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City cuts tax rate slightly


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Accident takes life of youth


Courtney Orona

Funeral services are scheduled Friday afternoon for a Waelder youth who died in a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Gonzales County. Department of Public Safety troopers said that at approximately 8:18 a.m. on Aug. 18, a 2007 Ford F150 was traveling along I-10 near mile marker 639 when it veered into the center median and drove off a railroad overpass. The vehicle fell and burst into flames upon landing. Troopers and witnesses said the vehicle was on fire as they responded to the scene. According to authorities, the driver was able to exit the vehicle, but the passenger, Courtney Ashlyn Orona, 15, of Waelder, was ruled to have ACCIDENT, Page A4

Welcoming back GISD teachers

Paula Jones (top photo, left), Arva Nell Needham (center) and Dena Fritz help prepare food for GISD teachers during a luncheon at First United Methodist Church to help welcome back teachers Wednesday. Teachers in GISD also got a rousing start to the week with their annual coffee and convocation hosted by the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce. The teaching staff wil greet their students for the 2012-13 school year starting Monday. (Photos by Mark Lube and Dave Mundy)

Gonzales City Council on Monday vote a drop of nearly two cents in the citys property tax rate for the coming year. The council voted to adopt the 2012 Effective Tax Rate of $0.2329 per $100 valuation furnished by Gonzales County tax Assessor-Collector Norma Jean DuBose. DuBose had furnished the city with figures showing an increase in property values in the city of some $24.9 million, creating an effective rollback tax rate of $.2515. Last years tax rate in the city was $.2518. City Manager Allen

Barnes had recommended the council set the tax rate at the effective rate to give the city room in the budget a difference of approximately $60,000 to purchase a needed tractor and mower/shredder. Setting at the rollback rate would have triggered a requirement to hold two public hearings and a final vote on the tax rate, at which council could have lowered it to at or near the effective rate. If you set it at the effective rate now, you cannot raise it in the future, Barnes noted, adding that increasing fuel costs were another consideration of the slightly-higher rollback rate. CITY, Page A4

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Smiley ponders new ball fields

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SMILEY Considerations of financial support for a baseball/T-ball field project that would benefit Smiley-area children involved in Little League was reviewed during the Aug. 19 regular meeting of the city council. Nixon-Smiley Little League president Mark Pompa presented the council with plans for a new ball field that would be built next to the existing baseball field in Nixon, in order to accommodate the expansion of the league and the

Take precautions on West Nile virus

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number of younger children participating in baseball and T-ball. About one-third of the kids participating in the Nixon-Smiley Little League are from Smiley, which is approximately 30 kids. There is a need for more recreational and athletic areas for Smiley children, according to city officials. Smiley does have a strong influence of kids within the league, said Pompa. Pompa asked the council for funds to help build the second field and presented each council member with SMILEY, Page A4

Come and Hear It! Tune in to radio station KCTI 1450 AM at 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Tuesday for weekly updates from Gonzales Cannon General manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels.

No need to panic, but there is a need to take precaution the West Nile Virus is spread by the Culex Pipiens mosquito and is spreading fast. States are reporting more cases than usual, says Marc Fischer, a specialist in mosquito-borne diseases with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Fort Collins, Colo. Theres been a lot of mosquito activity in most states. Texas is getting the worst of it. Sixteen people have died

of West Nile virus this summer in Texas. Thats out of 381 cases of the illness. Were on track to have the worst year ever, says Christine Mann, spokeswoman for the Department of State Health Services in Austin. Nationwide there have been at least 693 cases and 28 deaths, according to the CDC and state numbers released Tuesday. Thats up from 390 cases and eight deaths last week. Most people who are infected with the West Nile Virus, 70 to 80 percent, never know they have it. Twenty to 30 percent deVIRUS, Page A4
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Today in Texas History

August 23, 1937 On this day in 1937, Texan Carl Joseph Crane made the worlds first fully automated landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This aviation pioneer and inventor had witnessed the birth of aviation in Texas when, at Fort Sam Houston, Capt. Benjamin Foulois first flew the only airplane owned by the United States government. Crane graduated from the United States Army Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field in 1925, and in 1929 he teamed with William C. Ocker to devise revolutionary flying systems and to write the worlds first manual for instrumental flight, Blind Flight in Theory and Practice (1932). He designed the instruments for the first automated landing in 1937, and he held more than 100 patents when he died in 1982

Thought for the Day

How do you win? By getting average players to play good and good players to play great. Thats how you win. Bum Phillips

Woman faces theft charge


Gonzales Police have reported that an arrest has been made in a case involving theft from a downtown business. On Aug. 15, the department received a report of forgery occurring at the Running M Bar & Grill, where two checks were stolen and cashed. During our investigation, it was determined that this case was not going to be a forgery but was instead a theft, said Capt. Alan

Taylor. Taylor said both of the stolen checks were made out in excess of $2,100. One was cashed at Mr. Payroll and the other was taken to H.E.B. to be cashed. A warrant was obtained from Gonzales County Judge David Bird and police arrested Christina Barefield of Gonzales on Tuesday. Barefield was taken to the Gonzales County Jail where she was charged with theft of stolen property more than $1,500 but less than $20,000, a state jail felony.

Christina Barefield
Barefield was released on Wednesday after on a $2,500 surety bond.

Gonzales Police Report

Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Aug. 13-20: Aug. 13 Reported Theft At 600 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Injury To Elderly At 200 Blk Smith. Aug. 14 Reported Theft At 700 Blk St. George St. Reported Theft At 1800 Blk Weimer St. Reported Assault At 1500 Blk Gardien St. Reported Terroristic Threat At 400 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Aug. 15 Reported Forgery At 500 Blk St. Paul St. Aug. 17 Reported Criminal Mischief At 2000 Blk Hwy 183. Charles Roy Hastings, 41 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence And Disorderly Conduct At 2100 Blk Water St. Reported Theft At 800 Blk St. Vincent St. Aug. 18 Andrew Wayne Ebert, 37 Of Leesville, Arrested And Charged With Theft At 1800 Blk Church St. Reported Assault At 700 Blk St. Paul St. Reported Theft At 300 Blk St. Joseph St. Aug. 19 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 300 Blk Hwy 90-A. Aug. 20 Reported Assault At 900 Blk Cuero St.

Authorities investigate whether Lorenz removed ankle monitor

By FELICIA FRAZAR of the Seguin Gazette
SEGUIN Authorities believe that Cody Lorenz may have removed his alcohol monitor and may have been purchasing beer prior to the wreck that sent him to a San Antonio hospital on Saturday. Lorenz was seriously injured when the truck he was riding in wrecked on Schuenemann Road Saturday evening. The driver, Jayson Sponable, is facing possible intoxication assault charges stemming from the accident. Lorenz was flown to San Antonio Military Medical Center following the accident and is currently listed as in stable condition. An alcohol-related crash last year has Lorenz set to stand trial for murder in connection with the Dec. 29 death of Amber Robbins. Authorities say Lorenz was drunk when his truck plowed into Robbins vehicle.
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Gonzales Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs Report for Aug. 12-18: 08/12/12 Garner, Henry Adam III, 11/1990, Cost. Local Warrant Evading Arrest/Detention. Warrant Recalled. Local Warrant Assault Family/Household Member Impede Breathing/Circulation. Charges Declined. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Requires $2,500 Bond. Local Warrant Evading Arrest/Detention. Requires $5,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Staton, David Grant, 07/1961, Victoria. Local Warrant Assault Public Servant. Local Warrant Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More. Released on $25,000 Bond. 08/13/12 Carranza, Trina Marie, 07/1977, Waelder. Local Warrant Fail to Identify Fugitive from Justice. Released on $5,000 Bond. Local Warrant Fail to Identify fugitive from Justice. Released on $500 Bond. Local Warrant Tamper with Government Record. Released on $5,000 Bond. Fayette County Warrant Theft of Property >$20 $>500 by Check. Released on $500 Bond. Bastrop County Warrant Theft of Property >$20 <500 by Check. Released on $500 Bond. Brown, Jason Trimail, 01/1981, Cuero. DeWitt County Warrant Forgery Financial Instrument. Requires $30,000 Bond. Released Transferred to DeWitt County. Menking, Brian Lee, 02/1976, Harwood. Local Warrant Evading Arrest Detention. Requires$2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Bowi, Thurston Owen, Jr., 02/1966, Killeen. Local Warrant Driving while Intoxicated. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Barker, Bruce Harrison, 11/1957, San Antonio. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$500 <$1,500. Released on $3,000 Bond. 08/14/12 Riebschlaeger, Tracy Rouse, 01/1968, Aransas. Commitment/Sentence Forgery Financial Instrument. Released Weekender/Work Release. Mumphord, DMon Anthony, 10/1992, Victoria. Victoria County Warrant Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 <1G. Remains in Custody. Garcia, Jeremy, 05/1992, Uvalde. Uvalde County Warrant Burglary of Habitation. Requires $25,000 Bond. Transferred to Uvalde County. Sepulveda, Tammy Morales, 06/1981, Cotulla. Local Warrant Motion to Adjudicate Guilt. Requires $150,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Ruiz, Victor Garza, 07/1980, Laredo. Local Warrant Possession of Marijuana >50lbs, $2,000 Lbs. Released on $100,000 Bond. 08/15/12 Castillo, Juan Ramirez, 03/1966, Moulton. Commitment/Sentence Driving while Intoxicated 2nd. Remains in Custody. 08/16/12 Almaguer, Bruno, 10/1975, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Engage in Organized Criminal Activity. Released Weekender/Work Release. Casares, Margarita, 06/1976, Gonzales. DeWitt County Warrant Theft of Property >$500 <$1,500. Released on $1,000 Bond. 08/17/12 Eleby, John Nathan, 10/1949, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 <1G. Released Weekender/Work Release. Richter, Michael Anthony, 09/1959. Palacios. Commitment/Sentence Driving while Intoxicated 2nd. Released Weekender/Work Release. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO 17 DPS 05 GPD 08 WPD 01 NPD 04 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 35

He was released in June on a reduced bond of $125,000, but as part of the conditions of bonding out of jail, Lorenz was required to wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring device. The same ankle monitor that 25th Judicial District Attorney Heather McMinn believes was removed and has investigators taking a close look into the wreck and the events that led up to it. We are very concerned because it appears that the device was removed prior to the incident, she said. Our office is investigating that and reports that he may have been purchasing beer. Troopers investigating the accident couldnt confirm whether Lorenz was wearing the device or not at the time of the accident, but could confirm that alcohol was found in the vehicle. According the Alcohol Monitory Systems spokesperson the company that introduced SCRAM the device takes multiple sam-

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ples throughout the day and transfers the data into a database. Once the information collected, it is analyzed by the monitoring agency. Agency/monitoring officials can review data as soon as its downloaded, Brown said. But we review all alerts and issue an official confirmation of a violation within 24 hours of the data download. We submit every alert to a multi-step review process to ensure it meets all criteria for either a drinking event or a tamper event.

DeWitt Sheriffs Office Report

DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Report from Aug 9-16 Aug. 9 Arrested Drew Dowlearn, 27, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Possession of Marijuana, Bond of $500 PR, DCSO Arrested Charles Caskey, 31, of Austin, Harassment of Public Servant (Aransas Co), Bond of $25,000, DCSO Arrested Scott Rosales, 25, of Yoakum, Driving While License Invalid/Enhanced, Bond of $1,000, Violation of Probation/ Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Arrested John Liendo, 24, of Cuero, Reckless Driving, Bond of $500, Cuero PD Arrested James Cavanaugh, 21, of Cuero, No Drivers License, Fine of $157.10, Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle, Bond of $500, Cuero PD Aug. 10 Abandoned vehicle on Hwy 87S Arrested Derrick Price, 30, of Cuero, Disorderly Conduct/Language, Fine of $414, Resisting Arrest, Bond of $1,000, Assault by Threat, Fine of $314, Cuero PD Arrested Trent Hopkins, 24, of Cuero, Possession of Dangerous Drug, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Aug. 11 Arrested Cory Sepulveda, 22, of Victoria, Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz, Bond of $1,000, DPS Arrested Lorena Navarro, 46, of Cuero, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Arrested Mark Johnson, 24, of Cuero, Failure to Appear/Bond Forfeiture/ Theft $1,500 < $20K, A Continuing Transaction, No Bond, Cuero PD Aug. 12 Arrested Lorena Navarro, 46, of Cuero, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Bond of $2,000, CPD Arrested Cory James Sepulveda, 22, of Victoria, Possession Marijuana < 2oz, Bond of $1,000, DPS Aug. 13 Arrested Cyril Ramon, 26, of Corpus Christi, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear / Theft Charge, Bond of $1,000 Cash, DCSO Arrested Roy Allen Bennetsen, 34, of Yorktown, Criminal Nonsupport (Victoria Co), No Bond, Yorktown PD Aug. 14 Arrested Felisha Pizzoferrato, 24, of Cuero, Theft by Check >$20 < $500 (Lampasas Co), Bond of $500, Theft by Check (Coryell Co), Bond of $1,500, Cuero PD Arrested Bryan Sweeney, 19, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Possession of Marijuana >4 oz < = 5 lbs. Bond of $30,000, DCSO Arrested John Aschenbeck, 43, of Victoria, Bond Forfeiture/Burglary of Habitation & Repeat Offender, No Bond, Theft by Check > $20 < $500 Enhanced, Bond of $1,000, Capias Pro Fine/ Driving While License Invalid Fine of $342, Failure to Appear/Driving While License Invalid, Bond of $1,000 Cash, Capias Pro Fine/ Failed to Appear Fine of $442, DCSO Aug. 15 Arrested Jason Brown, 31, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Forgery Financial Instrument, Bond of $30,000, DCSO Arrested Francisco Moreno, 21, of Alvin, Motion to Revoke/Possession of Controlled Substance in Correctional Facility, No Bond, DCSO Aug. 16 Assisted DPS with an accident on Walter Mueller Rd Assisted DPS with an accident on FM 240

TxDOT hopes highway signs will help drivers pay attention

AUSTINImproving the safety of the traveling public is the number one goal of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Even though the number of people killed each year in traffic crashes in Texas has decreased by about 21percent since 2003, there still were on average 250 people killed every month in 2011. In order to bring this critical and important issue to the publics attention, TxDOT will begin to display the year-to-date number of traffic deaths in Texas on more than 700 message signs one week every month, typically the third week of each month. This new effort is designed to remind drivers that driving deserves their full attention

Yoakum Police Report

Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report for Aug. 13-19: 08/13/12 Case #12-339, U.U. M.V., 1477 Carl Ramert; Disposition, Investigation. 08/16/12 Case #12-340, Criminal Mischief-B, 310 Burt; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-341, Assault-A-F/V, 205 Harwood; Disposition, Investigation. 08/17/12 Case #12-342, Assault-Fel-3 F/V, 509 W. Gonzales; Complainant, The State of Texas; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-343, Burglary-Building, 201 US 77A S; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-344, Assault-C, 401 Lott; Disposition, Court Citation. Case #12-345, Burglary-Residence, 314 Walnut; Disposition, Investigation. 08/18/12 Case #12-346, Disorderly Conduct-C, 300 Blk. Nelson; Complainant, The State of Texas; Disposition, Court Citation. 08/19/12 Case #12-347, Aggr. Assault/Use Deadly Weapon, 211 Plaza; Complainant, The State of Texas; Disposition, Investigation. Case #174923, Warrant Arrest, 2Curtis, David, 45, Yoakum, 203 Yoakum; Offense, W#1101-11407Evading Arrest/Obstruct Police; Disposition, Trans/ DCSO.

every time they get behind the wheel. We are encouraged about the progress weve made around safety over the last several years, said Phil Wilson, TxDOT executive director. But as long as we have a single traffic death we have more work to do. We think that displaying the number of people that have died in traffic crashes to date will have a direct impact on driving behavior. We want to make sure that people arrive at their intended destination safely every time. TxDOT encourages drivers to take action to ensure their own safety as well as that of their passengers by driving the speed limit, paying attention to the road, avoiding distractions such as cell phones, having everyone in the vehicle wear their seat belts, and never drinking and driving. Its not worth your life or someone elses when the solutions to the transportation safety problems we face every day are so simple. Just by wearing your seat belt, a driver can dramatically improve their chances of avoiding death or serious injury in a crash, said Carol Rawson, TxDOTs Traffic Operations Director. The new displays of traffic fatality numbers began Aug. 20. Go to more information on TxDOTs traffic safety programs.

Soccer Shoot, Community BBQ Social to join forces Saturday

The Gonzales Elks will be holding their first Soccer Shoot this Saturday, and are teaming up with another new event, the Gonzales Community BBQ Social (GCBS). This is the last weekend before students return to public school in Gonzales - A perfect time to do something as a family that is FREE. The public is invited to this community event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25 at Lions Park in Gonzales. Registration for the Elks Soccer Shoot begins at 8 a.m. The BBQ Social begins at 10 a.m. Free food and refreshments, music, family-friendly entertainment, games, information booths, and an optional community prayer walk to the Gonzales County Courthouse downtown will be offered. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets, and have some fun. School supply donations will be accepted to help local families prepare for school next week, and monetary donations can also be made to support this growing community event. The Gonzales Community BBQ Social was created in an effort to bring Gonzales citizens together and reinforce a positive attitude for the next generation. Event organizers believe community spirit, self respect and family values are crucial for a strong and healthy society, and that many

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people have lost touch with the concepts of Unity, Faith and Love. The BBQ Social is an event where people can experience these three words in action. This is an opportunity to get to know your neighbors again, and help lower the violence in our community today. Community officials have offered their full support through endorsement of this positive event. Thanks to event sponsors for offsetting some of the expenses, and the Gonzales Elks for cooking the meat, this event is free of charge to the public. Volunteers for the event are needed and greatly appreciated. For more information about the Gonzales Community BBQ Social and how you can get involved, please call (512) 227-4040 or visit and LIKE our Facebook Page: Gonzales Community BBQ Social. See you Saturday!

COLLEGE STATION Diplomas were awarded to approximately 1,700 Texas A&M University graduates during summer commencement ceremonies. Among those receiving degrees were: Amanda Crozier of Gonzales (Master of Education - Curriculum & Instruction), Ryland Darilek of Flatonia (Bachelor of Science - KiThe newest member of the Noon Lions Club is Leroy Humphrey (center), who nesiology), Caitlin Gibson was installed at the clubs business meeting on Monday, August 13. Humphrey of Gonzales (Bachelor of is flanked by PDG Andy Rodriguez and his sponsor, Lion Sarah Kovalcik, who Arts - History), Shalane conducted the installation ceremony. (Courtesy photo) Matula of Shiner (Bach-

Local students earn honors during A&M ceremonies

elor of Science - Biology), and Timothy Withers of Gonzales (Master of Science - Visualization). Texas A&M has also named its honor students for the spring semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance. Shellie Berckenhoff of Moulton was named to the Deans Honor Roll. Berckenhoff is a senior who is majoring in Human Resources Development. Garen Reese of Gonzales was named as a Distin-

Noon Lions New Member

guished Student. Reese is a senior who is majoring in Ag Communications & Journalism. The Deans Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 12 semester hours during the summer semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point (GPR) out of a possible 4.0. The designation, Distinguished Student, recognizes those who earned a 3.5 to 3.74 GPR while taking at least 12 hours for the summer semester.

Thank You! Thank You To Everyone For Making Gonzales Main Street 2012 Summer Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular A Success
PREMIER PARTNER Southern Clay Products KCTI AM 1450 Gonzales Cannon Newspaper City of Gonzales Gonzales Inquirer OFFICIAL PARTNER Allied Waste Services Johnson Oil Co./Tiger Tote Food Stores Scott Dierlam State Farm Insurance SAWS EVENT SPONSOR GVEC D&G Automotive & Diesel Caraway Ford Gonzales HEB DuBose Insurance FRIEND OF MAIN STREET Holiday Finance Lindemann Fertilizer Hebbronville Lone Star Rentals MAIN STREET HELPER Bench Sponsors McLeroy Land Group St.Joseph Food Mart - Texaco M&M Construction Best Western Regency Inn & Suites Trash Can Sponsors Lindemann Fertilizer No Limit Accessories Yours & Mine Salon L&M Onsite Catering The Heights of Gonzales Running M Bar & Grill Sleep Inn & Suites Tyson Radicke Resale Volunteers who helped endless hours Aaron Apperson Lee Rowley Melissa Taylor Wendy Gray Sanya Harkey Dorothy Voigt Kristen Matias-Meeh Courtney Voigt Brandi Vinklarek Susan Weber Bruddy Brown Rob Brown Kaitlyn Bullard Brittany Harkey Krystal Voigt To all the City Employees that spent countless hours during the events. Board of Directors Barbara Friedrich - Main Street Director Kacey Lindemann Butler - Chairman Egon Barthels - Co-Chairman Del De Los Santos - Secretary Connie Dolezal - Treasurer Debbie Toliver Sarah Zamora-Rivera Randy Harkey Sherri Schellenburg Travis Tressner

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Texas gets another win over EPA

AUSTIN Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement following Tuesdays ruling from the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejecting the Environmental Protection Agencys improper and illegal Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): Yet another federal court has reined in an overreaching EPA for violating federal law and intruding on Texas sovereignty. Texas challenged the Obama Administrations burdensome and unlawful regulations because they jeopardized electric reliability in the state, threatened job losses for hard-working Texans, and exceeded the limits of the EPAs authority. Vindicating the States objections to EPAs aggressive and lawless approach, todays decision is an important victory for federalism and a rebuke to a federal bureaucracy run amok. In a 60-page opinion issued this morning, the court rebuked the EPA for exceeding its statutory authority when it issued the CSAPR regulations. The court explained that the EPA ignored and violated the federal Clean Air Act by imposing regulations not authorized by federal law. The court also roundly criticized the EPA for ignoring the cooperative federalism approach required by the Clean Air Act. Under this system, the federal government identifies pollutants and establishes the national air quality standards but states retain the authority and flexibility to enact their own unique statebased programs that ensure those standards are satisfied. In its opinion, the court also condemned the EPA for immediately seizing control of states permitting programs before states were properly given an opportunity to comply with the EPAs new emissions limits. As the CSAPR regulations were specifically applied to Texas, the EPAs overreach was especially onerous. First, the EPA failed to provide Texas the advance notice that is required by federal law when it did not include the State in key aspects of the proposed rule that was published in August 2010 but then added Texas to the final regulations without notice. Further, Texas last-minute inclusion in the EPAs CSAPR regulations was based upon a single air quality monitor in Granite City, Illinois which was fundamentally flawed not only because a nearby steel mill necessarily impacted that locations air quality, but because that very location actually satisfied federal air quality standards. Excerpts from the Courts opinion: Congress did not authorize EPA to simply adopt limits on emissions as EPA deemed reasonable. Rather, Congress set up a federalism-based system of air pollution control. Under this cooperative federalism approach, both the Federal Government and the States play significant roles. Our limited but important role is to independently ensure that the agency stays within the boundaries Congress has set. EPA did not do so here. The Transport Rule includes or excludes an upwind State based on the amount of that upwind States significant contribution to a nonattainment area in a downwind State. That much is fine. But under the Rule, a State then may be required to reduce its emissions by an amount greater than the

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velop West Nile fever, with headaches, fever, joint pains, vomiting or diarrhea and rash. Less than one percent of those infected with the virus develop West Nile neuroinvasive disease involving inflammation of the brain, spinal cord or the tissue surrounding the brain. About 10 percent of those will die, Fischer says. People over 50 and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to develop this form. The CDC and Bassett, say the easiest and best way to avoid the virus is to prevent getting a mosquito bite in the first place. Apply insect repellant that contains an EPA-registered active ingredient, such as DEET, to skin or clothing before you head outdoors. Bassett said many people dont realize the prime times to get bit are dusk and dawn, and people may not worry about their bug bite risk when they are outdoors, or camping or at the beach. The CDC adds that people should not spray repellants under clothing, over open cuts, wounds or irritated skin, nor near the eyes, mouth or directly on the face. Other repellants

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containing Picaridin may be used, and for those concerned with chemicals, there is oil of lemon eucalyptus. But Bassett says with natural products the protection likely wont last as long. You can prevent 90 to 100 percent of bite reactions by applying the appropriate insecticide, he said. Such tips can be applied to preventing other insectborne diseases, like Lyme disease or babesiosis. After returning indoors, wash the skin with soap and water, this is particularly important when repellants are used repeatedly in a day or on consecutive days, the CDC says. Treated clothing should be washed also before it is used again. People who have an allergic reaction to the repellant should see a doctor. Health officials also recommend draining standing water, where mosquitoes breed. Bassett urged Americans not take the ongoing outbreak lightly, and to take steps to protect themselves. Its really no joke, he warned. People need to be proactive because although rare, West Nile virus can lead to a severe form that may cause paralysis and encephalitis.

significant contribution that brought it into the program in the first place. That much is not fine. There is a second, entirely independent problem with the Transport Rule. EPA did not stop at simply quantifying each upwind States good neighbor obligations. Instead, in an unprecedented application of the good neighbor provision, EPA also simultaneously issued Federal Implementation Plans, or FIPs, to implement those obligations on sources in the States. EPA did so without giving the States an initial opportunity to implement the obligations themselves through their State Implementation Plans, or SIPs. EPAs approach punishes the States for failing to meet a standard that EPA had not yet announced and the States did not yet know. EPA faults the States for not hitting that impossible-to-know target with their SIP submissions. In effect, EPAs view is that the only chance States have to hit the target is before EPA defines the target. By the time EPA makes the target clear, its already too late for the States to comply.

an estimate of cost and expenditures relating to materials and labor needed to install the field. Were looking for some funds to help build a second field alongside the one in Nixon, Pompa continued. We want to be able to have two games a night instead of one. We want to be able to have more games and more flexibility in our scheduling. The council gave an informal and verbal pledge of future support. More re-

view and discussion among the council is planned in order to decide on the exact amount of funding that the city can give the Little League, which must be formally approved. We are going to end up helping them, said Mayor Ellis Villasana after the meeting. Kids need a place to play, have fun, and enjoy their younger years. Weve always had a shortage of places for our children to play and recreate. Baseball is a good thing for kids to spend their spring and summer playing.

died on impact. Passers-by and the driver helped pull her body from the vehicle before it caught fire. Troopers said the vehicle fire was so hot it hampered efforts to revive the youngster. Gonzales County Justice of the Peace Jesse Almaraz pronounced one youth dead at the scene. The body of the deceased was taken to Seydler Hill Funeral Home, while the driver was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio with was termed by authorities as a non-incapacitating condi-

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Well, we do have some new revenues (from new retail and housing projects) coming in, noted councilman Lorenzo Hernandez. The county and school district both are loweirng their rates substantially, but they have oil and gas revenues that we dont have, added councilman Clarence Opeila. Barnes noted that the

projections provided by DuBose showed no tax revenues on oil and gas properties this year. We do not show any oil and gas revenues in the city, he said. That may change as drilling starts in city limits, but right now we have none. Hernandez motioned to set the tax rate at the lower effective rate, and council voted 5-0 in favor of the motion.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Self-centeredness limits us
We have a beautiful white cat named Lily. She is one of the dumbest (but most lovable) cats weve owned. Lily has some of the strangest behavior Ive ever seen in a cat. As a very small kitten she got into the habit of ceaselessly pawing at the glass door until someone lets her in. She can do this for hours on end without breaking a sweat. Yes, cats sweat. It amazes me that she hasnt cut through the glass yet. Whenever she sees us at the kitchen table, she immediately stands on her hind feet, places her front paws on the glass and starts to speedclean the glass door. Weve thought of taping cleaning pads to her feet and hiring her out. Last week, after watching Lily gyrate for over half an hour, I decided to give her a break from window cleaning and let her in. When she whizzed past me to get to her food, I saw something outside that needed my attention. So I stepped out, closed the door behind me, and headed down the steps. I hadnt reached the bottom step before I heard the scratching behind me. I turned around to see a wide-eyed Lily frantically scratching to get out. Apparently shed forgotten what she worked so hard to get inside, because as soon as I opened the door to come back in, she sped out to get the phantom better thing outside. Guess what happened when I went inside? I stood there thinking, Isnt that the way it is? The grass always looks greener on the other side. How many times have we gone after something we thought we wanted, just to discover it wasnt what we wanted after all? How many times have our futile expectations turned into anger and bitterness? How many relationships have gone down the tubes because siblings, parents or friends begin to envy what the others have? What is wrong with us anyway? How can we ever enjoy what we have if we keep our focus on what is theirs? This unhealthy obsession to possess what the other guy has, and which we think we deserve, is a major source

Love, Eloise
Eloise Estes
of discontent. This perceived lack causes resentment toward others, and could turn our anger against God. Envy keeps us from building satisfying relationships with those around us. How can we possibly get close to people who we cant be happy for? It is not possible to love someone when we are coveting something they have, and we think they dont deserve. For you see, envy is not only an unquenchable desire to have the possession, quality or achievement that someone else has, it is a desire to deprive them of what is theirs. Thomas Aquinas described envy as sorrow for anothers good. Envy is considered the seventh deadly sin because it goes against Gods will to love others as ourselves. In Dantes Purgatory, the punishment for the envious is to have their eyes sewn shut with wire because they have gained sinful pleasure from seeing others brought low. Envy is an ungrateful and completely self-centered attitude that has no place in the heart of any true believer. God says that He will bless whomever He wants to bless, and whenever it pleases Him to do it. It is not for us to figure out why God allows some people to prosper while others wait for their good portions. One thing is certain though, God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28) I have seen this promise fulfilled many times in my own life. So, knowing that God doesnt change His nature, I will continue to believe this to be true. This promise should encourage us all. In addition to the unmerited blessings that God bestows on others, we cant dismiss the fact that the decisions we make in this life really do matter. Some people have accomplished position, wealth and healthy relationships through dedicated ef-

fort and wise choices. The people who have made wiser decisions regarding their continued education, careers, life partners, and spending habits, deserve to reap good from what they have sown. Whereas, faulty decision-making will often reap ugly consequences for us. Another area of dissatisfaction that stirs up envy is the desire to have been born into a different family, ethnic background or body. Here again, there is a divine reason for this too, and we must learn to be happy with who we are . Trying to change something that cant be changed will drive us crazy. Living in torment is never Gods desire for any of us. Stress and anxiety build up when our unmet desires turn to frustration, aggravation, impatience and resentment. Do you realize what the body goes through when these negative emotions take over? Stressful emotions set off chemicals (adrenaline and cortisol) into our blood stream which negatively affect our bodies in many ways. Continued stressful emotions contribute to the onset or worsening of a number of diseases. Studies have shown that illnesses such as cancer, colitis, migraines and asthma are directly related to the amount of stress in our lives. Self-centeredness is the number one reason for discord and the winning formula for unhappiness. Nurturing an envious attitude feeds the monster that will turn on us; a heart full of envy will eventually destroy our ability to love at all. Proverbs 14:30 tells us that contentment leads to health, but envy can eat you up. Ironic isnt it? Selflove actually harms our health and may eventually kill us. This is the reason why we are commanded to love God with all our heart and with all our soul and with our entire mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Love gets the focus off ourselves and brings us health in the process. love, eloise

Noon Lion of the Year

The Gonzales Noon Lions Club presented its Lion of the Year award to Lion Felipe Leon. Lion Leon served as club treasurer and tail-twister, as well as headed up several committees during the past year. The plaque was presented to Lion Leon (right) at the clubs meeting on Monday, August 13 by Immediate past president, Brent White. (Courtesy photo)

Invitation to Bid for the City of Gonzales Notice is given that the City of Gonzales is requesting sealed bids for fuel Bid Specifications for Gas and Diesel
Tanks to be supplied by distributor at these locations; 300 gallon tank with stand for gravity fill, Dyed Diesel tank at J.B. Wells. 300 gallon tanks with stands for gravity fill (300 gallon Dyed Diesel). 500 gallon tanks with stands for gravity fill (500 gallon Gas Tank) at Public works. 300 gallon combination tank and stand for gas and dyed diesel, located at golf course Bulk oil tank for motor oil to be filled as per needed. Tanks are to be equipped with digital metering devices. Tanks to be able to be pad locked. Bid cost should be for delivery of gas and diesel to J.B. Wells, Public Works, and Golf Course. The Sewer Plant and Police Department are to supply a diesel generator. Successful bidders must be able to disburse fuel using a credit card type system at a local location, which provides or includes identification of vehicle/equipment, mileage/hours and pin number for activation. Billing should be on a master bill with a break down by department. Bids should be submitted as Cents per Gallons over in Ground. Submit bids to: City of Gonzales P.O. Box 547 820 St. Joseph Street Attn: Candice Witzkoske Gonzales, TX 78629 Bids are to be turned in by September 9, 2012 no later than 5:00 p.m. Bids will be opened on September 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

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Wisening up my diet after a bout with the gout

It was humiliating, standing there in line at the H-E-B checkouts, watching the lady in front of me load up roughly half a ton of brisket and ribs onto the conveyor belt. Weve got a cookout this weekend, she smiled. The couple behind me spoke no English, but their basket was also full of my two favorite foods bifsteak and cerveza. They had their Lone Star Card out and ready. Holding my salad and my strawberry-and-banana smoothie, I just wanted to cry. Ive always been a proud advocate of Real Texas Food: beef and beer. Unfortunately, my two favorite foods have ganged up on me lately and in one fell swoop turned me into one of those people who have to watch what they eat. I feel so ... un-Texan. The dietary change and associated humiliation were forced on me by a quite painful expe-

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dances with Chihuahuas

Dave Mundy
General Manager

rience with something Id been unknowingly living with for years: gout. I suffered an acute attack early last week that at one point had me in so much pain I couldnt walk. I out out last weeks paper by rolling around the office in my chair. Gout earned the nickname of the Rich Mans Disease during the Middle Ages because it affected primarily rich people the only ones who could afford beef at the time. That part has changed, since it now primarily affects lower- and middle-class folks like stubborn newspaper managers whose diets consist

almost exclusively of beef and beer. Its caused by the buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. This chemical gathers in joints and crystallizes, often during periods of sleep, creating swelling and pain. This buildup often happens in the big toe; in my case, it was the joint of my right foot and ankle. Acute attacks tend to last 2448 hours, but if its a particularly bad case, could spread into the bloodstream and affect several joints. Its most often treated by prescription medication, but as noted I work for a newspaper so I cant afford that. I was fortunate to have some associates willing to make a quick run to the store to load me up on leg-cramp pills and potassium products to help break up the uric formations; I was mobile by Thursday and could have run if I wanted to by Friday. (Not that I would ever run, but I could have.)

Along with an array of vitamins and supplements, I had to make some adjustments to my diet. Bananas, cherries and other fruits and vegetables made their way to my refrigerator. Ive always been one of those who maintained that if God had intended for humans to eat plants, Hed have given us hooves. My associates here at The Cannon judged my Friday lunch salad such a newsworthy event, they took photos and posted them to Facebook. The humiliation is overwhelming. Id always thought this occasional foot pain I suffer was related to my days in the Marines, a pinched nerve or something. It would bother me a little once every couple of months, but it had never before been so debilitating. My acute attack followed swiftly on the heels of Saturdays pre-season opener between the Texans and the Panthers a six-hour orgy of gorging on ribs, sirloin steak, beef sausage and

copious amounts of the National Beer of Texas. This weeks inhome tailgate meal will consist of chicken or some other fowl concoction. Whats most humiliating about the whole experience, however, is the fact that Id always considered gout to be something that affects old people. Im way too young for this; after all, Ive been 29 for 24 years now. Then again, Ive always wanted to make that transition from angry young man to grumpy old man. Now I have a justifiable reason to do so. Of course, that means all you attractive young divorcees will have to adjust your plans, too. This will take me out of your market and youll just have to chase after guys more your own age. Then again, if you have this thing for distinguished older men with occcasional health issues, well ... let me check with my wife and see if its okay.

Left-wing racism left unchallenged

In yet another shocking example of liberal racism, Vice President Joe Biden said in the first hundred days hes (Romney) going to let the big banks once again write their own rulesunchain Wall Street. Theyre going to put yall (speaking to a crowd that included African Americans) back in chains. What makes Bidens comment more shocking and condescending was that he feigned a southern drawl. Imagine if Republican nominee Mitt Romney or his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan had made that comment. Jesse Jackson and Al Shapton would have immediately attacked them. However, liberal racism is common and unchallenged. In May, Texas State Representative Trey Martinez Fisher said U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett would be favored by Hispanics in the general election because he has a brown heart. As with Bidens comment, no one said or challenged the comment as racist. Liberals are racist. Why else would they use race and ethnicity to appeal for votes? If a candidate would have used race or ethnicity in their platform in the 1950s, they would have been branded a racist. In 2012, the President uses his race to court votes. Texas state legislators justify segregated congressional districts to elect candidates of a particular race or ethnicity. Isnt that racism? San Antonio Mayor Castro is being touted as the future of Texas because he is Hispanic. His twin brother, Joaquin, is favored to win a Hispanic district for a congressional seat. Playing the race card comes easily to them. Their mother, Rosie Castro, was a member of the militant Hispanic group Raza Unida Party in the

El Conservador
George Rodriguez

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. He is a former official in the U.S. Justice Dept. during the Reagan Administration.

1970s. In another example of liberal racism, Texas state senator Leticia Van de Putte declared that the 82ndTexas legislature was anti-Hispanic because it passed the voter ID law. Someone should ask the senator is she is pro-fraud? Also, the University of Texas is fighting a legal battle to continue using race and ethnicity as factors for considering admissions to the law school. They want to continue discriminating! Obama and his liberal party minions have divided America as never before and it is time to confront them at national and local level. We must ask all candidates if they believe in equal opportunity or in special rights. We must demand accountability from all our national and state elected officials so that they do not show favoritism to anyone because of race, ethnicity, gender or any other feature. Racism is racism regardless of who practices it, and how or why they justify it. The civil rights laws were passed 57 years ago, and it is time to encourage unity and equality, rather than division and hatred. We must tell liberals to stop the racism.

Smearing Paul Ryan

Democrats believe fervently in the folly of Paul Ryans ideas, yet somehow cant speak about them truthfully. They are confident they can destroy Ryan -- not because they think they can win the debate over his proposals on the merits, but because they are certain they can distort those proposals with impunity. Mitt Romneys inspiring (and inspired) choice of the Wisconsin budget maven as his running mate had commentators on both sides welcoming a clear choice for the country. Romney had done us a favor, they said, in ensuring such a stark clash of visions. The League of Women Voters would approve. This Hallmark sentiment is nice, though naive. The battle of ideas will be as unsightly and dishonest as the battle over Bain Capital. If Democrats will lie about Mitt Romney killing a woman, its only a matter of scale to lie about him unloosing a near-genocidal assault on Americas seniors. Immediately upon Ryans selection, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina scored Ryan for his budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy (except that there arent tax cuts, budget-busting or otherwise), for bringing to an end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system (except theres no voucher, and Medicare benefits would stay exactly the same), and for shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors (except the Ryan plan doesnt apply to todays seniors, nor will it shift costs onto the seniors of the future). The Democrats never want to admit three things about Ryans Medicare plan. First, that it doesnt affect anyone over age 55 and wont kick in for another 10 years. Conceding this makes the job of frightening elderly voters trickier, so it is best ignored.

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

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Second, that the current version of the Ryan plan gives future beneficiaries the option to keep traditional Medicare. They will choose among a menu of insurance plans, including a fee-for-service federal option, all of which will be required to offer at least the same level of benefits as Medicare now. The federal government will pay everyones premiums up to a level matching the second-lowest-priced plan in a given area. Theres no reason a beneficiary will have to pay more (although he can choose a pricier plan and pay the difference). Third, that Ryan and President Barack Obama cap overall Medicare spending at the same level. The president is adamant that the growth of Medicare is unsustainable -- and rightly so. Everyone acknowledges that the program is the foremost driver of our long-term debt. Both Ryan and the president use the same formula of roughly GDP growth plus inflation for setting Medicares global budget. What the Ryan plan offers, most fundamentally, is a vision of a reformed entitlement state that wont require massive new tax increases or debt to fund. Ten years from now, federal spending still would be at a higher level of GDP than it was at the end of the Clinton years. This vision -- now at the center of the campaign -- deserves a serious, honest debate, and will assuredly not get it. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

In Your View
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Farm and ranch management has direct effects on accessibility and availability of private property to hunters and fishermen. In accordance to that reality, the Federal Farm Bill may either put laid out properties back into crop production, grazing production, or cause such properties to be sold and developed. Discussing the Farm Bill is Tom Kelley, rice farmer, and crop insurance salesman from Eagle Lake, Texas. Brune: This bill seems to be one of the few bills passing through Congress in somewhat of a bipartisan effort. Tom, what do we need to know about this bill? Kelley: The entire budget of the U.S. is $2.8 trillion per year. The USDA budget is $180 billion. Thats about six percent of the U.S. budget. Of that 180 about $140 to $150 billion is mandatory spending which is the SNAP program, that is known as food stamps, other food and nutrition programs, and women and infant children programs. So you see the lions share of the USDA budget has nothing to do with farmers. U.S. farmers make up two percent of the population and get a bad rap because politicians will falsely say the entire USDA budget goes to farmers and thats not true. Then we also know that there are more people on food stamps than ever before and that gets included into the USDA budget. Brune: Another factor in this bill is stopping Direct Payments. What happens to agriculture communities when that stops? Kelley: Those payments began in 1996 Freedom to Farm Bill. It was a move to keep us in compliance with the World Trade Organization. The government assigned direct payments on yield histories and acreage histories of all crops. It was meant as a support mechanism to keep farmers solvent, and it was begun with good intentions but was poorly executed. Then what happened was farmers

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Discussing the Farm Bill

Looking Down from the Saddle
Herman Brune
target price for rice, and the market price is $12, then the extra two dollars may help in a make or break situation. In America we have the lowest percentage food costs per person in the world. I think most farmers would rather see the target price system where the government would pay if the market price is too low, but if the market price is more than the target price the government doesnt pay. Personally, I dont like direct payments or CRP because if land is laid out, then theres ground thats not be utilized and that is costing the community jobs. Theres no fertilizer sales, tire sales, tractor sales, labor, etc. When jobs are cut in agriculture people move to the cities and theres a new set of problems. Brune: But in reality has there ever been a time that a market price would exceed a government set target price? And if the target price is set so that profit is guaranteed were back to the problem of surplus storage. Kelley: Yes, my suggestion is to set the price marginally above what should be production costs. Then you would see years where the market price would exceed the target price and the target price would not produce the tremendous surpluses that spurred the 1996 Act. You see, in 1996 the government decided it was easier to pay and cut production, and comply with the World Trade Organization, than to pay and store continuing surpluses. Brune: What happens to property values with the land that has previously been laid out or set aside? Kelley: Land may come back into production and if its a good farm, the property value may rise. That would be good for the county, but, if the ground isnt good for farming and goes back to grazing the value could go down. Currently, the Farm Bill is stuck in the U.S. Senate. It has previously passed through the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

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

the editor DA: still time to do the right thing

Dear Editor: George Archer-Shee (6 May 1895 31 October 1914) was a young Royal Navy cadet whose case of whether he stole a five shilling postal order ended up being decided in Londons High Court in 1910. The trial, which became a British cause clbre, was the inspiration for the play The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan. ArcherShee was successfully defended against the charges by the notable barrister, judge and politician from Ireland, Sir Edward Carson. Following the acquittal, the boys family was paid compensation in July 1911.(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.) I cite the above case because of the time, money and effort that went into a family defending a case which was about a young boy supposedly stealing a five shilling postal order in 1910 and which was decided in the High Court of London. (There was a time when a shilling was worth about 12 cents.) Two years ago, I became aware that a couple in Gonzales successfully defrauded the city of almost $10,000. The Gonzales Police Department conducted a very thorough investigation of this which was submitted to the DA who serves Gonzales County last July, but after several months, she ruled

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there wasnt enough evidence to win this case even though the evidence collected and submitted was from the Gonzales Co. Tax Office, the City of Gonzales and a local law firm, which evidence totalled about 150 pages. The DA did promise she would come to Gonzales and meet with the leaders to go over steps that would keep this from happening again, but that was 8 months ago and so far she hasnt shown up so others are free to defraud the City of Gonzales too. But my husband and I were very impressed with the police investigation that was conducted. In 1910, five shillings and the reputation of a young boy was enough to get the right thing done but as we all know that time is past and today defrauding the government is common practice, many times as I heard another DA say recently, because the perpetrator thinks no one will do anything about it. However, it is never too late to Let Right be Done by the DA who serves this county, and stop future perpetrators from defrauding our local government again. Doris Liefeste Gonzales

The extinct conservative Democrat

Dear Editor, Recently, a letter to the editor was published from Marilyn Thibodeaux, a lady who has given many honorable years serving the Lavaca County Democratic Party, both with party functions and elections. This takes many volunteer hours. Marilyns letter was one of reflection, and maybe a touch of sadness. She made mention of officials who had run and served as a Democrat. In the not distant past, the Democratic party had a full slate of local candidates, and the majority of votes were cast for Democrats. After the 2008 election, this began to change. Local conservative candidates filed on the Republican ballot and won their positions. Republican turn out and victories were more than 2 to 1 over theDemocratic ticket. This 2012 election year, candidates running as Republicans dominated the ballot. Few state and local candidates ran as Democrats. Why? What has changed? The conservative Democrat of our Grandfathers era is no longer. Left Wing Liberals captured the National Democratic Party, and rural grass root Democrat party members did not stand up and defend local values and ideals. Did anyone speak for the Conservative Democrat? The majority of Lavaca County citizens believe in individual responsibility, value life, and believe that the family unit should be marriage between one man and woman blessed by God. They know that gun ownership protects us from an over-reaching government, that you should not spend more than you make, and you cannot pay off debt by more borrowing and spending. They believe borders should be secure, that give away programs only attract more illegals, that being a citizen of the United States is special; terrorists should not be given the same rights as Americans, and it is not unreasonable to prove you are a citizen before you can vote. President Obama just used an executive order to sign the Dream Act and allow illegals to stay here. He bypassed Congress, our elected officials. Placing millions of people on Government run health care will not save money. President Obamas health care plan takes 700 billion out of Medicare, a program that is broke and failing. We know that the Government constantly borrows money from Social Security , and trying to pretend that it can go on indefinitely without restructuring is reckless at best, people deserve better. There is alarm over spending, the deficit, and a possible collapse of the economy. States,

cities, and counties controlled by Democrats are filing for bankruptcy. Instead of lowering spending, they borrow more money and raise taxes. We know that the purpose of taxes should be to run the Government and not to punish people who have worked hard, put their money at risk to build a business, and provide jobs. We know that we did build that business. Yes, a new jail, a renovated and restored courthouse, and a building to be used while the courthouse was under construction are a source of pride which was paid for by the hard work and sacrifice of both the working and retired people of the County. But at what cost? One spending project after another, after another , and still another placed the County in debt during poor economic times. Taxes had to be raised time and time again. Businesses and companies were closing, jobs were being lost, unemployment was higher than any time in recent history, and utility costs were rising. Add to those things, the worst drought in years with no feed for cattle pushed many people past the breaking point. Savings, if they were not lost in the market crash, were used to help pay the yearly increase in property taxes so that homes would not be lost. Current officials are still working to pay that debt, and it continues to be more than difficult and tough for the tax payer. Voters knew that some Democrat elected officials had lost touch with the people, and the officials did not recognize the economic burden and plight of the taxpayer. Consequently, in 2010 the first Republican County Judge was elected with a mandate to get the County back into stable financial condition. The vision of Democrat officials which was praised by Marilyn is well and good, but it must be a coupled with a realistic view of how too much spending and debt can cripple a society. We are still paying and will continue to pay off that vision. People who live in a dream world, and dont remember tough lessons from the past, tend to repeat those mistakes. There are still people in office who were part of the poor planning and spending, and voters should not hesitate to remove them from office in the fall election. My last comment and question is this; the old Democratic Party of our grandfathers is no more. Why is anyone still working and voting for the Democratic party? Brenda Cash Shiner

were getting paid for not farming, and guess what, some people just collected payments. People started buying land and paying for it with the direct payments and that was never the intention of the Act. Now, in 2013 it looks like that practice is going by the wayside. On a positive note, there have probably been a few years that the direct payments saved some farmers. However, if this bill doesnt get through Congress they may do an extension of the current bill for another year. But if it passes the direct payments will be cut, food and nutrition programs will be cut, and crop insurance subsidies will be cut. There are some conservation programs that will increase, there are rural development programs that will increase and the green energy programs will increase. Brune: During the presidential debates there was discussion about eliminating the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Energy, the IRS and the EPA. Thats when Governor Perry had his oops moment. Nevertheless, how real are such musings of eliminating departments? Kelley: One of the biggest problems in Washington is duplication of programs between agencies. There are programs in the USDA budget that address rural housing and development. Then there are other agencies that do the same thing. So should low housing in rural areas be under the USDA? I dont know, but that is duplication of effort. Most farmers dont like the direct payments. Wed rather see a target price tied to production. So if $14/hundred is the

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2012 Property Tax Rates in CITY OF GONZALES
This notice concerns the 2012 property tax rates for CITY OF GONZALES. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value. Last year's tax rate: Last year's operating taxes Last year's debt taxes Last year's total taxes Last year's tax base Last year's total tax rate This year's effective tax rate: Last year's adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) This year's adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property) =This year's effective tax rate (Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.) This year's rollback tax rate: Last year's adjusted operating taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures) This year's adjusted tax base =This year's effective operating rate x 1.08=this year's maximum operating rate + This year's debt rate = This year's total rollback rate $651,542 $0 $651,542 $258,753,773 $0.2518/$100 $648,234 $278,253,820 $0.2329/$100

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$278,253,820 $0.2329/$100 $0.2515/$100 $0/$100 $0.2515/$100

Statement of Increase/Decrease If CITY OF GONZALES adopts a 2012 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.2329 per $100 of value, taxes would increase compared to 2011 taxes by $6,737.

Schedule A - Unencumbered Fund Balance The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation. Type of Property Tax Fund Balance

Schedule B - 2012 Debt Service The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable). Principal or Contract Interest to be Other Amounts Description of Debt Payment to be Paid Paid from Total Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes Property Taxes
0 0 0 0

Total required for 2012 debt service - Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A - Amount (if any) paid from other resources - Excess collections last year = Total to be paid from taxes in 2012 + Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2012 = Total debt levy

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates' calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 522 ST. MATTHEW ST. GONZALES, TX. 78629. Name of person preparing this notice: NORMA JEAN DUBOSE Title: GONZALES COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR

2012 Property Tax Rates in COUNTY OF GONZALES

This notice concerns the 2012 property tax rates for COUNTY OF GONZALES. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value. Last year's tax rate: Last year's operating taxes Last year's debt taxes Last year's total taxes Last year's tax base Last year's total tax rate This year's effective tax rate: Last year's adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) This year's adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property) =This year's effective tax rate (Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.) This year's rollback tax rate: $5,696,653 $354,291 $6,050,944 $965,370,772 $0.6268/$100

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The COUNTY OF GONZALES will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 8.49 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. The first public hearing will be held on August 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM at Commissioners Courtroom, First Floor, Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph, Gonzales, Tx.. The second public hearing will be held on September 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM at Commissioners Courtroom, First Floor, Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph, Gonzales, Tx.. The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:
FOR: AGAINST: Kenneth O. (Dell) Whiddon Kevin T. LaFleur None Donnie R. Brzozowski Otis S. (Bud) Wuest


$1,843,453,412 $0.3276/$100

Last year's adjusted operating taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state $8,323,732 criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures) This year's adjusted tax base =This year's effective operating rate x 1.08=this year's maximum operating rate + This year's debt rate = This year's total rollback rate -Sales tax adjustment rate =Rollback tax rate $1,843,453,412 $0.4515/$100 $0.4876/$100 $0.0097/$100 $0.4973/$100 $0.1419/$100 $0.3554/$100

PRESENT and not voting:None ABSENT: None

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in COUNTY OF GONZALES last year was $65,064. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.6268 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $407.82. The average taxable value of a residence homestead in COUNTY OF GONZALES this year is $69,032. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.3276 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $226.15. If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.3554 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $245.34. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views. Schedule D - Criminal Justice Mandate The COUNTY OF GONZALES Auditor certifies that COUNTY OF GONZALES has spent $35,677 in the previous 12 months beginning June 1, 2011, for the maintenance and operations cost of keeping inmates sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. COUNTY OF GONZALES Sheriff has provided information on these costs, minus the state revenues received for reimbursement of such costs.

Statement of Increase/Decrease If COUNTY OF GONZALES adopts a 2012 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.3276 per $100 of value, taxes would increase compared to 2011 taxes by $32,819.

Schedule A: Unencumbered Fund Balance The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation. Type of Property Tax Fund Balance
GENERAL ROAD & BRIDGE DEBT SERVICE 3,408,118 2,482,213 128,759

Schedule B: General Fund - 2012 Debt Service The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable). Principal or Contract Interest to be Other Amounts Description of Debt Payment to be Paid Paid from Total Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes Property Taxes
2006 SERIES REFUNDING BONDS 180,000 63,271 0 243,271

Total required for 2012 debt service - Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A - Amount (if any) paid from other resources

$243,271 $62,500 $0

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Community Calendar
E-Mail Your local information to: If you are in need of a meal, Helping Hands, a non-profit, multi-church ministry would like to bless you with a free lunch. Meals will be distributed Saturday, August 25th beginning at 11 a.m. in the GCAM parking lot located at 708 St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda at 361275-1216. Gonzales Healthcare Systems has scheduled itsnext childbirth class for 6 p.m. Aug. 30. The class is open to all expectant moms and free of charge. During class we will discuss signs and symptoms of labor, the labor process, pain management methods, care of the newborn, infant CPR and breastfeeding. The class will be taught by one of the OB nurses, Rachel Schramm, RN. Moms are encouraged to bring a support person with them. To RSVP call 672-7581 ext 727, ask for Valerie. The Gonzales American Legion Post #40 will hold their regular monthly meeting Sept. 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Legion Hall. Boys State participants will report. All members and prospective members are urged to attend.

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Helping Hands Ministry

Union will be honored. For more information, contact Linda Miller at 210-4205461. The Delhi Volunteer Fire Department is having their 3rd annual Gun Raffle and Chili Supper on October 27th 2012. To purchase your ticket for a chance to win 9 different guns contact a Delhi Fire department member or call 830-263-1555. We hope you will join us at the Chili cookoff & supper from 4-6pm on October 27th. The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the hospital dining room. The program will be presented by Tiffany McCauley of Normas House. There will also be drawings for door prizes. Anyone interested in joining the Auxiliary is welcome to attend the meeting. Contact Kathleen at 830-6723740 if you have any questions.

Delhi VFD

Gonzales, WB Farm & Ranch, Gonzales, Howards, Shiner, Kens Kar Parts, Shiner, Hunter Supply, Victoria or from any Odd Fellow Member.

Childbirth Class

Hospital Auxiliary

Victoria County Master Gardener Association. Fall Plant Sale. Saturday, September 8, 2012, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out. Veg Pavilion, 283 Bachelor Drive, Victoria Regional Airport across from tower. While you are there enjoy a stroll through the Victoria Educational Gardens. Dont miss out on your chance to get some great plants at great prices! Flowers, Shrubs, Vegetables, Citrus, Orchids, Bulbs, Water Lilies, Seeds and more! Special Event. Gently used garden art and supplies for sale. Recycled Pots, Garden Art, Birdhouses, Hats and other stuff.

Victoria Master Gardeners

Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and nonresidents that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson. GVFVS provides survivors with legal advocacy, case management, counseling, assistance with crime victims compensation and other services at no cost. For more information, call 830-372-2780 or 1-800-834-2033.

mann at 830-857-1109 or send email to gwillmann@, or Gerri Lawing at 830-857-1207 or glawing@

American Legion

The Edwards Association will hold a Back to School Fun Day from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at Edwards Field, 1427 Fly. The event includes free hot dogs, a water slide, a moon walk and more fun for the kids. TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers pre-school services to children ages 3-5 years, includeing education, nutrition, dental, social, disability, health and mental health. Gonzales Head Start is now accepting applications at the Gonzales Head Start Centers at 1600 Elm Street or 925 Wells Street. For information call 361-582-4441. To apply for head Start, you will need a copy pof the childs Birth Certificate, proof of income, proof of address and a current immunization record. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Texas Bonnie Blue Camp #869 and Col. GustavHoffmann Camp #1838 will be honoring the soldiers who fought in the War Between The States at the Harwood Cemetery, located at South 2nd Street in Harwood. This memorial will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. All participants will be in period clothing. I need to hear from families who have Civil War soldiers buried there. Both Confederate and

Back to School Fun Day

The Gonzales Community Barbecue Social is scheduled 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Aug. 25 at Lions Park in Gonzales. The event will feature old-fahsioned family games, booths, and a community prayer walk as well as a free lunch and encouraging music. Please bring your own chairs. Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38, IOOF, 8th Annual Raffle. Drawing will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Building on 1405 Conway St., Gonzales. Ticket prices are $20.00 each. 33 Prizes total. Grand Prize #1 is Cabelas $1,000 Gift Card, Grand Prize #2 is Bay Fishing Trip, 3 person, bait included. Tickets available at: Caraway FordMercury, Gonzales; Apache Express Care, Gonzales; Caf on the Square, Gonzales, LeAnn Wolff CPA-PC, Gonzales, Odd Fellows Building,

Community BBQ Social

The 48th Annual Luling Oilmans Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled Aug. 25-26. The entry deadline is Aug. 24. Please call (830) 8755114 for more information. Applications are available at the Luling Chamber of Commerce. Gonzales Master Gardeners. Come Grow With Us. Become a Master Gardener. New class starts September 11, 2012. Contact Alan Marek at 830-857-5820 or Texas AgriLife Extension Office at 830-672-8531. Elementary registration will work differently this year in the Nixon-Smiley CISD. All elementary students enrolled during 2011-2012 will be enrolled automatically in the 2012-2013 school year. There will be no summer registration days for elementary as there are for middle school and high school.

Oilmans Invitational

Come and Speak It Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 12-1 p.m. at the Gonzales County Farm Bureau Community Room, located at 1731 Seydler Street. The Toastmasters environment is friendly and supportive whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters can give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself in any situation. For more information contact Club President GK Will-

Toastmasters meet

This group meets the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Narthex of the First United Methodist Church. This meeting is free and open to the public and is facilitated by Wesley Nurse, Shirley Goss. Educational and supportive programs are offered. For more information, call 672-1031.

Parkinson Support Group

Flex & Tone is held every Tuesday and Thursday, 11-

Free Exercise Programs

11:45 in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. These are chair exercises using exercise balls, dowels and hand weights. Come on, join us, and get fit. Exercises are led by an RN with blood pressure assessments available. Walk-Exercise your way to fitness is an Video exercise available at First United Methodist Church. It is offered every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 3 pm, and every Wednesday at 2 pm. This group meets for 45 minutes in the Fellowship Hall. It consists of low impact aerobic exercises and is facilitated by Shirley Goss, Wesley Nurse. Blood pressure assessments are available at each class. Come and have great fun and socialization along with gaining fitness.

Master Gardeners

Odd Fellows Raffle

N-S registration

Head Start

Violence shelter
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Gonzales Master Gardeners are pleased to announce their third free public education class. Do you want to know more about Fall Vegetable Gardening? Then our seminar on Aug. 30 is for you, and its free. On Thursday Aug. 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, Liz Palfini will be speaking about Fall Vegetable Gardening. Lis is an avid gardener and well understands our local challenges when it comes to vegetable gardening. Liz is an entertaining speaker and an endless source of useful information on growing vegetables. So come along to City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and enjoy a fascinating talk that will help improve your gardening skills. Door prizes include a free soil test for your garden and many other gifts. For more information contact Carol Bond at 210-216-1713.

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Lainey and Coby Witzkoske discovering the hat boxes Submitted by My momma and all her grandbabies on her birthday Rachael Ortega Serna. MiMi, Candice Witzkoske Submitted by Amanda White

Brandon Harvey, age 5, is Having fun trying to see whos tongue is longer!! with Brittany Harkey. Submitted by Brandi Vinklarek

Celebrating his 5th birthday! Brandon Sirildo & (Daddy & little bro Thomas in the background) Submitted by Carolyn Chavarria Sirildo

Celebrating our 13th anniversary Aug. 14th still very much in love! with Laticia Coulter Musick Submitted by Keith Musick

Ok, here they are helping to unpack the boxes.... from right to left thats Jude the Dude Robert Melton and Annie Grampys my favorite Lyn Melton Submitted by Randy Melton

Hayden with our pound puppies. Submitted by Ronald Oswalt

The Gonzales Cannon office decor is now complete. SUPER thanks to former Cost resident Tisha Daniels Journie Matias ready for the beach trip to Port Colt ending his first t-ball season!! Submitted by Arnold (now of Houston), who mailed this Houston DAnna Culak Robinson Aransas Submitted by Debbie Toliver Texans banner to general manager Dave Mundy!

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Collard (Alfred) of Houston; and brother in law, Malcolm Gescheidle of Gonzales and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 21 at Seydler Hill Funeral Home and funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 22, at the First Lutheran Church. Interment followed at the Woodmen of the World Cemetery in Gonzales. Pallbearers included Paul Gescheidle, James Gorden, Dale Stobaugh, Elgin Heinemeyer, Jarrid Boehm and John Goetz. Honorary pallbearers included George Ray Gescheidle and Larry Reynolds. Memorial gifts may be made to First Lutheran Church, Gonzales or the charity of your choice. Arrangements under the care and direction of SeydlerHill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 830672-3232.

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Lillian Gescheidle,

Lillian Anna Gescheidle, 91 of Denton, went home to her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on August 18. She was an 85year resident of Gonzales before going to Denton to live with her daughter and family. She was born March 25, 1921 in the Diamond Grove Community outside Gonzales to Paul C. Knetig and Martha Friedrich Knetig. She attended Diamond Grove school and Gonzales High School. She received a business certificate from a correspondence business school and worked in the County Clerks office in the Gonzales Courthouse until her marriage in 1946. Lillian married Ray C. Gescheidle on November 3, 1946. They had two children, Martha and Allen. Ray passed away in September 1972 and Lillian continued to live on the family farm until she was 80 years old. Lillian was a lifetime member of First Lutheran Church of Gonzales and a member of the Morning Circle at FLC. She was a kind and loving person who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was known for extraordinary baking skills and often provided the rolls, coffeecakes and kolaches for many occasions. She was a 4-H leader for cooking and sewing while her children were active in 4-H. Upon moving to Denton, she attended First Presbyterian Church,Womens Circle and Bible Study with her daughter, Martha. She had the pleasure of enjoying the arrival of five great grandchildren born to granddaughter Kristin and husband Eric Trumbauer. She is survived by daughter, Martha and husband Danny Wall; and granddaughters Juliane of Denton and Kristin and husband Eric Trumbauer; and five great grandchildren, Gemma, Zara, Isla, Quinna and Ross of Celina; her son, Allen and wife Brenda of Seguin; along with grandson, Paul and girlfriend Cheryl Sclafani of San Antonio. Her sister is Milda Gorden of Gonzales; sister in law, Mildred



beloved extended family including maternal grandparents, Robert and Lela Dyson; paternal grandparents, Hijinio and Senaida Orona; uncles, Mike (Dara) Dyson, Albert (Coty) Orona and Richard (Georgianna) Orona; and cousins, Aubrey and Wade Dyson and Cecilia Orona. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 23 at Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 24, at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Glen Howe will officiate. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery in Geronimo. Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Brumley, Mike Dyson, Robert Dyson, Albert Orona, Richard Orona, and Preston Tatum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Courtneys name to: The Masters School of San Marcos, P.O. Box 707 San Marcos, Texas, 78667. Please go to the website at www.zoellerfuneralhm for more details. Joe F. Aleman, Jr., 59 of Victoria, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012. Joe was born October 30, 1952 to Jose G. and Petra F. Aleman in Nixon, Texas. Joe was a very kind, sincere and wonderful man. He touched the hearts of many. He held no grudge toward anyone. He was also a generous and patient man. He loved to go fishing and ride his motorcycle, but most of all he loved his children dearly. He was employed with Stryker Energy, and they were his oilfield family. He had many friends with the oilfield, and for that he was blessed. He traveled a lot through his work which led him to Montana where he married Adilia G. Aleman of Victoria on July 31, 2002. They then moved back to Victoria and remarried on February 28, 2003 at our Lady of Victory Church where he was also a member. He lovingly leaves behind his devoted wife, Adilia G. Aleman of Victoria; two sons: John Aleman of Victoria, Cody Aleman of Lakeville, Minnesota; four daughters: Kelly Aleman Thompson and husband Joey Thompson of San Antonio, Casey Aleman of Lakeville, Minnesota, Darlene Fraustio and Tessa Hammond of Victoria; sister, Julia Aleman of Houston; and brother, George Aleman of Seguin whom he loved very


much. He had four handsome grandsons: Nathan Thompson, Cody Joe Aleman, Anthony and Jamin Bloodsaw; one beautiful granddaughter, Shelita Franklin; and one very special great-nephew and little buddy Santos Valdez, Jr. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, and his entire oilfield family near and far, for there are many. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Juan Aleman. Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 from 5:00 PM 8:00 PM at Finch Funeral Chapel, 308 E. Third Street, in Nixon with a Rosary recited at 6:30 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Aug. 24, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Philips Catholic Church in Smiley with burial to follow at the Latin American Cemetery in Smiley alongside his family. Pallbearers: Johnny Hernandez, Graciano L. Fraustio, Robert King, Ross Paniagua, Richard Mata, and Charles Aleman. *His favorite quote was Itll be fine.* Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, of Nixon (830) 582-1521. Elise P. Smith, age 90, of Smiley, died August 16, 2012 in Gonzales. She was born on August 13, 1922 in Sample, Texas, and was a longtime member of the Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. Elise was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Edna (Sample) Piland; her husband, William Morgan Smith on December 25, 2008; and her sister, Willeen Bundick. She is survived by her daughter, Sheila Apisa and husband, William, of Oahu, Hawaii; a grandson, William Tai Apisa and wife Christina of Wilmington, N.C.; four great-grandchildren: Tai Apisa, Koa Apisa, Tui Apisa, Manu Apisa, all of Wilmington, N.C.; and two nephews: Tom Bundick and Morris Bundick of San Antonio; as well as many friends. Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, from 5:00 PM 8:00 PM at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, Aug. 20, at 10:00 A.M. at Finch Chapel with the Rev. Harlene Sadler officiating. Interment will follow at the Bundick Cemetery near Smiley. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smiley United Methodist Church or the charity of ones choice. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, of Nixon (830) 582-1521.

Hill opens defense of Experts crown

Brett Hill of Caraway Ford was the Gonzales Cannon Pick Em Contest winner for the 2011 season, and this week opens defense of his title. Our annual Beat the Experts football contest begins in todays paper on Page C7. He amassed a 133-32 record, eight better than Andrew Rodriguez, manager of Sleep Inn, who was 12540. Stan Ledbetter of Ledbetters Cleaners and Cannon news editor Cedric Iglehart tied for third with identical records of 124-41. Hill said it is all about fun when playing in the contest, where each week contestants are asked to pick the winners from a list of 15 football games. I think it is a neat thing to compete in, he said. It is fun to pick games with others in the contest. It is fun to compete with the all of the local businesses and see who comes out on

Brett Hill
top. Hill said he had a rough time in Week One and made his picks based on what he read in Dave Campbells Texas Football publication. You make your picks in the first week on what the teams having coming back this year, he said. After that, you look at who played who and the scores of those games. I do tend to do a lot of research before I make my picks.

GHS cheerleaders host clinic Aug. 25

The Gonzales High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a Cheer Clinic on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 9:0012:00 at the Gonzales High School Special Events Center (New Gym). The clinic is open to anyone from 3 years old and potty trained to 6th grade. Registration cost is $25.00 and will include a snack as well as a tee shirt. On Friday, August 31, 2012, please have your child at the North end of the football stadium at 6:45 p.m.; they will perform the Hello Yell at the beginning of the game (7:00 p.m.). Please pick your child up after they perform at the North gate, so that can sit with you during the game. Please bring your child back to the North end 5 minutes before the half-time show, so they can perform again. The girls will be going on the field with the cheerleaders just before the band marches. When the performance is over, the girls will be held inside the gates of the inner


Courtney Orona, 1996-2012

Our beautiful Courtney Ashlyn Orona was granted her angel wings on August 18. She was born in New Braunfels on December 17, 1996. Her love, laughter, and passion for life touched all who met her throughout her short, but memorable life. She never met a stranger, loved people, and was blessed with her fathers gift of gab. Courtney loved all animals great and small, continually bringing home any stray in need. Courtney was a sophomore-to-be at Waelder High School who excelled academically and participated in volleyball, basketball, track, and Waelder 4-H. She enjoyed playing the French horn, earning several Concert Regional Band awards. She worshiped at Waelder Methodist Church, and loved reading the epistle on Sundays. Courtney enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Courtney is survived by her loving parents, Rudy and Deanna Orona of Waelder; and two much admired and loved brothers, Cody Orona of Kings Point, New York and Clay Orona of Waelder. She is also survived by a


field until you, the parent, come to pick up your child. Please come and get your child immediately after the performance so that we can be off the field in a timely manner. All children will need to wear their clinic Tshirt, black shorts/pants or skirt, white socks, and tennis shoes to the performance. Please fill out the attached information sheet and submit the form and money to Michele Dolezal at the Gonzales High School office from August 20th to August 24th between 8:00-4:00 daily, so we can register your child for the cheer clinic or mail the forms to 1801 North Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas 78629. NO LATE APPLICANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER AUGUST 25TH. Please do not ask us to make exceptions. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Dolezal at 830-857-1771 or Lena H. Hernandez at 830203-0255.

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Veterans Memorial donation

The First Shot Cook-Off Committee donated $1500 to the Gonzales County Veterans Memorial Fund. Larry Mercer represented the Veterans Memorial and the First Shot Committee Members were Bob Day, Sissy Mills, Bitsy Johnson, Linda Menking, Joe Kotwig and Shirley Breitschopf. (Courtesy photo)

Firemen fill the boot for MDA

The Gonzales Fire Department had an excellent Weekend Fill the Boot campaign benefiting the South Texas Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). During their street-side collection campaign, Gonzales Fire Fighters collected an amazing $2,828.39 in three days (August 16-18) to assist those affected by muscular dystrophy. To date, Fire Fighters are the single-largest contributor to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, donating an incredible $26.9 million last year. Proceeds raised during the campaign will support MDA services and research programs, including MDAs outpatient clinics for people with one of the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases at UT Medicine. The Gonzales Fire Fighters wish to sincerely thank the citizens and visitors of Gon-

zales, who graciously donated their money for this most worthy cause. For more information on the South Texas Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, call 210-650-3181, send an e-mail to, or visit For more information about the Gonzales Fire Department, call 830-672-6467 or visit www.cityofgonzales. org/FireDepartment.
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A Gonzales native has used the notion of a passing fancy and now has hopes of transforming it into a thriving business. Liz Blackwell is the owner of Indies Southern Style, a clothing retail outlet located at 219 St. Lawrence in Gonzales. The name of the store came from my youngest daughter, Blackwell explained. Her name is LynThe Gonzales Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on Tuesday for Indies Southern die and when she was born Style. The clothing retail outlet is located at 219 St. Lawrence. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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my oldest daughter Maddie was only two, but she couldnt say her Ls so she called her Indie. Thats why the name is special. The idea behind Indies Southern Style is to serve as the premier place in town to acquire quality merchandise at affordable prices. This is what I consider a middle market store, said Blackwell. Our prices range from $10 to $80 and I have a pretty wide range of womens clothing. I work in an office here INDIES, Page B3

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Thursday with an energy job fair at San Antonios Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and concludes Friday with a day-long economic development summit at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. Thursdays job fair opens to the public at 10:30 a.m. and offers attendees a comprehensive look at the broad spectrum of

employment opportunities in natural gas and oil development available in South Texas. In 2011 alone, the Eagle Ford Shale supported 47,000 jobs, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio, and will support nearly 117,000 jobs over the next ten years. Early admission will be granted to veterans and active-duty

military personnel beginning at 9:30 a.m., as the fair calls special attention to initiatives geared toward connecting veterans with energy jobs on the home front. Texas is the number-one natural gas-producing state in the country and home to the most activeduty military personnel putting the Lone Star state at the forefront ENERGY, Page B3

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in town so I know how challenging it is to find work-appropriate clothing thats affordable. That was my main mission, I wanted to be able to offer versatile and affordable clothing to the women of Gonzales. Something that can be worn from the office to the football game. However, the stores inventory doesnt just cater to women. Indies also offers industrialstyle clothing. We have a bunch of farmers and ranchers in the area, so I have a variety of Wrangler jeans and work shirts, Blackwell said. Wrangler is a high-quality brand thats known nationwide and we can get any kind of jeans that they make. Blackwell said she also carries childrens jeans beginning at size 1T, plus sizes for women, and she has full line of FR (fireresistant) shirts and jeans. Were trying to be able to tap into the oilfield boom thats going on, she said. There hasnt been a place in town for those guys to get the flame resistant clothing that they are required to wear to go on the job sites. Blackwell, who works full time at DuBose Insurance, said she didnt initially set out to become a full-blown entrepreneur. The seeds for her store were first planted last summer when she got a booth at the Main Street Summer Concert Series. I just started with some wholesale dresses that I customized in ladies and children, Blackwell said. I was very successful with my vision. I really enjoyed it and I got so many compliments on the things I produced. I decided to go a little more mainstream, tap into some markets that hadnt been hit and in April I started to put my idea in action. The idea came as a surprise to Blackwell herself, who had never before had any interest in fashion design. I was pregnant with my youngest and our house was under construction so since I couldnt nest I learned how to sew, she said. My mom has sewn my entire life and she used to let me pick patterns for dresses that I wanted her to make. Thats how the whole fashion thing got started for me. It spawned from sewing baby blankets and burp rags to customizing clothes then on to opening a store. When it came time to find a location, Blackwell didnt have to look very hard. Indies Southern Style is housed in the building that includes the popular T-shirt shop Hoopla and Merle Norman Cosmetics, businesses run by her mother. My mother was very, very generous in letting me join her, Blackwell said. She opened her beauty salon 41 years ago in this building so it has a lot of meaning to me. Mom started her salon from scratch in this very spot and now I get to pursue my dream of having my own store in the same place. Blackwells mother, Dardenella Davis, said the location has always been a family-oriented business spot. Its evolved from the little beauty shop that it once was to what you see today, said Davis. Blackwell, who is married to Dakota Blackwell, said because of the close proximity and related nature of all of the businesses on the premises, the location effectively serves as a one-stop shop spot. Thats the nice thing about us being here together, she said. If an oilfield worker is dropping off cleaning at Victory Cleaners they can purchase an FR shirt from me and Mom

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ter Street (US 183 Bypass). They offer a selection of breakfast tacos, breakfast plates, wings and lunch tacos and are open Sunday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m., 24 hours on Friday and Saturday and they have a drive-thru. As of Monday, Aug. 27 everyone will be back in school, so watch out for all the kids in the school zones and remember to leave the cell phones alone while driving through. The chamber board will meet on Wednesday. Three and One-half Amigos will be at the J. B. Wells Park Thursday through Sunday.

can put the company logo on it for him. By having a cleaners next door, its really helps because we all can feed off of each other. Although Blackwell has no plans to leave her day job, she is just wanting to see that the business gets off the ground with a solid start. I have some intelligent and hard working employees that I can trust, she said. Opening a business that I am not able to be at all day, I really had to have a good team on board. I couldnt be happier with my choice. Eventually I would love to see us outgrow this building and have to move to a larger location. Im willing to take this wherever God leads me. All of the bankers have told us that well be lucky to break even in our first year, so thats our first goal. Im really trying to stay focused and not get in over my head. Indies Southern Style is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Store employees include Carli Weber, Angie Boothe and Mona Lassig.

of the move to transition Americas heroes to life in private sector energy jobs. The Eagle Ford Shale may be one of the largest natural gas and oil formations in U.S. history, said Adrian Acevedo, Texas State Lead for Americas Natural Gas Alliance. This conference is just one example of the natural gas communitys commitment to developing these abundant resources safely and responsibly, and to working with South Texas communities to ensure they can maximize the significant revenue and job opportunities for future generations. The economic development summit will focus on the nexus between Texas energy marketplace, jobs, local growth opportunities and the environment. The conference features a key-

note address from San An- energy production cannot tonio Mayor Julin Castro be understated, said San who, along with key legis- Antonio Councilman Ray lators, policymakers, and Lopez of District 6. Enerbusiness, academic, and in- gy development across the dustry leaders, will discuss Eagle Ford is providing lifethe local and economic changing economic opporimpacts of Eagle Ford Shale tunities, revitalizing whole development, as well as the communities across South states economic competi- Texas. tiveness and workforce deCommunity partners velopment efforts. include: Texas Veterans Among the officials Leadership Program, City slated to speak Friday are of San Antonio, SER Jobs Texas State Senator Carlos for Progress, Alamo Area Indies Southern Style is open for business in downtown Gonzales. The new Uresti; Chairmen Jim Kef- Council of Governments clothing outlet is owned by the Blackwell family, which includes (from left) Dafer and Allan Ritter, Texas (ACOG), and Workforce kota, Lyndie, Maddie and Liz. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) House of Representatives; Solutions. Hon. Tracy King and Hon. Rafael Anchia, Texas House of Representatives; and Commissioner Rolando Gonzales Livestock gust 20, 2012, Volume, 773. Packer Cows: higher dressing weeks market. The last 3 weeks Steers: 200-300 lbs, $195 to utility & cutter cows, $75-$88; have seen little change in these Pablos, Texas Public Utili- Market Report $205 to $235; 300-400 lbs., $157 lower dressing utility & cutter markets. The Gonzales Livestock Marties Commission. Texas to $167 to $205; 400-500 lbs, cows, $63-$75; light weight The calf market was stronger ket Report for Saturday, August Railroad Commissioner $146 to $156 to $193; 500-600 canner cows, $53-$63. than last weeks market. Real 18, 2012 had on hand: 732 cattle. David Porter will offer closPacker Bulls: heavyweight improvement was noted in Compared to our last sale: lbs, $127 to $137 to $160; 600700 lbs, $112 to $122 to $144; bulls, $97-$103.50; utility & cut- the lower grades along with a ing remarks. Calves and yearlings sold steady. 700-800 lbs, $105 to $115 to ter bulls, $88-$97; lightweight general $2-$3/cwt better prices The incredible opportu- Packer cows sold steady. $125. canner bulls, $78-$88. in all the other classes. Some Stocker-feeder steers: Menities made available by the Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $137 to Stocker and Feeder Calves heifers under 450 lbs look 4-5 dium and large frame No. 1: 150recent boom in domestic 300 lbs., $210-$280; 300-400 lbs, $147 to $187; 300-400 lbs, $136 and Yearlings: Steer & Bull dollars per cwt higher. Heavy

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to $146 to $183; 400-500 lbs, $127 to $137 to $173; 500-600 lbs, $120 to $130 to $145; 600700 lbs, $111 to $121 to $145; 700-800 lbs, $104 to $114 to $118. Slaughter cows: $65 to $85; Slaughter bulls: $87 to $100; Stocker cows: $800 to $1,400; Pairs, $1,050 to $1,400. Notices: We will be closed on September 3, 2012 for Labor Day.

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The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on August 14, 2012, 1,211; Week ago, 1,109; Year ago, 2,789. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings were stronger in all areas. Heavier weights 550 lbs and up sold $2 to $3 higher. Lighter weights were $3 to $5 higher. Demand very good on all classes. Packer cows and bulls sold fully steady on approx.. 160 hd. Total.

Calves: under 200; $210-$275; 200-300 lbs, $190-$230; 300400 lbs, $180-$220; 400-500 lbs, $148-$192.50; 500-600lbs, $128-$158; 600-700 lbs, $120$140; 700-800 lbs, $118-$130. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $200-$270; 200-300 lbs, $165$215; 300-400 lbs, $148-$182; 400-500 lbs, $132-$166; 500600 lbs, $124-$152; 600-700 lbs, $117-$130; 700-800 lbs, $105-$121. Stocker Cows: Good Stocker Cows and Heifers, $1,000$1,275; Medium Stocker Cows and Heifers, $775-$1,000; Good Cow and Calf Pairs, $1,275$1,650; Medium Cow and Calf Pairs, $1,000-$1,275. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336.

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weight steers and heifers were a solid 2-3 dollars higher. Not many light cattle but a good healthy market for all classes of calves. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $85$95; lower grades, $82-$88. Packer cows: breakers, $65$74.50; boning, $68-$78.50; canners & cutters, $68-$89; light & weak, $40-$70. Palpated dry Cows: None Pairs: None. Steer and bull calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs. none; 250-300 lbs, $186$222.50; 300-350 lbs, $193$215; 350-400 lbs, $171-$198; 400-450 lbs, $151-$173; 450500 lbs, $148-$168; 500-600 lbs, $145-$157; 600-700 lbs, $131-$140; 700-800 lbs, $123$133. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $119$133. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs, $175-$191; 250-300 lbs, none; 300-350 lbs, $165-$171; 350-400 lbs, $152$168; 400-450 lbs, $144-$159; 450-500 lbs, $140-$158; 500600 lbs, $131-$149; 600-700 lbs., $124-$140.50; over 700 lbs, $117-$121.

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Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32848 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Stanchos Unit A Well No.: 3 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.5 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: J. Hall, A-217 Acres: 666.46 zales Survey Name: G. Blair, A-4 Acres: 490.19 API No.: 42-177-32639 Classification: Fld. Dev and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 17H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,750 feet Direction and Miles: 0.1 mile SE. of Sample Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Acres: 640 API No.: 42-177-32656 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Verlander Unit Well No.: 12H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 976.83


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Cannon reader Denise Murphy was happy to share this magnificent aerial view of her familys property, which now houses the Reid Well in Gonzales County. (Photo courtesy Eye from the Sky Aerial Photography in Shiner, 361-772-8768, Texas Railroad Com- 7.8 miles NE. of York- Oil EF LLC Dev. and Horizontal mission town Lease Name: Anne FriOperator: EOG ReGonzales County Oil: 26 ar Thomas sources Inc. DeWitt County MCF: 3,676 Well No.: 4H Lease Name: Smith API No.: 42-177-32657 Choke Size: 12/64 of Field Name: Eagleville Unit Classification: Fld. API No.: 42-123-32590 an inch (Eagle Ford-2) Well No.: 1H Dev. and Horizontal Classification: Fld. Tubing Pressure: 5,510 Survey Name: J. McField Name: Eagleville Operator: Penn VirDev. and Horizontal Shut In Well Pressure: Coy Jr., A-30 (Eagle Ford-1) ginia Oil and Gas LP Operator: Pioneer 8,015 Direction and Miles: Survey Name: T.G. Lease Name: Kusak Natural Res. USA Inc. Total Depth: 17,912 8.3 miles SW. of Yoakum Weeks, A-476 Unit Lease Name: Pedraza feet Oil: 402 Direction and Miles: Well No.: 1H 01 Perforations: 13,920MCF: 2,295 6.2 miles SW. of Smiley Field Name: Eagleville Well No.: 01H 17,912 feet Choke Size: 12/64 of Oil: 1,077 (Eagle Ford-1) Field Name: DeWitt an inch MCF: 360 Total Depth: 14,000 API No.: 42-123-32777 Flowing: Yes Choke Size: 26/64 of feet Recent oil and gas (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: J. ForClassification: Fld. Tubing Pressure: 5,800 an inch Direction and Miles: completions accordDev. and Horizontal Total Depth: 17,990 Flowing: Yes 11.95 miles NE. of Gon- ing to reports from the ster, A-176 Direction and Miles: Operator: Marathon feet Tubing Pressure: 1,111 Perforations: 13,513Total Depth: 14,873 17,883 feet feet Plug Back Depth: Gonzales County 14,782 feet ning in the region. The three counties mates provided by the Baker Hughes Cannon News Services Perforations: 9,890leading development are Karnes with Rig Count and/or Smith Service Cos API No.: 42-177-32284 14,782 feet 36 rigs, La Salle with 32 and McMul- (Schlumberger) Smith Rig Count. Classification: Fld. The Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig len with 30. Dimmit (27), DeWitt A San Antonio news outlet stirred count fell three rigs to 268 this past (22), Webb (21), Gonzales (17), Frio the pot this week when the organizaweek. (12), Atascosa (11), and Live Oak (10) tion reported that oil companies are The number of natural gas rigs run- round out the top Eagle Ford coun- threatening counties with lawsuits if ning jumped up to 65 this week from ties. they go forward with access and im59 last week. McMullen County (10) The Eagle Ford Shale Rig Count is pact fees. The Texas Oil & Gas Associrejoined the ranks of Karnes (13) and an index of the total number of oil ation responded quickly to the report Webb (12) counties this week to be & gas drilling rigs running across a stating the organization had made no only areas with 10 or more gas rigs 30 county area in South Texas. The threats to sue any county in South running. There are 200 oil rigs work- South Texas rigs referred to in this Texas in regard to transportation fees. ing. As you can tell, most of those rigs article are for ALL drilling reported As roads deteriorate, well see both simply shifted from oil to gas. We also by SmithBits and not solely wells tar- oil companies and local constituents have one disposal well being drilled geting the Eagle Ford formation. All lobbying the state legislature to share in Leon County. land rigs and onshore rig data shown oil and gas revenues more liberally There are 250 horizontal rigs run- here are based upon industry esti- with areas of development.

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Eagle Ford rig count falls slightly

Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds August 1-31 Cardenas, Rachel Ann and Pena, Mary Ellen to Macareno, Jose Enrique Acosta and Arrellano, Rufina Sarabia, w/d, Lt. 8, Blk. 29, Nixon. Collins, Joan E. to Tuch, Michael and Schmidt, H.C., w/d, 33.039 Acres, R M Green A-227 & James Thompson A-72 Svys. DSG Investments, Ltd. to Stamport, Shawn David and Stamport, Heather Lynette, w/d, Lt. 13, Creekwood Subdvn, J M Salinas Svy, A-59. Pleshakov, Cecilia to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 40.00 Acres, Thomas Jackson Svy, A-30. Henderson, Irene to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 165.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson Svy, A-426. Henderson, Irene to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Debord, William to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 40.00 Acres, Thomas Jackson Svy, A-30. Debord, Aaron to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 40.00 Acres, Thomas Jackson Svy, A-30. Ford, Roi to EOG Resources, Inc.,

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o/l, 50.00 Acres, Thomas Jackson Svy, A-177. Lawrence, Shirley A. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Green, Ronald to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Edwards, Wanda Yvonne to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Sage Capital Bank, N.A. to Welch, Sharon J., w/d, 0.319 of an Acre (Pt. lts. 4-5, blk. 48) Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Hill, Dan J. and Hill, Jane B. to Hills Double T Ranch, LP, w/d, 688.907 Acres, Isaac Bradley A-99, Adam Zumwalt A-501 & Bethel Norris A-49 Svys. Collins, Danny Phil and Collins, Kathelean to Conner, Douglas J. and Conner, Retia, w/d, 7.89 Acres, elisa DeWitt Svy, A-13. Marcak, Andrew W. and Marcak, Therese L. to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources LLC, o/l, 6.0 AC J A Hueser A-245. Gordon, Mark to Southern Bay Energy, LLC, o/l, 50.0 Ac C Williams A-80 (Gonzales) A-109 (Fayette). Daughtery, Daryl Wayne to South-

ern Bay Energy, LLC, o/l, 72.9 AC P Hope A-252. Gonzales Rental Properties, LLC to Grim, Paul and Russell, Mary, w/d, Pt. Lt. 5 blk. 4 Badger Addn, Town of Gonzales. Gonzales Rental Properties, LLC to Grim, Paul and Russell, Mary, w/d, 0.64 Ac Pt. Lt 2 RG 1 East of Water St., Orig. Outer Town of Gonzales. Garcia, Adell to Cantu, Virginia, w/d, Pt. Lt. 1, Blk. 6, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Cantu, Virginia, Cantu, Lisa and Cantu, Henry to Williams, Verle D., w/d, Pt. Lt. 1, Blk. 6, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. McRae Energy Corporation to 3-C Real Property Holdings, LLC, w/d, 0.310 of an Acre. (Pt. Lt. 3, blk. 28) Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Bruns, Louis N. and Bruns, Ruth Darlene to E-3 Land, Ltd., w/d, Int. in 143.00 Acres, William Newman Svy, A-362. Bruns, Harold E. and Bruns, Billie to E-3 Land, Ltd., w/d, Int. in 187.00 Acres, Samuel M Gates Svy, A-228. Brzozowski, Kenneth and Brzozowski, Laverne to K&L Oil, LLC, o/l, 80.00 Acres, Gonzales County Schl Land Svy, A-230.




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TBS in Gonzales, TX accepting resumes for 3/4 time admin. position w/FT possible. Job requires excellent organization, attention to detail, and ability to work independently in a fast-paced, high volume office. Proficiency with MS Office Suite and superior phone skills a must. Knowledge of insurance and benefit programs desired. Please fax resume to (830) 672-0018. No walkins or phone calls, please. -------------------------Help Wanted: (2 Positions) Office help needed w/ computer skills, full-time. Shop/outside help needed. Full-time, Mon.-Fri, mature, drivers license a must. Apply in person at Capitol Monument, 5233 US 183N, Gonzales. -------------------------Full-Time position requiring a self-motivated person with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, good people skills, a high-school diploma ( or equivalent), and a clean driving record. Apply in person, with a copy of your resume, at NAPA - Kesslers Auto Supply, 717 St. Joseph, Gonzales. Ask for Crystal.

TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR FLUX-CORE WELDERS Pass all Pre-Employment Testing including a Welding Test. Please apply in person at Gonzales Manufacturing Company, 2900 Johnson Street, Gonzales, TX. Gonzales Manufacturing offers an excellent benefit package, Paid Holidays, Bonus Programs, Paid Vacation, Medical, Dental and 401K Retirement Program. -------------------------Immediate Opening Accounting Clerk Must be computer literate & have ability to Multi-Task. Benefits include: Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins., Dental, Vision, 401K Retirement. Apply in person at: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., 1680 CR431, Waelder, TX 78959 or fax or email resume with references to: Fax (830) 540-4284; email: lwbaker@ No Phone Calls. -------------------------Looking for a fresh start in life? Christian Womens Job Corps of Gonzales County offers free job/life/computer

skills for women. Call Sherry Poe at 830-672-6180 or 830-857-4960 for more information about fall semester. -------------------------Part-time position available for Janitor/Floor Technician. Experience Required. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------Positions available for Certified Nurses Aides on Memory Care Unit. Special Skills required. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------OakCreek Nursing & Rehab in Luling is currently accepting applications for the following positions, full time C.N.A.s, weekend RN and PRN L.V.N. Please apply in person at 1105 N. Magnolia, Luling, TX 78648. -------------------------Full-time positions available for Licensed Vocational Nurses and Certified Nurse Aides. Please apply at The Heights of Gonzales, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, Texas.
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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.


about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------For Sale: Scentsy Warmer (Fire Department), never been opened or used. $35. 3 Leather scents, $5.00 each. Dell Keyboard and Mouse. $10.00 set. 830-305-2521. -------------------------3 cement steps set, 48x21. Like new. Asking $125. 4 cement steps set, 48x28, asking $75. Trampoline, used, good condition, leg base, has no rust, springs in good condition. Tarp in good condition. No safety cage. Asking $60. You haul any items. 830-5404277. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Chronic Illness, Medical Bills. Everything reasonably priced. Long list. Must sell by MidSept. or End. Plan to move away soon. Gonzales, 830-2038529, M-F. -------------------------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. -------------------------Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Gasoline operated Hedger, $125; 5 HP Tiller, $200. Both in excellent condition. 361-208-3565. -------------------------Craftsman Riding Mower. 30 Mower/ Mulcher. 13.5 HP Model 536.270300. Purchased April 2011..used 6 times. Exc. Condition. $600.00. 830-5600238. -------------------------Electric Hospital bed, $150. 5821120. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078.




WANTED: Bobtail Truck Driver Day & Night Positions Available Requirements: Class A CDL with HazMat/Tanker Endorsements Must be at least 25 years of age Insurance, 401K and vacation included Applications available at: Schmidt & Sons, Inc. 2510 Church St. Gonzales, Texas 78629 (830) 672-2018 John Clark @ ext. 112


Garage Sale. 1317 Donovan, Gonzales. Saturday, August 25, 7-? Clothes, (Boys, Girls, Toddlers), lots of toys (Infant to Toddlers), Knick-Knacks & Mens Clothes.

Gonzales Public library

Part-time position, 19 hours a week, must be flexible for scheduling and able to work Saturday mornings. Basic computer and good public relation skills a must. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System a plus. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested parties to apply. Applications are available at the citys website, Please complete an application and take to City Hall or mail to: City Hall City of Gonzales Attn: Payroll Dept. P.O. Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629

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2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, couch & 2 chairs w/horse head & saddle design on them, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, glider rocker, lamp stand w/drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361594-4307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth






Full-time position Equipment Operator, water distribution, wastewater collection department. This is a skilled service-maintenance position. Work involves maintaining, repairing and installing new water and sewer lines, meters, fire hydrants, pumps and plumbing systems at all city facilities. Perform related duties as required and ability to operate equipment needed to perform these tasks. Class B-CDL required. Must be available for on call duty every fifth week. Starting pay $23,664.00. Benefits for full time employees include health insurance, retirement program and paid leave. Applicant must be able to pass a pre-screen drug test and physical. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested parties to apply. Applications available at the citys website, Please complete an employment application and take to City Hall or mail to: City of Gonzales Attn: Payroll Dept. P.O. Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629 NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

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Utility trailer. All wired for lights. Current tag. $375. 512-917-4078. -------------------------For Sale: Headache Rack, Bumper Hitch, Aluminum Running Boards, 5 office desks, Lift Chair, Antique Bed, Leather Sofa Bed. 1109 FM 532 West, Shiner. 361-596-4403. -------------------------Air Framing Nailer. Contractor Series. $75.00. Call 361-7412604.

$20,988. (830) 3034381. -------------------------2011 Chevy Equinox - Certified - Was $24,388 - Now $21,988. (830) 3034381.


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 JR 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 JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------For Rent to oilfield or pipeline workers 2BR/1BA, CH/A, furnished kitchen in Yoakum. Call 361293-6821. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.

subdivide. For sale or lease. Would make a great oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------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)

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.

info. -------------------------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. -------------------------Travel Trailers for rent. Located at J.B. Wells, Gonzales, Texas. Cheaper than motel. Clean, fully furnished, 32 ft. trailers. $300/ a week. Please call for more info & rates. Pug @ 512-9630000 or Dawn @ 512-508-6221.

Free Kittens. Call 672-7094. -------------------------Puppies Half Lab, Half Pyrenees. Free to good home. 830-2031733 or 830-5404485. -------------------------We stock Sport-

mix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street,



3 mobile homes for rent in Leesville on Hwy. 80. Call 830534-6525. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2bed, 1 bath trailer. New kitchen floor. For more information call Samantha at 830-857-5812.


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)


Willing to do parttime sitting of elderly man or woman after hospital stay or surgery. Take them to local doctors visits, grocery shopping, etc. Call 830-788-7123 for more information. -------------------------Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Repairs, etc. Licensed & Insured. Call 830-437-5747. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5072. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m. -------------------------IM LOOKING FOR WORK Im not hiring. Need a job as a Nurse Aide in hospital, Agency or home. Im a CNA & CPR certified and need work in Medical Center. Fredericksburg area ONLY. Full-time. If you have a relative needing exceptional care in San Antonio, please call and ask for Chell, 830-391-4837. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing,

Large lots, long term rentals, with laundry service available. $280/mo. + utilities, Weekly-$100; Daily-$20. Pool Open. Call Today For Our Long Term Winter Special!

For Sale: Post Oak Firewood - year old - size and quantity to fit your need. Delivery available. Call for prices, 830-5404776 or 830-8573273.


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For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/mo., plus deposit. Call 830857-4458 for information. -------------------------For Rent: 3BR/2Bath, central air/heat, newly remodeled country home at 1714 CR 383 between Gonzales and Moulton. No smoking and no pets in house. $1,000.00/month w/$500.00 deposit. First & last months rent due upfront. References required. Available Sept. 1. 830-2630910. -------------------------House in the country for lease. Large, clean and nice house and nice yard. Lease and deposit required. 361594-3233. -------------------------House for Rent. 3/2, 1,100 + sq. ft. CA/H, remodeled, alarm, furnished, washer/ dryer, fridge included. Flex. lease options. Contact gonzalesrentals@ or call 830-542-9743. -------------------------3BR/2BA Brick house for rent. 1 mile North of Yoakum. AC, washer, dryer. Large access driveway in & out for truck parking for large bobtails. Oak grove, great for BBQs and entertaining. Available Now. Call 361-2936619, leave message. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 830-8575727. -------------------------House for Rent Completely furnished house, 3 or 2 bdrms, one room furnished as office, one full bath, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, washer and dryer, large storage space, yard maintained. No pets. Cable and Wi-Fi. Near County Clerks office. Convenient for two landmen. $1,250 a month plus utilities. Call 830-672-6265 or 830-857-4251. -------------------------For Rent in Luling. 3 bed, 1 bath, Central Air & heat. $850/month, $600/ deposit. 830-8323163. Earl Landry. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. -------------------------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.

RV Sites Available in Nixon. $350/mo. includes utilities. Call 830-857-6921.


Like New. Sleeps 4-6. 979-743-1514 800-369-6888.

3. Dirt Scoop, $130, 16 Grain Auger, new, $175, 72 Grater Blade, $175, 4500 Mahindra Tractor, 42 hp, like new, $8,500. 830-4814707. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------For Sale: 231 Massey Ferguson Tractor. $9,000. 830-437-2358 or 830-857-0800. (0823-12) -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927.


RV For Sale. Older unit. 5th wheel. $2,900. Contact Richard, 830-5566905. -------------------------Ford Motorhome. 44,000 orig. miles. All working. $2,995. 830-857-6565.

For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff. -------------------------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.
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7 pc. dinette, $95; coffee and end table, 475; Rollaway Bed, $35; 37 TV, $15; 2 office receptionist chairs, couch, table, etc. 361-596-4096. -------------------------For Sale: Queensize mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions, $175. Black metal futon with mattress & cover. Like new. $75. 830-540-3382.


Office space for rent. 1,500 sq. ft. Recently remodeled. 314 W. Cone. If interested call 830672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for rent. M1 Ind. Storage 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.

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Office Space or store front, 960 Sq. ft., 1/2 block off square.Kitchenette, 1ba, newly refurbished
For more information, call

Feed Mill - FM 108 S., Gonzales Production

Day & Night Shifts Available

Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days

Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Drug screening as applicable to position.


Human Resources 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas

830-582-1619 for more information. ~ Si Habla Espanol

Between 4-5 Acres for Sale. Doublewide. Excellent condition. Hwy. frontage. 3BR, all electric, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.

12 acres/house/office with Hwy. 80 frontage between Belmont/Nixon near Leesville. Will

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78 Chevy Pickup, $2,500. 830-4814707. -------------------------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. -------------------------Tires for Sale. 4 brand new tires - 255-35ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20 universal rims. $500. 830-8571340. -------------------------2003 Saturn - Great Gas Saver - $6,988. (830)303-4381. -------------------------2011 Chevy HHR - Certified - Was $18,499 - Now $15,991. (830) 3034381. -------------------------2010 Jeep Patriot - only 28K miles. Was $19,999 - Now $17,688. (830) 3034381. -------------------------2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, 42K miles Was $22,899 - Now


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Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 -------------------------Nanny Boer Goats (adults). Pkg. Deal $500.00 (5) or $125 each. 830-5600238. -------------------------Muscovy ducks for sale. $10.00 each. 830-263-2482. (TFN) -------------------------Laying Hens, $10.00. 512-7180482. -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years.

830-540-4430. -------------------------FOR SALE: 4 year old Angus Bull. 830875-2524. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------For Sale: Baby & Young Adult Ducks. Mix Breeds. Cost $3.50-$20.00 each. Call 830-857-6844, ask for Tammy Stephens. -------------------------MINI-DONKEYS. Great pets, loves people. All ages and colors, some cross designs, 36 tall. 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152. -------------------------M I N I - G OAT S . (Dwarf Nigerians)

18 to 24 tall. Good weed eaters. Fun to have around. Beautiful silver and white herd sire. (7 left) 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152.

Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544. -------------------------90x60 lot for sale. For more info, call Jose at (936) 4888115. -------------------------5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from

city limits off 183 S. Call 830-263-4888 for information.

857-1495 -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & repairs. 830-4375747. -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 --------------------------

A/C & Electrical side jobs: New installs, A/C maintenance, Condenser changeouts, Residential & Commercial at affordable prices. Please call David anytime at 830-2631747. -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St.,

Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment. -------------------------Need a monument or marker? Save $$ on monuments, markers. High Quality. Less Cost Monuments & Markers. 1405 Conway St., Gonzales, the IOOF Building. 830-8578070.

WANTED: Acetylene Gas Regulator for welding torch. 4372232.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, single story home in Gonzales. Beautiful wet bar and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. Large pantry utility room. 2 car garage with workshop, nice pool and spa, huge covered porches. All on or nearly 1/2 acre. $249,000. Call 210-844-4963. -------------------------Older couple downsizing 15 acres (10 acres fenced), house, 3/1 1/2, Barn, ponds, trees. Wharton County. $137,000. 979-5333262. -------------------------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. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975.

Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830-

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Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
Brick office bldg, downtown. ............$125,000 3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 22 ACS., home 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000 306 McClure -, pool, guest home.......$465,000 New St. Peter - great location..........$70,000 1618 Home - 3/2,Home and extra lot....$70,000 3BD/2BA, handyman special...............$43,000 473 Crockett Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., Park Place: Exceptional Home .......$335,000. beautiful property..................................$258,000 New: 1720 St. Vincent, ....................$265,000 1602-Water St.-commercial/rental....$150,000 Lot Live Oak......................................$8,000 2342St. Michael, bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 507 FM 108, 3 3 bd., 2 ba................$78,000 792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000 Land 312Acres, Hwy. 90A East...................$115,000 14 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., Sold 1.5 A East, 35 acs., + home...............$369,000 90 acre lot............................................$150,000

Serving Gonzales and Central Texas

Homes Homes/Residential


Modern home on 165-acre ranch located between Gonzales and Shiner on paved road FM 443. Highly improved with scattered oak trees, improved grasses, hay field, cross fencing and stock tank. Recently updated 2,300 square foot home, 3BR, 2BA, two live-in areas. Property includes large hay barn, equipment building shop and cattle pens. Shiner ISD. Possible owner financing available. 361-648-4090 or 361-935-1109.

CDL-A DRIVERS! Texas regional drivers needed. Take home more. Be home more. Dedicated freight and modern equipment. YOU GOT THE DRIVE, we have the direcDallas terminal coming soon. 1-800-392-6109, tion. OTR drivers, APU Equipped, Pre-Pass, EZ-pass, pets/passenger policy. Newer DRIVERS- $2000 SIGN-ON. Excellant equipment. 100% NO touch. 1-800-528-7825 home time, SW regional. Great benefits/ EDUCATION top pay. Minimum 6-months T/T experience and Class CDL-A required. Paid AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become o r i e n t a t i o n / t r a i n i n g . 1 - 8 8 8 - 5 1 8 - 7 0 8 4 ; a n a v i a t i o n m a i n t e n a n c e t e c h . FA A approved training. Financial aid if fied, housing available, job placement DRIVERS CDL-A: Pneumatic Frac sand assistance. Call Aviation Institute of hauls, 2-years tractor trailer or tractor drivMaintenance, 1-877-523-4531 ing school., 1-800ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. 444-4293. EOE. Medical, Business, Criminal Justice, HosDRIVERS-REFRIGERATED & Dry Van pitality. Job placement assistance. Comfreight. Daily or weekly pay. 0.01 raise puter available. Financial aid if qualified. per mile after 6-months. CDL-A, 3-months SCHEV certified. Call 1-888-205-8920, current OTR experience. 1-800-414-9569, CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy equipment DRIVERS- TEAMS AND SOLOS dedicated school. 3-week training program. Backhoes, runs, recession proof freight. Class CDL-A bulldozers, excavators. Local job placeand 1-year experience. Lease purchase ment assistance. VA benets approved. program with down payment assistance. Call twonational certications. 1-866-362-6497 1-866-904-9230, HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY Diploma DRIVERS 100% owner operator company. 4-week program, free brochure and full $2000 sign-on regional and dedicated. Home information. Call now! 1-866-562-3650, weekly, Class CDL-A, 1-year experience in ext. 55. last 3. Call 1-888-377-7537. HIGH SCHOOL Curriculum, grades 9-12, DRIVERS- ONLY 6-MONTHS experience ages 13-18. Call now! 1-800-748-5327, needed. Pets welcome, $250 orientation www.HomeSchoolOfAmerica.NET pay. Up to 38 cpm, O/Os, lease purchase MISCELLANEOUS drivers needed, CDL-A, Regional and OTR. 1-888-476-1514. SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3997.00. Make DRIVERS- SOUTHERN REGIONAL and National runs earn 32-45 per mile. $1200 sign-on bonus. Assigned equipment, pet policy. deBoer Transportation 1-800-8258511; O/Os welcome!

EXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVERS: REAL ESTATE Regional opportunties now open with plenty of freight and great pay. 1-800-277-0212 or $106 MONTH BUYS land for RV, MH or cabin. Gated entry, $690 down, ($6900/10.91%/7yr) 90-days same as cash, OWNER OPERATORS home every other Guaranteed nancing, 1-936-377-3235 night. Dedicated to one customer. 100% fuel surcharge. Lease purchase program ABSOLUTELY THE BEST VIEW Lake with down payment assistance. Class CDL-A Medina/Bandera, 1/4 acre tract, central W/S/E, and one-year experience. 1-866-242-4978. RV, M/H or house OK only $830 down, $235, text GREATWIDE month (12.91%/10yr), Guaranteed nancing, more information call 1-830-460-8354 to 30364 TEXAS RUNS: 4000 a week, 50% drop hook, AFFORDABLE RESORT LIVING on Lake off weekends, paper logs, sign- on bonus, Fork. RV and manufactured housing OK! Guardedicated customers, fuel cards, plates. 1-877- anteed nancing with 10% down. Lots starting 290-9492, as low as $6900, Call Josh, 1-903-878-7265 WEEKEND GETAWAY available on Lake Fork, Lake Livingston or Lake Medina. Rooms fully furnished! Gated community with clubhouse, swimming pool and boat ramps. Call for more information: 1-903-8787265, 1-936-377-3235 or 1-830-460-8354 WEST TEXAS, 200 acres, $395/acre, large canyon runs eastern part of land. Deer, dove, and quail. Owner financed or TX Vet with 5% down. 1-210-7344009. 10.24 ACRES,, Duval County. South Texas brush. Electricity. Deer, hog, turkey. Private locked gate entrance. $1817 down, $357/ month, (11%, 20-years) or TX Vet. Toll-free, 1-866-286-0199. 72.88 ACRES, Sonora/Del Rio. County road. Rugged hunting/recreational property. Whitetail, aoudad, axis, hogs, turkey. $3262/down, $594/ month, (9.9%, 20-years) or TX Vet nancing. 1-800-876-9720.

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11.2 acs., Hwy 90. GastRA CONT Rd.......$5,300/Ac. CONT trees................$87,500 CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H, RACT Shirley Breitschopf 153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 830-857-4142 61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac. 3.94Lynnette Cooper acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. Carol Hardcastle 1 ac. Seydler St...............................$25,000 8.7 acs., city830-857-3517 limits........................$120,000 You can reach our edge of town............. 58 acs., trees, potential, staff by calling: ...................................................$12,000/Ac. Phone: 830-672-2522 Lot - Live Oak..................................$8,000 401 St. George-approx. 3400 sq. ft................. .......................................................$170,000 Shirley Breitschopf Lynnette Cooper Carol Hardcastle - 830-857-3517 HOMES Jymmy K. Davis - 512-921-8877

70 acs., wooded, hills, game, tanks Land ...........................................................$420,000 CT

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vManufactured home in excellent condition, about 1900 sq. ft., Our friendly staff can be reached by: 3bed/2bath, large kitchen, located on 5 acres with many oak trees. County water and GVEC elec. Ready for move in. Fronting Hwy. 304, 2 miles north of Hwy. 90 and about 16 miles from Gonzales. Owner/Agent. Price...........................................................................................$99,500 vGONZALES 3/2 new construction, 707 St. Francis...........$199,500 vGONZALES 3/1, 108 1/2 St. Francis St................................$40,000 vGONZALES 3/2.5, 1714 Gardien St.......REDUCED........$220,000 vGONZALES 1006 Seydler St., 2 bed/2 bath, on 2 acres..........$120,500

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vWAELDER 97.44 acres, 4BR ranch house, great house, oil/gas income, Ranching/Investment.....................................................$750,000 vGONZALES 28 acres, 2 story, 3BR, 2 Bath custom built home..... .................................................................................................$375,000 vWAELDER- 10 acres, has utilities.......................................$65,000 vREDROCK Good homesite, hunting, and investment opportunity. Property includes producing oil well with $24K annual production revenue and Seller will negotiate the sale of mineral rights...........$895,000 vFLATONIA- 2 lots (one corner) 100x125............$11,000 for both vGONZALES Income producing poultry Breeder Farm with 50 ac includes Tyson contract and 1600 sq. ft. home...owner/agent.....$1,100,000 vGONZALES For Lease: 10 to 20 acres, about 5 miles south of Gonzales, just off Hwy. 183.



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Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God

320 St. Andrew

Assemblies of God

Places of Worship
The Cannon
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:2
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
712 Crockett, Luling

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121

1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

First Assembly of God

509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

Church of Christ

Churches of Christ

First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist
403 E North Main, Flatonia

Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship

Hwy. 80 in Leesville

1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple

1906 Hickston, Gonzales 1805 Weimar, Gonzales

New Life Assembly of God

Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)

201 E. Second St. Nixon

Lighthouse Church of Our Lord New Life Temple for Jesus Christ
Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80

Bahai Faith

Bahai Faith Baptist

Church of Christ

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

Harwood Methodist Church

County Baptist Church Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church

Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

St. James Baptist Church

Hwy 80- North of Belmont SE 2nd St. Waelder

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959 First Baptist Church
422 St. Paul, Gonzales 403 N Texas Nixon Hwy 108 N Smiley

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Saint Paul Baptist Church Shiner Baptist Church

Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 672-3407


1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Faith Temple

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Oak Valley Baptist Church Old Moulton Baptist Church
2287 FM 1680, Moulton

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

St. James Catholic Church

417 N. College, Gonzales St. John St. Gonzales


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Church

Waters Fellowship

Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236

Greater Church



Primitive Baptist Church

1121 N. College Gonzales

Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church

207 S. Washington, Nixon

605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

Greater Rising Star Baptist Church

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

First Evangelical Lutheran

1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Bread of Life Ministries

613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church

CR 210 off FM 1116


3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church

4 Miles west of Luling on Hwy. 90 P.O. Box 186, Luling 830-875-5305

St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder

613 Highway 90 East Waelder Hwy 87 Smiley

Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A

Cowboy Church of Gonzales County

J.B. Wells Showbarn El Centro Cristiano Agua Viva of Waelder Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

Presbyterian Church of Gonzales

414 St. Louis, Gonzales

Iglesia Bautista Macedonia

St. Phillip Catholic Church


201 S Congress Nixon

Stratton Primitive Baptist

FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero


Emmanuel Fellowship

Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953

Messianic Judaism

Family Dentistry of Gonzales

Gentle Quality Care

606 St. Louis Gonzales, TX 78629

Office 830-672-8664 Fax 830-672-8665

Logan Insurance Agency


(830) 672-6518 Fax: (830) 672-6368 Cell: (512) 376-0773

Travis Treasner

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms

County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. 830-540-4516.



Sub-Contractor Specializing in Site Work Foundation Pads Road Work Demolition

Stock Tanks-Brush Clearing David Ehrig 830-832-6063

Construction Company

Ilene B. Gohmert
Certified Public Accountant

Office 830-437-2873
Bubba Ehrig 830-832-5094

830-672-5030 830-672-2483 (Fax)

409 St. George St. Gonzales


James Miller 4421 Hwy. 97E, Gonzales


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941 St. Joseph Gonzales, Tx 78629

830-540-4285 830-540-4422

701 North Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX, 78629

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Making a difference one life at a time since 1966 Most insurances accepted, we welcome Medicare - Medicaid. (No one is turned away for inability to pay.) Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8a.m.-5p.m. Tues., 8a.m.-8p.m. Sun. 12p.m.-4p.m. Closed Sat.
228 St. George Street P.O. Box 1890 Gonzales, Texas 78629

Brandi Vinklarek

Dry Fertilizer Custom Application & Soil Testing

Ph. 830.672.6511


520 N. Ave C P.O. Box 64 Shiner, TX 77984 Phone (361) 594-3352 Fax (361) 594-3127 424 St. Peter St. Gonzales, TX 77984 Phone (830 672-3322 Fax (830) 672-9208

Train a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

921 St. Peter St. 830-672-6865


P.O. Box 1826 Gonzales, TX 78629


Morgan Mills 830-857-4086

The Romberg House

Assisted Living Residence

David S. Mobile 830-857-5394 Mike B. Mobile 830-857-3900

Office 830-672-2845 Fax 830-672-6087

Reynas Taco Hut

1801 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX

Melanie Petru-Manager #0300010

210 Qualls Street Gonzales, TX 78629

Next to the Courthouse Annex Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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Soncrest Eggs
925 Saint Andrew Gonzales


506 St. Paul St. Gonzales, TX 78629


(830) 672-6556


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830-857-0488 830-672-1821

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Tony Fitzsimmons, Owner

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Labor Day, Grandparents Day: Lucas-Bryant vows exchanged September is looking busy!
I am grateful to Granella Hendricks for keeping me updated on the activities of the Apache Band Boosters. They will have the concession stand open this Thursday for the scrimmage against Columbus selling chips, sodas and cups of ice, candy and pickles. They need people to help with the concession stand. As always they welcome donations and would like to thank those businesses and people who have already donated. They will also be selling memberships to the band boosters for only $15.00. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles, you all need to support these kids. The first Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday at the Belmont United Methodist Church. The fifth Sunday at BUMC is Celebration/Song Service A delicious breakfast starting 8:15am on every fifth Sunday. Mark your calendar for September 30th. September 3rd is Labor Day. September 9th is Grandparents Day. It would be good if you would at least remember your grandparents with a hug and a hand written card at least. The Belmont Community Center will have their regular club meeting on August 28th, at 2PM at the Belmont Community Center. Oh WOWthis is an important day too-September 15ththis is the third Saturday of September-the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department BBQ and Auctioncheck with Kenneth and Gail Schauer and Bob Kidd on how you can help. Our Volunteer Fire Department is a very important part of our community. It takes money to keep it functioning and up to date. Now lets see, Oh, you need to start checking the Belmont Social Clubs Facebook page more often. Hopefully it will be having more current updates. After September 1st they will be closing both on Sundays and Mondays. That will give those sweet waitresses a little more rest. Remember to circle that date of October 13th for the Leesville Country Fair. Vicki Oncken is calling for sand so I know that means we are going to have games for the kids. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Justin Klosel, Joe Kotwig, Alma Hastings, Paul Villareal, Glenn Malatek, Christian, Diana Garcia, Terry Bowman, Mr. Bill, Michael Barnard, Sergio Domingo Rodriguez, Bill and Marie Lott, Doris Hewell, Sarge Dunkin; Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Velma and Bobby Bullard; Jon Bullard and family; Mildred

The Cannon
in the paper just because you have not called me on the telephone as you have been instructed to do. Now I hear that you have been sassy to my dear friend Kathleen down there on Sarah DeWitt Drive. I am truly glad that you are doing well. Then I heard by the grapevine that Dorothy Cardwell is somewhat under the weather and is being pampered by daughter Ellen Wundt. I think that is rather nice to have one or more of these kids at her beck and call. Mrs. Dorothy is a very beloved lady and always has a very sweet smile for everyone. Mr. Bill Lott is being pampered by another daughter, Sherry and family. I guess he doesnt get to see them as often. Yes, we do appreciate the flashing stop lights on FM 466, but since you have already done the study which shows that the traffic on HWY 80 is up 55% and does warrant those big signs saying INTERSECTION AHEAD then why dont you just go ahead and put them up and quit talking about it. You know if you would have done something besides talking maybe we would not have had all of these fatalities and injuries. Do you realize that there is one person who was injured in one of those accidents that will have to have twenty-four hour care for the rest of their lives? So while you are talking think about that person. They live right here in our community. I treated my old purse so badly that I broke the handles, so I had to get a new one. Dililah has decided she needs to christen it by rubbing on the sides. I am not too happy about that. However, making that clear to Dililah is another story. She does think that cleanliness is next to Godliness. And if you mess up a hair on her back, it has to go back into place immediately! Have a good week, good luck to all of the school kids, teachers, and parents, and God Bless. It sure is a good thing that I love Hugo. He stole my whole package of peanut butter cheese crackers when I was otherwise occupied and carried them across the bed and proceeded to eat them. He wasnt going to share them either. Twerpt was patiently lying down on the bed about a foot away from Hugo. So I had to rescue my crackers so Twerpt and I could have some to eat. Have a good week and God Bless. Jamie Leigh Lucas and Clifford John Bryant were united in marriage on July 7, 2012 at The First United Methodist Church of Gonzales with Reverend Andy Smith officiating. Jamie is the daughter of John & Edith Lucas of Gonzales and Cliff is the son of Donald Bryant of Guthrie, Oklahoma. The altar was flanked by arrangements of yellow & white Glads, Asiatic Lillies, White Deli Star Spider Mums, Mardi Gras Solidago Asters and White Daisies in footed crystal compotes. The family pews were marked with yellow chiffon & white satin bows. Emmitt Currie rang the church bells to begin the ceremony. Christina Menking played Canon in D and Trumpet Voluntary for the seating of the families and bridal procession. Ushers Daniel Seale and Trey Lucas seated Rosaline Neuse and Haroldean Watts, Grandmothers of the bride. Wendy Harms, Sister of the groom was escorted by Donald Bryant. She wore a silk aqua street length dress and a wristlet of vendela white roses and yellow daisies. Edith Lucas, mother of the bride was escorted by John Lucas. She wore a plum floor length gown with a jacket accented with crystals and carried a Tussie Mussie of vendela white roses and yellow daisies bound together with ivory ribbon. John Lucas escorted his daughter down the aisle to the traditional Bridal Chorus. Jamie wore an Alfred Angelo ivory strapless iridescent satin gown accented with a sweetheart neckline and pleated design with crystal beading, sequins, corseted back and a chapel length train. She wore an ivory single layer fingertip veil with an iridescent embroidered edge with crystals and carried a hand tied nosegay of white vendela & yellow high exotic roses bound together with ivory ribbons accented with crystals, along with her grandmother Rosaline Neuses ivory lace handkerchief. She wore her mothers pearl and diamond drop earrings and necklace. The bridesmaids wore charcoal gray chiffon floor length gowns in a design chosen by each. They carried garden style nosegays of yellow exotic and spray roses, mardi gras solidago asters, yellow & white daisies bound together with silver mesh ribbons accented with crystals. The Matron of Honor was Kristie Lucas Seale and the bridesmaids were Krista Boothe Keefe,

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Sandis Country Fried News

Sandi Gandre
ONeal, Doug Walshak, Selma Vickers, Charlie, Landis, Gene Robinson, Keith Glass, Timothy Black, Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Rev A. C. Newman, Aunt Betty Gandre, Linda Nesloney, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Tony Black, Susie Hale, Noreen Soefje, Lanny Baker, Norman Wundt, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Case Martin, Marguerite Williams, Shirley Dozier, Matt McGrew, The family of Bill Muelker; The family of Malcolm DeBerry; The family of Joyce Black; Please pray for rain; For our military and their families; For the victims of the shooting in College Station, and pray extra for the last incident in Afghanistan. I heard that Bill Shrader had a very inspiring message for both Belmont and Monthalia United Methodist Church on Sunday. It seems he almost lost his life and is walking around today praising God just because of a miracle. God kept him around for a reason and he is trying to use his life for Gods purpose. We need some special prayers for Micheal Barnard. He was the truck driver of the big rig that innocently hit the pickup that pulled out in front of him on Hwy 80. He is having trouble with his spinal cord especially right down from his neck. He was driving for JM Oilfield who has a business in our area. They are also concerned about the passenger of the pickup, Sergio Domingo Rodriguez. I dont know his condition, but we might as well say some extra prayers for him as well. We pray for their families too. Congratulations to Kim and Tim Shannon on the birth of their baby boy, Mark Wayne, who weighed in at 7 pounds and 9 ounces. He is being welcomed by his two older brothers, and excited grandparents Mike and Connie Bond. Mamie Nesloney had a rousing birthday party. She celebrated 85 years of living. She was even so spry that she made the beans for the party. Paw Paw Allen, Kathleen Allen, and Sean Allen had a good time meeting kin folks at the party which was held on the Luling Hwy. somewhere between here and there. (now how is that for Texas directions) Stanley Burris you have fooled around and procrastinated and gotten your name

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Molly Lucas, and Michelle Cisneros. The flower girls were Callie Lucas and Anna Seale. They wore matching ivory chiffon and satin dresses accented with embroidery, pearls, and sequins. Callie carried a Tussie Mussie of white vendela roses bound with ivory ribbon. The Best Man was Donald Bryant, Father of the groom. Groomsmen included Iain Bryant, Martin Armstrong, and Josh Lucas. The groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos with gray vests & ties. Cliff wore a black tuxedo with an ivory vest and tie. The ring bearers were Chance Lucas, Stephen and Jonathan Seale. They wore tuxedos like the groomsmen and carried ring bearer pillows. Chance, Stephen, Jonathan, and Callie entered the church as the organist played Jesus Loves Me. Guests were registered by Kristi and Blakely Mercer and Kelly and McKenzie McGuffin. The reception was held immediately following the ceremony in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. Decorations included Boston Ferns, various sizes of vases of Vendela Roses, Yellow Roses, White Roses, Pom Daisies, and Alstomerias arranged on mirror tiles. Duck arrangements were on the cake table and in some of the windows. Guests were served a Bar-B-Q brisket meal from Belmont Social Club. The brides cake was a three tier confection embellished with fresh yellow and white roses and daisies. The grooms cake was a chocolate confection of a red velvet cake of a duck pond. The Candy Table favors from the bride and groom were numerous kinds of yellow, white, and chocolate candies. Guests were served punch from an antique punch bowl belonging to the brides great grandmother, the late Verna Bell Brewer.. The House Party included Sue Boothe, Joyce Barker, Kathleen Borrer, Susie Barfield, Betty Carley, Mary Ckodre, Christi Leonhardt, Patti Lindemann, Amy Loehmann, Lori and Ashleigh Luensmann, Dottie Lucas, Layne Lucas, Robin Lucas, Betty Sample, Jocelyn Sexton, Billie Jo Tieken and Debbie Tieken. Photographs were taken by Lori Raabe and the ceremony was videographed by Bruce Tieken. Shelby Tieken provided music for the evening and the bride and grooms first dance to Mark Wills I Do Cherish You. The bride danced with her father to I Loved Her First by Heartland. They left the reception showered with bubbles for a Honeymoon along The River Walk in San Antonio. The bride and groom will live in Willow Park, Texas. Belmont Social Club was the site of the Rehearsal Dinner hosted by the grooms father, Donald Bryant, following the rehearsal Friday night.

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CISTERN Members of the Saturn Friendship Club met on August 20 at the Cistern Schoolhouse. They were greeted by the hostesses for the afternoon, Della Mae Urban, Pat Werlein and Penny Snyder. Time was spent chatting about summertime activities, rain, heat, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Get Well card was circulated for members to inscribe best wishes for Vivian Benton, who recently had surgery. At 1 p.m. the president, Roberta Kilpatrick, called the meeting to order. The Club prayer was recited in unison and the motto stated. When the hostesses invited the members to come and serve themselves from the refreshment table, Nancy Littlefield, the devotional leader, offered thanks for the food. A Mexican Casserole, chips, avocado dip, pasta and vegetable salad, pimento cheese sandwiches and chocolate brownies were offered along with drinks of choice. A period of congenial conversation and fellowship followed. When the business session resumed, Nancy Littlefield asked if there were prayer concerns. Prayers for Vivian Bentons hasty recovery, for a Waelder family who just lost a 15-year old daughter in an vehicle accident and a mother in need of immediate help were requested. After a thoughtful prayer for those mentioned, Nancy brought the devotional Water. It was based on John 7: (vv.37b, 38a) Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. Nancy told of traveling in far west Texas and New Mexico and seeing bare sandy soil with cactus and creosote bushes on one side of the road while fields of green, lush alfalfa and huge pecan orchards were on the opposite side. The exact same soil and climate brought forth completely different results. What made the difference? Water and some hard work by the farmer. She went on to add, I

think the same thing can be true of our spiritual lives. Without the water which Jesus promises us, our lives are dry and desert-like. But if we drink of the water of eternal life, then our lives will be fruitful and our hearts will flow the river of living water. It sounds pretty easy but it does require some work on our part, too. Just as the farmer has to seek out the water for his crops, so we have to seek out Jesus. The farmer has to plant and tend his crop. We also have to plant seeds of a fruitful life by participating in prayer, reading and studying The Word and worshiping within the Christian community. With Christ and His precious living water, we can live the joyful, abundant lives that He desires for us. Lets remember what it takes to have a bountiful crop, water and work, and then we can enjoy the harvest! Roll Call was answered by telling what had occupied most of the time over the previous month. Topping the list was trying to stay cool and keeping yard plants alive. Followed by time spent with grandchildren, helping a daughter move, helping a daughter and family build a house, traveling, spending time in Colorado, getting a new knee and a new car and watching for RAIN. Although answers varied, it was agreed it was all time well spent. The secretary-treasurer, Mary Kelly, read the minutes of the July meeting which were approved. She gave the financial report which was accepted. Sandy Parr reported the Tea Pot visits were nearing completion. The final four members planned a special dinner in the near future. At the September meeting it will be decided if the Tea Pot project will continue. A brief time was spent offering comments on the Clubs By-Laws being formed. Birthday Ladies: Vivian Benton, Sandy Parr, Nancy Littlefield, Betty Britsch, Jo Brunner and Virgie Brown were recognized with greeting of Best Wishes, song

and a gifts from Secret Pals. Jo Brunner told of a deserving single mother with a teenaged son, who had fallen on hard times. She is undergoing chemo for a cancer, was behind on house payments, was waiting for financial assistance and needed some help to put food on the table. A free will offering was taken as well as the Club making a generous donation to see her through this time of trial. Door prizes were awarded to Frances Griggs and Sandy Parr. Following adjournment, games of Bingo were played until everyone had received a prize. Winners of some of the prizes especially liked their color. The September meeting will be on September 17 at the Cistern Schoolhouse with Roberta Kilpatrick and Vivian Benton serving as hostesses.

The Elizabeth Zumwalt Kent Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met in San Antonio on Saturday, Aug. 11. The members met for lunch at the Menger Hotel. Following lunch the members and guests assembled in Alamo Hall at The Alamo for their chapter meeting. Plans were discussed for community projects for the upcoming year. The members are dedicated to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas. Pictured are (seated, from left) Linda Fisher, Carrie Self, Sharon Hall, Joy Milstead, (standing) Joan Ermis, Linda Tapley, Agnes Wright, Cathryn Cox, Kathryn Ford, Nelda Patterson and Dixell Wheat. (Courtesy photo)

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The Gonzales County Camera Club will be holding their annual photography contest during this years Come and Take It Celebration, Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, in downtown Gonzales. The show will be moving this year to a new location, the Caf on the Square on Saint Joseph Street, announced Contest Chairman, Dr. Kenneth Gottwald. All area photographers are encouraged to enter. The free exhibit will be open to the public on Friday from 5-8 p.m., Saturday from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. An entry fee of $3 per photo must be submitted with all photographs. Even the youngest shutterbugs, 18 years of age and younger, may enter the Youth category for $2 per photo. This years adult categories include Portraits, Architecture, Still Life, Flowers, Landscapes, People, Texas History, Animals, Digitally-Altered, and Miscellaneous. All photos must be at least eight by 10 inches and matted to 11 by 14 inches. Entries are due by Monday, October 1. For a complete copy of the rules and submission guidelines, contact Kenneth Gottwald at (830)672-8676 or Reta Hines at (830)672-2242. No entries will be accepted after the deadline. Judging will take place prior to the show and first, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each category. Best-in-show will be selected from the winners. First place winners will each receive $25, second place $15 and third place $10. The Best-in-Show prize is $100. This years contest will also feature a photo sale fundraiser. Entrants will have the option to sell any of the photos they submit for judging. A minimum sale price of $20 will be assigned to each photo authorized for sale, but any exhibitor may place a higher price on his or her photograph. Ten dollars of each purchase will be going to the Club and the remainder to the photographer. Photos will remain on exhibit throughout the show and buyers will be able to pick

up their purchases at the close of the show on Sunday or may have them mailed to them for an additional fee. The photo contest has become a popular event at the annual Come and Take It celebration, which commemorates the firing of the first shot in the Texas Revolution and club members are looking forward to a record number of entries.

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Shiner drops first match of season to Burton Shiner probably preferred another time to lose their first match of the season. The Burton Lady Panthers defeated Shiner 2-0 (25-16, 26-24) Saturday in the semifinals of the Shiner Tournament. Burton opened proceedings with an 8-3 advantage, getting kills from Rachel Warner and Desiree Garcia. Shiner fought back to trail 17-11 after plays from Kristin Schacherl and Amanise Coleman, and later LaNeisha Hunt got a kill to close down to 20-15. Burton then scored five of the next six points for the win. In the second set, Burton managed to negate the early Lady Comanche advantage, but the tournament hosts came back to within one point, 11-10, on the serves from Lauren Oden. Two kills from Coleman played their part in giving Shiner an 18-15 advantage. Later, an ace from Meagan Chumchal gave Shiner a 20-17 margin. Burton rallied for four straight points and the teams exchanged leads as they got closer to game point. Shiner seemed poised with a 24-23 lead to take the set, but a couple of miscues gave Burton a 25-24 lead and a play from Caitlin Blakey sealed the victory for the Lady Panthers. St. Joe drops Lady Cardinals TOURNEY, Page C3 SHINER The NixonSmiley Lady Mustangs played well from the beginning in sweep of Cuero (25-15, 25-20) in play at the Shiner Tournament of Champions. The girls worked hard, Lady Mustang coach Jane Iams said. We played well from the start and that is a big deal for us. We just did not bring it today, Cuero head coach Rebecca Riojas said. We have to learn when we are down, we have to step it up instead of dwelling on the situation. The tournament did allow Cuero to come closer to finding a suitable player combination on the court. We had one lineup going into this tournament, Riojas said. Now, we have found a totally different one. I have switched from the 5-1 system into a 6-2 alignment. Abby Sheppard got some plays in for Cuero to give them a 7-3 lead. Nixon fought back to take the lead 13-9 on the serves of Kelby Henderson and two kills from Devan Tristan. Nixon continued the run to open up a 19-12 lead on plays from Hailey Boatright and then outscored Cuero 6-3 for the win. In the second game, Cuero grabbed an early 3-1 lead on a pair of kills from Autumn Means. Nixon eventually battled back into the lead and the game was tight for a while until a Jennifer Flores kill and serves from Boatright propelled Nixon to victory.

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Darnell Arnic (4) draws a bead on a Brahma ball carrier during Gonzales scrimmage with Hallettsville Saturday morning at Apache Stadium. The Apaches outscored their opponents, 3-2. (Photo by Dave Mundy) on polishing things. We know we can do that stuff in the middle of the field (ground game), said Lock, whose club ran off a 10-0 regular season last year and was derailed only by eventual state champion Wimberly. We spread it out and threw the ball around, mainly to see who can catch the ball. We got people open, we just got to hit em. The Apaches got TD passes from both of their top two QBs, Matthew Hillman and Morgan Martinez, and a 70-yard dash for a score by Cecil Johnson on their first play to take a 3-2 edge in scores Saturday. Gonzales also had a pass interception by Damien Airhart, which would likely have been returned for a fourth score in a game situation. It was a good first scrimmage, Lock said. Last year, we went out in our first scrimmage against St. Michael and looked horrible. Were just trying to find the right people right now. We need to improve our depth. Every school in the state of Texas has depth GONZALES, Page C2

The Gonzales Apaches and Hallettsville Brahmas enter the 2012 football season with the basics pretty well nailed down. On Saturday, coaches Ricky Lock of Gonzales and Tommy Psencik of Hallettsville pulled out their Shamoos and worked

Cardinals get the better of Nixon-Smiley, winning 4-2


NIXON Two area programs who figure to be in the hunt for playoff spots this season squared off Saturday morning in Nixon. The Mustangs welcomed the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals, who outscored their hosts 4-2 during a 60-play scrimmage. St. Paul scored twice during their first 15-play offensive series, getting two rushing touchdowns from Adam Hollenbach. Tristan Newman got the Mustangs on the board when he galloped 65 yards for a score during NixonSmileys first offensive series. Hollenbachs 35-yard touchdown run was the third score of the scrimmage. It came during the

Cardinals second offensive series. Hollenbach reached paydirt again on a one-yard plunge to make the score 4-1. Nixon-Smiley got a big play in the middle of their last 15-play offensive series. Rudy Acevedo hit Tom Palacio in the flats and the Mustangs picked up 25 yards. Two plays later, Acevedo connected with Garrett Earlywine for a 35-yard touchdown to account for the final score. Its good to start off the year and get out against somebody else, but usually in first scrimmages you see some good things and you see an awful lot of things that you still have to work on that are not so good, said St. Paul head coach Jake Wachsmuth. Thats kind of where we are right

now. What were trying to do right now is find as many guys as we can who can play. With our level of play, youve got to have more than 11. Overall, I thought our kids played hard. Mustangs head coach Carlton McKinney said he anticipated good execution on offense from St. Paul and wasnt that concerned with the way the scrimmage ended up. It went about how I expected, he said. With our new defense, theres a lot of things that we cant do right now because we use our linebackers in so many different ways. In a scrimmage you really dont want to show too much, so they were basically forced to Adam Hollenbach scores on a short run during St. Pauls scrimmage at Nixonplay passively and thats not Smiley that was held Saturday morning at Mustang Stadium. Hollenbach NIXON, Page C2 scored four times to lead the Cardinals to a 4-2 win. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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James go a long way

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LULING The Luling Eagles finally got a chance to hit somebody other than themselves and they seemed to revel in the opportunity. Luling hosted Schulenburg Friday night in a scrimmage whose format was 95 plays broken into alternating series of 15 and 10. The Shorthorns outscored the Eagles, 4-1. We made a lot of mistakes and there was a lot of hesitation because kids werent sure what they were supposed to be doing, said Luling head coach Colby Hensley. I think all its going to take is a little time watching film to clean it up and well fix our mistakes. The Eagles showed our explosive they can be on the first play of their first offensive series. Quarterback Trayden Staton executed a nice fake on a play-action pass and hit Ty Anderson deep downfield with a perfect pass. The play went 80 yards for a touchdown. The highlight of the remaining plays in that series was a short pass that was hauled in by Brendon Cubit, whose dazzling runafter-the-catch turned the play into a 40-yard gain. When they got the ball, Schulenburg converted three times on fourth down and on the 11th play, scored on a 20-yard pass. The receiver made a nice over the shoulder catch in the corner of the end zone despite tight coverage by Lulings Taylen Moore. On Lulings first 10-play offensive series the big play was a pass from Trey Hernandez over the middle to Shaft Cubit that went for 45 yards. The freshmen Cubit

problems. I think most of our kids knew their assignments, they just have to maintain their blocks better, said Psencik, whose team got a long touchdown run of its own from Logan Herrington and a short TD pass from Nate Kowalik to Tiedrick Smith. We knew their offensive line was good, and they showed it, Psencik said of the Apaches. They looked like theyre supposed to look. Defensively, weve got to do a better job of the line setting up our two sophomore linebackers. Both teams had four possessions each with 15 plays for both starting offenses and 10 for the second-team defenses. The Brahmas didnt get much on their first possession and D.J. Gonzales picked off a pass for the Apaches.

Johnson turned an inside trap play into a 70yard jaunt on the Apaches first offensive whistle. He added another 23-yard run and Hillman hit Darrance James with a bomb good for 42 yards to set up Gonzales second score, a five-yard toss from Hillman to Francisco Diaz. Airhart and Diaz had interceptions on Hallettsvilles second set of downs before Herrington took a jet sweep outside and beat the corner to the sideline for a 70-yard score. The Brahmas second offensive got another score on Smiths short TD reception before the Apache Twos got a TD of their own on a 38-yard sideline streak from Martinez to Cameron Smith. We tried some different things, Lock said. We played real vanilla defense, we didnt do any stunts at all today.

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Aaron Werlein shows good power and balance while running through two defenders during Lulings scrimmage with Schulenburg Friday night at Eagle Stadium. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) made another great play when Luling switched over to defense by intercepting a pass. Schulenburgs next three scores all came on big gainers. The first was a 62-yard option run, next was a 70yard run and the last was on a 15-yard fade route where the receiver made a leaping catch. Even though they gave up some big plays, the Eagle defense performed well for the most part. They showed their ability to get physical when Quinton Grant and Abraham Palomo delivered bonecrushing hits on back to back plays. We didnt look quite as good as I expected, said Hensley. We had glimpses of what I thought we were, but there were mental mistakes that I thought we had gone out of our system to show that were not quite there yet. Luling will travel to Shiner for a scrimmage with the Comanches on Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m.

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what we worked on in the first two weeks of practice. Offensively for us, fatigue set in and thats when our execution goes down. Thats something that we can work on and get better at. There were some positives there. A lot of the mistakes that were made were self-induced and we can correct those. McKinney said he was excited to see so many of his underclassmen have a good game including the sophomore trio of Newman, Palacio and quarter-

back Nick Pena. There were several kids that played well, but I think what we need to have is our more experienced players to step up and play the way theyre capable of playing, he said. I dont think we saw enough of that today, so thats what well be focusing on. Nixon-Smiley will next play in a scrimmage on Thursday at Jourdanton, beginning at 6 p.m. St. Paul is scheduled to participate in a tri-team scrimmage with Flatonia and Hallettsville on the same day at a time to be determined.

SHINER First-year Shiner volleyball coach Megan Klimitchek believes in running a mostly-tight ship, but feels there are also times to loosen up a little. I am a very disciplineoriented coach, Klimitchek said. I like structure all the while having fun at the same time, but also staying focused. I feel by demanding discipline, it will help keep the girls on track. She said she also believes in learning and improving fundamental volleyball skills. Klimitchek inherited a team that was 25-11 (8-1 in District 29-1A), district

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champs and regional quarterfinalists. Shiner lost five seniors to graduation from last year and welcomes back several returning players from last year. Klimitchek is a 2005

graduate of nearby Hallettsville High School. She was a four-year participant on the Lady Brahma volleyball and softball team, and took part in basketball and track during her junior and senior years. Klimitchek attended Alvin Community College for two years on a full-ride volleyball scholarship and earned an Associates Degree in General Studies. She transferred to Houston Baptist College in 2007 and again competed on the volleyball team. Klimitchek was invited to come out for the softball team and played softball for a while. In 2009-10, her third year at Houston Baptist, Klimitchek served as a student assistant coach for

the volleyball team. She received her Bachelors in Multi-Disciplinary Studies in 2010. It was basically a teaching certificate for elementary school, Klimitchek said. Shortly after graduation, instead of searching for a teaching/coaching job, she elected to apply to Lonestar College in Cypress to continue her education. I went back to school to pursue my dream of learning sign language, she said., I went there for two years and obtained an Associates Degree/Certificate in Interpreter Technician. Klimitchek will teach three U.S. History classes St. Pauls Adam Hollenbach was virtually untouchand one Texas History class able for most of the contest with the exception of this good hit made on him by the Mustangs Raul at Shiner Junior High. Tobar. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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TOURNEY: Lady Cardinals falter in championship semifinals

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kills, one assists, one block and two digs; Katie Steinhauser had five kills and one block; Meredith Pavlica had one kill and one block; and Alanis Ribera had two assists. Faith Academy defeated Sacred Heart 18-25, 2325, 22-25 Saturday in the match between the No. 5 seeds. Jenna Brown had one ace and five digs; Sandra Adams had one dig; Emily Harper had three digs and one kill; Amber Labay had one ace, one kill and one dig; Robyn Pavlicek had four kills and three digs; Jaycie Orsak had four digs; Kirsten Heger had five digs and one kill; Adrienne Klimitchek had four kills, two digs, one ace and six assists; Rachel Saulnier had four assists, one ace and one dig; Hailey Smith had one ace. Not the start to the season we wanted, said Sacred Heart head coach Wanda Orsak. We have gotten better over the last few matches, but our servereceive has lost almost every match for us. If we cant pass-serve then the rest of the game is not possible. There are no excuses because we have returning lettermen from last years team. We just have to work harder, work together, and the seniors have to step up and lead from the floor and the bench. St. Paul defeated Cuero in the quarterfinals, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19. Alexa Schaefer had two aces, four kills and 12 digs; Jacy Pawelek had seven kills, three digs, two blocks, one assist and one ace; Katie Denson had three digs; Kourtney Knesek had 16 digs, 11 assists, three kills and one ace; Madison Kurtz had 13 digs; Mary Adamek had seven assists, six digs and two aces; Morgan Long had 11 kills, 10 digs and one ace. In other bracket games, Burton defeated Fayetteville in the quarterfinals; Victoria St. Joseph beat Nixon-Smiley in the quarterfinals; Burton defeated St. Joe in the championship game 2-1. Shiner overcomes slow start, beats Faith Academy If you are taken out of your comfort zone, try to find another one. Faith Academy had the Shiner Lady Comanches out of sync a little Thursday in the Shiner Tournament of Champions, but Shiner made the necessary adaptations and won 2-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-23). Faith Academy got us

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St. Paul played St. Joseph for the second time in the tournament and for the second time, St. Joe came out on top. The Lady Flyers handed St. Paul a 25-9, 2513 loss in the championship semifinals. St. Joe opened up a 9-3 lead in the first set and the Lady Cardinals chipped away at the lead, getting ace from Mary Adamek, to close down to 9-5. St. Joe used the serves of Lauren Kurtz and plays from Natalie Bales and Carly Boles to go ahead 177. They then closed out the first game with an 8-2 run. A Jacy Pawelek kill early in the second game helped St. Paul record the first two points. After the Lady Flyers held a small lead, St. Paul came back to tie the game at 4-4. St. Joe blasted away with seven straight points and went on to close out the set 25-13. For St. Paul, Alexa Schaefer had two digs and two kills; Pawelek had two digs and a kill; Katelynn Leist had two kills, three digs and one assist; Kourtney Knesek had three assists and one dig; Kylie Natal had one dig; Madison Kurtz had nine digs and one assist; Adamek had two digs and two assists; Morgan Long had four kills and one dig; and Samantha Siegal had one ace. Shiner takes third place in all Shiner-school match Shiner head coach Megan Klimitchek is a firm believer in not obsessing with the past. Therefore, she wanted her players to move forward from the championship semifinals loss to Burton. I told them that the loss to Burton is in the past and do not think about, Klimitchek said. Focus on the next game. I told them that and then asked them to read it back to me. The result was Shiner defeating St. Paul 25-13, 1825, 25-18 in the third-place match. Us playing St. Paul was lots of fun, Klimitchek said. It was incredible. I love small-town rivalries. Krtistin Schacherl, Julianna Rankin, Lauren Oden and Amanise Coleman all helped put the Lady Comanches on top 5-0 early in the first set. Shiner soon rocketed to a 16-5 lead on plays by Rankin and LaNeisha Hunt and held a slight 9-8 scoring advantage to win the first game. At the start of the second set, St. Paul used service

from Kourtney Knesek, Alexa Schaefer and Jacy Pawelek to build 7-5 lead. Shiner was able to come back and take a slight lead. St. Paul later used a 7-3 run for a 22-18 lead and held Shiner off the board while scoring the last three points. In the third set, Shiner battled from an early deficit and kept on course to the 25-18 score. For St. Paul, Abby Hull had one assist; Schaefer had two kills, seven digs and one ace; Pawelek had two blocks, one dig and one ace; Katelynn Leist had one kill; Katie Denson chipped in one kill; Madison Kurtz had seven digs and one assist; Adamek had one assist; Knesek had five assists, five digs and two aces; Morgan Long had four kills, one block and one dig; while Samantha Siegal had one kill, one dig and one ace. For Shiner, Hunt had two aces, one block, four digs and 10 kills; Oden had one ace, five kills, two blocks, one assist and five digs; Rankin had two aces, seven kills, two blocks and four digs; Kristin Schacherl had three aces, 13 digs and 21 assists; Coleman had two kills, two blocks, two digs and one assist; Tabitha Blaschke had two digs and two kills; Emmalie Berkovsky had 11 assists; and Meagan Chumchal had one ace and 14 digs. Tournament roundup Shiner defeated Flatonia in the quarterfinals, 25-19, 25-19. Flatonia defeated Fayetteville 2-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-22) in the consolation semifinals. Savannah Flood had seven aces, three kills, one block; Alanis Ribera had two aces, one kill and three assists; Crystal Rodriguez had one ace and five digs; Chandler Fike had one ace, two digs and six kills; Abigail Schacherl had one ace, one kill, nine assists and one block; Meredith Pavlica had four kills and two blocks; Katie Steinhauser had one kill; Kimberlyn Michalec had one kill, two blocks and four digs. Flatonia took the consolation championship with a 14-25, 25-22, 25-19 win over Nixon-Smiley. Chandler Fike had two aces, six kills, two digs; Abigail Schacherl had two aces, three kills, 13 assists and one block; Crystal Rodriguez had one ace and three digs; Savannah Flood had one ace, one kill and three blocks; Kimberlyn Michalec had one ace, two

Net Results

Nixon-Smileys Abigail Scarborough (11) tries to get the ball past Cueros Mia Knetig while Missy Odom (5) looks on. Below, Amber Labay of Sacred Heart tries to power a shot through the defense of St. Pauls Katelynn Leist. (Photos by Mark Lube)

Shiner libero Meagan Chumchal makes a play on the ball while Lauren Oden looks on. (Photo by Mark Lube)

out of our system, Shiner head coach Megan Klimitchek said. They were hitting the ball well, and we had trouble refocusing and doing all of the little things. After falling in the first set, Shiner roared back to victory in the match. We never gave up, Klimitchek said. We tried different things, found something and ran with it. A kill from Maegan Wilkinson helped give Faith Academy a 4-1 advantage early in the first game. Shiner gradually chipped the lead and tied the game at 5-5 with the service of Lauren Oden. The Lady Cougars then scored seven of the next eight points. A kill from LaNeisha Hunt and serves from Oden brought Shiner equal at 16-16. Later, an ace from Hunt put the Lady Comanches ahead for the first time with a 19-17 lead. Faith Academy used the serves of Gabbie Torres to close out the set with an 8-3 run. To start the second game, plays from Amanise Coleman and Julianna Rankin,

along with a pair of kills from Hunt, gave Shiner an 8-3 lead. Plays from Coleman, Hunt and Kristin Schacherl and a Rankin ace sent Shiner ahead to 21-13. Both teams banked in four points each for a 1-1 tie in the match. In the third set, Faith Academy rallied from a 3-0 deficit to a 10-5 advantage on some Shiner miscues. Shiner was able to knot the game at 11-11 before the Lady Courgars went ahead 15-14 with kills from Torres and Sarah Alex. Serves from Meagan Chumchal, Rankin and Emmalie Berkvosky gave Shiner a 23-20 advantage en route to the 25-23 score. For Shiner, Hunt finished with six digs, two aces and 12 kills; Oden had five digs, two assists, three aces, and a pair of kills; Rankin chipped in two blocks, two aces, three digs and four kills; Schacherl had 10 digs and 18 assists; Coleman had three kills and six blocks; Tabitha Blaschke finished with two blocks, one dig and one kill; Chumchal had eight digs and one ace with Berk-

vosky getting six digs. Flatonia tries new lineup against Burton The Lady Bulldogs tried a different personnel combination against Burton, but fell to Burton 24-26, 13-25. We started the first game well, Flatonia head coach Kaylyn Boenisch said. We ran a new lineup in that game. In the second game, we beat ourselves with our mistakes. Simple improvements will help the Lady Dogs come together. I feel the new lineup could be a strong one for us if we can correct the little things. They are what is killing us, Boenisch said. A kill from Rhealee Spies and Rachel Warner, and service from Kate Kieke to boost Burton to a 9-2 advantage. The serves of Crystal Rodriguez helped bring Flatonia to within 9-8. Burton regained a comfortable margin before the Lady Dogs battled to a 19-19 tie. Emma Broesche TOURNEY, Page C5

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quick use of iPhone by kayaker leads to arrest of irate boat operator

Cannon News Services The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports: A Guadalupe County game warden was called out at around 10 p.m. for a boat wreck/hit-and-run on Lake Dunlap. Comal County wardens got the original call and called Guadalupe County for assistance. It was reported that around dark, a ski boat ran over the front of a kayak. Fortunately, the man on the kayak suffered only minor injuries and the impact put both boats against the bank in some trees. The kayaker attempted to get the ski boat operators identification and insurance information and had no luck. The kayaker was holding on to the ski boat as he tried to reason with the driver. The ski boat driver took a swing at the kayaker, who then took a picture of the operator and the Texas boat registration number with his iPhone. The ski boat operator then sped off, dragging the kayaker more than 100 yards before he let go. A Comal County game warden ran the TX number and it came back to a resident on the lake. The game warden provided the Guadalupe County game warden with the information and he went to the residence. After a brief interview, the ski boat operator was placed under arrest for assault causing bodily injury. Other charges may follow pending further investigation. The ski boat did have transfer marks from hitting the kayak. Oops, We Did It Again A Red River County game Warden and two Bowie County game wardens received information about a possible road hunting incident near a residence. The property owner and his wife were outside at the time and after hearing shots, the husband, who had been drinking, jumped into his vehicle and began to chase the hunters. While in pursuit, in an attempt to stop the hunters, the man began shooting a pistol out of his window. The man rammed the hunters vehicle and in the process flipped his vehicle over and suffered serious injuries. The hunters had called 911 to report they were being shot at. When wardens contacted the suspected road hunters, they denied having weapons and shooting at anything. Unaware that their 911 call had not been dropped as they believed, in the background officials could clearly hear someone say, hide the gun in them woods, and not that far, were gonna come back and get it tonight.

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After hearing the 911 tape, the three hunters gave statements admitting to shooting at multiple animals from the road that day as well as committing multiple burglaries of habitations and storage buildings in the Dekalb area. Wardens also interviewed the hunters about a year-long investigation regarding the slaying of an 8-point buck last August in Red River County. The hunters admitted to being on the ranch illegally and shooting the buck leaving it to waste. A total of 24 cases were filed on the three individuals. Meanwhile, the overzealous property owner was filed on for DWI and Drake Hunter Holmes of Sherman shattered the junior angler Lake Texoma deadly conduct. record for striped bass Sunday with a 5.03-pound, 23.5-inch-long fish. Holmes caught the fish while fishing with his dad, Kennith Holmes. If approved Misguided as the official record, the fish will beat the old record of 2.68 pounds caught by A Llano County game Mitchell Kisel of Denison. He caught the striper while they were slabbing on warden and a Lampasas the Table Top area just outside the Little Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma. (Courtesy County game warden were photo)

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NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good under rafts of shad on topwaters. Redfish are good in the marsh on small topwaters. SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. BOLIVAR Trout are good on the outgoing tide at Rollover Pass on MirrOlures, live shrimp and soft plastics. Sand trout and croakers are good on fresh shrimp. TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet. Trout are good on the shell pads around the wells on soft plastics. Trout, redfish and flounder are good at the spillway on live bait. EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good for drifters working deep shell on limetreuse and plum plastics. Trout are fair to good on the shell adjacent to the channel on live bait. Birds have worked on calm days. WEST GALVESTON BAY Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. Offshore is good for kingfish, ling and dolphin. Tarpon have been good along the beachfront. TEXAS CITY Trout are fair to good on the reefs and in the channel on live shrimp and croakers. Redfish and sand trout are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. FREEPORT Trout are good at San Luis Pass on shrimp, MirrOlures and soft plastics. The surf has held trout on live bait and artificials when green water creeps along the beach. Trout, redfish, sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas. EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over midbay reefs. Redfish are schooling in the middle of the bay and best around slicks. WEST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish and black drum are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake and around Shell Island. PORT OCONNOR Trout and redfish are fair to good on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. ROCKPORT Trout are fair in the guts and channels on freelined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on piggy perch and shrimp around Mud Island. PORT ARANSAS Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Offshore is good for dolphin, ling, kingfish and tuna. CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on croakers, piggy perch, Gulps and live shrimp. Redfish are good in the potholes on shrimp and croakers. BAFFIN BAY Trout are good on topwaters, croakers and soft plastics around deep rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good for sightcasters on the flats on small topwaters. PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters on the edge of the channel and around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on Gulps and plastics under popping corks. Offshore is good for kingfish, dolphin, ling and tuna. SOUTH PADRE Trout are good over sand and grass in South Bay on Gulps, DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Tarpon are showing at the pass. Redfish are good on the flats on gold spoons, Gulps and small Super Spooks. PORT ISABEL Trout and redfish are fair to good on the flats on live shrimp and DOA Shrimp under a popping cork. Trout are good on the deeper edges and flats on topwaters and live shrimp. BRAUNIG Water clear. Black bass are good on crankbaits and RatLTraps near the dam. Striped bass are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons near the jetty. Redfish are fair on perch and shad near the jetty. Channel catfish are good on shrimp and cut bait. Blue catfish are fair on cut bait. CALAVERAS Water clear. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs near the dam. Redfish are fair on crawfish and tilapia along the shoreline. Channel and blue catfish are good on cheesebait, shrimp, and shad. Yellow catfish are slow. CHOKE CANYON Water clear; 8689 degrees; 14.45 low. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers punchbait. Yellow catfish are slow. COLETO CREEK Water fairly clear; 1.85 low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow. FALCON Water clear; 8892 degrees; 39.74 low. Black bass are good on white spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are excellent on cut bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. Everyone in a boat must have a Mexico fishing license (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not. BASTROP Water stained; 8791 degrees. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and RatLTraps. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. FAYETTE Water stained. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Carolina rigged soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Channel and blue catfish are good on cut shad.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wednesday Scramble Tryouts dates announced for Shiner Stars 10 year Winners
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Shiner Stars 10-year old Select Baseball team tryouts will be held at the Shiner Starplex on the following dates: Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, August 26 from 10 a.m-1 p.m.; and Tuesday, August 28 from 6-9 p.m. Select the date which is most convenient for you and come on out to try to earn a spot on the team. For more information contact, Mark Hybner at 361-772-5678 or send email to Gonzales Youth League soccer signups The Gonzales Youth League is currently holding signups for the 2012 fall season. The league is for players ages 4-15. Registration forms are available online at www. Registration deadline is Aug. 25; practices start Sept. 4 and the first game will be Sept. 22.

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For more information, call 830-433-5555. Hunter Education Course Instructor Wayne Spahn will hold a Hunter Education Course on Aug. 25-26 at the Farm Bureau Building in Gonzales. The class on Aug. 25 will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and will go from 3-7 on Aug. 26. The course is sponsored by Ray Raley and Max Barta. Every Texas hunter who is born on or after September 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education course. Hunters aged 17 and over must successfully complete a hunter education course; ages 12-16 must successfully complete a hunter education course or be accompanied by a licensed hunter 17 or older; hunters under the age of 12 must be accompanied hunter 17 or older. The minimum age of certification is 12, and proof

of certification is required to be on your person when hunting but is not required to purchase a hunting license. Anyone wishing to attend the class will need to register by calling 830-6723720. New Bowling League forming in Luling A Tuesday Night Mixed Bowling League is forming at Oil City Lanes in Luling. Joining a bowling league is a great way to improve your game, meet new people and have a fun night out. Tuesday Night Mixed League begins on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Teams will consist of four bowlers: men, women or any combination of both. For more information about the Tuesday Night Mixed League, call the league secretary at 830672-9020 or 830-263-4218. For information about leagues on other nights, call Oil City Lanes at 830-8753502 after 6 p.m.

Scramble Winners

The first place team at the Wednesday Night Scramble held Aug. 15 at Independence Park Golf Course in Gonzales (shown above) consisted of: John Haverland, James Kahanek, Gary Richardson, Mike Moe, Landon Allen and Clay Harris. At bottom is the second place team, which consisted of Travis Lopez, Levy Johnson, Jonathon Parsons, Clay Sorrels and Dale Holcomb. (Courtesy photos)

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used service to put Burton on top 22-19. Abigail Schacherl and Chandler Fike helped give the Lady Dogs a 24-23 lead. Burton then scored three straight to win the first game. In the second game, Flatonia took the first lead, 6-3, after plays by Meredith Pavlica, Katie Steinhauser and Schacherl. The Lady Dogs held the lead until Burton fought back to a 10-10 tie and then turned on the jets with another 10 straight points. A block from Schacherl brought Flatonia to within 20-11. Burton then used a 4-2 run to close out the game and the match. For Flatonia, Fike had three aces, one kill, one block and two digs; Crystal Rodriguez had two aces and one dig; Alanis Ribera had one ace, seven assists and three digs; Schacherl finished with one ace, three kills, one block and four digs; Meredith Pavlica had four blocks; Steinhauser had one dig. St. Paul sweeps Sacred Heart after losing to St. Joseph A coach might not have enough time in between consecutive games to talk with players. Shiner St. Paul coach Dana Beal had a couple of miles on the bus ride from one gym to another, following St. Pauls loss to St. Joseph, to get her team back on track and ready to take on Hallettsville Sacred Heart. We were not intense and came out flat against St. Joseph, Beal said. We talked on the bus ride over to our next game. We discussed that our mistakes are fixable and we got refocused. The Lady Cardinals bounced back with a 2513, 25-13 sweep of Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart coach Wanda Orsak said the Indianettes had trouble dealing with adversity. We had a starter out and have to use three different lineups, trying to

find some consistency, she said. Hopefully, it will come together for us in the next few matches before our district starts. Sacred Heart opened the first game with a 2-1 lead as Amber Labay got a kill. St. Paul rallied for a 7-2 on advantage on serves by Alexa Schaefer and a kill by Katelynn Leist. Sacred Heart battled to within 11-10 with an ace from Jenna Brown and later, to 14-13. The Lady Cardinals then got solid serves from Schaefer and a pair of kills from Morgan Long to score 11 straight points for the win in set one. Early in the second game, a Leist block, a Long kill and serves from Kourtney Knesek gave St. Paul the 6-0 lead, and the Lady Cardinals later extended the advantage to 15-4. The Indianettes tried to rally on the kill by Kirsten Heger but faltered and St. Paul went ahead 21-7. Sacred Heart attempted one last rally with six of the next 10 points, but St. Paul earned the win. For the Lady Cardinals, Leist had two kills, one dig and one block; Schaefer finished with five aces, four digs, one block and one assist; Jacy Pawelek had five kills and two assists; Madison Kurtz had two digs; Knesek had five assists, four aces, one kill, one dig and one block; Samantha Siegal had one ace and one dig; while Long finished with nine kills and two aces. For Sacred Heart, Robyn Pavlicek had one kill and one dig; Emily Harper had one kill and five digs; Brown had 10 digs; Amber Labay had two digs; Heger had one kill; Rachel Saulnier had one assist; Adrienne Klimitchek had two assists and one ace; and Jaycie Orsak had two digs. Pool play roundup Shiner beat Nixon-Smiley 25-10, 28-26 on Thursday in the tournaments opening game. Alena Alvarez had two assists; Miranda Carrillo had four digs; Devon Tristan had three digs, two kills and

one ace; Meagan Stone had two kills; Jennifer Flores had two digs and one assist; Hailey Boatright had four kills and one block; Megan Guerra had one dig and five assists; Abigail Scarbrough chipped in two kills and two blocks; Kelby Henderson had two kills; and Trecca DeLeon had five digs. Fayetteville beat NixonSmiley 2-1 (25-17, 8-25, 25-21) on Thursday. Alvarez had three digs and nine assists; Carrillo had three digs; Tristan had 10 kills and three digs; Stone had one assist and one dig; Guerra had five assists and two digs; Flores had three digs, two assists and two kills; Boatright had one block and six kills; DeLeon had nine digs; Henderson had one dig and Scarbrough had one kill. St. Paul fell to St. Joseph, 9-25, 11-25, in its tournament opener. Leist had one dig; Abby Hull had one dig; Mary Adamek had one assist and one dig; Schaefer had four digs and two digs; Pawelek had three kills and one dig; Kurtz had six digs and one kill; Kylie Natal had one dig; and Knesek had three digs, three assists, one block and one kill. St. Joe beat Flatonia in two games, 25-12, 25-12. Crystal Rodriguez had one ace and one dig; Savannah Flood had one ace, one block and three digs; Katie Steinhauser had one ace and two kills; Chandler Fike had three kills, one block and one dig; Meredith Pavlica had one kill; Alanis Ribera had six assists; and Abigail Schacherl had one dig. Other results from pool play on Thursday: Cuero defeated Faith Academy 25-19, 25-18; Cuero defeated Fayetteville 25-21, 2519; Burton defeated Sacred Heart 25-15, 25-12. Shiner keeps streak alive The Shiner Lady Comanches kept their earlyseason streak going with a 2-1 (17-25, 25-18, 25-18) win over Cuero in Pool A play in its tournament on Friday morning.

Cuero got the early hand as Missy Odom registered a kill that helped give the Lady Gobblers a 3-0 lead, and later a combo block by Abby Sheppard and Mia Knetig advanced Cueros lead to 8-2. Shiner then scored six of the next nine points, getting a kill from Kristin Schacherl. Another kill from Odom put Cuero ahead 15-11 a little later. The Lady Comanches were able to close to within 20-17, mainly on a kill from Lauren Oden before Cuero scored five straight to end the first set. Shiner came out on fire in the second game, going up 11-2 on the serves of Schacherl and plays from Amanise Coleman, Oden and Tabitha Blaschke. Cuero battled back to 12-6 with a kill from Sheppard. The teams exchanged points, with Schacherl and Sheppard with kills to put Shiner up 14-7. Cuero then went on an 8-6 run to close down to 20-15. The Lady Comanches then scored five of the next eight points to tie the match at one game apiece. Odom and Autumn Means made early plays for Cuero to put them ahead 4-1 in the third set. An ace from Julianna Rankin capped a three-point run for Shiner to tie the game. Cuero jumped back into the lead with kills from Means and Sheppard. Serves from LaNeisha Hunt and a Rankin kill moved the Lady Comanches into an 16-13 advantage. Plays from Coleman, Oden and Hunt upped the margin to 21-16, and Shiner scored four of the next six from that point for the victory. Flatonia more talktative and team-oriented in win The Flatonia volleyball team was a little more chatty in Fridays pool play win over Sacred Heart (25-18, 21-25, 25-18). We did a better job of talking to one another, Flatonia coach Kaylyn Boenisch said. There was a more team camaraderie and I thought that it was a huge improvement.

Indianette head coach Wanda Orsak looked at the positives for her team. We won a game, she said, referring to Sacred Hearts win in the second set. My setter Adrienne Klimitchek was still hobbling a little. She is still not 100 percent, but I do need her to set for us. Sacred Heart took the 4-0 lead in the first set on the serves of Rachel Saulnier. The Lady Dogs came alive and went ahead 12-7 on the serves of Chandler Fike and Savannah Flood, and a kill from Kimberlyn Michalec. Sacred Heart battled back to within 15-9 and Flatonia went on a 5-1 run. The Indianettes pulled a couple of points back on plays from Sandra Adams and Klimitchek, and were able to come within 23-18 on plays from Klimitchek, Amber Labay and Kirsten Heger The Lady Dogs closed out the game with a pair of kills by Michalec. Sacred Heart gained the early advantage in the second game but serves from Alanis Ribera and a Fike kill put Flatonia on top 2011. The Indianettes kept on battling with seven of the next 12 points to finish the game and the match. For Sacred Heart, Adams had one kill; Jenna Brown had three aces and six digs; Emily Harper had two digs; Labay had one ace and two digs; Robyn Pavlicek had two digs; Erin Miksch had two digs; Heger had four digs; Lauren Huser had one dig; Jaycie Orsak had one dig; Klimitchek had three aces, one dig and two assists; Rachel Saulnier had two aces and two digs. For Flatonia, Flood had eight aces and three digs; Ribera had five aces and six assists; Fike had three aces, four kills and one dig; Michalec had one ace and two kills; Schacherl had one ace, three kills, one block, 10 assists and two digs; Katie Steinhauser had six kills and two digs; Meredith Pavlica had two kills and four blocks; and Crystal Rodriguez had six digs. St. Joe swept Sacred Heart 25-12, 25-12. Jen-

na Brown had four digs; Robyn Pavlicek had three digs and one kill; Erin Miksch had one kill and one dig; Jaycie Orsak had three digs; Kirsten Heger had seven digs; Adrienne Klimitchek had three kills, one dig and two assists; Rachel Saulnier had three assists, two digs and one ace. Lady Bulldogs fall to Lady Cardinals Shiner St. Paul swept Flatonia 25-23, 25-16. For Flatonia, Savannah Flood had five aces and one block; Chandler Fike had five kills, one block and one dig; Katie Steinhauser had three digs and three kills; Meredith Pavlica had two kills and two blocks; Kimberyln Michalec had one kill and one dig; Abigail Schacherl had one kill, two blocks and seven assists; and Alanis Ribera had four assists. For St. Paul, Schaefer had five digs, three kills and two aces; Pawelek had three aces and one kill; Leist had three kills, three digs and one block; Katie Denson had one dig and one assist; Knesek had six assists, two kills and one ace; Kurtz had five digs and two kills; Adamek has three assists, two aces and one kill; Long had seven kills, one ace, one dig and one assist; and Natal had two digs. For the Lady Dogs, Savannah Flood had five aces, one kill and one block; Chandler Fike had five kills, one block and one dig; Katie Steinhauser had three kills and three digs; Meredith Pavlica had two kills and two blocks; Kimberlyn Michalec had one kill and one dig; Abigail Schacherl had one kill, seven assists and two blocks; Alanis Ribera had four assists. Other results from Friday: Faith Academy defeated Fayetteville 25-20, 2225, 25-22; Cuero defeated Nixon-Smiley 11-25, 2521, 25-19; Shiner defeated Fayetteville 25-19, 25-13; Nixon-Smiley defeated Faith Academy 25-22, 1425, 25-20; St. Joe defeated Sacred Heart, 25-12, 25-12; and St. Joe defeated Burton 25-10, 19-25, 25-11.

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Lady Apaches sweep Cedar Creek in victory

GONZALES What every coach loves to see is an all-around, well-played game. Gonzales volleyball coach Kim Payne was blessed Tuesday night as the Lady Apaches swept Bastrop Cedar Creek 2518, 25-17, 25-15 at GHS Special Events Center. We stepped up in all aspects of the game, Payne said. Hitting, passing, all of it. We get better every time we step on the court. Senior Allison Raley and junior Danyelle Glass combined for 17 of the Lady Apache kills in the match. We have been hitting well for the season and hope more as the season progresses, Raley, who had nine kills said. With this win, we set a presence that tells other teams to not take us lightly. She said good passing and setting allowed the hitters to be able to hit the ball well. For the rest of the team in the match, Carly Bozka had five aces and two digs; Morgan Simper had three aces and one dig; Lindsay Akers led the team with nine aces and chipped in a kill; Shayla Simper had one dig and kill; Cassidy La Fleur had two aces, two digs, 11 assists; Kiley Braune had one dig; Kendall Fougerat contributed one block, and Raley also had one ace. Cedar Creek opened a 3-0 lead in the first set, thanks in part to a kill from Sabrinna Ringer. Gonzales then scored eight points in a row with the serves of Bozka and plays from La Fleur, Raley and Glass. The Lady Eagles were able to close the gap down to 10-6 after a couple of Gonzales miscues. The Lady Apaches then scored 10 of the next 15 points to be up 20-11. Cedar Creek fought back to 20-15, getting ace from Joelle Foster, and eventually closed down to 22-18 on the kill from Emily Riefel. Gonzales then scored three straight, getting a Raley kill to end the first set. In the second game, serves from Bozka and Akers, and two kills from

Glass put the Lady Apaches ahead 9-1. A little later, Elaine Escobedo and Tori Sparkman got kills to bring Cedar Creek to within 1613. Gonzales responded with a 9-4 run to go up 2-0 in the match, getting good service from Akers, Morgan Simper, a couple of plays from Raley and an ace from La Fleur. Early in the third game, a plethora of aces from Akers put Gonzales up 8-1. Serves from Riefel helped the Lady Eagles close the gap down to 10-8 and Cedar Creek later was within 15-13. I told them when we have an opponent down, we need to put them down and not let them play with us, Payne said. The Lady Eagles got as close as 16-15 before Gonzales went on a 9-0 run on service from Akers and plays from Raley and Glass. The win boosts the Lady Apaches record to 4-4. Gonzales started pool play in the Schulenburg Tournament this morning and also have pool and bracket Allison Raley stretches out to tip the ball over the net during Gonzales win over Bastrop Cedar Creek Tuesday night. Raley had a team-high nine kills in the games on Saturday. match. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Volleyball Roundup Texas State gears up for Gonzales takes third place historic football season at Columbus Tournament
Cannon News Services SAN MARCOS The Texas State football team held its annual media day on Sunday afternoon inside the Sac N Pac Room of the End Zone Complex at Bobcat Stadium. Coaches and players took part in team, individual and group photographs before head coach Dennis Franchione, coordinators Mike Schultz and Craig Naivar, and 11 players on the leadership council met with media. One of the players was junior Tyler Arndt of Cuero, who is competing with Shaun Rutherford for the starting quarterback job. Last season, Arndt made two starts and completed 54 of his 103 passes for 576 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw three interceptions. The competition is good, Arndt said. It gets you to perform at a high level. You focus on what you need to do, and the competition makes you a lot better. Another top returning player is sophomore Craig Mager of Luling. He played and started in all 12 games at cornerback in 2011 and tied a school record for most pass breakups in a single season with 12. Mager also recorded 51 tackles (38 solo) with 1.5 for a loss, and garnered one interception, one quarterback hurry, and one forced From coaches reports The Gonzales volleyball team came in third place of the Silver Bracket at the Columbus Varsity Tournament last weekend. The Lady Apaches opened pool play against East Bernard, falling 1625, 18-25. Next, Gonzales played the host Lady Cardinals, falling in two, 17-25, 14-25. The Lady Apaches finished pool play with a 2-0 (25-19, 25-8) win over Navasota. Gonzales swept Stafford 25-19, 25-12, in the Silver Bracket quarterfinals. The Lady Apaches fell to Hallettsville, 22-25, 24-26 in the semifinals. They took on Weimar in third-place game, winning 25-23, 2522. Gonzales opened the season on Aug. 14 with a 3-0 loss at Georgetown East View. Shiner St. Paul defeated Fayetteville 3-1 (28-26, 2225, 25-18, 25-19). Morgan Long had 11 kills, six digs, one ace; Kourtney Knesek had 13 assists, eight digs, three kills, five aces; Mary Adamek had nine assists, five digs, two aces, one kill; Madison Kurtz had 15 digs; Abby Hull had five kills and five digs; Alexa Schaefer had six digs, three kills, two aces; Katie Denson had three kills, one dig; Jacy Pawelek had three kills, three digs, one ace; Kylie Natal had three digs and Kymberlie Malatek had one dig The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs varsity volleyball team lost to El Campo in the season opener on Aug. 14 3-0 (20-25, 20-25, 16-25). Callie Witte had 18 assists, one kill, one ace, five digs, one block and had 10 points; Reagan Renken had three kills, three digs, a block and four points; Lesley Seidenberger has 12 kills, one ace, three digs, two blocks and one point; Jaccari Hights has two kills, one assist,one block and four points; Latrice Brown had three kills, three blocks and one point; Faith Hagan had two assists, one ace, one dig and six points, and Shelby Pesek had four digs. The junior varsity team swept El Campo 25-17, 2522 and the freshman team won in three, 21-25, 25-15, 25-16. Yoakum took part in the Columbus tournament over the weekend. On Thursday, they opened play with a 25-20, 25-9 win over Freer. Witte had 15 assists, five kills, three aces, six digs and four points; Seidenberger had six kills, four digs and six points; Renken had one kill, one dig and five points; Brown had five kills, two aces and nine points; Hights had two assists, two digs, one kills, two points; Hagan had two kills, one ace, one assist, four digs, three points; Pesek had one ace, one dig and one points, and Lexi Williams had one assist, one dig. Yoakum then dropped their next game to Hallettsville, 12-25, 21-25. Renken had two kills, two digs, four points; Hights had three kills, one dig, one block, two points; Pesek chipped in one dig and one assist; Witte had 17 assists, three kills, two digs and three points;Hagan had two assists, two digs, four points; Brown had five kills, one ace, one dig, one block, two points; Siedenberger had nine kills, two digs, one block and one assist. The Lady Dogs rebounded with a 25-9, 25-14 sweep of Stafford. Pesek had two digs; Hagan chipped in four assists, one kill, one ace and six points; Brown had four kills, two aces, one block, four points; Renken had three kills; Seidenberger had eight kills, five digs, three aces, 12 points; Witte had 11 assists, five digs, two aces, nine points; Hights had one kill, one ace, one block, two points; Williams had three digs. Yoakum played Sweeny in the bracket round, falling 24-26 and 12-25. Witte had one kill, nine assists, six digs, three blocks and one point; Renken had two kills and three points; Seidenberger had five kills, four digs, one ace and four points; Hights had four blocks and three points; Brown chipped in two kills, one block and five points; Hagan had one kills, one ace, five digs. Williams had three digs.

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fumble. Head coach Dennis Franchione talked about how 2012 would be a milestone season for his program. This is a landmark year in Texas State football history, he said. It is our first year in the FBS and our first and only year in the Western Athletic Conference, with the Sun Belt on the horizon. There is so much excitement from our players, our fans, our students and our alums, with what is happening with our university, in so many ways. One of the great things that has happened for us, on the Friday before our players reported, the NCAA changed some rules and we can if eligible qualify to go to a bowl game. I told players that I am going to a bowl, I just hope they get to go with me. I hope they qualify too, but Im going to one no matter what.

Craig Mager
Getting to a bowl game will be a daunting task for the Bobcats, whose schedule includes a seasonopener at Houston and a conference game against Louisiana Tech. Both the Cougars and the Bulldogs received votes in the 2012 AP Preseason Football Poll. Other opponents this year include Texas Tech, Nevada, San Jose State and Navy. This is a tough schedule, Franchione said. It is a good challenging schedule. I like the fact that we have a couple open dates in this schedule. I think that lets us heal physically, emotionally, and mentally because we will have a couple extra days off and a little extra time to prepare. This is a coast-to-coast schedule. We go from San Jose, California to Annapolis, Maryland so its great for our players to get to see a lot of the United States.

Hardaway, TLU set to launch final season as part of ASC

Cannon News Services SEGUIN Texas Lutheran opened its 2012 fall camp with 121 players reporting to campus on Thursday. The group includes 71 newcomers, of which 69 are true freshmen We had a very smooth day in terms of getting these guys in here and getting them checked in, said Danny Padron, TLUs third-year head football coach. This is a great group of players, and we are excited for them and their families that they are here with us. Were ready to go to work. Hardaway of Lockhart, who led the team in rushing in 2011 with 443 yards and five touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 98 yards and three more scores. TLU was picked fifth in the 2012 American Southwest Conference Preseason Football Poll. The program goes into its final season in the ASC before it will transition into the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Bulldogs will kick the 2012 season on Sept. 1 in Sherman with a road game against Austin College. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. from ACs Apple Stadium.

Dominique Hardaway
The Bulldogs hit the George Kieffer Football Practice Field on Friday morning. One of the returning players expected to have an impact this season is running back Dominique

The Flatonia Lady Bulldogs lost to Rice and Sealy in a dual match at Rice Aug. 14. The Lady Dogs fell in four games to Rice, winning the first one 25-23 then losing three straight 25-19, 25-20 and 25-16. Kimberlyn Michalec had five aces, one block; Alanis Ribera had two aces, four assists; Chandler Fike had two aces, six kills, five digs; Abigail Schacherl had two aces, four kills, 18 assists; Katie Steinhauser had seven kills; Meredith Pavlica had five kills, two blocks; Savannah Flood had three kills; Kylie Mica had one kill, and Crystal Rodriguez had one dig. Sealy swept Flatonia 2518, 25-21, 25-11. Flood had one ace; Fike had one ace, three kills, one block and two digs; Steinhauser had four kills; Meredith Pavlica had three kills, four blocks; Michalec had one kill, two digs; Schacherl had one kill, eight assists, two blocks, three digs; Ribera had three assists and four digs; Pavlica had four blocks; Rodriguez had six digs. Weimar swept Hallettsville Sacred Heart 3-0 on Aug. 14. The Indianettes fell to Shiner 3-0 (22-25, 13-25, 13-25) on Tuesday. Sandra Adams had one kill; Jenna Brown had four digs, one kill; Emily Harper had one kill; Amber Labay had one ace and one kill; Robyn Pavlicek had four digs and two kills; Adrienne Klimitchek had four assists, two kills, one ace; Rachel Saulnier had one ace, one dig; Kirsten Heger had eight digs and two aces while Jaycie Orsak chipped in seven digs. We came out and jumped on Shiner playing like we should be playing, head coach Wanda Orsak said. Then in the second game we just slowly fell apart again. We have to find that something that is missing. The loss drops Sacred Heart to 0-7 on the year. Sacred Heart won the freshmen match 22-25, 25-19, 25-14 and the Lady Comanches won the junior varsity match, 14-25, 25-15, 25-23.

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