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December 14, 2011

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Hays Free Press December 14,2011 PHOTO BY SF.AN KIMMONS With lights flashing and carols booming from the shiny red fire truck, San- ta continues his hunt for all the good little girls and boys in Kyte. The Kyle Fire Department will be bringing Santa to visit neighborhoods throughout the area from 6:30-9:30 p.m. throughout the next week. December 14: Silverado and Spring Branch ,. December 15: Quail Ridge and Downtown Kyle RULES FOR SANTA VISITS: 1. If your home is on a cul de sac, please go to the near- est main intersection to see Santa. 2. Please stay on the side- walk or on your yard. 3. Do not approach fire de- partment vehicles while they are moving. 4. Watch for Santa's elves - they're handing out candy canes! 5. If you have a child with special needs please send an email to workshopsanta@ yahoo.corn to make arrange- ments for us to make a special visit. December 16: Amberwood and Indian Paint Brush December 17: Plum Creek December 18: Hometown Kyle and Bradford Meadows j December 19: i Arroyo Ranch, Dove iHollow and Quail Meadowsi December 20" Mountain City, MeadowWoods, Hidden Oaks, Plum Greek on Kohlers Crossing li "!" A 7ith the holidays com- I [ I[ ing up, that means holiday reading for everyone. Libraries lose a lot of money through lost, dam- aged or stolen materials and many times books cannot be replaced. Here are some book care tips to help keep library books in great condition: Keep books away from wa- ter. Books don't do well when splashed or immersed in water. Please do not expose books to the rain- use a plastic bag to cover them and place them in the book drop or wait until the library is open to return them. Wash your hands before reading a book Clean and dry hands help prevent damage to the pages. Place books offthe floor where pets and very young children won't be able to get to them without supervision. Together with your child(ten), create a special place or bookshelf for borrowed library books. Watch for those for markers, pencils and crayons, too. Use bookmarks to keep your place in a book. Turning down corners can wear and tear the pages of the book. Take care in how the books are handled so that undue stress is not placed on the spine CHECK IT of the book. This can cause pages and entire sections of the book to become loose and lost. Please be sure to return books, magazines, videotapes and DVDs when do~e with reading or viewing them. This allows others to enjoy these materials as well. r If you lose or damage an item, please call andispeak with the librarian. The Kyle Public Library phone number is 268- 7411. I We make every attempt to catch damaged library materi- als before they are placed on the shelf, but with sol many books, videos and DVDs, it isn't always possible to catch damaged items. Please help us by bringing it to our attention when you find such an item. Together, we can all help keep library materials pleasant for future readers to usei Cam Waits is the Assistant Librarian at the Kyle iCommu- nity Library. i 122 Main Street 11 Downtown Buda at the traffic'light III Open every day II 468-4451 295-6 NEIGHBORS Coyotes c i T~. dmund J' Davis and six I'-i other Radical Republi- ~ .J'HIS WEEK .Ldcans b~gan, writing, in. iI strict secreo ' me constitution ~~ Ni~ii~ii for the "Statl ~ of West Texas" on Dec. 16, ] 868, but the ~i~ overconfide~ it Coyotes were Page 3C s conspire carve up votes to elect Davis presiding ous nickname Coyotes. officer but not enough to pass In a fiery speech, Davis their program. After weeks defended division as a neces- of contentious stalemate, the sary measure for keeping faction fight turned violent former Confederates power- as delegates duked it out on less. Branding"magnanimity the convention floor. Brawls to rebels" as "weakness or getting ahea 5 of themselves, and shouting matches made stupidity," he roared, "They The secor d round of the exciting copy for the daily are not fit to govern, and they Republican, :ontrolled consti- By a margin of 35-15, the state newspapers and gave theshall not govern again!" tutional con 7ention had been house of representatives put gathering a chaotic carnival Despite countermoves by gaveled to o: der eight days the unpopular plan out of its atmosphere. The exhausted the moderates, the State of earlier in Au ;tin. Although misery, delegates finally demanded a West Texas resolution passed the official t~ Lsk of the rowdy Delegates to the 1868 break and forced a recess on in late January. Following ad- assembly w~ s to rewrite the constitutional convention met Aug. 31. But a three-month journment of the convention, Lone Star ch arter, at the top on June i to recast the Texas hiatus failed to cool tempers both factions sent emissaries of the agend a was a Radical foundation in the Reconstruc- on either side. to Washington to plead their proposal to ,:arve up Texas like lion mold. Only a handful When the body reconvened respective cases. a Christmas turkey, of Democrats were present on Dec. 8, a state of war exist- The incoming administra- As any Te2 an worth his or because the vast majority of ed between the Radicals and tion of President U.S. Grant her salt kno~ csi the state was their supporters were barred their moderate foes. To make realized the Coyotes were admitted to :he Union with from the ballot box for having matters worse, the convention provoking a crisis certain to the right to s ubdivide into as fought for the Confederacy. was 11 delegates short. Three aggravate an already seri- many as fou: new domains. Hoping to halt the Radical had died, four had resigned ous situation. It was tough Not as well ~ hewn is how crusade for a divided Texas, and four others did not bother enough to impose Recon- often the idc a was entertained the pragmatic Democrats to return, struction rule on one Texas, and how clo ;e the Lone Star sided with the moderate wing On Dec. 18, Chairman but two? Davis and his disap- State came t ) being dismem- of the GOP. Davis declared the question of pointed comrades were told in bered durinl; Reconstruction. Kingpins of the Radical division to be in order, and the no uncertain terms to shelve Division ~ raS first recom- fraction were Edmund J. Da- wild debate resumed. Mean- their risky scheme, and the mended in ] 844 during the vis, former judge and future while, Davis, Newcomb and Lone Star State stayed intact. heated deba te over an-governor, James P. Newcomb, five cronies spent their nights nexation. Sea. Thomas Hart a San Antonio newspaper secretly drafting the State of Last chance to get "Tor- Benton of Missouri suggested . editor and G.T. Ruby, leader West Texas constitution, nadoes, Hurricanes & Other bisecting th!~ giant applicant, of the black Union League. Copies of the bylaws of the Disasters," the latest'Best of making one state free and These ambitious firebrands unapproved creation were This Week in Texas History" the other sla ve in order to envisioned a separate state distributed to the delegates on column collection, in time maintain th~ delicate balance encompassing all of South Jan. 6, 1869. This high-handed for Christmas! Order today at between No :th and South: Texas and a sizable southern maneuver alienated potential or mail a check for Over the i Lext decade, vari- chunk of theWest, converts and earned for the $14.20toBarteeHaile, P.O.Box ous scheme:; were put forth The trio's strategy was to Davis clique the contemptu- 152, Friendswood, TX 77549. for cutting ~[ .~xas down to size isolate die-hard Rebs in by spiteful sI mkesmen from their traditional eastern envious loc~ les. However, stronghold, while consoli- in 1852 a na ive politician dating Radical influence in unveiled his own controversial a staunchly Republican plan. Hopir g to exploit the state with San Antonio as perennial rb 'alry of East and the capital. The plan was West Texas, i ames W. Flana- favored by the Germans gan, a Rusk, ;0unty represen- of Central Texas, most of tative, callec for partitioning whom remained pro-Union along the BI izos River. throughout the Civil War, "Who wi[ be willing to and residents of the Alamo give up the i tame of Texas?" City hungry for the prestige a leading ne wspaper asked, and prosperity the change "Who will gi ve up the blood- would bring. stained wall of the Alamo?" 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Bo~ " Armstrong _>2 a Great .ake 59 TXism: "don't .>3 "neither' 9" sidekick get your shorts ~4 Mexicar, beer liked _ _ knot" ~4o4~ by TXn~ 60 TXism: "couldn't 30 TX-bas~ d '91 fiIm lick his upper ......... corned " (weakling) t3 TXism:" Roughn ~ss" 6~ dir. to Waco from more of them than 34 this age t. bperates Fort Worth liars in Texas" 33 Mexican holiday: TX vete an hospitals 14 news agcy. "Diez _ __ _ 35 this nat' grocer has DOWN t5 TXism: guilty as .~._~. Septiembre" adairyi3TX 1 TXism:"the ..___ t7 TXism:"three _ 38 truck rubber 36 snake~i~ e Gulf fish ~. wagging the dog" ........ the wind" (drunk) 40 "bear" south of 37 thiS TX ~iltie Sol had 2 locomotive t9 Catholic 9-day the border a highly publicized 3 Fort _______, TX devotions 41 lease fraud tribal in ~64 4 "Fort Griffin State 20 obliterates 28 John Wayne 42 landscape needing 39 TXism: I'sfie has to Historic " 24 this TX Kite has 19 starred in '35 film littte or no water sneak 3 On _ 9 TXism: "old __ dirt" PGATour wins (inK)~Texas ......................... " 48 gem found in TX 10 in Matagorda Co. 25 ~at for Ranger 29 Ranger or Astro 50 weeder (2 wds.) her hair' (homely) off hwy. 35 Colby Lewis mistakes 51 ABC reporter from 43 large fis r~ing net 11 boat propellers? 26 in Hopkins Co~ on tl 31 corporate "top dog" TX, Donaldson ~4 Glen R( se, TX was 12 national "public 27 TXism: "never look " (abbr.) 56 TXism: "happy as a briefly k ~own asdiplomacy" agcy. _ __ horse in the 32 this owl is found in dog with two " "Glen " from '53-'99 mouth*' Rio Grande Valtey 57 in Ellis Go. on 1-45 See Solution, page 4C +