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Science is a gas
by Paul Gonzales
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Brynn Bahn watches excitedly as her balloon began to fill up a little too fast once the concoction of baking soda and vinegar was mixed. Her mother took both her brother and her to attend the fun science experiment at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library. The library holds “Mad Science Time” weekly for youngsters to learn about science through experimentation. In this experiment, it was the mixture of an acid and a base that caused carbon dioxide to fill the balloon.
Brynn Bahn watches excitedly as her balloon began to fill up a little too fast once the concoction of baking soda and vinegar was mixed. Her mother took both her brother and her to attend the fun science experiment at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library. The library holds “Mad Science Time” weekly for youngsters to learn about science through experimentation. In this experiment, it was the mixture of an acid and a base that caused carbon dioxide to fill the balloon.
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Brynn Bahn watches excitedly as her balloon began to fill up a little too fast once the concoction of baking soda and vinegar was mixed. Her mother took both her brother and her to attend the fun science experiment at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library. The library holds “Mad Science Time” weekly for youngsters to learn about science through experimentation. In this experiment, it was the mixture of an acid and a base that caused carbon dioxide to fill the balloon.
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South Zone dove season to open Sept. 19
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released the dates for the dove-hunting season earlier this month. This year’s season in the South Zone begins Sept. 19. The first segment runs through Oct. 20. The second segment runs from Dec. 19 through Jan. 25, 2015. A 15-bird daily bag limit will apply during the seasons. The graphic below shows the dates for all game in Texas for the 2014-15 hunting seasons.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department released the dates for the dove-hunting season earlier this month. This year’s season in the South Zone begins Sept. 19. The first segment runs through Oct. 20. The second segment runs from Dec. 19 through Jan. 25, 2015. A 15-bird daily bag limit will apply during the seasons. The graphic below shows the dates for all game in Texas for the 2014-15 hunting seasons.
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AUSTIN – Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in early July. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved the 2014-2015 Texas dove season, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide, and a 16-day early teal and Canada goose season. In the South Zone and Special White-winged Dove Area, the first segment will be shortened by five days compared to last year, and those days will be added to the end of the second segment. The South Zone opens Friday, Sept. 19, and runs through Monday, Oct. 20. The second segment will run Friday, Dec. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The traditional Sept. 1 dove season opening day in the North and Central zones remains. However, the first segment in those zones will be shorter than last season, closing on Monday, Oct. 20. The season will reopen Friday, Dec. 19, and run through Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in the North and Central zones. The daily bag limit for doves statewide is 15 and the possession limit is 45. The Special White-winged Dove Area will be restricted to afternoon only (noon to sunset) hunting the first two full September weekends on Sept. 6-7 and 13-14. Hunting in the area will reopen Friday, Sept. 19, and continue through Monday, Oct. 20, and then reopen Friday, Dec. 19, through Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. During the early two weekends, the daily bag limit will be 15 birds, to include not more than two mourning doves and two white-tipped doves. Once the general season opens, the aggregate bag limit will be 15 with no more than two white-tipped doves. A 16-day statewide early teal and Eastern Zone Canada goose season will run Saturday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 28. The daily bag on teal remains six, with a possession limit of 18. Bag limit for Canada geese will be three and a possession limit of six in the Eastern Zone only.
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Two men indicted on charges of molesting children
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE – Two suspected child molesters face possible life sentences in prison if they lose their cases in district court here. Charles Paul Chacon and Brandon David Garibay were indicted in unrelated cases when Bee County Grand Jury members met on July 17. According to Bee County Sheriffs Office Investigator Steve Linam, Chacon had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 14 on March 1, 2005. The charge, aggravated sexual assault, is a first degree felony. In convicted, the 32-year-old suspect faces a prison sentence ranging from five to 99 years or life in prison and a $10,000 fine. Linam said Chacon has not yet been arrested on the charge in Bee County, but he is in custody outside the state. His bond was set at $50,000 by District Judge Janna Whatley. Linam also was listed as the investigator in the case against Garibay, 30. Grand jurors returned a true bill on two counts of sexual assault of a child. Both first degree felonies. The indictment alleges that Garibay had sexual contact with an underage girl on Sept. 26 and again on Sept. 27, 2008. His bond was set at $30,000. Garibay also was indicted on four counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Each of those counts is a state jail felony. If convicted, Garibay could be sentenced to as much as two years in a state jail facility and fined $10,000. Linam alleged that the defendant failed to register as a sex offender on May 28, Aug. 13, Sept. 18 and Oct. 15 of 2013. Bond on those charges was $50,000. Others indicted on that Thursday included: •Ricky Eugene Schenk on three counts of failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. The offense is a second degree felony. A conviction on any of those counts could send Schenk to prison for up to 20 years and result in a $10,000 fine. Linam also investigated that case, and he alleged that Schenk failed to register as a sex offender on Nov. 25, 2013, and again on Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, 2013. Bond was $10,000. •Felipe Rodriguez, also known as Felipe Chavez Rodriguez, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense or more. The charge was enhanced to a second degree felony because the defendant had a previous felony conviction. According to Highway Patrol Trooper John Quiroga, Rodriguez was driving while under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 12, 2013. He had previous DWI convictions on Nov. 19 and on Dec. 10, 1997, both in Bee County. The charge was enhanced because the defendant had a previous conviction on a charge of felony DWI on May 20, 1999, in Bee County. Bond was $4,000. Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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Did anybody watch the NBA Summer League?
by Mackey Torres/The Bench Warmer
Jul 27, 2014 | 61 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After nine months of basketball, you still want more? Yes. Over the last three weeks, the NBA had two summer leagues, the smaller one in Orlando and the larger one in Las Vegas. It’s fairly sloppy basketball, since teams are mostly comprised of rookies, sophomores, undrafted free agents and journeymen. Switching over to a tournament-style format has definitely upped the competition, and there were a couple standouts. The top two picks We’re just mere months removed from the tanking kerfuffles “Woeful for Wiggins” and “Sorry for Jabari.” While the top two picks, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, didn’t put up video game-like numbers, they showed flashes. Parker showed a vast array of moves, some just didn’t go in, but he still scored a ton. The talent is there, he just couldn’t put the ball in the hoop efficiently, which is (kind of) important, but he’ll be fine. Wiggins wowed fans with the athleticism that’s gotten him millions of hits on YouTube. From in-your-face dunks, to demoralizing chase-down blocks, he has the “it” factor. When he gets his perimeter game going, he’ll be a huge star for the Cleveland Cavaliers Minnesota Timberwolves. Doug McDermott Remember when “Dougie McBuckets” drew those Adam Morrison comparisons? Nope, me neither. The former NCAA leading scorer showed his versatile offensive repertoire by coming off screens, posting up, hitting long-range bombs, etc. His scoring alone gives Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau dreams of playing him more than 45 minutes a game. NBA sons Not all NBA sons have to sit in the shadows cast by their fathers. In this age, some can actually play, not just Stephen Curry! New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. looked very comfortable in new coach Derek Fisher’s triangle offense, gunning his way to second in scoring and giving fans hope that someone will kind of want J.R. Smith. Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. led everyone in scoring, including a 36-point, 11-rebound game, and took home MVP honors. Having to go up against Paul Pierce flailing around during practice can only help him in the near future. Other highlights • After missing his rookie season, Philadelphia 76ers’ center Nerlens Noel and his flat top will find your shot, wherever it may be, and block it. • YouTube “Houston Rockets Nick Johnson dunks.” You’re welcome. •Giannis Antetokounmpo. Remember that name. He and Parker are going to be studs and the only reason the Milwaukee Bucks may accidently pop up on your TV. • Steve Holt! Played for the Atlanta Hawks. • Delonte West (yes, that one) played for the Los Angeles Clippers. • Dallas Mavericks forward Eric Griffin devoured the soul of Knicks guard Shane Larkin with the highlight of both summer leagues. • Oh, and the Sacramento Kings won the Las Vegas tournament. • However, the 76ers Joel Embiid won the entire summer. He may not be playing right now, but he’s at least a force on Twitter. A must read.
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Summerfest to kick off Aug. 8-9
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Make it a summer to remember, say organizers of this year’s Summerfest to be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Friday, which is Tejano Night. Luna y Sol Mariachi will kick things off at 8 p.m., followed by Ricky Naranjo at 9 p.m. at Siggno at 10:30. Saturday is Texas Country Night, and the Dave Rukkus Band will start the night at 8 p.m. with Cory Morrow at 9 p.m. and Pat Green at 10:30. Pre-sale tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank, Texas Champion Bank, Pantry Stores and the Bee County Expo Center. Tickets will be $15 at the door. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 358-3267.
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