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Lost: Female German Shepherd, 2 years old, pink collar. Lost from Hickory Hill/Great Oaks area off FM539, La Vernia on Thurs. Feb. 4 Reward! (830) 947-3465
Bear, please come home! Missing since October 22, 2014, black Manx cat (no tail), shy. Reward! Help him find his way home. 210-635-7560.
Lost: Male Red Nose Pit Bull, "Chevy," wearing an orange collar, friendly, last seen on County Road 403. 830-477-6511 or 830-534-9094.
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The City of Floresville is currently accepting applications for the following position: ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER PART-TIME. A complete job description and application form may be obtained at City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas 78114, Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.; or Floresville website, Deadline to submit application is 5:00 PM on February 5, 2016. The City of Floresville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, nationality, related medical condition or handicap.
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A giant playground

A giant playground

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This oak tree on the Louis F. Hons homestead near Hobson provided a natural playground for nine siblings growing up there. Cathy Green, the second from the youngest, remembers playing "in little" for hours on end under the shade of this giant oak. "We would create entire miniature villages -- building houses from sticks and pebbles, making roads, and using pieces of bricks or wood for cars and trucks since we didn't have toy cars and trucks to play with," she recalls. "We also spent many hours climbing this tree and playing tree chase among the highest branches or swinging from a rope as we practiced our 'Tarzan' yell. We would also fly through the air on a zip line running from high in the tree to the nearby cistern platform. We would grab hold of the stick hanging from the pulley, say 'courage, courage, courage,' and jump and zoom down. We had to be sure to let go and hit the ground before we ran into the cistern!" Surely it was enough to give any parent a heart attack, but it was great fun and cultivated an active imagination for the nine children and, later, for thirty-something grandchildren! The tree now serves as a playground and hangout for many great-grandkids during family gatherings.

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