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LIFESTYLE - THE MAGAZINE OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY is the Texas Hill Countrys premier luxury and lifestyle magazine. Residents in the Hill Country expect nothing but the best, and LIFESTYLE aims to meet that expectation. LIFESTYLE is Luxury Living. Our editorial features witty and inviting writing coupled with breathtaking photography. If it is happening in the Texas Hill Country, youll read about it in LIFESTYLE. Our goal is to be THE authority on Texas Hill Country living!

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  • LIFESTYLE JUNE/JULY 2014 1

    VOLUME 5 ISSUE 3 JUNE / JULY 2014

    June 27, 28, & 29 | July 4, 5, & 6

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    (830) 997-7138

    Toll Free: 1 (866) 238-2911

    MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

    1331 Bandera Hwy, Suite 3 / Kerrville205 W Windcrest, Suite 350 / Fredericksburg

    LOCATIONS

    Schedule a consultation with HCMs vascular surgeons to discover more about our minimally invasive, safe and effective vein removal treatments.

    Why wait to show some leg?

    MEDICAL GROUP

    AndrewBowser, MD, FACS

    JosephVinas, MD, FACS

    hcmmedicalgroup.comhillcountrymemorial.org

    We welcome new patients at all of our locations. Accepting most insurances including Medicaid and Medicare. Self-pay discounts may be available.

  • Dear Lifestyle Reader,

    Welcome to Comanche Trace! The issue you hold in your hand is a beautiful reflection of our community, and all that the Comanche Trace lifestyle offers. If you are joining us for the Tour of Homes, you will catch a glimpse of our community. To really experience the lifestyle, we invite you to Stay & Play for a few days. Our capable Sales Executives can set you up with golf and accommodations, at your convenience.

    The Tour of Homes runs June 27th through the 29th, and July 4th through the 6th. This issue previews all 8 homes, some for sale and some custom, showcasing the unique architectural styling and exceptional details you have come to expect from Comanche Trace. Its not too late to book a trip to Kerrville to meet the builders, residents, and sales staff. Let us introduce you to a growing and active community with breathtaking beauty.

    We are often asked if Comanche Trace is a retirement community. While retirement is not a requirement, many of our residents do enjoy an active retirement lifestyle.

    The average age of our residents is 54, and, besides golf, membership in the club provides a myriad of social activities for any age. Friendships and an active social lifestyle go hand-in-hand with membership, and if you make your home at Comanche Trace, you will find that opportunities abound. Keep up to date with us at ComancheTrace.com or facebook.com/comanchetrace.

    All the best,

    Trevor L. HydePresident

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    Ken Stoepel Ford-Lincoln

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    Ken Stoepel Ford-Lincoln tmassey@stoepelford.com830-257-5553Kerrville, TX 78028400 Sidney Baker S

    Ken Stoepel Ford-Lincoln

    tmassey@stoepelford.com830-257-5553Kerrville, TX 78028400 Sidney Baker S

    Ken Stoepel Ford-Lincoln

    tmassey@stoepelford.com830-257-5553Kerrville, TX 78028400 Sidney Baker S

    Ken Stoepel Ford-Lincoln

    400 Sidney Baker SKerrville, TX 78028830-257-5553www.stoepellincoln.com

  • 56 WINERIES Following the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail

    60 HILL COUNTRY EVENT CALENDAR

    62 TOUR OF HOMES MAP

    64 3200 PINNACLE CLUB DRIVE #10 BMC Homes

    68 2113 TOSCANO WAY Arthur Schmidt Construction

    70 3325 ARROWHEAD DRIVE Stavinoha Homes

    74 3916 KITE DRIVE White Construction

    76 3925 OAK PARK DRIVE Stavinoha Homes

    80 1009 CLUB HOUSE ROAD Anderson Jenkins Homes

    82 4073 COMANCHE TRACE DRIVE Brad Moore Builders

    86 3592 LA CUMBRE DRIVE Arthur Schmidt Construction

    88 REAL ESTATE Welcome to the 2014 Tour of Homes

    90 50 REASONS TO MOVE TO COMANCHE TRACE 92 REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

    97 MAP OF THE HILL COUNTRY

    JUNE/JULY 2014

    6 LIFESTYLE JUNE/JULY 2014

    8 WELCOME TO KERVILLE

    12 TOUR SCHEDULE

    14 BENEFICIARY Texas Lions Camp

    18 THEN & NOW The Story of Comanche Trace Ranch

    20 AMENITIES Maintaining an Active Lifestyle with Ease

    24 CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF The Creeks, The Hills, & The Valley

    30 MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS The Club & Lifestyle at Comanche Trace

    32 EVENT INVITATIONS

    34 COMANCHE TRACE CALENDAR

    37 SCHOOLS Kerrville Independent School District

    38 HIGHER LEARNING Schreiner University

    40 FESTIVITIES The Fun Never Ends

    44 HEALTH CARE Quality Healthcare in the Hill Country

    46 MUSEUMS & THEATERS Culture in the Hill Country

    50 NATURE & RECREATION Hill Country Beauty

    52 SUMMER CAMPS A Hill Country Tradition

    In the last issue of LIFESTYLE we failed to recognize K2 Photography as the source for the excellent wedding

    photography used in the Comanche Trace Events ad. The ad can be seen on page 55 of this issue.

    Gena Teer, Jack Pratt, Jamie Fails, Hill Country Memorial

    Medical Center, Scott Parker, South Texas Veterans HealthHospital, Karla J. Dietz, Lane Tait, Peterson Regional

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    HomesStavinoha

    2009 & 2011 PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD WINNER

    Stavinoha Homes

    is committed to crafting quality

    homes that compliment our clients lifestyles

    and provide a true value for

    their investment.

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    C O N T R I B U T I N G E D I T O R S

    Barbara Woodman, Debbie Farquhar-Garner,

    Lisa Winters, Milton L. Dare, Phil Houseal

    G U E S T E D I T O R S

    C O N T R I B U T I N G P H O T O G R A P H E R S

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  • By Jack Pratt, Mayor

    Dear Tour of Homes patrons:

    On behalf of the Citizens of Kerrville, Texas, we cordially welcome you to our City. Kerrville is situated in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with the flowing Guadalupe River.

    We are proud of our Kerrville heritage, its beauty, tranquility, business environment, quality of life, our three wonderful golf courses, our employees, our schools, and our university. Kerrville is known for its clean air, pristine water, warm, friendly southern hospitality, wine trails, wonderful medical facilities, diversity of entertainment, our river trail, and abundance of wildlife with wide open spaces. Kerrville is regarded not only as a best place to retire but also as a tremendous place to play, work and raise a family.

    Kerrville offers the peace and quiet of a rural setting with an easy commute to San Antonio, one of the largest cities in Texas. You will find shopping, quality education, arts and entertainment all within Kerrville. Kerrville/Kerr County provides easy fly-in for pilots, and FBO service is provided by Kerrville Aviation.

    We are glad to have you with us in Kerrville and I know that you will also find our community to be welcoming. We are humbled to host you and we invite you back soon.

    Sincerely,

    Jack PrattMayor

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  • BENEFICIARY

    William James said Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

    14 LIFESTYLE JUNE/JULY 2014

    Written by Trish Wilson Photos by Texas Lions Camp

    Children between the ages of 7 and 16 with qualifying physical disabilities, children between ages 8 and 15 with Type-1 Diabetes, and children between the ages of 12 and 16 with Down syndrome are able to attend Texas Lions Camp located in Kerrville, Texas at no cost to them or their family, because people like you act on their behalf and pay the bill.

    The Texas Lions Camp provides the programs and facilities that enable these children to ride horses even though they live their days in a wheelchair; to paint and do crafts though blind and unable to see their masterpiece; to shoot archery with their feet because they were born without hands; and so much more.

    One Girls Story

    One young girl, born both blind and deaf, approached a climbing wall in the middle of the camp. The 30-foot vertical wall stood in front of a girl who was unable to see its ominous height and staggered footholds or to recognize the great task that she was about to undertake. The team leaders geared her in her harness and climbing ropes, then strapped a safety helmet to her head. Normally, they would give instruction from the ground to a camper as they climbed the wall, but this camper faced more obstacles than just the wall. How do you tell someone who cannot hear you where to place her foot?

    One of the counselors climbed with this camper, moving from one side of the wall to the other, guiding her hand and foot on the left side to new holds, then switching to the right side. The beautiful ballet continued to the climax of reaching the top of the 30 foot obstacle. At the top, a lone cow bell waited to herald to all who could hear it, Someone has climbed the Wall!

    Cheers and screams of excitement came from those watching below as this victorious camper and her climbing partner descended gracefully to the ground. At the bottom, the camper both deaf and blind reached out of her silent darkness to find her counselor and, after hugging her, signed

    in the counselors hand: No more walls. I have no more walls in my life. Thank you.

    How You Can Help

    The Lions of Texas and other generous donors have provided a place where young people who struggle in the world to be seen, heard and to contribute to those around them, can do what theyve never done in order to become who they are meant to be. We invite you to be a part of that. If you know a child who can benefit from the Texas Lions Camp program, give his or her name to a Lion or visit our website: www.lionscamp.com. If you want to be a person who acts to make a difference, become a Lion in your town or where there is a club near you. For more information on how to personally get involved or to donate to the Texas Lions Camp, visit our website today!

    You can be a person of action, right here and right now. Commit that you no longer look just down or up, but straight ahead and into the eyes of someone who needs you to act. The choice is yours. No one can make it for you.

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  • TM

    ( 877 ) 467 -6282 | 2801 COMANCHE TRACE DR IVE | KERRV ILLE , TX 78028 | WWW.COMANCHETRACE.COM Enjoy our hospitality! Play a round of golf. Dine in style at the Pinnacle Grill. Take in the historical attractions and local shopping. Explore the Texas Winery & Vineyard Trail. Relax on the banks of the Comanche Trace Riverpark. Get lost down a winding country road and enjoy the famous Texas Hill Country vistas.

    Experiencethe Lifestyle

    No matter your speed, there is something for eve ryone at Comanche Trace.

    TM

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    THEN AND NOW

    Soldiers at Bandera Pass 1926

    Joshua Browns log cabin Young Bobby Shelton on horseback

    Joshua Brown 1873

    The area around todays Comanche Trace Ranch has long been used for ranching. Early settlers raised cattle here, and then diversified their herds to include sheep and goats. This diversification didnt face fierce competition, as it did in other ranching areas: in the late 1880s, the great local banker Charles Schreiner required such diversification of those who requested loans from his bank.

    In years which proved difficult for cattle from times of drought, or fluctuations in the cattle markets those same years often proved profitable for those who raised sheep and goats. The old Rock Barn on the property has seen a variety of livestock: hogs, sheep, goats, and cattle.

    So the Ranch part of Comanche Trace Ranch harkens back to the time when this property was part of a working ranch.

    The Trace part of the name comes from still-visible evidence of a trail that lead through the property. Though the trail has been associated with the Comanche, it actually precedes the arrival of the Comanche in our area.

    People have moved along the same routes through the hill country for many thousands of years. Bandera Pass, to the south, was first mapped by Spanish explorers centuries ago, but even then, the path through the pass was already an ancient one.

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    Bandera Pass looking toward Camp Verde

    Bandera Pass

    Chief Quanah Parker of the Kwahadi Comanche

    Archeological sites, especially near the southern entrance to the Pass, indicate men have traveled through there for literally hundreds of generations.

    Oddly enough, the earliest European explorers followed the same trails; these trails were later used by American and European settlers to our area; and with the arrival of the automobile, many of those ancient trails were paved into roadways...