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Primary elections now set May 29 Third candidate files for Precinct 1 job The Republican and Democratic primary elections will be held May 29 and an additional candidate filing period is open until 6 p.m. Friday. A three-judge federal panel in San Antonio issued an order March 1 setting the primary election and the related administrative calendar. The runoff is set for July 31. Candidate filing reopened Friday morning for the primary. Charlie Boyd became the third Kendall County resident to file for the Precinct 1 commissioner’s position Saturday, joining Audra Miller and Mike Fincke on the ballot. Candidates who filed during the prior filing period in late 2011 who still wish to seek the same office need not re-file their applications, assuming no information has been rendered inaccurate. Anyone wanting to file for a Kendall County office that is on the ballot can phone County Republican chairman Toni Anne Dashiell at 210-467-2526 or Democratic chairman John Weir at 830-755-2387. The Kendall County Republican Women and Kendall County Republican Club will hold a Meet The Candidates Night Wednesday, March 7, at the Boerne High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30. The primaries were originally scheduled for March 6, but in December, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Texas' request for a stay of the interim redistricting plans imposed by the federal district court for the Texas Senate and House and U.S. House.

The Boerne High and Boerne Champion boys soccer teams met at BISD Stadium Friday night in district competition. See today’s sports section, pages 11-13.

Happy... ...Birthday March 6 Calen Hamilton Don Burgess Rosemary Coleman Leonard Franklin Carol Miller Meg Niece Beatrice Parker Mildred Wilson March 7 Debra Duncan Jerry Gamble Frances Porras March 8 Dawn Highsmith Jeanna Lauda Robert Magers Joyce Puckett Betty Radwin Betty Tracy

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BISD to begin study of 2013 bond election

March 6 Robert & Pamela Felton March 7 Donna & Douglas Barker

Deaths Marjorie Corder For complete obituaries, see page 2 and at www.boernestar. com.

Index At the Trail Bookworm Capital Highlights Classifieds Crossword Focus on the Family Off the Main Paws for Thought Records Service Directory Sports Sticks & Stones Viewpoints

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The Friends of the Boerne Public Library's 30th annual book saleFriday through Sunday at the Kendall County Fairgrounds attracted in the neighborhood of 2,000 people, who spent an estimated $25,000. Friends president Cheryl Perz said Sunday's closeout of the $5 bag sales was a huge success. City of Boerne employees moved 1,745 boxes from the FriendShop to the fairgrounds for the sale. Top, Mikayla, Aubrey and Bria Moehrig each found just the right thing to read ... and even to chew. Above, Carol Loyd admires her reading choices, while friend Charlie Shanklin teases that she Star photos by Elena Tucker "got all the ones" he wanted.


Food service may not have been the kind of community service they anticipated, but several public officials have already signed up to serve diners at the upcoming Kronkosky Place Second Anniversary Dinner on March 29 and more are expected. During the regular meeting of the Kendall County Commissioners Court Feb. 27, Assistant County Attorney Nichole Short, a member


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along with him. Since Feb. 27, Kendall County Sheriff Roger Duncan, Sheriff’s Department Lt. Shad Prichard and Boerne Mayor Mike Schultz have agreed to serve as waiters, Short said. A competitive “gratuity contest� is planned where diners are solicited for tips by the wait staff member, which will be donated to the center. The wait person who collects the

Boerne Independent School District trustees agreed to requirements and a proposed timeline that could lead to a May 2013 bond election. Long-Range Planning Subcommittee members Lydia Beaver, Susan Hulett, Jennifer Christiansen, Don Tillis, Jeff Haberstroh and Superintendent David Stelmazewski developed the recommendations and outlined them to trustees during their Feb. 27 meeting. The timeline ranges from conducting meetings with the community in March, convenStelmazewski ing a new long-range planning meeting to review needed objectives in May to starting work on a bond election in November. The subcommittee’s objectives include proposing a bond to meet the needs of the BISD; receiving community feedback; and consider supporting a successful bond. “We need a roadmap moving forward,� Stelmazewski said. “This subcommittee understands the district still

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of the board of directors at the center for active adults over age 55, told commissioners about the center’s second anniversary dinner fundraiser and invited each to participate as a wait staff member to serve two tables of 10 people each, to be assisted by as many helpers as they wish to bring along. Short said Kendall County Attorney Don Allee had already agreed to serve as a wait staff member and she hoped the commissioners and candidates for office would participate


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OBITUARIES Marjorie Thompson Corder Feb. 17, 1933-March 2, 2012 Marjorie Clotile Thompson Corder passed away Friday, March 2, 2012. Clotile was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Owens, to Lorene Alford Evans and Charles B. Thompson. Her husband of 60 years, Ray C. Corder Sr., preceded her in death. She leaves behind many who will miss her everyday: her two children, Debbie Etheredge (Bural) and Ray Corder Jr. (Kim); her six grandchildren, Amy Etheredge Elam (David), Katie Etheredge Deal (Troy), Zach Corder Etheredge, Kortnie Corder Thomas (Ryan) Ross Corder, and Ashton Corder; and her seven-great grandchildren, Nathan, Natalie and Nicklaus Elam, Chloe and Tucker Meeks, Ansleigh Deal, Tye and Layne Thomas, with more to come. She is also survived by her sisters, Charlene Cain (Harry), Shaye Evans; and brother Jim Evans (Kathryn) and numerous extended family members. Clotile grew up in Brownwood. She graduated from Brownwood High School, went to Texas Woman's University and graduated from the University of Houston. She was head of the business department at Pearland High School for 27 years. Upon retirement, her husband and she moved from Pearland to Boerne where Ray and she felt like they were on a permanent vacation. She considered her greatest achievement to be her family. She was the heart of her home and nurtured her family with love, laughter, and a listening ear. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a servant's heart and a loving nature. Clotile was a gracious hostess. She always had a smile on her face and a warm welcome to all. Honor goes to women who are gracious and kind. - Prov. 11:16. She was full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Being raised in the country with a large extended family provided stories and experiences that she talked about throughout her life. Those years were the basis for all the bedtime stories she told her children and grandchildren. Her family will miss her sweet spirit. She was a joy to us all. Her children rise up and bless her. - Prov. 31:28 We celebrate her life on Earth as she enters Heaven with a funeral service on Wednesday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Boerne Church of Christ, 1 Upper Balcones Rd. A private interment will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher. com and select the Obituaries tab. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either the American Alzheimer's Association online, by mail PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or by phone 800-272-3900 or the Darrell K. Royal for Alzheimer's Research online at or The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease, c/o The Dallas Foundation, 3963 Maple Ave. Suite 390, Dallas, TX 75219. Arrangements with Ebensberger%2OSEWOODs"OERNE 4EXAS   sWWWEBENSBERGER lSHERCOM Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.


FROM PAGE 1 most tips will receive prizes.

Tickets to the dinner at the center, 17 Old San Antonio Rd. in Boerne, are $20 each. For more information, call the center at 830-249-2114. Kronkosky Place offers numerous activities, events, programs and services to hundreds of members in the area to encourage them to take an active role in maintaining their physical and mental health as they age. The center relies on grants, donations and fundraisers to operate. The commissioners also: • Left the ban on outdoor burning off. Those planning to burn should avoid doing so on windy days. • Presented service awards to Pedro Fernandez, Facilities Department, five years; Josie Below, District Clerk’s Office, five years; and Dana Baethge, Auditor, 15 years. • Approved a three-year technical service support agreement

with Physio Control to service four heart monitors used on EMS units. • Approved paying Road and Bridge Department employees for emergency calls they made. • Approved a request for relief from plat and road frontage requirements on the division of property at 832 State Highway 46, resulting in a new lot that will be a minimum of three acres in order to create the necessary sanitary easement for a well and septic system to be installed for a new home. • Approved a request to name a private road in the Foothills Mobile Home Ranch as December Lane. • Approved an amending plat to move a lot line between two lots in Cordillera Ranch. • Approved an amending plat in Tapatio Springs to change the name of a portion of Blue Heron Blvd. to Resort Way. • Approved an amending plat combining part of one lot with another in Sleepy Hollow. • Received a report summarizing the activities of the Road and Bridge Department during January.

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Fabra Elementary School teacher Clarissa Cantu, left, was honored by Boerne Independent School district board of trustees president Bob Ogle as the Region 20 Dual Language Teacher of the Year during the Feb. 27 meeting. Cantu was also selected as Fabra's Teacher of the Year. At right, Champion High School tuba player Everett Burnley was recognized for making first chair on the Class 4A All-State Band. He is with band director Kevin Arnott. Star photos by Jay Ermis


FROM PAGE 1 has needs. Those needs haven’t gone away. There may be additional needs. Everyone is anxious to get past the bond election that failed and start moving forward.

“There are opinions on how we should proceed. Voters turned down the previous bond and we need to go back and get a fresh perspective from all stakeholders involved. If that is the case, it’s going to take some time.� Stelmazewski said the subcommittee looked at a May 2013 bond election and backloaded with a proposed timeline. “The first step in the process was for the board to agree and they did,� he said. “With their approval, we can move forward and start with a schedule of events involving the community and what we need to do to continue as an excellent school district and if there needs to be


FROM PAGE 1 The election was then set for April 3, but that date fell by the wayside when an agreement could not be reached on the redistricting plans, which were finalized last week. In the Kendall County Republican Primary, there are four contested races. Kendall County Sheriff’s Lt. Shad Prichard and retired Department of Safety Trooper Al Auxier are seeking the sheriff’s position. Audra Miller, Mike Fincke and Charlie Boyd seek the Precinct 1 commissioner’s position and Brandon Tindall is challenging longtime Precinct 3 Commissioner Darrell Lux. Mary Fox and Steve Faseler seek the Precinct 3030 chairman’s position. Ken Mercer will seek a new term representing District 5 on the State Board of Education. He is opposed by Steve Sawyer. Other incumbents filing for reelection in Kendall County are: County Attorney Don Allee, Tax Assessor-Collector James Hudson, Precinct 1 Constable Don White, Precinct 2 Constable Milburn Dearing, Precinct 3 Constable Forres Meadows, Precinct 4 Constable Robbie Pankratz; and Bruce Curry, 216th District Attorney. County Republican Party Chairman Toni Anne Dashiell and County Democratic Chairman John Weir have filed for re-election. On the state level, incumbent Sen. Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio and state Rep. Doug Miller of New Braunfels have opponents in the GOP primary. Wentworth will be challenged by Dr. Donna Campbell of New Braunfels and Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Elizabeth Ames Jones for the District 25 position. The 25th District includes all or portions of Kendall, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays and Travis counties. Miller, the District 73 representative for Kendall, Bandera, Comal and Gillespie counties, is being challenged by Rob Smith of Spring Branch. U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith is opposed by Stephen Schoppe

a bond.� Stelmazewski said the timeline includes surveying community members to receive input on what they didn’t like about the November bond. “Community input and the survey will help us determine a list of items and from that a possible amount of the bond would be determined,� he said. Stelmazewski said the BISD has been strapped financially by the state’s 2006 target revenue, setting a cap on how much money can be spent on a student. The BISD will also send in more than $10 million this school year to the state’s Robin Hood finance system to help poor school districts. With the $10 million, the BISD will have sent in roughly $50 million to the state since the program started. “With the budget cuts from the last legislative session, we don’t have a lot of options,� he said. “If we are to keep up with technology, buy buses and be able to address aging facilities, a bond

in his bid for re-election to Congressional District 21. Other key dates in the primary election include: Deadline for county parties to conduct ballot order draws — March 12 First day a voter may submit an application for a vote-by-mail ballot for the primary — March 30 Voter Registration Deadline — April 30 Deadline To Mail Military And Overseas Ballots — April 14 Date by which county election officials must issue new voter registration certificates to voters — April 25 Date by which, voter registration or change of address cards must be postmarked in order to be effective for the primary — April 3. Early Voting Period — May 14–May 25. Voter Registration Deadline — July 2. Deadline To Mail Military And Overseas Ballots — June 16. Early Voting Period For Runoff Election — July 23–July 27. For more information on Texas elections and voter registration, visit

will be critical. “We are a growing district. Things are not going to get any better unless we are proactive about making it better. We have seen steady growth and the potential for rapid growth is right on our door step, especially if more subdivisions open.� “We want to stay ahead of the situation, if possible, so we have excellent schools,� Stelmazewski

said. “Boerne ISD is one of the things that make this community special. We need to continue to evaluate it and support it. We have to look at what we need to do to maintain excellence in our school system. “There may be a different perspective from people that we didn’t realize when the last bond failed. Let’s look at it with fresh eyes and an open mind.�

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Community First BHS teens join BMSN students in National History Day competition While it has become common that Boerne Middle School North students win regional history competitions and go on to compete at nationals, this marks the first year a Boerne High School team will join them. A history project designed to honor the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen earned two BHS students recognition. Andrew Lucas, 16, and Patrick Stoner, 15, both sophomores, received an award in AfricanAmerican history at the Regional National History Day competition in San Antonio on Feb. 25. The two collaborated on a display that depicted the struggle, accomplishments and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in words, pictures and models. The display, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Pioneers of Aviation,â&#x20AC;? garnered the Willie Lee Gay Award for AfricanAmerican History. The award is named for the history teacher who has dedicated her career to preserving and promoting African-American history. The Tuskegee Airmen, popularly known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Tailsâ&#x20AC;? owing to the paint scheme of their aircraft, were the pilots and ground crews of segregated fighter and bomber squadrons in WWII and had their start in Tuskegee, Ala. The fighter pilots earned praise for their dedication in escorting bomber missions over Germany and are the subject of a recent feature film. The tri-fold display board, which the teens had been working on since December, was the result of hours of research, both in primary and secondary sources. Stoner and Lucas were afforded an opportunity by the San Antonio chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. to meet and interview two survi-

vors of the Tuskegee Airmen at a screening of the George Lucas (no relation) documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Double Victory.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a lot of long hours, but it was worth it learning about how amazing these men were, especially in the face of prejudice,â&#x20AC;? said Stoner. The project on Tuskegee Airmen â&#x20AC;&#x153;opened my eyes to a subject that I would not have known otherwise,â&#x20AC;? Andrew Lucas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeing their hardship better informed me about racial tensions in the 1940s.â&#x20AC;? BMSN Boerne Middle School Patrick Stoner and Andrew Lucas will represent North sent 23 students to the Boerne High School at the state National History San Antonio regional history Day competition in May. fair and over half qualified for the state contest May 4 and 5 at the Bob Bullock History Cady Stanton. They all qualified for the state Museum in Austin. competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is great to see students so excited about Also qualifying for state were Maddie Bear, history,â&#x20AC;? said Bryan Degner, BMSN history who placed second in individual performance teacher who has previously guided National and received the Eric McGarrah Military HisHistory Day scholars to honors and awards at tory award; and the team of Will Malley, the state and national levels. He also served as Lilly Knopf, Bridger Navarro, Peyton Goar advisor for the two BHS students. and Dabney Quin who received the Jewish First place winners from BMSN included History award and placed second in group Catie Rickert, who won in the Historical paper performance. category; Kassidy Davis and Kacie Gee who Third place awards went to Mica and Kendall won in the Junior Group Documentary cat- Schneider in the Junior Group Documentary egory; and the team of Haley Peters, Celeste category, and to Chloe DeVries for her individMoon, Aubrey Wilson and Lee Schulze who ual performance. DeVries also received the Jane won with a group performance on Elizabeth McCallum Women in Texas History award.

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Viewpoints A different kind of crusade – it’s a Mystery Garden I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of Victory Gardens, by the image of hundreds of well-intended non-gardeners hacking into their lawns, planting seed in order to wreak havoc on the Hun. It’s a great marketing concept. Although these patches of carrot and lettuces were more akin to Survival Gardens because of the rationing that went on during the war, the term Victory Garden flows as cheerfully and easily through consciousness as a backyard brook. Our family’s been enjoying our first Winter Garden. It’s nothing to do with “victory” or “survival,” rather it is a Surfeit Garden since I swear every lettuce seed we planted must’ve risen to the cause. Assuming each package indeed contains 500 seeds (I take that on faith), and having planted four packages of lettuce … well, the math is elementary enough. Our backyard Surfeit Garden abuses the definition of bounty. The Old Fellers have eaten salads. Sparky has eaten salads. The Breadwinner has eaten salads. Last night I was

watching an episode of Top Chef in which they all made salads. That struck a chord, so I went out by moonlight, harvested a bouquet of greens and crunched away on a bedtime salad. There’s been no shortage of dietary fiber for us lately. We have given away bags of lettuce, and still it keeps coming; we’ve become lettuce menaces. When folks and friends see us coming, they pull up the hoods on their sweatshirts, don fake mustaches, slide down under the steering wheels of their vehicles and refuse to answer their phones. There’s another garden in the making. Xeriscape is to replace all of last year’s dead St. Augustine. Unable to afford nursery plants, I bought seeds that would bring my butterfly and hummingbird paradise from blueprint to reality. The list of seed packets filled an entire page and cost almost $100. Getting these seeds to grow is a major undertaking. I saved every conceivable container, cutting the bottoms out of Dr. Pepper bottles


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and milk cartons and drilling drainage holes. I made little identification stakes. I purchased peat pellets. I dug fragrant, worm-rich dirt out of the compost base. A couple of weeks ago I assembled all of my supplies, donned my granny-glasses, picked up a pair of tweezers, and got to work. Of the several dozen seed varieties, almost all were near-microscopic. Nevertheless, I meticulously manipulated the seeds, peering at them through my magnifiers, tweezing them up and dropping each into peat cells that were in turn carefully tucked into beds of soft soil in scrupulously classified containers. The end result was a breathtaking marvel of neatness and planning - organized promise at its best. I could practically see

the hummingbird and butterfly utopia as visualized in my plans. Young dogs on the other hand, are apparently not breathtaken by marvels of neatness and preparation or by the best of organized promise. In fact, that very tidiness can present the greatest kind of challenge. In the eyes of a naughty young dog, order is the enemy, and the Lil Imp, left unsupervised for longer than was prudent, wreaked havoc on her Hun. I was left with a ruin of overturned containers, dumped over dirt, scattered seed cells, and chewed up identification stakes. It was the sorriest of sorry sights, and as I cleaned up, I had no words at all for that bottom-of-the-heap pooch. The Lil Imp knew it too. She folded into the sorriest of sorry stances. The Breadwinner and Sparky knew better than to say anything, and even the Old Fellers fell silent. The only cheerful element in our household that morning was the lettuce, which just kept right on flourishing. However, a fortnight later, with warmer

weather drifting across the Hill Country, the Surfeit Garden will begin to count down its lettuce days. My seed garden, on the other hand, has begun sprouting the tiniest of itty-bitty specks, dots of green poking out of those microscopic seeds. So far so good. Just one problem: thanks to a mischievous dog, I have no idea what’s what. So much for my carefully drawn plans and my clear mind’s-eye picture. So much for all those identification stakes. My front xeriscape garden has taken on the uncertainly of a mirage. It won’t be a Survival Garden, it won’t be a Surfeit Garden, it won’t be a Winter Garden, and it won’t be a Victory Garden – unless we count the Lil Imp, that is, who scored one of the biggest coups of all gardening history. Fact is, I can’t know how this garden will end up. It was a carefully laid plan, now it’s a muddle, a puzzle, a whoknows. The only thing I know for sure is this: what we’re going to end up with is a Mystery Garden.

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Nothing ventured; nothing gained “Remember Solyndra the ‘green’ solar panel company that spent a half-a-billion of your federal tax dollars before filing for bankruptcy last year?” Yeah, Kevin keep reminding us. The same could hold true for other ventures. The oil and gas companies have perfected their system of fracking in order to release natural gas for production. When I worked in the oil patch in the ‘80s they were fracking wells then. It has taken the oil companies a long time, a big investment and some tax relief (how many billions of tax revenue has that cost us?) in order to get to the level they are at today

to produce these fields. I think it would be fair to say that if this approach of experimenting had not come about, then the level of gas production would not be where it is today. If we are going to complain about a venture that went south, then isn’t it time to put an end to a tax loophole that was put in place to help start-up oil companies offset their risk? The oil companies are making huge profits today. These tax incentives have far outlived their intent and need to be phased out. I am all for companies taking risks and experimenting with trying to build a better widget. In the end, if they are successful, we all win. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. - Richard Caldwell, Boerne

What happens when entitlements grow The health care article I recently penned prompted an inordinate amount of fan and hate mail. I have always loved getting mail, so here’s a follow up. Most respondents agreed that health care prices seem to be based on many factors other than the actual cost of services. Most agreed that navigating the provider / payer / patient web is time-consuming and frustrating. Some concurred that we cannot stay on the same spending trajectories and maintain solvency and quality. Others believe European models offer the best example of societal care. With Super Tuesday upon us and Romneycare and the repeal of Obamacare on the tips of tongues, let’s continue the discussion. For the record, I want to care for people in need. Most of us do. For many of us, religious beliefs drive our desire to help. Saying that government should have limits on what it spends on health care for adult citizens is not a betrayal of my religion. It’s a belief in it. For decades, religious orders have established and serviced health care centers. As proof, think of the names of the hospitals in our area. But when government expands its health care entitlements, reli-


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gious institutions subconsciously step back. “That’s the government’s job.” Conversely, if the government limits its involvement, I believe the church will step up to meet needs. The reality is that until individuals are personally motivated to maintain healthy lifestyles, there won’t ever be enough government funding to keep up with the demand for free services. As a result, health care providers will continue to drop out of government programs because of poor reimbursement rates. Government will attempt to mandate that providers accept its entitlement programs. Don’t think that can happen? They’re presently forcing each of us to buy insurance. Why can’t they force doctors to take it? If it happens, we will see a decrease in interest in the medical field. Bright minds will pursue more promising careers in less regulated industries. Care will be rationed based

on willingness or ability to wait in long lines. Care quality will diminish. The United States will no longer be a net importer of people seeking the best treatment in the world. We will no longer be a leading exporter of efficacious research and technology. Raising tax rates on “the rich” won’t alter these trends. It will only motivate people of means to take fewer risks, make less money and pay fewer taxes. Net tax receipts won’t change over time. One friend said it is tempting to think that “millions will literally die in the streets” without a nationalized health care system. I agree that the temptation is real because the needs seem great. But with faith, discipline, shared responsibility and a high view of the human capacity to overcome adversity, we can resist the urge to hand over one-sixth of our economy to the government. If we let the free market do its work to expose and reduce costs, if we encourage charitable organizations to do what they do best, if we reduce malpractice liability for volunteering providers, if we keep the onus on individual citizens to live healthy lives, then we will continue to be a world leader both in health and health care.

I never really thought I would end up as a cynic. My mother and father didn’t teach me to distrust the motives of my fellows, and it certainly did not happen overnight. Somehow I always thought advertisers were truthful and politicians had the best interests of their constituents in mind. I even thought dentists detested pain. But then there was today. I walked into a garage minding my own business, hoping the mechanic would smilingly say my old truck just needed a jumpstart, and then it happened. I met myself face to face. This old fellow was standing there holding a large brown envelope with one of those large picture windows. It said, on the cover in large black type that reached out and grabbed you by the pocketbook, “Alvin L. Logan, you and Marvin G. Castleman have just won a total of $1,667,000.” He thrust it at me and said, “It has my name right there in print and it says I have won all this money. They couldn’t do that if it was not true, could they?” He had about a four-day growth of beard on his jaws and a plaintive note in his voice and I should have been warned. He needed that hope. I said, “My wife gets one just like that every now and then.” She does, too, you know that. He looked at me and there was a note of fierce disbelief as he said, “But my name is right there on the letter!” I didn’t let it alone as I should have. “They have a computer down there that can print your name, rank and serial number and then sing the “Star Spangled Banner” if they punch the right buttons. Besides that,” I said, revealing the true depravity of my character, “It says you and Castleman have won. You may have won two cents and this fictitious Castleman all the rest.” I left him then and he didn’t say thank you or goodbye, and the mechanic did not say my old pickup just needed a jumpstart, as I expected, cynic that I am. There is no great satisfaction in knowing that I am not alone with my skeptical look and my upraised brow. The old question, “What’s the catch” has been around a long time and its usage in one form or the other is heard in daily conversation because there is a lot to be skeptical about. When the Coach heard what I had done she gave me some further instructions and I promised to think things over. What is a fellow to do when

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Court order sets date for primary election AUSTIN - Dates put on the calendar make the prospect of party primaries seem more concrete now. An order by a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas in San Antonio, set May 29 as the date of the 2012 general primary election and July 31 for the primary runoff election. Despite continuing questions and objections over redrawn state House and U.S. congressional districts, the order written by Judge Orlando Garcia and dated March 1 includes a list of primary-related deadline dates for federal, state, county and local offices. In a long list of requirements in Garcia’s



court order is the reopening of the filing period for candidates. Filing was set to begin March 2 and end at 6 p.m. on March 9. Furthermore, the order waived the state law requiring that a runoff election be held no earlier than the 20th nor later than the 45th day after the final canvass of the main election for any municipal, school, or other political subdivi-

sion election held on May 12. It also suspended the requirements of any home-rule city charter relating to runoff election dates to allow for compliance with the order. COACH PUTS FACE ON ALZHEIMER’S Darrell K. Royal, head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns football team from 1957-76, appeared in the state Senate Chamber on Feb. 28 to promote efforts to understand and deal with Alzheimer’s disease. Royal, 87, suffers from Alzheimer’s. Royal’s wife Edith spoke to the Joint Interim Committee on Alzheimer’s Disease, an assembly

of lawmakers tasked with studying the economic impact of the disease over the next five years and working toward mobilizing assets to combat it. Standing with the Royals were celebrated Texans Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey. State Health Commissioner Dr. David Lakey estimated 340,000 Texans suffer from the disease and the state’s minimally funded Alzheimer’s disease program was cut by 50 percent by the Legislature. While most of the estimated $65 million cost of Alzheimer’s treatment in Texas is

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What to do when the vet says 'medicine' and your pet says, 'NO!' So there you are back at home with your sick pet and a sack full of pills and maybe some special food that your pet refuses to eat. You took your pet to the vet

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Here are some helpful tips for home care after a visit to the vet’s office. If you have a cat: Before you left the clinic you may have expressed significant resistance to giving medications and anxiety has set in. The vet’s office recommends a “pet piller” or some “pill pockets.” If your cat is easy to handle, I would recommend you ask the vet staff to show you how to hold or restrain the cat and give the medication. You can hold the cat by the ‘scruff” of the neck or wrap the cat in a towel. Cats are tough and you will not hurt them by holding them firmly. If your cat absolutely refuses to cooperate with taking medication, and you need to rely on treats or Canned “squirt” cheese, meat-flavored baby food, rotisserie chicken, thin sliced lunch meat, cream cheese and regular

to use canned “squirt” cheese, canned cat food or pill pockets. This will usually not work with peanut butter, braunschwieger, liquid medications and it is best rotisserie chicken and lunch NOT to crush the tablet or open meats or pill pockets. Cheese and hot dogs work well capsules in the food. Cats have a very strong sense too, but not the best choices if of smell and dissolving the tablet treating for an upset stomach. Again, I recommend not openwill make the food smell like ing capsules or crushing pills. medicine. If your cat tends to hide after a Some dogs just won’t eat if they car ride and you know you will feel bad and this may not be so need to monitor the appetite and bad. If a dog is having diarrhea, it give medication for a few days, is best not to feed them for 12-24 plan on keeping your cat in small hours, offer plenty of water and confined area when you return then start feeding bland food sent home. Set up in a bathroom is from the vet’s office or a small amount of boiled rice. ideal so they can’t hide. For both dogs and cats, don’t If you absolutely can’t give your cat’s medication, call the give up on the medications, they vet’s office and ask for help. It were prescribed for a reason and is especially important for cats the entire prescription should be to eat even when they are sick. finished. If you were sent home with They should not have restricted calories for longer than 36 hours. special food and the pet won’t eat There are appetite stimulants it, you can return it to the clinic available, so if your cat refuses to try other brands that are availto eat after returning home, be able if your veterinarian feels it is best to use the prescription diets sure to call the vet’s office. for a while. If you have a dog: Dogs are much better about taking medication because they will Dr. Oesterling is owner of Heart usually eat just about anything. For those dogs that are picky or of the Hills Vet Center, 117 Comnot feeling well and need encour- merce Ave., Boerne. Visit www. agement to take their pills, I like

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FROM PAGE 4 he is bombarded in word and in print with so many things that are patently untrue and blatantly selfserving? Can he solve it like the fellow who read that rich foods were bad for the heart, and solved the problem by giving up reading? Because there truly are a lot of untrustworthy people out there, should everyone be painted with the same brush? After I had thought it over awhile, I decided that giving up some reading and some listening might not


FROM PAGE 4 covered by Medicare, Lakey said, many Alzheimer’s sufferers don’t receive needed services. Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Deputy Commissioner Jon Weizenbaum estimated there are 2.7 million Texans providing informal caregiver tasks for Alzheimer’s sufferers. RRC ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN The Texas Railroad Commission on Feb. 28 elected current Commissioner Barry Smitherman chairman. Smitherman, who joined the agency in July 2011, succeeds former Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones as chair. Ames Jones resigned from office last month to run for a state Senate seat. “As Texas energy production is increasing at an unprecedented rate, the Railroad Commission must continue to maintain a fair and predictable regulatory climate in this state,” Smitherman said, and expressed eagerness to work with the state Legislature and the Sunset Advisory Commission in the 83rd regular session, scheduled to convene in January. The Railroad Commission will undergo Sunset review, a process that scrutinizes each state agency and recommends whether an agency should continue or be dissolved. MOST SCHOOLS ARE ACCREDITED State law gives the Texas edu-

be altogether bad. If I am going to set myself up for the folks trying to sell newspapers, cars, themselves and the like, then I shouldn’t be blaming the world and puncturing the dreams of bearded old men in garages in retaliation. After all, I hadn’t actually read his letter. It may have been one in a million and been the real thing. And even if it wasn’t I should have remembered that most of the satisfaction we get out of life is in the anticipation, and let him keep his dream a little longer. Walking across the stage to receive a diploma brings a fine feeling of accomplishment, but its duration is nothing compared to

the anticipation that preceded it. Becoming a financial success is a fine thing, but many times it rings hollow in light of the anticipation of gaining it. Retirement is sometimes greeted with the thought, “Is this all it is?” I also remembered that whatever happens I always believe what someone tells me personally, and when I ask someone to return my phone call I wonder what terrible tragedy has befallen him when he does not do so. My cynicism is really not all that advanced. The Coach was just laying a guilt trip on me to distract me from all those awards she receives.

cation commissioner authority to impose sanctions against any school district or charter school that receives a lowered accreditation status. This year, 97 percent of school districts and charter schools earned state accreditation based primarily on academic and financial performance. In a March 1 Texas Education Agency new release, Education Commissioner Robert Scott said 1,185 out of 1,220 districts and charter schools met the requirements. Accreditation status for each district and charter can be found at accredstatus/. PHONY EMAIL TARGETS CITIZENS Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on March 1 warned citizens not to open attachments,

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Question: My husband just returned from his first deployment to Afghanistan. We’re both feeling a bit intimidated by one another after a year apart. How do we deal with this? Jim: Military families face challenges that those of us in the general population don’t have to experience. Thanks to your husband for his service to our country and to you for supporting him in that role. Author Erin Prater has developed a list of tips for couples who are struggling to “reconnect” after a deployment. Here are a few: 1) While it may be tempting to plan a surprise homecoming party or family get-together, such celebrations may overwhelm your spouse. Ask him how he’d like to celebrate. 2) Remember the good old days of dating when the two of you remained engrossed in communication for hours? Enjoy frequent conversation, and relearn his temperament, preferences and quirks. 3) Laughter really is the best medicine during stressful times. Read the Sunday comics together or watch a funny movie. Don’t be afraid to act silly around each other; it’s a fun way to develop intimacy. 4) Offer a back scratch or massage when your husband has a hard time sleeping, but make sure he knows you don’t expect one back. 5) Be available to watch movies or news reports about the conflict in Afghanistan. It’s never wise to force a service member to watch such material, but a spouse who is otherwise unwilling (or possibly unable) to talk about difficult experiences might find it easier to express while viewing footage. 6) Find others you can help as a team. Spend time with the child of a deployed soldier or bring cookies to war veterans. You’ll find yourselves naturally refocused when working together to benefit others.


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You can find Erin’s full list of tips for reconnecting after deployment at Question: About six months ago, my sister and I had a big blowup. We haven’t spoken since. There’s a family reunion coming up and I’m thinking of making other plans. Any advice? Juli: A Spanish proverb says, “An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.” The beautiful thing about families is the long-term nature of the connection, through thick and thin. In practically every other relationship, if you have a blowup or disagreement, you can just let the bond of friendship fade. You see each other less and less often until you’ve drifted apart. But you and your sister can never stop being sisters. Holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings, decisions about aging parents ... each will connect your worlds again. Answers to puzzle at left

Only in family relationships are we forced to walk through conflict and hurt feelings throughout the course of life. I think the most difficult step in resolving a conflict like this is the question, “Who goes first?” Family members can stew over pretty minor arguments for years because both parties are too stubborn to take a step toward peace. My advice is to take the initiative to mend the relationship with your sister before the reunion. I’m sure she has fault in the blowup; she may even be more at fault than you are. But show your love and maturity by taking responsibility for your part. You might send a card that says something as simple as, “I miss our friendship. Let’s start over.” Or just give her a call to say, “I’m really sorry we fought. It doesn’t change how much I love you.” Whether your sister responds or not, you will have peace throughout the family reunion knowing that you’ve done what you can to extend goodwill. Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family; Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist. Submit questions to: © 2012 Focus On The Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 This column brought to you courtesy of


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KC Horse Club takes 3rd in district, advances to state The Kendall County Senior Horse Judging Team placed third in district competition at the San Antonio Livestock Expo, earning the team the right to advance to 4-H State competition at State Round-Up in Lubbock this summer. The Intermediate-Junior Team placed fifth. From left, back - Horse Club Director Kerianne Robertson and coaches Krista Upham, Sladen Summers; middle - seniors Sara Turner, Claire Robertson, Tori Summers and Zoe Dolder, with horse club co-manger Andra Wisian; front - juniors Jordan Maldonado, Alex Hawkins, Trent Wisian and Josh Morrison.

Coggin Galbreath, a seventh grader at Geneva School of Boerne was declared the 2012 Spelling Champion. Preliminary rounds were held in class and the winners qualified for the final held before the entire middle school student body. Keelin Smith took second place and Josh Chandler and Hogan Petrie tied for third. The Cibolo Creek Elementary Spelling Bee Champion is fourth grader Ethan Evans; sixth grader Jack von Rosenberg was named runner up. Gailbreath and Evans will go on to compete at the 59th annual Regional Spelling Bee Saturday, March 10, at Trinity Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laurie Auditorium.

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Friends score another big success with Book Sale Another fabulous Friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; book sale has come to an end. Over the past weekend more than 2,000 people came for some good deals at the 30th annual Friends of the Library Book Sale. More than 1,740 boxes of wonderful books, movies, music and magazines were transferred to the Kendall County Fairgrounds from the FriendShop next to the library. There were two new ways to make extra money for the library this year, and the library staff is amazed at the genius of these ideas! The first was to ask people to sponsor a table for $100 each. Many people and businesses took advantage of this program. The second idea was to open the book sale one hour early on Friday to Friends members only. Needless to say, many people signed up on the spot to get a first glance at all the great deals! After all the commotion settles down weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a really accurate dollar amount on what was raised, but we know that it was about $25,000. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to make this sale so successful, and we also appreciate all the generous people who purchased all the materials at the sale! COOL WEATHER CLASSIC Stop by the library on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m., to enjoy a movie and some popcorn! This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection takes place in Ireland about a former boxer, which is a real departure from John Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usual cowboy movie. It also features that magnificent redhead, Maureen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara. This program is co-sponsored by the City of Boerne Parks & Recreation Department. Popcorn and drinks will be



served. LIVE AT THE LIBRARY The Texas Ladybugs are landing at the library on Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m.! Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet and greet the audience for about a half hour, and then theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start performing at 6:30 p.m. This delightful performance is part of our Live at the Library concert series, which is co-sponsored by the Boerne Public Library Foundation. The Hungry Horse Restaurant is underwriting this particular evening. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping to host the performance on the back lawn, and if we do, please bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Keep an eye out for updates! As always, yummy refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the entire family. HUNGER GAMES On Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m., help us celebrate the most anticipated young adult book-to-movie release since Twilight! Fans of the series are invited to our Hunger Games Party that comes with our own teen-directed Hunger Games movie premiere! Enjoy food, fan-created movies and a costume contest! MYSTERY MAN AT THE LIBRARY Popular mystery writer Ben Rehder will stop by the library on Saturday, March

31, at 11 a.m., to talk about his newest novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chicken Hanger.â&#x20AC;? This book is a departure from his Blanco County whodunits. It is the story of Ricky Delgado, an illegal alien working at a chicken plant south of Laredo. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still has some mysterious and criminal dealings. Following Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk on his writing career and other fun stories, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be selling copies of his books. As always, delicious refreshments will be served. FREE TAX HELP The good folks at AARP are on hand at the library on Mondays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m., through tax season, to assist all eligible taxpayers with their Federal Income taxes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offered on a first-come, first-served basis. STAYING INFORMED You can contact us at 830-249-3053, visit us at, track us down on our Facebook accounts, sign up for our free monthly newsletter, or follow us on Twitter at BoerneLibrary.

Library Happenings Tuesday, March 6 - Computer Class, 10 a.m.; Tax Help, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 - WeePlay for infants and prewalkers, 9:30 a.m.; Little Listeners Story Time for ages 2 and older, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8 - Page Turners, 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 9 - Free Movie, 2 p.m. Monday, March 12 - Food For Thought, noon; Tax Help, 2 p.m.; Computer Class, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 - Tax Help, 2 p.m.; Texas Ladybugs, 6 p.m.

Humorous crime novelist Ben Rehder will stop by the library to talk about his newest book on Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 14 - WeePlay for infants and prewalkers, 9:30 a.m.; Little Listeners Story Time for ages 2 and older, 10:30 a.m.

Boerne Shriners, Masons plan several upcoming events The Boerne Shrine Club and the Kendall County Masonic Lodge 897 has several fundraisers coming up and encourage community support. The local Shriners will hold their annual Gospel Music Show fundraiser for Shriner Hospitals for children on Friday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boerne Convention and Community Center.

Funds raised to go to Shrine Hospitals to support their operations. On Saturday, March 17, the Masonic Lodge will pull out all stops for their annual Fish Fry Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the lodge, 897 E. Blanco. Fried catfish and all the trimmings will be served. The Shrine Club will be back in action on Saturday, April 7, for their

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On hand as Friends of the Boerne Library big book sale volunteers were Dan Basarich, Cheryl Perz, and Judy McVay.

Juanita Jonas, Candace Hahn, and Joan Nitschke put a final touch of organization to one of the many book tables before the crowds arrived for the big book sale.

Addison Graham was pushed Before they began working their way through thousands to the edge of her ride by a of possible purchases, Eileen Denton, Janet Herring, and Carol Harris took time out for a visiting moment. mountain of books.

Dwayne and Mary DeLaPeña were among hundreds of folks who turned out for the Friends of Library annual book sale.

Leah, Todd, and Maddie Calder were among the crowd who showed up to gobble down some of the great pancakes at St. Helena’s Fat Tuesday Supper.

Renee Snyder offered jars of St. Helena’s renown “Heavenly Syrup” for sale to those who just couldn’t get enough.

Young Kristen Bond was deeply focused on finding just the right children’s book among the hundreds for sale at the Boerne Friends of the Library event.

Perhaps less engrossed than Enjoying shopping at the Friends big book sale his dad Tim Horn, young Luke together were Delaney Getz, Anthony Grudle, and rode above the book sale ta- England Getz. bles.

Armed with spatulas, Richard Gross and Bruce Calder, assume positions behind their Fat Tuesday pancake griddles at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church.

Showing up at the St. Helena’s Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper to enjoy their own plate of pancakes are Maddie, Melinda, Kate, and Lauren Nevels.

Jim and Elaine Cashion share plates of hotcakes and good conversation with Sally and Don Pryor at the annual Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church to mark the beginning of Lent.

Barbara Buxton Mary Ann Peterson and Julie Tippit chat Dawn Fulgham, Kathy Hubbard and Jessica Minarcin enjoyed about Republican issues when Chicks Having an Awe- visiting at the CHAT meeting, a casual offshoot of the Kendall Country Republican Women. some Time met at the Boerne Wineseller.

Geri Cervantes, Hill Country Newcomers Club president, chats with Norma James at the 35th annual Membership Tea at the Hampton Inn ballroom.

Phylis Monical, left, chairman of the Hill Country Newcomers Club 35th annual tea and styleshow, visits with Kerrie Williams at the event held in the Hampton Inn ballroom.

Flapjack maker extraordinaire Julie Vickery worked her craft at the Fat Tuesday pancake supper hosted as always by St. Helena’s Episcopal Church.

Meg Grier and Besa Martin talked over issues revelant to the Republican party when Chicks Having an Awesome Time met in February.

Members of the Kendall County Republican Women delivered plates of home-baked Valentine cookies to the police department, sheriff’s office, fire department, EMS and the animal shelter. From left, Mary Ann Peterson, Sharron Welch, Patty Moncus, Pat Scrivano, Mary Himlin and Nancy Jo Carr.


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Star Sports Geneva teams fall Chargers, Greyhounds in 1A title games clash in district soccer Boys, girls both state runner-ups The Geneva School of Boerne boys and girls basketball teams advanced to their respective title games on Saturday at Fort Worth Nolan Catholic High School and both were defeated in the championship rounds. The Eagles wrap up their seasons as the TAPPS 1A boys and girls state runner-ups. For the girls team, it was their third straight appearance in the title game. Abby Leeder,

Caroline Lunsford and Lauren Peterson were named to the alltournament team for the Eagles who finished with a 17-6 record. The boys squad, the defending state champs from 2011, concludes their year with a 31-8 mark. Juniors Chris Budde, Nick Thornton and Nolan Townsend were named to the all-tournament team

Boerne Champion picks up pair of 2-0 victories BY KERRY BARBOZA

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The largest soccer crowd of the year was on hand Friday night as the two Boerne ISD boys and girls varsity soccer teams – Boerne Champion and Boerne High – met on the field at BISD Stadium for district games.

In both contests, the Champion soccer teams picked up 2-0 victories over the Hounds. The games were competitive and not decided until the second half. In the boys game, the Chargers were up 1-0 early, but didn’t score their second goal until halfway through the second half. The girls game was tied 0-0 at the break,

with the Lady Chargers adding two second-half goals. In both cases, the Champion teams converted penalty kicks to get their second goals. While Champion has never lost to Boerne in the three years they’ve played, all the head

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Left: Boerne Champion's Madeline Bly (23) and Boerne High's Tayler Drake (25) battle for the ball in Friday's district match between the Hounds and the Chargers.

Comfort High *Thursday – Saturday, March 8-10, Comfort at Llano Tournament GOLF Boerne Champion Boys *Wednesday, March 9, Champion at Mustang Boys Invitational at Golf Club of Texas

Below: Champion's Billy Martin pushes the ball forward as Boerne High players Greg Dennard (7), Edinson Reyes (3) and Aaron Strain (17), along with Champion's Austen McDonough (24) pursue in Friday's district contest at BISD Stadium.

Boerne High *Thursday, March 8, Boerne at Bandera Invitational at Flying L Girls Boerne Champion *Monday, March 19, Champion at Brandeis Tournament at Alsatian Course, 8 a.m. Boerne High *Friday, March 9, Boerne at Bandera Invitational at Flying L VARSITY SOFTBALL Boerne Champion *Friday, March 9, Champion at Uvalde, 5 p.m. Boerne High *Tuesday, March 6, Comfort at Boerne, 7 p.m. Comfort High *Tuesday, March 6, Comfort at Boerne, 7 p.m. *Friday, March 9, Johnson City at Comfort, 7 p.m.

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Geneva Eagles junior Nolan Townsend hits a jump shot in the TAPPS 1A state game. Townsend was the leading rebounder with 14 boards.

VARSITY SOCCER Girls Boerne Champion *Tuesday, March 13, Champion at Alamo Heights, 7 p.m.

Boerne ISD Dog and Pony Baseball Tournament

Boerne High *Friday, March 9, Fredericksburg at Boerne, 5 p.m.

Thursday Champion Field Boerne High Field 10 a.m. Champion vs. Smithson Valley Temple vs. Coronado 1 p.m. Champion vs. La Porte New Braunfels vs. BHS 4 p.m. La Porte vs. Smithson Valley New Braunfels vs. Temple

Girls Boerne Champion *Wednesday, March 7, Champion vs. Kerrville Tivy at BISD Stadium, 7 p.m. Boerne High *Friday, March 9, Fredericksburg at Boerne, 7 p.m. VARSITY TENNIS Boerne Champion *Friday - Saturday, March 23-24, Champion at Kemah Boardwalk Invitational Boerne High *Friday - Saturday, March 9-10, Eagle Tournament at McFarlin VARSITY TRACK Boerne Champion *Thursday, March 8, Champion at Antler Relays in Kerrville Boerne High *Thursday, March 8, Boerne at Deer/Bobcat Relays in Comfort Comfort High *Thursday, March 8, Deer/ Bobcat Relays in Comfort CITY TO HOST SPRING BREAK TENNIS CAMP The city of Boerne will host a Spring Break tennis camp, March 12-16, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the city tennis courts. The cost is $45 for residents and $55 for non residents. For more information contact Ed Puente at (830) 248-1531.

Friday 10 a.m. Temple vs. Smithson Valley 1 p.m. Coronado vs. Smithson Valley 4 p.m. Coronado vs. New Braunfels 7 p.m. New Braunfels vs. Champion The Boerne ISD Dog and Pony Baseball Tournament will take place this weekend (see schedule to the right). (L-r): Boerne High baseball coach Bill Merrell, BISD Athletic Director Stan Leech, Dog and Pony owners Noni and Cody Love and Boerne Champion baseball coach Chuck Foster pose for a photo at the restaurant to promote the tourney.

Saturday 11 a.m. New Braunfels vs. La Porte Coronado vs. BHS 2 p.m. Champion vs. Temple Smithson Valley vs. BHS

Queen crowned 26-3A Offensive Hound stringers take 4th at regional tourney MVP, Nowlin voted Newcomer The Boerne High girls basketball team had several players recognized by the District 26-3A coaches. Greyhound sophomore Avery Queen was named the district's offensive MVP, while senior Kendall Nowlin was voted the Newcomer in the district. Boerne High juniors Mallory Grimm and Abby Amick were named first-team all-district, while second-team selections for the Lady Hounds include junior Mariah Escajeda and sophomore Hailey Kowalik. Junior Harlee Taylor was an honorable mention pick for the Lady Hounds. Overall, it was a great year for Boerne High girls team under

For the girls District 26-3A first and second teams, see page 12. head coach Amy Ruede. The Lady Greyhounds made their first playoff appearance since the school reopened three years ago. BHS went 24-12 and was 10-2 in district to get second. Their only two losses in 26-3A came to district champ Navarro who beat the Hounds by a combined eight points in their two meetings. The Boerne High girls team ended their season with a playoff appearance against Salado where they were defeated in the first round in Marble Falls.

The Boerne High tennis team placed fourth in the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Region Seven AAA Tournament held last weekend. The Hounds won their quarterfinal dual over Taylor, 11-2, and then lost a hard-fought semifinal match to the Wimberley, 8-11. The Hounds lost two super tiebreakers to the Texans which would have swung the match to BHS. From there, Boerne closed out the tourney with a 10-9 loss to Fredericksburg in the third-place match. Again Boerne lost a super tiebreaker that would have given them the match. Boerne High coach Glen Miller said everyone on the team did his Submitted photo or her best. Zach Kossow and Megan Hendry, shown here in a re- “I am very proud of the effort

cent match, competed with their Greyhound teammates at Saturday's 3A regional tournament.

See TENNIS, page 12

Champion posts 5-1 mark at Seguin softball tournament The Boerne Champion softball team played in the Seguin Tournament this weekend and posted a 5-1 record to stand at 10-1 this year. The Chargers opened district play Monday night against McCollum, for more on that game look in Friday’s Boerne Star newspaper. In Seguin, the Chargers opened with an 8-0 sacking of South San behind 14 hits. Champion scored in four of the five innings. Lacey Burgess had a strong game at the plate and was 4 for 4, with four runs scored, two

CITY TO HOST SKATE BOARD COMPETITION The city of Boerne will host a Skateboard Competition for Spring Break 2012 at the city skate park on Friday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is $15 and is open to anyone 19&U. Call Ed Puente at (830) 248-1531.

Thank a veteran and a serviceman every day

La Porte vs. BHS La Porte vs. Temple

Avery Queen (40) was voted the 26-3A Offensive MVP and Kendall Nowlin (30) was named Newcomer in the district.

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See SOFTBALL, page 12 The Champion infield huddles at the Seguin tourney.



Geneva School of Boerne golfers win tourney


Boerne Mutton Buster takes first

The Geneva School of Boerne boys golf team won the Brackenridge Invitational Golf Tournament on Thursday, March 1, with a team score of 379. Junior Evan Kasprowicz took individual gold with a score of 77 and freshman Albert Arthur finished second with an 85. Other team members were freshmen Trent Drawe, Clayte Kirchner and Matt Blackburn who contributed to the win. The competition field consisted of teams across Texas from schools classified as 3A and smaller. The Geneva School golf teams are coached by Kirk Riggs and Scott Johnson, Director of Golf InstrucSubmitted photo tion at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Geneva first-place finishers in the Brackenridge Invitational Golf Tournament are (l-r): Country Club. Matt Blackburn, Trent Drawe, Evan Kasprowicz, Albert Arthur and Clayte Kirchner.

County baseball, track, tennis and softball teams in action Spring sports teams were in full swing this past weekend. The Boerne Champion and Boerne High baseball teams were entered in the Comal ISD tournament. The Chargers went 4-1 with wins over Ellison, San Marcos, Crockett and Akins and a loss to Calallen. The Boerne High baseballers


FROM PAGE 11 RBI, one double and two triples. She also stole a base. Leslie Valadez and Maddie Boyers finished with two hits each, with Valadez and Megan Oliver each recording doubles. Boyers threw five innings and only gave up one hit in the shutout. She struck out six and walked three. Champion’s only loss of the tourney came to Bandera in a defensive struggle, 2-1, despite out-hitting the Bulldogs. 4-3. Brooke Wallace had three of the team’s hits and scored their only run, while Lacey Burgess had an RBI and Mikaela Kerr recorded a double. Boyers struck out seven, walked


FROM PAGE 11 coaches involved said the Hounds have closed the gap and have made the games more competitive. “I thought Boerne played a lot better than they have in the past,” Champion boys coach David Rogers said. “You have to give them a lot of credit, they played well defensively.” Greyhound boys and girls head coach Humberto Atilano said it’s unique when the two soccer programs match up because the schools don’t compete against each other in any other sport except for swimming. “This is special to have two teams in a small town playing against each other,” he said. “By far, it’s always going to be the biggest crowd of the year. It's good because it brings out the community, it’s good, I like it.” Champion girls coach Samara Weinstein said the two teams know each other very well, which makes the games unpredictable. “It’s a rival game,” she said. “People asked all week, ‘what do you expect out of it?’ and I said ‘you don’t know what to expect because both teams are fired up,

went 1-1-2 with ties to Cuero and St. Michael's, a loss to Crockett and a victory over Antonian. Both the Chargers and the Hounds began district play Monday night, along with the Champion softball team. Champion hosted McCollum in baseball and softball, while the Hounds hosted Navarro.

The Boerne High softball team was entered in the Hondo Tournament last weekend and its softball game with Comfort was moved from Monday to Wednesday at 6 p.m. Comfort was entered in the Hondo softball tourney as well. The Champion and BHS track teams ran last week, with Champion competing in Floresville and

the Hounds in Fredericksburg, while the Comfort tracksters were in Bandera, while the Charger tennis team was at New Braunfels. The Comfort track team will also host a meet Thursday, March 8, with the Hounds scheduled to attend. For results of these events look in Friday's Boerne Star newspaper.

three, gave up three hits and two earned runs. On Friday, the Chargers opened the day with a 12-2 win over Marion. Champion took control from the start and scored five in the first, three in the second and three in the third for the 11-1 advantage. The Chargers had 11 hits in the game and had several standout performances. Brooke Wallace was 2 for 4 with two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases. Stephanie Crumrine went 2 for 3 with a double, four RBI and a stolen base, Mikaela Kerr finished 2 for 2 with a triple, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Kerr was also the winning pitcher after she gave up two runs, one earned, six hits, one strike out and two walks. Later on Friday, the Chargers earned a 9-6 win over Navarro.

Champion was up 5-0 early, but the Panthers scored four in the fifth to make it interesting. The Chargers plated two in the sixth for some breathing room. Maddie Boyers hit a home run and a double and picked up the win from the circle. Boyers gave up eight hits, six runs, five of them earned and struck out seven against three walks. On Saturday, the Lady Chargers had to gut out two tough wins. The first came against Edinburg North, 4-3, in a game Champion won in extra innings. The contest was tied 0-0 until the Chargers plated two in the fourth. Megan Oliver came through with a hit to score two runners after they advanced a base on an illegal pitch. Edinburg North responded with a two-run shot in the sixth to tie it up at 2-2. In the eighth, Edinburg scored

a run, but the Chargers answered when Lacey Burgess hit a tworun triple to right-center to score Leslie Valadez and Sarah Moskal for the win. Maddie Boyers went the distanced and pitched all eight innings. She gave up 10 hits and three runs, while striking out four and walking two. Champion closed out the tourney with a 4-2 win over Highlands. The Chargers had six hits in the game as Leslie Valadez was 2 for 4 with two doubles, one RBI and two stolen bases. Maddie Boyers and Lacey Burgess also added doubles. Mikaela Kerr picked up another win from the circle as she gave up two runs, one earned, three hits, with two strikeouts and one walk. Boyers also picked up the save after she threw the final two frames and struck out three.

it’s a very unpredictable game.’” Rogers agreed that there are no secrets between the two sides. “We see each other practice every day, they see us a lot after school, we know their players, they know ours and the kids play club ball together,” he said. “It’s a community game.” Both schools resume district play this week. The Champion boys played Monday at Kerrville Tivy, the Greyhound boys and girls teams hosted Alamo Heights Monday, while the Lady Chargers will play Kerrville Tivy Wednesday at Boerne ISD Stadium. Boys Billy Martin put the Chargers up 1-0 early in the first half on the corner kick with the assist from Austen McDonough, but from that point on the Greyhounds kept it a one-goal game until the middle of the second half. “We relaxed a little bit and they put it in on us,” said Atilano whose team suffered its first district loss. “After that we stepped it up and evened out the game, it was pretty even the rest of the match as far as effort and intensity.” The Chargers picked up an insurance goal in the 60th minute when the Hounds were whistled for a takedown in the box and

Champion was given a penalty kick. Martin converted the kick for his second goal of the night to make it 2-0. Rogers said his team had a hard time scoring after that first goal, but gave credit to the Hounds for playing good defense. “They played well defensively, they kept a lot of people in front of the ball,” he said. “It was a good strategy keeping everybody in front of the ball. It gave us some fits, we had a hard time trying to get to goal.” Champion’s three-headed monster at goal, Michael Moloney, Grayson VanSickle and Cully Simpson helped the rest of the defense shut out the Hounds. With the win, the Chargers are 9-8 overall and 3-0 in district, while the Hounds are 4-8-3 and 1-1-1 in district. Girls Friday’s girls game was intense and drew four yellow cards before the Chargers won 2-0. Champion broke open a 0-0 game in the second half when Madeline Bly took a pass from Savannah Struck and connected on a 30-yard strike that she laced perfectly into the back of the net just under the cross bar for the 1-0 lead. Atilano said Bly made a nice shot.


FROM PAGE 11 Geneva will move up a division and compete at the TAPPS 2A level next year. Girls The Geneva girls lost to Granbury Happy Hill Farm in the 1A state finals for the second straight year. This year, Happy Hill Farm won the title with a 48-32 victory over the Eagles in the rematch. The Eagles struggled to overcome foul trouble to starting forward Linsey Peterson, who was limited to playing less than half the game before fouling out early in the fourth quarter. With Peterson in the game, the Eagles outscored Happy Hill Farm, 19-17. Geneva also struggled from the free throw line, converting only 6 of 21 attempts. Geneva coach Joe Regnier said although the team was disappointed with the loss, the season was a tremendous success. Geneva made it back to the state tourney this season after graduating 7 of 9 players from last year’s team. Caroline Lunsford was the team’s leading scorer with 17 points, Abby Leeder scored eight, Lauren Peterson added four and Linsey Peterson had three. Lauren Peterson grabbed 11 rebounds and Leeder had four steals. In their state semifinal game,

Geneva freshman Caroline Lunsford’s had 17 points in Saturday's TAPPS 1A state championship game. Geneva beat Spring Providence Classical, 49-20. The Eagles left little doubt about the outcome as they jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter. Geneva outscored PCA 8-7 in the second for the 22-9 halftime lead. In the second half, the Eagles outscored

their opponents 27-11. Abby Leeder led Geneva with 19 points, Caroline Lunsford added 14 and Linsey Peterson netted 10. Lauren Peterson totaled four and Jess Gonzalez had two. Boys The Geneva boys were defeated

“We broke down defensively in the back and she’s a good player and can strike the ball,” he said. It stayed at 1-0 until late in the game when the Chargers were awarded a penalty kick after a take down in the box. Struck converted on the PK and it was 2-0. Weinstein said her team tried a new formation in the first half and it didn’t work as well as they were hoping so they went back to something familiar in the second half and it paid off. “We tried something new in the first half and we weren’t ready for it,” she said. “We just weren’t comfortable with it, but we’ll work on it.” Atilano said he wasn’t sure he agreed with the fouls that were called against him teams in both matches that resulted in penalty kicks for the Chargers. “They were close calls, it’s the referee’s judgment,” he said. “You have to take it for what it was, but I was proud of our effort in both games.” The Charger defense, led by keeper Heather Kowalik, recorded their eighth shut out of the year and second straight in district. Champion is now 8-7-3 overall and 2-1 in district, while the Lady Hounds are 8-4-3 and 1-2 in district.

in the 1A state finals by San Antonio Gateway, 47-37. Gateway led after every quarter and was ahead 12-7 at the end of one. Gateway then took a 21-11 lead into half time after they scored nine and held Geneva to four points. Geneva cut the cap in the third and outscored their opponent 15-11 and was only down by six as they headed into the fourth, but Gateway pushed its lead back up to 10 in the final stanza. Nick Thornton led Geneva with 16 points, Kade Leeder added nine and Jake Martin had six. Jake Martin was the team’s leading rebounder with eight boards, while Nolan Townsend and Zack Jonas each grabbed seven rebounds and Kade Leeder had five boards. In the state semis, the Eagles won a close one 54-50 over Orange Community Christian. Geneva and Orange were tied 11 after one and then Orange took a 26-19 lead into the break after they outscored the Eagles 15-8 in the second. Geneva started to make its move in the third and trimmed the lead to one at 38-37 after they won the quarter, 18-12. In the fourth, Geneva tallied 17 and limited Orange to just 12. The leading scorer was Nick Thornton with 16 points, Zack Jonas added 11, Kade Leeder had eight and Chris Budde five. Nolan Townsend led the Eagles with 14 boards, while Jake Martin and Kade Leeder had four each.

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Samuel Miller of Boerne took first place in the Mutton Bustin’ competition at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo on Wednesdy, Feb. 15. Samuel won a buckle and trophy after he scored an 84 on his ride. His parents are Scott and Shannon Miller.

26-3A All-District Girls Basketball Avery Queen



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Grade FIRST TEAM Boerne Junior Junior

Mallory Grimm Abby Amick Erica Conover Amber Goebel Andrea Besa

Navarro Senior Senior Soph.

Brittany Wooden

Hawkins Junior

Boerne Position Guard Guard Guard Foward Guard

Amber Rendon Jena Ottmers

Fredricksburg Senior Senior

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Chandler White Kelsey Gray

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Caitlin Gillum

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SECOND TEAM Navarro Fresh.

Brittany White Emily Wenzel Allie Doucet

Hawkins Senior Fredricksburg Senior Soph.

Mariah Escajeda Hailey Kowalik

Boerne Junior Soph.

Tara Bowman Kiley Jones Morgan Schindler

Wimberley Senior Soph. Junior

Nicky Schoelles

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Amber West Katie Williams

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FROM PAGE 11 given by each Greyhound in this regional tournament. Each player left it all on the court…they gave a full effort as a team,” he said. “We did narrowly miss our chance to go to the state tournament, but to me these kids are champions in my heart.” RESULTS: The following doubles teams had a perfect record in the regional tournament: 1.Katarina Bujnoch/Tatiana

216 Stefan Ranney 210 Jimbo Ford 204 Frost Readel 203 Douglas Bowman Jr 202 Mike Koenig 202 Woody Gearhart High Series 610 Robert Hodges 581 Douglas Bowman Jr 570 Mike Koenig 549 Frost Readel 542 Jimbo Ford 527 Ron Herzog 527 Stefan Ranney Bujnoch 3-0 2. Jackie Anderson/Lauren Flint 3-0 3. Megan Hendry/Chelbe Hudgens, 1-0 4. Emily Bow/Holly Melcher 2-0 5. Adam Copps/Abby Schell 3-0 The following singles players had a perfect record in the regional tournament: 1. Katarina Bujnoch 3-0 2. Tatiana Bujnoch 3-0 3. Chelbe Hudgens 2-0 4. Lauren Flint 1-0 Also, Adam Copps won two matches and lost one at regional.




Star Sports Freeze Frame Champion and Boerne High meet on soccer field

Star photo: Russell Hawkins

Star photos: Kerry Barboza Dee Arellano of Champion (12) gives chase as BHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boerne and Champion players collide as Byron Hager (11) Boerne Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tannar Clark (left) and Championâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SaMariah Escajeda (23) dribbles the ball. vannah Struck get tangled up in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s match. pushes through with the ball.

Mason Lee (left) of Boerne High (left) is chased by Boerne Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kyla Canavan (8) and Championâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abby Hound keeper Paul Burns makes a stop as Championâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Championâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Matt Dorsey (2) in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s match. Thomas Reeve (10) and BHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taylor Knopf (15) watch. Schmedemann (20) battle for the ball.

Greyhounds advance to third round of state playoffs

Star photos: Kerry Barboza

Ryan Abbott (14) jumps for the opening tip in last Jameson Turner (21) and Reid Malley (40) play defense Bradley Veselka (20) makes a pass to Maverick Harris against the Hurricanes. against the Hurricanes. weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playoff game with Sam Houston.

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Boerne youths win at SA Rodeo calf scramble Lilia Stidhem

Boerne Middle School South FCCLA member Lilia Stidhem represented Boerne Middle School South and the BMSS FCCLA chapter at the Region 5 FCCLA Leadership Conference And Star Event Competition in Corpus Christi recently. She placed first in Advocacy Jr. and will advance to the state competition in Dallas in April. Her topic was The Effects of Living in Poverty for Children and how this impacts them physi-

Two Boerne teens came up winners in the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble. Members of Boerne 4-H and FFA competed for $800 certificates to purchase breeding animals to exhibit in the 2013 San Antonio Junior Livestock Show. One such winner was Clayton Owens, above, a 15-year-old 10th grader who participates in Boerne FFA. He plans to purchase a beef breeding animal with his award. Another was Sterling Shrum, right, 15 and a ninth grade Boerne FFA member. She plans to purchase a swine breeding animal with this award.

cally, emotionally, intellectually and socially. Stidhem did extensive research and discovered both very unsettling statistics and some wonderful things being done in communities across the state and the nation. In addition, she spent many hours volunteering at a local food pantry and is planning a peanut butter drive in mid-March and soliciting community support as well as help from her fellow students.

CCES 4th graders learn about rainfall Levi Tibbs and Greg Wolfe from the Natural Resources Conservation Service demonstrated a rainfall simulator to Cibolo Creek Elementary School fourth graders. Students from Amy McFeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class have been studying soil, weathering and erosion.

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

BOERNE POLICE DEPARTMENT February 29 8:26 a.m., 500 Graham â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer checking on a vehicle he had previously red-tagged found it had been registered and inspected. 9:31 a.m., 100 Torrie Trail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer assisted EMS after an elderly woman tripped over a cat, fell in her front yard and needed help getting up. 11:56 a.m., 900 E. Blanco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a caller complained that political signs were blocking driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; view, an officer checked and found they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a traffic hazard. 12:38 p.m., 31400 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A vehicle pulled over to the side of the road with its emergency flashers flashing drew an officer attention. The occupant explained he had just pulled over to send a text message safely. 12:50 p.m., 31700 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer gave a transient a ride from one convenience store to another to catch a bus. 1:37 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Conflicting stories about how a back-up crash happened was clarified by a witness. 2:39 p.m., 1400 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A 911 call from a bank was attributed to telephone problems. 4:44 p.m., 400 English Oaks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When an officer noticed a front door standing open, he stopped to make sure all was well inside and learned the homemaker had it open to let some fresh air in. 8:18 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller

reported the woman she had let borrow a Direct TV box had stolen it when the borrower refused to return it. 8:21 p.m., 1300 N. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when two vehicles tried to occupy the same space at the same time. 9:42 p.m., Herff Ranch & Lasso Falls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When an officer found a woman trying to put a small metal lid back on a gas-line hole so joggers wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be injured, he stopped to help and notified the gas department to do the job better. 10:09 p.m., 100 Bentwood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer delivered to the pound the stray tan-andwhite boxer-pitbull mix dog a woman found, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep overnight. 11:29 p.m., 100 First St. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a caller reported a motorcycle parked in front of his house was suspicious, an officer located the owner. The caller said he could leave his out-of-gas two-wheeler where it was for the night. Officers also assisted EMS on one call. March 1 5:09 a.m., I-10 mile marker 541 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ambulances were summoned when six people were injured, including one trapped in a vehicle and a small child, when a vehicle hit the guardrail at the Menger Creek bridge. 7:55 a.m., 400 Frey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman asked for advice on how to handle her ex-husbands harassment. 8:56 a.m., Scenic Loop & I-10 frontage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A wrecker was summoned to remove a vehicle that had been red-tagged two days before. 9:31 a.m., 100 Industrial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when two vehicles collided. 2:06 p.m., 37100 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A bus passenger kicked off by the driver for being drunk told police he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intoxicated, but the driver didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like him talking so much. 2:10 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A driver reported a parking lot fender-bender. 2:39 p.m., 600 E. Blanco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A minor was charged with possession of tobacco after being stopped for traffic violations. 2:59 p.m., Charger Blvd. & River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two

vehicles collided, but no one was injured. 3:12 p.m., 1500 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When an officer saw a woman he knew was named in a felony warrant for theft, he stopped and arrested her. A friend was called to pick-up her vehicle. 3:39 p.m., Greyhound Lane â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A coed was charged with assault with bodily injury and taken to a Kerrville juvenile detention center. 4:20 p.m., School & John â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when two vehicles collided in a parking lot. 5:36 p.m., 1200 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a vehicle struck a rock pole, no one was injured but the building owner arrived and picked up the debris and the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insurance information. 7:24 p.m., 500 Adler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After-hours skateboarders were told the park was closed after neighbors complained. 7:28 p.m., 800 Johns Rd. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A couple quarreling over child custody had differing stories the officer tried to sort out. 7:55 p.m., 200 Johns Rd. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a man returned from a school function to find his vehicle missing from the parking lot, he called his soon-to-be-ex-wife who said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just what he gets. An officer provided advice on the civil matter. 8:13 p.m., 400 Rosewood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a drunk man showed up at a relativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apartment and began yelling, the resident shoved him out the door where he tripped and hit his head. Another family member was called to take him home. 8:14 p.m., 100 Sutter Mills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A father reported his juvenile daughter ran away two days previously and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t returned. 9:01 p.m., 100 Old San Antonio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A youth home resident running around naked and injuring herself was treated by EMS and charged with criminal mischief. 9:09 p.m., 1600 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer assisted with traffic control as an oversized double-wide was moved through town. 9:24 p.m., 100 Bluebonnet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A mother reported her on-probation son had violated his 9 p.m., curfew.

There were also two alarm calls that both turned out to be false. March 2 1:23 a.m., 200 Becker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMS wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t needed to help free a woman who needed assistance standing. 3:21 a.m., 500 Fabra â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer looked where a caller said it sounded like a cat was under a living room chair growling at her, but no animal was found. 8:48 a.m., 200 Becker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMS still wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t needed when a woman needed help getting up again. 9:18 a.m., 200 Market â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A human services worker asked police to patrol the area as an irate client was expected. 1:02 p.m., I-10 mile marker 540 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A ladder that wound up on an entrance ramp was removed from the roadway by an officer. Police also responded to one false alarm. KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DEPARTMENT February 28 6:58 a.m., 800 North Creek Rd., Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trash was illegally dumped at the location. 10:36 a.m., 31700 I-10, Boerne - Insurance information was exchanged after two small sedans met each other. 10:52 a.m., 600 Fifth St., Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Illegal dumping was reported. 10:59 a.m., 200 W. Headwaters Ranch Rd., Kendalia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A report of 12 trees being torn down was received, an ongoing problem the caller said. 11:35 a.m., 200 W. Hwy. 46, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller was trying to buy a four-wheeler from a friend but the tile couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be produced so a deputy was asked if it had been reported stolen. 12:04 p.m., 600 W. Hwy. 46, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The white commercial van unable to maintain the lane wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t located. 12:25 p.m., 100 Cascade Caverns Rd., Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The burglary of a building was reported. 1:47 p.m., 400 Fuller Dr., Bergheim â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported shots coming from the back-

side of his property and said a neighbor was firing a fully-automatic rifle and animals on his property had been hit before. 4:12 p.m., 300 Wild Turkey Blvd., Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller was concerned about kids riding skateboards for fear that a vehicle coming over the hill wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see them in time. 6:02 p.m., Shade Ranch Rd., Kendalia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman was horned by a bull about a halfmile from her house, but she got back there to receive medical attention. 6:23 p.m., 522 MM I-10, Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A report was received about a tan sedan driving all over the road. 10:07 p.m., Hein Rd., Waring â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported that private photos of her daughter were being passed around on the Internet. Also, deputies had one alarm call that was false, checked on six businesses and one home, made five traffic stops, assisted EMS twice and the public twice, and handled one call about a suspicious person. Animal Control had seven calls for assistance. February 29 12:56 a.m., 31400 I-10, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The driver of a black truck reported coming from San Antonio and driving between 40 and 80 mph on the interstate, exited in Leon Springs and drove on the wrong side of the access road before stopping in a parking lot at the location. The driver was arrested for public intoxication. 9:30 a.m., 100 Riverwalk, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Internet fraud was reported. 10:05 a.m., 200 Headwaters Ranch, Kendalia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported damage to a lock on a gate. 3:04 p.m., 100 Sunflower, Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The black car with black rims reported speeding in the area wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found. 3:49 p.m., 400 N. Hwy. 87, Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An arrest was made after a report was received about a white Lincoln Navigator driving all over the road. 8:25 p.m., 200 N. Walnut Way, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A son was reported to have kicked his father three times in the stomach and cussed at

him. 11:22 p.m., 300 FM 1376, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No injuries occurred after a vehicle rolled when trying to avoid a deer. 11:29 p.m., 600 Fifth St., Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller wanted a deputy to come by but refused to say why, but an arrest was made. Also, deputies checked on eight businesses and three homes, handled three alarm calls that were false, had one call about an abandoned vehicle, assisted EMS twice and other law enforcement personnel twice, made eight traffic stops, had two calls about suspicious vehicles, and handled three civil process calls. Animal Control had six calls for service. March 1 7:27 a.m., Hwy. 46 at FM 3351, Bergheim â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A school bus driver was unable to turn without assistance because the turn light wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working. The driver called back to report it started working again. 7:34 a.m., Hwy. 46 at FM 3351, Bergheim â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A non-injury accident occurred at the intersection. 2:39 p.m., 545 MM I-10, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The silver Cadillac reported being driven recklessly wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found. 5:12 p.m., 522 MM IHB 10, Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The gold Dodge station wagon driving all over the road wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t located. 9:07 p.m., 545 MM I-10, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The green compact car reported to be weaving in and out of traffic wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found. 11:02 p.m., 100 Meadow Lane, Comfort â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller said people were playing music and being too loud. 11:34 p.m., 1800 FM 1376, Sisterdale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; One man held down another until a deputy arrived to arrest him following a disturbance with a woman who had her eye poked and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see. Also, deputies checked three businesses and two homes, assisted EMS on two calls, made five traffic stops, handled three alarm calls, one of them false, had three civil calls and served two warrants. Animal Control had two calls.

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WAREHOUSE WORKER Mission Pharmacal, a privately held pharmaceutical manfacturing company is seeking a motivated team player to join as a Warehouse Worker. Pulls sales orders to ensure customer parameters will be met. Verifies counts and lot numbers, transfers materials. Samples materials for lab testing and retention. Performs bar code labeling. Fills requisitions. Maintains daily inventory. Scans material as for inventory accuracy. High school diploma. Ability to operate motorized pallet jacks and reach trucks. Good math skills, basic computer knowledge, previous warehouse experience preferred. Ability to lift, push, pull up to 40 lbs. Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace



The renowned Welfare CafĂŠ is currently hiring Wait staff. Be a part of one of the Hill Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most historically signiďŹ cant venues.

Open On-site Interviews Wednesday, March 7th from 1:00 to 5:00.



Technical Secretary Boerne, TX Schneider Engineering, Ltd. is currently looking to ďŹ ll a full time position for a Technical Secretary to prepare Technical SpeciďŹ cations, Bid documents and Contracts. Candidates must possess: s6ERYSTRONGATTENTIONTODETAIL s!BILITYTOMULTITASKINAPROFESSIONALFASTPACED environment. s0ROlCIENCYIN-ICROSOFT7ORDAND%XCELAREREQUIRED s-INIMUMREQUIREMENTOFAHIGHSCHOOLDIPLOMA or GED. 7E OFFER A COMPETITIVE WAGE AND BENElT PACKAGE including a premier 401 (k) plan, medical and dental.

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MANUFACTUING POSITIONS 3RD SHIFT Mission Pharmacal is a privately held pharmaceutical manfacturing company seeking motivated team players to join us. Manufacturing is a semi-automated process. Tends machines, manufactures pharmaceutical products, operates machinery equipment, handles material, completes documentation, assures quality compliance, cleans and sanitizes. Ability to operate forklift, production equipment, manufacturing software preferred. Mechanical aptitude. Ability to lift 50 pounds. Position is located at our Manufacturing Facility, 38505 IH-10 West, Boerne, TX. Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace

FULL TIME PO PO Family Restaurant is now hiring full-time Kitchen, Waitstaff and Bussers. We offer top pay and a friendly environment. Apply in person TuesFri between 2pm and 4pm at 829 FM 289, Boerne, TX. 830-5374194. Full-time Maintenance Man needed. Must be A/C certified. 830816-6500. South Texas Oil Field Gate Guarding, 24/7. Must have RV. Couples only. 877851-7676. El Rio Restaurant now hiring Waitress Staff, Bussers and Dishwasher. Apply in person.

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Thomas Instrument seeks

Hydraulic Test Technician with proven experience in hydraulic power systems, disassembly, troubleshooting and repair of various hydraulic aerospace components.

Survey Assistants

Requirements: ¡ Hands on mechanical and hydraulic knowledge ¡ Must be able to read schematics and blue prints ¡ Setup test equipment to test and evaluate components ¡ Ensures all work is conducted with approved technical data ¡ Great work environment with excellent safety record!

¡ High School Diploma ¡ Valid Texas Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License ¡ Ability to Travel ¡ Physically Fit for Outdoor Work ¡ Training Provided ¡ Surveying experience and computer skills a plus

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Schneider Engineering

We offer a comprehensive beneďŹ t package: Medical/ dental/Vision; Life Insurance; Paid Vacation and a 401(k) program. Review job description and apply at EOE.

191 Menger Springs Parkway Boerne, TX 78006 Phone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (830)249-3887 Fax â&#x20AC;&#x201C; (830)249-4899 Email â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Visit our website




PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? 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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Now Hiring Busser/ Dishwashers & Grill Cooks Boo Dawgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a casual, family friendly restaurant currently seeking energetic, service minded individuals to join our team!

R&S Dairy Queens, Inc., is now hiring for

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Health, Dental, Life, 401K and Vacation available.


QualiďŹ ed candidates should fax resume to 830.609.4814 or mail to R&S Dairy Queens Inc. 1555 Common Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

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Now Hiring Counter Servers Boo Dawgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a casual, family friendly restaurant currently seeking energetic, service minded individuals to join our team!

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Wackadooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new owners are currently interviewing for two hair stylists. Please call Anita at 830-3318668 or 210-2758254 to schedule an interview. Insurance Producer and CSR positions available. Must have prior sales or marketing experience. PNC license will be required upon job placement. Email applications to Full-time Position open for Assemble, P r e p a r a t i o n and Delivery of Equipment. Must be able to read and write English and have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Farm equipment knowledge a plus. Apply in person at Ewald Tractor, Inc., 29171 IH-10 West, Boerne, Texas, 830755-5305. Diversified Civil E n g i n e e r i n g practice with an office in Boerne, Texas offers you an opportunity to work as an Administrative/ Front Desk Phone Receptionist assisting our Professional Staff on a wide variety of projects including word processing, file maintenance, call management, scheduling, client relations, etc. Qualifications: Microsoft Office and 5+ years of Office Administrative experience. This position is M-F, 8am5pm non-exempt with great benefits. Please send your resume and salary requirements to: Matkin Hoover Engineering & Surveying, Attn: Charli Valadez, cvaladez@ No Phone Calls Please. Bandera Electric Cooperative is hiring an Asset Planning & Reliability Engineer and a System Performance Supervisor. View details at www. jobs. Groundskeeper/ Maintenance position available. Mowing, weedeating, taking care of property. Background check and clean driving record required. Health insurance, 401K. Starting $9/hr. 830-634-2806. Experienced Welders, FT. Good pay with benefits. 830-4313214.

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FOOD SERVICE WORKER Needed for MeadowLandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Residential Facility. If interested visit our website, or call Janet at 210-340-8077.

GADDIS MEMORIAL UMC seeking PT MUSIC DIRECTOR. For info: www. Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helper needed. Afternoon/ evening, car required, $8/hour. 210-4787265. Mitchell Cleaners, PT Afternoon Counter Help needed. Must be high school graduate. 830-249-2307. Part-time volunteers needed in Boerne and Comfort at local charity clinic. Looking for healthcare personnel, Spanish translators, office support, and lab techs. Call 830249-0130 for more information.

This person will provide translation services (spoken and written) for in home therapy visits and case management visits with ECI staff. Experience and interest in Early Childhood Development would be helpful. Knowledge in therapy and medical ďŹ elds would be preferred. Travel required. High School graduation or GED $10.95/hr. Applications are available on line at or can be picked up at 819 Water St., Suite 300, Kerrville, TX Hill Country MHDD Centers is an EOE

PART TIME HELP WANTED! Join the Relay for Life in a fun-filled family event to benefit the American Cancer Society. The annual Relay for Life will occur Friday, March 30th from 7pm until sunrise on March 31st at Champion High School. It will be great fun!! You can spend a couple of hours with us or stay the whole night helping with games, Luminaria organization, or just general organization. We invite you to consider volunteering for this great event, the gratification is unbelievable. For more information contact Julie Vickery kendallrelay@gmail. com or 830-388-1739. Visit our website at Kendalltx. Part-time Volunteer Drivers needed for local charity clinic. Experience driving a large vehicle preferred. Call 830249-0130.


REAL ESTATE/ COMMERCIAL Commercial/ Industrial property for sale in Round Mountain, TX. Hwy 281 @ FM 962. Approximately 13,750 square feet of warehouse/industrial space. 5,000 square feet air conditioned. Four loading docks, located on approximately 4 acres. $310,000. Owner financing is available for qualified buyer. Contact Bob Stratmann, 512-4510144 or email: bob@

REAL ESTATE/ LAND Need a Winter Deal on a Country homesite? 6.4 wooded acres with many secluded homesite options. Boerne schools. David Vaughan, 210393-7633.

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RENTALS 1BD, 1BA Mobile in Leon Springs Villa. $700/mo + utilities. 210-601-4341. Nice 4BD, 2.5BA on 3 acres, 3,472 sq.ft., Waring-Welfare area. $2,200/mo. Agent 210-535-9463. 2BD Apartment in Boerne ready for move-in now! Please call 830-743-0991. Cute 2BD, 1BA in Comfort. Everything is new. Available now. $700/mo. Owner 210508-1606. Spacious 2-2 House, carport, pool privileges, bills paid. $1,150/mo. 210-4109101. Furnished 1BD, 1.5BA, secure, gated, covered parking. $850/mo. All bills paid. 830-537-4439. Reserve your beach vacation NOW!! Privately owned condo overlooking the gulf in Galveston, TX. Rents by weekend or week. Sleeps 4-6. Call for reservations 936-488-1314.


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G&W Storage â&#x20AC;˘ 966 Adler Rd. Pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Texas property code public auction will be held at 966 Adler Rd., Boerne, Texas on Saturday, March 10 at 10:00 am. The public is invited to attend. All items to be sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;as isâ&#x20AC;? to the highest bidder. Deposit for cleanup and removal will be required from successful bidder on each unit purchased. At this time 8 units will be in auction. All items are subject to prior redemption.

RENTALS/ COMMERCIAL Building for Lease, 5,500 sq.ft. next to Heimer Diesel in Bandera on Hwy 16. Rent negotiable. 830796-0426.

MANUFACTURED HOMES Mobile Home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2007 Clayton 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x46â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, great condition, (must be moved). $13,900. 210-289-1610 or 830-377-4512. Mobile Home, 2BD, 2BA, fenced, Pipe Creek. $550/mo. 830535-6669.

ANNOUNCEMENTS A new Fly Fishing Club is forming in the Boerne area. Email for more information.

AUTOS â&#x20AC;&#x2122;88 Ford Dually, black, 5-spd, 7.3 liter IDI non turbo, straight body. Needs rewiring. $900/ obo. Call Clayton 210-837-6025.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Please consider carefully the value or benefits before you purchase a product or service. Publication of products or services does not indicate endorsement by the Boerne Star. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, please contact the Attorney General's Office and/ or the Better Business Bureau.

CLASSES P H L E B O T O M I S T: Certification Class (Blood Drawing), Kerrville, March 24 & 25, $410. Visit our website to register today at w w w. c e n t r a l t e x a s phlebotomyinstitute. com, or call 830-8221481. Looking for a career in the medical field? We can get you started!



FOR SALE Wood Framed Casement Window, good condition, 72â&#x20AC;?x40.5â&#x20AC;?, $50. 830249-3178. Seasoned, Split Oak Firewood. $70 level shortbed, $80 level longbed. You load. Between Sisterdale & Luckenbach. 830324-6525. 8x12 Hand-made tufted Rug, 100% wood, oriental, red floral. Retail $3,000, asking $500 OBO. Call 512-963-7533.

GARAGE SALES Dresden Wood Neighborhood Garage Sale, 5-home sale, Saturday, 7:30am-?.

HUNTING/ FISHING Responsible retired person looking for spring turkey hunt. Call 830-388-2160.

LOST/FOUND LOST: Jack Russell, male, white, black spots, missing 2/21, Victoria Ln. REWARD. 360-801-1964.

SERVICES Landscaping and Lawn Care. Mowing, weedeating, hedge trimming, clean-up, brush clearing. Very reasonable prices. Call 210-416-8846. ATA LANDSCAPING. Spring Cleaning! Lawn service, bush & tree trimming, prep gardening, tilling, sprinkler repair. 830377-2505. Lawn Mowing, Pet Sitting. Reasonable rates. Lucky Rose, 210-573-2213. Mandyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maid Clear Cleaning. Residential or commercial. Make ready cleaning. Great references, rates and very reliable. Call Mandy at 830-3779104. Tree & Landscaping Services. Clearing fences, low water crossings, draining problems, concrete, rock work & hauling. Carlos, cell 830-4469079, home 830-9954286. Got It Maid. Insured. Residential cleaning service. 830-4461083. R E L I A B L E LAWN SERVICE. Seasonal cleanups, landscaping, sod installation, lawndressing, mulch, mowing. Call Mark at 210-710-5010.

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Stewarding the land - nature's way is best The word “stewardship” is often used by land managers, nature enthusiasts and natural resource professionals, but what does it mean? Stewardship entails proactive and planfull efforts to take care of native wildlife by fostering habitats through informed land use practices. Unfortunately, much of the land management in the Hill Country is uninformed and disrupts the ecological processes that support a broad diversity of native plants and wildlife. Cedar (a.k.a. Ashe juniper) is widely believed to be an invasive plant because of its tendency to form dense thickets that blanket much of the Hill Country. However, cedar is a native of the Hill Country. It’s the land management practices of European settlers, many of which are common today, that have contributed to the overabundance of cedar. As humans removed bison, partitioned the land with fences and suppressed wildfire, the natural process that reduced the abundance of these bushy plants was removed from the ecosystem. Additionally, overgrazing of native grasslands and the cedar’s lack of palatability to most livestock have

CNC Happenings Check out our website at www.cibolo. org SECOND SATURDAY VOLUNTEER WORK DAY, Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to noon, CNC Pavilion. Come help us keep the CNC beautiful and safe for all! Meet at pavilion for assignments. NATIVE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., CNC Auditorium. Members $20 per person; non-members $25 per person. Judit Green, TPWD urban biologist, will focus on using native and adapted plants in this comprehensive 4-hour landscaping program. She will offer design, installation and maintenance tips, as well as ideas about plants to incorporate in your design. She will address challenges associated with Hill Country gardening, especially dealing with deer in the garden. This workshop will include a tour of the CNC’s native landscape. Go home with a list of drought-tolerant plants that are attractive to humans, butterflies and birds. Many of these plants will be for sale at the April 7 Mostly Native Plant Sale at the Kendall County Fairground in Boerne. KIDS CLUB, Saturday, March 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Visitor Center. This week’s theme is Dino Dig! Suggested donation: $5 per family.


Krystal Mathis & Ben Eldridge CIBOLO NATURE CENTER

encouraged it to flourish. Controlling cedar is a good practice for restoring wildlife habitats. However, if cedar is to be removed from an area, then one must also take into consideration the possible wildlife implications of that action. It’s often wise to carefully sculpt a landscape so that some cedar thickets remain as cover and habitat for wildlife. Consider, for example, the goldencheeked warbler. This endangered bird requires a habitat composed of a mix of old-growth ashe juniper and hardwood trees. Without this habitat, the goldencheeked warbler could go extinct. On the other hand, removing cedar can encourage grasslands to re-establish. With thoughtful planning and brush management, a good land steward can create a HARVESTING RAINWATERAND SOLAR ENERGY, Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m. to noon, CNC Library. John Kight, engineer, rainwater catchment and solar panel owner, gives the latest technological information and the most practical advice. Learn about design and materials from someone who has done it himself! The Kight home relies solely on rainwater and uses no well or outside water source for all household and landscape needs. Kight’s grid-tied solar energy system is tied to a battery backup and provides enough electricity for normal demand during fall, winter and spring - all appliances except the air conditioning system. ATTRACTING BIRDS: Feeders, Food, Water Features, and Plants, Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, Old Daley Ranch (carpool from CNC parking lot promptly at 9 a.m.) CNC Members $20 per person; non-members $25 per person. Dick Park, local birder and landowner, will show us how he attracts nesting, migrant and wintering birds to his land. Learn the techniques that have resulted in over 190 species of birds recorded there. Nest boxes on the Parks’ property produced 101 young birds in 2011. After a presentation and discussion on attracting birds, we will go outside to see practical examples of habitat enhancement and recommended bird foods, feeder and water placement, brush piles and nest boxes. By learning Dick’s practices, anyone can contribute to protecting birds and their habitats on properties of any size.

Native plants adorn the nature center’s sign and provide nectar to butterflies. mosaic of habitats that sustain a broad diversity of native wildlife. Many think of nature as something in the wilds, far away and not in their own backyards. However, nature is all around us! As a steward of a yard or small property, you have an opportunity to positively impact the native wildlife of the Hill Country. Landscapes with native plants provide food - seed, fruit and nectar - that are utilized by birds, butterflies and small mammals. Additionally, native plants are adapted to the variable rainfall of the Hill Country and require no supplemental water. Native Landscape Design, a CNC workshop offered on Saturday, March 10, teaches landscape choices that are better for wildlife. During this comprehensive fourhour landscaping program, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Urban Biologist Judit Green will demonstrate landscape designs and native plants that provide food

and habitat for wildlife. She will offer design, installation and maintenance tips, as well as lots of ideas about plants to incorporate into your landscape design. Additionally, she will be able to provide some great tips on deer-resistant plants and information about how to attract animals that are desirable in a garden, such as butterflies. If you are looking to get really serious about attracting birds to your home, plan to attend the Attracting Birds workshop on Saturday, March 17. Everything you need to make your garden a bird paradise will be covered, including feeders, food, water features and native plants. This workshop, presented by local bird expert Dick Park, delves deep into the best practices for establishing a quality bird habitat in your yard. Not only will such an environment be valuable for wildlife, but the stewards who create them will enjoy colorful birds and the symphony of their

songs. Once you have your native landscape design in hand, plan to visit the Mostly Native Plant Sale at the Kendall County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 7. There you will find a great diversity of native plants grown by the Native Plant Society of Boerne, as well as sedums, vegetables and other plants sold by local growers. No matter what your personal definition of stewardship may be, taking steps to preserve our environment is important to future generations as well as our own wellbeing. The power to steward nature is in your hands. Let the Cibolo Nature Center help you in your personal stewardship goals, and the world around us will be a better place! Ben Eldredge is director of adult education and citizen science research at the CNC; Krystal Mathis is program support coordinator.

Rainbow & Golden Age Senior Center Menu Please call before 9 a.m. to make or cancel a lunch reservation. Rainbow Center: 830-249-2114 Golden Age Center: 830-995-3032 Tuesday, March 6 - Lemon chicken, fluffy rice, beets, wheat roll, peach cobbler. Wednesday, March 7 - An anonymous Chef of the Day has chosen Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, lima beans,

cornbread. Thursday, March 8 - Hawaiian pork riblet, brown & wild rice, steamed broccoli. Friday, March 9 - Brenda's homemade chili, garden salad, crackers. Monday, March 12 - Oven-fried steak & gravy, red potatoes, green beans, biscuit. Enjoy Show Tunes Live.

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March 6, 2012 issue of The Boerne Star

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