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Page 2C + NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press October 12,2011 + + ESPINOSA Teresa T. Espinosa, 95, of Kyle passed away Friday, October 7, 2011. Services were held Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lock- hart with burial at San Miguel Cemetery in Uhland. JONES Timothy Charles Jones, 57, of Buda, formerly of Big Spring passed away on October 4, 2011. He was born on May 16, 1954 in Mercedes, Texas and grew up in Edinburg, Texas graduat- ing from Edinburg High School in 1972. He was awarded a full music scholarship to TCU and continued his education at Southwest Texas State Universi- ty. He was employed for several years as a Dmg/AlcoholAbuse and friends. The family will hold private services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contri- butions, may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the American Diabetes As- sociation. MONTAGUE Jose- phine Estelle (Moore) Montague was born on October 7, 1928, in Slaton, Tex- as, to Hollis and Ina (Faulkner) Moore. She marriedWflliam Arthur Man- tague on October 11, 1946 in the Buda Methodist Church. OBITUARIES She is survived by her children; her sister, Patficia Young and her husband Guy of Harrison, Arkansas; and her sister-in-law, Virginia Moore of Kyle; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces mad nephews. Josephine graduated from Austin High School and at- tendqd the University of Texas. Josephine was first and foremost a wife, mother and homemaker. She worked for several years as a bookkeeper for her husband at his Enco Service Station, at IH-35 and Oltorf Street and for Clyde Hill TV and Appliances in Twin Oaks Shopping Center in Austin. Funeral services celebrating Josephine's life were held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Har- rell Funeral Home in Kyle with was called by our Heavenly Father on Monday, October 10, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, D0- mingo Rios, parents, Jose and Matilda Miranda and brother, Emilio Miranda Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Margie Garza; granddaughters, Victoria Garza and Nancy Rodriguez and husband, Eugene, all of New Braunfels; grandsons, Domingo Garza Jr. of San Mar- cos, Steven Garza and Adam Lopez both of New Braunfels; and great grandchildren, Lu- cas Mendoza, Fernando and Jose Gonzalez, Darren Garza, Jasmine Rodriguez, Javier and Claudia Cruz, Damian Garza and Adriana Lopez. i The family wishes to e~- press their extreme gratitude October 13, 2011 at St. John's Catholic Church in San Marcos, with the Reverend Mark Ham- let, Celebrant. Interment to follow at San Mignel Cemetery in Uhland. WALKER Larry H.Walker Sr., age 73, of Buda, passed awayWednesday, October 5, 2011. Larrywas bom February 16, 1938. He graduated from Travis High School and attended the University of Texas. He began his 30-year career with the Austin Police Depart- ment as a patrolman and, through many years of dedicat- ed service, worked his way up to Senior Sergeant. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, day trips with his close friends and at- tending his grandsons' sporting events. He was preceded in death by his parents Wdliam andVn~_ia Walker and brother, BlllWalker Jr. Survivors are his wife Nancy; son, LarryWalker Jr. and his wife Susan; their sons, Bryan and Cameron; daughter, Debbie Folmar and husband Troy; their sons, Trey and Travis. Funeral service was Monday, October 10, 2011 at Harrell Fu- neral Home in Austin with burial at Forest Oaks Memorial Park. The family would like to give special thanks to lifelong friends Kay and Joe Guedea andto the Austin Police Association. Memorial contributions may be made to the Austin Police Association. Counselor for the Texas State Prison System where he helped hundreds of inmates. He is survived by his parents, Joe Mac and Jeanne Jones of Buda; brother, John Michael Jones of Seguin; sister, Marflyn Jones of Buda; nieces, Lena Michelle, Cheryl Lynne and Sara Jennifer Jones; nephew, Jacob Matthew Jones and a host of other family members Theyhad four children, Don Montague and his wife, Harpie Pastor RandallWyles offidafing. interment followed at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart As- sociation or Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. RIOS to the staff of Seton HayS, Dr. Govindaraju and Texan Nurs- ing and Rehab of San Marcos. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in the Pen- nington Memorial Chape!. Funeral procession will depart Pennington Funeral Hom~ at 6f Driftwood; Jack Montagne and his wife, Gloria of San Mar- cos; Sharon Montague Kiely and her husband, Al of Winaberley; and Steve Montague of Ausfin. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, her par- ents, her brother, Delbert Moore and her sister, Edna Maree Moore. 9:30 a.m., on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be cel- ebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, GOV. John Ireland did a olitical about-face on ct. 10, 1883, and called THIS WEEK !N the state legislature back into ~S H~ special session to deal with the iiiii~ii~iii~i~iii;iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iii~ii;ii~iiii~ ~'~ ~i fence-cutting crisis that had :~" "F~ ~' '! ~"'~" ~~ ~ ~' '" ~:! mined western Texas into a war zone. raisers who owned thousands of head but not a single acre of grazing land. WlthOnt the free grass and unrestricted access to water on the open range, the gypsy ranchers were finished. A bone-dry drought in the summer of 1883 brought the matter to a head. When all that stood between his thirsty cattle and a water hole was a few strands of wire, a desperate nomad went to cutting. With plenty of personal axes to grind, countless Texans joined the fence-cutting ram- page. Although the vandalism was concentrated in a broad belt running from north to south through the heart of the state, barbed barriers were breached in more than half the counties in Texas. So long as the victims were the mammoth ranches backed by out-of-state money, the public sided with the vigilan- tes. Popular sentiment was expressed by a poster that appeared in Coleman: "Down with monopolies! They can't exist in Texas and especially in Coleman Coun~ Awaywith your foreign capitalists. The range and soft of Texas belong to the heroes of the South." However, anyone with a pair of nippers could clip a fence, and soon indiscriminate row- dies were running amuck. No one's fence was safe. When the damage exceeded $20 million, including a miUion dollars in Brown County alone, the fence cutter ceased to be seen as the Robin Hood of the range. Newspapers across the state demanded that Gov. Ireland put a stop to "the hell hounds of Texas," as the snip- pers were called. The governor tried his best to dodge the controversy, but an irate press left no room for maneuver. In October 1883 Ireland summoned legislators to a January special session With a carefully worded invitation requesting"a remedy for the wanton destruction of fences." Annoyed at being awakened from their scheduled hiberna- tion, the grumbling politicians madged back to Austin. Weeks Teresa Miranda Rios, 76, of Kyle, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt exas war of heated debate created a package of new laws designed to restore law and order on the chaotic range. Fence cutting was made a felony punishable by a prison term of one to five years. Con- viction for malicious pasture burning, another favorite pas- time, carried the same sentence. The fencing of public land or private property without the consent of the owner was also prohibited. Energetic enforcement of the tough measures swiftly dispersed the loosely organized nippers, and in time most ranchers and farmers recog- nized the advantages of fencing their land.As for the itinerant cattlemen, the fence-cutting war was the last gasp of their dying breed. Commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial with "Secession & Civil War" from the "Best of This Week in,Texas History" collection. Order today at or mail a check for $14.20 to Bartee Halle, P.O. Box 152, Friendswood, TX 77549. Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by I 49 " Gonzales" 50 with 53-across, a Comanche Co. town 51 in Wood Co, on 69 52 this Kennard left Dallas TV for CBS in '92 53 see 50-across 54 TXism: "costs an arm __ _ leg' 55 Dallas Stars signed this Michael in 20tl 57 Gov. Hogg's daughter welcome ...... _.. i around a campfire" 58 TX Stuckey ..... ~ 46 22 noted aviatrix Earhart who wrote ,,~ i 23 TXism: "thing. ,, song "Pop a Top" ~ 5~ (gadget) 59 "Santa 28 event at TX Motor Nationai~/]ldlife 12 2nd Amend, defender (abbr,) 13 TXism: "he's still I got his garters" t4 TXism: "hot as _ ._ of mesquite coals" 15 i Sunny__, TX t6 a pen name forTX Sandra Brown: St, Claire" 18 TXism: "he could fail .._. ~. well" (clumsy) 20 county prosecutor (abbr,) 23 news agency (abbr.) 24 TX Ivory Joe's "Since t __ You Baby" 25 i Greek name See Solution, page 4C Swofford-Henke Mr. and Mrs. Henry Swofford Jr. of Buda announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Swofford, to Jason Henke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Henke of Halletsville. Amanda is the granddaughter of Mrs. Alice Potcinske and the late Leroy Potcinske of Yorktown, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Swofford Sr. of Austin, Texas. Amanda is a 2004 graduate of Hays High School and a graduate of UT- Arlington with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Jason is the grandson of the late Henry and Elizabeth Henke and Celia Henke, and the late "Lep" and Edell Mascheck Adams and Ray Adams of Hallettsville, Texas. Jason is a 2000 graduate of Sacred Heart High School and a graduate of Texas State University with a degree in 2i!il! i i:i 51 .... i .......... .... N-- NN .................. ..................... ................................. ~ ~ ~ ~; ~ ...... l ll l, ll l,l, 8: ..... ........ ilBi!i .................. .............. ............ ............................... i'.~iii g~ii;;!~i~41:t " ligN!~ ........................... ................ ...:.. :: .......................................................................... i:: :: : iiiiiiig~!:iiii~:i'~ii~':i!i~i:!i~'; Interdisciplinary Studies. Amanda and Jason are both employed by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District where they teach and coach at Chapa Middle School. The couple will marry March 3, 2012 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kyle. Msgr. Jim Henke, uncle of the groom, w'fll preside. When barbed wire was intro- duced in the Lone Star State in 1875, the initial reaction from Texas cattlemen was decidedly cool. Skepticism usually greeted anyYankee import, and many feared the barbs would cut their cows to shreds. In fact, opposi- tion was so strong at first that an attempt was made to ban the newfangled fence. But the novelty rated a seri- ous second look in West Texas. Stones and timber, the plentiful materials used elsewhere to keep livestock at home, were scarcer than hen's teeth on the barren plains. In 1876 a brash young peddler staged a promotional stunt that provided the perfect tonic for slumping sales. Erecting a razor- sharp corral on the Main Plaza in San Antonio, John "Bet-a-Mil- lion" Gates attracted the curious with an incredible claim. "This fence is the finest in the world," went the pitch. "Light as air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dirt, all steel and miles long. The cattle ain't born that can get through it!" To prove his point, the confident salesman let a herd of longhorns have a go at his product. After several fruitless charges at the impregnable bar- tier, the puzzled steers pulled back in pain. Following this dramatic demonstration, Gates had all the business he could handle. The larger spreads bought the barbed fencing by the train- load. The Frying Pan Ranch shelled out $32,000 to enclose a 250,000-acre pas~re in the Pan- handle, and other beef barons followed suit. The barbed wire craze touched off a frenzied land grab. Fences popped up on the open range with little regard for property tights or public conve- nience. Many small landowners lost everything, while roads, schools and churches were thoughtlessly cut off. In the counties of Archer and Jones, even the courthouses were tinged by impassable wire. A violent backlash was inevitable. Besides farmers and small-fry stockmen, the barbed ~ire boom also galled cattle ACROSS t long pass by Rome 5 1st name of Daltas skyscraper "Energy Plaza":" Tower" 6 Gulf oil platforms 7 uninteresting person 8 once a TX*based restaurant chain: "Steak and " 9 Supreme Ct. justice Fortas nominated by TX LBJ 12 some TX towns have "Pa a Y-z__ 17 87 octane gas 19 middle name of TX Howard Hughes 21 TXism: "about as Speedway Refuge" 29 in Concho Co, on 83 DOWN 30 name of SMU mascot t this TX actress was 31 in school, opposite the mother in '79 of "passes" film "Breaking Away" 35 TX Buck's "I've Got 2 Rangers AL East a _____ By the TaiF Baltimore opponent 36 TX{sm: "happy as 3 in McLennan Co. a on hwy, 84 lap" 4 quality manufacturer 42 "Lone of home & car audio Company" was equipment created in Marfa 9 this Baldwin was in 44 "Lake .................... head "It's Complicated" State Park" with TX-born Martin 46 TXism: "chew ._ t0 TXism: "stepping I{ke __ awhile" {think) a 47 TXism: '~___ high ,_, _ catus patch" on the hog" (rich) tl C.J, Wilson stat See Solution, page 4C TEXAS 26 TXism: "attracted like a __ _ lighf' 27 TX Zellweger film: "My ___ ___ Only" 32 TXism: "he's _ ornery old cuss" 33 TX Willie & [racy Nelson duet: "After the Fire _ Gone" 34 " Bamba" by Charley & Guy Orbison Copy~ght 2Oli by Orb~son Bros, 39 41 P-1032 ~6 abrupt end to a pro fight (abbr.) 37 best possible 38 casino worker 39 fashion direction 40 Mavs & Stars playe~ in "Reunion " 41 TXism:" water" (soft drink) 43 TX actor Rip (init,) 45 another cowboy state (abbrJ 48 good dream inducer 49 film by 19-across: " face" ('32) 56 "so hungry I could horse"