West Austinites celebrate Independence Day in Leakey on the Frio River

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Rusty Shelton leads River Haven’s lawn chair marchers in Leakey’s July Jubilee parade
By Alana Moehring Mallard

Fifty years ago this summer, Herb and Judy Wilson joined some friends at River Haven on the Frio River just south of Leakey, Texas, for a weekend. The next year they invited their friends Art and LaNell Coltharp to join them. Every year the Wilsons and Coltharps invited a few more folks to join them, mostly from their Sunday School class at then Highland Park Baptist Church, and pretty soon the weekend morphed into a week-long stay that always ended with Leakey’s July Jubilee parade, celebrating July Fourth...


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