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June 12, 2013 Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper!


by Julie Becker


photo by Megan Wiggins


............................ Page 2 Real County Junior Horse Club Thursday June 13th Playday CANCELLED due to wind damage at arena

Whartons Paved Way to Kerr Before Camp Verde’s Camels Roamed

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On Sunday afternoon about six black clouds rolled into the canyon and a wind storm followed. Radar showed some activity but I like most was not sure it would reach the canyon. However, it did and with a vengeance. Real County Sheriff’s Office said they received no reports of injuries. TxDot

workers were out in force clearing roads of debris and closing roads for downed power lines. The Leakey Volunteer Fire Department was also out securing areas as well. Many residents reported power outages lasting for hours. The official rain total was 1.70 inches for June. This awesome photo was

captured just before the storm arrived in the canyon. Downed power lines, missing roofs, toppled trees, busted patio furniture were the topic of discussion on Monday, but the rain is always counted as a blessing! Thank you Lord for the rain. more photos on page 13

“100 Books Leakey Girl Scout Troop Recognized for 100 for Planting Flowers at Courthouse Years”

Trey Bates was with Jerry and Betty Jo Bates in Montana lastAugust for a family reunion and made had a great side trip to Glacier National Park. Trey Bates, an official Frio River Guide, took some good lessons from the folks in Glacier National Park!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 830-2325783 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!

Rainwater Revival Awards Grant to Utopia ISD

by Julie Becker

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HOW TO PROTEST ............................ Page 4

Safari Club Hill Country Chapter Continues Local Donations ............................ Page 6

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

Today’s Weather

High: 89° Low: 70°

Pictured LtoR: Real County District/County Clerk Bella Rubio, Real County Commissioners Bryan Shackelford and Manual Rubio, Girl Scout Emery Rocha, Real County Judge Garry Merritt, Girl Scout Leader, Gerilynn Rocha, Real County Attorney Bobby Jack Rushing.

Real County Commissioner’s started their regular monthly meeting on Monday June 10th by giving Girl Scout Troop 7201 rec-

ognition for the landscaping project the girls completed last month (see separate article page 2) Commissioners were

then addressed by the Leakey and Camp Wood Librarians. Mary Forman led the presentation that described for continued page 2

Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Workshop by Billie Franklin

The Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program in our area is under the unbrella of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Several weeks ago, a presentation was given to the Sabinal City Council, offering a series of workshops for persons interested in development in the area. On June 5 from 2 to 6 pm in the Willy De Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, the Uvalde area participants attended the first workshop. Facilitator was S. John Facey and the topic was trust, the first step toward working together. The next workshop will be on Thursday, June 27, from 2 to 6 pm, again in the Willy De Leon Civic Center in Uvalde. If you are want to share with others, are seeking to find answers to questions you might have, or looking for a way to work together, the workshop is open to anyone interested. Call me at 830-988-3258 or 830-261-9053, and I will be glad to share my experience. I encourage you to be a part of the future.

Austin, Texas (June 4, 2013) –Utopia ISD has been awarded a $1,000 grant to support the school’s plan to implement a rainwater harvesting system and educate students about water conservation. The grant, one of three grants awarded to Hill Country Schools, was funded by the auction of professionally designed and painted rain barrels at last year’s Rainwater Revival, a free event that shares rain catchment techniques for all levels of interest. “The innovation and enthusiasm that these schools, through their administrators and teachers, bring to their students is very gratifying,” said Karen Ford, a Hill Country Alliance board member and chair of the annual Rainwater Revival. “These students will learn the importance of water conservation

and that conservation is easy, fun, and a very important thing to do.” Utopia Independent School District will install a rainwater harvesting system and use it to introduce surface and groundwater issues to students across all grade levels. One hundred percent of the student body will be involved in some way in the conservation and catchment program – the agricultural mechanics class will install the catchment system, the environmental science class will consider water sustainability across the campus over time, the senior government class will study Texas ground and surface policy issues, elementary students will be charged with watering the plants and the high school art class will paint the rain barrels. UISD’s interest in developing a green campus began several years ago when it partnered with Keep Utopia Beautiful on a recycling program and last school year the Utopia Garden Club helped the school plant a keyhole garden. The school plans to use its campus as a demonstration project for the larger community. continued page 3

Leakey Historical Tour A Success! by Julie Becker

Second in a set of five, the tour of the Leakey Cemetery, Price Mausoleum, The McLaurin Marker, Ranch Road 336 Construction and the Leinweber Ranch was a huge success. With a crowd of about forty the tour began in the Leakey Floral Cemetery where locals dressed in period costume related stories, history and first person accounts of the cemetery. The crowd moved on to the Price Mausolem for the tale of the family entombed, the construction of the mausoleum (constructed by my grandfather B Buchanan) and a funny story or two! continued on page 5

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ARE OUR SOLDIERS GOING HUNGRY? There are vast amounts of information available on the internet and sometimes it is hard to make sense of it all. I will say as I begin this article, as a native of the Gulf Coastal region of Texas, I have on occasion had to consume MRE’s. They hardly even resemble real food. While they may contain the nutrients and proteins and fats to sustain a man in the field (woman). They are hardly palatable in the American sense of the word. I am beginning to wonder what America even means anymore… I don’t mean to be unpatriotic and please don’t take it that way, however our government does not even remotely resemble a government “of and by the people”. Not today! Our fathers, mothers, sons and daughters are in harms way and OUR government is cutting their food because: 1) Federal financial cut backs or 2) because we are pulling out of Afghanistan.. Is it just me or is that so lame that it does not even deserve consideration as truth by the average American? So black and white what is really happening? The Army has cut hot breakfasts in Afghanistan due to logistics, not budget according to some. Nutritional experts have long said breakfast is the most important meal of the day, On

January 17, Congressman Bruce Braley wrote to Secretary of the Army John McHugh, “I am troubled that the Army would deny any deployed troops three meals per day, regardless of force size,” Braley wrote in the release. “These men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect the very freedoms we cherish. The

exhaustive mental and physical labor that is required by soldiers to fight in harsh and unforgiving conditions is tremendous. We shouldn’t deny our troops something as fundamental as a proper meal.” Army officials note that is simply not the case. Jim Garamone of the American Forces Press Service said the reports

Real County Commissioners Court the court the need and current usage of the libraries in our communities. Real County Judge Garry Merritt acknowledged the need for the facilities and both Merritt and Commissioner Manual Rubio commented favorably on the libraries working together. Carl Esser said the word of the day for Commissioners court was collaboration. Esser followed it up with the new scope of work for the grant funds awarded Real County for additional first time users of the new sewer system. Esser said since the time elements of the sewer system has been moved back, the court would need to redesignate them. The project for a new water tower

for the City of Leakey was first at hand. Esser requested the court give permission for him to submit a new scope of work for the water tower, to be located on Lot 10, in the Springhill Subdivision, provided all requirements are met. Esser will also request an 12 month extension on the project. Commissioners voted in favor of the submission. Commissioners Joe B. Connell and Gene Buckner were not present. Commissioners discussed the burn ban and took no action. (No Burn Ban). Merritt reviewed for the court a previous agenda item regarding the AHMATA Building in Camp Wood. Merritt said the building

surfaced “from a few forward operating bases in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province that are closing or being turned over to Afghan security forces.” I am going to stop here and ask a perfectly sane question…If there are men and women there still fighting…Americans still in harms way…how is it alright

is currently owned by the USDA and he has met with Camp Wood officials regarding the proposed possible purchase and usage of the building. He said consensus was the best use for the building would be a fire station of the Nueces Canyon Fire Department. No action was taken. Commissioners went into executive session to discuss the Bethel Standley lawsuit. When they returned Commissioners voted to allow Merritt to enter into a settlement agreement resolving the prior judgment. Following payment of bills and acceptance of monthly reports the court was adjourned.

by Julie Becker

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in the eyes of our government to stop feeding them? Colonel Joseph Wawro, the commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, said breakfast and the midnight meal are now MRE’s (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) at the affected bases, while lunch and dinner are still served hot. “This has absolutely nothing to do with the national budget and everything to do with our responsible reduction of forces,” Wawro said. Registered dietitian and Captain Christina Deehl said while MREs are not very popular among the troops, they do yield all the nutrients a soldier needs to meet one-third of his or her Military Recommended Daily Allowance (MRDA). “We would never deprive the soldier of adequate nutrition and that’s just all there is to it,” she said. I guess you believe that too, huh? Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan will lose a key daily meal starting Saturday, causing some to forgo a hot breakfast and others to work six-plus hours without refueling on cooked food, according to Marines at the base and Marine Corps officials. The base,

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NEW LEAKEY GIRL SCOUTS WORK TOWARDS WATER CONSERVATION BADGE Last month Girl Scout Troop 7201 began work towards their water conservation badge and community development. The Brownie’s and Daisy’s learned about “zera scape” plants that require very little water. Master Gardner Jim Reed, of Leakey, guided the girls in ways to conserve water while still maintaining a beautiful landscape. The girls cleaned the flower beds and replanted (with the wonderful help of the Frio Canyon Garden Club, who also purchased the plants) the beds with new fresh flowers!

By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

which is located in Afghanistan’s southwestern Helmand Province, flanked by Iran and Pakistan, also will remove its 24-hour sandwich bar. It plans to replace the dishes long offered at midnight with pre-packaged MREs, said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Cliff Gilmore, who has been deployed in Afghanistan since February. While no Marine at Camp Leatherneck agreed to speak on the record, many are privately angry about the hit on base morale. “This boils my skin. One of my entire shifts will go 6.5 hours without a meal. If we need to cut back on money I could come up with 100 other places,” one Leatherneck-based Marine wrote in an email this week to his wife and shared with NBC News. (The Marine declined to speak on the record.) “Instead, we will target the biggest contributor to morale. I must be losing my mind. What is our senior leadership thinking? I just got back from flying my ass off and in a few days, I will not have a meal to replenish me after being away for over 9 hours.” I feel so bad for them. I feel like we have let them down. Are you angry yet? Check out the Back to Basics this week, it will tell you how and what to send. Remember we all have choices…for now…

Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500 NEW LISTING: Concan Country Club. Golf course lots…your choice….just $60,000 NEW LISTING: Tierra Linda in Concan. 1+ ac. lots….your choice…..just $50,000 **Excellent financing offered by First State Bank of Uvalde**These will sell FAST!** Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 Property 002: Gorgeous 4BD/4BA custom home at 482 Camino del Rancho in Concan. High-end finishes on 6+ acs. $699,000 Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 NEWProperty 007: 1570 sq. ft. 3/2 on 5+ acs. Great workshop w/extra living quarters. 435 RR 337 West is a MUST SEE. $196,000 Property 008: Old Town Uvalde! 823 N. Getty St. Charming 2/2 home w/2 guest houses. HUGE REDUCTION $206,000 Property 009 : 134 acs. RR337 West frontage. Great for hunting. Elec. meter. Views. Will divide into 84 and 50 ac. $328,300 REDUCED Property 010: 2.61 ac. lot on county rd. just 2 mi. east of Leakey. Covered w/oaks, city water & elec. avail. Great home base for RV! $69,000 Property 012: Beautiful RIVERFRONT cabin! 2.27 acs. Rentals OK. Huge deck overlooking the Frio, secluded, bunkhouse. $350,000 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: 3BD/2BA on nearly 1⁄2 ac. @ 525 Davis Place in Twin Forks. Beautiful river park and nice, spacious home. $129,000 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 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED Property 023: Cute log cabin on 7+/- acs. Deer Creek Estates. On a seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $140,000 Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $119,000 Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system & elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 030: Rancho Real, 10 ac. of remote land. 4x4 needed. Great hunting or recreational tract. Pretty flat topography. $32,500 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 032: 3/2 Rock House @ 1167 River Road in Concan. Super nice with great loca-

tion, views, in rental pool, furnished. $269,000 Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 3 acs. In Concan fronting Hwy. 127. Just past Neal’s & Frio River. Great Commercial location! $225,000 Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development $7,000 per ac. REDUCED Property 036: Riverfront lot w/water & electric. Huge cypress and oak trees. Very nice! 1.78 acs. $159,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 037: 5.3 ac. in Deer Creek Estates. HUGE oak trees and views. Gated entry & private paved road access. All useable land. $64,500 Property 038: Cozy 2/2 log cabin in Frio Pecan Farm. Managed rentals. Investment property. $175,000 Property 039: Beautiful & spacious 4Bd/3Ba on nearly 1 ac. in Twin Forks. Super floor plan, covered porch, newer constr. $225,000 Property 040: Beautiful rock home. Unique details. River Park. 1620 sq. ft. on 1.24 acs. HUGE trees. Outdoor fp. $259,900 REDUCED Property 041: 25 acs. Hunting property w/well & electricity. Frontage on Hwy. 41. Great location. $95,000 Property 043: 10+ acs. AG EXEMPT! Great homesite. Small tank site, meter pole, RR337 & County Rd. frontage. $105,000 Property 044-046 : Canyon Oaks/Concan lots. River access, elec./ water available. 1ac. to 9+ acs.!!! $42,500 to $85,000 Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 NEWProperty 048: 3BD/2BA nice brick home w/workshop & barn. Emerald Oaks Subdv. 103 Laurel St. $275,000 Property 049:84 acs. Off 337 W. Great hunting property….great price of $1950 per acre! Adjacent property available (See #9) $163,800 Property 050: River access lot w/huge trees! All utilities. Frio River Place. Just steps from the Frio! Owner/Agent $86,000 Property 051: Cute rock 3/2 home on 5+ acs. w/Patterson Creek frontage & no restrictions. Close to town, great views. $279,000 Property 053: 7+ acs. Frio frontage w/large 4/2 DW plus nice barn. $299,000 NEWProperty 054: Palo Verde Ln. Nice 3/2 mfrd. Home on over 1⁄4 acre lot. Oak Trees and fenced yard. $79,900 OWNER WILL FINANCE NEWProperty 055: Two adjacent lots in Emerald Oaks Subdivision. Each lot is 1/2 acre. Very nice area. $22,500 EACH Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 057: 10 ac. in Rancho Real. Flat to rolling. Remote location and rugged access. Small cabin. 4x4 required. $40,000 Property 058: 39 ac. in Rancho Real. Big views and great hunting. 4x4 is a MUST to access this property. $79,960 Property 060: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lot 6+ ACS.w/ Frio Access. $133,140 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED Property 067-070: 15 to 89+ acs. On RR 2748 near Garner. Choose your tract size!! $115,000 to $429,000 OWNER TERMS


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Rainwater Revival Awards Grant to Utopia ISD

Bryan Shackelford

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Dripping Springs Middle School plans to create rainwater harvesting for its “keyhole garden” project that will be spearheaded by the school’s Garden Club. Through composting of cafeteria food, educational programs about finances involved in growing versus purchasing food and development and maintenance of the site, the school expects to involve all 1,100 students, including those in special education classes. Students are expected to learn life cycles, soil content and erosion, mathematics and life skills. The on-going project will be managed by future generations of middle school students in what administrators hope will become the new norm for the campus and its students – recycling, composting, collecting rainwater and gardening. Hill Country Montessori School near Boerne will use the grant to install rainwater-harvesting systems for its native plant and vegetable gardens to help students understand the need to conserve water and

use natural resources wisely. The grant will fund a 3,000-gallon rainwater storage tank that will be painted by students. Funds will also be used to adjust guttering so that children can more easily access the water for the campus’ current and future gardens and orchards. Teachers will integrate the water and conservation theme into all areas of study – math, science, music, languages, art and social studies. Bandera High School received a special grant from the Hill Country Alliance, which sponsors the Rainwater Revival, for students in the drafting and building trades program to evaluate the school’s extensive rainwater harvest system and to develop an information booklet on rainwater catchment, including system schematics, to share with other area schools. HCA applauded the school’s desire to help other schools learn from its program and plan their own water catchment and conservation programs.

Historical Tour Set for June 22

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So you missed the last tour, which by the way, was a big success, you can still have a great historical experience on June 22 when the Centennial Committee leads a caravan South through the environs of Rio Frio. We will convene at the Courthouse Square at 10 a.m., carpool and move South on Hwy. 1120. Stops along the way will include the origin of the Lombardy Ditch, it’s movement South, Bonnie View, Theophilus Watkin’s Home, the Landmark Oak Tree, Ancient Church, the last School House, Rio Frio Cemetery and the Lomardy Ditch Marker. A complimentary picnic under the tree prepared by current residents of the Rio Frio Community, will be served at Carol Hoff’s home which was last owned by Ashley and Laura Bunton whose philanthropy to the Real County Historical Museum is widely recognized. Mark your calendar, make you plans, and join us on June 22. You won’t be disappointed!

TCEQ to Hold Dam Safety Workshops TCEQ is holding a series of one-day workshops around the state for dam owners. The workshops will educate dam owners about state dam safety laws and regulations, dam failure modes and case histories, owner responsibilities/liabilities and security issues, dam operations, maintenance and inspections, and developing and implementing emergency action plans. Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee. Participants will also receive a copy of the Dam Owner and Operator Safety Workshop Participant


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

Manual, and have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with TCEQ dam safety personnel. Early registration cost for the workshop is $49. Workshop hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with registration sign-in beginning at 8:00 a.m. Walk-in and on-site registrations will be accepted. Registration is available online. For questions, please send us an e-mail. June 27, 2013--Tyler Holiday Inn South Broadway July 18, 2013—New Braunfels Civic Convention Center


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LEGAL NOTICE THE STATE OF TEXAS NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you, or your attorney, do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. TO: OSMIN ANTONIO ARGUETA BERMUDEZ, GREETINGS: YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and answer before the Honorable 38TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, Real County, Texas, at the Courthouse of said county in Leakey, Texas, at or before 10:00 clock a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of 20 days from the date of service of this citation, then and there to answer the petition of ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE. WENDY CECIBEL ROMERO, Petitioner filed in said Court on the 15th day of March, 2013 against OSMIN ANTONIO ARGUETA BERMUDEZ, Respondent (s) and said suit being Number 2013-3086-DC on the docket of said Court and entitled IN THE MATTER OF THE MARRIAGE OF WENDY CECIBEL ROMERO AND OSMIN ANTONIO ARGUETA BERMUDEZ, the nature of which suit is a request to: THE COURT GRANT A DIVORCE AND ALL OTHER RELIEF REQUESTED IN THIS PETITION. The court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. Further the Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child?s interest which will be binding upon you. ISSUED AND GIVEN UNDER my hand and seal of said Court at Leakey, Texas, on this the 8th day of May, 2013. Bella A. Rubio, District Clerk 38th Judicial District Court Real County, Texas



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The Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area

Rocksprings, TX Birding, Nature Walks, Day and Motorcycle Tours Tours begin from the Rocksprings Visitors Center 830-683-2287


The Devil’s Sinkhole National Natural Landmark is experiencing a big bat population boom. The landmark, the centerpiece of the 1856-acre Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area is home to Texas’s fourth biggest bat colony estimated as large as 3.8 million bats. Every night during bat season (May through October) hordes of Mexican freetail bats arise from the immense sinkhole, Texas’s fourth deepest cave and largest one-chamber cave. The bats arise in a complicated counter clockwise pattern, a bat tornado. Spectators are able to view this wonder of nature Wednesdays through Sundays by contacting the Rocksprings Visitors Center at 830-683-7645 or The bat tour and the other tours to the state natural area all begin at the Rocksprings Visitors Center and must be guided. The Devil’s Sinkhole Society, a nonprofit Texas Parks and Wildlife friends group, has provided tours to the amazing cave and its beautiful suroundings for twelve years. Day tours, nature walks, and birding tours are currently also available. From August through October, the Society volunteeres will offer morning bat return tours by reservation.


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Gov. Perry Adds Two Issues Perry Adds Transportation to Special Session Call to Special Session Call Gov. Rick Perry expanded the special session call to include: • Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities. • Legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17year-old offender. “The horrors of the national late-term abortion industry are continuing to come to light,

one atrocity at a time. Sadly, some of those same atrocities happen in our own state. In Texas, we value all life, and we’ve worked to cultivate a culture that supports the birth of every child,” Gov. Perry said. “We have an obligation to protect unborn children, and to hold those who peddle these abortions to standards that would minimize the death, disease and pain they cause.”

Perry expanded the special session call to include transportation funding. “Texas’ growing economy and population demand that we take action to address the growing pressure on the transportation network across the state,” Gov. Perry said. “As we enjoy the benefits of a booming economy, we have to build and maintain the roads to ensure we sustain both our economic success and our quality of life.” The special session will now also consider the following issue: • Legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.

HOW TO PROTEST Your most important right as a taxpayer is your right to protest to the appraisal review board (ARB). You may protest if you disagree with any of the appraisal district’s actions concerning your property. You may discuss your objections about your property value, exemptions and special appraisal in a hearing with the ARB, an impartial panel of your fellow citizens. Most appraisal districts will informally review your protest with you to try to resolve your concerns. Check with your district for details. If you lease property and are required by the lease contract to pay the owner’s property taxes, you may appeal the property’s value to the ARB. You may make this appeal only if the property owner does not, however. This appeal right applies to leased land, buildings and personal property. The appraisal district will send the notice of appraised value to the property owner, who is required to send a copy to you. If you appeal, the ARB will send any subsequent notices to you. State law prohibits the Comptroller’s office from advising a taxpayer, appraisal district or appraisal review board about a matter under protest. State law also prohibits the Comptroller from intervening in a protest. What is an ARB? An ARB is a group of citizens authorized to resolve disputes between taxpayers and the appraisal district. The appraisal district’s board of directors appoints ARB members. Harris and Fort Bend counties use a different method to appoint ARB members. Members must be residents of the appraisal district for at least two years to serve. Current officers and employees of the appraisal district, taxing units and the Texas Comptroller’s office may not serve. In counties with populations greater than 100,000, former directors, officers and employees of the appraisal district cannot serve on an ARB. Some other specific Tax Code restrictions also apply. ARB members also must comply with special state laws on conflict of interest. New ARB members must complete a training course and members who continue to serve must complete a continuing education course. All members must receive a certificate of completion from the Comptroller. The ARB hears taxpayer protests. The ARB also hears issues that a taxing unit may challenge about the appraisal district’s actions. In taxpayer protests, it listens to both the taxpayer and the chief appraiser. ARB decisions are binding only for the year in question. ARB hearings begin around May 1. The ARB should complete most of the hearings by July 20. In the largest counties, this deadline may be later. ARB hearings are open to the public. The ARB’s hearing procedures must be posted in a prominent place in the room in which hearings are held. ARBs typically meet at the appraisal office; generally, they do not have their own staffs or offices. However, they may employ legal counsel as provided in the appraisal district budget or

use the services of the county attorney. An appraisal review board may retain an appraiser certified by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board on instruction in valuation methodology if the appraisal district provides for the instruction in the district’s budget. The chief appraiser must publicize annually the right to and methods for protesting before the ARB, in a manner designed to effectively notify all district residents. The ARB will provide for hearing times on evenings or on Saturdays or Sundays. Should you protest? The ARB must base its decisions on evidence. It hears evidence from both the taxpayer and the chief appraiser. Protest issues that an ARB can consider include: • Is the proposed value of your property too high? Ask one of the district’s appraisers to explain the appraisal. Be sure the property description is correct. Are the measurements for your home or business and lot accurate? Gather blueprints, deed records, photographs, a survey or your own measurements to contest the appraiser’s decision. Are there any defects not noted in the district’s survey, such as a cracked foundation or inadequate plumbing? Obtain photographs, statements from builders or independent appraisals. Ask the appraisal district for appraisal records on similar properties in your area. Is there a big difference in their values? This comparison may show that your property wasn’t treated equally. Collect evidence on recent sales of properties similar to yours from neighbors or real estate professionals. Ask the appraisal district for the sales that it used. Consider using an independent appraisal by a real estate appraiser. Insurance records also may be helpful. If you decide to use sales information to support your protest, you should: • obtain documents or sworn statements from the person providing the sales information; • use sales of properties similar to yours in size, age, location and type of construction; • use recent sales. Sales occurring close to Jan. 1 are best; and • weigh the costs of preparing a protest against the potential tax savings. Preparing a protest may not be worth the time and expense if it results in only a small tax savings. If you protest the agricultural value of your farm or ranch, find out how the appraisal district calculated your value. Compare its information with that of local experts on agriculture, such as the county agricultural extension agent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or other recognized agricultural sources. The Comptroller’s Manual for the Appraisal of Agricultural Land may be helpful. • Is your property valued unequally compared with other property in the appraisal district? Determine whether the

property value is closer to market value than other, similar properties. A ratio study or a comparison of a representative sample of properties, appropriately adjusted, for determining the median level of appraisal must be prepared to prove unequal appraisal. Did the chief appraiser deny an exemption? First, find out why the chief appraiser did so. If the chief appraiser denied your homestead exemption, for example, obtain evidence that you owned your home on Jan. 1 and used it as your principal residence on that date. If the chief appraiser denied a homestead exemption for part of the land around your home, show how much land is used as part of your residence. If the chief appraiser denied an aged 65 or older or disabled homestead exemption or a disabled veteran’s exemption, read about the qualifications for exemptions in Frequently Asked Questions – Exemptions. Did the chief appraiser deny agricultural appraisal for your farm or ranch? Find out why the chief appraiser denied your application. Agricultural appraisal laws have specific requirements for property ownership and use. Prove that your property qualifies for special appraisal based on its productivity and intensity of use. Gather your ownership records and management records or obtain information from local agencies that provide services for farmers and ranchers. Did the chief appraiser determine that you took your land out of agricultural use? Is agricultural activity still taking place on your land? If you have taken only part of the land out of agricultural use, you may need to show which parts still qualify. If you are letting land lie fallow, show that the time it has been out of agricultural use is not excessive or is part of a typical crop or livestock rotation process for your county. Do the appraisal records show an incorrect owner? Provide records of deeds or deed transfers to prove ownership. If you acquired the property after Jan. 1, you may protest its value before the protest deadline. The law recognizes both the old and new owners as having an interest in the property’s taxes. Is your property being taxed by the wrong taxing units? An error of this sort often is simply a clerical error. For example, the appraisal records may show your property as located in one school district when it actually is in another. Is your property incorrectly included on the appraisal records? Some kinds of taxable personal property move

from place to place quite regularly. Property is taxed at only one location in Texas. You can protest the inclusion of your property on the appraisal records if it should be taxed at another location in Texas or out of state. Did the chief appraiser or ARB fail to send you a notice that the law requires them to send? A notice is presumed delivered if sent by firstclass mail with a correct name and last known address. In some instances, notices are sent certified mail, and the date of delivery is shown on the return receipt card. The timeliness of communications is determined by the post office cancellation mark. If you rebut this presumption with proof that you did not receive the notice, the appraisal district must prove that it mailed the notice properly. You have the right to a hearing on your property for an improperly mailed notice. You have the right to protest if the chief appraiser or ARB fails to give you a required notice. But unless you disagree with your appraisal, there is no point in protesting such a failure. Make sure that the appraisal district has your correct name and address. You cannot protest failure to give notice if the taxes on your property are delinquent. Before the delinquency date, you must pay a partial amount, usually the amount of taxes that are not in dispute. You may file an oath of inability to pay the undisputed taxes and the ARB will hold a hearing to determine if prepayment would constitute an unreasonable restraint on the property owner’s right of access to the ARB. Is there any other action the appraisal district or ARB took that affects you? You have the right to protest any appraisal district action affecting you and your property. For instance, the chief appraiser may claim your property wasn’t taxed in a previous year. You may protest only those actions that affect your property. How should you protest? The ARB will notify you at least 15 days, based on the notice’s postmark date, in advance of the date, time and place of your hearing. Try to discuss your protest issue with the appraisal office in advance. You may work out a satisfactory solution without appearing before the ARB. If you have not designated an agent to represent you before the ARB, you are entitled to one postponement without showing cause. The ARB may grant additional postponements if you can show reasonable cause. Or, the chief appraiser can agree to a postponement. You must appear at a hearing (in person, by affidavit or through an agent) or you may lose your right to judicial review.

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Leakey Historical Tour A Success!

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On to the marker for the last Indian raid in the Frio Canyon where Linda Kirkpatrick told the crowd the enduring story of hardship and death at the location. Up the road for lunch at the Leinweber Ranch where guests enjoyed a sack lunch and tales of the construction of RR 336 by Norene LaBaume and Lanny Leinweber. Thanks to all who participated in our Centennial Tour and thanks to all the business owners who prepared food and allowed us to visit their locations. Thanks to Suzanne Martin for the pictures!

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Hello ladies and gentleman, my name is Nancy Ann Patterson Leakey. I was born on October 17, 1832 close to Tuscaloosa, Al. My daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was George and my mommaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was Elizabeth. Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s said we needed to find a better life so we moved to Texas in 1841, I was 9 years old at the time. My older brother Newman stayed behind for awhile to work. Newman made friends with a nice young man named John Leakey. John and Newman became fast friends and decided to travel to Texas in 1847 to visit Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. While John was staying with my family we spent a lot of time together and so discovered we had fallen in love. John was a tall handsome man with blue eyes and beautiful dark hair. He was a strikingly figure of a man. I was instantly smitten. John asked that I marry him quite soon and I accepted. John worked while we were in East texas as a brick mason and stockraiser. Life was hard and about to get harder, as we lost our first born child. We had named him William and lost him shortly after he was born. Five years into our marriage my family, the Pattersons and John and I moved to Bexar county, texas, which is now Uvalde County, Texas. I loved John but we endured many a trial. I contracted malaria, and travel was hard for me. While we traveled west we decided to stop at a beautiful location on Cibilo creek. The air was so calming to my sickness we decided to stay a while and plant crops to harvest. My family decided to push on into the Sabinal canyon. It was very sparsely populated in those days and momma said her closest neighbor was well over twenty miles away. Life was hard, but we were determined to make a new life. John and I stayed to harvest the crop and then followed momma and daddy to the Sabinal.

The Indians scared me. I heard the stories and my blood ran cold just to think about it. John would often go on tracking expeditions to hunt for them. On one particular trip John found what I told me was heaven on earth. It was a beautiful canyon with flowing water and huge cypress trees. John said it would be a wonderful place to live. John and I were blessed with a second son whom we named Newman McCollum, but we called him Mack. Times were hard with bouts of drought and so daddy and John experimented with ways to keep the water flowing to crops. John ran into a little legal trouble, which I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care to relate, but suffice it to say we decided to move to the Frio Canyon on daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urging and started a lumber mill. John was very smart and he quickly knew shingles were in short supply so he and a couple of his friends went to harvesting cypress to make them out of. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a house for a while, just me and Mack though so we made due. John worked hard every day and Mack and I moved our little camp wherever he was working. John began our new home and Mack and I were so excited. The Indians tormented us for many years, raiding our house several times before John could get it finished. John felt bound by pride in his new homestead and so he joined the minutemen mounted volunteers to help protect our home and the lives and homes of many others. I missed him

terribly while he was on patrols and so he was discharged from the minutemen after a little over a year of service. John was determined to finish our new home and finish he did. It was beautiful to Mack and me. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much but it was permanent. I loved my new home, finally a place to call our own. I was in heaven. I still had to cook outdoors but Mack and I kind of made it a game and he loved it. We never wanted for food, deer was plentiful and I loved to fish. I raised a big garden and it produced more than we needed. As I enjoyed my new surroundings I fell to bad luck again when I was bitten by a poisonous snake. John killed one of my chickens and applied it to my wound and repeated this process and I survived. When I could I visited momma and my family. Momma and I spent hours weaving and knitting. John always seemed worried about me and never really left me alone. The Indians raided more often now that more settlers came.

Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business thrived. He got government contracts and hauled loads to several of the nearby forts. I made some new friends among the settlers and whenever the Indians raided they all came running to our home. On one of the worst raids John was injured so badly I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure he would make it. He had nine arrows in him and my heart sank. I nursed him back just as he had done for me several times, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how we made it. On what they now call the Last Indian raid, at the time we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it was the last one though. Katie and her worker boy Allen were killed north of my house about seven miles on the west prong of the Frio. John took the wagon to get their bodies and they are buried right over there. We had heard about a possible Civil war but never dreamed it would really happen. John and daddy hauled provisions for the Confederacy. John again felt led to protect everything we had worked for so he signed up with Theophilus Watkins company of the Texas state troops Home guard. John and I were blessed with a large family and we felt led to return some of our good fortune to our growing community. I lost my boys but my girls are strong women and I am proud of that. John gave land for a school and a township to be established. The town was named for John and became the county seat of Edwards county. We made sure our children had some education. I left this world proud of the life John and I lived. I died in 1917 and am buried right here.

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Saturday the Sabinal Volunteer Fire Department and the Sabinal Band Boosters will benefit from the proceeds earned at this the 48th year of Cypress Day Celebrations. Originally intended to encompass the downtown businesses, it has evolved into a Sabinal homecoming event held at both Veteran’s Memorial Live Oak Park and Horton Park, just north of Sabinal on Ranch Road 187. This year’s events held at Live Oak Veteran’s Memorial Park include a brisket plate sale at noon, a chili cookoff, pie and cake baking contest at 1 pm, 5 K run beginning at 9 am, volleyball tournament, bike run, pic’n and grin’n, performance by the Sabinal bands during the day, Little Mr. and Miss Sabinal Contest with registration at 10:30 am, dance with music by South Texas Revolution beginning at 9 pm. Vendors will also be on hand with all kinds of goodies to sell. At Horton Park, scheduled events include a mutton busting at 5 pm and at 6 pm bull riding will begin. Admission is $8 for anyone over 10 and under 10 admitted free. All money raised will go 50/50 to the Sabinal Volunteer Fire Department and Sabinal Band Boosters.

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I decided to host a tea party in my home last Saturday. The objective was to help my two granddaughters learn the ins and outs of hosting parties. Thus Jacelynn and Brenda Vickers, ages 9 and 8, served up punch and cake to about 20 people, 9 children and the rest adults. I demonstrated to the two girls how to cut cake and serve punch and then I took a back seat. They also learned to ask, “May I take your plate when the party came to a close. I was very proud of all the children, but of course was bursting with pride

at my own special ones. Manners were the rule as mothers and grandmothers helped their own little ones at the party. What a joy and what good memories were created that afternoon. It was a good thing to do and the children will not forget their own special time together.


Today employees are attending a Sysco food show in San Antonio at the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center. There they will sample different foods from many companies, not just Sysco. Therefore, they will be closed only today. Thursday morning, bright and early, they will be open once again.

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sponsor, just to help with travel expenses. If you have a love of basketball, want to help young boys along, contact Jessica at 2792582.

Baseball Benefit

There will be a barbeque plate sale under the Verstuyft building Saturday. Kiolbassa sausage plates, rice, beans, potato salad, and tea will be ready to eat on the grounds or to go. They will also have sausage wraps. There will be a dessert table with goodies for sale and a 50/50 raffle. The benefit is going to sponsor Ryan Reyes, age 12, who has won a ring playing in Somerset with the Laredo Whitesox and at Roundrock playing with Team Yotes of Uvalde at the South Texas Championship Tournament. He has been invited to play with the Laredo Whitesox at the Cecil Feilder Elite World Series in Riverside County, California. The Reyes family is raising money so that he can attend the upcoming event.

Vacation Bible Schools

Boys from La Pryor, Sabinal, and Uvalde with Coach Arturo Trevino have been playing basketball in tournaments held in San Antonio. On June 2 they placed second which allowed them to advance. Their next State Tournament will be held on June 15 and 16 with the Excel Acadamy Basketball League. Following that, there is to be a 3 day tournament July11 through 14 which is a national tournament to be held at the ATT Center. They will be allowed to visit the Spurs locker room and be on court. Depending on their standing, they may qualify to attend the Nationals Out which will be held in Florida. What these boys need is a

At First Baptist this week, the final event on Friday will bring a bouncy house, popcorn, and all the party trimmings. First Christian starts next week and following that is First United Methodist. Both of those events will be held in the morning, 9 am to noon.

Singing at Concan

On June 20 there will be an old fashioned singing at Concan Church of Christ beginning at 7 pm. These people do not need instruments in accompaniment with their voices. They have a long standing history of acapella singing with rich voices. Join them or just go to listen. You will be welcomed.

Safari Club Hill Country Chapter Continues Local Donations submitted by Jan Strauss

June 5, 2013 Kerrville, Texas--- At their annual members meeting, held at the Hill Country Shooting Sports Center, the Texas Hill Country Chapter of Safari Club International presented checks to the Schreiner University Shooting Team, and to Dr. Elizabeth Cary Mungall. The Schreiner Shooting Team received $5,000. This money will be used to support the team members as they compete and travel. Schreiner University’s students have an incredible opportunity to train and compete at the highest levels in clay sport shooting. The Schreiner Shooting Sports Teams, which have been active since 2006, have nine members on their competition team and 30 members on the recreation team. In just over 6 years, the team has established itself as one of the top shooting teams in the country, despite its’ small size. The team is coached by Bill Thomas who has a long career as a competitive shooter. This is THCC’s fifth year of supporting the shooting team. Dr. Mungall received a check in the amount of $4,985. For the past year, Dr. Mungall and her team have been capturing and collaring dama gazelle on a 19,500 acre privately owned ranch in west Texas. Dr. Mungall’s objective is to promote herd growth by studying the range size and patterns of the species. Dr. Susan Cooper, and her technicians from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, captured, and attached radio collars to 5 gazelle. The gazelles’ movements have been monitored, allowing Dr. Mungall to determine how much territory is needed to stop the killing of the younger males by the older males so the gazelles can be more successfully raised and released both on private property, and in the wild. The Second Ark Foundation and the Exotic Wildlife Association have been interested in the study of dama gazelles because this species has been particularly hard to establish as exotics. Dr. Mungall’s study will be completed this year.

Schreiner Shooting Coach Bill Thomas, Caitlin Weinheimer (former National Shooting Champion from Schreiner), Patty Curnutte, President THCC

Conservation depends on participation in hunting and shooting sports, which together generate most of the revenue for wildlife habitat, management, law enforcement and research in America. THCC is proud to support this heritage through donations that encourage and support students with interests in outdoor sports and lifestyles. THCC is also proud to support, for the second year, the research objectives of Dr. Mungall and the programs’ impact on successful breeding of this exotic species in Texas. To learn more about

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Whartons Paved Way to Kerr Before Camp Verde’s “Treating your family like our family since 2007” Camels Roamed By Irene Van Winkle

It’s off the beaten path and small, but Wharton Cemetery is replete from the Guadalupe River. The camp was named for a Methodist with history. preacher, who conducted religious meetings. Tucked away on Wharton Road (off Hwy. 173 west of Center Point), “Horses, according to the 90-year-old pioneer, could smell camels it was founded in 1870 when Indians killed a man on the Wharton a long distance away, and frequently showed signs of alarm at the farm. The Whartons buried him under a large oak tree, but without approach of the tawny, lumbering, humpback animals. When several identification, his name was never learned. The first known person of the camels came one Sabbath to Camp Ives bringing officers’ buried there was William Watson Wharton. wives from Camp Verde, the horses already hitched around the arbor Barely two dozen graves exist, old and new, but as one of the county’s became so frightened and unruly that the minister had to suspend his oldest cemeteries, unlocking its secrets yields rewarding treasures. preaching until the women had dismounted and the horses had been In 1857, just one year after Kerr County was founded, pioneers Wil- calmed.” liam W. Wharton (1799-1871) and his wife, Thankful Rankin (1804- David’s brothers served in the Confederate forces during the war, but 1885), arrived from McNairy County, Tennessee by covered wagon David was too young to fight. He took up freighting from the Hill with their three sons — John Doderidge (1838-1919), William Country all the way to far south in Texas, using teams of six to eight G’laspie (1841 -1919) and David Newton (1846-1938) — in tow. yoked oxen. The story he told was that once when he was turning his They settled on 640 acres, but it was rarely quiet on the frontier — team around in front of the Alamo, his whole rig tipped over. Indian raids, the Civil War. The Whartons witnessed, and contributed “The papers reported the story, but never gave his name,” Susan said, to, a wealth of history in the Hill Country. “but he told the family later that he was the Of the sons, David, in old age, reportedly one driving that wagon.” was the last man living in Kerr County to David freighted shingles to Austin, returning see camels at Camp Verde. He saw Kerrville with flour, salt and coffee. Remarkably, at 16 when it had only 15 houses and shingleyears of age, he hauled cotton from near Bryan making was the main industry. to Brownsville, a trip of three to four weeks One of his descendants who enjoys preservthrough the wilderness. He earned $1 for ing her history is Susan Sublett Ferguson every 100 pounds he delivered, and the $600 who has volumes of photos and historical he made he gave to his mother. In 1863, David information. Her parents were Jesse Julius joined Lt. T. H. Farr’s company of Frontier Sublett (the grandson of another pioneer, Rangers, and also served in the Texas Cavalry. Burkett Foster Sublett and his wife, Sarah At 18 years of age, David went with a group to Brazeal) and Dorothy “Dot” Lee Young the Medina River on a “cow hunt” to retrieve (1916-2005). cattle which had strayed during the winter. He Among her keepsakes are two chairs belongand six men tried to chase a band of Indians ing to her great-grandfather, David. David who stole all but one of their seven horses. The and Susan Hollimon Wharton’s daughter, group tried to track them on foot, but only got Alice (1881-1978), married Tom Young, sores on their feet for their trouble. who were the parents of Susan’s mother, Dot. Susan said the family also helped found the (See April 19, 2007 issue of West Kerr CurCenter Point United Methodist Church. rent for Hollimon story.) She said that two of Three Wharton brothers — John Doderidge, seated, David and Susie had many children, some Dot’s cousins, Ray and Wayne Wharton, live left, William G’laspie, seated right, and David Newton of whom died young: Alice, Pherby Thank— blazed a trail to Kerr County in 1857 by covered ful, Alfred, Oleva, Sidney Lee, Edward in Bandera. wagon with their parents, William Watson Wharton Susan, who lives in Kerrville with husband (1799-1871) and Thankful Rankin (1804-1885), from Rankin, Mollie Belle, William Glaspie II, Edward “Earl,” spent many childhood years McNairy County, Tennessee. The family cemetery Susie Angelina, Gertie and an unnamed in West Kerr County. Both sides of her between Kerrville and Center Point has a historical infant. Sidney married Margaret McDonald, family arrived early in the New World, but marker noting the Whartons’ contributions as pio- a pioneer descendant; Edward wed Cornelia neers. some came sooner. Baker, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Baker “The Whartons were newcomers to America and Elizabeth Peterson. Mollie, who married compared to the Subletts, who came to Virginia in the 1600s,” Susie Garve Taylor, died in the 1918 flu epidemic. said. “The Sublett(e)s were Huguenots who came from France, Although David’s obituary stated that he died at his ranch, in the through Germany, Belgium (or Holland) and England,” Susie said. home that still stands near Lower Turtle Creek, he and his wife had Later some of them dropped the “e” from the end of their surname. moved to 902 Wheless St. in Kerrville in their final years. Later, his William Wharton’s parents, John Wharton and Sallie Rankin, came wife moved in with Alice’s family who had moved to Kerrville from to North Carolina, receiving land grants in 1832. John’s parents, Hunt. Watson and Martha, came from Delaware. “My grandfather stood tall, and never took a drink,” Dot told Ashby. Born in Guilford County, Thankful Rankin was a talented artist. “His brother, Bill drank for him.” Susan said that her grandmother, Alice, owned three miniature Bill was one of Charles A. Schreiner’s first customers when his store watercolor portraits Thankful had painted of herself, her mother and opened on Dec. 24, 1869 in Kerrville, purchasing two quarts of whisher grandfather. She took them to Texas, along with a hand-woven key for $1.50 on credit. In the store ledger, the other entries were coverlet, her father’s will and her grandfather’s obituary. The paint- for $2 from George Hollimon, Sr., for 7-1/2 lbs. of coffee, and $1 in ings are valued as Primitive Art, and were reprinted in a booklet, cash Schreiner paid himself. Bill was Kerr County deputy sheriff for “Windows to the Past,” for an exhibit at the Greensboro Historical 50 years, but attaining the office made for a colorful tale, according Museum in 1982. to Dot: Thankful’s grandfather, Col. Daniel Gillespie (1743-1829), was “Uncle Bill grew up wearing a six-gun. He wore it everywhere and, born in Frederick County, Virginia. He came from the Scottish clan as civilization came to Kerrville, the city council passed an ordiMcPherson of Cluny Castle, built in 1438. Gillespie, or Gillaspie, nance saying you couldn’t wear a six-gun on your hip in town. But are modern forms of the Gaelic name, Gillsprig. There were several Uncle Bill continued to wear one every time he rode in. Now, everyministers in the family and others were prominent in England. In one loved him. He was a decent guy until he stopped off at the saloon America, Daniel’s branch settled in Frederick County, where Daniel and got bombed. Finally, the sheriff had no choice but to arrest Uncle and his brother, John, were born. Bill for wearing a gun. The problem was eventually solved when the Daniel later received a grant in North Carolina from Lord Granville sheriff swore in Uncle Bill as a deputy.” on South Buffalo Creek. In 1769, he married Margaret Hall, and had Bill lived on the Divide and is credited with discovering the Devil’s eight children. He fought in the Revolution, receiving promotions Sinkhole near Rocksprings on his land. He married Lucia Ann for his service in the state militia. He served in the North Carolina Knowlton, but the couple had no children. House of Commons and Senate, attended the congress that drafted The oldest brother, John, married Rachel McCarty in 1866. They had the state’s constitution, and was at the 1789 convention that ratified 13 children, and later moved to Oklahoma. the Federal Constitution. Susan’s mother, Dot, grew up around Hunt, and graduated from its His daughter, Nancy, married George Rankin, and it was their then-high school. However, Dot told Ashby she was born at the old daughter, Thankful, who married William W. Wharton ca. 1835-38. David Wharton home: “Windows to the Past,” cites part of an interview with David, who “Mom and Dad lived up on the Divide, but Mom came here to have told how the family got here: me. We’d use buggies and horses. We didn’t have electricity. We sold “Sometime in October, 1856, when I was 10 years of age, ... (we) left the house and eventually it was owned by a Mrs. Ross. She sold it to McNairy Co., Tenn. in a wagon drawn by three mules and a horse, a couple who wrote out on a check on the spot, then walked out on bound for Kerr Co., Texas. In the wagon was packed our household the front porch and said, ‘The first thing we’ll do is get a bulldozer goods, personal effects ... and enough food to last 2 months ... We and doze down this old house.’ Mrs. Ross said, ‘Oh, no you won’t,’ averaged 18 miles per day, and it took us 50 days to make the trip. and ripped up the check.” Near San Antonio, we met a young man on horseback who stopped Susan said that Dot’s husband, Tom Young, lost his parents when he us and asked us where we were going and we told him ‘Kerr Co.’. and his sister were rather young. He said we would never be able to keep our mules and horses and “He and his sister took off walking from Center Point to find his that we better turn back. (They turned back to DeWitt Co. and rented brother who lived out on the Divide,” Susan said. “Miss Nichols was land.) driving by and saw them. She took them in until the brother could be “We planted 60 acres of corn and we harvested 60 acres of nubbins. notified. Then she offered to raise them.” We were so discouraged we decided to go on to Kerr Co. and brave This might explain why Tom and Alice were buried at Nichols Cemthe depredations of the Indians. This we did going immediately to a etery. Besides Susie, Dot and Jessie’s other children were Dorothy log cabin on the Watson Creek survey ... We spent the first year in Jane “Janie,” Gloria and Mike. clearing land and getting a crop started, and then hauled lumber from “I was born while our parents lived at Camp Rio Vista, where my dad Kerrville to build a house. We all had the surprise of our lives when worked,” Susan said. “Then we were at Cliff Lodge, and then lived mother said we could have a dance to celebrate the opening of our in a cabin owned by Jasper Moore. My mother kept turkeys, and we new home, mother being an old Presbyterian and very religious.” had one gobbler that loved me, but for some reason, hated my uncle, As David grew up, he found work. In a 1980 interview with Houston Herman Sublett.” Post writer, Lynn Ashby, Dot said: Susan was only 6 years old when her grandmother Wharton died, and “He told us once about the time he took care of the camels. During remembered how cold and wet it was on the day of her funeral. She the Civil War he was hired to drive a herd of camels from one place attended Hunt elementary and middle schools and then graduated to another. He didn’t say exactly where.” from Tivy High School, where she met Earl Ferguson. When David turned 90 years of age in 1936, the Kerrville Mountain “In 1966, we moved to Fort Worth, when Earl worked for Bell HeliSun wrote that “Uncle Dave” was “believed to be the only man living copter,” she said. “Then, we moved to Florida in 1971, but only lived who saw the camel pack train at Camp Verde just before and during there eight months, and then came back here. It’s funny — all three the Civil War.” He was also the last living pioneer in Kerr County on of our daughters were born outside Kerr County, and all four of our the Confederate Pension Roll. sons were born in Kerr County.” His wife, Susan Melissa Hollimon, who was just 5 years old by the Their surviving children are daughters Kathy Persol, Josanna Flach, end of the Civil War, also remembered seeing the camels. She and and Bonnie Lannick, and sons Pat, John and Christopher. One son, her parents, George and Phoebe Fincher Hollimon, came to Kerr Wade Clayton, passed away nearly 20 years ago. County from Tennessee in 1860. She was born on the way in Burnet A note is warranted about Ray Wharton’s accomplishments. He garCounty, six weeks before they got here. nered top titles as a calf roper, such as Rodeo Cowboy Association’s The Fort Worth Star Telegram listed David on its Centennial Honor World Champion in 1956. In 1995, by a Texas Senate Resolution, he Roll in 1936. 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O B I T U A R I E S (December 26, 1941 – May 21, 2013)

Johnnie V. Chandler Boaz

(June 7th, 1963 - June 6th, 2013)

Eluteria (Lucy) De Leon Tobar

Gerald Anderson Hodge went to be with his Heavenly Father on May 21, 2013, at his home in Leakey. He was born December 26, 1941, to Douglas and Edna Hodge in Streetman, Texas. He was a member of the National Guard and worked for Shell Oil Company for thirty years. Thirteen of those years with Shell Oil Company he was on an off – shore rig in Cameroon, West Africa. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Frio Canyon Garden Club. He loved to fish and was an avid Gardner. He became a Master Gardner in 2002 in Montgomery County. Gerald married Sandra Jones on February 5, 1966, in Leakey. He and Sandra lived in Willis, Texas from 1969 – 2007. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sandra Hodge. They had two sons, David Hodge and wife Heather and their children, Megan and Brian of Bartlett, Illinois and Paul Hodge and wife Rebecca and their four children, McKaela, Samantha, Maddigan and Scout all of Houston. He is survived by brother, Darryl Hodge and wife Linda of Streetman, Texas; sisters, Sue Story and husband James and Marsha Hays and husband Sonny both of Corsican, Texas. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Ben Jones and wife Patsy of Leakey. Numerous nephews and two nieces also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Edna Hodge and a sister, Leyton Ward. The family would like to thank the caregivers that made it possible for him to remain at home: Linda Hortness (his keeper), Dorothy Edmonds, Nancy De Leon, Tina Salazar, and Tonya Canales. The family would also like to thank the staff of Hospice Uvalde and the wonderful care given by Lupe Cruz, Angelica, Oliva, Dr. Shudde, and Dr. Sosa. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Leakey, Texas, with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Methodist Church Leakey, P.O. Box 417, Leakey, TX 78873, Frio Canyon Garden Club, P.O. Box 872, Leakey, Texas 78873, and Hospice of Uvalde, 124 Royal Lane, Uvalde, Texas 78801 or a charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralho Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

Johnnie V. Chandler Boaz, at the age of 49 went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 06th, 2013 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was born on June 7th, 1963, the daughter of John H. Chandler and Janie Perkins Chandler. Johnnie was known to all who loved her as MeJohn. She worked for New Method Cleaners in Rockport, TX for 10 years and was loved by all her customers and fellow co-workers. Johnnie was always one to get the day started with a smile, a laugh and a joke. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Matthew Boaz of Rockport, TX, son, Dallas Lopez of Aransas Pass, TX; mother Janie Barbree of Leakey, TX,; father and mother in-law John and Patricia Boaz of Maryville, TN; brother John Chandler and Sylvia of Aransas Pass, TX, Mike and Tushana Boaz of Walker, LA, Tony (Debbie) Boaz of Port Orchard, WA; Duane (Kathy) Boaz of Mt. Vernon WA; Andrew (Kim) Boaz of Seabrook, TX; sisters Jan Tolleson O’Neal of Leakey, TX, and Joanna Rollins of Lucedale MS,; nieces, Jennifer (Ken) Manchester, Shawna (Brandon) Howell, Alesha (Wes) Nix and Faith Chandler, nephews, Timothy (TJ) Rollins, Kevin Rollins and Billy Tolleson, great nieces, Brooke and Audrey Howell, Kacey and Addison Tolleson and great nephew Tyler Nix and her number 1 cousin and best friend Debbie Newberry of Rockport, TX along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service honoring Johnnie will be held at 2:00 p.m. on June 22, 2013 at the Charles Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Rockport, TX In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor of Johnnie Boaz. Arrangements are under the personal care of Victoria Mortuary & Cremation Services.

Eluteria (Lucy) De Leon Tobar, age 85 of Camp Wood, Texas went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, June 7, 2013, at her home in Camp Wood. She was born on May 7, 1928, in Montell, Texas to Guadalupe and Rafaela Carabajal De Leon. She is survived by her children, Domingo Tobar and wife Rosa of Camp Wood, TX, Anita Garza of Marble Falls, TX, Pedro Tobar, Jr. and wife Eva of Grand Rapids, Michigan; grandchildren, Domingo Tobar, Jr., Zach Tobar, Antonia Garza Ortiz, Jesse Tobar, Lucy Shomin; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Grayson Tobar, Angel, Jr., German, Reina, and Jairo Ortiz, Emilio, Aidan, and Alena Tobar, Taylor, Teagan, and Trajan Shomin and Hannah Tobar. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Amada Diaz, Modesta Alvarez, LeRoy De Leon, Felix De Leon, Paulita Moncivaiz, Lupe Falcon, Ray De Leon, Maria Aguero, Guadalupe De Leon, Jr., Teodoro De Leon, Yolanda Aguero, and Gloria Hernandez; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe and Rafaela De Leon; husband, Pedro Tobar, Sr.; granddaughter, Priscilla Tobar; brother, Cruz De Leon; and sister, Tomasa Mendoza. Pallbearers include Angel Ortiz, Jr., Herman Ortiz, Zach Tobar, Freddy Falcon, David Falcon, and Chano Falcon, Jr. Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held Monday and Tuesday, June 10th and 11th, 7 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Camp Wood, Texas, with Father Sady Santana officiating. Committal followed at 2:00 the Rio Frio Cemetery in Rio Frio, Texas. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonf Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, Texas.

Gerald (Jerry) Anderson Hodge

(May 7, 1928 – June 7, 2013)

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GRANNY’S KITCHEN Back to Basics....FEED A SOLDIER Any says Freedom isn’t free…just ask any soldier… ( I am giving you the website because there is too much important information to include it all in this article. So for further resource if you have any problem sending you can visit the website for assistance. I am writing this information exactly as it is found on this website. I will be accessing the site and sending what I can. I cannot understand what is happening that our soldiers are being treated this way by our government. Lets make sure they know that WE are not in on it! Just Letters? There is not one thing on this site, or anywhere, that requires you to send stuff. Letters are THE MOST requested thing by these Soldiers. So, all you need do is send a normal letter in a normal envelope with a normal stamp. Good ideas: If you want, put your email address in your letter, many Soldiers can and prefer to reply that way. What to write? Too easy: like you are talking to a friend, because that is what that Soldier is going to be real quick. “Dear Soldier” not “Dear SGT Smith” as on the address. The contact passes the mail out to folks around him or her and when that service member opens the letter it will feel better without the contact’s name on it. For sending care packages…there is an initial problem with the forms from the postal service. It seems that they have to be filled out to the detail to keep your package from being blown up or ransacked before it gets to your soldier. A few bars of scented soap may look like an explosive device to an x-ray… so first be sure to use as many forms as necessary to list in detail what is in your package.

Don’t Mix Food and Non-Food Contents! Do NOT, for ANY reason,

or in ANY amount, include food items in a care package with ANY hygiene items or chemicals of any type. You would not believe how even factory sealed cookies taste when they have lived together in the same package with bath soap for a month in 120 degree heat. Trust me, a good smelling arm pit is a nice thing, but a cookie that tastes like that sweet smelling arm pit…will not improve a Soldier’s morale... Email? We do not release our contact’s email addresses to protect them from being bombarded with junk email. However, many of the troops are asking that you include your email address in your letters and boxes if you would like a reply or thank you. Flat Rate? The cheapest way? As you know, mail is sent by weight. If you send heavy stuff, then the Flat Rate boxes may be the way to go. Remember, you pay postage only to either New York (APO AE or FPO AE) or San Francisco (APO AP or FPO AP) The APO and/or USPS has a theft problem. The scam is someone removing expensive items from packages and resealing the package like nothing happened. Soldiers are actually getting empty boxes! If your package contains an expensive item, insure it! Packages that do not call

by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

attention to themselves (see notes on Customs form next), and are wrapped very well, are less likely to be broken into. It is interesting that there have been no known thefts of insured items. Make sure that YOUR OWN address is also on the box, when you forget to do this, your package will NOT be sent. (security reasons) TIP: When sending by example more expensive stuff like a DVD player, a gameboy or an MP3 player, write “electronic equipment” on the border form....I guess you understand why....DO NOT sent any food in your packet !! . USPS Military Care Packages? All care packages must be addressed to INDIVIDUAL SERVICE MEMBERS as per the Department of Defense. What can’t you send? Basically: Obscene articles (prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc). Firearms. (no kidding...) Any matter depicting nude or semi nude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or nonauthorized political materials. Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith. Items for the personal use of the addressee are permissible. Pork or pork by-products. Check the USPS site for exact information. The most often asked question is “When is the deadline to send things?” The answer is simple, there isn’t any. It takes about 10-14 days for a package to go Priority from Maryland to Iraq. Who knows what will happen tomorrow? It IS a war zone. As long as an address is posted, it is current. If a Soldier’s name disappears, and you sent them something, don’t worry as we try our best to work in the 2 week lag time for the mail. All of our addresses belong to real Soldiers with the addition of an attention line, which is completely legal. The real Soldier is aware of and volunteered for this program, and uses the attention line as notification of what the package is for. Things to send: AA-cell alkaline batteries, Aspirin, Baby powder, Baby wipes, Baseball caps, Batteries (all sizes), Beef jerky/Slim Jims, Books. Breath mints, Cds, Condiments, Dental floss, Deodorant, Dry soup, DVDs, Electrolyte replacement drink mix, Eye drops/wash, Foot powder, Gameboy/PS2/DS games, Gum, Handheld games Holiday or seasonal decorations, Hot Chocolate packets, International phone card, Kleenex, Laundry detergent, Lip balm, Lotion, Magazines, Mouthwash, MP3 players, Newspapers, Pen, paper, envelopes, Phone cards, Pillow, Playing cards, Popcorn, Portable CD players w/ headphones, Pre-paid Phone Card, Protein powders / protein bars, Qtips, Seasoning Salt, Sheets / blankets, Socks, Sunflower seeds, Sunglasses Sunscreen, Toilet paper, Toiletries, Toothpaste/toothbrush and T-Shirts. This is just an overall list. Please be creative. We can help them to know that someone still cares and they are not alone…Read more:

PIONEER REAL ESTATE Shirley Shandley, Broker

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· New Listing! 7.35 AC scenic homesite, water meter, elect., cabin $89,500 · #75 – 500 AC+/- Axis & Whitetail Deer, good accommodations, blinds, feeders $1,082,396 · #1 New Listing! 6.73 AC MOL, access Nueces River & flowing springs, 3-4 BD/2 BA Home, Lg. barn $579,000 · #7 New Listing! 3 BD/2 BA Manf. Home in Leakey, RCAD 1600 sq. ft, out bldg., garden area, pens, 1.095 AC $80’s · #93 Both sides Frio River, 33.37 AC, Lg. 2 BD/2 BA LOG home, fireplace, loft, sleeping porch $525,000 · #36 – 9.3 AC Hillside homesite, gated comm., water & elect. avail. $111,600 · #92 - 59 AC Box Canyon end of road privacy, 2 homes, rock patio, minutes to Leakey $575,000 · #88 - 3/2 home overlooking Frio River, cathedral ceiling, fireplace, 2 Lg. desks, 1.36 AC, in Rental Pool $399,500 · #77 - 3 River Access tracts w/3 BD/2 BA home & Frio River Access thru 2 parks $350,000 · #52 Lg. 3 BD/2 BA Brick Home, 1.38 AC w/Frio River Access, separate guest cabin, workshop, nice patio w/rock fountain, Lg. decks under towering trees $289,000 · #30 Commercial Opportunity! 5 AC+/- fronts Hwy 83 & 1120 $265,000 · #91 - 5.23 AC located adjacent Roaring Springs 50 AC spring-fed park, Tract #74. Scenic hillside views $37,000 · #87 - 6.37 AC vacation cabin w/wrap around deck & wonderful views. Enjoy 50 AC spring fed park for swimming, fishing & hiking, gated community $129,000 · #37 Commercial Bldg. adj. Courthouse, 2056 sq ft MOL $375,000 · #85 - 31.72 AC both sides of creek, water well, elect., cabin $325,000 · #45 Frio Riverfront 2 BD/2 BA Home overhanging Frio River, 2 storage bldg. $349,000 · #98 Very Large 3 BD/2 BA Home w/SS appliances, Frio River Access, mult. RV hook-up, 2.1 AC corner tract w/Lg. trees $349,000 · #79 – 92.64 AC, Hunter’s Cabin, riverfront, pasture land, water well $333,504 · #60 Owner Terms 1.385 AC well, Hwy 1120 front, fenced 15% dn 6% Int 10 yrs $80’s · #13 – 3/2 Log Home, Frio River Access, 2.9 AC $289,000 · #2 - 7.236 Acres w/access to Leakey Springs Park, Large 3 BD/2.5 BA Home, RV barn/workshop. Now $279,000 · #70 – 1.2 AC Frio River Place Restricted Homesite w/Frio River Access thru gated comm.. park, use of RV storage $70’s · #46 13 acres +/- hillside 3/2 home, garage, workshop. Ideal for horses & star gazers $249,900

· #68 - 6.5 AC spring & riverfront, small cottage, barn, root cellar, garden $155,000 · #80 - 109 AC+/- Ranch for horse enthusiast, 4/3 1⁄2 Home, swim pool, barn $649,000 · #61 A rare find 200 AC+/-, 3500’ Creekfront MOL, w/springs, 4/3 home, native & exotic game, pecan bottom, barn w/Liv. Quarters $1,650,000 · #6, 8, 30, 37, 47, 71 – 6 Commercial Properties – CK our website · #9 - 5.5 AC Garner Park area, well, elect., lg. shop w/ living quarters, fenced, easy access $152,000 · #54, 62, 67, 74 Four Twin Forks lots w/Frio River Access, water hook-up & elect. avail. $33,000 & up · #20, 21 River Oaks, River Access, gated comm.., water & elect., 2+ AC tracts, owner terms (Owner/Agent) $45,000 each · #4 Frio River Access – Immaculate 2 BD/2 BA Rock Home w/high ceilings, sunroom, fenced yard $325,000 · #3 – 21+ AC 3/3 custom built home features gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops, living room w/FP, guest house, large metal barn/living quarters $689,000 · #18, 35, 57, 82 Valley Vista, water, elect. avail., clubhouse, swim pool, Concan & Garner Park area $41,990 & up · #15 Frio River Access & RV hook-up in park are part of the amenities for this 3 BD/2 BA home on 1 AC w/CA/CH, fireplace, 2 carport with office room $169,500 · #49 – 92.5 AC+/- approx. 1300’ riverfront, cabin w/ kitchen, bath, well, elect. Huge trees $877,610 · #43, 69, 81, 84 Shady Oaks 5+ acres $51,000 & up · #19, 48, 78 – 5+ Acre RIVERFRONT TRACTS N. of Leakey, W. Prong Frio River starting $89,000 · #42 Saddle Mountain Creekfront unimproved tract with water meter, great views $49,500 (Owner/Assoc. Broker) · #63, 64 Shadow Acres 3.58 & 4.5 AC, Hwy 83 front $40’s · #12, 26 RiverTree unimproved tracts w/access to Frio River & RV storage areas · #17, 40, 55 Crown Mt. gated Comm., water hook-ups & elect. avail., 22 acre tracts & up · #24 – 59.47 AC Hwy 55 front, city water, elect. meter, homesite, not in subdivision (Owner/Assoc. Broker) Possible Owner Terms $208,145 · #25, 87 Roaring Springs 5+ Acre tracts, access to springfed 50 acre park for fishing, swimming & hiking. Starting at $33,995 · #76 – 62 AC MOL Log/stone furnished 3/2 home, orchard, ponds, hunting, Wildlife Tax status. Possible Owner Terms $575,000 · #34, 38, 50, 56, 73, 90 Affordable Homes – several to choose from.

For more info – photos, plats, more listings, go to

Pioneer Real Estate Shirley Shandley, Broker 830-232-6422

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Are You Ready??? Here we GOOOOOOO!


Real County Junior Horse Club

It’s time to start thinking about your Centennial float for this year’s once in a life time parade at the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce July Jubilee Parade to be held Saturday morning July 6th. The parade will start at 10 a.m. Listed below are the parade requirements. If you have any questions please contact Julie Becker at 830-232-6294. Thanks and Have A Great Time!! Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce Parade Requirements



June 13 Points/Ribbon June 20th Points/Rodeo Queen Contest June 27th Points/Ribbon July 4th Grand Entry Practice July 11th Points July 18th Points/Ribbon July 25th Points/Awards Night August 1st Rain Out Must participate 5 nights in order to be qualified for Awards Please contact Duke Hohmann, 830-232-5747, for Rodeo Queen Information

Here we are at our Centennial Year and what a year it’s going to be!! The Real County Junior Horse Club is deeply involved in the Centennial Celebration this year, mostly to have our children shine through! We will lead the July Jubilee Parade on July 6th, as always! We have chosen Mrs. Norris Fisher (JoAnn) to be our Grand Marshall this year! We will perform the Grand Entry for both nights of the wildest, edge of your seat Rodeo in South Texas on July 5th and 6th! But before we get to all that we give all we have to providing our children with a wonderful experience of what country life and rodeo are all about. Each year the RCJHC has a full schedule of play days, ribbon nights,

Did you know that having established the two Lipan Apache Missions in the Nueces Canyon, Don Rábago was in a hurry to move back to the San Sabá River. His Presidio there was under pressure of roaming Comanches and their allies. Farming outside the walls was getting too dangerous. Supplies from San Antonio were delayed. He left the new missions without sufficient military protection. The Apaches’ faith in the power of their Spanish ally was at stake. Father Jiménez implored Rábago to solve this problem by approaching the Viceroy in Mexico City (Ciudad de México). Jiménez himself in his capacity as president of the Rio Grande Missions would take care of the supplies for the new Missions that were also delayed. Rábago appointed Lieutenant Manuel Váldez as commander of a total number of 30 soldiers in El Cañon de San José, today’s Nueces Canyon.

Nueces Canyon Junior Horse Club Ride Nights Just Around the Corner The Nueces Canyon Junior Horse Club will begin its summer youth rodeo play days on Friday, June 7th at 8pm at Bruce Park Arena in Camp Wood. Ride nights are scheduled for 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 and 7/12, with a rain-out night scheduled for 7/19. The awards banquet will be Saturday evening, July 20th. Children ages 2-19 are invited to compete in clover-leaf barrel racing, straight barrel racing, pole bending, flag race, goat tying and breakaway steer roping. If your child would like to participate, early registration ($50 per child) will be on Saturday, June 1st from 9-10:30am at the rodeo arena, with late registration ($75 per child) between 6pm and 7pm on the first ride night, 6/7. Participants who can’t make it to the rodeo arena on Saturday morning can sign up with early registration by calling club secretary LaGina Evans @ (830) 591-6465.

Horse Club participants must provide a copy of a current Coggins test for each horse no later than 7pm on the first ride night. Horses will not be allowed into the arena until each horse’s negative Coggins test has been verified. Costs are as follows: $50 per child ride fee (or $75 per child late ride fee); $15 per family concession stand fee; and $5 per person annual membership dues (adults and children), with one adult member required per family. Any child who is interested in participating, but can’t make enough rides to be eligible for awards, is welcome to come when they can, and pay on a per-night basis ($10 per night). If you are interested, but have questions or would like more information, feel free to contact any of our officers or directors. Officers are: Steven Evans, President (830) 279-6480; Trey Williams, Vice-President (830) 279-4592; LaGina Evans, Secretary (830) 591-6465; and Ti Walker, Treasurer (830) 591-3463. Directors are Pete Walker (830) 591-6231; Chris Walker (830) 591-9802; Shawn Luce (830) 2794507; and Garrett Grooms (830) 683-7556.

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For Your Safety and the Success of the Parade 1. Parade line up begins at 8:00 a.m. behind the Leakey School, entering from Mountain Street. 2. No entries will be admitted after 9:15 a.m. 3. All entries must register with parade official and complete the registration form. 4. Motorized entries must be “street legal” unless permission is granted by Sheriff’s Office. 5. Licensed drivers only on any motorized, i.e. combustion engine, powered vehicle. 6. Motorized/Battery operated vehicles must be driven by persons over the age of four (4). 7. Each child under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or family member over the age of eighteen (18). 8. Children six (6) and under must be accompanied by 2 adults. 9. All children entries will be positioned at the beginning of the parade. 10. Extreme caution should be used in distribution of candy. Please throw candy away from the float at the feet of the crowd. 11. All entries should maintain a safe distance from parade on-lookers. 12. No stopping along the parade route, the length of the parade has enlarged to the point we must be off of the main route within one (1) hour. 13. All towed entries must be safety chained to towing vehicle. 14. No alcoholic beverages or drinking of alcoholic beverages before of during the parade. 15. All parade entries must precede in the order assigned and must return to the school parking lot. ( Note: All traffic held up on Highway 83 for the duration of the parade must be allowed to pass before any parade entry departs the school parking lot.) 16. The Chamber strongly recommends wearing of safety helmets. **Entries that do not comply with these rules will not be allowed to participate in future parades.**

By Wolfgang Rosar

Karan Patterson

awards and Queen Contest that provide our youth with an outlet of outdoor activities that form a lasting bond and impression on them for the rest of their lives. This year play day sign ups will take place on June 6th and play days will continue each Thursday night (except during Jubilee) through July 25th. We look forward to a memorable year and want you to know if you have any questions or concerns please contact one of us! President: L.V. Hubbard Vice President: Johnny Hopper Secretary: Julie Becker Treasurer: Helen Hubbard Directors: Beth Manglberger Ruben Guerrero Vincent Becker Ronnie Phillips

***Nueces Canyon Junior Horse Club Time Change*** The Nueces Canyon Junior Horse Club board of directors has unanimously voted to change our start time from 8pm to 7pm for the remainder of our Friday night ride nights this season. Registration for full participation ended on Friday night, but, if your child has been considering participating on a per-night basis, make sure you have them, along with their horse, at the arena between 6 and 6:30pm, so that they will have plenty of time to warm up their horse before our 7pm start time. If you have any questions, feel free to call club president, Steven Evans @ (830) 279-6480 or club secretary, LaGina Evans @ (830) 5916465.


FRIO CANYON RAIN REPORT WEEKLY RAIN TOTALS BROUGHT TO YOU BY LOCAL WEATHERLADY Sept. 2.20 Oct. 3.0 Nov. 1.60 Dec.3.30 2011 total 16.30 inches 2012 Jan. 3.10 Feb. 2.10 Mar. 3.30 April .20 May 10.90 June 0

July 10.50 August 4.50 Sept. 5.20 Oct. .10 November 0 December .40 2013 January 2.0 February .20 March 1.30 April .80 May 5.30 June 1.70



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Big Springs Charter School, an open enrollment charter school near Leakey, is expanding their staff needs for the 2013-2014 school year. We are now accepting applications and resumes for the following positions to begin August 2013: Middle School ELA Teacher Middle School History Teacher Special Education Teacher Special Education Coordinator Bus Driver (drive from Uvalde to Leakey) Each teaching position must hold a current Texas teaching certificate in the subject area being taught, as well as a Special Education Certificate or obtain the Special Education Certificate as soon as possible. Staff transportation is provided from the Uvalde/Leakey and Kerrville/Ingram areas. Competitive salary and TRS benefits. Application is available on the school website: http://www.bigsp Please send resume and application to BSCS, PO Box 399, Leakey, TX 78873; Fax 830-232-4279, or email ahernandez For additional information call 830-232-7101.

EMPLOYMENT NOTICE REAL COUNTY NUTRITION PROGRAM IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF A Cooks Helper/Driver. No experience is required, applicant must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent and a clear criminal history and driving record. Applications may be picked up at the County Treasurer’s Office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. REAL COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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Properties NEW LISTING: 25 acres in Concan Ranch. Good access, water well, the perfect hunting tract! $79,500. NEW LISTING: Cadillac Farms, 244 ac located 2 miles west of Leakey. A little bit of everything, fields, mtns, old ranch house, rustic barn. Fronts on FM 337 with Patterson Creek forming the southern boundary. Abundant wildlife. Call for details. NEW LISTING: Golf Course lots in Con Can Country Club! 1⁄2 acre prime residential sites on golf course and nightly rentals allowed. Take your pick while they last at $60,000. NEW LISTING: Like new double wide in Twin Forks, 3 bedroom 2 bth with approx. 1,848 sf, 2 carport, stg building, huge covered deck to enjoy your coffee. Only $99,900. Call today for a showing. HIDDEN RIVER RANCH: 265 acres with a river running through it. Beautiful open fields and huge Pecan bottoms. Abundant wildlife, improvements include 3 single family residences, horse barns and pens, Indian Mounds. It doesn’t get any better than this one. Call today for a showing. THE RIDGE-Experience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ private access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/BBQ pavilion. Underground utilities, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This 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. Check out our website for current sales! Prices start $87,500 THE RIDGE New construction, 3 bedroom 3 bth, with 2 fireplaces and outdoor kitchen, walking distance to river. Nestled under huge live oaks. Call for a showing today. FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covr’d porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, $172,000 FRIO PECAN FARM 3 bedroom 3 bth home on river front lot. Like new condition with huge deck overlooking the river. Great income potential. Price reduced to $349,000. MOUNTAIN VALLEY Huge 2 story home known as the PLATINUM PALACE, This is one of the

most popular nightly rentals in Concan. Upper and lower decks with outdoor kitchen and firepit. Walking distance to the House Pasture and Concan Country Club. Great income producer! Call for more information. SEVEN BLUFF Like new 2 story home on river just above the crossing at 7 Bluff. It doesn’t get any better than this home and workshop with steps leading down to your deep swimming hole that is lined with huge cypress trees. PRICE REDUCED TO $689,000. Great investment potential. SPRING HILL, 3.22 ac, with ranch style 3b/3ba, two 1/2ba, ,FP, pool with spa, outdoor kitchen and firepit. Owner LREB List $350,000 SPRING HILL-.3.2 acres. Beautiful lot in a gated subdv, city wtr, O.F. terms 10% Dn,7.9% for 15 yrs: List Price $70,000 COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY City lot w/nice dbl-wide & lg accessory bldg. walking dist to school & shpng. Former Day Care, and should be again. Take advantage of owner financing. List $149,000 COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNTY The Feed Lot is waiting for you to take advantage of a great opportunity to get into the restaurant business. Everything you need to get started is ready and waiting. Only $145,000. Bank Financing available to the right buyers. Prop#46-Leakey Hills 38.5 Ac, Co Rd access, barn, cabin, stg shed, well, elec List Price: $140,000 Prop#90/1.19 ac hm site in RiverTree. lot is heavily wooded & at the end of the st between two beautiful homes,. List price: $109,950 Prop#95/10 mi west of Leakey, 20.10 ac hntng tract with abundant wildlife,.beautiful views! Blinds & feeders will convey. List $75,000 Prop#2 Great investment opportunity. 5 income producing cabins on approx. 7 acres with room for more! PRICE REDUCED TO $375,000. Prop#25 Turn key Rodeo arena on 7.35 ac with bleachers, snack bar, etc. $225,000 with owner financing Available. Prop#80 Prettiest swimming hole on Frio River, huge Cypress trees, 5.23 acres, manicured grounds, call for details.

Call or come by our office for a complete list of opportunities that we have available. Or, if you prefer, go to to see everything that we have to offer, including information about the fine folks that are here, waiting to hear from you. Call us today, we’ll make you glad you did.

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Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM NEW LISTING: 26.7 manicured acres, 1BR/1B an acre. $145,000 CONTRACT PENDING! home, 3BR/1B mobile, workshop/storage, separate 3BR/2B rock home in River Tree, access to Frio on bathhouse and restroom, pond, both sides of 2.01 acres $175,000. GREAT BUY! seasonal creek, ag exempt. Amazing views! 3BR/2B log home in River Tree, access to Frio River $334,500. $329,900. NEW LISTING: 24.6 acres on Frio River, 2BR/1B .4 of an acre with access to one mile Frio, all u�li�es. home, rock pa�o, guest house, shed, end of the $25,000. road! $225,000. 2.9 acres, huge Pecans, u�li�es, access to Frio River NEW LISTING: 3BR/3B home on the Frio River, guest in River Tree. $106,000. house, covered pavilion, fire pit, access to 130 acres 1.14 acres on the Frio River and Lombardy Canal! of common area and one mile Frio River. $379,500. $168,000. NEW LISTING: 4.92 acres on the Frio River, good 1.18 acres, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! elevated building sites, electricity close! $99,000. All u�li�es in place, great views! $89,000. NEW LISTING: .4 of an acre with access to the Frio, Several 5 acre tracts with access to lake, creek, deep sep�c and elec. $28,000. CONTRACT PENDING! swimming hole. $38,500 to $40,000. 2BR/2B home on 5.2 acres with Frio River frontage! Cozy cabin on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep $318,000. swimming hole. $129,000. 1BR/1B rock cabin on 29.95, well, elec, and sep�c, 1 acre near Garner, access to Frio River, water amazing views. $300,000. hookup available. $52,900. 3BR/2B home, 3 car garage, guest home, barn, Two adjacent lots with access to the Frio River! workshop on 21 acres! $499,000. $45,000. Each 2/2 Covered mobile on 2 acres covered in Pecans, 8.09 acres, with well, mixed terrain $109,080. access to Frio $129,000. Adjacent 22.6 acres $203,400. Walk to Frio on this 3.27 acres, home, workshop, 50 acres, with Frio River, Bluff Creek , home and outdoor shower/restroom. $299,000. cabin, springs! $595,000. Log home, with workshop, carport, rv shed on .7 of

New! “The Clucker” grilled chicken sandwich Grilled chicken Caesar salad


Monday-Saturday 9a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Open Sunday 10-3


Top: Downtown Leakey during storm (photo by Megan Wiggins), Real Lumber and Building roof blown on top of trailer behind General Store, Large Pecan tree in Ronnie Williams yard, Damage at Camp Liveoak North of Leakey (photo by Joyce Weston)


At the Frio Pecan Farm Pavilion Open: Wednesday - Monday Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Closed Tuesday Dine In or Pick Up * Leakey, Texas

(830) 232-5022

PIZZAS Meat Lover’s, The Work’s, Vegetarian, Ultimate Cheese, Smoky Jo’s BBQ BEER & WINE Wings, Garlic Bread, Hamburger, AVAILABLE Cheeseburger


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

• 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-F 7a.m. - 9p.m. Sat. 8a.m.-9p.m.

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


FUEL • FEED • GROCERIES 608 Hwy. 83 South Leakey, Texas





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

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


TRI CANYON BRANCH WE’RE BACK!!! DOWNTOWN LEAKEY Order your Steak (prime) for Friday and Saturday Night!

Open 11a.m. till 8:30 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday

Senior Discount 15%


157 Hwy. 83 South, Downtown, Leakey, Texas

410 S Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 Ph. 830-232-4553 Of�ice Hours-Lobby Mon-Thu 9:00 to 3:00 Fri 9:00 to 4:30

Tire AND Wheel Connection

Of�ice Hours-Drive-Thru

Mon-Fri 9:00 to 4:30 Sat 9:00 to 12:00 Drive-Up ATM Located at Branch Also located inside Concan General Store U.S. Hwy 83 & Tx. Hwy 127

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

June 12 2013 Edition  

Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia, Barksdale, Texas, Frio, Nueces, River, Fun, Frio River, Nueces River, Texas Hill Country,

June 12 2013 Edition  

Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia, Barksdale, Texas, Frio, Nueces, River, Fun, Frio River, Nueces River, Texas Hill Country,