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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press • October 13, 2010 χ + esides being a great time to locate and identify fall color trees and shrubs, a quick drive up Brodie Lane this month offers a wonder- ful display of fall blooming ornamental grasses. The entrance to Brodie Springs, Randall's shopping center, apartment complexes south and north of Wflliam Cannon, and the shopping centers in Sunset Valley, all have this in common. These grasses have been promoted during the last few years because of three common attributes: they give multiple seasons of color; they are drought tolerant; and they are virtually free of insect and disease pests. In addition, they provide three distinct seasons of color. Starting in late winter and early spring their new growth provides shades of green to grey to blue to purple. During their bloom season in late summer to late fall, their showy bloom stalks exhibit col- ors ranging from white to tan to • oping to breathe new life into her one- .woman crusade, the high priestess of prohibition came back on Oct. 15, 1902 to where it all had started - the Lone Star State. Born Carry Amelia Moore in Kentucky in the 1840s, her childhood had been trau- matic. The family moved frequently because her father clung to the belief that a new locale might help his desper- ately disturbed wife. Mary Moore spent her entire adult life in the fantasy world of the incurably insane convinced she was the Queen of England. Her rages kept the household in a constant uproar, and the tiny target of her mad outbursts was always defenseless Carry. At the age of 10, a rock- ribbed religious experience provided emotional shelter for the abused child. Solitary meditation dominated Carry's daily routine, and every Sun- day morning the Moore slaves were subjected to a sermon from the pint-sized preacher. After the CivilWar, 20-year- old Carry married a doctor who did not permit the prac- tice of medicine to interfere with his drinking. The tear- ful bride, pregnant with her daughter Chaflien, returned to the family fold, and within the year the alcoholic groom drank himself to death. A difficult decade later, the widow wed David A. Nation, 20 years her senior. A do- nothing dreamer who dab- bled without success in the law, the gospel and the news- paper business, he proved to be just another mouth to feed for a woman already the sole support of her daughter and former mother-in-law. Nation convinced Carry that his past-due fortune was waiting in Texas. However, after failing to make good on a farm near the San Bernard River, he took off leaving his wife to fend for herself. Realizing she could count on her often absent spouse for nothing more than empty promises, Carry moved to Columbia and took a job run- ning a hotel. Despite chronic exhaustion from the long hours, insomnia robbed her of badly needed sleep. Carry sat until sunrise on the hotel balcony watching the all-night parade of drunks down Columbia's main street. Alcohol, she deduced, was truly the bane of man's miser- able existence. Kyle Parks & Rec Continued from pg. 1C SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 • 7:30 a.m. - Kyle-O-Meter 5-K sign-up/check-in • 8:30 a.m. - Kyle-O-Meter 5-K begins from Wallace Middle School • Noon - Kyle Fair Carnival opens • 2:30 p.m. -Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament sign-up/ check-in • 3 p.m. -Texas Hold'em £"(JK~I ~U£lldlllt3flf" l~l'Ib- i~C" Historic Kyle City Hall Find out more information at www.kylefalr.com. IT'S ABOUT THYME brown, purple and pink. Their last color change oc- curs when the first hard freeze turns their foliage to bronze, straw, and rust colors - great for winter. Here are my top five favor- ites that are showing their colors this month: 1. Malden Grass (Mlscant- hus sinensis) This has fine, green leaves with a silver center strip. Maiden grass can grow to a height of 4 to 6 feet and can tolerate light locations from full sun to bright shade. Its wavy flower tops are light tan. 2. Big Muhley Grass (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) A clumping blue-green grass native to the Texas Hill THIS WEEK IN Hard work and frugal living eventually enabled Carry to buy a hotel in Rosenberg on the outskirts of Houston. Sev- eral years later, David Nation was trapped in the crossfire of a deadly political feud, and for his sake Carry agreed to move to Medicine Lodge, Kansas. The matron's religious fervor and passionate con- victions about the evils of drink steadily intensified. A three-day prayer vigil in 1893 climaxed with a vision of Jesus Christ, and at age 47 Carry accepted the prohibi- tionist campaign as her divine calling. For Carry's followers her regular visions served as proof of heavenly guidance. But to critics, who noted her mother had died in a lunatic asylum, the vivid hallucinations were the mirages of an unbalanced mind. Violent encounters with the saioonkeepers of Kansas soon thrust Carry into the national limelight. She singlehandedly infused the polite and passive drive against alcohol with a bold new militancy. But a casual comment in September 1901 cost Carry her phenomenal popularity. As President William McKin- ley lay dying from an assas- sin's bullet, she said, "I shed no tears for this McKinley. He is a friend of the brewers." Newspaper reports of the heartless remark cost Carry her credibility and public standing. Abandoned over- night by friends and support- ers, she returned to Texas with vague plans for getting her crippled crusade back on track. Shortly before a scheduled speaking engagement on the University of Texas campus, Carry barged into an Aus- tin saloon with trademark hatchet in hand. A burly bartender met her at the door and ejected the famous visitor from the wicked premises, no small feat since the six-foot, 175-pound tavern wrecker put up quite a fight. Before Carry could address a crowd of curious students later that day, the event dis- solved into comic chaos. As I I *RED (eo-13)I • | 111:40) 2:10 4:40 7:109:45 | • | OOWLS OF GA'HOOLE (PG) [ • | I11:~) 2:15 4:30 6:50 9:10 | • | *JACKS (R) | • | t11:451 2:004:257:059:30 | • | OLIFE AS WE KNOW ff(~-13) | • /11:50) 2:20 4:55 7:30 10:00 II I 0.,o,,,,o,.,, ,.,11 112:05) 2:~ 5:05 7:40 10:10 • l t2:t91 3;1 0:20| • • I SOet~L NETWORK ~'G-13) I • • I (12:10) (1:00) 3:00 4:00 0:30 7:15 I • 9:1S 9:55~ow LqOWING ON 28CREENBI I1.,,.,,. ,.,ll • | 2:50 oqh I • • i CASe :~9 tm|i • | 111:'uq 4:359:5Q |• • J EASYA (PO-13) I II • |112:20) 2:35 4:50 7:00 9:20 [i iITOWN (R)|i i|t11:30) 2:05 4:~ 7:25 10:05 li mltNo Passes/Supemevers inn Country. It grows 3 to 4 feet in height and width and its feathery seed heads are tan. 3. Bamboo Muhley (Muldembergia dumosa) A tough, graceful grass, 4 to 5 feet tall. An Arizona native, it produces bamboo-like foli- age (not invasive) that moves gracefully in the wind. After the first hard freeze, it changes to a straw color, adding a new season to the landscape. 4. Coastal or Gulf Muhley (Muhlenbergta capillaries) Grows to about 2.5 feet in height and width, with green foliage. It produces cloud-like pink feathery seed heads, looking like a mist. Outstand- ingly beautiful! 5. Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) Creates white seeds on foliage that rarely grows to 2 feet. Its larger cousin - purple fountain grass - grows to 4 feet with burgundy foliage and bloom stalks. This plant is less hardy and has been known not to return after a cold winter. Mulching and the proper location are crucial to its success. My favorite way to use them in the landscape is to mass plant them, placing lower grass- es in front of the taller ones. If you have an unused flower bed and are wonder- ing what to do with it, try planting, in a mass, 3 to 4 Gulf muhley grasses in front and place 3 to 4 malden grasses behind. They will grow thick and help to keep the small weeds at bay. There are dozens of orna- mental grasses that are suit- able for our climate that you can experiment with. The malden grasses come in a variety of mature sizes and leaf and flower colors. There is one to look for that has stripes in the foliage called zebra grass. There is another one that has variegated foliage called cabaret. Then there is adagio and morning mist. Ornamental grasses can make your landscaping eas~ Happy gardening everyone. exas return she chewed out university of- ficials for denying her permis- sion to speak, a skittish horse pulling a wagonload of mail broadsided a tree sending let- ters flying. Alone and more a figure of ridicule than respect, Carry never regained her lost stat- ure. Her last trips to Texas were far from pleasant. In 1905 she visited Charlien at a San An- tonio sanitarium, where the young woman was confined for severe alcohol addiction. The next year at Cleburne, Carry was arrested for dis- tributing obscene material through the mail, a scandal- ous charge later dropped. Death came for Carry Na- tion in 1911 on the heels of a crippling stroke. Eight and a half years later, the temper- ance goal was achieved when liquor was outlawed. For better or worse, no one had fought harder for the ques- tionable cause than saloon- smashing Carry. Buy "Secession & Civil War" column collection for $14.20 and get "Outlaws & Lawmen" or "Revolution & Republic" at half price. Mail $21.30 to Bartee Haile, P.O. Box 152, Friendswood, TX 77549 or order on-line at twith.com. The Quality Care Your Pet Needs at Prices You Can Afford! LOW COST Held in front of H-E-B and Walgreens SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 104 Hasler t080 E. Hwy. 290 9am- 11 am 1 pm-2:30 pm • A~ ~ • A~ 6607 S IH-35 @ Wm. Cannon 6900 Brodie Ln. @ Wm. 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Percy Foreman 7 Dallas-based bus co. hound Liines 8 TXism: "thick ,as ticks _ _ hound clog" 9 TXism for "cu~rdted milk" 16 this Harper w=as in "No Country flor Old Men" with TXrns Jones & Harreelson 18 past state director of ASCS: Bennett 21 ........ Lago, TX 22 hot Tex-Mex ~green pepper: jam .................. 23 TXism: "couldtn't buy ........ for a nigthtmare" (poor) 24 Houston's" .......... -.- Monument" program 30 what you can visit in BanderS, TX ((2 wds.) 34 TX-bem actre~ss, Helmond (init..) 35 office equipm~ent 36 TXism:" as a jackelope" 37 hard to see th~is bear in TX, even att a zoo 39 this Terrell facility preserves vegetables for TDCJ (2 vwds.) 43 in Lamb Co. c)n 84 44 TX Gary Morrris' "______ Lonely" 45 "what?" 46 beach substance 47 unattached snake skin 49 late TX "Cowpokes" artist 52 Razorback state (abbr.) 53 "yes" so. of the border 54 official" ........... Day" in TX is last Friday in April 55 TXism:" ' the bull" (gossip session) 58 TXism:" ............. stand in the same pl~ce twice to cast a shadow" (thin) 59 TX Willie's " All Your Fault" 60 fish eggs 61 female deer DOWN 1 TX Buck Owens' ................ a Tiger . by the Tail" 2 in Robertson Co, on hwy 79 3 TXism: "slippery as ........................... pig" 4 this "timothy starred with TX-born Crystal Bernard on "Wings" 9 Charlton of film "Any Given Sunday with TX Quaid (init.) 10 "The Press" south of the border 11 "Enchanted Rock State Natural ................ " 12 city in Germany 13 cinder 14 TV's talking horse: "Mister " 15 Gov. Hubbard (|nit.) 17 7-Eleven started selling these "slushies" in '67 t9 Ranger Nolan threw 6th no-hitter in '90 against" A's" 20 Los Ebanos Ferry is pulled ................. 24 TX summer necessity (abbr.) 25 Wyatt Earp met ........... Holliday in TX 26 gem found in TX Coastal Plain 27 in Central TX: "Lost Forest" S by Charley & Guy Orbison Copyright 201 fl by Orb|son eros 49 :50 i51 ...... ~:~ ............. r P-981 28 in Shelby Co. on 84 29 the TX "Colorado" is that is confined only to TX 31 Love Field abbr. 32 Ranger C,J. star. 33 popular Austin wedding site: " the Hill" 38 former TX oil well firefighter "Red" 40 "Jim Creek" runs to Lake Brownwood 41 Dallas Co. was named after this V.P. (init.) 42 TXism: "works from can't see "(hard worker) 48 chili: TX state 50 a fancy "therefore" 5t Ranger Josh stat. 56 ................ Hill, TX 57 "life short" See Solution, page 4C