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The burn ban has been lifted. At the regular meeting of Kendall County Commissioners Court Monday, County Fire Marshal Jeff Fincke recommended commissioners formally rescind the burn ban, and they agreed. He said 119 Texas counties still had burn bans in place, but the number was slowly decreasing. Although the burn index had been around 700, or Critical, Fincke said it was now at 300 to 400 throughout the county. “The rain that we got definitely put some moisture back into the fuel...right now we’re in pretty good shape,” Fincke said.

Despite lifting the ban on outdoor burning, Fincke urged all residents to use extreme caution when burning brush or trash and to call 830-249-8645 to notify dispatchers when a controlled burn is planned. Fincke also presented an update on the LCRA 700 overlay system for emergency communications. Fincke said the Kendall tower should be complete the first week in October. The following week, Lower Colorado River Authority technicians will reprogram the county’s base radios, then start reprograming 900 radios for the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department and the Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch police departments to meet the new requirements. The week of Oct. 22 to 28, they will begin installing the radios in all law enforcement vehicles and base stations, with the new system up and running by Nov. 1. Federal

law requires that the new system be in place by Dec. 31, 2012. Commissioners approved several items associated with the Kendall County Youth Agriculture and Equestrian Center project. The first authorized purchase of the building from Horizon Structural Systems, Inc. The second authorized a contract with Speedway Erection Service Company for erecting the building, and the third approved acceptance of a bid for concrete foundation work from Boulder Contracting Co., of San Antonio. County Treasurer Sheryl D’ Spain reported county sales tax collections of $194,060.18 for July, up 21 percent from July last year. So far this year, sales tax collections stood

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Amazing Goose

Fair Oaks Ranch approves tax increase, budget BY GAIL YOVANOVICH

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Statue of noted gander, park improvements unveiled

...Birthday September 25 Robert Parmenter Wilda Sanders Chris Story


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Several dozen people gathered on Friday morning to dedicate the newly revamped River Road Park then moved just down the road for thea dedication of the park’s new anchoring sculpture, “Father Gander.” The park’s ribbon cutting acknowledged the months of work and the quarter-million dollars involved in revitalizing Boerne’s much-loved park. City leaders, park department employees, citizens ... and residents of the goose and duck variety attended. Elected officials were recognized along with the many groups who participated in the effort. Improvements to the park include new picnic units, trails and fishing piers, interpretive signage and maps, trail lighting,

September 26 Marjorie Maxwell Ramona Paulus Merna Shilling September 27 Marti Burgess Gertrude Holekamp Verena Mazour Laura Van-Dyke

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John Bures provided bagpipe music for Friday’s “Father Gander” sculpture unveiling. Star photo by Elena Tucker

Fair Oaks Ranch joined Kendall County and Boerne by approving a property tax increase, along with budgets based on the higher rate. At a regular meeting of the Fair Oaks Ranch City Council Thursday, aldermen passed a property tax rate increase of 2.02 cents, bringing the 2012 rate to 26.63 cents per $100 valuation, a 9.32 percent increase from last year. They also adopted the general and utility fund budgets for the fiscal year 2012-13. During the second set of public hearings on Sept. 13 about the general and utility fund budgets and proposed tax rate, Fair Oaks Ranch resident Tom Boone had expressed opposition to all the increases. He particularly objected to a rise in salaries, benefits and administrative costs and the addition of a maintenance employee. “Property values have gone down,” he said, “so we’re giving everyone who works for the city a raise, increasing water and sewage rates, increasing property taxes and adding almost 5 percent to the head count. “I’m worried about fixed income citizens we have in this community who are not going to be able to afford to stay.” Boone thought increasing property taxes sent the wrong message, calling it “a bad decision all over.” In other budget-related matters, the council approved an ordinance authorizing property tax exemptions of $5,000 for homestead, $20,000 for 65 and over if the owner is a fulltime resident, and the amount required by law for disabled veterans. Early payment discounts on property taxes

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Bertha J. Gilbert Jeffrey Hudson II Carroll W. Johnson Marilyn Jean MacLean For complete obituaries, see page 2 and at www.boernestar. com.

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Battle of the Bands set to rock area ministries The last weekend of September will feature a days-long event - “The Battle of the Bands” - to be held at the Javelina Harley-Davidson dealership on I-10. The Battle is being sponsored by Taking it to the Streets, a ministry that provides aid and “fellowship” to the homeless and the “have nots” of San Antonio and Boerne, the organization’s founder, Mark Johnson said. A midway carnival will also be present at the weekend affair, providing additional fun for the Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 27 through 30. With several activities - including the actual “Battle of the Bands” Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., Johnson hopes to draw attention to a variety of volunteer opportunities that are available to residents of Kendall County. Although the event is a fundraiser, “the main focus is to raise the community’s awareness,” Johnson said. Organizations - some of them based in San Antonio - such as Hill

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Country Daily Bread, The Little Black Dress Society, Go Tell Ministries, East Side Fellowship and One Less will have a presence throughout the weekend. “Churches talk about how the congregations need to ‘give back,’ but there are so many people in Boerne who don’t know how to go about it. So we want to let people know about the ministry,” Johnson said. Since youth involvement is the major thrust of the event, Battle of the Bands will feature headlining band, Space Man Stiff, as well as five competition bands. Taking it to the Streets provides ministry opportunities to over 100 youth in the San Antonio and Boerne areas. The organization addresses the needs of San Antonio’s homeless and Boerne’s needy, has a clothing ministry, is partnered with Hill Country Daily Bread and a program in Uganda. For more information visit www. or email

County commissioners declare October ‘Family History Month’ BY GAIL YOVANOVICH

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County commissioners declared Oct. “Family History Month,” and the Genealogical and Historical Society of Kendall County has activities planned for every day of the month except Sundays. Genealogical and Historical Society first vice president Linda Stephens thanked the Kendall County Commissioners Court for its continued support at its regular meeting Monday. Stephens said the society has now moved into the Family History Place at 114 E. Blanco Road in Boerne, across from the Old Courthouse, and will be scheduling open houses soon. The society is celebrating its 31st anniversary. The 2012 Homecoming and Award Ceremony honoring descendants of the First Families of Kendall County will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Mark Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, 208 W. Bandera Rd. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The recipients of certificates this year will be descendants of Founders and Settlers Brinkmann, Dedeker, Johns, Steves, Edge, Minnich, Patton and Vogt families.

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The First Families project of collecting the histories of early families and honoring descendants was started by the Genealogical and Historical Society of Kendall County in 1999 and has resulted in 106 notebooks full of family information. County Judge Gaylan Schroeder will open the festivities. Harpist LaVerne Peterson, accompanied by Myra Sabine on flute. will present a program of German, Mexican, Scottish and English melodies. A light luncheon will be served. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase First Family pins, past Keys to the Past journals containing family histories and the Family History Cookbook, 150th Anniversary Edition which contains a section on local family histories and one where individual family history can be added. For reservations, call Gwen Adrian, First Families committee chairman, at 830-249-2085 or the Family History Place at 830-331-8730. The society will also hold educational and family history workshops and events throughout October. Call 830-331-8730 for more information. Parks administrative assistant Jennifer Harbuck showed commissioners a new brochure for Joshua




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OBITUARIES Bertha J. Gilbert March 19, 1929 - Sept. 18, 2012 On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, our beloved mother, Bertha Jean Gilbert, left this earthly life to join her Heavenly Father and loved ones awaiting her in heaven. Bertha Jean Holcomb and her identical twin, Betty Jane Holcomb were born on March 19, 1929, in San Antonio to Jesse Daniel and Zella Adams Holcomb. She Gilbert grew up and lived in the Hill Country and Central Texas, spending the last 36 years in Boerne. She was passionate about many things, but her faith in the Lord and loving her children and family always came first. She was selfless in her giving ways, from sharing her wonderful garden to donating faithfully to her favorite charities. She loved nature and admired the smallest of God’s natural gifts. She had a special gift for connecting with others in a way that made a lasting impression. Bertha Jean Holcomb Smith Gilbert was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lola Fay Holcomb Bush and two children, Stephen L. Smith and Valerie Jean

Carroll W. Johnson June 9, 1924 - Sept. 15, 2012 Carroll W. Johnson, age 88, a 4-year resident of Boerne, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Born in Belcherville on June 9, 1924, he was the son of James and Laura Blanche Stowe Johnson. He loved his country and was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving during WWII. He was especially Johnson proud to have served as a deputy sheriff in Lander, Wy., and was also a Wyoming State Patrolman. Carroll worked as a federal soil conservation technician for 20 years. Following retirement he was a full time RVer and avid outdoorsman, loving golf, camping and hiking. He worked in Yellowstone National Park and volunteered as a trail guide.

Marilyn Jean MacLean Feb. 14, 1924 - Sept. 17, 2012 Marilyn Jean (Volz) MacLean was born in Peoria, Ill., on Feb. 14, 1924, and died on Sept. 17, 2012, in San Antonio at the age of 88. Marilyn graduated from Central High School in 1942. She worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co where she met the love of her life Jim, married and raised five children. Jim and Marilyn retired to the Texas MacLean Hill Country 30 years ago. Preceded in death by her husband James and her eldest daughter, Kathleen, Mrs.


Smith Worth. She is survived by her twin, Betty Jane Bowman, and her devoted children, Daniel R. Smith, Judy K. Smith Pace and husband Don, Betsy L. Smith Dielmann and loving daughter-in-law Patricia E. Caylor Smith. She’s “grandma� to 11 grandchildren: Jodie Pace Ney, Darin Pace, Andrew Smith, Cheryl Worth, Kent Williams, Adam Smith, Laura Worth Long, Jessica Dielmann Lackey, Mark Worth, Kevin Dielmann, Clayton Smith and their respective spouses. She’s “Gigi� to 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. She will be greatly missed but we’re comforted in knowing she’s in the arms of our Lord. Bertha had two charities that were very dear to her: The Hill Country Daily Bread and Barnabas International. The family requests donations can be made to these charities in lieu of flowers. The memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Vaughan’s Funeral Home. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.vaughanfuneralhome. com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Va u g h a n ’ s Funeral Home of Boerne.

Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters and his son, Timothy, Mr. Johnson is survived by the mother of his children and faithful caregiver, Roseanna Johnson; son, Dana Johnson; daughter, Janet O’Day and husband Mike; three granddaughters, Kristy Johnson, Lindsay and Shannon O’Day. Visitation was held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Vaughan’s Funeral Home followed by the funeral service with Pastor Kim Burke officiating. There will be no burial service so in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made online to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch or Methodist Children’s Home or Wounded Warriors Project at Ft. Sam Houston. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.vaughanfuneralhome. com. Funeral arrangem e n t s entrusted to Va u g h a n ’s Funeral Home of Boerne.

June 6, 1990 - Sept. 22, 2012 Jeffrey Jay Hudson II, passed away in Austin on S a t u r d a y, Sept. 22, 2012. He was born in Beaumont on June 6, 1990, to Samantha and Jeffrey Hudson Hudson. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Harriet White. Jeffrey is survived by his mother and father, Samantha and Jeffrey Hudson of Boerne; his brother Tyler and his sister Taylor; his grandparents John White of Beaumont and Frank and Myrt Hudson of Vidor; his aunts and uncles Patti and Rick Urban of Houston, John White Jr. of Beaumont, Sheilah Cole of Vidor, and Robin and Melinda Hudson of Vidor; and his cousins Penni Nelson, Jamie Urban, Brennan Hudson, Britta Hudson, Joel Cole, Noah Cole, Alicia Bigowski, Josh White and Judge White. Jeffrey will be remembered by his brother for his smile that could light up a room. His sister said Jeffrey was smart, funny and most importantly caring and loving. She also

remembers how he loved to watch her dance. Jeffrey was musically talented and played a mean guitar. He was creative and enjoyed drawing. He had a beautiful laugh, a tender heart, and he loved his family. Jeffrey, you were our gifted son and will forever be in our hearts and minds. A visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home. The funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Boerne. Interment will follow the service. Pallbearers will be Tyler Hudson, Robin Hudson, Rick Urban, Bill Kiker, Dylan Cradeur and Ryan Ray. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www. and select the Obituaries tab. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home.


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Library plans book signing, wine tasting Author and musician Richard Jacome will be featured at a book signing with music and wine tasting from the Bending Branch Winery at the at the Friends of the Boerne Library FriendShop Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.


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The FriendShop is at 451 N. Main St., adjacent to the Patrick Heath Public Library. Jacome, who moved to Comfort in 2003, has written a novel called “The River of Bones,� about a real Civil War battle that took place in

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of art “speak to our community and give us a sense of place.� Constance Keremes, Boerne youth librarian, read a poem she composed, which was engraved on a plaque adorning the gander figure and his three goslings.

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FROM PAGE 1 at $1,716,916.96, an increase of almost 9 percent over last year. In other action, the court: • Approved hiring a temporary employee for about four weeks to assist the elections office in preparation for the Nov. election. • Approved replacements for the presiding and alternate judges for


Springs Park and Preserve. After the brochure is approved, it will be available on the park’s website, at the park entrance, Chambers of Commerce within the county, the visitor’s center and the courthouse.

election Precinct 1115. • Approved the commissioners court calendar and holiday schedule for 2013. • Approved changes in original capital outlay allocations for reimbursement of $1,600 for a portable battery-powered scene light and a computer. • Approved budget adjustments and emergency declarations. • Approved claims for purchases, services and vendors. • Approved maintaining sheriffs’

Harbuck reported seven event center bookings for 2012, and two so far for 2013. Monthly attendance through 23 days in Sept. 23 averaged just under 100 visitors on weekends, and around 15 on weekdays, with the month-to-date total just under 1,000, Most were Kendall County residents. Also related to Joshua Springs, the commissioners approved a

and constables’ fees for 2013. • Approved paying Road and Bridge employees for emergency call out time. • Approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Boerne for the provision of sanitarian services. • Approved a preliminary report for Cordillera Ranch Di Lusso Site 2, a condominium development. The proposed subdivision consists of two lots of 4.77 acres and 6.16 acres and one new road.

construction contract amendment for the park’s maintenance bond requirements for year two of the correction period. In the public comments portion of the meeting, Earl Smith asked the court to introduce an invocation to start its meeting. Smith said he planned to approach the Texas Legislature for its support of opening all pub-

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Viewpoints Cases of the survival of the doggedest I’ve got to hand it to the Breadwinner. Somewhere near the top of his long Many Talents list is the ability to doggedly outlast his wife - he’s the undisputed champion when it comes to the sheer wearing down of me. For example, a long-time custom in our family is to take off our shoes when we come inside. For decades, the rest of us have dis-shod when we’ve entered our house. But not the Breadwinner. Several years ago I decided I would wear him down; for once I was going to outlast him. So several times a day I would respectfully ask: “Would you mind terribly taking your shoes off?” It was a campaign of Exhaustion-byPoliteness, more commonly known as “Kill It With Kindness.” I even mounted dispensers with disposable, put-em-onover-your-shoes booties by both garage doors. Oh well. I can say I tried. At some point after many, many months of my efforts, his doggedness won out. Just like he knew it would. He still brings in every loogie and melted popsicle he treads through from parking lots across the greater San Antonio

area. He is really, really nice but really, really persistent. I finally just gave up. I know when I’m beat. My husband also washes his hands in the kitchen sink despite knowing how much I hate gray, lifeless suds of indeterminate germiness floating around in whatever dish happens to catch handwash water. (He even, God bless him, did this the other day as he worried about having picked up salmonella in the hen pen.) Many years ago I started asking the Breadwinner not to wash his hands in the sink. I begged and I explained and I requested and I demanded. He usually responded with “OK, dear,” but again my pleading was no avail. He outlasted me. He knew that he could out-dogged me and that I’d eventually give up. Happily, neither of these conflicts are deal breakers. I mean, somebody has to give up. Might as well be me. All of which brings to mind the Boerne City Council. Thing is, I can’t seem to forget the town hall meeting of several years past, where record crowds showed up to protest the “proposed” (translation: “already Done Deal”) Esperanza


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sub-development. In theory the city council had arranged the public gathering so that they could listen to what we citizens had to say. But it was quickly evident to all us attendees that the whole “town hall” production was just a show; they’d made up their minds before we the people ever got our chance to speak. Like the loogies on the Breadwinner’s soles, that evening has stuck with me. And I feel like it continues to happen - not only at the city, but at all levels of governance and authority. I frequently write my legislative representatives and I write the White House. But I’m not sure why I bother. I understand that they receive unimaginably huge quantities of mail – little of it as eloquent as mine – but responses invariably seem

to say, “Thanks, but _______” (fill in the blank). So I think I’ll quit trying. All you Boerne residents should probably quit trying too. Simply spare yourselves the effort since it sure seems like the city council is also in the business of saying, “Thanks, but _____.” Doesn’t matter what the issue is – even when citizens turn up and impassionedly speak their minds – our city government is just going to do what it’s going to do. Maybe we’re talking taxes. Maybe we’re talking new development. Maybe we’re talking rezoning. Doesn’t matter. Their minds are already made up. Argue? Explain? Plead? Don’t waste your time. If worse comes to worse, they’ll just table it until that day when you can’t plead anymore. Now, I get that the Breadwinner may have really good reasons for wearing his shoes in the house even when the rest of us don’t. I get that he may have justifiable reasons for washing his hands over resting dishes. So it would help if he’d explain these things to me. But as it is, he’s got a public image problem. Same with the city council. Maybe they

really DO listen to their constituents. But as it is, they just leave us scratching our heads. For example, nobody’s managed to explain why - even as the City website has an “Emergency Alert!” regarding strict water usage limitations - new development is always welcome. But just like the Breadwinner, the council falls back on that old outlasting strategy. Easier that way. That’s how it happens on Capitol Hill. That’s what happens at 402 E. Blanco. Or at least that’s how it seems to me. Whatever. It’s sure the case in my house, but hey, it’s only loogies on the carpet and grey suds in the sink. I’ll can live with that. And I guess I’ll live with the choices that the City Council makes too. Or at least I’ll live with them ‘til the Breadwinner turns on the tap to wash his hands in the kitchen sink … and nothing comes out. But until then, I can guaran-damn-tee you, that my husband and the government will prove to be more dogged than I am. Just one of the things on very long lists of Many Talents.

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Celebrating VFW Day Each year on Sept. 29 VFW Day is celebrated in communities around the world. It is a day devoted to the organization and its dedicated members who are deeply committed to serving those who bravely serve this nation. This year marks the 113th year since the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars was established. On this date in 1899, a small group of SpanishAmerican war veterans joined together to form what is now the nation’s largest and most dedicated group of combat veterans. For 113 years the VFW has been unwavering in its devotion “to honor

the dead by helping the living.” The VFW, its Auxiliaries and specifically VFW Post 688 carry out this mission by honoring, serving and educating veterans and citizens of Kendall County. This commitment to the nation and community is demonstrated through community serve projects, youth activities and scholarships, public servant and teacher recognition programs and million of volunteer hours dedicated to local communities around the world each year. Please use Sept. 29 to remember all those who have served our country and especially those who continue to be in harm’s way. – Dave Judson, VFW Post 688 Commander

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Politicians often give their best speeches on their way out the door. It has something to do with having nothing to lose. In 2009, George W. Bush finally said - and this time with passion what I had wanted to hear for three years. I was never overly impressed with Mitt Romney in the 2008 Republican primary. Then he gave his concession speech on Feb. 7, 2008. I wondered where that candidate had been all along. Here are some revealing lines from that speech: ON AMERICA’S PLACE IN THE WORLD: “Unless America changes course, we could become the France of the 21st century. Still a great nation, but not the leader of the world, not the superpower. And to me that’s unthinkable. The best ally peace has ever known and will ever know is a strong America.” Europe’s severe economic woes since 2008 make this point even more apropos. Ongoing misbehavior in the Middle East does, too. “The greatest challenge facing America is the threat of radical, violent jihad. They find the idea of human equality to be equally offensive. They hate everything we believe about freedom just as we hate everything they believe about radical jihad.”


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It’s not about dueling YouTube videos. It’s about a fundamental hatred of our way of life. Such hatred must be met with strength, not appeasement. ON DOMESTIC POLICY: “Welfare programs created a culture of poverty in our country. Some people think we won that battle when we reformed welfare. But the liberals haven’t given up. At every turn, they tried to substitute government largess for individual responsibility. “Dependency is death to initiative, risk-taking and opportunity. Dependency is culture killing. It’s a drug. We’ve got to fight it like the poison it is.” The Obama Administration’s recent attempt to unilaterally weaken welfare requirements is the latest case in point. ON CULTURE:

“The attack on faith and religion is no less relentless. And tolerance for pornography, even celebration of it and sexual promiscuity, combined with the twisted incentives of government welfare, have led to today’s grim realities: 68 percent of African-American kids born out of wedlock, 45 percent of Hispanic kids, 25 percent of white kids. “How much harder it is for these kids to succeed in school and in life? A nation built on the principles of the founding fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home.” Childhood obesity is a problem, but it’s not a root problem. Romney understands causes, not just symptoms. Others simply medicate symptoms while placating causes. ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING: “Entitlements make up 60 percent of federal spending today. By (2016) they will total 70 percent. Any conservative plan for the future has to include entitlement reform that solves the problem, not just acknowledges it.” And to think this was said $6 trillion in debt ago, before the near-billion dollar stimulus bill

See DREAMING, page 5

Texas receives clean water funds from EPA AUSTIN - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week announced its award of $57,041,000 to the Texas Water Development Board to support the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program. The funds are for loan assistance to eligible water systems for infrastructure improvements needed “to ensure safe drinking water is available to Texas residents.” The fund program was established under the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 authorizing the EPA to award capitalization grants to states, which in turn are authorized to provide low-cost loans and other types of assistance to public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure projects needed to achieve or maintain compliance with the act’s requirements. States are also authorized to use a portion of their capitalization grants to fund a range of set-aside



activities including source water protection, capacity development and operator certification. The program helps to ensure that the nation’s drinking water supplies remain safe and affordable and that public water systems that receive funding are properly operated and maintained, the EPA said. In other news, President Obama appointed Ron Curry of New Mexico to head Dallas-based EPA Region 6, which includes Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Curry is the first non-Texan to serve as director of the region since the EPA

was created in 1970. Curry succeeds Al Armendariz who resigned six months ago. TEXAS LEADS IN JOB GAIN Texas added 38,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August, leading the nation in number of jobs gained for the month, the Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week. Closest to Texas in monthly gains were Florida with 23,200 jobs gained, and Missouri with 17,900 jobs gained. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in August, the same as for the month of July. A year ago, Texas’ unemployment rate was tabulated at 8.1 percent. Texas’ job growth rate has been positive for 28 consecutive months and has been at or above 2.0 percent since December 2011, Texas Workforce Commission reported

Sept. 21. Among the states, the largest over-the-year percentage gains in overall employment occurred in three states where oil and gas exploration are robust: North Dakota, 6.7 percent, followed by Oklahoma, 2.9 percent, and Texas, 2.5 percent. ‘FAST’ RATINGS RELEASED Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Sept. 19 published the 2012 Financial Allocation Study for Texas ratings that chart academic progress and cost effectiveness in 1,136 public school districts and charter schools. Ratings are from one to five stars, in half-star increments. A district that achieves the highest rating of five stars ranks among the top 20 percent of all Texas school districts in academic progress, while keeping expenditures

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More reasons than vaccines to visit a veterinarian Ask 10 veterinarians and get 10 different answers. There is really only one hard and fast rule and several veterinary organizations with a task force to evaluate the situation. Veterinary journals offer lengthy discussions about this topic and millions of dollars are being spent on research every year. There are ones that are now considered “core” and “non-core” and some are not recommended. I know discussing this in the newspaper will add to the con-

troversy but what the heck? Do I have your attention? Vaccinations are given to our pets to protect them from disease. Seems straight forward: Go to the vet and get your pet’s vaccines, mark it off your list. Done until next year. But ... if you take your pet to a veterinarian only for vaccines or you believe that is the primary reason to visit the vet, you should change your focus and look forward to chatting with your vet about other topics like the Spurs, what you bought at Boerne Mar-

ket Days, Dachshund races at the Berges Fest or what you recently read in the local paper. Really, we love to hear about other things! A visit to the veterinarian should not be just for vaccines. What your pet really needs is a thorough physical examination, preventative healthcare screening for intestinal parasites and heartworms, discussion of nutrition and dental health and if your pet is older, a routine check of the urine and blood to detect kidney disease, diabetes or other “hidden” health


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problems. Then, depending on the age, health status, home environment, previous vaccination history and where you live, vaccinations should be given according your pet’s individual need. Vaccination protocols for pets are changing and the only hard and fast rule is that rabies vaccinations are given based on local county laws. Residents of Kendall County are required to vaccinate their dogs and cats every year for rabies. If you live in Bexar County, rabies vaccination is required every three years. I remember when puppies frequently died of parvo virus and

young cats and kittens developed which ones are not. There are Federal laws that vetertumors and severe illness from feline leukemia. Veterinary medi- inarians must abide by in following cine has come a long way in 25 directions for use of vaccines and years and vaccines have helped there are laws to offer the veterinarian some “flexibility” when prevent many animal deaths. Vaccines are needed and save giving vaccines. When I was director of veterinary lives but current research shows that so many vaccines may not services for a shelter, the vaccines be needed or may not be needed I used were much different than what I use in my clinic. every year. So, what does all of this mean? There have been many studies to help veterinarians decide on which When your veterinarian walks in diseases to vaccinate for, what kind and gives your pets vaccinations, of vaccines to use and even where there has been a significant amount of thought in choosing that particuon the body to give the vaccine. As a veterinarian in private prac- lar vaccination for your pet. I have blabbed on quite a bit here tice, there are many things I have to consider before giving a vac- but my big message for this week cination: There are over 150 dog is to ask your veterinarian about and cat vaccines on the market other health care needs for your pet and more information about how besides vaccines. the vaccines act in the body and what the side effects are and how Dr. Oesterling is owner of Heart frequently they can be given, how of the Hills Vet Center, 117 Comfrequently they should be given, merce Ave., Boerne. Visit www. which ones are recommended and

Age difference raises question of future Question: I have just entered into a relationship with a man whom I really love and care for. I have one small but nagging concern about our relationship - I’m 22 years old and he’s almost 40. Is this a problem? Will it be a problem in the future? Jim: There’s nothing inherently wrong with such an arrangement, but there are certainly some things you should consider before going too deep into the relationship. The first has to do with the basic difference in your life experiences. You’re barely beyond college-age; he’s approaching midlife and has already spent considerable time in the adult world pursuing a career and having romantic relationships. Under normal circumstances, he will have achieved a greater degree of maturity than you have at this stage in your life. Now, I’m not accusing you of being “immature.” And it’s quite possible that he’s young at heart. But you should honestly consider whether the difference in your levels of life experience will impact your relationship before forging ahead. In addition, some young women are attracted to older men because they’re really looking for a father figure. The men recognize this and end up manipulating or controlling their younger girlfriends. Take a personal inventory and consider whether you view your boyfriend as a peer and partner, or if you’re seeking an unmet father-need in your life. If it’s the latter, you should put a halt to the relationship in fairness to you both. I know plenty of happily married couples who have significant age differences between them. But you do need to take these things into account before moving forward. Question: When I got engaged last week, I got a hostile reaction


or Obamacare. Romney’s selection of running mate Paul Ryan demonstrates his commitment to actually solving the problem, not just acknowledging it. ON GOVERNMENT REGULATION:


FROM PAGE 4 among the lowest 20 percent of fiscally comparable districts. Forty-five districts received the highest rating of five stars. Rating information for all Texas public school districts, campuses and charter schools, which is meant “to fairly compare the state’s diverse school districts” is available at FEDERAL FUNDS UP FOR GRABS Texas Department of Transportation on Sept. 14 announced that Texas communities may apply for federal aid for their transportation related projects such as pedestrian and bicycle trails, roadway landscaping, water runoff abatements and historical preservation. Up to $70 million in funding through the federal Transportation Enhancement Program is earmarked for cities across Texas. Selected projects are eligible for reimbursement of up to 80 percent of allowable costs, TxDOT said, and applications must be received by Nov. 16. RADIOACTIVE CYLINDER MISSING The Texas Department of State Health Services on Sept. 13 reported it is looking for a piece

“Most politicians don’t understand the connection between our ability to compete and our national wealth and the wealth of our families. They act as if money just happens. “But every dollar represents a good or service that’s been produced in the private sector. If you depress the private sector you depress the well-being of all Amerof equipment lost Sept. 11 by an oil and gas crew in a rural part of West Texas. The stainless steel cylinder and attached plug about seven inches long and an inch across, contains Americium-241/Beryllium. The device is not considered highly radioactive but could expose someone who comes in close contact with it for an extended period of time to a harmful dose of radiation. “A Halliburton crew was transporting it from a well outside of Pecos to another well south of Odessa. On arrival, the crew

icans. That’s exactly what happens with high taxes, over-regulation, tort windfalls, mandates and overfed, overspending government.” Spoken like a man who knows the value of a dollar, probably because he has earned one - or two (hundred million). Kevin Thompson can be reached at noticed the shielding was not locked and the device was missing,” the health department reported. HIGH COURT JUSTICE RESIGNS Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright earlier this month announced his intention to leave the high court at the end of September to join an Austin law firm and return to private practice. Elected to the state Supreme Court in 2002, Wainwright earlier was a district court judge in Harris County.

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Public Enemy Number One? Read on! Laura and Heather are worlds apart. Laura is a child of a time long past, living with Pa, Ma and sisters Mary and Carrie in a tiny log cabin tucked neatly at the edge of the Big Woods of 1871 Wisconsin. Heatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world is a far different one; she is very much a child of today, a suburban life punctuated by a trim front lawn and two loving parents, Mama Kate and Mama Jane. Laura and Heather. One child rooted in traditional values, the other representing alternative lifestyles at their most controversial. So very different, and yet so very similar for both little girls have been banned and censored. Laura, as you might have guessed, is Laura Ingalls of Laura Ingalls Wilderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little House on the Prairieâ&#x20AC;? series. Heather is the creation of Leslea Newman, whose â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heather Has Two Mommiesâ&#x20AC;? broke new ground in 1980 with its positive depiction of same-sex parents. Both books have been challenged as inappropriate over the years, Wilderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book for its depiction of Native Americans as savages, Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book for its presentation of same-sex parents. The point here is not to debate the appropriateness of these booksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; content, but rather to emphasize a peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to free access to any book regardless of its subject matter. Banned Book Week will occur the last week of September, a time when libraries and bookstores around the nation mount displays and host programs to make people aware of the dangers of censorship. Now in its 30th year, the first Banned Books Week took place in 1982 in response to mounting cases of books being challenged in libraries, schools and book stores. Over 11,300 books have been challenged over the past three decades. Challenges are most often predicated on complaints about



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State record falls as Chargers, Mustangs combine for 1,300 passing yards in Marble Falls' 62-55 win

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or drop it by 941 N. School St. SPORTS SCHEDULE CROSS COUNTRY Boerne Champion *Saturday, Sept. 29, NISD Meet at Gustafson Stadium, 9 a.m. *Saturday, Oct. 6, Nike South at The Woodlands, 9 a.m. Boerne High *Saturday, Oct. 6, Seguin Meet at Starke Park *Wednesday, Oct. 10, Judson Meet at Live Oak City Park Comfort High *Saturday, Sept. 29, Battlin’ Billies Run in Fredericksburg *Wednesday, Oct. 3, Girls at Gem of the Hill Country Race in Mason FOOTBALL Boerne Champion *Friday, Sept. 28, Alamo Heights vs. Champion at BISD Stadium, 7:30 p.m. *Friday, Oct. 5, Champion vs. Lehman at Shelton Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Boerne High *Friday, Sept. 28, Boerne at Lytle, 7:30 p.m. *Friday, Oct. 5, No game Comfort High *Friday, Sept. 28, No game *Friday, Oct. 5, Ingram at Comfort, 7:30 p.m. TENNIS Boerne Champion *Wednesday, Sept. 26, MacArthur at Champion, 4:30 p.m. *Saturday, Sept. 29, Champion vs. Lehman at HEB Tennis Center in Kerrville, 9 a.m. *Saturday, Sept. 29, Champion vs. Hays at HEB Tennis Center in Kerrville, 2 p.m. Boerne High *Saturday, Sept. 29, Southwest vs. Boerne at BMSS, 9 a.m. *Tuesday, Oct. 2, BHS vs. Kerrville at BMSS, 4 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Boerne Champion *Tuesday, Sept. 25, Lockhart at Champion, 6:30 p.m. *Friday, Sept. 28, Alamo Heights at Champion, 5 p.m.


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Boerne's Bryce Collins (28) runs behind his blocker Paul Burns (20) as teammate Daren Satsky (77) watches during Friday's contest against Llano.

Hounds hold off late Llano rally for victory BY KERRY BARBOZA

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Boerne High improved to 2-2 this year after they held off a late Llano rally for the 35-27 victory Friday night at BISD Stadium. Both of Boerne’s wins this season have come at home against a team wearing orange and black, and on both occasions, the Hounds have sprinted out to big leads only to hold off a late charge by the visiting team for the win. In Friday's contest, Llano scored 27 fourth-quarter points to make it interesting. Greyhounds coach Mike Dormady said he’s glad for the two wins, but added they have to stay focused all four quarters. “I’m not sure what it is, but we have to overcome the mental block of feeling comfortable,” he said. “If you’re feeling comfortable you’re not working hard enough and we go through stretches where we feel comfortable.” The Hounds had a great first half in Friday’s game and jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Yellowjackets. Bryce Collins scored on Boerne’s second play from scrimmage for the 7-0 lead just

23 seconds into the game. Collins ran for 27 yards on the first carry and then added a 36-yard scramble for the quick score. On Boerne’s next possession, Quinten Dormady hooked up with Paul Burns on a six-yard pass to cap an eight play, 65-yard drive and make it 14-0 after the Taylor Knopf PAT less than six minutes into the contest. In the second quarter, the Hounds found the end zone again after Quinten Dormady connected with Bradley Veselka on a 46-yard scoring strike for the 21-0 lead with 7:35 left before halftime. The BHS defense did a great job against the Llano offense in the first half and limited the Yellowjackets to 79 yards and four first downs. In that first half, Llano had the ball seven times and punted on four possessions, gave the ball back on loss of downs once, were intercepted by Bryce Hall and then ran out of time before the half. Dormady gave credit to the defense for their strong first half.

See HOUNDS, page 10

Wow. There’s no other way to describe Thursday night’s shootout between Boerne Champion and Marble Falls. When the dust had finally settled, the teams combined for 16 touchdowns, 1,300 passing yards and 1,498 combined yards and at least one state record was broken as the Mustangs won a wild one over the Chargers, 62-55. Marble Falls quarterback Mike Richardson, who attended BMSN, threw for more than 700 yards, which set a new state record for most passing yards in a game. Champion’s Kyle Poeske almost matched Richardson’s feat and threw for 585 yards, which puts Poeske on the top-10 all time list in the state for the second time this year after he threw for 577 yards in the Chargers opener. Poeske’s 585 yards (the total derived after the Champion coaching staff reviewed the game on film) is the most yardage thrown for in the greater San Antonio area and puts him ahead of former NFL players such as Tommy Kramer and Ty Detmer. Despite the record-setting night, the bottom line for Champion coach Danny Threadgill is that the team lost. The Chargers are now 2-1 and face Alamo Heights Friday in their district opener at BISD Stadium for homecoming. “Records mean nothing,” Threadgill said. “It comes down to the fact (Richardson) had a great night, but we still lost and have to get things on the right path.” Thursday’s game started deceptively slow. It was only 7-7 after the first quarter. Champion drew first blood when Poeske hit Austin Humphrey on a 30-yard strike to make it 7-0 after the Clayton Hatfield PAT with 4:40 left in the quarter. On their next possession, the Mustangs answered when Richardson hit Garrett Gray on a nine-yard pass to tie it up at 7-7. That’s when the fireworks

Marble Falls vs. Champion by the numbers 1,304 - passing yards combined 1,498 - total yards combined 147 - combined plays from scrimmage 117 - combined points 104 - combined passing attempts 72 - combined receptions 61 - combined first downs 58 - combined points scored in the second half 45 - combined points scored in the second quarter 16 - combined touchdowns 13 - combined passing touchdowns 1 - combined interceptions thrown

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Champion's Kyle Poeske looks down the field for a target in Thursday night's contest with Marble Falls. At least one state record fell in the game as Mustangs QB Mike Richardson threw for more than 700 yards, while Poeske kept pace and finished with 585. It's the second time this year Poeske has thrown for more than 500 yards. started. Marble Falls intercepted Poeske on Champion’s next possession and scored early in the second. The Poeske pick was the only one thrown in the game between the two quarterbacks who combined to throw the ball 104 times. The teams combined for six touchdowns and 45 points in the second quarter with the Mustangs

scoring four TDs, three passing and one rushing. In the second, Hatfield kicked a 40-yard field goal and Champion received touchdowns from Michael Moloney and Spencer Jarzombek. On the Jarzombek TD, Moloney actually caught a Poeske pass and ran it to the two where he

See SHOOTOUT, page 10

Bandera pulls away from Cats in 2nd half Geneva feasts on FEAST, pushes record to 4-0

The Comfort High football team went toe-to-toe with Bandera for a half, but the Bulldogs wore out the Cats in the last two quarters and emerged with a 39-21 victory.

Comfort is now 0-4 and enters its bye week, while Bandera picks up its first win of the year and stands at 1-3. Comfort scored the first two touchdowns of the game and took

a 14-0 lead before Bandera tied it with two late second-quarter scores to make it 14-14 going into the break.

See COMFORT, page 10

Boerne High *Tuesday, Sept. 25, Navarro at Boerne, 7 p.m. *Friday, Sept. 28, Canyon Lake at Boerne, 6 p.m.

The Boerne Geneva six-man football team improved its record to a perfect 4-0 with a 39-6 victory over SA FEAST Friday night on the road. It was the Eagles’ defense that was looking to make a statement. Geneva held FEAST to just 179 total yards on the night, and repeatedly got the ball back to the

offense in good field position. Sophomore Will Anderson led the defense with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery for the touchdown. Senior Christian Lipe set the tone physically with several jarring hits. Lipe's impressive stat line included 10 tackles, one inter-

See GENEVA, page 9

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Comfort's James Pace (8) weaves his way for yardage as Corey Spencer (50) blocks downfield during Friday's contest against Bandera.

Lady Hounds open district play with win BY KERRY BARBOZA

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The Boerne High volleyball team began district play Friday afternoon much like they ended nondistrict play – with a dominant win. Boerne swept Bandera 25-12, 25-13, 25-19 and is now 23-2 overall and 1-0 in district play. The Lady Hounds continue district play Tuesday when they host Navarro at 7 p.m. On Friday, the Hounds are at home against Canyon Lake at 6 p.m. In Friday’s match, Darla Deckard and McKennah Mangiafico both finished with eight kills apiece,

See BHS, page 10 Star photo: Kerry Barboza

Boerne High's Callen Hamilton and Kendall Snelling team up for a block during Friday's district match against Bandera.

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Geneva's Chris Budde (87) advances for a nice gain after getting a block from teammate Preston Standerfer (55) in the Eagles’ win over FEAST on Friday. The Eagles are unbeaten this year at 4-0.

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Chargers win last four tennis matches The Boerne Champion tennis team had a busy week of tennis with four matches last week – three of them against district opponents – and the good news for the Chargers is that they won all four matches. On Tuesday, the Chargers defeated Kerrville Tivy, 19-0, to open district play and on Friday, Champion traveled to San Antonio to take on Reagan in a nondistrict match and won that one, 13-3. On Saturday, Champion knocked off two district opponents, Lockhart and Seguin. The Chargers defeated Seguin 19-0 and breezed past Lockhart 18-1. The Chargers are 11-4 overall and 3-0 in district. This week the team hosts MacArthur on Wednesday at the Champion courts at 4:30 p.m. in a nondistrict match. From there, the Chargers will Star photo: Kerry Barboza continue district play on Saturday with two matches when they play Champion's Sara Thompson and the rest of the CharHays and Lehman in Kerrville at 9 gers tennis team picked up four wins last week, three a.m. and 2 p.m. of them district wins.

Champion sacks Seguin in district play The Boerne Champion volleyball team picked up a road win Friday night when they swept Seguin, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22. Champion improved its overall record to 23-7 and the Lady Chargers are 4-1 in district play. Champion continues district play Tuesday when they host Lockhart at 6:30 p.m. They'll also play Alamo Heights later in the week. Champion’s lone loss in district came to Buda Hays and it hurt them in the Texas Girls Coaches Association state rankings. Before the loss to the Lady Rebels, Champion was No. 2 in the poll, but they dropped to No. 15 after the loss. Champion has been playing without its best player Claire Kreuz who is nursing a sore shoulder. In Friday’s match, Emily Johnson and Haley Higgins paced the Chargers with 11 kills each, while Rachel Wallace added 20 assists and Higgins totaled 17 assists. Samantha McLelland recorded 13 digs and Johnson totaled 11 digs, while Casey Klobedans finished with seven blocks. Higgins, Elizabeth Alamillo and McLelland all dropped in one ace apiece.


fumbled and it was recovered by Jarzombek in the end zone. The score at the half was 35-24 in favor of the Mustangs, who started the third quarter much like they ended the second, with another passing touchdown. Just three plays into their drive, Richardson hit Gray for his fourth receiving TD of the contest on a three-play drive that lasted 47 seconds. Champion answered with a two-play drive that took just 23 seconds off the clock when Poeske found Chandler Ruble for a 34-yard TD pass. The touchdown was set up when Poeske connected with Travis Pospisil on a 47-yard completion to move the ball to the Mustangs’ 34. The two short scoring drives to start the third by the teams were kind of a synopsis of the game. There were seven scoring drives in the game that were four plays or less. Marbles Falls outscored Champion 13-10 in the third to take a 48-34 lead into the fourth with the Ruble TD and a Hatfield 30-yard field goal resulting in Champion’s 10 points. The Chargers outscored the Mustangs 21-14 in the fourth as the teams combined for 35 points in the final stanza. Jarzombek caught touchdown passes of 21 and 35 yards from Poeske and Dillon Manz hauled in a four-yard TD pass from Poeske as well. The Mustangs had 14 points as Richardson ran three yards for a score and then hit Gray on a 73-yard bomb for Gray’s fifth receiving TD of the night and Richardson’s sixth passing score. “It went back and forth. We were out of it and battled back, but Richardson and Gray were on,” Threadgill said. “We just had trouble getting through that big old offensive line to get pressure


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Champion volleyball player Haley Higgins watches the ball as she hits it over the net during a recent match. Higgins led the Chargers with 11 kills, 17 assists and an ace Friday at Seguin.

Deer volleyballers take district opener Comfort opened district volleyball play Friday night at home against Johnson City and swept the Lady Eagles in three, 25-5, 25-23, 25-13. The Deer, 1-0 in district and 17-9 overall, continue district play Tuesday at home and have a tough one when they take on No. 1 state ranked Lago Vista. Comfort’s next two matches are at home to close out the first round and then the Deer hit the road for all four district matches in the second round. In Friday’s contest, Emily Martinez led the Deer with 14 kills and five aces, Daisy Avalos added 18 assists, MacKenzie Maltsberger totaled nine digs, while Haley Butler and Ciara Butler both finished with one block each. Tuesday’s match with No. 1 ranked Lago Vista is set to begin at 7 p.m.

FROM PAGE 9 “If we’re fitting things and we’re physical, we’re in good shape no matter who we’re playing because I think we match up with anybody we play defensively,” he said. “It’s just a matter of how we play when our backs are up against the wall and how we play when we’re tired and how we play when we’re under pressure.” It was a strange third quarter since there were only three possessions in the entire period. Llano took the opening kickoff and held the ball four minutes before they gave it back on loss of downs. The Hounds took over at their own 41 but went 3 and out and punted it back after they could only hold onto the ball for 1:25 for their only possession of the third quarter. From there, the Yellowjackets took over with 6:20 left in the third and went on an impressive drive that resulted in their first score of the game early in the fourth. The drive was 18 plays, went 95 yards and ate 7:34 off the clock. On the ensuing kickoff, Llano squib kicked the ball and it bounced off a Boerne player near midfield and the Yellowjackets recovered at the BHS 48 to regain

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 ALL TIME STATE PASSING YARDS FOR A SINGLE GAME *719-Mike Richardson, Marble Falls vs. Champion, 2012 683-Dylan Sheffield, Wichita Falls vs. Denton, 2011 634-Mac Morse, Richardson Pearce vs. Carrollton Newman Smith, 2009 595-Alvaro Garcia, Laredo United vs. SA Reagan, 2006 591-Jerry Lopez, Laredo Alexander vs. Laredo Martin, 2008 590-Kirk Saul, Turkey Valley vs. Chillicothe, 1986 588-Dwain Frazier, Houston Elmore vs. Aldine Carver, 1968 *585-Kyle Poeske, Marble Falls vs. Champion, 2012 **577-Kyle Poeske, New Braunfels vs. Champion, 2012 573-Graham Harrell, Ennis vs. Waxahachie, 2003 ***565-John Free, Champion vs. Port Lavaca Calhoun, 2010 (Free played for Champion) *Thrown in last Thursday's game **Thrown in this year's season opener ***Threw for eight touchdowns in the game which ties him for second all time for a single game with eight others. source: Texas Football Magazine web site at

on him and it gave him extra time to throw the ball and as efficient as he was he didn’t need any extra time tonight.” Richardson completed 37 of his 46 attempts, while Poeske was 35 of 58. As crazy as the game was, Champion still had a chance to tie after the Manz score. The Chargers were down by seven, 62-55 and went for the onside kick with 41 seconds left in the game. If they would have recovered, 41 seconds was an eternity at the clip the teams were scoring Thursday, but the Mustangs recovered and ran out the clock. Threadgill said his team had its chances to win despite the record-setting performance from Richardson. “We did a lot of good things, but we had some big drops early that would have helped us,” he said. “We just didn’t execute as well as we needed to early in the game. When we did start to execute good things started to happen for us. As good as 55 points was I think we could have put 75 points on the board.”

NOTES: The Stamp Management Offensive Player of the Game was Kyle Poeske, while the Stamp Management Defensive Player of the Game was John Griffith who finished the game with seven tackles, three assisted tackles, one knockdown and he caused two fumbles. … Michael Moloney led the team in receiving with 225 yards on 15 receptions and one touchdown. Spencer Jarzombek added 135 yards on seven catches with two receiving touchdowns and a fumble recovery for a score. Chandler Ruble added four catches for 69 yards and a score, Hunter McMurrey caught two passes for 26 yards, Travis Pospisil hauled in two passes for 51 yards, Austin Humphrey grabbed two passes for 38 yards and a score, while Dillon Manz made two catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. … Even with all the passing Champion added 112 rushing yards on 23 carries. Pospisil led the team with 49 ground yards, Poeske had 46, McMurrey carried once for seven yards and Humphrey added 10 yards.

possession. Four plays later, Llano scored and it was 21-14 with their two touchdowns coming 51 seconds apart and suddenly it was a ball game again with 9:51 left in the contest. “The third quarter got away from us defensively,” Dormady said. “I’ve got to come up with new ways to put pressure on them so we don’t lose our focus like we did there.” Llano tried the same squib kick again, but this time Boerne recovered and had great field position at their own 46. Three plays and 25 seconds later the Hounds got on the board again when Collins scored his second TD of the night on a 19-yard run and BHS had some breathing room at 28-14 after the Knopf PAT. Collins had a strong night rushing the ball and finished with 229 yards on 27 carries. At the half, Collins had racked up 179 yards as Boerne moved the ball well between the tackles. In the game, the Hounds actually ran for more yards than they passed, 229 to 179. “When you look at the end of the year it will be pretty balanced across the board, but one game might be 70 percent pass and 30 percent run because teams have wanted to take the run away and the score dictated having to throw,” Dormady said. “But if

teams are going to give us the run we’re going to pound Bryce in there and make it happen.” The Collins’ TD was huge because Llano scored on its third straight possession and it was 28-21 with 6:04 remaining, but the Hounds answered on their next drive to push their lead to 35-21. Boerne’s drive ate 4:07 off the clock, took 10 plays and was capped when Burns caught his second touchdown of the night from Quinten Dormady on a 29-yard pass. Llano wouldn’t go away and took over with 1:54 left in the game and scored with 33 seconds remaining on the clock to make it a one-possession game at 35-27 after a missed extra point. Llano tried an onside kick but the ball didn’t roll the required 10 yards and Boerne was awarded the ball at the Llano 48 and ran out the clock for the win. The Hounds travel to Lyle this Friday to wrap up the nondistrict portion of their schedule. NOTES: The Stamp Management Offensive Players of the Game were Bryce Hall and Paul Burns who both scored two touchdowns in the contest. Doak Field was named the Stamp Management Defensive Player of the Game after he recorded 14 tackles and recovered an onside kick that iced the game.

Star photo: Chris Woerner

Emily Martinez digs the ball during a recent match for the Deer. Comfort opened district play Friday with a win and will host Lago Vista Tuesday in district action. Lago Vista is the No. 1 ranked 2A team in Texas.


FROM PAGE 9 Ryan Lich ran it in from five yards and Victor Falcon’s kick made it 7-0 in the first and then Garrett Pressler tacked on a twoyard run in the second for the 14-0 lead after the Falcon PAT. Bandera answered with Michael Miller who capped two Bandera drives with touchdown runs of 15 and 4 yards for the 14-14 score at halftime. The second half proved to be all Bandera as the Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in the first four minutes of the third for the 27-14 advantage after one missed PAT. Alex Willoughby scored on a nine-yard run and Miller added his third TD of the game. Comfort cut into the Bandera lead early in the fourth when Lich scored his second TD of the night, this time on a one-yard run. Falcon’s kick made it 27-21, but just like they did to end the first half, Bandera ended the sec-



ond half strong. Miller tacked on his fourth touchdown of the night on a 28-yard run. Miller also tried to run in the two-point conversion but was stopped and the score remained 33-21 with 8:52 left in the game. The Bobcats were still within striking distance but Bulldog Ishmael MacNeil intercepted a pass and returned it for a score to give Bandera some breathing room at 39-21 after they missed the PAT with 3:10 left in the game. Comfort moved the ball well and tallied 355 total yards of offense and 18 first downs. The Cats had 210 yards on the ground and another 145 yards through the air. Lich led the Comfort ground game with 105 yards on 25 carries, while Pressler added 76 yards on 15 totes. Colton Reeh carried the ball 12 times for 14 yards, Bryce Sorbel ran once for 15 yards, and Dax Wright had one carry, Reeh completed 11 passes to eight different receivers. Hector Campos led the receivers with

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three catches for 63 yards, Sorbel added a 30-yard catch and James Pace caught a 40-yard pass. Lich hauled in one twoyard pass, Connor Thayn added a five-yard catch, Pressler and Justin Faulkner made one catch each and Robert Tolar hauled in two passes.

ception and a fumble recovery. Freshman Hunter Hammon, and junior Sam Tippetts each chipped in with seven tackles. The Eagles offense had a relatively quiet night, but managed to do what FEAST was unable to do the entire night, play mistake free football. Again, Geneva was led offensively by the play of their senior class. QB Marshall Brock completed 5 of 10 passes for 88 yards and one TD, RB Christian Lipe rushed for two scores of two

and 30 yards, WR Chris Budde hauled in three passes including a 16-yard touchdown and was a perfect 4 for 4 on his extra points. Boerne Geneva, 4-0, will celebrate homecoming this Friday at 7:30 p.m. against undefeated Bracken Christian School from Bulverde who is 3-0. It will be Geneva's first district game. The public is invited to attend the game, located on the Geneva campus at 113 Cascade Caverns Road in Boerne. The following week, Geneva hits the road to take on S.A. Atonement on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in a district game.


FROM PAGE 9 while Mangiafico added 13 assists, 11 digs, one block and four aces and Deckard had five digs. Kaylee Dreiss added nine digs and dropped in three aces, Gabby Ramirez totaled seven digs, Kelsey Bustamante recorded seven assists and three aces, while Kendall Snelling finished with 4.5 blocks. Bandera fell to 17-12 overall and 0-1 in district. Dana Lehoke, Madelin Kinsel and Kelly Nelson led the Lady Bulldogs with three kills each.




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Greyhound defenders Doak Field (18), Kamdon Knupp (50), Marshall Roberts (35), Joey Smith (33), Luke Baird (21), Connor Campbell (5) and Brian Cottle (25) converge to make a tackle in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.

Star photos: Chris Tilton

Austin Humphrey (20) races for the end zone in Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game with Marble Falls.

Star photos: Chris Woerner

Comfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chance Rieken (55) jumps to try and block a Bandera pass in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.

Taylor Knopf boots an extra point as Paul Burns holds on the kick during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest. Comfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Colton Reeh (5) has his jersey pulled as he runs for some yardage against Bandera.

Jake Margozewitz (19) battles Mustang Garrett Gray in the end zone for a ball. Dual posession goes to the receiver so Gray was awarded a touchdown.

Boerneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jacob Love (73) tries to block a pass from Llano QB Layton Rabb (10). Comfortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Refugio Navejas (57) grabs a Bandera player by the collar to make a stop. Hunter McMurrey (2) eludes a tackle and looks for running room in Thurdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.

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Boerneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryce Hall (14) makes a stop during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest with the Yellowjackets.

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Robert Tolar (82) gets tackled after making a catch against the Bulldogs Friday night.

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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 September 18 7:53 a.m., 800 Johns Rd. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man reported someone had struck his parked vehicle overnight. 11:45 a.m., 1200 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police assisted EMS when a man fell from a ladder while installing wiring. 12:05 p.m., 500 Oak Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported a man had called demanding money or threatening to send a bomb. 12:40 p.m., 100 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A wrecker was called to unlock a vehicle a woman had accidentally locked with her toddler inside. 1:01 p.m., 1700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported a man was threatening to burn down the residence in a dispute over money owed for work done, but police couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the guy. 3:30 p.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the couple a caller said were having a fistfight in the parking lot. 5:17 p.m., 200 Dawnridge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Officers assisted an elderly woman who had fallen and needed help getting up. 5:47 p.m., 400 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a caller reported a man who was stumbling around in the road seemed drunk, police talked to a transient nearby who said he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen anyone. 6:16 p.m., 100 N. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer talked to two men and a woman hanging out at Main Plaza a caller said were smoking grass. 6:26 p.m., 2099 Grand Loop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller said a man had used a crowbar to break a window in his new house. 6:46 p.m., River & Plant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when a Tahoe and a Chevy truck collided. 6:54 p.m., 1400 E. Blanco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A convenience store clerk said a customer was possibly drunk, but had driven off, not to be found by police. 7:10 p.m., 32900 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller reported she had backed into a caution sign and knocked it out of the ground. 7:33 p.m., 33000 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Officers helped a woman get a room for the night after she and her husband were fighting on their front porch. 7:59 p.m., 500 Hampton Cove â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When police talked to the owner of a dog reported to be barking, the pupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner said their lapdog rarely goes outside or barks, but felt it was payback because they had complained about a neighbor. 8:04 p.m., 1100 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A wrecker driver freed the toddler whose mother had accidentally locked him in a vehicle.

8:46 p.m., 400 English Oaks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A father asked police to check on his 15-year-old daughter from whom he hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard in a while. 10:40 p.m., 200 Charger â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police learned a woman reported to be in danger lived in Bexar County and notified deputies there. 11:25 p.m., 100 Menger Springs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A patient was given a courtesy ride home from the ER. Officers also assisted EMS on three calls. September 19 12:47 a.m., 400 Hampton Cove - An officer sat and listened where a caller said dogs were barking, but heard nary a yap. 1:23 a.m., 200 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A father was concerned when his son didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come home from work, but the young man soon showed up. 3:04 a.m., 300 Deer Creek â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Another reported barking dog was silent while an officer sat and listened. 6:17 a.m., 35100 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police gave a woman a courtesy ride to work from the motel room she stayed in overnight after a family fight. 7:07 a.m., Scenic Loop & I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMS were called after a tractor-trailer rig hit a Camero. 8:15 a.m., 300 Menger Springs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Burglars stole appliances and cut a gas line at a house under construction. 10:08 a.m., 400 W. Bandera â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The transient pacing on a traffic island a passerby was suspicious about explained to police he was just counting his change after buying a coffee. 11:04 a.m., 200 E. Blanco â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported backing into another vehicle that morning, but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the other ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information. 12:53 p.m., 1100 N. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A 911 hang-up call was placed when someone tried to dial 9 for an outside line. 2:03 p.m., 100 Phil Wilson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer reported abandoned vehicles to code enforcement. 2:20 p.m., 100 Whisper Way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a man complained a woman had thrown his belongings out on the curb, police learned she was moving and not taking his stuff with her. 3:16 p.m., 1400 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After a caller complained about a vehicle parked near the visitor center for several days, police found it was legally parked. 3:29 p.m., 100 Pecan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Officers tried to settle a quarrel between cousins over a barbecue pitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ownership. 3:44 p.m., 600 Adler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A mother brought her 4-year-old to the police station to report a suspicious vehicle she sees at school every day. 4:30 p.m., River & Herff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The three men reported to be obnoxious and â&#x20AC;&#x153;flipping drivers offâ&#x20AC;? said they did no such thing, but an officer told them not to do it anyway. 5:24 p.m., 2000 Grand Loop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer did a foot patrol around the area. 6:56 p.m., 1400 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A store owner asked for extra patrols because new phones were due to be delivered. 7:06 p.m., I-10 & Hwy. 46 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A homeless man reported crawling under cars when people wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give him money was told to stay out of the road and get a city permit

before soliciting. 8:53 p.m., 1500 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Two men sitting in a truck near a tower were asked to leave the property. 9:41 p.m., 100 W. Hosack â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A driver stopped for traffic violations was arrested for DWI, open container, possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of methamphetamine. 10:26 p.m., 300 Menger Springs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a reported suspicious vehicle driving slowly in the area. 11:45 p.m., Main & Fabra â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear the loud music an anonymous caller complained about. There were also two alarm calls that turned out to be false. September 20 12:05 p.m., 36700 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police found the vehicle a caller said was on the grass with flashers on, but not the driver. 12:41 a.m., 1100 N. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EMS techs reported a young man was asleep on the porch, but he was gone when police arrived. 1:37 a.m., 200 Ivy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A group of partiers agreed to quiet down after neighbors complained. 7:09 a.m., River & Esser â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When an officer checked the traffic signals a caller said were malfunctioning, he found them cycling normally. 7:47 a.m., 1300 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A driver was charged for having an open container of alcohol after a caller reported seeing it. 7:56 a.m., 200 Leather Leaf â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A gas-powered power washer was stolen from the bed of a truck parked in a driveway overnight. 9:50 a.m., 400 Fabra â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Someone did donuts in the backyard of a service center overnight. 11:13 a.m., 100 Sutter Mills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer convinced a teen to go to school after an argument with her mother. 12:40 p.m., Old San Antonio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man burning stuff on the ground was made aware of the city ordinance against it. 2:01 p.m., 300 S. Plant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An officer served a warrant. 2:13 p.m., 33000 I-10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When a man called looking for his driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license taken during an argument with his wife, an officer agreed to return it to him. 2:49 p.m., Pecan & River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No one was injured when a Mazda and an Acura collided. 3:39 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A young girl arrived home to find her house had been burglarized and trashed. 4:12 p.m., I-10 & Hwy. 46 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find the long-haired man walking along, looking strange and talking to himself. 4:35 p.m., 1200 S. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A crash between a Taurus and a BMW injured neither driver. 7:28 p.m., 300 Vista Verde â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A red dachshund that wandered up to a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house was taken to the animal shelter. 7:45 p.m., 100 Roeder â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A man needed help getting his wife up after she fell in the kitchen. 7:50 p.m., 700 River â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman reported a strange man had touched her arm and she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like it.

8:34 p.m., 1000 N. Main â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police found the suspicious guy a caller said was snooping around cars in a parking lot. Police also responded to two false alarms and assisted EMS on one call. KENDALL COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT September 17 12:22 a.m., Vallerie Lane, Boerne - A husband and wife who had been drinking were now fighting. 12:38 a.m., 100 Lantana Hollow, Boerne - A man questioned whether it was OK for his teenage daughter to take off with his estranged wife. 7:39 a.m., FM 473 E. and Hwy. 87, Comfort - Deputies, firefighters and EMS tended the scene of a two-vehicle wreck, but no one was seriously injured. 9:31 a.m., 200 Joey Dr., Boerne - A woman complained that her daughter was receiving harassing phone calls. 10:36 a.m., 400 FM 1376, Boerne - A deputy and the fire chief checked out a fire report, but everything was OK. 11:09 a.m., Herff Rd. and Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne - A vehicle struck a tree, but no one was hurt. 11:17 a.m., 700 Rio Colorado Dr., Boerne - A man wanted deputies to issue a criminal trespass warning to his ex-wife. 11:44 a.m., 100 Kreutzberg Rd., Boerne - A reported fire turned out to be a controlled burn. 12:56 p.m., 100 Honeycomb Dr., Boerne Someone complained he was being harassed by a payday loan collector. 3:28 p.m., 535 MM, W. I-10, Boerne - A deputy assisted a stranded motorist. 5:56 p.m., 500 Oak Ridge Dr., Boerne - A woman was arrested after trying to stab her boyfriend. 6:00 p.m., Kendall County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office A man with an outstanding warrant turned himself in. 6:14 p.m., 100 Oak Acres Lane, Boerne After Child Protective Services took her baby, a woman said CPS stole her paperwork and she was supposed to have custody. 6:19 p.m., 700 Rio Colorado Dr., Boerne - A man called for a stand by while his ex-wife picked up some belongings. 7:39 p.m., FM 474 and Dove Crest, Boerne After someone reported a fire, officers advised a homeowner about burning restrictions. 9:05 p.m., 545 MM, E. I-10, Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Deputies also investigated three false alarms, an alarm call, three suspicious persons and two suspicious vehicles, a truancy report and an illegal dumping report. They also made five traffic stops, assisted other law enforcement once and EMS twice, and received 13 animal calls. September 18 2:11 a.m., 537 MM, E. I-10, Boerne - Someone was arrested during a traffic stop. 8:31 a.m., 100 Candy Lane, Boerne - A hubcap and an ice chest were stolen. 9:26 a.m., 100 N. Smokey River, Boerne

- A woman was having problems with an ex-tenant. 11:11 a.m., 200 Wall St., Comfort - Deputies found an open door when they responded to an alarm call. 12:42 p.m., 200 Cascade Caverns Rd., Boerne - A man was detained after a screaming match with a woman. 12:56 p.m., 200 W. FM 473, Comfort - Windows were shot out of some school buses. 1:00 p.m., 1700 River Rd., Boerne - An intoxicated man threatened to burn down the residence. 1:02 p.m., 400 Broadway, Comfort - A teenage girl left home with a suitcase, but came back a short time later. 1:06 p.m., Oak Trail, Boerne - A woman said she received fraudulent phone calls and mail. 4:02 p.m., 100 Steel Valley Dr., Boerne Someone reported a telephone scam. 4:21 p.m., 300 Falcon Point, Boerne - Items were stolen from a garage. 8:48 p.m., 100 Woodland Blvd., Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A caller said the smell of marijuana was coming from the neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house and cars filled the yard. 9:18 p.m., 100 Vallerie Lane, Boerne Screams were coming from somewhere in the area. Officers also investigated a suspicious person, three traffic hazards and three false alarms, made six traffic stops, assisted EMS once and handled four animal calls. September 19 3:22 a.m., Kendall County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office - A man with outstanding warrants turned himself in. 4:13 a.m., 539 MM, E. I-10, Boerne - Officers assisted a motorist who ran out of gas on the interstate. 2:23 p.m., 100 Sabine Rd., Boerne - Some-

one was concerned about a controlled burn with three fires going and just one person watching them. 4:36 p.m., 800 Front St., Comfort - A woman reported illegal dumping in her dumpster. 5:18 p.m., 527 MM, E. I-10, Comfort - An officer assisted a stranded motorist. 6:37 p.m., 300 Remington Dr., Bergheim - A womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home was broken into a week ago, and when she got home today, there was a deer head in the middle of her driveway. 8:19 p.m., 43300 W. I-10, Boerne - A deputy assisted another stranded motorist. 9:36 p.m., 400 Broadway, Comfort - When a girl told her father she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to live there anymore, he called police. Officers also investigated an abandoned vehicle, two traffic hazards and four false alarms, assisted EMS five times, made a traffic stop and handled eight animal calls. September 20 2:01 p.m., 537 MM, W. I-10, Boerne - No one was injured in a two-vehicle crash. 2:58 p.m., 200 Seventh St., Comfort - A couple were fighting because the man was following the woman around from room to room. 4:23 p.m., 100 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Boerne - Firefighters put out a small fire. 5:26 p.m., 700 River Mountain Dr., Boerne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A woman said there were wo men in a pickup truck on her property when she got home, but they left when she asked them to. 9:16 p.m., 100 Meadow Lane, Comfort Someone complained of loud music. Officers also investigated three suspicious vehicles, a traffic hazard and three false alarms, handled two civil matters and four animal calls, assisted EMS twice and made four traffic stops.

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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.

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.

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Chiropractic Assistant needed. Looking for reliable, caring, quick learner. No experience required. Call 830929-1302, or email resume to galli@ Cook Position Available. Small fast paced environment. Call 210-854-5655.

Bookkeeper/Office Manager/Front Desk Receptionist. Must have min. 3 years exp. in QuickBooks, strong computer skills, multi-tasker, general office administration. Email resume & salary requirements to boernejobs@

FULL TIME The Benedictine Sisters are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Administration Assistant position for their Development & Communication office. Applicants must be a team player and possess strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well solid organizational skills to manage varied workloads and duties. The candidate should have proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Giftworks and InDesign software a plus. Some college and or related work experience preferred. 35hrs/wk @ $11.50/hr. Benefits available. For more information about us: boernebenedictines. com. Applications can be requested by mailing: finbmc@ NO PHONE CALLS. Town and Country Manor now hiring CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, all shifts, PT Housekeeping, PT Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helper, PT Dishwasher. 625 N Main St, 830-2493085.

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Hill Country MHDD Centers Full Time LVN – Boerne, Texas LVN-Full Time / Kerrville Licensed LVN, at least one-year experience in the mental health field. Licensed to practice as a vocational nurse in the State Texas. This position requires flexibility in schedule. No offers of employment can be made unless original educational transcripts are submitted. $15.22/hr Paid health, excellent benefits, life insurance, retirement. Applications are available on line at www.hillcountry. org Apply in person at Hill Country MHDD Centers 819 Water Street, Suite 300 Kerrville, Texas 78028 Hill Country MHDD Centers is an EOE



THE BOERNE STAR Publication page design and layout help needed. Temporary work could grow into a regular part-time position. Proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop required. Send resume and samples of work to FULL TIME Mature adult with knowledge of retail liquor industry. Must be able to pass background check. Apply at Hill Country Wine and Spirits, 28604 IH-10W, M-F, between 9&10am. Full-time Assistant Teacher Needed. Early Learning Center (ELC) of St. Mark Presbyterian Church, an NAEYC accredited program for young children, BISD calendar. CDA or child development college coursework preferred. Training provided as needed. Contact ELC Director, 830-2493813.

PART TIME Provider needed Mon, Wed and Fri, 10am-2pm, working with female with special needs. 956566-0239. Part-time position, Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm, light duty/office. 210-251-0792. S E A S O N A L C U S T O M E R SERVICE REP. Apply in person at Randall Burkey Company, 117 Industrial Dr in Boerne. Bumdoodler’s is hiring a Pie Maker for Saturdays only. No experience needed, will train. Apply within at 929 N Main St. Retail Sales Volunteers Needed! Come have fun volunteering in a fast paced resale shop in the heart of downtown Boerne! Come have fun while supporting the mission of your local nonprofit! Call Olivia at 830-249-2114, or email her at Olivia@ rainbowsenior

PART TIME Interviewing for Part-time position. Seeking retail experience, outgoing personality and positive attitude. Please call 210-6630179. Part-time Volunteer Drivers needed for local charity clinic. Experience driving a large vehicle preferred. Call 830249-0130. 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.

REAL ESTATE Beautiful 2.8 acre lot and home. $275,000. 830-285-2028. REAL ESTATE ISSUES? Contracts, transactions, survey, property rights, water, utilities, development, investments. Phillip Bell & Associates, LLC, 210-415-8483. The Bu$iness of Real Estate. CONDO FOR SALE: Beach front 3/3 in Grand Caribbean at Dune Crest in Port Aransas. Top floor with full view of the Gulf. Access to beach and in-ground pool. $369,000. Contact Betty Turner at bettyturner@, 361887-1111 or 361749-5712.

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REAL ESTATE/ REAL ESTATE/ COMMERCIAL LAND Professional Office Building in Cedar Park, TX. 2,800 +/sf office building; 2-story; stone construction; 2 executive office + workroom; 2nd floor is large conference room with balconies; 2 restrooms & kitchen; parking; 1 block off Hwy 183 & within 1 mile of Toll Road. $325,000. Contact CedarParkOffice@ or 512784-7397. For photos and more information www. hillcountrynews. com/office_space. H I S T O R I C D O W N T O W N Building at 118 N 5th Street in Alpine. Good location with two downstairs offices with a potential for a third, lovely upstairs apartment & studio. Excellent investment opportunity with 2 or 3 separate rental spaces/ living quarters! Approx. 9,438 sq.ft., $495,000. Contact John Carpenter at jw3@jwcarpenter. com, or 432-8373325. 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 For Sale/Land, two acres $195,000, one acre $103,500, 3 Hill View Ln, Boerne. 830-249-2441, ask for Brian. REPO, MUST Sell! $106/month buys deeded land in gated community. Medina Lake Community. 830-460-8354. OWNER. Low water equals LOWER PRICES on Lakefront property on Medina Lake in gated community, don’t miss out, 100ft of lake access. 830796-3143. ½ Acre, water/ electric, boat ramp, fishing, clubhouse. $107/mo. 210-6897391.

HVM OF BANDERA LOT, Owner Finance, Lakefront community, RV, Mobile or Build, WILL FINANCE. 830-796-3143. REPO LOT at Medina Lake: small down, $124/month. BAD CREDIT OK. 830-796-3143. Medina Lake wooded lot, ready for house, mobile or RV, $185/mo. No credit necessary, owner financing available. 830-4608354. Winter Texan Wanted, 100x120 deeded with w/s/e available. No time frame to build, RV’s or Mobile’s welcome. GATED COMMUNITY. 830796-3038. REPO LOT on Medina Lake: $810/ down, $106/mo. BAD CREDIT OK. 830-796-3660. Lake Front on Medina Lake, Repo must Sell. 830-7963594. Why lease when you can own a RV spot for less, $124 a month buys land for your RV. 830-7963143. BANDERA LOT, Owner finance, Hill Country lot, Lakefront community, RV, Mobile or Build, WILL FINANCE. 830-796-3143. LAKE MEDINA, small down and take over payments of $168 buys property. 830-460-8354. NO CREDIT NEEDED! LOT FOR SALE, owner financing available, gated lakefront community, $106/mo. Call 830796-3590.




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

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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 936488-1314.

RENTALS/ COMMERCIAL Building for Lease, 5,500 sq.ft. next to Heimer Diesel in Bandera on Hwy 16. Rent negotiable. 830-796-0426.

MANUFACTURED HOMES Mobile Home, 2BD, 2BA, fenced, Pipe Creek. $550/mo. 830-535-6669.



2BD, 2BA on Tower Rd, amazing views, private setting, lots of storage. $1,150/ mo. Tiffany 210445-4656. ROOM FOR RENT in 3,000 sq.ft. 3BD, 2BA home. Contact Steven, 210-7811354. 1 & 2 BD Apartments. MOST BILLS PAID. Remodeled, big closets, small quiet complex, Main St & Bandera Rd. 830431-1375. Nice 3BD, 2BA Mobile in Pipe Creek. 830-535-6827.

Toyota Camry LE 2007, Leather, Good Physical and Mechanical Condition, 73,000 miles. Owner transferring to Ft. Richardson, Alaska. 830-431-0592. 1994 Ford F250, black, 140k miles, 460 automatic, 4x4 & A/C works great. Long wheel base, extended cab. Interior and exterior in good condition. $3,500 OBO. Please contact Clayton at 210-837-6025.

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Overhead door, personnel door, 2 windows, work bench $3,500 YOU BUY, YOU MOVE

830-688-3550 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY B U S I N E S S 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.

ELDERLY CARE Ranger Creek Manor Personal Care Home. Do you or a loved one need longterm care? We can help. Please call Jess @ 210-8235673 to see how. HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE. 830-248-1671. Caregivers Needed! Call 830-431-1509.

FOR SALE BABY STUFF. Fisher Price Jumperoo Luv U Zoo bouncer, $50; Graco Car Sear with base, blue/brown colors, $20; Lots of boy clothes (mostly Carter brand), $10 or all for $70. All in excellent condition. Call for details, 830688-0046.

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Axis Doe? I am looking to take 3-6. Call Joe 210-4453069.


FOR SALE M O V I N G L I Q U I D AT I O N SALE, FURNITURE IN COMFORT, 515 HWY 27, COMFORT, TEXAS, SEPT. 22/23, SAT, SUN 10AM-4PM, SEPT 29/30, SAT, SUN 10AM-4PM. HUGE SAVINGS. BELOW COST. NEW FURNITURE. FOR SALE: 55 gallon ink drums $10, wood pallets $2, and end rolls $5. Call Granite Printing, 512-352-3687, or come by, 2675 CR 374, Circleville, Wood Framed Casement Window, good condition, 72”x40.5”, $50. 830249-3178. 8x12 Hand-made tufted Rug, 100% wood, oriental, red floral. Retail $3,000, asking $500 OBO. Call 512-963-7533.

FURNITURE High Boy Dresser. Cherrywood. Very nice. $450. 210823-8384.

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

HORSES Gain Confidence with Therapeutic Basic Riding Lessons. Equine Sense. 210723-6345.

PETS Free to good loving home, female poodle, 5 months old. 210-551-3421. M I N I DACHSHUNDS. TWO B/T MALES. 8 WEEKS. $250. CALL 210-240-3218.

SERVICES Looking for Fabulous Care? I have an opening available Monday thru Friday in Boerne/Bandera area. Hours tailored to your needs. Call Ms. Fabulous. 210859-1858. Mike’s Affordable Painting and Remodeling. Free estimates. R e f e r e n c e s available. Call 830522-0600. Chilo’s Grass Mowing. 210-4596672. 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 210-7105010.

WANTED Looking for a Certified Professional Swim Instructor in Boerne. Please call 512-9637533.

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Check our Classifieds every Friday for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in the area!

Scrap metal and iron, tin, batteries, cans, wire, appliances, vehicles. Call Buddy 210-584-1890 or 210-619-6636

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

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE: 1st CHOICE S T O R A G E , B O E R N E , TEXAS, HEREBY P U B L I S H E S NOTICE, AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 59 OF THE TEXAS PROPERTY CODE, OF A PUBLIC SALE FOR THE PROPERTY LISTED BELOW TO SATISFY A LANDLORD’S LIEN. ALL SALES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY ORAL BID FOR CASH TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AND WILL BE CONSIDERED FINAL. 1ST CHOICE STORAGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY BIDS. THE SALE SHALL BE HELD AT 38835 IH10, BOERNE, TEXAS 78006 (830-2491400) ON OCTOBER 6, BETWEEN 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. (Anticipated Start Time: 10:00 am). Jimenez, C., Jones, S., Orr, J. – Antique table, antique radio, antique file cabinets, large and small instrument amplifiers, curio boxes, fan, bedroom set, mattress set, end table, grill, toys.

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The misunderstood opossum “Ick! Get those rodents out of here!” Everyone has seen them, maybe even has them living in their own backyards. The humble opossum. Many people, if not most, also harbor fear or hatred for these misunderstood creatures. But they are actually quite amazing! They are animals that evolution forgot. First, contrary to popular belief, opossums are not rodents. They are marsupials - like kangaroos, they birth and rear their young in a specialized pouch. In fact, they are the only marsupials in all of North America. While marsupials thrive in many different environments, the opossum is the only marsupial species that has lasted here. Opossums are largely unchanged throughout the last several million years, and are sometimes called “living fossils.” They have more teeth than any other mammal! While opossums are often unfairly considered unwanted in human territories, they are actually handy to have around. They put those teeth to work eating tarantulas, scorpions - even rattlesnakes are no match for an opossum. An opossum’s overall diet is varied. They will basically eat pretty much anything. From carrion to fruit, they can make use of many different types of food. Opossums are also highly food motivated, which is one reason why they are often, unfortunately, found dead on the road. They will defend their food rather than leave



it, even if they are fighting a losing battle against a car. Which brings us to defense mechanisms: everyone has heard of “playing possum,” pretending to be asleep when actually awake. Opossums don’t actually pretend to sleep though, they pretend to be dead. The idea is that a large predator who is interested in preying on the opossum will lose interest in an animal that might be carrion. Opossums play this “game” quite well, becoming highly rigid to simulate rigor mortis, and also releasing their bowels to increase a carrion-like smell. Opossums pose little danger to humans. They are unlikely to attack unless provoked, and are highly unlikely to spread zoonotic diseases (diseases that both humans and animals can get). While technically any mammal can become infected with rabies, it is highly unlikely in many species - the opossum is one of them. Opossums have a very slow metabolism which creates an unfavorable environment for the rabies virus. Opossums have exceedingly short life spans for a mammal, believed to live as little as two years. So how are there so many of them

out there? The secret to success is in the marsupial reproduction system, which is quite remarkable. After a very short gestation period, 11 to 14 days, baby opossums are “born.” But the marsupial birth is a much different type of birth than other mammals experience. Not much larger than a grain of rice, blind, and hairless, the young amazingly crawl unaided out of the birth canal and into the pouch. Next, it’s a race to attach to a teat. While opossums can have many offspring, up to 21, they usually have only 13 teats. The babies that don’t reach a teat will die. At this point, the 13 survivors don’t actually nurse from their mothers in the traditional sense. Their mouths are fused closed with only a tiny opening. Once they have attached, the teat will swell to fill the young’s mouth. After remaining in the pouch for about seven weeks, the babies will be able to detach themselves and leave the pouch. However, they will remain with their mother for a few weeks to months after that. They crawl from the pouch to the mother’s back, and hold on as the mother searches for food. Because opossums are marsupials, they don’t engage in much maternal care. If a young opossum falls off his mother’s back, she is unlikely to go looking for him. Luckily, opossums can take care of themselves from a young age. An opossum about the size of a human fist, or 5 inches long not including the tail, is old enough to be on his own. An opossum smaller than that, found away from his mother,

should be referred to a rehabilitation professional. Once opossums are on their own, they can live in a variety of environments: another secret to their success! They prefer woody areas along streams, but can also make their homes in urban settings. They have a prehensile tail, which means that they have amazing con- An opossum mother carrying around her trol over their long, hairless tail. They use it for balance and can wrap as skunks and armadillos. Though they are called “Virginia” it around a branch to keep them secure. But it’s inaccurate that they opossums, and their scientific “hang” from their tails as they are name is Didelphis virginiana, they often portrayed. Only very young are actually found throughout the opossums can support their full United States. Hopefully, you now view oposbody weight with their tails. For adults, serious injury would result. sums just a little bit differently. Opossums frequently can be People often try to trap and remove found living underground as well, them from their property, thinking but they don’t dig the burrows. they are a hazard to human health They simply occupy burrows or simply undesirable. But trapping and removing is abandoned by other animals, such

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not an effective permanent solution, as another wild animal may gladly move in to the opossum’s old territory. Also, considering that opossums do such a good job of keeping dangerous insects and reptiles at bay, why not keep the free pest control around? Krystal Mathis is the Program Support Coordinator at the Cibolo Nature Center

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CNC Happenings FERAL HOG MANAGEMENT, Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., CNC Auditorium, $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Rufus Stephens, Matt Reidy, Bryan Davis from TPWD and Texas Agrilife Extension Service will explore the many methods available to landowners to manage feral hog populations, feral hog biology and ecology and a variety of culling techniques from hunting to trapping to research on new techniques. For anyone who has a hog problem, this workshop is a must. FALL INCIDENTAL BIRD COUNT, Monday, Oct. 1, also on Oct. 3, 6 and 12, 8 to 10 a.m., CNC Park. Join a team of citizen scientists and bird enthusiasts to conduct a bird census at the CNC. This is an excellent opportunity to see migrant and resident birds of a natural area that includes woodland, prairie, marsh and cypress-lined Cibolo Creek. Learn to census birds in your own backyard, while enjoying a beautiful morning walk with a friendly group of birders. For more information, contact Ben Eldredge at Wildlife Field Research, Monday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 13, All Day, CNC’s Four Habitats. Interested in mammals, insects, reptiles, birds, grasses, trees, fishes or aquatic invertebrates? Become a citizen scientist! Volunteers receive training and hands-on experience doing surveys that monitor the nature center ecology and inform land management practices. Join the research team of your choice for one to three days. Attend the Friday evening Citizen Science Research Seminar and dinner. Details at


The Farmers Market at the Cibolo, Herff Farm at 33 Herff Road. - Free admission. Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to noon. This week’s available produce (come early for best selection): Eggplant Summer Squash Fresh Herbs Jericho Lettuce Early pick fall squash: Butternut, spaghetti, acorn Okra Asian Spinach Microgreens Local raw honey Indian Cucumbers Watermelon Banana Canteloupe Honey Israel Melons Honeydew Melon Jams Jellies Salsas Fresh Eggs Fresh Squeezed Organic Juices Breakfast and Coffee by Bear Moon Premium natural dog treats from BuddysBonz

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