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Gonzales City Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to an economic feasability study for the JB Wells park complex which could lead to expansion of the facility through private donations. Council matched last weeks vote by the Gonzales Economic Development Corp. board of directors to fund half of an $18,500 study to determine the economic impact to the city of expansion of the park facilities as well as a more detailed analysis of the impact of the Eagle Ford Shale oil

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and gas formation. City Manager Allen Barnes told the council he had been approached by what he termed a citizens committee with an interest in raising private donations to pay for an exposition/community center and a dedicated cutting-horse arena at the city-owned park complex. Several private investors are interested in donating, Barnes said. he said the feasability study will help make donors more comfortable that their donations will have a positive impact. STUDY, Page A4

A former City of Gonzales employee entered a plea of guilty in the 25th District Court on Thursday. Billy Malaer, who served as the citys Parks and Recreation Department Manager, was indicted on Feb. 10 on two counts of tampering with governmental Fourth grade students Trinity Aguero and Lane Miller set a wreath at the base of the Texas Heroes monu- records. He was ordered to ment on Texas Heroes Square Tuesday during observances honoring the 18 men who first took the field at undergo a Pre-Sentencing the Battle of Gonzales on Oct. 2, 1835. More photos from the event, Page A14. (Photo by Dave Mundy) Investigation by the coun-

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tys Department of Community Supervision and is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 25. The other major development from Thursdays court proceedings dealt with cases involving Mario Banda. Banda was indicted on July 11 for one count of deadly conduct for allegedly discharging a firearm while driving at a person in another vehicle, which also JUDGE, Page A4

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The Lynn Theatre will be back in business soon, and its new proprietor says he has been impressed with the enthusiasm hes received from Gonzales about re-opening the classic movie-house. Im totally amazed at the support and response weve had here, said Cliff Anderson, who stopped at Gonzales City Hall on Friday to formally sign the lease for the theater with the Gonzales Economic Development Corp. Ive done a lot of working putting systems in other places, so I like to get in on the ground floor. The theater is expected to officially re-open the first weekend in November, but Anderson plans to stage a special outdoor screening Oct. 20 to say his hello to Gonzales. Gonzales City Council gave its approval Tuesday to close Confedeerate Square across from the theater on Oct. 20 for a special

outdoor screening. We have an inflatable screen, its like 40 feet by 20 feet, and were going to screen Despicable Me, Anderson said. We invite the

community to bring their lawn chairs and their blankets and come have a good time. We hope to make it an annual or bi-annual thing. Anderson said that while

family fare movies will continue to be shown at the theater regularly once its opened, hell also do some experimenting to find the tastes of the local audience.

Family-type films do best, but well play some more adult-type films too, he said. Well experiment to find out what the local public likes.

Cliff Anderson, center, accepts the keys to the Lynn Theatre Friday from GEDC president Nathan Neuse after signing the lease to the historic theater in downtown Gonzales. Joining them are the leasse-signing ceremony are Gonzales Main Street Director Barbara Friedrich, Alfred Espita and Zoey, Kathy Ann Anderson, Mary Anderson, and GEDC Executive Director Carolyn Gibson-Baros. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

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Today in Texas History


October 04, 1876 On this day in 1876, on the recommendation of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Thomas S. Gathright became the first president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (the future Texas A&M University). On the same day, the initial class of 106 students began to attend classes. In the fall of 2000, with 44,026 students, Texas A&M University was the fourth-largest university in the nation.

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Message to Mexican officer Francisco de Castaneda from the citizens of Gonzales, attributed to Joseph Clements, Sept. 30, 1835

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Heroin found in inmates mail

LOCKHART Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel C. Law announced that on September 14, an alert corrections officer at the Caldwell County Jail was inspecting the incoming mail before issuing it out to inmates. He discovered a hidden compartment in a greeting card that held an amount of a brown-colored powdery substance between the layers of the card. Narcot-

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Gonzales Police Report


Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Sept. 24-30: Sept. 24 Reported Assault At 1800 Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1400 Blk Conway Where Several Headstones Were Damaged. If Anyone Has Information In Reference To The Damage Please Contact The Gonzales Police Department. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1800 Blk Church St. Sept. 25 Reported Burglary Habitation At 1500 Blk Gardien St. Reported Assault At 1300 Blk Cavett St. Sept. 26 Vincent Salas Carlin, 50 Of Austin, Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon At 100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Carlos Orland Moreno, 22 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Burglary Habitation And Possession Of Dangerous Drug At 700 Blk St. John St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Theft At 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Burglary Habitation At 800 Blk Seydler St. Sept. 27 Reported Theft At 100 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Injury To A Child At 2600 Blk Winding Way Dr. Sept. 28 Reported Injury To A Child At 1700 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1600 Blk Hickston St. Sept. 30 Reported Runaway At 1200 Blk St. Peter St. Reported Burglary Habitation At 2500 Blk Harwood Road.

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thinking he might have fled. Prosecutors say he bound the woman and sexually assaulted her, then stole her car and drove east on I-10. Weimar Police took up the initial chase on the vehicle,

ics detectives were notified and after a brief investigation, determined that the

substance was 1.4 grams of heroin. Further investigation led narcotics officers to a suspect in San Antonio. Jose Angel Alvarez Jr., 60, was arrested on Friday, September 28 and charged with delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, second degree felony, >1 gram < 4 grams, and was released after posting a $10,000 bond. Further investigation and additional criminal charges are pending.

Gonzales Co. Sheriffs Office Report


Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Report for Sept. 23-29: 09/23/12 Knowlton, Whitney Elizabeth, 12/1987, Seguin. Guadalupe County Warrant Theft Stolen Property >$20K <$100K. Released on $20,000 Bond. Robles, Jimmy Joe, 04/1990, Nixon. Assault causes Bodily Injury Family Violence. Released on $5,000 Attorney Bond. Arriola, Sissy Ann, 09/1991, Gonzales. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Released on $500 Bond. 09/25/12 Silva, Francisco, 12/1983, Nixon. Fail to Identify Giving False/Fictious Information. Public Intoxication. Released on $1,500 Bond. Martinez, Anthony, 02/1988, Nixon. Guadalupe County Warrant Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Transferred to Guadalupe County. 09/26/12 Zavala, Jonathan Natividad, 02/1992, Gonzales. Local Warrant Tamper Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. Released on $2,500 Bond. 09/28/12 Richter, Michael Anthony, 09/1959, Palacios. Commitment/Sentence Driving While Intoxicated 2nd. Released Weekender/Work Release. Mata, Martin David, 12/1972, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Theft Stolen Property <$1, 500 2/More Previous Convictions Count 1. Commitment/Sentence Theft Stolen Property <$1,500 2/ More Previous Convictions Count 2. Remains in Custody. Tillery, Skylar, 12/1981, San Antonio. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Requires $1,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO 09 DPS 04 GPD 05 WPD 02 NPD 04 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 24

LA GRANGE An illegal alien from Honduras has been sentenced to life in prison for the aggravated sexual assault of a Fayette County woman. District Judge Jeff Steinhauser sentenced Christian Leonel Flores-Garcia, 27, of Honduras, to life behind bars for the July 23 attack. Prosecutors said FloresGarcia entered the country illegally on July 19, and four days later, he broke into the home of a woman living near Flatonia and sexually assaulted her. The prosecution maintained the perpetrator had taken a vehicle given to him by the human trafficker who smuggled him into the country the morning of July 23 and then drank heavily while driving, eventually abandoning the vehicle off Interstate 10 between Flatonia and Eagle. Prosecutors say he then broke into one home and stole an unloaded shotgun before kicking in the locked door of the victims house next door. Flores-Garcia allegedly pointed a different gun at the woman when the victim came to check the door,

Gonzales Main Street held their annual Scarecrow Contest judging on Tuesday. The winners of this years contest were: First Place Gonzales Healthcare; Second Place Storey Jewelers; Third Place Johnson Oil Co. Thanks to all the businesses that participated and look for pictures in next weeks edition of The Cannon!

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with officers from a number of agencies joining the pursuit before Flores-Garcia crashed his vehicle near Sealy. The attacker pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault on Sept. 5.

DeWitt Co. Sheriffs Office Report


DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Report from Sept. 20-26 Sept. 20 Arrested Kerri Roepel, 46, of Woodway, Credit Card Abuse (Waco PD), Bond of $2,500, Cuero PD Arrested Robert Briones, 21, of Kennedy, Motion to Revoke/ Burglary of Building, Bond of $10,000, DCSO Arrested Steven Mejias, 20, of Cuero, Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Sept. 21 Arrested Christina Worthington, 33, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Theft by Check > $20=<$500, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Arrested Kyle Powers, 20, of Cuero, Class C/Minor in Possession, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz, Bond of $1,000 PR, Cuero PD Arrested Ricky Thatcher, 48, of Pleasant, Public Intoxication Fine of $ 355 (30 Days to Pay), Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Bond of $ 2,000, DCSO Arrested Rex Armstrong, 52, of Floresville, Drive Not Secured by Seat Belt, Fine of $299 (30 Days to Pay) , Violate Promise to Appear, Fine of $478 (30 Days to Pay), Yorktown PD Arrested Priscilla Cabrera, 25, of San Antonio, Criminal Non Support, Bond of $2,000 Cash, Criminal Non Support, Bond of $2,000 Cash, DCSO Sept. 22 Arrested Hope Rene Houde, 17, of Port Lavaca, Capias Pro Fine / Failure To Attend School, Fine of $513.10, Capias Pro Fine Operate Unregistered Vehicle, Fine of $313.30, CPD Arrested Daniel Marcel Jones, 30, of Yorktown, Illegal Entry, No Bond, CPD Sept. 23 Arrested Jackie Nichole Hahn, 25, of Cuero, Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse (Victoria Co), Bond of $5,000, DCSO Arrested Lekecia Marie Massey, 41, of Yoakum, Parole Violation, No Bond, Yoakum PD Arrested Monica Lecon Carter, 34, of, Cuero, Capias Pro Fine / No Liability Ins, Fine of $476, Capias Pro Fine / No Drivers License, Fine of $241, CPD Arrested Maria Guadalupe Alvarado-Cuevas, 31, of Victoria, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DCSO Arrested Sylvia Hernandez Arellano, 53, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine / Public Intoxication, Fine of $245, Capias Pro Fine / Disorderly Conduct, Fine of $245.00, CPD Arrested Daniel Ortiz, 40, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine / Theft of Property $500-$1,500, Fine of $1,107, CPD Arrested Brittany Hutchinson, 21, of Cuero, Driving while Intoxicated, Bond of $2,000, Driving while License Invalid, Bond of $2,000, DPS Sept. 24 Arrested Moses Galindo, 49, of Cuero, Evading Arrest Detention w/ Previous Conviction, Bond of $2,000, Evading Arrest Detention w/ Previous Conviction, Bond of $5,000, Injury to Child / Elderly / Disable w / Intent Bodily Injury, Bond of $50,000, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Bond of $2,000, Evading Arrest Detention w/ Previous Conviction, Bond of $5,000, Parole Violation, No Bond, CPD Arrested Kelly David Kahanek Jr., 33, of Yorktown, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Bond of $25,000 with Bond Conditions, Yorktown PD Sept. 25 Arrested Martin Ynocio Salas, 31, of Cuero, Criminal Nonsupport, No Bond, Assault Public Servant, Bond of $10,000, CPD and DCSO Arrested Robin Barnette, 41, of Yorktown, Assault Family Violence, Bond of $2,500 with Bond Conditions, Yorktown PD Arrested Leah Rhea, 36, of Yorktown, Violation of Probation/ Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair, Bond of $20,000, DCSO Sept. 26 Arrested Braxton Greathouse, 24, of Shiner, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), Parking in Handicap Spot, Fine of $297.10 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Staton Watson, 32, of Cuero, Motion to Revoke, Driving While Intoxicated Repeat Offender, No Bond, Yorktown PD Arrested Brianna Arocha, 20, of Cuero, Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle, Bond of $2,000, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $ 2,000, DCSO Arrested Roger Orosco, 49, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine/Public Intoxication Sept. 27 Assisted Cuero PD with a disturbance on N Valley Shooting on Cypress Valley Rd Assisted DPS with an accident on FM 238

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Gonzales County members of Relay for Life and cancer survivors gathered at the county courthouse with Judge David Bird to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Gonzales County. Joining the judge at the signing ceremony were (seated) Patricia Farrell, Carolyn harrell, (standing from left) Sherry Callaway, Shirley Pirkle, Juanita Blundell, Donna Koehler, Jane Kifer, Kari Birner and Arline Rinehart. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

GONZALES On Wednesday, September 26, the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. delivered a letter to the Lower Colorado River Authority providing it with formal notice of a breach of contract and requesting that LCRA cure its breach within 30 days. GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer stated, GVEC is a trusted and reputable organization that lives up to its commitments and expects counterparties do the same. LCRAs breach of its agreement with GVEC could subject GVEC to significantly higher electricity costs, resulting in increased electric bills to GVECs members. We are disappointed in the LCRAs actions, and we hope that it will agree to live up to its obligations. GVEC is not alone in its position that the LCRA is

in breach of the contract. Seven other customers of the LCRA have submitted similar lettersthe Cities of Boerne, Seguin and Georgetown; the Kerrville Public Utility Board; Central Texas Electric Cooperative; Fayette Electric Cooperative; and San Bernard Electric Cooperative. Schauer added, LCRA is allowing certain customers to access the competitive wholesale market, but is denying GVEC that same right. LCRAs discriminatory treatment denies GVEC the opportunity to gain significant savings for its membership and price certainty for the future. GVEC alleges that this act of discrimination violates the Uniform Rate Clause in its contract and violates LCRAs statutory obligations. GVEC will not stand idly by and expose its end-users to substantially higher prices and future uncertainty due to LCRAs breach, said Schauer.

Pumpkins on their way

The annual delivery of pumpkins to the Monthalia Pumpkin Patch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m Oct. 13. The patch will be opened from 10 a.m. until dark each day starting Sunday, Oct. 14 and will run through Oct. 31. For details, contact Jackie Gandre at 830-437-5730.

Thompsonville Ladies Club News


Fifteen members of the Thompsonville Ladies Club met at the Community Center on Sept 13th. Nel McClinton, Joyce Rodgers, and Barbara Schroeder served as hostesses for the September meeting. It was a dark, cloudy day and all of us were praying for rain. Sandy VanVelthoven read a passage from the book, Blessings prior to giving thanks for our lunch. The hostesses provided a delicious lunch including a pasta and chicken salad and a Chinese Cabbage Salad. A warm casserole of Chicken Macaroni and Cheese completed the entrees. We had a selection of crackers, chips and dips to choose from. The meal was completed with a selection of desserts, including Jello and fruit salad, Watergate Pistachio Salad, cookies and brownies. Each plate had a number marked on the bottom and the plate owners of the chosen number received a door prize. JoAnn Keck and Dee Rogers had the lucky numbers. Betty Schroeder, President, called the meeting to order and Pat Wenzel, Secretary/ Treasurer, read the Minutes from the last meeting and gave a treasurers report. Both were accepted with no changes. Some of our scholarship winners have not claimed their funds and need to get their paperwork in as soon as possible. A draft of the Thompsonville Club Cook Book was discussed and Betty Schroeder and Virginia Malmstrom were thanked for their many hours of typing and proofing. We hope to have the Cookbook available for purchase at our Annual Chili Supper/ Auction in February 2013, so mark your calendars and plan to purchase several as gifts. On Saturday, Oct. 13th, we will host a garage sale at the Thompsonville Community Center starting at 8 a.m. Some breakfast items and drinks will be available for purchase. On Friday, Nov. 9th, we will host our Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for the community. Serving starts at noon and donations will be accepted for our Scholarship Fund. The meeting was adjourned and we enjoyed a demonstration provided by Mary Kelly. Mary provided pictures of several items made with the pull tabs off drink cans. The tabs were woven together to make braclelets, necklaces, key chains and other decorations. After we finished our craft project, we headed home under the dark skies that promised more rain.

Farenthold to appear

Congressman Blake Farenthold addresses Lavaca County residents at a recent gathering in Shiner. Pictured with Congressman Farenthold is John Devine, Republican candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, Place 4.

Candidate night set


HALLETTSVILLE The Lavaca County Republican Party will host a Candidate Night Forum for voters to get to know the folks running for office in November at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Englein Haus Cultural Event Center in Hallettsville, said Mike Johnson, Lavaca County Republican Party Chairman. This forum will give the citizens of Lavaca County the opportunity to hear from the candidates and their surrogates, ask them questions, and meet them on a one-on-one basis. Highlighting the evening will be an appearance by current U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold. Congressman Farenthold is the U.S. Representative for the 27th Congressional Dis-

trict, which includes Lavaca County. Also among those present will be a representative of Ted Cruz, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, as well as many local, countywide candidates. All Lavaca County citizens are invited to attend. The Englein Haus is located at 115 North Main Street in downtown Hallettsville, on the west side of the Courthouse Square.

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Auditions for the Gaslight-Baker Theatres Christmas Comedy, Dashing through the Snow, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the theater, which is located at 216 S. Main in Lockhart. The play will be directed by Tysha Calhoun and casting will be done for two men and six women. Actors must be available for performance dates of Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 30 to Dec. 15 and on Sunday, Dec. 9. The play takes place in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas on Christmas Eve for the guests and visitors to the Snowflake Inn, a bed and breakfast. It brings renewal, reconciliation, redemption and remarriage. This cast of off-beat characters promises to make you laugh, hoot and holler.

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Sketch of proposed veterans memorial

During Tuesdays Gonzales City Council meeting, Larry Mercer presented the council with a revised conceptual sketch of the proposed Gonzales Veterans Memorial. The memorial would include marble obelisks honoring each of the armed services around the central star and flagpoles. Mercer said the citizens group promoting the memorial has been approved for status as a non-profit and is working on creating a website which will enable veterans and their families to log on and buy bricks for the site, upon which would be engraved the names of veterans.

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KRENMUELLER Navy Seaman Zachary A. Krenmueller recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Krenmueller is a 2009 graduate of Gonzales High School. At boot camp, Krenmueller learned skills in first aid, firefighting, water and ship safety, Naval customs and classroom study with an emphasis on physical training and fitness. GARCIA Navy Seaman Apprentice Geraldo Garcia recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Garcia is a 2012 graduate of Cuero High School. He is the son of Linda M. and Gelasio Garcia, of Cuero. At boot camp, Garcia learned skills in first aid, firefighting, water and ship safety, Naval customs and classroom study with an emphasis on physical training and fitness.

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Local resident Dennis Nesser, during the public comment portion of the meeting, had questioned using city funds on another study when we already have a plan. It sounds like were spending more money on studies and less on action. We already have a plan for JB Wells, Nesser said. I would like to see us get back on track to make that happen. Councilman Gary Schroeder said that he, too, was reluctant to spend money on another study, but said if the study could help move matters forward, hed support it. Its also my understanding that we could jeopardize keeping the big rodeos if we dont have that multi-purpose facility, Schroeder said. I also hear a lot of feedback from the cutters versus the ropers. Barnes said a cutting-horse arena would be advantageous because it would enable the city to stop having to change the dirt in the rodeo arena between events. Cutting horse competitions use a specific mix of soil, while rodeo and other events require a different mix. City crews have to change out those soils between events. The study, combined with a county-level study being conducted by UT-San Antonio and other detailed economic information provided by retail Coach to GEDC, will help the city present a more complete and professional picture to businesses looking to possibly locate in Gonzales, Barnes said. I think this is a very good use of

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taxpayers money, he said. Council also gave its approval to funding another study, this one by the citys engineering firm but unlike the other study, this one is required. Barnes told the council the city is exploring the idea of adding development impact fees, and the study is a legal requirement before such fees can be enacted. Most local governments include impact fees when permitting developments, to cover the costs of infrastructure needed to suppport those developments such as streets, water and sewer and even parks. Gonzales currently has no such fees. Most cities have these fees already, he said. Its a way to put the cost of development back on the developer. Council also approved entering into a 60-day contract with Chris Shuler to operate the concession stand at the rodeo arena at JB Wells. At the end of the period, both council and the operator would have a chance to review the contract before making a one-year deal. Barnes and JB Wells park director Mike Jeffers said that previous concession operators have reported inconsistent receipts. Apparently these vendors are not making a lot of money, he said. Barnes said Shulers company will be using a city-owned computerized register which will allow the city to track all sales. In other action Tuesday, the Council: Approved a new policy on the rental of city-owned tables and chairs.

Residents may still rent the equipment, but only for use at city-owned facilities; Named Larry Wehde to fill the spot on the GEDC vacated when Clarence Opiela resigned after being elected to the city council; Changed the citys budget year start from April 1 to October 1, starting in 2013; Changed the date of the councils November meeting to Monday, Nov. 5; Awarded contracts for the Highway 97 Well project, the Standpipe Project, and for reconstruction of portions of Middlebuster Road and Harborth Street; Rejected the bid of Schmidt & Sons for gasoline and diesel fuel and authorized the contract to be re-bid. Barnes told the council that Fire Chief Keith Schmidt is a principal in the firm, and although the contract was properly advertised, that firm was the only bidder. He said staff wanted to avoid any appearance of impropriety by advertising the contract a second time; Approved an offer by Floyd R. Taylor for a property originally seized by the city for non-payment of taxes in 1994; Authorized the closure of Confederate Square on Oct. 20 for an outdoor movie screening by the new operator of the Lynn Theatre; Authorized the closure of the 400 block of St. Paul St. on Oct. 19 for the 5th Quarter Block Party and on Oct. 28 for a Trunk or Treat celebration, both sponsored by First Methodist Church.

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and was therefore seeking a bond in the range of $30,000 so that Banda could get out of jail and help tend to his three-year old daughter. Assistant District Attorney Michael Mark appeared on behalf of the State, who was vehemently opposed to the reduction. Peschel ruled in favor of Banda and lowered his bond from $150,000 to $25,000. I think the judge listened to what we had to say, said Kendall in responding to Peschels rul-

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trial. I think we have some things in the works that may dispose of the drug case. The deadly conduct case is probably more complex, so at this point its just too early to say. In other court news, the case of Belinda Walker was reset to Oct. 25. Walker was indicted on March 9 on 13 counts of theft of property by a public servant of at least $1,500 but not more than $20,000. The charges stem from a months-long investigation of funds missing within the Gonzales Parks & Recreation Department, the same investigation that led to the indictment of Malaer.

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Orders must be turned in by Nov. 15 and will be delivered or picked up on Dec. 12. For more information, contact Larry Mercer at 830-672-2982 or any other Odd Fellow member. All proceeds will go to benefit the children and organizations that help the children in Gonzales area. The Gonzales Youth Center Bar-B-Que will be held on Sunday Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gonzales Jr. High Cafeteria. The plates will consist of delicious beef brisket, potato salad, beans, and pickles, onions, bread and dessert for only $8. You may dine in or go through the drive-through pick up on St. Louis Street. Ken Hedrick will again head up the fantastic cook team. Tickets are available from any Youth Center member or can be purchased at the event. Any briskets left after 1 p.m. will be sold for $40 and halves for $20. Please plan to eat with us Sunday, Oct. 21 after church and help the Youth Center continue serving our kids. If you would like to help, need tickets or need more information, call Pat Anders at 830-8573483. The Water Protection Association is sponsoring a meeting at The Elks Lodge, located at 1200 Sarah DeWitt Drive in Gonzales. The meeting will be held on Oct. 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and the topic will be on the GBRA Desalination Project. Featured speaker will be Jim Murphy, executive manager of Water Resources and Utility Operations. Gonzales Hermann Sons Lodge #175 will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 at the Hermann Sons Hall. There will be an election of officers for 2013 followed by a meal; members are asked to bring side dishes or desserts. An account has been set up to benefit a wheelchair-bound Gonzales resident recover from a construction accident. Jo Wests gas line was accidentally ruptured on June 20 by a construction company working on a home. I was without gas to cook an hot water for showers for a month and a day,West said, creating a major financial burden. An account has been set up in Wests name at Prosperity Bank to help defray the financial costs. For details, contact her at203-9124. Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sat., October 20, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Gonzales by attending the second annual Pink Ribbon Brunch. There will be great food, fellowship, entertainment, a guest speaker presenting information on

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A barbecue benefit to help defray medical expenses for Caldwell County Sheriffs Deputy Randy Harkey is scheduled 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Rotary Pavilion at Independence Park in Gonzales. Harkey suffered a stroke recently. A barbecue brisket, sausage, beans and German potatoes plate will be available for $7. There will also be a drawing, baked goods sale and more events; tickets in the drawing are $1 each or $5 for six. To purchase tickets in the drawing, contact Brandi Vinklarek at 830-203-0892, Dean Vinklarek at 830203-0692, Mary Irle at 830-203-1154, Debbie Toliver at 830-857-3974, Sanya Harkey at 830-203-0131 or Dorothy gast at 830-931-5712. The Come and Take It Square Dance Club of Gonzales is offering lessons beginning Monday, October 22 from 7 to 8 P. M. Two freeopen house sessions will be held on Monday, October 1 and Monday, October 8 from 7:30 9:30 P. M. These two get-acquainted opportunities will allow prospective students a chance to learn a few basic steps and to meet the friendly dancers. Lessons and open houseswill be held at the First Presbyterian Church, located across the street from the south side of the courthouse in Gonzales, at 414 St. Louis St. Come give it a try. Everyone is welcome! Square-dancing is an enjoyable social form of exercise, appropriate for all ages, teens to seniors. For more information, please call 830-672-7384 or 830-672-9307 or 830-672-3224.

Harkey Benefit

Youth Center BBQ

the latest innovations coming soon with 3D digital mammography, a silent auction and many door prizes. Come dressed in pink, and join family and friends, survivors of any cancer and those still battling at this celebration of hope. Enter the Best Decorated Pink Hat Contest with your creation from home and those attending will vote on their favorites. Tickets are available for a $10 donation that benefits the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life of Gonzales County 2013. For more information, call Shari Johnson at 830857-1200, Rebecca Flores at 512-669-8196 or Janice Williamson at 830-857-5694. Official GED Practice Tests will be offered at the First United Methodist Church in Nixon. Reading and writing tests will be given on Thursday, Oct. 4, with math, science and social studies on Thursday, Oct. 11. Both sessions will run from 5:307:30 p.m. For more information, call the Gonzales Learning and Career Center at 830-672-8291 or send email to glcc@gvec.net. The City of Luling will sponsor Movies in the Park at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Longer Park. The show will be Real Steel. The event is sponsored by the City of Luling, Luling Chamber of Commerce and other local supporters. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this free event. Longer Park is located on South Magnolia Ave and East Bowie St. There will be a benefit fundraiser to defray medical costs for local resident Sherri Hooper at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the American Legion Hall in Gonzales. Hooper suffers from autoimmune disease and began chemotherapy in July. Advance meal tickets are $20 and available Monday through Friday at Gonzales Livestock Market and at Scott Dierlam State Farm Insurance. There will be live and silent auctions as well as a drawing conducted by Gonzales County Go-Texan Committee members. For details, call Lavonne Hayden at 713-560-9764 or Roxie Bean at 830-203-0705, of e-mail sherrisstory@ yahoo.com. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Texas Bonnie Blue Camp #869 and Col. Gustav-Hoffmann 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. The group needs to hear from families who have Civil War soldiers buried there. Both Confederate and Union will be honored. For more information, contact Linda Miller at 210-420-5461. The Delhi Volunteer Fire Department is having their 3rd annual Gun Drawing and Chili Supper on October 27. To purchase your ticket for a chance to win 9 different guns contact a Delhi Fire de-

partment member or call 830-263-1555. We hope you will join us at the Chili cook-off & supper from 4-6pm on October 27th. TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers preschool 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 Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and non-residents 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. 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 Willmann at 830-857-1109 or send email to gwillmann@gvec.org, or Gerri Lawing at 830-857-1207 or glawing@gvec.org. 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. Flex & Tone is held every Tuesday and Thursday, 11-11:45 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.

Head Start

CATI Square Dancers

GED Practice Tests

Violence shelter

WPA meeting

Movies in the Park

Toastmasters meet

The Gonzales Livestock Show Association recently announced its show requirements. To be eligible for the Gonzales Livestock Show: all exhibitors must be members of Gonzales 4-H or FFA prior to November 1; and exhibitors and a parent/guardian must attend one drug residue avoidance class. Classes will be held at Gonzales High School cafeteria on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. Updates may be acquired by visiting the new Gonzales Livestock Show Association Facebook page and Show rules may be picked up at the County Agents office. Lamb and goat validation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10th at J.B. Wells Showbarn. The times are from 5-6 p.m. for Lambs and from 6-7 p.m. for Goats. All market and breeders must validate at this time. The Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38 I.O.O.F. is now taking orders for their annual Smoked Meat Sale. Chickens (about 3 lbs.) will sale for $8 each, sausage (3-lb. packages) will sale for $11, turkeys (8-10 lbs.) will be available for $22 each and ham (5-6 lbs.) for $26 each.

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Hermann Sons

Hooper Benefit

Benefit donations

Parkinson Support Group

SCV to meet

Free Exercise Programs

Smoke Meat sale

Pink Ribbon Brunch

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The Gonzales Community African American Interface Church Scholarship Fund will hold its monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Union lea Baptist Church. The group meets the first Thursday of each month. For the fifth consecutive year, the Presbyterian Church of Gonzales will showcase its 1925 pipe organ with a concert during the Winterfest celebration. The free concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Visiting organist Paul Keith of Austin will perform a selection of classical and modern pieces. Refreshments follow the event. For more information, call the church office at 830-672-3521.

Interface Scholarship

Free organ concert

Specialty Physician Outpatient Clinic


Audiology
Helen Ross, Hearing Specialist (830) 372-2237

Neurosurgery

Byron D. Neely, M.D., P.A. (979) 968-6500

Pulmonology

John Holcomb, M.D. (210) 692-9400

Cardiology

Urology

William Craig, M.D. (830) 672-3845

Robert Ryan, III, M.D. (830) 379-8491

Surgery

Dermatology

Oncology

Kathleen Koerner, DO, MS (830) 672-8502 Lino Oballo (830) 672-8502

Vicente Quintero, M.D. (866) 624-8026

Rohit Kapoor, M.D., P.A. 210-655-0075

Neonatology

Ophthalmology

Marisol Ortiz, M.D. (361) 575-0681

Joseph Kavanagh, M.D. (830) 379-3937

Located at Sievers Medical Clinic: Ear, Nose, & Throat Disorders


Michelle Cummins, M.D. (361) 551-2565 Jennifer Hennessee, M.D. (830) 379-0299

El Centro Cristiano Agua Viva (The Christian Center of Living Water) of Waelder will be hosting a Womens Conference titled We Can Do It Lord by Your Grace. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the center, located at 1012 Highway 90E in Waelder. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a Continental Breakfast. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch being served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Chris Porter at 830-328-2672 or Vickie Mica at 830-305-6789 or 830-788-7122.

Womens Conference

Nephrology

Azhar M. Malik, M.D. (361) 576-0011

Orthopedics

Neurology

G. Steven White, M.D. (830) 379-9492 Trent Twitero, M.D. (830) 379-9492

Praveen Thangada, M.D. (830) 303-1819

Podiatry

Gynecology
Stephanie Kodack, M.D. (830) 672-8502

Terri Quebedeaux, D.P.M., P.A. (830) 672-7581

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Now that were in the last month before the presidential election, the Far Left is really ramping up the rhetoric. Most of us are used to hearing the shrill barbs by now, but in these final days before the voting theyll likely kick up the volume so much itll be like those trunkthumpers that circle Apache Stadium every Friday night making all that noise for no other reason than to disturb the peace. At the heart of the rhetoric, of course, is that those of us opposed to the Far Lefts agenda including but not limited to Republicans are extremists and conspiracy nuts who are no longer interested in compromise for the public good. In one respect, theyre right. The days of compromise are over because weve just about compromised all our freedoms away. Any more compromise for the public good and well all be in little better shape than the millions liberated by Vladimir Lenin. But the Lefties realize that a large segment of the population doesnt pay enough attention to whats going on to actually be able to analyze debates and facts.

Far Left ramps up the shrill warbling for the election


Dances with Chihuahuas

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The Cannon General Manager
Fuzzy Math, Inventive Spelling and revisionist history all of which have been utter and complete failures. (And that doesnt even count the political indoctrination spawned by DoE bureaucrats, such as teaching kids that mancaused global warming is real and its up to the United States and only the United States to correct that by getting rid of our manufacturing capabilities.) But eliminate the DoE? Heaven forbid, that would be racist! Why would anyone oppose education? The latest shrill warble, of course, is that it is racist to require someone to present an approved identification card when voting, that there is no proof of widespread voter fraud. The fact that Florida counted the votes of 150,000 dead people a couple of years back, or that South Carolina had 50,000 dead people voting in this years Democratic primary, I guess thats not proof. Ditto with having 2.1 million votes cast in South Texas in the 2008 primaries when there were only 1.2 million registered votes. I wont even list the hundreds

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Theyre simply not self-educated enough to be able to cast an intelligent vote. Instead, theyll follow the herd and the herd will follow whoevers shouting the loudest. All they have to do is throw a few special labels into the screaming and it will stick. Take the word racist, for example. While history has proven that federal social programs have done more harm than good to our minority communities by eliminating incentive and responsibility, anyone opposed to increased social programs is a racist. For example, weve poured hundreds of billions of federal dollars into public education since 1968 and it hasnt done a lick of good. The U.S. Department of Education has given us Outcomes-Based Education,

of documented vote-fraud cases we have seen over the last few years from voter fraud by mail to reports of a busload of Austin residents all claiming homeownership of a vacant lot in Waelder to not one, but TWO Democratic congressional candidates who have been found voting in two different states in the same election. That would be racist. I just wonder how these folks who cant seem to procure a pictured ID to vote seem to be able to find one to sign up for Obamacare or their free governmentissued Obamaphone or to cash checks in order to buy alcohol, tobacco and medications? And where were the Lefties protests when the NAACP required a picture ID card to be admitted to listen to a speech by Eric Holder? Then theres the bold assertion the Lefties are making that theyre not socialists. Thats partly true; most of them are doing quite well with the capitalist system, they just want socialism for the unwashed masses they look down their noses at. The Far Left claims its merely coincidence that their President has been the protege and con-

fidante of a number of noted socialists, communists and terrorists like Bill Ayres and Frank Marshall. The fact that their Progressive Messiah even said, I believe in redistribution of wealth, thats just extremist conspiracy nuts talking. Forty-six million Americans are now on food stamps. Thats nearly one in six. And the Far Leftist government we have is working hard to get even more people (including our non-citizens) involved in free government programs. Now, a Bush-era program to help our most fragile citizens obtain phone service so they can report emergencies is being massively expanded coincidentally, in a presidential election year. Do you have your Obamaphone yet? There are some crazy tales out there on the Internet. Bush brought down the Twin Towers and the Air Force is seeding the sky with drugs tales are about as wild as you can get. But there are a lot of others that sound equally crazy ... until you get past the Lefts impassioned name-calling and realize theyre for real.

How conservative is a conservative Democrat?


Ryan Guillen, who is running for re-election to Texas State House District 31 from Rio GrandeCity, considers himself a conservative Democrat. It is important in Texas, a staunchly red state, that politicians identify themselves in some form or fashion as conservative But we should ask our. selves how conservative can a Democrat be, and how conservative is Guillen? In the early 1970s, when Republicans were rare in Texas, conservative Democrats ruled the state. Most state elected officials like Lyndon Johnson and John Yance Garner conservative Democrats who support states rights, and oppose federal intervention in the state. Conservative-liberal battles within the Democratic Party reached a peak in 1968 with the Chicago convention riots. It was Mayor Richard Daley, a conservative Democrat, who turned the police loose on liberal protestors, and turn off the microphone inside the convention when liberals tried to speak. That convention was the beginning of the end of conservative leadership in the Democratic Party. Todays Democratic Party is far more liberal than anything LBJ, Garner, or Daley could have imagined. The spectacle of the vote by delegates at recent Democratic convention when the God and Israel were inserted into the Partys platform showed how liberal Democrats have become. And so given the Democratic Partys national liberal agenda, we should ask Ryan Guillen and other Democratic candidates in Texashow conservative are you? Do you support or oppose gay marriage? Do you support or oppose the expansion of the EPAs regulations that affect Texas energy industry? Do support more money for public schools or vouchers for parent? Do you support enforcing immigration laws and securing the border as the first phase of immigration reform? Do you support states rights and the 10th amendment? Do you support school prayer? Do you support the HHS mandate that forces religious health providers to provide contracep-

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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.

tive medication and to perform abortions? Do you support more drilling in Texas and the U.S. for energy? Do you believe in free enterprise and less federal regulations? Do you support the Voter ID law passed by the Texas state legislature? Do you believe in special rights for minority groups, including affirmation action? These are some questions that, if answered honestly, can help determine how conservative or liberal Guillen and other Democrats in South Texas really are. Conservatives cannot let Texas and America become as liberal as the Democratic Party has become. Look at what has happened socially and fiscally to California. Texas voters must ask all candidates to answer questions on their positions honestly, and not let them hide behind the phrase it all depends. America was once a nation where many political ideas could intermingle. However, when you have the delegates of a political party loudly opposing the use of the word God in their platform, then that party has moved beyond liberal. If Texas is going to stay a conservative state, Guillen and other conservative Democrats must make their positions on social and economic issues known to the votersnow. And so we must ask Guillen how conservative are you, really? George Rodriguez is President of the South Texas Political Alliance.

The 47 percent gaffe: Country Club politics


The best defense of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romneys instantly notorious 47 percent remarks at a May fundraiser is that he made a bad point badly. Romney mixed up three separate groups: the roughly half the country that will inevitably support President Barack Obama, the half that doesnt pay federal income taxes and the half that receives government benefits. Then he declared them all a collective lost cause. He will never win them over, or convince them to take responsibility for their lives. Next question. In reality, these are distinct categories. Many Obama supporters are rich. We can be certain the attendees at the presidents recent fundraiser with Beyonce and JayZ in New York City have hefty tax bills. Meanwhile, many of Romneys supporters -- especially the elderly -- dont pay federal income taxes and receive government benefits. The contention is that if people arent paying federal income taxes, they are essentially freeloaders who will vote themselves more government benefits knowing that they dont have to pay for them. As conservative writer Ramesh Ponnuru has pointed out, theres no evidence for this dynamic. It is true that the number of people without a federal-incometax liability is up; it was just 28 percent in 1950. It is mainly the poor, seniors and lower-income families with children who dont owe income taxes. The poor lean heavily Democratic, but thats always been so. Seniors, on the other hand, have been swinging Republican, and theres no indication that families with children are becoming more liberal. Many workers who dont pay federal income tax pay other taxes, including the payroll tax. Just 18 percent of tax filers escape both the income and payroll taxes. People who arent paying income tax dont think of themselves as freeloading takers. An April Gallup poll found more dis-

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content with taxes among people making less than $30,000 than any other income group. The deeper problem with the 47 percent argument is that it is right-wing Elizabeth Warrenism. Warren wants to tax rich people as a statement of our patriotic commitment to one another; some conservatives evidently want to tax the poor and seniors for the same reason. If you arent paying taxes -- or arent paying enough -- you are a subcitizen. How does this look in the real world? If a couple earning $35,000 with two kids has no income-tax liability thanks to various exemptions, deductions and credits (the child tax credit has been especially important in removing families from the rolls), how much should we tax them to get them to shape up and fly right? How much do they have to pay the Internal Revenue Service to learn a lesson in basic civics? This tendency represents a backdoor return to Country Club Republicanism, with the approval of part of the Republican base. Fear of the creation of a class of takers can slide into disdain for people who are too poor -- or have too many kids or are too old -- to pay their damn taxes. For a whiff of how politically unattractive this point of view can be, just look at the Romney fundraising video. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a song lyric penned by local resident Joe Gaber which he thought might be highly appropriate for this years Come and Take It observances:

In Your View
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Eighteen men stood, For what they deemed good. Knowing they all may fall. Where their battle cry Has rang out through time. Where their merits are cherished in hearts like mine. In Glorious Gonzales. Now again today , They want to take away, The liberties , That made this Nation great. They best not forget , That in the Lone Star State We do things , A little differently. So may God Bless the Brave of Gonzales , And the Fightin boys of Ol San Antone Let Em be lights in times of darkness , To those of us whom the Truth has known.

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It Better Be Worth Your Life


Wisdom is crying , Out from the roof tops. Who here will hear Her call? The machine of slavery, Will not Stop Until its enslaved us All.

But Freedom rings loudly , Through out the land In which Her people , Have the courage to stand. Its happened before , It can happen again. Lets take a look back , At when it happened in... Most Glorious Gonzales Where Come & Take It says it all.

So one more time , Let us tip our hats Raise our voices and our Glass... To Most Glorious Gonzales Where Come & Take It says it all, Where Free men stood For what they deemed good. Knowing they all may Fall. Where their battle cry Will ring out through time. If I die itll be while holding the Line. In Glorious Gonzales Where that Cannon Will Forever Fly Most Glorious Gonzales If you want it , Come and Take It But it better be worth your life If you want it , Come and Take It But know its damn sure worth Mine!

Challenging Obama, protecting freedom


Do you think Texas is spending too much suing President Barack Obama? Think again. It comes as no surprise that big-government advocates criticize the two dozen lawsuits Texas has filed against the Obama administration during the past four years. Some people actually prefer bigger and more government as a solution to everyday problems. Our lawsuits threaten that model by enforcing the Constitution to limit a federal government that is expanding too far and reaching too deep into our lives and our pockets. The only surprise is the line of attack chosen by the critics. They claim that our lawsuits challenging Obamacare, fighting illegal overreaching by the EPA and defending laws passed by the state of Texas have cost $2.5 million and are a waste of taxpayer money. The critics sidestep the obvious: As attorney general, it is my duty to represent the state in court whenever its laws or sovereignty are challenged. My office is fulfilling that duty in all of these legal actions. But, more to the point, legal action by my office has benefited the bottom line for Texas taxpayers. Consider just two of the actions weve filed against the Obama administration. Part of the lawsuit filed by Texas against Obamacare challenged Congress authority to force Texas to spend even more money on government-run health care. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed that Congress violated the Constitution and ruled that Texas doesnt have to spend the money required by Obamacare. According to state health officials, the savings to taxpayers from that one ruling alone could amount to over $10 billion during the next decade. Similarly, one of our recent victories against the Obama administration did more than just stop the EPA from violating

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Greg Abbott is the Attorney General of Texas.

If your prayers are not being answered, consider the reasons


If your prayers are not being answered consider these reasons why 1. Are you saved? Salvation is a god-given gift to those who proclaim belief in Jesus as the only way to gain eternal life. The bible states in Romans 10:9-10,13 If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. If you have never done this, then God is under no obligation to come to your aid. Why? You have not been adopted into His family; therefore, you are not legally His child. Christ is the only mediator to God, and accepting Him as your Savior gives you the adoption papers required to put you under Gods protection and authority; salvation gives you direct access to God. Until then, the only prayer God hears from the unsaved man or woman is the prayer of repentance and petition for salvation. Satan has the authority to rule over your life until you confess your need for a Savior. Without Jesus in your life you wont be able to fight against temptation and your prayers for relief wont be answered. 2. Sin always separates us from God. How can your prayers be answered when you have willingly closed the door to God? Think of it this waylight and dark cant occupy the same space at the same time. Sin is spiritual darkness. God is light. Gods presence is absent while we are living in a state of spiritual darkness. If He is absent in your life how can He hear you?

Love, Eloise
Eloise Estes
If you want your prayers to be answered you must admit that youve been doing something wrong and repent. Which, by the way, is not a matter of saying: Oh, Im so sorry and then do the same thing again tomorrow. Repentance is sincere regret for grieving God; its turning away from what youve been doing wrong, and making a real commitment to continue going in the right direction. Seek out what God says in the Bible regarding what is right and follow those guidelines. Study scripture daily so that you will know the things that should be avoided. Then do everything in your power to stay away from the things that will cause you to yield to temptation again. 3. What god are you serving? God clearly states in scripture that He wants to be lord in our lives. Idol worshipers are out of Gods earshot. Whatever your mind is continually focused on is the thing that has your full devotion. Do you place God above your spouse, your children, your church family, your job and your own interests? Prayer is hindered when our pride, a person, a thing, or even a spiritual experience is made a priority over God. 4. If you have not forgiven others for what they have done to you-whether intentionally or not-your prayers will not be answered. Scripture tells us to forgive others so that God will forgive us. Forgiveness puts us in the right spiritual position to receive His at-

tention. 5. What is it you are asking God to give you? A good Father who loves His children wants the best for them. What you are praying for may be a good thing; but, it may not be in your best interest. The last thing God wants is to give you something that will harm you or keep you from what He knows is best. 6. What are the motives behind your prayers? God doesnt want you to have anything that will keep you away from a closer relationship with Him or from the purpose He has for us. 7. The time may not be right for what you want. Are you ready to handle what you are asking God to give you? If you are experiencing problems due to your own faulty decision making, you are not ready for all that can be yours. Deal with the issues in your life that are causing your problems so that you can mature into the person God intended you to be. When God sees you can handle a little, He will give you more. 8. The answer to prayer is often delayed because there is a very real battle being fought against us. The devil and his army are fighting hard to keep us from fulfilling our divine purpose. When your request is in Gods will for your life it will happen. Dont expect an answer to come immediately, just trust that it will come. Review this list again. If you are sure you are saved; if you have repented and are committed to obeying God, and if your motives are good, then be patient. Stay focused on God and keep praying until you see it come to pass. love, eloise www.loveeloise.net

the law. It also saved more than 500 jobs and protected Texans access to reliable electricity which was jeopardized by the EPAs draconian regulations. These savings are on top of our ongoing efforts to help Texas taxpayers. During the same four-year period, our office has recovered an additional $750 million through our other legal actions and collected more than $12 billion in child support. Critics may agree or disagree with our legal actions, but they cant say they havent been a bargain for taxpayers. Saving billions of dollars and hundreds of jobs is exactly the kind of return on investment taxpayers deserve. It is far better than the $5 trillion that has been heaped on the federal debt by Washington during the past four years. More important, when Texas challenges the federal government, its about more than money. Its about principles fundamental principles enshrined in the Constitution and recently reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court when it said: The national government possesses only limited powers; the states and the people retain the remainder. The independent power of the states serves as a check on the power of the federal government. Defending the constitutional principles that have made the United States truly exceptional: Thats priceless. This column first appeared in the Dallas Morning News on September 26, 2012.

Camps, retreats for treating PTSD


If you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), organizations around the country have created camps and retreats just for you. In many cases, your family is invited, too. Here are a few examples: --In Washington state, Project New Hope Washington (www.projectnewhopewa.org) has a camp-style weekend retreat run by Lions Clubs volunteers. Professional counselors are on hand, and recreation activities are provided that help with coping techniques. The goal is to facilitate re-integration back into the family and community. This camp is free, including meals and accommodations. --In New Mexico, there are National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center retreats run by the Department of Veterans Services. You must

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have a diagnosis of PTSD from the Department of Veterans Affairs to attend these are seven-day retreats, which are for individuals and couples (www.dvs.state.nm.us/ wellness_retreats.html or call 575-595-1971). --The Kieve Veterans Camp on the coast of Maine has two mid-winter camps as well as during summer. In January 2013, there is a women-only camp. The family camp runs in April. (The Vietnam Only camp session in December is already full.) Depending on the season, activities can include fishing, canoeing, hiking, sledding, outdoor games, yoga, pottery, ropes course, climbing, ice-fishing, snow-

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shoeing, cross-country skiing, massage, arts and crafts, woodworking and fireside chats. To apply online, go to kieve.org/veterans and click Application, or call 207-5635172. (Be sure to ask when you call: It appears that a diagnosis of PTSD isnt necessary.) To find a camp in your area, go online and Google veterans retreats PTSD. Then try it again with your state listed. If youre interested in exploring what a camp or retreat can do for you, contact the camps and ask about services they offer. Dont wait until the last minute. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail. com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

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First Assembly of God


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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

Episcopal

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

Evangelical

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

Catholic

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7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Church

Non-Denominational
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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

Palestine

Baptist

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

Lutheran

Bread of Life Ministries


613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church


CR 210 off FM 1116

Presbyterian

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

Methodist

201 S Congress Nixon

Stratton Primitive Baptist


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Messianic Judaism

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Well this has been an exciting week for lots of the country folks. Most of us have gotten rain in some form or shape. A few got a little some hail and twisters. The weather has cooled off and turned out to be beautiful in between rainy spells. Our Apache Marching Band was on the receiving end of pouring down rain at the Pre-UIL contest at East Central High School in San Antonio on Saturday. However, they still won best in Color Guard, Percussion, and Drum Major. Go to the Apache Band Boosters Facebook page to look at those fabulous trophies. You will also find other information there as to dates of happenings this week. After you get through this weekends activities of Come and Take It, then you have a week to rest up and get ready to attend the Leesville Country Fair. It will be Saturday, October 13th, at the Leesville Methodist Church grounds under the big covered pavilions, come rain or come shine. This benefits the upkeep of the Leesville Cemetery and the surrounding buildings. It also provides a scholarship for graduating local seniors. There will be games for the youngsters. There are all kinds of food to be bought to satisfy your appetite. The Kerr Creek Band will be there for your listening pleasure. There is a live auction and a silent auction. In the live auction one of the quilts that the Happy Quilters have labored over and stuck their fingers with pins and needles will be on the auction block. The other quilt and pillow shams is in its own raffle. Then there is the store with jellies etc. I heard that someone had made some table runners. Bring your camera, your money, and meet your friends and long lost cousins about 10am or so and join in the

Way to go, Apache Band!


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fun. 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, Jesse Esparza; Bill and Marie Lott, Sarge Dunkin; Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Velma and Bobby Bullard; Mildred ONeal, Melda Rios, Aunt Frances Gandre, Shirley and Glenn Mikesh; Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Charlie, Landis, Gene Robinson, Keith Glass, Timothy Black, Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Linda Nesloney, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Tony Black, Noreen Soefje, Harold Pape, Lanny Baker, Flo, Norman Wundt, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Case Martin, Marguerite Williams, Shirley Dozier, the family of Juanita Dubose; our military and their families, And Thank You God for the wonderful rain. The Henry Soefje Family had their family reunion this last Saturday. Ceretta and Tommy Daum stopped and talked with Will when he was working over at Palmetto Park. They were having the reunion in downtown Ottine so it was on their way into the big city. I hope that Corrina Soefje Walker made it. They thought that she was going to be able to attend. That family is something else. They have the most fun that you can ever imagine. Justin Klosel is doing some better. We just need to keep praying. Jamie Wilson had another back pro-

cedure done. These backs can really hurt. They have so many more things that they can do to help them now. Gene Robinson was really having a good time last Saturday night over at Belmont Social Club. He came in to eat and he enjoys talking to everyone. That is half the fun of going out to eat is to see your friends and neighbors. Sandra Zoboroski had a birthday this week and guess where Mr. Johnny took her out to eat. He took her out to eat at the Belmont Social Club. Also we need to wish Lucille Lester, Brenda Downey, Patsy Stamport, and Cathy Vorphal a big Happy Birthday. We had a lot of glad and happy parents the first week of October. Lola and Wade Wilsons cat Jon Boy came in with a huge swollen foot. Lola said that poor Jon Boy was a sick kitty for a couple of days. Thank goodness it did not look like a rattlesnake bite but they still dont know what bit him. He was sick and threw up, ran fever, and Josie took care of him the whole time. Samson nearly killed himself the other day by trying to go through the glass on the window. He was zoned in on a bird outside the window and his tail in high twitching speed. Poor Samson has not had very good luck with anything here lately. He wasnt paying attention to where I was walking and I stepped on his tail with all my weight. I had to do some swift apologizing to Samson. Dililah came up and licked him all over and soothed his feelings. It is weird how these female cats take care of their male counterparts. Even though I apologized to Samson, he still glared at me for the rest of the evening. Have a good time at Come and Take It and God Bless.

Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Morgan, of Gonzales, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bethany Blaine, to Taylor Lane Davis, son of Ms. Connie Davis and Mr. Mike Davis, both of Gonzales. Blaine will be a spring 2013 graduate of Texas Lutheran University receiving a Bachelors degree in Education and will be doing her student teaching this spring at East Avenue Elementary in Gonzales. Taylor is employed by Morgan Bulk, Inc. and recently started his own business, First Shot Sawmill. A November 24th wedding is being planned at the First United Methodist Church. The couple will make their home in Gonzales.

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Catholic Daughters News


Fr. Pete Roebucks Catholic Daughters Court 2140 2012 met September 25, 2012 at St. James Parish Hall. A meal prepared by Pam Parker, Debra Aleman, Suzanne Benes and Rene Singleton was enjoyed after the Blessing led by Regent Suzanne Benes. The Regent began the meeting with a prayer led by Bonnie San Miguel and the Pledge of Allegiance. During the meeting, the Pro-Life Prayer and the prayer for the Armed Service Persons were said. There are currently 88 members. Kennon Brunkenhoefer stated the Heights bingo had a good crowd and also on the birthday event at the Texan. Bingo will be held the first week of Oct. She also stated that 2 funeral meals were served. Delores Siegel sent Sympathy Cards to members and Lawren Kridler received 5 Memorials. The Education Contest themes for this year are Jesus is Reflected in Me and My Life is a Reflection of Good. The local entry deadline is Feb. 1, 2013. The winners are then entered in the state contest. The Shiner CDA Court is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a Mass and a meal on Oct. 21st. Our Court members have been invited. The Telephone committee was thanked for calling about the Elsie Spitzenberger Rosary and Pam Parker was thanked for leading the 3rd Sunday Rosary. Memorial Service for members deceased this year will be held on Nov. 11th. The Court will fit boxes for service personnel and will welcome monetary donations. CDA State Convention committee is asking for items for convention registration fees. As our contribution, our Court is ordering small crosses on which will be engraved with the words Unity and Charity. These crosses will be placed on cards with our Court name. Suzanne Benes won the door prize. Our group picture will be taken at the next meeting on Oct. 23rd at 5:30 p.m. Connie Kridler will do the prayer. It will be a salad supper.

Pilot Club News


By CAROL DUBOSE
Special to the Cannon

Pilot Club President Scottie Baker welcomed and introduced the Texas District Governor of Pilot International, Verlene Mikulenka to our meeting Wednesday, September 26th. Mrs. Mikulenka, a member of the Victoria Pilot Club, has been a Pilot for 37 years and has served in nearly all the offices on local and District levels. She spoke to Gonzales Pilots about recent changes in Pilot International policies and described new criteria for beginning new Pilot

Clubs. All this is essential because civic clubs such as Pilot Club provide great amounts of civic service in communities, making advantages for every citizen and especially the youth as they learn the tenets of becoming a civil servant while members of the youth division Anchor Clubs. Mrs. Mikulenka is fond of Gonzales, our history, the record of the Gonzales Pilot Club, now in its 39th year of service. She reported on new fund raisers invented by an Anchor Club which has already netted them a sizable amount of dollars and related there are 5 new Pilot and Anchor

clubs being formed at present. She encouraged Gonzales Pilots by saying You have a strong Club ... Keep up the spirit ... Gonzales Pilots are making a difference Pres. Scottie Baker, showing our appreciation, presented a lovely gift basket of personal items. Under anouncements, Pat Anders-Ryan told of the mid day October 21st Gonzales Youth Center fund raiser Barbecue to be held at GJH Cafeteria, featuring delicious plates for $8.00. Entertain your friends at Gonzales Pilot Club President-elect Dr.Cindi Jackson, Texas District Governor lunch without lifting a fin- Verlene Mikulenka, Gonzales Pilot Club President Scottie Baker and Pilot Club ger and enjoy the barbecue Treasurer Pat Heinemeyer on the occasion of the Clubs Official Visit, Wednesday of champion Ken Hedrick. noon 26th September.

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GCA students visit The Cannon


The Cannon office was recently visited by members of the Pre-Kindergarten class of Grace Christian Academy. The young students took a tour of the facility and learned the basics of how a newspaper works. Pictured (from left) are Cannon business manager Dorothy Gast, Cannon advertising director Debbie Toliver, Audrey Thibodeaux, Keatyn Barfield, Raegan Barfield, Slayden Boehm, Tenley Matias, Cason Dement, Michael Macy and GCA teacher Mary Tomas. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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NIXON Theres a faction of folks in these parts whod like to see southern Gonzales County become the final resting place for the notorious western outlaw John Wesley Hardin known for being so mean, he once shot a man for snoring. Jarrod Birminghams a much more peaceable guy. He carries a six-string instead of a six-shooter. But hes definitely an outlaw. Birmingham will bring his outlaw-country sound to the 24th annual Wild Hog Cookoff and Ranch Rodeo Oct. 19-20 at the NixonSmiley Livestock Show barn in Nixon. Brimingham will be the featured entertainer for Saturdays 9 p.m. dance. The concert is free with gate admission of $10, or $5 for youth 5-12. DJ Richter and Texxas will open for Birmingham, announced this week as a late replacement for The Pale Horses. Fridays show features another local favorite, the Hole in the Floor Band. Birminghams 2006 CD, No Apologies, spawned a No. 1 single and earned the country music outlaw a top 10 spot in the Best Of Texas Top 30 songs of the year. Since then, hes become a major force on the Texas music scene. He has been compared to Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams, Jr. and producer Eric Paul described the country traditionalist as the first real singer of the 21st century. Humbled by the accolades, Birmingham attributes his pure and gritty musical style to his true grit life style. I believe that country music should reflect the common people, says Birmingham. Thats pretty much my mission statement, to stay grounded in the knowledge that Im a blue collar individual, a country boy. There are a lot of people out there like me, and Id like to be their voice. This South Texas native is no manufactured hat act. Birmingham is a former professional bullrider who has enough pins, plates and screws in his body to make it difficult to pass an airport scanner, Birminghams music is

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steeped in stark realism. I never really quit riding bulls, he laughs. The music just sort of took over. But, what you see is what you get when you deal with me, and that is how I want to come across through my music. Critics agree that Birmingham indeed delivers on record and on stage. One of the best reviewed acts of 2006, he has been described as refreshing, rough & tumble, and a true Texas treasure. This year the Nixon-Smiley event is the last qualifying Ranch Rodeo on the San Antonio Ranch Rodeo Finals circuit. Grounds admission is free on Friday. No alcoholic beverages are allowed into the arena. Fridays events will feature the Womens Ranch Rodeo starting at 7 p.m. events will include a wild pig race, steer branding, steer mugging and wild cow milking. Fridays cook-off events include the judging in the margarita and salsa categories as well as barbecue sauce. Saturday kicks off with the 5K Wild Hog Run/ Walk starting at 7 a.m. Kids games begin at 8 a.m., with an auction set for noon. The Wild Pig Races are scheduled for 1 p.m., followed by the mens ranch rodeo kicking off at 4 p.m. Saturday will also see judging in an array of categories: barbecue pork ribs, barbecue pork other than ribs, chicken, brisket, pinto beans, dutch oven desserts and a surprise division.

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Gonzales High Schools Apache Theatre Department is currently in rehearsals for their fall production, Leaving Iowa. The play opens October 28th at 2 p.m. and the follow up performances with be on November 3rd at 7 p.m. and November 4th at 2 p.m. Leaving Iowa is a hilarious, sentimental comedy about the adventure of family vacations. Everyone can relate to this comedy and many of the colorful characters they meet on their journey down the old American highway. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students, and will be available from Gonzales High school or the box office. Pictured are: Kaylauni Luedtke as the Mom, Adrian Buesing as Young Don, Sydney Floyd as Sis, and Layne Becker as the Dad. (Courtesy photo)
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9-10:30 p.m., following Gonzales The Pale Horses and national recording artists The Bellamy Brothers. For our generation of songwriters, he is the Townes Van Zandt, the songwriters songwriter, says Randy Rogers, lead singer of the popular Randy Rogers Band. I believe his place in the Hall of Fame is in stone. The places I have been fortunate enough to play all had Robert before anybody else. There was no scene until Robert created it. His formula works. Period. Its because of Keens confidence in his work that he had the courage to abandon his tried-and-true formula while making his new Lost Highway album and 16th release, Ready for Confetti. As a result, he has produced one of the finest albums of his career, and likely the most approachable one as well. He tackles such universal themes as losing love, living the best possible life and transcending this world into other spiritual realms. Almost everything about Ready for Confetti is different for Keen, from some of the songs shorter lengths (likely considered sacrilegious in the past) to the songs topics and attitudes and his method of songwriting. I always said that I never write on the road because its too sterile and Im too tired, says Keen,

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As singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen has built a reputation as one of the nations finest musical storytellers, he has been guided by several selfimposed rules and traditions that are often the antithesis of music industry standards. Its a formula that has worked well for Keen since he began performing in 1981 and paving the way for a generation of songwriters and performers who make a living on the road. He paints musical portraits that are as vivid as sunsets over the great Southwest and stories that are as compelling and timeless as Cormac McCarthy novels. But what separates the Americana music pioneer from other songwriters is that he matches this lyrical literature with irresistible melodies, resulting in music that attracts thinkers and dancers alike. His songs are infused with such deep insight and humor that a new meaning and perspective is revealed with each listen, allowing his songs to grow more profound with time. Thats why artists including George Strait, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett and the Dixie Chicks have chosen to record his songs over the years. Keen will be one of the two featured acts at Czhilispiel 40 in Flatonia Saturday, Oct. 27. Hell headline from

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who wrote nine of the albums songs and co-wrote another with Dean Dillon. Well, last year I just decided that we were going to throw that rule away and write on the road. Traditionally, he would spend three weeks at Scriptorium, his cabin on a hill, where he would write an entire albums worth of material. This time, writing whenever and wherever the mood struck allowed him to explore ideas as they developed while performing 180 shows a year and still complete the album within two years of 2009s The Rose Hotel. I threw certain formulas totally out the window because I just dont always believe in convention as the best way to serve your purpose as far as singing songs that people enjoy, he says. However, on this one I stuck to more concise ideas, more universal themes and more sing-able melodies. Consequently, it has somewhat more of a conventional sound than any of my records. Indeed, he demonstrates on Show the World that he can write open and broad and happy. Its truly how I feel about how we are in the world and how it has become a culture of anxiety and adversarial relationships, as opposed to turning the viewfinder a little bit one way or another to find a friendlier, warmer, more open world, he says.

Consistency has helped Bellamy Brothers endure


For more than 30 years, the Bellamy Brothers have been an unassuming picture of consistency in Country music, crafting honest, heartfelt songs that connect with millions of listeners around the world. Even more remarkable is the fact that theyve remained relevant in a genre that has become increasingly enamored with style over substance, glitz over grit, and fleeting celebrity over artistic vision. Yet Howard and David Bellamy have weathered the trends admirably, enjoying enormous success throughout their career with numerous No. 1 hits on both the Pop and Country charts. The Bellamy Brothers will be one of the two featured acts at Czhilispiel 40 in Flatonia Saturday, Oct. 27. Hell headline from 11 p.m.-1 a.m., with Gonzales own The Pale Horses opening the show from 5-8:30

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p.m. and Texas favorite Robert Earl Keen taking the stage from 9-10:30 p.m. Evidence of the Brothers continued popularity today isnt hard to find. In 2009 alone, Let Your Love Flow received the distinguished BMI Five Million Performance Award and was listed at No. 68 on their Top 100 Songs of the Century. It was also prominently featured in the critically CZHILISPIEL, Page A13

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acclaimed AMC television series Breaking Bad. The 70s smash even broke into the Top 20 on the UK Country charts again 34 years after it was first released! In 2008, Barclay Bank used Let Your Love Flow for a television commercial in the UK, Howard explains. It went Top 20 on the charts, then to No. 1 on the catalog download charts, and then eventually to No. 1 on a compilation album, too! Not bad for a song we cut almost 35 years ago! 2009 also found the duo partnering with another set of famous siblings, the Bacon Brothers. The unlikely pair teamed up in Memphis to shoot a video for the song Guilty of the Crime, the Brothers new single from their forthcoming 35-year anniversary collection, The Anthology, Vol. 1. Its yet another example of the forwardthinking philosophy that helped the modest brothers from Darby, Florida, make the leap to legendary performers. Howard and David Bellamy were influenced early in their career while touring with R&B acts like Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd and Little Anthony & the Imperials. Later, the duo benefited from time spent around the blossoming Country/Rock scene in Atlanta, Ga. After moving to the West Coast in the early 70s, however, the Brothers developed their own sound and scored perhaps the biggest hit of their career in 1976 with Let Your Love Flow. The song was a smash in both the U.S. and Europe, shooting to the top

of the Pop charts and helping establish an international fan base that still eagerly awaits the Bellamys annual pilgrimage overseas. The Brothers continued to produce No.1 hit after No. 1 hit in the years that followed, totaling more than a dozen chart-topping singles in the U.S. and Europe. If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me), Sugar Daddy, Dancin Cowboys, Do You Love As Good As You Look, Redneck Girl, When Im Away From You, I Need More Of You, Old Hippie, Kids of the Baby Boom, Too Much Is Not Enough, Crazy From the Heart, Santa Fe and I Could Be Persuaded are just some of the Bellamys Top Ten hits that populated the Pop/Rock and Country charts from the 70s into the 90s. As the last decade of the millennium gathered steam, so did the Brothers creativity. They started their own

label (Bellamy Brothers Records) in 1992, producing six independent albums in the 90s and several more for exclusive release in Europe on Jupiter Records. It was also a period that prepared the Bellamys for a record number of nominations (since 2000) at the CMA and ACM Awards in the Duo category another highlight in a career that has unmistakably influenced many of todays most successful duo acts, including Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and Brooks & Dunn, to name just a few. Today, the Bellamys dedicated domestic and international fan base continues to allow the legendary brothers to tour around the globe at their leisure, having performed for fans and military personnel in just about every country imaginable. Its a routine that has yet to get old for the pair. Touring has always been the lifeblood of our career, says David.

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Fridays events 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Jail Museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Museum open 5-7 p.m. Gonzales Art Group Show at 426 St. Paul, 1st UMC 5-8 p.m. Gonzales County Camera Club Photo Contest - 511 St. Joseph (Cafe on the Square) 6 p.m. Celebration & Carnival open in historic downtown Gonzales 6-10 p.m. Bingo - Confederate Square 11 p.m. Carnival Closes Music at the Biergarten: 6 -7:30 p.m. Hole in the Floor Band 8-9:30 Tejano Crew 10-11:30 Thom Shepherd

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Saturdays Events 7:45 a.m. 5K Walk/Run at Independence Park 9 a.m. Old Jail Museum Opens 9 a.m. Masonic Ceremony at Market Square 10 a.m. Come and Take It Canoe race, Lake Wood to the U.S. 183 Bridge 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gonzales Memorial Museum Opens 10:30 a.m. Come & Take It Parade begins 12 Noon Pride of Texas Carnival opens Noon-5:30 p.m. Local Bands Jam Session 12:30 p.m. Gonzales: The Beginning Historical Program at Courthouse 1 p.m. Pioneer Village opens US 183 N. (admission) 1-6 p.m. Photo Show - Cafe on the Square 1-7 p.m. Gonzales Art Group Show at 426 St. Paul, 1st UMC 2 p.m. Washer Pitching First 15 teams to pre-register by calling the Chamber office 2 p.m. - Gonzales: The Beginning Historical Program at Courthouse 2 p.m. - Chicken Flying Contest on Confederate Square 2-5 p.m. J.B. Wells House open for tours, 829 Mitchell Street - admission 3 p.m. Battle Re-Enactment at Pioneer Village 3:30 p.m. Eating Contests on the Square entry fees 6-7 p.m. Come & Take It Square Dancers 6-10 p.m. Bingo - Confederate Square Midnight Carnival Closes Music at the Biergarten: 6:30-8 p.m. Live Practice 8:30-10:30 p.m. Pale Horses 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Curtis Grimes Sundays Events 9-11 a.m. Set up for Car Show 9-11 a.m. Texas T-Bone Cook Off 9-11 a.m. Texas Bean & Chili Cook Off 9:30 a.m. Pioneer Village Memorial Service 11 a.m. Ticket booth opens 12 noon Celebration opens in historic downtown Gonzales 12 noon Carnival opens on texas Heroes Square 12:15 p.m. DRT Memorial Service at Memorial Museum 414 Smith St. 1 p.m. Pioneer Village opens (admission) 1-3 p.m. Gonzales County Camera Club Photo Contest Cafe on the Sq. 1-5 p.m. Gonzales Art Group Show at 426 St. Paul, 1st UMC 1-5 p.m. Old Jail Museum, Memorial Museum, Eggleston House open 1-5 p.m. Shiner Hobo Band at Biergarten 2 p.m. Texas T-Bone Cook Off Awards 2 p.m. Car Show Awards 2-5 p.m. J.B. Wells House open for tours 829 Mitchell Street - admission 2-6 p.m. Bingo on Confederate Square 2:30 p.m. Bean & Chili Cook Off Awards 6 p.m. Carnival Ticket booth closes

Gonzales annual Come and Take It festival officially got underway at Texas Heroes Square Tuesday with ceremonies marking the 177th anniversary of the battle and honoring the 18 men who first answered the call to defend the cannon. Fourth grade students from Gonzales Elementary placed Texas flags to honor each of the heroes, while the GHS Band livened the ceremonies with historical and patriotic Texas music. Hugh Shelton, a direct descendant of one of the heroes of Oct. 2, 1835, gave a stirring presentation outlining why the residents of Gonzales told Mexican soldiers to Come and Take It. Following the ceremonies laying of a wreath to honor the heroes, Sheriff Glenn Sachtleben fired the Gonzales Cannon to mark the First Shot. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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A man who has become an institution to many in the Gonzales community was recently recognized for his decades of tireless service. Bruce Blackwell, a pharmacist at Walmart Store #290 in Gonzales, was touted in the corporations magazine Walmart World for reaching the milestone of working at the company for 40 years. Its been very rewarding, Blackwell said about his occupation. Ive enjoyed it tremendously. I particular enjoy the interaction with all of the people that come into the store. Walmart has been a great company to work for and I feel they really care about their associates. Pharmacist Bruce Blackwell was recognized recently for his 40 years of service Blackwells association with WalMart. The Lockhart native has been working at the Gonzales Walmart with Walmart began when since 1995. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) he was employed with a company that leased pharmacy spaces. In 1993, Walmart purchased these pharmacy operators and converted them into company-owned stores. We had a number of stores we did throughout the years in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky and Minnesota, Blackwell said. When Walmart purchased the company, I was offered a position to work with them as a pharmacist and I took it. I started out in Nacogdoches and then I went to work in Seguin for about six months. During this time, the position came open in Gonzales and I transferred over in February 1995 and Ive been here ever since. As an integral part of the healing process for the ailing segment of the community, Blackwell said he has been impressed with the

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LUBBOCK A former Gonzales company is among several co-defendants listed in a case brought against a Lubbock man for wire fraud, money laundering and violations of the Clean Air Act related to a number of biofuels and energy conservation companies he created. Ellipse Energy of Gonzales was among the co-defendants named inthe federal case brought against Jeffrey David Gunselman. On Aug. 8, Gunselman, owner of Absolute Fuels, LLC, Absolute Fuels, LLC, and four other corporate entities associated with Absolute Fuels (Absolute Milling, LLC, Ellipse Energy, LLC, 21 Investments, LLC, and YGOG Holdings, LLC) were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Lubbock. The Grand Jury returned a True Bill on 51 counts of Wire Fraud, 24 counts of Money Laundering,and 4 counts of Clean Air Act false statements for a total of 79 Counts. The indictment also contained a Notice of Forfeiture for property to satisfy the value of the proceeds of the scheme to defraud, that amount being at least $ 41.7 Million. The indictment alleges that Gunselman and his companies were involved in defrauding non-renewable fuels companies, brokers, and the EPA by falsely representing to EPA, through the Renewable Fuels program electronic data base, that he was producing bio-diesel fuel when in fact he was not producing any fuel. The fraudulent fuel quantities he entered into the EPAs Moderated Transaction System (EMTS) generated Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) and Gunselman then sold the RINs to non renewable fuel producers and importers who needed them to comply with their obliga-

tions under the Renewable Fuels Program. Attempts to contact personnel with Ellipse for comment were unsuccessful; the phone number listed for the company has been disconnected. The Ellipse facility at 1120 CR 239 in Gonzales had its gates locked and the property was overgrown when visited by a reporter Friday. On July 19, an arrest team including Special Agents Mike Morrow, Mike The Ellipse Energy property at 1120 CR 239 in Gonzales sits vacant. The company was among several creFiveashe, US Secret Service ated by a Lubbock man facing prosecution for fraud in association with a number of alternative-fuels venagents and others located tures. (Photo by Dave Mundy) and arrested Gunselman OECA Air Enforcement U.S. Circuit Court of Ap- in proceeds from his alleged porations. The federal complaint also at his multi-million-dollar provided information to peals. A federal magistrate biodiesel fraud are unacis treating many business enresidence outside of San An- CID Dallas regarding Abso- judge in San Antonio or- counted for. According to Lubbock tities Gunselman created as tonio. The arrest was made lute Fuels, LLC, a registered dered Gunselman released without incident. The ar- bio diesel manufacturer lo- on a personal recognizance Central Appraisal District corporate defendants in the bond after the biodiesel ex- records, real estate and case: they include Absolute rest was based on a criminal cated in Lubbock. Anomalies noted by ecutive was arrested in July structures including the Fuels, Absolute Commercial complaint filed by Assistant US Attorney Paulina Jacobo. OTAQ personnel prompted at a home he owns near Toledo Avenue house Jef- Realty, Absolute Insulation, On Oct. 17, 2011, five search a compliance inspection, Boerne. Federal prosecutors frey and Criselda Gunsel- Absolute Milling, Ellipse man were living in when Energy, Gunner Holdings, warrants were served at a which added to concerns appealed the decision. Cummings agreed with federal agents raided the Lubbock Wireless Commuresidence, two business of- that Absolute Fuels and its fices, a bio diesel plant, and a owner were fraudulently prosecutors that Gunselman Absolute Fuels business last nications, 21 Investments, vehicle. The search warrants generating large volumes of was a possible flight risk be- fall are still in the names Uneeda Wash, and YGOG were served without inci- bio diesel RINs for sale to cause of millions of dollars of Gunselman-created cor- Holdings. dent. The search team was brokers and oil companies. comprised of agents from The criminal investigation CID offices at Dallas, Baton developed additional inforRouge, Houston, Syracuse, mation and witness statePhiladelphia, Baltimore, ments that corroborated the Cleveland, and NCFL. Sub- findings of OTAQ inspecstantial manpower was tors. Gunselmans attorney no- Cannon News Services cent. The states unemploy- sional and Business Serprovided by the Dallas and ment rate is down from 8.1 vices added 6,900 positions Lubbock offices of U.S. Se- tified the U.S. District Court newseditor@gonzalescannon.com percent a year ago, and be- in August for its fourth cret Service, and members in Lubbock on Sept. 25 he AUSTIN Area unem- low the national unemploy- straight month of gains. of the Dallas USSS Financial will appeal Judge Sam R. ployment rates continued ment rate in August of 8.1 This industry has expanded Crimes Task Force, includ- Cummings decision denyto drop in August as the percent. by 48,900 jobs since Auing detectives and officers ing bail to Gunselman, the Eagle Ford Shale oil boom A major component to gust 2011 for a 3.6 percent with Plano, Irving, Euless, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal continued to affect area Texas long-term economic growth rate. and Bedford Police Depart- newspaper reported. development is consistent Trade, Transportation, Cogdells appeal was not counties. ments. The unemployment rate job growth, and that is ex- and Utilities added 13,100 During February 2011, yet available from the Fifth as reported by the Texas actly what we are seeing jobs in August, marking Workforce commission across a number of differ- the largest monthly gain for August, not seasonally ent industries, said Texas since January. Over the adjusted, showed Gonza- Workforce Commission month, the Leisure and les and Lavaca counties (TWC) Chairman Andres Hospitality industry exknocking off a full half- Alcantar. The private sec- panded by an estimated percent drop to 4.8 percent tor in Texas has grown by 4,600 positions. Annual from Julys figure of 5.3. The 279,800 jobs over the last growth in this industry 2012 rate is a full percent- year, a 3.2 percent increase, climbed to 4.6 percent in age point below 2011s rate while national private sec- August. of 5.8 for both counties. tor annual growth has been Texas continues to be Other area counties just 1.8 percent. the state in which to do showed similar drops. FayThe annual growth rate business, with seven of the ette Countys unemploy- for Texas has been positive 11 major industries in Texment fell from 5.4 to 4.9 for 28 consecutive months, as adding jobs in August, percent in August, while and has been at or above said TWC Commissioner Caldwells unemployment 2.0 percent since Decem- Representing Employers declined almost a full per- ber 2011. Tom Pauken. And with centage point from 7.9 to Construction jobs grew the addition of 3,400 Min7.0 percent, while DeWitt by 13,600 in August, more ing and Logging jobs last County saw a decline to 5.3 than any other industry month, that industry has percent. in Texas, with a total of grown by 9.0 percent in The Texas economy add- nearly 38,000 jobs added the last year. ed 38,000 seasonally ad- in that industry in the past The Midland Metropolijusted nonfarm jobs in Au- 12 months, said TWC tan Statistical Area (MSA) gust, for a total of 259,500 Commissioner Represent- had the lowest August unnonfarm jobs added since ing Labor Ronny Congle- employment rate in the last year. Texas seasonally ton. WorkInTexas.com is state at 3.8 percent. The adjusted unemployment a good way to connect to Odessa MSA came in secrate held steady at 7.1 per- jobs here in Texas across ond at 4.5 percent, and the cent in August. many industries, including Amarillo MSA third at 5.0 The July rate was revised Construction. percent (not seasonally addown from 7.2 to 7.1 perEmployers in Profes- justed).

Jeffrey David Gunselman

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Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32878 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Sonny Seifert A Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9.25 miles N.W. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 59, A-266 Acres: 473.72 API No.: 42-123-32877 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Sonny Seifert A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9.25 miles N.W. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 59, A-266 Acres: 473.72 API No.: 42-123-32879 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir D Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.13 miles N..E. of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 704 API No.: 42-123-32881 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir A Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.5 miles N..E. of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 692.50 API No.: 42-123-32880 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.5 miles N.E. of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 692.50 API No.: 42-123-32883 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir B Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.5 miles N.E. of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 356.23 API No.: 42-123-32884 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Muir B Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.5 miles N.E. of Westhoff Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Acres: 356.23 API No.: 42-123-32882 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Bednorz B Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9.24 miles N.W. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 59, A-266 Acres: 647.67 API No.: 42-123-32886 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Justiss Unit C Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.4 miles W. of Yoakum Survey Name: S. Bateman, A-4 Acres: 319.96 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32702 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: BLT Lease Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 11,900 feet Direction and Miles: 2.2 miles S.W. of Sample Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Acres: 595.34 API No.: 42-177-32703 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: BLT Lease Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 11,900 feet Direction and Miles: 2.2 miles S.W. of Sample Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Acres: 595.34 API No.: 42-177-32706 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Henkhaus Unit Well No.: 15H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 12,600 feet Direction and Miles: 12.9 miles S.E. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 898.66 API No.: 42-177-32707 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Ahlhorn Najvar Unit Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 10,500 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles S.E. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 769.97 API No.: 42-177-32709 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal

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Some motorists on Highway 183 North were a little puzzled Monday as a fleet of gravel haulers lined up to enter the property at 1822 N. Hwy. 183. The trucks were delivering gravel to a stockpile site, where it will later be wet-hauled to drilling sites. (Photo by Mark Lube)
Total Depth: 18,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8 miles S.E. of Gonzales Survey Name: F. Taylor, A-71 Acres: 372 API No.: 42-177-32705 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: JP Ranch C Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 18,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8 miles S.E. of Gonzales Survey Name: F. Taylor, A-71 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-177-32696 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 19H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 16,800 feet Direction and Miles: 17.1 miles S.W. of Gonzales Survey Name: A.W. Hill, A-247 Acres: 9,013.84 API No.: 42-177-32003 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Recompletion Operator: Modern Exploration Inc. Lease Name: Boucher Well No.: 1RH Field Name: Pilgrim (Austin Chalk) Total Depth: 9,220 feet Direction and Miles: 7 miles S.E. of Gonzales Survey Name: J. Dillard, A-177 Acres: 510 API No.: 42-177-30779 Classification: Fld. Dev. and ReEntry Operator: Tri-Force Exploration LLC Lease Name: H.E. Christian Well No.: 2R Field Name: Christian (6,800) Total Depth: 6,819 feet Direction and Miles: 1 mile W. of Gonzales Survey Name: Town of Gonzales, A-25 Acres: 995.03 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33663 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Kleihege Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.07 miles S.W. of Moulton Survey Name: H. Russell, A-376 Acres: 494.15 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32655 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: R. Borchardt Unit D Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: H.P. Cook, A-120 Direction and Miles: 12.5 miles N.W. of Cuero Oil: 1,402 MCF: 2,312 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,102 Total Depth: 18,100 feet Perforations: 13,605-17,887 feet API No.: 42-123-32769 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Schroeder 01 Well No.: 02H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 53, A-264 Direction and Miles: 4.2 miles N.W. of Yorktown Oil: 474 MCF: 3,234 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,478 Shut In Well Pressure: 8,215 Total Depth: 17,787 feet Perforations: 13,558-17,501 feet API No.: 42-123-32768 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: James Gano 01 Well No.: 02H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: P.B. George, A-205 Direction and Miles: 4.63 miles N.W of Yorktown Oil: 344 MCF: 4,008 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,460 Shut In Well Pressure: 8,515 Total Depth: 18,732 feet Perforations: 13,690-18,591 feet API No.: 42-123-32568 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Talisman Energy USA Inc. Lease Name: Blackwell Gas Unit 1 Well No.: D1H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Survey Name: R and M Frobose, A-705 Direction and Miles: 3.55 miles N.E. of Runge Oil: 369 MCF: 3,031 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 5,209 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,815 Total Depth: 19,705 feet Plug Back Depth: 19,560 feet Perforations: 13,780-19,536 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32180 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Cook Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: R.L. Breeding Jr., A-102 Direction and Miles: 7.7 miles S.E. of Smiley Oil: 113 MCF: 18 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Pumping: Yes Total Depth: 10,988 feet Plug Back Depth: 10,849 feet Perforations: 6,510-10,821 feet API No.: 42-177-32177 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Storey Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: J. Ruth, A-403 Direction and Miles: 10.3 miles S.W. of Smiley Oil: 193 MCF: 60 Choke Size: 18/64 of an inch Pumping: Yes Total Depth: 11,963 feet Plug Back Depth: 11,837 feet Perforations: 7,305-11,812 feet API No.: 42-177-32185 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Rowell-Colwell Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: Gonzales CSL, A-229 Direction and Miles: 4.9 miles S.E. of Sweeney Oil: 592 MCF: 207 Choke Size: 22/64 of an inch Pumping: Yes Total Depth: 11,837 feet Plug Back Depth: 11,659 feet Perforations: 6,889-11,631 feet API No.: 42-177-32492 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Southern Bay Operating LLC Lease Name: Newtonville Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: P. Hope, A-252 Direction and Miles: 19.77 miles N.E. of Gonzales Oil: 519 MCF: 210 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,500 Total Depth: 15,651 feet Perforations: 9,886-15,632 feet API No.: 42-177-32557 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Boedeker Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: J. George, A-242 Direction and Miles: 7.2 miles N.E. of Glaze City Oil: 1,995 MCF: 1,011 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,293 Total Depth: 15,720 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,472 feet Perforations: 11,923-15,260 feet API No.: 42-177-32558 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Boedeker Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: J. George, A-242 Direction and Miles: 7.2 miles N.E. of Glaze City Oil: 1,811 MCF: 1,007 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,255 Total Depth: 15,245 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,159 feet Perforations: 11,615-14,800 feet API No.: 42-177-32609 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Manning Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-46 Direction and Miles: 6.8 miles N.W. of Shiner Oil: 716 MCF: 781 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,700 Total Depth: 15,500 feet Perforations: 11,306-15,397 feet

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Total Depth: 11,200 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles S.E. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 976.83 API No.: 42-177-32708 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Verlander Unit Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 11,200 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles S.E. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 976.83 API No.: 42-177-32701 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Bouldin Trust Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 8 miles S.E. of Smiley Survey Name: G.W. Brazeale, A-97 Acres: 2,209 API No.: 42-177-32699 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Tinsley-Williams Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-

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Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.7 miles S.W. of Smiley Survey Name: I. Roberts, A-399 Acres: 420.63 API No.: 42-177-32698 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: Cinco J Ranch C Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 18,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8 miles S.E. of Gonzales Survey Name: W.B. Lockhart, A-40 Acres: 376 API No.: 42-177-32704 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: Dorothy Springs Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1)

Gonzales County Records


Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds September 1-30 Martinez, Louis and Martinez, Magaly to Camarillo, Robert E, w/d, Lt. 17 Las Palmas Subd. City of Gonzales. McArthur, Wallace Foster (Trustee & Co. Trustee), McArthur, Wallace Foster Exempt Trust, Anders, Judy K. McArthur (Co-Trustee), Anders, Mitchell (CoTrustee), Nunes, Sarah W. (Co-Trustee) and Anders, Mitchell Exempt Trust to Williams, Bobbie (Bobby) Jo, w/d, Lt. 1 through 28 Blk. 55 City of Waelder. Staton, Teresa J. to Christian, Elizabeth Ann, w/d, Lt. 36 Blk C Resubdiv North Wood Village City of Gonzales. Fees, Brian and Fees, Rebekah to Team Texas Marketing LLC, w/d, Pt. Lt. 40 7th Addn City of Gonzales. Williams, Jeanne, Williams, Danny, Brister, Jerry and Brister, Sandy to Wiliams, Cicely Nichole, w/d, Lt. 9 & 10 Blk. 84 Bakers Addn Town of Nixon. Weinberg, Carolyn Judith Alpert to Marathon Oil EF LLC, o/l, 137.6 Ac P Pate A-374 & J Bird A-132. Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, Marathon Oil EF LLC, o/l, 4.0 AC J Tennell A-449. Culpepper, Robert W. (Trustee) and Culpepper, Robert W. Ranch Trust to Culpepper, Robert W., w/d, 1484.648 AC No Survey Named. H2 Operating Procurement, Investment & Holding Co. LLC and H3 Petroleum LLC to Doyle, Cully and Doyle, Jennifer, w/d, 1.234 AC J M Salinas A-59. Whatley, Teresa to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 300.0 AC P Winn A-464. Gordon, Nancy to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 300.0 AC P Winn A-464. Gordon, Guy to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 300.0 AC P Winn A-464. Lewis, Lelia Scruggs to AOG Resources Inc., o/l, 80.0 AC B. Lockhart A-36. State of Texas to Hunt Oil Co., o/l, 25 Ac Guadalupe River (F Taylor A-71) State of Texas to Hunt Oil Co., o/l, 34 Ac Guadalupe River (F Taylor A-71) Tamez, Delfina and Tamez, Adelfina (AKA) to Gaytan, Leonor, w/d, Und. Int. Lt. 5 Blk. 24 & All Lt. 6 Blk 24 Town of Nixon. Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Assoc. (AKA) to Othold, Reginald and Othold, Amy, w/d, Lt. 5 Curtiz Park Addn, Town of Gonzales. Henderson, Gary Neal and Henderson, Brenda to Eagle Ford RV Park LLC, w/d, 14.988 Acres, R M Green A-227 & Theophilus Hickman A-249 Svys. Clark, Philip K to Clark, Barbara L, w/d, Mineral Int in 304.45 Acres, Otto Von Roeder A-462 & John Oethkin A-369 Svys. Osborn, Nancy J. to Clark, Barbara L., w/d, Mineral Int. in 304.45 Acres, Otto Von Roeder A-462 & John Oethkin A-369 Svys. Sciba, Cathy Culpepper (Trustee), Sciba Ranch Trust, Cathy Culpepper to Sciba, Cathy Culpepper, w/d, Mineral Int. in 1.484.648 Acres, Svy, Not Shown. Jurek, Lenora Mary to Jurek, James Edward, w/d, Undiv. Int. in Lt. 72, Kings 6th Addn, Gonzales. Anderson, Charles J. and Anderson, Shirley J. to Haake, Phillip and Haake, Melody, w/d, 0.152 of an Acre (Lt. 18) Lakeside Subdvn, Ed Dickinson & Green DeWitt Svys. Thomas, Jeanette Marie to Parkcrest Minerals, LLC, o/l, 215.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-426 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Dominguez, Hector O. to Anaya, Yolanda, w/d, Lts. 5-8, Blk. 9, Colley Addn, Smiley. Gallegos, Tiodoro and Gallegos, Lorenza to Gellegos, Eric and Gallegos, Viviana, w/d, 6.00 Acres, Charles Fordtran Svy, A-209. Ploeger Jr, Leslie Frank (Co-Extr), Menning, Mary Ann (Co-Extr) and Ploeger, Dorothy (Estate) to Ploeger, Mark and Ploeger, Sally Jane, w/d, Lts. 1-2 & 9-11, Hillcrest Addn, Gonzales. Gonzales Investments, Inc. to Ploeger, Mark and Ploeger, Sally Jane, w/d, Lts 37-38, Kings 4th Addn, Gonzales. Gonzales Investments, Inc, to Ploeger, Sally Jane, w/d, Pt. Lts. 5-6, RG 1, East of Water St., Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Assumed Names Patel, Mehulkumar Homestay Inn, Gonzales. Walker, Christopher L. CNC Enterprise, Harwood. Eldridge, Tabitha Tabbys Plus Size Fashions, Gonzales. Guerra, Ruth and Guerra, Arnold Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Gonzales. Granado, Joe R. JR Construction, Gonzales. Barrera, Demetrio E. Lil Brother Trucking, Harwood. Looney, Ray A. Looney Litter Service, Gonzales. Malatek, Shawn SS Pool Service, Gonzales. Morataya, Rigoberto RM Estates, Gonzales. Marriage License Beaver, Roy Anthony and East, Shauna Renee. Dennis Jr., Davis Lee and Taylor, La Toya Lynn. Cantu Jr., Salvador and Garcia, Rachel Ann. Cox, Brian Ray and Kelley, Katherine Lee. Garcia Jr., Ramon Luiso and Flores, Angielic Marie. Medel, Luis a. and Rivas, Jesusita M.

Luling hospital listed among top rural facilities


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KANSAS CITY, MO. Seton Edgar B. Davis in Luling is among the top 20 rural hospitals in the U.S. according to the Quality Index, a rating of hospital performance based on comparisons of five categories of patient care measures. The Caldwell County hospital is among the 59

highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country. The top hospitals were announced last Friday during the National Rural Health Associations (NRHAs) Critical Access Hospital Conference. Apryl Haynes, Seton Edgar B. Davis senior director of nursing, was in attendance to accept the award on the hospitals behalf.

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It is very rewarding to see our associates and physicians be recognized for the remarkable job that they do for our patients and our community. I am fortunate to work with such dedicated people, said Neal Kelley, Seton Edgar B. Davis vice president and chief operating officer. This award speaks to the commitment that we have made to bring the highest quality of health care to Caldwell County and to

do so in a family-sensitive manner. CAHs that have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance, based on iVantage Health Analytics tabulation, were announced at the annual meeting attended by rural hospital leaders from every state. One other rural Texas hospital, Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, also was recognized in the Quality cat-

egory. NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals, said Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services vice president. In this era of transparency and accountability, NRHA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these hospitals. NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural

Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org. NRHA - National Rural Health Association Home Page ruralhealthweb.org

looked like a great job and a good place to work so I went to pharmacy school, he recalled. Following college, Blackwell enrolled in pharmacy school and graduated in 1970 at age of 23. Being afforded the opportunity to work for so long in an area he is so familiar with as only brought added gratification to Blackwell over the years. I know a tremendous amount of people here, he said. They come into the store from the surround-

ing counties just traveling through and Ive met a lot of people that way. While unsure of his postemployement plans as of now, Blackwell said he has no desire to retire any time soon. I want to stay as long as I can be productive, he said. Id like to maybe slow down in a year or two and work three or four days a week instead five or six. This has just been a great community to work with. I hope that Ive been able to help the people Ive served because theyre great people and I really enjoy working in Gonzales.

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Its Come & Take It Time! After a rocky start in putting up the tents, even though were thankful for the rain, Monday the sun was out and the Biergarten will be up on Tuesday. We have some choices on T-shirts this year; there will be orange, black, pink, gold and blue, with two different designs to suit different tastes. We also have new visors, shot glasses and an acrylic mug that will be for sale. Saturday afternoon the music at the Biergarten will be furnished by local or area bands, including Two Miles Away with members who grew up in Gonzales but now live in Austin and who will play from 12:30 to 2. Brent

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Barbara Hand is the Executive Director of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce.

Bandy of Buda, a singersongwriter with a local connection, will play from 2 to 3 p.m.; Ben Schane, singersongwriter of New Braunfels/ Moulton, from 3 to 4 and Brandi Behlen from 4 to 5 p.m. The Saturday evening band playing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. was originally listed as Live Practice, but is now Dis-

tance to Midnight. The Gonzales Country Music Show will be held this Thursday at the Crystal Theatre, just around the corner from the Lynn, in the 500 block of St. Lawrence Street. Doors will open at 6 p.m., show is at 7, with guests artists Steve Maynard, Janice Maynard, John Chenault, Ken Hostler, Nikki Vincent and Priscilla Speed. Angels & Outlaws, located at 726 St. Paul Street, will sell women and childrens clothing with lots of bling. They will also offer soaps and candles and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Owners are Amy Cernosek, Dawn Wulf Guzman

and Andi Seger. Craft Crossing will be closed Oct. 3 through the 8th. Weve had a couple of incidents in Gonzales that left visitors stranded and needing help during recent weeks and I just wanted to say that our hats are off to two member businesses that said Sure, we can! A big thank you to West Motors and Tuch Tires for their assistance in handling the problems in a timely and friendly manner. Three and One-Half Amigos will hold cuttinghorse events at the J. B. Wells Arena Thursday through Sunday. See you on the Square this weekend!

Personal Loans from

612 N Saint Joseph St Gonzales TX 78629 (830) 672-7967


*All loans are subject to our liberal credit policy and credit limitations, if any, and require verifiable ability to repay.

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, September 29, 2012 had on hand: 739 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to $1-$2 higher. Packer cows sold $1-$2 lower. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $210-$275; 300-400 lbs, $185-$205; 400-500 lbs, $142$180; 500-600 lbs, $132-$140; 600-700 lbs., $124-$133; 700-800 lbs, $120-$121.

Gonzales Livestock Market Report

Area Livestock Reports


Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$111. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $175-$210; 300-400 lbs, $146$165; 400-500 lbs, $133-$151; 500-600 lbs., $121-$131; 600-700 lbs., $114-$116. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $72-$74; Cutters, $73-$80; Canners, $58-$68; Low yielding fat cows, $65-$68. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $91-$95; light weights and medium quality bulls, $83-$87. Stocker Cows: $850-$1,150. Pairs: $1,050-$1,250. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa. com!

McLeroy Land Group


* Energy Land Services * Title Abstracts * Right of Way acquisition Helping to Discover Americas Energy Since 1974

Fehner & Son Grain Co.


Grains Custom Mix Feed Liquid Feed Cattle Cubes Liquid Fertilizer Pellet Feed Spraying

The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, October 1, 2012, Volume, 700. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $130 to $140 to $173; 300-400 lbs., $160 to $170 to $198; 400-500 lbs, $143 to $153 to $194; 500-600 lbs, $129 to $139 to $160; 600-700 lbs, $122 to $132 to $144; 700-800 lbs, $115 to $125 to $134. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $150 to $160 to $175; 300-400 lbs, $137 to $147 to $200; 400-500 lbs, $130 to $140 to $180; 500-600 lbs, $119 to $129 to $163; 600-700 lbs, $110 to $120 to $150; 700-800 lbs, $105 to $115 to $128. Slaughter cows: $45 to $82; Slaughter bulls: $75 to $95; Stocker cows: $800 to $1,120.

Nixon Livestock Commission Report

James Fehner -- Cell 830-857-3638 Jimmy Fehner -- Cell 830-857-3636 1922 Co. Road 197 Gonzales, TX 78629 Phone: 830-672-3710

Call (830) 672-6265 P.O. Box 1896 Gonzales, Tx. 78629

Cuero Livestock Market Report on September 28, 2012, had 1,727 head. Had 171 cows and 8 bulls. This packer market was steady with last weeks market except for fat cows that were $2-$3/cwt higher. The calf in response to a weaker fat cattle market was lower by

Cuero Livestock Market Report

about $1.5-$3.00/cwt. Most of the weakness was in the #1 -#2 grade calves as the front end steers were steady with last weeks gain. As usual the replacement heifer market dominates the heifer market by $10/$15/cwt premium over feeders. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $87$92; lower grades, $75-$85. Packer cows: breakers, $68$74; boning, $70-$76; canners & cutters, $68-$77; light & weak, $50-$65. Palpated dry Cows: $84-$99. Pairs: None. Steer and bull calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs. $186$215; 250-300 lbs, $173-$224; 300-350 lbs, $176-$200; 350400 lbs, $154-$204; 400-450 lbs, $147-$184; 450-500 lbs, $140$171; 500-600 lbs, $139-$160; 550-600 lbs, $128-$146; 600-700 lbs, $128-$142; 700-800 lbs, $128-$130. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $114-$128. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs. ONLY 2, $220-$225; 200-250 lbs. ONLY 2, $188-$227.50; 250300 lbs, $143-$174; 300-350 lbs, $153-$178; 350-400 lbs, $133$180; 400-450 lbs, $128-$144; 450-500 lbs, $132-$172.50 (Repl); 500-550 lbs, $123-$158; 550-600 lbs, $122-$139; 600-700 lbs., $120-$172.50 (Repl); over 700 lbs, $119-$121. (Repl) means a replacement heifer was top price.

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618B Saint Paul Street, Gonzales

EFFECTIVE NOW: ALL FREE ADS WILL RUN FOR 4 WEEKS AND THEN BE CANCELLED. IF YOU WANT THEM TO RUN ANY MORE AFTER THAT THERE WILL BE A TWO WEEK WAITING PERIOD TO GET BACK IN.

EFFECTIVE NOW ALL SERVICE ADS WILL START BEING CHARGED FOR. FOR 25 WORDS OR LESS IT WILL BE $5.00 A WEEK; ANYTHING OVER 25 WORDS IT WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL .25 CENTS PER WORD.

LOST & FOUND


LOST: Red Nose Pit Bull. white male w/ brown spot on left side of head and also brown spot on right ear. No collar. Call 857-3118.

HELP WANTED
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.

MISC. FOR SALE


ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------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. -------------------------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

MOBILE HOMES
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. -------------------------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.

HAY FOR SALE


Fertilized Johnson Grass Bermuda Hay. Large round bales. $50. 857-3324.

FURNITURE
Dining room table, solid wood, with six high back chairs and leaf to extend table, $200.00. Large china cabinet, $200.00 . 830672-2604. -------------------------7 pc. dinette, $95; coffee and end table, $75; Rollaway Bed, $35; 37 TV, $15; 2 office receptionist chairs, couch, table, etc. 361-596-4096. --------------------------

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

W.B. Farm and Ranch Supply is taking applications for these positions:
Skills needed: Product Knowledge, Computer Skills (General), Customer Service oriented. Full time Guaranteed. 40 hours per week. Local Delivery Zone. Class A CDL required. Forklift experience required

Salesperson

FRM. EQUIPMENT
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 baleflipper.com. $13,500. 512-5655927.

Full time Truck Driver Forklift Driver


Forklife experience/Certification

NOTICES
Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-6657327.

Yard Hand/Customer Service Apply in person


2031 Water St. (Hwy. 183 N.), Gonzales, TX 78629

NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED

Call 672-7100 to subscribe.


HELP WANTED HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED
The Gonzales Independent School District has the following positions open: 1. Full-Time Custodians; 2. Part-Time Custodians. Contact Clarence Opiela (Director of Maintenance) or Val Ramirez (Custodian Coordinator), Gonzales I.S.D. Warehouse, 1615 St. Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas 78629, telephone, 830672-7507. -------------------------Bluebonnet Trails Community Services is seeking an individual to contract as a Family Partner in Caldwell and Gonzales Counties. Provides peer mentoring, education, supports to parents of children with mental illness. Must be a primary guardian/caretaker of a child/ adolescent with mental illness. Requires high school diploma and reliable transportation. Hours variable. $15.00/hour. Apply at bbtrails.org under Contracting/ Procurement. -------------------------Pest Control Technician wanted. Will train. Require references. Very physical position. Only serious inquiries only. Fill out application at 2929 US Bus. Hwy. 183, #37, next to McCoys. For more information, call 830-672-1870. -------------------------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.

GARAGE SALES
ESTATE SALE. Friday, October 5th, 2012. 8 a.m. til 6 p.m. Saturday, October 6th, 2012. 8 am til 3 p.m. 1309 N. Ave. E., Shiner, Tx. NO PRESALES. -------------------------Saturday, October 13. 9-12. 728 James St. Miscellaneous stuff.

FURNITURE
Like new brown recliner. $75/obo. Call 672-2241. --------------------------

HELP WANTED
The City of Gonzales is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer with the Gonzales Police Department. Applicants must be TCLEOSE certified and will be subject to a physical fitness test, written exam and drug screen test. Salary $41,000 plus benefits. Applications may be picked up and returned to the Gonzales Police Department 716 St. Paul Street Gonzales 830-672-8686 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing date for this position is October 26, 2012. The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patrol Officer

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, www.cityofgonzales.org. 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
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES

EquipmEnt OpEratOr

MISC. FOR SALE


For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Kenmore Washing maching. Excellent condition. $150. Call 361-741-2604, anytime. -------------------------Antique metal wood burning stove. $175. 512917-4078. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19 color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6

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

LEGAL NOTICES

ORDINANCE NO. 2012-29 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS, AMENDING ORDINANCE 2011-20 BY CORRECTING THE TAX RATE LEVIED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2011 AND ENDING MARCH 31, 2012; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 2012-30 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 14.100N OF THE GONZALES CODE OF ORDINANCES BUILDING PERMIT BY ADDING A SUBSECTION (a)(1)(E); EXCEPTION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. ORDINANCE NO. 2012-31 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS, FIXING AND LEVYING MUNICIPAL AND VALOREM TAXES ONALL TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS, FOR THE YEAR 2012, FOR THE CURRENT EXPENSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2012 AND ENDING MARCH 31,2013, AT THE RATE OF $0.2329 PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) VALUATION; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

The DeWitt County Sheriffs Office is accepting applications for 6 full time Jailers. No previous experience necessary. Successful applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have a Texas drivers license and be willing to do shift work. Applications or more information may be obtained at the Sheriffs Office, 208 E. Live Oak, Cuero. All applications must be returned complete to the Sheriffs Office.
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 www.schmidtandsons.com (830) 672-2018 John Clark @ ext. 112

JAILERS

CDL DRIVERS NEEDED

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CLASSIFIEDS
FURNITURE
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

FURNITURE
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.
Call 672-7100 to place your free ad.

MOBILE HOMES
R e p o s -Tr a d e s Clean remodeled Homes - Call for information. Fayette Country Homes, RBI 32896. Open MonSat. 9-7, Sundays, 1-6. 800-369-6888. -------------------------This Months Special - 16x80 3+2. 2013 Model, Delivered, Set, A/C Only $36,900. Fayette Country Homes, RBI 32896. Open MonSat., 9-7, Sundays, 1-6. 800-369-6888. -------------------------3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Just Arrived-Repo 4 Bedroom Doublewide Palm Harbor Priced to Sell... Fayette Country Homes, RBI 32896. Open Mon-Sat., 9-7, Sundays, 1-6. 800369-6888. -------------------------OILFIELD HOUSING - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with washer and dryer, office spaces, must see to appreciate. 830-305-6926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Between 4-5 Acres for Sale. Doublewide. Excellent condition. Hwy. frontage. 3BR, all electric, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.

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

HOMES FOR RENT


sage. -------------------------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. 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.

WANT TO RENT
Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255.

HOME SERVICES
background check, dependable, caring and love children. If iterested call 830391-4837. -------------------------Camera work for businesses, promotional uses, editing titles. 830263-0909. creativechannel@live. com. -------------------------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 830203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5072. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

TRVL. TRLRS. RENT


Great family environment. Great location in Smiley. $225/week for the Travel Trailer or $900/month, all bills paid included. If interested please call 830-203-9255 Lisa or Daniel @ 361-790-6305. Hope to hear from you. -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. All trailers will be available first week in October for move in. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30 Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28 Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095. -------------------------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.

COMMERCIAL FOR RENT


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.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Petro American, LLC Oilfield Services


in Smiley, Texas
Is now taking applications for the following positions:

(Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.):

Pushers must have a minimum of 2 years experience. For more information call Celinda Ramirez - 956-369-0645 or Marcus Olivarez - 956-369-0734

Pushers Roustabouts

Plant Openings Plant Palletizers & Cleanup Positions


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

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT


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.

FOR LEASE
For Lease: commercial 1,500 + square foot warehouse in Luling. Hwy. frontage. $850 per month. 830-3056248. (10/4/12) -------------------------12 acres/house/office with Hwy. 80 frontage between Belmont/Nixon near Leesville. Will 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)

Benefits include:

LAWN & GARDEN


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)

HOMES FOR RENT


3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------4BR/3BA, $1,200/ month, $600/ dep. References required, all appliances, CA/H, Privacy Fence, deck. Call 830-203-1010. -------------------------2 B R / 2 B A , 1,750SF(+/-) home for lease 7 mi. north of Gonzales on gravel road. Central A/C, full kitchen w/ appliances. $1,300/ mo. + deposit. Email info.wdc@verizon.net. -------------------------Large country home, 2BR/1BA, near Belmont. Hwy. 90A. No pets. $650/ mo. $400/deposit. 830-424-4685. -------------------------2 and 3 Bedroom houses for rent. $650 & up + deposit. Current references a must. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 830672-5169. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/ mo., plus deposit. Call 830-857-4458 for information. -------------------------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 mes-

AUTOS
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

is hiring an evening part-time

Victoria College Gonzales Center

Campus Security Officer

Position is responsible for campus security, crime prevention and investigation, emergency preparedness and response, campus rules and regulations enforcement, asset protection, and building access control. Position reports to both the Victoria College Chief of Police and Gonzales Center Campus Manager. Nonbenefit eligible position with part time evening hours. Hourly range is $10.58 - $11.06. For more details please see the job posting at - www. victoriacollege.edu/jobsatvc or call 1-830-672-6251. EOE

RV SITES FOR RENT

CHILD CARE
Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.

Special Rates for Winter Months Belmont RV Park RV-SITES


GONZALES COUNTY.

APTS. FOR RENT


3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 23 mo. lease. (361) 484-1922, leave message. ------------------------2BR, 1 bath nicely, fully furnished apartment. TV/Cable/Internet ready, washer/dryer, no pets, no smoking, good neighborhood, covered parking for one car, deposit, rent plus all utilities. Call 830672-6265.

RVS FOR SALE


203 Big Sky 38 Fifth wheel Travel Trailer. 3 slideouts, very, very nice. 3 1/2 yrs. Bumper to bumper warranty left. $17,900. Call 512914-8347. -------------------------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.

Large lots, long term rentals, with laundry service available. $300/mo. including utilities, Pool Open.

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

830-424-3600.

BOATS FOR SALE


1996, 18.5 Baymaster Center Console Boat, 120 Horse Force Mercury Motor with Jack Plate, Lourence GPS Mapp i n g - S o n a r - Fi s h Finder, Marine Radio. $7,000.00. Contact 830-263-2920. -------------------------For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff.

HELP WANTED

TRAVEL TRAILERS FOR RENT


Full furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets allowed. $50.00 deposit. $300.00 per week or $1,000.00 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-351-0943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. All trailers will be available first week in October for movein. -------------------------Travel Trailers or RV space for rent.

RECREATION
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.

HOME SERVICES
Looking For Work Not Hiring Need a job as a caregiver, as livein or to help with clerical, customer service, telemarketer or teachers aide. Have 30+ years experience. Great references &

ORGANO OPERATOR
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CLASSIFIEDS
PETS
For Sale: CKC Registered Miniature Dachsunds. 1 female, 2 males. $200 each. Has 1st shots & wormed. Call 830888-0165. -------------------------Free dog to good home. Large female dog, brown, tame, gentle. Chip paper work with her. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------Free to good home. German Shepherd mix puppies. Pri-

PETS
marly black with Shepherd markings. Mother purebred. Current on shots and wormed. 830-672-2631. -------------------------Free Kittens. Call 672-7094. -------------------------Puppies Half Lab, Half Pyrenees. Free to good home. 830-2031733 or 830-5404485. -------------------------We stock Sport-

PETS
mix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN)

REAL ESTATE
3BED, 1 Bath House For Sale! 0.985 acres on Hwy. 80, 8 miles north of Nixon, TX. 78140. 1048 sq. ft with 400 sq. ft. deck attached. Recently remodeled. Central Air and Heat. Appliances stay! $89,999. Ph. 830-203-9383. No owner financing available. -------------------------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.

FARM & RANCH


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.

MISC. SERVICES
713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit

MISC. SERVICES
Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St.,

MISC. SERVICES
Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.

LIVESTOCK
For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Baby Guineas. $2.00 each. Call for info. 830-660-2526 or 830-540-4063. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 -------------------------Nanny Boer Goats (adult). Ages: 1yr4yr. Pkg. Deal (4). $320.00. 830-5600238 to request photos..please send an email request to amazin_grace454@ yahoo.com or text me at above number. -------------------------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. -------------------------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.

LAND
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 830-2634888 for information.

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Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
New on Mkt: 10 2LV.................. $150,000 3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, acs., perfect home, private.....................................................$249,900 306 McClure - 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000 Brick office bldg, downtown. ............$114,000 1618 St. Peter - Home and extra lot....$70,000 22 ACS., home 473 Crockett, pool, guest home.......$425,000 Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., Sale Pending New Home - 3/2, great location..........$70,000 beautiful property..................................$258,000 Park Place: Exceptional Home .......$295,000. Sale Pending 1602 WaterSt. Vincent, ....................$265,000 St.-commercial/rental....$150,000 New: 1720 Sale Pending 2342- FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 Lot Live Oak......................................$8,000 792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000 507 St. Michael, 3 bd., 2 ba................$78,000 312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., Land 1.5 Acres, Hwy. 90A East...................$115,000 14 acre lot............................................$150,000 Sold Pending 90 A East, 35 acs., Land + home................$369,000 11.2 acs., Hwy 90. GastRACT Shirley CONT Rd.......$5,300/Ac. Breitschopf CONT trees................$87,500 CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H, RACT 830-857-4142 153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac. Lynnette Cooper 3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 10lynnette@gonzalesproperties.com 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 58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. You can reach our staff by calling: ...................................................$12,000/Ac.

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Modern home on 165-acre ranch located between Gonzales and Shiner on paved road FM 443. Highly improved with scattered oak trees, improved grasses,

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vHARWOOD Manufactured home in excellent condition, about 1900 sq. ft., 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. Pri ce............................................................................................$110,000 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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Obituaries
are her two sons: Kenneth Davis and wife Lisa of Shiner, TX; Ronnie Davis of Gonzales, one daughter Charlotte Masek and husband Larry of Gonzales, TX; three brothers: Alfred Richter Jr. of Houston, TX; Simeon Richter Sim of Waco, TX; James Richter J.C. of Victoria, TX also four grandchildren: Danielle Davis, Brandon Davis, Matthew Davis and Adrien Masek. Ida was faithful to the end and in spite of what she endured she remained with a smile. Visitation for Ida Crumley was held Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5:00 PM at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Gonzales, TX. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, TX with Internment followed at Denton Creek Cemetery officiated by Pastor David Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Church of Gonzales or Denton Creek Cemetery Association. Any words of comfort can be left online for the Davis family at www.buffingtonfuneralhomegonzales.com. Arrangements made by Buffington Funeral Home, 424 St. Peter Gonzales, TX 78629; 830-672-3322. Evelyn was the lead florist for the 1987 Papal visit to San Antonio requiring to her to design truck loads of flower arrangements she would use to decorate the grounds for the Papal Mass and reception. After Evelyn retired, she continued with her craft by making small flower arrangements to be sold at the hospital for those wanting to take flowers to their loved ones. She made personalized spiritual cards for friends and family and did some needle point as well. Evelyn was an attentive mother; she attended everything her children were involved in such as band concerts and marching band, sports activities, girl scouts, boy scouts, school functions and PTO. She was certain to have her children registered in CCD classes and involved as alter servers. She had a tender loving nature about her as a mother and wife, but she recognized the value in teaching her children to share chores and to care for each other and friends outside the home. Evelyn loved to throw a party and genuinely believed the more attending the merrier the party. She loved having everyone home for Christmas, for Christmas is a season of love and Evelyn clearly loved her family. She and Max enjoyed attending dances in the early days, and she favored collecting faux butterflies to adorn her garden and home. Her faith in God and her church was authentic and remained a large part of her life. She and her husband Max brought a young deacon into their home to help him as he worked toward his ordination to the priesthood. Fr. Mike Boulette returned to Gonzales to pastor St. James Catholic Church and Evelyn was as proud of him as if he were her very own son. Evelyns favorite Saint was St. Francis, the founder of the Franciscan Order who never sought ordination into the priesthood, but devoted his life to preaching the word of God and begging to feed the poor and care for very ill. He represented a selfless, caring life style, not unlike the manner in which Evelyn lived her life. Evelyn had touched so many lives, whether it was through her selflessness or through prayer. She devoted so much of her time to prayer as she believed communing with God through prayer was the best way to help those in need of His love and strength. Evelyn is survived by her doting and loving husband of 61 years, Max Hugo Tieken of Gonzales; daughters, Beverly Gayle Parker of Colorado Springs, Rosemary Sue Hindman and her husband Joe Britt of Cost, sons, Gregory Charles Tieken and his wife Debbie of Gonzales, Rodney Paul Tieken and his wife Donna of Wichita Falls, and Wesley James Tieken and his wife Tina of Pompano Beach, FL; grandchildren, Brent Tieken, Lauren Tieken Combest, Kelli Tieken Kenney, Britt Hindman, Ashley Tieken Pierce, Lindsey Tieken, Jillian Parker Maxwell, Scott Hindman, and Josh Parker; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Maxwell, Benn Maxwell, Jack Kenney, and Lane Pierce. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Loretta Tieken, and her brothers, Dan and Melvin Pilsner. A rosary was recited for her on Friday, Sept. 28 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, September 29 in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Raaz as celebrant. Interment followed in St. James Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Brent Tieken, Sgt. Scott Hindman USMC, Matt Pierce, Cpl. Britt Hindman, USMC, Steve Combest, Graham Kenney, Stanley Tieken and George Bozka. Memorials may be made to the St. James Altar Society, Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund, or the St. Peter Upon the Water Retreat Center, P.O. Box 509, Ingram, TX 78025. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral home.

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Adolph Kuntschik, 1933-2012

Adolph E. Kuntschik, 79 of Gonzales passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012. He was born to Frances Kuntschik on June 14, 1933 in Gonzales County. Adolph married Emily Darilek on October 13, 1956 at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales. He was long time member of St. James Catholic Church and had served three tours of duty with the U.S. National Guard before being honorably discharged. Adolph was a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He had worked as the store manager for Gonzales Lumber Company before going to work for Charter Crude Oil Company, where it wasnt uncommon for him to work 12 to 13 hour days, day after day in the oil field. Adolph finally retired from Enron Corporation 1997, yet he was not one to sit still, he loved working with his hands. Adolph could often be found tinkering in his word shop or messing with his Martin houses. He refurbished antique furnishings, especially furniture made of solid wood which he would strip, sand, repair and stain to look as if these antiques had just came off the show room floor. He was never one to shy away from hard work, most often he accepted the more difficult jobs as challenges and he always persevered. As a younger man, when time permitted, he enjoyed dove and duck hunting and always delighted in loading up his family and loving wife to attend a dance, something he and Emily thoroughly enjoyed together throughout their 55 years of marriage. Adolph was an attentive loving husband, an adoring father and a doting grandfather and great-grandfather. Adolph E. Kuntschik is survived by his dear wife, Emily Kuntschik of Gonzales; daughter and son-in-

KUNTSCHIK

law, Debra Susan Budd and husband Gary of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Steven Kuntschik and his wife Ramona of Plano, and Kenneth Alan Kuntschik and his wife Billie Sue of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Matthew Steele, Katie Carney, Whitney Wahl, Megan SteeleLassig, Kristen Garlick, Kyle Kuntschik, Giovanna Kuntschik and Ishbel Kuntschik; great-grandchildren, Mattison Steele, Hannah Wahl, Kennedy Lassig and Emily Carney. He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant son, Thomas Eugene Kuntschik. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Raaz as celebrant. Interment followed in St. James Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers include; Kyle Kuntschik, Johnny Johnson, Darren Darilek, Jerry Shepherd, Tommy Schurig, and Greg Tieken. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales Knights of Columbus, St. James Catholic Church or the charity of ones choice. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Evelyn Tieken, 1929-2012

Ida M. (Richter) Crumley, 1935-2012

Ida M. Crumley went to be with her Lord early morning Thursday, September 27, 2012. She was blessed with 77 years. Ida was born January 04, 1935 in Nickel, Texas to Alfred H. Richter Sr. and Maude Rasor. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Gonzales. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother John H. Richter and one sister Ellen Lockstedt. Survivors

CRUMLEY

Evelyn Cecilia Tieken, 82, passed away Wednesday, September 26. Evelyn was born September 29, 1929 in Moulton to Otto and Lillie Schoenfeld Pilsner. She married Max Hugo Tieken on November 27, 1950 in Moulton. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, St. James Altar Society, and the Pink Ladies of Gonzales Memorial Hospital. Evelyn had worked at Turk Florists for many years before moving to Persons Flower Shop, which had been purchased by her son and daughter-in-law.

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Constance Diane Mills Dement, 1945-2012

Constance Diane Mills Dement, 67 of Gonzales, died Tuesday, October 2. Born January 12, 1945, in Evansville, Indiana, Diane was the daughter of the late Mitchell Elroy Mills and Carrie Selena Duncan Mills. She married Jerry Dale Dement on May 20, 1965, in Sturgis,

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Kentucky. In addition to her parents, Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dale Dement; her father and mother-in-law, Wesley Dennis Dement and Versa Pearl Rhew Dement; and her brother-inlaw, Rodney Dement. Diane attended Murray State University where she received a BSN. She was a registered nurse for 41 years at various hospitals and schools. Diane enjoyed quilting for everyone she knew and especially for her family and friends. She was a member of the Tuesday Morning SitN-Sew Quilters Group of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was also a member of the Happy Heart Quilters and the Peace Makers Quilting Group, both of Madisonville, Kentucky. She also loved to sew, make ceramics, and travel. With her husband being an auditor for the U.S. Federal Government, she had the privilege to live in Germany, Texas, Kansas, and throughout Kentucky. Diane is survived by her two sons, Daniel Dement and his wife Imelda of King George, Virginia and Deron Dement and his wife Paula of Gonzales; one brother, Adrian Duncan Mills and sister-in-law Margaret Ann Annie Mills of Eddyville, Kentucky; one brother-in-law and sisterin-law, Donald and Betty Sue Dement of Madisonville, Kentucky; a sisterin-law, Linda Dement of Madisonville, Kentucky; an uncle and aunt, A.J. and Margaret Mills of Sun City, Arizona; an uncle and aunt, Alan and Frances Duncan of Louisville, Kentucky; an aunt, Mary Virginia Loman of North Carolina; and three grandchildren, Kelly Dement of San Antonio, David Dement of King George, Virginia, and Taylor Dement of Olathe, Colorado. Gravesite services will be held on Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, in Madisonville, Kentucky, with Rev. Lon Lorton officiating. Family will be receiving friends before the service at the gravesite. Anyone wishing to send flowers may send them to First Presbyterian Church 260 West McLaughlin Avenue Madisonville, Kentucky 42431. Donations may be made to Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation P.O.Box 587 Gonzales, Texas 78629. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales,Texas 830-6723232.

Sesame Study Club News


The Sesame Study Club met Wednesday, September 26 at the home of Mrs. Roy Cole with Mrs. Thomas Tiller serving as co-host. Upon arrival the members were served pound cake with fresh fruit, cheese straws & nuts. The president, Mrs. Ralph McGarity called the meeting to order with the membership reciting the Club Collect. Vice President Mrs. Ronnie Menking introduced Karen Smith who gave a program on the Victoria College Gonzales Center. Mrs. Smith is in charge of the vocational nursing programs and told members how the college has now grown to 412 students and the plans for enlarging the school. A gift to the library was presented to the speaker in her honor. Mrs. Ronnie Menking presented members with new year books and gave a monthly book review study on Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Each month a chapter will be presented by a member. The business meeting followed and reports by officers & committee chairman were given. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Darren Schauer with Mrs. Swann Reed as co-hostess on October 24.

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On Sept. 19, the Mighty Apache Band participated in the East Central Golden Hornet Marching Band Festival in San Antonio. In spite of the rain, the band received a First Place in the 3A category and other awards were Outstanding Color Guard, Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding Drum Major. The band will be participating in another pre-UIL Marching Contest in Troy on Oct. 10. They will travel to Giddings on Oct. 20 for their UIL Marching Contest. Congratulations to the band members and the band staff which includes Mr. and Mrs. Boucher and Mr. Scoggin. Pictured above are students representing the band (from left): Seidy Gomez, Destiny Pierpont, Sarah Stout, Elizabeth Williams and Joey Gallardo. (Courtesy photo)

Gonzales Book Club News


The Gonzales Book Club met on Thursday, Sept. 20 to discuss Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. This is a true life novel about Jeannette Walls grandmother, Lily Casey Smith, who died when Jeannette was eight years old. This an oral history told to her by the family. It was researched and found true. Walls writes, I have drawn on my imagination to fill in details. The only honest thing to do is call the book a novel. There are several points made by her sayings, her actions, and her personality. When her daughter is embarrassed to be seen driving with her grandfathers corpse in the car, Lily says Life is too short to worry about what other people think of you. When her sister commits suicide she says, When people kill themselves they think theyre ending their pain, but all theyre doing is passing it on to those they leave behind. And others such as Do the best you can, thats all anyone can do and You ride you got to know how to fall, and you got to know how to crash. And there are many others. She helps her father break horses. The especially difficult wild ones get half-broke, hence the title of the book. We discussed these points and others that apply to our own lives. Lily becomes a teacher, with her eighth grade education, in several small country schools. She was let go from these schools for refusing to back down from her principals and the rights of others. She will not compromise; Lily is a character. The author does a wonderful job of getting this point across from the beginning. Her personality absolutely explodes from the page. She also has heartbreak where we see her personality from the other side. And how she deals with it: her sisters suicide, her first husbands infidelity, and the death of her friend are examples. We discussed her reactions and how we might react to these situations. Then we discussed female equality and how different things are now. Half Broke Horses is a powerful, well written, enjoyable novel. Our next meeting is on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 10-11 a.m. at Lifords Books and Art. We will discuss Farewell by Horton Foote, a memoir of a Texas childhood by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Anyone interested in a literary discussion is welcome.

TV chefs visit Gonzales

Aaron Sanchez (center) and Aquils Chavez (right) stopped in Gonzales last weekend while cycling across Texas, checking out local foods and lifestyles. Sanchez is an award-winning chef and author, co-star of the Food Networks popular TV show Chopped, and owner of Centrico Restaurant and Tacombi in New York City, as well as Mestizo Restaurant in Kansas City. Chavez is a television personality, chef and owner of La Fisheria in Houston. He introduces real food from Mexico to Houstonians and his show is carried on Fox Net Utifisima. The duo stopped here on Friday evening and stayed over through Saturday, visiting the Running M Bar and Grill and then on to Gonzales Food Market, where they were filmed learning first-hand about sausage making. They also made a stop at the J. B. Wells Park, where they were photographed with barrel-racer Lindsey Trammel (left) before they went on their way to Luckenbach. (Courtesy photo)

GHS receives curriculum


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On Tuesday night the Gonzales V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 4817 had their annual inspection. On hand for the occasion was Linda Payne, Dorothy Gast, Candy Brown, Linda Kuenzler, Beverly Gerloff, Teresa Washichek, Esther Tivasky, Bertha Null, District 5 President Nelda Hackett and Bernice Heldarsen. Pictured taken by Bernadette Adams, VFW Post 3413 Ladies Auxiliary. SCHAUMBERG, Ill. Gonzales High School is the beneficiary of a financial literacy curriculum donation from The Actuarial Foundation, the foundation has announced. The Foundations Building Your Future curriculum is designed to help high school students master the basic of personal finance and prepare for a lifetime of responsible money management. The donation is supported by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company based in San Antonio. As a financial services company,w e believe it is our responsibility to provide financial education to individuals to help them make informed decisions, said Charles Larkam of AXA Advisors LLC. Edu-

Gonzales County Judge David Bird signs a proclamation honoring National 4-H Week in Gonzales County Oct. 7-13. Judge Bird is pictured with members of Gonzales County 4-H. In conjunction with National 4-H Week, Gonzales County 4-H will be conducting a food drive to benefit GCAM. Donations may be made at the local schools, or at the County Extension Office. (Courtesy photo)

Local DRT observes Gonzales Day


October 2 is Gonzales Day each year, marking the Battle of Gonzales and the beginning of the Texas Revolution. It is one of twelve Texas Honor Days designated by The Daughters of the Republic of Texas to commemorate important events and people in Texas history. Significant are the pioneers who fought in the Battle of Gonzales, which took place on October 2, 1835. The events surrounding the battle centered on a small cannon provided to the citizens of Gonzales in 1831 for defense against hostile Indians. When Santa Anna issued a disarmament decree in 1835, a request was made for the return of the cannon. Soldiers were sent to collect the cannon, but Gonzales citizens refused. Additional Mexican troops were sent to carry out the order and the citizens of Gonzales called for Texian help. Tensions escalated, and on the morning of October 2, 1835, the Texians attacked the Mexican detachment. During the skirmish, the leaders of the Mexican and Texian forces met and the request for the cannon was made again. In response, the Texians pointed to the cannon, which they had positioned at the rear of the Mexican troops, and said, There

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it iscome and take it. The little cannon was fired, and after a few rifle volleys, the short fight ended and the Mexican troops withdrew. Known as the Come and Take It cannon, this little cannon fired the first shot for Texas independence. Though the Battle of Gonzales lasted only a few minutes, and the shot of the cannon was harmless, it provided the catalyst for Texans to realize that there was no turning back. The Texas Revolution had begun! Each year in Gonzales, a cannon firing ceremony is held on October 2 to mark the date of the battle. A Come and Take It Festival is held in Gonzales on the first full weekend in October and the battle is re-enacted on Saturday at the Gonzales Pioneer Village and Living History Center. This years dates are October 5, 6, and 7. For more information, call 888-672-1095. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is dedicated to the preservation and education of Texas history. For more information on Texas Honor Days and the work of the DRT, please visit the website at www. drtinfo.org.

College Day was held at Gonzales High School on Thursday, Sept. 27. Representatives from 35 Texas universities and colleges, trade schools and branches of the military were on hand to share information with the students and to answer any questions they

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might have. Juniors and seniors from Gonzales High School, Shiner High School, St. Paul High School in Shiner, Sacred Heart in Hallettsville, Moulton High School, Luling High School and Waelder High School participated. The event

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Gonzales renews rivalry with Sam Houston


The stormy weather from last weekend has taken a turn for the best and so it seems have the Gonzales Apaches. The Apaches picked up their second straight win in blowout fashion last Friday by downing College Station 47-6 on a rainy outing. It was good (to get the win) because you kind of worry about things when get into conditions that your team has never been in, said Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock. The weather can be a great equalizer. College Station was very athletic. Their only problem is they are young. They have a lot of good athletes so they are going to be good. Now the table is set for the Apaches (3-1) to renew their spirited rivalry with San Antonio Sam Houston when they face the Hurricanes tonight at the SAISD Sports Complex on the campus of Burbank High School. Sam Houston (0-5) is off

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or five times and just wild stuff happened like us being called for a chop block and flagged for holding twice. It was a little different that night. The Apaches were able to exact their revenge last season when they hosted Sam Houston in a battle between two state-ranked teams. Gonzales prevailed to an unusually slow start this year, but they always seem to get up for Gonzales. It was a 12-8 loss to the Hurricanes two years ago that kept the Apaches from obtaining a playoff berth. The last time we played them in San Antonio, we had two touchdowns called back, Lock recalled. We were inside their 10 four

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at home, 27-0, over a Hurricane squad that would send seven players into the ranks of Division One college football. We really get after each other every time we play, Lock said. Its become a heated rivalry. They came in last year and taunted our crowd, so our kids were fired up that game. It was a playoff atmosphere. Sam Houston was hit hard by graduation, but the cupboard is far from being empty. The Hurricanes have been led offensively by Terrance Winkfield, who

has caught 15 balls for 355 yards and a touchdown. Their best skill guy is Winkfield, said Lock. He goes about 62, 180 pounds and he can really run. The Hurricanes best asset on offense is arguably their massive offensive line. I dont think this will be the quickest line that weve faced, but they are very big, Lock said. Theyve got guys that weigh 310, 290 and 280, but were pretty good up front. Nobody has really run the ball with a whole lot of success APACHES, Page C2

Eagles look to expand winning streak vs. Goliad


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The Eagles return to Eagle Stadium to take on the Goliad Tigers for the 2012 Homecoming game. Luling (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak and opened district with a 1-0 record as they defeated San Antonio Cole, 44-0, last week. The game was called early in the fourth quarter due to lightning in the area. The kids played well in the very wet conditions and did not let the weather affect them or their game plan, Luling head coach Colby Hensley said. Goliad (4-1) comes to town for the Eagles Homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Goliad offense lines up in a spread half the time and the Slot-T the other half. Our defense key is to contain and stop quarterback Dalton Strum, Hensley said. If he gets loose, our defense will have a long night. Goliads defense is a melting pot with the 3-3 Stack, 4-3, 6-1 and the Split. Joseph Burn at linebacker is the key player. They run whatever they feel will shut down the opposing offense, Hensley said. The Luling offense needs to be consistent and not have periods where the intensity drops off. They also have to win the battle up front and keep Burns out of the backfield, he said. Hallettsville Sacred Heart at Austin McCallum JV The Indians made the breakthrough and picked up their first win of the season last week with a 31-12 win over the Louise Hornets. It was great to get a win, Sacred Heart head coach Pat Henke said. It was not crisp or pretty but we needed it for confidence. Sacred Heart will have an unusual game this week as they travel to Austin tonight for a 7 p.m. game

against the 4A Austin McCollum JV team. Henke said there was no film exchange but information was traded over the phone between the two teams. We do not know a lot about them. We know they are talented and have some speed in the backfield, he said. I do not like going into a game blindfolded. We just have to worry about how we play. The Indians improved their ball security against Louise and that has been the focus of this weeks practice as well as eliminating false start penalties, which Henke said happens due to a lack of focus and is something he will not tolerate. On defense, the Indians will need to be prepared for anything McCollum throws or runs at them. It is our fifth game and I think the kids should be able to adapt. We went over the formations they use on offense and worked on plays we feel will help us, Henke said. Mainly, we have to improve on what we do. Nixon-Smiley at Dilley The Mustangs (0-4) face Dilley at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow for their first road district game. Nixon was defeated by Karnes City, 42-0, on Friday, while the Wolves beat Nixons rivals, Stockdale, 25-18. Head coach Carlton McKinney said the same issues of lack of execution and turnovers on offense placed the defense in a tough position against Karnes City. The Nixon offense found themselves in a situation where they were down a couple of touchdowns and would have to make up a lot of ground to stay in the game. The feat would have proved very challenging because of the offensive nature of the Slot-T. Nixon heads to Dilley, a

Gonzales High School sophomore Krisslyn Sexton has been chosen to compete in the Down Under International Games in Australia next summer as a member of the Texas State Track and Field team. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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When Gonzales resident and high school sophomore Krisslyn Sexton found out she had been invited to join the 2013 Texas State Track and Field team for the 13th Annual Down Under International Games in Australia next summer, she knew divine intervention was the reason. I was very excited to learn I had been selected to the First Team. I know it is a blessing from God for me to go, she said. I feel encouraged to go and do my best. Sexton will be competing in the 400-meter dash, an event she has been getting reps in both in the school year and during the summer. From 2005-2011, SexPREVIEW, Page C2 ton competed on the local

summer track program, the G-Town Striders. She said her development was thanks in part to Striders director and head coach, Quincy Johnson. During her time as a Strider, Sexton competed in the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) Jr. Olympics meet. She qualified for the 2011 event, which was held in New Orleans. The 400 was not even Sextons preferred event in track and field. I started off not liking the 400, she said. I thought it was too long. My mother told me running the 400 would pay off in the end. Mother was right and Sexton learned the ropes of the one lap endurance race around the track. The more I tried it and worked at it, the better I be-

came, she said. Sexton did not know she had been selected for the state team until a couple of weeks ago when she received a Certificate of Recognition and an invitation letter, written by Down Under Sports President J. Brian Pella. Sexton has been invited to depart with the team on June 30, 2013 for Australia and stay there for seven days while competing for team and individual titles, as well as doing some sightseeing in Sydney including the world-famous Sydney Opera House. The letter also stated athletes could remain with the team another three days for tourist activities in Hawaii. Sexton still has plenty of time to prepare for the event as she will compete on the 2013 Lady Apaches

track and field team come early next year. I can prepare for the summer by running against the best of the best in high school track, she said. She will be joined by nearly 300 other track athletes from around the state of Texas for the games in Australia. Sexton said her parents, Joyce Wilson and Elroy Wilson, Jr., have been her biggest supporters by far. Joyce has even been known to help Krisslyn out by running in the stands during the home stretch of her 400. I thank my Mom for running the last 200 meters of my race in the stands, she said. When it is all said and done, Sexton said it is all due to blessings from God himself.

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Lady Cards sweep Sacred Heart, 3-0


From coaches reports The Shiner St. Paul Lady Cardinals swept rivals Hallettsville Sacred Heart 2517, 25-19, 25-21, on Thursday. For the Lady Cardinals, Jacy Pawelek, Kourtney Knesek, Morgan Long and Samantha Siegal had two aces; Long had 11 kills; Knesek chipped in two blocks and 19 assists while Madison Kurtz had nine digs. For Sacred Heart, Jenna Brown had 15 digs; Sandra Adams had one ace and two blocks; Jami Shimek had two blocks; Adrienne Klimitchek had nine kills and one ace; and Rachel Saulnier had 10 assists. I thought we played a great match, but when you give four or five points away in the middle of the match its hard to make that up against a good team and in the end we end up losing by that much, said Sacred Heart head coach Wanda Orsak. Now we need to start focusing on the rest of our district and working to finish in the top three. St. Paul won the junior varsity match 25-12, 1625, 25-18 and the freshman game, 25-18, 25-19. The Indianettes are 7-17 and 4-4 in district. St. Paul beat San Antonio First Baptist Academy in three sets 25-15, 25-11, 2513 on Tuesday. Knesek had 25 assists and seven aces; Jacy Pawelek and Long had seven kills each; Kurtz had five digs and Siegal had two blocks. St. Paul 15-6 and 7-0 in district. The Shiner Lady Comanches beat Waelder, 255, 25-4, 25-10, on Saturday. LaNeisha Hunt had 10 aces one block, and 14 points; Lauren Oden had 10 digs and Amanise Coleman had eight kills. On Tuesday, Shiner swept rivals Flatonia, 25-19, 25-13, 25-19. Hunt had seven kills; Oden had 23 digs; Julianna Rankin had three aces and nine points; Schacherl had 21 assists; Coleman and Tabitha Blaschke had two blocks. Yoakum beat Rice Consolidated 3-1 (25-12, 25-27, 25-16, 25-19) on Friday. Callie Witte had 36 assists; Lesely Seidenberger

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had three aces and three blocks; Faith Hagan had 13 points; Shelby Pesek had 16 digs and Danielle Pohl had 19 kills. The Lady Dogs returned to district action on Tuesday, falling to Smithville 15-25, 25-11, 23-25, 12-25. Witte had 25 assists and 16 digs; Seidenberger had 15 kills; Jaccari Hights had 10 points and seven block, and Hagan had two aces. Yoakum is 18-13 on the year and 2-2 in district. The Yoakum JV lost in three 25-19, 10-25, 16-25 and the freshman fell in two 13-25 and 20-25. The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs fell to Karnes City in four sets, 25-22, 22-25, 16-25 and 14-25 on Friday, dropping their district record to 1-5. Devon Tristan had nine kills; Treca DeLeon had 24 digs; Abigail Scarbrough had seven blocks; Megan Guerra and Alena Alvarez had six assists; andHailey Boatright had three aces. Nixon got a district win Tuesday against Luling, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20, 2523. Guerra had 21 assists; Tristan had 13 kills and six aces; DeLeon had 20 digs and Boatright finished with seven blocks. Nixon is 2-5 in district play after the win. On Sept. 25, Luling concluded the first round of district play with a 3-0 (13-25, 18-25, 19-25) loss to Karnes City. On Friday, the Lady Eagles hosted Giddings in a non-district match, falling in three sets (22-25, 18-25, 21-25. The Flatonia Lady Bulldogs dropped district matches last week to Weimar and Ganado. On Sept. 25, Flatonia fell to Weimar in three sets, 12-25, 7-25, 6-25. Abigail Schacherl had one ace; Chandler Fike had five digs and three kills; Meredith Pavlica had three kills; and Alanis Ribera had four assists and one block. On Friday, Ganado defeated the Lady Dogs 3-1 (25-14, 23-25, 25-13, 2522). Elena Gomez and Kimberlyn Michalec had two aces; Fike had eight kills, Ribera had 12 assists; Katie Steinhauser had four blocks and Schacherl had five digs. Flatonia is now 8-23 and 3-3.

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Pictured above are the winners of the Wednesday Night Scramble held at Independence Golf Course in Gonzales for Sept. 26 were: Joseph Milburn, Jason Condel, Denise Sandelovic, Johnny Pollack, and Landon Allen. The second place team (below) was composed of Ryan Atkinson, DeAnn Atkinson, Billy Breitschopf, Jo Richardson and Joe Richenbaugh. (Courtesy photos)

Gonzales Youth Soccer Schedule


All games played at Lions Park Pee Wee Oct. 9 Lil Apaches vs Sharks, 6 p.m., Lions Park Peewee Field #1; Lil Gators vs Red Dragons, 6 p.m., Lions Park Peewee Field #2; Junior Oct. 9 Scorpions vs Eagles, 5:30 p.m., Lions Park Junior Field #1; Tigers vs Red Wasps, 5:30 p.m., Lions Park Junior Field #2; Bulldogs vs Eels, 6:30 p.m., Lions Park Junior Field #1. Senior Oct. 9 Raptors vs Destroyers, 5:30 p.m.; Lions vs Strikers, 6:30 p.m. For more information, log on to www.gonzalesyouthsoccerleague.com.

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against our defensive box, in between the tackles. The thing about our kids is they work extremely hard. Our practices are designed to be brutal so that when Friday night comes around, it (the games physicality) is not a big shock. The key to winning for Sam Houston will be in finding a way to shore up their porous defense, which has given up an average of 431 yards per game. The Hurricane D likes to operate out of the 4-3 set. They very seldom remove anybody from the tackle box, said Lock. They like to line up in there with seven, so were going to try to move them out with our formations. One of the Hurricanes best defenders is Joseph Butler, a three-year starter

at defensive end. Butler also plays a little fullback for them too, so hes an athlete, Lock said. Hes very active and plays wide open. Hes real impressive and hes a tough kid. Other players to watch on the Sam Houston defense include Winkfield, who leads their district with two interceptions, and safety Donavan Mann in the secondary, and linebacker James Citizen. Game preparation aside, Lock said his focus is always primarily on the performance of his team. The main thing Im concerned about is how we play, he said. Right before district you want to be clicking on all cylinders. All I ask from my guys is that they continue to improve and weve made some improvement every week.

team coming off a big win at Stockdale last week. We know their offense and defense well, McKinney said. They line up in a spread and their quarterback is the main threat. Defensively, they line up in a split package and we feel that fits our offensive game plan. Flatonia at Burton Flatonia (3-2) fell to Ganado, 26-14, last week. It was a hard-fought football game, Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag said. At points, Ganado dominated us and at other points, we dominated them. The kids competed hard but we had some costly penalties and one costly turnover. If we can eliminate mistakes like that, we will be okay. The Dogs face #9 Burton on the road, their last nondistrict game. Burton is the most athletic team I have seen on film, Freytag said. They have lots of speed, good size and are well-coached. I can see why they are a ranked 1A team. Flatonia needs to have

the ball for long periods of time and have no turnovers or penalties. Our offense is not the kind that can gain 15 yards in two plays so we have to avoid the 1st and 15s, he said. Our offensive line has improved to the point where I feel we can run at anybody. Against Burton, we need to maintain ball control to keep their speedy offense off the field. Freytag stressed the need for Flatonia to tackle well and contain Burtons offensive speed. The Panthers (3-1) run a spread offense, using their speed to get around the corner but will also utilize power running sets. On defense, they line up in five-man fronts and use some of their quickest players. They run downhill and come after you, Freytag said. Shiner St. Paul at Bryan Brazos Christian The St. Paul Cardinals start district on the right track as they closed out non-district with a 40-0 win over Cypress Christian last week in the Homecoming game.

We needed that win, St. Paul head coach Jake Wachsmuth said. The kids played the best game of the season. We made a couple of mistakes but just had to get over that hump. We held late leads in game but could not close the deal. It is now time for district as St. Paul starts with a trip to Bryan. Brazos Christian was successful against St. Paul last year. Road games are never easy, he said. There are always a couple of teams in every district that have a good shot at winning the district title and Brazos Christian has a shot to win this district. On offense, St. Paul will have stick to its guns of a balanced attack, cut out turnovers and have long drives. Brazos Christian likes to power run the football at opposing defenses. They come at you and do not get fancy, Wachsmuth said. We will have to play sound, aggressively and not give Brazos any big plays. Schertz Clemens at Lockhart It makes it hard to score

points and win football games when you fumble the ball a lot. Lockhart had 12 fumbles in its Friday loss at Seguin 38-12. Give Seguin credit for their victory, Lions head coach Paul Kilby said. We just did not give ourselves a chance. Lockhart (3-1, 0-1) returns home to host a winless Schertz Clemens at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in their second district match. It will be a tough one because Clemens ia 0-4 but has played some great competition like Kerrville Tivy, Del Rio and San Antonio Wagner. Clemens is big, fast and strong. Clemens offense runs the I-formation and looks to get the ball to their tailback, Demarius Burton. Kilby said the Buffaloes run the ball about 75 percent of the time, so the Lockhart defense must shut down the running game and watch for the pass. For the Lion offense, it is rather simple: run the football effectively, make first downs and do not fumble the football.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gonzales delivers in rainy rout of College Station


By CEDRIC IGLEHART
region@gonzalescannon.com

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fense is as good if not better than we were at this time last year. Gonzales outgained College Station 469-66 in total yards from scrimmage. Cecil Johnson led Gonzales with 249 yards rushing, his fourth straight game over 200. Matt Hillman was very efficient, completing 8 of 13 pass attempts for 82 yards. MacGregor Hines led College Station with 117 yards passing, but was only 4 of 15. As lopsided as those offensive stats were, it was the Apache defense who impressed the most. The Cougars were in the negative in rushing yards, finishing with -51 on 21 carries. I thought our defense played a very good first half, but we sputtered on offense the entire night, said College Station coach Steve Huff. We kind of ran out of bullets in our chamber in the second half which put our defense on the field way too many times. I felt like our kids fought all night. They didnt quit and they didnt shut down. Thats why I love this group of kids. Theyre getting better every week. The game marked the return of Gonzales stellar tight end Cameron Smith, who had to undergo emergency appendectomy surgery nearly three weeks ago. Smith celebrated his return by catching three balls for 44 yards. Cam was big. He had a couple of catches tonight

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GONZALES The football pundits thought Gonzales would win handily over College Station, but Apache head coach Ricky Lock maintained that the game would be a lot tougher than expected. Turns out that everybody was right. Gonzales (3-1) overcame a sluggish start and fought their way to a double-digit lead before running off from the Cougars, 47-6, during a soggy Friday night at Apache Stadium. We didnt play well in the first half and I think it had a lot to do with the weather, said Lock, citing the constant rain that fell throughout the first half. We hadnt been in anything like this in two years. Once our kids adapted to it, we looked pretty good in the second half and started to wear them down. College Station is a young bunch, but they are very talented and they are coached very well. College Station (1-4) did an admirable job of containing Gonzales in the games two opening quarters, but they proved to be no match for the Apaches varied offensive attack. They like to load the box and play man, but we got into some formations that caused them to spread out, Lock said. That was why we had more yards in the second half than we did in the first. Were still a work in progress. I think our of-

Zack Lopez is all business as he turns the corner and prepares to encounter Travis Tate (22) during Gonzales win over College Station Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Jim & Carla Russell) and blocked really well, Lock said. Hes an All-District player and it was just great having him back. The weather seemed to have an adverse effect on both teams early on as they played to a scoreless tie through one quarter. Gonzales was poised to put the first points on the board when they drove down to the College Station 17 in eight plays. On the next play, Matt Hillman was looking for Darrance James but the pass was intercepted by Travis Tate at the CS3. On the next play, Hines hit Jeremiah Booker on a seam route that went for 97 yards. Hines run failed. CS led 6-0 with 41 seconds left in the first. James returned the ensuing kickoff to the CS42 and Johnson picked up six yards on first down from the Wildcat formation. Another Wildcat carry by Johnson took the ball down to the CS5 and the first quarter expired. The second frame opened with Johnson taking it in. The run failed and the game was tied at 6-6. The Cougars were forced into a three and out and they punted to Gonzales, setting them up at the CS32. After a first down incompletion, Hillman hit Smith on an out route that went down to the nine-yard line. Johnson got the ball out of the Wildcat and was just about to cross the goal line when the ball squirted out GONZALES, Page C5

Pigskin Special

Rice dominates in the trenches, downs Yoakum

Willie Hights goes into the end zone to score the Bulldogs first touchdown during Yoakums loss to Rice Consolidated Friday night. (Photo by Mark Lube)

By MARK LUBE
sportseditor@gonzalescannon.com

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YOAKUM A lot of football games are won or lost in the trenches. The Rice offensive line pushed the Yoakum defensive line back as it created tons of running room for its back, and the Raider defensive line stymied the Yoakum rushing attack for a mere 87 yards as Rice came away with a 21-13 win over the Bulldogs (3-2) Friday night at a wet Bulldog Field. No doubt this game was decided in the trenches, Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay said. You have to tip your hat to Rice. They did a good job of moving the football. They basically dominated us up front. Minor issues on the Dogs special teams, including two 60-yard plus returns by Rice and a 7-yard punt by Yoakum, complicated things even further for the

home side. The kickoff returns gave the Raiders (23) short fields of less than 30 yards to work with and the visitors took advantage by finishing off both drives with touchdowns. Chase Hermes completed 4-of-14 passes for just 45 yards, one interception and one touchdown. Yoakums ground game was grounded with under 100 yards, with Tre Hights 36 yards on five carries leading the way. We were inconsistent on offense, Kornegay said. We were sporadic. We did some good things and we would do some bad things. Yoakum had some injuries happen in the game with Hermes, the starting quarterback, coming out for a several plays and running back-defensive lineman Willie Hights leaving the game in the fourth quarter due to health concerns. Yoakum has an open date

this week and will use the time to make corrections and get players healthy. Rice opened the game with a 64-yard kickoff return by Justin Semora to the Dogs 25. James Garner took a toss play for 9 yards to the 16, a handoff for 3 yards and two straight toss plays for an 8-yard touchdown run with David Esquivel adding the extra point for a 7-0 Raiders advantage with 10:18 left in the period. Yoakum got two rushes for 2 yards from Myron Hights and a Hermes incomplete pass before they punted to the Rice 10. This time, with 90 yards in front of them, Rice only got to their 36 and punted the ball back to Yoakum. Terrance Hall got the ball on the first two plays and had a total gain of 14 yards out to the Rice 47. Yoakum only got as far as the 35 before Todd Nicholas interYOAKUM, Page C5

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Turnovers doom Lockhart, lose big in district opener


By RON OSWALT & SHAWN M TRUPPUTI
Special Cannon Correspondents

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ditions. The Lions finally put the pieces together as Curtis Hawkins scored on a 1-yard touchdown run up the middle with 6:55 left until halftime. Marcus Rodriguez lost the ball on the 2-point conversion try as the Lions scratched back to a 13-6 deficit. A 56-yard run by Applewhite would set up the Matadors on the 11-yard line and Rodriguez added a 27-yard field goal to extend the home team lead to 16-6 with 5:04 left in the second quarter. The Lions would start driving once again until C.J. McKinney fumbled the ball and retained possession on fourth down near the Matadors 40-yard line with 1:50 left in the half. That fourth down play missed the first down mark by four inches for their 7th fumble of the half. The score would remain in the Matadors favor 16-6 at the half. The Lions attempted an onside kick to start the second half, but was unsuccessful. Applewhite would roll off a 26-yard run to set up great field position but the Lions defense, led by junior Marco Medina, would hold strong and force a turnover on downs. The Lions marched down the field after a Matadors personal foul, and McKinney would ramble over several defenders on his way for a 22-yard touchdown. The PAT by Jordan Johnson would go wide left as the Lions closed the score to a 16-12 deficit with 7:53 left in the third quarter. Later on the next Matador drive, Elijah Tienda would grab an Applewhite fumble and put the Lions in business at the Matadors 49-yard line, as the rains intensified. But the Lions went three and out before punting the ball, wasting

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SEGUIN Most preseason football magazines predicted the Lockhart Lions and the Seguin Matadors would finish at the bottom of their District 274A standings. Entering the game the 3-0 Lions were bucking the predictions and surprising area football enthusiasts. However, fumbling 12 times and losing four would keep the Lions from staying undefeated in a 3812 loss at a wind-driven and rain-soaked Matadors Stadium. The Matador offense featured both a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the game, with Colton Applewhite carrying the ball 19 times for 109 yards and two scores and Ty Miles making five catches for 103 yards and one touchdown. The Lions turned the ball over on their first three possessions, one of which led to a score by Applewhite on a 13-yard run off the right side with 7:25 left in the first quarter. Emiliano Rodriguez tacked on the PAT for a 7-0 Matadors lead. The second quarter would begin with the home team on the Lions 3-yard line. The first play of the second quarter for the Matadors, Hall would take a 3-yard run off the right side for a 13-0 lead as the PAT by Rodriguez sailed wide left with 11:54 left until halftime. The Lions had no problems moving the ball early in the game, but securing it was another story in itself. Lockhart fumbled the ball five times and lost three in a little more than 15 minutes of play in sloppy con-

a golden opportunity in a tight ball game. Hall would answer the bell for the Matadors on a 65-yard run up the middle with 4:07 in the third quarter. They would add a 2-point conversion on a pass from Franz to Miles for a 24-12 lead. The Matadors struck again on a 57-yard pass from Franz to Joe Salinas. Rodriguez PAT was good for a 31-12 commanding lead with 1:07 left in the third quarter. The Matadors would score again in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard pass from Franz to Sheldon Whitson to add more misery to the Lions to push the lead to 38-12. The Lions finished the night with 18 first downs, led by Hawkins with 181 yards on 22 carries, and the team rolled up 342 yards of total offense and zero passing yards. Our kids did not give up. It is hard to win when you have twelve fumbles, said Lockhart head coach Paul Kilby. And it is not all on us, you have got to give full credit to Seguin. We didnt play our best game, but Seguin played very well tonight. [They] had a very good game plan. We have got to get back on the horse. We cant sit around and feel sorry for ourselves. The Lions (3-1, 0-1) return to action on Oct. 5 at home versus the SchertzClemens Buffaloes. Kickoff is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. A disappointed Tanner Brown stares in disbelief during the fourth quarter of game time. Lockharts loss to Seguin last Friday night. (Photo by Ron Oswalt)
Game Summary Seguin 38, Lockhart 12 Score by Quarters L 0 6 6 0-12 S 7 9 15 7-38 Scoring Summary S - Colton Applewhite 10 run (Emiliano Rodriguez kick), 7:25, 1st S - P.J. Hall 3 run (kick failed), 11:54, 2nd L - Curtis Hawkins 1 run (run failed), 6:55, 2nd S - Rodriguez 27 field goal, 5:04, 2nd L - C.J. McKinney 21 run (kick failed), 7:53, 3rd S - Hall 65 run (Ty Miles from Walker Franz), 4:07, 3rd S - Joe Salinas 57 pass from Franz (Rodriguez kick), 1:07, 3rd S - Sheldon Whitson 7 pass from Franz (Rodriguez kick), 5:23, 4th Team Statistics L S First downs 18 18 Rushes-Yds 53-342 36-308 Passing 0-5-0 12-18-0 Passing Yds 0 148 Punts-Yds 2-35 1-35 Fumbles-Lost 12-4 1-1 Penalites-Yds 5-50 6-65 Individual Statistics RUSHING - Lockhart: Marcos Rodriguez 14-86, Charles Ereaux 5-(-10), C.J. McKinney 10-82, Curtis Hawkins 22-181, Juan Lopez 2-3. Seguin: Ty Miles 1-0, P.J. Hall 12-117, Colton Applewhite 17-168, Walker Franz 1-2, Sheldon Whitson 1-11, Dustin Thompson 4-10. PASSING - Lockhart: Ereaux 0-5-0. Seguin: Franz 12-18-148. RECEIVING - Lockhart: none. Seguin: Miles 1-23, Applewhite 1-13, Joe Salinas 7-98, Whitson 3-24.

Mustangs get blanked by St. Paul makes short work Karnes City in home loss of Cypress Christian, 40-0
Football Roundup
By DAVE MUNDY
manager@gonzalescannon.com

From coaches reports SHINER - Adam Hollenbach scored three touchdowns to lead the St. Paul Cardinals in a romp over Houston Cypress Christian, 40-0. Hollenbach, who also kicked three extra points, ran for a game-high 176 yards and was almost joined in triple-digit rushing by Martin Kennedy, who finished with 97. Kennedy got the ball rolling for the Cards (2-2) when he ran 60 yards for the games first score. Hollenbach garnered a 35-yard scoring run in the second quarter and Kennedy followed up with a 13-yarder before the first half ended. Hollenbach opened the third quarter scoring with a 35-yard jaunt and Dylan Barton returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown on the Warriors next play from scrimmage. Hollenbach capped the scoring with a threeyard burst in the fourth quarter.
Game Summary Score by Quarters CC 0 0 0 0-0 SP 7 14 13 6-40 Scoring Summary SP - Martin Kennedy 60 run (Adam Hollenbach kick), 4:22, 1st SP - Hollenbach 35 run (Hollenbach kick), 11:37, 2nd SP - Kennedy 13 run (Hollenbach kick), 0:28, 2nd

SP - Hollenbach 35 run (kick failed), 4:36, 3rd SP - Dylan Barton 50 interception return, 4:20, 3rd SP - Hollenbach 3 run (kick failed), 9:23, 4th Team Statistics SP CC First downs 14 5 Rushes-yds 34-332 26-(-17) Passing yds 107 39 Passing 5-7-1 7-17-0 Punts-yds 1-30 8-284 Fumbles-lost 4-3 1-1 Penalties-yds 5-45 4-20 Individual Statistics RUSHING St. Paul: Adam Hollenbach 14-176, Martin Kennedy 9-97, John Barker 2-34, Jed Janecek 3-18, Mitchell McElroy 6-7. Cypress Christian: Blase Fontenot 11-18, Gray Dansby 2-9, Andrew Wilson 10-(-40), Will Echols 2-(-4). PASSING St. Paul: McElroy 5-7-107. Cypress Christian: Wilson 7-17-39. RECEIVING St. Paul: Kennedy 2-60, Dylan Barton 1-46, Jared Markham 1-1. Cypress Christian: Frank Aufmuth 2-16, Bobby Miller 2-15, Fontenot 1-8, Conner Orrick 1-(-1).

31 yards for another score. Taylen Moore made the scoreboard move when he went 20 yards for a touchdown and Brendon Cubit finished the blitzkrieg with a nine-yarder at the 1:50 mark. Trayden Staton scored on a 41-yard jaunt in the third quarter and later, he hooked up with Moore on a 27-yard scoring toss.
Game Summary Score by Quarters L 29 0 15 0-44 C 0 0 0 0-0 Scoring Summary L - Quinton Grant 11 run (kick failed), 7:56, 1st L - Grant 31 fumble return (Brendon Cubit run), 7:45, 1st L - Taylen Moore 20 run (Cubit run), 6:21, 1st L - Cubit 9 run (Shawnessy Marshall kick), 1:50, 1st L - Trayden Staton 41 run (Marshall kick), 9:02, 3rd L - Moore 27 pass from Staton (Ty Anderson pass from Staton), 5:12, 3rd Team Statistics L C First downs 12 1 Rushes-yds 34-310 26-28 Passing yds 61 0 Passing 4-6-0 0-5-0 Punts-avg 2-28 6-38 Fumbles-lost 2-1 5-3 Penalties-yds 6-45 3-15 Individual Statistics RUSHING Luling: Brendon Cubit 14-88, Trayden Staton 7-72, Quinton Grant 3-22, Taylen Moore 3-30, Ty Anderson 2-55, Shaft Cubit 4-45, Trey Hernandez 1-(-2). San Antonio Cole: Jerren Scott 11-(-2), Jacob Almquist 2-6, Andre Terrell 9-10, Jacob Kelly 4-14.

Luling 44, San Antonio Cole 0

SAN ANTONIO The Luling Eagles struck early and often to pick up a 44-0 win over San Antonio Cole in the District 15-2A DI opener for both teams. The game was called off with 10:58 left to play due to lightning strikes in the area. Luling (2-3) put the game away early with four first quarter scores. Quinton Grant got them on with an 11-yard run before he returned a fumble

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NIXON With only seven seniors and just 19 players suited out, coach Carlton McKinney knows he and his staff are facing an uphill battle just about every time their Mustangs take the field this season. Weve just got to figure out how to win, McKinney said after his club managed only 26 total yards in a 42-0 loss to Karnes City Friday. We have a lot of youth and inexperience. Any time somebody puts obstacles in our way, we just couldnt get over it. The Mustang defense did a creditable job Friday slowing down Karnes Citys tailback tandem of K.D. Glenn and Dylan Wright, but offensive and specialteams lapses led to three Badger scores that prevented the Mustangs from keeping the game tight. Our offense isnt designed to play catch-up when youre down two or three touchdowns, McKinney said. They played on the same field we played on, and we struggled. The Badger scores late in the first half negated what had been, to that point, a fairly close game as Karnes City took a 21-0 lead at intermission. Karnes City forced a N-S punt on the Mustangs first possession, then drove 60

Nick Pena scrambles to get away from Karnes Citys Weston Block during the Mustangs loss last Friday night. (Photo by Dave Mundy) yards in nine plays to take a 6-0 lead. Glenn scooted 35 yards up the middle on a little delay for the score. The Badgers extended their lead late in the second period with a 12-play, 59yard march that included converting on a fourthand-2 at the Nixon-Smiley 35. Quarterback Dylan Lopez found Philip Vaughan at the back of the end zone for a 15-yard score to cap the drive for a 14-0 lead. Disaster struck for the Mustangs on their next series, however. After three plays went nowhere, punter Tristan Newman couldnt handle a bad snap from center and the ball bounded toward the Mustang end zone. Newman did the smart thing and fell on the ball at the 4-yard line, but one play later Wright MUSTANGS, Page C5

Thursday, October 4, 2012

GONZALES: Big second half

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PASSING Luling: Staton 4-6-61. San Antonio Cole: Terrell 0-5-0. RECEIVING Luling: Moore 1-27, Grant 1-16, Brendon Cubit 1-11, Jorge Munoz 1-7. San Antonio Cole: none.

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ROUNDUP: Cuero victorious; Sacred Heart gets first win


Reeve 17-24-152. RECEIVING - Ingleside: Barrolle 2-1, Skyler Shugart 4-42, Michael McGalun 3-39, Rodriguez 4-22, Jonathan Jasso 1-6. Cuero: Kremling 2-7, Ross Reimenschneider 4-47, Tel Holland 1-6, DAndre Gallagher 4-23, Justin Rossett 5-71, Tristan Barefield 1-(-2).

Cuero 21, Ingleside 14


Morgan Martinez scrambles toward the end zone during the Apaches win over College Station Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Jim & Carla Russell)
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and College Station recovered in the end zone for a touchback. The Cougars next drive began with a false start and on 1st and 15, Hines had his pass knocked down by Zack Lopez. Hines fumbled on the next play and the ball was recovered by College Station at their own four. Two plays later, the Cougar punt was downed at the CS19. Hillman found Morgan Martinez in the flats for a short gain on first down. On third and 7, Johnson was stopped at the line on a draw play but a middle screen pass to James on fourth down got the ball out to the CS6. The Apaches got back into the Wildcat and after a short run on first down, Johnson handed off to Lopez who bullied his way into the end zone from the three-yard line. The conversion pass failed and Gonzales was up 12-6 with 6:37 left. The Cougars next drive started at their 36 and Rajah Preciado was hit by D.J. Gonzales on first down after a pickup of two. Hines fumbled the snap on the next play and it was recovered by the Cougars at their 31, but they were forced to punt two plays later and Gonzales took over at their 43. On second down, Hillman connected with Francisco Diaz in the flats and the fullback rumbled across midfield to the CS44. Three straight carries by Johnson picked a total of nine yards and on fourth and one, Lopez powered through the line to set up 1st and 10 from CS26. Two runs by Johnson gave the Apaches a 3rd and 2 when Hillman rolled out and found Smith for a first down at the CS11. Two plays later the inside handoff went to Johnson, who broke a tackle at the five before being stopped at the two-yard line. He capped the drive two plays later with a one-yard plunge, but the conversion pass failed and Gonzales took a 18-6

lead into halftime. The Apaches got the ball to start the second half and James returned the kickoff to the Gonzales 44. Soon they were facing a 3rd and 5, but Hillmans pass went incomplete and the punt was returned to the CS30. Damien Airhart tore through the Cougar front and dropped Travis Tate for a three-yard loss on first down. Then on 3rd and 13 Hines was flushed from the pocket by Zach PerezClack and into the waiting arms of Jordan Johnson, who picked up the sack. The ensuing punt gave the Apaches the ball at their own 44 and on the drives second play Johnson raced around the left end for a 40-yard touchdown. Martinez ran in the conversion points and Gonzales was up 26-6 with 8:53 left in the third quarter. The Cougars mounted a fruitless six-play drive where the highlight was a fumble, which was caused by D.J. Gonzales, that actually rolled forward and was recovered by College Station for first down. The Apaches took over at their own 35 following a punt and Johnson picked 10 on a first down pitch. Lopez ripped off another 10-yard gain and then Johnson took the ball down to the CS13. Alternating carries by Johnson and Lopez pushed the ball out to the one-yard line, where Hillman snuck it in for a touchdown. Hillmans extra point kick was good and Gonzales led 33-6 at the 4:11 mark. The Cougars next drive began at their 27 and Cole Whittleseys option keeper went for a loss of two after he was hit in the backfield by Perez-Clack. A pass to Desmond Gibson went for a modest gain before an incompletion on third down forced another punt. The kick was muffed and College Station recovered the ball at the Apache 33. The great field position was end up being wasted because on a 4th and 2, J.T. Miller stuffed the ballcarrier and Gonzales took over at their own 26.

The Apache offense went right to work as Johnson turned in a dazzling run on first down that went out to the CS44. Lopez broke two tackles on a bullish run to pick up six yards, before he gained four on his next carry to move the chains. D.J. Gonzales would finish out the drive with three straight carries, culminating in a four-yard touchdown. Hillmans kick was good and the Apaches were up 40-6 with 9:41 left to play. College Station returned the ensuing kick to their 38, but a fumble on first down was recovered by Diaz to give Gonzales the ball at the CS37. Ten plays later, Martinez toted the rock across the goal line from five yards out and Hillmans kick accounted for the games final score.
Game Summary Gonzales 47, College Station 6 Score by Quarters CS 6 0 0 0-6 G 0 18 15 14-47 Scoring Summary CS - Jeremiah Booker 97 pass from MacGregor Hines (run failed), 0:41, 1st G - Cecil Johnson 5 run (pass failed), 11:55, 2nd G - Zack Lopez 3 run (pass failed), 6:37, 2nd G - Johnson 1 run (pass failed), 0:01, 2nd G - Johnson 40 run (Morgan Martinez run), 8:53, 3rd G - Matt Hillman 1 run (Hillman kick), 4:11, 3rd G - D.J. Gonzales 4 run (Hillman kick), 9:41, 4th G - Martinez 5 run (Hillman kick), 4:00, 4th Team Statistics CS G First downs 5 29 Rushes-Yds 21-(-51) 54-387 Passing 4-16-0 8-13-1 Passing Yds 117 82 Punts-Yds 8-253 2-74 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-2 Penalites-Yds 6-35 5-50 Individual Statistics RUSHING - College Station: Cole Whittlesey 2-(-22), MacGregor Hines 5-(-17), Travis Tate 6-0, Rajah Preciado 3-10, Desmond Payton 3-9. Gonzales: Cecil Johnson 29-249, Zack Lopez 7-36, D.J. Gonzales 5-34, Morgan Martinez 5-30, Alays Ramirez 8-37. PASSING - College Station: Hines 4-15-117, Whittlesey 0-1-0. Gonzales: Matt Hillman 8-13-82. RECEIVING - College Station: Jeremiah Booker 2-101, Whittlesey 1-10, Payton 1-6. Gonzales: Cameron Smith 3-44, Darrance James 2-14, Francisco Diaz 1-13, Gonzales 1-8, Martinez 1-3.

CUERO - Blake Reeve found the end zone from three yards out late in the fourth quarter and the Gobblers defense held to deliver a 21-14 win on Homecoming Night. Cuero (2-3) was stagnant on offense for most of the night as evidenced by their seven punts, but the Gobblers made plays when they needed them. Ingleside (3-2) scored first when Tristan Barajas hit Skyler Shugart for a 29-yard score in the first quarter. Cuero answered in the next frame when Reeve connected with Justin Rossett for a 38-yard touchdown. Ray Horton got on the board with a nine-yard touchdown in the third. After Kyle Hernandez scored on a two-yard run, the Gobblers trailed 14-13 before Reeves touchdown finished off the Mustangs.
Game Summary Score by Quarters I 6 0 0 8-14 C 0 7 6 8-21 Scoring Summary I - Skyler Shugart 29 pass from Tristan Barajas (kick failed), 2:47, 1st C - Justin Rossett 38 pass from Blake Reeve (Pearson Reese kick), 0:17, 2nd C - Ray Horton 9 run (kick failed), 6:59, 3rd I - Kyle Hernandez 2 run (Marquis Barrolle pass from Barajas), 8:11, 4th C - Reeve 3 run (Colby Ebrom pass from Reeve), 4:00, 4th Team Statistics I C First downs 12 16 Rushes-yds 21-131 43-125 Passing yds 110 152 Passing 14-33-2 17-24-0 Punts-yds 4-145 7-233 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-yds 2-10 4-45 Individual Statistics RUSHING - Ingleside: Marquis Barrolle 15-121, Tristan Barajas 4-11, J.D. Rodriguez 1-(-3), Kyle Hernandez 1-2. Cuero: Blake Reeve 9-7, Justin Kremling 4-10, Ray Horton 28-112, Team 2-(-4). PASSING - Ingleside: Barajas 14-32-110, Barrolle 0-1-0. Cuero:

Ganado 26, Flatonia 14

FLATONIA - The Ganado Indians scored once in every quarter to outpace Flatonia, 26-14. Clay Veselys 25-yard touchdown run late in the first was the games first score. Flatonia answered when Gus Venegas took a pass from Will Bruns 58 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. The Bulldogs (3-2) were down 20-7 in the third quarter when Mitchell Mica capped a scoring drive with a one-yard plunge. Vesely scored what would turn out to be the game-winning touchdown when he scampered 58 yards for a score early in the final frame.
Game Summary Score by Quarters G 7 7 6 6-26 F 0 7 7 0-14 Scoring Summary G - Clay Vesely 25 run (John Martinez kick), 0:57, 1st F - Gus Venegas 58 pass from Will Bruns (Bruns kick), 9:20, 2nd G - Kameron Smith 28 pass from Ray Salazar (Martinez kick), 4:15, 2nd G - Kaleb Leal 5 run (kick failed), 8:16, 3rd F - Mitchell Mica 1 run (Bruns kick), 0:45, 3rd G - Vesely 58 run (run failed), 11:45, 4th Team Statistics G F First downs 10 12 Rushes-yds 40-265 37-123 Passing yds 28 140 Passing 1-5-0 7-12-0 Punts-yds 1-31 2-84 Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-yds 1-10 4-27 Individual Statistics RUSHING - Ganado: Clay Vesely 22-179, Kameron Smith 2-27, Ray Salazar 6-17, Kaleb Leal 6-42. Flatonia: Mitchell Mica 13-60, Dalton Griffin 7-17, Will Bruns 9-20, Marcus Mica 8-26. PASSING - Ganado: Salazar 1-5-28. Flatonia: Bruns 7-12-139. RECEIVING - Ganado: Smith 1-28. Flatonia: Evan Butcher 1-9, Colby Craig 2-12, Gus Venegas 3-107, Kasen Novak 1-12.

HALLETTSVILLE Leightin Pilat scored three touchdowns, including once on a 84-yard fumble return, and Sacred Heart picked up their first win of the season by beating Louise 31-12. The Hornets (0-5) got on the board first with an 80-yard run by Jorge Aguilar, but Sacred Heart (1-3) countered with three consecutive first quarter scores. Jonathan Vanek rolled 59 yards for a touchdown and then Pilat had his fumble return two minutes later. Pilat capped off the big quarter with a 41-yard run with two ticks left.
Game Summary Score by Quarters L 6 0 0 6-12 SH 18 6 0 7-31 Scoring Summary L - Jorge Aguilar 80 run (run failed), 9:11, 1st SH - Jonathon Vanek 59 run (kick failed), 8:54, 1st SH - Leightin Pilat 84 fumble return (pass failed), 6:47, 1st SH - Pilat 41 run (run failed), 0:02, 1st SH - Vanek 9 run (run failed), 7:51, 2nd L - Will Seimens 8 run (pass failed), 7:51, 4th SH - Pilat 6 run (Evan Wick kick), 4:15, 4th Team Statistics L SH First downs 19 10 Rushes-yds 57-325 22-225 Passing yds 21 25 Passing 1-3-0 1-3-1 Punts-yds 2-46 1-30 Fumbles-lost 2-1 1-1 Penalties-yds 8-70 7-60 Individual Statistics RUSHING - Louise: Jorge Aguilar 16-100, Jase Bill 1-4, William Siemens 27-166, Noe Puentes 12-70. Sacred Heart: Leightin Pilat 5-57, Jonathan Vanek 15-151, Dylan Jahn 2-17. PASSING - Louise: Jase Bill 1-2-21. Sacred Heart: Pilat 1-3-25. RECEIVING - Louise: Aguilar 1-21. Sacred Heart: 1-25.

Shiner 32, Thrall

Sacred Heart 31, Louise 12

THRALL The Shiner Comanches had eight different ball carriers and four players score at least one touchdown in a 32-6 win over Thrall on Friday. The Comanches built a 12-0 lead in the first frame on a 57-yard run by Trevion Flowers and 52-yard jaunt by Marcus Coleman. Jacob Stafford scored on a 5-yard run in the second ROUNDUP, Page C6

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crashed over left tackle and scored to make it 21-0. The Mustangs opened the second half with a nice defensive stand, stopping the Badgers on downs at their own 33. Three plays later, however, the Badgers Lopez stepped in front of a Nick Pena pass and raced untouched to the end zone with the interception to run the score to 28-0. The Badgers threatened to blow it open moments later after a short Mustang punt set them up at midfield, but the Badgers Adams was stripped of the ball by Newman and Pena recovered the ball on the 1-yard line to deny the score after a 24-yard gain. A partially-blocked punt by Garrett Liska, which traveled only five yards,

set the Badgers up with a short field again early in the fourth quarter. Karnes City needed just four plays to cover 20 yards, with Nick Adams covering the final 13 for a 35-0 lead. Wright finished off the scoring with 3:51 to play after the Badgers stopped the Mustangs on downs at their own 41. Wright got around end, then cut back across the field and out-raced the defense for a 36-yard score.
Game Summary KARNES CITY 42, NIXON-SMILEY 0 Karnes City 6 15 7 1442 Nixon-Smiley 0 0 0 0 0 Scoring Summary KCK.D. Glenn 35 run (kick failed) KCPhilip Vaughan 15 pass form Dylan Lopez (Glenn run) KCDylan Wright 4 run (John

Lopez kick) KCLopez 38 interception return (Lopez kick) KCNick Adams 13 run (Garcia kick) KCWright 36 run (Garcia kick) Team Statistics KC N-S First Downs 15 2 Rushes-Yards 49-272 26-27 Passing Yards 26 -1 Passes 2-6-0 2-5-1 Punts-Avg 1-35 5-22.2 Penalties-Yards 6-45 4-20 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Karnes City, KD Glenn 20-124, Dylan Wright 1291, Nick Adams 10-56, Dylan Wright 6-(-1), Garrett Liska 1-2. Nixon-Smiley, Tristan Newman 4-21, Jared VanAuken 3-11, Nick Pena 9-11, Miguel Hernandez 5-3, Team 1-(-20). PASSING: Karnes City, Dylan Lopez 2-6-0-26. Nixon-Smiley, Nick Pena 2-5-1-(-1). RECEIVING: Karnes City, Philip Vaughan 1-15, Devontrey Forth 1-11. Nixon-Smiley, Justin Ramos 1-3, Tristan Newman 1-(-4).

cepted a Hermes pass. Rice quarterback Jordan Johnson practically moved the Raiders himself with option keepers and surging behind his line, all the way to the Dog 33 from their 35. Johnson later fumbled an exchange and Yoakum recovered at its 33. The Dogs were unable to get a first down as they were called for illegal motion on a third-downand-1 play and Hermes had an incomplete pass. Things got worse when Yoakum managed just a 7-yard punt to their 44. Rice managed only 10 yards despite another short field and Garner was stopped for no gain on a fourth down. The next Bulldog drive looked dead when Hermes was dropped for an 8-yard loss to the 29. On the next play, he rolled left and managed to get a deep pass off before being sacked again. The ball flew into the hands of Keith Ratley for a 34yard gain to the 37 of Rice. Braden Drozd then carried for 12 and 0 yards to the 25 and Hermes then had a 10-yard scramble. Myron Hights and Ratley, with a short jet sweep, moved Yoakum to the 7 where powerlifting champion Willie

Hights scored a touchdown for the second straight game. The two-point conversion run was no good, leaving the Dogs down 7-6. Everitt Grounds returned the kickoff 61 yards to the Yoakum 24 and Johnson rushed for 17 to the 7. He scored on the quarterback sneak three plays later and ran in the two-point conversion for a 15-6 Rice advantage. The Dogs opened the second half with an encouraging kickoff return of their own, getting to their 48. Tre Hights came on at quarterback on the second play and had a 5-yard run but fumbled the ball. Yoakum retained possession, and Tre Hights ran for 17 to the 30 of Rice and gained 20 yards on the read option to the 10. Several plays later, Hermes hit TJ Hights with a short 2-yard play-action pass and Reagan Jacobs added the point after to bring the Dogs to within 15-13 with 8:46 to play in the third. Rice sealed the win early in the fourth quarter after a Yoakum punt to its 37.Johnson muscled his way for a 4-yard touchdown to cap a nine-play drive that consumed over four minutes of the clock for a 21-13 Raider lead and

the final margin. Yoakums next game will be Oct. 12 when they open District 28-3A play with a trip to Smithville.
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Score by Quarters RC 7 8 0 6-21 Y 0 6 7 0-13 Scoring Summary RC-James Garner 5 run (David Esquivel kick) Y-Willie Hights 7 run (run failed) RC-Jordan Johnson 1 run (Johnson run) Y-TJ Hights 2 pass from Chase Hermes (Reagan Jacobs kick) RC-Johnson 2 run (kick failed) Team Statistics RC Y First downs 16 9 Rushes-yards 48-206 31-87 Passing yards 25 45 Passing 1-6-0 4-14-1 Punts-yards 3-88 5-147 Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-0 Penalties-yards 4-36 3-30 Individual stats RUSHING Rice Consolidated: Jordan Johnson 23-112, James Garner 19-75, Jamikel Dancy 3-21, Team 1-0, Jordan Garner 2-(-2). Yoakum: Tre Hights 5-36, Terrance Hall 7-30, Braden Drozd 2-12, Myron Hights 4-8, Willie Hights 2-8, Keith Ratley 1-2, Blake McCracken 2-1, Reagan Jacobs 4-(-4), Chase Hermes 4-(-6). PASSING Rice Consolidated: Johnson 1-6-0-25. Yoakum: Hermes 4-14-1-45. RECEIVING Rice Consolidated: Dancy 1-25. Yoakum: TJ Hights 2-6, Ratley 1-34, Jacobs 1-5.

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Cecil Johnson RB, Gonzales It was another impressive showing by the senior running back, who posted his fourth straight 200yard game by running for 249 yards and three touchdowns in the Apaches 47-6 win over College Station.
Honorable Mentions Adam Hollenbach, St. Paul. Rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinals 40-0 win over Houston Cypress Christian. He also made three extra-point kicks. Jonathon Vanek, Sacred Heart. Ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the Indians 3112 win over Louise. Martin Kennedy, St. Paul. Ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries in the Cardinals 40-0 win over Houston Cypress Christian. He also led his team with 60 yards receiving. Curtis Hawkins, Lockhart. Ran for 181 yards and a touchdown in the Lions 38-12 loss to Seguin. Leightin Pilat, Sacred Heart. Had 57 yards on five carries with two touchdowns in the Indians 31-12 win over Louise. He also returned a fumble 84 yards for another scored. Ray Horton, Cuero. Rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown in the Gobblers 21-14 win over Ingleside. Gus Venegas, Flatonia. Caught three passes for 107 yards and a score in the Bulldogs 26-14 loss to Ganado.

Shiners Jacob Stafford, Evel Jones, Caleb Curtis and Trevion Flowers have produced the majority of the Comanches offensive yardage this season. The Comanches are ranked number six in Class 1A in this weeks AP Texas High School Poll. (Photo by Mark Lube)

By MARK LUBE
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SHINER Their roles are different. Their roles are the same. The Shiner backfield of running backs Evel Jones and Jacob Stafford, fullback Caleb Curtis and quarterback Trevion Flowers all play separate roles in producing most of the Comanches offense. Their role is the same in that they contribute to Shiners offensive yards and points in every game. Jones said his role is to bust runs outside and pick up yards. My job is to get to the outside and use my speed to be able to get past the opposing defenders, he said. Jones wants to find daylight every time he gets the ball and pick up as much yardage and score touchdowns to help lead the Comanches to victory in the game Curtis carries take him through the middle of the

field, behind the blocking of the Shiner offensive line. Being the power back, everybody expects me to power through the defense, Curtis said. I prefer to run people over when I take the ball up the middle. He said his goal for every single game is to run over and through defenders to get as many yards as possible. Flowers was a receiver last year, but has been moved to starting quarterback in the veer offense. It is a big jump to go from receiver to quarterback, he said. But I have to step up and do what I have to do to have a successful year. His speed is a plus for the Comanches running game as a running quarterback, since it adds to the number of skilled players the defense has to worry about when Shiner has the football. I run better than I can pass, Flowers said. It is a really a battle between all

of the backs since we do not throw a lot. Evel, Curtis and I, we just run, run, run. Flowers said he can also block well if the situation calls for it. He has some modest goals for himself and a bigger one for the team in general for each game. I want to rush for at least 80 yards in any game and make sure we are victorious, Flowers said. Like Flowers, Stafford has to learn some new techniques. The junior, who played quarterback last year, was moved further back in the backfield to running back. While he does get yardage and the occasional touchdown, Staffords main assignment is to block for the other backs. He said he enjoys the switch because he gets to be more physical and help the other backs get touchdowns. If those other guys have three or four touchdowns

because I blocked well for them, it is good, Stafford said. I am not worried about scoring touchdowns; I am worried about blocking well for my teammates in the backfield. All four players gave credit and praise to their offensive line teammates for helping them get success running the ball. Jones said he felt the Comanches are having a good season so far with a 3-1 record, with the only loss coming to a potent 2A Hallettsville team. Flowers is the leader with 66 carries for 583 yards and six rushing touchdowns. He has also completed 13of-35 passes on the year for about 146 yards. Curtis has 228 yards on 41 attempts and has scored three times, while Stafford has a team-high five touchdowns on the ground on 36 rushes and 212 yards. Jones has 22 carries for 319 yards and one score.

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Apaches JV defeats College Station


From coaches reports The Gonzales Apaches JV used all three segments of the team to defeat the Cougars, 27-6. The Apaches first score came courtesy of the defense when George Olivo stripped the ball from a CS RB and ran five yards for a TD. The second score of the first half came from the special teams when Allen Beane blocked a Cougar FG attempt and Mark Perez ran it back 76 yards for the score. Nestor Solis added both extra points and the Apaches led 14-0 at half. QB Brant Philippus scored in the third quarter on a one-yard run set up by a 20-yard completion to Travis Schauer. The final score came on a 33-yard scramble by Philippus in the 4th quarter. Coach Ryan Arellanos defense stiffened inside the red zone all night allowing only one Cougar score. The defense was led by Ernan Hernandez, Jorge Gallejos, Michael Padilla, and George Olivo. The Apaches are now 3-1 on the season. The Apache freshmen team lost against College Station, 21-6. College Station scored all three of their touchdowns in the first half as Gonzales held them scoreless in the second half. We played a bad half of football and dug ourselves in a hole, coach Chris King said. I was proud of the way the team responded after halftime. Its hard to fight back against a quality team like College Station when you give away two quarters of football. I expect them to bounce back next week and play a great game. The Gonzales Junior High 8A team lost 6-0 to Navarro last week. Coach Joey Carrizales said it was a great defensive game by the Apaches 8B team, who also won against Navarro 6-0. Gabriel Camarillo scored a 66-yard touchdown and Big Hitter of the Game was Matthew Grauke. The Junior High Apaches took on Cuero on Tuesday. The 8th B team tied 0-0 with the Gobblers. The 8th A game was won by Cuero, 22-8, with Aaron Hunt scoring on a 41-yard run and Dawson Hull scoring a two-point conversion. The 7th B team battled Cuero to a scoreless tie. Corey Anzaldua, Cloby McCrea, and Jeffrey Pekar were the defensive players of the game. Wyatt Williams caught a 17-yard pass from River Haynes to set up for a score, but time ran out. The 7th A team won 12-0 as Devin Bennet scored on an 8-yard pass from Isaiah Sanders, who later scored on a 60-yard touchdown run. Trevion McNeil had his first interception as an Apache middle schooler. In other action, the Shiner JV defeated Thrall 24-6; Hallettsvilles JV downed Weimar 36-12; The Nixon JV fell to Karnes City 14-6; Yoakums freshman team edged the Kenedy JV 8-6 and the Bulldog JV blanked Rice, 35-0. Cueros freshman beat Ingleside 14-6 and the Green JV got by the Mustangs 18-14. In recent CYFL action, the freshman Gonzales team fell to Goliad 21-13 on Sept. 22 and the sophomore Gonzales Black fell to Hallettsville 14-0 on Sept. 22. St. Ludmila Elementary played Nazareth Academy last Thursday in Shiner. The Cardinals lost 46-24 despite a great effort. QB Austin Barton had a good night throwing the ball, completing several passes to Conor Kresta, Ryan Malinovsky and Eudosio Garza. The running game was led by Kresta and Ryan Bell with the help of good blocking by linemen Spencer Yang, Kameron Knesek, and tight end Jacob Darilek. The Cardinals first score came as Bell took an option pitch from Barton 20 yards for the score. The two-point conversion was added by Kresta. The second touchdown came on a quarterback keep as Barton scored from about 10 yards out and the conversion was added by Nathan Wagner. The Cardinals last score was scored by Kresta on a 5-yard run and he added the two point conversion.

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After two straight road games (and two straight wins), the Shiner Comanches (4-1) return to Comanche Stadium at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow to host the Weimar Wildcats in the 2012 Homecoming contest. In its last game, Shiner defeated Thrall, 32-6, in the first game the Comanches have played against a fellow Class 1A opponent since opening with a 36-13 win over Industrial to open the season. The Comanches only loss in the season up to this point is a 49-28 setback to an offensive-laden Hallettsville, 49-28, back on Sept. 7. Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said a two-game win streak has been very good for the Comanches. The momentum carries over into practice, he said. We are seeing improve-

ment each week. We hope it will peak when we are in district play. The Weimar Wildcats (22) will be making their second trip to Shiner as they were 22-21 winners over Shiner St. Paul Sept. 21. This will also be Weimars third game against a local school as they hosted the 2A Hallettsville Brahmas last week, falling 27-2. Weimar has good speed and we cannot let them have a big play, Cerny said. The Wildcat offense has had a little bit of trouble with fumbles recently. Cerny said once Weimar corrects that issue, they will likely be a very tough team to stop. Weimars main offensive weapons are running backs Jakyle Harris and DeLuxus Gordon, and quarterback Seth Helmcamp. Receivers Juwan AlmeSHINER, Page C10

Gonzales, Shiner XC teams compete in Weimar meet


From coaches reports Gonzales and Shiner cross country teams competed in the rain-soaked Weimar meet on Saturday. The Lady Apaches placed sixth overall with Kaily Zumwalt finishing first individually, and the Apaches came in fourth as Gilbert Chavez was the first individual finisher. The Gonzales Junior High girls placed third in the junior high division. For the Shiner varsity girls, Keely McCarthy was No. 57, Shanan Pardy was No. 66, Meloni Berger was No. 69, Rose Egan was No.77, Kaci Jamson was No. 85, Whitney Williams was No. 92 and Maggie

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Caleb Curtis scored on a 7-yard run in the fourth quarter and the Tigers got their one score on a 28yard pass from Joe Salazar to Lane Hobbs. Flowers led all rushers with 161 yards and a touchdown; Stafford had 89 yards and two touchdowns while Curtis finished with 60 yards on eight carries and a score. Coleman had

five rushes for 58 yards. Justin Stovall caught two passes for 36 of the Comanches 48 passing yards. Hobbs was the highlight for Thrall with 54 yards on five catches and a touchdown.
Game Summary Score by Quarters S 12 6 7 7-32 T 0 0 0 0-6 Scoring Summary S-Trevion Flowers 57 run (kick failed) S-Marcus Coleman 52 run (run

failed) S-Jacob Stafford 5 run (pass failed) S-Stafford 16 run (Rigo Baray kick) S-Caleb Curtis 7 run (Baray kick) T-Lane Hobbs 28 pass from Joe Salazar (kick failed) Team Statistics S T First downs 16 7 Rushes-yards 43-406 25-4 Passing 3-9-0 9-16-2 Passing yards 48 92 Punts-yards 1-45 5-198 Fumbles-lost 3-3 2-1 Penalties-yards 8-70 1-5 Individual Statistics RUSHING Shiner: Trevion

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TLU enjoys comeback Homecoming win


By MARK LUBE
sportseditor@gonzalescannon.com

SEGUIN For the second year in a row, the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs spotted the East Texas Baptist Tigers a 14-0 lead. And for the second year in a row, the Bulldogs came back for a victory, winning 34-28 Saturday afternoon at Matador Stadium for Homecoming 2012. Our guys conditioning paid off and they just played hard, third-year TLU head coach Danny Padron said. These guys believed in each other even when we got down. They just felt like we were going to come back and win. TLUs physical fitness allowed them to play a very tough-nosed style against the Tigers. Conditioning pays off when you are out there running and attacking. It makes you look more physical, Padron said. They could not keep with our tempo. Quarterback Brent Peavy completed 19-of-32 passes for 220 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He added 55 yards on 11 carries with a long rush of 22 yards. Two of the three interceptions came in the first half, factoring into ETBUs 14-13 lead at the break. Peavy continued to battle after the errors and stay composed enough to guide TLU to victory. Brent could have taken the dive after making those mistakes but he did not. His teammates believed in him and he believed in himself, Padron said. He made the plays with his feet and his arm. We know he has it in him. TLU had four running backs carry the football, led by Therron Jerome with 98 yards on 15 carries. Former Lockhart Lion Dominique Hardaway had 58 yards on 13 attempts and scored TLUs only rushing touchdown of the game. TLU finished the game with 310 yards rushing on 53 carries. The TLU defense made some plays, including an interception by Cedric Whitaker early in the fourth quarter, at the Bulldog 3, killing a Tiger drive that could have either tied the game or given the visitors the lead. Our guys do a good job of creating turnovers, Padron said. The Tigers took the opening kickoff and drove 85 yards in nine plays and four minutes. Fullback Marcus Olearnick caught a 13-yard pass from quarterback Seth Hubbard on

third down for a first down at ETBU 34. Later, ETBU faced a third-and-10 play from its 30 and Olearnick came through again, hauling in a 36-yard pass. Hubbard next went to Roy Denbow down to the TLU 9 and Khadafi Davis carried twice, scoring on a 1-yard run. Cory McNeil added the extra point and the Tigers led 7-0. On the ensuing drive at the TLU 29, Jerome picked up 7 to the 36 and Peavy was picked off by Mark Gray, who returned the ball to the Bulldog 8 and a personal-foul penalty moved the ball to the 4. Toi Glover scored on the next play and McNeils point after gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead. TLU got one first down on its next drive and had to punt, forcing ETBU to start at its 22. Hubbard had a 7-yard completion to Kwame Spikes and then was incomplete. Davis had an 8-yard rush to the 37 but had the ball stripped by TLUs Ty Johnson and his teammate, James Fowler, recovered at the 37. ETBU got the ball back immediately as Peavy was intercepted at the Tiger 10 by Dominique Bailey. The Tigers drove across the 50 to the TLU 45 and Brad Carroll hauled in a pass for 20 yards to the 25 but had the ball stripped and TLU recovered at its 20. Hardaway had two straight carries for a total of 12 yards, had a run for no gain that was called back on a penalty and he rushed two more times for an 8- and 12-yard gain. Jerome then rushed for 1 and 8 yards. Peavy had a 13-yard run for a first down to the Tiger36. Jerome had a 3-yard rush to the 33 and Peavy completed two straight passes to Casey Davis, for 8 and then 10 yards to the 15. Several plays later, Hardaway scored from the 10 and Allen Cain added the point after to bring TLU to within 14-7 with 4:34 left to play in the second quarter. TLU connected on field goals on two out of their three next drives to cut ETBUs advantage to one point at halftime. TLU got the second-half kickoff and managed to advance to the minus-35 but disaster struck again as Teryance Horace intercepted Peavy at the Bulldog 37 and got a pick-six to put ETBU ahead 21-13. Following Horaces interception, Davis took the kickoff 97 yards to the ETBU end zone, setting the TLU record for longest kickoff for a touchdown. Casey is just a great

TLUs Casey Davis finds himself in the grasp of Tiger defensive back Dylan Bethea during the Bulldogs win on Saturday. At right, Lauren Parr, a freshman cheerleader and Gonzales alum, helps her teammates fire up the Homecoming crowd. (Photos by Mark Lube) athlete, Padron said of the player who now holds one of the TLU special teams records. He makes a lot of plays for us. Peavy successfully found Jerome for a two-point conversion for a 21-21 game. After an exchange of punts, the Bulldogs drove 77 yards in 13 plays and over five minutes, culminating the drive with a Cain 20-yard field goal for a 2421 TLU lead that would not be extinguished. The Tigers drove from their 25 down to the TLU 5 where Whitaker practically saved TLU from losing with his pick at the 3. Nearly 10 plays and 4:29 later, Peavy found Lewis Williams II for a 9-yard touchdown pass and the 31-24 lead with 7:41 remaining. TLU capped its scoring with the Cains third field goal of the game, a 36-yarder with 1:44 remaining and a semi-comfortable 34-21 lead. The Tigers were not done roaring yet as they drove 75 yards in just five plays. Roy Denbow hauled in 67-yard pass on fourth down at ETBUs 23, going all the way to the TLU 10 and Denbow grabbed the 10-yard touchdown pass from Hubbard and McNeil added the extra point to cut the lead down to 34-28 with 48 seconds left. TLU recovered the onside kick and Peavy ran out the clock. The game was the America Southwest Conference (ASC) opener for both programs. ETBU (1-3, 0-1) hosts Louisiana College on Saturday and TLU travels to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Texas Lutheran University 34, East Texas Baptist University 28 ETBU 14 0 7 7-28 TLU 0 13 11 10-34 ETBU-Khadafi Davis 1 run (Cory McNeil kick) ETBU-Toi Glover 4 run (McNeil kick) TLU-Dominique Hardaway 10 run (Allen Cain kick) TLU-Cain 42 FG TLU-Cain 37 FG ETBU-Terrance Horace 37 interception return (McNeil kick) TLU-Casey Davis 97 kickoff return (Therron Jerome pass from Brent Peavy) TLU-Cain 20 FG TLU- Lewis Williams II 9 pass from Peavy (Cain kick) TLU-Cain 36 FG ETBU-Roy Denbow 10 pass from Seth Hubbard (McNeil kick) Team stats ETBU TLU First downs 16 26 Rushes-yards 26-83 537274 Passing 24-40-1 19-32-3 Passing yards 337 220 Total plays-yards 66-420 85-494 Time of possession 25:00 34:09 Punts-yards 6-200 3-102 Third down conversions 6-of-15 9-of-17 Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-yards 1069 12-102 Individual stats Rushing ETBU: John Gable 7-24, Khadafi Davis 5-19, Toi Glover 7-18, Kailob Wallace 2-18, Marcus Olearnick 1-8, T.J. Sabando 2-2, Seth Hubbard 1-(2), Kwame Spikes 1-(-4). TLU:Therron Jerome 1598, Dominique Hardaway 13-55, Brent Peavy 11-55, DeMarcus Boyd 6-44, Jo Jo Epps 6-22, Team 2-(-3). Passing ETBU: Hubbard 23-39-1-332, Wallace 1-1-0-5. TLU: Peavy 19-323-220. Receiving ETBU: Spikes 9-97, Roy Denbow 6-130, Roy Butler 4-29, Olearnick 2-49,, Brad Carroll 1-25, Chad Bowers 1-5, Tyler Bates 1-2. TLU: Lewis Williams II 6-70, Casey Davis 5-70, Cameron Peavy 3-47, Boyd 2-20, Hardaway 1-5, Jerome 1-4, Dustin Hannon 1-4.

Bobcats squander early lead, SHINER: Defense needs to focus on lose to Nevada Wolfpack, 34-21 stopping the run
SAN MARCOS Nevada came alive in the second half to erase a 21-20 Texas State halftime lead and went on to post a 34-21 victory at Bobcat Stadium. State got off to a fast start. On 3rd-and-2 from the Nevada 33 yard line, Justin Iwuji intercepted a Wolfpack pass and returned it to the Nevada 17. Five plays later, the Bobcats took it in, as Marcus Curry scored on a one-yard plunge to make it 7-0 Texas State. The Bobcats were driving later in the quarter, aided by Andy Ericksons kick return down the left sideline to the 49 yard line. Following two more first downs, Texas State had it to the Nevada 25-yard line, but Shaun Rutherford fumbled the ball, allowing the Wolfpack to recover at the Bobcats 33. Nevada looked to capitalized on the ensuing drive, due in part to a Texas State pass interference penalty, which took the ball to the five-yard line. The Bobcat defense managed to hold, forcing the Wolfpack to settle for a field goal. The Bobcat defense was up to the task again in the second quarter. It forced a three-and-out for Nevada from the Wolfpacks own nine-yard line. On the ensuing punt, Andy Erickson returned it to the 23-yard line of Nevada. Five plays later Rutherford pitched it to Tim Gay to put the Bobcats on top 14-10. Erickson got the Bobcat offense going again, towards the end of the first half. On the same drive, he had three receptions for 61 yards, including the final 28 yard play to make it 21-13 in favor of Texas State. For the day, right before the half, Nevada answered with a quick three-play 78 yard drive to make it 21-20 heading into the break. The Wolfpack continued its surge right out of halftime, going on a 91-yard drive, capped by a six-yard run by quarterback Cody Fajardo, to put Nevada up 27-21 at the time. Fajardo finished with 95 yards rushing. They got some breathing room with just over a minute to go in the third. Fajardo passed it to Zach Sudfeld for a 12-yard score, making it 34-21. Midway through the fourth quarter, Cuero product Tyler Arndt came in to jump start the Texas State offense. He got the ball to the Wolfpack 40-yard line, before two penalties took it down to the Nevada 12. The Bobcats had a 4thand-3 from the 5-yard line but came up short. The Bobcats will look to get back above .500, next week when they travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to take on the University of New Mexico on Saturday, Oct. 6. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m., central time.
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dia, Jalen Almedia, Payton Wells and Torre Johnson will also contribute plenty to the Wildcat offense. Our defense will need to stop their running game and be prepared to defend the pass since Weimar will still throw it 10-15 times a game, Cerny said. We need to continue playing aggressive. He said that was one of the factors in Shiners setback to Hallettsville. Defense has improved greatly since, he said. We attack the football and do not wait for it to come to us. While the Shiner offense

did have a good performance against Thrall, it also lost three-of-three fumbles and failed to convert a fourth down. They also missed some big passes that would have likely led to touchdowns. Cerny said the Comanches will need to have long, sustaining drives and make sure those drives end with a touchdown. Weimar and Shiner did play each other in 2011, with the Wildcats earning the victory. And the two squads could also meet in the playoffs if both qualify. Weimar will be a good test for us, Cerny said.

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The Great Outdoors


Whats the matter with you? Dove got your tongue
Compiled from Warden notes Game A Waller County game warden and a Harris County game warden were patrolling Waller County when, just before sunset, the wardens heard multiple shots coming from a wooded area. They made their way through the trees and observed three dove hunters having a great hunt, but not retrieving the doves that fell into the woods. If they had, they would have found the two game wardens. After the wardens hid in the brush for about 30 minutes, one of the hunters announced to his friends, I am done. I have 23. The wardens looked at one another to make sure they both heard the same thing when the hunter yelled again, I am done. I have 23 doves. The wardens took his word for it and announced their presence, separated the hunters, and discovered one with 20 doves, not 23. The other two hunters were within the daily bag limit. Warden Glass walked the hunter who was over his limit back to the hunters truck to retrieve his license. At the truck, Warden Glass observed dove feathers that appeared to be from earlier in the day. Warden Glass made a statement to the hunter, This mornings hunt was good, wasnt it? The hunter promptly agreed that it was really good and then realized what he had done, and said, Oh, no. He admitted that he had also shot a limit in the morning. Citations were issued for exceeding daily bag limit and failure to retrieve game. A Picture Says One Thousand Words A Washington County game warden received information about a possible hunting violation from a local cyber crimes unit. The warden interviewed an individual that had posted a photo on his Facebook page of six cattle egrets that had been killed during a dove hunt on Labor Day. On the subjects Facebook page, it was noted that only three doves had been killed because the egrets got in the way. The subject gave a statement stating he and three other individuals had shot the egrets. The warden obtained information on the other three hunters and the location of the violation, which occurred in Austin County. With assistance from an Austin County game warden, statements were obtained from the other three hunters. Citations and restitution pending on all four subjects. Illegal Attraction Armed only with a tip about a website from an informant claiming an outfitter might be baiting a dove field, Hopkins and Titus County wardens pieced together an investigation that led to several citations. After locating the hunting operator online, the wardens called to book a hunt. Imagine the outfitters surprise when his new customers showed up in game warden gear. The operator admitted to spreading three yards of wheat seed down the middle of a 300-acre pasture with a tractor and frontend loader. Citations were issued for baiting and placing bait to attract. Smile, Youre on Candid Camera Two Van Zandt County game wardens were contacted by a local ranch owner concerning a unique picture that was taken on his game camera. The photo showed a woman, with a very distinct tattoo, holding a baby white-tailed deer fawn. The time stamp on the photo said that this woman was on the ranch property in May on the same date and time the ranch was burglarized and several firearms, hunting equipment and a Polaris Ranger were stolen. The wardens then conducted a press conference seeking help from the public in naming the woman in the photograph. The wardens soon received multiple Operation Game Thief calls that matched the woman in the photo with her name and the wardens received a tip to her current location in Smith County. The wardens, accompanied by a Wood County game warden, went to the location and found her. After being interviewed, the woman confessed to stealing from the ranch and identified her accomplice. The investigation led to a substantial amount of stolen items being recovered, including three guns and the missing vehicle. The case was turned over to the Van Zandt County Sheriff s Office, where burglary of a habitation, trespass and unlawful use of a motor vehicle were filed on all subjects. Chupacabra Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty Two Val Verde County game wardens investigated mountain lion sighting reports that were called in from the outskirts of Del Rio. The first investigation was for a horse that allegedly had been attacked and the second involved a herd of goats. No indications or evidence was found that a mountain lion is roaming and feeding on pets in Del Rio. The wardens also ruled out a Chupacabra.

Randy Whitlow and Kenneth Hanke of Gonzales won first place in the GBRA Lake Wood Open Tournament on Sept 2. with fish equaling 7.40 pounds. The Big Bass winners were Bennett Cowe and Mike Katzer with 3.90 pounds. Coming in second place in the tournament was Joe Ramos and Joe Gonzales with 5.98 pounds, and Dustin Day and Jeff McKee were in third place with 5.78 pounds. The team tournament allowed three bass per boat to be weighed and had a total payout of $100. (Courtesy Photo)

Texas Weekly Fishing Report


GULF COAST REGION NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good in the middle of the lake over rafts of shad. Redfish are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. Some birds have worked over trout. SOUTH SABINE Sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and around the jetty rocks on topwaters. Redfish are fair to good in the marsh on topwaters. BOLIVAR Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on soft plastics and plugs. Black drum and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. Croakers are good on dead shrimp in the channel and around the pass. TRINITY BAY Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Redfish and trout are fair to good at the spillway on shrimp. EAST GALVESTON BAY Trout are good on the south shoreline on topwaters and soft plastics. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Trout are good on midbay reefs on plastics and croakers. WEST GALVESTON BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp. Tarpon are showing on the beachfront. Kingfish, ling and sharks are good offshore. FREEPORT Sand trout and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs. Trout and sand trout are good at the jetties on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Kingfish and ling are good offshore. EAST MATAGORDA BAY Trout are fair to good for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good around St. Marys on topwaters and live shrimp. WEST MATAGORDA BAY Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Trout are fair on sand and grass on soft plastics. PORT OCONNOR Trout and redfish are good on topwaters and live bait over soft mud in waistdeep water in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of bayous on the outgoing tide. ROCKPORT Trout are fair on freelined shrimp in the deep channels. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good in Allyns Bight and Estes Flats on pin perch and mullet. PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on shrimp. Redfish and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. Offshore is good for sharks, ling and kingfish. CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Trout are good in the edge of the flats and around spoil islands on croakers. Redfish are good in the guts on the outgoing tide. BAFFIN BAY Trout are fair in mud and grass on croakers and topwaters. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good while drifting with topwaters at Rocky Slough. PORT MANSFIELD Trout are good on topwaters and soft plastics under corks around sand and grass. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes and sand flats on live shrimp. SOUTH PADRE Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp. Tarpon, snook, trout and Spanish mackerel have been showing at the jetty on live bait. PORT ISABEL Snook are fair to good in South Bay on shrimp and DOA Shrimp. Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good in potholes on Gulps and live shrimp 34 feet of water.

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Lady Apaches hold their own against #2 La Grange


By MARK LUBE
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

GONZALES The Gonzales Lady Apaches volleyball team played host to the second-ranked team in Class 3A, the La Grange Lady Leopards, Tuesday night. And while they did play the part of gracious hosts, Gonzales made sure to let La Grange know they would be defending their territory. The Lady Leopards defeated Gonzales in three sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-18, at Gonzales High School Special Events Center. I think we played well against La Grange, Lady Apaches head coach Kim Payne said. We hung in there with them instead of letting them dominate us. Payne feels the Lady Apaches are almost on the edge of a big breakthough. I think the talent is going to pour out and we are going to be able to take some of the teams in the district, she said. We are right on the edge. The match was the second time Gonzales (1-3 in 26-3A play) took on La Grange. They met back in August at the Schulenburg Tournament during pool

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play and La Grange won that match 2-0 (25-17, 2514). Gonzales has become a better team since the tournament. Our defense is better and we are getting our hands on the ball when we block, Payne said. The teams whole game has improved. La Grange opened the first set with an 8-1 lead as Breanna Homer struck with three kills. With the help of Shayla Simper, Gonzales battled back to within 9-3. Service by Homer and a kill from Lexus Davis sent La Grange ahead 14-4. The Lady Apaches battled back to within 14-8 as Carly Bozka made some good serves and Lindsey Akers made a play. La Grange went ahead 17-8 and continued with a minor 8-7 run to close out the first game. Gonzales got a kill from Allison Raley to open scoring in the second game. La Grange bounced back with six straight points, and the Lady Apaches eventually fought back to within 9-4. Later, a seven-point spurt put La Grange at game point, 24-9, before Gonzales scored two straight and La Grange got the game

winner. Homer and Kendall Kover combined to help the Lady Leopards open the third set with the first eight points. Gonzales, behind plays from Raley and Danyelle Glass, closed down to 11-8 and later within 16-15 on a pair of plays from Raley. La Grange used an 9-3 scoring advantage to finish off the third set. For the Lady Apaches, Bozka had one ace and 13 digs; Kiley Braune had 11 digs and 18 assists; Morgan Simper had 10 digs; Raley had seven kills; Glass had six; Akers and Kendall Fougerat each had four and Shayla Simper completed the match with three kills. Fougerat had two solo blocks, Raley had two block assists and Akers had one block assist. Gonzales starts a threematch road trip as they play at Giddings tomorrow to end the first round of district play before traveling to Yoakum and La Grange next week. The Gonzales junior varsity fell to the Lady Leopards 16-25, 21-25 and the freshman squad lost in three sets, 25-21, 16-25, 13- Danyelle Glass goes up for a kill during Gonzales match against La Grange Tues25. day night. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Texas States Brent Peavy looks downfield for an open receiver during Texas Lutherans win on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Texas States Jason McLean draws a bead on a scrambling Cody Fajardo during Nevadas victory over the Bobcats on Saturday. (Photo by Ron Oswalt)