1,000+ people expected…
Scholarship fundraiser Food Truck Rally May 21
Live music, lots of great food,
sign up your food truck today

The Lytle Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the big Food Truck Rally ? Miriam Lovelace Scholarship Fund will be happening on Saturday, May 21 in Lytle from 11 to 7pm. You can expect to find close to a dozen food trucks with lots of tasty treats to try.
Right now they have pizza, bbq, chicken, shaved ice, and funnel cakes to name a few. There have been some cancellations so there are some openings. If you know of anyone with a food truck please pass along the message and have them contact President Brad Beazer at 830-391-8107 or look on the Greater Lytle Chamber of Commerce website for information or to sign up a food truck.
There will also be live music and a DJ at the event. Headliner country artist Matthew Ryan will play from 5-7pm.
There will also be a drawing with some great prizes as well.
The annual event is lots of fun and raises money for local students, it is a big evnet at the high school parking lot that draws over 1,000 people.

Fly in, fire trucks, community gathering, and live line demonstration Saturday May 21

Bring the family out for some fun this Saturday!

Bigfoot VFD is hosting a Community Awareness Event on Saturday, May 21 from 9am – noon at the Bigfoot Fire Station, 13988 FM 472. Come out to the fire station to find out about business services that are available in the local area as well as services provided by Frio County and local utility providers. Visit with Frio County candidates, check out the fire trucks, try out a fire hose.
Medina Electric Coop will have a very interesting live line trailer demonstration at 10am.
Methodist AirCare will fly in at 11 am and you can tour and take photos with the medical helicopter.
We are offering this opportunity for local businesses and potential customers to find each other as a service to the community. This is also an opportunity to find out what Frio County services are available and how to find them. If you would like to participate or want further information, please contact Denise Woody at (210) 542-0774 or d4woody@gmail.com.

Devine Acres Farm open all day for huge event, fun for the whole family

Get your tickets now…A family fun day fundraiser will be held on May 14 at Devine Acres for Audrey Capps, 4 of Devine. Photo by Aubree Lorraine Photography

Little Audrey Jane Capps, of Devine, has sweet chubby cheeks, blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and a smile with a light inside. Her light shines brightest on the darkest of days. Days like this past July when she was diagnosed with a cruel disease that has no known cure (yet). On that day, her family cried all around her. Audrey, on the other hand, smiled and laughed and danced, telling her tearful grandmother “We got this!” with a thumbs up mid-dance. 
You’re invited to join in a day of family fun at Devine Acres Farm, and morning fun run/walk on May 14, 2022 in honor of little Audrey Jane.  Audrey just celebrated her 4th birthday, and she is battling a rare disease called Ataxia-Telangiectstacia (A-T). The Capps/Calame crew and team “Audrey Jane’s Light” will be hosting this event as a fundraiser for the local family and for the A-T Children’s Project (ATCP), whose sole mission is to find a cure for Audrey and all A-T warriors!   
The event will kick off with a Some Run/Walk at 9 am. Then, purchase your tickets for a day full of family fun activities at Devine Acres Farm from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a barbecue plate sale and with live music by The Jeremy Richard’s Band that evening from 6p.m. to 10 p.m.
A-T is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that typically impairs movement and coordination, weakens the immune system, and causes an increased risk for cancer. A-T is rare (approx. 500 known cases in the U.S.) and often comes with many other physical and medical challenges. We have been told that kids with A-T typically need a wheelchair by the age of ten and that life expectancy is limited by the disorder due to the impaired immune system and risk for cancer. There is currently no cure for A-T.  With your help, we are working to change that!! 
Audrey’s mom and dad, Josh and Brittany Capps stated, “We have been to the Johns Hopkins A-T Clinic in Baltimore and we have a good team of doctors on our side locally as well.” 
“We have been connected with the AT Children’s Project, a nonprofit formed/supported by families affected by A-T and they are doing everything they can to fund research and trials and find a cure. They have been a huge blessing these past few months.” 
“We have learned that every child with A-T is so different in their individual symptoms and know of some who have lived into their 30s and even early 40s. Intellect is typically not affected which is a blessing. Only time will tell how this disorder will affect our baby girl.” 
“Right now, she is a bit wobbly and off balance (she has been since she started walking at 15 months), but she is happy and smart and has a zeal for life like no other! “ 
“We have also been told that kids with A-T typically start losing physical abilities step by step between ages (4-8). We are in a race against time to find a cure for our Audrey Jane.” 
“God has been with us every step of our journey so far, putting so many good people and resources in our path. God has also blessed us with the best family, friends, and community support we could ever ask for.” 
“We will not let A-T defeat us, we will not let it suck the joy from our lives, and we will not give up hope! “ 
“God’s light shines brightly through our Audrey Jane and we have faith that he will lead us to a cure! And when he does, he will get all the glory!” 
“That being said…we are excited to host this fundraiser in May to help raise funds for the research that is actively being done to find a cure.” 
“In the meantime, we appreciate any prayers you can spare for our Audrey Jane and all the families affected by this terrible disorder, and the doctors working to find a cure. Please spread the word to anyone looking to support a good cause or anyone you know in the medical community. You never know what may spark the cure.” 
“Thank you to everyone who has already reached out to us and that have been praying for us. We are eternally grateful for your love and support!”  
All ticket sales from the event, Some Run registration, and corporate sponsorships, will go directly to ATCP’s search for the cure. Activities at the farm, the silent auction, and food/drink sales will go into a trust for Audrey to help pay for new potential treatments and/or needed medical equipment for Audrey that may come up. 
Audrey is surrounded by a large and amazing team of family, friends, and community who are determined to change A-T through Audrey’s Light, including grandparents Ken and Debbie Capps, Tommy and KK Calame, great grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles, siblings, and friends. 
In the words of Audrey Jane, “we got this!”

Get your tickets for the fun day at Devine Acres or sign up for the race at:

By Kayleen Holder 

Football and jerseys autographed by Dallas Cowboys up for auction in Devine May 14

This Dallas Cowboys jersey autographed by Jason Witten, and football autographed by the team, were donated for the May 14 silent auction fundraiser at Devine Acres for Audrey Capps. This awesome memorbilia was donated in memory and honor of the late Ken Lee, of Lytle, by his loving widow Bernie.
Several other jerseys for the Dallas Cowboys and Texans were also donated and will be used to help lots of charities and people throughout the year, thanks to the genorosity of the Lee family. Each one comes with an official certificate of authentication.
“I hope this helps a lot of people,” said Mrs. Lee. “I think Ken would like that.”

Medina Valley SWCD hosts Roots, Hooves & Antlers Workshop April 29th

Medina Valley Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a Roots, Hooves, & Antlers Workshop on Friday-April 29, 2022 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This will be at the Hermann Sons Lodge at 255 Hwy 173 N, Hondo. Please RSVP by April 26th by contacting the Medina Valley SWCD 830-426-2521 ext. 3. $30 preregistered or $40 with no registration, all payments taken at the door. 5 CEU’s available.

City of Lytle election May 7

Mayor Ruben Gonzalez faces challenger Tom Cate
Michael Rodriguez and Marshall Witter face off for District 4

In the city newsletter, Lytle mentioned that the elections would be held by the three (3) counties. Due to unforeseen problems, this is no longer the case. The city will be holding the elections instead.
The purpose for this election is to vote for Aldermen for Districts 4 & 5 and a Mayor.
Incumbent Mayor Ruben Gonzalez faces challenger Tom Cate, the longtime City Attorney for Lytle.
Newcomers Michael Rodriguez and Marshall D. Witter are facing off for the District 4 seat after incumbent Jerry Stone did not file for re-election.
District 5 Councilman Charles Cate is unopposed.
The good thing is that all the voting, early and election day, will be held at the Lytle City Hall located at 14916 Main Street, downtown.
Early voting will be held April 25th thru May 3rd from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
On election day, May 7 the polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
All voting for the City of Lytle alderman and mayoral elections will be at City Hall.
A new voting machine was approved. Paper ballots will be used and hand counted.
Early voting is April 25 through May 3. Votes can be cast at Lytle City Hall, located at 14916 Main Street, Lytle.
Lytle ISD- The Lytle ISD election was canceled due to all unopposed candidates.

Lytle’s 2022 Easter Eggs-travaganza hunt set for April 16

The City of Lytle has brought back its annual Easter Eggs-travaganza this year after a two year absence due to Covid (years 2019 and 2020).
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the Saturday before Easter, Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the John Lott Municipal Park.
Registration Starts at Noon. Registration fee is 1 canned good or $1.00 per child.
There will be a Hunt for Kids ages 1 thru 8.The Hunt starts at 2 pm after the Easter Bunny arrives at 1 pm.
Early Bird Prize Drawings will be given out.
Every year the City of Lytle hosts an egg hunt for the children of the city and surrounding area on the Saturday before Easter. The Easter Bunny makes an appearance to hand out candy and prizes. The egg hunt is held at John Lott Municipal Park on the baseball fields. Kids are divided up based on their age. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 1 thru 8. Along with an egg hunt the kids are entered into drawings for Easter prizes.

Medina County Cares concert April 21 at Paradise Canyon to benefit fire victims

Castroville Special Events (CSE) is hosting a fundraising event on Thursday, April 21st from 6 to 9 p.m. at Paradise Canyon. The fundraiser is designed to benefit those affected by the recent fires in the northern part of Medina County. Cactus Country will provide music for the event and food and water will be available for sale. The venue is BYOB but no glass bottles are allowed on site.
A $20 donation is suggested. Tickets are available at Eventbrite https://www. Eventbrite.com/e/medina-county-cares-concert-tickets-317759225397. The venue is located at 2220 County Road 2615 in Rio Medina. Everyone is invited to participate.
For questions call 210-289-9622.