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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press January 11,2017 HERNANDEZ Giovanna Larea Her- nandez; lovingly called "Gio", was always singing, dancing, watch- ing silly YouTube videos (she was so tech savvy from an early age!), playing with ShopKins, watching movies on Netflix with grandpa while he made her breakfast, and fight- ing over the remote with her grandma. She en- joyed hosting tea parties with a set her grandpar- ents gifted her and play- ing with her cousins. Gio loved to spend time doing anything with her daddy, especially hugging. Gio was born in Austin, Texas on August 30, 2011. Her life ended tragically on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at her home in Kyle, Texas. Gio was only five years old. She is survived by her father, Refugio Hernandez, her brother, Brandon, grandparents Nancy and Eustorgio Arellano of Kyle, aunts and uncles: Carolyn Hernandez of Fort Lee, VA, John Sizemore of Kyle, Alma and Luis Sanchez of San Marcos, Roland and Ashley Guajardo of Austin, Victor and Amy Ramirez of Houston, cousins: John, Isaiah, Luis, Jade, Alex, Victor, Ryan, Titus, ]azmine, PR Jr., Sariah, and Elijiah, and many others who loved her. Friends and family are invited to Harrell Funeral Home 1715 Kirby, in Kyle, Texas on Monday, ]anuary 9, 2016 from 4 to 9 pm for a time of visitation. Rosary services and eulogies will take place at 7 p.m. Monday evening at Harrell Funeral Home. Please join Gio's family to celebrate mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father on Tuesday, january 10, 2017 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church 1100 Main Street in Buda. Interment will follow at San Juan Cemetery in Reedville, Texas. As an expression of sympathy, Gio's family would appreciate memorial donations be made in Gio's name to an organization that supports child survivors of violent crimes, or the organization of your choice. Gio's family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the outstanding law enforcement and victims serviCes professionals of the Hays County Sheriff's Office, the Kyle Police Department, the San Marcos Police Department and American Red Cross, and the generosity and love expressed byW'fll B. Houston, the entire team at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, Herman Fabela and the VFW Post 12058, Candlewood Suites of San Marcos and Embassy Suites of San Marcos. Please visit www. Harrellfuneralhomes. com to share a fond memory, photograph, expression of sympathy or condolence with Gio's family on her online memorial site. Medical Mission Continued from pg. 1C important," Meza said. Meza also referenced a May 2016 Seton Hays Medical Health assessment that pinpointed three particular health needs in Hays County. According to the assessment, diabetes, mental health and resources for Alzheimer's and Dementia were identified as the top three health concerns for Hays County residents. Meza said he couldn't speak to the future of holding similar medical events offering free services to the community more often than once a year. "This is what we are here for," Meza said. A volunteer at the 2015 Medical Mission at Home in Hutto PHOTO COURTESY OF SETON HAYS checks vitals of an event goer. + Greenhouse: It's easy! Continued from pg. 1C from metal pipe. I have even made inexpensive cold frames out of PVC, bent over a frame and covered in plastic for winter, shade cloth for summer. The internet is full of plans for greenhouses from the very basic to the most elaborate. An unused shed can even be converted by replac- ing the metal roof with fiberglass. One reason that every gardener should have a greenhouse is that you are able to save money by growing your own plant starts. Control- ling your environment allows you to turn a few dollars worth of seeds into a beautiful vegetable garden or bed of flower- ing annuals. Many seeds need light to germinate and even those that don't can stretch immediately if they don't have enough light right out of the shoot. Too much sun, on the other hand, can burn the tender seedlings, especially in the summer time. A greenhouse with a shade cloth allows you the perfect environment for seedlings to grow strong and healthy. Cuttings of pass-along plants are also easier to start as many need a good humid environment for their leaves to stay plump until they begin to set roots. A mist system can even be set up that makes rooting cuttings even easier. Getting a jump on spring and fall veggies is another great reason to own a greenhouse. In a greenhouse you can pro- tect your tender vegetable starts from too much heat in the summer (using a shade cloth and fan) and from freezing temps in the winter using a heater and the solar heat from having the greenhouse closed up during the day. Many seeds will not germinate ff it is too cold and so keeping them toasty warm in Janu- ary means early tomato transplants out by late- One reason that every gardener should have a greenhouse is that you are able to save money by growing your own plant starts. February (with protection of course) and a longer, healthier tomato growing season. I also use my green- house as an excuse to col- lect more orchids, cacti and other winter tender plants than I probably don't need. Many orchids need a certain amount of humidity to thrive as well as a little shade. My cacti don't mind the extra humidity and also need a little shade, but they can't tolerate the heavy rain storms that we can get here. So for both, the green- house is the perfect place to showcase them. In winter I also stuff my greenhouse with my citrus trees for cold pro- tection but with sun still available. It keeps them just warm enough that I haven't lost one yet- even when we dropped down into the low teens a few years ago. Lastly, my greenhouse is my 'man cave.' It is some place that I can go and just be. It is quiet and peaceful and I am surrounded by beauty. To me, that is the most important reason that every backyard gardener should own one. Happy gardening everyone! If you have a question for Amanda Moon or Chris Winslow, send it via ernail to iathyrne@yahoo. corn. Or mail a postcard to It's About Thyrnel1726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www.itsabout- thyme, corn Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by , LP .............. ............. !~!!~!~.!~! ............. ~i!~!i!~!!i!!! ....... !i!!!~ii!!!i: ~ii iiiiiiiiiili See Solution on 3C 5 3! i!~liii t ,i!81i T../.. 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