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Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia and Surrounding Areas Vol. 4 No. 35



UPDATE ON THE BORDER CRISIS ............................ Page 2



August 27, 2014

H-E-B PRIMO PICKS QUEST FOR TEXAS BEST ANNOUNCES FINAL FOUR Top Texas Product Makers Win $70,000 in Cash Prizes Creators of unique products from the Lone Star State are relishing the sweet taste of success as winners of H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. A panel of expert judges narrowed a field of 25 to four finalists on Aug. 19 and 20 at the Houston Food Bank, and the winners received cash prizes totaling $70,000 and consideration for coveted space on H-E-B shelves in 2015. The judges included Chef Michael Skibitcky, Dean of the H-E-B Culinary Academy and a tenured professor at the Culinary institute of America; Sean Robertson, H-E-B’s Cooking Connection Regional Merchant; Armando Perez, Senior Vice President of Operations for H-E-B’s Houston Region; Chef Jason Dady, Executive Chef and Owner of numerous San Antonio restaurants; and H-E-B Chef Scott Tompkins, the company’s Technical Food Consultant in Recipe Testing & Design. Criteria included product quality, marketability and readiness for production as well as the makers’ suitability as retail suppliers.

“The final presentations were a wonderful display of ingenuity and vision,” said Chef Skibitcky. “Our state is prime territory for smart, inventive food entrepreneurs. The number of exceptional entries submitted for the Quest for Texas Best competition solidifies Texas’ growing reputation as a foodie state.” The H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best Award Winners Are: Grand Prize ($25,000 and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick): Nanette Watson’s Frio Farms (Concan) Not all extracts are the same- just ask Nanette Watson of Frio Farm in Concan. Watson is a true connoisseur of extracts, using only Tahitian vanilla beans and controlling temperature, number of beans, quality and type of alcohol when creating extracts. The result is a pure, rich and complex extract, miles away from others available in the marketplace. Frio Farms’ array of extracts include Bourbon & Cane Sugar, Rum & Honey and Tequila & Agave, as well as more traditional flavors. continued page 2

$25,000 Grand Prize Winner Nanette Watson’s Frio Farms (Concan)


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

Today’s Weather

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The City of Leakey held an informal meeting last week with the Texas Department of Transportation, City of Leakey and Nueces River Authority. This meeting was a concerted effort by these three entities to minimize disruption in traffic flow by utilizing down time in an area to implement new water lines, sleeves for sewer lines and new road construction, simultaneously. John Dewitt, Director of Transportation Planning and Development at TXDOT San Angelo, said the project which

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originally was estimated at 4 million has now risen to a whopping 6 million. The main focus of the conversation was the business impact the construction would have, parking, and pedestrian access. TxDoT Design Engineer Marshall Heap said the project would be completed in phases, with the construction slated out for bids in March 2015. This process could possibly hold 180 day stay which could take the project into September of next year. Dewitt said the project could actually be done in two different ways.

The first being complete renovation of the entire project at one time which could be completed in a three month timeframe. The second option would be to complete the project in one block of phases which could take anywhere from a year and a half to two years. Marshall said the storm drain system would be put in place first and would be somewhere between 10 and 12 feet deep. Highway 83 would be constructed to have 2 - 12 foot lanes and an eight-foot shoulder on the West side and a ten-foot shoulder

on the East side. The downtown area would see the largest changes including a retaining wall in front of all of the downtown businesses directly across the street from the courthouse on the East side. Marshall said a set of steps would be constructed of concrete the entire length of the block. Parallel parking would be placed in front of the downtown area, at what is now the courthouse annex the entire length of the block. continued page 2


Why would anyone name a saloon after a buzzard, much less a thirsty one? You can find the answer to that and other questions at “Mischief at the Thirsty Buzzard Saloon,” an original cowboy and Indians comedy set for Labor Day weekend, August 29, 30 and 31, at the American Legion Hall in Leakey. Here’s the gist: Thirsty Buzzard Saloon owner (Priscilla Kirkpatrick) and the local sheriff (Blyth Cave)—are on alert for an escaped desperado. They also search for the truth behind a nasty rumor that someone is buying Indian land on the sly. They investigate in the saloon with the regulars in attendance: bartender (A.G Hood), town drunk (Bill Jackson), his girlfriend and two saloon “girls” (Linda Power and Helen Stephens). If that’s not distraction enough, Indians from the reservation drop by-- Indian agent (Richard Low), a shaman (Pat Walzel) and a tribal dancer (Pat Power). Everyone in the saloon is suspect. The two sleuths do not rule out the drunk and girlfriend, but she doesn’t answer questions. In the traditional wacky way that Donna Blazek, the creator, crafts her comedies,

confusion reigns as the shaman tries her magic on the speechless girlfriend. The tribal dancer chants and dances with the delighted saloon girls. In two acts the investigators discover whodunit and the motive for the land grab— black sticky goo on the reservation. Mrs. Blazek, a resident of Rio Frio, is producer-director, set designer, voice coach, makeup, costume mistress and caterer. Weird names of the characters will be withheld until you see the program at the performance. Another mystery you must discover on site. The Groovin’ Gals (Mdms. Cave, Kirkpatrick, Power and Stephens) will entertain at intermission to the accompaniment of Eddy Stephens, who also manages sound effects. WILD AND WACKY CHARACTERS meet at the Thirsty Buzzard Saloon. L-R are tribal dancer Carol Morrison accompanies the performance Pat Power and saloon girls Linda Power and Helen Stephens. The action starts at 8 p.m Friday through Sunday, August 29-31, at American Legion Hall, Leakey. “Mischief at the Thirsty songs and dances. David Kirkpatrick manages Buzzard Saloon” is a Frio Canyon Players original melodrama by Donna Blazek. lights and sound. American Legion Hall, on Second Street by Leakey Come in out of the heat and try a Thirsty Buzzard. The show begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday City Hall. Tickets are $8.00 at the door; reservations and Sunday, August 29, 30 and 31, in Leakey at the are not needed.

The Spirit of ‘45 Ernen Haby was born in Selma, California, but at 2 months old, his parents moved back to Utopia to their roots. His dad, Tommy Haby, and a neighbor, Adam Wilson, hired a teacher and his education began at the Wilson’s school. He then attended the Haby school, finally going to school at Utopia. He was more interested in working than in school and was employed at Station C, north of Utopia as soon as they would hire him. Drafted into the Army, he reported to Bandera on February 13, 1942. He spent 13 weeks at Ft. Knox, Kentucky at tank mechanic school and 9 weeks at motorcycle mechanic school, used by the military police. He then was transferred to Camp Campbell, Kentucky to go as cadre form armored division to Camp Chaffe, Arkansas. With the rank of Staff Sargeant, he was in charge of the motor pool for

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the military police. As a division, they went to Europe, sailing to LaHavre, France, on to Germany, and ending up in Pilson, Czechoslovakia. On May 8, 1945, the war in Europe ended and he received his discharge in San Antonio.

He came back to the ranch, worked again at Station C, until 1949, when he was laid off. He went to school at San Marcos on the GI Bill and in 2 years, 9 months, he had his bachelors degree in agriculture. He and his wife Gracia moved to the Kinchloe Prairie where he farmed and his wife taught at Sabinal ISD. The drought of the ‘50’s took its toll on his farming and they moved to Ranger Junior College, where he taught agriculture and history; Gracia taught accounting and typing. They were there during the ‘60’s. He obtained a Master’s degree, again at South West State Teachers College. It was then that the President asked him if he would be Dean and Registrar and he did so, with

no training. “Just get in and do it” were his words. He also holds 3 hours at the University of Texas and 3 hours jointly between Trinity University and A and M University. A year after the president of Ranger Junior College moved to Wharton Junior College, he called Ernen and asked him if he would come and be Dean there. He stayed for 17 years, retiring in 1984. Ernen returned to Utopia and has been here now 30 years. He credits his excellent health to not smoking nor drinking. On the wall in the dining room is a plaque from Wharton Junior College which commends him for his accuracy of reports, loyalty, non-time work schedule, and his work ethic. Now at the age of 96, he feels he never has really quit working. He is involved in experimentative grasses and weed and grass control. “Keep your mind busy; work toward a goal is his sage advice.”

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UPDATE ON THE BORDER CRISIS According to the San Antonio Express the first portion of the National Guard to be deployed to the Texas Border via Gubernatorial Order arrived on August 26th and the deployment should be finished by August 29th . MISSION, TX -- Gov. Rick Perry’s deployment of Texas National Guard troops to the border with Mexico has begun. “We can confirm that troops are at the border. We cannot confirm any information about troop size, troop movements or troop locations,” said an employee who answered the phone at the Guard’s public affairs office Tuesday morning. The deployment is part of a surge of law enforcement resources to the Rio Grande Valley ordered by state leaders who say they’re picking up the slack for a Border Patrol that had to deal with tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and families from Central America who were illegally crossing the border

here and surrendering to law enforcement. Although both Republicans and Democrats name dysfunctional government as their number one priority, the economy, and unemployment as top problems facing the country today, they attach different importance to other issues. Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are significantly more likely than Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents to say that immigration and moral decline are top problems in the U.S., while Democrats are more likely to mention poverty and education. The differences between partisan groups are most evident in terms of immigration, with an 11percentage-point spread between Republicans (22%) and Democrats (11%) mentioning the issue. Two issues show a six-point gap in mentions between party

groups, with Democrats more likely to mention poverty/hunger/ homelessness and Republicans more likely to mention ethical decline. These data are from an aggregated sample of 2,001 national adults interviewed in Gallup’s July and August Gallup Poll Social Series surveys. In those two months, immigration ranked near the top of the list after the wave of Central Americans illegally entering the country became a major national news story. Prior to July, immigration ranked much lower on the most important problem list. Michelle Malkin is a columnist for Creators Syndicate, Inc. Write her at 737 Third St.

….By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; and she writes… There are no longer two separate parties in Washington. There’s just one big Amnesty Inc. conglomerate addicted to Big Business donations and Big Government grievance politics. The Obama White House needs to buy off

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First Place ($20,000): Hector Alba’s MaxFrut (Arlington) Hector Alba, creator of MaxFrut, delivers a sweet, fresh alternative to high-calorie frozen desserts. The Arlington-based company has produced Texas’ first frozen whole fruit bar. With just 70 calories and glutenfree, MaxFrut is delightfully free of artificial colors and sweeteners. Fruit purists can choose from among blueberry, raspberry or strawberry treats. Second Place ($15,000): Pilar Gonzalez’s Habibi Gourmet (Mission) Pilar Gonzalez, owner of Mission-based Habibi Gourmet, blends fresh ingredients and yogurt to create the 100percent natural DIP-IT. Featuring five different flavors including cilantro, jalapeño, green olive, chipotle and piquin, DIP-IT is perfect when paired with vegetables, crackers or chips; drizzled on pastas, seafood or chicken; or as a creamy base for your own recipes. Third Place ($10,000): Sara Vela’s Vela Farms (Victoria) Sara Vela’s Texas roots run deep. Vela and her family farm and ranch 33 acres of land in Victoria that have been in her family for more than 100 years. From Fig Preserves and Ginger Habanero Jelly to Texas Sweet Tea Jelly and Strawberry Balsamic Serrano Jam, Vela’s selection is sweet, spicy and always full of the fresh produce from the farm. -MOREThe Quest for Texas Best competition drew entries from 128 towns across the state. Through two qualifying

rounds, H-E-B Business Development Managers chose the 25 finalists for their taste and flavor, customer appeal, value, uniqueness, market potential and differentiation from current goods at most H-E-B stores. Among the finalists were six products from the Houston area, five from the San Antonio area and four from the Dallas area. Austin, the Rio Grande Valley and Waco yielded two finalists each. Beaumont, Victoria, Willis and Waxahachie each had one finalist. The Quest for Texas Best competition is a project of H-E-B Primo Picks, a 2-year old statewide program. H-E-B Primo Picks invites customers to enjoy products that are unique, delicious and possibly new to their palates. Primo Picks selections represent the best of what is in stores, such as H-E-B MooTopia®, H-E-B Queso Poblano Chicken Sausage and H-E-B That Green Sauce. About H-E-B H-E-B, with sales of more than $20 billion, operates more than 350 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 105 anniversary in 2010. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, HE-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 80,000 Partners and serves millions of customers in more than 150 communities. For more information, visit www.heb.com.

HIGHWAY 83 CONSTRUCTION Angle parking would continue in front of the East side of Highway 83 in front of Mama Chole’s. Harry Schneemann, Leakey Mayor, requested the ability to place three major water lines across Highway 83. Tom Brown of Naismith engineering who represented the Nueces River Authority at the meeting requested the ability to all so sleeve crossings underneath Highway 83 for the soon to come wastewater system. Paul Rubio, Maintenance Supervisor, informed the group that their plans would be to do away with the “Y” that is currently in front of the old theatre building. There would no longer be parking directly in front of the theatre. Joel Wilkinson, Engineer for the City, requested complete plans from the Texas Department of Transportation, preferably before October, to be able to facilitate all of this construction in the same timeframe. Some of the demographics discussed were 48 inch to 60 inch storm drain pipes that would empty into Tucker Hollow, 5 foot sidewalks, and the size of the main lanes on Highway 83. De Witt

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said the road material hasn’t been decided upon but one option would be roller compacted concrete. Rubio stated there would be no permitted loads (overweight/oversize) during construction. Schneemann requested the ability to open trench across the highway to do away with the need for boring underneath to facilitate the water lines as well as the sewer lines. The conversation flowed relatively smoothly and all were acceptable to working within the guidelines of the Texas Department of Transportation, but also with the idea in mind that no one wants to put in a brand-new highway and tear it up to put in sewer lines and water lines they could actually be put in prior to or at the same time as the new road construction. So readers, be prepared there’s construction coming to Leakey’s Highway 83, they haven’t given a definitive answer as to how long it will take but whatever the case, it is an improvement on what we have now and it will definitely be nice to have curbs and sidewalks in the City of Leakey.


“This regional wastewater project is taking longer than one would expect due primarily to delays in receiving environmental clearances from several state and federal agencies and because we have been pursuing grant funds, rather than loans, to keep the project affordable to the citizens. Despite these delays, we are making continuous progress. We are expecting our state permit for the treatment facility very soon. We are completing easement acquisitions. Our engineers are working on

final design. And, we are looking forward to beginning construction next summer. The City of Leakey, Real County, and the people in Leakey and the surrounding area continue to be exceptional to work with. This project will be a major asset for this region and we are dedicated to doing it right.” -Con Mims, Executive Director, Nueces River Authority

Hispanic voters, keep immigration lawyers employed and secure a left-wing permanent ruling majority. Establishment Republicans need to pay off the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, pander to minority lobbyists and curry favor with open-borders CEOS led by Facebook billionaire

As a new comer to this area, i would like to take an opportunity to thank Elaine for the articles that she has written for the Hill Country Herald. She not only does a good job but she knows how to get

Mark Zuckerberg. The real crisis is not at the border. It’s being fomented inside our nation’s capital. The “border crisis” is a bipartisan D.C. catastrophe of craven politicians abandoning their constitutional duties to defend our sovereignty and put American workers first.

the facts. The articles that she has posted in the Herald as been very informative and not biased as articles in the major papers. Keep up the good works. GFB, Leakey, Texas, a former veteran


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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. GREAT PRICE! $549,000 REDUCED! 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 Property 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: Newer 3/2.5 stone home with dbl. decks and VIEWS on 9.3 acres just west of Leakey. Beautiful home! $345,000 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: 1 ac. View lot in Canyon Oaks 4. Catclaw Mtn. Dr. Views and nice building site. $55,000 Property 013 : 96 Canyon Oaks Dr. in Concan. 3BD/ 3BA 1792 sq. ft. home. Great rental potential $229,500 REDUCED & OWNER FINANCE! Property 014: 121 Oakhurst Dr. 2.6 ac. private lot w/mobile + huge addition. Tastefully done. Garage/ workshop. River Access! $129,000 Property 015: Breezy Oaks in Concan. Nicely FURNISHED 4BD/2BA on shaded lot! Good rental. River access. $224,900 REDUCED Property 016: Vintage home 239 E. 2nd St. in downtown Leakey. Completely remodeled. Huge screen porch & large lot. $129,000 Property 017: Frio River Frontage!!! 2+ ac. lot w/156’ of gorgeous river. City water, meter loop and septic all in place. Must see! $199,500 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 Property 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 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 032: Lots 67 & 68 on golf course. 1⁄2 acre each w/nice trees, all utilities, hole #2. Super nice! $75,000 ea. #67 PENDING Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 21.62 ac. of rough, rugged country! Great for hunting. 4x4 needed to access. Gorgeous views. $54,050 Property 035: 35 acs. of great hunting in Spring Country Ranch. Access to spring fed pool. 4x4 needed. No utilities. $104,940 Property 036: 8.65 acs. In Shady Oaks. Private yet minutes from town. Lots of big oaks. Electricity available. $69,000 Property 037&038: Two 2BD/2BA log cabins in Frio Pecan Farm. Lowest price! Income producing $159,000 each Property 039: Beautiful & spacious 4Bd/3Ba on nearly 1 ac. in Twin Forks. Super floor plan, covered porch, newer constr. $225,000 Property 040: Newer rock home in River Tree. Heavily treed lot, unique touches throughout, outdoor fp, river park. $240,000 REDUCED Property 041: 199 acs. of superb hunting! Fenced, ag. Exempt, several small springs, pond, old well, elec. close. $498,525 Property 042: Estate size lot in The Ranch. Huge Oak &

pecan trees, ag. Exempt, underground elec. Frio access. NICE! $181,000 Property 043: 8+ acs. w/gorgeous oaks and great bldg. sites. Electricity available. AG EXEMPT taxes!! Shady Oaks Subdv. $77,045 Property 044: 3.2 ac. lot w/gated entrance, paved roads, underground electricity and city water. Nice oaks & no cedar! $64,500 TERMS. 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: Beautiful 4BD/4BA nearing completion. On golf course in Concan! Choose your colors and finishing touches! $399,000 Property 049: 50 ac @ 172 Cattail Rd off RR337 W. Both sides Patterson Creek, no restrictions, paved road frontage, city water. $325,000 Property 050: 5+ acres, small cabin, fenced, private with lovely frontage on the West Frio River. All utilities in place. $178,500 Property 051: Stunning steel-frame home on 25 acs. w/HUGE views. Guest cabin. No restrictions. Utopia off Hwy. 1050. $649,000 REDUCED 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. PENDING Property 054:Riverfront lot in Concan. Rentals ok. Decades old hand-crafted stone staircase to river. Heartstone Subdv. $319,000 Property 055: Two adjacent lots in Emerald Oaks Subdivision. Each lot is 1/2 acre. Very nice area. $22,500 EACH Property 056: Frio river front cabin on 2.27 acs. Close to Leakey, rentals allowed. Huge deck. Just stunning! Great price. $299,000 PENDING Property 057: BURK FEED & WESTERN WEAR! Turn-key business opportunity on Hwy. 83. Possible owner financing. $485,000 Property 058: 39 ac. in Rancho Real. Big views and great hunting. 4x4 is a MUST to access this property. $79,960 Property 059: Lot #260 in Twin Forks. Very close to Cathedral Park and the beautiful Frio River! Water & Elec. available. $25,000 Property 060: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lot 6+ ACS.w/Frio Access. $133,140 Property 061:1.22 ac. riverfront lot in Concan. Sits on high bluff. Just beautiful. Nightly rentals ok. Gated entry, paved roads. $299,000 Property 062:3/4 ac. river access lot in Heartstone Subdivision in Concan. 2 Super river access parks for owners use. $79,000 SOLD Property 063:Heartstone Subdivision in Concan! .88 ac. river access lot w/all underground utilities, paved roads, gated entry. $109,000 NEWProperty 064: 3BD/3BA apprx. 2200 sq.ft. on 9.2 acres between Concan & Uvalde. Large barn, super nice place! $345,000 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 Property 069: Cozy 2BD/2BA cabin on a quiet, private 1 ac. lot in Twin Forks. Large detached garage w/ bathroom. $144,500 PENDING Property 071: 4/3 in Mtn. Valley--Concan. “Southern Comfort” Sleeps 16 @ $425/nt. Nice firepit and attached 1C garage. $335,000 Property 072: Unique “artist’s cottage” on nearly 3ac. w/175’ of Frio Frontage! 1BD/1BA, large metal barn/ workshop. $324,900 TERMS Property 074: 5.02 ac. lot in The Ranch in Concan. Ag. Exempt for tax purposes. Beautiful river access. Wonderful homesite! $108.000 NEWProperty 075: 3/2 on 5.3 acres in Deer Creek. Gorgeous oak trees; fenced lot, newer home. MUST SEE! $275,000 Property 076: 25+ AC @Reagan Wells. Elec available. Gorgeous creek and swimming hole. No restrictions. Hwy. frontage. $282,238 Property 077: Seven 1 acre lots in Tierra Linda in Concan! Beautiful, flat, easy to build. Close to golf & House Pasture. $79,000 each Property 078: 5+ ac. River Front lot in Rancho Real north of Leakey. West Frio frontage, no utilities. $89,000 Property 079: 39.66 acs. well set up for hunting. Wonderful cabin w/all the comforts of home + stunning views. Spring Country. $150,000 NEWProperty 080: Beautiful home & guest home on 28 acres in Leakey! In-ground pool, entertaining areas, barn, unrestricted! $750,000


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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report August 17 - August 23, 2014

August 17- August 23, 2014

8/22/2014 @ • 901 responded to Ranch Road 337 East of Camp Wood for a disabled motorist • 1245 responded to US Highway 83 North of Leakey for loose cattle • 2354 responded to Ranch Road

JOHNSON,TERRY JOE JR ,29 W/M, CAMP WOOD, TEXAS, A/O JOHNSON, VIOLATION OF PROBATION - EVADING ARREST / DETENTION WITH MOTOR VEHICLE , IN CUSTODY Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Nathan Johnson, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Notice of Public Meeting

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

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public meeting on September 9, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a presentation at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will be located at the Real County Courthouse in the Real County Courtroom, 146 Highway 83, Leakey, Texas 78873. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the rehabilitation of US 83 and RM 337 in Leakey, Texas. The rehabilitation will consist of pavement reconstruction, curb and gutter, driveways, and storm sewer. All interested citizens are invited to attend this meeting to express their views, and discuss the project with TxDOT representatives. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact the TxDOT San Angelo District Public Information Officer at 325-944-1501 at least two (2) working days prior to the meeting. Because the public meeting will be conducted in English, any requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should also be made at least two (2) working days prior to the public meeting. TxDOT will make every reasonable effort to accommodate these needs. There will be a public comment period from September 9, 2014 to September 19, 2014. Written comments can be submitted to John DeWitt, P.E., Texas Department of Transportation, 4502 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo, Texas 76904.

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If you are currently on active duty, serving the United States honorably, anywhere in the world, or have served honorably during any of the following eligible war eras, we invite you to become a member of The American Legion. National Guard and Reservists having been Federally activated (including basic training) during these same war eras also meet the eligibility requirements. Please contact Jack Hallum at 232-4449 or J.D. Martinez 956-373-2870 for assistance in joining Post 489 in Leakey. • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism) • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama) • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada) • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War) • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War) • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)

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337 East of Camp Wood for a motor vehicle accident 8/23/2014 @ • 1059 responded to US Highway 83 North for a report of a reckless driver

Notice is hereby given that the Sabinal Police Department will hold a public auction. The Sabinal Police Department is disposing of the following items: 1999 GMC Yukon, 1992 Dodge Dynasty, 2001 Ford F-150, 1996 Dodge Pickup, 1993 Ford Escort, 1991 Chevy Blazer, 1993 Jeep Cherokee, 1997 Ford Mustang, 1993 Ford Tempo, and 2005 Kia Rio. The auction is scheduled for 9:00 am on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with preview on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 pm and will be held at Gill’s Garage 415 E. Fisher, Sabinal, TX. The auction will be conducted through competitive oral bidding with the final sale being the highest bidder. The auction will proceed separately item by item, until all items have been auctioned by the auctioneer. All items will be sold as is. Immediately following the auction, the highest bidder for each item shall pay the full amount due and make arrangements to immediately remove the items from the premises.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS 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 email:cityhall@swtexas.net 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, Jeanette Keilman, 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 recrd@swtexas.net email Roland Trees, Board President Joel Pigg, General Manager

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

Notice Real County Wildlife and

Livestock Protection Association (Trapping Club) Annual Meeting Thursday, September 4, 2014 Real County Courthouse 9:00 a.m. Agenda Discussion of club activities/ organization/By-Laws Election of officers

Public Service Announcement

Community Council of South Central Texas Opens Uvalde Office

The Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT) located in Seguin, Texas has opened an office at 400 South Ge�y St., Suite A in Uvalde, Texas. CCSCT was funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to manage the Federal Weatheriza�on Assistance Program. The designated service area for this Program includes Uvalde, Real, Edwards, Val Verde, Kinney, Zavala, Maverick, Dimmit and La Salle Coun�es. The Weatheriza�on Assistance Program is designed to make homes more energy efficient for low-income households. Households must be determined eligible for services using the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Priority is given to households that include the elderly, disabled, and children under the age of 6. Households that own their home as well as those that rent may be eligible to receive services. For more informa�on about the Weatheriza�on Assistance Program please contact the CCSCT Office at 830-261-5514 or 830-261-5485. You may also visit our website at www.ccsct.org. You may also visit www.tdha.state.tx.us to learn more about the Federal Weatheriza�on Assistance Program.

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New Counselor, General Pat Sewell, greets Contractor students and Treespraying for ball moss parents the first day of school



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Lady Eagles Volleyball The Lady Eagles volleyball is just getting started and with two new coaches leading the way the season looks bright. Hayley Bates and Jacy Gray are the only remaining varsity players from last year. They are joined by seniors Clair Glass and Danielle Garcia, juniors Debra Odom and Alexis Webb, and sophomores Heidi Dugat, Maycee Webb, and Sofia Rodriguez. The Lady Eagles played a double header in Brackettville against Crystal City and Brackett. They defeated Crystal City in 4 games, but lost a hard fought battle to Brackett in 3. The J.V. also played, but lost both matches. The J.V. and Varsity girls play on Tuesday in Leakey against Sonora. Come and support our Lady Eagles


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The Leakey Eagles will have six returning seniors to this year’s team as well as one additional senior. The first team offense will be lead by returning seniors: Lorenzo Rodriguez at QB, Dimitri Perez at WR, Tristan Troch, WR, and our line will be held together by senior guard Robert Woodruff and tackle Jack Young. Joey Escobedo, Derek Troch, Ethan Wynn, Anthony Chavez, James Diaz and Dee Bort will make up the rest of our offense. The Eagles have their first game Friday at Eagle Stadium against Brooks Academy from San Antonio. Both teams have many returning starters so this game should shape up to be great. The offense we will be running this year is slightly different from last season as we will look to punish teams with the great running ability of Dee Bort, Anthony Chavez, and Dimitri Perez. And, with our great WR’s, we are definitely not going to shy away from throwing the football.

I would like to thank all for their great help and support for our fundraiser. Over $1700 was raised for the benefit of our student-athletes. A Special Thanks goes out to the wonderful people of the Leakey Mercantile for their generous donations and to the Amazing Parents and G-Parents that put the meal together. It was Excellence!

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At the first all-staff meeting of the 2014-2015 school year, Dr. Skipper, Interim Superintendent, recognized Magdalena Sosa, Maribel Hernandez, Conrad Elmore, and Poncho Mendez. The four staff members were responsible for moving teacher instructional materials and teacher and student desks from old classrooms to storage then to “new” classrooms, some of which were temporary buildings located at the far reaches of the campus. They not only did it successfully but also with a smile. The instructional staff recognized them with a round of applause as Dr. Skipper gave each one a plaque.

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The Real County Recycling Group met at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Leakey on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. Attendees: Fredlyn Wideman, Barbara Hurt, William Hurt, Debbie Walker, Joan Reed, Jim Reed, Bill Sames, Mike Forman, Mary Forman, Claudia Rogers, Christy Mensi, BJ Mensi, and Mia Mensi. Field Trips to Utopia Recycling Center: · Saturday, August 30 – 10 a.m. · Thursday, September 4 – 10 a.m. A representative from KUB will be there to show us around, educate & inform us. There is no carpooling or formal organization of these events. If you have the time, it

would be a great opportunity for you to better understand their operation and how our partnership might work as we begin to develop our plans. However, if you DO plan to attend one of these days, it would be a nice gesture to email KUB@swtexas.net to let them know you are definitely coming. And, of course, you should take your recycling with you (no glass)! Also, if you have the time and can sign up to volunteer at the Utopia Recycling Center for one 2.5 hour shift per month, it will provide some great hands-on training! Steering Committee Bill Sames, Christy Mensi, Barbara Hurt, Fredlyn Wideman, & Mary Forman agreed to serve on the steering committee. Our first steering committee meeting will be on Friday, September 5, from 2-4 p.m. in the Board Room of the Real County

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Public Library in Leakey. This meeting is absolutely open to anyone who is interested in attending, and we are also open to adding more members to the steering committee. So, if you are interested (or know someone who might be), please let me know, or forward this email on. Meeting Notes Each attendee introduced him/herself – providing a little personal background as well as interests/strengths each would bring to this effort. I am a terrible notetaker, but will list what I wrote down. Attendees, please reply with any additions/corrections AND if you couldn’t attend, but would like to share your interests/strengths with the list (or me individually), that will help us to build up our “knowledge base” of experts. Fredlyn Wideman – RN, Nueces Canyon

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Panther Football Season Starts with Scrimmages By Coach Cody Ross

Scrimmage 1 vs Center Point In our first action of the season, the Nueces Canyon Panthers played hard. The defense performed well in 30 plays allowing 2 scores by

the first offensive unit of the Center Point Panthers. After a slow start the defense came alive and Bradley Reed had an interception return for a touchdown late in the first part of the scrimmage. Offensively it was a bit of a struggle as the Panthers are learning a completely new offense. Nathan Carleton had a couple of big catches and the offensive line played despite still learning the offense. Scrimmage 2 vs St Gerard The second scrimmage was a more successful scrimmage for the Panthers. After going through 20 play-controlled portion of the scrimmage with no scored on either side, the Panthers started with 3 and out on defense in the live action. On the third play of the live portion, Anthony Martinez took the ball behind a more confident offensive line and broke 3 tackles on his way to a 65 yard touchdown run. The extra point kick by Bailey Gober was good for a 7-0 lead. Once again, the defense came up big on the next possession as Ben Carabajal picked off a St Gerard pass to give the Panthers their second possession of the half. A couple of nice runs by Bradley Reed and Joseph White, along with a Gober to Carleton connection in the passing game set up the Panthers nicely inside the opponent 15 yard line. After four downs and a just missed touchdown catch by Carleton, the Panthers turned the ball over on downs. St Gerard drove down and looked like they were going to score again when Jose Gonzales picked off a St Gerard pass in the end zone. The Panthers drove down and put up another 6 points highlighted by Bradley Reeds 25 yard reception and 6 yard touchdown run. Bailey Gober’s kick made it 14-6 Panthers. With the score 14-13 Panthers the defense came up big once again with a forced fumbled recovered by Damon Joy. With time running down Bailey Gober connected with Nathan Carleton for a 15 yard touchdown pass. Gober added the extra point and the Panthers won the live portion of the scrimmage 21-13. Overall, the Panthers improved immensely from the first scrimmage and are looking forward to week one game vs Ranger this week.

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Nueces Canyon Board of Education - Regular Session Meeting August 18th , 2014 Members of the Nueces Canyon C.I.S.D. Board of Education met in regular session on August 18th, 2014. Danny Irwin, Board President, presided at the meeting. The board meeting was called to order at 6:34 pm. Tena Taylor gave the invocation. Principal Luci Harmon reported • Meet the Panthers was Thursday, August 14th and we appreciate everything that the Athletic Booster Club does to put on this event. This is always a great way to kick off our fall sports programs. • Registration has gone smoothly. Most students are registered for the upcoming year, but we will not have accurate numbers until the first week of school. • Karen Page from Region XV will work with Lesley Caillet, our new school nurse, throughout the school year. • We have a very full week of training and meetings for all staff members. • Summer Band has been well attended. • We attended Coach Ross’s Football Moms Meeting on Thursday, August 31st and it was a huge success. • Emergency drills for the year have been specified on the school calendar. Luci Harmon also presented the Food Services Report for the month: • Everything is going well in the cafeteria. All of the equipment has been moved to the elementary campus. • We have done some touch–up painting this summer • We plan to decorate and to find ways to make the cafeteria a more inviting place to be. • We are currently taking in lunch applications from new students. · Aprons and hats have come in for the Cafeteria Staff. Athletic Director Cody Ross reported • I am fired up about the athletic programs here at Nueces Canyon High School. I believe we have outstanding coaches and outstanding student athletes who are already working hard and preparing for being the best we can be on and off the field. • Cross country is in full swing with practices going on very early in the

morning. Coach Kramer is preparing our runners for success on the upcoming season. We look forward to big things from them this year! • Football season is here and that is a very exciting time of the year not just for the boys but for the coaches as well! We are working hard and I feel like every one of these young men are going to have a chance to contribute to our success as a team We are very pleased as coaches with the progress so far and excited about the potential of our football team. • We expect big things from our students’ athletes this year not just on the fields and floors we will be playing on, but also in the classroom. I am looking forward to a great school year from our Panther Athletes! In the Maintenance & Transportation Reports to the School Board Stephen Smith reported • The last Bus undergoing yearly maintenance should be back from Lubbock soon. • The main hot water heater for the Junior High & High School has gone out and is being replaced. • One AC compressor at the Elementary is being replaced. Mike Hicks gave the Tax Collections Report to the School Board. Kristi Powers gave the Superintendent’s Report to the School Board. • According to Commissioner Lee Sweeten, the road paving in front of the Junior High & High School will be completed in time for the start of school. In the consent agenda the board: • The board approved the minutes of the previous meeting. • The board voted to accept and pay bills as presented. • The board accepted the Budget/ Finance report as presented. Several action items were considered by the School Board: • The board voted to approve Appraisal District Budgets for Edwards County, Real County, and Uvalde County. • The board voted to approve Policy Update 100.

The board voted to call a Special Meeting for Thursday, August 28th at 6:30pm to consider action on the 2014-2015 Budget & Tax Rate. • The board voted to extend the contract for Individual Financial Audit for the 2014 Fiscal Year by Ede & Company. • The board voted to approve the option to equalize wealth in 20142015. The board went into Executive Session from 6:55 until 7:17pm. Upon opening into Regular Session: • The board voted to approve an additional First Responder. •

The board voted to hire April Hicks, Leslie Caillet, and Chris Simon.

Under Informational Items: • Kristi Powers previewed the Preliminary Accountability Ratings with the board. • Luci Harmon presented a presentation on the progression of standardized testing up to the current STAAR testing. The Meeting was adjourned at 7:49pm. In attendance at the meeting were NC School Board members; Danny Irwin, Paul Frizzell, Noreda Sifuentes, Charles E. Hunger, Ignacio Sanchez, Denise Rogers, and Marcus Harrington. Nueces Canyon Superintendent of Schools, Kristi Powers, as well as Principal, Luci Harmon, and Athletic Director Cody Ross attended the meeting. Attending and reporting on Tax Collections was Mike Hicks and on Maintenance and Transportation was Stephen Smith. Also present were; Billye Smith, and Tena Taylor. The next regular board meeting was set for September 15th at 6:30pm. The Nueces Canyon Board of Education normally meets at the Administration Building in Barksdale, on the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm. Please call the District Business Office at 830-234-3514 or consult the school calendar at www.nccisd.net to verify meeting dates and times.

Edwards County Commissioner’s Corner by Lee Sweeten

Here it is Sunday afternoon and school starts tomorrow. This last week has been hectic to say the least. However, with the help of some temporary / part time personnel, we did manage to get part of the streets in Barksdale paved. Yes, the loop up and around the school is paved as well as the street that goes toward the cemetery. I must at this time take a moment and say thanks to our road crew and give a special thanks Wayne Evererett, Danny Welch, Cal Williams, and Cody Taylor. These guys dropped what they were doing and came to help. This week will be a short one since the guys worked all weekend. However, we hope to get some patching done going down Dry Creek

road and in Camp Wood Hills. Hopefully we will have time to work on the area around Miller Creek some. After this week, the crew will pull out and start on the grant project in Precinct 3 down CR 450. I know we still have lots of roads in this area to work but we need to get these grant projects completed so we can wrap up the paperwork and get reimbursed. As soon as possible the guys will be back and we will start on the roads here in Precinct 2. By the time you read this, school will have started. So just a reminder; please slow down in school zones. Also, while we have not gotten the signs yet for the area round the school in Barksdale, all the streets leading to and around

the school including CR 380 past the cemetery are now designated school zones from 7:00 AM thru 5:30 PM Monday thru Friday. Speaking of speed, last Friday the 22nd, Judge Shanklin and I drove over some of the roads in our area and needless to say, we almost got ran over twice while in Camp Wood Hills. I know that unless the County has done an engineered study to determine otherwise the legal speed limit is 55 mph. Just because that is the legal limit is no reason to drive that fast down these roads. When you do so, you are tearing not only your vehicle but also the road bed. There is also a good possibility that you may be involved in an accident. So, I asked that you

be considerate. Slow down some; avoid an accident; and help maintain the conditions of our roads for those of us who use them also. This week’s quote comes from “Ethel Barrymore” who said, “You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.” As always, if you have comments on this article or other County related issues, feel free to contact me either on my cell (210) 912-8481 or via email at burrogone@yahoo.com





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School has begun, started on Monday, and parents took their little, and big, students to school at 7 am. Elementary students have a free breakfast and lunch, a change from the past. If there is enough participation, it is hoped that the entire school can be provided free meals next year. Keep an eye out for them as they walk to and from school.

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Hudson Brotherhood, a non-denominational fellowship of Christian believers, meets each fourth Sunday each month, excluding December, at different churches. This past Sunday, there was a light crowd at First Baptist Church. The devotional was given by Joe Parker and breakfast provided by Eddie McKinney. There was a light attendance. It is open to all men and boys in the area, meeting at 8 am each fourth Sunday, and dismissing at 9 am.

5th Quarter and More

This year, because of growth at Sabinal ISD, we will be facing off many new schools in football. Friday night the Yellowjackets will be playing Crystal City at Crystal City. On September 9 the Jackets go to Ben Bolt and on the 12th face off Cotulla at Sabinal. On September 19, is the game against Falls

City and Homecoming for Sabinal. On September 26 is the game against Mason at Mason. On October 10 is the game against Harper at Sabinal. Following that game, 5th Quarter will be held at First Baptist Church, located on N San Antonio Street. On October 17 Sabinal will face Centerpoint at Centerpoint. On October 24, Junction will be at Sabinal and 5th Quarter will be held at First United Methodist, located at 200 Fisher Avenue. On October 31 or Halloween, the Jackets will travel to Brackettville. On November 7, Sabinal will play Johnson City here. There will be no fifth quarter that night.

Central Christian

This Sunday will be 5th Sunday and a covered dish lunch will follow the service. This will be followed by a special time outdoors. Outside on the grass, Pastor Johnny Smith has challenged all his members to a traditional ALS ice box challenge. For a donation to ALS of $100 or more, Johnny will allow a deluge of ice water to be dumped over his head. Hopefully he said, he will be soaked by the time the ice bucket challenge is over and ALS will have more research money.

First Baptist

This being 5th Sunday, the Lord’s Supper will be served during the morning service. Following that, there will be a meal and fellowship held in the south fellowship hall.

First United Methodist

Our traditional sing-along will be held on Sunday. Instead of the Sunday message being delivered by the pastor, the message will be delivered in song. Scratch your head, plan your favorite hymn, and be prepared. After all, there are three books from which to choose. However, there will be no meal served, due to the ongoing construction with the kitchen and fellowship hall. Once the new facilities are in place, then we can resume our fellowship meals once again.

Civic Club

The Sabinal Civic Club will hold their first meeting at the Meadows Reading Room of the Sabinal Public Library on September 4, at 4 pm. Hostesses will be Sarah and Alma Martinez and Patti Rodriguez. Speaker will be Karen Jones. She, Riley Nelson, and Rose Alvarado have been working on the upgrade of the Veterans Memorial Park in Sabinal. It should be a very informative meeting. This will also be an opportunity to pay your dues to Treasurer Mary Davis.

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Friends of the Frio will continue on with the Annual Trash Bash this year without one of our beloved members, Tim Mauel. He and his wife Anne are the heart and soul of the Friends of the Frio organization and we are going to miss Tim more than we know. It doesn’t seem possible that Labor Day weekend is just ahead; and, of course, that means the TRASH BASH is

the Saturday (Sept. 6) after the holiday weekend. This summer has just flown by….. Cindy Collins will be contacting the Team Leaders over the next week to ensure we have teams, trash bags, signed waivers, trash pile-up locations, number of volunteers for dinner planning, etc. - organized and ready to go. I just want to thank the following Team Leaders (starting with the upper Frio and

going south to Concan) for their continuous support of the Trash Bash year after year: Joyce Weston Judy & Carl Wood Walter Dunlap Charlie & Sandy Lynam Leslie Shoemaker Sandy Sutherland Beth Lawless Beatsie & Bella Rubio Dean & Peggy Yaklin Melissa Bates

Don & Lisa Yaklin Glen Fortner Chuck Wilks and Friends of Garner Doug Shearer Nancy & Ed Thornton Bree & Brian Carrico Rocky Rochio Yvonne & Valerie at Neal’s If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Collins at 325-315-8171 after 5:00pm.

Information for Team Captains For The 25th Annual Frio River Trash Bash • All participants must be fully competent swimmers. • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. • All participants are urged to use flotation devices. • No alcoholic beverages and no glass containers are permitted. • Do not go on private property. However, trash on the river bank can be picked up. • Collect only human-generated litter that will fit into a trash bag. Do not pick up natural debris such as tree limbs and brush. • Do not enter any area that has stagnant water. Walk and/or float in flowing water only. • Team Captains should have all completed waivers in hand before their members enter the water. • Team Captains will bring the waivers to the Garner State Park Pavilion at 6:00pm or if not attending the dinner, call for Joel Pigg to pick up. (830-232-5855) • In case of heavy rain, flash flooding, or lightning, the trash bash will be postponed. • Remember to hydrate. Carry water with you. If anyone is interested in joining a Trash Bash team, please go to our Facebook page or call Cindy Collins at 325-315-8171 after 5:00pm.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

O B I T U A R I E S Tim Robert Mauel

Kelvin Ty Ischy

Kenneth Walter Kline

(November 20, 1958 - August 21, 2014)

(July 14, 1993 - August 24, 2014)

(July 20, 1924 - August 1, 2014)

Tim Robert Mauel, age 55 of Leakey, Texas passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on November 20, 1958, in Anchorage, Alaska to Robert J. Mauel and Marjorie Ann Mauel. Over the years Tim owned and operated several construction and contracting businesses, his favorite company being Century Oaks Rainwater Harvesting, LLC. He started his roofing contracting career over 35 years ago in Austin , TX . He owned a large roofing company specializing in metal and tile roofing. After moving to Leakey, he continued contracting adding seamless gutters and rain water collection systems. Tim was a firm believer that water would be the next gold. Several of his systems are located throughout the canyons. He was known for donating time and materials to many local organizations for the utilization of rain water. Tim is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Anne, sons Zachary Mauel of Leakey, Ryan Mauel of Austin and daughter Heather Mauel of College Station, father Robert Mauel and wife Dorothy of Austin, his brothers Michael Mauel and wife Lynne of Richland, MS, Craig Mauel, his sister Debra Doerflien and husband Fred, his aunt Nancy Mauel, nephew Jerod Wolff and his son Bashton, and nieces Amber and Cassandra Mauel, all of Austin. His family also includes Anne’s sister Beth Bromberg and husband John of Dallas, her brothers Walt er Jenkins and wife Carla, John Jenkins and wife Darlene, all of Austin, and Lyndon Jenkins and wife Nancy of Boise, ID, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tim was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Mauel and Anne’s brother Joseph Jenkins. Tim loved hunting and fishing, bird watching, walks through nature and especially the Frio River. He will be remembered for his barbeque and boisterous laugh. As an avid member of Friends of the Frio he would cook barbeque for their Annual Trash Bash and spring fund raiser. Each year for the fund raiser he would prepare over 20 briskets which would sell out in usually in less than 1 hour. He loved helping others and lived his life with joy in his eyes and laughter in his heart. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Friends of the Frio, an organization very dear to his heart, or the organization of your choice. A celebration of Tim ’s life will be held on August 27th at 2:00 PM at the Frio Canyon Baptist Church in Leakey, Texas, followed by a get together at Frio Springs Lodges. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralh omes.net Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

Kelvin Ty Ischy went to be with his Heavenly Father on August 24, 2014, at the age of 21. Kelvin graduated from Leakey ISD in 2011 and was employed by Leakey Mercantile. He was born on July 14, 1993 in Austin, Texas to Carola Glass and Gene Ischy. Kelvin was a fun-loving young man who never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face, and loved to make people laugh anytime the opportunity arose. Kelvin is survived by Parents: Carola Glass and Tommy Bates of Liberty Hill, Texas; Gene and Cheryl Ischy of Bertram, Texas; Brothers: Ethan Willis Morgan and wife, Shelby Rasco of Bertram, Texas; Kenney Ray Morgan and fiancé, Ellice Astleford of Bertram, Texas; Clifton Ischy of Austin, Texas; Garret Vaughn of Austin, Texas; Sister, Heather Myers and husband Kyle of Austin, Texas; Great-grandmother, Ozell Glass of Leakey, Texas; Grandparents: Opal Fay and Jack Lambert of Liberty Hill, Texas; Carrell and Jaynell Glass of Leakey, Texas; Thomas and Glenda Ischy of Bertram, Texas; Aunts and Uncles: Willis (Bucka Will) and Scooter Glass of Leakey, Texas; George Glass (Buckaroo) and Beth Latta of Holland, Texas; Monty and Gaynell Gobert of Leakey, Texas; Russell Glass and Laura Glass of Leakey, Texas; Marnie Lambert of San Antonio, Texas; Lee and Kelly Ischy of Early, Texas; Cody and Linda Ischy of Bertram, Texas; Elton and Aline Heine of Bertram, Texas; AnaLisa Glass of Leakey, Texas. Surviving nieces are Riley, Penny Fay, Kirrance, Lillyana, and McKenna (coming in January); Cousins: Clairisa, Aubree, Logan, Savannah Quinne, Nathaniel, Chance, Mollee, Charlene, Savannah Barbara, Keith, Chance, Jordan, Scott, Jayda, Hope, Clayton, Chase, Jake, Kristin, Heather, Clifton, JD, Lynnly, Ginny, Will, Kyle, Shannon, Dillon, Brailee, Farron, Eddy, Chelsea, Stephen, Nicole, Catrina, Gage Dusty, Riley, Whitney, Trey, Kendra; Cousins and best friends: Zachary and Tyler; Best friends: Sackett, Bergen, Will, and Derek; and last but not least, his little buddy Fred. A private celebration of Kelvin’s life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, September 6, 2014, along the banks of the Frio River. A memorial donations account has been set-up in Kelvin’s honor at Hondo National Bank, Leakey Branch.

Kenneth Walter Kline passed away in Uvalde, TX, at the age of 90 of natural causes. He was born in Elk Rapids, Michigan, on July 20, 1924. He went into the Navy in 1942 and was in for 5 years. He trained on torpedoes at the Great Lakes Naval Station and was a torpedo man first class. The awards he received during his service are the American Theater Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Atlantic and Pacific Theater Medal, WW II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal in Japan. When he got out of the Navy, he got a job as a stone mason in Elk Rapids and held that job until he enlisted in the Air Force in 1949. He married Nora Ann Druesedow of Haskell, TX, on July 11, 1950. He served in Alaska during the cold war until he returned to San Antonio, TX where he retired from the military in 1966. He then served as a U.S. Postal Service clerk in San Antonio for 20 years. After his wife passed away in 1994, he moved to Medina, TX, where he enjoyed the outdoors and lived for 16 years. He moved to 214 Martin St. Assisted Living in Uvalde in February 2011 to be closer to his son Andrew. He was there for 3 years and recently moved to the Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center where he spent his last six months. Both places provided him with excellent and compassionate care. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Minnie Kline and his 7 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, Andrew Kline and his wife Judy; grandson Brooks Booker-Kline and his wife Tierney; and great grandchildren Alice and Theodore. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1226, Bandera, TX, 78003 or to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 250 S FM 1049, Knippa, TX, 78870. Services Funeral services were Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Knippa, TX. Graveside service were Saturday, August 23 at 3:30 PM, at Mission Burial Park North.

The Following Donations have been made to the Frio Canyon EMS: In Loving Memory of: Sharon Pannell By: Smithson Valley Middle School, Coaching Staff In Loving Memory of: Sharon Pannell By: Jimmy & Clarisie Harrell

Understand the Bible FOR Yourself - Authority: Expedients, Part 2 Charlie Gant Evangelist - Real County Church (830) 232 4777 P.O. Box 837, Leakey, TX 78873 charliegant@hotmail.com

As I said before, “An ‘expedient’ is that which helps expedite obedience to God. When Noah was commanded to make an ark (Genesis 6:14) the necessary inference, that was not spoken, was that he would have to use tools to build that vessel. Those tools that he was authorized to use are called expedients.” An expedient is that which helps ‘expedite’ (to speed up; to hasten) the carrying out of God’s will. Remember though, for a thing to be an expedient it must be LAWFUL. With that in mind I would like to address a subject that is not talked about today; music in worship to God. Most of my readers do not realize that God COMMANDED Israel to use mechanical instruments of music in the Temple worship. “And he stationed the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, with stringed instruments, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, of Gad the king’s seer, and of Nathan the prophet; for thus was the commandment of the Lord by His prophets.” (2 Chronicles 29:25) I firmly believe that any honest and sincere reader would agree that IF the Israelites HAD NOT used mechanical instruments of music in the Temple that God would not have accepted their worship; would

you agree? If not, why not? That was a specific command that God gave in the Old Testament (OT). Our covenant relationship with Jesus Christ is the New Testament (NT). Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter and Paul, at least, write in their epistles that Jesus’ followers were to “hear Him” – which includes the commands given by the apostles and the inspired writers of the NT. (Matthew 17: 1-13; Mark 9:2-13; Luke 9:28-36; John 12:48; 2 John 9; 2 Peter 3:1-2; Romans 7;1-7 and others {contact me if you want more information about that instantaneous change - CG}). Now, in the NT we do have commands also about the kind of music that God wants in His church. First, let’s take a moment to understand the different KINDS of music before we go any further. Instrumental music (Mechanical Music) is that kind of music made by plucking, striking, blowing or contacting some kind of physical, mechanical instrument that produces a musical note. The musical notes that are made by the human vocal cords are called VOCAL MUSIC (singing is vocal music). In the NT covenant with Christ His disciples did not use instrumental music for the first several centuries. Why would they abandon the practice of using their musical

instruments in worship to God? The Jews had been using those instruments for AT LEAST 1,000 years before Jesus built His church. Beginning on the day of Pentecost we do not read of any NT group using musical instruments made by human hands!!Why? I confidently assert that it was because the inspired writers wrote in the NT words like SING and SINGING when they told Christians about the music in the church. There are only nine verses in the NT that talk about earthly music (Revelation does not count as the music that God commanded on earth!); (Read these for yourself and see if any say “sing and play”): (1) Matthew 26:30, “And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives”; --------- this was what Jesus and His apostles did on the night that He was betrayed –before Pentecost -------(2) Acts 16:25, “But at midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God”; (3) Romans 15:9, “For this reason I will confess you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name”; (4) 1 Corinthians 14:15, “I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding”; (5) Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to one another in

(Disclaimer: There is a lot of Scripture cited in the following article. Use your own Bible and read the citations for yourself. If you have questions or need help, please phone me or e-mail me and we can look at these things together. Ultimately though, you will be held accountable for how YOU understand these things. Don’t make things too complicated, it’s not! Charlie)

psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”; (6) Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord”; (7) Hebrews 2:12, “In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You”; (8) Hebrews 13:15, “Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name”; (9) James 5:13, “Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing psalms.” Digest this information and I’ll add to it next week. I promise, Lord willing, that I will answer the question, “Is a mechanical instrument a lawful expedient that helps us sing songs of praise to God?” The long story made short is: God commanded Christians to sing and make melody WHERE? Is this what you’re doing now? If not, why not? Thank s. (To read historical writings from Bible scholars about early church music you can go to the website: http://www.bible.ca/Hmusic.htm and read 10+ pages of what scholars say about music in church.)

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For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894. Labor unions themselves celebrated the first labor days in the United States, although there’s some speculation as to exactly who came up with the idea. Most historians credit Peter McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, with the original idea of a day

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that apathy was going to be our downfall and here it is! “The director of the FBI visited Colorado this week and detailed how the terror organization ISIS is recruiting Americans to take up their cause.” Yes, you read that correctly…Americans are being recruited by ISIS. They must have seen the pictures of the slaughtered children, and the mass graves. What are we thinking ya’ll? It’s not just the recruitment of Americans that’s concerning to the FBI, it’s the method of recruitment — the Internet. FBI Director James Comey said how they are recruiting new members is getting the attention of the U.S. government. “We have seen an emergence of the people we call home grown violent extremists,” said Comey on Wednesday. Now, ISIS has launched a new terror campaign on Twitter to attempt to get President Obama to stop bombing their positions in Iraq — this happened on Monday, August 25, 2014. It features captured U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. The murderous Islamic militants have instructed their followers to flood the Twitter-verse with

ghastly pictures and warnings that Sotloff will be beheaded if Obama does not bend to their will. The threat was widely spread…by American sympathizers… English sympathizers. A third American hostage held by ISIS has been identified as a 26-year-old American woman who was kidnapped a year ago while doing humanitarian relief work in Syria. The terror group is demanding $6.6 million and the release of U.S. prisoners for the life of the young woman, who the family requested not be identified. In the two weeks since Mr. Obama started his vacation, U.S. drones and fighter jets have conducted at least 94 airstrikes in northern Iraq, and then ISIS claimed responsibility for the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley and promised that other westerners they’re holding captive are next. The president has both a war-weary public and a reluctant Congress to deal with regarding his approach to ISIS, and he knows it won’t be easy. The White House strategy now is to first contain and then destroy ISIS. That itself is a big

shift. I believe this is the most impotent government... I believe it is that way because the factions cannot or will not work together. Democrats are running scared and Republicans are rabid! Nobody up there really cares about what is affecting us. We are no longer really Americans… we are black and white… we are rebellious militants spreading lies and propaganda to scare the hell out of the apathetic majority sipping tea in their arm chair while they gawk at the drama that represents news on their little TV’s! I said it before and I will say it as many times as you will read it! The winds of change are not just blowing now…they are howling! Swirling relentlessly through America, leaving no stone unturned and no one unaffected. Not just the tall city buildings are swaying under the pressure, but the grain silos and the small town water towers… the very fabric of this country is being rent in two… does no one hear that awful sound?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS Celebrate End of the Summer - Labor Day “Enjoy the end of summer with a burger with kick with The Labor Day Burger, my own creation. The bacon grease acts as a ‘glue’ and will cook out on the grill, leaving the flavor in the beef. Excellent with grilled portobello caps! Note: this is a flammable burger due to the grease. It requires constant attention when grilling due to flare-ups.” �


6 slices bacon 1 tablespoon bacon drippings 1 pound ground beef 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup shredded ColbyJack cheese, or more to taste cooking spray 2 slices Colby-Jack cheese (optional) 2 thin tomato slices 2 slices avocado 2 hamburger buns, split Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned but not totally crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Retain 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and retained bacon drippings in a bowl until thoroughly combined; divide meat mixture into 4 equal portions. Form each portion into a large patty, making them as thin as possible. Sprinkle shredded Colby-Jack cheese onto 2 of the patties, leaving an edge about 3/4 inch wide uncovered. Place second patty onto the cheese and press the edges of the patties together to create 2 cheese-stuffed burgers. Place stuffed patties into freezer to chill slightly, about 10 minutes. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Spray the grill grate with cooking spray and place burgers onto grill; turn heat to low, place lid over grill, and cook until outsides of burgers are lightly charred and cheese has melted, about 10 minutes per side. Maintain grill temperature at about 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Use a spray bottle of water to control flames; flames should just lightly contact the bottoms of the burgers to create a slight char. After the first flip, place 3 partially-cooked bacon slices onto each burger. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place a Colby-Jack cheese slice onto each burger; top with tomato and avocado slices and transfer burgers to plate to rest for 1 or 2 minutes. Serve burgers on hamburger buns.


6 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 12 slices bacon 1⁄4 pound pan sausage, cooked and crumbled 1 c. fresh grated parmesan cheese Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Mix parmesan, cream cheese and sausage. Spread evenly into jalapeno halves. Wrap with bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Place on the grill, and cook until bacon is crispy.


Serve in bowl or banana boat with pineapple on either side, and a scoop of ice cream or two with juice glaze on top. 1 fresh pineapple 1/4 cup water (can substitute rum) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Peel the pineapple and, leaving it whole, cut out the center core. Slice into 8 rings, and place them in a shallow glass dish or resealable plastic bag. In a small bowl, mix together the water/ rum, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Pour marinade over the pineapple, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight. Preheat grill for high heat. Lightly oil grate. Grill pineapple rings 15 minutes, turning once, or until outside is dry and char marked. Serve with remaining marinade.


In the 1800’s this is how people made lemonade-you can do it too! It’s not that difficult, and tastes wonderful!” 5 lemons 1 1/4 cups white sugar 1 1/4 quarts water Peel the rinds from the 5 lemons and cut them into 1/2 inch slices. Set the lemons aside. Place the rinds in a bowl and sprinkle the sugar over them. Let this stand for about one hour, so that the sugar begins to soak up the oils from the lemons. Bring water to a boil in a covered saucepan and then pour the hot water over the sugared lemon rinds. Allow this mixture to cool for 20 minutes and then remove the rinds. Squeeze the lemons into another bowl. Pour the juice through a strainer into the sugar mixture. Stir well, pour into pitcher and pop it in the fridge! Serve with ice cubes.


2 pounds clean, scrubbed new red potatoes 6 eggs 1 pound bacon 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 2 cups mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and set in the refrigerator to cool. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Chop the cooled potatoes, leaving skin on. Add to a large bowl, along with the eggs, bacon, onion and celery. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Chill for an hour before serving.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Experience THE BAT TORNADO at the Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area Tours begin at the Rocksprings Visitors Center New e-mail: devilssinkhole@swtexas.net Reservations are needed. 830-683-2287

Water News and River Flows By: Joel Pigg, General Manager

River flows were taken on the Frio River and Nueces River on August 21st with the flows showing a lot of variation from last the measurement. The rains on August 18th and 19th made a lot of difference at the crossings. Still a simple reminder as we go into the Labor Day weekend; if you are at your favorite swimming hole and it is around a culvert and you notice blockage, do not try to clear the blockage; it could be dangerous. Now the other side of that coin; I know we all like a good deep hole to relax in, but do not move rocks into the culverts and block them as this causes many problems when we get a rise in the river. Fulgham’s Crossing just south of the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment had a flow of 4,351 gpm (gallons per minute) last measurement and now has a flow of 3,851 gpm. This is approximately a 12% drop in the flow during one of the “hottest” months of our summer. The Leakey Springs Crossing had a flow of 2,592 gpm last measurement and a flow of 1,796 gpm this reading which is about a 30% reduction of flow. The Mill Creek Crossing is flowing about 10% higher than the last measurement, there are culverts on the south end of this crossing that have no flow reading, this crossing has a flow of 5,090 gpm this measurement up from

the flow last measurement of 4,594 gpm. The Frio River Place Crossing this week has increased slightly since the reading the first of the month. This measurement was 7,513 gpm and the last reading was 5,568 gpm or about a 25% increase in flow rate. As you can see some of the flows were up while others were down and I believe this is due to the amount of rainfall across the area. In Leakey I had slightly over 1 inch and in places around Rio Frio the was between 2 and 4 inches. On the west prong of the Frio River; the Rancho Real crossing had a flow of 3,184 gpm this reading compared to a flow of 2,673 gpm last measurement or about a 16% increase. The Kent Creek crossing showed an increase since last measurement with a flow of 473 gpm this month up from a flow of 368 gpm last measurement or about a 23% increase in flow rate. Nueces River flows were also taken on Ausust 21st with similar results as those found on the Frio River. McDonalds Crossing was at 6,012 gpm last measurement and decreased to a flow of 5,293 gpm this measurement; or a decrease of about 12%. The Nueces River Dam on Highway 55 south of Camp Wood had a flow of 6,035 gpm last reading

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of service NEW LISTING: Gorgeous 22.85 acres with jaw dropping views. Recently remodeled 3BR/2B home with two living areas, and covered front porch. If you are looking for a home with a view and acreage to roam around on and hunt, this is the place for you! $297,000. NEW LISTING: 4.39 acres in desirable River Tree development just south of Leakey. Gated River Tree provides paved roads, central water system, pavilion and rv area along with a beautiful stretch of the Frio River complete with the Lombardy Dam. This property is completely fenced with elec, water hookup, 2 rv hookups, and septic in place. All ready to enjoy with views of surrounding hills. Priced to sell at $99,000. NEW LISTING: Recreation at its finest! Comfortable 2BR home on 5.88 acres, with access to 50 acres of common area with permanent spring fed creeks, waterfalls, lake and deep swimming hole. This property is within walking distance to the swimming hole and creek, long beautiful views from spacious screened porch, large open living/kitchen area, well, septic, and small spring in the wet weather creek below home. $196,500. CONTRACT PENDING! Good visibility, great location in Concan, and close to Garner State Park, Frio River and golf course. This 2BR/1B cabin is currently used as a weekend rental. New plumbing, new septic, new wiring, and new pump and pump house! Large Oaks can be enjoyed from your covered front porch! .3 +/- of an acre to be surveyed. $119,000. Gorgeous hill country home on 7.5 acres in Rio Frio. Close to the Frio, this well- appointed home has 3BR and 2.5B with a guest/game room above the attached 2 car garage with full bath also. Huge trees, above ground, landscaped and decked pool, covered front and back porches, two drive through barns/workshops, rv hook up and two wells. This home must be seen and will not disappoint! $399,000. NEW LISTING: 1.2 acres in the heart of Concan, fronting river road, electricity, septic permit in place. Access to the Frio River and rentals are permitted. SOLD! 24 HUNTING ACRES, 9 miles north of Leakey, lots of road frontage, hilly terrain, small cabin, storage rv, water storage off of gutter system, outdoor shower, access to spring-fed creek with dam. $57,000. ONE OF A KIND vacation camp in desirable River Tree. This 1.4 acres boasts rock main home with 2 bedrooms, 2 loft areas and living, there is a separate bath house and camp kitchen area, and a rv hook up, all nestled under huge Pecan trees with beautiful views. You will only be a short distance from a very nice river park area and have access to pavilion, paved roads and central water. Lots of handcrafted touches on this one! $239,900. LOTS OF BANG for the buck on this large 3BR/2B brick home situated in a very nice development within Leakey proper. Large metal rv barn with workshop, fenced back yard with another large shop that would be any man’s dream come true. It has wide covered front porch, firepit, and

and increased to a flow of 6,768 gpm this month or about a 11% increase. The water level is still low enough here that most of the old bridge is out of the water. Remember conserve water where you can, it is very hot and take a clean river bag to the river when you go to keep our landscape clean and tidy.

Thank You to my community and clients for your support!

outdoor kitchen and could easily be converted to a mother-in-law quarters. Manicured yard, large screened in porch on the main home, huge master suite, the list goes on and you must see to appreciate! $249,000. 1.77 ACRE, within walking distance to the Frio park area. Availability of central water and paved roads makes this a perfect spot for vacationing! $82,000. 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! REDUCED $259,900. 3BR/2B with separate 1BR/1B guest house, privacy fencing, lots of improvements for the money!! Must see to appreciate! $139,000. CONTRACT PENDING! .4 OF AN ACRE, mobiles and rv’s allowed, access to central water and gorgeous Frio River! $27,000 REDUCED $24,500.! ..7 OF AN ACRE, WITH FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPED RESTAURANT. Highway 83 frontage with good visibility! Reduced and priced to sell at $126,500.. 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. SOLD! 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! $325,000. 1.18 ACRE, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! All utilities in place, great views! $89,000. COZY CABIN on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $129,000. TWO ADJACENT LOTS, with access to the Frio River! $45,000. Each 8.09 ACRES, located north of Leakey with Hwy. 83 frontage, unequipped well, nice mix of terrain, large Oaks, easy access, good restrictions to protect your investment. mixed terrain $109,080. With owner financing available. Adjacent property also for sale, see ad below. 22.6 ACRES, located north of Leakey with Hwy. 83 frontage. All flat with good soil, stands of Oaks, fenced on three sides with easy access and restrictions to protect your investment. $203,400. Owner finance available



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55 gal. steel drums $10.00 ea. Or 5 or more $8.00 ea. Carl Cordell (830) 597-4453

FOR SALE 14x50 2bdrm 1bth Mobile Home good shape, $5000 830-591-7889


32. Glaringly vivid and graphic 33. Stage whisper 34. Refresh 36. Requirement 38. Hard strong durable wood 42. Malice 45. Draw back 49. Pole made of metal or wood 51. Being approximately average 54. Brief and to the point 56. Snapshot 57. Supplication 58. Small stream 59. Malevolent 60. Urban area 61. Fringe benefit 62. Affirm 63. Languish 64. Oracle 67. Lubricant Answers page 7


(3) High Bay Light Fixtures $150 for all three; (2) Mighty Mule 500-Gate Closers $300 for both Call 830-232-4811

2br/2b home on 3.72 acres near Sabinal River in Utopia, Tx. $249,000. Beautiful large trees and lots of fruit trees. Call Shirley Welch with Baxter Real Estate 830-279-4423

AUGUST 30TH LITTLE ROCK HOUSE 322 EAST 3RD STREET LEAKEY TEXAS 9:00 A.M. - ? 1. Personnel 6. Used in varnishes and sealing wax 9. Palisade 13. Paved area 14. Self 15. Be in contradiction with 16. Golf clubs 17. Plaything 18. Part of a church 19. Scourge 21. Tropical birds 23. Transgression 24. Place restrictions on 25. Buddy 28. Impose and collect 30. Basement 35. Zeal 37. Ecstatic 39. Become active 40. Memorization by repetition 41. Becomes fatigued





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MINI STORAGE $30 AND UP!! 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290 FOR RENT

Large Commercial Bldg. (old video store in Leakey) Centrally located, restroom, CH/A,great business location $350/month.

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

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! 7.3 acres on Dry Frio River with a two story, three bedroom, 2 1⁄2 bath home in a quiet secluded location that is only 4 miles from Con Can. Live water, great home, secluded, yet close to Con Can. What more do you want?? NEW LISTING! A horse lovers dream. 69 tree covered acres with a 4 bedroom, 3 bath brick home, and horse barn with arena, tillable fields and a Pecan Bottom with several Indian Mounds. Located on Highway 83 between Leakey and Garner State Park. 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 WITH TCEQ APPROVED WATER SYSTEM, 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 ESTABLISHED INCOME PRODUCER, 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. GREAT INCOME PRODUCER established nightly rental on the Frio River with great swimming hole, close to town, sleeps 13 comfortably. $375,000 INCOME PRODUCING POTENTIAL OR PERFECT HIDEAWAY 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. GREAT INCOME PRODUCER IN THE HEART OF CON CAN, Three bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath home on River Road. Income producing. Reduced to $289,000 Con Can on Bear Creek. 3 bedroom 2 bath 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. 244 ac located 2 miles west of Leakey. A little bit of everything, fields, mountains, old ranch house, rustic barn. Fronts on FM 337 with Patterson Creek forming the southern boundary. Call for details. CANYON OAKS, new construction, three bedroom, 2 baths with in ground pool. Established nightly rental, $340,000. 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 FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covered porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, price reduced to $160,000. Close to Leakey and walking distance to the river! FRIO PECAN FARM, PRICE REDUCED, GREAT INCOME PRODUCER 3 bedroom 3 bath 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 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 TERRITORY This five acre building site on the Frio River can be yours today! 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 HEARTSTONE, River front lots in the heart of Con Can, right at Arthur Crossing! River access lots available too! All Price ranges! Nightly rental allowed. Great investment and recreational opportunity. OAKMONT VILLAGE 2.21 acres of heavily wooded building site located just of FM 1120. $49,000 Reagan Wells, Two bedroom one bath cottage on river front tract, $134,900 RIVER FRONT Approximately 15 acres on the river at Rio Frio. Close to everything! $479,000. RIVERTREE! Three bedroom, two bath home with built in appliances and central air and heat. Great condition and waiting for you. $175,000. RIVERTREE! Two story log home nestled beneath huge Pecan trees. Walking distance to the river, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, vaulted ceiling and wrap around porch. $329,900. SHADY OAKS secluded, heavily wooded 3 acre tract with a view, only $62,900. SPRING HILL 3.52 acres with a beautiful view overlooking Leakey. City water, Price reduced to $59,900 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. TWIN FORKS. Full one acre in unit one, huge oaks, beautiful building site, $55,500. TWIN FORKS PRICE REDUCED Like new double wide in Twin Forks, 3 bedroom 2 bath 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. 5 acres with room for more! $375,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY! Established retail building in like new condition. 1.5 acres on Hwy 83, Call for details. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY! Nearly 16 acres on Highway 83 in Concan, with improvements. Only $298,000.

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 Fred McNiel GRI, - Associate


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

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


25 Annual

www.frioriverproperties.com dickie@frioriverproperties.com


830.988.FRIO (3746)

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

SATURDAY AFTER LABOR DAY • 9/6/14 ON THE FRIO RIVER FROM FRIO CAÑON TO CONCAN Come help us conserve the clean, natural and beautiful environment of the upper Frio River. Look for list of River Captains and other Information in your local paper. BYOB, Free Camping, Family Friendly

$30 Donation to Keep Utopia Beautiful

ENTER TO WIN 1st Prize – Two Weekend Passes (Valued at $264)

Drawing will be held on August 27th Enter on line at www.KeepUtopiaBeautiful.org or Utopia Recycling Center during regular hours of operation

For more information contact Joyce Weston at 830-232-4152 or All who enter may visit the KUB booth at UTOPIAfest to pick up a prize KUB is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), your donation is tax deductible


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

At the Frio Pecan Farm Pavilion SUMMER HOURS Wednesday - Saturday 11a.m. - 9p.m.

(830) 232-5022




Closed on Monday & Tuesday Dine In or Pick Up Leakey, Texas

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

Email: campliveoak@hctc.net

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

B uckhorn Bar & Grill


and Drive Thru Beverage Barn

www.thebuckhornbargrill.com This Weekend at the Buckhorn!

Friday Night



• 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.


410 S Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 Ph. 830-232-4553 Of�ice Hours-Lobby 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

Half Price Drinks

Saturday Night Country Pride Band “Gearing up for Football at the Buckhorn! Look for GREAT specials and plan to watch YOUR games here!” See you at the Buckhorn!

WE WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEDNESDAY TO HONOR OUR GOOD FRIEND AND BUCKHORN FAMILY MEMBER TIM MAUEL Beverage Barn Open 7 DAYS A WEEK Sun 12 pm - 8 pm & Mon-Sat 10 am -10 pm Bar and Grill Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday


(830) 232-4755

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

August 27 2014  

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

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