Rocksprings Record


Have you ever dropped stones into the casing of an old well and listened to the sound it makes? Maybe you have leaned over the opening to hear the echo of your own voice bounce back from the mysterious darkness below? These are just two examples of the phenomena that arouse a child’s curiosity and make abandoned wells as intriguing and as dangerous as a discarded icebox with the door still attached. It’s only natural for a person to assume no one would ever fall into this deserted well, as the odds are high against this happening. But it can and has happened numerous times in Texas. Abandoned wells are also a direct conduit to our ground water – a threat to our drinking water.

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The Hill Country Cattle-Women will give away ½ of a beef to the oldest Father entering their Beef for Father’s Day contest. To enter simply call Tammy Barr at 325-642-2012, provide the name, address, contact phone number and birthday of the person entering in the contest. The entry can my made by a wife, family member or the oldest Father. The winner will be called on June 10th and will receive ½ of a beef from Dutchman’s in Fredericksburg. The Hill Country Cattle-Women’s goal is to protect the beef industry, work toward solutions to beef cattle problems, to inform consumers of the importance of the industry and of the contributions it makes to the economy of our nation.

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RHS UIL Academic state qualifiers, Jaime Palacio—computer apps, Rebecca Ramirez—headline writing and Hector Ruiz—editorial writing will be competing at UT Austin on May 24th (writing events) and May 25th (computer apps). RHS teacher and UIL coach will accompany her students.

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