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Current Weekly News for Leakey, Camp Wood, Sabinal, Utopia and Surrounding Areas Vol. 9 No. 11

Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper! March 14, 2018

INSIDE $500K GRANT AWARDED TO REAL COUNTY What You Don’t Know About St. Paddy! ............................ Page 7

COUNTY CITY WIDE CLEAN-UP ........................... Page 8

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER, SID MILLER recently announced that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has approved a Texas Community Development Block Grant Colonia Construction Fund award for Real County in the amount of $500,000.00 to construct Water Facility Improvements for Chula Vista and Bruce Lane. The Colonia Fund Construction provides eligible applicants with grants to fund water and wastewater improvements, housing rehabilitation for low- to moderate-income households, the payment of assessments levied against properties owned and occupied by persons of low and moderate income to recover the capital cost for a public improvement and other improvements including street paving and drainage. This project is being funded through the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program as Contract No. 7217025. W. B. Sansom Jr., Real County Judge, stated that on behalf of the Real County Commissioners Court, we are most thankful for the grant funds and truly appreciate the efforts of all TDA staff in making this happen. Standing left to right Real County Commissioners Ramon Ybarra, Joe W. Connell, Manuel Rubio, Judge W. B. Sansom Jr., and Bryan Shackelford

Four New Members Recently Inducted Into the Leakey Lions Club by Fred R. McNiel, Membership/Publicity Chairman


JUST FOR GRINS LtoR: Deborah Sparks, Steve Gasper, Gary Overbay, and Fred Huff

The Leakey Lions Club is pleased to inform the Leakey community of the recent addition of four new members to the club! Deborah Sparks and Steve Gasper were inducted at a Lions Club business meetings held this past December and Gary Overbay and Fred Huff were officially inducted at our regular Lions Club February meeting. Deborah Sparks was recruited by Lion A.G. Hood. Deborah is an English/Language Arts teacher at the Big Springs Charter School. She also teaches Sociology and Psychology and is currently the year book sponsor! She is the mother of two adult children, Temera and Josiah, and she has been blessed with three grandchildren! Deborah moved to Leakey from San Antonio this past July in order to begin her teaching duties. Deborah is a highly educated lady who previously taught in both college and high school. She

2018 Friends of the Library Gala Success! ............................. Page 11

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by Julie Becker

holds a Bachelor degree from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma and Master Degrees from the University of Phoenix, West Texas A&M, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Steve Gasper was recruited by Lion Guinn Turner. Steve has been a Leakey resident for the past two years. Steve retired after a distinguished thirty year career as Accounting and Finance Manager for KBR, a huge international construction company headquartered in Houston. Steve traveled extensively while employed with KBR and has accumulated more than two million air miles in his travels! Steve and his lovely wife, Pam recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary! Steve has an adult daughter who lives in California. The Gaspers live in the Deer Creek Subdivision in Rio Frio. continued page 11

By Patti Berkstresser

On Saturday, March 3, over two hundred (200) Friends and supporters of the Real County Public Library Leakey came out in their vintage finest to raise funds for the Library. With the theme “Vintage, Vino and Vuola”, the Friends of the Library exceeded our goal and raised over $30,000, enough funds to operate the Library for approximately 6 months. The planning committee, consisting of Anissa Reagor, Vickie Crispin, Pam Gasper, Mary Forman, Deana Hickman, Sandi Patrick, Helen Stephens, Eileen Bell and Patti Berkstresser, did a fantastic job planning for beautiful décor, great food, fine Texas wine and fun activities. Linda Adami, who handcrafted the beautiful hat she donned, won the vintage hat and glove contest. Spirited live and silent auctions highlighted the evening, with winners taking home prizes from trips to dinners, to beautiful artwork and photography. Rudy Gonzalez won the pre-Gala raffle prize, a YETI 45 cooler and tumblers. Our generous underwriters, sponsors, and donors contributed greatly to the success of the evening. We APPRECIATE you! see list page 11

February Huajilla RTA Meeting ............................ Page 13

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

Today’s Weather

High: 68° Low: 49°

Proud mother and member of Huajilla Unit RTA, Judy Weiblen, presents an appreciation gift to her daughter, Amanda Rothe, who presented the program “Love Your Heart” to the Huajilla members at their February meeting.

by Irene R. Dubberly President, Huajilla Unit

Forty-six members and two guests attended the February 26, 2018 meeting of the Huajilla Unit Retired Teachers at the Braden Keller Center in Castroville. The meeting was called to order by President Irene Dubberly. Members recited the pledges to the American an Texas flags, followed Charles Carlson offering the opening prayer. Officers were introduced, guests were recognized, and members shared birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations. Due to her commitments, Amanda Rothe, registered dietician, presented a program on “You’re your Heart.” Rothe touched on a variety of ways that one can choose a healthier lifestyle, many of them simple and low cost, and require no more than a commitment and acceptance that this is the only body we get. Comparing our body to a car that we get for life, we must do everything needed to keep it in good running condition, give it its tune-ups, don’t let it sit inactive—get it out for a run/vigorous walk or activity on a daily or every-other-day basis. Even though this is the end

of February, it is never too late to start a change in lifestyle. Among some of the suggestions which may work are journaling all the foods you eat, when and why you ate it; exercise while watching TV; adjust exercise to your abilities from “chair” to vigorous movement activities; establishing a “support” group to encourage each other; deep breathing and slow chewing and not consuming meals in five minutes! Rothe had all members get up and participate in a quick 10-minute routine to get the heart pumping to show how easy it is to get moving! After her presentation, members shared their suggestions for group exercise/activity in their area. In appreciation for her presentation, Judy Weiblen, Amanda’s proud mom, presented Amanda with an appreciation gift of Huajilla honey from the unit. Minutes of the previous meeting and Sam Dubberly’s Treasurer’s report were both reviewed and approved for filing. continued page 6

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Books open at 6pm. Roping begins at 7pm. 3 header $20 per team. Books remain open until the end of 1st round. Multiple entries welcome per team. Pay out to top 3 teams. 1/2 proceeds go towards pay out. Bring your own rope! (Will have a few extra on hand)





ROPEWYLD PRODUCTIONS Leakey Library will be hosting a showing of this film at 1:15 pm this coming Saturday, March 17th Thank you to everyone who came out and voted! It has been a privilege to serve the residents of Precinct 2 in Real County for the past 8 years. Thank you to my opponent Shawn Gray for a race well run, I know you will do a great job representing the folks of Pct. 2. Thank you to my family and friends for your continued support. Thank you to my campaign Treasurer, Brenda Gonzalez and my Mom, Anita, for all of your hard work during this election. Thank you to my beautiful wife, Lori for always supporting and loving me.



To Those Who Supported Me In the resent Election in Real County, THANK YOU, for taking the time to go and vote for me, and in understanding my reasons for what was important for our County. I wish for those Who have been elected, STAND UP FOR ALL of the citizens IN THIS GREAT COUNTY. God Bless, Gary E. Overbay April 12, 2018

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Child Abuse Prevention Summit

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Register on-line via Eventbrite Click here to register Early Bird Registration is $45 and closes March 27th Regular Registration is $55 and closes April 3rd After April 3rd call 830-741-6180 for availability Presented By:


Southwest Texas Child Fatality Review Team

Area students are decorating cardboard kids that will be available for adoption at the conference. Proceeds will benefit Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center. Please plan to pay with cash, debit or credit card.

Medina County Extension Office: 830-741-6180 The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report

March 4 - March 10, 2018 Martinez, Alberto JR 38 W/M, Leakey, Tx., A/O Sheriff Johnson, DWI 3rd or More (Sentenced to 10 days Jail sanction to be served on weekends) A/D 3/2/18 Robles, Rudy Joseph JR, 25 W/M, Odessa, Texas, A/O Deputy Castro, Driving while intoxicated BAC >= 0.15 A/D 3/10/2018 $6,000 Surety Bond

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

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


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.


March 4 - March 10, 2018 03/06/2018 @ - 0834 responded to a residence on Second Street in Camp Wood for vandalism - 0922 responded to the Nueces Canyon EMS station in Camp Wood for a dog bite - 1350 responded to a residence on Pecan Street in Leakey for a verbal disagreement 03/07/2018 @ - 2005 responded to a residence on US Highway 83 north of Leakey for a trespasser - 2228 responded to a residence on County Road 335 north of Barksdale for an Edwards County assist 03/08/2018 @ - 0043 responded to a residence on Pecan Street in Leakey for suspicious activity - 1631 responded to US Highway 83 south of Leakey for a reckless driver

McMahan, Khristy Anne, 49 W/F, Theft of Property => $100 <$750 Theft of Property => $100 <$750 5/9/2017, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Pitcher, John Truman, 43 W/M, Bond Forfeiture - Burglary of Habitation, Bond Forfeiture - Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear - Bond Forfeiture - Terrorist Threat10/20/2017, Dearborn County Jail, IN Hosmer, Jonathan 44 W/M, Violation of Probation Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 3/6/2018 Medina County Jail, TX


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

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

Shannon, Joshua Benjamin Violation of Parole - Injury to a Child Causing Bodily Injury, District, 9/7/2017 Bandera Shannon, Joshua Benjamin Violation of Probation - Burglary of a Habitation District, 10/13/2017 Bandera Tomerlin,Christopher Aaron, Burglary Habitation Intend Other, Assault Family/House Member-impede Breath/Circulation,

District, 12/12/2017, Bandera Cortez-Flores, Jesus Unauthorized use of Vehicle District 12/28/2017 Bandera Sinclair,Kenneth Dwaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1>=1G<4G, District, 1/27/2018 Carroll,Crystal Diane, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1>=1G<4G, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, District, 1/27/2018, County


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

Contributing Writers: Elaine Padgett Carnegie Linda Kirkpatrick

email: LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor on matters of public interest are welcome. Letters should be no more than 300 words and must be signed with a phone number. Deadline is Monday, 5 p.m. Letters are subject to editing for length and focus. Send letters to the Hill Country Herald, P.O. Box 822, Leakey, Texas, 78873 or email to Letters to the Editor published in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the position of this publication on any subject. We do not print anonymous letters. ©2017 The Hill Country Herald. Any third party materials transmitted or posted to the Herald become the property of the Herald, and may be used, reproduced, published, distributed, transmitted, displayed, broadcast or otherwise used by the Herald. All rights reserved No part of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the owners. Hill Country Herald participates in newspaper recycling at South Texas Press, Hondo Texas. Member

03/09/2018 @ - 1122 responded to the Bears Market in Leakey for a vehicle unlock - 2318 responded to State Highway 55 south of Camp Wood for a reckless driver 03/10/2018 @ - 1010 responded to US Highway 83 north of Leakey for a motor vehicle accident - 1039 responded to Farm to Market Road 1120 south of Leakey for a reckless driver - 2201 responded to a residence on Walter White Ranch Road south of Leakey for loud music - 2255 responded to a residence on Farm to Market Road 1120 south of Leakey for suspicious activity - 2308 responded to a residence on Middleton Drive in Leakey for a verbal disagreement

Carlos Martinez DOB 10-10-1997 Bond forfeiture – Harassment 1 Warrant

Kenneth Lewis DOB 03-30-1984 Wanted for False Report to a Peace Officer – VOP (also wanted in Medina County)

Gerald Jones DOB 09-22-1962 VOP – Criminal mischief – 1 Warrant

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


P A C Cameron Adams DOB 06-06-1998 Failure to appear – Illegal Hunting - VOP

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

Ronald Davis DOB 02-12-1997 VOP – Possession of Marijuana 1 Warrant



John Ta DOB 11-26-1984 Violation of Pre-Trial Release - Evading Arrest with motor vehicle

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Permanent Administration for the

Estate of STEVEN CRAIG BISHOP, Deceased, were issued on March 2, 2018, under Cause No. 2017-1231-PR/2018-3447-DC in the 38th Judicial District Court of Real County, Texas, to JULIE BISHOP CORLEY, Administratrix. All persons having claims against this estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Claims may be presented to the Administratrix at the adress below. JULIE BISHOP CORLEY, Administratrix, Estate of STEVEN CRAIG BISHOP, Deceased, P.O. Box 822, Leakey, Texas 78873

Come Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us at the Bears Den March 17, 2018 Enjoy some Cold Beer, Good Grub and music by DJ Rick Rubio

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Boys Basketball Conference 1A District 31Honors:

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

By Boys AD Napthali Fletcher

The Post Season honors were good for the Panthers this year although only a few were on this list it was a total team effort to help get these young men to where they needed to be. Offensive MVP: Zavey Acosta 1st Team: Victor Contreras 2nd Team: Jordan Short, and Eli Ludlow

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NCJH Girls Track at Knippa Meet Feb. 27th kicked off the JH Track Season. The Panthers traveled to Knippa where the JH Girls placed 3rd Overall as a team. Individual awards contributing to the team score were: 400M Dash- Jayci Karnes- 1st Place; 800M Run- Camdyn Childs2nd Place; 300M Hurdles- Camdyn Childs- 2nd Place; 4x100M Relay-Evelyn Ibarra, Kylie Taylor, Nyara Martin, Jayci Karnes3rd Place; 4x200M Relay- Evelyn Ibarra, Katy Karnes, Kylie Taylor, Nyara Martin- 5th Place; 4x400M Relay- Camdyn Childs,

By Coach Toby Kramer

Evelyn Ibarra, Nyara Martin, Jayci Karnes- 1st Place; Long Jump- Jayci Karnes-2nd Place; Discus-Genesis Perez- 4th Place; Pole Vault- Camdyn Childs- 1st Place. Also, helping out the team respectably in their events were Ailani Sanchez, Kaydie Light, Katy Karnes, Rachelle Gonzales, and Michaela Brown. The JH Track is scheduled to run in their next meet on Thursday, March 8th in Rocksprings, Texas.

NCJH Boys Track at Knippa Tournament The junior high Panthers traveled to Knippa for their season opener to compete at the Rockcrusher Relays last Tuesday, February, 27th. Overall, the boys placed 2nd out of 12 teams with 110points, just 12 points away from 1st. Those scoring points for the team were Chris Tondre in the discus with a throw of 66’-9.5” in 6th place. Santos Flores came in 2nd –long jump, 17’3”; 1st -800m, 2:09; 1st 300m hurdles, 48:34. Michael Contreras came 1st-high jump, 5’1”; 6th- long jump, 15’-3.5”; 3rd -300m hurdles, 52:37; Zavey Paz-1st triple jump, 34’1.5”; 2nd 2400m, 8:24.75; 2nd 1600m, 5:29.42. Nate Carbajal-

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4th-2400m, 10:19.06. In the 4x100m relay, Ryan Rodriguez, Jordon Taylor, Mikey Reyes, and Izzy Ibarra placed 6th with a time of 57.69. In the 4x200m relay, Michael Contreras, Andres Carabajal, Chris Tondre, and Roper Wall placed 3rd with a time of 1:54.27. The 4x400m relay took the gold and dominated the field. Almost 17 seconds in front of second place, they ran an overall time of 4:14.44. Legs for the relay team were Michael Contreras, Andres Carabajal, Zavey Paz, and Santos Flores. The boy’s team did a great job representing our school.

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The JH Tennis players have been swatting it up! They recently competed in their first tournament of the season in Uvalde on Friday March 2nd. That is where Nate Carabajal and Jordan Taylor joined forces to almost grab consolation in the 7th Grade Division. Then in A Boys Doubles, Ryan Rodriguez and Andres Carabajal made their way through the bracket to grab the bronze medals. Brenlee Fox and Jayci Karnes were the only girls to grab hardware for the Panthers also with a third place finish. And Michael Contreras and Fabian

Gomez grabbed the gold. Then the Panthers turned around to face Knippa on Monday March 5th. N.C. came up short 7-16, especially in singles play. However, Jayci Karnes got one singles victory for the Canyon. The other wins came in doubles play. Genesis Perez and Brenlee Fox finally got to reunite and won 2 out of three matches for Big Blue. And the dynamic duo of Andres Carabajal and Ryan Rodriguez remained undefeated on the evening with three much-needed victories. Next up for N.C. will be a dual match vs. Utopia.

Some of the students from NCCISD got the opportunity to attend the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Cervi Championship Rodeo Livestock. Other activities included displaying the Texas Youth Hunting Program Booth during the Ranching & Wildlife Expo, talking to thousands of elementary students about the outdoors, meeting landowners from across the state, attending the carnival, visiting sights & many other enjoyable activities. The group was accompanied by Mr. CG and Mrs Laura Calhoun.

NCHS Tennis Tournament in Sabinal On March eighth and ninth, the Swinging Panthers took to the tennis courts for only their second tournament of the short season down in Sabinal Yellow Jacket country. The two-day event began with the girls’ divisions on Thursday. Unfortunately, the draw was not kind to the Lady Panthers. They went out in Singles early. N.C. did capture a victory in Girls Doubles with Harleigh Patterson and Myah Rodriguez teaming. The pair beat Crystal City with aggressive net play and good first serving. This put them on the winner’s side of the six-team draw. They then faced the #1 team from Sabinal. They would prove to have too much fire power for the Panthers, and N.C. lost at (1 &3). The Panthers still had a chance for third place, but they fell behind early with too many unforced errors and did not have the mental toughness to come back on this day. They bowed out in straight sets. Friday proved to be much more competitive for Big Blue. N.C. sported two Boys Doubles. Kambryn DeLeon teamed with Leland Johnson in the B Division and Victor Contreras partnered with Eli Ludlow. DeLeon and Johnson battled through a slow

start against the Eagles of Leakey, but found a way to win while not playing their best tennis. The duo regrouped for their next two matches against two teams from Utopia. The #1 team in the division had good first serves. N.C. dropped the first set (2-6), but battled back to level the game at (6-3). Then the Panthers jumped ahead in the supertiebreaker, but the momentum shifted again to the Buffaloes in the up and down match. N.C. was facing double match-point against them. They got back one of them, but with two return errors in a row, Utopia went on to advance in the close {11-9} tiebreaker. The Panthers would have to regroup for a shot at the bronze medals. And regroup they did! DeLeon and Johnson got more aggressive at net, jumped out to the early lead against Utopia’s #2 bunch, and never looked back. They clinched the third place medals with conviction at (8-2) using Ad scoring. N.C.’s #1 hopefuls of Ludlow and Contreras also proved to be a bright spot for the Panthers on the breezy morning. They took the court with consistency against a salty Center Point team for their first round. The duo hardly committed a net error and made

the deceptive score of (8-4) look rather easy. Their next match was the #1 seed from Sabinal. They did have superior strokes and jumped to grab the first set (3-6). However, they could also be prone to some unforced errors and stayed vulnerable relying on their second serves for much of the match. This allowed the ever-improving N.C. pair to gain the early break and be looking at a possible close out in the second set at 5-3. The inexperienced Panthers, though, could not seal the deal and went out (5-7) in the second. Big Blue would have to regroup quickly as they went right back on the court for the shortened tournament due to other sport involvement for N.C. and their next opponent in the D’Hanis Cowboys. N.C. was on a down note now, making too many errors and double faults. Their last match was not their cleanest, but they did manage to stay cleaner than their opponent. The Canyon won ugly, playing in the Ad format. They had to battle through deuce points way too often, but they happily took the (8-4) victory and the third place finish. Big Blue will next be in action after the Break in Knippa.



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Electricity Upgrade AT&T and CanFer of Quanta Services Co. spent Friday morning upgrading the power system in Sabinal. There were trucks lining Cullins Avenue, both east and west, most of the morning. As the ATT trucks passed by my home, I noticed the names written on the sides of the trucks: Carrizo Springs, Laredo, Pleasanton, and Uvalde. Talking with an employee who was near my home, he explained that he was from Rocksprings, but worked out of Uvalde. They were very professional, polite, but got the job done quickly. By the time I returned home following lunch at the Sabinal Senior Citizens Center, the roads were clear and my power had resumed. Prom Night On Saturday, the high school gym was transposed for Prom Night. Neighbors Marlowe and Tatum Story were all decked out in their finest, ready to enjoy the evening. A limo awaited, and the fun began. I am sure this scene was repeated all over town. Congratulations to all our seniors. Job well done. An Evening With Larry Thursday evening, a good crowd was on hand to see a presentation by local photographer Larry Trulove. At first, photos of Yellowstone Park were presented in slide show format. It was followed by intermission, courtesy of ladies of the Sabinal Civic Club. Then a video of Alaska was shown as well as pictures of flowers and animals. All in all, it was an educational and interesting presentation. Larry shared a lot of history about both Yellowstone and Alaska. It was almost as good as going there. Holy Week Schedule Maundy Thursday, March 29, the community service will take place at First Baptist at 7 p.m. The Good Friday service, March 30, will be held at First United Methodist at 7 p.m. The traditional Easter egg hunt will take

place on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Live Oak Park, north of the playground. Sponsoring churches are Central Christian, Church of Christ, First Baptist, First United Methodist, and Team Focus. It is for toddlers through the 3rd grade. Cookies and punch will be served following the hunt. On Easter Sunday, April 1, the “SonRise” service will be held at Central Christian at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow. Following tradition, a special collection will be taken for the Sabinal Ministerial Alliance at that service. Following these events, you are encouraged to attend the church of your choice. Central Christian There will be no Wednesday night Bible Study this week. In the absence of Parker Boyd, Larry Trulove read scripture from the Book of James, chapter 4. Church of Christ The Sunday school lesson was on “Can Jesus Really Help You?” Emmanuel Lutheran A new Bible study is being presented at the Herby Ham Activity Center on Monday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. It began this past Monday. Facilitator is Dee Ann Smith. There are 6 video sessions by Pastor Rick Warren, preparing Uvalde County to work together in fellowship for a successful future. The study guide can be purchased on line, “40 Days of Community”, cost is $6.99. It can be purchased at Hope to see you there. The Lenten Soup and sandwich suppers begin at 6:15 p.m. It is followed by the Lenten evening service at 7 p.m. Movie night is Saturday, March 24, and the movie is “The Passion”. First Baptist A number of couples attended a Men’s Meeting on Tuesday. It was held at Fort Clark in Brackettville. An event for the youth is to be held March 23 and 24, similar to Night Life. Ryan

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Roberts is returning to lead the events scheduled. Times are not yet confirmed, but there will be food, games, music, and fun. It is aimed for jr, high and high school students. First United Methodist The youth meeting scheduled for March 18 has been cancelled. There will be no youth gathering during Spring Break. On Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, a spring work/cleaning day is scheduled. Painting, changing out door knobs, cleaning the library and storage closet, are some of the areas needing attention. St. Patrick’s Catholic The breakfast/lunch taco sale earned over $300 this past weekend. Proceeds go to offset the church insurance. The Catholic Men’s Conference will be held this coming Friday and Saturday at Greehey Arena in San Antonio. It offers an opportunity for spiritual leadership. To find out more information, visit or call Pilgrim Center of Home at 210-521-3377. The Way of the Cross continues through Lent: each Friday at 6 p.m. followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s; at 6 p.m. on Friday at Knippa; and on Sunday at 8: 30 a.m. followed by Mass at 9 a.m. Regular Mass schedule is as follows: Sabinal Saturday at 7 p.m./Sunday at 11 a.m./ weekdays at 6:30 p.m.; Knippa Saturday at 5 p.m.; and Vanderpool on Sunday at 9 a.m. Any and all prizes for the annual St. Patrick’s raffle to help pay for church insurance need to be turned in to Maria Banda by March 31. She assures me that there are some really good prizes already donated, but the more the better. They need to be turned in by the end of the month. There were no Religious Education classes scheduled during Spring Break. They will resume Monday, March 19, from 5 to 6 p.m.

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To be remembered with cards from Public Relations chair Kathy Carlson are Joan Langfeld, Gerry Bridges, Anna Strait, and Kathy Carskadden, all of whom are recovering from surgeries. For the Membership Report, Lola Hill indicated our membership count at 189; however, there are almost 30 who did not renew this year at all, and almost as many who have renewed, but have not joined our local unit, plus over a hundred more who have only joined at the state level and have never joined the local unit. Lola Hill also reported that she had received only 34 member reports for Community Volunteer Service hours and will name the member with the highest number of hours when awards are presented in May. Charles Carlson reported that the Scholarship Applications have been mailed to all the local school districts. The Nominating Committee will have a slate of candidates for office for the elections next month. The Hondo roster needs volunteers to help the current callers in contacting members of the upcoming meetings, when they are unable to carry out this duty. Meeting information and photos will continue to be posted on the Huajilla Unit TRTA Facebook page. Under New Business, Lola Hill asked for discussion on the Membership renewal campaign challenge set forth by State TRTA: “READY, SET, BLITZ!” Local Units are being challenged to compete for a cash award if they get a high percentage of members renewed or added to the local

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unit count between March 1 and June 30. Although the non-involvement of statepaid members in the local unit and ways to assure that all members pay their local dues has been an issue brought forth to the state TRTA, until this changes, local units continue to struggle getting statepaid members into and involved with the local units. Members discussed the way to approach this and agreed that at this point, the use of personal invitations to current and prospective members through a mailout campaign, followed up with a personal contact is presently the best option. President Dubberly announced that Ken Hanson has been asked to be an alternate teller at the State Convention. Additionally, Huajilla Unit has only designated two delegates to the state TRTA Convention and is eligible for three delegates. Nominated as a third delegate was Nola Hanson; the nomination was seconded and approved. Nola Hanson, Lola Hill and Irene Dubberly will be the three delegates to the state TRTA Convention. Legislative Chair, Ken Hanson reported briefly on a few items of interest. The first was the guilty verdict on 11 counts for Senator Carlos Uresti. Members of both parties in both the House and the Senate have called for his resignation, but Mr. Uresti has opted to hold off on this action, since he is appealing his conviction. Uresti would stand to receive a higher retirement pension if he holds out to serve his term which ends in January 2021, although, were he to resign today, he would still be eligible to receive his pension. Dan

Patrick removed Uresti from all Committee assignments. Hanson reminded members that early voting ends Friday and touched on the issue of Propositions. Propositions are NOT amendments; they are only items which are used to help develop the party’s platform and may or may not end up as a law. Hanson asked members to VOTE, regardless of party affiliation, the power to VOTE is most important. Members should look to those candidates who are friendly to public schools and education, to retirees from the public school system, and those who will continue to fight for defined benefits and opposed to defined contributions. Members should also look to see who is providing the financial support or endorsement of the candidates and determine if the group supporting the candidate is in support of for the betterment of public schools, public education and public education retirees. The March 26, 2018 meeting will be at Neal’s Restaurant in Concan and the program will be presented by Texas Highway Patrolman Tony Leal. The theme of the meeting will be “Texas, Our Texas” and members are encouraged to dress with Texas Pride in mind. There being no further business, there was a drawing for door prizes while members enjoyed a meal catered by Bill Miller’s.

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What You Don’t Know About St. Paddy! There’s No Corn in that Beef. Corned Saint Patrick Was British. beef and cabbage, a traditional Saint Although he made his mark Patrick’s Day staple, doesn’t have by introducing Christianity anything to do with the grain corn. to Ireland in the year 432, Instead, it’s a nod to the large grains Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. of salt that were historically used to He was born to Roman parents cure meats, which were also known as in Scotland or Wales in the late fourth century. “corns.” The Irish Take Saint Patrick’s Day Seriously, as you Next, the World Runs Up Quite a might expect, Saint Patrick’s Day is a huge deal in Bar Tab. All of the Saint Patrick’s Day his old stomping grounds. It’s a national holiday in revelry around the globe is great news both Ireland and Northern Ireland. But then… so do for brewers. A 2012 estimate pegged the New Yorkers! New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day total amount spent on beer for Saint Parade is one of the world’s largest parades. Since Patrick’s Day celebrations at $245 1762, 250,000 marchers have traipsed up Fifth Avenue million. And that’s before tips to pubs’ on foot – the parade still doesn’t allow floats, cars, bartenders. or other modern trappings. Chicago Feels Lucky, It Could have Been Saint Maewyn’s Day. Too. New York may have more manpower, but According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick Chicago has a spectacle all its own. The city has been wasn’t originally called Patrick. His celebrating Saint Patrick by dumping green dye into birth name was Maewyn Succat, but he changed his the Chicago River since 1962. It takes 40 tons of dye name to Patricius after becoming a priest. to get the river to a suitably festive shade! Just some oddity It Used to Be a Dry Holiday. For most of the 20th info for St. century, Saint Patrick’s Day was considered a strictly Pat’s Day, there religious holiday in Ireland, which meant that the are no female nation’s pubs were closed for business on March 17. Leprechauns! So, (The one exception went to beer vendors at the big don’t be fooled national dog show, which was always held on Saint by any holiday Patrick’s Day.) In 1970, the day was converted to a decorations national holiday, and the stout resumed flowing. showing lady It’s the Thought That Counts, and not every city goes leprechauns. In all-out in its celebratory efforts. From 1999 to 2007, traditional Irish the Irish village of Dripsey proudly touted that it folk tales, there hosted the Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the are no female World. The route ran for 26 yards between two pubs. leprechauns, only Today, Hot Springs, Arkansas claims the title for nattily attired little brevity – its brief parade runs for 98 feet. guys. However, There’s a Reason for The Shamrocks! How did the shamrock the Leprechaun become associated with Saint Patrick? According to Economy Is Irish legend, the saint used the three-leafed plant as Thriving a metaphor for the Holy Trinity when he was first Another littleintroducing Christianity to Ireland. known fact from Cold Weather Helped Saint Patrick’s Legend. In Irish lore: Leprechauns earned that gold they’re Irish lore, Saint Patrick gets credit for driving all the guarding. According to legend, leprechauns spend snakes out of Ireland. Modern scientists suggest that their days making and mending shoes. It’s hard work, the job might not have been too hard – according to so you can’t blame them for being territorial about the fossil record, Ireland has never been home to any their pots of gold. snakes. Through the Ice Age, Ireland was too cold Then, lastly, the lingo does makes sense. You can’t to host any reptiles, and the surrounding seas have attend a Saint Patrick’s Day event without hearing a staved off serpentine invaders ever since. Modern cry of “Erin go Bragh.” What’s the phrase mean? It’s a scholars think the “snakes” Saint Patrick drove away corruption of the Irish Éirinn go Brách, which means were likely metaphorical. roughly “Ireland Forever.” Happy St. Paddy’s Day!


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With grandchildren about the age of becoming interested in the world around them. These summer camps caught my eye. One-week camps spent entirely in the company of other children curious about wildlife, the outdoors and nature. In an atmosphere of stewardship through science and education, might be a really good way to get kids more interested in something besides a video game! Every summer I see and hear all the complaints of working parents trying to deal with kids at home and in front of TV and video games constantly. This seems a way to both occupy the kids and get them out into a world they rarely experience in the lifestyle of today. The Wildlife Conservation Camp is administered and operated by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. This non-profit, scientific and educational organization represents professionals and students dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats. Founded in 1937, the parent organization has 9,600 members in 60 countries. One great way to learn more about Texas Nature is to attend a Wildlife or Conservation Summer Camp. These camps feature hands-on, outdoor experiences and there’s no better way to get to know nature than up close and personal. The 2018 Camp Director, Whitney Gann, Borderlands Research Institute, Sul Ross State University, PO Box C-21, Alpine, TX 79832. whitne, Cell: 713-254-2769, Work: 432-837-8632, 2018 Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society President, Jena Moon, You would have quite a few camps to choose from all over the State. Summer Camps are: The Texas Brigades - Various locations - wildlife management leadership camp! Wildlife Conservation Camps - Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Sinton, TX; Armand Bayou Nature Center Eco Camp – Houston; Austin Nature and Science Center Summer programs – Austin; Bob Jones Nature Center Summer Camp – Southlake; Cibolo Nature Center Summer Camp – Boerne; Discovering Nature Camp - Clear Lake; El Ranchito (See website for eligibility requirements) – Austin; Heard Nature Science Museum Summer Nature Camps - Fort Worth; Houston Arboretum Nature Summer Camp – Houston; River Legacy Parks Summer Classes

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The cheers were loud. The smiles were huge. The verdict was unanimous - everyone had a fantastic time at the 12th Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Kid’s Råodeo. More than 500 students from daycare, pre-k and kindergarten students attended the event hosted by the SWTJC Rodeo Team. Schools represented included Dalton Early Childhood Center and the Kirchner and Powers Child Development Center at SWTJC. “My team members did a good job this year,” coach Roy Angermiller said. “It’s always good to see our rodeo kids interact with the young students.”� The event, held Tuesday, Feb. 28, began with a prayer, followed by the playing of the National

Anthem, as a rodeo team member paraded through the arena on horseback carrying the American Flag. Before the first event, Angermiller gave a brief history of how rodeo began when cowboys working on ranches would compete against each other in events like steer wrestling, calf roping, and bull riding. Eventually, cowboys from ranches in different parts of the state challenged each other for bragging rights and rodeos became a part of the culture. This year’s kid’s rodeo included bronc riding, calf roping, goat tying, team roping and barrel racing. Angermiller thanked the county for allowing the event to be staged at the County Fairplex.

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ACREAGE Property 07: 15 acres in Concan w/Hwy. 127 frontage. Small hunter’s cabin. No utilities but elec. is close. $103,569 PENDING NEWProperty 8: Three adjacent 7+ acre lots located in Rio Frio. Beautiful & flat bottomland with large oaks. $89,000 each or $250,000 all Property 10: 31.05 acres. Just off Hwy. 41 in far NW Real County. Fairview Ranch. Neat little hunting place! $99,360 Property 12: 5+ ac north of Leakey w/2400 sq. ft. metal bldg. Hwy. frontage. Some elevation for great views. Ag. Exempt. $179,000 REDUCED Property 15: 82+ ac w/deep soil, big live oaks, native grasses & minimal cedar. Water & elec. High fenced $230,000 SOLD Property 16: 36 acres in Spring Country Ranch. Wooded w/deep draws & dry creek. ~1 mile from spring fed pond/park area. $101,920 Property 17: 33 acres in Spring Country Ranch. 4x4 required. Borders large ranch to the south. No utilities! $84,125 NEWProperty 19: 15 acres with seasonal creek. Remote yet civilized! Views in every direction. Easy access & electricity available. $142,000 NEWProperty 21: Highly desired location on CR350! 5+ (TBS) unrestricted acres with FRIO RIVER FRONTAGE! $430,000 Property 29 : 170 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. 337W frontage. Views for miles! $3900 per acre REDUCED Property 40: 17.6 acres w/Frio frontage! Close to Leakey. Several building sites. Electricity nearby. $230,000 Property 41: Nice 52 acre place with a spacious 2BD/2BA home located halfway between Uvalde & Camp Wood. $275,000 PENDING Property 44: Secluded 15 ac. in Spring Country Ranch. 4x4 required & no utilities. Rough it here! Access to spring fed pond. $47,280 Property 49: 9+ ac. 3 miles north or Leakey. Ag. valuation, water/elec. available, fenced 2 sides. Views & oak trees! $117,000 Property 51: 37.23 acres. w/Hwy. 41 frontage. Fairview Ranch. Water well & electricity. Addtl. acreage available. $137,751

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

O B I T U A R I E S Agnes Reavis

John Anthony Allen

Suntorn “Oil” Pendley

(February 13, 1920 - March 11, 2018)

(March 24, 1976 - March 1, 2018)

January 13, 1984 - February 25, 2018)

Agnes Highsmith Reavis of Sabinal passed from this life on March 11, 2018 in Uvalde Healthcare and Rehab at the age of 98. She was born on February 13, 1920 in Sabinal to John Franklin and Effie Butts Highsmith. She married Oliver John (Doc) Reavis on July 12, 1939. The greatest joys in her life were family, gardening, and the many children whose lives she touched over the years. She considered them “her kids” and enjoyed sharing memories of each of them. She believed in hard work and exemplified this even in her hobbies. You could count on her garden to be successful and she thoroughly enjoyed sharing the bounty with others. She was a member of the Sabinal Church of Christ. Mrs. Reavis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and seven brothers: Lindsey, Milton, Leo, Jack, Bill, Johnie, and Doolie Highsmith. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Jones and husband, Luther of Huntsville, Jerry Reavis and wife, Kerry Sue of Utopia, and Jimmy Reavis and wife, Beth of Uvalde; seven grandchildren: Donny Yates and wife, Janelle; Kerri Avritt and husband, Billy Don; Kelly Lyssy and husband, Carl; Suzanne Wing; Jay Reavis and wife, Amy; Zac Reavis; and Lexie Reavis; eleven great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Kate Highsmith, Flossie Highsmith, Dorothy Highsmith, and Frances Highsmith Story. The family will greet visitors on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon at RushingEstes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. Funeral services follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in Waresville Cemetery, Utopia, TX. Pallbearers will be Donny Yates, Zac Reavis, Jason Yates, Brandon Yates, Carl Lyssy, Billy Don Avritt, Pat Highsmith, and Charlie Jack Woodley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jay Reavis, Trent Lyssy, Glenn McDonald, and Diane Causey

John Anthony Allen of Ingram, formerly of Uvalde passed away on March 1, 2018 in Bandera County at the age of 41. He was born on March 24, 1976 in Uvalde to Vernon Standley, Jr. and Debbie Moore. He married Mary Evans in Leakey on April 19, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 10 years; mother, Debbie Agis of San Antonio; father, Vernon Standley, Jr. of Camp Wood; stepparents, Peter David Allen of Uvalde, Yvonne Allen of Uvalde; and Richard Agis of San Antonio; grandparents, Sandra K. Smallwood of La Pryor; stepgrandparents, Josie and Rusty Walter of San Antonio; daughter, Paige Allen of Ingram; son, Gabriel Saiz of Ingram; sisters, Dacey Allen and husband, Greg Villa of Uvalde and Zenada Standley of Camp Wood; brothers, Jimmy Allen and wife, Christina of Devine, Jeffry Allen and wife, Diane Buhler of Uvalde; Peter Allen and wife Ally of Poteet, Keegan Allen of Uvalde, HJ Standley of Camp Wood and Steven Standley of Corpus Christi; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Marjorie Moore of Uvalde, Braxton Smallwood of La Pryor and Vernon Standley, Sr. of San Antonio. John was a skilled carpenter, mechanic, fisherman and lover of family and anything outdoors. He brought smiles and laughter and many stories to tell for years to come. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, and son. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

Suntorn “Oil” Pendley 34, beloved wife of Aaron Pendley, lost her battle with cancer after more than a year. She fought a courageous battle until the very end. She enjoyed feeding friends and family the delicious Thai food she had created as well as sharing her culture, helping with fundraisers both at the American Legion Hall in Leakey and her Thai Buddhist Temple in Schertz and she especially enjoyed animals. Oil is survived by her loving husband, Aaron Pendley; her mother, Phikun Thianjan: her brother, Som Thianjan; her sister, Sonthaya Thianjan; her mother-in-law, Hazel Pendley and a host of friends and other family members. Oil was preceded in death by her father, Saad Thianjan and her father-in-law, Jesse Pendley. A traditional Thai service was held in Schertz at the Thai Buddhist Temple. A memorial service will be held in Leakey at a later date since according to her religion, her ashes must remain in the Temple for at least 100 days.

GOD IS MORE THAN ENOUGH God is more than enough We’ve all heard the song, “He’s got the whole world in His hands” but did you know this is actually from scripture? We read in Isaiah chapter 40 and verse 12, “Who has calculated the waters in the hollow of His hand, and who has measured the heavens and determined the dust of the earth, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” Today, if you feel that your crisis is too much for God to take care of, if you believe your problem is too big for God to handle, and if you are convinced your enemy is just too powerful, God wants you to know that you are not seeing life in a correct perspective. God is for you and this means that nothing or no one is greater than His power. You and God are a majority no matter how bleak your situation. He is saying to stop confessing how huge your problems are and start declaring how awesome your God is! Doubt see’s God through the eyes of our emotions but faith see’s our circumstances through the eyes of God. Pray and believe that He is in total control and that He always wants the best for your life. Just for a moment, let’s stop and consider how powerful God is and how we can know that nothing is too difficult for Him. Imagine an ordinary marble and let’s say this represents the size of the earth. To better understand the size comparison of earth to our sun (which is actually a small star) we would need a container large enough to put 1 million marbles inside. This would be the equivalent of approximately twenty 55-gallon drums of marbles. Alright, let’s use the marble again except this time it will represent the size of our sun. To have a realistic idea of the size of our sun in comparison to one of the billions of larger stars in the universe, we would need to measure 20 feet which would represent the distance across just one of them. Mind boggling but just imagine, He simply spoke everything into existence. Do you have visions, dreams, and prayers in your life that you are looking for Him to answer? We all do. Since God created all things then He can definitely provide

St. Raymond Catholic Church 2nd and Mountain St. P O Box 989 Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.5852 Mass: 5:30pm Saturday 6:00 pm 1st and 3rd Wednesdays Parish Priest Fr. Adrian Adamik Rectory: 830.683.2165 St. Mary Catholic Church Hwy 187 Vanderpool, TX Mass: 9:00am Sunday Contact:830.966.6268 St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Camp Wood, TX Mass: 11:30am Sunday Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church 401 N Hwy 377 P O Box 877 Rocksprings, TX 78880 830.683.2165 Mass: 9:00am Sunday Reál County Church 121 Oak Hill Ste. 4 Leakey, Texas Sunday School: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm

by William F. Holland Jr., DD., C.ED.D. Minister/Chaplain

whatever you need today! To understand the contrast in distance from the earth to the moon verses from the earth to Mars, it has been calculated using a quarter to represent the distance from the earth to the moon and the length of a football field from the earth to Mars. Yes, it’s difficult to understand how big the universe is because our tiny brain cannot grasp it, but it helps our faith to think about these facts and realize that God spoke everything into existence. Let us not forget that He also keeps everything spinning, balanced and tilted perfectly since the beginning of time. Jeremiah 33 and Genesis 22 compares the number of stars with the grains of sand on the sea shore. Before the invention of the modern telescope it was possible to only see about 4000 stars, counting all that were visible from every point on earth. Many astronomers were convinced that Bible passages related to nature and creation like those verses in Jeremiah and Genesis were just exaggerations. Now with the technology of the Hubble telescope which is traveling deep into space and sending back new images of the universe, science now agrees with the Bible that there are truly as many stars as there are grains of sand. God created you, knows you and loves you more than anything. Our Creator is definitely more than enough for every person who has ever lived and will ever live. He is big enough to deliver you, wealthy enough to provide for you, powerful enough to heal you, and strong enough to deliver you. His unconditional love is infinite and He longs to give you exceedingly abundantly above and beyond everything you could ever imagine. God has a perfect plan for your life. Do not give up and never stop believing for your breakthrough because we serve a big God and His promises never fail! Matthew 19:26 says, “Jesus looked at them and said, with man this is impossible, but with God ALL things are possible.” Ask for the free comforting and encouraging scripture CD, “Keeper of my soul” at

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Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm Preacher: Charlie Gant 830.232.4230 Frio Canyon Baptist Church Pastor Michael Howard Hwy 83 South Leakey, TX (830) 232-5883 Sunday School: 9:45am Worship Service: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wed. Prayer: 6:30pm First Baptist Church P O Box 56 Hwy 83N Leakey, TX Pastor: Mark Spaniel Bible Study: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Prayer: 7:00pm Mon-Fri Daily Prayer 11:00am 830.232.5344 Living Waters Church Hwy 1050 Utopia, TX 830.966.2426 Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship: 10:30 am Wednesday: 7:00pm Youth Alive: Saturday 7:00pm

Youth Pastor James Jones Pastor Dr. Robert Richarz Church in the Valley Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6090 Pastor Ray Miller Sunday School: 9:45am Worship: 10:45am Childrens Church 11 Evening: 6:00pm Wed. Service 6:30 Fellowship (2nd & 4th) 7:00pm Spanish Service Sat. 6:00pm

New Fellowship Church Hwy 337 & Camino Alto Leakey, TX 830.232.4287 Sunday School: 9:45am Pastor: Greg Mutchler Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service and Youth 6:30 p.m. Leakey Church of Christ One Block N of Courthouse Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6933 Sunday School: 10:00am Come and Worship: 10:45am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm

Concan Church of Christ Hwy 83 Concan 830.232.4058 Ministers: Paul Goodnight and Ray Melton Sunday School: 10:00am Com and Worship: 11:00am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm Concan Baptist Mission Hwy 83 Concan, TX Worship: 9:30am Sunday School: 10:30am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00pm Pastor Ron Lowery Cowboy Church in the Nueces River Canyon HWY 55 N @ Angel Wings Cafe’ PO Box 158 Barksdale, TX 78828 (830) 234-3180 or 2345170 5th Sunday 6:30 pm and Every Tuesday @ 6:30 pm United Methodist Church P O Box 417 419 N. Market

Herminia C. “Minnie” Alejandro (December 15, 1933 - March 10, 2018)

Herminia C. “Minnie” Alejandro of Sabinal passed away on March 10. 2018 at her residence at the age of 84. She was born on December 15, 1933 in Sabinal to Agustin Cortez and Eva Lopez Cortez. She married Jesus Alejandro on September 22, 1948 in Pecos, NM. She is survived by her husband of 69 years; three sons, Lee Alejandro and wife, Elda of Knippa; Manuel Alejandro and wife, Nikol of Uvalde; and Esteban Alejandro and wife, Jeannette of Knippa; two daughters, Nelida Velasquez and husband, Arturo of San Antonio; and Regina Rodriguez and husband, Albert of Castroville; daughter-in-law, Maria Alejandro of Uvalde; sister, Eva Hernandez and husband, Juan of Dallas; brother-in-law, Elario Banda of Watertown, WI; and fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jesus Alejandro, Jr. and Agustin Alejandro; three sisters, Ynsela Gonzalez; Erlinda Banda; and Teresa Zulaica; and one brother, Roman Cortez. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 3:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse Lee Alejandro; Richard Alejandro; Matt Alejandro; Alberto Rodriguez, Jr.; Roman Zulaica; and Luke Alejandro. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Alejandro; Christian Alejandro; and Justin Alejandro.

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

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hill Country Herald Page 11


by John Kerr, Director of Foundation Camps

Our Skunks Ain‛t Dumb Hey HH Readers, OK, so I think I’m being followed by the government as a suspected Russian spy, and hacking the last election. Therefore, I need to get out of town and lay low for a few days. Just kidding. I’m actually going to take my family to the beach which is what conservative, law abiding families do for spring break- we take our kids and show them what crazy college kids look like in the wild! However, let not your hearts not be troubled. I’ve attached one of my favorite spring related stories so you folks hanging back in Real County have something to read. If I come back in mentally stable condition, I will continue with my weekly articles. See you soon. While driving back to the Canyon from Kerrville the other day, we passed by the odoriferous carcasses of several road-kill skunks. “Whowee, what a bunch of dumb skunks,” my son, Gideon, observed. “What do you mean?” I asked. “I mean why would all these skunks be standing out in the middle of the road waiting to get squashed?” he replied. “Out at camp, we got smart skunks!” My son was referring to an incident that happened during the summer and known by the Kerr family as “The epic Skunk Battle of Singing Hills.” Most of the camp’s operations staff carry radios for daily communication, and it’s difficult to recall the exact radio conversation leading up to the episode, but here is how I remember it: Mary Echols: “Mary to Glenn.” Glenn Echols: “Go ahead, Mary.” Mary Echols: “We’ve got five skunks in the Cantina over here at Singing Hills!”– long pause – Glenn Echols: “Glenn to John or William.”– longer pause – John and William: “Yeah.” Glenn Echols: “If you guys aren’t busy, could you take care of that?”– even longer pause – John and William: “Yeah.” I should mention here that during that last long pause, William and I frantically tried to think of something really important to be doing that would render our services uninterruptible. However, neither of us are quick thinkers, and so we headed over to the Singing Hills campsite. Sure enough, five baby skunks had crawled under the Cantina door during the night to investigate some enticing smells. The “Cantina” is one of Laity Lodge Youth Camp’s snack shops and is famously known around the Canyon for selling everything from soft drinks to candy. Apparently, the baby skunks had decided that Snickers bars, and Eskimo Pies would make nice “perks” in a new home and had decided to stay permanently. Whoever coined the phrase “for every job, there is a perfect tool” obviously never thought of this particular scenario, and as William and I contemplated the situation, we finally decided to try a fisherman’s landing net to trap the skunks. The problem was that several of the skunks had taken up

residence behind a refrigerator, making the job of catching them even more difficult. Eventually, William suggested a game plan. “One of us should tip the refrigerator up so that the other can try and catch them.” He said. “I’ll yell real loud so they’ll look at me and won’t notice when you reach under and trap ’em with the net, and then . . .” “I don’t like that plan,” I said. “Let’s have a couple of cold ones and think this over a bit.”However, as we helped ourselves to an Icee drink and a candy bar, we decided that my idea of shooting the skunks with my .45 inside the Cantina would probably violate several health and safety codes and that we should try William’s idea. “How come I can’t tip the refrigerator up and you try and catch‘em?” I asked. “Because I have a master’s degree from Rice University, and it’s my idea so I get to choose who gets to do what,” he replied. I stifled my rebuttal of why a person who possessed a master’s degree from Rice University would even be in this situation, which is a testimony to my disarming and good-natured personality.As it just so happened, there was some heated discussion in the staff break room earlier in the week. The debated subject was the potency and capacity of a baby skunk’s spray. Some of the staff contended that skunks couldn’t spray until they had matured. However, one of the grounds crew, Cassi Salazar, had assured us that baby skunks could, in fact, spray and since the Salazar house is the domestic version of “the wild kingdom” where many untamed animals have been adopted, we had no reason to doubt her wisdom. Armed with this knowledge, we tossed off the last of our Icees, grabbed the landing net, put on our game faces and said, “Let’s do it!” The ensuing battle would be hard to describe. There was lots of screeching and scurrying which was comical, to say the least, because I had never seen someone holding a master’s degree from Rice University screech, much less scurry. Every time William would get the refrigerator tipped up, the skunks, who seemed to possess a level of intelligence higher than the national skunk average, would just run over behind the soft drink machine. All of this while the two of us yelled unencouraging words at each other and charged through waves of nostril-searing stench, blindly waving our landing net! At one point, the skunks went on the offensive (no pun intended) and decided to charge us. In my frenzied attempt to retreat, I had to use William as a ladder so I could climb out the Cantina serving window. Eventually, we caught the little stink bombs in a trash can and hauled them off to the other side of the ranch to let them go.Needless to say, it was a few days before the Cantina was able to reopen for business. Hopefully, the little guys found a new home and didn’t get eaten by a coyote or a bobcat. Then again, to my way of thinking, that’s not an entirely unpleasant thought! More than likely, they survived—because, as my son pointed out, “our skunks ain’t dumb!”

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Underwriters: H.E. Butt Family Foundation•HCTC •Downtown Leakey, Inc.• Delores and Dave Mellott Platinum Sponsors: CLINK•CW Construction/Christian Hill Country Realtors• First State Bank of Uvalde – Leakey Branch•Frio Canyon Vineyard•Hickman, Hedrick, Kendrick, Riddle, Thompson& Rouquette•The Hondo National Bank•Sláinte•Texas Title Network•Judy & Carl Wood Gold Sponsors: Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Porter•Frio Canyon Real Estate•Pam & Steve Gasper• Leakey Liquors/Leakey Mercantile Silver Sponsors: Linda & Lee Adami/Jan & Alec Strauss•Kay Anderson•Gayla & Tom Docman/ Linda & Gary Starnes•RCPLL Staff•Beverly Tucker/In Loving Memory of John & Mae Tucker Bronze Sponsors: CountyWide Air & Heat•Deep Creek Ranch•Clarice Fisher• Christina & Dan Johnson Our wine and beer festival presented Strange Land Brewery, Frio Canyon Vineyard, Kerrville Hills Winery and Lost Maples Winery. Yummy tastings were enjoyed by all. Over 50 volunteers helped to plan and execute the fundraiser, which has become a landmark annual event in Leakey. This event could not occur without each volunteer’s generosity with their time and efforts. This demonstration of outstanding support confirms that the community of Real County and our visitor friends and families are committed to helping the Library provide the highest quality of services, as we grow and improve to serve our growing community. Together we are able to make a significant difference in the lives of our many patrons. Beginning on the day of the Gala and moving forward, the Library is now open from 10-1 on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Public libraries are important community resources, providing needed services and educational opportunities for our children, as well as our adult population. THANK YOU for supporting our Library and we hope to see you at the 2019 Friends of the Library Benefit Gala!

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Four New Members Recently Inducted Into the Leakey Lions Club continued from front page

Steve grew up in Kansas but has lived in Texas most of his life. Gary Overbay was recruited by Lion Fred McNiel. Gary and his lovely wife Linda have resided in Rio Frio for the past twelve years The Overbays have been happily married for more than forty four years! The Overbays moved to the Frio Canyon from Monroe County, Michigan after Gary retired from Ford Motor Company after a twenty five year career. After moving to the Leakey, the Overbays successfully opened and operated for eight years an eatery known locally as the Hot Dog Stand! Gary and Linda recently retired from the Hot Dog Stand and Gary stays busy remodeling his home and running for the office of Real County Judge. Gary is a deacon at St. Raymonds Catholic Church. Fred Huff was recruited by Lion John Jones. Fred and his lovely wife Barbara have been happily married for the past seventeen years! Fred grew up in Luling and after a distinguished 24 year career with the insurance giant USAA, he started a new career as a cattle rancher in Luling for about ten years. The Huffs have six children, fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Huffs moved to Leakey about four years ago and live on a ranch that is adjacent to the Frio Pecan Farm on Ranch Road 337. They are members of the Church in the Valley. These four new members are shown in the photo above. The Leakey Lions Club is actively looking for new club members and would invite any community member, male or female, to consider joining. Please contact these Lions or any Lion Club member you know and ask about becoming a part of a service club dedicated to helping both young and older folks in our community!



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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hill Country Alliance 12th annual photo contest kicks off


Shirley Shandley, Broker 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422

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#17 – New Listing! Frio Riverfront 2/2 Furnished Mobile Home on 1.06 AC, large deck, concrete steps down to river, minutes to Leakey & Garner State Park $222,000 #3 – New Listing! 2/1 Brick Home on 2+ Fenced AC in Leakey with 2 vehicle carport, metal pole barn, lots of Oak & Pecan trees, great starter or retirement home $185,000 #24 – New Listing! Income Producing Business on 10 AC near Garner State Park, fronts Hwy 83, 8 rental cabins, 2 RV sites, fully equipped restaurant with seating for 90, BBQ kitchen with built in pit. Possible partial financing WAC $1.2 million #22 – New Listing! 45 AC off scenic RR 337 between Leakey & Camp Wood, abundant native & exotic wildlife, RV’s & manufactured homes OK, no improvements, electric close $177,750 #23 – New Listing! 20.16 AC with 4WD Access, furnished hunter’s cabin with rainwater & solar harvest, blinds, feeders, generator, wood burning stove $109,500 #21 – New Listing! 15.66 AC with approx..1200 ft Creekfront, small cabin, city water available, mature oak trees, easy access, Whitetail & Axis Deer, antelope $264,500 #9 – 32.18 AC Off Hwy 41 West of Garven’s Store, small cabin, older hunter’s mobile home, electricity, hunt Axis & Whitetail Deer & hogs $112,070 #19 – FRIO RIVERFRONT HOME 2 BD/2.5 BA with Rock Fireplace near Garner State Park, carport, workshop, fencing, garden & fruit trees, gated community. Many Xtras included $499,500 #12 – REDUCED! Frio Riverfront – 3 BD/2 BA Home perfect for entertaining on 1.81 AC, large deck shaded by huge oaks, both sides Frio River + adjoins 20 AC private river park $382,000 #16 – REDUCED! 90.87 AC West of Leakey off RR 337, nice cabin, water well, electricity, septic, 2 RV hookups, metal storage building, hunt Sika, Axis, Whitetail Deer $495,000 #5 – Rustic Hillside Cabin, electricity, water & septic on 5 AC, sweeping views from large covered deck, fronts county maintained road, minutes to Leakey & Frio River $109,000 #14 – 9.31 AC Spring Fed Creek, remote & private, 3/2 house w/screened porch & FP, well, electricity, workshop, fruit trees. Possible owner terms, with approved credit $165,000 #7 – 31.79 AC West of Leakey off scenic RR 337, cabin, generator, 3 blinds, 3 feeders, hunt Whitetail & Axis Deer, 4WD access $85,000 #13 – Twin Forks – 3/2 Home, covered patio, carport, access 2 Frio River parks, gated community $125,000 #2 – 1.9 AC close to Leakey, fenced, small building with bath & living area, workshop, beautiful view of mountains $82,900 #8 – 3 BD/2 BA Home on 1.97 AC, large game room, barn & storage bldg., fenced backyard, fronts RR 1120 $279,000 #15 – Frio River Access at private park – Pretty 1.68 Ac lot, water & electric available, views, RV storage, short walk to river $95,000 #33 – 3 BD/2 BA/2 Car Garage, Exceptionally Neat & well maintained home on 1.3 AC, high ceilings, fenced, workshop, landscaped, minutes to Frio River and Leakey $215,000 #30 – Nueces River Access 4.56 AC water & electric avail., septic installed. Building site w/view of hills, gated community $84,000 #11 – 429.14 AC Edwards Co. private & secluded with space for hunting, hiking & other recreational activities. Free roaming wildlife, nice elevation changes & covered in native vegetation $579,336 #29 – 3.58 AC N. of Leakey, fronts Hwy 83, water & electric available, sweeping view of hills $75,000 #6 – 55.38 AC Hunting Ranch NW Real Co. easy access from I-10, fronts Hwy 41, Cabin w/electricity $185,523 #4 – 5.74 AC off scenic RR 337, several bldg. sites, fencing, low taxes, sensible restrictions, great views $48,000 #36 – 9.3 AC Homesite in gated community West of Leakey, water, electric, beautiful views, possible owner terms $108,600 #26 – 1.87 AC Private Frio River Park Access – RiverTree, gated community, water/electric available (Owner/Assoc. Broker) $75,000 #44 – 5.601 AC Sabinal Riverfront, huge Cypress Trees, beautiful view of river, gated community (Owner/Agent) $215,000 #45 - Sabinal Riverfront Lot, Hwy 187 front, Utopia, joins #46 (Owner/Agent) $75,000 #46 – Fronts Sabinal River & Hwy 187 just outside Utopia, metal 2 car storage bldg., joins #45 (Owner/Agent) $85,000 #31 – 7 AC Hillside views, 3/2 Home overlooking spring-fed lake which is part of 50 AC park for Roaring Springs $199,000 #57 – 1.07 AC Concan adjacent & access to community clubhouse/swim pool, water system, underground utilities, paved street, build on to rent. OWNER TERMS $5000 down, 7%, 10 yr, $464.44 per month (Owner/Broker) $45,000 #18 – 9.85 AC Remote, 4 wheel drive only access, metal cabin, rain harvest water system, solar electric, wood burning heater, blinds & feeders $58,000 PENDING #20 – Business is Booming in Concan! Vacation Rentals with Prime Location near Garner State Park! Two 2/1 cabins & 5 Park Model RV’s all with utilities on 4.75 AC. Plenty of room for additional units $199,900 PENDING #1 – 6.57 AC fronts Wilson Creek, water well, electric, septic, caliche pad, 30 amp RV hook-up, spectacular hilltop views! $139,000 PENDING

Theme of contest is “The Texas Hill Country: The Place and Its People”

The Texas Hill Country is a unique region of scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, starfilled skies, and historic towns. With a rapidly growing population and increasing development coming to the region, many of these special qualities are at risk of being lost forever. For their 12th annual photography contest, the Hill Country Alliance (HCA) asks photographers to take out their cameras and capture what is unique and special about the Texas Hill Country that they would like to conserve. “We are looking for photography that captures The Texas Hill Country: The Place and Its People,” commented Katherine Romans, Executive Director of HCA. “Just as important to the fabric of the Hill Country as the flowing creeks, the open spaces, the starry night skies, and vibrant main streets, are its people. In addition to the incredible scenic and wildlife photos that define our love for this region, this year we would like to see images that feature the residents, the ranchers, the landowners and folks who enjoy, steward, and champion the Hill Country on a regular basis.” The Photo Contest is open from March 1 through May 31, 2018. Photographers of all ages and skill levels, from amateurs to professionals, are invited to participate. Winners will receive cash prizes and their photos will appear in HCA’s 2019 Hill Country Calendar. Entering the photo contest is easy. Photos can be submitted online in just a few minutes by visiting HCA’s website: The annual Texas Hill Country Calendar features stunning photography from each year’s photo contest. The purpose of the calendar is to highlight the beauty of the region while providing an informative resource on Hill Country conservation. HCA hopes their calendar will inspire people to learn more and become involved in the issues important to keeping the natural resources of this unique region intact. The Hill Country Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Central Texas Hill Country. Visit us at For more info – photos, plats, more listings, go to

GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS.... Well, we must celebrate St Paddy’s, right? Here are some fun things to do with the kids or serve at gatherings. Especially the Leprechaun Hats! Just be sure to celebrate March 17th in honor of St, Patrick. I really am Irish but we’re all Irish this one day a year!

St. Paddy’s Cupcakes

1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix 1 1/4 cups water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 3 egg whites 8 drops green food coloring Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a standard muffin tin with paper cupcake liners. Beat the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and egg whites together on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium for 2 minutes, until smooth. Fill cupcake liners 1/3 full of white batter; set aside. Stir 8 drops of green food coloring into the remaining bowl of batter. Pour the batter into a resealable plastic bag. Cut a corner off the bag, stick the open tip into the center of each cup of white batter and squeeze in about two tablespoons of green batter. Bake the layered cupcakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting. Top cupcakes with your favorite frosting and some sprinkles or candy.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled. 1 cup white sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg yolk 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cream cheese, salt, almond and vanilla extracts, and egg yolk. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour until well blended. Chill the dough for 8 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 1/8-inch thickness, refrigerating remaining dough until ready to use. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Leave cookies plain for frosting, or brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light and golden brown. Cool cookies completely before frosting. Simply use green food coloring to tint the frosting.

Shamrock Pretzels

Small Pretzels Green Candy Coating (like almond bark) Place the green candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well after every 30 seconds, until the coating is melted and smooth. Cover several baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper. Dunk a pretzel in the melted coating until it’s completely covered. Take it out of the coating using a fork or dipping tools and let the excess drip back into the bowl. Place the pretzel on the baking sheet. Repeat with a second pretzel, and when you place it on the baking sheet, position it so that the bottom of the second pretzel is touching the bottom of the first. Repeat a third time, and this time, place the pretzel at the top of the other two so that they form a shamrock shape. Break a pretzel twist in pieces, so that you have a few short segments that can be the stems. Dip one stem piece in the coating, then position it at the bottom of the shamrock. Dip a small spoon in the coating and use it to add a dollop of coating in the center of the shamrock, just so that it has a smooth, even surface. Repeat with the remaining pretzels and coating, until you’ve made 24 shamrock shapes. Refrigerate the trays to set the shamrocks, for about 15 minutes. Use set, use a paring knife to trim away any stray coating from the edges of the shamrocks. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. These also make really cute edible cupcake toppers!

by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

Leprechaun Hat S’mores

A St. Patrick’s Day treat that the kids will love! Recipe by Carrie Sellman at the Cake Blog Keebler® Fudge Stripes™ Cookies Large Marshmallows Dark Chocolate Candy Melts Green Candy Melts Green Sprinkles or Green Cake Sparkles Melt dark chocolate candy in the microwave, in 30 second intervals on 50% power. Stir after each heating. Repeat until completely melted. Dip Fudge Stripe Cookies into chocolate, coating completely. Shake off any excess. Set on parchment paper, top side down, until candy coating is completely set. Using a toothpick, dip marshmallow into chocolate and coat almost entirely. Shake off any excess. Set on parchment paper, until candy coating is completely set. Remove toothpick. Melt green candy just as you did the chocolate. Flip marshmallow upside down and insert new toothpick in top. Dip into green candy, just barely, to create a small band of green around the bottom. Coat green candy band with sprinkles or sparkles. Shake off excess. Place marshmallow in center of chocolate covered cookie. Carefully remove toothpick. Touch up the toothpick hole with a small dab of melted chocolate, if desired. Spoon some of the remaining melted green candy into a piping bag, zip lock bag or squeeze bottle. On parchment paper, make three small dots of candy in the shape of a triangle. Each dot should be about the size of a chocolate chip. Using a toothpick, swirl the three dots together to form a shamrock shape. Swirl the bottom two dots together first, then the top dot. Pull toothpick straight down to form the stem. Before candy hardens, cover with sprinkles or crushed cake sparkles. Once shamrocks have set up, dust off excess sparkle. To finish the hat, attach a glittering shamrock with a small dab of melted green. Your finished treats can be stored for several days in an airtight container, at room temperature. Whether your family heritage goes back to Ireland or not… we’re all Irish on March 17th! So, get your green on and whip up some of these yummy Leprechaun Hat S’mores for your little munchkins! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 1/2 tablespoons corn starch 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs room temperature 1 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 1/2 tablespoons green liquid food coloring For the Frosting: 12 ounces cream cheese 6 tablespoons butter 4 cups powdered sugar 2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Sprinkles Chocolate gold coins For the Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 24 muffin tins with paper liners. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate each. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix in the flour until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs or clean. Cool completely before adding frosting. For the Frosting: Cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Mix in the sugar and then the cream and vanilla. Place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a star tip (1M) and pipe onto cupcakes. Add sprinkles and top with a chocolate coin.

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NEW YORK-Five passengers killed after helicopter crashes into East River, pilot frees himself and escapes. A helicopter chartered for a photo shoot plunged into the East River Sunday evening, killing all five of its passengers in a devastating crash that was caught on video. The pilot escaped alive and emerged from the frigid water desperately yelling for help after the 11-minute flight. Footage of the deadly incident, which was posted on social media before the deaths were confirmed, showed the copter progressively losing altitude until it slammed into the water, bounced and tilted over. “Mayday, mayday, mayday,” the frantic pilot called to an air traffic controller moments before the splash landing. “East River. Engine failure.” AUSTIN, Texas -- Police in Austin say “similarities” between two deadly package explosions in Texas’ capital city this month lead them to believe the incidents are related. The latest incident, reported Monday morning, killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded a woman, Austin police chief Brian Manley said. The boy died at the scene and the woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after the explosion at the East Austin home before 7 a.m. In an earlier incident March 2, Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home. Police also responded around 11:50 a.m. Monday to the report of an explosion in southeast Austin in which a woman in her 70s was badly injured, according to police and the Associated Press, but more information wasn’t immediately available, and it wasn’t clear whether it was related to the two package explosions. KATHMANDU-A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according to police. The airline has blamed air traffic control, but the airport says the plane approached from the wrong direction. Flight BS211 veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon. The exact cause of the

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industrial market already in coming years. We plan to deliver to global markets a greater volume of foods versus our import in four years. That is, Russia will become a net exporter of foods,” Putin said. Russia’s grain export close to record-breaking 50 Million Tons. Exports of meat products and high processing stage goods should grow, the president said. EARTH-NO, A MASSIVE GEOMAGNETIC STORM WILL NOT HIT EARTH ON MARCH 18TH! Some media outlets have

crash remains unclear and a recording of the conversation between the pilot and air traffic control minutes before the plane crashed suggests some misunderstanding over which end of the sole runway the plane was cleared to land on. KRASNODAR, Russia will join ranks of leaders on the global agro-industrial market in recent years, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. “I am confident that Russia will become one of leaders on the world’s agro-


reported that Earth is expecting a “massive magnetic storm” on March 18. That’s wrong, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). And they would know: Not only does NOAA help people build forecasts for weather here on Earth, they also predict space weather events like geomagnetic storms. “This story is not plausible in any way, shape or form,” Bob Rutledge, who leads NOAA’s Space Weather Forecast Center, told Newsweek via email. “Things are all quiet for space weather, and the sun is essentially spotless.” NASA-Identical twin astronauts, Scott and Mark Kelly, are subjects of NASA’s Twins Study. Scott (right) spent a year in space while Mark (left) stayed on Earth as a control subject. Researchers looked at the effects of space travel on the human body. NASA took advantage of the unique opportunity of having a set of twin brothers as astronauts by studying each to take a closer look at the effects on the human body after spending a year in space. For those in the dark on the U.S. space agency’s study, astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin brother, Mark Kelly, took part in NASA’s “Twin Study.” The study looked at what a year in space did to Scott Kelly while Mark Kelly spent the year on Earth.


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EMPLOYMENT The H.E. Butt Family Foundation seeks fulltime housekeepers for the Leakey area camp facilities. Qualified candidates will enjoy joining a team and meeting new people while working together to provide clean and comfortable rooms and common areas, be professional and courteous and are able to work with cleaning equipment and chemicals. For more information or to apply please visit, or contact Shelley at or call 713-303-7086. These positions offer competitive compensation and benefits. Looking for a reliable & honest, cleaning person for multiple houses on a beautiful ranch in Leakey. Local cleaner preferred but not a deal breaker. Cleaning supplies provided. Hours vary from 20-30+ hours per week. Current work references and cleaning experience is a MUST. Call 830-232-6003. Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc Advertisement For Material and Labor Bids Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc (CCSCT) is soliciting Material and Labor Bids from experienced HVAC businesses. Services relative to the repair of heating and cooling appliances of federally eligible Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program individuals residing in 22 counties of CCSCT service area. CCSCT CEAP 22 county service area includes: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson and Zavala counties. Bid packets may be obtained in person at 801 N State Hwy 123 Bypass, Seguin, TX, or call (830) 3034376. Completed bid packets must be received in the CCSCT office at 801 N State Hwy 123 Bypass, Seguin, TX 78155 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 27, 2018. The sealed proposals will be opened at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 28, 2018 at the public bid opening scheduled at 801 N State Hwy 123 Bypass, Seguin, TX 78155. The final selection process will be based on standardize scoring and competitive negotiation for the purpose of selecting sub-contractors. CCSCT reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. The Contracts will be awarded for a one year term and may be extended on a yearly basis, up to an additional Four (4) years based on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds

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REAL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF DISPATCHER/JAILER. No experience is required, applicant must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent and a clear criminal history. Applications may be picked up at the Real County Sheriff’s Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. REAL COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Hiring Housekeepers To clean Cabins and laundry attendant Full time Please call 830-232-5400 Help Wanted Chicken Earl’s Leakey, Texas $8/ hr. on Tues. & Fridays Various Job duties call 210-827-7655 Cleaning Personnel Needed: Now hiring housekeepers for the upcoming summer season to clean cabins. Must be dependable, responsible, and have your own means of transportation. All cleaning supplies will be provided. Please email resume to whisk or call (830)232-6797. Looking for a reliable & honest RANCH HAND 5 miles south of Leakey, TX. Includes but not limited to animal handling, ranch maintenance and deliveries. Work references required. Heavy lifting possible. Driver’s license necessary. Call 830-232-6003 for Job Application. HELP WANTED. Labor work. Must have own transportation. Must be reliable, responsible, and a team player. No drugs and subject to background checks. Call (830) 232-4388 for more information.

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Leakey ISD Needs Substitute Teachers! Application is on the district website under Human Resources. Bring completed application to the Leakey School Office. OR e-mail to Nursery Worker Wanted Frio Canyon Baptist Church, Leakey Texas Sunday’s 9:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Contact 830-232-5883 and leave contact information Wanted: FORKLIFT OPERATOR to move drums in and out of warehouse. Some warehouse paper work and product marking may be required. Must be able to work with office people in English. Will train. Apply in person at Texarome – 1585 E. Ranch Road 337 (Bi-lingual Spanish/English useful). Tel: 830/232-6079 RV Technician Wanted. Must have basic construction knowledge AND reliable transportation. Will train the right person. Please call Bill @ 830-597-2655.

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NEW LISTINGS Come look at this beautiful like new stone veneer 4 bedroom 4 1⁄2 bath home in the Frio Pecan Farm with over 800 sf of covered patios along with an inground pool and a firepit. This property will pay for itself as it has been grossing $60,000 annually. Just a short walk to the Frio River. $469,000 COMMERCIAL Income Producing property on Nueces River. Arrowhead Lodge with 7 rental units and an office, located on 6.955 acres in a quiet setting. Great place for family reunions, weddings, or just weekend getaways. Beautiful river front setting and close to town. $585,000. Cabin #9 in Frio Pecan Farm. Great Income producing property. Two bed-room 2 bath cabin fully furnished and with all the amenities offered by the Pecan Farm for only $155,000 Established Auto Parts Store located in the heart of Leakey. Well established, great business in a great location. $259,000 plus inventory! Price Reduced!! Like new office building on the south side of town, where all the new development is happening. Great access and visibility from Highway 83. A rock fireplace in the reception area adds to the rustic ambience this building provides. Sit outside in the morning and drink coffee on the huge covered front porch. $225,000. OAKRIDGE LODGE AND CABIN located in the RIDGE. The main lodge features over 4300 feet of centrally heated and cooled area that is configured to sleep up to 30 guests. The property also features a detached cabin that sleeps an additional 10 guests. This is the best income producer in the Frio Canyon. An in ground pool and outdoor fireplace adds to the ambience, or relax on the upper deck and watch the sun go down. This property commands approximately $1,000 per night and is on track for 100 nights this year. This is the investment you’ve been looking for. Call today for a showing. 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I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the voters of REAL COUNTY for electing me as your County Judge. I am truly honored by the trust you have instilled in me and am very excited to get to work. I will give it my all. I am thrilled to be working with such a great group of elected officials throughout the County. To my husband, family and friends that gave countless hours to assist me in my bid for County Judge, I am so grateful; you are truly all amazing. And to all the folks that opened your doors and shared ideas as well as the election workers for their hard work, THANK YOU! It's easy to see why Real County is such a great place to live. I truly believe that we are a County of people who, regardless of our political beliefs, care about each other and the County as a whole. This year's election for me was about listening to your questions, concerns and ideas and I pledge to continue to seek out and be guided by your input. You can count on me to find innovative ways to communicate so that we can work together to "Keep REAL COUNTY Strong". Sincerely, BELLA A. RUBIO

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