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Council passes resolution affirming support for Second Amendment rights
By DAVE MUNDY
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Gonzales to D.C.: ‘Come and Take It’
In 1835, Santa Anna moved to disarm Texans for opposing his policies. At the little town of Gonzales, a small band of men sent him a message: “Come and Take It!” A similar message is now on its way to Washington. Gonzales City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms and stating in no uncertain language that any of the proposed restrictions, even if passed by Congress, will be null and void in the city limits. “In recent months the U.S. has experienced tragic incidents where suspects with firearms inflicted death and injury upon both children and adults,” City Manager Allen Barnes said in his briefing for the Council. “The visceral reaction to these incidents has been to call for limits upon the individual right to keep and bear specific arms which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Congress is currently considering legislation that would not only restrict the right of one to own particular weapons, but may require the surrender or seizure of

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weapons from individuals. “Should the U.S. approve these gun control measures the City of Gonzales will find itself in a situation very similar to the situation it was in during the fall of 1835,” Barnes added. “While the political circumstances are somewhat different, the subject matter is very similar. And we all know the immortal ‘Come and Take It’ was our COUNCIL, Page A11

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Gonzales Co. wells lead surge in Eagle Ford
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The driver of an 18-wheeler carrying crude oil died Wednesday morning when his truck flipped on a rain-slicked section of U.S. Highway 90A at FM 2091 (Greenwood Hills Road) and burst into towering flames. Officials were witholding the man’s identity pending notification of next of kin. The accident took place at Flames boil into the air at the scene of an 18-wheeler accident Wednesday on U.S. Highway 90A at FM 2091. about 10:30 a.m. The truck, A reader in the area at the time of the accident provided this dramatic photo. (Courtesy photo) ACCIDENT, Page A11

Drillers, led by EOG Resources, increased production in the Eagle Ford shale formation by 68 percent in December compared with the same period a year earlier, the Texas Railroad Commission said

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this week — and EOG is reporting particularly outstanding results from its Gonzales County wells. The nine geographic fields that make up the majority of the play yielded 384,964 barrels of crude a day, according to preliminary research released Monday by the Texas Railroad Commission. That

number is up from November’s initial reported total of 358,826 barrels. In December 2011, the fields yielded 229,269 barrels a day. Railroad Commission production totals typically increase as the state receives revised, corrected or late reports. For example, No-

vember production was increased to 393,981 barrels a day in this month’s report. Growing production out of Eagle Ford is leading the economic surge in Texas. The state produced 2.14 million barrels a day in October, the highest monthly level since EAGLE FORD, Page A11

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An act of kindness by a Good Samaritan leads to his abduction and kidnapping by three wanted criminals on the run, who hold him hostage for over 40 hours on a horrific cross country trek. No, this is not the plot of the latest Hollywood thriller. It actually happened to a local man over 40 years ago. On Sunday, September 17, 1972, Paul Quintero Jr. of Waelder was his way to the Cistern Picnic to enjoy an afternoon of fried chicken and sausage. Just a sophmore at Waelder High School, Quintero had celebrated his 16th birthday just five days previous. “I had just gotten my driver’s license, so my parents trusted me to go by myself in the car over to the picnic,” recalled Quin-

tero. Quintero stayed at the event until about 2 p.m., when returned home to get prepared for a dance later that evening. He stopped at DuBose’s on Highway 97 to buy something to drink when he was approached by three strangers. “A small red Chevy Vega drove up,” Quintero said. “Inside the vehicle were two men and a woman. They were looking for a mechanic to check out their car because it was running hot.” There was no mechanic at that particular station so Quintero towed their car to the Enco station on the corner of Hwy 97 and Highway 90. Someone at the station told them the car could not be checked out until Monday morning. Since their vehicle was disabled, the trio asked Quintero if he would give them a lift to a motel. He informed them that there was a small one in town or he could take them to one in Flatonia, 12 miles east of Waelder. QUINTERO, Page A12

Paul Quintero, Jr. was abducted at gunpoint from his hometown of Waelder 40 years ago when he was a teenager. The ordeal lasted over 48 hours before it came to an end in Arizona. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

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On this day in 1896, colorful lawman Roy Bean staged a heavyweight championship fight on a sandbar just below Langtry, on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. Bean, known as the“Law West of the Pecos,”was appointed justice of the peace for Pecos County in 1882. He settled at Eagle’s Nest Springs, which acquired a post office and a new name, Langtry, in honor of the English actress Lillie Langtry, whom Bean greatly admired. Bean soon became known as an eccentric and original interpreter of the law. He intimidated and cheated people, but he never hanged anybody. He reached his peak of notoriety with his staging of the match between Peter Maher of Ireland and Bob Fitzsimmons of Australia. The fight was opposed by civic and religious leaders such as Baptist missionary Leander Millican, and both the Mexican and the U.S. governments had prohibited it. Bean arranged to hold it on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, knowing the Mexican authorities could not conveniently reach the site, and that Woodford H. Mabry’s Texas Rangers would have no jurisdiction. The spectators arrived aboard a chartered train; after a profitable delay contrived by Bean, the crowd witnessed Fitzsimmons’s defeat of Maher in less than two minutes. Among the spectators was another somewhat disreputable lawman and boxing promoter, Bartholomew “Bat” Masterson.

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Accident leaves part of Gonzales in dark
By CEDRIC IGLEHART
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Feb. 21, 1896

A two-vehicle collision left portions of Gonzales in the dark last Friday night. According to a preliminary report from the Gonzales Police Department, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Robertson Street and Sarah DeWitt Drive on February 15 at approximately 8:20 p.m. in reference to an accident. At the scene, officers discovered a 2003 GMC sport utility vehicle laying on its side in the parking lot of Tractor Supply after it apparently smashed into a utility pole. According to the report, the vehicle was traveling westbound in the right lane when it was clipped from behind by a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup driven

by Austin Lane Mays, 19 of Hawkins. Two passengers in the SUV were severely injured and transported to the hospital. According to the report, witnessess at the scene said Mays was driving behind the other vehicle at a high rate of speed. He ran into the rear of the vehicle and it flew a couple of feet in the air before crashing into the pole, breaking it in three places. The power was turned off on multiple stop lights in the area and left surrounding businesses and residents without lights for about two hours. GVEC was contacted to repair the damage and the pole was subsequently replaced. The investigation is still ongoing.

Gonzales Police Report
Here is the Gonzales Police Department Report for the period of Feb. 11-16: Feb. 11 Reported Theft At 400 Blk College St. Feb. 12 Alexanderia Ramirez Falcon, 19 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana and Micah Duane Franklin, 18 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana At 1300 Blk Robertson St. 14-Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 400 Blk College St. Feb. 13 10-Year Old Male Detained And Charged With Carrying Prohibited Weapon ( Butterfly Knife) On School Premises At 1600 Blk St. Andrew St. Juvenile Later Released To Parents. John Abel Stovall, 29 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At College And Sarah Dewitt Dr. 14-Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 400 Blk College St. Feb. 15 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Theft At Park Place. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 2000 Blk Hwy 183. Federico Reyes Jr, 26 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At 300 Blk Qualls St. Feb. 16 William Curtis Leal, 18 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana And Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 700 Blk Seydler St. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 700 Blk Seydler St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 2400 Blk Church St.

A two-vehicle accident last Friday in Gonzales left two people injured. One of the vehicles smashed into a utility pole, breaking it in three places. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart)

Gonzales Co. Sheriff’s Office Report
Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Report for Feb. 10-16: 02/10/13 Huser, James Aaron, 10/1979, Hallettsville. Commitment/Sentence – Assault causes Bodily Injury Family Violence. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Rhoades, Patricia Ann Smith, 05/1978, Gonzales. Local Warrant – Traffic Violation. Requires $205.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant – Class C Misdemeanor. Requires $230.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. 02/11/13 Pacatte, Stephen Michael, 08/1981. Gonzales. Austin Parole Warrant – Unlawful Possession Firearm by Felon. Remains in Custody. Wagner, Shaw Wendel, 02/1986, Austin. Commitment/Sentence – Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1 >1G <4G. Remains in Custody. 02/12/13 Sealy, Nancy Ellen, 04/1972, Justin. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Released on a $5,000 Bond. Ford, David William, 04/1985, San Antonio. Violation of Protective Order – Bias/Prejudice. Released on $1,500 Bond. 02/14/13 Russell, John David, 04/1983, Gonzales. Local Warrant – MFAG/Burglary of a Habitation. Requires $50,000 Bond. Local Warrant – MFAG/Burglary of a Habitation. Requires $50,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Churan, Lauren Nichole, 08/1987, Angleton. Commitment/Sentence – Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Commitment/Sentence – Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Remains in Custody. 02/15/13 Zahn, Shawna Chere, 06/1973, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Driving while License Invalid with Previous Conviction/Suspension without Financial Responsibility. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Wyatt, Ralph Sloan, 06/1983, Seguin. Commitment/ Sentence – Burglary of a Building. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Tovar, Randy, Sr., 08/1976, Waelder. Public Intoxication. Released on Order to Appear. Gonzales, John Valentin, Sr., 09/1968, Seguin. Local Warrant – Criminal Nonsupport. Remains in Custody. Morales, Julio Cesar, 10/1981, San Antonio. Local Warrant – Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 <1G. Requires $50,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Rivera, Fernando Felix, 08/1988, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 >4G <200G. Released – Weekender/Work Release. 02/16/13 Hernandez, Mario Arturo, 10/1982, Waelder. Commitment/Sentence – Assault causes Bodily Injury. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Carrillo, Daniel, 10/1991, Waelder. Commitment/ Sentence – Evading Arrest/Detention with Vehicle. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Miller-Mecina, Antoni, 08/1992, Colonial Liberte, MM. Criminal Trespass. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Zuviate-Estrada, Felipe Armando, 08/1980, Vista Hermosa, MM. Criminal Trespass. Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processing’s: GCSO 18 DPS 05 GPD 07 WPD 01 NPD 02 Constable 02 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 35

Judge re-sets Banda case
By CEDRIC IGLEHART
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The case of a local man was reset Tuesday in the 25th Judicial District Court in Gonzales. Mario Banda, 32, is facing two felony charges including possession of a controlled substance, but his cause was set off due to a development in his drug case. “How the District Attorney is going to handle the case is going to be contingent upon one of the codefendants,” said Banda’s attorney Lowell Kendall. “This defendant is supposed to provide some information that may help us. Obviously I can’t speak for the DA, but I’m hopeful

that information will exonerate Mario.” Kendall, who did not name said defendant, did say the man is scheduled to be sentenced this spring. Judge William (Bill) Old III reset Banda for April 17. Kendall said if this recent development doesn’t pan out as he expects, he is prepared to take the case to trial. Kendall added that Banda’s other charge, deadly conduct, is scheduled to be resolved in another fashion. “The deadly conduct case is going to be handled differently from the drug case because there’s really no connection between the two,” he explained. Before Banda was allowed to leave court on

Tuesday, he was arrested due to a warrant for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. As of press time, The Cannon could not determine whether Banda made bond on that charge. Banda was indicted on July 11, 2012 for one count of deadly conduct for allegedly discharging a firearm while driving at a person in another vehicle, which also contained a child. A charge of endangering a child was initially filed last May 13, but was subsequently dropped. Banda was jailed on May 24 and held in lieu of a $150,000 bond. He was released after a hearing was held last September and Judge Dwight Peschel reduced the bond to $30,000.

Yoakum Police Report
Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report for Feb. 11-17: 02/11/13 Case #13-054, Violate City Ordinance, 502 Fink; Disposition, Court Citation. Case #13-055, Criminal Mischief-B, 111 Cross; Disposition, Investigation. 02/12/13 Case #13-056, Theft-C, Juvenile Male, 11, Yoakum, 705 Lavaca; Offense, Theft-C; Disposition, Rel/Parent.; Juvenile Male, 14, Yoakum, 705 Lavaca; Offense, Theft-C; Disposition, Rel/Parent.; Juvenile Male, 10, Yoakum, 705 Lavaca; Offense, Theft-C; Disposition, Rel/Parent. Case #13-057, Theft-C, 205 Schrimscher; Disposition, Investigation. Case #13-058, Fraud, 1000 Airport; Disposition, Investigation. 02/13/13 Case #13-059, Assault-A, 708 Simpson; Disposition, Investigation. 02/15/13 Case #177457, Warrant Arrest, Moranay, Micah, 23, Yoakum, Elvin @ W. Grand; Disposition, Trans/DCSO. Case #177459, Gonzales, Ruben, 51, Yoakum, 208 E. Gonzales; Offense, Warrant Arrest; Disposition, Trans/DCSO. 02/16/13 Case #177474, Juvenile Male, 15, Yoakum, 105 Huck; Offense, Contempt Court/Order; Disposition, Rel/Guardian. 02/17/13 Case #13-061, Fail to Identify, 710 Baldwin; Disposition, Investigation. Case #13-062, Burglary-Residence, 900 Old Shiner; Disposition, Investigation. Case #177479, Schorre, Miranda, 28, Yoakum, 710 Baldwin; Offense, Warrant Arrest; Disposition, Trans/ LCSO.

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Canine Unit conducted a traffic stop on IH-10. After further investigation several criminal indicators were observed and consent to search the vehicle was permitted by the driver. While searching the vehicle approximately 42 pounds of marihuana was located in the spare tire of the vehicle. Paul Ortiz 21 and Robert Garza 45 both from McAllen were arrested and taken to the Fayette County jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

New ‘Come and Take It’ song helps benefit Fisher House
By DAVE MUNDY
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Gonzales’ “Come and Take It” spirit has proven the inspiration for other song which is rapidly going viral. Pat Keating, a New Orleans native who moved to the Texas Hill country a few years ago, has released the song “Come and Take It” off his self-produced Gringeaux album. All proceeds from sales of the album go to benefit the Fisher House at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Keating, a longtime petrochemical industry executive, describes himself as a semi-professional musician who simply enjoys playing music.

“I grew up in New Orleans and I always enjoyed visiting my cousins, who lived out in Chalmette (site of the Battle of New orleans,” he said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “I was always something of a history buff, especially stories about protecting freedom, the American revolution, that time period. “I was particularly interested in the Texas revolution,” Keating said. “We

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lived in Houston for several years and then we decided to move to the Hill Country, and one day while I was driving between Houston and Fredericksburg I saw this big billboard on the highway advertising the Come and Take It festival.” Keating said when he got home, he hunted down information about Gonzales and the Gonzales Cannon. “I was blown away by the audacity of those guys,” he said. “I learned about the Gonzales men that went to the aid of the Alamo. “So I turned off the computer, picked up my guitar, and about 45 minutes later the song was written,” he said. The farm Keating had purchased actually included an old recording studio. He said he and several friends fixed the studio up, bought new equipment and eventually teamed together to record Gringeaux, which was released last Dec. 2. The album includes a number of tunes about “growing up along the Texas-Louisiana coast,” Keating said, including a cover of the classic Battle of New Orleans. All proceeds from sales of the album — currently available at Amazon.com ($8.99) and CDBaby.com — are being donated to Fisher House, where wounded veterans re-adjust to life during their rehabilitation. “We’ll be sending our first check this week for $3,800,” he said. “I’m pretty excited about it.” Keating plans to visit Gonzales next week and hopes to make additional copies of his CD available for sale at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce office.

Get your bib on! This year’s Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown cookoff will feature a Crawfish Boil catered by Louisiana Wild, available by the pound. (Courtesy Photo)

Annual Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown coming up in Luling March 9
LULING — Are you ready to go Cajun? The Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown is coming up in Luling March 8-9, and this year’s event will feature an authentic Crawfish Boil as well as tons of great music from the Bayou Country. Louisiana Wild will be making their appearance as the Throwdown’s official Crawfish boil caterer. You will be able to purchase plates of crawfish, taters and corn by the pound. Louisiana Wild is the largest crawfish caterer in central Texas. In addition to the great catered food, the Cajun Throwdown Cookoff will attract Cajun chefs from across the state and Louisiana in several categories on Saturday, March 9. Rita Ballou from US105 and Luling’s own Eric Lugo will be the official emcees of this year’s event Check out Rita’s show weekdays from 10-2 at http://myus105. com/. Rita Ballou took the Texas/Red Dirt Music Scene by storm in February 2010 with her controversial website rawhideandvelvet.com. Rita has been described as the “Perez Hilton of Texas Country music” and love her or hate her, she is always entertaining. Rita delivers a snarky, but fresh look on country music, celebrities, reality television and all things pop culture. The rawhideandvelvet website is

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Rita Ballou now not only considered a guilty pleasure mustread for over 60,000 music fans a month, but one of the most respected sources for Texas/Red Dirt information in the genre. Rita is still new to radio, but her satirical essays can be found in Lone Star Music Magazine and her “Rita Rendezvous” columns are featured each month in Best in Texas Magazine. The music lineup will feature three of the best Cajun/Zydeco bands around: Whiskey Sin, Cher La-Bas and Dr. Zog. Whiskey Sin was formed for the love of music. With many years’ experience between the members of the band, it is definitely something you will not regret or forget. Whiskey Sin delivers an electric mix of Country and Southern Rock, as well as original music to covers that you can tap your foot to. Whiskey Sin will take the stage Friday evening from 7-11 p.m. to provide entertainment as cooks arrive and setup

for dessert entries. Cher La-Bas (Shah Lah Bah, phonetically; My Baby’s Over There, in English) is a full-fledged, authentic, dance-style, Louisiana-inspired Cajun band from San Antonio and plays for many Cajun Festivals and Events, and always ready for a good time! Playing a driving Cajun rhythm, with Chanky Chank Cajun accordion, fiddle, bass guitar, drum, rhythm guitar, rubboard, and Cajun French vocals while throwing in a little Old-Time Texas Country and 50’s- 60’s Swamp Pop keeps folks up and dancing and drinking for the entire evening. Cher La-Bas will take the stage Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dr. Zog was born and raised in Port Arthur, a musically cultural town on the border of Louisiana and Texas and a hotbed of good times zydeco music. Zog took his swampadelic style of music to Austin, Tx. in 1989 and began performing at the roadhouses and festivals of Central Texas. He has a deep fried understanding of roots music and plays music to funkify the good folks with fun, upbeat music with a positive message. Put on your alligator shoes and crawfish shuffle to our funky zydeco grooves. Dr. Zog will take the stage Saturday from 3-7 p.m.

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Sorry, California: we didn’t mean to let our Democrats out
Dear California: I’d like to apologize. We didn’t mean to let our Democrats escape off their Austin reservation. It’s frightfully embarrassing. Californians were visited a couple of weeks back by Texas Gov. Rick Perry touting the Texas business climate and why it makes sense to move from the over-regulated Left Coast to the business-friendly Lone Star State. Now they’re also being visited by advertising from the misnomered Lone Star Project, a Democrat group which is telling them we Texans are sorry for letting “Gov. Oops” loose. The piece concludes with a male Texas drawl telling Californians, “Come to Texas, you’ll love it just like we do....but don’t count on Rick Perry’s promises, we sure don’t.” Seems the Lone Star Project believes Perry’s wooing of Californians wasn’t about Texas, it was designed to begin building a base for another presidential run

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and he was “really doing nothing to advance the interests of Texans,” according to a report on Houston radio station KTRH. It’s become a favored tactic of the far, far Left here: attack everything done by conservatives, especially when it’s something constructive that makes sense. Poke fun at it, laugh at it, say the most hateful things about the individuals involved, and strut off with your nose in the air like you’ve just delivered the Sermon on the Mount. It’s a clever strategy designed to appeal to the lowest common

Universal Pre-K: the state taking kids from parents
The battle against publicly funded prekinder education that was fought in San Antonio last November 2012 has been elevated to the national level. In his State of the Union address, President Obama stated: “Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road. ... And for poor kids who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shadow them for the rest of their lives. ... Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than $7 later on -- by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime.” Liberals are pushing the idea of Pre-K programs as means to help low-income, at-risk students get a “head start.” I recently participated on a panel discussion on Multi-Cultural Education at Palo Alto College, and three panel members argued that the child should be entrusted to the state because the state could do a better job teaching the child than parents. The fact is that dozens of studies have shown Head Start graduates are more likely to complete high school than their at-risk peers who don’t participate in the program. However, a study last year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that found big vocabulary and social development gains for at-risk students in pre-kindergarten programs, also found those effects largely faded by the time pupils reached third grade. The report didn’t explain why the kids saw a drop-off in performance or predict how they would fare as they aged. Beyond the issue of academic performance, is the question of social values that Pre-K children will be learning. Publically funded education is “politically correct” education. This means there will be little or no mention of Judeo-Christian ethics and values.

denominator — the uneducated government-handout junkies who deliver national elections to the Democrats while electing bigots and racists like Sheila Jackson Lee and Julian Castro. It’s classic Molly Ivins tactics — but the unfortunate fact is the overwhelming majority of Texas Leftists are pointedly not Molly Ivins. Molly, at least, was funny. The white liberal elitists who run the Texas Democratic Party have been telling themselves they’re so much smarter than the rest of us for so long now they’ve begun to believe their own lies. They truly believe that anyone opposed to their agenda is a firebreathing, Bible-thumping cretin with a single-digit IQ — when in fact it’s their supporters who tend to mentally struggle when confronted by evidence contrary to the official position of The Party. There are a lot of us Texans who are not especially enamored of Rick Perry — a case in point

would be his stubborn adherence to giving foreign companies contracts to build highways to help move illegal aliens through Texas to Michigan — but neither do we view the man as a knuckle-dragging moron. Agree with him or not, he’s been legitimately elected to the Governor’s mansion more times than anyone else; I’ll give the man credit for smarts, at least. In the case of Perry’s recent visit to California — as well as a similar effort by Attorney General Greg Abbott in New York recently — I’ll say, “Well played, y’all!” Texas has become the economic powerhouse it has become because we do not try to micromanage everything here, and whether you agree with all their views or not, Perry and Abbott have been unswerving in their promotion of this state’s economic well-being. The curious fact is that those mental giants among Texas Democrats didn’t even come up with

hate politics on their own. They adapted the method used in the 1990s by a gentleman named Karl Rove to seat George Bush in both Austin and Washington. The difference, of course, is that Rove used the tactic against his own party. You’ll recall the smear campaign he waged against a conservative State Board of Education which dared to question the accountability system that Rove and Bush’s puppet-masters were hell-bent on imposing, against the better judgement of those who actually knew what was going on in public education. We’re seeing the culmination of that fiasco these days, when high school honor graduates have to take remedial courses in math and science before they can even attempt college-level work. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had politicians who respected us enough to simply present the facts and do what is right, without the need to one-up each other?

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The Obama White House is to be congratulated. It has executed one of the most effective stonewalls in recent memory over the Benghazi attack last Sept. 11 that killed our ambassador to Libya and three others. Its handling of the aftermath of the debacle is a model example of the power of obfuscation and delay. Future highranking officials please take note: This is how it is done. All the smart PR gurus say it is best to release bad news as soon as possible “to get ahead of the story.” The Obama White House wasn’t foolish enough to follow this hackneyed advice. It advanced laughably implausible explanations for the attack from the first and has refused to provide a full accounting of its handling of it to this day. The imperative for the White House was, first, to try to deny that the assault was a coordinated terrorist attack lest that undermine its anti-terror credentials and, second, to push further consideration of the matter past the November election. After that, there would be, by definition, no electoral consequences from more fallout. So the Accountability Review Board report from the State Department was scheduled to hit ... in December. When asked about Benghazi during the campaign, the president could aver, “Nobody wants to find out more what happened George Rodriguez is president of the than I do.” Of course, President Barack Obama always South Texas Alliance for Progress, and can knew what he did or did not do during the be followed on Facebook at “El Conservacourse of the eight-hour attack that started at dor”. the consulate and continued at a safe house. If he had covered himself in glory, surely he or someone close to him would have let reporters know. Instead, nothing. Time passed, and he won BOARD OF DIRECTORS re-election. When Congress got around to its Billy Bob Low • Chairman Benghazi hearings, “Benghazi” had become a Randy Robinson, Vice Chairman Myrna McLeroy watchword for right-wing obsessiveness and Mary Lou Philippus, Secretary Alice Hermann lack of perspective. Polite commentators could Dave Mundy - Editor & Dorothy Gast - Business Manager barely suppress a snicker when uttering the

This means history will be taught with a universal and global approach, rather than with a national American-centered view. This means that the Pre-K students will have the same quality of education which we are trying to figure out how to fix. It is not bad enough that public school proponents refuse to admit their liberal approach to education has failed, they now want to drag 4- and 5-year-olds into the quagmire. The responsibility for a child’s education begins and ends with the parents. If the parents value education, the child will value learning. However, the state cannot and must not replace the parents. The state cannot and must not establish the agenda or curriculum for a child. Dictatorships have always held control by seizing the minds of children through education, and by taking the responsibility for learning away from parents. Obama and his liberal supporters are following the same path. The battle against Mayor Julian Castro’s “Pre-K for SA” was lost last November, and now we face “Pre-K for USA.” Parents must keep their freedom, and have the choice of how to educate their children.

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word. The other week, outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta revealed under questioning that after a previously scheduled meeting with the president at the White House at 5 p.m. at the outset of the attacks, he had no other communication from the president or anyone else at the White House the rest of the night. Neither, according to his own testimony, did Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey. This raises the question of what President Obama was doing during the long hours of an attack that killed a U.S. ambassador for the first time since 1979. Or it should raise the question. The press isn’t much interested in asking it. Given the opportunity to query the president directly in his joint interview with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” stuck to more pressing matters, like any sense of guilt Clinton might feel about not preventing the attacks. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina vows to hold up Obama administration nominees until he gets answers. His determination is admirable, but by now, no one really cares. The stonewall worked, alas. Benghazi was a fiasco. The handling of its aftermath by President Obama and his team was brilliant. I guess that’s why they call him the commander in chief. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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Great leader? That’s a good one!
Dear Editor, I am beginning to wonder if Ken Mosher II is serious about the letters he writes to the editor of the other paper, or if he’s trying to be funny! He could certainly have a career as a stand-up comic. Barack Hussein Obama, a great leader? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. After LOL, ROFLMAO, ribs hurting because I could not catch my breath for several minutes, I came to the conclusion that Mr. Mosher is delusional. I can’t stand it. A great leader. HAHAHAHA, LOL, ROFLMAO. Be serious, please, I beg you! Mike Ivey Gonzales being done and not exposed ‘til it’s too late and even then we’re not told. Unless there’s a leak from a conscientious soul. A game is being run on the American people, right under our noses. And think about this: the more on welfare, Social Security, etc., the more the pyramid grows, eventually gaining control of all, because we’re dependent on them. That my friends is when communism/ socialism walks in, no shots fired. So which do you choose? “1” for dump the debt of $16 trillion. They can’t eat us! War — we’re always in it for someone else. Cut government — too many chiefs! Back to basics! Keep it simple, Simon! This, we need. I’ve lived in the ‘Hood and every race can stake claim. Moms being abused, children’s needs ignored, have lots to tell. Information could help reform welfare. It won’t be easy, change never is. But the poor stick together better than the best ever did. Unite, conquer, overcome desolation. It’s a must if you want to live. Laura Maiorka Gonzales

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Texas Sportsman’s Walt Glasscock on conservation and preservation
This is an edited transcription of an interview from the “News from the Camphouse” on KULM 98.3 Brune: We’re welcoming everyone today and establishing a new concept in this program. From now on this show will be referred to as “The News from the Camphouse, the ListeningPost of the Texas Sportsman’s Association.” We’re not calling it the “Voice” of the organization. No, instead it is the “Listening-Post” where I can ask questions about water issues, private property rights, and wildlife conservation – and then pass along the information that we gather. So – Walt, you’re an executive member of the Texas Sportsman’s Association (TSA) and you’re also recently elected to the Texas Outdoor Partners (TOP) steering committee. This gives local members quite a presence in Austin during the legislative session. Please give us a brief history and run-down about TSA and TOP. Glasscock: The TSA has been around since 1990. I came on board in 1993. The big issue, at that time, was the shortage of buck deer. The TSA was the brainchild of Crockett Leyendecker. He was extremely instrumental in rounding up people of like passions. These folks preceded the wildlife co-op programs and we made many trips to Austin to visit with Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners and legislators. And we heard lots of promises but not much ever seemed to happen. During the process, around 2000,

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Looking Down from the Saddle
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Dear Editor, Enclosed is a check for a one-year subscription to your great newspaper, the Gonzales Cannon. A friend of ours told us about it and we find we really enjoy reading it, also! Keep up the great work and have a wonderful day. We will be looking forward to receiving the paper in the mail now. Mr. and Mrs. Andele Moulton

Government riding on Bi-Polar Express

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

Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter as sincere as can be. Put the toy soldiers away, Monopoly money has more value than our paychecks today. Our national credit rating has been stripped away. So screw the national debt, I’m IN — how about you? Citizens didn’t create it anyway. It can never be paid so dump it in the bay! What are they going to do, cut off our supplies? Probably the best thing for us (we would finally be on the same side). Or better yet, take us to war? There’s 19,000 nuclear missiles on this earth today. How many are ours? A straight answer, please! After the election everyone (was) happy, saying all of a sudden we are self-sufficient in oil, gas, coal? Then President unloads Fiscal Cliff as if the citizens have control. Our present government reminds me of a severe case of taking a ride on the BiPolar Express. I am Bi-Polar since 1991. I feel our President’s manic episodes are to toy with our minds, creating gossip — anger — among us, turning us against each other yet busy while ill-doings are

Dear Editor, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington will forever be remembered as two of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States. As we celebrate Presidents Day I believe it is important to reflect on the wisdom of these great leaders and their beliefs that became the cornerstone of our great Nation. The United States Constitution is our guiding document, one in which we must always be vigilant to protect. Our Founding Fathers knew all too well the danger in interpreting the Document in any way other than its original intent. As Americans we are a shining light and example to the world of freedom, hope and opportunity. With a limited government and strong Constitution the only limit is how big you can dream. I pledge to always stand up to threats to our liberty by an overreaching government and fight for the American dream so beautifully set forth for us by our Nation’s wise leaders: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General

Dear Editor, I read with great interest and concern your post on January 17, 2013, announcing the trial and conviction of six people accused of being members of a “cockfighting ring” and convicted on charges of cruelty to livestock animals. Your thorough and honest report is an account of the most unjust and misrepresentation of the facts in the Gonzales County’s 2nd 25th District Court I have ever read. The truth and facts were trashed! Here are the truth and facts for all concerned. Fact: A certified land patent number was legally obtained from the Texas General Land Office in Austin and an allodial title was issued by the church and properly filed by Mr. Victor Alaniz, thus establishing a Sovereign Nation. This notice was posted on the property. Fact: A Non-Statutory Abatement was issued by the church and served to the judge, district attorney, sheriff, et. al, in Gonzales County, the State of Texas and federal government in Washington, D.C. After 14 days and no response from any of the defendants, the Ecclesiastic Court issued a Default Notice and in accordance to the law. In the allotted time, a Default Judgment was issued. Fact: Neither the judge, district attorney, sheriff, et. al, can deny knowing the facts that lay before them pertaining to the

Cockfighting arrests were on ‘foreign soil’
property owned by Mr. Alaniz. Fact: The charges against Mr. Alaniz, et. al, stemmed from the events that took place on January 8, 2011, where a combined force of law enforcement officers consisting of the Gonzales County Sheriff ’s Office, the 25th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, members of the Guadalupe County Sheriff ’s Office and Constable Raleigh Measom. They became invaders of a sovereign nation owned by Mr. Alaniz and the Creator God. Fact: The members of the law enforcement actually cut a chain that held a lock on the gate entrance (against civil law). The law presented no search warrant at that time and did not present one until the accused were released from jail and their posting of bond the following day (violation of the constitution and civil law). Fact: Any action taken by the court pertaining to this matter was “trespass on case” (Short vs. Stotts/58 Indiana 29 - 1877) and they knew it from the Non-Statutory Abatement they were served as well as the “invasion of a sovereign nation” and “lack of jurisdiction” due to the recording of the allodial title upon the property. This matter had already been adjudicated! Fact: When the law breaks the law, there is no law except God’s Law! Apparently, none of this information was presented to the court and jury. Therefore, the jury was unaware of the

unlawful breaking and entering and the invasion of allodium held property by the officers; no search warrant being presented until the next day; not realizing the entrapment of the accused participants by the planned attendance at the event by Deputy Richter; that Deputy Richter was operating under the color of law on property that was outside his jurisdiction! (U.S. Codes: Title 18>Chapter 13>Sec. 241 and 242) It is sad that no mention of “The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act of 2006” signed into law by President George W. Bush was revealed to the court. Your reporting article emphasized that those arrested and convicted were members of a “cockfighting ring” and found guilty of cruelty to livestock animals. I know of no law that dictates when and how and for what purpose a person can harvest his property or the production thereof whether it be milk, eggs, grain and cotton crops, calves, sheep, goats or gamefowl. A gamefowl producer can only harvest his production by fighting and testing them to determine if they still show gameness. To own and show unproven gamefowl would be like showing a donkey wearing a cowhide. He isn’t what you say he is. Mabry Greenshaw Ford Greenshaw Memorial Foundation Crosbyton

we button-holed some of the commissioners and they took it to heart. In 2001, Nolan Ryan was a commissioner and he advocated the need to address the idea of antler restrictions. Colorado County was one of the first counties involved in the three-year antler restriction experiment and we began seeing improvements immediately. Then, about four or five years ago the Texas Outdoor Partners was formed. It’s a loose-knit coalition of wildlife conservation groups that are anxious to see the agenda of sportsmen in Texas moving forward. And if I may crow, the name for this coalition was my idea. TOP also incorporated a concept that was part of the TSA message which is: We’re interested in educating the public regarding the need for conservation, improvement of fish, game, other wildlife species, grasslands and forests. Then we added the all-inclusive phrase “and to safeguard the freedoms that enable these pursuits.” The last clause was added to the TOP purpose statement because we’re aware that there are people that would destroy the North American hunting heritage. The TOP consists of groups like the Houston Safari Club, Texas Association of Bass Clubs, the Wildlife Habitat Federation, Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries, Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Black Bass Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, Texas Trophy Hunters Association, Sensible Management of Aquatic Resources Team, Recreational Fishing Alliance, Texas Dog Hunters Association, Dallas Safari Club, Quail Coalition, Big Horn Society, Texas Hawking Association, and many more. There are probably more than 60 wildlife organizations that comprise the TOP. Brune: So, belonging to a conservation organization is one of the best efforts an individual can make towards being heard by legislators. When the TOP comes together, and signs on to an idea – that’s a strong voice representing a large portion of the population. Then, also realize that the legislative Sportsman’s Caucus

is the largest bi-partisan caucus in Texas. One of the good attributes of the TSA is that a person doesn’t need to be a landowner, but rather only care about our freedoms and be conservation-minded. Am I correct? Glasscock: Yes, and it’s interesting that in the past few years I’ve seen the occasional quasi-conservation group that wanted to join TOP and were rejected. Their mission statements weren’t in harmony with the hunting and fishing organizations that have financed Texas conservation. They were not pursuing what we perceived as the objectives of TOP. In recent years there have been bills that we wanted passed. And then there have been propositions that we had to fight through phone calls, emails, and trips to see our legislative representatives to tell them such propositions don’t serve our best interest as Texans. Recently, one of our steering committee members discussed the possibility of acquiring a lobbyist and we decided we could better represent our members ourselves. Brune: Yes, the TOP isn’t much more than an email network. But when representative members of TOP sign onto letters of support or rejection concerning particular issues – it becomes a significant voice for a lot of people. One example would be that we’ve been asked to approve the Texas Water Plan. Glasscock: Another issue that is high on the TOP list is the dedicated funds for Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW). We voted that more of the Fund 9 revenues be released for use by TPW. Fund 9 is the monies collected for hunting and fishing licenses and TPW permits. Even during the recession Fund 9 grew. We should also point out that TPW gets no funding from the state’s general fund. Fund 9 is the funding mechanism. And though the account grew, as much as $60 million is normally withheld in order to keep that money on the books and use those figures to balance the state budget. During the last session, TPW took hard cuts even though their funds were up. Our point is that when people believe that their license and permit fees are being used for a particular dedicated fund – that money should get used for that purpose. TPW should get the revenues that are legitimately theirs. We realize the state’s population is growing. We have concerns about other issues such as water. And the TSA and ultimately the TOP are good places for citizens to be involved.

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Icehouse Pottery celebrates third year as arts center
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LULING – Luling Icehouse Pottery will begin its third year of offering classes and workshops to adults and children this March 2013. The fall and spring classes for 2012 included Beginner’s Wheel Turning, Creative Handbuilding, Mosaics for the Home and Garden, a Kid’s Clay Camp in June for children ages 6-8 and for children ages 9-11, and a one day Pottery Boot Camp for adults this past December. Owners Charley and Holly Pritchard are thrilled with the response to the classes, and are excited about plans to continue and expand the curriculum with additional classes and workshops for 2013. Resident potter Charley Pritchard has been teaching the Beginner’s Wheel Turning class and the oneday Pottery Boot Camp for the past two years. Charley has a 20-year background in pottery making, which he began as the first apprentice to the internationally acclaimed potter WM Hewitt of Pittsboro, North Carolina. Hewitt has been featured in many national and international publications, and his works are now part of the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Chrysler Museum and many other renowned museums. Charley was WM Hewitt’s apprentice from 1994-1996, and

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Luling High School art teacher Luke Pruett shows off his expertise during a Kid’s Clay Camp. (Courtesy photo) the pottery Charley has cre- Washington, DC for several The children completed a ated at Luling Icehouse Pot- years. different work of art each tery since its grand opening Frank and his wife, Suzy, day, which was glazed in in the spring of 2000 reflects of Three Acre Woods Pot- colorful glazes and kilnhis background working at tery in Marion have been fired for the children to take Hewitt’s and later at many professional clay artisans home. of the well-known folk art in Texas for more than 30 Catherine has been a propotteries of North Carolina. years. Frank taught several fessional potter for over 30 The wheel turning class wheel turning classes and years, and an art teacher for focuses on traditions and a pottery boot camp at the more than 16 years. She has designs of functional pot- icehouse in 2012, and he taught adult and children’s tery making, with a unique looks forward to being a classes and workshops at perspective of historical part of the Luling Icehouse The Austin Museum of Art southeastern folk pottery. It Pottery Arts Center in 2013. at Laguna Gloria, Southwest is designed for beginners as Local potter/fine artist School of Art in San Antowell as continuing students. Catherine Sherwood is part nio, Wimberley Montessori In 2012, Luling Icehouse of the Icehouse Arts Cen- and Parkside Community Pottery welcomed potter ter staff, and for the past School in Austin. Frank Bird to its roster of two years has taught the “We are so fortunate to experienced clay instruc- Creative Handbuilding and have such a talented and tors. Frank graduated from Mosaics for the Home and experienced professional on the University of North Garden classes for adults. our staff,” stated Luling IceCarolina at Charlotte with a In June of 2012, Catherine house Pottery owner Holly BA in Fine Art and a BA in taught a one week Kid’s Clay Pritchard. “Catherine’s CreCeramics. He was an artist Camp for children ages 6-8. ative Handbuilding class in residence at the National Twelve children participat- for adults, a wonderful class Endowment for the Arts in ed in the week-long camp. which teaches students how

to make things with clay without the use of a potter’s wheel, has become so popular that students keep coming back to take it over and over again.” “I think these folks have bonded with each other in the class, which is a testament to what a community arts center can do to bring people together”. A second week of Kid’s Clay Camp for children ages 9-11 was offered at the pottery in June under the guidance of Luling High School art teacher Luke Pruett. Pruett was born in Plainview, and he graduated from Texas State University in 2009. He has a background in art ranging from fine art painting and drawing to clay and ceramics. He has participated in many solo and group painting and sculpture exhibitions.  “Luke loves working with kids” said Holly Pritchard, “The second week of Kid’s Clay Camp with ten older children and two assistants from the High School Art Club was such a big success that we’ve already had parents and grandparents ask us when the next kid’s class or workshop will be held. We’ve even had requests for pottery wheel lessons for children.” “We are molding the Luling Icehouse Pottery Arts Center to meet the needs of the community, and we welcome feedback and suggestions from our many students and parents of students.” Luling Icehouse Pottery Arts Center welcomes its newest potter and art instructor to the area. Potter Jim Bob Salazar and his

family moved to the Luling area from Alpine, where Jim Bob was a tenured Professor of Art at Sul Ross State University. Jim Bob was with Sul Ross for over 15 years, and taught Ceramics, Kiln Building, Ceramic Tile Making, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Fine Art, Photographic Printing Processes, Pinhole Photography, Fused & Slumped Glass Making, Jewelry Making  and Graphic Design. Jim Bob was also the Acting Gallery Director at Sul Ross. He is the recipient of many impressive awards from prestigious shows throughout the US. Jim Bob has been working in the Luling Icehouse Pottery Arts Center clay studio this winter, and looks forward to being a part of the arts center in 2013. Luling Icehouse Pottery Arts Center looks forward to adding new classes for clay and fine art in 2013 and beyond. Visit the website www.lulingicehousepottery.com to view the spring 2013 schedule which begins with a spring break Kid’s Clay Camp March 11-15 and a one-day adult Pottery Boot Camp on Saturday, March 16. The full spring schedule for weekly classes is posted on the website. Class sizes are small allowing students to receive one-on-one instruction, so please register early. Call 830-875-6282 for more information and to sign up for a class. You may also email icehousepottery@ gmail.com.

Dr. Guy Fipps, a Nationally and Internationally recognized Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Irrigation Engineer presented informative information on landscape and agricultural irrigation at the February monthly meeting of the Water Protectation Association. He summarized some of the information that are offered as short courses and used information available to the public on AgriLife web sites to give examples on how to manage irrigation applications to prevent wasting water. He explained how water evaporation from various soil types and amount of water transpired by plants have been studied for plants and crops under various weather conditions for many years. Informa-

Dr. Guy Fipps tion from these studies have been used to develop models that predict how much water palnts will need over a given period of time. Individuals can access this data and calculate water needs for their specific cpmdotopms through user friendly “calculators” on the TexasET Network web site <http://texaset.tamu. edu/ >. This site provides instructions on using the various calculators to pro-

vide the amount of water needed for various crops and grasses based on a simple relationship of potential evapotransporation (PET) multiplied by a coeficient. The user must supply only a few inputs for the specific site location, and PET is automatically calculated for a common grass for a specific location based on the sites inputs such as recent weather conditions and watering history. By selcting the coefficients given for a specific crop or grass, amount of water to be applied will be calculated. Using this information to manage irrigation conserves water by providing correct amount of water for the plants and prevents waste due to overwatering. There is also opportunity for users to sign up to have these values emailed on a regular schedule. Other items of specific interest presented were:

• There is a state law that prohibits watering bare space such as concrete driveways, and some municipalites have inspectors that can fine violators. <http://irrigation.tamu. edu/documents/2009%20 Chapter%20344%20Code. pdf> • Automatic watering systems can be “major water wasters” if not managed properly. • Multi-stream rotating lawn sprinklers are the most efficient type of lawn sprinklers. • Correct operating pressure is important to maximize water application efficiency but is different for various types of sprinklers. • ET based smart controllers are now available which can automatically obtain ET data from the TexasET Network and control landscape irrigation sprinkler systems.

Stop results in pot bust

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that on Monday Feb. 19 at approximately 11:27 a.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit stopped a 2004 Nissan 350 Z sports car at mile marker 658 on IH-10. Consent to search the vehicle was obtained and approximately 175 lbs. of marijuana was found in a speaker area behind the driver and passenger seats of the vehicle. Arrested and charged with possession of marijuana was 43 year old Sandra Seale out of Rio Grande City.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Texas Independence celebration Thursday
On February 28 at 11:45 a.m., we’ll convene on Texas Heroes Square for a Texas Independence Day celebration. The Gonzales 7th grade classes will be our special guest. There will also be the Gonzales High School Band, a wreath laying, Texas Our Texas, and a cannon-firing so please come and join us in making this occasion. • Breakfast at the Jail will take place on Friday March 1, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Old Jail Museum. There will be a full-meal deal with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash-browns, torillas, coffee and orange juice for $5. • With the little rain we have had the pastures are looking pretty & green, my front yard has Phlox appearing and you can see the Bluebonnets if you look close. It won’t be long before the wildflowers are in full bloom. • The Texas Independence Relay will be held on March 23 & 24, starting at 6 a.m. the morning of the 23rd from the Memorial Museum. The runners will start the 203 miles to San Jacinto and the last runners will leave around 2 p.m. If

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you would like to volunteer, call the chamber at 830-672-6532. • The Kidfish Foundation will stock channel catfish in the GBRA Lake Wood Recreation area for children to catch on Saturday Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Bait, tackle and loaner rods will be provided to children who do not have equipment. For more information, contact kidfish.com. • The Gonzales Livestock Show will take place on March 1 and 2 at the J. B. Wells Park. If you are unable to attend the sale, Mike Brzozowski will be glad to purchase for you. Call him at 830-857-3900. To make a donation you can mail it to Gonzales Chamber at 414 St. Lawrence Street Gonzales, Texas or just stop by. • From February 2224, the J. B. Wells Park will host the Texas Youth Rodeo Association Benefit.

In honor of John C. Dubose’s birthday, the staff at JDCO Services donated several bags of dog food to a couple of John’s favorite organizations, Gonzales Dog Adoptions and the City Dog Shelter. Animal Control officer Larry Valis said the donation is greatly appreciated! (Photo by Dave Mundy)

BLOC Design-Build expands services
“I’ve worked on everything from refineries to pumping units,” Miller said. His experience includes work on compressor stations, H2S separator stations, and many other projects. Holland said BLOC’s expansion into oil and gas services falls in line with the expanded services offered by its parent company KSA Engineers, Inc. Through the Energy Services division, KSA Engineers offers a variety of services designed to help clients locate, safely plan, and execute their drilling, production, and mining endeavors. The services include surveying and mapping, route planning and design, construction staking, environmental permitting, land and right-of-way services, and many others. A full list of KSA’s energy related services can be found at www.ksaeng.com Services offered by BLOC Design-Build include electrical maintenance; Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA); instrumentation; assembly, programming and installation of control panels; and other general electrical services. The combined services

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BLOC Design-Build, LLC is expanding their services to include electrical contracting and instrumentation services to companies operating in the oil and gas industry. Operations Manager James Holland, P.E. said the company decided to include the oil and gas industry after discovering a need for qualified electrical contractors with oil and gas experience. “Our electricians and instrumentation/control technicians have great experience in the oil and gas industry,” Holland said. “We plan to put that experience to work.” The addition of Master Electrician Steven Miller to the team in August opened doors for BLOC due to Miller’s extensive history with the oil and gas industry.

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enable BLOC and KSA Engineers, Inc. to assist companies with everything from planning pipeline routes and staking of construction sites to installing pump control panels and providing electrical power to remote well locations. “We’re following in line with what KSA is already doing,” Holland said. “We’re going to provide services to their clients as well as establish our own clients and offer KSA’s services to them. Our new panel assembly shop also makes us a one-stop shop. We can provide your electrical contracting as well as your panels and electrical supplies.” BLOC Design-Build, LLC is a design-build company specializing in heavy construction, as well as instrumentation and controls.

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The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, February 16, 2013 had on hand: 490 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady $1.00-$2.00 lower. Packer cows sold steady $1 higher. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $220-$255; 300-400 lbs, $190-$210; 400-500 lbs, $175$185; 500-600 lbs, $148-$170; 600-700 lbs., $137-$145; 700-800 lbs, $133-$135. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$105. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $185-$210; 300-400 lbs, $168$175; 400-500 lbs, $155-$165; 500-600 lbs., $138-$145; 600-700 lbs., $126-$131. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $68-$74; Cutters, $79-$91; Canners, $61-$67; Low yielding fat cows, $68-$76. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $94-$106; light weights and medium quality bulls, $84-$91. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,150. Pairs: $1,050-$1,325. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa. com!

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The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, February 18, 2013, Volume, 631. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $195 to $205 to $235; 300-400 lbs., $168 to $178 to $230; 400-500 lbs, $155 to $145 to $230; 500-600 lbs, $145 to $155 to $183; 600-700 lbs, $127 to $137 to $158; 700-800 lbs, $114 to $124 to $133. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $172 to $182 to $215; 300-400 lbs, $149 to $159 to $240; 400-500 lbs, $135 to $145 to $190; 500-600 lbs, $132 to $142 to $200; 600-700 lbs, $116 to $126 to $145; 700-800 lbs, $130 to $113 to $131. Slaughter cows: $45 to $84; Slaughter bulls: $84 to $95; Stocker cows: $610 to $1,000; Pairs, $1,075-$1,150.

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The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on February 12, 2013, 655;

week ago, 905; year ago, 457. The market was lower this week. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold mostly $4 to $8 lower. Basically wiping out last week’s gains. Demand remains good on the better kinds. Packer cows and bulls sold steady on approx.. 100 hd. total Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $73-$86.50; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $62-$73; light weight canner cows, $50-$62. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $98-$101.50; utility & cutter bulls, $87-$98; lightweight canner bulls, $78-$87. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; None; 200-300 lbs, $215-$250; 300-400 lbs, $185$215; 400-500 lbs, $168-$197.50; 500-600 lbs, $142-$177.50; 600700 lbs, $130-$155; 700-800 lbs, $122-$134. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-300 lbs, $180$224; 300-400 lbs, $160-$191; 400-500 lbs, $142-$168; 500600 lbs, $128-$158; 600-700 lbs, $121-$132; 700-800 lbs, $115$122. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361798-4336.

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Cuero Livestock Market Report on February 15, 2013, had 807 head. Had 202 cows and 25 bulls. The packer market was fully steady to a little stronger on all classes. The large supply of cows was mostly stocker cows and calves going back to the country at record prices on both bred cows as well as pairs.

The calf market was steady to stronger on most classes. The thin end of the market is still tops. #1 end calves $2-3 higher while over 600 bulls and heifers were $1-2 off. Good market for calves going out on grass. Lighter steers and heifers were $3-5 higher as a result. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $85$107; lower grades, $67-$80. Packer cows: breakers, $65$72; boning, $65-$78; canners & cutters, $62-$90; light & weak, $55-$70. Palpated dry and Bred cows sold well (each), $1,000-$1,500; and those selling by the cwt, $90$130. Pairs: (per pair), $1,200$1,750. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs, None; 250300 lbs, $175.50-$212; 300-350 lbs, $191-$220; 350-400 lbs, $169-$219; 400-450 lbs, $160$205; 450-500 lbs, $164-$179; 500-550 lbs, $137-$156; 550600 lbs, $139-$161; 600-700 lbs, $137-$150; 700-800 lbs, $129$133. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $131-$246; 250-300 lbs, $171$216; 300-350 lbs, $188-$216; 350-400 lbs, $171-$208; 400450 lbs, $162-$195; 450-500 lbs, $172-$187; 500-550 lbs, $158$178; 550-600 lbs, $137-$154; 600-700 lbs, $135-$151. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $125-$127. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., 2 both, $170; 200-250 lbs, $181$190; 250-300 lbs, $185-$199; 300-350 lbs, $165-$178; 350400 lbs, $158-$178; 400-450 lbs, $154-$180; 450-500 lbs, $144$169; 500-550 lbs, $141-$168; 550-600 lbs, $136-$164; 600-700 lbs., $128-$139; over 700 lbs, $115-$120.

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Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32720 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Recompletion Operator: Rincon Petroleum Corp. Lease Name: Warwas Unit Well No.: 1 Field Name: Arneckeville, S. (Y-7) Total Depth: 5,530 feet Direction and Miles: 2 miles W. of Meyersville Survey Name: J. Duff, A-153 Acres: 40 API No.: 42-123-33048 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: NFR Energy LLC Lease Name: T Bird Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 15,000 feet Direction and Miles: 1.8 miles NE. of Nordheim Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 29, A-252 Acres: 703.56 API No.: 42-123-33049 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: NFR Energy LLC Lease Name: T Bird Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 15,000 feet Direction and Miles: 1.8 miles NE. of Nordheim Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 29, A-252 Acres: 703.56 API No.: 42-123-33050 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: NFR Energy LLC Lease Name: T Bird Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 15,000 feet Direction and Miles: 1.8 miles NE. of Nordheim Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 29, A-252 Acres: 703.56 API No.: 42-123-33051 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: NFR Energy LLC Lease Name: T Bird Unit Well No.: 5H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 15,000 feet Direction and Miles: 1.8 miles NE. of Nordheim Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 29, A-252 Acres: 703.56 API No.: 42-123-33052 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: NFR Energy LLC Lease Name: Janak Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 13,900 feet Direction and Miles: 6.9 miles NW. of Yoakum Survey Name: J. Dunn, A-165 Acres: 698.10 API No.: 42-123-33054 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Matejek 01 Well No.: 02H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.2 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 54, A-594 Acres: 683.36 Fayette County API No.: 42-149-33281 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Southern Bay Operating, LLC Lease Name: Black Jack Springs Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Wildcat Total Depth: 10,281 feet Direction and Miles: 13.19 miles SW of La Grange Survey Name: Carnes, N, A-27 Acres: 921.85 API No.: 42-149-33246 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy Holdings Inc. Lease Name: WW Cherry Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Giddings (Austin Chalk-3) Total Depth: 7,845 feet Direction and Miles: 14.2 miles SW of La Grange Survey Name: Muldoon, M, A-74 Acres: 824.23 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32867 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 22H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 16,700 feet Direction and Miles: 16.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: L. Clements, A-143 Acres: 8,779.58 API No.: 42-177-32868 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 26H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 16,700 feet Direction and Miles: 16.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: L. Clements, A-143 Acres: 8,779.58 API No.: 42-177-32869 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Manford RanchChandler 1 Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 3.8 miles SE. of Smiley Survey Name: Gonzales CSL, A-229 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-177-32870 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Manford RanchChandler 2 Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 3.8 miles SE. of Smiley Survey Name: Gonzales CSL, A-229 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-177-32871 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Preston A Unit Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,000 feet Direction and Miles: 11.3 miles E. of Smiley Survey Name: A.W. Hill, A-247 Acres: 602.12 API No.: 42-177-32872 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Preston A Unit Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,400 feet Direction and Miles: 11.3 miles E. of Smiley Survey Name: W.W. Pace, A-373 Acres: 602.12 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33691 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Netardus Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.7 miles NE. of Shiner Survey Name: A. Smothers, A-50 Acres: 699.93 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32547 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Willeke Unit B Well No.: 1 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: F.N. Hackney, A-650 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles N. of Runge Oil: 864 MCF: 2,981 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 6,078 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,715 Total Depth: 19,286 feet Perforations: 13,738-19,080 feet API No.: 42-123-32625 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Veit Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: P. Pate, A-386 Direction and Miles: 13.8 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 578 MCF: 902 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,150 Total Depth: 17,166 feet Perforations: 12,389-16,546 feet API No.: 42-123-32690 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Finney-Barker Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: T.R. Miller, A-37 Direction and Miles: 6.43 miles SE. of Cuero Oil: 123 MCF: 5,445 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 5,568 Shut In Well Pressure: 6,495 Total Depth: 18,657 feet Perforations: 15,357-18,559 feet API No.: 42-123-32700 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Hunsaker Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: A.J. Harris, A-220 Direction and Miles: 3.6 miles SE. of Ecleto Oil: 808 MCF: 1,055 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,900 Total Depth: 17,780 feet Perforations: 12,815-17,510 feet API No.: 42-123-32778 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Willeke A Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 60, A-587 Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 1,032 MCF: 1,587 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 5,665 Shut In Well Pressure: 5,790 Total Depth: 17,492 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,339 feet Perforations: 13,520-17,329 feet API No.: 42-123-32779 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Royal Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 32, A-101 Direction and Miles: 3.2 miles NW. of Nordheim Oil: 763 MCF: 5,248 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,885 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,988 Total Depth: 19,695 feet Perforations: 13,972-19,483 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32500 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Brown Investments Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.D. Clements, A-9 Direction and Miles: 10.8 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 695 MCF: 554 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,418 Total Depth: 19,174 feet Perforations: 12,150-19,050 feet API No.: 42-177-32547 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: H.F.S. Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.W. Page, A-373 Direction and Miles: 10.3 miles SE. of Cost Oil: 2,461 MCF: 1,765 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,288 Total Depth: 16,550 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,507 feet Perforations: 10,981-16,499 feet API No.: 42-177-32582 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Meyer Unit Well No.: 12H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: S. Bateman, A-1 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles N. of Cheapside Oil: 3,637 Choke Size: 32/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,987 Total Depth: 15,910 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,825 feet Perforations: 11,700-15,820 feet API No.: 42-177-32613 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: Goodwin Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.B. Lockhart, A-40 Direction and Miles: 9.2 miles E. of Gonzales Oil: 404 MCF: 221 Choke Size: 24/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 430 Total Depth: 18,259 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,240 feet Perforations: 9,900-18,228 feet API No.: 42-177-32630 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Hilbrich Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Direction and Miles: 1 mile S. of Sample Oil: 2,503 MCF: 3,672 Choke Size: 43/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,326 Total Depth: 15,645 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,559 feet Perforations: 11,691-15,549 feet API No.: 42-177-32639 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 17H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Direction and Miles: 0.1 mile SE. of Sample Oil: 2,223 MCF: 2,203 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,782 Total Depth: 15,295 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,197 feet Perforations: 11,671-15,187 feet API No.: 42-177-32641 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Sample Baros Unit Well No.: 16H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Direction and Miles: 0.1 mile SE. of Sample Oil: 1,977 MCF: 2,203 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,632 Total Depth: 15,213 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,127 feet Perforations: 11,677-15,117 feet API No.: 42-177-32667 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Ward F Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: D. Moses, A-334 Direction and Miles: 4.2 miles SW. of Smiley Oil: 232 MCF: 78 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 822 Total Depth: 15,598 feet Perforations: 10,222-14,481 feet API No.: 42-177-32703 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: BLT Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.L. Wood, A-473 Direction and Miles: 2.2 miles SW. of Sample Oil: 1,568 MCF: 2,887 Choke Size: 36/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,496 Total Depth: 16,187 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,093 feet Perforations: 11,765-16,083 feet API No.: 42-177-32732 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Spahn Farms Unit Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: M. Cogswell, A-144 Direction and Miles: 12.1 miles SE. of Cost Oil: 1,774 MCF: 1,752 Choke Size: 34/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,518 Total Depth: 17,024 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,930 feet Perforations: 11,604-16,925 feet API No.: 42-177-32747 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Turk-Williams Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-45 Direction and Miles: 11.69 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 802 MCF: 1,419 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,322 Total Depth: 15,971 feet Perforations: 11,875-15,856 feet

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Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds February 1-28 Leonard, Phyllis H. and Molnoskey, Karen to Kocian, James E. and Kocian, Laurie A., w/d, 0.50 of an acre, J M Everett Svy, A-207. Jones, Helen Klostermann to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 202.70 Acres, Survey Not Shown. Needham, Arva Nell to Needham, Dane Neill, w/d, 2.864 Acres, Jose Maria Salinas Svy. A-59. Needham, Arva Nell to Needham, Dane Neill, w/d, 352.494 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales, East & West of Water St. Key, Steven Layne to Talisman Energy USA, Inc., o/l, 140.77 Acres,John Florence A-213, WM. J. Bryan A-140 & R S Armstead A-87 Svys. Key, Steven Layne to Talisman Energy USA, Inc., w/d, 73.60 Acres, David Linville Svy, A-319. Gonzales Lodge No. 30 Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons and Masons, Gonzales Lodge No. 30 Ancient, Free & Accepted to EOG Resources, o/l, 165.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson Svy, A-426. Holst, Wilma Joyce and Mutla Renee to Jimenez, Jose G. and Jimenez, Martha,w/d, 0.178 of an Acre (Lt. 0, blk. 14) 3rd Subdvn of Lafayette Place Addn, Gonzales. Gonzales Economic Development Corporation to Hebbronville Lone Star Rentals, LLC, w/d, 3.5012 Acres (Pt. Lt. 1, Blk 2) RePlat of GADC Industrial Park Subdvn, Gonzales. Carrington, Wayne A. and Carrington, Beverly L. to Carrington Sr, Wayne A. and Carrington, Beverly L., w/d, Lt. 82, Settlement at Patriot Ranch, Sec. 1. Benitez, Jason Nathanial and Benitez, Christa Lynn to Lexington Investments I, L.P., w/d, 0.236 of an acre (Pt. lts. 5-6) King’s 4th Addn, Gonzales. Vera-Whalley, Mary Jane and Vera, Mary Jane (FKA) to Burton, Robert D. and Burton, Jeannette F., w/d, Pt. Lt., Blk 3, Stieren’s Addn, Gonzales. Boening, Gary W. and Boening, Theresa L. to Boening Family Properties, Ltd., w/d, 550.656 Acres, John McCoy & Thomas J Adams Svys, Gonzales, DeWitt & Lavaca Counties. Dave, Vijay K. and Dave, Josette S. to Chandan, Sanjiv and Chandan, Renu, w/d, 1.005 Acres, James B. Patrick Svy, A-55. DuBose, James L. (Trustee), Dubose, Darlene M. (Trustee), DuBose Trust, J.L. and J.L. DuBose Trust to Starlight Investments, Inc.,w/d, Pt. Lt. 2, RG 1, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. SRP Sub, LLC, SPT Real Estate Sub III, L.L.C. (FKA) to SRP TRS SUB, LLC, w/d, Property Not Shown. Eckols, Debra J. and Eckols, Steven L. to LaFleur, Kevin and LaFleur, Deborah, w/d, 1.917 Acres,Benjamin Duncan Svy, A-20. Hines, Reta P. to Hines, Craig L. (Trustee), Hines, Lucas Avery (Trustee), Hines, Clayton Lee (Trustee) and Hines Family Liquids Trust, w/d, Undiv. Mineral Int. in 1.290.68 Acres, Sarah Hendricks, A-261, William B. Lockhart A-315 & Richard Bibb A-104 Svys. Hines, Milton Doyle to Hines,

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Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law (right) shakes hand with Sergeant Paul Cowan during a ceremony held in honor of Cowan’s retirement. Looking on (left) is Cowan’s wife, Deborah. (Courtesy photo)

Cowan retires from Caldwell CSO
Paul Cowan, Sergeant with the Caldwell County Sheriff Office retired on January 15, 2013. Cowan started his law enforcement career in the early 1970’s and worked for the West Lake–Rolling Wood, Lockhart and Katy police departments. In 1991, Cowan began working with the Caldwell County Sheriff ’s Office as a Patrol Deputy and went on to the position of detective in the Criminal Investigation Division. He stayed there until 1998, when he left the Sheriff ’s office to work for the Southwest Texas University Police Department until the year 2000. In 2001, Cowan returned to the Caldwell County Sheriff ’s Office and began as a Detective, then as a Crime Prevention Officer where he worked up to the day of his retirement. Cowan was and is a true asset to the Sheriff ’s Office and its community and exemplified his professionalism in the many things he did in the interest of the people of Caldwell County. Although retired, Cowan will still be part of the Caldwell County Sheriff ’s Office as a Reserved Deputy Sheriff.

LOCKHART — Caldwell Sheriff Daniel Law announced that on February 14, a Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputy while on patrol was flagged down at the McMahan General Store in reference to a suspicious vehicle that had two subjects sleeping in it. The clerk advised the deputy that the two subjects had been sleeping in the vehicle for several hours. The deputy in receiving the information made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, who were identified as David Glenn Wendland, 50, and Donna S. Stephens, 43, both from Pflugerville. Law said the deputy became suspicious of the subjects’ conflicting stories and requested but was denied a voluntary consent to search the vehicle. Due to the subjects’ conflicting stories, the deputy requested for the

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Sheriff’s K–9 to respond to his location. Once the K-9 arrived, there was a free air sniff performed on the exterior of the vehicle which led to a positive odor response from the K-9. A subsequent search revealed approximately ½-ounce of high-grade marijuana and approximately ¼-ounce of methamphetamine. Paraphernalia, including pipes and a scale, was also located. Subjects were arrested and transported to the Caldwell County Jail where they were

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remanded to Jail Personnel without incident on charges of Possession of Marijuana less than Two Ounces (a Class A Misdemeanor) and Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 greater than 4 grams less than 200 grams (a Second Degree Felony). Investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending. To report illegal activity in your neighborhood, contact the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 512-398-6777.

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carrying crude oil, burst into flames, sending a towering plume of black smoke into the air which could be seen from as far away as Belmont and Luling. Texas Department of Public Safety, Gonzales County Sheriff ’s Dept., Gonzales County Rescue/EMS, Gonzales Fire Department, Belmont Volunteer Fire Department and Ottine Volunteer Fire Department were among those called to battle the inferno. Gonzales police closed 90A at U.S. Highway 183 to westbound traffic and Belmont authorities turned back 90A eastbound traffic. Gonzales County Judge David Bird, interviewed by radio station KCTI 1450AM,

said officials initially evacuated residents in a 2-mile radius of the scene of the accident because it was unclear what the tanker was carrying. Once it was determined that the tanker was carrying crude oil, the evacuation order was lifted. Bird told KCTI that his office was asking people needing to get to FM2091 to do so via US183 north to Ottine. He also advised drivers to use caution on FM2091 because of the extrta traffic, including large truck and 18-wheelers that were being detoured and turned around near Southern Livestock. Department of Public Safety troopers and emergency responders were continuing to work the accident scene at press time on Wednesday.

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oil equivalent) to 2.2 BnBoe, net to EOG. EOG’s best Eagle Ford well to date is the Burrow Unit #2H, which had an initial production rate of 6,330 barrels of oil per day (Bopd) with 713 barrels per day (Bpd) of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and 4.1 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd) of natural gas. Offsetting the Burrow Unit #2H, the Burrow Unit #1H was completed to sales at a maximum rate of 5,424 Bopd with 600 Bpd of NGLs and 3.5 MMcfd of natural gas. Two other prolific wells, the Boothe Unit #1H and #2H, began initial production at 5,380 and 3,810 Bopd with 625 and 525 Bpd of NGLs and 3.6 and 3.0 MMcfd of natural gas, respectively. EOG has 100 percent working interest in these Gonzales County wells. In McMullen County, southwest of EOG’s Gonzales County sweet spot, the Naylor Jones Unit 59 East #1H and West #4H had initial peak production rates of 1,670 and 1,150 Bopd with 225 and 138 Bpd of NGLs and 1.3 and 0.8 MMcfd of natural gas, respectively. EOG has 100 percent working interest in these wells that were completed in early January 2013. “The Eagle Ford’s potential reserves of 2.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent represent the largest domestic crude oil find net to one company in 40 years. Not only is 600 million net barrels a meaningful increase, this onshore U.S. oil field is readily accessible to premium markets,” Papa said. “With both the technical acumen and high-quality assets, EOG is at the forefront in developing this world-class shale oil resource.”

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response then.” Councilman Tommy Schurig motioned for approval and read the resolution. It was approved unanimously, eliciting a round of applause from the audience. The resolution spells out the city’s position that any restriction on types of firearms, ammunition or magazines is in violation of the Second Amendment, and that any order to surrender or take such weapons is in violation of the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee of freedom from unlawful search and seizure. The resolution also cites the Ninth and Tenth Amendments’ guarantees that Congress cannot extend itself beyond the powers granted by the Constitution. The resolution notes that “All federal acts, laws, executive orders, agency orders, and rules or regulations of all kinds with purpose, intent or effect of confiscating any firearm, banning any firearm, limiting the size of a magazine for any firearm, imposing any limit on the ammunition that may be purchased for any firearm, taxing any firearm or ammunition ... or requiring the registration of any firearm...shall be further considered null and void and of no effect in this City.” The resolution directs city employees and agencies to refuse any requests or directives from federal agencies acting in unconstitutional fashion, and calls on other municipalities and jurisdictions to pass similar measures. The resolution also directs that copies of the city’s action be transmitted to all

levels of government, including President Obama and both houses of Congress as well as individual legsilators at the national and state level. In other action Tuesday, the Council passed an ordinance restricting the location for temporary crew housing for oilfield workers, known as “man camps.” These structures are most often built by companies to temporarily house crews. The ordinance would limit such structures to an area north of Industrial Park Road. Council also amended its recently-updated handbook governing the city’s various boards and commissions to affirm that members of city boards must recuse themselves when voting on issues which could affect businesses they own or work for. Council also heard a request from representatives of Norma’s House for increased consideration in the budget. Tony Espinosa and Deanna Novosad noted that the City of Shiner recently doubled its annual contribution to the facility, which serves as a safe center for victims of child abuse. The City of Waelder has also re-committed its funding for the facility. Novosad said that statistics indicate that 427 children among Gonzales’ population of 7,200 will be sexually abused before they’re 18. The center provides outreach education to help the victims of abuse step forward, as well as helping to coordinate efforts between agencies to limit the sometimes-frightening questioning sessions associated with prosecutions. “And we provide all of these services free to the victims,” she said.

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“They said they wanted to go west in case they needed to get a bus to continue their trip,” said Quintero. I agreed to take them to Luling and they put their stuff in my car and put some gas in my car and we started heading west.” “Before I left a good friend of mine named Jamie Nichols offered to ride with me. At the last second, he changed his mind so we left.” The trio engaged Quintero in small talk along the way, asking him what kind of things do people for fun in a small town. The mood remained light and jovial until everything changed just as they entered the Harwood area. One of the men in the back seat, who would later be identified as James Hendron, pulled out a sawed off shotgun and put it to Quintero’s right cheek. “Do you know what this is?” asked Hendron. “Yes, sir. I do,” replied Quintero. “Do you know what it can do?” Hendron asked. “Yes, sir. I do,” Quintero replied again. Quintero was instructed to pull over and Hendron got in the driver’s seat with Quintero moving to the passenger side. “I was scared and nervous,” remembered Quintero. “I just knew my Dad was going to kick my (expletive) for losing the car to strangers.” Already thinking he was about to become a victim of a carjacking, Quintero’s situation went from bad to worse. “Herndon told me to lock my door because I was going with them as a hostage,” said Quintero. “That is when they told me that was a good thing my friend had not come because they hated n-----s and would have killed him.” Now Quintero’s mind began to race, thoughts running in and out at a mile-aminute clip. Are they going to kill me? Are they going to let me go later? How will my parents know what happened to me or where I was? Even though he was being inundated by the flood of introspective, Quintero never asked any questions. “I figured the less I said, the better off I’d be,” he said. The 1972 four-door Chevy Impala was driven all the way to Interstate 10, where they went westbound towards San Antonio. Shortly after that, Hendron showed off his volatile side. “While we were driving through San Antonio, a car pulled up on the right hand side,” recalled Quintero. “The driver waved to be friendly and I just waved back. He asked me who it was and I told them I didn’t know. He called me a liar and hit me in the back of the head with the butt of the shotgun several times.” They arrived at the intersection of I-10 and Interstate 35 and switched their route to Hwy 90 West. When they got to Castroville, they stopped at a gas station so Hendron could make a call to his wife from a pay phone. When Hendron returned, the other male kidnapper, later identified as James Collins asked him if he was ready and Hendron said he had to cut the call short in case the cops were listening to his wife’s incoming calls. This was when Quintero realized he was

“Then I looked over and saw there were two elderly men running the station. I thought that if I did run away, then the old men might get hurt. ” — Paul Quintero Jr.
Collins paid $65 for the citation. On the road between Sanderson and Van Horn, Quintero was let out of the car for the first time and allowed to urinate. They made another pit stop once they got into Van Horn and Quintero was presented with his first real chance to escape. “Collins and Herndon went inside to pay for the gas and they left me alone with the woman,” said Quintero. “I reached to my right and grabbed a glass Coca-Cola bottle that was under the seat. I was looking at her forehead, I was going to hit her and run like hell.” “Then I looked over and saw there were two elderly men running the station. I thought that if I did run away, then the old men might get hurt. That’s when I said to myself I’ll just ride it out.” The joyride from hell continued on and by 7 a.m. Monday morning they had arrived in El Paso. The tension of the environment had eased up some and the small talk returned. “They asked me what I would be doing if I was at home,” Quintero said. “I told them I would be getting ready for school. That was one day I was really wishing I was going to school.” “They said that if I made it back home I would have a hell of a story to tell my friends and family. At that exact time, I started to worry because they said if I make it back home.” The vehicle travelled across the state line into New Mexico. In a town called Deming, Quintero finally summoned enough courage to inquire about his fate. “I asked them if they were going to let me go and they said ‘No, we’re going to kill you,’” he recalled. “I didn’t say anything but ‘OK.’ They told me they were just waiting to find the right place to do.” Sixty miles later, they stopped at a grocery store in Lordsburg and bought lunch meat, bread and sodas. “They asked me what I wanted on my sandwich. I told them I wanted bologna, mustard and mayonnaise, but no onions,” said Quintero. “When I got my sandwich, it had onions on it and I told Hendron about it. He got angry with Collins and Goldie and made them apologize to me for their mistake. When that happened, I started to relax a little.” Quintero said the cordial treatment from the trio continued, but they would still periodically talk about killing him. He was at the wheel when they arrived at a checkpoint set up at the New Mexico/Arizona state line. “An agent asked to see my driver’s license so I pulled it out for him,” said Quintero. “It was only a temporary one so he asked to look at the inside of the trunk. I looked at Herndon and he said ‘Go ahead. I trust you.’” While escorting him to the trunk, Quintero noticed that the agent wasn’t carrying a gun. Thoughts of escaping once again flashed through Quintero’s mind. “The first thing I thought to do was to throw the keys in the trunk, lock it and run,” he said. “But there were other people there in line behind us, so I thought I would just ride it out a little longer. I got back inside the car and Herndon told me I did a good job.” As they continued to pass through Arizona, the mood in the car got lighter the further they went. Quintero remembers his abductors laughing and making comical remarks about the scenery. “I remember them saying something about what it would be like to see Indians on horses coming out of the hills,” he said. The conversation turned grim once again by the time they reached Tucson. Quintero said the men spent most of the next hour talking about killing him. As they got close to Chandler, they exited the interstate at Riggs Road, and drove about a mile down a small gravel pathway. “We were in the middle of the desert and I started thinking to myself that this was it,” Quintero said. “When I stopped the car, they told me to get out and take off all of my clothes except the underwear. At that time, I knew it was over for me.” Quintero began to accept the fact that this was going to be his demise and that his life was coming to an abrupt end. Suddenly, he was informed that he had been given a reprieve of sorts. “They said they had talked it over and that neither one of them could bring themselves to kill me,” he recalled. “They told me that because I didn’t give them any trouble they started liking me. One of them actually said ‘Let this be a good lesson to you. Stay in school, get a good education and stay out of trouble.’” As Quintero began walking away from the car in a semi-nude state, he couldn’t help but feel tense. “I just felt that at any minute someone was going to shoot me in the back,” he said. “I just knew that I was going to hear a blast, but I heard the car turn around and saw them get back on the highway.” Quintero sat down and began to take everything in. After assessing his situation, he began to slowly walk toward the highway, barefoot in 106-degree weather in the middle of the day. After an agonizing passage of time which Quintero said could have been minutes but felt more like hours, the dejected teen was able to flag down a pickup truck. Quintero told the driver, Otis Phillips of Scottsdale, about the ordeal he had gone through. “I told him I was from Texas, I had been kidnapped and I needed to find a way back home,” said Quintero. “He told me to get in and gave me a small towel to cover myself.” Phillips began driving toward Chandler and eventually made it to the Chandler Police Station. Phillips went inside and informed the police of the situation and then he returned with an officer, who gave Quintero some clothing to wear. “The jeans were waist size 36 inches and the shirt was an extra large,” recalled Quintero. “I’m sixteen years old, weighing about 130 pounds with a 28-inch waist. The shirt said ‘City of Chandler Jail,’ but I didn’t care. I was just happy to have some clothes on.” Any feelings of relief Quintero was experiencing soon came to an end when he couldn’t get the authorities to believe his story. He recanted the tale to Sgt. Hubert Urban, who was entirely skeptical. “You’re a liar, you’re a damn runaway,” Urban told Quintero. “You just ran away from home and now you want a free ride back.” “It made me angry, but I kept my composure,” Quintero said. “I didn’t want to make things worse. At least I was out of the car and didn’t have a gun in my face.” Quintero gave the police his home number in Waelder, but they failed to get through due to the high volume of calls going to the house from family and friends inquiring about his whereabouts. Finally, Quintero suggested the police call his grandfather’s store, Eureste Grocery. “I was able to reach someone there and they ran all the way to my house and told my mom that I was in Arizona,” said Quintero. During his debriefing to the police, Quintero gave a detailed description of the trio and all of the information about them he was able to glean during the trip. “I remembered everything about them,” he said. “I remembered their names, their tattoos, their faces, their hair color and where they were from. I told the police that while I was pretending to be sleep, I overheard them say they had killed a woman in Kentucky.” The FBI office in San Antonio eventually contacted Chandler PD and confirmed Quintero’s story to them. Soon thereafter, an FBI agent from Phoenix named Walt Peters arrived at the station. He put 10 pictures on the table and asked Quintero if he saw anyone he recognized. Quintero picked out photos of Collins and Hendron. Peters informed Quintero that both men were wanted in connection with a burglary and murder that took place in Lexington. During the incident, the men were suspected of killing a maid who stumbled upon their break-in of the home where she worked. A few hours after his conference with Peters, Quintero finally received a muchanticipated call from his parents. “My mother was just crying and crying and I kept trying to comfort her by telling her I was fine,” Quintero said. “It was an emotional call for us both.” News of Quintero’s story spread quickly across the area and the teen soon found himself in the middle of an impromptu news conference. “I was surrounded by newspaper reporters, radio reporters and a TV reporter,” he recalled. “All I could think about during that time was how much I wanted to go home. I can relate to how celebrities feel sometimes because it was a real invasion of my privacy. I had just been through a traumatic thing and here they were in my space. I didn’t like it.” After the commotion settled down, Quintero was given some better-fitting clothes and something to eat before readying for bed. He spent the night in the Chandler city jail. “They had to house me there because I was a minor and I was considered a federal witness,” Quintero explained. Before he went to sleep, he received some good news from the authorities. The FBI had captured the trio who abducted him just down the road in Phoenix. “The FBI told me they were able to catch them so quickly because of what I remembered,” he said. “They didn’t even put up a

fight. I was glad to hear it because I knew they wouldn’t be able to hurt anyone else. They couldn’t hurt me any more.” Quintero’s father wired money to Chandler and it was used to buy Quintero some clothes and a plane ticket home. On Tuesday at 6 p.m., he was escorted through Sky Harbor Airport by FBI agents and members of airport security. They were with him as he boarded the plane and followed him all the way to his seat, where he was placed next to a man named Wells Hampton. “He asked me why the security guards walked me all the way in and I told him what had happened to me,” Quintero said. “He gave me his business card and told me if I was ever back in Phoenix to look him up. He offered to help me anyway he could, he was a real nice man.” Quintero flew to El Paso and eventually landed in San Antonio around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. He was enthusiastically greeted by his family including his father Paul Sr., his mother Ernestine, his sister Elida Vera, his brother Rocky and Joe Eureste, his mother’s cousin. “Everyone was really emotional except for me,” Quintero recalled. “I had held in so much at that point, it was like I couldn’t show any emotion.” The family returned home to Waelder and by the end of the day, Quintero was looking forward to being back in his own bed that night. “I had the best night’s sleep I had had in days,” said Quintero. “I could tell that every few minutes my mom and dad would walk in to make sure I was still there.” The next morning, Quintero shared breakfast with his family before going off to see his grandfather, Felipe Eureste, Sr., at his store. “He was outside sweeping the side-

“I was scared and nervous. I just knew my Dad was going to kick my (expletive) for losing the car to strangers.” — Paul Quintero Jr.
walk,” Quintero said. “When he saw me he dropped his broom and rushed towards me crying. He was hugging me so tightly I could barely breathe. He later told me he was ready to sell his store, cattle and land to get me back safely.” Following the visit with his grandfather, Quintero went over to Waelder High School. “As soon as I got there, everyone was happy to see me,” he recalled. “Some of my teachers told me I didn’t have to do any homework for the rest of the week.” “A lot of my classmates wanted to know the whole story. I told them I didn’t feel like talking about it. I was just glad to be home.” Not only did Quintero not share the information with his friends, but also withheld it from his family. “They knew I didn’t want to talk about it,” he said. “Every now and then, they would ask questions but I wouldn’t talk about it. I just wanted to go back to the way things were and tried to just forget about it.” Quintero said to this day, he still carries emotional scars from what he went through during that awful episode four decades ago. “I don’t trust anyone now,” he said. “I watch everything everyone does around me and I can’t stand to have anyone come up from behind me.” “They robbed me of my security. I used to trust people, now I don’t. I’m always on guard now.” Today, the 56-year old Quintero is the father of two children and grandfather to four. He admitted that his parenting skills were affected by what he was forced to endure, being overprotective to an excessive degree. “I call my children every day to talk to them,” he said. “I told them about what happened to me. My son used to get upset because I checked on him so much, but I would tell him ‘If I didn’t love you I wouldn’t check on you.’ He finally understood when he had his first child.” The lasting effects from his kidnapping were not all negative in impact. Quintero said it awakened a desire in him for public service. He works as a volunteer with the Waelder Fire Department and Waelder EMS, and also serves as a translator for the Waelder Police Department, Gonzales County and the Texas Department of Public Safety. “I joined the fire department when I was 17,” said Quintero. “We get a few dollars a month, but that’s nothing compared to the satisfaction I get when I help someone. Because one person out there stopped to help me, I’m paying it forward.” “There’s good people out there, but there’s also bad people. Don’t always judge people by what you see because the people who picked me up where clean cut. Every day when your kids get home give them a hug because you never know what can happen.”

“I just felt that any minute someone was going to shoot me in the back.” — Paul Quintero Jr.
most likely in the company of hardened criminals. When they stopped for gas in Hondo, Quintero made another telling observation. “I noticed that every time they paid for gas they paid with brand new $20 bills,” he said. “I just took note of it and kept it in the back of my mind.” An interesting development took place when their car was stopped just east of Bracketville by a DPS trooper. Collins, who was manning the wheel at the time, had been speeding. “By this time, both men were in the front seat and I was riding between them,” said Quintero. “When the trooper approached the car, Hendron stuck the shotgun into my ribs and told me not to say or do anything stupid or he would pull the trigger.” “He told me to tell the trooper they were friends of my family and I was helping them drive to El Paso. I did exactly as I was told.” During the traffic stop, Collins gave his license to the trooper who asked if the Lexington, Kentucky address displayed was current. “That is when I first found out the driver’s name and where they were from,” said Quintero. “I kept it to myself and never let them know I knew anything.” Collins was issued a speeding ticket and he asked if he could pay it right away. The trooper told him he could and they followed him to the Bracketville office, where

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Lake Wood is located near Gonzales, off U.S. Highway 90A at the end of FM 2091 South. Gonzales American Legion Post #40 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Legion Hall. Boys’State candidates will be interviewed. All members and prospective members are invited to attend. Gonzales Masonic Lodge will host a Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Lodge Building, third floor, 519 1/2 St. Joseph St. in Gonzales. Plates will be $6. Christian musician and speaker David Crain will be featured in the annual Revival at Eastside Baptist Church in Gonzales Feb. 24-27. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Crain has recorded 10 studio albums and has spoken at a large number of conferences, churches and schools across the country over the past 25 years. Nursery will be available. The Third Annual VFW Auxiliary Post 4817 Cookoff is scheduled Saturday, march 16 at the Gonzales VFW Post, 3302 Harwood Road. Categories include barbecue chicken, ribs and brisket as well as showmanship. There is a $15 entry fee per category, and early entry deadline is 7 p.m. March 15 at the VFW Hall. RVs will be welcome. Entry forms are available at the Gonzales Cannon office at 618 St. Paul. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund. For details, contact Dorothy Gast at 254-931-5712, Michelle McKinney at 830-263-0793 or Linda Payne at 512-426-1207. The Gonzales Church of Christ, located at 1323 Seydler Street in Gonzales, will be hosting a series of five (5) lectures on the theme of “Jesus: The People Person” February 22nd-24th. Friday, Feb. 22nd at , 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 5:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 24th, at 10:30 a.m. and at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited. The Black Heritage Organization will be hosting their Annual Black History Parade on Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Shiner. The public is welcome to attend our Soul Food Feast after the parade at the Old American Legion Hall. Serving time for the meal will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. If you would like to participate in the parade or make food donations, contact the following: Jake Mathis, 594-2989; Ervin Flowers-Parade Committee, 594-8051; Pam Brooks-Food Committee, 361401-1401 or work 594-3353; Georgie Flowers-Food Committee, 594-8051; Alice Evans-Food Committee, 594-2974; Shirley Harper, 594-4243. Members of the Texas Bonnie Blue Camp #869 and the Col. Gustav-Hoffman Camp #1938 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host ceremonies honoring 79 Confederate soldiers buried at the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery at 2 p.m. Feb. 28. Members will be on-hand wearing period costumes for the ceremonies. Family members of those soldiers being honored who have not made contact with the organization are asked to contact Linda Miller, Texas Society Order of Confederate Veterans Rose Historian, at 210-420-5461.

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up in scheduled in Gonzales Saturday, April 27. The event will be held at Apache Field, 456 Tate Street. Tire and electronic disposal are being added to the event this year. The kick-off meeting for the Jim Price Community-Wide Cleanup will be next Monday, February 25th at 9a.m. at Gonzales City Hall. Biblical Principles of Health Conference at Sleep Inn Conference Room, Saturday March 9, from 9-5, will explore what the Bible teaches about healthcare and healing. Tom and Sandy Schmidt will be teaching the conference based on the book, A More Excellent Way by Henry Wright. Call Sandy Schmidt at 210-722-7990 or Sherry Poe 830 857 4960 for more information. Reegistration needed to reserve place in limited seating. Gonzales County members of the Texas Nationalist Movement will host an information meeting for the public starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March16 at Boomer’s Sports Bar, 2513 Harwood Road in Gonzales. Gonzales County Coordinator Dave Mundy will explain the organization’s beliefs, core principles and goals, and members will also be available to answer questions from anyone interested in learning more about the group. Black History Program at Union Lea Baptist Church, 931 St. Andrew, Gonzales on February 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The theme is United We Stand Divide We Fall. Come help us glorify the Lord and remember our legacy. Pastor, Dr. Kenneth Green. If you are in need of a meal, Helping Hands, a non-profit, multi-church ministry would like to bless you with a free lunch. Meals will be distributed Saturday, February 23rd, beginning at 11 a.m. in the GCAM parking lot located at 708 St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda or Gary at 361-275-1216. On Wednesdays during Lent through March 27, the local Ministerial Alliance will be holding their Community Lenten Services. Every Wednesday at noon a 30 minute service will be held in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church with lunch to follow in the First UMC Fellowship Hall. A different preacher from the community will bring the message each week with his/her home church providing the meal. This is an ecumenical event all are invited to attend. Thompsonville Ladies Club Annual Chili Supper and Auction will be held Saturday, February 23, at the Thompsonville Community Center. Chili Supper will be at 5 p.m. Chili is free – we do accept donations. Auction is at 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for scholarships to area youth. The Gonzales County Historical Commission is accepting applications form county residents wishing to serve a two-year term on the commission for 201314. Applications received by Feb. 22 wil be reviewed and appointments made by Gonzales County Commissioners Court at its regular March meetings. Application forms may be picked up at the Gonzales County Archives, 1709 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, or by contacting chairperson Glenda Gordon at 512-924-5850, ggordon@stx.rr.com, or secretary Pat Mosher at 830-672-7970, archives@co.gonzales. tx.us.

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The 65th Annual Moulton Chamber of Commerce Award & Membership Banquet is set for Monday, March 4th @ the Moulton KC Hall. Social is at 6:00pm, Awards Banquet is at 7:00pm. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased at Advanced Home Health Services, Community Bank of Moulton & Lone Star Bank. Everyone is invited, so come out for an evening of fun! Thank you for your continued support of our wonderful community! The Henson Chapel United Methodist Church will be celebrating Black History Month at 1113 St. Andrew St, Gonzales, Texas at 3:15 p.m. on February 24, 2013. Sister Wanda Fryer will speak on Black History, Brother Eugene will speak on Buffalo Soldiers. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited. Pastor Rev. Elroy Johnson. Contact Eugene Wilson at 830-857-3764 for more information. Gary Alan Sutton, professional entertainer and ionized water educator, gives Health and Wellness presentations every first and third Wednesday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Wells Fargo meeting room, and the second and fourth Wednesdays from noon-1:15 pm at The Gonzales Food Market side room. The public is invited to the presentations.

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Iglesia Bautista Memorial Fellowship Hall- 203 South Ave E - Waelder will host a BBQ Chicken & Sausage Plates w/German Potatoes, Beans, Dessert, Bread Plates will be $8.00. (Delivery Available) starting at 11 a.m. Thursday. For details or to purchase a plate, contact Adam Ramirez at830-857-6595 or Olivia Ramirez at 830-203-0710. The Texas Independence Relay is looking for Volunteers! Each Volunteer will have a 4 to 5 hour shift. If you would like to be a part of this fantastic event, please contact Georgina Biehl georgina. biehl@teamrwb.org. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity! TIR has teamed up with Team Red, White & Blue for this year’s event! Team RWB (www.teamrwb. org) is a non-profit that cares for returning veterans when they return home from combat, and we are very pleased to be able to partner with this cause! This would be a great opportunity for HS Juniors and seniors looking for those volunteer hours needed for college, or younger kids (and a parent(s)) in Boy Scouts or JROTC that would get to spend time with a veteran, and also VFW and American Legion folks! The KIDFISH Foundation will stock several hundred pounds of channel catfish in the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority (GBRA) Lake Wood Recreation Area for children to catch on Saturday, Feb.

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Pancake Breakfast

Relay Volunteers

Black History Month

Eastside Revival

Texas Nationalists

Health & Wellness

VFW Auxiliary Cookoff

KIDFISH stocking

Black History Program

Barbecue benefit

Lecture Series

Helping Hands

Black Heritage parade

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The Luling Foundation will be hosting the Annual Angus Production Sale with the Foundation Angus Alliance on Saturday, March 2nd at 1 PM. Here are some highlights of the sale: 100+ Performance Tested Bulls, 60+ Females. To watch the LIVE online auction or to register for online bidding go to www.dvauction.com. To view or request a catalog, go to www.faa-angus.com. Cattle will be available for viewing all day Friday, March 1 as well as Saturday morning before the sale. On the sale date, Saturday March 2, 2013, refreshments will be available; lunch will be served at 11:30 AM; Sale begins at 1 PM. If you can not make it on the sale day and see something you are interested in, you can leave a bid with one of our representatives or participate on the LIVE internet auction. For more information, please call Mike Kuck at 830-875-2438 or visit www.lulingfoundation.org. A barbecue benefit for Maxine Beene, who is ill and is undergoing chemotherapy, is scheduled starting at 10 a..m. March 9 at Lottie’s Bar, 207 Highway 90A. Plates of BBQ $7 - Pork Steaks & Sausage, green beans, Dirty Rice plus desert. Raffle tickets will sell $1 each or 6 for $5. Also you can buy a “Heart “ and have your name/wishes for Maxine on it for $1 which will be hung in Lottie’s and represent Heart-beats. No donation is too small!

Angus Sale

Chili Supper

Confederate Memorial

Historical Commission

Maxine’s Heart

Jim Price Cleanup

The Annual Jim Price Community-Wide Clean-

Obituaries
Elsie Lena Bartels, 104 of Gonzales, passed away February 16, 2013. She was born September 17, 1908 in Gonzales to John and Lina Luedecke Saliger. Elsie married Otto August Bartels on June 19,

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1926 in Gonzales. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women. Elsie was a hard working woman; she toiled with her hands on the farm, working the fields, milking cows and performing a host of daily chores. She worked with her daughter at Spohler’s Dry Cleaners and did much of the seamstress work. She enjoyed cooking and is renowned for her delicious peach coffee cake and dewberry cobbler. She enjoyed tending her rose garden and always had a vase of fresh cut roses set prominently in her home. She was a loving, kind and patient wife, mother and grandmother. She was a religious woman and instilled the same Christian values of her faith in her family. Even as she grew older, she continued to toil with her hands – crocheting afghans for her family and friends, quieting her strong hands only to pray or care for a child. Hers

were hands of love. Elsie Lena Bartels is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Billie Jean and Alfred B. Spohler, Jr., of Gonzales; granddaughter, Shirley Jean Lassig of San Antonio; great-grandchild, Jennifer Ann Ruple and her husband Austin of Boerne; and great-great grandchildren, Aubrey and Grant Ruple. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers Oscar and Robert Saliger. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Ildiko Rigney officiating. Interment followed in Hermann Sons Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Saliger, Newell Luedecke, Jerry Retzlott, Billie Benes, Larry Fortune and Norman Roecker. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales First Lutheran Church. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fashionable Poultry

Texan Nursing and Rehab crowned their Valentine’s Day Royal Court during a ceremony held last Thursday. Pictured (top) Queen Alice Cantu and King David Lewis and (below) are Princess Della Baker and Prince Joe Sofka. (Photos by Cedric Iglehart)

Ashlynn Noyola showed the most “fashionable” broilers to claim the Reserve title as well as showmanship during Friday’s Waelder Livestock Show, and shows off her prize-winner here with help from Marissa Ramirez. We hear this hen can do the Chicken Dance rather well. This week’s Cannon features our annual “Good Luck” salute to the participants in the Waelder, Gonzales, Shiner and Nixon-Smiley Livestock Shows. We’ll feature all the winners from each of those shows in our annual Livestock Salute in our March 21 edition. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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hits with one walk and two strikeouts. “It was alright. I got the job done for the team,” Lester said. The Lady Apaches dinged Poteet for a dozen hits in the game. “We hit from top to bottom,” Hatcher said. “Everyone did well. That is exactly what we are looking for.” Lester also did well at the plate as she went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, one run and two-run home run. “It felt really good,” Lester said of her home run. Carly Bozka went 2-for2 with two runs; Morgan Simper hit 3-for-3 with one run and one RBI; Shayla Simper was 2-for-3 with two runs, RBI, and a triple; Kristeney Magallanes was 1-for-2 with a double, run and RBI; Madison Muscik scored one run; Cassidy La Fleur batted 2-for2 with one run and RBI; Sibil Philippus plated one run; Gabby Mendoza had a sacrifice RBI and Kortney Wishert chipped in one run. Bozka got things started for Gonzales with a leadoff walk in the bottom of the

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SEGUIN — The Gonzales Lady Apaches softball team won two of three games Thursday in the Navarro Tournament at Seguin’s Huber Ranch complex. Gonzales opened with 14-0 and 11-1 run-rule wins against Luling and Poteet before dropping a hard-fought game to Class 4A Boerne Champion, 2-0. Gonzales (2-1) defeated former district opponent Poteet 11-1 in three in-

nings Thursday afternoon. “We came out and executed like we were supposed to and did not take Poteet lightly,” Gonzales head coach Holli Hatcher said. “The girls rose to the occasion.” Freshman pitcher Tori Lester (1-0) earned a win in her first-ever start on the varsity team. “She did a fantastic job pitching,” Hatcher said. “Tori has been working on throwing one pitch at a time.” Lester held the Lady Aggies to a single run on three

first. Morgan Simper singled to advance Bozka to second. Both players then managed to steal the next base. Shayla Simper brought both players home as she cracked a triple. Magallanes doubled in Shayla Simper and the hit by Lester brought in Magallanes to give Gonzales a 4-0 lead. Philippus picked up a base on balls and Poteet made a pitcher change, replacing the starter Sanchez with Leal. Philippus moved to second and Madison Musick

went to third on a passed ball. La Fleur batted in Muscik and later stole two bases, during which Philippus stole home. Gabby Mendoza grounded out to the shortstop to score La Fleur for the 7-0 Lady Apaches lead. In the top of the second, Coronado got a double for Poteet and later scored on the error. For Gonzales in the second, Shayla Simper got a single and two batters later, Lester sent the ball over the center wall to put Gonzales ahead 9-1. SOFTBALL, Page B4

Bobkittens stunned by Rocksprings Falls City delivers in area round playoff matchup Shiner girls defeat
the offensive side of the ball as well, scoring just single digit points in three out of four quarters. “Our shooting percentage was down tonight,” Meisetschleager . After trailing initially early, the Lady Angoras went on a 12-2 run and Moulton appeared to have lots of trouble coming back and closing the gap to just a couple of points. “That run kind of shocked us and we never fully recovered,” he said. Rocksprings ended the first frame with a 19-6 advantage and opened the second with a bucket from Clarissa Romo to go on top 21-6. Moulton got a little spark as Malori Mitchon drained a three after a pass from Bethany Brauer and set up sister Megan Mitchon for a three to bring Moulton to within 21-12. Rocksprings then closed out the second box with a 5-2 run to lead 26-14 at the break. The Bobkittens won the early volley of baskets to start the third quarter with three to Rocksprings’ two with Malori Mitchon, Megan Mitchon and Berckenhoff scoring. After Moulton had gotten within 32-22, Rocksprings scored six straight. The Bobkittens made another run to come within 39-31 before Rocksprings got the last four points of the quarter. Scoring was sparse for Moulton in the third but Holub hit a three, Brauer chipped in a free throw and Taylor Bohuslav got an offensive rebound and then scored. The Lady Angoras converted four free throws to seal the victory.
Class 1A Division I area round Rocksprings 57, Moulton 37 R 19 7 17 14-57 M 6 8 17 6-37 Rocksprings: Natalia Ortiz 4 4-4 13, Clarissa Romo 6 1-1 13, Abellyca Ramirez 4 3-4 12, Lorena Garcia 4 3-9 11, Marissa Romo 3 2-2 8. Totals 21 13-20 57. Moulton: Megan Mitchon 4 4-4 13, Malori Mitchon 5 0-0 12, Amanda Berckenhoff 2 0-0 4, Michelle Holub 1 0-0 3, Ashley Gabler 1 0-0 2, Taylor Bohuslav 1 0-0 2, Bethany Brauer 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 5-6 37.

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NIXON — Little things do matter. The Falls City Beaverettes made sure to take care of all of the little things as they held off the Shiner Lady Comanches, 37-33, in the Class 1A Division I regional quarterfinal Tuesday night at Nixon-Smiley High School. The Beaverettes worked hard to get rebounds and pick up loose balls. “I thought it was the little things in the game that made the difference,” Shiner head coach John Hoelter said. “ The Lady Comanches were down by as much as nine points about halfway

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through the first quarter and later in the second half, trailed by double digits. Still, they fought on and did not hang their heads. “We battled back,” Hoelter said. “The girls showed resilience and made it a ball game.” Falls City (30-4) blasted out to a 9-0 advantage on baskets by Kayla Purcell, Kayla Kotara, Tiffany Dziuk and Haleigh Blocker. “I thought we started the game a little tentative,” Hoelter said. “Falls City also took away some of our strengths.” Shiner (29-7) got on the scoreboard for the first time at the 2:29 mark as LaNeisha Hunt scored after the feed from Amanise ColeSHINER, Page B2

Baseball Preview Apaches looking for successful campaign
By MARK LUBE
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Megan Mitchon shoots after getting free in the lane during Moulton’s playoff loss to Rocksprings last Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube) SPRING BRANCH — Just because you lose the game does not always mean you have lost the game. The Rocksprings Lady Angoras shocked the Moulton Bobkittens, 5737, Friday night at Smithson Valley High School in the Class 1A Division 2 area round. Moulton head coach John Meisetschleager said if his players get lessons out of games they do not win, then he considers the result to not be a “loss”. Moulton learned many things over the course of the 2012-13 season. “We learned that is hard to lose a group of seniors. We learned how hard it is to lose players to injury,” Meisetschleager said.“We will build on what we learned from this and use it to prepare for next season.” The game was the last for seniors Megan Mitchon, Michelle Holub, Amanda Berckenhoff, Ashley Gabler and Megan Euceda. “Those seniors meant the world to the team and myself,” he said. “I got them when they were juniors and they have come a long way. This season is in no way disappointing.” Rocksprings was able to go inside and make lots of drives to the basket. “We had no defense on their inside game, Meisetschleager said. “Rocksprings is big, but they are fast.” Moulton struggled on

The 2013 season for the Gonzales Apaches baseball team should be slightly smoother sailing with the six juniors in 2012, that had to step up into the leadership and mentorship roles, are now the senior class and poised to lead this year. “We are a year older and a year wiser,” head coach Larry Wuthrich said. “You can see the maturity in practice. The seniors know how to do things. They know where to be and when to be there.” “That always helps when the younger guys see that example. It is as simple as how intense the seniors are in practice, how they dress for practice, how they prepare for practice off the field.” Gonzales has experienced senior players at several key positions. Catcher Devin Benes, and pitchers Tyler Janota, Aaron Gaytan and Trey Kridler, will be part of that first line of defense.

“Devin has really taken ownership of the position,” Wuthrich said. “In the two years I have been here, he has been the catcher. Devin takes a lot of interest in learning the position.” Janota and Gaytan both have seen lots of action on the mound over the last couple of years, while Kridler has gained valuable experience. “All that experience will certainly help us on the mound,” Wuthrich said. “There are pitchers on the hill, then there are guys throwing.” Younger players figured to be in the pitching rotation are the 2012 junior varsity pitching crew of Joe Ryan Carrizales and Brant Philippus. Wuthrich said he will be taking good looks at Carrizales and Philippus on the mound during tournament play, when teams might need four or five pitchers to help get them through those games. “Both of them had sucPREVIEW, Page B2

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M 20 16 10 11-57 Schulenburg: Hay 4 4-12 12, Lara 4 1-2 9, Kutac 3 1-2 8, Vyvjuta 2 1-2 6, Carr 1 3-4 6, T. Thompson Boys Basketball 1 1-2 4. Machal 2 0-0 4, Lopez 1 1-2 Boxscores 3. Totals 19 12-22 54. Class 1A Division I bi-district Moulton: Bronson Zapata 5 2-2 Falls City 48, Flatonia 43 (3OT) 15, Matt Dornak 4 3-4 12, Jaydon Flat 5 12 6 16 2 1 1-43 Nieto 3 3-5 9, Matt Orsak 3 1-2 8, FC 8 7 12 12 2 1 6-48 Flatonia: Will Bruns 5 4-7 15, Dallas Rothbauer 3 0-0 7, Tyler Colby Craig 5 5-8 15, Casen Novak Swartz 2 0-0 4, Dennis Lopez 1 0-0 2 0-0 5, Matthew Kozelsky 1 3-5 5, 2. Totals 21 9-13 57. Zach Kalina 1 0-2 2, Miguel GrifalPlayoff Warm-up Game do 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 13-24 43. Yorktown 56, Shiner 54 S 18 11 6 19-54 Class 1A, Division II bi-district Y 15 13 12 16-56 Waelder 58, San Perlita 36 Shiner: Justin Stovall 18, Evel W 15 15 12 16-58 Jones 15, Kris Patek 9, Cole Strauss SP 8 8 12 8-36 Waelder: Tiburcio Blanton 17, 6, Chad Neubauer 3, Caleb Kalich 3 Clay Orona 12, Joseph McCook 11 TAPPS 2A Bi-District Round District 26-3A Play-in Tourney Christian Academy of San Antonio 53, Shiner St. Paul 45 Giddings 64, Yoakum 51 (OT) G 11 8 17 15 13-64 Girls Basketball Y 15 7 13 16 0-51 TAPPS 2A Bi-District Round Giddings: Toliver 20, Exner 17, Boerne Geneva 65, Shiner St. Krause 9, Dock 8, Kasper 2. Paul 62 Yoakum: Tre’Vontae Hights 13, SP 9 12 18 12 11-62 Todrick Hights 8, Joe Mireles 7, BG 9 16 9 17 14-65 Timmy Blakeney 6, Keith Ratley 4, St. Paul: Jacy Pawelek 8 2-3 18, T.J. Hights 4, Heath Kristek 4, Blake Alexa Schaefer 5 0-0 12, Mary McCracken 3, Chase Hermes 2. Adamek 3 4-5 11, Katelynn Leist 4 0-0 8, Kourtney Knesek 3 1-2 Smithville 72, Yoakum 58 7, Loni Lester 1 1-2 3, McKenzie S 20 20 16 16-72 Kresta 1 0-0 2, Abby Irwin 0 1-2 1. Y 10 18 13 17-58 Smithville: Marek 17, Malina 16, Totals 25 9-14 62 McCathern 13, Gentry 8, Adkins TAPPS 2A Bi-District Round 7, Willamson 5, Mick 3, Marrs 2, Hallettsville Sacred Heart 71, Cooper 1. Yoakum: Tre’Vontae Hights 14, Christian Academy of San Antonio 31 Timmy Blakeney 10, Joe Mireles 9, Blake McCracken 6, Todrick Class 1A Division I area round Hights 4, Chase Hermes 4, T.J. Shiner 73, La Villa 10 Hights 3, Keith Ratley 3. S 25 15 17 16-73 LV 5 3 0 2-10 Playoff Warm-up Game Shiner: LaNeisha Hunt 12 0-2 Moulton 57, Schulenburg 54 24, Amanise Coleman 2 5-6 9, S 14 13 3 24-54

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Kristin Schacherl 4 0-0 8, Julianna Dapslauf Rankin 4 0-0 8, Meagan Chumchal 3 0-0 6, Lauren Oden 0 6-8 6, HanShiner 4, Bloomington 2 nah Koenning 2 2-3 6, Shamyra B 000 002 0-2 1 1 Coleman 3 0-0 6, Lenae Kremling S 000 040 x-4 8 3 0 0-1 0. Totals 30 13-20 73. B — Herman. S — CeCe Darilek. La Villa: Palomin 1 0-0 3, Car- W — Darilek (2-0) L — Herman doza 1 0-0 3, Mireles 1 0-0 2, Garza 1 0-0 2. Totals 4 0-3 10. Kenedy 14, Nixon-Smiley 4 NS 100 03x x- 4 Shiner St. Paul 62, Austin Veritas K 133 43x x-14 Academy 29 SSP 5 21 18 18-62 Nixon-Smiley 24, Pettus 9 AVA 0 8 8 13-29 P 108 0xx x-9 St. Paul: Jacy Pawelek 6 1-1 13, NS 418 11xx x-24 Katelynn Leist 4 1-2 9, Abby Irvin 4 0-2 8, Loni Lester 3 2-4 8, Kourtney Knesek 3 0-0 6, Christina Sqyres 2 1-2 5, Mary Adamek 2 1-2 5, Bethany Pokluda 2 0-2 2. Totals 28 6-15 62. Results from the Apache Powerlifting Meet held on Feb. 14 (Area athletes only. Listed by class, place, lifter, school, squat, bench, deadlift, total) Girls Linescores 132, 1. Laci Lock, Gonzales, 670 Hallettsville Sacred Heart 8, 148, 5. Jessyca Malaer, Gonzales, Nixon-Smiley 4 495 NS 201 010 0-4 6 4 165, 2. Elea Molina, Gonzales, HSH 300 014 x-8 5 3 705 N-Tovar, Pompa (5). L — Pom181, 4. Ashton Miller, Gonzales, pa (0-1). 575 220, 1. Erika Hernandez, GonHallettsville 12, Shiner 0 zales, 840 H 205 5xx x-12 7 0 Boys S 000 00x x- 0 1 0 114, 1. Josh Estrada, Gonzales, H—Jones, Kowalik (5) and Kerr 890 S — Stafford, Esse (3). 132, 2. Tyler Wells, Gonzales, 810; 3. Dalton Crouch, Gonzales, 805 148, 2. Dillon Catchings, Gonzales Black, 790; 3. Nathan Medellin, Gonzales Black, 730 Linescores 165, 2. D.J. Gonzales, Gonzales, Shiner 15, Rice Consolidated 4 1,175; 8. Travis Schauer, Gonzales, S 210 228 x-15 835; 9. Trent Schauer, Gonzales, RC 101 200 x- 4 S—CeCe Darilek. RC — 800 181, 2. Jaime Tellez, Gonzales, Dapslauf. W — Darilek. L— 1,125; 3. Eddie Gonzalez, Gonzales, 1,070 198, 4. J.T. Miller, Gonzales, 1,060; 6. Walter Hood, Gonzales, 1,000 220, 4. Jose Contreras, Gonzales, 1,105; 5. Damien Airhart, Gonzales Black, 1,075 242, 3. Brian Dolezal, Gonzales, 1,080

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Thursday, February 21 Baseball Gonzales at Gonzales Tournament, times to be announced Hallettsville, Luling at Weimar Tournament, times to be announced Nixon-Smiley at Kennedy Tournament, times to be announced Cuero at Cuero Tournament, times to be announced Softball Gonzales at Georgetown Tournament, times to be announced Cuero, Hallettsville, Luling, Shiner, Flatonia at Cuero Tournament, times to be announced Nixon-Smiley at Kennedy Tournament, times to be announced Yoakum at Sinton Tournament, times to be announced Tennis St. Paul, Shiner at Shiner Tournament, times to be announced Hallettsville at Rice Tournament, times to be announced Track Gonzales, Flatonia at Leopard Relays in La Grange, time to be announced Yoakum at Edna Relays, times to be announced Friday, February 22 Baseball Gonzales at Gonzales Tournament, times to be announced

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Cuero at Cuero Tournament, times to be announced Nixon-Smiley at Kennedy Tournament, times to be announced Edna at Yoakum (DH), 5/7 p.m. Hallettsville, Luling at Weimar Tournament, times to be announced Boys Basketball Class 1A Division I Area Round Shiner vs Monte Alto, 7:30 p.m., Taft High School Class 1A Division II Area Round Waelder vs D’Hanis, 7:30 p.m., Schertz Clemens High School Class 1A Division II Area Round Moulton vs Utopia, 7 p.m., Canyon Lake High School Girls Basketball TAPPS 2A Area Round Conroe Christian at Hallettsville Sacred Heart 6 p.m. Softball Gonzales at Georgetown Tournament, times to be announced Cuero, Hallettsville, Luling, Shiner, Flatonia at Cuero Tournament, times to be announced Nixon-Smiley at Kennedy Tournament, times to be announced Yoakum at Sinton Tournament, times to be announced Edna at Hallettsville, JV 5, V 7 p.m. St. Paul at Schulenburg, 6 p.m. Tennis Gonzales at Texas Lutheran University Tournament in Seguin, times to be announced Saturday, February 23 Softball Gonzales at Georgetown Tournament, times to be announced Cuero, Hallettsville, Luling, Shiner, Flatonia at Cuero Tournament, times to be announced Nixon-Smiley at Kennedy Tournament, times to be announced

Waelder advances with win over San Perlita
The Waelder Wildcats got their first playoff win under first-year head coach David President as they got past San Perlita Monday in the bi-district round, 5836. Waelder did not have the best start to the game but had not played in about a week or so. However, they stepped up their game and took care of business. “Once we settled down

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the final eight minutes. Tiburcio Blanton led WHS with 17 points while Clay Orona bagged 12 and Joseph McCook finished with 11 points. President took little time in directing Waelder to its first playoff win under his guidance. He said he tried to not put pressure on himself to get wins. “I like to take it one game

at a time. I especially want to make sure my players are prepared for the opponent,” he said. “I feel any win is a good one.” The ‘Cats will take on D’Hanis in the area round at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Schertz Clemens High School Lady Apaches win Gold Consolation title at Navarro Tournament The Gonzales Lady Apaches finished as Gold Consolation Bracket winners last weekend in the Navarro Softball Tournament in Seguin. Gonzales was fifth out of the 16-team tournament. The Lady Apaches opened bracket play with a close 3-2 lost to Devine Saturday morning. Tori Lester took the loss for the Lady Apaches with three runs on two hits, three walks and 11 strike-

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outs. Shayla Simper was 2-for-3 while Lester, Carly Bozka and Lindsey Akers all went 1-for-3. Gonzales bounced back with a 4-2 win over Pflugerville Connally in the Gold Consolation semifinals. Akers earned the win for Gonzales with five hits, two runs, one walk and seven strikeouts. Morgan Simper, Shayla Simper and Cassidy La Fleur all went 2-for-3 at the plate while Lester and Kortney Wishert finished 1-for-3. Gonzales run ruled Poth 12-4 in the Gold Consolation championship game, with Lester and Akers combining to pick up the win. Kristeney Magallanes and Bozka hit 2-for-3, Akers and Morgan Simper went 1-for-3, Shayla Simper batted 1-for-2 and Elea Molina was 1-for-1. Gonzales did not have any tournament games on Friday but played a non-

district game at Schulenburg, winning 14-4. Lester started inside the circle for Gonzales and Akers closed out. Magallanes and Sibil Philippus each went 3-for-3 with a walk and Shayla Simper was 2-for-4. Gonzales powerlifting teams in top three at own meet The Gonzales Apaches powerlifting team came in second place in the Gonzales meet on Thursday with 40 points, tied with Dripping Springs who won the tiebreaker. The Gonzales Black team came in sixth with nine points. Josh Estrada won first place in the 114-pound class, Jacob Villareal was second in the 123, Tyler Wells was second in the 132 and Dalton Couch was third. Dillon Catchings and Nathan Medellin went secBRIEFS, Page B4

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Amanise Coleman whips a pass across the court during Shiner’s playoff loss to Falls City Tuesday night. (Photo by Mark Lube)
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man to bring Shiner within 9-3. Before that triple, Shiner strung together about seven or eight passes, appearing to resemble the high school girls’ basketball version of famous Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona, who is known to pass a lot. The Lady Comanches continued the run as Hunt set up Coleman for a score and Shamyra Coleman fed Julianna Rankin for a shot to bring Shiner within 9-7 at the end of the frame. Falls City opened the second period as Kaelan Cheatham got a steal and scored. The Lady Comanches later closed down to 11-9. The Beaverettes concluded the frame with a 5-2 run, ahead 16-11 at the

break. Falls City started the third quarter with the first five points. Shiner got back into gear as Amanise Coleman put back a missed shot, Meagan Chumchal hit a three and then assisted on Shamyra Coleman on a basket. “I thought we played better in the second half. We attacked a lot more,” Hoelter said. Shiner went on an 8-2 run that saw them close the gap to 28-27 with 5:11 left to play in the game. A sixpoint spurt put the Beaverettes ahead 33-27, but Shiner kept the margin to three points as Rankin knocked down a three with 3:40 left. Blocker made a bucket to put Falls City up 35-30. Rankin connected on another three-point shot with

41 seconds left, but Falls City sank two free throws and held Shiner off the board to seal the game. Shiner will miss the services of seniors Hunt, Lauren Oden and Hannah Koenning next year. “We will miss their leadership,” Hoelter said. “They helped the younger players and the team is like a family.”
Class 1A Regional Quarterfinal Falls City 37, Shiner 33 FC 9 7 11 10-37 S 7 4 9 13-33 Falls City: Haleigh Blocker 3 5-10 12, Kayla Purcell 3 1-4 7, Tiffany Dziuk 3 1-2 7, Kayla Kotara 2 0-1 6, Kaelan Cheatham 2 0-0 5. Totals 13 7-17 37. Shiner: Julianna Rankin 4 0-0 10, LaNeisha Hunt 2 3-4 8, Meagan Chumchal 3 0-0 7, Amanise Coleman 2 0-0 4, Shamyra Coleman 1 0-0 2, Kristin Schacherl 1 0-0 2, Lauren Oden 0 0-2 0. Totals 13 3-6 33.

cess at the JV level,” he said. “Now, we are going to see if they can step up physically and mentally to the next level.” Kridler or Janota will man first base, and senior Dylan Gomez will play his spot from last season at second baseman. Gaytan’s non-pitching responsibility will be shortstop. Wuthrich said third base has not been determined yet. “We have got some good competition there with Jeffrey Walshak, the JV third baseman, and some other players coming in from basketball,” he said. In the outfield, D.J. Gonzales will return as the center fielder. “He is a good athlete and represents the type of athlete that has the competitive spirit you want in baseball,” Wuthrich said. “D.J. is going to compete and excel at several sports. He takes

ownership at center field.” Left field is another option for Kridler and Philippus will play at either left or right field, subject to the game’s lineup. Gonzales and Gomez both hit close to .400 last year and Benes has been a solid hitter at practice. Gaytan also contributed heavily at the plate in 2012. “I see their preparations before they get into the batter’s box and it is at the level you like to see it at,” Wuthrich said. “They know how to hit the ball in high school baseball.” The Apaches play Cedar Creek, Karnes City, Natalia, Pleasanton and Jourdanton in non-district. Tournament-wise, they will stay relatively close to home by hosting the Gonzales tournament Feb. 21-23 and will also participate in the Yoakum and Hallettsville tournaments. Gonzales will see Wimberley, Elgin and Victoria St. Joseph in the Gonzales

tournament, which Wuthrich said would be good competition. Wuthrich said going to tournaments in Yoakum and Hallettsville says you can expect to play good teams. Gonzales is looking to win half its non-district contests. “I feel that would be a good outing for us,” Wuthrich said. The new district alignment has Pleasanton, Poteet, La Vernia and San Antonio Sam Houston transferred out of 26-3A, replaced by La Grange, Giddings and Smithville. Wuthrich said the new district members field very solid baseball programs. “The schools in our district take a lot of pride in their baseball,” Wuthrich said. “If we want to measure ourselves on how well we are as a baseball team, you have to be able to compete in this district because there are no weak sisters.”

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Apache Alumni Baseball Game
Gonzales High School held its annual Alumni Baseball Game last Saturday at Apache Field. The 2013 Apaches topped the old veterans by the score of 5-1. Pictured at left, Jeff Gonzales slides in an attempt to beat the tag at second base. Pictured below are the members of the Alumni team including Ckody Burton, David Schauteet, Jon Anthony Casares, Justin La Fleur, Manuel Magallanes, Josh Gray, Jalen Longoria, Jonathon Carrizales, David Matias, Evan Owens, Jeff Gonzales, Jesse Casares, Brian Sample, Will Ruddock, Alfred Gayton, Simon Tumlinson, Bryan Condel, Ryan Arellano, Gary Clack, Andy Rodriguez, Eric Linebrink, “Da Da” Molina, Alex Gayton, Gene Kridler, Thomas Soto, Jacob Bird, Patrick Vinson, Dane King, Marshall Lambrecht, Curtis La Fleur, and Greg Philippus. (Photos by Debbie Toliver)

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Hot shooting freshman guides Raley leads GHS Boerne past Yoakum in area round FFA trap shooters
By MARK LUBE
sportseditor@gonzalescannon.com

SEGUIN — For a basketball team that is behind on the scoreboard, all it takes is for one or two players to really get hot and that can change the game. The Boerne Lady Greyhounds trailed the Yoakum Lady Bulldogs 23-17 at halftime in the Class 3A area round at Seguin High School’s Tom Crump Gymnasium and turned things around in the third quarter as freshman Mica Schneider went on a little hot scoring streak, sinking three triples as part of her 11 points in that quarter to help Boerne rally past the Lady Bulldogs, 51-46. “She got hot for two or three minutes and I thought that changed the game for them,” Yoakum head coach Shawn Griffin said. “We were not able to close on her.” Yoakum’s youthful team refused to go away quietly even though most of the starting lineup did not come out for a rest during the game. The Lady ‘Dogs got some fourth-quarter rebounds and steals to make the Lady Greyhounds a little nervous. Two free throws early in the fourth gave Boerne an eight-point advantage, 3931. Yoakum then scored two of the next seven points. Callie Witte went to the line and made 1-of2. On another offensive possession, Jaccari Hights rebounded a missed shot and scored and later, it was a Witte bucket that brought Yoakum to within

41-36. A basket by Schneider gave Boerne a 49-41 lead and the Lady Greyhounds could have extended the lead but missed some free throws. Yoakum got some rebounds on both ends and Hights turned one of those into a score that brought Yoakum within 49-43. Witte came away with a steal on Boerne’s side of the court and turned it into a three-point play, trimming the lead to 49-46 with 7.73 seconds left. Boerne (26-7) got the ball down toward Yoakum’s end and Devon Branch went to the line with 5.85 seconds to go in the game. She missed, Yoakum got the rebound and called timeout to discuss the what to do on the next play. “We tried to get the ball to the middle point guard and run Callie off the double stagger but we did not run it right,” Griffin said. Boerne got the ball back with 2.85 seconds and tried to run out the last two seconds, so Yoakum had to foul to have a chance to get ball back. Branch made two free throws to put the game away. Yoakum had over 20 turnovers in the game and Griffin said those turnovers played a factor in determining the outcome of the contest. Early in the first box, Yoakum took a 4-3 lead and turned it into a 9-5 advantage as Witte converted a three-point play, followed by baskets from Hights and Desiree Garza. Boerne struggled shooting the ball and trailed 11-7 after the

Desiree Garza puts up a shot over the Boerne defense during Yoakum’s area round loss last Thursday. (Photo by Mark Lube) first eight minutes. In the second quarter, Branch and teammates, Mariah Escajeda and Hailey Kowalik, all made points to bring Boerne to within 16-15. Hights, Latrice Brown and Witte then combined their points for a 7-2 run and a Yoakum lead of 2317 at halftime. The Lady ‘Dogs had a lot of inexperience with six juniors and two sophomores that last season were on the freshman team. Griffin was overjoyed that he will have every varsity player back next year. “I am excited that the fact we do not lose any varsity players to graduation,” he said. “We have to work hard in the offseason to keep our success going next year.” Yoakum finishes the year with a 23-10 overall record and were bi-district champions and area finalists.
Class 3A area round playoff Boerne 51, Yoakum 46 Y 11 12 8 15-46 B 7 10 20 14-51 Yoakum: Jaccari Hights 10 2-4 23, Callie Witte 4 4-6 12, Celine Markert 1 4-4 6, Desiree Garza 1 0-0 2, Latrice Brown 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 10-14 46. Boerne: Mica Schneider 7 0-1 18, Avery Queen 5 4-4 14, Mariah Escajeda 3 0-0 6,Devon Branch 2 2-3 6, Abby Amick 2 0-1 5, Hailey Kowalik 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 6-9 51.

SAN ANTONIO – Gonzales senior Allison Raley has only been trap/skeet shooting for just a little over a year. Raley joined fellow Gonzales County FFA shooters Ty Tinsley, Kailey Zumwalt, Matt Hillman, Brie Schauer, Bryn McNabb, J.T. Miller, Ross Hendershot, Luke Tinsley and Ralston Williams at the S.A.L.E. Junior Shootout held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio on February 8 and 9. Raley placed the highest, fourth place, out of the 10 or so shooters from Gonzales. In the preliminaries of the competition, Raley scored 95/100 (95 targets destroyed), placing her in the top five in the girls’ division, advancing to the finals In the first round of the finals, she scored a 25, 22 and 24. In round two, Raley got 25 and 22 to total her score as 142/150, placing fourth. “Last year, I competed in a FFA state completion in San Antonio. I placed No. 18 and I do not feel I did as well as I could have,” she said. Raley said in the prelims, competitors have the opportunity to take out 100 targets. She scored 95 out of 100 to get her to Saturday’s finals. The five finalists then had to shootout to determine placings in the top five. Raley ended up tied for third place with Hailey Schimidt of Bandera County 4-H. Schimidt ended up win-

ning the tiebreaker by a couple of targets, finishing in third place and Raley came in fourth place. While Schimdt earned a $10,000 scholarship, Raley received other prizes including a lifetime hunting licenses, a Ruger 1022 rifle, automatic entry into another competition, an Outdoor Connection gun case and a belt buckle. “I was pretty thrilled and pleased with how I shot,” Raley said. “It takes a lot of work to be a good skeet/trap shooter. I have been practicing about two times on the weekends for the past two months. You just have to shoot whenever you can.” The key to success in trap shooting is practice and repetition. “It is not hard if you practice enough,” Raley said. “If you treat shots like they are easy, that is when you miss.” Raley said she plans on continuing her shooting for the rest of the her life, starting with college this fall. She will be attending Texas A&M University in College Station and plans on joining the school’s shooting club. Raley hopes more youth will take up the sport. “I encourage kids to go out and take part in a shooting club,” she said. “It is a lot of fun.” Scores for the rest of the Gonzales FFA members are Hillman, 93; Hendershot, 92; Ty Tinsley , 91; Miller , 90; McNabb, 87; Williams 84; Schauer, 74; Luke Tinsley, 74; Zumwalt 63.

Clutch hitting dooms Gonzales to loss in opener vs. Cedar Creek
By MARK LUBE
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GONZALES – In a baseball game, it is important to get a hit at a key part of the game —also known as a clutch hit. The Bastrop Cedar Creek Eagles got such a hit in the sixth-inning that rallied them from a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 lead and they went on to win 5-3 against Gonzales Monday night at T.E. Burrows Field. “Cedar Creek got a clutch hit as their pinch hitter got a single and drove in two runs,” Gonzales head coach Larry Wuthrich said. That inning started with

a walk by Chance Schilhab and Josh Castor followed up with a single. Both players advanced one more base as Derek Valiska laid down a ball that was collected by Gonzales pitcher Devin Benes and thrown to first baseman Trey Kridler. After Devin Tuggle was struck out by starting Apache thrower Tyler Janota, pinch hitter Dylan Martes stepped in for designated hitter Marcus Perez and knocked a ball into right field to score both Schilhab and Castor. Martes also relieved starting pitcher John Edington in the bottom of the sixth and held Gonzales to

three up and three down. The Eagles added one insurance run in the seventh inning as Adrian Gonzalez got a single off Gonzales relief hurler Aaron Gaytan. Gonzales rallied for two straight outs and Schilhab doubled in Gonzalez. Cedar Creek also scored a couple of unearned runs earlier in the game. But the same thing happened to the Eagles as the Apaches (0-1) took advantage of some errors to drive in a couple of runs. “We did score on a few off their errors,” Wuthrich said. “We also had a lot of at ’em balls.” Still, Wuthrich was

pleased with how Gonzales played at the plate. “Guys stepped up and hit the ball. I was happy with our approach and the plan was solid,” he said. “The Cedar Creek pitchers can paint the outside corners. Both teams hit the ball but the difference was Cedar Creek had men on bases (for scoring chances) more often.” At the start of the game, Chance Medina reached on an error and was able to steal second. He went to third on the wild pitch and Schilhab’s sacrifice groundout to starting shortstop Gaytan was enough to score Medina for the 1-0

lead. The Apaches came right back in the bottom of the inning. Kridler drew a walk, stole second and moved to third on the sacrifice by Benes to shortstop. D.J. Gonzales’ base hit brought Kridler home for the 1-1 tie. The Eagles went back on top, 2-1, in the third as Medina singled in Gonzalez with two outs. The Apaches took the 3-2 lead in the fourth as Gonzales led off with a batter hit and went to second as designated hitter Zach Perez-Clack singled. An error sent Gonzales all the way home and Perez-Clack got to third.

Another error, a throw into the dugout, gave PerezClack home for the 3-2 advantage. The Apaches will start play in the Gonzales Tournament at noon today against Victoria St. Joseph. Gonzales will play Elgin at noon tomorrow followed by Wimberley at 5 p.m., and will play two games on Saturday. Bastrop Cedar Creek 5, Gonzales 3 CC 101 002 1-5 7 4 G 100 200 0-3 5 2 CC — Edington, Martes (6)and Schilhab. G — Janota, Gaytan (7) and Benes. W-Edington (1-0). L-Janota (0-1). 2B – CC: Martes.

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ond and third in the 148, D.J. Gonzales was second in the 104, Jaime Tellez was second in the 181 and Eddie Gonzalez won third. The Lady Apaches finished in third place with 24 points, edged out of second place by Dripping Springs who scored 25 and winner Lockhart had 32 points. Laci Lock won first place in the 132, Erika Hernandez won the 220 and Elea Molina was second-place in the 165 class. In addition, Hernandez was named the first-place best lifter in the 181-and-above while Lock was the third best lifter for the 97-165 range. Lady Apaches beat Cedar Creek in extra innings Gonzales improved to 6-2 on the year when they edged Bastrop Cedar

Creek, 4-3, in eight innings Tuesday night. Lindsey Akers earned the win for the Lady Apaches with seven strikeouts in the game. Top hitter was Tori Lester who went 2-for-4 with a home run.

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Stafford named to AllState football team Shiner junior running back/linebacker Jacob Stafford was named as Honorable Mention Linebacker on the 62nd Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A All-State Football Team. Stafford was a mainstay on the tough Comanche defense that helped guide the team to a 12-2 season and very close to playing in the Class 1A title game as they fell to Mart, 42-7, in the state semifinals back on Dec. 14.

In the third inning, Wishert got a walk, Bozka singled and Morgan Simper’s hit scored Wishert. Shayla Simper then hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Bozka. Boerne Champion 2, Gonzales 0 In softball, you can play very well on defense and give up maybe just a run or two. But if you cannot produce on offense, it can be difficult to win. The Lady Apaches had a near-flawless game on defense against Boerne Champion, but the Lady Chargers managed to squeeze a couple of runs in, winning 2-0 Thursday evening. “We did well on defense but did not execute on offense when we needed it,” Hatcher said. “The team worked hard the entire

game and that is hard to teach.” With two outs in the top of the first, Shayla Simper got a triple to get Gonzales going but the Boerne Champion defense held. Boerne Champion managed to get one runner on via an error, but fly balls to Morgan Simper and Lindsey Akers ended any threat of scoring. In the bottom of the second, Stephanie Crumrine doubled and moved to third on the sacrifice by teammate Jenna Widdel. Crumrine was left on base when Akers struck out the next two batters. In the bottom of the third, the Lady Chargers made the breakthrough. Caitlin Hecker got a double and went to third on the single when Brooke Wallace laid down a bunt that was grabbed by Akers and thrown to first baseman

Philippus. Wallace was ruled to beat the throw. Mikayla Kerr was walked to load the bases. Maddie Boyers singled into left field to score Hecker and Wallace. In the top of the fifth, Gonzales got consecutive hits from leadoff Morgan Simper and La Fleur. Boerne Champion ended any chances with a double play later in the inning. The Lady Chargers got a double from Kerr and Crumline got a hit to send Kerr to third ,but Gonzales held as Magallanes at shortstop caught fly balls for outs. Shayla Simper got a hit in the top of the sixth but Gonzales was unable to bring her home, and Boerne Champion got two base runners before the officials called time on the game. Gonzales 14, Luling 0

Gonzales opened pool play Thursday morning with a 14-0 win over the Luling Lady Eagles. The Lady Apaches went ahead 3-0 in the first inning and brought in seven runs in the second period. Lindsey Akers (1-0) won her first game of the season with one hit, six strikeouts and no walks in three innings worked. At the plate, Kristeney Magallanes was 3-for-3 with her first home run of the season and two doubles; Akers was 3-for-3 withtwo doubles and three runs; Morgan Simper hit 3-for-3; Carly Box went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs; Shayla Simper was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs; Kortney Wishert batted 1-for-2 with one run; Cassidy La Fleur was 1-for-1 and Tori Lester hit 1-for-2.

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Garage Sale: Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 till sold out. 1328 Hastings. Furniture, knick knacks, dishes, clothes & misc. Cancel if rain.

MISC. FOR SALE
ing $1,000. Good for autistic children or speech impaired children or adults. kathy, 830-8576646. -------------------------Golf Clubs. 2 sets w/bag. $50 each. Great for aspiring Tigers. Call 4372046. -------------------------Horse blanket great condition paid $70 asking $45 obo, treadmill, good condition, works, asking $125 obo. Call or text, (830) 857-6487. -------------------------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. 361594-2507. -------------------------21” RCA TV, great for kids room or 2nd TV. $75. Call 437-2046. -------------------------MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Hohner acoustic guitar w/case. Good for student, $75. Keyboard, Casiotone, TT 360, $125. 437-2046. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------Wicker Screen Room divider, red poppy design. $45. Lg. rattlesnake skin, mounted on panel, $150. Camping travel pot, $20, Antique Bathtub, $550. 512-9174078. -------------------------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. -------------------------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, en-

MISC. FOR SALE
tertainment 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.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

NOTICES
FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students

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
EOE M/F

ASSISTANT MANAGER

HELP WANTED
Kitchen Help Wanted. Restaurant/ POS experience preferred but not required. Please call 830-519-4280. Gonzales. -------------------------Delivery Driver Wanted. Must have reliable transpor-

MISC. FOR SALE
7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------Poulan Weedeater, $50; Poulan Leaf Blower, $50. Excellent condition. 361208-3565. -------------------------For Sale: Pogo Stix, orange, 10-yrs & up, $10.00. UT Color Western Jacket, pants, culottes, cute, Size 8, $15.00. Go UT Longhorns. 830-263-4608 -------------------------For Sale: Mattress Set, floor lamps, freezer. Come by Care Free Inn, Gonzales, 1804 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr. -------------------------5.0 Chest type freezer, 2 TV’s, 1 19”, 1 - 25”, 3 infant car seats. Excellent Condition. Call 830203-8633. -------------------------Kohler 15” water saver toilet, used 2 months. Paid $200, asking $100 cash. Call Barbara, 830672-1106. -------------------------For Sale: BGR 14 Series Bottom Mounted Swing Glass Door Refrigerator by Master Built. Contact Carolyn at Gonzales Poultry. 672-7954. -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, men’s jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------Ranch Hand grill guard for 20002006 Ford Pickup, 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton. Good condition. $250. Call 830-5404277. -------------------------DynaVoxV series 5. Communication device - has keyboard, m o u s e , c h a r g e r, case. Works great. new $8,000. Can go on internet, read ebooks, play music, download pictures & programs. Ask-

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING

Family Link Treatment Services cordially invites comments and/or attendance to a public hearing on March 5, 2013 at 13326 Highway 183 North, Gonzales, TX 78629. The meeting is open from 1pm to 5pm. Comments concerning the application for child care and treatment services may be directed to the inspector, Jolynn Lara, Licensing Representative at (512) 834-3180 or by mail at Child-Care Licensing, 14000 Summit Dr., Austin, TX. 78728. Family Link intends to offer services to up to 20 children in Foster Care, ages 0-17 with a focus on keeping large sibling groups together along with transitional living services for youth who are 16 and over.
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Public Hearing

INVITATION FOR BIDS Gonzales Housing Authority (GHA) is inviting bids from automobile/truck dealerships to provide a quote on a new 2012/13 or quality demo Super Cab Truck and Crew Cab Truck. The following features: Ford F-150 or equivalent: Acceptable manufacturers include Chevrolet, GMC but not limited to. Super Crew and Crew Cab: List standard equipment that will be included in quoted price. *EXTERIOR, INTERIOR, FUNCTIONS, SAFETY/SECURITY & WARRANTY Provide picture Tan in color (negotiable) Quotes will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Gonzales Housing Authority Office located at 410 Village Drive, (P.O. Box 43), Gonzales, Texas 78629, at which time bids will be open and received. A bid tabulation will be sent upon request. GHA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. GHA is tax-exempt. Contact: Jeanette Conquest, Executive Director, 830-672-3419.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The Waelder Housing Authority will receive qualification statements from interested firms or individual to provide Project Management and Inspections for Construction Remodeling services associated with the Housing Authority. The qualification-based submittals must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and labeled as follows: Waelder Housing Authority, Project Management Services, RFQ, Due Thursday, March 14, 2013 by 12:00 p.m. The RFQ must be addressed to Jeanette Conquest, Executive Director, 220 North Avenue A, Waelder, Texas 78959. Late submissions will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Submittals will be held in confidence and will not be released in any manner until after the contract award. All submittals shall be evaluated and the most qualified ranked responsive and responsible firm/individual will be invited to enter into discussions to refine the scope of work and negotiate a fee for the services. If negotiations are successful a contract will be awarded to the responsible firm/individual whose qualifications; price and other factors are deemed most advantageous to the Waelder Housing Authority. The Waelder Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any and all submittals. Contact Jeanette Conquest 830-203-0009 PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICES

AUCTIONS

504 St. Michael Gonzales
www.IntegrityAuctions.biz

Sun., Feb. 24 10:00 a.m.

ESTATE AUCTION

FIREWOOD
Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430. -------------------------For Sale: Post Oak Firewood - year old - size and quantity to fit your need. Delivery available. Call for prices, 830-5404776 or 830-8573273.

Furniture, Tools, Household, Riding Mower, Appliances. 13% B.P., CC, Cash or Checks
J. Molnoskey Auctioneer #15091 512/557-3333

Call 672-7100 to subscribe.
PUBLIC NOTICES

HAY FOR SALE
Fertilized Coastal mix square bales. $7.50. Call 5403923.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

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.
WANTED:

FARM EQUIPMENT
Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633.

Thanks for Advertising in the Gonzales Cannon
HELP WANTED

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

CDL DRIVERS NEEDED

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FARM EQUIPMENT
5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video

FARM EQUIPMENT
on baleflipper.com. $13,500. 512-5655927.
Call 672-7100 to subscribe.

FURNITURE
Table with 4 chairs, Loveseat, Southwestern design, Queen size bed w/ mattress & boxsprings, Girls white iron daybed, mattress, boxsprings, pop up unit, matching white desk, white china cabinet. All excellent condition. 830203-8633. -------------------------Large china cabinet, $200.00 . 830672-2604. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181. -------------------------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

FURNITURE
mattress set, $200; complete desk w/ hutch, $30; Dining Room table with 4 high back chairs, solid wood, $300; Low back swivel recliner rocker, $150. Call 672-3728. -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions, $175. Black metal futon with mattress & cover. Like new. $75. 830-540-3382.

AUTOS
830-832-3163. -------------------------“SIMPLY THE BEST deals on new Chevrolets and GMCs AND over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grafe Chevrolet GMC, Hallettsville, TX 800-798-3225 or 361-798-3281 or GRAFECHEVYGMC. COM” -------------------------For Sale: 1995 Ford F-250, Ext. Cab, 4x4, V-8, Automatic Transmission, Heavy Duty, Good Work Truck, Good condition, 830672-2192. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------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.

MOBILE HOMES
USED SINGLEWIDE Like New! - Super Nice Shape! Only $17,900. Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------EARLY BIRD TAX REFUND! Don’t wait to buy your home! Got taxes coming back? Get started now while interest rates are 3.85%. Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------WHOLESALE USED DOUBLEWIDE 2011 - Like New ONLY $64,900. 4/2 28x64! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------FANTASTIC 4BR on 4.6 ACRES Beautiful - land and home package. This home is super nice. Very private! comes with a barn and fenced! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------OIL FIELD HOUSING! Manufactured homes that sleep up to 16 men C O M F O R TA B LY ! READY NOW! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------Do Not Wait on your tax refund get pre-qualified; Select you’re home from Single, Double, New or Used. Fayette Country Homes, 800-3696888. Open till 6pm, 7 days a week. (RBI 32896) -------------------------Large Selection of Repo’d Doublewides 3 & 4 bedroom, Clean, Delivered, Set with Air-Save Thousands. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 979743-6192. Open Sundays 1-6. tierraverdehomes.com (RBI 32896) -------------------------Land and Home Sheridan. 2003 American Homestar 28x56 NICE... Must See. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 979743-6192. Open Sundays 1-6. (RBI 32896). -------------------------3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. --------------------------

MOBILE HOMES
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.

HOMES FOR RENT
by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------2 room river cottage on Lake Gonzales. Partially furnished. You pay for electricity. $500/+ deposit. Bob, 830203-9790. -------------------------3/2 house for rent in Gonzales. $1,350/ mo., $1,350/sec. deposit. Call 830-4014123. -------------------------3/2, house for rent. Living room, Den, Kitchen. 5 miles S. on FM 3282. $800/ mo., $800/Dep. Call 437-2370. -------------------------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. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/mo. No pets/smokers. 512415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------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 BBQ’s 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. -------------------------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.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is now hiring Salesperson
Skills needed: Product Knowledge, Computer Skills (General), Customer Service oriented, Full time, Guaranteed! 40 hours per week.

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply
2031 Water St. (Hwy 183 N) Gonzales Tx 78629

Send Resume or Apply in person NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, 3 bedroom/1 bath, fully furnished Mobile Homes for Rent. “MOVE IN SPECIAL”. $675 for the first three months, $775 the fourth month and after! $675 for deposit. More information: 361-293-3420/361582-6593/361-7980816, 900 Old Shiner Rd. Yoakum, Tx. -------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603. -------------------------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. -------------------------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, 361582-6593 or 361798-0816. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2bed, 1 bath trailer. New kitchen floor. For more information call Samantha at 830-857-5812.

AUTOS
1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engine is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830540-4430. -------------------------Car and truck rims for sale. 15” and 14” rims. Can be used on trailers, trucks or older cars up to 1980. 4372232. -------------------------2007 Ford Escape, 150K miles - mostly highway. Well maintained - Runs Great.

Certified Nurse Aide Med/Surg Full-time Night Shift (12 hour shifts)
Minimum one-year experience required

Competitive salary and excellent benefit package Please contact the Human Resources Office Yoakum Community Hospital (361)293-2321, extension 108 or for more information, visit our website at www.yoakumhospital.org

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Holmes Foods, Inc. is seeking a Safety Technician for our Poultry Processing Plant in Nixon, Texas. Candidate must have the following qualifications: safety training, knowledge of OSHA 1910 Safety Regulations, first aid, able to work flexible hours, and be self-motivated. Bilingual is preferred. Interested applicants should fax resume to Jimmy Newman, at (830)582-1767 or call (830)582-1551, ext. 226 to set up an interview.

SAFETY TECHNICIAN

$12.00
Per Hour
Buc-ee’s #15

Apply today - Start today! Production/Poultry Processing:
• Back Dock Hanger • 2nd Processing • Sanitation (Nights)

ROOM FOR RENT
Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.

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

Holmes Foods Feed Mill:

Maintenance
10pm-6am
114 Hwy. 90A, Gonzales, Texas 78629
http://bucees.com/careers.html

2170 FM 108, Gonzales, TX (830) 672-9100 • Driver - CDL, Class B

HOMES FOR RENT
318 DeWitt. 3BR/3BA, $900/ mo., $1,000/dep. CA, Big back yard. 830-445-9294. -------------------------Home for Lease: 624 Qualls, Gonzales. 3/2, remodeled, must pass credit, employment and rental check. for information and application, call 713825-9532. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent

Holmes Foods Hatchery

5628 FM 1116, Gonzales, TX 830-672-9140 • Bus Driver - Class A or B CDL
Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Drug screening as applicable to position.

MOBILE HOMES
TRADE YOUR OLD HOME TODAY! We pay top dollar for trades! No money down! Singlewides, Doublewides, Triplewides, Park Models, Cedar Cabins! Call now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. --------------------------

Human Resources

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

Are you struggling to find the right job! The door of opportunity awaits you!

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Meet our Team
Friday-Feb. 22, 2013 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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.

RV SITES FOR RENT

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HELP WANTED

The Heights of Gonzales
701 N. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX 78629 830-672-4530, Elaine Baker @ ext. 4532 www.theheightsgonzales.com

Production / Poultry Processing:

NOW HIRING!!
Supervisor

Voted Best Place to Work 2012

We may have the perfect opportunity for you!

Responsible for managing processing of department. Responsible for planning and maintaining work systems, procedures, and policies that enable and encourage optimum performance Responsible for planning and allocating resources to effectively staff and accomplish departmental productivity and quality goals. Plan, evaluate and improve the efficiency of processes and procedures to enhance speed, quality, efficiency and output of department. Day Shift Monday - Friday Competitive pay /BOE Excellent benefits: Health, Medical, Vision, 401K
Call Human Resources at 830-582-1619 for more information or email resume to: cnivens@holmesfoods.com 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas Si Habla Español

RV’S FOR SALE

28 ft. BPull TT’s $6,450. Ask for CASH price.
Queen Bed & Bunks..Full Kitchen & Bath. Financing. See at
www.txtraveltrailers.com.

979-743-1514 or 800-369-6888

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HOMES FOR RENT
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.

FOR LEASE
979-292-6154 or 979-798-5398. -------------------------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)

HOME SERVICES
2727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------LOOKING FOR A JOB Certified Nursing Assistant. Not hiring but looking for work as a Live-in caregiver or Live Out in San Antonio or Seguin area. Have 30 + years experience. CPR certified. Loving, dependanble and experienced with Home Health, Agencies, Hospice, and have a big heart. If interested please call 830391-4837. -------------------------Camera work for businesses, promotional uses, editing titles. 830263-0909. creativechannel@live. com. -------------------------For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

RV’s FOR SALE
- 2 A/C’s - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000. -------------------------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 RENT
RV Sites Available in Nixon. $350/mo. includes utilities. Call 830-857-6921.

PETS
672-7954.(TFN)

LIVESTOCK
4251.

REAL ESTATE
sizing 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.

LIVESTOCK
For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------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. -------------------------DISPERSAL SALE. Miniature donkeys (28” to 36”), male and female, solid and tricolored, 6 mos. to 4 years. Four year olds may be registered with vet exam/affidavit. Excellent pets, loves people. Priced according to gender, age and color. 830672-6265 or 8574251. -------------------------Dwarf Nigerian goats (miniature), multicolored, male and female, 3 mos. to 2-3 years. 830672-6265, 830-857-

REAL ESTATE
Better than rent. Built in 2005, 2BR/1BA on 2.3 Acres West of Gonzales. Paved frontage. Nice View. Spacious Living and great country kitchen. Only $109,500. Realtor. Rafe Jackson, Broker. 512217-3171. -------------------------House for sale by owner. 2BR/1Bath CA/H. $65,000. 830234-3415 or 830279-7900. -------------------------Low Down on a 3/2/1136sq ft. home. Asking $79,800 w/ only $800 down. 202 East Lee Smiley, TX. Call Mr Smith, 855847-6806. -------------------------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. -------------------------FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, single story home in Gonzales. Beautiful wet bar and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. Large pantry utility room. 2 car garage with workshop, nice pool and spa, huge covered porches. All on or nearly 1/2 acre. $249,000. Call 210-844-4963. -------------------------Older couple down-

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

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

APTS. FOR RENT
Efficiency apartment. EVERYTHING furnished. Pots, Pans, towels, TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830875-3028. -------------------------Two 2 BR. Apts. Fully furnished, Wi-Fi/Cable, covered parking. Good neighborhood. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. 6726265 or 857-4251. -------------------------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.

TRAVEL TRAILERS FOR RENT
Travel Trailer. EVERYTHING furnished. TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830-875-3028. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30’ Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28’ Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095. --------------------------

PETS
Free Puppies. Five Lab/Cocker Spaniel Mix. 830-857-0459. -------------------------Precious long haired Chihuahua puppies. Pure bred. 9 wks. old. Born Thanksgiving. 1st shots & wormed. Paper trained. Males & Females. Playful and very cute. Raised in my home with a lot of love. $200/each. 1-830-560-6668. -------------------------Free kittens. Call 361-594-4307. -------------------------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. Livestock show contestants, we carry feeders, waterers, heat lamps, access for show birds. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street,

WANT TO RENT
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.

LAWN & GARDEN
Willing to mow lawns in morning or evening. Also will do weedeating. Not affiliated with any company’s. 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)

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

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House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you don’t want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private setting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-437-

CHILD CARE
I am looking for a sitter for my 6 year old daughter for before and after school a few days a week. Preferably someone who can come to my home. References and experience required. Contact me at 830203-9159. -------------------------Mom, 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. Let’s 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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The City of Flatonia is accepting applications for Water & Waste Sr. Technician. Duties will include but are not limited to assisting in the maintenance of all city utilities. Qualified applicants must have 2-3 years of experience in all phases of municipal water line installation and maintenance. Applicants who possess Class ‘C’ water/ waste water licenses from TCEQ preferred or ability to obtain “C” water and wastewater licenses within 1 year. Please come by City Hall (125 E. South Main) for more information or to pick up an application or check http://www.destinationflatonia.com/ business-employment_opps.html for more information and an application. EOE.

FOR LEASE
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. 12 miles North of Gonzales on CR 284. $1,000. Taking App’s now. Available March 1st.

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57 Acres just north of I-10 Near Waelder. Brush, oaks, hay fields, 2 tanks, 3/2 home, barn w/electricity, apartment. Equipment. Part minerals. $275,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres. NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre.

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Texas Elks Childrens Services is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic LVN to work for a total of 8 weeks during our 2013 summer camp program for special needs children. Pay is $550 per week. All meals, snacks, and room and board are provided and if you have children above the age of 4, they are invited to attend camp with you and participate in all activities with our campers at no charge. We camp in style at our top notch facility. All handicapped accessible, heated and air conditioned rooms. Located in Ottine, near Palmetto State Park, 10 miles south of Gonzales off of Highway 183. Staff has every Friday evening and Saturday off in which you may go home if you choose, or stay on site and relax, or partake in a variety of local area activities. For inquiries, please email us @ txelks@gvec.net.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meteors? Asteroids? What’s going to fall from space next?
We are always teasing about the asteroids hitting the earth. Now we have had a meteor hit over in the Soviet Union. Then it comes to our attention that they have no idea what is where in outer space. We have sent all of our “junk” to outer space and now it is losing its spin and coming back to haunt us. It sounds to me that it is a little bit like that budget business up in Washington D. C. that the President and Congress are having fits about. They think that we need to balance our budget but they don’t need to balance our country’s budget. It was most interesting to me that when Will took a tire in to the Wal Mart Auto department this morning, he could not get the tire fixed. The reason was they could not find any people to work in the auto department. It truly is an interesting world that we live in today.

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Sandi Gandre
Will and I were married 46 years yesterday and that twenty-three cent loaf of bread is a thing of the past. The Belmont Community Center end of year luncheon is February 26th, at around 11:30, at the Belmont Social Club. So that date is coming up next Tuesday. Mark it on your calendars. Your prayers and thoughts are needed for the following: Joe Kotwig, Paul Villareal, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Mariessa, Ben Richter, Bill and Marie Lott, Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge”

Duncan, Mildred O’Neal, Rhonda Pruett, Matt McGrew.Terrence, Aunt Frances Gandre, Glenn Mikesh, Fletcher Johnson, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Keith Glass, Timothy and Jack Black, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Bill Bassett, Carol and husband, Marcie and Blaine Welker, The Bullards, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Mary and Pete Camarillo, Matt Pohler, Lanny Baker, Joy, Bob Young, Lucy Jones, Ann Bond; Marguerite Williams, Todd, Rita, our military and their families, and a good soaking rain Mr. Bill Lott is doing better. I got an email from my friend, Marcie Welker, who lives in Michigan. She says that they are snowed in one day and then it melts the next day and refreezes the

next. The geese flew south, then north, and finally settled in on the creek beside the house to winter. I have always told Marcie she can stay up there. Blaine is recovering pretty well from his stroke and doing best as can be expected, but keep praying. Bill Bassett is doing much better. He still has to be careful with his walking but he is walking. Will and I along with about two hundred other people enjoyed a very delicious Valentine’s Day dinner over at the Belmont Social Club. We had a heart shaped rib eyed steak cooked to perfection. Oh it was so good and tender. We each had our baked potato with all of the toppings to go with it. Then we each got a chocolate covered strawberry made by Mr. Johnny Zoboroski. We were entertained by Jeffrey Charles and his band from San Antonio. Will said that he was full before they served us the strawberries, but that just pushed him over the brink. It was a delightful evening. We enjoyed ourselves right here two miles from home

in Belmont, TX. We saw many of our friends and relatives who had the same idea. Dennis Trammel and his wife came out to eat. They live around McQueeney. Dennis has lots of other things on his mind. His son is getting married, I think this weekend. We were delighted to see Genelda Pruett, and her daughter Carol Ann and husband Kries, along with their son, Steven with several other long-time friends joining the family. Then I got a special Valentine’s card from my friends Dena and Tony Black. Kathleen Allen knows how I can’t keep up with anything and she saw these little heart shaped Vera Bradley purses. It is just perfect. I can put my little scissors, thimble, thread, and a key. That little no-tailed Dililah was appointed by Mr. Samson to work on getting a new sack of Salmon and Tuna brand One of cat food. You see Mr. Samson likes to collect papers that crackle. First off there wasn’t much cat food left in the other sack of food. Then he had

collected a whole bunch of papers and stuffed them in the sack with the food. He even collected a pair of my scissors and half of one of my stick candies to join the collection. Of course during the passing of time you know that he had to check and recheck the papers and put them in and take them back out to show whoever was necessary. Samson thought that stick candy was the best prize ever. That stick of candy had enough cat food stuck to it that it had evolved into a moving porcupine. So Mrs. Dililah gives it her best shot and she goes over to the food bowl and looks up at me and goes “Meow, Meow, Meow”. Then comes the sack of cat food with the same process. Then she knows she has it made when she goes into the long purring mode. You should have seen those two silly cats when we brought that sack of food into the house. I had an escort to their food bowl. They even ate out of the food bowl at the same time!! Have a good week. God Bless.

U.S. Navy Operations Specialist First Class John C. DuBose IV (left), stationed aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), was recently awarded a certificate of commendation for performance of his duties en route to being selected as the ship’s Sailor of the Quarter. The commendation cites his exceptional skills and initiative during recent detect-to-engage scenarios. He is the son of John and Cathy DuBose and grandson of John and Jackie DuBose. (US Navy Photo)

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

LULING — The 28th Annual San Marcos River Cleanup is happening on Saturday, March 2. Volunteers will be cleaning up the entire 90 miles of river from San Marcos to Gonzales. If you would like to help clean up the Luling River Trail put-in or take-out, the city will have dumpsters in place for trash. If you can head up a group to paddle either this stretch of river or from Stairtown to Luling, starting at 10am, or can help in any way, please contact the coordinator, Tom Goynes at 512787-5574 or tomgoynes@ mac.com.

San Marcos Cleanup set for March 2
If you would like to clean up the upper San Marcos, either in a canoe or on foot, meet at City Park in San Marcos at 10am. TG Canoe and Kayak will be supplying canoes, if you do not own one. If you want to clean up a section of river between San Marcos River Retreat and Luling, and you have your own canoe or you have a special place along the river you would like to clean on foot, meet at Shady Grove at 9am. Canoe racers will meet at Palmetto State Park at 8:30am for sections from Luling to Gonzales. Camping will be

free at both Shady Grove Campground and San Marcos River Retreat Fri. and Sat. nights. The City of San Marcos will have breakfast taco’s and a lunch for the participants on the upper San Marcos. A meal, provided by the San Marcos River Foundation, will be served at Shady Grove at 6pm for all those participating in the cleanup. If you would like to make a dessert, please drop it off at Shady Grove Sat. afternoon or contact us to make other arrangements. Hope to see you somewhere along the river.

FARM AND RANCH
cattle pens. Shiner ISD. Possible owner financing available. 361-648-4090 or 361-935-1109.

LAND
Gonzales County. Fenced with rolling hills, large tank, pond, hardwoods, Tifton 86 grass. $150,000 (713)2022485. -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544. -------------------------90x60 lot for sale. For more info, call Jose at (936) 4888115. -------------------------5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile

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from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-2634888 for information.

MISC. SERVICES
Affordable Welding Service. Call Stan, 830-857-6621. -------------------------Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Repairs, etc. Licensed & Insured. Call 830-437-5747. -------------------------Pampered Chef Demonstrator. Host a Show! It’s Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w w.pampered chef.biz/zavadil. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Re-

MISC. SERVICES
unions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumbing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment.

LAND
25 Acres on Paved Road. FM 443 in Gonzales County. Land has pasture, live oaks, stock tank. Land needs to be surveyed. 361648-4090. -------------------------30 Beautiful Acres for sale in Gonzales County, with 1/4 minerals. $6,000/ per acre. Diane, 512-655-3293. -------------------------30 acres with 10 mile views in

STORAGE
GKTK STORAGE 922 St. Peter $5.00 Off beginning March for Move In. Contact Patricia, 361-550-5334.

WANTED
Wanted: Old work western boots. 830672-7384. -------------------------Wanted: Used 1024 Gun Fire Safe. 361-798-0482.

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vWAELDER 5641 Hwy. 90, 2/2 on 2 accres........................$117,000 vGONZALES 3/2, new construction, 707 St. Francis.............$229,000 vWAELDER 97.44 acres, 4BR ranch house, great house, oil/gas inSOLD come, Ranching/Investment...... REDUCED TO SELL!............$650,000 v25.936 acres, Henry Bymer 1/3 League, close to I10, electric nearby, CONTRACT PENDING sandy loam, fronts CR420...................................................$98,800 vHARWOOD Manufactured home in excellent condition, about 1900 sq. ft., 3bed/2bath, large kitchen, locatCONTRACT PENDING ed on 5 acres with many oak trees. County water and GVEC elec. Ready for move in. Fronting Hwy. 304, 2 miles north of Hwy. 90 and about 16 miles from Gonzales. Owner/Agent. Pri ce............................................................................................$110,000 vWAELDER- 10 acres, has utilities.......................................$65,000 vFLATONIA- 2 lots (one corner) 100x125............$11,000 for both vGONZALES - 820 Oil Patch Lane, 2.25 acres (+/-), raw land with 3 sides metal equipment shed. Utilities are available at front of property, zoned heavy commercial....................................................................$125,000 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. vONE BEDROOM COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY. $600/mo, $1,000 security deposit, 650 credit rating, two years consecutive employment,outside pets only (no cats inside!). CR 420, Gonzales County.

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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.
114 Glendale, Luling - NEW LISTING - Open and inviting floor plan featured in this 3BD/2.5 BA home with many updates throughout. Fenced yard with patio and deck area. Efficiency apartment great for guests or rental income. $192,000. 532 Domino Five - NEW LISTING - Guadalupe River Frontage! 3BD/2BA home on approx. 1/3 acre. nice deck & stairs leading to water. Come enjoy the good life! $198,500. 960 S. Pecan - Modern, custom 4BD/3BA secluded home on 1 acre home on 1 acre backs to wet weather creek. Open floor plan, security and surround wired. REDUCED $338,000. $340,000. 3400 SM HWY, Luling - Large, 4BD/2.5BA on 1.5 acres just outside of town. Spacious kitchen open todining and living. Co-op water & electricity. $135,000. 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. REDUCED $172.000. $185,000. 189 CR 280, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home with sunroom and covered porch to enjoy the country views! Storage building. $79,500. The Settlement at Patriot Ranch - 2BD/2BA Main Home on 3 AC - 473 Crockett Lane - views offered with this 2BD/2BA main home and detached efficiency guesthouse. 2 car carport. $239,000.

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79.5 AC CR 281, Harwood - Partially wooded and cleared land with partial fencing. Co-op water and electricity available. 1 tank and hand dug well. Country Road frontage on 2 sides. $360,000. 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. REDUCED $410,400. $4,000/acre. 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. REDUCED $238,000. $245,000. 43 AC - 2198 Sandy Branch Rd., Harwood - Secluded with partial high fence, large tank, rustic cabin. Beautiful views. REDUCED $266,600. 111 Acres, Creek Rd - Dripping Springs - Scenic property offers partially cleared and wooded land located on high bluff with Onion Creek frontage. Minerals convey. $1,900,000.

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3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 1.66 acs., riverfront, nice M/H,........$115,000 306 McClurehome, 1pool, perfect $65,000 Rivercrest - 3BR, Bath................ condition...................................................$279,000 1618 St. Peter - Home and extra lot....$70,000 Duplex: A+ condition, rented...........$92,000 473 Crockett Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., 10 acs., perfect home, private.........$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 792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000 100 acs., I 10 access, wooded/open,................ 312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., .......................................................$6,500/ac. 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000
CONT trees................$87,500 CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H, RACT Shirley Breitschopf 153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 830-857-4142 61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac. Lynnette Cooper 3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 lynnette@gonzalesproperties.com 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. Carol Hardcastle 1 ac. Seydler830-857-3517 St...............................$25,000 8.7 acs.,can reach our staff by calling: You city limits........................$120,000 58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. Phone: 830-672-2522 ...................................................$12,000/Ac.
56+ acs., commercial/residential site, Hwy. Land 97 & FM 108,................................$10,000/ac 11.2 acs., Hwy 90.+GastRACT CONT Rd.......$5,300/Ac. 90 A East, 35 acs., home................$395,000

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 Relay to take on new look
The 2013 Relay For Life of Gonzales County will have a new look this year. Our event has been selected by the American Cancer Society to participate in a case study focusing on whether the length of event timelines affects fundraising and event participation by teams and the community. From the four proposed timeline options, the local event planning committee has chosen to try a shorter timeline. Opening ceremonies will begin as usual at 6 p.m. at the J. B. Wells Show Barn on Friday, April 5, but instead of lasting all night the event will end at 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. Even though our event timeline will be shorter this year, there will still be many familiar and special Relay moments, sights, and sounds. The luminaria ceremony, fight back ceremony, and closing ceremony will still be part of the schedule. Teams will have their booths for selling food, drinks, trinkets, and tickets for opportunity drawings. The silent auction always attracts a lot of attention and there will be games and contests plus music to add to the fun. The closing ceremony will begin at 12:30 a.m. and the final lap of RFL 2013 will conclude the event at 1 a.m. The Relay For Life planning committee has two main areas of focus during the remaining days of February: completion of both the sponsorship campaign and the online registration of teams and their participants. Both of these affect the t-shirt order that must be submitted in early March.

Therefore, those businesses, organizations, and individuals who wish to be sponsors of 2013 Relay For Life should contact sponsorship co-chairs Jo Ann Low 830857-5585 and Carla Faltisek 830-857-0993 or event chair Arline Rinehart 830-6722077 by February 28. It is hoped that the community will continue its support of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and will join us in “Celebrating HOPE Year ‘Round.” Everyone is invited to come and see how the teams have incorporated holidays and special celebrations into their team themes and fundraising activities. As in the past, together we will continue to “Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back” at a shortened version of Relay For Life of Gonzales County.

Recent Victoria College student Karly Streety had the chance to attend the inauguration of President Barack Obama. (Courtesy photo)

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Gonzales County Judge David Bird signs a proclamation recognizing Texas Food Connection Week. (Courtesy photo)

Gonzales County farmers reach out to connect with community
Farmers in Gonzales County will reach out to local customers to talk with them about how their food is grown during Texas Food Connection Week, Feb. 17-23. Farmers and ranchers across the state will organize community activities, donate to local philanthropies and seek to spur conversations with their customers during the weeklong program. “Texas Food Connection Week is about finding common ground with our customers,” said Charles Rochester, Gonzales County Farm Bureau president. “Our neighbors and friends have questions about agriculture and their food. This is an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to sit down with them and have a conversation.” Gonzales County farmers will be donating to GCAM and God’s Storehouse during Texas Food Connection Week. “We’re looking forward to getting out in the community and sharing what we do on our farms and ranches,” Rochester said. “Food is one thing that connects us all. We all want to provide our families with fresh, nutritious food that’s been grown close to home.” Texas Food Connection Week, formerly Food Check-Out Week, was established to connect farmers with their customers and spur conversations about agriculture and food-related issues, including affordability, nutrition, animal welfare, profitability and productivity. For more information about local activities and media opportunities, contact the Gonzales County Farm Bureau office at (830) 6727518 or visit http://media.texasfarmbureau. org.

Karly Streety, a recent graduate and a student at Victoria College, is one of the Outstanding University Students from across America and across the world that attended a truly American celebration – The Inauguration of the President of the United States of America. During this five day program, the collegiate Presidential Inaugural Conference did provide scholars with a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration. “The Collegiate Presidential Inaugural Conference provided students

with an opportunity to take part in historic events that coincide with the Inauguration of the President of the United States,” said Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Presidential Conference. “Something that is really wonderful about so many young people gathering in Washington, D.C. is that that it will provide them a chance to become more familiar with and attuned to the President who will govern the United States over the next four years. We certainly hope this will inspire the next generation of leaders.” Collegiate Inaugural scholars had the opportunity to interact with historians, political experts and leading decision makers to

discuss campaign strategy and presidential politics. Inaugural Scholars had the opportunity to watch the Grandeur of the Inaugural Parade, as the President, Vice President and their families make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol Building to the White House. To further commemorate Inauguration Day, the scholars attended an exclusive gala Inaugural Celebration just for them. Streety is the daughter of Philip and Jackie Streety of Smiley, the granddaughter of Julia Scarbourough and the late Joe Streety of Smile, and the granddaughter of Wilfred Block and the late Frankie Block of Cuero.

Seguin Art League featuring Biddy’s works
Wil Biddy, born William Joseph Biddy in 1926 is an oil painter that found his love for art long ago. Mostly self taught, Wil studied at Trinity University using his love of historical black and white photographs as a reference for his colorful compositions. “I love a picture that tells a story,” he says. His subjects include Amish, native American and western themes. Expressive faces with interesting character are translated into full color canvases. His best, he says, was a woman from the Lumnie Tribe who was photographed in the early 1800’s and transformed into a 33x48 canvas. Mr. Biddy served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific aboard the USS President Hayes. He found art as a way to clear his mind and declares that for him, it is “therapeutic and meditative”. Although his main love is writing, he found great joy and peace in painting until time and macular degeneration made it almost impossible to continue his work. You can view some of Wil Biddy’s work at the Seguin Oakwood Art League Gallery located at 109 N. River Street in Seguin (across from the Heritage Museum) Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. The Seguin Oakwood Art League is dedicated to encouraging emerging and evolving artists of all ages in Guadalupe County and surrounding areas. A complete list of our events for 2013 is available on seguinartleague.blogspot.com. or by visiting our website www.seguinsoalgallery.org .

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Saturn Friendship Club News

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By CAROL DUBOSE
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The Saturn Friendship Club met on February 18 at the Cistern Schoolhouse with Sandy Parr and Eva Boscamp serving as hostesses. The tables were covered with pink tablecloths showing hearts of various sizes and other Valentine heart shaped decorations. When fifteen members and two guests, Bert Clark and Sharon Benton, had arrived, the president, Sue Kalinec, welcomed the members and guests and asked Nancy Littlefield to offer thanks for the food. The meal consisted of Sloppy Joes, chips, dip, a relish tray of fresh fruits, olives, pickles, Jello Strawberry-Pineapple dessert, Red Velvet Cake, pink heart shaped marshmallows, small chocolate candies and drinks of choice. As the meal was enjoyed a small jar containing tiny heart shaped candies was passed around the table so that members and guests could examine it and guess the number of hearts it held. A lot of thought and discussion was given to the request. When everyone had finished eating and the game jar had been examined by everyone, the president called the meeting to order. The club prayer was read by all and the motto, “To make the best better !” was stated. While keeping a tight hold on her emotions, Nancy Littlefield brought a very special and touching devotional. She called attention to ”The Good and Evil” in our world. Nancy said, “All of us experience occasions where there is evil evident in the world and we also know that there is much good in our world - times when strangers show great generosity and kindness perhaps even overwhelming us with their love and support. Well, our family has experienced this in the past few weeks. On Saturday, February 2, two young men took another man who was dealing with PTSD to a shooting range. They hoped that spending time with him there might help him deal with the demons that were causing him great pain. However, he turned on them and shot them to death. One of the victims was Chris Kyle, a decorated and well-known veteran and Navy SEAL who wrote the book, “American Sniper”, telling of his 4 tours of duty in Iraq where he had more than 160 hits of the enemy and other terrorists. The other young man was his friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, the son of her husband Clarence’s

first cousin. Chad was 35 and would have turned 36 on February 11. He had a wife and a seven-year-old daughter. This was obviously a devastating blow to Chad’s family and friends and left us all trying to make sense of a senseless act. The funeral was awful but it was also wonderful. Why? Because of the amazing show of support and love from the community of Midlothian as well as other towns in the area. There were close to 2,000 at the visitation. Patriot Guard Riders stood guard at the funeral home and the church the next day and they escorted the family to the cemetery. At the visitation, two young men stood at attention beside the casket. They were not in uniform as Chad was not a veteran but we learned later they were Navy SEALS. At the funeral members of the fire department stood by the casket as we gathered in the church. Chad’s fatherin-law had just retired from the fire department. Police departments in at least two communities guarded the families’ homes during the week and escorted them wherever they needed to go. The funeral was paid for by an anonymous donor and the cemetery plots for Chad and for his wife, Leanne, when she needs it, were given by the cemetery. A fund set up at the local bank had more than $100,000 after 2 days and probably much more by now. What touched me the most were the folks standing on each corner holding flags as we went to the cemetery. Chad was not a famous person - he held no public office - but he was a good husband, father, and neighbor and a strong Christian. The scripture on the funeral bulletin was one of Chad’s favorites. It is from Lamentations: “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed. For his compassions never fail. Great is your faithfulness. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him (3: 21 - 25).” We don’t understand the demons that caused this horrible tragedy but we do have hope in God’s goodness and have seen, in the love and generosity of friends and strangers alike, that no matter what the evil is, good can overcome and can bring peace and comfort. What I want us to remember from this is to never take for granted those you love. And don’t lose opportunities to spend time with those you love and

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It And remember this from unique and interesting. of the most beloved celebra- spent five weeks at the top Philippians: “Do not be anxThe celebration of Valen- tions of the year. of Your Hit Parade in 1942. ious about anything, but in tine’s Day in Great Britain Eva handed out sheets of As the winner, Sue received every situation, by prayer began to become popular paper asking that everyone a large box of Russell Stovers and petition, with thanks- around the 17th century and list as many song titles as Chocolates in a heart shaped giving, present your requests by the middle of the 18th, it they could think of in three box. to God. And the peace of was common for friends and minutes that contained the Vivian Benton’s name was God, which transcends all lovers of all social classes word “HEART” in them. drawn for the door prize. understanding, will guard to exchange small tokens Silence filled the room She received a special gift. your hearts and minds in of affection or handwritten as memories were tested. Sandy Parr introduced Christ Jesus.” (4: 6 - 7) notes. By 1900 printed cards When the three minute time the final activity of the afterRev. Nancy Littlefield is began to replace written was up, Sue Kalinec had five. noon. It was a scrambled leta retired Ordained Minis- letters due to the improve- The Internet had listed 125. ter word game using words ter of The United Method- ments in printing technolMemorable songs had associated with Valentine’s ist Church who lives with ogy. Americans probably be- been recorded with “Heart” Day. Libby Hopkins received her husband, Clarence, in gan exchanging handmade in the title by Frank Sinatra, a prize as the winner of that Shiner. valentines in the early 1700’s. Patsy Cline, Tony Bennett, game. After a moment of silence, In the 1840’s, Esther A. Hank Williams, Elvis PresAs the meeting was adthe president announced the Howland began selling the ley, Mary Martin, Dolly Par- journed, it was announced death of Della Ballard who first mass-produced valen- ton, Billy Rae Cyrus, George that the March 18 meeting was 102 years of age and tines in America. She was Strait and others. How can will be at 1 p.m. at the Cisan Honorary Member of known as the “Mother of the anyone forget “Deep in the tern Schoolhouse with Jo Saturn Friendship. She had Valentine” as she made elab- Heart of Texas” ? This 1941 Brunner and Barbara Vinbeen a member for a very orate creations of real lace, song features lyrics by June son as hostesses. long time. Memories of her remarkable life were recalled by those who had known her through the years. Roll Call was answered by stating the number of candies each thought was in the jar. Mary Kelly came closest to the correct number of 124. She received a nice prize. The minutes of the January meeting were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was accepted as stated. The “Teapot Ladies”, Elizabeth Brosch and Frances Griggs, reported that they sent cards and exchanged telephone calls since the last meeting and were feeling closer in their friendship. The names of Jo Brunner and Vivian BenJoel Montgomery stopped by the Cannon office Friday to present a certificate ton were drawn. They are to from The Brooke Army Medical Center Army Transition Battalion to News Editor spend some time together, Cedric Iglehart honoring The Cannon’s coverage of the Warrior Transition however they choose, before program. Each year, Montgomery and his Wounded Warriors Caravan, including the March meeting. Department of Public Safety troopers, escort wounded warriors and their The Pot Luck meal was families from San Antonio to an outing at the Kemah Boardwalk. changed from March to the April meeting. Jo Brunner gave an update on the deserving single mother coping piano solo, “Prairie Morn- Clubs District VI Music with cancer that the club has By CAROL DUBOSE ing”. Festival to be held February been assisting. Jo requested Mrs. Ince’s student Con- 23rd in San Marcos at the that members continue to Special to The Cannon The Music Study Club, a ley Boatright, played two Music Bldg. on the campus pray for Donna. Eva Boscamp brought a part of the Texas and Na- piano solos, “Sonatina in of Texas State University. program about the celebra- tional Federation of Music G (1st Movement)” by The Festival Director Mary tion of Valentine’s Day. She Clubs met Tuesday eve- Beethoven and “El Mata- Thomason, requests club members come and help in stated that according to Hall- ning at the Herb Karnau dor” by Bober. Mrs. Burnett’s student this exciting, very impormark Greeting Cards, about home with David Thiede 141 million Valentine’s Day and other members assist- Christine Wagner played tant event where some 500 cards are exchanged annu- ing. Pres. Shirley Spoon two piano solos, “Willows students participate and really, this does not include called upon Herb Karnau in the Wind” by Demerest ceive a critique from judges packaged kid’s valentines for and Vida Burnett at the and “Arabesque” by Bargm- who are teachers of all sorts of music at the university classroom exchanges. Mak- piano, to present the Fed- ueller. Mrs. Ince’s student Eliza- level. There are also troing it the second most popu- eration Hymn and from lar card-sending holiday after TOGETHER WE SING, beth Neuse, played “Scher- phies to be won by students Christmas. Over 50 percent “Hail, Columbia” which is zo in B flat” by Schubert plus the chance to perform of all Valentine’s Day cards the official march for the and “Spanish Dance” by at the State level Festival set for May 18, 2013, also to be are purchased in the six days entrance of the U.S. Vice Bilotti at the piano. Mrs. Burnett’s student held at Texas State Univerprior to February 14th, mak- President. All joined to sing ing it a procrastinator’s de- and Mr. Karnau related the , Sara Campbell, played sity. Pres. Spoon noted the light. Today according to the story of the March, written “Symphony of Spring” by Scholarship Committee Greeting Card Association, in 1798. We were honored Costley at the piano. Mrs. Ince’s student, Kar- will be searching for can85 percent of all valentines to have as guests, the parents of the students, some lee Krum, played two piano didates for the Music Study are purchased by women. Valentine’s Day is also cel- of whom came from the solos, “Notturno Op. 54, Club Scholarship. She also No.4” and “Hungarian Op. recorded the volunteer ebrated in Canada, Mexico, Shiner and Yoakum areas. The program of the eve- 39, No.4”. After their pro- hours given by members in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, Italy ning was performances of gram the youths enjoyed music service outreach to and Japan. A lot has been eight students whose teach- refreshments before the persons in assisted living, nursing homes and rehalearned about the history of ers are Laurel Ince and journey home. Announcements of two bilitation centers which will this centuries-old holiday Vida Burnett. We heard from ancient Roman rituals a piano solo “The Mata- piano programs by Dr. be reported to the National to the customs of Victorian dor” by Miller and a vocal Teresa Stallworth in San Federation of Music Clubs solo “When I’ve Sung My Antonio are scheduled for chairman. All the members Songs” by Charles, played February 17th and 19th, joined to speak the NFMC by Samantha Neal and the Shiner, Texas master Collect and the meeting adsung by Miss Neal with her quilters “Spring into Quilt- journed for fellowship and teacher Mrs. Burnett at the ing” show is set for March refreshments. 15th and 16th, Opera in the The hosts Mr. Karnau and piano. Mrs. Ince’s student Han- Ozarks at Eureka Springs, Mr. Thiede, served party strawberry nah Fees played two piano Ark. has a fund raising pro- sandwiches, Kelsie Smith solos, “Half Time Show” by gram in progress and there cake with cream cheese & Alexander and “Knight’s is need for helpers who frosting, salted nuts, pickles Lance Remschel will volunteer as monitors, and olives, Creole pralines, Tale” by Rollin. 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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, planning is going well and you have been following through with your responsibilities. Expect to tweak a few things in the days to come. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, open up to a trusted friend to regarding a significant decision you have to make this week. This friend can provide some valuable perspective. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 A barrage of new ideas makes you a hot item this week, Gemini. Your brain is working overtime and you

may be shocked at what you come up with. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, expect to see eyeto-eye with your significant other this week. You will be on the same page and this will help to strengthen your relationship. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, embrace the opinions of those closest to you. Those opinions might differ from your own, but they may also provide you with some important perspective. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Try something different this week, Virgo. It may mean taking a new route to work or trying a new food. Try something that is out of your element and you may find you like it. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You will be full of energy

this week and ready to handle anything that comes your way, Libra. When you get on a roll, you may find you have some admirers. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, the coming week may try your patience. Relax when the week starts to prove too stressful, and you will make it through the week with your peace of mind intact. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/ Dec 21 Keep listening when others around you are talking, Sagittarius. You can learn valuable lessons just by keeping a trained ear on the conversation and use this information later on.

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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan

Capricorn, you may have big plans this week but that doesn’t mean you can leave all other responsibilities by the wayside. If you can’t get to things yourself, then delegate. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you crave change this week, even if it is something small and mundane. Figure out something you can do on a small level to incorporate change into your day. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 You may be inclined to help your community this week, Pisces. There are bound to be plenty of places to share your time.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Livestock Salute
Schedule Friday, March 1, 2013 At Green-Dickson Park Weight in: 7-8 a.m. Judging: 9 a.m. 1. Broilers, 2. Swine, 3. Sheep 4. Cattle Sale: 7:30 p.m.

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Shiner Livestock Show

Barbecue Chicken Dinner Sponsored by Shiner Young Farmers Chapter 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.

The Gonzales 4-H/FFA Livestock Show
Feb. 28-March 2, 2013 J. B. WELLS PARK Show BARN Thursday, Feb. 28th Arrive: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Goats, Steers, Rabbits, Commercial Heifers 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Heifers, Lambs Friday March 1 Arrive: 7:00 am to 9:00 am Swine Judging Rabbits -- 8:00 am Steers -- 9:30 am or 10 minutes after conclusion of rabbit Heifers-- will start 10 minutes after conclusion of steer Commercial Heifers -- 1:00 pm or 10 minutes after conclusion of heifers Lambs: -- 2:30 pm or 10 minutes after conclusion of Commercial Heifers Goats: -- will start 10 minutes after conclusion of lamb SALE: COMMERCIAL HEIFERS 6:30 pm Saturday March3, 2012 Arrive: 7:00 am to 8:00 am Poultry 7:30 am to 9:00 am Baked Goods Judging: Swine — 8:00 am Baked Goods — 10:00 am Poultry-- will start 10 minutes after conclusion of the swine Posting of Baked Goods Results: When Judges have results ready. Silent Auction on Baked Goods will begin @ 4:00 pm. Ends when reached maximum bid or 7:00 pm. SALE OF MARKET ANIMALS: 6:00 pm

Good Luck To All 2013 Livestock Participants!

NIXON-SMILEY LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE
MARCH 8-9, 2013 Friday, March 8th 3:00 Judging of Crafts begins 3:30 Judging of Cakes begins 7:00 Craft and Cake Awards in the arena 7: 15 Judging of Ag Mechanics in the Ag Mechanics area Judging of Broilers in the arena followed by I Judging of Turkeys Judging of Market Rabbits Judging of Breeder Rabbits Saturday, March 9th 9 a.m. Judging of Market Hogs in the arena followed by Judging of Market Lambs Judging of Market Goats Judging of Market Steers Judging of Breeder Hogs Judging-of Breeder Goats Judging of Breeder Heifers Judging of Commercial Heifers at the Commercial Heifer pens After a brief intermission, the 4-H Clover “Pee-Wee” Showmanship classes will take the ring. 5:00 Buyers Party begins 6:00 Auction begins with Joey Tomlinson The goal and purpose of the Corporation is to support the students of the Nixon-Smiley CISD, particularly those students enrolled in the FFA, FCCLA and 4-H programs.

Mohrmann’s Drug Store
Fast, Friendly Service!
413 St. George, Gonzales, Texas 78629

Get your prescriptions in minutes Competitive Pricing

(830) 672-2317

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GONZALES LIVESTOCK SHOW EXHIBITORS LIST POULTRY Bailey Bennett Devin Bennett Brett Breitschopf Dillon Catchings Caden Chrismon Jacy Chrismon Weston Davis Colton Filip Eric Flores David Gonzales Margaret Gonzales Josh Haynes River Haynes Autumn Hernandez Hailey Hernandez Tyler Janota Keaton Kuntschik Hana Lehnert Jaylee Moeller Jordan Moeller Mike Peysen Jacob Spann Ashlynn Tatsch Derrick Davis Tatsch Skylea Tatsch Sadie Thibodeaux Travis Thibodeaux Samuel Vincent Ralston Williams Wyatt Williams STEERS Madison Culpepper Tanner Hardcastle Kourtney Knesek Cheyenne Koehler James Cuatro Koehler Kailyn Malaer Travis Malaer Trent Malaer Kayla Mason Morgan Mason Dylan Mills Taylor Mills Gretchen Singleton Zachary Singleton Kelli Soefje Loni Soefje Nathan Wagner Halter Heifers Madison Culpepper Eric Flores Kayla Mason

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Dylan Mills Lane Mills Taylor Mills Sarah Peters Devin Rickman Zachary Singleton Commercial Heifers Braden Clampit Haley Clampit Jase Ehrig Kendall Fougerat Tanner Hardcastle Jake Hardcastle Case Johnson Wyatt Johnson Derek Kapavik Hope Kapavik Joseph Kapavik Ryan Kapavik Brady Oakes Cody Oakes Lane Jackson Natalie Jackson Walker Jackson Ralston Williams Wyatt Williams Madelynn Brown Ben Janecek Jed Janecek Jace Ramos Madison Stamport Taegan Thwing Trevor Thwing SWINE Mary Adamek Anna Adamek Tristan Barta Chris Brown McKenzie Caldwell Cade Davis Raven Dyer Blane Fougerat Blaine Frederick Case Johnson Wyatt Johnson Kolby Kifer Alexis Knox Madalin Kocian Ryan Kocian Justin Komoll Katarina Leist Ashleigh Luensmann Kayla Malatek Kymberlie Malatek Shaelynn Malatek Michaela Malatek Lane Mills

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Elijah Clark-Norman Le’Aeendria Clark-Norman Mackenzie Parker Quinton Parker Ashley Pekar Jeffery Pekar K’Leigh Pish Lantz Pyssen Mallory Pyssen DJ Richter Kristina Salgado Skylar Siptak Bradley Stamport Dakota Stamport Madison Stamport Sheridan Lee Tate Natalie Tenberg Sadie Thibodeaux Travis Thibodeaux Taegan Thwing Trevor Thwing Luke Tinsley Ty Tinsley Emily Vincik Cody Whitfield Kailey Williams BAKED GOODS Kiley Allen Lauren Campion Haley Clampit Kyle Krum Faith LaFleur Parker Clay Isabell Clay Kristofer Knesek Kathleen Knesek Kourtney Knesek Cuatro Koehler Kymberlie Malatek Kayla Malatek Sophie Oliver Allison Raley Emily Schramm Matthew Schramm Sadie Thibodeaux Travis Thibodeaux Jacy Chrismon Shelly Kresta Hana Lehnert Shaelynn Malatek Matthew Schramm Brie Schauer Travis Thibodeaux Jacob Spann Allie Koone Karlee Krum Caden Chrismon Continued on Page C4

Good Luck Livestock Show Exhibitors!
Oil Field & Rig Supply Environmental Supplies Oil & Greases Pipeline Supplies Electrical Supplies Valves & Fitting Industrial Supplies General Supplies

1019 Sarah DeWitt Gonzales

2031 Water St., Gonzales

WB Farm & Ranch Supply 672-7997

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Green Acres Nursery
1590 State Hwy. 97 East

Good Luck to all participants!
672-3277

672-6400

Good Luck To all Participants!
1405 Sarah DeWitt • Gonzales, TX 78629

Caraway Ford Gonzales
830-672-9646

Good Luck To all Participants!
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC
1402 E. Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX 78629

Holiday Finance
Loans up to $1,300
Serving Texas for over 40

Corporation

(830) 672-6565

830-672-6556 • 1-888-562-6588 506 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629

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Gonzales Poultry
1006 N. St. Paul Gonzales, TX 78629

Gonzales Livestock Market
David S. - 830-857-5394 Mike B. - 830-857-3900
830-672-2845
Sale Every Saturday at 10 a.m. “Working hard to insure quality service for all our customers.”

Good Luck!

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Community Health Centers Of South Central Texas, Inc
Most insurances accepted, we welcome Medicare - Medicaid. (No one is turned away for inability to pay.)
“Making a difference one life at a time since 1966”

830-672-7954

Mon.-Thurs. 8-5, Fri., 8-5 Saturday & Sunday: Closed

228 St. George Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629

Hwy 90A, Gonzales, Texas
Live Broadcast: www.cattleusa.com

830-672-6511 • Fax: (830) 672-6430

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DuBose Insurance Agency
826 Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX 78629

(830) 672-9581

D&G Automotive & Diesel Wrecker Service
830-672-6278 134 Hwy. 90A • Gonzales, TX 78629
Glenn & Linda Glass, Owners

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1405 Sarah DeWitt • Gonzales, TX 78629

Caraway Ford Gonzales
830-672-9646

www.JDCOins.com

D&D Liquor
Steve & Jane Wehlmann, Owners 102 W. Wallace, Gonzales

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Complete Pest & Termite Service
Residential - Commercial - IPM Program

Annie Oakley Pest Control

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Circle G Truck Stop
2024 South Hwy. 183 Gonzales, TX

1119 Water St. 830-672-1870\830-203-9100
annieoakleypestcontrol@yahoo.com

830-672-9477

672-1554

Best of luck to all participants in our area livestock shows!
The Cannon is proud to recognize your hard work and dedication in our annual Livestock Salute on March 21!
Scott Dierlam, Agent 1212 E Sarah Dewitt Drive Gonzales, TX 78629 Bus: 830-672-9661 Fax: 830-672-5444 www.scottdierlam.com

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WAELDER LIVESTOCK SHOW EXHIBITORS LIST STEERS Dovana Flores HEIFERS Clay Orona SWINE Caleb Ibarra Marissa Ramirez JD Martinez Jeremy Gonzales Malorie Puente Kanya Walker Trammel Walker LAMBS Pedro Hernandez Omar Garcia Colby Thorne Isabel Vela Keshaya Moore GOATS Stacy Medina Alexandra Benitez Hailey Rincon Aaron Lee Wilson Pedro Hernandez RABBITS Chelsa Nichols Steven Puente Katie Benitez Kdjea Monroe Xitaly Hernandez Abel Rincon

BROILERS Jacovan Fields Ashlynn Noyola Akiyah Reyes ARTS/CRAFTS Alex Ontiveros-Reyna Marissa Ramirez _____ SHINER FFA LIVESTOCK SHOW EXHIBITORS LIST STEERS Dillon Kalina Tyler Patek Brady Schlenker Nathan Schneider Hunter Mraz Ethan Zissa Jaace Chumchal Hannah Koenning Kris Patek Austin Remmers Brian Kloesel Matt Lerch Jacob Stafford Abby Tieken LAMBS Sarah Koenning Ally Chumchal Cassidy Simper Teandra Curtis Darian Herchek Braden Mikes Whitney Williams

Paige Dollard Chris Herman Chad Rabke Meagan Chumchal Sara Lauer Jessica Mauric Jonathon Albrecht Stephanie Coronado DJ Jaehne Chase Schroeder HOGS Ethan Berger Ryan Horsley Evel Jones Louis Meert Blake Michalec Micha Morkovsky Caleb Murile Katelyn Neubauer Weston Roller DJ Truman Caleb Curtis Jeremiah McAfee Sam Bichman Sabrina garcia Jade Kurtz Jacob Alegria Daphne Lozano Kevin Olhausen Alex Bujnoch Kelli Jamison Chad Neubauer Colby Jahn Kaci Jamison

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Craig Kneifel April Lauer Michael Lawrence Julianna Rankin Kristin Schacherl Meloni Berger Lauren Oden Hailey Tucker

BROILERS Jordan Wenske Jodi Rogers Hannah Nevlud Tamara Hajek Destiny Chumchal _____ NIXON-SMILEY LIVESTOCK SHOW EXHIBITORS LIST Cassidy Weathers, Smiley 4H Franchesca Aleman, Smiley 4-H Hailey Boatright, Leesville 4-H Trini Dominguez, Smiley 4-H Garrett Earlywine, NixonSmiley FFA Brooke Hester, Nixon 4-H Emma Lay, Smiley 4-H Shante Mendez, Smiley 4-H Chase Neubauer, Smiley 4-H Diego Pompa, Smiley 4-H Katheren Rawls, Nixon-Smi-

ley FFA Brittany Riley, Nixon 4-H Austin Rogers, Nixon-Smiley FFA Matthew Rogers, Nixon-Smiley FFA Case Samford, Smiley 4-H Riley Samford, Smiley 4-H Abby Scarborough, Smiley 4-H Mikel Scarborough, Smiley 4-H Austin Steelhammer, NixonSmiley FFA Katrina Suire, Nixon-Smiley FFA Coleton Trammell, NixonSmiley FFA Natalie Trammell, Nixon-Smiley FFA Devon Warzecha, Nixon-Smiley FFA Kaela Warzecha, Smiley 4-H Amy Woods, Leesville Cheyenne Albertson, Nixon 4-H Sidney Alvarez, Leesville 4-H Raegan Atkins, Smiley 4-H Clayton Boatright, Leesville 4-H Karley Brassell, Nixon 4-H Alexis DeLeon, Nixon 4-H Reagan DeLeon, Nixon 4-H Devhyn Fonseca, Nixon 4-H

Meaghan Fonseca, Nixon 4-H Hannah Gordon, Nixon 4-H Madison Holmes, Nixon 4-H Darian Jenks, Nixon 4-H Lilliana Jenks, Nixon 4-H Dillon Leck, Leesville 4-H Danielle Long, Smiley 4-H Austin McMain, Nixon 4-H Chasadie Medina, Nixon 4-H Trey Mejia, Smiley 4-H Javen Mendiola, Nixon 4-H Amanda Munoz, Nixon 4-H Lane Newman, Nixon 4-H John Parks, Smiley 4-H Santos Pompa, Smiley 4-H Brandon Riley, Nixon 4-H Emily Riley, Nixon 4-H Reese Samford, Smiley 4-H Blaze Sandoval, Smiley 4-H Caitlyn Sandoval, Smiley 4-H Eric Scarborough, Smiley 4-H Cody Schnitz, Nixon 4-H Tyler Schnitz, Nixon 4-H Michael Shannon, Nixon 4-H A.J. Trammell, Nixon 4-H Cason Trammell, Nixon 4-H Lexi Trammell, Nixon 4-H Kaytin Tschoepe, Nixon 4-H Josh Wilson, Leesville 4-H Conley Boatright, Nixon 4-H Nelson Fields, Nixon 4-H Cayden Kalous, Nixon 4-H Shelby Lay, Smiley 4-H Seth Wynne, Nixon 4-H

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Good Luck Livestock Show Exhibitors!
Saturn Sales
4421 Hwy. 97E, Gonzales, TX

Good Luck!

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

Good Luck to Everyone!

Good Luck To All Participants!
Capitol Monument Co.
5233 US 183N., Gonzales

830-540-4422

672-7929

Good Luck to all participants!

Caraway Ford - Nixon
603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas
830-582-1619

Good Luck to all participants!
830-582-2511

100 Hwy. 87 N., Nixon, TX 78140

201 E. 16th Street - Shiner

Boehm Tractor Sales
(361) 594-3123

Good Luck!

Good Luck to all Participants

Sale Every Monday 10:30 a.m. All Livestock Bonded and Insured W.E. “Buck” BUTLER MANAGER Nixon, Texas GARY BUTLER 830-582-1052 830-582-1944

Hwy. 87E., Nixon 830-582-1561 or 830-582-1562

NixoN Livestock commissioN

A C-Store with (More)
1701 N. Ave. E, Shiner
Beer - Bait - Ammo

Howard’s
361-594-4200

Janicek Insurance Nixon Office
830-582-1581
Stockdale Smiley Office

Good Luck!

Good Luck to All Participants!
L&M On Site Catering
W.R. Low - 830-857-3324 Jo Ann Low - 830-857-5585 landmonsitecatering@yahoo.com

191 County Road 1411 Cost, TX 78614

830-996-3148

830-587-6261

Cost, Texas, 830-437-2269 Toll Free:1-800-331-1675

Lindemann Fertilizer

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Good Luck! Person’s Flower Shop
1030 E. St. Louis Gonzales, Tx 78629 830-672-2883

Sonic Drive In
672-7090
Good Luck!
1803 St. Joseph Gonzales

Good Luck!

MBH Welding
1506 Seydler St., Gonzales
Mark Hagen

Good Luck!

Good Luck!
301 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, TX 78629 (830) 672-2851
Monday-Thursday: 9am to 5pm Friday: 9am to 6pm Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Lobby Hours

Motor Bank Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:45am to 5pm Friday: 7:45am to 6pm Saturday: Closed

830-672-6536

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Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.
Where your livestock brings top $$$ everytime!

Soncrest Eggs
925 Saint Andrew Gonzales

Good Luck!

Auction Sale Every Tuesday

Call 361-798-2542
We appreciate your business!

672-4433

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Be sure to check out our salute to our area livestock show winners March 21!
Including the pictures of the winners from the Gonzales, Nixon-Smiley, Waelder and Shiner shows

The Cannon • Livestock Salute 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Clayton Boatright — Grand Champion Market Steer - 2012 Nixon-Smiley Livestock Show. His steer sold for $6,000 to buyers Bubba and Nancy Cook, Phillip and Becky Morris, Weaver & Jacobs Construction, Lindemann Fertilizer, Hunter Industries, Caraway Ford, Nixon State Bank, Reliable Finance and Finch Funeral Chapels. Dylan Mills — Grand Champion Steer, Champion Heavyweight in the 2012 Gonzales Livestock Show

Jacob Stafford— Grand Champion Steer in the 2012 Shiner Livestock Show

GONZALES LIVESTOCK SHOW EXHIBITORS LIST (Continued from C2) BAKED GOODS Sarah Peters K’Leigh Pish Blane Fougerat Joshua Wiegang Taylor Mobbs Grace Morgan Sadie Morgan Bryn McNabb Megan Dickinson Brenna Rainey Keela Hoffmann Allison Raley Hana Lehnert Kyla Stamps GOATS Bailey Bennett Catherine Brown Peyton Brown Lauren Campion Braden Clampit Haley Clampit Madison Culpepper Weston Davis Zachary Davis Aspen Flach Kameron Glass Taylor Glass Jacey Henrichs Jessica Henrichs Kiley Hinze Ashtyn Kardosz Allie Koone Karlee Krum Kyle Krum Keaton Kuntschik Samantha Kuntschik Hunter Laqua Devin Lehnert Adrien Masek Megan Massey Taylor Mobbs Peyton Ruddock

Emily Schramm Matthew Schramm Brendan Yoakum Dillon Zella LAMBS Neally Basquez Lauren Campion Weston Davis Zachary Davis Aspen Flach Jacey Henrichs Jessica Henrichs Emma Herman James Herndon Allan Jaehne Clayton Johnson Shelly Kresta Hannah Lorton Michaela Malatek Emma Morrow Kendall Morrow Madison Morrow Hailey Pape Rode Paskie Brie Schauer Trent Schauer Josie Stowers Harlee Tuch Michael Williams RABBITS Danni Blair Breanna Baker Rebekah Baker Devin Benes Ryan Benes Caden Chrismon Isabell Clay Parker Clay Isabella Crawford Scarlett Crawford Logan Dement Ethan Ehrig Eric Flores Haven Flores Kendall Fougerat Johanna Green

Patrick Green Jacey Haile Mikayla Harper Carlie Hernandez Keela Hoffmann Melissa Holt Garrett Hurley Ben Janacek Jack Janacek Maria Janacek Hope Kapavik Kathleen Knesek Kristofer Knesek Samantha Kuntschik Faith LaFleur Tesha Landry Kayla Malatek Kymberlie Malatek Shaelynn Malatek Mitchell McElroy Kristin McKinney Bryn McNabb Monica Miller Atlanta Moore Cheyenne Moore Max Moore Sophie Oliver Brenna Rainey Jace Ramirez Pilar Romero Morgan Simper Madison Stamport Kyla Stamps Joshua Weigang Bobby White Harley Whitfield Bre Wolff Mikayla Wyatt Kyle Wyrick BREEDER RABBITS Lauren Campion Kathleen Knesek Kristofer Knesek Kymberlie Malatek Shaelynn Malatek Joshua Weigang