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Pictures and fun from last weekend’s HalfMoon Holiday in Shiner! See Page B10

Grand opening held for Gonzales’ newest hotel. See Page A7.

A weekend fire in Waelder lit up the night and destroyed a former business in the town. See Page A11.

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takes a twist
The case of a Gonzales woman took a dramatic turn when it was rescheduled for trial Tuesday morning in 25th District Court in Gonzales. Belinda Walker, 50, had pleaded guilty to theft of property in January as part of an agreement with the State where she would receive five years of deferred adjudication, spend 30 days in the county jail, pay restitution cost of $60,000 and a fine of $1,000. Judge Bill Old rejected that deal in May, which caused Walker to change her plea to not guilty and assert her right to a jury trial. The court has scheduled that trial to begin on October 14. A Gonzales County Grand Jury issued 13 separate indictments of theft of property by a public servant of at least $1,500 but not more than $20,000 last year against Walker, a former Gonzales Parks & Recreation Department employee. According to court documents, Walker committed these offenses between February of 2009 and June of 2011. Also appearing on Tuesday’s docket was the case DOCKET, Page A9


Paddling trails officially open
Patek worked with TPW and GBRA to establish two different trails — a 2.6-mile Independence Trail and an 11-mile-long Come and Take It Trail. “This has been a long time coming,” said Gonzales Mayor Bobby Logan, who as a city councilman approved the paddling trail idea some five years ago. The trail was reported to be “progressing” at several TRAIL, Page A9

Is the third time a charm?

This year’s Gonzales Main Street Star-Spangled Spectacular lived up to its billing, with the show by Mr. B Fireworks out of Schulenburg lighting up the night sky July 4. For a recap of this year’s events, see Pages A2, A3 and A14. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

After five years of waiting for its first paddling trail, Gonzales now has two. Officials with the city, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. and the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority on Wednesday unveiled the information kiosk and launched the city’s longawaited paddling trail for canoes and kayaks. In the process of finalizing the development, city Parks & Recreation Director Tim

Gonzales has been a great place to live for Zach Miles, but it’s been hell on his career. Of course, his career field is a little different than most people’s, too. He rides bulls for a living. “That first year, I’d tore my wrist up right before the high-school state finals, then last year I tore my PCL in January and busted my foot in March, I wasn’t fully healed yet when I came out here,” said Miles, who took two shots at the title in last year’s Gonzales PBR event. In the short go-round, he got bucked off and stepped on, dislocating his hip. “They say the third time’s the charm, though,” the wiry youngster notes. “When I’m hitting, I’m hitting good. It’s just a matter of consistency.” Miles’ optimism is well-

founded: he’s fresh off a second-place finish in last week’s Giddings PBR event, and has had a run of in-the-money finishes this spring, including wins in open bull riding in Marion, Jourdanton, Hunt and Wimberley. “That bull and I have some chemistry,” he noted of a bull by the name of “Slim Lizzy” he rode to a score of 86 a week ago. “I’ve gone out on him four times and rode him four times, been in the money three of those. I think I’ve got his number.” While Miles has been a hard-core bull rider since his early teens, he’s making Gonzales’ Zach Miles rides “Slim Lizzy” to a second-place finish at last weekend’s PBR, Page A9 PBR event in Giddings. (PBR Photo courtesy Kierce Photography)

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Nixon approves minor curfew
5:30 a.m. A daytime curfew will also be in effect from 9 a.m.-2 :30 p.m. on school days. The curfew is meant to fight against truancy and delinquency, and also to promote public safety for school-age youth and children, according to city officials. “It’s similar to the one they have in Gonzales,” said City Administrator George Blanch about the curfew ordinance. “Now we have one for the reasons of keeping kids in school and off the street.” Also approved at the meeting, an amended RV ordinance now states

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NIXON — At the July 8 regular meeting, the Nixon City Council approved a new ordinance regarding a curfew for school-age minors, and also amended an ordinance pertaining to recreational vehicles (RV) within the city. Alfredo Romanos was the winner of the Senior WaThe council approved a curfew termelon Eating Contest. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart) ordinance that states that minors 16 and under are not be out in public from the hours of 12 a.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday from 1 a.m. to

Waelder celebrates the Fourth
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that an occupied RV can be beside or behind an occupied home for up to a maximum of six months. The city will be allowed to charge any occupied RV that is parked beside a house at least the base rate for utilities. “If they have a lot, then the RV will be allowed to stay there, but if they are parked beside or behind a house, then they can only stay there up to six months,” explained Blanch. After six months of an occupied RV being parked at a residence, the RV must be removed and relocated to a proper RV park/lot, city officials say.

WAELDER — The sky in Waelder was bright and sparkling on the night of July 4. The City Park was the scene of the 30th Annual Big Bang Fireworks Celebration sponsored by the Waelder Lions and Leo Club. This Independence Day Nicole Washicek was the winner of the Ages 10-13 Division of the Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest. (Photo thriller began with a welcome from Mayor Harris folby Cedric Iglehart) lowed by the Lord’s Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and the Star-Spangled Banner. The Colors were presented by Mercedes Noyola hoisted above a brightly colored four wheeler as she circled the field. The night air was filled with the aroma of the concessions, grilled burgers, hot dogs and other food items as well as snow cones, soft drinks and water as relief from the heat. As the sun sat, the first half of the show wowed the crowd with Big Bangs and Sparkles. During the half Dominick Perez was the winner of the Ages 5-9 Division of the Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

Pictured are the members of the Waelder Lions Club presenting the grand prize drawing winner Ken Mosher with a check for $300. time the Lions presented the winners of the raffle drawing from the newly crafted and vividly painted hopper, with the grand prize of $300 going to Ken Mosher. Other prices of 100, 75, 50 and 25 dollars went to other lucky supporters of the Lions raffle. After this intermission, the second half of the fireworks thrilled the audience with even bigger bangs than in the first half. A special thanks to the Waelder Fire Department for setting up and setting off the fireworks, ensuring safety for all. Also thanks to our corporate sponsors J-Bar-B Foods, Cal-Maine Farms, HEB of Gonzales and Johnson Oil Company (Tiger Tote) for their donations to make the Big Bang really BIG.

Benefit set to aid Myra Lampley
SHINER – A benefit will be held to help defray cost of cancer treatments for Myra Lampley, publisher of the Shiner Gazette newspaper. The event will include a meal consisting of BBQ chicken and sausage, giblet rice, green beans, bread and dessert. Plates are available for $8 each and they will be served for dinein or to go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place on Sunday, July 14 at the Kaspar Pavilion in Shiner. Other activities will include a silent auction, bake sale and prize drawings. A $20 donation is asked for tickets to the drawing and only 2,000 tickets will be sold. Prizes for the drawing include: • A three-person, half-day bay fishing trip (value $500) • Savage Axis XP 30-06 with Axis Camo Stock & 3-9x42 scope ($475) • Stevens Model 200, 22-250 Remington rifle ($420) • Rossi Stainless BZT Tuffy .410 single shot shotgun ($211) • Savage Model 64 .22 CR with 4x15 scope ($185) • Custom built 4x8 deer blind ($800) • Four-person dove hunt in Caldwell County North Zone • 1st Weekend Spring Turkey Hunt in Caldwell County for two people • 2nd Weekend Spring Turkey Hunt in Caldwell County for two people • 1st Weekend Spring Turkey Hunt in Gonzales County for two people • 2nd Weekend Spring Turkey Hunt in Gonzales County for two people • 65-qt. Yeti Cooler ($325) • 10-gallon Jobsmart Air Compressor ($200) • Primos “The Escape” Matrix Camo Ground Blind ($129.99) • Forevercast 50# ATV/Tailgate Feeder ($100) • $100 Academy gift card

• Three $100 VISA gift cards • $100 Walmart gift card • 5-liter Ivermectin Pour-On Cattle Wormer ($55) • $50 VISA gift card • $50 gift certificate to Bea’s in Shiner • $50 gift certificate to Jaeger’s John Deere in Shiner • $50 gift certificate to Howard’s in Shiner • $50 gift certificate to Patek’s Grocery in Shiner • $50 Dairy Queen gift card • $25 gift certificate to The Raintree in Shiner • $15 gift certificate to Sandwiches & Subs in Shiner Monetary donations may be sent to Lone Star Bank, P.O. Box 1549, Shiner, TX 77984. Make payable to Myra Lampley Medical Expense Account. For more information, call 830857-0218.

The Gonzales VFW Post and Gonzales Elks Lodge Teamed up again this year to host a drawing for six bikes given away during the Star-Spangled Spectacular. Winners included Dylan Rodriguez (above left), Jasmine Maddox (above center), Jaiden Salas (above right), Michael Meeh (bottom center) and Zoe Espitza (far right). Not pictured is the girls 5-8 winner Tenley Matias.

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The fourth annual Gonzales Main Street StarSpangled Spectacular was a day of great music from the Toman Brothers (left) and the Meyer-Anderson Band (above right), as well as a decorated bike parade, cookoff, games and more. Savannah Heximer (right) began the day in patriotic fashion by singing the National Anthem, while everyone got in on the patriotic fun (below).

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Fact: our forefathers would be shooting by now
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. “ — Ben Franklin I wonder if perhaps we haven’t gotten too complacent as a society. What would our predecessors think? Americans of this day and age are marching willingly into slavery. We’ll wait ‘til the next election. We’ll challenge it in court. We’ll attend seminars. But let’s be honest: our forefathers would be shooting by now. Our federal government has openly admitted its agents spy on every telephone call we make and every internet communication we send in order to “prevent terrorism” — but steadfastly refuses to direct those spy techniques specifically at those people most likely to actually BE terrorists. Federal agents molest babies and grandmothers at airports, but aren’t allowed to search people who are obviously Middle Eastern despite the fact that every major

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Dances with Chihuahuas

Dave Mundy
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terrorist act perpetrated in the last two decades has been committed by a Middle Easterner. The federal government has openly admitted that its revenue agents have specifically targeted groups and persons opposed to the administration for costly and aggravating audits — but refuses to admit that the orders for such harassment have to have been given from the White House. The Department of Homeland Security has sent out training manuals and videos to police departments around the United States detailing that military veterans who have honorably served the U.S. are “potential terrorists.” Presumably, they’re as dangerous

as the babies and grandmothers groped by TSA agents at airports. The current administration has made no secret it specifically targets Texas for continued harassment by its agencies like the EPA because Texas does not support this administration’s plans for socialist health-care and education, nor will Texas allow its economic life to be sucked out by punitive environmental regulations based on nonsense science. This federal government has repeatedly violated Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution by refusing to provide for the common defense of the borders of the federation and by refusing to establish a uniform rule for naturalization; instead, this administration has stated plainly that it will NOT enforce the law. This federal government is moving forward on granting amnesty to 30 million people who broke the law by crossing our borders, people who have been granted billions of dollars in income-tax refunds, Social Security

The devil came down to Austin, looking for some souls to steal
This is an edited transcription of an interview with Pastor Clayton Wallin from the Glidden Outlaw Baptist Church heard on the “News from the Camp-house” on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: For starters we should say this church isn’t really named the Glidden Outlaw Baptist Church. That’s a nickname. But Clayton, please introduce yourself. Wallin: I came to this area 22 years ago to manage the Cook Ranch. I was also the pastor at the Frelsburg Baptist Church for 10 years until it grew big enough to require a full-time pastor. Now, I’m pastor at the Glidden Baptist Church. But my real job is ranching. Brune: You helped out with the children at the Columbus Baptist Church in between stints in Frelsburg and Glidden, correct? Wallin: Yes, and I’ve coached and worked with youth in many ways through college and adulthood. I’ve coached Little League, basketball, soccer, and probably some I’ve forgotten. Brune: Okay, you’re a hands-on sort of guy. You work cattle, compete in ranch rodeos, participate in youth programs, and pastor at the Glidden church. Wallin: Yes and I have four children of my own that play sports. My oldest is my daughter that is a senior in high school this year. She plays volleyball and runs track. Then an oldest son that plays football and track, and, another son in soccer, baseball, and basketball. And then I’ve got the five-year-old that wants to play sports soon too. Brune: One point that I want all my listeners and readers to acknowledge is that sometimes when we’re in church our minds go to places that we don’t realize during the week. We know it’s good to live the teachings of what we learn in the gospel. But, we all need that support system that we occasionally find by going to church and listening to a good pastor. Now, we need to look at what is happening in our world. Our Texas Senator Hegar introduced

benefits, social services (including free hospital care) and who are responsible for more than one-third of all violent crime in the U.S. And the political party currently in charge of that government is actively recruiting these no-information individuals to ensure a permanent political majority. Under the guise of providing “housing for victims of natural disasters,” the federal government has built thousands of barbedwire-surrounded camps around the U.S. which even it has termed “concentration camps.” We have a President who has repeatedly said he’s not afraid to completely bypass Congress to implement regulations by executive order — in direct violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers. The President, Vice-President, Senate majority leader and key leaders in the House have openly said they want to outlaw private ownership of firearms, in direct conflict with the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

When their first attempt to pass legislation to do this, they issued executive orders to implement many of those unconstitutional regulations and then allowed the Department of Homeland Security to begin buying up ammunition to render firearm ownership useless. I seem to recall that some boys in Boston got wind in April, 1775, that the Brits were planning to confiscate their firearms. They formed up at Lexington and Concord; eight colonists fell at Lexington before the British were forced to retreat from Concord with more than 70 losses. Another dictator decided that colonists in another region were being disloyal and ordered them disarmed as well. He gave orders for a small, useless artillery piece to be confiscated. The town which owned the piece sent out a call for help, and on Oct. 2, 1835, Gonzales told Santa Anna to “Come and Take It,” and opened fire. I guess the question is, what will it take to convince us it’s time to make a stand?

Looking Down from the Saddle
Herman Brune

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

Justice Kennedy’s contempt
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has contempt for a swath of his fellow citizens. If you disagree with him about gay marriage, indeed, if you merely think the federal government should continue to define marriage the traditional way while the states define it however they want, then you are a bigot. Your views deserve no political representation. They should be ground underfoot by the five mightiest and most broad-minded people in the land, presiding from their temple of rationality and tolerance at the United States Supreme Court. Kennedy wrote the majority decision striking down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman for purposes of federal law.

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

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The decision declared a position that had been held by President Barack Obama until the day before as being a relic of barbarism, and set the predicate for the court -- in its wisdom, nay, in its heightened state of enlightenment -- to enshrine its view of marriage as the law from sea to shining sea. The majority held that DOMA inflicts an “injury and indignity” on gay couples so severe that it denies “an essential part of the liberty protected by the Fifth Amendment.” It is motivated by a “bare congressional desire to harm a politically unpopular group.” There is, in short, nothing to be said for it or the point of view of its supporters. Period. Full stop. In the end, Kennedy simply declares the supporters of DOMA hateful people. The members of Congress who passed the act and the president who signed it are morally no better than members of the Westboro Baptist Church who picket military funerals with their heinous “God hates fags” signs. Bill Clinton, apparently, despised gays. So did 342 members of the House and 85 senators. Bill Clinton now wishes he hadn’t signed it. Like so many others, he changed his mind on the issue. Fine. There is nothing to stop Congress from overturning what Bill Clinton considers his mistakes. It did it with “don’t ask, don’t tell.” It could have done the same thing -- eventually -- with DOMA. But Justice Kennedy and his colleagues don’t want to wait for the democratic process to play itself out, not when they have such immense power to do whatever the hell they want. Properly understood, the court’s role here is minimal, and the decision could have been rendered in a sentence. To wit, as Scalia wrote, “It is enough to say that the Constitution neither requires nor forbids our society to approve of same-sex marriage, much as it neither requires nor forbids us to approve of no-fault divorce, polygamy or the consumption of alcohol.” The court stipulated that it still permits the states, if not Congress and the president, to debate and decide the issue themselves. This is a false assurance, though. Once the high court has declared that the traditional definition is a product of irrational animus, over time it won’t be allowed to stand anywhere. It is Anthony Kennedy’s country. We only live in it. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.

a bill that would stop abortions after 20 weeks and improve the health conditions of the clinics. It’s a bill that makes the entire issue of abortion slightly more palatable to conservatives. It’s a move to prevent the conditions and the murders of the infamous Dr. Gosnell. But here’s the horrible part. Clayton, what do you tell your children when there is a large crowd of proabortionist standing on the steps of the state Capitol chanting “hail Satan”? Wallin: That’s something sad and hard to deal with. For my own kids I say, hey, you know the truth and you know what’s right. We can’t always go by what we feel; instead we must remember what the Bible says. Brune: I’m concerned about social media. All sorts of crap get posted on social media. And I see young people monkeying with their phones continually. They are barraged with social media. The internet and news from cyberspace is more of a reality to this growing generation than it will ever be to me. It scares me what these children see and read. Then to have leftists standing on the Capitol steps endorsing Satan… Wallin: You’re right. We must teach truth and what is right. The media has always portrayed their own ideas about the world. The media can inundate our children with bad news. But we must show the children what is real. And what is our plan from the Lord. We must help them weigh what is happening and what is right. We must help them learn to think. Unfortunately much of the social media causes them to only see and absorb what they hear. We must teach them to think. As parents, as adults, it doesn’t matter if we’re dealing with children, neighbors, other

adults, or as I do through the church – we have the responsibility to challenge people to think and weigh out what is right and what is the truth. Brune: Another problem I have is debating atheists. I believe that because of the leftist regime and administration in Washington, and because of the ease of this new social internet media, the atheists have come out of the woodwork. I feel that I must debate these guys, sharpen my talking points, and defeat their ideas. Otherwise, what advice do I give children when faced with the same questions? Wallin: Atheists choose to live a non-believers life so they can live any way they want. There’s plenty of facts and plenty of history to debate with atheists if you desire. And sometimes it may be something within themselves that drives them to be atheists. The media is a large tool for leftist agendas. It’s tough to fight that, but “we” being the conservatives need to be more noisy. We need to be a voice. Make noise – just like this radio program. It’s awesome to have this mouthpiece. It’s great to teach baseball and love on those boys and teach them about truth. You can let them know that no matter what is going on their Moms and Dads still love them. That no matter what is happening in the world somebody loves them. In today’s society with too many single parents it’s important to help children, friends, whoever, with spiritual guidance. There’s a difference in today’s society because there’s more step-children and such, and everybody needs to understand that somebody cares about them and the Lord always loves them. Brune: The bottom line is that our generation is responsible for the next generation. Wallin: That’s correct and we must be strong and loud adults and teachers. It’s tough when society is on fire all around us. But we must be good examples in our lives and we can beat the bad effects of social media and instill good values.

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Where I was brought up we never talked about money because there was never enough to furnish a topic of conversation. Mark Twain Gusher McNugget, a semi-idioticlooking gent, is somewhat of a public speaker. Not in the sense that he pockets big bucks from it. Such as conducting seminars and standing at a podium. Presenting programs for monetary gain. Instructing nearly-normal folks in the art of flipping, say, houses, fingers or burgers. Nope, but just wagging his tongue to beat sixty to anyone who’s in hearing range. Gusher, when he is on a roll, is apt to expound on six different topics in a single sentence. He is also considered by his peers down at the Dirt Dauber to be a Little Lord Fact-a-Roid. That’s where we have retired. At the Dirt Dauber. And a few of the regulars and a number of strays have settled. To get away from the heat of the day. Time to imbibe. Perched on a stool or chair. To roost a spell. Competition occurs on occasion here at the Dirt Dauber. Where and when conversation becomes a contest in which the first person to draw a breath is declared the listener. For the past few years hardly a day goes by that the subject of oil is not pumped into the ears of the losers – listeners. Prompting the discussion of the latest boom in the oil busyness is that a while back South Texas was hit in the rump with a chain of lightning – the Eagle Ford Shale. And this area is right dab in the middle of the formation. The Eagle Ford, a decade ago was merely a thought in geological circles. Today, it stretches 400 miles from Laredo into East Texas. There were over 1,000 wells drilled last year and more than 352 million barrels of oil produced. Many locals have benefited from the boom. Very few of the locals gathered at the establishment of thirst are not pooled in on a unit or two or three. So it stands to reason that their reasoning is to reason what the oil busyness is all about. After all. They’ve been adopted into the oil aristocracy. Let’s regress. Back to the turn of the 20th century. When in 19 and 01 the Lucas Gusher came in at Spindletop near Beaumont (considered the first big Texas oil field) and blew oil just about everywhere. Then a few more fields were discovered. And the price of crude oil dropped to an all-time low of three cents a barrel. Cheaper than some were paying for water. But consumption of oil would soon catch up with production and more new fields were brought in near Ranger, Mexia and Burkburnett in East Texas. And the oil busyness mushroomed. Refineries were built and pipe lines laid. By 1940 Texas dominated petroleum production in the U.S. But each area

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Booms and busts: ‘up’ is more fun than ‘down’
Jim Cunningham

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

Letters to the Editor
Good guys really do wear black hats!
Dear Editor, Good Guys really do wear Black Hats! Anyway, I know one who does - Juan Esquivel! My daughter, 3 grandchildren, and I were in my home town of Gonzales recently for a very special Family Gathering. We were heading home to Alice. About 10 - 15 miles out smoke started billowing out from under the hood of the car. We pulled over, my daughter opened the hood and she and I gazed at the wires, hoses, etc. (as if either of us knew what to look for!). We tried what we thought to be emergency numbers, but to no avail. After letting the car cool off, we drove slowly back to the station/restaurant on the hill (Hwy 183). No mechanic was on call. The clerk tried to find us some help, but being Sunday afternoon, couldn’t find anyone. Here is where the “Good Guy in the Black Hat” came in. Mr. Esquivel very kindly offered to look at our car. We gratefully accepted his offer. He carefully put his black hat down in a safe place, then went about checking under the hood and climbing under the car. He taught us how to check the oil, put a quart of oil in and even gave us his funnel in case we needed to add more oil on the way home. He also narrowed down the possible problems, suggested we take it easy driving home, and check the oil every 30 to 45 miles; allowing us to feel comfortable getting back on our way home. So, if Mr. Esquivel was late getting home to his family on Sunday afternoon, I wanted them to know what a good deed he did and to say Thanks Again! In closing, I want to say “Good Guys do wear Black Hats” and check your emergency numbers before leaving home! Carolyn Sue (Hardcastle) Caraway Alice

Be wary of coral snakes in this area
Dear Editor: I killed a near-30-inch Texas coral snake in my backyard on Fair Street, Gonzales, this morning (picture attached). I was thinking it would probably be a good idea to remind Cannon readers that even in the city limits you can still find unwanted visitors and to educate your children to watch where they put their hands and feet. Even though coral snake bites in the US are rare because they are not aggressive, yet their venom is extremely dangerous, according to Wikipedia, coral snake antivenom has not been available since 2010 because it is not profitable. Maybe a reminder to teach kids the old rhyme: Red on yellow kill a fellow; red on black friendly jack. Paul Pettitjohn Gonzales

Great coverage of Watermelon Thump!
Dear Editor, Got our Gonzales Cannon Newspaper & loved all the pictures of the Luling Watermelon Thump you printed. Thank you for covering the Thump. Pam Miller Kidd Luling

I was not yet saved when God revealed Himself to me through Psalm 91. My ex-husband and I owned a moving and delivery company and had hired 3 men as contract labor. One of the men had become so unreliable that we had to let him go. We learned that anger, resentment and booze are a toxic mix. Harassing calls started the night we fired him. They came every five minutes all through the night, for weeks on end. After weeks of disturbed sleep and hundreds of threats to our lives, fear gripped me and destroyed my peace of mind. The calls ended the night he came to visit. As we sat watching television, my ex-husband suddenly looked toward the door and said “He’s out there”. I shivered at the thought of the ‘night caller’ being outside my door, but I peeked outside anyway. Barely visible in the shadows, we saw him violently slashing our truck tires. He looked up when he heard us shouting and took off running when he saw my ex charging toward him. Fear overwhelmed me as I

Psalm 91: God shows He is willing and able to protect you
Love, Eloise
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thought about the things he’d threatened to do to me and my boys. I walked back to the house feeling totally vulnerable and out of control. My body began to shake uncontrollably as I paced around the room trying to get a grip on my emotions. That is when I noticed the neglected bible on my shelf. I grabbed hold of the book with shaky hands and aimlessly opened it up. I leaned against the corner of the room with opened book in hand, my knees buckled and I fell into an awkward squat on the floor. In sheer desperation I began to shout out these words… 1 Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you.” 3God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be your shield and protection. 5You will not fear any danger by night or an arrow during the day. 6 You will not be afraid of diseases that come in the dark or sickness that strikes at noon. 7At your side one thousand people may die, or even ten thousand right beside you, but you will not be hurt. 8You will only watch and see the wicked punished. 9The Lord is your protection; you have made God Most High your place of safety. 10Nothing bad will happen to you; no disaster will come to your home. 11He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go. 12They will catch you in their hands so that you will not hit your foot on a rock. 13You will walk on lions and cobras; you will step on strong lions and snakes. 14The Lord says, “Whoever loves me, I will save. I will protect those who know me. 15They will call to me, and I will answer them. I will be with them in trouble; I will rescue them and honor them. 16I will give them a long, full life, and they will see how I can save.” Without pausing I cried out to God…”Please do something about this man. Take him away from our lives so that he never bothers us again. Deal with him God, please! I don’t know what to do.” Then the phone rang. One of our other employees, and this man’s room-mate, called to let us know that the disgruntled employee had returned to their apartment after slashing our tires. He was ranting and raving, causing such a commotion, that the police had been dispatched. When they arrived, he fought them off; inflicting serious injury to one of the officers. He was charged with assault and sentenced to 3 years. Three years later our phone rang. I picked it up to hear the all too familiar voice on the other end. Before I had a chance to say anything, he apologized for the harm he had done. He wanted us to know that we would never have a problem with him again. We didn’t.

that basked in a boom, later would relax into a bust. In the ‘70s and more in the ‘80s. Two decades defined by an “energy crisis” that resulted in petroleum prices rising dramatically. Boom to bust. Bust to Boom. And now the shale formations in West Texas and the Eagle Ford of today. And horizontal drilling came into play. And oil is once again over $100 a barrel. All-in-all, it is oil, more than anything else that has made Texas rich. And with the latest boom, Gov. Rick Perry has dubbed the Lone Star State as Saudi Texas. Back to the present, as Dottsy is singing “After sweet memories, play born to lose again …” over Sirius radio on Dish Network at the Dirt Dauber. A plausible-looking, semi-bald-headed man is idly killing time and nursing a cold one. He’s a visitor and appears to be tuned out to what the group is discussing. The man seems pensive and lost in a private abyss. Perhaps he’s awaiting a biopsy result. Or contemplating a divorce about to become final. Or wondering if there’s enough money in the bank to cover the mortgage. Hell, he may be an oil baron. Bona fide and the real McCoy. The Dirt Dauber regulars have enjoyed their windfall. From the present boom. Ragging one another about the first royalty checks that rolled in. Beaming and collectively as contented as a rabbit in a carrot patch. Checks continue to come in monthly and continue to drop considerably in cash value. So a few of the fellas receiving the checks are all in a pucker since the wells’ production has been cut back. And then. And then. The new appraisals. On land and expected oil production value. Lordy mercy. When they collectively opened the new appraisals they became so irritated, they could go to pot and buy a skillet. This week Lavaca and Gonzales counties are hearing district tax appraisal protests. I suspect landowners will hit protests with both barrels loaded. Each one raising more hell than an alligator in a dry lake. So with the production dropping and the increase in taxes each one’s Eden has evolved into a Hades on the pocket book. My ownself, well, I’ve been up and I’ve been down … and up is better. Catch you down the road. Boom to Bust or Bust to Boom.

God wanted me to know that He was watching out for us. He put Psalm 91 in front of my eyes because I didn’t know it was there. In this ‘protection Psalm of the bible’ God tells us that when we rely on Him He will deliver us from every known evil. So what is there to fear? Fear is one of Satan’s best tricks. He fills our minds with worst case possibilities that take our attention away from our true source of power and protection. Fear paralyzes us into inactivity, and jumbles our thoughts so that we can’t even find the words to pray. Fear makes us believe that our problems are bigger than they really are. If you are tormented by fear, worry or anxiety please read Psalm 91 as soon as you get up and before bedtime. God is willing and able to protect you. Do you believe that? Tell Him so. Then run to Him, cuddle up and rest your weary mind. He won’t ever let you go. love, eloise

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Carl O’Neill of Yoakum and his wife, Linda O’Neill, accept the 2013 GVEC Public Service Award for an individual from GVEC Board Director Lewis Borgfeld (left) and GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer (right). O’Neill was preDays Inn held a ribbon cutting on Monday. Shown are Crissy O’Neal, Ray Lee Ral- sented the award for his outstanding volunteer efforts in the Yoakum commuey, Carolyn Gibson-Baros, Barbara Friedrich, Barbara Hand, Allen Barnes, Don nity. (Courtesy photo) Page, Abigail Casares, Sascha Kardoza, Gary Mobbs, Tamara Anderson, Amanda Gonzales, Andra Fridrich, Kay Jarman, Sam Dominguez and Richard Wiesman. The hotel opened for business last week. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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During the National High School Rodeo Association National Junior High Rodeo Finals held in Gallup, New Mexico voting delegates from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia selected student officers to lead the organization. The newly elected President is Cullen Eppright from Cost. Cullen is the first national junior high officer from Texas to serve in the 9 year history of the Junior High Division. Vice President is Grace Hassler from Co-

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GVEC hosts annual membership meeting
The GVEC Annual Meeting, marking 75 years of service to the membership, was held on June 28 at the Gonzales High School Special Events Center. Either present or by proxy, 1,158 GVEC members were represented at the meeting. Registration for the meeting began at 5:30 p.m. While waiting for the business meeting to begin, GVEC members enjoyed refreshments, chili dogs, and musical entertainment by The O’Neal Brothers Band. Members also had an opportunity to browse exhibit booths for GVEC subsidiaries, GVEC Home and, as well as take a pictorial journey into the past through a display of old GVEC photos and ads. At 7 p.m., Board President Lewis Borgfeld called the business meeting to order. The invocation, given by Board Vice President Melvin E. Strey, followed. Next on the agenda was the election of Directors. Four incumbent Directors were elected to a three-year term: Robert J. Werner of Shiner will serve as Director of District 1; Shawn Martinez of Seguin will serve as Director of District 4; Melvin E. Strey of New Berlin will serve as Director of District 7; and Don Williams of Yoakum will serve as Director of District 10. Following the election was a video presentation of reports to the membership. It included a salute to the Cooperative’s 75th anniversary, recounting the story of the growth of GVEC and its subsidiaries. Other discussion topics included GVEC’s strategic planning process and future vision, community initiatives and economic development activities, subsidiary services of and GVEC Home, and the 2012 financial report. Next, Board President Lewis Borgfeld gave an update on the POWER UP community grant program, thanking the membership for their generosity and recognizing several of the grant recipients from recent distributions. A special part of the evening’s program was the GVEC Public Service Award, which was presented to an organization as well as to an individual to commemorate the Cooperative’s 75-year celebration. The Victoria College (VC), a respected community partner, was recognized for the higher learning educational and training opportunities it offers to meet the diverse employment needs in the Guadalupe Valley. Accepting the award on behalf of Victoria College was Dr. Tom Butler, President, and Jackie Mikesh, Gonzales Center Manager. The second award went to community leader Carl O’Neill of Yoakum. Everyone who knows him says he has truly made a difference through his leadership and volunteerism, which includes many years of service to the local food pantry, Accolade Hospice, the Tom-Tom Festival, the Yoakum Area Chamber of Commerce Board and various city committees. O’Neill, accompanied by his wife, Linda, accepted the award. “It is always a pleasure to present the Public Ser-

GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer presents the 2013 GVEC Public Service Award for an organization to Victoria College. Dr. Tom Butler, President of Victoria College, accepted the award. Additional representatives from the college include (from left): Helen Hahn, Lewis Borgfeld (GVEC), Letty Gonzales, Jackie Mikesh, Edward Gonzales, Dr. Larry Garrett, and Jennifer Yancey. (Courtesy photo)

vice Award because it’s a reminder of how fortunate we are to have organizations and individuals so willing to give of their time and efforts to make our communities a better place for us all,” said GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer. Members who were not able to attend the meeting can access photos and watch the video at www. by clicking on the 2013 Annual Meeting Highlights icon.

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SMITHSON VALLEY — During GVTC’s 58th Annual Meeting, on June 26, in New Braunfels, board of director elections took place involving four positions. Chairman Chuck Knibbe, District II; David Esser, District III; Alan Buxkemper, District IV and J.B.

Lester, District V, were all re-elected. Bette Wehner did not seek re-election as a District IV director, and cooperative members voted Susan Bogle to fill the position. Each GVTC board of director serves a three-year term and is eligible for reelection.

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The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. report had on hand, July 8, 2013, Volume, 1,307; Horses, 1; Sheep & Goats, 4. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $165 to $175 to $215; 300-400 lbs., $145 to $165 to $200; 400-500 lbs, $140 to $150 to $168; 500-600 lbs, $129 to $139 to $156; 600-700 lbs, $120 to $130 to $145; 700-800 lbs, $113

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disposed of there do not leak out and contaminate water supplies. He said the agreement with Formor would be better than a protest of the permit application from the Railroad Commission, in tyhat it would be a separate deal between the groundwater district and the well operator. Board member Barry Miller said his concern over the preliminary agreement Sengelmann presented during the meeting was that it didn’t carry over to other operators of the well.


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The Gonzales Underground Water Conservation District’s board of directors on Tuesday tabled action on lifting its protest of a planned saltwater disposal well near Smiley to give its staff time to work out a legal agreement with the well’s owner. Directors tabled action on rescinding their protest against the Formor SWD site, instead directing general manager Greg Sengel-

mann to work with legal counsel Greg Ellis to execute a contract with the well owners to ensure the district’s concerns are addressed no matter who actually operates the well. Sengelmann told directors the planned depth of the well — 12,000 feet, well below potable water tables and below even the Eagle Ford Shale formation — alleviated most of the district’s concerns, and that most of the remaining concerns would be in how the casing of the well is constructed to ensure fluids

“It bothers me that we do all the legwork and drop our protest, then they get the permit and sell it to someone else,” Miller said. “We can’t trump the Railroad Commission, they’ll just pat us on the head and say ‘That’s nice, now go away,’ but you can include some provision in this that if they violate the contract they’d forfeit some sum of money.” While the district’s primary concerns about the Formor well appear to have been addressed, however, Miller said the district will likely be

among a number of entities opposing another SWD well project off Highway 90A east of Gonzales. “I’m hearing a lot of comments from citizens about that project,” Miller said. “That’s probably the worst idea I’ve ever heard.” In other action, Sengelmann presented the directors with a preliminary draft of updated district rules. A mark-up of those rules will be posted to the district website for citizens to review and comment on prior to final action in a future meeting.

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Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33216 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Justiss Unit B Well No.: 3 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.: 42-123-33173 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Seidel Unit A Well No.: 5 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 13.6 miles NW. of Cuero Survey Name: D. Benton, A-67 Acres: 701.16 API No.: 42-123-33172 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Seidel Unit A Well No.: 4 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 13.6 miles NW. of Cuero Survey Name: D. Benton, A-67 Acres: 701.16 API No.: 42-123-33171 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Seidel Unit A Well No.: 3 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 13.6 miles NW. of Cuero Survey Name: D. Benton, A-67 Acres: 701.16 API No.: 42-123-33217 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Hamilton Wallis Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 19,700 feet Direction and Miles: 5.03 miles SE. of Cuero Survey Name: G.W. Davis, A-13 Acres: 700 API No.: 42-123-33215 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Fisher C Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.03 miles W. of Westhoff Survey Name: W.S. Leyell, A-311 Acres: 504 API No.: 42-123-33214 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Petrohawk Operating Company Lease Name: Fisher C Well No.: 8H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 6.03 miles W. of Westhoff Survey Name: W.S. Leyell, A-311 Acres: 504 API No.: 42-123-33186 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Dworaczyk 01 Well No.: 07H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: S.D. Hurst, A-222 Acres: 687.80 API No.: 42-123-33185 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Dworaczyk 01 Well No.: 06H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: S.D. Hurst, A-222 Acres: 687.80 API No.: 42-123-33188 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Warling 01 Well No.: 06H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.28 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: S.D. Hurst, A-222 Acres: 629.50 API No.: 42-123-33187 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Warling 01 Well No.: 05H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 5.28 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: S.D. Hurst, A-222 Acres: 629.50 API No.: 42-123-33218 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sabine Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Fields Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 1.5 miles SE. of Hochheim Survey Name: E. Caples, A-122 Acres: 699.44 Fayette County 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: J.C. Duff, A-167 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33276 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: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 3.1 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33290 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit A Well No.: 5H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 1.25 miles S. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 1027.52 API No.: 149-33284 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit C Well No.: 7H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,200 feet Direction and Miles: 2.45 miles SE. of Flatonia Survey Name: J.C. Duff, A-167 Acres: 918.71 API No.: 149-33292 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation Lease Name: Prost Unit A Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,500 feet Direction and Miles: 1.25 miles S. of Flatonia Survey Name: G.W. Cottle, A-35 Acres: 1027.52 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-33027 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Martin Unit Well No.: 6HR Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,800 feet Direction and Miles: 2.7 miles NE. of Glaze City Survey Name: D. Gray, A-517 Acres: 520.29 API No.: 42-177-33023 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Floyd-Parker Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,500 feet Direction and Miles: 4.6 miles SW. of Gonzales Survey Name: A.M. Grenage, A-222 Acres: 513.82 API No.: 42-177-33024 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Ironwood Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: John A Sample Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 9,248 feet Direction and Miles: 13.9 miles NE. of Gonzales Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Acres: 750 API No.: 42-177-33026 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Ironwood Oil and Gas LLC Lease Name: Hartmann-Eilert Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 9,238 feet Direction and Miles: 13.9 miles NE. of Gonzales Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Acres: 360 API No.: 42-177-33028 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Matador Production Company Lease Name: Hennig Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 10,365 feet Direction and Miles: 3.1 miles NE. of Dilworth Survey Name: J. Raney, A-58 Acres: 424.23 API No.: 42-177-33025 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Texas International Oper. LLC Lease Name: Gonzo Unit B Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Total Depth: 7,200 feet Direction and Miles: 1 mile SE. of Nixon Survey Name: T. Hunter, A-271 Acres: 385.83 Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33712 Classification: Fld. Dev. Operator: Inland Ocean Inc. Lease Name: Technik Well No.: 5 Field Name: Campbell Creek Total Depth: 10,200 feet Direction and Miles: 2.62 miles N. of Hallettsville Survey Name: J. Campbell, A-6 Acres: 614.51 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32893 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Martinez Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: W.D. Saunders, A-423 Direction and Miles: 8.5 miles NW. of Yoakum Oil: 548 MCF: 981 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,974 Total Depth: 17,466 feet Perforations: 12,725-17,264 feet API No.: 42-123-32726 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: P. Crain Unit A Well No.: 2 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: J. Hall, A-217 Direction and Miles: 6.4 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 220 MCF: 1,050 Choke Size: 7/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,222 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,362 Total Depth: 18,510 feet Perforations: 14,341-18,238 feet API No.: 42-123-32848 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Stanchos Unit A Well No.: 3 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: J. Hall, A-217 Direction and Miles: 6.5 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 183 MCF: 670 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 6,804 Shut In Well Pressure: 7,247 Total Depth: 18,180 feet Perforations: 13,774-17,975 feet API No.: 42-123-32944 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Hooks Well No.: 5 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: J.E. Ross, A-405 Direction and Miles: 9.7 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 401 MCF: 1,410 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 5,817 Shut In Well Pressure: 6,205 Total Depth: 18,675 feet Perforations: 13,183-18,468 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32598 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: McKee Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: J. Hughes, A-29 Direction and Miles: 6.9 miles SW. of Shiner Oil: 696 MCF: 552 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Ye Tubing Pressure: 4,790 Total Depth: 17,574 feet Perforations: 12,503-17,365 feet API No.: 42-177-32838 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: Bouldin-Manford Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: I. Roberts, A-399 Direction and Miles: 6.5 miles SE. of Smiley Oil: 865 MCF: 268 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Pumping: Yes Total Depth: 12,258 feet Plug Back Depth: 12,232 feet Perforations: 6,550-12,137 feet API No.: 42-177-32821 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Dubose Unit No. 1 Well No.: 2 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: T. Jackson, A-30 Direction and Miles: 5.59 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 1,333 MCF: 575 Choke Size: 20/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 880 Total Depth: 15,167 feet Perforations: 9,646-15,074 feet API No.: 42-177-32839 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Dubose Unit No. 2 Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: T. Jackson, A-31 Direction and Miles: 6.73 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 435 MCF: 173 Choke Size: 18/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 715 Total Depth: 15,167 feet Perforations: 9,727-15,775 feet API No.: 42-177-32819 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Garza-Kodack Unit No. 1 Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford1) Survey Name: T. Jackson, A-31 Direction and Miles: 6.72 miles SE. of Gonzales Oil: 482 MCF: 222 Choke Size: 16/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 775 Total Depth: 15,021 feet Perforations: 9,832-14,967 feet Lavaca County API No.: 42-285-33689 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Marathon Oil EF LLC Lease Name: Shiner Unit C Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: B. Lockhart, A-26 Direction and Miles: 2.26 miles SW. of Shiner Oil: 570 MCF: 1,800 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 4,921 Total Depth: 19,750 feet Perforations: 12,781-19,616 feet API No.: 42-285-33691 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Netardus Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: A. Smothers, A-50 Direction and Miles: 4.7 miles NE. of Shiner Oil: 751 MCF: 2,285 Choke Size: 18/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,627 Total Depth: 18,177 feet Perforations: 12,676-18,080 feet API No.: 42-285-33684 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Hinze Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford2) Survey Name: A. Smothers, A-50 Direction and Miles: 4 miles NE. of Shiner Oil: 742 MCF: 2,225 Choke Size: 18/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,400 Total Depth: 18,386 feet Perforations: 12,860-18,183 feet

Gonzales County Deeds
Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds June 1-30 Reinken, Patricia and Gary, Willilam A. (AttyFact) to Gary, William, Gary, Stephen and Gary, Sharon, w/d, 0.688 of an Acre (Lt. 1 & Pt Lts 2, 5 & 6, Blk. 1) Titcomb Addn, Gonzales. Cantu, Sylvia to Garra, Maria, w/d, 10.00 Acres, BS&F Svy, A-523. Tomas, Dennis, Lindemann, Patricia Tomas and Lindemann, Mark to Gamez, Jose and Gamez, Maria, w/d, 35.57 Acres, Nathaniel Osborne Svy, A-368. Malatek, David R. and Malatek, Debbie to Malatek, David R. and Malatek, Debbie, w/d, Lt. 34, Park Place Subdvn, Gonzales. Espinosa, Joseph C. and Espinosa, Elizabeth A. to Leon, Jose Ignacio and Barajas, Ana Patricia, w/d, 1.41 Acres, Andrew Zumwalt Svy, A-503. Wood, Corwyn D. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.293 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Chabreck, Sherry W. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 71.293 Acres, Gonzales County Schl. Land A-230 & Charles Fordtran A-209 Svys. Schackel, Jacob to Alexander, William Randolph and Alexander, James Philip, w/d, 40.00 Acres, Samuel Robbins Svy. Four Fountains, LLC to Catarina Saltwater Disposal, LLC, w/d, 9.864 Acres, Hardy W B Price Svy, A-370. Seay, Gwendolyn King to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Hermes, Adam Kenneth to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 29.82 Acres, James F Stephenson Svy, A-418. Nelson, Donna Sue (Indiv. & Devisee) and Nelson, Ross Blake (Estate) to Biggs, Jodie Duane and Biggs, Jeanne Marie, w/d, Lts. 16-17, Guadalupe Hills Ranch Subdvn, Jose Delabaume Svy. Rafter FC Development, Inc. to Rafter FC Homes, Inc., w/d, Lt. 20, Blk. 1, Lou’s Garden Subdvn, Gonzales. Rafter FC Development, Inc. to Rafter FC Homes, Inc., w/d, Lt. 4, Blk. 2, Lou’s Garden Subdvn, Gonzales. Rafter FC Development, Inc. to Rafter FC Homes, Inc., w/d, Lt. 17, Blk. 1, Lou’s Garden Subdvn, Gonzales. Rafter FC Homes, Inc. to Cibolo Creek Construction, Inc., w/d, Lt. 1, Blk. 1, Lou’s Garden Subdvn, Gonzales. Assumed Homes Molina, Elisa Marie – Dale’z-B-Catering, Gonzales. Mobbs, Gary – Indian Blue Meadows, Harwood. Martinez, Donna – Z’s Pinatas & More, Nixon. Four Rodgers, LLC and Hooligan Group – Silver Star Investment, Gonzales. Marriage License Pape, Brandon J. and Janacek, Heather R. Villegas, Ruben and Izaguirre, Liliana. Bolden, Frederic Lamont and Tealer, Kimberly Ann. Ehrig Jr., Ernest F. to Schramek, Lisa. Orduna, Jose J. and Valle, Samantha J. Gilliam, Robert W. and West, Tracy L. McKinney, Collin B. and Stakes, Haley M.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


City seeks advisors for JB Wells development
For Gonzales citizens interested in making the J.B. Wells Park complex a whole lot more than just a rodeo arena ... it’s time to step up to the plate. Gonzales City Council tabled action July 2 on a proposal to name members to an advisory board to guide development at the park to enable the city to actively seek residents who aren’t necessarily involved in the various rodeo and roping sports. City Manager Allen Barnes told the council the city had established the advisory board for the park in an effort to get input on how to expand facilities there, but after advertising the advisory-board positions in a required legal notice the only volunteers to step forward were folks with backgrounds and businesses associated with the western sports. “Those are all good people, several of them are my friends, but we want someone who is into the whole park, not just the rodeo arena,” Councilman Gary Schroeder commented. Part of the development of the park was done with a grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept., and conditions of that grant specify the park must be primarily used for the general public. Councilman Tommy Schurig said that, “If we don’t start doing something out there other than rodeos, Parks & Wildlife will come visit us,” but Barnes replied that “We’ve already invited them.” City Parks Director Tim Patek has already begun working on establishing hiking trails in the park, he said, and TPW officials are being brought in to furnish botanists and other experts to determine which trees may need to be cut to establish those trails. The city had previously discussed a plan to possibly erect a multi-purpose building at the park which could be used to host everything from parties to community meetings and smallscale conventions, and Barnes ahd previously told the council he could “probably” obtain a lot of private funding for such a facility. The advisory board would help the city move forward with those and other plans for recreational facilities at the site.

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“We just need to make sure the word gets out,” said Mayor Bobby Logan. A motion by Councilman Lorenzo Hernandez and seconded by Clarence Opiela to table action for 30 days was approved, giving the city an opportunity to review others who might want to step forward and serve on the board. You can download an application to serve on any City of Gonzales board or commission at: http://www.cityofgonzales. org/boardscommissions.html or contact the City Manager’s office at 830-672-2815.

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who as a city councilman approved the paddling trail idea some five years ago. The trail was reported to be “progressing” at several times during that period, but it wasn’t until the arrival of Patek and City Manager Allen Barnes the process took final shape, according o City Councilman Tommy Schurig — himself an avid paddler. “A lot of people doubted we’d ever get it done,” Schurig said. “When Allen Barnes and Tim Patek came to town, things began to get

done.” Patek, who’d developed two similar trails while working for the parks department in Seguin, said getting the Gonzales trails finished was merely a matter of following up on paperwork and applying some elbow grease. “I talked to Parks & Wildlife and GBRA and asked them what we needed to make this happen, and from there we just had to give it a little push,” he said. He credited the city’s employees in the Electric, Streets and Parks & Recreation departments for supplying the la-

bor to finish the project. Texas Parks & Wildlife representative Shelly Plant said the two trails will actually give the Gonzales site more appeal to canoers and kayakers. The shorter trail is ideal for family outings and beginners, while the longer trail is better suited to intermediate-skill paddlers. “I’d like to welcome trails 56 and 57 tot he Texas Paddling Trails Program,” Plant said adding with a touch of humor: “This is a great day ... because I can finally get rid of my copious notes (about the project).”

Gonzales school trustees on Monday served notice the district will hold a bond election this coming November and began the process of refining the final numbers to be presented to voters. Trustees had been presented at their May meeting with an initial proposal for a $21.62 million bond issue which could be broken up possibly into three different referendums, and were told during the June meeting that number had been trimmed back by nearly $1 million. The board is expected to be presented with

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a final value at its August meeting, which would be the deadline to get the issue included on ballots for district voters in November. The proposal would earmark about $3.44 million to purchase the old H-E-B store location off St. Joseph St. in Gonzales and renovate it as a center to house the district’s early childhood, pre-K and kindergarten programs. During Monday’s meeting, trustees approved a resolution declaring the district’s expectation to receive reimbursement to the general funds from the bond sale in order to facilitate purchase of the facility. Board members also voted 6-1 to approve selection

of TSG Architects for the bond program. The bond proposal would earmark about $10 million for improvements to North Avenue Intermediate and Gonzales Junior High, with another $7.88 million scheduled to build a new office suite and student activity center among renovations at Gonzales High School. New classrooms would be included at all campuses. The district is expecting annual stduent growth of Enthusiasts prepare to hit the water (above left) after City Manager Allen from 3-4 percent over the Barnes and Mayor Bobby Logan (above) unveiled the Independence Paddling next several years and if Trail kiosk Wednesday. (Photos by Dave Mundy) no additional space is built would be nearly a thousand students over posted capacity within a decade.
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DOCKET: Banda’s case re-set; alien with four DUIs gets bond
of Mario Banda, who is charged with deadly conduct by discharge of a firearm. After a short deliberation in chambers between Judge Old, assistant district attorney Keri Miller and Banda’s lawyer Lowell Kendall, the case was reset for July 23. “Right now we are trying to get the D.A. to dismiss this case,” said Kendall. “We think that this case is subject for dismissal based on some of the conversations I’ve had with the D.A. It is our hope that before the next court date the case will be dismissed.” Banda, 32 of Gonzales, was indicted on July 11, 2012 for one count of deadly conduct for allegedly discharging a firearm while driving at a person in another vehicle, which also contained a child. A charge of endangering a child was initially filed last May 13, but was subsequently dropped. Banda, who had a possession of a controlled substance charge dismissed by Judge W.C. Kirkendall on June 21, is being held with no bond in the Gonzales County Jail for missing a court date earlier this year. In other developments, the court: • Ordered a pre-sentencing investigation of Alberto Gonzalez, who has a plea agreement with the State for 10 years of probation. Gonzalez, who is a resident alien from Mexico, was charged with his fourth driving while intoxicated (third degree felony) in June 1998. Gonzalez, who had spent the last 15 years in Mexico, was released from custody on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. • Sentenced Robert Issac Buehler to four years probation. Buehler was charged with possession of marijuana more than four ounces but less than five pounds in April 2012. • Accepted a plea agreement with Erik Wray Currie of five years probation. Currie was charged with theft of property more than or equal to $1,500 but less than $20,000 in March 2012. • Ordered a pre-sentencing investigation for Christopher Jerome Espinosa, who has a plea agreement with the State for five years deferred adjudication. Espinosa was charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 (less than one gram) in a drug-free zone last November.

a run at the big-time now as an adult. In addition to PBR and open events, he’s also been participating in CBR (Championship Bull Riding) events and has turned out in Lubbock, El Paso, Hobbs, Fort Worth and Las Vegas. “I look around, at magazines, online, at flyers, find out where the money is,” he says of the life of a professional bull rider. “When it’s possible, you try and find two rodeos that are close together, catch one on Friday and one Saturday. Most people don’t like to drive around as much as I do, I guess. “It’s all good and well when you’re consistent and winning money, but you don’t always break even,” he adds. “Hotel rooms can be expensive, especially in Las Vegas.” Miles will have his work cut out for him Saturday night: Cody Nance, last year’s runner-up and currently the No.1 moneywinner in the PBR Touring Pro standings and No.2 in the world, has three rides scheduled. The field also includes PBR heavy hitters like Rocky McDonald of Chihuahua, Mexico; Caleb Sanderson of Florida; Sterling Furr of Boerne; Montana’s Jory Markiss; Brazil’s Luis Blanco and Australians Jared Farley, Budd Williamson and Damian Herden. “It’s all about consistency,” Miles says. “I just need to stay on my bulls and do my job, and let the judges do theirs. I don’t want to disapppoint my hometown crowd again.” Fans will see 38 riders in the long goround 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 Friday. Ticket price are $20 for adults and $8 for youth and can be purchased at EBarr Feed, The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and online through PayPal at Tickets will be sold at the J.B. Wells Arena on Saturday 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 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, Twitter at, and YouTube at

• Accepted a plea agreement with Margarita Lissett Galena of 16 months in a State Jail facility. Galena was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under 15 years of age last August. • Sentenced Robert Garcia Medina, Jr. to five years probation. Medina was charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 (less than one gram) last November. • Sentenced Garrett Quentin Novosad to four years probation. Novosad was charged with burglary of a building and theft of a firearm in May 2012. • Accepted a motion of revoke probation on Amy Gailynn Orr, who was given 10 years of community supervision in August 2009 for driving while intoxicated (3rd or more) in June 2008. Orr violated her probation by being arrested for DWI again last November and was sentenced to four years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility. • Denied a bond reduction for John David Russell, who was charged with burglary of a habitation in October 2008 and June 2009. Russell, who has been held in the Gonzales County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $100,000, was looking to get the bond total lowered to $20,000. • Accepted a plea agreement with Melissa Ann Shelton of six months in a State Jail facility. Shelton was charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 (less than one gram) in June 2012. She was given credit for four days served and allowed to delay her check-in until July 23. • Issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Jonathan Lee Davenport for failing to appear in court. Davenport was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in March. • Issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Salvador Martinez for failing to appear in court. Martinez was charged with driving while intoxicated (3rd or more) last September. • Issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Eugene Bernado Washington for failing to appear in court. Washington was charged with possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 (less than one gram) in February.

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Today in Texas History
On this day in 1838, James Collinsworth fell or jumped off a boat in Galveston Bay and drowned. Collinsworth, born in Tennessee in 1806, was a candidate for the presidency of the Republic of Texas, along with Mirabeau B. Lamar and Peter W. Grayson. Collinsworth served as a district attorney in Tennessee, where he was a political ally of Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston, but moved to Texas by 1835. He represented Brazoria at the Convention of 1836 and was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Collinsworth later served as Houston’s aide-de-camp, in the Senate of the republic, and as the first chief justice of the republic. He also helped organize the Texas Railroad, Navigation, and Banking Company and was a charter member of the Philosophical Society of Texas. His death, which occurred less than two weeks after the announcement of his candidacy for president, was generally presumed to have been a suicide, and his body lay in state in the capitol in Houston. In 1876 the legislature named Collingsworth County in his honor, though the act establishing the county misspelled his name.

July 11, 1838

The Kelley Funeral Home building in Waelder was destroyed by an early morning fire on Sunday. Officials have not yet been able to determine the cause, but arson has not been ruled out. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

Fire guts historic Waelder building

Harwood homecoming set
The 56th annual Harwood Homecoming will be held Sunday, July 14 at the Harwood Community Center. A covered-dish meal will be served at noon; attendees are asked to bring a meat dish and a vegetable dish or dessert, enough to feed your family and guests. The Homecoming is a project to raise money for the upkeep of the Harwood Cemetery. Donations will be accepted that day or may be sent to the Harwood Cemetery Association, 63 South Second St., Harwood 78632.

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WAELDER — An early morning weekend fire in Waelder destroyed the shell of one of the city’s oldest businesses. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, members of the Waelder Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the corner of Railroad and Avenue G in reference to a structure fire. When they arrived, they found it was the location of Kelley Funeral Home, a business that was established around the time the city itself had incorporated in 1913. “When we entered the building, but we didn’t see any fire at all,” said Waelder Fire Chief Adam Ramirez. “The fire was in the ceiling so we were unable to really attack it at that time.” Ramirez said the blaze took about four hours to contain and seemed to originate from the building’s attic. “As far as manpower, we were very short until Gonzales and Ottine came out to help us,” Ramirez said. “From that point on, we were able to develop a strategy that kept the fire contained to just the funeral home. At this point I haven’t talked to the fire marshal or any of the fire investigators, so it’s still under investigation.” Kelley’s Funeral Home was found-

ed by Sam Kelley in the early 1900’s, roughly around the same time that Waelder was formed as a municipality. The fire eventually left the building, which was still standing as a memorial of sorts to Kelley, in a total loss. Ramirez said the presence of common hazardous funeral home chemicals like formaldehyde, which has been identified as a known human carcinogen, caused the blaze to become even more difficult to squelch. “They allowed the smoke to thicken plus the pecan trees that were around the building kept the smoke from rising into the air and out of our breathing distance,” Ramirez said. “We attacked the fire from the north side of the building, but fortunately we had a north wind blowing that kept us out of the smoke.” Speculation is the fire was caused by an electrical component, although the business has been out of operation for at least a year. “We think it (the cause) could possibly be electrical because the fire was in the attic,” Ramirez said. “The meter from that building had been pulled so it had been without power for a while, but there was a service wire running into the top of the building that was still connected.” Waelder city administrator Avery

Williams confirmed that power to the facility had been shut off for at least a year, which leaves arson in play as a possibility for the fire’s cause. A few months ago, the site served as the location of a controversial clock burglary that is widely believed to be personal in nature. “This will be under investigation until we can get on-site and see what chemicals are actually there,” Williams said. “As far as I know, there is no timetable as to when that can happen but we don’t want somebody to go on the scene and get sick. Basically, the site is considered as being caustic until we can get to a point where we can find out for sure. Any changes in status will be made by the state’s fire marshal.” At any rate, Ramirez is grateful for the assistance and prompt response he received from both the Gonzales and Ottine volunteer fire departments. “I just want to thank those agencies,” he said. “Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to contain that fire. They were a big help. The firefighters we have here in Waelder are a strong group. I’m very blessed as a chief to have them under my command.” No injuries were reported from the scene.



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The man who skipped out on his sentencing earlier this year found out just how much worse he made his situation. Jose Manuel Garza, 39 of San Antonio, was one of the six defendants who went to trial on charges of cruelty to livestock animals in March. The defendants were all found guilty for their roles in a cockfighting ring that was broken up in January 2011 in Gonzales County. All of the defendants were sentenced to various terms of probation with the stiffest being four years. Garza did not attend court for the sentencing, which led to a bench warrant being issued for his arrest. He appeared in 2nd25th District Court on Wednesday facing charges of cruelty to livestock animals, bail jumping and failure to appear. Garza had worked out a plea agreement with

the State in which he will spend one year in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for the cruelty charge and four years for the other charge. “You have managed to make the biggest mountain out of the smallest molehill that I’ve ever seen as a judge,” Kirkendall told him after he accepted the agreement. “This could have been taken care of easily, but now look what you’ve gotten yourself into.” Garza will receive 56 days of credit for the time he served in the Gonzales County Jail. The court also denied the motion for a new trial for Johnnie Ray Johnson, who was convicted of robbery in a jury trial in March. Johnson was accused of taking the cash register from D&D Liquor Store in January 2012. He was originally charged with aggravated robbery and resisting arrest, and was also alleged to have injured the

store clerk’s during the commission of the crime. It was Johnson’s fifth felony conviction after previously being found guilty on charges of burglary (1975), burglary of a habitation (1979), aggravated robbery (1982) and burglary of a habitation (1988). Those charges resulted in sentences totaling 81 years in prison. Also on the docket was the case of 22-year old Jesus Fidencio Padilla of Gonzales. According to published reports, five years ago Padilla and another man allegedly stole a pickup truck near County Road 237, three miles north of Gonzales. They drove it until it stalled out and jumped onto a tractor which they subsequently crashed into a camper trailer, causing both vehicles and a building to burst into flames. The incident led to six charges being filed on Padilla, but he has a plea agreement with the State which will drop three of them. He is now facing

Look Who’s Turning 100!
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Happy Birthday Wanda Simmons!
That day you hoped would not arrive, but it did, cos you turned Fifty-Five!

Malcolm Lee Gescheidle
July 20, 2013 • 12:00pm-??? First Lutheran Church 1206 N. St. Joseph St., Gonzales, Texas
Meat will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert. In honor of Malcolm’s 100th birthday and his service to his country, there will be a “formation flyover” of 6 World War II Airplanes. This will take place after lunch is served. The flyover is being coordinated by Robbie Vajdos

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charges of arson with intend to damage a habitat/ place of worship, arson, and burglary of a habitation. Kirkendall ordered a pre-sentencing investigation on Padilla and will decide whether or not to agree with the State’s recommendation of 15 years in TDCJ on August 7. In other developments, the court: • Ordered a pre-sentencing investigation for Forrest Kurt Hatfield, who was charged last Decemeber with driving while intoxicated (3rd or more). Hatfield has a plea agreement where he will spend six years on probation in lieu of serving eight years in TDCJ. • Sentenced DeShawn Ramon Johnson to six years in TDCJ. Johnson, who was charged last September with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, will receive 73 days of credit for time served in the county jail. • Sentenced Phillp Martinez to 18 months in a State Jail facility. Martinez was charged in March 2011 with theft of stolen property less than $1,500 (two or more convictions). He will receive credit for 389 days. • Accepted the plea agreement of Scott Gene Schulte, who was charged with driving while intoxicated (3rd or more) in June 2012. Schulte will serve 10 years on probation and will also have to spend time in a TDCJ Substance Abuse Felony Program facility.

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York, NY 10001. The family had received friends at the funeral home Friday evening. Services were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. val Reserve Association, a member of the South Central Texas Water Advisory Committee, a charter member of the Gonzales Elks Club, a member of the Gonzales Masonic Lodge # 30 AF & AM for over 50 years, a member and past–president of the Gonzales Rotary Club, a member of the Gonzales American Legion, Gonzales VFW, he was a member and past president of the Gonzales County A & M Club, he had served a number of times as a Director of the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce, was named an honorary member of the Gonzales Fire Department and named Citizen of the Year in 1986. Calvin had served in advisory capacities to the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, Edwards Aquifer Authority, the Lower Colorado River Authority and Texas Municipal League. After WWII, Calvin completed his degree and moved back to Gonzales where he worked for Boothe and Lewis, then the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company before finding his home with City of Gonzales. Calvin married the love of his life, Margaret Bright on November 29, 1952. Calvin and the city of Gonzales enjoyed his service as City Manager until his retirement from this position in March of 1987. He had received a multitude of honors and awards during his career in municipal government. He was recognized throughout the state for his knowledge and attention to detail in regard to municipal government, water, and power. Whether it was Calvin’s family history of all Spacek men earning the title Eagle Scout, the family history in service to country through the military or some magnificent personal need to make a difference; whatever it was that drove Calvin Spacek, the city and citizens of Gonzales are better off because he lived and served. To say he was a special man, loved and cherished by those who knew him, would be an incredible understatement. Calvin Spacek is the type of man that brings greatness to small town lore. Calvin is survived by his brother, F.J. Spacek, Jr. of Martinsburg, W.VA.; nephews, F.J. Spacek, III and wife Janie of Winchester, VA., Wells Bright and wife Cordieann of Haughton, LA.; niece by marriage, Patty Spacek of Prince George, VA.; niece, Ann Bright Thruston and husband Bryan of Dallas; great-nieces and nephews, Kyle and Debbie Crozier of Gonzales, Collins B. Crozier of New Braunfels, Carol Crozier and husband Pat Pringle of Rockport, Cindy Crozier Turner and husband Lowell of Gonzales, Lisa Thruston of Dallas, Patrick J. Spacek of Jacksonville, FL., Kristina M. Spacek Spivey and husband Scott of Chester, VA. He was preceded in death by his adoring wife of 53 years Margaret Bright Spacek and his parents. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kyle Crozier, Collins Crozier, Marcus Pridgeon, Lowell Turner, Brad Vollentine and Sandy Vollentine. Honorary Pallbearers were Pat Pringle, Bryan Thruston, Henry Holubec, Dan Blakemore and Frank “Joe” Spacek. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales First United Methodist Church 2013 Capital Campaign. The family had received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday evening. Services were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

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Annie Mae Bond, 1932-2013 Annie Mae Bond, 80, of Leesville, passed away Wednesday July 3, 2013. She was born December 7, 1932 in Gonzales to Richard and Olga Grauke Wilke. Annie married Herman Alex, Jr. on July 5th, 1950 in Seguin and after Herman passed away, Annie married Clyde Eugene Bond in December of 1972 in Gonzales. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Belmont Ladies Club. Annie had managed Bill’s Dollar Stores in Gonzales, Nixon, Luling and Shiner. She worked faithfully along side her husband with the Belmont Dog Track. Annie loved to dance, but there was nothing more important to her than the love she put into her family. She was a great cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her family, she was a perfectionist and each course of every meal was prepared with love. Annie adored her grandchildren and she showered them with love. When necessary, her manner of correction consisted merely of a snap of her fingers and order was restored. Annie worked tirelessly and loved passionately, she never met a stranger, and her warm heart drew everyone close to her. Certainly Annie was lead by her faith and the words of her savior “do unto others as you would them do unto you.” Annie Mae Bond is survived by her loving daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Ted Hicks of San Marcos, Patricia and Rickey Robinson of Tyler; son, Tyler Bond of Broadus, MT; sisters, Alvina Schneider of Victoria, Olga Schumann of Gonzales; brothers, Edward Wilke and his wife Jane of Edinburg, Walter Wilke of Cuero; grandchildren, Stacy Blackmon, Justin Blackmon, Kristin Blackmon, Brandy Green, Jennifer Carson, Gregory Burger, Angela Bond, Keith Bond, Tomi Moe, and Cody Robinson; great-grandchildren, Desiree, Katy, Derek, Blaine, Devon, Koby, Alese, Tristin B., Dylan, Lilah, Tristin G., and Addie. She was preceded in death by her first husband Herman Alex, Jr.; second husband, Clyde E. Bond; daughter, Katherine Alex; sisters, Hattie Breitschopf, Emma Breitschopf, Rosie Mae Alex; and brothers, Gus Wilke and Gottlieb Wilke. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. Interment followed in Gonzales Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Justin Blackmon, Gregory Burger, Chris Green, Devon Hunt, Derek Hunt and Paul Carson. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin, Harold and Herman Grauke. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New


Dolores Bustos, 1913-2013 Dolores Rivera Bustos, 99, of Nixon, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Stockdale. Dolores was born September 8, 1913 in Yorktown to Domingo and Guadalupe (Aguilar) Rivera. Her parents; husband, Juan Bustos Sr.; children, Jose and Domingo Bustos; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild preceded her in death. Dolores is survived by her children, Martina Ramirez (Adam) of Nixon, Otilia “Tillie” Rios (Ricardo) of Nixon, Nancy Williams of Seguin, Alfredo “Fred” Bustos (Hope) of Nixon, Juan Bustos Jr. (Janie) of Grand Prairie, Lupe Mendoza (Ed) of Lakewood, CA, Candy Bustos of Nixon, Delia Bustos of Nixon, Jimmy Bustos of Nixon and Jerry Bustos (Donna) of Leesville; 48 grandchildren; 81 great grandchildren and 13 great, great grandchildren. A visitation and prayer service took place Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon with Pastor Javier Santiesteban officiating. Interment followed in the Nixon Latin American Cemetery. You are welcome to sign the online guestbook at www.finchfuneralchapels. com. Arrangements with Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, 308 E. Third St., Nixon, Texas 78140, 830-5821521.


Alicia Cantu, 1924-2013 Alicia Cantu, 89, of Gonzales, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013. Alicia was born January 24, 1924 in Lockhart to Valarino Garcia and Guadalupe Trevino. Alicia had married Ventura Cantu and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Alicia was a hard working homemaker. She was a humble, good woman that imparted Christian values and beliefs in her children. She was strict while imparting wholesome values to her children, but it was because she loved them so deeply. Alicia taught her daughters how to make homemade tortillas, caldo, and tamales, how to sew and what it meant to be a good wife and mother. Her boys learned hard work by chopping wood for the stove and how to care for themselves and for their families. Alicia was a tremendous loving mother and grandmother, her children and grandchildren will think of her and remember Proverbs 31:28-29: Her children will rise up and call her blessed; her husband also as he praises her: “Many women have done excel-


lently, but you have surpassed them all.” Alicia had many passions, love of sewing, her faith, but her greatest passion was love of family. Alicia Cantu is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Teresa Guevara of Gonzales, Natalie Torres of Gonzales, Paula and Joaquin Gonzales of Gonzales and Victoria Martinez of Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Mary Frances Carrizales of Gonzales, Johnny and Rachel Carrizales of Troup, Guadalupe and Cindy Carrizales of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Kathy, Alice, Joey, Johnathon, Jennifer, Johnny, Jeremy, Jocelyn, Guadalupe, Jr., Eloseia, Susie, Cindy, Joe, Jr., Maria Isabel, Delilah, Maribel, Manuel, Margie, Joaquin Jr., Brenda, Raymond, Ronnie, Ricky, Alvin Jr., Bridgette, and Kristen; great-grandchildren, Derrick, Isaac, Ethan, Lorryn, Aubrey, Carsyn, Chance, Georgia, Joshua, Karly, Matthew, Tori, Chelsea, Courtney, Cicley, Cory, John, III, Elika, Brooklyn, Jordan, Noah, Raya, Edward, Zachary, Geno, Gena, Sierra, Joshua, Jalen, Braden, Zoey, Jaydin, Tyler, Kali, Kenzie, Tanner, Trace, Trent, Katherine, and Cassandra, Eliza, Brandon, Alyssa, Andrew, Marissa, Malorey, Boy, Harley, and Kyleigh; and greatgreat-grandchildren, Kayle, Connor, Lainey, Coby, David, Kolby and Bailee. She was preceded in death by her husband, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, grandsons, Roy Gonzales and Joey Torres and her son-in-law, Alvin Torres, Sr. A rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Monday at SeydlerHill Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Raaz officiating. Interment followed in St. James Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alvin Torres, Jr., Joaquin Gonzales, Jr., Joey Carrizales,

John Carrizales, Jr., Lupe Carrizales, Jr., and Joe Guevara, Jr. The family received friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Yolanda T. Solis, 1953-2013 Ms. Yolanda Solis departed this life on Monday, July 1, 2013. She was born to Mariano Morales and Angelita Camarillo on February 16, 1953 in Edna, Tx. She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales, TX. During her life time, she worked at the Cartwheel Lodge in the Dietary Service Department as a cook. She was a kind, considerate and loving person and will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her mother, two sisters and one brother. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Antonio Solis; four daughters, Rachel Cardoza, Nancy De Los Santos, Roxie Aldaco and Anna Martinez; five sons, Robert Reyes Jr. II, Rickey Reyes, David Reyes, Ruben Reyes and Rocky Reyes; two sisters, Linda Brasfield of San Marcos, TX., and Guadalupe Gonzales of Temple, TX; one brother, Robert Morales of Houston, TX.; 29 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and many friends. Services entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, 127 Hwy. 90A, Gonzales, TX. 830-672-1075.


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Calvin Earl Spacek, 1925-2013 Calvin Earl Spacek, 88, of Gonzales, passed away Wednesday July 3, 2013. Calvin was born March 15, 1925 in Granger to Frank J. and Hermina A. Martinets Spacek. Calvin graduated salutatorian of Gonzales High School’s Class of 1942. He graduated from Texas A & M College in the class of 1946 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering. Calvin served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during WWII and later retired from the Naval Reserves as a Commander of two Naval Reserve Divisions. Calvin was a 76-year member of the Gonzales First United Methodist Church where he had served as a Trustee and as treasurer. He was a life member of the Na-


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MaryAnn Ivey, Brian Ivey; and great-grandchildren, Carson Ivey and Carter Ivey. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathy Tieken, parents and brothers John Henry and Homes Williams Tieken. Funeral services celebrating the life of James Lynn Tieken were held Monday, July 8, 2013 with Hollas Hoffman officiating. Interment followed in Gonzales Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Gene Tieken, Casey Ivy, Kenny Gibson, Clayton Ivey, Toby Ivey, and Kevin Gibson. Honorary Pallbearers were Otto Ivey, Darrell Ivey, Tristin Pelletier, and Cody Ivey. In lieu of usual remembrances memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Ellen Cunningham, 92, longtime resident of San Antonio and widow of popular San Antonio Express State and Agriculture Editor, Bill Cunningham, died peacefully, July 1 at her daughter’s home in Georgetown. Ellen was born on February 11, 1921 in Gonzales, the youngest daughter of seven siblings who predeceased her. She grew up on a Depression-era farm in Gonzales County where one of her ancestors was the first Texian to rebuild after the community’s razing during the Texas Revolution. While living in Cuero she met Bill, a resident of the same boarding house and reporter for the Cuero Record after serving in Europe in World War II. They were married six months to the day later – August 3, 1946. Their son, William Low Cunningham was born March 19, 1949. In 1950, Bill took a job as Managing Editor of the Paris Texas News. The Red River border town’s climate proved hostile to her and she divided much of her time between there and her hometown with their son. Their dilemma was resolved in 1951 when Bill realized his dream of returning to San Antonio as a sportswriter for the Express. In 1953, the Cunninghams received a wel-

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James Lynn Tieken, 1946-2013 James Lynn Tieken, 67, of Gonzales, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013. James was born February 14, 1946 in Gonzales to Otto and Annie Englebach Tieken. Jimmy, as he was known to his close friends and family, graduated from Gonzales High School and worked in the oil fields. He married Kathy Elaine Ivey on September 8, 1978 in Leesville. Jimmy was a good man; he enjoyed joking around with his children and watching them laugh in their child-like way. He wasn’t perfect, only one on earth ever was perfect, but his children loved him deeply just the same. He encouraged them work hard for what they wanted, and that nothing worth having would come easy. He had served in the U.S. National Guard and he was a patriotic and loyal man. Jimmy found peace and comfort in listening to classic country music, where good men can still be good ol’ boys. James Lynn Tieken is survived by daughters, Charlissa Ann and Wayland Pelletier, Eva Louis Tieken; sons, James Leonard Ivey, Darrel Leon Ivey, Douglas Harmon Ivey and Duane Lynn Tieken and his fiancée Veronica. He is further survived by his sisters, Lena Rosa, Dolly Ann and Eddie Vasquez, Charlissa and Charles Balton, Angelyn and Gerald Koenig, Lisetta and Larry Tharp; brothers, Herald and Betty Tieken, Gearld and Charlotte Tieken, Donald and Annie Tieken, Dale and Martha Tieken; grandchildren, Clayton Ivey, Courtney Ivey, Otto Ivey, Casey Ivey, Magin Ivey, Cody Ivey, Darrell Ivey, Tristin Pelletier, Saigin Pelletier, Tylin Pelletier, Kyleigh Tieken, Delan Contreras, Kason Tieken, Hailey Contraras,



come addition to the family in daughter, Kaye. The 1950’s were to prove tough for the Cunninghams as Bill was stricken during the Polio Epidemic and kept alive by an iron lung and then undergoing therapy for several months. Left to raise two small children virtually by herself, Ellen tackled the task with the same grit she exhibited, when needed, all her life. To supplement Bill’s reduced income during his time of recovery, Ellen went to work for the City of San Antonio Fire Department in 1959 until she retired in 1993. During her time there, she not only tackled her many assigned duties but considered herself a “Surrogate Mother” to the fire fighters she so adored. She was a Lifetime Member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and served on many committees. Ellen was also a devoted fan of her beloved San Antonio Spurs. She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Kaye and Robert Worrell of Georgetown and Bill and Nevin Cunningham of San Marcos; four grandchildren, Catherine Warner, Stephanie Worrell, Andrew Cunningham and Jessica Corliss and her husband, Mike; three greatgrandchildren Natalia Ellen Cueva, Chole Michaela Cueva and Adelaide Quinn Corliss and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Hospice Austin for their care during the last two weeks of Ellen’s life, along with Visiting Angels, especially Carol Wilson. Visitation was held on Monday, July 8 at Porter Loring Mortuary on McCullough in San Antonio. Services were held Tuesday, July 9 at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio. Interment followed at 1:30 p.m. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with her beloved Bill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to Boysville, 8555 E. Loop 1604 N, Post Office Box 369, Converse, TX 78109 or www.boysvilletex. org. You are invited to sign the Guestbook at Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary, 800-460-2704.

The Gonzales Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. This month’s meeting will be on July 18, from 10-11 a.m. at Liford’s Books and Fine Art to discuss “The Time It Never Rained” by Elmer Kelton. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. 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. The 24th Beran Reunion will be held on August 11, 2013 at the St. Joseph Parish Hall in Moulton, Texas. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. Dinner will be served at noon. Each family is asked to bring 1 side (dressing, vegetable, salad or desert). Fried chicken will be provided. Please be sure to invite your immediate family. If you wish, please bring an item for the auction, adult door prize, or child door prize. Please RSVP no later than July 28 to: Georgie Wagner at (361)596-4509, Ann Kalisek at (361)596-7049 or (361)798-8686 cell or Vince Kalisek at email All retired bus drivers, janitorial staff, cafeteria and maintenance staff, secretaries, aides, teachers, and administrators are urged to join Gonzales County Retired Teachers and Texas Retired Teachers Association! Come to Café-onthe-Square July 16 at noon. Call Ann Laster (6727609) or Cheryl Meadows (672-7711) to reserve a meal or for information. Have a gardening question you need answered? Then take a break from the summer heat and humidity and come join the Gonzales Master Gardeners at their next “Summer Saturdays at Fair Street” at 9:30 a.m. on July 20 at 623 Fair Street. The event is free and open to the public. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and visit about home gardening with the Master Gardeners and other gardening related enthusiasts. For more information, call 713-582-0794. The registration for the 2013-2014 Gonzales Hermann Sons School of Dance has been scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Hermann Sons Hall in Gonzales. At the time of registration, proof of membership must be shown and a registration fee will be due. Students must be of proper age 3 through 17 on or before September 1, 2013. Classes will be set after registration. If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact Roberta at 830-203-9918, Sylvia at 830-8573762 or Tina T. at 830-857-6418 or Tina G. at 830 857-1332.

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vites Children to Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God from July 15-19, 5:30– 8:30pm each day. Kingdom Rock is for Kids age 3 to exiting 6th gr. T-shirts $5.00. For more information, 672-8521. Come and Join the fun at Vacation Bible School hosted by the Gonzales Church of Christ, July 21st-24th from 6-8 pm. We welcome ages 3 years to those who have completed the 4th grade to join in the excitement as we explore “Kingdom Rock” where kids stand strong for God. For more information call the church office at 672-2200 or email us at The annual Malatek Reunion will be held at the Elks Lodge in Gonzales on July 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. $2.00 at the door. Lunch at 12:00 noon, auction at 1:15. Fish Pond for children. Bring item for auction and a dessert. Please RSVP by July 15, 2013. Call: 830-437-2813 or 830-263-2763. Henson Chapel United Methodist Church invites everyone to join with us in celebrating our annual Four Season Tea Party on Sunday, July 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Edwards Association, 1427 Fly St. Gonzales. For more information, call Mrs. Florence Fryer at 672-7142. 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 Center, 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. 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. Donations of good used and new items for the sale are now being accepted through Friday, July 31. Items may be brought to the community room at Country Village Square from 8 a .m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 672-2877 for special arrangements.

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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, contact GLCC at 830-672-8291, text to 830-719-4522 or e-mail 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 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: 830263-0395 if you have ?s.

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Gonzales Knights of Columbus. 1st place ribs, 1st place fajitas. Team members are JoJo Kridler, Daniel Tomas, Joe Kotwig, Justin LaFleur, Kevin LaFleur and Joseph Kridler.

Bubba and the Boys. 2nd place chicken. Team members are Kevin Pirkle, Kirk Bennett, Kit Hodges and Bubba Pirkle.

Come & Take It Cookers. 2nd place fajita, 2nd place ribs, 1st place chicken. Team members are Wade Zella, Mike Zella and Cameron Zella.

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Odie’s Ribs and Beans Smackers. 1st place beans. Beverly Bond, Raul Contreras, Kathy Balderas, Chris Cerda, Lexus Cerda, Paige Cantu and Joseph Rosnhauer.

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McAda went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the state semifinal against Salado and was 2-for-3 in the final versus Hughes Springs. He was also the winner pitcher after scattering five hits in seven innings with five strikeouts. For his performance in the state tournament game, McAda was named the State Tournament MVP. “It is every young pitcher’s dream to pitch in the state game especially when you are a senior and it is your last high school game,” he said. McAda was very grateful for all his Brahma teammates and the memories they made playing ball together. “I love my teammates and they will be missed but we will stay in touch,” he said. Cook said he was very thankful for all of the support given to the 2013 Brahmas. “It was very exciting for our program, school district and community to win the title,” Cook said.


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When a high school team reaches and wins the state tournament, everyone from the players to the school employees, students and all of the town’s residents will talk about the accomplishment for years to come. The Hallettsville Brahmas won their first state championship since 1997, when the Brahmas claimed the crown in Class 3A. Hallettsville 2013 graduate Reagan McAda has been chosen as The Gonzales Cannon 2013 Baseball Player of the Year and Brahmas head coach Calvin “Shorty” Cook has been named The Cannon’s 2013 Baseball co-Head Coach of the Year. “It feels really good to win this award,” McAda said. “I am still on cloud nine from winning the state title.” The motivation for a run to claim state started when McAda and his teammates were kids playing little

league and peaked last year when the Brahmas fell in the regional finals to Jarrell, who went on to win the crown that year. “Before this season, the seniors met and said this is it. It’s more than a dream,” McAda said. “We played well all through the year.” Hallettsville did lose a playoff warmup game to Cameron Yoe and used that game as extra motivation in the playoffs. “We took that game to heart and went on,” McAda said. “The biggest challenge to winning a state title was getting through the playoffs with all of the good 2A teams that made the playoffs. McAda had a 10-0 record with 101 strikeouts, 28 walks, 22 runs and 14 earned runs on 48 hits in 81 innings and had an ERA of 1.21. At the plate, McAda had 40 hits in 113 at-bats with 37 runs, 11 doubles, one triple and 37 RBI. He also managed to steal eight bases, had an on base average of .453 and .469 slugging percentage.

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“The community gave a lot of support and we have so many thank-you’s to lots and lots of people. The Brahmas started the season well then went through a slight lull, but rebounded quickly. Hallettsville dropped an early-season contest to the Yoakum Bulldogs and lost a district game to Schulenburg. “The kids responded well to those losses,” Cook said. “They knew they had to work hard.” He said the Brahmas

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were playing their best baseball during the playoffs. “When you play very well in the postseason, good things are going to happen,” Cook said. In the state tournament, Hallettsville got by Salado, 16-3, in a five-inning contest. “I felt Salado was a lot better than what they showed,” Cook said. In the title game, Hallettsville did battle with Hughes Springs, winning

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4-2 to cap a 33-3 season. “That game was between the two best teams of 2A,” Cook said. “We just made a couple of more plays to win.” He said being named one of the coaches of the year is a very special honor with all of the work and accomplishments of other area coaches. “This award also goes to show the hard work of the young Hallettsville men who play the game,” Cook ALL-CANNON, Page B2

Grant named MOP Lester, Goodman head for national high school rodeo finals at football camp

Gonzales’ Loni Lester (shown here with Mayor Bobby Logan) and Cade Goodman of Flatonia both earned berths to the National High School Rodeo Association, which will be held July 14-20 in Rocksprings Wyoming. (File photos)


Loni Lester’s second appearance at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo gets underway July 14 in Rocksprings, Wyoming. She will be competing in girl’s goat tying at nationals. “I am a little nervous about the finals,” she said. “But I did go to Nationals my freshman year, in a different event. I went in poles.” Nevertheless, Lester will have to give the same solid performance.

“I will have to make three fast runs like I did at state,” she said. “Hopefully, it will work into getting a top place.” Lester said she can expect contestants from Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Dakota and South Dakota to do very well in goat tying. At Nationals, Lester will be competing against and with the best from the entire country. Being from the Lone Star state does give Lester some help in having a chance to do well. “It is going to be competitive but Texas is one of the most competitive states

in high school rodeo,” she said. “I will just have to work hard like I had to at the Texas state finals.” Before hitting up Rock Springs, Lester will compete at events in Dallas and Shawnee, Okla. She will get the chance to do goat tying in Shawnee. “I’d like to thank my family and friends for putting up with me as I compete at Nationals,” she said. Lester will be joined in Wyoming by Flatonia’s Cade Goodman, who came in first place at the Texas high school finals in the steer wrestling event. He had time of 5.40 sec-

onds in the First Go, 6.75 in the Second Go and 5.54 in the Short Go for a total time of 17.69 and total points of 57. Like Lester, this is not the first time Goodman will be competing at Nationals. He took part in the national junior high finals while in the eighth grade and was in the high school national finals two years ago as a sophomore, competing in steer wrestling on both occasions. “I am pretty excited to be going to Nationals,” Goodman said. “I have a RODEO, Page B2

Keiran Grant of Gonzales was named the Most Outstanding Player for the 11-12 year old division at the Contact Football Camp held last month in San Antonio. (Photo by Mark Lube)


Gonzales resident and incoming seventh grader Kieran Grant received an outstanding-player award at a camp he was at last month. Grant attended the Contact Football Camp from June 17-22 at the University of Incarnate Word in San

Antonio. He won the Contact Football Camp Most Outstanding Player award for the 11-12-year-old division. “It was great to win this award,” Grant said. “The coaches at the camp taught me a lot of things about football.” At the camp, Grant GRANT, Page B3

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Second Team Pitchers: Garrett Lika, sr, Karnes City; Raul Tovar, sr, Nixon-Smiley; Mikey Bigham, soph, Schulenburg; Kory Smith, sr, Hallettsville; Jared Zumwalt, frosh, Luling Infielders: Josh Alvarez, jr, Luling; Jared Van Auken, jr, NixonSmiley; Dillon Zaionta, sr, Poth; Gage Haley, jr, Stockdale; Trevor Beaver, jr, Karnes City; Josh Martinez, jr, Karnes City. Catcher: Dylan Kerr, jr, Hallettsville. Outfielders: Thomas Krawietz, soph, Poth; Colton Bubela, sr, Schulenburg; Tristan Martinez, jr, Stockdale; Jacob Puente, sr, Karnes City; Juan Ordonez, jr, Luling. Designated Hitter: Jacob Rehak, jr, Schulenburg. Utility: Mikey Opela, sr, Stockdale. Specialty: Warren Lopez, sr, Nixon-Smiley; Dusty Moster, sr, Stockdale. 28-1A All District Team MVP: Alex Delgado, sr, Weimar. Co-Offensive MVPs: Brady Cejka, jr, Shiner; Seth Helmcamp, jr, Weimar. Defensive MVP: Will Bruns, jr, Flatonia. Newcomer: Marcus Mica, soph, Flatonia. First Team Pitchers: Justin Rosenhauer, sr, Weimar; John Blaha, soph, Weimar; Josh Velasquez, sr, Flatonia; Jacob Stafford, jr, Shiner; Clay Koudela, sr, Louise; Benny Garcia, jr, Ganado. Catchers: Cole Strauss, sr, Shiner; Thomas Parks, jr, Ganado; Chris Kutac, soph, Louise. Infielders: Livan Cedillo, frosh, Flatonia; Tyler Patek, soph, Shiner; Dayton Milner, frosh, Weimar; Clay Kainsteiner, sr, Weimar; Kyle Sparkman, sr, Ganado. Utility: Jase Bill, frosh, Louise. Second Team Pitchers: Caleb Shendel, jr, Yorktown; Jacob Hochdorf, frosh, Yorktown; Cody Plant, soph, Ganado. Catcher: Lane Strieber, sr, Yorktown. Infielders: Ty Condel, frosh, Shiner; Billy Jones, frosh, Ganado; Chase Svatek, soph, Ganado; Carson Hollas, soph, Weimar; Casen Novak, frosh, Flatonia; Chantz Hefelfinger, jr, Louise; Hunter Koudela, jr, Louise. Outfielders: Graysen Ulrich, jr, Weimar; Gus Venegas, soph, Flatonia; Marcus Ramirez, sr, Yorktown. Utility: Dylan Martin, sr, Yorktown.

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28-2A All District Team Co-Coaches of the Year: Karl Saenz, Schulenburg; Calvin “Shorty” Cook, Hallettsville. District MVP: Hayden Besetzny, sr, Schulenburg. Offensive MVP: Will Wallace, sr, Hallettsville. Defensive MVP: Reagan McAda, sr, Hallettsville. Newcomer of the Year: Blaine Besetzny, frosh, Schulenburg. First Team Pitchers: Ross Bluadu, jr, Schulenburg; Ryan Larison, sr, Luling; Chris Jones, sr, Hallettsville; Bandy Larison, Stockdale. First Base: Trayden Staton, jr, Luling. Second Base: Nate Kowalik, soph, Hallettsville. Shortstop: Carson Schindler, sr, Hallettsville. Third Base: Anthony Perales, jr, Luling. Infielders: Alex Lara, soph, Schulenburg; Miguel Hernandez, sr, Stockdale; Weston Seay, soph, Hallettsville. Catcher: Wesley Kutac, jr, Schulenburg. Outfielders: Blake Lyssy, jr, Poth; Justin Reeves, jr, Hallettsville; Trevor Grabarkewitz, soph, Luling; Victor Mondragon, sr, Schulenburg; Phillip Vaughan, sr, Karnes City. Designated Hitter: Tait Schindler, sr, Hallettsville. Utility: Zach Lyssy, sr, Poth Specialty: Aaron Werlien, sr, Luling.

Here are the results from the Shiner Half Moon Fun Run held last Saturday in Shiner (place, name, time) 5K Run 1st, James Adam, 18:17; 2nd , Bradley Pesek, 19:04; 3rd, Jacob Tucker, 20:09; 4th, Ruben Flores, Jr., 20:28; 5th, Felix Duran, 20:50; 6th, Campbell, Willfong, 21:09; 7th, Acension Fierro, 21:42; 8th, Craig Fric, 22:38; 9th, Jim Brzozowski,

22:54; 10th, Kasey Spahn, 23:14; 11th, Lindsey Morkovsky, 23:38; 12th, Devin Lehnert, 23:44; 13th, Commie Hisey, 23:52; 14th, Pat Roller, 24:33; 15th, Roland Medellin, 24:36; 16th, Steve Evans, 24:49; 17th, Aaron Wilfert, 24:52; 18th, Joshua Rozsypal, 24:56; 19th, Kevin Henneke, 24:59; 20th, Eric Deba, 25:14; 21th , Travis Bethany, 25:24; 22nd, Maggie Willfong, 26:01; 23rd, Emma Morgan, 26:09; 24th, Monington Clark, 26:17; 25th, Larry Ullman, 26:31; 26th, Stacey Davis, 26:32; 27th, Luciano Garcia, 27:00; 28th, Matt Cerny, 27:01; 29th, Allison Guettner, 27:11; 30th, Kelle Pilat, 27:28; 31st, Emily Migl, 27:43; 32nd, Adrienne Hardaway, 27:52; 33rd,Doug Leecock, 28:11; 34th, Robert Koenning, 28:14; 35th, Charlene Willfong, 28:24; 36th, Alicia Fikac, 28:34; 37th, Kayla Boening, 28:35; 38th, Clay Harrison, 28:37; 39th, Ayden Tran, 28:43; 40th, Krystina Tran, 28:45; 41th , Russell Blessing, 28:51; 42nd, Mark Lube, 28:54; 43rd, Brandi Werner, 28:59; 44th, Angela Valis, 29:14; 45th, Irene Reinhart, 29:25; 46th, Aimee Mar, 29:30; 47th, Brian Thornburg, 29:33; 48th, Gloria Mar, 29:40; 49th, Evan Haenel, 29:48; 50th, Alex Tran, 29:49; 51th, Alicia Gale, 30:09; 52nd, Matt Machacek, 30:17; 53rd, Becca Puckett, 30:28; 54th, Keri Mikulencak, 30:29; 55th,Stephanie Schlauch, 30:30; 56th, Patrick Guevara, 30:38; 57th, Ken Willfong, 30:41; 58th, Kyle Caldwell, 30:42; 59th, Mallory Grabarkavietz, 30:43; 60th, Kara Tuch, 30:44; 61st, Clau-

dio Elias, Jr., 30:46; 62nd, Hannah Kocian, 31:14; 63rd, Shonda Stallings, 31:18; 64th, Britta Hollingsworth, 31:19; 65th, Sonia Garcia, 31:31; 66th, Monica Morales, 31:32; 67th, Nina Autry, 31:44; 68th, Nicole Schwab, 31:57; 69th, Chris Hundl, 32:00; 70th, Sherrae Brissette, 32:08; 71th, Christopher Brissette, 32:09; 72nd, Danielle Ingram, 32:10; 73rd, Laurie Kovar, 32:33; 74th, Justin Zubetz, 32:41; 75th, Carli Elias, 32:46; 76th, David Kasper, 32:48; 77th, Daniel Driskel, 32:55; 78th, Brittany Roller, 32:58; 79th, Kay Roller, 32:59; 80th, Amber Shimek, 33:23; 81th, Brooke Otto, 33:44; 82nd,Lora Tschappatt; 83rd, Matthew Kaden, 33:49; 84th, Gary Dacke, 34:07; 85th,Jay Conally, 34:10; 86th, Linda Yeagy, 34:13; 87th, Lauren Miller, 34:27; 88th, Walter McClung, 34:41; 89th, Brenda Fluitt, 34:45; 90th, Terri Chrismon, 34:47; 91st, Olivia Herrera, 34:48; 92nd, Reyna Adams, 34:49; 93rd, Brianna Noska, 34:50; 94th, Lisa Noska, 34:51; 95th, Aubrey Cann, 35:06; 96th, Denise Haenel, 35:35; 97th, Ryan Faulds, 35:38; 98th, John Schultz, 35:47; 99th, Colleen Guevara, 36:04; 100th, Christie Otto, 36:17; 101st, Linda Bright, 36:48; 102nd, Kim Duran, 37:11; 103rd, Lori Machacek, 37:28; 104th, Luciano Garcia, 37:46; 105th, Sandra Juarez, 38:06; 106th, 38:40; 107th, Denise Moncrief, 38:52; 108th, Aundrea Grumbo, 38:55; 109th, Sara Deba, 38:55; 110th, Carolyn Hilscher, 40:03; 111th, Barbara Kubecka, 40:05; 112th, Rachel Stein, 40:08;

113th, Judy Richards, 40:28; 114th, Mickie Aguilar, 40:59; 115th, William Lawrence, 43:40; 116th, Sandra Markovsky, 44:07; 117th, Dani Stock, 44:12; 118th, Ronnie Stock, 44:12; 119th, Chris Richards, 44:14; 120th, Monica Bradford, 44:49; 121st, Darlene Valenta, 45:31; 122nd, Angie Mayer, 52:17; 123rd, Amanda Jenson, 53:20; 124th, Darcy Faulds, 53:21; 125th, Charles Faulds, 53:21; 126th, Becky Osgood, 54:49; 127th,Tom Osgood, 54:50; 128th, Nancy Keamerer, 55:52; 129th, Christopher Ochoa, 58:19; 130th, Amanda Ochoa, 58:26; 131th, Rachel Dobson, 58:29; 132th, Chelsea Brown, 1:04:15; 133rd, Nicole Ochoa, 1:05:01; 134th, Rick Ochoa, 1:05:02; 135th, Kim Brown, 1:05:04; 136th, Linda Zimmerman, 1:05:05; 137th, Andrea Schaefer, 1:16:41. 10K Run 1st, Luis Zavala, 39:41; 2nd, Taylor Stephens, 41:04; 3rd, Kevin Schaefer, 41:22; 4th, Jonathan Beal, 42:29; 5th, Cassidy High, 48:47; 6th, Roland Kalina, 49:12’ 7th, Richard Knapp, 52:32; 8th, Nancy DeLeon, 52:34; 9th, Joey Blessing, 54:00; 10th, Marcy Herndon, 56:16; 11th, Heather Cerny, 56:29; 12th, B.J. Aldridge, 57:45; 13th, Kristi Koudelka, 58:41; 14th, Samantha Siegel, 59:23; 15th, Courtney Morkovsky, 1:00:37; 16th, Paul Cerda, 1:02:47; 17th, Elizabeth Sommerfield, 1:03:49; 18th, Anna Bartos, 1:04:47; 19th, Sheila Gordon, 1:15:19; 20th, Rebecca Park, 1:24:03; 21th, John O’Neill, 1:28:51.

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said. Flatonia’s Shawn Bruns was also named co-Head Coach of the Year after his Bulldogs were regional finalists this year after advancing to the area round in 2012. Flatonia finished the season with a 21-11 record, falling in the regional finals to Weimar. “Our 2013 season was special, as is every season,” Bruns said. “Every season the faces and people change, but we will always look back in years to come and feel we were playing some of our best baseball at the end of this season and that is all we want every year.” The younger Flatonia players quickly discovered and worked on their role on the team. “Every year you have to replace your last senior class with newbies,” Bruns said. “This year the newbies really came on throughout the season. Our young ball players as well as our seasoned veterans bought into the team concept and started believing and depending on each other.” Losing two close games in the 2012 area-round series to Fayetteville, who would go on to win the 1A title, was the source of the Flatonia push that got them three rounds farther

in 2013. “We were so close in 2012, when we lost in the second round 2-1 and 3-1 to the eventual state champions,” Bruns said. “So I knew our upperclassmen were going to be hungry going into this season.” He said a couple of district games produced the turning points for the Bulldogs. “The first one came after we changed up our defensive lineup after losing our first district game to Weimar,” Bruns said. “The second was during our comeback win in our last district ball game against Shiner.” He gave credit to the players for winning the award. “I am really so proud of our young men,” he said. “They really showed what a team can do when you stick together and fight for a common cause. What a great game baseball is when you play it right.”
2013 All-Cannon Baseball Team Player of the Year: Reagan McAda, sr, Hallettsville, co-Head Coaches of the Year: Calvin (Shorty) Cook, Hallettsville; Shawn Bruns, Flatonia Pitchers Chris Jones, sr, Hallettsville. 10-0, 51 1/3 innings , 81 strikeouts, 17 walks, 42 hits, 19 runs, 12 earned runs, 1.63 ERA, 30 putouts, 11 assists, 1 error, 109 at bats, .413 batting, 45 hits, 42 runs, 8 doubles, 7 triples, 1 home run, 33 RBI, 11 stolen bases, .518 OBA, .642 slugging.

Cole Hybner, sr, Shiner St. Paul. 9-1 record, 51 innings, 95 strikeouts, 1.24 ERA, .547 batting, 44 runs, 7 doubles, 5 triples, 3 home runs,31 stolen bases, .716 OBA, all-state tournament team, academic all state,. Marcus Mica, soph, Flatonia. 9-2 record, 2 saves, 75 innings, 80 strikeouts, 37 walks, 62 hits, 25 runs, 17 earned runs, 1.59 ERA, hit .410, 41 hits, 33 runs, 6 doubles, 4 triples, 30 RBI,13 stolen bases, .466 OBA, .511 slug, .866 fielding average. Raul Tovar, sr, Nixon-Smiley. 2-6 record, 48 innings, 35 strikeouts, 20 walks, 75 hits, 66 runs, 44 earned runs, 6.42 ERA, .440 batting, 22 hits, 15 runs, 5 doubles, 13 RBI, .621 OBA, .697 slugging Ryan Kvinta, sr, Yoakum. 6-1 record, 45 2/3 innings, 58 strikeouts, 34 walks, 19 hits, 16 runs, 11 earned runs, 1.69 ERA, 73 at bats, 15 hits, 15 runs, 3 doubles, 7 RBI, .205 batting, .293 OBA, .247 slugging, Tyler Janota, sr, Gonzales. 6-5 record, 74 innings, 109 strikeouts, 2.93 ERA. Catchers Will Bruns, jr, Flatonia. .972 fielding average, 96 at bats, 39 hits, .406 batting average, 48 runs, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 23 RBI, 20 stolen bases, .495 OBA, .465 slugging average. Dustin Ohrt, sr, Cuero. 22 assists, .305 batting, 37 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 16 RBI, 17 stolen bases, .441 OBA, .402 slugging, 3-0 pitching record, 21.2 innings, 17 strikeouts, 16 walks, 22 hits, 14 earned runs, 4.52 ERA. Dakota Kresta, sr, Shiner St. Paul. 6-12 throwing out runners stealing in 24 games, .255 batting, 25 runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 22 RBI, 10 stolen bases, .432 OBA. Infielders Carson Schindler, sr, Hallettsville. 19 putouts, 59 assists, 8 errors, 7 double plays 125 at bats, 61 hits, .488 batting, 64 runs, 8 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 20 stolen bases, 46 RBI, .570 OBA,

.664 slugging. Will Wallace, sr, Hallettsville. 207 putouts, 7 assists, 3 errors, 118 at bats, 55 hits, .466 batting, 41 runs, 14 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 51 RBI, 1 stolen base, .535 OBA, .661 slugging Austin Johnson, jr, Cuero. .935 fielding, .387 batting average, 42 runs, 4 doubles, 22 RBI, 23 stolen bases, .485 OBA, 6-7 pitching record, 66 innings, 79 strikeouts, 35 walks, 67 hits, 25 earned runs, 2.65 ERA. Blake Reeve, sr, Cuero. .940 fielding, 124 putouts, .351 batting, 23 runs, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 31 RBI, 13 stolen bases, .429 OBA, .464 slugging. Colby Schrade, sr, Shiner St. Paul. 8 errors out of 80 attempts, .538 batting, 37 runs, 5 doubles, 7 triples, 1 home run, 25 RBI, 29 stolen bases, .680 OBA, 7-1 pitching record, 26 innings, 34 strikeouts, all state tournament team. Tyler Morgan, sr, Shiner St. Paul. 3 errors in 28 attempts, .464 batting, 27 runs, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 38 RBI, 4 stolen bases, .519 OBA, all state tournament team. Timmy Blakeney, jr, Yoakum. 85 at bats , 29 hits. 341 batting, 21 runs, 4 doubles, 4 triples, 1 home run, 13 RBI, 9 stolen bases, .348 OBA, .369 slugging, 4-2 pitching record, 3 saves, 39 2/3 innings, 67 strikeouts, 12 walks, 35 hits, 24 runs, 16 earned runs, 2.28 ERA. Reagan Jacobs, jr, Yoakum. 103 at bats, 31 hits, .301 batting, 16 runs, 2 doubles, 1 triple. 1 home run, 14 RBI, 7 stolen bases, .348 OBA, .369 slugging. Brady Cejka, jr, Shiner. .905 fielding average, .427 batting, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 18 stolen bases. Outfielders Josh Velasquez, sr, Flatonia. .881 fielding average, 6-5 pitching record with 2 saves, 58 innings, 52 strikeouts, 25 walks, 64 hits, 41 runs, 24 earned runs, 2.90 ERA, 107 at bats, 41 hits, .383 batting average, 34 runs, 5 doubles, 4 triples, 26 RBI, 14 stolen bases, .400

OBA, .442 slugging average. Logan Goebel, sr, Cuero. .950 fielding, .327 batting, 35 runs, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 29 RBI, 6 stolen bases, .434 OBA, .477 slugging. Clint Davis, jr, Cuero. 8 outfield assists, .368 batting, 35 runs, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 35 RBI, 6 stolen bases, .465 OBA, .547 slugging, 4-3 pitching record, 35 innings, 36 strikeouts, 29 walks, 31 hits, 20 earned runs, 4.00 ERA. Adam Hollenbach, sr, Shiner St. Paul. 0 errors, .375 batting, 36 runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 20 RBI, 27 stolen bases, .560 OBA. Tanner Davis, sr, Shiner St. Paul. 0 errors, .327 batting, 16 runs, 1 double, 3 triples, 2 home runs, 17 RBI, 8 stolen bases, .435 OBA. Keith Ratley, sr, Yoakum. 95 at bats, 31 hits, .326 batting, 23 runs, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 20 RBI, 23 stolen bases, .394 OBA, .505 slugging. Justin Reeves, jr, Hallettsville. 37 putouts, 1 assists, 5 double plays, 95 at bats, 42 hits, .442 batting, 41 runs, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 41 RBI, 4 stolen bases, .505 OBA, .568 slugging. Utility Brayden Sievers, sr, Cuero. .337 batting, 24 runs, 3 doubles, 19 RBI, 9 stolen bases, .500 OBA, 3-2 pitching record, 41 innings, 41 strikeouts, 23 walks, 39 hits, 13 earned runs, 2.22 ERA, 2 complete game playoff wins. Jacob Stafford, jr, Shiner. .387 batting, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 12 stolen bases, 7-4 pitching record, 88 strikeouts, 2.15 ERA. Nate Kowalik, soph, Hallettsville. 23 putouts, 44 assists, 5-2 pitching record, 2 saves, 29 2/3, 55 strikeouts, 12 walks, 12 hits, 8 runs, 4 earned runs, .944 ERA, 106 at bats, .377 batting, 40 hits, 38 runs, 7 doubles, 29 RBI, 6 stolen bases, .492 OBA, .443 slugging. Honorable Mention — Devin Benes, sr, Gonzales; Laddie Patek,

sr, Shiner St. Paul; Dylan Barton, Shiner St. Paul; Mitchell McElroy, sr, Shiner St. Paul Jared Van Auken, jr, Nixon-Smiley; Will Thurmond, soph, Yoakum; Ryan Larison, sr, Luling; Trayden Staton, jr, Luling, Anthony Perales, jr, Luling; Trevor Grabarkewitz, soph, Luling; Aaron Werlien, sr, Luling; Cade Brewer, sr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart; Casey Jirkovsky, jr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart, Michael Zarauba, jr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart.


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feel for it since this will be my second time. I know the steer will be pretty strong.” He said at the national finals, he will need to go out and have solid, clean runs to get his times in low 5’s or high 4’s to get an average good enough to compete in the Short Go. “After I qualify for the Short Go, I will just have to go from there,” Goodman said. He said he appreciates all the support from family and friends. “I could not do it without the support of people behind me,” Goodman said.

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Perez-Clack shines at TA Combine CYFL registration
Gonzales senior Zach Perez-Clack was named the Top Defensive Lineman at the TA Combine on June 29, which was attended by Class of 2014 prospects. He had good performances in the position drills and 1-on-1’s and set a combine record by benching 225 pounds 18 times. His shuttle time was 5.12 seconds and he reached 7 feet, 10 inches on the broad jump. Perez-Clack had a successful junior season, on both sides of the ball, in which he was named First Team All-District Center and Second Team All-District Defensive Tackle. At the center, he was able to record 70 knockdowns and 45 pancakes. On the defensive side, he racked up three forced fumbles, a trio of sacks, 50 solo tackles, and 10 tackles for losses. According to the TA Scouting Scoop, PerezClack is a strong, constant presence in the backfield. He knows how to stay low and always penetrates the line of scrimmage. He can

pickles, onions and sauce. The price per plate is $8. The event is being held to help send the team’s 13 qualifiers to the AAU Junior Olympics Meet in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Benefit golf tournament The Rally for Ali Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, July 21 at the Yoakum Golf Course, beginning at 1 p.m. The event, which will be hosted by the Yoakum Women’s Golf Association, is a fundraiser for Ali Beal of Shiner, who is fighting Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer. All proceeds from the event will go to help defray her medical expenses. The tournament will be a four-person handicapped formulated scramble (max team handicap is 60, max individual awarded is 20). Entry fee is $200 per team and includes a meal. Cart rental is additional and may be reserved by calling the Club House at 361-2935682. The first 18 teams will accepted. Deadline is Sunday, July 21 at noon. Prizes will be awarded to 1st & 2nd Gross and 1st & 2nd Net. Ties played off on card. Prizes will also be awarded for Longest Drive & Closest to Pin. The Jackpot Hole will be played on #9 for a $10 entry. To enter or for additional information, contact tournament directors Dee Sandelovic (361-293-1219) or Julie Smith (361-293-1821).

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learn to use his hands better, but is still able to outduel bigger offensive linemen. Sexton runs on secondplace mile-relay team Gonzales’ Krisslyn Sexton was part of the USA Women’s 16-17 division mile relay team that won second place in the Down Under Sports track and field meet July 5-7 at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus in Southport, Australia. Sexton, Briana Hall, Armonni Hicks and Kateland Fullerton combined to finish the race in 4 minutes, 16.91 seconds. Sexton also came in 14th in the Women 16-17 400-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 65.57 seconds.

High Cheerleaders are doing a WE’VE GOT SPIRIT drawing. All tickets are $3 and there are tons of prizes to win. To enter, just locate a junior high cheerleader or you can find someone to help you at the school for your chance 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.

entering late stages
Cannon News Services les location today 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. For more information, contact Gonzales area representative Gary Clack at 361-275-1156. • 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

Happy Birthday
July 10 Vernene Corby July 13 Wanda Simmons July 14 Samantha Villa July 15 Derrick Helms July 21 Floyd Toliver

G-Town Striders Junior Olympics fundraiser The G-Town Striders summer track program will be holding a barbecue plate fundraiser on July 19 at Mt. Pilgrim Church Cafeteria, starting at 11 a.m. and ending when sold out. The plates will consist GJH cheerleader drawof barbecue chicken and ing sausage, buttered potatoes, The Gonzales Junior green beans, dessert, bread,

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 are: • Cuero 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 Cardinal football camp Registration will be held Shiner St. Paul High at Victoria College’s GonzaSchool will be holding football camp July 22-25 at the Shiner Starplex. There will be three sessions: grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. For information go to www. shinercatholicschool. org and click on Cardinal Continued from page B1 Football Camp link. played on both sides of the ball. On offense, he was a GHS volleyball camp running back and switched The Lady Apaches volley- to safety on defense ball camp will be July 22-25 Grant did agility and from 8:30-11 a.m. at the speed drills but the main GHS Special Events Center. thing was the camp allowed The camp will be for full-contact between playplayers incoming grades ers instead of using tackling 4-9 who will be taught fun- dummies. Campers went damental volleyball skills through three practices a and offensive/defensive day at UIW practice fields and its stadium, Benson team strategies. Stadium. Players should dress in TGrant said he started out Shirts, gym shorts and gym in the junior-high division, shoes. but was promoted to the Cost is $30 per camper. high-school group because For more information, of how he played. contact Anita Dement at “I liked getting the the field house at 830-672- chance to compete with other players at both posi6641. tions who are better than

GRANT: Aiming for success at GHS

me,” Grant said. Grant also played on the Gonzales 7-on-7 summer football team. “Coach (Ricky) Lock asked me if I would be interesting in playing with the 7-on-7 team this summer,” he said. He said the source of inspiration for him to play football came from his grandfather O.S. Grant, who starred at Edwards High School. Grant said he is looking forward to playing on the junior high team this year and has an ultimate goal of starting on the high school team. “I am looking forward to working with some great coaches (in junior high and high school),” he said.

Cibolo Creek Construction (formerly known as Field Construction), is currently working in an around the Eagleford Shale area. Our company specializes in building Frac Tanks/Fresh Water Ponds in excess of 70 to 100 thousand cubic yards of excavation, Facility Pads, Facility Pad Adjustments including Downsizing and Material Reclamation, and hourly projects as well. We have been working closely with Hunt Oil Company for the past two years on many of these types of projects with the honesty and dedication that the Oilfield related work requires and deserves. With two location in Bracken, TX and Gonzales, TX, our company can serve your needs throughout the Eagleford Shale area with east. We are also interested in expanding our work area into West Texas as well. Cibolo Creek Construction also specializes in New Subdivision Construction, consisting of Large Acreage Clearing, Demolition, Excavation, Street Construction, Concrete Curb, Asphalt Paving and Large Concrete Drainage Structures. Cibolo Creek Construction is insured & bonded to back our work 100%. The owner, Mr. John Stuart, has over 35 years of Site-work experience has been an owner for 15 plus years. We have a Licensed Professional Engineer that has 15 plus years of design and construction experience which offers our clients an added benefit of design build and value engineering. Our field employees are also very knowledgeable, hard working and equipped with modern and efficient heavy machinery, tools and have the capability to complete all site-work and excavation projects in a timely and safe manner.

Quality Work Guaranteed Frank A. Menard
(210) 651-9800•Mobile (210) 651-9821•Fax (210) 651-9821 • 18325 Bracken Drive•San Antonio, TX 78266

210-651-9800 Mia Natalino

Johnny Stuart

(210) 651-9800•Mobile (210) 872-1816•Fax (210) 651-9821 • 18325 Bracken Drive•San Antonio, TX 78266

(210) 651-9800•Mobile (210) 275-2981•Fax (210) 651-9821 • 18325 Bracken Drive•San Antonio, TX 78266

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specializing in the most updated & fashionable Nail Care * Shellac * Manicure * Acrylic Nails * Pedi Packages (Spa Chair) * Bath Salts * Paraffin * Gift Certificates * Offers Referral Program * Walk Ins Welcome & Appts. Sat. - By appt. Only

Hair It Is & Co. - welcomes Julie Jones

1402 St. Louis, Gonzales, TX. 78629 • 830-672-3904
Hair cuts, perms, Hi-lites, softball caps, Yellow Box, jewelry. New fashions arriving weekly

Hair It Is & Co.
Good Luck to 11 & 12 Year Old All Stars

Little League Page Sponsored by

Shiner girls win District 31 Championship

Tri-County All Stars

The Tri-County 18U Babe Ruth All-Star team went a perfect 6-0 to win the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor 18U Baseball Tournament this past weekend. Members of the TC All-Star squad are: (standing, from left) Manager Tony Shiner Junior League (13-14) Softball All-Stars defeated New Braunfels, 28-4 Neuendorff, Dakota Kresta (Shiner), Casey Morrow (Yoakum), Weston Wick (La last Tuesday to capture the District 31 Championship. Lauren Schuette, Morgan Grange), Carson Schindler (Hallettsville), Neiser (La Grange), Coach Russell Mason, and Bethany Nevlud all shared mound duties combining for a 3-hitGoebel, Coach Jack Crandall, (kneeling from left) Sam Patek (Yoakum), Blake ter. Shiner delivered 17 hits led by Mason (4 for 6), Claire Patek (2 for 3) and Michalec (Shiner), Justin Reeves (Hallettsville), John Patek (Yoakum), Alex Mackinly Pilat (2 for 3). Shiner is scheduled to begin Section IV tournament Delgado (Weimar), Zane Ponder (Flatonia), (sitting from left) John Michael play versus the District 27 champion this Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at the Victoria Blaha (Weimar), Chris Jones (Hallettsville), Dylan Blaha (Weimar) and Blake McYouth Sports Complex. Pictured (front row, from left) are Kelsie Vega, Hannah Cracken (Yoakum). Not pictured are Cade Brewer (Sweet Home), Weston Seay Nevlud, Taylor Wenske, Madison Jalufka, Lauren Schuette, Bailey Machacek, (Hallettsville) and Laken Grimes (La Grange).The team will be traveling to Del Claire Patek, Kailey Williams, Morgan Mason, Bethany Nevlud, Mackinly Pilat, Rio on July 12-14 to compete in the Babe Ruth State Tournament, looking to Kassidy Bishop, (back row) Manager Aaron Bishop, Coach Brian Wenske and qualify for the Babe Ruth 18U Regional Tournament in El Dorado, Ark. on July Coach Doug Nevlud. Not pictured is Hannah Boring. (Courtesy photo) 26-29. (Courtesy photo)

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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 cur-

rently 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.

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.

A little bit of everything and antiques. 1712 St. Paul, Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m. - noon. -------------------------Garage Sale: Sat., July 13. clothes, shoes, toys, & more. 112 St. George. (Next to Youth Center). 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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.

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




The City of Gonzales is accepting sealed proposals for Concession Services for J.B. Wells Arena and Park, until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday July 23, 2013. At 2:00 p.m. the name of all vendors submitting a Proposal will be read publicly but no contents of the Proposal will be disclosed. The Proposal Package is available on the City of Gonzales website http:/ or by request made to the City of Gonzales City Secretary. Sealed proposals, subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Request For Proposals and other contract provisions, will be received in the City Secretary’s Office, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, before the closing date and time. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or package (8 1/2” x 11” minimum). Sealed envelopes shall be clearly marked as follows: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ATTN: City Secretary Concession Services for J.B. Wells Arena and Park City of Gonzales The City of Gonzales reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals, and to waive informalities. The City Council’s decision will be final. Allen Barnes City Manager P.O. Box 547 820 St. Joseph Street Gonzales, Texas 78629 Tel: (830) 672-2815 Fax:(830) 672-2813

Director of Music Ministries needed at First United Methodist Church in Gonzales. The position leads and nurtures all aspects of our church’s musical life and oversees music for traditional and contemporary Sunday morning services. Inquiries may contct Rev. Andy Smith at (830)

Dora the Explorer 20” girls bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. Used very little, excellent condition. $50 cash. Leave message if no answer, 830-6721106. -------------------------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. Arlene 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. --------------------------


Sunday, July 14 10:00 a.m. 801 CR 488 Gonzales, 78629

American Antiques, Glass, Primitives, Advertising, Nautical, Tools, Collectibles, Plus 2 Estates from Austin. 13% BP, CC, Cash or Check

James MolnoskeyAuctioneer TX#15091 512/557-3333


The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Commission for their consideration: The below listed property is currently zoned as Residential District(R-1) and is requested to be re-zoned to Multi-Family Residential(R-2). ADDRESS: 4.386 Acres Robertson Street PROPERTY OWNER: Todd Huinker PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Part of Lot No Nine (9), in Range No. Six (6), East of Water Street, in the Original Outer Town of Gonzales PARCEL: 12429 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing July 22, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:30 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by Planning & Zoning Commission and the Public Hearing, projects go to City Council for their approval. The Planning & Zoning Commission encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Planning & Zoning Commission projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

HUGE YARD SALE!!!!!! Sat., July 13, 8am-1pm, 2 miles on Hwy. 97 W. past JB Wells on right hand side. Lots of name brand clothes, ladies, men, children, dishes, household items, toys, just toooo much to mention. No pre-sales. -------------------------Baby clothes, teenager clothes, furniture, misc. 829 St. Vincent, Friday, 8:30-12:30. --------------------------




Gonzales County is requesting bids for the sale of 1.42 acres Part of lot 11, Range 7 East of Water St., Original town of Gonzales, Loop 131. The property is located across from TXDOT. Bids will be accepted in the office of the Gonzales County Judge, 414 St Joseph St, Ste 200, Gonzales Texas on or before August 6, 2013 by 9:00AM. Bids will be open and considered on August 7, 2013. 263.007(d) Under the procedure, the Commissioner’s Court may reject any and all bids submitted. Bid will be awarded by the Gonzales County Commissioners Court on August 12, 2013.

The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Commission for their consideration: The below listed property is currently zoned as Residential District(R-1) and is requested to be re-zoned to Multi-Family Residential(R-2). ADDRESS: 2030 Dreyer Lane PROPERTY OWNER: Jeffrey Dolezal PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Part of Lots No. 4 and 5, in Range VII East PARCEL: 12463 and 12464 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing July 22, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:30 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by Planning & Zoning Commission and the Public Hearing, projects go to City Council for their approval. The Planning & Zoning Commission encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Planning & Zoning Commission projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

Attention Private Non-Profit Schools
You may be eligible to participate in services through Federal Programs. Please contact your local school district regarding participation in the planning and receipt of services through Federal Programs. We would like to hear from you no later than July 19, 2013. For more information, please contact: Dr. Cathy Booth, Nixon-Smiley CISD (830) 5821536 ext. 0103

Call 672-7100 place your help wanted ads!

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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.

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.

low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info. -------------------------Tires for Sale. 4 brand new tires - 255-35ZR20 Nitto Extreme ZR with Rims - Martin Bros 20” universal rims. $500. 830-8571340.

Large private bedroom for rent. Weekly or monthly, fully equipped kitchen, individual air & heat, fenced lighted parking, 32” color TV in room, cable included, ref.. in room, fully furnished, w/d included, utilities paid too, house cleaned once a week. Call for information, 713-501-3416. -------------------------Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.

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 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/ CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-8205461. -------------------------Charming 1/1 home on 2 wooded acs, w/lrg. deck in country, 77 North, paved road. $775/ mo. No pets/smokers. 512-415-6483. -------------------------3/2 Large home on nice lot. $1,250/mo. Stove, refrigerator, included. Families or Oil Field Workers welcome. 713-5013416. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/mo., plus deposit. Call 830857-4458 for information. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call JR, 512292-0070, 512-6560521. -------------------------House for Rent. 302 Lancaster, Moulton, TX. Nice spacious 1BR home w/appliances & a large yard. Call for info. 832-633-3950. -------------------------Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen, washer/ dryer, TV/Full cable, wireless internet.

No smoking inside. No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills paid. Private Yard/ Garage. Weekly, $280; Deposit $300. Call 512-292-0070 -------------------------Home For Rent. Country Home. completely remodeled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL AND GAS PIPE LINERS - CREW HOUSING AVAILABLE Furnished with all bills paid -- Full Kitchen - Personal bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------MOTEL ROOMS AVAILABLE NIGHTLY RATES Single nightly rates starting at $35.00 per night. Which include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable and furnished with all bills paid. Please call JR at (512) 292-0070 or (830) 672-3089. -------------------------For Rent to oilfield or pipeline workers 2BR/1BA, CH/A, furnished kitchen in Yoakum. Call 361293-6821. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.

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 Prime location - with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/work-

shop 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.
Call 672-7100 to place your free garage sale ad.

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, all appliances. Call 830-857-1026.

In Gonzales - 2BR, 1 bath house on corner lot. Recently painted, carpet, vinyl, paneling. All electric, insulated, hi-efficiency AC/ Heat, ceiling fans, appliances, tub/ shower, utility room, porch. $650 + deposit & references. No pets. 830672-2227. -------------------------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. -------------------------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, 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

‘98 GMC 3/4 ton, 4x4, auto., pickup truck, with extended cab. 830-8574242. -------------------------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 CTS Cadillac, 4-door, V-6. Brand new tires and chrome wheels. $8,800 firm. Call 830672-1106, leave message if no answer. -------------------------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. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - $7,500. 2nd owner pickup with



Now Hiring for Nixon Locations

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.

Deli Manager Asst. Manager and Sales Associates
• Competitive Pay • Benefits - Vacation - Insurance - 401K

Apply on

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.

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

Benefits include:

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.

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.

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.
Apply today - Start today!!! Night Unloader/Poultry Processing:
• Back Dock Hanger • 2nd Processing • Sanitation (Nights) •Truck Mechanic • Maintenance • Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days

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

Competitive Pay...$9.50-$12.00/hr.
(with weekly perfect attendance)


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.

• Knowledgeable with VFD’s • Start and stop stations • Some PLC troubleshooting • Able to work with 3 phase Call 830-672-9100 for more info.

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 $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.

Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Educational Aides
Waelder ISD is seeking qualified applicants for two educational aides’ positions. Qualifications include but are not limited to: High school diploma or equivalent with college hours preferred. Candidate must be computer literate. Bilingual is preferred but not required. Prefer experience working with students and staff in a school or youth organization. Individual must be able to work cooperatively with teachers, learn classroom procedures rapidly, follow a schedule, perform tasks involving use of independent judgment, handle flexible assignments which may vary on a daily basis. Expectations are: regular attendance, punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, & follow schedules, honesty & ethical behavior regarding communication with district stakeholders, use of time, & district property, follow all district or supervisor policies, rules, regulations, memos, bulletins, announcements, & reasonable requests by proper authority. Applicants are encouraged to pick up an application at the Waelder ISD Central Office, 201 US Hwy 90 West, Waelder, or go on line at & download an application. These positions will remain open until filled.


Now accepting applications for employment. Must have love & compassion to care for children. Apply in person.

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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)

grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message.

In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you don’t want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private setting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768. -------------------------LOOKING FOR A JOB Certified Nursing Assistant. Not hiring but looking for work as a Live-in caregiver or Live Out in San Antonio or Seguin area. Have 30 + years experience. CPR certified. Loving, dependanble and experienced with Home Health, Agencies, Hospice, and have a big heart. If interested please call 830391-4837. -------------------------Camera work for businesses, promotional uses, editing titles. 830263-0909. creativechannel@live. com. --------------------------

For Your Specialty Cake Needs. Call Connie Komoll, 830-203-8178. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

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.

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.

6250. -------------------------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. -------------------------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.

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, give me a call (830) 203-0716. References. Available. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com. --------------------------

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

General laborer for yard maintenance and trimming, labor/mowing/weed eating. Reasonable rates. Call or test if interested, Duke, 830-857-3118. -------------------------Willing to mow lawns in morning or evening. Also will do weedeating. Not affiliated with any company’s. 830263-0909. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Will also mow oilfield yards or large oil related businesses. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost. No job too large or too small. 830-2634181.(TFN)

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

RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------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.

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



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.

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

Bus Driver
Waelder ISD is seeking a school bus driver for the 2013-2014 school year. Successful hire must hold a current Class A CDL license and pass pre-employment tests. The calendar years consist of 177 six hour days. Driver is eligible for district employee benefits and will become a member of Teacher Retirement System. Interested applicants can apply at the Waelder ISD Central Office or call Mark Weisner, Superintendent at 830-788-7161 for more information. WISD is compliant with EEOC.

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

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

2006 Keystone Outback 30ft Sidney Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267.


Southern Clay Products, Inc.
in Gonzales, TX
Check out this opportunity to join the best company in the region. We are an international company, an industry leader, a friendly place to work, and we have great benefits.


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.


You need a high school diploma or GED and the ability to:
• Learn operation of plant processing equipment • Work 12-hour shifts, with the possibility of rotation • Learn to drive a forklift • Demonstrate communication skills, initiative and judgment in problem-solving • Work safely, following rules and procedures • Lift up to 55 lbs on a frequent basis

Belmont RV Park Estates Summer Specials
Large lots, Laundry on-site $260/mo. + utilities, Free Wi-Fi, Pool. Call 830-424-3600 APTS. FOR RENT


Refurbished 28ft BPull TTs $6,850. New Upholstery & Bedding. Like New Many with New Appliances

**Preference will be given to applicants who have:
• 1-2 years trade school education • Supervisory potential • 2 years of industrial or plant work experience • Forklift experience All applicants must apply through their local Texas Workforce Solutions Office. Be sure to request an application for Southern Clay Products, Inc. Southern Clay Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


979-743-1514 or 800-369-6888




Commercial properties for sale No Frills, no financing offer to close quick 830-875-2500 for more info. Leave message if no one answers.
418 St Andrew 5,200 sf with front and rear drive out entries 14’ to rafters and lots of windows. $75,000 512 Jones St. 26,000 sf light Industrial or commercial. ¼ city block. 3 phase electric in massive quantity available, 7,900 sf of concrete parking., just two blocks from downtown squares. Only property like it in downtown Gonzales area. $199,000 513 St. George 3,200 sf Office and retail space w 2,200 sf storage and extra areas, CACH, 10 office areas besides front lobby. $115,000 ½ blk off main square 715 St. Paul 5,000 sf retail/commercial with large warehouse area behind retail and office space in front. CACH, plenty of parking and rear access, was Gordons Auto parts for decades. $85,000 717 St. Paul 2200 sf retail space linked to 715 St. Paul. Front and rear full open doors with alley access and parking. Best suited to be sold with 715 st. Paul $29,000 firm 428 St. Andrew 2,300 sf apx of office space on prime high traffic corner of St. Paul and St. Andrew across from city hall. Great location for a tax service to replace H&R Block after being tax business for over 10 years. Has massive water supply from dialysis center once there. CACH, handicapped baths, ready to roll, lease in place through January, just in time for next years tax season. $85,000 Go to this site for more information and pictures of the house.

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


Angus Bull for sale. Registered JBarB. 3 1/2 yr.old herd bull. $2,975. 361-798-

1800 Waelder Road - Gonzales, TX (830) 672-2877 8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday-Friday

Clayton Richter Fencing
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30 Years Experience 1117 E. Hwy. 90A Waelder, TX

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Houses for sale: $105,000 for package on large lot or:…..
609 Wallace, Gonzales 3-4 bedroom 2 bath 2,300 sf house, cira 1915 with tall ceilings, big living, dining, kitchen. Wood floors, 2 car garage, washer dryer room, giant private lot, 2 blks to elem. School, 4 blks to downtown. $75,000 As Is and add your repair allowance to price No owner financing. No Lease Shared drive easement with separate House with lot to be subdivided... at same address: 2nd house in rear for sale separately for $39,000 as is with 50 x 125 lot, fenced, carport, 3 bedrooms 1 bath. Needs work. Not for 1st time homebuyer looking for conventional loan. Do not even call if you are not pre-approved as property will not be shown to unqualified and unapproved lookers.

Your Business Card could be here! For information call Sanya at The Gonzales Cannon 830-672-7100

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

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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.

830-857-6621. -------------------------Pampered Chef D e m o n s t r a t o r. Host a Show! It’s Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 --------------------------

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





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Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
Homes Homes/Residential

3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA,home, 2LV.................. $150,000 Rivercrest Super 4 bds..$165,000 306 McClure - 3BR,3,600 1 Bath................ $65,000 Rivercrest home +sq. ft., ............ ................................................ $255,000 $70,000 1618 St. Peter - Home and extra lot.... NewCrockett on Mkt: Super home, Country 473 Lane-Settlement 3 Vilbd., SALE PENDING lage.......................................... $298,000 beautiful property..................................$258,000 1.66 Water acs., riverfront, nice M/H.............. 1602 St.-commercial/rental.... $150,000 .................................................$115,000 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000 Land $89,000 792 90-B - Lakefront.............................. 15 acs., Hwy. 304, trees, + house, ............. 312 Cr. Rd. 471 , Lakefront ,3 bd., SALE PENDING $120,000 ................................................ 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000
51 acs., royalties, private, utilities, ...... Land ............................................... $5,500/ac RA 11.2 acs., Hwy Gast RdCT .......$5,300/Ac. NT 90 A East, 35 90. acs., + home...... $395,000 CO CT RA NT CO 15 acs., M/H, trees................ $87,500 CR 228 Shirley Breitschopf

Cozy home with lush landscaping and mature trees features a sprawling front porch, wood floors, new carpet and flooring, walk in basement, an oversized detached four car garage with great workshop possibilities. Call for a list of all upgrades. Schedule your showing today!

Keller Williams Realty Heritage Christy Rico, Realtor ®


Cell: (830) 556-9671; Fax: (830) 221-4417 Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated



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.


5 experienced hunters looking for at least 800+ acres for hunting in Westhoff area. Bill Cain, 281-684-0165.

153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 830-857-4142 61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac. Lynnette Cooper 3.94 acs., Settlement....................... $65,000 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt ............$25,000/Ac. Carol Hardcastle 1 ac. Seydler830-857-3517 St...............................$25,000 8.7 You acs.,can cityreach limitsour ....................... .$120,000 staff by calling: 58 Phone: acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. 830-672-2522 ...................................................$12,000/Ac. Lot - Live Oak..................................$8,000 401 St. George-approx. 3400 sq. ft................. .......................................................$170,000 Shirley Breitschopf Lynnette Cooper Carol Hardcastle - 830-857-3517 Jymmy K. Davis - 512-921-8877

18 AC - 5224 Sandy Fork Rd, Harwood - 3BD/2BA home perfect for the country getaway! 2 car detached garage, 30x40 run-in shed. Large tank, fully fenced. Mature trees. $244,500. 14 AC - 1491 Highsmith Rd, Luling - Partially cleared and wooded. 830-875-5866 3BD/2BA home with stained concrete and additional living/bonus room. Detached storage Residential building.
4728 CR 283, Harwood - NEW LISTING - Custom 3BD/2BA home on approx. 22.9 wooded acres great for recreation and hunting! Split floorplan with spacious great room. Upgrades! Tile, Custom kitchen, Granite counters. Detached shed, partially fenced. $317,000. 215 S Oak - NEW LISTING - Large, 3 BD/2.5 BA home located on half of a city block for 0.7 acre! Large den and formal dining areas feature 2 wood burning fireplaces. Upstairs features private entrance for income producing space if desired. Open lot to enjoy garden, pool, or build income producing structure. REDUCED $217,000. 114 Glendale, Luling - Open and inviting floor plan featured in this 3BD/2.5 BA home with many updates throughout. Fenced yard with patio and deck area. Efficiency apartment great for guests or rental income. REDUCED $188,000. $192,000. 532 Domino Five - NEW LISTING - Guadalupe River Frontage! 3BD/2BA home on approx. 1/3 acre. nice deck & stairs leading to water. Come enjoy the good life! REDUCED $195,000. $198,500. 960 S. Pecan - Modern, custom 4BD/3BA secluded home on 1 acre home on 1 acre backs to wet weather creek. Open floor plan, security and surround wired. REDUCED $336,500. $338,000. $340,000. 3400 SM HWY, Luling - Large, 4BD/2.5BA on 1.5 acres just outside of town. Spacious kitchen open todining and living. Co-op water & electricity. $132,500. 214 E. Crockett, Luling - Charming, move-in ready 3BD/2.5Ba features large den area and beautiful yard. Detached building approx. 650 sq. ft. ideal for storage or commercial space. REDUCED $172.000. $185,000. FORECLOSURE - The Settlement at Patriot Ranch - 2BD/2BA Main Home on 3 AC - 473 Crockett Lane - views offered with this 2BD/2BA main home and detached efficiency guesthouse. 2 car carport. REDUCED $226,000. $239,000.




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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Randy Smith, Broker



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Settlement at Patriot Ranch - 3-27 acre site built home sites. Beautiful countryside and wildlife views. Electricity available. Paved roads, well/septic required. 79.5 AC CR 281, Harwood - Partially wooded and cleared land with partial fencing. Co-op water and electricity available. 1 tank and hand dug well. Country Road frontage on 2 sides. $360,000. RV Park - 10.5 AC - Great location just off IH-10, mature trees and nice tank. Site has been engineered for 54 unit RV Park. 43 AC - 2198 Sandy Branch Rd., Harwood - Secluded with partial high fence, large tank, rustic cabin. Beautiful views. REDUCED $266,600. 111 Acres, Creek Rd - Dripping Springs - Scenic property offers partially cleared and wooded land located on high bluff with Onion Creek frontage. Minerals convey. $1,900,000.





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.





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If anyone lost a young female bird dog over between Bebe and Leesville, I have a phone number where you can pick her up. She has already been spayed and is a blue speckled good looking dog, loves water, and looks like she may have gotten lost. Even if she isn’t your dog, and you want a dog, let me know. The Men’s Brotherhood at Monthalia has set July 12th as their Annual Fund Raising Scholarship BBQ. They will be serving a BBQ chicken plate with all the trimmings for $8.00 served from 5PM to 7PM. There will be an Ice Cream supper at newly refurbished Belmont Com-

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munity Center on Saturday, July 27th, at 6PM, to thank all of you who contributed to the funding and helping of getting the community center repaired and fixed. There will also be sandwiches, chips, and cookies. There will be no charge but a donation basket will be out. It could not have gotten repaired without your donations and a lot of hard

work by a lot of people. Your prayers and thoughts are needed for the following: Joe Kotwig, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Bill and Marie Lott, Louise Jones, Sandy Ingram, Brenda Johnson, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge” Duncan, Mildred O’Neal, Rhonda Pruett, Terrence, Aunt Frances Gandre, Barbara and Allen Wiedner, Bubba and Sara Roecker, Glenn Mikesh, Fletcher Johnson, Lillie Lay, Maria Castillo, Selma Vickers, Landis, Keith Glass, Teresa Wilke, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Bill Bassett, Carol and husband, Margie Menking, Joy Carson, Richard Hidalgo Jr., Arthur Casares, Morgan, Justin, The Bullards, Aunt Pauline Bridenbaugh, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Jimmy Kelley, Alton Allen, Lanny Baker, Jackson, Billy Pitts, Judy Wilson, Iva (Totsie) Hodge, Bob Young, Ann Bond, Marguerite Williams, the family of Ryan Allen; the family of Joe Vega, and our military and families, the families of the nineteen brave firefighters, the vic-

tims of the crashing jet in San Francisco; Mr. Danny Schellenberg needs extra prayers. He fell at home and broke his hip. So they took him to the hospital and fixed that. Now he is at The Heights learning how to walk again. In the meantime, Mrs. Joyce is busy holding down the fort and keeping happy by eating at the Dairy Queen. I got your message Mrs. Joyce. I love you too. “Totsie” Iva Lee Hodge had her blood counts going downhill so after being admitted to the Luling Hospital, the Oncologist decided she needed to head on up north to Seton Hospital in Austin. I heard from Linda Denker and she is doing pretty good. She only needs to make monthly trips to M.D. Anderson now. She is still weak and has to take daily naps. But she says it all when she sums it up and says ‘think of the blessings”. We need to say Happy Birthday to several friends and family. Kathy Norris is my age and has been a friend since Junior High School. I have chased her all of the way up to Pennsylvania. She has been stuck there for quite a while

and lives in a house that is over a hundred years old. Now her only daughter wants her to move to the Carolinas where it is supposed to be warmer. By the count of this last winter, it doesn’t seem to be warmer to me. Now Happy Birthday to the young people---Rebecca Alyea and Sean Tyler Weda. We wish you all many more great birthdays. I certainly hope that there is nothing in peanut butter that cats are not sup-

posed to eat. Pepe has a real yearning for peanut butter. I will try to be as quiet as possible when I open the jar. Nothing doing!! He can be clear on the other end of the house and blast it Pepe can hear me open that peanut butter jar. So I put some on the opposite end of the spoon, and he holds it between his front paws, sits up, and licks it clean. But that is not the end of it. He always wants more. Yi! Have a good week! God Bless!

William “Bill” Pekar, a member of the American Legion Post #571 of Sweet Home, was recently presented a 60 year certificate at the Memorial Day Services on 27, May, 2013. Mr. “Bill”, as he is called by members, was the 1st Sgt. At Arms when the Legion was formed in May 1954 and is the sole surviving member of the original officers. The original group consisted of 21 members. Today, the membership is around 120 members whose service consists of World War II, Viet Nam, Korea, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans. Monthly meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month. Shown holding the microphone and presenting the award is Harvey Matusek, the Commander of American Legion Post #571.

Malcolm Gescheidle’s family would like to invite friends & family to join him in celebrating his 100th Birthday on Saturday, July 20 at the First Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall starting at noon. Meat, potato salad and beans will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. In honor of Malcolm’s 100th Birthday and his service to his country, we will have 6 World War II Planes that will do a “flyover” in his honor. The Pilots will join us for lunch at 12:30 and then do the “flyover” around 1:30.

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Benefit bash to help woman battle cancer
SHINER – On March 29, Ali Beal 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 will 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, 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. Sign-up is at 7:30 a.m. and the start time for the run is 8 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 p.m. and the washer throwin’ will commence at 3 p.m. Fun for the young and young-at-heart will be found in the form of chicken bingo. Members of

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Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fougerat of Gonzales are happy to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Beth Fougerat, to Tyson Ellis Bouler, son of David Bouler of Devine and the late Kathleen Bouler of Marion. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Nowotny and the late Ivan Nowotny and Gerald Fougerat and the late Annie Fougerat all of Gonzales. She graduated from Gonzales High School in 2008 and Texas A & M University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Kelsey is a third grade teacher at Gonzales Elementary School. The groom-elect is the grandson of Alfred and the late Gloria Ann Reinhard and Glory Ann Luensmann all of Lake McQueeney and the late Ariel Ellis and Josephine Hermine Bouler of San Antonio. He graduated from Gonzales High School in 2006 and Clarendon College in 2008 with RFO Ranch Management Certification. Tyson is a lease operator for EOG Resources. An August 17, 2013, ceremony is planned at Zedler Mill in Luling, Texas.



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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 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 at 361-772-7179. While the outside festivities are occurring, 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 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 p.m. Our beloved Los Kolaches take the stage at 7:15 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., Damon Billimek and Jade Patek will take the stage. Headlining for the evening is Texas Music Artist, 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 AR15 .223, more guns, and other lovely prizes will be awarded. These raffles are available now at local businesses. On Sunday, July 21, there will be a 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament at the Yoakum Golf Course starting at 1 p.m. Cost is $200 per team with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. To enter, call 361-293-1219. 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.

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Jade Patek, Kendra Krupala and Damon Billimek on stage at the annual Half Moon Holidays in Shiner. (Photo courtesy Egon Barthels/KCTI 1450AM)

Half Moon Holidays Parade
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(Top) 5K winners: Kelle Pilat, Thomas Osgood, Maggie Willfang, James Adams, Devin Lehnert, Luciano Garcia, Alicia Gale, Mickie Aguilar, Larry Ullman, Jacob Tucker, Ruben Flores, Jr., Felix Duran and Allison Guettner. (Below Left) 10K winners: Nancy DeLeon, Rebecca Park, Richard Knapp, Samantha Siegel, Luis Zavala and Cassidy High (Below right) Kids K winner: Emily Migl. Photos by Mark Lube

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Voting now open for new Game wardens’ efforts state parks license plates credited for 4th of July safety improvements
Cannon News Services AUSTIN – Case numbers coming in following the July 4th holiday weekend show concentrated enforcement efforts on the state’s lakes and waterways had a significant safety impact. Starting with Operation Dry Water the weekend prior to the holiday, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens focused on efforts to reduce the number of boat operators operating under the influence. From June 28 to June 30, game wardens arrested 15 subjects for operating under the influence of alcohol. During the weekend, more than 8,000 vessels were checked and roughly 28,000 boaters were contacted. “The Operation Dry Water Weekend is a nationwide crackdown on boaters who choose to operate under the influence and it has proven to be a significant eye-opener to the public on the weekend just prior to the nation’s largest boating weekend,” said Asst. Comm. Cody Jones, TPWD Boating Law Administrator. Over the 4th of July holiday weekend game wardens saw a significant increase in the number of boaters enjoying area lakes and waterways but also noted a rise in the number of designated drivers on the water. “An increased emphasis has been placed on the importance of having a designated driver for your boat,” said Maj. Jeff Gillenwaters, supervisor for the 50-county Central Texas region of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division. “We are seeing that this emphasis has become a very effective tool in combating boating while intoxicated cases.” Texas boaters enjoying fireworks shows on area lakes saw large crowds and a high presence of game wardens patrolling to keep the area safe. Tragically one person did drown on Lake Possum Kingdom, prompt-

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are asking the public for help in selecting the design for a new speciality license plate. The revenue will help to bring in essential funding for more than 90 state parks. (Courtesy photo) Cannon News Services AUSTIN – The bluebonnet became a common sight both on and off Texas roadways when a conservation license plate featuring the iconic wildflower was introduced 12 years ago. Since then, this specialty plate has generated more than $1.3 million in critical funding for Texas state parks and there are currently 6,400 on the road. Since wildflowers don’t speak to every park supporter, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials plan to introduce a second license plate and are now calling on the public to help select a new design that will help bring in essential funding for the more than 90 state parks. “The goal is to bring in new people that may want to support state parks, but who may not be comfortable putting a wildflower on their ¾ ton pickup truck,” says Thomas Wilhelm, program coordinator for state parks. The three designs that are in the running for being on the new plate are a campfire, a nighttime tent scene, and hikers. The voting will run until August 31. To vote, visit and cast a ballot. The winning plate will be announced in September and will be available in spring 2014 for vehicles, trailers and motorcycles online or through local tax offices. The plate will cost $30 a year in addition to regular vehicle registration fees, of which $22 will go directly to fund Texas state parks. The new license plate will join other available designs including the horned lizard, bluebonnet, largemouth bass, and white-tailed deer which benefit other TPWD programs. To date, the specialty plates have raised more than $6 million dollars for conservation.

BASTROP – Water clear; 80–84 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; 78–83 degrees; 4.28’ low. Black bass are fair on shakyheads around deeper docks and deep diving crankbaits on deeper brush piles. Some topwater action noted early. White bass are slow on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on live shad. Crappie are fair 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; 79–83 degrees; 29.23’ low. Black bass are fair on Chug Bugs, flukes, and watermelon/candy Whacky Sticks in creeks early. Striped bass are good on watermelon Rat– L–Traps and plastic swim baits at daylight. White bass are fair on Tiny Traps and plastic swim baits in creeks. Crappie are fair on pink/white and chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows. Channel catfish are good on liver, minnows, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver. CANYON LAKE – Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 9.40’ low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin flukes and JDC Skip–N–

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Pop topwaters early. Striped bass are fair trolling Gizz 4 crankbaits over humps and jigging 1oz. Pirk Minnows at daylight. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on smoke JDC grubs and pumpkin Curb’s jigs early. Crappie are fair on minnows and white tube jigs in standing timber. Channel catfish are fair on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on goldfish and perch upriver. GRANGER – Water stained; 77–81 degrees; 0.60’ 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; 0.56’ low. Black bass are fair on perch colored crankbaits, white jigs, and green pumpkin tubes in 6–15 feet early. Striped bass are good on 2” Spoiler Shads and Little Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with goldfish and perch. TRAVIS – Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 54.43’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are slow. Channel

Teal bag increase, expanded White-wing dove zone approved
AUSTIN – Texas bird hunters might consider investing in an extra box or two of shells this year to take advantage of increased bag and possession limits and expanded opportunities. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved for Texas this year an expanded Special Whitewing Dove Area (SWWDA), a six bird daily bag during the September teal season and increased possession limits for all migratory game birds. The SWWDA will now extend eastward along its current boundary and continue south along Interstate 37 from San Antonio to Corpus Christi, effectively doubling its current size. “For the last two decades, white-winged dove populations have steadily expanded both their numbers and their geographical extent,” said Dave Morrison, Small Game Program Director with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “We believe, and the Service agrees, an expansion is appropriate to take advantage of additional hunting opportunities.” To take advantage of the earliest possible opening dates for the special area, the season will run Sunday, Sept. 1 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, and then reopen Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. The bag limit during the four-day season is 15 doves in the aggregate to include no more than two mourning doves and two whitetipped doves and hunting is permitted only from noon

and blue catfish are fair on shrimp and stinkbait. 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. CHOKE CANYON – Water clear; 78–82 degrees; 20.56’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/ white spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks with chartreuse tails in 5–15 feet early. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are good on live bait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on live bait upriver. COLETO CREEK – Water clear; 1.76’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are fair on silver spoons. White bass are fair on perch colored spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Crappie are slow. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live perch. PORT O’CONNOR – Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters and live bait over sand, grass and shell in San Antonio Bay. Trout are fair to good in the surf and at the jetty on croakers and soft plastics. ROCKPORT – Trout are fair to good in the channels on free–lined shrimp. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are good on mullet on the Estes Flats and around Mud Island.

to sunset. Dove season in the North and Central zones will run concurrent from Sept. 1-Oct. 20 and Dec. 20-Jan. 8. The South Zone dove season is set for Sept. 20Oct. 27 and Dec. 20-Jan. 20, with the season in the SWWDA Sept. 20-Oct. 23 and Dec. 20-Jan. 20. Also new this year, teal hunters will be able to take up to six teal daily during the statewide September teal-only season, set to run Sept. 14-29. The early Canada goose season will also run Sept. 14-29 in the Eastern Goose Zone with a daily bag limit of three Canada geese. Under new rules, the possession limit for all migratory game birds is three times the daily bag.

Families looking for outdoor summer fun can readily access a number of paddling trails. There are seven within an hour of Austin, eight within an hour of Dallas/Fort Worth, four within an hour of Houston and six within an hour of San Antonio including the newly-opened Come & Take It and Independence paddling trails in Gonzales. (Courtesy photo)

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Someone you just met can help you to make the most of a difficult situation, Aries. It shouldn’t take too long for you to get back on track and into a groove. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, make sure you assert yourself more in an important meeting this week. Asserting yourself can help you get ahead at work. Otherwise, you may get overlooked. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, take the initiative regarding a big project this week. Others might want to take the lead, but trust your instincts and take the bull by the horns. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, take time this week to finish all of those little projects that have fallen by the wayside. Take advantage of some free time to catch up and clear your slate. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Negotiations will be especially rewarding this week, Leo. Your suggestions are readily accepted, and you do not have to persuade others much at all. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, nothing is free in life, so don’t get fooled when someone promises that you will get something without having to work for it. It’s in your best interest to keep working hard. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you have strong opinions, so don’t be afraid to have your voice heard. People will be receptive to your views, even if they border on the philosophical. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, focus makes it

easier for you to resist temptation, but this week you may find that it’s very difficult to maintain your focus. Do your best to stay focused. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/ Dec 21 Sagittarius, don’t worry about a nagging suspicion that you will receive bad news this week. Keep yourself busy so you aren’t sit around worrying unnecessarily. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Someone new to your social situation has you feeling a little suspicious, Capricorn. You’re not sure if you can trust him or her just yet. New facts will come to light this week. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, take some time this week to further hone some unique abilities that set

you apart from others in your group of friends. You will soon be able to showcase your skills. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, there are a lot of curious people around who want to learn about what you’re doing. Let them in to get some external perspective. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JULY 7 Ringo Starr, Drummer (73) JULY 8 Milo Ventimiglia, Actor (36) JULY 9 Jimmy Smits, Actor (58) JULY 10 Sofia Vergara, Actress (41) JULY 11 Richie Sambora, Musician (54) JULY 12 Jordyn Wieber, Athlete (18)

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In 1977, Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Company, made the following regrettable statement: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” Gross fact of the day: Half of the bacteria in the human mouth haven’t even been identified yet by science. The drug Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic, used mainly to treat infestations of worms. The people who have been helped by this

medication might be surprised to learn that the drug was developed through research spurred by a fungus found growing on the golf shoe of a botanist. If you’re a centenarian, you might want to consider moving to New Mexico. In that state, there is a law declaring that everyone 100 and older is tax-exempt. Unless you were around on April 17, 1964, you may not be aware of the hullabaloo caused by the introduction of the Mustang. In Seattle, a truck driver was so distracted by

a display of new Mustangs that he crashed his cement truck through the window of the dealership. In Chicago, so many people were trying to crowd into the cars in a showroom that the dealer had to lock all the vehicle doors. A dealer in New Jersey had only one Mustang, so he auctioned it off. The winner of the auction insisted on sleeping in his new car that night, just to make sure nobody else got it before his check cleared. Arizonans take note: Hunting camels is illegal in your state. If you’re like the hypothetical average person, your mouth will create 10,000 gallons of saliva over the course of your lifetime. *** Thought for the Day: “A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.” -- General George S. Patton

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