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Page 2C + NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press September 21,2011 was site STAFF REPORTS Hays County's only legal [ hanging took place outside the / Elvis might be on the stage, jail in 1915. To keep potential but the real star of the show at crowds at bay; a large fence was "Jailhouse Rock" on Saturday built around the scaffold. The ~ll be the old Hays County Jail man who was sentenced to die, at 168 Fredericksburg St. Those Benjamin Guerrero, puffed on a who attend the flmdralser, cigar and called out,"Fine show, sponsored by the Hays County no?" as he waited for his sen- Historical Commission, ~ be tence to be carried out. able to see the jail up close and Saturday's fimdralser, which learn more about its 127-year willgeneratemoneyfortheongo- history, ing restoration of the old jail, ~11 Constructed in 1884 the two- include food, drinks and music story building served as the by an Elvis Presley impersonator. county jail from 1885 until 1937. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Riding to/ remember More than 40 bik- ers remembered prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action this past weekend: The fourth annual POW/MIA mo- torcycle ride began with a remembrance ceremony at the Kyle-Buda VFW Post 12058 on Saturday morning, followed by a ride that ended at Riley's Tavern south of San Marcos. The VFW Post is currently housed in the old Kyle police station on Front Street, and the event raised nearly $1 ;900 for a new building fund. This photoof hanging in 19 taken by a cit who climbed ericksbur! jail. The "Jailt take place on which stored by County Hi~;to Commission. Perry-Killin gsworth and Mrs. David from Texas A&M University of Buda, Texas,with a bachelor's of arts degree announce the in biology. The future groom received a bachelor's of arts Elizabeth, to degree in psychology at the 1 Killingsworth of University of Texas at Austin. Texas. After a romantic proposal in 2008 in New Orleans in January, the couple is planning a Feb- i research company, ruary, 2012 wedding at Santa future bride graduated Cruz Catholic Church. + OBiTUARiES BROWN In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made ..Elsie to Buda United Methodist Lee Carter Church or a charity of one's Brown, age 93, of Buda choice. passed GONZALEZ away on September 19, 2011. She was born at home on October 25, 1917 in Buda to Lindsey and Lezora Carter. She was a pillar in the community and will be truly missed and cherished by those who knew her. She was Buda, as her family states, and her history here in the area will never be forgotten. She attended Buda United Methodist Church. She is survived by her nephews, Tommy and Buddy Bufleson; niece, Betty Craw- ford; numerous nieces and nephews from her husband's side of the family; and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Brown and sisters, Addie Lou Burle- son and Ly31ette Herrick. The family received friends Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 20il Luciano Yair Gonzalez, age 21, of Kyle passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011. He was born on September 17, 1990 in Tamp a Bay, Flori- da. He will be truly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his par- ents, Salvador and Herme- linda Rebollar; brothers, Juan Carlos and Felipe Irvin; sisters, Maricruz, Marisol, and Marilu and other family members and friends. The Rosary Hill be recited at 7 p.m. onWednesday, Septem- ber 21,2011 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle with Deacon Ray Garza reciting. The Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda. Interment to follow at Kyle Cemetery. at Buda United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Sweet officiating. Interment will fol- low at Live Oak Cemetery. The family would like to thank Senior Care Center at Onion Creek for the excellent care given to her. Kyle Parks & Rec Continued from pg. 1C delivers a whole-body beat-driven workout, fusing elements of Latin, Caribbean andWorld mu- sic. SalsaFit Hill help you improve flexibility, tighten your body; and shed excess body fat. We complete this total body workout with an abs/back workout, as well as a cool-down to help stretch and lengthen the muscles, leaving you feel- ing refreshed. All fitness classes run on a month-to-month basis, no contract is needed. Pay- ments are due on the first of the month and you can enroll at anytime. Cost is $60 for two days a week, $90 for three days a week or $120 for unlimited classes (seniors age 55 and over get a discount of $5). For a schedule of classes please visit our website at or contact Deidre Flores, Kyle PARD Recreation Manager, at 512-262-3939. GRAYSON RobertWayne Grayson, 69, of Kyle died Friday, September 16, 2011. He is survived by wife Dee. Services are pend- ing with Thomason Funeral Home, San Marcos. RODRIGUEZ Elena A. Rodriguez, our be- loved mother and grandmoth- er passed away peacefully on August 26, 2011 at the age of 95. She was born in Manor on August 18, 1916 to Daniel and Nicomedes Arismendez. She lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed life with friends and family, especially her grand~ children. She was a devoted and die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. She is survived by daugh- ters, Jane Alcala and Mary L. Alcala Rodriguez; son, Frank Rodriguez Jr. and wife, Juanita; brother, Bernardo Arismen- dez; sister, Dolores Schaffer; 8 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members that all loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ro- driguez Sr.; parents; brother, Carlos Arismendez; sisters, Dominga and Delfina Aris- mendez; grandson, John Alcala and grandaughter, Julie Alcala. A Mass was celebrated on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church in Buda. SWAN Austin Swan, 78, of Buda died Saturday; September 17, 2011. He is survived by wife Allcestine. Services are pend- ing with King-Tears Funeral Home, Austin. YARBER ! Lois L. Yarber, 94, of Buda and a former resident of Wimber- ! ley passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Deer Creek Nursing Home in Wimber- ley. / Lois was born on OctOber 2, 1916, to Annie Mays Smith and DooleyW. Smith in San Marcos. She was a retired beautician and loved garden- ing and her family, i She is survived by heri daughter, Roberta J. Starlin and her husband Jack Ct Star- lin of Buda; eight grandChil- dren, Connie, Cheryl, C*llie, Billie, Robert, Patricia, ~hris and Dean; 18 great gran~t- children and 14 great, great grandchildren. ] She was preceded in 0eath by her loving husband, Lew Allyn Yarber and her daUgh- ter, Jane A. Lightfoot. Services were conducted Monday, September 19, ]2011 at Thomason Funeral Hgme in Wimberley; burial followed at Live Oak Cemetery in! Manchaca. For those who were uh- able to attend services ~ou may sign the "Guest Boqk" at www.thomasonfuneralt~ome. com. Check it Out Continued from pg. 1C NI~~ !,~ : ! ~ i/ I~1~ t exchange knowledge, wisdom, ~ ~ ":: / ~1 all,insight and, most importantly Ofhuman digniN a great local ~ ,/ leam. They are where peopleplacesbecome card-carrying memberslibrary iscomeof a local community; They areing books, to where ask not It for is just people where help about in come individuals finding borrow- to !!i[ ggy tC , ..... things, especially themselves. Public libraries are about ac- cess and equality. They are open to all and do not judge a book by its cover any more than they judge a reader's worth by the clothes they wear. Public libraries are one of the few free public spaces that we have left and they are among the most valuable. Public libraries urill transi- tion to accommodate changing technologies, and libraries Hill continue to house our cultural and intellectual heritage. The roles of librarians will change, but librarians will continue to embrace the future and be the professional information and cultural curators who embrace a variety of different skills.