The Bastrop Advertiser
Texas’ Oldest Weekly Newspaper Since March 1, 1853
Volume 159, Number 85
THURSDAY, NOVEmBER 22, 2012
Semi-Weekly Since Sept. 5, 1977 An edition of the
Love an animal today BY SARAH ACOSTA Staff Writer
From the staff of the The Bastrop Advertiser
Maybe you didn’t know there are stars among us. —Page A4
Basketball season under way.
The Bastrop County Animal Shelter is the last hope for many cats and dogs that have been abandoned and are seeking the love and comfort of a new home. A volunteer-based, nonprofit organization, Urgent Animals at Bastrop County Animal Shelter Inc., has made it their mission to raise awareness and funds, and assist in the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption process of the animals at the local shelter. “Our main vision is to See COUNTY, page A7
Urgent Animals volunteer Amy Baxter, left, and president Lorraine Joy take Green Bean and Becka out of their kennels at the shelter for some play time.
Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24
n 10 a.m. – Harvest Art Fest, 1832 Farmer’s Market, 1302 Chestnut, Bastrop. Handmade art from local artists and fresh produce from local farmers. Unique gift items: jewelry, pottery, fused glass, paintings, photography, turned wooden vessels, fiber arts, stained glass, leather, sculpture, handmade soap, clothing and more. Call Chris Klink at 303-9599 for more information.
WEATHER THURSDAY FORECAST HI: 76 LO: 55
Statewide testing and accountability measures and a statewide school finance lawsuit have led two Bastrop County school districts to become involved in legal proceedings challenging the fairness of the related laws. The Bastrop school district board voted at its regular meeting Tuesday to join a statewide coalition of school districts which initiated proceedings on Nov. 1 aimed at overturning the annual Adequate Yearly Progress ratings issued under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The case, organized by the Texas Association See SCHOOL, page A5
Buc-ee’s dazzles BY TERRY HAGERTY Assistant Editor
Saturday, Dec. 1
n Smithville’s Festival of Lights. The air is festive throughout the day with live music featuring local choirs and local bands at the gazebo, plenty of food, drinks, fellowship and fun with a Comin’ Around the Mountain Christmas theme. Early morning run/walk to a theatrical play after the lighted parade. Visit website for more information at smithvilletx.org. For a complete calendar, see page A2
School districts join court battles BY ERIN GREEN Staff Writer
Falling into Arbor Day
The group of Camp Swift soldiers who came into the new Buc-ee’s store during its opening last week seemed to respond immediately to the immensity of the place. Erin Green/Bastrop Advertiser
Mulching is fun for the fourth-graders of Mina Elementary School, who crowd around the newly-planted American Elm tree city parks superintendent Jason Alfaro helped plant. BY ERIN GREEN Staff Writer Arbor Day is usually celebrated in the spring, but that’s no reason why it can’t be celebrated in November. The fourth-graders of Mina Elementary School were on hand along with several City of Bastrop officials and Texas A&M Forest Service officials, includ-
ing forester Jim Rooni, at Fisherman’s Park Friday for the fall celebration of Arbor Day. Bastrop Mayor Terry Orr read a proclamation naming Friday Arbor Day in the city. “Let’s cherish trees and recognize their importance in our lives,” he said, concluding his remarks to the kids. Welcoming the students
“We’re still hiring.”
— John Taylor, general manager
— and their teachers and principal Martha Werner to the park — Rooni spoke about the importance of trees and asked the children whether they like notebook paper, eating apples, living in homes made of wood and similar questions showing the diversity of how trees are important in everyday life.
Several of them pumped their arms enthusiastically in the air only footsteps into the 56,000 square-foot facility near the intersection of Texas 95 and Texas 71– now Bucee’s second largest after its New Braunfels store.
See ARBOR, page A7
See RETAIL, page A6
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As cold, dry weather sets in, danger mounts BY TERRY HAGERTY Assistant Editor The thick black column of smoke spiraled hundreds of feet up into the air and could be seen from miles around Bastrop late on Wednesday morning, Nov. 14. “Given the way the smoke looked, we were responding to the possibility of a house fire,” Bastrop Fire Department assistant chief Rod Stradling said of flames that could have easily spread, had there been a stronger wind. But fortunately, a house was not on fire and the wind was less than four mph. The smoke was billowing from a huge pile of items that are illegal to burn, under rules
“There are still a lot of places that have thick fuel around the county.”
— Rod Stradling, assistant fire chief
from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Stradling pointed out. “That pile contained couches, mattresses, clothing and a micro-wave,” Stradling said. The 30-feet-wide pile had substantial flames going when sheriff’s deputies and firemen arrived. Stradling See FIRE, page A7
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Rod Stradling, assistant chief with the Bastrop Fire Department, monitors a burn near a residence north of downtown last week.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
THROUGH ERIN’S EYES
Giving thanks this Thanksgiving Forget the turkey. To me, Thanksgiving dinner is all about the sides — the mashed potatoes with gravy, the sweet potato casserole with the ooey, gooey melted marshmallows on top, the green bean casserole, the young peas and, last but not least, the cranberry sauce and for dessert, pumpkin pie. The cranberry sauce was always my favorite, but I don’t mean this to be about the dinner many of us are sitting down to today. This is about the reasons we have to be thankful. It’s a tough time right now, with the economy in doubt and many fears about the
GREEN “fiscal cliff,” unemployment, jobs, gas prices and all of the numerous other things that keep many of us awake far into the night. But we still have much to be thankful for. We, individually and we as a nation. As much as the nation is divided and as many problems face us as a nation, there are still many things to be thankful for. We’re a free country. We have the ability to
vote for our leaders, to praise them or criticize them as we want. We can choose them as we want. But there’s so much more beyond that. We live in a time that offers so much knowledge to be consumed in so many different ways. Medical science is making enormous strides in fighting many of the worst diseases. We can fight diseases and cure things that many years ago would have easily killed or maimed. Moved far away from friends and family? It’s easier to stay in touch with our loved ones than ever. Even the poorest and most down-and-
out among us have far more than their most down-and-out counterparts in other countries of the world. Although there are many who still have a long way to go to recover from the wildfire of more than a year ago, Bastrop as a city has come a long way to find its way back from the biggest wildfire in the state’s history. Personally, I have a great deal to be thankful for, as well. Many people, including myself, have been doing the “30 days of thankfulness” on Facebook. The major things — family and friends, for instance — are easy to note, but it doesn’t make those things any
less real. In fact, stretching the season of thanksgiving throughout the month makes us think much more deeply about all of those things in life we can be thankful for — family and friends, pets, jobs, beating challenges or diseases. But for me, Thanksgiving is about more than just being thankful. It’s about thankfulness, togetherness with those we love but it’s also about family and traditions. My family had plenty of Thanksgiving traditions. I always, always watch the big Thanksgiving parade in New York City. I have yet to
miss it even once. And Thanksgiving dinner was always hosted by us for ourselves, my grandparents and my aunts, uncle and cousins on my dad’s side. I also loved Thanksgiving night, when we had what, to me as a child, was the best part — the Lighting of the Great Tree at the old Rich’s Department Store in downtown Atlanta. They’d light the tree when the soloist hit the highest note of “O Holy Night.” We’d have our tree up and decorated as well and my dad would crouch down to light ours at the same time. I loved it. See? Yet another thing to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.
Won’t be thinking 2 arrested, charged with assault about pesky doors BY ERIN GREEN Staff Writer
The school seems to have an issue with doors. Here at Bastrop High School, some doors are unlocked, others aren’t and some aren’t even con- Melody sidered doors. One certain Funderburgh set of doors in particular that happen to be 20ft from my 3rd and 5th me, there with my family. period class is always a I’ll never need a therapist gamble. When the door is with a family like mine, unlocked, it’s the quickest they are great, and you way for me to get from the can’t hide anything from 700 hall through the main those women, but I’ve nevbuilding by the bistro, to er wanted to. My two male my next class, but every cousins are just as loving, morning, someone flips but often spend more time a coin or spins a wheel to playing video games than decide which doors will be talking about feelings. accessible and which will If I said I was only exnot. I was late to class, but, cited to see my family I oh well. My teacher under- would be lying. The food stood that the locked doors is out of this world, but had thwarted yet another nothing beats the monkey student. bread. I’ve heard of some Regardless of the people using cinnamon doors, there isn’t much and sugar on their monthat can beat my day to- key bread but not in my day. It’s Friday and I have house. Our Thanksgiving this whole next week off monkey bread is soaked for Thanksgiving. I will in garlic and butter, and, have work a few days this as you chew each bite, you next week, but it doesn’t can literally feel your fat matter. My grandmother, cells jumping for joy. It’s who began emailing ideas my favorite Thanksgiving for this year’s menu al- dish and the only other most a month ago, makes time of year it’s made is almost everything from Christmas. I think this scratch. There is really year I’ll watch them make nothing like watching the it so I can just buy myself women in my family get to- the ingredients and make gether on a holiday. They it whenever I want. They all seem to flow around say it wouldn’t be as speeach other in the kitchen cial if we had it all the like a system of cogs and time. I guess that may wheels. There is always be true, but more imporsomething to talk about tantly, we would be very and the house is usually out of shape. Either way filled with laughter. It’s al- this is going to be a good ways been a safe place for Thanksgiving.
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Alcohol was an alleged contributing factor in two recent arrests for assault carried out by the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies were called out to Cynthia Drive about 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 in response to an argument in which Esteban Garza and two friends had allegedly been drinking.
Garza left the scene when the deputies arrived, but returned later in the evening to collect his belongings from the house. Deputies charged him with assault causing bodily injury and family violence. Garza was released from jail Nov. 12 on a $5,000 surety bond. Deputies also reported to the 400 block of FM 2336 on Nov. 10 regarding an argument between a couple sit-
ting in a truck. According to the report, the woman, Dorothy King, had allegedly been drinking and deputies found her with blood on her hands and saw obvious injuries to the face of the man sitting in the truck. Deputies charged the woman, Dorothy King, 43, with assault causing bodily injury and family violence. She was released from jail on Nov. 11 on a $3,000 surety bond.
ticipated in a previous Tree of Angels, your special angel will be available in the church foyer in alphabetical order by last name. Please bring a picture of your loved one to place on the memorable table in the church entryway. For more information, contact the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office at 512-549-5100 or by email at lisa.jackson@ co.bastrop.tx.us.
street markets, Holiday homes tour, Christmasthemed shows at various locales and much more. Check lostpineschristmasbastroptx. com for complete information.
LOOKING AHEAD Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24
■ 10 a.m. – Harvest Art Fest, 1832 Farmer’s Market, 1302 Chestnut, Bastrop. Handmade art from local artists and fresh produce from local farmers. Unique gift items: jewelry, pottery, fused glass, paintings, photography, turned wooden vessels, fiber arts, stained glass, leather, sculpture, handmade soap, clothing and more. Call Chris Klink at 303-9599 for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 1
■ Smithville’s Festival of Lights. The air is festive throughout the day with live music featuring local choirs and local bands at the gazebo, plenty of food, drinks, fellowship and fun with a Comin’ Around the Mountain
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According to Arielle Keegan, police records specialist with the sheriff’s office, Garza, 40, and one of the friends had reportedly gotten into an argument which had escalated. According to the report, Garza had allegedly physically assaulted one of the friends and had taken her cell phone away from her when she tried to call for help. The report indicates
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Christmas theme. Early morning run/walk to a theatrical play after the lighted parade. Visit website for more information at smithvilletx. org. ■ 6 p.m. – Festival of Trees, Family Crisis Center annual fundraiser at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort. For tickets and information about sponsorship, donations, volunteering and more, contact the center at 512-321-7760.
Sunday, Dec. 2
■ 6 p.m. – 14th annual Tree of Angels dedication ceremony at Calvary Episcopal Church, 603 Spring St., Bastrop. The public is invited to bring an angel ornament to place on the tree in honor or in memory of victims and survivors of violent crime. If you have par-
Thursday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 9
■ Lost Pines Christmas events kick off with an open house at city hall, 1311 Chestnut St. Events through the weekend include special shopping and wine tasting, River of Lights nightly on the Colorado River Walk, lots of live music, lighted Christmas parade,
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Saturday, Dec. 8
■ 9 a.m. – Pine Street Market Days ■ noon-5 p.m. – Holiday Homes Tour, featuring the historic Ancient Oaks Plantation which has been restored to museum quality and open to the public for this event only. Plus, enjoy other festive homes and an old county church. Tickets: $15 per person. For advance tickets, contact Bastrop County Historical Society Museum, 702 Main Street, 512-303-0057 or BastropHolidayHomesTour.com.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
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SHS grad on forefront of staph research By Terry HagerTy Assistant Editor A Smithville High School graduate is at the forefront of one of the more perplexing medical situations – people who go into healthcare facilities and pick up unexpected illnesses there. Sometime those illnesses, referred to as healthcare associated infections, or HAIs, can be fatal. Rodney E. Rohde, a 1985 SHS graduate who received his master and doctorate degrees from Texas State University, is certified as a specialist in virology, microbiology, and pathology from the American Society for Clinical Pathologists. He has written extensively about staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to as “staph,” – a group of bacteria that can cause a number of diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body. Staph-related illness can range from mild and requiring no treatment to severe and potentially fatal, according to medical experts. The illness usually starts with a localized staph skin infection, but the staph bacteria manufacture a toxin that affects skin all over the body. “Staph is a rapidly growing threat in the realm of antibioticresistant organisms found in the healthcare arena and general public,” Rohde said. “Any room or place, including a hospital or other clinical setting (nursing home, dialy-
Smithville High School graduate Rodney Rohde, shown taking cultures in a lab, is an expert on healthcare associated infections. sis, etc.) can look and smell clean. However, it may not be ‘microbial clean.’” Rohde explained that some bacteria and other microbes are not killed or inhibited by all detergents, bleach or chemical disinfectants. He cited an example. “For instance, one could completely clean a room with disinfectants and get rid of most major microbes. However, if there was a prior patient with a ‘clostridium difficile’
infection, the room is probably still contaminated with endospores,” he said. He termed clostridium “a nasty bacterial, diarrheal agent that produces very resistant endospores that are resistant to most disinfectants. While most types of HAIs are declining, clostridium remains at historically high levels, causing diarrhea linked to 14,000 American deaths each year, according to the Center for Disease Control.
What the public can do
Rohde detailed some of the preventive measures the public can take. “The public should
educate themselves about healthcare associated infections,” he said. “We all do major research when it comes to purchasing a car, a new phone or childcare choices. Why would you not educate yourself about your personal health choices?” He said most states currently have an HAI reporting mandate from the federal government and individuals can ask for information about HAI rates or adverse events prior to treatment at a healthcare facility. “Many states are now required to list this information on public websites (including individual hospitals) for viewing and transparency,” Rohde said. “However, as I’ve told many of the people that contact me about staph – it’s still your job to be proactive (and ask questions) with your physician and healthcare team. Remember,
it’s your health!” Rohde explained how healthcare facilities are combating HAIs. “For the most part, hospitals and healthcare facilities are doing everything they can to reduce or eliminate HAIs and adverse events,” Rohde said. For example, some hospitals now require staph pre-admission cultures be taken, in which the person is evaluated for staph colonization before admitted into the facility, he said. “If positive, that person can be quarantined to a certain floor or wing so as to not transmit MRSA to other patients, especially high risk, immune-compromised patients,” Rohde said. “Healthcare facilities are also redoubling efforts in environmental decontamination with respect to proper microbial cleaning.”
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Moore About bAStroP
Celebrities among us as Bastrop becomes film-friendlier I have told you about the recent plethora of television pilots and commercials that have been filmed in Bastrop, following the films “Bernie” and “When Angels Sing.” What you may not know is that a wellknown British-born director, a well-respected author and short film producer/director, and the award-winning owner of a first-class film studio are our neighbors. Last week the home of Judi and Tommy Hoover was the setting for a lovely gathering of friends old and new, and included some highly regarded national and international filmmakers. One of those celebrities was Tommy Warren, owner of Spiderwood Studios on Hwy. 969 near Utley. Tommy won two Telly awards for his animated short film “Flight of Magic.” He was honored in nonbroadcast productions with the 2012 Silver Award for Use of Animation and the 2012 Bronze Award for Children’s Audience. The Telly award is the premier award honoring the finest video and film productions, outstanding TV commercials and programs, as well as web commercials, videos and films and receives over 11,000 international entries annually. He has also won a prestigious Award of Excellence in Animation from The Accolade Competition for the film. By receiving an Accolade, Spiderwood Studios joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationallyrespected award. Spiderwood is also doing a great deal of work in
has been writing wellrespected novels and short stories ever since. In 2007, Amber Quill Press reprinted a 1995 literary novel Banks DEBBiE wrote entitled “The Moore Turtle’s Voice.” The firstname.lastname@example.org novel was the winner of the 1995 Austin Book 3-D. Award. Director Peter MackSince founding Upenzie and his wife, start in 2000, Carolyn Sally, were also there. began writing scripts Once a leading advertis- and producing short ing agency copywriter, films, including “BasPeter produced and trop: The First 175 directed over 200 com- Years,” which won Best mercials all over the Documentary at a 2007 world, winning several South Texas film fesawards along the way. tival. Her moving film Since turning his atten- “The Fire” tells the story tion to film making, he of the horrendous Bashas had several features trop wildfires of 2011. distributed globally. She brings in experts Mackenzie recent- to teach screenwriting, ly received the Capra production and postAward at the second an- production. Her love of nual Life Fest Film Fes- the craft is immense, tival in Los Angeles for and many aspiring film his film “Doonby.” This makers have benefitted is the premiere festival from her dedication. dedicated to showcasAlso joining in the ing films that highlight fun were Kay and the intrinsic value of Conor McAnally, Joe life and the human ex- Grady Tuck, Lori Maperience. Named after drid, Mike Foster, and legendary filmmaker Lavonne Roberts and Frank Capra, the Fes- her beautiful daughter, tival’s Capra Award for Alessandra. It was a terBest Film was present- rific evening and I aped to Peter’s film, which preciate the opportunity was mainly shot in and to visit with all of these around Smithville. The extremely interesting film’s lead, John Sch- people. Thank you, Judi neider, was joined by and Tommy. co-star Joe Estevez and producer Mark Joseph Speaking of films in accepting the award. The Bastrop Film No stranger to in- Commission will screen ternational recogni- the independent film tion, Carolyn Banks, “America’s Parking Lot” the founder of Upstart, on Nov. 26. Your BFC Bastrop Community has partnered with the Access Television and Texas Independent the Annabelle Resource Film Network to proCenter, was there for mote independent films the fun. Carolyn’s first made by Texas directors national publication and producers. One of was her short story the films we screened in “Idyll,” which appeared January won an Acadin “Voyages”, a literary emy Award in its catmagazine, in 1968. She egory.
This film follows Cy and Tiger, two diehard fans of the Dallas Cowboys and leaders of the legendary Gate 6 tailgate party, as they spend their last season with the team at historic Texas Stadium. When the Cowboys move 20 miles west to Arlington, the shifting politics and economics of major league sports threaten to dissolve the friendships and traditions these blue-collar tailgaters have built over 20 years, while Cy and Tiger scramble to preserve their place in “America’s Parking Lot.” The film premiered this year at South by Southwest. Director Jonny Mars will be with us that evening to answer your questions. Mars is a producer, actor and writer. He recently produced the Texas Meets Tillamook campaign, which filmed a segment in Bastrop and has starred in award-winning shorts. This marks his directorial debut. It all takes place on Monday, Nov. 26 at the Annabelle Resource Center, the ARC, located at 1508 Cypress St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 and $1 for students. Refreshments will be available.
High Cotton Gifts and Antiques, owned by Pam and Frank Ferguson, has been so successful that they need more space. They are now in the process of moving to 922 Main St. I’m glad they are staying downtown. Welcome to two new businesses, Veranda Jewelry, Gifts and Home
Décor and Lark Jewelry. Veranda is located at 813 Main St. Lark Jewelry and Gifts has opened in The Crossing near The Bastrop Brewhouse. Speaking of the Brewhouse, they now have a Bourbon Bar in one of the smaller buildings on the property with all types of bourbon for your tasting enjoyment. Saturday is “Small Business Saturday.” We are encouraged to shop local and thereby support our independent shops. Downtown Bastrop has some truly unique businesses which offer one-of-a-kind items that make great Christmas presents and are reasonably priced. In honor of Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bastrop, there will be a cash mob at noon at the Outdoor Market Place Stage at 921 Main St. The name of a business will be pulled out of a hat, and then those gathered will “mob” the store with business. We agree to spend at least $5. There will be chances to win great prizes that have been donated by the some of the businesses. Afterwards, there will be live music by Max Rios of Austin and plenty of time to continue shopping and dining. Sounds like fun to me.
Pickin’ Party fun
Last Saturday afternoon, Jo and Dallas Albers hosted “Pickin’ Party” on their porch. There were guitars, a stand-up bass, a violin, a mandolin and more and really good singin’. The pickin’ and singin’ began after we were treated to delicious barbecue and chili
with all the fixin’s. Sirius radio fans know our host as Dallas Wayne, host of Willie’s Roadhouse and Outlaw Country. He is also a member of the musical group Heybale that plays on Sunday evenings at the Continental Club in Austin. Dallas appeared in Bastrop recently as the master of ceremonies during our Veterans Day ceremony. The conversations were lively and interesting and there was lots of laughter in addition to terrific music. While some of the attendees preferred to remain anonymous, local folks enjoying the fun included Kristi Koch, Ellen Moore and Bob Hoover, Paula and Jim Clark, Kelley and Herb Goldsmith and Judi and Tommy Hoover.
My niece and her family are here from Baton Rouge to share the day along with members of my Bastrop family. We will be enjoying fried turkey and my nephew’s “pastalaya.” You have probably heard of jambalaya. He substitutes pasta for the rice. You can be jealous. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
until next week
That’s all for now. Until next week, be good to yourself. Let me hear from you by email at email@example.com so I can share the fun things that are going on in and around Bastrop. Remember: “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Albert Einstein
All About CedAr Creek
Helping out the less fortunate comes natural to Cedar Creekers It never ceases to amaze me that we have such wonderful people that live in Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek United Methodist Church put out a call to the congregation that we needed to gather food for the less fortunate families in the area. Last week, folks from the church delivered Thanksgiving to 40 families in the area. I don’t know about anyone else but I would say that is definitely doing
firstname.lastname@example.org God’s work. And that’s because there were people who donated and helped to make it a success. Speaking of CCUMC, they are a busy bunch of
people. Coming up on Dec. 1 they will be hosting a Christmas Cantada. I will give you more on that at a later date. Also be watching for the news on the Community Christmas Dinner on Dec. 16. Be watching for updates and further info.
I told you a few weeks ago that a little birdie told me that “someone” was going to be giving out scholarships. Well, here it is. Bastrop Chapter #64, Order of the Eastern Star will be hosting two fundraisers to raise funds for scholarships for graduating seniors of Cedar Creek High School, Bastrop High School and Elgin High School. See CedAr Creek, page A5
Thursday, November 22, 2012
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CEDAR CREEK from page A4 The first fundraiser will be a garage sale at Mina Masonic Lodge, 601 Main St. in Bastrop, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. As the date gets closer, I will give you info on the other fund raiser that will be taking place.
Yes, Dora, I do still have the recipe that I put out last year for the turkey stuffing made with popcorn. It took me a little bit to find it and figure out what you were talking about, so here it is. This recipe also includes the use of
popcorn as a stuffing ingredient - imagine that. When I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when a turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try: 8 - 15 lb. turkey, 1 cup melted butter, 1 cup stuffing, 1 cup unpopped popcorn, salt/ pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan, making sure the neck end is
What a weekend it was for any of us in the southwest part of the county and those in the southeast part of Travis. One man commented that “I have never seen so many cops in one place before.” I totally agree with him. I live in the far SW cor-
ner of the county, just a stone’s throw from the county line of Bastrop and Travis. Going down 21 to church on Sunday, I counted four DPS troopers and six county cars by the time I got to 535 (Pearce Lane). My husband works part time at Lake Travis and getting home Saturday was a nightmare, but he finally made it driving the back roads. The skies were full of private planes and helicopters flying people in and out of the track. One driver commented that he had never met such friendly people as he found in
Bastrop. I haven’t verified this yet, but rumor has it that one driver liked it so well he went out and bought a 500acre ranch in the area. I think F1 is here to stay and will be back next year. Oh and kudos to our deputies who did a fine job of keeping the traffic moving and preventing any snarls. Good job! Well, folks, today is Thanksgiving and as you spend time with family and friends, think of just one thing that you are thankful for and share it. So many won’t be with loved ones today be-
cause of war, miles or anger so they will miss out on so much. I would like to share something my mother taught me years ago. She said we don’t get to pick our families, God does that for us. They may not be perfect and they make mistakes, but we need to love them regardless and be thankful that we have them. So many have none and it’s a lonesome time for them. No one is perfect! So ‘til next time, please be safe and God bless. Email with your news at cedar email@example.com.
suing the state, arguing that the Legislature failed to meet its constitutional obligations. As reported in the Austin AmericanStatesman, the battle is over whether Texas is providing more than 1,000 ethically and economically diverse school districts what they need to ensure students are receiving the “general diffusion of knowledge” needed to succeed in the 21st century, as constitutionally required. The trial, which began Oct. 22 in a Travis County courtroom before District Judge John Dietz, is expected to take three months. The plaintiffs, which include the coalition Smithville is part of, also includes the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the ThompsonHorton and the Haynes & Boone groups, and the Charter School Group. An intervenor group, TREE, is led by Kent Grusendorf, the former chairman of the Texas House Public Education Committee, but does not represent any school districts. Taken as a whole, the plaintiffs comprise about two-thirds of Texas’ school districts, which educate threequarters of the state’s 5 million students. “It looks to me like
this is the granddaddy of all these cases,” Dietz said in a preliminary hearing over the summer. “We’ve got every topic that’s ever been discussed.” The groups sued the state over a variety of possible violations, many of which are overlapping, but the concept of “equity” in school finance emerged as a key issue — do poor school districts get the same amount of money to educate its students as the richer ones do? According to the Statesman, the suit involves questions of equity dating back to a 1984 suit by the Edgewood school district arguing that huge disparities in spending had emerged due to disparities in property tax bases in communities. That was followed in 1989 by a ruling by the Texas Supreme Court that “children who live in poor districts and children who live in rich districts must be afforded a substantially equal opportunity to have access to educational funds.” The court later explained that “citizens who were willing to shoulder similar tax burdens should have similar access to revenue for education.” The Statesman re-
ported that the state eventually settled on a system in which it poured more money into schools, obligated the state to supplement local taxes in poorer districts and required property-wealthy districts to share some of their riches with the poorer ones in what is called the Robin Hood provision. But, some districts argued before the Supreme Court in 2005, inequities surfaced again. The court didn’t uphold the claim of inequality, but instead found the system effectively enacted a statewide property tax by imposing caps on local property taxes — something the constitution explicitly prohibits. To remedy this, the Statesman reported, the Legislature reduced local school property tax rates by one-third and dedicated more state money to schools to replace the local money in a special legislative session in 2006. Legislators then temporarily froze districts at the amount of per-student funding they were spending at the time with the understanding they would find a long-term solution the following year. But, the current suit says, the freeze was never lifted, mak-
ing the situation tougher for poorer districts. Rock McNulty, superintendent of Smithville schools, said the district chose to become part of the suit because the system’s students deserve a fairer funding system. “The state, over the past six years, backed away from their portion of funding the education of children in Texas,” McNulty said in a written statement. “The current financial system is flawed and is short-changing our children. Over the last two years, the state has cut funding by over $1.5 million to Smithville and yet standards and unfunded mandates continue to be placed on school districts. Although local taxes have increased and residents are investing directly to their local schools, the state continues to keep backing away from their obligations to contribute to the education of our children. … The millions of dollars a year that the state is spending on testing and an accountability system that even the educators who face parents and the public every day find difficult to understand is not getting to the classrooms where the learning takes place.”
toward the front of the oven, not the back. After about four hours, listen for the popping sounds. When the turkey blows the oven door open and the bird flies across the room, it’s done. And you thought I didn’t know how to cook. Enjoy!
F1 gone again
SCHOOL from page A1 of Community Schools, will be heard before the State Office of Administrative Hearings. By joining the suit involving more than 600 school districts across Texas, Bastrop asserts that every AYP rating issued since the implementation of the federal system in 2003 is invalid. The challenge also asserts the AYP ratings constitute an unlawful, costly and destructive federal intrusion into local school operations and that the Texas Education Agency, in its efforts to comply with the federal mandates, acted without authority from the Legislature and denied school districts due process. Bastrop Superintendent Steve Murray said the district, the Bastrop Area Chamber of Commerce board and the Bastrop city council have joined in the protest against such testing and associated accountability by passing an anti-high stakes testing resolution to combat the “overbearing nature of such testing” for students and teachers. This nature also includes the increasingly high standards students — and every subgroup of students consisting of at least 25 students — must pass in order for the school to make
AYP each year. “This unrealistic performance standard has already amounted to more than half of Texas school campuses receiving a failing grade and over 70 percent of all districts in the state,” Murray said. “If not repealed … virtually every school and district in Texas and across the nation will be categorized as failing by 2014. (The Bastrop school district and board) believes in appropriate assessment and accountability for our students, staff and schools, but not the inordinate and unyielding approach to such taken by Texas and the federal government. We applaud our board for taking a stand with parents against time- and focus-robbing measures of this nature.” While the Bastrop district is joining this group, the Smithville school district’s involvement in the statewide school finance lawsuit has already reached the courtroom. The Smithville district is one of the 439 school district represented by the Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition, representing a total of some 1.3 million schoolchildren throughout the state. The coalition joined five other groups in
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RETAIL from page A1 The soldiers wore smiles that seemed to communicate something akin to, “look at all this neat merchandise.” They also received vigorous applause from other customers. General manager John Taylor, who resides in Bastrop, was positioned near the center of the store. He was both intently focused on seeing that everything was in its proper place and that staff was operating smoothly, but he also made time to greet customers. One of the things Taylor said he wanted to show a reporter right away were the expansive restrooms. “It’s one thing that we hang our hats on when it comes to Bucee’s,” said Taylor of the spacious restrooms. “And we have individual hand-sanitizers at each station.” There’s a total of 71 stations among the two restrooms. And there are two fulltime attendants, each one immediately entering a just-va-
Tasty treats are made on site at Buc-ee’s. Terry Hagerty/Bastrop Advertiser
The main entrance to Buc-ee’s fronts Texas 95, near the intersection with Texas 71. The parking lot has 655 spaces.
The nearly 60,000 square feet of floor space in Buc-ee’s wows the crowd on its opening day. cated stall to ensure it is left tidy, Taylor pointed out. A reporter joked
there’s almost enough room to conduct a tennis match in the mammoth restrooms.
“That’s right,” Taylor responded, and then added there are 655 parking spaces, 24 gas pumps, 20 cash registers, 200 employees – and they are still hiring. “Just go to our website, www.bucees.com,” Taylor said for those seeking work at the Bastrop location. Cruising around the store, a shopper can see there’s everything from fresh-made Black Angus-brisket sandwiches to camping/fishing gear, Longhorn and Aggieemblazoned clothes, beer, fruits and vegetables – and oh, yes, those cute little Buc-ee-beaver stuffed animals. Food services manager Hank Ledwig, who said he had come from the Wharton Buc-ee’s to help out during the opening week, heralded the non-stop work ethic
Need some gas in a hurry? Buc-ee’s has 24 gas pumps.
Soldiers training at Camp Swift were greeted with applause when they entered the store during its opening day on Nov. 14. at the 24/7 Buc-ee’s. “About the only time I know of that we closed a Buc-ee’s was during a hurricane that came through the Houston and Lake Jackson area a couple of years ago,” Ledwig said. “The sheriff’s department came by and said it’s time to close and
get out – and we did.” But that was history. Ledwig invited a reporter to sample some freshly cooked brisket. “Is that good or what?” he inquired. Nearby, a row of Buc-ee’s stuffed beavers seemed to be smiling proudly.
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ARBOR from page A1 “Do you like trees? Give a yell,” Rooni said as the kids shouted in response. “I don’t want to spend a lot of time on it, but we can all agree trees are a good thing for everybody, they’re very important and they help us live better lives.” In talking to the kids about Arbor Day, he noted it’s a day celebrated not only in Bastrop, across Texas and the country, but in foreign countries as well. It’s also held on different days throughout the year. But, he said, to really understand the importance of Arbor Day, it’s important to understand the life of J. Sterling Morton, the man who founded Arbor Day in 1885. Morton, a newspaperman and politician originally from New York, had moved to Nebraska and found very few trees, Rooni told the kids. So Morton had trees planted — up to 1 million of them — and
a holiday in April 1872. “One person planting one seedling can
make a big, big difference,” Rooni said. To help celebrate
the importance of trees, the fourth-graders of Mina wrote es-
says on why trees are important and one winner from each class was presented with an award in the shape of a slice of a tree. The winners were Kaitlyn Pascoe, Taylor Hulsey, Elijah Youngblood and Bryson Brimhall. The students also got the chance to watch and assist with the mulching as city parks staff planted an American Elm tree near the pavilion at the park. As Jason Alfaro, parks superintendent, and his crew worked to prepare to plant the tree — the American Elm, as well as several other seedlings of pecan and Bur Oak trees — the kids crowded around in a circle to watch Alfaro and to help mulch the tree before concluding the ceremony. “Who knew mulching was this fun?” remarked Rooni with a smile as the students jockeyed for position to help.
increase the live outcome and promote education about the shelter throughout the community,” said co-founder Jeremy Parks. “We want as many people to know that there is a shelter here that needs help from the community in order to assist these animals.” At the age of 14, while living in Louisiana, Parks found Lorraine Joy of Bastrop on Facebook and realized that they shared a common goal - helping animals in need. Urgent Animals has been working with the Bastrop County Animal Shelter since late 2010 and has attracted more than 35 volunteers, who dedicate their time to the animals’ needs during their stay at the shelter. Joy, who is the cofounder and current president of Urgent Animal said, “I knew I wanted to do something to help because I felt bad that there were so many animals needing a good home.” Urgent Animals is always looking for animalSarah Acosta/Bastrop Advertiser responsible, Urgent Animals co-founder Jeremy Parks visits his feline friend loving people in the community who are Hondo in the Cattery at the Bastrop County Animal Shelter.
willing to join their team in the hopes of improving the animals’ quality of life. “Urgent Animals is one of our biggest volunteer groups for the shelter, along with Friends of Bastrop County Animal Shelter,” said Bastrop County Animal Services director Diana Mollaghan. “They have at least two people each week helping with conditioning and training of the animals by walking them and providing them with the love and care that they need.” Many of the animals that arrive at the shelter are depressed and confused about their whereabouts. With the help of these volunteers, the animals are able to reacquaint themselves with loving, human interaction which will allow them a better opportunity for adoption in the future. “I spend 40 to 50 hours, six days a week at the shelter because I feel it is my duty to help these animals in any way that I can,” said Urgent Animals volunteer Amy Baxter. “I really enjoy playing and sometimes just
cuddling with the dogs all day. It gives me the satisfaction that I am making a difference in their lives.” Volunteering with Urgent Animals does not require any specific hourly commitment and volunteers are only asked to do what they can with the spare time they may have. Duties may include walking the dogs, cleaning kennels, bathing animals and, most importantly, socializing with the animals. Urgent Animals is currently in the process of obtaining their
501(c) (3) status which will allow them taxdeductible donations in the near future. If you are interested in raising money for the organization or volunteering your time, visit their Facebook page titled, Urgent Animals At Bastrop County Animal Shelter, Inc. Bastrop County Animal Services has additional opportunities for volunteers as the animals are always in need of human interaction. If you are interested in participating, email Mollaghan at diane.mollaghan@ co.bastrop.tx.us.
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The fourth-graders of Mina Elementary School watch as Jason Alfaro, city parks superintendent, prepares to plant an American Elm tree at Fisherman’s Park Friday during the city’s fall celebration of Arbor Day. that day to celebrate the planting of trees was first celebrated as
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FIRE from page A1 and a second firefighter were able to douse the flames without further reinforcement. Stradling cautioned that the illegal burning of plastics can give off a potentially lethal gas – hydrogen cyanide. He said firefighters have encountered people burning such materials recently. “And, you are only supposed to burn trimmings from your own yard, not your neighbor’s,” Stradling said. Firefighters responded to a second control burn that went awry last week on Kleinert Street in Lake Bastrop Estates. “Some people were clearing their property, doing some burning when some embers got over to unburned weeds,” Stradling said. He said it involved less than half an acre, but he still called out three brush trucks as a precaution. Stradling also discussed the continuing danger of outside fires being “fueled” during the colder months. “There are still a lot
of places that have thick fuel around the county,” Stradling said, using the common term among firefighters for mainly ground-level vegetation that contributes to fires spreading rapidly under the right conditions. “A freeze or cold northern winds will kill off the vegetation, which makes it dry out and makes it easier to burn,”
Stradling said. He explained that vegetation that hasn’t died still has moisture coming up from its roots, which can make it burn more slowly. However,
those conditions can easily be offset during a spate of searing temperatures and high winds, such as the period that preceded the disastrous 2011 Labor Day fires.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012 • SECTION B
BASKETBALL • SMITHVILLE
Valerie Harmon and Smithville are off to a 4-0 start with four wins of 4A teams. They are attempting to make the playoffs for the 20th-straight time in 2012-13.
The tradition continues Smithville girls want to add more hardware
Trina Deyo and her teammates have their sights set on the district title t h i s season.
BY SETH STARKEY Contributing Writer To an outsider, a 3A girls’ basketball team opening its season with four impressive—and often lopsided—wins over 4-A schools would be considered a surprise. There’s nothing surprising about it if you know the Smithville Lady Tigers.
Smithville has already rattled off victories against Lehman, Travis, Manor, and Cedar Creek. With an average winning margin of 37 points, each win is yet another impressive showcase of the school’s tradition. “We’ve always tried to play a tougher schedule,” Coach Robin Ramsay said after Friday’s 68-45 win at Cedar Creek. “We have a tradition we’re proud of and we expect to win. We know we’ll take our knocks along
the way, but that’s okay. It’ll help us prepare for later in the season.” Ramsay isn’t just talking about the end of the regular season. Smithville is aiming for its 20th straight playoff berth, a streak that started before any of the current Lady Tigers were even born. Coach Ramsay refuses to let the players feel the pressure associated with matching past See BASKETBALL, page B3
FOOTBALL • TRIBE CONSOLIDATED
CHRIS DUKES • COMMENTARY
Wildcats hush critics with big win
DUKES I will be the first to admit to everyone, I expected this to be a season wrap-up column on Elgin football, and to be worrying exclusively about basketball from here on out. Boy, did the Wildcats prove me, and just about the entire rest of the state, wrong Friday night. As a result, See DUKES, page B3
Tribe Consolidated is just one win away from a berth in the TCAL State Championship Game after a win in the quarterfinals last week.
Tribe sets sights on state title BY CHRIS DUKES Sports Editor
Photo by Jamie Harms
The Wildcats raced out to a 21-0 lead and never looked back in their upset of Brenham. The win was part of a clean sweep from District 17-4A Friday night.
Tribe Consolidated rolled over its first round playoff opponent Friday night with a 70-20 blowout win over Cornerstone Christian Academy. The Warriors put up 36 points in the first quarter, and by halftime they led 49-20. “We were able to put up points in the second half and end the game,” coach Billy Helm said.
Tribe came out of the break firing on all cylinders, and scored the next 21 points while its defense came up with three crucial stops to invoke 6-man football’s 45-point rule. The win earns the Warriors a spot in the TCAL semifinals, which will be played as part of a quadruple-header of football on Nov. 24. The first game will start at 11 p.m., and it will run through the final contest with a 4:30 p.m. start time. The game will be against a tough
Cleburne Christian Academy team. “The only teams left out there are all very, very good,” head coach Billy Helm said. “We are going to have our work cut out for us if we want to move on.” The two teams have played three common opponents this year. Tribe won all three of its games against Allen Academy, Cornerstone Christian and Fort Bend by the 45-poitn See TRIBEL, page B3
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Coaches, please send in all scores either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at 512-321-1680 or phone at 512-321-2557 17-4A plAyoff scores
Manor ....................................................47 Huntsville ...............................................21
The Woodlands high school, conrore, Texas
Brenham .................................................30 Elgin ......................................................44
Tribe consolidated (9-2) vs. cleburne christian Academy (9-2) noon, Brenham sports complex, Brenham, Texas
Georgetown .............................................44 Magnolia West .........................................18
Bastrop senior Golf Tournament at lost pines Golf course, oct. 31
Montomery ...............................................8 Connally .................................................33
first place -- 61 Jed oliver, Maynard clark, carl fontenot second place -- 62 lindon Mackey, dean farley, Ken Zimostrad, Ken Moreland, leroy herauf Third place -- 63 Ken Watts, Alex Graham, carol Graham, Ken Green closest to the hole No. 3 david Tessmer; No. 7 skipper Juarez; No. 12 Alex Graham; No. 16 esther Wright; No. 17 stan haddox
26-3A plAyoff scores El Campo ................................................35 La Grange ...............................................21 Cuero .....................................................14 Bellville...................................................34 Sweeney..................................................13 Yoakum....................................................6
plAyoff schedule elgin (7-4) vs. Barber’s hill (8-3) 1:30 p.m.
pine forest Golf club hole in one
Gene rampy made a hole in one on hole No. 7 at pine forest Golf club on oct. 31 he used a 9-iron from 138 yards. The event was witnesses by Gerald cato,
Bobby Nauert, and Jerry dobson. ELGiN 44, BrENHaM 30 BHS 7 14 7 2 – 30 EHS 28 7 3 6 – 44
BHS – 257 EHS – 517 1st quarter E: richard robinson 44 yard pass from Te’rel simmons (raul pena Kick) E: de’Trean simmons 75 yard punt return (raul pena Kick) E: Te’rel simmons 4-yard run (raul pena Kick) B: 4-yard pass from to Walter Thomas to Kwadareus chapel (haiden lane Kick) E: colin snell 28-yard pass from T’rell simmons (raul pena Kick) 2nd B: K.d. leakes 5-yard run (haiden lane Kick) E: colin snell 26 yard pass from Te’rel simmons(raul pena Kick) 3rd E: raul pena 31 yard field goal B: Kwadareus chapel 14 yard pass from darrion Johnson (haiden lane Kick)
4th E: de’Trean simmons 40-yard run (Kick failed) B: saftey rUSHiNG BHS – 28-79-1 K.d. leakes 14-38, darrion Johnson 9-32, Walter Thomas 4-9 EHS – 36-252-2 chris Walker 4-21, Te’rel simmons 21-131, da’Trean simmons 11-100-2 PaSSiNG BHS – Walter Thomas 4-11-0-2INT, robert stark 6-12-118-0-INT, darrion Johnson 1-12TD EHS –Te’rel simmons 7-17-265-3Td rECEiViNG Bhs – Kwadareus chapel 5-103 Td, Jacob sparks 1-21, courtland sutton 1-12, K.d. leakes 1-12, Malik Wilson 1-10, EHS –colin snell 3-98-2, da’Trean simmons 2-41, richard robinson 1-26-1, Abraham Zepeda 1-8 FirST DOWNS BHS – 9 EHS – 11 PENaLiTES BHS – 4-35 EHS – 3-20
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Quarterback Denton Cooper was second-team all-district in his first season under center for the Tigers.
16 Tigers named all-district The Tigers were well-represented in the 2012 26-3A All District Team, which was announced Monday morning. Sixteen players were named either first or second team alldistrict from Smithville. Adrian James was on the first team as a guard. James was the anchor of the Tiger offensive line this season, and helped make room for the Smithville running back rotation that piled up 1,939 yards this season. Center Ryan Smith was named second-team all district. On the defensive side, Kegan Bledsoe was named the first-team defensive tackle. He, along with teammate and fellow first-team pick Konnor Hurta, were able to shut down opposing offenses for most of the season. Their pressure was one of the reasons Jeremey Kadlecek was able to make so many plays in the secondary. Kadlecek was honored for his contributions by receiving first-team status at
Smithville’s Gray Morris was one of 16 Tigers named to the 26-3A All District Team Monday morning. cornerback. Kalil McCathern earned first-team nod at the safety spot. With safeties Gray Morris and Jimmie Gonzales on the second team, all four of starting members in the Tiger secondary were all-district. The dangerous Mor-
ris also earned second-team return specialist. In his first season under center, Denton Cooper was the second team quarterback. Cooper passed for 566 yards and three scores, and rushed for 250 yards and three touchdowns. Team rushing leader DaAaron Jackson was also named first team. He carried the ball 115 times for 656 yards and four scores. Fullback Jake Dawson was a blocking specialist who finally got the recognition he deserved with a second-team nod as well. Tight end Bryce Helmcamp earned his spot by catching six passes for 130 yards and a score. Helmcamp and Cooper both got second—team honors on defense as well at linebacker. The suprilitives went to La Grange’s Logan Vinklarek (district MVP) and Kolby Kolek (defensive MVP). Gonzales’ Cecil Johnson was offensive MVP and Yoakum’s Tre’Vontae Hights was newcomer of the year.
BASKETBALL from page B1 successes. “We don’t want to focus on those kinds of things. We want to focus on one game at a time. But it’ll be on the kids’ minds come January when we get into the heart of district play.” Still, it’s safe to say the players are wellaware how important it is to make the playoffs. Senior forward Julia Kubicek talked about extending the streak. “It’s definitely a big goal. We know the tradition here. The first goal is to be district champs.” On Friday night Kubicek scored six points and brought down four rebounds to help her team win its fourth straight contest. Friday’s game was a testament to Smithville’s balance on both sides of the court. The players pass like they have been gifted with ESP, and the defense seems air-tight. All ten players saw time
on the floor in Friday’s game and all ten players contributed. Kubicek shared the secret of Smithville’s chemistry. “We’ve been playing together since we were younger. We know what each other is thinking, where each other is going to be. We’re all friends—on and off the court.” Not only have they been playing hoops together for years, but Kubicek and senior Trina Deyo have dreamed of wearing the Smithville uniform since childhood. Kubicek recalls watching her aunt play for the Lady Tigers. Deyo learned of Smithville’s tradition first hand watching her older sister play. Smithville girls’ basketball is a family affair, as well as the pride of the town. “Making [the playoffs] is not just for ourselves,” Deyo said. “It’s for the whole community.”
All About Chemistry
With seniors like Deyo and Kubicek— among others—Coach Ramsay saw signs of great potential as the team transitioned through the offseason. “Everybody had a bad taste in their mouths after last season,” Ramsay said. “We made the playoffs…but we still weren’t satisfied. The kids that returned came back hungry. We didn’t have to talk about much when the season started.” It is evident the pride Ramsay has in her team’s ability to move the ball and get everyone involved. She knows that type of oncourt chemistry doesn’t just happen. “I’ve seen the most outstanding chemistry. Everybody’s on the same page. At practice, in the locker room, in the cafeteria… it doesn’t matter.” “This year it’s all about team unity,” Kubicek said. “It’s really important to this group of seniors to continue
the tradition and pass it down.” The seniors intend on passing down all facets of the tradition— the playoff streak, the winning tradition, the sense of community. For the Lady Tigers the aspect of teamwork is paramount. “There’s no one leader on our team,” Deyo said. “We’re all leaders and we each have to push the others forward.” The Smithville coaches and players are happy to start the season strong, but don’t confuse their happiness with contentment. The Lady Tigers know they have a lot left to accomplish. “Coach has been telling us since we started that we should never peak,” Deyo said. “That’s how we focus. We gotta keep moving forward.”
they will be one of the select few high school football teams in Texas playing after Thanksgiving Day. The game even gained statewide recognition. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football managing editor Travis Stewart called Elgin’s win over Brenham one of the biggest playoff upsets of the weekend. Elgin’s upset came as the result of fearlessness from the entire team, a product of great leadership from coach Wade Griffin and quarterback Te’Rel Simmons. I wrote before the game that if Elgin wanted to keep things close, they would need a spectacular performance from both the Simmons family members, I certainly didn’t see a blowout happening the other way. Elgin raced out in front and never looked back, and as a result, the downhill Cub ground game that wore out opponents all year never had the time to get going as Brenham spent the whole night playing catch-up. Te’Rel Simmons found a streaking Richard Robinson on a 44 yard pass, and the Wildcats led the rest of the way. After a defensive stop, De’Trean Simmons weaved right through the Cub coverage to add a 75-yard touchdown of his own, and before Brenham could think about it, they were down 21-0. Overall Te’Rel completed only six passes on the night, but they went for 257 yards. That’s an average of 42.8 yards per completion – absolutely astonishing when you think about it. Both the Simmons brothers finished with over 100 yards rushing. With a big lead, the other side of the ball came up big against Elgin, too. With a chance to get all the momentum back to start the second half, the Cub offense couldn’t muster
a first down on its first possession and had to give the ball back to the Wildcats, who turned it into three points. From there, the high-octane Elgin offense shifted into cruise control, playing keep-away and limiting the number of chances Brenham had to come back. This game was just part of a definite trend. The rest of the high school football world found out something Bastrop, Cedar Creek and Elgin already knew this weekend – District 17-4A is very good. Whether it was district champion Georgetown manhandling Magnolia West, Manor speeding around Huntsville, Connally thumping Montgomery or Elgin shocking Brenham, the Central Texas region humbled its eastern counterparts. Overall, District 174A outscored 18-4A 16777, or by exactly 100 points. Although it doesn’t do much more than offer a warm, fuzzy feeling to the likes of Bastrop and Cedar Creek, it’s still nice to know that some of the tough losses both schools suffered were to superior competition. The offenses of 174A all scored at least 33 points in their wins, and all of them showcased the outstanding speed in the district. Whether it was De’Trean Simmons outrunning the Brenham Cub defense, Connally’s LaDaedrix Payton steamrolling through the Montgomery defense or Georgetown’s Jake Hubenak dismantling the Magnolia West secondary, 17-4A’s athletes were on full display. Can Elgin and the rest of 17-4A keep the trend going? We will all find out when the ‘Cats take on Barber’s Hill on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Conroe. I know one thing for sure, I’m not starting any season wrap-ups for next Thursday’s paper.
TIRBE from page B1 mercy rule, while Cleburne went 2-1 in those same contests, defeating Cornerstone 89-77, Fort Bend 84-40 and losing to Allen 74-53. The two teams have near-identical rushing statistics, Tribe averages 245 yards on the game, while Cleburne gets 244. Cleburne has the slight edge in passing at 203-188 per game, and scoring at 64.9 points per contest compared to the Warriors’ 62.2. Both teams rely on their quarterback to hurt their opponents
with both his feet and arm. Cleburne’s Aaron Midkiff averages 367 total yards per game, while Tribe’s Colton Richter is at 216.9 yards per contest. Tribe comes into the game ranked No. 2 in the state in its division, while Cleburne is right behind at No. 3. A win would put the Warriors just one game away from their ultimate goal – a state title. The game is schedule for a noon start at the Brenham Sports Complex.
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The Annual Thanksgiving Service at Bastropâ€™s First Assembly of God Church Sunday evening was an occasion for prayer and song. It was sponsored by the Bastrop Christian Ministerial Alliance.
Congregations come together to give thanks, pray
Audience members raise their arms in praise of the Lord during spiritual singing at the Annual Thanksgiving Service.
Pastor Grady Chandler, with the Pentecostals of Bastrop, delivered an inspiring message to the audience.
Pastor Mike Vega, with Word of Life Church, told about his church recovering in the aftermath of the Bastrop County Complex Fire.
Darla Graf leads the singing during the Annual Thanksgiving Service on Sunday night.
One of several spiritual verses was displayed for the audience during the Thanksgiving service. An audience members follows along with readings from the Bible.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
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REGULAR MEETINGS Mondays
n noon – The Healing River Alliance, a networking resource and support system which provides awareness of alternative practices for the betterment of health and the environment in the Bastrop area, meets every Monday (except holidays) at 1202 Pecan St. (corner of Farm) in Bastrop. Call Cy Labat at 512970-3705. n 6:15 p.m. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Monday at Kerr Community Center, 1308 Walnut St. in Bastrop. More information about TOPS may be found at www.tops.org. n 7 p.m. – The Bastrop County Republican Party meets the fourth Monday each month. Locations vary; call Albert Ellison at (512) 796-4560. n 7 p.m. - Jail Mail Art meets every Monday. The program supports children and families affected by incarceration. Call (512) 581-8085 for more information. n 7:30 p.m. – Mina Lodge meets the fourth Monday each month. Visiting Masonic members are welcome. Call 303-0191. n 7:30 p.m. – The Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Mina Masonic Lodge at 601 Main St. the second Monday each month. Visiting members welcome. Call 321-4872.
n 7:30 a.m. – Bastrop Networking Group meets every Tuesday morning at the Texas Grill. Call Derrick Formby (512) 321-5525. n 8 a.m. – The Downtown Business Alliance meets first and third Thursdays at Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church St. Call Drusilla Rogers at 3213777. n 9:30 a.m. – The Bastrop AARP Chapter meets every third Tuesday at the Bastrop Senior Center, 1008 Water St. Social begins at 9:30 a.m.; general meeting at 10 a.m. Call Stella at 303-4136. n 10 a.m. – The MOMS Club of Bastrop, an activity and support group for athome moms in the local area, meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Kerr Community Center. Contact President Cara Jones-Stockdale at mcbastrop@ gmail.com or call (512) 772-1233. n noon – The Rotary Club of Bastrop County meets for lunch every Tuesday at Cedars Mediterranean Grill, 904 College St. No reservation required. Call Tommie Marlar at (512) 3322665 or call 332-2159. n 2 p.m. – Alzheimer’s support group meets the first Tuesday of every month at Mon Ami Personal Care Homes at 1242 Texas 71 West, next to Prince of Peace Lutheran church. Call Dawn Smith at (512) 985-5916. n 5 p.m. – Diabetes Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1201 Main St. in Bastrop. n 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. – The Bastrop Folk Dance Troupe holds practices each Wednesday at Aqua Water, 415 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop. Studies include belly dancing and flamenco dancing. Family environment; all are welcome. Call Sharon 284-0271 or Colleen 293-3895. n 6:30 p.m. – Lost
Pines Artisans Alliance meets every third Tuesday in the Mary Nichols Art Gallery, 301 Burleson, Smithville. Call 3604347. n 6:30 p.m. The Lost Pines Garden Club meets the second Tuesday each month from September - May at the Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church St. Meetings open to public; light refreshments. Call Norman Jones at 985-5741. n 6:30 p.m. – Outdoor Women, a group that provides women the opportunity to learn and experience outdoor activities in natural surroundings meets the third Tuesday of every month at Bastrop Public Library. n 7 p.m. – Bastrop Fine Arts Guild meets the first Tuesday of each month, except December, in the Aqua Water building, 415 Old Austin Hwy. Call Jeanette Condray 576-1100. n 7 p.m. – Does someone’s drinking bother you? If so, there is a solution. Learn how. Smithville Al-Anon Family Group meets Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall at 300 Burleson in Smithville. For more information, call Lori at (512) 237-4790. n 7:30 p.m. – Bastrop County Audubon Society meets every 3rd Tuesday in the community room of the First National Bank, 489 Texas 71 W, Bastrop. Call (512) 2812762. n 7:30 p.m. – VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2527 meets every second Tuesday of the month at 1503 FM 20 in Bastrop. Call Sophie Gregory at (512) 7504515..
n 8 a.m. – Edward Jones coffee club meets the first Wednesday each month at the office of Charles J. Mazac, 3851 Hwy 71 East, Bastrop (log cabin near Lakeside Hospital). The club is an informal gathering discussing current events, the economy and investing ideas. RSVP to Stephanie at 321-5525 or just show up. n 11 a.m. - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Wednesday at Greater Texas Federal Credit Union, 115 Hunters Crossing Blvd. in Bastrop. More information about TOPS may be found at www.tops.org n noon – The Lost Pines Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at The Texas Grill, 101 Texas 71. Call Milli at (512) 985-6671 for more information. n 12:30 p.m. – A group of bridge players meet every Wednesday afternoon at the Bastrop Senior Center on Water Street. Anyone is welcome to become a member; call 704-7741 or e-mail email@example.com. n 6:30 p.m. – Friends of the Bastrop County Animal Shelter meets every Wednesday at First National Bank conference room, 489 Texas 71 West. Call 321-1415 for more information. n 6:30 p.m. – Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday at Cedar Creek United Methodist Church. Contact Glenda at 303-1393 for more information. n 7 p.m. – The Bas-
trop Philosophical Society meets the last Wednesday each month to discuss issues of weight and importance. Meets at the Upstart Media Arts Center at 1800 Linda St. Attendance is free. n 7 p.m. – Popcorn LIVE!, a Bastrop-area movie club, meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Upstart Media Arts Center (UMAC) at 1800 Linda St. behind Bastrop High School. Free; all movie-lovers welcome; light refreshments. As with book clubs, there is discussion afterward. Call 303-1531. n 7 p.m. - Bastrop County Taxpayers Association meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at First National Bank Community Room, 489 Texas 71 West. If you are concerned about runaway spending and high taxes, come join this group.
n 8 a.m. – The Bastrop County Referral Network meets every Thursday morning, at Deli Depot, 1006 Main St. Call 722-4236 or 303-5762. n noon - 1 p.m. – The Cedar Creek Rotary Club meets each Thursday at the Hyatt Lost Pines. Call Shawna Elliott at (512) 9881546. n 2 p.m. – Parkinson’s Support Group meeting is held the fourth Thursday of every month at Argent Court Assisted Living Facility at 508 Old Austin Highway. n 5:30 p.m. – Diabetes Support Group sponsored by Smithville Regional Hospital, on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Education Building of the Bastrop Christian Church, 1106 Church St., (next to the Bastrop Public Library). Call Cyndi or Shirley at (512) 360-2002.
n 6-8 p.m. - Giggles and Screams Comedy Writers meets every Thursday at the UMAC, 1800 Linda St., Bastrop. This group is part of Upstart, a nonprofit media arts organization that runs Bastrop Community Access Television. Giggles and Screams is led by writer Carolyn Banks, is free and is open to pros as well as wannabes. The group watches two episodes of an established sitcom every week, then writers talk about their own work. n 7 p.m. – Bastrop Area Cruisers Car Club meets the 1st Thursday each month at the Hyatt Lost Pines. Buffet dinner at 6 p.m. for $10. Open to members or any car enthusiasts. Call (512) 237-2306. n 7:30 p.m. – Bastrop County Bass Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the upstairs
meeting room of First National Bank, next to Bealls in Bastrop. Contact president Jim Deiso at jim.deiso@ bastropbassclub.com or call (512) 239-9112.
n 7:15 a.m. – The Bastrop Area Breakfast Club meets the 2nd Friday of each month for breakfast, speakers and networking at Cedars Mediterranean Grill, 904 College St. Cost is $10, which includes breakfast. RSVP to Patty Webb at bastropabc@ yahoo.com or call (512) 415-6321.
n La Leche League of Bastrop, a nonprofit organization offering support and information to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, meets twice monthly. Contact Cara JonesStockdale for details at LLLBastrop@gmail. com or (512) 772-1233.
Fleetwood, Clayton and Tierra Verde homes. Starting as low as $33,900 delivered with A/C connected 3/2. See if we have a program that fits your budget. Fayette Country Homes 800-369-6888 Open till 6pm 7days a week. ( RBI 32896 )
WORKERS NEEDED for Electrical Substation Project in East Austin near Manor. Workers needed for concrete construction, underground electrical conduit duct bank, precast concrete manholes & steel erection. $12.00 to $18.00 per hour depending on abilities. 10 to 20 hrs. overtime weekly. Drug free workplace. Contact Douglas @ 830-629-5808.
HOUSE FOR RENT 3/Bedroom, 1/Bath 308 Byrne St.,Smithville, TX. Call 512-237-2108 for appt. No pets.
CITATION BY PUBLICATION CAUSE NO. 11573 THE COUNTY OF BASTROP, TEXAS PLAINTIFF VS. PLEASANT CHAPEL CHURCH ET AL DEFENDANT IN THE DISTRICT COURT 335TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF BASTROP In the name and by the authority of the State of Texas, Notice is hereby given as follows: TO: Pleasant Chapel Church aka Pleasant Chappel A. M. E. Church of Walnut Creek, if living, and if any or all of the above named defendants be dead, the unknown heirs of each or all of said above named persons who may be dead, and the unknown heirs of the unknown heirs of said above named persons, and the unknown owner or owners of the hereinafter described land, and the executors, administrators, guardians, legal representatives, lega-tees and devisees of the above named persons, and any and all other persons, including adverse claimants, the un-known stockholders of any defunct cor-porations, their successors, heirs and assigns, owning or having or claiming any legal or equitable interest in or lien upon the following described property, delinquent to Plaintiff herein, for taxes, all of said property being located in said County and State, to-wit: Tract: 1 Account Number: R93957 Property Description: 1.0000 acre, more or less, Abstract 339, Samuel Wolfenberger Survey, Bastrop County, Texas Approximate Property Address: 601 Pleasant Chapel Road 78612 Deed Reference: Volume 144, Page 288, Deed Records, Bastrop County, Texas Assessed Name: PLEASANT CHAPEL CHURCH Which said property is delinquent to Plaintiff for taxes in the following amount: $4,049.47, exclusive of interest, penalties and costs, and there is included in this suit in addition to the taxes, all said interest, penalties and costs thereon, allowed by law up to and including the date of judgment herein. You are hereby notified that suit has been brought by the The County of Bastrop, Texas, Plaintiff, against the above named persons, as Defendants, by petition filed on August 24, 2012, in a certain suit styled The County of Bastrop, Texas vs. Pleasant Chapel Church et al, for collection of taxes on said property and that said suit is now pending in the District Court of Bastrop County, Texas 335th Judicial District, and the file number of said suit is 11573, that the names of all taxing units which assess and collect taxes on the property hereinabove described, not made parties to this suit are NONE. Plaintiff and all other taxing units who may set up their tax claims herein seek recovery of delinquent ad valorem taxes on the property hereinabove described, and in addition to the taxes all interest, penalties, and costs allowed by law thereon up to and including the day of judgment herein, and the establishment and foreclosure of liens, if any, securing the payment of same, as provided by law. All parties to this suit, including Plaintiff, Defendants, and Intervenors, shall take notice that claims not only for any taxes which were delinquent on said property at the time this suit was filed but all tax-es becoming delinquent thereon at any time thereafter up to the day of judg-ment, including all interest, penalties and costs allowed by law thereon, may, upon request, therefore be recovered herein without further citation or notice to any parties herein, and all said parties shall take notice of and plead and answer to all claims and pleadings now on file and which may hereafter be filed in said cause by all other parties herein, and all of those taxing units above named who may intervene herein and set up their respective tax claims against said property. You are hereby commanded to appear and defend such suit on the first Mon-day after the expiration of forty-two (42) days from and after the date of issuance of this citation as set out below, said appearance and answer date being the 10th day of December, 2012, (which is the return day of such citation), before the honorable District Court of Bastrop County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse thereof, then to show cause why judgment shall not be rendered for such taxes, penalties, interest and costs, and condemning said property and ordering foreclosure of the constitutional and statutory tax liens thereon for taxes due the Plaintiff and the taxing units parties hereto, and those who may intervene herein, together with all interest, penalties, and costs allowed by law up to and including the day of judgment herein, and all costs of this suit. This citation is issued and given under my hand and seal of said Court in the City of Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas, this the 26th day of October, 2012. SARAH LOUCKS, Clerk of the District Court Bastrop County, Texas, 335th Judicial District PO Box 770 Bastrop, Texas 78602 (512) 332-7244 Fax: (512) 332-7249 Stacy Ott, Deputy
Tax Return Pre-Approval for 2013. Program for 3,4,5 bedroom doublewide. Programs starting with 575 Credit Score or Higher. Lets get started today. Fayette Country Homes Schulenburg 800-369-6888 Open Sundays 1-6. ( RBI 32896)
HIGHWAY 71 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with study, $650/mo. 2BR/1BA, $650/mo. Call 512-321-3333. 2BR/2BA WEST OF BASTROP. Clean, modern, CA/CH, storage, washer/dryer room, sunroom, carport. $800 +deposit. 321-4964.
Do Not Wait. Let us see what you need to do to purchase a home. 2013 Refunds just around the corner. Get Pre Approved, Select your home from a large selection. Single, Doubles, New or Used. Fayette Country Homes off Interstate 10 and Hwy 77. 979-743-6192 Call for more information. (RBI 32896)
FRIDAY 23RD & SATURDAY 24TH. Baby things, toys, jewelry, furniture & more. 5066 FM 535.
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE & Ranch sale, 11/24, 7am-2pm, FM 535 in Cedar Creek, 512-922-3377.
HOMES FOR RENT from $500.00/mo. 2BR, 3BR & 4BR. Direct TV/Internet $35/mo. Lots $300/mo. RV Lots available. 512-308-1030.
SHELLED PECANS $9.00 lb. Maurice Lowden 100 Maynard, Bastrop. 303-0703. Tell A Friend
OFFICE/WAREHOUSE SPACE Hwy. 71. 30 to 50 cents per foot. 1500 ft. & up. Between Bastrop & Smithville. Rick 512-845-4487.
55”MITSUBISHI TV with speakers, HD 1080p, great picture. $300. 512-360-4614 if no answer leave message.
SERTA MATTRESS COMPANY IN LOCKHART, TEXAS HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR SEWING MACHINE MECHANICS. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 512-398-2264. MARKET RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS wanted. Need market research participants to evaluate local establishments. Apply free: Shop.BestMark.com or call 800-969-8477
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Want to work on a ranch? If so we need you! Down Home Ranch in Elgin (between Taylor and Elgin) needs part-time kitchen assistant/instructor. Hours are morning to early afternoon. We are also looking for weekend residential assistants. This is a part-time Friday at 4:30 pm to Sunday at 5 pm sleep-over position working with persons with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Must pass extensive background checks and have excellent driving record. Fax inquiries to 512-856-0256 or bring/mail to 20250 FM 619, Elgin, TX, 78621. Please visit our website for more information and to fill out an employment application. http://www.downhomeranch.org HANDYMAN/HELPER Part-time. Yardwork, fencing, house repair. Must speak English. Ideal for retired person. Call Dave 512-360-4894.
FIVE 2012 JEEP WRANGLER Sahara tires, less than 1k miles. $700 for all! Michael 512-665-0789.
�������������������� 12 FOOT LIVESTOCK TRAILER, tandem axle, fresh paint. $1,000. OBO. 512-321-3499.
BY OWNER - 2 HOUSES: 2600sqft & 4900sqft on 5 acre lot in La Reata Subdivision wildlife preserve in Smithville Tx. Off Route 304. Restricted community. $750,000. 512-517-7722 LOW DOWN 3BR/2BA, 1056 sq ft. Only $62,800 w/$800 dn 104 Bunte St, Smithville Call Mr Smith 855-847-6806 LOW DOWN 3BR/2.5BA 1583 sq ft. Only $85,800 w/$1600 dn 606 Washington St., Smithville Call Mr. Smith 855-847-6806
�������������������������������� A SINGLE PARENT & 1ST TIME BUYER Program call to qualify for 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes with land. 512-295-7803 rbi #34010 3 ACRES W/ BIG DOUBLEWIDE $900 per month p/i with $5000 Down 360 months 4.25% int Close drive to Austin. Call 512-295-7803 rbi 34010 LOVE YOUR KIDS? Give them Award Winning Schools w/ 4/2 home on nice large lot in the country will do in house financing. Call Paul 512-240-3232 16x76 3 Bed 2 Bath ONLY $14,900! Financing Available! Call 512-385-2077 3 BEDROOM 2BATH MODULAR HOME ON ACRE Only $621 (PI) per month! Will Finance! Call 512-385-2077 BANK FORECLOSURE RESOURCE CENTER! Homes Set Up on Land! Take Over Payments! Call for available listings! Call 512-385-2077
��������������������� 61+ ACRES, 3 Large Stock Tanks, Cross Fenced, Great View. South of Elgin. 512-940-5200.
��������������������� A FURNISHED SINGLEWIDE $18,000 delivered w/ in house Financing available rbi 34010 Call 512-295-7803 20 ACRES W/ BARN, Fencing and 4/2 mobile home. $9,000 down. $1300 per month p/i 3.75% int 360mo. Call 512-240-3232
NOTICE TO SEEK PROPOSALS The Dime Box Independent School District is seeking proposals for contracting custodial services for the 2012-2013 school year beginning on February 4, 2013 with a twelve months contract. Download the RFP document by clicking on the link below or contact Stephanie Kieschnick in the Superintendent's office (979) 884-2324 to have one mailed. Proposals must be mailed or hand delivered by Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by 2:00 PM at the Dime Box ISD Superintendent's Office, P.O. Drawer 157, 1079 Stephen F. Austin Blvd., Dime Box, Texas 77853. Proposals will be considered at the December 20, 2012 meeting of the Dime Box ISD Board of Trustees. Interviews will be conducted at the January 17, 2013 DBISD Board of Trustees meeting. Proposals will not be accepted electronically or by fax.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on December 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss a minor plat. A recommendation will be given at the City Council meeting by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss and seek action on December 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the following location: 1655 NE Loop 230 Webb Addition, Lot 22-C, Acres 1.3290 Owner - Ray & Kim Lerche NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District is considering its 2013 Budget and will conduct a public hearing and receive public testimony pertaining to the proposed budget at its meeting on December 19, 2012, beginning at 7:00 o'clock P.M., at Giddings City Hall, 118 E. Richmond St., Giddings, TX 78942. Those persons who wish to review the budget may do so by accessing the District's website www.lostpineswater.org or, if they wish to receive a hard copy of the proposed 2013 budget in the mail, they should make their request by writing the District at the address below. Questions may be directed to the District by contacting the Assistant Secretary at 512-360-5088 or this email address, email@example.com. Those persons who wish to provide written comments about the budget for the Board to consider should forward their comments to this email address or mailing them to the District at P.O. Box 1027, Smithville, Texas 78957, prior to December 14, 2012. Date: November 15, 2012 Peggy Campion Assistant Secretary CITATION BY PUBLICATION STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF BASTROP Cause No. 10,267; Estate of Benjamin D. Carroll, Deceased, County Court at Law, Bastrop County, Texas The alleged heir(s) at law in the above-numbered and entitled estate have filed an Application Determine Heirship in this estate on the 6th day of November, 2012, requesting that the Court determine who the heirs and only heirs of BENJAMIN D. CARROLL, Deceased and their respective shares and interests in said estate. The Court may act on this Application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 A.M. on the first Monday after the expiration of ten days from the date of publication of this citation. All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written answer or contest to this Application should you desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention or response in writing with the Bastrop Court Clerk on or before the above-noted date and time. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF SAID COURT at office in Bastrop, Texas, this 6th day of November, 2012. ROSE PIETSCH Clerk of the Bastrop County Court By: Mindy Supak, Deputy P.O. Box 577, Bastrop, Texas 78602 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Bastrop County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing, pursuant to Section 257.022 of the Texas Transportation Code, to consider abolishing Bastrop County Road District #3. The hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2012 in the Commissioners Courtroom, Second Floor, 804 Pecan St. Bastrop, Texas.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on December 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss a variance for setbacks and 30% coverage. A recommendation will be given at the City Council meeting by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss and seek action on December 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the following location: 503 Cleveland Street Original Townsite, Blk 3, Lot 11 Owner - Bob & Linda Estus
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Guerra takes Upstart reins SUDOKU Upstart recently announced that, effective immediately, Colin Guerra has been named its executive director and will take over all of the nonprofit media arts organization’s daily operations. Guerra is a wellknown videographer, audio expert and musician and recently ran for the Texas Legislature. He co-produced the Upstart documentary, “The Fire.” Prior to this appointment, he served as Upstart’s operations manager, primarily running Bastrop Community Access Television for the City of Bastrop and the www.upstartbastrop.com web site. Many events are held at the Upstart Media Arts Center, which is just off highway 95, just a short distance east of Bastrop’s historic downtown. The Upstart campus also includes the nearly 7,000 sq. ft. Annabelle Resource Center for movies, television and
Collin Guerra has been named executive director of Upstart. new media, a place filmmakers can use to build sets, store props and costumes or even shoot. Upstart also offers courses in writing, video production, sound, lighting and other aspects of the business. In addition to classes and filming local meetings and events,
Upstart provides the local community with the opportunity to make television shows and movies via the public access television station. Programming includes Bastrop News Update, City Talk, City Council, County Commissioners and School Board meetings, but also narrative shorts and videos on features that tourists might enjoy. Former executive director Carolyn Banks will serve on the Upstart board and as creative consultant. She will also be Upstart’s liaison with arts and cultural organizations in the city.
Send us your entertainment news The Bastrop Advertiser (512) 321-2557 news@ bastropadvertiser.com or to the The Smithville Times CALL 237-4655 news@smithvilletimes. com
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NOVEMBER 23 - 27, 2012
FRIDAY EVENING 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 23, 2012 6PM 6:30 7PM 7:30 8PM 8:30 9PM 9:30 10PM 10:30 11PM 11:30 Fox 7 News Edge at Nine Big Bang Simpsons Simpsons TMZ (N) ’ Kitchen Nightmares Å Fringe (N) ’ Å 2 FOX _ TMZ (N) ’ Big Bang Last Man Malibu News Football Nightline (N) J. Kimmel Shark Tank ’ Å (:01) 20/20 ’ Å 3 ABC 8 KVUE News Ent Guys-Kids Grimm ’ Å KXAN News Tonight Show w/Jay Leno Jimmy Fallon Go On Å Dateline NBC (N) ’ Å 4 NBC D KXAN News Wheel Frosty Frosty Hoops & SpongeBob! 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Eddie Murphy: One Night Only The Wendy Williams Show 73 BET Reba Å Reba Å The 46th Annual CMA Awards Honoring country music industry members. ’ Å Crossroads (N) ’ Behind the Music ’ Å 70 CMT Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Erin Burnett OutFront Piers Morgan Tonight 46 CNN Harold (:16) › “Half Baked” (1998) Dave Chappelle. Å (:17) ›› “Jackass: The Movie” (2002, Comedy) Å (:19) ›› “Jackass: Number Two” (2006) 59 COM Dog Gravity Falls A.N.T. Farm Good-Charlie A.N.T. Farm Gravity Falls Shake It Up! Jessie Å Jessie Å A.N.T. Farm (N) ’ Å 42 DISN Jessie Å Flying Wild Alaska Å Gold Rush The Dirt (N) ’ Gold Rush (N) ’ Å Jungle Gold (N) ’ Å Gold Rush ’ Å Jungle Gold ’ Å 34 DSC College Football Arizona State at Arizona. (N) (Live) 52 ESPN College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Fresh Prince Fresh Prince (5:30) ›› “Nanny McPhee” (2005) ›› “Nanny McPhee Returns” (2010) Emma Thompson. Premiere. The 700 Club ’ Å 37 FAM Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive 32 FOOD Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive My. Diners Health UEFA Mag. Spurs Live NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers. (Live) Spurs Live Spurs In. Football Sportsday High School (N) 54 FX SW Jingle & Bell Jingle “It’s Christmas, Carol!” (2012) Carrie Fisher. Å “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (2008) Å 39 HALL Jingle & Bell Jingle Cnt. Cars Cnt. Cars Pickers Love- 1880’s How the Cajun Pawn (:01) American Pickers American Pickers Å American Pickers Å 61 HIST Psych “Christmas Joy” ’ “12 Wishes of Christmas” (2011) Elisa Donovan. ’ ››› “The Natural” (1984, Drama) Robert Redford, Robert Duvall. Premiere. ’ 38 ION “The Wedding Planner” My Life Is a Lifetime Movie (:01) “Pretty Woman” ››› “Pretty Woman” (1990, Romance-Comedy) Richard Gere, Julia Roberts. 26 LIFE Doomsday Bugged Out Doomsday Bugged Out Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Bugged Out Doomsday Bugged Out Doomsday Preppers 51 NGC Kung Fu My Wife My Wife George George Friends ’ Friends ’ Hollywood Heights Å 41 NICK Figure It Out Victorious Kung Fu ›› “Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones” (2002) ’ 69 SPIKE ›› “Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace” (1999) Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor. ’ Live & Let WWE Friday Night SmackDown! (N) ’ Å ›› “Quantum of Solace” (2008) Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko. Å 58 SYFY (4:00) “Casino Royale” (5:00) “Dial M for Murder” ›››› “My Fair Lady” (1964, Musical) Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison. Å ››› “Camelot” (1967, Musical) Richard Harris. Å 64 TCM Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes Say Yes Brides-Hills Brides-Hills Say Yes Say Yes Brides-Hills Brides-Hills Along for the Bride Å 35 TLC Obsessed The Mentalist ’ Å ›› “Kiss the Girls” (1997) Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd. Å ›› “Disturbia” (2007, Suspense) Shia LaBeouf. Å 67 TNT Andy Griffith The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith Raymond Raymond Cleveland Divorced Raymond Raymond King King 40 TVL (4:00) Weather Center Live Twist of Fate Twist of Fate Plane Xtr. Plane Xtr. Twist of Fate Twist of Fate Plane Xtr. Plane Xtr. Weather Center Live Å 45 TWC (5:00) ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003) Martin Lawrence. Å ›› “Fast & Furious” (2009, Action) Vin Diesel. Å ›› “Bad Boys II” (2003, Action) Martin Lawrence. Å 66 USA VH1 Special ’ VH1 Special ’ VH1 Special ’ VH1 Special ’ VH1 Special ’ VH1 Special ’ 71 VH1 How I Met How I Met How I Met How I Met WGN News at Nine (N) ’ Funniest Home Videos Engagement Engagement 21 WGN-A Funniest Home Videos Better Worse Better Worse Better Worse Better Worse This C’mas 65 WTBS (5:00) “Four Christmases” ›› “Fred Claus” (2007, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti. Å “Dazed and Confused” ‘R’ ››› “Open Range” (2003, Western) Robert Duvall. ’ ‘R’ Å Billy Mad (:20) ›› “Batman Returns” (1992) Michael Keaton. ’ 760 ENC Mr. Poppers 24/7 REAL Sports Gumbel Littl Fock “Crossfire Hurricane” (2012) ’ ‘NR’ Å (:45) ›› “The Hangover Part II” (2011) ’ ‘R’ Å 16 HBO 24/7 Boardwalk Empire Å Treme ’ Å ››› “The American” ‘R’ 702 HBO2 X-Men: First ›› “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011) Daniel Craig. ‘PG-13’ Man Moon ››› “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” (2011) Steve Carell. Å “Endure” (2010) Devon Sawa. ’ ‘R’ Å 703 HBOS (:10) ››› “Field of Dreams” (1989) Kevin Costner. ’ (4:35) “Bridesmaids” (2011) (6:50) ›› “Fast Five” (2011) Vin Diesel. ‘PG-13’ Å Skin to Max Hunted “Polyhedrus” ’ Emmanuelle Hunted “Polyhedrus” ’ 715 MAX “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” (:20) ›› “Elektra” (2005) ‘PG-13’ Å Hunted “Ambassadors” ’ ›› “Due Date” (2010) ’ ‘R’ Å 716 MMAX Very 3D Joan Rivers: Don’t Start Jim Rome on Showtime › “I Don’t Know How She Does It” Å 730 SHOW Perfect Sc (:45) ››› “50/50” (2011) Joseph Gordon-Levitt. ‘R’
SATURDAY EVENING 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 24, 2012 6PM 6:30 7PM 7:30 8PM 8:30 9PM 9:30 10PM 10:30 11PM 11:30 Fox 7 News Edge at Nine MasterChef Å (DVS) 30 Seconds 2 FOX _ College Football Teams TBA. (N Subject to Blackout) ’ (Live) Å News Inside Edit. ’70s Show College Football Notre Dame at USC. (N) (Live) Å 3 ABC 8 KVUE News Tailgaters KXAN News (:29) Saturday Night Live ’ Å ›› “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008) Harrison Ford. 4 NBC D KXAN News Wheel Made in Jersey “Camelot” NCIS “Devil’s Triangle” ’ K-Eye News CSI: Miami ’ Å Ring, Honor 48 Hours (N) ’ Å 5 CBS J K-Eye News Two Men Motown: Big Hits and More Austin City Limits Å The British Beat (My Music) ’ Å 9 PBS 2 Doo Wop Discoveries (My Music) ’ Å KXAN News Engagement The Office King Friends ’ The Closer “You Are Here” The Closer “Batter Up” Seinfeld ’ Old Christine 12 MNT V Friends ’ Daryl House Wrestlers TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls Leverage Å 23 CW % EP Daily (N) EP Daily (N) Star Wars: The Clone Wars Law & Order “Slave” ’ Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage To Be Announced Storage Storage 60 A&E (4:30) ›› “Big Jake” ››› “Appaloosa” (2008, Western) Ed Harris. Premiere. ‘R’ Å ››› “Appaloosa” (2008, Western) Ed Harris. ‘R’ Å 63 AMC (4:30) “The Best Man” Å ››› “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” (2004) Ice Cube. Å “Dysfunctional Friends” (2011, Comedy) Stacey Dash. Å 73 BET Redneck Island Redneck Island (N) Chainsaw Big Texas Redneck Island Chainsaw Big Texas Reba Å Reba Å 70 CMT CNN Newsroom (N) Piers Morgan Tonight CNN Newsroom (N) Piers Morgan Tonight CNN Presents Å CNN Presents Å 46 CNN Tosh.0 Tosh.0 It’s Always Sunny in Phila. Kyle Kinane It’s Always Sunny in Phila. (4:58) ›› “Office Space” (6:59) Tosh.0 Tosh.0 59 COM Dog Austin & Ally Gravity Falls Good-Charlie Jessie Å Austin & Ally Jessie Å 42 DISN A.N.T. Farm ›› “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) Johnny Depp. ‘PG’ Outlaw Empires ’ Å Outlaw Empires ’ Å Outlaw Empires ’ Å Alaska Marshals ’ Å Outlaw Empires ’ Å Alaska Marshals ’ Å 34 DSC (:45) College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) (:45) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å SportsCenter (N) Å 52 ESPN Score (5:00) “Home Alone 4” “Unaccompanied Minors” ››› “Home Alone” (1990, Comedy) Macaulay Culkin. ›› “Richie Rich” (1994, Comedy) Macaulay Culkin. 37 FAM My. Diners My. Diners 32 FOOD Diners, Drive Diners, Drive My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners Iron Chef America Mavs Insider Mavs Live NBA Basketball Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks. (Live) Mavs Live Mavs Insider Big 12 Live (N) (Live) 54 FX SW C’boys “The Wishing Tree” (2012, Drama) Jason Gedrick. Å “Matchmaker Santa” Å 39 HALL (5:00) “Christmas Magic” “Naughty or Nice” (2012) Hilarie Burton. Premiere. Å Built America Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Mankind The Story Mankind The Story of All of Us “Empires” Å 61 HIST Law Order: CI Law Order: CI House Life of a young boy. House “Sleeping Dogs Lie” House “Clueless” Å House “Safe” ’ Å 38 ION “The Christmas Hope” “March Sisters” “The March Sisters at Christmas” (2012) Premiere. Å “Holiday Spin” (2012, Drama) Ralph Macchio. Å 26 LIFE Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Preppers 51 NGC Victorious Victorious Yes, Dear ’ Yes, Dear ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ 41 NICK Victorious Victorious Victorious Marvin ›››› “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. ’ ›› “Reign of Fire” (2002, Fantasy) Christian Bale. ’ 69 SPIKE “Star Wars: Ep. III” “Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness” “Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God” Å 58 SYFY “Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God” Å (4:30) ››› “Gypsy” Å ››› “Jezebel” (1938, Drama) Bette Davis. Å (DVS) ›››› “Ben-Hur” (1959, Historical Drama) Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins. 64 TCM 20/20 on TLC ’ Å 20/20 on TLC ’ Å 20/20 on TLC (N) ’ Å 20/20 on TLC (N) ’ Å 20/20 on TLC ’ Å 20/20 on TLC ’ Å 35 TLC (4:45) ›› “Kiss the Girls” ›› “Angels & Demons” (2009, Suspense) Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor. Å (DVS) ›› “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) Tom Hanks. Å 67 TNT Divorced Divorced Divorced Divorced Divorced Divorced Divorced Divorced Raymond Raymond King King 40 TVL Weather Center Live (N) Hurricane Hurricane Twist of Fate Twist of Fate Weather Center Live (N) Hurricane Hurricane Twist of Fate Twist of Fate 45 TWC Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU 66 USA T.I. and Tiny Marry-Game › “Double Take” (2001) Eddie Griffin. Premiere. ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ 71 VH1 Funniest Home Videos NBA Basketball Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks. (N) (Live) News/Nine Bones ’ Å 21 WGN-A Funniest Home Videos King Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Wedding Band (N) Wedding Band ›› “Shrek the Third” 65 WTBS King (4:50) “Air Force One” ‘R’ ››› “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) Elijah Wood. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” ‘R’ 760 ENC Harry Potter (:45) ›› “Red Tails” (2012) Cuba Gooding Jr. ‘PG-13’ Å 24/7 Boxing Andre Berto vs. Robert Guerrero, Welterweights. (N) Å 16 HBO (10:55) “Pulp Fiction” ‘R’ Treme ’ Å Treme ’ Å Game of Thrones ’ Å True Blood “Sunset” Å 702 HBO2 (5:25) ››› “The Girl” ’ Little State-Grc. › “Little Fockers” (2010) ‘PG-13’ Å › “Envy” (2004) Ben Stiller. ‘PG-13’ Å 703 HBOS (5:50) ›› “Hereafter” (2010) Matt Damon. ‘PG-13’ Å Contagion (:20) ›› “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” (:35) Hunted “Polyhedrus” Skin to Max Hunted “Polyhedrus” ’ “Philly Kid” (2012) Wes Chatham. ‘R’ Å 715 MAX Die Hard ‘R’ Strike Back ’ Å ››› “Bridesmaids” (2011) Kristen Wiig. ’ ‘NR’ Å (:10) Sex Games Cancun Feature 1 Å 716 MMAX “Die Hard-Veng.” Homeland “I’ll Fly Away” War Horse ›› “Faster” (2010) Dwayne Johnson. ’ ‘R’ Å ›› “Red State” (2011) Michael Parks. Dexter Å 730 SHOW Homeland
SUNDAY EVENING 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 25, 2012 6PM 6:30 7PM 7:30 8PM 8:30 9PM 9:30 10PM 10:30 11PM 11:30 Burgers Family Guy Cleveland Fox 7 News Edge at Nine Big Bang Simpsons Burn Notice Å 2 FOX _ NFL Football The OT (N) Simpsons (:35) Entertainment Tonight (:35) Extra Once Upon a Time (N) ’ Revenge “Lineage” (N) ’ (:01) 666 Park Avenue (N) News 3 ABC 8 Funniest Home Videos KXAN News GameNight Raymond (:20) NFL Football Green Bay Packers at New York Giants. (N) ’ (Live) Å 4 NBC D Football Night in America (N) Å K-Eye News KEYE Sports Two Men Texas Music 60 Minutes (N) ’ Å The Amazing Race (N) ’ The Good Wife (N) Å The Mentalist ’ Å 5 CBS J Incredible Health-Joel Downton Abbey Revisited (N) Å Downton Abbey Revisited Å Austin City Limits Å 9 PBS 2 Happy Holidays KXAN News Engagement The Office King Seinfeld ’ Old Christine 12 MNT V First Family Box Office ››› “Hot Shots! Part Deux” (1993) Charlie Sheen. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Hollywood Whacked Private Practice ’ Å Private Practice ’ Å Castle ’ Å 23 CW % Law & Order “Girlfriends” Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage 60 A&E (5:00) “Land of the Dead” The Walking Dead Å The Walking Dead (N) (:01) The Walking Dead Talking Dead Comic Men The Walking Dead Å 63 AMC Soul T. Awards Red Carpet 2012 Soul Train Awards Honoring music’s most soulful artists. (N) Apollo Live Don’t Sleep! Don’t Sleep! Don’t Sleep! 73 BET Facing ›› “Fireproof” (2008, Drama) Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea. Premiere. (:45) ›› “Fireproof” (2008, Drama) Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Alex Kendrick. 70 CMT CNN Newsroom (N) Piers Morgan Tonight CNN Newsroom (N) Piers Morgan Tonight CNN Presents Å CNN Presents Å 46 CNN (5:00) ››› “Mean Girls” ›› “The House Bunny” (2008) Anna Faris. Premiere. (:02) ›› “The House Bunny” (2008) Anna Faris. Å (:03) ››› “Bad Santa” 59 COM Dog Gravity Falls A.N.T. Farm Good-Charlie Dog Shake It Up! Jessie Å A.N.T. Farm Wizards Wizards Jessie Å 42 DISN Phineas Magic Magic MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å 34 DSC Countdown 30 for 30 SportsCenter SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å SportsCenter 52 ESPN World/Poker SportsCenter (N) Å (5:00) “Home Alone” (1990) “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist” (2012) Premiere. “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist” (2012) Debi Mazar Joel Osteen Kerry Shook 37 FAM Sugar Dome (N) The Next Iron Chef Chopped (N) Iron Chef America The Next Iron Chef 32 FOOD The Next Iron Chef Texas A&M No-Huddle (N) College Basketball San Diego State at USC. (N) (Live) GameTime Spotlight 54 FX SW Texas A&M Football Show Inside Sooner Football “Annie Claus Is Coming to Town” (2011) Maria Thayer. “A Princess for Christmas” 39 HALL “Moonlight and Mistletoe” “Hitched for the Holidays” (2012) Joey Lawrence. Å Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Outback Hunters (N) Å To Be Announced Pawn Stars Pawn Stars 61 HIST “A Golden Christmas 2: The Second Tail” (2011) ’ ››› “Golden Christmas 3” (2012) Premiere. ’ “12 Wishes of Christmas” (2011) Elisa Donovan. ’ 38 ION “Love at the Christmas Table” (2012) Danica McKellar. “Liz & Dick” (2012) Lindsay Lohan. Premiere. Å (:01) “Love at the Christmas Table” (2012) Å 26 LIFE American Escort Inside Underground Poker Drugs, Inc. (N) Alaska State Troopers (N) Inside Underground Poker Drugs, Inc. 51 NGC Yes, Dear ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ 41 NICK SpongeBob SpongeBob See Dad Run ›› “Hotel for Dogs” (2009) Emma Roberts. ’ Å ›››› “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) Mark Hamill. ’ ›› “Red Dawn” (1984, Action) Patrick Swayze. ’ 69 SPIKE “Star Wars IV” (5:30) ›› “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (2007) ››› “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) Å ››› “Groundhog Day” (1993) 58 SYFY “The Lemon Drop Kid” Movie ›› “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” (1974) Å ›› “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” (1977) Å 64 TCM Extreme Extreme Extreme Cougar Wives (N) Sister Wives ’ Å Sister Wives ’ Å Sister Wives (N) ’ Å Extreme Cougar Wives ’ 35 TLC (4:00) “Angels & Demons” ››› “A Time to Kill” (1996) Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson. Å (DVS) ›› “Hide and Seek” (2005) Robert De Niro. Premiere. 67 TNT Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Divorced Raymond Raymond King King 40 TVL Weather Center Live (N) Coast Guard Alaska Coast Guard Florida Coast Guard Alaska Coast Guard Florida Weather Center Live Å 45 TWC NCIS A girl is kidnapped. NCIS “Broken Arrow” ’ NCIS “Recruited” ’ Å NCIS ’ Å (DVS) ›› “Shutter Island” (2010) Leonardo DiCaprio. Å 66 USA (5:00) Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again ’ Marry-Game T.I. and Tiny Couples Therapy ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ 71 VH1 How I Met How I Met How I Met How I Met News/Nine Replay 30 Rock ’ 30 Rock ’ Engagement Engagement 21 WGN-A Bloopers! ’ How I Met Wedding Band Just Married ››› “Ice Age” (2002) Premiere. (:45) ››› “Ice Age” (2002) Voices of Ray Romano. 65 WTBS (5:00) “Shrek the Third” (5:00) “Shanghai Knights” ›› “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” (1991) Kevin Costner. ‘PG-13’ ››› “Analyze This” (1999) ’ ‘R’ Å (:15) › “Bulletproof” ‘R’ 760 ENC (:05) ›› “Knight and Day” (2010) Tom Cruise. ‘PG-13’ Boardwalk Empire (N) ’ Treme “Tipitina” ’ Å (:15) Boardwalk Empire ’ (:15) Treme “Tipitina” ’ 16 HBO Tower Heist ›› “Hall Pass” (2011) Owen Wilson. ’ ‘R’ Å 24/7 Usual ›› “Tower Heist” (2011) Ben Stiller. ’ 702 HBO2 Boxing Martha › “Dream House” (2011) Daniel Craig. ››› “Collateral” (2004) Tom Cruise. ’ ‘R’ Å 703 HBOS (5:45) ››› “The Terminal” (2004) Tom Hanks. Å (5:05) ›› “Unknown” ’ ››› “Die Hard 2” (1990) Bruce Willis. ’ ‘R’ Å ›› “Fast Five” (2011) Vin Diesel. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å “Sexy Wives Sindrome” ’ 715 MAX Girl’s Guide (:10) ››› “Contagion” (2011) Marion Cotillard. Å Hunted “Polyhedrus” ’ › “This Means War” (2012) ‘PG-13’ Å 716 MMAX (3:45) ›››› “Titanic” Homeland “I’ll Fly Away” Dexter “Helter Skelter” (N) Homeland “Two Hats” (N) Dexter “Helter Skelter” ’ Homeland “Two Hats” ’ 730 SHOW Dexter “Argentina” Å
MONDAY EVENING 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 26, 2012 6PM 6:30 7PM 7:30 8PM 8:30 9PM 9:30 10PM 10:30 11PM 11:30 Fox 7 News Edge at Nine Big Bang Simpsons Simpsons TMZ (N) ’ Bones ’ Å The Mob Doctor ’ Å 2 FOX _ TMZ (N) ’ Big Bang Dancing With the Stars Extreme Makeover: Home Extreme Makeover: Home News Nightline (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live Å 3 ABC 8 KVUE News Ent KXAN News Tonight Show w/Jay Leno Jimmy Fallon The Voice The top 8 artists perform. (N) ’ (Live) Å (:01) Revolution (N) Å 4 NBC D KXAN News Wheel K-Eye News Two Men How I Met Partners (N) 2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly K-Eye News Late Show W/Letterman Ferguson Hawaii Five-0 (N) ’ Å 5 CBS J Doo Wop Discoveries (My Music) ’ Å Motown: Big Hits and More (My Music) ’ Å Charlie Rose (N) ’ Å 9 PBS 2 PBS NewsHour (N) Å KXAN News Engagement The Office The Office 30 Rock ’ 30 Rock ’ Gossip Girl (N) ’ Å 12 MNT V Family Feud Family Feud 90210 Liam is threatened. Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law Order: CI Frasier Cash Cab Cold Case Files ’ Å 23 CW % EP Daily (N) Frasier ’ Intervention Å Intervention Å Intervention Å Intervention Å (:01) Intervention Å (:01) Intervention Å 60 A&E (4:30) ››› “Top Gun” ››› “A Few Good Men” (1992, Drama) Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson. ‘R’ Å ›› “Behind Enemy Lines” (2001) Owen Wilson. Å 63 AMC 106 & Park: Top 10 Live Don’t Sleep! Soul Man The Wendy Williams Show New York Undercover ’ New York Undercover ’ New York Undercover ’ 73 BET Big Texas Big Texas Big Texas Chainsaw Chainsaw Chainsaw ››› “Gridiron Gang” Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å 70 CMT Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Erin Burnett OutFront Piers Morgan Tonight 46 CNN Colbert Rep Daily Show Futurama ’ Futurama ’ Futurama ’ South Park Brickleberry South Park Daily Show Colbert Rep South Park South Park 59 COM Phineas Phineas A.N.T. Farm Wizards Wizards ›› “Sky High” (2005) ’ ‘PG’ Å Jessie Å 42 DISN Shake It Up! A.N.T. Farm Jessie Å American Chopper Å American Chopper Å American Chopper Å American Chopper Å American Chopper Å American Chopper Å 34 DSC SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å 52 ESPN (5:30) Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) NFL Football Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live) “Christmas Every Day” ››› “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” (1969, Comedy) ›››› “WALL-E” (2008) Voices of Ben Burtt. The 700 Club ’ Å 37 FAM Diners, Drive Diners, Drive 32 FOOD Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive My. Diners Health NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Washington Wizards. (N) (Live) Spurs Live College Basketball Big 12 Cowboys Game Time World Poker 54 FX SW “Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas” (2011) Å ›› “A Carol Christmas” 39 HALL “Annie Claus Is Coming” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (2008) Å Pawn Stars Pawn Stars American Pickers (N) Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Love- 1880’s Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars American Pickers Å 61 HIST Criminal Minds “25 to Life” Criminal Minds “Corazon” Criminal Minds ’ Å Criminal Minds ’ Å Criminal Minds ’ Å Criminal Minds ’ Å 38 ION “His and Her Christmas” (:01) “Liz & Dick” (2012) “Liz & Dick” (2012) Lindsay Lohan, Grant Bowler. Å “Dear Santa” (2011) Amy Acker, Brooklynn Proulx. Å 26 LIFE Taboo “Changing Gender” Taboo “Beauty” Taboo “Ugly” Taboo “Fat” Taboo “Beauty” Taboo “Ugly” 51 NGC My Wife Yes, Dear ’ Yes, Dear ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Hollywood Heights Å 41 NICK Figure It Out Figure It Out Friends ’ Friends ’ My Wife Tattoo Night. Tattoo Night. Tattoo Night. ››› “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983, Science Fiction) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford. ’ 69 SPIKE “Star Wars VI: Return” ›› “The Mist” (2007, Horror) Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden. Å ›› “The Mist” (2007) Thomas Jane. 58 SYFY (5:30) ››› “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (5:30) “The Steel Trap” ››› “Pride and Prejudice” (1940) Greer Garson. (:15) ››› “Jane Eyre” (1944) Joan Fontaine. Å “Great Expectations” Å 64 TCM Cake Boss Cake Boss Cake Boss Cake Boss Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ Å Cake Boss Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ Å Cake Boss 35 TLC In NBA CSI: NY “Heart of Glass” NBA Basketball New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets. (N) (Live) Å The Mentalist ’ Å CSI: NY “The Ride-In” ’ 67 TNT M*A*S*H Cosby Show Cosby Show Cosby Show Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King 40 TVL Storm Riders Storm Riders Weather Weather Storm Riders Storm Riders Weather Weather Weather Center Live Å Weather Center Live Å 45 TWC The Soup CSI: Crime Scene CSI NCIS: Los Angeles Å WWE Monday Night RAW (N) ’ (Live) Å 66 USA Basketball Wives LA (N) T.I. and Tiny Marry-Game Basketball Wives LA ’ T.I. and Tiny Marry-Game Basketball Wives LA ’ Basketball Wives LA ’ 71 VH1 Funniest Home Videos Funniest Home Videos Engagement Engagement WGN News at Nine (N) ’ Funniest Home Videos 21 WGN-A Funniest Home Videos Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy The Office The Office Family Guy ’ Å Conan (N) Å 65 WTBS Seinfeld ’ Seinfeld ’ “The Next Karate Kid” ‘PG’ Return to Lonesome Dove Å (:35) ››› “Ransom” (1996) Mel Gibson. ’ ‘R’ Å (:40) › “Cold Creek Manor” (2003) ‘R’ 760 ENC 24/7 Boxing (:15) › “Little Fockers” (2010) Robert De Niro. ‘PG-13’ Witness (N) Å ›› “Tower Heist” (2011) Ben Stiller. ’ 16 HBO Treme “Tipitina” ’ Å (:15) ›› “Larry Crowne” (2011) Tom Hanks. ‘PG-13’ 702 HBO2 (5:45) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” ’ Boardwalk Empire Å “Extremely Loud” ›› “Arthur” (2011) Russell Brand. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Treme “Tipitina” ’ Å 703 HBOS Suspicious (:20) ›› “Cheaper by the Dozen” ‘PG’ (:45) Hunted “Polyhedrus” Co-Ed (5:30) › “End of Days” (1999) ‘R’ Å ››› “Chronicle” (2012) Dane DeHaan. ›› “Horrible Bosses” (2011) ‘NR’ Å 715 MAX Co-Ed Co-Ed “Philly Kid” (2012) Wes Chatham. ‘R’ Å (:40) ››› “Boogie Nights” (1997) ‘R’ 716 MMAX (5:45) ››› “Die Hard” (1988) Bruce Willis. ’ ‘R’ Å Untold History-United Homeland “Two Hats” ’ Dexter “Helter Skelter” ’ Homeland “Two Hats” ’ Dexter “Helter Skelter” ’ 730 SHOW (5:20) ››› “50/50” ‘R’
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS FICTION: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2012 1 THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $28.95.) 2 POSEIDON’S ARROW, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. (Putnam, $28.95.) 3 FLIGHT BEHAVIOR, by Barbara Kingsolver. (Harper/ HarperCollins, $28.99.) 4 GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown, $25.) 5 THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. (Little, Brown, $35.) 6 THE PANTHER, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) 7 THE SINS OF THE MOTHER, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $28.) 8 THE BONE BED, by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam, $28.95.) 9 WINTER OF THE WORLD, by Ken Follett. (Dutton, $36.) 10 NYPD RED, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp. (Little, Brown, $27.99.)
TUESDAY EVENING 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 27, 2012 6PM 6:30 7PM 7:30 8PM 8:30 9PM 9:30 10PM 10:30 11PM 11:30 Raising Ben-Kate Fox 7 News Edge at Nine Big Bang Simpsons Simpsons TMZ (N) ’ New Girl ’ Mindy 2 FOX _ TMZ (N) ’ Big Bang The Grinch Shrek/Halls Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars (Season Finale) (N) News Nightline (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live (N) ’ 3 ABC 8 KVUE News Ent (:01) Go On New Normal (:01) Parenthood (N) Å KXAN News Tonight Show w/Jay Leno Jimmy Fallon The Voice (N) Å 4 NBC D KXAN News Wheel K-Eye News Late Show W/Letterman Ferguson NCIS “Gone” (N) ’ NCIS: Los Angeles (N) ’ Vegas (N) ’ Å 5 CBS J K-Eye News Two Men Ed Sullivan’s Top Performers 1966-1969 (My Music) ’ Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution! ’ Å Charlie Rose (N) ’ Å 9 PBS 2 PBS NewsHour (N) Å Family Feud Family Feud KXAN News Engagement The Offi ce The Offi ce Hart of Dixie (N) ’ Å Emily Owens, M.D. (N) ’ 30 Rock ’ 30 Rock ’ 12 MNT V House “Fall From Grace” Law Order: CI Frasier Cash Cab House “The Dig” ’ Å Cold Case Files ’ Å 23 CW % EP Daily (N) Frasier ’ Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage 60 A&E (4:00) “A Few Good Men” ›› “Rambo” (2008) Sylvester Stallone. ‘NR’ Å Airplane! ›› “Constantine” (2005, Fantasy) Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz. ‘R’ 63 AMC 106 & Park 2012 Soul Train Awards Honoring music’s most soulful artists. Family First Soul Man Don’t Sleep! Soul Man The Wendy Williams Show 73 BET “Any Given Sunday” (1999) Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å ››› “Gridiron Gang” (2006, Drama) The Rock, Xzibit, Jade Yorker. 70 CMT Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Erin Burnett OutFront Piers Morgan Tonight 46 CNN Colbert Rep Daily Show Workaholics Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Tosh.0 (N) Brickleberry Daily Show Colbert Rep (:01) Tosh.0 Mash Up (N) 59 COM “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” Phineas Phineas A.N.T. Farm Good-Charlie Wizards Wizards 42 DISN Shake It Up! A.N.T. Farm Jessie Å Deadliest Catch ’ Å Deadliest Catch ’ Å Deadliest Catch ’ Å Deadly Seas ’ Å Deadliest Catch ’ Å Deadly Seas ’ Å 34 DSC Valvano’s College Basketball North Carolina State at Michigan. (N) College Basketball North Carolina at Indiana. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å 52 ESPN Pixar Short Films ›››› “WALL-E” (2008) Voices of Ben Burtt. ››› “Up” (2009, Comedy) Voices of Ed Asner. The 700 Club ’ Å 37 FAM Chopped Chopped Chopped “Bird in the Pan” Chopped Chopped 32 FOOD Chopped Mavs Live Big 12 Stampede C’boys Sportsday World Poker Tour 54 FX SW NBA Basketball Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers. (Live) › “Eve’s Christmas” (2004) Elisa Donovan. Å “The Case for Christmas” (2011) Dean Cain. Å ›› “Silver Bells” (2005) 39 HALL (5:00) “Fallen Angel” Å Mankind The Story Mankind The Story To Be Announced Mankind The Story Mankind The Story of All of Us “Survivors” (N) Å 61 HIST Criminal Minds ’ Criminal Minds ’ Criminal Minds “Proof” ’ Criminal Minds ’ Flashpoint (N) ’ Flashpoint ’ Å 38 ION To Be Announced Abby’s Ultimate Dance Abby’s Ultimate Dance TBA TBA To Be Announced Abby’s Ultimate Dance 26 LIFE Drugs, Inc. Drugs, Inc. Doomsday Preppers (N) Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Preppers 51 NGC Figure It Out Figure It Out My Wife My Wife Friends ’ Friends ’ Yes, Dear ’ Yes, Dear ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Hollywood Heights Å 41 NICK Ink Master “Buck Off” (N) Tattoo Night. Tattoo Night. Ink Master “Holy Ink” ’ Ink Master ’ Å Ink Master “Holy Ink” ’ 69 SPIKE Ink Master ’ Å Urban Total Total Total Total Viral Video Viral Video Total Total Viral Video Viral Video 58 SYFY Urban Smart (5:00) “Brighton Rock” Å ›› “Tail Spin” (1939) Alice Faye. ›› “Wild Bill Hickok Rides” (1942) ››› “Two-Faced Woman” (1941) Å 64 TCM Little People Big World: Little People Big World: Extreme Extreme Little People Big World: Extreme Extreme Sister Wives ’ Å 35 TLC The Mentalist “18-5-4” ’ Rizzoli & Isles Å Rizzoli & Isles (N) Å Leverage (N) Å Rizzoli & Isles Å Leverage Å 67 TNT M*A*S*H Cosby Show Cosby Show Cosby Show Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King 40 TVL Weather Weather Storm Riders Storm Riders Weather Center Live Å Weather Weather Storm Riders Storm Riders Weather Center Live Å 45 TWC Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU Law & Order: SVU 66 USA T.I. and Tiny Marry-Game Couples Therapy ’ 40 Greatest Feuds 40 Greatest Feuds T.I. and Tiny Marry-Game Basketball Wives LA ’ 71 VH1 How I Met How I Met How I Met How I Met WGN News at Nine (N) ’ Funniest Home Videos Engagement Engagement 21 WGN-A Funniest Home Videos Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang The Office The Office Conan (N) Å 65 WTBS Seinfeld ’ Seinfeld ’ Big Bang (5:10) “An Unfinished Life” Return to Lonesome Dove (N) Å (:35) ››› “True Lies” (1994) Arnold Schwarzenegger. ‘R’ Å ›› “Battle: Los Angeles” 760 ENC 24/7 (:15) ›› “Red Tails” (2012) Cuba Gooding Jr. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Treme “Tipitina” ’ Å (:10) Boardwalk Empire ’ (:10) Witness Å 16 HBO REAL Sports Gumbel Boxing Andre Berto vs. Robert Guerrero, Welterweights. ››› “X-Men: First Class” (2011) James McAvoy. ’ 702 HBO2 (5:25) ››› “The Girl” ’ (:15) Boardwalk Empire ’ Cedar ›› “We Bought a Zoo” (2011) Matt Damon. ‘PG’ Å (:35) ›› “Knight and Day” (2010) Å 703 HBOS Treme “Tipitina” ’ Å (5:45) ›› “In & Out” (1997) Kevin Kline. (:20) “Philly Kid” (2012) Wes Chatham. ‘R’ ›› “Road House” (1989) Patrick Swayze. ’ ‘R’ Å Hunted “Polyhedrus” ’ 715 MAX “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” Hotel Erotica Feature 2: Sensual Escapes “Anacondas: Hunt” 716 MMAX (:15) ›› “What’s Your Number?” (2011) Anna Faris. (:15) ›› “Faster” (2010) Dwayne Johnson. ’ ‘R’ Å Homeland “Two Hats” ’ Dexter “Helter Skelter” ’ ›› “Brüno” (2009) ‘R’ 730 SHOW “Hugh Hefner: Playboy”
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS NON-FICTION: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2012 1 KILLING KENNEDY, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) 2 NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer. (Dutton, $26.95.) 3 KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt, $28.) 4 THE SIGNAL AND THE NOISE, by Nate Silver. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) 5 THE LAST LION, by William Manchester and Paul Reid. (Little, Brown, $40.) 6 BRUCE, by Peter A. Carlin. (Touchstone, $28.) 7 HALLUCINATIONS, by Oliver Sacks. (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95.) 8 AMERICA AGAIN, by Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Tom Purcell et al.. (Grand Central, $28.99.) 9 WAGING HEAVY PEACE, by Neil Young. (Blue Rider, $30.) 10 UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.)
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WEDNESDAY EVENING 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 28, 2012 6PM 6:30 7PM 7:30 8PM 8:30 9PM 9:30 10PM 10:30 11PM 11:30 Fox 7 News Edge at Nine Big Bang Simpsons Simpsons TMZ (N) ’ The X Factor (N) ’ (Live) Å 2 FOX _ TMZ (N) ’ Big Bang A Charlie Brown Christmas Mod Fam Suburgatory Nashville “Lovesick Blues” News Nightline (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live Å 3 ABC 8 KVUE News Ent Christmas-Rockefeller KXAN News Tonight Show w/Jay Leno Jimmy Fallon Saturday Night Live Popular holiday sketches. (N) Å 4 NBC D KXAN News Wheel K-Eye News Two Men CSI: Crime Scene K-Eye News Late Show W/Letterman Ferguson Survivor: Philippines (N) ’ Criminal Minds (N) ’ 5 CBS J Oscar Hammerstein -- Out Charlie Rose Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled Getting the most out of life. ’ Å 9 PBS 2 PBS NewsHour (N) Å KXAN News Engagement The Office The Office 30 Rock ’ 30 Rock ’ Supernatural (N) ’ Å 12 MNT V Family Feud Family Feud Arrow “Muse of Fire” (N) NUMB3RS “Robin Hood” Law Order: CI Cash Cab NUMB3RS “Velocity” Å Frasier ’ Cold Case Files ’ Å 23 CW % EP Daily (N) Frasier ’ Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Storage Storage 60 A&E CSI: Miami ’ Å ›› “Poseidon” (2006) Josh Lucas. ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “Poseidon” (2006) Josh Lucas. ‘PG-13’ Å › “Mission to Mars” ‘PG’ 63 AMC 106 & Park: Top 10 Live Soul Man Family First Don’t Sleep! The Game The Wendy Williams Show › “Next Day Air” (2009) Donald Faison. Premiere. 73 BET Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å ››› “Rocky II” (1979, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire. (:45) ›› “Rocky IV” (1985) Talia Shire 70 CMT Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Erin Burnett OutFront Piers Morgan Tonight 46 CNN Colbert Rep Daily Show Chappelle’s Key & Peele South Park South Park South Park Key & Peele Daily Show Colbert Rep South Park Brickleberry 59 COM Good-Charlie A.N.T. Farm ’ Å Austin & Ally Phineas Austin & Ally Jessie Å Wizards Wizards 42 DISN Shake It Up! A.N.T. Farm Dog American Guns ’ Å American Guns ’ Å American Guns ’ Å Sons of Guns ’ Å American Guns ’ Å Sons of Guns ’ Å 34 DSC College Basketball Ohio State at Duke. (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å 52 ESPN Audibles (N) College Basketball Michigan State at Miami. (N) (Live) ››› “Up” (2009, Comedy) Voices of Ed Asner. ››› “Aladdin” (1992) Voices of Scott Weinger. The 700 Club ’ Å ›› “Three Days” (2001) 37 FAM Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible (N) Restaurant Stakeout (N) Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible 32 FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Spurs Live SEC Gridiron LIVE (N) Spurs In. Big 12 Cowboys In. Big 12 54 FX SW NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic. (Live) “Christmas Cottage” “It’s Christmas, Carol!” (2012) Carrie Fisher. Å “Matchmaker Santa” (2012) Lacey Chabert. Å 39 HALL “Town Christmas” Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Cajun Pawn Cajun Pawn Invention Invention Restoration Restoration Pawn Stars Pawn Stars 61 HIST (4:00) “The Fugitive” (1993) WWE Main Event (N) ’ “In the Line of Fire” (1993) ›› “The Guardian” (2006, Drama) Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward. ’ 38 ION To Be Announced Houstons Houstons Houstons Houstons My Life Is a Lifetime Movie My Life Is a Lifetime Movie Houstons Houstons 26 LIFE Border Wars Border Wars “War Games” Border Wars (N) Hell on the Highway (N) Border Wars Hell on the Highway 51 NGC My Wife Yes, Dear ’ Yes, Dear ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Hollywood Heights Å 41 NICK Figure It Out Figure It Out Friends ’ Friends ’ My Wife Tenants Tenants ›› “S.W.A.T.” (2003, Action) Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell. ’ 69 SPIKE ›› “S.W.A.T.” (2003) Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell. Premiere. ’ Dark Side Dark Side Ghost Hunters ’ Å Dark Side Dark Side Ghost Hunters ’ Å Ghost Hunters ’ Å 58 SYFY Ghost Hunters ’ Å (5:15) ›› “Chandler” ››› “The Time Machine” (1960) Rod Taylor. ›› “The Andromeda Strain” (1971) Arthur Hill. Å (:15) ››› “Solaris” 64 TCM To Be Announced Cake Boss Extreme Cougar Wives ’ Cake Boss: Next Baker Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ Å Extreme Cougar Wives ’ 35 TLC Castle “Suicide Squeeze” Castle ’ Å Castle “Tick, Tick, Tick ...” Perception “Shadow” The Mentalist ’ Å Southland “Risk” ’ Å 67 TNT M*A*S*H Cosby Show Cosby Show Cosby Show Raymond Raymond Cleveland Divorced King King King King 40 TVL Coast Guard Alaska Coast Guard Alaska Coast Guard Alaska Coast Guard Alaska Weather Center Live Å Weather Center Live Å 45 TWC NCIS “Friends and Lovers” NCIS “Dead Man Walking” NCIS “Brothers in Arms” NCIS “Trojan Horse” Å NCIS “Angel of Death” ’ NCIS “Faking It” ’ Å 66 USA Couples Therapy ’ Couples Therapy ’ Couples Therapy ’ Couples Therapy (N) ’ Couples Therapy ’ Behind the Music ’ Å 71 VH1 Engagement Engagement Engagement Engagement WGN News at Nine (N) ’ Funniest Home Videos Engagement Engagement 21 WGN-A Funniest Home Videos Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Big Bang Big Bang The Office The Office Seinfeld ’ Seinfeld ’ Conan (N) Å 65 WTBS “The Quick and the Dead” Return to Lonesome Dove Gus’ daughter. ›› “National Lampoon’s Vacation” ‘R’ (:10) “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” ’ 760 ENC (:15) “The Descendants” (5:15) ››› “X2: X-Men United” (2003) ›› “Final Destination 5” (2011) ‘R’ Å Boardwalk Empire Å Treme “Tipitina” ’ Å 16 HBO 24/7 Witness Å ›› “The Thing” (2011) ’ ‘R’ Å (:15) ›› “The Eagle” (2011) Channing Tatum. ‘PG-13’ 702 HBO2 “Jackie Chan” Collateral ‘R’ ›› “Sucker Punch” (2011) Emily Browning. ’ ‘PG-13’ ›› “The Hangover Part II” (2011) ‘R’ 703 HBOS ››› “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” (2011) Steve Carell. Å “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” › “This Means War” (2012) ‘PG-13’ Å Skin to Max Busty Hunted “Ambassadors” ’ Hunted “Polyhedrus” ’ 715 MAX “Emmanuelle Through Time: Sexy Bite” Wonderland (:05) ›› “Contraband” (2012) Mark Wahlberg. ‘R’ Å ››› “Hanna” (2011) Saoirse Ronan. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å 716 MMAX Jim Rome on Showtime (N) Inside the NFL ’ Å Jim Rome on Showtime Inside the NFL (N) Å 730 SHOW (5:00) “Against the Ropes” Homeland “Two Hats” ’
THURSDAY EVENING 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 29, 2012 6PM 6:30 7PM 7:30 8PM 8:30 9PM 9:30 10PM 10:30 11PM 11:30 Simpsons Simpsons TMZ (N) ’ The X Factor (N) Å Glee “Thanksgiving” (N) ’ Fox 7 News Edge at Nine Big Bang 2 FOX _ TMZ (N) ’ Big Bang (:02) Scandal “Defiance” News Nightline (N) Jimmy Kimmel Live Å Last Resort (N) ’ Å Grey’s Anatomy (N) Å 3 ABC 8 KVUE News Ent Rock Center KXAN News Tonight Show w/Jay Leno Jimmy Fallon 30 Rock ’ Up All Night The Office Parks 4 NBC D KXAN News Wheel K-Eye News Two Men Big Bang Two Men (:01) Person of Interest (N) K-Eye News Late Show W/Letterman Ferguson (:01) Elementary (N) Å 5 CBS J Arts in Context ’ Å The Daytripper ’ Å Downton Abbey Revisited Å Charlie Rose (N) ’ Å 9 PBS 2 PBS NewsHour (N) Å 12 MNT V Family Feud Family Feud The Vampire Diaries (N) ’ Beauty and the Beast (N) KXAN News Engagement The Office The Office 30 Rock ’ 30 Rock ’ Law Order: CI Cash Cab White Collar ’ Å White Collar ’ Å Frasier ’ Cold Case Files ’ Å 23 CW % EP Daily (N) Frasier ’ The First 48 Å The First 48 Å The First 48 (N) Å Panic 9-1-1 Å (:01) Panic 9-1-1 Å (:01) The First 48 Å 60 A&E CSI: Miami “Dead Zone” ››› “Fargo” (1996) Frances McDormand. ‘R’ Å ››› “Casino” (1995, Crime Drama) Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone. ‘R’ Å 63 AMC 106 & Park: Top 10 Live Apollo Live (N) BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 Don’t Sleep! The Game The Wendy Williams Show 73 BET Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Ron White: They Call Me Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å Reba Å 70 CMT Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Erin Burnett OutFront Piers Morgan Tonight 46 CNN Colbert Rep Daily Show (6:59) ›› “Accepted” (2006) Justin Long. Å Tosh.0 Tosh.0 Daily Show Colbert Rep Key & Peele Tosh.0 59 COM “Phineas and Ferb: The Movie” Dog Phineas Good-Charlie A.N.T. Farm Wizards Wizards 42 DISN Shake It Up! A.N.T. Farm Jessie Å Auction Auction Auction Auction Property Wars ’ Å Property Wars ’ Å Texas Car Wars ’ Å Texas Car Wars ’ Å 34 DSC SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å SportsCenter (N) Å 52 ESPN Football Live College Football Louisville at Rutgers. (N) (Live) “The Christmas List” (5:30) ››› “Aladdin” (1992, Fantasy) ››› “Happy Feet” (2006) Voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams. The 700 Club ’ Å 37 FAM Cupcake Wars Sugar Dome Sweet Genius Sweet Genius The Next Iron Chef Sweet Genius 32 FOOD Sportsday Outdoors World Poker Tour 54 FX SW Cowboys In. Sportsday College Basketball Southern Utah at Texas Christian. (N) OU Sooner Gift Guide “Smoky Mountain” ››› “The Santa Incident” (2010) Ione Skye. Å 39 HALL “A Princess for Christmas” “Naughty or Nice” (2012, Fantasy) Hilarie Burton. Å 101 Gadgets That Changed Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Ultimate Soldier Challenge Ultimate Soldier Challenge Pawn Stars Pawn Stars 61 HIST House “Euphoria, Part 1” House “Euphoria, Part 2” House “Forever” ’ Å Criminal Minds ’ Å Criminal Minds ’ Å Criminal Minds ’ Å 38 ION Project Runway All Stars Project Runway All Stars Project Runway All Stars Abby’s Ultimate Dance Project Runway All Stars Project Runway All Stars 26 LIFE Alaska State Troopers Alaska State Troopers Rocket City Rocket City Chainsaw Chainsaw Rocket City Rocket City Chainsaw Chainsaw 51 NGC You Gotta My Wife My Wife Yes, Dear ’ Yes, Dear ’ Friends ’ Friends ’ Hollywood Heights Å 41 NICK Figure It Out Figure It Out Friends ’ MMA GT Academy ›› “The Keeper” (2009) Jail (N) ’ iMPACT Wrestling (N) ’ Å Ink Master “Buck Off” ’ 69 SPIKE Jail Å “Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness” › “Age of the Dragons” (2011) Danny Glover. Å 58 SYFY “Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God” (4:30) ›› “Cimarron” ›› “The Iron Petticoat” (1956, Comedy) (:45) ››› “Silk Stockings” (1957) Fred Astaire. Å (:45) ››› “Comrade X” (1940) Å 64 TCM Along-Bride Along-Bride Say Yes Say Yes Along-Bride TBA Along-Bride TBA Four Weddings (N) Å Four Weddings ’ Å 35 TLC The Mentalist ’ Å NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Miami Heat. (N) (Live) Å NBA Basketball Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors. (N) Å 67 TNT M*A*S*H Cosby Show Cosby Show Cosby Show Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond King King King King 40 TVL Happen Happen Lifeguard! Lifeguard! Weather Center Live Å Happen Happen Lifeguard! Lifeguard! Weather Center Live Å 45 TWC NCIS “Ships in the Night” Burn Notice “Down & Out” (:01) NCIS “Jet Lag” Å Law & Order: SVU NCIS “Safe Harbor” ’ NCIS “Thirst” ’ 66 USA 100 Greatest Kid Stars (N) 100 Greatest Kid Stars (N) 100 Greatest Kid Stars ’ 100 Greatest Kid Stars ’ Saturday Night Live “The Best of David Spade” Å 71 VH1 How I Met How I Met How I Met How I Met WGN News at Nine (N) ’ Funniest Home Videos Engagement Engagement 21 WGN-A Funniest Home Videos Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang The Office The Office Conan (N) Å 65 WTBS Seinfeld ’ Seinfeld ’ Family Guy Family Guy Big Bang (5:15) “Grumpy Old Men” Return to Lonesome Dove (N) Å (:20) ›› “Colombiana” (2011) ‘PG-13’ (:10) ››› “Friends With Benefits” (2011) ’ ‘R’ Å 760 ENC (5:30) “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” ‘PG’ ›› “Safe House” (2012) Denzel Washington. ‘R’ Å Cathouse: Menage a Trois 24/7 Tower Heist 16 HBO ›› “Red Tails” (2012) Cuba Gooding Jr. ‘PG-13’ Å (:15) Boardwalk Empire ’ (:15) “Crossfire Hurricane” 702 HBO2 (:10) ›› “Antitrust” (2001) Ryan Phillippe. ‘PG-13’ Å Making: 127 ››› “127 Hours” (2010) James Franco. ››› “In Bruges” (2008) Colin Farrell. ’ ‘R’ Å 703 HBOS (5:50) ››› “Big Fish” (2003) Ewan McGregor. ‘PG-13’ (:45) “The Teenie Weenie Bikini Squad” (5:35) ›› “Mercury Rising” (1998) ‘R’ › “Firestorm” (1998) Howie Long. ’ ‘R’ ››› “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” 715 MAX Hunted “Kismet” ’ Å Hunted “Ambassadors” ’ Hunted “Polyhedrus” ’ ›› “Due Date” (2010) ‘R’ 716 MMAX This Means ››› “Chronicle” (2012) Dane DeHaan. Old Porn Reality Show Old Porn Stop, Charlie › “Apollo 18” (2011) Lloyd Owen. Å (:25) ››› “Goon” (2011, Comedy) ‘R’ 730 SHOW (5:20) ››› “50/50” ‘R’
SATURDAY DAYTIME 00-Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville Cable \-Broadcast NOVEMBER 24, 2012 8AM 8:30 9AM 9:30 10AM 10:30 11AM 11:30 12PM 12:30 1PM 1:30 2PM 2:30 3PM 3:30 4PM 4:30 5PM 5:30 Live Life Icons Hollywood Sports Paid Prog. ›› “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006) FOX FOX College Football Teams TBA. (N Subject to Blackout) ’ (Live) Å 2 FOX _ Animals Adven. Hanna Ocean Explore Rescue College Football Michigan at Ohio State. (N) (Live) College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) 3 ABC 8 News Noodle Pajanimals Poppy Cat Justin Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. College Football Grambling State vs. Southern. (N) ’ (Live) Å Jeopardy! NBC News 4 NBC D KXAN News Today (N) Today (N) ’ Å Liberty Big World Texas Paid Prog. Lucas Oil Off Road Football Football College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å 5 CBS J Doodlebop Doodlebop Busytown Busytown Liberty “Thomas & Friends” Super Biscuit Gardener Happiness Advantage With Shawn Rick Steves’ European Christmas ’ Å Suze Orman’s Money Class ’ Å The British Beat (My Music) ’Å 9 PBS 2 Iron Man Iron Man WWE Dragon Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! ››› “Spy Kids” (2001) Antonio Banderas. ›› “Step Up” (2006) Channing Tatum. Scrubs ’ Scrubs ’ How I Met How I Met 12 MNT V Tiny Toons Adven Aqua Kids Game Football College Football Virginia at Virginia Tech. (N) (Live) College Football Idaho at Utah State. (N) (Live) Whacked 23 CW % Animals Winning Now Eat! Pssprt To Be Announced To Be Announced Billy Billy Billy Billy Billy Billy Billy Billy Flipping Miami Å Flipping Vegas Å Flipping Vegas Å Flipping Vegas Å 60 A&E (5:30) ›››› “Gone With the Wind” (1939) Clark Gable. ››› “McLintock!” (1963, Western) John Wayne. ‘NR’ Å ››› “El Dorado” (1967, Western) John Wayne. ‘NR’ Å ›› “Big Jake” (1971) ‘PG-13’ 63 AMC (7:00) Steve Harvey: Still Trippin’ S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey S. Harvey ››› “The Best Man” (1999) 73 BET CMT Social Hour CMT Insdr Top 20 Countdown ’ Crossroads ’ The 46th Annual CMA Awards ’ Å Reba ’ Reba ’ Reba ’ Reba ’ 70 CMT Sat. Morn Bottom CNN Saturday Morning (N) CNN Newsroom (N) Your Money (N) CNN Newsroom (N) Gupta CNN Newsroom (N) The Situation Room 46 CNN “Cheech-Chong” (8:58) “Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke” (10:58) ›› “Police Academy” (1984) Å (12:58) › “Let’s Go to Prison” (2006) Å (2:58) ›› “Waiting...” (2005) Ryan Reynolds. (4:58) “Office Space” 59 COM Phineas Phineas Gravity Fish Wizards Wizards Good Good Austin Shake It Jessie ’ Jessie ’ Shake It Shake It Good Austin Austin ANT Farm A.N.T. Farm ’ Å 42 DISN Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost, Away Almost, Away American Guns Å American Guns Å 34 DSC College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Score College Football Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Score 52 ESPN SportsCenter (N) (Live) College GameDay (N) (Live) Å (7:00) “The Princess Diaries” ›››› “Mary Poppins” (1964) Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke. ›› “Nanny McPhee” (2005) Colin Firth ›› “Nanny McPhee Returns” (2010) Emma Thompson. ›› “Home Alone 4” 37 FAM Paula Pioneer Pioneer Trisha’s Giada Chopped The Big Waste Restaurant: Im. Restaurant Stakeout All-Star Family Cook- Iron Chef America The Next Iron Chef 32 FOOD Paula HS Scoreboard Kids Big 12 College Football Alabama-Birmingham at Central Florida. (N) (Live) College Football Tulane at Houston. (N) (Live) 54 FX SW Outdoors Tailgate “Matchmaker Santa” (2012) Lacey Chabert. “It’s Christmas, Carol!” (2012) Carrie Fisher. “Christmas Magic” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Å “Mistletoe Over Manhattan” (2011) Å 39 HALL “The Santa Suit” Å Modern Marvels Modern Marvels Modern Marvels The Men Who Built America “Bloody Battles” The Men Who Built America Å Built America The Men Who Built America Å 61 HIST Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Miracles Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Earl Earl Law Order: CI Law Order: CI ›› “The Guardian” (2006, Drama) Kevin Costner. Premiere. ’ 38 ION Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. My Life, Movie ›› “If You Believe” (1999) Ally Walker. Å ›› “Home by Christmas” (2006) Å “The Road to Christmas” (2006, Comedy) Å “Christmas Hop” 26 LIFE Alaska State Troopers Doomsday Preppers Doomsday Preppers Locked Up Abroad Locked Up Abroad Locked Up Abroad Locked Up Abroad Locked Up Abroad Locked Up Abroad Locked Up Abroad 51 NGC Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. Turtles Kung Fu Penguins Robot Power Kung Fu Kung Fu Kung Fu Big Time Big Time iCarly ’ iCarly ’ iCarly ’ iCarly ’ Victorious Victorious 41 NICK ›› “Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones” (2002) Ewan McGregor. ’ ››› “Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith” 69 SPIKE Ink Master “Holy Ink” ›› “Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace” (1999) ’ Video Dark Side › “Dragon Wars” (2007, Action) Jason Behr. “Fire & Ice” (2008) Amy Acker, Tom Wisdom. Dungeons ››› “Dragon Dynasty” (2006) James Hong › “Age of the Dragons” (2011, Fantasy) Å 58 SYFY Video “Saint’s Double” (:15) “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938) (:15) ››› “There’s No Business Like Show Business” (:15) “The Mad Miss Manton” Å “Five Little Peppers in Trouble” ››› “Gypsy” (1962) Å 64 TCM Property Ladder ’ Property Ladder ’ Property Ladder ’ Property Ladder ’ Undercover Boss ’ Undercover Boss ’ Undercover Boss ’ Undercover Boss ’ Undercover Boss ’ Undercover Boss ’ 35 TLC Law & Order ’ Franklin & Bash Å Rizzoli & Isles Å Law & Order ’ ›› “What Lies Beneath” (2000) Harrison Ford. Å (:45) › “Obsessed” (2009) Idris Elba. 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Trading Spouses Trading Spouses Trading Spouses Trading Spouses Trading Spouses Trading Spouses Couples Therapy ’ Basketball Wives LA 71 VH1 Matlock “The Idol” Law Order: CI Law Order: CI Law Order: CI Law Order: CI Law Order: CI Law Order: CI Law Order: CI Law Order: CI 21 WGN-A Matlock “The Idol” Jim Raymond ›› “The Wedding Date” (2005) Friends Friends Friends Friends King King ›› “Failure to Launch” (2006) Å ›› “Four Christmases” (2008) 65 WTBS Browns “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” (4:50) “Air Force One” “Batman Returns” ’ “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (:35) ››› “Open Range” (2003) Robert Duvall. ‘R’ Å (:40) ›› “Batman Returns” (1992) Michael Keaton. Å 760 ENC 24/7 “Alvin-Chipwrecked” (7:45) ›› “Tower Heist” (2011) ›› “Arthur” (2011) Russell Brand. ‘PG-13’ Witness Å ›› “Tower Heist” (2011) ‘PG-13’ “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” 16 HBO Witness (:40) ››› “My Life Without Me” (2003) ‘R’ REAL Sports Gumbel (:35) ›› “One Day” (2011) Anne Hathaway. The Girl 702 HBO2 (:15) ›› “The Adjustment Bureau” (2011) ’ (:05) ›››› “Almost Famous” (2000) ’ ‘R’ (8:55) › “Little Fockers” (2010) ›› “Major League” (1989) Tom Berenger. (:20) ››› “John Grisham’s The Rainmaker” Boardwalk Empire ’ (:40) ››› “Big Fish” (2003) Ewan McGregor. ’ ‘PG-13’ 703 HBOS “My Big Fat” Monte C (:20) ››› “The Rundown” Å Hunted “Polyhedrus” ››› “Contagion” (2011) Å (:05) ›› “Transit” (2012) ’ ‘R’ (:40) ››› “While You Were Sleeping” ‘PG’ Hunted “Kismet” ’ Hunted ’ Å 715 MAX “Die Hard-Veng.” (:40) ›› “In Time” (2011) Justin Timberlake. ››› “Die Hard” (1988) Bruce Willis. ’ ‘R’ (:45) ››› “Die Hard 2” (1990) Bruce Willis. ’ ‘R’ Å 716 MMAX Ordinary ››› “Bridesmaids” (2011) Kristen Wiig. ’ “Spy Kids-Time in the World” “I Don’t Know How She Does It” Untold History-United Dexter “Argentina” ’ Boxing Homeland NASCAR › “Apollo 18” (2011) ’ ‘PG-13’ 730 SHOW Jim Rome, Sho
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Overheard Arts Cntxt 3 Steps to Incredible Health!-Joel Holidays Motown: Big Hits and More (My Music) Å 9 PBS 2 Cat-Christmas Paid Prog. Cornerstone/Hagee In Touch Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Troubadr Bronco › “Forever Mine” (1999) Joseph Fiennes. There ›› “Practical Magic” (1998) Sandra Bullock. There 12 MNT V Search Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Agribusiness Garden Old House ›› “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987) ’Til Death ’Til Death Cold Case Files Å ›› “10 to Midnight” (1983) Andrew Stevens 23 CW % Cornerstone/Hagee Shipping Shipping Hoggers Hoggers Hoggers Hoggers Parking Parking Parking Parking Billy Billy To Be Announced Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage 60 A&E (7:00) “Silver Bullet” ››› “Cujo” (1983) Dee Wallace. ‘R’ Å “Land of the Dead” ›› “Pet Sematary” (1989) Dale Midkiff. ‘R’ ›› “Pet Sematary Two” (1992) ‘R’ Å ›› “Christine” (1983) Keith Gordon. ‘R’ Å 63 AMC Bobby Jones Gospel Lift Voice S. Harvey S. Harvey “Dysfunctional Friends” (2011) Stacey Dash. Å ››› “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” (2004) Å ›› “Madea’s Family Reunion” (2006) Tyler Perry. Å 73 BET CMT Insdr (5:00) CMT Music ’ Crossroads ’ Top 20 Countdown ’ Reba ’ Reba ’ Reba ’ Reba ’ The 46th Annual CMA Awards ’ Å 70 CMT State of the Union Fareed Zakaria GPS Reliable Sources (N) State of the Union Fareed Zakaria GPS Next List Newsroom Your Money (N) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) CNN Newsroom (N) 46 CNN “Police Academy 2” ›› “Police Academy” (1984, Comedy) Å ››› “The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995) Å › “Vegas Vacation” (1997) Chevy Chase. ›› “Legally Blonde” (2001, Comedy) Å ››› “Mean Girls” 59 COM Phineas Phineas Good Dog Good Good Austin ANT Farm ›› “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) ‘PG’ Å Good Jessie ’ Dog ›› “Tinker Bell” (2008) ‘G’ Å A.N.T. Farm ’ Å 42 DISN Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction Auction MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å 34 DSC College Football Final Poker World/Poker World/Poker 2012 World Series of Poker Final Table. From Las Vegas. 52 ESPN SportsCenter (N) (Live) Sunday NFL Countdown (N) (Live) Å ››› “Hook” (1991, Fantasy) Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams. ›› “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish” (1998) ›› “Richie Rich” (1994) Macaulay Culkin. ›› “Home Alone 4” (2002) French Stewart. ››› “Home Alone” 37 FAM Sandra’s Guy’s Sand. Be.- Made Paula Pioneer Restaurant: Im. My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners My. Diners Health Diners What’s on 32 FOOD Rachael Ray’s Horse. Griot’s Spurs Live NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors. Spurs Live Auto Sports Unlimited (N) Game Golf Life XTERRA 54 FX SW Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Big 12 No-Huddle (N) Huddle “Moonlight” ›› “Once Upon a Christmas” (2000) Å “Mistletoe Over Manhattan” (2011) Å “Naughty or Nice” (2012) Hilarie Burton. Å ››› “A Princess for Christmas” (2011) 39 HALL “Christmas Magic” Little Ice Age/Chill Outback Hunters Outback Hunters Outback Hunters Outback Hunters Outback Hunters How the Earth Was Made Å What’s the Earth Worth? Å 61 HIST Fellowship Mass Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Inspiration Today Camp Meeting ’ “Holiday Heist” (2011) Lacey Chabert. ’ ›› “Christmas Town” (2008) ’ ›› “A Golden Christmas” (2009) ’ 38 ION J. Osteen Paid Prog. Chris Chris “Crazy for Christmas” (2005) Andrea Roth. “Undercover Christmas” (2003) Jami Gertz. “Dear Santa” (2011, Drama) Amy Acker. Å “The March Sisters at Christmas” (2012) Å 26 LIFE Border Wars “Traffic” Drugs, Inc. Alaska State Troopers Outlaw Bikers Outlaw Bikers Outlaw Bikers Biker Chicks Guerrilla Gold Rush Narco Bling Outlaw Bikers Å 51 NGC Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. The Fairly OddParents Winx Club Winx Club Winx Club Big Time iCarly ’ iCarly ’ iCarly ’ iCarly ’ Victorious Victorious Victorious Victorious Sponge. Sponge. 41 NICK Tattoo Tattoo Ink Master “Holy Ink” ›› “Reign of Fire” (2002) Christian Bale. ’ ››› “Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith” (2005) Ewan McGregor. ›››› “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977) 69 SPIKE Tattoo Treasure ›› “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” (2000) ››› “Groundhog Day” (1993) Bill Murray. › “In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale” 58 SYFY Twi. Zone Twi. Zone “Prey” (2007) Bridget Moynahan. Å (7:30) “Top Hat” (:15) ››› “The Winning Team” (1952) Å ››› “The Women” (1939) Norma Shearer. Å (DVS) ››› “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958, Drama) ››› “The Mortal Storm” (1940) “Lemon Drop” 64 TCM Gown Gown Gown Gown Gown Gown Gown Gown Bride Bride Couponing: Holiday Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme 35 TLC Law & Order “Strike” Law & Order ’ Law & Order ’ › “The Reaping” (2007) Hilary Swank. Å ›› “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou. Å ›› “Angels & Demons” (2009) Tom Hanks. 67 TNT Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Cosby Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland 40 TVL Coast Guard Alaska Coast Guard Alaska Weather Center Live Coast Guard Alaska Coast Guard Alaska Weekend View Å Weekend Now Å 45 TWC NCIS “Broken Bird” NCIS “Double Identity” NCIS “Obsession” ’ NCIS ’ Å NCIS “Requiem” ’ NCIS “Legend” Å NCIS “Legend” Å NCIS ’ Å NCIS ’ Å NCIS ’ Å 66 USA Top 20 Count. T.I.-Tiny T.I.-Tiny T.I.-Tiny Marry Basketball Wives LA Couples Therapy ’ The Women of SNL ’ Å Saturday Night Live › “Double Take” (2001) Eddie Griffin. ’ 71 VH1 30 Rock Funniest Home Videos Bloopers! ›› “Ice Age: The Meltdown” (2006) Å ›› “Practical Magic” (1998) Sandra Bullock. ›› “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002) Å 21 WGN-A ››› “Spy Kids” (2001) Antonio Banderas. 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Horoscopes ARIES Ð Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, while thereÕs much about a situation that you donÕt understand, you will quickly be filled in on all the details you need to know to get the job done.
TAURUS Ð Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, confrontation will get you nowhere. It is better to avoid any troublesome parties and simply go on with your days. No need to put monkey wrenches in the plans.
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november 22, 2012 GEMINI Ð May 22/Jun 21 Take some time to reflect on what you need to get done, Gemini. Things are about to get more hectic, and it will help to know what is on your schedule in the coming days.
CANCER Ð Jun 22/Jul 22 There is no need to put off romantic endeavors, Cancer. Make time to further relationships, and you will be happier for having made the additional effort.
LEO Ð Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a casual encounter with an old friend goes by like no time has elapsed at all. Agree to keep in touch and spend more time together going forward.
VIRGO Ð Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, there are too many messes to clean up, so instead of digging in you may just decide to procrastinate a little longer. Just be sure to make up the time later on.
LIBRA Ð Sept 23/Oct 23 You may find that things that are beneficial for others may not always be beneficial for you, Libra. But often you have to make sacrifices for the benefit of the entire group.
SCORPIO Ð Oct 24/Nov 22 Certain challenges may be tough to conquer, Scorpio. But with the right help you can get the job done. Gemini may be your shining light this week.
For entertainment purposes only Ð SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 There is no point in speculating about your finances, Sagittarius. Keep track of your deposits and withdrawals so you have a handle on all accounts. CAPRICORN Ð Dec 22/ Jan 20 Now is not the time to leap without looking, Capricorn. You have to be cautious with your choices and actions this time of the month. DonÕt make waves so close to the holidays.
AQUARIUS Ð Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although you do plenty, someone around the house could really use some more assistance from you. It may take some juggling of your schedule to accomplish.
PISCES Ð Feb 19/Mar 20 Usually your outpouring of creative juices is unstoppable, Pisces. This week you could have a little trouble thinking up new ideas.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
wAtts new in the Arts
Holidays are upon us - shop for that unique gift The fourth Thursday of November traditionally kicks off the holiday season and when my boys were young, we always put our Christmas tree up the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day. There was anticipation in looking forward to Thanksgiving Day; it meant that Christmas and the New Year cel-
wAtts ebrations were upon us! Every day for the next six weeks would be special! These days, it seems that “the holidays” be-
gin earlier each year. I hear so many people comment on it, so it’s not new news, but gee! Who wants to be planning Thanksgiving in September? It’s probably because I hate shopping that I object to it all being about “Black Friday.” Sure, it’s not my business who shops and when. If folks want to camp out all night, it’s certainly their right to do so, but I don’t want to leave my house on the day after T.G. Just leave me out of it, I’ll handmake as many Christmas gifts as I can and Jo Watts/Bastrop Advertiser buy the rest locally from The Mary Nichols Art Center has a new look - and it looks like art. artists, chefs, services and businesses. And that’s the way I’ll antici- Your Own Gingerbread day is two weeks and pate Christmas. House art project. How- two days until SaturFestival of Lights ever, due to a limited day, December 1. in Smithville is coming number of gingerbread up, as always the first houses and decorations, LPAA Saturday in December. this activity does reThe Lost Pines ArtiYou can look forward to quire a pre-registration sans Alliance will once the lighted parade, lead and payment of $12. again feature works of by the award winning Contact the chamber of art and handmade gifts Smithville Tiger band, commerce at 237-2313 all priced at under $100. arts and crafts along to reserve your ginger- It’s a great place to shop Main Street and some- bread house. year round and especialthing new: a chance If you would like to ly at this time of year. for any culinary art- participate in the Fun You might find the perists to showcase their Run / Walk, or in the pa- fect one of a kind item for talents with the Build rade or the holiday mar- someone special and, at ket, stop by the chamber the same time, be helpoffice and fill out a form ing to support the arts or print them from our in your community. The website at www.smith- Mary Nichols Arts Cenvilletx.org. ter, 301 Burleson St. in The countdown to- Smithville, is open from
1-4 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. You’ll recognize the place on the corner of Loop 230 and Burleson by the wonderful paintings displayed on the front and side of the house.
This month’s featured artist at the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild, 1009 Main in Bastrop, is John Schaeffer. My husband and I went by to see his show last week and, even though we’ve seen his work and expected it to be great, we couldn’t help but being impressed once again. If you look carefully at the reflections in the chrome and shiny paint jobs on his vehicles, you’ll see pictures in the pictures. The guild is open every day except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and even non-car-lovers like me will love John’s paintings. When looking for art in Bastrop, don’t forget Deborah Johnson’s Art Connections on Pine Street. She’s busy organizing the first Friday Art Walk for Dec. 7, but you’ll find her gallery full of new works by local and not so local artists. It’s worth the walk ‘round the corner.