Tuesday, October 30, 2007

More info on Save Our Frio

65,000 gallons of water per day
• This equates to 90 gallons per minute (even in drought)
• This water will be leaving the watershed of the Frio for
commercial interests elsewhere
• We must act! There is more at stake than 1 well. It is
the precedent that will be set for years to come
• Contact all of your elected officials including the Real/
Edwards Conservation & Reclamation Board Members
to voice your concerns

Real/Edwards Conservation & Reclamation Water Board Hearing
Regarding the Application of the Pavlas Well Permit
Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 am
Real County Courthouse—Courtroom
More info?
Contact Judge Sansom @ (830) 232-5304

Save Our Frio

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Well, the man who owns Riding River Ranch north of Leakey on RR336 (http://www.ridingriverranch.com/), wants to pump 65,000 gallons of water DAILY from Kent Creek. This beautiful little creek, which is northwest of Leakey, feeds the west prong of the Frio River.
You can read more about this at:

The public hearing that was scheduled October 25 was rescheduled, and is now going to be this Friday, November 2, at 10:00am at the Real County Courthouse. We will be there!

As mentioned in the above flier, your opinions matter, be heard.

Call, e-mail, or write the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality(TCEQ)http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/about/directory/
or call:
Public Assistance on Permitting:1-800-687-4040. One-stop calling for the general public to inquire about permitting activity within the TCEQ.

Don't let them turn this....

...into this!!!

Please pass this on to every Frio River lover you know. Or just anyone interested in preserving such a pristine natural resource.
Let em know how you feel!! FrioMan

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Frost on the Concan pumpkin

Can you believe it? I had to go outside and put my hands on it to make sure it wasn't just a heavy dew. Frost, and 35 degrees! We had a 50 degree drop in less than 48 hours. But, we've all seen it before, right? We should start getting some color change on the trees soon, and when that happens, I'll be goin around shootin pictures for yall to enjoy.

Better yet, why not make plans soon to spend a weekend with us in the Canyon. You'll love it, especially if you've never seen the Frio River area in the Fall.

I just took this last weekend at Rancho Real, above Leakey. I wonder if these guys are gonna fly south now......

Seeya later. Goin for a ride to the River. FrioMan

Monday, October 22, 2007

Oh baby, it's cold outside

Well, it's not that cold. But compared to yesterday, it's a drastic change. Yesterday, we worked outside, trimmin trees, workin on fence, etc. It was sunny, in the eighties, and breezy. Early this morning, around 3 a.m., it sounded like a freight train blowin through. I mean, it was howlin! I guess by now, the same cold front has whistled through your area too. By the time we got up, it was in the upper 40's, with the winds gusting to 45mph. Things are quieter now, and the temp is droppin fast. It's supposed to get in the low 40's tonight....brrrrr.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Don't Mess With TEXAS!

We all know what today's title means, but there's still a lot of "#^*@!!" out there who don't worry about trashing our environment. I'm fixin to go out and feed the deer, and we'll see if he was able to "shed" the trash bag some thoughtless individual threw to the ground. I took this shot Saturday evening.
When you're here, and see someone throwing their junk into the River, on the ground, or side of the road, let them know you don't appreciate it!

Saturday's sunset in Concan.

Yall let me know what you want to see more pictures of, or any info or story I can help you with.
Everybody loves the pics, but I want to keep yall informed too. Just drop me an e-mail, or do it with a comment on the Blog. If I don't know, I'll do my best to find out. By the way, it's 82 degrees right now, at 7:04 pm, Monday evening. Don't pay attention to the posted date, that's when I downloaded the pics. The deer are waiting, gotta go.
SeeYa! FrioMan

Monday, October 8, 2007

Quiet Times

I guess everybody is too busy with school, work, football, and Halloween to be thinkin about the Frio River & Concan...or maybe not.
Actually, quite a lot of people do have the River on their minds, because they have been calling us making reservations for next Summer. Now, that's smart! We'll get a ton of calls next Spring from folks looking for a place to stay, but just about everything is booked by then. So make your Concan vacation plans early with family and friends, and call soon.

Well, yours truly has been stuck at the ol computer catchin up on paperwork, emails, and answering phones. I did get away Monday to catch a few floaters that just went past Bunk Falls.
I figured they were playin hooky til I remembered some folks were off for Columbus Day.

After they went by, all you could hear was the water cascading over the Falls, and the singing of the birds high in the ancient Cypress trees. How wonderful it is to be here.

As soon as I get caught up with my work, I'm jumpin in...right here!
Take care, FrioMan

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Blue Skies

What a gorgeous day it was yesterday at the Frio River. It's not like we don't have a whole lot of them, it's just that the sky seemed bluer than normal. Don't you agree?

There were quite a few folks here this weekend enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. The water temps are still very comfortable to swim and tube, as you can see by the photos from yesterday.
These pics were taken from Vista del Rio.

Come see us soon. There's no place quite like Concan, Texas!
We still have availability for Thanksgiving weekend, & our books are open for 2008, so give us a call.