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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press July 19, 2017 Ja sOY of the mountains.' That s how Greeks translate the word H yap priate. of the mint family has delighted diners from ancient times with the able to find a variety that unique flavor that it brings will perform well in just to fish, meat and sauces, about any location, and Herbalists through the exposure in your central millennia have also sung Texas landscape and its praises as a powerful garden. anti-oxidant. Oregano can work, for There are native varlet- example, as a colorful ies of this herb growing groundcover, an ever- all around the world, and green, a fowering oma- just about everywhere in mental, and of course as Europe you can find cul- part of your herb garden. fivars of the wild oregano On this side of the At- (Oreganum,vxflgare). lantic, we have cultivars in There's a Greek oregano, Mexico, Texas, and Cuba. Italian oregano, Turkish Mexican oregano (Po- oregano.., and even Sicily liomentha longiflora): a has its own oregano, beautiful spring through What's important for fall flowering evergreen gardeners to know is that shrub that grows to a with this huge range to height of 3 feet, and has choose from, you'll be become a favorite for It's About Thyme by Chris Winslow WALK IN: WELCOME PHOTO BY CHRIS REID The wide variety of oregano types mean almost anyone can grow the fragrant herb. gardeners in the Austin oregano grows in the area. Its flowers are a pink Trans-Pecos region of west to light lavender. Texas (west of Uvalde), in This is extremely one of the driest and hot- drought and heat toler- test regions of the state. ant and the leaves have a Its flavor is much stronger hot and spicy flavor. This than its European coun- oregano species is essen- terparts. Often it is substi- fial to authentic Mexican tuted for the Mexican herb cooking, epazote in regional dishes. Texas oregano (Lip- Cuban oregano (Plec- pia graveolens): this wild tranthus amboinicus): a frost-tender herb with beautiful variegated foli- age. Cuban oregano is the only form that I know of that thrives in the shade. The succulent, thick leaves of this plant are strongly flavored and are com- monly used as stuffing for poultry and meat dishes. Besides gro ng in landscapes and gardens, all these oreganos can eas- ily be grown in containers and displayed on patios, decks, and entryways. Just remember to keep one close to the kitchen Happy Gardening Everyone! If you have a question for Chris, send it via email to Or mail a postcard to It's About Thyme11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www. Tues-Fri: 9 am-5:30 p.m, Sat: 8 am-12 pm Barbers Fernando Rojas and Leticia Garcia 512-295-4141 budabarbershop,com 112 Main Street in Buda COMMUNITY BRIEFS Coping with Grief Support + Those who have lost It's time once again for a loved one recently are the Friends of the Buda invited to this six-week Library summer essay grief support group at writing contest for young the Kindred Hospice writers. The contest office in San Marcos. helps give young library Meeting will be held patrons a chance to flex Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8 their writing muscles and show off their imagi- p.m., July 25 - August nation and literary skills. 29 at Kindred Hospice The contest is open to all Office, 1911 Corpo- Buda Library card hold- rate Drive, Ste 104, San ers between 8-17 and Marcos. A loved one has essays must be received to have died and the at the library by Satur- death must have been 3 day, July 22 at 5 p.m. The months ago. Potential contest is split into two attendees need to pre- divisions, with one for register by calling Zan children ages 8 to 12, and Sellers, Bereavement a youth contest for writ- Coordinator, Kindred ers 13 to 17. See more at Hospice at 512-392-9138. Continued from pg. 1C Amazon will donate Patricia Porterfield, 0.05% of your purchase on Maple, who did such price to the charity you a marvelous job with select. My AmazonSmile Loving Mountain City's charity is set for Texas 4th of July celebration, Bluebird Society. It's goes by "Patricia". a teensy teeniney Patricia wants to brag percentage. But, the on Drew Hilton, whose cents add up. Amazon name got left off last has donated over $54 week. "He did a great job million through the helping with everything initiative, and dropping off the Laura Craig's advice, watermelons and of using thistle seed bottled water." pays off by attracting Happy 50th Wedding goldfinch when other Anniversary to Diane seeds fail. Lesser and Joe Krejci. Goldfinch continue to Welcome home from a visit our feeders. 5,100 mile trip to the East On these hot July Coast, Holly and Val Cass. days, many birds enjoy Please send brags, the fine mist from a birthdays, anniversaries, flexible mister stand, etc. to ptom5678@gmail. It attaches to a garden com (subject: tidbit) or hose, and it does not use 512-268-5678. Thanks! a lot of water. Love, Pauline Heat wave Continued from pg. 1C Huckaby said. Huckaby prevent death over an described a similar extended period. situation at the Target A child dies when his/ in Kyle where a mom her body temperature accidently locked her reaches 107 degrees. keys and her child So far this year, there in the car; Huckaby have been six child and others responded heatstroke deaths in quickly and were able to Texas. get the child out of the The NHTSA automobile, calculated that According to the approximately 30% National Highway Traffic of child heatstroke Safety Administration deaths have occurred (NHTSA), 700 children when a child has gotten have died due to into a car without the vehicular heatstroke caregiver knowing; from 1998 to 2016, an only 20% of child heat average of 38 children stroke deaths occurred dying per year. as a result of intentional Depending on the negligence. outdoor temperature, "It's a very serious the temperature inside matter," Barnett said. of a car can rise more "We investigate, press than 20 degrees in 10 charges and notify Child minfltes. Even at an Protective Services if outside temperature of necessary." 60 degrees, the inside "We want people to of the car can reach err on the side of saving more than 100 degrees, a child or animal," The NHTSA noted that Barnett said, "but be parking in the shade and prepared to account for cracking the windows their actions with law won't help enough to enforcement." 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(yes) 7 TXism: "sharp as a tooth" 8 TXism: "some gravel" (fell) 9 in 1835, the Austin community was known as Water 12 TX Phyllis Davis was Beatrice in this TV crime drama series 17 muscle pulls 19 Mama Cass 21 TX Guy Clark LP __ n Build" 22 ready to drive the golf ball (2 wds.) 23 this Hedy was in "Boom Town" with TX Chill Wills 28 troops of__ Thornton were ambushed in TX to start Mexican War 29 TX Lefty Frizzell tune: "The Long Black " 30 TX B.J. Thomas' 1st gospel record: "Home Belong" 31 TXism: "wipe the slate clean" 35 red vegetables 36 TXism: "happy_ 42 TXism:" _ jaybird" 44 TXism: "hot as road __ _ July" 46 TX or IA town 47 TXism:" boose" (jail) 49 one-name actor in TX-filmed "Necessary Roughness" 50 TXism: "bath day" (abbr.) 51 once a Wichita Falls AM 52 TXism: "___ __ a fish in water" 53 dir. to Tyler from Dallas mill 26 27 54 brandin' 42 or shootin' 55 TXism:" 46 the unvarnishe( truth" 5o 57 "those" south of the border 7 58 novelist Deighton 59 TX Lynda of TV's "Mission Impossible" (init.) DOWN 1 Houston eatery was first called:" House" 2 Travis Tritt's "It's All Change" 3 Cove, TX 4 TX Strait's "All My Live in Texas" 9 enumerate 10 TXism: "opossum 11 "(armadillo) "bear" south of the border 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ____m 17 18 21 28 36 37 __ m 43 47 51 by Charley & Guy Orbison Copyright 2017 by Orbison Bros. 10 -~9 I ~ 31 32 39 41 P-1333 horse doc. Dallas' 150th birth- day party had 57 ~ 36 newspaper income cake ~~l 37 TXism: "hit the 14 "Eyes of TX" song 58 "(go to bed) began as prank by 59 38 TXism: "mad _ _ UT __ Club __ hen" 15 TX Willie's 1985 --- 39 TXism: "a concert in Illinois: ride the river with" Farm __ _ 25 say Lamesa: 40 " Cowboy" 16 TXism: "nary a "luh- -suh" 41 "buenas " " (no one) 26 bldgs, for Mavs, 43 TXism: "me casa 18 TXism: "table Rockets & Spurs __ su casa" grazed" 27 horse park near45 "Fightin' Irish" 20 singer Petty (init.) Ban Antonio 48 TXism: "mad as _ 23 TX resident pro32 TX Orbison (init.) __ snake" golfer Lanny (init.) 33 Paxton's TX title 49 Alpine, TX is named 24 founder of TX 34 "yes" south of for the __ Alps Belo company (init.) the border 56 snake catcher See Solution on 3C -+