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Two area women killed in accidents


Three in a Row!

Two auto fatalities took place in the area over the weekend. The first was a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning that left one person dead and another one injured. According to a teletype received from the Texas Department of Public Safety, at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 10 a 1999 Ford Explorer rolled over on State Highway 95 just south of Maeker Road in Fayette County. According to the initial report, the vehicle was entering a curve and left the roadway. It is believed the driver overcorrected, causing the car to roll over. The vehicle was driven by Randy Young, 28 of Flatonia, who suffered undetermined injuries. Amanda Lauren Bujnoch, 25 of Flatonia, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Dan Mueller. Authorities say both occupants were wearing their seat belts and weather conditions did not play a role in the accident. The incident is still under investigation. WRECKS, Page A4

Two men will face capital charges


The Luling boys cross country team won its fourth overall 2A state championship trophy Saturday their third straight state title. Team members are (not as shown) Jose Campos, Danny Castillo, Ryan Flores, Will Frazier, Brian Guerrero, Fabian Guerrero and head coach Michael Barnett. For a complete wrapup of the state meet, see Page C1. (Photo by Mark Lube)

More arrests have been made in connection with the double homicide that took place last month at a Gonzales nightclub. Gonzales Police Captain Alan Taylor confirmed on Tuesday that two warrants were issued for Desmond Lashaun Patton and Larvell Roy, both of Cuero. Patton, who was born in 1990, was located and arrested on Nov. 2 in Cuero without incident with the assistance of the Texas Rangers and the Cuero MURDER, Page A4

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Residents throughout the area paused this weekend to render honors to our Veterans on Veterans Day. Events include a salute by Gonzales Elementary fourth-graders Caitlyn Rhoades, Richard Grim and Larry Davis (above), the annual Veterans Day ceremonies at the Gonzales VFW Post 4817 (left) and a community-wide tribute at First Baptist Church in Nixon (below). For more Veterans Day photos, see Page A12. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart and Dave Mundy)

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

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Today in Texas History

November 15, 1835 On this day in 1835, an armed invasion of Mexico by North Americans led by George Fisher and Jos Antonio Mexa unsuccessfully assaulted the Mexican garrison at Tampico. The Tampico Expedition, like the incipient Texas Revolution, was launched in response to the reactionary policies of Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna. The expedition sailed from New Orleans on the schooner Mary Jane on November 6. The Mary Jane ran aground off the bar of Tampico on November 14. Mexa attacked the city on November 15 and was defeated. The rebels retreated aboard the American schooner Halcyon, which arrived at the mouth of the Brazos on December 3. Thirty-one prisoners were left at Tampico. All either died from wounds or were executed.

Thought for the Day

Libraries offer, for free, the wisdom of the ages and sages and, simply put, theres something for everyone inside. Laura Bush

Teen faces charges for bus vandalism


Gonzales Police Report

Gonzales Co. Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs Report for Nov. 4-10: 11/05/12 Pelagio, Mario Moreno, 06/1973, Austin. Local Warrant Driving while Intoxicated w/Child under 15 YOA. Requires $50,000 Bond. Immigration Detainer. Remains in Custody. 11/06/12 Lunford, Kenneth Wayne, 10/1994, Clearwater, Fl. Brazoria County Warrant Burglary of a Habitation. Released Transferred to Brazoria County. 11/08/12 Haun, Jerry Dewayne, 12/1958, Three Rivers. Commitment/Sentence Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More. Remains in Custody. 11/09/12 Vasquez, Alfredo Hernandez, 07/1967, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Released Weekender/Work Release. Grear, Reggie Carl Ii, 07/1983, Gonzales. Local Warrant Violation Bond/Protective Order Assault/Stalking Requires $7,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Rhodes, Michael Brandon, 10/1985, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Theft Stolen Property >$1,500 <$20K. Requires $10,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Walker, September Sky, 09/1994, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Released Weekender/Work Release. Gutierrez, Frank James Jr., 01/1972, Inez. Theft of Property >$500 <$1,500. Requires $2,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. 11/10/12 Cubit, Nicholas Jermone, 12/1991, Gonzales. Theft of Property >$500 <$1,500. Requires $2,000 bond. Remains in Custody. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processings: GCSO 09 DPS 02 GPD 08 WPD 01 NPD 04 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 24

Yoakum Police Report

Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report for Nov. 5-11: 11/05/12 Case #12-450, Ponton, Patrick, 30, Yoakum, 101 A Walter; Offense, Narc (Drug Free Zone); Disposition, Cleared by Arrest. Case #12-451, Ponton, Patrick, 30, Yoakum, 101 A Walter; Offense, Resisting Arrest; Disposition, Cleared by Arrest. Case #12-452, Ponton, Patrick, 30, Yoakum, 101 A Walter; Offense, Assault (FV); Disposition, Cleared by Arrest. Case #12-453, Credit/Debit Card Abuse, 902 Hopkins; Disposition, Cleared by Arrest. Case #12-454, Ponton, Patrick, 30, Yoakum, 101 A Walter; Offense, Tamper/Fab/Evidence; Disposition, Cleared by Arrest. 11/06/12 Case #12-456, Juvenile Male, 15, Yoakum, 104 Poth; Offense, Theft-Class B; Disposition, Rel. to Parent. 11/07/12 Case #12-449, Theft-B, 102 McCarty; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-455, Theft-B, 201 Armstrong; Disposition, Investigation. 11/08/12 Case #12-458, Theft-Fel.-3, 101 E. Gonzales; Disposition, Court Citation. Case #12-459, Theft-C, 101 E. Gonzales; Disposition, Court Citation. 11/09/12 Case #12-460, Terroristic Threat, 201 W. Gonzales; Disposition, Investigation. Case #12-461, Disorderly Conduct, 103 McKinnon; Disposition, Court Citation. 11/11/12 Case #12-463, Lopez, Eduardo, 21, Yoakum, 300 Blk. Henrietta; Offense, Driving While License Invalid; Disposition, Cleared by Arrest. Case #12-464, Lopez, Eduardo, 21, Yoakum, 300 Blk. Henrietta; Offense, Possession-Marijuana; Disposition, Cleared by Arrest. Case #12-465, Duty on Striking Unattended Vehicle, 710 Hopkins; Disposition, Investigation.

Police have made an arrest in connection with the vandalism that was inflicted on several buses housed at the Gonzales Independent School Districts Bus Barn. Pierce Layne Navarro, 17 of Gonzales, was arrested on Nov. 7 and charged with felony criminal mischief due to the damage done. Two juveniles were also detained and charged with felony criminal mischief and burglary of a motor vehicle. Additionally, a case of burglary of a motor vehicle on Navarro will be forwarded to the Gonzales County attorney. Police and school district officials began searching for suspects after it was discovered last Wednesday morning that 14 school buses were broken into and had fire extinguishers discharged inside them, which led to a costly cleanup. No other damage was reported but two fire extinguishers were missing. GISD had to call in a cleaning crew from ServPro to decontaminate the vehicles. Weve had to bring in professionals to clean these, said GISD Superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier following the discovery of the vandalism. Mechnically, nothing was harmed. This was about half our fleet of buses.

Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Oct. 30 - Nov. 12: Oct. 30 Brent Louis Casares, 19 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Criminal Trespass And Two 15 Year Old Females And A 16 Year Old Female Also Detained And Charged With Trespass At 1700 Blk Seydler St. Reported Theft At 600 Blk St. Paul St. Reported Theft At 600 Blk St. Joseph St. Oct. 31 Lauren Nicole Churan, 25 Of Angleton, Arrested And Charged With Possession Marijuana, Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, And Possession Of Dangerous Drug And Crystal Ann Elliott, 36 Of Muldoon, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance,And Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia At 1700 Blk St. Paul St. Nov. 1 Reported Assault At 1100 Blk St. Michael St. Reported Assault At 200 Blk College St. Nov. 2 Gilbert Santos Garcia, 22 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault At 900 Blk Cone St. Reported Theft At 1700 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1500 Blk Hamilton St. Reported Assault At 200 Blk College St. Reported Assault At 1700 Blk St. Joseph St. Nov. 3 Reported Credit Card Abuse At 1004 Kleine St. Anthony Castilleja Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 1100 Blk Division St. Nov. 4 Eric Joseph Camarillo, 30 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance. Christopher Lee Camarillo, 35 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana And Possession Of

Drug Paraphernalia. Christopher Jerome Espinosa, 23 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At Hamilton And Cone St. Nov. 5 15 Year Old Male And A 15 Year Old Female Issued Citations To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 16 Year Old Female And A 17 Year Old Female Issued Citations To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Harassment At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Nov. 6 Michael Lee Castillo, 24 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Burglary Habitation At 1300 Blk Cavett St. Nov. 7 Reported Disorderly Conduct At 2700 Blk Harwood Road. Nov. 8 Reported Criminal Mischief At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 12 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 400 Blk College St. 15 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 400 Blk College St. Nov. 9 Blake Oneal Mathis, 29 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana And Evading At 900 Blk Williams St. Reported Theft At 700 Blk Tate St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 3300 Blk Hwy 90-A. Nov. 10 Reported Deadly Conduct At 1000 Blk Henry St. Nov. 11 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1300 Blk St. Peter St. Nov. 12 Angel Isidro Hernandez, 26 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At 200 Blk Qualls St.

Eighth suspect arrested in Mexican Mafia case

By FELICIA FRAZAR of the Seguin Gazette
Special to The Cannon

SEGUIN A pair of local law enforcement agencies located and arrested the eighth suspected Mexican Mafia member Nov. 8. Seguin Police Detective Clinton Halbardier said officers with Seguin Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division along with members of the Guadalupe County Sheriff s Departments Patrol Deputies Warrants Division picked up George Georgie Garcia Jr, 29, of Seguin. Halbardier said officers received an anonymous tip that Garcia was living in a residence in the 700 block of 3rd Street.

Reward offered for church train engine

Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Gonzales is looking any information regarding its missing mini-train engine. The item is fashioned in the style of the Iron Horse engines from the Old West and stands about four feet high. It has a greencolored lawnmower motor, a cattleguard in front and four yellow wheels. The train, which was built in the early

Law enforcement agencies were able to make contact with Garcia and arrest him without incident on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, Halbardier said. Garcia was the last of eight suspected Mexican Mafia members to be arrested in connection to a number of violent crimes that include a stabbing on May 5 and the murder of Juan Beza on July 27. Officers have been searching for Garcia for more than two months since the arrest warrants were issued in August. Seven out of the eight, including Garcia, were recently indicted by a grand jury for engaging in organized criminal activity.

Officers have arrested Alvin Ace Valadez, 41, of McQueeney, Roy Martinez, 32, of Seguin, Christopher Lopez, 34, of Seguin, Jessie Curly Flores, 30, of Seguin, Ezekiel Tito Herrera Longoria, 29, of Seguin, Danny Danny Boy Raymond Gonzales, 26 of Seguin, and Abel AB Lomas, 27, on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. Valadez picked up additional charges of resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 between 1 and 4 grams. One of the suspects was released to a federal agency, where charges are pending an investigation.

1960s by Navel Williamson, has been missing since Sept. 19. It was last seen in the storage area located across the street from the church. A reward of $100 is being offered to anyone who provides information leading to the trains return. For more information, call The Cannon office at 830-672-7100.

The Republican Women of Yoakum awarded four scholarships in their Constitution Essay Contest at their monthly meeting on November 7, 2012. Over 97 entries were received from public and private schools in Yoakum, Cuero, Moulton, Hallettsville, Shiner, and Yorktown. The Grand Prize winner, receiving a $1,000 scholarship, was Jewel Sheffield of Yoakum High School. Her essay was on strengthening the 10th amendment. It also included the topics of immigration and health care and how the United States government is veering from the Constitution. Aileen Hybner, Essay Committee Chairwoman, said that Jewels essay was pertinent and up-to-date and her essay stood out from the other essays because she included examples of situations that are happening in our community and around the United States today. Jewel received a standing ovation after reading her essay. Other essay winners were: 1st place and a $300 scholarship, Robin Pavlicek, of Sacred Heart High School, 2nd place and a $200 scholarship, Danielle Pohl, of Yoakum High School, and 3rd place and a $100 scholarship, Mary Kossa, of Sacred Heart High School. The scholarships were presented by Chairwoman Aileen Hybner and Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.

Winners in essay contest named

Aileen Hybner, Mary Kossa, Robin Pavlicek, Sheriff Micah Harmon, Danielle Pohl, & Jewel Sheffield

Local principals, teachers, and parents also attended the meeting to support the winners. The scholarships are a great tool to help teach young men and women the importance of government and involvement beginning at a young age. Voter education and other helpful pamphlets are distributed with the scholarship applications. The RWoY also recognized the great successes by republican candidates in both Lavaca and DeWitt Counties on Election Day. Republican incumbent Micah Harmon thanked the RWoY for all their support and campaigning on his behalf. District Judge Bill Old and JP Carol Renner also thanked the club for all their campaigning. So far, in 2012 alone, the RWoY have put in more than 8500 campaigning hours. The next meeting of the RWoY will be a Christmas party held in Yoakum on December 5, at the home of Walt and Meredith Hairell. Anyone interested in joining this exciting and active group is invited to attend the party. The RWoY is open to all women to become active members. We also welcome men as associate members. For more information, please contact Brenda Cash at 361-594-4258 or Judy Chandler at 361-2758910.

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Commissioners clear way to buy Waelder lot


The Smiley Hart Public Library was recently selected as a winner of Mary Pope Osbornes Magic Tree House book giveaway. Children from the area are really enjoying them. We are using these books to enhance our librarys childrens program which is held afterschool on the first Monday of the month. The next program is on December 3. All children from kindergarten to first grade are welcome. (Courtesy photo)


GISD board OKs $12,000 in additional costs for buses

A measure was taken to clear the way for purchase of land during the regular session of the Gonzales County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. The Court adopted an order to exempt the negotiation and purchase of a two-acre property in Waelder from competitive bidding procedures and appointed County Judge David Bird as an agent to represent the County during negotiations. The move, which was made in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code, now allows the County to deal directly with Waelder city officials about the parcels possible

acquisition. The property in question is situated on Highway 90 just southeast of town, and has been proposed as a location for a new office building for the Constables office and JP court. County tax assessor-collector Norma Jean DuBose gave her monthly report, which showed the County collected $418,248.09 for October 2012. Through the end of the month 5.74 percent ($404,246.52) of the 2012 adjusted and rollback levies had been collected as compared to 4.79 percent in Oct. 2011. In another agenda item, the Court agreed to declare four vehicles - a 2004 Ford Expedition, a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, and two 2008 Ford Crown Victo-

rias - as surplus in order to trade them in towards the purchase of five patrol vehicles. In other business, the Court: Accepted a request to add a four-tenths of a mile spur to County Road 219 approximately 3.5 miles from FM 108. In a related move, a posting of a 20day notice was authorized and will be addressed during the Dec. 10 regular meeting. Received 31 loads of gravel from Iron Wood Oil & Gas, LLC and 30 loads of gravel from Penn Virginia Oil & Gas for Precinct 2. Accepted the donation of a copy machine for plats for the County Clerks Office from GVTC.

Gonzales school trustees on Monday approved a budget amendment to order two new school buses for the district after hearing that price increases have made the buses the district prefers to use more expensive. The district will order two new buses with air conditioning and other amenities such as security cameras at a cost about $12,000 over what had been previously budgeted, deputy superintendent Larry Wehde told trustees. The district typically tries to replace two buses per year to rotate older units out of the fleet, and has begun adding air conditioning to newer units which often have to travel two hours or more on routes in the South Texas heat. The board also received a construction update. Wehde told the trustees that the renovation work at East Avenue Intermediate is progressing, with roof work about 95 percent complete at this point. New kitchen equipment will be arriving soon and he said the district expects to serve

the first meals in the renovated facility on Jan. 7, 2013, the day students return from Christmas break. The only issue currently is with plumbing, he said, because the plumber first employed by the general contractor is no longer on the job. A new plumber was expected in this week, he said. Wehde also told trustees the district and contractor are working on an issue which has developed with the main air conditioning system at the recently-completed high school band hall. During the public comment period, trustees heard a presentation from Larry Mercer of the Gonzales County Veterans Memorial project. Mercer said his group now has a finalized architectural plan for the monument, to be located adjacent to the Gonzales Memorial Museum, and will soon have its website available. Veterans or their families will be able to buy bricks containing the veterans service information for $100, or $110 with a service logo, he said. Those bricks will be spaced throughout the memorial area. The website will have a link directly to the engraver for ordering the bricks.

SISD modifies GPA policy

SHINER The Shiner ISD Board of Trustees modified the districts policy on which grades are included when compiling the overall grade-point average of students during its Nov. 7 meeting. The board approved an administration recommendation to lift grades assigned in physical education/athletics, speech, band, art and health classes when determining a students overall GPA for class rank purposes. During the meeting, superintendent Trey Lawrence also presented the monthly financial report and the board approved the 2012 tax levy roll. Board members also reviewed a draft drawing of the planned new fieldhouse/restroom facility at Shiner High Schools Comanche Field.


Moulton names Pritchard new chief

MOULTON Moulton City Council has named Mark Pritchard as its new police chief. Pritchard is a veteran of more than 11 years experience in law enforcement. The Edinburg native joined the Edinburg Police Department from 2000-2006, Hidalgo Police Department from 2006-2010 and was with the Alton Police Department during 2011.

Annual tire cleanup set in Moulton

MOULTON The City of Moulton will hold its annual CLEAN Tire Recycling event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the citys wastewater facility. Residents can discard tires during that period at no charge. The program is a part of Moultons Project CLEAN grant from the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission. For detailsm contact City Hall at 361-596-4621.

DeWitt Co. Sheriffs Office Report

DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Report from Nov. 1-8 Nov. 1 Arrested Ernesto Amaro,32, of Cuero , Prohibited Substance Correctional Facility, Bond of $10,000, Delivery Offer of Dangerous Drug, Bond of $5,000, Delivery Offer of Dangerous Drug, Bond of $5,000, Unlawful Delivery Manufacture with Intent Simulated Controlled Substance, Bond of $5,000, Public Intoxication, Fine of $364, (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Jason Matocha, 33, of Victoria, Criminal Non Support, Bond of $2,000 Cash, DCSO Arrested Jason Houde 38, of Port Lavaca, Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance PG 2 Or 2-A < 1G, Bond of $5,000, Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $349, (30 Days to Pay), Failure to Appear/Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $392, (30 Days to Pay),Capias Pro Fine, Parent Non Contributing to Non Attendance, Fine of $509.60, Capias Pro Fine, Parent Non Contributing to Non Attendance, Fine of $574.60, Cuero PD Arrested Tyree Ceasar, 35, of San Antonio, Violation of Probation/ Bail Jumping Failure to Appear Felony, Bond of $50,000 DCSO Nov. 2 Arrested Anthony Butler, 35, of Cuero, Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Arrested Kenneth Jackson, 31, of Cuero, Possession Controlled Substance PF 1 < 1 G Drug Free Zone, Bond of $25,000, Cuero PD Arrested Clarence Johnson, 31, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/ Possession Controlled Substance PG 1 > =1G < 4G, No Bond, Cuero PD Arrested Desmond Patton, 22, of Cuero, Capital Murder,(Gonzales Co) Bond of $1,000,000, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon,(Gonzales Co) Bond of $100,000 , Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon,(Gonzales Co) Bond of $100,000, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, (Gonzales Co), Bond of $100,000, Cuero PD Arrested Gloria Merian, 35, of Yoakum, Capias Pro Fine/Failed to Yield Right of Way, Fine of $ 339.30, DPS Arrested Valaree Stephenson, 26 address unknown, Motion to Revoke/ Burglary of Building, Bond of $15,000 (Parker Co), Motion to Revoke/ Burglary of Building, Bond of $15,000, (Parker Co), Cuero PD Nov. 3 Arrested Charles Schulze, 46, of Cuero, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon, Bond of $20,000, Public Intoxication, Fine of $464 (30 Days to Pay), DCSO Assisted DPS with an accident on Hwy 111W Assisted Cuero PD with vehicle burglary on N Terry Nov. 4 Arrested Maurice Mathis Jr., 26, of Victoria, Theft Cattle / Horse /Exotic Livestock < 100K, Bond of $20,000, Theft Cattle / Horse /Exotic Livestock < 100K, Bond of $80,000, DCSO Arrested Kimberly Ann Villarreal, 23, of Victoria, Theft Cattle / Horse /Exotic Livestock < 100K, Bond of $20,000, DCSO Structure fire on Ckodre Rd Nov. 5 Arrested Patrick John Ponton, 30, of Yoakum, Tamper / Fabricate Physical Evidence w / Intent to Impair, Bond of $10,000, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Bond of $4,000, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Bond of $4,000, Possession of Marijuana < 2 oz Drug Free Zone, Bond of $4,000, Yoakum PD Arrested Isidro Sanchez Mendoza Sr., 47, of Cuero, Driving while License Invalid w/ Previous Conviction, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Arrested Andrew James Ball, 31, of Houston, Violation of Probation / Manufacture / Delivery Controlled Substance PG 1 < 1G Drug Free Zone, Bond of $30,000, DCSO Arrested Lloyd Charles Moss, 40, of Cuero, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, Bond of $4,000, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414, Cuero PD Nov. 6 Arrested Blake Parker Wolf, 27, of Yorktown, Driving while Intoxicated, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Arrested Michael Rose, 42, of Yorktown, Assault Family Violence, Bond of $2,000, Assault, Bond of $2,000, DCSO Arrested Lisa Linsalata, 42, of Cuero, Theft of Property > = $50 < $500, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Nov. 7 Arrested Marcus Perez, 34, of Cuero, Criminal Non Support, (Lavaca Co), Cuero PD Arrested Jonathan Orosco, 23, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Burglary of Habitation, Bond of $30,000, DCSO Arrested Kyle Schultz, 38, of Yorktown, Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions, Bond of $4,000, Disregard Stop Sign, Fine of$156, DPS Nov. 8 Assisted DPS with accident on Hwy 183N Possible fire call on FM 766 Assisted Cuero PD with a fight on N Esplanade

Lifegate Senior Katelin Psencik and Pastor Bob Odom sell the first Lifegate Pecans Gift Box to David Holtman, parent of a Lifegate kindergarten student. David works at Eagle Rental in Seguin. (Courtesy photo)

SEGUIN Students at Lifegate Christian School will soon be packing boxes of Seguins favorite export Pecans. Each year, LifegateChristianSchool provides gift boxes and bags of Pecans as a fundraiser which helps provide a safe, affordable and quality Christian education to Christian families seeking a Christbased education for their children. The Lifegate Pecan gift boxes make excellent family or business gifts. The School can accommodate corporate gift

LCS students begin pecan sales

orders as well. Five pound boxes or bags contain halves and pieces ($57 box, $52 bags), while the two pound box contains halves ($23). One pound bags are also available ($11). Orders can be placed now for delivery during the first two weeks of December. Earlier deliveries can be made upon request. To order Lifegate Pecan gifts, please call the school at (830) 372-0850 or e-mail Lifegate ChristianSchool is a fully-accredited K-12

school serving Christian families who desire a Christian education for their children. For the past 32 years, Lifegate continues to serve families in Guadalupe, Gonzales, Caldwell and Wilson counties and surrounding communities. The School is sponsored by LifegateChurch and is located three miles southeast of Seguin on FM 466. For additional information, including how to enroll your children at LifegateChristianSchool, please contact the School at (830) 372-0850 or

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Class of 70 celebrates

The Class of 1970 celebrated its reunion recently, and contributions were made to a memorial fund honoring their deceased classmates. The collections were graciously donated to the Gonzales ISD Education Foundation, in memory of those they have lost. The Foundation would like to thank the graduating Class of 1970 for their support and generosity. These funds will be used to support the Gonzales ISD Education Foundations Mission of partnering with the community to provide resources to enhance teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for all students in the Gonzales School District by providing funds for educational programs and activities which are not funded by the normal operating budget. If you would like to memorialize or honor a loved one, or are interested in helping to support the Foundations efforts, please contact the Foundation at 830672-9551 ext 1221.

Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital News

which contains literature and records to help families recover information about their ancestors. Mrs. Fink helps in genealogy searches and gives clues to searchers who look for family records. The Museum is part of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Lineage Research Center and assists person needing to trace their family roots in the Republic of Texas. The Gift Shop is doing well and we have received new dolls and other items for Christmas sales. Please come in and check out our new merchandise. Door prizes were won by Ruby Gandre and Carol DuBose. Vital Signs Editor Reta Hines asked members to provide news for the newsletter. Volunteer hours worked in September 2012 were 252 and 100 hours were earned by Robert Bennett (410), Elizabeth Bennett (3,127) and Cynthia Garza (605) as pictured above. 100 hour bars were earned by Robert Bennett with a Scholarship Committotal of 410, Elizabeth Bennett with a total of 3,127 tee Chairman Betty Fink hours and not pictured Cynthia Garza with 605 reported on application by hours. The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital met October 30th for their Business Meeting and program with 14 member and 1 guest present. Guest was Polly Fink who brought the program on Texas Heritage. Polly Fink who volunteers as docent at the J. B. Wells House in Gonzales, having also been essential in the restoration and maintenance of the historic home built in 1885. The 15 room home of cattle baron Wells contains most of the original furniture, decorations, books, silverware, etc. belonging to the Wells family and was considered quite modern for the times when new. The Wells House is under the care of the D.R.T. chapter in Gonzales and is treasure available for tours weekly. The second part of the program presented by Docent Betty Fink, was information about the Riverside City of Gonzales Museum Elisabeth Perry currently in her fist semester of LVN training was granted three semester of scholarships and was awarded $3,000. The Gonzales Foundation has awarded the Auxiliary $25,000 for use in our Scholarship program. Plans for the December 13th Wassail Party will be from 2-4PM. Please sign up to bring snacks and finger foods the list will be in the Gift Shop. The November Business meeting will be Tuesday November 27th at 2PM in the hospital dining room. The program will include a demonstration of our most recently donated equipment by the nursing staff.

GISD Education Foundation Board Members

Members of the Gonzales ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors include (top, from left): Le Ann Wolff, Gary Coke, Erwin Ckodre, Brennon LaBuhn, Felipe Leon, (Middle) Kathleen Ehrig, Mary Lou Holub, Loretta Shirley, Mia Schauer, Jennifer Davis, Pam Lester, Scott Dierlam (Bottom) Debbie Tieken, Patsy Cochran, James Ryan, Josie Smith-Wright, Dr. Kim Strozier, Janna Christian. Additional Board Members not pictured include Lisa Barnick, Gabe Gallardo and Ross Hendershot. Those interested in donating to the Foundation are encouraged to contact the Foundation at 830-672-9551 Ext 1221. To find out more information about the Gonzales ISD Education Foundation you can visit the website http:// Please do not hesitate to contact any of our board members should you have any questions.

Odd Fellows aid DAR

On Nov. 9, The Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38, I.O.O.F. presented The Thomas Shelton Chapter DAR with a check for $800.00 to help them purchase a central aircondition/heat unit for the DAR building. Picture from left are Noble Grand Derek Grahmann, Rosannah Green (Vice Regent Thomas Shelton Chapter DAR), and Kay Bakken (Registrar Thomas Shelton Chapter DAR)

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Police Department. He was placed in the DeWitt County Sheriff s Jail and later transported to the Gonzales County Jail. Roy, who was born in 1987, was located and arrested on Nov. 10 in Austin. He was placed in the Travis County Jail until he can also be transported to the Gonzales County Jail. Both men are charged with capital murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Patton is being held in lieu of $1,300,000 bond. No bond information for Roy was received as of press time. Frederick Lamon Smith, 39 of Gonzales, died on Oct. 7 after he was struck by gunfire in the 1400 block of Kliene, across the street from The Ebony Club. Taylon Edow Porter,

23 of San Marcos, was also shot and transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The men were two of four people who were injured during the incident. The current events now raise the total number of suspects in custody to five. Parris Brown, 24 of Hallettsville, was arrested one day after the incident and charged with one count of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Rashad L. Rudolph aka Gunner, 21 of Cuero, was arrested in New Orleans on Oct. 23 and charged with capital murder. Robert Garcia Jr., 34 of Cuero, was served his arrest warrant at the Victoria County Jail, where he was being held due to a probation violation.

Closed Thanksgiving Day Edwards Furniture will close at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours

Edwards Furniture Store

703 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629

According to police scanner traffic, a car crashed into a tree on U.S. Highway 90A between St. Louis Street and County Road 342 at approximately 4:10 a.m. Saturday morning.

A call was initially sent out to Air LIFE, but was cancelled after it was determined the victim had already expired. The driver was later identified as Cindy Ramirez, 24 of Gonzales. As of press time, no official report on the accident had been received from the Gonzales Police Department.

(830) 672-2911

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Cannon

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The Gonzales High School cheerleading squads presented a check for $3,300 to the Gonzales County Relay for Life(Photo by Mark Lube)

Community Calendar
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ciated. They are open 8:30 to 11:30 Monday - Friday. On St. Louis Street across from the Episcopal Church. The Gonzales Independent School District will host a parent autism education/support group at the District Staff Development Center on the Gonzales Junior High School campus on Monday, November 19th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The topic for this meeting will be the formation of a support group for parents of autistic children. Although children are welcome to attend, childcare will not be provided. Please enter through the gate on St. Louis Street beside the junior high band hall. For additional information, please contact James Alford, Erin La Buhn, or Jennifer Gay at 830672-6441. The 28th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show is fast approaching in Luling. The event is scheduled 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Shop for unique Christmas Gifts for the whole family. Anyone interested in a booth, call Ashley at the Luling Chamber of Commerce (830)8753214. Spots are filling up fast! Free piano lessons for students 8-18 are being offered in Gonzales. There are 10 weekly lessons that take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gonzales Public Library, located at 415 St. Matthew. Registration must be done at the library by a parent or legal guardian and library membership is required. No telephone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the library at 830-672-6315. 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. 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 The Gonzales Master Gardeners will be holding a fundraising rummage sale on Saturday, December 1st, from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. at 623 N. Fair Street, next to Gonzales Elementary School. The sale will benefit the purchase of interior furnishings for the newly renovated Fair Street Exploratorium as well as the funding of school and public education programs. Furniture, electronics, household items, linens, seasonal and decorative dcor, books, lawn and garden tools along with baked goods for the holidays will be available for purchase. If you have any items you would like to donate for the sale, please contact Fran Saliger at 830-672-2953. A pie sale will benefit the Gonzales Learning and Career Center. Apple pies and pecan pies $15 each; pumpkin pies $10. 830 6728291 or All orders need to be placed and paid for by Nov. 19. Orders can be picked up at the Center, 1135 St. Paul, Tues, Nov 20 1 to 4 or Weds, Nov 21, from 9 a.m.noon. Call if you need your pie delivered and well see what we can do. SHINER The Social Concerns Committee of the UDML Lutheran Church will hold a bake sale fundraiser for the Lavaca County Crimestoppers from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Dollar General store here. For more information, contact the church at 594-2345. Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministries has announced that they are extremely low on canned foods. If you can drop off any canned items this week it would be appre-

Master Gardeners

Free organ concert

Autism Education

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, or Gerri Lawing at 830-857-1207 or 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.

Toastmasters meet

Head Start

GLC Pie Sale

Arts & Crafts Show

Parkinson Support Group

Bake Sale

Free piano lessons

Violence shelter

GCAM needs help

A Special thank you to these fine people:

Dean & Brandi Vinklarek, Bud Wuest, No Limit Accessories David Matias, Yours & Mine Salon Kristin Matias, Ledbetters Apache Cleaners Kristen Matias-Meeh, Floyd & Debbie Toliver, Breeze & Dorothy Gast, Running M Bar & Grill Marlene Metzler, Eden Day Spa Natalie Boysen, Shear Designs Boutique & Salon Connie Dolezal, Rondas Body Repair Ronda Miller, Tommy & Becky Cooper, D&D Liquor Steve Wehlman, Auto Zone, B&J Liquor Benny Lewis, The Gonzales Cannon, Edwards Furniture, Adams Extract, Carolyn Camarillo, D&G Automotive & Diesel, KCTI, Oil City Bowling Lanes Tammy & Alton Schulle, Sarah Mercer, Wendi Wilkerson, JBarB Foods, David & Virginia Vinklarek, Tommy Irle, Kennon & Katherine Harkey, Krystal Voigt, Mary Irle, Brenda Harkey, Wanda Simmons, Shirley Simmons, Brittany Harkey, Randy Harkey Jr., Ken Hedrick, Texaco Food Stores Amir, Tony & Rosa Harkey

We would like to thank each and everyone who came out and supported the Benefit for Randy Harkey Sr. We appreciate everything that was done, to everyone that helped make it happen, to all who donated items for our drawing, to all who bought plates, raffle tickets and donated baked goods.

The Delhi Ladies Club Annual Bazaar will be held, Saturday, November 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Delhi Community Center on SH304, near Jct. with FM 713. There will be handmade crafts, bake goods and a drawing for a Queen size handmade quilt (Around the world in Blocks) at 3:00 p.m. Quilt tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The Gonzales Master Gardeners will present a free public education program on November 15 at 6:30 pm at City Hall. Andy Chidester of the Natural Gardener in Austin will speak on Square Foot Gardening, a high density vegetable gardening approach designed to concentrate water and nutrients. Person attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to GCAM. Gonzales County Retired Teachers Association invites all education-related retirees to our Nov. 20 lunch meeting at 12:00 at Caf-on-the-Square. Please call Ann Laster (6727609) or Pat Cochran (672-4789) to reserve a plate. The speaker will be Jimmy Harless, our countys Emergency Management Coordinator.

Delhi Bazaar

Free gardening program

Retired Teachers

If we left anyone off, we apologize for it. We are so blessed to have such good friends and family around to help us out. Again thank you all very much!
Randy Harkey & Family

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Whats up with all these unpatriotic idiots threatening secession? Just because theyre against one tiny little tax they want to kick the central government out! If they dont like this country, they can leave. I, for one, am a patriotic supporter of the central government, and I have no problem with the new tax. I firmly support the troops, and I firmly support King George. ***** Back in September, according to the Columbus Dispatch, one out of every five registered voters in Ohio was ineligible to vote. In at least two counties in Ohio, the number of registered voters exceeded the number of eligible adults who are of voting age. In northwestern Ohios Wood County, there were 109 registered voters for every 100 people eligible to vote. An additional 31 of Ohios 88 counties have voter registration rates over 90%, which most voting experts regard as suspicious. Obama miraculously won 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland, and received over 99% of the vote where GOP inspectors were illegally removed. ***** It bothers me that these people in

Whats up with all this talk of Texas secession?

Dances with Chihuahuas

In Our View
The Cannon General Manager
was cast for Barack Obamas opponent. While its not unusual to expect a turnout heavily in favor of the Democratic candidate in that area, there arent many political races where someone tosses a complete shutout. Election monitors there call the situation unusual. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Jerry Jackson, the armed New Black Panther Party member who was cited for voter intimidation in 2008, was again standing at the door tot he polling place, opening the door for certain people. ***** I honestly do not understand why these people are protesting against our Leader. He is making our country great again! Already the economic recovery is underway thanks to Him. These people complain that his system is socialism. What nonsense. If youd heard him at his last campaign rally, youd know he hates the communists with a passion. Maybe if these patriots no longer love their country, they should go join the Jews and gypsies and other undesirables in their relocation camps. Sieg Heil! ***** Youd figure that some of the people with the greatest stake in the 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dave Mundy

Do liberals really take Hispanics seriously?

When will Hispanics learn that liberals and Democrats dont take them seriously? Three years ago, Immigration subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California, invited comedian Stephen Colbert to testify about immigration. Lofgren disrespected Hispanics with this stunt, and mocked Congressional hearings. In other examples of cynicism and disrespect, President Obama has claimed that Republicans have prevented a comprehensive immigration bill. However, when Obama wanted to pass the Health bill, he did not need Republican support. The bill passed quickly and without debate. Remember Majority Leader Pelosi stating lets pass it so we can find out whats in it? Obama and other liberal Democrats care about immigration when they need Hispanic support. Then there is Senator Harry Reid of Nevada trying to pass the Dream Act at the last minute by attaching it to the Defense Authorization. Again, if Reid was sincere why didnt he attach it to the Health Bill rather than wait until the last minute before Congress recesses before an election? Liberal Democrats have a history of disrespecting and/or ignoring the Hispanic community. Liberal Democrats claim they want equal representation for all minorities in the federal government, yet the facts show Blacks far outnumber Hispanics in all federal agencies, particularly in the senior level positions. Its obvious equal opportunity does not necessarily include Hispanics and still Hispanics support Liberal Democrats. Since 1965, when the War on Poverty began, Hispanics have gotten the short end of the stick from liberal Democrats. The dropout rate, teen pregnancy, and gang problems are higher than ever among Hispanics. Hispanic supporters of liberals and Democrats say its better to have something from Democrats than nothing from conservative Republicans. But what the Hispanic liberals want is federal funding for their programs that keep Hispanics poor and dependent on the government.

Texas do not hold our President in high regard. So what if he has shredded our Constitution? That document is outdated. They just dont like our President because he is a great man. He is a hero to all of us. These people are just clinging to their guns and their religion. If they dont want to stay as citizens of our nation, they need to move out. Viva Santa Anna! ***** In St. Lucie County, Fla., there are 175,554 registered voters. On Nov. 6, there were 247,713 vote cards cast 141.10% of the eligible registered voters. Maybe that means that a little more than 41 percent took pains not only to vote early, but also to vote often. In Philadelphia, there were 59 voting stations where not a single vote

elections our military members would turn out en masse to exercise their right to vote, a right they protect for each of us. But that wasnt the case. The Military Voter Projection Project released some alarming statistics: Take, for example, the low number of absentee ballots that have been requested thus far in Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio. Of the 126,251 active duty military members and spouses in Virginia, only 1,746 have requested absentee ballots for the November election. Similarly, in North Carolina and Ohio, less than 2,000 absentee military ballots have been requested by military members and their spouses in those states. Overall, in these three states, less than 2 percent of eligible military voters (5,411 out of 288,961) have requested absentee ballots. Said Texas Sen. John Cornyn: This is an unacceptable failure by Pentagon leaders to comply with the law and ensure our service members and their families are able to exercise one of the most fundamental rights for which they sacrifice every day. Interestingly enough, our troops have voted solidly in favor of the Republican presidential candidate in every election since the start of the Cold War.

***** I just dont understand these Texans. Why cant they stick with the team? Theyve been jabbering about secession since 1996, and even had people pushing for independence when George Bush was in office. They need to get back on board with their fellow Republicans. We know how to stop socialism now, all we have to do is reach across the asile in a spirit of bipartisanship. All we have to do is win the elections in 2014, we can get control of Congress and then Obamas only option will be to bypass Congress completely by using Executive Orders just like Bush did. They got upset about how we blocked Ron Paul at the Convention. Well, too bad. America demanded a moderate Republican thats what all the networks said and thats what we gave them. ***** The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock? P. J. ORourke

El Conservador
George Rodriguez

George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident. He is the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance. He is a former official in the U.S. Justice Dept. during the Reagan Administration.

It is a simple case of giving a man a fish so he , can eat today, and keeping Hispanics dependent on political bosses. The War on Poverty has created an industry of poverty with poverty pimps keeping people dependent on the government. Also, through federal programs like affirmative action and through unions, liberals have tried to guarantee success for Hispanics and other minorities. However, there are no guarantees for success in real life. Only hard work can bring success. Its time for Hispanics to try something new. The answer is to become self sufficient and economically independent. Hispanics need a conservative revolution to move them in a new direction; a conservative revolution that emphasizes the development of personal wealth through less government spending, lower taxes and less government involvement, interference, and regulations. Finally, Hispanics need to stop seeing themselves as helpless. Liberals have preyed on Hispanics by telling them that they cannot succeed without government help. The facts are that Hispanics can and will succeed if the government gets out of the way. Its time for Hispanics to stop depending on liberal Democrats because they dont take them seriously. Its time for Hispanics to start looking toward a conservative alternative.

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The new cover of Bloomberg Businessweek has a photo of a flooded New York City over a screaming headline, Its Global Warming, Stupid. The magazine thus joins the effort to make the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy into a piece of cheap agitprop. Global-warming alarmists are desperate for a threat from climate change more immediate and telegenic than the low-lying Maldives supposedly sinking one day beneath a rising sea. They need disasters, and need them right away. Theres a reason that Al Gore used an ominous photo of Hurricane Katrina as seen from space as the emblematic image for his propagandistic documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. In the case of Sandy, the alarmists revert to a simplistic style of reasoning (if it can be called that): Something bad happened. It must therefore have an easily identifiable cause. They then wrap this highly emotional appeal in the incontestable clothing of science. Bloomberg Businessweeks editor, Josh Tyrangiel, sent out a tweet: Our cover story this week may generate controversy, but only among the stupid. On the face of it, though, it requires belief in a series of improbabilities to be smart enough to meet Mr. Tyrangiels standards. Because of global warming, there was a Hurricane Sandy. Because of global warming, Sandy ran into a high-pressure system and took a highly unusual westward turn directly into the coast. Because of global warming, it made that turn into New Jersey and affected the richest, most populated areas in the country. Because of global warming, it hit at high tide during a full moon. University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke notes that a Category 3 hurricane hasnt made landfall in the U.S. since 2005, the longest spell without one in more than a hundred

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

years. While its hardly mentioned in the media, he writes, the U.S. is currently in an extended and intense hurricane drought. On the other hand, there were fearsome hurricanes long before anyone dreamed up, let alone manufactured, an SUV. In 1938, the so-called Long Island Express devastated Long Island and New England. An old newsreel film describing it sounds like a report on Sandy. A high-pressure system kept it from blowing out to sea. It hit densely populated areas. It brought a huge storm surge. The Category 3 storm killed hundreds of people. In 1821, another storm flooded New York City all the way up to Canal Street. If Bloomberg Businessweek had existed 190 years ago, it might have reported on the damage and warned: This is our future if we develop modern industry and transportation and make them both dependent on fossil fuels, idiots. The alarmists want us to crack down on fossil fuels and crimp our growth based on the bet that adjusting the climate to our liking in 100 years or so is within our power, and that when we endeavor to do it, China and India will feel moved to do the same. People who believe this shouldnt throw around the word stupid so lightly. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2012 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

In Your View
The Cannon
An informed citizen is the ultimate source of power in a democratic government, which is why Texas governmental entities are required to print notices of their plans for actions ranging from annexation to zoning, and from large expenditures to tax hikes. For several years, lobbying efforts have been underway to eliminate this essential element of government transparency, which bodes ill for an informed electorate. Some state agencies and some associations representing local governments are pressuring legislators to eliminate printed public notices in newspapers, saying they should be allowed to publish notices solely on their government-owned, government-controlled and government-operated websites. Ever since Texas declared its independence, notices of governmental intent have been printed in newspapers to get the word out efficiently to as many citizens as possible through a non-governmental medium. Newspapers not obscure pages in the maze of a difficultto-navigate government website are still the best way to do this.

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Public notices: a key to an informed citizen

Guest Commentary
Donnis Baggett is Executive Vice President of the Texas Press Association

Donnis Baggett

The United States is finished, kaput

The election aftermath

Why Dems swept Caldwell County
Dear editor, What is the take away from the general election vote in Caldwell County? As I see it Caldwell County is still a swing county but Tuesday the county voters sent a message in the local races. Unlike two years ago when the majority of the local races went to Republican candidates. Approximately 3 percent more voters voted a straight Democratic Party ticket than a straight Republican ticket which together made up about 40 percent of the vote, basically evenly divided between the two parties. That tells me that approximately 60 percent of the countys voters made their decisions based off of other information which possibly caused them to split their vote. The second largest single vote getter in the county was Sheriff Daniel Law, a Democrat with 57% of the vote, second only countywide to a Republican Supreme Court Justice with no Democratic opponent. The county voters favored the Republican Presidential candidate with 54% and the Democratic State Senator with 51.4%. It shows me that a majority of people are not afraid to rise above the party and vote for the person they feel will do the best job. In my opinion, the untimely and questionable acts of the Republican County Judge on October 15 (reported in the Gonzales Cannon 10/18/2012) against Sheriff Law, along with questionable actions and what appear to be personal agendas over the last two years in commissioners court added on top of the Caldwell County Republican Partys eleventh hour mail out that was sent countywide containing some questionable statements; Id say the local Republican candidates chances of being elected this year vanished before their eyes. Many voters pay attention and are expressing displeasure with decisions being made by commissioners court and the way some of their tax dollars are being spent. I know that at least the last two county commissioners from precinct one have been Republicans and this year the Republican primary race and run-off was a bitter, expensive battle and the candidates all seemed to be fed up with the current direction of the commissioners court and they all were expressing the desire to have a chance to make a difference but in the end the voters chose the Democratic candidate for the next four years. In the Tax AssessorCollectors race, one would have thought that the County Judge Bonn appointee, Debra Burditt French (Republican), would have had the race all but sewed up and many thought she did but the Democratic challenger, Darla Law, who trailed in the early vote came out on top. My take away is let this be a lesson to the candidates and the parties and I hope that in the future the candidates and their party bosses will stick to the facts and the concerns of the county residents and leave the mudslinging and tasteless attacks out of local politics as we all still have to live next to each other after the voting is over. Steven Zunker Caldwell County

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, This once awesome nation, the brilliant snow cap on a distant mountain, the welcome light at the end of dark road, is no more. It has been bludgeoned to death by its own generosity. This nation is now home to a huge and extremely greedy entitlement class of people, who truly believe they are entitled to the fruits of someone elses labor, and will readily vote for the person who will see they get it. It is only a matter of time before the producers in this country are totally overwhelmed by these people and their liberal acolytes in government. I dont even want to think what happens next. It will not be good. We are 16 trillion dollars in debt now and Obama wants to borrow more. Our economic collapse is imminent. The only way out of this is for Obama to confiscate all the assets of private individuals and businesses and make no mistake about it, this man is capable of doing it. This nation had a chance to elect to the presidency the most awesomely capable man I have seen in my lifetime (little secret: it was not Obama) to lead us back prosperity and freedom ... but the huge, greedy entitlement class, true to its intellect, chose president zero. Jack Dunn Stockdale

Most citizens who are vigilant about government activities also happen to be avid newspaper readers. They are well served by the fact that most of the states 500 or so newspapers print public notices and print them at their lowest classified advertising rate, as required by law. Newspapers also post legal notices on their websites, for the convenience of those who choose to read the paper electronically. And for commercial enterprises that do business with governments outside of their home county, the Texas Press Association maintains a free statewide compilation of legal notices from all over the state. There is some cost involved to print a newspaper notice, of course. The expenses of paper, ink, personnel and delivery are very real, and like any other business, newspapers must charge for what they provide or close their doors. Theres no difference between a local government paying a newspaper for a printed legal

notice and paying an automobile dealer for police cars.except for price. When it comes to printed public notice, that price is miniscule. In 2011 Texas counties spent an average of 0.00533 percent of their budgets on legal notices regarding procurement. To put that in perspective, imagine that the height of the Empire State Building represents the total budget of a Texas county. Now visualize the height of a thumbtack, and consider this: 0.00533 percent of the height of the Empire State Building would be the height of the thumbtack. Its ironic that the associations lobbying to kill printed notice are funded primarily by dues paid by local governments governments that get their money by taxing the very citizens whod find it hard to keep an eye on city hall if legal notices were no longer printed. Legislators considering this issue should consider the Empire State Building and the thumbtack. And citizens should remind lawmakers that a thumbtack serves a useful purpose and never causes a problemunless you happen to sit on it.

Relax, take a breath, put your trust in Him

Why are so many of us stressed out? If its not one thing that hits you its another. Just when you think you are getting out of the rut something else knocks you down. It seems things have gotten worse lately. People of all ages have recently told me they dont want to be around any more. Some say that they wish theyd never been born. Is life wearing you down too? Most of us are equipped with the capability to cope with the inconveniences of daily living. But, quite often, we dont get a break from the continual influx of annoyances. What happens then? Well, there comes a time whenunder the slightest pressure and without warningour internal sponge just cant soak up anymore. Our handling system shuts down and refuses to operate. It is a fact that we all reach a point of saturation. What are some symptoms of saturation and system failure? Our temper gets short and we rant and rave like maniacs. We feel like weve lost control and have panic attacks. Jaws tighten, teeth grind and muscles tense. We cry and scream randomly. Our heart flutters and blood pressure spikes. We feel anxious, not knowing why. We want to run and hide. Chest feels tight and we cant breathe. Sleepless nites, auras, migraines and dizzy spells. Stomach gets upset, ulcers develop. Acid reflux destroys teeth and esophagus. Loss of focus. Chronic fatigue. Continued stress on our system affects our ability to get things done right and also decreases our enjoyment level. None of us wants to live in stress, so how can we stop the insanity? Stress comes at us from at least four sources: 1. Outward circumstances that are out of our control. 2. Circumstances that we can control. 3. Inward attitudes, beliefs and thought patterns. 4. Internal physical conditions. Simple adjustments can make a difference in your stress levels: Relaxation is essential! Take time from routine chores to do something enjoyable. Listen to calming music.

Love, Eloise
Eloise Estes
Laughter is good medicine. Prov. 17:22 Proper deep breathing helps lower blood pressure. Take the edge off by stretching and massaging your muscles. Get adequate sleep, eat healthier and exercise daily; crucial elements in relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety. Focus on what is good. Dont listen to negative people. Share your problems with someone who will listen to anything you say without judging youand you are sure will keep things confidential. Things will not go our way all the time. Flexibility is key. Face this fact so you wont blow a gasket when something interrupts your agenda or conflicts with your schedule. Stop trying to make something work if its out of your control. Prayer has healing power. Talk to God daily to develop a close relationship with Him. He is always around to listen. Are you a Christian? That is, a born-again believer, who was bought and paid for by the death of Christ? Then remember that your life is not all about you any more; it is about Gods purpose for you. Yes, salvation assures us of our eternal destiny with God, it guarantees that He is always watching our back, and promises us many great things. However, salvation is not a ticket to smooth sailing on a cruise ship, where God is on board to serve our every whim. We are just along for the ridecome hell or high water. Thinking otherwise will certainly lead to a frustrated existence. Christianity is not for wimps. We are an army of believers who have signed up to fight to the death for Gods cause. We battle daily against an invisible enemy that is on a mission to kill, steal and destroy. Their main priority is to kill our

A good message for conservatives

Dear editor, Regarding the story about Apostle Claver (Actively recruit people of color as political allies, activist tells conference, Nov. 8): Hear hear! Frankly, I dont give a whoopee what someones skin color is so much as I care about what their values are. As Texans, were mutts anywaywe were run off or shoved away from all the other states at some point early on and we all ended up down here and formed the greatest state in the history of what used to be America. JD Kinman Lewisville

Secession? Dont give in to insecurity

Dear Editor: SECESSION? This is America, if you cant take the good with the bad, then America is not your land of equality. Ive fought for civil rights, I have relatives that fought and died for freedom to choose, to be free, to have freedom of expression, but to separate what it took centuries to build. Originally there were thirteen states, united we stand, divided we fall. We fall prey to our own insecurities and division of family, home, political parties and freedom. We have come too far to regress because our president is black, Im ashamed of all Americans who do not back whom the majority of us who voted their conscience. we might as well repeal the right to VOTE. Harry Clark Gonzales

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chance to be with God forever; by keeping us in the dark about the plan of salvation. If that doesnt work they try to steal the blessings Christians are promised starting with peace of mind, which takes the joy out of living. They then attempt to destroy our ability to become who we were designed to be by filling our minds with paralyzing thoughts. Our mission is to help people understand that they dont have to become permanent casualties of war. The enemy knows we cant complete our mission when we are immobilized by fear, stress, anxiety and doubt. This is why strong faith is vital. All believers are equipped with a faith muscle. Regrettably some of us dont exercise it much beyond salvation. Thats unfortunate because it takes strong faith to keep us going when our physical and emotional strength give out. Some of us end up between a rock and a hard place before we realize the pressure is too much to bear, and we dont have the faith to go on. There are limits to what we can take and what we can do alone. People who rely solely on their own strength risk losing both health and sanity, because extreme stress drains physical and mental resources. The proper time to build up our faith muscle should be before its desperately needed. Doubt, worry and fear are sure signs of weakening faith. Many of us dont know the true measure of our faith until its tested. When we are faced with the death of a loved one, unemployment, sudden disaster, or failing health we will need more than grit to get us through. Even seasoned weightlifters know not to rely on their own determination and strength when lifting massive weight. Spotters help carry the load and keep the lifter from injury when the burden gets too heavy. Jesus is our spotter. If lifes pressures are weighing you down, relax, take a deep breath. Trust Him to do what you cant, and let it go. love, eloise

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Assemblies of God

Places of Worship
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All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. Hebrews 11:13
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
712 Crockett, Luling

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Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121

1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

First Assembly of God

509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

Church of Christ

Churches of Christ

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

Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship

Hwy. 80 in Leesville

1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple

1906 Hickston, Gonzales 1805 Weimar, Gonzales

New Life Assembly of God

Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)

201 E. Second St. Nixon

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

Bahai Faith

Bahai Faith Baptist

Church of Christ

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

Harwood Methodist Church

County Baptist Church Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church

Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

St. James Baptist Church

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

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

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

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Saint Paul Baptist Church Shiner Baptist Church

Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

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


1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales

Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Faith Temple

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

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

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

St. James Catholic Church

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


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Church

Waters Fellowship

Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

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

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Primitive Baptist Church

1121 N. College Gonzales

Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church

207 S. Washington, Nixon

605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

Greater Rising Star Baptist Church

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

First Evangelical Lutheran

1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Bread of Life Ministries

613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church

CR 210 off FM 1116


3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church

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

St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder

613 Highway 90 East Waelder Hwy 87 Smiley

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

Cowboy Church of Gonzales County

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

Presbyterian Church of Gonzales

414 St. Louis, Gonzales

Iglesia Bautista Macedonia

St. Phillip Catholic Church


201 S Congress Nixon

Stratton Primitive Baptist

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Emmanuel Fellowship

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

Messianic Judaism

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We can never do enough for veterans

I did not say anything about Veterans Day last week, but I am fixing to now. I appreciate every service man or woman who has served/or will be serving the United States of America in any capacity. There is no bigger honor that you can do for me than to do this. I want to apologize for those who demean you in any way. May God forgive them because they do not know what they have been doing. I applaud all of you who had ceremonies and celebrations honoring our vets. When our Christian forefathers formed this great nation of ours, they worked very hard to base it on Christian principles, Godly principles. They knew that then it would operate soundly. We the United States of America have strayed from those principles and are paying the penalty for going astray. Our Veterans fought and are fighting for those principles. My prayer for all of us is to look into our own hearts

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and honestly ask God what do each of us need to do individually to straighten this out and operate under Godly principles. The Belmont Community Center group will meet for their regular meeting on fourth Tuesday, November 27th, at the Belmont Community Center. Each of us is to bring a snack food of some sort. This is where we do some splurge eating. We also decorate the community center for Christmas at this time. The following people need your prayers and encouragement: Justin Klosel, Joe Kotwig, Paul Villareal, Glenn Malatek, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Bill and Marie Lott, Sarge Dunkin; Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Velma and Bobby Bullard; Mildred ONeal, Pastor Lundy Hooten, Aunt Frances Gandre, Glenn Mikesh, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Gene Robinson, Keith Glass, Timothy and Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Linda Nesloney, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Mary and Pete Camarillo, Mandy and Wm. (Ressie) Brietschopf, Lanny Baker, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Case Martin, Marguerite Williams. The family of Noreen Soefje. The family of Scott Bence; Pray for our service men and women, along with their families. They need

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your thoughts and prayers more than ever during the holiday season. We need to get serious about praying for rain. It is getting dry around here, and we are in danger of fire with this high grass and the winds getting up when fronts arriving. We need to say extra prayers for the family and friends of Scott Bence. He lived with Pastor Paul and Karen Smith and made a lot of friends in this area while he was here. There will be a Memorial Service for him this Thursday at Monthalia UMC at 2PM. Also Noreen Soefje went to be with the angels this past week. It is hard for me to realize that we will never hear her joyous laughter here on earth, but she didnt need to be in the kind of pain she had to endure. Our deepest sympathy goes to her family. Her memorial service will be held at the Cross United Church of Christ, 814 Bauer Street in Seguin, Sunday, November 18th at 3PM with fellowship following the service. We need to start saying some extra prayers for Case Martin. His numbers are trying to go backwards. We dont need that to be happening, especially right here at holiday time. He has gotten so cute and all of his hair just goes everywhere. Linnea Cowan proudly told me that Sam Cowan from Utah was visiting his father Bob Cowan for a week. They are enjoying his visit at their newly decorated home in Gonzales. Linnea said that she and Bob like living in town, and it is a lot more convenient. However, we are glad that she still claims us at Belmont. We had a wonderful pot luck supper over a Belmont Community Center last night. There was such a great variety of food that you could not complain. I hope that they found the owner of the salad in that little round bowl. There wasnt much of it, but it sure was popular and everyone wanted the recipe. It looked good to have the whole center filled with people. There was a bunch of goodies on the table to be sold too. It was hard to choose which ones to take home to eat later and then to freeze a few for Thanksgiving. We thank everyone for coming out and making it a successful evening. You got to say Hello to your neighbor and meet some new people too. You know Clayton Lee sure must like cupcakes or Shari must have said that she would never ever make another cupcake in their house or something. He was buying

cupcakes like they were going out of style!!! And Jim Wundt must really love that little grand-daughter; I believe her name is Ainsley. He seemed to just pack her around all over the center and if he wasnt then Ellen Wundt was. You know grandparents just do strange things. There sure were some handsome little boys there too. Pastor Paul and Karen Smith were in fine form. I think Karen said she had a handbag back from early in the 1950s. You know I noticed her getting kind of senile lately. (Ha Ha). You know that is about as bad as when we went to the Belmont Social Club on Friday night. The Best Friends played their heart out and I had the best Johnny Burger on planet earth. Chef Dale did not even bleed on my French fries. It looked like to me that everyones steaks was cooked to perfection. Johnny Abrameit was prancing around like he owned the place. Then there were these signs talking of turkey and dressing. For goodness sake who would have thought it? TURKEY-- gone wild in the social club. You will just have to go see for yourself. Im going back to get something else to eat, ta da. I even saw Mr. Jimmy Kelly coming out of there the other day and got to tell my good friend a big Hello. I will never forget the day Katie sent me that rib eye burger special and Jimmy brought it to me when I was in the hospital in Warm Springs. Now that goes down as being right up there with an angel. They are still on rattlesnake patrol over at Wade Wilsons. Someone is cleaning out fence and they found a larger rattlesnake along the fence line. Maybe by the time really cold weather gets here, they will have killed most of the population off and next year they will not have so many of them. That poor Dililah kitty was attacked by the computer adapter cord. I tell you that cord just about did that poor kitty in. She somehow got it wrapped around her and it even disconnected from the computer. She hops straight up in the air like a rabbit because she is a Manx cat. She is still sitting over there looking at the cord like it is going to get her. Well we got our cold weather. It sure is dreary looking outside. It is not your eyes looking blurry. The atmosphere just looks that way. It is hard to believe next week Thursday is Thanksgiving, but it is. Have a good week and God Bless.

Walter Ray Sampleton, Jr. was born on August 31, 2012. He was welcomed home by his big brother, Tyler Knox and big sister, Madison Sampleton. Proud parents are Walter Sampleton and Jennifer Jalufka.

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Normas House News

Normas House is pleased to announce we have again been awarded a grant from the Childrens Advocacy Center of Texas for the fiscal year of 2013. This CACTX grant comes from the Attorney Generals Office. This year funding from the grand was used to pay a portion of the Executive Director position, the Family Advocates position and some overhead expenses. We applied for the grant again this year to help pay the salary of a new Forensic Interviewer/ Program Director. We recently received news the grant has been awarded to Normas House. This grant is vital to us as we strive to financially support our budget. In addition to the grant mentioned above, we were also awarded a grant from the Criminal Justice Department (through the Texas Governors Office) which is applied to the Forensic Interviewer/Program Coordinator and Family Advocates positions, as well as Contracted Counselors pay. Ann Alexander, our Executive Director, and her staff, are constantly on the alert for grants for which Normas House might qualify. These grants are helpful in supplementing our budgetary needs. We consider each grant we receive as a way of saying thank you to our local supporters. We are very grateful to those of you who give so generously, and these grants are the means by which we can supplement your generosity. Without your help, we could not continue to serve the children and families we serve. While speaking of donations, Normas House wants to publicly thank First United Methodist Church, Monthalia United Methodist Church, and Gonzales Presbyterian Church for their recent donations to our 2013 fiscal year budget. Last year, we received donations from Blesses Assurance Church, Harwood Baptist Church, Gonzales First Baptist Church, Gonzales First Lutheran Church, Gonzales Presbyterian Church and the Ladies group at St. Patricks Church in Waelder. To all of you, we express a sincere Thank You. Donations like these are the mainstay of our budgetary needs. It is the donations of businesses, civic organizations, churches and the citizens of Gonzales that enable us to continue to offer our services to the children of this area. We appreciate each contribution we receive, and our pledge to you is to use those donations in the most efficient way possible to further our goal of helping children and their families through times of great stress and anguish. In keeping with our goal of reducing the tragedy and emotional trauma of child abuse, Normas House staff has accomplished the following since the 1st of September 2011. We have interviewed 106 children, who were referred to us by Law Enforcement agencies or CPS, for child abuse. We have provided counseling services to over 40 children (over 400 hours) and to over 25 parents/guardians (over 200 hours). Our Family Advocate has helped over 40 individuals apply for financial assistance as victims of crime from the Crime Victims Compensation Fund (through the Attorney Generals Office). Child abuse awareness and prevention activities have been presented by staff to 2421 children and 719 adults. Thank you again, Gonzales, Gonzales County, and surrounding areas for your support of our mission. We all are hoping and praying the day will come that our services will no longer be needed. But until that day arrives, you are willing to donate your money, your time, and your good will are making a difference in the lives of children caught in the tragedy of child abuse.

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Cindy Marie Ramirez, 1988-2012

Cindy Marie Ramirez was born January 1, 1988 to Joana Vera and Robert Camarillo (deceased) & Step father Domingo Vera (Victoria, TX.) She was raised in Gonzales, Texas. She attended Gonzales High School and graduated in 2006. She loved all sports, Basketball, Volleyball and she ran track. She leaves to cherish her memory three children, Devin Ramirez, Miah Villareal, Kadyn Ramirez, fianc, Brian Villareal and mother Joana Vera, step-father Domingo Vera, two sisters, Donna Vera (San Antonio, TX), Rochelle Serrato (Waelder, TX), three brothers, Domingo Ramirez, John Richard Ramirez (Victoria, TX), and Felix Vera; aunt, Eufrasia Hathaway, cousin, Rosa Vega and many other relatives, cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends. Services will be held Saturday, November 17th at 11 a.m. at Two Rivers Bible Church. Rosary will be Friday, 6-8p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Harris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Monica Bujnoch Janssen and husband Dustin of Col- From the Editor: We received several additional veterans profiles after the deadline for last weeks special lege Station; brother, Jim section saluting our veterans and active duty service members. The Cannon is pleased to be able to add Chittenden wife Vanessa their names to that salute here. of Flatonia; grandmother, Della Bujnoch of Flatonia/ Moulton, and grandparDred Woodly Martin of Gonzales enlisted in the U.S. ents, Johnie and Jim Minter Army in 1944 with parental permission at the age of 15 of Moulton. She is also surand over the next 20 years served his nation in three differvived by numerous aunts, ent conflicts: World War II, the Korean War and the Vietuncles and cousins. nam War. A celebration of AmanHe rose rapidly through the enlisted ranks and earned das life will be held on his commission as an officer during the post-war occuThursday, November 15, pation of Europe, then served as a platoon and company 2012 at 7:30 pm at The commander during the Korean War. Having been an infanFlatonia United Methodtryman and a tank officer, he joined the Special Forces and ist Church with Pastor Rob was assigned to the Military Assistance Advisory Group, Clopton officiating. Vietnam, in the late 1950s. During his time in the Far East To leave words of comwhile serving in a classified capacity, he was captured and fort for the family please spent two years as a prisoner of war returning to his visit: www.smithfuneraljoyful family on Christmas Day. He transferred to the serves in 1967 and served with the Texas Army National

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Amanda Lauren Bujnoch of Flatonia passed away November 10, 2012 at the age of 25. She was born in Victoria November 24, 1986 to Edward and Judith Minter Bujnoch. She was a member of Texas State University San Marcos. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Jim Bujnoch. She is survived by her parents, Edward and Judith Bujnoch of Flatonia; daughter, Tinley Brielle Bujnoch Aguillon of Flatonia; sister,


Carlena (Brzozowski) Bush, 94, of Tuleta, formerly of Gonzales, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Mrs. Bush was born May 23, 1918, in Gonzales County to Joe and Julia (Roznovsky) Brzozowski. She married Philip Lester Bush in Gonzales on Oct. 1, 1939, and was a housewife and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Julia Brzozowski; her husband, Philip Bush on Jan. 28, 2000; three sisters; and four brothers. Survivors include a son, Philip Lynn (Cheryl) Bush of Choate; a daughter, Leslie (Jim) Allison of Refugio; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home chapel. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 oclock. The funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Beeville Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Bill Harkins, Heath Harkins, Shawn Parks, Tim Bays, Phil Bush and Ryan Vasquez. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pettus. Arrangements by Galloway & Sons Funeral Home, Beeville.


With Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Guard until his retirement. On July 24, 1953, Martin was awarded the Bronze Star with V device for valor for reacting during an intense artillery bombardment to organize his platoon and conduct a rescue of several fellow soldiers who were trapped in a destroyed bunker, then leading his force into a position to attack and drive back the enemy. His awards include the Bronze Star with V device for Valor; Purple Heart; American Service Cross; Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Army Distinguished Service Medal; Soldiers Medal with silver star device; Presidential Unit Citation; World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal with Berlin Airlift device and Japan clasp; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; United Nations Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device; Carbine Expert Badge; Rifle Sharpshooter Badge; Army Accomodation; Good Conduct Medal; American African Campaign Medal; American Defense Medal; Asian Pacific Campaign medal; Europe and Middle East Campaign Medal; Army Meritorious Commendation.

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Channing Eric Swiful Army veteran Operation Iraqi Freedom Yrs of service 2008-2012

UH-V schedules seminar on personnel practices

The University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center in Gonzales will hold a seminar titled Your People Resources - Employee Files and Employee Reviews on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-noon. This will be a fun, interactive seminar on keeping employee files. Includes real-life case studies of successful documentation strategy including: Texas Employee Rights, Texas Employee Files Checklist, 10 Steps to Maintaining Employee Files and more. Learn what you need to have in employee files. In addition, it will cover an easy way to create a fabulous job description and an overview of performance review documentation will be presented. UHV SBDC Gonzales office is located at 427 Saint George St., Ste. 303 in Gonzales.

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Saluting Our Honored Veterans

Jennifer Dierlam Lamprecht, who wrote and directed the program, addresses the crowd and the conclusion of the performance at Gonzales Elementary. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

Savannah Heximer sings the National Anthem at GISD ceremonies on Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Scouts from Troop 262 performed the colors ceremonies at the Veterans Day celebration at the Gonzales VFW Post. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

David Fox sang If I Die Before You Wake at the Nixon community salute. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

Tasha and Emilie Janicek sang This is My Country at the Nixon community salute. (Photo by Dave Mundy) Representing the Marines were Pat Braden and Dave Mundy. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Donald Cuvelier readies the beans for the barbecue fund-raiser. (Photo by Dave Mundy) County Judge David Bird gives the keynote address at the Gonzales VFW Post. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

Bob Falany reads a presidential proclamation renThe Posting of Colors was done by members of GonUSAF Lt. Colonel Jessica Nichol was among the fea- dering a special salute to Vietnam era veterans. zales VFW Post 4817. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) tured guest speakers. (Photo by Mark Lube) (Photo by Dave Mundy)

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In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) Regional Laboratory staff has announced truncated hours. As a result, the laboratory requests that individuals dropping off microbiological

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Common ARDs in effect this year

Gonzales County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Joel A. Garcia, reminds producers that the common acreage reporting dates (ARDs) between FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) are in effect for the 2013 crop year. Last year a review team consolidated 54 ARDs for RMA and 17 ARDs for FSA into 15 common ARDs, said Garcia. The common reporting dates will reduce the burden on producers and help reduce USDA operating costs by sharing data with partner agencies, he said. The following acreage reporting dates are for both FSA and RMA purposes: Grasses intended for grazing or hay (forage), Acres insured under Pasture Rainfall Insurance (PRF), Full Season Wheat for Grazing, Oats, Short Season Wheat for Grazing & Grain, and all Mixed Forages that have grass and small grains in the mix. November 15, 2012 Winter Wheat intended for hay, Oats, Rye, and Spring Season Wheat for grazing. December 15, 2012 Full Season Wheat intended for grain December 31, 2012 Oats planted on or after December 16, 2012 intended for grazing March 15, 2013 Oats intended for grain, Oats intended for hay May 15, 2013 Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land

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Gonzales Health Solutions has moved from Texas Heroes Square downtown to 1318 Sarah DeWitt Drive, where Traditions was located, so remember where to find them now. America Recycles Day is Thursday, Nov. 15, so get all your plastic bags together and take them to H.E.B. to deposit them in the barrel in front. You probably know all about A&S Recycling, but did you know that they will take televisions and computers? They do not pay you for them, but it is a place to get rid of them, so if you have questions, call and ask them about their collections. Its a good way to get started on your holiday cleaning. In case you havent been down Church Street in the last few days, dirt work is being done on the new Wal-Mart property, leveling fences, clearing land and generally getting ready to start on the new facility.

Three M Boer Goats, a local Boer Goat producer that has been providing Champion show animals to Gonzales youth since 2008, hit it big on November 10, 2012 when they traveled to Crowley, Louisiana to attend an American Boer Goat Association Sanctioned show. They came home with an Overall Grand Champion Doe 3MMM Paint the Town (pictured), a Division Reseerve Champion Doe and a young doe that won her class. Three M Boer Goats has show animals for sale year round. Contact them at www.

LCRA lowers water release for rice

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is recommending that less water be released downstream to Texas rice farmers than originally planned. According to the Austin American-Statesman, below-normal rainfall has led LCRA staff to reverse its position from one month ago. Now, according to the article, the LCRA plans to release less water to rice farmers than the state-approved plan requires. The decision to release less water than the state plan requires means LCRA will have to seek approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and prove that health and human safety are at risk. Urban neighbors have opposed LCRAs recent decision to again release water to rice farmers downstream of the Highland Lakes. Businesses and officials in the Austin area fear it will hurt businesses and result in mandatory water curtailments to City of Austin customers, should the lake levels continue to drop. Texas rice farmers planted approximately 180,000 acres last year and yielded a crop valued at $183 million, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture. When water to rice farms was cut off by LCRA earlier this year, the rice crop reportedly dropped 75 percent. The LCRA could make a decision on the matter later this week.

uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. I encourage all producers to contact the Lavaca County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline in order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, said Garcia. Producers are also reminded to report crop losses insured through Federal Crop Insurance and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) within 15 days of the disaster or as soon as the loss is apparent. For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact the Gonzales County FSA office at 361-798-3277.

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Gonzales Livestock Market Report The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, November 10, 2012 had on hand: 1,256 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady to $1.00$2.00 lower. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $235$255; 300-400 lbs, $205-$225; 400-500 lbs, $165-$195; 500-600 lbs, $140$195; 600-700 lbs., $131-$138; 700-800 lbs, $126-$128. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $95$111. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $170$210; 300-400 lbs, $145-$165; 400-500 lbs, $137-$142; 500-600 lbs., $124$136; 600-700 lbs., $119-$124. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $70-$73; Cutters, $74$81; Canners, $54-$66; Low yielding fat cows, $67-$71. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $91-$93; 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! Nixon Livestock Commission Report The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, November 12, 2012, Volume, 951. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $181 to $191 to $230; 300-400 lbs., $174 to $184 to $225; 400-500 lbs, $158 to $168 to $194; 500-600 lbs, $134 to $144 to $173; 600700 lbs, $116 to $126 to $144; 700-800 lbs, $110 to $120 to $130. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $159 to $169 to $193; 300-400 lbs, $139 to $149 to $200; 400-500 lbs, $132 to $142 to $205; 500600 lbs, $118 to $128 to $166; 600-700 lbs, $111 to $121 to $137; 700-800 lbs, $104 to $114 to $122. Slaughter cows: $57 to $81; Slaughter bulls: $82 to $94; Stocker cows: $560 to $1,160; Pairs, $790-$1,470. Notices: Last Sale of 2012 will be on December 17, 2012. Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on November 6, 2012, 1,548; Week ago, 2,064; Year ago, 1,711. The market this week continued to be very active. Better quality and better conditioned classes sold fully steady with instances $2 to $3 higher. Plainer quality and very fleshy classes remain steady at best. Packer cows and bulls sold steady on approx. 100 hd. Total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $71-$82; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $60-$71; light weight canner cows, $50-$61. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $91-$94; utility & cutter bulls, $85-$91; lightweight canner bulls, $77-$85. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; None; 200-300 lbs, $210-$234; 300-400 lbs, $187-$215; 400-500 lbs, $160-$197.50; 500-600 lbs, $130-$180; 600-700 lbs, $127-$151; 700-800 lbs, $121-$135. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-300 lbs, $182-$215; 300-400 lbs, $160-$190; 400-500 lbs, $141-$174; 500-600 lbs, $122-$146; 600-700 lbs, $119-$131; 700-800 lbs, $113-$123. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336. Cuero Livestock Market Report Cuero Livestock Market Report on November 9, 2012, had 1,908 head. Had 150 cows and 16 bulls. The packer market continued to be steady with last few weeks in line with the seasonal trend. The calf market was AGAIN somewhat lower across the board. It was a very active market. The lighter classes of quality calves were the last affected while the heavier classes of calves were substantially lower with bull calves suffering the worst as much as $3-4/cwt cheaper. Some of the hights were $4-6/cwt lower but the raw averages were not. In summary, the lighter calves wre strong under 400 lbs, 4-5 weights were steady, 5-6 weights $1-2/cwt lower with 6-7 weight steers $2-3 lower and bulls $3-4 lower. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $87-$96; lower grades, $70-$84. Packer cows: breakers, $68-$75; boning, $65-$75; canners & cutters, $60-$77, had one heiferette go to packer for $85; light & weak, $40-$55. Palpated dry Cows -none. Pairs only 4 pair sold: $1,250-$1,460. Steer and bull calves: under 200 lbs, $180-$220; 200-250 lbs, $177-$200; 250300 lbs, $214-$228; 300-350 lbs, $188$230; 350-400 lbs, $196-$216; 400-450 lbs, $181-$196; 450-500 lbs, $161-$200; 500-550 lbs, $142-$168; 550-600 lbs, $132-$141; 600-700 lbs, $129-$136; 700800 lbs, $123-$130. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $114-$121. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., two, $190; 200-250 lbs. two, $190 & $200; 250-300 lbs, $163-$194; 300-350 lbs, $157-$222; 350-400 lbs, $142-$194; 400450 lbs, $140-$158; 450-500 lbs, $136$1546; 500-550 lbs, $125-$146; 550-600 lbs, $124-$129; 600-700 lbs., $121-$129; over 700 lbs, $118-$121.

We are still selling tickets to the Lynn Theatres midnight show on Thursday, Nov. 15, the Twilight Saga, Part 2. We have tickets for the Winterfest Tour of Homes. Be sure to get your entry in to City Hall for the Christmas Parade on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. The Come & Take It Association will meet on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the chamber office. South Texas Team Roping will be held at the J. B. Wells Park on Thursday and Bluebonnet Barrel Racing will be there on Saturday and Sunday.

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Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 Direction and Miles: 11 miles E. of Smiley Survey Name: A.W. Hill, A-247 Acres: 551.87 API No.: 42-177-32760 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: Dorothy Springs B Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 18,000 Direction and Miles: 8 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: F. Taylor, A-71 Acres: 470.50 API No.: 42-177-32761 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) C Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 17,000 Direction and Miles: 17.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Acres: 265.76 API No.: 42-177-32757 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) C Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 17,000 Direction and Miles: 17.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Acres: 265.76 API No.: 42-177-32753 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 24H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 16,200 Direction and Miles: 17.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Acres: 8,779.58 API No.: 42-177-32758 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Southern Bay Operating LLC Lease Name: Newtonville North Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 17,800 Direction and Miles: 19.33 miles NE. of Gonzales Survey Name: P. Hope, A-252 Acres: 855.92 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33674 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Technik Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 Direction and Miles: 4.45 miles NW. of Shiner Survey Name: T. Toby, A-461 Acres: 704 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32572 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Pilgrim Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: R. Parmer, A-382 Direction and Miles: 12.8 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 757 MCF: 616 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,739 Total Depth: 17,965 feet Perforations: 12,822 feet-17,350 feet API No.: 42-123-32636 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Seidel Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: De Witt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: D. Benton, A-67 Direction and Miles: 10.1 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 1,202 MCF: 3,920 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 6,965 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,486 Total Depth: 19,265 feet Perforations: 13,146-19,055 feet API No.: 42-123-32752 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O&G Co. LP Lease Name: Wright Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 64, A-532 Direction and Miles: 10.2 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 900 MCF: 770 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,980 Total Depth: 18,028 feet Plug Back Depth: Perforations: 12,973-17,820 feet API No.: 42-123-32638 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: H Sisters A Well No.: 1H Field Name: De Witt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 8, A-528 Direction and Miles: 7.42 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 432 MCF: 2,790 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32934 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Koopman 01 Well No.: 03H Field Name: De Witt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 Direction and Miles: 3.8 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 53, A-264 Acres: 673.85 API No.: 42-123-32933 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Koopman 01 Well No.: 02H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 Direction and Miles: 3.8 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 53, A-264 Acres: 673.85 API No.: 42-123-32936 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Thomas Duhon Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 15,000 Direction and Miles: 8.2 miles SW. of Yoakum Survey Name: J. McCoy Jr., A-30 Acres: 199.96 API No.: 42-123-32943 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Warzecha A Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 Direction and Miles: 9.82 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: F.H. Spellman, A-452 Acres: 493.53 API No.: 42-123-32942 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Warzecha A Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 Direction and Miles: 9.82 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: F.H. Spellman, A-452 Acres: 493.53 API No.: 42-123-32941 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Warzecha A Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 Direction and Miles: 9.83 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: F.H. Spellman, A-452 Acres: 493.53 API No.: 42-123-32940 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Warzecha A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 Direction and Miles: 9.83 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: F.H. Spellman, A-452 Acres: 493.53 API No.: 42-123-32939 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: P. Warzecha A Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 Direction and Miles: 9.83 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: F.H. Spellman, A-452 Acres: 493.53 API No.: 42-123-32944 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Hooks Well No.: 5 Field Name: De Witt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 17,000 Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles NW. of Cuero Survey Name: J.E. Ross, A-405 Acres: 2,376.92 API No.: 42-123-32948 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Arcturus Operating Company Lease Name: Devine Prospect Well No.: 1 Field Name: Brushy Creek (Wilcox -S-1-11200) Total Depth: 11,500 Direction and Miles: 13.8 miles NE. of Cuero Survey Name: M. Devine, A-161 Acres: 285.79 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32755 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Gill Trust Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 Direction and Miles: 11 miles E. of Smiley Survey Name: A.W. Hill, A-247 Acres: 551.87 API No.: 42-177-32754 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Gill Trust Unit


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Tubing Pressure: 6,616 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,400 Total Depth: 19,650 feet Plug Back Depth: 19,574 feet Perforations: 13,601-19,563 feet API No.: 42-123-32685 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Talisman Energy USA Inc. Lease Name: W.A. Blackwell Gas Unit 1 Well No.: A2H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Survey Name: W. Quinn, A-394 Direction and Miles: 3.39 miles NW. of Nordheim Oil: 437 MCF: 3,389 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,732 Shut In Well Pressure: 8,159 Total Depth: 18,548 feet Perforations: 13,690-18,419 feet API No.: 42-123-32538 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Harold Gohmert 01 Well No.: 01H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: B. Haral, A-219 Direction and Miles: 6 miles NE. of Yorktown Oil: 242 MCF: 2,919 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 8,509 Shut In Well Pressure: 9,615 Total Depth: 19,870 feet Plug Back Depth: Perforations: 13,717-19,761 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32418 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Shiner Ranch Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Darst, A-186 Direction and Miles: 13.5 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 506 MCF: 88 AOF: Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,000 Total Depth: 14,520 feet Plug Back Depth: 13,354 feet Perforations: 11,674 feet-13,167 feet API No.: 42-177-32286 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Southern Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Darst, A-186 Direction and Miles: 13.5 miles E. of Gonzales Oil: 1,290 MCF: 459 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,100 Total Depth: 17,032 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,838 feet

Perforations: 11,686 feet-16,652 feet API No.: 42-177-32414 Classification: Wildcat and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Loomis Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Wildcat Survey Name: J. Elder, A-205 Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles SE. of Cost Oil: 22 MCF: 177 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 76 Total Depth: 13,435 feet Plug Back Depth: 13,267 feet Perforations: 11,315 feet-13,334 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33638 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Snipe Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: P. Priestly, A-38 Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles NW. of Moulton Oil: 1,555 MCF: 454 Choke Size: 18/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,150 Total Depth: 15,904 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,733 feet Perforations: 10,859-15,680 feet API No.: 42-285-33627 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Leopard Hunter Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: D. Burket, A-4 Direction and Miles: 2.3 miles NW. of Moulton Oil: 1,156 MCF: 560 Choke Size: 17/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,400 Shut In Well Pressure: Total Depth: 15,900 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,662 feet Perforations: 10,776-15,609 feet API No.: 42-285-33622 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Eagle Ford Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Leopard Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: D. Burket, A-4 Direction and Miles: 2.3 miles NW. of Moulton Oil: 940 MCF: 219 Choke Size: 17/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,400 Total Depth: 15,960 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,809 feet Perforations: 10,745-15,755 feet

Double E RV Park
(3 miles past Circle G on Hwy. 97W)

Gonzales County Records

Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds October 1-31 Graves, Clarence Kenneth to Kessler, Paul E. and Kessler, Angela M., w/d, Lt. 2, Blk. 4, Contour Terrace, Gonzales. Elbo Ranch, Ltd., Radford, Billy G. and Radford, Deborah to Ratton, Kenneth Lee and Rubio-Ratton, Cynthia, w/d, 91.31 Acres, L C Jurey A-294, J W Nichols A-365 & G W Franklin A-216 Svys. Dahl, Wesley to McLeroy Partners, L.L.C., w/d, 5.515 Acres, Ezekiel W. Cullen Svy, A-148. Gescheidle, Timothy Scott, Geschiedle, Chris B., Gescheidle, Randal Alan and Miles, Vicki Lynn to Rolling Acres Farm, LLC, w/d, 124.7341 Acres, M Powers A-387, Wm C. Jenks A-296 & Elijah Kelley A-309 Svys. Mercer, Horace E. and Mercer, Sylvia Jean to Cain, Twister Ronnie and Cain, Tessa, w/d, Pt. Lt. 3, Blk. 6, Rg. 1, West of Water St., Gonzales. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (Trustee) and Soundview Home Loan Trust to Mullins, Alse, w/d, Pt. Lt. 1, Blk. 16, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Miller, W.T. (Estate) and Gray, Ellen (Extrx) to Presbyterian Pan American School, Grace Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Childrens Homes & Services, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Presbyterian Church of Gonzales, Mission Presbytery, City of Gonzales, Gonzales, City of, Friends Of Gonzales Animal Shelter, Gonzales Animal Shelter, Friends of, w/d, Mineral Int. in 143.194 Acres, James Billings A-128 & Mary Cogswell A-144 Svys. Price, James C. and Price, James Lee (Extr) to Haug, Gloria J. (DDS), w/d, Pt. Lts. 1-2, Blk. 40, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. November 1-30 Commissioner of the General Land Office, State of Texas and Texas, State of to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 6.49 Acres, Gonzales County School Land Svy, A-229. States, Lester Gerry and States, Evelyn Joyce to States Family Ranch Co., LLC, w/d, Undiv. Int. in 303.82 Acres, K W Kneeland & L C Jurey Svy, Gonzales & Caldwell Counties. Wicke, Evelyn (Indiv. & Atty-In-Fact) and Wicke Jr, John A to Gonzalez, Mark A, w/d, Pt. Lts. 6-8, Lowry-Ware Addn, Nixon. Cummings, Stacy Lee and Cisler, Debra Lee to Walshak, Dorothy P. w/d, Lt. 19, Park Place Subdvn, Gonzales. Ploeger Jr., Leslie and Ploeger, Bernandine to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 113.071 Acres, Joseph Saracean Svy, A-416. Boatright Jr, Collie to Boatright Property Investments, LLC, w/d, 8.346 Acres, Peter Winn Svy, A-464. Edwards, Mason to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 215.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-426 & Joseph Dillard a-177 Svys. Looff, Wayne to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 34.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Looff, Jeffery to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 34.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Meeks, Jack to Jack Meeks Properties, LLC and Meeks Properties LLC, Jack, w/d, 271.42 Acres, Edward Hughart Svy, A-28. Morris Jr, Mac and Morris, Deborah to M & D Morris Family Limited Partnership and Morris Family Limited Partnership, M & D, w/d, 746.285 Acres, Henry Earthman A-202 & George W. Barnett A-133 Svys.

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Perfect Attendance Pays Off

This year at GJH, those with perfect attendance are being honored. As an incentive for attending school every day, all 7th and 8th Grade students have the opportunity to win $15 dollars each Friday of the year. Pictured (from left) are: Saul Gamez, a 7th grader, won for the week of October 15-19; Cody Oakes, an 8th grader, won for the week of October 22-26; Brandon Carrizales, a 7th grader, won for the week of October 29-November 2; and Presleigh Zella, a 7th grader, won for the week of November 5-9. (Courtesy photos)

Gonzales FFA members compete in district leadership contest

Lauren Campion, Faith La Fleur, Brie Schauer, Morgan Simper, Allison Raley, Brittany Walker, Ty Tinsley, Mallory Pyssen, Kaily Zumwalt, and Angelica Castro On Nov. 7, the Gonzales FFA members competed in Dylan Mills, Brittany Walker, Mallory Pyssen, Melissa Holt, Megan Massey, Faith the Lonestar District LeadLa Fleur, and Blaine Frederick Tanner Hardcastle, Angelica Castro, Megan Dick- ership Development contest in Bastrop. inson, and Monica Miller Faith La Fleur, Kaily Zumwalt, and Allison Raley competed in the Ag Advocacy contest where they received first place and advanced to the Area VII comptetition in Blanco where they placed eighth. Lauren Campion participated in the Senior Creed Speaking contest and received third place. She also received first place in the District Job Interview contest and advanced to Area where she received ninth place. Brittany Walker, Monica Miller, Blaine Frederick, and Megan Dickinson competed in the Senior Quiz competition and received first place at district and advanced to the Area competition where they received fourteenth. Ty Tinsley, Morgan Simper, and Brie Schauer participated in the Radio Broadcasting competition at the district contest where they received first place and advanced to the Area competition where they placed twelfth. Tanner Hardcastle, Angelica Castro, Mallory Pyssen, Dylan Mills, and Megan Massey competed in the District Greenhand Quiz competition and received third place. And last but not least, Melissa Holt competed in the Greenhand Creed Speaking competition. We are so proud of the students hard work and dedication to the FFA. We are looking forward to our next competitions.

Help make a childs Christmas a little brighter, join us in Silent Santas Bean and Chili Cook Off during Gonzales Main Street 2012 Winterfest

Faith La Fleur, Allison Raley, and Kaily Zumwalt

1/2 Ton 4 Dr. to Christmas Shop in

$69.95 Day
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$34.95 per day Mini Van: $44.95 per day Mid/Full Size: $44.95 per day Lg. Van: $79.95 per day Trucks & Lg. Sizes: $69.95 per day

Rental Rates

Oil Change Tire Rotation State Inspections

Fast & dependable 830-672-7323

Service Dept. Holiday Tips

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FOUND: Male Siamese Cat, w/purple flower collard, no chip in ear. On North side of Gonzales by Hermann Sons. Call 672-5251. -------------------------FOUND: Stray calf found in Belmont area. 830-424-3685.

heaters, table & chairs, tires, shoes, clothes, jewelry, shower stall & faucet, cast iron pots, tools, Pantry 6x8, Murphy Bed, Dinette Set, Electric lift chair, old comic books. 11 1/2 miles W. of Gonzales on Hwy. 90 Alternate. Friday & Saturday, 9-6. Big Brown Barn on left. -------------------------Yard Sale. Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2015 Zint St. 3 family sale. Furniture, TVs, toys, dishes, misc. items. -------------------------HUGE MOVING SALE - Everything must go!! Dining Room Buffet/Hutch & other Wood Furniture, Tons of Craft Supplies, Tools, Vacuum, Household Items, Christmas Decorations, NickKnacks, Clothes, Toys, Sports Equipment, Jewelry, Computer Monitors, DVDs and MORE!! 820 Saint Michael St., Gonzales. Friday/Saturday, Nov. 16-17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. -------------------------Huge Rummage & Holiday Bake Sale. Saturday, December 1, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 623 Fair Street. Furniture, household items, seasonal decor, linens and more. Benefits Master Gardeners.


Horse blanket great condition paid $70 asking $45 obo, tread mill, good condition, works, asking $125 obo. Call or text, (830) 857-6487. -------------------------Progressing Chronic Illness. Increasing Medical Bills. Must sell everything possible. Used, good condition, Corning Ware Cookware, Bakeware, Dishes, Hummingbird Collection; Grape Table & kitchen items; New, never used appliances, make-up mirror; Paula Young wigs. Also used daybed,


sofa & coffee table. 830-203-8529 M-F, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday anytime. -------------------------Dearborn Gas Heater. With 6 grates. $50. 830-203-8899. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6


long 6 tall plain or painted, 16 + 20 long concrete cattle guard bases, cattle feed troughs. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------MP3 Player. SanDisk 8GB. Brand new. 437-2046. --------------------------


For Sale: Brush Guard for 2004 1/2 ton Chev. Pickup $50 and 36 Whirlpool used Gas Range, $50. 361-


594-2507. -------------------------Electric cook 4 burner stove, white w/oven. Estate by Whirlpool. $150.


For more information. Call 830-2038899.
Call 672-7100 to place your FREE For Sale Ads




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.



We would like to thank everyone who donated items & clothes for the September Jamaica Garage Sale & thank you to Father Paul & Isabel. There was a profit of $262.00 collected.


Big Country Auction

Sun., Nov. 18 10:00 a.m.

Best Western Regency Inn & Suites 1811 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales Seeking a Front Desk Clerk. Computer experience required. Applications may be picked up, at the front office. No phone calls, please.
Maintenance Position Open
Waelder Housing Authority is accepting applications for a full-time maintenance position. Only qualified applicants need apply. MUST be well organized, have knowledge of Electrical, Plumbing, Sewer Lines and Lift Station, Inventory, carpentry skills, ability to maintain apartment units in clean, decent and safe condition. Operate lawn equipment, floor equipment, receive and document service request. Good people skills, a plus. Health Ins. and Retirement benefits. Salary based on qualifications. Must be able to pass criminal history. Apply at WHA Office located at: 220 North Avenue A, Waelder, TX. Call 830-203-0009 for additional information.

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

EquipmEnt OpEratOr

401 CR 488 Gonzales

National Lifestyle Centers, Inc. is looking for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to join their office. In this position you would be the NLC front desk and the main administrative support for all other team members. To succeed in this position you must possess Microsoft Office 2010 skills, be well organized, have a friendly personality, have the drive to meet deadlines. Email resume to info@ournlc. com. -------------------------Experienced Journeyman or Tradesman Plumber for growing plumbing business. Bring resume to 212 N. Cypress in Luling between 1-5 p.m. M-F. -------------------------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.

Major Credit Cards/ 13% B.P. 3% Discount for Cash or Check J. Molnoskey Auctioneer #15091

Advertising, Furniture, Tools, Collectables, Jewelry, Art


AdministrAtive AssistAnt
The Historic City of Gonzales Texas is in search of a Administrative Assistant to the City Manager. We are seeking a detail-oriented, selfmotivated, and organized individual to provide administrative and technical support for a variety of departmental functions. The AA to the City Manager must have the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, priority changing environment. Incumbent has recently been promoted to City Secretary. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide high level administrative support to the City Manager and various department heads in a team atmosphere Ability to answer multi phone lines in a professional and courteous manner Provide exceptional customer service to external and internal customers Create, prepare and develop presentations Prepare professional correspondence and compile reports Maintain well organized filing system Calendar management skills, including the coordination of executive meetings and events REQUIRED SKILLS: Ability to work as a team and independently with minimal guidance Excellent written and verbal communication skills Must possess advanced PC skills and have advanced knowledge of Word, Outlook, and Excel Strong organizational, superior multi-tasking and interpersonal skills required The position requires the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meet deadlines Professionalism, accuracy and extreme attention to detail Good judgment and discipline of discretion regarding items of a sensitive or confidential nature A positive attitude REQUIRES a High school Diploma or equivalent, a minimum of 2-3 years of experience as an administrative assistant or office manager. Associates Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field preferred. Must be able to pass criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Position will remain open until filled The City of Gonzales is an equal Opportunity Employer

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


Golf Clubs. 2 sets w/bag. $50 each. Great for aspiring Tigers. Call 4372046. -------------------------Whirlpool Brand Propane Stove, 5 burner, 2 yrs. old. Can be converted to gas. Nice & clean, $250. Call for information, 672-2757. --------------------------



Production/Poultry Processing:

Will direct all evening sanitation operations Responsible for coordinating and supervising SanitationStaff Ensure that all processes are performed in compliance with standard operating procedures at all times Oversee internal/external standards of cleanliness Participate in internal audits of sanitation Excellent communication skills Must be able to set objectives and follow through Bi-lingual, Spanish/English a plus Must be able to lift 50 lbs, climb stairs

Sanitation Manager/Nights

Now Hiring!!

Antique & Barn Sale. Antique Cook Stove, Monarch Aluminum Canoe, rolltop desk, beds,

Competitive pay/BOE Excellent benefits: Health, Medical, Vision, 401K Call Human Resources at 830-582-1619 for more information or email resume to: 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas ~ Si Habla Espanol

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21 RCA TV, great for kids room or 2nd TV. $75. Call 437-2046. -------------------------MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Peavy Patriot Bass Guitar w/soft case, $150. Peavy Basic 60 Bass Amp 150w, $125. Hohner acoustic guitar w/case. Good for student, $75. Keyboard, Casiotone, TT 360, $125. 4372046. --------------------------


Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------5,000 lb. Mobile creek feeder for sale. 437-2927. -------------------------Wicker Screen Room divider, red poppy design. $45. Lg. rattlesnake skin, mounted on panel, $95. Camping travel pot, $20. 512-9174078. --------------------------


Old Metal Full size bed w/rails - no mattresses, $40. Chain Saw w/case, $125. 361-2083565. -------------------------For Sale: Cage large, off the ground. By 2ft, cage size about 3 1/2 ft. front, 2 ft. deep. 2-3 ft. high. Tray slides out end on bottom for cleaning. Has top large opening & side opening. Clean can be put in house. $65.00 firm. 830263-4608 anytime. -------------------------Medium size bird cage, slide out bottom to clean trays to feed & water & extras. Aqua Green. $25.00. 830-2634608. -------------------------Baby walker, eating tray combo and it is a red race car, plays tunes and lights up. Ages 6 months-1 1/2 year baby. Cool must see! $40.00. 830-263-4608, daytime or evening. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361741-2604. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Kenmore Washing machine. 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 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and


post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Gasoline operated Hedger, $125; 5 HP Tiller, $200. Both in excellent condition. 361-208-3565. -------------------------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.


$175. Black metal futon with mattress & cover. Like new. $75. 830-540-3382.

Mobile Homes for rent: 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , fully furnished, some homes have Wi-Fi. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-582-6593 or 361-798-0816. -------------------------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.


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.


Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580.

Doublewide on Land - 1680 sq. ft. bdroom, fenced yard, covered carport on Slab, Large storage building. Call for appointment. Sheridan Fayette Country Homes. 800-3696888, RBI 32896. Open Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Sundays 1-6. -------------------------80 3 Bedroom in Schulenburg Park. Financing Available. Fayette Country Homes, 800-3696888. RBI 32896. Open Mon.-Sat, 9-6, Sundays, 1-6. -------------------------Just Arrived - Repo 4 Bedroom Doublewide Palm Harbor Priced to Sell... Fayette Country Homes, 979-7436195, RBI 32896. Open Mon-Sat., 9-6, Sundays, 1-6. -------------------------3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. -------------------------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.

Secluded, wooded, and wildlife: 3BR/2Ba Doublewide, fireplace, lg. covered front porch, 2 decks, 12x16 storage, carport, all appliances, livestock capabilities; on 5 acres with gravel base truck yard. On CR 284 past Halliburton & Oil Tanker Rail Road. $1,100. Residential - $1,300, Commercial: Taking Apps now. Available March 1st. 979-2926154 or 979-2929520. -------------------------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)



ResCare Premier and The Texas Hill Country School have positions open for caring people to work with adults and children with disabilities. We have full-time day and overnight shifts available at group homes located in Seguin, Reedville, and Maxwell. Drug screen required. Acceptable driving record and clear criminal history required. Please apply on-line at If you need assistance with the process, please call 512/396-1200. EOE/M/F/DV
Assistant Manager needed by the Gonzales Branch of World Finance. Valid driver license and auto required. This is a Manager Trainee position and a career opportunity that offers excellent salary and a complete fringe benefit package. Promotion to Manager possible within 15 months. No experience necessary. Apply in person at 623 N. St. Paul


House for rent. 1814 Sycamore St. Bedroom, bath, shower, lavatory. $365/mo. 672-9011. -------------------------2BR/2BA 1,750SF (+/-) home for lease to a family of four. Located on ranch 7 mi. north of Gonzales. CA/H, full kitchen w/appliances. $1,050/mo + deposit. Email info. -------------------------3BR fully furnished, fenced in backyard, large store room, internet/cable available. Call for information, 830-6726265 or 857-4251. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-820-5461. -------------------------Newly renovated home in Shiner for rent. 3/1, CA/H, wood floors, lg. BRs. $850/mo. Broker/ Owner, 512-2173171. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo. No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------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 -------------------------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 message. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 830-8575727. -------------------------House for Rent Completely furnished house, 3 or 2 bdrms, one room furnished as office, one full bath, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, washer and dryer, large storage space, yard


Maintenance Position Open

Gonzales Housing Authority is accepting applications for a full-time maintenance position. Only qualified applicants need apply. MUST be well organized, have knowledge of Electrical, Plumbing, Sewer Lines and Lift Station, Inventory, Carpentry skills, ability to maintain apartment units in clean, decent and safe condition. Operate lawn equipment, floor equipment, receive and document service request. Good people skills, a plus. Health Ins. and Retirement benefits. Salary based on qualifications. Must be able to pass criminal history. Apply at GHA Office located at: 410 Village Dr., Gonzales, TX. Call 830-203-0009 for additional information.


Apartment and travel trailer. Everything furnished. $700 for one person. $900 for two people. All bills paid. Loccated on 183 North. 830-8753028. -------------------------3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message. -------------------------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.

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


Hay for sale. Lg. bales Kleingrass. $60 per bale. 830857-3616, 830-4917310. -------------------------Fertilized Johnson Grass Bermuda Hay. Large round bales. $50. 857-3324.

1988 S-10. Good body and transmission. Needs engine. $200 negotiable. 830-857-5927. Needs engine. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------1972 Chevy Half Ton Pickup. Rebuilt drive train except rear end. All original. 29K Engine, 50K Transmission. 3/4 rear springs. $1K. 830-857-5927. -------------------------2008 Mustang GT with Shelby package and low miles (48K), 22 chrome wheels with performance tires, 5-speed manual transmission, leather interior, Shaker 500 sound system with 6 CD/MP3 changer, and auto windows. $25,000 OBO. Call or text 830-263-1212. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info. -------------------------Tires for Sale. 4 brand new tires - 255-35ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20 universal rims. $500. 830-8571340.

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.

Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927.

Benefits include:

Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181. -------------------------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. -------------------------For Sale: Queensize mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions,

Now Hiring
Apply today, Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing:
Maintenance Back Dock Hanger Back Dock Driver w/ Class A CDL 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights)

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

Looking for a private setting job with the elderly person. Can cook and do light house keeping around Gonzales. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------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 & 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. -------------------------Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Repairs, etc. Licensed & Insured. Call 830-437-5747. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. --------------------------


Feed Mill - FM 108 S., Gonzales Production

Day & Night Shifts Available

Special Rates for Winter Months Belmont RV Park RV-SITES



For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. -------------------------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

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

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

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

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

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



Mobile Homes for rent, 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , fully furnished. 900 Old Shiner Rd, Yoakum. 361-582-6593. --------------------------


Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms has immediate full-time Night Grower Tech/Security position available. Position is responsible for monitoring crops, mechanical equipment and general security. Successful candidate will possess strong observation and follow through capabilities, have a stable work history and the ability to learn mechanical systems. We offer 401k, Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.



Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms, Inc.,

County Road 348, Gonzales, TX.

Apply at

EFFICIENCY APARTMENTS FOR THE ELDERLY 62 OR OLDER AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY * Rent based on income * Garden Style Apartments * Private Entrances * Individual Flower Bed Available * Carpeted & Air Conditioned * Water, Sewer & Trash Paid * Miniblinds, Ceiling Fan, Range, Refrigerator furnished * Maintenance/Management/Service Coordinator on site


KPMF is an EOE



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Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5072. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

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.

w/6 cargo space on top. $300. 830660-2526 or 830540-4063. -------------------------Free kittens. Call 361-594-4307. -------------------------Free dog to good home. Large female dog, brown, tame, gentle. Chip paper work with her. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------Free Kittens. Call 672-7094. -------------------------Puppies Half Lab, Half Pyrenees. Free to good home. 830-2031733 or 830-5404485. -------------------------We stock Sportmix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP for those ants and scorpions. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN)

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.

en 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.

ing. 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.


Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.

Pampered Chef D e m o n s t r a t o r. Host a Show! Its Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w w.pamperedc h e f.b i z /z ava d i l. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & repairs. 830-4375747.


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)

House for sale by owner. 2BR/1Bath CA/H. $65,000. 830234-3415 or 830279-7900. -------------------------Home for Sale. Low down, 3/2/1,136 sq. ft. Only $79,600 w/$1,500 dn. 202 East Lee St. at Smiley. Call Mr. Smith, 855-847-6806. -------------------------3bd/1ba home on 0.985 acres for sale in Nixon. 1,048 sq. ft. with additional 400 sq. ft. attached deck. Recently remodeled, CA/H, all appliances stay! Asking $79,000. Call 830-203-9383. -------------------------3BR/2Ba Doublewide, lg. covered porch, 2 decks, 12x16 storage, carport, all appliances, on 5 acres with gravel based truck yard. On CR 284 past halliburton & Oil Tanker Rail Road. 830-445-9131. -------------------------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 kitch-

Wanted: Old work western boots. 830672-7384. -------------------------Want to Buy: Used Headgate for cattle. 361-798-0482. -------------------------WANTED: Acetylene Gas Regulator for welding torch.

Moms, let Jumping Jelly Beans be your drop in child care answer. Go shopping, run errands or have a great evening out while your mind is at ease knowing your child is safe and happy. Standard drop in hours apply: day, evening and night. Lets talk! References and resume available. 830-5194012. -------------------------Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.

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



501 St. James Gonzales, TX

503 St. Andrew...................................Warehouse/Office............................$135,000 521 St. Andrew...........................Warehouse/Office/Leased.......................$120,000

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830-519-4132 830-857-5700


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

617 St. Peter................................$85,000 1504 Weimar................................$69,900 1301 Lantana Court........from $129,900 1311 Lantana Court........from $140,000s 1315 Lantana Court........from $160,000s 1319 Lantana Court........from $160,000s

New Subdivision - Lous Garden

Lots in P One hase N Avail ow able


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.

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


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.



Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. willlocate at RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830-351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00

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.

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

Wanted to lease land for cattle grazPUBLISHERS NOTICE:

18 AC - 5224 Sandy Fork Rd, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home perfect for the country getaway! 2 car detached garage, 30x40 run-in shed. Large tank, fully fenced. Mature trees. $244,500. 14 AC - 1491 Highsmith Rd, Luling - Partially cleared and wooded. 830-875-5866 3BD/2BA home with stained concrete and additional living/bonus room. Detached storage Residential building. $245,000. 157 Hillcrest, Luling - 3BD/1.5 BA home walking distance to golf course. Large, fenced yard with alley access and storage. $95,000. NEW - 401 E. Travis, Luling - 3BD/2BA/2 car garage, great location next to schools and churches. Recent exterior paint, roof, and tree trimming. $129,900. NEW - 214 E. Crockett, Luling - Charming, move-in ready 3BD/2.5Ba features large den area and beautiful yard. Detached building approx. 650 sq. ft. ideal for storage or commercial space. $185.000. 189 CR 280, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home with sunroom and covered porch to enjoy the country views! Storage building. $84,000. 3 AC - 473 Crockett Lane, Settlement at Patriot Ranch - Beautiful countryside views offered with this 2BD/2BA main home and detached guesthouse. $239,000. 715 S. Pecan, Luling - 4BD/2BA split bedroom features hardwood floors. Large, fenced yard, water well, alley access. $137,700. NEW - 108.88 AC - Gonzales County - Beautiful tract with combination wooded and pasture land. Panaromic views, 4 tanks, fenced, well, electricity, Fully fenced, partial high fence. $4,000/acre. 10 AC, Settlement at Patriot Ranch - residential site at end of culCONTRACT PENDING de-sac, mature trees. RV Park - 10.5 AC - Great location just off IH-10, mature trees and nice tank. Site has been engineered for 54 unit RV Park. 18 AC - 5224 Sandy Fork Rd, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home perfect for the country getaway! 2 car detached garage, 30x40 run-in shed. Large tank, fully fenced. Mature trees. $244,500. 14 AC - 1491 Highsmith Rd, Luling - Partially cleared and wooded. 3BD/2BA home with stained concrete and additional living/bonus room. Detached storage building. $245,000. 10 AC - Chuckwagon Rd - Heavily wooded with a runoff tank and partial fencing. Electric available - well & septic required. $67,000. 43 AC - 2198 Sandy Branch Rd., Harwood - Secluded with partial high fence, large tank, rustic cabin. Beautiful views. $279,500. 19.77 AC - AVE A., Waelder - Partially cleared and wooded with HWY 90 frontage. Previous tree farm operation. City utilities.


2 female Chihuahuas for sale. One brown, one white. $50 each. Call 830557-4622. -------------------------Dog Box, 4 ft. wide, 3 ft. deep, 24 tall




Lexington Investments I, L.P.

417 St. George St., P.O. Box 887 Gonzales, Texas 78629 Phone: (830) 672-5580 Fax: (830) 857-1024




Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
Rivercrest home, pool, perfect condition.. ...... 3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 ...........................................................$279,000 306 McClure - 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000 Duplex: Peter - Home and extra lot.... $92,000 1618 St. A+ condition, rented............. $70,000 New on Mkt: 10 acs., perfect 473 Crockett Lane-Settlementhome, pri- 3 bd., vate.....................................................$249,900 beautiful property..................................$258,000 Brick office bldg, downtown. ............$114,000 1602-Water St.-commercial/rental....$150,000 Lot Live Oak......................................$8,000 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 Land 792Acres,-Hwy. 90A Sold 14 90-B Lakefront..............................$89,000 East...................$115,000 312A East, 35 acs.,Lakefront + ,3 bd., 90 Cr. Rd. 471, + home................$369,000 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000

Holiday Move-In Special

Available properties for rent:

614 St. Peter 3br/1ba Rents for $950 Deposit is set at $850 (Quiet lot, great location, beautiful yard) 1228 Hamilton 3br/1ba Rents for $800 Deposit is set at $700 (Huge home, nice yard, covered parking) 1609 Sycamore 3br/1ba Rents for $700 Deposit is set at $600 (Perfect for a small family, big yard) 824 Cuero 2br/1ba Rents for $600 Deposit is set at $500 (Perfect for a couple or bachelor pad) 1119 Ainsworth 3br/1ba Rents for $850 Deposit is set at $750 (Very roomy huge yard great for kids) 1117 Ainsworth 4br/2ba Rents for $750 Deposit is set at $650 (Ideal oil field housing) 1120 Ainsworth 2br/1ba Rents for $600 Deposit is set at $500 (Just remodeled, great for a couple)

Serving Gonzales and Central Texas

Homes Homes/Residential

Coming Soon

vWAELDER 5641 Hwy. 90, 2/2 on 2 accres........................$117,000 vGONZALES 3/2, new construction, 707 St. Francis.............$229,000 vGONZALES 1543 Seydler St. 3/2 on 2.732 Acres................$179,900



vWAELDER 97.44 acres, 4BR ranch house, great house, oil/gas income, Ranching/Investment...... REDUCED TO SELL!............$650,000 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, Pending 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


830-857-4142 11.2 acs., Hwy 90. GastRACT CONT Rd.......$5,300/Ac. CONT Cooper CR Lynnettetrees................$87,500 228 - 15 acs., M/H, RACT 153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac. Carol Hardcastle 3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 830-857-3517 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. You can reach our staff by calling: 1 ac. Seydler St...............................$25,000 Phone: 830-672-2522 8.7 acs., city limits........................$120,000 58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. ...................................................$12,000/Ac.

Shirley Breitschopf Land

Coming Soon
339 St. George 335 St. George Rents for $400 (Office w/work shop) Rents for $400 (Very Spacious) Deposit is set at $250 Deposit is set at $250


All rents and deposit amounts are subject to change without notice. Before any deposits are accepted you must be approved by the property manager, deposits are only accepted in full. *Please disregard this after January 1, 2013, and check for new availablity then*

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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EDITORS NOTE: Our editor inadvertently cut off the last paragraph of Jons column last week. We re-run the piece here in its entirety. Im sitting here in the passenger trailer of the Diplomatic Flight Service in Bagram, Afghanistan waiting on my flight home. This is actually the midpoint in the journey, but it is where I feel that I am really leaving. From here we fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and then to the States. Ill go to Camp Attebury in Illinois and then, after out processing, I head home to Texas. I actually have very mixed feelings about leaving here. Not that I dont want to come home, I do, but Im leaving Jack behind. Jack was my assigned detection dog. He and I have lived together; played together, shared the same room and basically have been inseparable for over a year. This morning before I got on the C-130 cargo plane out of Sharana, the FOB where Ive been for the last year, Jack and I went to visit the folks that operate the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) up on the hill next to the runway. These things fly at all hours of the day and the mission is vital. Although I dont have the clearance to see what they are doing from the control building, I do hear of the results. Jack and I had befriended the folks there and they would even come to my room to visit Jack from time to time, so saying goodbye was a must. When I got there, Jack came bounding out of the Toyota 4 Runner I was in and ran over to a Navy Lt. Commander who runs the operation. He too is a dog person. As Jack was getting lots of love and was clearly the center of attention (he always is wherever we go), I let them know I was leaving and this was the last time Jack would be around. They were sad to see us go, but clearly understood it was time. From there, I went to the flight line and made arrangements to fly out. Not too much of an eventful flight. Everything went as scheduled and in a little while, we jumped into the night as the big engines strained to pull the packed plane into the thin air. The runway is at 8,200 feet, so it is not easy for the flights to get off if the heat is up. Something to do with the air density Im told. Landing in Bagram a short while later, I gathered Jack and my stuff and went to find a room at the company compound. Id be leaving the next day to make the long flight home. I was instructed to put Jack in a kennel, something I didnt want to do but really had no choice in. I took him to the holding kennels and informed the kennel attendant where he was, what and when he was fed and then signed my friend over to him. He was no longer mine or my responsibility. I went back to the billets and had a very fitful night mainly waiting for the day to come so I could leave. Morning came with a cold wind and a loud snap of an explosion. Yep, the insurgents had launched yet another attack on the perimeter. Nothing big, mainly harassment, but it does keep your attention. As far as I was concerned, as long as the runway was not damaged Id be leaving on schedule. As I got ready to go there was one more thing to do. I had to visit Jack one last

Dispatches from Downrange

Jon Harris
Jon Harris is an Army retiree, reserve City of Gonzales policeman and former deputy constable who is currently serving as a civilian military dog handler in Afghanistan.

time. He was in a kennel at the main hub in Bagram where the unassigned dogs are housed. He had not been in a kennel since he was assigned to me and it was hard to see him behind the grate. Not that the kennel is bad. These are actually very nice and roomy. He has a house and a run, but still he is separated from me. I slipped my hand through the squares of the kennel and Jack laid his head in it as I scratched him behind the ears. I didnt say anything, just petted and tried, unsuccessfully, to hold back the tears. I had actually inquired about purchasing him from the company and bringing him home. That was out of the question unfortunately. Jack was a victim of his own success. He and I had become the top drug detection team in Afghanistan. Jack is only three and a half years old, so he has a long time left until retirement. He is a company asset and a valuable one at that. Basically, not for sale. That is the hard part. That is the part that is so conflicted, but it is something I always knew would eventually happen. I had steeled myself for it, but really was unable to insulate myself from the deep loss I felt. As I think about it now it is sort of funny. I dont really miss the people Ive been with. Ive worked with some of them even longer than Ive been with Jack, but it is different. Jack was, is, special. He was my companion through all the good and bad times here. He will be so greatly missed and he will always have a special place with me. Originally, I was going to be in Afghanistan until December 2014. As things happened, situations changed and it became very clear that I was needed at home. Now my wife, Katherine, certainly wanted me home but she has always supported me in the sometimes rocky paths Ive chosen. Through the military, law enforcement, self-employment, and even through this adventure in Afghanistan, she has always supported me. I cannot say enough about those wives and families that stand by and support their partners through those hard times. We have been together for 30 years. Through military deployments, through missions that she could not be told about and which she had no idea when Id be back, through sleepless nights when she could listen to the police radio and know I was involved in something, through it all she has been steadfast and supporting. Well it is time now. Its time I stayed home. I informed the company of my resignation and preparations for my return were started. The company I worked for was very kind to me and made arrangement to get me home quickly. Although I had given the required 30-day notice, here I am, five days later and ready for the flight. They were also clear that if I ever wanted to return, there was a position waiting for

me. Jack and I had made a name for ourselves in the company and that paid off. Its nice to be wanted. In my life Ive done all those things that little boys think about. I was a soldier (probably always will be), I was a businessman, an author, a police officer, and Ive been a military contractor. Not long ago there was a different name given to military contractors but that is not so much in vogue now, still, it is the same thing. Im a father of a wonderful son who is an officer in the US Army, a husband to a wonderful wife and I live in the greatest place in the world, Texas. What could be left? What do I do now? Im not ready to retire. I have way too much to do yet. Funny thing is, after all these years, I just cant stay out of uniform. The question of what now has already been answered. I will continue to serve, be it a lot closer to home. I will be serving as a police officer with the Gonzales Police Department after a short break at home. I am looking forward to this next step and once again the central theme that has contributed so much to my happiness will once again be continued. I will be back in uniform and in the mix of things. Eventually, if the planets align, Ill return to the K-9 side of law enforcement. Yes once again, a dog will be my partner. K-9 Buddy, my drug dog I left at home when I went to Afghanistan, will once again be my continual companion if all works out as planned. I cant wait. They just announced it is about time to board the plane so I need to close this last article. As I gather my stuff to get on the bus that takes us to the plane, we wait as the bus passengers disembark. They look just like us waiting to leave. Mainly in green and khaki clothes, tactical eye wear and ball caps. Each carries a tactical looking backpack or a rucksack on their back. Yes they look just like us except maybe not quite as weathered. They are us, they are the new guys. This strikes me as clearly a changing of the guard and it will happen again and again. For me, this adventure is over. All of us waiting for our seat on the bus are going home. We have been lucky. As I walk to the bus, I nod at those walking off. We all understand. They are stepping into a world of hardship and sometimes danger. They are walking into a world of boredom as well as panic. I hope they are all in my place eventually, coming home. We also know that some of them may not. It is a fact of where we are, where I was, where they are going. It is a simple fact of war that we all accept knowingly; always hoping it will not happen to us. Im Jon Harris and this has been THE LAST DISPATCH FROM DOWNRANGE.

TxDOT announces plans to experiment with gas vehicles

AUSTIN In an effort to improve air quality, increase efficiency and utilize the states abundant natural gas resources, the Texas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pilot Program in which the agency will test alternative fuel vehicles to perform daily operations. Traditionally, natural gas vehicles cost about 40 percent less to refuel than gasoline vehicles, emit up to 90 percent fewer greenhouse gases, and in many cases, cost less to maintain, according to natural gas experts. As an agency with one of the largest fleets and most miles traveled, its incumbent upon TxDOT to find more efficient ways to do business, yet still provide Texans with exceptional service, said Texas Transportation Commissioner Bill Meadows. Natural gas is an abundant resource in the Lone Star State that has enormous potential for our states future. I applaud TxDOT and the natural gas industry for coming together on this project. The pilot program, which will begin with the purchase of four CNG Ford F250 trucks, is designed to help TxDOT leaders determine availability of natural gas vehicles and fuel stations, and whether operationally, a fleet powered by natural gas meets the agencys needs. Clean Energy, the largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America and a global leader in the expanding natural gas vehicle fueling market says this is a positive step for all citizens. We would like to congratulate TxDOT on moving forward with a fuel produced in Texas, said James S. Ramsey III, Clean Energy senior business development manager. It takes this kind of leadership to break America from its addiction to imported oil. TxDOT will test the new natural gas trucks in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex where cities like Irving support alternative fuel options. I would like to thank and congratulate TxDOT for their efforts in using alternative fuels, including natural gas, and taking measures to reduce emissions thus helping to improve air quality, said Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. The City of

This is the last picture of Jon Harris and his K-9 partner, Jack, taken on the C-130 just before take off from Sharana in route to Bagram, Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo)

Irving is a leader in environmental stewardship, which includes an alternatively fueled fleet, solar paneled LED street lights, electric vehicle charging stations and LEED certified buildings. I look forward to the continuation of Irvings working relationship with TxDOT and our focus on enhancing the quality of life for Irvings residents, visitors and businesses. Once the pilot has concluded, TxDOT will evaluate the success of the program and determine if additional natural gas vehicles will be purchased. For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at or (512) 463-8700.

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Laverne Brzozowski of the Spade & Trowel Garden Club and her compatriots line up the stars around the Gonzales Memorial Museum fence as their annual fund-raiser. Residents can buy a bulb for $1 or an entire star for $60. For details contact any Spade & Trowel Garden Club member. (Photos by Mark Lube)

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Director Dennis Bousher and the Gonzales High School Mighty Apache Marching band were saluted during Mondays Board of Trustees meeting for their recent accomplishments in winning a chance to compete in the area contest, as well as sweeping to first place in the East Central Golden Hornet Marching Band Festival.

Music Study Club, a part of the Texas and National Federation of Music Clubs met Tuesday evening at the Joe and Laurel Ince home with Barbara Blanchard cohosting, celebrating American Music in November. Pres. Shirley Spoon called upon Herb Karnau with Vida Burnett at the piano, to lead as we sang the National Anthem which is also listed in TOGETHER WE SING. Mr. Karnau had searched out facts we had never heard regarding the writing and the reason for composing The Star Spangled Banner. The great flag about which they sang in the 1800s, is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum, having been restored twice in its over-200 years. All joined and also sang the NFMC Federation Hymn. Sec. JoAnn Liefeste reported on the progress of funding for American Classics TV series with Tony Morris leading and said there is still $39,000 needed. Readers will remember this TV series is planned to be filmed in Gonzales historic homes. Pres. Spoon asked Don Liefeste to report on plans for the December 11, 7 PM banquet and program of Music Club which will be held at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, catered by Just Deserts and with the Presbyterian Handbell Choir and Christmas music. Other area music programs were announced.

November is Parade of American Music month and the evenings music was a group of musical theater songs which began with Climb Every Mountain from THE SOUND OF MUSIC, played at the piano by Shirley Spoon. Then we heard a piano duet by Shirley Spoon and Laurel Ince, Do I Love You? from CINDERELLA, these two songs written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Finally Laurel Ince played the hauntingly beautiful Bring Him Home from LES MISERABLES written by Claude-Michel Schonberg. We also enjoyed an encore by Mrs. Ince who played an arrangement of George Gershwins Its Wonderful! The legacy we have in musical theater music is unique to America and famous world-wide. Pres. Spoon led and all spoke the NFMC Collect and we adjourned to enjoy refreshments and fellowship. The hosts served party sandwiches, pickles and olives, salted nuts, corn chips, poppy seed cream filled cake, hot tea and coffee from a table covered with pastel coral linen and centered with a swag arrangement of brilliant fall fruits with jeweled pomegranate and leaves, flanked by cranberry, grooved candles in shiny brass candlesticks. Members not present this evening are urged to contact Pres. Spoon and reserve their places for the December 11th banquet and program.

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Country Village Square Apartments, the Volunteers of America and Seniors in Action of Gonzales County will once again host the annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Country Village square at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. Seniors do not have to be a resident at Country Village to attend. If you are homebound and unable to attend, a meal can be delivered to you on Thanksgiving. We can also provide transportation to those who need it. Country Village Square also needs volunteers to donate items for the meal such as desserts, to help with the meal and cleanup afterwards. We are also looking for a volunteer or volunteers to provide entertainment sometime during the meal beginning at 11 a.m. To make reservations for the dinner or to offer your volunteer help, contact Pat Compton at 830-672-2877. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 15.

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Local area football teams Luling, Shiner, St. Paul, Yoakum, Cuero, Hallettsvile and Sacred Heart have all qualified for the playoffs and their football seasons will continue for at least one more game. The Brahmas and Comanches will have a firstround bye and will play their second-round games over the Thanksgiving weekend. Yoakum vs Wharton The Yoakum Bulldogs were in a similar situation last year, needing a win in their final game for a playoff spot. They took it one

step further this year. The Dogs took care of business with a 35-14 victory over Giddings. That coupled with Gonzales 1614 loss to Smithville was enough to put Yoakum in the postseason. It is a great feeling for the kids, Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay said. They will face the Wharton Tigers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Victorias Memorial Stadium in the Class 3A, Division II bi-district round. Wharton is a good, athletic football team and is well-coached, Kornegay said. Any playoff team is going to be a good team. He said Yoakum will

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have its hands full with the Tigers, but the Dogs are certainly capable of progressing into the area round. Wharton finished the regular season with a 7-3 record and a 4-2 record in District 25-3A to come in third place. Wharton runs a spread offense, using two-back, two-plus-two and trips formations, he said. They are 60/40 run-to-pass. Running back Alfred

Pinkley has 88 carries for 593 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Tiger running game. Another key rusher is freshman running back Dontre Elliot, who has 25 attempts for 225 yards and two touchdowns. Bartee Grissom was the starting quarterback at the start of the year, but has missed action due to injury. Kornegay said Grissom may or may not take the snaps. Grissom has completed 45-of-86 passes for 850 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Chris Green is the current starting quarterback and has completed 11-of-

18 passes for 233 yards, one score and four picks. Kornegay said it is not known whether Grissom or Green will be the starter. Leeshad ONeil is the leading receiver with 15 catches for 382 yards and five touchdowns. Kornegay said the Dog defense must absolutely not give up big plays to the Tigers. Wharton has a lot of speed and we just cannot let them have a big play, he said. The Tigers run a 50 defense and Pinkley has three interceptions. The key for our offense is to be consistent, mix up PREVIEWS, Page C2

Luling Eagles race to third consecutive state XC title


Going Next Level

ROUND ROCK It was a hat trick for the Luling Eagles cross country team Saturday at Old Settlers Park at the UIL State Cross Country Meet. Luling won its third straight Class 2A title and its fourth overall. The Eagles have also

finished runners-up twice and in third place three times. Wining state feels pretty darn good, Luling head coach Michael Barnett expressed. This is a special bunch of kids. They are hard workers and great kids. They are a blessing. The Eagles bagged

Taylor Williams of Flatonia is flanked by her softball coach, Rodney Stryk, and her mother, Gloria Williams, during a ceremony held Wednesday to celebrate her signing a softball letter of intent to play at the University of South Carolina. Wednesday was the first day non-football players could sign with Division I schools. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Flatonia slugger signs letter of intent with SECs South Carolina


Will Frazier of Luling picks up the pace during the UIL Cross Country State Championships held Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. (Photo by Mark Lube)

FLATONIA Lady Bulldog senior Taylor Williams feels she made the right call. The senior outfielder will be playing softball at the college level after signing a letter of intent to play at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Wednesday at the new Flatonia ISD gymnasium. I feel amazing and I feel like I have made the right choice, she said. I feel only greater accomplishments can come from this. This feels like the start of a brand new beginning. Williams made the decision to be a Gamecock a year ago after returning from visiting the campus. I liked it so much I got into the car and called my select team coach and said I wanted to commit, Wil-

liams said. He said I made the right decision. She also talked it over with her sister, Chelsea Williams and that conversation further affirmed her decision to go to South Carolina. Williams said she expects more media exposure and more intense competition in college softball. I really like the competitive level of college softball, Williams said. She said she will play either third base or in the outfield. If I can keep working hard at the rate I am going, I wish to start and I plan to start. I hope to start, she said. Williams said the campus had a great atmosphere. Everyone is so nice and always welcoming you with open arms, she said. I also like the historical Horseshoe area. It is such a nice

campus. I fell in love with it the second I walked onto it. Williams said she plans to major in athletic training and pursue a career as a physical therapist. Williams also looked into Michigan State, Florida State and the University of Houston. Flatonia rarely has gotten a student-athlete a full ride to a Division I school. It is a pretty special and exciting day, Flatonia head softball coach Rodney Stryk said. I have been here 14 years and this is the fifth athlete we have had sign a Division I scholarship. It has happened before, but it is rare. It is unusual for a Class 1A school to have that many kids on DI scholarships, but it shows the talent we have coming through our community. Williams still has one season left in her Flatonia softball career. Everything that happened in my high school career happened for a reason, she said. Getting removed from the playoffs in my freshman year helped us get stronger as a team. I am definitely going to miss

all of this and every single softball teammate I have had in the past. In 2010, her freshmen year, Williams played and started in 28 games and hit for a .418 average with 28 hits, 29 runs, five doubles, three triples, six home runs and 39 RBIs. She also had 17 walks, went 13-for-13 on stolen bases, and had a .536 on-base percentage and .851 slugging percentage. During the 2011 season, Williams missed seven games because of an ankle injury, but started 18 games. She hit .525 that year with 31 hits, 26 runs, 12 doubles, four triples, and 36 RBIs. She also garnered 14 walks, went 10-for-10 on stolen bases, and a .616 onbase percentage. Last year, Williams played and started in all 35 games. She had a .449 batting average with 40 hits, 48 runs, eight doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, and a whopping 52 RBIs. She also drew 40 walks, stole 14-of-15 on bases, and had a .620 on base percentage and .966 slugging percentage. En route to the state WILLIAMS, Page C5

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

GONZALES The season has barely kicked off for the Gonzales Lady Apaches and first-year head coach Kent Smith knows it is going to take a little time to get into the swing of things. And that is fine with him as long as the Lady Apaches look at the big picture, which is to prepare for the district season. Gonzales fell to 0-2 as they lost their home opener, 70-26, to Class 4A Victoria West Tuesday night at GHS Special Events Center. I saw lots of improvement tonight, Smith said. We did some good things. Going up against a Class 4A or 5A team will always be somewhat of a challenge to smaller schools because of the depth advantage the larger program will have. Victoria West has

The Nixon-Smiley-Smiley Lady Mustangs opened the 2012-13 season with a 55-26 win over Gonzales at home on Friday. Nixon-Smiley led 20-8 after one quarter and outscored Gonzales 9-4 in the second frame. The Lady Mustangs held the Lady Apaches to four points in the third quarter while sinking 14 points. The fourth quarter was a little closer as NixonSmiley outscored Gonzales 12-10. Jennifer Flores and Savannah Martinez scored 15 points each for Nixon-Smiley and Abigail Scarbrough had 10 points. Kelsey Hardy led the Lady Apaches with eight points and Jade McCook scored six points. The Lady Mustangs dropped a 70-60 decision at Falls City on Saturday. Nixon-Smiley held a 1916 lead after one quarter Tamica White (23) pushes the ball up the floor for Gonzales ahead of the Victoria and Falls City countered West defense during Tuesdays game. (Photo by Mark Lube) with a 15-12 run in the had a lot of their bas- the transition game Victoria West second for a 31-31 game at halftime. ketball players to- against the Lady opened the first quar- Both teams bagged 19 gether and working Apaches. ter with a 7-2 lead as points in the third period out for three months, We are still settling Allyson Dlouky nailed and Falls City held a 20Smith said. It is hard into basketball sea- a triple, and Silvey 10 advantage in the fourth quarter. to compete against a son, he said. But it Estrada and Lauren For Nixon-Smiley, Alena team that has been to- is still pre-season and Rodriguez each made Alvarez had 17 points, Megether in the offseason our goal is to improve two-point shots. Gon- gan Guerra scored 10 points for a while. and progress until we zales got on the board and Savannah Martinez finished with 13 points. Smith said Victo- are competitive in dis- with an Ashley Ma- On Tuesday, Nixon-Smiria West excelled at trict play. LADY APACHES, Page C7 ley won 67-60 at Navarro.

The Lady Mustangs took a 22-13 lead after one period and Navarro came back with a 20-13 run in the second, trailing Nixon-Smiley 35-33 at halftime. Nixon-Smiley (2-1) scored 16 of 29 points in the third frame and held a 16-14 run in the fourth quarter. Alvarez sank 19 points for Nixon-Smiley; Martinez bagged 10 points and Jennifer Flores netted 18 more points. The St. Paul Lady Cardinals basketball team edged Hallettsville, 46-45, on Tuesday. The teams were tied at 8-8 after one quarter and Hallettsville went on a 17-8 run to lead 25-16 at halftime. St. Paul went on a 12-11 run to close down to 36-28 in the third and outscored the Lady Brahmas 18-9 in the fourth for the win. Mary Adamek led St. Paul with 10 points while Christina Squyres and Katelynn Leist scored eight points each. Leist had nine rebounds; Adamek and Jacy Pawalek had seven rebounds each; Kourtney Knesek had five assists and Pawelek had six steals. The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs varsity basketball team got by Moulton, 4636, on Tuesday. Jaccari Hights bagged 16 points to lead Yoakum, and Kendall Kristynik sank 20 points for the Bobkittens.

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our running and passing, catch the football, sustain drives and have no turnovers, Kornegay said. Luling vs Odem Luling head coach Colby Hensley wants Eagles supporters to know making the playoffs has been the culmination of nearly three seasons of hard work. It is exciting to make the playoffs, he said. On paper, it appears that I came in and took over the world. It has been a three-year process and our guys have worked hard for it. The Eagles take on the Owls of Odem at 7 p.m. Saturday in Beeville. Hensley said the Owls have a very good mobile quarterback and some linebackers that fly downhill. Their offensive and defensive style is similar to us, he said. Like the Eagles, the Owls run out of a spread offense. Quarterback Jake Ray is the focal point of the offense. He is the teams lead-

ing rusher with 1,502 yards and 18 touchdowns. Ray has hit 25-of-66 passes for 365 yards and six touchdowns. Ray will also get help running the football from starting running back Jacob Acevado (120-604, seven touchdowns). Receiver Ryan Andrade has nine receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns. The play of the defensive line will be key for the Luling defense. If they do okay, I think we will do well, Hensley said. We must be discliplined or we will get gashed. It is no different than defending the option. On defense, Odem lines up in a 4-2 with a Cover 3. We need to work on finishing a game and stressing intensity in the second half, Hensley said. We need to play better in the third and fourth quarters than in the first and second. Cuero vs Bellville The Cuero Gobblers return to the playoffs with a

bi-district match against Bellville tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Round Rocks Dragon Stadium. It is a great accomplishment to be back in the playoffs, Cuero first-year head coach Travis Reeve said. Our players have pulled together and they have perserved. We are proud of them. Bellville has big lines on both sides of the football and have speed behind the lines. The Brahma offense breaks the huddle in a variety of formations and love to run the football. LaKieath Nunn is the main rushing threat as he has 698 yards on 119 rushes and eight touchdowns. Reeve said Bellville likes to get the ball to several backs in a game. Our defense needs to slow down and stop their run, he said. Bellville lines up in the 4-3 and does not do a lot of different things, they just excel in the few things they do. Our offensive line needs

to win the battle against their defensive line and we can control the football doing what we do well, Reeve said.

Shiner St. Paul vs Temple Central Texas Christian The Cardinals open their TAPPS Division III playoffs tomorrow in Rockdale at 7:30 p.m. against Temple Central Texas Christian. They are a good football team, Cardinals head coach Jake Wachsmuth said. They have a very good quarterback and play extremely well. We can beat them. Wachsmuth described the Lions offense as a pistol-style offense, but not a spread offense. They line up with three backs as slots, he said. Temple Central Texas Christian is a run-oriented team. The offense will be paced by quarterback J.J. Roberson and running backs Jacob Brown and Luke Theodore. They run a lot of dives, counters and bootlegs,

Wachsmuth said. We have to contain Roberson and not let him get loose. He can make plays with his feet. If a pass play breaks down, he can scramble. The Lions run split and eight- or nine-man fronts on defense. We cannot turn the ball over like we did last week and must not have penalties at crucial times. We must execute well, Wachsmuth said.

Fort Worth Calvary Christian at Hallettsville Sacred Heart The Indians open the playoffs in the TAPPS Division III area game at home against Fort Worth Calvary Christian. They are a very talented team coming out of a strong district, Sacred Heart head coach Pat Henke said. We played them for the 2007 state title. They have a lot of tradition; they are fast, big up front and have an All-State returner at middle linebacker. We will have our hands full. The Indians were very

intense in their regularseason finale against St. Paul and must play the same way against Calvary. If we do not play with the same intensity as last week, we will be one-anddone in the playoffs, Henke said. Calvary runs a spread option attack on offense. Key playmaker is running back Patrick Hunt. They run the inline, the reverse to Hunt and will also throw him the ball, Henke said. On defense, they will stunt a lot and are led by middle linebacker Mason Jones, the returning AllState player. The key for Sacred Heart will be to make sure they block Jones and keep him off the ball carriers, protect the football and keep their offense on the field for long drives. The kids will have to play their best because we will have our hands full with Fort Worth Calvary, Henke said.

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from 0-3 to 7-3 and district champs. Unbelievable feeling. This is amazing, Vanek said. We played hard and everybody was executing. Our (offensive line) did a heck of a job at the end. It was just an amazing game. Evan Wick and Cade Brewer were the recipients of the touchdown passes that did not come from Pilat. The Indians (7-3, 5-0) outgained St. Paul (6-3, 4-1) on the ground with 232 yards to the Cardinals 164. Vanek led the ground game overall with 185 carries on 28 rushes and one touchdown. I felt pretty good. If it wasnt for the blocking by the offensive line, I would not have made anything, he said. I give the credit to them because I just lower my head and try to get as much (yardage) as I can. Sacred Heart flat out beat us, Cardinals head coach Jake Wachsmuth said. They played harder

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HALLETTSVILLE One way or another, Hallettsville Sacred Heart was going to win this game and get the district title. Running back Jonathan Vanek and tight end Casey Jirkovsky each threw a touchdown pass as Sacred Heart used some trick plays for points. You practice and practice them, and you hope they work, Indians head coach Pat Henke said. We needed them tonight. The kids executed well and I was proud of them. Vanek also scored once on the ground as did quarterback Leightin Pilat and Sacred Heart held off rival Shiner St. Paul, 28-21, Friday night at Hallettsville Brahmas Memorial Stadium for the TAPPS District 5-3A title. This is the first time we won district since 2009, Henke said. Last year we won state but did not win district. It is nice going

than we did, they coached better than we did. They did everything better. Henke said he expected a very physical game and that is exactly what he got. I think both teams accomplished that, Henke said. It was a physical football game. It is just that way when Sacred Heart takes on St. Paul. Its very physical. I hope both teams come out of the game healthy. Both teams fumbled the ball away on their respective opening drives. Indians got the opening kickoff, and fullback Dylan Jahn had a 9-yard gain on the first play and gained 2 yards on the next play before fumbling away at his 32. St. Paul quarterback Dakota Kresta went incomplete on the first play and handed the ball off to Adam Hollenbach, who gained 7 yards to the 25, was tackled and the ball popped out and went 10 feet into the air. From there, St. Pauls Martin Kennedy (5) stiff arms Sacred Hearts Scott Stoner during Friday nights battle for the TAPPS Division III, District 5 title. (Photo by Mark Lube) INDIANS, Page C4

Apaches come close but Yoakum gets in with home lose to Smithville 16-14 win over Giddings, 35-14

Smithvilles DaAaron Jackson is engulfed by a crowd of Apache defenders including (from left) Zach Perez-Clack, J.T. Miller and Chris Garcia during last Fridays season finale. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)


It was a somber end to an exciting season Friday night at Barry Field in Smithville after the Gonzales Apaches were nipped by the homestanding Tigers, 16-14. The Apaches (6-4, 2-3) failed to take advantage of a second opportunity to control their own postseason destiny and saw their rally from a 9-0 halftime deficit fall just short. Smithville has got one of the best defenses around and theyve had it all year, Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock. Our kids fought back hard and we never quit. I thought our kids played about as hard as they could play, but it just didnt go our way tonight. After starting the season 4-1, Gonzales was hit hard by bouts of adversity that largely accounted for their 2-3 finish. The hard times continued Friday night when they lost standout linemen Zach Perez-Clack and Tyler Filla in the first half. Both players came out of halftime on crutches. Weve had a rough couple of weeks with injuries, Lock said. (All-State safety) Zack Lopez couldnt

play when we needed him and then we lose those two guys tonight. They all play on both sides of the ball and those are big losses in a game like this. We had a lot of things happen tonight that are tough for a football team to overcome. Of all the obstacles put in their way by Smithville, the most difficult of all seemed to be put there by the officiating. The referees littered the field with yellow laundry all night, flagging both teams for a total of 25 penalties that resulted in losses of 253 yards. It was ridiculous, I cant even begin to describe what happened tonight with the officiating, said Lock. There was stuff going with the refs that is just not supposed to happen. You have to live by what they do, but that game was very poorly officiated. As a precaution, the referees were quickly rounded up by an escort and hustled off the field into the fieldhouse immediately following the game. After being somewhat limited last week against Cuero, running back Cecil Johnson ended his final game as an Apache with a game-high 148 yards

and two touchdowns. The senior, who posted seven games this year of 200 rushing yards or better, was able to eclipse the prestigious 2,000-yard mark in the fourth quarter of the contest. Johnson was one of 25 seniors whom Lock addressed immediately following the game. I told them that I appreciated their dedication and everything that theyve done for our program, he said. When I came back I took over a 1-9 team and all of the success weve had since then, those kids have a lot to do with it. Both teams exchanged punts on their opening possessions and Smithville (5-5, 2-3) started their second one from the Gonzales 33 after a good return by Gray Morris. DaAaron Jackson gained three yards before Denton Cooper was hit by Perez-Clack for no gain. Morris was able to move the sticks with an 11-yard run, but two plays later Perez-Clack held Cooper to no loss on a draw play to bring up fourth and nine. Colin Quitta came on to attempt a 35-yard field goal and it was way short. Gonzales was held to a APACHES, Page C4

YOAKUM The Yoakum Bulldogs began their night on the outside looking in, their hopes for a post-season spot depending on both a win over Giddings and some help from either La Grange or Smithville. They got what they asked for. Im just very, very proud of these kids, Bulldog head coach Brent Kornegay said after Yoakum whipped Giddings 35-14. The win, coupled with Gonzales 16-14 loss, sends the Bulldogs to next weeks bi-district playoffs against Wharton at Victoria. That contest is set at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium. I think its a credit to the district, every team is tough and on any night any of the six teams in this district can win, Kornegay said. The Bulldogs got three touchdown passes from Chase Hermes and a total of four touchdown by the various members of the Hights Family one each from T.J., Myron, Todrick and TreVontae. Weve had the kids who can get on the outside all year long, and Chase has been pretty consistent throwing the ball, Kornegay said. TreVontae came in and played real well tonight at quarterback, too. Consistency was something missing from the Buffaloes offense in the first half, and the Bulldogs were quick to capitalize to race out to a 21-0 firstquarter lead. On Giddings first play from scrimmage, the snap from center sailed over the head of Buff quarterback Chris Jones, who recovered the ball for a 14-yard loss. T.J. Hights followed with two quick stops of outlet passes to force a punt and the Bulldogs took over at the Giddings 35 after a short kick. The Bulldogs charged the distance in just five plays, starting with a 14yard completion to Keith Ratley and finishing with a 10-yarder to Ratley at the goal line. Reagan Jacobs

Keith Ratley (2) jumps a pass intended for Josh Mack during Yoakums win over Giddings last Friday. (Photo by Dave Mundy) PAT made it a 7-0 game just four minutes into the contest. The Buffs next play was nearly a carbon-copy of its first, with another snap over the head of the quarterback leading to a massive loss of 31 yards. This time the Bulldogs Shawn Cuellar picked up the loose ball and reached the 4-yard line before being brought down. Two plays later, Hermes hit T.J. Hights with a strike for a 4-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead. An interception by Ratley on Giddings next drive again set the Bulldogs up for a score. This time Yoakum traveled 42 yards in eight plays, with Myron Hights taking a pitch from Hermes in for a 9-yard touchdown to make it 21-0. The Bulldogs threatened again late in the first half, getting as far as the Giddings 21 before the drive stalled. A 38-yard field goal try by Jacobs went wide left. The Buffs recovered an onsides kick to open the second half and got a 37-yard gain from Deon Hickey to reach the red zone, but two runs into the line gained only a yard and the Bulldogs forced two incomplete passes to take over on downs. Yoakum followed with a 92-yard, 10-play march to go up by four touchdowns. The payoff came on another bullet pass from Hermes that Todrick Hights turned into a 49-yard score. The Buffs got on the scoreboard early in the final period when Jones engineered a 66-yard march and capped it with a 3-yard TD run. Yoakum answered midway through the final period after an interception by T.J. Hights gave them the ball at the Giddings 10. Three plays later TreVontae Hights scooted in from two yards out for a 35-7 lead. The Buffaloes got their final score in the games waning moments when running back Joseph Glenn powered in from five yards YOAKUM, Page C4

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36-yard deep pass from Staton to wide receiver Jorge Munoz. The two-point conversion failed as the Eagles took the lead back, 18-14. However, that lead would not last for long as George Wests Hudson Wallace would return the kickoff for 82 yards, switching the lead to the Longhorns 18- 20. The battle continued as running back Brendon Cubit ran it up the middle for a three-yard run with 6:05 left in the half. The twopoint conversion failed, making the score 24-20 where it remained at halftime. The Longhorns opened the second half with a 36yard touchdown pass from Katzfey to wide receiver Joseph Feist. The extra point was missed, making the score 26-24. After an Eagle fumble, the Longhorns scored again as running back Bobby Torres rushed for a 64yard touchdown with four seconds left in the third quarter, extending their lead to 32-24 after a missed extra point. The Eagles ended the game with 347 total yards, while the Longhorns gained 261 yards. Staton completed 10 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown, and running back Quinton Grant rushed seven times for 65 yards.
Game Summary GW 14 6 12 032 L 12 12 0 024 Scoring summary LUL -- Chess Elley Fumble recovery (kick failed), 7:16, 1st. GEO -- Andrew Katzfey 1-yard run (Jesse Haros kick), 5:31, 1st. LUL -- Trayden Staton 15-yard run (pass failed), 2:02, 1st. GEO -- Mathew Martinez 9-yard run (Haros kick), 0:00, 1st. LUL -- Jorge Munoz 36-yard pass from Staton (run failed), 8:48, 2nd. GEO -- Hudson Wallace 82yard kickoff return (run failed), 8:32, 2nd. LUL -- Brendon Cubit 3-yard run (pass failed), 6:05, 2nd. GEO -- Joseph Feist 36-yard pass from Katzfey (kick failed), 5:05, 3rd. GEO -- Bobby Torres 64-yard run (kick failed), 0:04, 3rd. Team stats GW Lul First downs 11 15 Rushes-yds 39-188 33-186 Passing 2-4-0 10-25-0 Passing yards 75 161 Punts-yards 1-49 3-26 Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-yds 7-42 9-50 Individual stats RUSHING George West: Bobby Torres 10-82, Enrique Nieto 8-66, Mathew Martinez 5-17, Andrew Katzfey 10-16, Lukas Barcak 1-0, Hudson Wallace 4-7. Luling: Ty Anderson 1-5, Trayden Staton 10-34, Brendon Cubit 8-27, Quinton Grant 7-65, Abraham Palomo 4-28, Taylen Moore 3-27. PASSING George West: Katzfey 2-4-50. Luling: Staton 1025-161. RECEIVING George West: Joseph Feist 1-36, Barcak 1-39. Luling: Jorge Munoz 3-58, Josh Alvarez 1-1, Cubit 5-60, Grant 1-42.

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In the fight for the title of District 15-2A Division I champions, the Luling Eagles fell to the George West Longhorns in a close game, 32-24. The Eagles defense would be the first one to score as defensive end Chess Elley forced a fumble on a sack and recovered it in the end zone. After a missed extra point attempt by kicker Shawnessy Marshall, the Eagles held the early lead 6-0. The Longhorns (8-2, 6-0) scored on the next possession on a quarterback sneak by Andrew Katzfey from the one-yard line, taking the lead on Jesse Haros extra point kick, 7-6. The Eagles (6-4, 5-1) on the ensuing drive scored to retake the lead as quarterback Trayden Staton ran it in on a 15-yard quarterback keeper. The two-point conversion failed, pushing the score to 12-7. It wasnt long until the Longhorns crossed the goal line again as they scored on the last play of the first quarter with a nine-yard run off the left side. The extra point was good, making the score 14-12. The Eagles scored on a

Chase Hermes QB, Yoakum Hermes was virtually flawless in leading the Bulldogs to a 35-14 win over Giddings and into the Class 3A Division II playoffs. He completed 13 of 21 passes for 212 yards and three touchdowns.
Honorable Mentions Jonathan Vanek, Sacred Heart. Ran for 185 yards and a touchdown in the Indians 28-21 district-clinching win over St. Paul. He also threw a 29-yard pass for another score. Evel Jones, Shiner. Had 137 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries in the #7 Comanches 42-0 pasting of Yorktown. He also caught two passes for 46 yards and another score. DAnthony Hopkins, Cuero. Had 18 carries for 86 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Gobblers to a playoff-clinching 21-13 win over La Grange. Marcos Rodriguez, Lockhart. The short-yardage specialist scored four times in the Lions 62-38 loss to Kerrville Tivy. Adam Hollenbach, St. Paul. Ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals 28-21 loss to Sacred Heart. He also caught three passes and kicked an extra point. Trevion Flowers, Shiner. Threw for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Yorktown. He also ran for 65 yards and another score. Carson Schindler, Hallettsville. Ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the seventh-ranked Brahmas win over Hempstead. He also completed 17 passes for 185 yards and another score.

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Cecil Johnson, Gonzales. Ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Apaches 16-14 loss at Smithville. Keith Ratley, Yoakum. Caught six passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in win over Giddings. Mitchel Mica, Flatonia. Ran for two touchdowns in the Bulldogs 24-5 win over Thrall. Levi Mair, Lockhart. Had a workmanlike game with 188 yards and a touchdown on 27 rushes in the loss to Kerrville Tivy. Dakota Kresta, St. Paul. Completed 13 of 19 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown in loss to Sacred Heart. Trenton McGee, Hallettsville. Caught five passes for 124 yards and touchdown in win over Hempstead. C.J. McKinney, Lockhart. Gained 155 yards on 16 carries in the loss to Kerrville Tivy.

it was a game of hot potato for both teams tried to recover the fumble until Sacred Heart recovered at its 12. The Indians were forced to punt five plays later. St. Paul had the ball past midfield and Hollenbach took over, helping the Cardinals down to the 27. He was held to a 2-yard carry on fourth-and-3. At its 25, Sacred Heart needed just two plays to open scoring. Vanek burst free for a 70-yard run and Pilat scored on the option for the touchdown. The two-point run, following a blocked extra point, was no good and Sacred Heart led 6-0 with 5:04 left in the first quarter. St. Paul responded with a six-play, 66-yard drive in less than three minutes. Marco Ynclan got a 15yard pass to midfield from Kresta, and Martin Kennedy gained 11 yards on a toss play. He later had 29-yard run to the Indian 4 and Hollenbach punched in for the score. Kennedy caught the two-point pass to put St. Paul up 8-6. After the Indians punted on their next possession, St. Paul fumbled the ball away to put Sacred Heart at the Cardinal 34. Vanek gained 5-yards on the toss play and then hit Cade Brewer in the corner of the end zone on a halfback-pass play. The twopoint pass was no good but Sacred Heart led 12-8. The Indians stopped St. Paul on fourth down on the next drive at the Sacred Heart 36. Jahn took a toss play for 8 yards to the 44 and Pilat followed up with an option keeper for 18 down to the Cardinal 36. Two plays later, Pilat went to Wick on a play-action pass to the 22 followed by a 5-yard Vanek run. Pilat

took the ball on the naked bootleg and gained some major yards close to the goal line but Sacred Heart was called for a block in the back and was given the 16. Pilat was dropped for a loss on a bootleg on the next play. Sacred Heart went to its bag of tricks again as Pilat lateraled to Jirkovsky, who launched a bomb for Wick in the end zone. Pilat had a successful conversion pass to Scott Stoner to put Sacred Heart ahead 20-8 with just a few minutes left in the half. Wick later intercepted a Kresta pass to kill off a St. Paul drive late in the second quarter. Neither team put the ball in the end zone in the third frame. St. Paul did pick off a Pilat pass after the Indians had driven inside the Cardinal 20. In the fourth quarter, Sacred Heart had a turnover on downs inside the St. Paul 10. From there, the Cardinals went to a two-minute drill and started chucking the ball all over the field. On a third-and-8 from their 8, Kresta found Jared Markham for 28 yards and again for 14 to the 50. A scramble by Kresta and a 16-yard completion to Dylan Barton set up St. Paul at the 5 and two plays later, it was Hollenbach from the 3. The point after was no good and St. Paul trailed 20-14 with 6:10 left in the game. Sacred Heart got the ball at its 47 and did the opposite thing took its time, not snapping the ball until about three seconds left on the play clock. Their strategy was simple: let Vanek run the ball inside and keep the clock moving. Vanek capped the drive with a 4-yard run and the twopoint play was good for a 28-14 Indian lead.

St. Paul was not done yet. Starting at its 25, Kresta completed four straight passes 12 yards to Barton; 9 yards to Hollenbach, 6 yards to Markham and a 48-yard strike to Barton for the final score of the game with 41 seconds left. Sacred Heart got the onside kick and ran out the clock. Vanek said the Indians have a good shot at returning to the state title. What we showed here tonight was just amazing, he said. Wachsmuth said Temple Christian is the likely opponent for the Cardinals in the first round of the TAPPS playoffs
Game Summary SP 8 0 0 13-21 SH 6 14 0 8-28 Scoring Summary SH-Leightin Pilat 5 run (run failed) SP-Adam Hollenbach 4 run (Martin Kennedy pass from Dakota Kresta) SH-Cade Brewer 29 pass from Jonathan Vanek (pass failed) SH-Evan Wick 25 pass from Casey Jirkovsky (Scott Stoner pass from Pilat) SP-Hollenbach 3 run (kick failed) SH-Vanek 4 run (Brewer pass from Pilat) SP-Dylan Barton 48 pass from Kresta (Hollenbach kick) Team stats SP SH First downs 13 17 Rushes-yards 28-164 51-232 Passing 13-19-1 6-11-1 Passing yards 173 114 Punts-yards 2-62 2-72 Fumbles-lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-yards 6-50 2-21 Individual stats RUSHING St. Paul: Adam Hollenbach 19-114, Martin Kennedy 5-40, Dakota Kresta 3-9, Mitchell McElroy 1-1. Sacred Heart: Jonathan Vanek 28-185, Leightin Pilat 13-32, Dylan Jahn 8-20, Scott Stoner 1-(-2), Evan Wick 1-(-3). PASSING St. Paul: Kresta 13-19-1-173. Sacred Heart: Pilat 4-9-1-60, Vanek 1-1-0-29, Casey Jirkovsky 1-1-0-25. RECEIVING St. Paul: Dylan Barton 4-80, Jared Markham 3-48, Hollenbach 3-23, Marco Ynclan 2-20 Kennedy 1-2. Sacred Heart: Wick 3-55, Cade Brewer 2-41, Jirkovsky 1-18.

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three and out and Smithville got great field position after an Apache penalty set them up at the Gonzales 38. On third and eight, Morris broke through a hole in the middle of the line, slid to the outside and raced 27 yards for the games first score. Quittas extra point kick was good and the Tigers held a 7-0 lead with less than a minute left in the opening quarter. Francisco Diaz returned the ensuing kick to the Gonzales 39, where the ball stayed after Johnson ran twice in a row. Johnsons halfback pass was incomplete on third down and following a punt, the Tigers took over at their own 34. A five-yard gain by Jeremy Kadlecek was sandwiched around two false start penalties in the drives first three plays. On third and 14, Derek Hunt sniffed out a screen pass to Khalil McCathern and tackled him after a modest gain. The ensuing punt bounced away from Darrance James and took a nice Smithville

roll to the Gonzales 7. Three plays into the Apaches drive, Filla had to be helped off the field due to injury and Gonzales was flagged for a delay of game. Three plays later, Gonzales had to punt and the Tigers regained possession at their 44. Six plays later disaster struck again as Perez-Clack limped off the field after Smithville converted a first down on a keeper by Cooper. The drive stalled from there and the Tigers fourth down punt only sailed 17 yards to set up Gonzales at its own 18. Operating out of the Wildcat formation, the first down snap went over the head of Johnson. He recovered the ball in the end zone but was tackled there to give Smithville a safety. Gonzales punted the ball and it was muffed by Morris, who recovered it and fumbled it again. Quentin Green pounced on it to retain possession for the Tigers. Following a nine-yard gain on first down by Bledsoe, Gonzales was flagged

for a personal foul to set up a first and 10 for Smithville at the Apache 36. The snap was fumbled on the next play and recovered by Cooper, but Gonzales drew another flag for unsportsmanlike conduct to put the ball at their 27. On third and nine, Cooper was hit by J.T. Miller after a gain of four and Smithville called a timeout with 1:18 left in the first half. They lined up for the field goal attempt, but a false start penalty pushed them out of range so they went for it on fourth and 10. Cooper rolled out to pass and flinged it from outside the pocket, but Hunt intercepted the throw to end the scoring threat. The second half opened with an electrifying 42yard return by Morgan Martinez, who left the field after the play with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. From the Wildcat, Johnson handed off to D.J. Gonzales for a 19-yard pickup. He ran the ball down to the Smithville 10 on the next GONZALES, Page C5

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Game Summary Gid 0 0 0 1414 Yoa 21 0 7 735 Scoring Summary YOAKeith Ratliff 10 pass from Chase Hermes (Reagan Jacobs kick) YOATJ Hights 4 pass from Hermes (Jacobs kick) YOAMyron Hights 9 run (Jacobs kick) YOATodrick Hights 49 pass from Hermes (Jacobs kick)

GIDAdam Dock 3 run (Michael Rangel kick) YOATreVontae Hights 2 run (Jacobs kick) GIDJoseph Glenn 5 run (Rangel kick) Team Stats Gid Yoa First Downs 12 13 Rushes-Yds 23-10 28-142 Passing Yards 201 248 Passes 13-30-3 15-25-1 Punts-Avg 3-27.7 2-34 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-0 Penalties-Yds 4-35 12-110 Individual Statistics RUSHING Giddings: Deon Hickey 10-42, Joseph Glenn 5-18, Chris Jones 4-15, Josh Mack 1-11,

Team 3-(-65). Yoakum: Terrance Hall 4-34, TreVontae Hights 6-31, Chase Hermes 13-25, Myron Hights 3-27, Reagan Jacobs 1-15, Blake McCracken 1-4, Braden Drozd 1-4. PASSING Giddings: Chris Jones10-27-3-142, Tyler Jones 3-3-0-59. Yoakum: Chase Hermes 13-21-1-212, TreVontae Hights 2-4-0-36. RECEIVING Giddings: Deon Hickey 5-91, Greg Haywood 4-48, Josh Mack 1-22, Devonte Jordan 1-8, Deshawn Toliver 2-1. Yoakum: Keith Ratley 6-107, TJ Hights 7-67, Todrick Hights 1-49, Myron Hights 1-10.

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CUERO The Gobblers punched their ticket into the postseason by beating La Grange, 21-13. DAnthony Hopkins got Cuero on the board with a three-yard run in the second quarter and Brenden Pupi added the PAT. Over nine minutes later, Justin Rossett caught a 45-yard scoring toss from Blake Reeve and Pupis kick gave the Gobblers a 14-0 lead. La Granges Marco Cerda garnered a 21-yard field goal right before the half to give the Leopards their first score. Bralon Hutchinson ran in from seven yards out and Cerdas kick cut the lead to 14-10 midway through the third. Hopkins added his second touchdown run on a one-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter and Cerdas 34-yard field goal accounted for the games score. Cuero (5-5, 3-2) will play Bellville (7-3) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium in Round Rock in the Class 3A Division II Bi-District round.
Game Summary LaG 0 3 7 313 Cue 0 14 0 721 Scoring summary CUE -- DAnthony Hopkins 3-yard run (Brenden Pupi kick), 11:08, 2nd. CUE -- Justin Rossett 45-yard pass from Blake Reeve (Brenden Pupi kick), 2:47, 2nd. LGG -- Marco Cerda 21-yard field goal, 0:12, 2nd. LGG -- Bralon Hutchinson 7-yard run (Marco Cerda kick), 6:52, 3rd. CUE -- DAnthony Hopkins 1-yard run (Brenden Pupi kick), 11:28, 4th. LGG -- Marco Cerda 34-yard field goal, 4:15, 4th. Team statistics LaG Cue First downs 12 16

Shiner moves up Cuero Gobblers playoff-bound after to sixth in final toppling La Grange at home, 21-13 AP high school football rankings
Rushes-yards 26-69 45-157 Passing 10-24-1 9-14-1 Passing yards 161 110 Punts-yards 3-157 3-99 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-yards 1-5 2-15 Individual statistics RUSHING La Grange: Logan Vinklarek 9-9, Bralon Hutchinson 4-15, Rodney Filmore 12-36, Dillon Davis 1-9. Cuero: Blake Reeve 1-(-10), Justin Kremling 5-19, Ray Horton 1856, Ross Reimenschneider 1-10, DAnthony Hopkins 18-86, TEAM 2-(-4). PASSING La Grange: Vinklarek 10-24-161. Cuero: Reeve 9-14-110. RECEIVING La Grange: Cassel Tezeno 3-47, Wes Scott 2-23, Skyler Shimek 1-26, Filmore 1-19, Davis 2-36, Dillon Marburger 1-10. Cuero: Kremling 2-13, Reimenschneider 5-45, DAndre Gallagher 1-7, Rossett 1-45.

Football Roundup

Schindler scored on a 51yard run with less than five minutes to play to bring Hallettsville within 19-14 and got the game-winner from a yard out with just 17 seconds left to play. Dalton Herrington hauled in the two-point pass for the final margin.

#7 Hallettsville 22, Hempstead 19

HEMPSTEAD Brahmas quarterback Carson Schindler ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Hallettsville rallied from a 13-0 deficit at Hempstead, winning 2219 to stay unbeaten on the season. Hallettsville has taken home the district 14-2A Division I title and has defeated the team that ended its playoff run a year ago. The perfect regular season is Hallettsvilles first since 1979. Hempstead kept the Brahmas off the scoreboard in the first half and got touchdown runs of 48 and 20 yards from Michael Wolfe for the 13-0 halftime lead. Schindler tossed a 41yard touchdown pass to Trenton McGee in the third quarter, and Hempstead got a 26-yard run from Will Smith to lead 19-7 at the end of the third.

Game Summary HAL 0 0 14 8-22 HEM 7 6 6 0-19 Scoring Summary HEM-Michael Wolfe 48 run (Mario Malagon kick) HEM-Wolfe 20 run (kick failed) HAL-Trenton McGee 41 pass from Carson Schindler (Sam Barrera kick) HEM-Will Smith 26 run (run failed) HAL-Schindler 51 run (Barrera kick) HAL-Schindler 1 run (Dalton Herrington pass from Schindler Team stats HAL HEM First downs 10 11 Rushes-yards 28-187 40-261 Passing 17-31-0 6-16-1 Passing yards 185 52 Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-yards 4-40 6-60 Individual stats RUSHING Hallettsville: Carson Schindler 10-108, Tiedrick Smith 14-57, Tim Sheppard 3-18, Kaden Hardt 1-4. Hempstead: Michael Wolfe 9-126, Will Smith 21-105, Desmond Jordan 8-27, Dendre Glover 1-2, LaQuinton Sargent 1-1. PASSING Hallettsville: Schindler 17-31-0-185. Hempstead: Smith 6-16-1-52. RECEIVING Hallettsville: Trenton McGee 5-124, Sheppard 5-34, Dalton Herrington 4-26, Jimario Grounds 2-5. Hempstead: Deondre Lee 2-22, Sargent 2-12, Brian Knowles 1-14, Wolfe 1-4.

Evel Jones ran for 137 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Shiner, who earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Jones had scoring runs of three and 54 yards in the first quarter to stake Shiner to an early lead. Jacob Staffords 66-yard burst and Caleb Curtis catch of a 30-yard pass from Trevion Flowers increased the Comanche lead to 27-0 at the half. In the second half, Flowers added a 19-yard run before throwing a pass to Jones that resulted in a 40yard touchdown.

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SHINER The Comanches put an exclamation point on their regular season by blanking Yorktown, 42-0, and winning an outright District 15-1A Division I title.

Game Summary Y 0 0 0 00 S 12 15 15 042 Scoring summary SHI -- Evel Jones 3-yard run (kick failed), 10:21, 1st. SHI -- Evel Jones 54-yard run (run failed), 2:39, 1st. SHI -- Jacob Stafford 66-yard run (Evel Jones run), 7:57, 2nd. SHI -- Caleb Curtis 30-yard pass from Trevion Flowers (Kris Patek kick), 0:24, 2nd. SHI -- Trevion Flowers 19-yard run (Jacob Stafford from Brady Cejka), 6:19, 3rd. SHI -- Evel Jones 40-yard pass from Trevion Flowers (Kris Patek kick), 2:28, 3rd. Team statistics Y S First downs 8 11 Rushes-yards 48-127 30-295 Passing 0-2-0 4-7-0 Passing yards 0 84 Punts-yards 5-138 3-88 Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-yards 0-0 3-25 Individual statistics RUSHING Yorktown: Derek Franke 17-70, Jacob Garcia 15-28, Caleb Schendel 10-37, Logan Romans 6-(-8). Shiner: Evel Jones 7-137, Jacob Stafford 2-65, Trevion Flowers 9-65, Caleb Curtis 8-22, Brady Cejka 1-3, Chad Neubauer 3-(-1), Tyler Patek 3-(-2), Justin Stovall 2-5. PASSING Yorktown: Franke 0-2-0. Shiner: Flowers 4-7-84. RECEIVING Yorktown: none. Shiner: Jones 2-46, Curtis 1-30, Stovall 1-8.

The Shiner Comanches ended their regular season with a 9-1 record and finished with a ranking of sixth in the final Associated Press Texas High School Football Poll. Shiner moved up to six from seven after blanking Yorktown 42-0 in their district finale. The Comanches have a bye in the first round of the playoffs and will next play in the area round of the Class 1A Division I playoffs against the winner of Holland and Ozona, who received one vote in the poll. Hallettsville (10-0) finished in the final Class 2A poll with a ranking of seventh. The Brahmas closed out their regular season by beating Hempstead, 22-19. Hallettsville also earned a first round bye and will face the winner of the Class 2A Division I Bi-District game between Luling and Odem in the area round. Area harriers named to All-State Academic teams Shiners Meloni Berger

and Rose Egan, and Alejandra Diaz DeLeon and Kaily Zumwalt of Gonzales were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Cross-Country Academic All-State Team. BobKittens win season opener The Moulton Bobkittens basketball team opened the 2012-13 season with a 4928 win over Victoria Cobra on Tuesday. Moulton led 8-2 after the first quarter and outscored the Lady Cobras 21-6 in the second frame. Moulton bagged 16 of 26 points in the third and were outscored 10-4 in the last quarter. Ashley Gabler led the Bobkittens with 11 points, Malori Mitchon scored eight points, Michelle Holub recorded nine points and Kendrall Kristynik bucketed seven points.

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Area Football Playoff Schedule

Class 3A, Division II Cuero (5-5) vs. Bellville (7-3), Friday, 7:30 p.m., Dragon Stadium in Round Rock Yoakum (6-4) vs. Wharton (7-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium in Victoria Class 2A, Division I Luling (6-4) vs. Odem (6-4), Saturday, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Stadium in Beeville TAPPS Division III Area Round Shiner St. Paul (6-3) vs. Temple Central Texas Christian (6-4), Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium in Rockdale Hallettsville Sacred Heart (7-3) vs. Fort Worth Calvary Christian (6-4), Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Brahma Stadium in Hallettsville

tournament, Flatonia beat Holland 9-2, 6-0 in the bi-district round; defeated Mart 3-6, 10-0, 3-1 in area; won 10-2 and 11-6 in regional quarterfinals against Somerville; defeated Woodsboro 5-0, 1-9, 10-0 in the regional semifinals and swept North Zulch 11-2 and 11-1 in the regional final. Flatonia knocked off Sam Rayburn Ivanhoe in the state semifinals 4-1 and beat Garrison 6-4 in nine innings in the 1A title game, finishing the championship season 30-5. Williams got home runs in both games of the state tournament. Following the

state title game, Williams was named 1A Tournament MVP and she was also named Softball Player of the Year in both the Gonzales Cannon and Victoria Advocate newspapers. Her three years have been everything I thought they would be and we are looking forward to one more year, Stryk said. Last season, South Carolina went 23-32 but only posted a 3-25 mark in Southeastern Conference (SEC) play. South Carolina is led by head coach Beverly Smith and assisted by Associate Head Coach Lisa Navas and Assistant Coach Calvin Beamon.

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play before Johnson tore up the middle to put the Apaches on the scoreboard. Cameron Smith hauled in the two-point conversion pass and the Smithville lead was 9-8 with 10:53 left in the third. Later in the quarter after a Gonzales punt, the Tigers had a first and 10 at their own 19. Jackson ran for a yard before Cooper was brought down by Jose Contreras after an eight-yard carry. Morris got the first down with a two-yard plunge and then Jackson ran for three on first down, but the Tigers were called for a personal foul and were facing second and 22 from their 18. A play action pass drew in the Apache defense and Derrek Bennett slipped behind the secondary, caught a perfectly-thrown pass from Cooper and motored into the end zone for an 82yard scoring play. Quitta added the extra point and Smithville was up 16-8 with 4:23 left in the third. A Smithville penalty during the kickoff return put the ball at their 46 for the Apaches. Back in the Wildcat formation, a D.J. Gonzales carry and two

runs by Johnson gave the Apaches a first down at the Tiger 34. D.J. Gonzales went right on a power sweep and found his way to paydirt, but the play was brought back due a holding penalty. Hillman threw a strike to Diaz, but he couldnt managed to hang on and it went incomplete. On the next play, Hillman was picked off by Jimmie Gonzales and Smithville took over at their 24. The Apache defense forced a three and out and Alyas Ramirez returned the punt to the Gonzales 47. Johnson ran to his right out of the Wildcat and picked up huge yardage to the Smithville 15. After a six-yard run by Johnson, two Smithville infractions on the same play gave Gonzales a first and goal from the Tiger 5 as the third quarter expired. Two plays later, Smithville was called for both offsides and a personal foul to give the Apaches a first and goal from the two. Johnson leapt over a pile of defenders to get the touchdown and an unsportsmanlike call against the Tigers allowed Gonzales to attempt the two-point conversion from inside the Smithville 2.

From the Wildcat formation, Johnson went airborne up the middle and stretched out his arm to break the plane of the goal line. The ball squirted out of his grasp and the apparent fumble was recovered, after a major scrum, by Damien Airhart. The officials however ruled the conversion was no good and Gonzales was down 16-14 with 11:12 left to play. Smithville returned the ball to near midfield and the Apaches were called for a personal foul on the play. The officials called for an ejection of a player, but the number they gave did not belong to anyone on the team roster. The bizarre call drew the ire of Lock, who demonstratively expressed his displeasure to a trio of officials. The conversation lasted for nearly five minutes, much to the delight of the several hundred members of Apache Nation who were on hand. When play resumed, Chris Garcia hit Cooper after a one-yard run then Cooper threw incomplete under heavy pressure from Garcia and D.J. Gonzales. Cooper tried to throw for the first down, but Coltin Russell stepped in

front of his offering to give the Apaches the ball back. Smithville was called for a personal foul during Russells return and Gonzales had first and 10 from their 48. Johnson ripped off a 20yard gain and then picked up eight on first down. A few plays later, on second and 15 from the Tiger 27, Hillman threaded a needle to get the ball to James in the end zone, but contact with a defender caused the pass to fall incomplete. Gonzales burned their last timeout with 8:22 left to play and after a Johnson gain of five, the Apaches were looking at fourth and 10 from the Smithville 22. A halfback pass went incomplete, but Smithville called for a timeout just before the ball was snapped and the Apaches were allowed to run another play. Hillman dropped back to pass, but was flushed from the pocket and his eightyard scramble gave the ball back to the Tigers. Ray Flores and Jordan Johnson made consecutive hits on Jamal Bates and Smithville was facing third and eight from their 16. Jackson got a carry up the middle and was immediately swarmed by the

defense, but he somehow managed to push the pile near the 24-yard line. On fourth and inches, the ball went to Bledsoe and Jordan Johnson exploded into the backfield to stop him short of the sticks. The officials measured and declared the Tigers had instead picked up enough for the first. Smithville ran off four more plays in the drive, but a holding penalty caused it to stall and their punt gave Gonzales the ball at the Tiger 41. Hillman went back to pass but his throw was intercepted by Morris, who returned it to the 50. To add insult to injury, the Apaches were called for a personal foul on the play and the ball went down to the Gonzales 35. Jackson ran the ball three times in a row with his last carry converting a first down. A kneel down by Cooper ran out time on both the game clock and the Apaches season of promise. There were high expectations for this team, but people need to understand that we lost eight defensive starters who were really good, Lock said. The guys this year just got better and

better each week and they stepped up. We were four points away from being 9-1 this year, so were a good football team. Our kids played hard and I appreciate their effort.
Game Summary Gon 0 0 8 614 Sm 7 2 7 016 Scoring Summary SMT -- Grey Morris 27-yard run (Colin Quitta kick), 0:56, 1st. SMT -- TEAM Safety, 3:51, 2nd. GON -- Cecil Johnson 10-yard run (Cameron Smith from Matt Hillman), 10:53, 3rd. SMT -- Derrek Bennet 82-yard pass from Denton Cooper (Colin Quitta kick), 4:23, 3rd. GON -- Cecil Johnson 2-yard run (run failed), 11:12, 4th. Team Stats Gon Smith First downs 13 13 Rushes-Yds 31-189 39-131 Passing 1-11-2 7-17-2 Pass yards 4 123 Punts-yds 5-141 5-142 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-0 Penalties-yds 14-140 11-113 Individual Stats RUSHING Gonzales: Cecil Johnson 23-148, Matt Hillman 2-6, D.J. Gonzales 6-35. Smithville: Gray Morris 8-50, DaAaron Jackson 18-58, Denton Cooper 9-14, Jamal Bates 2-1, Derrek Bennet 2-8. PASSING Gonzales: Matt Hillman 1-10-4, Cecil Johnson 0-1-0. Smithville: Cooper 7-17123. RECEIVING Gonzales: Darrance James 1-4. Smithville: Bryce Helmcamp 3-26, Khalil McCathern 2-11, Bennet 2-86.

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The Great Outdoors

Texas Weekly Fishing Report
baits. CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good in the guts in Oso Bay on topwaters. Redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet and shrimp. Trout are fair for waders working mud and grass on small topwaters and Corkies. BAFFIN BAY - Trout are good on topwaters and plum plastics around rocks and grass. Redfish are fair to good in knee deep water on small Super Spooks, She Pups and SkitterWalks. PORT MANSFIELD Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes on topwaters and soft plastics under a popping cork. Trout are fair to good on the shorelines on small Super Spooks, She Pups and Corkies. SOUTH PADRE Trout, redfish and snook are fair to good in South Bay and Mexiquita Flats. Tarpon and snook are fair on DOA Shrimp at the jetty. Bull redfish are good on the beachfront on mullet. PORT ISABEL - Trout and redfish are fair to good while drifting sand and grass flats on live shrimp, DOA Shrimp and Gulps under popping corks. Trout and redfish are fair to good in protected coves on small topwaters and soft plastics under rattling corks. ATHENS - Water clear, 7378 degrees; 3.25 low. Black bass are fair on Texas spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits in baitfish patterns. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are good on prepared bait. BASTROP - Water stained; 7882 degrees. Black bass are good on black/blue soft plastics and small spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. BELTON - Water stained; 7680 degrees; 4.49 low. Black bass are good on chartreuse Rat LTraps and crankbaits early and late. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are fair on minnows and white Lil Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch and live shad. BRIDGEPORT - Water clear; 7378 degrees; 13.14 low. Black bass are excellent on Texas rigged craw fished around any shallow wood cover. Shallow running Crush 50X crankbaits and Yellow Magic topwaters in shad patterns are good early in the day. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish no report. CEDAR CREEK - Water clear; 7479 degrees; 2.84 low. Black bass are good on black and blue NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad on soft plastics. Redfish are good in the marsh with high tides. Recent rains have hurt the bite in the river. SOUTH SABINE Trout are fair to good under birds and pods of shad. Trout are good at the jetty on live bait and topwaters. Flounder are fair at the mouths of the bayous on a falling tide. BOLIVAR - Trout are good on the south shoreline on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers and Sand Eels. Trout, black drum, sand trout and redfish are good at Rollover Pass. TRINITY BAY - Trout are good for drifters working pods of shad and mullet around wells and on the shoreline. Trout are good under birds in the upper end of the bay. Redfish are good on live bait around the reefs. EAST GALVESTON BAY - Trout and sand trout are good for drifters working deep shell on plastics and fresh shrimp Redfish are good in the marsh and out the mouths of drains on the falling tide. WEST GALVESTON BAY - Trout are fair to good in the surf and around San Luis Pass on live shrimp and topwaters. Sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and crabs. TEXAS CITY - Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on crabs and shrimp. Sand trout are good in the channel on fresh shrimp. FREEPORT - Redfish are fair to good on the reefs in Bastrop Bay. Bull redfish are fair to good around Surfside and at the Quintana jetty on crabs, shrimp and mullet. EAST MATAGORDA BAY - Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Waders have taken better catches on the shorelines on small topwaters and dark plastics. Birds are beginning to work. WEST MATAGORDA BAY - Trout are fair on sand and grass humps on soft plastics and topwaters. Redfish are fair on live shrimp in Oyster Lake, Crab Lake and at Shell Island. Redfish are beginning to school. PORT OCONNOR Redfish are best in the back lakes on shrimp and mullet. Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs, mullet and shad. Trout are fair to good on the reefs in San Antonio Bay. ROCKPORT - Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island. Bull redfish have been found in the Lydia Ann Channel on mullet. PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair at East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Bull redfish are good at the jetty and on the beachfront on natural flipping jigs fished around docks with brush. Topwaters are good early in the same areas. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared bait. COOPER - Water lightly stained; 7478 degrees; 5.04 low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged soft plastics, spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on small swimbaits and live shad over main lake humps. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait. FAIRFIELD - Fishing has been slow since the fish kill in September of 2010. TPWD has discontinued stocking the lake after another kill in early September 2011. Redfish and black bass survived the kill in limited numbers. FAYETTE - Water stained. Black bass are fair on pumpkinseed spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Red ear perch are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait. GIBBONS CREEK Water clear. Black bass are fair on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs. Catfish are good on stinkbait, shrimp, and liver. GRANBURY - Water stained; 7478 degrees; 4.50 low. Black bass are good on perch colored spinnerbaits, soft plastics, and topwaters early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and silver spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. GRAPEVINE - Water clear; 7478 degrees; 5.64 low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around main lake points in 610 feet. Crappie are good on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad. JOE POOL - Water clear; 7479 degrees; 2.04 low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and small crankbaits around shallow cover. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs and jigs. Catfish are good on prepared baits. LAVON - Water lightly stained; 7479 degrees; 7.62 low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws around shallow cover. White bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad. . COLETO CREEK Water clear; 3.28 low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse crankbaits and soft plastics in 812 feet. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs.

Billboard: Governor Perry fight the environmental racism, save Hempstead from the states TCEQ
Looking Down from the Saddle
Herman Brune
fice in this study? Tatum: The state of Texas is offering little help. The TCEQ and the Texas Historical Commission should have done many things to help us but instead seem to give the go-ahead to Pintail in several different ways. Weve found cannonballs, civil war buttons, and bayonets on the property. Sam Houston had a prisoner of war camp on Clear Creek. The gentleman at the historical commission was surprised that were only two exits from the famous Liendo Plantation and so near Washington on the Brazos and Chapel Hill. Brune: Again, I think the endangerment to groundwater is your best defense. Tatum: When trying to sell the idea, Pintail uses pictures of landfills outside of Dallas. They show great pictures of back-filled hills covered with green gas. What they cant show in a picture is the smell, the buzzards, and the vermin. Its not a pretty thing. Its still a garbage dump and this one is more than 723 acres. Brune: What reactions have you gotten from Waller County officials and state legislators? Tatum: Were praying for Judge Beckendorf and the commissioners to sign a resolution that were sending them against the landfill. To this point they havent showed us much. We asked how many jobs this landfill will provide and were told about 16. Thats bad because before this economy went bust and the landfill was proposed, the LLC on the opposite side of the highway had offers from several large box stores to move to our community. Those box stores would have brought a lot more than 16 jobs to the community. Of course now those offers have come off the table. Prior to the bad economy we were slated to be the next Katy and were looking forward to some nice amenities not a landfill. Brune: How was this site chosen? Tatum: The owner of Pintail told us that their studies showed the people in our area only had high school educations and made lower incomes. Im proud of the folks who have taken up this challenge to our community. Weve sent 3,000 letters to TCEQ.

While the Trans Texas Corridor is promised to be dead, other problems await landowners striving to protect groundwater, the value of neighboring properties, and the integrity of their communities. This edited transcription is from a radio interview with Waller county resident and anti-landfill activist Diana Tatum. Brune: You have a group of residents fighting to stop a proposed landfill. What is the scope of your problems? Tatum: This proposed landfill is near the intersection of Highway 290 and Highway 6. This is the gateway to the Bluebonnet Trails and is a major thoroughfare on the way to Texas A&M University and the George H. Bush Library. This piece of land is part of the Groce Plantation and Stephen Austins Original 300 Colony. The size of the proposed site is 723 acres. The company trying to acquire the property is a Georgia landfill company called Pintail Landfill LLC. There are two natural spring-fed creeks, as well as, having the historic value. Weve also found stagecoach roads and there is a family memorial cemetery. Brune: Who currently owns the property? Tatum: It is owned by a LLC in Corpus Christi. The sale of the property to the Georgia, Pintail Landfill LLC is contingent on Pintail receiving a landfill permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Were meeting with the TCEQ and one way were fighting this issue is pointing out that TCEQ only allows two correct applications per permit. The permit is on the sixth application. There were five incomplete and incorrect applications. So, as well as, using the environmental and historic significance of the property we also hope to win this battle on a technicality. Brune: Landfills are normally out of sight and out of mind. They are off the beaten trail. But youre saying this is at the intersection of two major highways and the route from Houston to Austin, College Station, and Brenham. Tatum: Absolutely! And we already have traffic issues. We have manufacturing plants nearby that build the windmill components for the wind farms. Those big trucks with the wind-

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

mill blades come through and slow everything down. Then we have pictures and measurements of the Pintail garbage trucks. They are longer than our medians, or cross-overs, are wide. When they do their turn-around headed back to Houston the trucks would be hanging over one foot into traffic on both sides of the highway. And they propose to have 50 trucks running daily. Brune: This isnt a landfill that fills in old gravel pit holes? Tatum: No they would dig down, fill in the garbage and cover it with the dirt they dug up. The mounds are designed to be 180 feet higher than the current elevation. Brune: You said there are two natural springs. Those would obviously be lost, but how do they propose to protect groundwater? Tatum: They would use a plastic liner that has been unsuccessful in several Pintail locations in Alabama and Georgia. Of course, this is not just a Waller County issue it also implicates Harris County because the surface water flows into Clear Creek and the Brazos. Now, youre talking about water that is municipal, agricultural, and used by wildlife. Were talking about human consumption and animal consumption. Then, we have a team of 50 landowners and concerned citizens that are looking at tax records. If this landfill goes in our property values will drop 50 percent. Brune: Property values will diminish eroding the tax base. Tatum: Absolutely! Hempstead took a pounding when Lawrence Marshal went out of business. We lost 300 jobs in a town of 3,000 people. Putting a landfill on top of that loss will make Hempstead a virtual ghost town. Brune: Did you get help from the comptrollers of-


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Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Texas State hangs tough versus #18 La. Tech

Cannon Special Correspondent

SAN MARCOS The Texas State football team had one of its best offensive performances of the year, before coming up just short in a shootout with No. 18 La. Tech, 62-55, Saturday at Bobcat Stadium. Marcus Curry led the way for the Bobcats with three touchdowns on the day. The Bulldogs were the first ranked team to visit Bobcat Stadium. The first half was backand-forth between the Bobcats and high-powered Bulldogs. Texas State got off to a good start, taking the opening drive right down the field, covering 75 yards in 10 plays, capped by a 12-yard option down the right sideline as Shaun Rutherford gave it to Terrence Franks, who ran it in for his second touchdown of the year. Following a quick fiveplay drive by La. Tech which resulted in a touchdown, Curry broke the 7-7 tie on the ensuing drive. He

ran the ball straight up the middle for 55 yards to pay dirt for his eighth TD of the year. Jaifus Gaines helped the offense out on special teams, returning a kickoff as a result of a La. Tech touchdown, down to the Bulldog 35. It took Texas State just four plays to get back into the end zone, ending in a Bradley Miller 19-yard touchdown reception from Rutherford. Through the first 16 minutes of play, encompassing four drives, the Bobcats accumulated 197 yards of offense. Louisiana Tech took its first lead of the day with 7:19 to go in the second quarter. On a 4th-andgoal from the 1-yard line, Kenneth Dixon plunged straight ahead and at first glance appeared not to get in. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, the official review ruled that he broke the goal line for a 28-21 lead. One of the highlights of the night came on Texas States next drive when former quarterback turned

wide receiver Tim Hawkins took a pitch from Rutherford and launched a 47yard pass to Curry for the Bobcats fourth touchdown of the night. It briefly tied the game at 34-34 before the Bulldogs scored right before the half to take a 4134 lead. The fireworks continued in the second half for the Bobcats when Franks set a season-high with his second rushing touchdown of the day. He took an option pitch down the left sideline and raced 22 yards to cut the lead to 48-41. It became a tie game on the first play of the fourth quarter, when Miller caught his second TD pass of the day from 12 yards out, making it 48-48. Unfortunately for the Bobcats thats as close as they would get, with the Bulldogs scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns to go ahead 62-48. The Bobcats made one last attempt to tie the game up, scoring with 1:07 to go BOBCATS, Page C8

The Bobcat offense lines up to run a play during Saturdays game against #18 Louisiana Tech. Texas State gave their highly-regarded visitors all they wanted and nearly pulled off an upset. (Photo by Ron Oswalt)

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latek jumper off the pass from Kelsey Hardy. Victoria West then went on a 9-2 run with the Lady Apaches getting a free throw a piece from Taylor West and Jade McCook. A Hardy bucket brought Gonzales within 16-6 later in the period and the Lady Warriors ended the quarter on a 5-0 run. Victoria West used an 8-1 run early in the second for a 29-7 lead. A couple of Hardy free

throws and basket by Kelsey Pippin brought Gonzales to within 3512. Victoria West got a free throw from Dlouky and a Treka Franklin layup to end the second quarter ahead 38-14. The Lady Apaches got a bucket from Hardy to conclude their first-half scoring. To start the third frame, Victoria West used an 12-3 run. The Lady Apaches got a basket from Tamica White before the Lady

Warriors scored eight straight points, getting a jumper and threepoint play from Franklin. Victoria West led 56-20 to head into the final frame and outscored Gonzales 14-6 with four points from Hardy to lead the Lady Apaches. For Gonzales, McCook had three steals and five rebounds while Malatek chipped in five rebounds. The Gonzales junior varsity fell to Victoria West, 58-24. Game Summary Victoria West 70, Gonzales 26 VW 21 17 18 14-70 G 6 8 6 6- 26 Victoria West: Mercedes Ellison 8 5-7 21, Lauren Rodriguez 5 1-2 13, Treka Franklin 5 1-1 11, Tiana Davilla 3 2-4 8, Allyson Dlouky 2 1-2 6, Olivia Hernandez 3 0-0 6, Silvey Estrada 1 1-2 3, Kynsey Clark 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 11-18 70 Gonzales: Kelsey Hardy 5 3-4 13, Tamica White 1 1-2 3, Renee Camarillo 1 1-3 3, Ashley Malatek 1 0-0 2, Taylor West 0 2-4 2, Kelsey Pippin 1 0-3 2, Jade McCook 0 1-4 1. Totals 9 8-20 26.


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STATE XC: Moultons Reyes brings home the silver

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47 points, defeating second-place Salado (69 points) by 22 points. Jose Campos finished with a time of 16 minutes, 25.85 seconds for sixth place; Ryan Flores came across the line in 16:40.57 for 10th place; Danny Castillo was clocked at 16:54.97 for 14th; Brian Guerrero came in with a time of 17:05.37 for 18th; Will Frazier was done in 17:41.12 for 29th and Fabian Guerrero was in at 17:58.62 for 39th. Alex Reyes led Moulton with a second-place finish, with Dallas Rushing of Axtell taking home the gold for the Class 1A boys. The race itself was not all that bad, Reyes said. I was able to keep my pace until Dallas kicked in near the end. I tried to stay on him as much as I could. Reyes finished the 5K in 16:55.40 as Rushing edged him for state champion by 15 seconds. Moulton as a team came in sixth place and recorded 155 points. Dennis Lopez finished in 18:14.95 for 33rd; Mario Pinedo was clocked at 18:32.58, placing 46th; Holden Jahn was done in 19:40.85 for 75th; Dallas Rothbauer was clocked at 19:49.89 for 80th; Justin Holcomb came in 20:42.84 for 95th and Cameron Jaluka crossed the finish line at the 22:06.55 for 105th. The Luling Lady Eagles came in 10th as team and had Kristaly Munoz as the state runner-up as she finished with a time of 11:54.63. The race was windy but you still had to go out and run, she said. I went all out but first place (Crawfords Annie Dunlap) happened to do a little better. Carley Glass had a top 10 finish as she was ninth with a time of 12:27.63; Shelby Drabek was 91st with 14:31.23; Meaghan Richardson came in 95th in 14:35.50; Maria Castillo was No. 102 in 15:13.13; Sydney Neumann was No. 104 in 15:18.69 and Larissa Carmon was No. 107 in 15:28.25. Several area runners competed at the UIL State Cross Country Championships last Saturday. They included (clockwise from top) Kristaly

Munoz of Luling, who won the silver medal in the Class 2A girls meet; Alex Reyes of Moulton; Lulings Jose Campos; Brian Guerrero of Luling; Reys with his silver medal from the Class 1A boys meet; and Moultons Holden Jahn . (Photos by Mark Lube)

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to cut the game to seven. Texas State attempted an onside kick but it was recovered by La. Tech, to seal the 62-55 final. Next up for the Bobcats will be a two-game road trip, beginning with Navy Saturday, Nov. 17 in Annapolis. The game will be

televised on CBS College Sports at 2:30 p.m.

Game Summary LT 14 27 7 1462 TS 14 20 7 1455 Scoring Summary TS - T. Franks 11 run (Will Johnson kick), 12:07, 1st LT - R.P. Stuart 4 pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick), 8:21, 1st TS - Marcus Curry 55 run (Johnson kick), 6:27, 1st

LT - Kenneth Dixon 14 pass from Cameron (Nelson kick), 1:10, 1st TS - Bradley Miller 19 pass from Shawn Rutherford (Johnson kick), 13:51, 2nd LT - Dixon 4 run (Nelson kick), 11:04, 2nd LT - Dixon 1 run (Nelson kick), 7:19, 2nd TS - Curry 47 pass from Tim Hawkins (kick blocked), 5:28, 2nd LT - Dixon 13 run (kick failed), 2:38, 2nd TS - Curry 5 run (Johnson

kick), 0:48, 2nd LT - D.J. Banks 49 pass from Cameron (Nelson kick), 0:23, 2nd LT - Dixon 16 run (Nelson kick), 11:17, 3rd TS - Franks 22 run (Johnson kick), 3:11, 3rd TS - Miller 12 pass from Rutherford (Johnson kick), 14:55, 4th LT - Ray Holley 6 run (Nelson kick), 12:51, 4th LT - Cameron 2 run (Nelson kick), 3:23, 4th TS - Rutherford 1 run (Johnson kick), 1:07, 4th

Team Stats LT TS First Downs 38 31 Rushes-Yds 55-283 39-296 Passing Yards 344 281 Passes 32-46-0 22-38-0 Punts-Avg 4-43.2 5-44.4 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yds 5-61 13-125 Individual Statistics RUSHING La. Tech: Ray Holley 27-145, Kenneth Dixon 21-146, Colby Cameron 3-5, Hunter Lee 1-3. Texas State: Marcus Curry 13-134, Shawn Rutherford 20-103, T. Franks 4-38, Tim

Hawkins 2-34. PASSING La. Tech: Cameron 31-45-337, Ryan Allen 1-1-7. Texas State: Rutherford 21-37-234, Hawkins 1-1-47. RECEIVING La. Tech: Quinton Patton 8-86, Myles White 7-53, D.J. Banks 5-96, Lee 3-55. Texas State: Bradley Miller 5-65, Chase Harper 4-61, Andy Erickson 3-25, Isaiah Battle 3-15.