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+ Page 2C COMMUNffY Hays Free Press February 15, 2017 PEREZ Enrique Perez, loving husband, partner, father and friend, passed away following com- plications of heart surgery on Wednes- day, Feb. 8, 2017 at the age of 40 in Aus- tin, Texas Enrique, a beloved MC/D] personality at Hot Tejano live steaming radio, based out of Austin, loved to play with computers, fish and explore. Enrique was born in San Marcus, Texas on Monday, Sept. 6, 1976 to Esmeralda Perez. He graduated in 1996 from San Marcus High School. Following high school he worked for many years at Flex Tech Hose and Tubing in San Marcus. During that time he explored his passion for music by MC/DJ for Uprise Entertainment in san Marcus for over ten years. For Enrique, being a MC/DJ was a passion. For the past two years, Enrique has been the friendly face at the commercial parts counter of the Kyle AutoZone. Enrique loved to explore. He would get up in the morning, declare, "Let's go girls" and hop into the car with no destination in mind and discover a new place or share a unique adventure with his family. Those who didn't share his pas- sion for rising early, missed out and often imparted their disappoint- ment that they didn't get to share in his escapades. He loved to eat and try new foods. His catch phrase was "I've got this," words which he even uttered as he went into lifesaving surgery. Enrique was talented with his computer and was working on a graphic arts degree where he could utilize his talents. Enrique is survived by his loving wife and partner of six years Debo- rah Garcia, his mother Esmeratda Perez and stepfather Tony San- dez, his children: Jariah Sandova Mikaela Perez, Sierra Sandoval, Mly Perez, Erick Ramsey Perez, Jaaziah Rane Perez, Aliyanna Journey Perez and. His wit will also be missed by his father and mother-in-law Martin and Cecilia Garcia, his four sisters as well as his numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Feb- ruary 14. Please visit www.Harrell- to share a fond memory, photograph, or condo- lence with Enrique's family on his online memorial site. POLACHECK Marta"Marty,' Ramirez Polacheck was born in Abilene, Texas on May 30, 1959 and passed away at home in Buda, Texas on February 9, 2017. She was raised and attended school in Cross Plains, Texas with her siblings Ma- fia, Joe, and Mario. She later lived and worked in Milwau- kee, Wisconsin where she met her husband Tom. They then moved to Austin and married in 1984. To- gether they raised three sons, Casey, Brady and Rudy. Throughout her life Marty worked at multiple state agencies and AISD, before conclud- ing her work career with Hays CISD. There will be a mernprial mass held at 10 a.m Saturday, February 25 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church on Main St. in Buda, TX. www. g .com Gardening: February is time to start planning Continued from pg. 1C + determine the size of the garden area. This could be anywhere from your whole yard, to a few containers on a sunny deck. Decide whether your beds will be tilled ground, raised planter boxes, or large containers. 4. Select a sunny spot for your new garden with easy access to water. To thrive most vegetables need at least 8 hours of direct sun and regular watering. Otherwise you can end up with pest and disease problems, lower quality fruit and stunted plants. 5. Remove all weeds before building your garden. Soil with Bermuda grass and other weeds may need a season of solarization before your garden can be planted. If not killed out completely these weeds can create a lot of work. DO NOT use herbicides anywhere near your vegetable garden. They're bad for the health of your plants, and bad for the health of you and your family when you eat them. 6. Make a plan.What do you like to eat? Do you want to experiment with new edibles or just stick with the basics? My num- ber one priority is always tomatoes. They're fairly Mt. City Montage Continued from pg. 1C peared a week ago, as quickly and quietly as she showed up, just as we finished emptying the vehicle after a weekend trip. For a week, we en- joyed seeing her sitting on the rim of our Owl Shack, owlmost every time we looked out. Now's the time to get set to count birds over the long President's Day weekend, anywhere you find birds. From Friday, Feb. 17 through Monday. Feb. 20 count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days. The Great Backyard Bird Count website, birdcotmt. org, instructs: You can count for lon- ger than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like - one day. two days, or all four days. Submit a separate check- list for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. Estimate the num- ber of individuals of each species you saw during your count period. If you count using eBird (as a past, present or new user), online or through the eBird app, your obser- vations and counts will automatically count, eBird collects bird observations globally every day of the year and is the online plat- form used by the GBBC If you do not use eBird, go to the Great Backyard Bird Count website for registration. easy to grow and the taste can't be beat. I then create my garden plan around them. I also throw in a few new varieties every season to see if they're better than my old standbys (and to keep things fresh). 7. Most important of all for vegetable garden- ers is timing. You have to get your plants in the soil at the correct time. If you do everything else, but get your plants out too soon or too late, you'll be disap- pointed. Mother Nature will intervene and either freeze your tomatoes solid or toast your greens with early season 90 degree heat. The best planting chart that I have found is from Texas A&M and is available to copy online at: http:! / aggie horticulture. content/uploads/2013/09 / Vegetable-planting- calen- dar-2012-1.pdf It's a long link, but it gets you to the right place. Keep this close by and it will save you lots of heart- ache and money. 8. Start your garden with fresh seed and small, unstressed potted veg- etable starts. These will germinate / establish faster and give you a larger yield. 9. Water, water, water! Vegetable gardens are Whether you use eBird or register through, the website provides links to tools to help with bird identifica- tion. There's a "how to" slideshow. And, you can download a printable list of birds that might be seen in February, narrowed to this area. The Merlin app helps narrow down pos- sibilities in Hays County at this time through size, colors, and where the bird was seen. All of the data contrib- utes to a snapshot of bird distribution and help scientists see changes over the past 20 years, since the Great Backyard Bird Count began. Expect to count many Lesser Goldfinch if you feed thistle seed. Laura Craig taught me that Mountain City's goldfinch eat the Wagner's thistle seed, while rejecting other thistle. If you're a Senior citizen with a Silver Sneakers card (available through many health insurance plans), you can now count on the Silver Sneakers card for a hefty discount at the local Hays CountyYMCA. This became true this month. Do you know Peggy Meador? Peggy leads the Arthritis Aquatic Exercise several times each weeld Do you know anything that'd make for an inter- esting tidbit? Please email or leave a message at 512- 268-5678. Thanks! Love, Pauline thirsty and require water- ing several times a week to start, and up to daffy as we get into summer. Mulch with newspaper and pine- straw to conserve moisture and suppress weeds and lay soaker hoses between the plants. Make sure you do this after your seeds are up, but before they're too big to work around. 10. Stayup onyour garden. Use organic fertil- izer when planting, and every few weeks dur- ing the growing season. Check daffy for bugs ahd any signs of disease. Be prepared with frost cover and shade cloth for those late freezes and early heat waves. Harvest daffy too. This keeps the plants producing and makes sure you don't lose any of your hard-earned veggies to critters. Gardens are a lot of work, but th! j/re also relaxing, rereading and fun when done right. Happy spring gardening everyone! 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