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ON-CALL CRISIS POOL WORKERS NEEDED. Part-time positions are available for after hours “on-call” crisis workers to respond to mental health crisis for Wilson and Karnes Counties. Duties include crisis interventions, assessments, referrals to stabilization services, and referrals for involuntary treatment services according to the Texas Mental Health Laws. You must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, etc. On-call hours are from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays vary. If selected, you must attend required training and must be able to report to designated safe sites within 1 hour of request for assessment. Compensation is at a rate of $200 per week plus $100 per completed and submitted crisis assessment, and mileage. If interested call Camino Real Community Services, 210-357-0359.
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Kristy Vela to pitch for Coastal Bend College

Kristy Vela to pitch for Coastal Bend College
Stockdale High School graduate Kristy Vela signs her letter of intent July 5 to attend school and play softball for Coastal Bend College in Beeville. Vela is joined by (back, from left) Superintendent Paul Darilek; Stockdale High School Principal Sandra Lynn; Vela’s mother, Stephanie Schultz; her grandmother, Juanita Vela; and (seated) Coach Ashley West.

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July 13, 2011
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STOCKDALE -- When the 2012 collegiate softball season begins, Stockdale High School graduate Kristy Vela will be in uniform for Coastal Bend College in Beeville. The 2011 graduate signed her letter of intent July 5 to attend school and pitch for the Cougars.

There were other school offers she considered, and Vela’s mother, Stephanie Schultz, said she was even offered opportunities to play volleyball, as well as softball. In the end, however, Vela felt playing softball for Coastal Bend was the best fit for her.

“I enjoyed my visit with the coach, and I’m excited with what he has been doing down there,” Vela said. “It felt like the best choice for me.”

Vela was a multisport athlete at Stockdale High School, and excelled in softball, volleyball, basketball, and track. The Lady Brahmas will undoubtedly feel her absence.

As she moves on to college, Vela plans to major in kinesiology, and would like to be a coach and teacher someday. She said her favorite subject is math, but admitted she doesn’t care much for English.

“I really like math,” she said with a chuckle. “I don’t know why, but I do.

“But English,” she added. “We were always writing essays. I hate writing essays.”

Vela is looking forward to meeting new people and starting her new life, but knows she will miss her friends and family a great deal. She is excited about playing softball for Coastal Bend, a sport she has enjoyed since the age of 8, but admitted she is also a little nervous about it all, too.

“I am nervous,” she said. “I’m nervous about how tough it’s going to be, and about all the new things I will have to get used to.”

Vela is close to her parents, and said it’s going to be tough not seeing her dad, Pete, and her mom every day.

“I know my mom wants me to go,” Vela said, “but is nervous that she won’t get to see me every day.”

“She is so right,” Stephanie said. “When you’re used to seeing your baby every day, its hard.”

Still, Stephanie is proud of her daughter, and said that the opportunity to play softball at the collegiate level is something they have been working toward since Vela was a little girl.

“I love watching her play,” Stephanie said. “I will always remember her as a little girl with a ponytail and glasses. She has always been a go-getter who did everything she could to win.

“But it’s a change for the better,” Stephanie said. “It’s another chapter in her life, and I’m very happy for her.”

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