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Sheriff, police chief defend handler of missing dog
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE — Sheriff Carlos Carrizales Jr. and Police Chief Joe Treviño were defending Beeville Police Department canine handler Sgt. Jason Alvarez this week. A recent story broadcast by a Corpus Christi television station reported that the disappearance of a BPD dog from Alvarez’s back yard was not the first police canine to escape from that yard. Treviño said he refused to confirm the disappearance of a dog named Amoc from the yard five years ago when Alvarez was handling that dog for the Bee County Sheriff’s Office. Yet the TV station reported that the chief had confirmed the story. “I don’t know what happened when he was working for the sheriff’s office,” Treviño said. “I’m in no position to confirm or deny what happened five years ago.” Carrizales said he always has had faith in Alvarez’s ability. He said Amoc was a typical dog and like any dog he would escape a yard if he got a chance. Not long after Amoc disappeared from the yard his body was found and investigators determined that Amoc probably had been hit by a car. Police dogs are smart, highly trained and in excellent health. Carrizales hinted that if a dog of that caliber wants to get out of a yard badly enough, not much can stop him. Treviño said he plans to take steps to see that the BPD’s dogs are kept in a more secure location. Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers organization now is able to offer a $6,000 reward for the recovery of Irk and the arrest of anyone who might be keeping him. The chief said Irk was last seen in the vicinity of a cemetery on East Kennedy Street on Aug. 8. Anyone who knows of a strange German shepherd penned up could possibly claim that $6,000 reward by calling the Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers organization at 877-362-0206 or online at coastalbendcrimestoppers.com.
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Animal shelter benefit
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Contributed photo.In early July, A Place For Paws held an open house and a raffle, where all proceeds went to the Beeville Animal Shelter. Danielle Gamez, of A Place For Paws, hands a $200 check to Beeville Animal Shelter Supervisor Lupe Valdez. If interested in adopting an animal, or looking for more information, check out the City of Beeville Animal Shelter on Facebook.
Contributed photo.In early July, A Place For Paws held an open house and a raffle, where all proceeds went to the Beeville Animal Shelter. Danielle Gamez, of A Place For Paws, hands a $200 check to Beeville Animal Shelter Supervisor Lupe Valdez. If interested in adopting an animal, or looking for more information, check out the City of Beeville Animal Shelter on Facebook.
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In early July, A Place For Paws held an open house and a raffle, where all proceeds went to the Beeville Animal Shelter. Danielle Gamez, of A Place For Paws, hands a $200 check to Beeville Animal Shelter Supervisor Lupe Valdez. If interested in adopting an animal, or looking for more information, check out the City of Beeville Animal Shelter on Facebook.
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GHS Class of 1964 holding reunion Oct. 4
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GOLIAD – The Goliad High School Class of 1964 will be holding its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 4 at La Bahia Restaurant. Information for the reunion was sent out Friday, Aug. 22. Those who did not receive information can call Don Seiler at 573-2639, Billy Stehling at 652-7582 or Rita Ara at 550-4254.
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South African larvae business is surely no fly-by-night operation
by Mullet Over by Dr. James White
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There are numerous ways to make a living. One Jason Drew of South Africa noted that various species of common flies were loaded with proteins and other essential amino acids which make great foodstuffs for many animals. Drew now has two farms/factories that purchase slaughterhouse refuse and assorted other bio-wastes to feed his “stock” – fly larvae. So far, J.D. has no customers that market cuisine for humans, but he has many clients who use the 30 tons of daily-produced pressed larvae to feed multitudes of fish and poultry. Included in the business is a self-sustaining cycle wherein some larvae escape the milling procedures to reach maturity and become involved in the process of laying millions of yummy fly eggs. The first nuclear power plant which generated a “usable amount” of electricity was built near Arco, Idaho in 1951. Several fungi are quite beneficial to humanity. I offer yeast, a fungus that “eats” sugar and excretes carbon dioxide and ethanol. These excretions are great for affecting dough to rise and making homemade bread smell wonderful. It is common for supermarket chains to cancel orders for produce after crops are harvested. Normally, tons of foods are lost to spoilage. In a smart move, some smart phones have apps (including Food Cowboy) that inter-connect trucking companies with farmers and food banks and canneries. The scheme is in its early stages, but there is potential to annually save millions of tons of food from trash dumps. There are in excess of 150 confirmed wreck sites in the deep waters near our Hawaiian Islands. A maritime archeologist (Han Van Tilburg) is guiding undergraduate university students to plot, explore and document many of these deteriorating hulks which include wooden sailing vessels, airplanes and steel warships. The list to sign up with Van Tilburg is said to be lengthy. In the 1936 Summer Olympics, Jesse Owens had fouled on his first two long jump attempts and had only one try remaining. Owens’ main rival, a German named Luz Long, came by and quietly gave Owens a tip for jumping. It was a great moment in sportsmanship. Jesse listened, took the advice, and barely defeated Luz Long for the gold medal. I wonder if Adolf ever found out. General Lincoln was one of General Washington’s favorite war commanders during the American Revolution. Well, consider exhibiting some friendly sportsmanship and may others do the same to you. Have a great week. Contact Dr. White at jkwhite46@gmail.com
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