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Knight of the Month – August 2012

Tom Greco, Knight of the Month for August, has been the primary force behind the establishment of the council’s new Degree Team. Tom has been driven to accomplish this since taking his first degree in November 2007. “I found the words so meaningful and inspiring,” he said. “I told myself, ‘Some day, I want to…

Family of the Month – August 2012

It was good to see David and Veronica Ybarra, the Family of the Month for August, helping at the Fall Festival. They haven’t been able to make many council functions of late. David was scheduled to ascend from Chancellor to Deputy Grand Knight this past summer. But his KC plans and the couple’s lives changed…

Chris Easdon

CHRIS EASDON experienced many different denominations of worship when growing up in Cedar Hill. As a young man living north of Dallas, he prayed to meet someone who might lead him to a church that he could call home. A week later, a co-worker at Oncor invited him to drop by St. Gabriel the Archangel…

Jorge Ruiz

JORGE RUIZ and wife Kathie moved to Texas from New York in 1980 and began attending Holy Spirit about two years ago. Jorge grew up in New York after emigrating from Ecuador at the age of 12, which reunited him with his parents and six siblings. He graduated from the New York High School of…

Knight of the Month – July 2012

Allen Reitmeier was named the council’s Knight of the Month for July, following his fifth ultra-successful season of supervising operations of 8157’s concession stands during the Cedar Hill Baseball Association’s spring play. He estimated Knights put in 300-350 man-hours at the stands. Allen does the scheduling and stocking of the stands, duties that he was…

Family of the Month – July 2012

The efforts of the council’s Family of the Month for July, Marce and Brenda Tebbe, were readily seen by many parishioners yet also out of sight from all but a few. The Tebbes planned and constructed most of the props and decorations that made Deborah Garrison’s “SKY” VBS week come alive for the parish kids…

Michael Jarecke

MICHAEL JARECKE transferred his membership last year from Council 9563 in Lincoln, Neb. Michael and his wife, Ana, are Nebraska natives. He graduated from the University of Nebraska but notes that, as an Irish Catholic, he’s a proud fan of Notre Dame. He’s not sad the Cornhuskers recently left the Big 12 and no longer…

Juan Acuna

JUAN ACUNA is a 2003 Duncanville High graduate who joined the Knights while studying at  Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., and attending the nearby Jesuit parish, Sr. Francis Xavier. It struck Juan back then that most of the KC’s whom he knew were relatively older guys (at least to Juan). He wanted to get…

Andy Goza 2010-2012

Andy Goza Grand Knight 2011-2012 Grand Knight 2010-2011 Andy Goza feels blessed the council’s 30th anniversary took place during his two-year term as Grand Knight, which began in July 2010 and ends as of June 30, 2012- the night of the anniversary dinner. “That’s pretty cool,” he said. Andy is very proud of the Knights’…

Family of the Month – June 2012

Our June Family of the Month, Russell and Tricia Gully, met in Austin. Tricia was working in Austin and attended a monthly meeting of her parish’s young adults organization. That happened to take place in Russell’s apartment. (The ministry chaplain later celebrated their wedding Mass.) The Gullys have been parishioners since 1986, when they moved…

Knight of the Month – June 2012

John Espree, June’s Knight of the Month, grew up in central Louisiana’s Evangeline Parish and moved to Texas at the age of 18. That’s why his e-mail address includes “cajun56texan75.” John and wife Bonnie started attending Holy Spirit in the early 2000s. John’s hometown is Mamou, hailed as the “Cajun Music Capital of the World.”…

Russell Jones

RUSSELL JONES transferred his KC membership last year from St. Joseph in Waxahachie. He and his wife, Marybeth, live in Oak Cliff with their two children. Gabrielle is a sophomore in the law magnet program at the Dallas school district’s Townview High School. Benjamin is a seventh grader at St. Elizabeth of Hungary School, participating…

Family of the Month – May 2012

Hector Lopez and wife Letty, the Family of the Month for May, are proud graduates of Falfurrias High School in the small town of the same name located about 80 miles north of McAllen on U.S. Highway 281. They’ve been married for 36 years. “And we dated seven years,” Hector added, “so we’ve been together…


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