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+ + BUDA MILL & GRAIN Historic downtown Buda property finally on the brink of retail development. - Page 1D June 5, 2013 * Page lC is on BUDA BITS W~RIeOO HOO! Congrat- ations to the Lady bels softball team on their State Championship. For 117 years, the Camp Ben McCulloch Confederate Reunion has been held on the 40-acre site on the banks of Onion Creek near Drift- wood. This year's reunion gets underway Friday, June 14 and runs until Friday, June 21. Throughout the reunion, there will be music, danc- ing, camping, swimming (water in the creek this year), food, carnival, bingo and time to visit and catch up with friends and family. For a complete schedule of the eight day event, visit www. Coming up on Saturday, June 29, the members of Onion Creek Senior Citi- zens, along with sponsors Buda Lions Club and United Heritage Credit Union, will offer Casino Night at the new senior center in Buda. Tickets cost $25, which includes food, drinks and prizes. Purchase tickets before June 27 and get an extra $5,000 in chips. Contact Richard Hat- low at richardhaflow@austin. or 512-626-4038 or Betty Conley at bettycon- for tickets or information. Proceeds from the event benefit the senior citizens building fund. See BUDA BITS, pg. 2C Buda Library announces writing contest winners The Friends of the Buda Library announced the win- ners of its annual adult writing contest: First Place- Roy's Run by Gary A. White Second Place - Picnic in the Park ard R. Salassi by Rich- Third Place -- Wonder by Judy L. Deats Honorable Mention - The Great Adventure of Mr. Swimmers by D. Whitaker Writing contest winners will be awarded by the Buda Library at the next Friends of the Library meeting on June 10. See page 4C to read an excerpt from first place short story winner GaryWhite. The full text of the winning stories can be read at www.haysfree- under the Neigh- bors section. The Buda Library will offer a children's writing contest later this summer. Two World War II veterans, Roy Martinez and Donald Smith, both of San Marcos, were among 25 Central Texas residents on an Honor Flight last Friday. They flew to Washington, D.C. to visit the National WWll Memorial. Honor Flights fly WWII vets at no cost courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Their send off included an escort by the TSA Honor Guard and the Austin Police Department Bag Pipes and Drum Corps. A brief ceremony at Gate 11 of Austin Bergstrom Inter- national Airport included the national anthem. As the plane carrying the former soldiers taxied to the runway, the vets received a water cannon salute from the Austin Fire Department's Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue division. Martinez and Srpith spent several hours touring the me- morial honoring fallen soldiers from WWII. COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTO Marbridge resident Jack Joseph, left, and Will Hoermann, director of The Village, jump for joy over the 60th Anniversary of Marbridge, a com- munity for adults with intellectual disabilities. The celebration took place May 31 with a talent show, awards and of course, cake. IT'S ABOUT THYME .Water Early morning is the best time.., otherwise most of the irrigation wa- ter evaporates. Deep soaking is best because it gives the plant a greater reservoir to draw from. 2. Native Tree Care This month generally turns out to be pretty hot and dry. Remem- ber your trees are going to be thirsty too. A small amount of rain does little to carry mois- ture deep into the soil. 3. Mulch This will cool the roots and slow the water loss from evaporation. Mixing your mulch 50:50 (bag-for-bag) with compost will add nutrition and relieve stress. 4. Slow release fertilizers When feeding flowerbeds and turf, be sure to use an organic- based, slow-release fe~ilizer. You will avoid burning plant roots in the summer heat and will have little impact on our watershed. Foliar sprays with seaweed will also help reduce heat stress. 5. Care for your roses The first flush of your spring roses has finished. The flowering ends of the rose stems have probably formed hips (seed pods). Cut them offand there will be a new round of flow- ering. Also, give them some rose food. Ex~nine them for any sign of insects, especially spidermites, and treat with horticultural oil (Sunspray or All Seasons) or Spinosad. 6. Mow high Cut your grass as high as you can stand. Lon- ger grass blades will help shade the turf and conserve water. Leave clippings on the lawn. 7. Add summer color This is the right time to plant heat- loving summer color in those empty spaces. Planting in the morning and evening is best. For summer color, zinnias, purslane, moss rose and vinca seem to be the hardiest. Make sure they get enough water when they are establishing themselves. If you have a question for Chris, send it via email to Or mail a postcard to It'sAbout Thyme: 11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www.itsaboutthyme. coin More than 300 Texas Lutheran University (TLU) students were named to the Dean's Academic Honor List and President's Academic Honor List for the 2013 spring semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. To be named to the President's List, a student must have a 4.0 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. From San Marcus: Kara Clagett, Dean's List; Jeremy Kotin, President's List; Luke Kotin, President's List; and Dwayne Snider, Dean's List + The ARC Advantage ARC Far West 512-346-6611 ARC Medical Park Tower Orthopedics 512-454-4561 Robert K. Clifford, Jr., MD Jeffrey R. Padaleckl, MD ARC Southwest Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgeon 512-282-8967 ARC Kyle Plum Creek ARC Far West. 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