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September 4, 2013 Tri-Canyon’s Only Weekly Newspaper!

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

INSIDE Fine for stop-arm running rises to $1,250 in Texas


Old Ingram Loop boasts great history, as the place where Ingram began

Leakey ISD teacher, Juanita Buchanan sports a new safety vest donated by the Real County Sheriff Department. Now students and teachers can have added visibility as the students are escorted across the Hwy 83 crosswalk

AUSTIN, Texas — The maximum fine for a first offense of stop-arm running in Texas is set to increase 25% — from $1,000 to $1,250. The change went into effect Sept. 1. With Texas students heading back to school, the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses, and to obey all traffic laws related to school buses and active school zones. “As the new school year opens, I urge drivers to do their part in keeping youngsters safe by obeying school zone speed limits and stopping for school buses,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said. “DPS will not tolerate individuals who disregard the law and illegally pass stopped school buses.” continued page 2

Winners Inc. Presenters Inspire NCCISD Students

By Tena Taylor


Jim and Beth Moore from Cold Springs in Rio Frio, Texas are pictured at Steamboat Lake, Steamboat Springs, Colorado .If you are planning a trip pick up your T-shirt before you leave! Get yours for only $15 each,. Contact Willis Springfield at 830-232-5783 or come by the Hill Country Herald shop to get yours today. They also have coffee mugs, note cards and “Wagons Ho” History Books. Be sure to send in your picture to the Hill Country Herald! Have Fun out there and SPREAD THE WORD!

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REALITY TELEVISION... FANTASY or REALITY? ............................ Page 9


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

Today’s Weather

High: 93° Low: 63

Pictured: Keith Davis, Jordon Taylor-3rd grade Clarence Lee, & Dominic Miller

On Wednesday, August 28th assembly programs were presented by Winners Inc. designed to motivate youth to reach their potential. Member of University of Southern California and New York Giants Football teams Keith Davis, Florida State University National

Championship and Kansas Koyotes Football teams Clarence Lee, and University of Houston Football team member Dominic Miller spoke to students. The men used displays of strength to grasp the student’s attention and then told their own personal stories

to inspire students to push through obstacles and reach their goals. Keith Davis uses his platform as a former professional football player to let students know that “they don’t have to be a world class athlete, just a world class person to succeed in life”. continued page 2

Pertussis Prompts Texas Health Alert The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to make sure they’re vaccinated against pertussis after projections show the number of people sick with the deadly disease this year is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years. “This is extremely concerning. If cases continue to be diagnosed at the current rate, we will see the most Texas cases since the 1950s,” said Dr. Lisa Cornelius, DSHS infectious diseases medical officer. “Pertussis is highly infectious and can cause serious complications, especially in babies, so people should take it seriously.” DSHS issued a health alert today advising doctors on diagnosing and treating pertussis. The state health department also strongly encourages

people to make sure their children’s and their own vaccinations are up to date. While infants remain the most at risk, people of all ages can still get pertussis. DSHS has reported nearly 2,000 pertussis cases so far this year, and the annual total likely will surpass the recent high of 3,358 cases in 2009. There have also been two pertussis-related deaths in Texas this year, both of infants too young to be vaccinated. To better protect babies, DSHS recommends pregnant women get a dose of pertussis vaccine during every pregnancy, preferably between 27 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. This helps protect the baby before he or she can start the vaccination series at 2 months old and helps keep the mother from getting sick and infecting the baby. continued page 2

Information for Team Captains on page 7

Real County Centennial Celebrations Continues with Tour #4

Real County Centennial Celebration continues with Historical Guided Tour #4 on September 14, 2013. The Tour will convene at 10 a.m. at Lindbergh

Park on Hwy 55, in Camp Wood, Texas and will head north. Come and join us as we revisit the History of our County. A sack lunch will be provided.

Rolling Hills Health in Leakey and Canyon Health Center in Camp Wood Celebrate National Health Center Week Rolling Hills Health in Leakey and Canyon Health Center in Camp Wood hosted a community-wide Open House at their respective locations August 12 to 16, 2013 in celebration of National Health Center Week. Rolling Hills Health is located at the intersection of Highway 83 and Oakhill Drive in Leakey and can be contacted at (830) 232-6985. Canyon Health Center is located at 700 Frio Street in Camp Wood and can be contacted at (830) 597-6424. Free immunizations were available

for students, pre-K through high school, who are returning to classes in the fall. The Office of State Senator Carlos Uresti provided free backpacks to be given to students at each location. Each health center will also provided useful health and nutritional health information, including free screenings for blood pressure checks each day. Free glaucoma screenings were available at Canyon Health Center and at Rolling Hills Health Light refreshments were served all week and a drawing for a door prize was held at each location. For more information about Community Health Development, Inc., please visit

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SYRIA...JUST THE FACTS On Tuesday President Barack Obama has said any US military strike on Syria would be “limited and proportional” and that he was confident Congress would back him. Mr Obama was meeting key committee leaders to press for a military response to what the US believes was a chemical weapons attack by Syria. French President Francois Hollande called for a united European response, but will wait for the Congress vote. The UN earlier confirmed that more than two million Syrians were now refugees. Also on Tuesday, Israel carried out a joint missile test with the US in the Mediterranean, amid heightened tension over the possibility of Western military strikes on Syria. More than 100,000 people are thought to have died since the uprising against President Assad began in March 2011. The problem is that some elements of the Syrian chemical weapons complex may be buried underground but large parts of it can easily be seen on satellite images. Much of it is reasonably close to populated areas - and this is the problem. Attacking such sites with regular explosive bombs might well wreak considerable damage but it could also open up chemical weapons stocks to the air, disperse them over a large area, and potentially cause large numbers of civilian casualties. There will also be a classified briefing for all members of Congress. A vote in Congress is expected next week. Two of Mr Obama’s fiercest foreign policy critics, Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have already backed his stance.

By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

France has strongly backed the US plan for military action. Mr Hollande said: “When a chemical massacre takes place, when the world is informed of it, when the evidence is delivered, when the guilty parties are known, then there must be an answer.”He called for Europe to unite on the issue, but said he would wait for the Congress vote. If Congress did not support military action France “would not act alone”,


By Vic

A few years ago my wife and I bought a piece of land across from the entrance to the country club in Kerrville. The Texas Ranger Museum was to be built next door to us, and we had a nice riverfront. With my life’s highway rapidly nearing the end and the odds being that my wife will be around for some time after my long sleep begins (wives most always are), we thought we should build her a little nest. We wanted one that would support her and where she could continue her painting career, which was interrupted by the necessity of her having to help with our business. Things started to happen shortly after we bought the place. The neighbor down river from us said that his land extended 4 or 5 feet into my land. This seemed rather strange since the original fence line is still there and the trees that hold it up have been there since Mr. Schreiner drove his Model T Ford to work in the 1920’s. To top this off there is a 20 ft. easement for the pole line that runs along my side of the fence that still shows the blacktop road. I offered a fair price to my neighbor for this strip that is useless to both of us, but he countered with a ridiculous price. Rather than go to court I forgot about it. Surprise, surprise. Next thing I know he is putting a barbed wire fence down the middle of the easement.

he said. The US has put the death toll from the attack on the outskirts of Damascus on 21 August at 1,429, including 426 children, though other countries and organisations have given lower figures. As tensions rose on Tuesday, a senior Israeli defence official confirmed to the BBC that a missile had been fired to test its defence systems. The BBC’s Richard Galpin in Jerusalem says it

Next comes the sewer and water line. I can’t stop that though I It leaves me with only one alternative: Sell out! With this kind of need neither of them. I have two wells on the place and septic tanks socialistic governing what kind of citizens will the land attract, have been used on the property for at least 100 years. The sewer what kind of businesses, what kind of churches—prayer towers line doesn’t block off the riverfront and I can still use the property perhaps? I have offered the land to the city at a fair price. for parking. Beware citizens of your government forcing their will upon you. Now comes the crowning blow: the city of Kerrville wants to put Your home could quickly go from eminent domain to remnants of a bike trail on my riverfront. This ends all privacy on our property. domain which leaves you with nothing but a few broken dreams. How can I fight city hall? By the time I pay the lawyers I will have eaten up the value of the property. They say it’s for “public good”—this way they circumvent the Constitution. Ain’t I part of the public? I’m the one paying the taxes. Shawn Streib Gray, Broker Now I find out my neighbor’s wife is our 830-232-4500 councilwoman and he is a big property owner with political clout. I only have 1 1⁄2 acres, what chance do I have? I thought that barbed wire FEATURED LISTING: Concan Country Club. Golf course lots…your choice….just $60,000 fences were illegal in the city, and I never heard FEATURED LISTING: Tierra Linda in Concan. ONLY 1 LOT LEFT!!! Drive by and check out Lot #3! $50,000 of anyone getting away with putting one down the center of a right-of-way. I guess it’s all in Property 001 : 9.3 ac. Views, underground utilities Property 035: 144 acs. Leakey city limits. Huge sensible restrictions. Borders a large ranch. trees, county road frontage. Great homeplace or who you know. By the way the Texas Ranger and Owner/Broker. $129,900 Development $7,000 per ac. PENDING Museum moved to a more friendly location in Property 002: Gorgeous 4BD/4BA custom home Property 036: 8.65 acs. In Shady Oaks. Private yet at 482 Camino del Rancho in Concan on 6+ acs. minutes from town. Lots of big oaks. Electricity Fredericksburg.

Fine for stop-arm running rises to $1,250 in Texas continued from front page

Agency officials noted that one of the most dangerous parts of a student’s trip on a school bus is when entering or exiting the bus. Texas law stipulates that if a road is divided only by a left-turning lane, drivers on both sides of the roadway must stop for school buses with their red lights flashing and stop arm activated. However, if the lanes are separated by an intervening space or physical barrier, only motorists going in the same direction as the bus are required to stop. Along with the new increased fine for stop-arm running,

state law already allows DPS to suspend the driver’s license for up to six months for those convicted of the offense more than once. As part of this year’s national stop-arm running survey, Texas school bus drivers counted 9,825 violations during one day this spring. If you get a license plate number please call into the Real County Sheriff’s Office at 830232-5201. Please join us in helping keep our children safe. Please report any issues with Leakey ISD buses to Floyd Boatright at 830-232-5595.

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Mr. Davis discussed relationships and impressed on students that, “You can have more if you don’t settle for less”. Assemblies were tailored for the student’s ages on each campus. Volunteers from the audience made the event even more personal, engaging, entertaining, and memorable. That evening the group returned to the Junior High and High School Campus for an inspiring

community-wide presentation. Nueces Canyon CISD would like to thank the Friday family and Mona Schmidt for making this outstanding event possible. Their general contribution will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the lives of students in Nueces Canyon. Again Thank you!

Pertussis Prompts Texas Health Alert Fathers, siblings, extended family members, medical providers and others who will be around newborns should also be vaccinated. Many babies get whooping cough from adults or older brothers or sisters who don’t even know they have the disease. While symptoms are usually milder in teens and adults, pertussis can be life threatening for babies because of the risk of apnea, an interruption in breathing. Pertussis is a bacterial infection that often starts with cold-like symptoms and a mild cough. After a week or two, severe coughing can begin and last for several weeks. Coughing fits

may be followed by vomiting or a “whooping” sound, the reason the disease is also called “whooping cough.” Pertussis spreads easily through the air when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. People with pertussis are most contagious while they have cold-like symptoms and during the first two weeks after coughing starts. Anyone with an unexplained, prolonged cough or who has had close contact with a person with pertussis should contact their health care provider. Early diagnosis and treatment may reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten

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the contagious period. Doctors who suspect a pertussis infection are required to report it to their local health department within one working day. Patients who have pertussis should not go back to work or school until they’ve completed five days of antibiotic treatment. Parents are urged to check their children’s shot records to be sure they are completely vaccinated against pertussis and should keep infants, especially those less than 6 months old, away from people with a cough. Adults should talk to their medical provider about receiving a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine.

New Traffic, Criminal Laws Took Effect Sept. 1 AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today highlighted notable traffic and criminal laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2013. “As a result of these new provisions, Texans now have additional protection while traveling our roadways, and individuals who disregard our laws will face tougher penalties for a variety of crimes,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “DPS encourages all residents to educate themselves about the laws affecting their lives and to do their part in keeping Texas safe.” Please note that the following is not

is a sign that Israel is taking very seriously the possibility that any US air strikes could lead to retaliatory attacks on Israel - either by Syria itself or by its ally, the Shia militia Hezbollah in Lebanon. While in England, historically our staunchest allies...”The government made its case and parliament expressed its view. Parliament has made clear its will that there be no British involvement in military action and we will respect that.” The comments came as a poll for the BBC revealed almost three-quarters of people believe MPs were right to reject British military intervention in the two-year civil war. The spokesman also appeared to rule out the use of government bases for any attack, but in practice no decision will be made until the US Congress has debated the issue next week. Mitchell, a former international development secretary, told BBC Radio 4’s World at One: “I think it’s very important in this rapidly moving situation that we don’t rule anything out. “It may be, after lengthy and careful consideration, Congress affirms its support for the president’s plans and, in the light of that, our parliament may want to consider this matter further.” He added that there had been further evidence and a reported attack on a school using a napalm-like substance since the vote. These are just the facts I could find from various news sources. On this particular issue the news media seems to be together for a change with most everyone reporting the issues at hand! We will keep you updated.

a comprehensive list of all new laws passed by the Texas Legislature. HB 347 expands the current limitations on wireless communication device (cell phone) use in an active school crossing zone to include the property of a public elementary, middle, or junior high school for which a local authority has designated a school crossing zone. The use will only be restricted during the time a reduced speed limit is in effect for the school crossing zone. Further, it will not apply to vehicles that are stopped, or drivers using a hands-free device or making an emergency call.

HB 1174 amends current statute to increase the minimum fines for the misdemeanor offense of passing a stopped school bus loading or unloading children. The minimum fine increases from $200 to $500, and the maximum fine for such an offense increases from $1,000 to $1,250. The bill also enhances the penalty for a second or subsequent conviction of that offense committed within five years to a misdemeanor punishable by a minimum fine of $1,000 and a maximum fine of $2,000.

$595,000 HUGE REDUCTION Property 3-6: 1+ ac. Commercial lots Concan. Frontage on US HWY 83. All utilities available. $139,000-$149,000 Property 007: 1570 sq. ft. 3/2 on 5+ acs. Great workshop w/extra living quarters. 435 RR 337 West is a MUST SEE. $196,000 NEWProperty 008: 40+ acs. is home to three 2BD/2BA modern log cabins. Super nice. 2875 FM 1050 near Garner & Frio River! $399,000 Property 009 : 134 acs. RR337 West frontage. Great for hunting. Elec. meter. Views. $1750/ac. May divide (see #49) $234,500 PENDING Property 010: 2.61 ac. lot on county rd. just 2 mi. east of Leakey. Covered w/oaks, city water & elec. avail. Great home base for RV! $69,000 Property 012: Beautiful RIVERFRONT cabin! 2.27 acs. Rentals OK. Huge deck overlooking the Frio, secluded + a 1/1 bunkhouse. $350,000 Property 013 : 96 Canyon Oaks Dr. in Concan. 3BD/3BA 1792 sq. ft. home. Great rental potential $238,000 END OF SEASON REDUCTION Property 014 : TEXAS TUSCAN! Stunning 4/2 home on 10 acs. w/pool, outdoor kitchen, extensive landscaping, fenced, Utopia ISD. $369,000 Property 015: Nice 2 ac. lot in Saddle Mtn. Water meter in place, elec & phone run across front of lot. $49,000 REDUCED POSSIBLE O.F. Property 016: 3BD/2BA on nearly 1⁄2 ac. @ 525 Davis Place in Twin Forks. Beautiful river park and nice, spacious home. $129,000 Property 017: Whiskey Mountain Inn. 1869 Farmhouse on 17.69 acs. w/6 rental cabins. Gorgeous! $498,500 REDUCED!! NEWProperty 018 : 1304 sq. ft. 2BD/2BA on nearly 1 ac. in Reagan Wells. Access to 100+ acs. and over a mile of river! Must see! $115,000 Property 019 : RIVERFRONT HOME! 6+ acs. 3BR/3.5BA + Apt. Fishing pond, huge barn, rock patios! $699,000 UNDER CONTRACT!! Property 020: 75+ac. in Concan! No restrictions, end-of-road privacy. 4/2 mfg. DW home, guest cabin, studio. 24507 N. Hwy. 83 $595,000 Property 022 : INCOME PRODUCING! 2/1 house and 3/2 mobile home. Frio River access + close to Garner State Park. $126,500 REDUCED Property 023: Cute log cabin on 7+/- acs. Deer Creek Estates. On a seasonal creek, remote, pretty views. $125,000 REDUCED Property 024: Frio River Place lot. Nearly THREE acres! Water & elec. available. Nice river access. RV usage ok. $109,000 REDUCED Property 025 : RR336 north of Leakey. 17+ acs. West prong of the Frio River on eastern boundary $222,000 REDUCED Property 026-027 : RIVER FRONT! Gorgeous oak and cypress trees, views of the mountains. $225,000 EA. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 028 : Frio River Place 1.51 acs. SUPER CLOSE to river. Water system& elec. Nice area. $75,000 POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING Property 029 : 260 acs. +/- WILL DIVIDE Hwy. frontage, Call Martin for all the details! $4250 per acre Property 030: Rancho Real, 10 ac. of remote land. 4x4 needed. Great hunting or recreational tract. Pretty flat topography. $32,500 Property 031: Riverfront home in the Frio Pecan Farm! In rental pool. Lots of amenities. $269,000 REDUCED Property 032: 1167 River Road in Concan on 1AC. 3BD/2BA. Location, views, in rental pool, furnished. Great Buy at $238,900 REDUCED Property 033: 5.16 ac. lot near town. City water & elec. Gorgeous views, paved roads, security gate. $84,900 Property 034: 3 acs. In Concan fronting Hwy. 127. Just past Neal’s& Frio River. Great Commercial location! $225,000

available. $69,000 Property 037: 5.3 ac. in Deer Creek Estates. HUGE oak trees and views. Gated entry & private paved road access. All useable land. $64,500 Property 038: Cozy 2/2 log cabin in Frio Pecan Farm. Managed rentals. Investment property. $175,000 Property 039: Beautiful & spacious 4Bd/3Ba on nearly 1 ac. in Twin Forks. Super floor plan, covered porch, newer constr. $225,000 Property 040: Newer rock home in River Tree. Heavily treed lot, unique touches throughout, outdoor fp, GREAT river park. $259,900 NEWProperty 041: 24.63 acs. Hunting property w/rugged access. 4x4 required. Non-working windmill well. No elec. $49,260 Property 042: Estate size lot in The Ranch. Huge Oak & pecan trees, ag. Exempt, underground elec. Frio access. NICE! $181,000 Property 043: 10+ acs. AG EXEMPT! Great homesite. Small tank site, meter pole, RR337 & County Rd. frontage. $105,000 Property 044-046 : Canyon Oaks/Concan lots. River access, elec./ water available. 1ac. to 9+ acs.!!! $42,500 to $85,000 Property 047: 1+/- ac. lot Mountain Valley in Concan. Close to golf course, House Pasture, Frio. Rentals OK!!! $89,000 Property 048: 3BD/2BA nice brick home w/ workshop & barn. Emerald Oaks Subdv. 103 Laurel St. $275,000 Property 049:84 acs. Off 337 W. Great hunting property at just $1800 per acre! Adjacent property available (See #9) $151,200 PENDING Property 050: River access lot w/huge trees! All utilities. Frio River Place. Just steps from the Frio! Owner/Agent $86,000 Property 051: 3/2 ROCK home on 5+ acs. w/ Patterson Creek frontage& no restrictions. Close to town, great views. $265,000 REDUCED Property 052: 5+ acres just West of Leakey. Fronts on John Buchanan Rd. Bldg. site faces east and is ready to go! $52,500 Property 053: 130+ acs. In Concan. Bear Creek Rd. Both sides of Bear Creek, partially fenced. NO Restrictions. Development Potential. Property 054: Palo Verde Ln. Nice 3/2 mfrd. Home on over 1⁄4 acre lot. Oak Trees and fenced yard. $79,900 OWNER WILL FINANCE Property 055: Two adjacent lots in Emerald Oaks Subdivision. Each lot is 1/2 acre. Very nice area. $22,500 EACH Property 056: Lovely newer home on 4 ac. close to town. Views for MILES! Huge porches, custom cabinetry, workshop. $229,500 Property 057: 10 ac. in Rancho Real. Flat to gently rolling and very secluded. Must have 4x4 for access. Only $40,000 Property 058: 39 ac. in Rancho Real. Big views and great hunting. 4x4 is a MUST to access this property. $79,960 Property 059: Lot #260 in Twin Forks. Very close to Cathedral Park and the beautiful Frio River! Water & Elec. available. $25,000 Property 060: The Ranch Subdivision in Concan. Ag. Exempt residential lot 6+ ACS.w/Frio Access. $133,140 Property 061: 3BD/2 1⁄2 BA home PLUS guest house! Newly remodeled. Investors should take a look! $150,000 Property 064: Two 1+ ac. lots w/Hwy. 83 frontage. No Restrictions. Elec. & city water available. $37,500 each lot. Property 065: 3/2 brick house on RR337. No Restrictions. Currently a successful nightly rental. CLOSE to river. $129,500 REDUCED Property 066-070: 15 to 89+ acs. On RR 2748 near Garner. Choose your tract size!! $115,000 to $429,000 OWNER TERMS


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JAIL REGISTER August 25 - August 31, 2013


Real County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Dispatch Report August 25, - August 31, 2013 8/27/2013 @ - 1012 responded to Ranch Road 2631 in Vance for a report of loose live stock - 1351 responded to Highway 55 south of Camp Wood for a report of an injured deer 8/28/2013 @ - 014 responded to Seventh Street in Leakey for a report of a reckless driver

- 1435 responded to Ranch Road 2631 in Vance for a report of loose live stock 8/30/2013 @ - 1043 responded to 337 East of Leakey to unlock a vehicle - 1836 responded to Saddle Mountain Road in Leakey for a report of illegally discharge of a firearm - 2108 responded to the 400 block of West 1st Street in Camp Wood for civil service



TO: GRADY MAULDIN, and All Whom it May Concern, Respondents; GREETINGS: NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you, or your attorney, do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty two (42) days from the date of publication to answer or appear before the court, a default judgment may be taken against you.

Real County Law Officers James E. Brice, Sheriff Don Gass, Deputy Sheriff Chris Sheridan, Deputy Sheriff Bruce Carr, Deputy Sheriff Jim Wilson, Constable Joe Tolleson, Constable Corporal Jake Sanchez, DPS Highway Patrol Clint Graham, TPWD Game Warden

You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Petition at or before 10:00 o’clock a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 42 days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being Monday SEPTEMBER 9, 2013, before the Honorable DISTRICT Court of REAL County, at the Courthouse in said County in LEAKEY, Texas. Said Original Petition for TERMINATION AND ADOPTION OF STEPCHILD was filed in said court on the 29th day of APRIL, 2013 in the above entitled cause.

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The petition of HEATHER MERCER AND JONATHAN MERCER, Petitioners was filed in the 38th Judicial District Court of REAL County, Texas on the 29th day of APRIL, 2013 against GRADY MAULDIN, Respondent in the above entitled cause and entitled “In the Interest of ANGELA TAYLOR JENNEALEE SELLARS, a child.” The suit requests TERMINATION AND ADOPTION OF STEPCHILD, as is more fully shown by Petition on file in this suit. The date and place of birth of the child/children who is/are the subject of the suit is/are: BIRTH DATE: 02/11/2005 BIRTH PLACE: NA “The court has authority in this suit to render an order in the child’s (children’s) interest that will be binding on you, including the termination of the Parent-child Relationship, the determination of paternity, and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child’s (children’s) adoption.” ISSUED AND GIVEN UNDER my hand and seal of said Court at Leakey, Texas, on this the 24TH day of July, 2013. Bella A. Rubio, District Clerk 38th Judicial District Court Real County, Texas

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

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started very quick with good serving and attacking the ball very well. The Eagles won in two and into the semi=finals against a really good looking Yorktown team. I thought this might have been the best volleyball we have played all year. We executed every part of the game at a high level. Our defense passed very well the entire match and our hitters hit hard with confidence. The Lady Eagles won in two again and earned the right to play Miles in the championship match. This Miles team hadn’t lost a match all weekend. They were not the tallest team we played but they were by far the most skilled and mentally tough team we played there. We got off to a really good start by winning the first set before losing the second and third sets. The third set their servers got to us and we struggled passing the ball in serve receive. When things go bad they go bad fast. We didn’t stop competing but you could tell we were doubting ourselves at that point. Overall, we played really good volleyball this tournament. I hope we made some strides in our confidence that we can play with the best 1A teams out there. There are little things we need to do to get better and we will address those in practice over the next couple weeks. The next week sees the Lady Eagles traveling to Bandera on Tuesday before heading to Sonora for our last tournament before district starts.

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(Space is limited to the first 8 people!!) What: Class on preserving produce When: Thursday, September 26 Time: 2 pm – 5 pm Where: 133 Sherman Lane (Judy Wood’s home) Cost: $10.00 (payable to RCPL) Presenters: Carol Adams (232-6857)and Judy Wood (232-5289) Do you have a garden or access to fresh produce that you would like to preserve for future use? If so, this class is for you! We want to give you directions, hints and tips for canning (hot water bath only), dehydrating and freezing produce. We will demonstrate each method as well as show the results of our preservation. Resources, recipes and samples will be provided. Samples will be taken home. If you are interested, please sign up at Real County Public Library (232-5199) by Monday, September 16, as space is limited. Proceeds will benefit the library.

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Members of the Nueces Canyon C.I.S.D. Board of Education met in special session on August 29th, 2013. Diana DelaRosa, Board President, presided at the meeting. The board meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm. Mike Hicks gave the invocation. Several action items were considered by the School Board: ¡ The board approved amendments to the 2012-13 budget. ¡ The board adopted the NCCISD budget for 2013-14. ¡ The board adopted a tax ordinance for 2013 setting the ad valorem property tax rate at $1.17 per $100 valuation this is no change from the present rate. ¡ The board went into executive session from 7:10 to 7:14 to consider personnel. Upon opening into regular session, the board voted to accept the resignation of Renee Cummins.

The Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 pm. In attendance at the meeting were NC School Board members; Diana DelaRosa, Danny Irwin, Noreda Sifuentes, Charles E. Hunger, Ignacio Sanchez, Denise Rogers, and Paul Frizzell. Nueces Canyon Superintendent of Schools, Kristi Powers, as well as Principal, Luci Harmon attended the meeting. Also present were; Billye Smith, Mike Hicks, Marcus Harrington, and Tena Taylor. The Nueces Canyon Board of Education normally meets at the Administration Building in Barksdale, on the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm. Please call the District Business Office at 830-2343514 or consult the school calendar at to verify meeting dates and times.


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Sabinal Elementary is celebrating all the grandparents on September 9. All grandparents are invited to eat with their grandchild or grandchildren. The Mexican plate of food is $5 and includes iced tea. Please pay at the door, do not send the money with your grandchild. Kindergarten time begins at 10: 35, first grade is at 10:40, second grade at 10:45, third grade at 10: 50, fourth grade at 11:05, and fifth grade eating at 11:10. The children have only 30 minutes to eat, so don’t be late or you might miss them. It means a lot to the children to have lunch at school with their grandparents.

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The Huajilla Unit of TRTA will start their monthly meetings in September. Meetings include a luncheon and a program and are held on the fourth Monday of the month in various locations from Castroville to Concan. Keep a lookout in the paper to see details of the upcoming September meeting.

Friday Night Football

During half time, the Brackettville band took the field. Playing only circus music as background, their mascot, a tiger, and a trainer dominated the scene with their circus performance. It was a cute show. Then our much accomplished band played an impressive selection of different types of

music. And as usual, this was a top notch show. The football game however, brought with it a seriousness and it was sad that we lost. However, we will learn, and do better Friday night in LaPryor.

Money makers

There were two activities on Saturday in town. Between Neal’s One Stop and Coon’s Antiques, a bake sale took place with the proceeds going to the Sabinal Emergency Medical Services. Over $600 was made from the sale, including several donations. The friends of the EMS have made it a practice to hold bake sales in connection to any holiday. Their support is critical for the EMS. The second event was a combination rummage sale and bake sale under the canopy of the Verstuyft building located just south of the Waiting Station. This was held by the combined efforts of the Sabinal Civic Club and Lions Club which yielded about $400. Proceeds from this sale go to the fund to improve the park, which is in need of new rest rooms. There is also a fund at First State Bank, Sabinal Branch, set up to which your donations can be tax deductible since they are working under the auspices of the City of Sabinal .

EMS Reminder

Because of conflicts with other activities and meetings, the Sabinal EMS now meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the EMS office which is adjacent to and on the north side of City Hall. It is open to the public. The EMS is currently under the direction of Javier R Flores and the Board President is Monty Benson.

Neighborhood Watch

On September 10, the Sabinal Neighborhood Watch will be held at 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church in the south fellowship hall.

Boy and Girl Scouts

The boy scouts under Cub master Dave Councelman and girl scouts under Marijane Councelman meet now at First United Methodist. It is located

on the corner of San Antonio Street and Fisher Avenue aka Highway 90. The boy scouts meet Monday nights at 6:30 pm and the girl scouts meet Thursday nights at 6:30 pm.

First Baptist

Teachers and students were both honored and blessed at last Sunday’s service. Each adult and child was presented a bag of cookies, baked lovingly by fellow members. Yet to be confirmed, a special speaker is set for this coming Sunday. Just back from Taiwan are missionaries Richard and Linda Blount who are making their retirement home in Boerne. They will describe the work they have done and bring the reality of conversion close to home and the effect of their following their calling has had on their lives and the lives of others. A really nice thank you was printed in the bulletin from Eleazar Flores Rocha, Director of the Children’s Home Ambassadors for Christ in Piedras Negras, Mexico. They appreciated the generous gift for the children to pay for their tuition for school.

First United Methodist

Bible News Club will start Wednesday, September 11, and run from 4 to 5:30 pm. “Namesake” is the study which will start on Thursday, September 12 at both 9:30 am and 6:30 pm. Nettie White will again be leading the study. Contact her at 988-7113 if you are interested or call the church at 988-2535.

St. Patrick Catholic

Registration for religious education began this past weekend and will continue through this weekend. Following Mass both Saturday evening and Sunday morning, registration will be held. A baptism certificate is necessary and must be presented at the time of registration. For questions, call Sharon Mechler after 4:30 pm at 279-9010 or contact the office during the hours of 10 am to noon and 3 to 5 pm weekdays. A child must be registered prior to the first session which will be on September 11.

City of Sabinal Regular Meeting July August 26, 2013 Mayor Louis A. Landeros, Jr. called the regular meeting of the $40,000. per year with 180 day probationary period. The motion Sabinal City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. On August 26, 2013 with was seconded by Eloisa Muniz. Voting for were Alvarado, Van Pelt, the following aldermen, staff and visitors present: Mike Nuckles, Muniz and Nuckles. Voting against was Martinez, citing the rate of Nancy Alvarado, Chuck Van Pelt, Eloisa Muniz, Alma Martinez, pay as her reason. Jesse Rios, Jesus Reyes, Darrell Smart, BettyJo Harris, Nora The last agenda item concerned the sewer line at Nora’s Taco. Van Narvaiz, Rose Alvarado, Farrah Pickens, Norma Pickens, Kevin Pelt stated that the city needs to do the least expensive way. Persyn Persyn, Pancho Schmidt, Santiago Contreras, Jr., Dorothy Howard, stated he can get permission from Alejandro to cross property. Mayor Jorge L. Gonzalez, and Danny Dean. Linda Musquiz was absent. Landeros stated that Mr. Pena still says it is on private property. If the The invocation was led by Betty Jo Harris; and the pledge to the city does this (dig up 52 feet and replace, it will be a one time only. United States flag was led by Mayor Landeros. Then Gomez will be responsible for her line. If L. B. Trulove and On a motion by Muniz and second by Alvarado, all five voted to Mrs. Gomez agree and sign a release. approve the accounts payable as presented. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Muniz, the city will dig up Under citizen comments, Santiago Contreras, Jr. said that he thought 52 feet of sewer line and replace it if Gomez accepts the terms of the city should, during budget time, fund a backup for the office release for the city. She will be reponsible to maintain her line going workers at city hall. forward. All five voted for. The next agenda item was to consider procuring the surplus chutes On a motion by Muniz and second by Martinez, all five voted to and panels from the county for Sabinal’s rodeo arena. Schmidt said adjourn at 10:15 p.M. what is there is rusted down. The value would be $20,000. To $25,000. It could be taken out in kind, perhaps at the landfill (transfer station). Schmidt said the equipment is new, looks like it has never been used. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Muniz, all five voted to have Schmidt and possibly Nancy Alvarado meet with the judge to determine price and terms. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Nuckles, all five voted to proceed to go back and pick up all brush and debris one time. That way, no one can say their old (or new) loads have not been picked up. On agenda items number 7, 8, and 9, Alvarado moved and Nuckles seconded to table until a workshop. All five voted for. On the item regarding a traffic control gate on Pickford Street (school)Alvarado moved to table to the next meeting. Muniz seconded the motion. Voting for were Alvarado, Van Pelt, Nuckles and Muniz. Martinez abstained. Motion passed. Water At 7:30 p.M., Mayor Landeros called the closed sessions to order: section 551.074 To hire Jorge Gonzalez as a full time Harvesting officer and 551.074 Interview Kevin Persyn, Charles Otto & Pickens and Cesar Lopez for public works director. At 10:00 p.m., Mayor Landeros called the council into open session. No Reclamation action was taken in closed session. On a motion by Van Pelt and second by Nuckles, all five voted to hire Jorge Gonzalez as a full time officer, starting salary to be $11.90, With 180 day probationary period, depending on drug testing. After probation. Salary will increase to $12.25 Per hour. Accredited Professional Nancy Alvarado moved to hire Kevin Persyn at a rate of


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Old Ingram Loop boasts great history, as the place “Treating your family like our family since 2007” where Ingram began by Irene Van Winkle

catch a mess of ‘em. I wish I could go fishing more often these days.” The Ridenours’ cafe and rooming house, Leona said, was near the ice house and the Ingrams’. The property near Indian Creek bridge is now owned by the Curtis Smith descendants. Across the street from the former ice house, at what is now Sorella’s boutique, was Ingram’s original telephone company, and it also served as Dr. Fowler’s medical office. Vernon said the good doctor delivered him as a baby, and, Leona added, “Dr. Fowler delivered my kids, too.” Going west down the loop at the corner of Kitty’s Way is the building that used to be a popular bar, Miss Kitty’s. “There were always a lot of bars here in the old loop,” Leona said. “Kitty was Pete Lackey’s sister. She was also married to James Maxwell and had two daughters. One of them is Judy Wunsch. Later, Kitty married a man named West.” Across the corner at what is now Ingram Now Todd Winters’ studio and gallery, this building once was the Ingram Post Office. Gallery, owned by Lavinia Schlabach, was Photo by Irene Van Winkle once a resale shop called Yesterday’s Lace. Leona Stone Lackey Smith, 93, a proud Ingramite and once a “There was an arbor there, and where a lot subject of this series for the Clark family history, knows her of the strong men around here used to hold wrestling matches,” hometown about as well as anyone still living. Leona said. “Pete Lackey was part of that group that used to Her late cousin, Vernon Burns, was Ingram’s postmaster from wrestle there.” 1957-1973, who also knew its history. Vernon’s mother, Sarah It is also where La Rive Gauche used to sit, according to another “Ruth” Clark Burns and Leona’s mother, “Babe,” were sisters, and native of the area, David Lee. daughters of early settler John T. Clark. At 212 Old Ingram Loop, now Todd Winters’ studio and gallery, Vernon’s fascinating narrative about old Ingram, which he wrote was one of the early old post office buildings. Vernon enumerated after he retired, forms the cornerstone for this story. He jotted other former postmasters: Elias Wallis and J. T. Wolf (who only down many of his memories, plus much about the oldtimers that he lasted six months and 10 days). On Sept. 1, 1888, W.T. Lee took also gleaned from family and friends. Naturally, Vernon elaborated over, who, Vernon said, “was to be our fourth postmaster during somewhat on the post office history and its postmasters, and which (Grover) Cleveland’s first term as president.” buildings housed various homes, businesses and institutions. Next was Martha Ann Jolly Lee (whose clerk was her daughter, On a recent drive around Old Ingram Loop, Leona confirmed much Pearl), and David said Martha made history by being Ingram’s of what Vernon documented nearly 30 years ago. Of course, many first postmistress. Martha and her husband, William, were David’s of the buildings have undergone transformations, and some were great-grandparents (see West Kerr Current issue of Feb. 22, 2007 demolished or washed away, but enough remains that some of the for the Lee family story). flavor is still there. After Martha came Postmaster Orris Garland, who also owned a Old Ingram Loop is where the original town of Ingram sprang up. drug store across from the newer T.J. Moore’s, whose pharmacist In 1879, John C.W. Ingram, who moved to the Hill Country from was George Colvin. Then, John Leinweber served as postmaster, California, bought a tract of land from A.M. Morriss, and there he followed by Mary Ruth Lee, who David said was Charlie Lee’s established a store which “became the nucleus” of what was to be wife. known as the town of Ingram. He and both of his wives (Mandana, What is now Steve Napper’s art gallery, across from Winters’, and Sarah Alice Nichols) are buried in Nichols Cemetery. Leona said was also once a beer joint. “John C.W. Ingram was also our first postmaster of record and a Earlier, it had also been Shaefer’s Grocery, which Leona said was Methodist minister,” Vernon wrote. more a beer joint than a grocery store. She remembered that earlier, The Ingram family lived in a two-story frame house located at it had also been a filling station. the same spot where now Willie and Minnie Gumbert live, on the The long strip of shops on the western end of the loop now eastern end of the loop across from the day care center. occupied by silversmith Clint Orms, leather craftsman Don Incidentally, the Gumberts’ own history on the loop goes back to Atkinson and sculptor Tom Moss has also undergone a myriad of the 1940s, when their family built a successful cedar business at changes, Leona said — formerly T.J. Moore’s, a grocery, Back the western end of the loop. Door Pottery and other enterprises. One of the Ingrams’ neighbors was Mrs. Ode McGrew, Vernon Located outside Old Ingram Loop heading eastward, Leona pointed said, whose house washed away in the flood of 1932, as did the out a house where not only Vernon’s family lived for a while, but Ingrams’ home and the Burnses then-residence. (Vernon’s vivid was also the home of Curtis Colbath. It sits at #321 on SH 39, and personal recollections of that flood will be featured in a later is owned by Copper Cactus, which has gradually expanded up and family story.) out from down the hill. Around the corner from the old Ingram home, Vernon’s father, Nearby is where Vernon said he used to walk to the elementary Luther Burns, ran an ice house (now gone). It sat on the school. southeastern corner of Old Ingram Loop and Indian Creek Road. Leona is also proud of her grandfather Clark, who built and rented Leona said she remembered that Luther and his family lived right homes up and down what is now Ingram Loop, from the corner behind the ice house. She also recalled the ice house, and how far house (which still remains) across the highway, all the way up away Luther drove to reach some of his customers who needed ice. Clark Street. His homeplace was at 107 Clark Street, but of course, “Uncle Luther had ice, and he sold watermelons there, too,” she the original building is long gone. said. “He would drive his old pickup truck up and down along the “He rented homes real cheap to a lot of poor people in this area,” river to deliver his ice, all the way out to the camps. That was in Leona said. “You’d be surprised at how many people could barely the days before they had electric refrigerators.” even afford to live there back then.” She also remembered one of her favorite pastimes nearby. But every time Leona drives up and down that stretch, it puts a “I used to go down to the old bridge down there at Indian Creek proud smile on her face to see what her family had accomplished in and loved to go fishing by myself,” Leona said. “I’d get out to the town she still calls home. places a goat wouldn’t go. Perch were my favorite, and I’d always


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OB ITUARIES Mary Beth Monroe


15, 1947 - August 27, 2013)

Mary Beth Monroe of Reagan Wells, TX passed from this life to be with her Lord Jesus on August 27, 2013 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 65. She was born November 15, 1947 in Bryan, Texas to Hardy Lewis Todd and Jimmie Roe Stewart Todd. She married James Eugene Monroe on December 31, 1977 at the Reagan Wells Baptist Church where they would worship together for over thirty years. A teacher as her lifework, she was the professor of physics at Southwest Texas Junior College at Uvalde for some thirty eight years, dedicated to her students and to the development of their scientific studies. Active in the American Association of Physics Teachers, she served in various offices and capacities, having been voted national president elect when failing health forced her to step aside. To honor her many years of service, the membership elected her President Pro Tem in July 2013. A highlight of her career, in 2010 she was awarded the coveted Melba Newell Phillips Medal, the AAPT’s highest recognition for member leadership and service. Retired from teaching, Mary Beth lived her final time at home at Flying J Ranch in her loved Dry Frio Canyon. She is survived by her husband; son James Todd Monroe and wife Leslie, of Eureka, MO, and daughter Julie Elizabeth Bastuk and husband Michael of Corning, NY, as well as grandchildren Alexander Michael Bastuk, Graham Ethan Bastuk, Aislie Frances Monroe, Landon James Bastuk, and James Reilly Monroe, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Also sisters-in-law, Carol Monroe Brown and special friend Robert Bristol, Laura Monroe Malke and husband Johnny, and brother-in-law David Monroe and wife Sherry, and a host of friends and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law Howard Emil Brown, Jr. Services were held on September 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Reagan Wells Baptist Church with burial following in the Heard Cemetery. Brother Robert Garland officiated. Funeral arrangements are by Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Reagan Wells Baptist Church or to the charity of one’s choice.

Maria Varela Lamboy


10, 1922 - August 29, 2013)

Maria Varela Lamboy of Uvalde passed away at her residence on August 29, 2013 at the age of 91. She was born on April 10, 1922 in Knippa, Texas to Constancio and Dolores (Torres) Varela. She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Zamora of Lewisville, Palmira Alcala of Austin, Christina Saiz of Uvalde and Norma Rodriguez of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; sons, Oscar Lamboy and wife Carmen of Ft. Mead, Florida and Jesse Lamboy of Uvalde; 21 grandchildren, 54 great- grandchildren, 21 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Brenda Lamboy. A rosary will be held on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed at Knippa Cemetery. Pallbearers were Rosendo Saiz; Christina Hernandez; Jesse Ortiz; Chris Trevino; Robert Trevino; Johnny Trevino; Joey Gonzales; and Ron Flores.

Elvira Gonzales Flores


1, 1925 - August 28, 2013)

Elvira Gonzales Flores of Uvalde passed away at Amistad Nursing Home in Uvalde on August 28, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born on June 1, 1925 in Campwood to Vicente and Catarina Gonzales. She is survived by her daughter, Enriquetta Jimenez and husband Manuel of Uvalde; sons, Homer Valle of Uvalde and Ernesto Flores Jr. and wife Linda of Carrizo Springs; brother , Arturo Gonzales and wife Yolanda of Uvalde; grandchildren, Margaret Salinas, Deanna Cook, Geneva Silva, Ernesto Flores III and Iris Jimenez; 10 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernesto M. Flores; parents; sisters, Amelia Flores, Santos Castro and Guadalupe Cuellar and brother, Vicente Gonzales. A rosary will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eleazar Salinas, Erron Salinas, Elliott Salinas, Elexander Salinas, Henry Silva, Jeremy Silva, Ernesto Flores IV and Ethan Flores.

I have this friend. She is a unique sort of woman. She is the mother of young children and a computer expert. Actually, I think she might be a computer geek. My association with her began through a women’s club membership. It expanded as we attended meetings together, traveled across the great state of Texas for rallies, and generally participated in community improvement activities. I could always tell, there was something underlying about her, but I did not want to get into it. My life was busy enough without meddling into hers. I really just needed her to keep her problems to herself, and she did. One Saturday afternoon, she called me. Her voice was the same as usual, brightly toned, but void of emotion. She opened our conversation with her usual directness, informing me that her call was in connection to my professional expertise. I offered my standard reply, “Sure, what can I help you with?” I thought she was going to ask me about something she had read on the internet concerning some crazy funeral tradition; but she did not. She shocked me, right there through the phone. Her next statement hit me from left field and I stood there dumb struck. In an instant, I knew I had been a horrible friend. Actually, I had not been a friend at all. I should have listened to the promptings of my heart and reached out to a young woman in a horrible situation, but I did not want to do it. Deep down in my soul, I knew she had problems, but I didn’t want to acknowledge them. I did not want to sacrifice my time, nor my efforts, to reach out to someone who was desperately in need of protection and support. To this day, I am ashamed of myself. I put my own concerns, my own time, and the management of my funeral practice, before the needs of someone who truly needed just a little bit of help. I think the slightest effort on my part would have meant the world to her. As I waited for her question, she bluntly announced that her husband had just shot himself in the brain, and was dead on their apartment floor. I nearly dropped the phone. After a moment of shock, I asked her, “Have you called the Police?” “They are on their way.” she replied. “Where are your children?” “In the next room.” She said nonchalantly. “Have you called anyone else?” “Pastor is on his way.” I could hear the sirens in the background. I told her to let the police and paramedics enter her home. She did. They quickly assessed the situation and whisked her husband off to the hospital. I told her I would meet her there. Her husband was pronounced DOA. As I entered the emergency room foyer, I could see her walking toward me. She reached out, and latched onto me, as though she were a small child at a horror flick. She gripped me so tightly, breathing frantically, burying her

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face at the nape of my neck. Everything seemed to slow down to a snail’s pace. I brushed away the hair that had fallen into her face. I kissed the crown of her head, and patted her on the back. I coddled her as I would a child, and told her I would help her through this. She was terrified, and the person there to give her comfort, was the woman that had never offered to help her before tragedy struck. She held onto me as though I were her mother. It broke my heart to see her suffer so severely. I was horrified at myself, and I knew that I had been a self-absorbed workaholic; too busy and stressed to assist a friend. How’s that for knowing you’ve messed up in life? She was shaking, yet to those who did not know her, she seemed calm. To me, she was a little girl acting all grown up and brave; but I knew she was terrified. I could see it in her eyes, I could hear it in her voice, and it cut me to the core. She asked me about funeral services, the least expensive possible, and I took him away. A few days later, we held his service at my funeral home. I was surprised at the number and notable people who attended. This man, who had been horrid to his wife and bothersome in most social situations, had extreme political influence. His unique ability to blog and bend public opinion was very evident by those in attendance. Thankfully, my friend has found a new life. She seems much happier. She is engaged to be married, has started a computer game business, and has moved to a different state. We keep in touch, mainly through social media. I am thankful her life has found new direction. In my nightly reflections, my prayers are for the both of us. That her life will be better, that her newly found euphoria will sustain her, and that she will find a better friend to her than I ever was. For me, I pray that I will never allow myself to become so absorbed in my work that I value my time and efforts more than I do the needs of one of God’s precious children. Also, that I will be a better friend from this day forward. Lesson to self: People are in your life for a purpose. Follow the promptings of your heart. No matter how busy you are, take a moment, and offer a helping hand of support. Goodness knows; you may need it yourself someday. Wouldn’t it be a pity if the person there to help you, turned out to be just like you? Hum, food for thought. I am thankful for my friend. She taught me so much about where my life was going. She helped me prioritize life and people, over work and bills. She redirected me back to a better me. My name is Tracy Renee Lee. I am a funeral director, author, and freelance writer. I write books, weekly articles, and brief tips on understanding and coping with grief. It is my life’s work to comfort the bereaved and help them live on. Please follow my blog at http:// and Twitter account @PushnUpDaisies, visit my website or read my book “Pushin’ Up Daisies” for additional encouragement and information.

Two Men and Their Contrasting Views

There once were two men who had differing views on spiritual things. The first man believed many different things at the same time. He had heard about karma, yin/yang, ju ju, reincarnation, etc.; and he ‘kinda’ believed them all. He believed that whatever happened in this life would be balanced out by the opposite ‘forces’ and that he would have another chance when he came back again to change things. The second man believed that the Bible was probably right when it says “For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.”(Ecclesiastes 12:14). After all, if there is a Creator, and He is a kind, loving and just God, how could He not judge and punish evil? But it would be fair to judge a man because for what others (or unseen forces) had done? The first man lived his life without seriously thinking about the effect that his words and actions had on others. He felt that ‘the stars’ or one’s ‘fate’ were what caused things to happen and he was just a player in the game of life; what happens happens - you just accept it and get on with your life. He believed that when the end finally came he would be reincarnated anyway and have another chance for things to work out differently. Over and over and over again the cycle of life and death would come upon all men. Why worry about something beyond your control? The second man believed the Bible’s warning, “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). His understanding of Scripture reinforced this principle. God had told His people long ago “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” (Ezekiel 18:20). This man realized that his actions were under his control and that he would be held accountable for the way that he lived his life. The first man may have been oblivious to how his words and actions affected others; and he may have genuinely believed that some outside forces were responsible for his behavior but

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he could not explain how this kind of world could be considered just or fair. He wanted to see justice meted out when he saw someone cheated or abused. He wondered, “when will the mean and wicked be punished?” The idea of bad people coming back again and again was disturbing to him. The second man knew that in the end all men would be judged for their own actions whether good or bad. “If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life.” (Ezekiel 18:26-27). Every man only lives once - he better make the right choices while he can. Charlie Gant Evangelist - Real County Church (830) 232 4777 P.O. Box 837, Leakey, TX 78873


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REALITY TELEVISION...FANTASY or REALITY? Originally, television had two main objectives, to Entertain and to Inform, but as time went on, it became much more. It became a baby sitter for the very young and the very old. It also became a vehicle for escaping the rigors of everyday life for just about everybody else. There has always been a certain amount of people that have had a real problem distinguishing the differences between fiction and reality. I have come to the conclusion that, that also must include some television executives, producers and actors. The programming that comes into our homes include movies, dramas, sitcoms and a variety of other series, reality TV, the latest news and documentaries. However, there is a huge difference between reality TV and documentaries. Almost all of these are fiction, not documentaries. Would it surprise you, if I told you that there have been nearly three hundred supposed

‘reality shows’? Some of the best in my humble opinion have been, ‘Amazing Race’, ‘America’s Got Talent’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Animal Planet’, ‘Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?’, ‘Dancing With The Stars‘, and everybody’s favorite, ‘Duck Dynasty’. Television channels that have jumped on this bandwagon include, A&E, ABC, Bravo, CBS, Discovery, E!, Fox, History, Lifetime, MTV, NBC, Oxygen and SCI-FI. They’re producing shows at a horrendous rate. They are producing shows about anything and everything, anything that they think somebody will watch. Some of these shows range from being real good in quality to outrageous and just plain stupid, but most are at least entertaining. Just to show the diversity of these programs, I’ll list a few, perhaps you’ve never heard of or seen any of these, but the titles will give you a good idea as to content. They include, ‘16

And Pregnant’, ‘American Hoggers’, ‘American Pickers’, ‘Bad Girls Club’, ‘Dog, The Bounty Hunter’, ‘Here comes Honey Boo Boo’, ‘Hoarders’, ‘ Pawn Stars’, ‘Real Housewives’, ‘ Swamp People’, ‘Teen Moms’ and ‘Undercover Boss’. When a network has what they consider to be a ‘real’ winner, they quickly create a ‘spin-off’. Here is a few examples, ‘American Pickers’ spawned, ‘Sister Pickers’ and after ‘Pawn Stars’ came ‘Cajan Pawn Stars’, Beverly Hills Pawn Shop’ and a new one called, ‘Hardcore Pawn’. Real Housewives? One lead to seven, ‘Real Housewivies of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Miami, New Jersey, New York and Orange County’. ‘Storage Wars’ aren’t just in California any more. Now, there’s ‘Storage Wars Texas’. ‘Storage Wars New York’ and ‘Storage Wars Canada’. Dancing? ‘Dance Machine’, ‘Dance Moms’, ‘Dance Wars’ and ‘Dance

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Your Ass Off’. Kardashian? ‘Khloe & Lamar’, Kourtney& Khloe Takes Miami’, ‘Kourtney & Khloe Take New York’, and ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’. Sometimes, what happens behind the camera is just as interesting as that happens in front of it. Here are a few examples, Joshua Tel Warner, a member of the Discovery Channel’s ‘Deadliest Catch’, was arrested in Illinois for bank robbery in Jan. 2010. Warner was already wanted in Oregon for three robberies. From the same show, 34 year old, Justin Tennison was found dead in his hotel room, after an all night drug and booze party. MTV’s ‘16 & Pregnant’s’ Joshua Drummond was arrested and charged with seven felonies for forging hot checks. Oxygen Reality Tv’s, ’Bad Girl’s Club’ cast member Catya Washington was arrested and charged on gun and drug charges.

Evelyn Lozade of ’Basketball Wives’, was the victim of spousal abuse, her husband Chad Johnson put her in the hospital. Lamar Odom of Kardashian fames loses his position with the L.A. Lakers due to repeated arrests, drug addiction and DUI’s. Let me close by telling you about a man who’s sentiments I agree with, but not his actions. James L. Lee (43) with explosives strapped to his chest, stormed the offices of the Discovery Channel and took hostages. He demanded that they stop producing programs like ‘Deadliest Catch’, ‘Kate Plus 8’ and ‘19 Kids And Counting’. Lee said, “that humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what’s left of this planet”. He demanded they that produce healthy shows about saving the planet and it’s animals. Swat teams stormed the building and killed him! How is that for REALITY?

Stripes Convenience Stores to provide fundraising support of Texas 4-H

By: Paul Schattenberg

COLLEGE S TAT I O N – The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation and Stripes Convenience Stores will begin the fourth year of their 4-H fundraising alliance in conjunction with Stripes Store locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, said a Texas 4-H official. The Texas 4-H program is administered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, part of the Texas A&M University System. This year’s fundraising effort, known as “Helping Today’s Kids Become Tomorrow’s Leaders,” will run from Sept. 215, according to said Jana Barrett, Texas 4-H Foundation development relations coordinator at College Station. Stripes Stores customers may participate by stopping in at one of 570 store locations throughout the three states and buying a 4-H clover cutout or ‘mobile’ for one dollar. Those who purchase a clover receive a coupon for a free 12 oz. Slush Monkey and receive special buy-oneget-one-free pricing on a Monkey Loco Candy. “Funds are used to benefit 4-H locally in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico counties where the stores are located,” Barrett said. “These funds have been used to help counties with their leadership training efforts, help youth attend leadership camps and present workshops, purchase needed equipment, pay registration expenses for 4-H contest participation, and support various 4-H programs and activities.” This year, participating stores include all Stripes locations throughout Texas, including the Lower Rio Grande Valley area and newly opened stores within the state, as well as stores in eight additional counties of Oklahoma and New Mexico. “We want to make this year our biggest 4-H Foundation and Stripes Stores collaborative fundraising year to date, with a goal of $400,000 for what is the nation’s largest youth development organization,” Barrett said. She noted that while counties throughout Texas were helped by last year’s fundraiser, some of those receiving the greatest financial benefit from 2012 efforts included Victoria, Dimmit, Harris, Lubbock, Midland, Reagan, Val Verde and Wichita. “Funds from last year’s fundraiser allowed us to increase our 4-H participation at the district, county and state level by reimbursing 4-H families for their contest entry fees,” said Sheryl Nolen, AgriLife Extension agent 4-H and youth development for Harris County. “This ‘Get Your Green On’ effort increased participation from 10 kids to 60 kids at the county level. The funds also allowed

us to bring 80 4-H members to our daylong leadership camp so they could learn about leadership roles within the 4-H program.” Nolen said other fundraiser funds went to support existing 4-H programs and toward new program resources, including resources for their new clothing and textiles effort. Barrett said during this year’s fundraising campaign representatives from 4-H will continue their popular Facebook contest. Photos will be submitted to the Texas 4-H Foundation and posted on the Texas 4-H Friends & Alumni Facebook page where they can vote for their favorite picture. The county with the picture getting the most Facebook likes will receive an additional donation sponsored by the Alumni Association. “The 4-H and Youth Development Program is a recognized leader in developing life skills, empowering youth and volunteers, and facilitating effective partnerships to create capable and responsible citizens,” Barrett said. “We’re grateful to once again have the support of Stripes Convenience Stores through this multi-state fundraising effort.” “Now in our fourth year as a 4-H alliance member, we are really excited about our upcoming campaign,” said Steve DeSutter, Stripes Convenience Stores president and CEO. “With the combined generosity of our customers and the hard work and dedication of our team members we can raise needed funds for these programs which support youth leadership, healthy living, and educational scholarships for local students. We want to make a difference, and we plan to do it one dollar at a time.” DeSutter said Stripes Stores and the Susser family maintain a longstanding tradition of investing in health and education programs that focus on children. “We carefully choose initiatives that inspire us, and we are proud to provide support that aids the communities we love so much,” he said. Since 2004, Stripes Convenience Stores has given back over $11.1 million to support hospitals, schools and other community programs through its longtime relationship with organizations such as Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes, South Texas Academic Rising Scholars, 4-H and the United Way. Stripes Stores officials said more than $391,000 has been raised for 4-H through this alliance since 2010 and they hope to surpass the half-million dollar mark with the 2013 campaign in September. For more information of the fundraising effort, contact Barrett at 979-845-1213 or A list of participating Stripes stores can be found at http://www.texas4hfo under the Stripes Stores Alliance tab. For information on the Texas 4-H Friends and Alumni Association, go to

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013


By Elaine Padgett Carnegie

This week I have found some “fun” recipes. I haven’t tried any of them but they would be really good for a special occaison, party or get together! The Frito Pie is a twist on our old favorite and sounds wonderful for a cold, rainy day which I am personally praying for! The Chicken Spaghetti is an old family favorite of ours and anytime my kids are all together I have to make only problem these days is making adjust the ingredients to meet your family’s needs. I cook this recipe for about 20 or so.


1, 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed well and drained Frito-crumb crust shells 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced small 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cored, diced small 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cored, diced small 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb ground beef 1 poblano pepper, roasted and diced small 1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced (NOTE: Omit for a milder chili) 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped 1 to 2 Tbsp chili powder (more or less to suit your

crust bottoms all over with tines of a fork. Bake shells 10 to 12 minutes or until the shells are crisp, but not browned. Remove from oven. Make chili: Roast poblano pepper by placing it on a cookie sheet under the broiler for three minutes on each side. Place charred pepper in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside. In a heavy saute pan, melt butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, until onion is translucent. Add bell pepper and galic; reduce heat to medium. Cook for an addtional 5 minutes until garlic is fragrant, but not browned. In a separate heavy skillet, brown the beef. Pour off fat. Set meat aside. Add poblano, jalapeno (if using) chipotle peppers, chili powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper (if using) to the onion mixture. Stir to combine. Cook for three or four minutes, adding a few tsp of olive oil if the ingredients start to stick or dry out. Stir in beef and crushed tomatoes. Add beans and beer. Heat to boiling. Cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir occasionally and add more ale if the pot dries out. Remove from heat and season to taste with lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Preheat oven to 400. Spread cook sheet with parchment paper. Set pie tins on the parchment and fill each with chili. (You’ll have some chili left over to eat on the side.) Top each pie with cheese; bake for 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is completely melted. Garnish with sour cream, oregano and crushed corn chips. Serve immediately. First fill a big stock pot with water. Clean and rinse whole fryer or chicken pieces. Add chicken to your pot of water, I also add a little Lawry’s Season Salt & Poultry Seasoning but thats optional. Wash hands after handling chicken. Turn stove to high and let chicken come to a boil.


Old Fashioned Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 1 whole chicken fryer Frito Crumb Crust Ingredients (Recipe by taste) 1 - 12 oz package spaghetti noodles Monica Kass Rogers) 1 Tbsp ground cumin 1 - 16 oz (1 lb) package Velveeta 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp finely chopped fresh Mexican oregano cheese, cubed 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper (Note: Omit for 1 - 10.5 oz can cream of chicken 3 oz corn chips, divided a milder chili) soup 1 cup all-purpose flour 1, 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 - 14 oz can chicken broth or 2 cups 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal (we used Bob’s Red 8-ounces light ale or wheat beer reserved broth Mill, medium grind) juice of two limes (more or less to taste) 1 - stick margarine (1/2 Cup) 1 Tbsp kosher salt kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to 1 - 8oz package shredded mild or 1/2 tsp granulated sugar taste sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper shredded sharp Cheddar cheese for topping 1 - small onion, chopped 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes sour cream, for topping 3-4 celery ribs, chopped 1 ounce shredded sharp Cheddar cheese finely snipped Mexican oregano and crushed 1 small can mushroom stems and Chili Ingredients corn chips as garnish pieces Fill a big stock pot with water. Instructions Clean and rinse whole fryer or chicken pieces. Once chicken comes to a rolling boil, turn heat Make pie shells: Stir vinegar into water and set aside. Places two ounces of chips in food processor and pulse until chips are crushed into small, uniform crumbs. (About 30 seconds.) This should make down and simmer chicken until done. For a whole fryer about an hour. Adjust time for pieces or breasts. Reserve broth. I generally throw some salt, black pepper, celery, onion and garlic in with about 1/2 cup of crumbs. Add flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar and black pepper to the processor and pulse three more times to bring the ingredients together. Add cubed butter and pulse more–just until the chicken to season both the broth and chicken. Just a little of each.Cook Spaghetti noodles per package directions, but instead adding the spaghetti to water I use the chicken broth that the chicken sandy. About 20 or 30 seconds. Break up remaining 1 ounce of chips with fingers (or slightly crush with a rolling pin.) Add these chips and the shredded cheese to the food processor and pulse 3 times. cooked in. Add spaghetti noodles and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer noodles till tender. While spaghetti noodles are cooking go ahead and start deboning the chicken (make sure it is cool Add 1/4 cup of the vinegar water and pulse 2 or three more times. Open processor and squeeze a enough to handle) or break chicken breasts to smaller pieces if just using breasts. Chop up your walnut-sized clump of the dough in your palm. If it’s still too crumbly and does not hold together, vegetables. and melt the stick of margarine or 1/2 cup. In a small skillet. Saute your vegetables until add more vinegar water, 1 Tbsp at a time, until the dough holds together when squeezed. Preheat cooked and veggies are translucent in color. oven to 375. Butter pie tins. Press crumbs up the sides and across the bottoms of the tin. Prick the In a large bowl combine cubed velveeta cheese, chicken broth & cream of chicken soup. Place in microwave and cook on low for a about 5-7 minutes until mixture is smooth and cheese is melted. (you can also use the defrost setting) To the cheese mixture add cooked vegetables with butter, spaghetti noodles and chicken pieces. Shirley Shandley, Broker Stir to combine. Spray a 9x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and add combined mixture. Top finished casserole with 8oz of shredded cheddar cheese. 698 Highway 83 South * Office 830-232-6422 Place casserole in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for about 45 minutes or · #43 – NEW LISTING! 3 BD/2 BA Home, fenced yard, chickens $265,000 until cheese is golden brown and casserole is bubbly. Remove from oven let cool NCISD, no city taxes $68,500 · #77 - 3 River Access tracts w/3 BD/2 BA home & Frio and serve. I often serve with garlic bread. · #2 – NEW LISTING! 25 AC MOL, End of road privacy, River Access thru 2 parks $350,000


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1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread 5 tablespoons butter, softened 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon dried oregano salt and pepper to taste 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat the broiler. Cut the bread into slices 1 to 2 inches thick. In a small bowl, mix butter, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture evenly on the bread slices. (Or the short version...1 loaf of french bread. Melt butter in microwave add pinch of salt and garlic powder to taste. Put in fridge till butter is spreadable. Spread over french bread and toast under broiler)


1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix 1 cup sour cream 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1/2 cup warm water 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar. Drizzle with Choclate Ganache and top with chopped nuts of your choosing. Basic Chocolate Ganache-Basic ganache consists of just two ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream. Here’s how it’s made: Bring the cream to a boil, then remove from the heat at once and pour over a bowl of chopped chocolate. Let it stand, covered, for a moment to soften the chocolate, then whisk until smooth.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hill Country Herald Page 11

THE METTLE OF THE MEN This picture is of Ranger Company “B” in the late1800’s. I love to really study these old pictures; to look at the stance, the clothing and the expressions on the men’s faces. Even the way they hold themselves can tell you something of the men they were. This week we are going to touch on some of the better known Texas Rangers and some little known facts within the heritage that they left to those who remember them. In 1894-95, the Rangers scouted 173,381 miles; made 676 arrests; returned 2,856 head of stolen livestock to the owners, assisted civil authorities 162 times and guarded jails on 13 occasions. In 1900, the Frontier Battalion faded along with the frontier; but by July of 1901, the Legislature passed a new law concerning the Ranger service. The force, organized by the governor, was created for protection of the frontier against all manner of lawlessness throughout the state. Ranger captains picked their own men, who had to furnish their own horses and could dress as they choose. They did not even have a standard badge. The law allowed Ranger companies of 20 men each. The career of Co. B. (pictured) Capt. W.J. McDonald, and a book written about him, added to the Ranger legend, including two of its most famous sayings. The often repeated “One Riot, One Ranger” appears to be based on several statements attributed to Capt. McDonald by Albert Bigelow Paine in his classic book, Captain Bill McDonald: Texas Ranger. When sent to Dallas to prevent a scheduled prizefight, McDonald was greeted at the train station by the city’s anxious mayor, who asked: “Where are the others?” To that McDonald is said to have replied, “Hell! ain’t I enough? There’s only one prize-fight!” And on the title page of Paine’s 1909 book on McDonald are 19 words labeled as Capt. McDonald’s creed: “No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that’s in the right and keeps on a-comin’.” Those words have evolved into the Ranger creed. Unfortunately what we love most, the wide open spaces of our state and the varied topography is what made the “Texas Rangers” a necessity in their “hey day.” Long lands populated sparsely were easy picking for Indians, Mexican marauder’s and people whose conscience did not pang them in the middle of the night! To understand the men as they began and as they grew into what

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they became and the legend associated with them, we have to understand and accept that it was a “growing” time. Just because a man wore a “Ranger” badge did not mean that he was a good or in some cases even a law abiding man. Yet for the most part the bad seeds were winnowed out with time and experience (and history) teaches us that the caliber of man it took to do the job of the Texas Ranger was like no other! One of the most infamous early Texas Rangers was John Coffee “Jack” Hays. He came to San Antonio in 1837 and within three years was named a Ranger captain. Hays built a reputation fighting Indians and Mexican bandits. An Indian who switched sides and rode with Hays and his men called the young Ranger captain “brave too much”. In dealing with persons deemed a threat to Texas, Hays helped establish another Ranger tradition--toughness mixed with a reliance on the latest in technology according to a short piece on him on the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame website. The same source tells us about the New England gun maker, Samuel Colt. Colt had invented a fragile .36 caliber fiveshot revolver, a weapon Hays and his men used with deadly effect in defense of the Texas frontier. No longer would his men have to pause in battle to reload single-shot pistols and rifles while the Indians continued firing arrows. Colt built his reputation on the use of his weapons by the Texas Rangers. One of Hays’ men, Samuel H. Walker, made some suggestions for improving the pistol that Colt adopted during the Mexican War. The new weapon, the five-pound frontier equivalent of a nuclear bomb, was called the Walker Colt. Today we can only imagine what our lives would be like in the State of Texas today if our forefathers had not included men like the Texas Rangers…men who wore the badge and not only talked the talk…but walked the walk. I think of them as a “force” that molded and shaped their era and ultimately our own, not perfect, but evolving with time and circumstance. When I saw again the devastation of the Twin Towers on 9-11 as I wrote this article, I thought of how many heroic people, men and women that our nation has fostered throughout its history. It is a land like no other and I am so thankful to be a part of this Nation under God…and specifically a Texan!

Four Ways to Help a Kid Learn to Hunt Know a kid who wants to hunt? Besides being fun, hunting teaches valuable lessons about wildlife resources, conservation, safety, and ethics. Here are four ways to get started: •Statewide youth only open seasons These special seasons for licensed hunters under 17 target deer, turkey, squirrel, and waterfowl and are scheduled for when youth are out of school. •Youth only and youth/adult hunting on public lands Holders of an APH Permit, a valid Texas hunting license and any required stamps may take youth under age 17 hunting free of charge on Public Hunting Lands.

•Drawn youth hunts Drawings place a limited number of youth in high quality supervised Youth Only hunts for deer, feral hogs, javelina, turkey, exotics and alligators supervised by a non-hunting adult (18 years of age or older) also listed on the application card. There are no application fees for these youth hunts. The deadlines for many of these hunts are coming up soon, September 11 and October 10.

Operation Game Thief is Texas’ wildlife crime-stoppers program, offering rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction for a wildlife crime. Call 1-800-792-GAME (4263) any time, day or night when you suspect poaching or any game law violation, and provide

the following information to the Texas Parks and Wildlife police communications dispatcher: • the nature of the violation • the location of the violation • the name and/or description of the violator

•Texas Youth Hunting Program Safe, educational and very affordable youth hunts (including introductory hunts)

target deer, turkey, hogs, javelina, exotics, dove, small game, waterfowl, varmints and other species. Mentors, lodging and meals are usually provided. •Watch a video about youth on their first duck hunt through this partnership between the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and TPWD. These hunts are for youth age 9-17 who have taken Hunter Education. Cost: $110 for youth and adult

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PRICE REDUCED 3 bedroom 3 bth home on river front lot in Frio Pecan Farm. Like new condition with huge deck overlooking the river. Great income potential. Price reduced to $335,000. GREAT HUNTING PROPERTY 153 acres near Vance. Remote, heavily wooded with well and electricity. All for only $229,900. Cadillac Farms, 244 ac located 2 miles west of Leakey. A little bit of everything, fields, mtns, old ranch house, rustic barn. Fronts on FM 337 with Patterson Creek forming the southern boundary. Abundant wildlife. Call for details. HIDDEN RIVER RANCH: 265 acres with a river running through it. Beautiful open fields and huge Pecan bottoms. Abundant wildlife, improvements include 3 single family residences, horse barns and pens, Indian Mounds. It doesn’t get any better than this one. Call today for a showing. CANYON OAKS Three bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath home on River Road. Income producing. Reduced to $299,000 CON CAN COUNTRY CLUB Golf Course lots in Con Can Country Club! 1⁄2 acre prime residential sites on golf course and nightly rentals allowed. Take your pick while they last at $60,000. FRIO PECAN FARM managed rental with 2b/2ba, covered porch, beautiful Pecan grove, wildlife, $172,000 FRIO RIVER PLACE Beautiful 1.93 acre building site, heavily wooded. Quiet location. $109,500. FRIO RIVER RANCH A beautiful hill country home sitting on the bank of the Frio River. Three bedrooms with 2 1⁄2 baths, high ceilings, open floor plan. All this plus a detached 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with approximately 148 feet of frontage along the east bank of the river. Close to town, yet private. Great income potential, only $469,900. FRIO RIVER RANCH River front home on 2.2 acres. Good swimming hole. Three bedroom 2 bath home with 179 feet of river frontage. Nightly rental potential. $279,500. FRIO TERRITORY This five acre building site on the Frio River is waiting for you. Huge cypress trees line this blue water hole that is teeming with fish. Fronts on Highway 83 and the Frio River, private, yet close to town. Good restrictions, beautiful building site overlooking the river. $329,000 LEAKEY HILLS 38.5 Ac, Co Rd access, barn, cabin, stg shed, well, elec List Price: $140,000 LEAKEY HILLS/10 mi west of Leakey, 20.10 ac hunting tract with abundant wildlife and, beautiful views! Blinds & feeders will convey. List $75,000 LEAKEY HILLS 31 acres with cabin, well, electricity, view for miles, good hunting. $175,000 MOUNTAIN VALLEY 2.3 acres sitting within walking distance of the House Pasture, Concan Country Club and the Frio River. The location doesn’t get any better than this. $129,000. OAKMONT VILLAGE 2.21 acres of heavily wooded building site located just of FM 1120. $49,000 RANCHO REAL River frontage with 22 1⁄2 acres for only $70,000.

RANCHO REAL The perfect hunting tract. 36.7 acres adjoining a large ranch. $71,900. RIVERTREE Beautiful residential building sites ranging in price from $99,900 to $109,950. SADDLE MOUNTAIN Two story, three bedroom 2 bath home on 2.55 acres in quiet area.. Vaulted ceilings with a rock fireplace, covered porch and deck. Great setting for what appears to be the best buy in the Frio Canyon! $195,000. SPICEWOOD SPRINGS Riverfront home on 3.7 acres in Spicewood Springs. Access to over a mile of Frio River. Four bedroom, three bath, 2 story home sitting on bank of river with a wrap around porch. Wont last long at $429,500. SPRING HILL-.3.2 acres. Beautiful lot in a gated subdv, city wtr, O.F. terms 10% Dn,7.9% for 15 yrs: List Price $70,000 SPRING HILL 3.52 acres with a beautiful view overlooking Leakey. City water, Price reduced to $69,500 THE RIDGE-Experience the Texas hill country at its finest w/ private access to your own beautiful Frio River park w/BBQ pavilion. Underground utilities, free roaming wildlife, hiking, biking & much more! This restricted subdivision offers great building sites for your dream home, retirement or vacation getaway. B&B allowed so take advantage of this new development. Call for a showing or take a drive out 4 mi. south on RR 1120. Check out our website for current sales! Prices start $87,500 THE RIDGE New construction, 3 bedroom 3 bth, with 2 fireplaces and outdoor kitchen, walking distance to river. Nestled under huge live oaks. Call for a showing today TWIN FORKS Two tree covered lots in good location with owner financing available. Both for $69,500. TWIN FORKS Like new double wide in Twin Forks, 3 bedroom 2 bth with approx. 1,848 sf, 2 carport, stg building, huge covered deck to enjoy your coffee. Only $99,900. Call today for a showing. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY City lot w/nice dbl-wide & lg accessory bldg. walking dist to school & shpng. Former Day Care, and should be again. Take advantage of owner financing. List $149,000 COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY. 5 income producing cabins on approx. 7 acres with room for more! $375,000. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Now you can enjoy your own rodeo arena. Located just north of Leakey, complete with bleachers, snack bar, restrooms, and plenty of room for additional buildings or possible dance floor. Over 7 acres of land and improvements with owner financing available. This is a great investment at $225,000. INVESTORS!!! GIVE DUB A CALL AND HE WILL SHOW YOU A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF AN 11% PER ANNUM RETURN ON INVESTMENT, BEFORE TAX ADVANTAGES ARE CONSIDERED. THIS CAN BE DONE RIGHT HERE IN THE FRIO CANYON.

Call us if you don’t see what you are looking for here. We have numerous other properties that we would be more than glad to help you with. Or better yet, come by for a visit. The coffee pot is always on. COME BY FOR ONE OF OUR COMPLETE LISTS OF PROPERTIES, CHECK US OUT ON THE WEBSITE OR SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE!

Dub Suttle – Broker Kathy Suttle – Broker Michael Rushing – Associate Carrie Chisum – Associate Fred McNiel - Associate 1260 S US Hwy 83, Leakey, Tx. 1/2 mile south of Leakey city limits on US Hwy 83 830-232-5242

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Mary Kay Windham, Broker 664 S US Hwy. 83 Leakey, Texas 830-232-4408 office 830-374-7901 cell SEE MORE LISTINGS AND PICTURES AT WWW.HIGHPLACESREALTY.COM NEW LISTING: 2.2 acres with gorgeous views, under fence, completely and beautifully furnished! $129,000. NEW LISTING: 1 acre, completely fenced, fruit trees, shed, energy efficient 2BR/1B home, long views, wrap-around deck, comes tastefully furnished! $195,000. NEW LISTING: 130.6 acres south of Leakey, valley and three hillsides, wooded, partially completed 1700+ sq. ft. home, electricity. A great buy at $299,000. CONTRACT PENDING NEW LISTING: 14.65 acres with incredible views from the 2BR/2B home, with sunroom, Wrap-a-round porch, city water, open floor plan with lots of privacy! $265,000. NEW LISTING: Recently remodeled 3BR/2B home in town on 1+ lots, gorgeous colors, crown molding, privacy fencing, at the end of the block on a quiet street with only 3 other homes! $149,000. 26.7 manicured acres, 1BR/1B home, 3BR/1B mobile, workshop/storage, separate bathhouse and restroom, pond, both sides of seasonal creek, ag exempt. Amazing views! $334,500. 3BR/3B home on the Frio River, guest house, covered pavilion, fire pit, access to 130 acres of common area and one mile Frio River. $379,500. 4.9 acres on the Frio River, good elevated building sites, electricity close! $99,000. 1BR/1B rock cabin on 29.95, well, elec, and septic, amazing views. $300,000. 3BR/2B home, 3 car garage, guest home, barn, workshop


on 21 acres! $499,000. 2/2 Covered mobile on 2 acres covered in Pecans, access to Frio $129,000. Walk to Frio on this 3.27 acres, home, workshop, outdoor shower/restroom. $280,000. 3BR/2B log home in River Tree, access to Frio River $329,900. .4 of an acre with access to one mile Frio, all utilities. $25,000. CONTRACT PENDING 2.9 acres, huge Pecans, utilities, access to Frio River in River Tree. $106,000. 1.14 acres on the Frio River and Lombardy Canal! $168,000. 1.18 acres, access to 1 mile Frio River and 130 acres! All utilities in place, great views! $89,000. Several 5 acre tracts with access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $38,500 to $40,000. Cozy cabin on 6 acres, access to lake, creek, deep swimming hole. $129,000. 1 acre near Garner, access to Frio River, water hookup available. $52,900. Two adjacent lots with access to the Frio River! $45,000. Each 8.09 acres, with well, mixed terrain $109,080. Adjacent 22.6 acres $203,400. 50 acres, with Frio River, Bluff Creek , home and cabin, springs! REDUCED $549,000.

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