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December 4, 2013 Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper!


♦ Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia and Surrounding Areas ♦


by Julie Becker

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Thanksgiving Lunch prepared by Doug Shearer and the Parkview staff at Parkview Riverside RV ............................ Page 11

“Playing For Food” Just One of Dickey Family Stories

J.D. Martinez announced this week that he will be running for the Real County Justice of the Peace Pct. 3, 4 &7 position. J.D. Martinez was born in Mercedes, Texas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley on August 29, 1950. He graduated from Weslaco High School in 1969. In 1975, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas

Pan American at Edinburg, Texas. J.D. and his wife Sylvia married in 1989. Together, they have five children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Sylvia currently serves as the Deputy Treasurer for Real County. J.D. and Sylvia are active members of St. Raymond’s Catho-

The 38th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will host the 1st Annual Tree of Angels Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00p.m. The event will take place at the South West Texas Junior College (SWTJC) Training Center, 403 Carter Street, Hondo, Texas 78861.This special event in December honors surviving victims of violent crime and victims’ families by making it possible for


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38TH Judicial District Attorney’s 1st Annual Tree of Angels 38TH Judicial District Attorney’s 1st Annual Tree of Angels December 7, 2013 at 1:00p.m

loved ones to bring an Angel to place on a special Christmas tree. It is our hope that the Tree of Angels allows us to remember, include, and support victims of violent crime. These innocent victims of crime are part of our lives and a part of the community. If you have any questions, please contact; Dalia M. Arteaga, Crime Victim Advocate 38th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, (830)7416187

Sabinal Perfect Sendoff

Leakey ISD student, Luke Merritt is pictured wearing his Real County Centennial T-shirt this summer at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. Luke was in DC on a People To People Leadership Ambassador program. We will continue to “Where in the World” series until the end of this year. We received several pictures this week for publication and don’t want to leave anyone out. If you have sent in your photo please let us know if you haven’t seen it yet. We no longer have Tee shirts available but do have Christmas ornaments, note cards and mugs. We have had a great time with this series and have garnered a tremendous amount of media coverage for our communities!

Leakey Merchants Prepare to host 3rd Annual Shopping Night

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The Christmas Story: Does It Still Matter? On Friday at 2 pm, the Sabinal Yellowjackets were given a big send-off for that night’s game to be played in C Marvin Gufstason Stadium in San Antonio against the La Pryor Bulldogs. Sabinal were the favorites however, the final score was thirty-five to twenty-seven and La Pryor was the victor. Their new opponent will be Falls City. We did observe a scout for Falls City taking notes at Friday’s game, so look out Bulldogs. From my perspective, I am always glad when no player is harmed in the game.

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Gov. Perry and Dr. Laffer Highlight Successful Policies to Create Jobs, Opportunity

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

Today’s Weather

High:84° Low: 52°

Loc�� Y��n� La�� C���e�e� F�� T�� Mis� T��� S�� Ant��i� Ti��� Meagan Prather of Camp Wood was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Teen San Antonio pageant competition that will take place on Saturday December 7, 2013. Meagan learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local San Antonio area. Meagan submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s San Antonio Pageant Coordinator. Meagan will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Meagan will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Meagan will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s San Antonio judging

panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition. If Meagan were to win the title of Miss Teen San Antonio, she would represent San Antonio and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida. Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist Meagan in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which will allow Meagan to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s San Antonio Pageant. Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Meagan may contact the Miss Teen San Antonio pageant coordinator, at 1-877-403-6678.

Festive food and fun for all….. The 3rd annual Making Spirits Bright shopping event is slated for Wednesday, December 4. Sponsored by the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce, over ten local merchants will have their doors open 4pm until 7pm offering discounts and special drawings along with complimentary festive foods for their customers. “This is an opportunity for local friends and neighbors to shop SMALL this Christmas season and support their local merchants. We look forward to providing complimentary food along with lots of fun for all,” says chamber President Kathy Hobbs, owner of River Rags and Rhinestones. Promoting support for small businesses during the Christmas season has been a national campaign for several years. Our canyon is economically dependent upon tourism for the most part. Support from our Leakey, Con Can, Camp

Wood, Utopia, Uvalde friends helps us tremendously during the holiday season. Participating merchants beginning south of Leakey are Dora’s Nursery, Canyon Charm, River Rags, Josh’s, The Mercantile, Catahoula Woodworks, Mill Wright’s Daughter, Ella Purls, Cold River Jewelry, Cold River Hardware, Piddles and Doodles, and Drips and Doodles. A traditional Community Candlelight Service will again be held that evening at 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church, Leakey. Pastor Mark Spaniel will assist Hobbs in coordinating the service. Please mark the date, hop in your sleigh December 4 and prepare to brighten spirits as we enter the Christmas season, reflect on its true meaning and spread some goodwill throughout our community.


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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Edwards County Commissioner’s Corner by Lee Sweeten

Thanksgiving has come and gone and most of us survived football, “Black Friday” and by the time you read this, “Cyber Monday.” Now we just have to make the mad dash to Christmas. During such a busy time it is always nice to be kick back and relax some with friends and family and that is just what many did on Thanksgiving Day. Over 40 people gathered a the Angel Wings Cafe to enjoy a good old fashion community Thanksgiving meal. This is the third year that Judy and her family opened their doors and gave back to the community. While the attendance was down from years past, the amount of food seemed endless with each person attending bringing a covered dish. I found myself wondering how I could sample so many main course items and still have room to sample all of

the desserts. Even though I tried, unfortunately I was unable to finish the task. Everyone in attendance had a good time and no one left hungry or without a take home plate. My thanks to Judy and her family along with the staff of Angel Wings Cafe for once again making Thanksgiving a great day for so many. If you attended, you know what I mean and if you did not, then there is always next year.... I do not think many people realize that 79.75% of the property in Edwards County

is under either Ag or Wild Life Exemption. Or that there are approximately 150 subdivisions in the County and well over half of the land in the County is held by absentee landowners.. How does that affect us? There are several concerns from water usage projected by the state to a low tax base. I have a mixed opinion on the issue. When it comes to water use, non of the absentee landowners are included in the state’s projection of future use and I have reservations relating to so many of the

subdivisions having Ag or Wild Life exemptions when the primary benefit to the actual property owner is a lower tax rate than many of us who live here. However, on the positive side businesses benefits as more money is spent in the community and the land under lease helps out local ranchers. I would say that the jury is still out on these issues.After eating way more than I needed on Thanksgiving and now belonging to the older generation, I believe this week’s quote from “Robert Orben” is appropriate. “Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.”As always, if you have comments on this article or other County related issues, feel free to contact me either on my cell (210) 912-8481 or via email at


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J.D. has over 27 years of law enforcement experience. He served as Chief of Police for the City of Weslaco for 12 years and upon retirement moved to Real County and went to work as a Deputy Sheriff for 3 years. J.D. continues to volunteer his time as a non-paid Reserve Deputy Sheriff providing prisoner transports. J.D. served 20 years in the Texas Army National Guard and retired at the ranch of Major. He is a proud Veteran of the Gulf War. He is active with the American Legion post where he serves as Post Adjutant. He also currently serves as 1st Vice President for the Leakey Lions Club. He currently volunteers his service to the citizens of Real County as the Emergency Management Coordinator and the County Veteran’s Service Officer. Martinez said he will serve the

citizens of Camp Wood, Vance and Leakey as Justice of the Peace with honesty, dependability and fairness. He commits to making himself available to all of his constituents and treat them with the utmost respect. Martinez said “I pledge to work with the Constable’s and Sheriff’s office to bring about fair justice to the citizens of Real County. I will work closely with the Nueces Canyon ISD and Leakey ISD to reduce truancy and address school disciplinary problems.” Martinez said in an effort to make himself easily accessible to all of the citizens of Pct. 3,4 & 7, he will maintain a satellite office in Leakey. He will have established office hours in both Camp Wood and Leakey. The primary election will be held on March 4, 2014.

Farm Service Agency NAP Coverage Available for 2014 Annual Forage Crops (Uvalde, TX), June 21, 2013 –Uvalde-Kinney—MaverickReal Counties USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Nancy Condit, announced that Texas FSA will offer Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for 2014 crops that are planted annually and used for livestock feed or fodder. The Risk Management Agency (FSA) recently announced a pilot program that offers a CAT level Rainfall Index-Annual Forage Insurance Plan to producers in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Because there is limited time for producers in these states to transition from NAP to the

new RMA pilot program, an exception was made that will allow the states to continue offering NAP coverage for 2014. However, NAP coverage will not be available for 2015 annual forage crops. Eligible producers can apply for 2014 NAP coverage at the Uvalde-KinneyMaverick-Real Counties FSA Office using form CCC-471, Application for Coverage. Producers must file the application and service fee by the Sept. 1, 2013 deadline. The service fee is the lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in

multiple counties. policy,” said Condit. “The past few years have Producers who meet the definition of a limited proved that natural disasters are unavoidable, resource, socially disadvantaged or beginning and producers can recover if they take the farmer or rancher can request a waiver of the necessary precautions to mitigate risks.” service fee. For more information about NAP, please NAP provides financial assistance to producers contact the Uvalde-Kinney-Maverick-Real of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss County FSA office at 830-278-9197 or visit of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters. “The easiest Shawn Streib Gray, Broker way for 830-232-4500 producers to protect their investment Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground NEWProperty 032: 492 E. Main in Leakey. Cute is to utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large 2BD/1BA on half acre lot w/large metal building. purchase an ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 End of road privacy. Just $79,900 Property 002: Gorgeous 4BD/4BA custom home Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water insurance

Acreage Reporting Dates for 2014 (Uvalde, TX) – November 20, 2013 – Uvalde-KinneyMaverick-Real Counties USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Nancy Condit announced that producers now have until January 15, 2014, to report crops that have a November 15, 2013, or December 15, 2013, reporting deadline without paying a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not grant a waiver so producers need to consult their crop insurance agent for deadlines for insured crops. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Uvalde-Kinney-Maverick-Real Counties FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline,” said Condit. The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for: January 15, 2014: Cabbage (planted 10/16 – 12/15) Fall oats (planted 8/1 – 12/15) Fall wheat, onions (planted 9/15 – 12/31) May 15, 2014: pecans, spring oats UVALDE Co – processing green beans, onions (Planted 1/1 – 3/31) MAVERICK Co – corn, sorghum, sunflowers July 15, 2014: UVALDE & KINNEY – corn, cotton, sorghum, sunflowers, annual forage September 15, 2014: cabbage (planted 7/15-8/31) The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed. • If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office. • If a perennial forage crop is reported with the intended use of “cover only,” “green manure,” “left standing,” or “seed” then the acreage must be reported by July 15th. According to Condit, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins. Additionally, producers can purchase both NAP and RMA coverage for 2014 annual forage crops. NAP coverage will not be available for 2015 annual forage crops. Late file fees will be assessed for 2013 crops reported after September 15, 2013, and 2014 crops reported after January 15, 2014. For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact the Uvalde-Kinney-MaverickReal Counties FSA office at 830-278-9197.

Gov. Perry and Dr. Laffer Highlight Successful Policies to Create Jobs, Opportunity Gov. Rick Perry and economist Dr. Arthur Laffer today contrasted the conservative fiscal principles that have helped Texas become a national leader in job creation with those that have burdened families and businesses in states like California. The governor spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Competition and the States: California vs. Texas luncheon, where Laffer unveiled a new study comparing the governments and economies of the two states. “Texas vs. California is a pivotal contrast in a debate that really speaks to our nation’s future,” Gov. Perry said. “Just as we have in recent years, Texas continues to outperform California in terms of employment rate, growth in output and gross domestic product. We also continue to dominate in terms of population shift, which is about as clear a sign of quality of life as you can find. That’s because it’s the answer to the most basic question: Where would you rather live?” According to Laffer’s study, the bigger and more intrusive government becomes, the more it harms the economy. California is one of the highest taxed states, with the highest income and capital gains taxes in the nation. Texas, on the other hand, is one of the lowest taxed states, with zero income tax or capital gains tax. In addition, unlike California, Texas is a right-to-work state. This model of low taxes, smart and predictable regulations and fair courts has helped Texas become one of the strongest state economies in the country, and helped the Lone Star State gain seven Fortune 500 company headquarters from 2001-2012.

“The differences between California’s and Texas’ economic policies and performances couldn’t be more stark,” Laffer said. “Texas has a low-tax, business friendly environment. California has punitively high tax rates and seems to put up every possible barrier to entry for business. Texas is welcoming more and more companies, jobs and people each year, while California is desperately trying to build a wall to keep its companies, jobs and people from fleeing to greener pastures. The people have spoken.” Texas’ population and economy are booming, as businesses and families from high-tax states move to low-tax states that have jobs available and that allow them to keep more of what they earn. As noted in Laffer’s study, Texas has had a net adjusted gross income gain of $14.7 billion over the past six years, while California lost $19.2 billion. Additionally, California has the highest percentage of its population on welfare, while Texas has the fourth lowest. Texas also has significantly less poverty, and has maintained a significantly lower unemployment rate. Texas’ strong jobs climate continues to receive national recognition. Earlier this year, Texas was named the best business climate by Business Facilities Magazine, most competitive state by Site Selection Magazine, and best state for global trade by Global Trade Magazine. Chief Executive Magazine has also ranked Texas as the best state for business for nine years in a row through their annual survey of CEOs.

at 482 Camino del Rancho in Concan on 6+ acs. $595,000 HUGE REDUCTION Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 Property 007: 1570 sq. ft. 3/2 on 5+ acs. Great workshop w/extra living quarters. 435 RR 337 West is a MUST SEE. $196,000 NEWProperty 008: Rancho Real hunting tract. 25.61 acres, about 100 yds. from elec! Views, not too hard to access. $60,183 Property 009: First time on market!!! 1220 ft. of STUNNING Frio River front with 6.271 acs., large home, abundant outdoor entertaining areas overlooking river, apartment, metal barn, 2 older cabins. Beautiful, manicured grounds, oak trees…MUST SEE. $1,300,000 Property 010: 2.61 ac. lot on county rd. just 2 mi. east of Leakey. Covered w/oaks, city water & elec. avail. Great home base for RV! $69,000 Property 011: Very nice 1.2 ac. lot ready for your RV in Frio River Place. Central water & elec. in place. River Access. $92,000 Property 012: Cute 2/1 cabin in Concan sitting on 6.98 unrestricted acres w/Hwy. 83 frontage. Tons of potential! Just $156,000 Property 013 : 96 Canyon Oaks Dr. in Concan. 3BD/3BA 1792 sq. ft. home. Great rental potential $238,000 END OF SEASON REDUCTION Property 014 : TEXAS TUSCAN! Stunning 4/2 home on 10 acs. w/pool, outdoor kitchen, extensive landscaping, Utopia ISD. $369,000 Property 015: Nice 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. Water meter in place, elec & phone run across front of lot. $49,000 REDUCED POSSIBLE O.F. Property 016: 3BD/2BA on nearly 1⁄2 ac. @ 525 Davis Place in Twin Forks. Beautiful river park and nice, spacious home. $129,000 PENDING Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $498,500 REDUCED!! Property 018 : 1304 sq. ft. 2BD/2BA on nearly 1 ac. in Reagan Wells. Access to 100+ acs. and over a mile of river! Must see! $115,000 Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! Cypress Bend in Concan. Rentals OK!!! Great views & river frontage!! 3BR/3BA $499,000 Property 020: 75+ac. in Concan! No restrictions, end-of-road privacy. 4/2 mfg. DW home, guest cabin, studio. tank.24507 N. Hwy. 83 $595,000 NEWProperty 021: 3 view lots in Canyon Oaks—Concan, TX! 1+ ac. each. Water & elec. available, nightly rentals OK. $39,000 Per Lot Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED Property 023: Log cabin on 7+/- acs. Deer Creek Estates. Seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $10,000 buyer credit! $125,000 REDUCED Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $109,000 REDUCED Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system& elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 030: Rancho Real, 10 ac. of remote land. 4x4 needed. Great hunting or recreational tract. Pretty flat topography. $32,500 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED

& elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 NEWProperty 034: 21.62 ac. of rough, rugged country! Great for hunting. 4x4 needed to access. Gorgeous views. $54,050 Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development $7,000 per ac. PENDING Property 036: 8.65 acs. In Shady Oaks. Private yet minutes from town. Lots of big oaks. Electricity available. $69,000 Property 037: 5.3 ac. in Deer Creek Estates. HUGE oak trees and views. Gated entry & private paved road access. All useable land. $64,500 Property 039: Beautiful & spacious 4Bd/3Ba on nearly 1 ac. in Twin Forks. Super floor plan, covered porch, newer constr. $225,000 Property 040: Newer rock home in River Tree. Heavily treed lot, unique touches throughout, outdoor fp, GREAT river park. $259,900 Property 041: 24.63 acs. Hunting property w/rugged access. 4x4 required. Non-working windmill well. No elec. $49,260 PENDING Property 042: Estate size lot in The Ranch. Huge Oak & pecan trees, ag. Exempt, underground elec. Frio access. NICE! $181,000 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 Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 Property 048: 3BD/2BA nice brick home w/ workshop & barn. Emerald Oaks Subdv. 103 Laurel St. $275,000 Property 051: 3/2 ROCK home on 5+ acs. w/ Patterson Creek frontage& no restrictions. Close to town, great views. $265,000 REDUCED Property 052: 5+ acres just West of Leakey. Fronts on John Buchanan Rd. Bldg. site faces east and is ready to go! $52,500 Property 053: 130+ acs. In Concan. Bear Creek Rd. Both sides of Bear Creek, partially fenced. NO Restrictions. Development Potential. Property 054: Palo Verde Ln. Nice 3/2 mfrd. Home on over 1⁄4 acre lot. Oak Trees and fenced yard. $79,900 PENDING Property 055: Two adjacent lots in Emerald Oaks Subdivision. Each lot is 1/2 acre. Very nice area. $22,500 EACH Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 057: 10 ac. in Rancho Real. Flat to gently rolling and very secluded. Must have 4x4 for access. Only $40,000 Property 058: 39 ac. in Rancho Real. Big views and great hunting. 4x4 is a MUST to access this property. $79,960 Property 059: Lot #260 in Twin Forks. Very close to Cathedral Park and the beautiful Frio River! Water & Elec. available. $25,000 Property 060: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lot 6+ ACS.w/Frio Access. $133,140 Property 061: 3BD/2 1⁄2 BA home PLUS guest house! Newly remodeled. Investors should take a look! $150,000 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 NEWProperty 066-068: 3 adjacent tracts in Deer Creek Estates—Rio Frio, TX. Beautiful homesites with views! 9-12 acs. $9,000 PER AC


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November 17-November 30, 2013 GALBAN, CHRISTOPHER ,48 W/M, Concan, Texas, A/O CARR, Violation of Pretrial-Poss of Controlled Substance (Uvalde County Warrant) $15,000 Surety Bond; SCOTT, SHAWN, 41 W/M, Leakey, Texas, A/O CARR, Possession of Controlled SubstanceUnlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon-Possesion of Drug Paraphernalia-Possession of Marijuana, $20,000 Surety, $10,000 Surety, $299.00 Fine, $2,000 Surety; FONTENTON,JONATHAN, 21 W/M, Camp Wood, Texas, A/O SHERIDAN, DISORDERLY CONDUCT - PUBLIC INTOXICATION $345.00 Fine / $500.00 Fine; MUSQUIZ, SHANNON, 23 W/F, Camp Wood, Texas, A/O GASS, COMMITMENT JP FINES; PIPER,ROBERT WESLEY,37 W/M, Camp Wood, Texas, A/O SHERIDAN, Criminal Trespass (B), Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Public Intoxication $3,000 Surety, $1000, Surety, $1,000 Surety; MUSQUIZ, SHANNON, 23 W/F, Camp Wood, Texas, A/O GASS, COMMITMENT JP FINES; BRANSFORD, BRANDON R., 18 W/M, Ingram, Texas, A/O GRAHAM, Poss Marijuana, Poss Drug Paraphernalia, Minor in Possession $2,000 Surety, $299.00 fine, $299.00 fine; HENRY, KEITH ALLEN, 18 B/M, Kerrville, Texas, A/O GRAHAM, Poss Marijuana, Poss Drug Paraphernalia, Minor in Possession $2,00 Surety, $299.00 fine, $299.00 fine. Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Don Gass, Deputy Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report November 17, - November 30, 2013 11/17/2013 @ • 024 responded to a business alarm on South Frio St in Camp Wood • 1616 responded to a residential alarm on US 83 South • 1647 responded to a motorcycle accident on Ranch Road 337 East 11/21/2013 @ • 734 responded to South Highway 83 for a report of loose cattle on roadway • 1448 responded to the 300 block on Highway 83 south for a disturbance

11/22/2013 @ 015 responded to the 500 block of East 4th Street in Camp Wood for a loud noise complaint 11/23/2013 @ • 1016 responded to 209 East 6th St in Camp Wood for a welfare concern • 2240 responded to 500 block of East 4th St in Camp Wood for a loud noise complaint 11/29/2013 @ • 2138 responded to the 500 block of East 3rd St in Camp Wood for a report of trespassing •





Please Join Your Local SouthWest Texas Patriots For A Christmas Celebration Featuring: Lela Pettinger Regional Director for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Before joining forces with Ted Cruz, Lela was herself a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012. She has been an outspoken advocate for pro-life, profamily, and other Christian values. She was our featured speaker for the Religious Freedom rally in Uvalde. Please don’t miss this opportunity to hear her inspirational words regarding standing up with boldness for our freedoms and celebrating our God–given rights This is a potluck, so please bring something to share December 10th (Tuesday) 6:00 pm First State Bank 200 E. Nopal Uvalde, Texas For more information, please contact either: Terri DuBose (830-279-2263) or Maggie Gunn (830-261-0778)

Thank You to the community that I love! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers, love, cards and thoughts of recovery! Leakey is my home and it IS where my heart is! Thank you to everyone who helped with and bought from the fundraiser to help me with expenses. My family and I will be forever grateful for your support. We love and cherish each of you! Barbara and Conrad Elmore and Family



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

Frio Canyon EMS November Calls Frio Canyon EMS, Inc. November Report: In Nov. we had 13, 911 calls: 7 calls were from local Residence. 6 calls came from visitors 7 were Illnesses & 6 were injuries We transported 7 patients: 5 were flown to San Antonio by either AirLife or AirEvac 1 patient was taken to Uvalde Memorial Hospital 1 was taken to Kerrville V.A. the VA will no longer be Receiving Emergency patients. 6 patients received assistance but were not transported. Medic’s answering the calls was Karen Barnum, Dianne Rogers, Steve Gray and Shelly Collins. Driver’s responding was Sheri Sollers and Mark Rutherford. We are still in great need for Medic’s and Driver’s. There is an EMTB class starting in Utopia in January. Classes will be held on Tues. and Thurs. and every other Saturday. If you wish to go and train the Frio Canyon EMS will help with expenses. Please call our office and talk with Sheri or Dianne. 830-232-5299

Thank you to all the friends and neighbors for their visits, drives to hospitals, caring for our home and dog, and food gifts recently during Herb’s hospitalizations and after he passed away. We especially want to say “Thank You” to Doug and Jeanette Parson, Geraldine Bridges, Charles and Kathy Carlson, Dough and Audrey Herron, Rosa Garcia, Jake Sanchez, Dan and Feve Morgan, Jimmy and Alma Albarado and their children, Nito and Marcie Guajardo, Baldemar DeLeon, Gary and Linda Overbay, and George and Beverly Strieb. We would also like to acknowledge the caring professional attention of the staff of Home Care Connections of Uvalde, especially, Pearla Rios, Leo, Ernestine, Priscilla, Toni and Adelia. And we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the medical staffs of Utopia EMS, Da Vita Dialysis Center of Kerrville, Methodist Hospital of San Antonio, and Sid Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville. All of these people helped make these challenging times include precious memories that remind us how important it is for us to live each day to the fullest. And in Herb’s words, “Have a good day and a better tomorrow.” Love, Betsy Polgue and Holly, Dan and Jakeb Kurth

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LISD Christmas Concert The Leakey High School Band will be holding a Christmas Concert on Monday, December 16. This concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Buttler Gymnasium at the Leakey School District. This concert will include the 4th grade recorders playing “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Jolly Old. St. Nick.” The 5th grade band will be performing “Rolling Along,”

”Hot Cross Buns,” and “Go Tell Aunt Rhodie.” The 6th grade band will be playing “Jingle Bells,” “Listen to our Sections,” When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Old MacDonald,” and “Hard Rock Blues.” Students in the 6th grade band will also be performing solos, if they feel courageous enough. The High School Band will be performing “Deck the Halls with Chips and


Three special events are planned for the Devil’s Sinkhole Society and the Rocksprings Visitors Center during the next two month period. 1-The Society will hold its Christmas Open House for the public Monday, December 16, from to 2 to 4 P.M. Come enjoy some cookies and other goodies as we celebrate the season. 2-On January 1 at 1 o’clock, the Society will hold its third annual America’s First Day Hike, an invigorating way to start the new year. The hike follows the rarely available Ancient Aquifer Trail. There is a $10 charge and hikers should be at least ten years old. 3-Members will have our Annual Meeting and pot luck at 5:30 P.M. at the Visitors Center, Tuesday, January 7. During November and December, the Devil’s Sinkhole Society only offers day and motorcycle tours to the state natural area. The Rocksprings Visitors Center is open, however, Wednesdays-Sundays 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. (excluding Thanksgiving Day and most of Christmas week.) Birding and nature walks will resume in January. Bat tours begin again May 1. The Rocksprings Visitors Center can be reached at 830683-2287 or by e-mail at All tours begin at the Visitors Center, located at the southwest corner of the Rocksprings town square. Nearby Kickapoo Cavern State Park (830) 563-2342 continues hosting its wild cave tour each Saturday by reservation and visitors can access the park for other activites Fridays through Mondays.

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Salsa” and “Bless Us Everyone.” The combination of the High School Band and the 6th grade bands will be performing “Ode to Joy.” The Elementary Choir will be singing “Little Drummer Boy,” “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” and “ I’m Getting Nothing For Christmas.” Please come support the Leakey School students and their wonderful talents!

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Leakey ISD Attends First Annual Spanish Spelling Bee in San Antonio by Ivan Martinez Leakey ISD Spanish Teacher

The first annual Spanish the opportunity this Spelling Bee contest took represented for many place on Saturday, November students and their 9th, 2013, at Region 20, in parents. “Adults San Antonio. Kerry Haupert, involved in the Educational Specialist, spelling bee see how it Bilingual/ESL, described the symbolizes something event as: “an opportunity to larger. To the students, encourage them to see how they it’s mostly a test of can use their bilingual skills nerves and something in a new way and a fun way to they’d like to win”. A meet other students with similar test of nerves it was! interests”. Although the fear This event was a milestone of public speaking for three Spanish speaking was present, the girls students at Leakey ISD. Dulce showed confidence th Martinez, 6 grader, and and professionalism on Carmen Elena Coreas and stage. They represented Karla Martinez, 5th graders, their school and made up the group of brave community well. and motivated students who Vara-Orta’s attention Spanish Spelling Bee Contestants from left to right: Karla Martinez, 5th grader, Elena Corea, 5th decided to take the challenge. grader, and Dulce Martinez, 6th grader. was caught by the For some of them, it was participation of our to prove to themselves and everyone that their first time participating in an academic school, “It’s an indication of the popularity they are capable of conquering their fears. It event, and it was their first time standing of dual language programs that participants was an opportunity to be great, demonstrate in front of a large audience. It was an in the Region 20 area will come from some their bilingual abilities, and it was an overwhelming experience, but with hard districts that are predominantly Anglo opportunity to represent their school and work, encouragement from teachers, or suburban, and even rural ones such as community. friends and family, and plenty of practice Leakey ISD in the Hill Country”. We had Francisco Vara-Orta, a news reporter for the girls became excited and confident. a warm welcome at the competition, and I the San Antonio-Express News wrote They understood this was more than just a assured them that they can count with us for an article on this subject where he noted Spelling Bee contest, it was an opportunity next year’s competition.

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Hill Country Herald Page 5

The Dale Nance Memorial Scholarship Fund By Coach Brandy Sweeten

Nueces Canyon High School is happy to announce that thus far, just over $1,000.00 has been raised in one night’s proceeds with last Monday’s Nueces Canyon and Leakey JH Basketball game. All gate money, concession funds, and donations brought in more than expected on a busy night of basketball where the home crowd was treated to 3 out of 4 victories and half time entertainment provided by the elementary P.E. classes. In addition, community youth had the opportunity to sign up for Little Dribblers with a Leakey Hoops Registration booth on deck. Numerous people gave a helping hand to make the evening such a success. Billye Smith, Nancy Luce, and Norma Falcon were on hand to donate their time at the clock, book, and concessions area. Trudy Rollison and Justin Wills donated part of their pay-checks on a long night of officiating. Efren Hernandez and David Falcon grilled the burgers. Coach Marquardt and the FCA were generous

in donating pizzas and drinks. Velinda Sifuentes and Ben’s Beverage Barn chipped in with a donation of hamburger patties and pizzas as well. The Girls and Boys Basketball Teams donated concessions and held duty working the stand. Shelley, David, and Abbey Falcon were very much apart and certainly made their Mother and Grandmother proud by keeping Mrs. Nance memory alive and cherished. And finally the school would like to thank the numerous donations that came in. Thanks to a community effort, this scholarship fund truly honors the memory of a special lady in the community, and will be a sizable check for some future graduating scholar. If anyone who missed the evenings events would still like to donate, those funds can be accepted at either schools’ front office. Please make checks out to: “The Dale Nance Memorial Scholarship Fund�. Thanks to everyone’s commitment and assistance for a good cause. . .

NCJH Girls Basketball vs. Leakey

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movement of the ball. Samantha Rodriguez helped the team out by scoring an awesome jump shot. Mandie Carabajal was quick down the court, scoring 4 points. Nataliah Deleon also assisted in bringing up the score with 8 points, courtesy of her exploding lay ups. Angela Galindo added 4 points for us with her accurate outside shots. Megan Sifuentes boosted the score with quick lay ups and under the basket shots, scoring a total of 24 points. All the girls did a great job and worked hard as a team to outscore the Leakey Eagles.



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NCHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Utopia By: Coach Charlie Marquardt

The Nueces Canyon boys varsity team lost to Utopia on Nov.19 by a score of 77-62. The game started slow for the boys with the first quarter ending with the boys trailing by 15 points. From that point on the boys played even with Utopia and at one time cutting into the lead and trailed


by nine points. The leading scorer for the Panthers was Isaiah Deleon who scored 30 points followed by Jose Gonzales with 10,Reagan Luce 8,Bailey Gober 7,Wesley Harmon 3,Preston Nevarez and Anthony Martinez each ended the scoring with 2 each. Isaiah also led the team in

rebounding with 12.Wesley Harmon had 6 followed by Reagan Luce and Jose Gonzales with 5 each. Our shooting percentage went up from twenty percent to thirty-five but we still have a long way to go but our effort was very good and we competed well.

By Elementary Librarian Jana Valenzuela

The 2 6 weeks has come to a close and AR points have been tallied! The Top 3 Readers in each classroom are as follows: 1st Grade- Delaney Schaefer., Soraya DeLeon., and Zachary Hotard. In 2nd grade, they were Ethan Hondorff, Isabelle Grijalva., and Charlie Perez. Top Readers in the 3rd grade were Michael Meyers, nd

Matthew Luce., and Camdyn Childs. The fabulous readers for 4a were: Rafael Ramos., Andres Carabajal, and Shelbi Suttles. 4b had these fantastic readers: Genesis Perez., Michaela Brown., and Kylie Luce. In 5th grade, the top 3 readers were: Kimberly Stults., Nacole Hale., and Kambryn DeLeon. And rounding off the

Nueces Canyon CISD Christmas Concert

By Tena Taylor

It is that time again! The NCCISD Christmas program is almost here and is guaranteed to put you in the holiday mood. The costumes are being made. The stage is being trimmed. Little voices are diligently memorizing their songs. Band members from Elementary through High School are practicing their music. And, as always there will be entertaining surprises, both planned and unplanned. Please come join us on Monday, December 9th at 7:00pm. The Concert will be held in the Elementary Gym in Camp Wood. You will be richly rewarded with the performance of the season!

News from the Ag Shop Well the fall is upon us and the Nueces Canyon FFA is at it again. On Nov. 13 the Nueces Canyon FFA headed to Hondo to compete in the district Leadership Development events and for the fourth year in a row they won the district sweepstakes. Twenty-eight students from Nueces Canyon High School went to compete against twelve other schools some of which are 4Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 5Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. This did not deter any of our competitors. The junior chapter conducting team placed fifth and the team consisted of Wesley Harmon, Josh Rodriguez, Destiny Tinsley, Gabby Irwin, Joana Valenzuela, Anthony Martinez, Tyanna Schexnider, Brandee Jones, and Aspen Winston. The Senior

top 3 readers in 6th grade were: Caiden Childs., Reagan Fox., and Anthony Short. These students will have their names entered into the E-Reader (Kindle Fire or Nook HD) drawing at the end of the year!!!

NCJH Boys Basketball vs. Leakey By Coach Oscar Aguilera

The Nueces Canyon Junior High Panthers hosted the Leakey Eagles on Nov. 25th It started with a great game with the Panthers B team that went into overtime with the Eagles pulling out an 18-13 victory. The Panthers A team played a great game with offence lead by Zavy Acosta and Bradley Reed and a solid defense by Jacob Harmon, Caleb Baker, Mason Hicks, and Roy Schexnider routing the Eagles to a 46-26 victory.

By FFA Advisor Richard Kramer

chapter conducting team placed third in a tough contest only missing advancement by a few points. The team consisted of Ashley Harmon, Preston Watters, Isaiah DeLeon, Dakota Davilla, Priscilla Gonzales, Nikki Milliorn, Alisa Threadgill, Emily Carnes, and Kristol Perez. Next we had the radio team place fourth with their script on deer breeding. The team consisted of Ozzie Watters, Emily Carnes, and Garrett Howton. Then there were the Creed Speakers who were both new at this competition and represented the Canyon well. Junior Creed speaker was Brandee Jones who placed fifth. The senior creed speaker was Reagan Luce who placed fourth where one mispronounced word

separated first and fourth. Then the FFA competed in a new event for us called farm skills. This is where the students perform a skill and teach the judges in the process. Our skill was changing a tire on a trailer. The junior team placed fourth and the senior team placed fifth. The junior team consisted of Preston Nevarez, Willie Hein, Daymon Joy, and Wesley Harmon. The Senior team consisted of Cres Falcon, Nathanial Shearer, Will Evans and Nikki Ramirez. All in all I am very proud of all these kids they worked very hard and I cannot wait until next year where we hope to dominate again.

NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Uvalde The Varsity Girls Basketball Team hosted a lone game against Uvalde this past Friday. The contest was a formidable one for the Panthers. Uvalde came into the game with a 3 - 1 record, and N.C. did not want to bolster their win column any more. However, in the beginning minutes of the game, all did not look well for the Panthers. The Coyotes found the bottom of the net from long range early. Then late in the first quarter, the Panthers adjusted their half-court press and picked off Coyote

passes to convert into Panther buckets. Nikki Milliorn and Gabby Irwin led on the defensive end with 6 and 5 steals respectively. At the end of two quarters, N.C. went into the half up 35 to 26. Late in the third quarter, the Pantherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pace began to take a toll on Uvalde as Big Blue gained a 16-point lead at one juncture. The Panthers used balance scoring with: Hailey Luce scoring 6; Siera Edwards, Nikki Milliorn, and Gabby Irwin all had 8 points; Danielle Irwin had a solid game as well

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On November 25th, the Nueces Canyon JH girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team had another amazing night of basketball. The opponents were the Leakey Eagles. We first started out the night with a girls B team 10-minute quarter. The girls held their own with great offense and defense against the Leakey B team, and walked away with a victory 8-0. For our full four-quarter game, we also walked away with a victory! Our Lady Panthers ended the game with a final score of 42-22. Our whole team did a great job and worked hard to ensure the win. We had great hustle on defense and great

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with 6 rebounds and 12 points; and Ashley Harmon led the Panthers with 9 boards and 18 points. Even still, the Coyotes were too good outside shooters with too large of post players inside to completely go away. Uvalde outscored the Canyon in the fourth quarter. N.C. took some ill-advised shots and did not work the clock, as they should late in the game. Consequently, Uvalde worked the final score down to 60 - 52. Nevertheless, the victory was a good one for the Panthers.

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On Sunday, St. Patrick Catholic Church held their raffle with the monies raised going for the needs of the church. One of the top prizes was a quilt made by Mary Ann Flores. When the name was drawn, Maria Banda and Judy Perez looked straight at me. I gasped and asked, “Is it me?” Sure enough, I won the Sabinal Yellowjacket quilt. When I had purchased the tickets from Mary Ann, I told her then that that was the only thing that I wanted. I have bought numerous raffle tickets at different times, and this was the only thing I have won so far. Best ever! Another raffle has begun with the proceeds going to Sabinal Helping Hands. Tickets are $2 each with the top prize being a $75 Wal-Mart Gift card. There are eleven prizes in all. Tickets are being sold by Board members and it just so happens, I am a board member. I’l lbe glad to sell you a chance or two. The drawing will take place on December 28 beginning at 10 am.

Civic Club Party

Tomorrow starting at 4 pm, the Sabinal Civic Club will host their annual Christmas party at 401 W Dunlap at the home of Mary and Ruben Sanchez. All ladies in the community are invited. There will be an auction of home made items as well as baked goods. Money made from the auction will benefit the project of new bathroom facilities for Sabinal Veteran’s Memorial Park. For more information call 988-2278. Hostesses are Shirley Garcia, Frances Guevarra, Sean Johnson, and Marilyn Nunley.

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The family of Gloria Valdez held a free dinner and bingo to all in the community over the age of 50 and it was such a special time for all of the seniors, no longer in school, to enjoy time together. The family hopes to make this an annual affair.

First Baptist

The choirs of Central Christian and First Baptist have joined forces and are once again under the direction of Band Director Zac Sims. The cantata will be held December 15 at 7 pm with refreshments to follow. “All is Well” is the title of the musical presentation. Christmas gifts for Baptist Childrens Home in San Antonio are to be placed unrapped under the Chrismon Tree.

The Senior Center in Sabinal is experimenting with early opening, hot coffee ready daily at 9 or 9:30 am. Come and join us.


One hundred fifty years ago, the then named Harrisburg Patriot and Union newspaper published their commentary of then President Lincoln’s “silly remarks” regarding the now famous Gettysburg Address. On Thursday, November 14, the now named Patriot and Union paper published an apology for their remarks of one hundred fifty years before, recognizing it as one of the greatest speeches of all time.

About time I say.

I too made a mistake, though only three weeks ago, when I remarked that Sabinal could not see the D’Hanis band due to their backdrop. I was in error because I was not aware of a band using such a device. I ask for your forgiveness of my comments. I would have liked to see the D’Hanis band perform. However the only way I could have was to go to the other side. But please accept my apology. When a member of your band boosters club brought this to my attention, I immediately attempted an apology and hopefully it was accepted.

St. Patrick Catholic

At St. Patrick the first of the repaired windows has been placed in the church proper. Upon entry through the double doors, to your immediate right is the Child Jesus which has recently been put in place

First United Methodist

Sporting a brand new sign, the Methodist Church is anticipating the Christmas season. Each Wednesday from 11:30 to 1 pm, we are holding an Advent study and luncheon. Bring a bag lunch and join us in the fellowship hall. This is in lieu of the evening service. On Sunday at 6 pm, the children going to Bible News Club will give their presentation of the birth of Christ. There will be many Christmas carols and following the pagent, special guest Santa will preside at a big party. Sabinal Methodist Ladies are extending an invitation to all women of the church to their Christmas party on December 10, beginning at the home of Mary Louise Rogers. Bring a snack, a gift to exchange (value of $10 to $15) and monies for their adopted families. The Christmas Eve service will be held on Tuesday, December 24 beginning at 6 pm. It is open to all in the community.

by Daniel Flores, Vernon Hayes, and Kathi Miskimen. Flores is the volunteer carpenter and Hayes and Miskimen are the ones responsible for the repair. All work is being done at The Stained Glass Barn, owner is Miskimen.

City Yard

The City Yard is undergoing a huge cleanup. Starting in January, the yard will undergo manditory routine inspections by the State of Texas. One point is the upkeep of the stray dog kennels. With a concrete floor, cleanup will be much easier.

Huajilla Unit

The Huajilla Unit of TRTA will have its Christmas Social and Business Meeting with a buffet lunch, on Monday, December 9, 2013 beginning at 10 AM at the Triple C Restaurant in Devine.

Sabinal Seniors Christmas Party

On December 18, the Sabinal Seniors will host their Christmas party for everyone over the age of 50. The tamales will be provided by the Senior Center and seniors coming are asked to bring desserts and a bingo prize. The fun starts at 11:30 am. For more information, contact Florene Russell.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

“Playing For Food” Just One of Dickey Family Stories By Irene Van Winkle

West Kerr County has been enriched by the various musicians who children of the Cades, Galbreaths, Crenshaws and Wards. have toured dance halls and saloons, helping people make merry Later, he also played in the Hill Country League and on a team while they congregate, celebrate and forget their troubles on many a sponsored by the VA hospital. Saturday night. They still do. Bill said he remembered his mother, Lucinda, as a “happy person. Left-handed fiddler Bill Dickey, who turns 97 years of age on Friday, She was a good size, but not fat. Those days, things were rough, and has plenty of recollections about playing music here and there for they had to be tough. They never asked for favors, and were self most of that time, with old-timers like reliant.” himself. So, he’s got lots of stories about He grew up working hard on road gangs those days, his family, with a few nasty with Pat between Ingram and Mountain turns along the way. Home. The work was handed out by Bill plays on a fiddle that was made in county commissioners, and Bill said 1722. they never asked what salary they would “My dad played, too,” Bill said. “He earn — they were just happy to work. bought this fiddle from a preacher for $5. “We’d bring in our money and give it to It came with two bows and a case. Not a our mom.” bad deal.” Bill’s mother, Lucinda, he said, worked He appeared with his fiddle as recently with Doctor Fowler, helping with as the Kerr County Sesquicentennial patients and midwifing. festivities earlier this year, when Texas The brothers also did a lot of shearing, Governor Rick Perry stopped by. both on their own ranch, where they Learning to play as a tot from his father raised Angora goats, and for other and two brothers, Bill started playing ranchers. The family also raised hogs for “professionally” at about 12 years of age, butchering, chickens and a milk cow. passing the hat around for a few nickels During the droughts, the price of mohair and dimes at dances. He seemed to enjoy plummeted to eight cents a pound, Bill every minute of it. said. However, because the ranch had a “Everybody likes music. You get to meet lot of water from the creek and wells, a lot of people that way,” he said. the goats managed to survive better than And meet a lot of people he did through cattle, even eating off trees. the decades. From Kitty’s Cafe and “They’ll eat the limbs just as high as Ritenours in Ingram to honky-tonks from they can reach. You know, they’re Menard to Boerne, London to Sisterdale, thrifty boogers,” Bill said. Bill sawed his way across all corners of James Wilson Dickey, born in 1866, came to Kerr County, according He recalled a rancher named Stieler, to family lore, at the age of 14. He married Lucinda Henderson, with the Hill Country. whom he called “Goat King of the whom he had seven children, and spent years farming, ranching and Bill is a cousin to Temple Henderson, and freighting in West Kerr County. His son, Bill, turns 97 this year, and still World.” plays the fiddle left-handed is kin to a number of other area natives. Later, Bill worked in rock masonry for His local story goes back to his father, various people, including Louis Caiton, James Wilson “Jim” Dickey (1866-1935), Jack Colbath and Pete Byrd. He helped who was born in Winchester, Texas. He had three younger brothers: build walls and structures of many public and privately-owned Sanford, Walter Lee and Luther. buildings and homes, including Lazy Hills Guest Ranch, Schreiner James Wilson Dickey arrived in Kerr County as a young man, One building, the Butt-Holdsworth Library and Hilltop Nursing apparently sometime around 1880. The tale is that he ran away Home. from home at 14 years of age, “because of a mean stepmother” Bill said he remembered Jasper Moore as a likable man, and that the — partnering up with a black man, Natt Tate. They earned a living Moore family gave jobs to many people. breaking horses. Jim also hauled granite boulders for the state As for the Schreiners, he also had good words. capitol building in Austin, using a team of oxen and mules. “During the Depression, they would always help people out. You’d Some of the information on earlier generations has not been fully walk into the bank, and they would always wave at you to come talk verified, but Bill’s son, Jim, said that the following was written to them,” Bill said. down in a Bible owned by his uncle, Howard Lee Dickey. In 1945, Bill married Lucinda Hillman, then 34, who he said was James Wilson’s father was James Harvey Dickey, who was born one of 12 children, and Pat wed Winnie Faye Leinweber. in 1828 (possibly in Mississippi or Georgia), and married Georgia Bill’s wife grew up in Medina on a ranch, and worked as a telephone Ann Burton; James Harvey’s father, James Ross Dickey was born in operator, finally retiring from the VA Hospital. Pat also worked as a 1797 in Virginia and married Mary McCutcheons of Scotland. cook there for many years. James Ross’s father was William Dickey, born in Scotland. There is The couple moved to Kerrville. Bill never served in the military, no information exactly how or when this branch of the Dickey clan due to a double hernia. Pat, however, served in the Navy more than arrived in America. four years. According to “House of”, the name (alternately spelled They had one child, James William, born in 1952 at Sid Peterson Dickie, Dikkie) originated on the western coast of Scotland and Memorial Hospital. The family bought a house on Elm Street, and the Hebrides Island, and comes from among the ancient Dalriadan Bill still lives there more than 50 years later. clans. Earning extra money with his fiddle, Bill said he played with many They were also found in Renfrewshire, even possibly before the area musicians, including Wilton Crider, who recently passed 11th century. Once emigrating to the New World, there are records away. of Dickey members as early as 1650 in Virginia; others came to New “He liked everybody, and was one of the most likeable buggers you York and Nova Scotia. The name was also found in New England ever met. We played together the first night when they reopened by 1718. Crider’s after the flood and had moved the place up away from the In 1892, James Wilson married Hannah Lucinda Henderson (1871- river.” 1967), daughter of Howard (1841-1908) and Narcissa, who lived They’d play from 9 until 1, and sometimes the food was better than nearby on Henderson Branch Road outside Ingram. the pay. They later bought the Tom Moore Ranch, and never moved away. As a young boy, Bill said he played in a group of six called “Melody There, the family grew to seven children: Howard Lee, Ida Elizabeth Kings.” Later, when they were sponsored by Woodmen of the World, (1898-1990), Dovie Narcissus (1895-1918), Charlie Harvey (1900- the group was called “W-O-W Playboys, played in Fredericksburg 1927), Myrtle Stella (1905-1972); and last but not least, in 1909, at an early radio station for more than a year. William “Bill” Edward and his twin brother, Walter Arthur “Pat” Another musician he played with for years, a piano-player, was a (who died in 1993). black man named “Ed.” According to a narrative in the Kerr County Album by Pat’s wife, He even had Ross (drums) and Clarabelle Snodgrass (piano), join Willie Faye Leinweber Dickey, the twins were born in the home him at some gigs. called the Jackson House, located in Ingram on the hill across from Other notables were Charlie Wagner, with whom he said he played Big Joe’s Country Store. The Henderson Branch ranch, named for house dances and weddings. their grandfather, was purchased when the boys were three years “When one of the Dietert daughters got married, we got to play for old. them.” yBill’s father worked as a freighter. In fact, Bill said, his father traded Bill said the best musician he ever played with was Carl Masters. two mule teams and wagons for 700 acres from Tom Moore. “He played the guitar and I played the fiddle. Back then you didn’t r He and his brothers Walter and Sanford were mentioned plying that have no PA system. You didn’t have nothing.” line of work in the Kerr County book by Bob Bennett, along with For a dollar or two, and some cake, the men would go on Saturday Louis Leinweber, Simon Ayala, Jim and George Hollomon and John nights to places like B.J. Hyde’s near Mountain Home and play for F. Nichols. the crowds. There is little known about the other sibling, Luther, who moved He joined the United Fiddlers Association, and was the only leftie. to West Texas, except that he came by with groceries whenever he Through the years, he played with many others, like Poverty stopped by. Playboys, and Over the Hill Gang, and thoroughly enjoyed a little The work was grueling, and Bennett notes, it took a certain type of competition. person to do it: “The old time freighter braved all kinds of weather “I won my share,” he said. and other obstacles which he overcame. He was a picturesque Fellow members in the Over the Hill Gang were Elmer Childress on character who served his day and generation well.” bass, electric guitar by John Marmor, Clyde Jones and Bill on the Bill heard stories, and himself saw the primitive conditions between fiddle, and Gayle East on guitar. Hunt and Rocksprings, driving teams along rocks and ruts — made During an oral history interview several years ago, he said the group even more arduous when it rained. played a lot at rest homes every month for seven or eight years. “The “They hauled just about everything. They’d even hauled 50 barrels youngest guy in there is 72 ... (and) Clyde Jones is going to be 87.” up in that country. My uncle told me that every once in a while he’d He’d play at the YO Ranch on weekdays, what he called unplug it and get him a drink and plug ’er back up. “Schreiners’ theater for tourists,” adding that they served “the best Twice a year, the family had to get provisions such as sugar and food anywhere.” coffee, since they raised the rest themselves. Although a few trips to In 1983, Bill played at a benefit to restore the old Tivy High School, town were for entertainment, the rest were business. held at The Depot (now Rails). Often, with many of the men gone off freighting, Lucinda literally A newspaper clipping noted that the turnout raised $3,500 — despite took up the reins. rainy weather — in what was dubbed the “Hysterical Saturday When James Wilson was ill and “bedfast” for several years, Bill Historical Social.” Others appearing to entertain were “Lefty and said his mother drove a buggy into Kerrville whenever they needed His Despot Doctors” and “Wolf Creek Howlers.” The Hunt-Ingram supplies, bringing wool and mohair to a wool house on Water Street Lions Club provided a dunking booth “for those who wanted to be that later burned down. Most often, mother and boys would stay even wetter.” overnight in their wagon, parked in the town camp yard behind Bill is one of a dwindling generation. His sister Dovie died young, Schreiner’s store. as did Charlie, who got appendicitis at the age of 27. Pat, the twin, The kids’ school days were spent in Ingram. The walk was more died of cancer — he and Howard both worked as cooks at the VA than two miles, and when school was over, the kids changed clothes Hospital. and worked the ranch. “I’ve been very fortunate,” Bill said, “cause I never got really sick There was a lot of farming, too, Bill said, and sometimes the work or hurt.” Apparently, he has surpassed his own mother, who lived to came before school, especially for harvest. see 96 years. Chopping wood for winter with axes was yet another hard chore, These days, Bill still gets around, and enjoys visits from his son, Jim, and Bill said the asking price for a cord of wood was about five or an aircraft mechanic for Continental Airlines. He lives in Colorado six dollars. with his wife Patricia, and step-children Soctt, Jeanie and Jeffrey. But, there was time for fun, too. Bill played basketball and was a “I’ve heard all these stories all my life,” Jim said, “but I never get left-handed pitcher in baseball. He said his schoolmates included tired of hearing them.”

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O B I T U A R I E S Herbert Edmond Polgue

Anna Mae Schulze

(October 19, 1931 - November 19, 2013)

(May 18, 1935 - November 18, 2013)

“Herb/Pete/Pistol/Err Err” Present Rio Frio, Texas resident, formerly of Pasadena, Texas, died November 19, 2013, at Sid Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, Texas. Herb was born October 19, 1931, in Lufkin, Texas. He attended Hillsboro High School and earned a B.B.A. degree from Texas A and I University, Kingsville, Texas, that included journeys through University of Texas, Texas Tech University, and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He also studied Criminology in graduate school at Sam Houston State University. Herb served in the U. S. Navy from 1949 to 1953 during the Korean Conflict and from 1959 to 1963 as an Aviation Storekeeper on three aircraft carriers: USS Boxer, USS Valley Forge and USS Philippine Sea. After his Honorable Discharges, he was employed by the Kingsville Police Department, Garland Police Department, and Taylor Police Department (where he met his wife Betsy Dabbs when she failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, resulting in a warning on her police record and a marriage two years later on June 4, 1966). After receiving his B.B.A., Herb worked for the Texas Youth Council (TYC) as a Caseworker at Gatesville State Schools for Boys before transferring to Houston as a juvenile parole officer. Following retirement from TYC, Herb worked for the Security Department of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in southwest Houston. Recently Herb received his 50 year pin from the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas in recognition of his membership as a Master Mason for half a century. He was a life member of the Pasadena Masonic Lodge No. 1155, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the National Rifle Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pasadena. In retirement, Herb and Betsy built a home in Cold Springs subdivision of Rio Frio where he enjoyed hunting, visiting with wonderful Cold Springs neighbors, and solving the world’s problems with staff and customers at Mama Chole’s Restaurant in Leakey. Friends and family often say, “Herb is one of a kind and a master at telling ‘stories’ (not jokes).” He liked to live his life as if someone had left open the gate so he could escape on one of his special Herbventures. Herb was preceded in death by his parents Durelle and Herbert Polgue; his foster parents F. M. and Belle Ward, Robert and Hazel Davis, A. M. and Norma House, Frank “Sarge” and Bonnie Jircik; father-in-law and motherin-law J. B. and Elizabeth Dabbs; brother-in-laws Mike and Tim Dabbs; and several furry four-legged children. Herb is survived by his wife Betsy Dabbs Polgue of Rio Frio; daughter and son-in-law Holly and Dan Kurth of Houston; grandson Jakeb Kurth of Houston; “adopted” daughter and son-in-law Dawn and Brian Greenberg of Columbia, Maryland; sister-in-law Kay Dabbs of Ruidoso, New Mexico; goddaughter Julie Baxter and her husband Paul and children Aidan, Evie, and Wyatt; “extra daughter” Lael Cardenas and her husband Dane and daughters Trystn, Kiala, and Betheni; foster sister Carol Hickman and her husband Tom and children Jennifer, Tommy, and Dallas of Stamford; foster brother Frank Paul Jircik and his wife Sheri and children Courtney and Justin of Burleson; “adopted” son and hunting partner Gary Griffith and his wife Jan of Huntsville; an abundance of other beloved friends and extended family; and Pete, Herb’s “damn good dog.” Graveside services were held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 22, 2013, in the Rio Frio Cemetery, with Nito Guajardo and Charles Carlson officiating. Military Honors were performed by the United States Navy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Masonic Home and School of Texas, 338 Grapevine Highway, Hurst, TX 76054 (877203-9111); Utopia EMS, 462 Sycamore, Utopia, TX 78884 (830-966-2435); Friends of Garner Park, 234 RR1050, Concan, TX 78838 (830-232-5999); or the charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

Anna Mae Schulze, age 78, of Leakey, Texas went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, November 18, 2013, at her home. She was born on May 18, 1935, in Leakey, Texas to Walter Franklin and Mary Gertrude “Clark” White. She is survived by her loving husband, John H. Schulze of Leakey, Texas; daughter, Lois Ann King and husband Bobby of Irving, Texas and her child, Leia Kaye Mutchler and husband Eric and their children, Braeden L. and Allison R. Mutchler of Leander, Texas, sister, Betty Jean Smith of Leakey, Texas; son, John H Schulze, Jr. of Center, Texas, and his children, Melanie and Kyla Schulze of CA, son, David N. Schulze and wife Juanita of San Antonio, Texas and their children, Andrew Schulze and wife Cinnamon, Matthew Schulze and Tiffany Schulze, daughter, Reba A. Chisum and her children, JoAnn Chisum, Samantha Chisum and Tabatha Riggins of SA; son, Eugene J. Schulze of Leakey, Texas. She is also survived by multiple great-grandchildren; niece, Carol Ann Kolb and her daughter, Kari Potter; niece, Linda Jean Bourland and her children, Amanda Gonzales and Nicole Wooten; niece, Evelyn Faye Manning and her children, Bobby, Doyle and Jimmy Manning. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gertrude White; brothers and sisters, George, Hallie, Mary and Bob; and brother-in-law, Herman “Smitty” Smith. Pallbearers included Will Bourland, Nieto Guajardo, Joe Marlowe, Jimmy Albarado, Jimbo Albarado, Elmer Herndon, Jim Farnsworth, Beatsie Rubio, and Carl Hutchinson. Honorary pallbearers included Gus Evers and Scott Kolb. A viewing was held at 9.00 am Thursday at the Church in the Valley in Leakey. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 21, 2013, 10 am at the Church in the Valley in Leakey, Texas, with Brother Ray Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Leakey Floral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 392, Uvalde, Texas 78802-0392. Arrangements were under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

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Two Men and Their Contrasting Views Two men had contrasting views concerning God’s grace. The first man was convinced that since “God is love” (1 John 4:8) that He would overlook the sins that a sincere seeker of God had committed. He was of the opinion that “we are saved by grace, period!”--“not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Since God grants His gift of salvation to whomever He will, man can do nothing to be forgiven. Forgiveness is God’s business and God’s alone. The second man tries to explain that Ephesians 2:8 as a two part process: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” Grace is God’s free gift to man but faith is man’s part of the equation. Mankind can only regain their close fellowship with God but through a special type of faith that involves genuine repentance and commitment to The Lord. “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6). Without this faith we are lost (Mark 16:15-16

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419 N. Market Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6266 Pastor: Doug Smith Sunday School: 9:45 am Worship: 10:50 am Reál County Church 121 Oak Hill Ste. 4 Leakey, Texas Sunday School: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm Preacher: Charlie Gant 830.232.4230 Frio Canyon Baptist Church Hwy 83 South Leakey, TX (830) 232-5883 Sunday School: 9:45am Worship Service: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wed. Prayer: 7:00pm Pastor: Dan Wynn First Baptist Church P O Box 56 Hwy 83N Leakey, TX Pastor: Mark Spaniel Bible Study: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am

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16, 1914 - November 27, 2013)

Opal Wall of Sabinal passed away on November 27, 2013 in Hondo Health and Rehab at the age of 99. She was born on November 16, 1914 in Zavala County to Abraham and Annie May (Bailey) Rankin. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Dennis of Edmond, OK; 9 grandchilden; and 34 greatgrandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Sabinal Cemetery.

Enemencio D. Pruneda

(February 4, 1931 - November 21, 2013) Enemencio D. Pruneda of Sabinal passed away on November 21, 2013 at Amistad Nursing Home at the age of 82. He was born on February 4, 1931 in Sabinal to HIlario and Florencia (Davis) Pruneda. He married Juanita Flores in Sabinal on January 2, 1955. He is survived by his wife of 58 years; daughters, Maria Defina Reyes of San Antonio, Maria Sylvia Pruneda of Houston, and Lydia Ann Jeffries and husband Rick of Houston; son, Christopher Pruneda and wife Rebecca of Arlington, sister, Delfina Pruneda of Sabinal; sister-in-law, Lucia Pruneda of Houston, 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David E. Pruneda; brother, Manuel Pruneda; grandson, Steven Ray Perales and son-in-law, Oscar Reyes. A vigil was held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. A funeral mass was held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sabinal. Burial followed at Sabinal Cemetery.

Peggy Skains

(September 23, 1965 - November 24 2013)

Peggy Skains of Camp Wood passed away November 24 2013. She was born on September 23, 1965 in Sonora, Texas to Jack and Marian Skains. Peggy loved family, horses, nursing and hunting with her father. In her youth she was an active in Girl Scouting, FFA and 4-H. She graduated from Ozona High School. She attended Sul Ross State University and South West Texas Junior college. Most of her life she was a nurse specializing in geriatric care. In 1999 she was baptized into the Church of Christ and received her precious daughter Bethany Constance Fisher. She is survived by daughter, Bethany Fisher of Camp Wood; parents, Jack and Marian Skains of Camp Wood; sisters, Stacy Pannell and husband Damon of Camp Wood, Jessica Skains of Mahwah, New Jersey, and Kristian White of Camp Wood. She is also survived by her beloved niece, Juila Jiminez and nephews, Mark Martinez and Trey Pannell. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Camp Wood, Texas, with Brother Carroll Vernor, Jr. officiating.The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralhom Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, Texas.

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and Luke 13:3-5). Man must be able to see himself as a sinner, hopeless and helpless, without God’s saving grace. Until he does that, he can’t humbly turn to The Lord and be saved. The first man cannot understand how God could require man to do ANYTHING but he sees that Jesus lays down simple yet strict requirements for discipleship - then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). Denying self forces one to look at themselves and their habits of life. Habit causes people to do many things without thinking them through: drinking alcohol, using bad language, or looking at inappropriate literature. Habit practiced too long becomes character. And character dictates our daily actions. The second man understands that salvation by God’s mercy is free but it places great obligations on us. To be children of God we must first see ourselves for what we are, “sinners.” Only then

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The Christmas Story: Does It Still Matter?

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Part I

Written by Rusty Wright /Submitted by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

Christmas is meant to celebrate peace and joy. Amidst the busyness of shopping, parties, presents, and fun, remember that the Prince of Peace came to spread peace and joy to all who believe in Him. What does Christmas mean to you? Times with family and friends? Perhaps carols, cards, television specials. Maybe hectic shopping, parties, and eating too much. All these and more are part of North American Christmas. But what about the first Christmas? Why is the original story—the baby in a manger, shepherds, wise men, angels—important, if at all? May I invite you to consider eight reasons why the original Christmas story matters, even to you? You may not agree with all of them, but perhaps they will stimulate your thinking and maybe even kindle some feelings that resonate with that famous story. First, the Christmas story is important because it is. . .A Story that Has Endured For two millennia, people have told of the child in a Bethlehem manger; of angels who announced his birth to shepherds; of learned men who traveled a great distance to view him.{1} That a story persists for many years does not prove its truthfulness. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the tooth fairy survive in the popular imagination. But a twenty-century tenure at least merits our consideration. What deep human longings does the Christmas story portray? Why has it connected so profoundly with millions of people? Is the story factual? Curiosity prompts further investigation. Second, the Christmas story is also . . .A Story of Hope and Survival. Jesus’ society knew great pain and oppression. Rome ruled. Corrupt tax collectors burdened the people. Some religious leaders even sanctioned physical beating of Jewish citizens participating in compulsory religious duties.{2} Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled a long distance to Bethlehem to register for a census but could not obtain proper lodging. Mary bore her baby and laid him in a manger, a feeding trough for animals. Eventually, King Herod sought to kill the baby. Warned of impending risk, Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt, then returned home after Herod’s death. Imagine how Mary felt. Traveling while pregnant would be challenging. Fleeing to another nation lest some king slay your son would not be pleasant. Yet she, Joseph, and Jesus survived the ordeal. In the midst of social and cultural challenges, the Christmas story offers hope and encouragement toward survival, hope of new life linked to something—someone— greater than oneself. One of Jesus’ followers said Jesus’ “name . . . [would] be the hope of all the world.”{3} So, the Christmas story is important because it has endured and because it speaks of hope and survival. Reason number three: the Christmas story is . . .A Story of Peace and Goodwill Christmas carolers sing of “peace on earth.” Greeting cards extol peace, families desire it, and the news reminds us of its fleeting nature. I encountered ten-year-old Matt from Nebraska in a southern California restaurant men’s room one afternoon. Alone and forlorn looking, he stood outside the lone stall. “Could I ask a favor?” inquired the sandy haired youth. “The door to this stall has no lock. Would you watch and be sure that no one comes in on me?” “Sure,” I replied, happy to guard his privacy. Matt noted, “In a lot of nice restaurants the stall doors don’t have locks.” “I know,” I agreed. “You’d think they would.” After a pause, his highpitched voice said, “You know what I wish? I wish there could be peace in all the earth and no more arguments or fighting so

no one would have to die except by heart attacks.” “That would be great,” I agreed. “How do you think that could happen?” Matt didn’t know. “It seems that the Prince of Peace could help,” I suggested. “Do you know who that is?” He didn’t. “Well, at Christmas, we talk a lot about Jesus as the Prince of Peace,” I explained. “Oh, I see,” conceded Matt. “I don’t know about those things because I don’t go to church. Do you know what it’s like to be the only boy in your town who doesn’t go to church? I do.” “Well, I’m a church member,” I replied, “but really the most important thing is knowing Jesus Christ as your personal friend. When I was eighteen, some friends explained to me that He died and rose again for me and that I could begin a relationship with Him. It made a big difference and gave me a real peace inside. He can also bring peace between people.” By now, Matt was out washing his hands as his father stuck his head in the door to hurry him along. I gave him a small booklet that explained more. “Thanks,” smiled Matt as he walked out to join his family for lunch. Psychologist Daniel Goleman in his bestselling book Emotional Intelligence tells of boarding a New York City bus to find a driver whose friendly greeting and positive disposition spread contagious warmth among the initially cold and indifferent passengers. Goleman envisioned a “virus of good feeling” spreading through the city from this “urban peacemaker” whose good will had softened hearts.{4} The Christmas angel announced to some shepherds, “’Don’t be afraid! . . . I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David!”{5} A crowd of angels then appeared praising God and proclaiming peace among people of good will.{6} The Christmas story

angel appeared to him in a dream, explaining that the child was conceived in her by God, and told him to “name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”{8} Joseph followed instructions and cared for his family. His continuing commitment to Mary and Jesus played a significant part in the boy’s birth and early childhood. With God’s help, the family overcame major obstacles. And so can your family. Fifth, the story is Christmas is also . . .A story of Humility. When kings, presidents, and other rulers appear in public, great pomp often ensues. From a biblical perspective, God came first not as a ruling king but as a servant, a baby born in humble circumstances. His becoming human helps humans identify with Him. Imagine that you and your child are walking in a field and encounter an ant pile with hundreds of ants scurrying about. In the distance, you see a construction bulldozer approaching. Suppose your child asks how to warn the ants of impending danger. You discuss various possibilities: shouting, holding up signs, etc. But the best solution would be if somehow your child could become an ant and warn them personally. Some ants might not believe the danger. But some might believe and take steps to ensure their safety. Paul, an early follower of Jesus, wrote of the humility Jesus displayed by becoming human: Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal’s death on a cross. Because of this, God raised him up to the heights of heaven.{9} The Christmas story speaks of family and humility. But is it true?{10} Read Part II next week for compelling arguments of

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brings a message of peace that can soothe anxious hearts and calm interpersonal strife. Reason number four: the Christmas story is . . .A Story of Family. Christmas is a time for family gatherings. This interaction can bring great joy or great stress. Estrangement or ill will from past conflicts can explode. Joseph and Mary had their share of family challenges. Consider their circumstances. The historical accounts indicate that Joseph’s fiancée became pregnant though she was a virgin. Mary believed an angel told her she was pregnant by God. Now, how would you feel if your fiancé/fiancée exhibited apparent evidence of sexual activity with someone else during your engagement? Suppose your intended said that God had sanctioned the whole thing. Would your trust and self-esteem take a nosedive? Would you cancel the wedding? Joseph, described as “a just man, decided to break the engagement quietly, so as not to disgrace . . . [Mary] publicly.”{7} But an

proof! Notes 1. Details of the Christmas story are in Luke 1-2 and Matthew 1:18-2:23. 2. Alfred Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973 printing of the 1883 original), i:372. 3. Matthew 12:21 NLT. 4. Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence (New York: Bantam Books, 1997), ix-x. 5. Luke 2:10-11 NLT. 6. Luke 2:13-14 NASB. 7. Matthew 1:19 NLT. 8. Matthew 1:21 NLT. 9. Philippians 2:6-9 NLT. 10. For more on evidence for Jesus, see and This document is the sole property of Probe Ministries. It may not be altered or edited in any way. Permission is granted to use in digital or printed form so long as it is circulated in its entirety. This document may not be repackaged in any form for sale or resale. All reproductions of this document must contain the copyright notice (i.e., Copyright 2012 Probe Ministries) and this Copyright/Limitations notice.

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GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS… OLD FASHIONED CANDY FOR CHRISTMAS HOMEMADE SOFT CARAMELS 1 c light corn syrup 2 c packed light brown sugar 1 can(s) sweetened condensed milk 1/2 lb butter 1 Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, milk and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 20 Minutes stirring constantly. Pour into buttered oblong pan. 2 Cut into squares when cool.

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1 14-ounce package shredded coconut 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 2 16-ounce boxes confectioners’ sugar Cream together sugar and butter in a bowl; add milk. Stir in almond, coconut, and nuts; mix well. Form candy into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Melt chocolate in top of double boiler, stirring well. Add 1/2 bar of parrafin wax. This will help the chocolate stick to the balls. Remove from heat but allow chocolate to remain over hot water. (If chocolate becomes too thick, return to heat for a minute or so to thin). With a toothpick, dip each ball in chocolate and place on waxed paper until set.

OLD FASHIONED DIVINITY 2 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon pure vanilla 3 egg whites 3/4 cup cold water 1 cup white corn syrup 4 cup sugar In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir only until sugar has dissolved. Do not stir after this point. Cook syrup mixture until it reaches 255 degrees on a candy thermometer, bringing it to a hard ball stage. While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Once the sugar mixture reaches 255 degrees, carefully pour a slow steady stream of syrup into the stiffly beaten egg whites, beating constantly at high speed. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until mixture holds its shape, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in pecans. Using two spoons, drop the divinity onto waxed paper, using one spoon to push the candy off the other. This may take a little practice because the technique is to twirl the pushing spoon, making the candy look like the top of a soft serve ice cream. If the candy becomes too stiff, add a few drops of hot water. You will need to work fast when making this type of candy. Let sit for 30 minutes and serve. PEPPERMINT BARK Peppermint flavorings, optional (2 teaspoons, to your taste) 2 lb white chocolate Crushed candy canes, to yield 1 cup Place candy canes in a plastic bag and hammer into 1/4-inch chunks or smaller. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Combine candy cane chunks with chocolate (add peppermint flavoring at this point if desired.). Pour mixture onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes or until firm.

OLD FASHIONED FUDGE 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup evaporated milk 6 tablespoon butter, plus extra for buttering dish 3 tablespoon light corn syrup 4 tablespoon heaping, cocoa 3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Mix sugar and cocoa, add syrup and milk. Cook in saucepan over medium heat until small drop forms a soft ball in cold water (234 to 240 degrees on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Add butter, pecans and vanilla. Beat w / mixer or by hand. Pour into a slightly buttered oblong glass dish. Dust w/ cocoa and sprinkle with more pecans. Cut into squares. Work fast, as mixture thickens quickly. CHOCOLATE FUDGE CANDY 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow cream (clouds) 1 1/2 cup white sugar (princess’s diamonds) 2/3 cup evaporated milk (mountain snow) 1/4 cup butter (candy bricks) 1/4 teaspoon salt (the lost sea) 3 cup milk chocolate chips (from the milky way) 1/2 cup chopped nuts (hidden forest) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (magic island) Line an 8 by 8-inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt. Bring to a full boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat and pour in the milk chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm. Cut to small squares and wrap in the dream or parchment paper.

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OLD FASHIONED NUTTY BRITTLE 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup macadamias 1/2 cup cashews 1/2 cup pecans 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup water 1 1/4 cup light corn syrup 2 1/2 cup sugar 4 tablespoon butter 3 teaspoon baking soda In a nonstick saucepan, heat and stir sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Over high heat, using a candy thermometer, cook sugar mixture to a hard crack stage (290 degrees F). Add nuts and butter and cook to 300 degrees F stirring all the time to keep the nuts from burning. Pull off heat at 300 degrees F and stir in baking soda while beating to froth for 30 seconds. Pour at once on to 4 well buttered 15 1/2 by 10 by 1-inch pans. Spread with a spatula as thin as possible. As the brittle cools you may use gloves to hand stretch the brittle which will give it a better eating quality. This brittle has a great shelf life, if kept in airtight zip locks or containers; it will keep for 2 months. NUTTY BRITTLE 1 1/2 cup pecan halves 2 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup evaporated milk 3 tablespoon dark corn syrup 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 cup sugar Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Place the sugar, salt, dark corn syrup, milk, and butter in saucepan. Over medium heat, stir mixture constantly with a wooden spoon until sugars have dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook to a soft ball stage, approximately 236 degrees on a candy thermometer. If you do a cold water test, the ball of candy will flatten when you take it out of the water. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add the vanilla and nuts, and beat with a spoon by hand for approximately 2 minutes or until candy is slightly thick and begins to lose its gloss. Quickly drop heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper. If the candy becomes stiff, add a few drops of hot water.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Thanksgiving Lunch prepared by Doug Shearer and the Parkview staff at Parkview Riverside RV

FRIO CANYON RAIN REPORT WEEKLY RAIN TOTALS BROUGHT TO YOU BY Dec.3.30 November 0 LOCAL WEATHERLADY This is a tradition that was started over 10 years ago for the guests of Parkview Riverside RV Park to enjoy and be a part of their extended family. This year there were 26 turkeys fried and baked. Countless side dishes prepared by guests, served also. This year over 175 people enjoyed the Annual celebration and enjoyed the true meaning of “Thanksgiving!”

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The Frio Canyon Homakers Club would like to give a special thank you to the community for the success of our Christmas Bazaar held November 9th. Also special thanks to Linda Reagor, owner of Frio Canyon Insurance, for allowing us to hold our Bazaar in front of her business and to the Hill Country Herald for the great advertisements promoting our bazaar. Pictured: Jane Rosamond, Joan Flanagan, Marie Phillips, and Betty Jackson.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION ARE AS FOLLOWS: Applicants must have a Basic Peace Officers Certification and/or be licensed with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Applicants must be able and willing to reside in Real County. Two Years Experience is preferred but not required and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications may be picked up at the Real County Sheriff’s Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. REAL COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Community Health Development, Inc. Is accepting applications for the following location: Rolling Hills Health (Leakey, TX) Full Time Licensed Vocational Nurse/ Certified Medical Assistant


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


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Real County has an opening for a Road & Bridge Employee. Applicant must have knowledge and experience with road maintenance practices and operation of heavy machinery and equipment. Applicant must be a team player and willing to work hard. Real County is an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free, tobacco-free and alcohol-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Applications are available from the Real County Judge’s office by calling (830) 232-5304, in person at the Real County Courthouse, 146 U.S. Highway 83, Leakey, Texas, or at

STORAGE/SHOP FOR RENT Storage/Shop 35x40, 110, 220 and 3 phase elec., In town-Leakey, $250/month. Call 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290


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

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


Secretary to County Judge


Real County has an opening for a Secretary/ MINI STORAGE $30 Office Assistant to the County Judge. AND UP!! 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290 Applicant must have word processing and telephone skills. Applicant must also have a positive attitude and be a team player. Real County is an equal opportunity 8X10 $40 * 10X12 $50 ASK ABOUT employer and is a drug-free, tobacco-free OUR DISCOUNTS!! Call 830.232.4091 and alcohol-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Applications are available from the Real County Judge’s office Tri-Plex 2 Bdrm 1 bath, Centrally by calling (830) 232-5304, in person at the located, $450 per month with $450 Real County Courthouse, 146 U.S. Highway Deposit. Call 830-591-3479 83, Leakey, Texas, or at



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

2B/1B Duplex For Rent New Floors! Has Fridge, Washer and Dryer and Dishwasher. $200 deposit, First and Last months rent. $450 per month

830-232-5656 830-232-5290


Properties We have established a policy of furnishing a home owners warranty for every property that we market and that qualifies. This would include owner occupied single family residences. It takes the worry away from owners and buyers. If you are a seller, any covered item that needs repair during the term of the listing will be repaired. If you are a buyer, any covered item that needs repair for up to 12 months after closing will be repaired. We furnish the policy, not you. So, if you are considering selling your property, list with us and let us take the worry away from you. Call for details. NEW LISTING The Bungalow at the Ridge, great income producing property, Frio River access and a pool to boot. Great for weddings, family reunions, and large groups in general. Sleeps 25 comfortable. $425,000. NEW LISTING in Mtn Valley, close to the House Pasture and Seven Bluffs. 4 bedroom 3 baths, great income producing property, $349,000. NEW LISTING Rancho Real, 23 acres with highway frontage, great views, $49,900. NEW LISTING Con Can on Bear Creek. 3 bdrm 2 bth with bonus room, approx. 2,000 square feet, large covered porches, large detached garage/workshop. Great week end home or nightly rental near 7 bluffs. $459,500. Cadillac Farms, 244 ac located 2 miles west of Leakey. A little bit of everything, fields, mtns, old ranch house, rustic barn. Fronts on FM 337 with Patterson Creek forming the southern boundary. Abundant wildlife. Call for details. CANYON OAKS! NEW LISTING New construction, 4 bdrm 2 1⁄2 bth home with excellent views and river access. Great income producing potential. $279,900 CANYON OAKS Three bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath home on River Road. Income producing. Reduced to $299,000 CON CAN COUNTRY CLUB Golf Course lot in Con Can Country Club! 1⁄2 acre prime residential site on golf course and nightly rentals allowed. Wont last long at $49,950. CON CAN RANCH 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home on 36.67 acres. Located in back of ranch adjoining a large ranch. Ideal hunting property in great location. $71,900 DIAMOND RANCH 25 acres with 3 hunting blinds & RV port. $64,000 FAIRVIEW RANCH Nearly 20 acres with 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home and 2 bdrm 2 bth cabin., large metal building. Turn key living and hunting. Call for details. FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covered porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, price reduced to $160,000. PRICE REDUCED 3 bedroom 3 bth home on river front lot in Frio Pecan Farm. Like new condition with huge deck overlooking the river. Great income potential. Price reduced to $335,000. This property is a great income producer. FRIO RIVER PLACE Beautiful 1.93 acre building site, heavily wooded. Quiet location. $109,500. FRIO RIVER RANCH A beautiful hill country home sitting on the bank of the Frio River. Three bedrooms with 2 1⁄2 baths, high ceilings, open floor plan. All this plus a detached 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with approximately 148 feet of frontage along the east bank of the river. Close to town, yet private. Great income potential, only $469,900. FRIO RIVER RANCH River front home on 2.2 acres. Good swimming hole. Three bedroom 2 bath home with 179 feet of river frontage. Nightly rental potential. $279,500. FRIO TERRITORY This five acre building site on the Frio River is waiting for you. Huge cypress trees line this blue water hole that is teeming with fish. Fronts on Highway 83 and the Frio River, private, yet close to town. Good restrictions, beautiful building site overlooking the river. $329,000 MOUNTAIN VALLEY 2.3 acres sitting within walking

distance of the House Pasture, Concan Country Club and the Frio River. The location doesn’t get any better than this. Priced Reduced to $119,000. OAKMONT VILLAGE 2.21 acres of heavily wooded building site located just of FM 1120. $49,000 RANCHO REAL Secluded 15 acres with hunting cabin. 4 wheel drive required. $47,000 RANCHO REAL River frontage with 22 1⁄2 acres for only $70,000. RANCHO REAL The perfect hunting tract. 36.7 acres adjoining a large ranch. $71,900. RIVERTREE Beautiful residential building sites ranging in price from $99,900 to $109,950. SADDLE MOUNTAIN Two story, three bedroom 2 bath home on 2.55 acres in quiet area.. Vaulted ceilings with a rock fireplace, covered porch and deck. Great setting for what appears to be the best buy in the Frio Canyon! Price reduced to $179,950. SHADOW VALLEY Prime residential tract with city water and river access. 1.9 acres for only $52,500. SPICEWOOD SPRINGS Riverfront home on 3.7 acres in Spicewood Springs. Access to over a mile of Frio River. Four bedroom, three bath, 2 story home sitting on bank of river with a wraparound porch. Won’t last long at $429,500. SPRING HILL-.3.2 acres. Beautiful lot in a gated subdv, city wtr, Price Reduces to $64,500 SPRING HILL 3.52 acres with a beautiful view overlooking Leakey. City water, Price reduced to $69,500 THE RIDGE-Experience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ private access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/ BBQ pavilion. Underground utilities, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This restricted subdivision offers great building sites for your dream home, retirement or vacation get-away. B&B allowed so take advantage of this new development. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Check out our website for current sales! Prices start $87,500 THE RIDGE New construction, 3 bedroom 3 bth, with 2 fireplaces and outdoor kitchen, walking distance to river. Nestled under huge live oaks. Call for a showing today TWIN FORKS Two tree covered lots in good location with owner financing available. $32,500 for one, or both for $59,900. TWIN FORKS Like new double wide in Twin Forks, 3 bedroom 2 bth with approx. 1,848 sf, 2 carport, stg building, huge covered deck to enjoy your coffee. Only $99,500. Call today for a showing. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. 5 income producing cabins on approx. 7 acres with room for more! $375,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Now you can enjoy your own rodeo arena. Located just north of Leakey, complete with bleachers, snack bar, restrooms, and plenty of room for additional buildings or possible dance floor. Over 7 acres of land and improvements with owner financing available. This is a great investment at $225,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. Turn key restaurant available on Highway 83. Ready to go. Price reduced to $145,000. Call for details.

INVESTORS!!! GIVE DUB A CALL AND HE WILL EXPLAIN A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF AN 11% PER ANNUM RETURN ON INVESTMENT, BEFORE TAX ADVANTAGES ARE CONSIDERED. THIS CAN BE DONE RIGHT HERE IN THE FRIO CANYON. Call us if you don’t see what you are looking for here. We have numerous other properties that we would be more than glad to help you with. Or better yet, come by for a visit. The coffee pot is always on.

Dub Suttle – Broker Kathy Suttle – Broker Michael Rushing – Associate COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR Carrie Chisum – Associate Fred COMPLETE LISTS OF PROPERTIES, McNiel - Associate CHECK US OUT ON THE


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

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Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM


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NEW LISTING: .7 of an acre with fully equipped and furnished restaurant. Highway 83 frontage with good visibility! Priced to sell at $139,000. NEW LISTING: 1 acre south of Leakey on corner lot with large trees, city water, well, electricity, septic and outbuilding on slab. All ready to go! $49,000. NEW LISTING: Large 3BR/2B home on 20 beautiful acres of rolling terrain, large trees and seasonal creek. City water and wells, two cabins, rv shed, carport and large barn with electricity. $350,000. NEW LISTING: 2 acres with historic church and 3BR/1B mobile home. Beautiful grounds, backing up to larger acreage with good views and situated between two popular river crossings, this property has potential! $150,000. 5.6 acres just a couple of miles east of Leakey on corner lot, with comfortable cabin, city water, well, cargo box, BBQ pit, no restrictions, no HOA, access to Frio River. $175,000. 75 stunning acres with gorgeous 3BR/3B “barndominium”, bunk house, rv shed, well, city water, and breath-taking long views! Tastefully and beautifully furnished! Many extras you just have to see this one! $625,000. 1BR/1B home on 2.2 acres with gorgeous views, under fence, completely and beautifully furnished! $129,000. 1 acre, completely fenced, fruit trees, shed, energy efficient 2BR/1B home, long views, wrap-a-round deck, comes tastefully furnished! $195,000. COMMERCIAL BUILDING DOWNTOWN LEAKEY! Two story, with leased restaurant downstairs and offices upstairs! Offices space upstairs could be easily renovated to be living quarters! Move to Leakey and make a living! $315,000. 14.65 acres with incredible views from the 2BR/2B home, with

sunroom, Wrap-a-round porch, city water, open floor plan with lots of privacy! $265,000. 26.7 manicured acres, 1BR/1B home, 3BR/1B mobile, workshop/ storage, separate bathhouse and restroom, pond, both sides of seasonal creek, ag exempt. Amazing views! $334,500. SOLD! 3BR/3B home on the Frio River, guest house, covered pavilion, fire pit, access to 130 acres of common area and one mile Frio River. $379,500. SOLD! 4.9 acres on the Frio River, good elevated building sites, electricity close! REDUCED $85,000. 1BR/1B rock cabin on 29.95, well, elec, and septic, amazing views. $300,000. 3BR/2B home, 3 car garage, guest home, barn, workshop on 21 gorgeous acres! $499,000. SOLD! 2/2 Covered mobile on 2 acres covered in Pecans, access to Frio $129,000. SOLD! 3BR/2B log home in River Tree, access to Frio River $329,900. .4 of an acre with access to one mile Frio, all utilities. $25,000. 1.14 acres on the Frio River and Lombardy Canal! $145,000. SOLD! 1.18 acres, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! All utilities in place, great views! $89,000. Cozy cabin on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $129,000. 1 acre near Garner, access to Frio River, water hookup available. $52,900. Two adjacent lots with access to the Frio River! $45,000. Each 8.09 acres, with well, mixed terrain $109,080. Adjacent 22.6 acres $203,400. Owner financing available! 50 acres, with Frio River, Bluff Creek , home and cabin, springs! REDUCED $549,000.

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LOOK AT MY FIRST HUNTING TRIP RESULTS!! submitted by one proud momma, Jes Blalock

Kevin took our 9 year old son Saac hunting for the 1st time opening weekend. We were hoping he would at least get to shoot a doe but.....He got a 7 point Whitetail buck!!!!! We are so proud and excited for him !! His name is Saac Blalock and he is a 9 year old 4th grader at Leakey ISD. Kevin and Saac sat for a few hours and never saw anything and had just about given up hope for the day and then.....he got his chance!! After shooting it they ran down to find it and Kevin was literally jumping and yelling with excitement when he realized Saac got a BUCK!! He shot it with a single shot 223 youth rifle, and he shot it twice and hit it both times at about 80 yards out!! I still don’t know who was more proud...Dad or son!!!


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

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