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The Buck Stops Here

Whitetail deer have scent glands between the two parts of the hoof on all four feet, metatarsal glands on the outside of each hind leg, and a larger tarsal gland on the inside of each hind leg at the hock.…

In the Throes of Oak Wilt Woes

Look around you on the ranch and it’s easy to spot victims of this killer fungus. I drive around and think “what a shame” and “so glad it hasn’t hit our trees in the front”. Regretfully our luck has run out.…

ASVFD Rainwater Catchment System

In early May, the Alamo Springs Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority for the installation of a rainwater catchment system. The attached photo shows the 30 foot diameter foundation constructed by Alamo…

Don't mess with Texas or the Alamo Springs Cafe

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, at approximately 10:00 pm a lone gunman, armed with an automatic weapon, robbed the Alamo Springs Cafe. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and was later apprehended by the police department at the…

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…