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JULY JUBILEE 2018 “WHAT A WILD RIDE!” Through the mud and the rain the 2018 Real County Junior Horse Club Rodeo marched into the record books. It was the wildest ride we have had in awhile. Determined to make a go of it, contestants fought the mud, blinding rain and rank horses to make the 2018 rodeo one of the most memorable. Friday afternoon about 2 pm the skies opened up and gave us the rain we have been praying for, but by 8 p.m. the show was on!! With a full house, the spectators watched as the bulls yard darted all of the riders. On Saturday everyone woke to gorgeous skies and sunshine. Off to the parade. Deanna Hickman and her

band of merrymen and women put on an awesome parade. The crowd was at capacity! The winners of the parade were: Best overall - Kings of the Frio Most Unique- Republican Party Commercial- 1st place - Historic Leakey Inn 2nd - First State Bank of Uvalde 3rd- Doras Nursery Organization- 1st-Community Health 2nd-Deer Creek 3rd- Utopia FFA Open- 1st-Hill Country Hideaway 2nd-Oak Hill Cabins 3rd place - tie Parks and Wildlife and-

Fridays on the Frio. Thank you to the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce for all the work they do to make the parade and Jubilee on the square a success. Special Thanks to Vincent and Russell

for making the square happen! Tiffany Graham did a great job with all of the booths and keeping everyone in line! Your ready now girl! Back to the Real County Junior Horse Club arena on Saturday night for another round. Just after starting the skies opened up again, and then it got fun! If you missed it, you missed a bucket list item. Thank you to all the volunteers that make our rodeo happen every year, to all of our flag bearers, workers in the concession stand, cookers, arena help, too many to name. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, remember we do it for the kids!


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According to City of Leakey Secretary, Dee Dee Wally, the city council is a “bunch of freaking crybabies.” This is the comment that was made at the closing of the monthly City meeting held Monday July 9, 2018 at Leakey City Hall. Wally addressed the council seeking signatures on the City of Leakey Utility Fund #801666 and General Fund #800872. The agenda item read to consider and act on Hazel Pendley as authorized signature on the accounts. Council

member Roel Gonzalez questioned “Does it have to be Hazel?” Mayor Harry Schneemann stated “No, it can be whoever yall want it to be.” Council member Martin Martinez questioned if Wally had to be on the account. After some loud discussion, Council member Frankie DeLeon made a motion for the signatory to be Gonzalez, seconded by Martinez. Following the motion’s passing Wally became upset and made the comment calling the council “bunch

STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT Thank God for the rain! We really needed it, but at this writing, it is moving out of our area and the rising temperatures forecast through this week will be “feels like” the triple digits again. Though July is the month of outdoor fun, barbecues, and sunshine, that wonderful time of the year when memories are made, it is also the time of stifling heat. Whatever brings you outside — picnics with family, the river, a bike ride with friends, a jog in the park or just a stroll around the block — it’s important to stay safe when the temperature rises. July is the American National Month for picnics! What a wonderful time of year it is too. Enjoy the long days of summer, it can be a wonderful, happy time of

of freaking crybabies.” Local businessman Ronnie Willams immediately returned with the comment “That was not nice, Dee Dee.” Wally stated “I don’t care!” Gonzalez reminded Wally she was speaking to the council. Wally stated “I don’t care who you are.” She then addressed Martinez, “You sat there and said do I have to be on it.” Martinez replied, “I was just asking, what’s wrong with asking?” Wally replied “Well I’m getting tired of it, so one day yall are

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INDEX Legals/Jail Register ... . Page 3Community News ......... Page 4-6 Feature Story ................ Page 7 Community Events.........Page 8-9 Obituaries ...................... Page 10 Classifieds ..................... Page 14

Today’s Weather

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year, and with a few safeguards you can continue to enjoy the summertime on the hottest days, no matter your age. If you’re a heart patient, older than 50 or overweight at any age, you might need to take special precautions in the heat. Certain heart medications like beta blockers, ace receptor blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and diuretics (which deplete the body of sodium) can exaggerate the body’s response to heat. Even if you’re not on medications, older people also need to take precautions in the heat. Heat is hard on the heart. If you’re older, you may not always be aware that you’re thirsty. If you’re going to be outside, it’s important to drink water even if you

don’t think you need it. A dip in the water will lower your body temp and keep your skin hydrated, be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen and if you are ready to brave the heat, watch the clock, it’s best to avoid the outdoors in the early afternoon (about noon to 3 p.m.) because the sun is usually at its strongest, putting you at higher risk for heat-related illnesses. Dress carefully for the heat. We probably sweat the most in your shoes, so choose well-ventilated shoes and look for socks that repel perspiration.

Real County Commissioner’s Court Real County Commissioners met in their monthly meeting on Monday July 9, 2018. Following approval of minutes of previous meetings, Commissioners approved a vacate and replat of Tract 22, Rancho Real Subdivision, Unit III. Bill Heilner addressed the court regarding his request to hold a private fireworks display during the weekend of July 20, 2018 at the Rocking D Ranch in Real County. Commissioners were advised by County Attorney Bobby Jack Rushing no action was necessary it was just an informational presentation. Commissioners appointed Real County Tax Assessor/Collector Donna Brice as the officer to calculate the 2018 tax rate. Commissioners approved the 2017 Delinquent tax roll. Commissioners approved the early payment discount options of October 3%, November 2%

going to have this whole damn place to yourself.” The meeting was quickly adjourned. Earlier in the meeting the council approved the implementation of Stage 1 water restrictions. I requested the list for the restrictions but I did not receive them. I will publish them next week.

and December 1% regarding the 2018 property taxes. Commissioners also approved a 1% local option homestead and over 65 exemptions regarding the 2018 property taxes. Real County Judge W.B. (Sonny) Sansom, Jr. and Treasurer Mairi Gray were designated signatories on the TXCDBG grant #7216025. Commissioners approved payment of the invoice for that grant to Hoover Construction Company in the amount of $86,768.71. Commissioners approved a Resolution for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Commissioner’s were advised by Real County Sheriff Nathan T. Johnson regarding the Intergovernmental Agreement between Edwards County and Real County regarding housing of Real County

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prisoners in the Edwards County jail. Commissioners questioned the cost in relation to the cost in Bandera. Johnson stated the cost was slightly less but health services are not provided in Edwards County. Commissioners approved the agreement. Commissioners approved the renewal and benefit confirmation with the Texas Association of Counties Health and Employee Benefits pool for 2018-2019. A lengthy discussed ensued regarding the renewal contract for the electrical service at the County House in Camp Wood. After much discussion Commissioners agreed to renew the service with AEP. Commissioner Manuel Rubio addressed the court regarding electrical outlets on the courthouse lawn. He stated the estimated cost would be about $300 and that would provide an

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outlet at the base of three trees. Commissioners discussed at length the renewal of two current CD’s, one for $365k which matured on July 6, 2018 and one for $105k that will mature on July 27, 2018, both are held at First State Bank. Commissioner Ramon Ybarra questioned Commissioners as to the removal of the $105k to purchase much need equipment but the comment fell on deaf ears. Commissioners voted 4-1 with Ybarra opposing, to move the $105k CD to Security Service Federal Credit Union. As for the $365k CD, Commissioners voted to renew with First State Bank. Two other CD’s will renew in 2019 one for $334k and one for $285k for a total in CD’s of $1,091,338.40. With no further business court was adjourned.

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to all of the sponsors of the Real County Junior Horse Club July Jubilee Rodeo! We appreciate your support! Without your support the rodeo would not be possible. Sponsors Chutes: B&T Tire First State Bank Of UvaldeRiver Bend On The Frio Leakey Liquors Announcer Box Frio Pecan Farm Leakey Mercantile Event Sponsor Rio Bella Resort Bulls Hondo National Bank Barrels Land & Ranch Realty Team/ roping Knox Waste Service Broncs Banners Happy Hollow Hondo National Bank Real Building & Supply Leakey Auto Supply & Wrecker Service Suttle & Co. Real Estate Bear’s Market/Leakey Buck Stop Catahoula Woodworks Frio Pecan Farm Wilson Well Service Leakey Mercantile

Leakey Beverage Barn The Wash Barn Frazier Dozer And Construction Real Rentals Whiskey Mountain Rentals Sarah’s Utopia Frio Country Resort Historic Leakey Inn/frio Canyon Rentals Chicken Earls Corral RV Hillbilly Spirits Septic System Services Frio Canyon Insurance River Haven Cabins South Texas Veterinary Medical Center River Bluff Cabins Texas Title Network Bonnie’s Bakery Gran’s Guns Andy’s On River Road Swiss Air Derksen Portable Buildings Panjo’s Pizza On The Frio W&W Trucking Frio River Vacation Rentals

Mama Choles Sherman’s H2o Solutions & Construction, LLC Catahoula Artisans Gallery Nana’s RV Park Hillis Pipe Concan Radio Coolers Utopia Insurance All of our Program Ad Sponsors Mill Creek Cafe Cowgirl Loco Hello Honey Botique Ruby’s BBG Bakery Shackelford’s Services Kico’s Hippie Chic LaLa’s Oak Hill Cabins Dora’s Nursery Frio Canyon Real Estate CW Construction Bent Rim Grill Clear Water Ranch

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report

July 1 - July 7, 2018

July 1 - July 7, 2018

Tomerlin,Christopher Aaron, 32 W/M, Camp Wood, Texas, A/O Deputy Castro Failure To Appear - Burglary Of Habitation Violation Of Pre-Trial Supervision,

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A/D 7/1/2018, In Custody

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Real County Law Officers Nathan T. Johnson, Sheriff Steven Castro, Deputy Sheriff Mark Cox, Deputy Sheriff Teddy Douthit, Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Ortiz, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Chisum, Real County Constable

Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Alexander Robertson, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden

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Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Editor’s Note: This list is provided by Real County Sheriff’s Office, it lists subjects that are being held by Real County in contracted jail facilities awaiting trial INMATE


COURT Date of Arrest


Sentence Date Paper Ready


Shannon, Joshua Benjamin

Violation of Parole - Injury to a Child Causing Bodily Injury




Shannon, Joshua Benjamin

Violation of Probation - Burglary of a Habitation




Shannon, Joshua Benjamin

Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 < 1G




Falcon, Mathew Eric

Burglary of a Building




Falcon, Mathew Eric

Burglary of a Coin Operated / Collection Machine

County 5/17/2018


Falcon, Mathew Eric

Evading Arrest Detention

County 5/17/2018


Falcon, Ashley Daniel e

Failure to Appear - Evading Arrest

County 6/25/2018


Falcon, Ashley Daniel e

Violation of Probation - Assault Causes Bodily Injury

County 6/25/2018


Ta, John Phuong

Violation of Probation - Evading Arrest/Detention W/Motor Vehicle

Ta, John Phuong




Violation of Probation - Possession of Marijuana < 2oz

County 6/25/2018


Ta, John Phuong

Violation of Probation - Driving While License Inv W/Prev Conv/Susp/W/O Fin Res

County 6/25/2018


Ta, John Phuong

Violation of Probation - Possession of Marijuana < 2oz

County 6/25/2018


Tomerlin,Christopher Aaron

Bond Forfeiture - Burglary Of Habitation




Tomerlin,Christopher Aaron

Violation Of Pre-Trial Supervision




Harlow, Bobby

Violation of Probation - False / Incorrect Information




Released Date

945 responded to The Church in the Valley in Leakey for a disturbance call 1250 responded to Blazek’s crossing on Farm to Market Road 1120 south of Leakey for illegally parked vehicle 1452 responded to 337 East of Camp Wood for property damage 1959 responded to US Highway 83 North of Leakey for a domestic dispute 2035 responded to US Highway 83 North of Leakey for loose live stock 07/2/2018 @ 1048 responded to The Post Office in Leakey to unlock a vehicle 1332 responded to Nelson Road East of Camp Wood for a burglar alarm 1711 responded to Ranch Road 337 East of Leakey for a Fire 1950 responded to a residence on Bay Berry Lane East of Camp Wood for a domestic dispute 2131 responded to Farm to Market Road 1120 South of Leakey for a fire during a no burn ban 07/3/2018 @ 1321 responded to Chicken Earls in Leakey to unlock a vehicle 1913 responded to Stanford Hollow Road South of Leakey for a report of a stolen vehicle 07/4/2018 @

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1821 responded to East Pendley Lane in Leakey for a fire during a no burn ban 1901 responded to Frio River Place South of Leakey for a theft 5015 responded to North Saddle Mountain Road South of Leakey for a theft 07/5/2018 @ 808 responded to First State Bank of Uvalde for a burglar alarm 1523 responded to Stanford Hollow Road South of Leakey for tampered vehicle 1715 responded to Family Dollar in Leakey for a domestic dispute 07/6/2018 @ 0001 responded to US Highway 83 and Ranch Road 337 in Leakey for a noise complaint 1539 responded to Camino Alto Drive East of Leakey for a traffic violation 2030 responded to Ranch Road 336 North of Leakey for a noise complaint 07/7/2018 @ 401 responded to Alexander Road South of Leakey for a domestic disturbance 852 responded to a residence on US Highway 83 North of Leakey to unlock a vehicle 1423 responded to Family Dollar in Leakey to unlock a vehicle


The Real County Sheriff’s Office has numerous felony, misdemeanor, and capias warrants and we are actively seeking to apprehend all persons wanted by the various courts within our jurisdiction. The wanted individuals highlighted below are six individuals we have highlighted for this week’s “FUGITIVE SECTION”. We need your help to apprehend these subjects and hold them responsible for criminal acts committed in our community. If you know where these subjects are please call the Real County Sheriff’s Office at 830-232-5201. If you ARE one of these subjects or know you have outstanding warrants…. TURN YOURSELF IN AT ONCE.


Age Race / Sex


Date of Detainer

In Custody of

McMahan, Khristy Anne

Theft of Property => $100 <$750 49 W/F Theft of Property => $100 <$750

Pitcher, John Truman

43 W/M Bond Forfeiture - Burglary of Habitation

Pitcher, John Truman

43 W/M Bond Forfeiture - Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear

Pitcher, John Truman

43 W/M Bond Forfeiture - Terrorist Threat

Texas Department of Corrections Indiana 10/20/2017 Department of Corrections Indiana 10/20/2017 Department of Corrections Indiana 10/20/2017 Department of Corrections

Hosmer, Jonathan

44 W/M Violation of Probation - Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle


Fritsch, Tif annie Cherie

34 W/F Violation of Probation - Forgery


Mendoza, Eduardo Carreon

22 W/M Violation of Probation - Escape


Released / Transferred Date Released / Transferred to


Mendoza, Eduardo Carreon


Violation of Probation - Burglary of a Building of CT1 W/M Theft of Property >1500<2000 CT2


Medina County Jail, TX Texas Department of Corrections Texas Department of Corrections Texas Department of Corrections

Isaaks, Kiersten

22 W/F Violation of Probation - Poss. CS PG1 < 1 Gram


Travis County Jail, TX

Lewis, Kenneth

34 W/M Violation of Probation - False Report to Peace Officer

4/20/2018 San Jacinto County Jail, TX

Adams, Cameron

19 W/M Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear


Jefferson County Jail, TX

Novak, John

28 W/M Violation of Pre Supervision Agreement


Bexar County Jail, TX

Bort, Vincent Slade

30 W/M Violation of Probation - Burglary of Habitation


Bexar County Jail, TX

David Wayne Lockhart DOB 09-26-1994 VOP – Burglary of a Building – 1 Warrant

337 RR 337 West P.O. Box 822 Leakey, Texas 78873 (830) 232-6294 (830) 433-1424 Published Each Wednesday Julie Becker/Editor/Publisher Billie Franklin, Sabinal Correspondent

Contributing Writers: Elaine Padgett Carnegie Linda Kirkpatrick

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Melissa Hirst DOB 06-12-1981 VOP – Theft – Bail Jumping – 2 Warrants

Capias Pro-Fine (Subjects CAN MAKE PAYOFF by contacting our office with cash, cashier’s check, or money order)

Aaron B. Evans DOB 06-20-1990 Assault Causing Bodily Injury – 1 Warrant


Charles J. Preece DOB 06-14-1985 Assault – 1 Warrant

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld • Roel Gonzalez• Carl Jensen Frankie DeLeon • Hazel Pendley Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Jesse Chavez Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 Aldermen: Brianna Taylor • Juan ( Mafy ) Gomez Johnie Wooldridge • Domingo Tobar • Josh Cox Volunteer Fire Dept:830-597-6100 Camp Wood Library: 830-597-3208 Nueces Canyon EMS: 830-597-4200 City of Sabinal Mayor: Charles Story Secretary: Betty Jo Harris Office: 830-988-2218 Councilmembers: Ali Alejandro, Louis “Mando” Landeros, Danny Dean, J. R. Flores, Mike Nuckles, and Andy Schaefer Sabinal Library 830-988-2911 Sabinal Municipal Judge: Anita Herndon 830-988-2630 Justice of the Peace Precinct #2 Bobby G. McIntosh,830- 988-2462 Real County County Judge, W.B. “Sonny” Sansom 830-232-5304 Real County Attorney, Bobby Jack Rushing 830-232-6461 County/District Clerk, D’Ann Green 830-232-5202 Justice of the Peace Dianne Rogers: 830-232-6630 or 830-597-6149 Sheriff, Nathan Johnson 830-232-5201 Real County Constable Kevin Chisum 830-232-5201 Tax Assessor-Collector Donna Brice: 830-232-6210 Treasurer, Mairi Gray 830-232-6627 Chief Appraiser Juan Saucedo 830-232-6248 Real County Public Library 830-232-5199 Camp Wood Public Library 830-597-3208 Real County Commissioners: Precinct #1: Manuel Rubio Phone: 830-232-6623 Pct.#2: Bryan Shackelford Phone: 830-232-5756 or 591-4734 (cell) Pct. #3:Raymon Ybarra 830-279-6787 Pct.#4: Joe W. Connell, Sr. 830-597-5159

Patrick Lee Edwards DOB 01-30-1990 VOP – Burglary of a Building – 1 Warrant

Christopher Wilson DOB 01-06-1984 VOP – Criminal Mischief – 1 Warrant


Pursuant to the Texas Local Government Code Section 152.905, notice is hereby given by the Presiding Judge of the 38th Judicial District, the Honorable Camile G. DuBose, of a public hearing to be held in open court on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the District Courtroom, Real County Courthouse, Leakey, Texas. The purpose of said hearing will be for setting the compensation of the official court reporter.


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On The Frio at the Frio Pecan Farm Pavilion 830-232-5022

OPEN FOR THE SUMMER Hours: 11:00 am til 9:00 pm THURSDAY-SATURDAY Tuesday chicken and pork chops. Thursday, Friday& Saturday 11-9 pizza and hamburgers. Summer is here and we are really excited

Come enjoy Dining on the River!


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Friends of the Frio has a limited supply of Up2U River Bags available for Spring Break. Please email you requests to: Last year we distributed over 10,000 bags for use on the Frio River. This year we ordered another 10,000 bags at a cost of about $4,000.00. If you wish to contribute to the “Bag Fund” please send a check marked “Bag Fund” payable to Friends of the Frio, PO Box 639, Leakey, TX 78873

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by Billie Franklin

In God’s Time

Silly me, I was so worried about my drying, dying, grass and the prospect of fire from the celebrations and fire works on the Fourth of July. I began watering, but as much as I could, it really seemed to not make much difference. However, on the afternoon of July 4, much needed rain began. Then, since God is a better gardener than I, my grass perked up once more. That day I got nine tenth’s of an inch. Thursday brought another 1 tenth, and on Saturday, I poured out 55 hundredth’s. What a pleasure it was to sit on the front porch, watching the world drive by in the cooler weather, and it did seem like the whole world was scurrying home. As I am writing this Sunday afternoon, more rain began. What a welcome relief from the summer heat.

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Always a good time, this year’s fireworks went off without a hitch. After the special showering of fireworks, the Utopia was blessed with rain. Of course, there was a crowd on hand and everyone got to see one of the best, sparkling, shows around. Sabinal Public Library There have been some changes made at the library, located at 305 N. Center Street. An appropriate display for the birthday of America is the first thing that catches your eyes as you walk in the front door. This is to encourage you to discover more about the history of our great nation. “Make America Great Again” is the theme of our president, and to learn more about our nation is certainly a worthy summertime project for all of us. Check it out.

Senior Citizens Center

There was a really big crowd present last Tuesday for the All American meal of hot dogs and apple pie served in the center. Everyone joined in the fun and following the meal, bingo took place and the entertainment ended at about 2:30 p.m. Prizes were brought by the seniors and everyone had a good time.

Central Christian

Joining with the church choir this past Sunday was a familiar face though almost grown up now, Payton Story, granddaughter of Charles D. and Glenda Story. This Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m., the Bible study will continue in the Book of 1 Peter. It is open to all. Church of Christ With David and Kathy Sprott out and about, the pulpit as well as the Sunday school lesson was in good hands. Brotherin-law, Robert Schmidt filled in very graciously. All will return to normal this coming Sunday.

and Covered Dish Meal is scheduled for Sunday, July 22. Movie Night is on Saturday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. with the showing of “The Ultimate Life”. The 2013 movie stars Logan Bartholomew, Peter Fonda, Lee Meriwether, and features Ali Hillis, Abigail Breslin, and Drew Fuller. Director is Michael Landon, Jr.

First Baptist

Providing the music this past Sunday was Jean Wilmoth on piano. Flowers were in memory of Elizabeth Fowler, by daughter Betty Jo Harris and son and daughter-inlaw David and Bonnie Fowler. First United Methodist There was a good crowd on hand last Friday evening to see the 1939 classic movie “The Wizzard of Oz” staring Judy Garland. It also features Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frankl Morgan, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton. According to the Library of Congress, it is the most seen film in history. As usual, popcorn, candies, drinks, and nachos are on the house. Hope to see you on July 20 at 6: 30 p.m. with another classic.

following the Mass and was very attentive to all, members as well as guests. He was also present at the BBQ dinner and raffle following this past Sunday’s Mass. He is striving to fit in, though his very British accent might take some getting used to, especially in South Texas. None the less, we do welcome you and are glad you are here. For now, Mass schedules will remain the same with Sabinal’s on Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m., and weekdays at 6:30 p.m. At Knippa’s St. Joseph schedule is Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Vanderpool’s St. Mary’s Sundays at 9 a.m.

No Limits, Sabinal

The group of No Limits went on a road trip on Tuesday. They went to the Aquarium and had lunch at Fortune Cookies Chinese Restaurant. Everyone had a great time. The young people are fortunate to have Maria Hudel on their planning committee.

St. Patrick’s Catholic

A successful change at St. Patrick’s occurred Monday, July 2, when the Reverend Michael O. Ajewole, MSP, performed his first Mass at St. Patrick’s. He welcomed all in attendance

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On Sunday, following the service, Church Council Meeting was held. All activities are as scheduled: Women of the Church on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.; Women’s Bible Study at 12:30 p.m.; Bell Choir practice at 5:30 p.m.; Choir Practice at 5: 30 p.m.; followed by Activity Night at 6: 30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study is Thursday at 6:30 a.m. and the Playground Dedication

Come Join us at The Cross...New Fellowship Church Prayer Walk The Pastor, Greg Mutchler of the New Fellowship Church would like to announce the completion of their Prayer Walk. The trail is open to everyone. It is a place to walk, pray, relax, and to clear your mind. It is approximately one quarter of a mile long. It is bordered with river rock on both sides and is lined with cedar shavings that were donated to us from the cedar mill. Two benches have been donated and


we hope to have more benches in place soon. You will also see wildlife along this trail. If you are early enough you will see the jackrabbits, the does with their fawns. If you are a bird watcher, I’ve seen many different birds including Bluebirds and Vermillion Flycatchers. Please stop by and visit the trail. Bring your prayers, feel free to use one of the markers you

will find and write the prayer on a rock next to the trail. Bring your problems and leave them at the cross. If anyone has any questions, please stop by we are located at New Fellowship Church at the corner of highway 337 and Camino Alto or you can call the church at (830) 232 4287. Pastor Greg says, “When we lived in Kerrville I was involved with the Coming King

Foundation. I was there when the large cross was raised on a hill overlooking Kerrville. It is a place of comfort, a place of peace and a place of ministry. On that hill they have a prayer walk. People are writing their prayers on the stones that line the walkway. As people would walk the path they would read and pray in agreement the prayers that were written on the stones. There is power in agreement. When we arrived here in Leakey, there were no prayer walks and with the experience of “The Cross” in Kerrville fresh in my mind... I began this prayer walk early this year. We added a fifteen foot cross a few months ago. The trail has been finished for a few weeks, and this trail will take you to the cross.” Matthew 11:28 NKJV: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

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STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing in breathable fabrics such as cotton, or a synthetic fabric that repels sweat. Add a hat and/or sunglasses just for extra protection. Drink up. Stay hydrated by drinking a few cups of water before, during and after your exercise, or outing. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic beverages. Most important of all, take plenty of breaks. Resting allows your body to dissipate some of the heat you’ve built up from exercising. You can stay hydrated with cool drinks of any kind, but your water intake needs special attention in the summer. Getting plenty to drink when you’re in the sun won’t just make you feel cooler — it’s also important for your heart and muscles. Plain old water is usually the best choice. If you’re exercising in the summer heat for longer than about an hour, a sports drink (e.g., Gatorade, etc.) can give you a boost

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concern in the heat on summer days. Symptoms may include Headaches, Cool, moist skin, Dizziness and light-headedness, Weakness, Nausea and vomiting, Dark urine. If you experience these symptoms, move to a cooler place, stop exercising and cool down immediately by using cool wet cloths, compresses, and fanning. A cold compress is just something cold that you can hold against your skin to lower your temperature. However, if symptoms worsen, Fever (temperature above 104 °F), Irrational behavior, Extreme confusion, Dry, hot, and red skin, Rapid, shallow breathing, Rapid, weak pulse, Seizures or unconsciousness, you should call 911 immediately. Take precautions but enjoy your summer in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

of carbohydrates and electrolytes. You can also treat yourself to a cool dessert. Nothing makes ice-cold treats taste extra delicious like hot summer sunlight. Best of all, these sorts of frozen delicacies will help lower your heat index. Heat exhaustion or heat stroke is another

Seniors’ Health Rankings: Where does your state rank? (BPT) - It’s well known that where you live can influence your health. The recently released United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report dives into this issue. The sixth annual report finds that older adults who live in rural areas often experience poorer health outcomes and receive fewer preventive services than those in urban and suburban environments. It also sheds light on how states rank related to certain behaviors and health outcomes. The report found that seniors in rural areas are 13 percent more likely to be physically inactive than their peers in suburban and urban areas; 7 percent less likely to receive the flu vaccination than those in urban areas; and 11 percent less likely to receive health screenings compared with suburban and urban peers. “It is our goal with this report to help seniors, family caregivers and advocates better understand the specific health concerns in their own communities so we can all work together to address them,” said Dr. Rhonda Randall, senior adviser to the United Health Foundation and chief medical officer and executive vice president, UnitedHealthcare Retiree Solutions. “By examining the differences in health between seniors living in rural areas and those living in urban and suburban areas, for example, we believe we can empower communities to help seniors access the resources and services they need to live happier, healthier lives.” The health determinants in the report are grouped into four measurement areas:

SAVE A CHILD REPORT CHILD ABUSE Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 AUTOCAD DESIGN AND DRAFTING SERVICE behaviors, community/environment, policy and clinical care. Related to behaviors, the report looked at six metrics: smoking, excessive drinking, obesity, physical inactivity, dental visits and pain management. Utah was the top-ranked state for overall health and behavioral measures, ranking in the top five for the smoking, drinking and physical activity categories. Pennsylvania made the most progress in behavioral measures, improving its behavioral ranking from 50 to 21 and seeing the largest increase in score. Several states’ overall health rankings moved five or more places since 2017. Iowa and Pennsylvania made the most progress, both improving nine spots, while Arizona and Washington experienced the largest declines, dropping eight and seven ranks, respectively.

While these rankings might seem unrelated to daily life, keep in mind that many of the measures are made up of the actions of individuals. There are many things you can do to help improve your own health, from making sure to schedule regular dentist appointments to being more physically active. Whether making a new commitment to take regular walks or tackling a big lifestyle change like quitting tobacco use, behavior changes can make a meaningful impact on health. The 2018 Senior Report was developed with guidance from an advisory committee of aging and senior health experts. Visit to read the full report and explore how your state stacks up.


by John Kerr, Director of Foundation Camps

The Duality of Cause and Effect I know many of you Real County locals are wondering why it rained this past weekend, and all I can say is, “you’re welcome.” I know this claim will be taken with a certain amount of skepticism and maybe even accusations of blasphemy, but there’s just no other logical explanation. For all seven of my readers out there, you may recall an article I wrote a few months ago called “Kerr’s Theory of Reverse Prediction.” Basically, it was a scientific explanation of a precept that I hoped to prove into law demonstrating that whatever I expect to happen will produce the complete opposite result. The purpose of this article is an addendum to the previous piece where I intend to prove that my actions will usually produce an unintended consequence. Have you ever sat back and wondered about why something happens? Why is the sky blue? What makes the moon yellow? Why are my tools missing from my shop? Well, the answer to these questions are traditional definitions of “cause.” The “effect” is what happened. For example, the reason my tools are missing from my shop is because my son who recently graduated from Leakey High School with honors used them to not fix a broken string trimmer. This is the cause. The effect is that when I go looking for a specific tool- say a 7/16” socket, it will be the only tool I can’t find. Referring back to this weekend’s much needed rain. There I was out in the lawn at 5:30pm last Friday. The heat was almost unbearable. Even in the shade, I felt like I would burst into flames at any moment. The only reason I was out there standing on the scorched earth of the yard, is that I wanted to wash the caliche dust off my wife’s car, and in a pool of sweat, I assembled

my gear, and turned on the hose. Immediately after finishing the chore I turned the hose bib righty tighty, and even before I had straightened my back, I heard a far-off rumble to the north. 15 minutes later, we received the first rain storm that we have had in three months lasting for four days. There you see it? The only logical explanation for why we got the first rain during a severe drought is that I decided to wash my car! This duality in the traditional definition of cause and effect manifests itself in my life every day and in many ways. If I want a AA battery, I go to the junk drawer and find every conceivable battery ever manufactured in the world except for AAs. If I finish my business and need a roll of toilet paper in my own bathroom, there won’t be any. The effect is that I have to scream to the point of rupturing my larynx only to I find seventeen unused, rolls in my daughter’s bathroom later in the day. If I need to tie down a ladder to my work truck on one end of the ranch, the rope in my tool box will be two feet too short. I have more rope, of course, but it is in my shop (hopefully) on the other end of the ranch. I mention this phenomenon of duality as a warning for those of you who might need my help. Of course, I want to help everyone because that’s the kind of guy I am, but the intended effect that you desire will be much more attainable if you follow some simple procedures. For example, if you need to borrow some AA batteries from me, just ask for AAA, and I’ll find all the AAs you need. If you want it to rain, call me up and suggest that I wash my car. If you want to actually catch fish on your next trip to the coast, don’t invite me, and you should have calm winds and bucket loads of trout and redfish. Again, you’re welcome!


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#014 NEW LISTING Unique and efficient 1BR/1B home on 5.2 acres with access to the Frio River. There is also a 2 car garage with shop that could easily be converted to a guest house. It has been plumbed and has electricity with floored attic for an upstairs bedroom. $319,000. #012 NEW LISTING 3BR/2B log home on 1.24 acres and large 2 car garage with 2BR/1B guest quarters, huge Pecan trees, rock patio, covered front porch, storage bldg. and access to a very nice Frio River park area with the Lombardy Dam. $398,000. #001 NEW LISTING 2BR/2B single wide home with built on large family room, attached two car garage, large deck, screened porch, workshop and access to two Frio River park areas! Great home with wonderful memories waiting for you to make yours! $119,000. #010 LISTING 5.21 acres with frontage on spring fed creek that has been dammed to form a small lake, electricity, advanced water system, septic in place, and shed. Room to hunt as well! $148,690. CONTRACT PENDING #005 NEW LISTING 3.20 acres one mile west of Leakey in gated Spring Hill. All flat usable land with long views to the east. Paved roads, availability of city water and underground electricity plus several large Oak trees for good building sites! $65,000. #013 NEW LISTING 27.17 UNRESTRICTED acres, a couple of miles east of Leakey, all usable land, tastefully furnished 1BR/1B cabin with two lofts and all the modern conveniences, rv, barns and sheds, fenced and cross fenced, seasonal creek. Great views! SOLD! #002 1.37 acres with over 307 feet of Hwy. 83 frontage in town. Large trees for shade, water well, city water meter, fenced on two sides, no restrictions, great commercial lot! $142,000. #009 5.12 acres west of town in Roaring Springs. Hill top with great long views and access to 50 acres of spring fed creek, waterfalls, deep swimming hole and lake! $54,000. #008 3BR/2B home on quiet street near school. It is on a large lot with nice shade trees, open and covered decks, carport and outbuildings. There is a bonus room that would be perfect for an office or possibly another bedroom. SOLD! #003 10 acres south of Leakey in Rio Frio, gated, gently rolling terrain, huge Pecan and Oak trees, seasonal creek, unfinished metal cabin on slab with covered front porch, underground electricity to cabin. REDUCED $134,900. #011 1.02 acres in Concan, with access to the Frio River, paved roads, and central water system. Set your cabin here and enjoy long beautiful views with the potential for rental income! $55,000. #021 2.73 acres with access to the Frio River, paved roads, central water system, an area for rv hookups with restrooms, all behind a locked gate. This is one of the largest lots in Frio River Place and backs up to a large ranch for great views and privacy! Priced to sell at $99,000. #001 Comfy 2BR/2B log home with guest house, workshop and shed on three manicured lots in Twin Forks. Access to two gorgeous Frio River park areas! SOLD! #005 5.32 acres, west of Leakey off of John Buchanan Rd. Hilly terrain provides long views to the south and east, county road frontage with electricity at the road and fenced on one side with entrance gate. Ag exemption in place for low taxes! MAJOR REDUCTION, BEST PRICED LOT IN SHADY OAKS! SOLD! #007 6.37 acres, in The Ranch, beautiful gated development south of Concan, with paved roads, underground electricity, and access to gorgeous Frio River park area with deep blue water and pavilion for picnics. Under wildlife exemption you will see large herds of exotics free roaming and you will enjoy low taxes! $136,955. #012 3 city lots with approximately .8 of an acre, electricity, septic, and 2 city water meters in place. Lots of potential, either residential or commercial with Hwy. 83 frontage! SOLD! #004 1.29 acres of prime commercial property located on Hwy. 83 and across the highway from busy Stripes convenient store! Completely fenced with city water meter and tons of oaks trees you will have endless potential on this one! Leakey is growing and this is the best time to purchase before prices rise! REDUCED!!! $175,000.

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(NOTE NEW START TIME 7:30PM FOR ROPING - LEADLINE STARTS AT 8PM) June 7th Signup/Points Please plan on attending for sign ups this night. All riders must provide a negative coggins for each horse present. June 14th Points/Ribbons June 21st Points/Rodeo Queen Contest June 28th Ribbons/Points July 5th will be Grand Entry Practice. NO PLAYDAY. July 12th Ribbons/Points July 19th Points July 26th Points - AWARDS ceremony. MUST PARTICIPATE 5 NIGHTS IN ORDER TO BE QUALIFIED FOR AWARDS Books open 7:00p.m. All Leadlinel events first. EVENTS: CALF ROPING, POLE BENDING, CLOVERLEAF BARRELS, STRAIGHT AWAY BARRELS, GOATS, AGE GROUPS: LEADLINE, 5&under, 6-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-19 (ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!) Membership $20 per child must be accompanied by one Adult registration $20

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HOMES Property 01: 159 Laurel St. 3/2.5/2car Beautiful, spacious rock home on 1.86 ac. w/nice workshop. Lovely neighborhood. $320,000 REDUCED NEW Property 7: 227 Myrtle in Uvalde is a 4BD/2BA home w/updated kitch. + 2 living areas. Fresh paint, new AC! Must see! $229,500 Property 09: 5BD/4BA/2HB home on the Frio! 2.72 ac. lot w/~247’ of river frontage. 230 Skippin Stone Ln. Rental OK. $1,900,000 Property 11: 157 Spring Branch in Twin Forks is a super nice 3BD/2BA home on TWO LOTS! Gorgeous Frio River access! $229,000 Property 13: 28 ac. w/cute 1BD/1BA cabin and creek frontage in Rancho Real. 631 Riemer Rd. $179,000 REDUCED NEW Property 21: Highly desired location on CR350! 10+ unrestricted ac., FRIO RIVER FRONTAGE, DW mobile and older home. $780,000 NEW Property 24: Charming 2/1 cottage nestled under HUGE oaks on fenced 1.2+ ac. Unrestricted. City water, access via RR1120. $167,500 Property 25: HEARTSTONE! 4bd/4ba APPRX. 2800 sq. ft. Circle drive, pool & views! Directly across from river access. $765,000 NEW Property 38: 600 Boone St., Uvalde. Updated 3BD/1BA on corner lot. Bonus room for office/nursery + indoor utility rm. $70,000 NEW Property 45: Energy efficient 2BD/2BA home with frontage on West Frio! 2.3 ac. lot. No HOA. Nightly rental potential! $179,000 NEW Property 46: Energy efficient 2BD/2BA home with frontage on West Frio! 2.9 ac. lot. No HOA. Nightly rental potential! $179,000 NEW Property 47: 8484 RR336 Charming 3/3/2 brick home on 53 acres w/West Frio River frontage. No restrictions. $799,000

LOTS Property 14: 1+ acre lot in Canyon Oaks—Concan. Hilltop/views + gorgeous river access park. Water/elec. avail. Rentals OK. $49,000 Property 8: Three adjacent 7+ acre lots located in Rio Frio. Beautiful & flat bottomland with large oaks. $75,000 each PENDING (2 still avail) Property 19: 15 acres with seasonal creek. Remote yet civilized! Views in every direction. Easy access & electricity available. $142,000 Property 20: Your choice of three Canyon Oaks lots! Each 1 ac. w/water & elec. avail. Frio River Park for owners! $43,900 & $46,900each Property 21: Highly desired location on CR350! 5+ (TBS) unrestricted acres with FRIO RIVER FRONTAGE! Older home. $430,000 Property 22: LAST ONE LEFT!! 1.26 acre lot in Concan in the popular Tierra Linda Subdivision. Water/Elec. avail. $75,000 Property 28: 5 (5ac.) tracts north of Leakey to choose from! Remote & heavily wooded. Rancho Real. $33,500 to $44,500 (river view) NEW Property 30: Frio River front lot just minutes from downtown Leakey. 1.15 acres, water & elec. available. Owner/Broker $149,000 Property 34: 7+ ac. lot in R-N-R Ranch—Rio Frio, TX. Beautiful oaks, well/septic in place but need to be verified/tested. $107,700 REDUCED Property 35: 5.16 ac. just west of Leakey. Gated, city water, paved roads, underground electric. See Old Baldy from here! $69,900 Property 37: Lot 35 in Valley Vista features gorgeous westerly views, all utilities, and use of community pool & clubhouse! $50,000 Property 43: 8+ acs. w/gorgeous oaks and great bldg. sites. Electricity available. AG VALUATION = LOW taxes!! Shady Oaks Subdv. $77,045 Property 52: 5+ ac West of Leakey. Fronts on John Buchanan Rd. Bldg. site faces east and is ready to go! $52,500 Property 53: Lot 82, 7.7 acres in Canyon Oaks Unit 4. Water & elec available. Great views & river access! Addtl. Acreage avail. $149,000 Property 55: Lot 84, 11 acres in Canyon Oaks Unit 4. Water & elec available. Great views & river access! Addtl. Acreage avail. $109,000 Property 56: Lot 85A, 6 acres in Canyon Oaks Unit 4. Water & elec available. Great views & river access! Addtl. Acreage avail. $98,000

ACREAGE Property 2: 73.41 ac. west of Leakey. Fronts on county road. Water well & Electricity. Not in a subdivision. $299,500 Property 8: Three adjacent 7+ acre lots located in Rio Frio. Beautiful & flat bottomland with large oaks. $75,000 each or $210,000 all Property 10: 31.05 acres. Just off Hwy. 41 in far NW Real County. Fairview Ranch. Neat little hunting place! $99,360 NEW Property 11: 22 ac. w/cabin, electricity, strong spring and views for miles! Located ~1 mi. off RR336. $135,000 Property 12: 5+ ac north of Leakey w/2400 sq. ft. metal bldg. Hwy. frontage. Some elevation for great views. $179,000 REDUCED Property 13: 28 ac. w/cute 1BD/1BA cabin and creek frontage in Rancho Real. 631 Riemer Rd. $179,000 REDUCED Property 15: 6.5 acres in Concan with over 500’ of frontage on Hwy. 83! Nice & flat w/oaks. NO restrictions! $199,000 Property 16: 36 acres in Spring Country Ranch. Wooded w/deep draws & dry creek. 1 mile from spring fed pond/park area. $91,000REDUCED Property 17: 33 acres in Spring Country Ranch. 4x4 required. Borders large ranch to the south. No utilities! $75,712 REDUCED Property 19: 15 acres with seasonal creek. Remote yet civilized! Views in every direction. Easy access & electricity available. $142,000 Property 23: Remote yet easy access make this 40 ac. a real find! Old camp house w/elec. Off 41W approx. 8 miles. $99,000 PENDING Property 26: 20 acres—Rugged, remote and gorgeous w/a HUGE spring in the canyon. 4x4 needed, no utilities. $61,200 SOLD NEW Property 27: 72 acs. 9 mi E of Rocksprings. Low fence & next to Devil’s Sinkhole State Park. Cabin has elec & septic. $189,200 Property 29 : 170 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. 337W frontage. Views for miles! $3900 per acre REDUCED Property 40: 17.6 acres w/Frio frontage! Close to Leakey. Several building sites. Electricity nearby. $230,000 Property 44: Secluded 15 ac. in Spring Country Ranch. 4x4 required & no utilities. Rough it here! Access to spring fed pond. $47,280 Property 49: 9+ ac. 3 mi north of Leakey. Lovely views + flat land, water/elec. available, fenced 2 sides. Views & oak trees! $112,000REDUCED

COMMERCIAL Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. MAKE OFFER!!! $139,000-$149,000 Property 15: 6.5 acres in Concan with over 500’ of frontage on Hwy. 83! Nice & flat w/oaks. NO restrictions! $199,000 NEW Property 21: Highly desired location on CR350! 10.9 unrestricted ac., FRIO RIVER FRONTAGE, DW mobile and older home. $780,000 Property 36: Riverstone Vacation Cabins! 13.9 acres w/500’ of Frio river frontage. 5 cabins + main home. $775,000 REDUCED

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O B I T U A R I E S Haygood Gulley

Betty Lee Heinrich Berkstresser

Jack Haygood Gulley passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2018 at the age of 82 years. He is predeceased in death by parents David and Elizabeth Gulley of Uvalde, Texas. He is survived by his sister, Clarice Gulley Fisher of Leakey, Texas and her children Clarisa Darby and husband Drew Darby, Dean Fisher and wife Jennifer Fisher, David Fisher, and Duane Fisher, and his brother retired District Judge Wesley Gulley of Hereford, Texas and his son, Cameron Gulley and wife Lexa, and close cousin Dr. Charlotte Gulley Brauchle. Haygood was born on December 29, 1935 in Uvalde, Texas. He attended high school in Uvalde, Texas, and was an excellent student. He took a great deal of pleasure in helping his father on the ranch and family farm, in Uvalde, Texas. After graduating from high school, Haygood attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to attend the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas, where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class from law school and was a member of the international legal honor fraternity Phi Delta Phi. After graduating from law school, Haygood practiced law in Houston, Texas for several years before coming to Del Rio, Texas in 1966 to form a law partnership with a local Del Rio attorney, Hilary B. Doran, Jr.. Haygood practiced law in Del Rio, Texas with the law firm of Doran, Gulley and Etzel until his retirement. Haygood was admitted as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was also named a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Among his many accolades, Haygood was honored by the Texas State Bar Association for valuable and meritorious service, and was also honored by former Texas Governors Smith and Clements for his service and contributions to Texas. Haygood was an active member of the Del Rio community for over 50 years. He was an active member and President of the Val Verde County Bar Association, and attorney for the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District and the Val Verde County Hospital District. He was also an active member of the Del Rio Lions Club, Del Rio Rotary Club and Del Rio Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was a part of the Cigar Aficionado Club and always enjoyed good conversation and a vintage cigar. After retiring from the law practice in Del Rio, Texas, Haygood moved back to his hometown of Uvalde, Texas where he continued to participate in community activities in San Antonio, Uvalde, and Del Rio. These included the Uvalde Rotary Club, the Sons of the Texas Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was also a Master Mason and a member of the Alzafar Shrine. Haygood participated in the Uvalde County and Real County Historical Societies. He continued various ranching activities on the family ranch in Uvalde, Texas. Haygood enjoyed playing blackjack in Las Vegas. He spent many hours trying to beat the house and probably came as close as anyone in doing so. He was a voracious reader, particularly of Texas history, and he appreciated the fine arts and had a great love of music. Over many years Haygood enjoyed activities of the Val Verde County Bar Association and was a member of the committee that petitioned for the formation of the Val Verde County Court at Law. Haygood served on the State Bar of Texas as a long time member and President of the State Bar Grievance Committee. He enjoyed monthly coffee and visits with his friends in both Del Rio and Uvalde, Texas. Haygood came from a pioneer family in Uvalde, Texas. He was a direct descendant of Captain William Ware who fought in the Texas Revolution. Haygood was also descended from early American colonists, and soldiers of the War of 1812 and the War Between the States. This accounted for his interest in the preservation of The Alamo and his activities in the Sons of the Texas Revolution. He was loyal to all those he called friends and he was truly what was thought of as a gentleman lawyer. Upon his death, the Uvalde County Commissioners Court issued a resolution to honor his memory and his countless contributions to Uvalde County. Haygood was loved, admired and greatly respected. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed. Honorary pallbearers are Hilary Doran, Quinton Etzel, Dickie Geries, Henry Mills, Dr. Joe Sanders, Dr. Chris Ticknor, E.D. Kincaid III, Buzz Kincaid, and Fr. Casey Berkhouse. A Memorial service will be held Saturday July 21st at 10:30 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Uvalde followed by a Masonic ceremony at the Uvalde Cemetery and a reception celebrating his life for friends and family at the Uvalde Country Club.

Betty Lee Heinrich Berkstresser, WASP Class 43-W-4 Betty, born May 12, 1919 in Houston TX, took her last flight July 1, 2018. At age 99 while at an assisted living center in Austin, TX, she peacefully passed in her sleep. Betty was a native Houstonian and attended Travis and Browning Elementary, James Hogg Middle School, La Porte High School and was a graduate of the University of Houston. Betty jumped at the chance to learn to fly after a U of H math professor for whom she was grading papers asked her, “Would you like to be a pilot?” She immediately enrolled in the Civilian Pilot Training program at the U of H, took her flight training at Hobby Airport and began adding hours to her logbook. Betty’s love of flying enabled her to serve as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). She was accepted into the 43-4 class of WASP trainees and reported to Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. Betty’s favorite plane was the AT-7, in which she flew over 500 hours. Following her graduation in August of 1943, she was assigned to Love Field in Dallas, Texas as a ferry pilot, as a ferry pilot and then as a Link Trainer instructor in Orlando, FL. After a transfer to Hondo Army Air Field in Hondo, Texas, a navigation and engineering school, Betty’s assignment was navigational flying in C-45s training cadet navigators. She met her soon to be husband, pilot Virgel K. Berkstresser (Herky), while in Hondo, and remained based there until the WASP were disbanded. Two days after the WASP were disbanded, Betty married her copilot, and they later settled in Houston to rearing their family. Betty was a wonderful mother to her four children: Betty Keene, a former NASA aerospace engineer and private pilot; Peggy, a former teacher and outdoor educator; Terry, materials manager and private pilot; and Kerry, an actuarial analyst and hot air balloonist. While rearing their family, Betty taught multiple grade levels for many years at Houston ISD elementary schools Garden Villas, Bastian and Golfcrest, eventually retiring from teaching in 1983. Throughout her retirement she immensely enjoyed visits from former students and room mothers. Betty loved to read, garden, sew, quilt, stargaze, and travel. She rode more than 50,000 miles around the U.S. and Canada on her Honda 500cc motorcycle with Herky and Garner State Park friends. She and Peggy took her two grandchildren on yearly road trips throughout the west and to Canada. Gallivanting, whether around the country or just around town, was always much loved. A special memory was the “extraordinary day” when she and all WASP were honored in Washington D.C. at the Capitol with the Congressional Gold Medal for their pioneering work during WWII. Following Virgel’ s death in 2007, Betty stayed in her Houston home living with daughter, Peggy, and later several live-in caregivers. Her grand backyard full of fountains, flowers and birds was always a joy. After watching the “Treehouse Masters” television program, Betty had her treehouse built in Leakey overlooking the Frio Springs. Unfortunately, a fall and a hospital stay required a move to an assisted living facility, however she spent time at her treehouse, “Betty’s Birdhouse”, whenever she could. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Rhea and Joseph Heinrich; sister, Dorothy; and brother, Raymond. Surviving are daughters Betty and partner Bill Hezlep of Round Top, TX, Peggy of Leakey, TX, Kerry and partner Barry Barnett of Dripping Springs, TX; son, Terry and wife Patti of Leakey, TX; brother James of Baytown, TX; sisterin-law and fellow WASP, Barbara Willis Heinrich of Hayward, CA; grandchildren, Warren Berkstresser and his wife Reanne of Seattle, WA and Kristen and her husband Tyler Carter, and great grandchild, Owen Carter, of Houston, TX; grand cat Tess Barnett (Kerry’s cat); and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will celebrate Betty’s life privately. Betty would say, “Go! Have fun!” Many thanks to all her loving and dedicated caregivers she was blessed to have help her through her final years. Best wishes or comments to the family may be made at http://www.nelsonfune . Donations in memory of Betty Berkstresser may be made to: National WASP WWII Museum, 210 Avenger Field Rd., Sweetwater, TX 79556 (; your local flying school (; or feel free to just “go flying” – she would like that. Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

(December 2, 1935 - June 14, 2018)

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Helen Louise Crook

(May 12, 1919 - July 1, 2018)

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Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6266 Pastor: Rev. Walter Prescher Adult Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship: 11:00 am Children’s Church: 11:10 am Wednesday: 5:30 pm, Youth Group, Grades 7-12 Mt. Home Divide Chapel Hwy. 41 (near YO gate) 121 Divide School Rd. 640-3307 2nd Sun: 2:30 p.m. Wed.: 11a.m. Bible Study Reagan Wells Baptist Church 8415 Ranch Road 1051 830-232-5504 Pastor: Mark Moore Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Services: 10:50 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Service: 7:00 pm Sabinal Church of Christ Sunday school 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m & 6.p.m. Wednesday 6 p.m. Minister David Sprott 830-988-2081

(February 7, 1930 - June 30, 2018) Helen Louise Buchanan Crook was born on February 7, 1930 to Greene and Amber Buchanan in Stephenville, Texas. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 30, 2018. When Helen was very young she would climb up in the tree in her back yard and sing. A radio personality wrote a poem she cherished. Little Helen Buchanan who lives across the way We see her and hear her most every day She’s blonde with tresses of golden hair She’s truly a maiden fair Last Saturday evening Mrs. Edwards and I Sat in the twilight on a lawn near by Listening to her sing like a warbling song bird It was music sweet and our hearts were stirred. On your 11th birthday Miss Helen our greeting accept In joy and in love may you ever be kept God guide you and use you throughout a long life Have loads of life’s love and none of its strife From singing in the tree tops she developed such a love for music. She had the lead in many musicals and operettas: “Blossomtime”, “Chocolate Soldier”, “Brigadoon”, “The King and I” (Her children, David and Timisha were also in this one). She had the lead part in “Pirates of Penzance” performed at College Station. Helen met the love of her life while traveling to a Girls State competition. They were on the same bus as it traveled from Bryan, Texas to Austin. She didn’t want anything to do with this man but George Hardy Crook talked her into a cup a coffee when the bus stopped at Frank’s restaurant along the way. From there their relationship grew and they were married on June 3, 1948. George and Helen were married for 67 years before George passed away in 2015. They had two children, David Hardy Crook and Timisha Louise Crook Sinclair. Helen loved opera and church music. She also loved to sew – making shirts for David and evening gowns for Timisha. She worked in real estate and in a bank where she learned to be a meticulous bookkeeper. If you knew Helen, or as she liked to be called, Louise, you know she loved giraffes. There were over 400 in her home. She had giraffes from all over the world. Sometimes people would give her a giraffe that they had found while traveling. She also had one in her front yard that was 8 feet tall and made of steel that greeted people as they passed by or came by to visit. George and Louise loved the Leakey community and loved living on the Frio River. She spoke highly of her friends and of her church. She spoke about how special her friends were and how they took care of each other when anyone had a need. Louise was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, George Crook. She is survived by her son, David Crook and his wife, Becky of Buchanan Dam, Texas and Timisha Sinclair and her husband, Paul of Katy, Texas. She is also survived by her grandchildren Melissa Thornhill, Amy Jo Williams, Jennifer Ingle (Robert), Annette Dishon (Alex), George Sinclair (Lauren) and great grandchildren Cerise, Sydney, Luke, and Bria. The family would like to express special thanks to Jim and Patty Armstrong, Leakey United Methodist Church, Judy Martin, and the staff of Grace Care Center of Katy. The family is also grateful for those who called, visited, sent cards and especially for those who prayed for our dear Mother and Grandmother. Visitation was held 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 with family present at Nelson Funeral Chapel, Leakey. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 at Leakey United Methodist Church, Leakey, Texas. Officiant Reverend Walter Prescher. Burial followed at the Leakey Floral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Leakey United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas. The family invites you to leave a condolence at

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O B I T U A R I E S Joanne Forrest

Gloria Gayle (Pope) Harvey

Joanne Forrest of Leakey, Texas passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Uvalde Memorial Hospital in Uvalde, Texas. She was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on January 12, 1940, to Bill and Mildred Munos. She was married to love of her life Charles Forrest who preceded her in death. There is no doubt that he was waiting with his arms open for her. They are together now. She loved the Lord and showed it in everything she did. She wanted everyone she met to know him and feel the peace he gave her. One of her favorite scriptures was Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. She was loved by all who met her and her family. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her children, Scarlett Joy Coufal and husband Mark, Russell Anderson and wife Rebecca, Ronnie Anderson and wife Lori, Keith Forrest and wife Traci, and Melissa Longoria and companion Jerry Rodriguez. Other family members left to honor and cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Jessica Worley, Michael Coufal, Jeremy Coufal, Desiree Phillips, Bradley Anderson, Kendall Forrest, Tyanne Rodriguez, Seth Longoria and Daren Longoria; great-grandchildren, Carter Maci Rodriguez, Grayson Worley, Jose, Samuel, Rebecca, and Timothy Coufal, Rocco Gunn Phillips, Fiona Rose Phillips, Pierce Vaughn Phillips, Arlo Mackoy Phillips, and Mavis Renae Phillips. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Forrest, parents, Bill and Mildred Munos, and step-daughter, Linda Worley. Pallbearers include Russell Anderson, Ronnie Anderson, Keith Forrest, Seth Longoria, Daren Longoria, and Michael Coufal. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Leakey, Texas. Officiant Pastor Mark Spaniel. Burial followed in the Leakey Floral Cemetery. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneral Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

Gloria Gayle (Pope) Harvey, age 84, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018, at Wickersham House in Wasilla, Alaska. She was born on August 21, 1933, to A.E. Buddy Pope and Louise (Lanman) Pope on her Barksdale, TX family ranch. She graduated high school in Uvalde, TX, and became an accomplished medical librarian. Her surviving siblings are Hazel (Pope) Jones and Linda (Pope) Richards of Fredericksburg, Texas. Gayle was a loving wife and a great mother, compassionate, loving, kind, caring, intelligent, and a hard worker. She took the troubles of life with a smile and a positive attitude. She will Truly Be Missed By All! Those children left to honor and cherish her memory are son, William Darrell Harvey and wife, Terry L.E. (Dressel) Harvey of Camp Wood, TX, daughter, Laura Eileen (Harvey) McKown and husband, James H. McKown of Wasilla, AK, and son-inlaw, Kenneth Russell of Wasilla, AK. Other family members left to honor and cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Shawn E. Harvey, Sr., Joshua D. Harvey, Aaron J. Harvey, Sara J. (Harvey) Crusha, Jason McKown, Samantha McKown, Adam McKown, Megan Russell, and Caitlin Russell. Great-grandchildren include: Shawn Harvey, Jr., Noah Harvey, Ian Harvey, Ethan Hondorf, Joshua A.B. Harvey, Lexi Harvey, Jaxx Harvey, Penelope Crusha, Charlotte Crusha, Joslyn McKown, Brooke McKown, Livia McKown, Lonnie McKown, Soren McKown, Brooklyn McKown, Lola McKown, awetnd Logan McKown, Also, great-great grandchildren, Shawn E. Harvey, 3rd and Yamato Harvey. Nieces, Kathy Durst and Marci Wright, and nephews, Dennis Welton and Ernie Dean. Gayle was preceded in death by her parents A.E. and Louise Pope; husband, William Curtis Harvey, Jr.; daughter, Melanie Gayle (Harvey) Russell; granddaughter, Gabrielle Harvey; and sister, Mary Louise Pope. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfun Local arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, Texas.

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I am sure that many of you can remember when life was not so demanding and filled with anxiety or at least it seemed that way. I was raised in the city so when I had a chance to go to my grandparent’s house out in the country it was like going on vacation. They lived on a quiet overgrown road that came to a dead-end at the Kentucky River and their farm was so remote that when an occasional car would pass by we would stop and stare at it like it was entertainment. I will never forget helping in the garden, feeding the animals, playing in the fireplace and the sights and smells of country living that gave me a sense of love and security. I have such fond thoughts of my grandmother serving huge delicious meals, eating homemade ice-cream, the joy and freedom of running through fields and forest and then catching lightning bugs in the evening. When I was young, I thought that going fishing on my grandfather’s boat was the ultimate adventure and going to the creek to help them wash their old car was such innocent fun. Looking for crawdads, throwing rocks, watching out for snakes and getting soaking wet on a hot sunny day were the perfect combination for thrills and excitement. And in the winter when the snow was deep we would go out and play then come in and hold our hands over the pot belly stove and listen to the coal crackle and pop. Spending the night

was filled with such anticipation as we slept in huge feather beds with piles of blankets and I still recall the moonlight shining through the windows that made everything seem magical to a boy who dreamed this would last forever. My wife Cheryl has also told me of the special occasions her family shared together with cookouts and all the kids running and playing. I remember her grandmother that lived in an old farmhouse off the highway where so many parties and celebrations happened there over the years. Her husband had passed away a long time ago, but they had seven children and this is where everyone would meet on the weekends. My wife recalls how the men would gather under the shade trees and talk about cars, sports, and fishing while the women would be in the house laughing and preparing the meal. Unfortunately, when her grandmother passed away, it was the end of an era. Many times families become distant when certain loved ones pass away and the absence of these central figures reveal just how much their love, generosity, and concern was the “glue” that held everyone together. We often hear how the world has changed for the worse but maybe it had a lot to do with us being so young that we paid no attention to the news. Or maybe it was because evil had not been so brave to step out from the shadows as it is now. Whatever the case, as we grew

up we were slowly drawn into the worries and anxieties of life and as we became burdened with more responsibilities we gradually drifted away from each other. I wrote a song years ago about how sad it is when families drift apart and there’s a line that says,“Just because life is not the way it used to be – doesn’t mean we can’t do the things we used to do.” How important it is to adapt when individuals are missing or the locations are not the same. May we not allow the “missing pieces” (as precious as they are) to prevent us from actively carrying on the legacy and traditions within our family. It’s sad when children and grandchildren do not even know their own aunts, uncles or cousins and the only time they come together is at a funeral where the atmosphere is awkward and everyone seems like strangers. Children form their own opinions and attitudes from the bonds of family and it is selfish for us to have these wonderful experiences and memories and then pull away from this important foundation just because the situation has changed. Our parents and grandparents were hoping and praying that someone (like us) would keep the family together because they understood that close families provide the love, security, encouragement, stability, and nurturing we all need and long for.

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Samuel Chamberlain Samuel Chamberlain was a natural-born storyteller. Drawing on his time as a soldier and adventurer, Chamberlain’s watercolors and manuscript live on today as celebrated pieces of Texan art. Samuel Emery Chamberlain, soldier, adventurer, and artist, was born in Centre Harbour, New Hampshire, on November 27, 1829, and moved with his family to Boston at an early age. In 1844 he ran away to Illinois. On June 12, 1846, a month after the outbreak of the Mexican War, he joined the Alton Guards of the Second Illinois Volunteer Regiment, bound for Texas. When he reached San Antonio, he transferred to the First United States Dragoons of the regular army. After a number of misadventures in San Antonio, Chamberlain left that city with Gen. John E. Wool’s corps bound for Mexico. He was fascinated with the Texas Rangers so much so that he claimed to have been with them in the battle of Monterrey, which had already taken place before he left San Antonio. Chamberlain did, however, have many rollicking adventures with the Rangers in Mexico—fighting guerillas, drinking in cantinas, and having countless love affairs with Mexican women. He also participated in and painted numerous pictures of the battle of Buena Vista. On March 22, 1849, he was listed as a deserter from the First Dragoons. He was back in Boston by 1854 and married Mary Keith on July 4, 1855; they had three children. Chamberlain touched Texas in several other ways. He rode with the notorious Texas scalp-hunter John Joel Glanton all over the northern Mexican frontier. In the Civil War he rose to brevet brigadier general and took the Fifth Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry to Clarksville, near the mouth of the Rio Grande, after the war had ended. An extraordinary collection of 147 Mexican War watercolors by Chamberlain is owned by the San Jacinto Battlefield Museum. The pictures form a version of Chamberlain’s unpublished masterpiece recounting his adventures in Texas, Mexico, Arizona, and California during and after the Mexican War. A brilliantly illuminated manuscript, part fact and part fiction, on which he worked all through the latter half of his life, My Confession: the Recollections of a Rogue (published in 1956), is perhaps the most vivid, revealing, earthy account of the life of an enlisted soldier in the war with Mexico. Chamberlain died on November 10, 1908.


BACK TO BASICS.... M I D S U M M E R D I N N E R S It’s always difficult to find new meals when the heat of mid-summer rolls around, and a full house every evening keeps you hopping! Here are some easy, different, and delicious meals for a summer evening. Happy Cooking!

Chipotle-Maple Chicken Thighs

1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons dry mustard divided 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder divided 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons molasses 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chili peppers 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice Lime wedges (optional) In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, brown sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, chili powder and black pepper. Sprinkle and pat mixture evenly on both sides of chicken thighs. Chill, covered, for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine ketchup, maple syrup, molasses, chipotle peppers, Worcestershire sauce and the remaining 1 teaspoon dry mustard and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Arrange chicken on a lightly oiled grill rack, cover grill, and cook 4 minutes. Flip and cook 4 minutes more. Stir lime juice into sauce. Brush chicken with some of the sauce, flip and cook 1 minute. Brush sauce on the second side, flip and cook 1 minute more, or until done (170 degrees). Remove from grill; let rest 5 minutes. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing, if desired.

Mustardy Grilled Corn and Sausage Kabobs 2 large ears sweet corn cut into 2-inch pieces (about 8) 1 large green sweet pepper cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 14 - ounce package kielbasa, cut into 12 pieces 1/3 cup bottled Italian salad dressing 1 tablespoon yellow mustard Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Thread corn, kielbasa and sweet peppers on 4 long metal skewers. In a small bowl, whisk together Italian dressing and mustard; brush some of the mixture on the kabobs before grilling. Grill, covered, directly over medium- to medium-high heat for 8 to 12 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with remaining dressing mixture, until vegetables are tender and charred.

Pineapple-Chicken Stir-Fry

1 medium red onion halved lengthwise and sliced 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 3/4 cup thin, bite-size strips zucchini 3/4 cup trimmed fresh pea pods, tips and strings removed 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (12 ounces total), cut into thin bite-size strips 1 cup fresh pineapple cubes 3 tablespoons bottled stir-fry sauce

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Brown rice (optional) Fresh pineapple wedges (optional) In a wok or large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry red onion in hot oil for 2 minutes. Add zucchini and pea pods. Stir-fry for 2 minutes more. Remove mixture from wok. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to hot wok. Add chicken. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Return onion mixture to wok. Add pineapple and stir-fry sauce. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until heated through. If desired, serve over brown rice with fresh pineapple wedges. Variation-For an easy substitute, switch the chicken for thinly sliced boneless pork or peeled, deveined medium shrimp.

Southwestern Corn and Roast Beef Wraps

2 ears sweet corn, husks and silk removed 1 teaspoon olive oil 3/4 cup jalapeno-flavor cream cheese spread 6 9 - 10 - inches flour tortillas (burrito size) 12 ounces thinly sliced cooked roast beef 1 ripe medium avocado, sliced 1 large tomato sliced and cut into strips 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced Preheat grill or large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush corn with olive oil. Cook corn directly on grill rack or in hot skillet for 8 to 12 minutes, turning as it browns and lowering heat as needed until corn is tender with charring in spots. Cool slightly; cut kernels from cobs. Spread 2 tablespoons cream cheese on one side of each tortilla to within 1/2 inch of edge; arrange beef slices to cover. Place the grilled corn kernels, avocado, tomato and red onion in a 3-inch strip along one edge of each tortilla. Fold in sides and roll up. Cut in half to serve.

Sloppy Joes with Variations

1 pound lean ground beef or ground pork 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 small) 1 8 - ounce can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons water 1 -1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt Dash of bottled hot pepper sauce 6 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted In a large skillet cook beef, onion, and sweet pepper until meat is brown and vegetables are tender, stirring to break up any meat. Drain off fat. Stir tomato sauce, the water, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and hot pepper sauce into beef mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on rolls. Variation-Pizza Joes: Prepare as above, except substitute one 14-ounce jar pizza sauce for the tomato sauce, water, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and hot pepper sauce. Add 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni. Serve on toasted rolls with slices of mozzarella cheese. Variation-Tex-Mex Joes: Prepare as above, except add 1/2 cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn and 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce with the tomato sauce. Serve on toasted rolls with slices of cheddar or pepper Jack cheese. (This mixture also makes a great taco filling.) Variation-Veggie Joes: Prepare as above, except omit ground beef. Cook onion and sweet pepper in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil over medium heat until tender. Add 2 cups cooked brown rice; one 15- to 16-ounce can red kidney beans (rinsed and drained) and 1/2 cup shredded carrot with tomato sauce.

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Texas health officials are warning about an outbreak of illnesses caused by the parasite Cyclospora. The health department says there have been 56 cases since May, including four cases in Harris County. According to, the particular parasite is found in places with unhealthy water conditions. When people eat produce grown with such water, the parasite gets transmitted. “We don’t have that type of problem in the United States, but what we do have, unfortunately, is sometimes importation of fruits and vegetables from those areas can contain this parasite,” Jonathan Ford, an emergency medicine physician with Hendrick Hospital, said in an interview. So, what can you do to protect yourself? Washing your food is always advisable, no matter what, but this parasite can only really be killed by cooking your food. Symptoms of an infection include fatigue, weakness, watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps. If you have any of these, see your doctor. As of now, officials are still trying to zero in on the source of the infected produce. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services said it is investigating after dozens of cases. TEXAS health officials sounded the alarm after Cyclospora parasite infections. THAILAND-Thailand cave rescue: 4 boys successfully rescued from cave. Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted at least four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach, officials said. The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach

became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game. Monsoon flooding cut off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days. The California tunnel company run by Elon Musk has four engineers who are “offering support in any way the government deems useful.” Musk tweeted early Saturday that he was working with a team from his SpaceX rocket company to build a “tiny, kid-size submarine” to transport the children. But Saturday night, he tweeted that the cave was now closed for the rescue by divers. “Will continue testing in LA in case needed later or somewhere else in the future,” he wrote. Musk says the sub would be light enough to be carried by two divers and small enough to get through narrow cave gaps.

By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

US HEALTHCARE-On Saturday another potential blow to the Affordable Care Act -- the freezing of risk-adjustment payments that help stabilize insurance pools in the marketplace. The news comes in the wake of a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in New Mexico which says the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment program is legally flawed. The suit brought forward in New Mexico argued that the current formula potentially favors larger insurance companies. Now, the government is pinning its decision to put payments on hold on the fact the litigation has yet to be resolved. The CMS makes risk-adjustment payments to insurers to help encourage them to participate in the marketplace and offset the costs of enrolling more expensive -- high risk -people in insurance pools. CHICAGO (WLS) - The violence plaguing Chicago made international headlines Wednesday, after a bloody Fourth of July weekend. Of the 102 people shot since Friday night, 15 have died. Police said most of the shootings happened Monday night on the South and West sides of the city. “You just destroyed somebody’s family,” one of the victim’s relatives, John Davis, said. His uncle, 56-year-old Tyrone Burdine, was fatally shot Tuesday evening in front of his home, with children narrowly escaping

the gunfire. TEXAS mother shoots man attempting to steal car with kids inside. A young mother in Texas ran briefly into a gas station’s convenience store, leaving her children in the car. When she returned, a stranger was behind the wheel. After yelling at him to stop, the woman pulled a gun from the glove box and shot him in the head. The man, who is facing criminal charges, is in serious but stable condition. AUSTIN-In the earliest hours of the Fourth of July, Austin police received a 911 call about an escalating argument on the southeast side of the Texas city. A man was pointing a gun at the head of another man in the parking lot of an apartment complex, the caller said. Jason Roche, 41, was apparently upset that 19year-old Devonte Ortiz was setting off fireworks with his friends at their apartment complex, according to a copy of an arrest affidavit. By the time police

summer break. In fact, a 2017 Brookings study found that on average, students’ achievement scores declined over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year learning. The decline varies between subjects and ages, but the extent of loss is far greater

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arrived around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, it was too late: Ortiz had been shot, authorities said. He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Roche told police he had asked Ortiz and his friends to stop shooting off fireworks earlier that night, the affidavit stated. When they didn’t, Roche said he confronted the group a second time — then shot Ortiz after he said the teenager also reached for a gun, police said. It was a matter of self-defense. However, police would later review cellphone videos taken at the scene and discovered they told a different story.

Encouraging a TX-23 Summer Reading Surge of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. Reading is fundamental for folks to earn an education, find a job and make a life for themselves. Fortunately, if you are reading this, you’re likely not among the nearly 20% of adults in Texas who are at the lowest literacy level. However, you have an important role to play to ensure that our kids don’t slip into the summer slide, a nationwide trend showing that many students start the new academic year with lower reading skills than at the beginning of


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Hurd on the Hill: Preventing the Summer Slide When I was in grade school, at least one teacher always had a sign in the classroom that said “reading is fundamental.” This is as true now as it was then. Learning how to read is a fundamental skill that can determine the course of one’s life. But you don’t have to take my word for it – the statistics speak for themselves. According to the Children’s Literacy Foundation, students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school. As you might imagine, those at the lowest literacy levels have a higher rate of unemployment and earn lower wages than average. In addition, a staggering 75 percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate. Beyond the obvious social devastation, low literacy costs the U.S. at least $225 billion every single year in nonproductivity in the workforce, crime and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment. To make matters worse, the problem is cyclical. Children that have parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance

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among lower income students. Overall, the summer slide can perpetuate years of unnecessary hardship for the next generation of Americans. Together, it’s our job to change this trend so that every student in South and West Texas has a chance for success. That’s why I’m challenging parents and teachers from San Antonio to El Paso to encourage students to take on the TX-23 Summer Reading Surge and read five books this summer before school starts back up in the fall. There are plenty of ways to keep kids on track with their reading while enjoying a nice summer with your family. For example, our public libraries offer invaluable resources for learning at all ages. Especially in this summer heat, our kids can travel around the world, to space, and to any land they can imagine just by turning a page. What are you and your family reading this summer? I want to know. I encourage you to post your summer reading list on social media with the hashtag #SummerReadingSurge and be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube at @HurdontheHill.


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Come see this beautiful home on 5 acres in the Ridge! Great open floor plan, three bedrooms three baths with outstanding views of the Frio Canyon. High ceilings, top of the line appliances and counter tops, outdoor kitchen area with inground pool and hot tub. The home is surrounded by huge Oaks that give it a high degree of privacy, yet with an astounding view. This property is not currently in a rental pool, but it could be if you want it too. This one is too beautiful for words, you must see it, so call us today! We can make it happen. $689,900 Four Bedroom four bath river front home located in the popular Frio Pecan Farm. Home is a good money maker and is in like new condition. Open floor plan concept with great room. Huge deck overlooking the river. $439,000. River front home in Rivertree! Three-bedroom, two bath home on 4.38 acres on the Frio River. $459,000. Three bed-room 2 bath riverfront home on the Frio River. Four decks to choose from when you want to drink coffee and listen to the river. $398,000. PRICE REDUCED!!! This is turnkey, and ready for you! Approximately 176 feet of river frontage and a home in Frio River Place. Beautiful cypress lined private swimming hole in addition to subdivision park, three bedrooms and three full baths in main house, with guest quarters complete with a full bath. Lots of storage space, huge covered patio to watch the sun go down over the river, black top frontage. Close to Garner, Con Can, and Leakey, yet quiet and peaceful. $549,900. PRICE REDUCED!!! Three bed-room two bath home with approximately 2,223 square feet, on 45 acres, close to town, yet private. Other improvements include a large barn. $499,000. Two bed-room one bath home in Leakey, located on corner lot and walking distance to schools. $115,000.

Dub Suttle GRI - Broker Kathy Suttle GRI, - Associate Broker Fred McNiel GRI, - Associate Sterlin Boyce - Associate Doug Smith GRI,- Associate 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!

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

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Specialty Meats, Prepared Foods, Fresh Produce, Beer/Wine, Full Coffee and Ice Cream Bars, Gummy Bear Bar, Home Goods, Decor, Picnic, Gifts, Deer Corn/Feed, Hunting/Fishing License!



• Fresh Cut Steaks • Fresh Ground Beef • Deli Meats • Camping Supplies

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

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

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July 11 2018  

Tri-Canyon’s ONLY weekly newspaper, Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia, Barksdale, Concan, Nueces River, Frio River, Sabinal River, Frio Can...

July 11 2018  

Tri-Canyon’s ONLY weekly newspaper, Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia, Barksdale, Concan, Nueces River, Frio River, Sabinal River, Frio Can...