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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press March 16, 2011 + + COURTESY PHOTO Supporters broke down on the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center renovation project. Pictured left to right are (front) Executive Director Maria Johnson, project contractor Scott Maupin, Hays County Commissioner Ray Whisenant, project architect Michael Wills, Board President Alice Lochman, Build- ing Hope Campaign Chair Cindy McCoy, former Mayor Susan Narvaiz, Hays County Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe, donor Hunter W. Henry, Jr., Building Committee Chair Don Lee and former board member Betty Banks. (Second row) San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Mitzi Benton, board members Elizabeth Clark and Carolyn Uner, San Marcos Police Det. Kathy Msiaszek, donors Shannon Fitzpatrick and Ron Bowden, Roxanne's House Program Director Melissa Rodriguez, donor Patrick W. Price, board members Milena Christopher, Marsha Moore, Sarah Brandon and HCWC Community Partnerships Coordinator Unda Voldan. (Third row) board member Carolyn Pate, HCWC Director of Programs EIva Gonzalez, Forensic Interviewer Nancy Garza, Children's Counselor Stephanie Watts, beard member Karen Cochran, and Luling Chief of Police Bill Sala. Mayor Daniel Guerrero attended the event to lend his support but is not pictured. STAFF REPORT With gold shovels in hand, Hays- Caldwell Women's Center board mem- bers, local dignitaries and contributors re- cently broke ground on renovations at the 25-year-old former family violence shelter and the counseling and resource center. This is the second phase of the cam- pus expansion following the October 2009 grand opening of the McCoy Family Violence Shelter. When finished, the $1.2 million expansion project will provide the children's advocacy center with added forensic interview and counseling space for abused children. State-of-the-art digi- tal recording equipment will be used by law enforcement and district attorneys, enhancing their ability for criminal pros- ecution of perpetrators. Additionally, the center says it will be able to double the ing population needs in this expanding number of sexual assault and family vio- area of Texas," Johnson said. "The remod- lence victims it can aid. eled facilities will allow us to relocate our "Since the economic crisis began, de- children's advocacy center from across mand on our services has increased 25 town to our main campus, while providing percent overall," said Maria Johnson, the a much needed larger facility for forensic center's longtime executive director. "The exams and additional counseling space." Building Hope Campaign has provided us in FY 2010, HCWC provided life-saving with the funds to meet the $500,000 City services to 1,247 victims of abuse and an- of San Marcos matching grant." swered 2,087 HELPline crisis calls. For InApri12010, the San Marcos City Coun- more than 34 years HCWC has provided cil voted to grant HCWC the funds for ex- emergency shelter, counseling, legal ad- pansion with a one-year window to match vocacy and 24-hour emergency response the funds. The agreement to release the to assist victims of abuse from Buda, Kyle, funds was approved unanimously for the Dripping Springs, W'unberley, Lockhart, construction of the improvements effec- Luling, Martindale, San Marcos and the tiveMarch 1. surrounding areas. The 24-hour emer- "The mayor and the city council rec- gency HELPIine toll-free number is 800- ognize the importance of this expansion, 700-4292 or local San Marcos number is which allows us to address the fast-grow- 512-396-4357. J Are You Ready for Change? 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Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 6-9 and 13-16, with 2 p.m. matinees April 10 and 17. Directed by Chuck Ney, '?ts You Like It" tells the story of Rosalind, a banished young woman in search of her father, the deposed Duke. Disguised as a boy, she meets a young man escaping unfair treatment at the hands of his brother, as well as a band of dissenters and musicians living in exile. All dis- cover the joy of love, friendship and forgiveness in the Forest of Arden, but not without dis- guises, downing, music, and love at first sight. Featuring original music by Christopher Fordinal and set in modem day, this production speaks to the contemporary world. Admission is $10 for the general public, $7 for students with a valid Texas State I.D. For more information, contact (512) 245-2147. Amre you looking for an adventure book? Or aybe you're a huge cat fan? Then come to the Buda Library and check out the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Both children and adults enjoy this series. Them are five series about a group of adventurous warrior cats. The series in- dudes Warriors, New Prophecy; Power of Three, Omen of the Stars, Malaga, and the Super Edition series. I recommend you start on the Warriors series CHECK IT and go from there. You will be intrigued by how interesting the author can make a com- mon house cat seem. To start you off, I'll give you a brief summary of Warriors #1: "Into theW'lld." Rusty the house cat leaves his comfort- able life of a pet to live his dream and become a warrior in one of the four Clans of wild cats, the ThunderClan. But the terrible ShadowClan has a dangerous leader, and noble warriors are dying. As Rusty learns what it's like to be a warrior, the threat from Shad- owClan grows even stronger. A lot of people I know are reading this series, and they love it. Most of the books are probably appmpnate for age nine and up. I promise this se- ries will keep you in suspense and you will keep turning the pages. It is that good. So what are you waiting for? Come on down to the Buda Public Library to check it out. If you want more informa- tion, call 512-295-5899 or e-mail the Buda Library at budalibrary@budalibrary.org. loin the Friends of the Buda Library by e-mailing budali- braryfriends@verizon.net. Buda Bits Continued from pg. 1C Leroy Opiela of the Hays County Sheriff Department who served as auctioneer. Thanks to Tete and Annette Rodriguez for the great beef and chicken fajitas that they prepared for the meal. Thanks also to Oryx Properties and United Heritage Credit Union for their generous dona- tions and to all the many people that opened their pocketbooks to help. There were lots of Buda folks in front of their TV sets watching the Cadillac Championship Golf Tournament on Sun- day afternoon as NickWamey captured the biggest win in his career. Watney, the son-in-law of Buda residents Madelyri and Rusty Uresti, walked away with the first place trophy and a bundle of cash with his five under 67 at the toumament in Doral, Florida. Anniversary wishes go out to Louis and Wanda Townsend who celebrated their 47th wedding date on March 14. Birthday wishes go out to Marilyn Eady on March 21; Free Press 40-plus-some- thing David White on March 22; six-year- old Theo Britton and Ken Edwards on March 24. We send good thoughts and prayers to Betty Davis, recovering from recent sur- gery and Pat Beck and Allison (Bauder) Goodson, both battling cancer. The catfish fry at Santa Cruz Church every Friday evening through Lent is sure good eating. 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