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Bill allowing for lightened chicken restrictions dies in lege - Page 1D May 31, 2017 Page 1(: PHOTOS BY MOSES LEOS III Kyle/Buda VFW Post 12058 Honor Guard member Bobby Diaz braces as he fires his rifle during a ceremonial salute in Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony held in downtown Kyle. Inset, a group of local Boy Scouts assist in raising, then lowering the American flag at half staff on Memorial Day. Members of the Buda/Kyle VFW and many residents honored the memories of service members who have passed away, either in combat or civilian life, during Memorial Day ceremonies in Buda and Kyle. Ceremonies included a flag raising at Cabela's in Buda, as well as ceremonies in downtown Kyle. See more photos online at Just follow the photos link. SUBMITTED REPORT Monarch Utilities, a subsidiary of SouthWest Water Company, recently recognized three students as winners of its writing contest for Chapa Middle School in Hays Consolidated Independent School District. Winning students received prizes ranging from $100 to $500 during a campus event. Monarch Utilities provides water services to some residents in the Kyle community. "We received many impressive stories, poems and essays highlighting Chapa Middle School students' understanding of the importance of safe water and how imperative it is to our everyday lives," said Gary Rose, director of operations, SouthWest Water Company, Texas Utilities. "Every year, we enjoy reading the students' submissions, and look forward to continuing the writing contest next year." Students from Chapa Middle School submitted essays between 400 and 600 words that discussed the importance of water in their life, the community, the state or the world today. Contest scoring guidelines followed the State of Participants in the awards include (left to right): Lisa Walls, Chapa Middle School grader Luis Frausto, Gary Rose, director of operations, Texas Utilities, SouthWest prize winner Sedona Heaney and Leah Cochran, ELA teacher COURTESY PHOTO Principal, 8th-grader Emma Power, 6th- Water Company, 7th-grader and grand- Texas Assessments of hosted a writing contest being the winner of the Academic Readiness in Hays County. entire contest. (STAAR) rules for Sedona Heaney, a Monarch Utilities also expository essays, seventh grade studentrecognized the following and a panel of Chapa at Chapa Middle School, students as contest Middle School English/ wrote the grand-prizefinalists, presenting Language Arts teachers winning essay titled, each with a $100 Visa scored the essays. This "The Importance of gift card: Luis Frausto, is the second year Water." Heaney received sixth grade; Emma that Monarch Utilities a $500 Visa gift card for Power, eighth grade. by Bartee Halle Twenty-eight year old KingVidor released his fourteenth mo- tion picture on lun. 3, 1923. Talent, hardwork and a little luck turned the star-,struck Texan into one of Hollywood's finest film makers. The Galveston native, who survived the 1900 hurricane as a boy of six, was mesmerized by the newfangled medium called "the movies." Landing a part-time job at a local theater, he spent countless hours watching the screen spring to life with thrilling tales of faraway places. TEXAS HISTORY, 3C I IfsAbout Thyme by Darrel Mayers Wthth over 30 offi- ial garden clubs at call Zilker Botanical Garden Center their home, it is pretty clear that we live in a city of gardeners. This number doesn't even include a whole host of very active 'unofficial' clubs and community gardens, guilds, meet-ups and projects that hap- pen across Travis County, and Hays County where the Kyle, Wimberley, and San Marcos Spring Lake garden clubs continue to thrive. The Garden Club of Austin is one of the city's oldest, and it celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of its first flower show this coming weekend with a big plant show and sale. On Saturday the show runs from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Zilker Garden Cen- ter Auditorium and patio, at 2220 Barton Springs Road, will be the center of all of the activities. It was fun to drop in on a meeting of this vener- able club last Thursday. Amanda Moon (from our nursery It's About Thyme) spoke of the joys of stroll- ing through an evening garden of silver foliage and white flowers, many of which release wonder- ful fragrances to attract bats and moths and other nighttime pollinators. 'If you are wanting to go with vines, you can plant a mixture of morn- ing glories for day-time color, and moonflow- ers for the evenings and nights,' suggested Amanda. She also spoke of many other players who have a role in creating a beauti- IT'S ABOUT THYME, 2C :,!il ii: I iil