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February 6, 2013 Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper!


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

100 Days of School

By Principal Luci Harmon


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Hilderbran named chairman of House Ways and Means Committee ............................. Page 2

Mrs. Bullard’s kindergarten class at Nueces Canyon Elementary spent the day celebrating 100 days of school on January 30, 2013. The special day was commemorated with many 100 activities such as stringing necklaces with 100 fruit loops and counting activities. The kindergarten students made beautiful 100 posters that are on display in the front hallway of the elementary. Happy 100th school day!

Struggles Leakey ISD Awarded $25,000 In ‘Good Grant for Gym Improvements Old Days’ Made Goffs Stronger

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Out with the old…In with the new! ............................ Page 6

Older Worker Opportunities Now Available ............................. Page 3


(Bandera, Texas)– The Leakey Independent School District will soon be a little cooler than they were before, thanks in part to a $25,000 community development grant. Bandera Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority provided the grant. The money will be used to put an air conditioning system in the school gymnasium, which has been without one up to this point. The gym is used by the school and community and no air conditioning made for some very hot practices and gatherings in the Texas heat. At the same time, the school will be making some energy efficient changes, replacing older doors with heavy duty, air-tight options and

possibly adding insulation. All of these changes will increase the efficiency and performance of the new AC system, which is expected to be fully installed by the first of April. One of the cooperative principles is concern for community and this project is a great example of that. These LCRA grants benefit not only the organizations that receive them but all BEC Members by improving the communities in which they live. The community grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. The program provides economic development and community assistance

grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Bandera Electric Cooperative is one of LCRA’s 43 wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program. Since 1996, LCRA has awarded over $1 million in grant money to organizations and communities in Bandera Electric’s service territory. Pictured Left to Right: BEC Rep Peggy Vesper presents Leakey Superintendent Jim Hesson with the $25,000 grant check.

There will be a dedication ceremony for the W.B. Sansom, Jr. Senior Citizens’ Center at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11th, hosted by the Real County Centennial Committee. The public is invited to attend and stay for lunch.The Senior Citizens’ Center is located at 474 West Ranch Road 337 in Leakey. Please join us.

Legislation Would Protect Constitutional Rights From Foreign Influence In Family Courts

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AUSTIN (Jan. 30, 2013) – Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (RKerrville) has filed a bill that prevents Texas courts from using foreign law to determine the outcome of family

legal proceedings related to marriage, divorce, or parentchild relationships when those foreign laws conflict with constitutional rights. Hilderbran said House Bill 750 will ensure foreign law doesn’t violate the fundamental constitutional rights of Texans, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, equal protection, the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to due process. “There are concerns that our basic freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution could be sidestepped if a state judge were to base a decision on foreign laws, foreign legal doctrines, or foreign judgments,” Hilderbran

said. “This bill just ensures that foreign law never trumps our rights guaranteed under the U.S. and Texas constitutions.” Hilderbran cited 2010 case in which a New Jersey judge ruled that a man accused of sexually assaulting his wife should not be subject to a restraining order because the man was acting in accordance with his religious law. Although a higher court later overturned this ruling, Hilderbran said the case proves some judges will willingly base decisions on non-American laws. “This bill shouldn’t be necessary, because our judges should already be using American laws as the basis for

their rulings,” Hilderbran said. “Unfortunately, cases like the one in New Jersey prove that isn’t always the case.” Hilderbran’s bill does not single out any specific religion or foreign nation, and it does not apply to corporations or affect international contracts or international trade law. The legislation has already garnered support from local, state, and national groups, including the Oak Initiative. “I want to thank Rep. Hilderbran for his bold leadership on this bill,” said Randy Simmons, Texas Coordinator for the Oak Initiative. “Our country needs more leaders willing to

take a stand against political correctness and do the right thing. This bill is good for Texas and good for our country.” Other members of the Texas Legislature are already on board, as well, with Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) filing a companion bill (Senate Bill 285). Representatives Dan Flynn (R-Canton) and Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) have also filed similar legislation in the House – HJR 43 and HB 288, respectively – although both representatives have announced that they will sign on as co-authors to Hilderbran’s legislation.

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Gov. Perry: Technical Skills Expand Opportunities for Texas’ Workforce Gov. Rick Perry visited the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he discussed the State of the State and his priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session, particularly his proposals for ensuring Texas has a skilled and capable workforce. “The initiatives I have proposed will help remove the roadblocks between candidates who are already qualified and jobs that need to be filled, targeting the needs of specific groups, such as veterans, displaced workers and career-focused high school graduates, to maximize their job preparedness training,” Gov. Perry said.

“Many of these candidates already have specialized training and valuable realworld experience, but lack certification. Competencybased learning awards credit for those skills and experiences, dramatically cutting the time needed to earn certification and minimizing the cost.” Reiterating his belief that money does better in the hands of the taxpayers, the governor highlighted his commitment to reducing the tax burden on Texans by urging lawmakers to pass at least $1.8 billion in tax relief, and a constitutional amendment allowing the state to give money directly back to the

tax payers. He also addressed Texas’ extraordinary population and economic growth, and the infrastructure challenges that must be addressed to ensure the state remains on an upward trajectory in the future. The governor has called for the use of $3.7 billion from the Rainy Day Fund for a one-time investment in water and transportation infrastructure programs. In addition, he called on the Legislature to once and for all end diversions from the State Highway Fund, which would free up an additional 1.3 billion of ongoing biennial funding for transportation.

The governor also emphasized the elements of the Texas Budget Compact, such as truing up the budget and moving away from budget gimmicks; implementing a stronger constitutional limit on spending that does exceed the combined rate of inflation and population growth; scrubbing the budget for any waste and redundancies; ending the practice of using dedicated funds and specific fees for anything other than the purpose for which they were intended; and maintaining a strong Rainy Day Fund that includes not tapping the fund to meet ongoing expenses.

Hilderbran named chairman of House Ways and Means Committee AUSTIN (Feb. 4, 2013) – Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R-Kerrville) has once again been named chairman of the influential Ways and Means Committee in the Texas House of Representatives. The committee deals will all legislation relating to the state’s tax code. Hilderbran said that his top priorities as chairman are to provide meaningful tax relief for all taxpayers, restore funding to public education, and secure funding for infrastructure. As chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Hilderbran sits on the Legislative Budget Board, which prepares the draft appropriations bill and budget estimates for each state agency. “We’ve need to make our tax code

fairer and simpler. During the interim, the Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from Texans and Texas businesses regarding tax policy. I’ve listened to those concerns and will be introducing legislation for tax reform and relief for all Texans, including property owners and small businesses,” Hilderbran said. “Texas has led the nation in job growth, but we can still do more to attract new jobs to the state. At the same time, we have to make sure that we are providing businesses with the skilled labor they need. We have to improve education in the classroom and in workforce development in order to stay competitive.” He said that another key goal of 2013 will be developing the infrastructure

necessary for the state’s growing population, particularly as it relates to energy resources, transportation, and water supply. “We have to develop responsible, long-term plans to address the needs of both current and future Texans,” Hilderbran said. “We’re in a much better place than we were two years ago, and we need to use this opportunity to focus on long-term plans.” In addition to Ways and Means, Hilderbran was also named as a member of the State Affairs committee. The Ways and Means and State Affairs committees have historically been considered two of the most important committees in the legislature.

Gov. Perry Outlines Legislative Priorities at Greater Houston Partnership Gov. Rick Perry visited the Greater Houston Partnership, where he discussed the state of the state and his priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session, particularly his proposals for tax relief, education and infrastructure improvement. “Our bank balance is healthy, our economy is growing and our future is limitless,” Gov. Perry said. “We remain the nation’s prime destination for employers and jobseekers alike, and across the state - in classrooms, on assembly lines, in laboratories, on farms and in office buildings - hardworking Texans are today turning their dreams into realities.” The governor has called

on lawmakers to provide at least $1.8 billion in tax relief, and pass a constitutional amendment to allow the state to give money directly back to taxpayers. He also addressed Texas’ extraordinary population and economic growth by urging the use of $3.7 billion from the Rainy Day Fund for a one-time investment in water and transportation infrastructure programs. In addition, he called upon the Legislature to once and for all end diversions from the State Highway Fund, freeing up an additional $1.3 billion of ongoing biennial funding available for transportation. In highlighting the state’s education needs, Gov. Perry called for more

school choice in public education. This includes the creation of more public charter schools, scholarship programs, and increased flexibility in choosing academic courses. To address the dynamic and growing area of South Texas, the governor also called on lawmakers to provide the region access to the Permanent University Fund. This paired with efforts to make higher education more accessible and affordable to all Texans - such as providing more $10,000 degree options, a four-year tuition freeze and tying a minimum of ten percent of a school’s state funding to the number of students it graduates - all represent an investment in our state’s

skilled workforce and our future. The governor continues to emphasize the elements of the Texas Budget Compact, such as truing up the budget and moving away from budget gimmicks; implementing a stronger constitutional limit on spending that does not exceed the combined rate of inflation and population growth; scrubbing the budget for any waste and redundancies; ending the practice of using dedicated funds and specific fees for anything other than the purpose for which they were intended; and maintaining a strong Rainy Day Fund that includes not tapping the fund to meet ongoing expenses.

Perry Radio Ad Invites California Companies to Check Out Texas Radio listeners across the Golden State are hearing a new pitch this week - Texas Gov. Rick Perry inviting California companies to check out the low taxes, predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled workforce that have made Texas the best state in the nation to live, work and raise a family. The 30-second spot, which will run on six radio stations in the San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego media markets, coincides with a new, California-targeted section on The one-week ad buy is paid for by TexasOne, a publicprivate partnership that markets Texas nationally and internationally as a prime business destination. “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible. This is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and I have a message for California businesses: come check out Texas. There are plenty of reasons Texas has been named the best state for doing business for eight years running. Visit, and see why our low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system are just the thing to get your business moving to Texas.”


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DEADLINE EXTENDED!! It is time once again to be thinking about the wonderful young ladies that are in the Frio Canyon area who would be a good representative for the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce as Miss Frio River. Nomination forms are available at River Rags and Rhinestones, in Leakey and online at the Chamber website. The participating candidates will compete in a pageant at the annual Community Appreciation Banquet on April 13, 2013 at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment. It is always a fun and exciting evening and the girls are so great! Nominations are due by February 22, 2013, so honor a special lady by nominating her. Thanks in advance for making this event a success! Debbie Blalock and Kathy Hobbs, Co-Chairs

Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500 Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 Property 002 : Rocksprings area. Gently rolling topography, small hunting cabin, elec close. $54,000 PENDING!!! Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 NEW Property 007: 130 acs. On Bear Creek in Concan. No restrictions. Off CR349. $15,227.31 per acre POSSIBLE OWNER TERMS Property 008: Old Town Uvalde! 823 N. Getty St. Charming 2/2 home w/2 guest houses. Fully leased @ $1400 per month! $268,000 Property 009 : 134 acs. RR337 West frontage. Great for hunting. Elec. meter. Views. Will divide into 84 and 50 ac. $328,300 REDUCED NEWProperty 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! Property 013 : 417 Oriole Ave. Valley Ranch. All brick 3/2 open floorplan w/workshop. 2.24 acs. Attached 2C garage. $199,000 Property 015: Heavily treed 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. Water meter in place, elec & phone run across front of lot. $60,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 016: 21 acs. Hwy.1050. No restrictions & lg. neighbors. Nice topography and views! $146,979 PENDING Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $579,000 Property 018 : HUNTING! 31+ ACS. Blinds, feeders and travel trailer! Remote but good access. REDUCED $74,900 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! 6+ acs. 3BR/3.5BA + Apt. Fishing pond, huge barn, rock patios! $699,000 REDUCED! POSSIBLE O.F. Property 020: 31+ acs. NO RESTRICTIONS. Hwy. 1050 frontage. Unique cabin & guest house. Water well, views, fenced. $349,000 Property 021: Kickapoo Valley Ranch. 237 to 585 acs. Super hunting & large neighbors. $1050 to $1300 per acre Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED Property 023: Cute log cabin on 7+/- acs. Deer Creek Estates. On a seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $140,000 Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $119,000 Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system & elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of

amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 3 acs. In Concan fronting Hwy. 127. Just past Neal’s & Frio River. Great Commercial location! $225,000 Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development $7,000 per ac. REDUCED Property 036: Riverfront lot w/water & electric. Huge cypress and oak trees. Very nice! 1.78 acs. $159,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING 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 038: Cozy 2/2 log cabin in Frio Pecan Farm. Managed rentals. Investment property. $175,000 Property 040: Beautiful rock home. Unique details. River Park. 1620 sq. ft. on 1.24 acs. HUGE trees. Outdoor fp. $259,900 REDUCED Property 041: 25 acs. Hunting property w/well & electricity. Frontage on Hwy. 41. Great location. $95,000 Property 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 050: River access lot w/huge trees! All utilities. Frio River Place. Just steps from the Frio! Owner/Agent $86,000 Property 052: Huge 3/2 Triple wide on beautiful, shady 1.52 acs. Garage + sunroom. Close to town. City water AND well. $99,000 Property 053: 7+ acs. Frio frontage w/large 4/2 DW plus nice barn. $299,000 Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 060, 063: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lots 5-8 ACS.w/Frio Access. $130-165K Property 061: Cute brick house in Leakey. 170 Pecan Drive. Close to everything. On 2 lots w/guest house. $115,000 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED Property 067: 89+ acs. Hwy. frontage, near Garner. Partial high fence. Addtl. acreage available. $429,000 OWNER TERMS Property 068: 89+ acs. Adjacent to #67 above. Gorgeous land w/great topography. $429,000 OWNER TERMS Property 069: 14.9 acs. Hwy. 2748 frontage in Uvalde Co. Just gorgeous. Great homesite. Additional acreage avail. $115,000 OWNER TERMS Property 070: 18.74 acs. Real County. 2/3rds high fenced. Additional acreage available. $115,000 OWNER TERMS See website for additional properties

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report January 27, 2013 - February 2, 2013

JAIL REGISTER January 20 - January 26, 2013 HERNANDEZ, EFRIN MASIAS, 35 W/M, Camp Wood, Texas, A/O SHERIDAN, FTA-CAPIASGAMBLING PROMOTION WARRANT OUT OF HIDALGO COUNTY, AND BOND FORFEITURE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WARRANT OUT OF VAN ZANDT COUNTY, RELEASED TO HIDALGO COUNTY; REED, ANTHONY JOSEPH, 21 W/M, Leakey, Texas, A/O GASS, BOND FORFEITURE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, IN CUSTODY; MEYERS, GARY RAY, 27 W/M, Harper, Texas, A/O GASS, FTA- VOP- THEFT OF PROPERTY >= 20,000 < 100,000, AND WARRANT OUT OF GILLESPIE COUNTY FTA- DWI 2ND, PROBATION, $1,500 SURETY; LEWIS, KENNETH WILLIAM, 28 W/M, Leakey, Texas, A/O GRAHAM, DRIVING WHILE LICENSE INVALID WITH PREVIOUS CONVICTION, $4,000 SURETY. 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.

1/28/2013 @ â&#x20AC;˘ 832 responded to US Hwy 83 north for a report of a loose horse on the highway. â&#x20AC;˘ 2212 responded to a business on US Hwy 83 south for a report of a drive off. 1/29/2013 @ â&#x20AC;˘ 1902 responded to Ranch Road 337 west for a report of a loose bull on the highway. â&#x20AC;˘ 2008 responded to the 200 block of south Frio street for civil service. 2/1/2013 @ â&#x20AC;˘ 2343 responded to the 300 block of south San Pedro street


The Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce is now accepting sealed bids for modernizing and taking to the next level the Chamber of Commerce website. Interested bidders should submit a detailed proposal to the Frio Canyon Chamber of Comerce by February 6, 2013.

Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 743 Leakey, Texas 78873


City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld â&#x20AC;˘ Hugh Buchanan â&#x20AC;˘ Carl Jensen â&#x20AC;˘ Scott Chisum â&#x20AC;˘ Duane Wilson 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 â&#x20AC;˘ Brant Hickman â&#x20AC;˘ Sammie Ives â&#x20AC;˘Jesse Chavez â&#x20AC;˘ 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

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Older Worker Opportunities Now Available The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Kerr County, and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two). There are currently several openings for qualified candidates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this difficult economy, many older Texans are finding it necessary to find work,â&#x20AC;? says Nicolina Ortiz, local employment and training coordinator for Experience Works. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially difficult for older workers who have not looked for employment for some time or for those who been unsuccessful in their job hunt. Our program is a stepping stone for people desperate for work. We can provide immediate assistance and wages, for those who qualify for the SCSEP.â&#x20AC;? Experience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search assistance. With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers. For more information call 1-800-842-4982 or email To find out more about experience works, visit

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Leakey Eagles Boys Basketball Jesse Rodriguez

After a 0-2 start in the first two district games the Leakey Eagles hit the road for the next five district games. The first stop was Comstock of January 18th. The long trip was well worth it with the Eagles winning their first district game (74-19). Leakey scored 50 points in the first half and played great defense to limit Comstock to 11 first half point. Leading the way for the Eagles was Drew Shackelford and Tanner Pannell with 31 and 24 points respectfully. Will Stewart contributed with 12 rebounds and Emilio Navarro had 4 steals. Sr. Sacket Hohman, like usual contributes with his defensive pressure with leads to steals and easy baskets. The second of the road trip goes to Knippa. The Leakey- Knippa game would be a match-up of an earlier game during the SWTJC tournament in which the Rockcrushers defeated the Eagles. This time the Eagles Defense

ByCoach Macias

The JV Lady Eagles take first place after two tough games against Brackett and Nueces Canyon. The Lady Eagles won against Brackett with a score of 41 to 30. Kensee Auld was leading scorer with 22 point, she was hot on the three point line making 4 three pointers to put us in the lead right away. Also Miranda Cave added 7 points, Daisy Fick 2 points, Debra Odom 6 points, and Yasmeen Perez 6 points. The Lady Eagles played hard and were preparing themselves for our next game against Nueces

Canyon. We knew what to expect from Nueces, they came out and pressed us but not enough stop these Lady Eagles. These ladies battled to the end and fought back with aggression and teamwork to come up with the win with a score of 41-36. Yasmeen Perez was the top leading scores with 11 points against Nueces and Kensee Auld with 9 points. I am extremely impressed with the way these ladies played. It has been a season of hard work but sure proved to pay off. Great job JV Lady EAGLES!

was relentless in allowing Knippa very few scoring opportunities. Sr. Guard, Tanner Pannell has a tremendous evening scoring 29 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Will Stewart and Emilio Navarro collectively gathered 14 rebounds and Sachet Hohman and Drew Shackelford collected 7 steals. The final score was Leakey 52 – Knippa 29. With the win the Eagles are 2-2 in district play. The last game of the first round would take the Eagles to Angora country where wins are very difficult to get. Rocksprings had the visiting team on their heels most of the night. Every time Leakey got close the Angoras would answer. Going into the final quarter the Eagles found themselves down by 4 points. It wasn’t until the final three minutes that the Eagles took the lead but Rocksprings kept on challenging point for point. In the end the Eagles capitalized on some

Currently in the Biology Classroom Currently in the Biology classroom we are studying genetics. Genetics is the branch of biology that looks at how parents pass traits on to their offspring. It all started more than 150 years ago when a monk named Gregor Mendel conducted breeding experiments with pea plants that led him to discover the fundamental rules of inheritance. Mendel lived in the mid-19th century. During this time, people believed in

blending inheritance, meaning they thought that the traits of a father blended with the traits of a mother to produce children whose traits were supposed to be the averages of the parents’ traits. So a tall father and a short mother were expected to have average-sized kids. Mendel, who was also very interested in math and science, tested these ideas about inheritance by breeding pea plants in the abbey garden. He studied many

Leakey 7th Graders Take Local History Tour On Tuesday, January 22nd, seventh grade students in Mr. Austin’s Texas History class took a field trip to see local historic sites. The purpose of the trip was to teach the students about the lives of the pioneer families in the Frio Canyon. The day began with a visit to the site of the McLaurin Massacre on Route 336 north of Leakey. This is the location of the last Indian raid in the Hill Country. From there students travelled to the Cypress Creek cemetery to see the graves of early Cypress Creek pioneers. The next stop was the Leakey Floral Cemetery where students were able to see the headstones of Catherine McLaurin, Allen lease, John Leakey, and Nancy Leakey. The trip included a tour of the Real County

Angora mistakes to come home with a 63-59 win. Isaiah Chavez came off the bench and created a major sparks for the Eagles. Isaiah hit two big 3’s, had a steal and an assist. The Eagles are sitting in third place with a 3-2 district record after the first round of play. The second round will on Tuesday, January 29th in D’Hanis. It will be the Eagles fourth game in row on the road and it does not get any easier, on Friday, February 1st the Eagles will travel to Utopia for their final road district game. The remaining three games will be played at home. On Tuesday, February 5th the Eagles will host Comstock. During halftime of the JV boys game, the 4th and 5th grade boys will be playing 3 on 2 with a chaser. It is a lead up game for basketball. Come and support our teams as we journey to the State Basketball playoffs.

Historical Museum led by guides Kathy Brooks and Carol Kolb. At the museum students were able to see many artifacts from the early settlers in the area, including clothing, tools, and photographs. The next stop was historic Rio Frio, where 7th graders saw the old Watkins house (1868), the historic irrigation ditch, the Big Tree, the Patterson house, and the Rio Frio Cemetery. After lunch the group rode the bus to Concan to see the old silver mines where Jim Bowie and his men were hoping to “strike it rich”. Host Brad Hart showed students several entrances to the old mines including one place where they were able to walk in and see silver ore. Another attraction in Concan was a nearby Indian

by Rick Austin

mound where students searched for arrow heads. Student Mayito Medina found a broken point which he was allowed to keep as a souvenir. Students were then treated to a visit with Roger Rosa, a local Concan resident with an extensive collection of Native American artifacts. The final stop of the day was the historic home of Diane Foshee. Her house belonged to the McLaurin family and is one of the oldest houses in the area. Many thanks to Mrs. Foshee for her hospitality that day! Students learned a great deal from the trip and said that their favorite sights included the Big Tree and the Indian mound. Thanks to Mr. Mark Manglberger for driving the bus on this tour.

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of the heritable traits of peas, including flower color, pea color, plant height, and pea shape. Although other people had bred plants and animals for desirable characteristics before, Mendel was extremely careful in his experiments and used math to look at inheritance in a new way, revealing patterns that no one else had noticed.

Motivational Tactics come in all Sizes by Beth Manglberger

Quite often I tell people that I teach junior high students and they almost always say something like, “I’m sorry”. I always respond that I love teaching junior high. Their desire to learn is refreshing, even though sometimes it may need a little jump start. The same thing can be said for their behavior. I discovered last semester that my students needed some additional motivation so that we could begin and continue

class with little distractions. I asked them “what is it going to cost me?” Their response, after some deliberation, was a hamster. That’s all, so after a semester of trying to learn to control voice volume, work on respect, and attempting diligence in assignments, I gave in. Make welcome “Hammy” the hamster. They really look forward each day to getting to see him and watch him do whatever it is a hamster does.


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Valeria Sarahi Gonzalez is the daughter of Orpha Gonzalez of Leakey. The third oldest of five children, she has been a Leakey ISD student for five years with her two younger brothers: Pedro (Freshman) and James (4th grade). Valeria has a great passion for music and has been a band member and baritone player since the 5th grade. In her spare time, she loves helping out in the ministry work and playing her instruments (baritone, flute, and piano). After high school, Valeria plans to go to Southwest Texas Junior College to complete her basics. While she spends her free time improving in her music, she will try to grow stronger spiritually and eventually be baptized. She would then like to attend a 4-year university, major in the fine arts of music, and become a band director.

Andrew Smith is the son of Amie Scott and David Smith of Leakey. �He has a brother Addison Scott who is in 4th grade and a sister Alaila Scott in 1st grade. His hobbies during free time consist of hanging out friends, working, playing sports, video games, listening to music, and watching movies. Smith has been an employed throughout his high school years at various businesses. His extracurricular school activities consisted of football, golf, track, and U.I.L. Academics. Also, he has been a member of the Leakey Chapter of the FFA, Leakey ISD Student Council, National Honor Society, class officer and is the current senior class president. Goals for his future are to attend either a 4-year university for engineering or attend a trade school to be a licensed electrician and eventually get his master electrician’s license.

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This week our Olympic Experience has been through letter K – K is for kids everywhere who practice hard and dream of competing for their country on an Olympic team. Most every Olympic sport organizes junior programs to help develop future stars, but Olympic champions have more than just skills. They have determination. Many of them have had tremendous obstacles to overcome as children. For instance, Wilma Rudolph, one of 22 children in her family, not only lived in poverty but contracted polio and could barely use her left leg for several years. Wilma didn’t let

that stop her as she won three gold medals in track and field in the 1960 Summer Games. Let’s look at snowboarding legend, Shaun White. Did you know that he endured two open heart surgeries before he was one year old? Knicknamed “the Flying Tomato”, Shaun won gold medals in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games. This week’s Olympic Trivia question is “What is used to light the Olympic flame?” Good luck as you search for the answer. Remember, you too can go for the gold just by being the best that you can be.




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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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The LISD 4th grade class takes a Compound Words trip back in time! by Rebecca Dabbs

Each year the Daughters of the Republic of Texas hold an essay contest that is open to 4th and 7th grade students. The CaddelSmith Chapter from District VII in Uvalde covers our area. Each year they select two topics for the students to choose from. This year the topics were “The Angel of Goliad” and James W. Fannin. Leakey is fortunate to have a community that is deeply passionate about historical preservation. We have many citizens who take great pride in being native Texans and are willing to share that with others. Mrs. Mimi Hardwick is one such person. She worked with our class extensively throughout our DRT Essay writing process. She even came to the classroom and visited us as “The Angel of Goliad” in hopes of bringing history to life for these young minds. Since Mrs. Mimi Hardwick visited our classroom as the “Angel of Goliad” she organized a trip for the 4th grade class to

go visit Mr. and Mrs. Burrier who are local Leakey historians. Mr. and Mrs. Burrier provided the students with and exciting walk through the Texas Revolution. Mr. and Mrs. Burrier have an extensive collection of various flags, weapons, clothing, and other artifacts that were used during the Revolution. The class was enthralled in conversation and very anxious to share what they had already learned in their research. Mrs. Burrier made the students homemade lemonade and cookies. The 4th grade class spent many hours doing research, writing, and editing to complete their papers in hopes of winning a prize (What they do not realize is that the real prize is not monitory, but what they have learned along their journey to complete the paper!). It is a day that the class will not soon forget.

Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie: three words near and dear to many American hearts. Actually, the words have more in common than Americana; they are members of a category of words called compound words. The 1st graders are working hard to find all types of compounds!!!! What are Compound Words? Compound words are formed when two or more words are put together to form a new word with a new meaning. They can function as different parts of speech, which can dictate what form the compound takes on. For example, the word carry over is an open compound word when it’s used as a verb but it is closed when used as a noun and an adjective. Compound words fall

within three categories and it’s not unusual to find the same word in more than one group. Here are the three types of compound words with an explanation and examples of each: Closed compound words are formed when two unique words are joined together. They don’t have a space between them and they are the type that generally comes to mind when we think of compound words. For example: grasshopper Open compound words have a space between the words but when they are read together a new meaning is formed: ice cream Hyphenated compound words are connected by a hyphen. To avoid confusion, modifying compounds

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much to the displeasure of the Pirates, the Panthers showed their basketball savvy and held the ball to protect their 16-point lead. The Panthers notched another district victory to stay in third place with the satisfying 30 - 14 win. Better still, the J.V. got the gym rowdy for the varsity competition. The Varsity did not come out cold, but they did not come out ready to set the night on fire either. The Panthers had a steady 11-point opening quarter to C.P.’s 6 points, but their defense was not a driving force. In the second quarter, the Pirates took advantage of N.C.’s lack-luster play. They opened a 14-point comeback while the Panthers treaded water. Perhaps the biggest detriment to the Panther’s game was their inability to take advantage of their fast-break opportunities. Too many times, their potential transition buckets ended in an N.C. turnover or a missed lay-up. Consequently, N.C. clutched to a four-point lead at half, 24 - 20. Then in the second half, the Panthers regrouped and stepped up their defensive pressure on the ball, and held Center Point to just 12 points

By Coach Brandy Sweeten

for the half. Alyssa Ramirez was the catalyst in this area. She jump-started her team with steals or forced turnovers from the Pirates. She also used her energy to turn her defense into offense scoring 11 for the night and going 5 for 7 from the foul line. Another bright spot in the Panther’s corner was a healthy Kyra Sifuentes. Luckily for the Canyon, Sifuentes had one of her biggest games of the season finishing with 18 points, 6 steals, and 5 rebounds to lead all scorers. This allowed N.C. to weather the storm and finish out the game the way they needed to. The Panthers did it the hard way, but they took care of business and paved their way into the post season with the 48 - 32 victory. Other scoring for the Panthers was: Nikki Milliorn had 7 points, Hailey Luce finished with 4, Danielle Irwin, Abbey Falcon, and Nevah Navarro all had a deuce, and Jennifer Huddleston knocked down two from the foul line. N.C. improved their record to 23 - 4 overall and 7 -1 in District. They now turn their attention to hosting the third-ranked Mason Cowgirls on Friday.


On Friday, February 01, 2013 the Nueces Canyon High School participated in the “Best of Texas” online practice UIL Academic meet. Schools were divided according to classification in order to give a nondiscriminatory Class 1A opportunity to compete with other schools throughout this great state of Texas. Nueces Canyon will be taking part in three of these online meets prior to the official District UIL Academic meet which is in Mason on Wednesday March 27, 2013. The events offered and student competitors of 2-1-13 were as follows: Number Sense: Michael Pina, Kristol Perez, Preston Watters and Nikki Ramirez. Science: Ian Harvey, Jose Gonzales,

Nevah Navarro, Dakota Davilla, Alexis Flores and Malerie Gomez. Social Studies: Jacob Hicks, Ambor Hamilton, Dakota Davilla and Lane Boatright. Spelling/Vocabulary: Haley Chavez, Reanna Pena, Abbey Falcon and Alex Grelle. Mathematics: Michael Pina, Kristol Perez, Bailey Gober and Jose Gonzales. Current Issues and Events: Kyra Sifuentes, Isaiah DeLeon, Nikki Milliorn and Cres Falcon. Calculator Applications: Siera Edwards, Alexis Flores, Malerie Gomez and Ambor Hamilton. This competition went very smoothly and all who were involved appreciated the speediness of event results.

NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Mason Friday, February 1st, the Prowling Panthers hosted the third-ranked-team in the state in the Mason Cowgirls. The night had a play-off feel to it as the Panthers’ still had a chance to win the district if they could pull off the upset. The J.V. Girls had the opening tip. Their game too was an important one if they were going to stay in contention for second place and get a second chance at Mason from their previous loss in Cowgirl Territory. The Panthers knew it was a big game, and perhaps it showed in their shooting. N.C. came out cold as ice for the entire first half. N.C. could only muster one bucket for the first 16 minutes of play. That would discourage most players, but it did not seem to deter Big Blue as they kept scrapping for every play to stay in the ball game. The good news for the Canyon was they only allowed the Cowgirls 11 points of their own for the half, so the game was still anyone’s to be had. In the third quarter, the Panthers finally took a liking to the east rim and netted 10 points to Mason’s 4. This put the Panthers right back into the thick of things. N.C. was

sparked by a courageous Emily Carnes and Priscilla Gonzales who both kept shooting until they finally heated up. Both Players sank 6 points. Reserve point guard Nikki Ramirez also showed signs of life when she sparked her team on the defensive end turning steals into 4 productive points. Finally the Panthers went ahead by one bucket, but Mason’s nifty point guard banked in yet another runner in transition to tie the game 21 all and force overtime. In an exciting overtime, Gonzales sank her final shot and April Amine, who has been the go-to-girl of late, put in her final bucket for her 9 points cinching the victory 25 - 21. The revenge felt sweet, and both the Girls and Boys J.V. victories set the stage of inspiration for N.C.’s Girls Varsity and what lie ahead. . . The Panthers took to the floor using the electricity from their home crowd. Alyssa Ramirez showed why she is candidate for defensive player of the year by picking the Cowgirls’ pockets right from the get-go and putting up two of her four points for the Panthers on the opening play. That helped N.C. to settle in.

By Coach Brandy Sweeten

Big Blue did another nice job of handling the Cowgirls’ fullcourt man pressure in large part due to guards Hailey Luce and Siera Edwards. Luce finished with 6 assists and a bucket and only committed 3 turnovers on the night, while a returning Edwards eased her way back into the line-up with 4 assists. Big Blue kept on pace with the girls in purple finishing the first quarter with 9 points to Mason’s 13. In the second quarter, Mason capitalized on their shooting at the charity stripe to gain their largest quarter. The Cowgirls, in true play-off fashion, hit 12 of 21 from the foul line, while the Panthers shot a dismal 7 of 17. Even still, the Panthers were in the hunt going into half time down 17 - 29. In the second half, Mason backed their defense down low into a packed 1-3-1. It was there where the Canyon made too many errors trying to force the ball inside. In addition, N.C.’s outside shooting was not up to par on a night when they really needed it to be. To the Panthers’ credit, they kept fighting. Reserve players, Ashley Harmon, Danielle Irwin,

and Nevah Navarro logged some quality minutes giving N.C. some grit. Harmon finished with 4 points and 7 boards while Irwin finished with 5 points. Kyra Sifuentes also tried to get her long range bombs to fall and did lead N.C. with 8 points, but Mason just seemed to do more with their opportunities and took better advantage of defensive breakdowns from the Panthers. The once exciting game fizzled to a 20-point deficit where the Panthers had to give the Cowgirls’ their dues on this night. N.C. had to settle for a very well-deserved second-place finish in a District 27-A that is no slouch. N.C. fell short 35 - 55. Other scorers for the Canyon were: posts Abbey Falcon and Nikki Milliorn who had mirrorimage results with 7 rebounds and 5 points each, and Jennifer Huddleston continued to make the most of her time on the court with a put-back at the end of play. The Panthers now hope to continue to sharpen their skills with their final regular-season game this Tuesday when they host Harper and celebrate Parent Night.

are often hyphenated, especially when they precede a noun such as in the case of part-time teacher, high-speed chase, and fifty-yard dash. When they come after the noun they are open compounds: a chase that is high speed, a teacher that is part time, etc. It’s true the rules for compound words can be a bit confusing at times. The best thing to do when you have a question about a compound word is look it up. Often times you’ll find options with the preferred choice listed first. The bottom line is that the only way to know for sure how to spell compounds is to consult an authoritative source: a good dictionary.

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NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Centerpoint January 29th, the Prowling Panthers went on their last regular-season road trip all the way out to Center Point. It was a big night, as a victory would solidify the Panther’s bid for a play-off berth. The J.V. set the right kind of tone for the first game. The Panthers came out swinging first. N.C. was sparked again by April Amine who was aggressive on the boards and made moves in the paint. Amine led all scorers with 9. Also, N.C. set a strong defensive tone with everyone moving quickly to the ball. Guards Selena DeLeon and Natalie Vargulish hit from outside to help the Panther cause against the Pirates’ 2-3 zone. They finished with 2 and 5 points respectively. Vargulish was beginning to find her range draining the Panther’s only three-pointer. At halftime, N.C. led 18 - 11. Then in the second half, Nikki Ramirez gave a spark scoring two in a row, one lay-up off a steal in the open court. Priscilla Gonzales also came alive to knock down 5 points. Emily Carnes and Malerie Gomez finished out the scoring with 4 points for Carnes and 1 foul shot for Gomez. In the fourth quarter,

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Nueces Canyon Band Boosters Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser Kick Off Scheduled! The Nueces Canyon Band Boosters will be kicking off their spring fundraiser on Feb. 16th, 2013! The Nueces Canyon Panther Band will be selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits again this year! Their goal for this year is $3500, which could be met if each band member sells just 10 kits!!! This money is used for various needs for the band, including their end of year trip to Fiesta Texas. Little Caesars Pizza Kits, Cookie Dough and Pie Kits range in price from $12.00 to $19.00. Most pizza kits include enough products to make 3 pizzas. The personal pizza kits produces 9 6-inch pizzas and the deep dish pizza kit will make 6 5-inch pizzas. To order your items from the NC Panther Band, please contact Jana Valenzuela at 5978153. They will be making rounds through the community going door to door as well! Don’t miss out on this great deal; get your pizza kit ordered today!!

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A special meeting of Sabinal Helping Hands was held January 31 at 6 pm. Some of the items discussed were no longer having children volunteers unless closely supervised by a parent, no children in the office at all, no children running loose or playing on the property at the time of distribution of commodities. All volunteers must be over 18 years of age. There is to be no more “taxi” service to accomodate clients and to receive food, you must be present. More volunteers are needed. There is to be a review of your cards on Saturday Feb. 9 from 10 am to 2 pm and on Sunday February 10 from 4 to 6 pm. You must come in person, bring your card with you. Without the review, you cannot receive anything until your reapplication is done. Bluebonnet Presentation Mary Barrios, Children’s Advocacy Center Program Director, presented a film which addressed child abuse. She spoke on how to report suspected child abuse and explained the different types of abuse. Refreshments were

Out with the old…In with the new! Mrs. Jones’ 2nd graders have been teaching Mrs. Muennink’s Kinder students some amazing things! The old days of the 3 R’s … reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic have definitely changed. No more sitting in rows, only in alphabetical order, and heaven forbid you talked. Now, we put them in groups, encourage them to talk, discuss, think, and create. The way we were taught…sitting there being lectured to, taking notes, and then merely tested, with no real reason why we were learning it has become obsolete. Kids today are living in the age of technology, free thinking, having an opinion, collaborating, and publishing their work. Everything is done through the media with

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The Sabinal Civic Club will meet tomorrow at 4 pm in the Meadows Reading Room at the Sabinal Public Library. Plans for the fashion show and luncheon, set for February 23 at 11:30 am in St. Patrick Catholic Church Parish Hall, will be finalized. Hostesses for February are Frances Guevara and Millie Verstuyft.

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this burning desire to put everything “out there” in the open. We are proud to be a district that has embraced these changes and have recognized what it takes to reach the generations of today, tomorrow, and the future. The technology we have here at our district is unlike any other in our area. We have laptops, iPads, and iTouches on our campus for students to utilize in the classrooms. Our interactive white boards in all the classrooms have our students actively engaged more than the boring classrooms of the past. We are able to let our students direct the instruction and have a say in what they learn and how they learn it in turn helping them to actually retain it better and enjoy learning! Thanks to the vision and the determination of our administration and the school board we are reaching new heights every day.

City of Sabinal Regular Meeting January 28, 2013 Mayor Louis A. Landeros, Jr. called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on January 28, 2013, with the following aldermen, staff and visitors present: Mike Nuckles, Nancy Alvarado, Chuck Van Pelt, Alma Martinez, Linda Musquiz, Eloisa Muniz, Jesus Reyes, Betty Jo Harris, Aaron Martinez, Rose Alvarado, Luciana Castaneda, Israel Martinez, James Wall, Mario A. Resma, Gloria V. Resma, Ken Cave, Nora G. Gomez, Mary Ann Flores, Luis Beltran, Jr. Beltran, Fred Alvarez and Jim Cavasos. Betty Jo Harris led the invocation; and Louis A. Landeros, Jr. led the pledge to the United States flag. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Musquiz, all six voted to approve the accounts payable in the general operating, systems and gas funds as presented. There were no citizens signed up to speak. Mayor Landeros and Ken Cave spoke about the last agreed order from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The $14,034.00 fine was reduced to $7,562.00, With Mayor Landeros signing off for the city of Sabinal. Cave said the city is on the right track to be in compliance. Mike Nuckles thanked Cave for his help. The next item on the agenda was Ken Cave’s proposal for further environmental services of approximately $8,330.00 ($85.00 Per hour). As requested by the Mayor, Harris checked with Stephen Horton on procedure for this item which has not been budgeted. There will have to be a budget amendment passed for the expense, and possibly for the revenue. Cave stated that he would work to keep the city in compliance with effluents and reporting. The ammonia requirement is not unusual for the Sabinal river basin and Leona river basin. The chances of getting that requirement removed from the permit are zero. He will do technical assistance and operational oversight. Luis Beltran of Beltran supply spoke on the

problem with the nitrogen. He works with UTSA to clean sewage water with no chemicals. Need to balance right now. If in the future there is a problem, can get rid of nitrogen if necessary. If problems persist, they can help. Van Pelt stated that with Beltran and Cave, the city can keep in compliance and solve all fine issues. A small trial was run on the Sabinal effluent, which lowered the nitrogen ten points. Landeros noted that there is a meeting scheduled with the TCEQ, Raul Garcia, Cave and Aaron Martinez to go over the needs of the plant. Steven Pena stated that what is a good idea and what TCEQ will allow is sometimes two different things. Nuckles asked Beltran to send specifications and estimated costs to Cave. Beltran stated this is not new research. There was no action on Beltran’s proposal. On a motion by Martinez and second by Van Pelt, all six voted to approve Ken Cave’s proposal to the end of 2013. He does not think the city will need him after that. There was no action taken on the proposed hill country rivers contract. After some discussion on the proposed bull riding event at the rodeo arena during cypress day (Fred Alvarez), Alvarado moved to table the question until the February 11, 2013 meeting. The motion was seconded by Nuckles. All six voted for. On a motion by Alvarado and second by Muniz, all six voted to pass ordinance 2013-01, authorizing the investment of public funds. Afer a short break, the council reconvened to discuss the problem of Nora Gomez sewer stop up. The city had to lay the line at a minimum grade, since the state would not let them place the line next to highway 90 (Fisher Ave.). There are six inch and four inch lines. The line, some of which was installed new, ties in the Twin Oaks Motel, Nora’s Taco, Gomez home and several mobile homes. There has been a problem with grease and sewer stops for the entire six years Nora’s Taco has been located

easy of Twin Oaks. Mayor Landeros stated that the city wants satisfied customers. But that may not happen. Landeros inspected the situation himself. Martinez recommends disconnecting the Nora’s Taco and placing it on a septic system. The rest should run fine without the grease from a restaurant. On a motin by Alvarado and second by Van Pelt, five voted to go with the director of public works recommendation to get a plumbing contractor (bonded and insured) with a camera to go into the line. If, in fact, it is something that can not be fixed, the city will disconnect the taps, refund her money, so she can put in a septic for the restaurant. Muniz voted against. Motion passed. On the question of stopping the parking next to the railroad on the north between Hondo and San Antonio streets (required by Union Pacific), Pena requested a map and the copy of the beautification agreement. On a motion by Musquiz and second by Alvarado, all six voted to table the question until the 25th of February. On a motion by Alvarado and second by Nuckles, all six voted to make keys available to the mayor for after-hours access to city hall and the city secretary’s office. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Nuckles, all six voted to approve resolution 13-1, appointing Matthew I. Sage (pid 342908) as a new reserve for the police department. “Closed session as per Texas Gov’t Code Annoted Section 551.074-Personnel-hire new police patrol officer-Mario A. Resma (pid 189981) . The time is 10:10 p.m.” “The Sabinal City Council is reconvened to act on agenda item number 12. The time is 10:19 p.m. No action was taken in closed session.” On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Alvarado, all six voted to hire Mario A. Resma as the new patrol officer at a rate of $11.90 Per hour, 180 day probationary period. On a motion by Alvarado and second by Nuckles, all voted to adjourn at 10:24 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Struggles In ‘Good Old Days’ Made Goffs Stronger By Irene Van Winkle

Harvey Goff and his sister, Cleo Meadow, remember growing up at Noah Knox (they later split up). R.B. and Malinda had four children: the family place in Harper, but Cleo’s adult life was mostly spent Lee Robert (born 1900), then Calvin, Delia and Ella. Lee started at Roaring Rock in Mountain Home. Harvey eventually became a school in Doss, where, according to Terry and Kathy (Harvey D.’s fixture at the YO Ranch on the Divide. daughters who wrote in the 1986 Kerr County Album), he rode a Ranching, fiddling and their faith have kept the Goffs on a sane path burro for transportation. to life, they said. Their father, Lee Goff, was Precinct 4 Kerr County The family moved to Kerr County in 1910, purchasing a 440-acre Commissioner in the 1950s, but the known history of this branch ranch for a mere $10 an acre nine miles from Harper. The children goes back nearly another 150 years. went to school at Klein Branch but for only six months a year. Out of Early references to the Goff (or Gough) clan show they were in necessity, they took off during various times like November, to pick Fauquier (formerly Prince William) County, Virginia, possibly as cotton, according to the Album entry for Lee: early as 1622. A Goff newsletter cited a massacre of English settlers “They were to make their living for the next few years from what by Indians that year; on the list of victims was a “Robert Goffe and cotton they could grow and what ranching they could do.” his wife.” Harvey, too, remembered picking cotton, starting at the age of 4, and John and Bartholemew Goffe were mentioned in an account of taking it by iron-wheeled cart to one of Harper’s two cotton gins. children in London, England, orphaned by the plague, being sent to It took Lee four years of courtship by horse and buggy to wed Ellen Virginia as “apprentices” (possibly indentured servants), who earned Green, who had moved here from Blanco County, by 1924. When land and freedom upon maturity. R.B. died, Malinda lived with them until she moved to Harper. In Otherwise, Harvey and Cleo only know the last two centuries of 1938, Lee bought out his siblings’ share of the inherited property. their ancestral story. Family historian Idell Erlanson (granddaughter The price this time around was $20 an acre — double of what R.B. of Jesse Washington and Martha Ann had paid. Wynn Goff) used census research from Lee and Malinda’s children were Martha Ann Goff King. There is a bit Robey Dean (1927-1991); a year later of mystery as to which man —James came Harvey D.; and Cleo, who was or Andrew Goff (who died in 1850 of born seven years after that. Robey and dropsy) — was the husband of Jennett Harvey attended Reservation School, Walker of South Carolina. Apparently, but Cleo went to Harper for 10 years, her mother, who lived with her, was then was at Tivy High School through named Barbara, Idell surmised. graduation. The love of playing music Census records of Polk County, was something that Lee shared with Texas, show that Jennett received a his children, which they said meant the homestead grant in 1859 near the town world to them. of Livingston. Within three weeks, she Fiddling became a favorite for both sold the nearly 200-acre tract for nearly Robey and Harvey. Harvey said he $600. learned to fiddle after learning the Cobbling together the rest of the guitar, and made his first fiddle from family, James (apparently the family an apple box. Many times, friends determined that he was more likely and family would all get together, the husband) and Jennett had nine and they’d play music, cook barbecue children, starting in 1816: John, and have great time, Cleo and Harvey Jesse, Elijah, Charles, Arthur, Sarah, said. Claranda, Samantha and Barbara. They Lee became Pct. 4 Kerr County lived near the Texas-Louisiana border, Commissioner, serving from 1950and had ties to Natchitoches, La. The 1958. In his tenure, Ingram Dam was Goffs were mostly farmers living in built — “during one of the driest years rural areas. Eventually they headed Jesse Washington Goff, seated, and his wife, Martha Ann Wynn, on record.” Many Kerr County Roads this way. were constructed and paved, such as left, were remembered as “poor but God-fearing honest people. John was born in Arkansas. Later, with They were the type of people who came West and settled this great an extension of FM 479 to U.S. 290, country.” The Goffs came to Gillespie County in 1893, and in 1910, his wife Jane, a native of Louisiana, he as well as the new Goat Creek Road. their son, R.B., moved between Mountain Home and Harper. Shown had four children, all born in Texas. at far right is daughter Martha Goff Knox Capps Besides caring for the ranch, Lee Elijah was born in either Louisiana or helped 4-H and stock shows in Kerr Arkansas. His first six children were born in Louisiana, and the last and Gillespie counties, and also sold real estate, helping sell land two in Texas, where he and wife Nancy arrived between 1854 and that later became the community of Greenwood Forest. He was on 1856. Harper’s school board, president of the Hill Country Cowboy Camp Elijah fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, in the 185th Meeting in Mountain Home, a charter member of the Hunt-Ingram Texas Infantry in Ochiltree’s Regiment. While he was at war, Nancy Lions, a lifelong Mason, and a deacon at Sunset Baptist Church. died, and he remarried. Between both his wives, Elijah eventually In 1944, Robey graduated from Harper High School, and went on to had at least 13 children. One was named Henry Clay and another Texas A&M University. By then, WWII was winding down. After General Lee. In 1850, sister Sarah (born 1833) married James King the bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Polk County, in a ceremony performed by her brother, Jesse. Ten Robey, who had been in military service training for the invasion of years later, the couple was living in Walker County with children Japan, served in the occupation of Japan. Gincy, Catherine, John, William Harriet and Moses. Reportedly, Afterward, he began a long career of service in another field James King was killed in the Civil War, and Sarah had a heart attack — the ministry. He started preaching and was licensed at the Sunset when she was informed of his death. Baptist Church in Mountain Home. He was ordained and in 1967, In 1839, older brother Jesse married Ann Eliza Wade in Natchitoches graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort in a ceremony by a Methodist minister, Rev. John Bilbo. Two years Worth, during which time he and his wife, Mary Jane Pool, were later, Mary E. was born, followed by Martha Ann, Susan and houseparents at Buckner Baptist Children’s Home in Dallas. He Andrew, the first of their children born in Texas. Another child was served as chaplain for many years with the Veterans Administration, Jesse Washington (1854-1937), and his line is where the ties to the working in St Louis, Little Rock, Bonham and Kerrville. Hill Country came into play. In 1875, Jesse W. married Martha Ann He trained staff in grief counseling and stress management, and he Wynn in Leon County, Texas. By the end of that year, they would also was a career counselor. Robey and Mary Jane, who are both have a new home and a new baby. deceased, had two children, Vanessa Caylor and Denise Longgrear. Together with other relatives, they left East Texas in a wagon train Now living in Harper, Harvey, who looks like the penultimate and came to Llano County, where their first child, Robert Benjamin cowboy, has been known by several titles: The Quiet Man and, after “R.B.” (1875-1934), was born. On the journey was Jesse W.’s own appearing in a commercial, The Marlboro Man. He came to the YO sister, also named Martha Ann, and her husband Robert King; Ranch in 1960 while working on windmills, but eight years later, his another sister, Jennie, with her husband, Cyrus Mitchell; Jesse W.’s sharp hunting skills caught their eye and he took an offer to work as aunt, Samantha, and her husband, Moses King; and a cousin, Alf a hunting guide. Some of the windmills Harvey maintained were as King. tall as 60 feet, but he said he only ventured up the 45-foot ones. As a “When Jesse went west, he separated from his brothers. One went hunting guide, there were other hazards. north, and the other one to Kennedy, and they never saw each “When you’re out there working by yourself, it makes you more other again,” Harvey said, adding that once he did meet one of the careful when you work at something semi-dangerous,” he said. grandsons, Bobby Goff, at Texas A&M University. Sadly, Jesse W.’s “You have to keep your guns and ammo in order. Hunters don’t and his wife’s second child, Fannie, died from a spider bite, but they always like to follow your instructions, though.” One of his hunters had more children: Jennie, Cassie, Lula, Lilla and Port Calvin. Then, carelessly set a gun on the floor of Harvey’s truck, and the firearm in 1893, Jesse and his family moved again, this time to Gillespie discharged inside. “The steel was sheared and it went through the County. The next year’s tax rolls show their inventory: two wagons, radiator, and water started leaking out. I stuck a handkerchief in the eight horses, four cattle, and 20 hogs, with a combined value of $200 split, and it never leaked again,” Harvey said with a smile. “But the — and $56 due in taxes. sound of that gun shook me to my toenails. It tickled me that he was In 1895, the youngest child, Martha Alice (Idell Erlanson’s mother), safety instructor at a gun club.” Harvey also has pitched in with his was born. Jesse worked hard, using a team of oxen and a wagon hound dogs looking for lost children or escapees. to freight goods between New Orleans and Kerrville. Idell penned At age 81, he maintains the YO affiliation, and working outdoors personal impressions of her grandparents: keeps him connected to that lifestyle. “Jesse and Martha Ann were poor but God-fearing honest people. “I still go out there and help them out sometimes, riding the fences They were the type of people who came West and settled this great where the feral hogs break through,” Harvey said. Over the years, he country. ... I remember many stories told to me by my grandmother, became an expert on practically every kind of barbed wire made. Martha Ann. She said that once, when Grandpa was gone on a He married Louise Sherman, whose family built Sherman’s Mill on freighting expedition, he was gone longer than usual and she was Kelly Creek. They have two daughters, Kathy McGehee and Terry totally out of provisions. She stood in her kitchen door one day Horton. Kathy has taught at Hal Peterson Middle School for nearly looking out to the field where the children were working. There three decades. On Oct. 24, she was the first woman inducted into the was nothing in the house to fix for their dinner and her heart ached Tivy High School Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in for them. She fell on her knees and asked God’s help to provide for volleyball — in 1970, she led the THS volleyball team to a fourththem. She said that it was not an hour before a neighbor rode up on place finish in the state tournament. horseback. He said that he and his wife had been talking and decided Terry has just opened up a new day care facility in her hometown of that, since Mr. Goff had been gone a long time, she must be low on Harper. food so he had brought her a quarter of beef. She said that from that Cleo spent more than 20 years working at Sid Peterson Memorial day forward, she never doubted that God knew her needs and would Hospital. She is with the Cowboy Camp Meeting Ladies Auxiliary, provide.” Martha Ann died first, then Jesse, who died in Brady, and recently served on the Kerr County Emergency Services District where they are both buried. Jesse, who died of a stroke, stayed with No. 2 board in Mountain Home. When she married Keith Meadow, Idell during his last years, she said: they lived at the Meadow Ranch, which also included the popular “He liked for me to read Western books to him and nothing pleased swimming hole at Roaring Rock. him more than to keep the fire going in the three old fireplaces we Their son, Scott, worked as a nurse, as did his wife, Sandra. Now, he had in our house. I would chide him about working so hard and he is a hunting guide and wildlife manager. would laugh and say work was good for the soul. He taught Glenn, They have two other children, Mike and Laurie. my oldest, to ride a tricycle up and down the long hall in the middle As to the family’s legacy from the “good old days,” although he of the house. They were great buddies.” admired his ancestors, Harvey waxed philosphically practical. Idell regretted that she had not asked him more questions about “You know, I think that actually, these are the ‘good old days,’” those he had left behind when he came west. R.B. married Malinda he said. “Everything back then had to be hand-made and handLange from Doss. His sister, Cassie, married Willie Lange. Jennie harvested,” he said. “We used to run stock on horses, and now we wed Adolph Wienecke, Lula married Lytle Gibson, Lillie married use Jeeps. Nowadays, everything’s changed to make doing them Lee Kuykendall and Port Calvin married Ada Terry, and Martha wed much easier.”

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

O B I T U A R I E S Eldora Barrows Ellis

John Hebert Langner

Billy Max Davis

(May 18, 1924 - January 29, 2013)

(January 29, 2013-November 26, 1916)

(March 24, 1929 - January 31, 2013)

John Herbert Langner, 88, of Uvalde, went to his heavenly home on January 29, 2013. He was born on May 18, 1924 in Knippa, Texas to Daniel and Bertha Langner. He was baptized and confirmed in Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. He loved the Lord and led an active church life both at Emmanuel Lutheran in Knippa and at Trinity Lutheran Church in Uvalde. Langner proudly served in the United States Army in the Philippines during WWII as a corporal in the 38th Division on Luzon, 149th Infantry. He was a rifleman in the Avengers of Baton and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action against the enemy on Luzon. He was awarded the Combat-Infantry badge, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Philippine Liberation Campaign medal with a battle star. After returning home from the war, Langner met the love of his life and married Pauline Hulett on October 28, 1948. They celebrated their 64th anniversary in 2012. Langner was a charter member of the American Legion Post 660 in Knippa where he served as Post Commander. More recently he has been a member of the American Legion Post 26 in Uvalde. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; two daughters, Sherry Laffere of Uvalde and Judy Blazek and husband, Bobby, of Rio Frio; one son, Ron Langner and wife, Terri, of Pearland; six grandsons, Sean Laffere and wife, Whitney, of Richmond, Shea Laffere of Dallas, Brent Laffere and wife, Chrissy, of Dallas, Brandon Laffere and wife, Katie, of Uvalde, Anthony Blazek and wife, Graciela, of Round Top, Shawn Blazek and wife, Denise, of Dripping Springs; three granddaughters, Crystal Blazek of Lubbock, Lindsey Langner and Lauren Langner, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; ten great-grandchildren, Charlie Laffere, Drew Laffere, Taylor Laffere, Connor Laffere, Madison Laffere, Caroline Laffere, Corina Blazek, Evan Blazek, Brooke Blazek and Wyatt Blazek. He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and six sisters and by his son-in-law, Charles “Bo” Laffere. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. Interment followed at Knippa Cemetary. Pallbearers were his grandsons and honorary pallbearer was longtime friend, Sam Allen. The family suggests memorials to Uvalde Hospice, 124 Royal Lane, Uvalde, Texas 78801, or to the ministry of one’s choice

Eldora Barrows Ellis went home to be with her Lord on January 29, 2013, at the age of 96 years, 2 months, and 13 days. She was born in Rocksprings, Texas, on November 26, 1916, to Emma Rose (Collins) and Robert Lee Barrows, Sr. She was the youngest of six children and lived in Rocksprings her entire live until April, 2010 when she moved to Kerrville, Texas. Eldora married Hayden Whitfield Ellis, her high school sweetheart, on April 22, 1936. They were blessed with two sons, Hayden Edward (Buddy) Ellis and Jerry Robert Ellis. They celebrated 46 years of marriage before Hayden passed away on August 2, 1982. Eldora was a faithful member of the Rocksprings Church of Christ for 86 years. She taught many Bible classes and was a wonderful Christian example to all who knew her. The Bible was the most important book in her life and she studied it daily even in her declining years. Eldora, or “Mother”,” Nana”, “Nanny”, “Granny”, “Auntie”, or “Great-Granny”, had a special love for each one of her many family members. She welcomed them with open arms and heart each time she saw or talked to them. She always had special treats in her refrigerator or kitchen to share, could whip up a delicious meal in less than thirty minutes, made the very best sourdough bread ever, and loved being hospitable to anyone who happened by her house anytime. Many of the nieces, nephews, and grandchildren recall spending much memorable time with her. Her home was always a happy place with plenty of love as well as food. Preceding Eldora in death were her parents, all of her siblings, her husband, and her son, Buddy. Surviving Eldora is: her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Robert and Ann Ellis of Rocksprings; daughter-in-law, Kay Ellis of San Angelo, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen greatgrandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Pallbearers include her grandsons, Kipp Rathmell, Wade Rathmell; great-grandsons, Will Rathmell, Cody Rathmell, Colton Rathmell, Jerry Richards, T. J. Morgan, and son-in-law, Willy Richards. Honorary Pallbearers include grandson-in-law, Jason Yarbrough and all of her nephews. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, February 1, 2013, at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Rocksprings, Texas, with Preacher Dwight Faulk and Family Members. Interment followed in the Rocksprings Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home, Rocksprings, Texas.

Billy Max Davis was born to Willie Lee Pankhurst Davis and Jesse Hill Davis on March 24, 1929, in Pittsburg, Texas. Billy went to be with the Lord on January 31, 2013, from Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by son, Richard Lee Davis, and by his wife, Wanda Laverne Haning Davis. Billy is survived by his wife, Betty Kuehne Davis and her seven children and their families; daughter, Jan Hutchison and husband Carl; grandsons, Bill, Jim, and Zach; granddaughter, Deseree; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service was held on February 2, 2013 at Chihuahua Bible Chapel, Veguita, NM. Graveside service was held at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Camp Wood, TX on February 5, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Alzheimer’s Association and New Mexico (in NM) or Texas (in TX) Cancer Societies. Arrangements under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home – Camp Wood, Texas.

Wayne Wilsher

(October 25, 1934 - February 1, 2013) Wayne Wilsher of Utopia passed away on February 1, 2013 at his residence at the age of 78. He was born on October 25, 1934 in San Perlita,TX to Arthur and Famie (Hudson) Wilsher. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Christ in Utopia with burial to following in Waresville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Utopia Church of Christ.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hill Country Herald Page 9

GUN CONTROL IN THE U.S. The second amendment to the United States Constitution gives every American Citizen the right to keep and bear arms. However, the society in which we live today has presented us with challenges that cannot be easily overcome. Once more in this Nation‘s history…a middle ground must be reached, without further diminishing the rights of the American people. When I began researching this article, I had like everyone else heard the Hitler propaganda and believed it to be true, but upon a closer examination it turns out that Hitler did not have to disarm the German people. The administration before him had done that trying to keep Nazi Germany from happening. Not only did the German people welcome Hitler with the popular vote, but the former administration in the fledgling democracy had already disarmed the people for him! It happened so slowly the little country never saw it coming. Senate Democratic leaders expect to introduce a gun bill

that includes most of the proposals backed by the President with the exception of a ban on militarystyle, semiautomatic weapons. The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and other private transactions; and require better record keeping to keep guns out of the hands of those with mental illnesses. It would also try to curb gun sales in states with more relaxed gun laws to buyers in states with stricter laws. The truth is that protection should already be in place to check for mental illness and felony convictions. A register does not have to be kept unless the seller finds someone that has a registered illness or conviction. Then a record should be kept to show that the individual attempted to get a firearm. This would please everyone

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without diminishing the rights of American gun owners and without the detailed keeping of an account of all American gun owners. Nothing can be simple in this day and age though. I understand the sentiment of gun owners who are afraid of the government “Keeping track” of them and I understand the view of those who are just afraid and “trust” the government to do the right thing in “controlling weapons”. What I don’t understand is how they will ever bridge the gap between the two. How is it possible to create a middle ground in which there is no chance of abuse? How much do we sacrifice for the “safest” environment possible

The Real County Historical Commission will have their first and only formal meeting in 2013 on February 16th at the Senior Citizens Center, in Leakey, at 2:00 p.m. New Officers will be elected

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for our children, and is it safer or more deadly. A senior aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Republican support would depend on what the bill says. Mr. McConnell has said he would closely watch what happens in the Judiciary Committee. Sen. Charles Grassley (R., Iowa), the Judiciary Committee’s top Republican, said on C-Span Sunday that he supports enhancing reporting of mental health issues as part of any gun-control law. The typical military-style rifle has a magazine size of at least 20 rounds, and AR-15s, the type used in the Newtown shooting, are typically sold with 30-round magazines. Ms. Feinstein’s bill would impose a limit of 10 rounds. A newly enacted New York law limits magazine capacity to seven rounds. Last week’s hearing including testimony from Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association,

and Mark Kelly, a former astronaut whose wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D., Ariz.), was shot in the head two years ago in a shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., that left six people dead. I was looking at some statistics from the FBI and Bradley Center on gun laws vs. violent crime. It appears that both gun control activists and the NRA are wrong: there appears to be little to no correlation between gun laws and crime. States with strict gun laws (as determined by the Bradley Center) are no safer than those with weaker gun control laws. It appears that the spread of violent crime is completely random within the US. Mr. LaPierre strongly opposed universal background checks, saying, “I think they’ll turn a universal check on the lawabiding to a universal registry of the law-abiding, and it is notable that Mr. LaPierre was once a fervent supporter of universal background checks. No matter where you stand on the issue of gun control…you

must stand. It is an issue that is too important to the evolution of our society to ignore at this crucial point in our history. We who live in urban areas and who grew up with a gun in our hand and the informed knowledge of how to use it safely ingrained in our very being. For us, owning a gun is just no big deal... trying to take them from us, will be however, a very big deal. Unless of course, they do it a little at a time like the “Hubbbardism” we wrote about in 2011. You know the one that went something like the rancher had his many acres fenced on only 3 sides and his deer ran free. He kept losing prime bucks so he fenced in that last side, trapping the deer inside the tall fence. The bucks of that generation would continually pace the fence because they knew there was more to the world. Gradually the pacing bucks diminished and the young coming up did not pace the fence... sadly, they would never know how much more there was to the world…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013


By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

The third holy fruit of Israel spoken of in the promise to God’s people. “When they reached the valley of Eschol, they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs.” Numbers 13:23 Grapes (Hebrew: gefen) are among the oldest produce cultivated in Israel. In the famous description of the huge grape cluster brought back to the camp of Israel by the twelve spies (Numbers 13), the land of Israel is shown as an ideal climate for grape growing. Vines and vineyards are used in Scripture as symbols of prosperity and blessing. The beautiful messianic blessing of peace and security is spoken of as a time when, “Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the Lord Almighty has spoken” (Micah 4:4).

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grape Sauce

Grape and Fennel Salad

4 cups red and/or green grapes 1-1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots 1/2 cup Madeira, (see Shopping Tip) or white wine 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons water 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch Position racks in the middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F.Place grapes on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lower rack, shaking the pan occasionally to turn the grapes, until they are shriveled, 25 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, rub pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the pork over and transfer the pan to the top oven rack. Roast the pork until just barely pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board to rest before slicing. Place the pan over medium heat (use caution, the handle will be hot), add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add Madeira (or wine) and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in broth, thyme and mustard; bring to a simmer. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir into the pan sauce. Cook until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in the grapes. Serve the sliced pork with the grape sauce.

Chicken Cutlets with GrapeShallot Sauce

1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 chicken breast cutlets, trimmed (about 1 pound) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided 1 cup thinly sliced shallots 2 cups halved seedless green or red grapes 1 cup white wine 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour (reserve excess flour). Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden on the first side, 2 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn the chicken and cook until the other side is golden, 2 to 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until just starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add grapes and cook, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 5 teaspoons of the reserved flour; stir to coat. Add wine and broth; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 8 minutes. Stir in parsley. Return the chicken to the pan, turning to coat with sauce, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve with the sauce.

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white-wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 5 cups red and green seedless grapes (about 1 3/4 pounds), halved 1 large fennel bulb, halved, cored and thinly sliced 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal 4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Whisk oil, vinegar, fennel seeds, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add grapes, fennel, celery and scallions; toss to coat. Serve topped with almonds.

Fresh Grape Soda 4 cups seedless red grapes, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey 2 cups seltzer Puree grapes in a blender. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add lemon and honey to the juice; stir until the honey is dissolved. Add seltzer. Divide among 4 icefilled glasses. Garnish with whole grapes.

Food for Thought: Take a moment to recognize what a journey the water in our glass and food on our plate has taken. Let this simple thought inspire giving, joy, and simplicity in your life. We have the same ability to provide life and sustenance to others through sharing an encouraging word, a kind smile, or a nurturing meal. Find a simple way to give someone else life!

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By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

I have a particularly fond memory under a grapevine I would like to share with you. Thus the thinking of a child… We had a huge family and when the family gathered it was a time of love and blessing, racing, playing, stories and a time of learning for the children, and eating and more eating… it was the best of times. On one such occasion it was my grandparents 53rd Anniversary I believe, and the tea glasses were all around the adult table, abandoned by the adults who had gone back outside to relax and talk after the meal while the kids had just escaped to play. I ran inside for a drink and my Paw-Paw was sitting at the head of the table talking with the women who were picking up from the meal. He gave me some of his drink (and as it was tequila and water)…I thought I had swallowed a burning coal. It was a joke…they laughed as I choked… I did not think was so funny, especially when he told me it had a worm in it! I NEVER cried…but I did that day, my dad got upset and my Paw-Paw felt bad and I felt awful, just awful, to have them upset at each other with me in the middle. I was probably about 7 years old, cuddled into my dad’s strong arms and plenty old enough in our family to know better than to cause a problem that pits our men against one another. I remember that sinking feeling in my stomach as my daddy spoke sharply to his daddy and it truly broke my heart. So I cried harder, daddy got madder…you know that crazy cycle of no good comes of it! Well, about 2 weeks later my Maw-Maw was making jelly so my cousin, Theresa and I went to “help”. While Theresa and Maw-Maw cleaned the fruit Paw-Paw asked me to help him, so I followed

behind him, still feeling a little tug of guilt at what had happened. He led me out under this huge Oak tree that had Muscadine grape vines hanging in a canopy over the tree making a secret shade place beneath it. All of us kids often played camping here and it was a happy place. My Paw-Paw had two chairs set up already, a large one for him and a small one for me. He explained to me that he never meant any harm by the joke he had played on me and told me of a time long ago when a similar joke had been played on him. (the year would have been 1913) He trimmed a grapevine and lit it for me and handed me a glass of juice, it was apple juice this time which I drank with him (even though I hated apple juice, even then). I understand in this day and age, smoking grapevines and giving a kid tequila is sinful, however, that was a simpler time. What we were doing did not matter at all… in the light of the fact that we were doing it! That day was such a healing happy experience for me. He took the time to say I’m sorry and to reinforce his love for me, just to let me know that I mattered and how I felt mattered, even though I was just 7 years old! It made me feel loved and forgiven and secure within the structure of our family. We lost him in 1968 when I was 12 years old. I loved him so much. I can still see his work worn hands and his toothy grin, I can smell the ripeness of the grapes that surrounded us and the brightness of the sun in the clear blue sky outside of our cool, shady spot…sort of hid out from the world. It was a good day…it was a really good day!

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Expert Advice Makes Babies’ Sleep Safer — And Yours Easier The Texas Department of State Health Services and Department of Family and Protective Services have some reassuring news about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The Safe Sleep for Babies information campaign draws upon scientific advice on significantly lowering the risk of SIDS, the leading cause of death for infants up to a year old. Although SIDS is a catch-all term referring to any infant death with no clear cause, the National Institute of Child Health and Development has found a strong correlation between the syndrome and babies’ sleep position and environment. When parents control these factors in specific ways, the research shows, infants sleep safer. Some key safety advice:

Sleeping on the back is safest. Babies who sleep or nap on their backs rather than face-down are less likely to die from SIDS. (The American Academy of Pediatric Science also discourages use of side-sleeping positions.) Firmer beds and cribs are better. Make sure your infant’s sleeping surface is firm and has a

Microchipping Your Pet

fitted sheet to prevent bunched-up fabric that could block free breathing. Clean up the sleep area clear. Keep your baby’s sleep environment free of pillows, toys or other soft items that might cover the face. Educate the whole family about sleep safety. Baby care often involves not only parents but also siblings, grandparents, babysitters and

by Chris Pinney

As many of my clients know, I’ve always been hesitant to microchip pets without any sedation or pain management. The reason: Standard microchips require a 12 gauge needle for administration, and, trust me, that’s a HUGE needle! It leaves a big wound and, most importantly, it hurts like the dickens (by the way, do you know where that word “dickens” comes from?). I cringe every time I hear of a small puppy or kitten being microchipped without sedation. That’s why most vets like to do it only when some elective procedure is performed, like neutering or teeth cleaning. But if no such procedure is going to be performed in the future, what do you do? The answer: Mini-microchips!

They just came out. And they’re wonderful. The needle they require for administration is about 60% smaller than the standard chip needle, and although it’s still big, I still feel comfortable using it without sedation to microchip small dogs and cats. In fact, I’ve started offering it to my clients here in Texas and its going like gangbusters! If your pet is currently unchipped, you should get it done asap. The recovery rate for lost pets that are microchipped is phenomenal. But first ask your vet office if they use the mini-chip. If not, ask them to get it. (P.S. Shakespeare substituted the word “dickens” for “devil” in his play, The Merry Wives of Windsor.)

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they can enjoy simply by asking their vet for a prescription, and purchasing that medication from their local retail pharmacy. Just be sure to confirm the retailer’s pet pharmacy program before dropping off your pet’s prescription. In addition, pet owners can purchase vet-grade, over-the-counter, generic medications, such as flea and tick treatment, for a fraction of the cost of the brand name at pharmacies such as Walmart, Sam’s Club or Costco. Visit

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friends. Make sure all of these secondary caregivers are well-informed about the basics of safe sleep. Keep baby cool. Babies who sleep in hot environments are at greater risk for SIDS. Make sure the sleeping area is cool and wellventilated, and that sleep clothing is light and comfortable. Maintain a smoke-free environment. This advice applies not just to enclosed environments like bedrooms and cars, but entire houses as well. If you’re going to smoke, go outside. To learn more about safe sleep for infants, visit the Department of State Health Services website at

cost. 4. Pet insurance can help you save in the long run Americans spent $50.96 billion on pets in 2011, and $13.41 billion of that was on vet care, according to the American Pet Products Association. In recent years, treatments once reserved for humans, from radiation therapy to kidney transplants, are now available for pets. That means once-fatal conditions are now treatable, but often at high cost. For pet owners willing to spend the money to treat their pet, insurance can be a viable option. Carefully reviewing deductibles and monthly payments will ensure insurance can fit into your budget, ultimately helping to defray costs in the event of an emergency. 5. DIY can keep money in your wallet Bathing and grooming at home can help save money, as opposed to going to a dog wash or paying a groomer. For additional savings, protect your pet’s health by cleaning his ears, brushing his teeth and clipping his nails. Ask your veterinarian or a vet tech to teach you how to maintain your pet’s health with these preventive measures.When your pet is a member of the family, you want to give him the best care possible. These ideas and others about affordable pet care can be found using resources like APAW; they’ll help you treat your pet right - without breaking the family budget




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The Real-Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District is seeking applications for the position of Part Time Office Assistant. The Office Assistant is responsible for assisting the General Manager with the day to day activities of the District and reports directly to the General Manager. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): assisting with the review, processing, and input of records into the District’s data collection system; reviewing and sorting well logs/reports, updating the accounting program in relation to fees and refunds; assisting with routine office work; assist with the creation of reports for the General Manager or the Board of Directors; and perform other assignments as required. General The Office Assistant must present a positive image as a representative of the Real-Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District in appearance and demeanor. The Office Assistant must set an example in promoting the goals and objectives of the Real-Edwards Conservation and Reclamation District for the community. The Office Assistant should have a good working knowledge of computers and computer software (i.e.: Word processing, data base management, spread sheets, etc.). The Office Assistant should be able to work independently and exercise sound judgment. Minimum Qualifications • Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D. • Must have a good working knowledge of computers and computer software (i.e.: Word processing, data base management, spread sheets, etc.). • Must be eligible to be Bonded as required by District. • Employment history must be provided. • Must be willing to submit to preemployment Drug Screening. • Must be able to lift and carry minimum of fifty (50) pounds. For more information and/or a copy of the job description and application, please contact the District Office at (830) 597-3322 or email Application must be received by February 28th, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled after all applications are received by the District Salary to be determined.

EMPLOYMENT NOTICE REAL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF A DISPATCHER/ JAILER. No experience is required, applicant must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent and a clear criminal history. 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 Unique Opportunity for Aggressive Broker or Agent · Frio Canyon Properties office of Texas Land & Ranch Co. · Located next to the Bank in Concan. · Commission plan will be negotiated to suit your income objectives. · Contact Morris Killough 210-415-9850, or Jim Fuchs 210-413-3939


1. Set of rules, principles or laws 5. Concentrate 10. Money 14. Overt 15. Entertain 16. Having the capacity to do something 17. Baseball glove 18. First public appearance 19. Juicy fruit 20. Unable to move or resist motion 22. Orderly 23. Receive something given 24. Breakfast food 26. Plant with pea or bean seedpod 28. Smell 31. Sense organ 32. Immense 35. Having a sharp biting taste

37. Fatigued 41. In the past 42. Crane framework 44. Owed and payable immediately 45. Taut 47. Dark shade of blue 48. Bard 49. Flow back 51. Property rental contract 53. Bowl-shaped depression 56. Approximately average 60. Melt 61. Untamed 64. Snapshot 65. Sharpen 66. Separate 68. Affirm 69. Impulse 70. Happen again 71. Coniferous tree 72. Something done 73. Foe

The requirements for this position are:

1. Be knowledgeable about the area. 2. Presentable attire to greet the public and a non-smoker. 3. Greet customers and answer the phone with a pleasant personality. Also, disseminate information to the Board or Officers as needed. 4. Keep the Chamber building tidy and neat. 5. Keep the brochure rack full and up to date. 6. Be able to work Fri. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on special Holidays to include Sunday afternoons (after church) during the Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends. 7. Computer skills: Word, Excel, and Publisher. 8. Keep website with current information, answer Chamber emails / mass emailing, be organized, attend Board and General meetings and take minutes, good written skills and communicator, make deposits and check mail. 9. Able to organize events and work with the event committees.

If you are interested, please mail your resume to: Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 743 Leakey, Texas 78873-0743 Or email your resume to: Deadline is Feb. 11th, 2013. HELP WANTED: Cabin Cleaning, as needed Call 830-232-5911 or apply in person at River Rags & Rhinestones in Leakey

FOR SALE FOR SALE Hay Grazer Hay at Hamman Ranch Call for pricing and availability 830-232-5493


Woodchief Wood Burning Heater $350 call 830-232-4811

FOR RENT- One bedroom

furnished apartment/flat in the historic district of Fort Clark Springs. A great getaway for weekend - or long term stay. Decorated and furnished by owner/artist. Perfect retreat. Call for availability and rates. Carole Whitworth 210-957-9278

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


8X10 $40 * 10X12 $50 ASK ABOUT OUR DISCOUNTS!! Call 830.232.4091

FOR RENT Beautiful 1500 sq. ft. home in Saddle Mountain, Leakey. Awesome views, $700 months plus deposit. Call 713-449-1411 or 281-570-4498


Leakey #3 Unit, 2 bedrooms, 12’x12’, closets, 1 bath, kitchen with stove, ref. with ice maker, central heat and air, living roo with telephone and tv connections, low electric bills, over 600 sq. ft. $450 lease with $450 deposit -AVAILABLE NOW! Call 830-591-3479 (24/7) Also Built 2 years ago-Available FOR SALE - Only interested parties call Owner at 830-5913479 Very Low Price.

WANTED What’s in your barn? Old motorcycle, old car, old airplane, old truck? If it has an engine and wheels, I want to buy it! Call Dave 563-7149 or 563-3351


Might Mule Gate Opener, never used $200 call 830-232-4045



Hostess / Secretary

74. Oracle


1. Standup comedian 2. Speak up without fear or hesitation 3. Dissuade 4. Beseech 5. Craze 6. Portent 7. Raise to the third power 8. Common 9. A small sofa 10. Removal of an opponent’s piece in chess 11. At right angles to the length of a ship 12. Quench 13. In this place 21. Seafarer 25. Fail to win 27. Look with amazement 29. Between dawn and noon 30. Pertaining to hearing or the ear 32. Large open vessel for


storing liquids 33. Historic period 34. Male offspring 36. Rend 38. Fuss 39. Regret 40. Up to the present time 42. Amount owed 43. Bluish shade of green 46. Wrack 48. Maybe 50. Be cautious about 52. Soak through 53. Disagreeable task 54. Scope 55. Mature 57. Motion picture 58. Expiate 59. Depress 60. Heavy dull sound 62. Delicate woven fabric 63. Percussion instrument 67. Attempt Answers page 7

Properties »Prop#4/Frio Pecan Farm mngd rental with 2b/ 2ba, covr’d porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, 7000sf pavilion w/comm. kitchen, Frio Rvr common area, Lg custm BBQ, nice location & great hill country investment! $175,000 »NEWProp#09/City lot 0.726 w/nice dbl-wide & lg accessory bldg. w/2 half baths,slab fndtn. No city zoning so possible comm.or residential. 1 blk off Hwy 83, walking dist to school & shpng. OF avail. List $149,000 »NEW Prop#14/Lot 6, Spring Hill Subdv., Leakey, 3.22 ac,Nice Tx rch style with 3b/3ba, two 1/2ba, wd flrs,FP,opn flrpln,split design,pool,arbor,outside entrtng,surround snd inside & out,lg mstr,carprt & unique country décor.2012 taxes $4,396.61 Owner LREB List $350,000 »Prop#11/Nice 30 ac TBS hunting tract in Standing Rock Diamond Rch. Lot 193 located just east of Hwy 41 for good access. 3 blnds,3 feeders,sm cab.,water coll syst, & 1 bow stand.Great Price: $65,000 » Prop#12/Lot 19, Canyon Oaks Subdv., Un II in Concan. Great vacation 2b/2ba hm with great space, natural light, cvr’d prch,huge stg, pvd circle dr. B&B allowed for great investment! List:$185,000 » Prop#15-25+/- acres in Real County. 12 miles west of Leakey on Hwy 337. UNRESTRICTED. Deep well, electricity, hunting cabin, water storage tank. 2 blinds, 3 feeders, abundant wildlife. Ag exempt! $132,500 »Prop#21/Gorgeous views offered on this 21 ac. Tract with unfnshd 2000+sq 3/2 hm w/frplc. Excel for horses, less than 5 min N. of Leakey. Finish w/ your own personal touches. Great price $339,500 » Prop#32/Hidden River Rch, 265 gorgeous ac w/ 3/4 mi West Frio Rvr & both sides! Mt views,level topog,wildlf,3 hms,6 wtr wells,8 stall hrse barn, & soooo much more! Endless possibilities. Exclusively listed $4,900,000 »NEW Prop#35/Lot 73, Rio Park Estates “Canal Circle”, 1.06 ac, 3b/2ba hm with guest qtrs, carport, fenced yard, utility rm, built-ins, tile flrs, central air/ heat & apprx 1438sf. Priced to sell!! List $149,500 » Prop#42-.3.2 acres in Springhill Subd.Beautiful lot in a gated subdvv.teleph, city wtr,& elec.Lg trees & views of the hill country, great location & bldg sites. restr. to protect your invest. O.F. terms 10% Dn,7.9% for 15 yrs:List Price $70,000 » Prop#46-Leakey Hills 38.5 Ac, Tr 32, Co Rd access, barn, cabin, stg shed, well, electricity. & Hunting! Very desirable area for hunting & with well & elect.on site, you’re set for the new season! Must see! List Price: $140,000 » Prop#47-/5.22 ac w/beautiful 3/2 hm. All you COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR COMPLETE LISTS OF PROPERTIES, CHECK US OUT ON THE WEBSITE OR SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE!

want or need in a hill country setting, perim.high fncd, fruit, huge pecan trees, 3 bay barn/wkshp located just inside the city limits of Leakey. Fncd yrd, screened fnt prch & game rm/extra guest qtrs. Appt needed. $229,000 » Prop#59 SPRING HILL SUBDV, Just W of Leakey, Tr13, 3.76 Ac Undergnd utilities, gorgeous views, nice hardwoods, easy restr. HOA, paved access & good location. Priced to sell $79,500 » Prop#64/44.33 acres: Ideal hntng prop. Rancho Real I. Heavily wooded w/ lots of oak.1 rm cab w/ 40’ tower blind makes this unique. Rggd & remote yet 2x2 can access..6 dr feeders, ’86 4x4 Bronco,& camp trailer to convey. NOW$89,900 O.F. Avail! 10%Dwn, 9%, 15Ys » Prop#71/Wooded 368+ ac rch loaded w/natv wldlf & exotics. LOA provides wldlf exemp. Views & cabin site, All wthr subdiv rds,wtr & gme mngt by LOA. Edw Co.,Elect avail, LOA dues $3 p/yr. Priced to sell! $550,000.00 » Prop#79/ 1 to 100 ac avail. for comm. retail, dvlopmnt or resd.Hwy 83 frntg, High visibility, city wtr! Great opportunity. 1 ac on Hwy $75k, all acreage behind W hwy $7,500 p/ac or buy all ac & hwy frntg at $1.5 mi. O. F. Avail! 20%dwn,6%intr, 15 yrs!! » Prop#84 5 & 10 ac tracts in THE RIDGEExperience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ prvte access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/BBQ pavilion. Ea offer undrgrnd utilities, mtn views, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This gorgeous restricted subdivision offers great building sites for your dream home, retirement or vacation get-away. B&B allowed so take advantage of this new development. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Tracts are selling fast! Check out our website for current sales! Prices start $87,500 »Prop90/1.19 ac hm site in the prestigious gated community of RiverTree. Crystal clear Frio River is still flowing in spite of drought. Lot is heavily wooded & at the end of the st between two beautiful Hill Country homes. List price: $109,950 » Prop95/10 mi west of Leakey, 20.10 ac hntng tract is located 1.5 mil off RR337. Abundant wildlife include white tail,axis deer, hogs, aouda & turkey. Unbelievably beautiful long views to the west!2 blinds feeders will convey. List $75,000 » Prop97/Lot 3, Blk 3, features 4.390 ac in the gated River Tree Subdv. The best feature of this property is the magnificent views of the mnt.Great for horses, river access, Water & elect. meters are in place, a septic system has been installed& two RV hookups.List: $129,900

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

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Circle C Flowers VALENTINE’S DAY

DINNER & FLOWERS Wed-Sat for Breakfast from �:��-��:��, Lunch �� - �, and Friday Night for Dinner from �-�:�� Friday Night Dinner menu Rib-eye Steaks, Quail w/Poblano Butter, Shrimp & Green Chili Cheese Grits and Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Vinaigrette


Thursday, February 14, 2012 Get your orders in early. We will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12 & 13th for orders to be placed and delivered. Assorted arrangements for all prices Roses (assorted colors) Balloons Plush Plants Give us a call today 830- 232-6655 It’s never too early to place an order! _____________________________ $5.00 OFF with purchase of $54.95 or more with this coupon only.

222 E. Third St. Leakey, Texas 78873

Biking in Texas State Parks- TPWD Scenic destinations and slow speed limits make state parks a great choice for a family biking trip. Mountain-biking the wild trails of Texas State Parks, cruising on paved park roads, or exploring neighboring country roads make for some great two-wheeled adventures. No matter your choice, remember to always ride in control, bring a map with you, plenty of water, extra snacks, and bike repair equipment. Consider wearing reflective clothing and lights to help motorists see you, and always wear your

helmet! Happy cycling! Gear up for the third annual Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest, Feb. 14-16, 2013! The biggest, most awesome mountain-biking festival in West Texas features ranger-led rides through Lajitas, Big Bend National Park, and the Big Bend Ranch State Park trail system, including rider favorites such as the EPIC ride, Rincon Loop, and Contrabando Loop. Plus, there is plenty of social fun in the evenings. Visit the Desert Sports event website to register and find out more.



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

830-232-5656 830-232-5290



959 S. US Hwy 83 Leakey, Tx. 830.232.6010

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Tire AND Wheel Connection • Fresh Cut Steaks • Fresh Ground Beef • Deli Meats • Camping Supplies COME SEE THE CREW AT TIRE AND WHEEL CONNECTION FOR ALL YOUR TIRES, RIMS AND ACCESSORIES!

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

830-232-6299 Hours: M-F 7a.m. - 9p.m. Sat. 8a.m.-9p.m.

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

830.279.5973 2805 Highway 90 West Hondo, Texas 78861 830.426.TIRE (8473)

830.988.FRIO (3746) Land & Ranch Realty, LLC

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

Harley’s Hideaway Fine Dining and Club Camp Wood, Texas


Dining room closes at 9 pm but food served in the club until close 12pm Sun. thru Fri. open until 1 on Saturday!

Must purchase a membership to purchase alcohol temps are available’

410 S Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 Ph. 830-232-4553 Of�ice Hours-Lobby Mon-Thu 9:00 to 3:00 Fri 9:00 to 4:30 Of�ice Hours-Drive-Thru WILL BE Mon-Fri 9:00 to 4:30 WECLOSED Sat 9:00 to 12:00 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY Drive-Up ATM MONDAY, Located at Branch FEBRUARY 18, 2013 Also located inside Concan General Store U.S. Hwy 83 & Tx. Hwy 127

10am ‘til close 7 days a week

Full liquor bar and fine dining, Serving Angus meats and great fresh gulf seafood, Daily Lunch specials 6.99 All U Can Eat”LARGE” fried shrimp on Wednesday only 9.99

Breakfast & Lunch

served all day!! Homemade Desserts Soup Daily Hours:

Wed-Sat. 9ish-5:30 Located in Downtown Leakey, Texas! in the Historic Drugstore 183 Hwy. 83 south


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