Tuesday December 10, 2013
November 27th, 2013
For life’s most difficult journeys, there’s no overstating the important role that friends and loved ones play in helping one make it through. This is especially true for cancer patients.
With this in mind, as Thanksgiving approaches, we urge you to take time to recognize and thank those who are helping patients with emotional, physical and financial support.
And most of all, giving them hope.
Sure, the country isn’t doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
I sit at the “big people’s table” now, just to the left of my father. It took me years to earn that coveted spot, and for that, I am thankful.
Everyone in my family is healthy this year. My parents are 80 and 77, and doing well, and for that, I am surely thankful.
This will be my 51st Thanksgiving. I’ve celebrated most of them at my parents’ house, with various relatives, my sisters and their children and grandchildren.
When Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be the federal holiday, Thanksgiving, he invited his fellow citizens to use it as a day of atonement; a day to pray for orphans, widows, mourners and sufferers of what he described as the “lamentable civil strife.”
This is the 160th anniversary of that proclamation. Somehow a day of “humble penitence” has evolved into candying already-too-sweet tubers and mauling your neighbors at the local Walmart for a $30 Furby Boom.
A well-chosen river rock marks the Mexican white oak planted outside San Marcos Fire Station 2 on Saturday as commemorating Jaimy L. Breihan, an environmental and neighborhoods rights activist who was killed in an ATV accident earlier this year. The fire station was chosen as the site because its firefighters tended to Breihan the night he was injured. The ceremony was timed so the same fire crew would be on duty.
Texas State has been at the mercy of the scheduling gods — in and out of conference — ever since it joined the Football Bowl Subdivision.
When the Bobcats put together their out-of-conference slate last year, Director of Athletics Larry Teis had to scavenge to find available opponents outside of Texas Tech. That’s why Texas State had one of the toughest non-conference schedules last year with Houston, Navy, Nevada and New Mexico and the Red Raiders thrown in there for the marquee home game.
SEGUIN — Rivalries are often defined by big shots and players as much as the emotions involved. Such was the case Tuesday night when San Marcos and Seguin etched another chapter in their lengthy history.
When the Rattlers made a move, the Matadors fought back and vice versa. By the end of the game, San Marcos had the upper hand 69-65 thanks to the play of Ben Acosta, Jake Brown and Jarrett Henderson.
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When the San Marcos Lady Rattlers went back to the locker room at halftime of Tuesday’s game against San Antonio-John F. Kennedy, they knew they had to catch their breath and get right back to work in the second half.
This was San Marcos’ seventh game in four days and Christina Jamerson challenged her team to dig deep and finish strong knowing a longer break was right around the corner. Well, it didn’t take the Lady Rattlers long to switch gears and make a change.
H-E-B is Texas’ go-to grocery store, and it never stops coming up with new ideas and attractions.
This time last year, H-E-B introduced the Flaming Bird café at their San Marcos E. Hopkins location. Food service manager Gaye Edwards says the addition doubled sales and tripled the number of employees in the deli department under which the Flaming Bird resides.
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The very first Hays County Master Wellness Volunteer Program class has graduated. The students received 40 hours of training in the areas of nutrition and health, and will now provide a minimum of 40 hours of educational service within the community. The training, a combination of in-class and self-study education, focused on basic nutrition, food safety, health education, weight management, trends in health and nutrition, public speaking and more. Seated are Kirby Rowton, Violeta Manzano and Lauren Preseren. Standing are Cheryl Puddy, Evelyn Ashley, Samantha Gillies and Kyle Lavelle.
For years a picture of Kaelin McInerney, age two at the time, appeared in EmilyAnn publicity for the Butterfly Festival.
She became known as the “Butterfly Girl” and revealed this year after winning first place in the realistic category of the Butterfly Art Contest for first graders that she was actually thinking, “Hey, why is that butterfly eating my cantelope?” when the picture was taken five years ago.
Despite the fact that McInerney has connections to the Butterfly Festival, she says her favorite thing about the EmilyAnn is the Trail of Lights.