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January 16, 2013

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

INSIDE DRT Caddel-Smith Members Hold First Meeting on 2013 submitted by Kay Anderson

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Respiratory Etiquette is Key to Cold, Flu Prevention ............................ Page 11

Nueces Canyon Gypsy M/C Fundraiser By Lee Sweeten

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GRAND MOTHER Shared by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

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Schellhase Roots Stretch Far, Wide by Irene Van Winkle

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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

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The Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the McNelly Room of First State Bank of Uvalde. Seventeen members and three guests attended the first business meeting of 2013. Members traveled from Brackettville, Utopia, Barksdale, Uvalde, Camp Wood, Pearsall and Bandera. President Judy Burleson called the meeting to order, followed by an invocation by Chaplain Billie Jean Davis. The group recited the pledges to the United States

and Texas flags. The DRT objectives were ready by Beverly Langford. Guests Diana Moore Medina from Sabinal and Helen Adair from Camp Wood were introduced to the membership. Both ladies are prospective members in the CaddelSmith Chapter. After minutes and a financial report were read and approved, Mrs. Burleson reported on attendance at the Real County Centennial Prayer Breakfast on January 5, 2013, at the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Rio Frio, Texas. Eleven members and their five guests represented the Caddel-Smith Chapter; however, there were numerous other DRT members in attendance representing other community organizations. The kick-off event was enjoyed by all who attended. continued page 6


Real County Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on Monday January 14, 2013. The meeting was called to order by Real County Judge Garry Merritt. Merritt led the invocation; Mrs. Jones’ second grade class from Leakey ISD led the pledges to the United States and Texas flags. Minutes from the previous meeting were approved. Following discussion presented by Kathy Suttle, the Commissioners approved the vacate and resubdivision plat of Shadow Acres Lots 4 and 5. Con Mims and Tom Brown presented information on the Nueces River Authority Wastewater Project. Currently Real County holds a $225,000 grant for assistance with hookups. Merritt noted the grant requires the funds be spent

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by September of 2013. Brown advised extensions could be requested. Brown said the Texas Water Development Board has issued a new timeline for the project. The extended timeline is due to the inclusion of Twin Forks. Twin Forks was in the initial drawings but with the cost mounting was taken out. However, all of the involved parties recognized the need for them to be a part of the project. “With this new development, Twin Forks will come into the project in Phase II, said Brown.” The new completion date for the project has been moved to 2015. Brown told the court there will be six lift stations in the project and the estimated customer base is 575 customers. He told the court this project will be the largest in the state of Texas

when completed. He said there may be opportunities for the county to apply for innovative sources for energy, solar power to operate the plant. Following the review of the project status, Brown requested the court approved the dedication of property to straighten and widen Stanford Hollow Road, which is where the wastewater treatment plant will be located. Brown utilized an aerial photo to give the Commissioners a comprehension viewpoint of the road leading to the site for the wastewater project. Brown requested the Commissioners grant the project usage of additional property along Stanford Hollow Road.



Kara Whittenburg deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Kara works at Task Force Durable Troop Medical Clinic (pictured in front of) as a medic with the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. This division supports troop wellness and mission medical support. We in the Nueces, Sabinal and Frio Canyons in the heart of the Hill Country of Texas say “Thank You!” to Kara! If you are planning a trip pick up your T-shirt before you leave! Get yours for only $15 each, we have all sizes. Contact Willis Springfield at 830-232-5783 or come by the Hill Country Herald shop to get yours today. They also have coffee mugs, note cards and Christmas ornaments. Be sure to send in your picture to the Hill Country Herald! Have Fun out there and SPREAD THE WORD!

New Miss Nueces Canyon Crowned by Ben Cox

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New Members for Leakey City Council Council Passes New Ordinance Regarding Bill Payment by Julie Becker

The council then appointed and held swearing in ceremony for Bob Bowers. He will fill the unexpired term of Chisum. At the last council meeting they accepted the resignation of former council member Duane Wilson and appointed Jesse Rubio. Rubio had previously Pictured front row (l to r) Mayor Harry Schneemann, City Secretary Dee Dee Wally, Coun- been on the cil member Hugh Buchanan back row (l to r) Council members Bob Bowers, Carl Jensen council from and Ken Auld. Not pictured Jesse Rubio 1991 to 1995. Rubio was not A regular meeting of the to order by Mayor Harry present at this meeting. City Council of the City of Schneemann. First order Leakey was held on January of business was to accept continued page 6 14, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. at City former council member Hall. The meeting was called Scott Chisum’s resignation.

The Nueces Canyon Chamber of Commerce hosted the Miss Nueces Canyon and Christmas Pageant on Saturday, December 1 at 3 p.m. in Camp Wood. Meagan Prather was crowned the new Miss Nueces Canyon 2013 and Aspen Winston the First Runner Up. Meagan is the daughter of Vernon and Janis Prather of Camp Wood and Aspen is the daughter of Edmund and Shonda Winston of Barksdale. The pageant was under the direction of Randy Ward, Jr., Bambi Renfro and Jamie Hidalgo and sponsored by the Nueces Canyon Chamber of Commerce. In other categories for the

Christmas Pageant are: 0-12 mos.- Divisional winner Ziva Irwin; 1st alternate- Sylvia Wood -2nd alternate- Addison Ruiz; Alternate- Julius Anene; 31-48 Mos.- Divisional winner: Hanna Gomez; 1st alt. Gabriella Luce; 2nd alt. Braelynn Musquiz; 5-7 yrs. oldDivisonal Winner Camdyn Childs; 1st alt. Soraya De Leon; 8-10 yrs. old- Divisional Winner Maddison Williams; Little Miss Nueces Canyon Winner Mandie Carabajal; 1st alt. Landrie Williams. Congratulations to all contestants! Pictured: L to R: Miss NC 2012 Kelsie Rollison, Aspen Winston and Meagan Prather

It is time once again to be thinking about the wonderful young ladies that are in the Frio Canyon area who would be a good representative for the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce as Miss Frio River. Nomination forms are available at River Rags and Rhinestones, in Leakey and online at the Chamber website. The participating candidates will compete in a pageant at the annual Community Appreciation Banquet on April 13, 2013 at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment. It is always a fun and exciting evening and the girls are so great! Nominations are due by February 8, 2013, so honor a special lady by nominating her. Thanks in advance for making this event a success! Debbie Blalock and Kathy Hobbs, Co-Chairs

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140-day legislative Session Begins AUSTIN — The 83rd session of the Texas Legislature was called to order in the House and Senate on Jan. 8. State Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, was elected speaker of the House, setting in motion his third consecutive term as leader of the chamber and his fifth two-year term as a state representative. State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Simonton, nominated Straus, and was followed with seconding speeches given by Reps. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs; Rene Oliveira, D-Brownsville; Patricia Harless, R-Spring; Senfronia Thompson, DHouston, and John Otto, RDayton. After the vote, Straus was administered the oath of office by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, and then he spoke. Straus acknowledged the change in composition of the body, calling it “the largest class of new members in 40 years.” Forty-three of the 150 members

of the House are freshmen, while 96 are Republicans and 54 are Democrats. “Texas does not face a fiscal cliff, but we do face a demographic cliff,” Straus said. “Our rapid growth requires a steadfast commitment to the core responsibilities of government, such as a quality education, a reliable water supply, a healthy transportation system, and an honest state budget.” About education, Straus said, “Our priorities should begin where our future does: in public education. More than 5 million children are enrolled in our public schools, which is more than the total population of 29 states. More than three million of them are deemed economically disadvantaged, and almost one million of them speak limited English. The education of all our students will determine whether Texas is a land of prosperity or lost opportunities.” Last session, the Legislature

cut more than $5 billion from the education budget. Meanwhile, in the East Wing of the Capitol, the Senate, presided over by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, convened. Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, was elected president pro tempore, chosen by her peers to step in and preside whenever the lieutenant governor is away. She served Texas as a House member from 1990 to 1999 and has been a member of the Senate since 1999. Gov. Rick Perry addressed the body, focusing his comments on fiscal conservatism with a reminder that the Legislature pulled the state out of a multibillion-dollar deficit last session. “We chose the responsible path, the fiscally conservative path, and that path has led us here today,” Perry said. “We sat down, separated our wants from our needs, prioritized, and tightened our belts, wherever necessary, and

Real County Commissioners Court Upon discovering the road varied in width from 28 to 42 feet in some places to a consistent 60 foot right of way. Commissioners Rubio questioned Brown regarding the phone lines, as Brown had already gone over the location and relocation of the power lines to facilitate the widening of the road. Brown said he had not addressed that issue, but did not see a problem with the phone lines. However, the court did not take the matter so lightly and declined to accept the road dedication until the phone line issue had been resolved. Merritt told Brown he would provide him with the necessary documentation and the item would be placed on the next month agenda. Willis Springfield appeared before the court to review the Centennial Celebration. He reviewed the process that has been completed and related to the court that it was no easy task, to publish the Centennial Edition “Wagons Ho” history book of Real County. He said the Historical Marker will be unveiled at the April 6, 2013 celebration on the courthouse square. He told the court for the last ten months the Centennial Celebration has been featured in the County Progress magazine. He reminded the court that a time capsule will be buried in Camp Wood and it will contain copies of the magazines. The presented the Commissioners will copies of the Hill Country Herald that held the write-up on

the most recent event, the Kickoff Breakfast. He thanked the court for the generous donation made to the celebration. Willis reviewed the upcoming events especially focusing on the first weekend in April. Merritt noted this is the date closest to the original establishment date for Real County, so it is truly “The Birthday Party.” The day will include many activities, quilt show, Mohair design show, golf tournament, marker unveiling, BBQ dinner, Street dance, just to name a few. The court reviewed the current members of the Real County Historical Commission and approved some changes. The court approved a resolution authorizing participation in Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, for a grant to update cameras in the Sheriff’s Office vehicles. The court recognized the second consecutive Texas Comptroller’s Gold Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency awarded to Real County. The Court recognized appointment of JD Martinez as the new Emergency Management Coordinator. Martinez is a former Real County Sheriff’s Deputy. The court, after some discussion, declined to renew the burn ban. This means the burn ban is no longer in effect, but the Commissioners cautioned citizens to be extremely careful while burning. Merritt and Real County Attorney, Bobby Jack Rushing, reviewed

wherever possible. Far from the catastrophe many predicted for us at the time, that approach helped our economy improve more quickly, and more profoundly, than many had expected.” Then Perry cautioned the Senate not to look at the state’s new, healthier, revenue estimate and be tempted to spend freely. Combs estimates revenue Here’s what Gov. Perry was cautioning about, and what lawmakers are looking to as the potential fix for a lot of problems. Texas Comptroller Susan

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the new development in the Bethel Standley litigation. Merritt said with fees and interest the total amount due on the judgment was between $95,000 and $100,000. He said after the judgment was rendered Standley secured a divorce in Edwards County and filed for bankruptcy. He said Standley listed almost no assets in the bankruptcy filing and those listed assets were exempt property. Rushing said a judicial lien has been attached to some of Standley’s property. Commissioner Buckner questioned the feasibility of continuing the pursuit of reimbursement, as spending more of the taxpayer’s money, but Rushing said there is a strong likelihood the court will sell some of the property to satisfy the judgment to Real County. Commissioners approved an order relating to on-site sewage facilities and the financial report for the Emergency Service District. Commissioners recognized Commissioners Bryan Shackelford and Gene Buckner for completion of Education Training. Commissioners approved installation, conversion and reindexing of property records with Commissioners updated the employee manual regarding harassment. After the approval of budget items, payment of bills, Treasurer’s report and monthly reports review, the court was adjourned.

Perry Addresses 83rd Legislature:

Fiscally Conservative Policies Lead to a Strong Texas

Gov. Rick Perry urged Texas lawmakers to remain faithful to the conservative fiscal principles that have kept the Texas economy strong, allowed for tremendous job growth, and helped the state weather the national economic

recession. On the heels of a strong revenue estimate, the governor urged lawmakers to take a hard look at providing tax relief. He addressed both the Senate and House of Representatives on the opening day of the 83rd Legislative Session.

“Two years ago we chose a fiscally conservative path that has led us here today by prioritizing and tightening our belts. This session is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the policies that have made Texas economically strong in the first place,”



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said Gov. Perry. “When people keep more of their own money it’s better for them, it’s better for their families, and it’s better for the state. It’s time to take a hard look at providing tax relief.” The governor outlined priorities for the session, which include ensuring Texas’ infrastructure continues to support our growing population and economic demands, an accountable education system that produces a skilled workforce and conservative budget priorities outlined in the Texas Budget Compact: •Practice Truth in Budgeting •Support a Constitutional limit of spending to the growth of population and inflation •Oppose any new taxes or tax increases, and make the small business tax exemption permanent •Preserve a strong Rainy Day Fund •Cut unnecessary and duplicative government programs and agencies.

Combs on Jan. 7 released the state’s biennial revenue estimate, projecting $101.4 billion available for generalpurpose spending during the state’s 2014-15 fiscal biennium. “Texas experienced a very strong rebound from a severe recession,” Combs said in prepared remarks. “The state’s robust economic recovery led to better-thanexpected revenue collections in major taxes such as the sales tax, oil and natural gas production taxes and motor vehicle sales taxes. The outlook for both the economy and state revenue is for continuing expansion as the fast-growth of the economic recovery gives way to moderate, sustained growth.” Combs said about $3.6 billion would be set aside for future transfers to the $8 billion Rainy Day Fund. The Texas economy, in inflation-adjusted terms, is projected to increase by 3.4 percent in fiscal 2013, another 3.4 percent in fiscal 2014 and 3.9 percent in fiscal 2015. The state’s unemployment rate,

which reached 8.2 percent during the recession, is expected to continue slowly dropping and average 6 percent during 2015, Combs said. Bills address water issues State Rep. Allan Ritter, RNederland, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, on Jan. 10 filed H.B. 4 and H.B. 11, legislation “designed to help ensure Texas will meet its future water needs,” he said. To pay for what the bills propose, “I would make a one-time allocation of $2 billion from the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund, often referred to as the Rainy Day Fund, to capitalize a new, dedicated revolving fund for use in financing water projects in the State Water Plan,” Ritter said. “It is vital for the future of Texas that a dedicated source of revenue be established for funding the State Water Plan,” Ritter added. “Our economy depends on it, our communities depend on it, and ultimately, our daily lives depend on it.”


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Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 Property 002 : Rocksprings area. Gently rolling topography, small hunting cabin, elec close. $54,000 PENDING!!! Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 NEW Property 007: 130 acs. On Bear Creek in Concan. No restrictions. Off CR349. $15,227.31 per acre POSSIBLE OWNER TERMS Property 008: Old Town Uvalde! 823 N. Getty St. Charming 2/2 home w/2 guest houses. Fully leased! $268,000 Property 009 : 134 acs. RR337 West frontage. Great for hunting. Elec. meter. Views. Will divide into 84 and 50 ac. $369,930 Property 010-011: Adjacent cabins in Frio Pecan Farms. 2BR/2BA. Tons of amenities and income producing. $190,000 each NEW Property 013 : 417 Oriole Ave. Valley Ranch. All brick 3/2 open floorplan w/workshop. 2.24 acs. Attached 2C garage. $199,000 Property 015: Heavily treed 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. Water meter in place, elec & phone run across front of lot. $60,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 016: 21 acs. Hwy.1050. No restrictions & lg. neighbors. Nice topography and views! $146,979 NEW Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $579,000 Property 018 : HUNTING! 31+ ACS. Blinds, feeders and travel trailer! Remote but good access. REDUCED $74,900 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! 6+ acs. 3BR/3.5BA + Apt. Fishing pond, huge barn, rock patios! $699,000 REDUCED! POSSIBLE O.F. Property 020: 31+ acs. NO RESTRICTIONS. Hwy. 1050frontage. Unique cabin & guest house. Water well, views, fenced. $349,000 Property 021: Kickapoo Valley Ranch. 237 to 585 acs. Super hunting & large neighbors. $1050 to $1300 per acre Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED NEW Property 023: Cute log cabin on 7+/acs. Deer Creek Estates. On a seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $140,000 NEW Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $119,000 Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system& elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 3 acs. In Concan fronting Hwy.

127. Just past Neal’s& Frio River. Great Commercial location! $225,000 Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development$7,000 per ac. REDUCED Property 036: Riverfront lot w/water & electric. Huge cypress and oak trees. Very nice! 1.78 acs. $159,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 037: 5.3 ac. in Deer Creek. HUGE oak trees and views. Great area. All useable land. $64,500 NEW Property 038: Cozy 2/2 log cabin in Frio Pecan Farm. Managed rentals. Investment property. $175,000 Property 039: 3/2.5 hill country home. Gorgeous flat lot w/oaks & river access. Premier Concan builder. $299,000 PENDING!! Property 040: Beautiful rock home. Unique details. River Park. 1620 sq. ft. on 1.24 acs. HUGE trees. Outdoor fp. $259,900 REDUCED Property 041: 25 acs. Hunting property w/well & electricity. Frontage on Hwy. 41. Great location. $95,000 Property 042: 1+ac. lot w/Septic, meter loop & water well. Easy restrictions & no HOA. Perfect for RV. River Access. $48,000 PENDING Property 043: 10+ acs. AG EXEMPT! Great homesite. Small tank site, meter pole, RR337 & County Rd. frontage. $105,000 Property 044-046 : Canyon Oaks/Concan lots. River access, elec./ water available. 1ac. to 9+ acs.!!! $42,500 to $85,000 NEW Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 Property 049: 10+ acs. Near Reagan Wells. Elec.& Water available. river access and other amenities. $150,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 050:River access lot w/huge trees! All utilities. Frio River Place. Just steps from the Frio! Owner/Agent $86,000 NEW Property 052: Huge 3/2 Triple wide on beautiful, shady 1.52 acs. Garage + sunroom. Close to town. City water AND well. $99,000 NEW Property 053: 7+ acs. Frio frontage w/large 4/2 DW plus nice barn. $299,000 Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 060, 063: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lots 5-8 ACS.w/Frio Access. $130-165K Property 061: Cute brick house in Leakey. 170 Pecan Drive. Close to everything. On 2 lots w/guest house. $115,000 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED Property 067: 89+ acs. Hwy. frontage, near Garner. Partial high fence. Addtl. acreage available. $429,000OWNER TERMS Property 068: 89+ acs. Adjacent to #67 above. Gorgeous land w/great topography. $429,000 OWNER TERMS Property 069: 14.9 acs. Hwy. 2748 frontage in Uvalde Co. Just gorgeous. Great homesite. Additional acreage avail. $115,000 OWNER TERMS Property 070: 18.74 acs. Real County. 2/3rds high fenced. Additional acreage available. $115,000 OWNER TERMS

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report January 6, 2013 - January 12, 2013

January 6 - January 12, 2013 Roberts, Dustin Ray, 23 W/M, A/O Carr Asslt Family Violence/violation Pretrial Criminal Mischief 1/9/2012 Housed Frazier,jarrett Dale 26 W/m Martinez Bond Forfeiture Dwi Bac >=0.15 1/11/2012 Housed

1/6/2012 @ - 1228 responded to the 200 block of East 3rd street in Leakey for a report of Trespassing 1/8/2012 @ - 1048 responded to the 100 block of West 2nd Street for a report of a burglary of a building - 1437 responded to a motor vehicle accident on US Hwy 83 north 1/9/2013 @ - 1538 responded to a motor vehicle accident on US Hwy 83 north

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


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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 • Scott Chisum • Duane Wilson Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Ben Cox Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 Aldermen: Curtis Wilson • 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

From the desk of The Buckhorn Bar & Grill To the good people of the Frio, Hi! I’m the Buckhorn Bar & Grill. I’m about 3 miles South of Leakey on Highway 83. I was purchased about 3 or 4 months ago by a “real” good guy named Doug Shearer. In fact, he also owns and operates Parkview Riverside RV Park, so my owner is a good business citizen in the canyon area. Doug is a busy guy at the campground so he decided to hire a General Manager. The General Manager’s name is

HILL COUNTRY HERALD 157 US Hwy. 83 South P.O. Box 822 Leakey, Texas 78873 (830) 232-6294 (830) 433-1424 Published Each Wednesday Julie Becker/Editor/Publisher Billie Franklin,

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Job Title: General Transportation Tech I Job Number: 019021 Location: 913 N. US 83 – Leakey, TX Closes : 1/23/2013 at 5:00 p.m. Salary: $2470.00 per month Entry level – no experience required. Must obtain Class A CDL with N endorsement within 60 days if hired. Must be able to report for duty for emergency conditions within 45 minutes of notification. Work hours are Mon-Thurs 7:00 – 5:30. Applicants must submit a paper application found on our web site or at any TxDOT office or apply using the online system: For additional information or to request an accommodation in order to apply for the above job, please contact Human Resources at 4502 Knickerbocker Rd. San AngeloTX 76904 or call 325/944-1501. An Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Letters to the editor on matters of public interest are welcome. Letters should be no more than 300 words and must be signed with a phone number. Deadline is Monday, 5 p.m. Letters are subject to editing for length and focus. Send letters to the Hill Country Herald, P.O. Box 822, Leakey, Texas, 78873 or email to Letters to the Editor published in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication on any subject. We do not print anonymous letters. ©2011 The Hill Country Herald All rights reserved . No part of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the owners. Hill Country Herald participates in newspaper recycling at South Texas Press, Hondo Texas. Member

On December 28, 2012, Radio Cactus, Ltd. applied to the Federal Communications Commission for consent to assign radio station KBLT(FM), Channel 282A, 104.3 MHz, Leakey, Texas, to Radio Dalhart, Inc. (RDI). Radio Cactus, Ltd. is a Texas Limited Partnership. Its sole General Partner is Furr Investments Holding, Inc. Paula Furr and the Estate of John Furr are its Limited Partners. RDI is a Texas Corporation. George Chambers is its sole Shareholder and Director. He and his wife, Bonnie Chambers, are its officers. A copy of the application and related materials are available for public inspection at KBLT’s main studio, 424 North Highway 83, in Leakey, Texas.

Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Speaker Straus Focus on Guiding Principles for 83rd Legislative Session Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus met to discuss priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session, primarily their commitment to budget transparency and the conservative fiscal policies that have made Texas a national leader in job creation and prosperity. They also reiterated their focus on working with the Legislature to address the growing demands on our state’s infrastructure, strengthen education for our skilled workforce, and provide tax relief for Texans. “The lieutenant governor, speaker and I are united in our vision and goals for this session, and we’ll work together to produce a transparent, fiscally-conservative budget

Ty Beard. Ty has a business background and has owned and operated his own bar and grill in another state before moving to Texas. Anyway getting to my point, this GM rallied the troops (the Buckhorn staff and some friends of the Buckhorn) and cleaned me up and fixed me all up on the inside. They even built me a brand new stainless kitchen. I’m feeling so much better! I have a brand new image! That new kitchen will open hopefully on Friday, January 18th when a country music star named Doug Stone is going to perform on my newly remodeled stage. I’m even serving mixed drinks that are


1/11/2013 @ - 618 responded to the 400 block of Flagger Ranch Road for a residen�al alarm - 2258 responded to US Hwy 83 south for a report of a drunk driver 1/12/2013 @ - 1738 responded to Bruce Lane for report of a person trespassing - 2102 responded to Hwy 83 North for report of a runaway

that meets the needs of Texans and restrains spending,” Gov. Perry said. “In Texas, we know that money does the most good in the hands of those who earned it. By sticking to the conservative fiscal policies that have made Texas a beacon for job creation and business growth, we will continue to enable employers of all sizes to succeed.” “I’m committed to keeping Texas fiscally and politically the complete opposite of Washington. I want to protect our freedom and liberty, keeping spending low and balancing our budget without raising taxes,” Lt. Gov. Dewhurst said. “Texas’ business and fiscal condition are number one, but to stay on top is harder than getting to the top.

legal to my beer/wine license. I’d like to invite you to come see me and meet me, the new Buckhorn Bar & Grill. If you can’t come to see Doug Stone then Saturday the 19th I’m having The Rough River Band and they are great too! Most of all just come by and see what they’ve done to me and have a cold beer and a sandwich anytime. My hours are 3p.m. to 12 midnight Sunday thru Friday and 3p.m. to 1a.m. Saturday. I’m going to keep my grill hot till 11p.m. daily for you all. Well, sorry I had so much to say but this is big stuff to me. I feel good, got a great staff, and people like me a lot when they visit me! Come see me! Love, The Buckhorn Bar & Grill



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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Olympic Experience ~ Part 7

by Robbi Munsinger

Leakey ISD 5th Grade FUN! By Jennifer Pigg

The Leakey 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders kicked off the New Year with their REP Party on Friday, January 4, 2013. REP parties are hosted after each six weeks to reward students for taking responsibility of their own behavior and homework. Points are earned each school day and at the end of each six weeks students who earn enough points receive a small group

followed by checker tournaments and watercolor painting. Wow! We have some artist in the making. It is always such a pleasure to reward the wonderful behavior, positive attitudes, and responsible students. And, there are always so many. Keep it up kiddos and let’s aim for 100% these six weeks.

party. For the 3rd six weeks of school, the teachers hosted an ice cream float party in the cafeteria

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The students in room 1404 have started the new year with a “joyous journey all across the land.” As you may have already guessed, our focus this week from G is for Gold Medal An Olympics Alphabet by Brad Herzog is on letter “J”. This joyous journey is referring to the torch relay which is one of the most inspiring elements of any Olympic Game. Did you

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The Lady Eagles improved their season record to 14-6, 3-0 in district play with a 61-28 win over D’Hanis Friday night. This was by far the best shooting night we have ever had since I have been in Leakey. We shot 67% from the field, 64% from the three point line. We shot 9-14 from the three point line which is just great shooting. Joanie Eliott made 4-6 from the three, Brianna Rubio 3-


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4, Mackenzie Wade 1-2, and Johana Carrizales 1-1. I would be so happy if we can do that the rest of the year. Joanie finished with 15 points, Brianna had 13 points and Sarah Reagor added 15 points. Sarah had a great shooting night hitting 7-7 from the field. Our first quarter in the last three ball games has been great. We led 18-2 at the end of the first quarter, playing some really good man-to-man

multiplication. However, we are now beginning to multiply two digit by one digit numbers. After we have completed that chapter, we will be learning about division. It is so important that the students have memorized the basic multiplication facts through twelve. We have been working on this in class, but they should be practicing at home as well.

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aggressive defense. Both of those players bring a lot of energy and intensity to the floor. We now play Utopia at home Tuesday night before going on the road for five road games in a row. We have done what we needed to do by winning our home games, now we need to go on the road and play even harder to get some much needed road wins.


by Amanda Phillips

It’s hard to believe that we have already completed just over half of the school year. I hope that everyone had a joyous and restful Christmas holiday. I think we all needed the rest because we had such a busy and productive first semester. There are many great things to look forward to this semester as well. During science class we have been studying about the states and properties of matter. We just completed an experiment in which we learned about the evaporation rates of different liquids. I think we all learned something and it was fun. I have several more experiments and labs planned in the coming weeks. The target skill of our math lessons continues to be

defense. I like the way we are playing defense in our last three games. Our man defense is creating good pressure and opponents are having to work very hard to get good shots.We led at half 34-11 and came out the third quarter and continued with the defense and out scored D’Hanis 17-4. Miranda Richter came in and gave us some good rebounding and Hayley Bates added some really good

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NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Medina Tuesday, January 8th, the Prowling Panthers took a soggy, slippery trip through the hills to Medina for their second District contest. The J.V. Girls had the late tip-off first. N.C. jumped out to the early lead fueled by Selena DeLeon who hit a three and another outside shot. The Panthers tried to push the ball to quicken the pace and put the Bobcats under pressure in the backcourt. At the end of one, N.C. led 13 - 4. But in the second quarter, Medina used their height to put up 12 points. The Panthers became too lax

on defense in the high post area, and they paid the price. Even still, N.C. maintained control of the momentum and the game was never in any real danger. Priscilla Gonzales was able to work for looks inside the paint. She led all Canyons’ scoring with 9, and the N.C. guards had well-rounded scoring to keep Medina at a distance. Malerie Gomez was good for 6 points, Emily Carnes finished with 4, Alyssa Threadgill sunk a running lay-up and finished the threepoint-play, Natalie Vargulish

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returned from injury for her first game back to drain a three-pointer, and April Amine battled the boards for a deuce. When the final buzzer sounded, N.C. rebounded from their first District game with a 32 - 17 victory. Next up was the Varsity. The Panthers got off to a quick start much like their J.V. teammates only allowing one bucket from their opponent in the first quarter. Big Blue’s defense was the catalyst for gaining their first 16 points. The Panther’s full-court press

caused the Bobcats problems early. However in the second quarter, the Panthers suffered some of their own problems of getting into offensive lulls. N.C. could only muster 7 points right before halftime. Then in the third quarter, the Panthers bounced back. Kyra Sifuentes sparked her team with three of her 5 three pointers on the night to lead all scorers with 17 big ones, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. N.C.’s posts also had a strong night. Abbey Falcon began to find her aggression on offense by

NCHS Girls Basketball vs. Centerpoint Friday, January 11th, the Prowling Panthers hosted the Center Point Pirates where the home crowd was treated with the beginning of boys district play and two sorely needed victories from the girls. J.V. Girls opened the action with a struggle. N.C. could never really get in the game for the entire first half. The Panthers could only muster two points for all of the first quarter and most of the second. Their scoring woes reflected on the Panthers’ defense as well. N.C. seemed to be moving in slow

motion as the Lady Pirates outscrapped the N.C. Scrappers. The very stout C.P. team out-rebounded, out-hustled, and out-shot the Panthers for one of the most dismal halves of Panther Basketball all season. Finally, rallied by Selena DeLeon, the Panthers began to show signs of life. DeLeon sunk a three pointer that seemed to give N.C. a shot of energy, and if nothing else, something good to cheer about. Other players in blue began to drop a bucket here and there for a slight sprinkling

to break the shooting drought. At half, the Canyon strangely found themselves ahead 10 -8, but still had to fight for some real rhythm. In the second half, only slightly, but enough to do the trick, the Panthers out-scored Center Point for each quarter and won ugly, 26 - 21. Priscilla Gonzales led all scorers with 10 points, and the Panthers were more than happy to record the victory. Next up was the Varsity. Big Blue controlled the tip and the bulk of the game. As has seemed to be becoming a habit,

Nueces Canyon Boys Basketball News By Coach Jesse Rubio

The Jr. High basketball team resumed action in 2012 with a road trip last Monday, January 7th, 2013 to Utopia. The boys would be victorious and post a 48 to 42 win after racing out to an early twenty point lead. All players saw action in the contest and the next game will have been played against Leakey as of press time. The high school JV and Varsity teams travelled to Brackettville and Sonora before school resumed in 2013. The JV team would fall to Brackettville by 14 and they would be victorious over Sonora by 20.

The varsity would drop two in a row on the road as they were unable to find any offensive rhythm. The saw would be the result after school resumed on Tuesday, January 8th when Rocksprings would capture a 40 to 52 win over the Panthers. District action would start last Friday, January 11th, 2012 when the teams played host to Centerpoint. The visiting Pirates would start out fast and furious in the JV game and see an early 9 to 9 tie after one quarter turn into a double digit deficit that the young Panthers could not

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Panthers notched 55 points and their second District win under their belt. Other scorers for Big Blue were: Siera Edwards with 8 hustle points, Alyssa Ramirez with 4 points staying perfect from the foul line and helping her team shoot a good 76% from the charity stripe, Hailey Luce chipped in a bucket and 6 assists, and Nevah Navarro drove in for 2. Danielle Irwin, Ashley Harmon, Jennifer Huddleston, and Jaron Falcon rounded out the action with good effort.

defensive side, an ailing Kyra Sifuentes still mustered enough energy to lead the Panther’s in steals, snatching 7 to go with 4 points on the evening. At the end of the first half, the Panthers led C.P. 35 - 12. In the second half, N.C. did not miss a beat. They scored their largest quarter in the third with 22 points. Most of those points came from the Panther’s bench, as the scoring was quite well-rounded for the Canyon. Other bucket-droppers were: Alyssa Ramirez who had an all-around game with 9 points,

7 assists, and 4 steals; Danielle Irwin who showed real flashes of reaching her potential with 8 points and an impressive game; reserve posts, Ashley Harmon and Jennifer Huddleston, showed their fire and flare finishing with 6 points and 6 rebounds for Huddleston; and Nevah Navarro and Jaron Falcon grabbed some quality minutes to end the game with 2 apiece. At the end of regulation, N.C. grabbed their third District victory 67 - 27.

by Coach Brandy Sweeten

N.C. suffered an early lull in the first quarter, but quickly regained their footing from their defensive efforts. After their hiccup, the Panthers found their fast break shoes again and hit Hailey Luce in transition for 10 points. Luce also did a nice job of running Big Blue’s offense in aggressive fashion. Thus, N.C.’s inside game heated up against the Pirate’s man defense. Nikki Milliorn hit 8 points for the evening, while partner, Abbey Falcon led all scorers with 12 points and 4 dandy assists. On N.C’s

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recover from. The varsity would also fall 52 to 63 to Centerpoint whom connected on 5 three points in the second quarter to push to a double digit lead. The Panthers would play hard on defense but the offensive woes would negate any comeback. As of press time the Panthers will have traveled to Mason to take on the Punchers in the second district game of the season. Best of Luck to the Panthers and coaches as district action is beginning to heat up.

Nueces Canyon Powerlifting Meet Congratulations to the Panther and Lady Panther Powerlifting Teams for their great performances at the Nueces Canyon Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, January 12th. Both the boys and the girls team finished 2nd in their

heating up the paint with quick attacks on the rim. Falcon finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds. The Panther’s other “Twin Tower�, Nikki Milliorn worked hard on both sides of the ball to finish with 8 points and 10 rebounds. The Panthers had their largest quarter with 20 points, and all but closed the door on any sort of Medina comeback that could have been brewing. N.C. finished out the game with descent clock management and stingy defense holding their opponent to 28 points for the night. The

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university or a military branch and are looking forward to the opportunities a good education and career offer. The students would like to thank Mr. Rick Howard, Superintendent of NCCISD, for being their interviewer! Pictured from left to right are: Caleb Evans, Nevah Navarro, Kyra Sifuentes, Victoria Williams, Jacob Hicks, Logan Adair, Abbey Falcon, Kelsie Rollison, Kara Sifuentes and Ryan Parks

NC Robotics at Area Competition On Saturday, January12th, two Robotics Teams from Nueces Canyon traveled to San Angelo to compete in the Texas Computer Education Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Area Robotics Competition. The Region 15 Education Service Center again graciously allowed the robotic invasion of students, coaches, parents, and robots. Students competed in Arena

and Inventions events that are broken into two age levels. Unfortunately, this year neither team for the Canyon placed high enough in the standings to earn a place in the State Competition. Teams from Nueces Canyon: The Manhattan Project: Kyra Sifuentes, Nevah Navarro, Troy Dalton, and Jacob Hicks Double ITC: Bailey Gober and Jose Gonzales

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come and learn how you can help children, who often think that the abuse they are suffering from is their fault and not to report it is best. Children don’t want to be abused and often think abuse is the norm. Family and friend are welcome to the meeting. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact First Baptist Church at 988-2344 or the Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center at 4265554 or visit the web site at . Beans and Cornbread Supper Mark your calendars for February 8 2013, from 5 to 7 pm. The Central Christian will host their All-You-Can-Eat Beans and Cornbread supper. Presale tickets are available from any church member. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and under 6 eat free.

Davis Benefit

The dance and raffle benefit which was held Saturday evening at Veteran’s Memorial Live Oak Park under the

pavilion was deemed a success. Over 100 people came, all in support of Casey Davis a 13 year old of Utopian who has been diagnosed with Papallary Thyroid Cancer. The funds are to offset the cost of treatment for her upcoming surgery. Rough River Band paid some awesome music and everyone had a great time.

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Also noted was the recent November luncheon celebrating the chapter’s 35th anniversary where eight charter members were honored. Attending the luncheon were the chapter’s first president Mary Woodward and the member who traveled the farthest, Bettye Hussey from Chesapeake, Virginia. Among the chapter’s present business is the Texas History essay contest for fourth and seventh grade students. These essay entries will be picked up

from participating schools at the end of this month. Member Patsy Keelin reported that two previous essay participants from Utopia received writing honors at the recent district UIL ready writing contest, placing first and second. The program for this meeting was provided by Randy Tweedy, husband to 1st Vice President, Sharon Tweedy. Randy’s historical interest is in the military, but he provided a lively talk on his

wife’s genealogy. Her family has been traced back to 853 England whereas Danish Viking Raiders supported William the Conqueror and received lands for their service. The family line migrated to the United States avoiding the Wars of the Roses by settling in Effington County Georgia. The John Yarbrough family received a land grant for participation in the Revolutionary War. The family grew and began moving west until John Swanson

Yarbrough and his three sons came to Texas and joined Captain Hayden’s Nacogdoches Company and found themselves in the Republic’s War at the Battle of San Jacinto. The three received land grants for their service. The next DRT meeting will be February 14 in Uvalde. The meeting adjourned and all who could had lunch at Los Alamos Restaurant.

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Council member Hugh Buchanan has been on the council since 1999; council member Carl Jensen has been on the council since 2005; council member Ken Auld has been on the council the longest, since 1987. New Mayor Harry Schneemann took office in 2012. The council approved the Minutes and Operating Statements and approved payment of monthly bills.

The council has worked for the last year to assist city customers to become current with their water and garbage bills. They discussed and adopted a new all inclusive Utility Ordinance. The ordiance states bill cards will be mailed by the 5th day of each month. Bills will reflect previous and current meter readings. Charges are calculated by volume of water and sewer usage. Also

to include garbage, taxes and surcharges. Payment shall be received by the city on or before the 15th day of the billing month. Payments not received by the city on or before the 15th day of the month will be considered late and a 10% late fee will be applied. An account is considered deliquent on the 25th of the month and is subject to disconnection without further notice, except if the 25th falls

on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday, service will be disconnected the following business day in accordance with this ordinance. In other business the council approved the 2011 Financial Audit Report and also approved engaging the current CPA, Ede and Company to perform the city’s 2012 financial audit. With no further business the meeting was adjourned.

The New Year Welcomes A New Generation Of Inspiration (BPT) - In 2012, the world watched as women made historic gains in everything from Congress, with an all-time high of 20 women in the U.S. Senate - to the field, where they’ve won 100 total gold medals at the Olympics. In 2013, moves us to reflect on the important advances made by women in years past to inspire the path forward. Presented by Simple facial skincare and created in partnership with AOL and PBS, MAKERS is a multiplatform video experience that celebrates trailblazing women by sharing their compelling stories. These stories, featured on, showcase a unique variety of women - from high profile game-changers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice - to six local heroes from across the country who have been recognized as Next MAKERS for their inspiring work across technology, education, mental health and more. The Next MAKERS, including Reshma Saujani (New York), Emily May (New York), Anna Rodriguez (Tampa Bay, Fla.), Col. Jill Chambers (Washington, D.C.), Olivia Joy Stinson (Charlotte, N.C.)

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PLUMBING PROBLEMS? by Irene Van Winkle

The Schellhase family has been documented in Kerr and Kendall very nice to me. She would come to the field where I was working and counties from early pioneer days up to the present, and they have shaped bring me cool water and lunch that I enjoyed very much.” and preserved the history of the Hill Country from the beginning. Their Ed eventually obtained a mule team and wagon and began freighting just family roots stretch far and wide, and encompass liaisons with many as the Civil War heated up. When Ed, who feared Confederate violence dozens of other lines, both old and new. after the massacre of 74 “bushwhackers” from Comfort, informed Fritz Laura Pfeiffer Rhodes, a member of several historical organizations in 1862 that he was fleeing to Mexico, Fritz took over the freighting. both in Kerr and Kendall counties, is just one of the descendants. Others, Gottfried, apparently, was suspected of being a Union Loyalist, but was such as Walter, Ernst and Warren Schellhase, along with Calvin Patrick still given a Confederate passport allowing him to travel freely. and Mildred Henley, to name a few, have collected many documents and The Battle of the Nueces, or Nueces Massacre, was a harrowing episode in photos of their family legacy. the conflict between the Confederate forces and Union sympathizers, and Among other narratives, Laura penned an entry for the first Schellhase remains controversial to this day. The opposition to men being conscripted ancestor in America in the recently-published collection of area stories, into the Confederate military was the fiercest in Texas, especially in the “Cypress Creek Album.” Hill Country. Similar situations had compelled the German immigrants There, she described how the to come to Texas in the early history leading to Texas first place. began in Gleine, East Prussia In Fritz’s version, on with Gottfried (1815-1893) Aug. 10, 1862, 74 men and Sophie nee Rumschussel from Comfort and the Schellhase (1820-1896). The surrounding area were couple left their homeland in killed while attempting to August, 1853 with their five flee south of the border. children — Sophie Marie, The captured wounded Fredericke, Minna, Fritz, and were summarily Gottfried, Jr. — who ranged executed — shot or in age from 18 down to 1 year hung — and their bodies old. thrown in a pile. Others They crossed over on the who were caught along Johanne Ed Grosse, and the way were also killed. landed in Indianola on Dec. Confederate soldiers 10. Several months later, the prevented any burials Schellhases arrived in Comfort at the site, and many where they purchased a lot and remains were destroyed built a home. Within two years, or scattered by wild the family made their home on animals. Hasenwinkel Road, five miles When the war ended, from Comfort, on 160 acres Fritz went with a party they either bought or received of 24 men, led by Capt. from the government. In Henry Schwethelm (who The earliest Schellhase ancestors came to Texas from Prussia with the first five of their seven 1857, Gottfried became a U.S. survived the battle and children, landing at Indianola in December, 1853. Several months later, they settled in the Comfort area. Shown here at rear, from left, are children Freidricka, Gottfried Jr., Friedeich citizen. Soon afterward, two fled to Mexico), who “Fritz,” Ernst, Sr., and Minna. Sitting from left are Marie Sophie, their mother Sophie, nee more children were born: Ernst made the arduous journey Rumschussel (1820-1896), their father, Gottfried Sr. (1815-1892) and Alwine (1858) and Alwine (1863). to retrieve the remains: As the Schellhase children “The next morning we matured, most of them never moved far away. saddled our horses and rode through the brush up to the Nueces River Calvin said that Sophie may have never lived in Comfort. Soon after and arrived at the old camp site where the massacre took place. Five or coming to Texas, she married Henry August Loehmann, and lived in six big Cedars stood there, and being very nice shade, we stayed there. Joliet, a small town between Luling and Lockhart. Mr. Serger climbed up on a high cedar and tied our Union Flag on the Frederike married twice. Her first husband, Joseph Grollimund, Sr., top of it. Then we went through the brush to find the bones. At last we whom she wed in 1858, suffered a cruel death, after the couple had four found them on a pile surrounded by rocks. The bones were all there, children. His murder was noted on the Kendall County TexGenWeb there being 18 skulls. They were all on top. Each of us had a sack and biography page which has a story written in April, 1909 in a Comfort so we filled our sacks with the bones. Then we went back to our wagon. newspaper titled, “Killed by Indians in 1867.” Joseph’s body had been We had a big box on the wagon where we put the bones in the box and re-buried, and his sad story was resurrected with his bones: put a lid on it.” “On Monday last a party composed of Wm. Bohnert, Theodore and Emil The trip back was equally difficult, but once the party returned, there Mertz went to the farm of Emil Grollimund on Cypress Creek, occupied was respect and dignity awaiting them and their precious cargo: at present by George Schladorer (sic), for the purpose of exhuming the “Then we were on the Kerrville and Comfort Road where we met a remains of Joseph Grollimund, Sr., who on July 16, 1867, was killed by company of Union soldiers. The first company we met swung their Indians, and buried in a field near his home. On Monday when the grave hats and bid us good day. Two miles from Comfort we met a second was opened, the cypress coffin in which the remains had been interred troop. They gave us the road and as we drove by they joined us back to was found to have almost disappeared, but the bones were preserved Comfort to Serger’s home. Mr. Serger, known to be an excellent cabinet practically intact. maker, made a special box to bury the bones that we brought. When “These were carefully assembled, and were taken to the Comfort they were buried the soldiers fired a 3 shot salute over the grave. (of) Cemetery where they were re-interred. The men who gathered these bones I was the youngest one and the only “The deceased was shot to death by Indians while he was out looking one still living.” for his oxen, and his dead body was found with 2 arrows through it The noted Treue der Union monument, inscribed with 35 names, stands lying near where Mr. Hugo Wiedenfeld now lives. The searching party in Comfort as a memorial to the comrades killed at the Nueces, captured which found the remains was guided to the spot by Mr. Grollimund’s and killed, or killed elsewhere. dog which had been with him at the time of the attact (sic). The body Calvin Patrick, who said he was dubbed a “twice-tried Schellhase,” was prepared for burial and was interred by Mr. Fritz Schellhase, Sr. and has done lots of legwork on the family history, verifying facts from his father, Gottfried Schellhase. documents and gravestones. He provided much genealogy for the family “Joseph Grollimund came from Germany and got to Comfort in 1854, website, and vouches for its accuracy. and was one of the first settlers, in Comfort, and later married Gottfried He is descended from Fritz’s line (his grandfather was Fritz’s son, Schellhase’s second daughter. As it was said, he was a large man and Henry), and through Fritz’s sister, Sophie Marie Schellhase Loehmann, never carried a gun. As it was said, he could whip any man.” who was his grandmother’s grandmother. After Joseph’s death, Frederike then married Anton Bohnert, with whom “I was born in the house by the San Jose Cemetery on Cypress Creek she had six more children. Her sister, Minna, wed Cristof Wilhelm Road, in the house that Henry built in 1915,” Calvin said. Boerner (raising five children). Fritz married Margaret Garrison, Henry, who married Sophie Rejoicey Etheredge, bought the land in producing eight offspring. Gottfried, Jr., married Anna Voigt (bearing 10 1907 from his father, Fritz, who had first bought it from his own son-inchildren), Ernst married “Elsie” Schilling and had six kids, and Alwina law, Otto Ingenhuett. married Wilhelm Lich and bore nine children. Despite the hardships and Calvin’s parents never wed (his birth certificate originally read “Calvin large families, all of the original Schellhase children lived to at least 70 Schellhase”), but when Calvin was a little child, his mother, Pauline, years of age, and most of their children survived far into adulthood as married Howard Patrick. He was adopted by his stepfather and took his well. surname. In 1940, Calvin became a salesman. Laura added in her narrative that the scores of their immediate “I carried samples door to door for the Fuller Brush Company for 15 descendants (55 in all) intermingled with families who still exist today years,” he said. He worked in Austin, Waco and the Rio Grande Valley. locally, including Schwethelm, Karger, Spenrath, Flach, Seidensticker, He met his wife, Rosalie, there and the couple settled in Corpus Christi, Allerkamp, Lindemann, Wiedenfeld, Peschel and Pfeiffer. where he sold real estate, and later became an investor. When the Civil War erupted, many Germans stayed loyal to the Union Walter Schellhase comes from the Fritz Schellhase line through his son, cause. Accounts and opinions vary about this allegiance, and the August, and his wife, Augusta Sprott. Walter’s parents, Alex and Helen Schellhases bore witness to some horrific events. (McDowell), were living in George West when Walter, the third of four Laura noted a narrative dictated by her great-grandfather’s brother, Fritz children, was born. Walter’s siblings were Edith, Joe and William. They (Gottfried’s sixth child), to a man named A.D. Stork. The document is returned to the Hill Country in 1947 when Alex became a manager for believed to have been completed before 1913. Lone Star Gas. Posted on the family website is a copy edited by Warren Schellhase, who Walter married Barbara Kiefer, his Tivy High School sweetheart, and grew up in Cypress Creek, and makes for very riveting reading. Part joined the U.S. Army in 1954 toward the end of the Korean War. He of it deals with the conflict between the Germans and the Confederate then went to UT Austin where he obtained a degree in engineering. After soldiers who tried to impress them into the CSA. When the Germans time with the Corps of Engineers, he went into logistics, and his career resisted or fled, they met with unhappy ends, but the violence was eventually spanned 40 years. not entirely one-sided. Fritz’s recollections of his youth created some After retiring as a brigadier general, he and Barbara returned to Kerrville confusion about where they actually first settled, Warren explained, and live in a historic Kerrville home. Walter owns a construction since Fritz was in his late 60s when he related the story: business, and stays actively involved in community affairs. He has been “According to Fritz,” Warren wrote, “the family moved to the a life-long staunch advocate for the rights of veterans, often lobbying on Hasenwinkel Creek in 1856 which was the year Gottfried received a their behalf, and for services at the Kerrville VA Hospital. Texas land grant of 160 acres on that creek. If Fritz is correct, the family He has taken numerous trips to Germany and Poland, trying to moved to the Hasenwinkel, not to Cypress Creek as we previously establish the location of Gottfried’s original hometown, and learned thought. It makes some sense since in a grove of trees about 500 yards that Gottfried had been a stonemason. He has found several towns with south from where Ernst Schellhase built his house in 1913, and where I similar spellings, but has not found any records to show which one was was born, there are old foundation stones in the outline of a small house. Gottfried’s. Meanwhile, his journeys and inquiries have also led him to If Gottfried did move to the Hasenwinkel, it is logical that he would make contact with dozens of potential relatives in the region with the remove to Cypress Creek where there was year round flowing water. Schellhase name. The Hasenwinkel is a seasonal creek and it is dry most summers.” Their “It’s really funny, because whenever I call them up and tell them my neighbors were the Steves family at Hasenwinkel Creek: four brothers name and I’m from Texas, they always sound a bit puzzled,” he said. — Gus, Ed, Robert and Heinrich, Jr., (Henry) — and two sisters, Laura Chances are they must wonder what business he might have with them and Emilie, and their widower father, Heinrich, Sr. At the age of about from so far across the world. “but I cannot place them very well -- they 10 or 11, Ernst said, he got permission from Gottfried, Sr. to work for have faded out of my treacherous memory, for the most part, & passed Ed. Fritz was compensated a bushel of corn meal per week. away. But i still remember the louse you bought of poor Arch Fuqua. I Ernst and Ed “batched” together, he said — that is, lived without any told about that at a Congressional dinner in Washington the other day, & women in the household. After about a year, Ed decided to remedy their Lord, how those thieves laughed! It was a gorgeous old reminiscence. I situation, Fritz said:. just expect I shall publish it yet, some day.” “One day (Ed) asked me, ‘Fritz, can you tend to things here at the The statement proved prophetic. Clemens signed the letter, “Goodhome?’ I told him I could, ‘But what do you want to do?’ His reply was, bye, old shipmate. Forever-Sam Clemens.” In his June 6, 1900 letter to ‘I want to go to New Braunfels and get me a wife.’ The next morning Dora, Clemens said, “For the romance of life is the only part of it that he hooked two yoke of oxen to his wagon and drove to Braunfels. And is overwhelmingly valuable & romance dies with youth. After that life, he stayed 12 days before he came back with his new wife. “Late in the is a drudge, & indeed a sham. .. I should like to call back Will Bowen evening I heard the whip in the distance announcing that he was coming and John Garth & the others, & live the life, & be as we were, & make so I opened the gate for him to drive in. He got off his wagon and said holiday until 15, then all drown together.” to me, ‘Fritz, here is my wife. Her name is Johanna Kloepper. Now we don’t have to batch any more. She will wash and cook for us.’ She was


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O B I T U A R I E S Joseph Ralph DeWitt, III

Sidney Wells

(December 13, 1915 - January 10, 2013)

(October 25, 1923 - January 11, 2013) Joseph “Joe” Ralph DeWitt, III, age 89 of Leakey, Texas went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 11, 2013, at his home. He was born on October 25, 1923, in Alvin, Texas to Joseph Ralph DeWitt, II and Estelle Mary (Dodson) DeWitt. Joe served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Quarter-master in the submarine service. He graduated from the University of Houston in 1950. He played clarinet and saxophone in Jazz Bands in Houston and for the University of Houston Marching Band. In 1952, Joe married the love of his life, Norma Holmes, in Uvalde, Texas. They called many places home, Alvin, Houston, San Antonio, Lombard, Illinois and Lubbock. Joe worked for Diamond Match Co. and was the Top Salesman in the US for several years. In 1988, shortly after retiring, Joe and Norma moved to his parents place in Leakey. He was a former member of the Leakey Lions Club and a member of St. Raymond Catholic Church. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Norma DeWitt of Leakey, Texas; children, Ralph DeWitt and wife Polly of Lubbock, Texas, Tim DeWitt and wife Lisa of Comfort, Texas, Jim DeWitt and wife Natalie of Redondo Beach, California, Mary DeWitt of Austin, Texas and Norma DeWitt of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan DeWitt, Blake DeWitt, Alison DeWitt, Joey DeWitt, Sam Lindsey, Hallie Lindsey; and niece, Susan Dougherty of Corpus Christi, Texas. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Estelle DeWitt; and sister, Elizabeth DeWitt Buckner. Pallbearers include Joe’s sons and grandsons. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Leakey, Texas, with Father Jose Villanueva officiating. Military Honors by the American Legion Post 489. Private family burial was held at the DeWitt Family Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements under the care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.


This is an excellent example of wisdom and I really enjoyed this story. The author is unknown so I can’t give any credit, however I want to share it with you. A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose. Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me what do you see?” “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied. She brought her

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closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft. She then asked

her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. “What’s the point, grandmother?” Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity-boiling water--but each reacted

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differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However

after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water. “Which are you?” she asked

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Sidney Wells, age 97 of Camp Wood, Texas went to be with his Lord on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at his home. He was born on December 13, 1915, in Vance, Texas to Albert and Rosetta (Smith) Wells. Sid is survived by his wife JoAnn Wells of Camp Wood, Texas; children and their spouses, Sidney Jo Lamb and Herbert Wells of Alpaugh, California, Keros Robert and Carol Wells of Kemp, Texas, Butch and Yolanda Wells of Camp Wood, Texas, Barbara and Tom Turk, Ronald Branchaud, and Carol and Jeff Kline; five granddaughters; two grandsons; sixteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Honorary Pallbearers include Sid and JoAnn’s family. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the Vance Baptist Church in Vance, Texas, with Chaplain Nathan Lafrenz officiating. Interment followed in the Vance Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood.

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her granddaughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?” Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level? AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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CHALLENGES OF THE CAREGIVER We have spent the last few weeks learning and researching Mental Illness in our country and its many aspects. This week I would like to address the situation from an alternate angle. The Caregiver…the person responsible in every case for caring for, overseeing and being responsible for these sometime volatile and truly blameless individuals. First, I would like to reiterate that I am not promoting the fact that “every” person diagnosed with a mental illness is irresponsible or incapable… that is very far from the truth. However, when a person loses control of their mind and thought processes…they cannot be held responsible as you and I are. So please keep in mind as you read the information I took from a report from the Concordia University Department of Psychology that we are not talking about “every” person diagnosed with a mental issue, but only those that are ill to the

point of needing a caregiver. Caring for a family member with a mental illness can be a challenging experience marked by absolute personal sacrifice and the resulting psychological problems of your own. This study has found family caregivers experience high levels of stress, self-blame, substance abuse and depressive symptoms “That said, even in this situation, caregivers can experience high levels of wellbeing if they adjust their goals and use effective coping strategies.” This particular study followed family caregivers over a 17month period and found those who reset priorities fared better. The research team expected at the outset they would find caregivers who are capable of adjusting important life strategies would cope better with care giving stress and that this flexibility would protect their emotional wellbeing. Of the 121 people who completed the study, most

were about 60 years old and had cared for a relative for an average 16 years. 78 percent of caregivers were women and 22 percent were men; 57 percent had received an undergraduate degree or higher; 73 per cent were married or cohabitating with a partner, and in many instances the caregiver was eventually diagnosed with some type of stress or other health disorder.

… By Elaine Padgett Carnegie organization committed to helping families manage the effects of mental illness. It is hard to hit a happy medium when caring for someone that you love who cannot care for themselves. Especially if that person is incapable of understanding what you are doing for them. The job is thankless and can become a nightmare to the caregiver which frequently destroys family relationships, both at home and in the workplace. While juggling life situations was found to provide purpose to family caregivers, it can also stretch too thin the caregiver thems3lves, finances and other family members. Pursuing new goals it a double-edged sword, it provides a much needed outlet to the caregiver, but also increases the care giving burden in other areas. The caregiver may take up a class twice a week or join a bowling league. A sitter must be found and paid, cross your

Caregivers who had a harder time forsaking their own independence, in other words…people who did not abandon their own lives for the sake of the individual being cared for--blamed themselves less frequently for problems associated with care giving and used alcohol or drugs less frequently to regulate their emotions,” says co-author Ella Amir, of a grassroots

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Leakey Little League Registration will be Thursday, January 24th at the Frio Canyon Park building at 6: 30 p.m.. This will be the Annual Start-up Meeting and Election of Officers for 2013.

By Lee Sweeten

Last Saturday, January 12th, 2013, card players from around the Canyon area gathered at Two Fat Boy’s BBQ in Camp Wood to participate a “Texas Hold’em”poker tournament sponsored by the Nueces Canyon Gypsy M/C. The local Gypsy Chapter uses money from the annual event to help fund the group’s community projects. The players battle not for money but for an engraved mug (donated by Nat Hampton) and, of course the title of best Texas Hold’em player in the Canyon.

fingers they will be competent, the individual being cared for may rebel at the absence of the caregiver, making the entire situation impractical. However, those caregivers who keep reaching for a working solution to this dilemma, until one is found, are much more likely to learn to live happily and well adjusted in an otherwise relentless situation. Caring unselfishly for another person who cannot help themselves is a life altering experience often fraught with the same real life burdens we all face, in addition to the consequence of the illness of your loved one. It is a bittersweet situation filled with chaos, heartbreak and love… and it is impossible to separate one from the other. God Bless those with the capacity to love to this deeply and profoundly and give of themselves this absolutely.

As always, there was a lot of friendly competition and this year one individual put up a fifty dollar to be awarded to the individual who knocked Joe Amine out of the tourney. Finally after a long hard struggle the bounty was awarded to Sammy Ives who immediately donated the money back to the Gypsy Chapter. After several hours of play, Ted Willams emerged as the victor while Jimmy “Nug” Willaims came in second place. Third place went to Sammy Ives and in fourth place was Alfred Willaims. After expenses a little over $500.00 was raised to support the Club’s activities and all involved are already talking about next time and the chance to walk away knowing that he or she is the best player around. The Nueces Canyon Gypsy M/C would like to thank all who participated in the event and remind all that the chapter uses the money raised to fund various community projects in the Nueces Canyon area. Pictured Local Gypsy President Chug McCameron watches one of the tables as the play goes on.

Utopia Utopia Little League Registration will be Saturday, January 19th at the Firehouse/community building from 10am to Noon. Cost is $65 for the first child and $55 for each additional child per family. Payment is due by February 9th, but there is an early payment discount of $10/family for those that pay by January 19th!! Contact Toni Cox at 254.205.1375 or Terry Snow at 830.591.6681 with questions or for more information!!

Leakey Ex Student Association Meeting A meeting of the Leakey Ex Student Association will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Leakey courthouse. The Association was formed to promote and further advanced education of students through scholarships to high school seniors. All students past and present are encouraged to join. Dues of $100.00 for a lifetime membership or $20.00 per year can be sent to P.O. Box 241, Leakey, Texas 78873, please include your year of graduation and maiden name, if applicable. The Association will host a reunion on April 5, 2013, at the Frio Pecan Farm in Leakey as part of the Real County Centennial celebrations. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support this Association.


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GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS…NATIONAL FOOD DAYS By Elaine Padgett Carnegie A whole new year of food holidays means more than 365 days of different food festivities. Each month has foods for each day, with dedicated feasting months. For January the days are listed below and recipes are given for January 14th through January 19th. I will be trying them myself this week so let me know how you like them!

January 14th : National Hot Pastrami Day

sheeting machines and funnels that made the jam-filled cookies possible. He thought of the soft dough with fruit filling as cookie “pies.” The machine was patented in 1892, and Mitchell approached the Kennedy Biscuit Company to try it out. They were impressed—all that was needed was a name. Newton, Massachusetts got the honor. Just think: We could have Fig Lowells or Fig Naticks instead.

.2 lbs cooked and thinly sliced beef pastrami 4 -8 slices havarti cheese coarse grind mustard (optional) dill pickle slices (optional) thinly sliced onion (optional) 8 -16 slices artisan rye bread or 4 -8 sandwich buns 1 cup beef broth Simmer pastrami in broth until hot. Divide meat among bread, using 4 ounces for smaller sandwich, and 8 ounces for large. Add cheese, mustard, pickles, and onions to taste. Grill sandwich until toasty and crisp if desired. Serve warm with chips if desired.

January 17: Hot-Buttered Rum Day

January 15: Strawberry Ice Cream Day

1 1/2 cups pureed fresh strawberries (If using frozen sliced strawberries in sugar or syrup, decrease or omit sugar in recipe.) 1/2 cup half-and-half 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg (or equivalent amount of “egg substitute”) Puree all ingredients in a blender (if you want larger chunks of strawberries, only process 2/3 the amount in the blender, adding the remainder of sliced/ diced strawberries to the mixture after blending). Chill mixture for 1/2 to 1 hour until cold. Process according to the freezing instructions for your ice cream machine.

January 16: National Fig Newton Day

I did not find a suitable recipe for FIG NEWTON’S so I thought a little history might be fun! The Fig Newton was named after the town of Newton, Massachusetts; it was the custom of the original manufacturer, Kennedy Biscuit Works of Cambridgeport (now Cambridge, Massachusetts), to name cookies after towns in the Boston area. Kennedy Biscuit Works was affiliated with the New York Biscuit Company, which became part of the company now known as Nabisco. According to Nabisco, the cookie was invented in 1891 by a Philadelphian, James Henry Mitchell, who created the duplex dough-

1 small slice unsalted butter, softened, 1 teaspoon light brown sugar, 1 pinch each allspice, ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, as desired 2-3 ounces dark rum, Boiling water, Optional garnish: cinnamon stick, lemon wheel, star anise. Place the butter, sugar and spices in an Irish coffee glass, glass mug, or other mug. Cream together (muddle). Add rum (three ounces for a stronger drink). Add an equal amount of boiling water. Stir well. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately. If the drink is too strong for your liking, add more boiling water.

January 18: Peking Duck Day

Peking Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era, and is now considered a national dish of China. (By the way, duck is an all “dark meat” bird; it has no white meat.) 1 (4 pound)whole duck, dressed, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 orange, sliced in rounds, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, 5green onions, 1/2 cup plum jam, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar, 1/4 cup finely chopped chutney… Rinse the duck inside and out, and pat dry. Cut off tail and discard. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, ginger,

nutmeg, white pepper and cloves. Sprinkle one teaspoon of the mixture into the cavity of the duck. Stir one tablespoon of the soy sauce into the remaining spice mixture and rub evenly over the entire outside of the bird. Cut one of the green onions in half and tuck inside the cavity. Cover and refrigerate the bird for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Place duck breast side up on a rack in a big enough wok or pot and steam for an hour adding a little more water, if necessary, as it evaporates. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place duck breast side up in a roasting pan and prick skin all over using a fork. Roast for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. While the duck is roasting, mix together the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and honey. After 30 minutes, brush the honey mixture onto the duck and return it to the oven. Turn the heat up to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Roast for 5 minutes, or until the skin is richly browned. Do not allow the skin to char. Prepare the duck sauce by mixing the plum jam with the sugar, vinegar and chutney in a small serving bowl. Chop remaining green onions and place them into a separate bowl. Place whole duck onto a serving platter and garnish with orange slices and fresh parsley. Use plum sauce and onions for dipping.

January 19: National Popcorn Day

Again, everyone knows how to cook and flavor popcorn, so a little fun-facts on popcorn! Americans consume approximately 17.3 billion quarts of popcorn each year. The oldest popcorn known to date was discovered in 1948 by anthropologist Herbert Dick and botanist Earle Smith in the “Bat Cave” in west central New Mexico. The popcorn ears, which ranged from 1/2 inch to 2 inches long, are carbondated to be more than 5,600 years old. Archaeologists deduce that popcorn was first made by throwing corn kernels on sizzling hot stones tended over a campfire, or onto heated sand, causing the kernels to pop. It was not eaten as a snack food: the corn was sifted and then pounded into a fine, powdery meal and mixed with water. This same cooking technique was used by the early Colonists, who mixed ground popcorn with milk and ate it for breakfast as a kind of cereal

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Respiratory Etiquette is Key to Cold, Flu Prevention January is often the peak time for the flu season in Texas, and it’s not too late to get a flu shot and take other common sense steps to protect yourself from illness. Flu is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, releasing the contagious virus into the air. People with flu can transmit the virus to others from one day before getting sick to up to seven days after showing symptoms of the flu. “Respiratory etiquette” is the

newest phrase in healthcare circles, and refers to taking common-sense steps to prevent the spread of germs from person to person. Washing your hands thoroughly and often is the most important way you can prevent catching and spreading germs to others and prevent many communicable diseases. Use warm water and soap and scrub your hands for about 20 seconds. Dry your hands with a clean, disposable towel. Use an alcohol-based hand

cleaner when soap and water are not available. In addition, the Texas Department of State Health Services recommends these precautions to reduce your risk of catching or spreading flu germs: • Wash your hands before eating, or touching your eyes, nose or mouth. • Wash your hands after touching anyone who is sneezing, coughing or has a runny nose.

This is true especially if you are taking care of someone who is sick. Do not share towels, lipstick, toys, cigarettes, food, eating utensils, drinking glasses or anything that might be contaminated with respiratory germs. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and avoid close, crowded spaces when possible.

• Cover your mouth and nose with tissue every time you sneeze, blow your nose, or cough. Do not use handkerchiefs. Put used tissues in the nearest trashcan. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Stay home if you have a cough and fever. Keep away from family members who are very young, very old, or have a serious disease or weak

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immune system. Because cold viruses can survive for hours outside the body, cleaning surfaces with a virus-killing disinfectant (such as a one part bleach to nine parts water mixture) can help prevent the spread of common germs. For more details on how you can protect yourself during the cold and flu season, go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website at health/prevention/cold_flu. •

Don’t Let Winter Pests Cozy Up in Your Home (NewsUSA) - Humans aren’t the only creatures seeking warmth and shelter during winter’s harsh temperatures and snow. Many pests make their way indoors and invade our sacred space in search of food and hiding and nesting spots, according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Mice, one of the most common winter pests, can enter homes through openings as small as the size of a dime. Once inside, mice are capable of chewing through walls, electrical wires and baseboards and breed at alarming rates -- producing as many as a dozen babies every three weeks. Signs of an infestation include scampering sounds at night in walls and ceilings, droppings found in undisturbed places and damaged or partially eaten food.

While mice and rodents in general are the more rampant pests in winter, other pests such as spiders, ants, cockroaches and sometimes even nuisance wildlife find their way inside homes, posing a variety of risks to humans. Whether it’s health risks such as Salmonella and allergies from cockroaches, painful and itchy bites from spiders or other diseases and property damage from rodents and wildlife, NPMA’s experts encourage homeowners to take precautionary steps to keep these pests out of their homes this winter. “A few simple maintenance measures can go a long way in keeping unwanted winter visitors out of homes this winter,” advised Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA. “If your home has experienced any sort of damage

from storms or just regular wear and tear, now is the time to take stock and make the necessary repairs.” * Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the structure, using caulk and/or steel wool. * Screen vents and openings to chimneys. * Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry. * Replace loose mortar and weatherstripping around the basement foundation and windows. * Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. * Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house; keep shrubbery well trimmed




New Mexico Illegally Diverting Water Apportioned to Texas Under 1938 Water Compact the future unless something is done now.” “These illegal diversions of water in New Mexico are having an ongoing negative effect on the amount of water available for use by Texas farmers,” said Pat Gordon, Rio Grande Compact Commissioner. “The city of El Paso also counts on Texas’ water allocation for half of its water supply. Our attempts to negotiate a resolution with the State of New Mexico were not successful and only resulted in New Mexico initiating very aggressive litigation aimed at capturing water that belongs to the Rio Grande Project and the State of Texas. Our dispute is not with New Mexico farmers who are part of the Rio Grande Project. Texas had no choice but to take action against the State of New Mexico in the U.S. Supreme Court to protect its rights under the 1938 Compact.” This is a complex legal action, but key points include: • Historically, water apportioned under the Rio Grande Compact has resulted in approximately 57 percent of the water supply below the Elephant Butte Reservoir being delivered to New Mexico, and 43 percent being delivered across the New Mexico-Texas state line for Texas. • The State of New Mexico has allowed a reduction of Texas’ water supplies and the apportionment of water it is entitled to under the Rio Grande Compact. New Mexico is illegally allowing diversions of both surface and underground water

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

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

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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We’re Engaged! Ada and Dennis Gazaway of Utopia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Ann Gazaway, to Tyrel Shane Hohman. The bride-elect is a 2004 Utopia High School graduate. She graduated from Coastal Bend College in Beeville in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene. She is currently a dental hygienist for Dr. Brandi M. Lindsey and Dr. Charles M. Koehl. The prospective groom is the son of Shane and Duke Hohman of Leakey. He is a 2000 Leakey High School graduate. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Texas State University at San Marcos in 2004. He joined the U.S. Border Patrol in January of 2007 and is presently stationed in Brackettville. The couple is planning an April wedding at River Rim Resort in Concan.



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