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June 19, 2013 Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper!


Cool Ways To Enjoy Your Outdoor Spaces Through The Dog Days Of Summer

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Perry Signs Religious Freedoms Bill

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Leinweber Family Stays True To Its Name

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

NEW PIONEERS YOUTH LEADERSHIP CLASS BEGINS submitted by Real County Judge Garry Merritt

Uvalde County and Real County High SchoolStudents Develop Leadership Skills in Summer Camp High school students from Uvalde County and RealCounty began their year-long Pioneers Youth Leadership class with a high-energy 3 day leadership camp at Camp Eaglenear Leakey. The camp focused on four aspects of leadership: attitude, persistence, respect and teamwork. These lessons were reinforced in adventure challenges including a 3,000 foot zip line, cliff rappelling, hiking, and team-building

exercises. The students also worked in large and small groups to define their life passion, set short-term and longterm goals, and improve their communication skills. Beginning in August, the students will plan and implement community development projects in Uvalde County and RealCounty. During the next year, the students will also receive college and financial aid advising, attend a Texas leadership forum in Austin, and participate in a career and professional development

program. “The students in this year’s Pioneers class are impressive,” said Real County Judge Garry Merritt, one of the directors of the program. “Each one of them is committed to improving their community and made great strides this weekend in leadership development. I look forward to working with these students during the next year in making positive changes in Uvalde County and Real County.”

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

Today’s Weather

High: 91° Low: 70°

by Julie Becker

You don’t have to go far, just wear your SHIRT! Lynette Barnes of Leakey, Texas, was captured getting her new sewing machine from the Leakey Post Office! You may recognize Lynette, she is the new Chamber secretary and one heck of a quilter too! If you are planning a trip pick up your T-shirt before you leave! Get yours for only $15 each, we have all sizes. Contact Willis Springfield at 830-232-5783 or come by the Hill Country Herald shop to get yours today. They also have coffee mugs, note cards and Christmas ornaments. Be sure to send in your picture to the Hill Country Herald! Have Fun out there and SPREAD THE WORD!

Water News and River Flows by Joel Pigg, General Manager

I am starting to sound like a broken record but here we go again, depending on what part of the District you live in some of us have received various amounts of rainfall in the last couple of weeks. The amounts vary from location to location but any amount is a good start to getting us past the drought we are currently enduring. In my opinion we are still in the drought even with this rainfall,

we will need the rain to continue or as soon the sweltering “Dog-Days” of summer come upon us, we are going to be in bad shape again. The river crossings are in better shape now then they have been in months and only with continued rainfall will keep them looking good. We are still going to need a big rain during the next month or so to keep the rivers flowing for the duration of the tourist season. continued page 3

Historical Tour Set for June 22 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!


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Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District 2013-2014 School Year Information


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by Julie Becker


The Texas Water Development Board expects, based on the Nueces River Authority’s representations, that no further extensions will be needed. The Authority will be required to provide a briefing on the progress of the project to the TWDB at its regularly scheduled meeting to be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013. This was the statement in a letter directed to the NRA when they requested a project schedule change on February 14, 2013. The TWDB went on to say they recognize the importance of the project in protecting the health and environment of the residents

of the City of Leakey and the surrounding area. The letter also states the TWDB acknowledges as previously discussed that sewage on a school playground is intolerable. The TWDB urged completion of this project in a timely manner and stated for residents to realize the benefits of this project, it is critical the NRA ensures the project progresses quickly and efficiently. In closing the letter states “Barring unforeseen catastrophe, the TWDB will not grant another waiver or extension for this project. The new schedule is as follows:

Engineering Feasibility Report

BEGIN May 14, 2012 COMPLETE Oct. 31, 2013; Environmental BEGIN May 14, 2012 COMPLETE Oct. 31, 2013;

Plans/Specs BEGIN June 1, 2014 COMPLETE Dec. 31, 2014; Procurement/Bidding BEGIN Feb. 1, 2015 COMPLETE June 30, 2015; Construction BEGIN July 1, 2015 COMPLETE Nov. 30, 2016

That’s what Jerry and Debbie Blalock and Kevin and Jessica Blalock, owners of Real Building and Supply said this week. We reported last week the wind storm took the roof off of the concrete shed at the Lumberyard and later that week they were robbed! Last week’s storm took out a section of fencing at the local business and owners were forced to install temporary fencing that

was not strong enough to keep out thieves. The burglar shown above was apprehended within in days and made to return the stolen lumber and tools taken in the robbery. Staying true to their faith the Blalock’s said they are blessed to live in a community that is so caring and stayed on the lookout for suspicious activity and reported it! See the jail register on page 3 for the name of the culprit.

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Perry Releases New Radio Ads Ahead of Business Recruitment Trip AUSTIN - Ahead of his trip to New York, Gov. Rick Perry today released a radio ad that will play on nine stations in New York City and Albany, building on the TV ads airing on cable across Connecticut and New York this week. The governor will travel to Connecticut and New York June 16 through 20 to share the formula for Texas’ successful job creation climate. The week-long, $50,000 radio ad buy will air on WINS,

WCBS, WABC, WOR, WMCA, WNYM, WGY, WGDJ and WHAZ. The TV ads will continue to air on CNBC, FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and the Discovery Channel, among others. Both the radio and TV ads, along with governor’s trip are paid for by TexasOne - no state tax dollars will be used for his travel and accommodations, or for the ad buys. A New York-targeted section has been created on http:

//www.TexasWideOpenForBu to help businesses learn more about the Lone Star State’s low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce. The governor will host receptions in Connecticut and New York for some of the business leaders who contact the Governor’s Office through TexasWideOpenForBusiness.c om while the ads are running. According to the Tax Foundation, Texas is one of the top 10 best state tax climates, while

New York ranks last. Texas has no personal income tax, while New York levies a personal income tax ranging from 4 percent to 8.8 percent. TexasOne is a public-private partnership that markets Texas nationally and internationally as a prime business destination. To view or listen to the ads released this week, please visit http://www.texaswideopenforb Full text of the radio ad is below: The “new” New York sounds a

lot like the “old” New York. Higher taxes. Stifling regulations. Bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp. This is Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and there is a place where opportunity, freedom and innovation are flourishing, and that’s Texas. Our state is number one for business because we have no state income tax, fair and predictable regulations, and lawsuit reforms that keep trial

lawyers out of your pockets so you can grow your business. Texas was ranked #1 for business for the 9th straight year by Chief Executive Magazine, and has added more jobs than any state in the nation over the last five years. If you’re tired of the same old recipe of over-taxation, over-regulation and frivolous litigation, get out before you go broke. Visit TexasWide Texas is calling... your opportunity awaits.

allows students, parents, teachers and administrators the freedom to acknowledge traditional winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah in Texas public schools without fear of litigation or punishment,” Rep. Bohac said. “When I picked up my 6-year-old, first grader from school and found out school districts and teachers felt pressured by political correctness to change the way they refer to ‘Christmas

trees’ and Santa and holiday music, I had enough. HB 308 protects schools and teachers from ridiculous litigation and restores common sense by placing Supreme Court precedent into Texas Law.” “I have heard from many constituents who dislike that it is becoming less culturally acceptable to openly celebrate these holidays in the ways past generations have,” Sen. Nichols said. “To me, this is a matter of helping our teachers and administrators feel safe talking about these holidays at school without fear of legal action being taken against them, and of letting our children know that it’s okay to say ‘Merry Christmas.’”

Gov. Perry Signs Religious Freedoms Bill

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today signed House Bill 308, which allows public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property. The governor was joined by bill author Rep. Dwayne Bohac and sponsor Sen. Robert Nichols for the signing ceremony. “I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state,” Gov. Perry said. “Freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion, and people of faith often feel like they can’t express that faith publicly. HB 308 works to address that by ensuring that people of all faiths are free to

use traditional holiday greetings, and display religious scenes and symbols, even on school property. It ensures freedom of expression where, for many students, teachers and administrators, it’s most important.” HB 308 ensures that adherence to one particular religion is not in practice, but rather allows the freedom of expression toward religious holidays to be a part of our

schools. By allowing teachers to display various holiday symbols associated with certain religions, they are able to edu-

cate students about the history and roots of different religions. “I am proud to have authored the Merry Christmas Bill which

FSA County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 17

(Uvalde, TX), June 18, 2013 –Uvalde-Kinney-Maverick-Real Counties USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Nancy Condit, announced that county committee election nominations began on June 17, 2013. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1, 2013 deadline. Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity and price support programs,

as well as other important federal farm program issues. County committees are comprised of three to 11 members. “County Committees are unique to FSA and are instrumental in all aspects of federal farm program implementation at the local level,” said Condit. Producers may nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations that represent minority and women farmers and ranchers may also nominate candidates. Nominees must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area (LAA) in which the person is a candidate. To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and more information about county committee elections are available online at: “It is important that county com-

mittees are comprised of members who fairly represent the diverse demographics of production agriculture for their community,” said Condit. “All producers, including women, minority and beginning farmers and ranchers are encouraged to participate in the nomination and election process.” Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the local USDA Service Center by close of business on August 1, 2013. FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters beginning Nov. 4. The ballots are due back in the local county office by mail or in person no later than Dec. 2. All newly elected county committee members and alternates will take office January 1, 2014. For more information about county committees, please contact the Uvalde-Kinney-Maverick-Real Counties FSA office at 830-2789197 or visit

NEW PIONEERS YOUTH LEADERSHIP CLASS BEGINS Members of the Uvalde County Pioneers class are Adreanna Zamora, Adrian Estrada, Angela Limones, Benjamin Tomasini, Carly Jimerez, Case Wooton, Celeste Navarro, Courtney Walker, Kenneth Sorrells, Dusty Norbert, Emily Moreno, Ethel Gutierrez, Gage Brown, Jazmin Garza, Jazzmine Jamoner, Jennifer Nguyen, Lauren Rentch,

Matthew Ruiz, Nakita Camacho, Noah Esquivel, Noel Gonzales, and Remington Evans. Members of the Real County Pioneers class are Clair Glass, Joanie Eliot, Lorenzo Rodriguez, Sydney Auld, Danielle Irwin, Dominique Ramirez, Gilbert Gutierrez, Meagan Prather, Nikki Milliorn, Ozzie Watters, and Vanessa Galindo.

FRIO CANYON EMS IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF DRIVERS AND MEDICS If you are interested please contact Diane at 830-232-5299

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“I really enjoyed the leadership program this weekend. I now feel that I can speak to a group that is larger than one,” said Meagan Prather, one of this year’s Pioneers. More information about the Pioneers program is at www.pion


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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report June 9, - June 15, 2013

June 9 - June 15, 2013 Dunklin, John Terrell, 44 W/M, Leakey, Texas, A/O Gass, Assualt Family Household Member With Previous Conviction, $15,000 SuretyBond; Brown, Jimmy Ray, 57 W/M, Camp Wood, Texas, A/O Carr Grand Jury Indictment - Possession Of Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver, $15,000 Surety Bond With Pretrial Release; Morteo, Ralph Isaac, 25 W/M, San Antonio, Texas, A/O Scott Holly-Game Warden, Edwards County, Bexar County Warrant - Violation Of Probation Possession Of Controlled Substance Pg 1 1gram To 4grams, Released To Bexar County; Ritz, Michael Leighton, 19 W/M, Leakey, Texas, A/O Carr, Burglary Of A Building, $10,000 Surety Bond. Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Don Gass, Deputy Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Bryan Shackelford General Contractor

6/09/2013 @ - 1558 responded to Ranch Road 1120 in Leakey for a report of trespassers - 1848 responded to Burditt Ranch Road in Leakey for a residential alarm - 1915 responded to Ranch Road 337 west of Leakey for a business alarm 6/11/2013 @ - 1555 responded to Texas Highway 41 for a motor vehicle accident

- 2315 responded to Walter White Ranch Road in Leakey for a motor vehicle accident 6/13/2013 @ - 052 responded to US Highway 83 South in Leakey for a business alarm 6/15/2013 @ - 2119 responded to Bailey road in Leakey for a disturbance call - 2308 responded to Old Rocksprings in Leakey for a wellness check

Water News and River Flows There is still some debris in the culverts and you should use caution when getting close to the culverts. I might also add that with the concrete around the culverts this is a great habitat for critters that like to sun themselves, so watch for snakes. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor Real and Edwards Counties are still in the Severe (Real County) to Extreme/ Exceptional (Edwards County) levels of drought as of June 11th, 2013. River Flows River flows were taken on the Frio and Nueces Rivers on June 17th with the flows looking better than they did a few weeks ago. The Nueces River looks much better than it did two weeks ago and the Frio River is beginning to drop slightly after the Memorial Day rains. The crossings are all looking much better now, and I am curious to see how long they will continue to look this way. We are just starting to heat up moving

into the summer, and if the rainfall does not come at a steady rate I am afraid we will see the water levels decline rather rapidly. Fulgham’s Crossing just south of the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment had a flow of 18,124 gpm (gallons per minute) earlier this month and now has a flow of 14,782 gpm or about an 18% decrease in just two weeks even with the rain we have received during this two week period. The Leakey Springs Crossing had a flow of 4,602 gpm earlier this month and had a flow of 4,641gpm during the week of June 17th for a slight increase. The Mill Creek Crossing is flowing a tiny bit slower this time than last, there are still culverts on both end of this crossing that have no flow reading, this crossing has decreased to a flow of 6,832 gpm this week down from the flow two weeks ago of 7,088 gpm or a decrease of about 4%. This crossing still needs a significant rainfall event to get back in shape,

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a good flushing would help move water through all of the culverts. On the west prong of the Frio River the weather is having a similar effect on the flows; the Rancho Real crossing had a flow of 8,401 gpm this week compared to a flow of 9,504 gpm two weeks ago or a decrease of about 12%. The Kent Creek crossing also showed a slight decrease since two weeks ago with a flow of 1,298 gpm this week down from a flow of 1389 gpm two weeks ago or a decrease of about 7%. Nueces River flows were taken on June 17th and they showed drastic changes from the flows taken two weeks ago. McDonalds Crossing was at 30,972 gpm two weeks ago and jumped up to a flow of 61,535 gpm this week. This crossing looks better now than it has in the last two years, the rain flushed much of the vegetation down the river. The Nueces River Dam on Highway 55 south of Camp Wood had a flow of 45,027 gpm two weeks ago

and rose to a flow of 76,520 gpm this week. The old bridge at this crossing is under water now and all sections of the dam have a lot of water flowing over them. One crossing that I have not been reporting on is the Frio River Place Crossing just south of the Fulgham’s Crossing on the Frio River. I want to say “Thank You” to Mimi and Jack Hardwick for helping me get into the subdivision and start taking these flows again. The last time I took a flow reading on this crossing was in November of 2012 and it was at 9,479 gpm and on the 17th of June the flow was at 19,491 gpm. This crossing has a lot of debris on the upstream side of the crossing and may be even better; if all of the limbs were removed. I will get with Mimi and Jack in the near future to clean this crossing up and take readings for the rest of the summer. Continue to pray for rain and conserve all the water you can, it is going to be a long summer.

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*Rates vary depending on location (exchange). As a part of its service commitment to its subscribers, Hill Country continually provides voice grade access to the public switched network, interexchange carriers, telecommunications relay service and 911 emergency services. Hill Country also provides access to operator services and directory assistance. Each local exchange access line comes with a primary directory listing at no charge and each subscriber automatically receives a Hill Country telephone directory annually. Furthermore, customers can report service trouble to the Cooperative twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


Hill Country understands the importance of consumers having access to quality local telephone service. To help consumers obtain and keep their local service, Hill Country offers reduced rates to eligible consumers under the Lifeline program. Lifeline Service is a monthly discount on local service charges that is available to qualified consumers. Qualifying low-income individuals subscribing to residential service who are eligible for Lifeline telephone assistance programs will receive discounts off basic local charges and are eligible for toll blocking at no charge. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Hill Country Business Office. 830.232.6742 210.844.2602 P.O. Box 185 Leakey, Texas 78873

Basic services are offered to all consumers in the Cooperative’s service territory at the rates, terms and conditions specified in the Cooperative’s tariff on file with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. If you have questions regarding Hill Country’s services or rates, please call 830-367-5333 or toll free 800-292-5457. We welcome customer feedback through our customer service department or via our website at any time, and remain available to answer any questions you may have about the telecommunications services we provide.

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City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld • Hugh Buchanan • Carl Jensen • 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

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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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A BLOOD QUANTUM Most Americans don’t realize that even today in 2013, there are three things in America that are categorized by the government according to a pedigree: dogs, horses, and the indigenous people of this land, the Indians. This is called a “quantum of blood”. It is a very sensitive and current issue that faces Indian country today. Usually, Indian Nations decide who can be enrolled members of their Nation, based on the percentage of Indian blood that individuals carry, whether they are Cheyenne, Lakota, Apache, or a member of another tribe. The required percentage has been changed throughout the years, but most tribes today demand one-quarter full-blood to be counted as a true Native belonging to them. As Americans, we are a melting pot of people. Most of us have more than one racial blood line and many of us have several blood lines. So how can a practice that was not even native at its inception be the path to the truth? Some say that this blood quantum rule is politically motivated, since it thins out the ranks of a tribe so more casino money stays with the people who are in charge. Others say that it is the mainstream government that benefits from keeping the Indian nations in check. Mr. Jay Tavare writes, “No matter what reason people might give, the idea of classifying people by their pedigree seems wrong to me. The Cherokee and the Seminole Nations have gone back and forth with their decisions on who is really part of their nation and allowed to vote and receive benefits. But I ask you this: Can you imagine if African Americans or even Hispanic people in the U.S. practiced this system to identify who is really black or Hispanic?”

The way the government defines whether someone is a “real” Indian or not is they measure their blood. They have some arcane way of doing this by dividing the number of generations since all your ancestors were pure-blood by the number of marriages with people who aren’t pure-blood. By their counting, I think I’m 7/8 Indian. Some of it is Muskogee, but they don’t care about that. They’re just trying to see how close we are or are not to white. We argue about this so much because nobody likes it. It’s a really bad way to define somebody’s culture and almost everyone agrees on that, but everyone can’t agree on a better way, so there’s a lot of complaining and it doesn’t change. There are four problems with this. One, it puts pressure on Indians not to marry white people or their children will lose their heritage. Two, it means that if some of your ancestors aren’t in the records, you can be denied being an Indian. Three, it’s wrong for outsiders to tell you if you can or can’t belong to an ethnic group. Nobody makes African-Americans prove their entire family line and apply for some governmental Certificate of Degree of African Blood before they can get a scholar-

By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

ship from the NAACP or put “Black-owned” on their business if they want to. And four, most disturbingly: it guarantees the extinction of the American Indian. By this standard, white is the default, and everyone is approaching whiteness. Someone who is 1/8 Indian is considered white, and that is the end of their Indianness-- they are white and their children will be white, forever. On the other hand, you can be 1/8 white, but that doesn’t mean that’s the end of the whiteness in a lineage. It keeps sitting there, just as it has since the 19th century when a white ancestor entered the family. Eventually a descendant will marry a white person again and hah! They will be 1/4 white. A person can get more white, but not more Indian. Do you see what I mean? Every generation, there are fewer people this system thinks are full-bloods, and all the blood quanta get smaller. Before white people came here, the tribes all mixed around a lot, and it didn’t make anyone’s culture disappear. You just belonged where your mother belonged, or, maybe some tribes did it where your father belonged. They didn’t have to prove who they were. There’s a problem with that, and it’s resources. Indian tribes

don’t have a lot of resources now. There is hardly enough money for programs for the people they have. If they let in anybody who wanted to come? It would be very difficult practically, and it would be impossible to get federal money if they couldn’t prove anything about blood, and few tribes are wealthy enough to get by without that There are complaints from Indians that too much intermarriage and ‘passing’ and leaving the tribe is making us lose our culture. Certainly it is making us lose our languages. So a lot of people don’t want a solution that would encourage more of that. That is why there’s disagreement on this issue. Many Indians would rather see five non-Indians get Indian status than one Indian be denied it. Not all Indians agree with that, the white politicians, of course, want just the opposite. Well, why not? In the past, a lot of Indians had rituals where you could take the place of the dead. So if someone killed my son, maybe he could end our families’ fighting by giving me one of his sons, to take the place of the one he killed. Maybe these “wannabes” have come to take the place of what we have lost. Why not accept them? Not make them citizens of our nations, perhaps, but let’s take them in and teach them our ways and our languages and help them raise their children to be some of us. Maybe they do have a little bit of Indian blood and it’s finding its way back to its home. That’s what some Indians think. White people assimilated them. Whyshould they turn away those who want to assimilate back? If you would like to read more visit “http: // blood.htm” .

August 9-11: New 2013 Sales Tax Holiday Dates The recent passage of Senate Bill 485 (83rd Regular Legislative Session, 2013) changes the dates of this year’s annual Sales Tax Holiday to Aug. 9-11, a week earlier than previously scheduled. The law became effective immediately. The Sales Tax Holiday gives Texas shoppers a break from state and local sales taxes on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100. Shoppers can save up to $8.25 for every $100 they spend. Publication 98-490,Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend and Rule 3.365, Sales Tax Holiday - Clothing, Shoes and School Supplies tell you what you need to know. The “Fine Print” – important information you should know about this tax-saving event Clothing and Footwear Retailers are not required to collect state and local sales or use tax on most footwear and clothing that are sold for less than $100 during the holiday. Exemption certificates are not required. The exemption applies to each eligible item that sells for less than $100, regardless of how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer. For example, if a customer purchases two shirts for $80 each, then both items qualify for the exemption, even though the customer’s total purchase price ($160) exceeds $99.99. The exemption does not apply to the first $99.99 of an otherwise eligible item that sells for more than $99.99. For example, if a customer purchases a pair of pants that costs $110, then sales tax is due on the entire $110. The exemption also does not apply to sales of special clothing or footwear that the manufacturer primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and that is not normally worn except

when used for the athletic activity or protective use for which the manufacturer designed the article. For example, golf cleats and football pads are primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and are not normally worn except for those purposes; they do not qualify for the exemption. Tennis shoes, jogging suits and swimsuits, however, are commonly worn for purposes other than athletic activity and thus qualify for the exemption. The sales tax holiday exemption does not extend to rental of clothing or footwear; nor does it apply to alteration (including embroidery) or cleaning services performed on clothes and shoes. Additionally, tax is due on sales of accessories, including jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches and similar items. Backpacks Backpacks priced under $100 sold for use by elementary and secondary students are exempt during the sales tax holiday. A backpack is a pack with straps one wears on the back. The exemption includes backpacks with wheels, provided they can also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack, and messenger bags. The exemption does not include items that are reasonably defined as luggage, briefcases, athletic/ duffle/gym bags, computer bags, purses or framed backpacks. Ten or fewer backpacks can be purchased tax-free at one time without providing an exemption certificate to the seller; School Supplies Texas families also get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school;

Layaways A sale of a qualifying item under a layaway plan qualifies for exemption if the customer places the qualifying merchandise on layaway during the holiday or makes the final payment during the holiday. See Rule 3.365(i). Rainchecks Eligible items that customers purchase during the holiday with use of a rain check qualify

for the exemption regardless of when the rain check was issued. However, issuance of a rain check by a seller during the holiday period will not qualify an eligible item for the exemption if the item is actually purchased after the holiday is over even if the rain check is presented at the time of purchase.

2013 Junior Cheerleading Camp July 9, 10, & 11 Time:

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$40 (includes a T-shirt) due prior to Camp. Please make checks payable to: Leakey Varsity Cheerleaders


4-11 years

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Registration and check can be mailed to: Lorri González, PO Box 1129, Leakey, TX 78873. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name: __________________________________________

Age: _________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________ Contact Number: ( Emergency Contact: (

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T-shirt Size: ______________ During Football Season, the junior cheerleaders will:  Perform at the 1st pep rally  Perform a dance during halftime  Receive free admittance to 1 football game

I (we) as parents/guardians of the above named child, hereby grant permission for the said child to participate in the Leakey Eagle Cheerleading Camp, and acknowledge the named child is physically able to participate. I (we) hereby release the Leakey Varsity Cheerleading sponsor, Leakey Independent School District, LISD Board of Trustees, administrators, and employees from all claims from injuries or illnesses which may be sustained by your child/student/ I (we) authorize the sponsor to select hospital facilities and/or physician of her choice, and authorize treatment of the named child on an emergency basis in the event such treatment becomes or is thought to be necessary while attending the Leakey Cheerleading Camp. I (we) also accept financial responsibility for any and all expenses that may arise from any injury or illness that occurs during Camp.

Parent/Guardian: ______________________________________________________________

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Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District 2013-2014 School Year Information The Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District is located in the Texas Hill Country and includes portions of Uvalde, Edwards and Real counties. The NCCISD board of trustees is comprised of Diana DelaRosa, president; Danny Irwin, vice president; Noreda Sifuentes, secretary; and members Charles E. Hunger, Ignacio Sanchez, Denise Rogers, and Paul Frizzell. The Nueces Canyon board of education meets the third Monday of each month at 6: 30 p.m. in the boardroom of the district administration building in Barksdale. Call the district office or consult the school calendar on NCCISD’s to verify meeting dates and times.

District Superintendent is Kristi Powers. The district office is located at 200 Taylor Street in Barksdale and the office phone number is 830-234-3514. District Principal is Luci Harmon. The Junior High and High School campus is located at 200 Taylor Street in Barksdale and the office phone number is 830-234-3524. The Elementary School campus is located on Ranch Road 337 West in Camp Wood and the office phone number is 830-597-3218. Special activities for students at NCCISD include University Interscholastic League academic competitions; band marching, solo – ensemble, concert and sight reading competitions; FFA leadership, stock show, and judging competitions; AG

mechanics; journalism and yearbook; one-act play performances; art shows and competitions; as well as robotics. Sports-related activities are football, crosscountry, basketball, powerlifting, track, and tennis. Student registration will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 6th, 7th and 8th at the campus offices. In-service week for teachers will begin on August 19. The first day of school for students is scheduled for Aug. 26. Please contact the district or campus offices or access the district for more information on school, athletic, or activity schedules or other information.


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NUECES CANYON ELEMENTARY 2013-2014 School Supply List Kindergarten Supply List 2013-14 2 boxes of tissues 1 pair of fiskar primary scissors 1 box of washable markers 8 pack 1 plastic supply box (cigar box size) 6 glue sticks 1 package #2 pencils 1 tri-fold nap mat (Wal-Mart) No blankets or pillows 7 pocket folders 1 spiral notebook (70 pages) 1 package baby wipes 1 box pint-size Ziploc bags

First Grade Supply list for 2013-14 2 composition notebooks 3 glue sticks 1 bottle glue (8 oz) 5 pocket folders 1 box quart-size Ziploc bags 1 plastic supply box 2 boxes of tissues 1 box crayons (24) 1 pair fiskar primary scissors 2 boxes #2 pencils 2 packages pencil top erasers 1 zippered pencil pouch 1 three ring binder (1 1â &#x201E;2 inch) 1 three ring binder 1 inch Third Grade Supply List 2013-14 1 pocket folder 1 pair fiskar scissors 1 glue stick 2 three-ring binder (1 inch) 1 box crayons 1 box colored pencils (24) 1 red pen 3 packages #2 pencils 2 packages wide-ruled notebook paper 2 boxes tissues 1 package quart size Ziploc bags Replenish pencils and paper throughout the school year

Second Grade Supply List 2013-14 1 backpack 1 box of 24 crayons (no markers) 2 boxes of #2 pencils (wood) 3 packages pencil top erasers 1 pair fiskar primary scissors 1 large box colored pencils 2 large glue sticks 2 boxes of tissues (200 ct) 1 plastic supply box 2 composition notebooks 6 pocket folders with brads 1 package wide-ruled notebook paper 1 package of 4 dry erase markers (med pt) 1 box Ziploc bags (quart or pint) 4th-6th Grade Supply List 2013-14 Pre-K Supply List 2013-14 1 spiral notebooks 1 rest mat 6 composition notebooks 1 backpack (no rollers please) 6 boxes #2 pencils 2 boxes 200 ct tissues 4 package pencil top erasers 1 pkg baby wipes 12 red pens 1 pair blunt tip fiskar scissors 2 boxes colored pencils 1 plastic school box (cigar box size) 4 glue sticks 4 glue sticks 3 boxes tissues 2 boxes 24 ct crayons 4 plastic pocket folders with brads (red, 1 pkg #2 pencils yellow, blue, and green) 4 plastic pocket folders with brads 3 packages highlighters Boys 1 box gallon Ziploc bags 1 box quart size Ziploc bags Girls 1 box quart Ziploc bags 1 three-ring binder (11/2 inch) 2 package of rule paper 1 pair scissors ** All 1st-6th grade students should have tennis shoes and socks for PE each day.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to prepare for the great rodeo weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be having during the Old Settlers Reunion weekend. The rodeo will be produced by Lester Meier Rodeo Company and if you missed it last year, you missed a super time. Plan to treat yourself to some thrills and fast action. If you still need to renew your advertising, please contact Jan Henderson at 830-234-3284 or 830-597-2288. A check can be mailed to NCJLA, P O Box 148 , Camp Wood , TX 78833-0148 . New advertisers are welcome but your banners need to be ordered soon. Fun is on the way.

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Because of the recent rains, the annual Cypress Day Celebration was held under the pavillion of Veteran’s Memorial Live Oak Park. As the afternoon progressed and skies cleared, a game of horseshoe pitching, bouncy house, and a few others spread out to mud free areas of the park. In the center was the snake handlers, surrounded by the chili cook-off contestants, pie/cake competition, the annual barbeque luncheon provided by the Sabinal Volunteer Fire Department, and on stage several times were students in the Sabinal school band. For the most part, due to the rain, it was pleasant. Everyone had a good time and it made for good visits and renewed friendships. Monies raised went to the Sabinal Volunteer Fire Department and school band boosters, 50/50. So, it was a good cause and a good time, 50/50. That night the dance floor was filled with good music and everyone enjoyed the South Texas Revolution as it played on into the night. The 5K run was the only event that took place in the rainy weather.

a circus going on in their VBS. Time is from 9 to noon and more children are welcome to come. At First United Methodist, workers are gearing up for their VBS on June 24 through 28 with the theme of carnival. Carrie Cole is in charge of the program. St. Patrick Catholic has announced a tentative plan for a Kingdom Rock VBS on Monday July 29 through Wednesday July 31 from 9 am to 11:30 am for children kindergarten through 5th grade.

First United Methodist

A special mission project for the Sunday school classes is to collect money for the children of the Kamina Orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the month of June. This orphanage feeds, educates, and offers a family type companionship in a Christian environment. In addition, the Heifer project continues to support Heifer International. Uvalde Emmaus Gathering was held Tuesday evening at First Methodist of Uvalde. Speaker was Jeanette Keilman. Several members went to the meeting, in a show of support for her.

Election runoff

Runoff for the school board election resulted in the incumbent, Andres “Tito” Guevara, winning by a large margin over Lupe Tristan. The election took place in City Hall the same day as the Cypress Day celebration

School Changes

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At Sabinal ISD, the parking lots underwent a major project. New sewer lines have become necessary and while doing that, the parking lots in both the high school as well as the elementary school are undergoing renovation. When completed, there will be changes in delivery and picking up children, for safety concerns. This is a major attempt to ease traffic flow in these congested areas.

Hudson Brotherhood

Hudson Brotherhood is comprised of men and boys in our area, regardless of religious affiliation. Each month, excluding December, they meet at one of the local churches at 8 am on the fourth Sunday for a devotional, breakfast, and fellowship. This month’s meeting will be held at Central Christian. They dismiss at 9 am, in time for services at their own church. It is open to all men and boys in the area.

Aveune. Guest speaker was none other than Sonny Melendrez. He described his humble beginning on San Antonio’s East Side and many of the opportunities he has been given in his lifetime. He is described as at TV host, actor, radio personality, writer, commercial spokesman, comedian, cartoon voice artist, and motivational speaker. He then threw in the voice of Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, Fred the cockatoo with Robert Blake and many others. He was entertaining but with a good message. He taught for a person to never say no, give it a try, and always let your enthusiasm shine through. Following his visit, he allowed pictures to be taken. Shown with him ares Neighborhood Watch regulars Gabriella Rodriguez and her sister, Mary Ann Flores.

Eagle Ford Shale

The second workshop in a series of four will be held on June 27 from 2 to 6 pm at the Willie DeLeon Civic Center in Uvalde. If you missed the first one and can attend, it is certainly worth your time. The workshop is aimed at persons interested in development of our area, due to the influx of persons attached to the Eagle Ford Shale development in South Texas. It is offered through a grant provided to the University of Texas in San Antonio. Hope to see you there.

National Young Leaders Conference

Lane Riggs, daughter of Sylvia and Brandon Riggs, is holding a barbeque brisket plate sale on Sunday June 23; cost is $8 a plate. The sale will take place under the shed of Eugene Verstuyft from noon until sold out. Sides and a drink are included in the meal. Monies earned will help fund a trip to Washington, D.C. to the Capitol, meeting with law makers and observing how laws are passed. The trip will be from July 14 to July 22. Help me realize the dream of a lifetime.

EMS Sweets Sale

The supporters of the Sabinal Emergency Services are having a bake sale on July 3 beginning at 8:30 am. It will be held at the lot west of Coon’s Antiques and east of Neal’s One Stop. If you can donate, contact Florene Russell at 9882301, or bring it by that morning. Be sure and stop by for your treats for the 4th of July weekend. Take some when you go to Utopia for their annual fireworks display.

Tornado Hits Sonny Melendrez Speaks

On June 13 at 6 pm, Sonny Melendrez stopped in at our local Family Dollar store. He spoke to several employees, using the voices of Bugs Bunny and others for them. At 6:30 pm, Neighborhood Watch was held at the Sabinal Senior Citizens Center on West Rheiner

At about 4 pm on Friday evening, a tornado was spotted at Concan and Garner Park was issued a watch. The tornado touched down at the Henry Farm, demolishing one shed with parts of the tin from the roof curled up. Had it gone farther down, the tornado could possibly taken out another implement shed. The rains it brought however were most welcome.

VBS News

At First Baptist, there were 64 children registered, an average of 50 students each day, 17 young people as helpers, and 16 adults involved at SonWest Roundup. On Thursday, VBS had to let out early due to no electricity, and on Friday, the party plans had to be altered due to the rain. All in all, it was a successful week with many happy children and church members. This week at Central Christian there is

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Consider having your safe room reinforced. Plans for reinforcing an interior room to provide better protection can be found on the FEMA web site.

Prepare for high winds by removing diseased and damaged limbs from trees. Move or secure lawn furniture, trash cans, hanging plants or anything else that can be picked up by the wind and become a projectile. Watch for tornado danger signs: *Dark, often greenish clouds – a phenomenon caused by hail *Wall cloud – an isolated lowering of the base of a thunderstorm *Cloud of debris *Large hail *Funnel cloud – a visible rotating extension of the cloud base *Roaring noise

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Leinweber Family Stays True To Its Name

by Irene Van Winkle

It’s a bit coincidental — or call it fate — that this week’s family of They moved to the south fork of the Guadalupe River in West Kerr Kerr County settlers makes its living by living up to its name. County, and then relocated to Verde Creek. The surname “Leinweber” means, literally, linen weaver — or, “one The couple had six children: Fred, Jr., Ida (who married Neal who wove linen cloth.” Even the family crest incorporates a silver Wellborn), Josephine (who married J. B. Rees), Otto (who moved to weaver’s shuttle into its design. Eugene, Ore.), Louise (who married Preston McFarland), and Dora. Lanny Leinweber, his wife Marilyn, and family continue making Fred Sr. died in 1911 and Lutwine lived three more years. a substantial portion of their living raising Rambouilet sheep and L. A. Leinweber (who died in 1931) had a son John, who was Angora mohair goats — whose shearing provides fiber for some of Ingram postmaster for about 30 years until he died in the 1940s. the best cloth in the world. They also raise Angus cattle. Lanny said John’s wife Bessie Smith took over for him after his Lanny himself is a fifth-generation rancher. death, for another 23 years. “My family came from Germany in 1846. Our Kerr County ranch Charles died in 1936, Emil in 1934. Robert was buried in Weimar. has been in the family for over 100 years,” he said. Lanny’s grandfather, Emil met and married Armer Bushong in 1892, According to a compilation called “The Leinweber Family, the who was 16. They had five children: Lanny’s father Ernest (1901history of August Leinweber and his descendants,” the earliest 1975), Roy, Ralph, Mildred, Inez and Ruby. ancestor known to the family — Bernhardt Leinweber — lived in Lanny showed an interesting document which was written on Oct. Holzhauzen, Germany. He married Anna Gertrant Seitzen, and was 19, 1906, wherein the General Land Office of the State of Texas the town mayor and a farmer. recognized Emil’s ownership of certain Their oldest son, Jacob, was born property in West Kerr County. in 1795, and became “a promising It stated that because of affidavits presented by farmer.” In 1819, at a Holzhauzen J. S. Lowrance, Otto Dietert and J. T. Moore, parish church, Jacob married Catherine “whose credibility is certified to by J. M. Schneider, 22, the daughter of Johann Hamilton as County Clerk, Kerr County,” that Ludwig Schneider and Elizabetha Emil had purchased acreage in 1903. Hartman. The paper was signed by John J. Terrell, Very little else is known about them Commissioner of Texas GLO. except that they had six children This property, documented by Texas’ Family between 1821 and 1842: August, John Land Heritage Program for a 100-year family (1825-1870), John George, Hanna, ownership landmark, consisted of 640 acres. Elizabeth and Katherine. Later, 1,460 were added. While busy ranching The account explains that due to much and clearing cedar, Emil also built a school unrest in Germany during the midhouse there in 1905, which children from 1800s, like many other people, Jacob the Divide attended until 1909 — a building left for Texas, most likely landing which still stands today. in Galveston, and then bound for A quaint term, “one-horse outfit,” played into Indianola. a description of the Leinweber family on page Many Germans from the Alsace50 of J. Evetts Haley’s book, “The Story of a Lorraine region, called Alsatians, Country Store.” settled in Castroville. The town was “... it would seem that the ‘one-horse outfits’ named after Henry Castro, a French have been the mainstay of the Schreiner trade, Jew who took in more than 1,000 for without affection but with genuine pride, people, mostly Germans. the veterans at Charles Schreiner Company Colonists from the western and northern Lanny Leinweber’s grandparents, Emil H. and today still tell tales of the one-horse outfits like Armer Bushong, married in 1892, when she parts of Germany spoke mainly “High E. H. Leinweber, who lived near Bone-Yard was 16 years old. His father, John, was killed German,” and they settled in Quihi, Water Hole, at the head of the river, who raised by runaway horses, after which the widow, New Fountain and Vandenberg. and educated five children on a single section Lutwine, married Fred Klein. The third group, the “Platte Deutsche,” of rock and brush, and gave all of them a start came from Bavaria, and settled around in life.” D’Hanis. The Boneyard Water Hole on F.M. 1340 got its name, Lanny said, Over time, as the families came into America, the Leinweber because it provided the first source of water coming down from the name morphed into different versions, taking on various spellings high Divide. including “Landweaver,” “Leineweber,” and “Lennweaver.” “The water holes sometimes dried out, so cattle would go there Jacob Leinweber never made it to Kerr County. According to and drink. Many of them, because they drank too much water, died several different family stories, he might have contracted cholera there, and left behind their bones in the area.” from “bad water” while camping, and was buried in either a Lanny is the only son of Emil’s son Ernest and his wife Mildred cemetery or an unmarked grave along the wayside between San Raiford. Antonio and Castroville; apparently they do not know the location The couple married in 1935, and Lanny was born the next year. of his grave. They were best friends with another longtime couple, Ross and The family finally reached Castroville, then headed for Vandenburg. Clarabelle Snodgrass, who lived many years on the Divide. Vandenburg, the account said, “was established four miles above In fact, they were at each others’ weddings. When Lanny was Quihi where ‘Wall’s Road’ crossed what then was known as Lucky making his entrance into the world, Clarabelle said she sat up all Creek. It obtained this name from Sam Lucky, one of Jack Hays’ night with dad Ernest. Texas Rangers who was shot at this location by Mexicans during “We kept trying to think of a name for him, one that began with an General Adrian Wall’s retreat from Texas in September of 1842. The ‘L,’ and we finally came up with Lanny. I’ve known him since he name of this once bold running stream was later changed to Verde, was just a little kid.” by which it is known today.” Things were not always easy for Ernest and Mildred, especially In 1850, the town of Quihi claimed 17 families (62 people), when the country hit the financial skids in 1929. including August and John Leinweber, Fidele Andeley, John “My dad lost everything in the Depression,” Lanny said. They Nietenhoefer, Andreas Martin, Maria Decker, Gottfried and Jacob called in his note in around 1930 or ‘31. They took all his livestock Stieler, Edward Barnes, Iules L. Bourgeois, Henry Poehler and to Fort Worth, and then handed him a bill for $1,900.” George Wilson. Lanny said the saving grace was “Little Albert.” August married Rosina Stiegler, moving to their own farm, while “Dad had a horse, a quarterhorse he called Little Albert, who was John headed the household of Katherine Hauser Leinweber. The well trained and could rope and race. He was pretty valuable. Dad three daughers married and left home. traded Little Albert for seven heifers and 100 Angora nannies. Bob Bennett’s book, “Kerr, County, Texas” (1956) described the There’s a saying among ranchers — ‘Angoras pay for all that land family’s passage to the area. out there.’” “The Kerr County Leinweber family began in the early 1880s when In 1954, Emil and Armer’s son Ralph bought the 2,100 acres. Lanie John Leinweber, recently arrived from Germany by way of Medina Vickers lives there with her husband Cully and their son, Cade. County, came to Camp Verde and married Lutwine Lange, daughter Meanwhile, Lanny married Marilyn Caldwell, and they own a of Ludwig Lange, another German immigrant who had arrived a 5,000-acre spread in Real County. They live on the ranch where few years earlier. John Leinweber served with the Union army in the the school house was built. The home next to it is gone, all but Civil War, and in 1867-1869 he served as Kerr County Treasurer. the fireplace. A patio has been added. Lanny said he remembers Tragically, he was killed in a runaway accident near Camp Verde on spending his Christmases there. He was born, however, after his February 25, 1870.” grandfather had died. Lanie and Cully ranch, lease lands and are The accident, Lanny said, happened while John was working in a into wildife and hunting. field and a team of horses ran over him. Daughter Lindsay married Garry Merritt and also lives on the Bennett offered other details of the family. By then, he and Lutwine family ranch in Real County. They have two children, Luke and had five children: Emil H. (Lanny’s grandfather), Louis, Robert, Sarah. Garry is an attorney and owns a title company. They ranch Charlie and Emma (who married George Haby of Leakey). cattle and are in the hunting industry. After his death, his widow Lutwine remarried. She had met Fred There are other members of Lanny’s generation of cousins who still Klein, another pioneer who had settled in the Camp Verde area. live in the area, including Lanny’s cousins: Ruby’s daughter, Shirley Lanny said they apparently hit it off very well. Ohlsen, and Roy’s daughter, Cornelia Shanklin, whose mother was “Mr. Klein, a stranger and passerby, spent the night with Lutwine,” Gracie Merritt. Cornelia’s brother, R. G., lives in San Antonio. Lanny said. “The next morning, as he was saddling his horse to Lanny said there are many other Leinwebers living in the Hondo leave, she came out and said, ‘You might as well stay.’ And so he area. did.”

How To: Getting Started in Genealogy 1. Organize Your Information Genealogical research involves looking for specific people in specific places at specific times. The best place to start is with living family members. Interview family members and record information from family Bibles, cemetery inscriptions, or other family records. Using this information, fill in an ancestor chartwith names of known ancestors. Figure out relationships with a cousin chart. 2. Begin Your Research The following sources will help you begin your research. Census Records Beginning in 1790 and occurring every 10 years, United States censuses locate an

ancestor in a specific place at a specific time. Federal population census schedules may be found in the Internet Archive (not searchable) through electronic databases (HeritageQuest, or Ancestry Library Edition) by using microfilm available at many libraries. Privacy laws prohibit access to federal census population records until 72 years after the date taken, so 1940 is the latest census currently available. Systematically find and record each ancestor and his/her household in all censuses. Begin with the latest available census in which your earliest proven ancestor might have appeared and work backward.

Note changes in households through the years. Be imaginative with variations in the spelling of names. Look at the actual census record, not just the database record preview or the index. Save, copy, or printout the entire census image to record information for the entire household. Record neighbors in 10 to 15 households on each side of the ancestor.Neighbors can help you determine your ancestor’s previous county of residence. Census data varies by year and may include relationship, occupation, value/ownership of real estate and/or personal property, literacy, ownership of slaves, and neighbors.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

O B I T U A R I E S August J. Turner

William Wayne Shoemaker (Bill)

August J. “AJ” Turner, age 84, of Sabinal passed away Friday, June 14, 2013. Born Jan. 8, 1929, on the family farm near Sabinal, he was the son of August Alex and Josephine (Braden) Turner. He graduated from Sabinal High School and Texas Tech University. He served as an MP in the U. S. Army in Europe during the Korean War. Upon discharge, he went to work for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. After retiring, he returned to the family farm. AJ married Georgene (Deckert) Saathoff Oct. 5, 1991, and they moved to Sabinal in 2000. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jeanette Alexander; and five brothers-in-law, Ed Alexander, Carol Shaw, Alton Echols, Charles Reed, and Jack Edwards. He is survived by four sisters, Evelyn Shaw, Eunice Echols, Isabell Reed and June Edwards; two brothers, Bobby Turner and wife Jeanice and Tommy Turner and wife Sandy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 17, at the GuinnHorger Chapel. Funeral service were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sabinal, followed by interment at Sabinal Cemetery.

William Wayne Shoemaker (Bill) , age 79 of Leakey, Texas went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 14, 2013, at North East Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 23, 1933, in Terre Haute, Indianan to Harvey and Eva Belle (Scott) Shoemaker. He married Martha Sue Henry on February 6, 1957. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Martha Sue Shoemaker (Sue); children, Brian Jay Shoemaker, Robert Wayne Shoemaker; grandchildren, Bradley Shoemaker, Brian Wayne Shoemaker, Chad Shoemaker, Sean Shoemaker, Kelsea Shoemaker, Kaylee Shoemaker, Kevin James Bruce and Travis Lee Bruce. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Despins and husband Jack of Cross, South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Isiah Shoemaker, Tyler Shoemaker, Jordan Shoemaker, and Travis Bruce, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Eva Shoemaker, and daughter, Lisa Marie Bruce. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.

(January 8, 1929 - June 14, 2013)

(July 23, 1933 - June 14, 2013)

Celebrate the dairy days of summer by keeping products cool and fresh (BPT) - Nothing says summer like dairy products from the number one dairy state, California. From scoops of cold, creamy ice cream to melted cheese atop juicy grilled burgers, dairy and summer menus go together like sweet corn and butter. But nothing spoils the summer fun like spoiled milk, which is why it’s important to know how to store your dairy products - especially in the hotter months. Before bringing dairy products home from the store, ensure all items are securely sealed. Do not leave fresh dairy products in a hot car where they can lose freshness. Refrigerate immediately to keep them at the appropriate temperature. Cheese Keeping cheese fresh after opening depends on the type of cheese you have. Follow these guidelines to keep mold at bay: * Fresh cheese such as Queso Blanco or Ricotta should be refrigerated in its original package. * Soft-ripened cheese like Brie, Camembert or breakfast cheese will keep up to several weeks if properly stored in its original plastic wrap. * Cheddar, Feta, Cotija, Mozzarella and other hard or semi-hard cheeses can remain enjoyable for four to eight weeks if properly stored. If you don’t consume all the cheese in one use, rewrap in parchment or waxed paper and store in a plastic container or a resealable plastic bag. * Very hard cheeses such as Asiago or Romano are much lower in moisture than other cheeses and will keep for months if stored the same way as semihard cheeses.

* If you do see mold growing on your semi-hard or hard cheese, don’t immediately toss. If the mold is located in a place it can be cut out, cut 1/4 of an inch below it and plan to consume your

cheese in the next few days. Yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, creme fraiche * Yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and creme fraiche should be refrigerated in their original packaging and discarded as soon as any mold is spotted. Be sure to use a clean spoon that hasn’t touched other foods if you won’t be using the entire container so you don’t introduce any contaminants that may shorten shelf-life. * These containers are stamped with a “sell by” date, which refers to how long the retail store can keep the product for sale on the shelf. Butter * Some butter packaging is stamped with a “best used by” date, intended to tell how long the product will be at top

eating quality. * Butter can be frozen for up to four months. * Store butter in the refrigerator tightly wrapped or in a covered dish. * Keep butter away from highly aromatic foods so it does not pick up foreign flavors. * Butter can be kept at room temperature for short periods of time, but should be refrigerated to maintain peak flavor. Milk, buttermilk and cream Fluid milk is rich in important nutrients like calcium, protein and minerals. Studies show that the calcium found in nutrient-rich milk strengthens bones and helps prevent osteoporosis. * Store fresh milk in the refrigerator, which is typically set at 38 to 40 F. Keep it in the closed container in which it is sold to prevent absorption of other flavors. * Milk and other fluid dairy products are stamped with a “sell by” date, which refers to how long the retail store can keep the product for sale on the shelf. * No matter what the “sell by” date says, if milk has an off odor or taste, it is best to discard it. * Freezing these products is not recommended as it causes undesirable changes in the texture and appearance. * In the case of buttermilk, separation normally occurs as it sits, so shake well before using. * Ultrapasteurized cream keeps several weeks longer than pasteurized cream or half-and-half, but once opened, it should be handled like pasteurized cream and used within one week.

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Far too often, people make the mistake of assuming that lung cancer only affects people who smoke, but the disease can affect anyone. In fact, approximately 10 percent of patients with lung cancer have never smoked and approximately 50 percent of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients have already quit smoking. Until recently, the “one-sizefits-all” approach was the standard way to treat lung cancer patients. However, there are several different types of the disease, and the treatment approach for some patients may be determined by the underlying genetic makeup of his or her tumor. “By working with my doctor and asking questions, we were able to create a treatment plan that corresponded to my needs as an individual patient, not as a disease,” says Jill Feldman, a 43-year-old lung cancer patient. Feldman is involved with Lung Cancer Profiles (www.lungca, -a national campaign developed by six lung cancer advocacy groups and Pfizer Oncology, which aims to reduce the stigma attached to lung cancer and raise awareness of molecular testing. Dr. Shane Dormady, Valley Medical Oncology Consul-

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EXCITING AND UNIQUE DIGGING COMES CHILDRENS SUMMER TO LIBRARY FOR KIDS! CENTENNIEL Ever wonder what your Wow – if you want CHALLENGE kids could dig up at their to see a digging machine local library. The Real County (Leakey) Library staff has planned a world of digging for kids primarily ages 4-10! Children can come join their friends and Frio Canyon visitors every Tuesday in July (except July 9) from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the library located just behind the courthouse. All sessions will be digging into some interesting books for your reading pleasure and fun-filled activities On Tuesday, July 2 – Dig into the Past This includes a walking field trip

into our historical past. On Tuesday, July 16, children will be making another walking field trip to dig into the ground courtesy of the Leakey Garden Club.

July 23 will find children digging into the underground animal’s world by interacting with live animals from Happy Tails out of Austin.

up close and maybe get to climb on one, then July 30 is the day to be at the library. Whether you can come once or all four times and whether you are a visitor or resident, please join us for a wonderful July – Dig It! Arrive at 9: 15 upon your first visit to register. Parent permission needed to participate. Contact Real County Library at 830 232 5199 for more information. CoChaired by Bridget Preece and Debbie Jackson

“I’m bored says your child on the 3rd day after school is out. I don’t have anything to do”. Follow up that statement with THE CHALLENGE. In cooperation with Real County Library, your child can become a centennial 2013 participant. While either participating in the Digging into Reading Library Program during July or while visiting friends or relatives or on vacation, your child can earn prizes and recognition for participating in the June 1– Aug. 9 reading program. How do I do this, you say. Pick up a form at the library, find

the form that was distributed at school or make one yourself that simply requires a parent or caretaker to sign. Read 25 books, take the form to the library and receive a prize and your name on the library glass. Oh, does that sound like too many? A chapter book entitles the reader to one book per chapter. If someone reads a book to the child of any age, that counts as one as well. A book that is short, long, fiction or non counts. Help your child become a life long reader starting now and break the boredom of summer!

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The summer educational break is no excuse to put academic or career ambitions on vacation. In fact, the traditionally slower months of summer are an ideal opportunity to assess academic and career goals, according to Joe Belliotti, president of Everest Institute-Dearborn in Michigan. Belliotti offers the following tips to savvy students and young adults looking to take advantage of these summer months and kick-start their academic or career goals. * Get an internship -- An internship is a great way to get an inside glimpse of an industry or a particular occupation, and can help you discover if the career you are considering is right (or wrong) for you. When it’s time to enroll in or return to school, you can draw from your real-world experience for coursework and classroom discussions, which may help distinguish you from your peers. Internships also reflect well on resumes. * Consider schools with flexible enrollment - Not every school has rigid enrollment dates,


SAN ANTONIO, June 13, 2013 – Texas Public Radio invites Hill Country listeners to an evening of classical music in Kerrville, and we encourage San Antonio classical music fans to make the drive as well. TPR Presents Hill Country Classical features Camerata San Antonio, guitarist Kevin McCormick and performers from the Hill Country Youth Orchestra at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Dietert Auditorium, Schreiner University, 2100 San Antonio Highway in Kerrville. A reception will follow, with the opportunity to meet TPR management and staff and the introduction of TPR’s new Community Liaison Mikie Baker. TPR Presents events are free to members of TPR, as a benefit of membership. A $10 donation is suggested for nonmembers. Seating for TPR Presents Hill Country Classical is limited, and reservations are now being accepted at

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and some offer enrollment year-round. For example, some of the Everest courses are in modules, with new classes beginning nearly every month. “Why put your education on hold when you don’t have to?” Belliotti says. “For instance, most of Everest-Dearborn’s programs can be completed in less than a year - by the time the enrollment period rolls around at other schools, you could be on your way to a diploma and embarking on a new career.” * Polish your people skills - Summertime is a wonderful opportunity to brush up on “soft” skills like networking and interviewing, which aren’t normally taught in the classroom. In fact, a poll by Everest Institute revealed that 40 percent of young adults believe interviewing is the one skill they need to improve most to help land a job. Belliotti suggests practicing mock interviews with friends and family - or even in front of a mirror. * Maximize your resources - Use this inbetween time to learn as much as you can

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By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

I thought since we are highlighting the American Indian this week in the “Quantum of Blood” article, we may as well investigate some Native American recipes. The first is the all time favorite…my favorite…Fry Bread. This is a wonderful tasting, extremely versatile food. Making Indian Tacos from the fry bread is my personal favorite but get creative…Fry Bread is wonderful! BANNOCK (Fry Bread) The original introduction stated “Bannock is Native Indian fry bread. Simple and quick to make. This recipe comes from a magazine article. The woman who taught the author of the article to make bannock said that “rich Indians add raisins to their bannock”. 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 2 tablespoons sugar (or less, if you prefer your bannock less sweet) 2 pinches salt water, at room temperature Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together. Mix with enough water so that the mixture becomes a dough. Form into 4-6 large, thick patties. Fry on lightly oiled frying pan, turning when the bottom is golden. (You may also bake in the oven.) Good served warm. If desired, spread with honey, jam, butter, or peanut butter. Traditionally bannock would have been made with whatever ingredients were on hand. For example, adding blueberries if they’re in season. This freezes well. Freeze, already baked, in a labeled ziploc bag with the air squeezed out as much as possible. To serve, bring to room temperature by removing from the bag and letting rest on the counter for a few hours. Speed up the process, by baking or microwaving until the desired temperature is reached. SUCCOTASH 1 lb bag of (large) Lima beans, 1 16 oz can of Cream Corn 1 (smallpiece) Salt Pork (optional) 1/2 (small) Onion (cut fine) 2 tablespoons Butter 1/2 cup Sugar Salt & Pepper (season to taste) Wash lima beans and place in a large (5qrt) pot. Add water(4 qrts), saltpork, butter, sugar, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil. Cook till beans are tender. Add cream corn and cook additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and enjoy. BLUEBERRY MUFFINS 1 cup oats 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup white wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup butter - melted 1 cup fresh blueberries - drained well - or1 cup frozen blueberries - thawed, drained well Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine oats and buttermilk in a small bowl; set aside and let stand. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, brown sugar, stir well. Add egg and melted butter to oats. Add dry ingredients and stir just until all is moistened. Gently fold in blueberries. Spoon into muffin pan until three-quarters full each. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes. Yields 1 dozen. CHEROKEE HUCKLEBERRY BREAD 2 cups Self-rising flour 1 Egg 1 cup Sugar 1 stick butter 1 cup Milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 2 cups Berries (huckleberries or blueberries) Cream eggs, butter and sugar together. Add flour, milk, and vanilla. Sprinkle flour on berries to prevent them from going to the bottom. Add berries to mixture. Put in baking pan and bake in over at 350 degrees

approximately 40 minutes or until done. BLUE CORN FLAPJACKS Two eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 tablespoon butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup blue roasted cornmeal 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Mix all ingredients in a blender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Do not re-mix or stir. Pour serving sized amounts from blender to lightly oiled grill. Wait until bubbles form on top of flapjack then flip artfully with a great flourish and considerable bravado. Remove from grill when second side is cooked. Serve topped with a pat of butter and syrup, marmalade, applesauce, or whatever. BLUE CORN AND FLOUR TORTILLAS: 1/3 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup water 1 2/3 cups blue cornmeal Combine flour and cornmeal in bowl. Stir in water and make dough. Shape into twelve balls and roll each between two sheets greased wax paper. (Or pat between palms the old style). Cook in a slightly greased griddle with medium heat until lightly brown on both sides. WILD SAGE BREAD: 1 package dry yeast 1 cup cottage cheese 1 egg 1 tablespoon melted shortening 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons crushed dried sage 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/2 cups flour Combine sugar, sage, salt, baking soda and flour. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Beat egg and cottage cheese together until smooth. Add melted shortening and yeast. Add flour mixture slowly to egg mixture, beating well after each addition until a stiff dough is formed. Cover dough with cloth and put in warm place until double in bulk (about 1 hour). Punch dough down, knead for one minute and place in well-greased pan. Cover and let rise for 40 minutes. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 50 minutes. Brush top with melted shortening and sprinkle with crushed, roasted pine nuts or coarse salt. ACORN SQUASH WITH WILD MUSHROOM CRANBERRY STUFFING: 1 1 1/2- to 1 3/4-pound acorn squash, halved lengthwise, seeded 1/2 cup dried cranberries or currants 1/4 cup hot water 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter W 4 ounces fresh wild mushrooms (such as shiitake), stemmed, chopped 1/4 cup chopped onion f 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage o 1 cup fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs h Preheat oven to 425°F. Place squash cut side down in 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Cover dish tightly c with plastic wrap. Microwave on high 10 minutes. Pierce plastic to let steam escape. Uncover and turn squash halves cut side up. Season cavities with salt and pepper. Combine dried cranberries and hot water t in small bowl. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, t “ onion and sage and sauté until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add breadcrumbs and stir until o crumbs brown lightly, about 3 minutes. Mix in cranberries with soaking liquid. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mound stuffing into squash halves. Dot with remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Bake until s heated through and crisp on top, about 10 minutes. s

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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

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.**


Riders, News came this week we will not be able to have our playday Thursday June 20th for the Real County Junior Horse Club. We are experiencing difficulty replacing the light poles that were damaged in last weeks wind storm. We will do the Queen’s contest next Thursday, June 27th. Please hang in there, the buckles have been ordered and our summer program will continue we will just have to adjust the nights of participation. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and are looking forward to getting back on schedule on June 27th. Thank you for participating! Julie Becker 830-232-6294 830-433-1424

***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) 591-6465.

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Cool Ways To Enjoy Your Outdoor Spaces Through The Dog Days Of Summer

When warm weather arrives, does your family head outdoors to enjoy your patio or deck? Do they then turn around and head right back into the air-conditioned comfort when summer sun and temperatures make outdoor living spaces too hot to handle? “In many areas of the country, the window of opportunity for enjoying your outdoor space opens in spring and closes when summer’s worst heat hits,” says Mark Dammeyer, director of exterior products for Somfy Systems. “Strong sun, hot temperatures and high humidity can make spending time on your deck or patio too uncomfortable, no matter how much you love the outdoors. Homeowners are always looking for ways to get the most time in their outdoor living spaces.” If your deck time encompasses a month or two in spring and another in the fall, here are some ideas for how you can make your outdoor living spaces cooler, more comfortable and enjoyable all summer long: Made in the shade Fun in the sun is one of summer’s best benefits, but too much sun can keep you off your deck or patio. Not only does direct sun make it too hot to sit out, sun exposure can damage your patio furnishings, the deck itself and your skin. Retractable awnings are a great - and great-looking - way to shield your outdoor living space from getting too much summer sun. Awnings offer sun protection that can

enable you to enjoy your deck more on sunny days, and can even help lower cooling bills by shading window and glass deck doors. Retractable awnings mean you can enjoy the benefits whenever you need them, and hide them when you don’t. Somfy Systems’ motorization solutions have made awnings even handier; a motorized retractable awning effortlessly retracts with a touch of a button. And, an optional sensor, such as the Eolis 3DWirefree (TM) RTS, can detect wind and automatically roll up your awning - even if you’re not home. A Sunis WireFree (TM) RTS Sun Sensor can automatically extend your awning based on the sun’s intensity. Simple innovative operating functions that adapt to your lifestyle. Wet wins the day When temperatures scorch, many of us head for the pool. Nothing cools and refreshes like a dip in the water. Adding a pool to your outdoor environment may not be practical, so look for smaller-scale options that can lend the cooling power of water to your deck or patio. A simple outdoor fountain adds a splash of coolness and the soothing sound of moving water to your outdoor living space. Or, you can escalate your cooling efforts by installing a mister. You can find plenty of commercially available options that range from simple misting fans that connect to a garden hose to sophisticated systems that spread a light, refreshing spray over a large area. A simple online

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search will yield plenty of options, including some available at your neighborhood home improvement store. Evaporative coolers are another great way to use moisture to cool the air. While indoor air conditioners draw excess moisture from the air to aid in cooling, evaporative coolers use simple physics to cool air through evaporation of water. These coolers draw the heat needed to evaporate water right out of the air - lowering the ambient temperature around the unit. Evaporative coolers work to cool the air the same way sweat works to cool off your body. Cooler accessorizing In addition to shade and moisture, choosing cooler accessories like lighter-colored furniture and solar lights (which don’t give off heat like incandescents) can help keep your deck and patio cooler for longer this summer. Look for furniture made of materials that will absorb less heat. That wrought-iron bistro set might look lovely on your deck, but it will heat up hot as a griddle when exposed to hours of summer sun. Fabrics and breathable materials like wicker will handle heat better than dark woods and metal. The dog days of summer don’t mean you have to give up your outdoor enjoyment. With the right combination of shade and cooling techniques, you can enjoy your deck or patio throughout the season.


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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.

Dub Suttle – Broker Kathy Suttle – Broker Dink Collins – Associate Michael Rushing – Associate Carrie Chisum – Associate Fred McNiel - Associate COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR


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

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Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell Great people, great products, great prices!SM

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SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM NEW LISTING: 14.65 acres with incredible views from the 2BR/2B home, with sunroom, Wrap-a-round porch, city water, open floor plan with lots of privacy! $265,000. NEW LISTING: Recently remodeled 3BR/2B home in town on 1+ lots, gorgeous colors, crown molding, privacy fencing, at the end of the block on a quiet street with only 3 other homes! $149,000. NEW LISTING: 26.7 manicured acres, 1BR/1B home, 3BR/ 1B mobile, workshop/storage, separate bathhouse and restroom, pond, both sides of seasonal creek, ag exempt. Amazing views! $334,500. NEW LISTING: 24.6 acres on Frio River, 2BR/1B home, rock pa�o, guest house, shed, end of the road! $225,000. CONTRACT PENDING! NEW LISTING: 3BR/3B home on the Frio River, guest house, covered pavilion, fire pit, access to 130 acres of common area and one mile Frio River. $379,500. NEW LISTING: 4.92 acres on the Frio River, good elevated building sites, electricity close! $99,000. NEW LISTING: .4 of an acre with access to the Frio, sep�c and elec. $28,000. SOLD! 1BR/1B rock cabin on 29.95, well, elec, and sep�c, amazing views. $300,000. 3BR/2B home, 3 car garage, guest home, barn, workshop on 21 acres! $499,000. 2/2 Covered mobile on 2 acres covered in Pecans, access to Frio $129,000. Walk to Frio on this 3.27 acres, home, workshop, outdoor

shower/restroom. $299,000. Log home, with workshop, carport, rv shed on .7 of an acre. $145,000 CONTRACT PENDING! 3BR/2B rock home in River Tree, access to Frio on 2.01 acres $175,000. GREAT BUY! 3BR/2B log home in River Tree, access to Frio River $329,900. .4 of an acre with access to one mile Frio, all u�li�es. $25,000. 2.9 acres, huge Pecans, u�li�es, access to Frio River in River Tree. $106,000. 1.14 acres on the Frio River and Lombardy Canal! $168,000. 1.18 acres, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! All u�li�es in place, great views! $89,000. Several 5 acre tracts with access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $38,500 to $40,000. Cozy cabin on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $129,000. 1 acre near Garner, access to Frio River, water hookup available. $52,900. Two adjacent lots with access to the Frio River! $45,000. Each 8.09 acres, with well, mixed terrain $109,080. Adjacent 22.6 acres $203,400. 50 acres, with Frio River, Bluff Creek , home and cabin, springs! $595,000.

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


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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

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