Johnson City Record Courier
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January 31, 2013 Issue
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Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
The City Council of Johnson City met Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 in special session to consider amending the current building fee ordinance 06-015 and adopting the new building fee ordinance 13-001. Councilmembers felt the ordinance looked fine, but asked Stacy Castillo, city secretary, to have the city attorney add a definition for “remodeling”.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013 • Photos
Ever wonder what burning pills smell like? Johnson City Volunteer Fire Chief Roy Burdett can tell you it’s a lot like plastic. The Health Mart Pharmacy and First United Methodist Church partnered to collect expired medications, then turned them over to the fire experts at JCVFD for disposal. The job was handled by (left to right) Ellen Felps, Lt Alton Moreland, Chief Burdett, Sam Leonard and the church’s Wesley Nurse, Cindy Leonard.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Updated February 1, 2013 11:59 AM • Photos
After 34 years in the United States Postal Service, 14 of those spent as postmaster at the Johnson City Post Office, Gail Teegarden is now retiring from her post as a “wonderful career” comes to an end. After starting her postal career as a PTF clerk at the Odessa Texas Main Post Office in 1979, she served in her first OIC assignment in 1983 and was awarded the Postmaster position in Big Bend National Park.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013 • Photos
State Representative Jason Isaac and State Senator Troy Fraser recently recognized Strickland Drugs as a Texas Treasure on the House and Senate floors at the State Capitol in Austin. The distinction from the Texas Historical Commission honors businesses that have been in existence for more than 50 years, and have remained in good standing.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin is Texas’ premier public research university, home to more than 50,000 students, 2,700 faculty members and 19,000 staffers. In December 2012, about 3,100 students received degrees. The following student from your area graduated from The University of Texas at Austin last fall: Taylor Summy, daughter of Curt and Rita Summy of Johnson City, has earned a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with all-level teacher certification.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Elaine Swiss spoke to the Hill Country Spurs 4-H Club this month to invite members and parents to a free competitive trail clinic for area junior riders, aged 10-18, on Saturday, February 9 at the Swiss Ranch in Round Mountain. More than 20 club members learned the basics of competitive trail and what to expect at the clinic which is offered in conjunction with the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) Region 4 Convention and Annual Awards Banquet.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
An annual scholarship is awarded to a senior from Johnson City ISD and a senior from Blanco ISD whose Parents are members of Blanco County Farm Bureau. “Youth are the future of agriculture, and the Farm Bureau invests a substantial amount of time and money in youth leadership development,” said Blanco County Farm Bureau Director Adrian Schulze.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Have you always wanted to make a difference in your community, but didn’t know where to start? All around Texas, women are finding that a crown can serve as a “megaphone” to promote a cause or issue. The International Pageant System recognizes women of all ages for their accomplishments, and their desire to make a difference in their communities.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013 • Photos
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Crawford are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sheala Crawford, to Whitt Eakman, son of Hollis Eakman and Connie Eakman. Sheala is a 2007 graduate of Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is employed by Creative Awards in Fredericksburg.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2012 fall semester have been announced by Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled fulltime at ASU and must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Christopher J.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
The following students from your area have been named to the Dean’s List at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2012 fall semester: JOHNSON CITY: Erin Obrien, College of Science and Technology, Environmental Science To qualify, undergraduates must be enrolled full time with a minimum of 12 semester hours and must earn a grade point average of 3.65 or better on a 4.0 scale. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a four-year university and part of The Texas A&M University System.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
The Johnson City Quilters’ Guild meet Thursday January 24th at the Good Shepherd Church. Our new president is Janie Moreland, Denise Mabry is the Vice President and Charlotte Matthews is the secretary. Several projects for this New Year were discussed and will be decided next meeting. Janie introduced the monthly project, “kitchen quilts” those who wish to participate will make a 9 patch little quilt. We admired a member’s first quilt, a heart wall hanging, a heart pillow and the be ...
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
On Wednesday, January 16, the Round Mountain Extension Education Club met for their monthly meeting at the home of Peggy Aldridge. Fourteen members answered roll call. The opening was entitled “Church Signs”. The one we liked the best was “Under the same management for over 2000 years.” Members were encouraged to call the county agent, Gretchen Sanders, to volunteer at the upcoming Youth Stock Show.
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Columns
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Groundhog Day is on this Saturday. Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
*****Bro. Carl Taylor was also at the Emmaus Gathering Monday night at the First United Methodist Church! He was Pastor of the Methodist Church when Susan Hill was just a kid! It was wonderful to see him again! *****First day to file for City & School Board positions was January 30th with the last day being Friday, March 1st.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013 • Photos
Teachers and Staff of Stonewall Headstart, Inc. in the beginning stages of a six week training course: Active Crisis Continuum Training (A.C.C.T.) led by Officer Chris Ayala and his team from the Fredericksburg Police Department. This training ensures the highest level of continuous management of risks for protecting our children.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013 • Photos
Professor Bryan Massey from the University of Central Arkansas answered questions from students of The Dragonfly International School recently at The Benini Galleries and Sculpture Ranch. Massey, was removing a sculpture to deliver it to new owners in Austin, and installing a new eleven foot high sculpture on the ranch, when students climbed out of their buses and were abuzz with questions.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Mrs. Calvin “Slim” Kuhlmann nee Elaine “Laney” Schuman of Fredericksburg passed away on Sunday January 27th at her home at the age of 65 years. Laney was born January 2, 1948 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Rudy and Gertrude Eckert Schumann. Laney married Calvin “Slim” Kuhlmann on January 28, 1967 at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg. Laney was in the banking business for 44 years, she worked with Fredericksburg National Bank through the present Chase Bank and HCSB. L ...
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Rebecca Louise Beckmann Howerton, 78, passed away unexpectedly on January 26, 2013 in San Antonio, TX. She was born May 12, 1934 in Blanco, TX to Richard E. Beckmann and Cora Lindig Beckmann. Rebecca is survived by her two daughters, Renee Howarton and husband Bill Wikrent, and Roxanne Parker; two grandsons, Evan Lynch and wife Stephanie and Richard Parker; and four great grandchildren, Christian, Caston, Gayson, and Liam Lynch.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Jack Dudley Felps was born November 28, 1939 to Wiley Alonzo Felps and Louella Barder in their home on Cottonwood Road, west of Blanco. Jack spent most of his childhood working in the fields, fishing and hunting on the banks of the Blanco River with his brothers and sister. He attended Blanco ISD for 12 years and graduated in 1958.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Dear Editor, In last week’s paper, Kevin Tully suggested that anyone with information or thoughts on the issue(s) between the City of Johnson City and Wayne Pittman, write a letter to the editor. I thought this might be a useful thing to do, as I would like to see this matter put to rest once and for all.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Top 10 Signs You Need A Spa Appointment Going to a spa isn’t an indulgence; it’s a coping mechanism! Is your list of guilty pleasures topped with a spa getaway,but your convienced that you can’t afford it or don’t deserve it? You can and you do! Save money by shopping local, schedule during the off season -when rates are lowest.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Hill Country Memorial (HCM) and Jennifer Dulaney, M.D., are cosponsoring the thirteenth annual “Girl Talk” seminar Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Fredericksburg Elementary School Cafeteria, 1608 N. Adams Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. The free seminar is designed for young women ages eight and older and their moms or other female caregivers.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
Fredericksburg, Texas – When a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, Hill Country Memorial (HCM) Hospice provides expert care and support when it is needed most. While families rely on its services during challenging times, HCM Hospice relies on strong support from the community to serve its patients through donations of both time and monetary contributions.
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Religion
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
On Tuesday Feb 5th the highly acclaimed “Believing God” study will begin at First Christian Church. The facilitator for the study will be Joni Topper. Books can be ordered at Patti@jcfirstchristian.org. Classes will begin at 6:00pm on Tuesdays. For more information call 512 297-4849.
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 The Scriptures teach that each of us is involved in a spiritual battle with eternal ramifications (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Galatians 5:7-8).
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013 • Photos
“Hey, what ever happened to just sprinkling!” Pastor Lee Romero was deliberately generous with the water when he baptized Haden Fox Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, but he was gentler when it was big sister Hailey’s turn. Mom Andrea stayed dry as she joined as an already-baptized new member.
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Sports
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013 • Photos
The LBJ Eagle varsity boys basketball team played their county and district rival the Blanco Panthers on Friday, January 25 at LBJ High School gym. The game was close and exciting throughout and wasn’t decided until the final minutes. Each team played excellent, tight defense and points were at a premium but in the end the Panthers came away with a hard fought 40-32 win.