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Purple Martins

It’s time to put your purple martin house up. Scouts have been spotted in San Antonio. If you know what I’m referring to this should bring a smile to your face. If you don’t…you’re missing out on great wildlife experience.…

Alamo Springs Emergency Water Source Program

What is the program for? Alamo Springs Volunteer Fire Department is signing up landowners who would like to have water sources on their property accessible to the fire department in case of an emergency. Why do I need to participate?…

Alamo Springs VFD Expansion Update

From Fire Chief Gary Miller Due to the increase in the number of vehicles in the department over the past year, ASVFD is building an expansion onto its current fire house. This project was only possible because of many factors;…

It's Monarch Migration Time!

October 17th – 18th, 2009  Wildseed Farms Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms is held each year in October to coincide with the Monarch butterflies’ migration stopover in the Texas hill country.  Held in conjunction with the University of Kansas project…

What a Difference a Rain Makes

  Drought conditions at their worst since the 1950s An unusually hot and mostly dry weather pattern in place since early June has caused drought conditions to deteriorate to levels not in evidence since the drought of the 1950s. According…

Alamo Springs Ranch Community To Rebuild Destroyed Home

By Steve Roldan KSAT.comPOSTED: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, UPDATED: 6:17 pm CDT August 25, 2009   SAN ANTONIO — It’s a small community in Kendall County now picking up the pieces after a large brush fire.  The fire burned through…

Alamo Springs Ranch Fire Burns 200 Acres on August 24, 2009

About 200 Acres Burn In Kendall County One Home Burned Out Near Fredericksburg By Charles Gonzalez | KSAT.com POSTED: Monday, August 24, 2009 UPDATED: 10:44 pm CDT August 24, 2009 KENDALL COUNTY, Texas — Officials were trying to determine what…

Nevermind About WMA.

Spoke with Rufus Stephens, State Biologist for our area, and he confirmed that one must qualify first for an agricultural valuation (Ag Exemption) before converting to wildlife management. The main reasoning is that it would negatively effect tax revenue for…

Alamo Springs Ranch Wildlife Management Association???

I’ve been trying to figure out how to qualify our property for a wildlife management valuation (similar to Ag Exemption) without building fences and grazing cattle. (My beloved had the idea of an Ag Exemption for keeping Bee Hives for…

Bufo Valliceps – Gulf Coast Toad

Had a visitor recently. My beloved and I took our lawn chairs out to watch the meteor shower August 11th. Although we were one day early I figured we’d see some wayward, date-challenged meteors. Anyway, on the way out to the yard…