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REAL COUNTY DISTRICT COURT RESULTS ............................ Page 5

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October 19, 2016

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TxDOT Road Work Continues At Steady Pace

by Julie Becker

Last week the road crew of Allen Keller moved to Hwy 83 to begin pouring concrete for the new roadway. There is now two way traffic on Ranch Road 337 and it’s really big! As you can see in the picture to the right the new two lane, 8ft shoulder, curb, gutters and sidewalks will make a drastic change in the view. The construction on 83 is difficult for our small community, closed roads, steep dropoffs, dirt and dust have at time brought our community to a standstill. Take heart, Allen Keller Project Manager, Tony Magnus has stated that if all holds true, and there are no problems with rain, equipment and other Acts of God, this job will be completed by the end of year! Considering the time lines of other projects we have in our community, this is great news! So be patient, find alternate routes and remember when it is completed it will be awesome.

REAL COUNTY 1915 MAP DEDICATION HELD AT COMMISSIONER’S COURT by Julie Becker

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NEW REAL COUNTY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER ............................. Page 3

CITY OF LEAKEY REVIEWS RATE INCREASE

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EMS REPORT

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At Monday’s Real County Commissioner’s Court, Commissioners accepted the gift to Real County of a replica 1915 Map of Real County. The gift was made from descendants of the Boren Family. The map was located in the belongings of Lurlene Boren. Mrs. Boren was a teacher at Leakey ISD for many years. Mrs. Boren’s granddaughter Jan Hallum and her husband Jack had the map framed and presented it to the County. Also present was Mrs. Boren’s grandson Damon White. The gift was accepted by the Commissioners and will hang in the Real County Courtroom. In other business Commissioner’s voted to hire Jason Fleming as the new Extension Agent for Real County. They also appointed Frankie DeLeon as the new Road and Bridge Supervisor. DeLeon has been performing the duties of the super-

visor since the retirement of Ruben Navarro. Commissioners reluctantly accepted the resignation of Real County/District Clerk, Bella Rubio. Rubio will retire effect December 31,2016. Commissioners stated they will appoint someone to fill the position and posting of the position will soon be published. Commissioners approved a $2 per hour pay raise for the Real County Nutrition Director. Commissioners discussed the “2025 Plan” with Judge Merritt stating Real County has secured services from Carl Esser of Esser and Company to put the plan together within the next 3 months. The action plan will include: Emergency services, Water, Family services, Airport and Recreational space. With no further business court was adjourned. Pictured LtoR: Jack Hallum, Jan Hallum, Commissioners Joe Connell, Gene Buckner, County Judge Garry Merritt, Manuel Rubio, Bryan Shackelford and Damon White

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Daughters of the Republic of Texas District VII Workshop was held October 1, 2016 at the Oak Hills Country Club, San Antonio Texas. The Host Chapter was he Alamo Heroes, Susan Riedesel is their President. They did an excellent job of having entertaining and informative speakers. Our District VII Representative, Mary Wieser, called the meeting to order. Lois Goetz, Alamo Heroes Chapter gave the invocation. The Pledges of allegiance to the United States and to Texas were led by Dr. Sharon Skrobarcek, Alamo Mission Chapter. Becky Nelson, Alamo Heroes, Chapter lead us in singing “Texas Our Texas.” Susan Riedesel, Alamo Heroes Chapter, Welcomed the Ladies attending, 107+ were in attendance. There were 8 members of the Caddel-Smith Chapter of Uvalde attending the workshop.

by Billie Nast

Those attending were: Mandy Van Hoozer, Jane Van Hoozer, President Judy Burelson, Missy Solbrig, Kay Anderson, Pam Pittman, JoAnn Eanes, and Billie Nast. It was a pleasure to have Dr. Betty Edwards, our President General, there to speak. She brought us up to date on the happenings with the Daughters. She told us what was happening with our Library Historic Collection. Final agreements have to be reached with Texas A&M – San Antonio. In the meantime, the collection is being stored in a climate controlled storage facility. We were also told how the new DRT Republic of Texas History Center is progressing. The “Old Headquarters” will have to be moved as the state is building a huge overpass right over it. continued page 5

L to R Mandy Van Hoozer, Jane Van Hoozer, Judy Burleson, Missy Solbrig, Kay Anderson, Pam Pittman, Joann Eanes, and Billie Nast.

Straight 1’s for the Pride of Pantherland Band ............................ Page 13

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

Today’s Weather

High: 85° Low: 66°

On Saturday, October 15th, The “Pride of Pantherland” Marching Band competed at the UIL Region Band Contest. The band earned a perfect score of straight ones. This was the highest achievement the marching band could have earned in a non-advancing year. This is a huge accomplishment! I am super proud of the students. Superintendent Kristi Powers commented; “I would like to congratulate Mr. Buhrts and our band students! If you see Mr. Buhrts or any band members, please congratulate them and let them know you appreciate their hard work! The students have worked hard since July and on Saturday it was great to see their hard work pay off! It’s a great day to be a Panther! Thanks to everyone for your hard work and keep it up!”

By Band Director Ted Buhrts


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Mrs. John Stevens Ms. Ashley Drew Darby and Mr. John Christopher Stevens were united in marriage on August 27, 2016 at six o’clock in the evening at Central Christian Church in Austin, Texas. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend William P. Proctor of the First Presbyterian Church in San Angelo, Texas. Music for the ceremony was provided by Terra Vista Strings and the Central Christian Church organist. The bride’s parents hosted a dinner and reception at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Headliners Club. The bride is the daughter of the Honorable and Mrs. William Drew Darby of San Angelo, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Clarice Gulley Fisher and the late Mr. Dale Jackson Fisher and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur “Dub� Darby. The groom is the son of The Doctors Meribeth and William Edward Stevens of Dallas, Texas. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Stevens. Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown of ivory tulle featuring a beaded and embroidered cap sleeve and crystal belt. A cathedral veil with scalloped lace edges completed the gown. The bride carried a classic mixed white bouquet wrapped in her great-great grandmother’s lace handkerchief. Ms. Regan Amanda Darby of Fort Worth, Texas, twin sister of the bride, served as maid of honor and Mrs. Taylor Darby Lindsey of Fort Worth, Texas, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Lindsey Allison Avery, Mrs. Jacqueline Fisher Dudley, Miss Emily Alice Hejl, Miss Kirstyn Elise Kelley, Miss Kathrine Astrid Oldham, and Mrs. Melissa Rose Smith. They all wore floor length gowns of grey chiffon and each carried a mixed white bouquet. Mr. Daniel Travis Tessnow of Park City, Utah, cousin of the groom, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Mr. Travis Alan Bayer, Mr. Mark David Burgin, Mr. Samuel Caldwell Mabry, Mr. Brett Alan Maze, Mr. Ross McLeay Mizell, Mr. Michael Dalton Rodriguez, and Mr. Skyler Stiefel Smith. Ushers were Mr. Christopher David Roush and Mr. Christopher Joseph Solley. The bride is a graduate of San Angelo Central High School in San Angelo, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor in Business Administration, a Masters in Professional Accounting and also from the University of Texas School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. She is an attorney with Andrews Kurth in Houston, Texas. The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters in Professional Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Analyst with the private equity firm of OFS Energy Fund in Houston, Texas. Following a honeymoon in Turks and Caicos, the couple resides in Houston, Texas.



 

 

   

   

  

 

               

 



        

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JAIL REGISTER Oct. 9 - Oct. 15, 2016

NO ARRESTS

Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report October 9- October 15, 2016 10/10/2016 @ 2201 responded t a residence on Ash Creek Road for report of suspicious activity 10/11/2016 @ 337 responded to a residence on Bruce Lane north of Camp Wood for a burglary alarm 1850 responded to Fifth Street in Camp Wood for a disturbance 10/12/2016 @ 1624 responded to a motor vehicle accident on US Highway 83 north of Leakey 2312 responded to River Haven Cabins on Farm to Market Road 1120 for suspicious activity

Real County Law Officers Bruce Carr, Sheriff Steven Castro, Deputy Sheriff Mark Cox, Deputy Sheriff Nathan Johnson, Deputy Sheriff Teddy Douthit, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden A/D - ARREST DATE A/O - ARRESTING OFFICER 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.

NEW REAL COUNTY REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER

10/14/2016 @ 840 responded to US Highway 83 North of Leakey for report of suspicious activity 2247 responded to a motor vehicle accident on Ranch Road 337 east of Leakey 2301 responded to Two Twisted Sisters Bar in Camp Wood for an altercation 10/15/2016 @ 0012 responded Leakey ISD for suspicious activity 1112 responded to a motorcycle accident on Ranch Road 336 North of Leakey 1240 responded to Morales Feed Store in Leakey for a burglary alarm 437 responded to a residence on Burditt Ranch Road north of Leakey for a burglary alarm

2016 POLLING PLACES:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

ELECTION DAY 7AM TO 7PM: PREC. NO. 1 – AMERICAN LEGION HALL, 236 S. MOUNTAIN STREET, LEAKEY, TEXAS 78873 PREC. NO. 2 - COURTROOM, REAL CO. COURTHOUSE, 146 S. US HWY 83, LEAKEY, TEXAS 78873 PREC. NO. 3 – NUECES CANYON SENIOR CENTER, 201 W 4TH STREET, CAMP WOOD, TEXAS 78833 PREC. NO. 4&7 – COUNTY HOUSE, 107 E. 5TH STREET, CAMP WOOD, TEXAS 78833 PREC. NO. 6 – REAL COUNTY SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER, 420 West Ranch Road 337, Leakey, Texas EARLY VOTING: MAIN POLL- OCTOBER 24th THRU NOVEMBER 4th – 8AM TO 5-PM IN THE COURTROOM, REAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 146 SOUTH US HWY 83, LEAKEY, TEXAS BRANCH POLL – OCTOBER 25th & 27th AND NOVEMBER 1st & 3rd – 2PM TO 6PM - COUNTY HOUSE, 107 E. 5TH STREET, CAMP WOOD, TEXAS BRANCH POLL – OCTOBER 26th – 2PM TO 6PM - GARVEN STORE, 27304 N US HIGHWAY 83, MOUNTAIN HOME, TEXAS 78058

EMS REPORT

Dylan Thomas Wolf Lives at: 308 North Guadalupe Street Camp Wood, TX Registration: Lifetime Verification: Annual Sex: Male Ethnicity: Non - Hispanic Height: 5’07” Weight: 155 Hair Color: Blonde Offense:Sexual Assault of a Child Disposition Date: 11/21/2003 Sentence: 8 years Status: Discharged

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

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Sabinal EMS, Inc. reports the following: “For September 2016 Sabinal EMS responded to a total of 35 dispatches. 6 received treatment but were not transported, 6 transported to Uvalde Memorial Hospital, 8 transported to Medina Regional Hospital, 1 Fire Standby, 1 by Airlife to Texsan, 5 Sabinal High Football Standby, 4 Sabinal Flag Football standby, and 4 dialysis calls. The State granted variance was used 3 times on a no transport call and 4 times on transports. 12 days were covered using the variance. Sabinal EMS continues to operate under a variance provided by Texas Department of State Health Services which allows the ambulance to be operated out of compliance with 1 non-certified driver and 1 certified attendant.” Javier R. Flores EMS Administrator

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS City of Leakey Mayor: Harry Schneemann Secretary: Dee Dee Wally Office: 830-232-6757 Fax: 830-232-6775 Councilmen: Ken Auld • Roel Gonzalez• Carl Jensen Frankie DeLeon • Bob Bowers Leakey Volunteer Fire Dept.830-232-4005 Frio Canyon EMS, Inc.830-232-5299 City of Camp Wood Mayor: Jesse Chavez Office: 830-597-2265 Fax: 830-597-5365 email:cityhall@swtexas.net Aldermen: Curtis Wilson • Domingo Tobar • Sammie Ives •Darlene Bullard • Josh Cox Volunteer Fire Dept:830-597-6100 Camp Wood Library: 830-597-3208 Nueces Canyon EMS: 830-597-4200 City of Sabinal Mayor: Charles Story Secretary: Betty Jo Harris Office: 830-988-2218 Councilmembers: Ali Alejandro, Nancy Alvarado, Danny Dean, J. R. Flores, Mike Nuckles, and Andy Schaefer Sabinal Library 830-988-2911 Sabinal Municipal Judge: Anita Herndon 830-988-2630 Justice of the Peace Precinct #2 Bobby G. McIntosh,830- 988-2462 Real County County Judge, 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 JD Martinez: 830-597-6129 Sheriff, Bruce Carr 830-232-5201 Tax Assessor-Collector Donna Brice: 830-232-6210 Treasurer, Mairi Gray 830-232-6627 Chief Appraiser Michael Mann 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

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has established rules for regulating the location, construction and use of on-site sewage facilities (OSSF’s/ septic tanks). Chapter 366 of the Texas Health and Safety Code authorizes a local government to regulate the use of septic tanks in its jurisdiction. TCEQ has designated Real County as its authorized agent to regulate septic tanks in Real County. Nueces River Authority (NRA) is constructing a wastewater collection and treatment system to serve the City of Leakey and others in Real County. NRA has received funds from Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB’s) Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP) account to apply to this construction. The Texas Health and Safety Code requires a local government that applies to TWDB for financial assistance from the EDAP account to receive from TCEQ, and maintain, a designation as TCEQ’s authorized agent to regulate OSSF’s. Solely, to comply with that requirement, NRA is applying to TCEQ for an authorized agent designation. It has prepared a proposed Order establishing its jurisdiction for OSSF regulation within a four mile radius of the Real County Courthouse, which covers the area of NRA’s wastewater project. For all practical purposes, NRA’s proposed Order is identical to Real County’s existing Order for septic tank regulation. To avoid confusion, duplication of effort, and added expense that could result from this overlapping of jurisdiction, it is NRA’s intent to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Real County wherein Real County will assume all responsibilities incurred by NRA with TCEQ’s authorized agent designation and under NRA’s proposed Order. These responsibilities will not change or add to Real County’s current responsibilities for regulating septic tanks. The effect of all of this on Real County citizens will be that nothing will change with respect to septic tank regulation in Real County. A public meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 1, 2016 at 121 Oak Hill Drive, Leakey, Texas to receive public comments. No other subject will be discussed at that meeting. (Con Mims, Executive Director, Nueces River Authority, P.O. Box 349, Uvalde, TX. Tel. 830-278-6810)

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LEAKEY EAGLES ROLLIN’ ON!! Leakey Eagles 30 – Angoras 36 by Pris Montgomery

The Leakey Eagles took a hard fall last Friday night losing to the Rocksprings Angoras - 30 to 36. Head Coach Jesse Rodriquez noted the Eagles fought hard on both sides of the ball all night long. Coach Rod is very proud of the Eagle team and how each player gives his best at each game. Coaching these boys gives us all pride. In the 1st quarter the Eagles defensive unit was on the field most of the quarter as the Eagle offense could not find consistent momentum to moving the ball. Eagles suffered loss on plays, over-throws, and penalties making it more difficult to move the ball to score. On defense needed tackles were made by Darren Wright, Damian Gonzalez, Marco Carrizales, and James Diaz. The Eagles were lucky the Rocksprings Angoras were not moving the ball. As the 1st quarter progressed the Eagles needed to adjust their game plan to win. In the 2nd quarter the Eagles offense found themselves unable to move the ball down the field to score successfully. The Eagles reined-in the quarter with a good play by Quinten Pigg. Damian Gonzalez had a good punt return. Michael Pannell had a good run. The Eagles offense had a fumble recovered by the Angoras. With 9:55 in the 2nd quarter the Angoras went in to score for the first touchdown of the night. Eagles - 0 Angoras - 7. The Eagles came out the 2nd half with a huge spark of “MO-JO”. With a re-figured offensive line, and plays, the Eagle offense came alive to put scores on the Eagle score board. Jacob Gray and Michael Pannell helped to move the ball down field. Anthony Chavez is in at QB and runs the ball in for the Eagle first touchdown of the night. Eagle 06 - Angoras 07. Eagle Coach Montgomery notes that Anthony Chavez, Michael Pannell, and Damian Gonzalez are extremely strong rushing backs/full backs. Coach Montgomery notes that Anthony Chavez duels as an Eagle QB. With 2:04 left in the 3rd quarter, QB Anthony Chavez throws

a pass to receiver Coleman Kerr for a touchdown. Eagles 12 Angoras 7. The Angoras fumble a kick-off return which the Eagles recover. The Eagles have the ball. QB Anthony Chavez passes to Tim Wright for a touchdown. Many players on the Eagle team play both ways. Eagles 18 - Angoras 7. Going into the 4th quarter the Eagles are feeling more confident. Trace Lackey and Ryan Lopez make strong plays. Abrahm Ferguson and Ryan Lopez make strong tackles. By 11:10 into the 4th quarter the Angoras score again making 2 extra points. The Eagles made “no-extra points” all night long. Eagles 18 – Angoras – 15. A kick-off return by the Angoras is fumbled and recovered by Eagle Rylan Springer on the 46 yard line. Damian Gonzalez strongly moves the ball up the Angoras defensive line for yardage. QB Coleman Kerr completes a pass to Anthony Chavez for a Eagle touchdown. Eagles 24 – Angoras 15. The Eagles kick-off a on-side kick to the Angoras and they receive the ball on the 50 yard line. The Eagle defense was unable to hold the Angoras offense, the Angoras scored. Eagles 24 – Angoras 22. Now you would think the game could not get any more exciting! With 7:00 left in the game, Eagles score. Eagles 30 – Angoras 22. The Angoras receive kick-off. Eagle Michael Pannell makes a interception. Within a few plays the Eagles have fumbled the ball to Angoras. A lot of hard hitting by both teams is noted by Eagle Head Coach Rodriquez. The Angoras are able to score. Eagles 30 – Angoras 28. With 1:57 to play the Angoras score again on the Eagle defense. Eagles 30 – Angoras 36. Eagle Coaches- Springer and Lieker noted that this was a hard fought football game defensively and offensively. The Eagles wanted this game real bad. Coaches noted, the Eagles will make a come back by winning against Center Point next Friday. The Leakey Eagles Football Team will host the Center Point-Pirates, October 21, 2016 at Leakey Stadium at 7:30p.m.--.

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For over forty years the Frio Canyon Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) has served the businesses and people of the Frio Canyon. As with many of the organizations in the canyon, only a “few” dedicated members commit to seeing that ‘All’ are represented and served. Often the tireless efforts of the “few” just don’t seem to be enough, and the organizations die out. What a pity that would be for the Chamber, the businesses and people of the of the Frio Canyon. We currently have 147 individual memberships and an average of 7 members attend-

ing our general meetings. Just think, seven dedicated members serving a community with little to no input from the communities business owners or people. This is really a small percentage! We invite You to Make A Difference. No one, or group, can represent your best interest better than YOU. Do you want to have your best interest represented in the Frio Canyon - support the Chamber; Want to voice your opinions and share your ideas - come to the meetings. If you want your business to be included, but can’t find time

to attend the meeting - send a representative to the meetings. Want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Serve on the chamber Board. The Chamber is now seeking nominations to fill four (4) positions on the board. We encourage you to accept one of these leadership roles. The Chamber needs your time, your unique talent. Accept a position on the Board, make your voice heard and help the chamber make the Frio Canyon the place we ALL want it to be.

Nueces Canyon FFA Travels to Area

By FFA Advisor Richard Kramer

The Nueces Canyon FFA Land, and Home-site evaluation teams traveled to area this Wednesday to compete for a shot at making it to state. There were over forty teams from all across area 7 competing in the two judging contests. In order to compete at the area contest you must place at least second in district. We edged out schools like Uvalde, Devine and Natalia for the right to go to area. The land team went head to head with schools like Judson, Fredericksburg and Hondo and our team of freshman and one lone sophomore held their own. Out of the 42 teams that competed we placed ninth one spot out of the banners. Still Nueces Canyon was by far the smallest school competing that day and we edged out many much larger schools. That just shows you that we do belong at these contests. The team consists of Leslie Taylor, Grace Luce, Cody Johnson, Caiden Childs, and our Captain Eli Ludlow. Every one of these guys will be back next year and I have a feeling we will be claiming the area Title for several years to come. L to R:Back Daymon Joy, Mason Johnson Front Row: Tyler Kilroy, Cody Next the expectations were through the roof for this Johnson, Caiden Childs, Eli Ludlow, Bethany Fisher, Joana Valenzuela, Leslie group of seniors who made up the Home-site evaluaTaylor, Grace Luce tion team. They had placed eleventh at state last year and we all thought our ticket was punched to go back to very grateful and honored that I got the chance to travel with these state. This just was not in the cards for us. We missed our chance really great kids to contests they have been a joy and I feel very to go to state by mere two points. Still they represented our school privileged to have had the chance to teach and coach them. The as well as I could have hoped. Tyler Kilroy placed in the top ten home-site team consists of Joanna Valenzuela, Bethany Fisher, individually ranking seventh out of over a hundred or more kids. Tyler Kilroy, Mason Johnson, and Daymon Joy. All the guys went in and performed very well it was just not our Now we are on to our leadership events in November where I day. The team placed seventh over-all with a separation from first expect to bring home the sweepstakes and advance several teams to eighth of just 31 points it is a hard pill to swallow. I am still to area and state.

Is Your Child Reading Ready? We have successfully completed the first 6 weeks of school and are getting settled into our daily routines of getting our children up and off to school, getting homework done in the midst of cooking dinner and baths, and keeping up with all of their extracurricular activities. Among these things, we as parents need to remember how important it is to slow down for a few moments and just be with our children. As your child is preparing to enter Kindergarten, or if they have just started, one of the important things we need to make sure that you are doing is reading WITH your child. Here are a few tips from Lawren Allphin at education.com: While every teacher and school has their own set of “prerequisites,” there’s a set of general reading expectations that most teachers share, when it comes to kids entering kindergarten. Before entering kindergarten, a student well prepared for reading should be able to: 1.Read his/her name 2.Recite the alphabet 3.Recognize some or all of the letters in the alphabet

4.Correspond some or all letters with their correct sound 5.Make rhymes 6.Hold a book right side up with the spine on the left, front cover showing 7.Recognize that the progression of text is left to right, top to bottom

Jana Valenzuela, NC Elementary Librarian

8.Echo simple text that is read to them 9.Recognize that text holds meaning 10.Re-tell a favorite story If your child is not quite steady in all of these areas, don’t panic! Every child enters kindergarten at a different level and teachers expect a huge variation in the skills each student brings. They’re trained to optimize success for each individual, no matter what. According to Lesley M. Morrow, Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor of Literacy at Rutgers University in New Jersey, one of the main reasons kindergarten reading is taught in small groups, is so teachers can easily cater to different levels of reading readiness. More advanced readers can be taught in a way that limits boredom, and more beginning readers at a pace that minimizes frustration. Remember that the first teacher your child has is you! Reading regularly with your child will ensure their growth as a reader. It will build their confidence as a learner and help them be academically successful in every subject. Happy reading!


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REAL COUNTY DISTRICT COURT RESULTS, October 14, 2016

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Shannon Leigh Collins, Fraud Possession of Controlled Substance Prescription, Divert Controlled Substance for Another Persons Use (2 counts) – Agreed Protective Order Signed, Reset to February 10, 2017; Seth Thomas Dean, Burglary of a Building, Defendant Failed to Appear, Bond Forfeited, Warrant Issued; Nico Leelan DeLeon, Assault on a Public Servant, Reset to December 15, 2016; Brandon Dwayne Edwards, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Reset to December 15, 2016; Patrick Lee Edwards, Jr., Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Reset to December 15, 2016; Devon Leon Frenzel, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Defendant Pled No Contest, Defendant place on 4 years Deferred Adjudication, $1000 fine, 200 hours Community Service, $317 Court Costs, $725 Attorney Fees, Restitution, truthfully debrief; Tiffanie Cherie Fritsch, Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse, Forgery Financial Instrument, Defendant Found Guilty and sentenced to 2 years as to each count to run concurrent, 2 years State Jail, probated for 5 years, $300 fine, 280 hours Community Service, $625 Attorney Fees, Restitution, Letter of Apology to Victim, $317 Court

Costs, CCF, CC with Bexar & Comal County Charges; Bobby A. Harlow, False or Forgery Statement Vehicle Registration, Reset to October 25, 2016 in Uvalde County for Bench Trial; Aaron Herrera, Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact, Reset to December 15, 2016; Shannon DeWayne Hewitt, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Reset to December 15, 2016; Richard Jay Mudd, Driving While Intoxicated – 3rd w/ Deadly Weapon, Defendant Pled No Contest to DWI-3rd, Defendant Found Guilty and sentenced to 5 years in TDC, probated for 5 years, $750 Fine, 100 hours Community Service, $507 Court Costs, Letter of Apology, Texas DL Suspended for 180 days, DWI Subsequent Offender program; Patrick Jose Musquiz, Evading Arrest or Detention with a Motor Vehicle with a Deadly Weapon, Reset to December 15, 2016; John Truman Pitcher, Burglary of a Habitation, Reset to December 15, 2016; Joshua Benjamin Shannon, Burglary of a Habitation, Reset to December 15 ,2016; Miranda Sisneros, Injury to a Child/ Elderly/Disabled Person with Intent to

Cause Bodily Injury, Defendant Pled No Contest, Defendant Placed on 3 years Deferred Adjudication, $500 fine, 100 hours Community Service, Parenting Anger Management, $317 Court Costs, No harmful or injurious contact, $475 Attorney Fees, State will not object to early termination at 1⁄2 term if compliant; Sloane Channell Sutherland, Unlawful Restraint and Robbery, Set for Final PreTrial conference February 10, 2016; Kerry Blackman, Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Children and Indecency with a Child-Sexual Contact, Defendant Pled No Contest to Count III of Indictment, Defendant Found Guilty and sentenced to 20 years TDC, $4000 Fine, $317 Court Costs, Take into Consideration Counts I, II, IV-VII, as well as all unindicted charges in 38th Judicial District Court pending, Time and Fine to run concurrent, Credit for Time Served, Defendant will turn himself in to Real County Sheriff’s Office on November 14, 2016 to begin sentence; Patrick Lee Edwards, Jr. Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Burglary of a Habitation, Reset to December 15, 2106

CITY OF LEAKEY REVIEWS RATE INCREASE by Julie Becker

On Monday October 10, 2016 the City of Leakey held their monthly meeting. Following approval of previous minutes and payment of bills, discussion was held regarding a water rate increase on Out of City Customers. City Secretary DeeDee Wally proposed base rate increase of $10 for customers in: Flat Creek, Frio River Ranch, King Subdivision, Spring Hill,

Main Street East, Woodhollow, 337 West, Cattail, Timbers, Hwy 83 South, FM 1120, Evergreen South, Vermilion Subdivision, 3rd Street East and Hwy 83 North. With the base rate increase of $10 the City would increase their annual revenue by approximately $34,439. Also discussed was Pulling Water Meters on Delinquent Customers Outside the City Limits Allowing Meter

Availability to Future Customers. Council members discussed customers that have continually had delinquent accounts and have access to other water sources. Agenda items were discussion only and will be voted on at the next City meeting. The next meeting will be November 14, 2016 at 6 pm at the Leakey City Hall, Leakey, Texas.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush appointed Becky Bridges Dinnin as Director of the Alamo in February 2015. She is a 6th generation Texan, native of West Texas, and descendant of Sarah Dodson who sewed one of the Historic Texas Flags. She continues as liaison to the Commissioner and GLO for the Alamo Endowment. Prior to her position at the Alamo, she served for seven years with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. She has a MBA from SMU and has a degree in journalism from Baylor. She gave a report on the Alamo. She told us of the progress of the archeological digs being

done to map the boundaries of the walls of the Alamo. She talked of new landscaping being done and about one corner of the building shifting and that they are looking into what to do to repair this. We were then introduced to Ian Oldaker, Chief Operations Officer for the Alamo Complex Management. Mr. Oldaker oversees the daily visitor experience and staff operations at the Alamo Complex. Prior to his arrival in San Antonio, Ian worked in New York City. No one brought out a rope. After all, not everyone can be born in Texas! Hold your judgement until you hear what this man has been doing. Ian worked as Vice President of Operations and Planning for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. In his 10 years with the organization, he played an integral role in the opening of both the 9/11 Memorial in 2011 and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in 2014. Ian helped design and build the multi-divisional Operations Department, and ran the Visitor Services Division. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Loyola University in Maryland, his Master of Science in

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Global Affairs from New York University and his Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College – CUNY. As for me, I feel the Alamo is in good hands with this man. After a delicious lunch, we had a speaker, Judy Turner. She spoke on the “The Immortal 32 Lost Records”. Ms. Turner is a Genealogist from Placedo, Texas. She works with Twisted Branches Tangled Roots Family Research Services. She is one of those wonderful people that have enabled us to have digitized records at our finger tips by using our computers. Our last speaker was Dr. Larry P. Knight. He gave a very informative and entertaining talk titled “Mayor Devine Kills Mayor McDonald or Politics in San Antonio in the 1850’s.” It was a very enjoyable workshop. The 2017 District VII Meeting will be held in Goliad on 30 of September. It will be hosted by Presidio La Bahia Chapter. If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, please contact Roberta Himebrook at 830-796-3495 or email HimebrookRL@totacc.com.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Neighborhood Watch

On November 8, at 6 p.m., Neighborhood Watch will hold their traditional meal. Main dish is covered, but please bring the sides or dessert of your choice. Bring a friend and enjoy the evening. There will be no speaker. This is the last meeting of this year.

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Principal Peabody told me of some items that the community could possibly donate to help the school children as a S T E A M project is number one. The S T E A M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) students are making a igloo out of gallon milk jugs. If you use milk in large amounts, please rinse out the empty gallon milk jugs and bring them to the office at the Elementary School. They will pass them on to the children. To make money for the student council is project number two. The Box-Tops-For Education can be redeemed for money by the school. They are found on certain Betty Crocker cake mixes, Kleenex brand tissues, and other items which are usually demonstrated on the outside of the packaging. Cut them out and take them to the Elementary school office so that the Student Council can redeem them.

Ed Brune’s Lady Hawks

Thursday’s volleyball home game between the Varsity Lady Hawks and Vanguard was a well matched game. The first round ended in favor of the Hawks 25 to 13: second game was 25 to 22: third game was 12 to 25: and the final game was so close at 26 for the Lady Hawks and 24 to Vanguard. That one was exciting up to the final moments of the game. Yesterday they played Covenant, again at Ed Brune, but past my deadline for a report. The JV and Varsity teams will be at the Regionals contest which will be held at the Alamo City All Stars Sportsplex, 11471 East Loop 1604 North, in Universal City at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening. Their coach is Greg Neal.

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This Sunday, Fred Rooker read the selected scripture and the congregation watched a video of the late Johnny Smith. Each Sunday, the Lord’s Supper is offered to all who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior and wish to partake. On Wednesday night is the Bible study on 1 Corinthians led by Mike Nuckles. On October 30, the church will have their 5th Sunday dinner with soup, salad, and sandwiches being the fare. Don’t forget to place your order for poinsettias from Anita Herndon. They are $10 each and the money is due by November 27.

Civic Club Change

The Sabinal Civic Club will meet at the Methodist Church parking lot on Thursday, November 3, at 11 a.m. From there, the club will carpool to Hondo for lunch and on to San Antonio. They will tour the San Fernando Cathedral, located downtown at 115 West Main Plaza at 2 p.m. Built in 1738, it is from this site where in 1831 Jim Bowie was married, and from the tower of which a few years later, Santa Anna raised his blood red flag pronouncing no quarter to the men trapped inside the Alamo at the beginning of the siege, and the rest of Texas history begins there. Have a safe trip.

First Baptist

The Reverend Monty Benson is happy to announce that the newly remodeled dedication of the church will take place on Sunday, October 30, at the regular service (10:50 a.m.) Details are to follow, but for now, a fellowship meal will be held following that Sunday’s dedication and service. Taking a random survey, all agree with beautiful, gorgeous, breathtaking as proper descriptions. All of us are happy for the congregation and rejoice with them.

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Message Series October 23, Worship at 11:00 am “Our Spiritual Toolbox” is based on personal growth through spiritual disciplines. The overarching theme of this series is developed from the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. Jerry Slone from San Marcos will be our guest guitarist during the worship service. Bible News Club Next meeting is Oct 19, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Meets each Wednesday afternoon. Is for all school age children K-5 (we welcome homeschooled kids too!) Registration is still open or for more information, like us on Facebook at “Sabinal United Meth-

odist Church.” Family Movie Night returns! SATURDAY, October 29 AT 6:00 PM Family costume party (no scary costumes, please) Movie, snacks, popcorn, and fun for the family. Please invite a friend! Free, Free, Free! Women’s Bible Study The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer This study continues and meets on Thursdays Cost is $15.00 for the book. Please contact the church office for more details, (830) 988-2535. Youth Group-next meeting is Oct 23 at 5: 30 pm Youth, 6 to 12 grade are welcome, come for worship and Bible discussion. Evening meal will be provided. Submitted by Rev. Glenn A. Luhrs

St. Patrick’s Catholic

This past Sunday, breakfast tacos were available for sale and the congregation took advantage. Proceeds from this sale go to the purchase of new pews for the church. Many families have donated a lot of time and effort to make it possible for you to have comfort and a new look for the church. CCD meets next on October 23 from 9 to 10:50 a.m. The Christmas Schedule is as follows On Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) Mass will be held at St. Mary’s in Vanderpool at 4 p.m. A Christmas Mass will be at St. Patrick’s at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, Christmas Day, Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s in Knippa. Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s at 11 a.m. (By attending Mass on one of these two days, you fulfill your Holy Day obligation.)

City of Sabinal

It’s not your local haunted house, instead the City of Sabinal has contracted to have the water tower and holding tank cleaned up in a big way! The giant tent is in place to first sandblast the tower and tank and then give both a new paint job. It is long overdue and will be safer water for our citizens. They will be working all this week to try and complete the job.

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Band News The Sabinal Yellowjacket Band earned at number one place at competition in Hondo. Band Director Rodriguez is doing a fantastic job with his band members. Congratulations to you all.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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THE HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN Halloween —is a combination of many things from different cultures, of which the Irish-Celtic is a huge part. The Celts were a people who lived in ancient Ireland and Scotland , and were close to the Earth and nature in their festivals. They had four main yearly celebrations with the Samhain, for the winter pronounced “read ‘sah-win’”, is where all things Halloween came to life. The Samhain is a harvest festival, and it represents the end of the reaping for the year and preparation for the darker months when winter sets in. It’s celebrated from the sunset on October 31 to the evening of November 1. Samhain is the evening before the Christian holiday of All Hallows’ Day, which makes it the ‘All Hallows’ Eve’. Many people still believe Halloween to be a pagan festival, but the truth is that in 6AD Pope Boniface IV de-paganized the holiday by unifying it with All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, thus creating the Christian festival of Hallowmas. Halloween is believed to be a time when the veil between the Otherworld and ours is lifted, allowing the spirits free access to roam around their loved ones. And this week we have a few Haunting Stories to get you in the mood for this holiday, the first is the Legend of Bragg Road (Saratoga Light) A sandy eight-mile dirt road that runs between Highways FM 787 and FM 1293 near the town of Saratoga . Located in the heart of the Big Thicket, one could definitely lose oneself in the pitch blackness of the forest. Except for the single light that mysteriously shines on occasion. In 1902 the Santa Fe railroad cut a line through the dense thicket between Saratoga and Bragg. These tracks were needed for hauling oil from the Saratoga oilfields, along with logs and cattle. Perhaps inevitably, the wilderness won and the city of Bragg was all but forgotten. In

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that resembles an oncoming train if you were standing on the tracks... you just know! Try as you might you will never get close to it. The light will flicker and then disappear. Our own Linda Kirkpatrick tells the story of the White Lady of Rio Frio where jealousy caused a broken life and lost love. “As you walk along the banks of the Frio River , near the community of Rio Frio, Texas, you may see a wisp of fog, translucent fog, fog that moves with the appearance of a woman dressed in white. Could there really be a ghost that haunts the banks of the Frio River , many say that there is but we all know that a ghost is not real…or do we?” The love triangle of Gregorio, Maria and Anselmo is true. It is true that some children ask their mothers about the woman that was sitting on their bed during the night. But is this Spirit of the Frio really the apparition of Maria Juarez or just a wisp of fog that cloaks the Frio River ? And why does the fog some-

times resemble the graceful movements of a woman all in white? Then there’s the Alamo ... For decades, people from all walks of life have told chilling tales of ghostly experiences at the Alamo . Strange smoky spirits that wander its grounds, screams heard from inside its walls, sounds of explosions, even faint trumpet notes of “El Deguello,” the ancient Spanish call of “no quarter” that Santa Anna ordered played during the final assault on the fort. It is important to remember that the Alamo is essentially a cemetery, a place where 182 Texans defenders died, and 1,600 Mexican soldiers were either killed or wounded on March 6th, 1836 in one of the bloodiest battles in American and Texas history. There have also been repeated reports of a man and a small child, seen on the roof of the Alamo church, in the early morning hours, just at sunrise. In the confusion of the final assault on the Alamo , Colonel Juan Andrade and several other Mexican officers stated that they were “horrified” when they saw a “tall, thin man with a small child in his arms, leap to the ground from the parapet at the rear of the Alamo church. One of the saddest stories of Alamo ghosts is that of a little boy who has been seen for many years wandering the grounds around the old mission. The window where the child is seen has no ledge and is far too high for him to climb onto. According to legend, the young boy is one of the children evacuated from the mission before its fall in 1836, and returns each February to search for his father, who was lost in the battle. Texas is a big place and who knows all of her secrets? We hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween! Watch next week for hints for the best Halloween Parties!

Celebrate 100 years of majesty with a visit to a national park Insider tips for a weekend at a national park site (BPT) - It has been 100 years since an important American institution was born. On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson and was established as a new federal bureau to oversee the country’s national parks and monuments. Since then, the national park system has grown to encompass more than 400 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state. With that act, grand sweeps of mountains, canyons, forests, islands and seashores were preserved and made accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking for back-country skiing down a mountain or just a scenic afternoon drive, our national park system has plenty of resources and infrastructure to make a visit enjoyable and memorable to just about anyone. It was John Muir, a naturalist and early parks advocate who said it best: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” No matter where you live, there’s a good chance one of these mesmerizing landscapes or historical monuments is just a quick road trip away. However, while millions will visit these majestic spots each year, few realize a major challenge faces national parks across the country - waste. The National Park Service manages more than 100 million pounds of waste nationally, much of which is generated by serving more than 300 million park visitors per year - that’s enough to fill the Statue of Liberty more than 1,800 times. While waste is a major issue in the parks, visitors can make a difference. Subaru of America, experts in zero-landfill sustainability, is sharing its knowledge of these practices with the National Parks to help keep the parks beautiful for the next century. As part of that effort, the automaker, alongside National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), has developed a set of tips that visitors can adopt to help reduce some of the biggest contributors to landfills from national parks, including paper, plastics and glass:

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Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM NEW LISTING: 5.2 ACRES ON THE FRIO RIVER WITH 2BR/2B HOME, ASPEN WALLS, HARDWOOD FLOORS, COVERED PORCHES, NICE SHED FOR RIVER GEAR, EASY WALK TO THE RIVER! $385,000. 152.6 ACRES IN CONCAN. BOX CANYON COMPLETELY HIGH FENCED, 4BR/2B PALM HARBOR HOME, GUEST HOME, OUTBUILDINGS, METAL EQUIPMENT BARN, WELL, PAVED ROAD TO HOME AND GUEST HOUSE. NO RESTRICTIONS! $749,000. 8.6 ACRES IN THE RANCH, PAVED ROADS, GATED, UNDERGROUND ELEC., ACCESS TO A VERY PRETTY FRIO PARK AREA WITH DEEP WATER, WILDLIFE EXEMPTION PROVIDES LOW TAXES. $179,000. 5.32 ACRES WEST OF LEAKEY, GREAT VIEWS, HILLY TERRAIN, ELECTRICITY IS CLOSE, ACCESS FROM COUNTY ROAD. $49,900. 6.37 ACRES IN THE RANCH, PAVED ROADS, GATED, UNDERGROUND ELEC., ACCESS TO FRIO RIVER, AND UNDER WILDLIFE EXEMPTION FOR LOW TAXES. $136,955. 1 ACRE NEAR MAGERS CROSSING, GOOD TREE COVER, BEHIND LOCKED GATE, ACCESS TO PRETTY STRETCH OF THE FRIO WITH RESTROOMS AND BATH HOUSE, RV HOOK-UPS. $54,000. GREAT BUY! 7.79 ACRES WITH ROLLING TERRAIN AND SOME HILLSIDE WITH GREAT LONG VIEWS, PAVED ROADS, CLUBHOUSE WITH POOL, 35 ACRES OF COMMON WILDERNESS AREA FOR HIKING, UNDERGROUND UTILITIES. REDUCED GREAT PRICE! $49,000. COMMERCIAL: 1.5 ACRES, 1488 SQ. FT OF RETAIL SPACE, CONCRETE DRIVE GREAT CURB APPEAL! LOTS OF OAK TREES, ROOM TO EXPAND! $249,900. WATER EVERYWHERE ON THIS SECLUDED AND RUGGED 42.9 ACRES! OVER 700 FEET OF CREEK FRONTAGE AND OVER 350 FEET OF FRIO RIVER FRONTAGE. THERE IS ELECTRICITY RUNNING ACROSS PROPERTY. $275,000. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING WITH 25% DWN. 26.55 ACRES, SMALL CABIN, BARN, ELECTRICITY, AVAILABILITY OF CITY WATER, NO RESTRICTIONS, NO HOA, SOLD! 16.40 ACRES, WATER WELL, SMALL SET OF PENS, AVAILABILITY OF CITY WATER, GREAT VIEWS, NO RESTRICTIONS, NO HOA. $164,540.00 SOLD! 15.60 ACRES, GREAT VIEWS, NO HOA, NO RESTRICTIONS, FRIO ACCESS, LOTS OF BUILDING SITES. $153,660. SOLD! THREE CITY LOTS WITH TREES, ELECTRICITY, SEPTIC, 2 CITY WATER METERS $120,000. COMMERCIAL LOT WITH 1.29 ACRES, FENCED, HIGHWAY FRONTAGE NEAR BUSY INTERSECTION IN LEAKEY. $200,000. 2BR/2B CABIN WITH 139 FEET OF FRIO RIVER ON TWO ACRES, NO RESTRICTIONS $175,000. 46.14 ACRES, NO RESTRICTIONS, GOOD SOIL, HILL, GREAT VIEWS. REDUCED! $3800./ACRE OWNER FINANCE AVAILABLE 5.02 ACRES, NO HOA, NO RESTRICTIONS, BEAUTIFUL TREES, NICE VIEWS $75,000, 22.85 ACRES IN CAMPWOOD, WITH 3BR/2B RECENTLY REMODELED HOME, GREAT VIEWS! $249,500. OWNER FINANCE OFFERED 2BR/1B CABIN NEAR CONCAN WITH HIGHWAY FRONTAGE AND CURRENTLY IN THE RENTAL POOL. $105,000. ADDITIONAL 2BR/1B CABIN CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $185,000. 1.77 ACRES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO THE FRIO RIVER, CENTRAL WATER AVAILABLE $75,000. SOLD! 8.09 ACRES WITH HIGHWAY FRONTAGE, GREAT VIEWS, UNEQUIPPED WELL. $109,080. 1.01 ACRES IN VALLEY VISTA, GREAT LONG VIEWS, SEVERAL AMENITIES $49,500. 7.23 ACRES IN VALLEY VISTA, HIGHWAY FRONTAGE, AMENITIES, $55,500. 1.01 ACRES IN VALLEY VISTA, LONG VIEWS TO THE EAST, AMENITIES, $39,500.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Frio Canyon Real Estate, LLC Shawn Streib Gray, Broker 830-232-4500

230 US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 78873

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Press Release Submitted by: Lana Carr The annual meeting for the Real County Wildlife Association was held on September 14th at the Real County Courthouse. After accepting the minutes and the Treasurer’s Report, we discussed the plans for our Annual Wildlife Dinner. This year’s dinner will be on November 4th at 6:00 pm at the North Chapel at Alto Vista Baptist Encampment. The Association will provide the game, brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad and bread. Members of the Association are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Membership fees are $15.00 a year and can be paid before the Annual Wildlife Dinner. Recognition for the winners of the 2015 Trophy Contest will be presented during the dinner. The 2015 winners are as follows: WHITETAIL BUCK – HIGH FENCE Haecker Safari Lewis Piccone No Entry No Entry No Entry

Best Overall Most Points Spread Heaviest

WHITETAIL BUCK – LOW FENCE Don Gardner Burditt Ranch (7-Bar) Moon Shadow Ranch Darren Davis Haby Ranch Todd Quick Perkins Ranch Steve Dalton

Best Overall Most Points – 12 Spread – 20.5” Heaviest – 136 lbs

WHITETAIL DEER – YOUTH CATEGORY Coleman Kerr HEB Camp WHITETAIL DOE Don Gardner

Burditt Ranch

LOTS

AXIS DEER (TIE) George Shibley Kenny Hargrave

Maxwell Ranch Hargrave Ranch

AOUDAD Matt Herdman

Haecker Safari

TURKEY Larry Hilburn No Entry

Property 08: Great buy on this cute 2/1 home on 1.2 shaded acres! Attached carport + outbuildings. 78 Suttle Way. $125,000 Property 09: The finest home in the Concan Country Club is available! 3BA/2.5BA, oversized garage and HUGE patio. $595,000 REDUCED Property 10: Rustic 1 or 2BD/1BA cottage w/lots of neat details! 26.93 acres, views & hunting! RR336 north of Leakey. $142,500 PENDING Property 13 : Newer riverfront home @ 3894 RR 1120 in Rio Frio. Beautiful 2+ ac. lot that slopes gently to the river’s edge. $560,000 Property 14 179 Roy Chisum Rd. 4BR/3BA on .82 acs. w/ gorgeous, private river access! No restr. Potential for income! $339,900 REDUCED NEWProperty 18: 9.47 ac. Near Garner State Park! 3BD/2BA + office and an 800 sq. ft. guest house! GORGEOUS views; hunting ok. $279,900 NEWProperty 20: 2BD/1BA home on a GORGEOUS 1.78 ac.river front lot that encompasses BOTH sides of the river! Great area. $299,000 Property 23: CUTE! 3BD/1BA all brick home w/carport & fenced yard. 1⁄4 acre lot. Located at 624 Sunset Ln. in city limits. $98,600 REDUCED Property 24:Cute 3/2 brick home in town. Easy walk to shops, restaurants, library and the Frio! Circle drive + carport. $129,500 Property 26: 3BD/2BA home plus office on 3 acres. Perimeter fenced. Located just south of lovely Utopia, TX! $147,500 Property 27: 1737 Patterson Creek Rd. 46.91 ac. w/large log home, 2 car garage, beautiful creek frontage and views. $699,500PENDING NEWProperty 32: The Sweet Spot is a fabulous new home on Concan golf course! 4BD/4.5BA HUGE POOL! Furnished. $649,000 PENDING NEWProperty 38: 1137 Skylane North in Uvalde! Beautiful 3BD/2BA under old oaks! Close to schools. Numerous updates. $224,000 Property 42: 337 River House. 1.68 acs. with 3BD/2.5BA main home + 1/1 Gst. House! River front and POOL! $425,000 HUGE REDUCTION! Property 45: Large 3BD/3BA home on 1+ ac. 270 Whitetail Run in Reagan Wells. Over 100 acres of common area for owners. $192,500 Property 48: EXCELLENT location! Next to House Pasture in Concan. 3BD/3BA + lg. bunk room. New POOL! It RENTS! $450,000 Property 56: 2BD/2BA Brick home @ 616 E. Mesquite in Uvalde. Quaint & Cozy w/carport, workshop & storage bldg. $130,000 Property 57: 1BD/2BA w/loft on 60+ acs. 716 Camino del Paso. Beautiful box canyon. Close to town. Access via county Rd. $389,500 Property 58: 3 Br/2 Ba home on 1 acre close to the Frio River. Wetweather creek. RV’s and nightly rentals allowed. $165,000 Property 65: 306 Walter White Rd. 3BD/2BA log home on 1 ac. Nice pool, great views. Rentals ok! $275,000 Property 70: 10 Donna Dr. in Uvalde. Large home 5BD/3BA 3070 sq. ft. in nice area with large lot. Great price. $205,000

Best Horns

Bushong Ranch

Heaviest – 11.4 lbs Longest Beard

WILD HOG Heath Burton

Cypress Ridge

Heaviest – 139.1 lbs

JAVELINA Richard McCarver

McCarver Ranch

Heaviest – 40 lbs.

For more information, please contact Lana Carr at Lana830232@Gmail.com Happy Hunting!

Property 01 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground elec., city water and sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. Owner/Broker. $99,900 REDUCED Property 07 : Concan Country Club lot! On Starry Night cul-de-sac w/lots of trees. Great Price. $70,000 Property 15: 284 Woodruff Rd. in Rancho Real. 5.02 unrestricted acres on the West Frio. Elec avail & easy access. $98,000 NEWProperty 17: Residential lot on Wisteria Way @ Mountain Valley in Concan. Nice, level, water & elec. Available. $76,000 Property 21: Shady & quiet lot in Old Town Uvalde @ 213 W. Mesquite. 60’x120’. $41,000 Property 33: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views for MILES (see Old Baldy), paved roads, security gate. $74,900 Property 35: 5.16 ac. Adjacent to Prop#33! Buy BOTH for a $10,000 discount ($69,900 each). See Old Baldy from here! $74,900 Property 37: 5 ac. @ 1186 N. Saddle Mtn. Rd. EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS! Has a water meter. $65,130 Property 37: 4.02 ac. Lot in Valley Vista. Stunning views, underground utilities, club house w/pool. Ready to build! $79,500 Property 43: 8+ acs. w/gorgeous oaks and great bldg. sites. Electricity available. AG VALUATION = LOW taxes!! Shady Oaks Subdv. $77,045 Property 44: 3.2 ac. lot w/gated entrance, paved roads, underground electricity and city water. Nice oaks & no cedar! $64,500 TERMS Property 47: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 Property 52: 5+ ac West of Leakey. Fronts on John Buchanan Rd.

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Property 02: 49.71 acs. Easy access, views, partially cleared, well/elec., storage bldg., old RV. Gentle topography. Owner/broker $199,900 Property 11: 800’ RIVERFRONT! Paradise on the FRIO. 27+ acs. Cute 2BD/1BA cottage ++ NO RESTRICTIONS $699,000 REDUCED Property 12: 5+ acres north of Leakey w/2400 sq. ft. metal bldg. Hwy. frontage. Some elevation for great views. Ag. Exempt. $200,000 NEWProperty 16: 10 ac north of Leakey. Access to spring fed pond. Great views. Nice little hunting property. 4x4 a MUST. $27,500 PENDING NEWProperty 19: 50 acres located just minutes from Neal’s Lodges & the Frio River. Easy access, electric nearby. Excellent hunting! $165,000 NEWProperty 22: LIVE WATER ranch! 195 acs. w/both sides of Camp Wood Creek! 4BD/3.5BA home, 50x100 barn on slab. Must see! $1.8M Property 25 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 Property 28: 160 acs Extensive Hwy. 83 frontage in Concan. Homesites, game, views, seasonal Shut In creek. $3995/ac REDUCED Property 29 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. 337W frontage. Views for miles! $4250 per acre Property 30: 10.38 acs. w/frontage on RR336. Hills and draws. Lots of game. $35,000 Property 34: 71 ac. w/shipping container converted to a bunk room. Big views. Remote, no utilities. 4x4 needed. $190,000 REDUCED Property 39: 233 acres minutes north of Leakey. Co. road frontage + city water and electricity. Beautiful views, hunting $730,000 REDUCED NEWProperty 40: 17.6 acres w/Frio frontage! Close to Leakey. Several building sites. Electricity nearby. $230,000 Property 51: 68.28 acres off Hwy. 41 in far NW Real County. Fairview Ranch. Oaky, brushy, gamey!!! Must see! $238,900 Property 53: 25 acres in Hidden Hills, Center Point—Kerr County. Gated, paved roads, beautiful homes! Ag. Exempt! $250,000 MOTIVATED! Property 60: 125 ac. west of Leakey on Hwy 337. Electricity on 2 sides. Frontage on highway and County Rd. $4,250 per acre Property 61: 50 acres. w/Hwy. 41 frontage in far NW Real County. Fairview Ranch. Neat little hunting place! $175,000 Property 76: 8+ acs. on Bluff Creek. 9 miles north of Leakey in Rancho Real. Well, septic & electricity in place. $145,000 PENDING Property 79: 640 acres north of Leakey off Cypress Creek Rd. Beautiful ranch with spring-fed creek! $2,500 per acre PENDING Property 086: 26.69 acs. west of Leakey 6 miles. County Road frontage. Elec available. Rough to rolling terrain. $4,000 per acre

COMMERCIAL

Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. MAKE OFFER!!! $139,000-$149,000 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 Property 36: Riverstone Vacation Cabins! 13.9 acres w/500’ of Frio river frontage. 5 cabins + main home. LIVE-WORK-PLAY!! $825,000 Property 68: 6+ acs. in Concan. Large main home and 4 log cabins. Room to grow! $750,000 Property 072: Condo in Rio Frio! Rentals ok. 2BD/2BA unit of apprx. 1500 sq. ft. Great location. Can also be residential. $185,000PENDING Property 073: Condo in Rio Frio! Rentals ok. 2BD/2BA unit of apprx. 1500 sq. ft. Great location. Can also be residential. $185,000 PENDING

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Bldg. site faces east and is ready to go! $52,500 Property 55: 1 acre lot in Valley Vista w/AMAZING views! Underground electric & water at site. $44,500 Property 64: Beautiful lot in The Ranch! 5.76 ac. Ag. Exempt taxes, river access, backs to larger acreage for privacy. $124,900 PENDING Property 66: 1.44 acre lot in Canyon Oaks Unit 2. Cedar Ridge Lane. Water & electricity available. Quiet street & river park! $60,000 Property 74: 5.44 acres with West Frio river frontage. Adjacent to Prop. 75. $125,000 Property 75: 5.47 acre tract with 139’ of frontage on the West Prong of the Frio! Adjacent to Prop. 74. Older SW mobile. $140,000 Property 77: FOUR 1 acre lots in Tierra Linda in Concan! Beautiful, flat, easy to build. Close to golf & House Pasture. $79,000 each Property 78: 5+ ac. River Front lot in Rancho Real north of Leakey. West Frio frontage, no utilities. $89,000 Property 81-83: 1-9 ac. lots in Concan. You have to see these lots. All utilities and VIEWS for miles. $39,500--$49,500--$55,500

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

O B I T U A R I E S Linda Hatch

Despite strides against all cancers, liver cancer rates on the rise

More people are surviving cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). From 1991 to 2012, Arrangements for Linda Hatch who passed from this life on Saturday, October the rate of cancer deaths declined 15, 2016 are pending at this time and will be announced when they become about 23 percent. Despite that progavailable. ress, one type of cancer has actuArrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, ally become more common - liver Texas. cancer. New cases have tripled in the past 36 years and death rates also increased during this period. From 2003 to 2012, death rates (March 28, 1924 - October 11, 2016) increased by 2.7 percent per year. In 2016, the ACS estimates more than Rachel Laverne Bradford of Uvalde, Texas passed away Tuesday, October 11, 39,000 new cases will be diagnosed 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Leakey, Texas on March 28, and over 27,000 people will die 1924, to Perry Burleson and Lena (Stephens) Burleson. from liver cancer. Graveside service will be held Friday, October 21, 2016, 1 p.m. at the Vance What’s driving the increase in liver Cemetery in Vance, Texas. cancer when so many other types of The family invites you to leave a condolence at www.nelsonfuneralhomes.net cancer are declining? Multiple facArrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp tors could be in play, says Thomas Wood, Texas. F. Nealon III, national board chair and CEO of the American Liver Foundation (ALF). “Decreased tobacco use, as well as improvements in detection and treatment, is thought to have contributed to the overall decline in cancer death rates,” The Following Nealon notes. The Following Donations have been made “However, Donations have been made to the Rio Frio Cemetery Association researchers to the Frio Canyon EMS: have found In Loving Memory of David (Pete) an increase in In Loving Memory of James Pike heavy drinkWells by The Wells Family From: Henrietta Pike In support of the Rio Frio Cemetery ing and binge drinking in In Loving Memory of Rocille Association some areas of Kramer by Jerry & Betty Jo Bates the country. From: Jonell Reasonover Other significant liver cancer risk

(December 31, 1949 - October 15, 2016)

Rachel Laverne Bradford

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Did you know that the United States of America has an official proclamation, signed by President Ronald Regan in 1988, that declares October to be “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month”? Do you wonder why we need a month dedicated to this type of loss while other types of loss are not set apart for specific recognition by national observance? I was reading a post on social media this weekend, written by a father who, six years ago, lost his infant child. This father wrote of his arrival at the ballpark to watch one of his other children’s soccer games. As he parked his car, he suddenly found himself trapped in his vehicle. He was imprisoned in a world of tearful grief; his soul engulfed with the excruciating pain of his loss. He wrote that other parents supporting the team did not know of the invisible pain surrounding his life. His agony was very profound. The loss of a child is the most significant loss known to mankind. Miscarriage, in particular, is tragically devastating due to the involvement of guilt, uncertainty, and the lack of recognition by society. “If I had a magic wand, I would erase miscarriage from the human experience. Unlike any other death, miscarriage is the loss of life within a living being’s body. It is the utter violation of self-trust, self-confidence, and self-value. Recovery from a miscarriage is not limited to a normal or even a complicated grief experience. It may encompass recovery from physical ailments brought on through pregnancy and

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the organs involved. Miscarriage may create an extremely complicated and often dangerous situation for the mother as well. Indeed, one’s baby may not be the only life at risk.” (Mourning Light II, Tracy Reneé Lee, 2016) The dad’s post this weekend was powerful. His statement of invisible pain brings to light the complexities parents face upon the death of a child. The intensity of one’s grief is predicated upon the level of love and involvement invested upon the decedent. There is no greater investment of love than that bestowed upon one’s child. It is inherent upon the divine gift of procreation. Pain is usually visible by the expression or manner of the sufferer. Pain causes us to cry, wince, limp and complain. On the other hand, survivors often choose to mask their pain. They may try to bury it as they do their loved one’s body. Due to the small reach of an infant’s social circle, his or her death and even his or her existence are often unknown to the parent’s casual friends, acquaintances, co-workers, and colleagues. Things that do not affect our lives are insignificant to us. Unfortunately, an infant falls within this category. The question we need to answer is, “How do we help?” Acknowledge the Loss The first and most helpful thing we can do for a parent who has lost a child is to acknowledge the loss. Simply say: “I’ve heard, and I’m sorry.” These simple words release the parent

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Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm Preacher: Charlie Gant 830.232.4230 Frio Canyon Baptist Church Pastor Michael Howard Hwy 83 South Leakey, TX (830) 232-5883 Sunday School: 9:45am Worship Service: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wed. Prayer: 6:30pm

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church 401 N Hwy 377 P O Box 877 Rocksprings, TX 78880 830.683.2165 Mass: 9:00am Sunday

First Baptist Church P O Box 56 Hwy 83N Leakey, TX Pastor: Mark Spaniel Bible Study: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Prayer: 7:00pm Mon-Fri Daily Prayer 11:00am 830.232.5344

Reál County Church 121 Oak Hill Ste. 4 Leakey, Texas Sunday School: 10:00am Worship: 11:00am

Living Waters Church Hwy 1050 Utopia, TX 830.966.2426 Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship: 10:30 am

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church Camp Wood, TX Mass: 11:30am Sunday

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

Concan Church of Christ Hwy 83 Concan 830.232.4058 Ministers: Paul Goodnight and Ray Melton Sunday School: 10:00am Com and Worship: 11:00am Evening: 6:00pm Wednesday: 7:00pm

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

Concan Baptist Mission Hwy 83 Concan, TX Worship: 9:30am Sunday School: 10:30am Evening Worship: 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00pm Pastor Willis Adair Cowboy Church in the Nueces River Canyon HWY 55 N @ Angel Wings Cafe’ PO Box 158 Barksdale, TX 78828 (830) 234-3180 or 2345170

factors such as obesity and hepatitis have also increased.” Know the risk factors Education, increased awareness and early detection have helped drive decreases in some of the most common forms of cancer, including breast, colorectal and prostate cancers. Among other advocacy and research organizations, ALF and Bayer hope to achieve the same success with efforts to boost awareness of liver cancer. “It’s important for people to learn about liver cancer risks, the value of early detection and liver cancer treatment options,” Nealon says. “Our Are You At Risk? campaign aims to provide actionable information in the fight against liver cancer.” Liver cancer can be difficult to detect in its earliest, most treatable stages, so it’s important to be aware of liver cancer risk factors and what you can do to reduce your risks. It may be possible to reduce liver cancer risks by limiting alcohol consumption, eating a healthy diet, controlling weight and protecting against Hepatitis B and C. These are the most common risk factors thought to contribute to liver cancer, along with family history. Other risk factors include: * Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - Naturally occurring arsenic can contaminate drinking water and affect the liver. * Being of a certain ethnicity - Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the highest liver

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from having to articulate their loss when they may not even be able to utter the simple salutation, hello. Demonstrate Compassionate Support If words are too difficult to express, a simple squeeze of the hand or light touch to the arm expresses your support and sorrow without painful articulation. Silence is Golden Allow the survivor to share his or her experience when ready. One of the greatest gifts you can offer is to listen. Do Not Judge or Speculate Parents often self-blame for the loss of an infant. Do not support or contribute to self-blaming as it leads to self-loathing. A parent suffering from self-loathing needs professional intervention. They are in grave danger of self-harming. Why is the loss of a child like no other? The loss of one’s child is the loss of one’s self. One’s child is our only creation that encompasses both physical and spiritual entities. The creation of physical bodies to house God’s spirit children is a Holy privilege that transcends the comprehension of many mortal minds. In order to understand the anguish of this loss, we must understand our relationship and obligations to our Creator: God. His desire for us to not only fulfill our purpose on earth but to extend that gift to those who have yet lived is profoundly celestial. Our duty to protect the avenues of health and opportunity for our children is formulated and provided within the profound

5th Sunday 6:30 pm and Every Tuesday @ 6:30 pm United Methodist Church P O Box 417 419 N. Market Leakey, TX 78873 830.232.6266 Pastor: Rev. Walter Prescher Adult Sunday School: 9:30 am Worship: 11:00 am Children’s Church: 11:10 am Wednesday: 5:30 pm,

Youth Group, Grades 7-12 Mt. Home Divide Chapel Hwy. 41 (near YO gate) 121 Divide School Rd. 640-3307 2nd Sun: 2:30 p.m. Wed.: 11a.m. Bible Study

Reagan Wells Baptist Church 8415 Ranch Road 1051 830-232-5504 Pastor: Mark Moore Sunday School: 9:45 am Sunday Services: 10:50 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Service: 7:00 pm

cancer rates in the U.S. * Steroid use - Anabolic steroids may increase cancer risks. * Travel - People may be exposed to Hepatitis B while traveling in countries where the disease is common. Know the symptoms Only a doctor can diagnose liver cancer, but it’s important to be aware of possible symptoms. Liver cancer signs often don’t appear until later stages, but talking to a doctor at the first sign of a problem could aid in earlier detection. Common liver cancer symptoms include: * Fatigue * Loss of appetite and feeling full too quickly after eating very little * Nausea and vomiting * Unplanned weight loss * Pain in the abdomen or right shoulder blade * Fluid buildup or swelling in the abdomen * Jaundice “As with many forms of cancer, early detection can make a difference in treating liver cancer,” Nealon says. “Being aware of risk factors and symptoms could help people get diagnosed and begin potentially life-saving treatment much sooner.” To learn more about liver cancer, visit the ALF website (www.liverfoundation.org/ livercancer). PP-810-US-2251 October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month.

and undeniable love a parent has for his or her children. Failure to successfully complete our partnership with God’s eternal plan through sharing the gift of life is devastating to all who enter into its opportunity. We not only mourn the loss of our creation, the physical presence of our child: we mourn the loss of promise, the soul or spiritual being within our child. Our child’s opportunity for the fulfillment of life, for joy, and purpose has been thwarted. We mourn our dreams and our future goals for happiness. The unintentional failure to successfully provide and sustain the life of our child causes us to writhe in agony. The miscarriage or loss of an infant child is labeled as a non-loss or an insignificant loss. The father’s statement on social media this weekend demonstrates why we need a proclamation from our president to set aside one month per year to recognize the loss and miscarriage of infant children. The loss of a child is like no other. It is the most difficult pain a human being will ever endure. There is no experience in life that can ever relieve or nullify the ferocity of its sorrow. This loss does not just break a parent’s heart; it breaks a parent’s life. If you or someone you love has experienced pregnancy loss or the loss of an infant child, my heart cries for you; my soul prays for you, and my goal is to change the world’s perception of your experience from an insignificant or nonloss to a profoundly significant one.

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LEAKEY MASONIC LODGE OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 23, 2016 2PM-4PM

Come visit the local Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star will be present too. Take this opportunity to learn more about the Masons and what it means to be a Mason. Refreshments will be served.

SALAZAR SPEAKS TO THE DAR UVALDE DE LAS ENCINAS CHAPTER by Karen Collins

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Uvalde de las Encinas Chapter, Regent Lesley Jones opened the October meeting by welcoming 27 members and guests at the El Progreso Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 15th. After the opening rituals, Billie Toalson read the President General’s Message, which discussed ways of energizing local meetings and chapter activities, and the fact that this year DAR will celebrate it 126th anniversary. Diane Dooley read the National Defense Report, which included information about the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. The historic area is now maintained by the National Park Service and is located near St. Augustine, Florida. Mrs. Dooley’s report also noted that this year is the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Participating in the commemoration gives each of us a chance to help heal the emotional wounds caused by the poor treatment these veterans received on their return from Vietnam. Speaker

for the meeting was Rebekah A. Salazar, Patrol Agent in Charge at the Uvalde Border Patrol Station in the Del Rio Sector. She spoke of her career and how much she enjoyed her work. She started in California, served in Washington, DC, and then in several Texas locations before coming to Uvalde. She said only five percent of the agents at this time are women, and there are great opportunities available to women who are interested in a career with the Border Patrol. Miss Salazar has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forced at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. She made a most interesting and educational presentation. Registrar Nancy Baker reported that the chapter has 61 members, and nine prospective members. Regent Jones mentioned that a Bakeless Bake Sale is currently

in progress, and that Box Tops were still being collected for DAR schools. Members are also collecting Three’in’One Body Wash, Shampoo, and Conditioner to be distributed to veterans in December at the VA Hospital in Kerrville. November 11th is Veterans Day, and volunteers to help with the Uvalde program were asked to contact Betty Lawrence or Sharon Hubble. Regent Jones also called attention to the Chapter Achievement Award received by our chapter: First Place at the National Level The next meeting of the chapter will be on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the El Progreso Library at 11 a.m. Ramon Castro will present the program about the Sahawe Indians. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for DAR membership. For more information, contact Regent Lesley Jones at 830-563-2347. The group enjoyed lunch and a time of visitation at a local Italian restaurant following the meeting.

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Shirley Shandley, Broker 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422 #7 – New Listing! 90.87 AC+/- off RR 337, cabin, well, electric, septic, storage bldg., 2 RV hookups, Axis, Whitetail, Sika $515,000 · #22 – New Listing! Concan -3-4 BD + sleeping loft, 2 full & 2 half bath home on 5+ AC, River Access, 3 car garage, gated, Wildlife Val. $551,000 · #10 – New Listing! 22.11 AC+/- 1/1 Home, city water, septic, fenced, Axis, Whitetail Deer, suitable for horses $269,900 · #4 – New Listing! 5.74 AC off scenic RR 337, several bldg. sites, fencing, low taxes, sensible restrictions $49,900 · #11 – Frio Riverfront, Concan Area – 10.92 AC unrestricted, home overlooks river, + manf. home & bunk house, ideal for large family, corp. retreat, commercial dev. $695,000 · #33 – 3/2 Energy efficient home on 1.3 AC, high ceilings, dbl garage, fenced, workshop, landscaped $219,900 · #54 – New Listing! 3/1 Home + guest house, Frio River access, gated entry, beautifully landscaped, large shed, patio w/bbq pit $255,000 · #20 – New Listing! 2.61 AC Nueces River access, gated, phone & electric avail., river park to fish, swim, kayak $30,000 · #30 – New Listing! Nueces River Access 4.56 AC water & elect. avail., septic installed. Bldg site w/view of hills, gated $90,000 · #52 – 24.96 AC fronts Hwy 127 at Concan near Frio River. 3 feeders, blind, water troughs. Heavily wooded, ATV trails $165,000 PENDING · #53 - 5.35 AC+/- with access to 50 acre park – spring fed swimming hole, fishing lake, campsites $52,000 · #5 – 29+ AC Hunting property, cabin, elect., rain harvest system, blinds & feeders, easy access, county maint. road $129,900 · #1 – 6.57 AC 281.34’ Wilson Creek, water well, elec., septic, caliche pad, 30 amp RV hook-up, spectacular views! $139,000 · #35 – 1.01 AC underground elect., water system, scenic views. Great views, near Frio River & golf at Concan $39,000 · #6 – 191.31 AC +/-, Beautiful 4/3 Stone Home w/FP, free roaming Axis & Whitetail Deer $739,900 · #25 – 503.44 AC Real Co. N. of Leakey, water well & stock tank, 2 mobile homes, great exotic & native hunting, secluded canyons & 4 wheeler trails throughout the ranch $2250 per acre · #24 – 45.17 AC 2 cabins, 3/2 manf. Home, 3 RV hookups, excellent hunting, joins Nueces River $399,000 PENDING · #19 – Frio River Access – 1.13 AC, water & electric available, gated community $55,000 · #29 – 3.58 AC N. of Leakey, fronts Hwy 83, water & electric available $99,999 · #31 – 7 AC w/outstanding views, 3/2 Home overlooking springfed lake which is part of 50 AC park for Roaring Springs $199,000 · #13 – 4.40 AC between Garner SP & Concan, water & electric available, access to club house w/pool $55,500 · #21 – 199.41 AC hunting ranch, 4x4 access, water well, elect. avail., blinds & feeders, Agr. Val. $448,673 · #36 – 9.3 AC. water, elect., views, homesite, possible terms $108,600 · #9 – 5.86 AC spectacular views, access 50 AC spring-fed park – swim, fish, hike $47,000 · #42 – Frio Riverfront – 4/3.5 home on 3.54 AC, covered porches, fenced yard, cabana $595,000

· #50 – 45.38 AC joins Nueces River, furnished cabin, well, electricity, great hunting, joins #51 $423,000 · #51 – 47 AC N. of Camp Wood, great homesite, river camp, great Axis & Whitetail hunting $352,500 · #49 – 92.38 AC Joins Nueces River, furnished cabin, well, elect. $775,500 · #39 – 28.59 AC secluded 3/1 home + 2 story house/workshop, storage bldgs. $260,000 PENDING · #41 – 4/3 Home w/sleeping loft on 1.52 AC, 2 car garage, huge Oak trees, Frio River access, gated $475,000 · #18 – 3/2 Rock home on 5.14 AC, 2 car garage, perimeter fencing, off scenic RR 337 $269,000 · #2 – 2/2 home on 5 AC, spacious open floor plan, large deck w/sweeping hillside views, huge windows, 2 FP, high ceilings $299,000 · #12 – Frio Riverfront Two 1.5 AC tracts, Prime Location, Nightly Rentals OK $215,000 & 225,000 · #23 – 27+ Tree covered AC, energy efficient home & 2 story guest cottage, garage, workshop, water park access $385,000 · #27 – Corner lot along the 3rd hole Concan Golf Course, gated, underground utilities $80,000 · #16 – 11.36 AC fronts Hwy 55, metal shed, concrete slab, 2 unequipped wells (condition unknown) $59,000 · #8 – 6.595 AC Incredible hillside views, 2 cabins – 2/1 and 1/1, includes furnishings $217,000 · #40 – 10.31 AC Uvalde Co. Utopia/Sabinal area, electric & phone avail. $57,500 · #14 – 28.32 AC, 2 BD/1 BA hilltop views, cabin, elect., septic, creek $130,000 PENDING · #17 – NUECES RIVER ACCESS, 2+ AC Homesite tract, water, elect. & phone avail., Gated Comm. $55,000 · #26 – RiverTree, Access River Park, 1.87 AC, water/electric avail., gated for privacy (Owner/Assoc. Broker) $69,995 · #44 – 5.601 AC Sabinal River, huge Cypress (Owner/Agent) $215,000 · #45 & 46 – 2 Sabinal Riverfront Lots, Hwy 187 front, Utopia (Owner/Agent) $75,000 & $85,000 · #3 – 3/3 HOME on 21 AC arched entries, high ceilings, granite countertops, SS appliances, guest house/garage, huge metal barn $550,000 PENDING · #37 – 2.27 AC Frio River access at private park, great views $59,900 PENDING · #34 – 82.37 AC great views, cabin, great hunting $430,000 · #48 – 82.52 Acres near Hwy 41, high fence $247,560 · #28 – Prime Frio River tract, Frio Vista #7, Cypress trees, N. of Leakey 1.26 AC (Owner/Broker) $275,000 · #15 – 6.3 AC joins Nueces River near Chalk Bluff $34,500 PENDING · #57 – 1.07 AC Concan adjacent & access to community clubhouse/swim pool, water system, underground utilities, paved street (Owner/Broker) $55,000 · #56 – Lot 27 VV 1.08 AC, gated community near Garner State Park, underground water & elect. $49,500 #77 – Lot 57 VV 1.01 AC, elect. & water, gated, area access to clubhouse w/swim pool $39,500

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(Sort items by type before drop-off) Aluminum Cans – no aluminum foil, no steel cans, no cat tins or pie plates, no trash Cardboard – flattened, MUST BE DRY, and free of food contamination (no pizza boxes) #1 Plastic – no lids, no liquids Batteries, rechargeable – no single use batteries Electronics – YES - TVs, computers, telephone and audio systems, fax, cell phones, servers; NO – appliances, power tools, electric heaters, battery powered toys, items in wood cabinets The drop-off location for recyclables is at Rio Brewster Waste Management, which is on FM 337 west, across the street from the post office. Stop at the RBWM office for directions on where to unload your recyclables. No charge for recyclable items. All proceeds go to support Keep It Real-ly Beautiful, the local 501(c)3 organization for recycling and beautification in Real County.

GRANNY’S KITCHEN BACK TO BASICS...WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH TOMATOES? Tomatoes are widely known for their outstanding antioxidant content, recently an important connection between lycopene, its antioxidant properties, and bone health have been discovered. All tomatoes have superior antioxidant capacity the intake of tomatoes has also long been linked to heart health. Fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, aggregation of platelet cells in the blood – and they taste so good! See for yourself... SPICY TACO RICE SKILLET Ground beef, bell peppers, black beans and rice simmered with tomatoes and spicy taco seasonings 1 pound lean ground beef 1-1/2 cups diced white or Vidalia onion 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, diced 1 pouch (2 tbsp each) Tomato Paste 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 can (15 oz each) Whole Black Beans, drained, rinsed 1 can (10 oz each) Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked 1 cup water 1 cup lower sodium beef broth 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese Sour Cream, optional Chopped green onion, optional Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion and bell pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt Add remaining ingredients except shredded cheese to skillet, stir well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is fully cooked and liquid has absorbed, about 20 minutes. Once rice is cooked, stir in cheese Remove from heat and spoon into bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onion if desired; serve. Cook’s Tips-If desired, instead of a bowl, spoon mixture on top of shredded iceberg lettuce inside a hard shell taco bowl for a new take on taco salad! For an even zestier kick, use ® Hot instead of Original. CHIPOTLE SHRIMP TOSTADAS Seared chipotle seasoned shrimp served on a crisp tostada shell topped with refried beans and avocado salsa 1 can (14.5 oz each) Diced Tomatoes, drained 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, chopped 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 1 can (16 oz each) Traditional Refried Beans 3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper, divided 2 tablespoons Canola Oil 3/4 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if frozen 8 tostada shells Lime wedges, optional. Stir together drained tomatoes, avocado and onion in small bowl to make salsa; set aside. Place beans and 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper in small microwave-safe bowl; cover. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until beans are hot, stirring at end. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper; add to skillet and cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently. Spread about 1/3 cup refried beans on each tostada shell. Top each evenly with salsa and shrimp. Serve with lime wedges, if desired. HEARTS OF PALM SALAD Side salad recipe made with hearts of palm, tomatoes and avocado tossed with a simple dressing containing cilantro and lime juice 1/4 cup Canola Oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

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1 tablespoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 can (14.5 oz each) Diced Tomatoes, drained 1 jar (14.8 oz each) hearts of palm, drained, sliced 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, chopped 2 tablespoons thinly sliced red onion Whisk together oil, vinegar, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended. Add drained tomatoes, hearts of palm, avocado and onion to bowl. Stir gently to combine. Serve immediately. Cook’s Tips-For gluten free preparation, confirm all recipe ingredients are gluten free by reading product labels each time you make this recipe. RED CURRY CHICKEN CHILI Ground chicken, chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered in a flavorful blend of red curry paste, coconut milk and robust Indian spices for a twist on chili 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1 pound ground chicken 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 1 cup chopped sweet onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoons red curry paste, divided 2 teaspoons garam masala 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 can (13.5 oz each) lite coconut milk 1 can (15 oz each) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed 1 can (14.5 oz each) Diced Tomatoes, drained 1 tablespoon cornstarch Chopped cilantro, plain greek yogurt and warm naan bread, optional; Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan; set aside Reduce heat to medium; add 1/4 cup broth, onion, ginger, garlic to saucepan. Cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in 2 tablespoons curry paste, garam masala, chili powder and salt; cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until spices are fragrant. Stir in cooked chicken, coconut milk, chickpeas and drained tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile, stir together remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth and cornstarch in small bowl. Stir in cornstarch mixture to saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon curry paste. Top each serving with cilantro, yogurt and serve with bread, if desired. Cook’s Tips- For extra heat, add a few tablespoons of sambal chili paste. VEGETARIAN FARRO SKILLET Zucchini combined with black beans, fire roasted tomatoes and pearled farro for an easy skillet meal

1-1/2 cups pearled farro, uncooked 1 can (14 oz each) vegetable broth 1 can (14.5 oz each) Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, undrained 2 tablespoons Canola Oil 2 cups quartered lengthwise, sliced zucchini 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1 can (15 oz each) black beans, drained, rinsed 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Stir together farro, broth, undrained tomatoes and 1 tablespoon oil in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and sprinkle with half of the cumin and salt; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender and browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet; set aside and keep warm. Add bell pepper, onion, corn and garlic; sprinkle with remaining cumin and salt. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans, heat 2 minutes more. Add zucchini back to skillet along with cooked farro; stir to combine. Top with cilantro before serving.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 SEPTEMBER-In a shock to no one, September was the warmest on record. The planet’s hot streak is crawling to a temporary end, but it’s not over quite yet. September was the hottest on record, according to NASA, coming in at 0.91 degrees Celsius, or 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above average. This marks nearly a year straight of record heat, according to NASA, with 11 of the past 12 months ranking as the warmest on record. September’s record warmth assures that 2016 will be the warmest calendar year on record, taking over the top spot from 2015. We seem to be stuck on record warm: Earth has unprecedented 16-straight warmest months. September only narrowly beat the previous warmest September, which occurred in 2014, making it a statistical tie, according to NASA. ASSANGE- FoxNews- WikiLeaks said Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s Internet link was severed by a “state party” and that “appropriate contingency plans” had been activated. Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. The website’s announcement came hours after it published three cryptic tweets. The messages referenced Ecuador, Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Office. Each tweet was matched with a string of numbers. HITLER The home where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 is to be demolished, pending passage of a law to legally ensure its destruction because the owner of the house was refusing to sell – or demolish – it. The same family has owned the property for more than a century, although the Nazi regime bought the house and used it during the reign of the Third Reich. However, the Austrian government wants to block the structure from becoming

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a pilgrimage destination for neo-Nazis. The building has been empty since 2011. PARIS (AFP) - The UN cultural agency on Tuesday adopted a controversial Arabsponsored resolution on east Jerusalem which Israel has said ignores Jewish ties to a key holy site. A spokesman for Parisbased UNESCO said the resolution, which has caused Israel to suspend its cooperation with the agency, was adopted without a new vote after being approved at the committee stage last week. The text, which touches on Israel’s management of Palestinian religious sites, has infuriated Israel by referring throughout to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem’s Old City -- Islam’s third holiest site -- only by its Muslim names: Al-Aqsa and Al-Haram al-Sharif. The site is also revered by Jews as the Temple Mount which housed the First and Second Temples. Palestine’s deputy ambassador to UNESCO, Mounir Anastas, told reporters the resolution “reminds Israel that they are the occupying power in east Jerusalem and it asks them to stop all their violations,” including archaeological excavations around religious sites. It is the second time this year that UNESCO has been the arena of tensions between Israel and Arab countries. HARVARD MUSEUM (AP) Harvard museum

to dust off curiosities long kept in storage. The Peabody, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world focused on the study of societies and cultures, turns 150 years old this month. As one of the world’s oldest museums dedicated to anthropology turns 150, it’s undergoing some big changes to showcase its significant role in developing the discipline. Leaders of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University hinted this month at changes to come when they trotted out — for one day only — some of its quirkier, rarely seen pieces as part of a birthday bash marking the day in 1866 when philanthropist George Peabody committed $150,000 to help found the museum. Among the curiosities was a grizzly bear claw necklace from Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition to the Pacific coast. LAPD (AP) Is Building a Tesla Model S Police Car. Luxury car buyers can’t seem to get enough of the Tesla Model S—and neither, apparently, can the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD plans to convert a Tesla Model S into a fully-fledged patrol car and set it loose on the mean streets of Los Angeles , as part of a plan that aims to replace traditional cop vehicles with electric police cruisers in the next five years. If this all sounds vaguely familiar, well, it should. Back in May, the LAPD announced that it had borrowed a pair of Model S P85 Ds to see how the EVs could handle the demands of life on the beat. Ultimately, however, the department chose to adopt the BMW i3 as its electric vehicle of choice—for non-emergency duties, not patrol use. HILARY ENDORSEMENT AP-The Arizona Republic Newspaper publicly responded to the deluge of threats it received after supporting Hillary Clinton for president, the first Democratic endorsement in its 125-year history. Mi-Ai Parrish, president of the newspaper, penned a Sunday op-ed explaining what went into the Republic’s decision to break from tradition and how the paper’s journalists go about their jobs. The Republic’s editorial board had argued in many pieces for over a year that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s principles were not actually conservative, and that they were bad for the GOP, Arizona and the United States , she noted. “We chose patriotism over party. We endorsed the Democrat,” she wrote. “And then the reaction started pouring in.

VEGAN...WHAT IS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

Veganism has come a long way! Once reserved for peaceloving hippies, interest in a totally animal-free diet is at an all-time high, with celebrities like Bill Clinton, Alicia Silverstone, Jay Z, and Beyoncé leading the charge. But before you jump on the no-meat-eggs-or-dairy bandwagon, you should know what you’re getting into. You’ll need a B12 supplement-Vitamin B12 occurs naturally only in animal foods, so you’ll want to stock up on a variety of B12-fortified foods as well as a B12 supplement. And maybe an iron supplement, too. Iron comes in two forms: heme and non-heme. Heme, which makes up about 40% of the iron in animal foods, is easily absorbed by the body. Vegan diets contain only non-heme, which is less readily absorbed, so you may need to ingest more iron if you want to get the same benefit. Your friends and family will ask a lot of questions. “People are very sensitive about their diets, especially when you challenge what they have always believed,” says plantbased dietitian Julieanna Hever, RD, host of Veria Living’s What Would Julieanna Do? “The best way to minimize conflict is to emphasize that you are going vegan for your own reasons and that it seems to work for you. In other words, make it about you, so nobody feels they need to defend their choices.” You’ll have to find new protein sources. Every meal should contain protein, says vegan dietitian Valerie Rosser, RD. Proteins are the building blocks of life: they break down into amino acids that promote cell growth and repair. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults get at least 0.8 grams of protein daily for every kilogram of body mass—that’s about 54 grams for a 150-pound woman. You shouldn’t replace animal products with junk, swapping out meat for white bread, pasta, and other packaged foods sets you up for failure on the vegan diet, says Rosser. “It’s not a good idea to trade in animal products, which contain protein, vitamins, and minerals, for processed foods that provide little nutritional value other than calories.” The result: hunger, weight gain, and a grumpier mood. Take it easy on soy-based products. In general, critics overstate the dangers of soy and the promoters exaggerate its benefits. Though scientists are still arguing over the effects of soy on cancer and heart health, one thing is for certain: “Consuming too much soy-based vegan ‘meat’ is arguably worse (than) consuming high-quality animal products,” You don’t have to make the switch at once. You won’t just wake up one morning magically vegan. It takes work, so it should also take time, “Start by adding more plant-based foods to your diet, while at the same time cutting back on animal products, especially those that are non-organic, and more importantly processed, refined foods. Making gradual changes and assessing how you are feeling along the way is key,” she says. Be prepared to read food labels. If you’re serious about being vegan, checking food labels and verifying ingredients is a must. “Just because a food product is not glaringly non-vegan doesn’t

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HUNTING PROPERTY PRICE REDUCED!!!267 acres located approximately three miles east of Rocksprings. Easy access, low fenced on three sides. End of road location, yet close to town. Minerals intact! $1800 per acre! PRICE REDUCED!!! 530 acres to be surveyed out of large 3100-acre ranch in southern Edwards County. Surrounded by large ranches with low fences, fronts on County Road. Loaded with all types of exotics and native white tail deer, along with an abundance of feral hogs. Fenced on three sides. This is pristine Edwards Plateau wilderness that is covered with live oaks, cedar, and pinon pine. Off the beaten path and priced right at $1,300 per acre. Call today for more information. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS ONE TO BELEVE IT! Hidden River Ranch, 265 acres with approximately 3⁄4 mile river frontage, only 2 miles from town, deep in the heart of the Frio Canyon. Extensive frontage on blacktop, excellent topography with pecan bottoms and field areas, three houses, a horse barn, and tractor shed, fenced and cross fenced. Property is loaded with wildlife, including Axis and White Tail deer, feral hogs, Blackbuck Antelope, wild turkey, and others. Must see to appreciate. COMMERCIAL Established Auto Parts Store located in the heart of Leakey. Well established, great business in a great location. $259,000 plus inventory! Looking for an established business in the Frio Canyon. Now you can own the Leakey Beverage Barn. Best location in town right across the street from Stripes. This is a well-established money maker! $315,000. OAKRIDGE LODGE AND CABIN located in the RIDGE. The main lodge features over 4300 feet of centrally heated and cooled area that is configured to sleep up to 30 guests. The property also features a detached cabin that sleeps an additional 10 guests. This is the best income producer in the Frio Canyon. An in ground pool and outdoor fireplace adds to the ambience, or relax on the upper deck and watch the sun go down. This property commands approximately $1,000 per night and is on track for 100 nights this year. This is the investment you’ve been looking for. Call today for a showing. Like new retail building located along Highway 83, close to Stripes with great visibility and easy access. Has a history of successful operation. This is the first building on the left that you see when you enter Leakey from the south. Over 2,000 sf of building area situated on a highly visible one-acre tract on Highway 83. $275,000. Modern Office Building on Highway 83, move in ready. City utilities, excellent visibility and access. Price Reduced. $225,000 FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covered porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, price reduced to $150,000. Close to Leakey and walking distance to the river! LAND PRICE REDUCED! 14 acres of Cypress lined Mill Creek in close proximity to Lost Maples State Park. Great for gentleman’s estate building along the bank of the creek. Good tillable soil that is perfect for vineyard. Extensive black top frontage with “live” water and excellent topography. PENDING! 15 acres in Rancho Real! Great hunting tract, new on the market. $45,000. 7 acres in Rancho Real! Good access, great views, and good hunting! Only $20,000. Beautiful home site in Frio River Place. Gated community, sensible restrictions, beautiful river park, parking area for owner’s RV, priced right at $75,000. Get it while it’s hot! This is the best buy in Concan. Gently sloping site with access to Private River Park. Properties in this area can be placed in a rental pool. 1.05 acres for only $55,000. BEAUTIFUL RIVER FRONT TRACT, this five acre building site on the Frio River can be yours today! 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. It just doesn’t get any better than this!!! Price Reduced to $299,900 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 WITH TCEQ APPROVED WATER SYSTEM, paved roads, security gate, 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. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Prices start at $99,500 RESIDENTIAL NEW LISTING! Beautiful home on Leakey Springs that was built for entertaining. Two acres of land, one on each side of the creek, gives you a high degree of privacy, yet you have city water. Sit on your deck and watch the deer play along the opposite bank of the creek and under the giant cypress trees. Main residence is a three bedroom two bath modern home, and there is a detached guest house to the immediate rear for your favorite mother in law. The compound is enclosed by a high fence with a security gate. Decks and patios everywhere under the huge trees. The improvements are in like new condition. This is probably the best home in the Frio Canyon for entertaining. Priced to sell at $389,000. NEW LISTING! Like new home in the heart of Leakey. Three bedroom two baths with approximately 1640 sf of centrally heated and cooled area. Walking distance to the banks, restaurants, grocery store, and the court house. All this for just $220,000. HERE IT IS, your own private cabin with frontage on the Frio River and also has access to the beautiful Leakey Springs Park. Cabin consists of a great room with kitchen and sleeping quarters, with two full baths. Only $185,000. This is turnkey, and ready for you! Approximately 176 feet of river frontage and a home in Frio River Place. 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