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20i8 BUll,: Buda puts focus on completion of bond pi je ts. - Page 1D ~ ~:'~ ? !, '~i HaysFreePress.com ress May 24, 2017. Page 1C , Kyle officials are working on plans for the construction of a veterans memorial on FM 1626 in Kyle. COURTESY RENDERING ~i (?! BY LESLY DE LEON Plans are in motion for the possible construction of a vet, erans memorial to be located along FM 1626 in Kyle, said ; David Wllson, Kyle city CoOfl~il Y memb~er, at a meeting earlier .... ' this month. The memorial will feature an obelisk engraved with the names of Kyle citizens who died in service, a large Ameri- can flag, and pavers recogniz- ing veterans in the community. "There's a lot of people who paid the price of serving their country, paid with their lives, and we need to honor that," Wilson said. "We want a qual- ity memorial and something we can really be proud of in our community to recognize those who've paid the ultimate sacrifice." Wilson, who himself is a veteran, said the project is in its early stages as the design is not yet completed and he is conducting research to iden- "There's a lot of people who paid the toreceive the contribution," Wilson said. price of serving their country, paid withWilson said Councilmember Shane Arable, a fabrication their lives, and we need to honor that engineer who's also aveteran, We want a quality m orial and ..... wo d e able to help :.. ...... "enginee/-ing plans and bUil~hg :-~ :~ something we can really be proud of the obelisk: in our community to recognize those who've paid the ultimate sacrifice." -David Wilson, Kyle city council member tify Kyle citizens who died in service. The memorial will be located on the intersection of Kohler's Crossing and FM 1626, over- looking a small lake. "We envision a reflecting lake with benches and pavers, recognizing those who paid the ultimate sacrifice from our community," Wilson said. Last year, the council bud- geted $10,000 for the construc- tion of the memorial. How- ever, additional funding is still needed. "We have plans for a more expansive GoFundMe project that will enable us to raise the kind of money that will have a high quality memorial that we can be proud of," Wilson said. Residents can also make contributions to the city or purchase a paver in honor of a loved one who's served. "Most people that I speak to are wanting to make a contri- bution even before I have the financial mechanism set up The project will be complet- ed in perhaps six months to a year, Wilson said. The memorial will be a place where people can go to reflect and honor their loved ones. "I just think it's real impor- tant that we have a place to start communicating respect," Wilson said. Veterans will also be honored Memorial Day at a 10 a.m. cer- emony Monday hosted by the Kyle-BudaVFW. At the ceremo- ny, the names of veterans who have passed away will be read. "We want to recognize them for their veteran contribution to our community," Wilson said. "I'm happy to be a part of that as part of the honor guard," Wilson said. "im Herrmann welcomed guests this past week. On May 15th, a baby Blue Jay sat on his shoulder for a while, hopped up on his arm, and plopped onto his shoe. It was just that one day. The jay stayed around for a few days, but not close to humans. Humans covered The Herrmann's backyard on Saturday for the retirement party Jim threw for Karen Herrmann and Holly Cass, retiring from work at Wallace Middle School. They recently rode together in the Hays CISD 50th Anniversary Parade with signs showing their years of service, 18 for Secretary Holly and 22 for Nurse Karen. The Herrmanns' kids (Christy Herrmann and Rachel Hill, Daniel Herrmann, Bonnie Herrmann and Eric Lenz) put in a labor of love to pull offthe party. Mt. City Montage by Pauline Tom Former Mountain City resident and friend, Will Bassett, gave up his Saturday to work just as hard as their kiddos. Mountain City residents who attended included Holly (honoree and birthday gal) and Val Cass, Beth and Everett Smith, Brenda and Doug Agnew and family, Fred Morris, Jeff and Michelle Sultemeier, Kay and Kevin Bearden, Janet and Ray Patterson, Elaine and Phillip Kieman, Christine Greve. Jenni Shaffer, Pauline and Ron Tom, Betty and Jay Puckett, Sandra and Butch Grizzle and grandchildren, and Stephanie ]amall. Lehmann's Los Lobos Mariachi (some, former Wallace Middle School students) serenaded Karen and Holly, who sat almost at their feet in chairs of honor. Karen and Holly remember when they would practice out in the cafeteria at Wallace MS, then directed by Carlos Maldonado. In the office, they would hang out the front office door, to hear them better! They are so proud of how the students have perfected their art of playing Mariachi music! Some guests tasted Cincinnati chili for the first time. It's chili served over spaghetti, and quite appropriate since Jim and Karen hail from Cincinnati. The Hermanns were early comers to Mountain City Oaks, 37 years ago. Their selected lot on Cedar (with an inside utility room) featured a small front yard and gigantic backyard. The gigantic white event tent erected for the party had ample It's that time of year! Jim visited by a baby Blue Jay. room between their swimming pool and lovely gardens and left room to play Corn Hole games. Oh yes, and they had a bounce house. The tent, anchored with massive stakes into limestone, PHOTO COURTESY OF PAULINE TOM Herrmann, on Cedar, was recently held up to the riproaring thunderstorm that came through the night after the party, before Monday's takedown. We took KissMe over to Dr. Bob Rosebrock's MONTAGE, 4C PHOTO BY BOB PETERSON moss rose it's About Thyme by Chris Winslow Whhat can I plant at's easy to ow, and will provide me with some beautiful summer color through the hot months ahead?' This is always a popular question for us at the nursery. I always direct folks to some of those tough and beautiful summer annu- als that bloom constantly until fall and even be- yond.., and do this with little care or water. Top of my list are the ASK CHRIS, 4C Texas History by Bartee Halle alias Stoudenmire ) resigned under pressure as city marshal of E1 Paso on May 27, 1882 and prom- ised to get help for his drinking problem. After his recovery from four near-fatal Civil War wounds, the Alabaman emigrated to Texas and gave farming a half-heart- ed try. Deciding sod- busting was not for him, he rode with the Rangers for several months before moving onto the Pan- handle. But wherever he went, gunplay was not far behind. In April 1881, Stouden- mire followed Doc Cum- mings, his brother-in-law and best friend, to E1 Paso. Hearing the job of marshal was open, he im- mediately applied. Since his reputation more than satisfied their require- ments, city fathers hired him on the spot. Although he had only briefly worn a badge in his 35 years, Stouden- mire's very presence was sure to make the respect- able residents of Texas' westernmost town feel a whole lot safer. With Bill Longley hanged and John Wesley Hardin behind bars, most folks rated the dead-eye from Dixie the fastest gun in the Lone Star State. Stoudenmire went straight to the jail and demanded the keys from the acting marshal. Riled TEXAS HISTORY, 2C + i ;! ii I i,li i