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Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia and Surrounding Areas Vol. 5 No. 3



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Comparettes, Nimitzes powerfully shaped Hill Country history

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Sabinal Grieves

Sabinal is saddened by the sudden death of former mayor Henry Alvarado who died Monday. On Sunday night, the Sabinal EMS was seen at the Alvarado home on Pickford Street. He was taken to a hospital and the following evening, he had passed on. Active to the end, he will be missed in both Utopia and Sabinal. An official obituary will be in the next issue.

The Utopia Lions Club

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

Today’s Weather

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To All the Residence in Real County, Not long ago a resident of Leakey asked my wife, Linda, “Why is Gary Overbay running for County Judge”? That is an honest question, and deserves an honest answer. Without getting too specific and ranting and raving, the simple truth is I’m fed-up and disgusted with most of the politicians running our country. I think that most of them are arrogant, and are only concerned with climbing the political ladder. The only time they pretend to care is when it’s time for re-election. I can’t do anything about all that, other than Vote. However, I can make a difference in our small county. A Judge is and should be a servant

to the entire county. A Judge should be humble, and his ego should never stand in the way of his job. A Judge’s love for the people should be seen every day in his actions and not only in his words during election years. The decisions of the County Judge should be based on what is best for all, and not what necessarily is going to get them further up that ladder. Most of all, the County Judge is not above the people he was elected to serve. I believe that anyone who is elected Judge should be at work, in the courthouse, and I believe that he should be in Camp Wood at least one afternoon a week. He should make himself more accessible to the people there. I’ve spoken with many of you in Camp Wood and I understand your concerns. I can’t tell you why things are the way they are in your community, but I can tell you this, if I am elected this will change for the better! It will be my job as a Judge to make sure everyone is doing their job, serving all of you. If you’re not being taken care of and the services are not provided, I will be the one to take the responsibility. I am not a lawyer, and I am not a politician. The only political

position I have is for the development and wellbeing of the citizens of Real County. I feel I have the ability to encourage cooperation among all employees and county officials. Even though I’m not a lawyer, I feel that I have enough common sense to know right from wrong, and you’re either guilty or not guilty. I’ve said this before- I’m not always politically correct. I want people to know where I stand when I talk to them, and believe all people deserve respect. What you have or don’t have does not make you any better or worse than anyone else. No one should be belittled, talked down to or humiliated. To do so shows a lack of maturity and poor leadership skills. There are a few things that will happen if I am elected. One: I will be in the courthouse every day. Two: The chairs and coffee will be put back in the hall. Three: Everyone is welcome there without an appointment. After all, it is your court house, and I will represent you honestly and with integrity with a transparent county government. I respectfully ask for your vote in the upcoming election as I pursue the office of Real County Judge. Sincerely, Gary E. Overbay (see more page 2)

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Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI) announces its plan to staff its sites in Real County, while the agency works to fill provider vacancies. In the interim, CHDI announces that Ms. Kathy Smith, P.A.-C., will be providing medical care at Rolling Hills Health on Wednesdays and Fridays and will be at Canyon Health Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Real County sites will continue to be open five days per week, with nursing staff being available every day to perform labs, pharmacy refills, and provide immunizations. Both sites are open from 8 am – 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and from 10 am – 7 pm on Wednesdays. “The loss of Ms. Marcie Sweat and Ms. Mickey Craddock was certainly disappointing for us and the community,” stated Ms. Rachel A. Gonzales-Hanson, CEO. “We are working very hard to find the right providers for these sites and until then, Ms. Smith will fill the vital role of providing medical care to our patients in Real and Edwards Counties and the surrounding areas,” added Ms. Gonzales-Hanson. Ms. Smith joined CHDI in September 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. “Ms. Smith is a great asset to CHDI and I am confident that our patients will welcome her as she fills the need for primary care in those communities,” Ms. Gonzales-Hanson stated. Anyone having questions is invited to contact Ms. GonzalesHanson at 830-278-5604, ext. 3100.

Academic All State Football Selections By Athletic Director Greg Voyles

This week the Texas High School Coaches Association’s has chosen members for the Academic All State Team for the 2013-14 school year. Two Nueces Canyon Varsity football players receive this very special honor. Senior Dakota Davila earned 2nd Team Academic All State and Senior Isaiah DeLeon earned Honorable Mention Academic All State. To be nominated for Academic All-State, a student must be: · An athlete, student trainer or manager in good

standing with the team · Of good moral character · A senior · Have an overall grade point average of 92 or above. Coaches Charlie Marquardt, David Kring, and Oscar Aguilera as well as Athletic Director Greg Voyles would like to say that they are all very proud of Isaiah and Dakota!

Blood Drive Set for February 24 By Karen Kurz

The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will host a Blood Drive at the United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall on Monday, February 24, 2014, 9 am to 2:45 pm. In order to make donating blood an enjoyable experience, eat a full meal within four hours prior to donating blood, drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water or fruit juice 24 hours prior to donating blood, get a good night’s sleep the night before donating, and avoid strenuous activity for a few hours after donating. Who may donate? Anyone who is 16 years old weighing 120 pounds with a parental consent form or at least 17 years of age weighing 110 pounds and in

good general health can donate blood. If you are unsure if you are able to donate for health reasons, you may call your physician or speak to the staff at the blood drive. Please bring a photo ID, last four digits of your social security number and birth date. For any additional questions, please look at the website:

It’s that time of year! Leakey Little League Organizational Meeting Election of Officers for the 2014 season Thursday, January 30,2014 - 6:00 p.m. Park Building, Leakey, Texas If you are interested in serving on the board please be present at this meeting. The Leakey Little League is looking for volunteers to make it a great year.

Sabinal Band Students Place at Area Competition On Saturday, January 11, 2014 three of Sabinal’s finest band members competed at the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Area competition. Olivia Davis placed 7th on Alto Saxophone, Joshua Rodriguez placed 9th on the Trombone, and Bernardo Jimenez placed 14th on the Clarinet. This is the first time in school history that any student has competed at this level, and they did exceptionally well. None of these students advanced to the state level, but they represented themselves and

their school very well. Congratulations to these students and accomplishing so much. Go band!

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Eligible Voters Reminded of January 17 Deadline to Submit Ballots for Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 — USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, to return completed ballots to FSA. Eligible voters who have not received a ballot can obtain one from their local USDA Service Center. The last day for voters to submit completed ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers is Jan. 17, 2014. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Jan. 17. County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and

eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm may also be eligible to vote. Agricultural producers in each county submitted candidate nominations during the nomination period, which ended on Aug. 1. Close to 7,700 FSA county committee members serve in the 2,124 FSA offices nationwide. Each committee consists of three to 11 members who serve threeyear terms. Approximately one-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. More information on county committees, such as the 2013 fact sheet and brochures, can be found on the FSA website at or at a local USDA Service Center.

Para Toda la Gente en el Condado Real, No hace mucho tiempo un residente de Leakey le pregunto a mi esposa, Linda, “ ¿Por qué es Gary Overbay candidato a Juez del Condado “? Esa es una pregunta honesta , y merece una respuesta honesta . Sin entrar demasiado específico y despotricar , la simple verdad es que estoy harto y asqueado con la mayoría de los políticos que ejecutan nuestro país. Creo que la mayoría de ellos son arrogantes, y sólo se preocupan de ascender la escalera política. El único momento en que pretenden preocuparse es cuando es el momento para la reelección . Yo no puedo hacer nada de todo eso , menos votar . Sin embargo, puedo hacer una diferencia en nuestro pequeño condado. Un juez es y debe ser un sirviente de todo el condado. Un juez debe ser humilde , y su ego no debe interponerse en el camino de su trabajo. El amor de un juez para el pueblo debe ser visto todos los días en sus acciones y no sólo en sus palabras , durante los años de elecciones . Las decisiones del Juez del Condado deben basarse en lo que es mejor para todos, y no lo que necesariamente lo que le va a ayudar ascender esa escalera . Por encima de todo , el Juez del Condado no es mejor ni mas importante que la gente que fue elegido para servir. Creo que cualquiera que es elegido Juez debe estar en el trabajo , en la casa de corte, y creo que él debería estar en Camp Wood , al menos una tarde a la semana . Debería hacerse más accesible a la gente de allí . He hablado con muchos de ustedes en Camp Wood y yo entiendo sus preocupaciones. No se por qué son las cosas como son en su comunidad , pero les puedo decir esto, si soy elegido esto va a

HID Global Announces Opening of Headquarters in Austin HID Global, a secure identity technology company, today announced the opening of its new corporate world headquarters and North American operations center in Austin. This announcement follows the company’s September 2012 announcement of an expansion in Texas, supported by the Texas Enterprise Fund. HID expects to be fully operational by Q3 2015. “HID’s decision to move their

worldwide headquarters to Texas is proof positive that our focus on low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and a skilled workforce helps create jobs and strengthen our economy,” Gov. Perry said. “I’m pleased HID has chosen to call Texas home, and look forward to their continued success in the Lone Star State.” HID Global is a worldwide leader in technology related to the creation, use and management of

secure identities, serving millions of customers around the world. The company employs more than 2,100 individuals and operates international offices supporting more than 100 countries. The North Austin headquarters will be HID Global’s largest facility worldwide, consolidating the company’s corporate functions, manufacturing assembly, test operations, distribution and sales operations.


First of all... my mother, as some of you may know is 76 years old and struggling with understanding the internet, etc. After many questions that no one could possibly answer about cyberspace, I finally told her to think of it as a gigantic post office. (Terminology relating to air waves, space, spider webs, and many other ideas had failed miserably) I told her, “Everyone has an address in the post office and your email address is your own personal address, your own personal space.” So she has her space, I have my space, Shutterfly has its space, Kohl’s has their space, etc. (Then we have to have a discussion about how much the box costs and even though I assure her it is free, she still doubts that I know what I am talking about) By this time I am so frustrated even, I doubt that I know what I’m talking about... However, as I begin this article, I want to relate to everyone in a way they can understand. The Internet is a massive spider web of computer connections. It connects personal computers, companies, schools, cell phones, GPS units, music players, soda machines, car alarms, and even dog collars, almost everything. All of these computer connections exist for the sake of free information sharing or to automate our everyday tasks. I want everyone who reads this to be on the same page about what the internet is. It is a super highway with too many lanes to count and all that travels on it is information…all kinds of information. Is the internet wonderful? Yes, it is a tool like any other for information and understanding, education and knowledge, but just like humans themselves, cyberspace has a dark side, a very dark side! About six years ago I attended a seminar given by the FBI on sexual predators and how they use the internet; specifically pedophiles. That information is already antiquated. Today “An iPredator is a child, adult, group or nation who, participates in abuse, victimization, (anyone can be a victim) stalking, theft or belittling of others using Information and Communications Technology (ICT.) iPredators are driven by abnormal fantasies, desires for power and control, revenge, religions, political reprisal, mental illness, awareness distortions, peer pressure or personal and financial gain. iPredators can be any age, either gender and are not bound by economic status, race or nation.” iPredator is a global term used to distinguish anyone who engages in criminal, abnormal or abusive behaviors using the internet.Whether the offender is a bully, stalker, harasser, criminal, predator, internet troll or terrorist, they fall within the scope of iPredator if they are doing these things online. There are three criteria used to describe an iPredator, we will discuss and define those next week. Many people ease into the trap with no harmful intentions and before they know it, there is a problem. Similar to other addictions, those suffering from Internet addiction use the “virtual” world of the internet to

connect with real people as a substitution for real-life human connection, which they are unable or do not want to achieve normally. Some warning signs are: Preoccupation with the Internet. (Thoughts about previous on-line activity or anticipation of the next online session.) • Use of the Internet in increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction. • Repeated, unsuccessful efforts to control cut back or stop Internet use.

Feelings of restlessness, moodiness, depression, or irritability when attempting to cut down use of the Internet. • Often on-line longer than originally intended. • Jeopardized or risked loss of significant relationships, job, educational or career opportunities because of Internet use. • Lies to family members, therapists, or others to conceal the extent of involvement with the Internet. • Use of the Internet is a way to escape from problems or to relieve a bad mood, such as feelings of hopelessness, guilt, loneliness, anxiety, or depression. Basically, people are beginning to substitute online relationships for the real thing. It is a growing problem, for which people are consulting doctors, psychiatrists and other health and mental professionals. On the face of this problem, it is another dilemma that belongs to someone else …right? No, not this time. When you feel more comfortable with your online friends than your real ones, or you can’t stop yourself from playing, or compulsively checking your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device—even when it has negative consequences in your life—then you may be using the Internet too much. Unsupervised use by children or teens can have devastating results to the entire family, both emotional and financial. Next week we will break this addiction down into types, and you will be shocked to know who is out there…watching… waiting; and what they know about YOU!

mejorar! Será mi trabajo como juez de asegurarme de que todos estan haciendo su trabajo, sirviendo a todos ustedes. Si usted no está siendo atendido y no estan recibiendo los servicios, yo voy a tomar la responsabilidad. Yo no soy abogado, y yo no soy un político . La única posición política que tengo es para el desarrollo y el bienestar de los ciudadanos del Condado Real. Siento que tengo la capacidad de fomentar la cooperación entre todos los empleados y delegados del condado . Aunque yo no soy abogado , yo siento que tengo el suficiente sentido común para diferenciar el bien del mal , y simplemente eres culpable o no culpable. Lo he dicho antes, no estoy siempre políticamente correcto. Quiero que la gente sepa cuál es mi posición cuando hablo con ellos, y creo que todas las personas merecen respeto. Lo que usted tiene o no tiene, no te hace ni mejor ni peor que nadie. Nadie debe ser despreciado, tratado mal o humillado. Eso muestra una falta de habilidades de madurez y liderazgo pobre . Hay algunas cosas que van a suceder si soy elegido . Uno: Voy a estar en la casa de corte todos los días. Dos: Las sillas y el café se regresarán a la sala. Tres: Todos serán bienvenidos allí sin una cita. Después de todo, es su casa de corte, y te representará con honestidad e integridad con un gobierno del condado transparente. Respetuosamente les pido su voto en las próximas elecciones como yo persigo el cargo de Juez del Condado Real. Atentamente, Gary E. Overbay

Leakey Ex Students Association meeting will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Real Co. Courthouse. All members are invited to attend. Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500 Property 001: 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 Property 002: Gorgeous 4BD/4BA custom home at 482 Camino del Rancho in Concan on 6+ acs. $595,000 HUGE REDUCTION Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 Property 007: 1570 sq. ft. 3/2 on 5+ acs. Great workshop w/extra living quarters. 435 RR 337 West is a MUST SEE. $196,000 Property 008: Rancho Real hunting tract. 25.61 acres, about 100 yds. from elec! Views, not too hard to access. $60,183 Property 009: First time on market!!! 1220 ft. of STUNNING Frio River front with 6.271 acs., large home, abundant outdoor entertaining areas overlooking river, apartment, metal barn, 2 older cabins. Beautiful, manicured grounds, oak trees…MUST SEE. $1,300,000 PENDING Property 010: 2.61 ac. lot on county rd. just 2 mi. east of Leakey. Covered w/oaks, city water & elec. avail. Great home base for RV! $69,000 Property 011: Very nice 1.2 ac. lot ready for your RV in Frio River Place. Central water & elec. in place. River Access. $92,000 Property 012: Cute 2/1 cabin in Concan sitting on 6.98 unrestricted acres w/Hwy. 83 frontage. Tons of potential! Just $156,000 Property 013: : 96 Canyon Oaks Dr. in Concan. 3BD/3BA 1792 sq. ft. home. Great rental potential $238,000 END OF SEASON REDUCTION Property 014 : TEXAS TUSCAN! Stunning 4/2 home on 10 acs. w/pool, outdoor kitchen, extensive landscaping, Utopia ISD. $369,000 NEWProperty 015: Breezy Oaks in Concan. Nicely FURNISHED 4BD/2BA on shaded lot! Good rental. River access. GREAT PRICE $234,900 Property 016: 3BD/2BA on nearly 1⁄2 ac. @ 525 Davis Place in Twin Forks. Beautiful river park and nice, spacious home. $129,000 PENDING Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $498,500 REDUCED!! Property 018 : 1304 sq. ft. 2BD/2BA on nearly 1 ac. in Reagan Wells. Access to 100+ acs. and over a mile of river! Must see! $115,000 Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! Cypress Bend in Concan. Rentals OK!!! Great views & river frontage!! 3BR/3BA $499,000 Property 020: 75+ac. in Concan! No restrictions, end-of-road privacy. 4/2 mfg. DW home, guest cabin, studio. tank.24507 N. Hwy. 83 $595,000 Property 021: 3 view lots in Canyon Oaks— Concan, TX! 1+ ac. each. Water & elec. available, nightly rentals OK. $39,000 Per Lot Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED Property 023: Log cabin on 7+/- acs. Deer Creek Estates. Seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $10,000 buyer credit! $125,000 REDUCED Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $109,000 REDUCED Property 025:: RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028: Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system& elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 030: Rancho Real, 10 ac. of remote land. 4x4 needed. Great hunting or recreational

tract. Pretty flat topography. $32,500 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 032: 492 E. Main in Leakey. Cute 2BD/1BA on half acre lot w/large metal building. End of road privacy. Just $79,900 PENDING Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 21.62 ac. of rough, rugged country! Great for hunting. 4x4 needed to access. Gorgeous views. $54,050 Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development $7,000 per ac. SOLD!!! Property 036: 8.65 acs. In Shady Oaks. Private yet minutes from town. Lots of big oaks. Electricity available. $69,000 Property 037: 5.3 ac. in Deer Creek Estates. HUGE oak trees and views. Gated entry & private paved road access. All useable land. $64,500 Property 039: Beautiful & spacious 4Bd/3Ba on nearly 1 ac. in Twin Forks. Super floor plan, covered porch, newer constr. $225,000 Property 040: Newer rock home in River Tree. Heavily treed lot, unique touches throughout, outdoor fp, GREAT river park. $259,900 Property 042: Estate size lot in The Ranch. Huge Oak & pecan trees, ag. Exempt, underground elec. Frio access. NICE! $181,000 Property 043: 10+ acs. AG EXEMPT! Great homesite. Small tank site, meter pole, RR337 & County Rd. frontage. $105,000 PENDING Property 044-045 : Canyon Oaks/Concan lots. River access, elec./ water available. 1ac. $42,500 per lot Property 046: HUGE 9.72 acre lot in Concan! Best buy around…very private. Only $75,000 Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 Property 048: 3BD/2BA nice brick home w/ workshop & barn. Emerald Oaks Subdv. 103 Laurel St. $254,500 REDUCED Property 051: 3/2 ROCK home on 5+ acs. w/ Patterson Creek frontage& no restrictions. Close to town, great views. $265,000 REDUCED Property 052: 5+ acres just West of Leakey. Fronts on John Buchanan Rd. Bldg. site faces east and is ready to go! $52,500 Property 053: 130+ acs. In Concan. Bear Creek Rd. Both sides of Bear Creek, partially fenced. NO Restrictions. $8,000 per ac. Property 055: Two adjacent lots in Emerald Oaks Subdivision. Each lot is 1/2 acre. Very nice area. $22,500 EACH Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $199,000 REDUCED Property 057: 10 ac. in Rancho Real. Flat to gently rolling and very secluded. Must have 4x4 for access. Only $40,000 Property 058: 39 ac. in Rancho Real. Big views and great hunting. 4x4 is a MUST to access this property. $79,960 Property 059: Lot #260 in Twin Forks. Very close to Cathedral Park and the beautiful Frio River! Water & Elec. available. $25,000 Property 060: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lot 6+ ACS.w/ Frio Access. $133,140 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED NEWProperty 066-068: 3 adjacent tracts in Deer Creek Estates—Rio Frio, TX. Beautiful homesites with views! 9-12 acs. $9,000 PER AC


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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report January 5- January 11, 2014

January 5 - January 11, 2014

1/7/2014 @ • 1926 responded to US Highway 83 north of Leakey for a strained motorist 1/9/2014 @ • 853 responded to TX Highway 55 south in

NO ARRESTS 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


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PRIOR TO/DURING 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR CLUSTER V SPECIAL EDUCATION CO-OP (Serving Bracke� ISD, D’Hanis ISD, Knippa ISD, Leakey ISD, Nueces Canyon CISD, Sabinal ISD, and Utopia ISD) If you are a former student or a parent of a former student that was served by Cluster V Special Educa�on Co-op, you are en�tled to receive a copy of your or your child’s records maintained by our office. Federal law requires a school district to maintain these records for a period of at least seven years beyond the last date of enrollment in special educa�on. Therefore, records maintained by the Cluster V Special Educa�on Co-op for students last enrolled in special educa�on during or prior to the 2005-2006 school year are scheduled for destruc�on. If you an�cipate a need for services through any Texas state agency such as social security, Texas Rehabilita�on Commission, or the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retarda�on, your special educa�on records could be of some assistance. If you would like to obtain a copy of these records, please contact Cluster V Special Educa�on Co-op no later than January 24, 2014 at 830-988-2341 or mail request to P.O. Box 577, Sabinal, Texas 78881. If you have any addi�onal ques�ons, do not hesitate to call Martha Posey, Cluster V Special Educa�on Director at 830-988-2341.


AÑO ESCOLAR 2005-2006 CLUSTER V EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL CO-OP (Servicio Bracke� ISD, D’Hanis ISD, Knippa ISD, Leakey ISD, Nueces Canyon CISD, Sabinal ISD, and Utopia ISD) Si usted es un estudiante anterior o padre de un estudiante anterior quien fue servido por el Cluster V Educación Especial Co-op, usted �ene el derecho de recibir una copia de su historial o el historial de su niño/niña guardado por el Departamento de educación especial. Le fey federal require que el distrito escolar mantenga éstos historiales por el �empo de siete ańos después del úl�mo ańo de matricula en educación especial. Por lo tanto, los historiales guardados por el Departamento de educación especial de los estudiantes matriculados antes de o durante los años escolares de 2005-2006 serán destruidos. Si esperan alguna necesidad de servicios de parte de alguna agencia del estado de Texas como el Seguro Social, La Comisión de Rehabilitación de Texas o del Departamento de la Sanidad Mental/Retardación Mental, su historial de educación especial podrán ayudarles. Si gustan obtener una copia de su historial por favor pongas en contacto con la oficina de educación especial del Cluster V Educación Especial Co-op no más tardio del 24 de enero de 2014 830-9882341 o por correo a P.O. Box 577, Sabinal, Texas 78881. Si usted �ene preguntas adicionales, no dude en llamar Martha Posey, Cluster V Director de Educación Especial a 830-988-2341


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

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS RENDITIONS 1. Business Personal Property (mandatory as of 2004-failure to file a business personal property rendition will result in a 10% penalty) 2 Real Estate DEADLINE FOR FILING OF RENDITIONS, PROPERTY INFORMATION REPORTS, AND REPORTS OF DECREASED VAULE IS MONDAY, APRIL 15 2014. A filing extension will be allowed for business renditions upon receipt of a written Request received by the filing deadline, MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2014. EXEMPTIONS* 1. Residential Homestead Exemption 2. Over-65 Exemption** 3. Over 55 Surviving Spouse of a person who received the Over-65 Exemption 4. Medical disability Exemption** 5. Veteran’s disability Exemption 6. Widow of Disabled Veteran Exemption *If you previously received a Homestead and/or and Over-65 Exemption, or an Over-55 Surviving Spouse of a person who received the Over-65 Exemption, a disability Exemption, or a Disabled Veteran’s Exemption, it is not necessary for you to file again this year. IF THE LEVEL OF CERTIFIED DISABILITY FOR THE VETERAN’S EXEMPTION HAS CHANGED OR IS AT 100%, YOU MAY FILE A NEW APPLICATION. **The Over-65 School Homestead Exemption or Medical Disability Exemption can be transported to another home within Texas on a percentage basis. TAX DEFERRAL OR ABATEMENT Eligible persons may obtain a deferral or abatement. PLEASE CONTACT THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT FOR EXEMPTION(S) AND DEFERRAL OR ABATEMENT FORMS AND EXPLANATION. SPECIAL USE VALUATIONS Agricultural Valuation-Applications are being accepted for Ad Valorem Tax purposes as provided under Article III, Section 1-d and 1-d-1 of the Texas State Constitution. Properties qualifying under these Amendments are valued on the basis of Agricultural Productivity rather than their market value. The tax that would be levied on market value is deferred. Information on agricultural use valuation is available in the State Comptroller’s Publication, Taxpayers’ Rights, Remedies & Responsibilities. Copies are available at the Appraisal District Office. DEADLINE FOR FILING EXEMPTIONS AND APPLYING FOR SPECIAL USE VALUATIONS IS THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014, FOR ALL TAXING JURISDICTIONS. ALL OF THE ABOVE APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED EITHER IN PERSON OR BY MAIL AT THE REAL COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT, P.O. BOX 158, LEAKEY, TEXAS 78873. TO OBTAIN APPLICATION(S) CALL (830) 2326248 OR WRITE TO ABOVE ADDRESS. REAL COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT NO FEE IS REQUIRED FOR FILING ANY OF THE ABOVE RENDITIONS, EXEMPTIONS OR SPECIAL USE VALUATIONS.

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Lady Eagles Score District Win The Lady Eagles started the district schedule with a 65-21 win over Knippa. The good news is we were able to get Joanie Eliott back from an earlier knee injury. This was her first game in about a month. She was able to get some valuable playing time in order to work off some of the rust from being out. She moved up and down the floor pretty good. The shot will come back once we get her in playing shape again. The bad news is we have lost Brianna Rubio for the rest


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The Leakey ISD 2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report will be made by Interim Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Skipper, at the January 20, 2014 Leakey ISD School Board Meeting, which starts at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. The Leakey ISD 2013 Accountability Rating is “Met Standard”, which is the highest rating under the new TEA Accountability system. In addition Leakey ISD received a Distinction Designation for Academic Achievement In Reading/ELA.

of the season. She is scheduled to have ACL knee surgery on January 17th. Brianna did a lot for this team. She is a threat from the three point line but also rebounded, handed out assists and was a steady leader on the floor. All that is hard to replace, but we have some girls ready to step up and try. The game in Knippa was a good start to the district. The first quarter we jumped out to an 18-3 lead followed up with a 23 point second quarter to lead 41-12 at half. The second half we outscored Knippa 24-9. Knippa was only able to score two baskets the entire game. They did make 16-22 free throws. We got caught reaching several times on three point shots which allowed them free points at the free throw line. Coming off Christmas break, I was happy with the way we ran the floor and played some pretty good man-to-man defense. We had good balanced scoring led by Sarah Reagor with 17 points. Mackenzie Wade added 15 points. Debra Odom ran the floor well and came away with nine points, Sofia Rodriguez eight points, and Kensee Auld

nine points. With Brianna out, Sarah and Mackenzie are going to have to pick up some of those points. Joanie Eliott will get her shot back as she plays more, so I think we will be alright offensively. Our defense will have to improve in the weeks to come, so we are always in a game no matter what happens on offense. Sarah Reagor was the leading rebounder with 11, Mackenzie Wade had 8 rebounds. It was good to see Debra and Sofia get seven rebounds each. That is what it is going to take to replace what Brianna was giving us on the boards. The Lady Eagles are 13-5 overall, 1-0 in district. Our next game is in Rock Springs before coming home for five home games in a row.

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This week the Leakey boys basketball team had two extremely hard games against very skilled teams. On Tuesday January 7, the Eagles faced the Brackettville Tigers and they suffered a tough loss. The boys played every minute as hard as they could but still did not come out on top. The final score to the game was 29-60. The stats for that game are as follows: Tristan Troch 9 points and 3 rebounds; Will Stewart 5 points and 3 rebounds; Lorenzo Rodriguez 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Frank Garcia 4 points, 9

rebounds, 2 steals; Rylan Springer 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal; Anthony Chavez 3 points. On Friday, January 10, the Eagles played against the D’hanis Cowboys, and that marked the beginning of the district season. Although the game ended with a loss, the Leakey Eagles continued to fight back. D’hanis is one of the toughest teams in district and they did not hesitate to show it Friday night at Leakey gym. The final score to this game was 30-48. The stats for that game

are as follows: Frank Garcia 10 points and 12 rebounds; Rylan Springer 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Lorenzo Rodriguez 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Will Stewart 3 points and 3 rebounds; Tristan Troch 4 rebounds. As of now the Eagles are 0-1 in district. Next week the Eagles will play at Utopia Buffaloes and home against Comstock Panthers. Come support the Eagles! Go Big Red!

Leakey Hoops Season Tips Off…

By: Amy Springer

Leakey Hoops little league basketball out the season. Leakey Hoops season urday mornings and check out these program started this past weekend. runs ever Saturday untilFebruary hoopsters in action! We are thrilled with th eamount of 22nd. Come to Eagle Gym on Satkids that are interested in basketball; fifty-two 2nd-6th graders are participating in the program. Games ran all Saturdaymorning long and tons of fun was had byall the kids. We have quit few Leakey High School basketball players that are volunteering their time to coach these teams. It’s fun to see them inaction! Several of our jr. high players have also offered their time to keep the clock and books. Big thanks to Coach Springer and Coach Rodriguez for providing the officiating. Coach Leiker and Coach Meador will also be doing some officiating through-

Real County Extension Office News - FOOD SHOW by Laci Bostic, Real County Extension Agent


Last Thursday, The Real County Extension Office hosted a Practice Food Show for the 4-H Food & Nutrition kids. There were seven participants total- four from Nueces Canyon and three from the Big Springs Charter School. The girls were judged by three categories: display, appearance of the dish, and taste. And in the case of a tie-breaker, the participants were judged on how well they knew their dish- including the ingredients used, measuring size of the ingredients, and the cook time or temperature at which the entry was baked.

I would like to congratulate the winners: 1st Place: Shyanna Chase; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cake 2nd Place: Micah Vernor; Flower-Shaped Mini Carrot Cakes 3rd Place: Layne Hicks; Pineapple UpsideDown Cake 4th Place: Zebranae Thompson; Strawberry

White Chocolate Cheesecake 5th Place: Sydny Chase; Rainbow Cake in a Jar& Chocolate Cake in a Jar 6th Place: Leslie Taylor; Cherry Cobbler 7th Place: Kylie Taylor; Banana Pudding I was very proud and amazed with the dishes that the girls entered in the contest and the skill level at which they were prepared. I can’t wait to see what this year brings with them competing in more contests.

Thank a School Board Member Barbara Skipper, Ed.D. Superintendent

January is School Board Recognition Month and Leakey ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools. “School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be for every child,” said Dr. Barbara Skipper. In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Leakey ISD for an annual budget of over $3,000,000, 268 students in grades K-12; and 45 staff members. Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders

of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren,” said Skipper who has been a Bandera ISD trustee herself for over ten years. “I always say that good school boards do not happen by accident. They happen because the right people in the community step forward and run,” she said. “We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” said Skipper. These dedicated

individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future,” she said. The men and women on the Leakey ISD School Board have successfully led the district through some of the most trying times a district can face. These men and women are: Charlie Reagor, President; Alberto Gonzalez, Vice President; Shawn Gray, Secretary; Joel Pigg; Ruben Navarro; Shane Hohman, and Brad Hart. The district will recognize the board members at the January 20 regular school board meeting. “Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for truly caring about our kids,” Skipper said.

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Nueces Canyon Celebrates January Panther All Stars By Superintendent Kristi Powers

On Thursday, January 9, two Panther All Stars were named at Nueces Canyon JH. The 7th grade All Star is Gentry Bingham. Gentry is the son of Mr. Danny Bingham and Ms. Shauna Bingham. Gentry was a member of the Panther football team and is currently playing basketball. Gentry was introduced by Ms. Fairchild. Mrs. Stacy Fairchild teaches English and said that Gentry has done a good job in her

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class. She said that he turns in his work on time and takes care of his business. The 8th Grade All Star is Megan Sifuentes. Megan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Sifuentes. Mrs. Debbie Cox introduced Megan. Mrs. Cox stated that she enjoys Megan in her math class and appreciates how hard she works. Megan is a cheerleader and is a member of the basketball team. Megan plans to participate in spring sports as well. NCCISD would like to congratulate these two young Panther All Stars!

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NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Center Point


By Coach Brandy Sweeten

Friday, January 10th, the Prowling Panthers squared off against the Lady Pirates of Center Point in C.P. The J.V. Girls hit the hardwood first. The game was taking a complexion that favored the Pirates, a slow half court game. C.P. lead at half a mere 8 - 6. N.C. made the bold move to up the tempo and full court press in the second half despite risking fouls. The gamble worked. Big Blue exploded for 15 points while holding C.P. to just two. Kristol Perez took the lid off the bucket and sunk three outside shots, one from beyond the arch, to lead the Panthers with 7 points. This also made the defense stretch, and Bethany Fisher then began to find some breathing room on the inside to connect for 6 points. N.C. could only afford the full court pressure for part of the half because of fouls, but it was enough to allow N.C. to manage the clock for much of the fourth quarter and cinch their second district victory 23 - 14. Other scoring for the Canyon was: Jayden Aguilera and Alisa Threadgill each with 4, and Destiny Tinsley who played some heads-up defense to finish with 2

points. Next up on the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; side was the Varsity. N.C. came out on the defensive side of the ball with some eagerness and a since of urgency. They only allowed 2 points for the Pirates in the first quarter. Center Point also played aggressive defense. However, the key for N.C. became their inspiring defense and defensive rebounding. The Panthers pounced on a team total of 37 rebounds. At halftime, Big Blue held the 17 - 10 edge. In the second half, the Pirates changed defensive tactics moving to a 1-3-1 half court set. The move seemed to benefit the Panthers. Ashley Harmon led all scoring with 14 points, 13 boards, and 4 steals; while Nikki Milliorn had her own double-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 steals. Late in the game, Danielle Irwin had a solid night with 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Panthers stole the much-needed victory straight from the Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ship 41 - 30. Other scorers for N.C. were Hailey Luce with 5 points, 5 steals, and 6 assists; and Siera Edwards with a pair of free throws and 3 assists.

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for January: Self-Discipline During the NCCISD 20132014 school year we have focused on a different character trait each month. The character trait will be covered on a selected day in a short lesson at the beginning of the month by all teachers and then will be referred to throughout the month. The trait for January is Self-Discipline: To control oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behaviors and emotions and, when necessary, postpone immediate needs for longterm benefits.

NCJH Girls Basketball vs. Utopia Nueces Canyon Junior High girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team faced off against Utopia for a second time on Monday, January 6. The girls played hard to ensure a win of 28-22. Our top scorer for the game was Megan Sifuentes. She scored 19 points for

the Panthers with her fast paced lay ups. Samantha Rodriguez scored the team 5 points with a free shot and strong inside shots. Mandie Carabajal was shooting great at the free shot line and earned Nueces Canyon a basket overall making 4 points

for the Panthers. All the Panthers hustled defensively and offensively playing hard together to earn a victory for the team. The team is looking forward to earning another win for their next game!

NCHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Rocksprings By Coach Charlie Marquardt

On Tuesday, Jan 7 the boys varsity basketball team lost a tough battle with the Rocksprings squad by a score of 50-41. The leading scorer for the Panthers was Isaiah Deleon with 19 points followed by Reagan Luce with 8, Micheal Pina and Bailey Gober with 5 apiece, Wesley Harmon ,

Preston Nevarez, and Jose Gonzales each had 4, Anthony Martinez rounded out the scoring with 2 points. We played our best all-around game of the season. We did several things right which included making 16 of 23 free throws. We open up district play Friday with Center Point at Center

Point. I like our chances in district due to the fact our guys are playing their best basketball of the season at this point. If we continue to improve we may sneak up on some people in the first round. They are giving great effort and that is all any coach can ask of his or her players.

NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Medina By Coach Brandy Sweeten

This past Tuesday, the Prowling Panthers hosted their second opponent in District 27A, the Medina Bobcats. The J.V. Girls tipped off first. The Panthers got off to an early 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 lead. In the second quarter, Big Blue did their biggest damage. Sparked by Jayden Aguilera, she finished with 14 points to go with 6 steals. N.C. opened up a 17-4 run on the Bobcats. In the third quarter, Kristol Perez also showed some touch by hitting from the outside and inside finishing in double figures with 11 points and six steals. Bethany Fisher gave the Canyon an inside presence and had one of her better shooting performances to end with 6 points and 9 boards. And on the defensive end, Aspen Winston snatched 5 steals to go with 5 points. Destiny Tinsley

also had a good night making the hustle plays and intangibles happen. She made her teammates better with 4 steals, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, and chipped in a bucket. The game was never in any real danger, and N.C. cinched the 38 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13 victory. Next up was the Varsity. The Bobcats came out on fire to open up a 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 lead over the Panthers. N.C. showed strength of character to weather the storm and keep the contest within reach for the beginning of the second quarter. Hailey Luce and Nikki Milliorn paced Big Blue. Luce hit three from downtown and Milliorn chipped in 6 points and made good on a three-point play to help the Canyon explode for 21 points in the quarter. N.C. had gained their first lead just

in time for the half at 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21. In the third quarter, the Panthers held their own winning the quarter by a bucket. However, the Bobcats would not be deterred. The Panthers did not clean the glass as they should have, and Medina made a strong run. They capped off another set of three from beyond the arch to finish the game and turn what N.C. could have run away with, into a too-close-forcomfort finish. N.C. ended with a 47 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 43 victory. Scoring for the Panthers were: Luce and Milliorn with a double-digit 14 points, Ashley Harmon with 8 points to go with 10 rebounds, Gabby Irwin came from off the bench to finish with 5 points and 6 big boards, and Siera Edwards and Danielle Irwin rounded out the action with 3 each.

NCHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Centerpoint By Coach Charlie Marquardt

On Friday, Jan.10 the boys varsity basketball team opened up district play with a win over Center Point by a score of 42-30. The leading scorer for the Panthers was Isaiah DeLeon with 15 followed by Micheal Pina and Jose Gonzales each having 7 points. Rounding out the scoring for the Panthers was Reagan Luce with 6, Preston Nevarez 5,and Bailey Gober with 2 to end the scoring. Isaiah DeLeon also

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led the team in rebounding with 10 boards followed by Micheal Pina with 7 rebounds. Several players had a couple of rebounds to help out the cause. The key to the game was our ability to handle the basketball. We turned the ball over a season low 13 times which enabled us to control the tempo of the game. We must play a slow tempo in order to limit the opportunities of our opponents to score. We did that Friday and

we came out on top. It was nice way to start the district season but tougher competition lies ahead and we need to play much better. The guys played with a passion and a determination for most of the game which we need to duplicate in the remaining games in order to be successful. As coaches here we have told these guys all year itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not where you start but where you finish that matters. Only time will tell.

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denominational fellowship of Christian men and boys, who meet each fourth Sunday of the month, excluding the month of December. They meet at differing churches at 8 am. This month’s meeting, as of this writing, is set to be at First United Methodist which is located on the corner of San Antonio Street and Fisher Avenue, aka Highway 90. Speaker this month will be Clifford Parker and breakfast will be brought by Greg Bales, Eddie Mathis, and Eddie McKinney. They meet for one hour with breakfast, fellowship, and devotional. All men and boys in the area are invited.

This past two weeks have had something in common in that Sabinal has ended up being the ultimate destination for auto/pickup chases. This past week, the one pursued ended up being airlifted to San Antonio. One thing about it that interests me is that both cases, they were stopped at or near Sabinal. Speaking with Chief of Police “Chuy” Reyes, he said that when they have warning, they can act quickly. I told him that I want to point out how well our police department works within their own department and with other branches of law enforcement. He modestly said, “We try.” So, I am suggesting to all crooks, cattle thieves, human smugglers or “coyotes”, murderers, drug smugglers, or anyone else running from the law, please take note. This is just the first month of the year and we have had two automotive chases which were stopped here. It doesn’t matter if you come from the east or the west, law enforcement in Uvalde County, City of Sabinal, Medina County, all joined forces with Highway Patrol and others in the area who wear a badge and all are working together to stop illegal activities. So far the score is 2 for law enforcement and 0 for crime. I am sure if you come from the south or north, we will still be waiting for you those directions also.

EMS to Meet

The Sabinal Emergency Medical Services is to meet on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 pm, in the EMS office adjacent to City Hall at 501 N. Center Street. This meeting is open to the public.

First United Methodist

Children in 6th grade and up are eligible for confirmation classes, which will be held during the Sunday school hour. Please contact Pastor Leighanne if you are interested.

St. Patrick Catholic

Wednesday Religious Education classes begin again today. For those who cannot attend on Wednesdays, the Sunday RE classes will begin this coming Sunday.

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Out with the Old

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After much deliberation, much fund raising, finally, the City employees, under the supervision of the City of Sabinal Director of Public Works Kevin Persyn, devoted this past week to “Out with the Old”. By that I mean, tin was removed from the exterior bathrooms early in the week and former Director of Public Works Darrell Smart, using a Caterpillar Holt #420F, brought down the wood frame from the roof and walls on Friday afternoon. “In with the New” will soon become a reality. Speaking with the Honorable Mayor Louis “Mando” Landeros, I asked the question about rental of the pavilion without rest rooms available. He explained that right now, there are no reservations for the park, prior to the Hog Festival. If something comes up, the City can offer the renter a reduced fee for the pavilion or provide porta-potties at the regular fee.



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Now that you have the prelude, we are going to visit a once in a life time moment of the past that was extraordinary in it’s nature, and the people who adapted, and lived full, joyous, and productive lives in that time! Before I finish telling you about Maria Seward Clark, it is only fair that we reveal to you who 830-597-5111 her children were. The fruit does Downtown Camp Wood, TX 78833 not fall far from the tree. Hannah Maria Clark Garrison was the daughter of Maria Seward Clark and William Clark of Illinois. She was the wife of Thomas Hwy. 90 West Isaac Garrison (owner of Lot 28, Uvalde, Texas Leakey Floral Cemetery). As our story begins, Thomas DON WILLEMIN Garrison was nearly a man when Bentonite Dealer his family moved from Illinois to 830-278-1308 Shop Texas for the first time, and when Pond/Tank Sealer 830-278-9663 Home they returned he went back to his Sell-Buy-Rent 830-591-3008 or block of land in Illinois, while his Heavy Machinery family settled in Southwestern 830-591-8314 Mobile Missouri. Thomas Isaac met his 18 year old wife to be, Hannah Maria Clark and they lived on Thomas’ land in Illinois for a while, then on to Southwest Missouri with the rest of the Garrison clan. They made the move in a one horse buggy so Hannah could take precious little with her. She did Water Harvesting & however make room for Reclamation her wedding dress. As Hannah said goodbye to her parents, no one had any idea that she would not see them again for nine years, when they Accredited Professional would travel to Texas to

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the United States! Thomas Isaac would join the Confederate Army, the Civil War with its cruelty and hardship had hit Missouri and the Garrison Family was north of the Mason Dixon line with Southern sympathies. Thomas Isaac’s father, John W. Garrison known as Gran-pap and his wife, Mary Ann Holiday Garrison, who were not young anymore, were faced with the decision of moving their family to a place of security. The trek must have been very rough on them, as they brought their married daughter and daughter in law, Elias, their 14 year old son, and grandchildren, as well as slaves

that wished to remain with the family. The story was related to pen and paper by the son of Thomas and Hannah Garrison. I believe it must have been a fearful, ardent journey for an older couple bringing their loved ones to safety during the turbulent era of the American Civil War. As an added history to this epic journey undertaken by this family, there is a history of the John W. Garrison family. I will give you some of that perspective before we begin the story written by their son, John Clark Garrison. In March of 1861 the Missouri Convention passed a resolution against secession. Most favored neutrality; however all of the men in the army and the officers fought on the side of the North. With his sons gone, John Weeks Garrison was faced with a tremendous responsibility. His son’s families, his married daughter and her children, as well as his wife and young son Elias. He also had slaves that wanted to remain with him. Battles were being fought all around their home and skirmishes so close that the family was forced to flee and hide in the brush. Their neighbors were no longer friendly and the war was going badly for the South. In the fall of 1863 John Garrison loaded up and started for Texas. He purchased land near Sulphur Springs in 1864. Next week we will share with you John Clark Garrison’s personal account of the journey to Texas.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Comparettes, Nimitzes powerfully shaped Hill Country history

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Dalene and Robert “Bob” Reagan each has a unique family heritage district commanded by John S. Ford. The original Nimitz Hotel was that made its own stamp on the Hill Country — one goes back to the built on Fredericksburg’s Main Street in the late 1840s or early 1850s origins of Kerrville Telephone Company and the other includes the and acquired by Charles Henry in 1855 (one source said he built it Nimitz legacy. Dalene was born to Dale Hankins and Lena Lucas in 1852). It had four rooms and a large central fireplace, but Charles Comparette, Jr., in their home at 929 Jefferson St. in the heart of Henry then built a new structure of adobe and wood, later expanding Kerrville. Her grandparents, D.H., and Loula Comparette, Sr., lived it to 50 rooms. It reportedly offered the only hot baths between San at the corner of Tivy and Jefferson streets. It is now the Jefferson Antonio and El Paso, where there were various forts and outposts. Street Cafe, and is admired for its Old World architecture. The hotel’s casino hall became a social hot spot, and there was also a With “a handshake and $1,000,” D.H., Sr. struck a deal with a room where traveling salesmen could display their wares. There was wealthy businessman to bring the Hill Country into a new era of a brewery, a saloon and a general store at the hotel. communication. Dalene said he was well ahead of his time. There Outside was a rose garden, a vegetable garden, a grape arbor and a are several accounts, including an interview by Denise Weinheimer stagecoach stop at the back protected by a high stone wall. Charles Dobbs with D. H. Comparette, Jr., in her thesis, “Recollections of the Henry added the hotel’s famous steamboat-shaped superstructure Kerrville Telephone Company”, for Schreiner University. sometime after 1888. Notable guests were two U.S. presidents Alexander Graham Bell introduced the telephone in 1876, and a few (Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant), Robert E. Lee (whose people were interested in the invention, including Colonel Alfred furniture Nimitz bought when Lee left Texas) and Horace Greeley. H. Belo. In March, 1878, Belo installed the first two telephones in Charles Henry deeded the hotel to his son, Charles Henry, Jr. in Texas — one in his home 1906, but lived there until and the other in his office his death. His son sold at the Galveston Daily the hotel in 1926 to local News. Within days, there men who remodeled it was a working telephone extensively and removed connection (i.e., a pointthe trademark ship-like to-point line with which superstructure. Eventually each point could only call Henry J. Schmidt became the other) between the San the sole owner. Antonio mayor’s office The hotel closed in 1963, and the city’s water works and Schmidt sold it to the plant. Shortly, Houston and Fleet Admiral Chester W. Fort Worth had working Nimitz Naval Museum. It telephones, followed by was renovated and opened new exchanges in Dallas, as a museum in 1967 Austin, Fort Worth and and is now headquarters Waco. of the Admiral Nimitz D. H. Comparette, Sr. was State Historical Park. The born in Neuville, Ohio and steamboat appearance has This photo from about 1914 or 1915 was taken in front of the home of Dale Hankins “D.H.” as a young man he moved Comparette, Sr., shown in rear seat next to his wife, Loula. In front are sons D.H. Comparette, Jr., been reconstructed. to Hicksville, where he and in driver’s seat, Louis. The house is at the corner of Tivy and Jefferson Streets, now a popular Charles Henry Sr.’s restaurant, the Jefferson St. Cafe. “With a handshake and $1,000,” Comparette, Sr. struck a deal worked on a crew building grandson, Chester, (1885telegraph line. Relocating to in 1896 with A.C. Schreiner to form Kerrville Telephone Exchange. 1966) grew to legendary Chicago, he was a railroad status when he led conductor and learned barbering. A health condition forced him to America’s naval victories in the Pacific during World War II. He settle with relatives in Blanco, Texas. In 1895, he moved to Kerrville was born in Fredericksburg, the son of Chester Bernard and Anna and was the town’s first professional barber. Aimé Charles “A.C.” (Henke) Nimitz. Since Chester’s father died before he was born, Schreiner was the oldest child of Captain Charles Armand Schreiner. Charles Henry, Sr. served as his father figure. The partnership between A.C. and D.H., Sr. began in 1896. In 1890, Anna married her late husband’s younger brother, William, One afternoon, “Mr. A. C.”, as he was called in his later years, who managed the St. Charles Hotel in Kerrville, where Chester was getting a haircut and shave from D.H., Sr. and they began to eventually became chief handyman. Bob said he believed that the discuss the telephone industry. A.C. was interested in telephone hotel was owned by Lee and Augusta (William and Chester’s sister) service, including hooking a line between the two Schreiner wool Nimitz Mason, and was located across from Pampell’s Drug Store. warehouses in Kerrville and the one in Rocksprings. D.H., Sr. Later it was torn down for Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital. however, desired to move from Kerrville to a larger city where he Anna had two children with William — Otto and Dora. could develop a telephone exchange. A.C. asked D.H., Sr. how much “I remember my grandfather, William,” Bob said. “He had an he thought it would cost to build an exchange in Kerrville. D.H., Sr. engineering degree and regretted he’d never used it. He lived at 328 estimated that it would cost approximately $1,000. In fact, Dalene Sidney Baker St. (now the parking lot for National Car Sales), by the said that if he could get four subscribers, A.C. said he would put up old Secor Hospital.” the funds. Reportedly, A.C. later admitted that he never expected to With little prospect of a college education, Chester applied to the see his money again. United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. In 1905, he graduated Thus, with a handshake, the Kerrville Telephone Exchange became seventh in his class of 114. Two years later, he took command of the a reality. All KTE records were destroyed, but D.H., Jr., and other old Spanish gunboat Panay in the Philippines. After transfer to the exchange employees remembered the details of its earliest days. destroyer Decatur, he ran the ship aground and was court-martialed, KTE’s first telephone line was built between the two Schreiner wool reprimanded, and denied his request for battleship duty and was warehouses. There soon totaled 12 telephones within the exchange. assigned to a submarine. He became a leading “pigboat” authority. An operator was hired and the exchange’s first switchboard was In 1913, Chester married Catherine Vance Freeman of Massachusetts. purchased, and now, calls could be put through to any other They eventually had three daughters and a son. The Nimitzes left telephone in town. for Europe where Chester studied diesel engines. He returned to The first telephone office occupied the second floor of the Schreiner Brooklyn Navy Yard to supervise the building and installation of the Store. D.H., Sr. and a crew of four black laborers strung the first first diesel engine to power a US Navy vessel. telephone lines throughout the Kerrville area and surrounding In World War I, he served as chief of staff to Adm. Samuel S. communities. In 1898, lines were built from Kerrville to Rocksprings. Robison, commander of the Atlantic Submarine Force, then as Toll lines extended to communities such as Harper, Junction and executive officer of the battleship South Carolina. Chester went Medina. Several ranches functioned as toll stations until the 1950s. to Pearl Harbor to build the submarine base and command the By 1905, KTE listed more than 100 customers. At the end of 1907, Submarine Division. At the Navy War College, 1922-23, he dealt to accommodate an expanding exchange, the telephone office was with a theoretical Pacific war, developing the plan that he eventually moved to the Rock Drug Store while the warehouse remained behind put to practical use. He became U.S. Fleet commander-in-chief and the house of D.H., Sr. The office was next to Henke’s Meat Market rose to rear admiral. on Water St., just east of Earl Garrett Street. He was chief of the Bureau of Navigation when the Japanese attacked On Dec. 21, 1907, A.C., D.H., Sr., A.C.’s brother, Louis, James Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Three weeks later, Adm. Husband E. W. Taylor, and G.R. “Guy” Taylor signed papers to incorporate Kimmel was relieved as commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet, KTE, calling it Kerrville Telephone Company. At the first board and Chester took his place.The tide turned after the Battle of Midway meeting on Jan. 6, 1908, they voted for the board of directors (A.C. and Chester, now a five-star admiral, coordinated the offensive that as president, D. H., Sr. as vice-president and manager, J.W. Taylor brought the Japanese to surrender. He signed the peace treaty for the as secretary and treasurer), and established the corporation’s capital United States aboard the battleship, Missouri. stock at $30,000. The assets of the KTE were sold to KTC including Chester’s brother, Otto, also graduated from the naval academy, but the lines, the Kerrville plant, the Harper plant, telephone poles and was forced by diabetes to retire right after the Pearl Harbor attack. supplies, one horse and wagon and several pieces of property. “It really killed him because he wanted to serve,” Robert said. Stories passed down by the employees told of informal board John Green Reagan, II married Dora Nimitz (1895-1982), and they meetings held on the street corner, usually in front of the Chas. had three children: Ellen, John William and Robert Lewis. Bob Schreiner Bank or Schreiner’s Store. They would discuss business was born in Albany, Texas while his father worked for the city for a few minutes and then depart. Evidence suggests that this was of Cisco. He was an engineer (not degreed) who helped build the true, based on bits of paper found throughout the Kerrville Telephone Colorado River Dam and Buchanan Dam. Later, the family moved Company Book of Minutes. The scraps noted a meeting date, who to Harlingen in the Rio Grande Valley, where John spent three years was present, and who made the motion to adjourn. Often, little else working on irrigation projects. He died of a heart attack in 1947. was noted. The family came to Kerrville when Bob was a freshman, enrolled A.C. served as the president from its incorporation until his death in in Tivy High School. He joined the Marines in 1945, but had just 1935. D.H., Sr. served as the general manager until his retirement finished combat training when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, in 1937 when the title was passed to his son, D.H., Jr. Clyde Parker, so he did not see any combat then. Bob was at Schreiner Institute in who is married to A.C.’s granddaughter, Josephine, became chairman the late 1940s when KTC wanted a new survey of its equipment and of the board in 1969. KTC is now owned by Windstream. insulation between Kerrville and Rocksprings. D.H., Sr. and Loula had several children, including Louis, who died “It was a summer job, and I remember I walked about 50 or 60 miles in WWII, and D.H., Jr. D.H., Jr. married Lena Lucas of Uvalde out to Rocksprings, a little at a time,” Robert said. While at Tivy where the Lucases ran a grocery store and barbecue restaurant. Lena High School, Dalene worked at KTC during the summer. had one brother named Edwin “Peewee,” and his daughter, Mitzi, They met when Bob was the “fifth wheel” while Dalene and her was close to Dalene, an only child. cousin, Mitzi, went with dates to Heart ‘O the Hills and Crider’s. “She visited me a lot, and I remember having slumber parties at my They began dating, although Dalene said Bob “loved to come over grandfather’s house. Boys would climb the trees to talk to us girls,” and eat my mother’s cooking.” They dated for four years, and Dalene Dalene said. “When we had dances in the parlor, my grandparents attended Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri. While at UT, they had sheer curtains on the French doors so they could keep an eye on married in Kerrville’s First Presbyterian Church, minister William us.” The Nimitz’s story goes back to early area immigrants. Born in Logan officiating. Bob took basic officers’ training in Quantico, Va. Bremen, Germany, Charles Henry Nimitz, Sr. (1826-1911) was son As soon as he graduated in early 1951, civil engineers’ degree in hand, of Karl Heinrich and Dorothea Magdalena Dressel Nimitz. At age he landed a job with Magnolia Petroleum (which became Mobil Oil 14, he joined the German merchant marine and followed his family in 1960). Six months later, he was recalled into the Marines during to Sullivan Island, S.C. where they operated a hotel in Charleston. the Korean War. The couple moved to Camp Lejeune, N.C. where he Charles Henry arrived in Fredericksburg in 1846 with the first was with the 2nd Marine Division. settlers and worked briefly as a bookkeeper for a lumber company. After Bob returned to his civilian job, he stayed with Mobil for the In 1848, he married Sophie Dorothea Mueller, and they had 12 rest of his professional career. Along with a daughter, Deree, there children, nine of whom lived to adulthood. 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Eluterio M. (Telo) Gonzales

Fred Allan Wall

Gary “Butch” Melvin McCaskill (December 21, 1943 - January 9, 2014)

(September 21, 1929 - December 27, 2013)

Fred Allan Wall of Rocksprings went home peacefully January 8, 2014, at the age of 72. He was born September 17, 1941, to Bill and Amy Wall in Kingman, Arizona where he moved to Texas in 1943. He graduated from Rocksprings in 1960. On January 23, 1978 he married Paulette Brown. He was a rancher and a hunter his whole life. He enjoyed life to the fullest, but most of all his grandkids. He cherished his family and his friends. He is survived by his wife, Paulette Wall; son, Wess Wall and wife Kelli; daughter, Rheba Massey and husband John all of Rocksprings, daughter, Teresa Blair of Kerrville, daughter, Michelle Williams of Fort Worth; his grandkids, Hunter Wall, Lakota Wall, Roper Wall, Wyatt Wall, Seth Massey, Kenzie Wall, Katalyna Wall, Stormy Williams, Paulette Williams; and greatgranddaughter, Rycki Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Wall; and sister, Billy Jean Matthews. Pallbearers include Ike Postel, Tully Brown, Cal Williams, Tom Brown, Perry Mendley, and Les Evans. Honorary pallbearers include John Massey, his grandkids and all his family and friends. A memorial service for Fred was held at 5 PM Friday, January 10, 2014, at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Rocksprings, Texas, with Brother Ray Milton officiating. Interment followed at the Wall Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Fred Wall Memorial Youth Rough Stock Rodeo, 2874 CR 320, Rocksprings, Texas 78880 or a charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a condolence at w Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Rocksprings, Texas.

My beloved husband Gary “Butch” McCaskill born December 21, 1943, in Austin, Texas to Melvin and Margie McCaskill, has left this earth, to join our Heavenly Father on January 9, 2014. Butch was a funloving and free-spirited person that wanted everyone around him to enjoy life as much as he did. Butch loved many things in his life including music, sports, gardening, building, and story-telling but first and foremost his devoted and loving wife Claudia McCaskill and his #1 companion, his biddy buddy, Tuffy. Butch’s motto for life was “No Bad Days”. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin McCaskill; mother, Margie Peters; brother, Raymond McCaskill; son, Mark Keeton; and daughter, Kristy McCaskill. Butch is survived by his loving wife, Claudia McCaskill and their children, Kelli and Greg Walker and Richard and Lisa Keeton; daughter, Wendy McCaskill; sisters, Suzie Martinez and Diane Hunsberger and her husband Richard of Waco, Texas. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Donna Palermo of Leakey, Texas and Betty Carpenter and husband Don of Dimmitt, Texas; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Though our hearts are filled with grief we know there will be “No Bad Days” in Heaven. A memorial service for Butch was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Nelson Funeral Chapel in Leakey, Texas, with Pastor Ray Helms officiating. The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

Eluterio M. (Telo) Gonzales of Rocksprings, Texas went to be with his Lord on Friday, December 27, 2013. He was born on September 21, 1929, in Rocksprings, Texas. A man that died never giving up on his dreams. When he was a child he used to shine shoes to make a living. He then worked at the Devil Sink Hole. Around this time he met Guadalupe (Lupina) Covarrubio and they were married on January 17, 1950. He started doing migrant work around the western United States like sheep shearing in S.D., WY and MT. Field work in AZ and CA, picking potatoes in Colorado, picking cotton in Eldorado, TX and sugar beet work in the panhandle of Texas. He also worked for the Green Giant Co in MN. He was a people person that enjoyed running his own crew and bussing people to MN. After he got tired of traveling he enjoyed selling concession items and different things. He was just a natural born salesman. He enjoyed being around people and talking with them. Telo was a giving person, at Christmas time he would give gifts to children or his favorite giving a dollar bill. From now on when we get a dollar we will not see it as money but as a symbol of giving. He is survived by his daughters, Dora Estrada, Bertha Flores, Aydalou Cazer and husband Terry his only son-in-law all of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, Eluteria Flores of Rocksprings, Texas; grandchildren, Antonio Gonzales (who he raised as a son) and his wife Cissy, Joe Flores and wife Mel, Arturo Flores and wife Sarah, Guadalupe Estrada and husband Allen, Sammy Flores and wife Cindy, Petra Tarno, Ricky Estrada and wife Heather, Roberto Flores and wife Nita, Amaro Cazer and wife Jamell, Annabel Cortex and husband Osiel, Juan Flores, Jr. and wife Ariel, Lisa Flores, Terry Cazer, Jr., Chris Flores and wife Patty, Daniel Flores and wife Elaine, Georgie Estrada and husband Brian, Ronald Cazer and wife Maria, Krystel Cazer and husband Ryan, Nichlos Flores, Veronica Flores and Natasha Flores. He is also survived by 56 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Maria Gonzales and husband Hector a special brother-in-law of Plainview, Texas and Benita Piper of Rocksprings, Texas; very special nephews, Dennis Piper, Mario and Hector Gonzales; numerous nieces and nephews. Lots of Godchildren but extra special was James Palacio and wife Carmen. He was preceded in death by his wife Guadalupe; parents, Antonio and Georgie Gonzales; brothers, Augustine Gonzales and Felipe Palacio; one grandchild. Pallbearers include Enrique Estrada, Jr. (Ricky), Joe Flores, Jr., Antonio Gonzales (Tony), Juan Flores, Jr. (JJ), Hector Gonzales, Jr., Dennis Piper, James Palacio.Honorary pallbearers include Hector Gonzales, Terry Cazer, and all of his grandsons. Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014 at Nelson Funeral Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Rocksprings, Texas, with Father Clay Hunt officiating. Committal followed in the Rocksprings Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuner Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home, Rocksprings, Texas.

(September 17, 1941 - January 8, 2014)

Two Men and Their Contrasting Views

Our two men with contrasting views began a study together to see if they could come to some sort of an understanding of how to determine what God‘s Word says concerning the authorized practices of His faithful children today. They came to an agreement that direct commands of God are binding for our religious practices today. “…make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you… ” (Matthew 28:19-20). Thus, they concluded, direct commands are authoritative today. The first man still feels that things that are not specifically mentioned are acceptable to God as well. He does not have any problem doing things such as car washes, B-B-Qs or church-sponsored yard sales to raise money for the church that he attends. The second man warns the first that the Lord

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condemned such “lawlessness” in Matthew 7:21-23. Jesus was angry when He saw the money changers and sellers doing business instead of tending to spiritual matters in God’s house (Matthew 21:12-13). There is a direct command about giving in 1 Corinthians 16:1-3 and instructions as to how much to give in 2 Corinthians 9:7-9. That should settle that matter! The second man also believes that necessary inference is a third way to determine what pleases God today. In Acts 20:1-7 when Paul waited seven days to gather with the Christians in Troas to ‘break bread on the first day of the week’ - his example gives us the inference that the Christians in Troas worshiped God on Sunday. We can please Him by worshiping on that day as well. Again our two friends agree that direct commands, approved examples and necessary inference are valid ways to determine what

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pleases God today. These two men still want to discuss such practices as the use of instrumental music in worship, the purpose and method of receiving forgiveness of sins, church-sponsored activities such as “selling dinners” or “car washes” to raise money and “Christmas pageants” to draw people in the door. Are such activities authorized by God today or are they or are they man-made traditions that violate God’s Holy Word and make it null and void (Mark 7:6-9)? We will continue to discuss this in the future, Lord willing. If you have questions or comments, please contact me. Thanks.

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A miscarriage is the death of a baby in the womb. It is tragic for the couple losing their child, for the immediate family and their closely extended family. Outside of this small family circle, however, the loss is barely recognized. Unfortunately, society fails to recognize this loss of life as a death of any significance. The life of the unborn is whittled down in value as a non-loss. Other losses falling into this category of non-loss are socially unspeakable losses. Examples would be suicidal loss, death caused by embarrassing activities, or deaths of secret liaisons. Under these circumstances, the grief experience is disenfranchised because the death situation is neither socially sanctioned nor significant. If a mother loses her baby prior to birth, others will not experience the reality of the child’s existence. Her grief and

that of her husband will not be acknowledged beyond the close inner circles of their family. In this situation, the mother and father are expected to carry on with life as though nothing grievous has happened. Reality, however is very different for the parents of the lost pregnancy. They have experienced the woes and joys of pregnancy, the anticipation of the expansion of their family, and most likely have made changes to their home in anticipation of the sweet arrival. Their life has changed with the expectation of their child being born. The spontaneous or induced loss of a child creates a void that fills with heartache and grief. Re-enfranchisement of grief is critical for the parents. Helpful intervention would include assisting the couple in talking about, and

exploring their thoughts and feelings over their loss. They must be able to express and experience the fact that death has occurred, and the ensuing sorrow of grief. Oft times, if this is the first child for a young couple, their life’s experiences have not prepared them for such a tragedy. This can complicate the grief experience even more. These parents need extra attention and direction through this uncharted experience upon which they are tragically embarking. Losing a child to miscarriage is tragic. Statistics average that one-fourth of pregnancies end in miscarriage. To help a young couple recover from such a loss, one should offer recognition for their loss of life, and encourage open expression of grief.

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Living Waters Church Hwy 1050 Utopia, TX 830.966.2426 Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship: 10:30 am Wednesday: 7:00pm Youth Alive: Saturday 7:00pm Youth Pastor James Jones Pastor Dr. Robert Richarz

Leakey Church of Christ One Block N of Courthouse Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6933 Sunday School: 10:00am Come and Worship:10: 45am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm

Church in the Valley Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6090 Pastor Ray Miller Sunday School: 9:45am Worship: 10:45am Evening: 6:00pm

Concan Church of Christ Hwy 83 Concan 830.232.4058 Ministers: Paul Goodnight and Ray Melton Sunday School: 10:00am Com and Worship:11: 00am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm

New Fellowship Church Hwy 337 and Camino Alto Leakey, TX 830.232.6770 Sunday School: 9:45am Come and Worship:10: 45am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Rawlyn Richter Pastor Godprints: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm

Concan Baptist Mission Hwy 83 Concan, TX Worship: 9:30am Sunday School: 10:30am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00pm Pastor Willis Adair

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An outreach of Hosanna Lutheran Church, Kerrville Pastor Jim Mueller Second and Fourth Sundays. Worship at 10:30. Communion is celebrated the 4th Sunday. For more information call 830-257-6767 or (830) 597-3360 Cowboy Church in the Nueces River Canyon HWY 55 N @ Angel Wings Cafe’ PO Box 158 Barksdale, TX 78828 (830) 234-3180 or 2345170 5th Sunday 6:30 pm and Every Tuesday @ 6:30 pm

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The Utopia Lions Club The Utopia Lions Club held its general meeting in the Utopia Senior Activity Center on January 9, 2014, at 7 PM. King Ranch Chicken, Spanish rice, salad, rolls and Rocky Road Brownies with ice cream were served to those present by Marilyn and Rod Chalmers and Jody Rutherford. Following the meal, President Bill Cockerill called the meeting to order. Lion Beverly Williford presented the winner of the Peace Poster Contest, Kaylie Valdez, with a $50 award for first place. Kaylie qualified for entry at the District level. Congratulations to Kaylie for participating in this contest. Lion Sid Chaney reported that the Ice Cream Crankoff will be held on Saturday, February 15, at the Community Building. Judging will begin at 5:30 and then the best part – actually eating the ice cream - will begin at 6:00. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Sabinal Canyon’s own Caliche Hill Band. Lion Susan Merrifield, Auction Committee Chairman, reported that everything is organized for the Utopia Community Auction, which is April 12, 2014, at the Utopia VFD Building. Be sure and come at 11:00 for a meal served by the Utopia

ISD Junior Class as a fundraiser. At 12: 00, the Auction will begin. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in this annual event as the Utopia EMS, Utopia VFD, and the Utopia Lions Club raises funds for various Sabinal Canyon

organizations and community needs. Ag Students Committee Chairman, Lion Inez Smith, reported that the Ag Mechanics project participants and their entries are now competing at Stock Shows. The students are eagerly anticipating more awards as they participate in shows throughout the area. Lion Jean Findling, Secretary, presented the Lions Club Recruitment Award to Lion Lee Barton, who brought in four new members to Utopia Lions Club last year. She also presented the Club Excellence Award which was accepted by past President Rod Chalmers for the 2012-2013 Lion year. Congratulations, Lions, for a job well done! The next meeting will be held at 7: 00 PM on February 13, 2014, at the Utopia Senior Activity Center. Pictured (L to R) Lion President Bill Cockerill, Lions Club Peace Poster Contast Chairman Lion Beverly Williford, and Lions Club Peace Poster contest winner Kaylie Valdez.

Texas Comptroller Issues New Water Report Analyzing Economic Impacts of Water Shortages and Offering Recommendations for Possible Solutions (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs today released a report examining the effects of the water challenges facing our state, and offering up several recommendations to the Legislature which can enable us to stretch our existing supplies further. The recommendations are laid out in the Comptroller’s new report, Texas Water Report: Going Deeper For The Solution, which revisits the effects of recent drought conditions, examines research-driven approaches for augmenting Texas’ water supply and proposes practical answers for the state’s growing thirst.

“Texas has been prone to cycles of drought for centuries, and there is no reason to expect that basic pattern to change,” Combs said. “Yet our state has changed, and its booming population and economy are creating an increasingly unquenchable demand for water.” The report, which can be found at http: // water/, also explains the $2 billion in new funding for water projects approved Nov. 5 by voters in a constitutional amendment. Combs said Texans’ approval of Proposition 6 is a positive step toward assuring our water supplies — but additional innovative

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Picking up where we left off last week…did you know that if you are out of buttermilk and the recipe you are making calls for it, you can actually substitute milk with lemon juice or vinegar added. Let stand one minute and use just like the buttermilk with the same fantastic results! Other Substitutions in a pinch: Molasses-honey; red wine-broth in savory recipes-cranberry juice in deserts; tomato sauce-tomato paste and water; half and half or cream-1⁄4 of measurement melted butter beaten with milk to measurement needed; mustard-1/3 measurement dry with vinegar to remainder of needed amount; brown sugar-equal amount granulated sugar plus 2 T molasses per cup; light corn syrup-equal amount granulated sugar plus 1⁄2 c water per cup. Metric Cooking Equivalents: 1⁄2 oz=15 grams; 1 oz=30 grams; 4 oz or 1⁄4 pound=125 grams; 8 oz or 1⁄2 pound=250 grams; 16 oz or 1 pound =500 grams. 1 t = 5ml; 1 T = 15ml; 8 oz =1 c= 250ml. 1 quart =1 liter. Now for the food equivalents. Did you know that all whole fruit and veggies have an equivalent cleaned whole or chopped and diced. This is extremely helpful when cooking from scratch. 1 apple =1c sliced or 3⁄4 c chopped mushrooms 8 oz=3 c sliced 1 clove garlic=1⁄2 t minced potato 1 pound=3 c cubed 1 pound broccoli=4c florets strawberries 1 pint=3 c sliced 1 stalk celery=1 c finely chopped 1 c whipping cream=2 c whipped You get the idea anyway, so that you don’t chop too much, or wind up with more or less of the finished product than you need. You can find equivalents of all kinds of food in the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbooks. Microwave Hints for Success! 1. For toasting almonds. Place 1 c almonds in a microwave safe measuring cup. Microwave on high for one minute then stir. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Then repeat stirring every 30 seconds. At first sign of toasting, spread almonds on a paper towel and wait 15 minutes before using them. 2. Melting chocolate evenly. 1 c of chocolate, pieces, chips or chopped in microwave safe bowl. Microwave uncovered at 70% power for 1 minute and stir. Then repeat stirring every 15 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Chocolate will burn and become coarse and gooey if you do not stir at fairly even intervals. 3. Softening cream cheese or butter. In microwave safe bowl, microwave for 15 seconds for each 3 oz of product. Check every 20 seconds and stop when soft enough to use. Wait for 5 minutes before using. 4. Ground meat. Crumble one pound meat in a 1 1⁄2 quart microwave bowl. Microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked. Stir every 3 minutes to check for doneness. 5. Pancake syrup. To warm syrup from the refrigerator microwave 1 c on high for 1 minute. Check each 30 seconds for temperature to your taste. 6. Baking Potatoes. Prick medium sized potatoes and microwave on high uncovered for 4 to 6 minutes. Rotate potato half way through. For two potatoes allow 6 to 9 minutes for two potatoes. 7. Tortillas. To warm tortillas, place between paper towels microwave on high 20 to 30 seconds for 6-9 inch tortillas. Last but not least, crock pot cookery is easy and good this time of year. Here are some special recipes for the crock pot in these cold winter days.

Ingredients 3 lbs. boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 2inch cubes 3 Tbsp. fish sauce 2 Tbsp. palm or brown sugar 3 Tbsp. red, panang, or massaman curry paste 1 Tbsp. curry powder 1 Tbsp. ground turmeric 2 c. water 1 (14 oz) can unsweetened coconut milk 3 Tbsp. ground fresh chili paste (optional) 3 packages instant ramen noodles Cilantro, Scallions, and Lime wedges for serving Instructions Combine the beef cubes, fish sauce, sugar, curry paste, curry powder, turmeric, and water in a large crockpot. Cook on low for 10 hours. After 10 hours, stir in the coconut milk and ground fresh chili paste. Prepare the ramen noodles according to package instructions (stove top or microwave). Serve the beef curry over a bed of ramen noodles with fresh cilantro, scallions, and lime wedges for squeezing.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut and Kielbasa

1 (2 pound) boneless pork loin roast 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves salt and pepper to taste 4 pounds sauerkraut 1 pound kielbasa, cut into 3-inch pieces Directions Preheat the oven broiler. Place the roast in a roasting pan, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with thyme leaves, and season with salt and pepper. Place under the broiler for 10 minutes, until lightly browned in several places. Place 2 pounds sauerkraut in a slow cooker. Arrange kielbasa pieces around the edges of the slow cooker pot, and place the roast in the center. Cover with remaining sauerkraut. Cover slow cooker, and cook roast 6 hours on High.

Diego’s Special Beef Stew


1 pound boneless beef round steak Salt and black pepper 1 T olive oil 14.5 oz can of Italian stewed tomatoes 3 T Italian style tomato paste (If you cannot find Italian style then use

the regular product and add 1 t dry Italian seasoning crushed) 1 t Worcestershire sauce 16 oz pkg frozen stir fry peppers (yellow, green and red with onion) Trim fat from the meat and cut into 4 pieces. Lightly coat with salt and black pepper. Brown meat on both sides in hot oil. Transfer to slow cooker In a bowl stir together untrained tomatoes, paste, and Worcestershire sauce, pour over meat in cooker. Top with frozen peppers and cook on high heat for 5 to 6 hours or on low for 10 to 12 hours. Next week we are going to feature some old standard cooking terminology and beverage and cold weather appetizer recipes.

1 pound cubed beef stew meat 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons butter 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup red wine 1 beef bouillon cube 1 cup hot water 1 large potato, cubed 1/2 cup baby carrots 1/2 teaspoon rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup water Directions Place cubed beef and flour in a resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to evenly coat beef with flour. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown beef on all sides. Transfer to a slow cooker. Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat, and cook onion until tender. Transfer to the slow cooker with the beef. Pour wine into the skillet to deglaze, then pour wine into slow cooker. Dissolve the beef bouillon cube in 1 cup hot water, and pour into slow cooker. Place potato and carrots in slow cooker, and season with rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix in remaining water and Worcestershire sauce. Add more water if needed to cover all ingredients. Cover slow cooker, and cook stew 7 to 8 hours on Low.


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3 pounds chicken wings 2 T melted butter 1⁄2 c maple syrup 1⁄2 c whiskey Combine butter, syrup and whiskey in sauce pan and stir until warmed. Coat chicken wings and place in a foil lined baking pan. Cook at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Drain well. Transfer to slow cooker and pour in remainder of sauce and cook 4 to 5 hours on medium heat or 2 to 2 1⁄2 hours on high heat.

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THE UPPER NUECES-FRIO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 2014 POSTER AND ESSAY CONTEST The board of directors of the Upper Nueces-Frio SWCD is sponsoring the annual Poster and Essay Contest for 2014. The 2014 Poster Contest topic is “HOW SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION IMPROVES WATER QUALITY”. The Poster Contest is open to boys and girls ages 12 years and under and does not jeopardize Texas Interscholastic League eligibility. Local Poster contest winners will receive trophies and the winning entries will be sent to the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board for competition at the Area II level in Temple. Any winners at the Area II level will be presented additional awards and state winners will be selected from area winners. All poster entries shall be on standard poster board, cut to half size (22” X 14”).

Entries shall address the chosen subject matter and that subject shall be printed at the top of the poster. Artwork on poster entries should be produced with materials which do not readily smear, crack or chip. If necessary, a sealant or lamination may be used and the artwork should be flat. The topic for the 2014 Essay Contest is “WHERE DOES YOUR WATER SHED?” The Essay Contest is open to two age groups: Ages 13 and Under with a maximum of 300 words; Ages 14 to 18 with a maximum of 500 words. Trophies and prize money are awarded locally. Both age groups will receive for 1st place, $100.00 and 2nd place, $50.00. Winning entries at the local District level will be sent to the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board for competition at



the Area II level in Temple. Any winners at the Area II level will be presented additional awards and state winners are selected from area winners. Please make sure that your full name and grade is on the back of your poster; essays should have a cover sheet with your full name and age or age group. All entries in both contests will be accepted at the District Headquarters (USDA Building) at 100 S. Sweeten St. in Rocksprings until the deadline of 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. Poster and Essay entries will be picked up at the school offices on, Tuesday morning before noon on February 18th,2014. Additional information is available by calling the Upper Nueces-Frio Soil and Water Conservation District Office at (830) 683-2125, ext. 3.

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Properties We have a policy of furnishing a home owners warranty for every property that we LIST and market. This includes owner occupied single family residences. It takes the worry away from owners and buyers. If you are a seller, any covered item that needs repair during the term of the listing will be repaired. If you are a buyer, any covered item that needs repair for up to 12 months after closing will be repaired. We furnish the policy, not you. So, if you are considering selling your property, list with us and let us take the worry away. Call for details. NEW LISTING in Frio River Place. Three bedrooms and 3.5 baths overlooking the most beautiful swimming hole on the river. Lots of outdoor decking and covered parking. This is a real show place. Call today! NEW LISTING in the Tierra Linda Subdivision, Con Can. Prime residential building site for only $50,000. NEW LISTING Con Can on Bear Creek. 3 bdrm 2 bth with bonus room, approx. 2,000 square feet, large covered porches, large detached garage/workshop. Great week end home or nightly rental near 7 bluffs. $459,500. NEW LISTING in northern Real County. 615 acre turnkey hunting ranch. High fenced, improved deer herd, blinds, feeders, hunting lodge, everything you need is in place. $1,250,000. NEW LISTING, The historic Frio Canyon Theatre has just come on the market. Tons of potential, downtown location, lots of history just waiting to be put into your service. $149,000. Cadillac Farms, 244 ac located 2 miles west of Leakey. A little bit of everything, fields, mtns, old ranch house, rustic barn. Fronts on FM 337 with Patterson Creek forming the southern boundary. Abundant wildlife. Call for details. CANYON OAKS! New construction, 4 bdrm 2 1⁄2 bth home with excellent views and river access. Great income producing potential. $279,900 CANYON OAKS Three bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath home on River Road. Income producing. Reduced to $299,000 CON CAN COUNTRY CLUB Golf Course lot in Con Can Country Club! 1⁄2 acre prime residential site on golf course and nightly rentals allowed. Wont last long at $49,950. CON CAN RANCH 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home on 36.67 acres. Located in back of ranch adjoining a large ranch. Ideal hunting property in great location. $71,900 FAIRVIEW RANCH Nearly 20 acres with 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home and 2 bdrm 2 bth cabin., large metal building. Turn key living and hunting. Call for details. FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covered porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, price reduced to $160,000. PRICE REDUCED 3 bedroom 3 bth home on river front lot in Frio Pecan Farm. Like new condition with huge deck overlooking the river. Great income potential. Price reduced to $335,000. This property is a great income producer. FRIO RIVER PLACE Beautiful 1.93 acre building site, heavily wooded. Quiet location. $109,500. FRIO RIVER RANCH A beautiful hill country home sitting on the bank of the Frio River. Three bedrooms with 2 1⁄2 baths, high ceilings, open floor plan. All this plus a detached 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with approximately 148 feet of frontage along the east bank of the river. Close to town, yet private. Great income potential, only $469,900. FRIO RIVER RANCH River front home on 2.2 acres. Good swimming hole. Three bedroom 2 bath home with 179 feet of river frontage. Nightly rental potential. $279,500. FRIO TERRITORY This five acre building site on the

Frio River is waiting for you. Huge cypress trees line this blue water hole that is teeming with fish. Fronts on Highway 83 and the Frio River, private, yet close to town. Good restrictions, beautiful building site overlooking the river. $329,000 OAKMONT VILLAGE 2.21 acres of heavily wooded building site located just of FM 1120. $49,000 RANCHO REAL Secluded 15 acres with hunting cabin. 4 wheel drive required. $47,000 RANCHO REAL River frontage with 22 1⁄2 acres for only $70,000. RANCHO REAL The perfect hunting tract. 36.7 acres adjoining a large ranch. $64,000. RIVERTREE Beautiful residential building sites ranging in price from $99,900 to $109,950. SHADOW VALLEY Prime residential tract with city water and river access. 1.9 acres for only $52,500. SPICEWOOD SPRINGS Riverfront home on 3.7 acres in Spicewood Springs. Access to over a mile of Frio River. Four bedroom, three bath, 2 story home sitting on bank of river with a wraparound porch. $429,500. SPRING HILL-.3.2 acres. Beautiful lot in a gated subdv, city wtr, O.F. terms 10% Dn,7.9% for 15 yrs: List Price $64,500 SPRING HILL 3.52 acres with a beautiful view overlooking Leakey. City water, Price reduced to $69,500 THE RIDGE-Experience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ private access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/BBQ pavilion. Underground utilities, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This restricted subdivision offers great building sites for your dream home, retirement or vacation get-away. B&B allowed so take advantage of this new development. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Check out our website for current sales! Prices start $87,500 THE RIDGE New construction, 3 bedroom 3 bth, with 2 fireplaces and outdoor kitchen, walking distance to river. Nestled under huge live oaks. Call for a showing today TWIN FORKS Two tree covered lots in good location with owner financing available. $32,500 for one, or both for $59,900. TWIN FORKS Like new double wide in Twin Forks, 3 bedroom 2 bth with approx. 1,848 sf, 2 carport, stg building, huge covered deck to enjoy your coffee. Only $99,500. Call today for a showing. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. 5 income producing cabins on approx. 7 acres with room for more! $375,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Now you can enjoy your own rodeo arena. Located just north of Leakey, complete with bleachers, snack bar, restrooms, and plenty of room for additional buildings or possible dance floor. Over 7 acres of land and improvements with owner financing available. This is a great investment at $225,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. Turn key restaurant available on Highway 83. Ready to go. Price reduced to $145,000. Call for details.

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

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Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM 830.279.5973 830.988.FRIO (3746) Land & Ranch Realty, LLC Office located 1/2 mile east of the Frio River on Texas 127 in Concan, Texas

NEW LISTING: .4 of an acre, mobiles and rv’s allowed, access to central water and gorgeous Frio River! $27,000. NEW LISTINGS: Two one acre tracts of land, good views, city water, paved road frontage. $25,000. each NEW LISTING: .7 of an acre with fully equipped and furnished restaurant. Highway 83 frontage with good visibility! Priced to sell at $139,000. NEW LISTING: 1 acre south of Leakey on corner lot with large trees, city water, well, electricity, septic and outbuilding on slab. All ready to go! $49,000. NEW LISTING: Large 3BR/2B home on 20 beautiful acres of rolling terrain, large trees and seasonal creek. City water and wells, two cabins, rv shed, carport and large barn with electricity. $350,000. NEW LISTING: 2 acres with historic church and 3BR/1B mobile home. Beautiful grounds, backing up to larger acreage with good views and situated between two popular river crossings, this property has potential! $150,000. NEW LISTING: 2 city lots totaling almost one acre on the north side of town with availability of city water, highway frontage, cleared of all cedar exposing beautiful oaks, and corners on three roads. $29,000. 5.6 acres just a couple of miles east of Leakey on corner lot, with comfortable cabin, city water, well, cargo box, BBQ pit, no restrictions, no HOA, access to Frio River. $175,000. 75 stunning acres with gorgeous 3BR/3B “barndominium”, bunk house, rv shed, well, city water, and breath-taking long views! Tastefully and beautifully furnished! Many extras you just have to see this one! $625,000. 1BR/1B home on 2.2 acres with gorgeous views, under fence, completely and beautifully furnished! $129,000.

1 acre, completely fenced, fruit trees, shed, energy efficient 2BR/1B home, long views, wrap-a-round deck, comes tastefully furnished! $195,000. COMMERCIAL BUILDING DOWNTOWN LEAKEY! Two story, with leased restaurant downstairs and offices upstairs! Offices space upstairs could be easily renovated to be living quarters! Move to Leakey and make a living! $315,000. 14.65 acres with incredible views from the 2BR/2B home, with sunroom, Wrap-a-round porch, city water, open floor plan with lots of privacy! $265,000. 4.9 acres on the Frio River, good elevated building sites, electricity close! REDUCED $85,000. 1BR/1B rock cabin on 29.95, well, elec, and septic, amazing views. $300,000. 3BR/2B home, 3 car garage, guest home, barn, workshop on 21 gorgeous acres! $499,000. SOLD! .4 of an acre with access to one mile Frio, all utilities. $25,000. 1.18 acres, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! All utilities in place, great views! $89,000. Cozy cabin on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $129,000. 1 acre near Garner, access to Frio River, water hookup available. $52,900. Two adjacent lots with access to the Frio River! $45,000. Each 8.09 acres, with well, mixed terrain $109,080. Adjacent 22.6 acres $203,400. Owner financing available! 50 acres, with Frio River, Bluff Creek , home and cabin, springs! REDUCED $549,000. SOLD!

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Wagons, Ho! ON SALE

A History of Real County, Texas, Wagons, Ho! is now on sale at the Real County Public Library. The Centennial Edition bearing the Centennial Logo sells for $95. Buyers may choose a packet of eight Centennial note cards or a 2014 Historical Calendar as a BONUS to their purchase. Books with the same bonus offer continue to be on sale at the Hill Country Herald office, downtown Leakey. Recognized as exceptional, this collection of stories of the pioneers of Real County makes a great gift for relatives or students of local history.

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