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In the know... Pipe Creek/Lakehills

By James Henry Frazar

By James Henry Frazar

Pictured: Travis Scott of Medina Lake Volunteer Fire Department won second place in the firefighters challenge.

Bryan Brightwell of Medina Lake Volunteer Fire Department won third place in the firefighters challenge.

JD Davidsmeyer of JD's Team Extreme from San Antonio, left, won reserve grand champion at the Medina Lake BBQ Cook-off June 7. Kit Polk of Lakehills with his Kanned Heat won grand champion and third-place chicken.

Cook-off winners announced
• The grand champion of the Medina Lake Barbecue Cook-off held June 7 at Thousand Trails in Lakehills was Kit Polk with his Kanned Heat barbecue. Polk earned the grand prize distinction by winning sixth place brisket, second place ribs, and third place chicken.
JD Davidsmeyer won reserve grand champion with his JF's Team Xtreme. He won third place ribs and first place chicken.
Andy Kalnasy won first place brisket with his Q4U2 barbecue.
Dwayne Gorneau won first place ribs with his Q4U barbecue.
Joshua Cerne won first place beans with his Blanco Creek Ranch BBQ Co. entry.
In the Firefighters Challenge, Anthony Andrade won first place with his Bandera Bandits Team.
Second place went to Travis Scott with Smoke Eater 1. Third place was Bryan Brightwell with Smoke Eater 2. Andy Kalnasy with Q4U 2 won fourth place. Brandon Lee won fifth place with the Pipe Creek VFD barbecue.
In all, 36 teams entered.
Library receives grant
• The Texas Book Festival has awarded the Lakehills Area Library a collections grant in the amount of $2,300. The grant has been used to purchase 128 nonfiction books such as biographies, updated legal and computer books and nonfiction bestsellers. All of the Bluebonnet books for 2014-2015 and 30 books in Spanish language at all levels from beginning speaker/readers to people proficient in reading in Spanish have also been purchased.
"We are extremely grateful to receive this grant," Dianna Landes, Library Director, said. "The funds will enable us to enhance the nonfiction collection, offer the Bluebonnet books to the children of the community and begin to build a Spanish language collection to serve all of the community."
Every year public libraries across Texas apply to the Texas Book Festival to receive grant funds. The grants are intended to help initiate or continue innovative literacy and technology programs and to update and increase book collections. This year, the Festival is distributing grants up to $5000 to 19 libraries. Since its founding, the Festival has contributed more than $2.5 million in grants to over 600 Texas public libraries.
"Our public libraries provide invaluable services that advance the causes of literacy, education and life-long learning. We are committed to supporting the important work of Texas public libraries, " Lois Kim, Executive Director of the Texas Book Festival, said. "We are proud that we can continue to help libraries meet the needs of their community."
The Texas Book Festival raises money for the grants from individual, corporate and foundation sponsorships, the annual Gala, and from book sales at the annual Festival. The 2014 Texas Book Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26.
The Texas Book Festival is a nonprofit organization that celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas and imagination. for more information visit