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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press February 25, 2015 BERNAL on Feb. 21, 2015, at the age of 79, after a battle Our beloved Robert N. with terminal cancer. He Bernal II, 80, of Kyle, Texas was a veteran of the U.S. was called to be with our Army. Eddie was a "jack Heavenly of all trades," ending his Father on multiple job careers as an Thursday, electrician and FFL dealer. Feb. 12, He is survived byhis 2015. loving wife Sybil Ray; his Robert children, Mikel Ellison was born and wife Bronze, Sheri in Kyle McKee and husband and was Randy; four grandchil- a retired dren, Ryan McKee and insurance wife Mia, Matthew McKee, agent. He will be deeply Tyler Ellison, and Mad- missed by his wife and eline Ellison. family for all his love, He is also survived by understanding, care and his brother, Terry Ellison devotion. He is survived by hiS and Sandra, their children and 10 grandchil- wife of 39 years, Delia dren. Bernal; daughters Dora, Visitation will be at Diana, Leti, Linda, Alyssa; Pennington Funeral and his son, Robert. Ber- Home in San Marcus, nal has 12 grandchildren Texas, on Wednesday, Feb. and 9 great-grandchil- 25, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. dren. Services will be held at 10 Services will be held a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2015, at the Buda United at the Old City Hall in Kyle Methodist Church. Burial from 3 - 6 p.m. will be at the Martin Cem- etery in Goforth, Texas, ELLISON followed by a reception at Eddie Leon Ellison of Buda United Methodist Buda, Texas, passed away Church. Continued from pg. 1C minimum of 1.9 billion gallons of water per year, with up to 1.3 million gal- lons of water PER DAY for Anthem. With Suzanne step- ping up to the plate, the concern of keeping you informed was taken off my plate. Suzanne substituted long enough for us to make a trip back to deep East Texas to be with my morn on her 87th birthday. eee If you've been out of town during recent months and do not know, Anthem is a proposed Municipal Utility District (MUD) with 2,200 homes just outside Mountain City's westernmost back fences. Here on the eastern side of the fence lines, Mountain Cityians have conserved water in recent years to the point that many hold off on flushing toilets, capture water when rinsing fruit and veggies and bodies, and take other heroic measures in the water ... Mountain Cityians have conserved water in recent years to the point that many hold off on flushing toilets, capture water when rinsing fruit and veggies and bodies, and take other heroic measures in the water conservation battle. conservation battle. Our city council recently entered into a development agreement with ClarkWilson Homes and other involved par- ties. This does not mean our city council approves the formation of the Anthem MUD. The city of Mountain City took no formal stance for or against Anthem. A development agree- ment is not a document in "support" of a MUD at all. It is an agreement for development standards IF it passes, "a seat at the table", if you will. If you are not on the official Mountain City email distribution list, sign up at www.moun- Mayor Tiffany Curnutt sends periodic emails. Recent emails included details of the locations of meet- ings with the commercial pumping of groundwater on the agenda. Now it will be easier to keep up with Mountain City's calendared events. The city has a Facebook page. While I was in deep East Texas, Laura Craig saw six eastern bluebirds flying around her front yard nestboxes. Laura plans to purchase a Texas Bluebird Society nestbox ($17, including sales tax) through me for her backyard. An eastem screech owl began making appear- ances on the ledge of the Owl Shack above our driveway in January. The Burich's report that the Owl Shack transported from our backyard to their front yard a few years back (when they inadvertently took down a dead tree with an owl nest) has produced several batches of screech owls. A few American gold- finch and lesser goldfinch (stark black and gold) showed up at our place during the Great Back- yard Bird Count over the weekend. I remember when goldfinch appeared by the dozens and hun- dreds about a dozen years ago, so many I needed help in counting them. I need help in filling this weekly column. Please send tidbits to (subject: TIDBITS) or 512.268.5678. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Free Diabetes Individuals with type 2 diabetes are invited to participate in the up- coming Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes (DWBW) program, offered by the Hays County Diabetes Co- alition. This educational program will help people with type 2 diabetes leam the skills they need to understand and manage their diabetes, to reduce risks for complications, and to attain their highest possible level ofweU- ness. This program aims to help people control their diabetes rather than . letting the disease control them. The program was developed by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service health profession- als but should not replace physician care. Classes take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays March 24 and 31, April 7, 14 and 21 at E1 Buen Pastor United Methodist Church in San Marcos. Seating is limited; register by contacting Car- rie Standlee, Wesley Nurse at 512-392-6001 ext. 308 or It's About Thyme Continued from pg. 1C has rose-purple flowers. Its waxy leaves are smaller than the eastem variety. It has a multi-think form which makes it an attrac- tive landscape accent or specimen tree. The Mexican redbud is a little smaller than the Texas redbud, with smaller, glossier wavy leaves. Mexican redbuds must be planted in a well-drained location. They are known for their extreme drought and heat tolerance. For hard, xeriscape plantings, this beautiful tree is the one for you. My two other favorite native, spring flowering trees are the Texas moun- tain laurel and the Mexican plum. The laurel is a large shrub.., or small tree if you prefer. It has dark ever- green leaves and multiple trunks. Its flowers are dark purple with sweet, grape Keel-Aid fragrance. They require a well- drained site and can be grown successfully in a wide range of sunlight, from fifll sun exposure to shade. They are also drought and heat tolerant. The Mexican plum can be seen along the roadside toward the end of Febru- ary and early March. It is a small tree with black trunks and beautiful, strong scented white flow- ers. Mexican plums do best with a little afternoon shade, making this a good choice for an understory tree. One of the best native stands of Mexican plums is along FM 1626 near Leisurewoods. These redbuds, laurels and plums can be found all over Hays and Travis counties, both in wild set- tings and as statements in landscapes. Happy garden- ing everyone! 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