Former Ranger Hen Baker Became A Legend In His Own Way by Irene Van Winkle
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Benny and Rosie Nieto of Sabinal recently returned from an extensive trip to Spain. They went to Penisola, on the coast where this picture was taken; the capitol of Madrid; Toledo, which is a world heritage site for UNESCO; Cardoba which is known as a crossing of cultures; Seville, home to Carmen, Don Juan, Figaro, and where Christopher Columbus was buried; and Valencia which is a very progressive city.If you are planning a holiday trip pick up your T-shirt before you leave! Get yours for only $15 each, we have all sizes. Contact Willis Springfield at 830232-5783 or come by the Hill Country Herald shop to get yours today. They also have coffee mugs, note cards and Christmas ornaments. Be sure to send in your picture to the Hill Country Herald! Have Fun out there and SPREAD THE WORD!
GET READY ‘CAUSE HERE WE COME!! Chisum—Secretary Real County Jr. Livestock Show Association
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The Texas School Safety Center is reporting 78 Texas school districts either have failed to submit safety audits as required by law or don’t meet full compliance. Leakey ISD is one of those districts. A list of Districts with Non-Compliant or Missing File can be seen on page 3. The Texas School Safety Center was created in 1999 in the aftermath of the Columbine shootings in Colorado. The state education code requires public schools conduct safety audits once every three years. Attorney General Greg Abbott said Monday the districts “can’t let another second tick” without having a safety plan to deal with the possibility of school violence like the carnage in Connecticut. Abbott’s office says 38 of the state’s 1,025 public school districts have filed no audit. Another 40 reported but aren’t in compliance. When contacted Leakey ISD Superintendent, James O. Hesson, submitted the following statement, “In March of 2008 a school safety audit was conducted and adopted by the Leakey Board of Trustees. This
plan has been the one we have followed for the past few years. It is a detailed plan as to who does what and when. A review audit will be conducted after the Christmas holidays and presented to the Leakey Board of Trustees for consideration for approval and sent to the Texas School Safety Center as is required by law. Please rest assured that we do have a plan of action in place with review forthcoming.” In August 2008 a Texas School, Harrold Independent School District, made waves announcing an unprecedented move: Teachers and staff would be allowed to carry guns in schools. H a r r o l d ’ s “Guardian Plan” marked the first time any school in the country permitted select teachers and staff to carry concealed weapons. Those participating in the program must hold concealed-carry licenses and are approved by the school board to carry on campus. At the time the decision to implement the program was based on logistics -- the 110-student K-12 school is half an hour away from the nearest sheriff’s department. The
district said allowing teachers to carry guns would protect schools from “a lot of anger in society.” Harrold Superintendent said “When you make schools gun-free zones, it’s like inviting people to come in and take advantage,” In light of the Newtown shooting, he said on Friday that he didn’t want a plan where students “lock yourself in your closet and hope that an intruder won’t hurt you. So what we came up with was a policy that would protect.” Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett also suggested that schools consider arming employees. “It has to be someone who’s trained and responsible,” Bennett said. “But, my God, if you can prevent this kind of thing, I think you ought to.” In the larger metropolitan areas parents and educators have shown unease at the idea of allowing guns on school grounds. Harrold’s Guardian Plan also includes measures like security cameras and special locks. The school has yet to see an incident.
CHANGES AT THE CITY OF LEAKEY Council members resign
The Hill Country Herald will not have a paper on December 26, 2012. We will start the new year with our edition on January 2, 2013 Get Your Tickets Now…. For the Real County Centennial Kick-Off Event. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. Alto Frio Baptist Encampment the long awaited year of celebration will begin. Be a part of this “Once in a Lifetime” series of activities. Tickets are on sale at The First State Bank and Hondo National Bank for only $10 per person. Buy a table for eight for $80. Please step forward now and show the Centennial Committee, which has been working for two years now, that you support their efforts to make this a year to remember. How better to begin than with an oldfashion breakfast, lively music, and prayers of thanksgiving.
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by Julie Becker
At last weeks Leakey City Council meeting, the council accepted the resignation of City council member Duane Wilson. Wilson stated personal reasons on his resignation submitted to the city on November 12, 2012. The council appointed Jesse Rubio to fill the vacated position. The city of Leakey also received on December 13th, 2012 the resignation of council member Scott Chisum. Chisum did not state a reason for his resignation. The council will The Real County Junior Livestock Show Association is proud to announce the 65th Annual Livestock Show and Sale scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 10th and 11th at the E. E. Bushong Show Barn in Leakey on Ranch Road 337 West. We have 118 exhibitors signed up for our show and our entries are: 16 horses, 12 pens of rabbits, 22 breeder rabbits, 68 meat goats, 32 breeder meat goats, 56 lambs, 34 swine and 29 pens of broilers. Exhibitors are to bring their animals to the show barn between 8:00 AM and 11:30 AM on Thursday. The animals will be sifted, classified and weighed. Judging of the horses will begin at 1 PM followed by rabbits, broilers, breeder meat goats and finishing with the meat goats. On Friday at 9:
00 AM, judging will begin with the lamb class, followed by the swine class. A barbecue lunch will be served on Friday beginning at 11: 30 AM. A full concession will be offered all day Thursday and Friday. Special Awards will be presented at 12:45 on Friday, January 11th, with the auction to begin at 1:00 conducted by Joe Hargrove and his staff of the Southwest Livestock Exchange of Uvalde. We are now on the web! Please visit us online at realcountyjuniorlivestock.org for rule books and other helpful info as well as fun facts like the history of our show! If you would like to join our email list you can email us at re firstname.lastname@example.org m. We look forward to seeing
you at the 2013 Real County Junior Livestock Show!
accept Chisum’s resignation at the next city meeting scheduled for January 14, 2013. This comes on the heals of the start of one of the largest projects the City of Leakey has ever undertaken. The City of Leakey wastewater treatment project is in full swing. Tom Brown with Naismith Engineering gave an in depth status report to the Nueces River Authority earlier this month. Brown said
Texas Water Development Board Approved on October 21, 2011:
•$9.961 million loan forgiveness from CWSRF •$1.082 million grant from the EDAP •TWDB signed agreement with Nueces River Authority on April 10, 2012 •Notice to proceed to NEI on April 16, 2012 •Environmental Issues •Endangered Species Clearance •Archeological Clearance on Plant Site •Completion of Surveying for collection system and treatment plant site •Identified sites for lift stations continued on page 3
by Joel Pigg, General Manager RECRD
River flows were taken on the Frio River on December 17th and the locations showed varied levels of flow compared to previous month’s flows. Fulgham’s Crossing just south of the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment had a flow of 9,318 gpm (gallons per minute) this month compared to the flow of 8,511 gpm last month. There was a whole lot of debris on the up-river side of the crossing and the flow rate may have been a little better if the culverts were clear. I was very
surprised to see the flow up this month at this crossing. Leakey Springs had a flow of 3,005 gpm this month and a flow of 3,573 gpm last month. The Mill Creek Crossing is flowing a little swifter this month, it has increased to a flow of 6,525 gpm this month up slightly from last month’s flow of 6,404 gpm. It amazes me that the flow is this good at this crossing because there are 6 culverts of the 14 total culverts that are not flowing at all.
FOR REAL COUNTY
Bandera Electric is hosting a coat and blanket drive from now through December 31. Please bring new or gently used coats or blankets to the Cooperative’s offices in Bandera, Comfort or Leakey. The Cooperative is partnering with the Salvation Army who will give these items to families in need.
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Perry Announces Initiatives to Protect Life Gov. Rick Perry outlined initiatives to strengthen the state’s ban on abortions and strengthen standards of care for women seeking abortions. He was joined by Senatorelect Donna Campbell and pro-life groups at the Source Pregnancy Center in Houston. “Over the last decade, Texas has taken extraordinary steps to protect the lives of the unborn, but when 80,000 lives continue to be lost to abortion each year in our state, we know our work is far from over,” Gov. Perry said. “In Texas, the Legislature meets for only 140 days every other year. As supporters of life, we have an obligation to make sure that every one of those days counts when it comes to protecting our most vulnerable citizens.” Ten states have already recognized the need to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain. The governor also outlined measures to strengthen standards of care for women seeking abortions,
including requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital, and requiring abortion clinics to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). “It’s time to acknowledge 21st century medicine and technology with 21st century legislation. We need to protect the tiniest and weakest of Texans, our children, both born and unborn,” Senator-elect Campbell said. “In addition, we should champion women’s health by holding facilities and physicians that perform abortions to the same standards as ambulatory surgery centers and physicians. Our duty is to protect the general welfare of Texans, and I will work everyday to keep Texas strong and healthy.” Abortion is the second most common surgical procedure in America, and the only one in Texas not currently required to be performed at a hospital, physician’s office or surgical center prior to 16 weeks gestation. The provisions
outlined by Gov. Perry ensure patients have appropriate access to emergency medical care in the event of a complication, and that facilities are safe, sanitary and capable of handling possible complications. Gov. Perry has worked diligently to protect unborn life in Texas. He signed both parental notification and parental consent laws to ensure parents are involved in their minor daughters’ major decisions, along with a ban that ensures tax dollars are not used to support abortion facilities. He also supported and signed the Woman’s Right to Know Act, and has worked with lawmakers to fund and promote alternatives to abortion. Last session, the governor signed a law that will prevent abortions in Texas until after the mother has had a sonogram, because women deserve to have all the information before making such a life-ending decision.
Perry Regarding Connecticut School Shooting
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Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding this morning’s tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut: “The horrific event that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut is as profoundly disturbing as it is impossible to fully understand. The fact that so many victims were children weighs heavily upon the hearts and souls of each Texan and every American. Anita and I send our personal condolences to everyone touched by this senseless tragedy, pray for the quick healing of those injured, and extend our hopes that time will help ease the suffering of those who lost loved ones.” Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500
HONDO NATIONAL BANK ACQUIRES UVALDE NATIONAL BANK - Press Release
Texas Heritage Bancshares (owner of Hondo National Bank) and Texas Country Bancshares (owner of Uvalde Bancshares, Inc., which owns Uvalde National Bank) confirmed that they have entered into an agreement for the transfer of ownership of Uvalde Bancshares to
Texas Heritage Bancshares. This sale/transfer is, of course, subject to approval of the banking regulatory authorities, but the parties are hoping to close the transaction in the spring of 2013. It is anticipated that following the transfer of ownership, the Uvalde
National Bank will be merged into the Hondo National Bank which currently operates branches in Uvalde, Leakey, and Bandera, in addition to the Hondo location. No details of this transaction are available at this time pending regulatory approval.
Edwards County Commissioner’s Corner By Lee Sweeten
Here it is the week before Christmas and, like many, I feel myself in a mad rush. Really not sure why, but it appears to be the thing to do…. Sure seemed like Christmas snuck up on me this year; yet I think back and find it was the same in years past as well. This week there are many activities scheduled. The Barksdale Civic Association Annual Christmas dinner, The Nueces Canyon Gypsy M/C visit to the Cedar Hill Geriatric Center, the Edwards County Senior Citizen luncheon, and of course the Edwards County Employee party are all part of this week’s schedule.. So, along with regular work, I find that there will be little time to rest. As the year comes to a close, I look back at the unfinished County Projects I had hoped to complete during the year. Unfortunately, County finances have made it difficult to do more
than to maintain a minimal level of services. Once again, the upcoming year appears not little better. We look for the light at the end of the tunnel and can only hope when we find it that it is not the train coming. With the start of the new year, there will be new faces in County Government. William Epperson and Matt Fry will be join us as new Commissioners. Pam Elliot will be taking the oath as the new Edwards County Sheriff and Mark Bean will assume the position of Tax Assessor Collector. I look forward to working with each of these individuals and hope that we can make a positive impact for Edwards County. As me make you final dash towards Christmas, I want to remind you that there are many among us who do not have anyone to share the season with and who likely will receive little
this year. You do not have to look outside our communities to find these individuals and families. I urge you to take a bit of your time to bring a small amount of happiness to someone you may hardly know. It takes so little, yet we seldom make the effort to do. As to the new year, I would also encourage you to become active in your community. We cannot nor should we depend upon others to take care of our local needs. Individually, it seems we can do little; but as a collective group, we can accomplish many things. 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 at home (830) 234-3160 or via email at email@example.com Merry Christmas and God bless you and yours.
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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 : Rocksprings area. Gently rolling topography, small hunting cabin, elec close. $54,000 PENDING!!! Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 Property 007: Spacious 3/2.5 on 9.3 acs. STUNNING views from dbl. decks. 2 years new! Must see $330,000 Property 008: Old Town Uvalde! 823 N. Getty St. Charming 2/2 home w/2 guest houses. Fully leased! $268,000 Property 009 : 134 acs. RR337 West frontage. Great for hunting. Elec. meter. Views. Will divide into 84 and 50 ac. $369,930 Property 010-011: Adjacent cabins in Frio Pecan Farms. 2BR/2BA. Tons of amenities and income producing. $190,000 each NEW Property 013 : 417 Oriole Ave. Valley Ranch. All brick 3/2 open floorplan w/workshop. 2.24 acs. Attached 2C garage. $199,000 Property 015: Heavily treed 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. Water meter in place, elec & phone run across front of lot. $60,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 016: 21 acs. Hwy.1050. No restrictions & lg. neighbors. Nice topography and views! $146,979 NEW Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $579,000 Property 018 : HUNTING! 31+ ACS. Blinds, feeders and travel trailer! Remote but good access. REDUCED $74,900 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! 6+ acs. 3BR/3.5BA + Apt. Fishing pond, huge barn, rock patios! $725,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 020: 31+ acs. NO RESTRICTIONS. Hwy. 1050frontage. Unique cabin & guest house. Water well, views, fenced. $349,000 Property 021: Kickapoo Valley Ranch. 237 to 585 acs. Super hunting & large neighbors. $1050 to $1300 per acre Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED NEW Property 023: Cute log cabin on 7+/acs. Deer Creek Estates. On a seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $140,000 NEW Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $119,000 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 NEW Property 030: River front house on 337 East. Bunk house, cabana. Used as a nightly rental. Sleeps up to 28! $425,000 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 032: 15.77 acs. @ Reagan Wells. 700’ river frontage, 2 homes NO restrictions! Gorgeous property & rare find. $550,000 Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 3 acs. In Concan fronting Hwy.
127. Just past Neal’s& Frio River. Great Commercial location! $225,000 Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development$7,000 per ac. REDUCED Property 036: Riverfront lot w/water & electric. Huge cypress and oak trees. Very nice! 1.78 acs. $159,000 Property 037: 5.3 ac. in Deer Creek. HUGE oak trees and views. Great area. All useable land. $64,500 NEW Property 038: Cozy 2/2 log cabin in Frio Pecan Farm. Managed rentals. Investment property. $175,000 Property 039: 3/2.5 hill country home. Gorgeous flat lot w/oaks & river access. Premier Concan builder. $299,000 PENDING!! Property 040: Beautiful rock home. Unique details. River Park. 1620 sq. ft. on 1.24 acs. HUGE trees. Outdoor fp. $259,900 REDUCED Property 041: 25 acs. Hunting property w/well & electricity. Frontage on Hwy. 41. Great location. $95,000 Property 042: 1+ac. lot w/Septic, meter loop & water well. Easy restrictions & no HOA. Perfect for RV. River Access. $48,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 043: 10+ acs. AG EXEMPT! Great homesite. Small tank site, meter pole, RR337 & County Rd. frontage. $105,000 Property 044-046 : Canyon Oaks/Concan lots. River access, elec./ water available. 1ac. to 9+ acs.!!! $42,500 to $85,000 NEW Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 Property 048: 40+ acs. w/ small, wife-friendly cabin. BIG views, hunting ok, remote 4WD access. $110,000 REDUCED Property 049: 10+ acs. Near Reagan Wells. Elec.& Water available. river access and other amenities. $150,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 050:River access lot w/huge trees! All utilities. Frio River Place. Just steps from the Frio! Owner/Agent $86,000 Property 051: 5 acs. Carrizo Springs. Utilities & great location. $200,000 NEW Property 052: Huge 3/2 Triple wide on beautiful, shady 1.52 acs. Garage + sunroom. Close to town. City water AND well. $99,000 NEW Property 053: 7+ acs. Frio frontage w/ large 4/2 DW plus nice barn. $299,000 Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 060, 063: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lots 5-8 ACS.w/Frio Access. $130-165K Property 061: Cute brick house in Leakey. Close to everything. On 2 lots w/guest house. $115,000 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED Property 067: 89+ acs. Hwy. frontage, near Garner. Partial high fence. Addtl. acreage available. $429,000OWNER TERMS Property 068: 89+ acs. Adjacent to #67 above. Gorgeous land w/great topography. $429,000 OWNER TERMS Property 069: 14.9 acs. Hwy. 2748 frontage in Uvalde Co. Just gorgeous. Great homesite. Additional acreage avail. $115,000 OWNER TERMS Property 070: 18.74 acs. Real County. 2/3rds high fenced. Additional acreage available. $115,000 OWNER TERMS
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JAIL REGISTER December 9 - December 15, 2012 Wilson, Christopher Levi, 28 W/M, A/O Brice, Theft by Check > 20 <500, $2000 Surety
Sifuentes,Dionicio Martinez Jr., 64 W/M, A/O Sheridan. Theft by Check > 20 <500, $3000 Surety
Elias,Arturo Castro, 40 W/M, DPS Laredo, VOP-DWI / Bigamy, Currently Housed in Zapata Co waiting transport
Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Don Gass, Deputy Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol 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.
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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report December 9, 2012 – December 15, 2012 12/09/2012 @ - 0518 responded to a motor vehicle accident on TX Hwy 55 south 12/11/2012 @ - 1121 responded to a motor vehicle accident on TX Hwy 55 north 12/14/2012 @ - 0915 responded to the 300 Block of East Second St. in Camp Wood for an animal complaint - 2002 responded to HWY 336 North for an accidental shooting
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(As identified by the Texas Attorney General’s Office) • Anahuac ISD • Aransas County ISD • Beaumont ISD • Beeville ISD • Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD • Borden County ISD • Bushland ISD • Cayuga ISD • Centerville ISD • Claude ISD • Cooper ISD • Coupland ISD
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January-February –Acquire lift station sites; condemnation is not anticipated –Complete engineering/environmental reports for TWDB –Finalize agreement with Bandera Electric COOP for removal of power poles along Stanford Hollow Road –Finalize Real County for dedication of Right of Way along Stanford Hollow Road –Complete design for Nueces River Authority Leakey Office Building/Lab March-April –Submit final engineering/environmental document to the Texas Water Development Board –Advertise for Nueces River Authority Utility Director –Submit Design for Office Building/Lab to TWDB for review and approval May-June –Receive Final Environmental Approval –Hire Utility Director –Review 90% Plans and Specifications with Utility Director –Complete Plans and Specifications for collection system and wastewater treatment plant –Advertise for bid for renovation of existing building into Nueces River Authority Leakey Office and Lab
–Submit application to TWDB for funding under EDAP to construct Phase 2 of the project July-August –Receive approval from TWDB for plans and specifications –Award Contract for renovation of existing building into Nueces River Authority Leakey Office and Lab –Begin developing guidelines for impact fees and administrative procedures for wastewater system with the City of Leakey and Real County –Respond to TCEQ comments on TLAP application September-October –Begin Construction on Leakey Office Building and Lab –Begin procurement of equipment for construction of effluent irrigation system –Advertisements and public meetings regarding the issuance of the TLAP permit November-December –Complete construction on Leakey Office and Lab –Bid for the construction of the Collection System and Wastewater Treatment Plant (Two Packages) –Procure equipment and materials for construction of effluent irrigation system –Begin hiring process for construction crew to install the effluent irrigation system.
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Come and get your Centennial Edition of Wagons, Ho! A History of Real County, Texas. The Centennial Edition is •Completed preliminary design for collection $95. Stop by and pick yours up today! system, lift stations, and treatment plant •Working on final draft of TCEQ Permit for a Texas Land Application Permit (TLAP) and GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS expect a draft submission to the TCEQ in City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann December, 2012 or January, 2013 Secretary: Dee Dee Wally •Met with Bandera Electric COOP regarding Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 removal of power poles Councilmen: Ken Auld • Hugh Buchanan • Carl Jensen • Scott along Stanford Hollow Road Chisum • Duane Wilson •Once surveying was completed on the Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 collection system lift station sites were Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Ben Cox identified Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 •Original plan was to locate the lift station email:email@example.com sites in TXDOT ROW or on city streets or Aldermen: Curtis Wilson • Brant Hickman • Sammie Ives county road ROW •Jesse Chavez • Josh Cox •Issues arose because there was not sufficient Volunteer Fire Dept:830-597-6100 City or County ROW Camp Wood Library: 830-597-3208 Nueces Canyon EMS: 830-597-4200 •TXDOT is planning to construct major City of Sabinal Mayor: Louis Landeros highway improvements in 2015 in and Secretary: Betty Jo Harris around Leakey which would require the Office: 830-988-2218 relocation of the lift stations Councilmembers: Nancy Alvarado, Chuck Van Pelt, Alma •NRA Board authorized land acquisition at Martinez, Linda Musquiz, Eloisa Munoz and Mike Nuckles August, 2012 meeting Sabinal Library 830-988-2911 •Recommendation was made to purchase Sabinal Municipal Judge: Anita Herndon 830-988-2630 Real County County Judge, private property to locate lift stations on Garry Merritt 830-232-5304 75’X75’ sites Real County Attorney, •Authority is procuring the services of an Bobby Jack Rushing 830-232-6461 appraiser to determine value for each of the County/District Clerk, Bella Rubio 830-232-5202 sites Justice of the Peace Dianne Rogers: 830-232-6630 •Authority has contracted with Suttle and Justice of the Peace Chris Lacey: 830-597-6129 Sheriff, James Earl Brice 830-232-5201 Company to negotiate with the landowners Tax Assessor-Collector Donna Brice: 830-232-6210 for the right of entry and purchase of the lift Treasurer, Mairi Gray 830-232-6627 station sites 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#2: Bryan Shackelford #3: Gene Buckner #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 firstname.lastname@example.org email Roland Trees, Board President Joel Pigg, General Manager
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LADY EAGLES COME BACK After losing last Tuesday night to Harper at home 50-35, the Lady Eagles turned around and won the Medina Tournament over the weekend. The lose to Harper was an eye opener for us. we were not playing hard with any kind of passion and desire. We worked hard in practice to get back to playing hard on defense and trying to create energy that way. We opened the tourney with a 66-32 win over Johnson City. We had several players in double figures, led by Keena Auld with 14 points, Brianna Rubio with 13 points, and Chastity Thompson with 10 points. The best part of the stats was we
had 42 rebounds, 21 of those on the offensive end and created 20 steals. That tells me we were going after the ball and being aggressive. The second game we beat Centerpoint 54-28. Chastity Thompson had 16 points, Keena Auld 12 points and Sarah Reagor had 12 points. Again we had 20 offensive rebounds and 22 steals. Our defense played aggressive and created turnovers which we haven’t been doing this year. We are trying to play more aggressive defense which will help us get out in transition for easy baskets. The championship game was against Comfort. We came away with a 54-31 win. We got off
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to a slow start only leading by 5 points at the end of the first quarter. We had a really good second quarter out scoring Comfort 13-3. Comfort was well prepared for 13-1 defense so we were not able to create as many turnovers. I feel like we kind of reestablished what we want to do on the defensive end during this tournament. We have been playing soft defense and we need to get back to wanting to steal the ball and run. Our last game before the Christmas is against a really good Mason team. They are ranked #7 in the state and playing well. This will be a big test for us going into the break.
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The Leakey ISD Music Department will present the annual Christmas Concert on Thursday evening, December 20th at 7 PM in the school gym. Performing groups will include the Elementary Choir, 5thGrade Recorder Ensemble, 6th Grade Band, and High School Band. Come and hear Christmas favorites including Up on the Housetop, Good King Wenceslas, and Carol of the Bells. Parents and community members are invited to help us celebrate the Christmas season! Admission is free.
The Olympic Experience ~ Part 6 The students in room 1404 have been focusing on letters H and I in their quest to learn more about the Olympic Games. It isn’t often that a kid can transform a sport but that’s exactly what 15 year old high jumper Dick Fosbury did in 1963. It seems
that the usual technique used by high jumpers, the straddle, didn’t work for Fosbury so he invented his own technique known today as the Fosbury Flop. It was at the 1968 Summer Olympics that he became famous when he achieved a personal best jump
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of 7 feet, 4 1⁄4 inches and won the gold. Letter I focused on icy Olympic sports such as ice skating, bobsled, luge, skeleton, and curling. You can find more information on these winter sports on the internet. This week’s Olympic Trivia
question is “Which country’s team is the first to walk in the Opening Ceremonies?” Good luck in your search for the answer. Remember, you too can go for the gold just by being the best that you can be.
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This past Tuesday, the Prowling Panthers had a quick rematch from the Junior College Tournament with the Jackets of Sabinal. N.C. travelled to the Jacket’s nest while the Panther’s J.V. remained home preparing for their Brackettville Tournament on Thursday. The game got off to a positive start for the Panthers. They adjusted their full-court press to get more steals, and got some easy buckets off their defense. In addition, Big Blue showed more discipline on offense running their man-toman sets with good precision. At the end of one, N.C. scored 20 to Sabinal’s 4. The Panthers were paced by Abbey Falcon, who had a much better night on this go around, scoring 15 points to lead all scores. Kyra Sifuentes was the only other player on the floor to hit double digits with 10. N.C. knew, however, the Jackets could be a pesky team and would not go away quietly. Sabinal began to warm-up a bit in the second quarter knocking down 11, but the Panthers maintained their momentum with relief
from their reserves scoring 14 for the second quarter. The Panthers looked to keep their intensity in the second half. This was to no avail, though, as they lightened up on their offensive execution, and missed 6 free throws in the quarter which slowed their progress. The Panthers could never quite get their first-half spark back in the fourth quarter as the game became marred by disrupting traveling violations and Jacket free throws. Sabinal shot almost a game-changing 10 for 16 free throws late in the final quarter. To N.C.’s credit, they held onto their lead and ended up the 51 - 37 victor. Other scorers for the Panthers were: Alyssa Ramirez who continues to be a “shot in the arm” of energy for the Canyon with 6 points; the other energizer, Siera Edwards had 5; Hailey Luce and Nikki Milliorn, who had a very strong night despite her low scoring, each had 4 points; Jennifer Huddleston was good for 3; and Nevah Navarro and Danielle Irwin each had 2 points.
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The Nueces Canyon boys’ basketball team traveled to Tilden, Texas to participate in the McMullen County Invitational basketball tournament last weekend. The boys competing were Reagan Luce, Ace Sanchez, Dakota Davila, Ryan Parks, Bailey Gober, Devon Frenzel, Gilbert Gutierrez, and Isaiah DeLeon. The first game of the tournament would pit the Panthers against the Charlotte Trojans. The contest would be close throughout the game as the Panthers would have a 36 to 34 lead headed into the final frame. The fourth quarter would see turnovers and missed layup opportunities haunt the Panthers as they would fall 48 to 54. Nueces Canyon would have to regroup and take to the floor two games later as they would play the Agua Dulce Longhorns. Both teams would exchange baskets in a back and forth game. At the halftime break the Panthers would trail 20 to 24. The third quarter would see the Panther still trailing 30 to 36 and the final
NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Utopia This past Tuesday, the Prowling Panthers travelled to Utopia to take on the Lady Buffs. N.C. got off to a slow start as they struggled with Utopia’s 2-3 zone. The Lady Buffs took away the Panther’s inside game, and Big Blue seemed to grow colder with every long bomb that was launched. The Panthers did manage some two-footers off of transition to make the first quarter 12 - 1. Also plaguing the Panthers early was a case
of the stares. They would stand and stare at too many Lady Buffs crashing the boards on rebounds. This gave N.C. very few secondchance opportunities on a night when they could sure use some. Even still, the Canyon managed a 28 - 12 halftime lead in part to the hustle of Abbey Falcon who led all scorers with 18 points and seven rebounds. Finally in the second half, and the fourth quarter in particular, the Panthers caught fire. Hailey Luce banked
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in a couple of jumpers to finish with nine points and 8 steals to help spark N.C. Siera Edwards and Alyssa Ramirez helped on the defensive end with 6 steals a piece to go with their 5 points each. And finally Ashley Harmon finished the game strongly in the paint for the Panthers grabbing rebounds, running the floor better, and calmly sinking 6 for 6 at the charity stripe to end with 7 offensive rebounds and 14 points. N.C. capped off the game
NCHS Girls Basketball vs. LaPryor This past Tuesday, the Prowling Panthers squared off against the LaPryor Bulldogs for a tune-up going into the SWTJC Tournament weekend. Tip-off was at the “Doghouse” with Girls J.V. getting the action underway and eager for more time on the floor. They did receive a bit more playing time with a reduced game, and they made the most of it. N.C. was in control from the beginning. They out-paced their taller opponent running them up and down the floor. Emily Carnes led all scorers with 12 points, while Nikki Ramirez was the spark on the defensive end snatching 9 steals to go with 6 points. The scoring was fairly well distributed throughout the Panther squad as they took
advantage of their fast-break opportunities and showed patience on their half-court sets. Every Panther found the bottom of the net: Ambor Hamilton and Selena DeLeon each had 6 points; Alisa Threadgill, Kristol Perez, and Malerie Gomez were next in line with 5; April Amine put up 3 points; and Priscilla Gonzales and Ariana Davilla rounded out the action with 2. At the end of a running clock for the second half of play, N.C. still managed to put up a strong showing with a final of 52 - 8. They will take a break and be in action next week again for the Brackett Tournament. Next up for the girls was the Varsity. They seemed to take up where the J.V. left off. N.C. had an explosive end to their
quarter would see the Panthers again fall short by final score of 39 to 47. Saturday the boys would play the McMullen County JV boys team and they would race out to an early lead and would secure the victory by final score of 44 to 22. Next action for the boys will have been this past Tuesday at home versus Knippa. The boys JV team also participated in a JV tournament in Brackettville, Texas last week as well. The boys played in a pool format and they defeated Brackettville JV 30 to 20, Radiance 23 to 11, and they would fall in their games against La Pryor 23 to 26 and Dilley 10 to 35. The JV boys’ roster consists of Omar Zavala, Josh Shearer, Troy Dalton, Ben Carabajal, Jose Gonzales, Trey Grelle, Michael Pina, Sim Brown, and Zeke Moncivais. On behalf of the players and coaches we want to take time out to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and the best of a new year in 2013.
71 - 27. Rounding out the scoring for the Blue Crew was: Kyra Sifuentes with 6, Nevah Navarro had 5, Jennifer Huddleston finished with 4 points, Danielle Irwin dropped in a three pointer, and Nikki Milliorn chipped in 2. The Panthers, including the eagerly awaiting J.V., will be in action next Tuesday following Thanksgiving when they host Comfort.
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first quarter getting easy buckets off their pressure defense and putting up 22 points. Kyra Sifuentes set the tone for the Panthers on the defensive end by making some hustle plays and grabbing 6 steals. Offensively, N.C. looked to feed their posts. Nikki Milliorn found her spot on the glass first, going 7 for 10 from the floor to lead all scorers with 16 points. Abbey Falcon followed with 12 points, and reserve post Ashley Harmon knocked down 9 points to go with 5 steals for some wellrounded scoring inside. On the outside, the guards did their part to score in transition, and to attack the Bulldog’s man defense with passes into the paint. Siera Edwards dished out 6 assists to
go with 6 points, while Hailey Luce chipped in 8 points off jumpers. N.C.’s backcourt off the bench contributed as well. Nevah Navarro sank Big Blue’s only three for the night. Alyssa Ramirez, Jaron Falcon, Danielle Irwin, and Jennifer Huddleston all rounded out the night’s scoring with 2 a piece. The Panthers got a bit banged up in their 62 - 28 victory over LaPryor, but they still managed to hold their opponent to under thirty points for the night, which is a big plus. N.C. next turns their attention to the Junior College Tournament, their first tournament of the season.
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Junior High UIL Academic Meet By Sponsor Laurie Williams
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 4th and 5th, Nueces Canyon Junior High students attended the District UIL Academic Meet in Sabinal. Nueces Canyon was well represented with 32 students attending. Other schools represented at the meet were Sabinal, Brackettville, La Pryor, Charlotte, and LacklandStacey. When all competitions were finished, Nueces Canyon had placed second in the meet. Thanks to all students who participated in the meet for all your hard work. Also, thanks to all teachers who were sponsors of the various events. Nueces Canyon Junior High Academic UIL Participants The following students placed at the Junior High UIL Academic Meet. Congratulations to the following: Impromptu Speaking- 7th Grade 1st place- Nicole DelaRosa 3rd place- Mia Chavez Impromptu Speaking- 8th Grade 5th place- Wesley Harmon 6th place- Josh Rodriguez Oral Reading- 7th grade 1st place- Nataliah DeLeon 2nd place- Jacob Harmon 5th place- Amanda White Oral Reading- 8th Grade 1st place- Gabrielle Irwin 3rd place- Savannah Amine 2nd place- Tyanna Schexnider Modern Oratory- 8th Grade 1st place- Brandee Jones 2nd place- Nick DelaRosa Calculator Applications-7th Grade
4th place- Mia Chavez 3rd place team: Mia Chavez, Xavier Acosta, Jacob Harmon Calculator Applications-8th Grade 5th place- Joana Valenzuela 2nd place team: Joana Valenzuela, Destiny Tinsley, Anthony Martinez Dictionary Skills- 7th Grade 4th place- Miranda Pena 6th place- Caroline Boyle 3rd place team: Miranda Pena, Caroline Boyle, Brittney Pannell Dictionary Skills-8th Grade 2nd place- Cami Morgan 4th place- Destiny Tinsley 2nd place team: Cami Morgan, Destiny Tinsley, Arron Gonzales Editorial Writing- 8th Grade 6th place- Caitlin Boatright Listening- 7th Grade 2nd place- Amanda White 5th place- Nataliah DeLeon 6th place- Tori Carabajal 1st place team: Amanda White, Nataliah DeLeon, Tori Carabajal Listening- 8th Grade 3rd place- Caitlin Boatright 5th place- Jayden Aguilera 1st place team: Caitlin Boatright, Jayden Aguilera, Jordan Phillips Maps, Graphs, & Charts- 7th Grade 3rd place team: Nicole DelaRosa, Angelica Jackson, Micah Vernor Maps, Graphs, & Charts- 8th Grade 2nd place- Arron Gonzales 3rd place- Caitlin Boatright 6th place- Wesley Harmon 1st place team: Arron Gonzales, Caitlin Boatright, Wesley Harmon
Mathematics- 7th Grade 5th place- Amanda White Mathematics- 8th Grade 3rd place team: Zeneida Galindo, Destiny Tinsley, Jordan Phillips Number Sense- 7th Grade 4th place- Mason Hicks Number Sense- 8th Grade 2nd place- Caitlin Boatright 2nd place team: Caitlin Boatright, Wesley Harmon, Destiny Tinsley Ready Writing- 7th Grade 4th place- Hayli Karnes Ready Writing- 8th Grade 4th place- Joana Valenzuela Science I- 7th Grade 6th place- Xavier Acosta Science II- 8th Grade 6th place- Josh Rodriguez Social Studies- 7th Grade 3rd place- Tori Carabajal 6th place- Micah Vernor 2nd place team: Tori Carabajal, Micah Vernor, Xavier Acosta Social Studies- 8th Grade 2nd place- Nick DelaRosa 3rd place- Joana Valenzuela Spelling- 7th Grade 1st place- Hayli Karnes 6th place- Miranda Pena 1st place team: Hayli Karnes, Miranda Pena, Brittney Pannell Spelling- 8th Grade 3rd place- Nick DelaRosa 3rd place team: Nick DelaRosa, Josh Rodriguez, Aspen Winston The following students attended the District Meet: 7th Grade : Xavier Acosta, Caroline Boyle, Tabitha Boyle, Tori Carabajal, Mia Chavez, Nicole DelaRosa, Nataliah DeLeon, Jacob Harmon, Mason Hicks, Angelica Jackson, Hayli Karnes, Brittney Pannell, Miranda Pena, Megan Sifuentes, Lina Sosa, Micah Vernor, and Amanda White 8th Grade : Jayden Aguilera, Savannah Amine, Caitlin Boatright, Nick DelaRosa, Zeneida Galindo, Arron Gonzales, Wesley Harmon, Gabrielle Irwin, Brandee Jones, Anthony Martinez, Aspen Winston, Preston Nevarez, Jordan Phillips, Josh Rodriguez, Tyanna Schexnider, Destiny Tinsley, Joana Valenzuela, and Cami Morgan
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Nueces Canyon Elementary students traveled to Sabinal to compete in the 2012 UIL academic meet. The students participated in competitions that ranged from mental math skills to oral reading. The elementary campus sent 38 students to the competition and these students brought home 129 medals and ribbons. The students scored 464 points for the campus, which resulted in a first place finish over the six schools in the competition. These students did an outstanding job and a huge congratulations goes to the students for their hard work, all the teachers and aides that coached the events, and the parents for helping their students practice at home. The students that competed in
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NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Leakey Last Tuesday, the Prowling Panthers squared off against another opponent donning red, the Leakey Eagles. Only the Varsity took to the hardwood in Leakey. The Eagles were short-handed and fresh off changing sports, but they put up a valiant effort against the Panthers, especially for the first half of play. Leakey drained two back-to-back two-pointers to set the tone and go up 4 - 0. N.C. countered by doing a good job of trying to keep the pace up-tempo and working for easy buckets.
However, there are no real easy buckets for the Panthers when they have to go up against the size advantage of the Eagles. That facet of the game seemed to effect N.C.â€™s shooting early. The Panthers missed too many 2footers and shot an embarrassing 26 % from the foul line. Even still, N.C. went into halftime up 33 â€“ 18. In the second half, N.C.â€™s pressure took its toll on Leakey. The Eagles ran out of gas as the Panthers continued to sprint the floor on offense and defense. The
Canyon allowed only four points in the entire second half from their opponent. In turn, every Panther got on the scoreboard. Senior guard Kyra Sifuentes led all scorers with 13 points. Abbey Falcon notched a doubledouble with 11 rebounds and 10 points. Guards Siera Edwards and Hailey Luce each chipped in 8 points. Edwards also caused problems on the defensive end with 8 steals and dished out 5 assists. Guard Nevah Navarro drained two from downtown, while Danielle Irwin made two
the second half outscoring the young Panthers 11 â€“ 5 but the resilient Panthers would get the victory over Sonora by final score of 23 to 15. The second boysâ€™ game of the evening would see the both teams going back and forth in a fast paced contest. The Panthers roster consisted of six players, Nick DeLaRosa, Preston Nevarez, Zavey Acosta, Wesley
Threadgill, Winston Walker, and Landrie Williams. For a detail list of awards earned by these students, please visit the district website at www.nccisd.net. Way to go, Panthers! Pictured Nueces Canyon Elementary Academic UIL Participants Display their Awards
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Junior High Boys Basketball Report Last Thursday the Nueces Canyon Panthers boys â€œBâ€? and â€œAâ€? teams played host to the Sonora Broncos. The first game of the evening for the boys featured five players, Kyle Ramirez, Jacob Harmon, Mason Hicks, Aaron Gonzales, and Caleb Baker. The Panther five would race out to an early 110 lead and take an 18 to 4 halftime lead. Sonora would battle back in
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jumpers from closer range. Junior posts Ashley Harmon and Nikki Milliorn knocked down 6 points. Finally, Alyssa Ramirez, Jaron Falcon, and Jennifer Huddleston rounded out the action with 2 points apiece. Ramirez was also generous with the ball, doling out 7 assists from the point position. The final score was 65 -22 for N.C.â€™s first victory on the season. The Lady Panthers will join the Panthers this Friday when they take on Comstock in their first home game of the season.
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Harmon, Anthony Martinez, and Joshua Rodriguez. At halftime the Panthers would trail 23 to 32 and in the second half Sonora would outscore the Panthers 33 to 22 to see the final tally in favor of Sonora 65 to 47. The â€œBâ€? team Panthers have an overall record of 2-2 on the year and the â€œAâ€? team has an overall record of 2-3 on the year. The Nueces Canyon Jr. High
boysâ€™ basketball team will have played their last game before the Christmas break on Monday but results were not available as of press time to make the paper. Coaches Aguilera and Rubio are very proud of the effort his year exhibited by the young Panther Jr. High Basketball teams. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!!
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There were a number of opportunities to get into the season in Sabinal this past week. On December 13, the Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church of Uvalde presented their special “All Is Well” at First United Methodist of Sabinal. Following the presentation, a light meal was served in the fellowship hall. Sunday morning at First Methodist, the children’s choir performed “Ring the Merry Christmas Bells”. That evening the Wednesday Bible News Club held their version of the birth of Christ. A visit with Santa, and cookies and punch, followed the performance. At First Baptist Church, the combined choirs from Central Christian and First Baptist presented “One Small Child”, also on Sunday evening. They were under the
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direction of Zac Sims, Sabinal ISD Band Director. Prior to the performance, Betty Jo Harris led the congregation in singing several carols. Solos were sung by Glenda Hollingsworth from Quail Springs and Glenda Story from Sabinal. Following the presentation, refreshements were served. Sharing with others was done differently. Earlier in the season, Central Christian prepared and delivered boxes from all over our area to San Antonio to be delivered on up the line to Operation Christmas Child, a part of the Franklin Graham ministry. First Baptist collected unwrapped gifts to go to the Baptist Children’s Home in San Antonio. First United Methodist gave to the Angel Tree project, which delivers gifts to local children. Yesterday was open house at First State Bank Sabinal branch. Busses delivered the children for a picture with Santa most of the day. On December 23, Kathy Miskimen will be a special guest at First United Methodist, presenting classical music prior to the service which begins at 11 am. On December 24, a candlelight service will be held at Central Christian and at First United Methodist beginning at 6 pm. Both are open to the public. Today from 11 am to 2 pm, the Sabinal Senior Citizens will hold their Christmas party and bingo. Please bring a salad or dessert and a bingo prize if you like and join them in celebrating the spirit of Christmas.
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On Thursday, January 3, the Sabinal Civic Club will meet in the Meadows Reading Room of the Sabinal Public Library at 4pm. Sheri Rutledge will present the program on Healthcare Today. Hostesses are Janet Hines and Mary Sanchez.
Senior Citizens building are really going up fast. Walls are already being put in place. They should be completed and ready for rent or sale by the end of January.
The City workers will be running late with trash pick-up following Christmas. They will be picking up trash Wednesday through Friday. If you have any questions as to when your trash will be picked up, contact City Hall at 988-2218. City Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesay the 24th and 25th. They will be open 1/2 day, 8 to 12 Dec. 31 and closed January 1 all day. Sabinal Civic Club Christmas Lighting
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Grand Champion Decorations of All: Marie and Oscar Contreras-SE corner of San Antonio Street and Dunlap Avenue Businesses: 1. The Tx. Ranch house Kathy Barber—201 East Fisher Ave 2. Brown’s Deli—Center Street 3. Uvalde Bank—Center Street Apartments: 1. Helen Martinez and Michelle Milam— 606 East Kennedy Apt. 7-8 2. Joseph Valles and Lexx—606 East Kennedy Apt. 15 Residences: West Ward 1. Martha Gonzales and Smiley Palacious— 518 West Rheiner 2. Sandra Castann—3111 Hwy 127 3. Mary Ann Hobard—812 San Antonio Street Residences: East Ward 1. Henry and Cathy Lutz—219 East James 2. Robert and Yolanda Samaniego –118 Austin Street 3. ( tie)Liz and Warren Massey-- 412 East Cullins and Chuy and Delia Flores-- 401 North Austin Residences: South Ward 1. Maurico and Janie Contreras-- 402 May Street 2. Peggy Pepper—614 South Zavala 3. Maggie and Larry Lopez—312 Hwy 90 Thank you to all the people who decorate for the holidays and make the town of Sabinal look Merry and Bright. Thank you also to the three secret judges who did an excellent job! You know who you are! Sabinal Civic Club
The two new homes adjacent to the Sabinal This event is not played like traditional chess, but is a form of the game. Students compete by completing a series of puzzles with the same objective, to checkmate the opponents king. Students must figure out as many different puzzles as they can in a 30 minute time period. After time, judges will add up points based on how many puzzles were solved correctly by a competitor. Whoever earns the highest score, wins. Competition levels are broken up by different age groups, grades 2-3, 45, and 6-8. There are individual and team
medals awarded. This year Sabinal’s Middle School competed in the event with three different teams in grades 6-8. The students in the 6th grade team are: Candace Allen, Zachary Paul, Miles Williams. Students in the 7th grade team are: Luke Davis, Marllowe Story, Tre Tristan, Douglas Willis. Students in the 8th grade team include: John Gonzales, Kayleigh Karre, Sarah Miller. The teams were coached by Mrs. Karre, a fourth year UIL coach and middle school teacher. All three teams placed high in competition receiving two first place and one second place team awards. Mrs. Karre says she is very proud of all the students. They worked hard and did a great job.
City of Sabinal Regular meeting December 10, 2012 Mayor Louis A. Landeros, Jr called the regular meeting of the Sabinal city council to order at 7:00 p.m. On December 10, 2012 with the following aldermen, staff and visitors present: Mike Nuckles, Nancy Alvarado, Chuck Van Pelt, Alma Martinez, Eloisa Muniz, Jesus Reyes, Anita Herndon, Betty Jo Harris, Aaron Martinez, Rose Alvarado, Luciano Castaneda, Santiago Contreras, Jr., Ken Cave, Israel Martinez and Monty Benson. Rosalinda Musquiz was absent. Betty Jo Harris led the invocation; and Mayor Landeros led the pledge to the United States flag. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Alvarado, all five voted to approve the accounts payable and interim payments as presented. Anita Herndon gave the municipal court report for November, noting that the court collections are $1,055.07 Over budget. Jesus Reyes gave the police report for november, noting that all officers have been attending continuing education classes and ads have been placed for another full time officer. Muniz asked if the officers are staying away from giving citations when the speeding violation is under ten miles and hour. Reyes indicated they are except in school zone violations. Martinez felt like there is a lot of speeding on highway 90. Reyes indicated that it does seem that way since the department of transportation has raised the speed limits in the city limits Gabriel A. Martinez gave the public works
report for November and indicated that it is possible that the city will have to go into stage three water resetrictions if useage does not decline soon. He says the city probably will not reach the thirty-five percent decline in useage the Edwards Aquifer is mandating. They are working on the new garbage truck to find a problem with the brake lights. Betty Jo Harris gave the financial reports for November, noting that the Texpool report had not been received. The bank account for the general operating fund is rising, due to a slow start in property tax collections. Nuckles asked about the Family Dollar Store. Landeros indicated that the environmental survey is the hold-up at this time. Landeros stated that the contract with True Energy has been completed and signed at a rate of .058 cents per kilowat, better than expected. On a motion by Nuckles and second by Van Pelt, all five voted to approve the minutes of the November 13 and 26, 2012 meetings. There were no citizen comments. Mayor Landeros and Ken Cave spoke on the fines from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. After several conversations between Cave and Heather Brister, we have been assured that there will be a reduction coming (unknown amount) on the $14,034.00 Fine. The city will pay off the old fine from the previous plant, stopping further charges for annual fees. Nuckles assured Aaron Martinez that he
has complete confidence in him-nothing to worry about. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Nuckles, all five voted to split the city’s sixteen votes for directors of the Uvalde County Appraisal District. Eight votes will be for Federico Flores and eight votes for Javier Flores. Resolution 12-16. The police chief has not had opportunity to complete the traffic survey on the Pickford/ Tyler and Tyler/Houston intersections. Ken Cave went over his proposal for professional services regarding the wastewater plant operations and reporting. All will be done with the standard $85.00 Rate. The question will be on the next agenda. No meeting will be held on December 24, 2012. On a motion by Muniz and second by Alvarado, all voted to adjourn at 7:50 p.m.
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Former Ranger Hen Baker Became A Legend In His Own Way By Irene Van Winkle
When it came to upholding the law in the west, the reputation of heard droning his cynical and pithy comments along the streets in honor and respect held by the Texas Rangers was mostly earned. the saloons. After being credited with forty pounds of bear grease at There are, however, always exceptions to the rule, and in the early Schreiner’s, his congenial personality pervaded the Favorite Saloon days of Kerr County, one man who had worn the badge with pride like a noisy crow in a corn field, while he smelled like a squeezed became a legend in his own way — as a feared and dishonored out pole cat, and looked worse, his nature awaited arousal like a renegade. rattlesnake dozing on a rock. Though paved with noble beginnings and honorable intentions, the “‘Walter, I hope you never have any trouble,” he said, with an air of a story of Henry “Hen” Baker (1850-1934) also included numerous veteran, addressing the bar keep, Walter Peterson, ‘but if you do, just indictments, a murder conviction, and eventual banishment from the get you two or three good witnesses,’ he continued with the proper Hill Country. Hen may not have been large in stature (just 5 feet 7 nasal emphasis; ‘it don’t make any difference about lawyers.’” inches). Nonetheless, the blue-eyed, mustached man cut a formidable Between 1880 and the turn of the century, when Kerr County still and intimidating figure — called everything from a tender-hearted had plenty of open range, Doc Steel worked as a hide and animal patriarch to a heartless killer. Yet his tombstone at Nichols Cemetery inspector. The job entailed having a full familiarity with cattle brands reads, “God Bless Our Father.” and marks. He always had a challenge when inspecting whatever According to Hen’s relatives, it was written as a posthumous homage Hen brought in. by the family who loved him, and who had Whenever Hen and Volney (V. B.) Snodgrass sworn to do everything in their power to help would run hogs together, Hen’s swine always him. Nowadays, the family’s feelings are came up with the heads missing by the time mixed, but some of them have agreed to let they got to town. This, of course, meant that his story be told. the ear-marks which identified the hogs’ Ingram resident Eddie Baker Jr.’s father, owners, were also gone. When asked why Hen Eddie Sr., was Hen’s son. At 73 years of never kept the heads on, he retorted, “Because age, he has started to tell his stories. His the heads didn’t get fat.” father was 51 years old when he took Eddie Renowned Texas folklorist and author, J. in, and Eddie Jr.’s eyes well up recalling his Frank Dobie (1888-1964), included Hen in his childhood. 1964 book, “Cow People,” as well as featuring “I’m telling these stories because they’re the him in newspaper columns. ones I heard as a little boy from an old man In “Cow People,” Dobie painted Hen as an who raised me,” he said. “That was my dad.” outspoken and glib cross between a slick His mother, Ruby Sampley, was 30 years operator and man of simple taste. One episode younger than his father, and when the couple involved an incident at the Menger Hotel in split up, Eddie went to his father, and his San Antonio as he and other men sat down to sister, went to Ruby. Eddie only found out eat with their employer, Gus Schreiner. about another brother, Walter Menn (or “They sat down at a table, everybody careful “Pete), a few years later. Eddie, Sr., lived to a of every movement. A handwritten menu hearty 93 years of age, despite having had a Once a Texas Ranger, seated at far left, Henry “Hen” brought by a waiter was passed around, the Baker (1850-1934) is surrounded by his family, who very difficult life. novelty of it more pronounced to the guests devotedly loved and supported him through his later Charlotte Jeffers and Susie Lehne of Hunt years, even after he was sent to prison (and later than what it offered. All waited for Mr. Gus are children of Jesse Ivy and Dorothy Schulte pardoned) for killing his son-in-law. He is shown with Schreiner to order first. He ordered quail on Baker, and grandchildren of another of Hen’s his wife and the first five of seven children. In his lap toast. Hen Baker was next to him. He looked sons, Ivy, and his wife Lena Caroline. Susie is baby daughter Jessie Etwell, and behind him is son at the waiter and said, ‘I’ll take that too and, Edward (Sr.). Next to Edward is William Monroe, and lives on their grandfather’s original land on at rear, far right, Emma. In front, are son Ivy, and to if you don’t mind, I’d like some coffee.’ Long Merritt Road, and Charlotte lives nearby. his right, is Hen’s wife, Sarah “Sally” Lucinda Coker, afterwards Hen Baker used to tell of this Eddie Jr. said he and his father lived behind who died at age 48 dinner at the Menger Hotel. ‘And you know,’ the old place in a tent for five years after he’d say, ‘when the waiter brung in that quail WWII, until he joined the Marine Corps to fight in Korea. on toast, it warn’t a damn thing but a little old pa’tridge on a slice of The family has generously shared much of the information for this scorched lightbread. No meat and not a thing fried.’” story, also gleaned from old photographs, newspaper accounts, court In the deaths of Thomas Ledman (a case indicted in 1874), and of records, books, stories and other sources to fill in the details. Newt Merritt (in 1893), Hen was found not guilty on both murder Other family members, however, have not been forthcoming, perhaps charges. hoping that his misdeeds might remain cloaked in the shadows of the An angry exchange between Hen and Newt involved Hen’s pet pig. past. Charlotte said that Hen’s story needed to be told, the good along Charlotte said that the pig “followed Hen around like dog.” with the bad. One day, after Hen left the pig at home, he returned to find her dead. “No matter what anyone says about him, my great-grandfather Someone later asked Hen what happened to the pig, and Hen replied, deserves that,” she said. “Whatever else he did, Hen Baker always “Some SOB shot her.” looked out for his own and his family would do anything to help When Newt, who witnesses at the murder trial swore hated Hen, him.” heard what Hen had said, he confronted him, saying, “I heard you Susie agreed, adding that “right’s right and wrong’s wrong.” called me an SOB.” According to his obituary, Hen was born in McNary County, Hen told him, “I didn’t say you killed my pig. I said whoever killed Tennessee, the second of 11 children of William Alfred Baker and my pig was an SOB.” Angry, Newt then apparently slashed at Hen’s his wife, Sarah Ann Burks. horse, cutting the halter, as he was leaving. Hen promptly took out Author Bob Bennett, in his book “Kerr County, 1856-1956,” said his gun and killed him. Bolstered by the history of animosity between that William Alfred was a Scotsman who had spent a short time in them, Hen was acquitted on the basis of self-defense. Tennessee after crossing to America. There was a large migration to It was, however, the violent death of Dudley Laurie, that finally the Texas frontier, so the Bakers joined the influx. Meanwhile the spelled Hen’s undoing. family grew, with Hen’s siblings Bill, Frank and Tom (who fought Eddie Jr. said he knows from his father what really happened. in the Civil War), plus Josephine (Gage), Andrew, Jess, Tom, Sam, “One day, Hen was over at the Morrison Saloon,” Eddie Jr. said, Nathan and Peter Calvin. Tom died as a young man after coming to “whose back door backed up to the back of Fawcett Furniture, and Kerr County. was across the street from the Schreiner home and the old Post Office They arrived in Kerr County in 1866 with William, Henry and on Earl Garrett. Dudley had gotten drunk and beaten up his wife Andrew, settling in the Turtle Creek area; Nathan and Peter were (Etwell). He came into the saloon and had a pistol in his hand, and born afterward. Not much is known about Hen’s youth, although his walked up to Hen, saying, ‘I guess you heard, but I whipped your trapping skills served him well throughout his lifetime. daughter. Grandpa turned around and pulled out his pocket knife and While in his teens, Hen signed with the Texas Rangers. Records tabbed him right in the heart. Dudley went out back of the saloon, show that Hen served with several companies. It is known from a through the yard and into Fawcett’s Furniture, and dropped dead muster roll record in Kendall Co./Boerne that Hen was a private inside the store.” from August, 1870-May, 1871 in Captain John W. Sansom’s Frontier In 1916, Hen’s oldest son, William, wrote an impassioned letter in Forces, and a corporal in Samuel J. Williams force of the Provisional the Kerrville Mountain Sun, in full support of Hen: State Troops, Co. A, from October-November, 1871. His service “I was disappointed and heartbroken as I visited the Kerrville jail this with Neal Coldwell’s Frontier Battalion lasted from June-December, week to see my father, who for 1 year 2 months and 17 days had been 1874. there, and to my great surprise found that his case had been affirmed As a Ranger, Hen reportedly killed the Comanche chief who had and he had been carried away to serve a 25-year sentence in the State kidnapped Clinton and Jeff Smith, two white brothers, near Bandera. penitentiary without my getting to see him before he left.” He participated in a vicious skirmish at Lost Valley, as documented After describing Hen’s aging condition, he continued: in the Handbook of Texas Online: “I have sacrificed every thing that I owned on earth for him and have “Lost Valley is famous as the home of rancher, James C. Loving allowed myself and my family to go hungry to pay his lawyers. ... I and the Loving Land and Cattle Company. The area also acquired was only trying to help my dear old crippled father who for many a reputation as an ‘Indian Death Trap’ because of the frequent years has been a citizen of this county, also an old Ranger, who was engagements between Indian raiders from the Indian Territory (later here in the early day and helped to kill Indians in this country. He Oklahoma) and Anglo-American settlers in the valley. Perhaps the also has helped every sheriff to run down outlaws ...” most famous encounter occurred in July, 1874, when a company of Saying that he was not bitter toward anyone, William also implored Texas Rangers dispersed a band of Apaches, Kiowas and Comanches people to reflect while they sat comfortably and safely in their led by Lone Wolf. The Indians hoped to regain the valley, which had homes, and to remember Hen as he pined away in prison, and his once been populated by herds of buffalo.” family. William died in 1928 from eating tainted meat. When called upon, Hen also worked as a deputy for Sheriff John Hen’s friend and Captain, former Texas Ranger John W. Sansom, W. Vann. Texas Ranger records detail one weapon Hen carried, a wrote to Hen in Huntsville. The letter, dated March 8, 1918, was in 45-caliber Colt “Alaskan” double-action. In a 1969 Y-O Press book, response to Hen’s plea for help. Sansom said he had appealed for “A Pictorial History of the Texas Rangers,” compiled by Charles a pardon to then-Texas Governor, William Pettus Hobby, on Hen’s Schreiner (III) and his wife Audry, Robert Berryman and Hal F. behalf. He added a few nostalgic and reflective notes: Metheny, Hen’s biography was less than laudable, as shown here: “Henry, those Indian fights were long ago and we are both very much “His experience on the right side of the law evidently didn’t make changed since those days. I have been very sick — was taken sick much of an impression on him for he hardened in his old age. Hen with Grippe before Xmas and on the 4th of Jan. collapsed and had always stayed in trouble, but his dry wit and sharp reasoning usually pneumonia. I came nearly crossing over, but the Lord spared me.” kept him out of jail. ... He served time for stealing some wire, and Apparently, Sansom’s support, and that of others, bore fruit. In when asked about wire theft, he dismissed the matter as ‘a little October, the Houston Post ran a small blurb, reporting that Hobby hardware deal.’ Hen’s worst problem was the little value he placed on had granted Hen, by then more than 70 years of age, a pardon from human life. It is not known how many men he killed, but the people the 25-year sentence on the condition he no longer live in Kerr of Kerr County got tired of it and sent him to the pen for killing County. Dudley Laurie, his son-in-law. While at the Huntsville prison, Hen On Aug. 13, 1924, Hen was present for a historic photo that was was made a trustee, and soon killed another man. He was eventually taken during the fifth reunion of the Texas Ex-Rangers Association given a conditional pardon with the understanding that he was not to held in Menard. At least 48 members had registered to attend. The return to Kerr County.” Frontier Times ran a story that October about the event: In 1878, Hen married Sarah “Sally” Lucinda Coker, and the couple “The old boys were royally entertained for three days, and besides proceeded to form a large family: Will Monroe, Emma, Eddie (Sr.), the members of the Old Guard who were present thousands of people Ivy, Jessie Etwell, Charlie and Verlie. Sallie died of “dropsy” at the were there from different parts of the state. A great barbecue was age of 48 while in New Mexico, where she was buried. given, at which more than two tons of meat was barbecued. It was a Clara Watkins’ revised version of Bennett’s book includes a vivid great gathering, and old boys of the frontier greeted comrades they narrative about Hen, excerpted here: had not seen in half a century.” “Hen talked through his nose — as though both adenoids and Hen lived out the remainder of his years in Menard, stricken with articulation were yet to be discovered, and at night he could be paralysis 17 days before his death.
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O B I T U A R I E S Ruth Vickery
(December 7, 1923 - December 11, 2012) Ruth Vickery, age 89, of Kerrville went home to be with her Lord on December 11, 2012. Ruth was born December 7, 1923, in Bivins, Texas, the youngest of eight children of O. H. K. and Ruth Handley. Growing up in the country in East Texas, she learned early the realities and joys, as well as the strong Christian values as a member of Bethsaida Y Baptist community. She graduated from Atlanta, Texas High School at age 18, and soon went to work as a telephone operator in Dallas, Texas. In 1943 she met and later married John Harden Vickery, sharing 59 wonderful years together, prior to his death February 6, 2002. Following a number of years in Civil Service work, she worked as a realtor in San Antonio and the Hill Country for several years. Ruth is survived by her older brother Jack Handley and his wife Theresa of Reno, NV; her niece Ann Deane and her husband, Rev. Edmund Deane of Murchison, TX; her niece Delores Fleming and her husband, Bob Fleming of Titusville, FL; her niece Karen Binks and her husband Jim Binks of Reno, NV; her nephew Larry Handley and his wife, Staci of Boerne; her nephew Dwayne Handley and his wife Margaret of Odessa; her nephew Jim McDonald and his wife, Claudia, of Dallas; her nephew Charles McMichael of New Boston; and her nephew Jack Meyer of Jefferson, Texas. Ruth was a long-time member of Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville, and an active member of the Agape Sunday School Class there for a number of years. A time of Visitation was held Thursday, December 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Grimes Funeral Chapel, 728 Jefferson, in Kerrville. The interment was at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery on Friday morning, December 14, at 9:45 a.m., with Reverend Edmund Deane officiating. The memorial service was held at Grimes Funeral Chapel, in Kerrville on Friday afternoon, December 14, at 2:00 p.m. in Kerrville, conducted by Reverend Dean Burleigh and Reverend Chris Christopherson of Trinity Baptist Church, Kerrville. It is requested that memorials in her name be made to a charity of one’s choice. Deep appreciation is expressed to the caregivers and Odyssey Hospice nurses for the wonderful care that was given in her final months. For those unable to attend the service, a memorial guestbook may be signed at http://www.grimesfuneralchapels.com/send_condol.htm. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.
An account has been bet up at First State Bank of Uvalde for the benefit of Meagan Ward for funeral expenses for Joby. Joby left behind a wife and two beautiful little girls Taylor and Haylie and son Joseph Sanchez. Please make donations at the local branches or mail to P.O. Box 869, Leakey, Texas 78873
Marsha Kaye Wright (October 1st, 1950 - December 14th, 2012)
(January 2, 1928 - December 10, 2012)
Marsha Kaye Wright, age 62 of Leakey, Texas went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, December 14th, 2012, at her residence. Marsha Kaye Wright was born on Oct. 1st, 1950, in Pipestone, MN to Bernard and Emma Jasper. Marsha graduated from Pipestone High School and Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. Marsha went on to get her counseling certification and worked at Hazelden Foundation in Center City, MN for 16 years. During that time she met her loving husband Dan Wright. Together, they built Renegade Eyewear and traveled the United States in their RV selling sunglasses at bike shows for the past 13 years. They found their “piece of heaven” near Leakey, TX and enjoyed their lives together here. The two of them were happiest dancing down the highways on their Harleys. Marsha will always be loved and remembered for her caring spirit. Marsha was one of the most aware, sensitive and caring people you could ever know and was more concerned about helping her many loved ones than her own needs. She had a unique gift of lifting people’s spirits and helping them see the beauty in this world. Marsha has left her influence on every life she has touched, especially her children, nieces, nephews and cousins. She will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. Marsha is survived by her loving husband, Dan Wright of Leakey, TX; mother, Emma Jasper of Woodstock, MN; sons, Eric Reichenberger of Osceola, WI, Gabriel Wright of Leakey, TX, Michael Timo of Chetek, WI; grandchildren, Alex Breezley, Daniel and Seth Wright, and John Timo. Marsha is also survived by her brother and sisters, Marcy and husband Will Langstraat of George, IA; Susan Jensen and husband Brian Livingston of Slayton, MN, Betty and husband Bruce Johnson of Butterfield, MN; Randy and wife Cindy Jasper of Pipestone, MN; Beverly Bradburn and husband J. J. Avila of McAllen, TX; brother–in-law, John Wright of Chetek, WI; nieces and nephews, Terri Borman, Kristi Simonsen, Ben Jensen, Natalie Tourtelotte, Ellen Presnail, Jill Johnson, Blair Jasper, Blake Jasper, Blain Jasper, Ian Bradburn, and Forrest Wright. Marsha was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Jasper and grandparents. Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Leakey, with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey
Fran Price, born on January 2, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, passed away in her Leakey, Texas home on December 10, 2012. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mal and Michael Wally of Leakey, and her daughter-in-law, Linda Pond of Londonderry, New Hampshire. Living in many different places throughout her lifetime, Fran felt very fortunate to be a Texan and live in Leakey for three wonderful years. She was an important and much loved part of “Wally World”. A vivacious and caring woman, Fran lived each day to the fullest and never failed to bring a smile with her or to someone else. Under the care of her daughter Mal, son-in-law Michael and the extraordinary capabilities of the Uvalde Hospice Team, Fran Price lost her battle with dementia. Without the care and expertise of the Hospice Team, the journey would have been unbearable. Per her request, funeral services will not be held. She also requested her body be donated to The University of Texas Health Science Center for research, giving as much in death as she did in life. We will miss you, Ms. Fran!
Wholesale Murder Wholesale murder in this country has happened so often that it seems to have become common place, just a sign of the times. It is and always has been totally un-acceptable, but it happens all to often, just the same. Last Friday, the news was filled with the horrendous, almost un-believable carnage of the Connecticut school shootings. Which came on the heels of the December 11th’s mall shootings in Oregon. This was not the first school shooting and certainly not the first mall shooting. Some of the schools include, Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and of course, the tower shootings at the University Of Texas. There have been mall shootings in a number of places such as, West roads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Washington, Independence Center in Kansas City and Trolley Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. According to an ongoing tally kept by the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, the United States has been experiencing an average of around 20 mass shootings each year. Throughout the years these shooting come and go, unless you and I were somehow touched personally, they have a tendency to become forgotten, unless something like last Friday’s tragedy jogs our memory. I did a little research for both of us, lest we forget. August 1966, a top the tower at the University Of Texas, in Austin, a former student shoots and kills sixteen, wounding thirty-two. March 1998, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Westside Middle School, four female students and one teacher killed,
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shooting at a downtown barroom, 17 wounded. Also that month, 24 year old James Holmes kills twelve and wounds fifty-eight at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. August 2012, The Sikh Temple in Wisconsin was attacked by a white supermacist, leaving six dead. Man has been killing his fellow man since the dawn of time, it seems to be in our DNA. I don’t believe that anything can be done to stop it! Gun control is not the answer! Guns do not kill people, people kill people! Before there were guns, people killed each other with whatever was handy, rocks, whatever.
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THE HAND OF GOD…
By Elaine Padgett Carnegie
It is the season for Miracles and this year I received one. I have been inspired by something that has happened to someone I know and care very deeply for. I am going to tell you of the experience, because once again it shows how the power and amazing grace of our God specializes in doing what we can only believe is impossible. It makes me think of the show “Moses” that starred Charleton Heston. The part when he sojourned, cast out by his people—alone and walking all that time in the desert. He collapses on the oasis…a strong and vital man, broken by the circumstances in his life. (Some were his fault and some were not) Then the announcer says in that deep and resonant voice, “Now the mettle of the man is ready for the hand of God.” That always meant something to me because it is always when we have fallen and cannot get back up by ourselves that the Spirit of God calls to us and lifts us…opens our very soul to shine for us that first tiny beam of life—among the ashes of our yesterdays. HOPE Do you remember the story of Saul? “Saul was eager to kill the Lord’s followers. He requested letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, he wanted to bring the followers, both men and women—back to Jerusalem in chains to their deaths. As he approached Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. He fell to the ground and their came a voice, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?” “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked. And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting! Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” The men with Saul stood speechless, for they heard the sound of someone’s voice but saw no one! Saul picked himself up off the ground, but when he opened his eyes he was blind. So his companions led him to Damascus and he remained there, blind for three days and did not eat or drink. To make a long story short Jesus sent a man named Annais to heal his blindness. Annais was afraid because Saul was a mass murderer of the people who served the Lord. But Jesus said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument! What an instrument Saul became. Jesus had so completely
and powerfully changed Saul’s heart until he became a child of God and healed and converted many souls. As a bible story that is a very powerful message but to see that same Hand of God in action…in the present living day is the most inspiring and faith lifting thing I have ever witnessed. To see a person who had literally given up on life…begin to blossom into something better than they had been in the first place. From that dark place inside of us all… where none dare tread. Drugs, alcohol, self medication that make the nothingnesss easier to bear when the pain has been too great and too deep... Depression follows with some or all of its curses…tiredness, deep, deep, sadness difficulty concentrating, not being able to enjoy things and just not caring about life, then the very strong feelings of guilt or worthlessness, anxious all the time, avoiding other people, especially those closest to you, helplessness and hopelessness, believing everyone is against you, sleep problems, loss of appetite. The persons mind is now even more clouded dealing with the imbalances that occur from the dwindling spirit of the man and the physical effects of the alcohol and drugs in the mind and body. It is a spiral that many people never find their way out of, it is the very bottom of the soul! Then comes that tiny trickle that soon becomes a flood… I saw this person for the first time in a while and the first thing I noticed were the eyes, filled with humor… then the smile…that sweet, real smile that truly touched the eyes. Then when he spoke of the healing of the Lord in his life and heart, I understood. It was as if God had given me…personally me…a gift. A gift of Faith and Love that I could see and touch and feel. God has shown his faithfulness to me many, many times in my life, but this time He has shown me a miracle…as true as any miracle ever wrought by the Spirit of God. I just don’t have the words to impart to you the change in the spirit of this person, and maybe I am not supposed to have those words…just the knowledge of what He has done.
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ELAINE’S EATERY RECIPES BY ELAINE PADGETT CARNEGIE BACK TO BASICS…CHRISTMAS ENTRÉE AND TABLE DÉCOR.…
By Elaine Padgett Carnegie
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Hope these last few weeks of recipes have added to your big day and most of all…be sure to remind your children of the very important birthday we commemorate with this day. Happy Birthday Jesus!
CHRISTMAS BRINED HAM
4 cup(s) kosher salt 2 cup(s) sugar 6 quart(s) cold water 1 cup(s) black peppercorns, crushed 5 ounce(s) Thai or serrano chiles, stemmed and finely chopped 8 whole(s) cloves 4 cup(s) ice cubes 1 (18-pound) bone-in fresh ham with skin 2 cup(s) low-sodium chicken broth In a large saucepan, combine the salt and sugar with 2 quarts of the water. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat, stirring to dissolve the salt and sugar. Pour the brine into a very large pot. Stir in the peppercorns, chiles, and cloves. Add the remaining 4 quarts of water and the ice and stir until the ice has melted and the brine is at room temperature. Add the ham, skin side up; the skin does not have to be submerged. Brine the ham in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Preheat the oven to 400°. Remove the ham from the brine and brush off the peppercorns and cloves. Set the ham skin side up in a roasting pan and let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Roast the ham for 1 hour; turn the pan and add 1 cup of water halfway through. Reduce the oven to 300° and roast the ham for 2 1/2 hours longer, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 150°. Transfer the ham to a carving board and let rest for 30 minutes. Strain the pan juices into a saucepan; skim off the fat. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cut the skin off of the ham and break it into pieces. Thinly slice the meat and serve with the jus and crisp skin.
Maple Sugar–Ginger Roast Pork
2 1/2pound(s) boneless pork loin roast, tied 2 clove(s) garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoon(s) maple sugar (see Tips & Techniques) 1 1/2teaspoon(s) finely grated fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon(s) crushed red pepper 2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil Blood orange slices, red currants, and sprigs of mint for garnish, optional Using a small, sharp knife, make thin slits all over the pork loin roast and slip a garlic slice into each one. In a small bowl, mix the maple sugar with the ginger, salt, red pepper, and olive oil. Rub the paste all over the pork, wrap it well in plastic, and refrigerate overnight in a small roasting pan; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before roasting. Preheat the oven to 450°. Roast the pork for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 400° and roast the pork for about 35 minutes longer, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°. Transfer the roast to a cutting board and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Discard the string and carve the pork into thin slices. Arrange on a platter, garnish with the orange slices, red currants, and mint, and serve.
Harissa-Crusted Pork Crown Roast
1 (8 1/2-pound) crown roast pork, tied, bones frenched 7 dried New Mexico or pasilla chiles (1 1/2 ounces), stemmed and seeded 2 dried ancho chiles (1/2 ounce), stemmed and seeded 5 large garlic cloves, 4 cloves thinly sliced 3/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt 1 1/2teaspoon(s) ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon(s) caraway seeds 1 loaf(s) (1 1/4-pound) seeded rye bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 8 scallions, sliced crosswise into thirds and thinly sliced lengthwise 16 dried Turkish apricots (5 1/2 ounces), quartered 3 tablespoon(s) golden raisins 1 1/2cup(s) low-sodium chicken broth Freshly ground pepper Remove the pork from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, cover the chiles with hot water. Let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chiles and 1/2 cup of their soaking liquid to a blender. Add the whole garlic clove, 6 tablespoons of the olive oil, 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the coriander and caraway. Blend until smooth. Transfer the harissa to a small bowl. Spread the rye-bread cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for 12 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Transfer the bread cubes to a large bowl. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the scallions and the sliced garlic and cook over moderately high heat until the garlic is lightly golden, about 4 minutes. Add the mixture to the bread cubes and toss; add the apricots, raisins, and chicken broth, season with salt and pepper, and toss again. Transfer the dressing to an 8 1/2-by-11-inch baking dish and cover with foil. Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the pork on the baking sheet and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Roast the pork for 30 minutes or until the outside begins to brown. Spread 1 cup of the harissa all over the roast. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes longer, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the roast reaches 145 degrees. Remove from the oven and let the roast rest on the baking sheet for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, bake the stuffing in the oven for 15 minutes, until warmed through. Preheat the broiler. Transfer the roast to a cutting board. Drizzle any pork juices from the baking sheet over the dressing. Broil until crisp on top, about 2 minutes. Slice the pork between the ribs and serve with the dressing. Drizzle with any juices left on the cutting board. Pass the remaining harissa at the table.
TIPS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE
How to lay a casual table correctly: The table needs to look inviting but organized and have enough space for the host to lay out any platters or serving dishes in the centre. The fork is on the left, knife on the right and a napkin or bread and butter plate is to the left of the fork, at around 10 o’clock. Always make sure the wine glass and drinking glass are positioned to the right, at around 2’o clock’ of the dinner plate. The dinner plate is the centre of the setting, but if you are serving an entree or salad, you may wish to add a smaller plate on top of the larger dinner plate and serve all the food communally in the centre of the table for people to help themselves. How to lay a formal table correctly: A formal dinner table setting is used when there are multiple courses and you really want to splash out to make Christmas special. You need to have enough matching cutlery and crockery settings for each course. To create ultimate elegance at your formal gathering, add matching flowers, a guest note card or keepsake, and a wine charm to each glass. Seats are generally assigned, so a handwritten place card or personalized setting is perfect. Hosts should always sit at the end of each table as a courtesy to the guests and party. Another nice touch is to tie a beautifully wrapped, small Christmas gift to the back of each chair for some added surprise. The glassware. Red wine is served in larger balloon-style glasses to white wine, and it is the wine glass that should sit above and slightly to the right of the knife. A soft drink or water glass will go directly above the knife’s tip. The champagne flute will go behind the wine glass. Cutlery is important and the general idea is that the main course fork and knife will be the largest items in the setting. Then you place the cutlery for the first course on the outer edge and the dessert cutlery inside the main course cutlery. Think from left to right: entree fork, main fork, dessert fork â€”dinner plateâ€” dessert spoom, main knife, entree knife, to help visualize the setting! How to create the perfect kids’ table for Christmas: If there are enough children attending Christmas lunch or dinner - three or more, for example - it might be better to allow the kids their own table where stern relatives can’t frown at the mess they make or the children’s less-than-perfect table manners. The kids table can have all the mismatched cutlery and crockery you want. Hey, if you haven’t got enough chairs and table, it could even be a picnic rug out in the backyard. The object of a children’s table is that kids can enjoy their meal as much as the adults. Ask one of the older children - ideally the eldest or even a teenager - to watch the children at the table. Have a special gift for them as a reward for being the ‘table babysitter’. Often, grownups get talking and the children need or want something. If nobody is paying attention to the children, there can be a lot of whining involved, which isn’t fun for anyone. Lay butcher paper over the table for the children to colour in on. This gives them something to do while they wait for their meal. Alternatively, you could put out coloring pages or books and leave these on the table with some pencils or crayons.
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RIVER FLOWS AND WELL REGISTRATION continued from front page
On the west prong of the Frio River the weather is not having quite the same effect on the flows, the Rancho Real crossing had a flow of 4,146 gpm compared to a flow of 5,501 gpm last month. The Kent Creek crossing also had a slight decrease since last month with a flow of 602 gpm this month down from a flow of 679 gpm last month. It seems that there
must have been a little more precipitation on the east prong last week. The crossings are still looking “OK” but as I stated earlier we need a significant rainfall event very soon. Nueces River flows were also taken on November 17th and they too showed similar results as that found on the east prong of the Frio River. McDonalds Crossing was at 7,206 gpm this
month compared to 6,356 gpm last month. The Nueces River Dam on Highway 55 south of Camp Wood had a flow of 12,676 gpm this month up from 8,790 gpm last month. I am surprised these crossing are up; the rain gauge at my office only showed around 0.2” of rainfall for last week and that is being generous on the reading of the gauge. The water
is still down considerably at this location and the old crossing is still out of the water. Remember to do your part and conserve we are still not out of the drought. The forecasters are continuing to say we should have a wetter fall and winter, but they are not always 100% accurate as we all know.
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The Hill Country Herald P.O. Box 822 Leakey, TX 78873 Phone: 830-232-6294 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE Hay Grazer Hay at Hamman Ranch Call for pricing and availability 830-232-5493 FOR SALE 65 inch Hitachi TV, perfect condition $550. Call (830) 232-4557 FOR SALE BY OWNER 62 ac. 4 miles from Garner, 2 Story house with 2 with wells, 2 protein feeders, 6 corn feeders, apple orchard, lots of wildlife $620,000 financing available call (281) 732-6666
FOR SALE 2 Lane Recliners Coca Fabric only 2 yrs. old $100 each, Futon - Metal Frame Blk. $100 call 830-232-4685
READERS: THESE ARE DIFFERENT PLOTS THAN ADVERTISED BEFORE! FOR SALE: Two cemetery plots in the Leakey Floral Cemetery (Old Section) $500 each call 830-275-0540 or 210-854-2765
FOR SALE BY OWNER Triple Wide Mobile Home w/ 2 car Garage/ Workshop 1.5 acres with strong private well $140,000 call 830-232-5493
Seasoned Oak Firewood Also Oak and Pecan BBQ Wood (830) 232-6241
NEW AT FRIO BEST TREASURES & MORE located in the Old Theatre Building, Leakey, Texas AXIS Hide Old Small Drop Leaf Table Old Small Vanity 830-279-2289
1. Yore 5. Curved masonry construction 9. River duck 13. Horrible looking 14. Uncommon 15. Impressive display 17. Snare 18. Leg joint 19. Saltwater 20. Religious doctrine 22. Seaweed 24. Betting ratio 25. Up to now 26. Shout 28. Paddle 30. Large woody plant 31. Written record of events 32. Summit 35. Security group 38. Wan 39. Vine with evergreen leaves 40. Not present
DEADLINE MONDAY 5:00 p.m.
ONLY 20 CENTS PER WORD!!!
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41. Gratuity 42. A great distance 43. Annoy 44. Male red deer 46. Smother 48. Cereal grass seed 49. Sense organ 50. Ale 51. Jinx 52. Singe 53. Perform 56. Reverberate 59. Scintilla 61. Lesser in scope or effect 63. Mentally responsive 65. Ceremonial staff 67. Wander 68. Pester 69. Metallic element 70. Notion 71. Liberate 72. Look after 73. Transmitted
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of glass 2. Concur 3. Angle 4. Variety 5. Biblical boat 6. Make resentful or angry 7. Wicker fish basket 8. Part of a shoe 9. Restaurant bill 10. Mistake 11. Desiccated 12. Bring ashore 16. Affirmative 21. Novice 23. Consortium 27. Fish 29. Historic period 30. Attempt 31. Circuit 32. Petty quarrel 33. Ellipse 34. Funeral mound 35. Brace 36. Askew 37. Receive something
FOR RENT- MINI STORAGE $30 AND UP!! 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290
FOR RENT FOR RENT Beautiful 1500 sq. ft. home in Saddle Mountain, Leakey. Awesome views, $700 months plus deposit. Call 713-449-1411 or 281-570-4498
STORAGE FOR RENT
8X10 $40 * 10X12 $50 ASK ABOUT OUR DISCOUNTS!! Call 830.232.4091
Unique Opportunity for Aggressive Broker or Agent · Frio Canyon Properties office of Texas Land & Ranch Co. · Located next to the Bank in Concan.
· Commission plan will be negotiated to suit your income objectives.
· Contact Morris Killough 210-415-9850, or Jim Fuchs 210-413-3939
given 38. Domestic swine 41. Seaman 42. Atmosphere 44. Understand 45. Cab 46. Large body of water 47. Limited period of time 50. Lighthouse 51. Gymnastic apparatus 52. Gaze 53. Positively charged electrode 54. Gathering of witches 55. Delicacy 56. Consume 57. Musical notation written on a staff 58. Take heed 60. Leave out 62. Part of the eye 64. Golf peg 66. Conclusion
No Credit Cards Accepted
Answers page 7
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SAVE A CHILD REPORT CHILD ABUSE Abuse and Neglect
Hotline at 1-800-252-5400
»Prop#4/Frio Pecan Farm mngd rental with 2b/ 2ba, covr’d porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, 7000sf pavilion w/comm. kitchen, Frio Rvr common area, Lg custm BBQ, nice location & great hill country investment! $175,000 »NEWProp#09/City lot 0.726 w/nice dbl-wide & lg accessory bldg. w/2 half baths,slab fndtn. No city zoning so possible comm.or residential. 1 blk off Hwy 83, walking dist to school & shpng. OF avail. List $149,000 »NEW Prop#14/Lot 6, Spring Hill Subdv., Leakey, 3.22 ac,Nice Tx rch style with 3b/3ba, two 1/2ba, wd flrs,FP,opn flrpln,split design,pool,arbor,outside entrtng,surround snd inside & out,lg mstr,carprt & unique country décor.2012 taxes $4,396.61 Owner LREB List $350,000 »Prop#11/Nice 30 ac TBS hunting tract in Standing Rock Diamond Rch. Lot 193 located just east of Hwy 41 for good access. 3 blnds,3 feeders,sm cab.,water coll syst, & 1 bow stand.Great Price: $65,000 » Prop#12/Lot 19, Canyon Oaks Subdv., Un II in Concan. Great vacation 2b/2ba hm with great space, natural light, cvr’d prch,huge stg, pvd circle dr. B&B allowed for great investment! List:$185,000 » Prop#15-25+/- acres in Real County. 12 miles west of Leakey on Hwy 337. UNRESTRICTED. Deep well, electricity, hunting cabin, water storage tank. 2 blinds, 3 feeders, abundant wildlife. Ag exempt! $132,500 »Prop#21/Gorgeous views offered on this 21 ac. Tract with unfnshd 2000+sq 3/2 hm w/frplc. Excel for horses, less than 5 min N. of Leakey. Finish w/ your own personal touches. Great price $339,500 » Prop#32/Hidden River Rch, 265 gorgeous ac w/ 3/4 mi West Frio Rvr & both sides! Mt views,level topog,wildlf,3 hms,6 wtr wells,8 stall hrse barn, & soooo much more! Endless possibilities. Exclusively listed $4,900,000 »NEW Prop#35/Lot 73, Rio Park Estates “Canal Circle”, 1.06 ac, 3b/2ba hm with guest qtrs, carport, fenced yard, utility rm, built-ins, tile flrs, central air/ heat & apprx 1438sf. Priced to sell!! List $149,500 » Prop#42-.3.2 acres in Springhill Subd.Beautiful lot in a gated subdvv.teleph, city wtr,& elec.Lg trees & views of the hill country, great location & bldg sites. restr. to protect your invest. O.F. terms 10% Dn,7.9% for 15 yrs:List Price $70,000 » Prop#46-Leakey Hills 38.5 Ac, Tr 32, Co Rd access, barn, cabin, stg shed, well, electricity. & Hunting! Very desirable area for hunting & with well & elect.on site, you’re set for the new season! Must see! List Price: $140,000 » Prop#47-/5.22 ac w/beautiful 3/2 hm. All you COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR COMPLETE LISTS OF PROPERTIES, CHECK US OUT ON THE WEBSITE OR SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE!
want or need in a hill country setting, perim.high fncd, fruit, huge pecan trees, 3 bay barn/wkshp located just inside the city limits of Leakey. Fncd yrd, screened fnt prch & game rm/extra guest qtrs. Appt needed. $229,000 » Prop#59 SPRING HILL SUBDV, Just W of Leakey, Tr13, 3.76 Ac Undergnd utilities, gorgeous views, nice hardwoods, easy restr. HOA, paved access & good location. Priced to sell $79,500 » Prop#64/44.33 acres: Ideal hntng prop. Rancho Real I. Heavily wooded w/ lots of oak.1 rm cab w/ 40’ tower blind makes this unique. Rggd & remote yet 2x2 can access..6 dr feeders, ’86 4x4 Bronco,& camp trailer to convey. NOW$89,900 O.F. Avail! 10%Dwn, 9%, 15Ys » Prop#71/Wooded 368+ ac rch loaded w/natv wldlf & exotics. LOA provides wldlf exemp. Views & cabin site, All wthr subdiv rds,wtr & gme mngt by LOA. Edw Co.,Elect avail, LOA dues $3 p/yr. Priced to sell! $550,000.00 » Prop#79/ 1 to 100 ac avail. for comm. retail, dvlopmnt or resd.Hwy 83 frntg, High visibility, city wtr! Great opportunity. 1 ac on Hwy $75k, all acreage behind W hwy $7,500 p/ac or buy all ac & hwy frntg at $1.5 mi. O. F. Avail! 20%dwn,6%intr, 15 yrs!! » Prop#84 5 & 10 ac tracts in THE RIDGEExperience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ prvte access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/BBQ pavilion. Ea offer undrgrnd utilities, mtn views, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This gorgeous restricted subdivision offers great building sites for your dream home, retirement or vacation get-away. B&B allowed so take advantage of this new development. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Tracts are selling fast! Check out our website for current sales! Prices start $87,500 »Prop90/1.19 ac hm site in the prestigious gated community of RiverTree. Crystal clear Frio River is still flowing in spite of drought. Lot is heavily wooded & at the end of the st between two beautiful Hill Country homes. List price: $109,950 » Prop95/10 mi west of Leakey, 20.10 ac hntng tract is located 1.5 mil off RR337. Abundant wildlife include white tail,axis deer, hogs, aouda & turkey. Unbelievably beautiful long views to the west!2 blinds feeders will convey. List $75,000 » Prop97/Lot 3, Blk 3, features 4.390 ac in the gated River Tree Subdv. The best feature of this property is the magnificent views of the mnt.Great for horses, river access, Water & elect. meters are in place, a septic system has been installed& two RV hookups.List: $129,900
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 Dub Suttle: Broker
MERRY CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT HARLEY’S!! Harley’s Hideaway
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LEAKEY CHURCH OF CHRIST INVITES YOU!!!
GOSPEL - 9TH GOSPELMEETING MEETINGJANUARY JANUARY6TH 5TH – 8TH
“IS YOUR FAITH, THE FAITH?” This is a question that must be answered by anyone who endeavors to make Heaven their eternal home. As people who fear God, we ought to be “truth seeking individuals. We endeavor to open up the Bible and simply tell the truth concerning the difference between man made faiths and God’s faith. This gospel meeting will begin on the first Sunday of the new year and will run through Wednesday. Speakers includes: Shawn Price; Brian Cadena; Justin Hopkins; Jim Word; Steven Patterson, Mel Hutzler. We pray that you show up with open hearts and open Bibles. For more information please contact Shawn Price at 210-315-0203 or visit us at www.leakeychurchofchrist.org.
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