Local ranchers, Allen and Karen Stieler (r) were honored at the recent Haby, Lockhart, Speck & Ross Angora Goat Sale.
Sons of Warren Hutt, former editor/publisher of the Rocksprings newspaper, Jim and John Jerry Hutt reminisce alongside the old Linotype machine in the back of the tmw office.
Rocksprings--The Upper Nueces-Frio Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is pleased to announce that Tom and Jonel Stokes were chosen as the 2016 Outstanding Conservation Ranchers and were presented a gate and fence sign by the Conservation District Chairman, Marty Graham, at a luncheon on July 13, 2016. Tom and Jonel own the Double Wells Ranch, located 18 miles North of Rocksprings on the southern edge of the Edwards Plateau in the Texas Hill Country. Originally called Green Lake Ranch, the ranch was homesteaded in 1885 by William and Ida Greershich and reached 42 sections before being broken up and divided among the heirs.
What happens when a helicopter is called to transport a patient? Who decides that patient needs a helicopter and which one to call? What determines where the helicopter lands to meet the ambulance? These questions have all been voiced to us this year. Not that many years ago the only helicopter available for medical transport was an Army (MAST) helicopter out of San Antonio. They landed on the helipad behind the local hospital and came at the request of the physician on duty. It was a rare happening and it usually meant the person being transported was in really bad shape.
The Devil’s Sinkhole State Natural Area will hold a combined bat flight viewing and stargazing event this Saturday, July 30th. Though normally all Devil’s Sinkhole tours begin at the Rocksprings Visitors Center, for this special event, guests paying the entry fee in cash or by check can go directly to the state natural area gate. The gate to the state natural area is six miles north of Rocksprings on US 377.