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November 13, 2013 Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper!

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Keeping the Thanks in Thanksgiving

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Leakey ISD Highly Qualified Teachers!

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

Second Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fairs to be Held Nov. 14 Job fairs for veterans and spouses hosted by 28 local workforce development board areas across Texas The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) will host veterans job fairs statewide on Nov. 14. TWC’s Second Annual

Hiring Red, White & You! campaign is a joint initiative supported by Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Medical Center surgeon and University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston professor Dr. James H. “Red” Duke Jr., and TVC to connect our returning veterans in Texas with employers who are hiring. “The Hiring Red, White

& You! campaign is one way we can thank Texas’ veterans for their service to our nation,” said Gov. Rick Perry. “We want to do everything in our power to help our heroes utilize their skills to build a career in Texas, and connect employers with these talented and experienced individuals to fill open job opportunities.”

by Julie Becker

Steven Brooks and Matthew Brooks (parents are Doyle and Jennifer Brooks of Robstown, Texas; grandparents are Doyle and Kathy Brooks of Leakey and Roger and Tommie Sue Elam of Robstown, Texas) were photographed on a recent family vacation to Colorado. The photo is taken on the top of Imogene Pass which is a high mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains that connects Ouray , Colorado to Telluride, Colorado. It is the highest mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains, and the second highest vehicular mountain crossing in Colorado. The road is accessible by four wheel drive vehicles, and is not for the novice driver.! We will continue to “Where in the World” series until the end of this year. We received several pictures this week for publication and don’t want to leave anyone out. If you have sent in your photo please let us know if you haven’t seen it yet. We no longer have Tee shirts available but do have Christmas ornaments, note cards and mugs. We have had a great time with this series and have garnered a tremendous amount of media coverage for our communities!

The newest addition to Barksdale, Texas is presented by Randy Ward, Jr. and it is fabulous! My husband and I had lunch

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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

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there last week and we both highly recommended a drive through the Hill Country and lunch at the Chicken Coop.

Sabinal ISD Honors Veterans Day

Celebrate the season with loved ones near and far

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by Julie Becker

The Chicken Coop in Barksdale, Texas

Early Masons Still Honored In Historic Kerrville Building

Texas Best in Global Trade

WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU WEAR YOUR REAL COUNTY CENTENNIAL T-SHIRT?

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On Monday, there was a special service in the gym at the high school which honored all veterans. Highlights were first of all, Haile Gonzales who sang the first verse of “The Star Spangled Banner” acapelo; recognition of the veterans who were present; reading of the Presidential Proclamation by

Superintendent Grill; and the message delivered by District Attorney of the 38th Judicial District Daniel J. Kindred. Angela Contreras read a fitting poem and Taps was played by Adrian Alejandro and Luke Davis. In memory of soldiers both present and deceased, pictures of Sabinal soldiers were shown on a screen. Following the program, refreshements were served to the veterans. The Sabinal High School Band played military music for all branches of the service throughout the program. This year’s Veterans Day program was in memory of Rudy Borrego, class of 1988, who served in the Marine Corps.

Making Spirits Bright Coming Soon! The 3rd annual Making Spirits Bright shopping event is slated for Wednesday, December 4. Sponsored by the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce, over ten local merchants will have their doors open 4pm until 7pm offering discounts and special drawings along with complimentary festive foods for their customers. “This is an opportunity for local friends and neighbors to shop SMALL this Christmas season and support their local merchants. We look forward to providing complimentary food along with lots of fun for all,” says chamber President Kathy Hobbs, owner of River Rags and Rhinestones. Promoting support for small businesses during the Christmas season has been a national campaign for several years. Hobbs says the Leakey merchants especially appreciate local business. “Our canyon is economically dependent

upon tourism for the most part. Support from our Leakey friends helps us tremendously during the holiday season,” she stated. Participating merchants beginning south of Leakey are Dora’s Nursery, Canyon Charm, River Rags, The General Store, Josh’s, The Mercantile, Catahoula Woodworks, Mill Wright’s Daughter, Ella Purls, Cold River Jewelry and Drips and Doodles. A traditional Community Candlelight Service will again be held that evening at 7:30 pm at the First Baptist Church, Leakey. Pastor Mark Spaniel will assist Hobbs in coordinating the service. Please mark the date, hop in your sleigh December 4 and prepare to brighten spirits as we enter the Christmas season, reflect on its true meaning and spread some goodwill throughout our community. See ad page 13.

FSA Announces the Resumption of 2013 Crop Commodity Loan Disbursements WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that the processing and disbursement of 2013 crop commodity loans has resumed. Crop year 2013 commodity loanmaking was suspended Oct. 1, 2013, to make changes necessary to accommodate the automatic funding reductions known as sequester. Sequestration is mandated by the

Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 as amended by the Budget Control Act of 2011. “We must comply with the laws established by Congress to reduce funds in accordance with sequestration policy,” said Garcia. “We regret the delay this has created in USDA issuing marketing assistance loans because we know how critical the loans are to many farmers’ cash flow at this time of

year.” The commodity loan programs provide interim financing to producers for agricultural commodities stored after harvest and then sold throughout the year. Producers requesting 2013 crop commodity loans on their harvested commodities now will have a 5.1 percent reduction to the loan amount upon its disbursement, due to the sequestration. continued page 2

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USDA Farm Service Agency Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections Beginning Monday, Nov. 4 WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 — USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced that the 2013 FSA County Committee Elections begin today, Nov. 4, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 2, 2013. “The role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever at a time when our country faces important choices regarding

the funding and operation of our government,” said Garcia. “New county committee members provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of disaster and conservation programs. With better participation in recent years, we have also seen promising increases in the number of women and minority candidates, helping to better represent the richness of American agriculture.” County committee members are

an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural community and USDA. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA

committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A person who is not of legal voting age, but supervises and conducts the farming operations of an entire farm may also be eligible to vote. Agricultural producers in each county submitted candidate nominations during the nomination period, which

Leakey Lions Club Keeping It Clean! by Dax Hooten, Leakey Lions Club President

ended on Aug. 1. Eligible voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can obtain ballots from their local USDA Service Center. Dec. 2, 2013, is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must also be postmarked no later than Dec. 2. Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2014. Close to 7,700 FSA county

committee members serve in the 2,124 FSA offices nationwide. Each committee consists of three to 11 members who serve three-year terms. Approximately one-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. More information on county committees, such as the new 2013 fact sheet and brochures, can be found on the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/ elections or at a local USDA Service Center.

FSA Announces the Resumption of 2013 Crop Commodity Loan Disbursements continued from front page

Commodity loans issued by marketing associations and loan servicing agents

are also subject to the sequestration reduction. During the period that loan-making was suspended, producers were still able to submit loan applications to their county FSA offices, marketing associations and loan servicing agents. The processing and disbursement of these applications will begin immediately. For further information about commodity marketing loans, farmers may contact their local county FSA office or go online towww.fsa.usda.gov.

Pictured: Guinn Turner, A.G. Ollre III, A.G. Hood, Ricky Peters, John Patrick, Dax Hooten, Brad Mullen, Hugh Scott, J.D. Martinez, Glenn Bradley, Rudy Gonzales, Jimmy Williams, Linda Williams

Second Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fairs to be Held Nov. 14

Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500

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Hiring Red White & You! jobs fairs are designed to help veterans and their spouses connect with their next career opportunity. Employers may participate at no cost and are encouraged to contact their local Workforce Solutions office for more information. Last year’s Hiring Red, White & You! job fairs attracted more than 12,000 veterans and 1,400 employers statewide, and resulted in approximately 2,800 hires by participating employers. “Military veterans possess the skills, discipline and leadership experience that are ideally suited to employers in need of a ready workforce,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “The Hiring Red, White & You! statewide employment effort connects veterans with employment and helps them successfully

transition to the civilian labor force.” The Texas Veterans Commission is preparing veterans for these events by conducting workshops across the state. These workshops are designed to assist veterans with applications, résumé assistance, interviewing techniques, as well as one-on-one counseling services. “Hiring Veterans is not just good will, but it is great for business,” said Thomas Palladino, the Texas Veterans Commission Executive Director. “Events like these are just another example of how our state government partners with the private sector to ensure that veterans and their families obtain long-time meaningful employment.” The national unemployment rate for all veterans is 6.2 percent1. In

contrast, for those veterans who served in the military post 9/11, the unemployment rate is higher at 10 percent2. The Hiring Red, White & You! statewide hiring campaign will help provide opportunities for employment to the estimated 1.7 million3 veterans in the Texas. “Military veterans have many skills and credentials qualifying them for work in a variety of occupations,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “These job fairs are a great chance for veterans to expand their network and gain faster entry into rewarding careers in Texas. I also encourage our veterans to take advantage of services available at Workforce Solutions offices across the state.”

Texas Best in Global Trade Texas has been named the top state for global trade by Global Trade Magazine. The Lone Star State, which has led the nation in exports for 11 consecutive years, beat out Florida and California for top honors in the magazine’s annual survey. “Over the last 10 years, Texas has built one of the best job creation climates in the nation by committing to low taxes, smart and predictable regulations, fair courts and a maintaining a highly-skilled and educated workforce,” said Gov. Perry. “This combination has not only attracted businesses of all sizes from around the world, it has also given Texas the opportunity to grow

and thrive.” Global Trade’s survey compared production volume of small and midsize companies, which the magazine defined as a company with fewer than 500 employees. The survey ranked each state by the quality of its infrastructure and the regulatory hurdles placed on its companies. “Texas’ success is no doubt a sum of its parts,” Global Trade wrote. “Its excellent infrastructure...its commitment to low regulatory burdens and the wealth of global enterprises already established among its many cities all make the state the undisputed frontrunner for global trade.”

In a separate report on the best cities for global trade, the magazine also named six Texas cities in the top 25, with Houston taking the top spot, followed by San Antonio, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and Beaumont. These rankings continue a decade-long trend of awards and recognitions for Texas’ strong jobs climate. Earlier this year, Texas was named best business climate by Business Facilities Magazine and most competitive state by Site Selection Magazine. Chief Executive Magazine has also ranked Texas as the best state for business for nine years in a row through their annual survey of CEOs.

Statement by Gov. Perry on Veterans Day “Whenever they’ve been needed, the members of America’s armed forces have risen to the challenge of protecting our nation from foes around the world. Our veterans remain the reason the United States is today the world’s shining beacon of freedom and prosperity. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor them and the sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf, and we must never lose sight of the debts we owe them. That’s why programs like ‘Hiring Red, White and You,’ among

others, are so important in connecting our returning veterans with employers seeking talented, experienced individuals to work for them. In its first year, ‘Red, White and You’ job fairs led to roughly 2,800 hires, and this year, we want to top that number significantly. These brave men and women risk all for love of country, and Texans will always do our part to welcome our veterans home.”

Statement by Gov. Perry on President’s Visit to Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s visit last Wednesday to Dallas to promote Obamacare: “President Obama deceived the American people by promising that anyone who liked their health care plan could keep it, but millions of Americans are now discovering that

simply isn’t true. Now, he’s coming to Texas in a desperate attempt to salvage his ill-conceived and unpopular program from a Titanic fate by preaching expansion of the same Medicaid system he himself admits is broken. In Texas, where Medicaid already consumes a quarter of the state budget, we simply need the flexibility to implement

fundamental, state-specific reforms to our Medicaid program, instead of a one-size-fits-all Washington mandate, before it bankrupts our state. Mr. President, Texans aren’t the reason Obamacare is crumbling; Obamacare is the reason Obamacare is crumbling.”

Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $129,900 Property 002: Gorgeous 4BD/4BA custom home at 482 Camino del Rancho in Concan on 6+ acs. $595,000 HUGE REDUCTION Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 Property 007: 1570 sq. ft. 3/2 on 5+ acs. Great workshop w/extra living quarters. 435 RR 337 West is a MUST SEE. $196,000 NEWProperty 008: Rancho Real hunting tract. 25.61 acres, about 100 yds. from elec! Views, not too hard to access. $60,183 Property 009: First time on market!!! 1220 ft. of STUNNING Frio River front with 6.271 acs., large home, abundant outdoor entertaining areas overlooking river, apartment, metal barn, 2 older cabins. Beautiful, manicured grounds, oak trees…MUST SEE. $1,300,000 Property 010: 2.61 ac. lot on county rd. just 2 mi. east of Leakey. Covered w/oaks, city water & elec. avail. Great home base for RV! $69,000 Property 011: Very nice 1.2 ac. lot ready for your RV in Frio River Place. Central water & elec. in place. River Access. $92,000 Property 012: Cute 2/1 cabin in Concan sitting on 6.98 unrestricted acres w/Hwy. 83 frontage. Tons of potential! Just $156,000 Property 013 : 96 Canyon Oaks Dr. in Concan. 3BD/3BA 1792 sq. ft. home. Great rental potential $238,000 END OF SEASON REDUCTION Property 014 : TEXAS TUSCAN! Stunning 4/2 home on 10 acs. w/pool, outdoor kitchen, extensive landscaping, Utopia ISD. $369,000 Property 015: Nice 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. Water meter in place, elec & phone run across front of lot. $49,000 REDUCED POSSIBLE O.F. Property 016: 3BD/2BA on nearly 1⁄2 ac. @ 525 Davis Place in Twin Forks. Beautiful river park and nice, spacious home. $129,000 PENDING Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $498,500 REDUCED!! Property 018 : 1304 sq. ft. 2BD/2BA on nearly 1 ac. in Reagan Wells. Access to 100+ acs. and over a mile of river! Must see! $115,000 Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! Cypress Bend in Concan. Rentals OK!!! Great views & river frontage!! 3BR/3BA $499,000 Property 020: 75+ac. in Concan! No restrictions, end-of-road privacy. 4/2 mfg. DW home, guest cabin, studio. tank.24507 N. Hwy. 83 $595,000 NEWProperty 021: 3 view lots in Canyon Oaks—Concan, TX! 1+ ac. each. Water & elec. available, nightly rentals OK. $39,000 Per Lot 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: Log cabin on 7+/- acs. Deer Creek Estates. Seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $10,000 buyer credit! $125,000 REDUCED Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $109,000 REDUCED Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system& elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 030: Rancho Real, 10 ac. of remote land. 4x4 needed. Great hunting or recreational tract. Pretty flat topography. $32,500 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio

Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED NEWProperty 032: 492 E. Main in Leakey. Cute 2BD/1BA on half acre lot w/large metal building. End of road privacy. Just $79,900 Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 NEWProperty 034: 4 adjacent tracts in Deer Creek Estates—Rio Frio, TX. Beautiful homesites with views! 9-12 acs. Call for info. Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or Development $7,000 per ac. PENDING Property 036: 8.65 acs. In Shady Oaks. Private yet minutes from town. Lots of big oaks. Electricity available. $69,000 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 039: Beautiful & spacious 4Bd/3Ba on nearly 1 ac. in Twin Forks. Super floor plan, covered porch, newer constr. $225,000 Property 040: Newer rock home in River Tree. Heavily treed lot, unique touches throughout, outdoor fp, GREAT river park. $259,900 Property 041: 24.63 acs. Hunting property w/rugged access. 4x4 required. Non-working windmill well. No elec. $49,260 PENDING Property 042: Estate size lot in The Ranch. Huge Oak & pecan trees, ag. Exempt, underground elec. Frio access. NICE! $181,000 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 048: 3BD/2BA nice brick home w/ workshop & barn. Emerald Oaks Subdv. 103 Laurel St. $275,000 Property 051: 3/2 ROCK home on 5+ acs. w/ Patterson Creek frontage& no restrictions. Close to town, great views. $265,000 REDUCED Property 052: 5+ acres just West of Leakey. Fronts on John Buchanan Rd. Bldg. site faces east and is ready to go! $52,500 Property 053: 130+ acs. In Concan. Bear Creek Rd. Both sides of Bear Creek, partially fenced. NO Restrictions. Development Potential. Property 054: Palo Verde Ln. Nice 3/2 mfrd. Home on over 1⁄4 acre lot. Oak Trees and fenced yard. $79,900 PENDING Property 055: Two adjacent lots in Emerald Oaks Subdivision. Each lot is 1/2 acre. Very nice area. $22,500 EACH Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 057: 10 ac. in Rancho Real. Flat to gently rolling and very secluded. Must have 4x4 for access. Only $40,000 Property 058: 39 ac. in Rancho Real. Big views and great hunting. 4x4 is a MUST to access this property. $79,960 Property 059: Lot #260 in Twin Forks. Very close to Cathedral Park and the beautiful Frio River! Water & Elec. available. $25,000 Property 060: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lot 6+ ACS.w/Frio Access. $133,140 Property 061: 3BD/2 1⁄2 BA home PLUS guest house! Newly remodeled. Investors should take a look! $150,000 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

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JAIL REGISTER

Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report November 3, - November 9, 2013

November 3-November 9, 2013 THACKER, CHARLES NATHAN 32 W/M, CAMP WOOD, TEXAS, A/O CARR, STEELE COUNTY MINNESOTA WARRANT ,FAIL TO APPEAR - 5TH DEGREE DRUG POSSESSION GROSS MISDEMEANOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED PETTY MISDEMEANOR OPEN BOTTLE, IN CUSTODY; MUSQUIZ,SHANNON NICOLE 23 W/F, A/O GASS COMMITMENT - JP FINES

11/3/2013 @ - 1021 responded to Ranch Road 337 West of Leakey for a motorcycle accident 11/5/2013 @ - 1500 responded to US Highway 83 South of Leakey for a report of a reckless driver 11/6/2013 @

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

$ 500.00 REWARD !

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.

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Randy L. Crispin ATTORNEY AT LAW 121 Oak Hill, Ste. 2 Leakey, Texas 78873 (next to Rolling Hills Medical)

830-968-1311 832-867-8195

Frio Pest Control & Landscaping

Residential and Commercial Pest Control

Irrigation Systems New & Repairs

Alberto Gonzalez Owner TPCL#067270 LI#16381 P.O. Box 945 Leakey, Texas 78873

210-416-7811 830-232-4103

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE & HOME INSPECTION SERVICE fsctwc@hctc.net 830.232.6742 210.844.2602 P.O. Box 185 Leakey, Texas 78873

TOM CALDWELL Professional Inspector License #9190

- 635 responded to Evergreen Street in Leakey for a motor vehicle accident 11/9/2013 @ - 1714 responded to Ranch Road 337 East of Leakey for a motorcycle accident - 2116 responded to the 400 block of West Seventh Street in Camp Wood for a disturbance call

On Friday, March 6, 2009 at approximately 7:15pm, I lost my Smith and Wesson Model 28 “Highway Patrol” 357 Magnum Pistol on FM 1050 approximately 150 yards east of the Blanket Creek crossing on FM 1050. This pistol was my service revolver when I was employed in Law Enforcement in the 1970’s. It is blue steel revolver with Black Pacmeyer grips and was in a Black denier holster. I have reason to believe that someone in Uvalde or Real County area found the pistol or someone knows who did. I reported the loss to the Uvalde and Real County Sheriff’s office, unfortunately at the time I could not find the serial number to the gun. The ATF refused to try and trace it even though I had all the other pertinent information about the date, time, and store where the gun was purchased. I also had the shipping label. I have since found the box and receipt with the serial number of the pistol. If you found the gun, or knows who might have it I am asking you to turn it in to the Uvalde County Sheriffs Office, or the Real County Sheriffs Office. Once the serial number (N255126) is verified you will be paid the $ 500.00 Reward, no questions asked. This notice will serve as my promise not to prosecute if the pistol is voluntary turned in to Law Enforcement Officials. If the pistol is not turned in by December 31, 2013, then I will report the gun as stolen and change the Reward to $ 1000.00 for any information that leads to the recovery and arrest of anyone in possession of my pistol. To receive the reward, you simply turn in the pistol with a copy of this ad and contact information and you can receive the reward in cash, check or money order as you prefer. Please turn my service revolver in to receive the reward and avoid the risk of arrest, prosecution and jail. C.H. Harvey P.O. Box 1582 Brenham, Texas 77834 Phone: 979-203-6765 e-mail: chharvey@wt.net

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SNAP (Food Stamps) CHIP/Children’s Medicaid Adult Medicaid /Long Term Care Women Infants & Children (WIC) Women’s Health Program TANF 210-431-8326 Or Toll-free 1-800-246-9121 Monday to Friday, 8am a 8pm and Saturday 9am a 3pm Visit us on the web: www.safoodbank.org This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employ-er in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld • Hugh Buchanan • Carl Jensen • Jesus Rubio • Bob Bowers Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Ben Cox Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 email:cityhall@swtexas.net 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 recrd@swtexas.net email Roland Trees, Board President Joel Pigg, General Manager

Utopia Beautiful

NOV. 16th SATURDAY 9-2

E-WASTE RECYCLING DAY Accepting ONLY the following items

TVs & COMPUTERS (All kinds & Sizes)

(Laptops & PCs)

Including VCR Machines DVD Players CD Players Rear Projection TVs Console TVs Flat Screen TVs

External Hard Drives Mice/Joy Sticks Monitors Keyboards Desktop Scanners/Copiers/ Printers

Plus other items that are commonly found with TVs and Computers: connectors, cables, etc.

IMPORTANT! Wipe hard drives clean, if possible

Cash Donations Requested For information call 966-5566

NO kitchen appliances, air conditioners or electric tools

Notice

“Notice is hereby given that Frio Canyon EMS, Inc. has requested a variance from the Texas Department of Health to operate their EMS service while not in compliance with the law. The variance, if approved would allow the provider to operate their emergency vehicles without meeting the minimum staffing requirement of at least two certified Emergency Care Attendants while responding to and transporting emergency patients. The public hearing is scheduled for November 13, 2013 at the Real County Courthouse in Leakey Texas at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.”

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It’s that time of year already! If you would like to help with this year’s Angel Tree or if you would like to apply to place your child’s name on this year’s tree please contact Ramona Martinez at 830-279-

Tree attempts to bring some sunshine into childrens lives at Christmas time - a time when every other “good little boy or girl” they know receives a visit from Santa Claus. The

Angel Tree provides much needed clothing items, special needs gifts and other wished-for toys to local children. These gifts in truth give children “food for the soul”-the hope of a brighter future and the reassurance that someone does indeed care. Help us help them to have A Merry Christmas!

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that all districts in the state have fully prepared and certified teachers. At the time these steps were first taken, 22% of secondary students nationally were taking at least one class with a teacher who did not even minor in the subject he or she was teaching. The majority of these teachers were teaching in schools with the greatest challenges in high poverty areas. Teachers are required to be highly qualified if they are the Teacher of Record providing direct instruction to students in any core academic area, including English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign

languages, civics, government, economics, arts, history, and geography. If a teacher is not “Highly Qualified”, parents of students in the class must be notified and the campus must develop an improvement plan to reach the 100% Highly Qualified level. Dr. Skipper said it has been great working with the LISD School Board and in a community that values its schools and teachers. She said Leaky Principal, Mrs. Keen, gets much of the credit for ensuring that all of the staff hired this year met the “Highly Qualified” requirements.

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The Caddel-Smith Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas had 4 members meet with the Utopia ISD’s 4th grade class being taught by Mrs. Mayfield on October 22. The chapter president, Mrs. Judy Burleson, delivered a program on the Daughters of the Republic of Texas - 4th Grade Texas History Essay contest. The 2013-2014 essay subject for 4th graders is William Barrett Travis

OR The Letter “Victory or Death.” Mrs. Burleson told the children about the history of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and how each member relates back directly to an ancestor that was a soldier or citizen of Texas when Texas was a Republic. She read to them from a book titled, “William B. Travis” by Jane Wyatt. Each student was presented with a Utopia Centennial Souvenir Book, a copy of the information on the essay contest, and a copy of an article from the Bandera Co-Op magazine on William Travis’ ring. The students were also provided with 2 books to use for their research information. They were encouraged to seek help with their research from their parents or another adult. The students were told the winning essays would receive cash prizes: 1st place, $50.00, 2nd place, $30.00, 3rd place $20.00. First place winners will be eligible to apply for the Caddel-Smith Daughters of the Republic of Texas scholarship when they are seniors in high school. Home schooled children on the 4th grade or 7th grade level can also enter the essay contest. For information please contact: Patsy Keelin, Beverly Langford, or Billie Nast.

November NUECES CANYON C.I.S.D. ELEM/JH/HS Note to Parents: Thursday November 21 will be our Thanksgiving Dinner. We hope you can join your child/children for lunch. The cost of lunch: Adults-$4.00 Children-$2:00 November 1 Stromboli, Tater tots, Fresh Veggie Cups, Fresh Fruit, Milk variety November 4 Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Veggie soup, Baby Carrots, Fruit Cup, Milk Variety November 5 Chicken Nuggets, Macn-Cheese, Garden Salad, Savory Green Beans, Apple

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November 12 Beefy Queso w/ Tortilla Chips, Refried Beans, Garden Salad, Orange smiles, Milk Variety November 13 Chicken Breast Sandwich, Oven Fries, Fresh Veggie Cup, Fruity Jello, Milk Variety November 14 Chicken Fajita Salad w/ Romaine and Tomatoes, Tortilla Chips, Baby Carrots, Fresh Fruit bowl, Milk Variety November 15 Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Savory Green Beans, Fresh Apples, Milk Variety November 18

Cheese Burger w/ Salad Garnish, Tater Tots, Western Beans, Diced Pears, Milk Variety November 19 Tangerine Chicken, Brown Rice, Baby Carrots, Steamed Broccoli, Pine Apple Tidbits, Milk variety November 20 Tex-Mex Stack, WGR Corn Chips, Spanish Rice, Garden Salad, Salsa, Hot Cinnamon Apples, Milk Variety November 21 Turkey w/ Dressing, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Pudding Pies, Milk Variety November 22 Chicken Parmesan, Bread

Stick, Garden Salad, Savory Green Beans, Fresh Apples, Milk Variety November 25 Two Crispy Tacos, Garden Salad, Chili Beans, Salsa, Cinnamon Apple Scause, Milk Variety November 26 Salisbury Steak w/ Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrot Coins, Bananas, Roll, Milk Variety November 27 Hot Dogs, Tater Tots, Peas, Fresh Fruit, Milk Variety November 28 Thanksgiving Holiday November 29 Thanksgiving Holiday

Milk is served with all meals. Menus are subject to change. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Complaints may be filed with the USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hill Country Herald Page 5

Panthers beat Bobcats

By Coach Greg Voyles

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The Nueces Canyon Panthers defeated the Medina Bobcats last Friday night 40-14. The Panthers played a great game, and all the players contributed to the win. A special, thanks goes out to the seniors!! The seniors played very hard, and have set the foundation

for the underclassmen. Seniors‌We are proud of you! The Nueces Canyon Junior high fell to the Bobcats on Thursday night 32-30. It was a very good ball game; both teams played their hearts out.

Nikki Milliorn Day at NCHS By Kristi Powers

The first Senior Celebration Day at Nueces Canyon High School was held on Friday, November 8th to honor Nikki Milliorn. Nikki has been accepted to both Texas State University and Angelo State University. She plans to major in Sports Medicine or Kinesiology. Nikki is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Smith and Mr. Paul Milliorn. On hand to celebrate with Nikki were her parents, grandmothers, and a host of other

relatives. Nikki is a member of the Panther band, plays basketball and participates in track and powerlifting. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Gifted and Talented Program. She is also Petey, the Panther Mascot. NCCISD would like to congratulate Nikki and wish her the very best with her future!



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In the Business Information Management course (BIM), Nueces Canyon High School students acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to install, repair, configure, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on windows-based personal computer hardware and operating systems. In class, BIM students enjoyed having the opportunity to get a little hands on experience repairing the interworkings of Desktop computers.

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Eliciannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite hobbies are sleeping, watching movies, swimming and exploring new places. Her favorite types of food are French fries, chalupas and pasta. Her favorite type of music is Tech n9ne, Kirko Bangz, reggaton, cumbias and some country. Her favorite movies are Good Fellas, Rambo, Undisputed 2, Grease, Warrior, Step Brothers and some comedies, but she absolutely loves horror movies! In high school Elicianna has participated as football manager her freshman year, football sweetheart her freshman year and yearbook her junior and senior year. Her greatest memories of high school are spending her first year of high school with her big brother Logan and her last year of high school with her little brother Diego. Elicianna would like to thank her Mom for her guidance and always being there, her Dad for his support, her brothers Nico and Logan for always having her back and her brother Diego for always making her laugh. She would also like to thank her Abuela, Abuelo, Grandma and Grandpa, and also Tina, Simon and Chelsea for everything they do. She would like to thank her boyfriend Juan for always being there for her with anything she needs, believing in her and standing by her side through everything. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all! Last, but not least I want to thank my son Demetrio. I know he is watching over me, and because of him I push myself to do better in everything I do to make him proud of me. I love you!â&#x20AC;?

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

SABINAL HAPPENINGS

by Billie Franklin

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A number of ladies from the Sabinal Civic Club visited one of our newest business, the Stained Glass Barn, located on the corner of Pickford and May. Owner Kathy Miskimen and son Vernon Hayes explained their work and the types of materials used for each piece. On the table was one of the windows from St. Patrick Catholic Church which is in the process of repair and restoration. The church is currently undergoing restoration of all their beautiful, antique windows, one window at a time. This is to be a two year restoration project. In answer to a question raised, Miskimen explained that she is offering classes to be

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There is an athletic trainer on the field for our games and most people see him and wonder who he is. I certainly did. His name is Jaime Aguirre and he has been with our school for two years now. Actually he is a college athletic trainer. Observing him, I can see that he is very good at what he does and very kind. After quizzing Athletic Director Jason Keller, it was explained that Jaime is sent to Sabinal weekly to help injurred athletes regardless of the sport in which they suffer an injury. Our school holds a contract with the same orthopedic group that is used for the San Antonio Spurs and Jaime is from that group. When our athlete suffers an injury, this orthopedic group is used. There are different doctors in this group for different types of injuries. This means that the school is providing excellent care for our students.

Kaelie Contreras Benefit

The family of Kaelie Contreras is holding a rummage sale starting at 8 am on Saturday at the northeast corner of May Avenue and San Antonio Street. On Sunday, the family is holding a plate benefit for her beginning at 10:30 am under the Verstuyft shed. Plates are $6 each and will be composed of barbeque chicken, rice, and beans. The monies raised are to be used to offset medical expenses incurred as Kaelie’s family continues to search for some specialist somewhere who can provide a way for their daughter to live a normal life.

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Titlewish™ is an oline donation program whose parent company, Follett Library Resources, is used by Knippa ISD for books. From November 4 through November 22, a special donation fund has been set up to allow parents or interested parties to help purchase materials for the school library. All monies raised go directly to the purchase of books. To donate, type in titlewish.com and type in Knippa School

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Community Wide Thanksgiving

Mark your calendars please. This year’s annual Thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday, November 24 beginning at 6 pm at First Baptist, located on 607 N San Antonio Street. Following the service, we will meet in the South Fellowship hall for light refreshments and fellowship. Drinks and papergoods will be provided by First Baptist. The Church of Christ, First United Methodist and St. Patrick Catholic are asked to each provide 3 dozen sandwiches, 3 large bags of chips, and 3 dozen cookies to be used as refreshments. Following that time or during that time, the baskets will be prepared for distribution. For the 21 families who will receive Thanksgiving day baskets, the Ministerial Alliance will provide the meat. The Church of Christ will provide Stovetop stuffing, First Baptist will provide instant mashed potato and gravy mixes, First United Methodist will provide green beans and/or corn, St. Patrick will provided rolls and cans of cranberry relish. Also each participating church will bring 2 dozen special cookies to be assembled and prepared as baskets to the home bound in our community.

hurt, especially a child or elderly person, was very real. D’Hanis needs to realize that is a good way to open their school for a law suit, and rightly so. Hopefully no one got hurt and I am grateful that a fight did not break out and everyone remained calm, no panic ensued. But as for me, I will not be going to any out more out of town games at D’Hanis. For my own safety as well as the safety of my granddaughter, we will just have to miss those games. Maybe as more people arrive at the conclusion that I did, it will solve two problems. There will not be as many people in the stands, a loss of revenue for D’Hanis, and will make plenty of room for seating for everyone.

Sabinal Helping Hands

There is going to be a bake sale on Saturday, November 23, beginning at 9 am at Neal’s One Stop, located northeast of the traffic light. There were no commodities distributed yesterday because there is no money to order the food. Commodities will be distributed tomorrow. Please help by baking an extra sweet when you are preparing for Thanksgiving and drop it off a week from Saturday. If you can’t do that, then come by and purchase home baked goods for sale November 23. Anything will be appreciated.

Hudson Brotherhood

4th Sunday November 24th @ 8a.m. Central Christian Church will host meeting. Larry Trulove will be guest speaker and Central Christian Church will provide breakfast.

Baby Raccoon

Gary Hart said that the baby raccoon had been hiding in the left reat tire of his pickup behind Hart Antiques for several hours Tuesday. It was cold and windy and his tire offered protection.

An Invitation

St. Patrick has been invited to participate in the Year of Faith Closing, to be held at Sacred Heart of Mary in Rocksprings. They are holding a Feast of Faith from noon to 6 pm on Tuesday, November 19, with special events scheduled throughout the afternoon. Check the bulletin board for specific times and events. Ticket sales continue for the December raffle. Contact Maria Banda or Mary Ann Flores for your tickets which are $2 each.

In the Dark

Wholesome rivalry can be very beneficial. At Saturday night’s game in D’Hanis, the stands on the visitor side was overflowing. They obviously need more seating on that side. Then, the D’Hanis band chose ������������������������������������������������������������ not to be seen by �������������������������������������������������������������� Sabinal guests. That is �������������������������������������������� ��������������������� � their choice, maybe we ���������������������������������������������������������� did not miss much, I don’t know. ������������������������������������������������������������ However, at the close ���������������������������������������������������������� of the game, when ������������������ those in charge, or ������������������������������������������������������ maybe just as a prank, ������������������������������������������������������� the lights were cut off, leaving people to exit ������������������������������������������������������������ the stands which had ����������������������������������������������������������� no handrails to help ��������������������������������������������������������� them down the steps ����������������������������������������������������� in the dark and off the field, the danger of a �������������������������������������������������� person getting lost or

With Apologies

Sabinal Band Competes at the State Marching Contest

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Submitted by Zach Sims, Band Director

The Sabinal Yellowjacket Band competed on Monday, November 4, 2013 the at the UIL State Marching Contest in San Antonio. The band placed 17th at this contest, and had a great performance of their UIL show. This is the first time that the band has been to this contest since 2001, and they truly made the community proud. This year has been a great

showcase of the student’s hard work, dedication, and perseverance to make not only themselves, but the other band members better. They have pushed themselves to new limits and have raised the standard of expectations for the band. The band has an enrollment of 58 students and half of the 58 are in face 8th graders. The band has so much potential, and with the students’

current trajectory expect great things with this band. The Yellowjacket Band would like to thank all of the Sabinal Band Boosters, parents, family, and community for their endless support of this band. We could not compete at the level that we have without the support of Sabinal ISD’s faculty, staff, administration, and school board.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Early Masons Still Honored In Historic Kerrville Building

Hill Country Herald Page 7

“Treating your family like our family since 2007”

By Irene Van Winkle

One of the four new historical markers in Kerr County which have economy was stagnating, the brochure noted. received approval by the Texas Historical Commission will be “The late 1800s were very difficult financial times for businesses and installed at the Masonic Building, 211 Earl Garrett St., now home organizations in the Kerrville area. This is evidenced by records from to Sheftall Jewelers. The other markers to be dedicated are for the 1895 showing that many brethren were in arrears. Dues were reduced Starkey Cemetery, pioneer Mary Ann Kent Byas Chambers Morriss, from $6 to $4 per year. Rent on the Lodge building was re-negotiated and the Kerrville Daily Times. and reduced from $15 to $12 a month. In 1896, the gas lights in The Masonic building the Lodge room is owned by Dell M. were replaced with Sheftall, one of the electric lights, and newest members of the various contracts very active Kerr County were awarded Historical Commission. for refurbishing The building and the the furniture and Sheftall family are as interior of the Lodge rich in history as the room.” Masons themselves. It Their electricity cost has a marker for being $1.50 a month. listed in the National In the future years, Register of Historic famous Past Masters Places, obtained in The first three Past Masters of the Kerrville Masonic Lodge were, from left, Ed Smallwood, John Vann and J.W. Hamilton. included many local Other notables who held the title later included Howard E. Butt, E.A. Mosty and W.A. Fawcett. The 21-member lodge 1984. luminaries such as Several other buildings received its charter in 1890 and moved into new quarters, upstairs at 211 Earl Garrett St. the following April. Its present John Vann, Howard location is at 119 Methodist Encampment Rd. in Kerr County share E. Butt, E.A. Mosty, this distinction: Old and W.A. Fawcett. Camp Verde, the Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion (now a museum, Eventually, the lodge moved into the Captain Charles Schreiner across the street at 216 Earl Garrett St.), Tulahteka (the Louis A. mansion, and then finally took up its present residence at 119 Schreiner Mansion on State Highway 16 South), and the Woolls Methodist Encampment. Building on San Antonio St. in Center Point. Today, John Hale is present Master. The organization is still an active In 1990, the Kerrville Masonic Lodge #697, A.F. & A.M., now located body, boasting 325 members, and sponsors many activities, as well at 119 Methodist Encampment Rd., published a Centennial History as the Rainbow Girls. Its counterpart group for women is the Eastern brochure, tracing the lodge from the establishment of its charter Star. in 1890. Past Master Michael L. Milner thanked the contributions The Sheftall family is relatively new to the Hill Country but the of fellow past masters, Herbert E. Oehler and Ed W. Oakes, who Sheftall legacy in America goes back to the earliest years of Georgia, “supplied a wealth of information for this document.”” the 13th Colony. Dell and Audrey live in Kerrville during the week, The brochure begins by painting a portrait of the day. and in West Kerr County on weekends. The jewelry business has “In 1890, Kerrville Texas was a thriving town with a population been in their blood for many years, and merchandising in the Sheftall nearing 1,000. Streets were unpaved and gas lighting was used at blood for more than two centuries. night in the downtown area. The city charter was just a little over a “My family were merchants,” Dell said. “In 1733 (July 11), year old. Automobiles were not yet available, and the primary mode Benjamin Sheftall landed in Savannah, Ga. from London, and set of travel was horse and buggy, horseback, or walking.” up his business. Benjamin was born in 1691 in Frankfurt-Oder, and The nearest lodge for the growing number of Master Masons to moved to London when he was a child in 1694.” attend meetings was 10 miles away at the Rising Star Lodge #429 in There are many documents attesting to the Sheftall’s history in Center Point — a trip that took two hours each way. Savannah. One of Dell’s cousins, B.H. Levy, wrote a book on “Lodge meetings were usually held on the first full moon of Mordecai Sheftall. In the Jewish World Review article, “Mordecai each month, primarily due to the fact that many brethren traveled Sheftall and the Wages of War,” Michael Feldberg said that the considerable distances and the full moon provided light to make the Sheftalls were one of six Jewish families in early Savannah. journey safer.” Benjamin’s first wife was Perla, whom he married in 1734, and When Kerrville Masons petitioned for their charter, it was sponsored their son, Mordecai, was born a year later. Perla died in 1736; then by Rising Star Lodge and signed by 24 Masons (16 from Rising Star Benjamin married Hannah Solomons, with whom he had several and the rest unaffiliated). The petition was submitted to Grand Lodge more children. Feldberg said that Mordecai became quite successful, in Houston on Nov. 23, and approved on Dec. 11, 1890. more than his father, and was already buying land at the age of 21. Head of the first 21 members, the first Grand Master of the budding In the new world, the Sheftalls were ships’ outfitters and traders. Kerrville Lodge was Edward Smallwood, originally from Harris There were boats going to the Virgin Islands and Brazil, where they County, who served three terms at the lodge. Smallwood also served would get food stuffs and rigging. They had a plantation outside as a county commissioner, and as Mayor pro-tem of Kerrville in Savannah, where they had 1,000 swine. The swine were butchered, the late 1880s. He was elected mayor the same year he became the and the Sheftalls sold pork bellies and salt pork, which were protein Lodge’s Worshipful Master. for sailors to eat on long sea voyages. Smallwood, who came from a family of journalists, had bought the A veteran himself, Dell is proud that his ancestors participated in the local newspaper, The Kerrville Eye, located just down the street, military, starting with the American Revolution. from R.A. Guthrie, and renamed it the Kerrville Paper. It got another “Mordecai Sheftall was a central leader of the Georgia rebels,” new name, the Mountain Sun, after J.E. Grinstead bought it from Dell said. In 1976, the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, Smallwood in 1898. Mordecai was highlighted with special plaques and portraits, which Other founding lodge members listed in the brochure were W.E. Dell displays at the store. Stewart, J.W. Vann, N. Herzog, R.W. Laird, J.D. Everett, W.L. Mordecai was a founding subscriber to Congregation Mickve Robinson, H. Candlin, A.L. Barrett, P.A. Crenshaw, Gustav Israel in Savannah, and he was the Jewish representative among Dietert, J.S. Eddins, W.J. House, N.H. James, F.M. Moore, George the original five incorporators of the Union Society, a nonR. Parsons, Daniel A. Rees, T.J. Wooton, E.M. Smith, Elisha A. denominational philanthropic association formed by Savannah’s Steele and Martin Reeves. It took three months for the lodge to be religious organizations to assist widows and poor children. Mordecai constituted, the brochure explained. also served as Commissary General of Purchases and Issues to the “The delay in opening the new lodge was due to problems in the Georgia militia, supplying colonial soldiers with food, clothing and completion of the building where the Lodge would reside for the next material. 27 years. Captain Charles Schreiner has started the construction of a Later, he and his son were captured by the British, and nearly new building at 211 Earl Garrett (then called Mountain Street) in the died because they would not give information. The war created fall of 1890, and the Lodge had entered into an agreement to lease painful separations for the family, but by 1783 they all returned to the second floor.” Savannah, and received land for Mordecai’s service to the cause of The application for the state marker noted that the Masons met there independence. until Capt. Schreiner’s death in 1927: The Sheftall family left many imprints on the old southern city. There “At that time his heirs sold the Schreiner House to the Masons, is a cemetery bearing their name at the corner of Cohen and Girard who in turn rented their former upstairs meeting room out to the streets on land Mordecai donated, and a historic home, the Sheftall Odd Fellows Lodge. The ground floor of the Masonic Building was House. initially occupied by the U.S. Post Office. From approximately 1918 “There has been a Benjamin Sheftall in every generation in my until 1926, the lower floor was leased to C.C. Butt Grocery, operated family. And in every generation since the Revolutionary War, there by Mrs C. C. (Florence) Butt and her sons, Charles, Eugene and have been Sheftall males in the service.” Howard. Howard E. Butt was the store’s manager, and it is his initials Dell’s career in merchandising began at the age of 17 in Houston that are used for H.E.B. supermarkets that have spread throughout and Beaumont. When he moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, representing the largest chain in the state. In 1926, the building Texas, he was a freshman in 1941, and worked 40 hours a week. was occupied by Texas Power and Light, which was responsible for After Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, Dell said, “On Dec. 8, the removal of the original three arches at street level. The structure 100 of us at UT marched down the middle of the street to the Federal remained in the possession of the Schreiner family until 1959.” building and signed up. I was called to duty on May 8, 1943.” Alfred Giles, who had designed a number of area buildings for Dell was in the combat infantry and was with the forces that assaulted the Schreiners including the store, the bank, and long-gone St. Marseilles after D-Day. After serving in campaigns in France, Charles Hotel, is credited as the architect for the Italianate-style Germany, Austria and Italy, Dell was assigned as part of the 12-man Masonic Building. According to design firm Wagner and Klein of personal security staff for General Anthony C. McAuliffe. Fredericksburg, “The use of the round arch parapet is a characteristic McAuliffe, who rose to a two-star general, commanded the defending of Giles’ work.” 101st Airborne troops at the Battle of Bastogne, Belgium, during the The building is 3,000 square feet-plus. Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He is noted for his terse reply to “It was originally constructed with three symmetrical bays on the a German surrender ultimatum: “Nuts!” first level, with double doors in the center bay flanked by large, fixed- Dell remembered his old commander fondly. glass units with wood-base panels. The three openings were topped “He was always on the front lines, just like General Patton,” he said. with dressed, connected, cut-stone, segmental arches, and were “He wanted to see everything for himself.” surmounted by a simply detailed, wooden shed canopy supported After the war, Dell went back to school, and his old job. by four chamfered wooden columns. Today this lower portion of “When I reported back to work, I got right back behind the counter. the facade has been altered by the removal of the three symmetrical Shortly after, they gave me a store to run. My boss was Aaron Kruger, openings. It now contains an early 1900s fixed-glass store front with a Russian,” he said. It wasn’t long before Dell wanted to break out on multiple transom windows bisected by a metal, covered, suspended his own. “I had worked for a chain store for 10 years, and managed awning.” one for seven of those years,” Dell said. “In 1951, we had our own Dell said that Dr. Fred L. Speck found Giles’ original drawings store opening in Austin.” Audrey, who is an artist, worked at the store and in the 1980s, he restored the front, re-installing the arches with for 25 years, and then, she told him she had put in her time and was limestone from the same quarry that had been used in the original not coming in any more. building. “The following Monday, I waited for her, but she never showed up,” On March 20, 1891, the first stated Kerrville Lodge meeting took Dell said bemusedly. place, with six petitions for the degrees submitted, including those In 1999, Dell said, his family told him he should retire. By then, the for A.C. Schreiner and W.G. Garrett. They were all approved within couple had four children. The Sheftalls eventually had five stores in three months, during which Joseph A Tivy and four other new Austin and one in San Antonio. They bought the Masonic building members also joined by affiliation. from Richard and Amy Griffin. The building had already undergone The lodge quarters in the building were upstairs, measuring 24 x50 some renovations, and Dell added an elevator. After three years of feet, with a staircase access on the back of the building. In time, the commuting, Dell said he was ready to stay in one place, and the downstairs area was leased by the United States Post Office, C.C. couple relocated permanently, and folded the stores all into one. Butt (the HEB grocery) and Garrett Insurance, to name a few. Today, Sheftall’s is still under Dell’s direction, with no sign of his During the ensuing decade, Lodge membership grew to 45, but the retirement yet in sight

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O B I T U A R I E S Josephine Samora-Paiz

Jose Ruben Rodriguez

(August 27, 1959 - November 6, 2013)

(January 25, 1933 - November 4, 2013)

Josephine Samora-Paiz, age 54, of Dallas, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She was born on August 27, 1959, in Rocksprings, Texas to Pasqual DeLuna and Modesta Verdusco Samora. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Larry Paiz of Dallas, Texas; sister, Nora S. Ruiz of Rocksprings, Texas; uncle, Elroy Samora; and her loving puppies, Powder and Peanut and her many friends. She has left a void and an ache in the heart of the entire Paiz family from New Mexico. She has also left a void and an ache in the heart of the entire Samora family. Pallbearers include Sixto Paiz, Joey Melancon, JoeDan Lovato, Josh Arebalos, Michael Van Winkle, and Pete Paiz. A visitation was held on Friday, November 8, 2013, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Chapel, with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12 noon, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Rocksprings, Texas, with Father Sady Nelson Santana officiating. Interment followed at the Rocksprings Cemetery in Rocksprings, Texas. The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Rocksprings, Texas

PUT YOUR EYES ON THE TEXT Week #2 “Saved like the thief on the cross” The Thief Cannot Be Used as an Example of Salvation by Gospel Faith. The reason people try to use the thief to prove that people can be saved without baptism is that they believe in salvation by faith alone. But did the thief have the kind of faith we must have to be saved under the gospel? Remember during His earthly ministry, Jesus was given the authority to forgive sins on earth (Mark 2:10). This is significant because Jesus forgave the thief while Jesus was still living. We on the other hand are saved by Jesus death and resurrection.

Jose Ruben Rodriguez of Sabinal passed away on November 4, 2013 in San Antonio at the age of 80. He was born January 25, 1933 in Sabinal to Thomas and Beatrice (Alvarado) Rodriguez . He is survived by his wife Maria A. Alvarado, son; James A. Rodriguez and wife Lettie of Sabinal, sisters; Minnie Torres, Gloria Musquiz, Maria Lopez and Mariana Orona all of Sabinal, brothers; Robert Rodriguez and Aurelio “Chapo” Rodriguez both of Sabinal, Ramiro Rodriguez of Hondo and Tino Rodriguez of Uvalde, 5 grandchildren; Dominique Perez, Chelsea Clark, Jaymie Jo Rodriguez, Joe Ruben Rodriguez, and Juleah “Suki” Rodriguez; 1 great-grandchild Olivia Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son; Jose Rodriguez Jr., great granddaughter; Marrisah Estrada, sister; Eloisa Rodriguez and brother; Thomas Rodriguez. A rosary was held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on November 6, 2013 at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary in Sabinal. Funeral Mass was on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sabinal. Pallbearers were Larry Lopez, Gustavo Alvarado, Victor Alvarado, Lalo Torres, Robert Rodriguez and David Sanchez.

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Romans 10:9 - If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. So, to have the faith required by the gospel, we must believe that God “has raised” Jesus from the dead. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 - Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection are the fundamental facts of the gospel that we must receive, believe, and hold fast in order to be saved. The thief on the cross could not possibly believe Jesus had been raised from the dead, because He had not yet died, let alone been buried and raised.

So, if it is true that the thief could not have received the baptism of the gospel, then it is also true that he could not have possessed the same faith that the gospel requires of us today. The gospel requires us to believe that Jesus has died, been buried, and been raised. The thief could not have believed this, because it had not happened. All that he could have believed would be to look forward to these events, even as John’s baptism looked forward to them (Acts 19:1-5). The thief was no more saved by the faith of the gospel than he was saved by the baptism of the gospel. Would it be proper for people to try to use

Two Men and Their Contrasting Views Two men with contrasting views about salvation were studying their Bibles together. The first man said that he found comfort in the words of Jesus when he read, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). He believes that he has everlasting life because he believes in Him, just like the Scripture says. The second man finds comfort in that passage as well but he explains that verse 16 is part of a larger context. The Savior goes on to explain, “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the

A Pastor’s Thoughts

THANK YOU for your feed-back! Last month I posted a list of fifteen questions that every Christian should be able to answer, and many of you were kind enough to respond--that was good. In most of the responses I could feel the love from those who cared enough about God’s Word to look up the answers and not just roll along accepting whatever they have been told. I also had some negative responses as though I was responsible for what the Bible says. My job is to proclaim the gospel, not offer an opinion as to whether God or others in the scriptures are right or wrong. One person bravely announced that Peter had once again denied Jesus (the forth time) and disobeyed what he was told to do in Matthew 28:19.

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It is obvious that both men need to study together more so they can better understand the Scriptures. The inspired Word says, “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works and not by faith only.” (James 2:20-24). Is ‘faith only’ enough? If not, why not?

Needless to say, I was a little set back by the thought of Peter lying to five thousand people who were “cut to the heart” and seeking salvation--how foolish of him. It really didn’t mater if Peter was right or wrong in Acts 2, because Jesus Himself had already given Peter the “Keys to the Kingdom”: the power to remit or not to remit sins. There are times when I have difficulty understanding why things read as they do in God’s Word, but I will accept the fault for not understanding, and not place it on God’s Word or those who walked beside Him. Some took my questions as a slur against their church. No degrading, demeaning, or slurring is ever the result of Truth; yes, truth judges, but that is to lift, build, regenerate, construct, or strengthen everything good. Every church in this town has beautiful children of God in it: every church, like every family, also has a skeleton or two in its closets; ours first. A while back, I saw a remarkable thing. Looking outside my kitchen window I can see a watering trough for the stock. The trough is about 75 yards from the house, and one morning about 7 AM, I saw something’s head sticking up out of the water. As I watched curiously, I finally figured out it

that was a Great Horned Owl taking a bath in the trough. All I could see was its head and shoulders. What a picture that would have been; the wise old Owl splashing and washing his face just before bedtime. Can you get that picture in your minds; a Great Horned Owl in a watering trough diving and splashing? Now, let me tell you the good part. Standing one on each side of the watering trough looking down and watching this jubilant intruder, were two deer. Their noses were no more than three feet from the invader. The old owl would dip his head under the water and come up and look first at one deer, and then at the other; then he’d dip his head again as if, they would just have to wait their turn. I’m sure he was saying to himself as he repeatedly looked at each of them, “No privacy, a guy just can’t get any privacy around this place.” The deer were wondering where he got the nerve to take a bath in their drinking water. What a picture that would have been. You say, never a camera when you need one! Well, I had a camera, fully charged batteries and mega space in its memory. The problem was, there were fig tree branches between me

and the action. My camera automatically focuses on the closest object. I could not get it to see past the clutter; I lost that remarkable shot. That sounds like a Bible lesson to me. We are caught red-handed every single day focusing on the clutter in between us and God. The events of a lifetime are taking place right in front of our eyes and all we can focus on are: the bills, the work, the transportation, the food, the school, the shopping, and all the problems. Let’s use today to refocus our attitudes and realign our priorities to get a clearer picture of what God’s Word is saying to each of us. Let’s lay aside all the opinions of people, and zero in on what the Apostils did. If they were wrong, what hope have we? God Bless You, Go With God.

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light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (John 3:20-21). Thus it is evident from Jesus’ words that He is speaking about more than just believing only. The first man has always been taught that salvation was by faith only. He believes that man could not do anything to earn his salvation; anything that he attempted to do would be ‘works’ and this was condemned by the Apostle Paul. Paul did write, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Paul also wrote, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you

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the thief to prove that people can be saved today without believing that Jesus has been raised from the dead? No, and likewise it is not proper to use the thief to prove people today can be saved without baptism. The point is that the thief was saved before the terms of the gospel came into effect. So we cannot use his case to prove one way or the other what people must do today to be saved. Don’t take my word for it. PUT YOUR EYES ON THE TEXT and study it out for yourself. Don’t take my word for it. PUT YOUR EYES ON THE TEXT and study it out for yourself.

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Keeping the Thanks in Thanksgiving

Most school children know about the Plymouth colonists and the first Thanksgiving. Few know that in 1621, the first governor, William Bradford, decreed there to be a three-day harvest feast with the Wampanoag people who helped the colonists survive the winter of 1620. The pilgrims did not hold a true Thanksgiving until 1623 following a drought, prayers for rain, and a subsequent rain shower. In a different day people gave thanks for the blessings of food, but today that has changed a little... Life is all about change!

by Elaine Padgett Carnegie

Think for just a moment about your favorite childhood memory of Thanksgiving. Mine is about the time I was 10. We had a huge, and I mean huge family. My MawMaw was still the Matriarch, (a place I hold today) and the younger women sputtered around the kitchen under her guidance and somehow magically, food was cooked, turkey carved and many plates set at the “kids table” (the place I held then). I remember laughter and how my daddy smiled, my aunts and uncles and cousins... it was a wonderful moment in my childhood. A treaured piece of my soul. Then there came the middle day when I was tossed around the kitchen under the guidance of an elder as my young children hung on my legs professing they were starving to death! Another moment of history tucked away in my teasured pieces. Then there were the years when I decided “our” house had to be THE Thanksgiving house because I had too many children to carry around all day from place to place. My teenage girls and younger ones cooked feasts with me and the women and men... while some hunted, some played dominoes and others just visited until it was time to give Thanks. See, our family is ever evolving, changing, reshaping and remolding...today, one of my children each year hosts “Family Thanksgiving” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...a tradition I began so I could be with my grown children the entire weekend instead of a couple hours on Thanksgiving Day. It is a warm and wonderful time surrounded by everything I ever did that was right and good in my life. It is a moment that I cannot help but to be in awe of my many blessings and acknowledge my gratitude for them. So rather you have those memories or not. It is certainly not too late to make them! You are the only person who can make those phone calls, take that step... pull what you love together this season. In a not so quiet moment when there is chaos all around you, may you know the true reason for the day. Thanksgiving... as long ago they bowed thier heads gathered around such a feast and gave thanks to God, may you truly share that moment this year! Get up, get going...it’s not too late! Life is what you make it.

Experts warn of cyber threats during peak online shopping season (BPT) - Consumers often associate holiday shopping with long lines, crowded stores and overpriced goods. In recent years, many have turned to e-commerce as an easier alternative - holiday shopping without the headache. This year e-commerce sales are projected to reach $262 billion, a 13percent increase over 2012. This growth is due, in part, to the rising popularity of online “shopping holidays” like Cyber Monday, which is celebrated annually the Monday after Thanksgiving and accounts for more online sales than any other day of the year. Last year, Cyber Monday sales reached $1.46 billion - a record for online spending in one day. Hampering celebration of this stress-free alternative to in-store shopping is the rapid growth of cybercrime. Cyber thieves are to blame for $113 billion in consumer financial losses in the last 12 months. That’s enough money to host the London 2012 Olympics nearly 10 times over. An equally alarming statistic is the rising average loss per victim, which doubled from 2012 to 2013 to $298. Despite the aforementioned dangers, many online shoppers are unaware of the risks associated with online shopping and don’t believe they’ll become one of the 556 million annual victims. Forty-eight percent of smartphone and tablet users do not take even the basic precautions such as using passwords, installing security software or backing up files from their mobile devices. “As the popularity of online shopping continues to skyrocket, so do the opportunities for hackers to steal personal information,” says Bob Bunge, professor in the College of Engineering and

Information Sciences at DeVry University and consultant at the William Factory Small Business Incubator in Tacoma, Wash. “Online shoppers need to be aware of the risks associated with e-commerce and take proactive steps to protect themselves.” Bunge offers the following tips for consumers to protect themselves from cyber attacks: * Boost password strength: Weak and ineffective passwords enable identity theft. The first rule of password construction is to go long. Short passwords can be uncovered by highspeed programs built to steal password combinations. * Ditch the debit cards: Debit cards are the least secure option for e-commerce purchases. PayPal and credit cards offer much better consumer protections including dispute resolution and fraud prevention. * Use the most secure network possible: Wired networks are always preferable to wireless. If a wired network is not an option, make sure to use a secure wireless network that requires an encryption key. Be especially wary of accessing public Wi-Fi services at places like airports and coffee shops. * Don’t store personal finance information: Don’t store credit card details online. Storing any payment information online exponentially increases the probability of a cyber attack. * Shop on reputable sites: Scammers often begin fake URL’s with names of reputable companies to lure consumers in. To avoid accidently clicking on an infected site, look for the SSL certificate and ensure the site starts with https:// and has a padlock icon. “Cyber Monday is the Super Bowl of online theft,” says Bunge. “While consumers should follow these tips all year long, they should remain extra vigilant during the holidays to avoid the increased risk of falling victim to cybercrime.”

You are Invited Real County Public Library’s Afternoon with the Author Featuring Local Author Linda Kirkpatrick Sunday, November 17 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Book Reading, Discussion, and Signing Her New Book Tales From the Frio Canyon Copies will be Available for Purchase Refreshments Will be Served

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GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS…SUGARLESS DESSERT IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

I always try to think of everyone and any speific needs at the Holidays and I was looking for a few dishes to serve to people with sugar worries... Maybe even those like myself who “could stand to lose a few” will opt for a healthier treat if they are tasty and available!

NO BAKE OATMEAL CANDY BARS Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Candy Bars WAIT! These are HEALTHY! Ingredients: - 1 cup peanut butter - 2/3 cup honey - 1/2 cup coconut oil (no substitutes, this is what gives its creamy texture and flavor) - 2 cups oats (not instant) - 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips - 3/4 cup dried cranberries Directions: In a medium sized saucepan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil. Remove from heat and add oats, chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Stir until combined and chocolate chips are melted. Spread into a 9×13 pan. Refrigerate until hardened, about an hour. Store in refrigerator…

CLASSIC CARROT CAKE 7/8 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 2 large egg whites 1/4 cup eggbeaters 3/8 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie

TIRAMISU PARFAIT

1 (10.5 ounce) package sugar free angel food cake, purchased from bakery 3 1/2 teaspoons instant decaffeinated coffee powder 1 1/2 cups hot water 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese 1 (8 ounce) package fat-free cream cheese 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons cocoa powder. Cut angel food cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Dissolve instant coffee in hot water. Chill in refrigerator. Combine mascarpone and cream cheese in mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons coffee, dark brown sugar, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and vanilla. Mix well. Set aside. Pour cold coffee into a 9X13 inch pan. tO Assemble Tiramisu: Quickly dip half of angel food cake pieces into the coffee. Remove immediately and place in medium glass serving bowl. Spread half of cheese mixture on top. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cocoa powder. Repeat with remaining angel food cake, cheese mixture, and cocoa. Cover and chill for three hours or overnight before serving. Note-Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup tiramisu. Assemble tiramisu in pretty serving bowl or create individual desserts by assembling in large wine glasses. To make Berry Tiramisu add fresh raspberries or blueberries in between cake layer and cream cheese layer.

BANANA NUT BREAD

Sweetener, Granulated

3 tablespoons reduced fat margarine 1/2 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 1/4 cups finely shredded carrot 1/3 cup walnuts butter flavored cooking spray Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking Soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside. In small bowl whisk together egg whites and eggbeaters. Set aside. In large bowl beat SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, margarine, honey, vanilla, applesauce, and canola oil. Mix in egg mixture, stir until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture, then carrots and walnuts. Pour into greased 8 cup loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool, ice if desired. Carrot cake can be baked in any size pan. Adjust baking time accordingly.

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 pinch salt 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/3 cup reduced fat buttermilk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/4 cups mashed bananas 1/4 cup chopped walnuts* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Blend the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Add oil, buttermilk and vanilla to the mashed bananas. Mix well. Pour banana mixture into dry ingredients. Stir until just mixed.Add chopped walnuts. Stir until just mixed.Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven 45-55 minutes or until rich brown and the center is set.Black walnuts can be used to create a uniquely flavored banana bread.

CHEERY CHERRY PIE

1 (15 ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts 2 (14.5 ounce) cans pitted tart red cherries, undrained 2/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 4 drops red food coloring. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Unfold 1 piecrust; press out fold lines. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions. Drain cherries, reserving 1 cup juice; set fruit aside. Combine SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and cornstarch in a medium saucepan; gradually stir reserved juice into SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Boil 1 minute, Shirley Shandley, Broker stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice, almond extract and food coloring, if desired. Fold in reserved cherries; cool slightly. Spoon mixture 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422 into pastry shell. Unfold remaining piecrust; press out fold lines. Roll to 1/8-inch · #54 – New Listing! Swimming & fishing are amenities · #43 – 3 BD/2 BA Home, fenced yard, NCISD, no city taxes thickness. Place over filling; fold edges under and crimp. Cut slits in top to allow coming with this 2-story, 4 BD/2BA home w/fireplace on 2 lots $68,500 steam to escape. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden. Cover edges with with view of lake $99,000 · #60 – 1.385 AC Frio River access, OWNER TERMS, fenced, aluminum foil to prevent over browning, if necessary. Cool on a wire rack one hour · #1 – Wonderful 3/2 home, cathedral ceiling, sunroom, one of well, elect., septic $80’s 3 sisters hwy front $179,500 · #27 – 2.6 AC Leakey Springs, walk to Leakey Springs or Frio before serving.

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Celebrate the season with loved ones near and far (BPT) - The holiday season is a time for celebrating with loved ones, but family and friends aren’t always nearby. Although you may not be able to spend the holidays together in-person, there are still plenty of ways to show out-of-town loved ones you care. With a thoughtful approach, you can find easy ways to spread some holiday cheer, whether your nearest and dearest live across the street, across the country or even across the globe. Create a holiday plan First, get organized. Make a list of everyone you’d like to celebrate with this season and determine how you’d like to send your holiday wishes - a phone call, a heartfelt card or even a gift. If sending something in the mail, check recommended shipping dates to ensure items arrive in time. While some services can guarantee packages arrive by Christmas if shipped by Dec. 23, it’s best to avoid the holiday rush by getting gifts out the door at least a week in advance of the holidays. If you are sending presents to loved ones in the military overseas, you should get items in the mail by Dec. 10 for a Christmas arrival. Get your gifting in gear Do your shopping early to give yourself plenty of time to mail items to loved ones and make sure they are easily shippable. Packages that are damageable or perishable may not arrive in the condition you intended if not carefully packaged.

As you prepare to ship, wrap presents with holiday paper, protect them with cushioning material and place them in a sturdy box. Then, seal boxes securely with packaging tape to ensure nothing gets lost. There are even printed options, like EZ Start printed packaging tape from Duck brand, that can make packages stand out and add some festive flair. Available in seasonal prints like Holiday Ornaments and Peppermint, as well as several other designs perfect for personalizing gifts, these packaging tapes meet all postal regulations, and have Frustration Free technology that ensures you never lose the tape end. From a large family? Having lots of loved ones out of town can make shipping costs skyrocket. To keep everyone’s expenses down, organize a gift exchange in which each family member is assigned one person to send a present. This way, all family members receive a gift, without incurring huge holiday bills. Make every minute count To make the most of the holiday season, try to get in the spirit early. A good start to holiday cheer is sending seasonal cards to friends and family. Want something unique? Try making your own personalized holiday greetings using a website like Shutterfly. You can also build up to the big day by sending care packages for friends and family to enjoy throughout the season. Make batches of seasonal cookies or send Advent calendars

for little ones. Don’t forget about loved ones in the Armed Forces. They may need holiday cheer the most, so send them care packages with a bit of home - favorite cookies, festive music and a card with special messages from family and friends. See their holiday smiles Even if you can’t be physically near loved ones during the holidays, technology has made it possible to at least see them. Use a free video chatting service like Skype on your computer or smartphone to say “hi” to friends and family during the holidays or even open gifts together. These technologies are easy to use and allow you to enjoy the smile on family and friends’ faces when they open the gifts you’ve lovingly selected for them. Of course, the best way to see your loved ones during the holidays is to visit them. If driving, make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas, antifreeze and fresh oil. Air travel is fastest but has its own challenges. Make sure to leave extra time between when you need to arrive and when you depart, in case of travel delays due to inclement weather or overbooked flights. No matter how you travel, make sure to pack some tasty goodies to enjoy along the way. The holidays are full of hustle and bustle, but with a bit of planning, it’s easy to spread cheer to all those you love this season.

Bandera Electric Cooperative Coat, Blankets and Non-Perishable Food Drive Bandera Electric Cooperative is taking donations of coats, blankets, and nonperishable food for two drives to support people of its service territory. Now through December 31, BEC is collecting coats and blankets at all three office locations in Bandera, Comfort, and Leakey. Non-perishable food will also be taken until January 15, for BEC’s annual food drive to support your friends and neighbors of the Hill Country. BEC cares about the safety and well-

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Real County Wildlife Association Annual Hunter’s Appreciation Real County Wildlife Assn. held our Annual Hunter’s Appreciation dinner on November 1st. Members of our association and their hunters met at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment for an evening of delicious food and prizes. We all enjoyed a dinner of axis, wild hog, black buck antelope, brisket, sausage and all the fixings. Following dinner, Vic Jones gave a short and informative talk on gun safety. We had door prizes and a silent auction. The rifle raffle was won by Vic Jones. RCWA is holding another gun raffle for a Remington 870 Pump Shotgun. Tickets are $1.00 each, 12 for $10.00 or 25 for $20.00 and can be

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Storage/Shop 35x40, 110, 220 and 3 phase elec., In town-Leakey, $250/month. Call 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290

FOR RENT- MINI STORAGE $30

FOR RENT: 2 bedroom furnished AND UP!! 830-232-5656 or 830-232-5290 or non-furnished cabin near the Concan/Frio River for rent, includes cable and water. Electric STORAGE FOR RENT metered separately. $650 8X10 $40 * 10X12 $50 ASK ABOUT Call for info 877-671-9527 OUR DISCOUNTS!! Call 830.232.4091

Requirements: Graduate from a State approved School of Vocational Nursing or as a Certified Medical Assistant. Graduate from an accredited high school or GED program required. Licensed to practice in Texas, current CPR (Health Care Provider Basic Life Support) required. Complies with state and organizational continuing medical education requirements. Maintains confidentiality of agency, client and staff information as prescribed by CHDI policy and applicable laws.

STORAGE/SHOP FOR RENT

Three bedroom two and a half bath house for rent at 170 Pecan Dr. Leakey TX for more information call Melissa at 830-279-3219.

EMPLOYMENT NOTICE 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

Real County Public Library - Director of Administra�on

1. Talon 5. A chance to do something 9. Egg-shaped 14. Fog 15. A long walk 16. Jewelled headdress 17. Ellipse 18. Fiend 19. Emlem of a clan or tribe 20. A small stream 21. Personal property 23. Employ 24. Supplement with great effort, ___ out 25. Typo 29. Cloak used to cover head and shoulders 31. Uncommon 33. Simian 34. Type of picture puzzle

DEADLINE MONDAY 5:00 p.m.

ONLY 20 CENTS PER WORD!!!

Red top Cane 5x5.5 round bales 1450lbs $60.00. Triticale square bales $ 5.00 South Texas Raised Alfalfa in the barn $9.00 CASH ONLY, NO CHECKS, CASH ONLY. 210-216-0193 Located near Pearsall.

Across

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Home for Lease fully furnished On the Frio, Gated Community 3bdrm 2.5 baths Great Room, Kitchen w/Ice Machine 1 car garage included 1st and last months lease at signing of lease $1400 utilities included 713-854-2507

JIM DOES SIGNS

Need A New Business Sign? Call Jim Reed 830-232-5096

FOR RENTTri-Plex 2 Bdrm 1 bath, Centrally located, $450 per month with $450 Deposit. Call 830-591-3479 2B/1B Duplex For Rent New Floors! Has Fridge, Washer and Dryer and Dishwasher. $200 deposit, First and Last months rent. $450 per month

830-232-5656 830-232-5290

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Properties We have established a policy of furnishing a home owners warranty for every property that we market and that qualifies. This would include owner occupied single family residences. It takes the worry away from owners and buyers. If you are a seller, any covered item that needs repair during the term of the listing will be repaired. If you are a buyer, any covered item that needs repair for up to 12 months after closing will be repaired. We furnish the policy, not you. So, if you are considering selling your property, list with us and let us take the worry away from you. Call for details. NEW LISTING The Bungalow at the Ridge, great income producing property, Frio River access and a pool to boot. Great for weddings, family reunions, and large groups in general. Sleeps 25 comfortable. $425,000. NEW LISTING in Mtn Valley, close to the House Pasture and Seven Bluffs. 4 bedroom 3 baths, great income producing property, $349,000. NEW LISTING Rancho Real, 23 acres with highway frontage, great views, $49,900. NEW LISTING Con Can on Bear Creek. 3 bdrm 2 bth with bonus room, approx. 2,000 square feet, large covered porches, large detached garage/workshop. Great week end home or nightly rental near 7 bluffs. $459,500. Cadillac Farms, 244 ac located 2 miles west of Leakey. A little bit of everything, fields, mtns, old ranch house, rustic barn. Fronts on FM 337 with Patterson Creek forming the southern boundary. Abundant wildlife. Call for details. CANYON OAKS! NEW LISTING New construction, 4 bdrm 2 1⁄2 bth home with excellent views and river access. Great income producing potential. $279,900 CANYON OAKS Three bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath home on River Road. Income producing. Reduced to $299,000 CON CAN COUNTRY CLUB Golf Course lot in Con Can Country Club! 1⁄2 acre prime residential site on golf course and nightly rentals allowed. Wont last long at $49,950. CON CAN RANCH 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home on 36.67 acres. Located in back of ranch adjoining a large ranch. Ideal hunting property in great location. $71,900 DIAMOND RANCH 25 acres with 3 hunting blinds & RV port. $64,000 FAIRVIEW RANCH Nearly 20 acres with 3 bdrm 2 bth manufactured home and 2 bdrm 2 bth cabin., large metal building. Turn key living and hunting. Call for details. FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covered porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, price reduced to $160,000. PRICE REDUCED 3 bedroom 3 bth home on river front lot in Frio Pecan Farm. Like new condition with huge deck overlooking the river. Great income potential. Price reduced to $335,000. This property is a great income producer. FRIO RIVER PLACE Beautiful 1.93 acre building site, heavily wooded. Quiet location. $109,500. FRIO RIVER RANCH A beautiful hill country home sitting on the bank of the Frio River. Three bedrooms with 2 1⁄2 baths, high ceilings, open floor plan. All this plus a detached 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with approximately 148 feet of frontage along the east bank of the river. Close to town, yet private. Great income potential, only $469,900. FRIO RIVER RANCH River front home on 2.2 acres. Good swimming hole. Three bedroom 2 bath home with 179 feet of river frontage. Nightly rental potential. $279,500. FRIO TERRITORY This five acre building site on the Frio River is waiting for you. Huge cypress trees line this blue water hole that is teeming with fish. Fronts on Highway 83 and the Frio River, private, yet close to town. Good restrictions, beautiful building site overlooking the river. $329,000 MOUNTAIN VALLEY 2.3 acres sitting within walking

distance of the House Pasture, Concan Country Club and the Frio River. The location doesn’t get any better than this. Priced Reduced to $119,000. OAKMONT VILLAGE 2.21 acres of heavily wooded building site located just of FM 1120. $49,000 RANCHO REAL Secluded 15 acres with hunting cabin. 4 wheel drive required. $47,000 RANCHO REAL River frontage with 22 1⁄2 acres for only $70,000. RANCHO REAL The perfect hunting tract. 36.7 acres adjoining a large ranch. $71,900. RIVERTREE Beautiful residential building sites ranging in price from $99,900 to $109,950. SADDLE MOUNTAIN Two story, three bedroom 2 bath home on 2.55 acres in quiet area.. Vaulted ceilings with a rock fireplace, covered porch and deck. Great setting for what appears to be the best buy in the Frio Canyon! Price reduced to $179,950. SHADOW VALLEY Prime residential tract with city water and river access. 1.9 acres for only $52,500. SPICEWOOD SPRINGS Riverfront home on 3.7 acres in Spicewood Springs. Access to over a mile of Frio River. Four bedroom, three bath, 2 story home sitting on bank of river with a wraparound porch. Won’t last long at $429,500. SPRING HILL-.3.2 acres. Beautiful lot in a gated subdv, city wtr, Price Reduces to $64,500 SPRING HILL 3.52 acres with a beautiful view overlooking Leakey. City water, Price reduced to $69,500 THE RIDGE-Experience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ private access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/ BBQ pavilion. Underground utilities, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This restricted subdivision offers great building sites for your dream home, retirement or vacation get-away. B&B allowed so take advantage of this new development. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Check out our website for current sales! Prices start $87,500 THE RIDGE New construction, 3 bedroom 3 bth, with 2 fireplaces and outdoor kitchen, walking distance to river. Nestled under huge live oaks. Call for a showing today TWIN FORKS Two tree covered lots in good location with owner financing available. $32,500 for one, or both for $59,900. TWIN FORKS Like new double wide in Twin Forks, 3 bedroom 2 bth with approx. 1,848 sf, 2 carport, stg building, huge covered deck to enjoy your coffee. Only $99,500. Call today for a showing. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. 5 income producing cabins on approx. 7 acres with room for more! $375,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Now you can enjoy your own rodeo arena. Located just north of Leakey, complete with bleachers, snack bar, restrooms, and plenty of room for additional buildings or possible dance floor. Over 7 acres of land and improvements with owner financing available. This is a great investment at $225,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. Turn key restaurant available on Highway 83. Ready to go. Price reduced to $145,000. Call for details.

INVESTORS!!! GIVE DUB A CALL AND HE WILL EXPLAIN A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF AN 11% PER ANNUM RETURN ON INVESTMENT, BEFORE TAX ADVANTAGES ARE CONSIDERED. THIS CAN BE DONE RIGHT HERE IN THE FRIO CANYON. Call us if you don’t see what you are looking for here. We have numerous other properties that we would be more than glad to help you with. Or better yet, come by for a visit. The coffee pot is always on.

Dub Suttle – Broker Kathy Suttle – Broker Michael Rushing – Associate COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR Carrie Chisum – Associate Fred COMPLETE LISTS OF PROPERTIES, McNiel - Associate CHECK US OUT ON THE

WEBSITE OR SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE!

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


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Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM 5.6 acres just a couple of miles east of Leakey on corner lot, with comfortable cabin, city water, well, cargo box, BBQ pit, no restrictions, no HOA, access to Frio River. $175,000. 75 stunning acres with gorgeous 3BR/3B “barndominium”, bunk house, rv shed, well, city water, and breath-taking long views! Tastefully and beautifully furnished! Many extras you just have to see this one! $625,000. 1BR/1B home on 2.2 acres with gorgeous views, under fence, completely and beautifully furnished! $129,000. 1 acre, completely fenced, fruit trees, shed, energy efficient 2BR/1B home, long views, wrap-a-round deck, comes tastefully furnished! $195,000. COMMERCIAL BUILDING DOWNTOWN LEAKEY! Two story, with leased restaurant downstairs and offices upstairs! Offices space upstairs could be easily renovated to be living quarters! Move to Leakey and make a living! $315,000. 14.65 acres with incredible views from the 2BR/2B home, with sunroom, Wrap-a-round porch, city water, open floor plan with lots of privacy! $265,000. 26.7 manicured acres, 1BR/1B home, 3BR/1B mobile, workshop/storage, separate bathhouse and restroom, pond, both sides of seasonal creek, ag exempt. Amazing views! $334,500. SOLD! 3BR/3B home on the Frio River, guest house, covered pavilion, fire pit, access to 130 acres of common area and

Welcome to First State Bank of Uvalde’s New Website! Dear First State Bank Customer, We are pleased to introduce you to our recently redesigned First State Bank website. You will notice that our new website has a greatly different look and feel to it. We believe it offers our customers more features and better options than were previously available. In addition, we hope our website will become the place you turn to for news and information about First State Bank and the surrounding area we serve. We are proud to bring you this service and sincerely hope you use it and enjoy it. Dick G. Geries Chairman and CEO

one mile Frio River. $379,500. SOLD! 4.9 acres on the Frio River, good elevated building sites, electricity close! REDUCED $85,000. 1BR/1B rock cabin on 29.95, well, elec, and septic, amazing views. $300,000. 3BR/2B home, 3 car garage, guest home, barn, workshop on 21 gorgeous acres! $499,000. CONTRACT PENDING! 2/2 Covered mobile on 2 acres covered in Pecans, access to Frio $129,000. SOLD! 3BR/2B log home in River Tree, access to Frio River $329,900. .4 of an acre with access to one mile Frio, all utilities. $25,000. 1.14 acres on the Frio River and Lombardy Canal! $145,000. SOLD! 1.18 acres, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! All utilities in place, great views! $89,000. Cozy cabin on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $129,000. 1 acre near Garner, access to Frio River, water hookup available. $52,900. Two adjacent lots with access to the Frio River! $45,000. Each 8.09 acres, with well, mixed terrain $109,080. Adjacent 22.6 acres $203,400. Owner financing available! 50 acres, with Frio River, Bluff Creek , home and cabin, springs! REDUCED $549,000.

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

www.frioriverproperties.com dickie@frioriverproperties.com 830.279.5973 830.988.FRIO (3746) Land & Ranch Realty, LLC Office located 1/2 mile east of the Frio River on Texas 127 in Concan, Texas

B uc kh or n Bar & Grill

Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Thursday, November 21st “Community Invited” Serving times: 10:45 - 12:45 p.m. Lloyd Buttler Gymnasium Leakey School

and Drive Thru Beverage Barn

Every Thursday NIght: BBQ Night $9.99 Every Friday Night: Steak Night $12.99

FAMILY JEWELS SATURDAY NIGHT $10 Cover

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COMING TO THE BUCKHORN NOVEMBER 23rd LEAKEYS VERY OWN.. SOUTHERN BLEND

Drive Thru Beverage Barn Open 7 Days a Week Monday thru Saturday 10am-10pm Sunday 12pm-10pm “Grill Hours” Thursday 3-8 * Friday, Sat. 12 (noon) to 10 pm * Sun. 12 (noon) to 8 pm Bar Opens at 4pm Thursday and Friday 12pm Sat/Sun

4347 S. HWY 83, LEAKEY TEXAS (830) 232-4755

Come join us at Leakey School for a delicious Thanksgiving Meal.

STUDENT

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SCHEDULE

· Kindergarten

10:45 a.m.

· First Grade

10:55 a.m.

Adults $4.00

· Second Grade

11:05 a.m.

Children $3.00 (children not enrolled in Leakey ISD)

· Third Grade

11:30 a.m.

· Fourth Grade

11:40 a.m.

· Fifth Grade

11:45 a.m.

· Sixth Grade

12:25 p.m.

· Seventh Grade

12:25 p.m.

· Eighth Grade

12:25 p.m.

· Ninth - Twelfth Grade 12:30


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THE FRIENDS GRILL

“HUNTER PORTIONS!”

Homemade Daily Specials Choice “Cut to Order” Steaks Burgers, Salads & Sandwiches ilable Ava g n i r “Tootie Pies” Cate

TUES.- WED.

$2 OFF $10 or More Purchase

(may not use multiple discounts must present coupon @ time of purchase)

Open

11a.m. till 8:30 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

830-232-6301

157 Hwy. 83 South, Downtown, Leakey, Texas

CONVENIENCE STORE

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

830-232-5559

DEER STORAGE • HUNTING LICENSES

•HUNTING & CAMPING SUPPLIES • DEER CORN • COLD BEVERAGES • SNACKS • PIZZA • FRIED CHICKEN WINGS• OTHER MENU ITEMS

PIZZA ON THE FRIO • Fresh Cut Steaks • Fresh Ground Beef • Deli Meats • Camping Supplies

OPEN SUNDAYS !! 9a.m.-8p.m. Corner of 83 and 337 DOWNTOWN, LEAKEY, TEXAS

830-232-6299 Hours: M-F 7a.m. - 8p.m. Sat. 8a.m.-8p.m.

At the Frio Pecan Farm Pavilion Open: NEW FALL HOURS Friday 11a.m. - 2p.m. & 5p.m.-9p.m. and Saturday ALL DAY 11a.m. to 9p.m. Dine In or Pick Up Leakey, Texas

(830) 232-5022

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

BEER & WINE AVAILABLE

TRI CANYON BRANCH

HOMEMADE PIES SOUP and FRESH SANDWICHES Trip Advisor Says:

“BEST BROWNIES IN U.S.!!!!” NEW HOURS: TUES.- SAT. 10:30 - 5:00

410 S Hwy 83 Leakey, TX 78873 Ph. 830-232-4553 Of�ice Hours-Lobby Mon-Thu 9:00 to 3:00 Fri 9:00 to 4:30 Of�ice Hours-Drive-Thru Mon-Fri 9:00 to 4:30 Sat 9:00 to 12:00 Drive-Up ATM Located at Branch Also located inside Concan General Store U.S. Hwy 83 & Tx. Hwy 127

Tire AND Wheel Connection

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

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