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/ e' Hays Free Press September 22, 2010 NEIGHBORS Page 3C PHOTOS BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ Get 'em going Members and trainers of the Gator Cheerleader squad from the North Hays Optimist Club football team are all smiles at a game earlier this month. More photos of the team can be viewed in the photo gallery at www. HaysFreePress. com. is wl in This will be short, so don't blink, but I couldn't let the week get ON by without giving you guys ...... the heads up about some re- ally cool stuff happening this week. For starters, the Katherine Anne Porter House Literacy is intimate and seating is Series kicks back to life after a dormant summer this Friday limited so get there early and night with a reading and book settle in for a bit of culture in signing by nationally renown downtown. poet Saskia Hamilton, at 7:30 Then on Saturday, grab the p.m at the KAP house, 508 family and head on over to W. Center Street. The setting the Claiborne Kyle Log House for the annual Fried Chicken Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The whole town is invited for tours of the house and an af- ternoon of just hanging out in the country with your friends and neighbors, talking about how Kyle began and, no doubt, lots of opinions about where we're headed. After lunch, friends and family of folks with interests in the Kyle Cemetery are invited to an annual meeting right down the road at the cemetery from 3-5 p.m. We're a Tcxas comp~mv that understands what your needs arc, Germania has agents across Texas to better serve you. From Kerrville to Austin to Waco, we know Central Texas! i Gcrmania is no ordinan, insurance company. We've bccn insuring Texas homes tor over llO years. We have competitive rates, ~]iscount options and exceptional claim scnicc, 24/7. 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' The butterflies leaving One of]ames Polk's Face- Canada (for the mountains book friends asked, "Did you of Mexico) will live 6 - 8 move from Kyle?" You can months, unlike the previous probably verbatim guess his 2010 generations that lived answer. We have to say this 2 - 6 weeks. so many times, even to folks In February and March who live in the area. 2011, they will come out "Mountain City is an incor- of hibernation to find a porated subdivision between mate. They'll then migrate Kyle and Buda by Hays High north across the border and School. We have a Mayor females will find milkweed and city council and pay city plants, in order to lay eggs. taxes." That will start stage one and generation one of 2011. After about 4 days the Holly Cass wrote, "Did I eggs will hatch. For about miss something or what.., two weeks the caterpillar is it now permissible to park will eat milkweed before vehicles (and, yes, boats and starting metamorphosis. It campers) on the lawns of transforms into a chrysalis Mountain City? Driving down and during 10 days the old just one street, I counted 7 body parts of the caterpillar ears and trucks on the grass, turn into the beautiful parts In addition, neighbors are that make up the butterfly. cutting their grass and letting The butterfly will live about the clippings lay on the street. 2-weeks to 6-weeks. This used to be a beautiful The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to live. It is getting more generations in 2011 will go cluttered and unkempt each through the same short- day. I thought there were lived process during March covenants to cover this type through September/October. of abuse of property. Even if This time next year, the 4th the rules no longer apply or generation will be migrating are unenforceable, common to Mexico. courtesy would dictate that How great is our God!!! you wouldn't trash a neigh- How great it would be to borhood. 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