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lil ii L ]_ iil I i i Ii iL, + FINE: Buda Mill & Grain signage ok'd by historic commission. - Page 1D March 1,2017 Page 1C i! emember hearing about the wretch- KittyHulk bringing terror to cats and cat owners along Maple and Ash? To the Garza gifts, he's gentle "Mister Muffin". Quite some time ago, maybe two years, when the now infamous tomcat showed up in the backyard of Live Oak at Ash, they fed him a muffin. Mister Muffin he became. The Garzas have fed that cat off and on. At the point when the gifts let him inside, Roland bellowed out, "What's that cat doing inside?" Charming Mister Muffin rolled over on his back for a scratch. Roland called out to us as we walked KissMe past his house, to let the secret out of the bag. With all the uproar, we laughed about "aiding PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS III Above, Buda resident Alisha Edwards plans her next move on an obstacle at the Buda Ninja Warrior event at the Hays Hills Baptist Church Saturday. Inset left, Michael Kroe- sche uses his strength to power his way up a vertical peg board obstacle. Below, Buda resident Nathan Hendon bounds down the opening obstacle of the Ninja Warrior course. Numerous residents from the area participated in the Buda Ninja Warrior, which had contestants compete on obstacles modeled after the hit television show. Jared Greer, a former contestant on the show, used his equipment for the three-stage event. m cry Montage by Pauline Tom and abetting." The Garzas have not seen the cat in a couple of weeks. Sallie Wilson reported a sighting this past week. Should the cat be trapped again, the Gar- zas will take him, in the trap, to "get fixed." Roland furnished a photo of their Mister Muffin. The cat fits the description of KittyHulk: large with extra large head, charcoal gray, white paws. Peggy Meador furnished informa- tion about the "Raised Bed Gardening" class available now at the Y, through a grant. The "Y's l's" meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. Participants will gain some of the fruits (well, veggies) of their labors as crops ripen. Peggy is embarking upon her annual "swim a mile" in conjunction with the Y's campaign to bring in funds for special programs for individuals with special needs. She'll swim 32 laps/64 links and collect money from those will- ing to donate per lapor a flat donation. Contact the Hays Communities YMCA to make arrange- ments: 512-523-0099. This Saturday, March 4, Scouts will collect MONTAGE, 2C PHOTO BY PAULINE TOM If anyone sees this homeless cat, that may or may not an- swer to the name of KittyHulk or Mister Muffin, the Garza family of Mountain City is willing to take him and get him fixed so he's not a nuisance to his neighbors. Texas History by Bartee Haile W~re theAlamO oes fought to last man on March 6, 1836, a cowardly former comrade found shelter in an empty cabin on the Guadalupe River. Until his own dying day, Louis Rose would stay on the run from a guilty conscience. During a lull in the Mex- ican bombardment on March 3, Col. Buck Travis briefed the exhausted de- fenders on their hopeless predicament. The garrison had three alternatives: surrender, try to escape or fight to the finish. No mat- ter what the choice, death was inevitable. Because he believed TEXAS HISTORY, 3C by Chris Winslow Cut back roses and shape your shrub roses. Those tall bushes can be trimmed to 1 V2 to 2 feet in height with open centers. Use a sharp pair ofpruners and a good pair of leather gloves. Climbing roses should be left un-pruned until after their spring bloom. March is also a good time to add roses to the landscape. 2. Care for fruit trees. There is still plenty of time to spray wintering insects with dormant oil. Prim- ing to open up the centers will help to reduce disease problems with better air flow. Added sunlight will help to ripen and color the fruit. A few ideas of additions to your orchard: peaches, pears, plums, nectarines, figs, cherries, apples, pomegranates, and persimmons. 3. Tend vegetable gar- den. The first half of the month is the right time to plant potatoes, asparagus crowns, broccoli, cab- bage, cauliflower, Brus- sels sprouts, mustard and collard greens, carrots, radishes, Swiss chard, and lettuce. 4. Care for lawn. Early March is a great time to cut the lawn close and aer- ate if the soil has become compacted. A quarter to half inch top dressing of manure-based compost like Happy Frog soil condi- tioner will go a long way to revitalize turf grass with nutrients, microbes, and beneficial bacteria. If the soil below the turf grass is poor, aeration and Happy Frog will work wonders. As a top dressing, Happy Frog mixed with a little sand can help to level off the low places. To stop lawn weeds, apply corn gluten by the end of next week. For the second half ASK CHRIS, 2C