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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press June 5, 2013 + + Summer Reading Kick Off Party The Buda Public Library is hav- ing a Summer Reading Kick Off Party from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on June 6 at the Buda City Park. This will be a family fun event involving train rides, crafts, balloons and more. The kickoff is free and open to the public. Summer Concerts around the region BLUE HOLE CONCERTS FOR THE PARK MUSIC FEST Come out for a three-day music festival to support Blue Hole Regional Park, supported by The Friends of Blue Hole. The event kicks offat 5 p.m. this Friday with music from Hal Ketchum, Sahara Smith, Susan Gibson and Elizabeth Lee. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, hear nine bands including Rick Trevino, Texas Renegade, T-Bone and The Blue Tones and The Travis Wheeler Band. The June 9 perfor- mances include Walker Pickens, The Distractions, Justin Black and Chris Kipp with Big Daddy Weave headlining from 5-7 p.m. Swimming at Blue Hole will end at 4 p.m. during the festival days. Attendants will have full access to the park's sand volleyball pit, play- ground and basketball court offer- ing many children's activities. This event will have a silent auction featuring, among other items, a Martin Guitar signed by all the mu- sicians from the concert. Proceeds benefit Blue Hole Regional Park. Pre-purchase tickets and passes at SUMMER IN THE PARK MUSIC SE- RIES RETURNS TO SAN MARCOS Area music lovers, listen up. The free Thursday night concert series at San Marcos Park Plaza is back. Every Thursday from 7:30-9:30 p.m., local musicians and bands play for two hours while attend- ees enjoy views of the San Marcos River. Concessions are available by Boy Scouts of America qYoop 1954. The lune line-up is: June 6: Incendio June 13: Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones June 20: Terri Hendrix June 27: Those Nights Classes, meetings, clubs, events and senior activities can be found at calendar. This link will also allow nonprofit organizations to submit an event for inclusion in our calendars. June 7-12 1750 S. FM 1626, Buds, TX Music by Walt Wilkins "Jr Courtney Patton * Drew Kennedy Tickets $25. Includes Dinner. BYOB. Music from Available at 4:30-8:00 p.m. RoY was running, running as hard as he could ever remember. His form was not important, speed was. He wasn't running a race against time, although he couldn't help but think his pace was prob- ably close to a 6:30 mile. Roy wasn't running a race against distance, although distance was probably a fac- tor in whether he would win this race or not. Roy was running, running as if his life depended on his running skills. It did. Roy recalled he had run faster, much faster, when fifteen years ago as a senior at Alpine High School he set a Texas record of 4:11.8 in the 1600 meter. Third in the nation, Roy had a very good year in all of his track and field events, but the 1600 was where he had excelled. Roy was offered no less than 5 full-ride scholarships. Yet that was in the far distant past. Roy couldn't afford to let his mind wander back to his best running days in high school and college. Tonight he had to be better. Tonight he had to be smart. Roy had to be smarter than he had ever been. Roy was running, running as hard as he could, but he was also thinking, planning, trying to see a way to run smarter. Roy's Alpine cross country coach was always fond of saying; "The real race is run in a space of 5 V2 inches - the space between your ears!" Roy never paid this saying much attention when he was an Alpine Buck, but now it came to him as bright as a beacon. Desperately, he knew he had to think, strategize, plan, evade. If Roy wasn't smarter than his pursuers, he was go- ing to die. Roy's pursuers had many advantages. Roy could see the dim orange headlights of their two ATVs as they followed him across the desert floor. The ATVs were faster, more agile, and once they came within a half a mile they would be able to easily see him. Roy's pursuers were heavily armed. Roy assumed they had their favorite Sig Saner M400 tacti- cal rifles, 9mm Glocks, and likely a Benelli M4 tactical 12 gauge shotgun or two. Roy's onlyweapon was his Boker Magnum tactical knife. Roy needed to stop thinking about his pursuer's advantages. He needed to think what their weaknesses were. Roy was rtmning, thinking, yet with time and options running out, he hadn't been able to come up with a plan. Maybe it would be easier to just stop and be captured, yet his instinct to survive wouldn't let him. In his mind Roy also knew they wanted to take him alive. Roy assumed E1 Chayo had ordered his lieutenants to bring him back alive. E1 Chayo, 'The Doctor,' was the leader of the La Familia cartel. The drug cartel that, until this morning, Roy had also been an active member, albeit a DEA undercover agent, when his cover was blown. Recalling his army escape and evasion training, Roy was thinking cover, he needed cover. There was no cover here is this flat steppe region to the east of the Chisos Mountains. Sagebrush, cactus and the occasional gully were the only features of the terrain. Run- ning west Roy saw the foothills of the Chisos some 15 miles distant. If he could reach the foothills perhaps he could find some place to hide. That didn't seem possible. Think, think, think, run, run, run, think, think think.... Roy was repeat- ing this manta in his mind in cadence with his pace. At even a 6 minute mile, it would take him at least an hour and a half to reach the foothills. He didn't have that much time. Roy was running, running as hard as he had ever run in his life. No cover, no plan, no time, no options, and desper- ation masking his thoughts. Yet he shoved this desperation aside. Roy knew he must use by Gary A. White his brain to win this race. 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