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Today’s activities at the Star-Spangled Spectacular on Confederate Square began at 7 a.m. with a barbecue cookoff, and the fun gets underway at 2:30 p.m. with the Toman Brothers Band taking the main stage. The MeyerAnderson Band starts playing at 6 p.m. Also, don’t forget the Cannon Goofy Games, Watermelon Eating Contest, Decorated Bike parade and more. And if you don’t get enough fun today, head to Shiner Friday and Saturday for the HalfMoon Holidays. See a schedule for the HalfMoon Holidays on Page C1.

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sons I ran for Congress was Obamacare,” Farenthold told a standing-room-only Town Hall audience at the Gonzales City Hall. “Obamacare was well-written because it is self-funding. We could repeal it in the House, but this is President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, even if it passed the Senate, he wouldn’t sign FARENTHOLD, Page A9

The U.S. House of Representatives likely could muster support both to repeal Obamacare and to impeach President Barack Obama, but Congressman Blake Farenthold told constituents in Gonzales Tuesday that neither is likely to hapUSDA Texas state director Francisco Valentin and U.S. Congressman Blake Far- pen because either action enthold listen intently as Dr. Brandon Stroh explains the 3-D technology used at would be blocked by the Gonzales Memorial Hospital’s Jane Johnson Women’s Imaging Center. (Photo by U.S. Senate. “That’s one of the reaCedric Iglehart)

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WAELDER – Members of the Waelder Police Department got some good news during a special called meeting of the Waelder City Council last Thursday.

Gonzales Economic Development Corp. directors asked City Council for a resolution of support on Tuesday for the sale of the GEDC’s three remaining lots in the Gonzales Industrial Park to a combany known for

its oilfield fabrications. The GEDC Board on Monday directed the President of the Board, Nathan Neuse, to execute the contract, and GEDC Executive Director Carolyn Gibson Baros to complete the sale of 8.2 acres comprising lots 3, 5 and 6 in the Industrial Park to Dynamic Industries, Inc. Details of the offer were not immediately available before The Cannon went to press early on Tuesday because of the Fourth of July holiday, but initial indications are that Dynamic has plans to create facilities two or three of its specialized operations at the Gonzales site. The site might not be suitable for major fabrication work, but could serve as a regional headquarters for specialized on-site operations and light fabrications. CITY, Page A9

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The council voted unanimously to approve pay raises for the city’s police force. “What the council did was very, very important,” said Waelder police chief Jim Taylor. “They not only reaffirmed their support of their police department, but they put a mechanism in place to ensure that officers are rewarded for longevity. I just thank God, the council and the mayor for what they did.” Effective July 1, a $1.50 per hour raise will be given to each officer. Also, the raise will be additionally applied retroactively on each officer’s anniversary date. This means that based on their current lengths of service to the city Taylor, Austin Harper and Billy Bob Moore each got a total raise of $4.50 per hour. The othWAELDER, Page A9

Carina Reyes takes a stroll down the runway after being crowned this year’s Watermelon Thump Queen during ceremonies June 27. For more coverage of the 60th Watermelon Thump, see Pages A2, A3, A12 and C2. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

Hammack says the fans and riders’ appreciation makes it all worth it

The thing that makes the Gonzales Pro Bull Riders show special, says Chris Hammack, is the fans. “The crowd is what makes it,” says the veteran bullfighter, who’ll head up the rider-protection team at this year’s Gonzales PBR event July 13 at the JB Wells Arena. “You can have the rankest bulls and the best riders getting great scores, but if the crowd’s sitting on their hands, it’s not as much fun. Gonzales has always been, to me, one of the best PBR events because the crowd is always big and they’re always loud.” Today’s professional

bullfighter evolved from the rodeo clown — which, since PBR is bull riding and only bull riding, makes the position an important one. “It’s when the riders come up to you and say, ‘You might be 42 but I’ll go out there and get on the rankest bull there is knowing you’re in that arena.’ That’s what makes it worth it to go out there every Professional bullfighter Chris Hammack has spent 19 years luring angry bulls away week,” Hammack says. from riders, and he’ll bring his skills back to this year’s Gonzales PBR show July 13. PBR, Page A9 (PBR Photo)

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E-Mail Your local information to: contact GLCC at 830-6728291, text to 830-719-4522 or e-mail The Monthalia United Methodist Brotherhood will host a barbecue chicken dinner Scholarship fund-raiser from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 12. Half-chickens with all the trimmings will be availabel for dine-in or take-out for $8 a plate. Two Rivers Bible Church Back Yard Bible Clubs for children grade K-5th July 8-11th. Everyone is welcome to bring children and stay to watch Bible stories, games and fun. Bring kids to one of the Nine BYBC, 5:30-6:45 pm or 7:008:15 pm. BYBC will be followed by SummerFest on July 12th at 6pm at JB Wells. For more information on locations please call 830-672-2703. The Gonzales Hermann Sons Lodge #175 will be meeting at the Hermann Sons Hall in Gonzales, Texas on Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Presentation of scholarship awards and 50, 60 & 70 Yr. membership award pins will be after a meal honoring these. Meat will be furnished. Other members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. See you then, Margaret H. Zella, President, Hermann Sons Lodge #175. Phone: 830-

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WYATT ARP & the Deep Water Band will be playing true country dance music at the Geronimo VFW Post 8456, 6808 N Highway 123, Geronimo, on Sunday, JULY 7, 3-6:30 pm; kitchen/door opens at 2 pm. Open seating. $7 donation. Hall is smoke free and open to everyone. Info 830303-9903/830-379-9260.

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Gonzales County members of the Texas Nationalist Movement will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 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 The annual Gonzales Learning & Career Center “Family Feud” is cheduled starting at 8:30 a.m. July 13 at First Lutheran Church, Gonzales. Entry fee is $200 per team. Teams will consist of five players and an alternate. The field is limited to 10 teams. For details or to sign up,

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Trail Ride Benefit participants

Dozens of family and friends turned out for the first ever Memorial Trail Ride for Dyron James Green on Saturday. Green was killed in a workplace-related shooting in December 2011 and the event was held to benefit his four children - Ajayonia, Dejanae, Niyanna and Devanae. The ride began at the Brickyard Pavilion in Independence Park and then went to Green’s resting place in Elm Slough Cemetery, where a prayer was recited. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)
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Viewing and visitation was held Tuesday, July 2 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. The funeral service was Wednesday, July 3 at Finch Chapel with Yvonne Montgomery officiating. Interment followed in the Nixon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 Locust Ave., Victoria, TX 77901, or to the charity of one’s choice. All are invited to sign the guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels. com.

TMC Golden Crescent Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Program Year. TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers pre-school services to children ages 3-5 years. Parents of children with special needs and homeless families are encouraged to apply. Please call the TMC Head Start Regional Office at (361)582-4441 for more information. Applications will be taken at the Gonzales I Center, 925 Well Street, on Wednesdays from 10 am – 2 pm and at the Gonzales II Cen-

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ter, 1600 Elm Street, #38 on Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm. To apply for Head Start you will need the following: Child must be three years of age before September 1, 2013; Copy of the child’s Birth Certificate, Baptismal Record, or Hospital Record; Proof of Income: 2012 Income Tax Return, W-2, Pay Stubs; Proof of Address: Utility bill, Rent Receipt; Current Immunization Record.

one-week Hunter’s Education Certification Course is being offered for kids aged 9 to 12 which will be taught by certified instructors from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. For more information, call 830-379-7652 or visit our website Registration forms are available for download.

The Country Village Square Residents Association will hold their annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room at Country Village Square Apts., 1800 Waelder Road in Gonzales. Sales will include household items, clothing and lots of miscellaneous. Proceeds will benefit the association for many projects.

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Lowell (Hopper) Koenig, 1946-2013 Lowell Dean (Hopper) Koenig was born January 11, 1946 in Corpus Christi to August Koenig and Ruth Didear Koenig. He passed away on June 30, 2013. At the age of six weeks, his family moved to Bebe, where he lived a “charmed childhood” growing up in a country grocery store. There were many of people around to spoil and influence him. He got his nickname of Hopper from Uncle Joe Caraway who said he did not walk but “hopped” around. He loved horses and as a child if you asked him what he was doing his response was, “I am on my way to Oklahoma with a load of pinto ponies”. He never missed making his annual trip each December to the National Finals Rodeo. He is survived by his wife Sherill Koenig, son Brian Koenig, grandchildren Cortland and Case Koenig and Benjamin and Chrissy Klumpp, sister, Norma Jean Morrow of Cuero, brothers, Jimmy Koenig of College Station, Douglas Koenig of Nixon, and Jake Koenig of Independence, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Sandra Koenig Kotwig and a half sister and two half brothers. Special thanks go to his physician Dr. Grant Henry and his nurse Margaret, Elaine Post and Judy Krupala and the staff of Alexander Adult Activity Center, Monica and the staff of Paradise Oaks Assisted Living, and the staff of Hospice of South Texas.


Helen Jean Garcia Hicks, 1935-2013 Helen Jean Garcia Hicks, age 77 of Wiergate, formerly of Guadalupe County and Gonzales County, passed away on June 29, 2013. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013 followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Oscar Barnes officiating. Interment will follow in the Garcia-Harris Cemetery. Helen was born on August 17, 1935 in Gonzales County, Texas to Jesus and Malvenor Clack Garcia. She was a graduate of Gonzales Edwards High School in Gonzales. She is preceded in death by her husband Percy Hicks, her parents, her sister Beatrice Garcia and her brother Precious Garcia. Survivors include her daughters, Bertha Ray Moore and Beatrice Moore Luchin and husband Adrian; sister, Verlene Garcia Moore; brother, LTC. James V. Garcia, USA (ret.); grandchildren, Lamacia, Dennis and Curtis Harris; step-daughters, Selma Strahan and Gloria Utley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family members and


Frank Eugene (Sonny) Ulrich, 86, was born February 7, 1927 and died in Santo after a long battle with emphysema on February 8. Sonny was born to Frank William Ulrich and Lena Elizabeth Wroblesky Ulrich in Gonzales County. Sonny is survived by his wife, Coylene Ulrich of Santo; his sister, Virginia Rose Ulrich Chenault Oliver of Midland; three daughters, Connie Crawford of Santo, Jennifer Cantrell of Santo and Teresa McCort of Denver, Colorado; one granddaughter, Kelsey McCort; three grandsons, Ryan McCort, Brennon Cantrell and Casey Cantrell; two nieces, Donirose Suitt Johnson and husband Bill of Gonzales, and Sandra Suitt Gilkerson and husband Bob of Mathis; two nephews, Phil Arlen Suitt and wife Lily of Kyle and Billy Frank Suitt and wife Murlene of Raceland, Louisana; a number of cousins, great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews. Sonny graduated from Gonzales High School and served in the Army during World War II in Occupied Japan immediately after the atom bombs resulted in the surrender of the Japanese. After the war, Sonny resided and worked primarily in West Texas in various positions revolving around the oil industry. After retirement, Sonny returned to Gonzales to be near his family. Sonny had a beautiful singing voice, a wonderful personality, and he loved to dance so weekend nights were his special times traveling to wherever the best country dance band would be playing so he could dance the night away. This man was a hero to his family who loved him dearly and to all children. His smile and happy disposition will be missed by all those who cared for him. Sonny’s final resting place will be in the family burial plot in the City Cemetery in Gonzales.


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The Gonzales High School Class of 1993 is planning its 20-year reunion July 5-6. A mixer begins the weekend at 7 p.m. July 5 at Boomer’s Sports Bar, 2513 Harwood Rd. A pot luck brunch for families is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at Lions Club Park, followed by a chicken fried steak dinner and dancing at the Running M Bar & Grill, 520 St. Paul St., from 5-7 p.m. Plates will be $20 each. Organizers ask class members to RSVP by June 29 to The Ralph Bunche Alumni Association will be holding it’s Biennial School Reunion on July 6th and 7th, 2013 at the Waelder Community Center. If you plant to attend you must be registered. If you have not registered you may do so Friday night, July 5th or Saturday July 6th, 2013. There will also be a fish fry on Friday Night, games, and decorating. This activity will begin at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Eugene Wilson, 830-857-3764. The O’Neal & Keith Reunion will be held on Sunday, July 7th all day at the Pilgrim Community Center, Pilgrim Texas. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring a covered dish. Plates, tea glasses, knives, forks, spoons & napkins will be furnished. There will be music by Winston O’Neal, Wendell & Wilton O’Neal and all their families. Bring your guitar or fiddle & make music with them.

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The entrenched regime of racial preferences in American academia is a fit subject for study by the nation’s top psychiatrists. It’s never OK to discriminate on the basis of race in American life, except when it is. Schools lionize the 1964 Civil Rights Act in their classrooms, and then violate it in their admissions offices. This system is bad for the moral fiber of academic institutions, bad for the ideal of race blindness in America, and bad, the latest research suggests, for the minorities supposedly benefiting. It is good only for salving the guilty, race-obsessed consciences of university administrators and appeasing the PC gods and the usual interest groups. The Supreme Court decided to let the dinosaur keep roaming the Earth, although it

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

Chaos is NOT government
Once again, liberals have used chaos and disruption as a tactic when they can’t use logic and the rule of law. A crowd of about 400 protestors disrupted and halted the proceedings in the Texas state legislature in Austin before a roll call vote on an antiabortion bill could be completed. The anti-abortion bill could have closed nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state, but liberal Texas state senator Wendy Davis (D) led to a 12 hour filibuster. The state senate had to complete the vote before the special session ended at midnight, Austin time. However, in a typical Saul Alinsky tactic, more than 400 protesters disrupted the roll call vote proceedings 15 minutes before it could be completed. The protesters called their childish, chaotic behavior a “people’s filibuster,” which is par for liberals who see “good as bad and bad as good.” The liberal pro-abortion crowd cried “Shame! Shame!” when Davis’ filibuster was properly and legally halted by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst who ruled that her discussion of mandatory ultrasound testing was off-topic. If anyone should be ashamed, it should be the ill-behaved protestors and state senator Leticia Van De Putte (D) of San Antonio who screamed in a melodramatic manner, “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?” When logic and the rule of law doesn’t fit the needs of liberals’ agenda, they become emotional, dramatic and disruptive, like a child who throws a tantrum. The protestors’ public tantrum continued until after the midnight deadline passed, which was their tactic and intention. On the other hand Republicans followed the rules of the legislature. While some GOP lawmakers claimed the bill had passed in time, the Democrats insisted the vote was

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tightened up the standards in its 7-1 ruling. The court said that racial discrimination is permissible in fostering educational diversity, but schools have to prove that such discrimination is narrowly tailored. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “Strict scrutiny does not permit a court to accept a school’s assertion that its admissions process uses race in a permissible way without closely examining how the process works in practice.” No, it will require “a careful judicial inquiry.” In other words, if you are wondering if a given school meets the Supreme Court-approved standard, there’s an easy way to find out -- sue and spend years trying to find out. The answer, by the way, will probably change the next time the Supreme Court deigns to hear the issue. In the real world, there is little doubt that racial preferences are a failure. “Large racial preferences backfire against many and, perhaps, most recipients,” Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr. write in their book “Mismatch,” “to the point that they learn less and are likely to be less self-confident than had they gone to less competitive but still quite good schools.” They note that “even though blacks are more likely to enter college than are whites with similar backgrounds, they will usually get much lower grades, rank toward the bottom of the class, and far more often drop out.” It has begun to dawn on liberals that preferences are a clumsy and ineffectual social tool. In a New York Times column titled “The Liberals Against Affirmative Action,” David Leonhardt notes research showing that preferences don’t really help the poor. “In effect,” he writes, “poor and middle-income students are rejected, while others with the same scores and grades -- legacies, athletes and minorities, often from privileged backgrounds -- are admitted.” Still, racial preferences rumble on, immune to logic or law. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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.

NOT completed before the clock ran out on the session, and thus the bill was dead. Lt. Gov. Dewhurst later reviewed the voting and found that some votes had been cast after the midnight deadline, and thus the bill was dead. Conservatives must not let this tactic of chaos and disruptions succeed. For example, two months ago, while participating in a debate on immigration, protesters disrupted the debate when my liberal opponents could not logically argue their position. In 2003, eleven Texas state senate Democrats fled to New Mexico to prevent the passage of legislation they did not support. The rule of law, like the rules of legislative proceeding, is what has made America the great nation of peace and liberty. We cannot let any groups threaten the peace when their agenda is not supported, and we cannot let the poor behavior in Austin be rewarded with a victory. Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recall of the legislature will hopefully allow a complete vote on this bill in a proper and civil manner. We must never let loud, rude, disruptive and chaotic behavior become an acceptable part of American politics.


Make it all legal. Whatever the American people seem to be clamoring for, make it legal. It doesn’t matter whether its drugs, gay marriage, gambling, prostitution or he onzales annon any other banned materials or behavior. Also, keep all the stuff like tobacco, BOARD OF DIRECTORS booze, pornography, etc. legal. While Billy Bob Low • Chairman we’re at it, let’s take any official stigma away Randy Robinson, Vice Chairman from shiftlessness, co-habitation, illegitiMary Lou Philippus, Secretary macy and all the other things that we Bible Myrna McLeroy Alice Hermann thumpers rail against. Hedonism should reign supreme in our country. Dave Mundy - Editor & Oh, I do have one caveat, though: end General Manager federally funded welfare. That last part is vitally important. You Cedric Iglehart - News Editor see, in the real world bad behavior ally leads to a bad end. We need to be able to point this out to our kids. We need to be Debbie Toliver - Advertising Director able to tell them, “Look, look at what pens when you act that way.” Dorothy Gast - Business Manager Gamblers lose all their money and they and their families end up in dire straits. Mark Lube - Sports Editor They may end up living, and perhaps ing, on the streets alongside the woman who decided it was fine to have kids she Sanya Harkey - Circulation/Classifieds couldn’t afford by a man who felt little real devotion towards her. Letters to the Editor They could share a cardboard box with the man who spent his energies pursuTHE GONZALES CANNON (USPS 001-390) is published weekly each Thursday by Gonzales ing the next drink or scoring some more Cannon Inc., 618 St. Paul Street, Gonzales, TX dope. All while being entertained by the 78629. Periodicals Postage Paid at Gonzales, TX 78629. A one year subscription costs $22 in Gonza- syphilitic ravings of the ex-prostitute who les County, $24 for out-of-county, and $30 for out- put making easy money ahead of getting an of-state. education and working hard. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Right now that rarely happens. The taxGonzales Cannon, PO Box E, Gonzales, TX 78629. An erroneous reflection upon the charactor, stand- payers are forced to bail them out. ing or reputation of any firm, person or corporation, We feed the broke gambler’s family and which appears in the columns of this newspaper will be corrected upon due notice given to the publication maybe even give him an EBT card to gamat The Gonzales Cannon office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone: (830) 672-7100. Fax: (830) ble with. We feed and house the women 672-7111. that produce children with little regard for whether or not they or their fathers can support them. We’ll pay for all this along with treat2013 ments and medicine for the drug users and prostitutes. Fairly quickly our kids learn that there are no real consequences for bad behavior. Each generation’s morals become more debased. The only thing required to halt

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the decline is a refusal to fund it any longer. Does that mean that we should ban any mechanism by which we can help the truly helpless? No, but the help should come from and be funded at the local, or at most the state, level. By removing the huge federal bureaucracy we accomplish two things. First, we put the decision making into the hands of people who actually know the circumstances of those they are helping. Second, the local politicians who are handing out the money will have to face the very people who are paying for it. Under such a system taxpayer funded welfare may not disappear entirely, but it will at least be uncomfortable for everyone involved, as it should be. I’m sure many people will ask, “Why do you have to be so mean? How can you be so greedy? Why can’t we help out those who need it?” I would answer that we should help those who truly are in need, but right now our nation is in debt to the tune of more than $16.8 trillion. Add to that more than $124 trillion in unfunded liabilities and you can see that what we are doing is simply not sustainable. It is all going to come crashing down; sooner rather than later. So we had better get used to paying for our own vices. I take a libertarian view on things, and it’s a true libertarian view. People should be able to make their own messes, and I shouldn’t be forced to clean them up. Not out of meanness, but out of a sense of justice. Whether people want to behave properly or badly they should reap their respective rewards. Just as you cannot have real capitalism without the danger of bankruptcy or religion without the possibility of hell, you cannot have true freedom without the threat of utter failure.

Overheard someone discussing former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez the other day. “He’s not really a bad guy,” the observer noted. “He’s just made some poor life decisions.” That’s the new Politically Correct, touchy-feely way of enabling criminal behavior. Blame it not on the individual, but on “poor decision-making skills.” I was once the same age as this young moron. I, too, made some poor life decisions. I took up smoking, I didn’t eat healthy, I chased loose women, I Dances with didn’t drive Chihuahuas an ecofriendly car. There, I admit it. But I did General not beat up an old man Manager to steal his Social Security check. I did not sell drugs to 10-yearolds. I did not turn my apartment into a marijuana farm. I did not shoot at people. And I didn’t grab some of my friends to snatch someone off the street we thought might be informing on us and execute him. Whether it’s some spoiled, over-paid prima-donna professional athlete or the lowlife thugs of Gonzales who think this is “the streets,” we as a society have to quit enabling their behavior by excusing it. There is right and there is wrong, and we’ve got to re-discover the notion that people need to be held accountable for their actions if our society is to survive. We begin enabling criminal behavior young, and by doing so ensure it continues, rather than putting a stop to it with decisive action. We got this notion in our heads years ago that to err is human and to forgive is divine. That’s well and good when we’re talking about unintended misdeeds, like knocking a baseball through someone’s window. You can excuse the kid who shatters your window with a baseball because he didn’t take into account his ability as a batter. But we’re using that same notion to excuse the kid who shatters your window with a bat to break into your house and rob you blind to feed his drug habit. I’ve heard the notion applied to any number of kids involved in juvenile criminal activity, that they’re just making “poor decisions.” No, they’re not making poor decisions — they’re consciously making poor decisions. They are aware that they’re doing wrong, and they’re doing it anyway. In the old days, they’d go to juvenile jail for a few weeks —where the discipline was harsh and unforgiving, and recidivism very low. These days, they may have to spend time on “community service,” such as painting a house for an old lady. And when they’re judged “reformed,” they go rob the old lady. There’s a lot of talk these days about how to stop bullying in school. But kids were stopping bullies on playgrounds all over the world the old-fashioned way — a good right hook — until the psychiatrists decided they needed to profit from it. If I got into a fight in elementary school, I could expect a couple of swats from the principal when it was done ... unless I was defending myself. These days, both the tormentor and the victim are punished “equally” — which only serves to teach kids that only The Government can defend them (and since it doesn’t do a very good job of it, their only option may be a lethal one). Sure, the bullies made a “poor decision” in deciding to torment some kid. And by punishing the victim rather than the bully, we’re compounding that poor decision — and inadvertently justifying the bully’s actions. Extend that over years and you can see why we end up with an NFL star who thinks he can get away with murder, government employees who can steal money from the taxpayers and never see their case heard in court, or a local wanna-be gangster who laughs at the judge when his case gets dismissed using “evidence” created by intimidation. There’s a lot to be said for demanding tougher legislation, tougher judges and tougher prosecutors ... but those of us who sit in jury boxes need to realize that we need to quit enabling crime as well, by refusing to be taken in by sob stories and excusism. Getting a conviction is meaningless if the sentence carries no weight. Most of all, we need to realize that every time we allow crime to pay, it only gets worse.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Life is like the seasons After winter comes the spring So I’ll keep this smile awhile And see what tomorrow brings… Cycles By Gayle Caldwell

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Farm livin’ is the life for me
Jim Cunningham
Back when I was young I figured farm living wasn’t for me. Contributing to my thinking on the subject was in large part because of my Pappy. We were buddies back then, my sisters contend, and inseparable. When I was a tyke. I guess that was the reason I was along for the ride at the ripe old age of four years old. Balancing on the tongue of a trailer full of pigs he was pulling with a tractor. I didn’t come off well as a Wallenda, but I did come off my balancing act. And the loaded trailer ran over my little leg and broke it. Next thing I knew I woke up in the hospital. In considerable pain. Guess what my Pappy bought me to make amends. A damn toy tractor. That aggravated me considerably. So because of the mishap with the tractor and trailer full of hogs, I decided city living was the life for me at an early age. Hobbled the six miles on crutches into Rosebud and went on a job search. For my Pappy. Got him one, too. So we loaded up the belongings and departed the Blackland Prairie farmland and we moved into civilization. Where I embraced the lifestyle of having access to a moving picture show on Saturday afternoons. Where 10 cents would cover a Grapette sody water and a box of popcorn. And treasures by the bushel were available at Malcik’s Five and Dime. Yessiree. City living was the life for me. Forget about fields to plow. And fretting with a drought that’ll kill a feed crop. Or livestock prices. Nope. Creature comforts are what I cotton to. So through the years I have racked up a kit and caboodle of good times. Having been blessed to have been bred and birthed a Texan. Living in a dozen different Lone Star state towns. Along with receiving mail, while living a spell, in Oklahoma, Wyoming and New Mexico. With semi-thanks to the government, ours, I did a tour in a strange little country in a strange little war, Vietnam. While in uniform, Uncle Sam let me stamp a passport in such garden spots as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Okinawa and Sydney, Australia. Many of the places I set foot at were special, others I tend to forget. And as a newsman I met some great and not-so-great nearly-normal human

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Jim Cunningham is a former longtime Gonzales newsman and the former interim publisher of the Gonzales Cannon. He now lives in the Moulton area.

beings. Some with tales to tell that’s worth cocking an ear to listen in on. Capable of working a thought over as meticulously as a cat cleans itself. Others with the personality of a commemorative stamp I voided as soon as I was out of earshot range. You know the type. Coming on with a persona like they’ve been snorting sugar and guzzling industrial-strength Clorox. But they’ll spew out their resumes and tell you you can take it to the bank. But that’s all in the past. So now I’ve come full cycle. No longer is the city slicker style to my taste. Nosiree. Since 20 and 04 the wife, Dr. Deb, and I have owned a little property. Out in the country. We call it Grin Acres. It’s no King Ranch but it’s big enough to suit us. And I have altered my thinking full circle. By singing to the tune that farm living is the life for me. Been out here full-time since ’07. Basking and relishing farm life. At present, tending to six cows and six calves and a bull, along with a pair of miniature donkeys, and four laying hens. The hens I give special treatment. Every three days I pop ‘em some microwave popcorn and they consider that a treat to cackle about. Numerous dogs keep me company along with a trio of cats. Animals, though reason denies it, to me possess a more complex understanding of life and kindness than some humanoids. That’s why they make such good company. And guess what? We have a tractor. Though Dr. Deb puts more truck in the tractor than me. I reckon it goes back to the time I was a tyke and that damn trailer load of pigs. In reflection, I have been guilty of using emotional energy in trying to live life. But I reason its okay. After all, between the “l” and the “e” in life, is “if.” Yet today, nine months shy of 70 years old (“if ” I make it) I’m at home and at peace knowing that farm living is the life for me … So I’ll keep this smile awhile And see what tomorrow brings … and what lies ahead … down the road.

Disillusioned by the civilian world, it’s once more into the fray
I am very conflicted as I write this latest edition of “As I See It” for The Cannon. There are so many things happening and so many things that have happened that it makes it hard to start--- but start I will. As most of my readers know, I’ve been in the service of my country, my county, and my city for a long time. It is part of me, part of my genetic makeup. Maybe I’ve seen myself as one of those tragic Don Quixote types, but that is probably for others to decide. What I do know is that there are several things that mean everything to me. Service, patriotism, honor, trust, loyalty and doing what is right are the tenants of life for me. Often, I’ve been told that I was a throwback, a person that would have been happier in a much earlier and ancient time. That was a time where truth and a man’s word, a handshake, a promise were all a person needed. That was something people counted on. Sadly, that is not the situation today and I, and people like me, have a hard time understanding the morals, the decisions, and the lack of intestinal fortitude that was so much a part of times gone by. I’ve always been an all-ornothing type guy. When I joined the military, if a 30-year enlistment had been offered I would have taken it. It always irked me to see the soldiers that were in the Army for the college only or they just wanted to stay for one tour. I never really understood that. To me the military was a calling, a lifelong commitment. The service

As I See It

Jon Harris
Jon Harris is an Army retiree and former law enforcement officer who is a Gonzales County resident.

was life. I had a hard time with the part-timers. I often said that I’d stay in the Army for free as long as my family was taken care of. To me it was a noble cause. I saw my law enforcement career the same. That to me was also a calling. Do the right thing, do the best you could, treat everyone fairly and honestly, protect the public, and place their life before yours, always. Law enforcement was a profession to be proud of. We were knights in blue armor and we came to the rescue when called. It was noble. Unfortunately, I found few senior officers that saw it the same as I did. What became so prevalent and so unfortunate was the abundance of self-serving and self-interested officers looking to quietly retire, led by politicallydriven administrators. This had become the norm and the model for new officers. It was hard; in fact, it was intolerable for me to be part of that. During my law enforcement career, I actually arrested my own chief of police at one department I worked in. I’ve helped prosecute bad officers because they were

tarnishing the profession and violating the trust I held so dear. Over the years, I’ve paid the price for doing the “right thing.” Now I don’t mean to say that all officers are that way. Many, many officers are still idealistic and want to serve the public the best they can. There are still noble knights out there, but it is becoming harder and harder to keep the armor polished. Recently, I served again as a contractor in Afghanistan. My job was to find IEDs and narcotics that, by the way, fund the terrorists, with the help of my canine partner. With a son in the Army, in my own mind, I always felt that any IED I found was one less that our troops, maybe my own son, would step on. Yes, Don Quixote again, I know but it worked for me. I came home last October and met with our Chief of Police here in Gonzales. He talked to my wife and me about a position with the Gonzales Police Department. I was to be the senior patrol sergeant and K-9 officer. After a very convincing talk, my wife and I looked at each other and together decided to take the position. I would resign from my job in Afghanistan and join the Gonzales Police Department. Fast forward five months later, and I was informed that my services with the police department were no longer needed. I was informed by the Chief that it just wasn’t working out. For me, it was a complete surprise. I had done and had been doing what I was hired to do. I guess my style

of leadership was not understood. At one point, I was informed that military-style leadership didn’t work in a police department. Really? That may be for someone who is not steeped in the military experience, who hasn’t spent their life in small unit leadership, team building and subordinate development. Maybe they just don’t get it. That was a bell weather moment for me. I knew at that moment that the ethic, the calling, the selfless service that law enforcement is, and the decision to place your own life at risk to protect the public, a public that you may never know, was NOT the most important mission. Clearly my opinion of my employer had changed. The most important mission has become self-serving and self-interest. Don’t make waves, maintain the status quo was of utmost importance. The Chief was right, I clearly didn’t fit. Therefore, I was now, without notice, without a single piece of paper, without a single incident of discipline or job performance concern, out of work. My family had been put at risk. My future was at risk. My home and financial well-being was now at risk for, what at least I understood as, doing my job. So now, I’ve gone back to a place where I fit, to a place where people like me are understood. I’m joining a group of people that understand commitment and ethics and complete trust. I’m returning to the war zones. I’m headed to Iraq to once again look

for IEDs and protect our people from terrorists but this time, instead of Afghanistan, I will be at our outpost and Consulate in Balad, Iraq. I guess I just fit that environment better. It is less forgiving, less political and right and wrong is decided in the instant of a muzzle flash. I will once again write the Dispatches from Downrange that were so popular in The Cannon and were such a blessing for me to write. I’ll let you know what is going on there, uncensored and raw. You will get the real story, my story and you can hopefully get a feel for what those of us who choose this way of life are going through. Besides the fact that I have to leave my wife of 32 years again, besides the fact that she now has to again fend for herself and once again put up with the worry of what I’m doing. Without her acceptance and understanding of who I am, or what I was meant to do, I could never go off on these adventures. But because of her understanding, I can’t think of a place that I’d rather be. I remember a SEAL instructor standing on the beach looking out at the ocean. He was asked what he was looking for. His answer? “I’m looking for a war.” Sometimes I feel like that warrior. I’m looking for a hot spot that people like me fit into. The world has plenty to choose from but right now, that place looks like Iraq. I leave tomorrow, Friday. This is Jon Harris and this has been A Dispatch as I Head Downrange.

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Outgoing Gonzales Chamber of Commerce executive director Barbara Hand (center) holds court during a retirement reception in her honor June 29 at The Venue. At right, Casey Newman presented Barbara with the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Blake Farenthold. (Photo courtesy Gonzales Chamber of Commerce)

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Cuero Livestock Market Report

holding strong. Market is very active in all classes. Good solid market across all classes of calves. A very favorable crop report on corn has added strength to the market. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $90$101; lower grades, $70-$89. Packer cows: breakers, $65$70; boning, $65-$79; canners & cutters, $69-$87; light & weak, $40-$54. Palpated, 26 bred cows, $92$109. Pairs: 4 Pairs, $850-$1,200. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-250 lbs, None; 250300 lbs, None; 300-350 lbs, None; 350-400 lbs, $118-$167; 400-450 lbs, $132-$159; 450-500 lbs, $145$155; 500-550 lbs, $137-$147; 550-600 lbs, $128-$147; 600-700 lbs, $135-$140; 700-800 lbs, $120$130. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $173-$201; 250-300 lbs, none; 300-350 lbs, $168-$191; 350-400 lbs, $157-$168; 400-450 lbs, $149$165; 450-500 lbs, $142-$157; 500-550 lbs, $139-$154; 550-600 lbs, $131-$146; 600-700 lbs, $133$144. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $121-$127. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., none; 200-250 lbs., $137-$196; 250-300 lbs, None; 300-350 lbs, $149-$194; 350-400 lbs, $146$169; 400-450 lbs, $134-$160; 450-500 lbs, $135-$164; 500-550 lbs, $131-$146; 550-600 lbs, $125$135; 600-700 lbs., $124-$131; over 700 lbs, none.

The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on June 25, 2013, 1,396; week ago, 888; year ago, 1,037. The market this week was steady to $2 higher and the heavier weights 600 lbs and up. Lighter weights were $4 to $8 higher. Demand very good on the 4 and 5 weight classes. Packer cows and bulls sold $4 to $5 higher on approx. 180 hd. Total. No sale Tuesday, July 2nd. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $77-$91.50; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $64-$77; light weight canner cows, $53-$64. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $98-$103.50; utility & cutter bulls, $92-$98; lightweight canner bulls, $85-$92. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $185-$230; 200-300 lbs, $175-$212; 300-400 lbs, $168$197.50; 400-500 lbs, $156-$178; 500-600 lbs, $136-$164; 600-700 lbs, $128-$147.50; 700-800 lbs, $122-$134. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $175-$220; 200-300 lbs, $158-$195; 300-400 lbs, $148$175; 400-500 lbs, $135-$160; 500-600 lbs, $126-$148; 600-700 lbs, $118-$134; 700-800 lbs, $107$121. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361798-4336.

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Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33197 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Leske Lott Unit Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 18,500 feet Direction and Miles: 3.5 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: B.W. Breeding, A-62 Acres: 520.91 API No.: 42-123-33196 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Leske Lott Unit Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 18,500 feet Direction and Miles: 3.5 miles SE. of Westhoff Survey Name: B.W. Breeding, A-62 Acres: 520.91 API No.: 42-123-33198 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Justiss Unit B Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.2 miles W. of Yoakum Survey Name: S. Bateman, A-4 Acres: 320 API No.: 42-123-33202 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Seifert C Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.69 miles W. of Nordheim Survey Name: N. McLane, A-654 Acres: 655.69 API No.: 42-123-33201 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Seifert C Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.69 miles W. of Nordheim Survey Name: N. McLane, A-654 Acres: 655.69 API No.: 42-123-33200 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Seifert C Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.69 miles W. of Nordheim Survey Name: N. McLane, A-654 Acres: 655.69 API No.: 42-123-33199 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Seifert C Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.69 miles W. of Nordheim Survey Name: N. McLane, A-654 Acres: 655.69 API No.: 42-123-33205 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Bishop A Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.22 miles N. of Westhoff Survey Name: J. Bird, A-60 Acres: 527.04 API No.: 42-123-33204 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Bishop A Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.22 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: J. Bird, A-60 Acres: 527.04 API No.: 42-123-33203 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Bishop A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.22 miles N. of Westhoff Survey Name: J. Bird, A-60 Acres: 527.04 API No.: 42-123-33207 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: St Clair Unit A Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.9 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: D. Davis, A-12 Acres: 297.76 API No.: 42-123-33206 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Ruckman Ranch Unit Well No.: 9 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 3.3 miles SE. of Ecleto Survey Name: J. Powel, A-658 Acres: 3,737.70 API No.: 42-123-33213 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Hattenbach (Allocation) Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 8.4 miles SW. of Westhoff Survey Name: F. Gonzales, A-194 Acres: 200.56 API No.: 42-123-33212 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Gossett Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 20,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.47 miles SE. of Cuero Survey Name: G.W. Davis, A-13 Acres: 700 API No.: 42-123-33160 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Bruns 01 Well No.: 07H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: S.B. Carson, A-113 Acres: 620.80 API No.: 42-123-33211 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Bednorz A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 59, A-266 Acres: 364.58 API No.: 42-123-33210 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Bednorz A Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 59, A-266 Acres: 364.58 API No.: 42-123-33209 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Bednorz A Well No.:4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 59, A-266 Acres: 364.58 API No.: 42-123-33208 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Bednorz A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 8.6 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 59, A-266 Acres: 364.58 API No.: 42-123-33182 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Bruns 01 Well No.: 06H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.8 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: S.B. Carson, A-113 Acres: 620.80 API No.: 42-123-33181 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Bruns 01 Well No.: 05H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.8 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: S.B. Carson, A-113 Acres: 620.80 Fayette County API No.: 149-33274 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit B Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,700 feet Direction and Miles: 2.9 miles SW. of Flatonia Survey Name: GW Cottle, A-35 Acres: 899 API No.: 149-33278 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,200 feet Direction and Miles: 2.45 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: JC Duff, A-167 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33268 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit B Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 11,700 feet Direction and Miles: 2.8 miles S. of Flatonia Survey Name: GW Cottle, A-35 Acres: 899 API No.: 149-33271 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 3.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: GW Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33276 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 3.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: GW Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33291 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit A Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 1.25 miles S. of Flatonia Survey Name: GW Cottle, A-35 Acres: 1,027.52 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-33017 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Mudd Unit A Well No.: 3 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.9 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: D. Davis, A-11 Acres: 390.78 API No.: 42-177-33016 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Mudd Unit A Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 10.9 miles N. of Westhoff Survey Name: D. Davis, A-11 Acres: 390.78 API No.: 42-177-33018 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: McManus Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 11.6 miles SE. of Gonzales Survey Name: B. Fulcher, A-210 Acres: 560.87 API No.: 42-177-33021 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Boothe Unit Well No.: 17H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles N. of Cheapside Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Acres: 1,166.18 API No.: 42-177-33015 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: C. SampleMills Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 6.2 miles S. of Cost Survey Name: D.B. Dillard, A-184 Acres: 454.47 API No.: 42-177-33022 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Kosub-Hewell Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 2.2 miles SE. of Nixon Survey Name: J.J. Tejida, Section 26, A-448 Acres: 859.09 API No.: 42-177-33011 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Brown A Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 3.84 miles NE. of Westhoff Survey Name: R.A. Lott, A-324 Acres: 191.38 API No.: 42-177-33020 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Gonzo Hunter Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 17.76 miles E. of Gonzales Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Acres: 640 API No.: 42-177-33019 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Gonzo Hunter Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,500 feet Direction and Miles: 15.76 miles E. of Gonzales Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Acres: 640 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32723 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Chumchal Unit B Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W.D. Saunders, A-423 Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles NW. of Yoakum Oil: 632 MCF: 1,517 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,737 Total Depth: 17,503 feet Perforations: 12,535-17,246 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32886 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Covers Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: Lavaca CSL, A-321 Direction and Miles: 2.5 miles E. of Glaze City Oil: 2,026 MCF: 2,953 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,518 Total Depth: 17,047 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,952 feet Perforations: 12,488-16,947 feet API No.: 42-177-32829 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Traditions Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-46 Direction and Miles: 1.5 miles NW. of Glaze City Oil: 2,526 MCF: 1,839 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,997 Total Depth: 15,640 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,562 feet Perforations: 11,135-15,552 feet API No.: 42-177-32835 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Traditions Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-46 Direction and Miles: 1.5 miles NW. of Glaze City Oil: 2,532 MCF: 1,822 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,795 Total Depth: 15,614 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,445 feet Perforations: 11,322-15,533 feet API No.: 42-177-32791 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Cannonade Ranch South Well No.: 50H Field Name: Indio Tanks (Pearsall) Survey Name: F. Taylor, A-71 Direction and Miles: 6.15 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 140 MCF: 992 Choke Size: 22/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 1,375 Shut In Well Pressure: 2,750 Total Depth: 16,715 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,689 feet Perforations: 12,446-16,656 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33647 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Elk Hunter Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Strode, A-52 Direction and Miles: 2.8 miles W. of Moulton Oil: 1,232 MCF: 427 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,225 Total Depth: 16,291 feet Perforations: 10,716-16,046 feet

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The EPA leaves some bad smelling gas behind
This is an edited transcription of an interview heard on the “News from the Camphouse”, on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Environmentalists have a problem with the oil patch. And one of their common attacks is against fracking for natural gas. We see this with PBS productions and movies from Hollywood. We see this with New York’s moratorium and the news headlines saying California will disallow the practice. If we listen to the environmentalists we would be led to believe that oil and gas production are a man-made blight upon the earth. That’s a difficult concept to understand for the people living in the revitalized Permian Basin, near the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale, Fort Worth’s Barnett Shale, or North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These folks don’t see any problems. All they see is a booming industry. So, often we wonder where environmentalists get their notions. One such notion is that gas production endangers groundwater. Most recently, there was an EPA study concerning Pavilion, Wyoming, groundwater, and the adjacent gas field. But the

Looking Down from the Saddle
Herman Brune

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

EPA has abandoned that study and turned over further actions to the state. The question is: Why would the EPA abandon such a study in a time when environmentalists are surging? To answer this issue, please welcome Vince Dolbow. He’s a rancher and an Irrigation District Commissioner in Pavilion, Wyoming. Mr. Dolbow, what do you do in Pavilion, Wyoming? Dolbow: We raise cattle and irrigate crops such as alfalfa and oats. My family has been here since the early ’70’s. Brune: Where is Pavilion? Dolbow: This is West Central Wyoming. We’re 150 miles east of Yellowstone Park.

Brune: Where are you in relation to Thermopolis? Dolbow: We’re 70 west and a little south of Thermopolis. Brune: Okay, so people should mentally draw a picture. You’re in between the geysers in Yellowstone Park and the hot springs in Thermopolis. Now, would you tell folks a little about the groundwater around Pavilion? Dolbow: The groundwater has high counts of sodium and sulfates. It’s very hard water. It’s no different than many places in Wyoming. I have a water well that is 230 feet deep. In 1959, I was told that you could draw a bucket of water from that well – and light it. That well is also only a quarter-mile from the EPA’s 900’- deep monitor well. It’s also 200 yards from one of the first gas wells drilled in the Pavilion field. In the 1960’s there were folks drilling water wells for irrigation projects but were hitting pockets of natural gas. That’s what enticed Shell Oil to develop what is today’s current gas field. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is responsible for the irrigation project that covers 74,000 acres in this valley. This project brought water

from the mountains in a canal. The canal tunnels under a ridge about a mile from our house. During the early ‘50’s there was a man-camp set up until the tunnel was completed. The camp needed drinking water so they set about to drill a well. The Bureau of Reclamation has records showing that well was blown out by gas at 400 feet. They had to cap it and drill a shallower well. Brune: That had to be exciting! Water well drillers aren’t expecting to hit a gas pocket and have a stringer of pipe blow back in their face. What is the depth of the gas wells nearby? Dolbow: There are two separate fields. The Pavilion field ranges from 3500 to 7500 feet. Then there is the Muddy Ridge field that ranges 13,000 to 15,000 feet. Brune: What drew the EPA into this? Dolbow: This area was purchased from the Wind River Shoshone and Arapaho Reservation. The reservation encircles the irrigation district. The tribes also hold the mineral rights to the irrigation district. From 1996 to 2000 there were numerous new gas wells

drilled. Folks living here do not get royalties from oil and gas production. We get surface damages. What alerted the EPA were the people who were not satisfied with their surface damages. They began to complain about the odor and smell of their groundwater. There were actually town meetings held, driven by one particular individual, discussing ways to get more money out of oil and gas production. In an attempt to calm that one individual, a land holding company bought his property. Then several other neighbors wanted to sell out and it became apparent that the entire area couldn’t be bought out. That’s when the voices were raised concerning gas drilling versus water quality. At first the state did some testing. At one time, one of my neighbor’s wells was the most tested well in Wyoming. All the tests came back with no detections. After that, the EPA became involved and studied whether there’s a correlation between the gas field and groundwater. Brune: And they did find hydrocarbons in the groundwater. Dolbow: Of course they

did. I have one water well that has four-parts-per-billion of methane in the water. That was no surprise. The EPA started by testing 30 to 50 water wells and drilled monitor wells at depths of 900 and 700 feet. The deeper monitor well made a quart of water per day. Only three wells initially tested showed levels of contaminants beyond EPA standards. Most lately, 14 more wells have come under watch, but the contaminants mentioned may not be gas field related. Now the study has been turned over to the state of Wyoming. And of course it’s in Wyoming’s interest to provide safety, as well as, jobs. The state passed a motion to provide cisterns to the folks with the worst drinking water and they will continue to study the relationship between our gas field and the groundwater. Meanwhile, it’s my understanding that this gas field is about tapped out. There hasn’t been a forced moratorium, but there also isn’t any new drilling. The shame is we don’t have a baseline showing water quality before the gas field. But, records show there are gas pockets in close relation to our groundwater.

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Gonzales Healthcare Systems was presented with a plaque recognizing their procurement of a $28,800 United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facility grant. Pictured (from left) are Gonzales Healthcare Systems CEO Chuck Norris, U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold, Texas state director for the USDA Francisco Valentin and Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation executive director Connie Kacir. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

Constituents pack Gonzales City Hall (left) for Tuesday’s Town-Hall meeting with Congressman Blake Farenthold. At right, the congressman gets a Come and Take It Flag and gift bag from Mayor Bobby Logan and City Manager Allen Barnes. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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it.” Likewise, impeaching the President for the wave of scandals which have hit the administration could likely end up doing more harm than good, Farenthold said. “If we impeached him in the House of Representatives, it would have to go to the Senate for a trial and he wouldn’t get convicted,” the Congressman said. “We saw what happened last time that happened, we re-defined the meaning of ‘lie’ and ‘sex.’ I would hate to see the re-definition this would bring.” Farenthold earlier in the day toured the new Jane Johnson Women’s Imaging Center at Gonzales Healthcare Systems and lunched with staff there, and said the doctors weren’t at all shy about voicing their opinions on Obamacare and other issues. “I had lunch with a bunch of doctors and they’re a fiesty crowd,” he quipped. In response to one Town Hall question, Far-

enthold said he’d like to see funding expanded for community health centers, because “they’re the answer.” “I’d like to see you funded by hospitals and counties instead of the state, rather than the federal government,” Farenthold said. “Community health centers offer the best alternatives to emergency rooms.” He noted that unlike the ER, a community healthcare center such as those in Gonzales and Luling help patients access other services, including social services. “You go to the ER, they’re going to treat your diabetic symptom, your diabetic coma,” he said, “but you go to a community center, they’re also going to make sure you have access to a prescription, they’re going to follow up.” Immigration reform was a hot topic for many of those attending, and Farenthold told the crowd the bill recently passed by the Senate “doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell”

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“They still look up to me and want me to keep coming out.” Hammack began fighting bulls at the tender age of 15, and after 19 years as a professional he’s decided that this is his last season. “I’ve been doing it 27 years. At 42 years old it’s hard to take the beating,” he said. “I have my days. Like last week, I got hooked (by the bull) eight times. We never won the world title but we’ve been right up there.” When pressed, Hammack says the highlight of his career may well have been a championship event in Kansas City with 50,000 fans. “That, and all the great people I’ve been able to meet over the years,” he said. Although he’ll be hanging up the body armor and overalls after this season, Hammack will still keep a hand in the business. He’s organized his own rodeo company, Diamond Cross Rodeo Company, and also runs a construction business. While he was giving out a phone interview, in fact, the Stephenville native was supervising the pouring of a slab. “It’s been great to be able to spend most of my life in rodeo and to be able to dow ell enough that rodeo has paid the bills,” he said. “But what I’m realizing is that while rodeo pays the bills, it does not quite meet the needs to send a kid to college.” Fans will witness 35 riders and 15 in the short round compete for 8-second rides and jaw-dropping wrecks as the best bull riders attempt to stay on animals 10 times their size. Pre Sale tickets are on sale through July 12. Ticket price are $20 for adults and $8 for youth and can be purchased at E-Barr Feed, The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and online through PayPal at Tickets will be sold at the J.B. Wells Arena on Saturday July 13 starting at 10 a.m., for $25 for adults and

$10 for youth. Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. with activities such as Live Music, vendor booths, a bouncy for the kids, a live Watusi Bull for pictures, a mechanical bull and cold Bud Light and Jack Daniel’s products being served. The Official After Party directly after the event will take place at the Running M Bar & Grill with Live Music, Dancing, Riders Signing Autographs and Bud Light and Jack Daniel’s beverages. Prior to the event on Thursday July 11 at 7 p.m. the Running M Bar and Grill will host the PBR Calcutta to benefit Norma’s House, and the 4th Annual “PBR Rider Cup” Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday at the Independence Golf Course at 10 a.m., for more information and to sign up call 830-672-1324. Sponsored in part by the City of Gonzales, The Gonzales Cannon, KCTI, Jack Daniel’s, Caraway Ford, Stewart Trucking, JM Oilfield, Johnson Oil Co., Nitro Fluids, Fortitude Manufacturing, Running M Bar & Grill and many more. For updated event information go to website or follow us on Facebook at PBRGonzales. The world’s premier bull riding organization, the PBR, celebrates 20 years of competition with the 2013 season. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon with PBR broadcasts reaching more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attending live events each year. PBR has paid out more than $120 million in earnings to its athletes, and 25 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million ― the most of any western sports athlete in history. For more information on the PBR, go to, or follow on Facebook at PBR, Twitter at, and YouTube at

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of passing the House. “You’ve got this Senate bill that’s 1200 pages long that tries to be comprehensive, but it repeats the mistakes we’ve made in the past,” he said. “We’re working on several measures in the House that ARE immigration reform.” Among those, he said, were a bill re-empowering the states to help federal officials enforce the law, another bill authorizing a guest worker program specifically for the agriculture business, a mandatory E-verify program to cut down on Social Security fraud, and a couple of measures to protect what Farenthold termed the “innocent victims of illegal immigration.” “There are some people facing deportation that were brought here as very young children, they speak only English, they’re the victims,” he said. “We’ve spent all this money educating them, we need their productivity.” The Congressman said he also supports an end to “birthright citizenship” — the notion that anyone born on U.S. soil is automatically a citizen — as a way of slowing down “chain immigration.” “The problem is that we’ve re-defined what our idea of ‘family’ is,” he said. “It should apply to you, your wife, your minor children, but not your elderly parents or your adult siblings.” Farenthold also said he does not support an internet sales tax, although some local business owners would like to see that. “I don’t want to get the federal government’s

hands on the Internet any more than they already are,” he said. “We’ve seen what happens there.” Farenthold also said he supports repeal of the Estate and Gift Tax, also known as the “death tax.” “I support the repeal,” he said. “It taxes 55 percent of money you’ve already been taxed on. It’s especially hard on farmers and ranchers because they have such huge capital investments, but it also hurts small business owners, too.” The Congressman said he’s also working hard on trying to reform the U.S. Postal Service, which annually loses billions of dollars. he said he doesn’t expect many more small rural post offices to close, but the future of cost saving may be in establishing central mail collection points in rural areas rather than home delivery. The Congressman sits on the Government Oversight Committee, which has been at odds with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and he expressed some frustration that Congress is having to use the court system to get Holder to do his job. “Eric Holder is the biggest boogeyman in government,” he said. “We never envisioned a Justice Department that wouldn’t enforce the law. If you break the law and have the blessing of the Obama Administration, they’re not even going to investigate it. We’re having to go to court to fix what the Justice Department should be doing.”

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Dynamic Industries, based in New Orleans, La., is a company specializing in fabrication of oilfield equipment. Dynamic Industries, Inc. (DII) was founded in 1985 as an offshore services company, specializing in interconnecting piping fabrication, associated pipe installation and commissioning, and offshore maintenance services. DII quickly grew to become one of the premier hook-up and commissioning contractors in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1998, DII was purchased by current CEO, Mike Moreno, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Energy Services Inter-

national, formerly Moreno Group Holdings, LLC. Since 1998, DII has grown from 1,000,000 to over 8,000,000 man hours/ year, with a critical mass of over 4,000 employees. The company has expanded its scope of services to include offshore platform fabrication, modular fabrication and assembly, steel and pipe distribution, equipment rentals, marine services, E&I technical services and turnkey maintenance. The company’s activities cover not only oil and gas offshore and onshore, but also chemicals production, mining, power and industrial infrastructure.

er remaining officer, K.D. Hallmark, received a total bump of $3 per hour. In related news, the Waelder Police Department reported the arrest of a local woman. According to published reports, in the evening hours of Thursday, June 27 a high speed pursuit that

involved several different law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of Brittany Villareal of Gonzales. Villareal is charged with two felonies (unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading with a motor vehicle), misdemeanor possession of marijuana and reckless driving.

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Today in Texas History
On this day in 1845, the convention to consider the joint resolution of the United States Congress proposing the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States assembled in Austin. Thomas Jefferson Rusk was elected president of the convention, and James H. Raymond was secretary. By a vote of fifty-five to one, the delegates approved the offer of annexation. Richard Bache of Galveston was the lone dissenter. Subsequently, the convention prepared the Constitution of 1845 for the new state. Rusk appointed several committees to examine legislative, executive, judicial, and general provisions of the constitution, as well as a committee of five to prepare convention rules. Of the fifty-seven delegates elected to the convention, eighteen were originally from Tennessee, eight from Virginia, seven from Georgia, six from Kentucky, and five from North Carolina. Considered the most able body of its kind ever to meet in Texas, the convention included men of broad political experience such as Thomas J. Rusk, James Pinckney Henderson, Isaac Van Zandt, Hardin R. Runnels, Abner S. Lipscomb, Nicholas H. Darnell, R. E. B. Baylor, and José Antonio Navarro. The convention adjourned on August 28, 1845.

Berger to seek post on RRC
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Geologist and current State Republican Executive Committee Member, Becky Berger, will seek the Republican Nomination for Texas Railroad Commissioner in the 2014 Primary. Berger, an oil & gas professional and a degreed Geologist, has served on the State Republican Executive Committee since 2010 and on the Board of the Texas Federation of Republican Women since 2008. “First and foremost, I pledge to the voters I will serve the entirety of each term for which I

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Documentary examines gun rights, civil rights
Gonzales’ Dr. Humberto Rivas will host a special movie presentation of: “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire”. This presentation will be on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Texas Cinema Starplex in San Marcos. This movie is very pertinent with all the issues discussed about our second amendment. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” – United States Constitution, Amendment II Newtown school shooting. Aurora theater shooting. Tucson supermarket shooting. Are visceral reactions to tragedies trumping the words of our forefathers? Should we allow fear and the growing concern over public safety to limit our civil liberties? Dead Patriot Films presents “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire,” a documentary that brings audiences to the center of the controversy over the issue that is dividing our nation – gun control. Narrated by Ice-T, a critically acclaimed rapper and actor, the film takes a critical look at current gun laws and the rising movement to restrict the rights guaranteed by our Second Amendment. Director Kris Koenig takes the controversial position that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” so that citizens can combat their own leaders’ tyranny. With the original intention of empowering a citizenry’s ability to defend themselves against a corrupt or tyrannical government, the concept today may seem farfetched or the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. However, it has happened throughout

am elected,” Berger said. “Texas needs Railroad Commissioners who have a thorough knowledge of this industry and who actually want to serve as a Railroad Commissioner. I believe that my experience and my commitment to the job make me the qualified Conservative Republican running for this office.” Berger earns a living drilling oil & gas wells – from finding the location to completion. Berger understands the industry and what is required to free our nation from the dependence of foreign oil as well as intrusive

federal regulations. “The oil field is a way of life for my family and thousands of other families in Texas. Protecting our ability to continue being the largest supplier of petroleum products in the United States is why I seek this office,” Berger said. The Texas Railroad Commission should be governed with the conservative Republican principles Berger embodies. “The Texas oil & gas industry should lead by example with high expectations, high standards and lowered regulations,” Berger concluded. Berger is the mother of

Becky Berger
three adult children. She and her husband, David Berger, reside on a ranch outside of Schulenburg, where they raise cattle.

Gonzales Police Report
Here Is The Gonzales Police Department Report For The Period Of June 14-26: June 14 Reported Criminal Mischief At 1000 Blk Wells St. June 20 Reported Injury To A Child. Case Being Turned Over To The DA’s Office. June 21 Jared Flores, 19 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault And Unlawful Restraint At 500 Blk St. Peter St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 2400 Blk Church St. June 22 Reported Theft At 1600 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Assault At 300 Blk St. Lawrence St. June 23 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1300 Blk Cavett St. June 24 James Waldrip, 24 Of Aransas Pass, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Marijuana At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Devonte Terrell Cubit, 20 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault At 1300 Blk Cavett St. Reported Theft At 3300 Blk Harwood Rd. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1800 Blk Church St. Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. June 25 Reported Theft At 1500 Blk Waelder Highway. Reported Unauthorized Use Motor Vehicle At 300 Blk Rivercrest Dr. Case Turned Over To The Waelder Police Department. June 26 Reported Criminal Mischief At 1400 Blk Blair St. Reported Assault At 1200 Blk College St.

Gonzales Co. Sheriff’s Office Report
Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office report for June 23-29: 06/23/13 White, Justin Lynn, 02/1988, Gonzales. Local Warrant – No Drivers License Issued. Requires $315.00 Fine Released on Jail Credit. 06/24/13 Guerra, Antonio, 12/1966, Gonzales. Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More. Released on $10,000 Bond. Beckham, Connie Marie, 07/1940, Waelder. Local Warrant – Theft Stolen Property >$100K <$200K – Count 1. Local Warrant – Theft Stolen Property >$100K <$200K – Count 2. Released on $30,000 bond. Martinez, David Edward, 02/1972, Stockdale. Assault Family/Household Member with Previous Conviction. Requires $50,000 Bond. Local Warrant – Burglary of a Habitation. Requires $100,000 Bond. Remains in Cusody. Long, Kristal Marie, 11/1973, Cost. Brazoria County Warrant – Possession of a Dangerous Drug. Remains in Custody. 06/25/13 Grantham, Clifton Edward, 05/1983, Gonzales. Local Warrant – Theft of Property >$1,500 <$20K. Released on $7,500 Bond. Walker, Ethan Matthew, 08/1994, Mansfield. Tarrant County Warrant – Forgery Financial Instrument. Remains in Custody. 06/26/13 Gomez, Jamie Lee, 04/1991, Luling. Local Warrant – Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Released on $1,500 Bond. 06/27/13 Rhodes, George Edward, 12/1968, Seguin. Commitment/Sentence – Aggravated Robbery. Remains in Custody. O’Neal, Steven Christopher, 12/1986, San Antonio. Local Warrant – Forgery Financial Instrument. Released on $6,000 Bond. 06/28/13 Alvarez, Reynaldo G., 03/1947, Nixon. Commitment/Sentence – Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Espinosa, Christopher Jerome, 05/1989, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Driving while Intoxicated. Released – Weekender/Work Release. Velasquez, Margie Yvonne, 01/1973, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence – Driving while Intoxicated. Released – Weekender/Work Release. 06/29/13 Phillips, Lyndon Ray, 08/1967, San Marcos. Evading Arrest/Detention. Requires $3,000 Bond. Shiner Municipal Court Warrant – Theft. Requires $5,000 Bond. Remains in Custody. Miller, James Daniel, 05/1972, Nixon. Local Warrant – Seatbelt Violation. Requires $205.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant – Seatbelt Violation. Requires $205.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant – Seatbelt Violation. Requires $205.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Local Warrant – Violate Promise to Appear. Requires $230.00 Fine. Released on Order to Appear. Driving while License Invalid. Released on Payment Plan. Possession of Drug Narcotic Paraphernalia. Released on Payment Plan. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processing’s: GCSO 15 DPS 04 GPD 06 WPD 01 NPD 03 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 29

U.S. history. And long before gun control was positioned as a “common sense measure” to combat violence, it was used as a means to oppress certain minority groups. Presently, the growing trend in gun control favors the wealthy and privileged, who leverage their connections to ensure their Second Amendment rights and safety, while those of lesser means struggle. Informative and emotionally charged, “Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire” is an eye-opening look at the genesis of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, leading the audience to rethink the issues surrounding gun control, and the effect on civil rights and liberty. After all, what you don’t know can kill you.

Service Salute
Air Force Airman 1st Class Delanie R. Gray has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare


principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Gray is the daughter of Elizabeth Gray of Lockhart, and niece of Harold Reeves of Gonzales. She is a 2012 graduate of Lockhart High School.

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DeWitt Co. Sheriff’s Office Report
DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office Report from June 20-26: June 20 Arrested Melissa Ann Gamez, 35, of Cuero, Failure to Appear/Driving while License Invalid Enhanced, Bond of $1,000, Capias Pro Fine/Prostitution with Previous Conviction, Fine of $1,507, Capias Pro Fine/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fine of $314, Capias Pro Fine/Speed, Fine of $207.10, Capias Pro Fine/ Driving while License Invalid, Fine of $237.10, DCSO Arrested Peyton Cole McNinch, 24, of Cuero, Violation of Probation/Criminal Mischief >$1,500.00<$20K, No Bond, DCSO Arrested James Cody Leggett, 32, of Long Branch, Violation of Probation/Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More, No Bond, DCSO June 21 Arrested Ruben Enrique Suniga, 26, of Cuero, Burglary of Vehicle, Bond of $4,000, Assault Public Servant, Bond of $10,000, Terroristic Threat against Public Servant, Bond of $4,000, Terroristic Threat against Public Servant, Bond of $4,000, Terroristic Threat against Public Servant, Bond of $4,000, Terroristic Threat against Public Servant, Bond of $4,000, Cuero PD and DCSO Arrested Aza Jonathan Hinojosa, 32, of San Dia, Indecency with Child Sexual Contact (Jim Wells Co), Bond of $100,000, Yorktown PD Arrested Nicholas Schultz, 23, of Yorktown, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 > 1G Drug Free Zone, Bond of $20,000, Cuero PD Arrested Carole Marie Schultz, 42, of Yorktown, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 > 1G Drug Free Zone, Bond of $20,000, Cuero PD Arrested Jerame Dee Marston, 43, of Karnes City, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 > 1G Drug Free Zone, Bond of $20,000, Cuero PD June 22 Arrested Kareem Oljawon Johnson, 28, of Yoakum, Evading Arrest Detention, Bond of $4,000, Yoakum PD Illegal immigrants on Hwy 72, Yorktown June 23 Arrested Narciso Rios-Gamez, 38, of Mexico, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DCSO Arrested Casey Jackson, 35, of Cuero, Forgery/ Check (Bexar Co), Bond of $10,000, Cuero PD Arrested Jose R. Iniguez-Quinonez, 52, of Sonora, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Maria Guadalupe Sanchez, 37, of Mexico, Public Intoxication, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Rueben Morales, 20 of Cuero, Bond Forfeiture/Possession of Marijuana 4oz<5lbs – Drug Free Zone (Victoria Co), Bond of $5,000 Cash, Cuero PD Arrested Maurice Jamison, 49, of Caribbean, Violation of Probation/Child Support (Travis Co), No Bond, Yoakum PD Arrested Paul Pechacek, 25 of Yoakum, Evading Arrest/Detention with a Vehicle, $5,000.00 Bond, Theft of Property $500<$1,500 Enhanced, $5,000.00 Bond, DCSO June 24 Arrested Robert Mayo, 35, of Yorktown, Driving While License Invalid/Enhanced, Bond of $2,000, Yorktown PD Arrested Rudolfo Garcia Jr., 25, of Cotulla, Criminal Mischief $1,500<$20,000, Bond of $5,000, Disorderly Conduct/Fighting, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Ceasar Garcia, 23, of Cuero, Disorderly Conduct/Fighting, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Arrested Joe Luis Rodriguez, 39 of Cuero, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Bond of $25,000, Interference with Emergency 911 Call, Bond of $4,000, Terroristic Threat, Bond of $2,000, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Bond of $4,000, Bond Forfeiture/Driving while Intoxicated (Victoria Co), Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD June 25 Arrested Justin Cox, 18, of Meyersville, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fine of $414 (30 Days to Pay), Yorktown PD Arrested Michael Garcia, 43, of Nordheim, Public Intoxication, Trial by Judge, DCSO Arrested Michelle Stehle Garcia, 36, of Nordheim, Public Intoxication, Trial by Judge, DCSO Animal Carcass on Hwy 183 N, Cuero June 26 Arrested Cortlyn James Hughes, 19, of Bryan, Revocation of Probation Possession of Controlled Substance in Correctional Facility, Bond of $50,000, Revocation of Probation on Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear, Bond of $35,000, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear/Possession of Marijuana < 2oz, Bond of $1,000 Cash, DCSO Arrested Rudy Munoz Anzaldua, 40, of El Campo, Violation of Probation/Forgery Financial Instrument, Bond of $35,000, DCSO

Shiner Police Report
The Shiner Police Department report for June 2430: 6/24/13 Chief Leck and Sgt. Wolting handled a civil matter for some local residents. 6/24/13 Chief Leck and Sgt. Wolting responded to a local residence to investigate a report of gunshots. The shots came from a nearby property outside city limits in an area legal for hunting and shooting. 6/24/13 Chief Leck and Sgt. Wolting assisted Constable Hlavac with an abandoned vehicle belonging to a recently evicted individual. The individual was contacted and is making arrangements to have the vehicle towed. 6/24/13 Sgt. Wolting and Officer Kramer assisted DPS with an accident which took place in the county. 6/24/13 Officer Kramer responded to Tiger Tote in reference to a report of shoplifting. A citation for theft was issued to a local resident. 6/25/13 Officer Kramer came upon a local resident asleep in his vehicle that was parked on the street with the door open in the lane of traffic. Officer Kramer contacted the individual and found him to be intoxicated. The individual was warned and allowed to go inside his residence. 6/26/13 Sgt. Wolting assisted Lavaca County EMS with an emergency medical call at a local residence. 6/26/13 Chief Leck and Sgt. Wolting responded to a local residence to investigate a theft by fraud incident involving internet pharmaceutical sales from a ficticious company calling themselves “RX Pills.” 6/26/13 Officer Horton responded to a local residence to assist an elderly citizen who had fallen down and could not get back up. 6/27/13 Officer Kramer took a frequent patrol request from a local homeowner. 6/27/13 Officer Elias responded to a report of a meat peddler going door to door in a neighborhood. 6/27/13 Officers Horton and Elias responded to a local neighborhood for a report of a disturbance caused by a vehicle playing loud music. The vehicle was not located. 6/28/13 Officer Horton and LCSO Deputy Gibson responded to a local residence to assist in a civil matter. 6/28/13 Officer Kramer responded to an animal control call in reference to a mule running loose in a residential area. 6/28/13 Officer Kramer responded to a railroad crossing gate malfunction. 6/28/13 Officer Horton responded to a family disturbance at a local residene. The two individuals were separated and one of them went to stay the night in Yoakum. 6/29/13 Officer Kramer provided funeral escort from the Methodist Church to the cemetery. 6/29/13 Officer Kramer responded to a report of loud music coming from a vehicle driving past a local residence. The vehicle was not located. 6/30/13 Sgt. Wolting acquired a warrant for Lyndon Phillips for theft of property and contacted Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office where he was in custody on other charges. Gonzales County SO served the Shiner theft warrant and Phillips remained in custody. 6/30/13 Sgt. Wolting responded to a possible animal cruelty case at a local residence. The case remains under investigation. 6/30/13 Officer Horton took an animal control complaint from a local resident concerning a neighbor’s chickens getting into his yard. Asst. Chief Berkman spoke with the chickens’ owner the following morning about the complainant’s concerns. 6/30/13 Officer Horton responded to a minor traffic accident in the Tiger Tote parking lot. There were no injuries involved.

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This year’s court of hopefuls in the Watermelon Thump Queen pageant included eight members: Katelyn Gonzales, escorted by Cameron Salas; Mallory Jabsen, escorted by Jett McCelvey; Chelsea Kohutek, escorted by Marshall Pebeahsy; Addie Kraus, escorted by Clint Cantu; Alyssa McFadin, escorted by Trayden Staton; Hilee Miller, escorted by Brian Easton; Carina Reyes, escorted by Jose Juan Reyes Jr.; and Regina Wade, escorted by Caleb Magallanez. Alyssa, at left, is crowned the 2013 Princess by Mayor Mike Hendricks. 2012 Queen Victoria Bosquez (above) presided over the ceremonies. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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Williams, Siegal earn top honors for regional softball
Every time she steps up to the plate, Flatonia graduate and incoming University of South Carolina freshman Taylor Williams is just looking to make contact, not really aiming to hit a home run. However, about 11 times she made contact, the play ended up being a home run. “That is the first time in my life I have gotten double-digit home runs in a season,” Williams said. “I did not think I would be pitched to a lot this year. When I am at the plate, I just look to do what’s best for the team.” For her efforts, Williams has been named Player of the Year on the 2013 All-Cannon Soft-

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ball Team. This is marks the second year in a row she was chosen for the award. “It is always an honor to get an award like this,” Williams said. “I feel my hard work has paid off and am happy I made it considering Gonzales and surrounding areas is rich with talent.” Flatonia’s season this year

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came to an unexpected end in the regional quarterfinals, where they lost to eventual state champion Weimar. The Lady Bulldogs spent the majority of the season ranked in the state poll. “It was sad to see the season end sooner than we exALL-CANNON, Page B3

Members of the Gonzales girls and boys FFA clay-trap shooting teams won the chapter’s first ever state title last month. Pictured (from left) are Ross Hendershot, Matt Hillman, J.T. Miller, Brie Schauer, Kaily Zumwalt and Bryn McNabb. Not pictured are Allison Raley and Ty Tinsley. (Photo by Mark Lube)


The Gonzales Future Farmers of America (FFA) boys and girls shooting team won the state title in

the Texas Parks and Wildlife Clay Shooting competition. The competition was held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio June 9-11 and the state titles were the first in the history

of the Gonzales FFA chapter. On the girls’ team were Brie Schauer, Allison Raley, Zaily Zumwalt, and Bryn McNabb. Members of the GONZALES, Page B2

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DCTF predicting big things for area teams, players

The leading resource on football in Texas has some great outlooks for local high school football teams. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 2013 Fall Edition is saying playoffs for most local football teams. The Gonzales Apaches (6-4, 2-3) are predicted to finish runner up in District 26-3A. The Apaches return 13 lettermen and seven starters on offense and defense. DCTF has La Grange winning district with Cuero and Yoakum rounding out the league’s playoff teams.

The Cuero Gobblers wrapped up 2012 with a 5-6 record and a bi-district round appearance. The Mean Green welcome back 13 lettermen and seven starters. The Yoakum Bulldogs (6-5, 3-2) were bi-district finalists last year and will get 19 lettermen and nine starters back from that team. The Hallettsville Brahmas lost just one game last year (12-1, 5-0) while going undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 1979. The Brahmas get 24 lettermen and 15 starters back, and are predicted to win another District 14-

2ADI title. The Luling Eagles (7-5, 5-1) won their first playoff game since the 1980s under first-year head coach Colby Hensley. Luling is predicted to finish first in District 152ADI as they will return 18 lettermen and 15 starters. Nixon-Smiley (1-9, 1-6) had just one victory in 2012, but have 18 lettermen and nine starters on either side of the ball back. The Mustangs are picked to finish seventh in District 15-2ADII, ahead of only Bloomington. One of the keys to Shiner’s 12-2/4-0 season last year was the play of the defense. This year should

not be that much different as the Comanches will welcome back four-year starter and preseason District 15-1ADI Defensive MVP Jacob Stafford. Stafford, who made 150 tackles at linebacker last year, was also selected as an All-State player. Shiner will welcome back 15 lettermen and 12 starters on a team predicted to finish atop their league ahead of Ganado and Three Rivers. The Comanches also come in at number five on the DCTF Preseason State Poll. Flatonia had a very successful start to 2012 but then injuries came along to hamper the ‘Dogs and

they finished 4-6 (1-3). Flatonia, who brings back 13 lettermen and 15 starters, is predicted to finish third in District 13-1ADI behind Thorndale and Weimar. The Shiner St. Paul Cardinals have been to the TAPPS 3A title game three years in a row and have come away with a state title twice. The 2012 champions (10-4, 4-1) have 17 lettermen but just eight starters back and are predicted for a second-place finish in Division III, District 5 behind Hallettsville Sacred Heart. The Indians lost their first couple of games early in the season before rallying to win the district last

year. Sacred Heart (9-4, 5-0) will return 13 lettermen and dozen starters. Other area athletes were the recipients of some preseason honors by DCTF. Gonzales’ J.T. Miller is the magazine’s pick for AllState linebacker and District 26-3A Defensive MVP for 26-3A. Dalton Herrington of Hallettsville was selected as District 14-2ADI Defensive MVP and Luling’s Trayden Staton was chosen as Offensive MVP for District 15-2ADI. Stafford was chosen for the Preseason All-State Team First Team Linebacker and the 151ADI Preseason Defensive MVP.

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The five winners of the 2012-13 UIL Lone Star Cup were announced Monday. The UIL Lone Star Cup recognizes five high schools (one in each of the five UIL classifications) based on their overall team achievement in a variety of sanctioned athletic and academic championships. All UIL member high schools in good standing are included for contention for the UIL Lone Star Cup. Trophy presentations will take place in the fall at events chosen by the winning schools. With state championships in softball and boys golf, Weimar High School ascended to the top of Conference 1A winning the second UIL Lone Star Cup in school history. The Wildcats, who also placed third at state in girls golf and were state semifinalists in baseball, racked up 78 points. Shiner High School was second with 58. After a late season rise in the standings, Salado High School captured its second Conference 2A UIL Lone Star Cup win. The Eagles excelled in the spring winBrady Oakes (top) works on base running and Bailey ning state championships in academics and girls golf, Bennett practices batting in photos taken at the finishing third at state in GHS Baseball Camp and GHS Softball Camp last one-act play and boys golf, month. (Photo by Mark Lube) and advancing to the state semifinals in baseball. Salado had 82 points, while Hallettsville High School came in eighth with 48. Other winners include Southlake Carroll (5A), Cedar Park (4A) and Argyle (3A).

Weimar beats out Shiner for UIL 1A Lone Star Cup, Hallettsville finishes among top ten 2A high schools
area high school softball players to its All-State Softball Team. On the 3A team, Yoakum’s Sheyanne Chumchal was named as First-Team Outfielder; catcher Reagen Renken, first base K.C. Rex, shortstop Faith Hagan and utility Callie Witte were named Honorable Mentions. Flatonia pitcher Katie Steinhauser made the Second Team along with third base Taylor Williams and outfielder Brooke Migl. Kylie Mica made Third Team as utility player. Lady Comanche third base Julianna Rankin was selected to the Third Team, pitcher CeCe Darilek was received an Honorable Mention and was joined by catcher Hannah Koenning and second base Tamara Hajeck. Indians named to AllDistrict team The Hallettsville Sacred Heart baseball team had six players named to the TAPPS 6-2A All-District team. Pitcher/outfielder Cade Brewer, shortstop/pitcher Casey Jirkovsky and catcher Michael Zaruba were selected to the First Team. Second Team players are infielder/pitcher Leightin Pilat, outfielder Colton Bludau and outfielder/ pitcher Hunter Janak. Brewer also won an AllState honor. Onsite registration will start at 7 a.m. and the race will began at 7:30. There will be a 5K, 10K and a Kids K. All entrants will receive a T-Shirt. Cost is $30; make checks payable to St. Paul Booster Club and mail to Dana Beal, P.O. Box 1131, Shiner, TX 77984. Call 361-7728831 or email to dlbeal63@ for more information.

supervised weight training, plyo-metric training and speed development. Camp is not required for participation but recommended for the serious high school athlete. The camp is open to athletes in grades 7-12. For more information, contact coach Ricky Lock at the fieldhouse at 672-6641 or email to Gonzales Volleyball camp The Lady Apaches volleyball camp will be July 22-25 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the GHS Special Events Center. The camp will be for players incoming grades 4-9 who will be taught fundamental volleyball skills and offensive/defensive team strategies. Players should dress in T-Shirts, gym shorts and gym shoes. Cost is $30 per camper. For more information, contact Anita Dement at the field house at 672-6641. Gonzales Apaches Football camp The Gonzales football camp will be held July 2325 from 9-11 a.m. at the high school practice field. The camp is for players incoming grades 1-9. The Apache coaching staff will give instruction on running, blocking, tackling, strength building, agility, quickness and special teams. Campers should dress in T-Shirts, shorts and cleated shoes. Cost will be $30 a camper. For more information, contact coach Ricky Lock at the field house at 6726641.

Gonzales JH cheerleader drawing The Gonzales Junior High Cheerleaders are doing a WE’VE GOT SPIRIT drawing.All tickets are $3 and there are tons of prizes to win. They would like to thank BZ’s Country Petals, The Christian Family, Atkinsons pizza, Gonzales Healthcare, Licorice and Lemon Drops, China Basket, Person’s Flower Shop, Dairy Queen, Guerra’s, Storey’s Jewelry,Gonzales Wholesale Nursery, Jane Kifer, Wal-Mart, Double Arrow Bow Hunting, Tractor Supply and Bealls for the donations. To enter, just locate a Jr. High cheerleader or you can find someone to help you at the school for your chance to win. Apache strength and speed camp The 2013 Gonzales Apache strength and speed camp will be held until July 18, Mondays through Thursdays, from 6:30-7:20 a.m. and 8-8:50 a.m. at the Field house weight room. Cost is $35 for the camp. The camp is designed to develop speed, strength, explosiveness, work capacity, footwork and agility by

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boys’ team were Ross Hendershot, Matt Hillman, J.T. Miller and Ty Tinsley. The girls recorded a team score of 267/300. McNabb got a 92/100, Raley earned a 91/100, Schauer had an 84/100 and Zumwalt finished the competition with 80/100. The girls team had a very high finish last year with third place and returned last month looking for improvement. “We got a taste of it (state championship) last year and it made us want to come back and win it,” McNabb said. The girls’ team put in a lot of reps preparing for the state meet, practicing up to three times a week. “It is very exciting to win state for the first time. We have wanted it for a long time,” Schauer said. “We had to work really hard as shooting well does not come as easy for us ladies.” McNabb, incoming senior for the next school

Half Moon Fun Run year, will be the only rePlayers named to TXThe 34th Annual Fun turning shooter for the SWA All-State teams Run will be held Saturday girls’ side. The Texas Sports Writers in Shiner’s Green Dickson She said it was important Association named several Park. to get more female FFA members interested in taking up clay target shooting. The boys team was elated to have helped the Gonzales FFA to a first. “It feels pretty good that we are one of the first two Gonzales team to win state,” said Hillman. “No boys’ Starting Tuesday, team has ever placed in the top three.” July 16 at 6 p.m. at the “It’s a good deal because not everyone can do it,” Volleyball court in the Miller said. Independence Park. The boys tallied a score of 286/100 — Tinsley had a Register at the Parks and 93/100, Hendershot scored Recreation building at a 90/100, Hillman shot 95/100 and Miller had a 1920 St. Joseph. personal best 98/100. There was a total of The cost is $120 per 46 teams and nearly 220 team. Must register by shooters on the boys side. “It was challenging beJuly 10. If you should cause there were a lot of have any questions please good teams competing for state,” Hillman said. call 830-672-3192. The mixed team of Raley, Miller, Tinsley and Hillman placed second in the state.

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Striders sending 13 to AAU Junior Olympics

GONZALES – The GTown Striders summer track team always wants to get at least half of its competitors from a National Qualifying meet through to the AAU Junior Olympics. The Striders took 24 athletes to the National Qualifying meet last week in Converse and 13 athletes qualified for the Junior Olympics. “It is fantastic we had 13 kids make the Junior Olympics,” G-Town Striders coach Quincy Johnson said. The athletes will get a chance to see what it is like to compete against others in their age brackets from around the country, not just in Texas. “The main thing is competition and exposure for our athletes,” Johnson said. “A lot of these youngsters do not get to travel outside Gonzales County often.” At the start of the season, the team had over 30 athletes working out. Those numbers have dropped a little because of some injuries and the Striders ended up with two dozen athletes

to compete in the qualifying meet. Johnson said the goal was to get half the team to the Junior Olympics. “We got 13 and that was real special,” he said. Miguel Moreno came in second place in the 1,500-meter run for 8-yearolds-and-under with a time of 6:41.36. Jeidon Tillis was fifth in the 8-and-under 400 with 1:17.14, Treyton James was third in the 10-year-old shot put with 24-4 and David Sexton was fifth in the 11-year-old 1500 with 6.09.78. Keiran Grant was fifth in the 12-year-old 100 in 13.54, but he took second in the 200 in 27.44 and third in the 400 in 1:03.65. Adrian James was fifth in the 13-year-old discus with 86-10, Tyvione Roaches placed fourth in the 13-year-old discus with 87-8, Savannah Heximer was third in the 11-yearold shot put with 18-7 and Trinity James was fifth in both the 11-year-old 1500 (7:14.34) and the shot put (16-5). Vernoica Moreno was third in the 11-year-old 800 (3:42.47) and in the 1500 (5:40.86). Jzahden Eleby won the both the 12-year-

The 2013 G-Town Striders AAU Summer Track and Field team members include Ty Petras, Jamyia Eleby, Jeidon Tillis, Miguel Moreno, Joseph Eleby, Treyton James, Bailey Petras, Savannah Heximer, David Sexton, Veronica Moreno, Kaitlyn Shelton, Trinity James, Maraia Mathis, Yaslyn Mayberry, Nyesha Mayberry, Le’Anndrea McCarty, Keiran Grant, Ariel Escobedo, Tyvione Roaches, Adrian James, Timtrell RodriguezStovall, Angelica Mathis, Tristan Mathis and Keaundra Cray. Not pictured is Perscilla Grant, Jzahden Eleby, Galilea Rodriguez, Jesus Diaz de Leon, Jasmine Allen, Krisslyn Sexton and coaches Bianca Stewart, Norman English, Misa Ontiveros, Robert Shelton and Quincy Johnson. (Photo by Mark Lube) old shot put (16-5) and discus (39-7), Ariel Escobedo was runner up in the 12-year-old shot put with 15-8 and Maria Mathis (5:43.81) was fourth in the 12-year-old 1500. The AAU Junior Olympics is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 3 at the campus of Eastern Michigan University, located in Ypsilanti. Any person, business or organization wishing to send a monetary donation to help with travel and other expenses for the athletes headed to Michigan can contact Johnson or any GTown Strider parent. “We need to raise about $5,000 and are asking for 100 donors to give $50 each,” Johnson said. Donations can be sent to Gonzales Track Club, 671 CR 344 Gonzales, TX 78629. There is a fundraiser BBQ plate sale scheduled for July 19.

Deadlines for registering in CYFL rapidly approaching
Cannon News Services The Crossroads Youth Football League has set the registration dates for the 2013 football season. You must sign-up online first at and to complete registration you must go to one of the onsite registrations. The remaining registration dates for area towns are follows: • Cuero Registration will be held at Knox Oilfield Service on Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to noon; and Sunday, July 7, from 2-4 p.m. Late registration will be Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, July 21, from 2-4 p.m. For more information, contact Cuero area representative Roy Green at 512294-8538. • Gonzales Registration will be held at Victoria College’s Gonzales location on Thursday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m. Late registration will be Saturday, July 13, from 2-4 p.m.; Thursday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. A combine will be held at Gonzales High School on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Gonzales CYFL Camp will be held from July 30-August 2, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Gonzales area representative Gary Clack at 361-275-1156. • Hallettsville Registration will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 8-11:30 a.m. behind the junior high school. Late registration will be Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m .to 1 p.m. A combine will also be held on that day. For more information, contact Hallettsville representative Chris Ranly at 361-318-6816. • Yoakum Regular registration period has closed but late registration will be held at First Baptist Fellowship Hall on Saturday, July 13, from 8-11 a.m.; and Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Yoakum area representative Chad Ludlow at 361-772-8019 or send email to

The team (above) of Davis Reeh, Bo Davis, Ricky Walker, Billy Breitschopf, Jake Taylor and Todd Strand came in first place at the Wednesday Night Scramble held June 19 at Independence Park Golf Course in Gonzales. The members of the second place team (below) were Clark Lowrey, David Meredith, Randall Dupree, Adam Staton and Roy Staton. (Courtesy photos)

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pected,” Williams said. “But we left it all on the field. Flatonia has a good group of girls back next season and things can only get better.” For the 2013 season, Williams had a .565 batting average, going 39-for-69 at the plate with 29 walks, many of them intentional. In addition to 11 jacks, she had six triples and five doubles. Her on-base percentage was .684 and her slugging percentage was a whopping 1.289. More than just a feared hitter, Williams had just two errors all season manning third base for the Lady Bulldogs. Williams will soon start a new phase in her life and softball career. “I feel relief that I am starting college ball,” she said. “I hope I can work hard to help the South Carolina team.” Williams said she will have to work very hard to nail down a starting position for the Lady Gamecocks squad. She also wants to be a testament to what working hard at high school athletics can give an athlete.

“I want to be a role model and show you can be from a small town like Flatonia and get chosen for a team at a Division I college by working hard,” Williams said. It was roller-coaster of a season for the Shiner Lady Comanches softball team in 2013, but eventually the team came together under the guidance of head coach Brandon Siegal. Shiner advanced to the regional championship where they fell in their series to eventual Class 1A champions and district opponent Weimar. Siegal has been selected as Coach of the Year on the 2013 All-Cannon Softball Team for his work with the Lady Comanches, who had just one senior this year and a handful of returning players from the 2012 squad that were bi-district finalists. Siegal said it was a challenge to find the right combination of nine players in the field to have the greatest chance for success. “It was especially a challenge finding our lineup in the outfield,” Siegal said. Julianna Rankin, Meagan Chumchal, Kristin Schacherl, Sara Lauer and

April Lauer were freshmen on the 2011 championship team. Their experience helped the younger players learn the game. “They would talk and help the younger players,” Siegal said. “They helped Hannah (Koenning) our lone senior on the team. Hannah missed a lot of the 2011 season because of injury.” The turning point for the Lady Comanches came when they lost to Flatonia in the second district game between the rivals. “That game put our backs to the wall,” Siegal said. “If we would have lost to Ganado, it would have forced a three-way tie for second and we could have not even made the playoffs.” Shiner decided they did not want that to happen and stepped up in practice. “We took it to heart and worked hard in practice,” Seigal said. “Being perfect in practice translates to being perfect in a game.” This was one of Siegal’s first honors since Shiner took home the state title. “I am pretty excited to receive this award,” he said. Siegal will not return next year as Shiner’s head coach, a position he has

held for the last nine years. He will be leaving teaching and coaching to work in the oil and gas industry after recently accepting a job as a Safety Coordinator for Select Energy Services. “I will miss the competitive nature of coaching softball,” Siegal said.
2013 All-Cannon Area Softball Team Player of the Year: Taylor Williams, sr, Flatonia Coach of the Year: Brandon Siegal, Shiner Pitchers Katie Steinhauser, jr, Flatonia. Finished the season with a record of 18-9-1. Had an ERA of 2.27 and opponents hit .231 against her. She struck out 116 batters in 150 innings of work. Offensively, she hit .307 with 6 doubles and 2 triples. Also had 21 RBI’s, scored 24 runs and had an on-base percentage of .448. Tori Ramert, frosh, Yoakum. Had a 2.75 ERA with 139 innings pitched with 120 earned runs out of 555 at-bats, only giving up 81 runs.  She struck out 157 batters and walked 60. Overall record was 9-11-1. Hit .333 with 21 RBI, 10 doubles and 2 triples. CoCo Caraway, frosh, Hallettsville. Posted a 21-4 record with 1.30 ERA. Abby Irvin, soph, Shiner St. Paul. Had a 4.74 ERA and batted .403. Ce Ce Darilek, frosh, Shiner. Struck out 106 batters and had an ERA of 2.86 Catchers Reagen Renken, jr, Yoakum. Batted .543 with 27 RBI, 10 dou-

bles, 3 triples and one HR. Her on-base percentage was .570 and slugging percentage was .670. Had 230 putouts in 251 chances and her caught stealing percentage was .440. Bethany Pokluda, sr, Shiner St. Paul. Batted .521 with 11 doubles and 1 HR. Infielders K.C. Rex, jr, Yoakum. Had a batting average of .410 with 27 RBI’s. Had a .929 fielding percentage with 44 putouts, 21 assists and just 5 errors. Faith Hagan, soph, Yoakum. Batting average of .326 with 8 RBI and 4 doubles. Fielding percentage of .922 with 75 putouts and 39 assists in 114 total chances.  Katelynn Leist, sr, Shiner St. Paul. Had a batting average of .448 with 5 doubles, 6 triples and 1 HR. Put up a fielding percentage of .982 with 167 put outs. Lana Hickson, jr, Hallettsville. Batting average of .486 with 60 RBI. Julianna Rankin, jr, Shiner. Batting average of .402 with 28 RBI’s, 6 HR and 21 walks. Kristin Schacherl, jr, Shiner. Batted .480 with 41 RBI. Madison Schindler, jr, Hallettsville. Hit .378 with 29 RBI Tamara Hajek, soph, Shiner. Batted .427 with 30 RBI. Lizzy Opiela, sr, Shiner St. Paul. Hit .547 and had an on-base percentage of .605. Outfielders Alexa Schaefer, sr, Shiner St. Paul. Batted .625 with 50 hits and also scored 41 runs. Had a fielding percentage of .947 and went 21for-21 in stolen bases. Sheyenne Chumchal, soph, Yoakum. Batted .514 with 22 RBI, 8 doubles and 1 triple. Had an onbase percentage of .577. Fielding percentage of .900 with 29 put-

outs, 1 assist and three errors in 33 total chances. Also stole 8 bases on 9 attempts. Calle Witte, jr, Yoakum. Batted .374 with 21 RBI, 7 doubles, 3 triples and scored 21 times. Fielding percentage of .929 with 79 put outs, 4 assists and 5 errors in 90 total chances. Adrienne Klimitchek, sr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart. Batted .490 with 24 hits, 3 doubles and 10 RBI. Also scored 22 runs. Emily Harper, jr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart. Scored 29 runs and 29 hits, 2 doubles and 10 RBI. Utility Kylie Mica, soph, Flatonia. Started first 16 games at catcher, switched to shortstop because of injury to another player. Made three errors in 16 games at short stop. Batted .318 with 8 doubles, 1 triple and 23 RBI. Erin Miksch, jr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart. Scored 13 runs. Had 12 hits including 4 doubles and 9 RBI. Honorable Mentions Tori Lester, frosh, Gonzales; Lindsey Akers, sr, Gonzales; Rachel Saulnier, jr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart; Hannah Koenning, sr, Shiner; Kirsten Heger, sr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart; Olivia Bohuslav, jr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart; Carly Bozka, sr, Gonzales; Shayla Simper, sr, Gonzales; Carley Woytek, soph, Hallettsville; Kristeney Magallanes, frosh, Gonzales; Amanda Lee, sr, Luling; Kaci Collier, frosh, Luling; Natalia Lambert, jr, Luling; Brandy Glover, frosh, Luling; Miranda Caillo, soph, Nixon-Smiley; Jordan Newman, jr, Nixon-Smiley; Chelsea Veit, soph, Cuero; Courtney Clark ,frosh, Cuero; Madison Simpson, sr, Cuero; Audrey Simpson, soph, Cuero.

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and Sample produced a  double.  Clay pitched a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts for the 9/10 girls Sunday afternoon. However, Shiner took advantage of theirseven walks and cold Gonzales bats to come away with the 7-5 win. Coming off the game the day before which showcased a good Cuero pitcher with pretty good speed, the Gonzales girls had trouble adjusting to the slower, yet accurate, Shiner pitcher. It took until the fourth inning for the bats to wake up. Unfortunately, three solid line drives by Gonzales found the gloves of the Shiner girls for three quick outs in five at bats. The bats stayed hot for the sixth inning as Gonzales mounted a furious comeback, scoring four runs, but coming up just short. Longoria had a single and two doubles, and Hayley Sample had a double and two singles.  9/10 International Baseball All-Star The Gonzales 9/10 International All-Star team fell in their opener Saturday to Hallettsville and closed out tournament action with a loss to Cuero on Sunday.

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Gonzales girls beat Yoakum, but fall to Cuero and Shiner
Cannon News Services The opening game of the East Zone 9/10 International Softball tournament began Friday with the Gonzales girls bats nearly as hot as the 104-degree heat with a 28-5 win over Yoakum. After the Yoakum pitcher had thrown her sixth pitch of the game, the Gonzales girls already had four hits and two runs in the books. Peyton Ruddock, Isabel Clay, and Hayley Sample each had two hits. When Yoakum was able to put the ball in play, the Gonzales defense teamed up to make some great plays. Shelby Davis and Jill Guerra teamed up for their best outings of the year. Shelby pitched three strikeouts giving up only three hits in two innings of work. Guerra struck out three batters and allowed no hits, also in two innings. That proved to be more than enough as Yoakum’s team of pitchers struggled to throw strikes in the oppressive heat.  Saturday’s contest with Cuero was a back and forth battle from beginning to end with Cuero coming out on top 13-10. Clay dominated the Cuero batters in the first two innings with intimidating fastballs, striking out six of the seven batters she faced. After two innings, Gonzales was up 4-0 with runs by Hailey Riojas, Bailey Bennett, Clay, and Jisaela Longoria.  Trinity Aguero, Guerra, and Davis combined to produce solid work on the mound for the rest of the game for Gonzales. A couple of big errors proved costly in the fourth as the hometown girls saw their 8-5 lead turn into a 12-8 deficit. Gonzales battled back but came up short 13-10.   Longoria had two doubles, Clay had two singles, 11/12 International Softball All-Star The 11/12 Gonzales International Softball team lost its first tournament game on Saturday and lost its Sunday game to finish the tournament. 11/12 International Baseball All-Star The Gonzales 11/2 International Baseball All-Star team lost their tournament opener to host Shiner on Friday. They lost their second game in a 12-11 barn burner after rallying from an 8-0 deficit on Sunday to conclude tournament action.

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Gonzales 11-12 Year Old International All-Stars

Gonzales 11-12 Softball International All-Stars team members are Devon Williams, Sydney Clack, Alexis Ramirez, Megan Torres, Kacee Fink, Victoria Camarillo, Jolie Moreno, Haley Garza, Alexis Williams, Alyssa DeLuna, Isabel Vela and Skylynn Williams. Coaches are Gary Clack and Frankie Martinez. Not pictured is coach Fred Garza. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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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 trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327.

for traditional and contemporary Sunday morning services. Inquiries may contct Rev. Andy Smith at (830) 672-8521 or fumc@ -------------------------Reel Time Driving School is looking for TEA certified driving instructors for our growing business. If this is you please email us at or call us at 830888-0044 for more information. -------------------------Holiday Finance Corp. is hiring. Bilingual a plus. Apply at 506 St. Paul. Please no calls. -------------------------CNH Paving is seeking professional & reliable class A CDL Drivers. Hauling belly dumps and

home every night. Located in the Waelder area. For more info, call: 830540-3377. -------------------------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.

Garage Sale: Saturday, July 6th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1510 N. College St. Baby, women and men clothing, also many items for the home. -------------------------Saturday, 8-1. Greenwood Hills, 4th house on Greenwood Road. M-W-C-(Girls) clothes, household items, toys, miscellaneous.

lene or Linda. -------------------------Extra wide wheel chair like new. Size 10 W Genuine leather diabetic shoes, black with velcro closure. Like new therapeutic support knee hi hose for diabetics, size 3x. lge. cals. Mysectomy bra fits right or left prothesis size 36D. 830857-6705. -------------------------Electrolux Carpet Shampooer and 1 gallon Shampoo. $125.00. 830-8576705. -------------------------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. -------------------------5-13 inch tires for a race car. They are good for a dwarf car. Good tread, like brand new. $50 total. Call Brittany at 830-203-0762. -------------------------Poulan Weedeater, $65. Excellent condition, just like new. Push mower, $65., washer/dryer set, $350. Excellent condition. 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). -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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.

Nordic Track. Great condition. $60. Shiner, 361-5942318. -------------------------Kenmore Washer, $100.00; Whirlpool Washer, $150.00. Call 361-208-3565. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Ar-

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GONZALES GONZALES, TEXAS GARDIEN AND S. PONTON STREET WASTEWATER IMRPOVEMENTS Separate sealed bids addressed to the City of Gonzales (OWNER) clearly labeled “GARDIEN AND S. PONTON STREET WW IMPROVEMENTS, ATTN: CITY SECRETARY” will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 2:00 o’clock p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately. This project includes the installation of approximately 870 linear feet of 8 inch PVC SDR 26 wastewater line with 4 manholes. The project also includes connection to an existing wastewater line, installation of new wastewater services, pavement repairs, trench safety, traffic control, and installation and removal of temporary erosion controls. The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Specifications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc., 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205. Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $40.00 at this location. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check or certified check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the City of Gonzales, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute required performance and payment bonds. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; however, the right is reserved, as the interests of the OWNER may require, to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality or minor defects in bids received. Bids may be held by the OWNER for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract. There will not be a pre-bid conference. Contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations, investigations and/or ask questions prior to bidding shall not be grounds for requesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205, by 5:00 o’clock p.m., Monday, July 1st.

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Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------Used Dell Computer. Keyboard & Monitor. $250 cash. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Upright piano for sale. Great for kids starting piano lessons. All keys works. Needs to be tuned. $100. Call 830-8325965. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------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.

$300, asking $150. 512-921-2792. -------------------------Hospital electric bed, extra long mattress, excellent shape, all works. $125. Most come move it. Jimmy, 830-263-4126. -------------------------Dresser, $50. Couch, $75, good shape. 1725 Seydler St. #26. Betty, 830-8574125. -------------------------Large Oak desk w/ glass topper and large wooded desk. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181. -------------------------7 pc. dinette, $95; coffee and end table, $75; Rollaway Bed, $35; 37” TV, $15; 2 office receptionist chairs, couch, table, etc. 361-596-4096. -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions, $175. 830-5403382.

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.

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830-401-4123. -------------------------Brand new large 2/3 upscale two story duplex for rent in Gonzales with loft, office and fireplace, includes all kitchen appliances, 1 car attached garage. No smoking, No Pets. $35 application fee, $1,400 per month, $1,400 Security Deposit. Contact Monica with RE/MAX Professional Realty, 830-401-4123. -------------------------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. -------------------------1ST MONTH RENT FREE 3/2’s from $595/ month. Several homes available. 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 bed-

room 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 remod-

eled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE.

Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089.

Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum. 3bedroom/1bath fully furnished mobile homes for rent. $775/month & $675 security deposit. 361-582-6593 or 361-798-0816. -------------------------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.

2006 Solitaire. To be moved. Reduced to $38,500. Shiner. will pay moving costs. For more information, 361-772-2453. -------------------------Fleetwood, Clayton and Tierra Verde Homes. Starting as low as $33,900. Delivered with A/C connected, 3/2. See if we have a program that fits your budget. Fayette Country Homes, 800-369-6888. Open till 6 p.m., 7 days a week. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Tell us about your Trade. We purchase used homes. Fayette Country Homes, Schulenburg, 800369-6888. Open Sundays 1-6.(RBI 32896). -------------------------Shop in Comfort. Models have A/C. NEW floor plan, 32x60, large guest bedrooms, over sized pantry, huge utility room. Lots of Extras. 979-743-6192, Fayette Country Homes, (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. -------------------------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,

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HOUSE FOR RENT: Must see!!! Charming 2BD/1BA remodeled house located in country setting at7102 FM 2091 North (Gonzales, Texas); Approx. 10 miles from Gonzales. Spacious yard, shade trees, stove/microwave, glass-tiled backsplash, new laminate wood floors. Call (830) 672-3771 or (512) 938-9131. -------------------------River cottage on Lake Gonzales off 90A W. of Gonzales. $500/+ deposit and elect. Stove, Frig. One large room and porch. Bob at 830203-9790. -------------------------ATTENTION OILFIELDERS 4/3, 2 Living areas around Waelder Area. $800/deposit, $1,300/month. Big yard, front & back. 830-399-5313.(0530-13) -------------------------Brand new large 2/2 upscale duplex for rent in Gonzales, includes all kitchen appliances, 1 car attached garage. No smoking, No pets. $35 application fee, $1,200 per month, $1,200 Security Deposit. Contact Monica with RE/MAX Professional Realty,

2004 Nissan Altima, 3.5, 6 cyl, AC, Auto trans., power, cruise, gray metallic w/gray interior. One owner. $6,500. 830540-3382. -------------------------2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings Diesel Quad Cab with 5th wheel hitch, automatic, air, cruise & electric windows & tow pkg. Runs good. Body good - no wrecks. $5,500 or best offer. 210-218-3796 or 830-540-3602. -------------------------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. $50 total. 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. -------------------------2006 Chevrolet Impala for sale. 4-door, V6 engine, a little over 17,000 miles. Silver. One owner. Asking $13,000. 830672-3147. -------------------------1988 Saab 900 Turbo Coup Convertible. Top work but rebuilt clutch. Good buy. $800. 830-857-5927. -------------------------1972 Chevy Half Ton Pickup. Rebuilt drive train except rear end. All original. 29K Engine, 50K Transmission. 3/4 rear springs. $1K. 830-857-5927. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing

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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.

5x5 round bales for sale. First cutting, net wrapped, fertilized with poultry litter. Waelder area. 830-857-5446. -------------------------96 Round Hay Bales in field pen. Take all for $60/bale. 5404359 or 540-4301.



For Sale: Farmall 504. $3,000. Work, 361-596-4911; Home, 361-5967494. -------------------------Caterpillar D6C Bulldozer. Must sell due to health. Good condition. Everything works. $16,000 OBO or above $15,000. 830-857-4997. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927.



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Piano small upright. Excellent condition. $500. Shiner, 361594-2318. -------------------------Southwestern Kingsize bed w/complete boxsprings & mattresses. Good condition, washer/ dryer, never been used, Whirlpool, High table, ceramic, w/4 chairs. Loveseat, leather, brown, 3 tv’s, 19”, 25” and 32”, color, white microwave cart with 2 drawers on bottom, recliner, leather, new conventional toaster, broiler. 830-2038977, text or call. -------------------------3” latex mattress topper. Queen size. Like new, paid

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

For 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. -------------------------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 -

One bedroom, one bath furnished apartment. $800 and two bedroom, two bath, $1,200. Short term ok. Gym, wahser/dryer, internet, all bills paid in Seguin. Call Keith, 512-757-0280. -------------------------60 hotel rooms for rent in Seguin. Laundry and meal plans available. Call Keith, 512-7570280. -------------------------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.

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.

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)

$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.


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.

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. -------------------------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.

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.

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

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. -------------------------5.5 Acres for Lease/ Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Luling. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call Peyton, 512-9485306; David, 713252-1130. -------------------------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)

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.

Angus Bull for sale. Registered JBarB. 3 1/2 yr.old herd bull. $2,975. 361-7986250. -------------------------Bulls for Sale. Black Angus and Black Limousin. Breeding ages. Gentle. Delivery available. 979263-5829. -------------------------19 2 year old Brangus Heifers with calves. $1,500 for pair. Call 830-5821007. -------------------------FOR SALE: Purebred Charolais bulls and heifers, seven months old. 830857-4067. -------------------------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: Beautiful Bay Mare ( brood mare) 14 yrs. Excellent bloodline (Three Bars & Leo). All offers considered. Pics available upon request: amazin_grace454@ Ph: #. 830-560-0238. -------------------------Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147.

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. -------------------------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.

10 foot by 10 foot office space. Nixon, TX. 830-857-6921. -------------------------Office Space for rent - $650.00 includes water and electricity. No long term contract. Contact Kim at Gonzales Storage Units (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.



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Sitting at night taking care of elderly in their home. References, transportation. Call 361212-8731. -------------------------Need personal service? Will clean oilfield campers, homes and apartments. Also offer 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, RV SITES give me a call (830) FOR RENT 203-0716. References. Available. Belmont RV Park -------------------------House cleaning Estates services available. Summer Specials Reasonable rates. Gonzales RV-SITES Servicing and surrounding Large lots, areas. References Laundry on-site available. Call Barbara at 979-777$260/mo. + 8710 or email barutilities, Free Wi-Fi, Pool. barajp30@hotmail. com. Call 830-424-3600 -------------------------In Home Appliance

2 RV spaces in town. $295/mo., 1 Mobile home space for rent, $175/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955. -------------------------RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921.

Travel Trailer. EVERYTHING furnished. TV. 183 N. $600/per month. Call 830-875-3028. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent.

For Sale or Trade: 27’ Sailboat, Beam 8’, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff.

Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently buying pre-owned Harleys. Looking to sell youR Harley? Call Jon Camareno at 830-624-2473.

Over 100 yrs. old, 1470 sq. ft. story and 1/2 house. Brand new tin roof, to be torn down or moved. 540-4263. -------------------------Beautiful cabin on 5 acres of land in mountain of Colorado, fully furnished, surrounded by pines and aspen. Plenty of wildlife. $225,000. 719-8362611.
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Individual would like to buy a 3/2, minimum of 2,000 sq. ft or more house in Gonzales area. Possibly in country. Someone interested in owner financing w/ substantial down payment. 830203-8492. -------------------------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. -------------------------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 830-4019763 after 6 p.m. $65,000.00. Needs minor repairs. Good starter home. -------------------------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.

WANTED: A piece of property to buy to move my small house on within 20 miles of Gonzales. Call 210-8632899, leave message. -------------------------75 Acres Gillispie Co. 10 Min. N. of Fredericksburg. Hwy. Frontage, Hunting, Investment or Retirement. $7,500 acre. -------------------------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.

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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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vTHOMPSONVILLE 5641 Hwy. 90, 2 bedroom, 3 bath, interior recently painted, tile floors,PENDING includes washer/dryer, refrigerator on 2 accres......REDUCED..............................................................$114,900 vGONZALES 3/2, new construction, 707 St. Francis......GREATLY REDUCED..............................................................................$199,900 vGONZALES COUNTY - C.R. 418, 4 1/2 miles S.E. of Waelder, 25.1 acres, good hunting, open w/nice trees, electric, septic, water well needs repair, sandy loam, stock tank. Great for horses. PENDING Metal barn appx. 30’x50’, old mobile home (no assigned value.) No minerals........................................................$119,225 vN.E. GONZALES COUNTY- Best little hunting place in TX! Deer, hog, dove, some turkey. 46.892 wooded acres. Secluded, large ranches surround property. My 9 year old granddaughter shot her first buck last year, 8 pointer! No minerals or water rights convey. Owner/Agent..REDUCED....$5,500/acre. v25.936 acres, Henry Bymer 1/3 League, close to I10, electric nearby, CONTRACT PENDING sandy loam, fronts CR420...................................................$98,800 vTHOMPSONVILLE - 33 acres, 2 stock tanks, 1 water well, 4 bedrooms/2 1/2 baths, much more................$395,000 vFLATONIA- 2 lots (one corner) 100x125............$11,000 for both vGONZALES - 820 Oil Patch Lane, 2.25 acres (+/-), raw land with 3 sides metal equipment shed. Utilities are available at front of property, zoned heavy commercial....................................................................$125,000 vGONZALES For Lease: 10 to 20 acres, about 5 miles south of Gonzales, just off Hwy. 183. vONE BEDROOM COTTAGE IN THE COUNTRY. $500/mo, $1,000 security deposit, outside pets only (no cats inside!). CR 420, Gonzales County.



Lots for Lease. Conveniently located behind WHS (Waelder High School). For information call 512299-1627.




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4 1/2 acres fronting US 183 just north of Gonzales. Barns, pens, water available. $269,500. Will divide - one acre minimum, at $65,000/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 67 acres. NW Goliad. Doublewide. 3/2 with covered porches. Good barn. John Deere tractor w/implement. Mostly Mesquite. $275,000. 68 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay field. Pens, well. Cross-fenced. $5,300/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 57 Acres just north of I-10 Near Waelder. Brush, oaks, hay fields, 2 tanks, 3/2 home, barn w/electricity, apartment. Equipment. Part minerals. $275,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres. NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre.






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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Benefit organized for Shiner woman
On March 29, 2013, Ali Beal of Shiner learned she was facing stage three localized Ewing’s Sarcoma of the cervical spine. While the diagnosis was heartbreaking, Ali and her family were so thankful to finally find the cause of the pain that had been troubling her for several months. Her next stop was Texas’ renowned M.D. Anderson Hospital where she met an incredible team of top sarcoma specialists, including Dr. Robert Benjamin. The plan of attack involved immediately starting a massive cocktail of chemotherapy, which will eventually lead to surgery and radiation. To quote Dr. Benjamin, “This is going to be a hellacious year, but we have every expectation that Ali wil live a long and healthy life.” In the Shiner fashion and spirit, we want to help Ali and her precious family. Ali has devotedly shown passion for Shiner by participating in numerous Rotary activities, encapsulating the Shiner High spirit as an awesome mascot, the Comanche, and by showing her true love of being a devoted mother, wife, sister, and daughter and friend to many. On Saturday, July 20, we will help Ali and her family defray the costs of her mounting medical costs with a benefit called “Rally for Ali.” The day-long event will take place at the Shiner KC Park and will begin with a 5K Run and Fun Run. Signup is at 7:30 and the start time for the run is 8:00 a.m. When runners or walkers are finished, the Shiner cheerleaders and families will host a bake sale to satisfy any sweet tooth. Breakfast tacos will also be available for sale to round out the morning activities. The afternoon will begin with a washer tournament. Sign-up for this event will begin at 2:30 and the washer throwin’ will commence at 3:00 p.m. Fun for the young and young-at-heart will be found in the form of chicken bingo. Members of Shiner Lion’s Club will be asking you for a monetary donation to ensure your spot, and if the chicken does “its business” on your name, you’re a winner! While the washers are flying and the chickens are busy, barbeque cookers will make sure no one goes hungry. A dine in or plates to go meal will be served from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and will consist of a pork steak and the trimmings. Advance tickets for the meal can be found at various businesses in town or by calling Tony Machacek

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at 361-772-7179. While the outside festivities are occurring, Texas Thunder and Chris Rybak will supply music and the KC members will make sure you are hydrated in the Biergarten. Wear your dancing boots for the evening because a special line up is waiting for you in the hall. A $10.00 wristband will be all that is needed to listen to some of the best musical talent in the area. Starting the line-up is Kendra Krupala and Charlie Bock at 6:00 p.m. Our beloved Los Kolaches take the stage at 7:15. At 8:30 p.m., Damon Billimek and Jade Patek will take the stage. Headlining for the evening

is Texas music star, Mark McKinney. While being entertained with awesome music, winners of the raffle drawing, a 52-card draw, and a spirit wagon will be announced. Prizes such as an AR-15 .223, more guns, and other lovely prizes will be awarded. These raffles are available now at local businesses or by calling Laura Kremling at 361-772-5385. Please join Ali and her family on this day that is truly about what Shiner represents-family fun, food, and dancing. Ali and her loved ones feel blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to make a stand and fight against this cancer.

Mr. and Mrs. Harris celebrate 50 years
Long-time Gonzales residents Herman E. and Sue Harris recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 2, 2013, with a special dinner with children and grandchildren held at Kloesel’s Steakhouse in Moulton. After meeting at a local dance in 1960, the couple married on June 2, 1963, at the Flatonia Methodist Church. They made their home in Gonzales in February 1966. The couple has three daughters – Donna Urbanovsky of Caldwell, Texas; Kathy Harris of Indian Hills, Colorado; and Hope Mills of Gonzales – and five grandchildren. Herman served in the U.S. Army and taught for 32 years in local public schools and Sue operated the popular Sue’s Sound Shop in Gonzales from 1976 to 1991. Farming and ranching has also been a large part of their lives for more than 50 years, as well. Herman and Sue continue to enjoy gardening, and Herman currently works as the Gonzales County Veterans Service Officer.

Herman and Sue Harris

Catholic Daughters News
Fr. Pete Roebucks Catholic Daughters Court 2140 met June 25th at St. James Parish Hall. A delicious meal of salads made by members was enjoyed after the Blessing led by Regent Suzanne Benes. The meeting began with a prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by members. During the meeting, the Pro-Life Prayer and the prayer for the Armed Service were said. A thank you Letter from Fr. Paul Raaz was read. Dylan Gomez, Ty Tinsley and Keeton Smith thank you notes were read for the 2013 CDA Scholarships which were presented to them on May 23rd. The Court presently has 89 members. Kennon Brunkhoefer reported that one funeral meal was served and the monthly birthday party was held at The Texan. Cakes were given by Patsy Darilek and Patty Technik. Bingo was well attended at The Heights. The Vacation Bible School meal was served to 140 by the Court on June 20th. Members helping were Debbie Aleman, Bonnie San Miguel, Carrie Tinsley, Shirley Hodges and Elisa Molina. The Court had flowers honoring the Blessed Mother were at the altar on the third Sunday. Patsy Darilek led the Rosary on June 16th. The Colby Brown Golf Tournament was on June 15th with 26 teams of four participating. Sponsors and volunteers were thanked. Scholarships from funds of this event are presented to GHS Seniors. The Court donated $300. At the April meeting, Bonnie San Miguel showed pictures from the State Convention. The theme of this was “Come Be My Light.” There will not be a meeting in July. The next meeting will be a salad supper on Aug. 20th. Shirley Hodges will lead the prayer. Shirley Hodges won the door prize. CDA is collecting drink tabs for Ronald McDonald House and ask that tabs be given to any member.

U T Professor Emeritus, Dr. James Ayres, seen here working with local youth in Windedale last April, brings the Camp Shakespeare opening performance next Thursday, July 11at 3:30. The players will present scenes from Hamlet. Admission is $5 for adults, students are free, and contributions are welcome.

Come and Take It Toastmasters
The Come and Take It! Toastmasters met Wednesday, July 5, in the Gonzales County Farm Bureau Community Room. Shari Johnson presented her third speech in her quest to complete the ten speeches to become a Competent Communicator. Guests at the meeting included Mary Pat Johnsons of the Faith Toastmasters in Victoria as well as Justin Johnson of Gonzales. At the June 19 meeting, guest Toastmaster Humberto Vela of San Antonio presented a light-hearted speech entitled “Crazy” during which he recalled some of his experiences in coaching women’s volleyball. Barbara Hendershot chose “increadible” as the word of the day. G.K. Willmann was the Table Topics Master and encouraged speaking practice using everyday questions focused on activities relating to the month of June. Instead of the regular monthly meeting schedule on the first and third Wedensday of the month, in July the Come and Take It! Toastmasters will meet only on Wednesday, July 10 at noon in the Gonzales County Farm Bureau Community Room, 1731 Seydler St. in Gonzales. Visitors are welcome. To learn more about Toastmasters go online to or contact any Toastmaster.

The Waelder Lion & Leo Clubs will present a 4th of July Big Bang Fireworks Show at the Waelder Lions’ Park soccer field. Members of the Waelder Volunteer Fire

Waelder fireworks show set
Department will serve as pyrotechnicians. A drawing will also be held with a first prize of $300. Second prize is $100, third is $75, fourth is $50 and fifth place is $25. Winners will be announced during the fireworks intermission. Tickets for the drawing are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets are available from any Waelder Lions Club or Leo Club members.

Gonzales Co. Retired Teachers
The Gonzales County Retired Teachers Association met in May at Café on the Square. Following the meal, Shirley Goss, the Wesley Nurse, presented an interesting program about the ministry program which is designed to serve in this southern area. It is faith based on improving mind, body and spirit. Sixteen million steps/miles were reported to TRTA. Carol DuBose reminded members to keep volunteer service project hours for next year. Appreciation Awards from TRTA were presented to Ann Laster, Cheryl Meadows, Marian Hayes, Connie Kridler and Pat Cochran. Our Local Unit received an Outstanding Achievement Award for Member Retention. Cheryl Meadows won the door prize of “dues paid for 2013-2014”. Pat Cochran and Connie Kridler attended an area meeting for officers and minichairmen in San Marcos on May 21st.


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Seniors who are bilingual and have spoken two or more languages since their youth may have cognitive advantages over adults who have only spoken one language their entire lives. A new study headed by Brian Gold, a neuroscientist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, which was published in the journal, Neuroscience, found that bilingualism leads to heightened mental skills. In the study, participants were divided into three groups: bilingual seniors, monolingual seniors and younger adults. Each group was instructed to sort colors and shapes in a series of simple cognitive exercises. The researchers used a brain imaging technique to compare how well the subjects switched between mental tasks. The results indicated there were different patterns of brain activity among the groups when the tasks were being completed. The patterns showed that bilingual seniors were able to switch between tasks and activate their brains in a manner closer to the younger subjects. They didn’t have to expend much effort, and they out-performed their peers who were monolingual. The researchers surmised the bilingual seniors were using their brains more efficiently. Other studies have shown bilingualism pays even more dividends, including improved cognitive function Seniors who have been bilingual since childhood have cognitive advan- in those suffering from Alzheimer’s tages over those who only speak one language. disease. A study titled, “Lifelong Bilin-

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Treat sleeplessness with vitamins and supplements
Millions of people around the world battle insomnia. Sleeplessness may be a byproduct of different conditions, and treatment may depend on the underlying cause of the insomnia. Many people find using all-natural supplement therapy is enough to ward off sleeplessness. Insomnia is more prevalent among elderly individuals and women. Elderly people are more likely than younger ones to have medical conditions that may cause pain at night or to take medication that can interfere with a good night’s rest. Some research suggests that men lose about 80 percent of their deep sleep between the ages of 16 and 50. For women, hormonal events often trigger sleeplessness. These can include menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Individuals who are over the age of 50 may be more prone to anxiety, grief and depression which can cause sleeplessness. Although there are many different medications, be it prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs, to alleviate symptoms of sleeplessness, some people prefer to not take these medications due to the risk of dependency or the side effects associated with them. Hypnotics, which include the brand name Ambien, have been linked to morning drowsiness and even temporary amnesia, where individuals walk mg of vitamin B6 daily can help in the production of serotonin and promote sleep. It is believed to work well for people who struggle to stay asleep through the night. * Vitamin B12 and vitamin B5 combination: Taking 25 milligrams of B12, especially when supplemented with vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), can be a successful sleeplessness remedy. Vitamin B12 deficiency is quite common and is a factor for many patients who suffer from insomnia, especially seniors. Vitamin B5 may also relieve stress. * 5-HTP: Serotonin is a key neurotransmitter involved in sleep and mood, and 5-HTP, or 5-hydroxytroptophan, is a precursor to serotonin. In several double-blind clinical studies, 5-HTP decreased the time required to get to sleep and to decrease the number of awakenings, according to HolisticOnline. It is recommended to take 100 to 300 mg, around 45 minutes before retiring for bed. * Melatonin: Although melatonin is the go-to supplement for sleeplessness because of its direct relationship with sleep onset and circadian rhythm in the body, some research indicates that melatonin supplementation may only be effective for those who are deficient in this hormone. However, it may be effective for the elderly person who naturally produces less melatonin as he or she ages. A report titled, “Melatonin in elderly patients with insomnia: A systematic review,” found

gualism Maintains Neural Efficiency for Cognitive Control in Aging,” found that even though seniors who spoke dual languages had more brain atrophy due to Alzheimer’s, they were still able to function better than individuals with lower levels of atrophy who spoke one language. Researchers believe that being bilingual strengthens the brain’s capacity for doing work, even if it is working at a deficit. The jury is still out as to whether learning a second language or moving to a foreign country as an adult can provide the same level of cognitive advantage as being bilingual from childhood. However, learning a new language can help keep the brain sharp. Many experts now believe learning a second language is no harder when you’re getting on in years than when you’re a child. There are different methods to learning a new language: * foreign language tapes * grammar/vocabulary books from a child’s foreign language class * a foreign language tutor * vocabulary index cards * moving to a foreign country and learning through immersion Bilingual seniors have distinct cognitive advantages over other people who are monolingual. Urging children to learn a new language or learning as an adult can have profound effects on mental abilities.

around, drive or even cook while under the medication and are unaware of what they are doing. Those who are looking for more natural approaches can use the following vitamins and minerals in conjunction with good sleep hygiene. * Calcium and magnesium combination: Calcium and magnesium have been shown to relax the central nervous system, helping the body drift into sleep. According to Dr. William Sears, calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleepinducing substance melatonin. It is important to note that a balanced ratio

of calcium to magnesium helps calcium work properly. It is recommended to take 500 mg of calcium and 250 mg of magnesium once per day, later in the evening. This can be done after dinner or a few hours before going to bed for best results. * Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It also helps with myelin formation. Those who are deficient in B6 find the peripheral nerves, skin, mucous membranes and the central nervous system can be affected. Taking 50

there is sufficient evidence that low doses of melatonin improve initial sleep quality in selected elderly insomniacs. Melatonin doses ranged from 0.5 mg to 6 mg, and most participants took a single dose 30 to 120 minutes before bedtime. However, larger, randomized controlled trials with less strict inclusion criteria are necessary to yield evidence of effectiveness in geriatric patients who suffer from insomnia before widespread use can be advocated. Sleeplessness is something that can cause anything from mere annoyance to a long-term health problem. Older adults who are more prone to insomnia can consider a number of natural remedies to help get a better night’s rest.

Area & Nation Wide Senior Programs Can Be Very Beneficial. Social Services Director, Patty Benton, at The Heights of Gonzales compiled a list of businesses and organizations she feels offers valuable services to senior citizens. Ms. Benton stressed the list is not all inclusive and that seniors should seek out other helpful services, area discounts offered to seniors, support groups, travel groups, etc in order to live a fun and healthy lifestyle in their silver years.

Helpful Numbers

Gonzales Memorial Hospital (830)672-7581 Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministries (GCAM) (830)672-5566 Social Security Office, Seguin (830)379-8802 Social Security/Medicare (800)772-1213 Food Stamp Program, Seguin (830)379-6525 Gonzales Senior Citizen Association (830)672-7014 Gonzales Senior Citizens Nutrition Site (830)672-2613 Elder Abuse Hotline (800)458-7214 Aged & Disabled Abuse (800)252-5400 Medicare Choices Helpline (800)633-4227 Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Hotline (800)447-8477 Children of Aging Parents (800)227-7294 American Society on Aging (415)974-9600 - Gonzales; 24 hour nursing care - Nursing home information

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Assemblies of God Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God 320 St. Andrew First Assembly of God 509 E. 3rd St. Nixon New Life Assembly of God Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales Baha’i Faith Baha’i Faith 621 St. George St. Gonzales Baptist Clark Baptist Church F.M. 794, Gonzales County Baptist Church Hwy. 87 Smiley Eastside Baptist Church Seydler Street, Gonzales Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959 First Baptist Church 422 St. Paul, Gonzales First Baptist Church 403 N Texas Nixon First Baptist Church Hwy 108 N Smiley

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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Star Spangled Spectacular Fun
Bean & BBQ Cook Off - Beginning 7 a.m. 2:30 - Watermelon Eating Contest (Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 & 60 & Up); 3:30 - Things My Mama Told Me (Ages 12 & under); Things My Daddy Says (Ages 13-18); 4:30 - Women’s Tug-A-War- Team of 6; 5:30 - Men’s Bikini Contest All sponsored by The Gonzales Cannon Newspaper

The Toman Brothers 2:30

The Meyer Anderson Band 6:00

Largest Fireworks Around! Don’t Miss Out On the fun! Fireworks 10 p.m.
Food Vendors; Arts & Crafts Train Rides, Moon Bounces VFW - Drinks • ***NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED!!!!! Bring Your Lawn Chairs • Fun time for the whole family!!!! • Games for Children!!!!!

Sponsored by the Men & Women of Gonzales VFW & The Elks. Enter the contest of 3 boys & 3 girls bikes to be given away)

Children’s Decorated Bike Parade & Contest 5 p.m. on Confederate Square.

Thank You To The following Sponsors
Shelly Stamport & Terry Jurek

DuBose Insurance Agency

• Bluebonnet Electric Coop. • St. Joseph Food Mart • L&M Onsite Catering • Peterek & Associates • No Limit Accessories • Yours & Mine Salon • 4L RV Ranch • West Motors • Tyson Foods •The Heights of Gonzales • JM Oil Field Services • McLeroy Land Group • Howard’s of Shiner • Best Western • A-Line Auto• Mr. Taco

Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union

Lindemann Fertilizer Service

Holiday Finance

“Welding with an Attitude”


For more information on event or vendor application contact Barbara Friedrich, Main Street Director @ Gonzales City Hall, 830-672-2815. Information on July 4th BBQ & Bean Cook-off, contact Dorothy Gast @ 830-672-7100 or 254-931-5712.

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The June finale to the Main Street Summer Concert series was a hot one — and it was pretty warm, too. Tejano legend Shelly Lares thoroughly wowed the crowd at Confederate Square, but no more so than Gonzales’ No.1 Shelly Lares fan, Sean Zambrano (above center). Shelly’s music got everyone to dancing, and there was plenty more fun to go around, with games, Silly String and more. And if you got too over-heated by all the excitement, there was always an entrepeneur available to give you a quick cooling-off with a hand fan (bottom right).

Photos by Dave Mundy

Local acts will get chance to shine on stage in Shiner
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Kendra Kay Krupala

Damon Billimek

downtown Shiner at 10:30 a.m. The coveted washer tournament and pie auction titles will be up for grabs again this year. True to tradition, a spectacular fireworks display will begin as soon as the sun goes down on Saturday night. And of course, there will be plenty of Shiner Beer to go around! This year’s celebration will be held under the cool shade trees of Shiner’s GreenDickson Park, located on Avenue B one mile north of downtown Shiner. To see a complete schedule of events, visit: For more information, contact the Shiner Chamber of Commerce at 361-798-6463 or send email to

SHINER — A trio of locally-based acts will precede the featured Trevor Cole Band to the stage for the Half-Moon Holidays on Saturday. Saturday afternoon will showcase several popular local singer-songwriters beginning at 3 p.m. and will continue throughout the evening. Kendra Kay Krupala, Damon Billimek and Jade Patek, all familiar to acoustic fans around the area, will take over the main stage at Green-Dickson Park in the warmup for the featured act. Krupala is a College Station resident and has been featured at Troubador’s in Cuero and Home Sweet Shiner. Billimek is a Moulton native who’s played a number of venues throughout the region, including the River Road Ice House in New Braunfels. He was recently featured at Howard’s in the annual Shiner Summer Songwriters Showcase. Jade Patek is a solo artist increasingly in demand, and has played this spring at a number of New Braunfels venues. She’ll also be performing at the upcoming “Rally for Ali” benefit at the Shiner KC Park. The Trevor Cole Band will bring its Texas country sounds to the main stage starting at at 9:30 p.m. This family-friendly event will have many activities for all ages to enjoy. New for 2013, a Friday night Margarita and Salsa contest and a three-day carnival that will run from July 4 to 6. The good times will begin early on Saturday, starting with a 5K, 10K, and Kids’ K followed by the annual parade through

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The Reserve Champion melon was 57.3 pounds and was grown by Willie J. and Heraldean The Grand Champion melon was 65.9 pounds and was grown by J.D. Rice. It sold for$8,500. Watts. It sold for $3,000. Buyers included Luling Feed Store, Sage Capital Bank and Citizens State Bank. Buyers included North South Oil, Progress Drilling, Rice Melons and H.E.B.

C.J. and Karen Ingram grew a melon that weighed in at 51.8 pounds. It sold for $5,700 and Travis Robinson grew a melon that weighed in at 50.3 pounds. It sold for $3,500 and the buyers included Harding Pump and Supply, M&B Plumbing and Connie Opiela. buyer was North South Oil.

A 90-serving watermelon cake was auctioned off to benefit Luling High School’s Top Ten Scholarship. It sold for $4,650 and buyers included Brazos Valley Services and Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law & The Gunslingers. The auction was brilliantly conducted (left) by Donnie Richter, who cajoled the crowd into contributing over Joey Mikesh grew a melon that weighed in at 49.3 pounds. It sold for $2,500 and the $56,000. buyer was Luling Tire.

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Independence Day TPWD Director signs boating means game emergency mussels order wardens are watching
Cannon News Services It’s that time of year again: hot, muggy days, ice cold drinks, holidays, family vacations, reunions and recreational boating. Texas game wardens would like to take the opportunity to remind the public of a few important boating safety tips before they hitch up and head to the lake this weekend. Your vessel or PWC may have been wintering away in the garage for several months, but now that Independence Day draws near, it’s time to kick the tires, so to speak, and check the oil. Just as you took the time to properly winterize your vessel, take time to give it the “once-over” before going to the lake for the holiday. While marine patrols are almost always willing to give a helping hand to stranded boaters, towing vessels can be dangerous and time-consuming. By maintaining your vessel throughout the year, you are also freeing your state wardens to concentrate on their primary responsibilities: law enforcement and public safety. Take time before leaving your house to check your vessel for required safety equipment. The size of your vessel and the number of passengers you intend to carry determines your equipment requirements. leaving the ramp area. Game wardens will be performing random vessel stops to ensure equipment and Dan Waddell is a Texas Parks & Wildlife Service o p e r at i o nal game warden in Gonzales County. compliance. Check your Water Safety Please be Digest (blue pamphlet you courteous and cooperative receive bi-annually when with the wardens as they do you re-register your boat) their jobs. for specific equipment reIf you are stopped, you quirements or go to www. must comply with the ders of the marine officer Check your trailer for or otherwise be subject to registration, tire wear and arrest or further criminal proper inflation, properly prosecution. greased bearings, coupler, As in the past, wardens safety chains and lights. will aggressively enforce Make sure your vessel is all alcoholic beverage and securely attached to the narcotics laws, including trailer at the bow and stern boating while intoxicated. with tie-downs. If you operate a vessel on Be a courteous boater at public waterways in Texas, the ramp. Stop before you you are deemed to have reach the ramp and prepare given consent to sobriety your vessel for launch so testing. Any refusal to cothat when your turn comes, operate with law enforceyou can launch quickly and ment officers will result in move out of the way. An immediate arrest. extra person to assist with Lastly, Texas is now a launch works best. mandatory boater educaAt day’s end, recover your tion state. Check the Texas vessel quickly, and then Parks and Wildlife website move out of the ramp area to determine if you are to unload your boat and required to take a boater prep it for transport. Re- education class prior to member to check your boat operating a vessel on Texas and trailer for vegetation waters. and other live visitors that Texas game wardens may have attached them- wish you a safe and enjoyselves to your rig. Drain all able boating season. live wells and bilges before

The Great Outdoors
The Game Warden Dan Waddell
AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith has signed an emergency order adding the West Fork of the Trinity River including Lakes Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain, and Worth to the list of water bodies under special regulations intended to help control the spread of zebra mussels. Smith’s action comes following the discovery in mid-June that veligers or larvae of the destructive invasive species had been found in Lake Bridgeport, west of Bridgeport. Lakes Eagle Mountain and Worth are also included in this emergency order because they are downstream of Lake Bridgeport and zebra mussels readily migrate downstream. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in 2012 amended TPWD’s regulations to help ensure that boats operated on Lake Lavon, parts of the Red River including Lake Texoma, and parts of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River including Lakes Ray Robert and Lewisville are drained (including live wells and bilges) before they leave those water bodies. Taking this precaution is crucial in efforts to slow the spread of this species, since contaminated boats are one of the primary ways this happens. Draining water from boats prevents the spread of a microscopic form of the zebra mussel called a veliger, which is invisible to the naked eye. The emergency rule does create an exemption for persons to travel on a public roadway via the most direct route to another access point located on the same body of water without draining water from their boat. The emergency action would extend the applicability of the current regulation to all impounded and tributary waters of the West Fork of the Trinity River above the Lake Worth dam including Lakes Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain, and Worth. The zebra mussel is a small, non-native mussel originally found in Eurasia. It has spread throughout Europe, where it is considered to be a major environmental and industrial menace. The animal appeared in North America in the late 1980s and within 10 years had colonized all five Great Lakes and the Mississippi, Tennessee, Hudson, and Ohio River basins. Since then, they have spread to additional lakes and river systems, including some in North Texas. Zebra mussels live and feed in many different aquatic habitats, breed prolifically, and cannot be controlled by natural predators. Adult zebra mussels colonize all types of living and non-living surfaces including boats, water-intake pipes, buoys, docks, piers, plants, and slow moving animals such as native clams, crayfish, and turtles. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the potential economic impact of zebra mussels to be in the billions of dollars. Under authority granted by the Legislature, emergency rules can be adopted if the commission or the executive director finds that there is an immediate danger to a species authorized to be regulated by the department. This emergency rule will continue for no more than 120 days from the date this notice is filed with the Texas Register. TPWD will be preparing a non-emergency rule for consideration by the commission that would go into effect by the time the emergency rule expires. For more information on zebra mussels and how to clean, drain and dry a boat, visit

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The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports

Game Warden Field Notes
ing from a boat. When the wardens got closer to the boat, they saw a stringer of catfish in the water, and a couple of them seemed to be undersized. The fisherman said they normally fish on Lake Palestine, which has no minimum length on channel or blue catfish. The wardens informed them that the standard length is 12-inch minimum for channel and blue catfish on Cedar Creek. One citation was issued. BWI on Lake Austin Four Travis County game wardens were patrolling Lake Austin when they stopped a vessel for a water safety inspection. During the inspection, one of the wardens noticed that the operator showed signs of being intoxicated, so they instructed him to board the patrol boat. After leading the subject though a series of float tests, the wardens saw that the boat contained several empty beer cans. The operator was transported to the shore for a field sobriety test and then taken to the Travis County jail for boating while intoxicated. Alcohol and Water Don’t Really Mix A Sabine County game warden was on patrol on Sam Rayburn Reservoir when he saw a boat moving though a restricted area.

High Speed Internship A Mitchell County game warden and a Texas Parks and Wildlife summer intern were on patrol late one evening when they heard radio traffic about a subject in the neighboring county firing shots from his vehicle. Nolan County authorities attempted to pull the subject over, which resulted in a multi-agency pursuit. The subject drove into Mitchell County where the Department of Public Safety set up a spike strip; the game warden and intern were set up about 200 yards away from the spikes. The subject was then taken into custody. After the pursuit, authorities began a search for a pistol that was tossed out of the window by the subject; and found it two days later. Speeds during the pursuit ranged from 45 mph to 110 mph. The incident was a result of a family disturbance. Size Matters Game wardens from Freestone and Anderson County were patrolling Cedar Creek Lake in Henderson County for water safety and fishing violations when they saw four people fish-

The warden made contact with the vessel and conducted a water safety inspection. During the inspection, a strong odor of alcohol was coming from the operator. The operator refused onthe-water tests, but he did agree to go to the bank for a field sobriety test, which he failed. The subject was arrested for boating while intoxicated. Too Many Catfish Freestone and Anderson County game wardens were patrolling Cedar Creek Lake in Henderson County when they saw two people fishing on a boat. The wardens approached the vessel and asked how the fish were biting. One of the fisherman said, “Not too good, just a few chicken heads.” One of the wardens began to count and measure the catfish that were in the two coolers onboard and found that one of the coolers held 10 undersized catfish and that they were two fish over the 25-fish bag limit. The other cooler contained three undersized catfish and was 14 over the bag limit. Each individual was issued a citation for undersized catfish and for exceeding the bag limit. One subject also received a citation for no fishing license. The illegal fish were confiscated and donated.

BASTROP – Water clear; 79–83 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin crankbaits and spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and minnows. Yellow catfish are slow. CEDAR CREEK– Water clear; 76–81 degrees; 4.00’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around deeper docks and deep diving crankbaits on deeper brush piles. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are good on cut shad and trotlines. FAYETTE – Water stained. Black bass are fair on watermelon spinnerbaits early and late. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows and cut shad over baited holes. BUCHANAN – Water stained; 78–82 degrees; 28.68’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon JDC Skip–N–Pop topwaters and Texas rigged grape Scoundrel worms around stumps in 5–15 feet. Striped bass are fair on Zara Jr’s, Red Fins, and trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits near the dam. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on live bait and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines baited with goldfish and perch upriver. CANYON LAKE – Water clear; 76–80 degrees; 9.24’ low. Black bass are fair on

Texas Weekly Fishing Report
watermelon crankbaits, Pop R’s, and flukes upriver in 5–10 feet early. Striped bass are fair drifting live bait and trolling Gizz 4 and Shad Rap crankbaits on downriggers over 40’ humps. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are good on chartreuse plastic Crickets, root beer JDC grubs and craws, and watermelon red tubes along ledges in 10–20 feet. Crappie are fair on blue tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 10–15 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are very good on juglines and trotlines upriver. GRANGER – Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.27’ low. Black bass are slow. White bass are fair on chartreuse spinnerbaits and Rat–L–Traps. Crappie are good on minnows and blue/ black tube jigs in 6–12 feet. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with cut bait and Zote soap. Yellow catfish are fair on live perch. LBJ – Water stained; 78– 82 degrees; 0.27’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored topwaters, black/blue jigs, and weightless pumpkinseed Whacky Sticks in 5–10 feet. White bass are fair on pet spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows and white Curb’s crappie jigs over brush piles in 12–14 feet. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch. TRAVIS – Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 53.68’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastics and

chartreuse topwaters in 5–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on fresh cut bait and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow. WALTER E. LONG – Water lightly stained. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and chartreuse spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are slow. PORT O’CONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell near Pass Cavallo. Trout and redfish are fair at the mouths of the back lakes on the outgoing tide. ROCKPORT – Trout are fair in the guts and channels on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair on the Estes Flats on mullet. PORT ARANSAS – Trout, redfish and sheepshead are fair at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Trout are fair for waders working sand and grass on croakers. Offshore is good for red snapper, kingfish and ling. CHOKE CANYON – Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 20.49’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon deep running crankbaits, Rat– L–Traps, and spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and blue tube jigs. Drum are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You don’t need to hide behind a mask, Aries. Let your true feelings be shown and you will gain more respect for having done so. If you meet resistance, try again. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Don’t worry about a missed opportunity this week, Taurus. You will get a second chance and make the most of that well-deserved opportunity. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you will need to find ways to sure up a plan of action before you can start to move forward. You may want to seek advice from Pisces. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, keep trying even if you feel as though your ef-

forts are getting you nowhere. Eventually you will make a breakthrough, and all that hard work will pay off. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take care of a few things early in the week and then enjoy some much-needed and well-deserved rest and relaxation. Put travel at the top of your to-do list. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may experience a scare, but it will be shortlived and you will recover quickly. The rest of the week may prove uneventful, but do your best to stay busy. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you may be secondguessing an earlier decision that you now find isn’t working out exactly as you had hoped. It is not too late to take a different path. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, spend some quality time at home if you have been away for awhile. Time spent

with your loved ones will reinvigorate you and put some hop back in your step. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/ Dec 21 Sagittarius, step out of the shadows for a bit this week to get the praise and recognition you deserve. There’s no shame in accepting the gratitude of others. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, your focus on the future may be making it difficult for you to see what is right in front of you. Take stock of your immediate future and you’ll be glad you did. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, expect to tackle many things on your to-do list this week. While you are feeling motivated, keep going. You may accomplish a lot

more. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, sometimes you will have to make sacrifices, and this week you may find yourself putting others first. You thrive at being selfless. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JUNE 30 Mike Tyson, Boxer (47) JULY 1 Debbie Harry, Singer (68) JULY 2 Wendy Schaal, Actress (59) JULY 3 Tom Cruise, Actor (51) JULY 4 Mike Sorrentino, Reality Star (31) JULY 5 Edie Falco, Actress (50) JULY 6 Kate Nash, Singer (26)

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It was French Enlightenment writer Voltaire who made the following sage observation: “Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” • If Niagara Falls emptied into the Grand Canyon, the giant chasm would be filled within 6 months. • Next time you’re rolling the dice, pick up a die and take a closer look. The opposite sides of each gaming cube always add up to 7. • You might think of Uncle Sam as a fictional character,

but he’s actually based in fact. The original Uncle Sam was one Samuel Wilson, born in Massachusetts in 1766. When he was 14 years old, he joined the army to fight in the American Revolution. Once the war was over, he moved to Troy, N.Y., started working in the meat-packing industry, and became known locally as “Uncle Sam” due to his jovial manner and ethical business practices. During the War of 1812, Sam won a contract to provide meat to troops stationed nearby. To keep track of which crates of meat were destined for the troops, he stamped “U.S.” on them, even though

that abbreviation for United States was not yet in common use. When his packing plant was inspected in October of 1812, a government inspector asked a nearby worker what “U.S.” stood for. Unsure of the abbreviation himself, the worker replied that it must stand for the name of the owner, Uncle Sam. Though the answer was in error, it took hold, and soldiers soon began calling military rations “bounty of Uncle Sam.” • If you remember the early-1960s TV series “Route 66,” you might be surprised to learn that the show was actually shot in Florida and Oregon, nowhere near the fabled highway. *** Thought for the Day: “Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” -H.G. Wells (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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