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[,~ ? ri : ~,, '~ A~ .i .' + HaysFreePress.com RULING UPHELAD. Court of appeals did not overturn a decision finding City of Kyle's building regulations are fair. - Page 1D November 17, 2010 * Page lC Santa's comin' back to Kyle KYLE Wiall know that Santa is ruing to Kyie on or efore December 25th, but he has recently agreed to make an early stop on Decem- ber 1 Santa actually stopped by the Parks Department office last week to finalize the plans, and no one recognized him. He had the beard and rosy cheeks, but he had a few pounds to gain. He agreed to tour the town on Wednesday, December 1, after school lets out. He will arrive at Kyle City Hall around 4:30 p.m. to visit all that want to talk with him. H-E-B Plus will be on hand to take picUtres with Santa. School choirs will be sing- ing their hearts out in front of the Historic Kyle Train Depot beginning at 4:45 p.m. Elementary, middle and high school choirs from Hays CISD are scheduled throughout the evening. The Historic Kyle Train Depot is located across Front Street from Kyle City Hall. The complete schedule of each school and details of the evening are available at www.kylepard.com. Front Street, between Center and Lockhart streets, will be dosed to traffic after lunch on December 1 so stages, sound, lights and vendors can set up for the evening's events. Plenty of parking is available on Front Street south of Center Street. Please be very careful crossing the street andstay away from the train tracks. Located next to the Train Depot, the City Christmas Tree will be lit at 6 p.m. when selected children help Mayor Johnson "flip" the candy cane switch All the lights in down- town will magicallylight up as well. The other holiday attrac- tion in Kyle will bring music and lights together in a unique show at the Kyle Pool Stop by the Kyle Pool at Gregg-Clarke Park, 1100W. Center St, any evening in December and tune your car radio to 100.1 FM and enjoy. The season of believing and sharing begins now. Feel the fall in your bones ODDS& Fall has arrived and the Norther came through with a vengeance, with high winds, lightning and thunder in some parts of Uhland. A report of 1 ',~ inches of rain was reported. More is needed, maybe next time The church service for members and guests of St. John Lutheran Church by Pastor Roger Hotopp was well attended, as was the called congregational meeting. The community Thanksgiving din- ner that followed was enjoyed by many, including several guests and members. Jim and See ODDS & ENDS, pg. 2C Author of "Will of the People" displayed this disclaimer next to his book, "Reoognizing Our Right To Consent". PHOTOS BY BRENDA STEWART It took all kinds at Texas Author Day and Phil Irwin took his place at the helm of this eclectic event. With an easy laugh and casual manner, this "Whiskey Rebel" entertained fellow authors and fans alike. Writers gather for annual Texas Author Day BY BRi~NDA STEWART brenda@hpysfreepresscom | T Tot on thelheels of the intema- ]['-I tionally l~uded Texas Book Fes- I ! dvalinAl~stin, the SanMarcos Public Library c~ntinued ,the tradition of showcasing the Lone Stars wordsmiths and illustrators On Sunday, hosting the 7th annualTexa~ Author Day. At this moderately sized event, 34 authors and illustrators seated behind tables that snaked throughout the rear of the library, greeted readers and cur]- osity seekers. Heralding everything- from coffee table books rife with stunning photo- graphs of Texas rivers, small chapbook- like travel guides and ghost tales from around the state- the authors drew the literati in with stacks of shiny new books and the promise of a good read. Librarian RobinWood, who coordinat- ed the event, said that the concept of the Texas Author Day arose as requests for local book signings climbed. Throughout the years, the event has hosted up-and- coming authors as well as established writers and national prize winners. Several years ago local middle school hero, Rick Riordan, was a featured au- thor just before Ms blockbuster "Light- ning Thief" was published, and read a selection from it. Celebrated novelist and screenwriter Sarah Bird has also been a guest in years past. On Sunday, Diane Gonzales Ber- trand, winner of several Latin Literary Awards, read from her work and im- plored the audience to take note of their family history and customs and make a record of it so that it is not lost and forgotten. Tom Grimes, director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Texas State University, read from his latest O~e C~v.elos Bertrand work, "Mentor: A Memoir. Bill Soyars took ~he audience on a journey through h~s Texas past reading from A Passionat~ Trail", and author and musician Laurie Jasinski presented a slide show of vintage photographs chronicling early transportation and the discovery of dinosaur tracks in her new- est book, "Dinosaur Highway. A History of Dinosaur Valley State ParE" Refiecting the audience in atten- dance, the books seemed to span the generations running the gamut from children's literature to a how-to guide for dealing with aging parents. The event showcased genres rang- ing from Texana to romance, politics to Christian inspirational, attracting an impressive army of authors and artists from across the state and providing a venue for them to qonnect with fellow authors and bibliol~hiles alike. th w' k h o the Severn Decades Iow Writers ' Wor aBop Kyle author, Diana Castilleja, (abowe fight) whose work has been descfibeed as "romance that thrives in dark place~," chats with fellow romance novelilist Kathleen J. Shields as they met fans at.rid promoted their work at Texas Author Dmy. Writer, historian and folk musician Laurda E. Jasinski (right) regaled the crowd con Sunday with vintage photography,', a guitar solo entitled "Dinosaur Waltzz," tales of Texas backroads and tl'he founding of Dinosaur Valley State ParCk. At right, Jasinski holds an original Tex=ts road sign created by the WP/A. Reunions and BUDA BITS ThMe Buda/Mountain City MS Club and the .JL Kyle MOMS Club joined together Monday at The Jumpy Place in Kyle for a mixer to benefit the Ronnie Cruz fam- ily, The owners of The lumpy Place donated $1 from each admission to the family and the MOMS groups contributed food to stock the Cruz family's pantry. Ronnie Cruz was seri- ously injured in an automobile accident near Buda Elementary School in May of this year. last week Lee Howell walked into the Onion Creek Senior Center and immediately spied a familiar looking couple. "lba-us out that the couple, Harold and Jere Christian, were neighbors of Howell when they all lived in E1 Paso. Howell moved to Buda in the 1990s and had lost contact with the Christians. What a surprise to find out that they had settled in Buda in Febm~ The Grizzles - Randal, Sara, Grant and Garison - were surprised and honored to have Med Kefleazighi visit their home last Sunday evening. Ke- fleazighi was the 2004 Olympic ~ilver Medalist Marathon win- her and also the Nework City M athon winner in 2009 ooo " Another Hays County His- torical Commission video pro- gram will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Kunkel Room at Buda Elementary School The program will fea- ture one time Wunberley artist Buck Wmn's larger than life works from the 1930s through the 1970s. The public is invited to attend this free event Peggy TheJ;repared the following casserole for a recent covered dish meal at the Onion Creek Senior Citizens Center and several people requested that the recipe be printed in this colunm. SPINACH CHEESE CASSEROLE 4 eggs, lightly beaten 36 oz. cottage cheese 1 Ib grated cheddar cheese Y2 c. flour 1 tsp gadic powder 1 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt dash black popper 20 oz. chopped spinach, thawed & well-drained 1 cup grated Swiss cheese Mix all ingredients except Swiss cheese and pour into greased 9x13 glass Pyrex dish. Top with Swiss cheese. Bake at 325* for 50 to 60 minutes until mp is lightly browned. Richard Harlow celebrated his birthday last week by cook- ing dinner for his family. Hope they all bought the gifts! co Birthdaywishes go out to Larry Bishop, Carolyn Mc- Kenna, Alice Reeves on Nov. 19; Pat Ford on Nov. 21. Anniversary wishes go out to Audrey & Bob Elder on Nov. 21 and Becky & Pat Beck on Nov. 23. Just a reminder, schools will be closed Monday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving holidays. VNe thank you for your Loyalty aLnd for continuing to recognize tlhe ARC Advantage .... Seee Norman's video & read the ARC story at. MyARCsmrv, com +