Page 1


Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia and Surrounding Areas Vol. 4 No. 12



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

Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day

............................ Page 9

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month Real County Judge Garry Merritt declared April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month in Real County with the signing of a proclamation declaring this. Representatives from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Bianca Kunkel, Bluebonnet Child’s Advocacy Center, Katie Kirmer, the 38th Judicial District Attorney Daniel J. Kindred, Crime Victim Advocate Dalia Arteaga, Real Co Sheriff James Brice and Deputy Chris Sheridan were in attendance and witness to the signing of the proclamation. Child abuse is the mistreatment of children

April 9, 2014 By Linda Kirkpatrick

and it comes in many forms. One of the statistical reports states that in the United States, someone reports child abuse every 10 seconds and four children die each day because of abuse and neglect. Sometimes the scars of abuse follow the child into adulthood. The Safe Horizons website listed the following ten signs that might indicate child abuse. 1. Unexplained injuries. Visible signs of physical abuse may include unexplained burns or bruises in the shape of objects. You may also hear unconvincing explanations of a child’s injuries. continued on page 3

Food for Thought …Obamacare and Other Things…


By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

............................ Page 11

Denton Pioneers Toughed Out Rigors of Early Kerr County Frontier

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

What‛s the top learning style in America? Hands-on wins hands-down, survey says....

You know I gave Obamacare the benefit of the doubt! I was really hoping for a solution to the medical care crisis in America… Obamacare isn’t it! Friday, the House voted to delay the individual mandate to purchase insurance by five years. Good thing, because I certainly can’t afford it! I did try though! I went to the website, picked out a policy, did everything I was supposed to do… and lo and behold…they sent me a policy! Then they sent me bright and shiny blue and white cards telling what percentage of everything I had to pay. They even called me a couple of times, I kept asking about the premiums but I could never get a straight answer. They just kept saying the company would notify me. I even got a little hopeful, until two weeks before my insurance


Today’s Weather

High:84° Low: 55°

continued page 3

The Spirit of ‘45

............................ Page 6

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

coverage was to go into effect and I received a bill in excess of 60% of what I make…total… each month! I’m shaking my head and smiling as I write this…who can do that? Well, I can’t, however, it turns out that in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, and Ohio they are signing up prisoners on the Obamacare exchanges. Prisoners! They were not eligible until the Medicaid laws broadened to include single and childless persons. So if you break the laws of the land and find yourself in the penal system…at least in some states…you can get adequate health care coverage that people like me cannot afford! What’s up with that? Of course Medicaid has stayed the same here in Texas, our law makers have refused to knuckle under, so currently our prisoners don’t get Medicaid…yet. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the “Save American Workers Act, H.R. 2575,” which would repeal the 30-hour rule under ObamaCare. Republicans have noted that ObamaCare requires companies with more than 50 full-time workers to provide health insurance to those workers, or face a penalty. The law also defines “full time” as anyone working more than 30 hours a week.

At the age of 18, Frank Carrasco of Uvalde with the written permission of his

Kathy Antes (pictured), LISD Business Manager, and Dr. Barbara Skipper, Interim Superintendent, met on Monday with community residents at lunch at the Nutrition Center. They brought pictures and brochures regarding the upcoming Leakey ISD Bond Election. Residents 65 and older were assured that school taxes would not go up on their homesteads due to the bond election unless major property improvements were made. Several more community meeting are scheduled over the next several weeks. Call 830-232-5595 to schedule one for your group.

by Billie Franklin

father, enlisted in the Army Air Corps on June 5, 1941, in Phoenix, Arizona. All of his training was done at Kelly Field, first basic, and then he was assigned to food service where he operated a mess hall. It was his outfit that opened up Hondo Air Force Base, the first soldiers at the then new base. Again, establishing a food service, he operated a mess hall from 1942 to 1943. He married Ada Pichot on January 30, 1943. By September of the same year, due to the loss of so many men, non-combat soldiers were then transferred into the Army. He was attached to a heavy bombing squadron and served under the Third Army under General George

Patton. Frank was platoon leader of a heavy weapons unit going through Germany. He was at the Battle of the Bulge and crossing of the Rhine River, which were the worst. They were pushed back three times during fighting. They went clear to Prag, Czechoslovakia, with the 3rd Army, 90th Division. The war was over on May 8, 1945, and he came to Fort Bliss, El Paso, where he was discharged. His rank at that time was Tech Seargent. Never a quitter, he then joined the Air Force for the second time and went back to food service, this time in Ashiya, Japan and served during the occupation until February 26, 1948. At Randolph

Field in 1949, he decided to get out and could since he had indefinate enlistment. He had ended up a Master Seargent with the Air Force. The thing he remembers the most is that the service men were supported by everybody. After that, he went into farming and ranching and with his brother-in-law, the late Roger Burgess, was involved in the cattle auction business. He has served as Commander and Chaplain of American Legion Post 26, President of AA R P in Uvalde, was the first male volunteer at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital auxilliary, and volunteered many hours at hospice. He would still be at it, but his body just won’t let him.

LISD First Annual Dinner Theatre a Success! Our Beginnings

by Kay Keen, Leakey ISD Principal The setting for this year’s dinner theatre began with a stage that had been used as a storage area for many years – stage paneling was falling off, there was no sound system conducive to a theatre performance, the lighting system was not functional, electrical breakers were inadequate, no flats or props. It was a daunting task! But, the show must go on, and a stage had to be recreated in order to showcase the skills and talents of our

students. Over the past 4 weeks, many people worked together to make the opening night’s performance possible. The actors worked hard memorizing lines, perfecting their characters, and learning their blocking. Mr. Austin moved heaven and earth to direct the actors, gather props, and to promote the event. Mr. Meador’s 5th period Ag class built the stage extension and steps. Mrs. McCarson’s Art class students painted

the images on the flats. Mr. M. B. Davis, a parent volunteer with extensive projection, lighting, and sound effect’s expertise provided endless hours of effort creating the theatre experience for the show’s three night run. And, finally, we were eternally grateful to four strong men who came on a Monday morning 3 weeks ago to dismantle the 30 foot scaffolding used to hang the projection scrims! Three sold out shows proved

the citizens of Leakey enjoyed their experience with us during the past Friday thru Sunday performances. If you would like to help encourage and underwrite the Leakey ISD Theatre Department, please feel free to make a donation at any time, and certainly plan to join us at next year 2nd Annual Dinner Theatre! Thanks to each of you again for coming to our show and supporting the Leakey ISD Theatre program.

Page 2 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Southwest Area Regional Transit District Receives Financial Designation The Southwest Area Regional Transit District (SWART) received notice on March 10th of their Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Gold designation by demonstrating its continued commitment to financial transparency for the second consecutive year. To date SWART has received both Silver and Gold designation by the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle since their inception in June 2012. This will mark their third financial designation. The purpose of the program is to recognize local governments across Texas that is striving to meet a high standard for financial transparency online. In keeping with the State of Texas Comptroller’s Program, Southwest Area Regional Transit District set a goal to provide timely and accurate financial information to everyone interested in viewing how their tax dollars are spent. Financial transparency is an ongoing goal for any government entity. The Comptroller of Public Accounts encourages and applauds local governments across Texas that is stepping up efforts to give taxpayers

a transparent look at where their money goes. In order to receive the Gold designation, an entity must meet 16 transparency criteria points. The maximum amount of points that can be earned is 20. Designations last up to one year in which an entity must re-apply annually. “We at SWART are extremely proud of this consecutive designation. Transparency is a daily goal at SWART in order to better serve the public. As we continue to strive for excellence, we have set a precedence to follow our vision to be the model provider of transportation services in the Southwest region with integrity and dependability”, states SWART General Manager, Sarah Hidalgo-Cook. Hidalgo-Cook also noted that financial records can be viewed by the public on the SWART website at “The most recent board approved financials are posted on our website for public viewing”, added Hidalgo-Cook.

Gov. Perry Honors Texas Veterans at Vietnam Veterans Monument Dedication

Gov. Rick Perry recently paid tribute to Texas veterans who served or gave their lives in the Vietnam War at the unveiling and dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Monument on the Texas State Capitol Grounds. The ceremony was held on Texas Vietnam Veterans Day, which marks the anniversary of the day the last American combat troops left Vietnam. “The monument we dedicate today will stand as an ongoing demonstration of the depth of our appreciation for the sacrifices of our Vietnam veterans, and a reminder of what is noble and good about the human spirit,” Gov. Perry said. “It will stand as a declaration that in Texas, we understand how blessed we are to have warriors ready to step forward and draw a line between us and those who would do us harm.” The governor also highlighted the contributions of the Vietnamese nationals who fought alongside Americans

in the war, many of whom went on to pursue U.S. citizenship and settle in Texas. The monument, which sits on the northeast side of the Capitol grounds, was approved by the 79th Texas Legislature. State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and State Rep. Wayne Smith, both Vietnam veterans, authored the legislation. Entombed inside the monument are 3,417 dog tags personalized for the Texans who gave their lives or went unaccounted for in the war. “As a Vietnam veteran for the U.S. Marine Corps, I understand the difficult sacrifices that our military families endure on a daily basis,” Sen. Hinojosa said. “The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument honors and thanks our fallen Vietnam heroes and their families for their ultimate sacrifice of defending our freedom, and welcomes those who came home and fought with great courage and resilience. It is our hope that this monument will ensure that the memory of our Texas Vietnam Heroes lives on. Semper Fi.” “Most of our men and women who fought in Vietnam never received a hero’s welcome or recognition for our service to our country and state,” Rep. Smith said. “With today’s dedication, we can finally say welcome home, and thanks for your sacrifice.” The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Committee oversaw the fundraising, design and production of the monument. It was funded fully through private donations, with more than 600 individual, organization and corporate donors.

Statement by Gov. Perry on Federal Court Ruling to Uphold Texas Law Protecting Life and Women’s Health Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a law protecting life and women’s health passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013: “The people of Texas have spoken through their elected

leaders and in support of protecting the culture of life in our state. Today’s court decision is good news for Texas women and the unborn, and we will continue to fight for the protection of life and women’s health in Texas.”

Perry on February 2014 Texas Job Growth Texas Unemployment Rate Remains 5.7%; National Unemployment Rate Sits at 6.7% Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas added 37,600 jobs in February 2014: “Job growth of this magnitude is about much more than just attractive statistics on a printed page; it means more choices and better options for Texas jobseekers, stronger

families and communities, and brighter futures for our children. The commitment we made more than a decade ago to practicing fiscal responsibility and enacting job-friendly policies continues to pay huge dividends, helping keep Texas the best place in the nation to live, work, build a business or raise a family.”

Perry on National Guard Reductions There are many ways to balance the federal budget, but this decision to eliminate the 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s headquarters risks Texas’ ability to properly respond to hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters, and is short-sighted. Over the

past decade, the Texas Guard has responded to more than 150 disasters in Texas and surrounding states, saving countless lives and helping families in distress. The Texas Guard also plays a vital role in our nation’s War on Terror.

Statement by Gov. Perry on HHS Secretary Sebelius Visit to Texas Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement on attacks by the Obama administration over the failures of Obamacare: “Yet again, the Obama Administration would rather point fingers at other people than accept any of the responsibility for Obamacare’s failure. The truth is, the more people learn about Obamacare, the less they like it, and the

most egregious examples of misinformation have come directly from the president himself, with false promises that people could keep their existing plans and they could continue going to their own doctor. Texas is not the reason Obamacare is failing; it’s failing because it’s simply bad policy.”


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.

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 NEWProperty 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 Property 048: NEWProperty 049: 50 ac @ 172 Cattail Rd off RR337 W. Both sides Patterson Creek, no restrictions, paved road frontage, city water. $325,000 NEWProperty 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. NEWProperty 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 NEWProperty 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 NEWProperty 061:1.22 ac. riverfront lot in Concan. Sits on high bluff. Just beautiful. Nightly rentals ok. Gated entry, paved roads. $299,000 NEWProperty 062:3/4 ac. river access lot in Heartstone Subdivision in Concan. 2 Super river access parks for owners use. $79,000 NEWProperty 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


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 3


Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report March 30 - April 5, 2014

March 30 - April 5, 2014


3/30/2014 @ • 1447 responded to River Tree south of Leakey for a residential alarm • 1617 responded to Ranch Road 336 North of Leakey for a motorcycle accident • 1729 responded to the 300 block of West 4th Street in Camp Wood for a report of trespassing 4/2/2014 @

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

• •

2244 responded to US Highway 83 North of Leakey for a motor vehicle accident 4/5/2014 @ 912 responded to Ranch Road 337 East of Leakey for a motorcycle accident 1126 responded to the 500 block of East Fourth Street for a motor vehicle accident


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.

Get Well Stay Well Be Well Get Informed About Integrative Medicine Therapies Class meets Sundays �-� Meets at the Park Community Center Taught by Joanna Connor For information: ��� ���-����

Message Therapy By Appointment JOHNNY BULLARD Owner


Glass Replacement • Free Estimates • Guaranteed Workmanship

830-597-3368 403 N. Nueces St.

P.O. Box 816 Camp Wood, Tx 78833


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

EMS REPORTS Frio March Canyon EMS 2014 Report

In the month of March we had eighteen calls, fi�een were transported. There were nine injured persons and nine were ill. We transported five pa�ents to Uvalde Memorial Hospital, two to Peterson Regional Medical Center and the helicopter flew seven to hospitals in San Antonio. Medics making calls were Karen Barnum, Dianne Rogers, Steve Gray, Sherri Soller, Shelly Collins, Jeff Kruger, Troy Wright. Drivers making calls were Jon Burchard, Mark Rutherford. We have two new members on our team. David Ullman and Gene Antes have joined us as drivers. Thank you for wan�ng to help the community by joining us at the Frio Canyon EMS. We are s�ll in a great need for more Medics and Drivers. Please come and join us. “No�ce is given that the Frio Canyon EMS is under a variance from the Texas Department of Health Services to operate our service while not in compliance with the law. The variance allows us to operate our emergency vehicles while responding to and transpor�ng emergency pa�ents.”

Food for Thought …Obamacare and Other Things… continued from front page

In other words, enacting H.R. 2575, while shielding some low-skilled workers from likely job losses and hour reductions, could cause more workers (those working close to 40 hours) to share the same fate. Furthermore, enacting H.R. 2575 would likely add more people to Obamacare’s massive new entitlements: the expanded Medicaid rolls and the new Obamacare Exchanges, which currently almost no doctors in this State accept in any case! Conservatives should be doing everything they can to limit Obamacare’s new entitlement rolls, and should be wary of creating new disruptions in an already fragile labor market. Americans of all stripes are seeing their health care costs increase as they are saddled with fewer choices and a loss of doctors. Almost all analysts agree that Obamacare, complicated

and nearly incomprehensible in its entirety, cannot be fixed. It must be repealed and then replaced with an affordable system that allows health care which matches the needs of each person. I know this article is long and I’m sorry, but I would like to say something else while I am on this subject…Food for Thought… I personally know four families who own property here and live here in the States for a good portion of the time. They keep their Visa’s active, however, because in their homeland(s), Germany, Sweden and England; they have cheaper and better medical care! OUR medical insurance and care here in the states is sub-standard to theirs. IF THEY GET SICK…THEY GO HOME! We can no longer call ourselves the greatest nation in the world…Our children go hungry,

few can afford really adequate medical care, and our Country allows in our food supply organisms and additives banned in the entire remainder of the civilized world… Jeremiah 5:26-29 ESV…For wicked men are found among my people; They set a trap; they catch men. Their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless, and they do not defend the rights of the needy. Shall I not punish them for these things? Declares the Lord, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?” Image by Page by Mick MeaneyPage by . american-decline-flag.

Randy L. Crispin Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month Changes in behavior. Abuse can lead to have frequent nightmares or have difficulty overly sexualized behavior or use explicit ATTORNEY AT LAW 2.many changes in a child’s behavior. Abused falling asleep, and as a result may appear sexual language.

continued from front page

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 157 US Hwy. 83 South 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: Dave Crowe Elaine Padgett Carnegie Katie Burkhart Irene Van Winkle email:


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

children often appear scared, anxious, depressed, withdrawn or more aggressive. 3. Returning to earlier behaviors. Abused children may display behaviors shown at earlier ages, such as thumb-sucking, bed-wetting, fear of the dark or strangers. For some children, even loss of acquired language or memory problems may be an issue. 4. Fear of going home. Abused children may express apprehension or anxiety about leaving school or about going places with the person who is abusing them. 5. Changes in eating. The stress, fear and anxiety caused by abuse can lead to changes in a child’s eating behaviors, which may result in weight gain or weight loss. 6. Changes in sleeping. Abused children may


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

tired or fatigued. 7. Changes in school performance and attendance. Abused children may have difficulty concentrating in school or have excessive absences, sometimes due to adults trying to hide the children’s injuries from authorities. 8. Lack of personal care or hygiene. Abused and neglected children may appear uncared for. They may present as consistently dirty and have severe body odor, or they may lack sufficient clothing for the weather. 9. Risk-taking behaviors. Young people who are being abused may engage in high-risk activities such as using drugs or alcohol or carrying a weapon. 10. Inappropriate sexual behaviors. Children who have been sexually abused may exhibit

Should you notice any of these signs in a child, trust your instincts but if you suspect abuse, report to the authorities. CASA is the volunteer advocacy group that is assigned by the court to speak up for a child’s best interest and be a voice for that child in the courts. Each child needs a CASA Volunteer but according to the proclamation, half of the children do not have one. If you or someone you know would like to make a difference in a child’s life, please contact Bianca Kunkel, Tri-County CASA Program Director by email at tricountycasa@sbcglobal .net or by phone at 830-278-7733. Volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life.

$30 6 mon. $60 annual

GET YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! Contact Us: Hill Country Herald

157 S. US Hwy 83 Leakey, Texas 78873 CALL 830.232.6294 email



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 9, 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

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.


“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

School Facilities and Learning by Dr. Barbara Skipper, Leakey ISD

While almost no one would argue that the most important factor in a classroom is the teacher, facilities do matter. Every principal knows that showing a prospective teacher good facilities helps tremendously in the hiring process. Teachers spend the majority of their weekly days in their classrooms. Experienced teachers learn to look at prospective classrooms in terms of safety, environment (constant temperature, free from mildew and mold, free from noises), and having up-to -date technology before accepting a new position. They also know that research shows students will be healthier and learn more in good facilities. The US Accounting Office released a survey indicating that more than half of US schools have deficiencies that adversely affect air quality. Poor air quality can bring on an asthma attack as well as make students inattentive and lethargic. As school facilities across the nation have aged, asthma rates have increased. In addition, at any one time 15% of students in an average classroom

suffer from a hearing problem, often due to allergies and colds. Four recent studies that evaluated the relationship between school buildings and student achievement, after controlling for student’s socioeconomic status, found significantly higher test scores for students in better facilities. Even is a small rural Virginia high school scores on achievement tests were found to be up to 5 percentile points lower in buildings with lower quality ratings. Poorer achievement was associated with specific building conditions such as substandard science facilities, ineffective air conditioning, inconvenient locker locations, and noisy external environments. The average citizen may not know the condition of the local schools. Citizens need to become informed regarding the condition of their local schools and appreciate the important difference a facility can make in educating children. Call your local superintendent or principal and ask for a tour of your local school facilities. In Leakey ISD call 830-232-5595.

LEAKEY ISD SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS Matt Leitner Senior Matt Leitner is the son of Elizabeth Pannell and Louis Leitner. He has lived in Leakey for most of mis life with the exception of two years. At the end of his freshman year, Matt moved to Houston and attended Friendswood ISD until the end of his junior year when he enrolled back into Leakey. He has participated in various sports: basketball, track, wrestling, golf, and

TSA competitions for engineering. After graduating in May of 2014; Matt plans to attend Southwest Texas Junior College, and obtain an Associate’s Degree in nursing. After his Associate’s degree and possibly working for awhile, his future interests are maybe pursuing the occupation of an attorney, an engineer, or completing a Bachelor of Nursing Degree.

Brianna Rubio Senior Brianna Rubio is the daughter of Aby Rubio and LeAnn Barnes of Leakey. She also has sister Jocelyn Rubio, of Fredericksburg, Texas. Leakey has been home to Brianna for her entire life. She has participated in varsity volleyball, basketball, and track all four years of high school, along with being apart of National Honor Society, FFA, and UIL. During

Predator Contest On Saturday, March 8th, the 1st Annual Real County Predator Contest was held. The contest was a joint effort between Real County 4-H and the Leakey FFA. There were a total of 13 teams entered in the contest. Each species of predator was given a point value and the team with the most points by 1:00pm on Sunday won. Here is a list of the winners: Winners: 1st Place: Chad Hillis, Chance Dean, Josef Richarz, and Bruce Killough with 3 Bobcats, 5 Coyotes, and 1 Raccoon for a total of 141 points. 2nd Place: Langtry Hubbard, Heidi Hubbard, Wylden Hubbard & Nick Yaklin with 1 Bobcat, 2 Coyotes, and 7 Hogs for a total of 85 points. 3rd Place: Destiny Ortiz, Hunter Ortiz, Dominique Tellez & Julio Gutierrez with 5 Hogs for a total of 25 points. 4th Place: Caleb Evans, Will Evans & Dylon Jackson with 1 Grey Fox and 1 Hog for a total of 20 points. 5th Place: Patrick Williams, Matthew Williams & Bob Burditt with 1 Grey Fox for a total of 15 points. In addition to the predator contest there were also side pots for feral hogs. The winners of the side pots were as follows:

this past year, Brianna was the captain of both volleyball and basketball and Secretary of the Senior class. She is currently undecided about where she will be attending college in the Fall of 2014, but she hopes to be playing either volleyball or basketball at the college level. She is awaiting tryout information, and plans on pursuing a career in Physical Therapy.

by: Matt Meador, Leakey ISD Agricultural Science Teacher

Heaviest Hog: Destiny Ortiz, Hunter Ortiz, Dominique Tellez & Julio Gutierrez with a 235 pound boar. Most Hogs: Langtry Hubbard, Heidi Hubbard, Wylden Hubbard & Nick Yaklin with a total of 7 hogs. Biggest Cutters: Langtry Hubbard, Heidi Hubbard, Wylden Hubbard & Nick Yaklin with a boar hog measuring 3” on his cutters Due to the outstanding donations from all of our great

sponsors, we were able to award prizes for first through fifth place. Big thanks to all of the donors: Big Horn Metals, Neal’s Café, Happy Hollow, Uvalco Supply, Oasis Outback, Andy’s On River Road, Huntson Clothing Co., Nite Hunter Illumination, River Bluff Cabins, The Frio Pecan Farm and Cecil Atkission Motors of Uvalde. With the support of the hunters and the sponsors Real county 4H and Leakey FFA were able to raise over $1100 dollars. Please join us next year as we make this contest bigger and better.

Leakey Eagle District Golf Meet Results by Brian Leiker, LISD Golf Coach

Leakey Eagles Golf participated in the district golf tournament, March 24th, with mixed results and emotions. The boys season came to a conclusion when the boys team struggled to find their groove at Schreiner CC. This was the same course they had shot a team season best of 364 in the Ingram Invitational only a week ago. With only the top 2 teams advancing to Regionals in Brenham, the boys finished 4th with no individual medalists advancing. The girls, on the other hand, will be advancing to Brenham

for Regionals after finishing in 2nd place at the district tournament. Hayley Bates finished in 2nd place overall. Although extremely grateful to be advancing their season to Regionals, the Lady Eagles were disappointed with their team results after shooting 399 the week before at the Ingram Invitational. All team members are looking forward to a better showing at the Regional competition.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 5

NCJH Boys District Track Results The Junior High Track team traveled to LaPryor for the Junior High District Track Meet on March 24, 2014. Teams competed in 7th and 8th grade divisions. All junior high athletes competed and ran well to end the track season. The boys results were: 7th Grade: 7th grade boys team finished 3rd · Gentry Bingham 3rd Shot Put, 3rd Discus · Chris Bejarano 2nd Discus, 4th Shot Put 4th 100M Run · Kyle Floyd 4th Discus · Diego Aguilar 2nd 2400M Run, 2nd 1600M Run · Ely Ludlow 3rd 800M Run 4th 1600M Run · Chris, Ely, Gentry, Diego 2nd 4X200M Relay 8th Grade: 8th grade boys team finished 4th · Winston Walker 3rd 100M Run, 6th Long

Jump · Jacob Harmon 2nd Pole Vault, 6th 300M Hurdles · Roy Schexnider 3rd Pole Vault 4th 400M Run · Caleb Baker 2nd 800M Run · Damien Ornelas 2nd 2400M Run, 3rd 1600M Run · Zavey Acosta 2nd 200M Run · Caleb, Roy, Winston, Zavey 3rd 4X400M Relay, 4th 4X100 Relay The girls results were: 7th Grade: · Samantha Threadgill placed 6th in Long Jump · Samantha Rodriguez placed 5th in Long Jump, 4th in Shot Put, 6th in the 100 M Dash, and 6th in the 200 M Dash. 8th Grade: 8th grade girls team finished 4th · Megan Sifuentes placed 2nd in Long

Photography Presentation

by Coaches Oscar Aguilera and Toby Kramer

Jump, 1st in High Jump, 1st in the 100 M Hurdles, and 2nd in the 300 M Hurdles; · Landrie Williams placed 3rd in High Jump; · Myah Rodriguez placed 5th in Discuss; · Nataliah DeLeon placed 3rd in the 800 M Run and 3rd in the 400M Run; · Landrie Williams, Shelby Pannell, Tori Carabajal, and Mandie Carabajal placed 4th in the 4 x 100 M Relay; · Landrie Williams, Amanda White, Tori Carabajal, and Mandie Carabajal placed 4th in the 4 x 200 M Relay; and finally · Megan Sifuentes, Shelby Pannell, Landrie Williams, and Nataliah DeLeon placed 2nd in the 4 x 400 M Relay. Overall it was a great season and we are looking forward to next year!

by Jan Prather

The Nueces Canyon Photography Group requests your presence Thursday, April 10th at 6pm in the outside high school computer lab, room 15 in Barksdale to see nature photographers Bill & Sharon Draker present their photography work of wild life and stunning landscapes of North America. The Draker’s are dedicated to expressing the beauty of nature & wildlife through the lens of a camera. Come see the spectacular photography and listen to the Drakers talk about their photography techniques and many stories about their images.

JH District Tennis Results

The junior high boys and girls tennis players went to face off against Brackett and Sabinal on Friday, April 4 in Sabinal for the District Tennis Meet. The Nueces Canyon athletes did exceptionally well! Panthers brought home a silver medal for second place in the Mixed Doubles division, in which Zavey

by: Coach Stacy Fairchild

Acosta and Megan Sifuentes played. Myah Rodriguez and Mandie Carabajal played in the Girls Doubles division earning a bronze medal for third place. The Panthers really cleaned up in the Boys Doubles division where Jacob Harmon and Damien Ornelas won first place winning a gold medal, and Winston Walker and Caleb Baker placed second bringing home a silver medal. Samantha Threadgill played very well earning fourth place in the Girls Singles division, and Kyle Floyd also did well and placed fourth in the Boys Singles division. Tori Carabajal and Amanda White played hard, but faced tough competition and were eliminated in the first round in the Girls Doubles division. Lacee Jones also gave great effort, but faced a tough opponent in the Girls Singles division and was eliminated in the first round. Our boy’s placed second overall earning a plaque to bring home from the District meet. I enjoyed tennis very much this year and am very proud of all my athletes for a great season!

Danielle Irwin Day at Nueces Canyon CISD by Superintendent Kristi Powers

Friday, April 4 was Danielle Irwin Day at NCCISD! Danielle has been an outstanding representative of Nueces Canyon for many years. She was elected homecoming queen, band sweetheart, and class president this year. She has been an integral part of the lady panther basketball team for four years and has marched at the UIL State Marching Band Contest. She is a member of the FFA Ag Trailer Team and the lady panther track team. Danielle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Irwin. Danielle was presented with a congratulations card from the faculty and staff and a proclamation declaring Friday, April 4 as Danielle Irwin Day. A video was played in her honor. On hand to celebrate with Danni were her parents, grandparents and numerous other family members. Danielle plans to be a nurse and has been accepted to Southwest Texas Junior College. NCCISD would like to congratulate Danielle and wish her the very best!

NCHS High School Track District Meet Results by Coaches Roe Burleson and Oscar Aguilera

Nueces Canyon Panthers High school track team traveled to Junction for the District 27A track meet on April 3, 2014. Results are as follows: NC JV Girls · Joana Valenzuela- 1st in both the 800 and 1600 meter run. · Haylee Chavez- 1st in the 400 meter dash, 6th in the 100 meter dash, 2nd in the 200 meter dash. · Madelyn Martinez-2nd in the 400 meter run, 200 meter dash. · Tyanna Schexnider- 3rd in the 400 meter dash, 200 meter dash · Vivica White- 100 meter dash · Brandee Jones- 100 meter dash NC Varsity Girls · Nikki Milliorn- 2nd in the shot put, 4th in the long jump, 6th in the 200 meter dash. · Siera Edwards- 5th in the pole vault. · Gabby Irwin- 5th in the high jump, 5th in the 200 meter dash. · Danielle Irwin- shot put, discus. · Natalie Vargulish- 400 meter dash. · Aspen Winston- 6th in the 100 meter hurdles, 6th in the 300 meter hurdles. · Bethany Fisher- 7th in the discus, shot put. · Ariel Lara- long jump, 100 meter dash.

· 400 meter relay- 4th - Nikki Milliorn, Priscilla Gonzales, Gabby Irwin, Siera Edwards. · 800 meter relay- 2nd - Gabby Irwin, Siera Edwards, Priscilla Gonzales, Nikki Milliorn. · 1600 meter relay- 6th - Jayden Aguilera, Priscilla Gonzales, Hailey Luce, Siera Edwards. NC Junior Varsity Boys - 4th. · Josh Rodriguez- 3rd high jump, 2nd 200 meter run · Jose Gonzalez- 2nd 800 meter run, 1st 1600 meter run · Ben Carabajal, Will Evans, Anthony Martinez, Josh Rodriguez 3rd 800 meter relay NC Varsity Boys - 5th · Isaiah Deleon- 5th shot put, 4th Discus · Reagan Luce- 5th long jump, 2nd 100 meter run · Preston Nevarez, Dakota Davila, Nathan Carleton, Reagan Luce 4th 800 meter relay Boys Advancing to the Area Meet in Harper next

Thursday April 10th will be: Isaiah Deleon in the discus, Reagan Luce 100 meter dash, and Preston Nevarez, Dakota Davila, Nathan Carleton, & Reagan Luce in the 800 meter relay team. Girls Advancing to the Area track meet which be in Harper on April 10th are Nikki Milliorn, Siera Edwards, Priscilla Gonzales, Gabby Irwin. Coach Aguilera, Coach Burleson and Coach Kramer would like to thank all the athletes for all their hard work and dedication. Great job. Pictured: Preston Nevarez, Nathan Carleton, Dakota Davila, Reagan Luce

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



No Credit Cards Accepted

Page 6 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


by Billie Franklin


Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held in the Sabinal ISD high school parking lot from 10 am to 4 pm tomorrow. Please take the time to help someone in need.

Vanderpool Benefit


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

Baseball Season

Last Saturday the Sabinal Little League held their opening day at Horton Park. Looked like at one time or another the whole town was there. All teams were introduced, from the smallest to the largest. Then the day started with T-ball. There were so many snacks, tempting treats and everyone had a great time. The chilling wind did not dampen the spirits of the crowd. There is to be a community wide Easter egg hunt starting at 2 pm at Sabinal Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, April 19. The hunt is for ages toddler through 3rd grade. Sponsors of the event are First Baptist and First United Methodist. Refreshments will be served. The annual Maundy Thursday service will be held at First Baptist on April 17 at 7 pm. Good Friday Services will be held at First United Methodist on April 18 at 7 pm. Central Christian Church will host the Sonrise Easter service in the sanctuary which will begin at 7 am on April 20. Breakfast will follow in the Annex.

First United Methodist

There will be a confirmand luncheon on the grounds this coming Sunday. Please join the confirmands for this, their special time.

St. Patrick Catholic Tim Pfieffer TACLB33581C

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

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


The home of Roy and Jennifer Silvas, located at 52 County Road 318 East has been selected as Yard of the Month of April. A selection committe from the Sabinal Civic Club is responsible for determining whose

A book signing with author Marisa CantrellRodriguez will be held at the Utopia Public Library tomorrow from 2 to 4 pm. Her book, “Decimation”, will be available. Everyone is invited to meet the author and if you have not had the opportunity, visit the library. It is a very nice addition to Utopia. Marisa is the niece of Monroe and Sherry Cantrell of Sabinal, daughter of Josh Cantrell of Junction and Larisa Cantrell of Lovington, New Mexico.

Happy Birthday

Mike Hardin, husband of Karen (Verstuyft) Hardin of Uvalde was given a surprise party Saturday evening, which was held at the Verstuyft building on Center Street and South First Avenue. A good crowd of family and friends gathered to wish him well on his 50th birthday. Mike works for AEP, formerly Central Power and Light out of Uvalde. Congratulations.

Motorcycle Rally

The Uvalde Police Department is hosting a motorcycle rally to raise funds for Blue Santa. Blue Santa is where police provide gifts for children at Christmas who otherwise might not have a very merry holiday. The rally will begin on April 26 in front of the Minit Mart at 444 W Main Street in Uvalde. Registration will be held from 8 am to 9 am and cost is $20. The rally will take off at 9 am. From there, they will travel to Highway 55, over to Brackettville, on to Rocksprings and back to Uvalde. The first 50 riders to register will be given a free T-shirt with the Uvalde Police Officers Association logo on it. Everyone will be given a patch and be treated to a catered meal. Contact person is Officer Mariano Pargas at 830-275-1252. You are promised a great ride with Uvalde’s finest and a meal at the end. This is a win win situation.

What’s the top learning style in America? Handson wins hands-down, survey says....

Children learn by doing, and every child has a unique learning style all his or her 830-278-1308 Shop own, child development experts tell us. The 830-278-9663 Home same can be said of adults if a recent survey 830-591-3008 or is any indication. A majority of Americans 830-591-8314 Mobile say hands-on training is the hands-down winner when they want to learn something new in an educational environment, according a Harris Interactive poll conducted on behalf of Everest College. Surprising in the Internet age when most Americans spend hours a day online, 52 percent of the 1,011 adults polled said active participation through hands-on training was the best learning method, while just 19 percent counted using the Internet as a preferred learning tool. Watching a demonstration by an instructor came in a distant second at 28 percent, and just



Accredited Professional

At the bake sale held last Saturday in Sabinal for funeral costs for Gene Newell, over $250 was raised. More is needed and a second benefit is in the works. I will keep my readers informed.

Book Signing

Today’s Catholic April issue is available and can be found at the back of the church. Please take one. Every Friday at 6 pm is the Way of the Cross. Mass begins at 6:30 pm. On Sunday April 13 beginning at 10:30 am, there will be a breakfast taco sale in the small hall next to the office with the proceeds going to support the local parish. On Thursday April 24 beginning at 11:15 am, a Fishers of Men Luncheon will be held in San Antonio at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, located at 20523 Huebner Road. Contact person is Richard and the number to call is 210-579-9844. There is to be a St. Patrick Church festival on May 4. A raffle is going around with the proceeds going to pay church insurance. The drawing will be held at the festival. For tickets, contact Maria Banda.


Water Harvesting & Reclamation

Bake Sale

Easter Schedule


Hwy. 90 West Uvalde, Texas

At the benefit for the family of Tim Ahrens which was held at Vanderpool on March 29, a total of $10,000 was made with the food being completely sold out. By the time the Kerrville, San Antonio, and other fire department units donated, a total of $30,000 was raised to help the family. One thing for sure, the family knows that they are loved.

yard is the best. Congratulations to the Silvas.

Roofing, Seamless Gutters and All Types of Construction

15 percent valued watching videos.“When it comes to what learning methods work best, everyone is different,” says John Swartz, regional director of career services at Everest College. “Clearly, most Americans feel hands-on training works best for them. For our education system to succeed in preparing Americans for the working world, it’s critical for us to understand what learning styles work best for all students, whether they’re pre-K kids or older Americans returning to school for advanced training.”There’s no arguing the value of higher education in professional life. In 2012, workers with a professional degree earned $1,083 more per week than those with only a high school education, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment rates for those with only a high school diploma were more than four times that of workers with professional degrees.With college costs continuing to increase and competition remaining high for available jobs, both high school graduates and working professionals seeking to further their careers through advanced degrees recognize the importance of finding the right educational program for their learning style.“Students who practice what they’re learning in a hands-on environment can often retain much more information

when compared with sitting passively in a lecture room, so it’s not a surprise that handson training is the overwhelming favorite,” Swartz says.Other variables play a role in determining an adult’s preferred learning style, the survey indicates. While both sexes preferred hands-on training overall, men were significantly more likely than women to say hands-on training worked best for them. Women were significantly more likely to say visual demonstrations worked best for them.Top earners also liked the Internet; 30 percent of those with household incomes topping $100,000 said the Internet worked best for them as a learning tool, while just 18 percent of workers earning less than $35,000 agreed. Twenty-eight percent of Americans ages 45 to 54 chose reading from a text book as their top method.“It’s no secret that students in the U.S. are falling in the rankings on global achievement tests, so it’s imperative that we invest in early education, retain the top educators, and identify the best forms of training programs and learning methods to prepare future generations,” Swartz says. “One of the major benefits of tactile learning, or hands-on training, is that it develops critical thinking skills that give students the ability to make on-the-spot decisions in a workplace environment.”

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 7

Denton Pioneers Toughed Out Rigors of Early Kerr County Frontier by Irene Van Winkle

Some of the earliest settlers in Kerr County were Benjamin Franklin Ridgway) in America are descendants of a Quaker couple — Richard Denton, Sr., (1830-1877) and his wife, Anna Caroline Lowrance Ridgway, a tailor, and his wife, Elizabeth Chamberlain, who came (1836-1918), who arrived here in a covered wagon in 1867. from Welford, England. In 1679, they arrived with William Penn’s Their descendants include local historians colony in Delaware River country. and natives, Sybil Sutherland, Clarabelle Two hundred years later, descendant Snodgrass and Gerald Witt. Sybil’s mother, William Pitt Ridgaway III “Will” (1879Lena, and Clarabelle’s mother, Anna 1958) was born in Bryan, Texas, the Adelia Gibbens Barton, were sisters. Sybil, fifth of 10 children born to William Pitt the daughter of Lena Gibbens and Bob Ridgaway II (1845-1927) and Eliza Neal. Bennett, is also related to the Ridgaways, William Pitt II was born in Houston to who moved to Kerr County in the late John Alexander Washington Ridgaway 1890s. and Martha Searbrough. His wife was Dentons from this line are buried at Turtle born in Mississippi to John James Neal Creek Cemetery, not far from their old log of Ireland and Nancy Garmany. Their cabin home. Another line of Dentons settled other nine children were Robert, Florence, near Center Point, among them, California Cora, Carrie, James, Samuel, Nellie, “Callie” Asbury Denton, who wed Rev. Julius and Rose. James Monroe Witt (see West Kerr Current They came to Kerr County when Will was story on the Witt family, Jan. 10, 2008). a young boy. He worked for Senator Julius B.F., Sr., the son of Isaac and Ruth Inman Real, from whom he bought 2,880 acres Denton, and Anna Caroline married in 1854 between Kerrville and Medina. It had in Montgomery County, Ark. In 1856, some three springs — Camp Verde Creek, Fall of the Lowrances arrived in Kerr County Creek and Lynn Prong. when Kerrville only had 12 buildings in Will married Susan “Susie” Gibbens, town. However, Anna Caroline had to wait another of Lena and Anna Adelia’s sisters. more than a decade to be reunited with Susie, a talented artist, also knew how to her kin after she finally moved here from spin, dye and weave yarn. They had two Burleson County. children — Beatrice Eliza, born in 1905, Confederate Civil War veteran Benjamin Franklin Denton, Sr., “Her family had come here all the way (1830-1877) and wife Anna Caroline Lowrance, came to Kerr and Eugene “Salter,” who came along in from North Carolina, Tennessee, and then County by covered wagon in 1867 from Arkansas, by way of 1919. He was named for the Salters who Arkansas,” Sybil said. “Many people came Burleson County, Texas. Although he survived the war, B.F. died owned the Mountain Sun for many years. at age 47, leaving Anna Caroline to finish raising their 11 children from Weakley County, Tenn., like the three on the harsh frontier. Except for Cora, who never wed, Will’s Moore brothers (Hughes, William and other siblings also intermarried with local George Kendrick), Stephen McElroy and the Wrays.” families including the Cowdens, Colliers, Tedfords, Pattens and Sybil’s mother’s parents were Andrew Jackson “Jack” and Mary Loves. Louise “Molly” Denton Gibbens. Jack grew up in Center Point, Beatrice had a governess for several years, and then boarded at and Molly was at Cherry Creek, closer to Comfort near the Apelts’ Notre Dame School; when Salter was of school age, his parents Armadillo Farm. moved to Kerrville. In the mid-1930s, Will and Susie fell on hard Recruited by Captain Harrison in Falls County, B.F., Sr. enlisted times, Sybil said. in Terry’s Texas Rangers, and was mustered into Company A in “Will signed a note for one of his sisters, but after she couldn’t pay Houston in 1861. He was a private in Captain Robert D. Allen’s it back, he lost the Lynn Prong Ranch. That place had a chinked-log infantry regiment, and then joined the 8th Texas Cavalry. He was cabin with a rock fireplace,” Sybil said. at the famous Battle of Harper’s Ferry in West Virginia when To make ends meet, Will and Susie lived and worked for seven the Confederate Army seized a huge Union arsenal in a strategic years at the South Fork Ranch, where Will was foreman for Gus location. In 1863, B.F., Sr. was promoted to first corporal, and was Schreiner. detached as wagonmaster, November 1864-January 1865. “They were able to save enough money to get another place,” she By the time B.F., Sr. and Anna Caroline got here in 1867, they had added. Growing up, Sybil enjoyed visiting the Ridgaways, and seven children. After settling in the Turtle Creek area, they added cultivated an interest in nature. four more. Their children, born between 1855 and 1876, were: “Aunt Sue used to have a whole bunch of old National Geographics Rebecca Arminta, Miles, Isaac Newton, Joseph Jasper and his twin at her house,” she said. “Sometimes, in the afternoons, she’d tell Benjamin Franklin, Jr.; Mary Louise “Mollie,” Susan Elizabeth, me and Salter to take a little rest, and give us the magazines to read. Martha Caroline “Mattie,” Rhoda Leeana, Ruth Idella and Ella I was so fascinated with the wildlife in them. I even kept some of Leona (born only a few months before her father’s death). The them and used them later at the little school on the Divide when I siblings later married into numerous local families, including the taught there.” Gibbens, Fredericks, Birds, Colbaths and Williams. Sybil said her uncles, Ben and Joe Denton, were fiddle players, who Miles, however, died of pneumonia at age 15. He became sick had a running battle over who was the best fiddler. after becoming overheated from chasing a mare and getting caught “There was a place on Water Street called the Lakeside, down east in a rainstorm. Ironically, Caroline was known for her extensive past today’s Edgewater Care Center, where they played and we’d go knowledge of herbs and medicines at a time when rural doctors dancing,” she said. “They always wanted to dance with me, because were scarce. they said I could really do the waltz, but because they were twins, I As a result of his war service, including injuries and exposure, and could never tell them apart.” difficult living conditions, B.F., Sr. died at the age of 47. He left his The Lakeside, she added, even had rowboats for patrons to paddle widow to raise not only several of her own younger children, but down the Guadalupe River, and it was surrounded by willow trees. even some of the orphaned grandchildren. Sybil said they lived in a Once he finished school, Salter worked as a fireman in San Antonio, three-room house made from sawed cypress boards with dirt floors: but enlisted in the U.S. Marines just after Pearl Harbor. He served “When the boards were wet, they would swell until nearly bursting in various Pacific battles, including Iwo Jima. Sadly, in 1944, Salter loose, and when it was dry, the boards would shrink and leave cracks was killed in the long and brutal Battle of Saipan, where about 3,100 one could use as ‘watch outs’ to watch for Indians that roamed the American troops and nearly 30,000 Japanese died, and was buried countryside.” on the island. Much information on those early years also came from “Callie” Susie’s poems, “A Boy’s Worth” and “Resurrection,” are believed to Denton Witt, who herself arrived in Kerr County in the mid-1850s. have been written after Salter’s death. Gerald Witt, who penned the local history, “Eastern Kerr County,” Sybil spent time with other kinfolk, including James “Monroe” Witt, said that although Callie and B.F. Sr.’s families became friends when who had married Callie Denton. they lived in Kerr County, he has not found a direct connection “We called them ‘Uncle Mon’ and ‘Cousin Callie.’ My mother took between those two Denton branches. care of Uncle Mon for six years until he died,” she said Callie’s family came from Merry Oaks in Barren County, Ken., and Monroe lived in the two-story house behind the rock wall on the her mother arrived in Texas in 1852 with five children when Callie far side of where China Street runs into Hwy. 480 in Center Point. was 3 years old. In 1911, Callie wrote a memoir, “Life Story of Mrs. Lena cared for Monroe, stopping in often to see him, especially after J.M. Witt, as told by herself,” in which she told not only about the he had become bedridden. He said he wanted to will Lena a part death of her uncle and brother, but what life was like on the frontier of his property to repay her for her kindness, Sybil said, and she for a mother with small children. remembered his house in town, which in recent years has fallen into The party of 11 included her uncle, E.A. McFadin, brothers David disrepair. She recalled him as a kindly retired Baptist minister, who and Joe, and several black individuals, Callie said. After growing a didn’t mind being teased. “We kids would kind of poke fun at him corn crop near San Antonio, they put down stakes at Cherry Creek: when he drove through Center Point,” she said. “He’d head over to “You can imagine the hardships we endured, when I tell you that the post office and always drove his old Model T about 10 miles an when mother settled down with this large family her means consisted hour. We’d run up alongside and ahead of him, yelling, ‘Clear the of 50 cents in money and 75 bushels of corn. We had no house, but streets, the speed demon’s coming.’” lived in a tent. At first the nearest town was San Antonio which was Monroe was one of a group of men who congregated on what our nearest post office, mill and doctor. Mother had to pay $20.00 became known as “the whittler’s bench,” Sybil said. a barrel for flour, $2.00 a bushel for corn meal. 25 and 50 cents per “All the old-timers would sit on the bench and whittle. It was in front pound for bacon. We had no lard except bear’s oil.” of the red brick building on the main street, about a half-block from Her mother bought 300 acres on credit, for $1 an acre, and the what is now Center Point Antiques. The bench got so cut up from shingles they cut helped pay for the land. However, their amenities everyone using their knives on it, it nearly fell over,” she said. were few, Callie said: When Monroe died, Sybil’s mother told her there was nothing to be “I have seen the time when a biscuit was a greater rarity to a child afraid of, there were no such things as ghosts, and they loved the than cake is to one today. We only had biscuits on Sunday mornings people who had died and will miss them. She recalled that later, on for breakfast. My mother sowed the first wheat that was ever sown a dare by classmates, she went alone into the cemetery on a moonlit in the county. This was in 1863. I remember one fall brother Joe night, and brought back a flower off a grave. and I picked up 300 bushels of pecans and sold them for 50 cents a “I became kind of a hero to my friends after that,” she said, “but I bushel.” was a little scared.” She detailed the dangers, including deadly Indian raids, as well as her Her memories turn to the loss of her other predecessors. She recalled, first school: “It was where Comfort now is and was taught in a little with a bit of regret, how she had embarrassed her mother. log cabin with a gravel floor. A ‘Yankee’ by the name of Glass was “I was 3 when Anna Caroline died. A few months earlier, I had been the teacher. The Americans and Germans went to school together in out with my uncle Will, who had a horse, Mack, who was 20 years order to have enough children for a school. This was in 1856 or ’57. old, and was blind and always running into things. Uncle Will said We had to go six miles to this school and rode horseback. My two he had to shoot Mack, which made me cry, but he told me that he brothers rode on a long pack saddle and I behind them, all on one loved Mack and didn’t want him to suffer. After Will shot Mack, he horse. ... The second school I attended was in a little school house lit some brush to burn Mack’s carcass and keep the buzzards from west of the big bluff south of Center Point. This was the first school eating him. built in Kerr County.” Prairie preachers such as Brothers Myers, “So then, at Anna Caroline’s funeral, I asked my mother, ‘Where’s Bowles, and Brother Potter, “the Fighting Parson,” delivered their the carcass?’ My mother clapped her hand over my mouth and sermons in brush arbors, she said. “We used to sit on a rough log and whispered, ‘When you talk about people, it’s called a corpse.’” listen to a sermon an hour and never think of getting tired.” Callie is When Sybil came to town with her parents, she said it took an buried at a private cemetery near Cherry Creek, Gerald said. eternity to get through town. Clarabelle said that her mother, Anna Adelia Gibbens Barton, was “Every few houses, there would be an aunt or other relative to stop named for her grandmother and received a special token. and talk to. The women would wear hats with veils, and they’d all “My mother received her grandmother’s handkerchief, which she want to give me a kiss, through the veils. I just wanted to get over always thought was so special,” Clarabelle said. “I’ve no idea to Pampell’s or Cheney’s for some ice cream or a phosphate. I sure whatever happened to that handkerchief.” According to Sybil’s wish I’d not been in such a hurry, but I was just a kid. I should have research, most of the Ridgaway clan (also spelled Ridgeway or paid more attention to their stories.”

“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

Experience the Excellence Quality First & 100% Sanitized

(830) 988-2003

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 401 E. Fisher Rd. (Hwy 90) Sabinal, Texas Closed Sundays Appointments & Walk-Ins Welcome


Specialty Plumbing

•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 9, 2014

O B I T U A R I E S Edward “Bud” O. Garrett

(December 24, 1922 - April 6, 2014) Edward “Bud” O. Garrett of Utopia passed away in Bandera Rehab and Healthcare on April 6, 2014 at the age of 91. He was born on December 24, 1922 in Utopia to Levi O. and Bess (Stacy) Garrett. He is survived by his daughter Rita Stout and husband O’Neil of Utopia, son; Butch Garrett and wife Sharen of Sabinal, four grandchildren; Jim Moore, John Stout, Jason Garrett and Janna Garrett, seven greatgrandchildren; Lauryn, Kiley, Joseph, Grace, Miles,Troy and Elizabeth; sister, Martha Sybert of Boerne. He was preceded in death by his wife Nada Garrett, grandson; Patrick Garrett, two sisters; Ethel Ivy and Lois Amann. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Waresville Cemetery in Utopia. Memorial contributions can be made to the Utopia Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 62, Utopia, TX 78884 and Utopia Volunteer EMS, P.O. Box 393 Utopia, TX 78884.

Ross Eugene Newell

(October 7, 1960 - March 28, 2014) Ross Eugene Newell of Sabinal passed away on March 28, 2014 at his residence at the age of 53. Cremation was under the direction of Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary

There is no charge for obituaries in The Hill Country Herald


Frio Canyon Baptist will begin a Bible Study on Daniel and Revelation beginning on May 4th at 6p.m. The study will be held on the first Sunday evening of each month. Daniel, Chapter 2 and 7 thru 12 will be included as well as all 22 Chapters of Revelation. Historical material and facts from extra-biblical sources will be used to add to the understanding of the Biblical text. This will be an excellent opportunity for young and old, Christians, and anyone seeking answers to life’s most serious questions, especially what God’s Word says about the future. Come join us, bring your personal Bible. Remember May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, Aug. 3rd and probably a few more. Pastor Dan Wynn invites anyone in the Del Rio Uvalde Association to join them whenever possible. Dr. Jim O’Dell will be leading the study.

Understanding the Bible FOR Yourself - the TWO Testaments Charlie Gant Evangelist - Real County Church (830) 232 4777

P.O. Box 837, Leakey, TX 78873

When studying a passage of Scripture, or a certain subject, it is often helpful to make a double column and contrast the differences that you find in the context. For example, let’s list the differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament as Paul records for us in 2 Corinthians chapter 3. Let’s make two columns: Old Testament New Testament Vs 3 written on tablets of stone written on tablets of flesh, of the heart Vs 6 not of the letter – the letter kills a new covenant, of the Spirit – the Spirit gives life Vs 7 ministry of death, engraved on stones/glorious Vs 8 ministry of the Spirit/ more glorious Vs 9 ministry of condemnation – had glory ministry of righteousness – exceeds in glory Vs 11 what is passing away was glorious what remains is much more glorious Vs 14 veil remains at the reading of the O.T. the veil is taken away in Christ Vs 15 when Moses is read a veil lies on their heart Vs 16 when one turns to the Lord the veil is taken away Just as the candle was a glorious thing when it was invented, the kerosene lantern excelled in glory – but the light bulb was even more glorious. So it was with the Old Testament, it was glorious but the New Testament was even more glorious. The Old Testament was passing away and

the New Testament was that which would remain. In his letter to the Romans the apostle Paul says that Christians have “died to the law” so that they might be married to Christ, “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another – to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.” (Romans 7:4). He goes on to tell us which law he has reference to in verse 7, “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” (Romans 7:7). The law that contained the commandment “You shall not covet” was that same law that God gave Moses at Mount Sinai – the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17). In Galatians chapter 3 the apostle Paul explains that the Law was added after God had promised Abraham to make him a great nation and to bless the world through his seed (see Genesis 12:1-3). “What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions…” (Galatians 3: 19a). “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.” (vs 16). The latter half of verse

2014 H��� W��� Pro�r�� ST. RAYMOND CATHOLIC CHURCH – LEAKEY PALM SUNDAY April 12 Vigil Mass 5:30pm Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Holy Mass HOLY MONDAY April 14 6:00pm Communion Service and movie “Mary Magdalene: CLOSE TO JESUS” HOLY TUESDAY April 15 5:30pm Chrism Mass at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio 6:00pm Holy Rosary at St. Raymond HOLY WEDNESDAY April 16 6:00pm Communion Service and reflection HOLY THURSDAY April 17 6:00pm Evening Mass of the Lord Washing of the feet Transfer of the Holy Sacrament to the Holy Tabernacle 7:30pm Holy Hour 8:30pm to midnight Adoration Schedule to the Holy Tabernacle GOOD FRIDAY April 18 4:00pm Stations of the Cross 5:00pm Passion of the Lord Adoration to the Holy Cross Holy Communion Begin Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy HOLY SATURDAY April 19 5:00pm Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy 5:30pm Solemn Easter Vigil Mass EASTER SUNDAY April 20 5:00am Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy OCTAVE OF EASTER April 21-26 6:00pm Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY April 26 Vigil 5:30pm Holy Mass of the Feast of the Lord of Divine Mercy Procession, Adoration and Chaplet of Divine Mercy ST. MARY MAGDALEN CATHOLIC CHURCH - CAMP WOOD PALM SUNDAY APRIL 13 11:30am Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Holy Mass HOLY MONDAY April 14 6:00pm Communion Service and movie “Mary Magdalene: CLOSE TO JESUS” HOLY TUESDAY April 15 5:30pm Chrism Mass at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio 6:00pm Holy Rosary at St. Mary Magdalen HOLY WEDNESDAY April 16 6:00pm Holy Mass HOLY THURSDAY April 17 6:00pm Celebration of the Word Washing of the feet Transfer of the Holy Sacrament to the Holy Tabernacle 7:00pm Holy Hour 8:00pm Adoration Schedule to the Holy Tabernacle GOOD FRIDAY April 18 4:00pm Stations of the Cross 5:00pm Passion of the Lord Adoration to the Holy Cross Holy Communion Begin Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy

19 says, “till the Seed should come” Christ! That Old Testament law was given until Christ should come, do you see that? “Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” (Galatians 3:24). “But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor” (Galatians 3:25). Christians are not under that Old Testament law any more. We are under “law to Christ” (1 Corinthians 9: 21). Jesus Himself said that He came to fulfill the Law, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:17-18). While dying on the cross Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:28-30). His work was complete and that old law was “nailed to the cross” (Colossians 2:14). Christ reconciled Jews and Gentiles to the Father making the two into “one new man” (Ephesians 2:15). For this reason Jesus is the head of the body, the church (Colossians 1:18). There is only ONE BODY (Ephesians 4:4) and that is the church that Jesus promised to build (Matthew 16:18). Are you a member of that one church (Ephesians 4:16)? If not, why not?

HOLY SATURDAY April 19 5:00pm Rosary and Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy EASTER SUNDAY April 20 11:30am Solemn Easter Mass 3:00pm Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy OCTAVE OF EASTER April 21-26 6:00pm Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY April 27 11:30pm Holy Mass of the feast of the Lord of Divine Mercy 3:00pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy SACRED HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH – ROCKSPRINGS PALM SUNDAY APRIL 13 9:00am Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Holy Mass HOLY MONDAY April 14 6:00am Holy Mass 6:00pm Reflection HOLY TUESDAY April 15 5:30pm Chrism Mass at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio 6:00pm Holy Rosary HOLY WEDNESDAY April 16 12:00 noon Holy Mass 6:00pm Movie “Mary Magdalene: CLOSE TO JESUS” HOLY THURSDAY April 17 6:00pm Evening Mass of the Lord Transfer of the Holy Sacrament to the Holy Tabernacle 7:30pm Holy Hour 8:30pm Adoration Schedule to the Holy Tabernacle GOOD FRIDAY April 18 3:00pm Stations of the Cross 5:00pm Passion of the Lord Adoration to the Holy Cross Holy Communion Begin Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy Prayer to the Holy Tomb HOLY SATURDAY April 19 3:00pm Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy 9:00pm Solemn Easter Vigil EASTER SUNDAY April 20 9:00am Solemn Easter Mass 3:00pm Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy OCTAVE OF EASTER April 21-26 3:00pm Novena to the Lord of the Divine Mercy SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY April 27 9:00pm Holy Mass of the Feast of the Lord of Divine Mercy 1:00 to 5:00pm Retreat

John Moody 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

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 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

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

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 9, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 9

Leakey Lions Club Successfully Completes another Mop and Broom Sale


- Fred R. McNiel, Publicity Chairman

Although Wednesday, April 2nd was an overcast, drizzly, weather day, it did not dampen the sales at the annual mop and broom sale conducted by the Leakey Lions Club. We are pleased to report that over $4,500 worth of mops; brooms and other assorted cleaning equipment were sold to folks in the Frio Canyon and our friends in Kerr County! These products were made by blind folks and distributed by the Caravan for the Blind, a distribution company located in Cumby, a small town near Greenville Texas. The Caravan for the Blind has been in business for more than fifty years! The Leakey Lions Club has participated in this event for at least the past twenty five years. Mr. Ed Mack Chairman of the Mop and Broom Sales Committee did a great job of planning, organizing and producing this annual event. Lions Club members who assisted with this effort included: Johnny Jackson, John Patrick, Punchy Riley, Guinn Turner, Jesse Gwinn and Joe Waligura.

Over half of the sales were generated by four youth camps located near Hunt in Kerr County! Camp Mystic, Camp Heart O’ the Hills, Camp Stewart, and Camp La Junta all placed substantial orders and purchased a total of nearly $2,600 worth of cleaning equipment! We want to take this opportunity to thank the proprietors of these camps for supporting the Caravan for the Blind Mop and Broom Sale! Also we want to thank our friends in Leakey for supporting this fundraising effort. We especially want to recognize

and thank Johnny Siebert and Shelley Collins, owner and operator respectively, of the Frio Pecan Farm for placing a substantial order with our club! Also Camp River Haven and Leakey Springs Lodges both placed substantial orders which boosted our sales tremendously! The Leakey Lions earned a 26% commission on the gross sales which amounted to $4,540. Consequently the total profit for the Lions Club on this fundraising venture was $1,180! A portion of this money will be used to assist the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville and also to fund a college scholarship for a very deserving Leakey ISD senior graduate. This annual event is conducted in April each spring and we would invite all our friends in the Frio Canyon to participate next year as the mops and brooms are priced comparably to the grocery store prices in Uvalde and the profit supports the youth of our community!

Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day set for April 12 at Sonora across the Edwards Plateau, organizers felt the time was right for another such program. “Though the target audience will be new landowners, the educational topics we’ll offer should be of interest to a good number of traditional landowners,” Taylor said. “The field day format will be short five-minute overviews of six topics. Then we will have four 30-minute round-table discussions where people can ask questions, express concerns, etc. Thus each attendee can pick four topics that most interest them and get more information on those specific topics.” The general topics and those presenting them will include: - Water – Jim Polonis, manager for Sonora Water. - Brush – Dr. Alan McGinty, retired AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo. - Fire Adaptive Landscapes – William McCrady, Texas A&M Forest Service fuels coordinator, Lufkin. - Grazing Management – Frank Price, Sterling County rancher and 2014 winner

Call Texarome for referral to professional wood harvesters:

Don’t turn your cedar into ASH, turn it into $CASH$


Irrigation Systems New & Repairs

Alberto Gonzalez

of the National Cattlemen’s Foundation Environmental Stewardship Award. - Predators – Stan Cottel, Rocksprings rancher. - Taxes/Legislation – Joe Morris, former chief of staff for Senators Bill Sims and Jeff Wentworth, Austin. After lunch, demonstrations will include solar water wells, fencing and off-the-grid electricity generation. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one general and one integrated pest management, will be available for those with a valid private applicators license. Those seeking units are reminded that they must present their actual applicators license as a Texas drivers license can no longer be accepted. More information can be found at: http: // or contact Taylor at 325-387-3168,; Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent in Sutton County, 325-3873101,, or Dr. John Walker, AgriLife Research resident director at San Angelo, 325-653-4576,

2011 Recognition shows that CHDI has tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”The NCQA Recognition is for CHDI’s three sites providing medical care: Our Health/Nuestro Centro de Salud in Uvalde; Rolling Hills Health in Leakey; and Canyon Health Center in Camp Wood. “I am so proud of our staff for the work they have put forth in transforming our practices into patient centered medical homes,” stated Rachel A. GonzalesHanson, Chief Executive Officer for CHDI. “The Recognition received from NCQA is affirmation of our continued, on-going commitment to improving the care we provide our patients”. In addition to securing PCMH Recognition, CHDI is also participating in the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) established by the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care

(large and medium size trees), And you may receive a negotiable $$$$ percentage of all the Cedar wood removed from your Ranch (measured in net tons of truck weight).

Residential and Commercial Pest Control

COMMUNITY HEALTH DEVELOPMENT, INC. RECEIVES RECOGNITION AS A PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME FROM THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON QUALITY ASSURANCE UVALDE, TEXAS – Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI) has received Level – 2 Recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. The NCQA PCMH 2011 program was developed to assess whether physician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts. The PCMH 2011 Standards emphasize the use of systematic, patientcentered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. “The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork and technology to deliver quality care and improve health”, said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “NCQA’s PCMH

You can have your land CLEARED OF CEDAR for FREE

Frio Pest Control & Landscaping

by Steve Byrns

SONORA – Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Edwards Plateau landowners are hosting the second Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day April 12 at the AgriLife Research station at Sonora. Registration will start at 8 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m. The station is located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. The program is free, but donations will be accepted to defray the cost of the meal. “This is a time for new landowners and those who may have been here for generations to meet each other, share a great meal, exchange ideas or concerns and maybe learn something they haven’t heard before,” said Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, the station’s superintendent. “The main goal though is to expose attendees to a variety of agricultural programs, businesses and ideas designed to assist them with proper land stewardship.” Taylor said a program two years ago was well attended and well received, so with the influx of new landowners continuing

LAND OWNERS and RANCHERS of 5010,000 acres or more:

to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. “Participation in the Essential Care Partners ACO is another way in which CHDI continuously strives to improve the level of quality our patients receive,” added Ms. Gonzales-Hanson. CHDI is a non-profit community-based health care agency incorporated in 1983 in Uvalde. CHDI was founded by area residents to increase access to quality and affordable health care for the uninsured/ underserved and, to serve as an agent for change to improve the lives of working poor families in Uvalde, Real, Edwards, and parts of Zavala County. CHDI’s mission is to improve the health and well-being (Nuestro Bienestar) of the community we serve. During 2013, CHDI provided health care services to 11,702 area residents. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale and CHDI accepts most insurances.

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:

Casa Falcon 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

������������������������������ LVL Beams


Can special order any length or size in 2-3 days max with most competitive price. 20 ft lengths always in stock.

������ �������


Everyday low price!

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




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



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

Above sizes always in stock!

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

(830) 278-4439



�������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Prices good thru May 10, 2014


Page 10 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

Make your own Ranch, Dry Onion Soup Mix and Taco Seasoning and store in small mason jars....Biscuit and gravy mixes too. I have done these for gifts, but never thought of just keeping them for use in my kitchen. This is soooo much HEALTHIER than those you buy at the store! These will contain no preservatives or chemicals to lengthen shelf life…or other things that are not good for you!

Taco Seasoning

Basic Biscuit Mix

1/2 cup chili powder 1/4 cup onion powder 1/8 cup ground cumin 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon sea salt Put ingredients into a jar and shake.

Dry Onion Soup Mix

2/3 cup dried, minced onion 3 teaspoons parsley flakes 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. I’d recommend shaking the jar to mix the ingredients well before each use. Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Store this in a dry, cool place.

8 cups whole wheat flour (or 4 cups whole wheat flour and 4 cups white flour, or 8 cups white flour) 1/3 cup baking powder 1 cup oil 4 teaspoons salt Mix dry ingredients, add oil, mix thoroughly until the mixture resembles coarse corn meal. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Biscuits from Basic Biscuit Mix

2-1/2 basic biscuit mix 2/3 cup milk Add milk to biscuit mix, stir thoroughly, roll out, cut into biscuits (a mason jar makes a nice biscuit cutter, press the mouth of the mason jar into the dough). Bake in a 450 degree oven about 12 minutes until done. Variation: brush with milk before baking. For cheese biscuits, add 1⁄2 cup grated cheese. For cheese-garlic biscuits, besides the cheese add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Homemade Chicken Gravy Mix

1-1/3 cups dry milk powder -3/4 cup sifted flour -3 tbsp chicken bouillon powder 1/4 tsp ground sage -1/8 tsp ground thyme, 1/8 tsp ground pepper -1⁄2 cup butter, margarine, or oil Combine milk powder, sifted flour, bouillon powder/granules, seasonings. Stir until blended and well mixed. Add oil or use a pastry cutter to cut in butter or margarine until evenly distributed. Store in an air-tight container, in the refrigerator. Use within 4 to 6 weeks. Makes about 2-2/3 cups chicken gravy mix.

Ranch Dip or Dressing

5 tablespoons dried minced onions 7 teaspoons parsley flakes 4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder Mix together and store in an air tight container. For dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream. For dip: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream. Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend.


Beef Gravy Mix

1 1/3 cups instant nonfat milk powder 3/4 cup instant flour 3 tablespoons instant beef bouillon granules 1/8 teaspoon ground thyme 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon ground sage Melt 2T Butter in saucepan, add 1⁄2 c. gravy mix and 1 c. water, mixing with whisk over medium heat. Heat until smooth and thick whisking constantly. If you want darker brown gravy, add 1 tsp kitchen bouquet. Combine all into a medium size bowl, mixing well. Divide into 1/2 c. each or leave in a jar & label. You can use regular flour, but you will have to whisk really well to prevent any lumps in your gravy. If you use instant flour, you will have perfect gravy every time. *(I am not quite sure what instant flour is but let me know if you find it!)

2 1/2 ounce(s) basil leaves 2 clove(s) garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon(s) roughly chopped pine nuts 2 tablespoon(s) finely grated Parmesan cheese, preferably Reggiano 1/3 cup(s) extra virgin olive oil Salt Freshly cracked black pepper Directions Put the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan in a blender. With the motor running, slowly pour in the oil in a thin stream through the feeder tube, and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste, transfer to a bowl (or container with a lid), cover and refrigerate until needed. Variation: Arugula Pesto. Replace the basil with arugula leaves for a hotter pesto. Variation: Hazelnut Pesto. Replace the pine nuts with 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts. Omit the Parmesan and add 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes instead.


Shirley Shandley, Broker 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422 · #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 of this 2 BD/2 BA Home on 2 lots. Lg. Cypress trees, rental ability & expansion possibilities make this a property for you to see $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, Low Taxes, MOTIVATED SELLER – Now $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 · #67 – Frio River Access .92 AC Twin Forks $80,000 PENDING · #7 – 5.44 AC FRIO RIVERFRONT, elect., Great views, min. restrictions $159,999 · #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. $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 · #60 – GARDEN & ORCHARD parameter fenced, well, elect., access 3⁄4 mi. Frio River, 1.385 AC OWNER TERMS $80’s · #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 · #93 – OWN both sides Frio River, 33+ acres, 2 BD/2 BA LOG home w/Santa Fe fireplace, screened porch $525,000 · #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 · #75 – 503 AC Axis, turkey, Whitetail, stock tank, nice accommo. Located near HWY 41. Owner might sell in 2 parts $1,082,396 · #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 · #39 – 90.8 AC just off Hwy 337 $450,000 PENDING · #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 (You can fit at TON that’s still kickin’. (Green) least one ton of

Go get ‘em!

logs, 4’’ across and bigger on any pickup)

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

Wednesday, April 9, 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 SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM

Thank You to my community and clients for your support!

of service

Real County Sheriff Deputy Don Gass retired on March 14th after 16 years of dedicated service to Real County. His co-workers honored him with a bbq dinner on March 29th from 5pm-9pm. (The bbq was prepared by Dub Suttles, Bruce Carr, Ken Manchester and Sheriff Brice) the trimmings and desserts were

prepared by all of his co-workers and DPS troopers. Gass served the citizens of Real County in the professional capacity of Deputy, but he will be missed as a friend and leader in our local law enforcement community. We wish him well in his new endeavors and thank him for his many years of devoted service.



9 AM-3 PM SATURDAY, APRIL 26 Accepting ONLY the following items

TVs & COMPUTERS (All kinds & Sizes)

Including 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


$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. 1 acre near Garner, access to Frio River, water hookup available. $52,900. 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!

Girl Scout In March News

(Laptops & PCs)

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

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! $2350./acre 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 $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.

kitchen appliances, air conditioners or electric tools

To start off Spring Break the Girl Scouts of Nueces Canyon held a movie event in the park. They watched “Despicable Me 2” on the big screen and enjoyed popcorn. The girls will be holding more movie events in the park, once a month, throughout the summer for the community to enjoy and a way for the Girl Scouts to say Thank You for everyone’s support. The Daisies and Brownies held a Art Fun Meeting where they learned to make balloon animals and they painted a mural together. The Juniors held a Bronze and Silver Award Meeting. They did a community service project for the Nutrition Center and then planned other

by Lori Tysor

community service projects to work towards the Junior Bronze Award and the Cadette Silver Award. All the girls gathered together to fill thousands of eggs in preparation for the 5th Annual Community Easter Egg. The hunt, which is open to all kids up to the 6th grade, will be held April 19th at 1:00 pm in the City Park. Hope to see everyone there! Pictured: - Karen, Sylvia and Kylie all enjoy popcorn and a movie in the park.

Water Well Drilling • Solar Pump Systems • Complete Water Systems

WILSON WELL SERVICE Duane Wilson P.O. Box 1272, Leakey, Texas 78873 Lic.#54947WLPK 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,


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

BAKER NEEDED 2 positions available located in Concan Pie & Jam Maker Some experience helpful, Dependable and Drug free APPLY IN PERSON or CALL 830-965-7646 500 CR 548 (river road) Concan, Texas

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, record-keeping 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, ALL-WEATHER job. Please apply in person at Texarome, Leakey, Texas: Tel: (830) 232 6079

SUMMER HELP WANTED Seven Bluff Cabins is hiring seasonal cleaning help for this summer. Please contact Debbie Nalley at 830-2325260 for addi�onal informa�on concerning these summer posi�ons.

Full time telephonic sales position available. Computer Skills Required. F am iliarity with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word and Excel). Email resumes 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

The Friends Grill is accepting applications for experienced cook Drug Free Environment Apply in Person Downtown Leakey, Texas


1. Security certificate 2. Fragment 3. Musteline mammal 4. Beverage 5. Brag 6. Undo 7. Notable achievement 8. Possesses 9. Small snake 10. Historical record 11. Acute 13. Protective covering 15. Indicating maiden name 17. Former currency of Italy 21. Large flightless bird 26. Tavern 27. Pass by 28. Be earlier in time 29. Impression used to authenticate a document 30. Large woody plant 31. Caricature


TX. Hands On management of a Telephonic Sales Team as well as direct involvement with sales. Strong managerial, sales and Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) experience required. Experience with ACT! Database program and Law Enforcement Sales is a $$ plus. Serious and qualified applicants only. Salary DOE. Email resumes to:

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, all-weather 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). Tel (830) 232 6079


32. Den 33. Piece of furniture 35. Part of a church 36. The sheltered side 38. Sense organ 43. Operated 45. Bird of prey 48. Allow 50. Swarm 52. Large tropical ray 53. Become liable to 54. Limited in size or scope 55. Shaped and dried dough 56. Incendiarism 57. Historic period 58. Desperate 60. Remainder 63. Gesture 64. Attempt 66. Spoon food Answers page 7

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

– Utopia – Applicant must answer multiple phone lines, order processing and have general office experience. Computer experience required. Email resume to:





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 only, no English spoken OK)

40. Small vegetable 41. Supplication 42. Type of duck 44. Ego 46. Oracle 47. Provide with plenty of food or drink 49. Consumed 51. Osseous tissue 52. Unit of length 54. Health spring 57. Fuss 59. Psychological state 61. Spoil 62. Behemoth 65. Include in scope 67. Mistake 68. Stupefy 69. Singing voice 70. Miniature whirlpool 71. Pitch 72. Scale drawing


Full time Sales Manager - Utopia,

CROSSWORD PUZZLE 1. Catch sight of 5. Partially opened flower 8. Cut away 12. Make reference to 13. Solitary 14. Livid 16. Strike back 18. Fling 19. Frozen water 20. Interior 22. Single 23. For each 24. Customary observance or practice 25. Bearing 28. Ardent follower and admirer 29. Illuminated with natural light 31. In addition 34. Strong wind 37. Mother-of-pearl 39. Couple



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 9, 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 9, 2014

Hill Country Herald Page 13

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

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.


830.988.FRIO (3746)

Need A New Business Sign? Call Jim Reed 830-232-5096









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


120’ 120’








���������� �������������������������


�������������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������� STEAK NIGHT $12.99!! �������������������������� ROUGH RIVER BAND LIVE!! ���������������� ������������������������ �������������

�������������� ROUGH RIVER BAND SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!! ������������������������������� $10 COVER


Page 14 Hill Country Herald

Wednesday, April 9, 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

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


Also located inside Concan General Store

U.S. Hwy 83 & Tx. Hwy 127

ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET!! THURS. APRIL 10 FRI. APRIL 11 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. $6.99 + DRINK At the Frio Pecan Farm Pavilion Open: NEW HOURS Thursday & Friday 11a.m. - 2p.m. & 5p.m.-9p.m. and Saturday April 12 CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT


Custom 3000 SF home, guest cabin + 25 acres. Home & cabin turn-key!! Well appointed furniture. Only 12 miles from Garner State Park. Would love to show our home to you. We could sit on the deck, look at the view & RELAX. Asking: 694K Please call for more information: (830) 966-4611

April 9 2014  

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

April 9 2014  

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