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T H E A U S T I N C H R O N I C L E
JULY 25, 2014
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
According to the legends about Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, the
boy who would ultimately become King Arthur didn’t know he was heir to the throne while he was growing up.
His future destiny was hidden from him. The wizard Merlin trained him but made sure he never found out he
was special. When the old King Uther Pendragon died, a tournament was staged to find a replacement. The
winner would be whoever was able to withdraw the enchanted sword that was embedded in a large stone.
Quite by accident, our hero got a chance to make an attempt. Success! I have reminded you of the broad
outlines of this tale, Leo, because at least one of its elements resembles your destiny in the next 11 months.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
When a crocodile slams its jaws shut, the energy it summons is powerful. But
when the beast opens its jaws, the force it exerts is weak. That’s because the muscles used to close are
much more robust than the muscles used to open. I’m wondering if an analogous story might be told about
you these days, Virgo. Are you more prone to close down than to open up? Is it easier for you to resist, avoid,
and say no than it is to be receptive, extend a welcome, and say yes? If so, please consider cultivating a
better balance. You need both capacities running at full strength in the coming days.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
In the latter part of the 18th century, American rebels and rabble-rousers used
to gather regularly in the basement of the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. There they plotted the Boston
Tea Party, Paul Revere’s ride, and other dissident adventures that opposed British rule. That’s why the Green
Dragon became known as the “Headquarters of the Revolution.” I think you and your cohorts need a place
like that, Libra. It’s high time for you to scheme and dream about taking coordinated actions that will spur
teamwork and foster liberation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
“When one has not had a good father, one must create one,” said philoso-
pher Friedrich Nietzsche.What does that mean? How might you go about “creating” a good father? Well, you
could develop a relationship with an admirable older man who is an inspiring role model. You could read
books by men whose work stirs you to actualize your own potentials. If you have a vigorous inner life, you
could build a fantasy dad in your imagination. Here’s another possibility: Cultivate in yourself the qualities
you think a good father should have. And even if you actually had a pretty decent father, Scorpio, I’m sure
he wasn’t
perfect
. So it still might be interesting to try out some of these ideas. The coming weeks will be
an excellent time to get more of the fathering energy you would thrive on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
“If I seem free, it’s because I’m always running.” So said Sagittarian
musician Jimi Hendrix, widely regarded as one of the most inventive and electrifying guitarists who ever
lived. Does that prospect have any appeal to you, Sagittarius? I don’t, of course, recommend that you keep
running for the rest of your long life. After a while, it will be wise to rest and ruminate. But I do think it might
be illuminating to try this brazen approach for a week or two. If it feels right, you might also want to mix in
some dancing and skipping and leaping with your running.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
In the next 11 months, Capricorn, you will be given some choice riddles
about the art of togetherness. To solve them, you will have to learn much more about the arts of intimacy
– or else! It’s up to you: Either work your ass off as you strengthen your important relationships, or else
risk watching them unravel. But don’t take this as a grim, sobering assignment. On the contrary! Play hard.
Experiment freely. Be open to unexpected inspiration. Have fun deepening your emotional intelligence. That
approach will work best.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Hypothesis: The exciting qualities that attract you to someone in the
first place will probably drive you a bit crazy if you go on to develop a long-term relationship. That doesn’t
mean you should avoid seeking connections with intriguing people who captivate your imagination. It does
suggest you should have no illusions about what you are getting yourself into. It also implies that you should
cultivate a sense of humor about how the experiences that rouse your passion often bring you the best tests
and trials. And why am I discussing these eccentric truths with you right now? Because I suspect you will be
living proof of them in the months to come.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
In 1961, Paul Cezanne’s painting
The Artist’s Sister
was on display at
a museum in Aix-en-Provence, France. Then a lucky event occurred: It was stolen. When it was finally
recovered months later, it had been ripped out of its frame. An art restorer who was commissioned to
repair it discovered that there was a previously unknown Cezanne painting on the back of the canvas. As
a result, the appraisal of the original piece rose $75,000. Now both sides are on view at the St. Louis City
Art Museum. I foresee a comparable progression in your life, Pisces. An apparent setback will ultimately
increase your value.
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
A report in the prestigious British medical journal
BMJ
says that almost
1% of young pregnant women in the U.S. claim to be virgins. They testify that they have conceived a fetus
without the benefit of sex. That’s impossible, right? Technically, yes. But if there could ever be a loophole
in natural law, it would happen for you, Aries, sometime in the coming weeks. You will be so exceptionally
fertile, so prone to hatching new life, that almost anything could incite germination. A vivid dream or capti-
vating idea or thrilling adventure or exotic encounter might be enough to do the trick.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
As you weave your way through the next chapter of your story, I suggest you
take inspiration from the turtle. You may even want to imagine that the turtle is your animal ally, a guide that
helps you access the gradual and deliberate kind of intelligence you will need. Moving quickly will not be
appropriate for the leisurely lessons that are coming your way. The point is to be deep and thorough about
a few things rather than half-knowledgeable about a lot of things. There’s one other turtlelike quality I hope
you will cultivate, too: the ability to feel at home wherever you are.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
America’s biggest winery is E&J Gallo. It sells more wine than any other
company, and has been named the planet’s “Most Powerful Wine Brand” four different years. Ernest and
Julio Gallo launched the enterprise in 1933 after studying the art of winemaking in pamphlets they found
in the basement of a public library in Modesto, Calif. I foresee a less spectacular but metaphorically similar
arc for you, Gemini. Sometime soon – maybe it has already happened – information or inspiration you come
across in a modest setting will launch you on the path to future success. There is one caveat: You must take
seriously the spark you encounter, and not underestimate it because it appears in humble circumstances.
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Diamonds are not rare. They are so numerous that if they were evenly distrib-
uted, you and me and everyone else on the planet could each have a cupful of them. And if you are ever in
your lifetime going to get your personal cupful, it may happen in the next 11 months. That’s because your
hard work and special talent are more likely than usual to be rewarded with tangible assets. Strokes of luck
will tend to manifest in the form of money and treasure and valuable things you can really use. Be alert for
the clues, Cancerian. One may appear momentarily.
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by law.
c/o: James O. Burke
Attorney at Law
18410 F.M. 969
Manor, TX 78653
DATED the 18th day of July,
2014.
/s/ James O. Burke
Attorney for Clovis McGill
State Bar No.: 03392000
18410 F.M. 969
Manor, TX 78653
Telephone: (512) 276-9777
Facsimile: (512) 276-7777
E-mail: jamesburke@james-
burkelaw.com
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that
original Letters Testamentary
for the Estate of CORA EILAND
HICKS, Deceased, were issued
on July 8, 2014, in Cause No.
C-1-PB-14-001105, pending in
the Probate Court No. One,
Travis County, Texas, to: Eric
Michael Hicks.
All persons having claims
against this Estate which is cur-
rently being administered are
required to present them to the
undersigned within the time
and in the manner prescribed
by law.
c/o: Karl A. Shackelford
Attorney at Law
1608 West 34th Street
Austin, TX 78703
DATED the 18th day of July,
2014.
/s/ Karl A. Shackelford
Attorney for Eric Hicks
State Bar No.: 00795838
1608 West 34th Street
Austin, Texas 78703
Telephone: (512) 472-1678
Facsimile: (512) 236-9227
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that orig-
inal Letters Testamentary for
the Estate of Donna Lee Knight
Reber, Deceased, were issued
on July 15, 2014 in Cause No.
C-1-PB-14-000867 pending in
Travis County, Texas, Probate
Court No. 1, to: Arianna Lyn-
nette Reber, Executor.
All persons having claims
against this Estate which is cur-
rently being administered are
required to present them to the
undersigned within the time
and in the manner prescribed
by law.
/s/ Farren Smith
Attorney at Law
103 South 12th Street, Suite 200
Pflugerville, Texas 78660
DATED: This the 18th day in
July, in the year 2014.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that orig-
inal Letters Testamentary for
the Estate of PATSY L. NABER,
Deceased, were issued to
ANNE-MARIE NABER PARKIN-
SON as Independent Executor
of said Estate, on July 15, 2014,
in Cause No. C-1-PB-14-001143,
pending in Probate Court No. 1,
Travis County, Texas.
All persons having claims
against this Estate which is
currently being administered
are required to present them
to ANNE-MARIE NABER
PARKINSON, Independent
Executor of said Estate, in care
of her attorney Carolyn Collins
Ostrom within the time and in
the manner prescribed by law.
Carolyn Collins Ostrom
Collins Ostrom PLLC
816 West 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701
DATED the 25th day of July,
2014.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that
original Letters Testamen-
tary for the Estate of ROBERT
CHARLES PACE III, Deceased,
were issued on July 15, 2014,
in Cause No. C-1-PB-14-001113,
pending in the Probate Court
No. 1, TRAVIS County, Texas,
to: JACQUELINE COLLINS.
All persons having claims
against this Estate which is cur-
rently being administered are
required to present them to the
undersigned within the time
and in the manner prescribed
by law.
Representative, Estate of ROB-
ERT CHARLES PACE III
c/o: Natalie Niles Arguello,
Attorney
707 West 10th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
DATED the 15th day of July,
2014.
Natalie Niles Arguello
Attorney for JACQUELINE
COLLINS
State Bar No.: 24037186
707 West 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 322-0064
Facsimile: (512) 727-0064
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that
original Letters Testamentary
for the Estate of WANDA LOU
ENGLAND, Deceased, were
issued on July 15, 2014, under
Docket No. C-1-PB-14-00113,
pending in the Probate Court
Number One of Travis County,
Texas, to Mark L. England.
Claims may be presented in
care of the attorney for the
Estate, addressed as follows:
Mark L. England
Estate of Wanda Lou England,
Deceased
c/o Kiester, Lockwood, Ciccone
& Bollier, L.L.P.
611 West 14th Street, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 477-5796 - phone
(512) 477-5821 - fax
kirt@klblawyers.com
All persons having claims
against this estate, which is
currently being administered,
are required to present them
within the time and in the man-
ner prescribed by law.
Dated July 16, 2014.
KIESTER, LOCKWOOD, CIC-
CONE & BOLLIER, L.L.P.
611 West 14th Street, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 477-5796 - phone
(512) 477-5821 - fax
kirt@klblawyers.com
By /s/ Kirt H. Kiester, Attorney
for Applicant
OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE
TO BIDDERS
TRAVIS
COUNTY, TEXAS
Notice is hereby given that
sealed bids will be accepted by
Travis County for the following
items:
1. Commercial and Correctional
Institution Plumbing Parts,
1407-001-RF
Opens: August 04, 2014 @
9:00 a.m.
2. Insulation Services, 1404-
006-RF
Opens: August 04, 2014 @
9:00 a.m.
3. Electrical Services, Time and
Materials, 1406-013-RF
Opens: August 11, 2014 @
9:00 a.m.
4. Drug Test Kits, 1407-004-SC
Opens: August 11, 2014 @
2:00 p.m.
Bids should be submitted to:
Cyd Grimes, Travis County
Purchasing Agent, 700 Lavaca
Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box 1748,
Austin, Texas 78767. Specifica-
tions can be obtained from or
viewed at the Travis County
Purchasing Office at no charge
or by downloading a copy from
our website: www.co.travis.
tx.us/purchasing/solicitation.
asp. Bidders should use unit
pricing or lump sum pricing, if
appropriate. Payments may be
made by check. The successful
bidder shall be required to
furnish a Performance Bond
in the amount of One Hundred
percent (100%) of the contract
amount awarded, if applicable.
OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE
TO PROPOSERS TRAVIS
COUNTY, TEXAS
Notice is hereby given that
sealed proposals will be ac-
cepted by Travis County for the
following items:
1. Medical Evaluation and
Treatment Services RFS #
1405-006-DW
Opens: August 14, 2014 @
3:00 p.m.
An Optional Pre-Proposal
Conference Will Be Held on
July 29, 2014 1:00 p.m. at 700
Lavaca
Suite 800, Conference Room,
Austin, Texas 78701
Proposals should be submitted
to: Cyd Grimes, Travis County
Purchasing Agent, 700 Lavaca
Street, Suite 800, P.O. Box
1748, Austin, Texas 78767.
Proposal Documents can be
obtained from or viewed at
the Travis County Purchasing
Office at no charge or by
downloading a copy from our
website: www.co.travis.tx.us/
purchasing/solicitation.asp.
Proposers should use unit
pricing or lump sum pricing, if
appropriate. Payments may be
made by check. The successful
proponent shall be required to
furnish a Performance Bond
in the amount of One Hundred
percent (100%) of the contract
amount awarded, if applicable.
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE -
(Legal Notice)
On Wednesday,
August 20, 2014, beginning
at 12:00 p.m. at the Heman
Marion Sweatt Courthouse,
1000 Guadalupe Street, Room
118, Austin, Texas, the District
Judges of Travis County
will hold a public hearing to
discuss the appointment of a
county auditor for a two-year
period and then discuss and
set the amount of compensa-
tion of the county auditor
and assistant auditors for the
county budget year FY 2015
as well as discuss and set the
amount of compensation for
official court reporters in the
district courts.
PUBLISHED NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
Notice is hereby
given that Letters Testamentary
for the Estate of Valeta June
Peterson, Deceased, were is-
sued on July 15, 2014, in Cause
No. C-1-PB-14-000961, pending
in Probate Court Number 1,
Travis County, Texas, to Brian
Peterson, Independent Execu-
tor of the Estate of Valeta June
Peterson, Deceased.
The residence of the Decedent
is in Travis County, Texas, and
the mailing address at which
claims may be presented is:
Representative, Estate of Valeta
June Peterson
c/o Neal W. Hardin, Attorney
at Law
1008 Ranch Road 620 South,
Suite 203
Austin, Texas 78734
(512) 502-8514
neal@nealhardinlaw.com
All persons having claims
against this Estate which is cur-
rently being administered are
required to present them within
the time and in the manner
prescribed by law.
DATED the 15th day of July,
2014.
Respectfully submitted,
NEAL HARDIN LAW, PLLC
1008 Ranch Road 620 South
Suite 203
Austin, Texas 78734
(512) 502-8514
(512) 261-3223 (Telefax)
neal@nealhardinlaw.com
By: /s/ Neal W. Hardin
State Bar No. 08967500
Attorney for Brian Peterson,
Independent Executor of the
Estate of Valeta June Peterson
SECTION 00010 NOTICE TO
BIDDERS
Sealed proposals addressed
to Taylor Morrison of Texas,
Inc. (OWNER) for furnishing
all labor, materials, equipment,
and performing all work
required for the construction
of
Reunion Ranch Phase 2
Section 1: Paving and Gas
Improvements
will be received
at the office of Carlson,
Brigance and Doering, Inc. at
5501 West William Cannon,
Austin, TX 78749
until 2:00pm
CST, Tuesday, August 19,
2014
. Bids for this project will
not be opened publicly. Any
proposal received after the
closing time will be returned
unopened. Proposals shall be
plainly marked with name and
address of the BIDDER and the
following words:
Proposal for Reunion Ranch
Phase 2 Section 1
Paving and Gas Improve-
ments
The Reunion Ranch Phase 2
Section 1: Paving and Gas Im-
provements proposal includes
approximately 2,400 LF of street
construction improvements
and associated gas improve-
ments as further shown on the
plans and specifications. All
work must conform to State of
Texas, City of Dripping Springs,
and Hays County rules and
criteria.
Qualifications must be pro-
vided in order to gain access to
Bid Documents. Hard copies
and/or digital (pdf format) cop-
ies of the plans, specifications,
and bidding documents will be
made available for purchase
beginning
1:00pm, Wednes-
day, July 30, 2014
from the
office of the Engineer - Carlson,
Brigance and Doering, Inc. at
5501 West William Cannon,
Austin, TX 78749. If hardcopies
are desired, please request
from the ENGINEER (with
minimum 24-hr advance notice
required). A non-refundable
purchase fee of $200 will be
charged per bid set. Make
checks payable to Carlson,
Brigance and Doering, Inc.
The OWNER reserves the right
to reject any and all bids, to
waive any and all technicalities
and formalities in bidding. The
OWNER reserves the right
to determine which bids are
lowest and best, and to award
the Contract on this basis. A
mandatory pre-bid conference
will be held
Tuesday, August
05, 2014 at 2:00pm
at the
office of Carlson, Brigance
and Doering, Inc. at 5501 West
William Cannon, Austin, TX
78749. Prospective bidders are
encouraged to visit the site to
familiarize themselves with
the site conditions and scope
of work.
SECTION 00010 NOTICE TO
BIDDERS
Sealed proposals addressed
to Taylor Morrison of Texas,
Inc. (OWNER) for furnishing
all labor, materials, equipment,
and performing all work
required for the construction
of
Reunion Ranch Phase 2
Section 1: Street Excavation,
Water, Wastewater, Drainage
and Erosion Control Improve-
ments
will be received at the
office of Carlson, Brigance and
Doering, Inc. at 5501 West Wil-
liam Cannon, Austin, TX 78749
until 2:00pm CST, Tuesday,
August 19, 2014
. Bids will
be opened publicly and read
aloud. Any proposal received
after the closing time will be
returned unopened. Proposals
shall be plainly marked with
name and address of the BID-
DER and the following words:
Proposal for Reunion Ranch
Phase 2 Section 1
Street Excavation, Water,
Wastewater, Drainage and
Erosion Control Improve-
ments
The Reunion Ranch Phase 2
Section 1: Street Excavation,
Water, Wastewater, Drainage
and Erosion Control Improve-
ments proposal includes
approximately: 522 LF of 18”
and 48” RCP storm sewer with
inlets, headwalls, drainage
appurtenances, and drainage
swales; 3,353 LF of 8” and 12”
water line, fire hydrants, valves,
and associated appurtenances;
3,045 LF of 8” wastewater, 2,255
LF of 6” wastewater effluent
line, wastewater manholes,
adjustment of wastewater
manholes, water valves, fire
hydrants and water and waste-
water services as necessary;
finish clear, grub, excavation
& embankment of street ROW;
temporary erosion controls; all
necessary appurtenances for
the proposed water, wastewater
and drainage improvements;
including inserting utilities in
the provided steel sleeves on
the proposed bridge and as
further shown on the plans and
specifications. All work must
conform to State of Texas,
City of Dripping Springs, Hays
County, and Reunion Ranch
Water Control and Improve-
ment District rules and criteria.
Qualifications must be pro-
vided in order to gain access to
Bid Documents. Hard copies
and/or digital (pdf format) cop-
ies of the plans, specifications,
and bidding documents will be
made available for purchase
beginning
1:00pm, Wednes-
day, July 30, 2014
from the
office of the Engineer - Carlson,
Brigance and Doering, Inc. at
5501 West William Cannon,
Austin, TX 78749. If hardcopies
are desired, please request
from the ENGINEER (with
minimum 24-hr advance notice
required). A non-refundable
purchase fee of $200 will be
charged per bid set. Make
checks payable to Carlson,
Brigance and Doering, Inc.
A Cashier’s Check, Certified
Check or acceptable BIDDER’s
Bond, payable to Taylor Morri-
son of Texas, Inc. in an amount
not less than five percent (5%)
of the Bid must accompany
each bid as a guarantee that,
if awarded the Contract, the
BIDDER will enter into a
contract and execute bonds
within ten (10) days of award
of the Contract. Performance
and Payment Bonds shall
also be executed on the forms
furnished by the OWNER and
shall specifically provide for
“Performance” and for “Labor
and Materials Payment”. Each
bond shall be issued in an
amount of one hundred percent
(100%) of contract price by a
solvent Surety company, au-
thorized to do business in the
State of Texas and acceptable
to the OWNER.
The OWNER reserves the right
to reject any and all bids, to
waive any and all technicalities
and formalities in bidding. The
OWNER reserves the right
to determine which bids are
lowest and best, and to award
the Contract on this basis. No
bid may be withdrawn for a
period of forty-five (45) days
after opening of the bids. If
a submitted bid is withdrawn
within said period, bid guaranty
shall become the property of
the OWNER, not as penalty,
but as liquidated damages,
or OWNER may pursue any
other action allowed by law. A
mandatory pre-bid conference
will be held on
Tuesday,
August 05, 2014 at 2:00pm
at
the office of Carlson, Brigance
and Doering, Inc. at 5501 West
William Cannon, Austin, TX
78749. Prospective bidders are
encouraged to visit the site to
familiarize themselves with
the site conditions and scope
of work.
SUMMONS
(CITACION
JUDICIAL)
Case Number: CV1401486
(Numero del Caso)
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT:
Michael McCarthy and DOES
1-50
(AVISO AL DEMANDADO):
YOU ARE BEING SUED
BY PLAINTIFF: Laura Vale
(LO ESTA DEMANDANDO
EL DEMANDANTE):
NOTICE! You have been sued.
The court may decide against
you without your being heard
unless you respond within 30
days. Read the Information
below.
You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS
after this summons and legal
papers are served on you to file
a written response at this court
and have a copy served on the
plaintiff. A letter or phone call
will not protect you. Your writ-
ten response must be in proper
legal form if you want the court
to hear your case. There may
be a court form that you can
use for your re-sponse. You
can find these court forms and
more information at the Cali-
fornia Courts Online Self-Help
Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/
selfhelp), your county law
library, or the courthouse near-
est you. If you cannot pay the
filing fee, ask the court clerk for
a fee waiver form. If you do not
file your response on time, you
may lose the case by default,
and your wages, money, and
LEGAL cont.