Page 1


Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia and Surrounding Areas Vol. 4 No. 16

April 16, 2014

INSIDE CITY OF LEAKEY NEARS COMPLETION OF WATER If the FILTRATION SYSTEM Leakey ISD Bond Election passes ....what then? by Julie Becker



............................ Page 2


............................ Page 4


............................ Page 7


As the City of Leakey nears completion of a new water filtration system (pictured), City Mayor Harry Schneemann splits his time between priorities of sufficient water for the citizens of the City of Leakey and the upcoming beginning stages of construction of the wastewater project. And if that were not enough, Schneemann continues to negotiate for future water sources. At a recent City of Leakey meeting the council voted to enact an ordinance authorizing the City to install, charge for and provide sewer services to properties within and outside the City limits. The ordinance also requires property owners to connect to the City sewer systems, repealed all ordinances in conflict of this ordinance and provided a penalty

and enforcement of the ordinance. Tom Brown, engineer for Naismith Engineering, told the council the wastewater project is on schedule for groundbreaking in the early summer of 2015. Brown provided a timeline which was very interesting from when the project began: In 2004, a Real County Comprehensive Planning Study identified the need for wastewater improvements in the Leakey area; In 2008 the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) awarded a wastewater facility planning grant to Nueces River Authority (NRA) to identify and proposed wastewater improvements; Project is divided into two phases, Phase 1 is the area west of the Frio River and Phase 2 is east of the Frio River; continued page 2

Betty Jo Bates Honored as Citizen of the Year by Julie Becker

The Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce held their annual Community Appreciation Banquet this past weekend with the theme of “Recognizing Our Volunteers.” Community organizations were given the opportunity to recognize their volunteers for the endless hours of volunteer service they give to our community. The Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce selected a very deserving recipient as their citizen of the Year, Betty Jo Bates. Each year Bates is an intrical part of the annual event for the Chamber. Bates is a strong force in the Frio Canyon and is always available to lend a helping hand. The Chamber selected Dora Trejo as Business Person of the Year and Kathy Nunn as Employee of the Year. Dora and her husband own and operate Dora’s Nursery in Leakey. Kathy is a legal secretary for the Law Office of Garry Merritt. The Chamber awarded the Janie Johnson scholarship to Veronica Gonzalez. Throughout the night the Miss Frio River contestants, Luz Clara Medina, Debra Odom, Sofia Rodriguez, and Kimberly Thomas incorporated personality, continued page 2


This week the Leakey Lions Club honored Lion A.G. Hood for his 50 years of service to others. The Lion motto is “We Serve” and members can attest to the fact Hood has represented this motto wholeheartedly for years. Hood was a member of the McAllen, Texas Lions Club before retiring to Leakey and joining the Leakey Lions Club. Pictured are A.G. Hood and Lion President Dax Hooten.

Real County Commissioners Enact Burn Ban In the regular meeting of the Real County Commissioners on Monday, Commissioners voted to enact a burn ban for Real County. The vote was split 3 to 2, with Pct. 3 and Pct. 4 Commissioners, Gene Buckner and Joe Connell, Jr. voting to enact the burn ban and Pct. 1 and Pct. 2 Commissioners, Manuel Rubio and Bryan Shackelford voting against the motion. Real County Judge Garry Merritt broke the tie with a vote to enact

............................ Page 2

INDEX State News .................... Page 2 Legals/Jail Register ...... Page 3 Community News ......... Page 4-6 Feature Story ................. Page 7 Obituaries ...................... Page 8 Classifieds ..................... Page 12

Today’s Weather

High:72° Low: 54°

the burn ban. The motion was with the contingency of 90 days and the ability of Merritt to change the status without returning to the court for a vote. Commissioners also accepted the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Financial report by Beyer and Company. Commissioners granted permission to the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce to hold the Annual July Jubilee Arts & Crafts on the courthouse lawn and also to hold

The Spirit of ‘45 Olivia Allen, originally of Concord, Mass. graduated from high school in 1940, her maiden name was Wood. She went into nurses training in 1941. She went to Boston and watched a military parade. It was so impressive to watch the WAVES marching in the parade that she wanted to join, and did so immediately. She was accepted into the service on December 31, 1943. She was sent to San Diego, California, to the Naval Hospital there. They had the worse cases and she was immediately put to work. The soldiers came in by the boat loads. She was an assistant hospital apprentice and later third class pharmacist’s mate. With 6 weeks training under her belt, she was sent to the Seattle Naval Hospital. She worked at the ENT and dental clinic. There she helped train other ladies. The ladies replaced the men to free the men up for more dangerous duty. This was the first experiment of this kind. The ladies were treated well by the soldiers. Some of the patients had lost limbs; some had facial problems that required reconstruction.

by Julie Becker

the Memorial Day celebration at the flag monument located on the courthouse square. Commissioners discussed the upcoming County-City Cleanup (ad on page 2). Commissioners decline an Inter local agreement with Texas Department of Public Safety under which Real County would have undertaken issuance of Election Identification certificates. Commissioners approved a Resolution and Order approving County

Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grand Agreement with TxDot for a grant. Merritt accepted the county representative position as contact for the grant process. Commissioners declined an option for the county to take over maintenance of existing advance county road signs from TxDot. Following payment of bills and Treasurer’s Report and with no further business the meeting was adjourned.

by Billie Franklin She married a B 17 / B 24 pilot, Bill Conner of Uvalde. Her mother-in-law was from Sabinal, one of the Durham family. Her husband graduated from the Junior College and they then went to El Paso where he became a geologist after the war. They moved often. After the children were grown, Olivia went back to school, this time in Tyler, and from Mother Frances Hospital, she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She worked at hospitals and nursing homes all over Texas, including Amistad. She and her first husband were married 47 years. He died in 1989. Moving to El Paso and on to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, she met John Allen. They were married for 5 years. He passed away at Audie Murphy Hospital in San Antonio. By that time, she decided to volunteer at Audie Murphy and did so for 12 years. She and her group were known as the Alamo Waves and became ambassadors for Audie Murphy Hospital. She is very proud and happy with her life and will turn 92 in August. continued page 6

Page 2 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

If the Leakey ISD Bond Election passes....what then? First the superintendent, Dr. Barbara Skipper, and business manager, Kathy Antes, will meet with the bond attorney and the school district financial advisor to ensure all steps in the process follow the law. The bonds will be sold in $5,000 increments. The community will be notified and have first opportunity to buy the bonds at an estimated 5% interest (exact percent is determined when bonds are sold) for 20 years. Bonds may be sold by individuals at any time through their financial advisor on the open market. Meanwhile engineer, Frank Johnston, of Kerrville will be developing the working construction documents and specifications based on the bond documents that were presented in bond meetings. Mr. Johnston has 30 years experience working in surrounding areas including Kerrville, Ingram, Bandera, and Sabinal. He is one of the few engineers in the state that the Texas Education Agency has approved to operate as an architect. Subcontractors will be given about three weeks to prepare bid proposals. On the bid date, the business manager and superintendent, will open the bids and evaluate them with the engineer according to published criteria. The recommendations are then presented to the Leakey ISD School Board for approval following all board policies and state laws. Contracts with subcontractors whose bids are accepted will be issued. School Board members, the Business Manager, the Superintendent, and the Principal are not eligible to submit bids. After the bids are issued, the following will be removed: classrooms (eight classrooms, one science lab, one teacher workroom, and one testing storeroom) in poor condition, as indicated in public meetings and on the district’s website, will be removed. No

historic buildings will be removed. The Ag building will remain. Portable classrooms will be ordered and placed in the field between the elementary building and the football stadium, leaving room for stadium parking. The portable classrooms will be ready for students when school begins in August of 2014. Construction will be completed during the 20142015 school year under the supervision of Engineer, Frank Johnston. Two science labs, one computer lab, 12 classrooms, a teacher workroom, cafetorium with stage, and competition gym will be built (current covered play area). In addition, the current cafeteria and adjoining classrooms will be renovated into additional classrooms for the elementary campus (most classrooms have over 20 students with one having 24 students). An elementary science lab and computer lab will be included as well as a covered walkway from the parent drop-off area to the building. Next the portable classrooms will be removed. The secondary campus will be filled with up-to-date furniture and science lab tables, which are included in the bond election costs. All areas will be prepared to welcome students to the upgraded facilities for the 2015-2016 school year. As one tenth grade student said upon seeing the plans, “It’s a REAL school! We are going to have a REAL school!” Early voting is April 28 to May 6 at the Methodist Church Annex from 8 am-5 pm. May 10 is Election Day in the Leakey School Library from 7-7. For more information visit or call the school and speak with the interim superintendent, principal, or business manager.



Dates: Friday and Saturday April 25 and April 26 Monday through Saturday April 28 to May 3

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Camp Wood - City Yard Leakey - County Yard on Stanford Hollow Road 3 miles south of Leakey off US 83 The following materials will be accepted: - Tires with or without wheels - Trash - Metal - Burnable materials such as furniture and mattresses, but not brush The following materials WILL NOT be accepted: - Brush - Batteries - Paint Cans - Chemicals and Hazardous Materials - Roofing Materials and Construction Materials Dates and times are subject to change depending on conditions. For more information, call the Real County Judge at (830) 232-5304 or Camp Wood City Hall at (830) 597-2265.

continued from front page

In 2011, the TWDB approved a loan forgiveness and grant for design and construction of wastewater system; In 2012 the project was funded in an agreement between the NRA and TWDB; On April 16, 2012, Naismith Engineering was given notice to proceed with design. So, from that 10 year timeline to this one: Spring /Summer 2014 Environmental Determination and Permit Determination; June 2014 Phase 1 Collection System Design; October 2014 Wastewater Treatment Plant and Phase 2 90% Design; December 2014 Final Design Approval; April 2015 Bidding; July 2015 Begin Construction; November 2016 Complete Construction. (see page 13 for map). Brown also advised the council Alto Frio Baptist Encampment will be included in

the wastewater project. He said the encampment recently completed the process for a permit but will relinquish the permit when they connect to the wastewater system. City leaders continue to pursue additional water sources to meet the demand for water supply to City of Leakey customers. The city coffers have taken a hit this year with the additional funds needed to bring the Trees well into compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality standards and become operational. Schneemann said earlier this year how impressed he was with the finances of the City which showed a profit of $149,321.69 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Schneemann went on to say “It’s a good thing we were able to save a little because the expenses

of continuing to provide water to the City customers has been a heavy blow to the funds of the City.” He said with the expenses associated with the Trees well, approximately $302,362.00 and purchasing additional sites for future wells the City still maintains financial stability with sound financial decisions made by the council. Each time I question the Mayor of Leakey regarding the water situation our conversation ends with his adamantly encouraging citizens to conserve water. So once again, please remember your City leaders are working hard to continue to provide you water during one of the worst droughts in Texas history. Conserve this precious resource


intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria, along with the votes of the audience to take the reign of Miss Frio River 2014. At the end of the night Sofia Rodriguez was crowned as the new Miss Frio River and Kimberly Thomas was crowned Miss Frio River Princess. All of the young ladies did an excellent job of representing today’s youth. This year’s judges, Clyde “Bubba” Howse, Nancy Miller and Barbara Huff had a tough job of selecting this year’s Miss Frio River but they did a great job and they are very much appreciated. Also the young ladies were escorted to the stage by escorts: Jerry Blalock, Russell Glass, Pablo “Beatsie” Rubio and Steve Gray. J.D. Martinez and Steve Podrovitz from the Miles-James Post 489 American Legion presented awards to Bruce

Carr, Real County Deputy Sheriff, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; Jessica Dillard, Firefighter of the Year and Shelly Collins as EMS Person of the Year. Friends of the Real County Public Library presented their Volunteer of the Year to Rhonda Turner. The Frio Canyon Garden Club awarded Diane Foshee their Volunteer of the Year. The Leakey Masonic Lodge awarded their Community Builder award to Pat Walzel this year and the Leakey Volunteer Fire Department recognized Josh Dillard as their Firefighter of the Year. Many thanks go to all who volunteer in our community, without the efforts of our volunteers many organizations would cease to exist. In a community our size, each hand is a friend and each friend is a volunteer!

PUBLIC NOTICE Hill Country Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (“Hill Country”) is a telecommunications carrier committed to providing high quality telecommunications services at affordable rates to all subscribers throughout its service territory. Basic local services are offered at the following monthly rates: Type of Service Single Party Residence Single Party Business Emergency 911 Service Fee Touch Tone

Monthly Rates* $ 14.00 $ 16.00 $ 0.50 FREE

*Rates vary depending on location (exchange). As a part of its service commitment to its subscribers, Hill Country continually provides voice grade access to the public switched network, interexchange carriers, telecommunications relay service and 911 emergency services. Hill Country also provides access to operator services and directory assistance. Each local exchange access line comes with a primary directory listing at no charge and each subscriber automatically receives a Hill Country telephone directory annually. Furthermore, customers can report service trouble to the Cooperative twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Hill Country understands the importance of consumers having access to quality local telephone service. To help consumers obtain and keep their local service, Hill Country offers reduced rates to eligible consumers under the Lifeline program. Lifeline Service is a monthly discount on local service charges that is available to qualified consumers. Qualifying low-income individuals subscribing to residential service who are eligible for Lifeline telephone assistance programs will receive discounts off basic local charges and are eligible for toll blocking at no charge. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Hill Country Business Office. Basic services are offered to all consumers in the Cooperative’s service territory at the rates, terms and conditions specified in the Cooperative’s tariff on file with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. If you have questions regarding Hill Country’s services or rates, please call 830-367-5333 or toll free 800-292-5457. We welcome customer feedback through our customer service department or via our website at any time, and remain available to answer any questions you may have about the telecommunications services we provide.

P. O. Drawer D • Ingram, TX 78025 • USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD). Hill Country Telephone Cooperative, Inc. borrows money from the Rural Utilities Service and is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Please contact us at 830-367-5333 or 800-292-5457 for any questions.

Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500 Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 Property 002: Gorgeous 4BD/4BA custom home at 482 Camino del Rancho in Concan on 6+ acs. $595,000 HUGE REDUCTION Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 Property 007: 1570 sq. ft. 3/2 on 5+ acs. Great workshop w/extra living quarters. 435 RR 337 West is a MUST SEE. $196,000 Property 008: Rancho Real hunting tract. 25.61 acres, about 100 yds. from elec! Views, not too hard to access. $60,183 NEWProperty 009: Lovely & spacious 4BD/4BA home on 1.5+ acs. Frontage on Little Dry Frio. Pool and huge oaks. Must See!! $249,000 Property 010: 2.61 ac. lot on county rd. just 2 mi. east of Leakey. Covered w/oaks, city water & elec. avail. Great home base for RV! $69,000 Property 011: Very nice 1.2 ac. lot ready for your RV in Frio River Place. Central water & elec. in place. River Access. $84,500 REDUCED Property 012: Cute 2/1 cabin in Concan sitting on 6.98 unrestricted acres w/Hwy. 83 frontage. Tons of potential! Just $156,000 PENDING Property 013 : 96 Canyon Oaks Dr. in Concan. 3BD/3BA 1792 sq. ft. home. Great rental potential $238,000 REDUCED Property 014: 21 acs. EASY access! Nice hunting property very close to the Frio River. $60,929 PENDING Property 015: Breezy Oaks in Concan. Nicely FURNISHED 4BD/2BA on shaded lot! Good rental. River access. GREAT PRICE $234,900 Property 016: 3BD/2BA on nearly 1⁄2 ac. @ 525 Davis Place in Twin Forks. Beautiful river park and nice, spacious home. $129,000 PENDING Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $498,500 PENDING Property 018 : 1304 sq. ft. 2BD/2BA on nearly 1 ac. in Reagan Wells. Access to 100+ acs. and over a mile of river! Must see! $115,000 Property 019: 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. No HOA, mobiles ok! Has water meter, elec. at property. Lots of oaks. $49,000 Property 020: 3BD/2BA w/best view in Concan! Frio River access, carport w/storage, plenty of parking, patios & decks. $299,000 Property 021: 3 view lots in Canyon Oaks—Concan, TX! 1+ ac. each. Water & elec. available, nightly rentals OK. $39,000 Per Lot Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED NEWProperty 023: Creekside Guesthouse. 3BR/ 3.5BA on 5+ acs. w/Patterson Creek frontage. Just beautiful, huge trees, must see! $375,000 Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $109,000 REDUCED Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system& elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 030: Rancho Real, 10 ac. of remote land. 4x4 needed. Great hunting or recreational tract. Pretty flat topography. $32,500 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED NEWProperty 032: Lots 67 & 68 on golf course. 1⁄2 acre each w/nice trees, all utilities, hole #2. Super nice & easily buildable. ! $75,000 each Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 21.62 ac. of rough, rugged country! Great for hunting. 4x4 needed to access. Gorgeous views. $54,050 Property 035: 35 acs. of great hunting in Spring Country Ranch. Access to spring fed pool. 4x4

needed. No utilities. $104,940 Property 036: 8.65 acs. In Shady Oaks. Private yet minutes from town. Lots of big oaks. Electricity available. $69,000 Property 037&038: Two 2BD/2BA log cabins in Frio Pecan Farm. Lowest price! Income producing $159,000 each Property 039: Beautiful & spacious 4Bd/3Ba on nearly 1 ac. in Twin Forks. Super floor plan, covered porch, newer constr. $225,000 Property 040: Newer rock home in River Tree. Heavily treed lot, unique touches throughout, outdoor fp, river park. $240,000 REDUCED Property 041: 199 acs. of superb hunting! Fenced, ag. Exempt, several small springs, pond, old well, elec. close. $498,525 Property 042: Estate size lot in The Ranch. Huge Oak & pecan trees, ag. Exempt, underground elec. Frio access. NICE! $181,000 Property 043: 8+ acs. w/gorgeous oaks and great bldg. sites. Electricity available. AG EXEMPT taxes!! $77,045 Property 044: HUGE 9.72 acre lot in Concan! Best buy around…very private. Only $75,000 Property 045-046 : Canyon Oaks/Concan lots. River access, elec./ water available. 1ac. $42,500 per lot Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 NEWProperty 048: Beautiful new home nearing completion. On golf course in Concan! Choose your colors and finishing touches! $399,000 Property 049: 50 ac @ 172 Cattail Rd off RR337 W. Both sides Patterson Creek, no restrictions, paved road frontage, city water. $325,000 Property 050: 5+ acres, small cabin, fenced, private with lovely frontage on the West Frio River. All utilities in place. $178,500 Property 051: Stunning steel-frame home on 25 acs. w/HUGE views. Guest cabin. No restrictions. Utopia off Hwy. 1050. $694,000 Property 052: 5+ acres just West of Leakey. Fronts on John Buchanan Rd. Bldg. site faces east and is ready to go! $52,500 Property 053: 130+ acs. In Concan. Bear Creek Rd. Both sides of Bear Creek, partially fenced. NO Restrictions. $8,000 per ac. Property 054:Riverfront lot in Concan. Rentals ok. Decades old hand-crafted stone staircase to river. Heartstone Subdv. $319,000 Property 055: Two adjacent lots in Emerald Oaks Subdivision. Each lot is 1/2 acre. Very nice area. $22,500 EACH Property 056: Lovely Frio river front cabin on 2.27 acs. Close to Leakey, rentals allowed. Huge deck. Just stunning! Great price. $299,000 NEWProperty 057: Lowest priced lot in the Concan Country Club! Tons of oaks, nice & flat. All utilities in place. On 17th hole. ONLY $55,000 Property 058: 39 ac. in Rancho Real. Big views and great hunting. 4x4 is a MUST to access this property. $79,960 Property 059: Lot #260 in Twin Forks. Very close to Cathedral Park and the beautiful Frio River! Water & Elec. available. $25,000 Property 060: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lot 6+ ACS.w/Frio Access. $133,140 Property 061:1.22 ac. riverfront lot in Concan. Sits on high bluff. Just beautiful. Nightly rentals ok. Gated entry, paved roads. $299,000 Property 062:3/4 ac. river access lot in Heartstone Subdivision in Concan. 2 Super river access parks for owners use. $79,000 Property 063:Heartstone Subdivision in Concan! .88 ac. river access lot w/all underground utilities, paved roads, gated entry. $109,000 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED Property 066-068: 3 adjacent tracts in Deer Creek Estates—Rio Frio, TX. Beautiful homesites with views! 9-12 acs. $9,000 PER AC NEWProperty 069: Cozy 2BD/2BA cabin on a quiet, private 1 ac. lot in Twin Forks. Large detached garage w/bathroom. $154,400 NEWProperty 070: 11.84 acs. fronting Hwy. 336. No restrictions. All flat. Oaks and Pecan trees. Has water well. Bikers take note! $87,000


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 3


Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report April 6 - April 12, 2014

April 6 - April 12, 2014


4/6/2014 @ • 039 responded to Ranch Road 336 North of Leakey to assist the public 4/7/2014 @ • 1840 responded to a business on US Highway 83 North in Leakey to unlock a vehicle 4/9/2014 @ • 2314 responded to West Second Street in Camp Wood for a motor vehicle accident

Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Don Gass, Deputy Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden


Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



• • •

4/10/2014 @ 1213 responded to East Fourth Street in Camp Wood for a motorcycle accident 4/12/2014 @ 904 responded to Highway 55 North of Camp Wood for a report of loose livestock 2302 responded to South Guadalupe Street in Camp Wood for a report of reckless driving

FRIO CANYON EMS IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF DRIVERS AND MEDICS If you are interested please contact Diane at 830-232-5299

CHARITY BINGO 1st Thursday of each Month 7:15 p.m. @ Leakey American Legion Hall For more info call A.G. @ 232-6078 sponsored by American Legion & Leakey Lions Club


Mobile Home Services HENRY PENNEY

830486-6593 KNIPPA, TEXAS

• • • • •

Deliveries Relocating Foundations Set-ups Re-leveling

Garcia Construction and Masonry Noe Garcia Owner

Rock, brick, blocks, cement, walls, chimneys, saltillo tile, retaining walls, gate pillars P.O. Box 861 Leakey, Texas 78873

830-834-0446 830-834-0686 cell



Glass Replacement • Free Estimates • Guaranteed Workmanship

830-597-3368 403 N. Nueces St.

P.O. Box 816 Camp Wood, Tx 78833

Randy L. Crispin ATTORNEY AT LAW 121 Oak Hill, Ste. 2 Leakey, Texas 78873 (next to Rolling Hills Medical)

830-968-1311 832-867-8195

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE & HOME INSPECTION SERVICE 830.232.6742 210.844.2602 P.O. Box 185 Leakey, Texas 78873

TOM CALDWELL Professional Inspector License #9190

HILL COUNTRY HERALD 337 RR 337 West P.O. Box 822 Leakey, Texas 78873 (830) 232-6294 (830) 433-1424 Published Each Wednesday Julie Becker/Editor/Publisher Billie Franklin,

Sabinal Correspondent

Contributing Writers: Elaine Padgett Carnegie Linda Kirkpatrick Irene Van Winkle email: LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor on matters of public interest are welcome. Letters should be no more than 300 words and must be signed with a phone number. Deadline is Monday, 5 p.m. Letters are subject to editing for length and focus. Send letters to the Hill Country Herald, P.O. Box 822, Leakey, Texas, 78873 or email to Letters to the Editor published in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication on any subject. We do not print anonymous letters. ©2011 The Hill Country Herald All rights reserved . No part of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the owners. Hill Country Herald participates in newspaper recycling at South Texas Press, Hondo Texas. Member


City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld • Hugh Buchanan • Carl Jensen • Jesus Rubio • Bob Bowers Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Ben Cox Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 Aldermen: Curtis Wilson • Brant Hickman • Sammie Ives •Jesse Chavez • Josh Cox Volunteer Fire Dept:830-597-6100 Camp Wood Library: 830-597-3208 Nueces Canyon EMS: 830-597-4200 City of Sabinal Mayor: Louis Landeros Secretary: Betty Jo Harris Office: 830-988-2218 Councilmembers: Nancy Alvarado, Chuck Van Pelt, Alma Martinez, Linda Musquiz, Eloisa Munoz and Mike Nuckles Sabinal Library 830-988-2911 Sabinal Municipal Judge: Anita Herndon 830-988-2630 Real County County Judge, Garry Merritt 830-232-5304 Real County Attorney, Bobby Jack Rushing 830-232-6461 County/District Clerk, Bella Rubio 830-232-5202 Justice of the Peace Dianne Rogers: 830-232-6630 Justice of the Peace Chris Lacey: 830-597-6129 Sheriff, James Earl Brice 830-232-5201 Tax Assessor-Collector Donna Brice: 830-232-6210 Treasurer, Mairi Gray 830-232-6627 Chief Appraiser Kelley Shults 830-232-6248 Real County Public Library 830-232-5199 Camp Wood Public Library 830-597-3208 Real County Commissioners: Precinct #1: Manuel Rubio Pct.#2: Bryan Shackelford Pct. #3:Gene Buckner Pct.#4: Joe W. Connell, Sr. Real Edwards Conservation & Reclamation District PO Box 807 . Camp Wood, Texas 78833 (830) 597-3322 office Fax (830) 597-3320 email Roland Trees, Board President Joel Pigg, General Manager



5X10, 10X20, 10X30 UNITS RENTAL PRICES FROM $30 PER MONTH Office Location: 171 E. Main, Leakey, Texas Office Hours: 9 am to 3 pm, Tues., Wed., Thurs.

830-232-5656 830-232-5290

Page 4 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Bryan Shackelford General Contractor

Treespraying for ball moss FIREWOOD/ DAY


830.591.4734 (CELL)


“motorcycle friendly”




527 S. Hwy 83 Leakey, TX, 78873 USA

The Leakey Eagles Girls Golf team advanced to State with a win in Brenham on Tuesday. Pictured LtoR Joanie Elliot, Hailey Hart, Coach Leiker, Clair Glass and Hayley Bates.

Now available: Water conditioner salt 50 lb bag $10.00 a bag Baby Easter Egger and Dark Brahma Chicks 3.35 each

959 S. US Hwy 83 Leakey, Tx.

LEAKEY ISD SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS Frank Garcia Senior Frank Garcia is the son of Susie Garza and Francisco Garcia. He lives with Susie Garza, Chris, Dimitri, and Satera Perez. Frank has participated in football, basketball, tennis, and track. He plans to attend college and is interested in becoming a Registered Nurse.


“The Lumber Yard” since 1958

US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4260

Hardware • Plumbing • Electrical Siding • Doors • Insulation Truss Package* • Concrete Products Roof Packages* • Beams to size* *special order

Job Site Delivery Blueprint Take-offs Door/Window Take-offs Real Building Supply, Inc. U.S. Hwy 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-5241

Mama Chole’s

Mexican Restaurant (830) 232-6111

Jimmy Albarado III Alma Albarado Owners Hwy 83 Downtown Leakey, Texas

UTOPIA RECYCLES Recycling Services for residents and visitors Bring your Plastic, Paper, Cardboard, Tin and Aluminum Cans

Tue./Thurs./Sat. 9 AM – 2 PM

For more information and directions to the recycling center go to Call Claudia @ 830-966-5566

Johanna Carrizales Johanna Carrizales is the daughter of Maribel and Marcos Carrizales. She was born in Monclova, Coahuila, and moved to Leakey at the age of five, not knowing any English. She has a younger brother Marco, who is in the ninth grade, and a younger sister Natalie, who is in the fourth grade. Johanna is involved in FFA, varsity volleyball, varsity basketball, and track. Her freshmen year she went to the VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition in San Antonio and advanced to state which was held in Kima, Texas. Her sophomore year she attended a Youth Leadership Program called GOLD, and learned how to become a better person and greater leader. Last year she advanced with her basketball team to the State Tournament held in Austin. Last year Johana participated in the track regional meet in pole vault and placed fourth, and in the 4x2 relay and placed sixth. The Leakey girls brought back the regional championship title. She currently works part-time as a waitress at Mill Creek Café and has been employed there for about two years. She plans to attend Galen College of Nursing in San Antonio, Texas, to get her Registered Nursing Degree and one day pursues her dream of becoming a pediatrician.

The Leakey FFA Wildlife team

By: Matt Meador, AST/FFA Adviser

The Leakey FFA Wildlife team (Morgan Rasco, Taos Trees, and Tristan Troch) traveled to Alpine on the 24th of March to compete in the Sul Ross State University Invitational CDE’s. The team finished second overall. Also, Tristan Troch had the second highest score and Morgan Rasco had the third highest score. During the Wildlife CDE, the students apply the information gained through enrollment in the agricultural science wildlife management course to demonstrate and identify plant species, proper habitat management practices, safety procedures, game laws, management techniques as well as compass and pacing skills.

5th Six Weeks Library News The 5th Six Weeks was most definitely a successful one! We had a tremendous amount of students earn their AR T-shirt and several that earned their AR Gift Card! Kindergarten was on a roll this 6 weeks, with a whopping 10 students earning their AR T-Shirt! Ashton Richardson, Madison Sifuentes, Cristian Carabajal, Trinity Hewett, Christopher Albers, Katya Maxwell, Abigail Harrington, Makayla Reyes, Tanner Johnson, Noah Ezell, and Weston Hearn all earned their t-shirt! In 1st grade, Julia Sanchez, Jay Edwards, Valeria Carabajal, Megan Harlow and Kellan Hidalgo earned their t-shirt. 2nd grade stepped it up with 7 t-shirt winners! They were Alejandra Benavidez, Christian Nevarez, Trinity Harlow, Roman Estrada, Isabelle Grijalva, Braden Smith, and JD Pannell. In 3rd grade, we had Matthew Luce, Michael Meyers, and Houston Williams scoring their t-shirts. And last, but not least, Reagan Fox and Shania Falcon, both 6th graders, earned their t-shirt! Our AR Gift Card earners for the 5th 6 Weeks were Delaney Schaefer, Zachary Hotard, and Soraya DeLeon, all in 1st grade, Charlie Perez from 2nd grade and our first Kindergartner to earn her

submitted by Jana Valenzuela, NC Elementary Librarian

AR Gift Card, Averi Walker, with Cassidy Williams joining her on the last day of the six weeks!! Our top readers for the 5th 6 Weeks are as follows: Kindergarten- Cassidy Williams, Averi Walker, and Noah Ezell. 1st GradeDelaney Schaefer, Zachary Hotard, and Valeria Carabajal. 2nd Grade- Charlie Perez, Roman Estrada, and Trinity Harlow. 3rd Grade- Jordon Taylor, Kylie Taylor, and Ailani Sanchez. 4th Grade- Genesis Perez, Michaela Brown, and Michael Bejarano. 5th Grade- Kimberly Stults, Zoe Carnes, and Kambryn DeLeon. 6th Grade- Caiden Childs, Shania Falcon, and Reagan Fox. In other news, the AR Fun Fling Trip has been set! The students who earn their required points to attend Fun Fling will be

headed to Sea World on April 25th! The last day to test for Fun Fling points is Monday, April 21st, so for those of you who are very close, get to reading! The last day to AR test for the AR T-shirt and AR Gift Card is Friday, May 9th. This is also the last day to test for a reading grade. Happy Reading! Standing: Jordon Taylor, Caiden Childs, Kylie Taylor, Shania Falcon, Michael Bejarano, Reagan Fox, Genesis Perez, Zoe Carnes, Michaela Brown, Kimberly Stults, Ailiani Sanchez, & Kambryn DeLeon Middle Row (Kneeling)- Delaney Schaefer, Roman Estrada, Charlie Perez, Valeria Carabajal, Zachary Hotard Front RowCassidy Williams, Averie Walker, Noah Ezell

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 5

Area One Act Play Competition On Saturday, April 12, 2014 The Nueces Canyon High School One Act Play company competed in the 1A Region IV Area 2 UIL One-Act Play Contest. It was held at John Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas. The students performed “Dearly Departed” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones. Directors Shelli Carnes, Louis Webb and Kathy Hicks were extremely proud of the each and every student involved in the performance. They did an outstanding job. Several awards were handed out at the close of the contest. Ashley Harmon was awarded with Honor Crew for her job as stage manager. Honorable Mention All Star Cast was awarded to Ambor Hamilton and Gabbi Irwin for their roles of Raynelle and Suzanne. All Star Cast was awarded to Emily Carnes for her role as Marguerite. Although the play will not be advancing to the Regional meet, competing for the first time in 14 years at the Area level was an exciting experience and a tremendous amount of fun. However, the fun is not over yet! The NC One Act Play company is holding a “fund raising” public performance on Tuesday night April 22nd

By Superintendent Kristi Powers

at 7:00. This performance will be held at the Nueces Canyon Elementary Gym and admission is on a “donation” basis. The students are excited about their One Act Play program and are already looking forward to next year. Please come out Tuesday night, April 22nd and help to support the “arts.” Pictured: Ambor Hamilton, Emily Carnes, Ashley Harmon, Danielle Irwin

District 27-A Tennis Tournament Results This past Monday, the Swinging Panthers competed in the District 27-A District Tournament in Kerrville. Perhaps the toughest tennis district in the state began its tournament bid under blue skies and near perfect conditions. N.C.’s numbers were small, just two Mixed Doubles teams, but they were purposeful in their demeanor. Meagan Prather and Ethan Tinsley played Varsity and took to the court first against a strong #2 Junction team. The Eagles struck first grabbing the early break. Junction was much more effective at the net and aggressive off the baseline. However, Big Blue held tough by slowly trying to assert themselves at the net, and they began to use finesse lobs to frustrate their opponent. The Panthers also took advantage of some sloppy serving by Junction who threw in four untimely double faults. The Canyon grabbed their first advantage leading 4-3. Unfortunately, they could not win the big points to finish the set. The Panthers had too many unforced errors at the net to steal the first set and truly put some fear into the Eagles. Instead, Junction stormed back and won the set with a fight at (7-5). In the second set, the Panthers grabbed the momentum and the first game. N.C. then held serve, but they would win no more games. The N.C. duo closed their improving season losing (5-7)(2-6) to a strong team. The Canyon did play out the consolation side of the bracket and won easily against Brackettville (8-1), and then again verses Center Point at (8-4). This was a definite positive sign of what could be in store for the Panthers next season when they look forward to the new realignment for tennis and new opportunities. On the J.V. side of the tournament, Nikki Ramirez and Josh Shearer began their Mixed Doubles bid with a slow start. Just as their Varsity teammates did, they fell to a stronger Junction team at 1 and 1. However, they would not be dejected. The pair regrouped to play out the consolation side of the draw and played some of their best tennis on the season. N.C. made quick work of a Medina team with strong serves from Shearer and crisp volleys from Ramirez.

By Coach Brandy Sweeten

The Panthers lived to play a third match winning (8-2). Next up was a formidable Mason team standing in the way of the Panthers’ consolation prize. Big Blue again rose to the occasion and brought their best tennis. The match was nip and tuck the whole way. If one team broke serve, the other team would brake right back. Finally, at 7 all, nerves got to the Punchers and they double faulted the duce point away to give N.C. the last break of serve. Ramirez, who has been shaky on her serve all season, would have to serve out the match. She fittingly served the game of the season not throwing in one double fault, serving a service winner to bring N.C. to match point - and then not to outdo herself - ended the match with an ace. Team Shearer and Ramirez showed much improvement on the season and saved their best for last. The Panthers would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Prather for traveling to be N.C.’s photographer, as well as Ms. Ramirez for their support. Though the Panthers’ numbers were small, their efforts this year were quite big. . . it was a fun season.

By Coaches Roe Burleson and Oscar Aguilera

· 800 meter relay- 2nd- Gabby Irwin, Siera Edwards, Priscilla Gonzales, Nikki Milliorn. · Jayden Aguilera is alternate on both relays. The top 4 finishers in each event qualify to Regional competition so all of the girls who went to Area will be competing at Regional representing NC. Great job and best of luck in San Antonio. The girls will be going to Junction on Thursday, April 17th for a Regional Qualifiers meet. Boys Results:

· Isaiah Deleon 5th discus · Reagan Luce 6th Triple Jump, 6th 100 meter run · Preston Nevarez, Dakota Davila, Nathan Carleton, Reagan Luce 6th 800 Meter relay The boys competed well against tough schools in the area, ending the track season with no one advancing to regionals. Coach Aguilera said, “I personally would like to thank the guys for all the hard work and dedication they put into this track season.” Thank you all again for supporting the Nueces Canyon Panther track teams.

Panther All Stars Named at NCJH Lee Harrington and William Martinez were named as the April Panther All-Stars on Friday, April 11. Lee is a 7th grade student and has participated in band, football, and basketball. His teachers made comments about how proud they are of Lee’s accomplishments this year. He is a very conscientious young man who always works very hard. Lee is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Harrington. William Martinez is the 8th grade Panther All Star. William’s teachers commented that William has really improved this year and works hard to complete his work. On hand to celebrate with William were his little sister and his mom. William is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Esteban Martinez NCCISD would like to congratulate both of these junior high students! Pictured William Martinez and Lee Harrington

Idrianna Deleon Jay Edwards Aiden Floyd Kellan Hidalgo Kaleena Hidalgo Zachary Hotard Marcos Ortiz Jonathan Ramos Delaney Schaefer 2nd Grade Alejandra Benavidez Wyatt Bingham Melody Calderon Joe Chavez Allena Davis Roman Estrada Isabelle Grijalva Trinity Harlow Alexandria Quillin David Shipman Shyann Villareal Sarah Whipkey 3rd Grade

Nathanael Carabajal Camdyn Childs Rachelle Gonzales Matthew Luce Kylie Taylor Caeley Whipkey Houston Williams 4th Grade Nadia Aguilera Michael Bejarano Waylon Bingham Andres Carabajal Brenlee Fox Sierra Hernandez Kaydie Light Genesis Perez 5th Grade Cadence Balderas Analee Carabajal Paige Elliott Nacole Hale Fabian Hernandez Layne Hicks Kimberly Stults

Easter Break · NCCISD will have an early release at lunch time on Thursday April 17th · School will be out on Friday April 18th School will be in session on Monday April 21st

Hauling Road Base • Sand • Gravel • Asphalt Trash Removal Service • Roll-Offs • Demolition Freddie Cuellar 830-426-4261






MILL CREEK CAFE 849 US Hwy. 83 S (across from Stripes) Leakey, Texas 830-232-4805


NC Elementary Honors for 5th 6 weeks A Honor Roll 1st Grade Valeria Carabajal Soraya Deleon Megan Harlow Cash Luce 2nd Grade Bri-Ann Chavez Ethan Hondorf Christian Nevarez Jeffery Pannell Charlie Perez 3rd Grade Ailani Sanchez 4th Grade Michaela Brown 5th Grade Kambryn Deleon Madison Williams 6th Grade Reagan Fox AB Honor Roll st 1 Grade Cheyenne Carter

Friday, April 4, 2014 was Alexis Flores Day at Nueces Canyon CISD! Alexis is a senior and will graduate in May. She has been accepted to Southwest Texas Junior College. Alexis will pursue a degree in Nursing. Alexis has already obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate.She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Flores.Alexis is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated on the UIL Academic team throughout high school. A card was presented to Alexis and a video was shown in her honor.NCCISD is proud of Alexis and wishes her the very best!

Josh Shearer, Ethan Tinsley, Meagan Prather, Nikki Ramirez

NCHS Athletes at Area Track The advancing NC track team members traveled to Harper on April 10th for the Area track meet. Girls Results: The girls performed well and as a result will be going to Regional in San Antonio . The meet will be held at Judson High School on April 25-26. · Nikki Milliorn- 2nd in the shot put and 5th in the long jump. · Gabby Irwin- 5th in the 200 meter dash. · 400 meter relay- 3rd- Gabby Irwin, Siera Edwards, Priscilla Gonzales, Nikki Milliorn.

Alexis Flores Day at NCCISD

By Co-Director Kathy Hicks

6th Grade Shania Falcon Helen Perez Leslie Taylor Perfect Attendance Pre-K Christopher Carabajal Hannah Gomez Noah Hewett Marley Jimenez Reagan King Kylie Kramer Caleb Schaefer Kinder Trinity Hewett Katya Maxwell 1st Grade Cheyenne Carter Jay Edwards James Farley Cash Luce Marcos Ortiz Delaney Schaefer

Seth Sifuentes 2nd Grade Joe Chavez Allena Davis Roman Estrada Cristian Nevarez Charlie Perez David Shipman Shyann Villareal 3rd Grade Camdyn Childs Karen Cook Fabian Gomez Rachelle Gonzales Carli Luce Michael Myers Ailani Sanchez Jordan Taylor Kylie Taylor 4th Grade Nadia Aguilera Waylon Bingham Susan Blakeney Andres Carabajal

Michael Contreras Kaydie Light Kylie Luce Genesis Perez Ryan Rodriguez 5th Grade Cadence Balderas Eneida Garza Nacole Hale Fabian Hernandez Layne Hicks Caiden Childs 6th Grade Victor Contreras Tony Gonzales Sylvia Hernandez Helen Perez Liliana Quintero Stephanie Reyes Jordan Short Cheyenne Whipkey


No Credit Cards Accepted

Page 6 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


by Billie Franklin


Happy Easter


Pest & Termite Control Tree Spraying Lawn Treatment

Residential & Commercial Jim Wilson PCL-12791 Ricci Pendley 830-232-5599 830-279-4836 cell “Call On Us When They Are 830-486-7053 cell Crawling On You!!


633 Hwy. 83 South Leakey, Tx. 830-232-5282 830-279-6648 BOTTLES FILLED WHILE YOU WAIT Motor Vehicle and RV Fuel Locally Owned


With this being Holy Week, there are many things going on. School will be out on Friday, so watch out for the little ones. They will be out and about. Open to all children, toddlers through the third grade, there will be an Easter egg hunt at Sabinal Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday starting at 2 pm. A special gift will be given to each participant. Refreshments will be served. The hut is being provided by First Baptist and First United Methodist Churches. School will reconvene on Monday and everything will return to normal, whatever normal is.

Central Christian

Not breaking with tradition, Central Christian will host their Easter Sonrise service at 7 am Sunday morning. Breakfast will follow in the annex. It is open to all, regardless of religious affiliation.

First Baptist

At 7 pm tomorrow evening, First Baptist will hold their Maundy Thursday service in the sanctuary. It is open to the community.

First United Methodist

A Confirmand Luncheon was held last Sunday following the Palm Sunday service. There were many special visitors, families of the confirmands, who were present. There was plenty of food and new people to meet and greet. On Thursday at 7 pm, the girl scouts will meet in the education building. On Friday again at 7 pm, a continuum of the Maundy Thursday service will be held in the Methodist sanctuary. This service too is open to the public.

Patrick, and Vanderpool’s St. Mary Catholic Churches. Father Antonio Hernandez will be officiating all services. Holy Thursday will be held at St. Joseph beginning at 5:30 pm Confessions followed by 6 pm Mass. At St. Patrick, Confessions will be held at 8 pm followed by an 8:30 pm Mass. Adoration will last until midnight at St. Patrick. Good Friday services will all be held at St. Patrick, beginning at noon with the Stations of the Cross; 2:45 pm the Divine Mercy Chaplet; 3 pm The Seven Last Words of Christ; 6 pm the Sorrowful Rosary; and at 7 pm the Lord’s Passion. Holy Saturday services begin at St. Joseph’s with an 8:30 Easter Vigil. Then at St. Patrick there will be an Easter Vigil beginning at 10:30 pm. Easter Sunday the Mass Resurrection of the Lord will be held at 9am at St. Mary’s. At 11 am the Mass Resurrection of the Lord will be held at St. Patrick. Also the Rice Bowls are due Easter Sunday. On Sunday, May 4 there will be a St. Patrick Festival with a raffle drawing, hamburger sales, basketball tournament, horseshoe pitching, cake walk, games, garage sale, and anything else you might want. The festival begins at 1 pm. Maria Banda is in charge of the raffle. See her for tickets.

Matt Medina

The Texas High School Coaches Association has selected Matt Medina to participate in the 2014 All-Star Football Game which will be held in the Alamodome in San Antonio on Tuesday July 22 at 7 pm. He will represent the South team as a linebacker and his coach will be Bob Gillis from El Campo High School. The last person from Sabinal who was selected for this honor was Bob Hargreaves in 1968. Less than 10 percent of the athletes from 1A schools are selected. Medina will attend A & M at Kingsville this coming year, another opportunity to follow this outstanding athlete. In January of this year, Medina was selected to participate at the All Star game where he was running back on the West Team. There he carried the ball 6 times for a total of 38 yards. The Texas sports Writers Association honored Medina in 2013 with All-State Honorable Mention running back and in 2012 honorable mention as linebacker.

Spirit of ‘45

continued from front page

St. Patrick Catholic

As a visitor to St. Patrick on Saturday evening, I noticed new frames around the statures of St. Michael and St. Patrick with beautiful backgrounds painted on the walls. It was explained to me that Father Antonio’s sister is an artist and has painted the beautiful scenes behind the statues. They are very attractive. For Holy Week, the schedule is divided amongst Knippa’s St. Joseph, Sabinal’s St.

church services. They hope to make this an annual event and hope that the community will respond and turn out. “Come on Down” to the Sabinal Senior Citizens Center for Easter and enjoy the meal and a visit with the Yeakles and your friends

Easter Luncheon

The entire Yeakel family of Golden Chick in Uvalde, treated Sabinal Seniors to a free, appreciation luncheon on Easter Sunday last year. They want to again recongnize the seniors and honor those over 65 to a free luncheon this coming Sunday following

Every time I interview someone who served in the service during WWII, I get a surprise, and this lady was the biggest surprise yet. She asked me if I knew of a couple, the man was from Concord, New Hampshire, and his wife was from Texas. She recalled that the woman was in the WAC’s. She could not recall the name of the couple. I mentioned that my dad was from Concord and my mother from Utopia. “What’s the name,” she asked? When I said, “Chamberlin”, she pointed and said, “That’s the name.” I told her that she had shared her entire life with me during this interview, and she brought me right back home, to where I belong.

Yellowjacket Band continues successful trend

submitted by

Zach Sims, Sabinal HS Band Director

Tim Pfieffer TACLB33581C

(830-966-4604 P.O. Box 434 Utopia, Texas 78884

Rio Brewster Waste Management

830-232-6727 Let us take out the trash for you Owners Larry & Patricia Chisum P.O. Box 868

No more remembering to put the trash out on trash day, just put it in the dumpster.

Leakey, Tx 78873

DonCo-RENTALS Hwy. 90 West Uvalde, Texas

DON WILLEMIN Bentonite Dealer Pond/Tank Sealer Sell-Buy-Rent Heavy Machinery

The Sabinal Yellowjacket Band has continued their streak of success with a recent Sweepstakes Award and students competing well at Solo & Ensemble contest. The band attended the Region 11 UIL Concert & Sight Reading competition in Fredericksburg on March 5, 2014. The band received all superior ratings in both concert and sight reading portions of the contest. Because the band also received all superior ratings at marching contest, they were awarded the Sweepstakes trophy for the second consecutive year. Several students also competed at a Solo & Ensemble competition in Lytle on March 29, 2014. The students prepared pieces of music that they played with a piano accompaniment in front of a judge. Students receiving a superior rating were Bernardo Jimenez, Autumn Davis, and Adrian Alejandro. There were also four students who received an excellent rating. These students were Heath White, Mary Escalante, Sean Shelby, and Abraham Gonzalez. This was the first time these students had ever been to a solo & ensemble contest and they performed extraordinarily well. The students of the Yellowjacket Band continue to work hard and improve as musicians. Congratulations to all of the students for their hard work. Special thanks go out to Della Plagens

Leakey Lions Club Members Pick-Up Litter on Two Miles Stretch of US Hwy 83 North of Leakey by Fred R. McNiel, Publicity Chairman

The weather cooperated nicely on Saturday, April 12th as ten Leakey Lions Club members and two of their friends assembled promptly at 8:00 a.m. north of the long bridge over the West Prong of the Frio River to organize and pick-up all of the litter on a two mile stretch of US Hwy 83 North of Leakey. Due to an overcast sky the weather was perfect for such an outing and with everyone working diligently, it took about an hour to pick up and bag all of the trash on the sides of the road! The Leakey Lions Club adopted this section of highway a number of years ago and at least twice a year the club very faithfully picks up all the accumulated litter that has been discarded by inconsiderate motorists! Those Leakey Lions

830-278-1308 Shop 830-278-9663 Home 830-591-3008 or 830-591-8314 Mobile




Water Harvesting & Reclamation

Accredited Professional

from Hondo for accompanying our students at the Solo & Ensemble contest.

Roofing, Seamless Gutters and All Types of Construction

Club members who participated in this bi-annual effort included: John Patrick, Guinn Turner, Ed Mack, A.G. Hood, Fred McNiel, Punchy Riley, Ricky Peters, A.G. Ollre, Brad Mullen, and J.D. Martinez. Jay Cleveland and Adam Gonzales were visiting their Lion friends and they graciously agreed to help with the effort. Thirty four bags of trash were picked up and delivered to the Texas Department of Transportation maintenance office for disposition in the land-fill! Lion A.G. Hood patrolled the highway and collected the bags of trash as they were filled. The twelve workers divided into four teams of 2-3 workers each and each team covered one side of the highway for approximately one mile. Since we started on both ends of the two mile stretch, we met in the middle about ten o’clock having completed the task at hand! The next scheduled trash pick-up will take place in the fall hopefully after all the wildflowers have gone to seed. Lion Guinn Turner serves as the Adopta-Highway Chairman and he did a great job of securing safety vests and trash bags to properly equip the workers. The Lions who participated in this effort took time

for a photograph in front of the sign that designates the adopted stretch of highway.

Those pictured include: (from left to right kneeling) Guinn Turner, A.G. Hood, A.G. Ollre, J.D. Martinez, and Adam Gonzales. Also: (from left to right standing) John Patrick, Ed Mack, Punchy Riley Ricky Peters, and Jay Cleveland. Lions who helped but are not pictured included Brad Mullen and Fred McNiel.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 7


Did you ever see one of those old westerns, where the cowboy was living “out” of his time? You know where they are fencing the range and people are driving automobiles… and he just didn’t know how to adapt… Well, he did adapt. He moved to sparsely populated areas and continued to work his cattle, ranch or farm. He adjusted, followed the laws of the land, paid his bills and minded his own business… until they didn’t leave him a choice. “They” being our Federal Government. In the case of Cliven Bundy, well, he just got backed into a corner! Bundy’s neighbor wrote an explanation that makes it a little easier to understand for those of us who are not ranchers: By Kena Lytle Gloeckner, (Excerpt) “There have been a lot of people criticizing Clive Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Clive did not. What you people probably do not realize is that on every rancher’s grazing permit it says the following: “You are authorized to make grazing use of the lands, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and covered by this grazing permit, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this grazing permit and payment of grazing fees when due.” The “mandatory” terms and conditions go on to list … Every rancher must sign this “contract” agreeing to abide by the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before he or she can make payment. In the early 90s, the BLM went on frenzy and drastically cut almost every rancher’s permit because of this desert tortoise issue, even though all of us ranchers knew that cow and desert tortoise had co-existed for a hundred+ years. As an example, a family friend had his permit cut by 90%. For those of you who are non ranchers, that would be equated to getting your paycheck cut 90%. In 1976 there were approximately 52 ranching permittees in this area of Nevada. Presently, there are 3. Most of these people lost their livelihoods because of the actions of the BLM. Clive Bundy was one of these people who received extremely unfair and

unreasonable TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Keep in mind that Mr. Bundy was required to sign this contract before he was allowed to pay. Had Clive signed on the dotted line, he would have, in essence, signed his very livelihood away… what his family had worked for and his legacy! And so Mr. Bundy took a stand, not only for himself, but for all of us.” A stand that at least for the moment we are still allowed to take! Modern day media made it easy for Clive Bundy to stand off the “theft of his property”. I fear it will NOT be as easy for the next Clive Bundy…they will be more careful next time! They (again being the Federal Government) thought they would take him down quietly, (when they couldn’t back him down in

court) in the wilderness where no one would know…however, People came from everywhere to help him…”armed” people so the playing field was even. More people took video of one of his family’s women being thrown to the ground by agents and his son being tazed… the videos went viral they say. When the BLM moved in and began rounding up his cattle, it was because he endangered the habitat of the desert tortoise. A tortoise for which they can no longer afford to fund conservation efforts, the sick and weak are being euthanized and the healthy ones set free in order to prepare to end the failed effort. Another reason things started to fall apart is that “people” like you and me began to search for information. “We were told they

The Utopia Lions Club

did it because the Bundys had broken federal laws by not paying… But the Governor of the state of Nevada quickly told us that Bundy had paid every ounce of state tax, met the state requirements, and their family had been improving the property for more than 100 years previous.” Finally someone found the link between a communist Chinese wind/solar power plant and its connection to that senator named Harry Reid. Evidently a plan had been hatched to use the Bundy property for a solar farm and instead of paying the Bundys, someone, somewhere in the administration believed it was easier to just take what they wanted. “Curiouser and curiouser….” “As the Bundy family members were abused, cameras captured it. Not television network cameras, but dozens of cell phone video devices that gave witness to the watching world. The Democrats began to scatter and the BLM caved…The majority of Americans saw through the main stream media efforts to spin the story in Nevada. Couple that with the leadership failures that the American people view the administration responsible for, from Benghazi to the Affordable Care Act, all it took was the unedited video of federal agents tazing Bundy’s son, followed by his pulling the wires from his chest and continuing to stand his ground for there to be comparisons made to the American revolution. Again, I say…they will be more careful next time. They did not expect the American people to stand against them with their sniper rifles, helicopters and all their “Federal government rigamarole…” Now that it has happened, they will make sure it never happens again. Next time we will only know about it “after the fact” and we will only know “what they want us to know!” Food for thought: Do you believe that Cliven Bundy would still have his cattle, his livelihood and his home and family today if he had been unarmed? Then on the flip side…what could they take from you?

“Treating your family like our family since 2007” SOUTHERN TEXAS HOME HEALTH Inc. Family Owned & Family Operated License#011432

Southern Texas Home Health Inc. takes pride in providing superior nursing care as well as offering a helping hand for those who are home bound and in need of services due to illness, injury or returning home from a hospital stay. We will work directly under the supervision of your physician to provide the best care possible while you are in the comfort of your own home.

Toll free

Main Office Devine, Texas 830-663-5240

Now Covering Leakey, Camp Wood & Surrounding Areas


PURVEYORS OF FINE FARM AND RANCH PROPERTIES THROUGHOUT TEXAS Our brokerage firm represents both buyers and sellers; bringing our combined knowledge, resources and expertise to bear on behalf of our clients.

WWW.REPUBLICRANCHES.COM San Antonio & Leakey Charles Davidson-Agent Dallas Bryan Pickens-Broker

888-726-2481 Hondo Mark Matthews-Broker Houston Jeff Boswell-Broker

Maytag-Amana-Speed Queen Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (830) 988-2604


BOYD’S APPLIANCE Sales & Service

by Marilyn Chalmers

The Utopia Lions Club held its monthly meeting at 7PM at Utopia Senior Citizens on April 10, 2014. Following a delicious meal of smothered steak, smashed potatoes, and all the trimmings hosted by Sid and Jacque Chaney, Lee and Mary Baron, and Jody Rutherford, President Bill Cockerill called the meeting to order. Lion John Davis introduced the program for the evening. The 2013-2014 Utopia High School FFA tractor team, comprised of seniors Elizabeth Espey, Chase Jones, and Jeneva Noah, presented a PowerPoint chronicling the restoration of their project, a 1948 Farmall Cub, to compete in area stock shows. Spending approximately 285 hours on the restoration project and garnering numerous ribbons and awards from many stock shows, they were awarded the Uvalde Stock Show Reserved Grand Champion of the restoration division. Kirmon Smith and Neil Boltinghouse assisted these young ladies every step of the way. Also presenting a PowerPoint were seniors Raven Faust and Zylpha Bice, the 2013-2014 Utopia High School FFA Utility trailer team. The girls spent over 100 hours on the construction of a utility trailer, which brought home quite a few ribbons and awards from numerous stock shows. Guided by Cory Lowrance, the high point of the team’s year, besides the accomplishment of a job well done, was receiving the coveted Grand Champion blue ribbon at the 2014 Uvalde Stock Show. Ladies, we are very proud of your diligence this year and your accomplishments in a job well done! The big item of discussion was the Utopia Community Auction which will be held Saturday, April 13. The Second Annual Auction is the shared by Utopia EMS, Utopia Fire and Rescue, and Utopia Lions Club. Al Hoelscher, who has been the auctioneer for the past 13 years, will kick off the auction at noon following a meal served by the Utopia ISD sophomore class. Hopefully, the 2013 auction total of $40,000 will be surpassed. According to Lion Marilyn Chalmers, three seniors have submitted applications for the Utopia Lions Club Scholarship. Interviews are scheduled for Monday, April 28, and scholarship recipients will be presented at the Utopia High School Graduation. Nomination Committee Chairman Lion John Davis presented the slate of officers for the 20142015 year. The Club voted in the following officers for next year: President – Rod Chalmers ; 1st VPJohn Davis; Past President – Bill Cockerill; Secretary – Marilyn


Specialty Plumbing

Chalmers; Treasurer – Bill Cockerill; Lion Tamer – Jesse Pfieffer; Tail Twister – Dave Kjar; 1-year Director – Kent Kepler; 2-year Director – Kelly Longbotham; PR Director – Cindy Cockerill; District Representative – Kelly Longbotham. Secretary Lion Jean Findling presented ten year Lions Club International pins to Lynn and Lou Holt. Lion Sid and Jacque Chaney volunteered to head up the Highway Trash-Off team this year. The next meeting will be on May 8, 2014, at 7pm at the Senior Citizens Center. Pictured: Utopia FFA 2013-1014 Tractor Restoration Team:(L to R) Seniors Chase Jones, Jeneva Noah, Elizabeth Espey Utopia FFA 2013-2014 FFA Utility Trailer Team: (L to R) Seniors Raven Faust and Zylpha Bice

•Sewer & Drain Cleaning •Water Heaters, Disposals, Faucets, etc.•Remodels & New Construction


CALL 830-232-5221

Rick Schmidt Master Plumber MPL#18321

The Leakey Beverage Barn Hours


7-9 Monday thru Thursday 7-10 Friday & Saturday 12-8 on Sunday

US Hwy 83 South, Leakey, Texas 232-4224

This Week’s Puzzle Solutions

Page 8 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man of Steel


Joann Matchett

Grammie Jean Connell - Nelson

Joann Matchett, age 68, of Camp Wood, Texas passed away April 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Lufkin, Texas to Delbert and Katie (Parks) Matchett on December 27, 1945. She is survived by her granddaughter, Connie Matchett of Camp Wood; sisters, Minnie Wills and Joyce Nash both of Camp Wood, Katie Ryan of North Carolina, and Bonnie Loving of Lufkin; brothers, Lynnwood Matchett and Jo Edd Matchett both of Huntington, Clarence Matchett of Dilly; aunts, Doggie Lacey, Jean Pannel; nephew, Justin Wills of Camp Wood numerous other nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Katie Matchett, and daughter, Teresa Matchett. A memorial service will be held at a later date.The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, Texas.

Jean Connell – Nelson, age 78, of Barksdale, known to so many as Grammie went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde, Texas. She was born in Franklin, Texas to Allen (Hoot) and Rachael (Dink) Parker on March 19, 1936. She is survived by her husband, John Nelson; children, Donna Connell, Diane Jacobs and husband Jim, Don Connell and wife Dorothy, Dana Wood and husband Richard, Tipp Nelson and wife Jill, Tammy Huckaby and husband Trent, and Tonya Poindexter and husband Chad, Cody Smith, Kelley Hall and husband Larry and Jay Merritt and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Coy Jacobs and wife Sherronda, Joli Jacobs, Calli Wood, Cade Wood, Cody Wood, Caitlyn Connell, Parker Connell, Hailey Connell, Taylor Nelson, Cooper Nelson, Walker Nelson, Avery Nelson, Lexi Poindexter, Jadyn Poindexter, Tyler Young, and Jhonalou Shaw and husband Cliff. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Tyler Jacobs, Taylor Jacobs, Tanner Jacobs, Tory Jacobs, Trinity Jacobs, Jazzelle Poindexter, Coleman Hinojos, Skylar Shaw, Jacob Shaw; sisterin-law, Geneva McMains; sister and brother-in-laws, Joyce and Boots Moore and Joe and Algerita Nelson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and every child who called her Grammie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoot and Dink Parker; sister, Linda Scott; grandson, Casey Wood; mother-in-law, Maggie J. Nelson and niece, Shea Scott. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Baptist Temple Church, 620 East Main Street, Uvalde, Texas, with Pastor Tony Gruben officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, Texas.

(December 27, 1945- April 2, 2014)

(March 19, 1936 - April 10, 2014)

Roberta Grace King

(March 4, 1947 - April 10, 2014) Roberta Grace King of Campwood passed away on April 10, 2014 at her residence at the age of 67. She was born on April 3, 1947 in Corpus Christi to Robert and Marie Grace (Groyano) King. She is survived by her husband Billie Malone of Campwood. She is preceded in death by her parents. Cremation is under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary

Gene Proft

(Died April 12, 2014) Gene Proft of Leakey, Texas passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Veterans Hospital in Kerrville, Texas. A Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Leakey, Texas. Viewing will be one hour before service. The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas. A full obituary will be in next week’s paper.

The Following Donations have been made to the Frio Canyon EMS:

I� L���n� M�m��� �: G��� S���� B�: L�n�� & M������ L��������

Understand the Bible FOR Yourself - only ONE TESTAMENT remains Once we understand the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament we can understand why the early Christians did not carry over their old religious practices and observe them in the worship of the Lord’s church. Tithing was an Old Testament (O.T.) practice (Leviticus 27; Numbers 18, etc.) but it was not practiced in church that Jesus established (Matthew 16: 18). “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9: 7). This collection was to be taken on the first day of the week (Sunday) as Paul commanded in 1 Corinthians 16:1-3. We also see that the first century Christians sang to one another and made melody in the heart (Colossians 3:16). The use of instruments of music was not a part of the early church practice from the beginning. “A Cappella” was what they called the early music in the church. “Cappella” means “chapel” in Italian, and therefore, means “in the manner of the chapel.” (Even the early Catholic Church refused to use instruments for the first ten centuries or so!) Modern mechanical instruments were opposed even by most denominational groups until about 1200 AD. As late as the 1860s there were still churches opposing the introduction of instruments of music into their worship houses. (Contact me for the historical information about this. CG) “The Lord’s day” was what the early Christians called the first day of the week and it

on that day that Christians gathered for worship (Acts 20:6-7). The Lord’s church did not observe certain dietary restrictions like the Jews had observed for more than a thousand years! Read 1Timothy 4:1-6 and see if you understand what Paul is telling Timothy would happen in his future. Paul also told the Christians at Colossae, “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths” (Colossians 2:16). James calls this new law that Christians were following “the perfect law of liberty” in which one would be blessed if he was “an effectual doer” and not just a “hearer only” of that law (James 1:21-25). Not only is context important in understanding a Bible passage but looking at ALL that is written about a subject will clear up many misconceptions. Take for example Matthew chapter 24. “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” (Matthew 24:6-7). “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (vs 14). “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place”… “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Charlie Gant Evangelist - Real County Church (830) 232 4777

St. Mary Catholic Church Hwy 187 Vanderpool, TX Mass: 9:00am Saturday Contact:830.966.6268 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Camp Wood, TX Mass: 11:30am Sunday Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church 401 N Hwy 377 P O Box 877 Rocksprings, TX 78880 830.683.2165 Mass: 9:00am Sunday United Methodist Church

P O Box 417 419 N. Market Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6266 Pastor: Doug Smith Sunday School: 9:45 am Worship: 10:50 am

Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Prayer: 7: 00pm Mon-Fri Daily Prayer 11:00am 830.232.5344

Reál County Church 121 Oak Hill Ste. 4 Leakey, Texas Sunday School: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm Preacher: Charlie Gant 830.232.4230 Frio Canyon Baptist Church Hwy 83 South Leakey, TX (830) 2325883 Sunday School: 9:45am Worship Service: 11: 00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wed. Prayer: 7:00pm Pastor: Dan Wynn

Living Waters Church Hwy 1050 Utopia, TX 830.966.2426 Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship: 10:30 am Wednesday: 7:00pm Youth Alive: Saturday 7:00pm Youth Pastor James Jones Pastor Dr. Robert Richarz

First Baptist Church P O Box 56 Hwy 83N Leakey, TX Pastor: Mark Spaniel Bible Study: 10:00am

Church in the Valley Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6090 Pastor Ray Miller Sunday School: 9:45am Worship: 10:45am Evening: 6:00pm New Fellowship Church Hwy 337 and Camino Alto Leakey, TX 830.232.6770 Sunday School: 9:45am Come and Worship:10: 45am

Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Rawlyn Richter Pastor Godprints: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Friday Fellowship Dinner 7pm Sabado Clases y Servicios Biblicos en Espanol 5pm Leakey Church of Christ One Block N of Courthouse Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6933 Sunday School: 10:00am Come and Worship:10: 45am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Concan Church of Christ Hwy 83 Concan 830.232.4058 Ministers: Paul Goodnight and Ray Melton Sunday School: 10:00am Com and Worship:11: 00am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm

holiday instantly changes forever in their heart. The primary focus or celebration now becomes the marker in one’s memory, as the day they suffered the loss of their loved one. The first few years, one may be sad when that holiday comes around. One hopes that the sadness of the death experience will eventually be replaced with happy memories of wonderful times shared together. Reality however, works at a snail’s pace, and such a change does not happen quickly. One need not lose a loved one on a holiday to feel an increase of pain on holidays. The loneliness of loss is magnified every holiday, as we cycle through the first year, and each year after a substantial loss. Holidays are set aside for family and close friend gatherings. They are social events, shared with those we love most. By disrupting our social circles, death disrupts our social events. If you know someone who has lost a loved one, be mindful that he or she might delight in a thoughtful card, call or visit to get through a very painful day. I was so honored that my cousins called upon me to lay their beloved father to rest. It shall remain forever a special memory, that they put their trust in me to get them through such a dreadful experience. Moreover, Easter has forever changed for me. The profound celebration depicting the resurrection of our Savior gives me hope that one day, my darling cousins will reunite with their real life superhero, “Man of Steel.”

P.O. Box 837, Leakey, TX 78873

(vss 15-16). Have you been taught that this refers to the “Great Tribulation” and the end of time? This is a common mistake that men make by not looking at the parallel chapters of Mark 13 and Luke 21. (Common sense is also useful here!) If it were the end of the world, what use is it to “flee to the mountains”? Luke 21:20 says, “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.” And the next verse, “Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains…” (Luke 21:21). Look for yourself and see how Luke’s account helps in understanding Matthew’s account. This is a prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem which actually occurred in 70 AD when the Romans fulfilled the words, “the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be

thrown down.” (Matthew 24:2; Mark 13:2; Luke 21:6). This is not the end of the world but the end of the Jewish nation! Thanks for your time. Now go and read it for yourself and see if these things are so (Acts 17: 11).

John Moody

Come and Worship With Us St. Raymond Catholic Church 2nd and Mountain St. P O Box 989 Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.5852 Mass: 5:30pm Saturday 6:00 pm 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Parish Priest Fr. Sady Nelson Santana M Rectory: 830.683.2165

My first case as a fully licensed funeral practitioner was my Uncle Roy Don. As I was sitting in church Easter Sunday, I was reminiscing over family gatherings and events I had shared with my Uncle Roy Don. He was the strongest man I had ever known. He could pull the engine out of a car without the assistance of a lifting winch. He had super strength; he was a “Man of Steel.” He had grown up in a rougher time, when people worked hard for what they had and fought hard to keep it. Men would come from far and wide to challenge his strength. They always left with a new respect for his reputation. I had seen him do so many things in life that were physically impossible for the average person. His super strength is what had kept him going after losing his beloved, Betty Jean. I prayed for him that day at church. Prayed that he would have the strength to live another day, so that my cousins would not lose their father on Easter. As church was ending, my cell phone rang. I walked out into the foyer to answer it, and my cousin informed me that her father had just passed away. Now every year when Easter comes around, I think of my Uncle Roy Don and the special experiences I shared with him when he was living. I see my cousins, his daughters, either around town or on social media, and every year at Easter, they express memories of their late father. When one has lost a significant loved one on a holiday, that

by Tracy Renee Lee

Concan Baptist Mission Hwy 83 Concan, TX Worship: 9:30am Sunday School: 10:30am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00pm Pastor Willis Adair New Beginnings in Christ 5947 FM 1120 Rio Frio, Texas Sunday Worship: 10: 30 am Sunday Evening : 6:00 pm Tuesday: 7:00 pm 830-232-5221 Cowboy Church in the Nueces River Canyon HWY 55 N @ Angel Wings Cafe’ PO Box 158 Barksdale, TX 78828 (830) 234-3180 or 2345170 5th Sunday 6:30 pm and Every Tuesday @ 6:30 pm

Skillfully blending gospel music with Christian entertainment, John has become a favorite at concerts, county fairs, picnics and churches across the country. “We’ve received cards and letters from all over the country saying, ‘I’ve never had that much fun and cried so much.” In 2006 John went to the country of Iraq. There he shared his music and the message of Jesus Christ to soldiers around the country. It was during that trip that the Lord began to lay on John’s heart the message that he carries around the nation today. . . It’s time to put God

back in America again!

Church in the Valley 724 S US Hwy 83

Sunday – April 27 6:00 PM A Free-will Love Offering Will Be Received

LAGUNA MONUMENT CO. 4139 Hwy. 90 East Uvalde, Texas 78801

Billy Welch Office 830-278-5261 Cell 830-591-6367

“Let Us Help You Select An Appropriate Memorial”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 9

Water News and River Flows Water Conservation I would like to take a moment of your time to ask you to conserve our precious natural resource: water. No matter if you live in Rocksprings, Leakey or the Nueces Canyon; we must all do our part to conserve or we will be in major trouble. We all received a little rainfall a couple of weeks ago, but since then, we have had a lot of wind blowing across the area and we are dry on the surface again. Our weather patterns are not real bright as we look into the future, but who knows something might pop-up and give us a little relief. I know we are all wanting to green-up trees and lawns and start the flowerbed and gardens, but as we go into spring and starting planting these new flowers; look for plants that use less water and that are native to our region. There are many plants that are attractive and will do well with a limited supply of water. Lawns are great, but do you really need to have the greenest lawn on the block or in the subdivision, probably not; water only when needed and do so at a time when you are getting the most bang for your gallon of water, which means water early in the morning or later in the evening not in the middle of the afternoon when the most evaporation takes place. A few water barrels under the gutters on your house can water plants for a while provided that we do get a little rainfall or a good dew. Remember that every one inch of rainfall provides 0.6 gallons per square foot of surface area on your roof, and that can add up to a barrel full of water pretty quickly. Again I would ask you to conserve where you can and we can all make a difference until this drought is broken. Well Registration I am still asking everyone that has a well on their property to make sure that the well is registered with the District, we would like to know that the well is on your property just for knowledge that the well exists. We are not wanting to get into your business and tell you how to use or how much to use your well we just want to know that the hole is there. The more information we have on the wells the more we will be able to protect your interests when outsiders come looking for water to take for their use. Our District has operated from its inception in the belief of private property rights and we are motivated by the principle of education first and regulation as a last resort in the conservation of this very important natural resource. River Flows River flows were taken on the Frio and Nueces Rivers on April 10th with the flows varying across the District, but with a mostly downward trend. The crossings are all looking decent for this time of year, but all could still use a good rise to clean some of the moss and debris out of the culverts. If we do not get a substantial rainfall

By: Joel Pigg, General Manager

soon, we could see some of the lowest flow measurements we have recorded. Fulgham’s Crossing just south of the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment had a flow of 8,032 gpm (gallons per minute) last month and now has a flow of 5,274 gpm. This site has taken a drastic plunge this month falling off nearly 35%; the crossing still looks fine but I hope we get a good rain soon. The Leakey Springs Crossing had a flow of 3,302 gpm last month and a flow of 3,347 gpm this month; this crossing seems to have this fluctuation quite regularly it is hard for me to see any change at this crossing it always looks the same. One of the culverts at this crossing was plugged (I did remove the debris); so it may show a little difference in a couple of weeks. The Mill Creek Crossing is flowing lower this time than last, there are still culverts on both end of this crossing that have no flow reading, this crossing has decreased to a flow of 4,787 gpm this month down from the flow last month of 5,938 gpm. On the west prong of the Frio River both crossing showed a slight increase in flow this month; the Rancho Real crossing had a flow of 3,288 gpm this month compared to a flow of 3,151 gpm last month. You will notice a very large drop in the flow at this location; don’t be too alarmed because I have been taking my reading on the upriver side of the crossing and the riverbed is in bad shape so I am going to begin taking the reading on the downriver side of the crossing and I think get a more accurate flow reading. The flow still looks similar to what it has for the last several months but the way the water is diverted has increased the flow rate on the upriver side of the culverts. I think my numbers have been slightly skewed by the way the water is flowing and I will get a better more accurate reading on the discharge on the downriver end of the culverts. The Kent Creek crossing showed a slight increase since last month with a flow of 607 gpm this month up from a flow of 558 gpm last month. Nueces River flows were also taken on April 10th with both locations showing decreases from last month. McDonalds Crossing was at 9,568 gpm last month and fell to a flow of 9,202 gpm this month. This crossing is hard to see any changes unless they are very significant 10,000 gpm looks the same as 9,000 gpm the one thing that looks better about this crossing is the amount of vegetation has decreased since last summer. The Nueces River Dam on Highway 55 south of Camp Wood had a flow of 14,545 gpm last month and fell to a flow of 12,993 gpm this month. Most of the old bridge is visible at this crossing right now, there is just a small section on the north end covered by water. There are only a couple of sections of the dam where water is not flowing over; but I think this will change very soon if a rain does not come.

Exciting changes are coming to Southwest Texas Telephone Company’s ADSL offerings on May 1, 2014! Hill Country folks need high speed internet and we are constantly working to provide even greater speeds at exceptional prices. We are proud to announce that we are now able to offer a 10 mbps down and 1 mbps up service for $69.95! In addition to that, we will also be offering a new VDSL service that will go 15 mbps down and 6 mbps up for $79.95! (VDSL is a little more distance sensitive so we will need to verify availability on a per case basis). Southwest Texas Telephone Company is also excited to announce that we will be discontinuing our Bronze service (256 kbps) and upgrading those existing customers to Silver (768 kbps) for just $5 more! Yes, that means we are lowering our Silver price from $29.95 to $24.95! I am sure there will be questions, comments and excitement so please, feel free to call us directly at 683-2111. As always, Southwest Texas Telephone Company appreciates your business and looks forward to rolling out our new product offerings on May 1, 2014.

Frio Pest Control & Landscaping

Residential and Commercial Pest Control

Irrigation Systems New & Repairs

Alberto Gonzalez Owner TPCL#067270 LI#16381 P.O. Box 945 Leakey, Texas 78873

210-416-7811 830-232-4103

Construction Equipment Rental

REAL Equipment Repair, Hydraulic Hoses, Commercial Mowers RENTALS PO Box 1790 641 South Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873

Office: (830) 232-4229 Fax: (830) 232-5724

visit us at:

Utopia Lion Sid Chaney

Casa Falcon

submitted by Marilyn Chalmers

The Utopia Lions Club would like to introduce you to a gentleman in the Sabinal Canyon who has made a difference in the lives of others. Sid Chaney was born on February 11, 1945, in Utopia, attended Utopia Schools, and has spent the majority of his life in the Sabinal Canyon, Chaney attended Southwest Texas Junior College and Texas A&I University, majoring in draft evasion. However, when that didn’t work out, he was drafted into the Army on December 12, 1966. He served until December 11, 1968 and served in the RSVN July 21, 1967 until July 20, 1968. Chaney remarked that since 1968 was Leap Year, he served an extra day. After his stint in the Army, he attended Surveying school at TSTI, Waco, and graduated May, 1978. Upon graduation, Chaney worked for Chapman-Garrett Engineering in Uvalde and Edward Garret and Associates, also in Uvalde. He married the love of his

life, Jacque O’Bryant, on May 1, 1982. He passed his surveying exam in 1985 and has had Chaney Surveying Company since then. He has also attended Utopia United Methodist Church fairly regularly. In 1984, Chaney joined the Utopia Lions Club. He has been a Director several times. He has also headed the trash pick-up for several years. Sid and Jacque have been in charge of the Ice Cream Crank-Off for many years, usually held in February right around Valentine’s Day. Chaney was named Lion of the Year the first year that award was given. Chaney recollects coming home from a Little League game, held in Knippa in 1956. He was amazed that Utopia had street lights on for the first time, and he thinks there were five lights. He also remembers the Lions Club buying baseball uniforms for the teams which, up until then, had been shirts and jeans. Chaney said that through Lions Club, “Jacque and I made many friends.” They have also enjoyed showing their beagles when they were active in that. Thanks, Lion Sid Chaney, for you dedication and service to the Sabinal Canyon for thirty years. You are an example of the Lions Club International motto: We serve.

830-597-5111 Downtown Camp Wood, TX 78833

HAVE FUN GETTING FIT COME JOIN THE PARTY!!! Zumba Gold M,W,Sat 10-11:30 lead by Beth Lawless CALL FOR MORE INFO! 432-664-4266 classes at Frio Canyon Parks Building, Leakey, Texas


������������� ����� $ 2x4x92 5/8”…

2.19 (1)

2x4x104 5/8”…



3.35 (4)


2x4x116 5/8”…

�������������� ������ ��������������� �����



����������������� ����������

� ��


������������������ ������� ����������

� ��

Building Materials �����������������������

(830) 278-4439


�������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������


Page 10 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS • HODGE-PODGE I always save recipes and sometimes I have a hodge-podge of different things stored…and this is one of those weeks! From white enchiladas to ten minute microwave fudge…Enjoy!

White chicken enchiladas

8 flour tortillas 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp flour 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup sour cream 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll tortillas and place in pan seam side down. In a sauce pan melt butter under low heat. Stir in flour and cook about 1 minute. Add broth and stir until smooth. Allow to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and chilies. Pour sauce over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes and then broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese.

Oven Baked Fajita

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 tsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp seasoned salt 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel) 1 medium onion, sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish. In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt. Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat. Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are done

By Elaine Padgett Carnegie


2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 tablespoons lard, melted (butter may be substituted) 1/2 cup warm water 1/4 cup room temperature milk 4 cups oil for deep frying Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Combine water, milk and lard or butter in a large measuring cup. Slowly add liquids to flour and mix just until dough forms a ball. Knead in the bowl, about 10 times, to form a smooth ball that is not sticky. A small amount of flour may be added if needed. Cover dough with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a deep fryer or a high-sided pan. If using an electric pan set thermostat to 350 degrees F. Divided dough into 8 approximately equal pieces. Pat on a floured board or with floured hands to form circles about 5 to 6-inches in diameter. Place dough, a piece at a time, into hot oil and cook for 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all dough is used.


1 pack yeast 3/4 cup warm water 2 1/2 cups Bisquick 1 Tbsp sugar 1/4 cup melted butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dissolve yeast in water. Put Bisquick, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl mix well flour your work surface turn dough out knead for 12-15x shape into rolls place in a greased pan over with damp towel let rise 1 hour brush with melted butter bake for 1215 minutes add more butter. Mmmm!

3 Envelope Roast

3 pound beef roast such as chuck roast 1 envelope of dry Italian salad dressing mix 1 envelope of dry ranch salad dressing mix 1 envelope of dry brown gravy mix 2 cups water

(OPTIONAL). Spread in 8 X 8 X 2 inch baking pan. Chill about 1 hour or until firm. Cut into pieces.

1 lb powdered sugar 2/3 cup cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) Sift powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt into a 1 quart microwave safe bowl. Stir in milk and vanilla. Mix well. Place butter on top. Microwave on high, 2 minutes. Beat with wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in nuts

Bacon Pancake Dippers

Put the water in a measuring cup that is larger than the amount of water you are using. Now add and mix all three envelopes to the water. Mix until blended completely. Brown the roast (if desired). Add the meat to your cooker. Pour the water, salad dressing mixture over the roast. In the slow cooker cook it on high for about 4 hours on low about 8 hours.

So easy and insanely, ridiculously yummy. Crisp up your favorite bacon. Make your favorite pancake batter from scratch or a mix. Pour strips of batter on a griddle. Top with a piece of cooked bacon. Pour more batter over top to cover. Cook until golden on one side. Flip. Cook until golden on the other side. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.


Shirley Shandley, Broker 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422 · #59 – Frio Riverfront – 10.8 AC, 2 BD/2BA plus loft, fireplace $455,000 · #39 – New Listing! River Run Villas, 4 unit 2 story rock & cedar condo with swimming pool plus short walk to Frio River $945,000 · #91 – 5.23 Acres adj. 50 AC comm.. spring-fed park, Roaring Springs $37,000 · #62 – New Listing! 1.2 AC Frio River Access, Frio River Place Blk IV Lot 9, gated area, water/elect. avail. $75,000 · #10 – Restricted Homesite, 1.51 Acres corner tract, water, elect., phone avail. ONLY $10,500 · #29 – 23.57 Acres near Leakey off Hwy 337 E., city water, electricity, cabin $150,000 · #88 – Frio Riverfront 3/2 Home, presently in rental pool. 2 Lg. decks overhanging Frio River near Leakey REDUCED $360,000 · #52 – 22.57 Acres Rancho Real hunting land w/W. Prong Frio River $70,000 · #47 – 20 AC off Hwy 41, cabin & elect. $65,000 · #1 – New Listing! 15.20 AC Concan, near Hwy 127 with great views & minutes to Frio River $53,200 · #34 – New Listing! 22.11 AC, small home w/deck, metal roof, high ceilings, end of road privacy $239,000 · #56 – New Listing! 40.38 AC near Hwy 41, Exotic Hunting Ranch $100,950 PENDING · #45 – New Listing! 49.5 AC+/- minutes to Leakey. 2 nice cabins, pond, fencing, Exotic & Native Game, rifle range $415,000 · #8 - New Listing! Spectacular CONCAN RIVERFRONT LOT #11 Heartstone. Bluff w/bldg. site overlooking crystal clear spring- fed river. Cypress trees, underground utilities, co-op water system, gated comm.. w/ paved streets, rock bathhouse, lg. trees $359,000 · #51 – New Listing! CONCAN AREA adjacent comm.. private park on Frio River, Lot 44 Heartstone, .74 AC, oak trees, utilities avail. $119,000 · #16 – 10 Acres Hwy 187 front, homesite $47,499 · #55 – New Listing! Magnificent Views from the decks overhanging the Frio River 2 BD/2 BA Home, 2 lots. Lg. Cypress trees, rental ability & expansion possibilities $489,000 · #21 – New Listing! Heartstone Riverfront Lot 10 w/109.14’ Frio River, 2 acres, towering oak & cypress trees $319,000 · #23 – REDUCED! 61.60 ac, spring-fed creek w2 dams, 3 wells, fenced, home, barn, equipment shed, MOTIVATED SELLER $744,000 · #44 – New Listing! Frio River Access .74 acre corner lot in Concan with mature Oak trees, underground utilities, paved streets. Rentals allowed. Walk to priv. comm. Park $119,000 · #41 – 45 AC MOL w/Sm. Pond & dam, Hidden in the Hills! Immaculate 5th wheel RV w/XLg. Metal canopy, landscaped patio, MUST SEE! $175,000 · #12 – WALK to your Frio River Park from this 2.24 AC RIVERTREE $109,500 · #32 – CYPRESS LINED FRIO RIVERFRONT LOT, 1.78 AC, water/elect. avail. $149,000 · #9 – ONLY 10 MINUTES TO GARNER STATE PARK, 5 1⁄2 AC, well, elect., shop, private $146,000 · #19 – NEW LISTING! 2 BD Home fronts Nueces River, 1 1⁄2 acres, elect., own well, Lg. Trees, Wonderful deck to sit & view surrounding hills & wildlife $139,900 · #13 – LOG HOME w/FRIO RIVER ACCESS, near Garner Park, 3 BD/2 BA w/ fireplace, CA/CH, Now Only $264,999 · #25 – 5.68 Acres gated comm.. access 50 AC Roaring Springs Park. Great


get-away place $33,995 · #20, #17 – RIVER ACCESS, 2+ AC Homesite tracts, water, elect. & phone avail., Gated Comm. $45,000 & $55,000 (#20 Owner/Agent) · #30 – OWNER FINANCING 22.72 AC, heavily treed, paved streets, water & elect. avail. $73,840 · #14 – Enjoy this weekend cabin while you build on this scenic 7.35 AC which already has water & elect. Rio Frio area $84,500 · #38 – 6 Acres Country Style 2/2 Home with wood burning fireplace, Leakey/Rio Frio area $220,000 · #54 – FISH & SWIM in the Nueces Lake w/this 4 BD/2 BA Home w/ fireplace, 2 lots & view of lake $90’s · #42 – Creekfront Lot w/scenic views, water meter $49,500 · #48 – CUTE AS CAN BE! 3 BD/1 BA Home w/access to 3⁄4 mi. Frio River, Huge Pecan trees, own well $159,000 · #73 – 2200 sq. ft. MOL, Fleetwood Home, 3-4 BD/2 BA, oversized Dbl. garage/workshop, concrete drive, Leakey $141,900 · #2 – CONCAN – minutes to Frio River, 70 AC secluded w/3 BD/2 BA Home, Hunting, out buildings $265,000 · #26 – RiverTree, Access Frio River Park, 1.87 AC (Owner/Assoc. Broker) $69,995 · #98 – Beautiful Lg. 3 BD/2 BA Home on corner lot, RiverTree, Frio River Access, RV hook-ups, huge trees $349,000 · #78 – 200’ MOL Frio Riverfront, 5 1⁄4 acres, min. restrictions $90’s · #87 – VACATION CABIN IN THE HILLS! 6+ AC plus access to 50 AC park for swimming, fishing, hiking $109,000 · #77 – HOME ON 3 LOTS backing up to private Frio River Park, 3 BD/2 BA Home w/fireplace, Lg. Cypress Trees surround the Lg. backyard deck where you can watch the deer $350,000 · #64 – 3.58 AC Homesite, Hwy 83 front, water, elect. avail. $47,000 · #68 – This lg. 3/2 Home, guest house, workshop, lg. deck, rock patio & deer proof fence, access 2 Frio River Parks – MOTIVATED SELLER $275,000 · #46 – Spectacular Views from this hilltop 3/2 home at Barksdale, 13 AC+/-, fenced. Bring your horses $199,500 · #36 – 9.3 AC Spring Hill, scenic homesite, city water & elect. avail. $111,600 · #33 – Oversize Lot, Emerald Oaks area. Water, elect., lots of Lg. trees, cleared& ready for you to build $36,500 · #15 – IDEAL COMMERCIAL LOCATION across adj. Real Co. Courthouse. 5500 sq. ft. MOL building. $249,500 PENDING · #3 – PRISTENE HOME 21 AC arched entries, high ceilings, granite countertops, SS appliances, 3/3 Home. Guest Home w/oversized 3 car garage/storage, barn w/liv. Quarters $689,000 · #69 – 26.6 Acres near Leakey, well, elect., pond, scenic homesite $179,000 · #61 – Flowing Springs 200 AC+/- Ranch, Bullhead Creek, 4 BD/3 BA Executive Home, metal barn w/living quarters $1,650,000 · #74 – Frio River Access thru 2 parks, Twin Forks. Water & elect. avail. $33,000 · #53 – 20.237 AC heavily treed, hunting or get-away place w/access to spring fed park $49,580 · #50 – 3 BD/2 BA Brick Home, large kitchen & open living/dining area w/high ceilings $145,000 · #27 – Frio River & Leakey Springs Park access. 2.6 AC w/Owner Finance 20% dn., 10 yrs, 5% $152,000

For more info – photos, plats, more listings, go to

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE! GOOD-FOR-NOTHIN’ CEDAR TREES This guy has been a public nuisance for years - stealin’ water, killin’ grass, and making people sneeze all winter long!



for every DEAD (Dry) ton you drag in;


and WE PAY FOR EVERY TON that’s still kickin’. (Green)

Go get ‘em!

(You can fit at least one ton of logs, 4’’ across and bigger on any pickup)

Call the Cedarmill for more info at: (830) 232-6079

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 11

Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell





Accepting ONLY the following items

TVs & COMPUTERS (All kinds & Sizes)

(Laptops & PCs)

Including VCR Machines DVD Players CD Players Rear Projection TVs Console TVs Flat Screen TVs

External Hard Drives Mice/Joy Sticks Monitors Keyboards Desktop Scanners/Copiers/ Printers

Plus other items that are commonly found with TVs and Computers: connectors, cables, etc.

IMPORTANT! Wipe hard drives clean, if possible Cash donations accepted & will be Donated to Keep Utopia Beautiful, Inc.

For information call 232-4439


kitchen appliances, air conditioners or electric tools

PIONEERS STUDENTS DEVELOP CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS High school students from Real County in the Pioneers Youth Leadership program recently participated in the Career and Professional Development Program co-hosted by Pioneers and UTSA Institute for Economic Development. Over two days, the students learned strategies for financial independence, practiced public

of service NEW LISTING: This large 1.77 acre tract of land backs up to the common area along the Frio River and you are within walking distance to the Frio park area. Availability of central water and paved roads makes this a perfect spot for vacationing! $82,000. NEW LISTING: These two one acre tracts of land are situated behind Garner State Park and with Old Baldy practically in your backyard you will not have neighbors behind you! In a gated development that is restricted against weekly rentals you will have plenty of peace and quiet. You will have access to gorgeous Frio River park area complete with bathhouse, restrooms and rv hook ups and central water. $54,900. each NEW LISTING: West of Leakey lies this wooded 5.98 acres with access to 50 acres of common area and some of the prettiest spring fed water around. Deep swimming hole, waterfalls, and lake are for the enjoyment of the landowners of Roaring Springs. Sit on the covered front porch of the 1BR cabin with loft and watch the kids play in the nice sized tree house. $133,000. NEW LISTING: 94.74 ACRES only 3 miles west of Leakey! Extensive road work has been done, affording 4W access to some high country with jaw dropping views. There is a new entry, electricity brought onto property with pad site in place and cedar clearing done exposing pretty valley with lots of hardwoods and scenic wet weather creek, deep draws and ravines. But the best part is the price! SOLD! 2.2 ACRES WITH 172+ FT. OF FRIO FRONTAGE! Neat as a pin, 3BR/2B DW. 1 car covered carport, with shed/workshop on slab, sidewalks, wood steps with landings to shady bank of Frio River, vacation rental potential! $269,900. 3BR/2.5B home with separate 1BR/1B guest house, privacy fencing, lots of improvements for the money!! Must see to appreciate! $139,000. .4 of an acre, mobiles and rv’s allowed, access to central water and gorgeous Frio River! $27,000. Two one acre tracts of land, good views, city water, paved road frontage. $25,000. each .7 of an acre with fully equipped and furnished restaurant. Highway 83 frontage with good visibility! Priced to sell at

speaking skills, and engaged in mock job interviews. The students also received training in networking and personal marketing from professional business consultant Nishi Whitely and learned about small business entrepreneurship and

$139,000. 1 acre south of Leakey on corner lot with large trees, city water, well, electricity, septic and outbuilding on slab. All ready to go! $49,000. Large 3BR/2B home on 20 beautiful acres of rolling terrain, large trees and seasonal creek, with city water and wells, two cabins, rv shed, carport and large barn with electricity. $350,000. 2 city lots totaling almost one acre on the north side of town with availability of city water, highway frontage, cleared of all cedar exposing beautiful oaks, and corners on three roads. $29,000. 5.6 acres just a couple of miles east of Leakey on corner lot, with comfortable cabin, city water, well, cargo box, BBQ pit, no restrictions, no HOA, access to Frio River. $175,000. 1 acre, completely fenced, fruit trees, shed, energy efficient 2BR/1B home, long views, wrap-a-round deck, comes tastefully furnished! $195,000. COMMERCIAL BUILDING DOWNTOWN LEAKEY! Two story, with leased restaurant downstairs and offices upstairs! Offices space upstairs could be easily renovated to be living quarters! Move to Leakey and make a living! $315,000. 14.65 acres with incredible views from the 2BR/2B home, with sunroom, Wrap-a-round porch, city water, open floor plan with lots of privacy! $265,000. 4.9 acres on the Frio River, good elevated building sites, electricity close! $85,000. CONTRACT PENDING! 1BR/1B rock cabin on 29.95, well, elec, and septic, amazing views. $300,000. .4 of an acre with access to one mile Frio, all utilities. $25,000. CONTRACT PENDING! 1.18 acres, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! All utilities in place, great views! $89,000. Cozy cabin on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $129,000. Two adjacent lots with access to the Frio River! $45,000. Each 8.09 acres, with well, mixed terrain $109,080. Adjacent 22.6 acres $203,400. Owner financing available!

business plans from Gil Gonzales and Richard Pioneers Youth Leadership is a learning-through Sifuentes with UTSA. action leadership and community development “The high school students in Pioneers Youth program for high school students in grades 10Leadership are learning how they can be 12. There are 120 students in this year’s program financially successful in their own community,” in 10 counties – Dimmit, Edwards, Kimble, said Real County Judge Garry Merritt. “We can Kinney, Mason, Menard, La Salle, Real, Uvalde, only keep our rural towns strong if our youth and Zavala. know they can be financially successful in those Members of this year’s Real County Pioneers communities. We have to give our home grown class are Ethan Wynn, Clair Glass, Joanie Eliot, kids more choices than just leaving town for Lorenzo Rodriguez, Sydney Auld, Danielle college or a better paying job and never coming Irwin, Dominique Ramirez, Gilbert Gutierrez, back.” Meagan Prather, Nikki Milliorn, Ozzie Watters, “This kind of career development for Texas high and Vanessa Galindo. Pioneers alumni serving school students builds skills that are necessary as counselors in the program are Caleb Evans, for the future leaders of our communities,” said Veronica Gonzales, Ashley Harmon, Nevah Pioneers Program Director Travis Helm. “These Navarro, Kelsie Rollison, and Taos Trees. professional skills are what set our Pioneers apart from their fellow high school students. These Pioneers students Water Well Drilling • Solar Pump Systems are developing themselves so they can make a difference in their own • Complete Water Systems communities.”


Cowboy Capital Stampede 5K/10K – Fun, Fitness, Charity& Success

P.O. Box 1272, Leakey, Texas 78873 Lic.#54947WLPK

by Brianna Goodloe

The Bandera Electric Cooperative 2014 Cowboy Capital Stampede will go down in history as a success. On the morning of March 29, 2014, 117 cheery participants arrived at the Bandera City Park to walk or run in support of their charity. BEC had a total of 148 registrants, with 30 of them being walk-up registrants Saturday morning. With registration fees and sponsorships, BEC raised more than $6,000 for local charities. This year, participants had the opportunity to select from a list of organizations in which to have their participation fee dedicated. Those organizations were Relay for Life, the Wounded Warrior Project, Hill Country CASA, Triple H Equitherapy, Hill Country Daily



Thank You to my community and clients for your support!

Bread, or St. Vincent De Paul. In addition to the participants, the crowd was large due to the overwhelming volunteer support given by BEC employees and the charities receiving donations. The volunteers helped at water stations, direct traffic, and guide runners. Thank you volunteers for helping the Cowboy Capital Stampede to be a success. We want to thank the sponsors of this year’s event: Lowe’s Market Bandera, Burnes & McDowell, CoBank, DAS Underground Utilities, Bandera Bank, Texas Electric Cooperatives, Insurance Network of America, Gulf Eagle Energy, and AEPEP.

Office 830.232.6747 Cell 830.486.6768 Home 830.232.6682

HOUSE LEVELING Foundation & Home Improvement Co. Uvalde, Texas 78801

(830) 278-2949

COUNTYWIDE AIR & HEAT Have Your Heating System Inspected! for the winter months to cut down on HIGH Electric Costs!

2561 County Road 350 Concan, Texas 78838

Karan Patterson


• Propane - bottles & RV’s filled 365 days a year • Full service convenience store • Open year ‘round • Large event facility • Tables & chairs for rent • Full line of river gear • Tube Rentals • Firewood, ice, groceries, sundries

830-232-4006 877-374-6748 toll-free or visit our website @

•Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Franchisee 25743 Hwy 55 Barksdale, TX 78828 Tel 830.234.3333 Fax 830.234.3332



Mike Hurley


CUSTOM GRANITE Countertop•Fireplaces•Vanities, etc







au Be

David Reina




Page 12 Hill Country Herald

Classified Ads

The Hill Country Herald P.O. Box 822 Leakey, TX 78873 Phone: 830-232-6294




For Sale approx. 5 ac. With electric, septic and city water ready for your house, back 2 ac. are cedar fenced for horses or what ever... NO H.O.A. Pendley Road in Leakey Texas. Nine miles from Garner state park. just south of Leakey, REDUCED Call 830-261-1044

FOR SALE: approx. 5.46 acres in Utopia at B & R Ranch. Owners Anxious. Will consider any reasonable offers. call Shirley 830-279-4423 Realtor for Bill Baxter Real Estate

EMPLOYMENT Help Wanted Cashier & Mgt Positions Full & Part Time Concan General Store (Shamrock in Concan) 830-232-6414


Mature bi-Lingual Office clerk needed. (Spanish-English). Some accounting, filing, recordkeeping knowledge useful but not absolutely necessary. Will train. Must be fluent in spoken Spanish. Good pay. Very steady job. Flexible hours. Leakey resident preferred. steady YEAR AROUND, ALLWEATHER job. Please apply in person at Texarome, Leakey, Texas: Tel: (830) 232 6079


Full and Part Time Position Cleaning Help Needed for Cabin Rentals 830-232-5996

Tel (830) 232 6079

Edwards County is now accepting applications for one full-time road hand for the Edwards County Road Department. Applications may be picked up at the Treasurer’s office at 208 W. Main, Rocksprings, TX 78880 and submitted back to the Treasurer’s office by May 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Applicant must be able to obtain a CDL license within sixty days of employment. If there are any questions please contact Road Supervisor Robert Pena at 830-683-7193. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


1. Wheeled vehicles 2. Blazing 3. Detection instrument 4. Assumption 5. Health resort 6. Tablet 7. Not in favor 8. Support or foundation 9. Deadly 10. Large circular room 11. Humiliate 12. Repulse 13. Optics 21. Animal foot 25. Acidic fruit 27. Garden tool 29. Cultivate by growing 30. Multiplied by 32. Liveliness and energy 33. Be in debt 34. Unit of play in tennis 36. Marketplace

Centrally located, restroom, CH/A, great business location $350/month.

Call 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290


We need a good shade-tree mechanic and parts-changer. Even a mechanic’s helper. Do the wife a favor. Forget the shade-tree thing, and get a steady year around, allweather job at Texarome. We just need good preventive maintenance and occasional parts changing on tractors, trucks and vehicles. Big mechanic jobs are done by others. Will train also for general plant maintenance, and repair: changing belts & bearings, replacing motors, running equipment, etc. Good shop environment and co-workers. Plenty of tools. Good pay depending on skill and experience. Flexible hours. Apply in person at TEXAROME (cedarmill).

only, no English spoken OK)


38. Buddy 39. Nocturnal bird 40. Tonality 42. Happy 43. Require 46. Foment 48. Store of arms and ammunition 50. Resolve 52. Snakelike fish 53. Inclined to anger with overtones of menace 54. Earlier in time 55. Broadcast again 57. Conjure up 58. Organic compound 59. Tendency to change 60. Fastener for a door or lid 62. Square root of eightyone 63. Squad 67. Desiccated Answers page 7

MINI STORAGE $30 AND UP!! 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290 Large Commercial Bldg.

Physics, A&P, Biology, and Science 8. There is a $5,000 signing bonus and a $3,000 yearly stipend for Advanced Science. Experience preferred. Go to for an application or call 830-232-5595. E-mail application and resume to Girls’ Head Varsity Volleyball/Basketball Coach position available. Teaching field flexible. Experience preferred. Go to for an application or call 830-232-5595. E-mail application and resume to K-12 Counselor – no testing duties, Experience preferred. Go to for an application or call 830-232-5595. E-mail application and resume to




Secondary Science Teacher – Must be able to teach Chemistry,

HELP WANTED There is an opening at TEXAROME (Cedarmill) for a Plant Operator. No par�cular skill necessary. Must be mechanically inclined and familiar with machinery and equipment. Must be willing to work any shi�. Flexible hours. Good pay. Very steady job. We will train you. Apply in person at Texarome, Leakey, Texas: (830) 232 6079, An equal opportunity employer. (Spanish

74. Give temporarily


Office Assistant- (Part-time: 3 days per week) Located near Leakey, Texas Basic Function: Position is responsible for marketing, organizing social media, answering phones, completing assigned to-do lists, billing, and filing. Qualifications: General office experience, must be computer savvy in Microsoft Office and social media networks. Knowledge in Word Press is preferred but will train. Accountabilities: Promotes individual professional growth and development. Communicates well with co-workers. Must be flexible with hours, honest, and hardworking individual who will carry out assigned tasks.REQUIRED: Background Check. Email your resume to:

Part-time job with full-time hours a possibility available at an all natural skincare company located in Reagan Wells, TX. Please call: 830-232-4300

42. Related 44. Wonderment 45. Part of a flower 47. Small pond 48. Friendly nation 49. Fuel 51. Direct the course 53. Arachnid 56. Arid land 60. Mental or physical pain 61. Portable shelter 64. Flat metal tumbler in a lock 65. Song for solo voice 66. Attempted 68. Proboscis 69. Space for inserting a coin 70. Relating to the moon 71. Similar 72. Heaped wood used in a funeral rite 73. Foe


SUMMER HELP WANTED Seven Bluff Cabins is hiring seasonal cleaning help for this summer. Please contact Debbie Nalley at 830-232-5260 for addi�onal informa�on concerning these summer posi�ons.

First State Bank of Uvalde Leakey Branch POSITION: Full Time Teller REQUIRMENTS: Alert with ability and desire to learn technical aspects of the position. Customer Oriented Preferably with previous cash handling experience Able to handle monetary transactions accurately under pressure Must be trustworthy and responsible Apply at First State Bank – Leakey Equal Opportunity Employer


1. Freshwater fish 5. Cramp 10. Uncommon 14. From a great distance 15. Spotted horse or pony 16. Comply with 17. Travel by horse 18. Part of a church 19. Finishing line of a foot race 20. Hobo 22. Fabric used to dress wounds 23. Purposes 24. Soap opera 26. Weedy annual grass 28. Fleet 31. Man or boy 32. Affectation 35. Injure or wound seriously 37. Massive tropical tree 41. Female sheep



Red top Cane 5x5.5 round bales 1450lbs $60.00. Triticale square bales $ 5.00 South Texas Raised Alfalfa in the barn $9.00 CASH ONLY, NO CHECKS, CASH ONLY. 210-216-0193 Located near Pearsall.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tri-Plex 2 Bdrm 1 bath, Centrally located, $450 per month with $450 Deposit. Call 830-591-3479


2 guns, reliable, responsible law abiding experienced Hunters.

Looking for long term lease -whitetail, axis, turkey and hogs. Please call James @ 512-767-0700 or wk 979-406-2087 (reasonable pricing)


It is our policy to furnish a home owners warranty for every property that we market and that qualifies. This would include owner occupied single family residences. It takes the worry away from owners and buyers. If you are a seller, any covered item that needs repair during the term of the listing will be repaired. If you are a buyer, any covered item that needs repair for up to 12 months after closing will be repaired. We furnish the policy, not you. So, if you are considering selling your property, list with us and let us take the worry away from you. Call for details. NEW LISTING Creek front living in Patterson Creek Estates. 3 bedroom 2 bath with beautiful deck overlooking Patterson Creek. Detached carport with 1⁄2 bath and workshop. Wood burning fireplace, built in appliances. Great retirement home or potential income producer as a nightly rental. $265,000. NEW LISTING Established nightly rental on the Frio River with great swimming hole, close to town, sleeps 13 comfortably. $375,000 NEW LISTING River front lots in the heart of Con Can! River access lots available tool All Price ranges! Nightly rental allowed. Great investment and recreational opportunity. NEW LISTING La Hacienda, Four bedroom three bath home on the Sabinal River. Established income producing property. Ten acres of land on a permanent water hole on the river. $499,000. NEW LISTING Like New 4 bedroom home with a pool on 10 acres in close proximity to Garner State Park. Beautiful long views from hillside location. This one has it all. $469,000. Con Can on Bear Creek. 3 bdrm 2 bth with bonus room, approx. 2,000 square feet, and large covered porches, large detached garage/workshop. Great week end home or nightly rental near 7 bluff. $459,500. Cadillac Farms, 244 ac located 2 miles west of Leakey. A little bit of everything, fields, mtns, old ranch house, rustic barn. Fronts on FM 337 with Patterson Creek forming the southern boundary. Abundant wildlife. Call for details. CANYON OAKS! New construction, 4 bdrm 2 1⁄2 bth home with excellent views and river access. Great income producing potential. $279,900 CANYON OAKS Three bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath home on River Road. Income producing. Reduced to $299,000 CON CAN RANCH 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home on 36.67 acres. Located in back of ranch adjoining a large ranch. Ideal hunting property in great location. $145,000 Deer Creek lot with 5.31 restricted acres $64,500. DEVILS CANYON 25 acres with blacktop frontage west of Leakey .Price reduced to $125,000 FAIRVIEW RANCH Nearly 20 acres with 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home and 2 bdrm 2 bth cabin., large metal building. Turn key living and hunting. Call for details. FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covered porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, price reduced to $160,000. PRICE REDUCED 3 bedroom 3 bth home on river front lot in Frio Pecan Farm. Like new condition with huge deck overlooking the river. Great income potential. Price reduced to $335,000. This property is a great income producer. FRIO RIVER PLACE Beautiful 1.93 acre building site, heavily wooded. Quiet location. $109,500. FRIO RIVER PLACE Here is your chance to own a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home on the banks of the Frio River. Like new and over 2 acres of beautiful land area. One of the largest homes you’ll find on the Frio. $569,000 FRIO RIVER RANCH 4 bedroom\four bath home in Frio River Ranch on 10.66 acres. $169,000. FRIO RIVER RANCH A beautiful hill country home sitting on the bank of the Frio River. Three bedrooms with 2 1⁄2 baths, high ceilings, open floor plan. All this plus a detached 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with approximately 148 feet of frontage along the east bank of the river. Close to town, yet private. Great income potential, only $469,900.

FRIO TERRITORY This five acre building site on the Frio River is waiting for you. Huge cypress trees line this blue water hole that is teeming with fish. Fronts on Highway 83 and the Frio River, private, yet close to town. Good restrictions, beautiful building site overlooking the river. $329,000 Lower Frio Estates, 2 bedroom one bath cottage on river front tract, $134,900 MOUNTAIN VALLEY Now you can own a 4 bedroom 3 bath home with great income potential in the heart of Concan. House is named Southern Comfort, and can be yours for a reduced price of $335,000 OAKMONT VILLAGE 2.21 acres of heavily wooded building site located just of FM 1120. $49,000 OAKMONT VILLAGE 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a bonus room for only $135,000 RANCHO REAL 5 acres with 350 feet of river frontage, county road frontage, $149,900. RANCHO REAL 23 acres with highway frontage, great views, $49,900. RANCHO REAL Secluded 15 acres with hunting cabin. 4 wheel drive required. $47,000 RANCHO REAL River frontage with 22 1⁄2 acres for only $70,000. RIVERTREE Beautiful residential building sites ranging in price from $99,900 to $109,950. SPICEWOOD SPRINGS Riverfront home on 3.7 acres in Spicewood Springs. Access to over a mile of Frio River. Four bedroom, three bath, 2 story home sitting on bank of river with a wraparound porch. $429,500. SPRING HILL- PRICE REDUCED.3.2 acres. Beautiful lot in a gated subdv, city wtr, List Price $64,500 SPRING HILL 3.52 acres with a beautiful view overlooking Leakey. City water, Price reduced to $69,500 THE RIDGE-Experience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ private access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/ BBQ pavilion. Underground utilities, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This restricted subdivision offers great building sites for your dream home, retirement or vacation get-away. B&B allowed. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Prices start $87,500 THE RIDGE New construction, 3 bedroom 3 bth, with 2 fireplaces and outdoor kitchen, walking distance to river. Nestled under huge live oaks. Call for a showing today THE RIDGE The Bungalow 40 will sleep up to 25 persons. The perfect place to get away with an in ground pool, outdoor kitchen, and a river park. Established income producer with a great upside. $425,000. TIERRA LINDA SUBDIVISION, Con Can. Prime residential building site for only $50,000. TWIN FORKS Two tree covered lots with owner financing available. $32,500 for one, or both for $59,900. TWIN FORKS PRICE REDUCED Like new double wide in Twin Forks, 3 bedroom 2 bth with approx. 1,848 sf, 2 carport, stg building, huge covered deck to enjoy your coffee. Only $89,900. Call today for a showing. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. 5 income producing cabins on approx. 7 acres with room for more! $375,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. Turnkey restaurant available on Highway 83. Ready to go. Price reduced to $145,000. Call for details. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY, the historic Frio Canyon Theatre in downtown Leakey, Great location. $148,500.

Dub Suttle GRI, Broker - MEMBER: SAN ANTONIO BOARD OF REALTORS; UVALDE BOARD OF REALTORS; KERRVILLE BOARD OF REALTORS; AND THE DEL RIO BOARD OF REALTORS. We get maximum exposure for your property. Call us if you don’t see what you are looking for here. We have numerous other properties that we would be more than glad to help you with. Or better yet, come by for a visit. The coffee pot is always on. Kathy Suttle GRI, – Broker Michael Rushing – Associate COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR Carrie Chisum – Associate COMPLETE LISTS OF PROPFred McNiel GRI, - Associate ERTIES,


1260 S US Hwy 83, Leakey, Tx. 1/2 mile south of Leakey city limits on US Hwy 83 830-232-5242

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 13

...for all your Real Estate needs in the Hill Country River Region...

NRA/Leakey Proposed Wastewater Treatment area map


830.988.FRIO (3746)









Office located 1/2 mile east of the Frio River on Texas 127 in Concan, Texas

120’ 120’






City of Leakey New Water Treatment Facility

Page 14 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


NOW OPEN AT 7:30 a.m.!! Now Serving Gourmet Coffee and Homemade Pastries “HUNTER PORTIONS!” Open Homemade Daily Specials Choice “Cut to Order” Steaks Burgers, Salads & Sandwiches “Tootie Pies”

11a.m. till 8:30 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


157 Hwy. 83 South, Downtown, Leakey, Texas

TIRE AND WHEEL CONNECTION • Fresh Cut Steaks • Fresh Ground Beef • Deli Meats • Camping Supplies

OPEN SUNDAYS !! 9a.m.-8p.m. Corner of 83 and 337 DOWNTOWN, LEAKEY, TEXAS

830-232-6299 Hours: M-F 7a.m. - 8p.m. Sat. 8a.m.-8p.m.

2805 Highway 90 West Hondo, Texas 78861 830.426.TIRE (8473)


(830) 232-5022 BEER & WINE AVAILABLE

At the Frio Pecan Farm Pavilion Open: NEW HOURS Thursday & Friday 11a.m. - 2p.m. & 5p.m.-9p.m. and Saturday ALL DAY 11a.m. to 9p.m. Dine In or Pick Up Leakey, Texas


410 S Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 Ph. 830-232-4553 Of�ice HoursLobby Mon-Thu 9:00 to 3:00 Fri 9:00 to 4:30 Of�ice Hours-Drive-Thru Mon-Fri 9:00 to 4:30 Sat 9:00 to 12:00 Drive-Up ATM Located at Branch

PIZZAS Meat Lover’s, The Work’s, Vegetarian, Ultimate Cheese, Smoky Jo’s BBQ, Wings, Garlic Bread, Hamburger, Cheeseburger

Also located inside Concan General Store

U.S. Hwy 83 & Tx. Hwy 127

Dr. Odemaris Santiago-Young, MD 218 Sidney Baker St Kerrville, TX 78028

(830) 896-6100

April 16 2014  
April 16 2014  

The Frio Canyon's ONLY WEEKLY newspaper, Leakey, Sabinal, Concan, Camp Wood, Barksdale, Frio River, Sabinal River, Nueces River