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The Lady Eagles finished the season at the State Tournament in Austin last weekend. Our semi-final game was against Witharrell. Our girls played a very good competitive game but came up short losing 58-45. Witharrell has a lot of weapons on the offensive end, they can hurt you inside and outside. We started in a zone to try and

protect the inside from their big post girl. Unfortunately, she stepped out to the three point line and started hitting three point shots. We got down in the first quarter 2110. We changed to man-to man defense to try and take away the perimeter shots. We were successful with that and our offense continued on page 14

Shelly’s Crawfish Boil A Success!! By Julie Becker

Photo by Charles Carlson

Cades Claim Distinguished, Colorful Past

“Share Your Spare” Benefit By Lee Sweeten

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May Belle Head of Rio Frio, Texas and her daughter Eileen Bell are pictured at the Hutsul Museum in Kolomia, Ukraine. Eileen is serving as a Peace Corp Volunteer there and will be home in August of 2013.If you are planning a trip pick up your T-shirt before you leave! Get yours for only $15 each, we have all sizes. Contact Willis Springfield at 830232-5783 or come by the Hill Country Herald shop to get yours today. They also have coffee mugs, note cards and Christmas ornaments. Be sure to send in your picture to the Hill Country Herald! Have Fun out there and SPREAD THE WORD!

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called “Miracles Still Happen” that talked about Nat Hampton and her kidney transplant surgery. In that article, I related how everything seemed to fall in place somewhat miraculously. I mentioned Bobby Harlow who came forward and donated the kidney and how it was a miracle to find a match in such a small community. I am happy to say that both Nat and Bobby are home and doing well. All of Nat’s AWEE!! What a great time everyone had the First Annual Shelly’s Crawfish Boil!! A night of great music by the Zydeco Blanco band, boxes filled with crawfish, potatoes and corn, with just the right Cajun seasoning. The first of its kind in the Canyon brought out over 300 guests. Hostess Shelly Collins and Mechelle Hood greeted the guests with smiles and beads for the festive Mardi

Gras flavor. The event is a part of the year long Centennial Celebration of Real County’s 100th Birthday. Collins said the event went so well she plans on making it an annual event. Lots of hours of preparation went into the event’s success and she acknowledges the help of many volunteers. Pictured are Diane Causey and Tommy Bryce of Utopia.

Work under way to VINNY’S IS BACK!! bring CHIP into TIERS

reports from follow up blood work have been excellent and Bobby is up and moving around. As all of us who have undergone medical treatment know, it can be extremely expensive. Even with insurance the out of pocket expense are often staggering and of course, there are always unexpected expenses. In order to offset these costs for both Nat and Bobby, the community continued on page 6

WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ submitted by Ashley Weaver

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

Today’s Weather

High: 64° Low: 39° Vinny’s re-opened March 4th in Leakey as Vinny’s Pizzeria. Their menu includes pizzas in the personal, small, large, and grande sizes. They also have salads (small and large), hot wings, bruschetta, and desserts available. You can dine-in or take-out. Sal and Winnie Vetrano retired (Sal a couple of times) but the hustle and bustle of the restaurant business continued to tug at their side, so they have re-opened Vinny’s! Same phone number, (830) 232-4420. Come by and enjoy the fabulous pizza and extras from Vinny’s!! (see ad page 4)

Leakey residents, Ben Young and Joe Waligura participated in the World’s Championship BBQ Contest held in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. They are the chief cooks for the Devils River Mountain Men BBQ team. Approximately 300 teams cooked up 432 barbeque entries. Ben turned in a chicken entry and Joe turned in ribs. The ribs were named as First Runner up Ribs and helped the team win the First Runner up Overall Grand Champion Award. Several members

of the team including Young and Craig Waligura participated in the Skit Competition and were awarded the Best Team Skit. The Mountain Men have been competing for 23 years and are headed up by Save The Frio’s lawyer Bill Eggleston. Joe Waligura, a Leakey Lions member, will be helping other Lions member cook ribs for the Benefit Rib Dinner which will be held at the American Legion Hall on March 15. Come on down and taste some award winning BBQ!

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Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine’s 2012 Governor’s Cup for Most New, Expanded Corporate Facilities Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2012, which is awarded annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas easily took the top spot with 761 projects in 2012, up substantially from 464 in 2011, and 270 projects more than the second best state. “I’m proud to see Texas claim the top spot for new and expanded corporate facilities over the last year. This is further proof that Texas continues to be a beacon of opportunity for entrepreneurs and job creators looking for a skilled and competitive workforce and freedom from over taxation, over regulation and over litigation,” Gov. Perry said. “We’ve worked hard to make Texas the best state in the nation to live, work, raise a family and own a business, and we’ll continue strengthening the economic pillars that have helped us become a national example of job creation and economic strength.” Ohio placed second this year with 491 projects, followed by Pennsylvania (430), Michigan (337) and Illinois (322). Along with the state’s top ranking, Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land was named the number one and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington the number three metropolitan areas with a population over 1 million for new and expanded corporate facilities for 2012. Additionally, Midland tied for fifth and Victoria tied for seventh in the ranking

of metropolitan areas with a population less than 200,000. “Texas reclaimed the Governor’s Cup in a decisive fashion, with a 270-project margin over its nearest competitor,” says Mark Arend, editor in chief of Site Selection. “This is the first time the winning state has crossed the 700project line since the 2005 Governor’s Cup - which Texas also won, with 842 projects. Site Selection congratulates the governor and the many state level and local economic development professionals who work to keep Texas as competitive as it is.” Texas’ economy continues to receive national recognition. Forbes recently named four Texas cities to the top 10 of its 2013 Fastest Growing Cities list, and Area Development Magazine named Texas #1 in its Top States for Doing Business Survey. Additionally, fDi Magazine gave Texas the Governor’s Award 2012 for most foreign direct investment, CNBC named

Texas the Top State for Business for business for the third time, and Chief Executive Magazine’s annual survey of CEOs ranked Texas the best state for business for the eighth year in a row.

Gov. Perry: Release of Criminal Aliens into our Communities is Unconscionable Requests information, coordination from ICE Gov. Rick Perry, in a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, called on the Obama Administration to provide state and local law enforcement with information regarding the release of criminal aliens into Texas communities. The administration has failed to

coordinate with or provide details to states where detainees have been released. “The release of criminal aliens into our communities by ICE is unconscionable. This action far surpasses the grandstanding Americans have come to associate with sequestration talks by potentially jeopardizing the

safety of 26 million Texans safety the federal government already compromises by falling short on border security,” Gov. Perry said. “Aside from allowing this federally sponsored jailbreak to occur, ICE has also failed to provide any information regarding the number of detainees released, their

countries of origin, locations where these individuals have been released, and the reasons they were detained - despite repeated requests from my office. The finger pointing at the highest levels of the Obama administration and unwillingness to take responsibility for this massive security threat is

unacceptable.” Texas has Fusion Centers and Joint Operations and Intelligence Centers (JOIC) to streamline information sharing between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, which ICE failed to utilize. Gov. Perry continues to call on the federal government to

REAL COUNTY COURT - February 11, 2013

Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500

by Julie Becker

Mitchell Luce, Driving While License Invalid w/ previous conviction, Reset to March 11; Amber Martin, Driving While Intoxicated, Reset; Anthony Joseph Reed, Possession of Marijuana < 2oz., Defendant sentenced to 6 months Deferred Adjudication, $400 fee, $240 court costs, Must complete Drug offense education course, 20 hours community service;

Anthony Joseph Reed, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear, Defendant pled Guilty, sentenced to 180 days in jail probated for 12 months, $400 fine, $310 court costs, 20 hours community service; Dustin Ray Roberts, Assault Causes Bodily Injury-Family Violence, Reset to March 11; Richard Noel Thompson, Driving While Intoxicated, Revocation Hearing, Defendant Pled True, sentenced

to 90 in jail, credit for time served; Lane Preston Wallace, Possession of Controlled Substance and Driving While Intoxicated, Reset; Stephanie White, Theft by Check, Defendant pled Guilty, sentenced to 180 days in jail probated for 12 month, $500 fine, $310 court costs, Restitution to Will Bourland of $162.89; Stephanie White, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear, To be dismissed;

Statement by Perry on Bills to Protect Life Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding SB 25 by Sen. Hegar and HB 2364 by Rep. Laubenberg: “The state has a responsibility to prevent the needless suffering of

our most vulnerable citizens, and these bills introduced by Sen. Hegar and Rep. Laubenberg are a vital step toward meeting that obligation. Texas has done a great deal of work over the last several years to nurture

our culture of life, and we will continue to do everything we can to protect the lives of the unborn, until abortion is finally a thing of the past.”

Movies at the Library The RCPL now has a license to provide public showings of many movies. In addition to our scheduled movies, any local business or group can also arrange for a movie showing at the Library for their group. Call 232-5199 for more information. Upcoming Movies

3/23 – Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – How to Train Your Dragon (PG) – 1:30 p.m. 4/2 – Books Go to the Movies – The Help (PG-13) – 10:00 a.m. All movies are FREE!


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fulfill its responsibility and secure our nation’s southern border. Because of the federal government’s failure to do so, Texas has invested hundreds of millions of state dollars to support and supplement border security efforts along our 1,200 mile border.

Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 Property 002 : Rocksprings area. Gently rolling topography, small hunting cabin, elec close. $54,000 PENDING!!! Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 NEW Property 007: 130 acs. On Bear Creek in Concan. No restrictions. Off CR349. $15,227.31 per acre POSSIBLE OWNER TERMS Property 008: Old Town Uvalde! 823 N. Getty St. Charming 2/2 home w/2 guest houses. Fully leased @ $1400 per month! $268,000 Property 009 : 134 acs. RR337 West frontage. Great for hunting. Elec. meter. Views. Will divide into 84 and 50 ac. $328,300 REDUCED NEWProperty 010: 2.61 ac. lot on county rd. just 2 mi. east of Leakey. Covered w/oaks, city water & elec. avail. Great home base for RV! NEWProperty 011: Gorgeous 3BR/2BA in Canyon Oaks—Concan. Complete May 2013. Granite, custom cabinets, nice! $225,000 NEWProperty 012: Beautiful RIVERFRONT cabin! 2.27 acs. Rentals OK. Huge deck overlooking the Frio, secluded, bunkhouse. $350,000 Property 013 : 417 Oriole Ave. Valley Ranch. All brick 3/2 open floorplan w/workshop. 2.24 acs. Attached 2C garage. $199,000 NEWProperty 014: Beautifully updated Country Cottage PLUS studio/library and 2BR bunkhouse!!! In Reagan Wells on 4.72 ac. w/trees & views. 100 ac. of common area and River access. Rental OK. Owner/Broker $139,000 Property 015: Heavily treed 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. Water meter in place, elec & phone run across front of lot. $60,000 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 016: 21 acs. Hwy.1050. No restrictions & lg. neighbors. Nice topography and views! $146,979 PENDING Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $579,000 Property 018 : HUNTING! 31+ ACS. Blinds, feeders and travel trailer! Remote but good access. REDUCED $74,900 POSSIBLE O.F. Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! 6+ acs. 3BR/3.5BA + Apt. Fishing pond, huge barn, rock patios! $699,000 REDUCED! POSSIBLE O.F. Property 020: 31+ acs. NO RESTRICTIONS. Hwy. 1050 frontage. Unique cabin & guest house. Water well, views, fenced. $349,000 Property 021: Kickapoo Valley Ranch. 237 to 585 acs. Super hunting & large neighbors. $1050 to $1300 per acre Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED Property 023: Cute log cabin on 7+/- acs. Deer Creek Estates. On a seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $140,000 Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $119,000 Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system & elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING

Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre NEWProperty 030: Rancho Real, 10 ac. of remote land. 4x4 needed. Great hunting or recreational tract. Pretty flat topography. $32,500 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 3 acs. In Concan fronting Hwy. 127. Just past Neal’s & Frio River. Great Commercial location! $225,000 Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development $7,000 per ac. REDUCED Property 036: Riverfront lot w/water & electric. Huge cypress and oak trees. Very nice! 1.78 acs. $159,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 037: 5.3 ac. in Deer Creek Estates. HUGE oak trees and views. Gated entry & private paved road access. All useable land. $64,500 Property 038: Cozy 2/2 log cabin in Frio Pecan Farm. Managed rentals. Investment property. $175,000 Property 040: Beautiful rock home. Unique details. River Park. 1620 sq. ft. on 1.24 acs. HUGE trees. Outdoor fp. $259,900 REDUCED Property 041: 25 acs. Hunting property w/well & electricity. Frontage on Hwy. 41. Great location. $95,000 Property 043: 10+ acs. AG EXEMPT! Great homesite. Small tank site, meter pole, RR337 & County Rd. frontage. $105,000 Property 044-046 : Canyon Oaks/Concan lots. River access, elec./ water available. 1ac. to 9+ acs.!!! $42,500 to $85,000 Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 Property 050: River access lot w/huge trees! All utilities. Frio River Place. Just steps from the Frio! Owner/Agent $86,000 Property 052: Huge 3/2 Triple wide on beautiful, shady 1.52 acs. Garage + sunroom. Close to town. City water AND well. $99,000 Property 053: 7+ acs. Frio frontage w/large 4/2 DW plus nice barn. $299,000 Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 060, 063: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lots 5-8 ACS.w/ Frio Access. $130-165K Property 061: Cute brick house in Leakey. 170 Pecan Drive. Close to everything. On 2 lots w/ guest house. $115,000 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED Property 067: 89+ acs. Hwy. frontage, near Garner. Partial high fence. Addtl. acreage available. $429,000 OWNER TERMS Property 068: 89+ acs. Adjacent to #67 above. Gorgeous land w/great topography. $429,000 OWNER TERMS Property 069: 14.9 acs. Hwy. 2748 frontage in Uvalde Co. Just gorgeous. Great homesite. Additional acreage avail. $115,000 OWNER TERMS Property 070: 18.74 acs. Real County. 2/3rds high fenced. Additional acreage available. $115,000 OWNER TERMS

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Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report February 24, 2013 - March 2, 2013

JAIL REGISTER February 24 - March 2, 2013


Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Don Gass, Deputy Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden Disclaimer: All print and other visual media is for informational purposes only. This information is considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Records Act. Any indication of an arrest is not intended to imply or infer that such individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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

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2/24/2013 @ - 1841 responded to Bailey road for a domes�c disturbance 2/25/2013 @ - 1127 responded to a business on Ranch Road 337 East for a motor vehicle accident 2/26/2013 @ - 1952 responded to a residence on Old Rocksprings Road in Leakey for a burglary alarm 2/27/2013 @ - 2238 responded to Texas Highway 55 South for a disturbance call

2/28/2013 @ - 055 responded to US Highway 83 South for a report of a possible intoxicated driver - 1322 a constable responded to a business at the 100 block of East 4th street for a - burglary alarm 3/2/2013 @ - 1000 responded to Saddle Mountain road in Leakey for a domes�c disturbance - 1847 responded to Bruce Lane in Camp Wood for a report of suspicious ac�vity

Leakey City Leaders Call for Election


by Julie Becker

A called meeting of the City Council of the City of Leakey was held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall. The reason constituting a called meeting is election deadlines. City Leaders called for City of Leakey General Election to be held on May 11, 2013. Three council members position will be elected for full terms (2 years), and one council member for an unexpired term of one year. Incumbents for the full terms are Ken Auld, Hugh Buchanan and Jesus Rubio. Rubio was elected as Mayor pro-tem at a previous meeting. Bob Bower was appointed

by the council to fill the unexpired term. Bower and Rubio filled the positions left open by the resignation of Duane Wilson and Scott Chisum. Early voting will take place at the Leakey United Methodist Church between the hours of 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. beginning on April 29, 2013 and ending on May 7, 2013. If no opponents file for the current position up for election the City will not be required to hold the election. With no further business the meeting was adjourned.

LEAKEY LIONS Rib Dinner March 15, 2013 BBQ Ribs & All the Fixings!! American Legion Hall 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds to benefit Leakey School Students participating in Lions District Essay, Peace Poster, Outstanding Youth, Drug Awareness & Queens Contest at the Lions District 2-A2 Convention in San Antonio. 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. ©2011 The Hill Country Herald All rights reserved . No part of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the owners. Hill Country Herald participates in newspaper recycling at South Texas Press, Hondo Texas. Member


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Older Worker Opportunities Now Available The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is currently accepting applications. Program applicants must be age 55 or older, unemployed, live in Kerr County, and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two). There are currently several openings for qualified candidates. “In this difficult economy, many older Texans are finding it necessary to find work,” says Nicolina Ortiz, local employment and training coordinator for Experience Works. “Unfortunately, finding a job can be especially difficult for older workers who have not looked for employment for some time or for those who been unsuccessful in their job hunt. Our program is a stepping stone for people desperate for work. We can provide immediate assistance and wages, for those who qualify for the SCSEP.” Experience Works SCSEP is available at no cost to people who meet eligibility criteria. The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search assistance. With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers. For more information call 1-800-842-4982 or email To find out more about experience works, visit

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General Contractor

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Sabinal Correspondent

Contributing Writers: Dave Crowe Elaine Padgett Carnegie Katie Burkhart Irene Van Winkle email:

Philip Rodriguez, LLC dba JR Construction has applied to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for a general permit to remove or disturb less than 1,000 cubic yards of sand and gravel from and within the bed of Bybee Creek & the East Prong of the Frio River in Frio Canon Subdivision in Real County. The purpose is to clean out rock and debris that has washed down from previous flooding. The location will be 7 miles upstream from Ranch Road 337. There is Roy Chisum Rd. Crossing upstream about 1 mile. Operations will begin no sooner than April 8, 2013. Written comments on this application may be made by mail to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Executive Director, care of Mr. Tom Heger, 4200 School Road, Austin, Texas 78744, or by calling Mr. Heger at 512-389-4583, or by emailing tom.heger

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1st Thursday of each Month 7:15 p.m. @ Leakey American Legion Hall For more info call A.G. @ 232-6078 sponsored by American Legion & Leakey Lions Club


Real County JP Pct. 1 & 2 Effective March 1, 2013 Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Friday




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Kayla Vincent is the daughter of Terrie and Ricci Pendley. Throughout her high school career, Kayla has participated in 4H, volleyball, track, yearbook, NHS, and student council. Her senior year she has the honor of being the 4H secretary, yearbook editor, and student council president. Even with all her responsibilities in hand, she works at the Leakey Mercantile. Kayla plans to attend Southwest Texas Junior College to receive her prerequisites for the radiology program at St. Phillips College in San Antonio.

Sackett Jerome Hohman

Sackett Jerome Hohman is the son of Shane and Duke Hohman of Leakey, and the youngest brother of five children: Candice, Tyrel, Shaniece, and Tell. He, as well as all of his siblings, has attended Leakey ISD since Kindergarten. Hohman’s hobbies include roping and hunting. Involved in many activities such as football, basketball, golf, track, and high school rodeo, he finds very little free time. As president of the Leakey Chapter of the FFA and a member of 4-H, Sackett also competes in stock shows and has been a member of competitive FFA teams. After graduation, Hohman plans to attend Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde for two years to obtain his basics, and then transfer to Sam Houston State University to earn a degree in Criminal Justice. He hopes to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and become a United States Border Patrol agent, or follow in his father’s and become a game warden for the state of Texas, a position which his recently retired father held for thirty-five years in Real County.


2013 Poster and Essay Contest Winners submitted by Jennifer Pigg

Upper Nueces-Frio Soil & Water Conservation District The 2013 Conservation Awards Program Poster and Essay Contest were held on February 13th at the District Office in Rocksprings. Posters and essays were received from Rocksprings and Leakey students and there are several winners as follows: Ages 13 and Under Essay Contest Winners: Leakey ISD student Rylee Stewart’s essay won 1st Place; Jack Morshead of Leakey ISD won 2nd Place for his essay.

1st Place essay winners will receive a prize of $100.00; 2nd place winner will receive a $50.00 prize. The essays were sent to the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board in Temple for Area II competition. Poster Contest Winners: Two Leakey ISD Poster Contest entries were chosen as the overall winners at the District level and were sent to Temple for Area II level competition: Grand Champion - Rylee Stewart, 5th grade; Reserve Grand Champion, Kalin Kerr, 5th grade; and 3rd place Skyler Blalock. All winners will receive trophies at a later date. Good luck to Rylee and Kalin at the Area II level competition.

Written by Kay Anderson




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At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013, the CaddelSmith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church in Leakey. 41 Caddel-Smith Chapter members, the winners of the 4th and 7th grade Texas History Essay Contest, family members, and friends were present. President Judy Burleson called the meeting to order and welcomed the guests. An invocation was given by Pat Burrier and Kristi Powers led the pledges to the United States and the Texas flags. Mrs. Burleson introduced Education Chairwoman, Kay Anderson. Ms. Anderson wished everyone a happy Texas Independence

Day. There were a total of 47 essays submitted by 4th and 7th grade students from the Leakey ISD, Nueces Canyon ISD, and Utopia ISD. She thanked Judy Burleson for overseeing the judging of the essays and members Beverly Langford and Patsy Keelin of Utopia, Pat Burrier of Leakey and Karen Collins and Jakelynn Crawford of Camp Wood who had the difficult job of judging the essays. The 4th grade students could write their essays on James W. Fannin or The Angel of Goliad. First place winner, Zoe Carnes and third place winner, Analee Carabajal both students of Nueces Canyon Elementary, wrote about James W. Fannin. Second place winner, Wylden Hubbard of Leakey ISD wrote about The Angel of Goliad. Wylden was un able to attend the meeting. James W. Fannin and Fort Defiance was the

Girl Scouts in February The Daisy and Brownie Troop 4223, learned all about bugs at their first meeting of February. The girls designed their own bugs and went on a scavenger hunt to find fun bug facts. As a community service project they also colored and wrote a note

topic for the 7th graders. First place winner, Coleman Kerr and second place winner, Damian Gonzalez both attend Leakey ISD. Third place winner Micah Vernor attends Nueces Canyon ISD. Each winner was introduced, read their essay and was presented a certificate and a cash prize. Mrs. Anderson thanked the 4thand 7th teachers for teaching students the rich history of the State of Texas and encouraging them to participate in the Texas History Essay contest. 4th grade teachers are Becky Morey, Nueces Canyon; Rebecca Dabbs, Leakey and Sarabeth Mayfield, Utopia. 7th grade Texas History teachers are Rick Austin, Leakey; Becky Hooten, Utopia and Laurie Williams, Nueces Canyon. Certificates of Recognition will be presented at a later date by Caddel-Smith members to these teachers. All 4th and 7th grade students will receive certificates for

participating in our essay contest. Mrs. Anderson informed the first place winners of the 4th and 7th grade essay contest they will be eligible to apply for the CaddelSmith Chapter DRT scholarship when they become seniors. The 2013 Scholarship award will go to Brooke Bohlen who is a senior at Hondo High School. Brooke has a 4.836 GPA and is ranked first in her class of 141. She is involved in extracurricular activities that include FFA, Business Professionals of America, UIL, Student Council and Texas High School Rodeo. She also volunteers through various organizations. Brooke could not attend because she was competing at the State Business Professionals of America competition in Houston. President Burleson adjourned the meeting so attendees could enjoy refreshments and visit with winners and their families and friends.

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to serving military personnel. The girls also delivered the food and money they collected to the Food Pantry. They gave tons of non-perishable food items and $21. The Junior and Cadette Troop 4219 held a Totally Red Meeting in honor of Valentine’s

Day. The girls ate strawberry Fruit Roll Ups, made Rose Bookmarks, Kiss Friendship Rings and Red Hippy Wreaths. The troop also helped serve at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Leakey has a new Girl Scout Troop #2170. They

enjoyed a Girls Night In where the girls made woven hearts and yarn dolls. They also saw a video showing what a Girl Scout Can Do. The Mobile Leadership Center made another appearance at the City Park. The girls were able to make

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NCHS Girls Powerlifters Advancing to State Competition By Coach Kerry Huddleston

The Nueces Canyon Lady Panthers Powerlifting Team sent five girls to Kingsville this past weekend to compete in the THSWPA Girls Regional Powerlifting Championships. Representing the Lady Panthers were Seniors Alyssa Ramirez and Kelsie Rollison and Juniors Siera Edwards, Nikki Milliorn, and Jennifer Huddleston. These five young ladies have worked extremely hard all year in order to get qualified for the Regional Meet, putting in long hours in the weight room while being active in other school activities as well. Alyssa, Siera, Nikki, and Jennifer all played on the Lady Panthers Bi-District Champion basketball team, while Kelsie had to squeeze in One Act Play practices along with her powerlifting workouts. This takes a lot of discipline and dedication and these five ladies didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just

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handle it, they excelled! The hard work obviously paid off as they were able to get qualified for the Regional Powerlifting Meet. They all competed hard on Saturday and we could not be more proud of them. We had four of them bring home medals, with three advancing on to compete in the State Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday March 15, 2013 at the American Bank Center. Siera totaled 570 lbs to hit the State Qualifying total in her 105 lb weight class totaling 570 lbs while earning the bronze medal. Alyssa also hit the State Qualifying total in the 123 lb weight class totaling 650 lbs and she too earned a bronze medal.

Jennifer Huddleston placed 1st in the 165 lb weight class while totaling the State Qualifying total of 745 lbs. Nikki Milliorn placed 3rd in the 165 lb weight class earning a bronze medal and she is the alternate in that class. I cannot tell you how hard these girls worked this season and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even begin to describe how hard they competed Saturday to win their medals and to advance on to State. They are truly a remarkable bunch of girls. They try so hard, and are a ton of fun to work with every day. We have had a lot of fun this season. I am looking forward to the State Meet and to seeing how well we will compete at that level.

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Track Season Opener for NCHS

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Track season began in La Pryor on Thursday, February 28th. The Lady Panther track team consists of the following girls: Nevah Navarro, Abbey Falcon, Alex Grelle, Nikki Milliorn, Ashley Harmon, Siera Edwards, Priscilla Gonzales, Danielle Irwin, Hailey Luce, Natalie Vargulish, Madelyn Martinez, Emily Carnes, Haylee Chavez. The team scored 81 points in the following events: Shot Put: Nikki Milliorn 2nd; Long Jump: Nikki Milliorn 3rd; Discus: Danielle Irwin 6th; 4x100 Relay: Siera Edwards, Abbey Falcon,

Priscilla Gonzales, Nikki Milliorn 3rd; 800 M Run: Nevah Navarro 2nd, Emily Carnes 4th; 100 M Dash: Nikki Milliorn 3rd; 4x200 Relay: Madelyn Martinez, Natalie Vargulish, Haylee Chavez, Priscilla Gonzales 5th; 400 M Dash: Abbey Falcon 2nd; 200 M Dash: Nikki Milliorn 2nd; 1600 M Run: Nevah Navarro 4th; 4x400 Relay: Siera Edwards, Priscilla Gonzales, Emily Carnes, Abbey Falcon 3rd. Our next meet will be on Thursday, March 7th at Northcutt Stadium as we host the NC Relays.

Tennis Season Begins for NCHS The Swinging Panthers opened their tennis season hosting Utopia in a scrimmage and then their first tournament with Team Tennis. In the scrimmage, the Panthers split matches with the Buffaloes 7 - 7. The young N.C. boys had trouble grabbing a victory from Utopia, while N.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls overpowered Utopiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls winning every match. Big Blue would get a second chance at the Buffs as they were on the same side of the bracket in the team Tennis Tournament. The Panthers opened with Knippa. N.C. did not have enough to make a full team, but entered the singles and doubles format tourney for much- needed practice. The Panthers could only muster three victories

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from the Rockcrushers. Kara Sifuentes and Ian Harvey took to the court for the first time ever in Mixed Doubles with nice results. The pair looked as though they had been playing together longer with their (6-0)(6-2) victory. The Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; last ranked boy and girl pulled through for the team. Beginner Bailey Gober won a see-saw battle (6-1)(1-6){101} in the super tie-breaker. Senior Jaron Falcon was victorious winning (6-4)(6-2). In the Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second round, they revisited the Buffaloes with better results than the previous days. The Panthers won the dual 11-8. On the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; side, Ethan Tinsley and Josh Shearer battled to win (6-2)(7-5). Gober paired with fellow newcomer Will Evans for

their first victory winning (6-2)(6-2). Ian Harvey, Ace Sanchez, Ethan Tinsley, and Will Evans all won their singles matches. Trevor Ward lost in a close effort to Utopiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #2 player 4 & 4. In the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; action, Kara Sifuentes, Megan Prather, and Jaron Falcon did their part for a short-handed squad to all win their singles play. Falcon and Prather also teamed to win their doubles match (63)(3-6){10-2} in a super tie-breaker. And the mixed doubles team of Sifuentes and Harvey were again impressive winning easily (61)(6-3). The Canyon did show some bright spots for their first week of competition at a team tournament where they only sported 10 players.

Girls All District 27-1A Basketball Honors

Congratulations to the members of the Nueces Canyon Elementary Band Program for their superior ratings at the Hondo Invitational Middle School Solo and Ensemble Competition. All Panther band Soloist received a ( Division I) top rating on their individual solo performances and earned a large medal and ribbon for their hard work. The following students that participated are as follows: On Flute: Aylin Ibarra, Lacee Jones, Helen Perez, and Malory Whipkey. On Clarinet: Jasmin Carrillo, Alicia Hernandez, Sylvia Hernandez, and Myah Rodriguez. On Alto Saxophone: Shelby Pannell and Harleigh

Patterson. On Trumpet: Mandie Carabajal, Moses Falcon, Shania Falcon, Angela Galindo, Samantha Rodriguez, Leslie Taylor, Samantha Threadgill, and Landrie Williams. On Trombone: Eli Ludlow. On Baritone: Diego Aguilar, Caiden Childs, and Winston Walker. On Tuba: Gentry Bingham. On Percussion: Reagan Fox, Tony Gonzales, and Roy Schexnider. Band Director Mr. Falcon would like to thank his students for all their hard work and a big thanks to parents and school administration for their continued support.

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In District 27-1A the following Nueces Canyon High School Girls Varsity Basketball athletes were honored with positions on the following teams: 1st Team All District ¡ Abbey Falcon-Sr. ¡ Nikki Milliorn-Jr. ¡ Alyssa Ramirez-Sr.

2nd Team All District ¡ Hailey Luce-So. ¡ Kyra Sifuentes-Sr. All District Honorable Mention ¡ Ashley Harmon-Jr. All District Academic ¡ Abbey Falcon-Sr. ¡ Ashley Harmon-Jr. ¡ Jennifer Huddleston-Jr.

¡ Nikki Milliorn-Jr. ¡ Nevah Navarro-Sr. ¡ Alyssa Ramirez-Sr. ¡ Kyra Sifuentes-Sr. Photo Tag (girls all district) L to R: Ashley Harmon, Nevah Navarro, Alyssa Ramirez, Nikki Milliorn, Abbey Falcon, Kyra Sifuentes, Jennifer Huddleston, Hailey Luce


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Starting Friday and running through Sunday, an “Igniting Passion” weekend will be held at First Baptist in Del Rio. The focus will be on outreach along the border of Texas. The topics covered explain how to reach the unchurched in fresh, new ways. Ranging from Bible distribution and teaching to having a party for the community are the topics to be discussed. Our local Baptist Church will attend on Saturday. Contact the church office at 9882344 if you are interested. Annie Armstrong Easter Offering which is directed at North American Missions is

now being taken. The goal this year is “Whatever It Takes: Reaching the One”.

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World Day of Prayer was celebrated on Friday with the program featuring the country of France. Groups from Knippa, Utopia, and Uvalde joined with the L to R Willa Dee Ilse, Joni Garcia, and Lorrie Howard Sabinal ladies in the program which was Mayor Louis “Mando” Landeros, in keeping written by World Day of Prayer of France. with a promise to the Aguilar family, is Following the program, refreshments were holding a town meeting at the Sabinal served in the fellowship hall which followed Senior Citizens Building at 7 pm tomorrow the theme of France. evening. He wants input from the citizens.

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The Way of the Cross is observed every Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 6:30 pm. All Fridays are days of abstinence and those over the age of 14 are required to eat no meat that day during Lent. On March 17, there will be a brisket plate

Anyone who owns a dog, has been bothered by a dog, has children or grandchildren, needs to attend this meeting and share with others your opinions. See you at 7 on the 7th.

City of Sabinal Regular Meeting February 25, 2013 Mayor Louis A. Landeros, Jr. called the regular meeting of the Sabinal city council to order at 7:00 p.m. on February 25, 2013, with the following aldermen, staff and visitors present: Nancy Alvarado, Mike Nuckles, Chuck Van Pelt, Linda Musquiz, Alma Martinez, Jesus Reyes, Betty Jo Harris, Aaron Martinez, Jesse Rios, Rose Alvarado, Mary Ann Flores, Luciano Castenada, Martha Castenada, Anjelica Landeros and Henry Yeackle, IV, Eloisa Muniz was absent due to a family illness. Betty Jo Harris led the invocation; and Louis Landeros led the pledge to the United States flag. On a motion by Musquiz and second by Van Pelt, the accounts payable in the general operating, systems and gas funds were approved by a vote of five to zero. On a motion by Alvarado and second by Musquiz, all five voted to order the major rivers curriculum for the fourth/fifty grade class. Henry Yeackle asked to be allowed to give a free easter lunch after church on Easter Sunday, to be held at the senior citizens building. They would cook the food in Uvalde and bring it over to serve and clean up afterward. It would be for anyone over fifty five years of age. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Nuckles, all five present voted to approve the project and gave a hearty thanks to Mr. Yeackle. Charles Story presented several scenarios concerning how to repair the drainage on East Kennedy Street. They were from the bare bones to extensive. He stated there are several ways to go at the project. Each member had a copy of his proposals and no action was taken. Landeros thanked Mr. Story for his work and stated that it would give the council a starting point. On the agenda item number six, Alvarado

moved to table the question until mrs. Muniz could be present. Musquiz seconded the motion and all five voted for. On the agenda item concerning the animal ordinance, the city’s attorney, Steven Pena, Sr. stated that certain breeds of dogs may not be excluded from the city. An animal may be designated as a dangerous dog after exibiting certain behaviours. Then there would be restrictions as to penning and also insurance. There was some discussion about enforcing the ordinance the city has now. There was no action taken. On a motion by alvarado and second by Musquiz, Slvarado, Musquiz, Nuckles and Martinez voted to approve ordinance 201302 regarding parking on North Front Avenue from Hondo Street to San Antonio Street, as required by the Union Pacific Railroad. Van Pelt voted against. Motion passed. The results of the O. V. Casey camera look at the sewer line at Nora’s Taco were reviewed. They said the line did not have enough grade, but never shot the line. Aaron Martinez did shoot the line and brought the council a pencil drawing of the line and elevations and locations of buildings. Landeros stated that Ms. Gomez had stated that she has a larger grease trap on order. Van Pelt moved and Alvarado seconded to inform Ms. Gomez that that is a private line; the fall is as good as it can be. She needs to install the new, larger grease trap and maintain it at least twice a week. The city will give her sixty days to accomplish these tasks. The city will not be maintaining her line any more. If there is a problem with the Alejandro’s line stopping up, the tapping fee will be refunded and she will have to get a septic tank for the taco stand only. Her residence will still use the current line. All five voted for. Motion passed. Alvarado moved to have a town hall meeting at the senior citizens on Thursday, March 7,

“Share Your Spare” Benefit is hosting a fund raiser/benefit on March 9th, 2013 at Holy Smoke in downtown Camp Wood. Details are below. “Share Your Spare” Benefit for Natalie Hampton – Bobby Harlow Saturday March 9th, 2013 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM Holy Smoke (Downtown Camp Wood) BBQ Brisket sandwiches Live Music Auction, Raffle and other Activities All money raised will be used to offset Expenses that Nat and

2013. Van pelt seconded the motion. Voting for were Van Pelt, Alvarado and Nuckles. Voting against was Musquiz. Abstaining was Martinez. Motion passed. Steven Pena gave a report on the insurance case resulting from the damage to the front of city hall caused by a pickup running into the building, flag pole and crepe myrtle tree. He stated that Gary Young, the adjustor (Allstate) will be down to reassess the amount. The question was raised about whether the council can go after Travelers Insurance. Their customer was the one that hit the building. Pena stated the city could file on Travelers up to two years after the incident. No action was taken on the question. Mayor Landeros showed the council the guideline for administering Hotel/Motel Tax. It is twenty nine pages long. He does not feel that the city will be in a position to handle it. There was no action. There was a short discussion regarding the EMS overhead doors. One does not work at all. One can be raised and lowered manually. Alvarado moved to get the EMS to get estimates for the repairs. Nuckles seconded the motion; and all five voted for. The question will be on the next agenda. Mayor Landeros read a letter from a company which had an open records request sent to the municipal court. They were very complimentary toward the assisstance given to them by Glenda Story. ChuckVan Pelt thanked everyone for the prayers, food, flowers, and cards they had received after the recent loss of his mother, Frankie Ogden Palmer. Alvarado stated the flags need to be up. Aaron Martinez stated that the new employee will be doing that job every day. On a motion by Alvarado and second by Musquiz, all five voted to adjourn at 9:33 p.m.

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Bobby have incurred due to the Kidney transplant Surgery. In the past our communities have always came together to assist those in need. I hope that we will continue to do so and I urge everyone to drop by and help us raise money to offset Nat and Bobby’s expenses. Already, many businesses and individuals have donated items to be auctioned and others are planning on doing so. From an axis deer hunt to BBQ pits and candy baskets, the donations keep coming in. Now it is up to us (the community) to come together and show Nat and Bobby how much we care and support them.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cades Claim Distinguished, Colorful Past This is the first story so far of the Sesquicentennial family history series in which beheading, slavery and a sports drink have been loosely connected. The Cade family of Ingram has a rich documentation of the distant past and the present, going back to the Renaissance. It is believed that all the Cades in Texas are related, and Guilford Marion Cade was the first in the local family tree known to land here, arriving in the 1800s. However, the name in America begins much earlier. Local area native Nada Cade Hyde, and her mother, Ada Cade,

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with the Heard name: two girls, Dixie (18 years old), Secessia (also 18) and Julius, 13. Family history tells that Guilford M. let them go after the family came to Kerr County, taking them to New Braunfels. Incidentally, Nada said that she has heard of black family members living in south Texas. By then, the Cade family children were Nancy Jane, Wilkes Richard, Herschell Vernon, Netocris (“Nettie”) Tomacoli, Laurilla (“Rillie”) Secrecia, and Gilford Pope (1878-1965). In 1883, the tribe moved to Kerr County and settled in Ingram, where Lilla Essie and Iceleane (Isoline) Molean were born. Gilford M. was a lay preacher in the Universalist Church from 1880 to his death in 1887, having been licensed in San Marcos. They had a brand, “IIC” registered at the courthouse, taken out in 1887 by Mrs. F. E. Cade. It is still visible at the former Guadalupe Forge building, on the north side of Junction Highway by the “Y” in Ingram. He & Frances are both buried in Nichols Cemetery, and their land was divided to all the children. Charlie said that Gilford P., “who had a story for everything,” always felt guilty, thinking he had caused his mother’s death. His version was that when, as a youngster, he caught the measles, Frances contracted them and died. Charlie’s maternal aunt, Harlow Lemons, said that Guilford P. and his wife Mary may could pray the most The Cade family came to Kerr County in 1883, led by Dr. Guilford Marion and Frances Elizabeth (Heard) Cade. Here, in an beautiful prayers. early 1890s photo taken a few years after G. M.. died, are his wife, children, one in-law and a grandchild. In the very front is Guilford Polk (1878-1965), and directly behind him is his mother, Frances, who died shortly after the photo was taken. She is Nancy Jane, according to Ada flanked, from left, by Herschell Vernon, Isoline Molean, Lilla Essie and Nancy Jane (holding her only child, James Edward and Charlie, was the one who Young). At rear is Herschell’s wife, Ida Haught; Netocris Tomacoli, Laurilla Secrecia and Wilkes Richard. read to her father, as Frances had done before her death. She married James Young, and remember some of the stories in the family, but said most of the they had a son, James. Her brother, Herschell, married Ida Haught. credit should go to their cousin, Jo Ann Cade of Comfort, who Lilla Essie married William Baldwin, Netocris “Nettie” wed married Charlie Cade. She compiled a comprehensive collection, called “Cade Footprints Wallace P. Hatchitt, “Rillie” married Tom O. Lackey, and Isoline married Henry Sommers. — Past and Present,” which contains numerous documents, In 1901, Gilford P. married Mary May Wall (1887-1955), and they photographs and ancestral data about the Cade family. Jo Ann’s history reveals the origin of the surname Cade, indicating had five sons: “Marion” Frank, Dudley Samuel “Sam,” Willie “Bill” Augustine, Gilford “Leo” and Alfred “Fred” Edward. that it means “decendent of Cada (battle, war).” Eventually, Guilford P. bought out all his siblings’ portion of their In Burke’s General Armory, the family’s coat of arms, in silver, parents’ property. He built a home which still stands at the former includes two lions (one at top, one at bottom), “red, walking full Cade ranch, where a family named Bell now lives. There is a face” with seven parallel horizontal lines (red) separating them. historical marker there. Above the shield and helmet is the crest, which is described as Ada said she remembered that Guilford P. “cussed bad. But, I ‘half a red lion attacking.’” loved the old man, and he always called me ‘dear.’ ” The first known Cade tied to the local lineage is Robert, born She and Nada also recalled that certain words sparked bad before 1626. About 1647, he emigrated from the British Isles. memories for Guilford P., especially “pecans” and “whittling.” Family lore has it that the family was Scotch-Irish, and might He enjoyed staying active, walking or riding his palomino into explain its staunch Presbyterian faith. town, where he would stop by his “good time” place for a beer. In fact, Robert’s descendant was known to have donated land for Apparently, he also dressed like a cowboy, tucking his pants inside the first Presbyterian church in North Carolina. his boots. He loved hearing the nighttime stories read by Nancy, Jo Ann cites “kinfolk,” a General Harlee, saying that a much always waiting excitedly for the next chapter. earlier ancestor was John “Jack” Cade, who in 1450 led a large Nada remembered that Marion was a carpenter, Sam a “jack of group of rebels from Kent County and laid siege to London. all trades,” Bill a barber in Old Ingram, Leo dealt in all kinds of Jack’s rebels were even referenced by the playwright, William road materials, and her father, Fred, was a rock mason, who built Shakespeare, who called the band, “Kentish rabble.” The group Nada’s house. plotted to overthrow the King of England, Henry VI. Fred’s rockwork also went into the Inn of the Hills and at Camp The country was in upheaval over a breakdown in law and Mystic. order, as well as corruption and favoritism toward Henry’s court In 1941, Fred married Hunt native Ada, daughter of Earl and alliances. Lynnie Love Haught Buxton. She raised a family, while he plied Jack was denounced as a “roue” (a debauched man), and was said his trade. to be the illegitimate son of royalty. “He had a wife and kids, and masonry supported all of them.” Also, another relative speculates, there is a tie to the Mortimer family line, which would link the Cades to William the Conqueror Besides Nada, who was the second child, the generation also included Charlotte, Freddie Jems and Steve. and even Charlemagne. Nada, who spent 19 years in the Ingram School District Jack’s takeover plot succeeded, albeit very briefly —he occupied Superintendent’s office, said her mother was like Marie Callender. the king’s throne for a mere three days. “She fed everybody, and was the baker for the county,” Nada In the end, he was captured and beheaded. Family tradition has it said. In fact, Ada claims that her cooking got Guilford P. to stop that this is why no Cades ever named their sons Jack. drinking. Henry VI, who himself was imprisoned several times and also She added that her mother is the oldest and last of Fred’s Cade went mad, was murdered in the Tower of London in 1471. One line. Nada’s father served in the Army Air Corps as a plane historical source (Wikipedia website on the Internet) cites popular mechanic during World War II, staying in the service for seven legend blaming King Richard III for Henry’s death. years. They moved around, leaving and finally returned to the Jack’s descendants fled to the northeast area of Ireland, where Cade place when Nada was in the 5th grade. The Cade ranch sold many Scotch settled and formed the Protestant portion of the in 1963. Nada married Hiram Benjamin “H.B.” Hyde, in the early country, often opposing the Catholic majority. They were seen by 1960s, and had two children: Preston, a counselor at K’Star in some of the latter as religious intruders and sympathizers of the Fredericksburg, and Elena, a teacher living in the Austin area. British. H.B. served in the Navy beginning in 1963, and was stationed in They became known as Scotch-Irish, or “bordering Scots.” The Meridian, Miss. Cades remained there for about six generations. There are hints that some of the family may have emigrated during That was a turbulent year, when three civil rights workers were murdered in the area, and first reported missing. the terrible “potato famine,” but that has not been substantiated. H.B., who was new to the Navy, was in a party assigned to go and After Robert’s arrival in America there are a few genealogical search for the missing men. gaps. The family story then jumps to Guilford Cade, who married “He was just a low-ranking airman. His squadron was told to go twice, and is a pivotal point. In total, Guilford (the name later changed to Gilford) had six sons, out in their white uniforms onto the back roads,” Nada said. “He of which Guilford Marion was one of three (add R. Ben and Wylie told me they did not dare step off the road, because there were people armed with shotguns sitting on their porches, just waiting.” Pope) born to first wife Nancy Pope. With his second wife, Jane Eventually, the bodies were found off the road, but very near Thurman, Guilford then had James C. (“Gems”), John R. and the areas they were searching. Before they returned to the Hill Thomas Wootten. Country, Nada worked for a while as a legal secretary until H.B.’s Gilford M. (1821-1887) was born in Marengo Co., Ala. where the last duty station in Bee County’s Coastal Bend College. H. B. family owned a plantation. Eventually he became a doctor, and it retired as a Naval officer, and the couple came back here in 1983. is believed, so did his brother, “Gems.” She took the school administrative job in 1984, retiring in 2003. In 1850, he went to California for the “gold rush.” In July, his “I worked with six superintendents. I trained them, and then sent name (“Dr. G. M. Cade”) appeared on the passenger list of a barque (ship) named “Cacholet,” coming from Valparaiso, Chile to them on their way,” Nada said lightly. H.B. died in an accident in 2004. These days, Nada takes care San Francisco. In addition to several dozen passengers, the vessel of Ada, who lives next door in Ingram. She still enjoys doing her also carried cargo consisting of 1,000 bags of flour, 22,000 feet of quilting, which mother and daughter often did together. lumber, and 15 hundredweight of potatoes. Oh, and the connection mentioned at the beginning to a sports He volunteered as a soldier in the Civil War in 1861, and attained drink? A clipping from the July 8, 2001 issue of the San Antonio at least the rank of corporal, which is how he is listed in records Express, began with a quote: “There’s a significant difference in of the 21st Alabama Infantry, Company C. 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O B I T U A R I E S Raul Alvarado Jr

William Anderson Parker Jr.

Louis G. Harrison Jr.

(June 13, 1964 - March 1, 2013)

(November 30, 1942 - February 22, 2013)

(September 30, 1943- March 2, 2013)

Raul Alvarado Jr. of Uvalde passed away on March 1, 2013 at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 48. He was born on June 13, 1964 in Uvalde to Raul R. and Guadalupe (Lara) Alvarado. He is survived by his sisters, Maria Sendejo and husband Reuben of Uvalde, brother, Adan Alvarado and wife June of San Antonio; niece, Cheyanne Sendejo and Ezra “Jacob” Sendejo both of Uvalde and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, special aunts, Juanita Lara and Martina Lara. A rosary was held on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed at Knippa Catholic Cemetery

William Anderson Parker Jr. passed away on February 22, 2013 at Uvalde Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 70. He was born on November 30, 1942 in Uvalde to William A. and Helen Fae (Dean) Parker Sr. He is survived by his cousins, Wanna Lou Lloyd and Lewis Ray Dean both of Campwood. He was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, L.J. Dean. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Campwood Cemetery.

Louis G. Harrison Jr. entered eternal rest on March 2, 2013 in Floresville, Texas. He was born to Louis G. and lola Mae (Turner) Harrison in San Antonio, Texas on September 30, 1943. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother william j. Harrison. He is survived by his children: Louis G. Harrison, Iii Of Seguin, Texas And Robert Edward Harrison Of San Antonio, Texas; Sisters: Alice A. Floyd Of Sinton, Texas, Arlie A. Tennil Of Louisville, Kentucky; Mae Y. Kaufmann Of Hondo,texas;brother: Clifford R. Harrison Of Denver,colorado; 2 Grandchildren And Numerous Nieces And Nephews. The Family Will Gather At Sabinal Cemetery In Sabinal, Texas For A Graveside Service On March 5, 2013 At 3:30 P.m. Services Were Entrusted To Uvalde Funeral Home.

The family of Feleta Jean Chisum would like to thank you for your kindness, prayers and all the wonderful stories shared. Your time spent on cards, food, donations and flowers were incredibly kind. We are all truly blessed for the time we got to share with Feleta. She will be greatly missed. (January 19, 1932-January 22, 2013) Carl W. Chisum, Carla Alexander, Shane Alexander, Kelli & Tim McLaughlin and Savannah Alexander

Jerald Murrie Underwood (July 28, 1931 - March 2, 2013) Jerald Murrie Underwood of Uvalde passed away on March 2, 2013 in Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. He was born on July 28, 1931 in Stratford, OK to Almon Hope and Aver Dean (Hollingsworth) Underwood. He married Dorothy Eads in Uvalde on August 27, 1957. She preceded him in death in 2000. He is survived by two sons, Mark Underwood and wife, Diane of Uvalde; and Blake Underwood and wife, Karen of Portland, Oregon; two brothers, Almon Underwood and wife, Jan; and Dean Underwood and wife, Dana, all of Oklahoma City, OK; brother-in-law, Dr. John Shudde and wife, Raynice; six grandchildren, Jeanette, Jeremy, Aaron, Jacob, Dean, and Haley Underwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Dorothy. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel with burial to follow in Montell Cemetery. Rev. Tim Farenthold will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice

Parents, Help Your Children Avoid Violence and Abusive Relationships National Youth Violence Prevention Week is March 18-23, 2013. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) reports that one in 10 adolescents reported being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once in the previous year. Some adolescents get involved in unhealthy dating relationships. Controlling and demanding behaviors often happen before violence occurs. For example, one partner may tell another what to wear and who to spend time with. Over time, controlling and demanding behavior may become increasingly violent and that violence can have negative effects on physical and mental health throughout life (including lower self-esteem, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts). Adults can help by paying attention and talking to adolescents about how to build healthy, respectful relationships. Talking to your teens about other issues, such as the following can open the door to conversations about sexuality and sexual activity. As a community service, Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI) is pleased to provide the following information on how parents can help their children cope with the pressures and problems common today. School Successes and Challenges: Education dominates the lives of most teenagers, yet parents don’t always know how to talk about school, grades, and school problems with their teens. Trouble in school can be a sign that teens are participating in, or thinking about, other risky behaviors. Finding ways to communicate about the everyday issues of school and relationships in school sets the stage for specific conversations about sexuality. Yet the research is clear: teens are more likely to be successful in school if their parents are actively engaged in their learning. Show your support and commitment by being involved in the school, encouraging learning at home, and providing other opportunities for your teen to develop and learn. Peer Relationships: Friends—they are really important to teens. And as teens grow, parents recognize that friends play bigger and bigger roles in their lives. But parents often worry that teens’ friends aren’t always good influences. They may isolate, tease, or bully each other. They may promote attitudes and behaviors that parents don’t like. And they can put a lot of

pressure on each other to be sexually active; use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and engage in other risky behaviors. Even though parents can’t control teen relationships, through both your modeling and your actions, you can guide your teens toward the kinds of positive peer relationships that help them make better choices and grow up successfully. Positive Values: Parents sometimes struggle with talking about things that are important to them (their values), especially when their teens seem to be developing values that are different than their parent’s values. One of the most important things teenagers do is to form the values they will live by. For parents, this process can be both rewarding and scary. Even though it’s critical that young people develop their own personal values, parents continue to shape and influence their children’s values throughout the teenage years and into adulthood. The goal and challenge for parents is to help teens “make their own” the kinds of values that help them make positive choices throughout their lives. Online Safety: Today’s young people have spent their whole lives in a world where digital media—websites, social media, cell phones — are part of everyday life. This reality opens up new challenges for parents, teens, and families. It is important for parents to set expectations about online and social networking behaviors, specifying those that are allowed and those that are not acceptable. Sexual content online, plus the risk of sexual solicitation through the Internet, make ongoing discussion of Internet safety critical for today’s families. According to , pedophiles and other sexual predators can use the Internet to exchange names and addresses of other pedophiles and of potential child victims. The most common means by which sexual predators contact children over the Internet is through chat rooms, instant messages and email. In fact, 89% of sexual solicitations were made in either chat rooms or instant messages and, 1 in 5 youth (ages 10-17 years) has been sexually solicited online. Bullying and Violence: There is a significant relationship between engaging in violence and experiencing bullying and sexual activity in adolescence. Being a victim or perpetrator of violence, harassment, or bullying is a serious issue, potentially with lasting negative effects

on the lives of teens. When young people experience violence, they face more physical and mental health challenges as well as problems in school. They are also at greater risk of using violence themselves. Parents can play important roles in preventing or reducing these risks for their teens. Alcohol: Research shows a strong correlation between sexual activity and alcohol use among adolescents. Alcohol use by teens is sometimes considered a“gateway” to a wide range of other high-risk activities, including premature sexual activity and use of illegal drugs. Alcohol is harmful to young people and early use has lasting, sometimes tragic, consequences for them. Although many factors influence whether teens use alcohol, one thing is clear: parents play a central role in teens’ decisions. Tobacco: Teens who smoke or use other forms of tobacco are more likely to be sexually active. Helping teens avoid starting to use tobacco is one of the most important and doable things you can do for their long-term health. The vast majority of adult smokers (90%) began when they were teens. People who don’t start smoking as teenagers are unlikely to start. The good news is that today’s teens are less likely to use tobacco than teens of a generation ago. Illegal Drugs: Illegal drugs can have a devastating impact on a young person, a family, and a community, as has been seen with crack and meth users. Among teens, other than alcohol and tobacco, the most common drug used is marijuana, which about one-third of high school seniors said they had used in the past year. Teens who feel they can manage everyday situations, plan for and solve problems, and control their emotions are less likely to use illegal drugs. These skills are cultivated through modeling, practicing on issues that are not high stakes, talking through scenarios or challenges together, and facing and overcoming challenges they will inevitably come up against in life. Research shows a strong correlation between sexual activity and use of illegal drugs among adolescents. For more information, please visit http: // w w w. h h s . g o v /as h /o ah /r e s o u r c es - a n d publications/info/parents/get-started/ or visit one of CHDI’s sites ( for additional free information.


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Devil’s Sinkhole Society Facts and Figures The Devil’s Sinkhole Society, Inc., is entering its thirteenth year of providing Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area tours and operating the Rocksprings Visitors Center. During the 2012 tour season, the volunteers took 1526 people to see the amazing cave. 1129 people took the bat tour, including about 25 who took the new morning bat return tour. 282 people took day (or motorcycle) tours, a big increase: This tour does not include bat viewing. 43 people came for nature walks or birding tours. In addition to these tourists, the Rocksprings Visitors Center had 157 people stop in each month (1884 per year) and volunteers fielded 110 phone calls per month (1320 per year). Put the figures together and it comes out to be that the Devil’s Sinkhole Society had 394 contacts each month with people interested in the Sinkhole, Rocksprings, and Edwards County, 4730 contacts for the year. Members of the DSS are called “Bats.” Current “Bats” number 91, and 51 people volunteered

for the Society in one way or another in 2012. About 26 people help the Society on a monthly basis. There is lots of room for more volunteers! The Society always needs guides, bus drivers, attendants and other donors. The current age range among the regular volunteers is 18 to 92. The Visitors Center gets calls almost every day for referrals for lodging or realty. People ask regularly to be connected with septic services, health services, government services, restaurants, hunting, auto

repair, travel options, and lots more. Local and area merchants are very welcome to leave their cards at the Visitors Center to make it easier for visitors to get in touch. Someone called the other day wanting to kayak at the Devil’s Sinkhole, so the volunteer connected the caller to neighboring South Llano River State Park. The Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area, of course, has no regularly running streams. Visitors Center volunteers remind callers and

visitors about our county’s other park, Kickapoo Cavern State Park and the Society anticipates starting some combination tours between DSSNA and KCSP this year. The natural area and park share the same park superintendent, Mr. Kevin Ferguson. The Rocksprings Visitors Center is open daily, providing day, motorcycle, nature walk, and birding tours. Starting May 1 the famous evening bat tour will be available WednesdaySunday evenings, and this year, the morning bat return tour will be available August through October. Reservations are necessary. The next special event at the DSSNA is the second annual “Run the Devil’s Sinkhole 5K” set for Saturday, April 20. The Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area and Kickapoo Cavern State Park are Texas Parks and Wildlife Department facilities. Call 830-6832287 or e-mail for DSSNA. Call 830-563-2342 for KCSP.

Important Information for a Safe, Fun, and Healthy Spring Break As Spring Break 2013 approaches, Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI) would like to share important information for parents, teens and college students from the Centers for Disease, Control, and Prevention (CDC). Spring Break is usually a time for fun, adventure, and relaxation. But too much fun in the sun and late night parties can cost our young ones more than expected. The CDC recommends the following for a Safe and Healthy Spring Break: · Limit Alcohol: Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes and nonfatally injure someone every two minutes. Don’t drink and drive. · Be Active: During the break, take the opportunity to start a fitness program. Do a variety of fun activities like walking, dancing, playing volleyball, swimming, and more. It doesn’t need to be hard to be beneficial. · Plan a Successful Trip: If you are going on a trip, be prepared. Are vaccinations required? Are there special food, destination, or other things you need

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(Bandera, Texas) – BEAA Team, an employee organization at Bandera Electric Cooperative, is putting on a 5K run/walk April 6thin Bandera. The Bun Burner will raise money for charitable organizations in our service territory, including Relay For Life and others. We encourage anyone interested in a fun morning, fitness and in giving back to the community to join us at the Bandera City Park for the event.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. (or can be done early online or via a printed entry form) and the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25 before April 1 and $30 on or after April 1. Those who register prior to March 14th are guaranteed a tshirt and prizes will be awarded to top finishers in various categories. All ages are welcome! Hill Country Embroidery of Bandera and

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Back to Basics....Dates

by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

The date palm, native to the Middle East, was mentioned in the bible as the “tree of life,” and the word “date” comes from the Greek “daktulos,” which means “finger.” Dates grow in large bunches which can weigh as much as 40 pounds, and large trees will yield more than 1,000 dates each year. In many countries dates are added to salads, couscous dishes and curries, but in North America they’re most commonly used in baked desserts and confections.


Because dates are very high in sugar, they can easily be converted into sugar. To make date sugar, arrange sliced dates on a baking sheet and bake at 450° for 10 to 15 minutes, or until very dry and hard as rocks. Grind or process in a food processor to make sugar. Store dried dates in a cool, dry place for 6 to 12 months. Tightly wrapped fresh dates will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


1/2 cup coarse graham cracker crumbs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar Mix together first six ingredients until well blended. Beat egg whites until foamy; add sugar a tablespoon or two at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Fold first mixture into the whites, blending well. Pour into an 8-inch greased pie plate; bake at 325° for 35 minutes. Delicious with ice cream, whipped topping, or whipped cream. Serves 6 to 8.

DATE AND NUT ROLL 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 1 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped nuts Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, dates, and chopped nuts. Blend condensed milk and lemon juice; add to crumb mixture and knead well to blend ingredients. Form into rolls about 3 inches in diameter. Roll in more wafer crumbs then wrap in waxed paper. Chill for at least 12 hours, then cut into 1/4-inch slices.


1 teaspoon vinegar 1/2 cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup soft shortening 1/4 cup butter 5 cups uncooked quick-cooking rolled oats Filling: 1 cup chopped dates, 2/3 cup granulated sugar,1 teaspoon lemon juice,1/4 cup water Stir vinegar into milk; set aside. Sift flour with baking soda and salt. Cream shortening and butter until light and fluffy, gradually adding the 3/4 cup sugar. Blend in half of flour mixture, then blend in soured milk, then blend in remaining flour mixture. Stir in rolled oats. Refrigerate cookie dough for at least 4 hours. Meanwhile, make the date filling. In a saucepan combine dates, 2/3 cup sugar, lemon juice, and water. Bring date mixture to a boil and simmer for a minute. Remove from heat and let cool. Preheat oven to 350°. Roll about one-third of the chilled dough out to about 1/9-inch thick on a generously floured surface. Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll out. Cut rolled out dough with floured 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 10 to 12 minutes; cool. To serve, spread 1 teaspoon of date filling on half of cookies; top with remaining cookies.


1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces finely chopped dried dates 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional In a large mixing bowl, using a hand held electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Into a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in chopped dates and the chopped pecans or walnuts, if using. Pour into greased 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool; cut into bars.

PORCUPINE COOKIES 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup chopped dates 2 eggs, well beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup corn flakes cereal 1 cup crispy rice cereal 1 1/2 cup flaked coconut In a skillet, combine sugar, dates, and eggs. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture pulls away from sides of skillet, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and walnuts. Carefully stir in cereals; cool slightly. When mixture can be handled, shape into balls with hands moistened with cold water. Roll each ball in coconut; store in covered container in the refrigerator. Makes 2 dozen porcupine cookies.

“Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’” Luke 13 6-9

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What Are the Benefits of Eating Dates?

Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree and are grown primarily in dry, arid regions, such as the Middle East and parts of California. Though dates are often used as an ingredient in sweets and other recipes, they offer several nutritional benefits when eaten fresh and pitted. Won’t Raise Blood Sugar One of the main reasons people avoid eating dates is the belief that they will raise their blood sugar levels, but studies have shown that belief to be erroneous. The May 28, 2011, issue of “Nutrition Journal” reports a study in which date consumption was tested on diabetics. The study shows that while dates contain high amounts of natural sugars, they are actually a low-glycemic index food and did not significantly raise blood sugar levels after they were eaten. If you are diabetic, speak to your doctor before adding dates to your diet so that you can monitor your blood sugar levels and determine how dates affect you personally.

Increase Fiber Intake

Dates are loaded with fiber. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, just one pitted date contains 1.6 g of fiber, or 6 percent of the recommended daily intake. Fiber is known for its ability to help lower cholesterol and fight and prevent obesity, heart disease and colorectal cancer. The November 2008 issue of “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition” reports that the fiber in dates is primarily insoluble fiber, which binds to fat and cholesterol and carries it out of the body.

Lower Triglycerides

Though the fiber in dates has the ability to lower cholesterol levels, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Israel report that dates have better results at lowering triglyceride levels, which is another type of fat in the blood. A study published in the Sept. 9, 2009, issue of the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,” shows that consuming dates may lower triglycerides by 8 to 15 percent. Reducing your triglyceride levels will lower your risk of hardening of the arteries, heart attack and stroke, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Increase Vitamin and Mineral Intake

Adding dates to your diet delivers vitamins and minerals that are necessary to maintain optimum health. The primary vitamins in dates are the B vitamin family, with vitamin B-6 topping the list. The B vitamins help with the metabolism of food and the formation of new blood cells. Other vitamins include K and A. Dates are an excellent source or minerals, with potassium in the No. 1 spot. Copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron and zinc complete the mineral profile. The body only needs small amounts of minerals, but if it is depleted of any one, it can be disastrous to your health. Snacking on dates can help you build up your body’s mineral stores.

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Federal cuts to have minimal effect on HHS agencies

With Washington at an impasse over budget negotiations, automatic spending cuts went into effect March 1 leaving many questioning what the impact will be on health and human services programs. While the fiscal sequestration could

result in financial hits to Texas, Pat Czepiel, HHSC’s federal funds manager, says the impact at HHS agencies will be manageable for the remainder of this fiscal year. Combined, the agencies could lose $83.7 million in federal grants, but

that’s far less than 1 percent of the state’s $30 billion health and human services budget. The Department of State Health Services would be most affected, with potential reductions to the tobacco use prevention and WIC’s special supplemental nutrition

programs. Because of the timing of grants and funding remaining from previous years, the agencies don’t anticipate any significant impact from the potential reductions in fiscal year 2013.

Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, TANF cash assistance, foster care and adoption assistance are exempt from the federal cuts.

Work under way to bring CHIP into TIERS

Big changes are in store for the way applications are processed for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP. HHSC is in the early stages of a transition that will bring the processing of CHIP applications into the state’s TIERS eligibility system. The transition is targeted for Sept. 1. Since the inception of CHIP in Texas in 1999, families have been able to apply for children’s health insurance – CHIP and Children’s Medicaid – with a form H1014, an application designed exclusively for those programs. A state contractor processes the applications, while HHSC staff determines eligibility for Medicaid. The CHIP-to-TIERS transition will eliminate the


Have you ever noticed how some children have that flat, lonley look even in the midst of a crowd. On the playground they are most likely to play alone or with someone they know well. They are the most likely target for a bully... We live in the United Staes of America, the land of the free... In the peculiar Southern culture that the great state of Texas nurtures. However our society...marriage nd divorce... in todays world has a catastrophic by product, (a price to high to pay) of modern American life. Our Children! We can transplant organs, place a man on the moon, perform miracles unheard of in any earlier time! Communications, electronics...speak with someone halfway across the world on a whim and travel there in a days time if we please...but we cannot mend the broken heart of a child. People are more likely to marry, and to divorce, in Texas and across the South than in other parts of the country, according to census data. Second marriages last longer here, partly because people remarry more quickly than elsewhere. It’s a cultural thing! You have a culture that’s very promarriage, Country music is popular, the story line in country music is the quest for love. The median age of first marriage has risen sharply nationwide, up to 28.4 for men and 26.5 for women. People in the Northeast wait longer to marry and, after a divorce, are less likely to remarry. Those in the South, which includes Texas, marry at a younger age and remarry more quickly. Second

need for the dual application processing and the need for contracted eligibility determination for CHIP. “This is a move toward efficiency,” said HHSC Associate Commissioner for Eligibility Operations Glenda McMillan. “Now that we have a robust and flexible eligibility system with TIERS, it makes sense to consolidate and bring this work into the system we’re using to

determine eligibility for other HHSC benefit programs.” Currently, CHIP is the only HHSC benefit program with eligibility determined by a state contractor using a nonTIERS eligibility system. Eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, and TANF is determined by HHSC staff in TIERS. The CHIP-to-TIERS transition should not disrupt the processing of children’s health insurance applications. Families still will be able to apply using the form H1014 but after Sept. 1 all versions of that application, both printed and

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By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

marriages across the South are of longer duration than those in some other parts of the country. Higher marriage rates are inextricably linked to higher divorce rates. No one ever gets married thinking, well, I’ll just divorce. Sometimes people get married just not thinking at all. People in the Northeast and on the West Coast are more likely to live together than those in the South and Midwest. So when they break up, it’s a non-statistic, they don’t have a divorce to show for it. No one ever gave birth to a child thinking he or she would become one more statistic in an alarmingly high and climbing fiasco... First, children who grow up in an intact, two-parent family with both biological parents present do better on a wide range of outcomes than children who grow up in a single-parent family. Single parenthood is not the only, nor even the most important, cause of the higher rates of school dropout, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, or other negative outcomes we see; but it does contribute independently to these problems. Encouraging and supporting healthy marriages is reasonably straightforward: About a third of all children born in the United States each year are born out of wedlock. Similarly, about half of all first marriages end in divorce, and when children are involved, many of the resulting singleparent households are poor. For example, less than 10 percent of married couples with children are poor as compared with about 35 to 40 percent of single-mother

families. The combination of an alarmingly high proportion of all new births occurring out of wedlock and discouragingly high divorce rates among families with children ensures that the majority of America’s children will spend a significant amount of their childhood in single-parent households. Moreover, research shows that even after one controls for a range of family background differences, children who grow up living in an intact household with both biological parents present seem to do better, on average, on a wide range of social indicators than do children who grow up in a single-parent household. This doesn’t mean that single parent homes are just means it takes takes two to make a child and it takes two to raise that child. Why parents want to take their own hatred out on their children to “punish” the other parent is just ludicrous to me. So many parents walk away in this day and age... so many play games with the hearts of their children. If one person reads this article and realizes the pain they have caused their child and resolves to change that, then I have succeeded in my message. If one granparent steps up and says, “Honey, what you are doing is wrong. You are hurting this child.” If we all sit back and let a judiciary system that drops our children through the cracks determine the future of our children...then we get what we deserve!

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got going in the second quarter. At half, we were down 34-25. The third quarter we were able to make a run at them, out scoring them 14-10 and closing the gap to just five points. Our defense played well and our offense was able to get some transition baskets. The fourth quarter I

think we wore down a little bit. The girls expended a lot of energy in the third quarter and wasn’t able to maintain the pace in the fourth. The effort these girls gave was tremendous. The will and desire to win can never be questioned. I am very proud of what this team accomplished

this year. They showed by their play that they deserved to be at the state tournament and are one of the best four teams in the state of Texas at the 1A division. Sarah Reagor led the scoring with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Keena Auld added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.

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Mackenzie Wade chipped in with 6 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Joanie Eliott put in 5 points to go along with 5 rebounds and Brianna the team with 6 rebounds. Sarah Reagor was voted to the All-State Team, a great honor for her and her teammates. The Lady Eagles

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finish the season with a 24-8 record. We lose two seniors off this team. Our challenge for next year will be who is going to replace them and how we get back to the state tournament. The off-season is where basketball players are made. I hope these girls put in the time

this summer to improve their game so we can make another run next year. A big thank you the town of Leakey for all the support they gave us all year long. You made this a very special, memorable year for the girls. Our crowd at the state tournament was amazing.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Shackelford of Leakey, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of thier daughter, Candice Clark, to Eric Chapman, son of Jim and Liz Chapman of Austin, Texas. Candice, a graduate of University of Phoenix is employed with Wells Fargo Bank. Eric, a graduate of ITT is employed with MI-Swaco. The wedding will be held on March 23, 2013 in ConCan, Texas at Crider’s Cabins On The Frio



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March 6 2013 Edition  

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