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was reported on Saturday, September 7. At approximately 11:20 p.m., the police responded to a call of a man lying in the road near the intersection of Hamilton and Tate Streets. The victim was identified to be 65year old Cipriano Morin. Our investigation determined Mr. Morin was ran over by a vehicle between 10:35 p.m. and 11:20 p.m., said

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states lead legalist. Abbott is how seeking the Governors office being vacated by Rick Perry after four terms. We marched into battle on a daily basis, Abbott said of his relationship with Cruz, who served as Texas Solicitor General before winning election to the Senate and leading the fight against the Affordable Care Act which has resulted in a government shutdown as Democrats refuse to de-fund the unpopular measure. The Attorney General said he remembered one instance in which Cruz was representing Texas in a case before the Supreme Court, and said that to remind him of who he was fighting for, I sent him a white flag with a black cannon and the words, COME AND TAKE IT! on it. We won. ABBOTT, Page A11


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YOAKUM When matters in Washington made it imperative he stay in D.C. and precluded speaking to the Republican Women of Yoakums Patriot Dinner Saturday night, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz asked a buddy to stand in for him. Ted called me a few days ago and asked me to stand in for him, and I said Id be happy to do it, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told an overflow crowd of more than 600 at the Yoakum Community Center. Then I reminded him I dont stand. Light-hearted quips about his wheelchair-bound physical status aside, however, Abbott spent much of his talk to a Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, campaigning very supportive audience recounting the for the job as Governor, speaks during Saturdays Pa- ways he and his staff -- including at one triot Dinner sponsored by the Republican Women of time Cruz -- have stood up for the rights Yoakum. (Photo by Dave Mundy) of Texans during his lengthy tenure as the

Woman charged in hit-run death


The Gonzales Police Department issued a press release on Monday concerning the hit and run accident that led to the death of a Gonzales man. On September 30, Gonzales Police Chief Tim Crow said his office received a tip through the Greater Gonzales County Crime Stoppers which led to the arrest and recovery of evidence in that incident, which

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Community. Her family attended Elm Grove Baptist Church because it was near their home, but the Sellers family were Methodist and Fannie Mae was baptized in Colony Methodist Church where the family attended when possible. Growing up during the Great Depression in as one of the oldest girls in a large family, Fannie Mae had many responsibilities helping her mother raising the other children. Fannie Mae, along with her brothers and sisters, attended Elm Grove

Crow. The crime stopper tip led to other witnesses, a person of interest identified as Trinca Mae Beene, 43 of Gonzales, and the recovery of a vehicle suspected to be used in the crime. Investigator Jason Montoya and Captain Allen Taylor obtained a confession and other witness statements regarding the details that led to the death of Morin. A warrant was issued for Beene and she was arrested on CHARGES, Page A11

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A Gonzales resident recently celebrated another milestone in grand fashion. Nearly 100 people were in attendance for a reception held at The Heights on October 10 to celebrate the Open House to showcase 105th birthday of Fannie Old Jail Museum. See Page Mae Miller. A2. Fannie Mae was born 10 Oct 1908 in Elm Grove, Fayette County, Texas. She was the sixth child of Samuel Benjamin Sellers and Fannie Elizabeth Halliburton and the granddaughter of Mary Jane Mollie Brown and Melvin C. SellNearly 100 people were in attendance for a reception ers of Waelder. held at The Heights on October 10 to celebrate the She lived many years of 105th birthday of Fannie Mae Miller. (Photo by Cedric her life In the Elm Grove Our annual fall feature, the Iglehart) Beat the Experts football contest, continues in this weeks edition. See Page B10 to enter!

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School until graduation where the girls were taught by Mrs. Pearl McCrorey. After graduation, Fannie Mae went to Austin to work for a time before Nicholas Fairfield Nick Miller of Elm Grove, son of Ross Miller and Kate McCrorey, asked for her hand in marriage. She accepted and they were married January 1, 1932 when Fannie Mae was 23. Nick was a farmer, rancher and carpenter in both Fayette and Gonzales counties throughout his life. Nick build homes for many people in Waelder FANNIE MAE, Page A11

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The Gonzales Apache Cheerleaders presented a $5,500 donation to the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation last Friday night before the kickoff of the home game against La Grange. The contribution was funded through the cheerleaders selling 1,101 Apaches for a Cure T-shirts to assist unfunded women in the fight against breast cancer. Additional T-shirts were sold on game day, boosting the final total of the donation to $6,000. See story, Page A11. (Photo courtesy of Jami Owens)

2013 Yoakum Homecoming Queen and King, Rosaisela Ramirez and Mikel Gasch, were recognized during ceremonies Friday. The schools original Homecoming contest against Edna was canceled by thunderstorms Sept. 20. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Theres been lots of activity going on at the Gonzales County Jail Museum and they want the entire community to take a look. A county-wide Open House will be held on Sunday, October 27, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the facility located at 414 St. Lawrence Street in Gonzales. Refreshments will be served by the Thomas Shelton Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution. We have made great strides in beginning the reinterpretation of this museum, said Sandra Wolff, chairman of the Jail Museum Committee for the Gonzales County Historical Commission. Were inviting people to come out and see our progress, and talk to us about whats coming. This event will also recognize all Gonzales County law enforcement officers, past and present. We invite everybody who has ever been in law enforcement or is in it right now to come out and be aware that we appreciate their services, said Wolff. The event will provide the perfect opportunity for visitors to get a preview of the museums new exhibits and facility improvements. Wolff said the foundation for the museums re-interpretation was laid by local historian Bob Burchard, who collaborated with Pony Allen Studios of Austin. Pony Allen is a museum exhibition designer with over 25 years experience in museum exhibition development, design, lighting and project management. This jail has been ne-

glected as a museum because there were always other things coming up and getting in the way, Wolff explained. We needed a comprehensive plan to bring the museum into the modern world. Wolff said the renovations would heavily focus on retaining the integrity of the building which was built in 1885 by Eugene T. Heiner, a famous 19th Century architect who designed numerous courthouses, county jails, and other public buildings in Texas. He designed 14 other jails and all of them except this one has been changed in some way, she said. This is basically the only jail that he built where you can still go in, see what it looks like and see what its

purpose was. You can really get a feel for the time period. There are plans to add several other exhibits to the museums inventory including a virtual tour of the second floor for patrons unable to walk up the stairs and an interactive photo exhibit that allows you be photographed against several different backgrounds. You can take a picture of yourself behind bars and then you can print it out and take it home with you, said Wolff. I think thats exciting because that will be fun. THe Open House event is sponsored by the Gonzales County Historical Commission. For more information, send email to

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David Busch, 1956-2013 David W. Busch, 57 of Dripping Springs, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013 while hiking in Big Bend National Park, a place he dearly loved. David was born on March 3, 1956 to Lonnie and Ruby (Stehle) Busch in Gonzales. David was a watercolor painter who combined his botany degree from UT-Austin and artistic abilities into unique watercolors that were visually exciting and botanically accurate. He exhibited his paintings across Texas, the Southwest and Midwest. Over the years, he won numerous awards through art competitions and is represented in collections across the nation and abroad. David is survived by his life partner, Ray Toburen; sister, Sandy (Joel) Meyers of Lake Charles, LA; niece, Ashley (William) ONeal of Houston; nephew, Jeremy Meyers of Lake Charles, LA; aunt, Bethel (Busch) and Pal Lester of Gonzales. Survivors also include a great niece and nephews, Adeline, Hank and Huck ONeal. He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt, Gloria (Busch) Grantham. David will be greatly missed by his loving extended family, many dear friends and supportive colleagues in the art and botanical communities. A memorial service will be held at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gonzlaes on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. Visitation will precede the service from 1-2 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary. Interment will follow in the Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of Davids life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at 1601 Sycamore Creek Drive in Dripping Springs. Donations in his memory may be made to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739 or the Travis Audobon Society, 3710 Cedar St., Box 5, Austin, TX 78705.


Sandra Wolff stands near the historic wall photo of her father, former Gonzales County Sheriff L.O. McGinty, and his deputies working the police radio. The picture is one of several exhibits at the Gonzales County Jail Museum. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital met for a Luncheon and Business Meeting on September 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Gonzales Food Market with 20 members present. They were privileged to enjoy their meal by the gen-

Hospital Auxiliary News

erous donation of its cost from Noel (Buster) Lindemann. Attendance prizes were won by Noris Gibson, Lydia Rice, Cynthia Garza and Elizabeth Bennett. Total volunteer hours worked in August were 273 and a 100-hour bars were

Billy Dumas and Leona Zella were recognized as 100hour bar recipients during the September business meeting of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital. Dumas, who actually earned her bar in July, has a total 2,203 volunteer hours, while Zellas total is 2,916. (Courtesy photo)

earned by Leona Zella and Billy Dumas. No new applications for scholarships have been received. To date, they have received $25,000 for their Scholarship Fund from the Gonzales Health Foundation. In other announcements: Auxilians may now call infection control director Carol Villareal for an appointment to receive free influenza shots. The Wassail Party is scheduled for December 12. Auxilians may soon donate to the Hospital Christmas Tree Lights of Love fund. Members were reminded the auxiliary will soon be planning a work time to clean and rearrange the downtown storage closet as cooler weather arrives. The next meeting will be held on October 29 at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital Dining Room.

Timothy Clifton Sommerlatte, 57 of Gonzales, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Tim was born September 10, 1956 in Gonzales to Clifton and Leola Pakebusch Sommerlatte. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and a valued employee of North Avenue Elementary School and Gonzales Independent School District. Tim Sommerlatte was one of those extraordinary men that was blessed with a personality that could easily win the respect and love of anyone he met. He was a non-confrontational man, preferring kindness, gentle hugs or a pat on the hand to words of contempt. He was loved and respected by those that knew him and worked with him and Tim certainly cared deeply for those in return. He loved the staff and students of Gonzales North Avenue Elementary School and certainly Tim will be sorely missed by those he touched. Tim enjoyed, no he loved to fish and hunt. He treasured the outdoors and the simple pleasures found therein. He was passionate about his barbeque, slowly and methodically preparing some of the most delicious barbequed ribs and chicken many have ever had the luxury to enjoy. Tim was fted for his green thumb and the marvelous garden he kept and whose produce he so generously shared with others. Timothy Sommerlatte was a fine and caring man; he always put the needs of others before his own. Indeed an extraordinary man blessed with a multitude of gifts. Tim is survived by his


Tim Sommerlatte, 1956-2013

aunt, whom he loved as a mother, Cleo Tomas of Gonzales; cousins who he clearly adored, Randall Tomas and his wife Shirley of Gonzales, Linda Tomas Finch and her husband Freddie of Manor, Roger Tomas and his wife T of Gonzales; numerous other loving aunts, uncles and cousins and best friends, Daryl Harborth and Margaret Zella. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Kevin Wayne Sommerlatte. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Ildiko Rigney officiating. Interment will follow in Hermann Sons Cemetery. Pallbearers include: Roger Tomas, Gary Sutton, Daryl Harborth, Michael Fougerat, Ken DuBose and Mike Zella. Honorary pallbearers include the Staff and Teachers of North Avenue Elementary School. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales Dog Adoption Center, 400 County Road 488, Gonzales, Texas 78629 or charity of ones choice. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Vernon Sessions was born the son of Albert Vernon Sessions and Fanny Vida ONeal on April 7, 1932 in Gonzales County and died on October 13, 2013 at his home in Bellville. Vernon is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois Jane (Simler) Sessions; daughter, Mary Ann Noble of Victoria; son, James Jim Allen Sessions of Cypress; sisters, Vera Caraway and Vida Tindle of Gonzales County; and six grandchildren. Vernon was a Southwest Texas Graduate, Korean War Veteran and worked in the Gregory Portland School District for 34 years, before retiring in 1994. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood & metal working in his workshop. He will be greatly missed by his wife, family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hill Country Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 67, Ingram, TX 78025-9986.


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German firm takes ownership of Southern Clay

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA of Germany has completed the acquisition of the rheology business of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. This acquisition includes Southern Clay Products, Inc. based in Gonzales, the company said in a news release. Southern Clay Products will be changing its name in the near future to BYK Additives Inc. as BYK has a strong market presence in specialty chemicals. We here at Southern Clay Products are very happy to become a part of BYK Additives and are looking forward to the future as part of BYK, said Southern Clay Product Manager John Such. With the acquisition ALTANAs sales are expected to reach about 1.9 billion (Euros) per annum. The acquisition not only opens up new growth opportunities, it also emphasizes our strategy focusing on profitable growth and is fully in line with all our acquisition criteria, Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber said in the companys news release. ALTANA acquired the rheology business of Rockwoods Performance Additives segment for a purchase price of $635 million. The acquired business segment is one of the worlds leading suppliers of rheology additives that optimize the flow characteristics of various materials. Rheology additives are used, among other things, in coatings, construction materials, and personal care products. They can, for example, ensure that coatings have the right viscosity and that they can be applied without forming droplets or bubbles. As a result of the acquisition, the number of the ALTANA Groups employees increased by 350 to 5,700. In addition to the administration department in Austin (Texas), four new production sites have been taken over: Gonzales, Louisville (Kentucky), Widnes (UK), and Moosburg (Germany). ALTANA will integrate the acquired rheology business into its BYK Additives & Instruments division. BYK is part of one of the most innovative and high-growth specialty chemicals companies worldwide, said Dr. Christoph Schlnken, President Division BYK. We are a leading supplier of wetting and dispersing additives, of air-release, defoaming, and surface-improving additives, of wax additives and now also of rheological additives. In order to underline the particular importance attributed to the acquisition and to optimally and smoothly manage the integration of the business, the BYK Additives & Instruments division in Wesel extends its management team, with effect from today. The new management of BYK-Chemie consists of Dr. Christoph Schlnken (Chairman of the Management Board), Albert von Hebel, Gerd Judith, and now also Frank Wright,

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previously managing director of the acquired Rockwood business.

BYK executives meet with Gonzales city officials on Oct. 3. From left are: Dirk Plas, Managing Director of BYK USA, Dr. Christoph Schlnken, CEO and President of BYK-Chemie, Allen Barnes, Gonzales City Manager, and Bobby Logan, Mayor of Gonzales. (Courtesy Photo)

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, October 12, 2013 had on hand: 1,034 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to very active. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $220$235; 300-400 lbs, $210-$230; 400-500 lbs, $180-$200; 500-600 lbs, $158-$170; 600-700 lbs., $145-$153; 700-800 lbs, $138-$145. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$105. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $175$210; 300-400 lbs, $175-$190; 400-500 lbs, $154-$165; 500-600 lbs., $141-$152; 600-700 lbs., $131-$136. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $75-$81; Cutters, $79-$83; Canners, $61-$68; Low yielding fat cows, $69-$76. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $93-$95; light weights and medium quality bulls, $85-$94. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,150. Pairs: $1,050-$1,550. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at!

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$218; 300-400 lbs, $170 to $180 to $218; 400-500 lbs, $148 to $158 to $285; 500600 lbs, $135 to $145 to $161; 600-700 lbs, $125 to $135 to $142; 700-800 lbs, $121 to $131 to $139. Slaughter cows: $35 to $85; Slaughter bulls: $90 to $96; Stocker cows: $700 to $1,000.

During the Come and Take It Celebration, Buffington Funeral Home staff registered people for a chance to win a gift basket sponsored by Buffington Funeral Home, BZs Country Petals, and the Cow Palace Restaurant. The lucky winners name was drawn by Kathy Zella from BZs Country Petals (top). Below, Rick Resch of Buffington Funeral Home with winner Jane Vega.

The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. Report had on hand, October 14, 2013, Volume, 608. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $179 to $189 to $245; 300-400 lbs., $171 to $181 to $245; 400-500 lbs, $163 to $173 to $225; 500600 lbs, $144 to $154 to $185; 600-700 lbs, $129 to $139 to $155; 700-800 lbs, $122 to $132 to $145. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $167 to $177 to

Nixon Livestock Commission Report

The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on October 8, 2013, 1,757; week ago, 2,007; year ago, 2,053. The market was higher this week. Better quality heavier weights sold $2 to $3 higher while classes 600 lbs and sold $3 to $6 higher demand very good on the better kinds. Plainer types continue to remain slow. Packer cows and bulls sold $1 to $2 higher on approx 160 hd. total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $72-$87; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $60-$72; light weight canner cows, $50-$60. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $89$93; utility & cutter bulls, $84-$89; lightweight canner bulls, $78-$84. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $210-$250; 200-300 lbs, $200-$240; 300400 lbs, $195-$240; 400-500 lbs, $172$220; 500-600 lbs, $142-$182; 600-700 lbs, $140-$158; 700-800 lbs, $138-$148. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $200-$235; 200-300 lbs, $185-$200; 300-400 lbs, $165-$195; 400-500 lbs, $142-$173; 500600 lbs, $138-$156; 600-700 lbs, $130$145; 700-800 lbs, $118-$132. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336.

Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report

Cuero Livestock Market Report on October 11, 2013, had 1,617 head. Had 154 cows and 14 bulls. The packer market was up about $2/cwt as supply and demand conditions improved from recent weeks. The calf market was real even stronger than last weeks up market. Gains are holding good with some classes up $1-3/cwt in spots. Most steers of #1 quality are up $1-5/ cwt. While heifers are holding on gains of last week. Overall demand is strong reflecting good wheat grazing conditions as well as favorable corn prices. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $92-$98; lower grades, $70-$85. Packer cows: breakers, $65-$75; boning, $65-$83; canners & cutters, $80-$88; light & weak, $48-$60. Palpated, only 3 bred cows, $89-$95. Pairs: 11 Pairs, $1,090-$1,370. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200250 lbs, none; 250-300 lbs, $175-$225; 300-350 lbs, $192-$200; 350-400 lbs, $183$232; 400-450 lbs, $184-$222; 450-500 lbs, $175-$200; 500-550 lbs, $167-$187; 550-600 lbs, $161-$172; 600-700 lbs, $141$165; 700-800 lbs, $134-$142. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $153-$205; 250-300 lbs, $173-$218; 300-350 lbs, $200$230; 350-400 lbs, $187-$190; 400-450 lbs, $189-$208; 450-500 lbs, $167-$200; 500-550 lbs, $154-$174; 550-600 lbs, $150$166; 600-700 lbs, $133-$161. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $110-$144. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., none; 200250 lbs., $148-$190; 250-300 lbs, $168$198; 300-350 lbs, $162-$184; 350-400 lbs, $155-$174; 400-450 lbs, $163-$178; 450-500 lbs, $151-$182; 500-550 lbs, $143$155; 550-600 lbs, $139-$152; 600-700 lbs., $133-$154; over 700 lbs, $128-$130.

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Recalling my days as a teenaged snollygoster

Jim Cunningham

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

In the old home town, circa 19 and 62, I was in acquaintance with a gal that would attempt to show her smarts. Via words. But first let me give you a little background. Mama made sure to program her little girl into a young woman. Bought her a car when she was 15 and figured it would buy her popularity. I suspect it indeed had influence in her approval rating with her peers. Took the gal shopping for the latest styles. Dressed her to the nines. Ratted hair, teased, very fashionable for the time. Heavy pancake makeup to cover the adolescent bane of acne. Padded the bra with Kleenex (she had a chest like Huckleberry Finn without it). And made sure she never left home without wearing the most crucial of attire: a girdle. A regular Betty Coed. Albeit she was only 15. Mama was her mentor in all endeavors. A female Henry Higgins that coached her daughter into an Eliza Doolittle. Determined to have her become the toast of the town. So Mama subscribed to Readers Digest, a monthly periodical that appeared on many a coffee table back then and through today.

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Jim Cunningham is a former longtime Gonzales newsman and the former interim publisher of the Gonzales Cannon. He now lives in the Moulton area.

A few days ago I was walking with my dog, Mad, around the perimeter of the base here. The base is in the process of shrinking by about half. T-Walls (20-foot high slabs of concrete that fit together like Legos) are being put in place where the new boundaries are. It takes some getting used to as roadways that were open yesterday now are walled off. The Iraqi government is taking over the space we are moving out of. They come in, inventory, and take everything. Right now, there is a problem when we move to another location if we are carrying any electronic gear. Laptops, cameras and TVs, hell anything at all is being confiscated. That is something we have to work around as I would hate to lose my personal gear, but that is exactly what has been happening to people moving out of here and going to another location or even home. It is being stolen. Why? Because the Iraqi guard at the checkpointscan. We do have a work around but it is convoluted at best.

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The publication boasted several features in each issue: Laughter is the Best Medicine; Humor in Uniform; I Am Joes Pancreas (alternating a different organ each month); and It Pays to Increase Your Vocabulary. The latter being one Mama stressed to the nth degree to her woman-child. Collectively, theyd pick out one word and the girl would use it throughout the month. Utilizing whatever word was chosen for 30 to 31 days without ever tiring. I recall to this day how shed start a conversation. Dont you think and then her mouth would start to motoring. By beginning with Dont you think, she was basically demanding those within hearing distance to agree with her on whatever she was about to speak. And yes, shed work the monthly word in as often as possible.

Asinine. That was a favorite. Good grief, Gladys, could she work asinine into a sentence. Time after time. She probably stayed with that one for two or more months. Thats so asinine shed reply to practically any statement. One might make mention, I think Ill have a Big Red sody pop. Shed counter, Thats so asinine. Or if you opined out loud, I really enjoy a Slim Jim, my favorite beef product, with Fritos, a delicious vegetable, served on the side. Her retort, Thats so asinine. In the main, you never had to finish a sentence with her, shed do it for you, with, yes, Thats so asinine or whatever the word of the month was for her throughout her high school daze. Ofttimes Id counter her asinine with a synonym. By this time she was a ripe old 18-year-old and had no idea what I was doing. When she said asinine, Id reply with, Thats so absurd or cretinous daft idiotic moronic, etc. Now Im not saying she was a bimbo, but she did have a hole in her screen door. And youd be mentally thinking that her head was as empty as last years birds nest. And with the ratted hair it often appeared so. One time as a lark. I conned her into taking a moron test. When I informed her that she had failed it, she asked, That means Im not a moron, right? In later years I understand she embraced soap operas and was partial to framing jig-

saw puzzles and collecting figurines from far off places, like China and Taiwan and Japan. I really hate to admit this, but I learned a new word last week. From the Dictionary app on my Samsung Note tablet. Ready for it? Snollygoster. Its a noun. Full definition: 1. Slang. a clever, unscrupulous person. I love the example that was presented: A snollygoster is a shyster, and not, as President Truman thought, a man born out of wedlock Anthony Burgess, Homage to Qwert Yuiop, 1986 Clever and unscrupulous. I guess that describes me when I was dealing with that gal so long ago. Snollygoster. Such a neat word. And today, take a look around and see who fits the bill of a snollygoster: the President and 90 percent of the legislature; all CEOs; mainstream media heads and their anchors and reporters; celebrities; pulpy and tacky idjits. Especially the unscrupulous part of the definition. But its only a word. However, I put a lot of truck in words. The noblest of words, in my book, are the four-letter words, like love, hope and pity. However, down the road, I cotton to the thought that you can do a lot of bluffing by keeping your mouth shut. Please dont think, Thats so asinine.

Jon Harris
Getting back to the point of the story, I was walking and heard a fairly loud bang up ahead and saw a column of smoke rise over the T-Wall. The Quick Reaction Force (QRF) was headed that way so I figured discretion being the better part of valor, I would find a different route for my afternoon exercise with Mad. What is happening is, as we move the TWalls in, that naturally opens up areas the local townsfolk did not have access to before. Well, they still dont, but that doesnt sit well with them. A certain group feels
Jon Harris is an Army retiree and former law enforcement officer in Gonzales County now employed as a civilian military dog handler in the Middle East.

My heart was pounding as I sat in the waiting room. I went to check on symptoms that crept up suddenlyotherwise, I wouldnt have been there. As usual, the visit started with a weight check. Doctor scales are always off by at least 10 pounds, so Ive decided to toss off every stitch and accessory before setting my feet on that thing again. I waited 20 minutes in the exam room before the nurse came in to fill out the malady chart and take my vitals. Im sure someone was timing her with a stop watch, because she threw out questions so fast that I got breathless trying to keep up. And, thats when she decided to take my blood pressure! She informed me that it was 161 over something or other; looked at me over her eyelids, raised one eyebrow and made a notation. As she headed out the door she told me to strip and put on the flimsy gown that was folded like a napkin on the table. After sitting for 30 minutes on the cold steel tablethat was strategically positioned in line with the air conditioning ventin a gown that wouldnt stay closed, I was chilled to the bone. By the time the doctor made his grand entrance my teeth were chattering and my hands and feet were numb. The doctor introduced himself and proceeded to tell me that I was A walking timebomb that would blow up if blood pressure medication was not launched immediately . (O.K. Who agrees that this is not the way to help lower blood pressure?) To which I said...I dont need meds Doc. This is white-coat syndrome. He frowned and said, No, its

Trust in God will dispel every fear you have

Love, Eloise
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not. All I can do is warn you. But, its your body, your choice. I went on...I took my pressure at home and it was fine. Besides, medication can cause more problems than it fixes. There are serious side effects to Lipitor, and I want to do things as naturally as I can. Im exercising and eating healthy (except this week...I ate an entire Cheesecake by myself), and I am sure this is stress-related. He watched expressionless as I attempted to stop my knees from shaking, but I could tell he thought I was nuts! He says Youve been warned. Do what you want. After a two minute exam he handed me the prescriptionstated emphatically that hed done his due diligence, and wouldnt be responsible for my death if I didnt take what he prescribed. He turned around and walked away...shaking his head. I was quaking in my shoes when I left the exam room, and never so glad to see my husband in the waiting room. I disclosed the horrible diagnosis as I walked toward him. And as we exited the Office of Doom , I was seriously considering making funeral arrangements. Thankfully, my husband had a better idea. He suggested we take a look inside the antique store across the street. We strolled around enjoying the collectibles and I walked out with something I couldnt live without. We stopped at Wal-Mart, to get a few necessities and think about getting the prescription filled. What do you think blocked my way as we rounded the corner to the pharmacy? A blood pressure machine. Eric ignored my grimace and coaxed me into the chair to check my pressure again. He wanted me to be convinced that there was nothing physically wrong with me. He smiled sheepishly as I slipped my arm into the device and waited for the results. News Flash!!! Shopping is a miracle cure! This is why I refused to automatically believe a diagnosis that put me in a highrisk category, with no other recourse but to pop potent pills for the rest of my life. I believe in getting second and third expert opinions, because statistically almost 1/2 of all medical diagnosis are incorrect. Dont misunderstand. Im grateful for people with God-given ability to heal others, and for medications that ease pain and help our bodies heal. God created our bodies to heal themselves, but sometimes disease and sickness hinders this process. Physicians are trained to know how to improve the conditions for the body to heal itself, so they are desperately needed. Im not advocating faith-healing alone. However, doctors are not infallible and medications are not a cure-all. Our ultimate faith and trust is to be in God, not in doctors or medicine. In all critical life decisions, we should seek God first, who promises to give us wisdom when we ask for it. We must give God control when we are faced with a dilemma of any kind, so that our emotions will not take control. Trust in God dispels every fear. Scripture tells us that as a man thinks, so he is. Our mind, body and spirit work in unity, and each affects the other. The bible says that a peaceful mind gives life to the body, but jealousy and envy rot the bones. It says that the will to live can get you through sickness, but no one can live with a broken spirit. Research has proven

that if the area is not being used, they can just take it over. Thats what was happening. A group of citizens tried to move into the now unoccupied buildings. The Iraqi government would have none of that and explained, rather forcefully, that the empty buildings were not up for grabs. To show their displeasure with that, one fellow donned a suicide vest and blew himself up at the wall in front of me. Now dont get me wrong, civil disobedience has been a right for a long time, but come on. This may sound hard but the end result was the wall needed to be cleaned. Thats it. I dont think I will ever understand what makes someone do this. Protest all you want, but this was non-effective and just a waste of someones life. The act made no difference. It didnt even inconvenience anyone or anything. It mainly went unnoticed and by the next day most likely forgotten. I just dont understand. From just north of Bagdad, Im Jon Jon Harris is shown with his dog, Mad, Harris and This is a Dispatch from Down- who is wearing his military-issue doggles. (Courtesy photo) range-Iraq.

this to be true. We cant think anything without it having a consequence. So, a great majority of our problems are caused by faulty thinking and wrong perspectives regarding God, ourselves and others. How many of us are allowing the wrong perspectives to rule our behavior? If we dont get our thoughts in line with what the bible says about every aspect of our lives, we may continue to suffer the consequences. May God keep you physically and mentally healthy till next time... love, eloise friend me on Facebook at: loveeloise

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regular basis. The community of Delhi made the record books of Caldwell County when in 2011 tragedy struck the community with the largest wildfire in Caldwell County history. Firefighters of Caldwell County, Gonzales County and Texas Forest Service personnel fought that fire side by side for an entire week in September 2011. The men and women who proudly serve Caldwell County fire departments are ALL volunteers and need your continued support. On Oct. 26, Delhi VFD will hold its annual Gun Raffle and Chili Cook-off with a special presentation from the Gunslingers Volunteers. The event is from 4-6 at the Delhi Community Center located at 6108 State Hwy 304. Chili will start being served at 4 pm and the Gun

Delhi is a little known community on the eastern side of Caldwell County; it is a quiet rural country area with rolling hills and beautiful landscapes. The Delhi Volunteer Fire Department was established in 2004 and serves a 45 square mile area with over 600 residents. The Delhi VFD station is located on State Hwy 304 and during hurricane season serves as a link to Interstate I10 as a major evacuation route. Delhi VFD is routinely called upon to assist the neighboring counties of Bastrop and Gonzales. We have recently become a First Responder Organization responding to and assisting in medical emergencies with the Luling and Lockhart EMS. The first responders and firefighters of Delhi VFD participate in firefighter safety classes and continuing education on a

Battle of the Bulge, and victory

(Second of two parts) We left Daniel Veit (Part I) pushing towards Berlin with the Third Army after surviving Omaha Beach and the Normandy hedgerows. As they approached each enemy held city/village the Yanks dropped leaflets to the civilians warning them to flee to the woods, etc., warning of the towns destruction. But on Dec. 16, 1944 Hitler fooled all the allies with his counter-attack; the Battle of the Bulge had begun. Hitler covertly massed 250,000 troops and heavy armor to attack poorly positioned American infantry. It succeeded for a short season. Then General Pattons Third Army (armor) was ordered to turn hard left towards Bastogne, a consolidated, strategic German transportation/communication center where some sturdy American soldiers had been surrounded but not captured. The coun-

Raffle drawing will be held at 5:30pm. There will also be a silent auction with many thoughtful donations from business supporters around and outside of Caldwell County. Cost for Chili dinner is $8 per person. Gun Raffle tickets are $20.00 each with only 700 tickets being sold. This years Gun Raffle has 8 very nice guns and a Savage 93R17 Laminate Stock .17 HMR Combo will be auctioned off at the event please call 830-263-1555 to purchase your Raffle ticket. The Delhi VFD needs your support and welcomes Pictured from left to right; FF Ray Rodgers, Chief Danney Rodgers, FF Robert all who come out for a night Kennedy, FF Deborah Kortan, Assistant Chief Tom Will, FF/Secretary Dee Rodgers, FF Karry Moore, FF/Treasurer Cindy Woolley of family fun.

Senior Warrior Salute

Lew McCreary
Lew McCreary is a resident of the Conroe area who also owns land in Lavaca and Gonzales counties. He is compiling the stories of our honored veterans from throughout the region, especially those of the World War II era. If youd like to see the story of your honored veteran featured, contact him at

The Goliad County Area Go Texan is pleased to announce that the committee is bringing professional bull riding to Goliad, November 9, with DVS Productions. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and event starts at 7 p.m. for the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Touring Pro PBR presented by Farm Industrial. Presale Tickets now on sale; limited selection of box seats still available. Ticket price pre-sale will be $20, $8 12 and under, which will include an after the event dance at the Goliad Memorial Auditorium featuring the Matthew Gritz Band. With special guests, Ms. Rodeo Texas, Stephanie Revels and the one and only rodeo clown Mr.

PBR coming to Goliad

Leon Coffee. Tickets available in Goliad at: Ag Med Supply, and Goliad County Farm Bureau; in Refugio, Blue Sky; in Beeville, Beeville Livestock; in Cuero, Ful-O-Pep Ranch and Garden Center; and in Victoria, Foster Creek Station. Sign your under 7 and under 60 pound youngster up at the gate a 6 p.m. for their chance at 8 seconds in Mutton Bustin. If you would like more information you can contact the Goliad County Extension Office, 329 West Franklin, 361-645-8204, after hours 361-649-2302. Like us on Facebook Goliad Go Texan.

ter attacking Third Army found themselves in snow up to five feet deep and overcast skies that precluded air support. Everything was white, or would be painted white so not to become a target for German mortar and artillery bursts. The worst winter in 50 years had set in. Daniel Veit had accumulated 20 blankets for his foxhole and his sox were changed daily to prevent trench foot. The Third Army and paratroopers converged, and most importantly the weather cleared so air support resumed. Many German tanks had run out of gas. The siege lifted on Jan. 25, 1945 and the German bulge collapsed. Hitlers well executed surprise offensive was thrown back, but the casualties on both sides were devastating. The allies pushed on and one day Daniels unit watched as 17 retreating German tanks just stopped. They had run out of ammo and fuel. As the enemy continued to retreat, thousands were taken prisoner until

close to 100,000 had surrendered. But there were no barbed wire enclosures, just colored chalk lines and machine guns to maintain order. Tech sergeant Daniel Veit and his comrades were pushing up the famous Hitler Autobahn when the war ended in early May of 45. It was then they came upon forced labor camps and other victims of Naziism. They were appalled at the desperate condition of these prisonersstarving, filthy and infested with lice. With his background in Slavic languages Daniel helped allied authorities to communicate and arrange rehabilitation of these exhausted victims of the Third Reich. It was time to consider the war with Japan. Daniels unit was involved with stockpiling European ammunition stockpiles for shipment to the Pacific Theatre of War. G.I.s who had earned 82 points would be sent home. Those with fewer, like Daniel, would be relocated somewhere near Japan in three separate locations. But this all became moot when Japan surrendered in August. Therefore Daniel rode a ship to New York City and a train to Fannin, for separation. He would

stars due to time spent actively engaged in key battle zones. Dan traveled to Corpus Christi where his folks had moved to find work. It was there he met and married Dorothy who would bear him two children. They relocated in Shiner where they farmed; also Daniel practiced veterinarian work and exercised his surveying skills. He still has his library of books on these subjects. But for a steady paycheck he finally settled upon Kaspar Wire Works where his diverse skills were put to work. At one time he specialized in the manufacture of newspaper racks that were exported worldwide. Daniels wife passed away 11 years ago so he lives quietly in Terrace West and stays occupied with keeping things shipshape inside and out. As for WW2, Daniels explanation for the allied victory was Hitlers mistake in spreading armies too thinly on too many separate battle fronts. Germany had been at war for eight burdensome years, endured horrific allied bombardment of their homeland where millions of soldiers/civilians had diedand they were fed up with the daily carnage of war.

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Becoming a politican requires a lot of changes

One of the decisions I made when I undertook to become a candidate for the State Board of Education was that I would not use my column nor my editorial page to campaign. It would not be ethical, for starters, and inherently unfair to the incumbent, should she file to seek re-election. Hence, my columns will not address education issues until after the election in November 2014. But I think both the incumbent and anyone whos ever run for any kind of political office will readily recognize the interesting changes you have to undergo as a candidate that you might not ever consider as an everyday citizen. You really have to almost become someone completely different. For starters, theres the matter of personal appearance. As a news guy, Ive always cultivated the image of the rumpled journalist perpetually in need of a shave and a haircut, clothes rarely if ever pressed, sneakers good for any occasion. When I was asked to run, how-

In Our View
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dances with Chihuahuas

Dave Mundy
General Manager

The lieutenant governor of Texas is the secondhighest post in Texas state government, but some say it is more powerful than the governorship. The lieutenant governor controls the work of the state senate and controls the states budgeting process. Because it is such a powerful and important position, Texans should consider candidates for the office carefully. One candidate is Republican Todd Staples, the current state Commissioner of Agriculture. Staples has served in both houses of the Texas state legislature, as well as on Palestine city council. He is former rancher and businessman, and graduated from Texas A&M with honors. As Commissioner, Staples has met and visited ranchers and property owners along the TexasMexico border, and he has challenged the Obama Administration to step up regarding resources to secure the Texas border. While liberals in south Texas deny the daily violence, Staples has spoken up about the dangers Texas farmers and ranchers face along the border. He also has emphasized, correctly, that the immigration issue is not about Hispanics or any one ethnic or racial group, but rather about controlling the border. He has also been a supporter of property rights. One of the foundations of our great American society is the concept of private property rights, and Staples has championed private property owner rights including the passage of a 2009 state constitutional amendment protecting homeowners and landowners from eminent domain abuses. He also created an online website petition to promote additional eminent domain reforms

Staples has a solid record of conservatism for Texas

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ever, that changed. Now I have city councilmen asking me what happened to Dave, did he leave the paper or something? First off, our political consultant recommended I get rid of the saltand-pepper goatee and moustache Ive sported for years. And he was blunt about the reasons why. Dave, it makes you look 10 years older than you are, he said. Plus it calls attention to your mouth. Until you get some new teeth, youre going to look like redneck trailer trash. Dont smile a lot and try not to be photographed speaking.. Uhm ... thanks. I think. Were working on the teeth thing.

Admittedly, I had another misconception starting off. When I asked what I need to do to campaign effectively, I was told to shake a lot of hands and kiss a lot of babes. After getting slapped several times, our consultant amended his instructions: I said BABIES, not BABES, Dave. Darn. Takes all the fun out of it. Im also gaining a new appreciation for all the politicians and candidates Ive interviewed in the past. As a news guy, of course, when I talk to politicians, I fire off my questions, scribble down the responses and go turn that into a story. Its a different world on the other side of the reporters notebook. What incredible patience they have, to answer the same questions, over and over again. At my first appearance at the Highland Lakes Tea Party event, I mustve recited my oral autobiography and my stump speech about a hundred times in three hours. Another handy item to have if youre a politician is an instant fa-

cial recognition implant because people will come up and start talking to you like they know you, and the whole time youre just grinning and shaking their hands and asking yourself inwardly: Who the heck is this? I saw that same look in Attorney General Greg Abbotts eyes Saturday night at the Patriot Dinner in Yoakum, when I stepped up and mentioned that my county chairman wouldnt forgive me if I didnt say hi for her, and recalled the conversation I had with him when he spoke in Gonzales at the 2010 Presidents Day dinner. He was polite, warm and enthusiastic but you could tell he didnt recall ever having spoken with me before. Its okay, sir. I understand completely. Im also having to modify a few other natural tendencies. As a journalist, my ears do a lot of work: I listen. While Ill toss in questions now and then, my job is to hear whats being said and to translate that into something my readers understand.

As a politician, however, you have to both listen AND demonstrate an outgoing, go-get-em personality. You cant afford to be bashful. Im slowly learning how to not hide around the edge of the crowd, but its not easy. The hardest part of taking on the role of politician, however, is doing something Ive always abhorred: begging for money. News guys dont make big paychecks I make less than any first-year schoolteacher in the State of Texas and Ive led a working-mans life, so Im not swimming in savings. Hence, my campaign is going to depend heavily on other peoples money. Assuming I can overcome this aversion to panhandling. On the other hand, as a politician I get to meet a lot of new people Id never get the chance to meet as a reporter. I just hope I can remember them all. In that, Im hoping I can use my experience as a sports reporter. Would yall please start wearing football jerseys so I can compile a roster?

George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident. He is the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance.

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during the 2011 legislative session. That petition was signed by over 7,500 Texans, and eventually became a bill that was signed into law. As for keeping taxes low, while Staples served in the Texas legislature he helped pass a record setting number of tax breaks which have enabled Texas to lead the nation in job growth. His support for a business-friendly Texas is one reason why Forbes magazine recently ranked out state number 7 in the nation for being business friendly. Staples is also not afraid to take a stand on moral issues such as pro-life and pro-family values. He sponsored and helped pass a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. He has also been endorsed in past elections by the Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life. In another example of his conservatism, Staples helped pass tort reform legislation to address lawsuit abuse. Texas is a more attractive place to do business because of this legislation. Also, healthcare is more accessible and affordable because physicians do not have to carry a huge amount of legal insurance. With Obamacare and other liberal federal initiatives challenging our state, we need a leader like Todd Staples to stand for the Constitutional rights of Texas, and protect the individual rights of Texans. I have met Todd Staples on several occasions, and I am impressed by his passion knowledge, and conservatism. Liberals are ready to play the gender and race cards with candidates like Wendy Davis and Leticia Van De Putte, and conservatives must have a smart and bold candidate who will not wilt under pressure. I think Staples will stand his ground under pressure, and I think he would be an excellent lieutenant governor of Texas.

Refusing to negotiate is the new reasonableness. After years of agonized media commentary about the failure of key players in Washington to sit down and work out their differences, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to win the fight over the government shutdown by rejecting all compromise, calling his opponents names and escaping blame in the press. It is a gambit available only to Democrats, who are presumed, almost by definition, to be free of any responsibility for a shutdown. For his part, President Barack Obama says he wont negotiate on the debt ceiling, so the current fight that Democrats wont negotiate over might roll into the next one they wont negotiate over, either. The basis of the refusal to talk is the notion that only an extremist with a bomb strapped to his chest would make a policy demand as government funding is about to run out. This argument depends on a short memory. Before Republicans lost the shutdown fights with Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s, putting an end to such brinkmanship for the duration, the policy dispute on the cusp of a shutdown was a routine feature of Washington. The fact checker at the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler, has batted down Obamas contention that no one has ever tried to attach extraneous measures to a debt-ceiling measure before. As far

The intransigents
Rich Lowry
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review and a syndicated columnist for King Features Syndicate.


back as 1973, Sens. Teddy Kennedy and Walter Mondale (aka nihilistic terrorists heedless of the damage they might cause to global financial markets) tried to attach campaign-finance reform to a debt-limit increase. Friction between the executive and legislative branches is built into our system, and it is the nature of politics that both sides will seek to exploit whatever leverage they have. Obama didnt hesitate to use the impending fiscal cliff at the end of 2012 to force as big a tax increase he could reasonably get. Nonetheless, the latest standoff is portrayed as the ruination of our politics. The real problem with the Republican position isnt that it is unprecedented or inherently out of bounds, but that it is unlikely to achieve much. To put it mildly, the Republican handling of the continuing resolution has lacked the forethought traditionally associated with successful strategy. Every indication is that Reid welcomed a shutdown on the assumption that Republicans could be made to pay the price. Its not a bad bet, but the risk to Democrats is that they make their eagerness to press their partisan advantage too blatant. If the shutdown is so ruinous, presumably they should want to talk about how to resolve it. If the temporary suspension of specific government functions -- the parks, services to veterans -- is so harmful, presumably they should welcome Republican bills to restore them. The Democratic opposition to negotiation wont be sustainable if the standoff continues. The president is willing -- nay, eager -- to negotiate with an Iran regime that has American blood on its hands, even though it is safe to assume that the Iranians arent acting in good faith. Republicans who oppose his healthcare law, though, are beyond the pale and not worth seriously engaging. And they are the unreasonable ones? Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

In Your View
This is an edited transcription of an interview with attorney, political analyst, former state Chief of Staff for Representative Joe Crab, and former legal counsel to state Senator Dan Patrick - Jay Yates heard on The News from the Camphouse on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Jay and I became friends when we were primary candidates for the same seat. We even slept on each others couches when campaigning at different ends of the district. It wasnt unusual for us to start a discussion at sunset and still be combing the issue when the sun came up the next morning. While we both know and understand the moral aspects of many issues, Jay can usually cite the legal aspects that accompany the intent of most laws. Now, there is still some controversy concerning the last redistricting that took place in Texas. Yates: I was the clerk for the Texas house committee in 2003 when the non-census redistricting was taking place for the U.S. Congressional seats. Thats when the entire Democrat caucus of 51 people broke the quorum and spent five days in Enid, Oklahoma. The senate also had Democrat senators go to New Mexico to break the quorum for that chamber. Thats when I was in law school. So you see redistricting has always been a blood sport in Texas. Brune: Okay, that was in 2003 and weve redistricted again since then, and, the present redistricting map is being challenged. Yates: Yes, and recently the Supreme Court has overturned part of the Voting Rights Act that is the preclearance where Texas and other Southern states had to seek permission from the Justice Department for redistricting. However, we still have Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act where court cases may be brought to look at the redistricting. Theyll study whether minority areas were diluted, or whether a minority area was all packed together. So, youll either be accused of packing or cracking depending on how the math works. Currently, theyre looking at the maps and haggling although weve already had one congressional election using those maps.

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Are all men really created equal? Judicial redistricting

Looking Down from the Saddle
Herman Brune
minority communities. If there is a growing Hispanic community that is big enough to be a district the concern is for them to have their own district. Or, it could mean that if they had a district they get to keep it even though their population may be digressing. In Houston there are two black districts and one Hispanic district. Then there are two in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and several Hispanic districts in South Texas. These districts tend to be Democrat and get drawn first. Before there is any partisan advantage to redistricting the Voting Rights Act prescribes we draw out these districts. Brune: What happened to all men are created equal? Why do we draw districts to pander to minorities? Yates: Thats how the Voting Rights Act and all the case law coming from the Justice Department works. And its horrific from a color blindness point of view. Theres going to be law suits. And the argument is that if you have an area that has a significant population of lets say African Americans and they have the opportunity to elect who they want to elect the district must be drawn to their favor. The legislature must start out protecting those communities. Whether or not thats a good idea thats the world you live in. Brune: Anytime a law is passed to prop up minorities weve bypassed the institution that all men are created equal. Another bad aspect to these laws is that now a minority drawn district may be stuck with an elected incumbent who thinks American astronauts planted a U.S. flag on Mars, or that the island of Guam will flip or sink if there are too many people on one side. The minority cut districts cant get rid of these horrendously ignorant representatives. Yates: Yes, the power of incumbency is huge in these districts. Republicans cant win them challengers must be Democrat primary candidates from within the district. Youre referring to Sheila Jackson Lee who is an entrenched politician. She wants to be a congresswoman and works hard to be one. Early in her career she spoke at funerals whether or not she knew the dearly departed. Brune: The next notion is that this is where term limits would help. Yates: Yes, and weve had this discussion. Brune: I believe we have term limits every two years on Election Day. Then whatever happens in Washington, whoever is elected, its the peoples fault.

Dear Editor, I am want to take just a moment to thank the citizens of Gonzales and some very special people for the support that they showed for my son Russell during the 2013 Come and Take It celebration. As I watched my son Russ and his family enjoy the parade Saturday, my heart swelled with pride when I saw him stand and give a silent salute each time a Fire or EMS Unit rolled by. His respect for the profession and for the men and women who serve in that profession is admirable. I could not be more proud of him. Along with the pride that I feel in my heart, I feel pain as well. You see, Russell has been diagnosed with epilepsy and has had to put his career as an EMT/Firefighter on hold for a while. As a victim of epilepsy, he had to give up his job, his paycheck, his benefits, and his dreambut only temporarily. He is strong and his goal is to get back on the truck.

Thanks for community support!

Russ is a good candidate for a temporal lobe resectionbrain surgery. He has been told that if the surgery is successful and he remains seizure free for a year he will be eligible to go back to work as an EMT/Firefighter. His Neurologist and his Surgeon are both confident that he will be in the 80-90 percentile who are seizure free after recovering from the procedure. Because he lost his benefits when he lost his job, he will have to come up with approximately $140,000 to pay to have the surgery done. His family, friends, and community are working together on Russells behalf to come up with this money. A trust fund has been set up and several fundraising activities are in the planning stages. This past weekend a booth was setup on the square to sell tee shirts and magnetic bumper stickers displaying Firefighters Save Lives and I Helped Save a Firefighter; The Russell M. Dreyer Brain Surgery Fund. The proceeds

Herman Brune is a freelance writer, radio personality and author based in Colorado County.

will be placed in the trust fund and will be used to help pay for the surgery that Russ requires. Just as the citizens of Gonzales rose to the occasion when the Immortal 32 responded to the request for help from the Alamo, they once again rose to the occasion and showed their support by donating to the Russell M. Dreyer Brain Surgery Fund. Thank you, citizens of Gonzales, and a special thank you to two young ladies who are very special friends to Russ and our familyGwen Massie and Daisy Scheske. I know there are many others whose names I should list, but there is just not enough room here to do so. I am very fortunate to be able to call Gonzales my hometown, and I am very grateful to all of you who turned a portion of Come and Take It into Come and Give It. Your support and concern is greatly appreciated. James L. Dreyer Gonzales

Lurching toward socialism

Dear Editor, The ongoing attempt to destroy Senator Ted Cruz for daring to oppose Obamacare holds a chilling message for all Americans who love freedom. We expect the Democrats and mass national media to vilify any senator that rejects the radical socialist agenda of the Obama regime. However on this occasion we witness the so-called Republican leadership railing against one their own party (Senator Cruz) as being reckless and destructive because he dares to filibuster and defund Affordable Health Care. Doesnt this clearly demonstrate how compromised some so-called Republicans have become inside the beltway? It is so very unfortunate that it required the son of a Cuban immigrant whose father was ruthlessly persecuted by Castros communism to open the eyes of America to this federal conspiracy designed to change entirely our constitutional form of government. Obamacare will begin the eventual destruction of the free enterprise system through uncontrolled deficit spending, massive loss of jobs (employers will dump many 40 hour/week employees) and our individual privacy. Big Brother will have a complete health and financial dossier on each one of us, and eventually a panel of Washington bureaucrats will wield control over who lives and who does not under some form of medical care rationing program. Some are old enough to recall how twenty years ago, Hillary began to beat the drum for US social-

ized medicine (national health care) as a necessity. Thankfully at that time the American public had the sagacity to shout it down as disastrous for our country. It has never functioned equitably anywhere in the world (Canadians are still coming here for critical health problems). So if Obamacare is such a bummer for most Americans, why is it being forced upon us? It is the key ingredient of future BIGGER governments intensified reach for even more control. Beware America; it is all but too late to reverse this evil leftist lurch towards Socialism, a failed form of opLetters to the Editor Policy: pressive government that The Gonzales Cannon welcomes and encourages letters to the editor. stifles God given human Views expressed in letters are those of the writers and do not reflect the views and opinions of the publisher, editor, or staff of The Gonzales Canfreedoms.

Brune: The Texas Legislature redistricted. Arent we using the map they produced? Yates: No! Texas went from 32 U.S. Congressmen to 36 adding four. So, districts should have gotten smaller in terms of geography. They passed a map and the court modified a couple of districts specifically the one known as the Trans Pecos District. That is the one true swing district in the state. It may go either way but may be skewed more Democrat after the courts modification. Likewise, when the Republican legislature draws that district it probably skews more Republican. If that district includes a few more Hill Country counties it skews more Republican. Draw that district closer to Laredo and it skews more Democrat. Brune: Why should we bother redistricting every 10 years? Yates: Its in the Constitution. Every 10 years we take a census and the idea is to approximate one man one vote and that is how Texas went from 32 to 36 congressmen. There is a formula that tells how many people each congressman represents and some districts are smaller in geography but denser in population. Some areas grow and others decline. The redistricting helps the one man one vote idea by having each congressman represent the same number of people. Brune: People should understand that redistricting is a science. Whichever political party rules the state house is going to cut districts to their advantage on every scale. These guys know which side of the street to run the district lines. Yates: Yes, but before we discuss the partisan advantage there are voting rights concerns. There are districts that historically represented

I smoke pot and Im no criminal

Dear Editor, Lately Ive been frustrated, angry, and really disappointed by the Gonzales Police Department. They continue to harass, intimidate, and discourage our teenage population. Every time I walk down the street at night, some officer always pulls up to me and says, Wheres the weed at man? or Where you going? and Im sick of it. I may smoke marijuana but that does not make me a criminal. Criminals steal, vandalize things, etc. The only reason marijuana is illegal is because of a 1930s smear campaign which took advantage of the racist time period by convincing people that African-Americans and illegal immigrants were the main users and the side affect were deadly. No, not one person has ever died from a marijuana overdose. I have ADHD, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. I refuse to treat it with anything else except marijuana. Ive taken medication before, and it makes me dizzy, sleepy, and turns me into a walking zombie and I hate it. As for marijuana, it helps me focus without all the bad side effects. I really just want people to understand marijuana is not as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco, and does not belong in the Schedule 1 controlled substance

non. Submission of a letter does not guarantee publication. All letters are Lew McCreary subject to editing for grammar, style, length (250 words), and legal stanMontgomery dards. Letter-writters may criticize sitting office-holders for specific policies, but active electioneering is prohibited. The Gonzales Cannon does not publish unsigned letters. All letters must be signed and include the address and telephone number of the author for verification purposes. area. When I run out of Addresses and phone numbers are not published. Our online edition at also welcomes reader comweed, I dont break into ments on stories appearing in the paper, but posts by anonymous users somebodys house, steal or users registered under an alias will not be published.

their stuff, and try to pawn it to buy pot. I have smoked marijuana everyday for five years and Im perfectly fine. Im not Stoopid, so please GPD stop harassing marijuana users and focus on more REAL criminals. Oh and another thing, the POT MAYKE U STOOPID poster in the Gonzales Probation office is very offensive, because obviously it doesnt. Otherwise you would not be able to understand anything I said. God Bless and LEGALIZE MARIJUANA! Matthew Lopez Gonzales

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the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. KMP will invest approximately $74 million to build an 18mile, 24-inch diameter lateral pipeline northwest from its DeWitt Station to a new facility in Gonzales County, where KMP will construct 300,000 barrels of storage, a pipeline pump station and truck offloading facilities. The lateral will have a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day and will enable Kinder Morgan to batch Eagle Ford crude and condensate from the new Gonzales Station via KMCC to its delivery points on the Houston Ship Channel and/or the soon to be completed Sweeny Lateral pipeline serving the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery in Brazoria County. Including joint ventures and other projects, KMPs planned investments related to Eagle Ford Shale crude and condensates currently total almost $900 million. We are pleased to enter this long-term arrangement to move more Eagle Ford Shale product to the Houston Ship Channel and surrounding areas and once again provide much needed optionality to Eagle Ford producers and Houston market consumers, said Don Lindley, president, Natural Gas Liquids Business Development for KMP. The project is expected to be immediately accretive to cash available to KMP unitholders upon completion in early 2015.


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Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33311 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: BHP Billiton Pet (TXLA Op) Co. Lease Name: Walters A Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.03 miles NW of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 66, A-586 Acres: 545.80 API No.: 42-123-33324 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: BHP Billiton Pet (TXLA Op) Co. Lease Name: Walters A Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.03 miles west of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 66, A-586 Acres: 545.80 API No.: 42-123-33323 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: BHP Billiton Pet (TXLA Op) Co. Lease Name: Walters A Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.03 miles west of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 66, A-586 Acres: 545.80 API No.: 42-123-33322 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: BHP Billiton Pet (TXLA Op) Co. Lease Name: Walters A Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.03 miles NW of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 66, A-586 Acres: 545.80 API No.: 42-123-33321 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: BHP Billiton Pet (TXLA Op) Co. Lease Name: Walters A Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.03 miles NW of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 66, A-586 Acres: 545.80 API No.: 42-123-33315 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Borgfeld Unit A Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles NW of Yorktown Survey Name: F. Fassett, Section 22, A-707 Acres: 316.04 API No.: 42-123-33317 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: G Klein Unit B Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 3.9 miles NE of Ecleto Survey Name: T.C. Bell, A-65 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-123-33316 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: G Klein Unit C Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.7 miles east of Ecleto Survey Name: T.C. Bell, A-65 Acres: 396 API No.: 42-123-33312 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Barnhart Unit A Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 13.6 miles NW of Cuero Survey Name: J. Bird, A-60 Acres: 280 API No.: 42-123-33313 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Maurer Unit D Well No.: 5 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 14.9 miles NW of Cuero Survey Name: W. Roberson, A-401 Acres: 357.50 API No.: 42-123-33309 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: J. Hermann C Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.04 miles NW of Cuero Survey Name: V. Bennett, A-5 Acres: 653.01 API No.: 42-123-33314 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sabine Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Gerdes Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 1.1 miles NW of Pearl City Survey Name: J.E. King, A-298 Acres: 690.38 Fayette County API No.: 149-33322 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Enervest Operating, LLC Lease Name: Tannenberger Well No.: 2 Field Name: Giddings (Austin Chalk 3) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.5 miles SE. of La Grange Survey Name: G. Duty, A-41 Acres: 691.98 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-33172 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. Lease Name: Haydens Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,500 feet Direction and Miles: 18.5 miles NE of Gonzales Survey Name: L. Mallet, A-352 Acres: 365.53 API No.: 42-177-33171 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. Lease Name: Haydens Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,500 feet Direction and Miles: 18.5 miles NE of Gonzales Survey Name: L. Mallet, A-352 Acres: 365.53 API No.: 42-177-33173 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. Lease Name: Haydens Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,500 feet Direction and Miles: 18.5 miles NE of Gonzales Survey Name: L. Mallet, A-352 Acres: 365.53 API No.: 42-177-33170 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. Lease Name: Haydens Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,500 feet Direction and Miles: 18.2 miles NE of Gonzales Survey Name: L. Mallet, A-352 Acres: 365.53 API No.: 42-177-33174 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Novosad Unit Well No.: 12HR Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,300 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles NW of Shiner Survey Name: William Hill, A-27 Acres: 942.64 API No.: 42-177-33155 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lawley Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,500 feet Direction and Miles: 8 miles NW of Shiner Survey Name: G. Blair, A-4 Acres: 936.13 API No.: 42-177-33159 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Thomas Crozier Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,800 feet Direction and Miles: 8.7 miles south of Smiley Survey Name: D. Taylor, A-445 Acres: 452.20 API No.: 42-177-33158 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Thomas Crozier Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,800 feet Direction and Miles: 8.7 miles south of Smiley Survey Name: D. Taylor, A-445 Acres: 452.20 API No.: 42-177-33163 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Selman Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.7 miles SE of Gonzales Survey Name: T. Jackson, A-30 Acres: 520.54 API No.: 42-177-33157 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Richter Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,500 feet Direction and Miles: 8.1 miles NW of Shiner Survey Name: G. Blair, A-4 Acres: 1,138.32 API No.: 42-177-33165 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Ironwood Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Pettus Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 9,201 feet Direction and Miles: 14.1 miles NE of Gonzales Survey Name: A.B. Williams, A-79 Acres: 360 API No.: 42-177-33156 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) D Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 16.7 miles south of Gonzales Survey Name: A.W. Hill, A-247 Acres: 312.63 API No.: 42-177-33160 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) D Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 16,600 feet Direction and Miles: 16.5 miles south of Gonzales Survey Name: A.W. Hill, A-247 Acres: 312.63 API No.: 42-177-33161 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) D Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 16,500 feet Direction and Miles: 16.7 miles south of Gonzales Survey Name: A.W. Hill, A-247 Acres: 312.63 API No.: 42-177-33168 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Zebra Hunter Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 14.6 miles NE of Gonzales Survey Name: J.A. Hueser, A-245 Acres: 684.99 API No.: 42-177-33167 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Zebra Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 14.6 miles NE of Gonzales Survey Name: J.A. Hueser, A-245 Acres: 684.99 API No.: 42-177-33166 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrotec LLC Lease Name: Miura Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 7,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles SE of Smiley Survey Name: N. James, A-298 Acres: 622.72 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33735 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Leal Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles south of Moulton Survey Name: E. Goodman, A-529 Acres: 687.43 API No.: 42-285-33734 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Leal Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles south of Moulton Survey Name: E. Goodman, A-529 Acres: 687.43 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32910 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: D. Warzecha A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Direction and Miles: 5.43 mils SE of Westhoff Oil: 408 MCF: 4,078 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,389 Total Depth: 19,105 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,952 feet Perforations: 14,16918,952 feet API No.: 42-123-32868 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: D. Warzecha A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Direction and Miles: 5.41 miles SE of Westhoff Oil: 341 MCF: 4,064 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,515 Total Depth: 19,306 feet Plug Back Depth: 19,209 feet Perforations: 15,05819,205 feet API No.: 42-123-32866 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: D. Warzecha A Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Direction and Miles: 5.41 miles SE of Westhoff Oil: 341 MCF: 4,639 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,715 Total Depth: 19,354 feet Plug Back Depth: 19,253 feet Perforations: 13,69319,173 feet API No.: 42-123-32865 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Matador Production Company Lease Name: Francis Lewton Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: J. McCoy Jr., A-30 Direction and Miles: 2.6 miles NW of Concrete Oil: 1,178 MCF: 4,203 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,150 Total Depth: 19,500 feet Plug Back Depth: 19,451 feet Perforations: 13,07219,349 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32905 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Annie Unit Well No.: 15H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: D. Gray, A-517 Direction and Miles: 2.9 miles NE of Glaze City Oil: 1,439 MCF: 1,050 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,205 Total Depth: 15,098 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,019 feet Perforations: 11,78015,013 feet API No.: 42-177-33010 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Gonzo Hunter Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Direction and Miles: 15.76 miles east of Gonzales Oil: 529 MCF: 280 Choke Size: 22/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 900 Total Depth: 15,249 feet Perforations: 10,41115,149 feet API No.: 42-177-33019 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Gonzo Hunter Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Direction and Miles: 15.76 miles east of Gonzales Oil: 608 MCF: 340 Choke Size: 22/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 875 Total Depth: 15,964 feet Perforations: 10,600-15,860 feet API No.: 42-177-33020 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Gonzo Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Direction and Miles: 17.76 miles east of Gonzales Oil: 569 MCF: 221 Choke Size: 22/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 965 Total Depth: 14,934 feet Perforations: 10,33214,902 feet

Eagle Ford Shale News

Eagle Ford region eclipses 1,100 wells for the first time

Baker Hughes released its third quarter estimates for well spuds and the Eagle Ford eclipsed 1,100 wells in a single quarter for the first time. The play accounted for 1,133 or more than 10% of the 9,175 wells spud in the U.S. during the quarter. Baker Hughes tracks the 14 core counties when evaluating the play, so actual numbers are higher. The oilfield service company tallied 233 rigs the 14-county area during the quarter compared to 270 in the 30-county area we observed. The number of well spuds was up 4 percent from 1,089 in the second quarter to 1,133 in the third quarter. The average rig in the Eagle Ford drilled 4.86 wells during the third quarter or averaged a little less than 19 days drilling

and moving from well to well. The Eagle Ford and the Permian together accounted for more than one-third of all well spuds in the quarter. Eagle Ford rig count takes slight dip

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count decreased by 11 rigs from 267 to 256 running last week. No single county had a decline of more than two rigs, so the decrease was not the result of a major shift geographically. The Texas Railroad Commission released its preliminary list of the top producing counties in the state in July and the Eagle Ford should get first prize. Counties in the region account for five of the top 10 oil producing counties in the state. The commission issued a total of 1,606 original drilling permits in August 2013 compared to 2,048 in August 2012. The August total included 1,438 permits to drill new oil and gas wells, 27 to re-enter existing well bores, and 141 for re-completions. Permits issued in August 2013 included 501 oil, 92 gas, 968 oil and gas, 31 injection, three service and 11 other permits.

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Project raises $6,000 to assist local women

The Gonzales Apache Cheerleaders made a major positive impact on their community when they made a presentation last Friday night at Apache Field. During a special pregame ceremony, the cheerleaders donated $6,000 to the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation to help assist unfunded women in their fight against breast cancer. Representing the foundation were Dr. David Meredith, Todd Crawford PA-C, Lora Tschappatt FNP, Barbara Koricanek Board President, Laurel Ince Board Director, Brian Fees Board Director, and Connie L. Kacir Executive Director. The contribution was funded through the cheerleaders selling 1,101 Apaches for a Cure T-shirts. The cheerleaders chose to give to Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation because they wanted a charity where 100% of the donation would stay in Gonzales to benefit local women. Danyelle Glass, head varsity cheerleader, presented the check to Dr. Commie Hisey. Also on hand was Gonzales Mayor Bobby Logan, who was so impressed by the leadership of these cheerleaders investing in the health of medically underserved local women that he honored the cheerleaders with 29 proclamations naming them Ambassadors of the City of Gonzales. The proclamations read, in part, as follows: Whereas The Gonzales High School Apache Cheerleaders have chosen to support womens health in a spirit of giving assisting in the health and healing for others. Whereas The cheerleaders named a fundraiser, Apaches for a Cure, whereby 1,001 pink teeshirts were sold raising money to assist unfunded women receive state of the art 3D mammograms and/ or breast biopsies. Whereas The spirit and hearts of compassion in our youth was revealed in these young ladies who said, We will champion this project so we can help save the lives of women in Gonzales! This vow demonstrates the deep passion to their oath of modeling team spirit encouraging others with poise to new heights. Whereas The cheerleaders are featured as model community leaders and ambassadors for the City of Gonzales. They exemplify humanitarian characteristics inspiring others. Whereas The City of

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Pride in Gonzales cleanup scheduled for Oct. 26 at VC

The Pride in Gonzales Fall Cleanup is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 26, with headquarters set up at the Victoria College campus. A meeting of city staff and community organizations to finalize plans for the event is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at City Hall. The event is designed as the fall counterpart to each springs Jim Price Clean Sweep, with residents and community groups encouraged to tackle litter around town. Dumpsters and recycling bins will be available for metals, old tires, car batteries and small electronics, in addition to everyday items. A drive-through dropoff path will be set from the St. Paul side of the VC campus, exiting on Dunning west to St. Joseph. Hazardous chemicals such as paint and household cleaners will not be accepted. Community groups are encouraged to sign up to adopt areas of town; work gloves and safety vests will be furnished. Also being donated will be snacks and water for those taking part in the effort. For details or to sign up your group, contact City Hall at 830-672-2815.

The new Gonzales Walmart Supercenter will open Wednesday, Oct. 23, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. The new store at 1114 E. Sarah Dewitt Drive is conveniently located at the corner of East Sarah Dewitt Drive and Church Street and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store is relocating from its current location at 1620 N. Sarah DeWitt Dr. That facility will close its doors for good at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The new location will provide Gonzales residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services. The relocated Walmart is

New Walmart to open Wednesday

a welcome addition to Gonzales. We welcome the new jobs, services and offerings it brings, said Daisy Scheske, executive director of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Walmart has been a Gonzales Chamber of Commerce member, community partner and employer here for 33 years since the store originally opened in 1980. The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites. Some local products available include Purina Dog Chow, Kitchen Pride

Gonzales, Texas wishes to convey the deepest appreciation for the 2013-2014 Gonzales High School Apache Cheerleaders utmost compassion, sincerity and moral fiber that will continue to mold and develop our future generations. The ceremony concluded with every breast cancer survivor in the stadium being asked to stand so that they could be presented with a pink rose by the cheerleaders.

mushrooms, Adams Extract, Fiesta Spices and Tyson Foods chicken. The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions. In addition to the grants given this year to local community groups, the new store will further Walmarts pledge to fight hunger in America. As part of Walmarts and the Walmart Foundations $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015, Walmart stores in Texas donated approximately 43.7 million pounds of food in fiscal year 2013.

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Braxton Zella of Gonzales had the opportunity to meet current Texas Attorney General and Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Greg Abbott on Saturday October 12, at Hayes County Courthouse in San Marcos. The event was put on by the College Republicans of Texas State University. Abbott was the keynote speaker among others such as State Senator Dr. Donna Campbell (R-SD25) and State Representative Jason Isaac (R-HD45). Zella is currently a sophomore at Texas State University and studying Political Science.

Under Abbott, the state has sued the Obama Administration 29 times for federal intrusion on states rights, and has also tackled the federal Environmental Protection Agency on numerous occasions. I didnt invent that phrase, Dont Mess with Texas, he quipped, but I have applied it more than anyone else. Abbott said he was especially pleased with Texas victory in a suit against the Justice Department which led to implementation of the states new Voter ID Law, whichwill be in place for the constituional amendments election Nov. 5. (U.S. Attorney General) Eric Holder tried to interfere with the voting rights of Texans, and we stopped him, Abbott said. Let me tell you, voter fraud is real, because I have prosecuted it. Abbott said the state is

already preparing another battle against Washington should the Senate ratify a United Nations small-arms treaty signed by Secretary of State John Kerry. The only thing more offensive than the federal government trying to take your guns is the federal government giving the United Nations the authority to come and take your guns, he said. If the Senate ratifies that treaty, we will sue to stop it. Abbott said that as Governor, he will do what the federal government has failed to do secure our

border. There is an agenda to hijack this country with leftist ideas, he said. It takes warriors to stand up and fight for what is right. The event featured an array of candidates on-hand to meet and greet Republican faithful both from the local area and as far away as Houston. Among the attendees were Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman (campaigning to replace Abbott as AG); Dwayne Stovall, seeking to replace U.S. Sen. John Cornyn; Agriculture Commissioner candidate Eric

Opiela of KKarnes City; Railroad Commission candidate Becky Berger; State Sen. Glen Hegar, now a candidate for State Comptroller; State Board of Education candidate Dave Mundy of Gonzales; District 34 Congressional candidate Larry Smith; Court of Criminal Appeals Place 4 candidate Jani Jo Wood; and representatives of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Congressman Blake Farenthold. Also on-hand were several dozen local and regional elected officials and candidates.

CHARGES: Crime Stoppers help locate suspect in case

October 1 and charged with Accident Involving Death, a second degree felony. Beene was released on
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October 3 on a $50,000 surety bond. The Gonzales Police Department is very thankful to the Greater Gonzales County Crime Stoppers


2138 Water Street/Hwy. 183, Gonzales, Texas 78629 Phone 830.672.1888 ~ Fax 830.672.1884

for establishing a crime fighting tool which led to the arrest and recovery of evidence in this case, Crow said. The Greater County Crime Stoppers organization officially began operating a few weeks ago and already has established itself as a valuable crime fighting tool. Crime Stoppers reduces and deters crime, provides anonymity and reduces the threat of retaliation in solving crimes, especially where leads have run out, where evidence is needed or where witnesses can identify the suspects to help lead to the suspects arrest. Stopping crime is everyones business. If you have information that can help solve a crime, call Crime Stoppers at 830-672-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers provides total anonymity to individuals reporting suspicious criminal activity and pays rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of individuals involved in criminal activity.

Fannie Mae Miller happily inspects the cake decorated to celebrate her 105th birthday. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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and Gonzales, and in the 1960s he built a home for Fannie Mae, where they spent the latter days together and made many friends. Nick and Fannie Mae had one child, their son Wiley L. Miller, who was born October 26, 1936 in Elm Grove. Wiley graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelors in Business Administration and served the City of Houston for 40 years as Assistant Director of Solid Waste Disposal. Wiley married Betty Sue Sims and they have one child, Nathan Ross Miller, who was born on July 31, 1964. Wiley passed away on June 16, 2012 after succumbing to cancer. Fannie Mae was always a dedicated mother and devoted help mate, yet surprisingly independent as a woman way before it was in style. She was always very devoted to her family and collected news articles that appeared in various papers about them. She collected many news clipping about the 36 Division, which her brother

Harvey Sellers was with in 1944 at Solano Landing, where he died at the age of 22. Fannie Mae was involved with the Waelder Senior Center, Colony Methodist, and Waelder United Methodist Church, where she helped to make Seasons of the Church Year Banners which still hang in there to this day. She also helped make quilts in Waelder for the Mayors Quilting project when the city was under the leadership of Mayor Zola Schultz. She also helped run a ranch with Billy Sellers of Flatonia from 1980 to 2010. Fannie Mae lived in her home until she was over 100 years old and then moved to the Heights of Gonzales, where her daughter-in-law Betty continues to see to her daily needs. She is also an avid basketball fan and follows the achievements of the San Antonio Spurs. Fannie Maes 105 Birthday Party at The Heights was a great success with nearly 100 people in attendance including her grandson, who came all the way from Topeka, Kansas to help her celebrate her special day.

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The 27th annual Leesville Country Fair was held Saturday at the Methodist Church grounds to raise funds for scholarships for graduating seniors from Nixon-Smiley and for cemetery repairs and improvements. As always, there were lots of attractions for kids and families, including a small petting zoo, while the quilts crafted by the Happy Quilters were joined by various food and craft items in the Country Store. The Kerr Creek Band provided the entertainment, and this years event included a display from the Gonzales County Veterans Memorial Association. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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County Wide Open House

Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:30-3:30
GONZALES COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM 414 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales, Texas
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The annual Fall Festival will be held on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church at 1206 N. St. Joseph Street in Gonzales. Baked cakes, pies, cookies and soup by the quart to go (or bowls to be enjoyed there) and crafts will all be on sale. There will also be a silent auction and music by an accordionist for your entertainment. Raffle tickets may be bought at the church office, China Basket or Frames and Things. Mrs. Velma Marek is displaying a quilt which will be awarded to a lucky raffle winner at the First Lutheran Churchs Fall Festival. Mrs. Marek created this hand-quilted multi-colored 84 x 84 quilt in the Barrels of Fun pattern. This is the 17th quilt made and donated by the 94 year old seamstress. On Oct. 26, Delhi VFD will hold its annual Gun Raffle and Chili Cook-off with a special presentation from the GunslingersVolunteers. The event is from 4-6 at the Delhi Community Center located at 6108 State Hwy 304. Chili will start being served at 4pm and the Gun Raffle drawing will be held at 5:30pm. There will also be a silent auction with many thoughtful donations from business supporters around and outside of Caldwell County. Cost for Chili dinner is $8.00 per person. Gun Raffle tickets are $20.00 each with only 700 tickets being sold. This years Gun Raffle has 8 very nice guns and a Savage 93R17 Laminate Stock .17 HMR Combo will be auctioned off at the event please call 830-263-1555 to purchase your Raffle ticket. The Delhi VFD needs your support and welcomes all who come out for a night of family fun. The Music Study Club of Gonzales, Texas is happy to announce a FREE piano concert by Sarah Lepp of U.T.-Austin who will be playing her brilliant music by the famous and the contemporary classical composers, on Tuesday evening, November 12th at 7:30 PM at First Baptist Church 403 St. Paul, Gonzales, Texas. Sarah is an instructor of piano at University of Texas, Austin with a BA degree in piano performance, who we were privileged to hear recently. We wanted to bring this lovely gift to our community, and we hope you will come and enjoy it with us. Following the performance, refreshments will be served in the mall area, with an opportunity to meet Sarah in person. Happy Fall Yall will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 6 9 p.m. on Confederate Square in downtown Gonzales. It is sponsored by the Gonzales Main Street, Gonzales PTO, Girl Scouts and Lynn Theater. Many activities are being planned for the event. A costume contest is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. for children ages babies to 12. Prizes will be given for first, second, and third in each category. There will be carnival games for all to play and the Lynn Theater will be showing the movie Hotel Transylvania at 7:30 p.m. Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 1020 St. Andrew in Gonzales, will hold its Shoe Size Program Roof Raising Fundraiser at 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

Fall Festival Set

Guest pastor will be Garry L. Roberts of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio. The public is welcome. Numerous local and out-of-town groups will be performing Southern Gospel and Country Gospel selections at the First Baptist Church in Smiley on Saturday, October 26, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bring your guitar or other instrument and share your talent. There is no admission charge for this evening of entertainment. A pot luck dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m . in the Churchs Fellowship Hall. Father Paul of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gonzales and Isabel Mata would like to thank anybody who donated items for the Jamaica Garage Sale. Father Paul would like to thank Cassity Jones, Administrator at Texan Nursing Home for the use of two wheelchairs for the weekend retreat. The Gonzales Youth Center Bar-B-Que is scheduled Sunday Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gonzales Jr. High Cafeteria. The delicious plates will consist of delicious Beef Brisket, potato salad, beans, and pickles, onions, bread and dessert for only $8. You may dine in or go through the drive-through pick up on St. Louis Street. Ken Hedrick will again head up the fantastic cook team. Tickets are available from any Youth Center member or can be purchased at the event. Any briskets left after 1:00pm will be sold for $40 & halves for $20. Please plan to eat with us Sunday, October 20th after church and help the Youth Center continue serving our kids. If you would like to help, need tickets or need more information call Pat Anders at 857-3483. The Gonzales County Dog Lovers will be holding a Halloween costume contest in front of Tractor Supply, located at 1619 US Highway 90A in Gonzales, on Oct. 26. The entry and photograph fee is $6 and a picture-only entry is $5. Entries will be taken from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and judging will start at 1 p.m. There will be a trophy for first, second and third places. For more information, call 830-5193044. A Haunted House in Smiley is scheduled 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at 208 Steele St. at the Smiley Community Center. The $5 admission charge will help raise funds for local playground equipment. The event is being sponsored by Petro American LLC. The 2013 Gonzales County Relay For Life fund-raiser, Festa di Italiano, is scheduled 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov 16 at the Old Gonzales College, 820 St. Louis St. The event will feature appetizers, Italian soup, Italian cuisine and sangria. Tickets are available for $25 and will be available for pre-sale only. For details contact Lisa at 830-445-1419 or Carolyn at 830-263-1785.

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2013 Tax Statements have been mailed! If you would like to take advantage of the split-payment option, you will need to pay HALF of the total amount due by November 30th. This option allows the postponement of the remaining balance until June 2014. If you are within the Nixon-Smiley CISD, your 2013 school tax amount shown on the original statement will be incorrect. There will be a tax rollback election held November 5, 2013 to determine the tax rate. It may be advisable to postpone payment of Nixon-Smiley CISD taxes until after the rollback election and correct school tax notices are mailed. The Tax Assessor-Collector will be at the Gonzales County Nixon Annex located at 603 E. Central on November 13th from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Methods of payment accepted will be cash, check, and credit/debit card. You may search and pay your taxes online at Crystal Cedillo, Tax Assessor-Collector P.O. Box 677 Gonzales, TX 78629 830.672.2841 (P) 830.519.4256 (F)

Shoe Size fundraiser

The Small Business Development Center at UH-Victoria at Gonzales office will host workshops s at 427 St George St, Suite 303. Presenting these will be Kacey Lindemann Butler, Certified Business Advisor IV. All of our workshops are open to the public. On Friday Oct. 18 from 10-12 will be Starting Your Own Business. Learn the aspects of starting a business, plus get the answers and information you need to startup your business. On Friday, Nov. 8, the topic will be Employee Files and Handbooks, a fun, interactive seminar on keeping employee files and handbooks. Includes real-life case studies of successful documentation strategy including: Texas Employee Rights, Texas Employee Files Checklist, 10 Steps to Maintaining Employee Files and more. For any of the workshops, we recommend you reserve your seat by calling 361.485.4485 or email us at The Gonzales Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. This months meeting will be on Oct. 17, from 10-11 a.m. at Lifords Books and Fine Art to discuss Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Caf by Fannie Flagg. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. A dedication service for the New Life Temple for Jesus Christ (Pentecostal) is scheduled at 6 p.m. Oct. 19. The church is located at 16214 US Highway 90W in Harwood. For more information contact Pastor Wayne at 830-203-1190 or Sister Reba at 830-203-9606.

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October 21-25 Breakfast East Avenue , Gonzales Elementary and North Avenue Monday Pig in a Blanket, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Peach Cup, Apple Juice Tuesday Breakfast Pizza, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Orange Wedges, Fruit Juice Wednesday French Toast Stick w/Syrup, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Pineapple Tidbits, Orange Juice Thursday Sausage & Egg Taco, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Banana Half, Fruit Friday Biscuit w/Country Gravy, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Apple Wedges, Pineapple Juice Junior High and Gonzales High School Monday Pig in a Blanket, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Peach Cup, Apple Juice Tuesday Breakfast Pizza, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Orange Wedges, Fruit Juice Wednesday French Toast Stick w/Syrup, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Pineapple Tidbits, Orange Juice Thursday Sausage & Egg Taco, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Banana Half, Fruit Juice Friday Biscuit w/Country Gravy, Assorted Kids Cereal, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Apple Wedges, Pineapple Juice Lunch East Avenue Monday - Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, Rainbow Applesauce. Daily Kids Favorites: Fresh Turkey & Cheese Sand, Ham Chef Salad Tuesday Enchilada Casserole, Spanish Rice, Charro Beans, Salsa, Fresh Apple. Daily Kids Favorites: Fresh Ham & Cheese Sand, Chicken Chef Salad Wednesday Chicken Spaghetti, Hot Roll, Seasoned Carrots, Garden Salad, Diced Pears. Daily Kids Favorites: PB&J Sand, All-American Chef Salad Thursday Hotdog on Bun, Seasoned Green Beans, Cucumber & Tomatoes, Fresh Orange. Juice Daily Kids Favorites: Turkey Goldfish Sand, Ham Chef Salad Friday Chili Cheese Baked Potato, Hot Roll, Sweet Golden Corn, Baby Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits. Daily Kids Favorites: Fresh Ham & Cheese Sand, Chicken Ranch Salad Gonzales Elementary and North Avenue Monday Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, Rainbow Applesauce. Daily Kids Favorites: Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Fresh Turkey & Cheese Sand, Ham Chef Salad Tuesday Enchilada Casserole, Spanish Rice, Charro Beans, Salsa, Fresh Apple. Daily Kids Favorites: Corn Dog, Fresh Ham & Cheese Sand, Chicken Chef Salad Wednesday-Chicken Spaghetti, Hot Roll, Seasoned carrots, Garden Salad, Diced Pears. Daily Kids Favorites: Cheeseburger, PB&J Sand, AllAmerican Chef Salad Thursday Turkey Roast w/ Gravy, Steamed Rice, Seasoned Green Beans, Cucumber & Tomatoes, Fresh Orange. Daily Kids Favorites: Hotdog on Bun, Turkey Goldfish Sand, Ham Chef Salad Friday Chili Cheese Baked Potato, Hot Roll, Sweet Golden Corn, Baby Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits. Daily Kids Favorites: Cheese Pizza, Fresh Ham & Cheese Sand, Chicken Ranch Salad Junior High and Gonzales High School Monday Chicken Fried Steak, Dinner Roll, Mashed Potatoes, Country Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, Assorted Fruit, Fruit Juice, Variety of Milk. Daily Apache Menu: Pepperoni Pizza, Hamburger, Chicken Nuggets w/Roll & Build Your Own Deli Bar Tuesday Enchilada Casserole, Spanish Rice, Charro Beans, Salsa, Assorted Fruit, Orange Juice, Variety of Milk. Pepperoni Pizza, Crispy Chicken Burger, Corn dog & Build Your Own Deli Bar Wednesday Chicken Spaghetti, Dinner Roll, Seasoned Carrots, Garden Salad, Assorted Fruit, Apple Juice, Variety of Milk. Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Cheesburger & Build Your Own Deli Bar Thursday Roasted Turkey w/Gravy, Steamed Rice, Seasoned Green Beans, Cucumber & Tomatoes, Assorted Fruit, Pineapple Juice, Variety of Milk. Pepperoni Pizza, Hamburger, Hotdog & Build Your Own Deli Bar Friday Chili Cheese Baked Potato w/Hot Roll, Sweet Golden Corn, Baby Carrots, Assorted Fruit, Fruit Juice, Variety of Milk. Pepperoni Pizza, Hamburger, Crispy Chicken Burger, Hamburger & Build Your Own Deli Bar

Annie Hardaway was selected as the Employee of the Month for the month of October, 2013 for the Gonzales ISD Transportation Department. Hardaway has been driving for Gonzales ISD for eight years and has currently been driving her route for the last seven years. She says she loves being a bus driver and continues to drive year after year because she loves her kids. Ms. Hardaway is a safe and dedicated dependable driver who takes pride in driving her school bus and takes her responsibility of ensuring the safety of her bus riders seriously and is a valued asset for the Gonzales ISD Transportation Department. Pictured with Hardaway is Gonzales ISD transportation director Joe Martinez. (Courtesy photo)

Dear Gonzales ISD School and Community Family, Superintendents Attendance at GonzaLetter les ISD campuses has been exceptional! Regular attendance means more success Dr. Kim for students. GISD is committed to an instructional Strozier focus of sequential learning activities designed through a well-planned calendar of instruction. Every lesson can be Dr. Kimberly Strozier is superinviewed as a building block in tendent of Gonzales ISD. the continuum of instruction. on campus security and necGreat attendance is an indicaessary expansion to meet tion of the great planning and current and future projected motivational activities taking growth. place on campus. It is also Proposal 1 totals an indication that parents $21,585,000.00 and includes and guardians of children campus based projects to are teaching good attendance meet current and future enhabits. rollment growth, security and Children develop attenrequired maintenance and dance patterns early in their district improvements. First, school age years. It is imporwith the purchase and renotant to help young children vation of an existing facility learn the responsibility of the district could provide for regular school attendance. In an early childhood Pre-kinpreparing students for good dergarten and Kindergarten habits related to attending Campus. With this project, school regularly there are a East Avenue Primary would few things you can do. Make then be able to house 1st attending school regularly a and 2nd graders and provide priority for your family and space at Gonzales Elementary an expectation for your child. to meet the needs of 3rd and Set homework times and bed4th grade. This alternative times, so students complete would provide for primary homework and get sufficient and elementary facilities rest. Become a volunteer. needs related to increased When our children see us enrollment while focusing on participating in school acspecific instructional needs of tivities, it shows that school is particular grade levels. important to the entire famNorth Avenue Intermeily. Thank you for supporting diate and Gonzales Junior excellent attendance by comHigh School are both exmitting to regular attendance pected to see an additional schedules for our students. approximately 120 students We continue to enroll new by 2022. The addition of students every day. Using 8-9 classrooms at each camconservative enrollment propus could provide space for jections provided by Deskthe increase in enrollment. map, Inc., GISD is within 24 Under this alternative, both students of the end of 2013 campuses could additionally projection and is projected to have cafeteria renovation and gain approximately 771 stumulti-use expansions by indents by the year 2022. Precorporating an internet caf paring for the future related that can be used throughout to enrollment growth has rethe day for learning space. sulted in the call for a School For North Avenue the renoHouse Bond Election. On vation of an old stage area July 8th, 2013, the Gonzales could be repurposed to meet ISD School Board of Trustees that need. Additionally other unanimously approved the required maintenance and call for a School House Bond. renovation projects in stuIn a two part proposal the dent centered areas as well as district concentrates on disa new band hall for the North trict and facility needs based

Looking at the bond proposals

Avenue campus are planned projects. Gonzales High School priorities are safety and classroom space. The construction of an additional building to serve as a ninth grade center with space for vocational classes would meet the needs of classroom space. This plan includes the construction of a front driveway with community parking access. The inclusion of a front office space between the two main campus buildings could provide public access and a signin area prior for visitors to the campuses that would allow screening before visitors were allowed to enter the campus. Additionally, this alternative would provide for the expansion of the cafeteria by repurposing an existing stage as an internet caf and a student center at the front of the building in order to provide space for food service as well as instructional use throughout the school day. Proposal 2 focuses on district-wide projects including bus purchases, technology, land and bus barn improvements and contingency reserves, increasing the costs of this alternative to 24,985,00 Million dollars. Gonzales ISD currently has the lowest tax rate of the surrounding 10 districts in comparison. With the recent designation of GISD being named a Chapter 41 or wealthy school district, moving some major costs to the Interest and Sinking (I&S) tax essentially means more prudent use of funds since I&S monies are not subject to recapture. With respect to the M&O taxes levied by a school district, becoming property rich or Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code requires certain school districts to share their local M&O (maintenance and operations) tax revenue with other school districts. However, I&S tax revenues are NOT subject to redistribution by the state. GISD plans to roll as many projects as possible that would normally be paid for with M&O taxes (school buses, technology upgrades, etc.) into the bond program. Projects that are so included with the bond program will be paid for with I&S tax dollars as opposed to M&O tax dollars. In this way, GISD can keep 100% of local tax dollars levied for the projects here in GISD instead of sharing a portion of those dollars with the state. Our district website, www. has links with information related to the upcoming bond election including polling dates and locations. Additionally, there are several information sessions that have been conducted. Should you wish to hear more concerning the bond, please contact GISD Central Office at 830-6729551. Warm regards, Kimberly A. Strozier, Ed. D. Gonzales ISD Superintendent of Schools

Nixon-Smiley CISD School menus

October 21st -25th Monday: Breakfast Uncrustable Peanut & Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich, Apple Slices, Milk & Orange Juice. Lunch: Chili-dog, w/Shredded cheese, Hot Dog Buns, Baked Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Cubed Watermelon & Milk. Tuesday: Breakfast Chicken Biscuit, milk & orange juice. Lunch: Beef Burrito, w/Chili & Shredded Cheese, Pinto Beans, Romaine Salad, Rice, Red Apple & Milk. Wednesday: Breakfast Pig-n-blanket, apple slices, milk & orange juice. Lunch: BBQ Rib On Hamburger Bun, Creamy Coleslaw, Ranch Style Beans, Peach Slices & milk. Thursday: Breakfast Breakfast sausage pizza, milk & orange juice. Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken, Whipped Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Corn on Cob, Roll, Banana & Milk. Friday: Breakfast Breakfast on a stick, apple slices, milk & orange juice. Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Romaine Lettuce, Breadstick, Peach Cobbler & Milk. Mustang Special: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti Noodles, Green Beans, Romaine Salad, Garlic Bread, Cubed Watermelon & Milk. Tuesday, Catfish, Creamy Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Hushpuppies, Red Apple & Milk. Wednesday, Chicken Strips, w/White Gravy, Baked Fries, Romaine Salad, Carrot Sticks, Wheat Bread, Peach Slices & Milk. Thursday, Chicken Fajita Tacos, Shredded Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes, Rice, Banana & Milk. Friday, PoBoy Sandwich on Bun, Charro Beans, Creamy Coleslaw, Fresh Strawberries & Milk.

October 21st-25th Monday Breakfast: Sausage Wrap or Blueberry Muffins, 100% Fruit Juice. Lunch: Hot Dogs, Sweet Potatoe Fries, Cucumbers/ FF Ranch, Pear Cups/Fresh Bananas. Tuesday Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or Cinni Minis, 100% Fruit Juice. Lunch: Beef Enchi-

Waelder ISD School menus

ladas, Refried Beans, Cole Slaw, Crackers, Pineapple Tidbits, Orange Slices. Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza or French Toast, 100% Fruit Juice. Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Corn, Fresh Strawberries, Apricot Cup. Thursday Breakfast: Sausage Wrap or Cinni Minis,

100% Fruit Juice. Lunch: Chickenburger, Burger Salad, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Apples. Friday Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza or Cereal/Sausage, 100% Fruit Juice. Lunch Turkey Hoagie Sandwich, Burger Salad, Fresh Carrot Sticks, Fresh Oranges, Peach Cups.

Luling ISD School menus

Luling Jr. High & High School Breakfast & Lunch Menu October 21st-25th Fat Free Chocolate or White Milk Served Daily for Breakfast & Lunch Monday Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Sausage, Egg & Cheese Taco, Assorted Cereal, Apple Wedges, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Chicken Soft Taco, Breaded Fish Melt or Breaded Buffalo Chicken Wrap with Pinto Beans, Carrots, Apple Sauce, Fruit Juice. Tuesday Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Sausage Biscuit Sandwich, Assorted Cereal, Banana, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Breaded Chicken Parme, Spaghetti or BBQ Pork Riblet with Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Raisins, Apple Juice. Wednesday Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Cinnamon Roll, Assorted Cereal, Orange, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Beef Tacos, Meatball Sub or Ham & Cheese Wrap, with Corn, Garden Salad, Orange, Grape Juice. Thursday Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Sausage Breakfast Pizza, Assorted Cereal, Orange, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Chili Cheese Dog, Breaded Chicken Sandwich or Beef Nachos with Pintos, Carrots, Banana, Orange Juice. Friday Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Scrambled Egg/Bacon, Assorted Cereal, Orange, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Beef & Bean Nachos, Broccoli & Cheese Potato or Chicken Salad Sandwich with Beans, Carrots, Cinnamon Apples, Orange Juice. Shanklin & Primary Breakfast Menu Monday Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Orange Juice. Tuesday Breakfast: Pig in a Blanket, Fresh Banana. Wednesday Breakfast: Banana Muffin, String Cheese, Apple Juice. Thursday Breakfast: Sausage Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Apple Wedges. Friday Breakfast: Strawberry Banana Yogurt, Blueberry Muffin, Fresh Oranges. Shanklin Lunch Menu Monday Lunch: Chicken Soft Tacos, Fish Melt or Fruit Yogurt & Cheese Plate with Carrots, Pintos, Apple Sauce, Fruit Juice. Tuesday Lunch: Breaded Chicken Parme, Spaghetti or BBQ Pork Riblet with Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Raisins, Apple Juice. Wednesday Lunch: Chicken Sausage Jambalaya, Cheese Burger or Baja Chicken Fajita Wrap with Corn, Salad, Orange, Grape Juice. Thursday Lunch: Chili Mac, Chicken Nuggets or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich with Carrots, Broccoli, Banana, Orange Juice. Friday Lunch: Cheese Pizza, Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, or American Salad with Peas & Carrots, Salad, Cinnamon Apple, Fruit Juice. Primary Lunch Menu Monday Lunch: Chicken Soft Tacos or Breaded Fish Melt with Pintos, Carrots, Apple Sauce, Fruit Juice. Tuesday Lunch: BBQ Pork Riblet or SBJ Sandwich with Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Raisins, Apple Juice. Wednesday Lunch: Cheese Burger or Baja Fajita Chicken Salad with Corn, Garden Salad, Orange, Grape Juice. Thursday Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich with Carrots, Broccoli, Banana, Orange Juice. Friday Lunch: Cheese Pizza or All American Salad with Garden Salad, Peas & Carrots, Cinnamon Apples, Fruit Juice.

Shiner ISD School menus

October 21st-28th All breakfast is served with Milk and Juice Monday Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Spaghetti/Sauce, Steamed Corn, Carrots, Oranges, Breadsticks. Tuesday Breakfast: Blueberry Biscuits, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hamburger/Cheese, Burger Salad, Tator Tots, Fruit. Wednesday Breakfast: Grilled Cheese Sandwich/Fruit, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Burrito, Lettuce, Tomato, Pinto Beans, Spanish Rice, Applesauce. Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit, Bread. Friday Breakfast: Waffles/ Syrup, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Corn Dogs, Baked Yams, Cauliflower, Diced Peaches.

Moulton ISD School menus

October 21st -25th All breakfast is served with Milk and Juice Monday Breakfast: Toast, Cereal of Choice, and Fruit. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Noodles, Gravy, Green Beans, Corn, W/W Bread, Fruit, Milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Biscuits, Eggs, Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Beef Burritos, Pinto Beans, Burrito Salad Cup, Fruit, Milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Grilled Chicken, Garden Potatoes, Broccoli, Fruit, Milk, W/W Rolls. Thursday Breakfast: Pancakes, Fruit, Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Pizza, Garden Salad, Country Style Veg., Fruit, Milk. Friday Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel, Fruit, Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Sloppy Joes, Corn on the Cob, Glazed Carrots, Fruit, Milk.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Man takes 25-year sentence; Walker re-scheduled again


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Uncertainty of federal funds discussed by trustees


A Gonzales man facing numerous felony charges had his case resolved in Gonzales County 25th Judicial District Court on Tuesday. Lajuane Clark, 37, was set for a jury trial and the proceedings had advanced just beyond the jury selec-

tion phase when an agreement was reached. Clark received 25 years in prison in exchange for his plea of guilty for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The crime was one of several Clark had been accused of committing in the two years. Since October 2011, he was been indicted on five counts of assaulting a public servant, aggra-

vated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct by discharging a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon. These charges were dismissed as part of the agreement, which was accepted by Judge William Old. In another case on the docket, Old denied bond for John Paul Casares during a hearing. Casares is ac-

cused of assault on a family member with previous conviction. Gonzales Police Captain Gayle Autry testified that he heard audio recordings taken from the county jail where Casares instructed his girlfriend to relay threatening messages to his cousin, who is set to testify against him. Casares was also a per-

son of interest in the driveby shooting that took place June 10 in Gonzales. Autry said crack cocaine in a prescription pill bottle with Casares name on it was found at the scene and police identified his vehicle as being used in the shooting. Old reset Casares for court on January 22, 2014. In other developments, the court:

Again reset the case of Belinda Walker for January 22, 2014 with a jury trial scheduled for February 3, 2014. Walker was originally indicted on 13 counts of theft, but had those charges condensed last month to one count of theft by a public servant at least $20,000 but less than $100,000. The case has been re-set on numerous other occasions.

Gonzales school trustees on Monday heard that the government shutdown could affect school lunch menus. Deputy Superintendent Larry Wehde told

Precinct 1 Jury trial canceled

the Board of Trustees the school district initially received a letter indicating that schools might not receive their normal reimbursements as part of the federal free- and reducedprice lunch program, but a followup communication indicated federal officials had subsequently found

Gonzales County Justice of the Peace, Precinct One, has announced the cancellation of a jury trial scheduled for October 17 at 1 p.m. Jury Duty has been cancelled for that trial only! If you received a jury summons for this trial, you will need not appear. The court expressed regrets any inconvenience this may have caused and offered its deepest appreciation for your willingness to serve your community.

Oncologist to speak at event

Research oncologist Dr. Ron Shuler, a Gonzales native, will speak during a cancer prevention research presentation at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the National Lifestyles Center conference room, 501 St. James in Gonzales. Shuler is engaged in researching how blood screening tests may indicate the strength of ones

that money. Congressional leaders announced Wednesday they had reached an agreement to end the shutdown, but Wehde said it was unclear if any federal funds would continue to be affected. Were just not sure what will happen, Wehde said. He added that school districts around the state are already scrambling after being informed of changes in disbursements because of rules changes by the Department of Education. Theyre applying these rules changes after the money had been spent, he

said. In other action, the board gave approval to a trip by the high school band to Orlando, Fla., for a performance next May 14-18. Trustees approved the trip organized by Band Director Dennis Boucher which will include a performance at Universal Studios Orlando. Funds for the trip will be raised by band members, and the dates do not conflict with spring testing. Board members also ap-

proved a contract with TSG Architects for design services for the schoolhouse bond election, should the measure win voter approval on Nov. 5. In other action, the board also approved the previously-budgeted purchase of two new school buses, two 14-passenger UIL/career-tech buses and a covered trailer for careertech exhibit transportation. During the public comment portion of the meet-

ing, the board heard from minister Paul Smith, who asked trustees and the district to consider eliminating athletic and other extracurricular practices and events on Sundays and Wednesdays. Smith said that because those days are the primary meeting days for churches and church organizations, some kids have to make a choice between their extracurricualar activities and church activities.

Womans Study Club News

Special to The Cannon

immune system and how that may reflect the presence of unique markers for a poetential cancer diagnosis, allowing for earlier treatment. He will also discuss the importance of nutrition and stem cell protocols in cancer prevention. Shuler is currently a resident of Jedalia, Mo. Studies are underway at the University of Miami, Fla., Miller School of Medicine on cancer prevention research. For more information, call 830-857-4891.

The Womans Study Club met on October 9 at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Gonzales Presbyterian Church. Dot Eberle was the hostess. She introduced the speaker, Marlaina Haberman, new Director of the Gonzales Museum, who presented a program on artifacts housed in the museum. Marlaina picked 17 things from the museum that represent the history of Gonzales. Her aim for the museum is to be a teaching tool to make the past come alive for visitors, especially children. History is layers of stories, not always written down. During the week of Come

and Take It, there were 950 visitors to the museum, including 500 children. As an Illinois native, Marlaina is becoming well-acquainted with Texas history. After the program the business meeting was called to order by Patti Nance, Secretary, in the absence of both the President and Vice President who were both traveling out of the state. The group repeated together the Club Collect. There were 13 members present and 10 absent or excused. The minutes of the September 13 meeting were read and approved. For the Service committee, it was reported that Jimmie Bouldin was ill. A card will be sent to her. Beverly Pirkle, Chair of the Library Committee, pre-

sented the library report for the month of September. During this month, 237 books were purchased and 26 items donated. A total of 4,507 books, DVDs, and e-books were circulated. The number of persons using the computers totaled 928, including job seekers and genealogy research. New library cards issued totaled 81. These numbers show that our library is filling a real need for the residents of Gonzales. There were no other committee reports or new business. The meeting was adjourned for visiting and fellowship. The next meeting will be in the home of Jimmie Bouldin on November 13 and she will present a book review as the program.

Thompsonville Ladies Club News

Special to The Cannon

The Thompsonville Ladies Club met on Thursday, Oct, 10th at noon for their monthly meeting. Hostesses, Jeanette Mayer, Barbara Schroeder, Cindy Neal, and Sandy Parr greeted members and guests as they were setting up the lunch buffet. Jeanette and Barbara had arrived early and had brightened the room with fall colors. Our lunch buffet consisted of 4 types of homemade quiche, soup, green salad, fruit salad, broccoli, chocolate and lemon tarts and a Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake. Pat Wenzel led us in the blessing for the food. As the 13 members made their way through the line they were joined by guests, Loretta Kelso, Lois Campsey and former member Debbie Sides. Debbie announced that she had moved back to the area and

would be rejoining the club. Loretta also expressed interest in membership. Lois was visiting her daughter-in-law, Carol, and promised to return if she was in the area. Birthday salutations were given to Mary Kelly, our only October Birthday Lady. After lunch, Betty Schroeder, President, called the meeting to order. A short business meeting was held and there was much talk about our upcoming events. Friday, Nov 15th, will be our Annual Thanksgiving Community Luncheon and serving will start at noon. Meals to go will be available after everyone has been served. Donations will be accepted for our Scholarship Program. This year we are introducing our new cookbook Recipes & Remembrances of the Thompsonville Ladies Club. The book includes recipes, hints, remembrances, and a

collection of This and That. The book will be available for sale for $15.00 from any member, at our Thanksgiving Luncheon, and at The China Basket in Gonzales. Officers for the 2014-2015 term were announced: Betty Schroeder, President, LaVerne Davis Vice-President, Pat Wenzel, Sec/Treasurer, and Sandy Parr, Reporter/Cheerleader. At the conclusion of the business meeting, we were joined by Pat Wenzels granddaughter, Tanya McKenzie. One of our members, Dee Rodgers, had been called away on a fire call and Tanya joined us as we played BUNCO. Remember to mark your calendars for Friday, Nov 15th, Thanksgiving Luncheon and to contact a member for to purchase a cookbook. All proceeds will be added to our Scholarship Fund.

Spade & Trowel Garden Club News

Special to The Cannon

The Spade and Trowel Garden club met for their monthly meeting on October 8, in the DAR Chapter House adjacent to the Gonzales Memorial Museum. Guest speaker Marlania Haberman, Director of the Gonzales Memorial Museum was guest speaker. She spoke enthusiastically regarding her role as curator of the many exhibits and displays showcased in our Museum. Her insightful remarks about how the many valuable artifacts housed there tell the rich story of the beginning of Gonzales were informative and enlightening. She told of plans to expand new exhibits and education programs so that visitors can learn more about our history. She would like to see the ampi-theater used more for community events. Marlania often welcomes from 400 to 800 state, national and international visitors each month to the museum, according to visitor sign- ins. She will soon help oversee the cleaning of the exterior walls of the Museum which will enhance the architectural significance of the building.

The club thanked Marlania with a contribution to the Gonzales Youth Center in her honor. Vice President Suzanne Vrana then called the meeting to order with 18 members present. The members gave a nod to fall in their colorful attire of crimsons, golds and greens, rich browns and cobalt blue. In unison all recited the club pledge. After a brief business meeting, discussion was held about club activities. Charlena Parr gave notice to each member that we will meet on November 12 at 10 Oclock a.m. to place the lights on the stars on the Museum fence at the Gonzales Memorial Museum. The club now sponsors the maintenance of the flower bed at Market Square and had it shaped up nicely for Come and Take It. Mrs. Vrana reported on the State District V Garden Clubs conference and told how they want to recognize our long time members in the next newsletter. These names will be sent in for recognition from the Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Gonzales, Texas. For 25 years, Norma Fink, Suzanne Vrana, Joan Griffin, Juanita Blundell and Charlotte Wilson. For 50 years,

Barbara DeBerry, Jane Johnson, Peggy Shuler, Joan Walshak, Lorraine Walshak, Patty McCullough and Joy Carson. She commended all for their dedication and long commitment to beautifying our city. Hostesses for the meeting, Jimmie Bouldin, Lorraine Walshak, Laverne Brzozowski, Twan Brady, Dot Eberle and Barbara Thigpen were thanked for the special refreshments. A scrumptious pumpkin-delight dessert topped with a cloud of fresh whipped cream was served on festive fall-floral plates from the seasonally decorated table. It was complemented with spicy toasted nuts, corn candy and flavored coffee. The table was festooned with opulent fresh gold and scarlet mums, shiny polished bejeweled pumpkins and colorful natural vines and berries of the area. In announcements, Shirley Frazier offered information about the new class of Adult Education in the Master Gardeners program that is open. Shirley and Beth Newman both offered various seeds from their respective gardens for planting - members were delighted.

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It will be a matter of going back to the drawing board for the Gonzales Apaches this Friday at Giddings. Gonzales (4-2, 0-1) is still searching for their first district win after losing their league opener, 48-19, to #16 La Grange last week. Head coach Ricky Lock said his charges played an uncharacteristically sloppy game. We just made too many mistakes to beat a team as good as La Grange, he said. Were just going to have to learn from it, move on and focus on Giddings. The Buffaloes return 18 lettermen from last years 6-4 team. The last time Gonzales played Giddings, the Buffaloes were ranked in the top ten but left The Reservation with a 43-23 loss. The Buffaloes would fail to garner another win

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for the rest of the year. This year, Giddings has a 2-3 record after suffering a close 24-20 loss to Cuero last week in their 26-3A opener. Theyve been playing extremely hard, Lock said. Theyre coming off a very disappointing loss, so Im sure theyll be up for us. Theyre young in some spots and they rotate a lot of guys in their lines trying to find the right combination. Theyre trying to get some things corrected just like we are, so it should be an interesting contest. The Buffaloes have posted modest numbers on offense thus far, averaging just over 271 yards and 18 points per game. They like operate out of a triple receiver set with motion to spread the defense out, but they often utilized a shotgun formation with two backs last week. They ran a lot of iso and stretch (plays) out of that, said Lock. Their running backs were hitting the holes pretty hard. I thought they APACHES, Page B2

The Yoakum Bulldogs host the Cuero Gobblers in a rivalry game with the Dogs on a two-game winning streak, winning 2521 in 2011 at home. That victory snapped Cueros 39-game district winning streak. Yoakum also held off the Gobblers at their place last year, 28-21. Both teams started their district campaigns with wins Cuero survived Giddings, 24-20, and the Bulldogs rallied to beat Smithville, 29-19. The Gobblers have a very balanced attack this year and the running game is paced by DAnthony Hopkins, who has 116 carries for 773 yards and 10 touchdowns. Quarterback Jared Vernor has completed 40-of-53 passes for 470 and five touchdowns, and the leading Gobbler receiver is DAndre Gallagher, who

has 14 receptions for 140 yards. Brenden Pupi has caught two touchdown passes. We will have to execute on offense and do the little things correctly, Cuero head coach Travis Reeve said. We give ourselves a good chance to win if all 11 guys on offense do their job right. We need to play gapcontrol defense, linebackers need to get to the ball fast and we need to stay low and create piles up front because once DAnthony Hopkins gets going, he is tough to stop, said Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay. The Dogs operate a spread attack and have done well both throwing and running. Quarterback TreVontae Hights has produced a good amount of the Dogs offense. He has rushed for 733 yards on 89 attempts and 13 touchdowns while completing 37-of-71 passes for 521

yards and four touchdowns. Terrance Hall and T.J. Hights have made sizeable contributions to Yoakums run game. Miguel Resendiz is the leading receiver with 13 catches for 256 yards and a touchdown. Timmy Blakeney has three receiving touchdowns. Chase Hermes has also taken snaps at quarterback, throwing for 218 yards, three scores and four interceptions. The Yoakum offensive line will need to step up its play. Our offensive line did not play that well last week and the kids know that. They responded very well during Mondays practice, Kornegay said. Reeve said Cuero must play very well on defense. TreVontae Hights is a good athlete and Yoakum has several other players on the offense that contribute, Reeve said. Yoakum has PREVIEWS, Page B2

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YOAKUM The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team kicked off the second round of district play with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-21) win over Smithville Friday evening. The win improves the Yoakum (16-12) to 4-2 in 26-3A, keeping them in a playoff spot as they sit at third place. The Lady Dogs took a healthy 8-1 lead in the first set at Jaccarri Hights, Reagen Renken and Latrice Brown got kills while Shelby Pesek scored an ace.

The Lady Tigers pulled back a couple of points and Yoakum responded with another run, going on top 16-4 on the service of Renken, a team block from Brown and Celine Markert, a pair of kills from Faith Hagan and a play from Callie Witte. Smithville battled back to close the deficit to 19-8, getting a kill from Addison Willmon. Yoakum then scored six of the next eight points for the win. Yoakum scored the first seven points of the second game, with kills from Renken and Hights. The service of Renken and plays from Brown put Yoakum ahead

16-3 and the home team scored nine of the next 12 points to lead the match 2-0. Smithville grabbed the early advantage in the third set, 7-5, getting a kill from Randi Smith. Plays from Brown and Hights helped the Lady Dogs jump ahead 9-8 and later finished the job, winning the third game 25-21. For Yoakum, Witte had 27 assists, 13 points and eight digs, Brown had 11 kills, four blocks, two aces and eight digs while Hights had four blocks. The Yoakum junior varsity defeated Smithville 2523 and 25-15.

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Y-Timmy Blakeney 16 pass from Hights (Maravilla kick) S-Garrett Mathis 14 run (kick failed) Y-Hights 31 run (Hights run) Y-Blakeney 12 pass from Hights (Maravilla kick) Team stats S Y First downs 11 14 Rushes-yds 38-72 30-51 Passing yds 48 222 Passes 8-16-0 13-23-0 Penalties-yds 8-64 12-120 Fumbles-lost 4-1 6-2 Punts-avg 6-31.0 4-24.0 Individual stats Rushing Smithville: Jamal Bates 8-36, Khalil McCathern 4-17, Cade Courtemanche 7-16, Cody Lyons 4-13 Jacob Rodriguez 1-1, Quentin Green 2(-1), Cearan Adkins 2-(-4), Garrett Mathis 22-(-6). Yoakum: TreVontae Hights 1860, T.J. Hights 5-20, Terrence Hall 2-10, Chase Hermes 1(-2), Caden Fishbeck 1-(-7), Miguel Resendiz 2-(-15), TEAM 1-(-15). Passing Smithville: Mathis 8-16-48-0. Yoakum: TreVontae Hights 13-23-222-0. Receiving Smithville: Adkins 4-26, Matthew Ziats 1-8, McCathern 1-7, Lane Saunders 1-6, Sean Moyer 1-1. Yoakum: Timmy Blakeney 5-70, Resendiz 4-94, Hall 2-33, Fishbeck 1-25, Austin McCoy 1-0. District Overall Jourdanton 3-0 6-1 Goliad 2-0 5-1 Marion 2-0 4-2 Luling 2-1 6-1 SA Cole 0-2 1-5 George West 0-3 1-6 SA Brooks 0-3 0-7 Last game results Luling 47, George West 14; Marion 54, San Antonio Brooks Academy 0; Jourdanton 23, San Antonio Cole 7 Fridays game schedules San Antonio Cole at Luling, 7:30 p.m.; Goliad at Jourdanton, 7:30 p.m.; George West at Marion, 7:30 p.m. Game Summaries Luling 47, George West 14 Score by Periods L 19 15 7 6-47 GW 7 0 7 0-14 Scoring Summary L-Taylen Moore 49 pass from Trayden Staton (kick failed) GW-Cody Mircovich 28 pass from Hunter Brown (Brown kick) L-Shaft Cubit 3 run (run failed) L-Kaylen Coe 31 fumble return (Christian Herrera kick) L-Desmond Cubit 23 pass from Staton (Herrera kick) L-Moore 23 run (Derek Franco pass from Staton) L-Moore 32 pass from Staton (Herrera kick) GW-Matt Martinez 1 run (Brown kick) L-Josh Alvarez 41 pass from Staton (pass failed) Team stats L GW First downs 17 10 Rushes-yards 31-220 37-112 Passing yards 226 78 Passes 10-27-3 4-14-1 Penalties-yards 9-66 1-5 Fumbles-lost 3-1 4-1 Punts-average 1-42 6-32 Individual stats Rushing Luling: Trayden Staton 13-100, Shaft Cubit 10-67, Taylen Moore 3-46, Corey Bermudez 2-5, Chris Symms 1-4. George West: Avery Pawelek 10-79, Matt Martinez 10-41, Mason Moore 8-5, Hunter Brown 9-(-13). Passing Luling: Staton 1025-226-3, Symms 0-2-0-0. George West: Brown 4-14-78-1. Receiving Luling: Moore 5-136, Desmond Cubit 2-48, Josh Alvarez 1-41, Shaft Cubit 1-1, Bermudez 1-0. George West: Cody Mircovich 3-75, Mason Moore 1-3. District Overall Hallettsville 1-0 6-0 Hempstead 1-0 3-3 Altair Rice 1-0 1-4 Edna 0-1 2-3 Industrial 0-1 1-4 Palacios 0-1 1-5 Last game results #7 Hallettsville 51, Palacios 0; Hempstead 49, Edna 32; Altair Rice Consolidated 27, Vanderbilt Industrial 13 Fridays game schedules Altair Rice Consolidated at Hallettsville, 7:30 p.m.; Vanderbilt Industrial at Edna, 7:30 p.m.; Palacios at Hempstead, 7:30 p.m. Game Summaries #7 Hallettsville 51, Palacios 0 Score by Periods H 6 14 18 13-51 P 0 0 0 0-0 Scoring Summary H-Brent Motal 2 run (kick failed) H-Trenton McGee 41 pass from Nate Kowalik (kick failed) H-Jimario Grounds 11 pass from Kowalik (Kaden Hardt run) H-Hardt 9 run (kick failed) H-McGee 29 pass from Kowalik (run failed) H-Dalton Herrington 4 pass from Kowalik (run failed) H-Herrington 33 pass from Kowalik (kick fialed) H-Kaylon Massey 58 run (Garrison Powell kick) Individual stats Rushing Hallettsville: Kaden Hardt 9-87, Brent Motal 8-47, Nate Kowalik 6-3, Drew Haas 3-17, Kaylon Massey 1-58, Landon McAfee 1-22, Seth Grasshoff 1-15, Justin Reeves 1-9. Passing Hallettsville: Kowalik 14-25-220-0. Receiving Hallettsville: Dalton Herrington 5-84, Jimario Grounds 4-32, Trenton McGee 3-79, Massey 2-15. Dilley

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District Overall La Grange 1-0 5-0 Cuero 1-0 4-1 Yoakum 1-0 2-3 Gonzales 0-1 4-2 Giddings 0-1 2-3 Smithville 0-1 0-5 Last game results #16 La Grange 48, Gonzales 19; Yoakum 29, Smithville 19; Cuero 24, Giddings 20 Fridays game schedules Gonzales at Giddings, 7:30 p.m; Cuero at Yoakum, 7:30 p.m.; La Grange at Smithville, 7:30 p.m. Game Summaries #16 La Grange 48, Gonzales 19 Score by Quarters L 7 14 21 648 G 6 6 0 719 Scoring Summary L Bralon Hutchison 26 run (Jaime Barron kick) G Darrance James 29 pass from Alyas Ramirez (kick failed) L Wes Scott 8 pass from Dillon Davis (Barron kick) L Rodney Fillmore 5 pass from Davis (Barron kick) G Alays Ramirez 2 run (kick blocked) L Davis 1 run (Barron kick) L Wiley Grayson 27 pass from Davis (Barron kick) L Fillmore 1 run (Barron kick) G Ramirez 1 run (Jose Contreras kick) L J.K. Dobbins 77 kick return (kick failed) Team Statistics L G First downs 15 10 Rushes-yds 38-236 34-138 Passing Yds 135 68 Passes 10-14-0 4-9-0 Passing Yds 141 61 Penalties-Yds 4-30 1-5 Punts-Avg. 1-36 5-28.12 Fumbles-lost 2-1 4-1 Individual Statistics Rushing La Grange: Rodney Fillmore 17-102, Dillon Davis 9-42, Bralon Hutchison 6-89, Emmitt Worsham 2-5, TEAM 2-(-6), Dillon Marburger 1-2, Jake Dixon 1-2. Gonzales: Alays Ramirez 23-108, D.J. Gonzales 9-26, Brant Philippus 1-8, Darrance James 1-(-4). Passing La Grange: Davis 1014-141. Gonzales: Ramirez 4-9-63. Receiving La Grange: Wes Scott 4-47, Fillmore 3-71, Riley Grayson 2-28, J.K. Dobbins 1-8. Gonzales: James 3-63, Trent Schauer 1-0. Yoakum 29, Smithville 19 Score by Quarters S 13 6 0 0-19 Y 14 0 8 7-29 Scoring Summary Y-TreVontae Hights 71 kickoff return (Edgar Maravilla kick) S-Cade Courtemanche fumble recovery in end zone (kick failed) S-Khalil McCathern 63 fumble return (John Caraasco kick)

District 26-3A Standings

District 14-2ADI Standings

District 15-2ADI Standings

Poth 3-0 4-2 Karnes City 2-1 3-3 Stockdale 2-1 3-3 Nixon-Smiley 1-2 3-3 Cotulla 1-2 1-5 Bloomington 0-3 1-5 Natalia 0-3 0-6 Last game results Stockdale 49, Nixon-Smiley 14; Karnes City 34, Cotulla 8; Poth 52, Natalia 6; Dilley 48, Bloomington 19. Fridays game schedules NixonSmiley at Bloomington, 7:30 p.m.; Stockdale at Poth, 7:30 p.m.; Karnes City at Natalia, 7:30 p.m.; Dilley at Cotulla, 7:30 p.m. Game Summaries Stockdale 49, Nixon-Smiley 14 Score by Quarters NS 7 0 0 7-14 S 22 12 8 7-49 Scoring Summary NS-Sam Moore 67 pass from Nick Pena (Eduardo Tovar kick) S-Matt Valdez 1 run (kick failed) S-Safety S-Valdez 24 run (Valdez run) S-Valdez 56 run (kick failed) S-Valdez 35 run (kick failed) S-Gage Haley 19 pass from Jacob Cardenas (kick failed) S-Valdez 9 run (kick failed) S-Safety S-Joel Marquez 14 pass from Cardenas (Joel Marquez kick) NS-Jared Van Auken 69 run (Eduardo Tovar kick) Team stats NS S First downs 6 16 Rushes-yards 27-151 33-302 Passing yards 80 137 Passes 3-4 8-10 Penalties-yards 8-67 2-25 Fumbles-lost 3-1 0-0 Punts-average 3-21.33 2-36.5 Individual stats Rushing Nixon-Smiley: Jared Van Auken 10-85, Kevin Martinez 8-50, Tom Palacio 6-20, Nick Pena 3-(-4). Stockdale: Matt Valdez 20232, Gage Haley 6-30, Joaquin Munoz 2-22, Christian Segura 4-17, Jacob Cardenas 1-1. Passing Nixon-Smiley: Pena 3-4-80-0. Stockdale: Cardenas 7-9128-0, Darion Bird 1-1-9-0. Receiving Sam Moore 1-67, Garrett Earlywine 1-7, David Miles 1-6. Stockdale: Haley 3-48, Isaiah Garza 2-53, Joel Marquez 2-20, Fabyan Ortiz 1-27.

S 13 6 7 13-39 Scoring Summary S-Marcus Coleman 55 run (Hunter Mraz kick) K-Jacob Asebedo 31 fumble return (pass failed) S-Chad Neubauer 63 run (kick failed) K-Asebedo 11 pass from Dominic Cruz (kick failed) K-Asebedo 23 pass from Dominic Cruz (pass failed) S-Coleman 38 run (pass failed) S-Jacob Stafford 37 run (Mraz kick) S-Dadrian Taylor 24 pass from Stafford (kick failed) S-Stafford 57 interception return (Mraz kick) Team stats K S First downs 12 17 Rushes-yards 24-58 43-439 Passing yards 135 24 Passes 15-26-1 1-4 Penalties-yards 3-20 6-60 Fumbles-lost 1-0 6-4 Punts-average 7-34.43 1-21.0 Individual stats Rushing Kenedy: Cedric Mejia 11-55, Joseph Kiesling 3-12, Tony Aleman 2-1, Tristan Villarreal 2-0, Dominic Cruz 6-(-10). Shiner: Chad Neubauer 21-182, Marcus Coleman 14-179, Jacob Stafford 7-54, Dadrian Taylor 1-24. Passing Kenedy: Cruz 15-26135-1. Shiner: Stafford 1-4-24-0. Receiving Kenedy: Seferino Villarreal 8-56, Jacob Asebedo 3-47, Aleman 2-11, Mejia 1-22, Victor Monsevias 1-(-1). Shiner: Taylor 1-24.

Penalties-Yards 6-37 8-75 Punts-Avg 4-20.5 2-34.5 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 3-1 Individual Leaders Rushing: Holland, Seth Spinn 5-65, Tyler Tubbs 7-38, Bryce Tubbs 9-18, Franklin Groseclose 7-17. Flatonia, Marcus Mica 7-70, Mitchel Mica 7-33, Will Bruns 1340, Gus Venegas 4-44, Cesar Castillo 4-14, Aaron Manzano 1-5. Passing: Holland, Seth Spinn 8-14-0-47. Flatonia, Will Bruns 3-8-0-102. Receiving: Holland, Dallas Haney 3-11, Franklin Groseclose 2-18, Bryce Tubbs 2-10, Tyler Tubbs 1-8. Flatonia, Gus Venegas 2-94, Matthew Kozelsky 1-8.

District 15-2ADII Standings

District 3-0

Overall 4-2

District Overall Flatonia 1-0 5-1 Thorndale 1-0 4-2 Thrall 0-0 2-4 Holland 0-1 5-2 Weimar 0-1 2-3 Last game results Flatonia 34, Holland 7; Thorndale 28, Weimar 22 Fridays game schedules Flatonia at Weimar, 7:30 p.m.; Thrall at Holland, 7:30 p.m. Game Summaries Flatonia 34, Holland 7 Score by Quarters Holl 0 0 0 77 Flat 14 20 0 034 Scoring Summary District 15-ADI Standings FLA--Will Bruns 1 run (Jose District Overall Lamazano kick) Shiner 1-0 4-2 FLA--Gus Venegas 48 run Three Rivers 1-0 4-2 (Lamazano kick) Ganado 0-0 4-2 FLA--Venegas 87 pass from Kenedy 0-1 2-3 Bruns (kick failed) Yorktown 0-1 2-4 FLA--Bruns 1 run (Lamazano Last game results Shiner 39, kick) Kenedy 19; Three Rivers 36, FLA--Mitchell Mica 4 run Yorktown 6 (Lamazano kick) 1:29 Fridays game schedules Three HOL--Seth Spinn 60 run (Rion Rivers at Kenedy, 7:30 p.m.; Gibson kick) 5:00 Ganado at Yorktown, 7:30 p.m. Team Statistics Hol Fla Game Summaries First Downs 9 20 Shiner 39, Kenedy 18 Rushes-Yards 33-137 41-322 Score by Quarters Passing Yards 47 102 K 12 6 0 0-18 Passes 8-14-0 3-8-0

District 13-ADI Standings

District Overall Brazos Chr. 2-0 6-0 John Paul II 1-0 5-1 St. Joseph 1-0 4-1 Sacred Heart 0-1 2-3 St. Gerard 0-1 1-5 St. Paul 0-2 0-5 Last game results Schertz John Paul II 28, Shiner St. Paul 14; Bryan St. Joseph 54, Hallettsville Sacred Heart 33; Bryan Brazos Christian 36, San Antonio St. Gerard 16 Fridays game schedules Hallettsville Sacred Heart at Schertz John Paul II, 7:30 p.m.; Bryan St. Joseph at San Antonio St. Gerard, 7:30 p.m. Game Summaries John Paul II 28, St. Paul 14 Score by Quarters SP 0 0 6 8-14 JP 0 15 13 0-28 Scoring Summary JPII-Mike McCabe 26 run (Raoul Bascon kick) JPII-McCabe 35 run (Joe McCabe run) SP-T.J. Bell 80 run (kick failed) JPII-Mike McCabe 10 run (Bascon kick) JPII-Joe McCabe 5 run (kick blocked) SP-Marco Ynclan 15 pass from Austin Barton (Colton Machart pass from Barton) Team stats SSP JPII First downs 14 11 Rushes-yards 34-236 38-239 Passing yards 119 4 Passes 9-22 1-1 Penalties-yards 4-30 6-55 Fumbles-lost 3-2 3-1 Punts-average 2-25.0 3-30.0 Individual stats Rushing St. Paul: T.J. Bell 13129, Jed Janecek 16-69, Marco Ynclan 3-27, Ryan Greiger 1-9, Austin Barton 1-2. John Paul II: Mike McCabe 17-153, Jacob Bradley 12-55, Miquel Ortega 3-16, Joe McCabe 4-15. Passing St. Paul: Barton 9-20119-0, Ynclan 0-2-0-0. John Paul II: Bradley 1-1-4-0. Receiving St. Paul: Ynclan 7-66, Colton Machart 2-43, Nathan Pilat 1-17.

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speed all over the board and we have to be disciplined and tackle well. Bloomington at NixonSmiley The Mustangs were scheduled for their secondstraight road game but due

to poor field conditions from recent weather in Bloomington, a change was made to have the game in Nixon. Bloomington is like us and we welcome a similar style after the Stockdale game last week, Mustang head coach Carlton McK-

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had the most success when they ran right at Cuero. Thats what I expect them to do this week. Giddings lost their entire starting backfield to graduation, leaving WR Josh Mack as their top returning starter. Mack has started off slowly in the receiving game, having caught only five passes for 141 yards, but he is a dangerous kick returner and does have an 82-yard touchdown PREVIEWS, Page B4 catch this year.

Running back Justin Herzog (28-251, 3TD) is the Buffs leading rusher and Raylon Hickey has averaged 73 yards in the three games hes played in this year. Quarterback Kyle Jones (33-88, 510, 3TD, 1INT) is a sophomore who has struggled some at the varsity level after leading the Giddings freshman team to a 10-0 record in 2012. His favorite target this year has been WR Deon Blue, who leads the team in catches with 21 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. The Buffaloes are more steady on defense, where they return seven starters from a year ago. Their main formation is a 4-2-5 split and they have given up just over 18 points per game. Their very similar (in formation) to what we do, Lock said. Theyll play the same coverages that we play. They are real young on defense, but theyve made some improvements. Linebacker DeAndre Acosta-Everett (42 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks) is the Buffs leading tackler this year and they are anchored up front by active linemen Jared Proske (27 tck, 3 TFL) and Shawn Goldstein (30 tck, 3 TFL). Other players to watch on defense include LB Stephen Petzold (38 tck) and freshman safety Jason James, who is averaging eight tackles per game and leads the team with four passes defended. They have a lot of tradi-

tion and a good program, so it will be quite a challenge just like every other game in our district will be, said Lock. I think La Grange is definitely the team to beat. Theyre in the drivers seat right now, but its just a battle royale every week in this district. Youve got to bring your A game every week and hopefully well take ours with us to Giddings. NOTES: Gonzales senior DE Jordan Johnson had an outstanding showing last week. He was credited with nine tackles, playing exclusively against La Granges blue chip offensive tackle Zack Ledwik. The 6-5, 280-pound Ledwik received over 50 offers from Division One schools before committing to Texas A&M last summer. Despite losing to La Grange last week, the latest Texas Associated Press High School Football Poll has Gonzales ranked ahead of them. The Leopards fell to #18 after receiving only two votes, while Gonzales enters the poll for the first time year by garnering seven votes to rank at #14. The Apaches should be very near full strength this week from a health standpoint. Joe Ryan Carrizales (ankle) and D.J. Gonzales (wrist) both played last week after suffering injuries in the first half of the San Antonio Sam Houston game two weeks ago.

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GONZALES Buoyed by the momentum of a 4-1 start, the Gonzales Apaches were looking to open District 26-3A play at home on a positive note. Unfortunately, the 16th ranked La Grange Leopards ended up leaving The Reservation with a convincing 48-19 win Friday night. Theyre a good football team and they played better than we did, said Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock. Their offensive line is the best in the district by far, their running backs ran hard and we couldnt tackle them. Their players stepped up and played well in a big game. That was probably the worst Ive ever been beaten on this field, it was just a bad night for us all around. The Leopards (5-0) went to work right away by launching into an eightplay scoring drive, all runs, that ended when Bralon Hutchison danced around the left end for a 26-yard touchdown. Gonzales (4-2) came back with an impressive drive of their own an 11-

play event that featured two fourth down conversions including a pass thrown by Alays Ramirez across his body to Darrance James, who raced into the end zone for a 29-yard score. Jose Contreras came on for the extra point, but his kick bounced off the left upright to leave the La Grange lead intact, 7-6. The Leopards continued to bully the Apache defense by responding with an 11play, 77-yard scoring drive that ended when Dillon Davis threw a bullet 8-yard pass to his big tight end Wes Scott. On the first play of their ensuing drive, Gonzales ran a halfback pass from Ramirez to James, who picked up 28 yards on the play, but the Apaches were called for having an ineligible receiver downfield to nullify the gain. Three plays later, a 29-yard punt gave La Grange the ball at their 39. The Leopards once again cranked out a long scoring drive but this one took only five plays, highlighted by a 54-yard gain by Rodney Fillmore on a middle screen and capped by a five-yard pass to the right flat to Fillmore from Davis.

Ramirez ripped off a 25yard run on the first play of the Apaches next drive and a horse collar penalty was called on La Grange, adding 15 yards to the gain and setting up a first down at the Leopard 28. Ramirez picked up 12 yards on the next two carries and then D.J. Gonzales had a strong run to take the ball inside the La Grange 2. Ramirez plunged into the end zone J.K. Dobbins grabs the leg of Alyas Ramirez during the first quarter of La Granges two plays later, but the ex- win over Gonzales last Friday. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) tra point kick was blocked by a diving J.K. Dobbins to make the score 21-12 in favor of La Grange. The Leopards appeared 48-19 loss to La Grange. He also Nate Kowalik threw for a touchdown. to be headed for their Taylen Moore, Luling. Hallettsville fourth straight score when Caught five passes for 136 yards The Brahmas quarterDavis lost the handle on and two touchdowns. Also ran back was on fire last week. the football and Damien for another score. He threw for 220 yards Marcus Coleman, Shiner. Airhart emerged from the Ran for 179 yards and two and five touchdowns #6 pack with the pigskin to touchdowns. Hallettsvilles 51-0 win give Gonzales the ball at Gus Venegas, Flatonia. Had over Palacios. midfield. Unfortunately, 94 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Bulldogs 34-7 win the Apaches couldnt capiover Holland. Also ran for 44 Honorable Mentions talize on the turnover and yards and another score. TreVontae Hights, Yoakum. punted the ball away four Chad Neubauer, Shiner. Ran The versatile Hights scored in a plays later shortly before for a team-high 182 yards and number of ways during the Bulltwo touchdowns. dogs 29-19 win over Smithville. the intermission. Dalton Herrington, HalHe threw for 222 yards and two Gonzales had a promis Jacob Stafford, Shiner. Ran lettsville. Caught five passes for touchdowns, ran for 60 yards ing start to their opening and another score, and also re- for a touchdown, threw for an- 84 yards and two touchdowns. drive of the second half. Will Bruns, Flatonia. Ran turned a kickoff 71 yards to score other and returned an interception 57 yards for a third to lead for two touchdowns. again. A D.J. Gonzales four-yard the Comanches past Kenedy, Trenton McGee, Halletts Trayden Staton, Luling. run was sandwiched beville. Scored twice on just three Passed for 226 yards and four 39-18. tween three-yard gains by Alyas Ramirez, Gonza- catches. touchdowns in the Eagles 47-14

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Shiner pounds on Kenedy in opener

From coaches reports yards for a touchdown. SHINER The Shiner Comanches ran their way to a district-opening win over Kenedy, 39-18, on Friday. The Comanche attack featured two 100-yard rushers in Chad Neubauer (21-182) and Marcus Coleman (14-179) as Shiner tallied 439 yards a team on the ground. Shiner got things started in the first quarter with a 55-yard run by Coleman. The Lions took advantage of a Shiner miscue, returing a fumble for a touchdown and missed the two-point conversion pass. Neubauer scored from 63 yards out to put Shiner up 13-6. Kenedy got an 11-yard pass from Dominic Cruz to Jacob Asebedo and did likewise with an 23-yard pass in the second frame to put the Lions up 18-13. Coleman scored on a 38-yard run to put Shiner ahead 19-18 at halftime. Quarterback Jacob Stafford extended the lead to 26-13 on a 37-yard run and he tossed a 24-yard strike to Dadrian Taylor in the fourth quarter for his only pass completion. Stafford put the finishing touches on the win as he returned an interception 57

Football Roundup

Its Midnight Madness at GHS

The Gonzales Lady Apaches basketball program will hold Midnight Madness on Nov. 9 from 11 p.m. until midnight at the GHS Special Events Center. There will be performances by the GHS Cheer Squad and Apache Flames, contests and obstacle course, 3-versus-3 games between each grade level, an alumni game and intersquad scrimmage of the high school teams. In addition, there will be Pin Knockout with players, students and staff, and giveaways (T-shorts, frisbees, glow sticks).

JV Apaches falter at La Grange The Gonzales junior varsity football team lost a close one to La Grange on Thursday, 20-14. The Apaches scored on a 55-yard pass from Tyler Hendershot to Eduardo Almaguer before the half and a 1-yard dive from Damien Vela in the third quarter. The Apaches were plagued by penalties throughout the contest that stalled any momentum. The Flatonia JV team fell

#6 Hallettsville 51, Palacios 0

PALACIOS The Brahmas had another typical performance on both sides of the football in their district-opening, 51-0 win over Palacios. Hallettsville went up 6-0 in the first quarter on a Brent Motal 2-yard run and scored twice in the second frame on two touchdowns passes by Nate Kowalik a 41-yard pass to Trenton McGee and an 11-yard strike to Jimario Grounds, giving the Brahmas a 20-0 halftime lead. Hallettsville scored three times in the third frame, getting a 9-yard run by Kaden Hardt and Kowalik touchdown passes to McGee (29 yards) and Dalton Herrington (4 yards). Hallettsville put the finishing touches on the game in the fourth box with a 33yard touchdown catch by Herrington and a 58-yard run by Kaylon Massey.

Luling 47, George West 14

GEORGE WEST The Luling Eagles got their second straight district win

with a 47-14 pounding of George West on Friday. Quarterback Trayden Staton returned to the field after missing last weeks game and did not miss a beat as he completed 10of-25 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. Staton led Luling rushers with 100 yards on 13 carries. Staton connected with Taylen Moore in the first quarter on a 49-yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles a 6-0 lead. George West came back to take the lead on the point after Cody Mircovich caught a 28-yard pass from Hunter Brown. Luling then closed out the quarter with two scores, a 3-yard run by Shaft Cubit and a 31-yard fumble return by Keeton Coe for a 19-7 lead. The Eagles had two more scores in the second box, a 23-yard pass from Staton to Desmond Cubit and a 23yard run by Moore. Both teams scored a touchdown in the third quarter Luling got a 32yard pass from Staton to Moore and Matt Martinez scored on a 1-yard run for George West. The Eagles added an early-quarter fourth frame score on a 41-yard pass from Staton to Josh Alvarez.

to Holland 28-18 on Thursday. In Saturday CYFL action, the Gonzales freshman White team defeated Goliad, 15-8. Gonzales sophomore Black lost to Goliad, 13-6, and Gonzales White was defeated by Hallettsville, 25-6. In the Junior division, Gonzales White shut out Hallettsville, 6-0 and in the Senior division Gonzales Black beat Yoakum, 18-0. A-MAZE-ING Race 5K Run/Walk The First Annual ABRIEFS, Page B9

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CUERO DAnthony Hopkins scored on a 35yard run in the third quarter to help lift the Cuero Gobblers over Giddings, 24-20, in the first district game for both schools. Hopkins finished the game with 167 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns. The Buffaloes took a 3-0 lead in the first quarROUNDUP, Page B9

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just 4-of-12 for 92 yards, one touchdown and one interception. David Llamas has three of completions for 83 yards and one score. We need to play assignment football on defense, something we did not do well against Stockdale, McKinney said. The Bobcats line up in the 50 defense and will load up the box against NixonSmiley. The defense will be led by lineman Tanner Chavanna and end David Llamas. They are going to force us to throw the ball a little more than we usually do, McKinney said. Flatonia at Weimar With only 20 miles separating the two schools, Flatonia vs. Weimar is becoming a rivalry. It is going to be a big game for both schools, Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag said. The kids know each other and there is a lot of pride between the two communities. Weimar is a great football team and we have been playing very well. The Wildcat offense runs a two-back formation and is jammed with speed with running back Jakyle Harris,balanced quarterback Juwan Almedia and receiver Seth Helmcamp . They have a lot more speed than us and we have to contain it by bottling them up, Freytag said. We have to tackle well and not let them slip by. Weimars preferred defensive formation this season is the split defense. We need to do what we have been doing well lately, run the ball to set up the pass and score points when we get chances insides the

red zone, he said. Rice Consolidated at Hallettsville The Hallettsville Brahmas got started on the right foot in district with a 51-0 shutout over Palacios last week and were also rewarded with a rise in the rankings as the 6-0 Brahmas are now No. 6 in Class 2A. Hallettsville welcomes Rice Consolidated to Brahmas Memorial Stadium this week. It will be a big test for us, Hallettsville head coach Tommy Psencik said. We feel Rice is better on offense than on defense. Rice runs a spread offense with one- and twoback sets. Quarterback Jordan Johnson is a dualthreat quarterback. He is an extremely good athlete who just loves to run, Psencik said. Johnson has completed 61-of-116 passes for 881 and nine touchdowns with two picks. He leads the team rushing with 602 yards and nine touchdowns. Todd Nicholas has 96 rushing yards and three touchdowns while Jordan Garner has 244 yards and three touchdowns. Jaquad McGrew continues to lead the receiving corps with four touchdowns on 287 yards receiving. If we play well on defense, we can handle their offense. We just need to control Johnson, Psencik said. The Owls line up in the 4-2-5 and the 4-3 on the defensive side of the ball with key players being defensive back Nicholas and linebacker Luther Cole. We can move the ball on Rice if we play well, he said. Our best defense is our offense keeping the

football. Hallettsville Sacred Heart at Schertz John Paul II Sacred Heart takes on Schertz John Paul II and the Indians will have their hands full with the Guardians. They have a tremendous back in Mike McCabe, Sacred Heart head coach Pat Henke said. They play very hard and are physical. I feel they are a better team than Bryan St. Joseph, our opponent from last week. McCabe has run for 309 yards and seven touchdowns for John Paul II while Manuel Ortega has 323 yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Jacob Bradley has scored six touchdowns on the ground with 208 yards. We need to tackle better, Henke said. On offense, we must control the clock with our running game. He said Sacred Heart needs to win out for the rest of the regular season. San Antonio Cole at Luling Luling returns home to play the San Antonio Cole Cougars at Eagle Field at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Luling (6-1) is 2-1 in district after three games so far. Cole has a decent ground game, led by fullback Jacob Kelley, who has rushed for 507 yards and five touchdowns on 68 carries, and running back Jeron Scott, who has six rushing touchdowns (25-186). Quarerback Patrick Hight has run for 261 yards and one touchdown while passing for 142 yards. Key players on the defense are lineman Joshua Jennings (42 tackles) and linebacker Abraham Mayo (35 tackles).

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Lost: Hereford Bull, horned, brand left hip. Near Gates Cemetery Road. 4372952.(10-17-13) -------------------------Lost: Diamond Tennis Bracelet. Somewhere around Mr. Taco, either inside or outside. Reward. Call 672-2267.

night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327.

Now hiring, Diesel Mechanic/Lineman. Call 830-875-5011. For info, Luling O & G, LLC, Oilfield Services, 1237 Hoover Lane, Luling, TX 78648. -------------------------Need experienced fence building hand. Preferably experienced in barbed wire and netting wire. Call 830-788-7173. -------------------------Management Position available at Poultry Equipment Supply Store. Knowledge of Poultry Equipment required. Salary based on experience. Interested Applicants send resume to larr ycohorn@gmail. com -------------------------Manufactured Home Sales. Top Builder Opening in Gonzales. Need Top Produces! Up to $120K/year! Call 210-464-4340. -------------------------Now Hiring. Holiday Inn is now taking applications for Front Desk Agent - evening shift. Applications available at front desk. 126 Middle Buster Rd., Gonzales. 830-6722777. -------------------------Mechanic Needed. Must have own

tools, experience necessary with car diagnostic vehicles. Come by West Motors, 1701 Sarah DeWitt Dr. for application & bring resume. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.


865-3727. -------------------------Ladder rack for truck. Made out of stainless steel. $800.00. Clothes line poles, $100. 830-660-2526 or 830-540-4063. -------------------------PTO Irrigation Pump - New $3,500, will sell for $1,500. 2000 Honda Rancher - Needs battery & seat cover. Estimated 400 hrs on it. No less than $1,200. 14 Aluminum Lowe Boat, been in water 2x, galvanized trailer, 25 hp Johnson motor, 15 hrs. on it. $2,000 firm. Call 830-263-4126. -------------------------Good used 2 - 17 tires. 2 - 16 1/2 wheels with tires. Truck tubeless - fit Ford, Dodge or Chevrolet -8 hole. Two bolt on bumper hitches with balls. One steel plate with ball for gooseneck hookup. Parking space for travel trailer. Electric & water. Call 672-2335 or 478607-1178. -------------------------16 Rim, 8 holes, 2 new 14 tires, 4 used 15 tires, 2 used 14 tire & rim, 1 used 15 tire and rim. Oak Dining Table. 361594-4307. -------------------------Gas Edger, $15. 1 mint condition sewing machine, electric, $75. 830481-4707. -------------------------Greenhouses for Sale, 30ftx100ft, as is where, you pick up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 & 304. Contact: 281788-7500. -------------------------GE Washer. Extra Large Capacity. Just like new. $250. 361-


208-3565. -------------------------National Geographics in leather bound slip cases. 19822000 & maps. Make an offer. Call 4372046. -------------------------Kenmore Washing Machine, full size, $150. Excellent condition. 361-2933571, anytime. -------------------------10x10 Dog Kennel. 6 ft. high. Chain link. Canvas roof included. Almost new. $150. 937-2389707. -------------------------Toro Weedeater, 4 string. $75. 361208-3565. -------------------------Restaurant Tables. Formica. 2 seats & 4 seats. $75 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Mens used jeans perfect for oilfield workers. Faded Glory 32x32, 33x30; Rustler, 34x30, 34x34, 36x30. $5/ pair. Call 830-6721106. -------------------------22 Lawn Mower. Self propelled. Asking $100. Excellent condition. 361-2083565. -------------------------Crocheted Afghans, baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call, 203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------Dora the Explorer 20 girls bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. Used very little, excellent condition. $50 cash. Leave message if no answer, 830-6721106. -------------------------Nordic Track. Great


condition. $60. Shiner, 361-5942318. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Arlene or Linda. -------------------------Extra wide wheel chair like new. Size 10 W Genuine leather diabetic shoes, black with velcro closure. Like new therapeutic support knee hi hose for diabetics, size 3x. lge. cals. Mysectomy bra fits right or left prothesis size 36D. 830857-6705. -------------------------Electrolux Carpet Shampooer and 1 gallon Shampoo. $125.00. 830-8576705. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------5-13 inch tires for a race car. They are good for a dwarf car. Good tread, like brand new. $50 total. Call Brittany at 830-203-0762. -------------------------For Sale: Custom made picnic tables; made with treated lumber, with bolts and screws - will make the conventional table with seats attached to table; will also make tables with seat benches separate from table: 4-6 or 8 foot made for your specific needs. Call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273 for pricing and availability information. -------------------------ABOVE GROUND POOL 15x30 aboveground pool with


deck, 48 high, needs new liner. Buyer disassembles, no delivery available. $1,400. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TVs, 1 19, 1 - 25, 3 infant car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830203-8633. -------------------------Kohler 15 water saver toilet, used 2 months. Paid $200, asking $100 cash. Call Barbara, 830672-1106. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, mens jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6 long 6 tall plain or painted, 16 + 20 long concrete cattle guard bases. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------1800S Double Barrell Shotgun, Remington $1,500. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Antique Straight Razor display case, 18x24 (Memorabilia). $695. Call 512917-4078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361293-3571. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19 color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078.

Horsemanship Clinics. November 2-3, November 16-17. Held in Gonzales. For information go to 361-6481055. (11-14-13) -------------------------FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and

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Antique claw foot tub. Pretty good shape. $200 firm. 512-656-0521. -------------------------Antique front door w/oval shaped window in front. $100. Came off old Gonzales house. 512656-0521. -------------------------Whirlpool Electric Dryer. Super capacity. $150. Mary, 361293-3571, anytime. -------------------------Kenmore Washing Machine. $50, runs & works good. 361293-3571. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------Longwheel base shell, for pickup, like new. $500. 361-

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Housing Authority of the City of Gonzales, Texas Solicitation for Architectural/Engineering Services October 1, 2013
The Housing Authority of the City of Gonzales, Texas, request proposals from qualified individuals or firms to perform professional architectural and engineering (A/E) services for work items related to a US Department of Housing and Urban Development Capital Improvement Program. The proposals should be addressed to Mrs. Jeanette Conquest, Executive Director, and received at the Housing Authority offices, located at 410 Village Drive, Gonzales, Texas 78629, no later than 2:00 PM local time on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. The proposals will be evaluated based on the following factors: Evaluation Factors 1) Evidence of A/Es ability to perform the work, as indicated by profiles of the principals and/or staffs professional and technical competence and experience and their facilities, 2) Capability to provide professional services in a timely manner, 3) Past performance in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules, 4) Evidence that, where design is involved, the A/E is currently registered in the State of Texas, 5) Knowledge of building codes, 6) Certified statement that the A/E or firm is not debarred, suspended or otherwise prohibited from professional practice by any Federal, State, or local agency, and 7) Proximity to the Housing Authority:if within 50 miles if 51 to 100 miles, if 101 to 150 miles if over 200 Points 25





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The City Council of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Council for their consideration: CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN and LAND USE ASSUMPTIONS for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Information related to this plan is available at the City of Gonzales, 820 St Joseph, Gonzales TX, 78629 The City Council will hold a Public Hearing November 4, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

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The successful professional will be responsible for, among other things, planning and designing the project, which may include architectural, site planning, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, landscaping architecture, cost estimating, and other services as needed or required to the complete performance of this work. In addition, the A/E shall prepare construction documents as required and provide inspection services throughout the construction or rehabilitation of the Project. The successful professional will be expected to execute a standard USDHUD Model Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design Professional (form HUD51915). Copies of the required work items and standard USDHUD Model Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design Professional (form HUD-51915) are available upon request. Questions, comments, or other related requests should be directed to the Executive Director at the above address or by phone at (830) 672-3419

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Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078.

white day bed w/ trundle bed, both mattresses, white childs desk, chair, leather with foot rest. 830-203-8977, text or call. -------------------------3 latex mattress topper. Queen size. Like new, paid $300, asking $150. 512-921-2792. -------------------------Hospital electric bed, extra long mattress, excellent shape, all works. $125. Most come move it. Jimmy, 830-263-4126. -------------------------Dresser, $50. Couch, $75, good shape. 1725 Seydler St. #26. Betty, 830-8574125. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181.

owner. $6,500. 830540-3382. -------------------------2004 Infinity G35, 95,000 miles. Leather seats, sunroof, great condition, new tires. 512-7754399. -------------------------5-13 inch tires for a race car. They are good for a dwarf car. Good tread, like brand new. $50 total. Call Brittany at 830-203-0762. -------------------------2005 CTS Cadillac, 4-door, V-6. Brand new tires and chrome wheels. $8,800 firm. Call 830672-1106, leave message if no answer. -------------------------For sale: Merucry Grand Marquis. Metallic Jade Green Effect. 22 inch rims. C.D. Player. Runs great. $4,000. 830203-8841. Thomas. Serious calls only. -------------------------1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engine is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830-540-4430. -------------------------Car and truck rims for sale. 15 and 14 rims. Can be used on trailers, trucks or older cars up to 1980. 4372232. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info.

Fayette Country Homes, 979-7436192. Open 9-6 pm. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Palm Harbor 28x60 Refurbished, fireplace, new carpet, all new appliances, plywood floors. 3 bedroom. Fayette Country Homes in Schulenburg, 830-369-6888. (RBI 32896)


garage. $650/mo., $300/dep. Oil field workers invited. 361-212-8731. -------------------------House for rent. 2/1 house in Rivercrest. Recently remodeled, new appliances. No smoking or pets. $875 per month, $500 deposit. Insuire at investgigi@gmail. com. -------------------------2BR/1BA country home. Fully furnished, nonsmoker. Hwy. 97W. $1,200/mo., $800/ dep. 361-772-7655, after 6 p.m. -------------------------G O N Z A L E S : 2BR/1BA House. Fresh paint/vinyl, paneling, carpet. AC/Heat, insulated, ceiling fans, appliances, washer/ dryer connections, tub/shower, deck porch. References, non-smoking, no pets, one year lease. $750 + deposit. 830-672-2227. -------------------------Home for lease. 3/2 in Gonzales. Quiet neighborhood, near schools and new Walmart. Fenced, lg. shaded back yard, lots of extras. 1 car garage with storage area & laundry room. Must pass credit check. $795/mo., $900/Deposit. No pets. Non smoking. Available Sept. 1. For information and application, call 713825-9532. -------------------------3 bedroom, 2 bath house in Gonzales for rent. Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Microwave, Stove and can be fully furnished. Remodeled last year with new hardwood floors, Central Air, bathroom tile, 2 car carport. $1,000/mo., $600/deposit. 830542-9743. -------------------------2BR, 2 bath - Close to High School, Banks, Hospital. Call (830) 672-5738. -------------------------HOUSE FOR RENT: Must see!!! Charming 2BD/1BA remodeled house located in country setting at 7102 FM 2091 North (Gonzales, Texas); Approx. 10 miles from Gonzales. Spacious yard, shade trees, stove/microwave, glass-tiled backsplash, new laminate wood floors. Call (830) 672-3771 or (512) 938-9131. -------------------------ATTENTION OILFIELDERS 4/3, 2 Living areas around Waelder Area. $800/deposit, $1,300/month. Big yard, front & back. 830-399-5313.(0530-13) -------------------------Brand new large 2/2 upscale duplex for rent in Gonzales,


includes all kitchen appliances, 1 car attached garage. No smoking, No pets. $35 application fee, $1,200 per month, $1,200 Security Deposit. Contact Monica with RE/MAX Professional Realty, 830-401-4123. -------------------------Brand new large 2/3 upscale two story duplex for rent in Gonzales with loft, office and fireplace, includes all kitchen appliances, 1 car attached garage. No smoking, No Pets. $35 application fee, $1,400 per month, $1,400 Security Deposit. Contact Monica with RE/MAX Professional Realty, 830-401-4123. -------------------------Cottages for Lease. Fully furnished cottages for rent in Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture, flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items & appliances (full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500 Security Deposit. Application Required. 1 Bedroom, $1,300/month, 2 bedroom, $1,600/ month. Call 830351-1195. Shown by appointment. -------------------------House for Rent. 3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536 Sq. Ft., w/2 master suites. Perfect for oilfield executive or families. In Marion. $1,100/per month. 830-914-4044. -------------------------2BR/1BA house. 765 Sq. Ft. Large deck on back. $875/mo. Marion, TX. 830914-4044. -------------------------1ST MONTH RENT FREE 3/2s from $595/ month. Several homes available. Lockhart, 512-376-5874. -------------------------Cabin for Rent. 1BR/1BA. Secluded, in country. $100/ nightly, Mon.-Fri. or $350/weekly. Weekend rates vary. No smokers. Call 830857-0986 or 830857-1418. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent by night, week or


month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/ CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-8205461. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo. No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------For Rent:


2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/mo., plus deposit. Call 830857-4458 for information. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call Mike, 512-292-0070, 512656-0521. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950.

MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430.


Mobile Homes for rent 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b at h , stove, refrigerator and microwave, fully furnished, ac/ heat, $695 a month, plus $675 deposit. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-5826593/361-798-0816 for more information. -------------------------3bedroom/1 bath, Mobile Home for Rent - stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer & dryer. Fully furnished, ac/ heat. Large front porch and small storage building. $975 a month, plus $675 deposit, 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-5826593/361-798-0816 for more information. -------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603.


We deliver good coastal round bales: $75-$100. Coastal mix cow hay, 1278 lb bales - $70. John Bankston, Milano, 512-445-6331.

Ford 8N Tractor w/ disk, plow, buster. $3,500.00. 361-2933571. -------------------------Single round bale trailer, hand crank. $175. 437-2046. -------------------------Round bale carrier for 3 pt. hitch. $125. Call 437-2046. -------------------------2009 Kuhn Knight model 1130 manure spreader for sale. Used for only 3 cleanouts. Very good condition. $12,000. 857-5446. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927.

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Adjunct Instructors Needed Victoria College Gonzales Campus Spring 2014

Victoria College Gonzales Campus is hiring part time instructors in the below following disciplines. Positions require a Masters Degree and at least 18 graduate hours in the area of concentration. College teaching experience preferred. Rate per course depending on educational qualifications. Both evening & day classes may be required. History English Math Government Psychology For application details see our website at www. or contact Jackie Mikesh at 1-830-672-6251 in Gonzales. E.O.E.

For Sale: 5 16 steel jeep rims, one with brand new Goodyear Wrangler tire, P220R70/16. Will sell whole set for $75. Or if you just want the tire off the rim, tire will be $25. Call 830-203-9408. -------------------------2007 Chevy Equinox, 45,000 miles. $12,000. 2005 PT Cruiser, Convertible, 100,000 miles, $6,000. Call 830203-0502. -------------------------SIMPLY THE BEST deals on new Chevrolets & GMCs AND over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grave ChevroletGMC, Hallettsville, TX. 361-798-3281, 800-798-3225. -------------------------2000 Chevy Silverado. Cold AC. Everything works. $3,500. 830-263-4602. -------------------------Suzuki Japanese mini truck. 35,450 miles, spray lined bed, lifted, 4x4. Needs some attention to fuel intake, but should be easy fix. Great for ranch or hunting. $2,000. 361-771-5483. -------------------------1982 Continental Lincoln Mark VI. Buckskin top, gold bottom, $2,995. Only serious buyers call Pat Kelly Logan, 830-672-2542. -------------------------98 GMC 3/4 ton, 4x4, auto., pickup truck, with extended cab. 830-8574242. -------------------------2004 Nissan Altima, 3.5, 6 cyl, AC, Auto trans., power, cruise, gray metallic w/gray interior. One


Attn: Oil Field Workers. Wymans Rooming House has 4 large furnished bedrooms for rent. Fully equipped kitchen, covered patio w/BBQ pits & much more. $375/ wk. 713-501-3416. -------------------------Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.

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Back Dock Hanger 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights) Truck Mechanic Maintenance Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days

Big solild oak lawyers desk. $50. 830672-3089. -------------------------Beds & furniture for sale. 512-656-0521. -------------------------Sofa, love seat, dresser and 25-inch color TV. $50 for each. Call 830-8574125 or 830-6722719. -------------------------For Sale. Antique beds. Come out of old Alcalde Hotel. Pretty good shape for age. Still looks good. $100 a piece. 512-292-0070. -------------------------Piano small upright. Excellent condition. $500. Shiner, 361594-2318. -------------------------Southwestern Kingsize bed w/complete boxsprings & mattresses. Good condition, washer/ dryer, never been used, Whirlpool, High table, ceramic, w/4 chairs. Loveseat, cloth, 3 tvs, 19, 25 and 32, color, white microwave cart with 2 drawers on bottom, recliner, cloth new conventional toaster, broiler,

Competitive Pay...$9.50-$12.00/hr.
(with weekly perfect attendance)

Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

Human Resources

603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas 830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Se Habla Espanol


Attention Oil Companies Furnished 4br house, sleeps 5. Ready for move-in. Fully equipmmed kitchen, covered patio, fenced, lighted parking, individual air & heat, 32 flat screen TVs & Refrigerators in each room. Must see. 713-501-3416. -------------------------2BR houses for rent. No Pets. Month to Month. Call 830672-3089. -------------------------Home for rent in Yoakum. 3BD/2BA - Large yard on corner lot. $785/ month, $600/Deposit. Call 830-8323163. -------------------------3BR house in Shiner, bath and a 1/2, Living room, dining room, kitchen, computer room, storage in back,

Belmont RV Park. We have FEMA trailers for sale. From $2,500 & up or rent to own. Please call 830-4243600. -------------------------12x40 Handicap 2010 wind zone 2. Great for weekends, hunting lodge, beach house. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Large shower, plywood floors, all vinyl flooring. Fayette Country Homes in Schulenburg, 800-369-6888. Open also on Sundays, 1-6. (RBI 32896). -------------------------2009 14x60 all vinyl floor. 2x6 sidewalls, vinyl thermo pane windows, 8 foot ceilings, plywood floors. 3 bedroom, 1 large bath with huge shower. Wind Zone 2 can take anywhere..

Plant Openings Plant Palletizers & Cleanup Positions

Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins., Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP. Apply in person at: Cal-Maine foods, Inc., 1680 CR431 or 748 CR 422, Waelder, Texas 78959. Mon-Friday, 7-4 pm. Telephone number 830-540-4105/830-540-4684.

Benefits include:


Code enforCement offiCer - full-time

SUMMARY: This is an administrative position working under the supervision of the Building Official to assist with the duties of inspection, code enforcement, zoning and light maintenance of City facilities. Has daily contact with the public and contractors requiring tact and courtesy. Is responsible for the preparation of reports and makes decisions requiring judgment. This position directly reports to the Building Official for supervision. Essential Job Functions: Identify and investigate code violations regarding but not limited to junk vehicles, high grass/weeds, junk, litter, debris, unsecured buildings, signs, and zoning. Meet with property owners or occupants regarding code violations to pursue voluntary compliance. Write letters regarding code violations and mail certified return receipt as required. Maintain computer database regarding code violations. Solicit bids for contract to cleanup properties, secure buildings, mow grass, etc. Attend meetings as required File complaints in appropriate court, testify in court, and meet with City Attorney as needed. Maintain status file on code violations. Attend seminars and classes for code enforcement officers Acquire knowledge of Zoning Ordinance and make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and to the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge and Skills: Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds. Knowledge of dispute resolution techniques Knowledge of comprehensive municipal operations Interactive with all social groups Computer literate with related equipment, hardware and software Professional document preparation Effective oral and written communication skills Required Education, Experience and Certificates: High School Diploma Valid Texas Drivers License Registered Code Enforcement Officer-able to obtain within one year Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is performed in an office setting and outside environment May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing and vision to monitor May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling and lifting (up to 50 lbs.) May be subject to dangerous machinery, exposure to extreme weather conditions, potential for physical harm, hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases Equipment and Tools Utilized: Standard Office Equipment Equipment utilized may include City vehicles, machinery and maintenance related tools and equipment How to apply: NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed City of Gonzales employment application Attn. Laura Zella. Application can be found at or at City Hall 820 St. Joseph, Gonzales, TX 78629. The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer






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Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet. No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300.


Call 512-292-0070 -------------------------Home For Rent. Country Home. completely remodeled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month,


$1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call Mike at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call Mike at (512) 2920070 or (830) 6723089. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.


age Yard, 70x130. Church Street. 830423-2103. -------------------------For sale or lease. 10,000 sq. ft. Bldg. with multi-level loading docks Prime location - with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/workshop located at 339 St. George. Recently Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580.

HOME SERVICES Also National Businesses. -------------------------Looking for sitting job for a sweet lady in her home. Includes cooking and will drive for her if she needs me to. Can stay Friday night, Saturday night but must be home by Sunday at 3:00. Call 830-5193044. -------------------------Sitting at night taking care of elderly in their home. References, transportation. Call 361-2128731. -------------------------Need personal service? Will clean oilfield campers, homes and apartments. Also offer laundry work, ironing and running your personal errands. If you need a pair of jeans or shirt ironed for the night out or last minute event and didnt make it to the cleaners in time, give me a call (830) 203-0716. References. Available. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private setting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West.

830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.


4356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30 Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28 Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095. RV SITES FOR RENT Private RV or Travel Trailer Parking Spot. All hookups are in place and ready to call your home. Fencing on three sides. Located on corner lot with shade trees. Has pad for home to be parked on. $300 per month with $100 Deposit. All bills paid. Located at Luling. This is a private lot, no RV park. Call 830-2634356 or 830-5606963 for showing and details. -------------------------Six RV Hookups for long term lease at Harwood. Intersection of Hwy. 90 and TX 304. Contact: 281-788-7500. -------------------------2 RV spaces in town. $295/mo., 1 Mobile home space for rent, $175/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955. -------------------------RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921.

Harley Davidson - 2007 Dyna Lowrider with pulled baffles. Blue/Grey 7700 miles. Blue Book Price - $9,440. Harley Davidson - 2009 883L Sportster 700 miles Burnt Orange. Blue Book - $5,190. Will negotiate. Call 830875-9126 for more information, 8-5pm. -------------------------Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently buying pre-owned Harleys. Looking to sell your Harley? Call Jon Camareno at 830-624-2473.


Willing to mow lawns in morning or evening. Also will do weedeating. Not affiliated with any companys. 830263-0909. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Will also mow oilfield yards or large oil related businesses. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost. No job too large or too small. 830-2634181.(TFN)



1811 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales

Best Western Regency Inn & Suites

Seeking a Front Desk Clerk & Night Auditor

5.5 Acres for Lease/ Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Luling. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-9485306; David, 713252-1130. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 672-6922. (TFN)

Computer experience required. Applications may be picked up, at the front office. No phone calls, please.

2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670.

Teenager looking to babysit part-time, infants & small children. Will take care of at your home or my home. Call for more information, 263-2789. -------------------------Will do child care in my home. Includes meals. Any age (Infants onup). Have one opening available in August. Call 830-519-3044. -------------------------I am looking for a sitter for my 6 year old daughter for before and after school a few days a week. Preferably someone who can come to my home. References and experience required. Contact me at 830203-9159. -------------------------Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.

Instrumentation/Electronics Instructor
Victoria College Gonzales Campus Spring 2014

Victoria College Gonzales Campus is hiring an Instrumentation & Electronics instructor for the Gonzales Campus. Position requires an Associates Degree in a related field and is paid based on a 9 month faculty position between $3,581 - $4,340 per month, depending on qualifications. Position includes full benefits. For application details see our website at or contact Jackie Mikesh at 1-830-672-6251 in Gonzales. E.O.E.

Chihuahuas for sale. 1 male, 3 female. 830-491-1856 or 830-263-2094. -------------------------ANUE Pet Grooming. 7 days a week. Hand/Scissor Cut. Small, $20 & $30; Medium, $35 & $40; Medium/Large, $45. Ask for Susan. 361-258-1505.

Looking for a 2 or 3BR nice house in Nixon and Leesville area. Call 830-8571658. -------------------------Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255.


One bedroom, one bath furnished apartment. $800 and two bedroom, two bath, $1,200. Short term ok. Gym, wahser/dryer, internet, all bills paid in Seguin. Call Keith, 512-757-0280. -------------------------60 hotel rooms for rent in Seguin. Laundry and meal plans available. Call Keith, 512-7570280. -------------------------3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message.

* Inventory Control Team * Automotive Technician * Overnight Maintenance



Busy Restaurant with large customer base for sale in Smiley, Texas. Equipment included. Contact Nick or Doris, 830-587-6262, 210-373-6869 or 210-883-4271.

Horse for Sale. 7 year old mare. Not ridden in 2 years. $200.00. Call 2031104 or 437-2370. -------------------------Baby Guineas for sale. $2.00 each, your choice. 830540-4063; 830-6602526, Harwood. -------------------------Free Donkeys. 361772-7655 after 6 p.m. -------------------------2006 Blue Roan handcock mare. 14 hands. Stocky built. Has worked cows, arena roping. Pastured for 1 year. Needs to go to work. $1,200. 361771-5483. -------------------------For Sale: Black & Red Brangus Bulls. 2 & 3 yrs. old. Good selection. No papers. 830-437-5772. (9-19-13) -------------------------Rabbits for Sale. With cages, with feeders & waterers. all for $300. 361741-2604. -------------------------Angus Bull for sale. Registered JBarB. 3 1/2 yr.old herd bull. $2,975. 361-7986250. -------------------------Bulls for Sale. Black Angus and Black Limousin. Breeding ages. Gentle. Delivery available. 979263-5829.


10 foot by 10 foot office space. Nixon, TX. 830-857-6921. -------------------------Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If interested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. -------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for rent. M1 Ind. Stor-


For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------04 Coachmen, 26. 1 slide-out. Goose hitch-ball, excellent shape, new awning. Call 830-857-3677. -------------------------2006 Keystone Outback 30ft Sidney Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267. -------------------------1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/Cs - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000.

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EquipmEnt OpEratOr i
Summary: This is a service maintenance position in the Street Department. The work involves the operation and maintenance of equipment used to build and repair city streets, and maintaining drainage systems. This position has some contact with the public and has limited responsibility for preparation of reports. Make few decisions that require technical knowledge. This position directly reports to the Street Director for supervision. Essential Job Functions: May be required to operate some equipment including but not limited to; front-end loader, dump trucks, backhoe, and tractor, as needed for the maintenance of City streets and property. May be required to assist in the removal of brush and (or) stumps when needed. Clean City streets and drains following inclement weather Assist in the building of new streets by removing existing materials, constructing of curbing, and performing hand-work when not operating equipment. Maintaining drainage within the City limits by cleaning or clearing drains and creeks. Placement of barricades during storms, special events and as directed. Minor repair and maintenance on equipment as needed. Repairing streets by patching. Trimming of trees and other vegetation overhanging streets or impairing traffic views. Reporting all equipment accidents and (or) injuries to Crew Leader and (or) Supervisor. Perform related task as required. Other duties as assigned Required Knowledge and Skills: Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds Have some knowledge in all Street and Solid Waste repairs, and equipment Have some knowledge in concrete work, form building, welding and cutting of metal, and equipment operation. Must have some knowledge in the operation of chainsaws and other tree cutting tools. Must observe all safety rules, and report unsafe working conditions to Crew Leader and (or) Supervisor. Must be able to work and communicate w/co-workers and all public social groups. Must be able to work independently and make some decisions Required Education, Experience, and Certifications: Must be able to pass a medical physical examination, drug test, criminal history background check, drivers license check, and employment verification check. Must have a High School diploma or equivalent Experience recommended. Strongly recommend a valid CDL-Class B drivers license, or be able to obtain one within (6) months of employment Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work takes place outside in all weather conditions. May be subject to call outs after hours in emergency situations and (or) special event. Some work hazards may exist which could result in injury or loss of life. May be subject to repetitive motion, bending, reaching, and lifting. (up to 50lbs) Equipment and Tools Utilized: Equipment utilized may include City vehicles, heavy equipment,(motor grader, loader) tractors, mowers, shovels, picks, rakes, brooms, hammers, saws, drills, concrete tools and chemicals, and other construction and maintenance related tools and equipment. How to apply: NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to submit a completed City of Gonzales employment application. The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer


RV Space and RV trailer for rent. All bills included with Dish Network. 830203-9255. -------------------------Travel Trailer. EVERYTHING furnished. TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830-875-3028. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-667-



W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is taking applications for a

Full Time Truck Driver

Local Delivery Zone, Class A CDL Required Forklift experience required


2031 Water St. (Hwy 183 N) Gonzales Tx 78629

Apply in person


For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361-5613335. Ask for Jeff.
Call 672-7100 to advertise your ad in the Classifieds.


Overview: Oversee the delivery of programs. Managing the Gonzales Youth Center (GYC) day-to-day operations. Assist in planning, developing, managing program implementation. Supervise program staff, perform other related administrative duties. Serve as a liaison between parents, schools, community, members. Work in partnership with executive director. Part-time position. Education and Experience Bachelor degree in youth development field or a minimum of 5 years program delivery experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Ability to deal with and establish relationships with diverse population of youth ages 11 14. Experience with youth programs. Management and supervisory experience. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of national and local programs. Able to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification. Bi-lingual is a plus. CDL License is a plus. Physical and Mental Requirements: Must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects. Physical requirements include sight, hearing, and ability to maintain physical activity for four plus hours per day. Skills essential for success include speaking, writing and knowledge of the computer and Microsoft Office Software. Email resume and salary requirements to

Gonzales Youth Center is looking for an Assistant Director

Call 672-7100 to place your help wanted ads!



Now Hiring Deli Manager

Nixon Location 101 W. Central

Competitive Pay Vacation Insurance 401K Apply on

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Bull For Sale: * Black polled Hereford (White face). * 21 months old. * Very gentle, home grown. * Throws a predominance of black baldies when crossed with black hided cows. * This breed has a history of birthing small calves. * Heifer calves make great replacement stock. * Can be registered, if papers are important. * Price $2,500. Charles Nunes, 830-2030477. -------------------------FOR SALE: Beautiful Bay Mare ( brood mare) 14 yrs. Excellent bloodline (Three Bars & Leo). All offers considered. Pics available upon request: amazin_grace454@ Ph: #. 830-560-0238. -------------------------Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------DISPERSAL SALE. Miniature donkeys (28 to 36), male and female, solid and tricolored, 6 mos. to 4 years. Four year olds may be registered with vet exam/affidavit. Excellent pets, loves people. Priced according to gender, age and color. 830672-6265 or 8574251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male

and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-8574251.

May consider 2 year minimum lease. -------------------------BRAND NEW HOME, 2br/1bath, central air/heat, shingle roof, laundry room with window, front/ back porch, nature view surrounds back yard, excellent location within walking distance to HEB, restaurants and shopping, located in Yoakum, Texas. MUST SEE! $99,000. 361-2938172, Cali. -------------------------House for Sale. Beautiful Historic home for sale. 713 St. John. Give me a call if interested. 713-425-9345. -------------------------Wonderful Spanish style house on 20.59 acres with 2 ponds, 7 horse stalls, 2 storage barns and other outbuildings. Can be viewed at www. littlefieldproperties. com id #79040. Call Tanya (broker) at 361-865-2563. -------------------------Individual would like to buy a 3/2, minimum of 2,000 sq. ft or more house in Gonzales area. Possibly in country. Someone interested in owner financing w/ substantial down payment. 830203-8492. -------------------------3 Bedroom, 2 bath brick home 3 miles from Gonzales on an acre. $129,000. Robin Baker, 830305-2959. Remax Professional Realty. --------------------------

Home for sale by owner. 2BDR, can be made into a 3 BDR/1BA, corner lot, storage building. 1404 Cavett St., Gonzales, TX. Contact Jen at 830-4019763 after 6 p.m. $65,000.00. Needs minor repairs. Good starter home. -------------------------4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172.

ericksburg. Hwy. Frontage, Hunting, Investment or Retirement. $7,500 acre. -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544.

c h e f. b i z /z ava d i l. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.



For sale by owner. Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Large dent, kitchen, living room and utility room. Quiet neighborhood on curb and gutter street in Shiner, Texas. Shown by appointment only. $76,000. Call (830) 203-1104. -------------------------Beautiful ranch style home built in 1996. 3 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, approx. 2765 square feet on 13.55 acres with scenic views all around. Property borders larger ranches. Recent upgrades include granite counters, new wood floors, interior/exterior paint, GE Cafe appliances, new light fixtures and doors, new ac and water heater within past 2 years. Would make excellent horse property. Has County water. Out shed and childrens playhouse with electricity. Ag exempt for low taxes. 18 miles north of Gonzales off 304. One hour East of San Antonio, one hour south of Austin, and two hours west of Houston. Close proximity to Interstate 10. Excellent deal at 348,000. Sorry, no owner finance. If seriously interested please call 956-202-5629 or email

5 experienced hunters looking for at least 800+ acres for hunting in Westhoff area. Bill Cain, 281-684-0165.

70 Acres. Yorktown/Goliad. Great building sites. Live oaks, CONTRACT PENDING brush, hay field. Water wells. Some minerals. $5,500/acres. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 106 Acres. Rockport. Minutes to water, fine dining. Good CONTRACT PENDING oaks, coastal bermuda. Nice home plus modular home. Some minerals. $1,400,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 1/2 acres fronting US 183 just north of Gonzales. Barns, pens, water available. $225,000. Will divide - one acre minimum, at $55,000/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 67 acres. NW Goliad. Doublewide. 3/2 with covered porchPENDING es. Good barn.CONTRACT John Deere tractor w/implements. Mostly Mesquite. $250,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 68 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay field. Pens, well. Cross-fenced. $5,300/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres. NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre.


Im looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888.

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-9279275.

Randy Smith, Broker


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170 Acres - For Sale by owner. FM 443. Outside of Hochheim/Dryer area. 210-867-8851. -------------------------17+ acres of cleared land with good fence. Perfect for homesite. 830-8574242. -------------------------Lots for Lease. Conveniently located behind WHS (Waelder High School). For information call 512299-1627. -------------------------75 Acres Gillispie Co. 10 Min. N. of Fred-

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Defendant enters plea of guilty ROUNDUP: St. in state game warden hostage case Paul, Mustangs fall
Cannon News Services AUSTIN A former Upshur County commissioner arrested in October 2012 for holding a state game warden at gunpoint has pled guilty to the thirddegree felony offense of taking a firearm from a peace officer and further admitted in his plea that he could be found guilty of aggravated assault on a public servant. In 115th Dist. Court, visiting judge William Porter sentenced Lloyd Allen Crabtree to 10 years in prison, but placed him on probation for five years. In addition, Crabtree was ordered to publicly apologize to the game warden and other law enforcement officers who responded to the scene last year. Crabtree also will have to pay a $1,000 fine, take an anger management class, pay court costs and other fees as well as perform 240 hours of community service. While on probation he will have to submit to monthly drug tests and will be barred from drinking alcohol. As a convicted felon, he will be prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition. The charges to which Crabtree pled guilty stem from an Oct. 6, 2012 incident in which the game warden was disarmed and detained by two armed men while the officer was making a routine check for hunting law violations on private property in Upshur County. The game warden used his cell phone to call for help, and soon numerous local and state officers came to his assistance and ended the situation with no shots fired. Crabtrees son, Todd A. Crabtree, 28, was indicted last January on three felony charges: One count of aggravated assault on a peace officer (first degree felony); one count of taking a weapon from a peace officer (third degree felony); and one count of unlawful restraint with a deadly weapon. The charges against him are still pending. Initially, the father and son had been held at the Upshur County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bond each. The incident last fall was investigated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Internal Affairs Unit and the Texas Rangers.
Continued from page B4 ter on a 40-yard field goal by Ivan Reyes. Cuero jumped ahead, 7-3, on a 12-yard run by Hopkins and Giddings responded with a 1-yard run by Justin Herzog. Jared Venor tossed a 30-yard pass to Colby Ebrom to put Cuero back on top 14-10 and Reyes connected on a 41-yard field goal to bring Giddings to within 14-13 at halftime. Pearson Reese extended the Gobblers to 17-13 in the third quarter with a 32-yard field goal, and the Buffaloes later got a 19-yard run by Roylon Hickey before Hopkins game winner.

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from Joe McCabe. St. Paul did not quit as Marco Ynclan caught a 15-yard pass from Austin Barton with less than half a minute to go in the game.

Stockdale 49, Nixon-Smiley 14

STOCKDALE The Stockdale Brahmas battled from an early 7-0 lead and never looked back, defeating the NixonSmiley Mustangs 49-14. Nixon-Smiley scored first on a 67-yard pass from Nick Pena to Sam Moore. Stockdale then scored 22 straight points in the rest of the quarter. Running back Matt Valdez scored on a 1-yard run, the Stockdale defense got a safety, and Valdez scored on runs of 24 and 56 yards. In the second box, Valdez got in on a 35-yard run and Jacob Cardenas tossed a 19-yard pass to Gage Haley and Stockdale led 34-7 at halftime. In the third quarter, Valdez scored his fifth of the game on the ground and Stockdale got another safety. The Brahmas got one last touchdown in the fourth on a 14-yard pass from Cardenas to Joel Marquez. Nixon-Smiley scored their second touchdown on another big play, a 69-yard run by fullback Jared Van Auken.

Wednesday Night Scramble

John Paul II 28, St. Paul 14

SCHERTZ St. Paul came relatively close to scoring that first win but came up short, 28-14, to Schertz John Paul II on Friday. The Guardians went ahead 15-0 in the second on touchdown runs of 26 and 35 yards by running back Mike McCabe. T.J. Bell blasted for an 80yard run the third quarter to bring the Cardinals to within 15-6. John Paul II then got a 10-yard run from McCabe and later a 5-yard touchdown run

The team (above) of Jason Condel, Mark Markovsky, Glenda Kessler, Denise Sandelovic, Billy Breitschopf and Bill Kessler came in first place at the Wednesday Night Scramble held October 2 at Independence Park Golf Course in Gonzales. The team (below) of David Hernandez, Brian Mitchell, Ralph Aguirre, Wiley Bluhm and Rutt came in second place. (Courtesy photos)

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Texas Weekly Fishing Report

BASTROP Water clear; 8589 degrees. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and chartreuse RatLTraps. Crappie are good on live minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow. CEDAR CREEK Water clear; 7782 degrees; 6.41 low. Black bass are good on swim jigs, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwater and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are good on trotlines. FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are good on shad patterned PopRs and Spittin Images early. Red ear perch are good on worms in 28 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. SOMERVILLE W a t e r murky; 8286 degrees; 7.16 low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows at night. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good in Lake Austin on live shrimp. Flounder are fair on the shorelines. WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp. PORT OCONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over soft mud in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and topwaters. Redfish are good at the jetty. ROCKPORT Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp. PORT ARANSAS Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Red snapper are good offshore. COLETO CREEK Water clear; 94 degrees at hot water discharge; 3.55 low. Black bass are fair on crankbaits in 610 feet. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish to 6 pounds are fair on perch in 810 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. CANYON LAKE Water clear; 7983 degrees; 11.79 low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Whacky Sticks on jigheads, drop shot rigs, and white spinnerbaits along main lake bluffs in 1020 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on Smokin Green Devils Tongues on drop shots over rock piles in 1428 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. GRANGER Wa t e r clear; 8286 degrees; 1.71 low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Lil Fishies off points. Crappie are good on chartreuse jigs tipped with Berkley Crappie Nibbles in 715 feet. Blue catfish are fair on fresh shad. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait. (Not seeing your favorite fishing spot listed here? Let us know by sending an email to newseditor@gonzalescannon. com and well be sure to add it to the report.)

MAZE-ING 5K to benefit MS research will be held Nov. 16 at 8 a.m. at the Rocky Creek Maze at 284 CR 251 in Moulton. The cost is $25 and Tshirt is guaranteed if registered by Nov. 1. The race is a country trek out and back on paved road with the remaining mile off road around farm and through corn field finishing through the Maze. Some hills are on the paved course and some moderately rough terrain off road around farm. Water at one and two mile marks with refreshments at finish. There will be awards for top three male and female runners. Make checks payable to Rocky Creek Maze 5K Race. All profit goes to MS research. Mail entries and payment to Rocky Creek Maze, c/o Anna Bartos, P.O. Box 651, Moulton, TX 77975. For more information, call 361-596-4872 or 361-798-0999, email fun@, or send message on Facebook. Shiner, Moulton cross country teams take part in RTC meet Shiner and Moulton teams competed in the Round Top-Carmine Meet last weekend. In the girls varsity race, Shiner came in sixth place with 123 points and Moulton was No. 11 with 254 points. For the Lady Comanches, Maggie Grosenbacher was tenth in 13:42.9, Kristin Schacherl was No. 21 in 14:30.8, Shanan Pardy was

No. 28 in 15:01.7, Jenna Berkovsky was No. 37 in 15:19.9, Tabitha Blaschke was No. 54 in 16:24, Keely McCarthy was No. 59 in 16:33.9, Stevie Nicole-Peters was No. 77 in 17:29.6, Darian Herchek was No. 79 in 17:54.3 For the Bobkittens, Paige Bartos was No. 45 in 15:28.8, Aimee Fojtik was No. 53 in 16:18, Norma Colchado was No. 67 in 17:08.1, Kendall Kristynik was No. 70 in 17:18.5, Laramie Zant was No. 72 in 17:26.4, Mackenly Ebner was No. 88 in 18:42, Malori Mitchon was No. 92 in 19:44.5 The Bobkatz came in second in the boys varsity with 84 points and the Shiner Comanches finished No. 12 with 287 points. For Moulton, Dennis Lopez was fifth in 17 minutes, 56.09 seconds, Fernando Euceda was No. 18 in 18:57.70, Holden Jahn followed in 19:18.01, Mario Pinedo was No. 25 in 19:32.34, Kyle Trejo was No. 33 in 19:51.46, Dalton Thomas was No. 87 in 23:24.6 and was followed by Todd Zidek was No. 88 in 23:24.6. For Shiner, Ethan Berger was No. 34 in 19:52, Ethan Zissa was No. 55 in 20:51.89, Jacob Tousek was No. 78 in 22:30.3, Kyle Caldwell was No. 93 in 24:30.11 and Colby Jahn was No. 100 in 26:56.71. In the junior high girls run, Shiner finished runner up with 88 points and Moulton came in fourth place with 129. The Moulton junior high boys team finished in tenth place with 246 points and Shiner was No. 15 with 338.

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Gonzales High School is still rehearsing for their performances of Annie Jr. The production opens Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Gonzales Junior High Auditorium and will also be performed on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $4 for students and seniors, $6 for adults. Advance tickets will only be sold through Oct. 25, and can be purchased at the Gonzales High School, Gonzales Junior High, and North Avenue Intermediate offices. Tickets bought at the door will be $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults. Pictured are the shows villians Rooster (played by Devin Contreras), Lily (Courtney Ritchie), and Miss Hannigan (Sydney Floyd). For more information, go to www. (Courtesy photo)

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The Music Study Club of Gonzales, a part of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs met at the Shirley and Robert Spoon home, Oct. 8th with Vida Burnett presiding and we began with singing Back Home in Indiana from TOGETHER WE SING, led by Herb Karnau with Laurel Ince at the piano. Following the short business meeting, Pres. Burnett introduced Laurie Jenschke who is Director of the Community Music Academy affiliated with Texas Lutheran University School of Music and funded by a generous donation from the Lindenbaum Family in a

program by Classics For Kids Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dian Stai Owens Foundation and the Coates Foundation. There are currently 100 children in the strings program and 41 in the choral program from the Seguin and surrounding area schools. Ms. Jenschke described both the programs and their beginning in 2008 which now includes providing violins for some string students. We were then privileged to hear two students from each program. Michelle Ester played a violin solo, Gigue from Sonata in D by F. M. Veracini and sang solo, Zueignung by R. Strauss. Then Savanah Heximer played an exercise melo-

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Gonzales Crystal Theatre has become a hotseat for attractions. Now the board of directors operating the facility wants to make the theatres seats a little more comfortable. A drive has begun to help raise money to replace the theatres 32-year-old air conditioning system, and a February fund-raiser is tentatively scheduled at the Gonzales Elks Lodge. Unique to this drive, however, will be the fact that all the auction items involve seating. Its called a Chair-Ity drive, and director Barbara Crozier said auction items will all involve seating of some type from a riding lawnmover to lawn chairs filled with goodies. Were anticipating there will be 20 chairs for people to bid on, she said. Crozier explained that two of the facilitys air conditioners are badly in need of replacement and no longer adequate to the task of cooling, especially for performers under hot stage lights during the summer months. The theater has been the scene for an increasing number of events over the last year, from exhcnage touring performances from the Lockhart

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The first chair donated as part of the Chair Ity fund raiser for the Crystal Theatre ... moves. This riding lawnmower is being donated by Gonzales Building Center. Here, outgoing Crystal board president David Gumper tests the seat for comfort. Baker Gaslight Theatre and Shiner Gaslight Theatre to hosting the Youth Theatre Workshop and the Shakespeare Ninjas troupe. In addition to producing stage shows, the venue has taken over running of the quarterly Gonzales Country Music Show, and organizers are hoping to coordinate with other oldfashioned country shows in the area such as the Pilgrim Country Opry to ensure theres no conflict on performance dates. The idea is to make the Crystal a more pleasant place to visit and to perform, she said.

Gonzales Book Club News

The Gonzales Book Club met Thursday, Sept. 19 to discuss Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. The book begins in 1962 in Port Vergogna, Italy, where a young innkeeper, Pasqualle Turse, lives in a secluded fishing village. He is attempting to add a beach and a tennis court to The Hotel Adequate View and his dream is to lure American tourists to his hotel. An American actress Dee Moray, acting in the movie Cleopatra, comes to his hotel on a fishing boat. She has been told she has stomach cancer and is to wait at the hotel for someone to take her to Switzerland. There a doctor will take care of her. The story then switches to recently Hollywood, California. The novel goes frequently between 1962 in Italy and recently in Hollywood. Pasqualle comes looking for Dee at Michael Deanes office. This is 50 years later and Pasqualle is an old man. The novel describes Pasqualle and Dees lives in those years, both in 1962 until the present. The Italian 1962 year is beautiful and romantic and is a strong contrast to the Hollywood present. The present characters are Hollywood actors, writers, producers, and their workers. They have their own dreams as did Dee and Pasqualle. This a novel about dreams but the reader may not realize this because the author brings reality into the characters lives. There is also a contrast between kindness and strength in the characters. Pasqualles decency, the former starlets weariness, and the screenwriters flickering optimism are each present as legitimate in its own way. We discussed their dreams and reality: Pasquallles dream of a tourists hotel and the reality of a family and job; Dees dream of a movie career and reality of a child and family; movie officials dreams and actual achievements. Then we discussed our dreams and achievements. Jeannie always wanted to be a writer and is the author of I Am Happier to Know You. Her dream came true. Betty always wanted to travel and did to some extent with her job, but she did not tour the world as she had dreamed of doing. Connie dreamed of going to college and she did, but her choices upon graduation were becoming a teacher or a secretary. She chose teaching and became a physical education teacher. The others of us did not have time to tell our dreams, maybe next month. Our next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 17 at Lifords Books and Fine Art from 10-11 a.m. We will discuss Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Caf by Fannie Flagg. Fried Green Tomatoes is a now classic novel of two women in the 1980s, one tells her life story to the other. The tale she tells is about her life at the Whistle Stop Caf, offering good BarB-Q, coffee, laughter, and even an occasional murder. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

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The Stephen and Mary Birch Texas Theatre Presents Texas Theatre Presents

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Rain lets up for the Leesville Fair; Thanksgivings around corner

We have had some wonderful rain and some wonderful weather. The Leesville Country Fair was able to get squeezed in between the showers. I was unable to attend but I heard all kinds of good things about it. I heard lots of people got to talking to friends and family. I know that the Leesville Country Fair Committee thanks everyone for their support and attendance. It takes a lot of work to get an event like this together. The Belmont Community Center Club will meet at their regular meeting time at 2pm at the center on October 22nd. Everyone should bring tid-bits or snack food. The Thanksgiving Supper at Belmont will be November 16th. I think that it

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Sandi Gandre
is Potluck but I will get the details for you next week. PRAYER TIME: Joe Kotwig, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Bill Lott, Louise Jones, Sandy Ingram, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Sarge Dunkin, Rhonda Pruett, Aunt Frances Gandre, Bubba and Sara Roecker, Glenn Mikesh, Lillie Lay, Maria Castillo, Phyllis and Alton Oncken, Selma Vickers, Landis, Keith Glass, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi

Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Margie Menking, Joy Carson, Arthur Casares, Harold Pape, Brock Stewart, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, L.A. Lindemann, Jr.; Graham Kelley, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Lanny Baker, Judy Wilson, Bob Young, Marguerite Williams, and our military and their families, I heard that the Wesleyan Circle had a rousing meeting last Tuesday night. Our Aunt Georgie Gandre was there and when she is able to attend we all rejoice. She is one lively lady who I am privileged to call my sweet Aunt and to have learned to love dearly. I got turned to a program on newly born puppies on Dish Chanel 189. They had some puppies that looked

just like our Hugo who passed away not too long ago. It almost made me cry. There was never a cuter dog than Hugo. So we have a hairless Chinese Crested Dog and a hairless cat. I guess somehow you have to get past the no hair with nothing but wrinkles and love them anyway. They do appear to have superior intelligence. Sometimes you have to realize that beauty is more than skin deep and go for the brain power. I surprised myself and played the piano over at Monthalia United Methodist Church Sunday. It seems a good looking young man Jess Fullilove married his true love the night be-

fore and his family was so wiped out that there was no one left to play for church. Now Mrs. Gladys I know that you love Mr. Buster with just bunches of love, but you are going to have to quit kicking him like that. I can tell you from experience that it doesnt help a thing. I am very sorry Mrs. Gladys that you had this problem with its consequences. We love you bunches too. I had a lovely time seeing a lot of friends I had not seen in a long time, but it did wear me out and I came home and rested all day Monday. And, Mr. Clifton I hope you tell Patricia hello the next time you see her and I enjoyed your

hug. I need them as much as you do. And Mr. Bob Young, it was so good to see you too, just a walking in the rain. I dont know whether Pepe is this way because of the rain or what but that cat is about to hang off the ceiling. He is like Houdini. He can open cabinets, crawls under doors, unstacks a pile of books before I can put them up. He slides along the floor like a ground hog. Samson hides behind a chest of drawers and ambushes him. Pepe jumps straight up in the air and keeps on going. It just makes Samson so disgusted. Have a good week. God Bless.

Come and Take It Parade Results

Hometown Commercial Floats: 1st - Lone Star Bank SSB 2nd - Christian Kids Daycare PreSchool 3rd - T-Rex Therapy Services

See the slideshow of the parade on our website at

2nd - Otto Kocians 57 Chevy Belair 3rd - Jack Tumlinsons 72 Chevy Nova

ers 2nd - Come & Take It Float 3rd - North Ave. Intermediate Band

Hometown Non-Commercial Floats: 1st - Catholic Community - Gonzales/Waelder 2nd - Sundowners 4-H Club 3rd - Independence Trails Girl Scouts Visiting Floats - Population Greater than 10,000 1st - Miss Victoria Court 2nd - Lockhart Chisholm Trail Round-Up 3rd - Kennedy Chamber of Commerce Visiting Floats - Population Less than 10,000 1st - Cuero Chamber of Commerce 2nd - Shiner Chamber of Commerce 3rd - Luling Watermelon Thump Visiting Specialty Floats: 1st - Cuero Turkeyfest Association 2nd - Hochheim Prairie Insurance 3rd - Former Texas Ranger Foundation Commercial Decorated Car or Truck: 1st - Come & Wash it 2nd - T-Rex Therapy Services 3rd - 4L RV Ranch Non-Commercial Decorated Car or Truck: 1st - Knights of Columbus 2nd - Miss Goliad Court 3rd - Czech Heritage Society of Texas - Gonzales Chapter Group Participation: 1st - Destino Danzzar Performance Group 2nd - Buffalo Soldiers 3rd - Victoria Shrine Club - Fire Patrol Antique/Classic Car or Truck: 1st - Larry Krupalas 32 Ford Model B - (Restored by Next Concept Motor Sports)

Novelty: 1st - Texas Wagon Works - Hugh Shelton 2nd - Sage Capital Bank 3rd - Lindeman Cattle Company School Entry - Float: 1st - Gonzales Jr. High Cheerlead-

School Entry - Decorated Car or Truck 1st - Gonzales High School Junior Officers & Duchess 2nd - Gonzales High School Sophomore Officers & Duchess 3rd - Gonzales High School Freshman Officers & Duchess

The Gonzales Youth Center Bar-B-Que is scheduled for Sunday Oct. 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gonzales Jr. High Cafeteria. The plates will consist of delicious beef brisket, potato salad, beans, and pickles, onions, bread and dessert for only $8. You may dine in or go through the drive-thru pick up on St. Louis Street. Ken Hedrick will again head up the fantastic cook team. Tickets are available from any Youth Center member or can be purchased at the event. Any briskets left after 1 p.m. will be sold for $40 and halves for $20. Please plan to eat with us Sunday, October 20 after church and help the Youth Center continue serving our kids. If you would like to help, need tickets or need more information, call Pat Anders at 830-857-3483. (Courtesy photo)

Downtown Family Fun on Confederate Square

FREE Halloween Movie 7:30 p.m.

Happy Fall YAll

October 26th, 6-10 p.m. Downtown Gonzales Food, Fun, Games & Prizes! Costume Contest
Ages: Newborn to 12 yrs. old

(In Partnership with the Lynn Theatre)

6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, avoid making promises unless you intend to keep them. If you cannot commit your time or effort, then explain the situation rather than backing out later. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Others view you in an entirely different light than you view yourself, Taurus. Consider their perspectives and keep an open mind. It might just help you grow as a person. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Many ideas are running through your head, Gemini. But you have to stick with one idea and go with it. Though this may seem like trying to find a needle in a haystack, the focus will pay off.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Someone puts all of their faith in you this week, Cancer. Dont be nervous about living up to their expectations. Just operate the way you always do and things will work out. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a number of things keep you occupied this week. The only difficulty will be narrowing down exactly what you want to do. Give this decision the attention it deserves. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, no matter how many times you voice your opinion, there seems to be one person who just doesnt seem to catch on to your line of thinking. Accept such differences of opinion. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes you put blinders on to situations that make you uncomfortable. It is your way of coping. But this week you need to keep your eyes wide open.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you do not have the patience for puzzles this week. Encourage coworkers and family members to be as concise as possible when declaring their intentions. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/ Dec 21 Sagittarius, this week you will have to do a number of things on your own. Make the most of this situation, as it might just prove to be a good test of character. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 A change of scenery could provide the change in perspective you need right now, Capricorn. The trouble is finding the right time to get away. Plan a weekend trip if you can manage it. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, even though you may not relish the role, you often have to be the voice of reason. Express yourself clearly but take others ideas into consideration as well. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Channel all of your creative ideas into one big project, Pisces. Once you have taken that initiative, the project will take off. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS OCTOBER 13 Sacha Baron Cohen, Actor (42) OCTOBER 14 Usher, Performance Artist (35) OCTOBER 15 Penny Marshall, Director (71) OCTOBER 16 Tim Robbins, Actor (55)

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Shakespeare is I am a weakish speller. Incidentally, a person who comes up with anagrams is known as an anagrammatist. If youre planning a trip to Japan, you might want to add the island of Okunoshima to your itinerary. Its often called Usagi Jima, or Rabbit Island, by locals because the bunnies there are tame and approach humans without fear. Those who study such things have discovered that if you put a sea sponge in a blender and leave the resulting mess overnight, the remaining cells will find each other and start forming a new sponge. *** Thought for the Day: An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. -- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Mechanic Needed

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