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sure of Middlebuster Road from 3-6 p.m. Saturday for the troop to hold its first Soap Box Derby. “You guys have done such a good job of paving that road, we’d like to borrow it for a while,” Troop 262 scout master Dennis Nesser quipped. Councilman Gary Schroeder later referred to Middlebuster
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City to hike long-term RV space rates
Road as “our new racetrack.” Soap Box Derbies were a popular event for youngsters in the 1950s and 60s in many areas of the country. Scouts have built their nonmotorized racers almost entirely from available recycled materials. Council enthusiastically approved the request. The Council also moved to get the city out of the RV-park busi-
Turn out to salute our wounded heroes when a caravan from Fort Hood passes through Gonzales May 17 to participate in the Warrior Weekend in Port O’Connor. See Page A12 for details.
Robert Downey Jr. is back as the eccentric Tony Stark in Iron Man III, and it may his best effort ever in the role. See Page B1 for a review.
The Gonzales Education Foundation recently introduced North Avenue students to the wonders of engineering. See Page B12 for details.
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Gonzales City Council on Tuesday set new rates on RV space rentals at city-owned facilities and a pass-through electric rate hike to utility customers and also gave approval to the city’s first “racetrack.” Council approved a request from Boy Scout Troop 262 for the clo-
ness, a position it found itself in unintentionally at the start of the Eagle Ford oil boom as hundreds of oilfield workers moved into town and became semi-permanent residents at Gonzales’ park facilities because of a lack of available housing. Council voted to raise the monthly space rental for RV spots COUNCIL, Page A9
Historic church gets a facelift
Women’s Center to celebrate opening
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Gonzales Healthcare Systems will host a grand opening of the Jane Johnson Women’s Imaging Center in ceremonies from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the hospital, 1110 N. Sarah DeWitt Dr. in Gonzales. Gonzalers becomes the first rural community hospital in Texas to offer the 3D Mammography technology,
and the center also will offer stereotactic biopsy as well as bone densitometry. Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest screening and diagnostic technology available to them. The Jane Johnson Women’s Imaging Center is the first rural community hospital in the State of Texas to offer 3D mammography for breast cancer screening with a Selenia Dimensions digital mammography system. Selenia Dimensions is the latest generation of mammography equipment from Hologic, a women’s health company, and a leader in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Offering women one of the latest technologies in mammography, Gonzales Healthcare Systems is working to increase the number of area women who will be routinely screened. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 89 percent. “Gonzales Healthcare Systems is committed to the fight against breast cancer,” explains Kathleen Koerner, DO, MS, Board Certified General Surgeon with specialized training in breast CENTER, Page A9
Several of the intricate and beautiful stained glass windows at Gonzales’ historic Episcopal Church of the Messiah will be leaving town Friday for a trip to Iowa for repair and restoration as renovations at the church continue. The church, built in the 1880s, is part of Gonzales’ Texas Museum District — the only historic museum district in the state. The windows will be shipped to the main studio of Associated Crafts in Fairfield, Iowa, while workmen prepare new framing for them here. The windows, along with the rest of the church exterior, will also be receiving protective coatings to better restist aging. Some of the windows of the church have already been restored (right) while work continues inside. (Photos by Dave Mundy)
Dependence continues to grow
More than 1 in 5 county residents is on food stamps
ing counties are seeing residents enrolled in the program at a far higher rate. A recent article in daily online Slate Magazine by Chris Kirk noted that the number of persons qualifying for food assistance has more than doubled since the year 2000, and those numbers have increased dramatically during the presidency of Barack Obama. “Under President Obama’s watch, the value of the benefits SNAP, Page A9
By DAVE MUNDY
More than one person in five in Gonzales County participates in the federal food stamp program, known officially as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and that number has grown significantly in just the last decade — but neighbor-
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Today in Texas History
On this day in 1930, an angry mob stormed the Grayson County courthouse in Sherman and lynched an African-American farm hand accused of raping a white woman. The ensuing riot was one of the earliest and worst examples of racial violence during the Great Depression, and initiated a flurry of similar incidents in Texas. Despite the efforts of a small detachment of Texas Rangers, including the legendary Frank Hamer, the mob burned the courthouse and most of the town’s black business section, prompting Governor Dan Moody to impose martial law. Eventually, fourteen men were indicted on various charges, though lynching was not among them. By October 1931, only two of the fourteen had been convicted, one for rioting and the other for arson.
Judge reduces bond for man accused in double murder
By CEDRIC IGLEHART
May 9, 1930
A bond reduction was granted Wednesday morning in the 2nd 25th District Court in Gonzales for one of the men charged with capital murder in connection with the double homicide that occurred at a Gonzales nightclub last year. Rashad Larry Rudolph, 21, has been held in the Gonzales County Jail on $250,000 bond ever since his arrest in New Orleans on Oct. 23, 2012. He was initially charged with capital murder in regards to the events
Gonzales Police Report
Here Is The Gonzales Police Department Report For The Period Of April 29-May 5: April 29 16 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Failure To Attend School At 1800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1500 Blk St. Peter St. April 30 Reported Indecency With A Child Off Of College St. Reported Theft At 400 Blk College St. Reported Theft At 1800 Blk Church St. May 1 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 700 Blk St. Joseph St. May 2 Reported Disorderly Conduct At 1600 Blk St. Louis St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1500 Blk Seydler St. May 3 Reported Disorderly Conduct At 800 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 300 Blk Highway 90-A. May 3 Pete Salvador Cruz Of Austin Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At Highway 183 North. May 4 Reported Runaway At 1600 Blk Sycamore St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1000 Blk Henry St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 2300 Blk CR 197. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 500 Blk St. Vincent St. May 5 Stephen Henry Hobbs, 26 Of Arkansas, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance At 2800 Blk Water St.
Gonzales Co. Sheriff’s Office Report
Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office report for April 28-May 4: 04/28/13 Moran, Adam Lee, 11/1985, Kerrville. Driving while License Invalid with previous Convictions/ Suspension without Financial Responsibility. Released on $1,500 Bond. 04/29/13 Rivera, Richard Glenn, 09/1980, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence w/intent to Impair. Remains in Custody. 05/01/13 Lincoln, Ronnie Dean, 09/1959, Austin. Driving while License Invalid with previous Conviction/ Suspension without Financial Responsibility. Released on $1,500 Bond. 05/02/13 Cruz, Ruben Felipe, 09/1989, Brookshire. Local Warrant – Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Requires $1,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Neal, Boyd Allen, 01/1985, Baytown. Local Warrant – Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction. Released on $2,000 Bond. 05/03/13 Hicks, Richard Lee, 06/1972, Cedar Creek. Commitment/Sentence – Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 >1G <4G. Released – Weekender/ Work Release. Rhodes, George Edward, 12/1968, Seguin. Commitment/Sentence – Aggravated Robbery. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Fonseca, Henry, Jr., 06/1965, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Ochs, Karina Ann, 10/1971, Moulton. Commitment/Sentence – Secure Execution of Document by Deception <$1,500 <$20K. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processing’s: GCSO 09 DPS 00 GPD 03 WPD 03 NPD 02 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 17
that took place last Oct. 7 when two men were killed outside of a Gonzales nightclub. Frederick Lamon Smith, 39 of Gonzales, died that night after he was struck by gunfire in the 1400 block of Kleine, across the street from The Ebony Club. Taylon Edow Porter, 23 of San Marcos, was also shot and transported to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. The men were two of four people who were injured during the incident. Rudolph is currently being charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of tampering/fabricating physical evidence with an intent to impair investigation and one count of murder. Assistant district attorney Keri Miller told the court that their investigation revealed that Rudolph left the scene in question and secured a shotgun before returning to the area where shots had been fired. Judge W.C. Kirkendall questioned Miller about the language of Rudolph’s indictment, which he found to be “confusing.” “By exhibiting that weapon he threatened everyone who saw that firearm,” responded Miller. Rudolph testified that he lives with James Washington in Cuero during parts of the year when the semi-pro football league he is a part is in season. Washington, who is a coach on the team that Rudolph plays for, has been giving Rudolph shelter off and on for the last
three years, according Rudolph’s testimony. Rudolph further said he owns no vehicle or property, and had no idea that some of the other men present at the scene of the crime had ties to a gang commonly known as The Crips. While acknowledging he knew who they were, he characterized Parris Brown, Robert Garcia Jr., Larvell Roy and Robert Patton – all of whom have been charged in connection with this case – as being “friends of a friend.” Rudolph said he is essentially a resident of New Orleans, has no familial ties to Gonzales County, and only resides in Cuero when he’s playing football, where he draws a salary of $250 per week and is pursuing his GED. After Miller told the judge that the State had determined that Rudolph was not one of the actual shooters on the night in question, Kirkendall reduced his bond from $250,000 to $50,000. As of press time, he had not made bond. In other proceedings from Wednesday, the court: • Reset the cases of the trio involved in a brawl at the Silver Star Saloon last December. Donna Allen retained a court-appointed attorney and was reset for June 5. Her brother, Alvin Brister III, also had a court-appointed attorney assigned and was reset for June 21. Allen’s son, Roger Gonzales, retained his own attorney and was also reset for June 5. The trio was implicated in a fight that left the bar’s owner, Kenny Rodgers, beaten and
later hospitalized after he underwent reconstructive surgery on his face. • Sentenced Christopher Allred and Dennis Wilson to one year of deferred misdemeanor probation. Both men were arrested during raid that took place on Jan. 8, 2011 when 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 Gonzales constable Raleigh Measom raided an active cockfighting facility in northern Gonzales County. The men were initially found guilty of felony cruelty to livestock animals, but had their sentences reduced after striking plea bargain agreements with the State. Kirkendall issued their sentences after he received the results of their respective pre-sentencing investigation reports. Allred was additionally assessed a fine of $800. • Reset the case of Corey Hunt to June 21. Hunt was indicted last July 19 for aggravated sexual assault of a child. He is alleged to have made sexual contact with a 12year old Waelder girl that began with conversations on the Internet and text messaging. He was arrested last March in rural Gonzales County during a raid by the Waelder Police Department. During the search, WPD found and seized about half a dozen cell phones and other assorted digital media.
The Cannon is getting ready for this year’s Graduation Salute, and it will be bigger and better than ever! This year’s edition will salute the senior graduates from Gonzales, Nixon-Smiley, Waelder, Luling, Shiner, St. Paul, Moulton, Flatonia and Yoakum High Schools.
Yoakum Police Report
Yoakum Police Department report for April 29May 5: 05/02/13 Case #13-144, Theft-B, 610 Henrietta; Disposition, Investigation. 05/03/13 Case #178617, Warrant Arrest, Hart, Nora, 31, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense, CPF#12-802-No Insurance; Disposition, Fine/$489/Rel. Case(s) #178623, 178632, 178633, Warrant Arrest, Gonzalez, Teresa, 50, Yoakum, 209 E. Gonzales; Offense(s), 1. W#11-572-speeding, W#12-224-Failure to appear, 2. W@1418902-Theft, W#1418903Theft, 3. W#22805-FTA-Fraud; Disposition(s), 1. Fine/$218/Trans/LCSO, Fine/$214/Tran/LCSO, 2. Bond/$10,000/Trans/LCSO, Bond/$10,000/Trans/ LCSO, 3. Bond/$4,000/Trans/LCSO. Case(s) #178624, 178625, Warrant Arrest, Mejia, Maria, 23, Yoakum, 900 Irvine; Offense(s), 1. CPF#13-195-Thwarting, CPF#13-196-Thwarting, 2. W#1418926; Disposition(s), 1. Fine/$254/Trans/ LCSO, Fine/$654/Trans/LCSO, 2. Bond/$5,000/Trans/ LCSO Case #13-145, Criminal Mischief-B, 900 Old Shiner Rd.; Disposition, Investigation. 05/04/13 Case #13-146, Runaway (C.I.N.S.), 505 W. Hugo.; Disposition, Investigation. 05/05/13 Case #13-147, Lopez, Marino, 123 Hutchison; Offense, Poss. Marijuana Drug Free Zone, Public Intoxication; Disposition, Trans/DCSO, Trans/DCSO. Case #13-148, Public Intoxication, 123 W. Hutchison; Disposition, Cleared by arrest.
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Texas House recognizes ‘Come and Take It’ Day
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WHEREAS, Established in 1825 near the confluence of the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers, Gonzales was the westernmost Anglo settlement in Texas at the time; in 1831, the Mexican government loaned the town a six-pounder cannon for protection against Indians, but four years later, as tensions grew between Texans and the Mexican government, the military commander at San Antonio de Bexar, Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea, sent a corporal and five soldiers to retrieve the cannon; the residents of Gonzales refused to return it and took the soldiers prisoner; and WHEREAS, On September
AUSTIN — The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution naming Oct. 2 “Come and Take It Day” in Texas for the next 10 years. The measure was authored by State Re. Tim Kleinschmidt, whose 17th District includes Gonzales. The House Concurrent Resolution reads: WHEREAS, In the autumn of 1835, the citizens of Gonzales bravely defied the authority of the Mexican government and, by their action, set Texas on an irrevocable course toward independence; and
Waelder Council debates aid for local cemetery association
By CEDRIC IGLEHART
27, 1835, Colonel Ugartechea sent Lieutenant Francisco de Castaneda and 100 dragoons to take back the cannon; when Lieutenant Castaneda arrived on the west bank of the Guadalupe, his forces were denied passage across the river by 18 Texan militiamen; more Texans arrived over the next several days, and at sundown on October 1, Lieutenant Castaneda moved his men to another camp upriver; that same night, the Texans crossed to the west side of the river with their cannon and followed him; and WHEREAS, Early on the morning of October 2, the Texans launched a surprise attack on the Mexican forces; during a lull in the fighting, Lieutenant Castaneda and a party of Texans led
by John Henry Moore met for a parley in the middle of the battlefield; when Lieutenant Castaneda asked for the return of the cannon, the Texans gestured to the weapon 200 yards behind them and said, “There it is, come and take it”; when fighting resumed, the cannon was fired, killing one of Lieutenant Castaneda’s men, and the Mexicans withdrew; and WHEREAS, With this fateful encounter, the Texas Revolution began; Gonzales became known as the “Lexington of Texas,” and a banner fashioned from a silk wedding dress by the women of the town, which featured the defiant slogan “Come and Take It!” and an image of the cannon, became the first Texas battle flag used in the conflict; and
WHEREAS, Today, the citizens of Gonzales continue to honor their community’s important role in the struggle for independence with their three-day “Come and Take It” festival every October, and this important date in the history of the Lone Star State is truly deserving of special recognition; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas hereby designate October 2 as “Come and Take It” Day; and, be it further RESOLVED, That in accordance with the provisions of Section 391.004(d), Government Code, this designation remains in effect until the 10th anniversary of the date this resolution is passed.
“We can’t afford to help every association that’s formed in Waelder,” said Quintero. “That’s a dangerous thing for us to jump into. Obviously we should encourage them and give them some kind of guidance, but to go in and do the job for them is something I can’t see us doing.” Orosco estimated that the cost of cutting the cemetery and maintaining its landscaping would cost about $200 every time the grounds were cut. He offered to pay the City a fee of $100 per job, even though the estimated cost was $200. “This is not something personal that you would be doing for me,” said Orosco. “This is something that will help the whole community, especially the Hispanic community.” “This is just something I don’t want us to get into,” said Quintero in holding firm to his stance. Quintero made a motion to not give temporary assistance to the association, but the motion died for lack of a second. Hernandez then made a motion to provide temporary assistance to the association for three months at the cost of $100 per cut. His motion passed 2-1 with Quintero being the lone opposing vote. In another agenda item, the Waelder Fire Department came before the council to request its’ assistance in acquiring a bank loan for the completion of construction of a new fire house. “We’ve just recently found out from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) that to build an unfurnished building their way is going to cost us about $600,000,” said Hutton. “We have another bid that would cost us about $200,000 and we’re asking the County to help us with the parking lot. We’re still going to need furniture and other things for the building, so I’m proposing that the City go to the bank and try to borrow $300,000.” The USDA originally said they could pay for half of it of the project, but when their new budget came in only a grant for the max amount of $50,000 was available. Hutton was certain he could secure a LCRA Lower Colorado River Authority) grant for $25,000, just like Belmont and Ottine VFDs did recently for their fire house projects. “I don’t think we’ll have any trouble paying it back,” said Hutton. “We’ve figured that we can make payments up to $30,000 through the Fire Department Fund, plus we’ve just gotten a significant raise in our ESD (emergency service district) taxes so we should be in real good shape. We just need the City to get behind us.” Hutton went on to state that it’s been six years since the City bought a new fire truck. The initial plans for the new fire house included space for a health clinic, but those plans have been scrapped because the specs run up the costs too highly.
The ability to assist a local organization in maintaining a cemetery was one of the main topics of discussion during a regular meeting of the Waelder City Council Tuesday evening. The Waelder Community Cemetery Association made a plea to the council for temporary assistance in helping with the upkeep of the facility. Anostasio Orosco, the association’s president, asked the council for some help in keeping the cemetery in an aesthetically pleasing manner in terms of mowing and managing of weeds. Councilman Rocky Quintero, Jr expressed his opposition to the request, stating that the City is not in a position to foot the bill for such a project. “If this is going to be what we’re going to do, then the only way I see us going through with this is to add a $7-10 dollar fee to everybody’s utility bill for the month,” he said. “Of the citizens that I’ve talked to (about this), that is not something they want. This is not something we budgeted for so I don’t see how we’re going to do it.” Orosco responded by saying the cemetery project is a necessary one and the request was done solely because the newly-formed association doesn’t have any funds to conduct the maintenance on their own. “This cemetery was basically abandoned a while back,” he said. “Me and two other guys have tried to keep it up. We’ve got a few guys that have helped us, but since there’s no pay involved everybody quits.” “We started this association but we don’t have any funds right now. We will be holding a fund raiser real soon but right now what are we supposed to do, abandon the cemetery again? Waelder Public Works supervisor Abelardo Ibarra told the council that taking on such a project would further burden his already overworked staff. “I just don’t have the manpower for something like that right now,” he said. “My department is loaded down as it is.” Councilman Valentino (Tino) Hernandez deemed the project as being a worthy undertaking for the City because it would benefit the majority of the citizenry. “This is for the community and it involves our citizens, so I think we should do everything we can to help,” he said. “I really don’t think we should get into this because we are not a lawn care service,” said Quintero. “If we do this for them, then we have to do it for everybody and there at least five other cemeteries in town.” “I think this is different because they have formed their own association, they just don’t have any money right now,” Hernandez responded.
“We’re sitting on over $100,000 in our bank account right now, so we’re in pretty good shape,” Hutton said. “We can help with some of the other expenses like the electrical because we can do that ourselves. We want to cut the price, but we’ve got to have somewhere to put those trucks.” “They’re just going to pieces sitting out in all kinds of weather, plus we’ve just recently discovered some mold in the old station so we’ve got to do something.” Quintero asked Hutton if he knew for certain how much money was coming in the form of grants. Hutton couldn’t say for sure. “I can’t guarantee any other grants, the only ones I know of are the ones that other places have gotten,” said Hutton. “We can do the building because we’ve got the money in the bank, but we need to get something done. Even if it’s no more than putting the building up and putting doors on it, at least the trucks will be protected and that’s our main interest.” Hernandez asked if there were any other grants to look into. “I think we’ve looked just about everywhere we can and the only one out there is the one from LCRA and even it’s not guaranteed,”Harris said. It was decided that Harris and Hutton would go to Lone Star Bank and look into the terms of a loan, bring that information back to the council at a later date. In another agenda item, the council addressed a letter from TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality), which stated the City owned fines in the amount of $13,425. Waelder city engineer Gene Kruppa said the reason for the fine was primarily violations involving the untimely submission of DMRs (daily monthly reports) and last year’s Sludge Report. “Since then I’ve been working with TCEQ and have gotten all the reports from last year sent in,” said Kruppa. “The lady I spoke to said they will be willing to give the City a reduction in those fines.” In order to be eligible for the fine reduction, the City had to officially accept the letter and responsibility for the infractions. They also have to agree to stage a SEP (supplemental environmental project), which could consist of a tire collection or hazardous household waste collection event. “You pretty much have to accept the letter otherwise it means you’re contesting the allegations,” Kruppa told the council. “I don’t think this is a case you can win in court.” A motion was made to accept the letter and responsibility for the infractions. In addition, the council pledged to stage a SEP in the near future. In other business, the council: • Agreed to purchase Traffic Safety Cones at all railroad crossings., • Tabled a discussion regarding an oil lease for the City of Waelder pending revelation of further information.
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Gonzales County recently held a graduation celebration for its seventh class of women who completed the 11 week job/ life/computer skills training program. CWJC began in January 2010 as a women’s ministry which uses a Biblically based curriculum which focuses on offering women a hand up not a hand out. Graduates are from left to right: Victoria Rosales, Rose Sampleton, Shirley Kuchynka, Sherry Poe, Director, Tina Martinez, Yolanda Renteria. Fall classes will begin the day after Labor Day.
Caraway Ford leads fund-raising ‘drive’ for Nixon-Smiley
NIXON — Across the United States, there are vital arts, music and sports programs that are being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints and lack of funding. Today’s youth are missing out on extremely valuable opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their interests, as well as the chance to have a little fun! Caraway Ford wants to keep these opportunities available for our local students at Nixon-Smiley CISD, so they are bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to the Nixon community in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for NSCISD. For every person who takes the wheel and testdrives a new Ford vehicle at Nixon-Smiley High School parking lot on May 14, Caraway Ford and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Nixon-Smiley Education Foundation. The funds will be used for Innovative Teacher Grants. “We know funding for school programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Kevin Caraway, owner at Caraway Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for the students at
Nixon-Smiley CISD.” The event, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive lineup. “Whether you are looking to test out our fuel efficiency vehicles, like the Fusion or Focus, or are more interested in an electric vehicle, like the C-MAX, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Caraway. The dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive. Since the start of Ford’s Drive 4 UR School program in 2007, more than $16 million in donations have been generated for high schools nationwide. To participate in this exciting event and get behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle, visit Nixon-Smiley High School between 4 p.m. and 7 p. m. on May 14. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household. All test-drive will last approximately 7-10 minutes.
In Our View Texas House draws its line in the sand
We salute the Texas House of Representatives for having drawn its line in the sand and telling Washington to “Come and Take It.” The House this week passed a number of measures designed to protect the Second Amendment rights of Texas citizens. The most important of these, House Bills 1076 and 1314, explicitly state that federal attempts to infringe on our Second Amendment rights may not be enforced by state or local authorities. HB 1314 creates a new offense for the unlawful siezure of a firearm. But confrontation with Washington may be inevitable. U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder has already delivered written warning to Kansas and other states which have passed similar measures that any attempt to block federal authority by states is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause, and those states risk court battles to have those laws voided. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has already weighed in with his support of the 13 measures approved by the House and has said that the Supremacy Clause does not, in itself, give the federal government any authority to override the Constitution. Kansas, Texas and other states are standing firm in their resolve in defense of the Constitution’s guarantee that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Washington and the Obama Administration can’t simply ignore the Constitution whenever it’s politically convenient. We in Gonzales are keenly aware of the danger inherent in a government ignoring its Constitutional limitations and attempting to sieze arms by force. We would remind Washington of our response to a similar demand 178 years ago, an act of defiance which remains the centerpiece of our community’s cultural pride. The House also last week approved a measure designating Oct. 2 “Come and Take It Day” in Texas. Perhaps our representatives saw the need to send Washington a reminder of what happened in 1835.
In Our View
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Media’s siege and hatred of freedom
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Abraham Carpenter Jr., a farmer in Grady, Ark., has more insight into human nature than the average sociologist. “Anytime you are going to throw money up in the air,” he told The New York Times, “you are going to have people acting crazy.” Carpenter is quoted in an astonishing 5,000word Times expose on the federal government’s wildly profligate program to compensate minority and women farmers for alleged discrimination. The government rigged the game against itself and in favor of anyone claiming taxpayers’ dollars. The enormous scam was set in motion by a 1997 class-action lawsuit called Pigford v. Glickman, with black farmers alleging that the Department of Agriculture discriminated against them in allocating loans. The Government Accountability Office and the Agriculture Department found no evidence of ongoing discrimination, but black farmers had been treated unfairly in the past. This injustice became the predicate for officially sanctioned fraud amounting to reparations for non-white, non-male farmers. The Clinton administration decided on a $1 billion settlement, “more a political decision than a litigation decision,” one lawyer told the Times. The presiding judge expanded the definition of claimants to include anyone who had “attempted to farm,” and no written complaint of discrimination was necessary. The judge wanted to set up a mechanism to provide “those class members with little or no documentary evidence with a virtually automatic cash payment of $50,000.” He succeeded brilliantly. Staff from lawyers’ offices filled out forms for claimants at mass meetings. People filled out applications for their kids. Entire families filled out applications. Most applicants had never received any loans, making it impossible to check the record to verify their claims. The Times examined 16 ZIP codes in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina, and found that “the number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms
When is “a pathway to citizenship” not amnesty or a reward? Over the past few weeks, I have been criticized by some conservatives and Republicans for “confusing” the two terms. I have expressed my concern that some Texas Tea Party groups, like the San Antonio Tea Party, may have bought off on the idea that there is a difference between a “pathway” and amnesty. However, in my opinion, anyone who willfully entered the country illegally should not be eligible for citizenship … ever. My reasons for this hard position are these. First, unless there is a severe and costly penalty to willful illegal entry, the problem will continue forever. This second “adjustment” for the millions of illegal immigrants will only lead to a third, and fourth, and so forth, because there is no absolute penalty for illegal entry. Second, conservatives seem to be falling into the trap where liberals keep moving the goal post in this game. Instead of staking a position and holding strong, conservatives and Republicans are moving left and accepting a “path way” which will lead to higher taxes for social services. Third, conservatives and Republicans do not understand the impact Univision and Telemundo is having on Spanish-speaking immigrants. Both TV networks routinely make MSNBC and other liberal media look conservative in the manner they report on immigration issues. Their reporters pander to their Spanish-speaking audience and portray them as victims. Furthermore, they always refer to conservatives as “anti-imigrante” as if everyone who wants to secure the border is anti-immigration. This constant biased reporting is raising a generation of Hispanics that will distrust anyone or anything conservative or Republican, and will vote accordingly. If conservatives and Republicans think future generations of Hispanics will vote for them if they
When is amnesty NOT amnesty?
George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident. He is the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance.
provide a “path way,” they are very mistaken. Finally, there is the fear of the “Hispanic Vote” that seems to be driving conservatives and Republicans to compromise, and they seem to be falling headlong into compromise with the left. Fear should never be the motivation behind public policy or political action. I was recently told by a friend in the San Antonio Tea Party leadership that my position on disqualifying anyone who entered the U.S. illegally after 1987 was “unreasonable.” He feels a “path way” is necessary. I have also been told that my suggestion that foreign countries should pay us for their citizens who illegally here by forfeiting their foreign aid is “unreasonable.” I guess I’m an unreasonable person when it comes to the law and taxes. However, I feel conservatives, particularly Tea Party-types, should stand by their principles and not react to liberals’ efforts to control the argument. There are many conservative Mexican Americans who oppose amnesty in any form and they should be heard. Yes, I believe we can have a guest worker program, and yes, we need to fix the entire immigration process, but we should not reward illegal entry into the U.S. with any form of amnesty or citizenship.
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review and a syndicated columnist for King Features Syndicate.
operated by people of any race in 1997, the year the lawsuit was filed. Those applicants received nearly $100 million.” In Little Rock, Ark., 10 members of one extended family reaped a cool half a million dollars. Tens of thousands of applicants missed the 1999 deadline of the original suit. Their claims were probably even weaker than the original ones. But as a senator, Barack Obama supported paying the late applicants, and as president, he successfully sought another $1.15 billion for the purpose. Other groups felt left out of the bonanza. Lawyers at the Justice Department thought that they were winning a court battle with Hispanic and female farmers. That didn’t matter. “Political appointees at the Justice and Agriculture Departments,” the Times writes, “engineered a stunning turnabout: they committed $1.33 billion to compensate not just the 91 plaintiffs but thousands of Hispanic and female farmers who had never claimed bias in court.” The Pigford case is like something out of a Tom Wolfe novel. It is a tale of special-interest pleading and of the politicians who give in to it (at first, Barack Obama wanted to pander to rural blacks, then he needed to do catch-up pandering to Hispanics). It is a story of greedy lawyers and hapless bureaucrats. It is equally ludicrous and dismaying. Take a good long look, and then recoil. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.
Have you ever noticed the people who are first to call for political violence and despotism are the same people who most often protest against violence and despotism? Freedom is under siege from the mainstream news media, and two of the most shining examples of hatred embraced by the far far left were displayed on editorial pages recently by the Aurora (Colo.) Sentinel and the Washington Post. Dave Perry (no relation to Dave Mundy, nor to Rick Perry) is the editor of the Sentinel, and from his April 25 colDances with umn I can Chihuahuas only assume he was enjoying the benefits of his state’s General new recreational-useManager of-marijuana law when he wrote it. Perry spewed venom at the National Rifle Association and its membership for the Senate’s defeat of the unconstitutional backgroundchecks gun legislation, calling the NRA “terrorists” and demanding that members be locked up regardless of their constitutional rights. He cites such sources as the editorial page of the Dallas Morning News — hardly a paragon of conservatism, nor even of Texas values — as evidence a “majority” of the population wants not just gun control, but to lock up anyone who supports the Second Amendment. “By using the weapon of choice for all terrorist organizations, extortion, the NRA has forced the action of about 45 ineffectual U.S. senators, a clear act of terrorism and treason,” Perry writes. “No more due process in the clear-cut case of insidious terrorism ... it’s fruitless to give the benefit of the doubt to people who are so obviously corrupt, so clearly malevolent, so bent on hurting innocent people for their own sick gain.” Hmmm ... no due process. Lock ‘em up in a gulag. Does that remind you of, any political system we’ve seen before? If you’re fumbling for an answer, you might want to talk to Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn. In the Washington Post, former military affairs reporter Thomas E. Ricks, who spent his career demeaning and denigrating the military, fired off some hatred of his own — against Texas. In a series of articles lumped under the term “Spring Cleaning” in Sunday’s edition, Ricks writes: “For decades, Texans have been clamoring about leaving the Union. Letting the Lone Star State secede would set a bad precedent. (See the Civil War of 1861 to 1865.) But what about expelling it instead? There is promise in that.” “After all, what has Texas given us?,” Ricks spews. “Without it, we might have avoided the presidents who gave us two of our longest and least necessary wars — Vietnam and Iraq — and John F. Kennedy might still be alive.” Yes, he said it. Ricks, who spent some of his formative years in Afghanistan — he attended the American International School in Kabul (1968–1970) — has spent most of his career undermining our military efforts, especially in the Middle East. Now he wants to use that same military to crush the national culture of Texas. “I think they’re ready to fly solo and lonely once again. Let them go,” he writes. It’s interesting: for years, the progressives warned us that conservatives were intent on imposing fascism, locking up the opposition, isolating political enemies, fomenting civil war. Despite years of relative conservative leadership, that never happened. Yet when the progressives won a national election, that is precisely the agenda they set about implementing: despotism, violence and tyranny against anyone who disagreed with them. I recall the political rhetoric throughout the 1980s and 1990s; liberals warned us about the “hatred” embraced by conservatives, that electing those hateful right-wingers would result in a revival of Nazi Germany. Yet you didn’t see conservatives calling for liberals to be rounded up and imprisoned. No conservative administration proposed waging economic and military war against a state which stood its ground on the constitutional issue of sovereignty. Conservative newspapers and columnists didn’t call for trials for “treason” to be conducted against citizens exercising their right to freedom of expression — even when that expression was offensive, disgusting or sacriligious. In the case of conservative Texas, they progressives are rapidly painting us into a corner. However fanciful it may be considered at the moment, it may soon become the only option to totalitarian socialism.
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This is an edited transcription of an interview with Texas outdoor writer Kendal Hemphill, and his friend Will Renfro heard on the “News from the Camphouse”, on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Kendal, is an old friend, a syndicated newspaper columnist, and writes for Texas Fish and Game magazine. We went to the NRA Convention and had a great time. But, with all the rhetoric about gun control, gun rights, and the falderal that’s coming out of Washington D.C. about wanting more gun laws – yesterday I only saw a very small handful of local folks at the convention. I know everyone has a gun in the truck. And I know there are a lot of folks with Concealed Handgun Licenses. But I thought it was odd that more citizens weren’t at the convention. Kendal, what do you think? Hemphill: There are a lot of folks on both sides of the gun issue upset. We’ve had some nutcases pull some stunts that shouldn’t have happened. There’s no way to justify an incident like the Sandy Hook event. It’s a terrible thing. And we all want to put a stop to that sort of thing. The problem comes when we have two different camps on how to proceed. The gun rights advocates realize that guns aren’t the problem. In the bombing in Boston guns weren’t used. Then when the criminals were chased they used guns they obtained illegally. If people want to do evil they don’t need a particular item to reach their goal. The crazies are going to out there no matter what. And it’s hard to write about gun issues. Too often a writer feels that he’s preaching to the choir. The folks that already agree with you are going to still agree. I visited with Wiley Clapp at the convention. He’s a longtime gun writer and respected in the outdoor community. I asked him about the people that want to pass universal background checks. But what people don’t realize is that if guns were banned – the people who would turn in their guns would also do it without a ban if they honestly believed it would do any good. But we know it wouldn’t do any good because the folks who aren’t going to turn them in,
Texas outdoor writers savor fun at the NRA Convention
whether there is a ban or not, are the folks that will do the crimes. Criminals are going to get guns one way or the other. The only people affected by more gun laws are the honest citizens that aren’t committing crimes. So – it’s a difficult problem to get that point across. The folks that are trying to infringe on the second amendment are the same folks that would pitch a fit if we tried to infringe on the first amendment. The entire Bill of Rights is individual rights. When you infringe on one you must apply what you did to that right to the rest of them. We depend on these rights for our freedom. What it boils down to is that gun control isn’t about guns it’s about control. Consider the people that are against flag burning. It’s despicable but it’s a first amendment right. We can’t take that right away from people although we’d rather they didn’t burn flags. At the same time, the flag burners want to take away the second amendment because they think it will make them safer. Of course, that’s not true but that’s their idea. Brune: Most of the high profile crimes are being used as a handy crisis to implement gun control. But no background checks would have affected or stopped these horrendous events. Inasmuch as all that is true, the gun issue reminds me of water issues. Too often I hear the grapevine humming full of rumors about local groundwater districts, or gauging wells, or shipping off water. But when I ask folks whether they went to their regional water planning meetings there’s seldom anyone that goes. With the gun issue, we’ve got the NRA convention in our backyard. I would think that concerned constituents should go to this convention where they can stand up and be counted. Will, was that your first convention? Renfro: Yes, and I’d never seen anything like that before. It was great to see all the manufacturers and exhibitors. There were all the gun makers, ammo makers, holster makers, and every type of accessory and gear imaginable. Then there were outfitters selling hunts and trips. Everyone was accessible and ready to answer any questions. It was great. Brune: Kendal what do you like most about the convention?
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Yesterday afternoon I spent almost three very delightful hours listening to 40 teachers present the Pre-K science experiences that they had shared with their Austin ISD children. I was thrilled. You see, the last Wednesday and Thursday of each month, I would travel to Austin to one of the many elementary schools and share my knowledge of one of the BIG IDEAS of science for young children. We made ramps and looked at Force and Motion; we measured; we observed animals, hatched chicks; planted gardens; and loved rocks. I shared what I knew about teaching those BIG IDEAS and how they fit so four year olds could wrap their heads and hands around the ideas. Last night, through the magic of computers and cameras, the teachers shared their kids as they explored nature and science. They did a great job. I told one of them that I did not want to get big headed but that it was pushing the limits. So, I drove over to Quality Seafood off of Airport and treated myself to my usual--a dozen fresh Gulf Oysters, please! Good stuff along with a cold one. On the way back to my car, I noticed some movement on the pavement. The temperature was dropping. I hurried to pick up a slow moving Green Tree Frog from the cooling blacktop. It thrashed against my closed palm but loved the warmth and soon quieted. I dropped it into an empty cup and placed an unopened letter from my bank on the top.
Dr. Bob Williams is a retired University Professor from Illinois who consults on a grant project at the University of Texas.
Herman Brune is a freelance writer, radio personality and author based in Colorado County.
Living off the Land Dr. Bob Williams
There, it spent the night, grasping the side of the cup with its suction toes. This morning, stiffened by its coldblooded nature, its still form rested. Outside my greenhouse, I uncovered the cup and reached in to capture the flattened green shape. The movement and touching brought it back to life and it moved to escape. I dropped it gently into my compost bin. There were no flies on this cold morning but they would come. Flop the Frog (I name everything) was not happy in the bin so off he/she leapt to the side of the sunny greenhouse. I am not sure if the leap was intentional but that surface has to be a warm one. Flop is still there, drinking in the warming Texas sun. It will be happy here at Esperanza and will soon meet cousins and, I am sure, find a mate. We both have good luck and hope for the future. This species ranges through most of the southeastern U.S. north to Virginia. The map from Herps of Texas (http://www.herpsoftexas.org/content/green-treefrog) reports it being found from the central part of the state east to Louisiana and south to the Gulf. Always located near marshes and loving cattails, I have spotted many here on my land along the Guadalupe River. The frog uses its toe pads to attach to aquatic plants and it usually rests upright
Are you a victim? According to Webster’s Dictionary a victim is someone who is injured, oppressed, destroyed or sacrificed through illness or accident; has undergone hardship or oppression, or has been tricked or fooled. That pretty much covers us all doesn’t it? Tragedies and illness do not play favorites. In addition, God designed us with a mind to reason and the free will to decide between right and wrong, so there will always be people who abuse, mistreat, misjudge, cheat, and lie to us. Human nature is naturally weak; this tendency causes ungodly people to look after their own interests and pleasures first, even if it means hurting others. Some people say God is unloving and cruel because of the presence of wickedness, pain and suffering in this world. Anyone who really knows the nature of God understands that this is impossible. Everything God created was good. Sin was the virus that entered the world, because of Adam’s disobedience, and perverted everything
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that was originally good. Now we must learn to live within the mess. Yet, God will never forsake Christians to evil—even when our afflictions are self-inflicted. Then why does God allow us to suffer the consequences of our bad decisions? For one thing, trials force us to face our true selves. When we are under pressure everything in our hearts is pushed to the surface in clear sight. God wants us to recognize, and get rid of, the ungodly attitudes and undesirable attributes we’ve been hiding from ourselves. He wants us to mature into people of true Christian integrity. For another, pain and discomfort change our perspectives when nothing else will. Sometimes we just need a wake-up call. Every heartache, illness and trial we go through has a valuable lesson in it. When we quit focusing on the problem we will find it. Because Christ lives in us we can proclaim victory over the devil, temptation and sickness, even before healing is evident. God said “Let there be light in the darkness.” The light is Christ. His spirit—His attitude—should shine through us in the worst of circumstances, at our weakest moments. We are able to go through terrible ordeals without being emotionally broken when we are convinced that God is in every situation with us. We can choose to see our afflictions as temporary inconveniences that will pass. We can choose to use every life event as an opportunity to demonstrate our faith and to become better people. Others need to see that life with Christ is what makes all things bearable. This is the attitude which enabled Paul to say “We are pressed on every side by our troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don’t give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. Through suffering, these bodies of ours constantly share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.” 2 Cor 4:8-12 NLT This is also the attitude that enabled Job, in the midst of his pain, to stand firm in his faith and proclaim “He will deliver me again and again, so that no evil can touch me.” Job 5:18 & 19 TLB Author, Oswald Chambers once said “We talk about ‘circumstances over which we have no control.’ None of us have control over our circumstances, but we are responsible for the way we pilot ourselves in the midst of things as they are. Two boats can sail in opposite directions in the same wind, according to the skill of the pilot. The pilot who conducts his vessel on to the rocks says he could not help it, the wind was in that direction; the one who took his vessel into the harbor had the same wind, but he knew how to trim his sails so that the wind conducted him in the direction he wanted. Never allow to yourself that you could not help this or that;
clinging to some support. It typically is a bright yellow green and has stripes of white running down the sides of its body, although that can be missing in some individuals. Many have small yellow spots on the back. For anyone who wants to kiss a green tree frog, note they have white lips. One can easily see the large, long fingers with the round toe pads. (http://www.nhptv. org/natureworks/greentreefrog.htm) I did not check out Flop’s precise measurements but he/she was close to the maximum size of 6 centimeters. Small ones can only be 3 centimenters or about an inch long. When I caught Flop in the parking lot, the color was not a yellow green but had a blackish, grayish hue. I assume, then, that cold changes the color of tree frogs. The female will lay up to 400 eggs in shallow water with aquatic plants. The males will then fertilize the eggs by discharging sperm onto them. The tadpoles hatch in about a week and become frogs in two months. One can tell a male by the throat wrinkles formed when he blows up is voice sack to call for his lover. My Flop was so cold that nothing wrinkled. Nothing. The report that I did get is that warming up will change everything and that Flop will be checking out the living arrangements and availability of friends here on the Lake. In any case, I want to welcome Flop the Green Tree Frog to my home along the banks of the Guadalupe River near Belmont, TX Thanks for listening!
Hemphill: Well, I like to see the products. But as a writer we also make friends with a lot of the sales reps and owners of some of the gun manufacturers. I like visiting with old friends. Then, you can’t walk two feet without seeing something new and before long the day is over. Brune: Yes it was good to see gun reps that have previously helped our communities by sponsoring local events which in turn put dollars in our restaurants and hotels. I just wonder how many local folks realize how much money shooting sports has brought to our town with the cowboy action shooting and the long range silhouette clubs. We need to appreciate when these major manufacturers support events that benefit communities, as well as, promote shooting sports and the second amendment. Another item about going to the convention are the celebrities. The guys from Duck Dynasty were there and looked like they were having fun. Hemphill: No matter what you do in the outdoors there’s something for you at the NRA convention. I was wearing a Lucky Gunner t-shirt and had my picture taken with the Gunny. Doing that was worth some free ammo. I think it was advertised that if a person wearing a Lucky Gunner t-shirt had their picture taken with Sarah Palin it was worth $1,000 of free ammo. However, one factor we must remember during the gun debate is that gun rights advocates must stick together.
and never say you reach anywhere in spite of circumstances; we all attain because of circumstances and no other way.” We are victims by choice, not by design. We must come to believe that all things-even the awful circumstances we face- will work out as God desires, even for our benefit. And that our tribulations are often the roads leading to our intended destiny. We must believe deep in our spirit that in the storms of life God will never let us drown. Our goal as Christians is not only to try harder; it is also to trust God more. Contentment is possible on earth- but it must be chosen. Starting tomorrow, as soon as you wake up, proclaim “This is the day the Lord has made; I choose to rejoice and be glad in it…come what may!” God keep you safe till next time… love, eloise www.loveeloise.net
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Sievers Clinic earns award for use of technology to improve care
are doing to promote quality health care in Texas,” said John L. Wright, Jr., DO, Chair of the TMF board of trustees. “Quality improvement is a time-consuming process, especially when it involves adopting new technology, and we thank your practice for its commitment to improving care for patients.” The award is based on four components: using health information technology; focusing on patient education, early detection and disease management (known as “population care management”); publicly reporting data; and achieving top performance on nationally recognized clinical outcomes measures. Using health information technology to drive high-quality preventive services
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the funeral home and ing the funeral homes, also served on the Board footsteps. Taylor will be also had a ranching op- from 1994 to 1996, Troy of Directors for the Con- a freshman in La Vernia firstname.lastname@example.org eration near Gillett and was the past president of nally Memorial Medi- High School next year. Troy Hewell Finch, the Mound Creek in Karnes the South Central Texas cal Center from 2000 to Troy feels like the famiowner of Finch Funeral County. The Finch family Funeral Directors As- 2011. lies he and his staff serve Chapels that operate in La lived above the funeral sociation and Board of Troy and Janet have a are a part of his famVernia, Stockdale, Nixon, home for the first five Director for the Texas son, Trevor and a daugh- ily and he attributes his Yorktown and Runge, was years of Troy’s life. Dur- Funeral Directors As- ter, Taylor. Trevor is grad- success to them as well selected by his peers and ing his young life, Troy sociation. He was a two- uating this year and will as the communities he named 2012-2013 Funerwould often play “funeral time past president of soon attend Common- serves. Troy and his staff al Director of the Year by director” by putting on the La Vernia Lion’s Club wealth College of Funeral will continue to serve his the South Central Texas a suit and welcoming and won Lion of the Year Service and follow in his families with the utmost Funeral Directors Assoguests at the front door from 2001 to 2002. He fathers and grandfather’s dignity and respect. ciation. during visitations. The association is the He continued helping largest of eight Texas rethe family business until gions. It covers 56 counhe graduated from Nixon ties and includes San High School in 1984. Troy attained a BBA in management from Southwest Texas State University in 1988. He attained an Associate of Science in Funeral Service from Commonwealth College of Funeral Service in 1989 which is also where he met his wife of 23 years, Janet (Cacho) Finch. In 1989, Troy joined his family business in Nixon. He has been a licensed Amanda Schultze of Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union makes a few remarks funeral director since during First Friday Coffee on Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube) 1990. In 1992, he helped his father build a funeral home in La Vernia. Troy and Janet moved to La Vernia at that time to manage the new location. In 1999, they purchased Myers Funeral Home in Troy Finch (center) with his award for Funeral Direc- Stockdale from Joe and tor of the Year from the South Central Texas Funeral Helen Myers. In 2005, Troy and Janet bought his Directors Association. father’s funeral chapels in Nixon and La Vernia. In 2007, they purchased Janssen Funeral Homes from Garry and Shirley Janssen in Yorktown and Sunday is Mother’s Day, Runge. By the age of 41, so remember her with a with the joint operation Around the phone call, a card, maybe the five funeral homes, Chamber Office of a hand-made gift or perTroy had become the haps just treat her to a day largest funeral concern in out with you. It need not be Wilson, Gonzales, Dewitt an expensive gift or even a and Karnes counties. Not purchased one, sometimes counting his father, wife a special time reserved for or himself, Troy also has that special person is the six full time licensed fubest present you’ll ever give. Barbara Hand is the Execu- neral directors to serve Laurel Ridge Antiques was honored Wednesday afternoon by the Gonzales tive Director of the Gonzales • The Main Street and Chamber of Commerce. his families. Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture as its’ Business of the Month for May Chamber held their First In addition to manag- 2013. (Courtesy photo) Friday Coffee last week tle ID Regulations. There hosted by Randolph– will be three CEU at no Brooks Federal Credit cost, two general and one Union. Winner of the IPM. to $146; 600-700 lbs, $111 to $121 to $190; 700lbs, $138-$153; 600-700 lbs, $130-$137. • The Gonzales County Gonzales Livestock drawings were Savanah 800 lbs, $116 to $126 to $185. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $119-$126. Heximer, Mary Bea Ar- Historical Commission will Market Report Slaughter cows: $52 to $85; Slaughter bulls: Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., $202-$206; The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for nold, Abigail Casares, Pam have a hands on workshop Saturday, May 4, 2013 had on hand: 490 cattle. $83 to $98.50; Stocker cows: $650 to $1,200; 200-250 lbs, None; 250-300 lbs, $164-$180; 300-350 lbs, $164-$188; 350-400 lbs, $161for the preservation and Parker and Crissy O’Neal. Compared to our last sale: Calves and year- Pairs, $530-$1,500. Notices: We will be closed on May 27, 2013 $169; 400-450 lbs, $151-$167; 450-500 lbs, lings sold steady. Packer cows sold steady. • Gonzales Healthcare cleaning of gravestones on $137-$161; 500-550 lbs, $137-$202(bra hfr); Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large for Memorial Day! Systems Grand opening of May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 550-600 lbs, $130-$156; 600-700 lbs., $128frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $195-$245; 300-400 the Jane Johnson Women’s 12:30 p.m. at the Harwood lbs, $175-$195; 400-500 lbs, $160-$175; 500- Cuero Livestock $158; over 700 lbs, one, $113. Center featuring 3-D Mam- Cemetery. The Harwood 600 lbs, $145-$150; 600-700 lbs., $131-$137; Market Report Hallettsville Livestock mography will be Tuesday, Cemetery and Community 700-800 lbs, $120-$128. Cuero Livestock Market Report on May 3, Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$105. 2013, had 493 head. Commission Report May 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. Center Association is the Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large Had 88 cows and 16 bulls. The packer marThe Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., The ceremony will be at host; they will serve coffee frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $170-$210; 300-400 ket was steady to $2/cwt higher with reduced Inc. had on hand on April 30, 2013, 596; week 4:30 p.m. in the outpatients and donuts at 8 a.m. and lbs, $160-$165; 400-500 lbs, $145-$150; 500- numbers coming to market as a result of ben- ago, 853; year ago, 1,153. lobby followed by refresh- provide a lunch following 600 lbs., $129-$138; 600-700 lbs., $124-$127. eficial local rains. Good rains in our area have pasture condiPackers cows: Good lean utility and comThe calf market was stronger on light re- tions much improved. The market was mostly ments and tour. Gonzales the workshop. For a list of mercial, $69-$76; Cutters, $74-$84.50; CanThe heavy weight steers over 500 were $2 to $3 higher this week. Demand very good will be the first rural com- supplies and to R.S.V. P. ners, $61-$68; Low yielding fat cows, $68-$76. ceipts. $4-$6/cwt higher with all other classes at on limited supply. munity in Texas to feature a call Marjorie Fairchild at Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy least $1-$2/cwt higher. Special consignment Packer cows and bulls $1 to $2 higher on apwomen’s center with a 3-D 830-540-4212 or Evelyn bulls; $94-$100; light weights and medium of Brahman heifers sold well bringing up to prox. 100 hd. total. $1,300 each. All replacement orders were much Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutMammography with ad- Gottwald at 830-540-4224. quality bulls, $84-$91. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,250. higher as a result of the rains received last week. ter cows, $72-$87; lower dressing utility & cutditional component of ste- You will learn how to idenPairs: $1,050-$1,650. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $88-$102; lower ter cows, $61-$72; light weight canner cows, reotactic biopsy, as well as a tify major stone types, and Thank you for your business!! grades, $70-$85. $48-$61. View our sale live at cattleusa.com! how to use the tools, mabone densitometer. Packer cows: breakers, $65-$74; boning, Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $98$70-$82; canners & cutters, $80-$88; light & $102.50; utility & cutter bulls, $90-$98; light• Luling Foundation will terial and techniques for weak, $50-$65. weight canner bulls, $80-$90. have their 86th Annual gravestone cleaning during Nixon Livestock Palpated, 9 bred cows, $86-$101. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Commission Report Field Day on May 16. Reg- this workshop. Pairs: 3 Pairs, $910-$1,300. Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; None; 200The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. re• The Come & Take It port had on hand, May 6, 2013, Volume, 624, istration starts at 7:30 a.m. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-250 300 lbs, $170-$210; 300-400 lbs, $165-$182.50; lbs, None; 250-300 lbs, None; 300-350 lbs, 400-500 lbs, $158-$180; 500-600 lbs, $136and tour farm at 8:30 a.m. committee will meet on Sheep & Goats, 1. None; 350-400 lbs, $163-$176; 400-450 lbs, one $162.50; 600-700 lbs, $127-$147; 700-800 lbs, Steers: 200-300 lbs, $163 to $173 to $230; Topics to cover include Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the hd. $163; 450-500 lbs, $153-$164; 500-550 lbs, $122-$131. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, None; 300-400 lbs., $149 to $159 to $179; 400-500 lbs, Farm Equipment Theft Pre- chamber office. 200-300 lbs, $158-$188; 300-400 lbs, $155$141 to $151 to $177; 500-600 lbs, $128 to $138 $136-$152; 550-600 lbs, $134-$144; 600-700 • Central Texas Cutting to $154; 600-700 lbs, $122 to $132 to $145; 700- lbs, $133-$152; 700-800 lbs, $109-$141. vention & Licensing, Brush $183; 400-500 lbs, $140-$168; 500-600 lbs, Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $152-$204; 250$125-$147; 600-700 lbs, $120-$131; 700-800 Control Techniques, and will take place May 9 thru 800 lbs, $108 to $118 to $135. 300 lbs, $169-$191; 300-350 lbs, $166-$190; lbs, $113-$121. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $142 to $152 to $190; Property & Water Rights & May 11 at the J.B. Wells If we can help with marketing your live300-400 lbs, $151 to $161 to $280; 400-500 lbs, 350-400 lbs, $168-$182; 400-450 lbs, $151Legislative Update and Cat- Arena. $182; 450-500 lbs, $149-$161; 500-550 lbs, stock, please call 361-798-4336.
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Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission Caldwell County API No.: 055-34990 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Benchmark Texas Petroleum, LLC Lease Name: Webb Oil Unit II Well No.: 5 Field Name: Drummond (Edwards 1800) Total Depth: 3,000 feet Direction and Miles: 9.8 miles SW. of Lytton Springs Survey Name: S. Connell, A-63 Acres: 115.54 DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33145 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Culpepper Unit A Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 7.6 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: F. Fassett, Section 22, A-707 Acres: 319.54 API No.: 42-123-33144 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Dlugosch A Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.05 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: W.M. Curtis, A-137 Acres: 557.35 API No.: 42-123-33143 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sabine Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Kozielski Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 15,000 feet Direction and Miles: 0.6 miles NW. of Nordheim Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 27, A-251 Acres: 493.53 API No.: 42-123-33142 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sabine Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Kozielski Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 15,000 feet Direction and Miles: 0.6 miles NW. of Nordheim Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 27, A-251 Acres: 493.53 API No.: 42-123-33141 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sabine Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Kozielski Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Sugarkane (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 15,000 feet Direction and Miles: 0.6 miles NW. of Nordheim Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 27, A-251 Acres: 493.53 Fayette County API No.: 149-33301 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit B Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,700 feet Direction and Miles: 1.7 miles SW. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 899 API No.: 149-33302 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit B Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,700 feet Direction and Miles: 1.7 miles SW. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 899 API No.: 149-33303 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33304 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33362 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Sante Unit A Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,600 feet Direction and Miles: 6 miles W. of Schulenburg Survey Name: J.A. Harmon, A-210 Acres: 904.73 API No.: 149-33305 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit E Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.8 miles S. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 689.56 API No.: 149-33297 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Argent Energy (US) Holdings Inc. Lease Name: Cherry Heirs EF Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,000 feet Direction and Miles: 15.4 miles SW. of La Grange Survey Name: F.A. Bettinger, A-130 Acres: 440 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32952 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: King Brothers PSA Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,100 feet Direction and Miles: 9.8 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 1,237.13 API No.: 42-177-32954 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: King Brothers PSA Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,100 feet Direction and Miles: 9.8 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: S.H. Gates, A-228 Acres: 1,237.13 API No.: 42-177-32962 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: T.R. Marshall Unit Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 11 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 734.66 API No.: 42-177-32961 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: T.R. Marshall Unit Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 11 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 734.66 API No.: 42-177-32960 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: T.R. Marshall Unit Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 11 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 734.66 API No.: 42-177-32959 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: T.R. Marshall Unit Well No.: 13H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 10.9 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 734.66 API No.: 42-177-32956 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Wootton Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,300 feet Direction and Miles: 8.7 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: J. Dillard, A-177 Acres: 769.39 API No.: 42-177-32964 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Wootton Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,300 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: J. Dillard, A-177 Acres: 769.39 API No.: 42-177-32955 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Stobaugh-Smith Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 9.4 miles W. of Smiley Survey Name: Gonzales CSL, A-230 Acres: 652.19 API No.: 42-177-32958 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: RCR-Hinton Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.79 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: B. Lockhart, Section 5, A-36 Acres: 262.86 API No.: 42-177-32963 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Cannonade Ranch South Well No.: 19H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.91 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: F. Taylor, A-71 Acres: 4,013.27 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33703 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Effenberger Unit Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.29 miles S. of Moulton Survey Name: A. Ponton, A-35 Acres: 670.86 API No.: 42-285-33702 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Effenberger Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.29 miles S. of Moulton Survey Name: A. Ponton, A-35 Acres: 670.86 API No.: 285-33424 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: XTO Energy Inc. Lease Name: Freeman Well No.: 13 Field Name: Speaks, SW (Rainbow) Total Depth: 14,900 feet Direction and Miles: 16.64 miles SE. of Hallettsville Survey Name: S. Wilmans, A-493 Acres: 1573.3 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32780 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Royal Unit B Well No.: 1 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 32, A-552 Direction and Miles: 3 miles NW. of Nordheim Oil: 296 MCF: 2,206 Choke Size: 9/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,447 Shut In Well Pressure: 8,000 feet Total Depth: 20,093 feet Perforations: 14,059-19,881 feet API No.: 42-123-32803 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Muschalek Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 63, A-269 Direction and Miles: 11 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 749 MCF: 577 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,792 Total Depth: 17,043 feet Perforations: 12,850-16,838 feet API No.: 42-123-32913 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Henderson Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: J.S. Stump, A-430 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles S. of Westhoff Oil: 922 MCF: 5,322 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,148 Total Depth: 18,171 feet Perforations: 13,865-18,053 feet API No.: 42-123-32915 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Henderson Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: J.S. Stump, A-430 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles S. of Westhoff Oil: 809 MCF: 5,857 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,191 Total Depth: 18,260 feet Perforations: 13,641-18,148 feet API No.: 42-123-32914 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Henderson Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: J.S. Stump, A-430 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles S. of Westhoff Oil: 913 MCF: 6,195 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,405 Total Depth: 18,164 feet Perforations: 13,696-18,049 feet API No.: 42-123-32921 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Matador Production Company Lease Name: Matador Cowey Orca Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 9, A-249 Direction and Miles: 17.7 miles NE. of Runge Oil: 580 MCF: 3,325 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 8,000 Total Depth: 17,080 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,985 feet Perforations: 13,593-16,925 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32554 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Hunt Oil Company Lease Name: Cinco Ranch I Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.B. Lockhart, A-40 Direction and Miles: 17.3 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 609 MCF: 271 Choke Size: 19/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 750 Total Depth: 16,552 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,542 feet Perforations: 9,762-16,442 feet API No.: 42-177-32731 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well No.: 25H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Direction and Miles: 17.5 miles SW. of Gonzales Oil: 1,234 MCF: 1,711 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,103 Total Depth: 16,506 feet Perforations: 11,243-16,114 feet API No.: 42-177-32738 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) C Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: G. McConnell, A-354 Direction and Miles: 17.7 miles SW. of Gonzales Oil: 1,204 MCF: 782 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,060 Total Depth: 17,375 feet Perforations: 11,402-17,262 feet API No.: 42-177-32672 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Southern Bay Operating LLC Lease Name: Newtonville North Unit Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: P. Hope, A-252 Direction and Miles: 19.8 miles NE. of Gonzales Oil: 324 MCF: 150 Choke Size: 20/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 700 Total Depth: 15,733 feet Perforations: 9,822-15,635 feet API No.: 42-177-32662 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Southern Bay Operating LLC Lease Name: Newtonville North Unit Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: P. Hope, A-252 Direction and Miles: 19.8 miles NE. of Gonzales Oil: 312 MCF: 125 Choke Size: 20/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 650 Total Depth: 14,952 feet Perforations: 9,778-14,890 feet API No.: 42-177-32673 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Southern Bay Operating LLC Lease Name: Newtonville North Unit Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: P. Hope, A-252 Direction and Miles: 19.8 miles NE. of Gonzales Oil: 340 MCF: 182 Choke Size: 18/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,100 Total Depth: 15,850 feet Perforations: 9,793-14,843 feet API No.: 42-177-32782 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Southern Bay Operating LLC Lease Name: Newtonville East Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: P. Hope, A-252 Direction and Miles: 19.81 miles NE. of Gonzales Oil: 633 MCF: 296 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,300 Total Depth: 16,555 feet Perforations: 10,324-16,256 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33670 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sabine Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Olsovsky Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Daniels, A-11 Direction and Miles: 4.8 mils NE. of Moulton Oil: 260 MCF: 410 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,500 Total Depth: 16,477 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,367 feet Perforations: 12,507-16,269 feet
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Starting this month, the public is invited to attend “Summer Saturdays at Fair Street” hosted by the Gonzales Master Gardeners. The summer program will be held on the third Saturday of each month from May through August at 9:30 a.m. at the Fair Street Building, 623 Fair Street, Gonzales. The Master Gardeners will provide coffee along with a short educational presentation. After the presentation, the Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and visit about gardening related topics. The topic that will be presented on Saturday, May 18th will be Plant Propagation. A Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Laurel Ridge Antiques, 827 St. Joseph in Gonzales. Fresh vegetables and eggs, gluten-free mixes and products and other locally-produced items will be available, If you would like to sell produce, baked goods, eggs, etc. at the market contact Sandy Llewellyn at 713-408-4198 or email johnsandy. firstname.lastname@example.org. Texas A&M biological and agricultural engineering students will present the results of their study on automated groundwater quality and water level monitoring systems at the Water Protection Association’s monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Elks Lodge, 1222 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr. in Gonzales. The public is invited. The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a book and video sale on Saturday, May 18 9:00am until noon in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church, 703 E Bowie in Luling. Come by to browse the wonderful collection of children’s and adult books and videos. Adult books and all videos will be $1.00, children’s soft cover books will be $.50. We have many, many to choose from. Luling Kiwanis Annual Rummage Sale is scheduled 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Tips, Toes & Bows, 600 South Magnolia, Luling. All proceeds benefit the youth of Luling. (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Key Club, High School Scholarships) To donate items, call George Butler at 281684-9294, David Myers at 512-644-6632 or bring items to Magnolia T’s, 615 S. Magnolia Gonzales County members of the Texas Nationalist Movement will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Cafe on the Square, 511 St. Joseph St. in Gonzales. Membership pins will be presented to new members, and there will be discussion on manning TNM booths at the upcoming Gonzales Main Street Summer Concert Series and the Luling Watermelon Thump. Visitors from Gonzales, Caldwell, Lavaca, Guadalupe and DeWitt counties are welcome. For more information, e-mail Gonzales@texasna-
Need child care? Contact Workforce Solutions. The Gonzales office of Golden Crescent Workforce Solutions offers help in locating affordable child care for those who are workingm attending school/college or in training. You must meet eligibility requirements. For details, contact the office at 830-672-2146 or visit www.gcworkforce.org. You are invited to audition for “Dearly Departed”, a 2013 summer production at the Shiner Gaslight Dinner Theatre, scheduled for Sunday, May 12 from 2–4 p.m. and Tuesday, May 14 from 6–9 p.m. at the theatre located at 7th St & Ave. D, in downtown Shiner. Call backs, if necessary, will be Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. There are parts for seven men and eight women. Vickie Westergren will direct. This comedic farce involves a colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics struggling to plan a funeral for the patriarch of the Turpin family, who keels over dead in the first scene. Come to the auditions and be a part of the action and the laughter. Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 721 St. Louis in Gonzales. Al-Anon meets every Monday night at the same time and place. Please call 830-6723407 for more information. All meetings are open. 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, 672-8291. Free piano lessons for students 8-18 are being offered in Gonzales. There are 10 weekly lessons that take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gonzales Public Library, located at 415 St. Matthew. Registration must be done at the library by a parent or legal guardian and library membership is required. No telephone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the library at 830-672-6315. TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers pre-school services to children ages 3-5 years, includeing education, nutrition, dental, social, disability, health and mental health. Gonzales Head Start is now accepting applications at the Gonzales Head Start Centers at 1600 Elm Street or 925 Wells Street. For information call 361-582-4441. To apply for head Start, you will need a copy pof the child’s Birth Certificate, proof of income, proof of address and a current immunization record.
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Monthly rental rates for recreational-vehicle spaces at JB Wells Park will increase under a measure passed by Gonzales City Council on Tuesday. (Photo by Dave Mundy)
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at Independence Park and JB Wells Park from the current $350 a month to $550 per month. That move will put the city in the same general price range as a number of local businesses which have sprung up in answer to the RV space shortage. City Manager Allen Barnes told the council that the numbers of semi-permanent renters has been declining steadily as other RV parks have opened, and that there were currently 64 occupied spacaes renting on a month-to-month basis. “Our primary job is not to serve as an RV park,” he said, adding that raising the cost above $500 a month would help the city cover its costs for utilities and put the city’s rates more in line with those charged by local businesses. The new rate would not impact spacerental fees charged for contracted events such as the upcoming Texas Junior High Rodeo Association state finals, where rates are negotiated well in advance, he added. The Council also voted to pass along a .008-cent wholesale energy rate increase imposed by the Lower Colorado River Authority, which is the primary power supplier to the city. Barnes had first introduced the concept at the Council’s March meeting, saying that the city had absorbed several other rate hikes from LCRA and was actually taking a slight loss in doing so, and approving the pass-through would maintain the city’s margin. The Council also gave its enthusiastic approval to the Goznales Economic Development Corp.’s decision to award $125,000 to Victoria College for the completion of its new Career Center. GEDC executive director Carolyn Gibson Baros told the council the new center, which will house classes for welding, HVAC, eleectrical and other career courses, will help the college continue to keep Gonzales in the forefront of workforce development. GEDC has made a total investment of
nearly $1 million in Victoria College, and Baros said Tuesday that the partnership between the college and Gonzales ISD is enabling more students to earn up to 18 hours of college credit while still in high school. Victoria College is now partnering with the University of Houston-Victoria to offer students an opportunity to earn a four-year bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, the prerequisite for a teaching certificate, Baros noted. “For so many years kids have graduated from here and left town,” Mayor Bobby Logan noted. “This will help keep them in town.” Barnes also noted that VC-Gonzales courses remain affordable compared to costs associated with traditional universities. Council also approved the hiring of a new full-time fire lieutenant, which will enable the Gonzales Fire Dept. to provide a career firefighter on-shift 24 hours a day. Chief Keith Schmidt said the move will enable the department to respond to reports with a professional who can make an on-site judgement on whether or not to call out volunteer firefighters, lessening the time drain on volunteers. During the public comment portion of the meeting, local businessman Mike Hanson paid tribute to the late James “Jimmy” DuBose, a former city councilman, and asked Council to consider re-naming Water St. in his honor. “He really did a service to this town,” Hanson said. In other action Tuesday, the Council: • Approved amendments to the city’s personel code on pay periods and scheduling for police and fire, as well as how holiday pay is configured for city employees; • Added Logan and City Secretary Christien Vega to the city’s signature card for investments; • Approved the use of Confederate Square on May 11 for a Journey of Faith Service by the Catholic Communities of Gonzales and waelder.
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surgery. “By offering digital 3D mammography, Gonzales Healthcare Systems will provide some of the latest in imaging quality. If you would like to schedule a mammogram or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please contact Kristy Garcia,
Radiology Technician at 830-672-8499.” The primary goal of GHS is to offer high quality, acute healthcare and preventative medical care in a caring and compassionate manner to the people in Gonzales and the surrounding counties. For further information, please visit our website at www.Gonzaleshealthcare. com
Gonzales Elks Lodge #2413 will host their Sweetheart Fundraiser at the lodge on Friday, May 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. A Cajun shrimp boil and seafood gumbo will be available for $14.95. Los Kolaches will provide entertainment from 7:30 until 11:30, with a drawing for a Mothers Day basket at 9 p.m., a silent auction and more great fun. The Apache Flames Dance Team will be having a Bake Sale on May 11, 2013 in front of the Gonzales Food Market starting at 9:00 a.m. until sold out. The 2013 event theme for Relay For Life of Gonzales County was in some ways a predictor of a bigger celebration that would take place following the actual event. Relay teams will gather at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. to recognize the top fundraising teams and the top fundraising individuals. The community is invited to participate in the celebration. The Gonzales Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. This month’s meeting will be on May 16, from 10-11 a.m. at Liford’s Books and Fine Art to discuss “I Am Happier to Know You” by Jeanne M. Eck. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.
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distributed by the program each year has more than doubled as more people have fallen below the poverty line and more households have joined the program,” Kirk’s article notes. “Obama has expanded eligibility under the theory that it helps the economy... Due to the high unemployment rate, the Obama administration has also waived a 1996 job requirement—a rule that made finding a job or enrolling in job training a prerequisite for receiving SNAP benefits—for 46 states. Republican leaders are trying to reinstate the requirement to counteract the program’s escalating cost.” The magazine’s website at slate.com provides a widget to look up local numbers and provided the figrues used in this report. In Gonzales County in 2011, 4,149 people were in the SNAP program — about 21 percent of the population. That proportion has grown 64 percent since 2000. The widget details that participants received $5,818,000 in benefits. That’s $1,422 per person per year, or $119 per person per
month. In the four counties which make up the remainder of The Cannon’s coverage area, however, the numbers receiving SNAP assistance have increased at a far greater rate. In Caldwell County, some 6,738 people were part of the program in 2011, about 18 percent of the population — but that number has grown 134 percent since 2000. Lavaca County had 2,223 participants, only about 11 percent of the population — but the number of participants is up 136 percent over 2000 figures. DeWitt County had 3,371 people in the program, or about 18 percent. That’s 92 percent higher than in 2000. In Fayette County, there were 2,249 people in the program, or about 10 percent of the county’s population. That proportion has grown 99 percent since 2000. Kirk’s May 2 story is available at the following link: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_ and_politics/map_of_the_week/2013/04/ food_stamp_recipients_by_county_an_interactive_tool_showing_local_snap_data. html
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HOSPITAL FOUNDATION BOARD COMPLETES WOMEN CENTER PROJECT
The Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation Board has completed the Women’s Center Project and is excited about holding the grand opening and dedication on Tuesday, May 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Jane Johnson Women’s Center starting with a social at 4:00 p.m and followed with a program and dedication beginning at 4:30 p.m. The festivities will include the “pink heals” fire truck and a hot air balloon! The dedication of the new facility will include a hot air balloon ride for the “Legacy Gift” donors, Medical Chief of Staff and City and State dignitaries. This ride will symbolize medical technology and healthcare at Gonzales Healthcare Systems rising above acceptable to the level of exceptional! Following the inaugural hot air balloon ride all of our Wall of Honor Donors giving gifts of $5,000.00 or more will be treated to ride in the hot air balloon. Additional rides will be given to all guests who register for a ride and have their names drawn during a drawing for door prizes. The Hospital Foundation Board is proud to be able to present this completed project to the community. We are very grateful to each and every donor who made this day a reality. Everyone who purchased a gala ticket, donated or purchased an auction item, gave a memorial in a loved ones name, participated in the Lights of Love by naming a Christmas Angel or purchased a light to honor someone assisted in completing this vital project for our hospital. Thank you to each and every one for giving a gift that continues to give to the health of others. This level of technology being made available would not have been possible without the dedication and compassion of our donors. We hope the community will all come out to attend this very exciting day in healthcare and celebrate with us during our Grand Opening event on Tuesday, May 14th! We encourage all of our guests to wear pink to the event in honor of celebrating Women’s Health.
On behalf of the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation Board of Directors, we thank each and every contributor who gave generously to the Women’s Center Project. Your contributions made our vision of a state of the art facility featuring 3D Mammography a reality. Gonzales Healthcare Systems is the FIRST and only rural community hospital in the State of Texas to feature a women’s diagnostic center with the gold standard in technology. Thank you for giving a gift that will continue to give “the gift of life” to others. Mission Statement Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation It is rare to give a gift that lasts beyond our lifetime as we care for others and offer hope for future generations. This rare gift is found by giving to Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation
Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation Board Members:
Barbara Koricanek – President Jon Such – Vice President John Lamprecht – Secretary Treasurer Connie L. Kacir – Executive Director Elaine Baker Tommy Cox Laurel Ince Brian Fees Bill Tate Barry Miller Chuck Norris
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Taws building on Fulton Beach Road. Kenneth believed in playing as hard as he worked and becoming an expert in his many hobbies. As a very young man he trained his own bird dogs and was an avid quall, duck, and pheasant hunter and also all around fisherman. He then took up golfing and played in tournaments all over the country to include Canada and Mexico. His lowest handicap was a 7. As his children were growing up on the farm he was very involved in the local 4-H Club and helped form the 4-H horse club in Wichita Falls. He also formed the West Texas Cutting Horse Association and was a member of the American Quarter Horse association. He bought a single engine Cessna 172 for business and pleasure and then becoming a twin engine commercial instrument rated pilot. He then started a kennel of Siberian Husky’s with a grand champion male, ultimately having a complete set of 9 sled dogs with sled and harnesses as well as a threewheel practice cart. After retirement and moving to Rockport he took up fishing again. He purchased a 38 foot twin screws cat Bertrum deep sea fishing boat and ultimately acquired his captains license and won a number of off shore fishing tournaments for blue marlin, white marlin, sail fish, dolphin fish and wahoo . Later he turned his interest to mostly bay fishing and becoming a Master Fly Caster and becoming one of the first to fly fish for the big three fish types in the Rockport area. He also was a master at tying flies and teaching fly fishing which
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Kenneth Owen Callaway, 90, of Gonzales, Texas passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Gonzales Memorial Hospital in Gonzales, Texas. Cremation Rites are under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in Gonzales, Texas at 10:00 am with Reverend Jim McWhorter officiating. Kenneth was born on Dec. 6, 1922, in Perrin, Texas. He was the son of William Owen and Emma Nevada (Woods) Callaway. Kenneth married Diane Elaine Thompson Dec. 16, 1944 in Forth Worth, Texas at the First Methodist Church. In Kenneth’s young life he would have been found on the family farm plowing and picking cotton. He was quoted as saying “If I have to be a farmer I’m going to be a darn good one”. His first job off the family farm was working at JC Penney during High School. He graduated from Perrin High School in 1942 and then attended Texas A&M University. WWII then came
along and because of his hearing he could not serve his country in the military so he quit Texas A&M and went to work for General Dynamics designing airplanes to help in the war efforts. After the war he went to work for American Standard Insurance Company as an adjuster. He then went into Insurance Sales and formed his own Insurance Agency, Callaway Insurance in Wichita Falls, TX. He then formed United General Insurance Agency and Insurance Company in Midland, TX that primarily insured Oil Field equipment. In 1980 he sold his companies and retired to Rockport, Texas. He then built A New Method Cleaners in Rockport and sold that business in 2008 and moved to Gonzales, Texas. During the years he was very involved in community service organizations to include being a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shiners. He was a member of the Sertoma Club in which he was responsible for building a girls club on the south side of Wichita Falls. He was a member of the Wichita Valley Water District and was responsible for putting the rural water system in for the Wichita Valley Farms area. Served on the Aransas County Navigation District in which he was responsible for building the Rockport Beach Park. He also served on the Gulf Coast Conservation Association in which he was on the creating board of GCCA now called CCA for the gulf coast area. One of the main projects was saving Cedar Bayou and starting a redfish fingerling hatchery. He was also on a committee that helped save the Paws and
he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a member of the Key Allegro coffee group and the Coast Watchers lunch group. As his health declined, he moved to Gonzales and could not physically keep up with his many hobbies he spent the remaining part of his life enjoying his family and spending time with friends such as the 9:00 Coffee drinkers, who took turns picking him up and taking him to coffee in the mornings. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Diane Callaway of Gonzales, his daughter Nevada B.(Oakey) Brinkley of Midland, and son Kenneth O. Callaway, Jr and his wife, Sherry of Gonzales. Grandsons, Clyde L. Brown of San Francisco, CA., Sean O. Callaway and his wife, Melinda of Kyle, Taylor B. Callaway and his wife, Mandy of Seattle, WA., Joel K. Callaway and his wife, Norie of Mertzon, three great-grandsons and one in the oven and 10 great-granddaughters and sister-in-law Dorothy Callaway and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Melissa Brown Franklin, grandsons Shane Melton Callaway and William “Willie” Thomas Callaway, also his brothers, Charles and Jon Callaway and sister Doris Callaway Cranford. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or “Knowing This” Ministries, P.O Box 922, Gonzales, TX 78629 in remembrance of Kenneth. To join the family in celebrating Kenneth’s life, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomegonzales. com.
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Residents of Nixon, Smiley and Gonzales turned out to salute the heroes taking part in the Warriors Weekend as the caravan passed through Nixon in May, 2010. (File photos)
City to roll out the red carpet
By DAVE MUNDY
Gonzales is rolling out the red carpet for heroes, and everyone in town is invited. Tour buses filled with wounded and healing soldiers from Fort Hood will be rolling through downtown Gonzales between 11:35 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. Friday, May 17 before stopping for lunch at J.B. Wells Park, and local officials are asking every citizen who can to turn out to honor them. The buses will be transporting troops and their families to the annual Warrior’s Weekend at Port O’Connor, and will be traveling along St. Joseph St. (Hwy 183 Business) before stopping at the park for a lunch break. Officials are asking Gonzales residents to line the street with flags and patriotic signs expressing their appreciation of the warriors. The procession will be met at the city limits by
Gonzales Fire Dept. vehicles and escorted along St. Joseph at about 20 miles per hour, said Gonzales Chamber of Commerce executive director Barbara Hand. Boxed lunches will be picked up in Luling by local volunteers and will be waiting for the warriors when they arrive at the JB Wells Park pavilion. City and chamber officials are reporting they have been overwhelmed with volunteers to furnish homemade desserts for the troops.
The participating warriors will be receiving their Warriors Weekend shirts during the stop at JB Wells and will be serenaded during their lunch break by patriotic songs performed by fourth graders from Gonzales Elementary. Local officials are also assembling “goodie bags” for each of the 200 or so participants. The caravan which will pass through Luling, Gonzales and Cuero is one of three which will converge in Victoria as
part of the three-day weekend. Another full caravan of wounded warriors from Fort Drum will depart the Houston area for Port O’Connor on May 17, while a third with those more seriously disabled will travel from the San Antonio Medical Center on Saturday, May 18. The latter caravan traditionally goes through Nixon and Smiley, where flag-waving well-wishers have lined the highway to show their support, and Gonzales organizers are hoping they’ll be able to attract large throngs along St. Joseph St. as the caravan passes. The Knights of Columbus have already made plans to position U.S. flags along the route, and GEDC executive director Carolyn Gibson-Baros said the Come and Take It Flag will also be lining the route. The Warrior’s Weekend is an annual event first organized several years
ago to show appreciation for those wounded in combat in the Afghanistan and Iraq theaters, furnishing warriors and their families an all-expenses-paid fishing trip,
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Fortunately, however, Iron Man III doesn’t need a believeable plot-line; it has Robert Downey Jr. Downey is back in the fourth movie featuring the Marvel super-hero — and it’s the best in the series because Downey gets the chance to inject a lot of himself into the character of billionaire genius Tony Stark. The movie opened with a special screening at The Lynn Theatre in Gonzales last week, and continues through next week. It’s well worth the cost of a ticket. This installment in the series has Downey not only delivering rapid-fire irreverence, it gives him room to show Stark struggling against his own inner demons. It’s a struggle Downey knows only too well, having spent several well-publicized years battling drug addictions himself. Downey delivers his best performance ever in this installment of the Marvel Comics Universe series. Iron Man III pits the glib, eccentric industrialist Stark against a shady global terrorist known as the Mandarin, who turns out to be a struggling bioengineer who once sought Stark’s patronage. The movie begins with Stark recovering from his experience with The Avengers (2012) in IRON MAN, Page B2
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The plot is about as believeable as a politician promising that no one making less than $250,000 a year will pay a dime in new taxes.
Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as accentric industrialist Tony Stark in Iron Man III. now playing at the Lynn Theatre. (Paramount Pictures Photo)
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DENVER – Former Gonzales resident and Gonzales High School graduate (1987) Kathy Lynn Harris was awarded top honors at the 2013 Colorado Press awards for her latest novel, “A Good Kind of Knowing,” released in Fall 2012. Harris’s novel won in the category “Novel for Adult Readers” in this annual statewide competition honoring Colorado’s best writers. “A Good Kind of Knowing” reached bestseller status on Amazon in April, following the success of Harris’s first novel, “Blue Straggler,” which also became an Amazon #1 bestseller and stayed at that ranking for months. Both novels are available as pa-
perbacks and eBooks via Amazon.com and other online and traditional sellers. Harris said she drew on her experiences growing up in Gonzales to write this novel, which is set in a fictional small town in Central Texas in the late 1980s. In fact, the inspiration for the novel’s theme was inspired by a store operated in Gonzales (1970’s through 1990’s) and owned by her parents. That store was called Sue’s Sound Shop and was located on St. Louis Street. “I grew up with the understanding that music was important, that it could change lives — and that it was universal,” said Harris. “I saw, even as a child, how the customers who visited
Sue’s Sound Shop could have nothing else in common except for their love of the right lyric, the right song. An appreciation of music, no matter the genre, was what connected them.” The novel is described as this from the publisher: “A Good Kind of Knowing” is a novel about the power of music and friendship, the
relationship two-steps that go on in old Texas dance halls and the secret to finding just a little bit of common ground in a world full of distrust. Sera Taylor’s store is the one place in Lakeville, Texas, where individuals from all walks of life share a universal love for music and a respect for the gypsy-like woman behind the antique glass counter. Harris, age 44, is also the author of hundreds of published magazine articles, poems, short fiction and essays. Her third children’s eBook, “Higgenbloom and the Dancing Grandmas,” was just released by MST Publishing in April. Harris is the daughter of Herman and Sue Harris of Gonzales.
which Iron Man was nearly forced to sacrafice himself to save New York City from annihilation. Not recognizing he’s dealing with major post-traumatic stress disorder, Stark is battling sleeplessness and an obsessive-compulsive urge to continue building new and improved mechanical suits, including several which can be remotely controlled. Wired up, he has begun to worry the important people in his life, including his primary squeeze, former secretary and now Stark Industries CEO Pepper Potts (Gwynneth Paltrow) and his best friend, Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle). The relationship with his live-in takes a turn for the worst when one of his automated suits attacks Pepper in the middle of the night. Re-enter one Aldrich Killian (Guy Pierce), a bioengineer whose ideas Stark spurned years before and who had a brief fling with Pepper before she took up with the moneyman. Killian is promoting a product called Extremis than supposedly can heal wounds and re-grow limbs. It was created by another of Stark’s one-night flings from the turn of the century, bio-chemist Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). But it has a nasty side effect: most of those getting a
dose become human firebombs. Wired by sleeplessness and compulsion, Stark follows the exploits of a new terrorist known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), who seemingly can plant bombs which leave no signature, take over all communications whenever he wants and has a very smoldering grievance against the United States. The Mandarin launches a series of attacks in the U.S., and Stark makes it a project for personal vengeance when his old bodyguard and personal friend Happy (Jon Favreau) is among the injured in one attack. Stark challenges the Mandarin publicly, and the terrorist responds with a helicopter attack on Stark’s Malibu compound which seemingly destroys everything. There are plots, subplots, cover-ups and secret conspiracies galore, few of which actually get explored. You keep waiting for things to make sense, and it isn’t until the end of the movie you realize ... it’s not supposed to. The viewer keeps wondering why Stark doesn’t share his sleuth-work that tracks down the Mandarin with any legitimate authority. Likewise, how does Pepper “recover” off-screen from her unwilling dose of Extremis? We may never
know. But in that, the movie runs true to comic-book persona — a lot of loose ends left by a lot of superheroes get debated and redebated for years. In that, we see the influence of the ineffable Stan Lee, who’s managed to translate the Marvel empire of printand-ink flawed superheroes like Tony Stark and Peter Parker into modern multimedia. Director Shane Black co-wrote the script with Drew Pearce off a Lee-led Marvel storyboard. Iron Man III is non-stop action from the first act through the final credits, and Downey was made for the role of Tony Stark (or is that vice versa?) The only question is whether the series has out-teched itself. With all the remote-controlled gadgetry and artificial intelligence at his disposal, why would Stark want to ever risk his own skin again? Then again, that may form the crux of the plot for Iron Man IV.
Tejas Brothers to headline festival
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LOCKHART — The Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has reached a partnership with Chisholm Trail Ballroom to start the Lone Star Hispanic Music Festival to generate tourism and revenue into the city of Lockhart. The event will also be underwritten by Texas Hatters. The opening performances will be by the Tejas Brothers on May 10th. Doors open at 6 p.m. After forming in the fall of 2006, the Tejas Brothers quickly became the subject
of big conversation around the stockyards of Fort Worth. Within a few short years, they had earned the respect as one of the best live acts in Texas. The group’s debut CD was recognized as the 7th most played album for 2009 by the Americana Music Association. With the release of their second album, Kelly Dearmore of the Dallas Observer said, “The quartet is once again proving itself one of the best bands in the state.” Chamber VP of Membership/Communications J. Ronald Oswalt noted, “This is a perfect fit to match our recent growth. This is one
of many steps we will make to bring business, community and members together under one roof.” The series will include both Country and Hispanic based music performers with the goal of supporting local and national music groups and educational functions of the Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Future dates are expected to be released soon. For more details contact: The Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - 117 E Walnut Street, Lockhart, TX 78644 - (512) 398-9600
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Bowen, Majestics head Tom-Tom lineup
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Thursday,May 9, 2013
YOAKUM—Recording artist Wade Bowen and regional Tejano band The Majestics will headline the entertainment lineup for the 85th annual Tom Tom Festival in Yoakum May 30-June 2. Tickets for Bowen’s show from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, June 1 will be $20 at the door and pre-sale. The Justin Van Sant Band opens
the show at 9 p.m.; box office opens at 8 p.m. The Majestics will be featured in Friday’s show. Tickets for that performance will also be $20 at the door, and pre-sale tickets are available at Mi Tierra Restaurant. Festivities in the festival kick off Thursday, May 30 with the annual Yoakum Royalty Pageant at the Yoakum Community Center. The Magic Valley Carnival also kicks off its run at 6
p.m. Friday’s events begin with tours of the Yoakum Heritage Museum from 1-4 p.m. Barbecue teams can begin setting up starting at 3 p.m., and the biergarten opens for business at 4. Music gets underway at the Pavilion at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature a Salsa contest and Bloody Mary contest, followed by the CPRA Tom Tom Rodeo at the City Rodeo Arena beginning at 8
p.m. The barbecue cookoff gets underway early on Saturday, June 1, with softball and kickball tournaments starting play at 8 a.m. The opening parade ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. downtown. The day will include a car, trucka nd motorcycle show as well as kids games, arts and crafts and the carnival. The “Tom Tom Talent Roundup” singing contest is set from 12:30-2:30 p.m., and there will also be horseshoe and washer tournaments leading up to the barbecue awards at 5:30 p.m. The CPRA Tom-Tom Rodeo again takes over the arena at 8 p.m., while Bowen takes the stage at the Yoakum Community Center. Heritage Museum tours continue on Sunday, June 2, while Tom Tom Community Services will set up at the park from 10 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Gonzales Book Club News
The Gonzales Inquirer recently became a sponsor of the Main Street Summer Concert SeThe Gonzales Book Club ries. Shown are Inquirer staff members Brenda Adams, Kim Brewer, Cammy Lewis, Josie met Thursday, April 18, to Torres and Lynn Adams. Representing Main Street are Del De Los Santos, Barbara Fried- discuss “Five Quarters of rich, Debbie Toliver, Sanya Harkey and Egon Barthels. the Orange” by Joanne Har-
ris. It is a novel about a woman, Framboise, ‘Boise’ who returns to the town of her childhood in France. Harris tells the story from two points-of-view: Boise as a child during World War II and Boise the adult who sees notes in her mother’s cookbook that bring back childhood memories. We discussed the story itself and the way Boise acted toward her mother. Was she just being a child or was she being mean? The smell of oranges caused their
mother to have debilitating migraines and Boise hid orange peelings around the house to cause them. She then could do whatever she wanted and not have to do chores or be disciplined. The plot was extended to include a German soldier who used the children to get information. He paid them with candy and comic books. Boise grew to love him. The characters were excellently portrayed with much dialog. We followed the characters and plot and then began to discuss differences in the German and French cultures. We also considered several parts of the novel
from our different cultural points of view, making for an interesting and lively discussion. Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 16, at Liford’s Books and Fine Art from 10 to 11 a.m. We will discuss “I Am Happier to Know You” by Jeanne M. Eck. Jeanne lives in Gonzales and will lead the discussion. Her book is about the first of her five years in Egypt. It is “a Portrait of Egypt, Her people, Faith and Culture, Viewed through the Heart of a Western Woman.” There were many questions about this exciting topic. Come and meet Jeanne and join in our discussion.
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Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ 1113 Hastings, Gonzales New Way Church of God in Christ 514 St. Andrew, Gonzales Episcopal Episcopal Church of the Messiah 721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407 Evangelical La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo W. Central at 87 Nixon Full Gospel Camp Valley Full Gospel 7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80 Full Gospel Church 1426 Fisher, Gonzales Lutheran First Evangelical Lutheran 1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis Methodist Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A Dewville United Methodist West of FM 1117 on CR 121 First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist 403 E North Main, Flatonia Harris Chapel United Methodist S. Liberty St. Nixon Harwood Methodist Church North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood Henson Chapel United Methodist 1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales Monthalia United Methodist CR 112 off 97 Smiley United Methodist 1 blk S. of Hwy 87 Waelder United Methodist 2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97 Webster Chapel A.M.E. 1027 Church St. Gonzales Non-Denominational Agape Ministries 512 St. James, Gonzales Living Waters Fellowship Church 605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales Bread of Life Ministries 613 St. Joseph, Gonzales Cowboy Church of Gonzales County J.B. Wells Showbarn El Centro Cristiano “Agua Viva” of Waelder Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Emmanuel Fellowship 1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship Hwy. 80 in Leesville Jesus Holy Ghost Temple 1906 Hickston, Gonzales Lighthouse Church of Our Lord 1805 Weimar, Gonzales New Life Temple for Jesus Christ Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80 River of Life Christian Fellowship 207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500 Two Rivers Bible Church 1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales Inter-Denominational Faith Family Church 1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales Pentecostal Faith Temple Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2 1515 Dallas, Gonzales Temple Bethel Pentecostal 1104 S. Paul, Gonzales Life Changing Church of Gonzales 3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236 Presbyterian Pilgrim Presbyterian Church CR 210 off FM 1116 Presbyterian Church of Gonzales 414 St. Louis, Gonzales Messianic Judaism Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953
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tail sales, taking payments, answering phone, maintaining cleanliness of gym. PT-FT position. Morning shift, 9-4. If interested, please come by to fill-out an application at Revival Fitness, 931 Saint Lawrence Street, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.
11, 8-12. -------------------------Annual Mother’s Day Rummage & Bake Sale The Gonzales V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary to Post 4817 will have a Rummage & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 11, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Hall. Come fill a small bag for $1 or a big bag for $5 and don’t forget to get a delicious cake, pie, cookies, etc. All proceeds go towards our Cancer Aide & Research Program. Come out and support the V.F.W. We appreciate it.!
MISC. FOR SALE
dition. Call 361-2083565. -------------------------For Sale: Custom made picnic tables; made with treated lumber, with bolts and screws - will make the conventional table with seats attached to table; will also make tables with seat benches separate from table: 4-6 or 8 foot made for your specific needs. Call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273 for pricing and availability information. -------------------------ABOVE GROUND POOL 15’x30’ aboveground pool with deck, 48” high, needs new liner. Buyer disassembles, no delivery available. $1,400. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------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 -------------------------2 refrigerators, 1 small, 1 large, King, Full Bed sets, floor lamp, night stands, table, chair. 830672-9611 or 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. --------------------------
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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. -------------------------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. Asking $1,000. Good for autistic children or speech impaired children or adults. kathy, 830-8576646. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------1800’S Double Barrell Shotgun, Remington $1,500. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Antique Straight Razor display case, 18x24 (Memorabilia). $695. Call 512917-4078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361741-2604. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536.
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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
Gonzales Housing Authority 410 Village Dr., Gonzales TX, Is soliciting proposals to: Repair and paint the fascia on 22 buildings located at Green DeWitt Village. Contact: J. Conquest, 830-672-3419 for information.
Help Wanted at Edna’s Diner. Cooks, waitresses. Apply at Diner, 175 E. Hwy. 90, Luling. -------------------------SOLAR SCREEN I N S TA L L AT I O N NEEDED We need someone who knows how to install solar screens on house windows. Please call 713805-8105 and leave a message with a number to call you back just in case I’m away from phone. -------------------------Childcare Workers for Kids Club Working with kids from ages 2-12. PT position that could become FT. Morning and evening shifts available. Background Check Required. CPR certified is a plus. If interested, please come by to fill out an application at Revival Fitness, 931 Saint Lawrence Street, Gonzales, Texas. -------------------------Front Desk Clerk Signing-up new gym members, re-
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF GONZALES PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notiﬁes the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Commission for their consideration: The below listed property is currently zoned as Residential District (R-1) and is requested be rezoned to Multi Family Residential District (R-2). ADDRESS: 17.197 Acre Tract Located on Robertson Street PROPERTY OWNER: Mrs. P R McCaskill C/O Samantha H. Mokate Trust PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: PT 7 & Range VI PARCEL: 12436 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing May 14, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:30 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by Planning & Zoning Commission and the Public Hearing, projects go to City Council for their approval. The Planning and Zoning Commission encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Planning & Zoning Commission projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary ofﬁce at (830)-672-2815
MISC. FOR SALE
2 overhead fuel tanks. $175 each or $300 both. 830857-3324. -------------------------Give Mom a gorgeous Desert Rose Plant on Her Day, May 12. 1-year-old, grown fro seed, Reds and Pinks. 830-236-5901. (5-913) -------------------------Aussie Charcoal BBQ pit, $35.00. Spanish style 63 in. long coffee table with glass inserts on ends. $75.00. Call 830-437-2619. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------New Porch swing. Maple stain. $75. 512-917-4078. -------------------------Ladies boots, Justin Red Ropers, 8 1/2. Fat Babies, purple, 8 1/2. Silver-Studded dress, size 9. $20.00 each. 2 cowboy hats, red, 1 straw like, $10; 1 suede, $20. 830-263-1702. -------------------------5-13 inch tires for a race car. They are good for a dwarf car. Good tread, like brand new. $45 each. Call Brittany at 830-203-0762. -------------------------Poulan Weedeater, $65. Excellent condition, just like new. Push mower, $65., washer/dryer set, $350. Excellent con-
Three Family GARAGE SALE - Friday, May 10th from 1-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Patio furniture, clothes, children’s toys, furniture & many miscellaneous items. 100 W. Nelson St. in Moulton, Tx. -------------------------Large 4 family Garage Sale. Friday & Saturday, May 1011. 3404 CR 421. Watch for signs. Tools, farm eggs, dishes, furniture, antiques, knickknacks, lots of everything. -------------------------3 family garage sale: 125 St. Paul, 8-? M/W/C clothing, shoes, baby items, furniture, bikes, gas stove, entertainment center, etc. -------------------------Garage Sale: Greenwood Hills, 90A West (towards Seguin). Baby items/clothes/toys, Men/women/Maternity clothes & shoes, Headboard/ footboard, kitchen gadgets, Christmas tree, gift items, misc. Saturday, May
ORDINANCE NO. 2013-07
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS DECLARING THE UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE IN THE MAY 11, 2013, GENERAL CITY ELECDTION FOR COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 1 & 2 ELECTED TO OFFICE; CANCELLING THAT ELECTIN; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2013-08
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS APPROVING THE INCREASE OF RENTAL RATES FOR THE CITY OF GONZALES RV SITES TO $550.00 PER MONTH; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2013-09
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2008-04 BY INCREASING THE CURRENT WHOLESALE ENERGY RATE TO REFLECT THE INCREASE FROM LCRA; AUTOMATICALLY INCREASING RATES ON WHOLESALE ENERGY COSTS AS THEY ARE RECEIVED FROM LCRA IN THE FUTURE; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Victoria College will receive sealed competitive bids for the Victoria College Workforce Training Center Electrical Provisions – Gonzales, Texas, until 3:00 p.m., May 15, 2013. Bids will be received by Lydia Huber, Room 103, Academic Building, 2200 East Red River, Victoria, Texas 77901, and then opened and read aloud in Academic Building Room 108. Formal action on bids will be considered at a future meeting of the Board of Trustees. Bids received after the stated time and date above will be returned to the bidder unopened. Bid shall be based on lump sum fixed and unit pricing and must include all materials, labor, permits, fees, bonds and insurance. Contractor observations at the site of installation - 1828 St. Paul, Gonzales, Texas 78629 - is encouraged and may be arranged by contacting Larry Garret, D.V.M., Victoria College Director of Special Projects at (361) 485-6803. Failure by the Contractor to visit the site of installation to become fully informed of existing conditions shall not relieve the Contractor from compliance with all requirements of the Contract Documents. Bidding documents may be obtained by contacting the Engineer, Stridde, Callins & Associates, Inc., 1908 N. Laurent, Suite 540, Victoria, Texas 77901, telephone 361-8839199. A deposit of $50.00 is required for each set of documents. Checks for deposits shall be made payable to the Engineer. Full deposit will be returned provided complete, bound documents, including all addenda, are returned fully assembled and in good and re-usable condition within 10 days of the bid opening. All bids equal to or greater than $25,000.00 including any additive alternates, must be accompanied by bid security in the form of a cashier’s check, certified check or bid bond made payable without recourse to Victoria College in an amount equal to or not less than 5% of the bid amount including any additive alternates. Performance and labor and material payment bonds will be required equal to 100% of the contract amount, if more than $25,000.00. Prevailing wages adopted by Victoria College and published in the bid documents must be paid on this project. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 30 days subsequent to the opening of the bids without consent of Victoria College. All bid securities will be retained until contracts have been awarded and executed, but no longer than 30 days. Victoria College reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to accept any bid deemed by the College as being most beneficial to the College, and to waive all formalities in bidding. Witness my hand this 26th day of April, 2013, Lydia Huber, Director of Purchasing, Victoria College
The City of Gonzales is accepting applications for interested citizens to serve on multiple City Boards; including the Zoning Board of Adjustments, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, JB Wells Park Advisory Board, Museum Advisory Board, and Tourism Advisory Committee. All interested parties will need to complete an application and return to the office of the City Secretary. If you have any questions concerning the duties and functions of any of the Boards or Commissions please contact Kristina Vega, City Secretary at 830-672-2815 or email@example.com.
GONZALES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES I.
General: Gonzales Economic Development Corporation seeks proposals from qualified engineering firms to provide professional engineering services on an “as needed” basis. Gonzales Economic Development Corporation will select a firm to provide the services requested using the “Competitive Negotiation Procedure for Professional Services”. The complete Request for Proposal is available at the City of Gonzales Municipal Building, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday, and online at: www.GonzalesEDC.org or www.CityofGonzales.org.
II. Scope of Services: Gonzales Economic Development Corporation seeks professional engineering services to assist with particular projects as may be needed. Projects may be any which are within the scope of professional engineering and surveying. III. Site Visits: Site visits are strongly discouraged in the interest of reducing costs prior to shortlisting or the interview stage. IV. Term of Contract: Gonzales Economic Development Corporation shall enter into a one-year term contract with the selected engineering firm. The contract may be renewed, at the discretion of the OWNER, for up to three (3) successive one-year terms. V. Evaluation of Proposals: Proposals will be considered by the GEDC Board of Directors at the meeting Monday, June 3, 2013 at 6:00pm. VI. Contents of Proposals: Each firm which wishes to submit a proposal in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP) must submit eight (8) copies of company’s proposal, along with a cover letter of not more than two pages. VII. Rejection of Proposals: Gonzales Economic Development Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received. VIII. Deadline: Eight (8) copies of the written proposal and one electronic version shall be submitted by 5:00pm Friday, May 24, 2013. Proposals shall be mailed or delivered , and should be addressed to The Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, Attention: Kristina Vega, City Secretary. All proposals will be stamped with receipt date and time and no proposals received after the deadline shall be considered. IX. Information: Any questions should be addressed to the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, Attention: Carolyn Gibson-Baros, Economic Development Director, by telephone (830) 672-2815 or email cgibson@CityofGonzales.org.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
MISC. FOR SALE
Large shower chair. 19” color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pickup 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. -------------------------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.
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. -------------------------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.
All original. 29K Engine, 50K Transmission. 3/4 rear springs. $1K. 830-857-5927. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info. -------------------------Tires for Sale. 4 brand new tires - 255-35ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20” universal rims. $500. 830-8571340.
now 830-620-4500. RBI#36649. -------------------------3bedroom/2 bathroom singlewide available. $27,900. Call if in need of housing. 830-3056926. RBI#36486. -------------------------OILFIELD HOUSING - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with washer and dryer, office spaces, must see to appreciate. 830-305-6926. RBI#36486. -------------------------Between 4-5 Acres for Sale. Doublewide. Excellent condition. Hwy. frontage. 3BR, all electric, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.
HOMES FOR RENT
1ST MONTH RENT FREE 3/2’s from $595/ month. Several homes available. www.silentvalleyhomes.com. Lockhart, 512-376-5874. -------------------------Cabin for Rent. 1BR/1BA. Secluded, in country. $100/ nightly, Mon.-Fri. or $350/weekly. Weekend rates vary. No smokers. Call 830857-0986 or 830857-1418. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/ CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-8205461. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo. No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------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 830857-4458 for information. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 512-6560521. -------------------------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.
HOMES FOR RENT
$1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------For Rent to oilfield or pipeline workers 2BR/1BA, CH/A, furnished kitchen in Yoakum. Call 361293-6821.
HOMES FOR RENT
3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.
COMM. FOR RENT
(next to McCoy’s). 830-672-3763. -------------------------Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If interested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265.
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.
COMMERCIAL FOR SALE
Busy Restaurant with large customer base for sale in Smiley, Texas. Equipment included. Contact Nick or Doris, 830-587-6262, 210-373-6869 or 210-883-4271.
$ave Thou$and$! Repo Clearance. Open 7 days a week. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 800-369-6888. Open Sundays 1-6. tierraverdehomes. com. (RBI 32896). -------------------------New 2013 Doublewide 3 bedroom 2 bath, Super Energy Package. Delivered, Set, Air and skirting. Next 60 days if ordered. Only $49,900. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 979-743-6192. Open Sundays, 1-6. tierraverdehomes. com. (RBI 32896) -------------------------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. -------------------------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
Call 672-7100 to place your free garage sale ad.
2004 Infinity G35, 95,000 miles. Leather seats, sunroof, great condition, new tires. 512-7754399. -------------------------5-13 inch tires for a race car. They are good for a dwarf car. Good tread, like brand new. $45 each. Call Brittany at 830-203-0762. -------------------------2005 Cadillac CTS in excellent mechanical conditiion. 109,000 miles, 4-door, V-6, $8,800 OBO. Call 830672-1106. -------------------------For sale: Merucry Grand Marquis. Metallic Jade Green Effect. 22 inch rims. C.D. Player. Runs great. $4,000. 830203-8841. Thomas. Serious calls only. -------------------------1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Special Performance Coop. The LT5 engine is a 32 valve engine with a 16 fuel injections and twin double over head cams. Call: 830-540-4430. -------------------------Car and truck rims for sale. 15” and 14” rims. Can be used on trailers, trucks or older cars up to 1980. 4372232. -------------------------“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” -------------------------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.
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, 3 bedroom/1 bath, 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. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2bed, 1 bath trailer. New kitchen floor. For more information call Samantha at 830-857-5812.
COMMERCIAL FOR RENT
Office Space for rent - $650.00 includes water and electricity. No long term contract. Contact Kim at Gonzales Storage Units
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ROOM FOR RENT
Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.
Knowledgeable with VFD’s; start and stop stations; some PLC troubleshooting, able to work with 3 phase.
Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.
HOMES FOR RENT
Cottages for Lease. Fully furnished cottages for rent in Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture, flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items & appliances (full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500 Security Deposit. Application Required. 1 Bedroom, $1,300/month, 2 bedroom, $1,600/ month. Call 830351-1195. Shown by appointment. -------------------------House for Rent. 3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536 Sq. Ft., w/2 master suites. Perfect for oilfield executive or families. In Marion. $1,100/per month. 830-914-4044. -------------------------2BR/1BA house. 765 Sq. Ft. Large deck on back. $875/mo. Marion, TX. 830914-4044. ---------------------------------------
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
GONZALES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION The Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the GEDC Board for their consideration:
CITY OF GONZALES
MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430.
HAY FOR SALE
96 Round Hay Bales in field pen. Take all for $60/bale. 5404359 ro 540-4301.
The VC Foundation is seeking funding to complete the Gonzales Workforce Training Expansion project in order for the Training Center to be fully operational by January 2014. VC/Gonzales has an unfunded balance of $125,000.00 on the total project cost of $256,000.00, to complete the training center. At an April 29, 2013 Called GEDC Meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to fund the balance needed of $125,000.00 and respectfully requests City Council approval of this expenditure. Victoria College has agreed to complete the project by October 2013, register welding students November-December 2013, and begin welding courses in January 2014. The Science lab and Core Construction Skills will be in use for classes beginning fall semester of 2013.
The GEDC will hold a Public Hearing June 24, 2013, at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St., during the Regular Meeting that begins at 6:00pm, to allow for public comment on these projects and the proposed expenditure of 4B Sales Tax funds. After consideration and voting by the GEDC Board of Directors, all projects go to City Council for their approval of the expenditure of funds bu GEDC. The GEDC encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all GEDC projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Carolyn Gibson-Baros, Economic Development Director for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the Economic Development office at (830)672-2815.
Bush hog 6 ft. shredder. 830-2630881. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on baleflipper.com. $13,500. 512-5655927.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF GONZALES PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Commission for their consideration: The below listed property is currently zoned as Heavy Commercial District (C-2) and is requested to receive the overlay zoning for (PUD) Planned Unit Development. The underlying Zoning District of C-2 will stay intact with the property. PROPERTY OWNER: Robert K. Burchard and William F. Burchard PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, in Range No. 9, East of Water Street in the Original outer Town of Gonzales PARCEL: 12496 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing May 14, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:30 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by Planning & Zoning Commission and the Public Hearing, projects go to City Council for their approval. The Planning and Zoning Commission encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Planning & Zoning Commission projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815
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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. ---------------------------------------
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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED COMM. FOR RENT
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.
laundry work, ironing and running your personal errands. If you need a pair of jeans or shirt ironed for the night out or last minute event and didn’t make it to the cleaners in time, give me a call (830) 203-0716. References. Available. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you 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, 830-4372727; 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 830203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.
LAWN & GARDEN
rates. Call or test if interested, Duke, 830-857-3118. -------------------------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)
RV’S FOR RENT
4356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30’ Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28’ Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095.
BOATS FOR SALE
561-3335. Ask for Jeff.
cellent bloodline (Three Bars & Leo). All offers considered. Pics available upon request: amazin_grace454@ yahoo.com. Ph: #. 830-560-0238. -------------------------Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------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, 830-8574251.
Norte Oil & Gas Services at 830-519-4326 (M-F)
Day/Night positions available. CLASS A CDL, Good driving record, benefits available. Contact:
NOW HIRING CDL DRIVERS
Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently buying pre-owned Harleys. Looking to sell youR Harley? Call Jon Camareno at 830-624-2473.
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.
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
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)
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.
CKC Registered Miniature Dachsunds. 1st shots, wormed. $225. 830-8880165. -------------------------ANUE Pet Grooming. 7 days a week. Hand/Scissor Cut. Small, $20 & $30; Medium, $35 & $40; Medium/Large, $45. Ask for Susan. 361-258-1505. -------------------------FREE TO GOOD HOME: Red Heeler Female, 2 years old. Her name is Brandi, with papers. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------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. -------------------------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, 672-7954.(TFN)
Now Hiring RV Park Manager (Bi-Lingual a plus) 5784 US Hwy. 90A Gonzales, TX 78629 Contact Rob Martin for interview at 361-277-3403.
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.
APTS. FOR RENT
Two 2 BR. Apts. Fully furnished, Wi-Fi/Cable, covered parking. Good neighborhood. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. 6726265 or 857-4251. -------------------------Aumont Hotel. 1 & 2BR Suites and rooms. Seguin. 30 miles to Gonzales. 512-757-0280. -------------------------Efficiency apartment. EVERYTHING furnished. Pots, Pans, towels, TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830875-3028. -------------------------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.
RV’s FOR SALE
2006 Keystone Outback 30ft Sidney Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267. -------------------------1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/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.
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RV SITES FOR RENT
RV Sites Available in Nixon. $350/mo. includes utilities. Call 830-857-6921.
BOATS FOR SALE
For Sale: 2006 Fisher 1710 Aluminum Fishing Boat with Trailer and Cover. 60 HP Mercury 4-stroke with less than 40 hours. Motor Guide Trolling Motor, 2 Fish Finders...cockpit and bow. Bait Wells, Live Well, Loads of Storage. Includes Trailer and Mooring Cover. Excellent Condition, always Stored Inside. $7,000. Located in Cost, Texas. 512-656-2912. -------------------------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. 361-
Bull For Sale: * Black polled Hereford (White face). * 21 months old. * Very gentle, home grown. * Throws a predominance of “black baldies” when crossed with black hided cows. * This breed has a history of birthing small calves. * Heifer calves make great replacement stock. * Can be registered, if papers are important. * Price $2,500. Charles Nunes, 830-2030477. -------------------------For Sale: 4 Mouflon Sheep. 830-4814707. -------------------------FOR SALE: Beautiful Bay Mare ( brood mare) 14 yrs. Ex-
3 Bedroom, 2 bath brick home 3 miles from Gonzales on an acre. $129,000. Robin Baker, 830305-2959. Remax Professional Realty. -------------------------House for sale in Moulton area. .47 acre. Needs some TLC. $24,000. 979743-0269.
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Home for sale by owner. 2BDR, can be made into a 3 BDR/1BA, corner lot, storage building. 1404 Cavett St., Gonzales, TX. Contact Jen at 830-3514069 after 6 p.m. $65,000.00. Needs minor repairs. Good starter home. -------------------------Real Estate: Owner finance, 1214 St. Matthew. 2B/1Ba. $73,000 or best cash offer. Call Martha, 830-556-2280. Habla Espanol. -------------------------For Sale Historical Estate Home. Built in the 1800’s. Great investment home. Made into 4 apartments. Does need work. Home is located at 713 St. John, Gonzales, Texas. Asking price is $225,000.00. Contact information, Alex Lopez, 512921-8707 or Lupe Lopez, 713-2068105. -------------------------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. -------------------------Older couple downsizing 15 acres (10 acres fenced), house, 3/1 1/2, Barn, ponds, trees. Wharton County. $137,000. 979-5333262. --------------------------
4BR/2BA, 1900 Sq. ft. 210 Tanglewood Trail. New appliances, remodeled, new master bath. 830-857-6488. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975.
75 Acres Gillispie Co. 10 Min. N. of Fredericksburg. Hwy. Frontage, Hunting, Investment or Retirement. $7,500 acre. email@example.com -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544. -------------------------90x60 lot for sale. For more info, call Jose at (936) 4888115. -------------------------5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-2634888 for information.
5 experienced hunters looking for at least 800+ acres for hunting in Westhoff area. Bill Cain, 281-684-0165. -------------------------I’m looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888. -------------------------Wanted: Old work western boots. 830672-7384.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thanks to all those who sent If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your over items for rummage sale Mother: The Change of Plans
The Belmont Community Center Club would like to thank you for all your support for their rummage sale. We thank you who supplied the rummage, especially the books donated from the library in Luling after their sale and the Master Gardeners of plants from their sale. Paul Allen Jr. supplies us with the rest if the plants every year. He starts at the first of the year and can depend on his “green thumb” regular as clock work. The plants brought in about $300.00 and the bake sale about the same. I think that is pretty good for those two items. It is reported that they opened the doors at 8 am and the people came rushing in. The rummage must have been very good because they sold a great amount of it and there was some left that was classified as antiques that is being stored until there is another sale later in the summer. Thank you for your support as it gave us enough money to go ahead and get several more major projects done. Someone is being hired to paint the outside I am writing this. This next Sunday, May 12th, is a busy time for most families. It is Mother’s Day. It is time to honor whoever you look up to and call your Mother. Sometimes it is your Mother, or Grandmother, sister, or even your brother. It doesn’t matter. Honor them on their special day. There will be a Flag Day ceremony at Leesville on May 18th. I haven’t gotten the details on it yet, but I hope to have it by next week. Don’t forget that Memorial Day is next in line where we honor our military that have died serving our country. It started out from the Civil War honoring our Union and Confederate soldiers and has expanded to all our military. The 49th Soefje Reunion will be held Sunday, June 2nd, at Southbank Subdivision Clubhouse, 222 Southbank Blvd., New Braunfels, TX with registration starting at 11AM and 12:15 PM meeting followed by lunch. For more information contact:
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firstname.lastname@example.org, Carolyn Linnartz 830643-9917. If your family has grown or decreased, changed etc., you will need to bring that information. The tea and paper goods will be furnished but you need to bring a large dish of food according to where the alphabet hits your last name. Your prayers and thoughts are needed for the following: Joe Kotwig, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Mariessa, Bill and Marie Lott, Louise Jones, Sandy Ingram, Brenda Johnson, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge” Duncan, Mildred O’Neal, Rhonda Pruett, Matt McGrew. Terrence, Aunt Frances Gandre, Glenn Mikesh, Fletcher Johnson, Lillie Lay, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Keith Glass, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Bill Bassett, Carol and husband, Margie Menking, Morgan, Justin,’Marcie and Blaine Welker, The Bullards, Aunt Pauline Bridenbaugh, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Mary and Pete Camarillo, Lanny Baker, Bob Young, Ann Bond, Marguerite Williams, the family of Al Lowman, the families of West, TX, the families in the Boston situation, the men lost in the last military plane operation in Afghanistan and all the rest of the military and their families too. We have two Seniors graduating from Gonzales High School at the Monthalia United Methodist Church this year. They are Sean Allen and Sibil Philippus. They will be honored this next Sunday. The Prom was also held in Gonzales this last Saturday. There were some beautiful girls with their hair all fixed up to a“ T” and dresses that were not describable they were so pretty. I can’t leave out the boys. They were very handsome too. Sean Allen was elected Prom King and Kiley Braune was elected Prom Queen. Congrats to them. A little belated Happy Birthday to the Abrameit Triplets. Madelyn, Charlie, and Chris turned thirteen this past Monday. We wish
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them many more Happy Birthdays. The Belmont Social Club was so busy Friday night that it warped my brain as to how that many people were coming and going. Nixon apparently was having their prom on Friday night. There were some beautiful young ladies and gentlemen dining before they went to have a lot of fun. We listed to good music by Best Friends. Hunter Hewell was there to help them out. Hunter is getting better all of the time. I talked to Hunter’s dad, Tres Hewell, about Hunter’s future. He said that he has been accepted to the Honor’s program in Business Management at Baylor. Then along with this there is an additional program that Hunter will be taking in Nashville where he will study the production, writing, and what happens behind the scenes in the music world. He said Hunter loves to sing, but his main interest is in writing songs. There is a picture in last week’s Cannon sent in by Melanie Hewell of the Lifegate Falcons receiving their title rings as winners of the 2012 TAPPS Division II Six-Man Football Championship. Hunter is also a member of that group. And soon he will graduate. Congrats to him and all of the fellow seniors at Lifegate. The girls, Best Friends, are doing other duties this next Friday. However, Jeffrey Charles will be there for an afterhours dance on Saturday from 9pm to 1am. Belmont seems to be a good meeting place for everyone. Slowly but surely the old Rather store is turning into the Belmont General Store. The repairs on the Belmont Community Center are coming right along. The Belmont United Methodist Church welcomes you every Sunday at 9AM with Pastor Paul Smith preaching. You don’t have to be a Methodist. We welcome any faith. Let’s see, I am 5ft 8 in. tall. Samson saw a tiny bug on the bathroom wall and that crazy cat decided he should kill it. So he jumped up the wall, higher than my head, and he killed that bad bug. However when Samson came back down he landed flat in his water bowl. I was so mad at him, but it was so funny I couldn’t stop laughing to fuss at him. Here is this fifteen pound cat trying to tip toe out of the water and there is water everywhere and he did it to himself. The poor baby acted like he might die because of that water. Have a good week, and God Bless.
One Saturday morning Mother called, “I’d love to come spend the weekend with you, John has gone to Boerne to look for a house…I think we are moving there.” What? Moving to Boerne? With Dr. John? What? When? MOTHER! Before I picked Mother up to spend the weekend, I called my sister. She hadn’t heard anything about this and was just as worried as I was. Mother was needing more and more help with just about everything. They lived in the independent living area of the retirement community they had moved to less than a year before. It was independent living in name only ... there was a lovely dining room just across the sidewalk from their back door. Dr. John provided the direction and care that Mother could have gotten only in Assisted Living, but he was willing to do that. Let me interject here that Dr. John moved six times in the three years we knew him and he took Mother with him once. But, he was not going to move her to Boerne! While I had Mother, my sister got an interesting call from a realtor in Boerne. The realtor was asking her what Dr. John’s plans were, what exactly was he looking for, was he really “on the level”, and just who did he belong to? Janie pled “not guilty”, but learned that he seemed confused and the realtor was worried about him. She found him a motel to stay in overnight and said she thought he would return the next day. And this is who we were supposed to send our Mother off to live with in Boerne? I don’t think so! The next day my sister and I went to the retirement community where Mother lived before she and Dr. John moved. It was quickly apparent to us that she would not be able to manage the independent side on her own and it seemed Dr. John was determined to go to Boerne. Our only choice was to sign her up for Assisted Living and we knew she would NOT like this plan at all. My sister and I explained the plan and were surprised that Mother agreed that Assisted Living was the only option. She did
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not like the idea, but agreed that moving to Boerne was not a good idea. She realized this was where she was in her lifetime and she accepted it with grace ... not enthusiasm, but with tremendous grace. It helped a lot that their trip to the Grand Canyon was later that week. We got busy packing and making those fun plans. While Mother and Dr. John were on their trip my sister and I packed and moved Mother. We fixed her new apartment with all her things just the way she was used to ... “a place for everything and everything in its place” as she would say. New bed linens and some new things for the walls, it all looked very nice —but it was still Assisted Living. When we picked them up from their trip, my sister and I took Mother to her new place. I spent the night with her to help acclimate to the new surroundings. We even moved her piano to the community room. My brother-in-law took Dr. John to their old place. He was continuing with his plan to move to Boerne and was convinced Mother would come to visit often. That next week Dr. John had an appointment with his eye doctor and learned that he should no longer drive: the move to Boerne was off! This new development made Mother’s move seem unnecessary, but a wise one in the long run. We were not sure that Dr. John could handle Mother’s increasing needs any longer. This really was for the best. Shortly after that Dr. John moved again. He moved to a different independent living place and Mother went to visit and stay often. They carried on like that for quite a while. Things usually work out for the best, it certainly did in this case. Gotta love ‘em.
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By CAROL DUBOSE
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On April 24th at Pilot Club meeting Dr. Stephani Gacke accepted a generous donation from the Pilot Club of Gonzales represented by Pam Parker for 2013 Project Graduation Party. The all-night party on May 31st, to be held at Disciple Oaks Conference Center is themed with ‘Happy Trails’ to the Class of 2013 and decor of an immense Texas Western party, including the foods and funour favorites. The grads and guests who participate will win $ and be eligible for the big prizes given at the party’s end. “We’re ‘pulling out all the stops’”, said Dr. Gacke. “It’s gonna be one big party.” At the program meeting the Pilot Club of Gonzales, Texas was privileged to hear the report of Ann Alexander, Exec. Dir. of Norma’s House, the Gonzales Regional Children’s Advocacy Center inc., which is a jewel
of a facility helping children and their families with the horrible problems of child abuse, including bullying, neglect of the children, sexual assault/abuse, depression as a result of the above, changes in behavior and progress in school-all without warning in families. These abuses are much more common than we know and statistics show 1 in 4 under the age of 18, females may have been abused. And 1 in 6 males under age 18 may have been abused. Only 10% of sexually abused minors will tell their stories. People serving on the G. Reg. Child. Adv. Ctr. Bd. of Dir. are local church ministers, school teachers, people representing the 25th Judicial District, people of Gonzales, Nixon and Waelder Police Departments - all volunteering their time to help banish the misery of children in deep troubles, not of their own doing. The Mission Statement G. Reg. Child. Adv. Ctr.
Bd. is “TO RESTORE THE DIGNITY, HOPE AND SECURITY TO THE CHILDREN OF GONZALES AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES BY UNITING PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OUR COMMUNITY.” The safe, child - friendly environment of Norma’s House helps child victims tell of the abuse and receive counseling service to change lives and give hope. Donations are always needed to help replace supplies, provide the counseling and to establish the individual needs of families where there is abuse and/ or neglect. You may report child abuse anonymously by the Child Abuse Hotline, calling 1-800-252-5400 or dial 911 or you may give non-emergency reports at DFPS website http://www. txabusehotline.org. Visits to Norma’s House are encouraged at 1604 St. Paul, Gonzales TX 78629 and volunteers are welcome. Phone 830-672-1278 to set it up.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Seek the unique gifts for Mother’s Day
Come spring, shoppers often ask, “What gift should I get Mom for Mother’s Day?” How do people transform the sentiments they have for their mother into gifts that represent love and devotion? Buying a Mother’s Day gift is no easy task, especially for those who wait until the last minute to do their shopping. Beginning early can ease the pressure of Mother’s Day shopping. Research gift options at least a month prior so that you can read reviews on products and services to guarantee quality. You also want to make sure the gift will arrive on time if you will be ordering your gift online. Here are other ways to shop in a smart manner. * Do some sleuthing. Play detective and take inventory of what Mom likes to do the most. If you ask your mother what she wants, she will likely brush off the question and tell you nothing. It is up to you to do the investigative work. Pay attention to conversations and see if there is anything she mentions wanting to try or something around the house that may need updating. Practical gifts are less likely to end up unopened in the basement or attic. * Check expiration dates. Gift certificates and cards for particular stores or services are popular come Mother’s Day. But it is essential to check expiration dates on the certificates or find gifts, as there is a good chance Mom will put off pampering herself and you would not want the gift to expire before she has a chance to use it. In compliance with the law, chain restaurant gift cards don’t expire for at least five years from purchase. Those might be your safest bet. * Verify a business. Although Mom may love a cute boutique that just opened, verify the business before buying a gift card from it. An unpredictable economy has made it even harder for new businesses to succeed, and you don’t Mom to be stuck with a worthless gift card should the new business not thrive. If she really likes a particular new business, take her on a shopping spree at the store instead. * Skip the chocolate overload. Flowers and chocolates are traditional Mother’s Day gifts. However, calorie-conscious women may not want to be faced with the temptation of a warehouse-sized box of chocolate treats. If Mom truly loves chocolate, treat her to a gourmet piece or two, but don’t make that your main gift. * Avoid “final sale” items. It can be tempting to peruse the deep-discount
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
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On Thursday, April 11, the Gonzales ISD Education Foundation hosted the TAME Trailblazer at North Avenue Intermediate. Developed and maintained by the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), the Trailblazer is the only interactive science and engineering museumon-wheels in Texas. This event was sponsored by Marathon Oil Company and provided the 5th grade science classes an opportunity to experience a hands-on tour. Volunteers from Marathon Oil as well as Foundation mem-
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Hernandez hoping to mine Playoff Roundup Flatonia sweeps gold at state this weekend Mumford in two
By MARK LUBE
Thursday, May 9, 2013
It has been advised to pay attention to details. Gonzales freshman shot put thrower Erika Hernandez has wisely followed this advice and will now compete in the UIL State Track and Field Championships, held tomorrow and Saturday at the University of Texas Austin’s Mike A. Meyers Track. Hernandez was runnerup at the Region IV-3A meet held April 26-27 in Kingsville. She had a best throw of 39 feet, 3 ¼ inches. It was the little things that elevated her to success at district and further. “She has really been working on her footwork and getting techinques down,” GHS head girls’ track coach Cully Doyle said. “She focused on doing the small things right and it has paid off for her with a second-place finish at regionals.” Hernandez was ecstatic at her regional results. “Getting second at regionals was exciting,” she said. “I was real proud of getting 39 feet, three and three-fourths inches.”
At district, Hernandez had a best throw of 36-10 and improved a little at the area meet with a long throw of 36-10 ½. Hernandez will be working to improve her best throw at regionals by a mere three-fourths of an inch to crack 40 feet or farther. “Hopefully, at state I can get to 40 or 45, what Coach (Doyle) wants me to get to,” she said. “I can reach my goals by working on my footwork and the way I release the ball, how I spin. It is hard to do properly, but it will pay off with my throws keeping me in the competition.” About a week before the meet, Hernandez was practicing in some very windy conditions and now she has an idea of how wind can affect the throwing. “If the wind can add distance to my throws, then it would be a good thing if the weather is windy,” she said. “And being windy can help keep things cool on a hot day.” It will not be Hernandez’s first trip to a UIL athletic state contest as she competed in the state powerlifting meet earlier this year. “I am ready for another round in a different event,”
From coaches’ reports The Flatonia Bulldogs baseball team swept Mumford in convincing fashion. Flatonia won the first game, 12-1, and was equally unstoppable in Game 2, winning 18-1. In the first game, Flatonia jumped out to a 6-0 lead in first inning, added two runs in the second and plated a run in the third. Mumford brought in one run in the top of the fourth. But the ‘Dogs were on a roll and scored three times in the bottom of the inning. Marcus Mica took the win for Flatonia and leading at the plate was Will Bruns, who went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Gus Venegas was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, Mitchell Mica was 1-for-2 with a triple and RBI, Marcus Mica finished 1-for-4 with RBI and two runs, and Cristihan Rodriguez went 1-for-2. In the second game, Flatonia exploded for 10 runs in the top of the second after they led just 2-1 after the first inning. The ‘Dogs closed out the game with six more runs in third
Gonzales’ Erika Hernandez will be looking to medal at the UIL State Track and Field Championships this weekend. The freshman placed second at regionals last month with a best throw of 39-3 ¼. (Photo by Mark Lube) Hernandez said. She said she expects the competition at the state track and field meet to be more intense, yet in still she would like to win it all or at least stand on the podium. But if she happens to not make the top three, well, STATE, Page C2
and played solid defense for three innings, holding Mumford to a no-hitter. Josh Velasquez got the win on the hill, Livan Cedillo went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Bruns went 1-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs, Marcus Mica went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a triple. Mitchell Mica batted 1-for-2 with a double and three runs, Casen Novak was 1-for-2 with two runs, Velasquez hit 1-for-3 with three runs, Zane Ponder was 1-for-3 with two runs, Venegas finished 1-for-3 with two runs while Matthew Kozelsky and Phillip Cherry both went 1-for-1. Cuero vs. Columbus The Cuero Gobblers baseball won the bi-district series against Columbus with wins of 15-5 and 7-2. In Game 1, Cuero took a 10-1 lead after three innings en route to a 15-5 rout. Austin Johnson took the win for Cuero with Levi Jones and Dustin Ohrt also throwing. Top batters for the Gobblers were Clint Davis (3-for-4, double, two runs), Justin Kremling (3for-3, two runs, two RBIs) PLAYOFFS, Page C2
Lee, Cuero girls Offensive showing ends in heart show strong at break for the Lady Cardinals state golf tourney
AUSTIN – Gonzales senior golfer Ryan Lee concluded his high school career and a stellar senior season last Thursday and Friday at the UIL Class 3A Golf Championship Tournament at Jimmy Clay Golf Course in Austin. Thursday proved to be a semi-windy day for playing golf at the tournament. Lee shot 38 in the front 9 on Thursday, two strokes over par. On the back 9, he ended up carding 41 and ended the first day with a 79 strokes, seven over par. On Friday, Lee shot a 40 on the first nine holes including a pair of double bogeys, three bogeys and three birdies to be four strokes over, going into the second-round back nine holes. He shot a 44 over his last nine holes to finish with 84 strokes and 19 over for the second day. He finished the tournament with three birdies, 15 pars, 14 bogeys and four double bogeys. Lee’s two-day total was 163, getting him a tie for No. 22 with Decatur’s Dylan Rottner and Hunter Montgomery of Andrews. James Sandoval of Pleasanton was 3A boys individual champion with 148 strokes, ahead of secondplacers Sam Rogers of
Fredericksburg and Tanner Napier of Paris who both tallied a 152. The Cuero girls capped off an appearance in the UIL Class 3A state golf tournament with a tie for tenth as they were neck and neck with Bridgeport. Both teams carded an 859 for the two-day event. The Lady Gobblers shot 431 and improved by three strokes to 428 on day two, finishing 283 strokes over par. Cuero was paced by Chelsea Veit, who shot 95 and 91 for 186. Cassidy Blackwell carded a 106 and 104 to total 210, while Mary Kate Krueger started out with a 104 but dropped to 109 to finish 213. Kaelen Sievers totaled 250 (126, 124) and Hannah Lucas shot 132 and 127 for a total of 259.
Bethany Pokluda gets a big hit early for St. Paul. Playing in her last game as a prep, Pokluda doubled in the game. (Photo by Mark Lube)
By MARK LUBE
WEIMAR — Shiner St. Paul and Bellville Faith Academy were so evenly matched that even the most talented prognosticator in the stands could not have made at least an educated guess. When the dust settled in the TAPPS Class 2A regional game, it was the Lady Knights who were on top, 10-9, Tuesday night in Weimar.
“This game could have gone either way,” St. Paul head coach Chris Farias said. Both teams literally stepped up to the plate by combining for 19 runs and 28 hits. Get a double-digit number of hits and it is certainly tough to lose a game. “You are not going to lose many games with 17 hits on the board,” Farias said. “Bellville Faith Academy is a great team and are well coached.” St. Paul and Faith Academy traded big innings
early in the game. The Lady Cardinals found themselves with two outs in the bottom of the second and extended the action with some big swings. Kymberlie Malatek singled, followed by the same by Mary Adamek and Victoria Kusac. Alexa Schaefer got an infield single to score Malatek and Samantha Siegal laid down a bunt and beat the throw to first, getting Adamek home for a 2-0 St. Paul lead. Bethany Pokluda and Lizzy Opiela did likewise,
scoring Kusac and Schaefer, respectively. In the top of the third, Lady Knights got Jaycee Crawford on via the error, with Ashley Flores and Kaitlyn Little picking up walks. Amanda Allard then got a two-run single and Little went home on the hit by Paige McShain. Rachel Crawford’s groundout sacrifice got Allard home to tie the game. Faith Academy broke the tie in the top of the fifth ST. PAUL, Page C5
Track & Field
400 — 1st, Dylan Barton, St. Paul, 50.93. 300 hurdles — 4th, Dakota Kresta, St. Paul, 44.49. 200 — 2nd, Jonathan Vanek, Sacred Heart, 23.78; 3rd, Adam Hollenbach, St. Paul, 23.84. 1600 relay — 3rd, St. Paul, 3:41.28. Girls Team results — 1st, Shiner St. Paul, 93; 5th, Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 62. High jump — 2nd, Emily Harper, Sacred Heart, 5-0; 3rd, Jordan Pawelek, St. Paul, 4-10. Pole vault — 5th, Hailey Herzik, Sacred Heart, 6-6. Long jump — 5th, Madison Etzler, Sacred Heart, 15-8. Triple jump — 3rd, Elise Patek, St. Paul, 32-7 ½ ; 5th, Kymberlie Malatek, St. Paul, 31-10 ½ . Shot put — 3rd, Adrienne Klimitchek, Sacred Heart, 32-4; 4th, Ashlyn Patek, St. Paul, 32- ¾ ; 5th, Nicolette Siegel, St. Paul, 30-7. Discus— 5th, Adrienne Klimitchek, Sacred Heart, 85-3 ½ ; 6th, Nicolette Siegel, St. Paul, 80- ½ 3200 – 1st, Natalie Jackson, St. Paul, 12:23.29. 400 relay— 1st, St. Paul, 51.24; 3rd, Sacred Heart, 51.95. 100 hurdles — 3rd, Robyn Pavlicek, Sacred Heart, 17.63. 100 — 5th, Jenna Brown, Sacred Heart, 13.86. 800 relay — 1st, St. Paul, 1:50.40; 4th, Sacred Heart, 1:52.64. 400 — 3rd, Sabrina Koerth, Sacred Heart, 1:03.95. 300 hurdles- — 3rd, Elise Patek, St. Paul, 51.0 200 — 4th, Kirsten Heger, Sacred Heart, 28.25. 1600 — 2nd, Natalie Jackson, St. Paul, 5:35.56. 1600 relay — 4th, St. Paul, 4:27.93; 5th, Sacred Heart, 4:32.60.
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Results from the TAPPS Class 2A Regional Meet held in Hallettsville (Area athletes only) Boys Team results — 1st, Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 123; 2nd, Shiner St. Paul, 107. High jump — 1st, Leightin Pilat, Sacred Heart, 6-2; 5th, Jacob Barton, Sacred Heart, 5-6; 6th, Thomas Bell, St. Paul, 5-4. Pole vault — 1st, Leightin Pilat, Sacred Heart, 12-6; 4th, Trent Janak, Sacred Heart, 10; 5th, Tyler Kraatz, Sacred Heart, 8. Long jump — 1st, Leightin Pilat, Sacred Heart, 20-11 ½ ; 3rd, Dylan Barton, 19-9 ½ ; 4th, Jonathan Vanek, Sacred Heart, 19-7 ¼ . Triple jump — 1st, Leightin Pilat, Sacred Heart, 42-9 ¼ ; 3rd, Adam Hollenbach, St. Paul, 41-3. Shot put — 2nd, Brier Shimek, Sacred Heart, 43-1 ½ ; 5th, Laddie Patek, St. Paul, 36-5; 6. Danson Bludau, Sacred Heart, 36-2 ¾ . Discus — 1st, Brier Shimek, Sacred Heart, 123-5 ½ ; 2nd, Laddie Patek, St. Paul, 119; 3rd, Leightin Pilat, Sacred Heart, 113-10; 4th, Austin Horne, St. Paul, 111-5 ½ . 3200 — 5th, Mason Matias, St. Paul, 12:03.06. 400 relay — 1st, St. Paul, 44.49; 2nd, Sacred Heart, 45.68. 800 — 4th, Cole Hybner, St. Paul, 2:07.89. 110 hurdles — 2nd, Scott Stoner, Sacred Heart, 16.82; 4th, Jacob Barton, Sacred Heart, 17.6; 5th, Dakota Kresta, St. Paul, 17.65. 100 — 1st, Jonathan Vanek, Sacred Heart, 11.6; 2nd, Colby Schrade, St. Paul, 11.74. 800 relay — 3rd, St. Paul, 1:36.83.
Shiner’s Austin Esse locks in before throwing a pitch during the Comanches 15-4 win over Burton on Friday. Esse threw for 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win. (Courtesy photo)
Here is the schedule for the 2013 UIL State Track and Field Championships held at the University of Texas’ Mike A. Meyers Stadium (Area athletes only) Friday 8:20 a.m., 3200-meter run Class 1ADII boys — Alex Reyes, Moulton. 9:20 a.m., 3200-meter run Class 2A girls — Carley Glass, Luling; Kristaly Munoz, Luling. 11 a.m., Pole Vault Class 1ADI boys — Reed Rightmer, Flatonia. 4:30 p.m., High Jump Class 2A boys — Ty Anderson, Luling. — Erika Hernandez, Gonzales. 7 p.m., Discus Class 2A girls — 11 a.m., High Jump Class 3A Cassidy Targac, Hallettsville. boys — Tre’Vontae Hights, Yoakum. Saturday 11:30 a.m., Pole Vault Class 3A 8:30 a.m., Long Jump Class 3A girls — Lexi Williams, Yoakum. boys — Tre’Vontae Hights, Yoa12 p.m., 400-meter Relay Class kum. 1ADI girls — Shiner. 9 a.m., Discus Class 3A girls — 1:05 p.m., 100-meter dash Class Celine Markert, Yoakum. 1ADI girls — LaNeshia Hunt, 9 a.m., Pole Vault Class 3A boys Shiner. — Cole Knocke, Yoakum. 1:45 p.m., 400-meter run Class 10 a.m., Triple Jump Class 1ADI 1ADI boys — Evel Jones, Shiner. boys — Evel Jones, Shiner. 2:05 p.m., 300-meter hurdles 11 a.m., Shot Put Class 3A girls Class 1ADI girls — Meloni Berger, Shiner. 2:45 p.m., 1600-meter run Class 2A girls — Kristaly Munoz, Luling; Carley Glass, Luling; 1600-meter Class 2A boys — Jose Campos, Luling. 6:45 p.m., 100-meter hurdles Class 3A girls — Abby Sheppard, Cuero. 7:25 p.m., 800-meter relay Class 3A boys — Yoakum. 8:05 p.m., 300-meter hurdles Class 3A girls — Abby Sheppard, Cuero.
STATE: Title defenses in PLAYOFFS: Shiner, Flatonia store for Anderson, Sheppard advance into the next round
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she is not a senior. “I have three more years of track going on (to have more chances to get to and win a medal at state),” Hernandez said. “I am very proud of Erika advancing to the state track and field meet,” Doyle said. “She has really stepped out of her comfort zone.” Doyle said Hernandez had thrown 35-0 in regular-season meets and practice sessions. “She is strong when she is good and I think she can be one of the best shot put throwers in the state,” he said. Joining Hernandez at the state meet will be athletes from Cuero, Yoakum, Hallettsville, Luling, Shiner, Flatonia and Moulton after their top two finishes at their respective regional meets. Moulton’s Alex Reyes came in second place in the Class 1ADII 3,200-meter run as he completed his race in 10 minutes, 38.07 seconds. Flatonia’s Reed Rightmer came in runner up in the Class 1A pole
vault as he reached a top height of 13 feet. The Lady Comanche 400-relay team of Meloni Berger, Emily Hamilton, Emily Gamez and LaNeisha Hunt will be in attendance as they finished in second place with a final time of 50.61. Hunt, finished second in the 100 at state last year, will also run in the event again as the regional champion after a 12.79 race and Berger will try for a state title in the 300 hurdles. Shiner’s Evel Jones will run in the 400 as he was the regional champ with a time of 48.75 and runner-up in the triple jump at regionals with a best of 43-2 ¼. Jones earned two silver medals at state last year as a member of both the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams. Luling’s Kristaly Munoz won the 1600 in 5:22.3 and teammate Carley Glass was second in 5:25.84. The two switched places in the 3200 with Glass first in 11:26.56 and Munoz behind her at 11:28.86. Glass was second in the 3200 at state last year. Cassidy Targac of Hallettsville was first in the
discus with a best toss of 111-09. Jose Campos of Luling won second place in the 1600 with a time of 4:31.57 and Ty Anderson, also of Luling, won the high jump with 6-8. Anderson is the defending state champion after winning the event last year by clearing 6-9. For Class 3A, Cuero’s Abby Sheppard won the 100 hurdles in 14.84. She will also get the chance to defend her state title in the 300 hurdles, which she won at regionals in 45.17. Lexi Williams of Yoakum took runner-up in the pole vault with 11-3 and teammate Celine Markert won second place in the discus with a throw of 125-4. The Yoakum Bulldogs will send pole vaulter Cole Knocke, who finished second with a vault of 14-9. Tre’Vontae Hights won the long jump with 23- ½ and was second in the high jump with 6-4, and the 800-relay team of Myron Hights Blake McCracken, Tre’Vontae Hights and Heath Kristek will compete after coming in second place in 1:30.44.
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and Brayden Sievers (2-for3, three runs). Shiner vs. Bremond Shiner rallied from a first-game loss to take the area round series against Bremond. The Lady Comanches defeated Bremond, 2-1, on Thursday and Friday. Shiner took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first but Bremond jumped into the lead in the bottom of the third with three runs. Shiner tied things up with a run in the fourth and Bremond came back with a pair of runs in the fifth to go up 5-3. Shiner bounced into the lead, 6-5, in the top of the seventh, but Bremond rallied for two runs to take Game 1 in the bottom of the inning. Ce Ce Darilek took the loss for the Lady Comanches with seven runs on eight hits, four walks and four strikeouts. She was also 2-for-3 with an RBI. Kristin Schacherl was 1-for-3 with one run, Julianna Rankin was 1-for-1 with one run, Hannah Koenning and Tamara Hajek both batted
1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, Meagan Chumchal scored one run, and Sara Lauer got a hit. Shiner bounced back in Game 2 by pounding Bremond, 18-1. Shiner took a humble 4-0 lead after the second inning and added two runs in the top of the third. The Lady Comanches were a juggernaut in the fourth inning as they scored 12 runs. Rankin got the win in the circle by holding Bremond to three hits. Hannah Koennning was 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIS, Sara Lauer went 2-for-5 with one run, Schacherl hit 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs, Hajek finished 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs, Darilek batted 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, Hannah Nevlud was 1-for2 with two runs and an RBI, Chumchal scored one run and one RBI, and Sarah Koenning hit 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Bremond took an early 3-0 lead in the third and final game. Shiner eventually knotted the game at 3 in the third inning. Bremond
went back ahead, 4-3, in the top of the fourth and Shiner scored five in the bottom of the inning. Bremond closed the deficit to 8-5 in the fifth, but Shiner scored four in the bottom of the fifth to put the game out of reach. Rankin took the win with six hits, eight strikeouts and three walks. Schacherl had a monster game at the plate by going 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Hannah Koenning was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs, Rankin was 2-for-4 with one RBI, Alex Flynn scored two runs, Hajek hit 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI, Darilek was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI, Chumchal was 2-for-4 with two runs and Sarah Koenning was 1-for-4. Flatonia vs Thrall The Flatonia softball team won the area title last weekend by defeating Thrall. Thrall opened the series with a 12-6 win. The Lady Tigers took a 4-0 lead after one inning and outscored Flatonia 4-1 in the second. The Lady ‘Dogs scored four PLAYOFFS, Page C5
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Apache Athletic Banquet Winners
Senior student trainer Jessica Nelson was named to the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association AllState Academic team. (Photo by Mark Lube)
Erwin Ckodre (left) poses with the winners of the Leadership Award that bears his name. They are Morgan Simper, Trey Kridler and Carly Bozka. (Photo by Mark Lube)
Winners of the 2012-13 Clara Nell Snyder Courage Award were (from left) Shayla Simper, Laci Lock and Zack Lopez. (Photo by Mark Lube)
GISD Athletic Department MVP award winners were (from left) Lindsey Akers, Cameron Smith and Elea Molina. (Photo by Mark Lube)
Apache Booster Club Excellence in Athletics scholarship winners were (from left) Trey Kridler, Ryan Lee, Carly Bozka, Josh Estrada, Shayla Simper and Laci Lock. (Photo by Mark Lube)
Luling falls just short, gets swept by Blanco
By MARK LUBE
SAN MARCOS — The Luling Eagles came close to forcing a Game 3 with the Blanco Panthers Saturday evening at Texas State University’s Bobcat Baseball Stadium, but could not stop a Blanco rally, falling 7-6. The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and battled after Blanco tied the game at 2-2 in the second inning. Luling came up with four runs in the third for commanding 6-2 lead, but Blanco slowly cut it down to 6-5; knotted the game at 6-6 and scored again in the bottom of the seventh for the win. “The kids played hard but we lost to a good team,” Luling head coach Logan Cordes said. “Blanco got the hits when they needed to.” Blanco had opened the series the day before with a 6-0 victory, with Luling committing five errors. In the second game, Luling worked to only have two errors in the field. Cordes said Luling had a couple of mistakes on base running which were costly. Offense was not lacking in the game as the teams combined for two dozen hits. Eagle leadoff batter Juan Ordonez smacked the ball on literally the game’s very
first pitch. It dropped into the gap between center and right field for a single. Starting pitcher Anthony Perales followed suit with a hit to score Ordonez as Luling jumped on the scoreboard quickly. Ryan Larison was hit by the pitch and Trayden Staton got a hit to load the bases. Trevor Grabarkewitz hit a sacrifice fly ball to center, bringing home runner Austin Hinajosa. For Blanco, Colton Childress got a two-out single, stole second and scored on the triple by T.J. Hardin to bring the Panthers to within 2-1. The Panthers tied the game in the bottom of the second as Chad Marshall drew a walk, stole second and later advanced from third to home on a wild pitch. Luling zipped to a 6-2 lead in the top of the fourth. Josh Alvarez got a one-out single and Brian Guerrero followed him with a base hit. Both runners advanced on a balk. Bryce Watts singled to score Alvarez and then Guerrero was sent home on the single by Ordonez. Perales was walked and later, runner Aaron Werlein was caught stealing at second. Blanco switched pitchers, moving Sam Isenberg onto the mound. Larison knocked in Watts with a hit. Staton
Luling’s Juan Ordonez slides safely into second ahead of the tag during the Eagles close loss to Blanco on Saturday. (Photo by Mark Lube) doubled into left field scoring Ordonez. Blanco closed down to 6-5 with a three-run, bottom of the fourth. Kyle Sauceda flew out to shortstop Alvarez on the leadoff. Pinch hitter Layne Lassberg drew a walk and Isenberg singled between third and second. Kyle Gray then got a three-run homer, drawing the Panthers within one run. Blanco got back into the dugout quickly and Skylar Itz was hit by the pitch. He was thrown out at second on the fielder’s choice on the next batter. Chase Glowka then doubled, and Luling made a pitching switch as Jarred Zumwalt replaced Perales on the hill. Logan Dodd knocked the ball to near second base where Luling tagged out Glowka and then completed the throw to first for the double play to get out of the inning. The Panthers knotted the game as Isenberg singled and scored on Hardin’s hit two batters later. In the seventh, Blanco got the walk-off score as Grey brought in Isenberg on an earned run. Luling completes the season with an 18-11 record and 7-5 district mark. Most of the team will return next year, however Cordes will lose four seniors to graduation from his first year as Eagle head baseball coach — Abraham Palomo, Larison, Werlein and Eloy Talamantes. “Our four seniors had great work ethic and were committed to the team,” he said. “It will be a tough thing to replace that kind of intensity.”
Class 2A Bi-District series, Game 2 Blanco 7, Luling 6 L 200 400 0-6 13 2 B 110 301 1-7 11 0 L: Anthony Perales, Jarred Zumwalt (5), Ryan Larison (7) and Larison, Perales (7). B: Josh McCaslin, Sam Isenberg (4) and Logan Dodd. W — Isenberg. L — Zumwalt. HR — B: Kyle Gray. 3B — B:T.J. Hardin. 2B — L: Trayden Staton. B: Kyle Sauceda, Chase Glowka.
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From coaches’ reports Lindemann Fertilizer Service Red Sox took on the Nationals on April 25. The Red Sox played an exciting game. All of the Red Sox played an awesome defensive game, making several outs as a team. The following Red Sox had strong hits from the coach — Vance Lucas, Landon Holub, Dyllan Chrismon, Coy LaBuhn, Ryann Michalec, Mariah Flores, Noah Ramirez, Sydney McCray, and Morgan Boothe. Rocky Gallegos and Haley Cantu both played great defense in the position of catcher. The Red Sox took on the Mets on May 1. Vance Lucas and Morgan Boothe each hustled as catcher, with both playing a great defensive game. Sydney McCray, Landon Holub, and Noah Ramirez all made quick-thinking moves to rack up outs for the Red Sox. The following Red Sox players had strong hits from the coach: Vance Lucas, Haley Cantu, Sienna Rios, Landon Holub, Dyllan Chrismon, Coy LaBuhn, Caleb Almaguer, Rocky Gallegos, Noah Ramirez, and Sydney McCray. Kenyon Sanders, Mariah Flores, and Morgan Boothe also helped the team on defense and had strong hits from the tee. Pee Wee Softball The Knights of Columbus played Lester Farms on May 2. Brandy Torres got a hit and Kayden Wilke was productive, getting two hits on the night. Several good defensive plays were made by the girls, who braved the unusually cold weather. On Monday, Knights of Columbus faced Clearwater Real Estate Services. The Knights continued to improve with Teagan Faith, Alyson Jahns, Brandy Torres, Brianna Torres and Samantha Baker all getting hits and Kayden Wilke collecting two hits. Faith, Jahns and Wilke all scored runs for the Knights. Several good plays were made that made for an exciting game. Minor Softball Minor SB Orange tied the GVEC Power Pink, 7-7, Thursday on a windy, cold night. Orange pitcher Shelby Davis pitched a complete game and scored a run. Hayley Sample turned an unassisted double play and scored two runs. Samantha Sirilo got a single and produced the game-tying RBI in the bottom of the third inning. GVEC pitchers Ashleigh Luensmann and Trinity Aguero had great games from the circle and each scored runs for their team. Samantha Barnick got a single while scoring a run. Gonzales Minor Orange softball got a win over Kitchen Pride Green on Monday night, 15-8. For the Orange, Peyton Ruddock had a single and a pair of runs. Rebekah Baker had a pair of singles and added a run. Ashtyn Kardosz had a single and a double to go with two runs. For the Green, Mallory Vara had a double and scored a run, Alicia Camarilo had a run and a single, and Audrey Martinez had a single with two runs. Minor Baseball Munson Ranch Dodgers defeated the TSG Architect Angels, 12-9, on Thursday. The Dodgers came out on top the first inning, scoring five runs. Devin Cantú recorded two strikeouts in the bottom of the first inning and the defense played well in allowing no runs in the bottom of the first. Bottom of the second, defense played well, allowing only four runs. Top of the third, the Dodgers scored two more runs with the Angels scoring five runs to finish out the game. Key hits for the night came from Mason Philbrick, recording a home run and a double, Devin Cantu with a home run, and Christian Almaguer with a double. Also pitching were Philbrick and Desmond Bolden. Catcher Trace Higginbotham was able to throw down two base runners attempting to steal in the game. The Munson Burns Tigers got back on the winning track beating the Sonic Cardinals, 13-7, on Monday night. Landon Watson, Lantz Pyssen, and Brady Oakes all hit the ball to the outfield and came around to score the first three runs of the game. Sam Benes had the pitching duties striking out one batter, catching the pop up of the next and Brayden Clampit caught a pop fly to end the first. Cameron Vernor hit a nice line drive to left to get on in the second eventually scoring along with Brayden Watson, Lane Mills, Benes, and Pyssen. In the third inning Jayden Lookabill of the Cardinals hit a grand slam inside-the-park home run to keep the Cardinals in the game. With the Tigers coming up to bat, Clampit took one on the head to get on base. Jake Hardcastle and B. Watson walked, Vernor got hit by a pitch to get on and walk in Clampit. Benes came up and repaid the Cardinals with his own inside-the-park grand slam to finish off the Cardinals. Report your Little League scores to The Cannon by calling Mark Lube at 830672-7100 or sending an email to email@example.com.
This week’s Gonzales Little League Schedule
Pee Wee Softball Clearwater Real Estate at Lester Farms, 6, Field 3 Harding Pump & Supply at Gonzales Knights of Columbus, 7:30, Field 3 Minor Softball GVEC Home Services at Kitchen Pride Mushrooms, 6, Field 1 Gonzales Orange at Caraway Ford, 8, Field 1 Major Softball H&R Block Dynamite at Yoakum White, 7 Minor Baseball GVEC.net Phillies at TSG Architect Angels, 6, Field 2 Munson Ranch Dodgers at Sonic Cardinals, 8, Field 2
Thursday, May 9
T-Ball McDonald’s Braves at Odd Fellows Lodge Mariners, 6, Field 1 Major Softball GVTC Angels at Johnson Oil Co./Tiger Tote Bloom, 7, Field 1 Pee Wee Baseball Allen’s Body Tech Diamondbacks at LeAnn Wolff, CPA Blue Jays, 6, Field 3 Buffington Funeral Home Reds at Graham Land & Cattle Co. Astros, 7:30, Field 3 Major Baseball Sage Capital Bank Athletics at Southern Clay Orioles, 6, Field 2 Siever’s Medical Clinic Rangers at Boomer Marlins, 8, Field 2 Pee Wee Softball Lester Farms at Gonzales Knights of Columbus, 6, Field 3 Harding Pump & Supply at Clearwater Real Estate, 7:30, Field 3 Minor Softball Kitchen Pride Mushroom at Caraway Ford, 6, Field 1 Gonzales Orange at GVEC Home Services, 8, Field 1 Major Softball Johnson Oil Co./Tiger Tote Bloom at Cuero Reds, 7 GVTC Angels at Shiner Angels, 7, Field 3 Minor Baseball Sonic Cardinals at GVEC.net Phillies, 6, Field 2 TSG Architect Angels at Munson & Burns Tigers, 8, Field 2
Friday, May 10
Monday, May 13
Major Softball Yoakum Blue at H&R Block Dynamite, 7, Field 1 Pee Wee Baseball Graham Land & Cattle Co. Astros at Allen’s Body Tech Diamonbacks, 6, Field 3 LeAnn Wolff, CPA Blue Jays at West Motor Twins, 7:30, Field 3 Major Baseball Southern Clay Orioles at Boomer Marlins, 6, Field 2 Siever’s Medical Clinic Rangers at Sage Capital Bank Athletics, 8, Field 2 T-Ball Odd Fellows Lodge Mariners at 4L RV Ranch Cubs, 6, Field 1 McDonald’s Braves at E.F. Ehrig & Sons LTD Giants, 7, Field 1 Coach Pitch Lindemann Fertilizer Service Inc Red Sox at GVEC Nationals, 6, Field 2 Texas Farm Bureau Ins. Mets at Warrick Enterprise Indians, 6, Field 3 Pee Wee Baseball Allen’s Body Tech Diamondbacks at Buffington Funeral Home Reds, 7, Field 3 Minor Baseball GVEC.net Phillies at Munson Ranch Dodgers, 7, Field 2
Tuesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 15
Thursday, May 9, 2013
G-Town Striders sign-up Needville shows Yoakum taking place this Friday the door in bi-district play
Are you looking to avoid another long boring summer? Do you need some inspiration to get off the couch, and away from the PS3? Maybe you have what it takes to compete against the best athletes in America or maybe you just want to be in the best possible shape when the new school year rolls around. The G-Town Striders Gonzales track club is here to offer you a challenge — to be the best you can be. It is track and field with some of the elite athletes of south central Texas, and a chance to qualify and compete in the National Junior Olympic Games. You will work harder than ever, make life long relationships, learn discipline and get exposure outside of the local community, all while having the time of your life. You are guaranteed a chance to qualify for the Jr. Olympics. This is not for everyone; you have to have a heart to work hard and a will to
compete at a high level. Registration takes place May 10 at 6 p.m. at the GHS track and the fee is $100. A parent must be present with the athlete at registration and there will be a short meeting with more information at registration. For more information contact, Quincy Johnson at 830-857-3425or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shiner boys basketball camp June 3-6 The Shiner Comanche “Premium Hoops” basketball camp for boys entering Grades 4-8, will be held June 3-6 (Monday-Thursday). The camp will be conducted in the afternoon from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Shiner High School Gym. Cost of the camp will be $40. Early registration for camp ends May 17. Please
pick up a registration form from the school or contact Coach Noe McCarthy at school, 361-594-3131. Yoakum Tom Tom softball, kickball tournaments Early registration has begun for the annual Yoakum Tom Tom softball and kickball tournaments set for May 31-June 2. There will be a men’s and co-ed division for the softball tournament while the kickball tournament, which will take place only on Friday and Saturday night, will be co-ed only. Early-bird entry fee discounts will be given for those teams who register and pay early. Through May 24, entry fees will only be $125 per team. All entry fees will jump to $150 per team after May 24. Spots are limited, so call Mike McCracken at 361655-2909 or 361-293-5266 now to reserve your spot or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Troy Kacir swats the ball into play during Yoakum’s loss to Needville in the bidistrict round of the playoffs last Friday. Kacir, one of the Bulldogs’ eight senior players, doubled in the game. (Photo by Mark Lube)
By MARK LUBE
The St. Ludmila Elementary 5th & 6th grade girls’ softball team finished their season with a perfect undefeated record. In the process, they won 1st place at the St. Rose Schulenburg tournament and 1st place at the Nazareth Academy Victoria tournament. Pictured (front row, from left) are: Angelette Siegel, Riley Johnson, Trinity Garza, (middle row) Delynn Pesek, Grace Irvin, Gracey Novosad, Kathleen Knesek, (back row) Megan Easterling, Madison Culpepper, Christine Wagner, Lauren Kubenka, Isabell Clay and Mallory Pokluda. (Courtesy photo)
PLAYOFFS: Williams goes off for two homers, 5 RBIs
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‘Dogs led 3-0 after the first inning and never looked in the third and Thrall got back as Thrall got a single three. run in the fourth, which Flatonia closed the gap to Flatonia responded by two 11-6 in the fourth before more in the fifth. Thrall Thrall scored the final run scored once in the sixth in the fifth. and Flatonia plated two in Katie Steinahauser fell the bottom of the inning. to 14-8-1 on the year and Steinhauser picked up Taylor Williams led at the another win with Wilplate by going 4-for-4 with liams going 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and solo two runs, three RBIs and home run. Chandler Fike a three-run homer. Brooke was 1-for-3 with two RBIs Migl was 3-for-4 with two Continued from page C1 and McKenna Lopez went runs and Crystal Rodriguez 1-for-3 with one RBI. finished 2-for-4 with a tri- as Little got a leadoff single The Lady ‘Dogs won the ple, two runs and an RBI. and later stole home for the 5-4 lead. second game, 7-4. They St. Paul responded with another big inning. And did so after two outs on the first batters. Malatek knocked the ball into center field and slid safely into third for a triple. Adamek Baseball reached on an error while Class 3A Area round Malatek scored for a Cuero vs Boerne. Best-of-three. Texas State University, San Marcos. Game 1, Friday at 6 p.m. Game 2, Friday at 8 p.m. Game 3, if needed, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. 5-5 game. Kusac scored Class 2A Area round Adamek with a base hit and Hallettsville vs Kountz. Best of three. Cy-Fair High School, Cypress. Game 1 Friday at 5 p.m. Game 2 Kusac went home on the Friday at 7 p.m. Game 3, if needed, Saturday at 4 p.m. Schaefer triple. Class 1A Area round Shiner vs Fayetteville. Best of three. Fayetteville. Game 1, Friday at 7 p.m. Game 2, Saturday at 2 p.m. Faith Academy opened Game 3, if needed, after Game 2. the sixth inning by getting Flatonia vs Bremond. Best of three. Georgetown East View High School, Georgetown. Game 1, Friday three of its first four batat 7 p.m. Game 2, Saturday at 3 p.m. Game 3, if needed, after Game 2. ters on base and brought in Softball three runs for an 8-7 lead. Class 1A Regional Quarterfinal round In the bottom of the inFlatonia vs Weimar. Best of three. Game 1, Friday at 7:30 p.m., Flatonia. Game 2, Saturday at 11 a.m. , Weimar. Game 3, if needed, after Game 2, Weimar. ning, Pokluda got a leadoff Shiner vs Somerville. Best of three. La Grange. Game 1, Friday at 6 p.m. Game 2, 30 minutes after Game double and Opiela got a 1. Game 3, if needed, Saturday at 2 p.m. single. Class 2A Regional Quarterfinal round Elise Patek came on as Hallettsville vs Danbury. Best of three. Game 1, Friday at 7 p.m. Game 2, Saturday at 1 p.m. Game 3, if needed, immediately following Game 2 a pinch runner for Opiela At George Ranch High School, Richmond, TX. while McKenzie Kresta was Pokluda’s runner. Katelynn
led 3-1 after three innings before Thrall tied it 3-3 in the fifth and Flatonia went back ahead 5-3. The Lady ‘Dogs added two more runs to their lead in the sixth and Thrall managed to score one run at their last time at bat. Steinhauser earned her 15th win of the season and Williams hit another jack as she was 3-for-3 with three runs, four RBIs and two-run homer. Lopez was 1-for-3 and Kylie Mica hit 1-for-2. Flatonia took Game 3 by the score of 7-2. The Lady
WEIMAR — You need to grab the bull by the horns instead of waiting for it to charge and come to you. After losing 5-1 in Game One on Thursday, the Yoakum Bulldogs baseball game needed to grab Game 2 against Needville in the bi-district round Friday evening at Weimar’s Strickland Park. However, Yoakum did not try to get the game themselves at first and the Blue Jays took advantage with some early runs and then withstood a Yoakum rally in the seventh to win 8-6. “We played flat in the beginning and that has been the one bad leg for us this season,” ‘Dogs head coach Bobby Nicholson said. “This was a must-win game to continue in our season like we faced three mustwin games at the end of district, getting wins in those games.” “We lulled at the start and was trying to see if Needville would give us the game. We did not try to go out and get it at first.” Yoakum struggled against Needville starter Collin Schaaf until the last three innings when they collected five hits. Needville replaced Schaaf with starting shortstop Chad Ramsey with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, nursing an 8-6 lead and Yoakum runner Joe Mireles on third, after catcher Shawn Brandt doubled at his only plate appearance of the contest. “Against a lefty pitcher, we cannot pull the ball,” Nicholson said. “We needed to hit it up the middle after letting it get deep in the strike zone.” The game was the last for eight Yoakum seniors — Heath Kristek, Troy
Macha, Blake McCracken, Drake Lahodny, Troy Kacir, Brandt, Keith Ratley and Ryan Kvinta. “This was an unbelievable group of seniors,” Nicholson said. “I cannot say enough about them. Most of them had been playing varsity for three years and others played junior varsity as juniors and accepted it. I love these kids and they will be successful as adults.” Going into the bottom of the seventh, the Blue Jays held an 8-2 advantage. Chase Hermes got a leadoff walk and Kvinta moved him to second on a single. Timmy Blakeney doubled to left field to score Hermes and Reagan Jacobs hit a fly ball to center to score Kvinta. With two outs, Ratley got a double to center to score Blakeney and Brandt got a double to send Ratley home to bring the ‘Dogs within 8-6 before Ramsey came on to the mound and got the out on his first batter, Will Thurmond. In the top of the first, Needville’s No. 2 batter, Cooper Weatherly, got a single and went to second on the passed ball. He went to third on the error on the ball by Ramsey. Bryan Byrd got a base hit to score Weatherly for the 1-0 Needville lead and moved Ramsey on to second. Sameer Khatri flew out to second baseman Reagan Jacobs for two away. Ramsey attempted to steal third when McCracken, the starting Yoakum pitcher, came off the mound and appeared to tag out Ramsey. But the umpires ruled that McCracken had committed defensive interference and Ramsey was safe at third. Schaaf then got an extra-base hit to drive Ramsey and Byrd home for a 3-0 lead. The Blue Jays doubled
their tally in the second inning. Yoakum got leadoff Colten Sulak out on the groundout to second, Joseph Pesl was hit by the pitch and Cody Labay followed with a hit. Weatherly doubled to score both players and he advanced to third on the throw. Weatherly later scored on a passed ball. Yoakum showed some life at the plate as Thurmond and Macha got backto-back hits, but were both left stranded. Needville was held without a run in the next three innings while Yoakum struck pay dirt in the fifth. Hermes got on base by beating a throw after a dropped third strike. Kvinta got on via an error and Blakeney got Hermes home on the single. Jacobs hit a fly ball to center to score Kvinta, bringing Yoakum to within 6-2. In the sixth inning, Needville scored two more runs as they collected three hits to push their lead to 8-2. Needville earned a 5-1 win on May 2 to open up the series. The Blue Jays tallied a 2-0 advantage after three innings. Yoakum scored a run in the fourth to get back in the game, but Needville was able to counter with two in the bottom of the inning and one run in the fifth. Blakeney, Reagan Jacobs, Blake McCracken, Rately, Kacir and Brandt all got a hit in the game with McCracken scoring the run.
Class 3A Bi-District round Game 2 Needville 8, Yoakum 6 N 330 002 0-8 11 2 Y 000 020 4-6 8 3 N: Collin Schaaf, Chad Ramsey (2) and Chet Prihoda. Y: Blake McCracken, Caden Fishbeck (3), Timmy Blakeney (6) and Shawn Brandt. W — Schaaf. L — Fishbeck. 2B — N: Cooper Weatherly, Schaaf. Y: Blakeney, Troy Kacir.
ST. PAUL: Quintet of seniors play final game in close one
Leist hit a sacrifice groundout to first to score Kresta and Abby Irvin got a hit to score Patek for the 9-8 lead. In the top of the seventh, Kary Ann Keaton got a leadoff single, Maddy Graham hit a fly ball to second and Jayce Crawford got a hit. Flores got a hit to load the bases and Samantha Siegal came on to pitch. Little then dropped a hit into left field to give the Lady Knights a 10-9 advantage. St. Paul had proven they could gather the hits and bring home the runs so trailing 10-9 and going into the bottom of the seventh, Farias’ advice was direct and simple. “I told them let’s get it done,” he said. “Our track record showed we could make it happen. I was confident our hitters would get the job done.” With one out Schaefer got a single down the thirdbase line into left field and moved to second on the Siegal sacrifice. Pokluda put the ball into play between second and third, and Faith Academy tagged out Schaefer on the fielder’s choice to end the contest. The game was the final for five St. Paul seniors— Schaefer, Pokluda, Opiela, Leist and Adamek. The senior class had lots of success which includes last year’s state championship. “They were a good group of girls,” Farias said. “The seniors were the heart of the team and set the tone for the rest of us.”
TAPPS Class 2A Regional Bellville Faith Academy 10, Shiner St. Paul 9 BFA 004 013 2-10 11 2 SSP 040 032 0- 9 17 3 BFA: Amanda Allard and Paige McShain. SSP: Abby Irvin, Samantha Siegal (7) and Bethany Pokluda. W — Allard. L — Irvin. 3B — BFA: Allard. SSP: Alexa Schaefer, Kymberlie Malatek. 2B — SSP: Pokluda.
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ShareLunker season ends with mixed results
Cannon News Services ATHENS—The Toyota ShareLunker program received a below-average number of entries during the season just ended, but the number of lakes producing 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass continued to increase, and investments in DNA testing showed promising results. One season highlight was the catch of a 12.54-pound ShareLunker offspring from Lake Naconiche near Nacogdoches and the subsequent identification of the parentage of the fish using archived DNA samples. (See the video: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=OaOQw7Zx-vs.) Ten fish were intergrades and two were pure Florida largemouth bass. The two pure Florida entries spawned, producing a total of 58,550 eggs. In addition, a ShareLunker offspring from a research lake produced 36, 957 eggs. Each lake producing an entry this past season will receive a share of the fingerlings resulting from those spawns. Twelve entries were received from eight lakes. Two of those lakes, Dunlap and Palestine, produced their first ShareLunkers ever. The Lake Palestine fish, a 13.13-pounder caught by Lindell Booth, Jr., of Chandler, is a new lake record. Two program entries were caught by out-of-state anglers, both from Louisiana. Eleven of the 12 fish were returned alive to the lakes from which they were caught. One, Toyota ShareLunker 545, the new Lake Palestine record, was donated to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) for display. Lake Fork rebounded from low production the past few seasons to produce four entries, the most of any lake. Lake Austin produced two entries, and Lakes Dunlap, Falcon, Toledo Bend, Palestine, Amon G. Carter and Lake O’ the Pines produced one each. One fish, Toyota ShareLunker 538, caught by Gary Sims of Gunter on December 12, 2012, was a recapture. The fish weighed 15.02 pounds when caught by Sims; it weighed 14.25 pounds when caught by Ed Carter in March 2011. Lake Fork also produced the big bass of the season, a 16.04-pounder caught by Richard Scibek of Granbury on February 2, 2013. Scibek’s catch earn him Angler of the Year honors. In addition to a lifetime fishing license, he will receive a prize package from G. Loomis consisting of a G. Loomis GLX854C jig and worm rod, a Shimano Chronarch 200E7 casting reel and a spool of Power Pro super-braid fishing line. New ShareLunker Weigh and Holding Stations were established at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park, Falcon State park, Oak Ridge Marina on Lake Fork and Johnson Creek Marina on Lake O’ the Pines. An analysis of ShareLunker entries since the inception of the program in 1986 shows there has been a slight decline in the number of entries per season, from an average of 19.6 the first five seasons to 18.8 the past five. There has also been a slight decline in average weight from 14.1 pounds the first five seasons to 13.8 pounds the last five. Driving these declines were the fish from Lake Fork. It has contributed 253 of the 548 ShareLunker entries, and its decline from extraordinary to merely great has obscured the patterns observed among other reservoirs. “There’s nothing wrong with Lake Fork, it’s just getting older, and largemouth bass productivity typically declines as reservoirs age,” said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
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geneticist Dijar Lutz-Carrillo. “All reservoirs go through this process. What is amazing about Lake Fork is that is has continued to produce big fish for such a long time.” Lake Fork’s four entries during the season just past weighed 14.06, 13.11, 16.04 and 15.02 pounds for an average weight of 14.55 pounds, well above the ShareLunker program historical average of 13.8 pounds. “If we take Lake Fork out of the analysis, a different picture of trophy largemouth bass in Texas emerges,” Lutz-Carrillo said. “The average number of ShareLunker entries has actually increased from 6.2 the first five seasons to 16 over the last five seasons, and the average weight of these fish has been remarkably consistent, 13.9 pounds over the first five seasons and 13.8 over the last five.” “And if we look at the largest three fish caught each season, it’s actually increased from an average of 14.4 pounds the first five seasons to 14.9 pounds during the last five. And all along these fish have been getting longer, whether we include Lake Fork entries in the analysis or not, from 25.2 inches the first five seasons to 26 inches over the last five.” “Those figures illustrate the success of the ShareLunker program,” said TFFC director Allen Forshage. “By loaning their fish to the ShareLunker program for use in the selective breeding program, which uses only pure Florida largemouth bass, anglers are helping to produce trophy fish for other anglers to catch.” To view a chronological synopsis of Toyota ShareLunker catches during the 2012—2013 season, go to the website: http://www. tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/?req=2013050 1b&nrtype=all&nrspan=20 13&nrsearch=
Texas Weekly Fishing Report
From Texas Parks and Wildlife reports BASTROP – Water clear; 69–73 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastics. Crappie are good on minnows over brush piles in 20–25 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. FAYETTE – Water stained. Black bass are good on watermelon shallow running crankbaits and soft plastic worms in 4–20 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shrimp and shad in 10–12 feet. BRAUNIG – Water clear. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and dark soft plastics in reeds. Striped bass are fair on liver and perch off points near the pier. Redfish are good on perch, shad, and silver spoons. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, cut bait, and liver near the dam. CALAVERAS – Water clear. Black bass are fair on dark soft plastic worms and crankbaits over reed beds. Striped bass are good on spoons and striper jigs near the dam and the crappie wall. Redfish are fair down rigging silver and gold spoons in 10–20 feet. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, cheesebait, and shad. Blue catfish are good on cut bait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow. CHOKE CANYON Wa ter clear; 73–77 degrees; 19.74’ low. Black bass are good on blue/ white deep running crankbaits and watermelon red Carolina rigged soft plastic worms and lizards. Crappie are fair on minnow– tipped jigs. Channel catfish are fair on live bait and stinkbait. Blue and yellow catfish are good on live bait in 5–10 feet. COLETO CREEK – Water clear; 2.27’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon and green pumpkin soft plastics and spinnerbaits in 3–12 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver jigs and spoons. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows in 8–12 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with nightcrawlers, shrimp, and liver in 8–10 feet. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch in 6–15 feet. CANYON LAKE – Water lightly stained; 70–74 degrees; 9.84’ low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks, JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and watermelon Curb’s Erratic jigs in 6–12 feet along bluff ledges. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits and vertically jigging white Curb’s striper jigs. White bass are fair on Road Runners upriver in 4–8 feet. Crappie are fair to good on white Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows around submerged brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on juglines and trotlines baited with live bait in creeks. GRANGER – Water stained; 69–73 degrees; 0.45’ high. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on Rat–L–Traps along the roadbed at mid lake. Crappie are good on watermelon jigs in 4–12 feet. Blue catfish are good on shad and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are very good on trotlines baited with live perch in the river. LBJ – Water clear; 70–74 degrees; 0.37’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flukes, watermelon JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters, and Bleeding Shad Rat– L–Traps in 4–10 feet. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and trolling
On Tuesday, April 30, 7th Grade Advanced Science students spent the day at Palmetto State Park in Ottine and participated in many outdoor activities sponsored and supervised by park personnel. They enjoyed canoeing on the Oxbow Lake, fishing, hiking, and archery. It was a wonderful opportunity for all who attended. For many of the students it was their first experience in a canoe, or the first fish they caught, first time they used a bow, or hiked in a state park. The class wishes to thank the parent chaperones who helped make the day successful: Mrs. Janna Christian, Mrs. Toni Morgan, Mrs. Linda Glass, Mr. Kirk Bennett, and Dr. Chris Walker. A special thanks to Park Superintendent Todd Imboden and the attending Palmetto State Park personnel for being such great hosts and making it an exciting day to remember. (Courtesy photos)
Shad Raps. Crappie are fair on minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp. TRAVIS – Water clear; 70–74 degrees; 51.74’ low. Black bass are good on chrome topwaters, June bug worms, and grubs in 5–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on chrome topwaters and smoke grubs in 8–20 feet. White bass are good on chrome topwaters, smoke grubs, and white shad raps in 8–20 feet. Crappie are fair on blue/white tube jigs and minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers in 15–25 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. grubs, and white shad raps in 8–20 feet. Crappie are fair on blue/white tube jigs and minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair.
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Both the Vatican City and Disneyland refused entrance to women wearing the short skirts. If you’re a fan of the TV series “Dr. Who,” you probably know that the title character, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, has two hearts. This may seem like science fiction (and, of course, it is), but it’s not unknown for a human to be born with two hearts. One such example was Giuseppe de Mai, born in Italy in the 19th century. The condition is rare, though; so rare, in fact, that the London Academy of Medicine offered de Mai $15,000 under the condition that it receive his body after his death. *** Thought for the Day: “Women are like elephants to me. I like to look at ‘em, but I wouldn’t want to own one.” -- W.C. Fields (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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