he also was an integral part of the integration of the University of Mississippi, for which he received a commendation from Robert Kennedy, the US Attorney General. Doug was hired as one of the founding members of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 1972 as the Dean of the College of Business at the age of 38. Doug founded and built the College of Business at UTSA, where he led the school’s first accreditation. He served in that capacity for 15 years. In 1987, he was named the second President of Houston Baptist University, fulfilling his desire to lead students in a Christ-first education. Serving, from 1987 until 2006, Doug revitalized the university, constructing a number of buildings and putting the university on a firm financial foundation. He and Sadie were honored with the naming of the Sadie and Doug Hodo Residence College in 2013. He was involved in numerous for-profit and not-forprofit boards, including former chairman of the board at Stewart Title, board member of US Global, AAA, Goodwill Industries, Texas Heritage Bank, Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center and Faith Comes by Hearing as well as many, many others. He was also a founding board member of USAA Bank, Castle Hills First Baptist School, Houston Christian High School and Living Water International. Doug taught Bible study for 60 years, including at Castle Hills, the Disciples/Ticket to Heaven class at Second Baptist Church in Houston and the Followers Sunday School class at First Baptist, Boerne, while also serving as a Deacon at each respective church. His wife, Sadie, was the absolute love of his life. They had a magical love affair for over 57 years. They spent every morning drinking coffee on the back porch enjoying their view, talking and praying for their day and their family. He was driven to ensure that his children and grandchildren knew that he loved them and was proud of them. His steadfast and unwavering faith was an inspiration to many. Family and friends were one of his highest priorities. He was a teacher, friend, leader, servant, encourager, and a generous giver. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ed and Sadie Hodo Children’s Endowed Scholarship at Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074,; Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center, PO Box 205, Boerne, TX 78006,; or Faith Comes by Hearing at 2421 Aztec Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107, A visitation service was held at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct.12. The funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 13, at First Baptist Church of Boerne. Interment was at Boerne Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www. and select the Obituaries tab. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne. % 2OSEWOOD s "OERNE 4EXAS

Marshall James Reynolds Aug. 23, 1936 - Oct. 7, 2016 Marshall James Reynolds was born in Denham Springs, Louisiana on Aug. 23, 1936, to Edmund James Reynolds and Betty “Sally� Rushing Reynolds. He died on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in San Antonio at the age of 80. Marshall is survived by his high school sweetheart to whom he was married for 61 years, Patricia Thompson Reynolds; and their children, Jill Fondren and Reynolds husband Mark of Cypress with their three children, Mallory, Max and Marshall; and Sally Parker and husband Preston of Fair Oaks Ranch and their three children, Payton, Hudson and Sadie. Marshall was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita Catha and Marjorie Boyette Bork. As a young boy, Marshall’s father worked pipeline construction which caused the family to move often. Marshall attended 46 schools before deciding at age 14 that he wanted to play football so he went to Baton Rouge to live with a married sister. He excelled in football, being named All City, All District and second team All State. Upon graduating high school, Marshall received a legislative scholarship to Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in both chemistry and physics and a Master’s degree in physical chemistry. He accepted a job with Dow Chemical Co. in Freeport where he began a 35-year-long career. He spent time as a chemist, time in production and eventually became head of the process computer engineering department which controlled the chemical processing of various plants by computer. Marshall loved all sports whether that be playing, coaching or attending games. He coached his daughters’ softball teams for many years and was on the board of directors of the Lake Jackson Girls Softball Association. He also coached their club basketball and was the president of the high school basketball booster club. Marshall served as president of Project Graduation for two years. After retiring, he worked with home delivered meals, both delivering meals and as the treasurer. Marshall loved working with Habitat for Humanity and was involved in several builds. He also helped design their web page and did other computer work for them as well. Marshall enjoyed woodworking and did many projects around his and Pat’s home. He also enjoyed genealogy and cooking, especially Cajun dishes. He loved to travel and went to all 50 states and many foreign countries. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Lake Jackson for over 40 years. Seven years ago, Marshall and Pat moved to San Antonio and two years ago, they moved to Fair Oaks Ranch. A memorial service celebrating Marshall’s life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2p.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home, 111 Rosewood Ave., Boerne. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Habitat for Humanity of Brazoria County, 12 Circle Way, Lake Jackson, TX 77566 or www.habitatsbc. org or to the charity of your choice. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Marshall’s life, please visit and select the Obituaries tab. Arrangements with % 2OSEWOOD s "OERNE 4EXAS Ebensberger-Fisher s WWW EBENSBERGER lSHER COM Funeral Home of Boerne.


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Mrs. William “Bill� Whitworth nee Sue Houck of Sisterdale passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at her home at the age of 74 years. Sue was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Ft. Worth, to Hubert and Cordelia Cotney Houck. Sue married William “Bill� Whitworth on Dec. 11, 1975 in Comfort. Funeral services and interment were held Thursday in Comfort. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Sisterdale VFD, or to the charity of one’s choice and expressions of sympathy may be sent at Look for full obituary in Friday’s issue of the Boerne Star.

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Barbara Joan Peterson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at the age of 83. Services were pending at press time. Please visit for the obituary and service times. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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Patricia Canavan Leeder passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at the age of 81. Services were pending at press time. Please visit for the obituary and service times. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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Community Fair Oaks girls work to keep sea turtles thriving September marked a success for Keegan Tax and Chloe Wallace, two 10-year-old Fair Oaks Ranch residents. It took them only a year to raise $10,000 for Sea Turtle, Inc., a South Padre Island turtle rescue and rehabilitation center. Chloe has loved sea turtles since she was quite small and fell more in love when she visited Sea Turtle, Inc. for her first time several years ago. Keegan discovered her love for turtles when she visited Sea Turtle, Inc. a couple of summers ago. When the two discovered that they both wanted to help the turtles, they embarked on a year-long journey to make a difference. It started with a presentation to their school’s Early Act Club, which resulted in a school-wide fundraiser. They also sold homemade scarves, Christmas ornaments and turtle candies at a “lemonade stand.� These activities got them only about

Concert band plays Sunday The Boerne Concert Band will present its Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Boerne High School Auditorium. Entitled, “Swing’s the Thing,� it will be a hand-clapping, toe-tapping lively concert of familiar music Musicians from Boerne and Champion High Schools, students who graduated and are attending local colleges or universities, band directors, both current and retired, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, friends, military musicians, and in some cases strangers who have heard about the band, come together on Thursday evenings to practice. The concert program includes “Themes Like Old Times,� “The George Gershwin Story,� “Glenn Miller in Concert,� “Sinatra in Concert,� “Big Band Superhits� and “Sing, Sing, Sing.� The band hopes to have its new Christmas CD available. Come early and enjoy listening to pre-concert music by the Hill Country Stompers who are also all members of the Boerne Concert Band. They are a small jazz combo playing Dixieland and traditional New Orleans-style jazz. They will begin playing at 5:30 in the foyer outside the main auditorium at the Boerne High School. (Hint: Can you dance the “Charleston�?)

half way to their goal. Then last month when they attended the annual Sea Turtle, Inc. “Reggae with the Ridley’s� fundraiser and auctioned off scarves and ornaments they reached their lofty goal. By reaching the $10,000 milestone, Chloe’s dad pledged to match that $10,000. In addition, another generous donor at Sea Turtle, Inc. has pledged to match all capital campaign donations. This means that these two 10-year-old girls have effectively raised $40,000 for the expansion of Sea Turtle, Inc. They have decided to increase their goal and try to raise another $10,000. Anyone who would like to help them reach their goal can donate online at or send a tax-deductible check directly to Sea Turtle, Inc., P.O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, Texas 78597 and write Keegan & Chloe in the subject line so that they know to include it in their total.

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Have you watched the presidential and vice presidential debates and to plan to watch the rest of them?

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Yes, I haven’t decided who to vote for. No I’ve already made up my mind.

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Yes, I want to see my candidate do well. 15.8% No, I’m sick of it all and don’t care anymore.



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In 2012, 2.75 million voters in one or more states “are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate; and more than 1.8 million deceased individuals (are) listed as active voters,” according to a survey by the Pew Charitable Trust, a non-partisan organization. Judicial Watch, a conservative, nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law, working with the State of Virginia in a crosscheck of voter registrations, learned that tens of thousands of Virginia voters had registered in another state and about 17,000 Virginia voters were registered in at least three other states since 2012. Within the last three years, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, did the most definitive study on illegal voters ever produced for publication. Their research showed approximately 25 percent of noncitizens registered to vote in 2010. The


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study also showed 6.4 percent of noncitizens had voted in the 2008 election, and 2.2 percent voted in 2010. This has a staggering effect on the votes of legal American voters, as there are around 22 million non-citizens in the U.S. today, and could mean hundreds of thousands of illegal votes have impacted past elections, cancelling out the votes of legal citizens. The study proved past presidential elections were impacted by illegal votes. In 2013, 43 local races in Ohio were decided by one vote or a tie-breaking vote. Democrats don’t want the Election Integrity Project started by Judicial Watch, which they have fought for

these past years. Judicial Watch defends photo identification, restrictions on early voting, and is against sameday registration and out-of-precinct voting. The organization has battled the Obama administration, which has tried to stonewall it with every questionable maneuver, and the courts, which ruled against Obama’s former Attorney General, Eric Holder (who resigned under a black cloud) to require them to provide documents Judicial Watch asked for through the Freedom of Information Act. Judicial Watch is winning Freedom of Information Act court decisions against Obama’s Machiavellian and politically motivated agenda in order to prove that illegal voting has occurred. Voting is a right only given to citizens of the United States, not illegal aliens or non-citizens. Judicial Watch sued the State of


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Another police shooting… When the officers were killed in Dallas I added a blue ribbon to fly at the top of my American flag that I fly every day to symbolize my solidarity with our police. Today, I added another blue ribbon and dipped my flag

again in honor of the two officers killed in California to state “I stand in solidarity with my police officers.” Please join me in flying your American flag with a blue ribbon and stand in solidarity with our officers of the flaw. – Nela Wilems, Boerne

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“The truth is that all of you have failed women for generations, and you deserve to lose our votes. Next month we will grab you where it hurts. By your ballots.” “Donald and Billy on the Bus.” West, Lindy, The New York Times, Oct. 9, 2016. I was going to write about taxes – specifically the tax plans of the two major presidential candidates – thinking, almost wistfully that some small measure of the substantive ideas put forth by the Democrats might penetrate the blinders some Republicans seem always to wear when it comes to politics. But alas, no. Donald Trump’s undisciplined mouth has once again gotten him into some pretty deep poop. As everyone who hasn’t been living on the moon now knows, Mr. Trump’s recorded words about women – as initially reported on Oct. 7 by intrepid Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold – have cast a spotlight yet again on the gutter that passes for Mr. Trump’s brain. As I put pen to paper to write this column, virtually all the reaction has been strongly negative – even though there remains a significant number of Republican stalwarts who will forgive everything Mr. Trump says or does since he’s got that “R” after his name and they can’t see their way past that particular tribalism. One of the hardesthitting commentaries on Trump and women is the one cited above. According

to her online bio, Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor and body image. Or to put it another way, she is everything some Republicans fear the most – a fact that means, unfortunately, that many of the people who should read her op-ed piece never will. I would add, perhaps unnecessarily, that she is also what a not-insignificant number of mainstream liberals would consider farleft. In this regard, I cannot agree with all of Ms. West’s assertions – in particular the one directed at almost all men: “Most of you (men) are no better than Mr. Trump; you are just more subtle.” While this is clearly true about way too many men, I think it’s fair to say it’s not true about all men. Progress towards true gender equality has been made over the last hundred years or so, and while I’ve encountered plenty of icky Trump-like men, I’ve also had the good fortune during my 60+ years of existence to have encountered plenty of men who are the polar opposite of Donald Trump (thank goodness!). That said, we still have a ways to go in the long march towards gender equality and the mutual respect it generates. If nothing else, the revelation of Donald Trump’s attitude towards women has demonstrated this in spades. Thing is, a vote for Donald Trump is pretty much a vote for his lewd attitudes – and


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The last time I travelled to my native New York was for my 40th high school reunion in June. This gave me an opportunity to spend time with old friends and family, as well as visit favorite landmarks and sample the regional cuisine that one could only hope to experience elsewhere in the USA. I joined a few high school friends for lunch at our favorite delicatessen and ordered the classic Reuben sandwich. Overstuffed with tasty corned beef, fresh sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, topped with Russian dressing on rye bread, and washed down with a Dr. Brown’s cream soda, the meal was exceptional, fulfilling, and satisfying. Now you may think it is odd to compare having lunch at a great NY Jewish deli with our recent presidential debates, but I thought it appropriate to contrast the fulfilling and satisfying gastronomic experience with the thin gruel discussed at forums designed to help Americans select their next president. With all the problems that our nation faces, the moderators posed “gotcha” questions as opposed to eliciting the candidates’ specific solutions to our challenges. Are you concerned about the fiscal challenges we have with $75 trillion of unfunded future entitlements and our massive deficits that are forecast to grow as more baby boomers retire? The moderators didn’t even bring up this topic. Concerned that Medicare is actuarially unsound and

will face insolvency within a decade? Why would this be discussed when you can talk about a beauty pageant from 20 years ago? Troubled by a weakened and reduced military of the world’s only superpower at a time of global instability and heightened barbarian Islamic jihadism? This barely registered with moderators. We have real problems in the USA, yet the moderators and media cohorts focused on gotcha questions worthy of a reality tv show. Is this how far journalism has degenerated in the USA? What does this say about America and what its citizens are willing to accept? To make matters worse, one moderator in the last debate seemed to think it was her duty to debate one of the candidates as opposed to simply asking questions, and in the process didn’t even pretend to be objective or balanced. Now it is fair to ask difficult questions regarding a candidate’s character and past actions. The audiotape obtained from NBC archives of Donald Trump revealed vulgar, disgusting and indefensible language. It is troubling and understandably gives one pause regarding his candidacy and character. Questions regarding this audiotape were asked by moderators several times. Conversely, the character of Hillary and Bill Clinton is stained by a long series of scandals and poor judgement. From the total secrecy and complete lack








Maryland over its outrageous political gerrymandering of its congressional districts. “It was the worst violation of our electoral rights in the country,â€? according to the organization. “We hope to resolve this litigation before the 2016 elections. We must uphold the integrity of the voting booth for America’s right to vote legally. Yet the problem of corrupted voter rolls remains a national concern.â€? “Judicial Watch pursues the illegal activities through many more states in lawsuits to stop this agenda from going forward and degrading the right to have honest elections that we American citizens should expect in the voting booth,â€? according to the group. “Every election gives rise to credible new allegations of electoral fraud and provides new examples of election maladministration, as Judicial Watch learned firsthand by having a monitoring team ‘on the ground’ in New Hampshire observing the November 2014 federal elections.â€? The organization will be actively involved in the North Carolina integrity lawsuit where Obama’s Justice Department sued the state over its decision to institute voter identification by 2016 and end same-day registration, cut early voting from 17 days to 10, and end out-of-precinct voting, where there is so much opportunity for voter fraud. The integrity of elections must be upheld at all cost for this country’s honorable existence and our freedom. Judicial Watch stated that an expert report prepared by Dr. Steven Camarota proved that minority turnout actually increased in the May 2014 primaries following these reforms. Camarota is the Director of Research for the Center on Immigration Studies, a Washington, DC-based research institute that examines the consequences of legal and illegal immigration on the United States. And the same was true in the November 2014 general election in North Carolina, â€œâ€Śdespite predictions to the contrary by the Left (that this) will ‘suppress’ minority votes,â€? the group stated. “Black turnout and registration for the November 2014 election increased by every relevant measure compared with November 2010, the last non-presidential election.â€? The organization states Board of Elections data showed the percentage of age-eligible, non-Hispanic black residents who voted in the 2014 November election was 41.1 percent, up from 38.5 percent who voted in the 2010 November election, while the absolute number of black voters increased 16 percent to 628,004 from 539,646 for the same period. A federal judge upheld North Carolina’s voting requirements and stated “they did not impact African-American and other minority voters.â€? The Left is without a credible or honest argument. Thanks to Judicial Watch, which fights corruption regardless of which political party is not obeying our laws, supports honesty and integrity for all Americans, and the fight continues to preserve these United States of America. Now is the time to address the voters of the Electoral College, who will elect our next president. Information from the Congressional Research Service, published by the National Archives and Records Administration, states there is no Constitutional provision or Federal law that requires Electors to vote according to the results of the popular vote in their particular state. Some states require Electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote, according to the CRS. Texas Electors are not among those bound by State Law or by pledges to cast their vote for a specific candidate. “Today, it is rare for Electors to disregard the popular vote by casting their electoral vote for someone other than their party’s candidate,â€? according to the research service. However, if personal political choices decide this election and not the way American citizens vote, then our votes will be dead on arrival. This freedom of choice nation will also be dead, as “We the peopleâ€? ruling the government could be overridden by a small group of Electors deciding for 300 million people what kind of government will govern us on Nov. 8. Their feet need to be held to the fire on this election. This will be the last time we will be able to vote against a socialist regime, and have it count, for the people’s freedom to rule themselves. Vote this November to represent the “We the people – the populaceâ€? vote.

of transparency as Hillary led a wildly unpopular effort to nationalize healthcare in the early 1990s, to campaign finance abuses and illegal foreign contributions during Bill’s 1996 reelection effort, to selling presidential pardons to criminals and tax cheats like Mark Rich on Bill’s last day in office, to numerous sex scandals that included reports of abuse and alleged rape, to Hillary’s coordination of a smear campaign and containment of so called “bimbo eruptions� against those women who reported the abuse, to impeachment and the loss of a law license, to the sale of a quarter of our nation’s uranium to a Russian firm followed by a lucrative speaking fee of $500,000 and millions more donated to the Clinton Foundation, to further examples of pay-to-play access to State Department favoritism supplemented by generous “donations� to the same Clinton Foundation, to outrageous lies to family members of those Americans slain at Benghazi falsely blaming their deaths on an anti-Islamic video, the Clintons have consistently used the power of their offices to enrich themselves. The list of their ethically challenged maneuvers could probably fill the rest of this newspaper, and then some. Yet, there were no questions on any of this in the last debate. Despite the obvious flaws of both leading candidates, I would still expect a debate to focus on issues affecting our nation’s future. It would also be nice for moderators to inquire as to what kind of managerial skills or leadership qualities they possess that would help them deal with the challenges we face. What accomplishments are they most proud of that positively impacted their community and our overall society? What is their track record of accomplishments from previous leadership roles? Is a candidate’s business or financial experience transferable to leading our nation? The mainstream media has a track record, based on ideological bias, of failing to properly vet a candidate’s background. President Obama had a questionable academic track record, socialist mentors, never had a real job and certainly was not responsible for leading any group or organization of any consequence. His wit, charm and obvious intelligence was enough for the media to anoint him as the savior for America, yet our problems have not been resolved. After years of political division and failure to address and solve real problems with honesty, candor, inclusiveness and objectivity, our nation stands at a crossroads. We should expect more of our leaders as well as more of ourselves. We can only hope that the third and final debate rises to a level worthy of the presidency of the greatest nation on earth.

not just towards women. He has expressed the same kind of crude disrespect for the disabled, prisoners of war, the Gold-Star parents of a fallen U.S. soldier, immigrants, Iowans who supported Ben Carson (“How stupid are the people of Iowa?�), Muslims, African-Americans and their neighborhoods (“war zones�), Hispanic Americans, Mexicans (“rapists� and “drug dealers�), small business owners (the many people he’s stiffed over the years), and all us fools who pay federal income taxes. And this partial list doesn’t even touch the many insults he hurled at his fellow-Republicans back during the Republican primaries. I suppose we shouldn’t really be all that surprised. After all, Trump’s history is one of relentless disrespect for large numbers of people and institutions, usually followed by nothing. No apology. No remorse. No contrition. Or in this case, followed by a totally non-apologetic “apology� and an absolute cop-out of an excuse in his assertion that his despicable words were “just locker room talk.� Boys, after all, will be boys – even at the age of 59! That “R� behind Donald Trump’s name on the ballot should not be determinative and it should not command blind, tribal obedience. This is indisputably true with regard to this year’s election cycle. Significant numbers of Republican politicians are finally trying to put distance between themselves and the man at the top of their ticket. It’s long past time for even lifelong Republican voters to do the same.



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Locker room or the upper room “Locker room banter” aside, many of us are gasping for fresh air in the stinking mire and muck of our current political hell. To quote St. Paul out of context, “O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Even this late in the game, millions of us would gladly welcome a viable third choice. Enter the Kingdom of God. We who claim to follow Christ Jesus may be sickened by current political events, but we possess a concrete, objective reason to remain hopeful. Our Lord displayed in his teachings and his actions that it is possible to live in another dimension while walking through this muddy world. The political world of his day was worse than ours. (Yes, it was.) But Jesus had

the power to walk through the vile, pornographic and threatening culture of Rome with a peace that passed all understanding. He brought healing to the sick, forgiveness to the sinner, hope to the hopeless. To the dismay of many of his followers, Jesus did not overthrow the political system of his day. He simply lived above it while walking through it. When on trial for his life, he calmly told Pilate that God, not Rome, was in control. Time has proven him right. His followers throughout history, in all kinds of horrid cultures and corrupt governmental systems have marched wounded, but ultimately victorious, to the beat of his invisible drum. History is His-story, and neither Hillary nor Donald


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can interfere with his rule in his kingdom. He remains the Omega as well as the Alpha, and all will be His in the end. He has the final glorious and positive word. All will be well. What we all long for is that day when our Lord’s prayer will be fully answered and his “kingdom will come on earth, as it is in heaven.” But for now, we are blessed to know that our God still reigns, that American politics cannot interfere with God’s ultimate plan for us as individuals. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the

The beauty of friendship I have been thinking lately about the significance and beauty of friendship. I am richly blessed at this time of life to have an abundance of close men friends. They range in age from 50 to 97. I am not talking about acquaintances, but friends who love you in spite of all your flaws and some undefined measurement of behavior. It is sad that some people may have only one friend of that kind. Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loves at all times.” If you have friends like that count yourself blessed. Proverbs 18:24 says, “…but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” That is true on two levels, one being a friend and the other Jesus. In John 15:12-13 Jesus gives a command, not a suggestion, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” In first Samuel we find the account of possibly the most profound friendship recorded in Scripture. The friendship of David and Jonathan. Two statements tell the story, “Whatever you say I will do for you,” and “Then Jonathan makes a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.” It is interesting that these exact words are found in Leviticus, Matthew, and James. This, I think is the bedrock of a true friendship. You


Jack Purcell are loved as the friend loves himself. So what are some of the characteristics of a really good friend? If you need them they come. If you stumble on the journey, they don’t judge, they come along side. They pray for your regularly. They can read your emotions because you have allowed them to know you. They stay in touch. They are not easily offended. You can probably think of many more. You might ask, how do I stack up in this regard? One has to be a friend to have friends. Friends rarely just happen. They are cultivated and worked at. Most anything important requires effort and friendship is no different. We have already determined that love is at the heart of friendship, so the familiar passage describing love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ties it all up in a nice bow. “Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins

of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end. Love never dies.” This Monday one of my cherished friends passed on to glory. He exemplified the model of friendship. Doug Hodo was a giant of a man, not in size but in character. He had been my friend for 44 years and my boss for almost 10 years as the president of Houston Baptist University. He will be missed in the Boerne community, where he continued to serve until the day he no longer could. May God bless his family.

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Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Yep. For some of us, there actually is a third choice. In these dark days, we may expect his light to shine brighter and brighter and as he is lifted up he will continue to draw all men unto himself – perhaps now more than ever. “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – Jesus, the Christ.

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for the safety, leadership, and unity for the BPD. The kids were reminded that BPD officers are local heroes and protectors and that all on the same team – Team Jesus, Team America and Team Boerne. AWANA is a Christian based club that meets on Wednesdays at FBC Boerne from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for children of all ages. The children, leaders and friends memorize scripture, participate in Bible-based lessons, have outdoor game time and performing service projects such as this one. To learn more about AWANA, visit children

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Calendar ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– UPCOMING EVENTS –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

OCTOBER 15 ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL by Tri-County Antique Tractor Pullers Assn. at the Ag Heritage Museum in Boerne, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $5, kids 12 and under free. or 210-383-4618.

OCTOBER 25 AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE, Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd. in Boerne. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. 830-249-8130.

JAMES BOND CASINO NIGHT to support Hill Country Family Services, Saturday, Oct. 15, Mercedes Benz of Boerne showroom, 6 to 10:30 p.m.,

OCTOBER 26 HOMETOWN HABITAT documentary, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Overlook at Menger Springs, 90-minute environmental, education documentary, limited seating. Email Rheda Boardman at npsotboerne@gmail. com.

HILL COUNTRY ARCHEOLOGICAL ASSN., 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos, Kerrville, open to the public, free. Demonstrations, speakers, artifact IDs, refreshments.

OCTOBER 29 HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION, Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 9 p.m., Muleshoe Farm, 306 Highway 27, Comfort. craft and food vendors, children’s activities, live music, craft demonstrations and storytelling, after dark owl walk. www. OCTOBER 29 SONGWRITERS AT THE RANCH to benefit Benedictine Ministries Saturday, Oct. 29, Crown Ridge Banquet Hall, 6909 Camp Bullis Rd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., barbecue dinner at 6 p.m. Advance tickets only, $75 each, call 830-816-8470, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

RANCH HERITAGE DAY at Hill Country State Natural Area, Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., exhibits, demonstrations, chuck wagons, camp cooking samples, free covered wagon rides, cowboy storytelling, guided trail ride, stargazing.

OCTOBER 27 KENDALL COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSN., Thursday, Oct. 27, District 20 Fall Conference, Cana Ballroom, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 202 W. Kronkosky St., Boerne. Registration at 9:30, event at 10 a.m. Lunch $20.

OCTOBER 29 & 30 TRAIN SHOW, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m, to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m., to 4 p.m, New Braunfels Civic Center, Seguin Ave., $8 adults, $2 children 5-13.

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 888816-8800. 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. ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, second and fourth Thursdays, 10 a.m. Kronkosky Place, Old San Antonio Rd. ANGELS ALL AROUND YOU Military Ministry, first Thursdays, Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne, 6 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 210493-7196 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., exchange of business referrals for men and women. or call 210-413-8229. BOERNE COMMUNITY THEATRE TEEN TROUPE meets second Tuesdays at 5 p.m at the theatre, 907 E. Blanco. Ages 13-19, 830-2499166, or visit 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

Wednesdays, Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club. FAMILY HISTORY PLACE, genealogical research center, 114 E. Blanco in Boerne, Mondays 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to_8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays and_Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; other times 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 210-734-1212 or 830-261-9363. FIRST FRIDAYS AT FIRST - First United Methodist Church of Boerne, once-a-month 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 SOCIETY of Kendall County, third Saturdays September to May, open to the public. 830-331-8730 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. 830-5374537 or GUADALUPE RIVER STATE PARK Saturday evening nature programs. discovery center: skulls & skins, geocaching, SAAA star party, horned toads, bats. Park entrance fee required. 830-438-2656 for details or facebook: Guadalupe River State Park-TPWD. GRIEFSHARE, nondenominational group, biblical teaching on grief and recovery, First Baptist Church, Boerne, Family Life Building, Wednesdays through April 23. 210-373-0258. HILL COUNTRY ANIMAL LEAGUE, MondaysThursdays, 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 830-981-2442 for information. HILL COUNTRY NEWCOMERS CLUB, second Mondays of the month, 10 a.m., St. Mark Presbyterian Family Life Center, 208 W.

com. 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. 830-816-8470. SENIOR LUNCH by Trinity Tea Time, every Wednesday at 11 a.m., RSVP, groups welcome, Fernbrook Estate, Exit 538 off I-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. 830-816-4512. SECOND SATURDAY, spotlighting art galleries of Boerne every second Saturday. SISTERS’ ATTIC THRIFT STORE, 316 W. Highland, open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations gladly accepted. Great finds at great prices! 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. TEXAS SHEEP-GOAT RAISERS AUXILIARY, first Mondays March, June, Aug & Oct. TEXAS OUTDOOR LIFE, faith-based organization for men with passion for outdoors, last Thursdays every month, 6:30

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ONGOING EVENTS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– House, 1100 Grand Blvd., Boerne. Individuals with low vision and family members. BOERNE SHRINE CLUB, 6 p.m., third Wednesdays, The Hungry Horse, 109 S. Saunders St., Boerne. For reservations: 830755-4485 or 830-249-2979. BOERNE SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB, Tuesday mornings, 7 a.m., Hungry Horse Restaurant, 109 S. Saunders St. BRITISH HERITAGE ASSOCIATION meets every second Wednesday at the Madison Estates, fifth 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. 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. CENTERING PRAYER SPIRITUALITY GROUP, First United Methodist Church, 205 James St., Boerne, Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7 p.m. small chapel off main sanctuary. 830-249-2565 for information. CHICKTIME, second Saturdays, volunteering time at Meadowlands, 121 Old San Antonio Rd. Boerne. 830-446-2717 or www.Chicktime. com. COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE, TEX HILL WING, meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday, at Hondo Municipal Airport in Hondo. 830669-2100 or 210-698-2054. DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, George W. Kendall Chapter, NSDAR, 10 a.m., second Saturday most months September through May. 830-324-6691. DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, Joshua D. Brown Chapter, fourth Mondays September thru April, 10 a.m. Chapel of Trinity Baptist Church, Kerrville. 830-895-0788. DEMOCRATS OF KENDALL COUNTY, first Thursdays except July and August, 7 p.m. in the Patrick Heath Library. 837-537-3967 or DIABETES 360 CLASSES, Boerne YMCA, first and third Tuesdays, 5 p.m., sponsored by YMCA and American Diabetes Association. Twice a month seminars. DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP for women. First Baptist Church. Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m., FAIR OAKS RANCH ROTARY, noon

Bandera, or visit HILL COUNTRY WOMEN IN BUSINESS, active women business owners, meet the second Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Kronkowsky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Road. 210-382-9375 and 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 www.honeycreekfriends. org or call 830-438-2656. Park entrance fee required. Donations to the Friends Group are appreciated. HILLS OF TEXAS PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP, second Tuesday, 1 p.m., Kronkosky Place. 210-710-2521. 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 830-816-8470. Kendall County Area Democratic Women (KCADW), second Thursdays, 10a.m. Omega Retreat Center, room 6, 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 830755-2387. or visit KC REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB, second Tuesdays, Kronkosky Place, 11:30 a.m., reservations 210-413-0542 and KENDALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CLUB, Kronkosky Place, 6 p.m., third Tuesdays of January, March, May, September, November and December. 210-394-3937, kcrctexas@ or visit 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.blogspot.

p.m., Boerne Civic Center, 820 Adler; free dinner and guest speaker. TEXAS SATSANG SOCIETY discussion. third Thursdays, from the book by Harold Kemp, “Spiritual Wisdom on Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel,” 7 to 8 p.m., Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main Street in Boerne. 830249-8277 or THREADS OF LOVE, non-profit organization provides items for premature infants in hospital care, Wednesdays, 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. Kronkonsky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Rd, Boerne. 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., Kronkosky Place, 17 Old San Antonio Road, Boerne. or www. 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 830-2492527. 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 except June, July and August, 2 p.m., Boerne Hill Country YMCA. 830-2490828 or visit YOUNG AND RESTLESS, Christian fellowship for 20- and 30-somethings, married or single, meets monthly for fellowship, outreach and good time. 830-249-3228 or visit www. YOUNG MARRIEDS GROUP for couples in their 20s, First Baptist Church, Sundays at 9:50 a.m.





Happy Hen Treats ... Boerne’s Randall Burkey Co. takes

on new name, new identity to meet emerging ‘chicken-as-pet’ market BY ELENA TUCKER

â– Staff Writer

Boerne’s Randall Burkey company started out in Boerne in 1947, “supplying everything you could want or need for your chickens,� according to the company’s outdated website. These days, described by current vice-president Byron Parker as “mostly utilitarian,� Randall Burkey is transitioning to the name of Happy Hen Treats, a playful, chickens-as-pets concept credited to Parker’s little girl, Kassidi. In 2010, while visiting a pet store, Kassidi wanted to buy her hen Bailey a treat. However, chicken “snacks� didn’t exist at the time, Parker said. Nonetheless, his daughter’s persistence in wanting to indulge Bailey prompted Parker to experiment with something of a Randall Burkey marketing shift. “I just took a bag of mealworms and put it online,� Parker said, “and there was a great response.� That reaction on the part of consumers has resulted in an altogether different and significant direction for Randall Burkey. Not only has the company changed its name to Happy Hen Treats, but it has tapped into the large backyard chicken movement, in which hens – rather than being relegated to poultry facilities or farms – live in urban or suburban yards. Although no data is readily available, online estimates range anywhere from tens of thousands of hen-owning households to millions. To judge by Happy Hen Treats math (in the mealworm category alone) hens-as-pets numbers are staggering. With the company importing as many

“I just took a bag of mealworms and put it online,� Parker said, “and there was a great response.� – Byron Parker Randall Burkey vice president as 100 tons of mealworms every four weeks at an estimated 1,000 mealworms per ounce, it can be deduced that more than three billion crispy, fun-sized chicken snacks are being pecked up on a monthly basis. “We’ve actually closed the Randall Burkey catalogue company,� Parker said. “Something had to give, and Happy Hen Treats was actually bigger.� According to Parker, at its peak Randall Burkey mailed out 200,000 catalogues annually. “We sold other company’s products through our catalog� with as many as 20 telephone operators to handle orders at highseason times. The company would ship out 100 to 200 packages each day to people who had a small backyard flock.� By comparison, Happy Hen Treats now sends out “full truckloads of our own products to major retailers,� Parker said. One of the new-butold company’s account managers, Edward Gates, said that the transformation has evolved from “just a handful of customers willing to bring on a strange new product� to now being in “nearly 2,000 retail stores nationwide.� Particular gratitude is expressed by Parker toward Peyton Turk of Red Crest pet store on Boerne’s north Main Street. “Early on, Peyton was extremely helpful in letting us test products in his store,� Parker said, “and it was very encouraging to see that people would buy this type

Guard against ID theft In 2015 alone, more than 13 million Americans were victimized by identity theft, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. What can you do to guard your identity and protect yourself from potential financial losses? Here are some ideas to consider: • Review your statements. Closely review the monthly statements from your checking and other financial accounts. If you find any unfamiliar charges, contact your bank or other financial services provider immediately. • Order your credit reports. The three credit reporting agencies – TransUnion, Equifax and Experian – are each required by law to provide you one free credit report a year. Make sure your name, address and other information are correct on your credit report, and if you find old or inaccurate information, have it removed. • Place a fraud alert. If you suspect you have become a victim of Identity theft, place a “fraud alertâ€? on your credit reports by contacting any of the three credit reporting agencies. You can choose a shortterm or long-term alert. And if you’re an active member of the military, you can request a special, one-year alert. • Feed your shredder. Shred all old bank and investment statements, applications for new credit cards and any other documents that contain personal information. • Destroy digital data. If you have a variety of financial accounts, you’re not just creating a paper trail – you’re also establishing a digital “footprint.â€? So, when you sell or otherwise dispose of a computer system or hard drive, you may want to take steps to destroy personal data. You might think that simply deleting it would be sufficient, but techsavvy identity thieves can “undeleteâ€? files or recover information from a formatted drive. However, products are available that allow you to completely wipe out data on


of product in pet stores.� These days, the product can also be purchased at giants such as PetSmart. As well, Happy Hen Treats stocks almost two dozen different products at Tractor Supply - a growing corporation that recently nominated the Boerne company for its “Top Vendor� award. Kassidi is no longer a little kid, rather she’s a Boerne Middle School South student who responds with a wry face when teased about being responsible for all of these changes within her father’s company. Parker doesn’t take much of the credit either. He was a personal trainer, he said, when he began working parttime in the Randall Burkey warehouse. From there he’s made his way up, had good mentoring, and has also enjoyed the good fortune to “not know any better� with regard to what might or might not be possible within his particular industry. These days Parker travels all over the world, overseeing mealworm farming, working with researchers who have interest in feeding the earth’s growing population and helping to manage a sales force that must visit up to 40 trade shows every year. Mostly though, Parker said, he’s focused on “ not losing sight of what’s working and where we’ve grown.� He’s committed to getting Happy Hen Treats out there, delighting backyard chickens and their little girl pals everywhere.

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BOERNE JPOLICE DEPARTMENT October 5 3:22 a.m., 200 Azalea – A repo man alerted police he was taking a vehicle. 8:22 a.m., 200 James – A bicycle was found abandoned at a church. 9:42 a.m., 400 W. Bandera – A caller was concerned about two teens sitting near a fastfood shop, but an officer couldn’t find them. 11:17 a.m., 100 Menger Springs – ER staffers asked police to check out an erratic acting man in the parking lot. 3:38 p.m., 100 Menger Springs – The white Ferrari a caller said was driving too fast and recklessly couldn’t be found. 5:29 p.m., 1300 S. Main – A woman complained her ex was harassing her at work and seemed to be “stoned.” 6:27 p.m., 700 Rosewood – No one was injured when a car side-swiped a parked truck. 6:35 p.m., 900 N. Main – The driver of a burgundy pickup that a caller thought was drunk was stopped and found to be sober. 6:48 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio – A runaway girl from a youth home was found and returned to the campus. 7:13 p.m., 300 River – After a woman complained her drunk sister was arguing and threatening the family, an officer arrested her for public intoxication. 7:25 p.m., 1200 S. Main – Police settled a ruckus between neighbors at an apartment complex. 7:36 p.m., 100 Menger Springs – An officer drove a woman from the ER to the women’s shelter. 8:18 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio – A ‘tween boy ran away from a youth home. 11:01 p.m., 1000 Diamond – The man a caller said was walking around the apartment complex, but she had never seen before was identified as a resident. 11:04 p.m., 800 N. Main – The elderly woman who had been sitting outside a store for a while was arrested for public intoxication. 11:16 p.m., 100 Menger Springs –An officer issued an emergency detention order for an ER patient and drove him to a San Antonio hospital. Officers also made 15 traffic stops, assisted the public twice, did a welfare check once and handled 16 security checks and one false alarm. October 6 1:36 a.m., 100 W. Evergreen – When an officer found the two woman a caller said knocked on her door asking for a car jack, he wound up arresting the older of the two on five Bandera County warrants. 3:21 a.m., 300 S. Esser – An animal control officer asked police to be on hand while a dog owner picked up his pet from the shelter. 4:26 a.m., 1600 River – A tow truck driver alerted police he was hauling off a vehicle taking up two parking spaces. 4:52 a.m., 1300 S. Main – Store security reported a man had ripped the security device from a cell phone and was charged with criminal mischief. 9:55 a.m., 100 Medical – Mischief-makers covered two vehicles with whipped cream and glitter. 10:15 a.m., 200 Oak Park – A mandiscovered his truck was sprayed with whipped cream overnight. 11:07 a.m., 100 S. Main – Only the vehicles were injured when a Toyota backed into an Audi. 11:35 a.m., 200 S. Main – No one was injured when a Sorrento and a pickup collided. 12:41 p.m., 200 W. Hampton Run – A man asked police do a drive-by to make their presence known to three people doing yard work across the street. 12:46 p.m., 1300 S. Main – A man threw a yelling fit and cursed the manager of an oil change shop when they locked his keys in his vehicle. 12:53 p.m., I-10 mile marker 542 – Police couldn’t find the reckless motorcycle rider who was reported being reckless and narrowly missing the caller. 1:45 p.m., 100 City Park – No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash. 4:06 p.m., 1300 S. Main – A woman hassling customers at a store entrance was given a criminal trespass warning. 4:12 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio – A runaway juvenile from a youth home was found and returned to campus. 4:27 p.m., 1300 S. Main – No one was injured in a parking lot fender-bender at a gas station. 5:05 p.m., 500 W. Bandera – A stalled SUV on the bridge was gone when an officer arrived. 4:13 p.m., 300 River – A woman complained she got a strange phone call that sounded like someone talking after a visit to a dentist. 6:25 p.m., 100 Crosspoint – A repo-man said he was taking a car. 7:15 p.m., 100 Whisper Way – EMS was called to treat two men who got into a slugfest. 7:27 p.m., 200 Johns Rd. – A caller said her son saw a clown walking along the street, but an officer couldn’t find the funnyman. 9:18 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio – A person went to the police station to report a sexual assault a year ago. Officers also made 39 traffic stops, assisted another law enforcement agency once and the public twice, investigated two abandoned vehicles and handled seven security checks, four false alarms and one civil matter. October 7 12:48 a.m., 100 N. Main – A caller reported his neighbor rode off on his bicycle and had drugs, but police couldn’t find the fellow. 1:17 a.m., 600 N. Main – An officer stopped to check on a vehicle parked behind a bank and found it belonged to an employee sleeping on the second floor. 1:19 a.m., 1500 S. Main- When an officer checked on another suspicious vehicle, he wound up arresting a man. 7:29 a.m., Greyhound Lane – Police were called to the high school after vague threats were received. 8:32 a.m., 400 W. Bandera – A woman reported she was rear-ended by a woman in a small blue sedan that drove off. 10:49 a.m., 200 Johns Rd. – After a phone was reported taken from a student’s backpack by a fellow student, the phone was found in the other’s locker. 11:25 p.m., 200 S. Main – A repo man reported he was taking a vehicle.

12:05 p.m., 100 Market – An officer assisted EMS after a man was run over by an excavator. He was airlifted to an SA hospital. 2:42 p.m., 500 S. Main – Police couldn’t find the bike-riding juve two callers felt was in danger riding down an embankment. 2:43 p.m., 31200 I-10 – A caller trying to get an outside line was the cause of two 911 hang-up calls. 3:13 p.m., 200 N. Main – One man was arrested when an officer checked on a suspicious person. 3:52 p.m., Cascade Caverns – An officer couldn’t find the mother a caller said was slapping and hitting a child in the face. 4:40 p.m., I-10 mile marker 540 – A woman reported a driver in a silver Town Car tried to run her off the road. 4:42 p.m., 1500 River – Traffic was running smoothly where a caller complained several vehicles went straight through the light from the right turn lane. 5:08 p.m., Herff & River – EMS was called to treat a motorcyclist who was rear-ended. 6:21 p.m., Frey & Bandera – No one was injured when a Suburban and a Buick collided. 6:27 p.m., 300 N. Plant – A caller complained a man was shooting arrows from the street into his backyard, but the archer wasn’t found. 6:31 p.m., Rosewood & Esser – A woman complained about the written warning her grandson had gotten for a broken taillight. 7:10 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio – A juvenile ran away from a youth home, but she wasn’t found. 7:12 p.m., Fischer & Vaughn – Police couldn’t find the man a caller reported was walking down into a drainage ditch. 7:39 p.m., 100 N. Stonegate – Another runaway from a youth home was reported, but this time she was found and taken back. 9:54 p.m., 1200 S. Main – A mother complained her daughter attacked her and tried to break the windows. 10:22 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio – A teen runaway from a youth home returned before an officer arrived. Officers also made 73 traffic stops, assisted other law enforcement agencies twice and the public four times and handled 15 security checks, six false alarms and two animal calls. October 8 8:53 a.m., 1600 River - A caller complained about loud music from a Camry in the drivethru, but the vehicle wasn’t found. 9:52 a.m., 100 City Park Rd. - A caller complained aobut multiple vehicles blocking the entrance to the soccer fields. 10:08 a.m., 200 Katie Court - A woman was distressed after finding a handwritten note on their doormat saying, “You’ve been clowned.” 10:09 a.m., 100 Brunswick - Someone pulled down a wall-mounted flag pole overnight. 10:16 a.m., James & Pecan - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash. 10:23 a.m., 100 Birdsong - A man found a box cutter on the seat of his wife’s call and cigarette butts and a Monster can on top of his trash. 10:34 a.m., 1000 N. Main - A woman complained about road closures. 11:16 a.m., 700 River - A cyclist turned in a wallet he found on the street and police returned it to its owner. 12:08 p.m., 100 W. Bandera - A caller complained someone had taken a GOP sign from his business window. 1:11 p.m., 100 Fall Springs - Someone struck a woman’s parked vehicle. 3:27 p.m., Blanco & Medical - Police couldn’t find the speeding black Lexus a caller said had an older man at the wheel. 3:38 p.m., 600 Oak Park - A caller reported people were arguing in a garage, but the argument was over when police arrived. 3:58 p.m., 600 W. Bandera - No one was injured in a minor crash. 4:34 p.m., Schweppe & Oak Park - Three ‘tween boys were reported hanging out at a building that was recently graffitied, but they apparently rode away on their bicycles before officers arrived. 4:38 p.m., 200 E. San Antonio - A theft was reported. 5:11 p.m., 200 Jordan Place - Another resident found a “you’ve been clowned” not on her doormat. 7:51 p.m., 1000 Diamond - A caller complained another woman was harassing her and causing a disturbance. 10:15 p.m., 300 Bentwood - A woman asked for extra patrols because of heavy traffic in the area, a light she sees where homeless people have been known to stay and her fear of the recent “clown” issues. Police also made 55 traffic stops, assisted the public once, checked an abandoned vehicle and handled 21 security checks, one welfare check, two animal calls and one false alarm. October 9 12:51 a.m., 400 W. Bandera - After an officer saw a suspicious seeming man, he arrested him for public intoxication. 1:23 a.m., 100 Medical - Police couldn’t find the man a caller said knocked on her door. 4:27 a.m., 800 Johns Rd. - Officers found that the strange man knocking on a woman’s door and looking into her windows had the wrong apartment. But his clothes were torn, his lip bloody and he was talking incoherently so he was taken to the ER. 7:36 a.m., City Lake - The arm of the gate to the city lake was damaged. 8:55 a.m., 100 Menger Springs - A vehicle crashed into a telephone box and damaged a transformer. 1:26 p.m., 400 W. Bandera - A man reported another driver fled after a minor parking lot fender-bender. 1:44 p.m., Main & Bandera - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash. 2:14 p.m., 1300 S. Main - An officer escorted a woman to the local shelter. 3:46 p.m., 500 W. San Antonio - A repo man alerted officials he was taking a vehicle. 4:17 p.m., 100 W. San Antonio - A food vendor flagged down an officer to give him food to donate to a charity. 5:16 p.m., 1000 Diamond - A caller said a woman used her keys to enter his apartment and took stuff that didn’t belong to her. 5:28 p.m., 31700 I-10 - A woman reported a disturbance with her ex-husband. 5:35 p.m., 100 S. Main - No one was injured in a parking lot fender-bender. 6:09 p.m., 1200 S. Main - A woman complained her landlord was trying to evict her while she was in the hospital. 10:49 p.m., 800 Johns - A woman reported someone went into her apartment and stole her medication. 11:17 p.m., 400 E. Blanco - A caller reported a driver hit a trashcan and almost hit a parked car, then sped off. Officers also made 29 traffic stops, assisted an EMS crew once and handled one false alarms and 15 security checks. October 10 1:25 a.m., I-10 mile marker 538 - During a traffic stop, one man was arrested. 6:23 a.m., 400 Hampton Cove - A man who lost his car keys at work after learning he was supposed to be off asked police to go wake his son up and tell him to call about getting him some keys. 7:15 a.m., 100 Enterprise - A caller complained a contractor was pumping water out of a hydrant.

11:54 a.m., 100 Old San Antonio - A cyclist turned over IDS and credit cards he found on the road. 12:06 p.m., 400 W. Bandera - No one was injured when a Lexus and a Ford truck collided. 1:05 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio - A woman who had reported her passport stolen called back to say it wasn’t. 1:27 p.m., 1300 S. Main - After a caller reported someone had left two dogs in a vehicle, an officer explained to the pups owner the dangers of leaving pets in a vehicle, but she said, “Just write me a ticket.” He did. 2:39 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio - A youth home resident reported a past assault by another resident. 3:03 p.m., 1500 S. Main - Police couldn’t find the silver Nissan sports car a caller said was all over the road. 3:12 p.m., 31700 I-10 - A man said he and his ex-wife had gotten into a verbal spat last night. 3:14 p.m., 1200 S. Main - A shopper discovered someone had struck his vehicle while he was in the store. 3:16 p.m., 300 S. Plant - A woman said she took a toddler she found in the street to an apartment where he said he lived, but no one was home so she left him with a neighbor. 6:30 p.m., 500 Fabra - A woman said her mother verbally abused her. 6:53 p.m., 100 Menger Springs - An officer gave a woman a ride to the women’s shelter. 6:56 p.m., 35100 I-10 - A motel clerk said a drunk man was leaving to drive to San Antonio, but police couldn’t find him. 7:02 p.m., 31800 I-10 - A man complained about fraudulent activity at a dealership. 7:55 p.m., 700 River - A woman complained her child’s father was refusing to leave her apartment and was being abusive. Dad explained he wanted to be on hand when their daughter met with juvenile probation in the morning. 8:20 p.m., 700 Rosewood - After a man reported a couple were having a yelling argument and his kids cannot play outside because of the goings-on, a deputy checked things out and arrested a woman. 8:24 p.m., 100 Becker - A caller said a friend was having problems with two men and one woman who refused to leave her property. 8:35 p.m., 400 W. Bandera - Police couldn’t find the transient a caller said was drinking alcohol and loitering around a store. 8:57 p.m., 400 E. Hosack - An officer couldn’t find the injured deer a caller reported. 11:14 p.m., 800 River - A woman said someone stole her money. Officers also made 20 traffic stops, assisted other law enforcement agencies twice and the public three times and handled 15 security checks, one animal call and five false alarms. KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT October 5 12:22 a.m., I-10 mile marker 533 - During a traffic stop, one man was arrested. 8:39 a.m., 300 E. Hwy. 46 - An excited caller reported a yellow lab was in the highway chasing cars, forcing him and another vehicle to stop to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately where he said he was wasn’t where the cell tower pinged. 9 a.m., Mattick Lane - A man found a dead deer on his driveway. 9:16 a.m., 200 E. San Antonio - A man was arrested at the courthouse. 9:38 a.m., 200 E. San Antonio Another man was arrested at the courthouse. 11:05 a.m., Someday Dr. - Another injured deer was found on a driveway. 12:02 p.m., 200 E. San Antonio - And yet another man was arrested at the courthouse. 12:32 p.m., 200 Seventh St. - A woman was concerned about a dog she saw with no food or water and was tangled up in his chain. 1:13 p.m., N. Hwy. 87 - No one was injured in a rear-end collision, but at least the driver would have emergency help at hand since his Scion was in front of the ambulance that hit him. 1:32 p.m., Staudt St. - An anonymous caller was concerned about an Instagram post claiming frightening clowns would be in Comfort that night. 1:44 p.m., 800 N. Pleasant Valley - A road & bridge worker reported there were asses running the road, then they ran off the road, but unfortunately that property wasn’t fenced and the five donkeys would probably be right back out. 1:59 p.m., 300 E. Hwy. 46 - A deputy finally caught up with the speeding small white Ford a caller complained was tailgating him and almost ran him off the road. 2:23 p.m., 100 Shady Ridge - A 911 hang-up call was traced to the pocket of a guy who had butt-dialed the emergency number. 2:35 p.m., 400 N. Hwy. 87 - A dozen or so goats and their caretaker donkey were on the edge of the road. 3:55 p.m., I-10 mile marker 524 - When deputies found the unconscious fellow a caller reported seeing under the twin bridges, he woke up, explained he was just napping and headed on down the road. 4:32 p.m., 400 Los Indios Ranch Road - A mother reported her daughter attacked her and was pushing and punching, but declined EMS help. 5:13 p.m., 100 Yucca, Comfort - A repo man reported he was taking a vehicle. 5:53 p.m., 31200 I-10 - A car shop employee reported finding a gun in a vehicle. 6:33 p.m., 200 Edge Falls Rd. - A silver BMW slid off the road and was blocking both lanes of traffic. 7:22 p.m., I-10 mile marker 535 - Deputies couldn’t find the drunk woman driving a Ford 150 and swerving all over the road. 8:12 p.m., Main & Fourth, Comfort - During a traffic stop, two men were arrested. 8:50 p.m., I-10 mile marker 534 - Deputies couldn’t find the speeding, swerving Crown Vic a caller said was a danger on the road. 9:22 p.m., E. Tapatio Dr. - A man and woman reported having a physical fight in a parking lot were calmed when deputies arrived. 9:50 p.m., 900 Adler - A caller said she saw a man had jumped a fence into a storage area. 10:12 p.m., 100 Woodland Blvd. - A man reported hearing gunshots, but deputies found nothing amiss. Deputies also made 34 traffic stops, assisted the public six times and an EMS crew once, investigated a 911 hang-up call and a suspicious person and handled 10 security checks, three false alarms, four animal calls and one civil matter. October 6 1:19 a.m., I-10 mile marker 537 - Deputies couldn’t find the 18-wheeler a caller said was weaving and straddling both lanes. 3:58 a.m., 41000 I-10 - A deputy found a vehicle missing a tire and facing the wrong way on the highway, but there was no one around it, so a tow truck was called. 8:20 a.m., 300 FM 473 - One of a pack of cyclists appeared to be injured. 9:32 a.m., I-10 mile marker 540 - A trooper found an abandoned trailer with no tires, license plate or VIN plate. 9:42 a.m., N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - No one was injured when a motorhome and an 18-wheeler collided at a truck stop. 10:05 p.m., 100 Waring Knoll Dr. - The owner of an abandoned vehicle agreed to move it so road & bridge workers could chip-seal the road. 10:10 a.m., 100 Deer Trail - A dead fawn was

found near a ditch. 10:57 a.m., 100 River Ranch Rd. - When a deputy found a reported suspicious vehicle, he learned it was a septic system serviceman looking for the right address. 1:11 p.m., I-10 mile maker 544 - No one was injured when a couple of trucks crashed. 2:32 p.m., I-10 mile marker 522 - After a caller reported a swerving 18-wheel flatbed truck, a deputy found several, but all were driving safely. 2:53 p.m., Staudt St. - A man reported a theft. 3:05 p.m., 300 Idlewilde, Comfort - After a caller wanted a restraining order against her grandson, a deputy explained how to contact a JP about evicting him. 3:16 p.m., 800 North Creek Rd. - A man found a dead deer in front of a driveway. 3:50 p.m., 600 FM 474 - A tractor was abandoned in front of the caller’s house. 4:17 p.m., 100 S. Wagon Wheel - Deputies assisted EMS and fire fighters after a caller complained someone was burning and smoking out the whole neighborhood with ashes falling on nearby businesses. 6:07 p.m., Staudt St. - A father complained his ex-wife was violating a child custody agreement and refusing to turn his children over to him. 7:37 p.m., 300 FM 1376 - A woman reported her husband and her son were involved in a fist fight. 8:54 p.m., 400 Broadway, Comfort - Deputies couldn’t find the 30 kids with baseball bats a caller said went into the park. 10:23 p.m., 100 Jacob Dr. - A mother was concerned about threats involving clowns making the rounds of the Internet and wanted to know if she should pull her kids out of school. A deputy assured her there was no problem and to contact the school with any questions. 10:34 p.m., 100 Red Bird Lane - A caller wanted her drunk boyfriend removed from the house, but he was gone when deputies arrived. 11:45 p.m., 500 W. Hwy. 46 - A deputy hauled a dead deer off the roadway and 5 minutes later pulled another one off about a mile down the road. Deputies also made 21 traffic stops, investigated three suspicious vehicles and one suspicious person, assisted the public 10 times and other law enforcement agencies twice, served one warrant and handled five animal calls, five security checks, two false alarms and one civil matter. October 7 1:36 a.m., 600 Main, Comfort - During a traffic stop one person was arrested for DWI. 6:41 a.m., FM 1376 & Walnut Grove - A deputy directed traffic while a wrecker driver removed a white Chevy truck parked on the white line. 11:07 a.m., 300 FM 3351 - A man reported his cell phone charger was lost around a construction site. 12:03 p.m., I-10 mile marker 545 - Bexar officials warned a reckless, speeding Mitsubishi with a toddler in the backseat was headed towards Kendall County. 3:26 p.m., 100 Cedar Place - A deputy had a heart-to-heart talk with a couple of young girls who dialed 911 and hung-up. 3:59 p.m., Hwy. 87 & rest area - Deputies caught up with the F-250 Gillespie officials were looking for after it was involved in a hit & run wreck. 4:06 p.m., 1000 FM 474 - A man found a bat on his porch and didn’t know if his outside cats brought it up there. 4:22 p.m., 100 W. Hwy. 46 - A man reported being threatened by a client. 6:06 p.m., 500 Sunflower, Comfort - A mother asked for help with child-custody issues she was having with her ex-husband. 6:23 p.m., 200 Sparkling Springs - A man was ticked off about neighbors speeding in the area. 6:39 p.m., Sattler Rd. & FM 473 - The county judge agreed to track down the owner of about a dozen gallivanting goats that were penned up. 11:59 p.m., 300 Sunflower, Comfort - A caller complained about the overly loud bass music coming from a neighboring property, but a deputy heard nothing too loud. Deputies also made 42 traffic stops, investigated three suspicious vehicles and two suspicious people, assisted other law enforcement agenciees twice and the public five times and handled five false alarms, seven animal calls, seven civil matters and two security checks. October 8 4:21 a.m., 400 FM 474- After a mother reported her teen daughter was beaten up by her ex-boyfriend, the fellow was arrested for assault. 9:39 a.m., Zinfandel, Comfort - A theft was reported. 11:47 a.m., 300 Idlewilde, Comfort - A woman reported her grandson tried to leave with a box of his belongings, then left without his stuff, but deputies couldn’t find the young man. 1:27 p.m., Hwy. 46 & Joe Klar Rd. - EMS was called to treat one person injured in a twovehicle wreck, but the person was airlifted to University Hospital 4:39 p.m., 100 Fourth St., Comfort - Deputies couldn’t find the white Ford truck a call said was driving on the wrong side of the road, passing on right and left and almost caused a five-car pile-up. 5:49 p.m., I-10 mile marker 535 - A report of an 18-wheeler with the driver either falling asleep or drunk was passed on to Bexar officials when deputies couldn’t catch up. 6:18 p.m., I-10 mile marker 527 - The weav-

ing black Mazda a caller reported wasn’t found. 6:49 p.m., Upper Cibolo Creek Rd. - A deputy had the loud music a caller complained about turned down. 7:16 p.m., 500 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd. - Five young trespassers a caller reported left before a deputy arrived. 7:54 p.m., 1100 N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - A reported weaving Chevy truck wasn’t found. 11:06 p.m., Green Cedar Rd. - A man reported someone was posting nude photos of his toddler granddaughter on FaceBook, but a deputy determined they weren’t nude or vulgar. 11:11 p.m., Old Fredericksburg & Kendall Pkwy. - No one was injured when a car and a deer collided. 11:41 p.m., 200 Walnut Grove Rd. - A caller complained a group of teenagers were looking into several mailboxes and took her Halloween decorations before leaving in a golf cart. 11:56 p.m., 400 Comfort Place - A caller said the music she complained about was turned down as deputies arrived in the area. Deputies also made 58 traffic stops, investigated three suspicious vehicles, assisted the public three times and handled four false alarms, three animal calls and two security checks. October 9 12:27 a.m., 31100 I-10 - A man said that bunch of strangers jumped him and his friend and fled. 2:57 a.m., N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - A caller said the driver of a tanker truck had a baseball bat tried to hit him at a truck stop and kept taunting him with curse words. 12:40 p.m., 1200 FM 1376 - EMS was called for victims of a two-vehicle wreck. 12:44 p.m., 200 White Oak Trail - A caller complained about a contractor. 2:38 p.m., FM 473 & FM 474 - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash. 3:51 p.m., I-10 mile marker 531 - A caller feared a Mercedes pulling a Camaro with a tie strap was going to cause a wreck. 7:23 p.m., N. River Bend, Comfort - A woman who complained about someone flying a drone over her property was told to call if she spotted the operator and not to shoot the drone down. 8:23 p.m., N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - A woman wanted to talk to a supervisor about deputies spreading rumors about her. 9:02 p.m., 8800 FM 1376 - A caller reported a silver Truck and a blue Fiat were racing and almost ran him off the road, but deputies couldn’t catch up and alerted Gillespie deputies the racers were heading their way. 9:15 p.m., 100 Oak Acres Lane - A woman said she had learned an employee had embezzled about $20,000 from her. 9:31 p.m., 1100 N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - Deputies caught up with the woman in a red Mini Cooper a caller said was weaving, tailgating and might be drunk or using her cell phone. They advised the sober woman about safe driving practices. 10:26 p.m., 100 Doeskin Dr. - A father asked a deputy to talk to his teen son who had pushed him after dad threatened to take away his computer. After a short talk, son and dad hugged and all was well with the world. 10:47 p.m., Herff & Old San Antonio The suspicious vehicle parked near a construction site that a deputy checked on belonged to a man who was re-homing a juvenile ‘possum. Deputies also made 42 traffic stops, assisted the public four times, investigated two suspicious people and handled one civil matter, one false alarm, two security checks and one animal call. October 10 1:10 a.m., I-10 mile marker 523 - EMS was called to check out three young children in a GMC truck that hit a deer. 1:50 a.m., 400 FM 474 - After a landlord reported his tenants were playing loud music and there was underage drinking going on, the kids scattered when deputies arrived, but they caught the slowest 17-year-old and called his mother. 6:32 a.m., 200 FM 474 - A woman was alarmed by a text message her ex-husband sent and asked deputies to be sure he wasn’t waiting on her route to work. 6:56 a.m., N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - EMS was called to treat a man injured in a one-vehicle crash. 7:54 a.m., N. Hwy. 87, Comfort - A woman complained again that deputies were talking about her to a truck stop clerk. 9:40 a.m., 700 Front St. - A woman complained about a lot of stuff illegally dumped. 10:53 a.m., I-10 mile marker 524 - Deputies assisted DPS in pursuit of a Civic going over 100 mph who rammed the trooper’s vehicle. When deputies deployed spikes, the driver managed to avoid them, but crashed into a ditch. All four people in the car were arrested and deputies went back along the chase route to find a black bag someone threw out, locating a gun holster. 1:43 p.m., Staudt St. - A youngster learned about right and wrong from a deputy after his mother reported he was taking things. 3:06 p.m., I-10 mile marker 527 - After a driver tried to move into the caller’s lane, she honked her horn and the other driver ran off the road. 3:46 p.m., 300 Spanish Pass - Several callers reported finding mailboxes open and mail on the road. 5:32 p.m., 800 Clubs Dr. - The driver of a truck carrying porta-potties destroyed the caller’s landscaping. 6:09 p.m., 1000 S. Hwy. 87, Comfort - A

metal cage fell off a truck and whacked another vehicle. 6:46 p.m., High St., Comfort - Another caller reported his mailbox had been tampered with and mail stolen. 6:52 p.m., 600 W. Hwy. 46 - Bandera officials reported the person shooting a gun out a window was heading towards Boerne, but he wasn’t found. 8:06 p.m., High St., Comfort - Another caller reported stolen mail. 8:58 p.m., 200 Joey Dr. - A woman needed help when her ‘tween son was trashing the house. 8:58 p.m., Spanish Pass & I-10 - More mailboxes were found open and empty. 10:31 p.m, 100 N. Walnut Way - EMS was called to treat a man who was hit in the face and cut with something metal and three other people who were assaulted, but they decided to drive themselves to the ER. A deputy found them speeding to Boerne and had them wait for EMS. 10:46 p.m., I-10 mile marker 520 - A woman reported the driver of a speeding Scion had pointed a gun at her as she passed, then began brake-checking her. Deputies also made nine traffic stops, assisted EMS twice, another law enforcement agency once and the public once, investigated one suspicious person and handled nine security checks, three false alarms, one civil matter and three animal calls. FAIR OAKS RANCH POLICE DEPARTMENT October 5 12:51 a.m., 7300 Scintilla Lane – An officer could not locate the persons the caller said were playing ding-dong-ditch. 10:47 p.m., 8700 Rolling Acres Trail –An officer could not find where the gunshots were coming from after a caller said they heard someone shooting in the area. Officers also responded to one deer call, two animal calls, one false alarm, assisted the public once and assisted an ambulance crew once. October 6 8:06 a.m., 8300 Damascus Drive – A man said he noticed $8,000 worth of fraudulent purchases had been made in Georgia. 8:35 a.m., 31000 Scarteen – An officer found a tree trimmer abiding by the city ordinance after a caller said he was not treating the “cut.” 2:51 p.m., Ralph Fair Road & Dietz Elkhorn – As an officer patrolled the school zone for speeders, he heard what turned out to be a two vehicle crash. 2:57 p.m., 7900 Fair Oaks Parkway – An officer assisted a caller whose phone was stolen from the fitness center. 5:41 p.m., 7900 Sendero Ridge – An officer advised a magazine salesman that he needed a permit to go door to door. 6:12 p.m., 8000 Pimlico Lane – An officer asked a magazine salesman to leave after he discovered the man did not have a permit. Officers also responded to one deer call and assisted the public once. October 7 10:33 a.m., 7200 Dietz Elkhorn – An officer informed a man that he would need a tow truck to get his dad’s truck out of the mud. Officers also responded to one deer call, three false alarms and assisted the public once. October 8 1:53 p.m., 28100 Ralph Fair Road – A speeder was charged with going 71 mph in a 55 zone, having no driver’s license and no insurance. 7:56 p.m., Royal Ascot & Triple Crown – An officer gave a man a ride home after he found him walking with a bat and smelling of alcohol. Officers also assisted the public twice and assisted ambulance crews once. October 9 12:51 p.m., 28600 Whirlaway Circle – A caller asked if the officer who drove him home the evening before had found his missing keys. The officer did not locate his keys so the caller said he keep looking. 2:14 p.m., 31600 Wild Oak Hill – Officers warned a man he couldn’t shoot his pellet gun inside city limits at the pesky armadillos that were digging up his garden. 7:45 p.m., 7900 Fair Oaks Parkway – Officers responded to a deer vs. vehicle accident. The caller was more concerned about the deer because she thought it now had two broken back legs. Officers were able to determine the deer’s legs were not broken. Officers also assisted an ambulance crew once. October 10 11:34 a.m., 30800 Venturer – A caller reported her horse saddle stolen. Officers also responded to one deer call, one false alarm and assisted the public twice. October 11 8:37 a.m., 28200 Steeplechase Lane – An officer found no violation after a caller said a tree trimmer in the area was not abiding by the city ordinance to treat his cuts. 4:51 p.m., 8400 Wembley – Officers were not able to locate the man a caller said was driving around intoxicated and under the influence of drugs. 6:02 p.m., 7800 Timber Top Drive – A concerned caller asked officers to check on a home that had a water leak. Upon arrival the homeowner notified the officers that she had a plumber on the way. Officers also responded to one deer call, two animal calls and two false alarms.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT The following is a brief, partial recap of incidents reported by the Boerne Police Department, Kendall County Sheriff’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 Sheriff’s Office at 830249-9721, the Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department at 210-6980990 or Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-348-LEAD (5323) or

Important changes coming soon. Bandera Electric Cooperative’s new SmartHub online portal is coming October 31. Quickly and easily take care of your BEC business with the SmartHub online member portal or mobile app. You can easily: • Pay your bill and view your payment history. • Monitor your electric consumption with My Usage. • Request Services. • Manage your account. For more information, visit or call 866.226.3372.




Star Sports Champion hosts Tigers for homecoming game


It’ll be Chargers 1st home game in a month

SPORTS SCHEDULE Cross Country Boerne Champion *Saturday, Oct. 15, Southside Meet *Thursday, Oct. 20, District Meet in Seguin


■ Sports Editor

After a month away from Boerne ISD Stadium, the Boerne Champion football team will finally be back at their home field. It’s been so long that even Chargers head coach Keith Kaiser can joke about it. He said he wasn’t sure how to get to the stadium.

Boerne High *Thursday, Oct. 20, District Meet in Bandera Boerne Geneva *Saturday, Oct. 15, Back on My Feet Meet *Saturday, Oct. 29, TAPPS State Meet Comfort High *Wednesday, Oct. 19, District Meet in Comfort Football Boerne Champion *Friday, Oct. 14, Dripping Springs vs. Champion at BISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m. *Friday, Oct. 21, Champion at Kerrville Tivy, 7:30 p.m. Boerne High *Friday, Oct. 14, Boerne at Canyon Lake, 7:30 p.m. *Friday, Oct. 21, Taylor at Boerne, 7:30 p.m. Boerne Geneva *Friday, Oct. 14, Geneva at Brentwood Christian, 7:30 p.m. *Saturday, Oct. 22, San Marcos Academy vs. Geneva at BISD Stadium, 1 p.m. Comfort High *Friday, Oct. 14, Lexington at Comfort, 7:30 p.m. *Friday, Oct. 21, Comfort at Florence, 7:30 p.m. Golf Boerne Champion *Thursday, Oct. 20, Girls at Seguin Invitational Swimming Champion & BHS *Friday - Saturday, Oct. 14-15, Mega Invitational Dive & Swim Meet at Northside Tennis Boerne Champion *Area Meet, TBA Boerne High *Saturday, Oct. 28, Boerne at Eastside Memorial *Area Meet, TBA

Star photo: Russell Hawkins

Hounds visit Canyon Lake BY KERRY BARBOZA

■ Sports Editor

Two very good football teams will meet Friday in Canyon Lake when Boerne High plays the Hawks. Both squads won their district openers last week, so they are both 1-0 in District 14-4A I, and both squads are 5-2 overall.

Boerne High coach Mike Dormady said it’s been a tough match up with the Hawks over the years. “It’s always been a good game, they’re well coached,” he said. “They run the Wing-T and will try to pound the ball. It’ll be a test for our defense to get lined up

BISD HALL OF HONOR CEREMONY The Boerne ISD Hall of Honor Class of 2016 induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, at the Dominion Country Club starting at 11:30 a.m. For info call Gina Devane at 830-3572130 ext. 2130. TMI PANTHER GOLF SCRAMBLE TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas will hold its annual Panther Scramble golf tourney, Monday, Oct. 23, at the Resort Court at La Cantera. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. and the tourney starts at 1 p.m. To register visit www. Call (210) 564-6245.

See HOUNDS, page 12A

Cats face high-scoring Lexington BY KERRY BARBOZA

■ Sports Editor

The high-octane Lexington offense visits Comfort High on Friday. Both teams are 1-0 in District 13-3A II after they took their openers last Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bobcat Stadium and Comfort will have their hands full trying to stop the Eagles. Lexington can score in bunches and is coming off a 70-21 victory over districtfavorite Blanco. The Eagles

See CATS, page 12A

Star photo: Chris Tilton

Boerne Champion’s Hayden McMurrey (9) had two touchdown receptions last week vs. Marble Falls. McMurrey and the Chargers face undefeated Dripping Springs in their annual homecoming game this Friday at Boerne ISD Stadium.

Eagles continue district play in Austin on Friday BY KERRY BARBOZA

■ Sports Editor

Star photo: Kerry Barboza

The Comfort football team takes the field in a game earlier this year. The Cats are at home Friday vs. Lexington.

Geneva School of Boerne will look to stay perfect in district play as the Eagles football team travels to play Austin Brentwood Christian on Friday. Geneva is 2-0 in district and 5-1 overall. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday in Austin.

The Eagles will have to get used to playing on Friday nights again. Their last two games have been at BISD Stadium on Saturdays. The last time the Eagles played on a Friday they lost. Geneva was defeated by Austin St. Dominic Savio when they lost by a point on a late field goal to close out

See EAGLES, page 12A

Chargers, Hounds BISD swim teams open season last week race at Seguin Meet Both the Boerne Champion and Boerne High cross country teams ran at the Seguin Matador XC Invitational to get in one last tune up before their respective district meets. The Greyhounds held their district meet this week in Bandera, while the Chargers race next week in their district meet, again in Seguin.

Boerne Champion At the Seguin meet, the Charger varsity teams both finished second. The Champion boys scored 94 points for second, one point behind Warren who scored 93 to win the event. San Marcos came in third with 123 points. Josh Rodriguez came in

See MEET, page 12A

Boerne High *Friday, Oct. 14, Boerne at Canyon Lake, 6 p.m.

Comfort High *Friday, Oct. 14, Gateway at Comfort, 6 p.m.

See GAME, page 12A

Boerne High’s Douglas Hodo burns the Fredericksburg defense for one of three TDs in last week’s game. BHS beat the Battlin’ Billies to open district and travels to Canyon Lake for another district contest.

Volleyball Boerne Champion *Friday, Oct. 14, Dripping Springs at Champion, 5 p.m. *Tuesday, Oct. 18, Lockhart at Champion, 6 p.m.

Boerne Geneva *Monday, Oct. 17, Incarnate Word at Geneva, 6:30 p.m. *Tuesday, Oct. 18, Geneva at Texas School for the Deaf, 6:30 p.m.

“We’ll google it and see how long it takes us to get there,” he quipped. Champion’s first home game in a month is a big one, they’ll host undefeated Dripping Springs Friday at Boerne ISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m. It’s also Champion’s homecoming game. The homecoming court is

Star photo: Kerry Barboza

The Boerne High and Boerne Champion cross country teams both raced in Seguin last week as a tune up before their respective district meets.

Chargers sweep again Boerne Champion swept its second straight district opponent in 26-5A volleyball after the Lady Chargers defeated Medina Valley in three games. Champion won Tuesday’s match in Castroville, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15 and has now swept 6 of 10 district oppo-

nents so far this year. They swept Marble Falls last Friday. The Chargers are 24-12 overall and 8-2 in district. Champion is currently in second place in the 26-5A standings, one game ahead

See SWEEP, page 12A

Warriors top Deer in volleyball Comfort High continued district play Tuesday with a short road trip to Ingram. The Deer went five with the Lady Warriors and played well in the match, but Ingram prevailed in the end, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-10. Comfort slips to 1-8 in district play and is 13-18 overall. The Deer are scheduled to host Georgetown Gateway on Friday as they start to wind down the regular season. After Friday, Comfort is off Tuesday and then plays Florence and Johnson City to close out district. In Tuesday’s match, Daniela Lozano led the team with 29 digs, Alex Ely finished with 15 assists, Lauren Martinez had a team-high 9 kills, Jessica Haberman blocked 3 shots and Jessica Spenrath dropped in 4 aces.

Both the Boerne ISD swim teams opened their 2016-2017 seasons at the AAHSSL Relays held Saturday at Palo Alto Natatorium. Saturday’s race had a unique twist to it and let boys and girls combine on relay teams in mixed relay races. The Greyhounds and Chargers are scheduled to be in action again this Saturday at Mega Invitationals at Northside.

Some of the highlights at Palo Alto include the Champion girls 200-free relay of Grace Howard, Katie Leonard, Samantha Walker and Claudia Theriot coming in sixth with a 1:48.58, while the Lady Chargers 350-yard relay of Katie Leonard, Brittney Pike and Kandace Anz was third in 3:10.99.

See SWIM, page 12A

Lady Greyhounds fall to Bandera in 3 BY KERRY BARBOZA

■ Sports Editor

Boerne High began the second round of district volleyball action Tuesday at home against Bandera. It was a tough night for the Lady Hounds who were swept by the Lady Bulldogs for the second time this year. Bandera won Tuesday’s match over Boerne High, 25-16, 25-20, 25-15. The Lady Hounds are 20-17 overall and 1-4 in district. They continue district play Friday at Canyon Lake and are off next Tuesday. BHS has three district matches left and if the second round plays out like the first round, they’ll enter the playoffs as the fourth-place team and would get Navarro or La Vernia in the first round, both very good teams.

See BHS, page 12A

Star photo: Kerry Barboza

Boerne High’s Sam Machen (12) and Jasmine Nelson (8) both try to bump the ball in Tuesday’s district match against Bandera.

Eagles clipped by Brentwood Christian in 4 sets The Geneva School of Boerne volleyball team visited Austin Brentwood Christian Tuesday night. Brentwood is the defending state champs and is tough, but they’re even tougher at home. The 2015 TAPPS state champs defeated the Eagles in four sets, 25-18, 25-19, 12-25, 25-23. Geneva is 20-18 overall and 6-5 in district. The Eagles were scheduled to host Round Rock Concordia on Thursday, 6 p.m., and they are also scheduled to host Incarnate Word in a nondistrict match Monday. After that,

See MATCH, page 12A

Star photo: Julie Vina

Amy Ambelang serves the ball for the Eagles.



Area Golf League Results My computer desktop image is a photo of the Medina River at English Crossing, but pictures of the beaches and waterways in my former home of Melbourne, Fla., hang on my study walls. My wife and I considered settling there after retiring, but returning to Texas barbeque and Shiner Bock won out over wasting away in Margaritaville. Hurricane Matthew is making it look like a wise decision. An important golf tournament was scheduled for the Jacksonville area, but the hurricane put an end to that. A tournament cancellation pales in comparison to a major disaster, but some golfers scheduled to compete will suffer serious consequences. Playing well there was their last chance to preserve a job as a touring golf pro, and they will need to make alternate, and less desirable, plans for next year. October may bring hurricanes to the coast, but here in the Texas Hill Country it is the best month for golf. Bandera’s Ted Brown has been shooting the lights out of late and it has been paying off with tournament wins. Brown doesn’t need good weather to play well. A few weeks ago he teamed with Bandera’s Buddy Antwine to blow away the competition in the storm-plagued Cowboy Classic, and he’s kept his game on track as the weather improves.

CATS FROM PAGE 11A also scored 76 against Jarrell, 60 against Weimer and 67 against Thorndale, all victories. They did have 62 scored on them by Rockdale. Both Comfort and Lexington are 4-2 overall, but the Bobcats prefer not to get into a fastbreak type of game. They want to run the ball, eat clock and limit the other team’s possessions. In fact, the most Comfort

MEET FROM PAGE 11A sixth overall with a time of 16:11.93, Tyler Childs was 10th with a 16:17.68, Mason Lischka posted a 16:27.22 for 15th, Michael Montez finished the course in 16:43.98 for 28th, James Sanders recorded a time of 16:57.97 for 35th and Connor Blake ran a 17:14 for 54th. The Charger girls scored 136 points for second, while Warren came in first with 119 and Smithson Valley was third with 164 points. Champion had two finish in the top 3 after Anna Nor-

HOUNDS FROM PAGE 11A properly and not let them run the ball the way they’d like to.” Canyon Lake definitely likes to keep it on the ground, but they will throw a little. The Hawks have 1,887 rushing yards and 514 passing yards. Boerne High’s defense has been stout this year with two shutouts. They only gave up 14 points to Fredericksburg last week in their district opener. The Hounds had a great start to the game and were up 28-0 by the end of the first quarter to take control.

GAME FROM PAGE 11A expected to be announced around 7:10 p.m. The Chargers last played at BISD Stadium on Sept. 16, when they hosted Medina Valley to open district. The next week they were at Lockhart and then had a bye week. After the off week, they continued district play last Friday at Marble Falls. Friday’s contest at the stadium will be four weeks exactly since their last home game. “It will be good to be home, our community travels well, but there’s nothing like being at home,” Kaiser said. “Some people don’t travel so this will let them see the kids play.” Both the Chargers and Tigers are 3-0 in district,


Hound tennis earns two victories The Boerne High tennis team played a couple of nondistrict tennis matches last Saturday and won both of them by similar scores. The Greyhounds played two 5A teams, both from Champion’s current district, and beat them both. Boerne High knocked off Kerrville Tivy and Dripping Springs, with identical scores

San Antonio’s Rocco Perciavalle has been a regular Good Old Boys winner for the last several months with consistent, gradually improving, scores. Gradual improvement is the key to Good Old Boys success, but it is rare to see someone manage to pull it off. Perciavalle shot 87 and Brown shot 80 to win the recent Good Old Boy tournament with a team total of 3 points. Two teams tied for second place with rounds that fell one point short of their team quota. Boerne resident Fritz Houston’s 86 combined with Flying L resident Terry Peek ‘s 87 to tie fellow Flying L’er Don Bateman’s 83 and San Antonian Joe Davis’s 86. Retired Hondo ranch manager Byron Watts won the closest-to-the-hole award on No. 2 and Peek was closest on No. 12. Bandera’s Louis DuBose took medalist honors with a nice round of 75. The team of Buddy Antwine, Mike Kornmann, John Palmer and Dewayne Pirtle won the front nine and total 2-ball matches in the Flying L Tuesday noon contest. They were 8-under par on the front nine and 9-under par for the total 18 holes. Walter Stroman, Andy Walker, Tadd Marler and yours truly, Charlie Prokop, won the back nine 3-ball match with a score of 5-under par. Prokop also won the individual front and back nines

in the championship flight with net scores of 38 and 32. John Palmer won the front and back nines in the first flight with 31 and 38. Walter Stroman won the closest-to-the-hole prize and he also was closest on No. 17 with a tee shot no more than one inch from an ace. Andy Walker was closest on No. 7 and Prokop was closest on No. 12. The next Flying L Skins Scramble will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m. Players may sign up in the Flying L pro shop. Story by Charlie Prokop

has scored in a game is 34 points and that was against Ingram. They had 33 last week when they beat Rogers, 33-16, but other than that, the Bobcats have scored 13, 20, 14 and 21 points in their four other games. No doubt, Lexington will focus on trying to stop Comfort running back, Jason Faulkner. The senior is one of the top running backs in the area and has accumulated 1,032 yards on 175 carries and scored 10 touchdowns. Faulkner was selected to play in the San Antonio All-Star

game scheduled for early January in the Alamodome. Faulkner scored three touchdowns last week against Rogers and rushed for more than 200 yards, while Aidan Sweeney and Baeley Allerkamp also found the end zone for the Cats. Comfort’s defense played well and pitched a shutout for the first three quarters before Rogers got on the board with two late touchdowns in the fourth. Comfort held Rogers to 117 total yards in the game, while the Cats offense racked up 352 yards.

man came in second with a 19:05.90 and Kelsie Vicknair took third with a 19:07.67. Erin Briley posted a 20:00.11 for 18th, Alexia Engel ran a 20:50.65 for 45th, Ashlynn Fulgham came in 68th with a 21:25.79 and Reese Burkey finished 91st with a time of 21:51.93. Boerne High The Boerne High boys scored 356 points for 13th place in the field of 24. Jesse Everett finished in 59th with a 17:16.90, Arin Kleiner came in 66th with a 17:21.97, Carlos Romero was three spots behind in 69th with a 17:22.97, David Keith turned in a time of 17:28.97 for 76th, Ethan Newman ran a 17:43.70 for

86th, Josh Boerner was 87th with a 17:45.92 and Ben Caudill finished in 17:49.17 for 90th. The Lady Hounds placed 10th in the field of 26 teams with 267 points. Emma Stauber led the girls after she finished 15th in 19:58.33, Anahi Ibarra was two spots back in 17th in 19:59.90, Paige Wesch ran a 21:32.88 for 76th, Katie Tehas took 77th in 21:33.34, Kortni Langlinais finished in 82nd in 21:40.83, Natalie Armstrong recorded a time of 22:05.17 for 104th and Sophia Waters ran a 22:08.85 for 105. For more on both BISD running teams and how they did at district, look in the Boerne Star.

Dormady said they controlled just about every aspect of last week’s game. “If you’re the most physical team, you put yourself in a position to win the football game. When you execute good things happen,” he said. “We did a good job, hats off to all three phases of the game.” Douglas Hodo burned the Battlin’ Billies for three touchdowns, while Brooks Klutts threw four touchdown passes, three to Hodo and the other to Luke Kinchen. Colton Pool shredded the Fredericksburg defense on the ground and scored two rushing touchdowns. Defensively, the Greyhounds came up with four turnovers after Senate Hor-

ton, Andrew Weaver and Cody Atteberry all had interceptions, while Casey Cardwell had a fumble recovery. Dormady said they want to build on last week’s districtopening win. “We want that consistency game in and game out and we’ve had a pretty consistent year this year,” he said. “We didn’t let Fredericksburg gain momentum, we did a good job.” Boerne High and Canyon Lake have been in the same district since 2010 and Boerne has won four of the six contests, including the last two. Canyon Lake’s last win in the series came in 2013 when they won that game, 37-28.

The BHS girls 400-yard freestyle relay of Julia Villarreal, Teresa Schwab, Emma Parks and Brooke Walton finished 11th in 4:33.47, the Champion boys 400-yard free relay of Logan Sandige, Preston Raimondo, Kyle Bodemer and Boris Schluter teamed up for second with a 3:11.98, while the Chargers mixed 200-yard backstroke relay

while Alamo Heights is also 3-0. The three teams have yet to play each other but will start beginning with Friday’s game between Champion and Dripping Springs. The Chargers will also get Alamo Heights at home on Oct. 28. Kaiser, whose team is 5-1, said Dripping Springs is undefeated for a reason. “They’re good, they’re talented and athletic,” he said. “They do a lot of things very well, their quarterback is athletic and throws the ball well and on defense they fly to the ball.” Kaiser said the Tigers kind of remind him of his team. “After watching film, they’re a lot like we are,” he said. “They’re pretty balanced, they run and throw. It’s not a game where we have to take the run game way and make them pass, they’re not limited in that aspect.”

Champion’s only loss so far this year has come to Brandeis and Kaiser said Dripping Springs is probably better than Brandeis. “They may not be as physical, but their offense is better than Brandeis,” he said. “But a game like Brandies helped us prepare for this.” The Chargers have rolled their three district opponents so far. They’ve scored 42, 43 and 49 against Medina Valley, Lockhart and Marble Falls, while the defense has only given up 17 points during that span, including a shutout over Medina Valley. Against Marble Falls last week, the Chargers came out on fire and tallied six touchdowns – 42 points – in the first quarter alone. The Tigers, who play Alamo Heights next week, have defeated Lockhart, Kerrville Tivy and Seguin in district play.

of Seguin and Alamo Heights who are both 7-3. The Chargers have split with the Mules this year and defeated Seguin in the first round. Champion hosts defending state champs, Dripping Springs, Friday at 5 p.m. The varsity match was moved up because of homecoming festivities. Champion has four district matches left on their schedule with three of them at home starting with Friday’s match vs. Dripping Springs. They are also at home Tuesday against Lockhart. They visit Kerrville Tivy next Friday and close out the regular season with a home match against Seguin. Sierra Wood paced the team with 14 kills and 14 digs, Caitlin Moon added 7 kills and 1 blocked shot, Riley Cantrell totaled 8 kills and 2 blocks, Kamryn Bark-

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of 10-4. Boerne High is 13-2 overall and is scheduled to play Mason this Saturday. The Hounds still have a district match with Austin Eastside Memorial left on their schedule as well and their Area tournament is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21. They are currently ranked No. 2 in the state in the 4A rankings.

Cats, Deer race in Lampasas BY BILLY NABOURS

■ Special to the Star LAMPASAS – One final prep competition at Lampasas turned into a successful meet for Comfort High School cross country teams at the Battling Badger Invitational held Thursday, Oct. 6. Comfort’s girls won the JV division and accounted for five girls among the top 15 while the boys had a pair of medal winners in second and third places and the Bobcats finished third as a team in their round of JV competition. “We always use the Lampasas meet as a ‘fun’ meet for our kids. It’s one of our final meets before district and we are allowed to run an unlimited number in the JV races. We’re able to have all our athletes run together for one of the few times all season. So while it may appear we ‘ran down,’ we managed to make each other better as district approaches. Plus the competition was filled with schools above us in classification. Those schools are solid and are as good or better than a lot of the teams we’ll face at our district meet,” said head coach Billy Nabours. In the girls’ standings,

MATCH FROM PAGE 11A they have two more district matches left on the schedule before they would start the playoffs.

BHS FROM PAGE 11A Boerne coach Tisha Pettibon said one of their goals was to get into the playoffs. She added that once you get in, upsets are possible. “Anything can happen, we

EAGLES FROM PAGE 11A nondistrict. Since then, the Eagles have looked impressive in their two district games. Geneva won last Saturday’s game against visiting


Comfort won by four points over the Fredericksburg JV – 32-36 – while the remainder of the division went Llano, Liberty Hill, Salado, Lampasas, Taylor and Priddy. Valentina Campos led from start to finish among 82 racers as she went two miles in 12:29, a time that would have placed her second in the varsity division. In fact, the Deer as a team would have finished 7th in the varsity division. Jada Aguilar came in second with a time of 13:56, Irene Esquivel was next in at seventh place and in a season best, regardlessof-course, time of 14:24. Angelica Contreras and Alex Ely also posted season bests of 14:42 and 14:48, respectively as they finished 10th and 12th. Medals were earned by the top 15. Cassy Rosales (15:25, 22nd), Heather Scheele (15:31, 25th), Valeria Trancosos (15:38, 26th), Belle Dokter (16:15, 38th), Emiko Sweeney (16:44, 43rd), Abby Hawkins (16:57, 45th), Erika Argote (17:01, 47th), Balen Navejas (17:08, 50th) and Samantha Poisal (19:06, 66th) completed the team. Sweeney and Hawkins registered personal bests. Bobcats

The teammate rivalry between Adam Smith and Alex Sanchez continued as Smith managed 19:03 and second place among 71 runners while Sanchez was third in 19:04. It marked the second straight meet that Smith and Sanchez have dueled it out down the stretch to the finish. Behind Sanchez in third among the Bobcats was Abdiel Ramirez who was 22nd overall and in a season-best time of 20:57 for 3.1 miles. Rodrigo Marquez came in 25th for Comfort in a time of 21:08, and the fifth scoring runner for the ‘Cats was Manuel Salas in 30th with 21:47. Remaining ‘Cats and their finishes and times included Aidan Sweeney (33rd, 21:55), Isaac Robeson (34th, 22:20), Chad Phillips (35th, 22:21), Slade Robeson (49th, 23:31), Joey Nunez (50th, 23:43), Dalen Rechenthein (59th, 25:16), Michael Segura (64th, 26:45), Braeden Bennett (66th, 27:18), and Trenton Fender (70th, 29:18). The times were season betters for Slade Robeson, Nunez, and Rechenthein. CHS teams will run on Monday, Oct. 17 when CHS serves as host for this year’s District 25-3A XC meet that starts at 1:30 p.m.

Skylar Tippetts had a big match with 6 kills, 19 digs, 6 blocks and 3 aces, while Julie Perez finished with 22 kills, 35 digs and 2 blocks. Braden Hall tallied 25 assists and 12 digs, Aimee Metzger totaled 12 assists, Ally Dollander recorded 10

digs and Amy Ambelang was the fifth Eagles player in double-digit digs after she recorded 11 digs for Geneva who finished with 97 digs in the match. The Eagles were also strong at the net and came up with 9 blocks in the match.

proved that four years ago (against Wimberley),” she said. “There’s a winning tradition established here, we don’t want to lose that, we want to keep that and keeping wining and advancing to the playoffs. We want to get better but you have to show up and play every night.”

Pettibon said their servereceive defense hurt them Tuesday night against visiting Bandera. “Serve-receive is the reason we lost tonight,” she said. “We weren’t talking and they were serving the ball short and we would get there late and shank the ball.”

St. Gerard, 47-20, and also took the contest before that against Shiner St. Paul, 39-21. The Eagles were in control of last Saturday’s game against the Royals by scoring 40 of their 47 points in the first half. They added a late score in the game and everybody had the chance

to play. Austin Brentwood Christian has a very good volleyball team and is the defending state champ in that sport, but their football is struggling a bit. They are 3-3 overall and 0-2 in district with losses to Hallettsville Sacred Heart and Shiner St. Paul.

of Stefan Garza, Claudia Theriot, Shelby Maxton and Kyle Bodemer took seventh in 2:21.99. The 200-yard breaststroke mixed relay of Kandace Anz, Maggie Houle, Aaron Ridinger and Boris Schluter turned in a 2:20.99 for seventh, the Charger mixed 200-yard butterfly relay of Preston Raimondo, Kandace Anz, Boris Schluter and Brittney Pike claimed fifth with a 2:17.99, the Boerne High girls 800-yard free relay of Julia Villarreal, Teresa Schwab, Angelica

Kennell and Kendra Boehm placed seventh in 10:00.66 and the Chargers team of Grace Coward, Caroline Pearson, Kate Dutton and Amanda Bodemer came in eighth in 10:00.99. The Charger girls 200-yard medley relay of Shelby Maxton, Maggie Houle, Savannah Chapman and Brittney Pike swam a 2:03.70 for sixth and the Charger mixed 400yard medley relay of Stefan Garza, Maggie Houle, Preston Raimondo and Katie Leonard was seventh in 4:27.99.


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Georgia Inman (7) and Riley Cantrell (13) team up at the net for the Chargers in a recent match. Champion swept Medina Valley Tuesday and hosts Dripping Springs Friday, 5 p.m. ley finished with 31 assists, Georgia Inman dropped in 2 aces and 10 digs, Claudia

Camarillo led the Chargers in digs with 19 and Cassie Herrera added 9 digs.




G e n e va Fa l l S p o r t s Geneva Eagles Band

Band photo by Libby Lunsford

Band members are front row, from left: Mariah Lowry, William Cone, Cole Dutton, Wyatt Erfurt, MacKenzie Rivers and Jewel McCullough. Second row: Assistant Director Erin Thomas, McLain Brock, Kensi Parker, Zach Scott, Grace Zara, Hannah Styles, Cleo Bretz, Lauren Jarvis, Savannah Mixon, Will Bower, Corley Petrie and Director Gradi Evans. Third row: Jack O’Quinn, Ian MacDonald, Austin Dennis, Holden Abdullah, Chris Wilson, Ben Ross, Dawson Cate, Richard Hicks and Marshall Shults. Back row: Josh Nate, Evan Schaefer, Joel Calderon, Trevor Higgs, Ethan Houser, Travis Ratterree, Seth Bower, Will Langenbahn, Brandon Strickland and Tyler McBroom. Not pictured: Mason Janse.

Geneva Varsity Volleyball

Geneva JV Volleyball

Team members are front row, from left: Amy Ambelang, Ally Dollander and Cassie Moseley. Second row: Audrey Ryden, Braden Hall, Aimée Metzger and Kaila Daniels. Back row: Manager Karlie Daniels, Julie Perez, Holly Higgins, Hannah Styles and Kori Stringer. Not pictured: Skylar Tippetts, head coach Jessica Tully-Mitchell and assistant coach Tami Owens.

Team members are front row, from left: Gracyn Freiling, Anna Palermo and Cassie Moseley. Back row: Sarah Ledoux, Coach Tami Owens, Charlotte Walker, Shelby Miller, Mackenzie FitzGerald, Coach Rose Tabor and Gillian Loflin.

Volleyball photos by Libby Lunsford

Geneva Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country

Cross Country photo by Callen Vaught

Team members are front row, from left: Arthur Flores, Emme Owens, Carissa Georgelos, Grace Zara, Allison Reed and Dawson Cate. Back row: Coach Rob Inglish, Wyatt Erfurt, Anson Eggerss, David Grote, Aedan Petty, Brendon Fessler, Wright Gordon, Brandon Strickland, Colby Evans and Caleb Nilsson. Not pictured: Noah Nilsson.

Geneva Varsity Cheerleaders


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Cheerleading members are front row, from left: Brooke Leeder, Faith Hawkins and Grace Smith. Second row: Margaret Viña, Natalya Pedraza and Emmalee Jonas. Third row: Shelby Skidmore, Aubrey Matson, Avery Baggs and Corley Petrie. Back row: Cleo Bretz, Elle Albracht, Kate Flora, Haley Hallmark and Abby Albracht. Not pictured: Cheerleading coaches Amber Jonas and Devanee Chapman.




Geneva Varsity Football

Football photo by Pam Akin

Team members are front row, from left: strength and conditioning coach Karen Wright, Chaz Garcia, Luke Mixon, Sam Ledoux, Joel Calderon, Josh Nate, Nathan Young, Zack Fly, Mason Janse, Ian MacDonald, Tyler Navarro, Will Langenbahn, Sutton Houser and defensive coordinator Nick Champion. Second row: Assistant coaches Greg Galloway and John Brock, Seth Ramsey, Matthew Schroder, Zach Akin, Jacob Schroder, Zach Scott, Scott Standerfer, JohnMichael Kight, Marshall Shults, Ethan Houser, Easton Myrick, Seth Bower, assistant coach Mike Standerfer and head coach/offensive coordinator Dean Herbort. Back row: Eric Drees, Ben Ross, Gaven Abdullah, Travis Ratterree, Connor Tyra, Jax Roberts, Joseph Hohne, Holden Abdullah, Devon Ahrens, Scott Janse, Chris Wilson and Daniel Grover. Not pictured: Hanson Brown, Ross Kirchner and assistant coach Chris Wright.

Meet Your 2016 Varsity Geneva School of Boerne Eagles Luke Mixon Freshman #2

Gaven Abdullah Freshman #3

Nathan Young Sophomore #4

Josh Nate Freshman #5

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Marshall Shults Junior #7

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Joseph Hohne Freshman #87

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9. MYTHOLOGY: In mythology, what do theriomorphic gods represent? 10. GEOGRAPHY: What is the only Northeastern U.S. state that borders Canada but not the Atlantic Ocean or a Great Lake? Answers: 1. Aboard Air Force One; 2. A wish in German for “good health‚Äù; 3. Billie Holiday; 4. Chicago; 5. The breastbone; 6. Decibel; 7. Incandescent light; 8. Blue and white; 9. Animals; 10. Vermont. (c) 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

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How do adults play, part 2 As we cruise through how adults played in the early 20th century, we find that many of the leisure activities, games and toys have continued in the 20th and 21st century, such as card-playing, weekend band concerts in the local park, rides into town by our more rural folk and more. These early new inventions and innovative applications started our nation on an adventurous leisure path that never before existed. Throughout our nation, families began to travel more frequently on those new contraptions like the automobile and aeroplane; then came the movies and radio. One creative venue actually accelerated all the many ways adults began to play


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and sing about. And it wasn’t only the exploding sports scene that transformed how we played, but the songs about sports and past time activities. According to Songs of Sports and Pasttimes, “American popular song emerged in the same era that American leisure culture began to develop, and sports such as baseball and football began to take on their present, distinctly American forms. “As transportation improved, professional

entertainers and traveling shows and circuses became regular visitors throughout the country. “Transportation itself also became a form of recreation. In many cases, the songs themselves directed the activity. In 1915, Conway’s Band recorded a medley of children’s game songs, many quite old and some still familiar nearly 100 years later. “Adults had their own musical games in the form of dances that included musical commands from callers and singers that forced them to change direction or partners.” Let us also not forget that the growing popularity of movies that propelled songwriting to new levels. Here’s a few examples: Since Mother Goes to the

Take care of that lawn this fall From the San Antonio Water System: by Mark Peterson. Reprinted by permission. San Antonio lawns frequently fall prey to avaricious grass fungi that often don’t display the results of their malevolent activity until later in the year. Although we can’t control the weather, we can do several things to reduce the chances of lawn disease now and in the future. SUNLIGHT REQUIREMENT A brief note on the placement of particular species of grass: Bermuda grass requires 10 or more hours of direct sunlight, zoysia requires eight or more hours of direct sunlight and St. Augustine grass requires six or more hours of direct sunlight. If the amount of direct sunlight is not met, then decline and pest problems will occur. REASONS FOR DISEASE Most grass fungi prefer cool, wet weather. Therefore, most fungi are active during the fall, winter and spring seasonal rains. However, the symptoms may not become obvious until the summer. Well-meaning, but excessive irrigation will also promote fungi. Generally we ask homeowners what the watering schedule is during the dormant seasons – fall, winter and early spring. If the answer is more than once a week, then disease will occur. If a smart controller (uses weather data as a basis for scheduling) is in use, then the seasonal adjust should not exceed 20 percent during the dormant season or else disease is likely to occur. The second encouragement for grass fungi is excessive nitrogen. If a homeowner applies more than 1.5 pounds nitrogen per 1000 square feet in May and October – the only two months to apply fertilizer –then disease will occur. TYPES OF FUNGI Brown patch – grass blades turn brown and die but not the roots and runners forming circular to donutshaped patches. Brown patch is most prevalent during fall, winter and spring, and



damage may be seen then, although damage may be also seen later in spring or early summer. Best growth occurs when daytime temperatures are between 70 degrees and 85 degrees. Take-All-Patch – grass blades and roots die forming irregular patches. Like brown patch, Take-All-Patch is active during fall, winter and spring, but the damage appears in early summer Pythium – grass blades have cottony appearance and occurs on Bermuda grass planted in the shade or with poor internal drainage, or both; prevalent in the fall and spring. Gay leaf spot – diamond shaped lesions on St. Augustine grass in shaded areas that are watered at night and excessively fertilized; primarily a summer disease. Dollar spot – circular spots about the size of a silver dollar, mostly occurs on Bermuda and zoysia grass species. Dollar spot is most prevalent in late fall and early spring when homeowners are watering during the night. ACTIONS TO PREVENT DISEASE As you may have noticed, all the diseases are promoted by excessive moisture and excessive fertilization. Reduce these and a chemical fungicide will be the action of last resort. Here is a simple chart on how to prevent lawn disease. • If no rainfall occurs prior to or during the week, water once a week from April to September. Water once a month from October to March. • Water only at dusk or dawn. • Fertilize no more than 1.5 pounds of nitrogen (not just fertilizer) per 1000 square feet in either May or October. • Aerate with a core aerator at least once a year in spring or fall. • A “natural” fungicide can be created by applying corn

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Movie Shows and Take Your Girlie to the Movies. Now when it come to sports, who hasn’t heard the classic 1908 song, Take Me Out to the Ball Game! written by Jack Norworth with music by Albert Von Tilzer. You may not have heard their names but surely the song! Norworth wrote the lyrics on a scrap piece of paper on a train ride to Manhattan, New York. Then he handed the lyrics to Albert Von Tilzer who composed the music that was published by the York Music Company and within the same year a hit record was birthed. Here’s another baseball song you may not have known, The Baseball Rag. Now let’s venture with a few songs about trains and

cars that took families to the beach and got them sailing. Songs popped up like Come Take a Swim in My Ocean. The American Quartet popularized Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay in 1912. Now when it comes to a subway, Walter Van Brunt brought us Subway Glide. Now let’s get off the ground as the “aeroplane” was coming of age in the early 20th century. Although not too many initially would be able to take a fun ride in a plane, by 1909, the Haydn Quartet sang Up in My Aeroplane. Then the next year, came Come Josephine, In My Flying Machine, I bet there is a song for just about any sport or leisure time activity known to mankind. Whether the

song is about the movies, buggy rides, sailing, flying, roller skating, all the way to hot rods and surfing, these songs through the generations chronicled our history and heritage of innovation, invention and just having good ole fashioned fun. Next week we’ll look at leisure time per capita, which according to some is still the same today as it was in 1900, although work and school hours are a different story. 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@ Visit www.

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SPYDERS FROM PAGE 1A Although riders have come from across the United States, one arrived from half a world away – Australia. All

KINDERPARK FROM PAGE 1A climbing without the risk of slipping. According to Pamela Bransford, public rela-

TRAFFIC FROM PAGE 1A pened he only looked at the driver of the car and not the car itself. He said the driver gave him an angry look and just went on to the back of the building to park,” Erica Sudz told the Star. The concerned single mother called the police to report the incident, and was later contacted by the school resource officer, who she said advised her son to walk his bike past the driveway in the future. “It’s hard when I leave the house at 6:30 to drive to San Antonio to work Monday through Friday,” Sudz said, adding she has witnessed other pedestrians cross the road with difficulty. “Fortunately, [my boys] are very good, well behaved boys so I know they will follow direction but the city needs to do something about the speeding on Blanco Road.” Michael Mann, Boerne public works director, said the area around Mary’s Tacos is often very busy. Cautionary signage and traffic control to protect pedestrians is not under the city’s jurisdiction, he said, but rather TxDOT’s (Texas Department of Transportation) purview. “I’ve personally had several close calls at that location. Technically, bicyclists should not be riding on the sidewalks. However, since there is no bicycle lane on Blanco, many don’t feel they have a realistic choice to ride on the pavement,” Mann said. Advising bicyclists to take an alternate route when possible to avoid the congestion, Mann said at the very least to dismount and walk through the area, giving drivers more time to see and react. “I will bring these issues up with TxDOT. I would agree that pedestrian crossings of Blanco can be treacherous, especially with school traffic,” Mann said, adding those on foot or bicycles should always cross at appropriate intersections. “It is typically a misconception that more signage (such as “Children

WEATHER FROM PAGE 1A Isolated showers maybe a thunderstorm could occur at your location today (Friday, Oct. 14), however, rainfall chances are quite low and any rainfall received should only be around a few hundredths of an inch. High pressure will dominate the weather pattern this weekend through most of next week for the Texas Hill Country meaning a persistence of dry conditions. Highs mainly in the 80s and lows mainly in the 60s. A weak cold front may pass through the area by late next week, but passage of this front looks to be dry right now with only slightly lower temperatures expected.



were investigated. Published theories state the hoax may have originated from a group of people who drew inspiration from the 2016 movie “The Purge: Election Year,” in which clowns dressed in bloody costumes are featured. Though primarily confined to online stalking, one child in Tampa Bay reported to authorities that a person dressed as a clown chased her while she waited for her school bus, according to Fox 13 news. In response, plain-clothed people have begun to retaliate, confronting people posed as clowns, chasing, them,

beating them with baseball bats or running them over with cars, then posting the videos on YouTube and Facebook. A Clown Lives Matter peaceful protest was set to take place this Saturday, Oct. 15, in Tucson, Arizona. Organizers cancelled the march on Thursday and deleted the Facebook event page after receiving death threats. “We are currently trying to follow up on a lead now but nothing else has been uncovered,” Kohler said of the BISD prank, adding no other clown incidents in the city limits had been reported. Kendall County Sgt. Neil Quick said a recent online

post predicting a clown presence in Comfort was investigated last week. He said it was not necessarily a threat, but he alerted patrol officers to be on the lookout. “They’re just trying to alarm people most of the time,” Quick said. “There was never any sighting.” With Halloween coming up, Quick said there could be a lot of people wearing clown costumes, especially with all of the ongoing hype. “If anyone feels like someone in a clown outfit is acting out of the ordinary, don’t confront them,” Quick cautioned. “Call us, and let us talk to them.”

of the Spyder riders are here to explore little known back roads of the Hill Country. “We’ve lived here for 45 years,” Diane Smith, Ray Smith’s wife and rally coorganizer said, “but until we got the Spyder, we didn’t explore all of these back roads

... we didn’t even know most of them existed. We always wondered what people who were coming from all over the country were coming here to see, and now we know.” “We’ve had our Spyder for about four years now,” Ray Smith said. “To me the

appeal is that you have the advantages of being out in the open air, seeing the countryside from an unenclosed vehicle, but you’re not going to dump it over. It’s no less fun than riding on a motorcycle, it’s just less stress – it’s just much more relaxed.”

tions coordinator, “The shaded park is very popular with families that have young children and with a newly fenced perimeter, fresh landscape, and picnic tables, is perfect for small birthday parties and family gatherings.”

The city also also added ADA accessibility features and soon will add “expression swings” that accommodate one child and one adult. Kinderpark, once an abandoned city well site, is one of the city’s nine parks and

was originally developed in 1997 with the help of the local Optimist Club. Boerne city officials and staff who worked on the reconstruction project hope that this venue will be enjoyed by many families for years to come.

at Play” or other cautionary signs) creates enhanced safety. That signage might make us feel better, but studies show that they do not significantly impact the behavior of most drivers. Certainly, protected pedestrian crossings are inherently safer. But then again, having protected crosswalks does little to protect sidewalk areas

between intersections. Signage placed between those points creates something else for drivers to observe – other than the pedestrians we hope they will see.” Police Chief James Kohler said no information regarding the vehicle or driver who struck the child was available. “What we really need is for drivers to operate at

safe speeds, without avoidable distractions, and with courtesy to others,” Mann said. “The more we can do to appeal to the well-intentioned driver, bicyclists and pedestrians to each do his part for enhanced safety, the better it will be for all of us.” The manager of Mary’s Tacos could not be reached for comment.

Wild Game Dinner Kickoff

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“At a Riverâ€? narrative debuts Ever wondered what life would have been like as an early German immigrant pioneer in the Hill Country, in an era where much of the terrain was natural, all local routes were unpaved and transportation usually involved at least one mule or horse? When the Genealogical Society of Kendall County (GSKC) debuts “At a Riverâ€? a window will open into the 19th century experiences of 1854 German immigrant Christian Friedrich Bergmann via “Readers Theater.â€? In 1857 Mr. Bergmann and his family settled along the Guadalupe River on future Kendall County land. In taking up the lifestyle of a farmer and rancher, Christian was prototypical. What sets him apart are that his original letters to his family back in Saxony were saved, translated and shared, and are the inspiration for this program. Mr. Bergmann’s words and insights have been crafted by Donna Peacock into a time machine, with actors giving voice to the Bergmanns ‌ bringing the family to life. Donna Peacock is a former educator whose writing and publications include memoir, script, poetry and non-fiction. She designed and implemented the four-year Creative Writing Program at the North East School of the Arts – at the time the first of its kind in the country for high school students. She has presented numerous writing workshops for both adults and children. Born and raised in San Antonio, she is now a proud resident of Boerne. The cast includes Sam Carter Gilliam (also an equity actor), Andrew Thornton, and Sarah Fisch. Also lending his voice, Terry Slezak will sing traditional German songs. Sponsored by the Friends of Guadalupe River and Honey Creek and hosted by the GSKC, “At a Riverâ€? is free and open to the public. The location is in the


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124 PRAIRIE FALCON 3BR 2.5BA Hill Country home w/great curb appeal. Nicely landscaped & yard backs to a greenbelt. Open flr plan w/private study, lrg din, liv adjoins kitchen w/ bfast bar + bfast area. Dark maple cabinets, tons of storage. Bedrms up w/lrg gamerm. Master w/sitting area, walk-in closet & bath w/double vanities, tub/ shower. Secondary bedrms are spacious w/large closets. Covered patio. CHRISTY GREEN (830) 816-7207 MID# 1848H


LOT 17 SILVER CONCHO SPUR 2.36 ACRES- Awesome views of the Texas Hill Country. This 2.36 acre lot sweeps up from the cul-desac, assuring your custom home will have unobstructed long-range views of the Hill Country. Latigo Ranch offers underground utilities and gated entrance. Conveniently located between Boerne and Bandera with easy access to San Antonio. Enjoy the tranquility!

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MLS# 1046800 $110,000


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LOT 112 PALOMINO SPRINGS 2.05 ACRES Property has many amenities in a Beautiful Hill Country atmosphere. 2-neighborhood pools, equestrian center, trials for riding, tennis courts park for homeowners at Medina River. Ranch clubhouse that is Historic.

116 FAIR SPRINGS 1.12 ACRES 1.12 acres lot in the prestigious subdivision of Menger Springs in Boerne. Easy access to I-10, Hospital less than a mile away. Great lot to build custom home on. Award winning schools, Has access to utilities. 3 minutes to downtown Boerne. One of the last lots in original phase, prime location.

0000 DEEP HOLLOW 3.6 ACRES Gorgeous long range views await your new custom home overlooking Texas Hill Country. Lot is partially cleared at the building site. Many live oaks, native mountain laurel & rock outcroppings. Reasonable building restrictions to help ensure value. Near Tapatio Country Club and golf course. Located in the highly rated Boerne schools.

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105 FM 3351 4BR 4.5BA Custom 6 acre country estate with approx 1 acre pond, circle drive, gated entry. Gourmet kitchen. Guest quarters. Porch overlooking pond. Workshop w/storage & half bath. Call for more information & come see it today.

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8039 CIBOLO VALLEY 5BR 3.5BA Features open living, chef inspired kitchen, formal dining, study, 2 story liv rm, game rm, media rm, kid’s study, flex rm, state of the art security system. Ultimate luxury in downstairs master with spa like bath & dual large closets. Features covered patios & deck to enjoy the outdoors that is perfect for entertaining. Located on a cul-de-sac/greenbelt & close to FORCC. CHRISTY GREEN (830) 816-7207 MID# 1896H

MLS# 1195860 $299,500


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315 Someday Dr - Someday I want a cute single story on acreage on the edge of town without city taxes... Here it is! Relax on your wrap around porch! This 3 BR 2 Bath 2 Car Garage is ready for you! Private setting with front and back covered patios. Spacious Living Area & Eat-in kitchen. Views of grassy acres at back and good soil for a horse. Fenced & Cross fenced. Detached 2 car garage plus storage sheds. Prime sought after neighborhood! Backs to Ranch and at end of cul-de-sac. $375,000

Come home to comfort! Away from the turmoil of traffic. This Mercedes built home is one of their most popular plans with private study, large game room and cozy media room with a private wet bar. Over 4,000 SF of living area. Master bedroom is down and 3 extra large bedrooms up. Generous covered patio is perfect for summer barbecues with bluff views. Only minutes to IH 10. $3,000 mth



Amazing long, beautiful, endless views from this 11 acre tract on Sabinas Mountain. There are a number of potential building sites covered in a variety of trees, including oaks. A winding driveway would have to be built into the property: consult a contractor. $187,500

Elevated 3 acre homesite with great views of the Hill Country! It is very quiet and peaceful out here. HOA park has tennis courts, huge pavilion with BBQ pits, & more! Come relax in the country & be only 5 miles to dining & shopping in the historic Boerne! Come see for your self you will love it here! $75,200

CLASSIC 4BR/2.5BA home in Currey Creek. Features include a first floor master, over 2600 sq. ft., huge island kitchen, lots of cabinets & storage, intricate lighting & ceiling fans, French doors lead out to rock patio area w/hot tub & nice privacy. Game room & 3 lrge bedrooms up, wood look floors in living, stained concrete in master, water softener, 2 car garage & covered front porch just waiting for your perfect porch swing! Home Warranty! $254,900

Completely UNRESTRICTED 8.7 acres!! If seclusion is what you are looking for, look no further! Enjoy the ambiance of trickling waters as you stand on the edge of the Menger Springs that flow through this property all year long! This lot if full of mature trees, gentle slopes, and gorgeous views. Conveniently access the property from both the front and rear of the property. Get lost in the parklike surroundings.

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MEDICAL: MANUFACTURING POSITIONS Mission Pharmacal, a privately held pharmaceutical manufacturing company, is seeking motivated team players to join our team for the following positions: • Plumber: Maintain all plumbing pipes and fixtures. Keep all production equipment in good working order. Installs, changes, repairs, service, and renovates plumbing according to the International Plumbing Code Book. Assembles, installs, and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures. Cuts openings and accommodates pipe and pipe fittings. Cuts and threads pipes. Bonds pipes to required angles. Assembles and installs valves. Joins pipes and caulks joints. Fills pipe system with water or air and reads pressure gauges to determine leakage. Installs and repairs plumber fixtures. Repairs and maintenance leaky faucets, mend burst pipes, and open clogged drains. HS diploma or GED and one to three months related experience and/or training. Current Texas Journeyman License required. Commercial plumbing exp. preferred. Must occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. (Day shift) • Particle Tech: Produces bulk pharmaceuticals, operates machinery and equipment. Handles raw materials with and without handling equipment. Completes documentation, and cleans and sanitizes equipment and rooms per standard operating procedures (SOPs). HS diploma or GED and 1 year related exp. and/or training. Certification as a lift operator preferred. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. (Day & 2nd shift) • Distribution Technician: Picks, packs, and palletizes sales orders and process them through the computer system. Maintains accurate inventory control and meets all safety, quality/compliance and productivity objectives. Ensures a clean operating area. HS diploma or GED and one year related experience and/or training. Able to regularly lift and/ or move up to 50 pounds. Must possess forklift certification, inventory control or warehouse experience required. (Day shift) • Receiving Technician: Receives and distributes materials, maintains accurate inventory control, meets all safety, quality/ compliance and productivity objectives, and maintains a clean operating area. HS diploma or GED and one year related exp. and/or training. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. (Day shift) Mission Pharmacal offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. Apply in person at: 38505 IH 10 West; Boerne, TX 78006 or submit resume and cover letter to: resumes@ EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Drug Free Workplace


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CUSTODIAN Local Boerne company is seeking a full-time Custodian to clean a variety of commercial sites. Candidate must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed. Competitive pay and benefits offered. Please submit resume by fax: (830) 816-7929, e-mail: Careers@ or mail to P.O. Box 1858 Boerne, TX 78006 to the Attention of Custodian Staffing. EOE



BODY MAN. Busy shop in Boerne looking to add Experienced Tech to our team. Must have own tools. Call 830-3318788.

Experienced Painter needed. Must have own transportation. Call Don 830249-2953.

Local company had following p o s i t i o n s available: Dependable Experienced S m a l l Equipment Operator (i.e., bobcat, rock saw) and Laborer. Good driving record is required, team player, Mon-Fri, weekly pay, medical benefits. Please call 830-2498098.

Groundskeeper W a n t e d . 50+hrs per week. Starting pay $12/hr. Benefits include insurance, 401K and paid vacation. Must have clean background and driving record. Please call 830-981-3015 for additional information. Metal Mart is hiring Full-time Help. Call 830249-4711.

El Rio Restaurant Now Hiring For All Positions: Wait Staff ($3/Hr+tips which averages out to $15-$20/ hr), Cook, etc. Apply in person at 1361 S Main St #601. Tryst Salon in Boerne. Full time established s t y l i s t , commission based. Sunday and Monday off. Tuesday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-4. Please call for details 830-816-5245 or email me at trystsalon@ * * H I R I N G AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC** Light duty gas & diesel. Must have own tools. Great pay. Full time. Call 830331-2489 or apply in person at Hill Country Automotive; 32980 IH 10 W. Boerne, TX 78006.


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Caregivers Needed at Visiting Angels. Call 830-4311509.

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Bowling Alley needs PT Pin Chaser. Call 830-249-2271.

PART TIME Janitorial/ Maintenance Help Needed – Morningstar Storage in Boerne. 830249-1400. Carl’s Cleaners, Fair Oaks, is seeking Counter Staff. Please call Jeri for an appointment 210-698-3310, or come by 9091 Fair Oaks Pkwy, Ste 309. Boerne Dog Trainer looking for reliable Parttime Helper. Email: ringsley@ Apartment maintenance person needed, flexible hours. Salary depends on experience. 830-456-6465, 830-428-8130. B A R I S TA S . Coffee House, Boerne. 925864-8777.

Volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed!! Are you looking for some volunteer opportunities and a way to give back? Home for the summer and have some free time? The Rainbow Senior Center is in need of volunteer Meals on Wheels Drivers, Monday thru Friday! This is a family friendly opportunity and is a great way to help serve seniors in the Boerne area! Please contact Josue Romero at 830-249-2114 or: mealson w h e e l s @ r a i n b o w s e n i o r c e n t e r. com. Part-time Volunteer Drivers needed for local charity clinic. Experience driving a large vehicle preferred. Call 830-249-0130. Part-time volunteers needed in Boerne and Comfort at local charity clinic. Looking for healthcare personnel, S p a n i s h translators, office support, and lab techs. Call 830-2490130 for more information.



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CHILD CARE Childcare Te a c h e r s W a n t e d ! Interested in changing the life of a child? Come make a positive impact at Mini Texans Christian Learning Center. We are looking for Loving, Dependable, Responsible caregivers at our Boerne and Leon Springs location who are looking to share their God given talents with His children. Some of the benefits we offer are: Paid Vacation Paid Holidays Reduced Child Care Tuition Retirement Plan with Employer Match Paid Professional Training and Development Direct Deposit Please call 21-698-0700 or e-mail: minitexans@ minitexans. com. S e e k i n g experienced A f t e r- S c h o o l Nanny to care for our two children, ages 7 and 5. Key responsibilities include pick up from 2 Boerne schools, prepare healthy snacks, assist with homework, and bathe/dress for bed. Must have excellent references. Hours are from 3pm to 6pm, Monday-Friday. Hourly pay with mileage reimbursement. Please contact Clint at 210452-9653.

CLASSES Goode Music Inc. located in Leon Springs is now accepting students for the summer session! We are currently o f f e r i n g a special promotion for piano lessons that includes a free book and recital. Beginner or advanced students of all ages are w e l c o m e . Check us out on Facebook and/ or call 830-3281267.

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FOR SALE Geri chair w/ tray, floor bike, grabber, electric mower, small California cage, old wheelchair. 830-981-9490. Like new: 2 Brother’s 2820 fax machines, drum & toners included. Call 469-878-5934. 2009 EZGO Golf Cart with Sunbrella Cover and Windshield. Club and ball washer. E x c e l l e n t condition. $3,200. 210325-0043. FOR SALE: 55 gallon ink drums $10, wood pallets $5 and end rolls $10. Call Granite Printing, 512-352-3687, or come by 2675 CR 374, Circleville, TX. The Sisters Attic Thrift Store, 216 W Highland, open MondaySaturday. Donations gladly accepted. Lots of great stuff at great prices!!

GARAGE SALES 2-Party, 102 Christen Ct, Saturday, 9am1pm. Gas smoker, kicking bag, saddle, figurines, household. TRINKETS & TREASURES INVENTORY & ESTATE REDUCTION S A L E , S AT U R D AY OCTOBER 1 5 T H . SOMETHING F O R EVERYONE. 1468 PEBBLE B E A C H , LAKEHILLS TX, Garage Sale, 108 Windsor Dr, 10/15, 9am1pm. Furniture, c l o t h e s , tchotchkes. Yard Sale, 316 W Theissen, Boerne, TX, Saturday and Sunday, Oct 1516, 8am-3pm. Too much to list!


GARAGE SALES Yard Sale, 201 August Ln, Friday & Saturday, 8am-5pm. Tools, clothes, blankets, much more! Garage Sale, 908 Adler Rd (corner of Adler Rd and Bluebonnet Cir), Saturday, Oct. 15, 7am-noon. Multi-family, 127 Adler, Friday & Saturday, 8am2pm. Moving Sale, 211 Yoalana St, Boerne, Saturday, 10/15, 9am-12pm. Everything Must Go! Multi-family Yard Sale, next to Bear Moon Bakery on Main St, Saturday, 10/15, 8am5pm. Furniture, home dÊcor, nic-nacs, so much quality stuff! 1 2 8 W h i s p e r W a y, Sat, 8am-1pm. Te e n s & k i d s c l o t h e s , toys&misc items. 30561 Ralph Fair Rd, Friday & Saturday, 9am3pm. Infant/ toddler clothes, toys, dog items, women’s clothing, misc. household. F R I E N D LY H I L L S COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, Oct. 15, 8am-? Houses to the end of all streets participating.

HORSES H O R S E S BOARDED. 11 acres near Boerne. Stalls, tack room, round bales. 210-215-1895.






October 14 & 15 #’s @9:00am Friday, Sale 9:30am-4:30pm Friday and 9:30am-2:30pm Saturday Vintage, Old, Antique, Unique, Furniture, Primitives, Smalls, Frankoma Pottery, Franciscan “Ivy� China, Glassware, Linens, Chandeliers & Light Fixtures, Pictures & Art, Vintage Clothes, Outdoor, Shutt Kiln. HOUSE FOR SALE on 11 Acres w/frontage on Cypress Creek.

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WANTED We Want What You Don’t! Seasons Gift & Thrift Shop, 108 E San Antonio St, Boerne. Your donation stays in our community to provide programs and service to active adults 55 and older. Keep it here! Call 830249-1436 or 830-249-2114 to schedule a pick-up.

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CITATION BY PUBLICATION CLERK OF THE COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Susan Jackson, District Clerk William F. Harmeyer 201 E. San Antonio, Suite 201 1322 Southwest Freeway, Boerne, Texas 78006 Ste 475 Houston, Texas 77074

THE STATE OF TEXAS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: “You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not ďŹ le a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.â€? TO: THE UNKNOWN OWNERS OR CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN LAND Defendant, Greeting: You are commanded to appear by ďŹ ling a written answer to the PLAINTIFF’S THIRD AMENDED PETITION, TRESPASS TO TRY TITLE AND REQUEST FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT at or before 10:00 A.M. of the ďŹ rst Monday after expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance of this citation, at or before the Honrable County Court at Law of Kendall County at the Courthouse in Boerne, Texas. Said Petition was ďŹ led on September 16, 2016. The cause number of said suit being 15-405CCL. The names of the parties in said suit are: OHIO DEVELOPMENT, LLC VS. TAPATIO SPRINGS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AND UNKNOWN OWNERS OR CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN LAND

Nordquist Tile Installation. Excellent local references. Warranty on work. 830-5221565. Bo’s Small Engine Repair. 123 E Frederick St, Boerne. 830331-0060.


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The nature of said suit being substantially as follows, to wit: That upon the ďŹ nal hearing of the cause, Judgment be entered against the Defendants establishing Plaintiff’s superior title, right and interest in and to and exclusive possesion of real property and the nonexclusive access easements the subject of this suit. Additional information concerning the nature of this lawsuit can be obtained by reviewing the Court’s ofďŹ cial ďŹ le in the case. Issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court at Boerne, Texas, this the 20th day of September, 2016. SUSAN JACKSON, District Clerk Kendall County, Texas By Cassandra E. Cortez, Deputy

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Boerne, Texas will hold a Public Hearing on November 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, located at the Police and Municipal Court Complex, 124 Old San Antonio Road, Boerne, Texas, to discuss the following: A. Proposed Use Of Automobile Sales In A B-2, Highway Commercial District At 146 Old San Antonio Road And 32120 Interstate 10, KAD No. 22678 and 22676. (Continental Cars) B. Proposed Use Of Any Contractor In A B-2, Highway Commercial District At 110 Old San Antonio Road, KAD No. 41136. (TBRQ, LLC) All interested parties are encouraged to attend. s/s Lori A Carroll, City Secretary NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETINGS The Police / Municipal Court Complex is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building and special parking are available at the front entrance of the building. Requests for special services must be received forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting time by calling the City Secretary at 830-249-9511.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Boerne, Texas will hold a Public Hearing on October 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, located at the Police and Municipal Court Complex, 124 Old San Antonio Road, Boerne, Texas, to discuss the following: A. Proposed annexation of 21.688 acres of land located at 1700 River Road – KAD Nos. 15024 and 15025 at the request of the City of Boerne. (3URSHUW\ RZQHU 6KLUOH\ 5LWWLPDQQ ¿UVW RI WZR KHDULQJV

All interested parties are encouraged to attend. s/s Lori A Carroll, City Secretary NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT THE PUBLIC MEETINGS The Police / Municipal Court Complex is wheelchair accessible. Access to the building and special parking are available at the front entrance of the building. Requests for special services must be received forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting time by calling the City Secretary at 830-249-9511.

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Prime Corner Lot just across from park! Energy efficient 2 Story in The Woods of Frederick Creek. Over 2600 SF. Spacious Open kitchen, Granite, counter tops. Master Down & 3 BR's & Game Rm up. Tranquil neighborhood with walking distance to New Fabra Elementary, Main St, and easy access to I-10. Sprinkler System Covered patios and well maintained. $312,000

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8819 Alatera Grove (Napa Oaks Subd) Why wait to build? This barely-lived-in 4 bd/2.5 bath home is ready for you to call it home! Just in time for Fall, the fireplace in the great room is ready for the first family gathering! Master BR is located downstairs, while the game room and subsequent bedrooms are up, giving maximum privacy for living quarters. Granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances show off the modern edge to this home.Ccovered patio. $415,000 Mary Fritze




PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.



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