Czech Republic's economy presentation
Anyone who is interested in the economy of the Czech Republic and lives in the Austin area, there will be a presentation on the UT campus. A map is attached.
Jana M. Vaculik
An essential primer to the Czech Republic economy
Who: Jiri Kulis
Embassy of the Czech Republic
Economic and Commercial Office
When: Wednesday, January 19
7:30 PM � 9:00PM
Where: University of Texas Campus
UTC Building, Room 1.102
Thomas M. Vitek
Thomas M. “Tommy” Vitek, 53, died Monday, Jan. 10 in La Grange .
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville with burial in the Fayetteville Catholic Cemetery . The Rev. Msgr. Ben Mazurkiewicz officiated.
He was born Nov. 4, 1951 in Austin, the son of Alphonse P. and Sybil (Gully) Vitek. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #3168, K.J.T. Society, Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department and was know as Mazurkiewicz’s special helper.
Survivors include his mother, Sybil Vitek of Fayetteville; one sister, Marcia Hart and husband Chilico of Round Rock; special nieces, Charlsie Idol of Houston, Emori Hart of Round Rock, and Kendra Idol of Austin; and special nephews, Andrew Idol and Tristan Hart, both of Round Rock.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1983.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayetteville Fire Department.
Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home of La Grange was in charge of arrangements.
John F. Rainosek Jr.
Funeral services for John F. Rainosek Jr., 78, of Lytle were held Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in La Coste.
Rainosek died Dec. 15.
He was born Nov. 25, 1926 in Schulenburg, the son of John Rainosek Sr. and Annie (Zvesper) Rainosek. He served in the United States Navy. He worked at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Vatzlavick) Rainosek of Lytle; daughter, Loretta Brown and husband Patrick of Lytle; grandsons, Kevin and Stephen Brown; sisters, Marcella Rainosek, Mary Rainosek, and Ann Rainosek, all of Austin, Martha Jurecka of Fayetteville and Henrietta (Wallace) Shay of Refugio; and one brother, Frank Rainosek and wife Mary of Austin.
Just realized that with all the vast info I have on Frank Adamcik of Moravia, I have nothing for Bob Adamcik who had the café of same name in Schulenburg.
Anyone out there with any info? I do know one of his sisters was Mrs. Jim (Elsie) Hluhanek of Weimar.
Kenn Kasparek was not pleased with his relief appearance at San Diego State on Saturday, but he more than made up for it in his first career start.
The 6-foot-10-inch right-hander tossed five shutout innings Wednesday, as the Texas baseball team continued its early-season dominance with a 7-1 victory over Texas-Pan American in the Longhorns' 2005 home opener.
Kasparek made an inauspicious debut, surrendering three runs on three hits in 1 2/3 innings out west, but he appeared much more comfortable in his second appearance, though the climate was considerably colder at Disch-Falk Field. The freshman from Weimar gave up only two hits, struck out three and walked one in his first career victory.
"I finally got in a groove," he said. "l had more time to warm up and get the hang of things. Everything was flowing for me today, and the defense was amazing."
Texas (4-0) returns to action at 2:30 p.m. Friday, when it plays Nevada-Las Vegas (1-2) in the opener of a three-game series at Disch-Falk.
Longhorns Coach Augie Garrido said he expected Kasparek to give a better showing in more familiar surroundings.
"The importance of Kenn Kasparek is obvious," Garrido said. "(Pitching Coach Tom Holliday) wanted him back on the mound here at home because he's comfortable here. You could see it. He threw hard and was able to get his curveball over the plate consistently."
After sophomore center fielder Drew Stubbs tripled and scored on Seth Johnston's groundout in the first inning, the Longhorns added three more runs in the third on a squeeze bunt by Dooley Prince, a bases-loaded walk to newcomer Calvin Beamon and a sacrifice fly by Carson Kainer, who brought in two more runs in the fifth on a two-out single. Beamon's single in the seventh gave Texas a 7-1 lead.
Joeb Gutierrez's two-out, pinch-hit single off Adrian Alaniz in the seventh brought in the lone run for the Broncs, who slipped to 2-2.
The Longhorns are averaging nine runs through their first four games, a number that has overshadowed a marked improvement on defense compared to the 2004 team. Through the first four games of this season, the Longhorns have committed two errors, down from nine through the same number of games in 2004.
Kasparek had plenty of support Wednesday, particularly from an infield that turned two double plays, including one in the third that started with a backhanded scoop from second baseman Robby Hudson to shortstop Seth Johnston. The twin killing halted a Pan American rally that involved runners on first and third with only one out. The other double play ended the game.
"With the exception of first and third base, we have everybody back," said Johnston, who switched positions with Hudson in the off-season. "Robby and I are very comfortable. When you grow up playing the middle infield, that makes it easier to play to make the transition to a different position."
Notes: Junior catcher Taylor Teagarden did not play because of illness. He is day to day. Holliday also sent ailing pitchers Kyle McCulloch and J. Brent Cox home early. Sophomore right-hander Randy Boone is the likely starter Friday if McCulloch can't go
AUSTIN, Texas – Freshman Kenn Kasparek (Weimar, Texas) worked five scoreless innings in his first career start while three Longhorns posted multiple-hit outings as No. 1 Texas (4-0) posted a 7-1 victory over UT-Pan American (2-2) in its home opener in front of a 4,108 fans at Disch-Falk Field on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Texas jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Drew Stubbs (Atlanta, Texas) tripled to left center with one out and came home on a groundout to the right side off the bat of Seth Johnston (Boerne, Texas). UTPA would threaten to tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the third when the Broncs placed runners on the corners with one out courtesy of a pair of singles, but Kasparek induced his next batter to hit into an inning-ending double play to keep UT on top. Then, in the bottom of the frame, the Horns upped their lead to 4-0 as Clay Van Hook (Brenham, Texas) reached third on a three-base error to open the inning and scored on a sacrifice bunt from Dooley Prince (Sulphur, La.) before two singles and a walk loaded the bases in front of a walk to Calvin Beamon (Aurora, Colo.) and a sacrifice fly to right from Carson Kainer (Tomball, Texas).
One inning later in the bottom of the fifth, Kainer made it a 6-0 ballgame in favor of UT when he followed base hits by Will Crouch (Austin, Texas) and Beamon with a two-out, two-run single up-the-middle to extend his career-long hitting streak to six games dating back to last season. While the Broncs would break up Texas' shutout bid when they strung together three base hits, including a two-out, RBI-single from Joeb Gutierrez in the seventh, UT immediately answered with a run of its own courtesy of a RBI-single from Beamon in the bottom of the inning to give the Longhorns a 7-1 advantage. From there, senior Clayton Stewart (Angelton, Texas) worked two innings of one-hit relief for the Horns to cap off Texas' fourth victory of the year. Earning the first win of his college career was Kasparek, who allowed only two hits while fanning three over a career-best five innings, while UTPA starter Dane Mason shouldered the loss despite working five frames in the start.
Keying the Longhorns' offense on the afternoon were the trio of Johnston, Stubbs and Beamon, who each picked up a pair of hits while combining for five runs and three RBI, and Kainer, who drove in three runs during a 1-for-2 outing. The Broncs, meanwhile, were led by Cesar Pena, who went 2-for-2, and Gutierrez, whose pinch-hit single in the seventh inning brought in UTPA's sole run.
The Longhorns continue their homestand at Disch-Falk Field with the opener of a three-game series against UNLV on Friday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Millie M. Petras, 88, long-time resident of the Mullins Prairie area, died Thursday, Jan. 20 in Schulenburg.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Holman with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Kosler officiated.
Born Nov. 10, 1916 in Weimar , she was the daughter of Joe B. and Emilie (Schindler) Kainer. She married Edward Petras Nov. 10, 1936 in Weimar . He preceded her in death in 1952. She ranched and owned and operated Millie’s Kountry Kitchen. She worked for Consolidated Frozen Foods at one time.
Survivors include one daughter, Jo Lynn Petras of Austin ; one son, Dennis Petras of Houston; one brother-in-law George Petras and wife Hilda of La Grange; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Kainer of Weimar and Amanda Petras of La Grange .
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Adela Berger, Tillie Bullard, and Elsie Kainer; and by two brothers, Edgar Kainer and Bennie Kainer.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimers Association or to St. Mark’s Medical Center .
Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home of La Grange was in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.
(Granger) Mrs. Mary Michalek Knapek,97 of Granger, died Easter Sunday, at Johns Community Hospital in Taylor. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Mrs. Knapek was born in Czechoslavakia. She was a member of the SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, the KJZT and St. Flora's Altar Society. Ms. Knapek was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Johnny, an infant daughter Alice, three brothers and one sister.
1 daughter : Mary Ann Strmiska of Granger
4 sons: Frank and wife Adella of Thrall
Louis and wife Blanche,
George and wife Linda,
Joe and wife Virginia, all of Taylor
daughter-in-law: Tonie Knapek of Granger
4 sisters: Agnes Stojanik of Granger
Georgia Mikulencak of Granger
Frances Klepac of Bay City
Evelyn Demirsu of Lafayette, LA
1 brother: Johnny Michalek of Granger
34 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren,6 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survived.
Providence Funeral Home of Taylor is in charge of arrangements.