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Page 4C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press June 26, 2013 The following local residents jor in Communication Disor- Leticia Blandon of Kyle, Trina Cox of Kyle, Bachelor were among the graduates ders Bachelor of Exercise and Sports of Arts with a Major in English; during the 2013 spring, coin- Courtney Carroll of Buda, Science Graduated Magna Cum Laude mencement ceremomes at Master of Business Adminis- Francine Boyter of Kyle, Cynthia Crowell of Kyle, Texas State University:tration Bachelor of Science with a Ma- Master of Social Work with a Heather Goll of Buda, Mas- Diana Castaneda of Buda, jor in Interdisciplinary Studies; Major in Social Work Direct ter of Education with a Major Bachelor of Business Admin- Graduated Cum Laude Practice in Physical Education istration with a Major in Ac- April Briggs of Kyle, Master Kevin Downs of Kyle, Master Yesenia Hampton of Buda, counting of Arts with a Major in Profes- of Science with a Major in Bio- Master of Arts with a Major in lefferey Copeland of Buda, sional Counseling chemistry Political Science Bachelor of Science in Criminal Dawn Brooks of Kyle, Bach- Guillermo Enrtquez of Kyle, KevinHendricksonofBuda,JusticewithaMajorinCriminal elor of Arts with a Major in Bachelor of Science with a Ma- MasterofEducationwithaMa- Justice Law EnforcementMass Communication - Elec- jor in Biology - Microbiology jor in Physical Education Erln Kolnowski of Drift- tronic Media. MonicaFlores of Kyle, Bach- Elijah Hindy of Buda, Bach- wood, Master of Accountancy lerrod Cameron of Kyle,elor of Applied Arts and Sci- elor of Science with a Major in with a Major in Accounting Bachelor of Business Adminis- ences with a Major in Applied Biology- Microbiology Christy Langendoen of tration with a Major in Finance Arts and Sciences; Graduated Kimbedy lharra of Buda,Driftwood, Bachelor of Busi- Cade Carnett of Kyle, Master Cum Laude Bachelor of Science with a Ma- ness Administration with a of Science with a Major in Ex- Kimberly Giesenschlag of jor in Interdisciplinary Studies; Major in Management; Gradu- ercise Science Kyle, Master of Education with Graduated Magna Cum Laude ated Summa Cum Laude Ammi Case of Kyle, Bachelor a Major in Educational Leader- Devin Kent of Buda, Bach- AlyssaAlvarez of Kyle, Bach- of Health andWellness Promo- ship elorofFineArtswithaMajorin elor of Science with a Major tion Amy Hiller of Kyle, Master Communication Design in Interdisciplinary Studies; Samantha Casertano of of Science with a Major in Hu- Robert Koch of Buda, Bach- Graduated Cum Laude Kyle, Bachelor of Arts with a man Nutrition elor of Science with a Major in Stefanie Anderson of Kyle, Major in English Stephanie Howard of Kyle, Computer Science; Graduated Bachelor ofArts with a Major in ArmandinaCastanoofKyle,BachelorofSciencewithaMa- Magna Cum Laude Psychology; Graduated Magna Bachelor of Science with a Ma- jor in Geographic Information Troy Kokoszka of Buda, Cum Laude jor in Interdisciplinary Studies; Science; Graduated Summa Bachelor of Science with a Ma- Shane Arable of Kyle, Bach- Graduated Cum Laude Cum Laude jot in Biology - Microbiology elor of Science in Technol- Stacey Christopher of Kyle, Bryanlacobson ofKyle, Doc- Daniel Alexander of Buda, ogy with a Major in Industrial Bachelor of Applied Arts and tor of Physical Therapy with a Bachelor of Science with a Ma- Technology - Manufacturing Sciences with a Major in Ap- Major in PhysicalTherapy jor in Biology - Microbiology Technology pliedArts and Sciences Theodore Kash of Kyle, Mallory Braden of Buda,Mohammed Bayo of Kyle, Collin Couey of Kyle, Bach- Bachelor of Business Admin- Master of Science in Commu- Bachelor of Business Adminis- elor of Arts with a Major in istration with a Major in Man- nication Disorders with a Ma- tration with a Major in Finance English agement Andrea King of Kyle, Bach- elor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a Ma- jor in Family and Child Devel- opment Amanda Congdon of Lock- hart, Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology Keith Congdon of Lockhart, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Major in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Cole Durham of Lockhart, Master of Education with a Major in Physical Education lennifer Evans of Lockhart, Bachelor of Health and Well- ness Promotion. Natalie Flores of Lockhart, Master of Education with a Ma- jor in Elementary Education. John Guinn of Lockhart, a Master of Healthcare Adminis- tration with a Major in Health- What'cha doin" July 4th? YOU'LL LOVE THE BIGGEST SMALL-TOWN 4TH-OF-JuLY PARADE IN TXI 10 A.M. THERE'S A STORY HERE. care Administration Pamela lohnson of Lock- hart, a Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Education - School Improvement lames Barajas of Manchaca, Bachelor of Arts with Majors in Spanish and English Matthew Henry of Man- chaca, Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology Myles Kratzer of Manchaca, Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History Karlyn Ellis of Mountain City, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a Major in Applied Arts and Sciences Joshua Cabrera from Buda was named to the Spring 2013 Dean's List at Wake Forest Uni- versity. Students who achieve a 3A and no grade below a C were named to the list. BY ELIZABETH KOH Texas Tribune By the time Hays Free Press readers get this edition, this spe- cial session of the Texas Legisla- ture will have closed. But with the filibuster that is expected to end at midnight on Tuesday (as of press time), read- ers have asked: "How does a filib- ster work?" With the special session dos- ing at midnight Wednesday, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is engaged in a filibuster attempt to kill abortion legisla- tion she and other Democrats oppose. Delay tactics like the filibuster and "chubbing" often emerge near the end of legislative ses- sions to block the passage or progress of a bill. The filibuster is an extended discussion of a bill by an indi- vidual, and it is permitted only in the Senate. It is distinct from chubbing, which refers to the practice of extending debate on individual bills that can occur in both the House and Senate. During a filibuster, a senator is limited to topics relevant to the bill being discussed and cannot eat, drink or use the restroom during the speech. The rules also prohibit sitting or leaning on a desk or chair under any cir- cumstances when the senator has the floor and is speaking on the bill or resolution. Filibusters end either when the senator voluntarily yields the floor or after three violations of the rules for decorum and debate. After the third violation, the Senate can vote on a point of order, which if sustained would force the senator to yield the floor, according to the Legisla- tive Reference Library of Texas website. The Senate might be able to force a vote on Senate Bill 5, the abortion restriction measure Davis is seeking to kill, if she yields the floor. That means that if she hopes to delay action on SB 5 - for now, anyway - Davis must speak continuously un- til midnight, when the session ends. Filibustering senators are al- lowed to pause to take questions while on the floor. If someone asks Davis a question, it gives her a chance to stop speaking. If Davis succeeds in filibuster- ing past the midnight deadline, she ~ have spoken continu- ously for almost 13 hours. The longest state and national record for a filibuster clocks in at 43 hours, by former Democratic Texas state Sen. Bill Meier. Meier filibustered for almost two days against a provision in Senate Bill 1275, "which would have prevented public inspec- tion of the records of the Indus- trial Accident Board," according to the Legislative Reference Li- brary website. During Meier's filibuster, the rules on eating and drinking were considerably more re- laxed. "I had some light things like some lemon slices," Meier said in an interview earlier this year. "Every now and then I would try to get a little bitty piece of Her- shey bar to stick into my mouth and keep talking. That's about all I had to eat." Lemons were also a coping BY BOB DAEMMRICH, TEXAS TRIBUNE Sen. Wendy Davis gets ready for her filibuster Tuesday, using her trustworthy running shoes. During a filibuster, the senator holding the floor must stand without leaning on the podium or chair and must speak on topic. i Treat You Save Money on DIY Aboveground and Inground Pool Kits &Supplies Financing Available! A Great Way to Spend Time Togetherl Excellent Service. Fast Shipping! Family Owned & Operated ~ince 1990! Above, homemade signs of all kinds could be found at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday, as the filibuster by Sen. Wendy Davis took center stage. Below, opponents and supporters wait for hours to get into the gallery. Rambo is very handsome, 2 year old, medium haired cat.Rambo can be nervous around people at times, but would make a wonderful companion for another cat! Please stop by the shelter to meet him. Veronica is a staff favorite! She is so friendly towards people, loves to snuggle, and isn't bothered by dogs! Also, her adoption fee is only $9 dollars now through June 30th! Please come by the shelter and meet her. PAWS Shelter and Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter operated primarily on donations and adoptions. 500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX * 512 268-1611 pawsshelter.org All animals are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered, microchipped and dewormed. sponsored by Tow & COUNTRY ETERINARY HOSPITAL Bill Selman, DVM Kayley O'Toole, DVM Committed to yourpet's health since 1978. 6300 FM 1327 (East ofi35 and Creedmoore) Austin, TX 78747 512-385-0486 www.TownandCountryVetHospital.com mechanism in 1972 for former state Sen. Mike McKool. who performed the second-longest filibuster in state history. McK- ool's filibuster set the record at the time for the longest state fili- buster at 42 hours and 33 min- utes. Previous senators who have conducted long filibusters have resorted to special equipment to relieve themselves without leaving the floor. A spokes- man for Davis has declined to say whether or how she was equipped on Tuesday. Davis previously filibustered a bill in 2011, though she only spoke for an hour and 18 min- utes - the Senate delayed her speech to minimize the length of time she spent on the floor. Bottom line: Filibusters re- quire the senator to speak con- tinuously on the floor without food, drink or physical support. They usually occur at the end of a legislative session to delay ac- tion on a bill. electric safety This week, take time to talk to your kids about the dangers of electricity. Remind them not to climb trees near electric lines or play near transformer boxes or substations. Just a few minutes of education could help save their lives. 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