Monday, January 30, 2012

"El papa tratará en México de violencia, dice funcionario vaticano"

"Vatican official says pope will address the issue of violence in Mexico"

Por Kristin Gobberg . Catholic News Service / Today's Catholic. Friday January 27, 2011.

"México ha experimentado en años recientes un aumento dramático en violencia relacionada con el crimen.

"Entre el 2007 y el 2010, 34,550 asesinatos fueron viniculados con el crimen, comparado con unos 8,900 tales asesinatos entre el 2000 y el 2006, según datos gubernamentales.

"En el 2010 solamente, ocurrieron casi 15,000 asesinatos por el crimen organizado, haciéndolo el peor año anotado para tal violencia..."

'Ole Dennis' spin:

"Mexico has experienced a dramatic increase in crime - related violence in recent years.

"Between 2007 and 2010, 34,550 killings were linked to [organized?] crime, compared with some 8,500 such killings between 2000 and 2006, according to [Mexican??] government data...

"In 2010 alone, there were 15,000 killings by organized crime, making it the worse year for such violence ever recorded ..."

January 31. Feast Day of Saint John Bosco.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"More Guns, Less Crime"

From the TFP's Crusade magazine. January / February 2012 issue.

"When the Supreme Court shot down Washington, D.C.'s Firearms Control Regulations Act in 2008, many politicians and media outlets predicted a bloodbath of crime and murder.

"Mayor Adrian Fenty foretold that More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence.

"Instead, the District's murder rates fell two - and - a - half times faster than the rest of the country.

"Robberies with guns fell by 25 percent, while robberies without guns fell by eight percent.

"Assaults with guns fell by 37 percent, while assaults without guns fell by 12 percent..."

Way to go, huh??!! :)

January 29. Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Friday, January 27, 2012

From Soviet Armored Divisions in 1956 to the European Unions' financial blackmail threats of 2012??!!

The Hungarian daily, Magyar Nemzet:

The European Union demands that Hungary drop corruption charges against socialist former president.

And ...

Hungary must also drop its legal definition of marriage "as being between a man and a woman..."

Or else?

You bet!!

From the Catholic newspaper The Wanderer. Thursday, January 26, 2012.

Original news item is: Human Life International [HLI] Tells Hungarians ... Stand Firm In Defense Of The Family.

"FRONT ROYAL, Va. Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, President of HLI, on January 11 called on Hungary's political leadership to stand strong against threats by the European Union to withhold financial aid if certain conditions were not met.

"The conditions, as reported by the Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet, were that the state must drop charges of corruption against its socialist former president, and it must drop a section in its new constitution which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman..."

Fr. Boquet compares the European Unions' blackmail threat against Hungary to England's against similar pro - life African nations.

"This situation is reminiscent of last month's threats by Britain to remove financial aid from those African nations who, like Hungary, realize what marriage truly is and defend it in their laws ..."

Good point, padre! :)

More info @

Mexican State of Coahuila officially institutes:

"Gun Battle Protocol."

For Parents, Teachers, Children -- in Schools.

From Radio XEMU ♪ ¡La Rancherita del Aire! ♫

And the Mexican equivalent of America's PTAs now have the "official word!"

Rule Number 1 for Teachers & Staff & Students: When gun battles rage between the Army & Cartel gunmen in the immediate vicinity of your school, don't gawk!

Don't use your cell phone to video - tape the live action.

Don't cluster around the windows.

Rule Number 2: Parents, keep clear away; it doesn't matter what your frightened youngsters are text - messaging you.

Rule Number 3: When the bullets start whipsawing through the windows, stay down!

Rule Number 4 Remember: It will be for the Army to determine when it's safe once more for you to both live and breathe...

Pretty good advice? You bet!

Some months back it was the news that effective immediately, Red Cross emergency workers were to be authorized bullet - proof vests...


What next! :(

January 27. Feast Day of Saint Angela Merici.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"When One Girl Stood Up"

From the American TFP's magazine Crusade.

Issue of January / February 2012.

"Anne - Marie Dust applied for the nurse residency program at Vanderbilt University in 2010 but was shocked to discover that Vanderbilt required her to certify in writing that she would agree to participate in providing abortions.

"With the help of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), she filed a federal complaint to the Department of Health and Human Services in early January 2011 objecting to the university's illegal discrimination [that forces] pro - life students to violate their federal rights of conscience.

"Anne - Marie told, You have to stand up for what is most important.

"Within twenty - six hours of ADF's letters, the university rescinded its policy and notified all of the program's participants that no health care provider is required to participate in a procedure terminating a pregnancy if such participation would be contrary to an individual's religious beliefs or moral convictions ..."

Way to go, Anne - Marie and ADF!! :)

Novedades en la frente ... Latest news from the Cartel War Front ...

Snippets of Mexican regional news from:

Radio XEMU ♪¡La Rancherita del Aire!♪

Tampico, Tamaulipas: Elements of the Fifth Infantry Battalion captured around ten (10) persons yesterday -- "suspected of involvement in organized delinquency."

Naturally, having had the bad luck to have been taken while still more or less alive and breathing, all suspects readily furnished authentic personal documentation, with the result that each person's full and complete name was promptly broadcast far and wide... :)

While no mention was made of weapons captured, the on site live radio report made it clear that at least several detainees were believed to be big fish, indeed!

Way to go amigos! :)

Meanwhile, locally, in Piedras Negras:

Bishop Treviño
shares his views live on the air


Endemic local police corruption.

Last night, while munching on PICO's fried chicken, we listened as his on - air comments ran roughly along these lines:

"It's not enough that cosmetic changes are being made in firing a handful of police personnel only to have them re - hired someplace else.

"Because such superficial actions aren't going to solve the problem of corruption.

"Instead, the problem of endemic police corruption must be dealt with from the very roots ..."

Way to go, vuestra merced ! :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

UTEP Spring Semester 2012: Moving right along!

"Solar panels help university go green ..."

And The UTEP Prospector's Ms. Jasmine Aguilera has today's lead story.

¡Adelante, Jasmine!

From the updated online version of Tuesday, January 24, 2012 09:01

"President Diana Natalicio conducted a ceremony January 20 recognizing the people involved in the construction of the largest solar PV (photovoltaic) arrays in El Paso when combined.

"One of the panels is placed on top of the Student Recreation Center and is 108 kilowatts.

"The second panel is located in the parking lot of the Facilities Services Building and is 78 kilowatts.

"Together the panels will produce enough energy to sustain about 53 residential homes and will save the campus about $28,000 a year, according to Ralph Martinez, Director of Energy Initiatives ..."

Way to go great people! :)

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

"Les révolutions sont les changements tentés ou réalisés par la force dans la constitution des sociétes..."

Arthur Bauer in 1908.

Quoted by Andreas V. Reichstein.

'Ole Dennis' personal spin - translation is:

"Revolutions are the changes attempted or carried out by force within the political fabric of pre - existing societies..."

Texas vs Mexico 1835 - 1836

A War of Independence or a Revolution??!!

More snippets, these from pages 193 - 194, found in Andreas W. Reichstein's Rise of the Lone Star ...

"With this sentence Arthur Bauer in 1908 defined revolution as social change by means of force..

"As handy as this definition sounds, it in turn raises a number of questions.

"What is change?

"What is force?

"What is society?

"[T]he thrust of the struggle of the Texas was not at all aimed at a change in the political system in Mexico or in Texas as a part of Mexico but at separation.

"No one wanted to change anything in Mexico itself.

"They were not turning against an oppressive system of government but rather against cohabitation with and in a foreign nation.

"[I]t was not at all the aim of the Texans to create a liberal Mexico or to make social change but to annex themselves to the United States.

"If the concept of Texas Revolution is to be kept as a term, it must be firmly established here that in the scholarly sense there was no revolution in Texas ..."

Interesting point of view, huh??!! :)

Mexican historian Elesio Paredes:

"Santa Anna was a bad Mason and a bad Mexican."

Page 8 of the unpublished masterpiece La Masonería Matamorose en la Historia y en la Leyenda.

Cited by German historian Andreas V. Reichstein in his Rise of the Lone Star: The Making of Texas. Bottom of page 191.

January 28. Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

January 27. Feast Day of Saint Angela Merici.

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Mujer narco surte a cárteles mexicanos"

"Identifica EU a poderosa Guatemalteca..."

"Woman narco supplying the Mexican cartels"

"U.S. identifies a powerful female Guatemalan ..."

"The American government identified yesterday the Guatemalan national Marllory Dadiana Chacón Rossell as one of the most powerful drug traffickers in Central America and the principle supplier of drugs to the various Mexican cartels ..."

Fuente original: PROCESO Zócalo / Washington, EU. Viernes 20 de enero de 2012.

Southwest Texas, U.S.A. 78832.

Members of other Brackettville, Texas H.S. graduating classes doing fine, too!

Not just 2012...

Especially the Classes of:

2011: Ms. Haley Hale & Ms. Erica Villanueva made the Fall 2011 Dean's List for Angelo State University.

2013: In recent H.S. Varsity Basketball against the Sabinal Jackets such Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish CCD Youth Group personalities as las reinas de la cancha Ms. Priscilla Aguirre & Ms. Selina Gerardo helped their sister BHS Tigrettes score points!

Congratulations to all you young ladies! :)

And to the Classes of 2015 and 2016 too:

They donated a "New display of our BISD school song ..." to the gym.

Artist Ms. Sandra Tate created the sign and BISD maintenance workers Mr. Tommy Sandoval & Mr. Javier Valdez "placed the new alma mater sign on the Tiger gym wall.."


♪Far above Las Moras River on a hallowed site♫
♫Stands our noble Brackett High School.♪
♪Bathed in golden light♫
♫Lift the chorus, speed it onward over hill and dale♪
♪Hail to thee beloved old high school♫
♫Brackett High School hail♪

Thanks to the Brackett News Weekly Thursday, Thursday, January 19, 2012.

January 26. Feast Day of Saint Titus & Saint Timothy.

January 25. Feast Day of the Conversion of Saint Paul.

January 24. Feast Day of Saint Francis De Sales.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kinney County, Texas: 57th Livestock Show.

Mr. Adam Resendez -- Saint Mary Magdalene Altar Server & BHS Athlete & CCD Youth Group Personality won prize for "2nd. Place Rabbit Buck."

Mr. Joaquin Solis -- San Blas / Saint Blaise community: "Most Improved Feeder" + "3rd. Place Meat Goat."

Ms. Alexa Lynn Solis -- San Blas / Saint Blaise community: "6th Place Meat Goat."

Way to go, great young people! :)

Thanks to the Brackett News Weekly. Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Southwest Texas, U.S.A.

Brackettville, 78832.

Brackett H.S. Class of 2012 members Mr. Brad Edwards & Mr. Eric Falcon university bound..

Mr. Edwards -- for a career in Physical Therapy.

Mr. Falcon -- for a career in Architecture.

Good luck, gentlemen! :)

From the Brackett News Weekly. Thursday, January 12 & Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Weekly compilation of regional military activity by

Mexican Radio
XEMULa Rancherita del Aire!♫

1) Cuatro Cienagas, Coahuila, Mexico: Mexican soldiers seize arms cache of roughly 20 rifles.

The rifles are more or less half and half, 5.56 mm & AK 47.

2) State of Tamaulipas: The Office of Mexico's Secretary of National Defense (SEDENA) announces substantial troop reinforcements for San Fernando - south of Brownsville, Texas -- and Nuevo Laredo, too...

Elements of special naval land and air combat units plus helicopters also reportedly involved.

3) Zaragoza de Coahuila -- south of Del Rio, Texas: soldiers seize around a dozen rifles "of different calibers," plus two shotguns -- one of which was a 20 gauge...

No reference to fatalities on either side.

Way to go, amigos! :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mandatory celibacy?

It's supported among:

" 81% of priests ordained less than 10 years ago but only [supported by] 38% of priests ordained between 30 and 40 years ago..."

Snippets from CNS reporter Nancy Frazier O'Brien's timely article Evidence 'incontrovertible' that priests are happy, research finds. In Today's Catholic. Friday, January 13, 2012.


The research also indicated that younger priests take seriously so - called "traditional prayer practices."

We're told that these are practices "such as eucharistic adoration and recitation of the rosary, but not out of a desire to return to a pre - Vatican II church. "

Plus as we've already quoted above, such younger priests "also are much more likely than those in the middle years of their priesthood to affirm the value of celibacy ..."

Not bad! :)

Old time Saint Sebastian's Day Calypso song!!

♪There once was a family who lived on the isle ...

♫Of Saint Sebastian for a long, long while!♪

♪The head of the family was a Harlem man ....

♫His younger brother, his name was Ram

♪Now, the Harlem man, he kept in a tower,

♫A wife so pretty, like a great white flower ...♪

♪Until one day the younger brother climbed up the tower,

♫And that's when all the badness and the trouble start ...♪

Ah, woe! Ah, me!

Pain and sorrow for the family!

Ah, woe! Ah, me!

Pain and sorrow for the family!

♪The wife and the brother, they want to go --

♫But the Harlem man he tells them no ..♪

El Coronel Villista y su sobrina bisnieta, "la profe!"

A fine, interesting viewer response to last year's "Orgia de Sangre" posting!

"The Coronel, José Maria Jaurrieta is my great, great uncle.

"I have searched for literature that he has written and I believe he has two books.

"How can I get a hold of his post - Villa life?

"I ran across an article once where it seemed like he moved to El Paso and eventually owed a laundering facility.

"Can you give me any leads?"

You bet!

Assuming he wrote in Spanish, do what I'd do:

Cruise the library data - bases of really BIG university libraries in:

Argentina and Spain.

Just for starters!

Then, UT Austin, Harvard, Yale etc.

If what you're looking for is "out there," then you'll most likely find it!

Good luck, and thanks for the input! :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Parish in Brackettville, Texas 78832:

Ready for the Winterfest Carnival of Sunday February 19, 2012.

Jerry Lee to help his dad rope the five(5) Goats already pledged by their family 100% free of charge ...

For some good Parish $$$ Fund - Raising $$$ Winter Carnival Plate Sales, @ $6.00 a plate.

Buy your tickets now...

Avoid the rush! :)

Southwest Texas U.S.A. 78832.

Knowledgeable local press rates our 57th Annual Kinney County Texas Livestock Show "a success!"

44 young people in 4H & FFA participated!

Congratulations to Mr. Joaquin Solis for putting Spofford on the map with his well - earned "most - improved Feeder Prize!"

Thanks, too, to the excellent coverage by the Kinney Count Post. Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

A great job, everyone! :)

Maybe NEXT YEAR we'll be seeing Poultry Competition -- Ducks, Chickens and Geese!

January 21. Feast Day of Saint Agnes.

January 20. Feast Day of Saint Fabian & Saint Sebastian.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A flourishing Roman Catholic Penitentiary Apostolate ...

"Confirmations held at Connelly Unit"

In Today's Catholic. Friday, January 13, 2012.

Beneath group photo of inmates and clergy:

"Confirmation was held at the Connelly Unit in Kenedy, Dec. 16.

"Twenty six inmates were confirmed and their sponsors also took part in the liturgy.

"Presiding with Archbishop Gustavo García - Siller, MSpS, were the chaplain, Father Joseph Varghese; Father Norbert Herman from Kenedy: Father Jonathan Felux, the archbishop's priest secretary; and Deacon Edward Ferguson ..."

Terrific job, everyone!! :)

And in a still - developing part of the Third World ...

"A woman called to report a missing goat ..."

Southwest Texas, U.S.A.

Brackettville 78832.

Kinney County Sheriff's Report

Courtesy of the Brackett News Weekly. Thursday. January 12, 2012.

"Thursday, January 5

"A woman called to report a missing goat.

"The goat is white with gray and has a S4 Farm livestock tag #59 on its ear. .."

"Sunday, January 8

"A man called to report loose cattle on Hwy 674 15 miles from Brackettville.

"The ranch foreman was contacted ..."

Way to go, great people!! :)

Un saludo cordial a los artistas -- ellos que tocan los cuerdas de sus guitarras-- de Argentina :)

♪No necesito silencio ... ♫
♫andar y andar ... ♪
♪Yo no tengo en que pensar... ♫


♫Entre los pájaros cantores ... ♪
♪Sólo el macho es él que nos canta ...♫

¿Así lo es? :)


¡México no es Argentina -- ni tampoco es Argentina México!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012.

Southwest Texas, U.S.A. Zip 78832.

And as Brackettville's Saint Mary Magdalene's Catholic Parish Church Bulletin for Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15, 2012 announces:

Monday, "January 16, 2012: Women's Prayer & Worship Group @ 6:30 p.m."


"A.C.T.S. News

"Women's A.C.T.S. Prayer Group Meets every third Monday of the Month ..."

'Way to go, ladies!

As we noted in our gold - covered prayer book on January 14, 2009 -- three ( 3) years ago "For success of Women's ACTS [in getting stove, etc] ..."

Three weeks later the first lump sum $500.00 cash donation was handed over to Ms. Corina Hernandez -- and we've been proud supporters of ACTS every since!

You bet! :)

Last Wednesday's 3:00 p.m. ritualistic human slaughter ...

at the altar of Fr. Henry Clay Hunt III's former parish Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Helotes, Texas:

1) Just one more act of random domestic violence?

2) Or a murderous satanic sacrificial ritual, given that many scholars of Nahuatl claim that Guadalupe translates roughly as "She who crushes the head of the serpent..."

3) Plus, many Christians, for example, believe that 3:00 p.m. was when Jesus Christ died on the Cross.

4) Perhaps, then, this bloodbath was intended to be a satanic message directed -- to -- ???

Note: While both the victim Ms. Zeferina Fina Castillo and her killer were Catholics, neither one seemed to be members of that congregation.

So, was the killer paying off a so - called "satanic debt"-- one that first called for the ritual slaughtering of an innocent victim, and then shooting himself to death?

Anybody reading yesterday's front page article in the San Antonio EXPRESS - NEWS can't fail to see how angry and upset both Archbishop Gustavo García - Siller, MSpS. and the parish congregation were when he personally officiated at a special liturgical ceremony in their church sanctuary Sunday...

Pretty sure Mr. Brian Chasnoff's article is available online, too...

A nasty sad business .... :(

January 17. Feast Day of Saint Anthony.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"Could God send his only - begotten Son, true God and true man,

"to become true God and true Martian?

"I don't know enough to exclude it, and I can't limit God..."

Father George Coyne, S.J.

"Director, The Vatican Observatory, 1978 -- 2006."

Interviewed by U.S. Catholic. Published in the February, 2012, issue.

Way to go, padre! :)

Friday, January 13th - Saturday, January 14th -- 2012.

Kinney County, Texas Livestock Show!! :)

January 14. Feast Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

January 13. Feast Day of Saint Hilary.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From The Wanderer. Thursday January 5, 2012.

"Africans Make Up Half Of France's Foreign Priests"

"Citing a report in the French Catholic newspaper, La Croix, the U.K. Catholic Universe reported December 2 that there there are more than 600 Catholic priests from Africa serving in France's Catholic parishes, supported by more than 1500 African men and women religious.

"The report in part said France was now home to more than 600 parish priests from Africa, with a further 150 studying theology.

"The paper said 120 had come from the Democrtaic Republic of Congo alone, and dozens more from Benin, Congo - Brazzaville, Cameroon and Burkina Faso, while some 1500 African monks and nuns were also ministering in the country's 95 dioceses, many of which had attracted only a handful of vocations over the past decade..."

One priest, the 51 - year - old Fr. Joseph Longo commented "I've had no difficulty being accepted - although as an African, I'm surprised at the indifference towards religion in France, especially among the young. My own country was evangelized by French missionaries, and their work is bearing fruit as we now bring the faith back to France ."

Meanwhile, back in Africa ....

"La Croix added that 64 French priests and 1500 French monks and nuns were serving on long - term Church projects in Africa, along with 1,200 lay Catholic volunteers ..."

Way to go great and good people!

Both Africans and French.. . :)

Monday, January 09, 2012

Fort Worth ISD gives gay - activist teacher of German --

Kristopher Franks
-- of Western Hills High School

"paid vacation!"

He formally accused freshman student Dakota Ary of "possible bullying..."

Dakota's crime?

Commenting to a fellow student:

"I'm a Christian and, to me, being homosexual is wrong..."


German teacher Franks has a habit of "continually bringing up the topic of homosexuality in German language class..."


Fort Worth ISD backed down.

They even sent an apologetic letter to Dakota Ary's legal representative, Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

"Shortly after the incident, TFP Student Action launched a petition urging Western Hills High School to completely clear Dakota Ary's record.

"Very soon, over 7,500 people contacted the school to express their protest and concern..."

And Franks?

"Franks was temporarily placed on administrative leave with pay, but more importantly, the School District must now protect students from being bullied into accepting homosexuality ..."

Snippets from the original source by Zachary Long Student Vindicated After Wrongful Suspension. In the current issue of the TFP magazine, Crusade, January / February 2012.

Way to go guys! :)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Hey, UTEP! ¡Hey, Familia!

¡Adios, Ms. MEChA!

¡Adios, Ms. Celia Aguilar ...!

And now [The UTEP PROSPECTOR, Thursday, December 1, 2011] as she looks back to her arrival at UT El Paso and the shattered remnants of MEChA:

"All I came across were remnants of MEChA, so I decided to take it upon myself to reform the group.

"In the two years that I've been here, I've seen the organization flourish from a small group of five core members to what it is now ..."

♪And now she's [graduated and] gone ...♫
♫Woe, woe, woe, tragedy..♪ :(

¡Ay, comadre!

¡Ora, UTEP!

¡Ora, MEChA!

¡Adelante, DESTINO!

"Doctors determined that it is human heart tissue from the center of the heart..."

"Eucharistic Miracle Confirmed"

From the American TFP's magazine, Crusade. January / February 2012.

www.tfp org.

"In 2006, several Polish news sources reported that a Eucharistic miracle happened in a church in Sokolka, Poland.

"A Host was accidentally dropped, and then turned red.

"The priest, following standard procedure, placed the Host in water for several days but it did not dissolve.

"Doctors have since examined the red Host and determined that it is human heart tissue from the center of the heart.

"In October 2011, the local ordinary, Bialystok Archbishop Edward Ozorowski, announced the confirmation of the miracle saying that: 'the substance of Christ's Body and Blood has become available to the human senses...'"

January 7. First Saturday.

January 7. Christmas Weekday.

January 7. Feast Day of Saint Raymond of Peñafort.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Cardinal Francis George!

"The rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan;

"the rhetoric of some of the gay liberation people --

"who is the enemy?

"Who is the enemy?

"the Catholic Church ..."

Chicago's Cardinal Francis George unburdens himself to the Fox Chicago Broadcast anchors on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

Snippet from the Catholic newspaper, The Wanderer. Thursday, January 5, 2012.

The Cardinal: "You know, you don't want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.

"So I think if that's what's happening, and I don't know that it is, but I would respect the local pastor's, you know, position on that..."

When pushed by Fox Chicago's Mike Flannery & Dane Placko, the old Cardinal stayed with it, telling them:

"The rhetoric if the Ku Klux Klan; the rhetoric if some of the gay liberation people -- who is the enemy?

"Who is the enemy?

"The Catholic Church.. ."

Way to go, your eminence! :)

January 9. The Baptism of the Lord.

January 8. U.S.A: The Epiphany of the Lord.

January 6. "Epiphany in Mexico!" :)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Southwest Texas, U.S.A.

New Year's Resolutions 2012.


Plus New Year's wishes, too!

For 2012.

Here's what some of our Kinney County, Texas -- zip 78832 -- fellow residents shared with the Kinney County Post. Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Chica Hernandez -- "Allow Jesus Christ to lead me daily."

Janie DeHoyos -- "A more friendlier Community."

Monica Castillo -- "a more peaceful community."

Nora Rivas -- "Be more loving and understanding."

Sarah Terrazas --"In 2012, I want to be more of a blessing to others."

Sahara Rodriguez -- "I wish to continue strong in my faith, and use that faith as my backbone in combating and persevering through any challenge that comes my way.."

Good for you all, great people!

Hmm ... and now?

It's add - on time, from yours truly: "To go through the face - saving motions of becoming self - motivated, instead of always leaving the initiative up to anybody else, Yeah!" :)

Want to know what's going on in Roman Catholic Rome, Italy?

Or more particularly Inside The Vatican??

We were told this morning that the first four (4) 6 - month Gift Subscriptions to Inside The Vatican magazine are already outbound to lucky people in Zip 78832.

So: Do YOU want to be lucky, too?

Be among the first five(5) good folks to contact us directly from here within Zip 78832 -- you'll get yours, too!

Think we're fooling??

Check it out!! :)

"Learning Christ"

A sort of ecumenically Spiritual New Year's Resolution!

A snippet:

"Teach me, my Lord, to be sweet and gentle in all the events of life, in disappointments, in the thoughtlessness if those I trusted, in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.

"Let me put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others, to hide my pains and heartaches, so that I may be the only one to suffer from them.

"Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes across my path.

"Let me so use it that it may mellow me, not harden nor embitter me; that it may make me patient, not irritable.

"That it may make me broad in my forgiveness, not narrow, haughty and overbearing.

"May no one be less pure, less true, less kind, less noble for having been a fellow traveler in our journey toward Eternal Life.

"As I go my rounds from one distraction to another, let me whisper from time to time, a word of love to Thee.

"May my life be lived in the supernatural, full of power for good, and strong in its purpose of sanctity.


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Southwest Texas, U.S.A.!

Cows break loose & dispute RR right - of - way with Union Pacific!

From the Brackett News Weekly. Thursday, December 29, 2011.

"Kinney County Sheriff's Report

"Monday, December 19.

"A Union Pacific employee called to report three cows on the railroad tracks three miles before Cline on the north side.

"The owner of the loose cows was notified ..."

Way to go, guys! :)

Spofford, Texas's Sra. Paulita Solis' Grandson, Jersey #24 is ready to fly!

Big sisters Cecilia Solis & Celina Montalvo are proud, too!

Along with parents Joel & Sarah Terrazas!

Class of 2012 BHS Senior Mr. Joelson Terrazas plans to major in music!


To "follow God's plan."

From the Brackett News Weekly. Thursday, December 29, 2011.

Maybe he'll "someday" have a career as a Roman Catholic priest - professor in "Music Ministry," at a brand - new Southwest Texas Seminary, huh?

Hey, why not??!!

In either case, we wish him the very best of luck! :)