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Body found possibly of flood victim
CALDWELL COUNTY — There has been a new development in the search for a missing Caldwell County woman. Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law announced that on Tuesday the body of a female was recovered from Brushy Creek. As of press time, no identification has been made but the Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident. Authorities have been searching for 57year old Cynthia McKee ever since the truck she was riding in was swept away by flood waters on November 1. Law said on Monday that divers from the Department of Public Safety located the truck, which was driven by Willie Brite, who went around a barricade warning of high water at Brushy Creek off of Palonia Road. At approximately 9:53 p.m., Caldwell County deputies responded to 142 Elm Creek Road to meet with a complainant who was advising he and his female companion had driven his vehicle into a low water crossing and had been swept away. Upon arrival, deputies met with Brite who then directed them to Brushy Creek on Palonia Road, which is off of FM 2001. As the vehicle was being swept away, Brite managed to get out of his truck which was fully submerged, but he did not know whether McKee had made it out of the truck or not. The Chisholm Trail Fire Department and DPS troopers were dispatched to the area and emergency personnel exhaustVICTIM, Page A9


Always wanted to adopt a cat but hesitant because of the fee? No more worries: the next 100 are free. See Page A3.

They call it Gonzales, Rock City now: tribute band rocks JB Wells. See Page A10.

Gonzales-based Adams Extract earns national award for food safety commitment. See Page A7.

The Cannon will have early deadlines for upcoming holiday editions. For our Nov. 28 Thanksgiving edition, we will go to press on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and deliver to newsstands and the post office on Nov. 27. Our Christmas edition on Dec. 25 will go to press on Monday, Dec. 23 and will be distributed to newsstands and mail subscribers on Dec. 24.


Veterans Day was celebrated throughout the Central Texas region this week, including highlight ceremonies at Apache Field on Friday staged by Gonzales ISD and at the Gonzales VFW Post on Monday. Community members and students joined our veterans in saluting the many who have served. Retired Air Force Col. William M. Drennan (below left) addressed the crowd at Apache Field, while Mayor Bobby Logan paid tribute during the flag-raising ceremonies at the VFW. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

County eyes saving costs on lighting

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A potential cost-saving measure was proposed during a regular meeting of the Gonzales County Commissioners Court on Wednesday morning. Chris Rivera of MHSC Energy Management Inc. gave a presentation to the court about switching their lighting system over to LED lighting. MHSC is an independent energy management and consulting firm offering objective electric procurement and energy analysis services to commercial, residential, industrial and government entities. “The light bulb has had a good run for 134 years, but tests have shown that LED lighting is light years ahead of them,” said Rivera. “It’s basically silicone or sand, which takes very little energy to burn and it’s much brighter.” Rivera said making the change could result in a savings up to 80 percent per year on the county’s electric bill. He told of one client who spent $196,000 on lights in a five-year period and saw their bill decrease to $44,000 after converting to LED. “For the cost of five cups of coffee, let us come in and do a light survey so we can show you what kind of savings you can have,” said Rivera. Among the other positives Rivera detailed for making the switch was that each light provided by MHSC will have a fiveyear, full-replacement warranty and they COUNTY, Page A9

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Gonzales Master Gardeners earn statewide recognitions

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Staying awake on watch

The Gonzales Master for its overall excellence to encourage better nutriGardeners received state- and achievements as an as- tion and weight control. wide awards for excellence sociation. The Gonzales Master Garin five categories from the Gonzales Master Gar- deners newsletter was recTexas Master Gardeners deners’ commitment to the ognized with a third place Association. school children of Gonza- award for public education. Texas Master Gardener les was recognized for the The Texas Master GarDavid DeMent was award- Eggleston Children’s Gar- dener Program is an alled first place as Outstand- den program, a partnership volunteer program of Texas ing Master Gardener for with the Gonzales Master A&M AgriLife Extension his leadership in the Gon- Gardeners, Gonzales In- and is dedicated to public zales organization and his dependent School District education in horticulture. longtime commitment to and the City of Gonzales. The Gonzales Master GarThe Gonzales Master Gardeners received five excellence awards from the Texas the Texas Master Gardener The project won second deners, which competes Master Gardeners Association including one to founding member David De- program. DeMent was a place for Master Gardener in the small organization Ment, who was named Outstanding Master Gardener. (Courtesy photo) founding member and past Projects. category, was formed in president of the local orgaAlso recognized was the 2010 to serve Gonzales and nization. Gonzales WIC Grow Your surrounding communities Gonzales Master Gar- Own Food Garden, where under the supervision of deners was awarded second Gonzales Master Garden- Gonzales County ExtenHave you ever had a The Bible says we will be place as Outstanding Mas- ers partner with WIC Nu- sion Agent Dwight Sexton. Love, Eloise dream that you couldn’t held responsible if we don’t ter Gardener Association tritionist Cynthia Greene shake? I had one a few warn them. Ezekiel 3:17Eloise nights ago... 19 says: “...I’ve made you a Estes My sister had been inwatchman for the family of vited to a get-together and Israel. Whenever you hear asked me to go with her. me say something, warn Upon arrival at her friend’s my thoughts focused on them for me. If I say to the home she went inside to the people we’d left behind. wicked, ‘You are going to join the party, leaving me I wanted to call them to die,’ and you don’t sound alone without introducing see if the police had finally the alarm warning them me to anyone. But, I was arrived but didn’t have a that it’s a matter of life or perfectly content enjoy- phone. I noticed a woman death, they will die and it ing nature instead of being on her cell, grabbed it from will be your fault. I’ll hold among the noisy crowd. I her and tried to reach them you responsible. But if you strolled around the out- with no luck. A feeling of warn the wicked and they side of their cedar fence, desperation began to cloud keep right on sinning anyand into the alley where over me when I noticed the way, they’ll most certainly I found a cot under the badge on a man who was die for their sin, but you shade of a tree. Serendip- chatting with my sister. I won’t die. You’ll have saved ity! The perfect place to re- ran to beg him for help and your life.” lax on a spring day. I must sobbed out the story. Then Tragically, too many of have dozed off because I his phone rang. us have gotten a little too It was was suddenly awakened by about a woman and three cozy on our cots and have the sound of voices nearby, kids found murdered. I fallen asleep at our posts. and was startled to see two walked away weeping. It’s time to wake up from men standing at the oppoWe could have saved our slumber, open our site edge of the fence weld- them! My eyes turned up- eyes wide and take notice ing something. They glared ward as I talked to God, of what is going on in the Left to Right: Kelly Caraway, Charlena Parr, Laverne Brzozowski, Mary Louise at me when they realized and something strange world around us. It’s time Vselka, Carol Rehea Hardcastle, Shirley Frazier. I’d noticed them, waved the happened in the sky. It to listen carefully to the lit torches in my directions was as if someone had cut distant voices. We can’t go and threatened to burn my a door in the clouds and about our lives without beThe Spade and Trowel Garden Club is We sincerely appreciate your help. Through eyes out. folded them opened. A ing concerned about anySensing an urgency to man dressed in a long white thing other than ourselves. pleased to accept contributions for the this project, you help the City really glow purpose of City Beautification. One of the with excitement during the Christmas Holget inside, but unafraid, I gown glided out from be- Lives are at stake. walked away glancing their hind the clouds and looked Let’s stay alert because projects that enables this effort is lighting iday Season. Funds realized go for beautiway as I rounded the cor- down. Suddenly he shot the bible is unfolding be- the stars around the fence at our Memo- fication projects within the City. We have ner. I realized then that out like a jet toward the fore our eyes. Jesus has rial Museum for the Christmas Holiday assisted the City in beautifying the Methey were trying to break earth. I watched in utter warned us ... “Watch out! Season. We do this annually with contribu- morial Museum and Market Square. We the lock at the gate. Since amazement, thinking...”Is Don’t let your hearts be tions from individuals, families and busi- have assisted the County Commissioners no one inside could see he coming toward me?” dulled by carousing and nesses that honor or remember friends and with the Courthouse Grounds and we have the danger that lurked be- As he got closer I realized drunkenness, and by the relatives. If you would like to participate many projects ahead. Thank you sincerely for being a part of a more beautiful Gonhind the fence, it was up that he was. Before I knew worries of this life. Don’t here’s how: Each light on a star is a $ 1.00 contribu- zales, Texas. to me to warn the owners. what had happened he was let that day catch you unPlease make check payable to Spade & I asked my sister to point standing in front of me and aware, like a trap. For that tion. Each star is made up of 60 lights. You them out and hurried to began to speak. I woke up day will come upon every- may contribute one or more lights to the Trowel Garden Club, 1312 Gardien, Gontell the woman what was crying. one living on the earth. star project or a complete star for $ 60.00. zales 78629. happening. She immediMy heart was filled with Keep alert at all times. ately dialed 911 but no one such sadness for people And pray that you might answered. One attempt whose eternal lives are in be strong enough to escape after another failed. Her danger of perishing. There these coming horrors and guests began to leave even are people all around us stand before the Son of though they knew the fam- who don’t know of the ev- Man.” (NLT, Luke 21:34ily’s safety was in jeopardy, er-present danger lurking 36) Cannon News Services nal 146 grants/patents of of several brokers workthe original 548 patents for ing for Forest Oil & Gas in and behaved as if nothing in the shadows that is out ‘Watchmen on the Wall’. newseditor@gonzalescannon.com Gonzales County. Gonzales County. was happening. I pleaded to kill them. Some don’t That is what we are called Gonzales County Clerk “Our county is one of “Gonzales County is enwith them to stay and pro- know that their wrong be- to be. Lee Riedel announced the few in the state that can joying the current increase tect the family, but no one havior has cut them off God keep you safe till Wednesday that thanks to make that claim and we in the development of the listened. from God and the reason next time... the generosity of Alfred will continually strive to oil and gas business and My sister joined the exo- why their prayers are not Shepperd & Mineral Broimprove our service to the wishes to thank everyone dus, which forced me to being answered. love, eloise Some kers of Texas, the Texas public, ” Riedel said. involved that are supportleave as well. When we ar- don’t know that there is Friend me on Facebook General Land Office has Alfred Shepperd & Mining the local economy,” rived at her intended des- only One right connection @ ‘loveeloise’ supplied copies of the fieral Brokers of Texas is one Riedel said. tination she mingled with to God, and that they will www.loveeloise.com the scurrying crowd, while be forever lost without it.

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Donation helps Gonzales Co. identify last of original grants

by five children and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Arrangements by Buffington Funeral Home, Gonzales. Robert Medina, age 60, of Waelder and formerly of Smiley, died November 6, 2013 in San Antonio. He was born September 21, 1953 in Gonzales County to Lauriano Sr. and Marcela (Longoria) Medina. Robert is preceded in death by his

Services for Joseph Louis Svoboda, November 10, 1935 - November 2, 2013, under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home, Gonzales. Gloria Ann Goode, 81, of Waelder, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in Waelder, Texas. Gloria was born May 7, 1932 in Gonzales, Texas. She married Jeff Robert Goode, Sr. on November 6, 1954. She transferred her membership to Mt. Eden Baptist Church about the same time. She served for many years as the President of the choir. Gloria was the Mt. Eden Church Secretary for the La Grange Western Land Mark District Association Vacation Bible School for 17 years. Mrs. Goode is survived




parents; a son, Cody Medina; and a sister, Mamie Aleman. He is survived by his wife, Rosie Martinez; his children: Makayla Medina, Jennifer Medina, Richard Medina, Robert Medina, and Stacy Medina; numerous grandchildren; his brothers: Larry Medina Jr., Domingo Medina, Joe Medina; his sister, Susie Rice; and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Chapel, LLC, of Nixon (830) 582-1521.

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Hair It Is & Co

The Holidays Are Here

Anonymous donor enables FOGAS to offer free adoptions for next 100 cats
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FOGAS, so the cost to adopters will be FREE rather than the normal $75 fee. “We are thrilled with this donation and the timing couldn’t be better,” said FOGAS spokesperson Mary Ann McLean. “Many of our visitors truly love the cats, but have gone through some difficult economic times over the last couple of years. “We know if they don’t adopt a cat from us they will probably get a ‘free’ cat elsewhere that is not spayed or neutered or vaccinated,” she added. “It could result in unwanted litters and create a health concern. That’s not good for us, the cats, the new owners or the community.” The donation will allow FOGAS to place terrific cats in good, qualified homes without the financial barrier of the adoption fee. FOGAS will be screening potential

adopters to ensure theyw ill be responsible pet owners and will use the same criteria as before. FOGAS is located at 505 St. Francis St. in downtown Gonzales, and adoption hours are 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays or you can call 830-857-1616 to set an appointment. FOGAS is a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 2004. Since its inception, FOGAS has spayed or neutered more than 3,000 shelter orphans and another 3,500 pets owned by residents of the community. They have also “re-homed” more than 4,000 cats and dogs. The spay/neuter surgeries are done at no cost to pet owners, the City of Gonzales or Gonzales County. Becuase of these efforts the City of Gonzales was able to establish a “no-kill” cat shelter nine years ago.

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Remembering my old comrades on Veterans Day
The explosion of Facebook has, for many of us, rekindled relationships from years and years ago. I found many of my old Deer Park High School Class of ‘77 classmates, for example, through a Facebook page. But it’s not just old school days. A little more than a year ago I ran across one of my old Marine buddies. In short order, we’ve been able to reassemble a lot of the old Public Affairs Office - Camp LeJeuene crew. And that brought back some memories on Veterans Day this year. One such was the evening when Jim Fitzgibbons, Mike McLean, D.J. Ferrier, myself and a few others from the old PAO shop “enjoyed” an evening on the night-combat assault course. The idea is to traverse a field heavy with obstacles under fire, at night, with minimal other directions. While we Combat Correspondents are always quick to point out that we “run with the grunts,” however, there are times we’d have been just as happy to have stayed in the rear with the gear. Bear in mind that all Marines get a whiff of CS (Chemical Substances: i.e., tear gas) once a year, as much to familiarize them with the need for protection as anything. You go

In Our View
The Cannon

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dances with Chihuahuas

Dave Mundy
General Manager

to the gas chamber, you take your mask off, you put it back on, you clear it, you get a sting in your eyes and a runny nose for about 15 minutes — then you go home. So when they issued us gas masks at the start of the night exercise, we really didn’t think that much on it. We’d been gassed before; it was no big deal. About 20 minutes into the night assault course, when we were all hung up in concertina wire, shredding freshly-pressed cammies, punching holes in boots and skin and eliciting some of the most colorful strings of four-letter words we could create, we learned how important those masks were — when we couldn’t reach them because we were so entangled in the wire. Ever had a tear-gas canister lobbed in about five feet away from you, and not be able to reach the gas mask that’s only half a foot away

from your hand, attached to your right thigh, which is hung in the air by a strand of barbed wire? We finally got to our trusty K-Bar knives and cut ourselves free, even though we could hardly see a thing because of the gas. We took a photo when we got to the PAO office that night, and it’s actually pretty comical to realize the two most senior guys — Fitz and myself — are the ones with the uniforms most shredded. We public-affairs types could be pretty salty when we needed to be. Attached as we were to Headquarters Battalion, we figured it was up to us to teach the office pogues and boot lieutenants how to survive combat. During one such operation, a detachment of HQBn pogues was assigned to defend a position in the North Carolina woods against a simulated attack by Force Recon. Led by Chuck Jenks, a sergeant, and myself, a salty corporal, we prepared our position well — welldefended fighting holes manned by two-man teams spaced with overlapping fields of fire. We even found some nearby thorn bushes to hold up Recon while we located fire on them. Just about the time Chuck and I were congratulating one another on a job well-done, we got word

The hard chargers of Public Affairs Office - Camp LeJeuene, circa 1989

that Recon was on the move. So I flitted about to check the positions I was overseeing. Sandbags were in place, holes were dug to the proper depth, foliage was used to help conceal them, fields of fire were clear. Except for one hole. That one fighting hole was “manned” by the two WMs (Women Marines) on my team. It wasn’t actually a hole so much as it was a shallow trench with some brush piled in front. One of my Marines was busy trying to tune in her portable FM radio, while the other was busy painting her nails a neon shade of red. The one tuning the radio had her rifle with her, at least. Pfc Alexander, who hailed from Misssippi (that’ show she pronounced it)

had neatly stowed her rifle leaned against a tree 15 feet away from her. I did my very best “angry drill instructor.” Directing a stream of rather unprofessional language at my two debutantes, I grabbed Miss Alexander’s rifle and launched it into the bush in front of the hole, telling her “You can just go (bleeping) find it!” It hit one of the Recon guys in the helmet as they rushed forward to capture us all, shot unfired. They said later they’d been unaware of our position until I started bellowing. The salty corporal, not the coutured private first class, wound up looking like the idiot. I sure do miss those days. Semper Fi, my brothers and sisters.

Obamacare has always been about power, not healthcare
A few weeks ago, Cruz and the Tea Party fought to delay Obamacare’s individual mandate during the debate over the partial government shutdown. Democrats like Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California called ObamaCare opponents “arsonists”, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called them “anarchists.” Others used words phrases like “political terrorism,” said they were “guilty of murder.” Republicans apologized for their behavior and promised to on solutions while President Obama refused to negotiate. However, as of this past week, Democrats are singing a different tune. In a letter to Obama, Democrat New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen said “allowing extra time for consumers is critically important so they have the opportunity to become familiar with the [Obamacare] website, survey their options and enroll”. Fellow Democrat Senators Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana are among 10 Democrat sena-

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George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident. He is the former President of the San Antonio Tea Party, and is now Executive Director of the South Texas Political Alliance.

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tors who have signed Shaheen’s letter to the president. Say what? Another Democrat, Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, said, “Given the technical issues, it makes sense to extend the time for people to sign up”. Then there’s other Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia who is drafting legislation to delay by a year the penalties facing people who do not buy government-mandated insurance, and Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska who is asking to extend the individual enrollment period. Double say what? These Democrats have either realized the truth that Obamacare is unworkable, or they are just trying to save their political skins. The tremendous failure of the Obamacare website is an initial snap shot of this terrible law itself. Americans are also recognizing the lie of the promise of Obamacare as their insurance is being canceled, while others have seen their insurance premiums go up in recent weeks. This law was never about health care; it was/is about power. The White House keeps pushing a law that most Americans don’t want, even though it has cost jobs, canceled insurance plans, and cutbacks in work hours. But still Obama and his ultra-liberal supporters press on in this power grab while they blame everyone and anyone. The Democrats and the mainstream media try to excuse the law’s problems, and try to help the Obama administration explain the failures in implementing the law, but they just don’t seem to understand that truth always wins out. The facts always come out. This is a terrible law and it will never work. Main stream GOP leaders have recoil in fear of the Tea Party and criticize Cruz for his strong stand, but whether they want to admit it or not, people are beginning to understand why the Tea Party and Cruz took such a strong stance. When the child stated out loud that “the Emperor had no clothes”, his parents and other adults tried to cover his mouth and shut him up. Likewise, this law is not about health but about power and we must resist it. The GOP “adults” should stop trying to shut up the Tea Party and Cruz and any other conservatives for stating the facts.

The Obamacare whiners
Henry Waxman made a plea at the end of a House hearing grilling Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The California Democrat asked Republicans to reach across the aisle to work with Democrats to improve Obamacare. Yes, Henry Waxman, who has made a career of ideological witch hunts and smash-mouth partisanship, wants a ceasefire over Obamacare, or so he says. He was picking up a common liberal theme: It’s not fair that Republicans continue to oppose the president’s eponymous health-care law and pick at its failures, deceits and irrationalities. If only they were more reasonable, Obamacare could be tightened up with a few technocratic fixes and go on to its glorious destiny. It’s a little late to get Republican buyin, though. That would have required serious compromise back in 2009, when Democrats, at the high tide of their power in the Obama era, saw no reason to make any. They insisted on this particular law, at this particular time. They own it. They own every canceled policy, every rate increase, every unintended consequence and every unpopular intended consequence. It is theirs, lock, stock and two smoking barrels. But they can’t stop whining. They complain that Republicans aren’t as cooperative as Democrats were when the Medicare Part D prescription-drug plan had a rocky start. This is absurd. The Part D website experienced what could be accurately described as “glitches,” rather than the meltdown of HealthCare.gov. And Democrats supported the basic idea of the prescription-drug benefit. They complain that what they really wanted was single-payer, but had to settle for the unsatisfying second-best of Obamacare. Paul Krugman calls the health-care law “a clumsy, ugly structure that more or less deals with a problem, but in an inefficient way.” The reason they couldn’t get single-payer, though, is that

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

there weren’t enough Democratic votes for it. The White House is loath to give up the falsity about everyone keeping their current insurance. White House aide Valerie Jarrett tweeted that it is a FACT that “nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans.” Never mind that the entire architecture of the law is based on forcing people in the individual insurance market out of their existing plans and onto the exchanges. In a health-care speech in Boston, President Barack Obama didn’t say anything about how his prior declarations had been misleading. Instead, he tweaked his dishonesty for a different positive spin: “For the fewer than 5 percent of Americans who buy insurance on your own, you will be getting a better deal.” Not if they are forced -- as many of them will be -- to buy benefits they don’t need at a price they don’t want to pay. From the beginning, Obamacare has depended on a political ethic of doing and saying whatever is necessary. The falsehood about people keeping their coverage was essential to selling the legislation. So the president repeated it relentlessly. The president got his law, and it’s possible more people will be uninsured in 2014 than if it had never passed. That’s on him, no matter how much he and his supporters want to evade responsibility for their own achievement. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

For many veterans, war’s end doesn’t mean it’s all over
I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and Americans will not forget. President George W. Bush

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Jim Cunningham

It’s a little after six on a Monday in the morning. Ol’ Sol is preparing to rise into the sky. Making his daily debut of one more morn. The day is beginning to break. Bright and colorful with green grass under a blue sky with patches of marshmallow white. It’s a beauty now, but in a few weeks it will turn into a drab view. After the first frost the colors and the grass will fade and late November’s dark brown will have us on the doorstep to winter. The wall hanging says it is after 8 a.m. now and I have let the dogs out so now you know who let the dogs out. I’m guilty. With coffee in hand I settle to sit a spell with my Samsung Galaxy Note tablet. A ritual I indulge in daily when I read of yesterday’s rehashed news which is no good news – sorry about that Anne Murray, despite your song of the ‘80s advocating good news. In tandem with scanning the written word I cock an ear and occasional eye up at the telly on the wall. Tuned to Fox there on Channel 7 out of Austin. A reporter of the female persuasion is excited about the upcoming Veterans’ Day parade, being that

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.

When PR, marketing intrude on what’s news
This is an edited transcription of an interview heard on “The News from the Camphouse” on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: It’s good to be back in Texas. Most folks may not realize that I was in northwestern Wyoming for slightly more than two months. And winter came early to the Rocky Mountains. Some people may have heard about the 100,000 head of cattle that were lost in the Dakotas. Prior to the snow there were torrential rains. The local boys said they’d never seen such hard rain in the mountains. Those clear mountain streams we normally drink from were muddy torrents. It’s already a bad year in the northcountry and winter has just begun. But we’re back in Texas and let’s address some ideas and questions. With us this

today is Veterans’ Day. In passing I note to myself that there is no peace on earth and there never has been. But let’s consider this day as a USA Today headline somberly notes: ‘Greatest Generation’ rapidly dwindling. And the copy reiterates by allowing that “of the 16.1 million World War II veterans, fewer than 1.7 million are still alive. They are dying at a rate of more than 600 a day.” USA Today also tosses in that 107-yearold Richard Overton is believed to be the oldest living WWII vet. Mr. Overton is a Texan. And today President Obama allegedly will take time off from his busy golf schedule – he played his 150th round since taking office on Saturday – to honor Mr. Overton with his presence.

It’s more of a photo op for the Prez and for him to acknowledge the men and women who have served and died for the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free. I contend the U.S. of A is the Home of the Brave, but no longer does it appear to be a Land of the Free. Not with the Gestapo and Nazi Germany tactics employed by Homeland Security, SWAT teams, drones, and the NSA tapping into our phones, emails, computers, and body searches. Consider that poor fellow that endured eight anal probes … digital exams, colonoscopy, ex-rays … to determine if he had drugs up his … and no he didn’t. That was in Deming, N.M. last week. Here in the Land of the Free. But back to Veterans’ Day. A day of remembrance for those that served. Statistics are depressing. It doesn’t take a Chinese abacus to put stock in the number of U.S. war casualties through August 2, 2012. In all conflicts from the American Revolutionary War to the Iraq War 1,343,812 U.S. deaths have been recorded with 1,529,230 wounded and 38,159 missing. That’s a passel of people that have suited up and died for the Red, White and Blue. Oft’times I give thought to the number of citizens that didn’t serve. I’m not faulting ‘em. There’ve been conscientious objectors since the first shot fired against mankind.

Draft dodging was a popular pastime during the strange little war, Vietnam, which beckoned me when the Selective Service Commission greeted me with a letter from the president. You see, the Army was the only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that relied on conscription – the draft – to man its divisions. In 19 and 73, due to protests and whatever the draft was abolished in favor of an allvolunteer Army. So today you have middle-age fellas in their 40s and 50s that never held membership in what was known as 1A. Eligible for the draft. Which accounts for many a man that could care less for what it means to be a veteran. They were never faced with compulsory service. And Veterans’ Day has little import for them. From first hand knowledge and through the eye of a lens as a combat photographer I can attest that war is a bad time. For boys to be in a uniform. But in a matter of battles they become men. For the veterans that return war doesn’t end with the coming home. It lingers as the veteran ages. Hearts can break. Minds can break. And the wars finally die at random for the veteran. In nursing homes, veteran’s hospitals, cancer wards, car wrecks, suicide, old age. When we surrender with a white sheet pulled over our head … down the road.

Looking Down from the Saddle
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Herman Brune is a freelance writer, radio personality and author based in Colorado County.

week is my daughter Samantha Brune. She lives in Austin and is in the Public Relations Department at National Instruments. Sam, can you explain the differences in public relations (PR), sales and marketing, and what is good newspaper reporting? Sam: Yes, let’s think about watching the morning news. There are many ways that PR can influence the content of a news program. Let’s say you’re

watching stories about crime and events in your neighborhood. Then a feelgood piece comes on about new developments in cancer research. You’ll notice that the news anchor may be talking about the developments but the video doesn’t have an anchor or news reporter included. That is likely because the video comes from the PR department of a pharmaceutical company. That’s one example of a straightforward way PR is integrated with news programs. Brune: Okay, but this is innocuous. It’s almost like the ads for vitamins and health supplements that most folks don’t buy. However, I think we’re moving towards the point I’m after. So let’s next ask, what is the difference between PR and marketing and sales? Sam: PR is a tool for marketing which of course

Another aspect of the justice system: the prosecutor’s office
Last time we took a closer look at the folks at the DPS Crime Lab, and at the enormous job that they have to do. Now let’s look at a typical prosecutor’s office in a little more closely. Our local prosecutor’s office is a busy place. There are receptionists, case intake coordinators, victims’ services coordinators, prosecuting attorneys, investigators, and in charge of it all either an elected district attorney, or, as is the case here in Gonzales county, an elected county attorney that handles both misdemeanor and felony cases. Let’s construct an imaginary local prosecutor’s office and assume that they have five law enforcement agencies in their jurisdiction. Now, let’s say that each law enforcement agency averages six criminal investigations per week. That is an average of 30 criminal

hopefully leads to sales. In PR you may have companies talking to reporters and may not have their product specifically mentioned. But instead will promote issues or drive awareness that in turn pushes what they’re trying to sell. Brune: Now let’s talk about bigger fish. I believe that public campaigns can influence national perception and political policy. Most recently, Michael Berry made a short rant on his talk radio program that Big Oil won’t sponsor his program. Well, I’ve been all over the Natural Gas Alliance, as well as, contacted companies like Devon, BP, and Marathon. And no, they won’t sponsor programs like ours. We don’t advocate being their cheerleaders, but a great part of our listeners have jobs that are oil patch related. I believe the bulk of their PR or advertising money goes to lobbyists. Meanwhile, there seems to be a consensus that the U.S. should be energy independent. However, with private interests heavily invested in the Middle East and West Africa, and, with the lacking needed oil patch infrastructure being dependent on approval by the Environmental Protection Agency, and with a hostile White House administration – it seems that energy independence is impossible. We must also note that subsidized wind and solar production hasn’t amounted to a fart in a whirlwind. Our journalistic community is

divided to the right and left. The public is in a quandary for real news on whether we will ever reach energy independence. And most of what we read is biased. Sam: Many reporters only cover specific types of energy production. There is a question of how unbiased is journalism. That begins with who owns larger publications. When you say that energy companies won’t spend money on advertising with certain types of programs you are bringing up a different aspect. In today’s media reporters are constantly updating news websites and rely on companies to provide content. The companies will do that free. Likewise, publications need advertising to exist. Then you must ask, “Where is the line in the sand? Where is the line drawn between money, the owner’s viewpoints, and journalistic integrity?” The lines are blurring. We see the lines blurring even in “paid for” content. You’ll read articles and at the bottom there may be a tiny sentence that says “sponsored by xyz”. This is even more evident in European and Asian publications. In those places companies pay for an ad and also have room for an article. We’re seeing that also come to life in interesting ways here in the U.S. Brune: That’s not journalism and that is scary. Sam: Okay, do you see the stuff at the top of your page when you’re searching on google? Or, when you’re

reading Facebook and suddenly there are posts at the top of your feed that say “sponsored by…” There’s an interesting convergence of brand content happening in the news that we’re reading. Brune: And this points to the loss in journalistic integrity that has occurred over the past few years. Sam: The press has been called the fourth arm of the government. They are another checkpoint on what is going on in the world. My concern is that people should always ask questions. When something is skewed too far to the left or right always ask questions. Hopefully, there is common ground. Brune: So, the public is constantly barraged with PR campaigns. Sam: Yes, they are happening all around us and they’re influencing what we’re thinking about and what we buy. It’s hard to put your thumb down on the definition of PR. But it’s those that want to influence the public utilize PR to get the public to accept ideas – and sometimes without the end user ever realizing they have been influenced. Sales: Is working with someone that has a need you may fulfill. Marketing: Is a way to make people aware that you want or may be able to help them. Brune: And the relation between marketing and PR? Sam: Yes, PR is definitely one aspect for marketing.

Chief’s Corner

Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor is Chief of the City of Waelder’s Police Department.

cases per week, 120 per month, and an average of 1,440 criminal cases per year. Remember, in our imaginary prosecutor’s office each agency is only averaging six criminal investigations per week. The reality is that this is usually much higher. First, we’ll look at the reception personnel. These folks are generally the first people that greet you when you visit the prosecutor’s office. In my experience, they

are friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. They have a tough job, because they get all kinds of people visiting their offices in all kinds of moods, with all kinds of problems and they handle each request individually and professionally. Next, let’s look at the case intake coordinators. A case intake coordinator receives the incoming criminal cases from the various jurisdictions that the prosecutor’s office is responsible for. They go through each case packet and verify that all of the necessary case information has been presented to their office for review by the appropriate prosecutor. If necessary, they contact the submitting law enforcement agency and request any additional information that’s needed. Case intake coordinators are among the unsung heroes of the criminal justice system. You can

usually tell where the case intake coordinator’s desk is because of all the paperwork on top of it! They do a great job and get very few “thank you’s.” Now let’s take a look at the victims’ services coordinators. Victims’ services coordinators are the main point of contact between the victim and the prosecutor’s office, as well as the point of contact between the victim and the state agencies that provide victims’ services programs. They make certain that the prosecutor’s office has up-to-date contact information for each crime victim, inform and educate crime victims of their rights in Texas, and, when necessary, coordinate assistance services for victims. Crime victims may also have a wide range of needs. Some victims require financial assistance to leave an abusive relationship, counseling in the aftermath of a

traumatic event, or the latest information concerning the criminal incident that they are the victim of. Sometimes they just need someone to listen to them. Victims’ services coordinators are (in my experience) caring, compassionate, hardworking people who love their jobs. Our imaginary local prosecutor’s office intakes an average of 30 criminal cases per week. This means that our local victims’ services coordinator can have potentially 45 crime victims to coordinate services for on a weekly basis. Through it all the crime victim can count on their local victim’s services coordinator. They are an invaluable local resource for both our communities and law enforcement. Next week, we’ll continue our closer look at our local prosecutor’s office. Until then, be careful, be safe, and enjoy life!

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Gonzales-based ADAMS Extract & Spice, the Makers of the World Famous ADAMS BEST, is one of four food facilities selected from an elite group of nominees from across the country, to be named 2013 IPM Partner Awards winner by The IPM Institute of North America, global public health organization NSF International, and Orkin. Now in its 10th year, the IPM Partner Awards honor facilities for their dedication to Integrated

Pest Management (IPM). IPM is an environmentally friendly pest management approach that emphasizes multiple methods of nonchemical pest control and prevention. The winning facilities were honored for their demonstrated commitment to comprehensive IPM programs that focus on vigilant sanitation, prompt adherence to structural pest management recommendations, diligent record keeping and staff participation in IPM training sessions. “By implementing a strong IPM program, these facilities have demonstrated a true dedication

within their organizations.” “We are honored to have been named a 2013 IPM Partner Awards Winner,”said Clay Ruple, President of ADAMS Extract & Spice. “This award clearly demonstrates our commitment to high quality and safe foods throughout our entire supply chain.” ADAMS Extract & Spice is an industry leader in food flavor solutions that provides a wide range of consumer products from pantry basic spices and extracts to culinary spices, blends, and herbs from around the world. Best known for its worlds famous

ADAMS BEST, ADAMS manufactures their own brands and private label spice, blends, and extract items sold in retail locations around the nation under several Adams® Brand banners including ADAMS BEST, Adams Extract, Adams ClearVan, Adams Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve, Flavor King, Adams Pantry Basics™ Pepper Perfected, Sear-nCrust, Carniceria and Culinary Tonight. One of the oldest spice and extract companies in America, ADAMS Extract & Spice is celebrating its 125th birthday this year.

Wilson Co. subdivision planned
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AUSTIN – Southwest Engineers Inc., a full-service civil and environmental engineering firm, has announced its continued partnership with Abrego Development Company on the rapid expansion of Abrego Lake subdivision in Wilson County near San Antonio. The seventh phase of expansion will provide homes for more than 650 total community residents in one of the premier neighborhoods in the region. Over the past decade, Wilson County has experienced a rapid population growth of 32.4%, more than twice that of the state increase of 12.7%. The additional people have led to a booming acceleration in residential construction throughout the northwest portion of the county. The rapid growth Wilson County communities are experiencing requires adherence to regulations that were previously not in place. They are now starting to follow many of the same requirements found in urban areas like San Antonio and Aus-

tin. “Subdivision regulations in Wilson County were fairly minimal when we first began land development work on Abrego Lake eight years ago,” said John Littlefield, CEO of Southwest Engineers. “Since then, the requirements for street and drainage design, detention, and other hydraulic engineering concerns have become much more strict with each new phase of subdivision expansion. These new regulations protect the county and its citizens and provide for a better product for the homebuyers.” The experienced team at Southwest Engineers supports a due diligence process enabling Abrego Lake to seamlessly adapt to the county’s regulations, fostering rapid growth and development and minimizing the disruptive effects of rapid change to create healthy, sustainable communities. Since Phase 1 of the Abrego Lake project in 2005, Southwest Engineers has managed extensive land development and water projects throughout the property, including extensive

street and drainage design and a turn lane off the new TxDOT highway. Abrego Lake currently houses 171 homes that range in size from 1.01 acres to 5.12 acres. The seventh phase of expansion will add 60 lots to the subdivision. As part of the seventh and latest phase of expansion, Southwest Engineers will assist with a variety of land development and civil engineering services, including street and drainage design, water distribution systems, storm sewers, and analysis and delineation of flood plains. “The seamless planning and development for our single-family lot expansion at Abrego Lake has been a collaborative alliance with Southwest Engineers,” said Kevin Brown, president of Abrego Development Company. “Their expertise with water way planning and drainage along with land development is helping us create a more sustainable community. They are working with us to set the same standards for other projects including Eden Crossing in Wilson County and Kenedy Station in Karnes County.”

Sue Hanner is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch and received her Masters Degree in Nursing and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Sue loves taking care of patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly, and is very excited about joining Gonzales Healthcare Systems at the Waelder Clinic. Beginning in November the Waelder Medical Clinic will be open from 8-12 and 1-5, Monday -Friday. “Being involved in expanding hours of service in Waelder is wonderful , and I look forward to more positive changes in the future,” Sue is married and has 3 children.

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Getting ready to deck the town
City employees with the help of volunteers will begin decking downtown for Christmas. The Community Christmas Tree will go up Friday and volunteers will be decorating it on Monday. Main Street Christmas committee has been working very hard to purchase decorations for the downtown. This is a work in progress, as each year something new will be added. Join us on December 6th for the most fantastic Winterfest Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Gonzales at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the lighted floats, cars, bicycles, walking groups and of course Santa will make his arrival downtown Gonzales. Following the parade, we’ll light the Christmas tree to officially turn on the

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Barbara Friedrich is the administrator of Gonzales Main Street.

Christmas Lights in downtown Gonzales. Carolers, music, arts & craft vendors, refreshments and Santa will be there to make this a joyous occasion. Applications for parade entries can be obtained from www. cityofgonzales.org or you can contact the Main Street Office at mainstreet@ cityofgonzales.org or 830672-2815. At the November 4th City Council meeting, City Council approved increas-

ing Main Street’s Business Improvement Grant from $10,000 to $15,000 or a maximum of 80 percent of the project. City Council also approved the Utility Relocation Grant. This grant pays up to $2,500.00 to relocate utility connections from the front of their buildings to the rear and is available to those who have utilized or will utilize the Main Street façade grant program. The Business Improvement grant has been available at a $10,000 or a maximum of 80 percent of the project since 2009. Main Street has awarded sixteen grants which have resulted in a total reinvestment to the downtown area of $229,976.22. This has made a great impact on the downtown area. Thank you to Gonzales Economic Development Corporation for funding these programs. Try out the new “Come and Take It” coffee from Duzy Oliver Coffee Roaster Co. at 418 Saint Andrew Street and be sure to visit your downtown businesses for all those Christmas wishes. SHOP LOCALLY – SHOP GONZALES!

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, November 9, 2013 had on hand: 973 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $2 to $3 higher. Packer cows sold $1 to $2 higher. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $245-$255; 300400 lbs, $210-$235; 400-500 lbs, $185-$200; 500-600 lbs, $164-$175; 600-700 lbs., $149$156; 700-800 lbs, $141-$145. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $91-$105. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $195-$210; 300400 lbs, $175-$190; 400-500 lbs, $160-$170; 500-600 lbs., $141-$155; 600-700 lbs., $134$139. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $75$79; Cutters, $79-$84; Canners, $61-$68; Low yielding fat cows, $69-$76. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $93$100; light weights and medium quality bulls, $85-$94. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,400. Pairs: $1,050-$1,600. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa.com!

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mission Inc. Report had on hand, November 11, 2013, Volume, 967, Cows, 76, bulls 15. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $194 to $204 to $255; 300-400 lbs., $198 to $208 to $275; 400-500 lbs, $165 to $175 to $235; 500600 lbs, $152 to $162 to $200; 600-700 lbs, $136 to $146 to $173; 700-800 lbs, $131 to $141 to $157. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $171 to $181 to $230; 300-400 lbs, $167 to $177 to $235; 400-500 lbs, $154 to $164 to $245; 500600 lbs, $142 to $152 to $265; 600-700 lbs, $133 to $143 to $190; 700-800 lbs, $127 to $137 to $158. Slaughter cows: $64 to $85; Slaughter bulls: $91 to $100; Stocker cows: $700 to $1,200; Pairs, $1,360. Cuero Livestock Market Report on November 8, 2013, had 1,610 head. Had 215 cows and 11 bulls. The packer market was stronger due mainly from competition from at least 5 different cow buyers. As a result another $2/cwt was added to last week’s levels. The calf market was much higher as much as $5-10/cwt on better classes of all calves. A lot of steers are setting new highs as this sale may break the all time high average for all calves that was set 3 weeks ago. Almost a runaway market where everything is selling well seems to describe today’s market. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $88-$96; lower grades, $70$88. Packer cows: breakers, $65$76; boning, $65-$83; canners & cutters, $80-$86; light & weak, $38-$53. Palpated, 9 bred cows, $100-$132. Pairs: 7 pairs, $1,280$1,675. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, $220-$234; 200-250 lbs, $218$240; 250-300 lbs, $213-$260; 300-350 lbs, $229-$270; 350400 lbs, $217-$247.50; 400450 lbs, $204-$248; 450-500 lbs, $179-$209; 500-550 lbs, $180-$200; 550-600 lbs, $153$180; 600-700 lbs, $155-$175; 700-800 lbs, $149-$160. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $172-$212; 250-300 lbs, $155$160; 300-350 lbs, $200-$228; 350-400 lbs, $221-$228; 400450 lbs, $180-$228; 450-500 lbs, $187-$206; 500-550 lbs, $155-$186; 550-600 lbs, $155$163; 600-700 lbs, $150-$164. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $136$149. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., $188-$217.50; 200-250 lbs., $137-$180; 250-300 lbs, $185-$200; 300-350 lbs, $200$252; 350-400 lbs, $180-$220; 400-450 lbs, $169-$202; 450500 lbs, $165-$200; 500-550 lbs, $149-$156; 550-600 lbs, $149-$170; 600-700 lbs., $143$153; over 700 lbs, $133-$141.

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The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on November 5, 2013, 2,141; week ago, 2,366; year ago, 1,548. The market was steady to $2 higher this week. Better quality classes continue to see very strong demand. Packer cows and bulls sold $2 to $3 higher on approx. 200 hd. total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $72$85; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $59-$72; light weight canner cows, $49-$59. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $92-$97.50; utility & cutter bulls, $85-$92; lightweight canner bulls, $77-$85. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $210-$245; 200-300 lbs, $200-$240; 300400 lbs, $200-$252.50; 400500 lbs, $185-$240; 500-600 lbs, $158-$200; 600-700 lbs, $148-$178; 700-800 lbs, $142$147.50. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $200-$235; 200-300 lbs, $185-$225; 300-400 lbs, $176-$210; 400-500 lbs, $158$200; 500-600 lbs, $143-$171; 600-700 lbs, $138-$149; 700800 lbs, $120-$138. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336.

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30, 2013. Headlines include the following: • Record oil production of 617,000 Bbl for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, resulting in a year-over-year increase of 104% from 303,000 Bbl produced in the quarter ended September 30, 2012, a sequential increase of 38% from 447,000 Bbl produced in the quarter ended June 30, 2013. • Record oil and natural gas revenues of $81.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, a year-over-year increase of 115% from $38.0 million reported for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, and a sequential increase of 41% from $58.2 mil-

lion for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. • Record Adjusted EBITDA of $61.5 million for the third quarter of 2013, a year-over-year increase of 115% from $28.6 million reported for the third quarter of 2012, and a sequential increase of 51% from $40.8 million for the second quarter of 2013. • Record oil and natural gas revenues of $199.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, a year-over-year increase of 93% from $103.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. • Record Adjusted EBITDA of $142.9 million for the nine

months ended September 30, 2013, a year-over-year increase of 83% from $77.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. • Record total proved oil and natural gas reserves of 44.2 million BOE at September 30, 2013, including 13.9 million Bbl of oil and 182.0 Bcf of natural gas, with a PV-10 of $538.6 million (Standardized Measure of $486.1 million). Proved oil reserves increased 65% to 13.9 million Bbl at September 30, 2013, as compared to 8.4 million Bbl at September 30, 2012, and increased 32%, as compared to 10.5 million Bbl at December 31, 2012.

• Increased previously announced 2013 annual oil production guidance from 1.8 to 2.0 million Bbl to 2.0 to 2.1 million Bbl. • Increased previously announced 2013 annual natural gas production guidance from 11.0 to 12.0 billion cubic feet to 12.0 to 13.0 billion cubic feet. • Increased previously announced 2013 annual oil and natural gas revenues guidance from $220 to $240 million to $250 to $270 million. • Increased previously announced 2013 annual Adjusted EBITDA guidance from $155 to $175 million to $180 to $190 million.

Regional Oil & Gas Activity Report
Cannon News Services Recent well location reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-33367 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Ruckman Ranch Unit Well No.: 14 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 3.9 miles SE. of Ecleto Survey Name: J. Powel, A-658 Acres: 3,737.74 API No.: 42-123-33366 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Ruckman Ranch Unit Well No.: 15 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 3.9 miles SE. of Ecleto Survey Name: J. Powel, A-658 Acres: 3,737.74 API No.: 42-123-33364 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Ruckman Ranch Unit Well No.: 12 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Total Depth: 17,000 feet Direction and Miles: 2.4 miles SE. of Ecleto Survey Name: J. Powel, A-658 Acres: 3,737.74 API No.: 42-123-33328 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Hope Schorlemer 01 Well No.: 09H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.2 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: W. Putman, A-381 Acres: 464.93 API No.: 42-123-33326 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Hope Schorlemer 01 Well No.: 08H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.2 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: W. Putman, A-381 Acres: 464.93 API No.: 42-123-33327 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Hope Schorlemer 01 Well No.: 07H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.2 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: W. Putman, A-381 Acres: 464.93 API No.: 42-123-33325 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Hope Schorlemer 01 Well No.: 06H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Total Depth: 21,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4.1 miles NW. of Yorktown Survey Name: W. Putman, A-381 Acres: 464.93 Fayette County API No.: 149-33323 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Oak Valley Operating, LLC Lease Name: Kolar-Labatt Unit WSW Well No.: 1 Field Name: Southern Bay (Eagle Ford) Total Depth: 3,500 feet Direction and Miles: 21.25 miles W of La Grange Survey Name: W.A. Faires, A-180 Acres: 143.5 Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-33204 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Baker-DeForest Unit Well No.: 11H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 12.9 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 688.35 API No.: 42-177-33203 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Baker-DeForest Unit Well No.: 10H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 12.9 miles SE. of Cost Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Acres: 688.35 API No.: 42-177-33211 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lefevre Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 1 mile E. of Glaze Survey Name: J.D. Clements, A-9 Acres: 934.92 API No.: 42-177-33210 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Lefevre Unit Well No.: 6H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 13,000 feet Direction and Miles: 1 mile E. of Glaze Survey Name: J.D. Clements, A-9 Acres: 934.92 API No.: 42-177-33213 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Stock Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 12,200 feet Direction and Miles: 5.1 miles SW. of Moulton Survey Name: J.A. Hueser, A-245 Acres: 462.93 API No.: 42-177-33212 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Forest Oil Corp. Lease Name: C. Sample Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Total Depth: 14,000 feet Direction and Miles: 4 miles SW. of Smiley Survey Name: R. Sellers, A-414 Acres: 346.51 Recent oil and gas completions according to reports from the Texas Railroad Commission DeWitt County API No.: 42-123-32789 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Lamb Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: K.W. Barton, A-3 Direction and Miles: 7.8 miles NW. of Cuero Oil: 200 MCF: 2,579 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 6,300 Shut In Well Pressure: 6,970 Total Depth: 19,092 feet Perforations: 13,800-17,946 feet API No.: 42-123-32794 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Muir E Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: C. Fulcher, A-20 Direction and Miles: 6.83 miles NE. of Westhoff Oil: 655 MCF: 1,188 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,984 Total Depth: 19,320 feet Plug Back Depth: 19,201 feet Perforations: 13,053-19,196 feet API No.: 42-123-32899 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Kickendahl Unit 1 Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Direction and Miles: 4.61 miles SE. of Westhoff Oil: 557 MCF: 2,829 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,015 Total Depth: 17,374 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,279 feet Perforations: 13,484-17,232 feet API No.: 42-123-32943 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: P. Warzecha A Well No.: 9H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: F.H. Spellman, A-452 Direction and Miles: 9.82 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 960 MCF: 1,624 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,839 Total Depth: 18,066 feet Plug Back Depth: 13,320 feet Perforations: 13,053-17,953 feet API No.: 42-123-32902 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Oehlke A Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: W. Simpson, A-431 Direction and Miles: 4.84 miles SE. of Westhoff Oil: 384 MCF: 3,146 Choke Size: 11/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 7,305 Total Depth: 18,772 feet Plug Back Depth: 18,676 feet Perforations: 13,623-18,671 feet API No.: 42-123-33061 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: P. Frisbie B Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: A. Strickland, A-665 Direction and Miles: 8.29 miles NW. of Nordheim Oil: 595 MCF: 2,023 Choke Size: 12/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 6,606 Total Depth: 20,238 feet Plug Back Depth: 20,124 feet Perforations: 12,896-20,124 feet API No.: 42-123-33146 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Pioneer Natural Res. USA Inc. Lease Name: Dworaczyk 01 Well No.: 05H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: S.D. Hurst, A-222 Direction and Miles: 5.1 miles NW. of Yorktown Oil: 482 MCF: 1,796 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 7,421 Shut In Well Pressure: 8,315 Total Depth: 20,207 feet Perforations: 13,840-20,071 feet Gonzales County API No.: 42-177-32862 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Vernon Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Dunbaugh, A-197 Direction and Miles: 7.9 miles SW. of Smiley Oil: 1,437 MCF: 1,489 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,228 Total Depth: 15,049 feet Plug Back Depth: 14,972 feet Perforations: 11,625-14,962 feet API No.: 42-177-32861 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Vernon Unit Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. Dunbaugh, A-197 Direction and Miles: 7.9 miles SW. of Smiley Oil: 1,727 MCF: 1,798 Choke Size: 30/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,486 Total Depth: 15,581 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,505 feet Perforations: 11,580-15,495 feet API No.: 42-177-33021 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Boothe Unit Well No.: 17H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles N. of Cheapside Oil: 2,669 MCF: 3,075 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,688 Total Depth: 16,368 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,291 feet Perforations: 11,940-16,286 feet API No.: 42-177-32618 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Boothe Unit Well No.: 3H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles N. of Cheapside Oil: 3,374 MCF: 4,418 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,430 Total Depth: 16,352 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,254 feet Perforations: 12,096-16,249 feet API No.: 42-177-32663 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Boothe Unit Well No.: 4H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Direction and Miles: 5.9 miles N. of Cheapside Oil: 2,628 MCF: 3,354 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,567 Total Depth: 15,312 feet Plug Back Depth: 15,233 feet Perforations: 11,887-15,228 feet API No.: 42-177-32628 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Dreyer Unit Well No.: 13H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Direction and Miles: 1.3 miles NW. of Dreyer Oil: 3,240 MCF: 3,422 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 3,062 Total Depth: 16,694 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,610 feet Perforations: 11,904-13,681 feet API No.: 42-177-32866 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: EOG Resources Inc. Lease Name: Dreyer Unit Well No.: 14H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J. McCoy, A-44 Direction and Miles: 1.3 miles NW. of Dreyer Oil: 2,993 MCF: 3,010 Choke Size: 28/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 2,645 Total Depth: 16,522 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,434 feet Perforations: 11,824-16,188 feet API No.: 42-177-33032 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Bongo North Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.H. Whitehurst, A-485 Direction and Miles: 18.46 miles NE. of Gonzales Oil: 1,072 MCF: 501 Choke Size: 24/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,908 Total Depth: 18,702 feet Perforations: 10,585-18,611 feet API No.: 42-177-33008 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Bongo Hunter Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: J.H. Whitehurst, A-485 Direction and Miles: 18.46 miles NE. of Gonzales Oil: 706 MCF: 397 Choke Size: 26/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,319 Total Depth: 17,167 feet Perforations: 10,816-17,074 feet

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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: The Delhi Volunteer Fire Department wishes to say thank you to the many people who helped make the 4th Annual Gun Raffle/ Chili dinner fundraiser for the Delhi VFD a great success. We wish to thank our many supporters for their donations towards the silent and live auction; Cabela’s, Bluebonnet Electric, Henry’s Restaurant, Tractor supply, Livengood Feeds, Wal-Mart, Simple Sewing Solutions, Caldwell County Ranch & Feed, Lisa & Company Hair Design, Wilson Riggin, John Cyrier, Expert Tires, On Call Mobile Vet, Smith’s Supply, Auto Zone, Westy’s Pharmacy, Teed’s T-Shirts, HEB, GVEC home store, Guadalupe Valley Veterinary, Fehner& Son Grain, Caraway Ford, Adams Extract, Craft Crossing, China Basket, GVEC, Wells Fargo Bank, E Barr Feed Store, Lindemann Fertilizer Service, Magnolia T’s, Salt Flat Feeds, Johns Gun Shop, Big Dog Hobbies, Bastrop Copier, TJMaxx, Bastrop Feed Store, Home Depot, JBarB Foods, D&D Ranch Supply, Matt Fyock of Matco Tools, The Owl Western Store and The Wagon Wheel gas station. These businesses’ donated auction items, helping us raise money to expand our growing department. Our gratitude goes out to the Delhi original craft makers who donated their time and one of a kind crafts; Joe Johnson, Barbara Schroeder, Melissa Westbo, Jay Creighton, Gay Bergman, Glenda Spence, Evelyn Reininger, Laverne Lancaster, Georgene Goforth, and the Delhi Ladies Club. Always thankful of our local newspapers for publishing our events and keeping the public informed. A special recognition goes to the kitchen staff for keeping up a smooth operation of the flow of numerous chili pots coming in. To the great entries of all flavors of chili, THANK YOU we could not have done this with out you. A big Thank You to our very own Caldwell County Chief ’s Association for the chili judging this year. We hope you did not go home hungry. Our gratitude to the Gunslinger Volunteers for the outstanding Wild West Show! This year’s Chili winners are: in first place, Cindy Neal with the “New Mexico Style” Chili recipe. Second place was Ray Rodgers with his “Road Kill” Chili. This years’ third place goes to Tim Adams with his Chili concoction called “Just right”. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for a great meal. Our Gun Raffle winners this year are from as far away as one winner in Dallas/ Fort Worth, one winner in Lavaca County and locally we had three winners in Caldwell County, one winner in Bastrop County, two winners in Gonzales County. Congratulations to all! The support of the fine people of Delhi and the surrounding area made this event fun for everyone while raising funds that will help our department. Again, all of the members of the Delhi VFD want everyone to know how much we appreciate your support of our department. See you next year!

Each year, in conjunction with Constitution Day in September, Republican Women of Yoakum (RWOY) sponsor a Constitution Essay Contest for all seniors in Lavaca and DeWitt Counties. At the RWOY meeting on November 6, Rafael Cruz announced St. Paul High School senior Samantha Siegel (shown, above right) as the $1,000 grand prize winner of the essay contest. Cruz, father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, spoke of his life’s struggle for the American Dream. He captivated the audience with details of fighting the Communist Batista’s regime and his early life torture and imprisonment. Cruz came to America in 1957 with no more than the clothes he was wearing and one hundred dollars. Also pictured are the St. Paul High School Student Council officers and class representatives who attended the luncheon including (front row, from left) Victoria Kusak, Hannah Novosad, Kymberlie Malatek, Cassidy Thomas, Sydney Mikes, Wenji Ma, (back row) Samuel Wenske, Jed Janecek, Derek Kapavik, Samantha Siegel, Kyle Chunda, Austin Barton, Ben Janecek, and Kurt Chunda. Other area schools in attendance and represented were Yoakum I.S.D., Cuero I.S.D., Yorktown I.S.D, and Hallettsville Sacred Heart.

GISD trustees asked to consider soccer

Gonzales school trustees on Monday heard a request to consider launching a competetive soccer program in the district. During the public com-

ment portion of Monday’s monthly meeting, Jesse Elizondo, who runs the community Gonzales Youth Soccer League, told trustees that participation in the sport is increasing every year and the district could create

a varsity program at the high-school level which would enhance rather than detract from other sports like football. “There is no significant conflict with football,” he said, noting the UIL soccer season in Texas

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will provide equal to if not better than the current lighting. MHSC also offers an insurance policy where if the savings they project are not accurate, then the company will pay the difference back to the county. “We’ve basically eliminated all of the risks,” Rivera said. He asked the court to sign a letter of intent to allow MHSC to conduct a light survey that will grant them access to one year’s worth of the county’s electric bills, along with access to a county building of their choice and one hour of time to consult with a maintenance employee. Rivera said his company will come back to do the survey in a couple of months and the results should be available a few weeks after its completion. MHSC is currently working with other entities throughout the region including Shiner I.S.D., Guadalupe County, Calhoun County, and Giddings I.S.D. A motion for approval of the letter of intent was made by Precinct 4 Commissioner Bud Wuest and seconded by Precinct 3 Commissioner Kevin La Fleur. In another matter, the court authorized notice of a public hearing for creation of a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone (CERTZ).

During its last session, the Texas Legislature passed SB 1747 which allows commissioners courts of a county affected by oil and gas exploration and production activities to designate a “contiguous geographic area” as a CERTZ to promote a transportation project. Any monies created from this zone will go into the county’s road and bridge fund. The court determined the public hearing will be held on November 25 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom. During public comments, County Judge David Bird said the Gonzales County Jail has continually been filled to capacity so he suggested Sheriff Glen Sachtleben speak to other facilities about a possible interlocal agreement to help with any overflow. In other business, the court: • Approve the $47,912.82 purchase of a smooth drum vibratory soil compactor for Precinct 4. • Approved a contract with Time Warner Cable to provide basic service for the conference room in the county Emergency Management Coordinator’s office. • Awarded a contract worth $23,618 to Fort Worth-based HLK Auto Group Inc. for the purchase of a 3/4-ton pickup. • Cast 800 votes for Bud Wuest and 450 votes for Lauren Clampit to serve on the Gonzales County Appraisal District Board of Directors.

begins in January rather than the traditional fall soccer season recognized elsewhere. “And the conditioning you get in soccer carries over to other sports, it complements them.” Elizondo said he had about 30 teenagers turn out this fall for tryouts with GYSL’s adult league, and 15 of them made the cut. “We have about 160 kids this year and we’re expecting more next year,” he said. “We’re seeing a groundswell of desire from the kids. And having a soccer program might help you keep some kids in school who might not otherwise be involved in other programs. High school soccer can be an outlet for them.” Giddings and LaGrange, two other schools in District 263A, the district in which Gonzales competes in interscholastic sports, offer soccer programs already.

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During Monday’s routine meeting, trustees approved the district’s appraised property tax roll at $1.848 billion total value. Superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier also updated the board on policy Update 98 from the Texas Association of School Boards. Many of the recommended policy changes came as a result of legislative action in the 2013 session. The board also cast its votes in the Caldwell County Appraisal District and Gonzales County Appraisal District directors elections. GISD trustees committed 30 votes to Frank Hines in the Caldwell election, while voting 900 votes each to trustees Josie Smith-Wright and Sue Gottwald and 215 to GISD employee and Nixon city councilman Hector Dominguez in the Gonzales County election. Delhi VFD

ed every available means to locate the subject with negative results. The search, which continued from the early hours of last Saturday morning through Tuesday, was continually impeded by darkness and high treacherous waters.

Efforts by the Caldwell County Sheriff ’s Office, area volunteer fire departments and Swift Water Rescue Team divers included the use of cadaver dogs, DPS helicopters and sonar to locate McKee. Brice was reportedly taken into custody by police on a warrant from Travis County for violation of a protective order.


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“Tall Stanley,” “Peter Stixx” and “Space Ace” hit all the right notes on KISS classic Detroit Rock City.

They look a lot alike, don’t they? Local youngster Keisey Ramirez with “Georgia Gene”

Tribute band delights small JB Wells crowd
The crowd was a little sparse — which, considering it was a Friday night during football season in Central Texas, was understandable. But some die-hard classic rock fans definitely got their money’s worth and more at the JB Wells Arena in Gonzales. Several dozen hardy souls were treated to four hours of the 80s in a concert from tribute band KISSiT and its opening act, Lick, hosted by the City of Gonzales. “Everybody loves the 70s and the 80s,” noted KISSiT front man ‘Georgia Gene.’ Like the original KISS configuration which included Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, the tribute crew goes only by their stage names — in addition to Gene, there’s Tall Stanley, Peter Stixx and Space Ace. KISSiT is one of dozens of KISS imitators, but the San Antonio-based group not only has the sound down to a “T,” they’ve got the full blessing of their musical heroes. “They loved it. We actually did a meet and greet and opened for one of their concerts about three years ago,” Gene said. “We go all over Texas now.” While accomplished musicians in their own right, what brought the group together was a love for the glitter hard rock of KISS — and craigslist. “We got started about four years ago when I put an ad on craigslist,” said Gene, who wouldn’t reveal his ac-

Story and Photos By DAVE MUNDY

Part of the appeal of KISSiT and other tribute bands imitating well-known classic rock acts is the fact the music they’re playing is not canned — the band members are accomplished musicians in their own right, as demonstrated by “Space Ace” (above) and “Georgia Gene” (above right). The bands also do their best to re-create signature gimmicks of the bands they imitate, such as Gene’s “throwing up blood” (right). tual age but is likely closer in punch of Rock And Roll All sound. age to where Gene Simmons Night and Shout It Out Loud. In addition to Lopez, the is now than when Simmons Opening the evening was band includes lead singer started KISS back in the another San Antonio-based Naomi, Doug Matthews on 1970s. “We were all big KISS cover band, Lick, whose bass, John Valdez on drums fans. When we got together, story is far different. Gui- and Nayo Hernandez on the sound was good right tarist Michael Lopez said guitar and keyboards. off; the first practice we did the band first formed in the During Friday’s show, 16 songs. Now we do 36.” 1980s as “Madhouse,” and Lick covered a number of Friday’s concert saw cov- released an album in 1985 classic 80s hits such as Lita ers of KISS classics such as before dissolving in the Ford’s Kiss Me Deadly, JourDetroit Rock City, Doctor 1990s. The group re-formed ney’s Don’t Stop Believin’, Love, 100,000 Years, Black four years ago and it’s now Van Halen’s Jump and a Diamond and other cuts capitalizing on the resur- Pat Benatar double-header, from early albums, finish- gence of interest in classic Promises in the Dark and ing with a rousing one-two rock with a very polished Heartbreaker.

Lead singer Naomi, keyboardist Nayo Hernandez and bassist Doug Matthews light it up during the opening act performance by an Antonio-based band Lick.

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Jail Museum for a run that will last from December 2-January 3. The second exhibit, “Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas,” features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people remarkable for individual and communal industry in setting down roots and adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world. In the 1840s, German immigrants began settling at New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and other locations in Central Texas, imparting a distinctive character to these communities. Panel topics include: “Star of Texas” poet and poem; Carl, Prince of Solms, and his settlements; German upheavals and Texas Revolution; writers and printers in Texas; social and cultural enterprises; culture in San Antonio; art on the Pedernales; photo album of Ger-

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Two new exhibits have come to the Gonzales area this week. “The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s–1930s” is a pictorial essay on the family and community life of Texas settlers as reflected in old buildings. The exhibit looks at the early Texas buildings for information about settlers’ visions of community and progress and their accommodation to the physical demands and economic realities of everyday life. Panel topics include: Log houses and dogtrots, farm homes and barns, country school houses, outdoor churches, stone churches, country stores, failed banks, towns, town square, Main Street, symbols of prosperity and courthouses. The exhibit will be displayed at Gonzales High School through November 27 before moving to the Old

man Texans and visual reminders of pioneers. The exhibit will be displayed at Victoria CollegeGonzales campus through November 22 and will then move to the Riverside School Community Center from December 2-January 3. Both exhibits are brought to Gonzales by the Gonzales County Historical Commission in partnership with Thomas Shelton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution through grants from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the City of Gonzales Tourism Advisory Committee. For more information, send email to chair@gonzaleschc.org or call 512-9245850.

Comedy fund-raiser set
The Crystal Theatre will be the site of the inaugural clean stand-up show “Comedy for the FUN-d Of It” on November 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show is being put on by Door to Door Comedy, based out of San Antonio. Advance tickets cost $20 for a single ticket and $17.50 each when buying two or more. Tickets on the day of the show are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at http://comedy-

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The Family history of Alamo hero Charles Despallier, one of the names among the “Immortal 32 of Gonzales,” has been unveiled. On February 25, 1836, just one day after sending his famous “Victory or Death” letter, Colonel Travis sent another letter from the Alamo. He wrote to Major-General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Texas, citing his men for bravery: “Charles Despallier and Robert Brown gallantly sallied out and set fire to houses which afforded the enemy shelter, in the face of the enemy fire.” Until now,

but a name in the list of the Immortal 32. Researcher and author Rasmus Dahlqvist has now unveiled the Despallier family history. Searching for the ancestors of his own Belgian grandmother and inspired by family legends, Dahlqvist has dug deep into many archives around the world. The book FROM MARTIN TO DESPALLIER takes you on a journey through four hundred years of colonization, invasions, revolutions and secret treaties. The Martins from France started off as clerks, colonists, and military men. They changed their surname to Despallier and became rebels and US

frontiersmen, while their kin in France made it to consuls and, eventually, to generals. Charles never visited France, nor has his father Bernard ever seen the shores of his ancestors’ native land, the ancient region of Normandy. Dahlqvist’s

book tells the incredible story of men making careers in the Royal Navy and Army, in politics, and in justice. These men influenced history in colonial Haiti, in French and Spanish Louisiana and, last but not least, in Texas. It is the first comprehensive work describing the full and detailed family history of one of the men who died at the Alamo: Charles Despallier. Dahlqvist’s book FROM MARTIN TO DESPALLIER, The Story of a French Colonial Family, is now available at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble, bookstores. (ISBN13 = 9781493603251, ISBN10 = 1493603256 )

What’s Up at the GYC
Here’s what’s happening at the Gonzales Youth Center this week: Thursday, November 14 • Nail Care Basics • Arts and Crafts Saturday, November 16 • United States Marine Corps member Mark Prado will present a program about what it means to be a Marine and what we can do to help all our servicemen and women who are fighting for our country. Earn 400 points. Monday, November 18 • Notes to Veterans. Earn 200 points • Care Packages for Troops in Afghanistan. Bring items to fill the next shipment! Earn 200 points. Tuesday, November 19 • Art Club Project with members of the Gonzales Art Club. Create a masterpiece! • Flowerbed Cleanup. Earn 200 points. These activities are always available at the Gonzales Youth Center: tutoring, pool, volleyball, basketball, football, tetherball, foosball, air hockey, kickball, computer lab, games, puzzles, TV , great food, friends & fun. Call 830-672-7664 for recorded message or 830-857-3483 for more information. Check out our new Facebook page! The Gonzales Youth Center offers Tutoring from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with help in all subjects. We can help you get your grades up and keep them there. Get in the habit of coming in and staying ahead with your classes. Students working in homework lab will earn 200 points an hour. The Center is open from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 3 until 10 p.m. Ride bus # 21 from North Avenue or the Junior High and ride the GYC Bus home after 6 p.m. All students must be picked up by parent or ride the bus home when we close. No Walking Home! Due to heavy attendance, it is recommended that students find other transportation if possible because our one bus will have 2-3 hour routes.

The Texas Agrilife Extension and the Gonzales Master Gardeners will present a public education program, Nov. 14th, at 6:30 p.m. The program will be at the Fair Street Building, 623 Fair Street, which is next to Gonzales Elementary. The speaker for the evening is Joyce Felter, a Bexar County Master Gardener, an expert on Texas superstar plants that are strong and stunning in Texas heat. There is no charge for admittance. Contact person: Shirley Frazier, (830) 437-2592. The WIC Wellness Garden offers free weekly gardening classes to WIC participants and WIC eligible public on Fridays. Classes will be held at 11 a.m. on November 15 and 22. The garden is located right outside of the WIC office, located at 229 St. George St. in Gonzales. Dietitian Cynthia Green and Gonzales Master Gardeners will teach you how to grow your own food for your family almost anywhere and anyhow you want. Please join them and go home with some delicious produce. For more information, go to fns.usda.gov/wic to learn more about WIC eligibility, or call the WIC office at 830-672-7083. Need child care? Contact Workforce Solutions. The Gonzales office of Golden Crescent Workforce Solutions offers help in locating affordable child care for those who are workingm attending school/college or in training. You must meet eligibility requirements. For details, contact the office at 830-672-2146 or visit www.gcworkforce.org.

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Fun-Tier Tours Inc.
P.O. Box 87, Luling, TX. 78648 funtiertours@yahoo.com
$69.00 pp/db, bus, hotel-Coushatta Inn, $23.00 free play on players’ card. Departs downtown Luling at 7:00 a.m. and Franks in Schulenburg at 7:45 AM. Reserve your seats NOW!!


Overnight Coushatta Bus Trip - December 1 & 2, 2013

$35.00 pp, Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, $20.00 free play. Departs downtown Luling at 7:00 a.m. returns approximately 8:30 p.m. Seats must be reserved and paid in advance.

Turnaround -- One day trips to Texas only casino -November 29, 2013

7-days 6 nights Memphis/Tunica Vacation April 27-May 3, 2014
$549.00 Per Person, Double Occupancy, $75.00 Due Upon Signing - Motorcoach transportation from Luling or Georgetown - 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners - Admission to Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley - Admission to Tunica Museum - Free time on Beal Street in Memphis - Guided Tour of Memphis, Tn

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ange juice. Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken, Whipped Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Corn on Cob, Roll, Banana & Milk. Friday: Breakfast – Breakfast on a stick, apple slices, milk & orange juice. Lunch: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Green Bean, Romaine Salad, Garlic Bread Stick, Peach Cobbler & Milk. Mustang Special: Monday, Chili-Dog, w/Shredded Cheese, Baked Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Peach slices & Milk. Tuesday, Steakburger, Hamburger Bun, Baked Fries, Lettuce, Sliced Tomatoes, Sliced Pickles, Carrot Sticks, Red Apple & Milk. Wednesday, Lemon Chicken, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Apples, Crackers. Wednesday – Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza or French Toast, 100% Fruit Juice. Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Corn, Tossed Salad, Fresh Strawberries, Apricot Cup. Thursday – Breakfast: Sausage Wrap or Cinni Minis, 100% Fruit

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Nixon-Smiley CISD School menus
November 18th-22nd Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast Burrito, Apple Slices, Milk & Orange Juice. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, w/white Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Wheat Bread, Peach Slices & Milk. Tuesday: Breakfast – Sausage Biscuit, Milk & Orange Juice. Lunch: Beef & Cheese Nachos, Pinto Beans, Romaine Salad, Rice, Red Apple & Milk. Wednesday: Breakfast – Pig-n-blanket, apple slices, milk & orange juice. Lunch: Catfish, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Hush puppies, Fruit Cocktail & Milk. Thursday: Breakfast – Breakfast sausage pizza, milk & orNovember 11th-15th Monday – Breakfast: Sausage Wrap or Blueberry Muffins. Lunch: Hot Dogs, Sweet Potato Fries, Cucumbers/FF Ranch, Pear Cups, Fresh Bananas. Tuesday – Breakfast: Mini Pancakes or Cinni Minis, 100% Fruit Juice. Lunch: Beef Enchiladas, Refried

Waelder ISD School menus

Luling ISD School menus
November 18th -22nd Luling Jr. High & High School Breakfast & Lunch Menu Fat Free Chocolate or White Milk Served Daily for Breakfast & Lunch Monday – Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Sausage Breakfast Pizza, Assorted Cereal, Apple Wedges, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Beef Ravioli, Cheese & Bacon Baked Potato or Fruit Yogurt & Cheese Plate with Corn, Broccoli, Banana, Grape Juice. Tuesday – Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Biscuit w/Country Sausage Gravy, Assorted Cereal, Banana, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potato Bowl, Meatball Sub or SBJ Sandwich with Green Peas, Cucumber, & Tomato, Orange, Fruit Juice. Wednesday – Breakfast: Waffle Bar, French Toast Stick, Assorted Cereal, Orange, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Beef Soft Tacos, Pizza Sticks or Ham & Cheese Wrap With Pintos, Carrots, Raisins, Orange Juice. Thursday – Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Pig In A Blanket, Assorted Cereal, Orange, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Orange Popcorn Chicken w/Broccoli, Sloppy November 18th-22nd All breakfast is served with Milk and Juice Monday – Breakfast: Grilled Cheese, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Spanish Rice, Tacos, Salad, Fruit, Refried Beans. Tuesday – Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, November 18th-22nd All breakfast is served with Milk and Juice Monday – Breakfast: Toast, Cereal of Choice, Fruit. Lunch: Hamburger, Burger Salad Cup, Tater Tots, Fruit Cup, Milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Joe or Turkey & Cheese Sub with Potato Salad, Cucumber, Apple, Grape Juice. Friday – Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Cinnamon Rolls, Assorted Cereal, Orange, Assorted Juice. Lunch: Beef & Bean Nachos, Broccoli & Cheese Potato or Chicken Salad Sandwich with Beans, Carrots, Cinnamon Apples, Orange Juice. Shanklin & Primary Breakfast Menu Monday – Breakfast: Sausage Breakfast Pizza, Apple Juice. Tuesday – Breakfast: Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast, Orange Juice. Wednesday – Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Diced Pears. Thursday – Breakfast: Pigs in a Blanket, Fresh Banana. Friday – Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Apple Wedges. Shanklin Lunch Menu Monday – Beef Ravioli, Chicken Nuggets or Fruit Yogurt & Cheese w/French Fries, Broccoli, Banana, Grape Juice. Tuesday – Thanksgiving Family Luncheon, 3rd & 5th. 4th & 2nd sack lunches in the classroom. Wednesday – Thanksgiv-

Shiner ISD School menus

Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Hamburger/Cheese, Burger Salad, Tator Tots, Fruit. Wednesday – Breakfast: Raisin Biscuit, Cereal, Toast. Lunch: Vegetable Stew, Onion Potatoes, Mixed Veggies, Crisp, Bread . Thursday – Breakfast: Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Chili Macaroni, Corn, Green Beans, Fruit, Bread, Milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Pancakes, Fruit, Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Chicken Fajitas, Pinto Beans, Fajita Salad Cup, Rosy Applesauce, Milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel,

Beans, Romaine Salad, Breadstick, Fruit Cocktail & Milk. M 830-857-6296 Thursday, Meatball SubmaBJones1@txfb-ins.com rine Sandwich, Hoagie Bun, Baked Fries, Romaine Salad, Agent Banana & Milk. Friday, Hot Wings, Curly Fries, Romaine Salad, Celery Sticks, Peach Prepare for their future by insuring yours. Cobbler & Milk. Rise: Monday, Quaker Snack Mix & Orange Juice. Tuesday, Animal Crackers & Orange Juice. Wednesday, Pretzels & Orange Juice. November 18th-22nd Sandwich Thursday, Graham CrackBreakfast Wednesday – ThanksJunior High and Gonzaers, Peanut Butter & Orange East Avenue , Gonzales giving Meal: Turkey w/ les High School Juice. Friday, Ritz Bits Cheese Elementary and North Av- Gravy, Homemade DressMonday – Chicken Fried Bites & Orange Juice. enue ing, Green Beans, Sweet Steak, Hot Roll, Mashed Monday – Yogurt w/ Potato Casserole and Fruit Potatoes, Country Gravy, Crackers, Assorted Kid’s Ce- Salad. Daily Kid’s Favorites: Steamed Broccoli, Sliced real, Breakfast Toast, Peach Cheeseburger, All-Ameri- Peaches. Daily Apache Cup, Apple Juice can Chef Salad Menu: JH: Pepperoni Pizza, Juice. Lunch: Chicken Burger, Tuesday – Pancake on a Thursday – Turkey Roast Hamburger, Chicken NugBurger Salad, Baked Tater Tots, Fresh Apples. Friday – Stick, Assorted Kid’s Cereal, w/Gravy, Steamed Rice, gets w/Roll, Turkey & Cheese Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza or Breakfast Toast, Fresh Or- Blackeyed Peas, Cucumber Sandwich and Ham Chef & Tomatoes, Fresh Orange Salad; HS: Pepperoni Pizza, Cereal/Sausage, 100% Fruit ange Wedges, Fruit Juice Wednesday – Cheesy Daily Kid’s Favorites: Hot- Hamburger, Chicken NugJuice. Lunch – Turkey Hoagie Sandwich, Lettuce/Toma- Scrambled Eggs, Assort- dog on a Bun, PB&J Sand- gets w/Roll & Build Your Own Deli Bar toes, Baby Carrots, Fresh Or- ed Kid’s Cereal, Breakfast wich Toast, Pineapple Tidbits, Friday – Chili Cheese Tuesday – JH: Enchilada anges, Peach Cups. Orange Juice Baked Potato, Hot Roll, Casserole, Spanish Rice, Thursday –Breakfast Piz- Sweet Golden Corn, Baby Charro Beans, Salsa, Fresh za, Assorted Kid’s Cereal, Carrots, Pineapple Tid- Apple. HS: Turkey w/Gravy, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Ba- bits. Daily Kid’s Favorites: Homemade Dressing, Green ing Family Luncheon, 4th & nana Half, Fruit Cheese Pizza, Chicken Beans, Sweet Potato Casse2nd . 3rd & 5th sack lunches Friday – Sausage Bis- Ranch Salad role and Fruit Salad. Apache in the classroom. cuit, Assorted Kid’s Cereal, Menu: JH: Pepperoni PizThursday – Popcorn ChickBreakfast Toast, Fresh Apple Gonzales Elementary za, Crispy Chicken Burger, en w/Broccoli, Cheeseburger Wedges, Pineapple Juice and North Avenue Corndog, Ham & Cheese or Beef Nacho Salad w/PoMonday – Chicken Fried Sandwich and Chicken Chef tato Salad, Cucumbers, apple, Junior High and Gonza- Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Salad; HS: Pepperoni Pizza, Grape Juice. les High School Country Gravy, Steamed Crispy Chicken Burger, CornFriday – Cheese Pizza, Monday – Pancake on a Broccoli, Baked Apples. dog & Build your Own Deli Chicken Sandwich or AmeriStick, Assorted Kid’s Cereal, Daily Kid’s Favorites: Chick- Bar can Salad with Carrots, Green Breakfast Toast, Peach Cup, en Nuggets w/Roll, Fresh Wednesday – Chicken Beans, Watermelon, Apple Apple Juice Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Spaghetti w/Hot Rolls, SeaJuice. Tuesday – Cinnamon Ham Chef Salad soned Carrots, Garden Salad, Primary Lunch Menu Roll, Assorted Kid’s Cereal, Tuesday – Enchilada Cas- Chilled Pears. Apache Menu: Monday – Beef Ravioli, Breakfast Toast, Fresh Or- serole, Spanish Rice, Charro JH: Pepperoni Pizza, ChickChicken Nuggets or Fruit Yoange Wedges, Fruit Juice Beans, Salsa, Fresh Apple. en Nuggets w/Roll, Cheesegurt & Cheese w/French Fries, Wednesday – Cheesy Daily Kid’s Favorites: Corn burger, PB&J Sandwich and Broccoli, Banana, Grape Juice. Scrambled Eggs, Assort- Dog, Fresh Ham & Cheese All-American Salad; HS: PepTuesday – Meatball Sub, ed Kid’s Cereal, Breakfast Sandwich, Chicken Chef peroni Pizza, Chicken NugSBJ Sandwich with Green Toast, Pineapple Tidbits, Salad gets w/Roll, Cheeseburger & Peas, Cucumber Slices, OrOrange Juice Wednesday – Thanksgiv- Build Your Own Deli Bar ange, Fruit Juice. Thursday – Breakfast ing Meal: Turkey w/Gravy, Thursday – Turkey Roast Wednesday – ThanksgivPizza, Assorted Kid’s Cereal, Homemade Dressing, Green w/Gravy, White Rice, Seaing Family Luncheon Pre K & Breakfast Toast, Fresh Ba- Beans, Sweet Potato Cas- soned Green Beans, Cucum1st. Kinder Sack Lunches in nana Half, Fruit Juice serole and Fruit Salad. Daily ber & Tomato Salad, Baked the classroom. Friday – Sausage Bis- Kid’s Favorites: Cheeseburg- Apples. Apache Menu: JH: Thursday – Thanksgiving cuit, Assorted Kid’s Cereal, er, Turkey Goldfish Sand- Pepperoni Pizza, Hamburger, Family Luncheon Kinder. Pre Breakfast Toast, Fresh Apple wich, All-American Chef Hotdog, Hot Turkey Sub and K & 1st sack lunches in the Wedges, Pineapple Juice Salad Ham Chef Salad; HS: Pepclassroom. Thursday – Turkey Roast peroni Pizza, Hamburger, Friday – Cheese Pizza, Lunch w/Gravy, Steamed Rice, Hotdog & Build Your Own Chicken Sandwich or AmeriEast Avenue Blackeyed Peas, Cucumber & Deli Bar can Salad with Carrots, Green Monday – Chicken Fried Tomatoes, Fresh Orange DaiFriday – Chili & Cheese Beans, Watermelon, Apple Steak, Mashed Potatoes, ly Kid’s Favorites: Hotdog on Baked Potato, Dinner Roll, Juice. Country Gravy, Steamed a Bun, PB&J Sandwich, Ham Seasoned Corn, Baby CarBroccoli, Baked Apples. Dai- Chef Salad rots, Pineapple Tidbits. ly Kid’s Favorites: Chicken Friday – Chili Cheese Apache Menu: JH: Pepperoni Nuggets w/Roll, Ham Chef Baked Potato, Hot Roll, Pizza, Crispy Chicken Burger, Blue Pancakes, Cereal, Toast. Salad Sweet Golden Corn, Baby Hamburger, Ham & Cheese Lunch: Turkey/Gravy, DressTuesday – Enchilada Cas- Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits. Sandwich, Chicken Salad ing, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, serole, Spanish Rice, Charro Daily Kid’s Favorites: Cheese Ranch; HS: Pepperoni Pizza, Bread. Friday – Breakfast: Beans, Salsa, Fresh Apple. Pizza, Fresh Ham & Cheese Crispy Chicken Burger, HamFrench Toast, Cereal Toast. Daily Kid’s Favorites: Corn Sandwich, Chicken Ranch burger & Build Your Own Lunch: Chicken Burgers, Dog, Fresh Ham & Cheese Salad Deli Bar Burger Salad, Veggies, Fruit, Baked Chip.

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Gonzales ISD School menus

Moulton ISD School menus

Shiner Catholic School menus
Week of November 18th22nd All lunches served with milk. Yogurt is also offered MONDAY Steak Fingers, White or Brown Gravy, Baked Rice, Corn, Bread, Fruit TUESDAY Chili & Beans w/Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli w/Ranch Dip, Coleslaw, Homemade Bread, Cornbread, Fruit WEDNESDAY Baked Turkey w/Gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Fruit THURSDAY Corn Dogs, Green Beans

Fruit, Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Pizza, Country Style Vegetables, Garden Salad, Fruit, Milk. Friday – Breakfast – Biscuits, Sausage, Fruit, Cereal of Choice. Lunch: Chicken Club Sandwich, Salad Cup, CC Sweet Pot, Fries, Fruit, Milk.

w/Mushroom Sauce, Tossed Salad, Sliced Pickles, Fruit FRIDAY Fish Nuggets, Peas and Carrots, Buttered Noodles, Tossed Salad, Baby Carrots w/ Ranch Dressing “Preparing the Children of God for the Kingdom of God.”

Citizenship is something that should be honored, recognized and given status. It has nothing to do with academic achievement and anyone can achieve it. The essence of good citizenship is respect - respect for authority, respect for others, respect for self, and respect for rules. It is an attitude that begins at home and is reinforced at school and applied throughout life. Pictured are the Gonzales Junior High Awesome Apaches for the week ending November 1 (from left): Adrian James, Armeshia Williams and C’Madre Vega. (Courtesy photo)

This year, Gonzales Junior High is honoring those with perfect attendance! As an incentive for attending school every day, all 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to win $15 dollars each Friday of the year. Nayeli DeLeon, an 8th grader, won for attending school during the week of November 4-8. (Courtesy photo)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gonzales County Records
Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds October 1-31 Oatman, Roy and Oatman, Evelyn to Ali, Naveed, w/d, 13.68 Acres, Eli Mitchell Svy, A-337. Garcia, Maria Borjas to Valenta, Darlene, w/d, 12.34 Acres, Andrew Zumwalt Svy, A-503. Breitschopf, Shirley and Cooper, Lynette to ACE Swabbing LLC, w/d, Lt. 6, Blk. 7, Highview Addn, Gonzales. Riley, Ralph M. to Reed, Amanda Jean, w/d, 0.29 of An Acre (Pt. Lt. 1, Tier 1) East of Water Street, Gonzales. Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association to Castillo, Manuel and Castillo, Delia M., w/d, 0.933 of an Acre, Samuel Highsmith Svy, A-26. Fougerat Jr, Gerlad J. to Garner, Gentry, w/d, 2.462 Acres, Town of Gonzales Svy, A-25. Garner, Gentry to Fougerat Jr, Gerald J., w/d, 2.463 Acres, Town of Gonzales Svy, A-25. Garner, Gentry to Fougerat, Michael L, w/d, 1.00 Acre, Town of Gonzales Svy, A-25. McNerney, John Joseph to McNerney, John Joseph and McNerney, Jacqueline J., w/d, 27.7631 Acres, Daniel Gray Svy, A-517. Clardy, James H. to Red Sand Properties, LLC, w/d, 0.76 of an Acre (Pt. Lt. 4, Blk. 17, RG 1) West of Water Street, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Clardy, James H. and Clardy, Joanna to Red Sand Properties, LLC, w/d, Lt. 39, King’s 6th Addn, Gonzales. Clardy, James H. and Red Sand Properties, LLC, w/d, Pt. Lts. 4-5, Blk. 36, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Clardy, Jim and Clardy, Joanna to Red Sand Properties, LLC, w/d, Lt. 12, Blk. 5, Davis Addn, Gonzales. Kotwig, Joe Gary, Kotwig, Richard, Hobbs, Shelley Kay Kotwig, Kotwig, Cierra Dawn to Gindler, Bruce, Gindler, Lisa and Floyd, Jerome C., w/d, Lt. 2, North Terrace, Sec. 2, Gonzales. Fischer, James Edward, Fischer, Theresa V . and Lilndenau, Partners, LLC to Otto, David Wayne and Otto, Lee Ann, w/d, 167.83 Acres, J D Clements Svy, A-9. Nichols, Katherine T. to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 1.52 Ac A W Hill A-247. Kriete, Robert to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 1.52 AC A W Hill A-247. Bonapart, Susan to EOG Resources Inc., o/l, 84.0 Ac B. Lockhart A-36. Cinco J Inc. to RREAF Gonzales LLC,

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w/d, 1.98 AC Pt. Lt. 12 & 13 RG 4 & RG 5 East of Water Orig. Outer Town of Gonzales. Burchard, Robert K. to Little Saint George, LLC, w/d, Lt. Lt. 3 Blk. 23 & Easement Pt. Lt. 2 Bk. 3 Easement Orig. Inner Town of Gonzales. DSG Investments Ltd., to Kifer, Jane, w/d, Lt. 23 Creekwood Subdiv. November 1-30 Miller, Phillip J. to Roberts, William A., w/d, 88.40 Acres, John Goodman A-241 & John C Baker A-116 Svys. Meneley, John William and Meneley, Theresa R. to Ainsworth, Susan Lenore Meneley, w/d, Undiv.Int. in 111.042 Acres, Sarah Seeley Svy, A-60. Meneley, John William and Meneley, Theresa R. to Boothe, Lois Jean, w/d, Undiv. Int. in 111.042 Acres, Sarah Seeley Svy, A-60. Marriage License Beadle, David I. and Pennington, Tracy L. Swenson, Dean E. and Wolf, Laura M. Isaguirre Jr., Pedro and Moreno, Dora E. Hernandez, Roland G. and Castilleja, Isabel. Valdez, David and Pebeahsy, Pamela Grace. Assumed Names Greenfield, Stephen Ray – Extreme Steve Welding Services,LLC, Gonzales. Dorlou Properties, LLC – Dorlou Properties, LLC Surface Series, Houston. Dorlou Properties, LLC – Dorlou Prop. LLC Minerals Series, Houston. Dorlou Properties, LLC – Dorlou Prop. LLC Lazy F Ranch Series, Houston. Dorlou Properties, LLC – Dorlou Prop. LLC Guest Ranch Series, Houston. Dorlou Properties, LLC – Dorlou Prop. Lazy F Ranch, Houston. Dorlou Properties, LLC – Dorlou Prop. Lazy F Working Ranch Texas, Houston. Dorlou Properties, LLC – Dorlou Prop. LLC Minerals Series, Houston. MD-Tamez Enterprises, Inc. – Bail Bond Hotline of Gonzales County, Victoria. MD-Tamez Enterprises, Inc. – Bail Bond Hotline, Victoria. MD-Tamez Enterprises, Inc. – The Original Bail Bond Hotline of Texas, Victoria. Perkins, Robert & Kahn, Kristopher – RKCJ Trucking Ltd., Smiley. Sistos, Ronnie – Sistos Construction – Gonzales. Zuniga, Ausencio – Zuniga’s Trucking, Gonzales.

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Turnout up despite Voter ID fears
Cannon News Services

AUSTIN – In spite of fears raised by some, including the Obama Administration, that Texas’ new Voter ID law would limit access to the polls, figures released this week by Texas Secretary of State John Steen indicated that the turnout this year over the last similar election nearly doubled. Steen this week thanked county election officials and volunteers for their hard work conducting the 2013 Constitutional Amendment Election. Steen stressed that this was a constitutional amendment election that not only went well but saw increased turnout from the last comparable

election. In 2011, the last constitutional amendment election, 690,052 voters cast a ballot. In the Nov 5 election the unofficial vote totals for Proposition 1 indicate that 1,144,844 voters cast a ballot, a 66 percent increase. “This was our first statewide election with a photo ID requirement in place, and it was smooth, secure and successful,” said Secretary Steen. “Significant credit goes to the county election officials, their employees and the thousands of poll workers across the state who helped execute this new requirement.” After the photo ID requirement went into effect following a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in late

June, and in accordance with the charge in the photo ID statute, Secretary Steen’s office implemented a statewide voter education campaign to prepare voters for the change. Secretary Steen praised county election officials for their efforts to educate voters on a more local level. “Traveling around Texas as a part of our statewide voter education campaign, I had the opportunity to visit with many county election officials,” said Secretary Steen. “I was very impressed with their work to address local issues and concerns from voters. Additionally, they worked hard to make sure Texas poll workers were well trained to manage the photo ID requirement.”

A cobra? Are you kidding me, a friggin’ cobra?
A couple days before I arrived at my new location in northern Iraq, we suffered a casualty. One of our four-legged partners was very sick and had to be medevac’d to the veterinary hospital in Bagdad. It took two days to get him there from the time the hospital was notified. In that time things went downexplosive. Al Qaeda terrorists sometimes place explosives on the concrete T-Walls. The picture with this article is my partner searching the exterior of the perimeter. We search for explosives that may have been placed there in an attempt to breach the perimeter. The handler presents the area by placing his hand where he wants his partner to search. This goes on time after time around the three or so mile concrete wall. This night was no different from normal. The handler presented one of countless areas to search and the dog obediently checked. On one of the searches, the dog pulled back sharply as he sniffed the area but did not show signs of an alert or anything else. The night checks continued until the shift was over. The next morning there was something obviously wrong. The dog was not responding well and wanted to do nothing but lay down. He was not drinking or eating. The handler, concerned for his partner, checked him all over and found a large lump on the left side of the dog’s neck. It was hot to the touch and clearly was painful. He washed it off and tried to see if maybe there was a thorn or something. When the hair was brushed back he could see the swollen lump was open and leaking

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Dispatches from Downrange Jon Harris

Jon Harris is an Army retiree and former law enforcement officer in The 2013 Gonzales County Relay For Life fund-raiser, Festa di Gonzales County now employed as Italiano, is scheduled 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov 16 at the Old Gonzales a civilian military dog handler in the College, 820 St. Louis St. The event will feature appetizers, Ital- Middle East.

Festa di Italiano

Jon Harris and his K-9 partner search the exterior of their perimeter. Last week during one of these type of searches, a dog was bitten by a cobra. (Courtesy photo)
fluid from two small puncture marks. Antiseptic was applied, a Benadryl shot was suggested by the vet and administered by the handler, and the dog allowed to rest. That night the dog became listless and was even more lethargic. A call was placed to the vet in Bagdad and the situation described. The vet immediately ordered the dog to be sent to Bagdad for treatment. Getting the dog from here to Bagdad was no easy feat and it took almost two days to complete. Upon arrival, it was clear the K-9 was in deep trouble and there was little time to waste. Treatment by way of pain relief, fluids, and nutrient support were started as the search for what was wrong commenced. A blood test confirmed the dog had been bitten by a snake. Many of the snakes here are poison and not just a little bit. Most snake bites in Iraq either cost a limb or a life, they are that bad. Further testing indicated the snake had most likely been a cobra! Now when I took the assignment to the Middle East, I figured I knew the risks. Snipers, rocket attacks, IEDs, the occasional suicide bomber and all but I was not prepared for this. A friggin cobra! Yesterday, engineers were out with heavy equipment moving a large dirt pile away from our area. They had been alerted to the snake incident and the vector control guy (exterminator) had found snake tracks going into the hill where there was a high concentration of field mice. We all stood around as the big machines dug into the pile and loaded it on trucks to be taken away. During that operation, three snakes were uncovered. Two sawtooth vipers and one cobra. All of the snakes were deadly. I say were because they are now ex-snakes. Wow, just when you thought it is OK to go outside. BTW, the dog survived and should be back in a couple weeks after it is strong enough to resume it duties of an explosive detection K-9. Credit goes to the handler, who noticed his friend in trouble, and to the vet who, was sharp enough to figure out what was wrong. Watching every step, This is Jon Harris and this was a Dispatch from Downrange-Iraq.

ian soup, Italian cuisine and sangria. Tickets are available for $25 and will be available for pre-sale hill quickly. Things did not only. For details contact Lisa at 830-445-1419 or Carolyn at 830- look good and his handler was 263-1785. doing what he could to make The Pilot Club of Gonzales is sponsoring a fund raiser “Ribs Cooked by Ken Hedrick” available at Riverside Nov. 23 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 a rack and are available at Sage Bank (pass through), Lone Star Bank (Pam Parker), Frames and Things, Caraway Ford (Scottie Baker), Jackie Gandre 437-5730; Jacque Kuntschik (857-6172). The last day to order is November 14, 2013. Please help to support the Pilot Club of Gonzales with your purchase. A Fund Raiser Luncheon is being held to help with medical expenses for Janet Currie Yoakum. The meal will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11:00a.m till 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center 426 St. Paul. A donation of $8. is being asked. There will also be desserts for sale. Please contact the church at 830/672-8521 or Joan Griffin at 830/672-7163.

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his friend and partner feel better until he could be transferred to Bagdad for help. Three nights earlier, they were walking the perimeter as is one of our missions here. In the dark, it is hard to see everything but there is a welltraveled walkway that we stay to. We check gates, doors and places in the perimeter that could be a hiding place for an

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military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hastings is the daughter of Ella Nation of Gonzales.

Country Village Square Apartments, the Volunteers of America and Seniors in Action of Gonzales County will once again host the annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner in the community room at Country Village Square at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. You do not have to be a resident of Country Village Square to attend. If you are homebound and unable to attend, a meal can be delivered to you on Thanksgiving. Transportation is also available for those who need it. Country Village Square is also seeking volunteers to donate items for the meal such as desserts, to help with the meal and to clean up afterward. Also being sought is a volunteer or volunteers to provide entertainment during the meal. Call Pat or Olivia at 830-672-2877 to make reservations for Air Force Airman Marithe dinner or offer to volunteer. Deadline for reservations is ah A. Hastings has Nov. 21.

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Mariah Hastings

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Gonzales Police Report
Here Is The Gonzales Police Department Report For The Period Of October 30-November 10: October 30 Reported Theft At 1600 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1500 Blk School St. October 31 Bryan Rodriguez, 17 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence At 700 Blk St. Paul St. November 3 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. November 4 Reported Assault At 700 Blk St. Paul St. November 5 Reported Forgery At 300 Blk St. Francis St. Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr. Reported Theft At 1700 Blk Waco St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1900 Blk St. Joseph St. November 7 Vanessa Lashey McMurry, 23 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault Family Violence At 1800 Blk St. Andrew St. Reported Hit And Run Accident At St. Joseph St And St. Louis St. Christopher Lee Camarillo, 36 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance, Possession Of Marijuana, And Unlawful Use Of Criminal Instrument At 1100 Blk St. Joseph St. November 9 Steven Ray Benavides, 23 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Disorderly Conduct And Resisting At 800 Blk Railroad St. November 10 Steven Ray Benavides, 23 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault And Injury To A Child At 800 Blk Railroad St. Reported Aggravated Robbery At 500 Blk Jobe St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 200 Blk Tate St. Reported Hit And Run Accident At St. John St And Water St. Reported Credit Card Abuse At 1100 Blk Sarah DeWitt Dr.

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SHINER — On Monday, Nov. 11, Shiner Catholic School honored local veterans at the annual Veterans Day Memorial/Celebration. Principal Neely Yackel welcomed all and began the day with a prayer of thanks and gratitude for our veterans. The local color guard posted the flags and 5 and 6th graders sang a patriotic song. Victoria Kusak, the school’s Voice of Democracy winner, and Reid Yackel, the school’s Patriot’s Pen winner, shared their winning essays at the assembly. The keynote speaker, Sgt. First Class Darrell Malik, then gave a heartfelt account of the joys and sorrows experienced by all veterans and how fortunate we are to be blessed

with countless veterans who bravely served their country. The veterans in attendance were then recognized and were presented with a red carnation in appreciate for their service. The elementary students then sang a beautiful song and the day ended with a prayer of appreciation. All the guests in attendance then gathered for kolaches and fellowship in the Parish Dining Hall. The faculty, staff, students, parents, and all associated with Shiner Catholic School wish to thank all the veterans and their families for their tremendous service and sacrifice. God bless America.

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High school football’s second season is among us and the Gonzales Apaches have earned a berth to the playoffs. Gonzales (6-4, 2-3) will face Bellville (8-2, 5-1) in a Class 3A Division I BiDistrict Championship this Saturday at Cub Stadium in Brenham, beginning at 6 p.m. The Apaches are heading into the matchup following a tough 28-24 loss at home last Friday to previouslywinless Smithville, a game where Gonzales blew a 16-point second half lead and saw the Tigers score

the game’s final 20 points in a row. “I thought our kids played hard, we just made too many mistakes,” said Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock. “It’s hard to beat anybody when you turn the ball over three times.” “We were up 24-8 and it ended up being one of those deals where everything is going the way you had it planned and then all of a sudden the wheels come off. There’s nothing we can do about that now.” While the Apaches faltered a bit down the regular season’s final stretch run, the Brahmas have been on quite a roll. Bellville is currently riding a five-game

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winning streak after claiming the District 25-3A title last week with a 42-23 win over Sealy. “They are very athletic and very fast,” said Lock. “They’ve got a lot of talent so it’s definitely a big challenge for us.” A senior-laden squad, Bellville returned 19 lettermen (including 11 starters) from last year’s 11-4 state semifinalists. Operating mostly out of the Slot-T formation, the Brahmas have scored an average of 32.3 points per game this

season. Most of the damage they’ve done has come via the run, where they average just over seven yards per carry and 287 yards per contest. Their leading rusher is RB Lakieath Nunn, who has run for 1,541 yards and 20 touchdowns. “He’s really good,” Lock said. “They have several backs who are pretty good, but he’s the main one. He’s the guy that you know is going to get the ball when it matters.” The Brahmas will spread the carries around between their stable of backs which includes De’Brae Parker (679 yards, 9TD, 8.4 yards per carry) and Bronson

Allen (415 yards, 6 TD). Clearing the way up front are last year’s honorable mention All-State lineman Robert Young (6-3, 330) and All-District linemen Glenn Miles and Travis Vornkahl. Bellville has not looked to attack through the air very often this year. QB Wyatt Strieder has completed 36 of his 74 passes for 697 yards and 8 touchdowns, but he has also thrown 16 interceptions. The top receiving target is TE Jett Crider, who has caught 14 balls for 278 yards and five scores. The strength of the Bellville team is their 4-3 deAPACHES, Page B2

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year playoff drought
The Nixon-Smiley Mustangs are in the playoffs for the first time in eight years as they face No. 9 Refugio at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Victoria Memorial Stadium. “It has been a long time coming,” Mustangs head coach Carlton McKinney said. “We started this (working for an opportunity to be in the playoffs) about five years ago. The kids understand what we are trying to do every year.” Nixon-Smiley had hoped for the chance to play opponent not as tough as Refugio to start its playoffs, but they are just happy to be in the postseason. “We get an opportunity to play well in the playoffs and we need to make sure we play well against Refugio,” McKinney said. “Refugio does a lot well.” The Bobcats are a multiple spread team on offense that leans on throwing the ball. Quarterback Travis Quintanilla has thrown for over 2,000 yards and is closing in on the state record for most yards passing by a high school quarterback. “He is a very accurate thrower,” McKinney said. “They will run short and deep routes, and the receivers are good at yards after the catch.” He said it will be critical for the Mustang defense to know assignments and to line up correctly. The Bobcats have run two systems on defense — the split for running teams like Nixon-Smiley and a three-man front to defend against spread attacks. Key players on the defense are end Devon LaFrance and linebacker Alex Coronado. “Our best defense will be a good run offense,” McKinney said. “We will need to run the ball efficiently.” Flatonia vs Ozona It has been quite some time since the Flatonia Bulldogs football team has made the playoffs. In fact, six years since Flatonia earned extra games. “We are very happy to have made the playoffs,” Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag said. “It has been a long struggle since we (current coaches) took over in 2010, but a lot of people have supported us and the kids believed in what we do. It has also been a result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people.” Flatonia takes on Ozona at San Antonio Central Catholic at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “They are very fast and very athletic,” Freytag said. “Both of their lines are scrappy and they play hard.” On offense, Ozona runs a Wing-T style offense out of the spread offense. “They do not have a convention type of spread offense,” he said. “Ozona is our polar opposite and you are never sure what you are going to get.” Key players to watch will be running backs Tyler Galindo and Daniel Gonzalez, along with quarterback Jayton Rodriguez. “We will have to stay with our keys and not be caught staring into the backfield,” Freytag said. “And we need to cause some turnovers.” The Lions are secretive about their defense. “They change their defense a lot so we are not sure what we are going to see,” he said. “Our offense simply has to execute what we do.” Shiner vs. Santa Maria The third season for the Shiner Comanches start Friday as they play the Santa Maria Cougars in the 1ADI bi-district playoff game at Corpus Christi Calallen High School. This will be the first meeting between the two schools and will be played in an intense atmosphere near the coast.


Shiner’s Jennifer Hartl go up high to make this kill attempt Tuesday against Burton in the regional quarterfinals as teammates Kristin Schacherl (11) and Amanise Coleman (5) back her up. (Photo by Mark Lube)


SCHULENBURG — Shiner was not Shiner on Tuesday night. The Lady Comanches volleyball team did things they do not normally do on the court in a 3-1 (2519, 27-25, 23-25, 25-19 loss to Burton in a rematch of last year’s regional quarterfinals match, played at Schulenburg High School. “We dropped a lot of balls and we were out of position,” Shiner head coach Desiree Nitsch said. “We did some good things too.” Shiner got the first couple of points in the opening set, getting an ace from Kristin Schacherl. Burton fought back with six straight points and then continued with a 5-1 run to go ahead, 11-4, with kills from Kyeanna Kincade and Blaire Smith. The Lady Comanches were able to close down to 20-16 with service from Sara Lauer and a kill from Tabitha Blaschke. Burton then scored five of the next eight points for the win in the first game. In the second game, the Lady Panthers broke

ahead 6-3 on a kill from Kincade and an ace from Kelsey Harmel. A kill from Julianna Rankin helped Shiner knot the game at 6-6 and plays, from Jennifer Hartl and Blaschke took the Lady Comanches to a 9-7 advantage. Burton then scored five of the next seven points to get back into the lead, 1211. Shiner came back to tie the game at 13-13 and the Lady Panthers again jumped into the lead at 17-14, following kills from Kincade and Smith. Serves from Sarah Koenning spurred Shiner to an 18-17 lead and then the teams traded leads and tied the set until Burton scored two straight from a 27-27 score line to win. In the third game, the Lady Comanches raced out to a 6-1 lead as Hartl and Amanise Coleman made blocks, and Meagan Chumchal got an ace. Burton eventually got within 9-7 but the Lady Comanches fought to maintain their advantage with eight of the next 11 points. The Lady Panthers closed down to 21-17 and Shiner got kills from Blaschke to hold Burton at bay. An ace from Lady

Panther Emma Broesche brought the teams level at 23-23 and Shiner scored two straight for the win. The Lady Comanches started the fourth set of with the advantage until Burton was able to force an 11-11 tie and eventually took a 22-17 lead. Shiner got within 22-19 and Burton completed the job with a 3-0 run. Shiner finishes Nitsch’s first season as coach with a 21-11 (11-1) record as district champions, area champions and regional quarterfinalists. “From where we started to where we are now, we have come a long way. Right around the start of district, we were gelling as a team,” she said. The Lady Comanches had six seniors play their last match — Sara Lauer, Coleman, Chumchal, April Lauer, Schacherl and Rankin. The Lady Comanches had a first-round bye and swept Brackett, 25-22, 2514 and 25-23 in the area round Thursday in Pleasanton. Rankin had 13 kills, 13 digs and four aces, Schacherl had 25 assists and 13 digs, and Blaschke had nine blocks.

“We need to get after it in this game because we have not played our best football the last couple of weeks,” Shiner head coach Steven Cerny said. “We need to switch gears and get back to playing Shiner football.” The Cougars are a rundominated offense that will line up in power sets including a fullback with a double tight end or a double wing. Santa Maria will also line up in the shotgun every now and then. Running back Isai Garcia leads the Cougars on the ground with 920 yards and 12 touchdowns on 94 carries. “They will use their size to move the football down the field,” Cerny said. “Our defense will need to play low and physical, and will have to match blow for blow.” Santa Maria lines up in the 4-3 on defense and is led by Garcia (58 tackles) and Alan Gonzalez (54 tackles). “We will need to use our speed to our advantage, and get Marcus Coleman, Chad Neubauer and Jacob Stafford all involved heavily in our veer attack,” Cerny said. The winner will face Mason in the area round. The Punchers and Comanches are very familiar with each other, having faced off in the playoffs the last several years. Luling vs. Aransas Pass In their two losses this season, the Luling Eagles had around three or four turnovers on average. Something which cannot happen in today’s bi-district game against Aransas Pass at 7:30 p.m. at Cuero’s Gobbler Stadium.. “We must take care of the football,” Luling head coach Colby Hensley said. “Our offense must maintain possession because Aransas Pass’ offense will get three yards and be happy with it PREVIEWS, Page B2

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Y 14 0 14 14-42 G 0 17 0 7-24 Scoring Summary Y-Tre’Vontae Hights 25 run (Edgar Maraville kick) Y-Terrance Hall 14 run (Maravilla kick) G-Justin Herzog 1 run (Ivan Reyes kick) G-Reyes 37 FG G-Raylon Hickey 24 pass from Kyle Jones (Reyes kick) Y-TJ Hights 4 run (Maravilla kick) Y-TJ Hights 3 run (Maravilla kick) Y-TI Hights 2 run (Maravilla kick) G-Deon Blue 32 pass from Jones (Reyes kick) Y-Tre’Vontae Hights 7 run (Maravilla kick) Team stats Y G First downs 22 16 Rushes-yards 49-308 33-199 Passing yards 112 102 Passes 8-14 7-17-1 Penalties-yards 12-90 5-50 Fumbles-lost 4-1 3-3 Punts-average 4-32.5 2-28.0 Individual stats Rushing — Yoakum: Tre’Vontae Hights 23-175, Terrance Hall 9-66, TJ Hights 11-64, Jared Garza 3-9, Chase Hermes 2-5, Sam Patek 1-(11). Giddings: Justin Herzog 17-78, Josh Mack 6-37, Raylon Hickey 4-21, Kyle Jones 8-20, Deon Blue 1-5. Passing — Tre’Vontae Hights 8-14-112-0. Giddings: Jones 7-17102-1. Receiving — Yoakum: Austin McCoy 2-25, Hermes 2-25, Hall 2-7, TJ Hights 1-39, Caden Fishbeck 1-16. Giddings: Blue 3-46, Hickey 2-28, Mack 1-21, Herzog 1-7. District Overall Marion 6-0 8-2 Jourdanton 5-1 8-2 Luling 4-2 8-2 Goliad 3-3 6-4 George West 2-4 3-7 SA Cole 1-5 2-8 SA Brooks 0-6 0-10 Last game results – Marion 29, Jourdanton 28; George West 20, San Antonio Cole 14; Goliad 69, San Antonio Brooks Academy 28 District Overall Hallettsville 5-0 10-0 Hempstead 4-1 6-4 Edna 2-3 5-4 Altair Rice 3-2 3-6 Industrial 1-4 2-7 Palacios 0-5 1-9 Last game results – Hallettsville 31, Hempstead 15; Altair Rice Consolidated 46, Edna 42; Vanderbilt Industrial 26, Palacios 21 Game Summaries #6 Hallettsville 31, Hempstead 15 Score by Periods HEM 0 7 0 8-15 HAL 6 10 0 15-31 Scoring Summary HAL-Kaden Hardt 1 run (run failed) HAL-Trenton McGee 34 pass from Nate Kowalik (Jimario Grounds pass from Kowalik). HEM-Denzell Perry 20 pass from Will Smith (Sergio Castanon kick) HAL-safety HAL-Dalton Herrington 15 pass from Kowalik (Brannen Caraway kick) HAL-McGee 10 pass from Kowalik (Hardt pass from Brent Motal) HEM-Smith 65 run (Smith run) Team stats HEM HAL First downs 12 16 Rushes-yards 29-122 33-76 Passing yards 200 247 Passes 12-29-3 21-32-3 Penalties-yards 5-33 2-15 Fumbles-lost 4-0 3-2 Punts-average 4-17.0 2-39.0 Individual stats Rushing — Hallettsville: Kaden Hardt 11-38, Nate Kowalik 11-19, Brent Motal 5-11, Tim Sheppard 4-6, Dalton Herrington 1-2. Passing — Hallettsville: Kowalik 21-32-247-3. Hallettsville: Trenton McGee 7-100, Jimario Grounds 5-42, Herrington 4-43, Motal 2-24, Sheppard 2-19, Hardt 1-19. Nixon-Smiley 20; Dilley 21, Karnes City 0; Stockdale 49, Cotulla 8; Bloomington 41, Natalia 0 Game Summaries Poth 31, Nixon-Smiley 20 Score by Quarters P 0 7 14 13-34 NS 7 6 7 0-20 Scoring Summary NS-Garrett Earlywine 2 run (Eduardo Tovar kick) NS-Justin Ramos 1 run (kick failed) P-2 run (kick) P-6 run (kick) NS-Sam Moore 12 pass from Nick Peña (Tovar kick) P-60 run (kick failed) P-1 run (kick) Team stats P NS First downs 17 11 Rushes-yards 50-337 34-93 Passing yards 60 130 Passes 5-11-1 6-16-2 Penalties-yards 6-57 7-67 Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0 Punts-average 4-35.75 6-34.83 Individual stats Rushing — Nixon-Smiley: Kevin Martinez 11-34, Jared Van Auken 10-25, Garrett Earlywine 7-22, Justin Ramos 3-19, Nick Pena 3-(-7). Passing — Nixon-Smiley: Pena 6-15-130-2, Earlywine 0-1-0-0. Receiving — Nixon-Smiley: Sam Moore 4-82, Earlywine 2-48. District Overall Ganado 4-0 8-2 Shiner 3-1 6-3 Kenedy 3-1 4-4 Three Rivers 1-3 4-5 Yorktown 0-4 2-8 Last game results – Shiner 28, Yorktown 6; Ganado 38, Three Rivers 15 Manzano kick) F-Reed Rightmer 17 pass from Will Bruns (Jose Manzano kick) F-Joseph Williams 26 run (Jose Manzano kick) T-Colton Luton 32 pass from Aaron Salazar (Luton kick) F-Marcus Mica 7 run (Jose Manzano kick) F-Rightmer 16 pass from Bruns (Manzano kick) F-Eddie Manzano 7 run (kick failed) F-Cesar Castillo 14 run (run failed) Team stats F T First downs 22 9 Rushes-yards 45-291 26-(-5) Passing yards 83 122 Passes 5-13 7-15 Penalties-yards 6-60 8-70 Fumbles-lost 1-0 8-2 Punts-average 3-28.5 6-35.8 Individual stats Rushing — Flatonia: Joseph Williams 4-63, Will Bruns 10-54, Marcus Mica 8-45, Omar Castillo 3-27, Aaron Manzano 3-24, Cesar Castillo 3-24,Gus Venegas 4-21, Eddie Manzano 5-16, Luis Vasquez 3-9, Mitchell Mica 1-7, San Juan Ramirez 1-1. Thrall: No. 6 6-24, Gabriel Gomez 3-15, No. 3 5-3, Aaron Salazar 7-(-38). Passing — Flatonia: Bruns 5-1383-0. Thrall: Salazar 6-10-117-0, No. 3 1-5-5-0. Receiving — Flatonia: Reed Rightmer 3-41, Williams 1-24, Venegas 1-18. Thrall: No. 6 3-14, Colton Luton 2-89, No. 3 1-14, No. 22 1-5.

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District Overall La Grange 5-0 9-0 Yoakum 3-2 4-5 Cuero 3-2 6-3 Gonzales 2-3 6-4 Giddings 1-4 3-6 Smithville 1-4 1-8 Last game results – Smithville 28, Gonzales 24; La Grange 42, Cuero 12; Yoakum 42, Giddings 24 Game Summaries Smithville 28, Gonzales 24 Score by Quarters S 0 8 6 14– 28 G 0 8 16 0– 24 Scoring Summary G – Alyas Ramirez 3 run (Ramirez run) S – Jacob Rodriguez 55 punt return (Sean Moyer pass from Garrett Mathis) G – Ramirez 48 run (Ramirez pass from Brant Philippus) G – Darrance James 27 pass from Ramirez (Ramirez run) S – Lane Sanders 19 pass from Mathis (pass failed) S – Mathis 8 run (kick failed) S – Khalil McCathern 27 pass from Mathis (McCathern pass from McCathern) Team Stats S G Total yards 171 261 First downs 11 9 Rushes/Yds 25/-27 39/177 Passing yards 198 84 Passing 16-35-0 5-14-0 Punts-Avg. 6-35 4-30 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 5-3 Individual Stats RUSHING – Smithville: Jamal Bates 6-6, Cody Lyons 6-6, Garrett Mathis 10-(-35), Cade Courtemanche 2-(-1). Gonzales: Alyas Ramirez 31-132, Brant Philippus 3-4, Darrance James 2-6, Jaime Tellez 2-6, Aaron Hunt 1-3. PASSING – Smithville: Mathis 16-34-198-1, Khalil McCathern 0-1-0-1. Gonzales: Ramirez 5-1484-1. RECEIVING – Smithville: McCathern 4-93, Lane Sanders 5-37, Cearan Adkins 3-11, Jacob Rodriguez 2-35, Aaron Riddle 1-8, Sean Moyer 1-4. Gonzales: James 4-68, Cameron Horton 1-16. Yoakum 42, Giddings 24 Score by Quarters

District 26-3A Standings

run) SSP-TJ Bell 1 run (run failed) SSP-Bell 24 run (pass failed) SSP-Colton Machart 43 pass from Austin Barton (Barton kick) HSH-Caleb Krischke 7 pass from Scott Stoner (Tyler Kraatz run) SSP-Bell 1 run (kick blocked) Team stats HSH SSP First downs 14 14 Rushes-yards 36-234 39-201 Passing yards 62 160 Passes 4-10-2 8-12 Penalties-yards 5-28 8-55 Fumbles-lost 4-3 2-1 Punts-average 1-28.0 1-48.0 Individual stats Rushing — Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Dylan Jahn 16-103, Tyler Kraatz 10-93, Nolan Orsak 4-21, Jonathan Vanek3-15, Trent Janak 1-7, Team 1-(-1), Scott Stoner 1-(4). Shiner St. Paul:TJ Bell 25-113, Jed Janecek 5-67, Marco Ynclan 3-21, Austin Barton 3-5, Team 3-(5). Passing — Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Stoner 4-10-62-2. Shiner St. Paul: Barton 8-12-160. Receiving — Hallettsville Sacred Heart: Caleb Krischke 2-19, Drayton Henneke 1-25, Trent Janak 1-18. Shiner St. Paul: Colton Machart 4-132, Ryan Geiger 2-13, Janecek 2-12, Nathan Pilat 1-3.

District 15-ADI Standings

District 15-2ADI Standings

District 14-2ADI Standings

District Overall Brazos Chr. 5-0 9-0 St. Joseph 4-1 7-2 Sacred Heart 2-3 4-5 John Paul II 2-3 6-4 District 13-ADI Standings 2-3 2-6 District Overall St. Paul St. Gerard 0-5 1-9 Flatonia 3-1 7-2 Last game results – Shiner St. Thorndale 3-1 6-3 Paul 25, Hallettsville Sacred Weimar 2-2 4-4 Heart 16; Bryan Brazos Christian District 15-2ADII Standings Holland 2-2 7-3 41, Bryan St. Joseph 12; Schertz District Overall Thrall 0-4 2-9 Poth 7-0 8-2 Last game results – Flatonia 47, John Paul II 38, San Antonio St. Dilley 6-1 7-3 Thrall 7; Holland 36, Thorndale 33 Gerard 16 Game Summaries Stockdale 5-2 6-4 Game Summaries St. Paul 25, Sacred Heart 16 Nixon-Smiley 4-3 6-4 Flatonia 47, Thrall 7 Score by Quarters Karnes City 3-4 4-6 Score by Quarters HSH 8 8 0 0-16 Cotulla 2-5 2-8 F 14 7 14 12-47 SSP 6 13 0 6-25 Bloomington 1-6 2-8 T 0 7 0 0-7 Scoring Summary Natalia 0-7 0-10 Scoring Summary HSH-Dylan Jahn 3 run (Jahn Last game results – Poth 31, F-Aaron Manzano 3 run (Jose

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Class 3A, Division I Gonzales (6-4) vs Bellville (8-2), Saturday, 6 p.m., Brenham Class 3A, Division II Cuero (6-3) vs Columbus (6-3), Friday, 7:30 p.m., El Campo Yoakum (4-5) vs Wharton (8-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m., Sealy Class 2A, Division I Hallettsville (10-0) vs Lago Vista (7-3), Friday, 7:30 p.m., La Vernia Luling (7-2) vs Aransas Pass (55), Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Cuero Class 2A, Division II Refugio (9-1) vs Nixon-Smiley (6-4), Friday, 7:30 p.m., Victoria Class 1A, Division I Shiner (6-3) vs Santa Maria (63), Friday, 7:30 p.m., Corpus Christi Calallen Flatonia (7-2) vs Ozona (5-5), Friday, 7:30 p.m., San Antonio Central Catholic

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fense, which has held opponents to an average of 18.3 points per game. The Brahmas are especially stout against the run, where they have given up 139 yards per game, and have been proficient in creating takeaways with 31 on the season (23 fumbles, 8 interceptions). Crider at linebacker is their leading tackler with 129 stops including four for losses and four forced fumbles. Other standout have been LB Angel Rodriguez (111 tck, 4 tfl), LB Tevin Crawford (101 tck, 5 sacks, 6 ff, 9 tfl), DB Zach Ward (52 tck, 7 tfl), DT Dylan Jackson (6 sacks, 13 tfl) and DE Michael Scyrus

(6 sacks, 11 tfl). The Apaches have relied on their ability to run the ball all the season and average just over 260 rushing yards per game, however that philosophy could play right into the strength of Bellville’s defense. In order to prevent that Lock said he plans on being more creative with the play selection this week and will open up the playbook more. “It’s a playoff game so you’re going to have to find mismatches,” he said. “We’re going to be doing some things differently in terms of formations. It’ll be some stuff we haven’t shown all year so hopefully it will be a good thing for us.”

in their ground-and-pound game. We just cannot give them extra possessions so they can take time off the clock.” The Panthers are Slot-T team that will throw in a little bit of spread formations. Hensley said quarterback Victor Gonzalez is what makes the offense go and running back Kiki Hill is the best player on the squad. “He will play both wide and in the backfield and is a good free safety,” he said. Other players that will make an impact on the offense will be fullback Aaron Jongema and tailback Lalo Morales. “Jogema is a tough runner and Morales does well shifting,” Hensley said. “Our defense will need to read our keys, be in the correct spot and do not get fooled by all of the misdirection.” Aransas Pass has been in the split formation on defense. Jongema is a good at the middle linebacker spot and tackle Steven Vela is real tough and physical, and Luling’s offensive line has to make sure Vela is

blocked. Hallettsville vs Lago Vista Hallettville’s bi-district game against Lago Vista is being considered to have the appearance of a semifinal contest instead of a first-round meeting. “They are a strong team, having beaten both Refugio and Cameron Yoe,” Hallettsville head coach Tommy Psencik said. “Lago Vista could easily be in the top three in 2A.” On offense, Lago Vista goes with a combination of Wing-T and Slot-T. “Their offensive linemen are strong and quick,” he said. The Vikings primary ball carriers are running backs Scott Zufelt (721 yards, 5.4 average), Dawson Hernandez (600 yards, 7.0) and Colby Schwartz (405 yards, 8.0). “We will have to keep our pad levels low and be aggressive up front,” Psencik said. “We must prevent big pass plays.” The Vikings run a 3-4 on defense and like to stunt and slant a lot. Schartwtz, at end, is the main player on Lago Vista’s defense. “We need to take care of the football, complete pass-

es, get second blocks and our offensive line must be quicker on protecting the quarterback,” Psencik said. Yoakum vs Wharton The Yoakum Bulldogs faced a challenge last week to make it into the playoffs and successfully overcame it with a win over Giddings. “It was an exciting time because our kids faced some adversity to make the playoffs,” Yoakum head coach Brent Kornegay said. The ‘Dogs face Wharton in the bi-district round this Friday in Sealy. If the name “Wharton” is familiar to Yoakum fans, that is because it was the same opponent they saw last year in the same round, with the Tigers winning a shootout 48-34. “Speed wise, they are similar to Giddings,” Kornegay said. “They have some talented backs and the quarterback is an effective runner but not quite the runner as the quarterback from last year.” “The defense is younger with some new faces but still solid. Overall, there are a lot of similarities to 2012 team.” On offense, the Tigers are a spread team with

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both two back and oneback sets. Kornegay said Yoakum’s defense will need to contain the Wharton skilled players. Running back Dontre Elliot has 619 yards rushing on the season and Toney Rogers has ran for 848 yards. Quarterback Joseph Krenek has thrown for over 1,000 yards with Leeshad O’Neal (30-392, three touchdowns) and Dontey Bell (22-407, four touchdowns) the leading receivers. Wharton will line up in the 50 on defense with key players lineman Isaiah Lynch, linebacker Kemaad Jones and defensive back Taylor Skinner. “Our offense will have to have solid execution, like we did against Giddings, but eliminate the crazy things that happened in the Giddings game,” he said. “We moved the ball well but had some penalties.” Sacred Heart vs League City Bay Area Christian The Hallettsville Sacred Heart Indians have been to the playoffs every year since 1987 and they found out last weekend that the streak will continue. “It was a pleasure to find that out,” Sacred Heart head coach Pat Henke said. “That was a burst of energy. I gave the team the postseason speech at the St. Paul game last Friday and we have been given a new lease on life that we must take advantage of.” They will face District 6 champions, League City Bay Area Christian. “They have a lot of talent and a lot of speed,” Henke said. “League City Bay Area Christian lines up in a spread offense.” PREVIEWS, Page B6

Cards salvage season with win over Sacred Heart

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SHINER — It has been a tough year for Shiner St. Paul football in 2013. But the struggles and pain were forgotten in one night as St. Paul beat its next door neighbors from Hallettsville, the Sacred Heart Indians, 25-16, Friday night at Comanche Field. “These kids have been fighting for the last few weeks. They kept hanging in there,” St. Paul head coach Jake Wachsmuth said. “Obviously for the two seniors, Travis Raabe and Ben Janecek, they will forget all of the other stuff and remember tonight because this is a huge game. For our younger guys, it is a great way to look ahead.” Cardinals’ running back T.J. Bell did not torch the defense for 400 yards, but still was the leading rusher with 113 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Austin Barton executed the Cardinals’ passing game as he was 8-of-12 for 160 yards and one touchdown. A couple of times in the fourth quarter, Sacred Heart looked poised to score but St. Paul’s defense came up with crucial turnovers. “Earlier in the year, we were not getting turnovers,” Wachsmuth said. “Tonight,

we just found a way to get those turnovers. Sacred Heart would drive the ball and we would find a way to come up away with a turnover.” He said he was confident and had faith St. Paul would get the result, and start things off for next year on the right path. “I told the kids Monday I believe we would find a way to win and we did. I did not know how we would do it. It was weird how we did do it,” Wachsmuth said. “Ending football season on this kind of high will carry over into the rest of the school year. We are not freshman and sophomores anymore. We have grown up and the bad stuff will go away because we won our last two games.” Consistency is something that St. Paul has been working really hard towards the last few games. “It was better. We had that early turnover and had some offensive penalties, but overall it was improved,” Wachsmuth said. “Tonight was another step.” It was a rough game for Sacred Heart with ball security and health issues. Head coach Pat Henke said starting running back Jonathan Vanek did not practice during the week because of an injury to his calf. He played on Sacred Heart’s first three plays but was subbed out

for Dylan Jahn and Tyler Kraatz. Evan Wick also did not play. The game was an epitome of the season for the Indians. “We were up and down and never got on a roll,” Henke said. “We lost on the last play to Yorktown. We go to Flatonia, and get three or four of our best players hurt. We then win two in a row and lose our district opener. That first district loss was a disappointment and I think we never recovered.” After stopping a nearly seven-minute St. Paul drive early in the fourth quarter, Sacred Heart drove from its 10 to St. Paul’s 15. Kraatz took a pitch on the Marco Ynclan attempts to bring down Dylan Jahn of Sacred Heart during St. first play and ran 22 yards Paul’s 25-16 victory last Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube) to the Indian 32. Jahn then tried to power his way on a naked bootleg for 10 to the St. Paul 9 and Jahn a six-play, 54-yard drive to the inside to four straight more yards to the 17 and scored two plays later. He lead 12-8. Sacred Heart had anothtimes, including a 4-yard Bell scored from the 1, two also took in the two-point gain to convert a fourth plays later to help push St. play for an 8-0 Sacred er turnover as Raabe picked Heart lead. off Stoner to set up St. Paul down. After Sacred Heart Paul’s lead to 25-16. Sacred Heart drove past The Cardinals respond- at the Indian 36. The Indian reached midfield, Jahn broke through for a 29- the 50 but turned ball over ed with a 51-yard drive defense knocked St. Paul yard run to the St. Paul 21. as Ryan Geiger picked off — Barton converted a back six yards in two plays On third down at the 15, St. Scott Stoner, and St. Paul third down with an 8-yard and Barton then connected pass to Janecek and found with Machart for a 43-yard Paul recovered a fumble to ran out the clock. Neither team had luck on Machart for 29 yards to the score that gave St. Paul a end the drive. The Cardinals then their first drives — Sacred Indian 10. A few plays later, 19-8 advantage. The Indians answered marched 85 yards for the Heart got close to the 50 Bell punched it in from clinching score. Jed Jan- and punted while St. Paul the 1 but St. Paul missed with a touchdown pass of ecek took an inside handoff fumbled the ball away at the game-tying, two-point their own as Stoner conconversion. nected with tight end Caleb and burst for 45 yards, the the same spot. The Indians scored on The Cardinals defense Krischke to bring the IndiCardinal 18 to the Indian 37. Bell later converted a the drive after the turn- came up with a turnover ans to within 19-16 with fourth down with a 1-yard over with a 54-yard march. on the next drive and got a 2:45 left in the first half. gain to the 27. Barton ran Kraatz got a 36-yard run 24-yard run by Bell to cap

Football Roundup Smithville stuns Gonzales in regular season finale Yoakum beats Giddings
From coaches’ reports GIDDINGS ­ — In a must-win situation for the playoffs, the Yoakum Bulldogs stepped up and got the win, holding off the Buffaloes 42-24. The ‘Dogs scored twice in the opening quarter on a 25-yard run by Tre’Vontae Hights and a 14-yard run by Terrence Hall. Giddings fought back in the second box with a 1-yard run by Justin Herzog, a 37-yard field goal by Ivan Reyes and a 24-yard pass from Kyle Jones. The third quarter belonged to Yoakum with touchdown runs of 4 and 3 yards from T.J. Hights. He scored again on a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter. Giddings got within 35-24 as Jones had a 32yard pass to Deon Blue. Yoakum then put the game away with a 7-yard run by Tre’Vontae Hights. He led the Bulldogs on offense with 175 yards on the ground as Yoakum ran for 308 as a team. LA GRANGE — Leopard quarterback Dillon Davis passed for 142 yards and three touchdowns while gaining 104 yards on the ground with another score to keep La Grange unbeaten in district with a 42-12 win over Cuero. The Gobblers’ D’Anthony Hopkins ran for 251 yards and one touchdown, and Zech Hopkins chipped in a short touchdown run on 14 yards rushing. La Grange took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter as Davis tossed a 14-yard pass to Wayne Noak and then ran for a 35-yard run. In the second box, Rodney Filmore scored on a 4-yard pass from Davis and J.K. Dobbins ran an interception back for another score to put the Leopards up 280. Cuero got on the board with a 1-yard run by Zech Hopkins with the point after no good. Davis threw his third touchdown pass, a 10 yarder to Riley Grayson, in the third frame and Cuero cut their deficit to 35-12 in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard run by D’Anthony Hopkins. La Grange scored one

to claim last playoff spot
more time, a 6-yard run by Filmore. Cuero will face Columbus in the bi-district round at 7:30 p.m. Friday in El Campo, while La Grange will play El Campo tonight in Columbus.

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Damien Airhart puts a hit on Smithville’s Cody Lyons during the Apaches’ regular season finale against the Tigers. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)


GONZALES – With a playoff spot already clinched, losing their regular season finale was definitely not the way the Apaches envisioned beginning their postseason run. The Smithville Tigers took advantage of three Gonzales turnovers and parlayed them into a 28-24 victory to garner their first and only win of the season. “We lacked focus and we didn’t tackle,” said Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock. “We made mistakes that we should not be making and we’re looking for answers. It’s disappointing.” Neither team took advantage early on and the game was a scoreless tie before the Apaches embarked on a seven-play drive that culminated in a two-yard plunge by Ramirez. The Tigers took possession at their own 20 and pushed the ball all the way out to near midfield before Darrance James made an incredible one-handed snag for an interception to give Gonzales the ball facing first down at midfield. Gonzales had the ball to start off the second half

Apache Player of the Week
Alyas Ramirez Quarterback
Once again, the sophomore was impressive in a losing effort for the Apaches. Ramirez led all rushers with a game-high 132 yards and two touchdowns. He completed five of his 14 passes for 84 yards for a score and also caught a twopoint conversion pass from Brant Philippus.

and Ramirez raced 48 yards around the left end to change the score to 16-8 in favor of the Apaches. The ensuing drive ended with a four and out with J.T. Miller making an interception at the Smithville 35. Gonzales only needed five plays to see Ramirez dancing into the end zone from 27 yards out for a 24-8 lead. The teams traded several

punts before Lane Sanders hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass. The next score, an eight-yard scamper by Garrett Mathis, was followed with an incomplete pass on the two-point conversion to take the Apache lead down to 24-20. Five plays later, McCathern hauled in a 26-yard pass to account for the final score.

#15 La Grange 42, Cuero 12

THRALL — It is pretty well-known Flatonia has a running-back-by-committee. Not so for the seasonending 47-7 thrashing of Thrall on Friday. In that game, the Bulldogs had two committees as eleven different players contributed to the 291 team rushing yards. They were led by Joseph Williams, who gained 63 yards on just four carries and scored one touchdown. Aaron Manzano, Marcus Mica, Eddie Manzano and Cesar Castillo also added one touchdown each as Flatonia scored early and often, leading 21-7 at halftime and 35-7 at the end of the third quarter. Quarterback Will Bruns ROUNDUP, Page B4

Area Player of the Week
T.J. Bell Shiner St. Paul
Bell was a big reason the Cardinals beat archrival Sacred Heart. He ran for 113 yards and three touchdowns in their 25-16 win.
• Nate Kowalik, Hallettsville. Completed 21 of his 32 passes for247 yards and three touchdowns in the Brahmas’ 31-15 win over Hempstead •T.J. Hights, Yoakum. Ran for three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-24 win at Giddings. • Tre’Vontae Hights, Yoakum. Rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He also completed 8 of 14 passes for 112 yards. • Colton Machart, St. Paul. Had 132 yards and a touchdown on his four receptions. • Reed Rightmer, Flatonia. Caught three passes for 41 yards and two touchdowns. • Sam Moore, Nixon-Smiley. Caught four passes for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Mustangs’ 31-20 loss to Poth. • Dylan Jahn, Sacred Heart. Led his team with 103 yards rushing and a touchdown. • Austin Barton, St. Paul. Completed eight of 12 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. • Darrance James, Gonzales. Caught four passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Apaches’ 28-24 loss to Smithville. He also had a spectacular one-handed interception. • Nick Peña, Nixon-Smiley. Threw for 130 yards and a touchdown.

Honorable Mentions

• Trenton McGee, Hallettsville. Caught seven balls for 100 yards and two touchdowns. • Will Bruns, Flatonia. Threw for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 47-7 thrashing of Thrall.

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Basketball Roundup Seniors, Freshman White advance to Super Bowls Lady Mustangs open hoops season with split

GONZALES – Defense wins championships and gets you to championship games, as two Gonzales youth football teams found out on Saturday. The Gonzales Apaches Cross Roads Youth Football League (CYFL) senior team and the freshman White team will play in their respective CYFL Super Bowls this Saturday in Cuero after semifinal wins over Victoria Red and Calhoun Gold, respectively,last Saturday at Apache Field. The senior Black team got two straight turnovers in the second half and had to buckle down to stop a potential game-winning two-point conversion play to beat Victoria Red, 13-12. Ahead 13-6 at halftime, Gonzales fumbled the second-half kickoff to set up Victoria Red at the Gonzales 46. Victoria Red got a couple of good gains before Gonzales’ Marvin Cardoza tackled the Red quarterback in the backfield. A few plays later, Chris Camarillo recovered a loose ball for Gonzales but the offense ran four plays and gave the ball to Red on the Gonzales 24. Red ran about 10 offensive plays before fumbling the ball again and Gonzales’ Devon Banda had the fumble recovery at the Apache 16. Like the previous drive, the current drive ended with Red taking over on downs. Red drove 33 yards in four plays and scored a touchdown but was stuffed on the two-point conversion play. Red took the opening kickoff to its 45 but went nowhere as Gonzales made the plays defensively led by Camarillo, Mason Richter and Eduardo Izaguirre. Heath Henke dropped the Red ball carrier for a loss on fourth down to end the drive. It took Gonzales two plays to go 47 yards — Izaguirre gained 4 on an end-around and Richter hauled in a 43-yard pass from quarterback Cardoza. Henke ran in the one-point conversion for a 7-0 Gonzales lead. Red then drove 55 yards for a quick score; the extrapoint play was no good,

From coaches’ reports

Above, Eduardo Izaguirre bears down a Victoria Red ball carrier during Gonzales’ 13-12 win over Victoria Red in the CYFL semifinals Saturday at Apache Field. At bottom, a Calhoun Gold player tries to evade Gonzales Freshman White defender Camren Ramirez. Gonzales defeated Calhoun 20-6 to advance to the Super Bowl. (Photos by Mark Lube)

The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs basketball team opened the season by splitting two games. The Lady Mustangs fell to Falls City, 56-47, on Saturday. Falls City led just 10-9 after one quarter but outscored Nixon-Smiley 22-9 in the second box. The Lady Mustangs held a slight advantage 11-10 in the third quarter and then again in the fourth period, 18-14. Savannah Martinez led Nixon-Smiley with 19 points, Alena Alvarez sank

10 points, Megan Guerra scored seven points, Tyhanna Mejia bagged four points, Lexi Trammel and Brooke Hester each scored two points while Celeste Arriaga had one point. On Tuesday, Nixon-Smiley defeated Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 50-43. The teams were tied at 15-15 after eight minutes and the Lady Mustangs outscored the Indianettes 12-4 in the second box. Sacred Heart managed a 15-11 run in the third quarter and NixonSmiley closed out the game with 12 of 21 points in the fourth quarter.

For the Indianettes, Jaycie Orsak had 14 points, Madison Etzler had 11 points, Olivia Bohuslav had eight points, Emily Harper dropped six points, Rachel Saulnier had two points, with Julie Brown and Kaylin Dworsky with one point each. For Nixon-Smiley, Martinez had 12 points, Alvarez recorded 10 points, Natalie Trammell banked in six points and Christy Perez chipped in six points. Arriaga, Guerra and Lexi Trammell had three points each while Nancy Hernandez had two points.

Luling boys win fourth straight state championship
From coaches’ reports The Luling Eagles cross country team four-peated at the UIL Class 2A State Cross Country Championships, held Saturday at Round Rock’s Old Settler Park. Luling scored 66 points, getting past Boys Ranch who had 111 points. The Eagles also hoisted the boys’ 2A state trophy in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ryan Flores placed second with a time of 16 minutes, 14.19 seconds. Danny Castillo was seventh in 16:45.59 and Brian Guerrero was tenth with 16:54.57. Will Frazier was No. 20 with 17:18.11, Fabian Guerrero was No. 27

Cross Country Roundup

in 17:37.79, Issac Castillo was No. 28 in 17:39.12 and Isaac Rodriguez was No. 30 with 17:43.47. Lady Eagle individual runner Kristaly Munoz won the Silver in the girls’ 2A race with a time of 12:00.62. • Former Luling Lady Eagle runner Carley ROUNDUP, Page B6

leaving Gonzales ahead by a single point. Later, Cardoza found Camarillo for a 50-yard touchdown strike for the eventual game-winner. Gonzales attempted to kick the extra point but it was no good. Gonzales Freshman White 20, Port Lavaca Calhoun Gold 6 Calhoun opened scoring in the first quarter with a 54-yard touchdown run for a 6-0 lead and Gonzales came back with around a 55-yard run by Cameron Ramirez with Xavier Burton on the point-after run play, and the 7-6 score remained past the end of the first half. Gold recovered a fumble early in the third quarter and drove down to the goal line but could not punch it in and attempted a halfback

pass on fourth down that was not caught. On the next drive, Ramirez had a long gain and Burton had a 10-yard run. The drive was capped with a touchdown pass from Ramirez to Sebastian Gallegos. Burton scored another one-point conversion and Gonzales led 14-6. On the next drive, Gonzales recovered a Gold fumble and mined the turnover into gold when Ramirez scored from the Gold 2, with the point after no good. • Times have been set for the title games this Saturday in Cuero, held at Gobbler Stadium. The Gonzales Freshman White play Victoria White at 11 a.m. and the Gonzales Senior team is slated to play Goliad at noon.

Two Lady Comanches earn all-state academic awards
Shanan Pardy and Kristin Schacherl of the Shiner Lady Comanches cross country team were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) Academic All-State Team. Zumwalt finishes Half Marathon Gonzales native Kaily Zumwalt came in No. 58 overall, No. 17 in her gender division and fourth in her age group at the New Braunfels Chosen Half Marathon Oct. 26 with a chip time of 1 hour, 49 minutes, 37.02 second and a gun time of 1:50:20.541. Her average pace in the race was 8:22 per mile. A-MAZE-ING Race 5K Run/Walk

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completed 5-of-13 passing for 82 yards and a pair of touchdown throws to Reed Rightmer. Flatonia will begin its playoff run at 7:30 p.m. Friday at San Antonio Central Catholic against Ozona

#7 Hallettsville 31, Hempstead 15
HALLETTSVILLE — The Hallettsville Brahmas

ran the table on the regular season for the second year on the row after a 31-15 win over Hempstead on Friday, but did not make it easy on themselves with five turnovers. Nate Kowalik completed 21-of-32 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Trenton McGee had seven catches for 100 yards and two scores. The Brahmas’ ground game was held to 76 yards, led by Kaden

Hardt who ran 11 times for 38 yards and one touchdown. Hallettsville went ahead 6-0 in the first quarter on a Hardt 1-yard run and 14-0 in the second as McGee caught a 34-yard touchdown pass. Hempstead got a 20yard pass from Will Smith to Denzell Perry to help close the gap to 14-7 and Hallettsvile got a defensive safety to lead 16-7 at the break.

After a scoreless third quarter, Kowalik threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Smith scored on a 65-yard run for Hempstead. The Brahmas face Lago Visa in the first round of the playoffs in La Vernia at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Poth 34, NixonSmiley 20
NIXON — The Nixon-

Smiley Mustangs came close to upsetting a very tough Poth team but it was not in the cards as the Pirates rallied for a 34-20 win. The Mustangs led 13-0 after a first-quarter touchdown run of 2 yards by Garrett Earlywine and a 1-yard plunge by Justin Ramos in the second quarter. Poth scored just before halftime on a 2-yard run and went up 14-13 in the third quarter on a 6-yard

run. The Mustangs came back on the 12-yard pass from Nick Peña to Sam Moore and Poth went back ahead on an 11-yard run. The Pirates added two more rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Nixon-Smiley will play in its first playoff game since 2005 as they will play the #9 Refugio Bobcats at 7:30 p.m. Friday night in Victoria.

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Shiner Big Buck Standings
The following are the Weekly Results of the 32nd Annual Shiner Businessmen’s Club Shiner Area Big Buck Contest As of November 4, 2013 Each County has Adult Division County Leaders: A-1, A-2, A-3 and Youth Division County Leaders: Y-1, Y-2, Y-3 Colorado County A-1. Steve Rabel of Weimar, 11-pointer, 17 7/8-inch spread, 6 -inch R1 tine, 6 1/2inch R2 tine, 6 1/4-inch L1 tine, 6 3/8-inch L2 tine, 54 5/8 total points; Y-1. Hayden Leopold of Columbus, 8-pointer, 16 5/8-inch spread, 10 -inch R1 tine, 9 7/8-inch R2 tine, 9 -inch L1 tine, 8 7/8-inch L2 tine, 62 3/8 total points. Y-2. Ryan Kloesel of Weimar, 13-pointer, 14 7/8-inch spread, 6 1/2-inch R1 tine, 7 3/4inch R2 tine, 7 7/8-inch L1 tine, 8 1/8-inch L2 tine, 57 3/8 total points. Dewitt County A-1. Keith Leister of Gonzales, 8-pointer, 15 3/4-inch spread, 10 1/2-inch R1 tine, 9 -inch R2 tine, 11 3/8-inch L1 tine, 10 3/8inch L2 tine, 65 total points; A-2. Robert Fojtik of Moulton, 12-pointer, 16 1/2-inch spread, 7 1/2-inch R1 tine, 7 3/8inch R2 tine, 8 1/8-inch L1 tine, 8 -inch L2 tine, 59 1/2 total points; A-3. Angela Zimmerman of Yoakum, 10-pointer, 16 3/4-inch spread, 8 -inch R1 tine, 6 1/4-inch R2 tine, 8 7/8-inch L1 tine, 7 1/2-inch L2 tine, 57 3/8 total points Y-1. Hanna Boswell of Yoakum, 9-pointer, 14 1/2-inch spread, 9 5/8-inch R1 tine, 9 3/8inch R2 tine, 10 3/8-inch L1 tine, 8 3/4-inch L2 tine, 61 5/8 total points. Y-2. Alex Bludau of Hallettsville, 9-pointer, 15 3/8-inch spread, 8 7/8-inch R1 tine, 8 7/8-inch R2 tine, 7 3/8-inch L1 tine, 8 -inch L2 tine, 57 1/2 total points. Y-3. Brooke Pawelek of Adkins, 8-pointer, 18 3/8-inch spread, 4 3/8-inch R1 tine, 8 3/8inch R2 tine, 9 1/4-inch L1 tine, 6 5/8-inch L2 tine, 55 total points. Fayette County A-1. William Ansell of Houston, 12-pointer, 17 3/4-inch spread, 10 3/4-inch R1 tine, 10 1/4-inch R2 tine, 9 3/4-inch L1 tine, 10 -inch L2 tine, 70 1/2 total points; A-2. Herbert Hart of Smithville, 11-pointer, 17 1/8-inch spread, 8 -inch R1 tine, 8 3/8inch R2 tine, 11 3/8-inch L1 tine, 8 7/8-inch L2 tine, 64 3/4 total points; A-3. Kris Jurek of La Grange, 12-pointer, 18 -inch spread, 8 5/8-inch R1 tine, 7 1/4inch R2 tine, 7 1/8-inch L1 tine, 6 5/8-inch L2 tine, 59 5/8 total points Y-1. Austin Pieper of Weimar, 12-pointer, 16 3/8-inch spread, 7 7/8-inch R1 tine, 8 1/2inch R2 tine, 6 3/4-inch L1 tine, 7 1/2-inch L2 tine, 59 total points. Y-2. Amanda Branecky of Bastrop, 10-pointer, 14 3/4-inch spread, 6 1/2-inch R1 tine, 6 5/8-inch R2 tine, 7 5/8-inch L1 tine, 7 1/4-inch L2 tine, 52 3/4 total points. Y-3. Gunner Jurek of La Grange, 8-pointer, 17 1/8-inch spread, 6 1/2-inch R1 tine, 5 3/4-inch R2 tine, 7 -inch L1 tine, 5 1/2-inch L2 tine, 49 7/8 total points. Gonzales County A-1. Diane Broussard of Yoakum, 10-pointer, 20 1/4-inch spread, 8 -inch R1 tine, 8 3/4-inch R2 tine, 7 1/4-inch L1 tine, 5 1/2-inch L2 tine, 59 3/4 total points; A-2. Larry Bustamante of Smiley, 8-pointer, 18 3/4-inch spread, 10 -inch R1 tine, 6 1/8-inch R2 tine, 9 3/4-inch L1 tine, 5 3/4inch L2 tine, 58 3/8 total points; A-3. Blaine Caka of Shiner, 11-pointer, 20 5/8-inch spread, 5 5/8-inch R1 tine, 7 1/2inch R2 tine, 5 3/8-inch L1 tine, 6 7/8-inch L2 tine, 57 total points Y-1. Bethany Nevlud of Shiner, 8-pointer, 18 3/8-inch spread, 10 3/4-inch R1 tine, 9 1/8-inch R2 tine, 12 -inch L1 tine, 8 5/8-inch L2 tine, 66 7/8 total points. Y-2. Colby Kifer of Gonzales, 9-pointer, 21 1/8-inch spread, 9 5/8-inch R1 tine, 9 1/4inch R2 tine, 9 1/4-inch L1 tine, 8 -inch L2 tine, 66 1/4 total points. Y-3. Kaleb Siegel of Shiner, 10-pointer, 15 1/2-inch spread, 9 3/4-inch R1 tine, 9 1/2inch R2 tine, 10 -inch L1 tine, 8 3/4-inch L2 tine, 63 1/2 total points. Lavaca County A-1. Paul Hanslik of Moulton, 15-pointer, 16 3/8-inch spread, 9 3/8-inch R1 tine, 9 -inch R2 tine, 11 1/2-inch L1 tine, 11 1/8inch L2 tine, 72 3/8 total points; A-2. Darrell Parr of Shiner, 11-pointer, 15 -inch spread, 9 3/4-inch R1 tine, 9 3/8-inch R2 tine, 10 3/4-inch L1 tine, 9 1/2-inch L2 tine, 65 3/8 total points; A-3. Clarence Brown of Hallettsville, 10-pointer, 16 1/4-inch spread, 8 3/8-inch R1 tine, 7 3/4-inch R2 tine, 8 3/8-inch L1 tine, 8 -inch L2 tine, 58 3/4 total points Y-1. Jaydon Darilek of Shiner, 9-pointer, 15 1/2-inch spread, 9 1/2-inch R1 tine, 8 7/8inch R2 tine, 9 1/2-inch L1 tine, 8 5/8-inch L2 tine, 61 total points. Y-2. Dylan Dierschke of Moulton, 8-pointer, 17 3/8-inch spread, 9 -inch R1 tine, 6 5/8-inch R2 tine, 8 1/2-inch L1 tine, 6 1/2-inch L2 tine, 56 total points. Y-3. Tracer Judd of Shiner, 9-pointer, 16 3/4-inch spread, 8 1/2-inch R1 tine, 5 1/2inch R2 tine, 8 1/2-inch L1 tine, 4 3/4-inch L2 tine, 53 total points. Texas Open - North Zone A-1. Alan Pilat of Moulton, “in Nz-One County”: 8-pointer, 16 5/8-inch spread, 10 3/8-inch R1 tine, 10 1/4-inch R2 tine, 8 1/2inch L1 tine, 10 1/4-inch L2 tine, 64 total points. A-2. Johnny Moeller of Shiner, “in NzTwo County”: 8-pointer, 16 5/8-inch spread, 6 3/8-inch R1 tine, 11 1/8-inch R2 tine, 7 3/8-inch L1 tine, 10 3/4-inch L2 tine, 60 1/4 total points. A-3. Tyler Bishop of Shiner, “in Nz-Three County”: 8-pointer, 16 1/2-inch spread, 7 1/2-inch R1 tine, 4 5/8-inch R2 tine, 7 3/4inch L1 tine, 4 3/4-inch L2 tine, 49 1/8 total points.

Fehner & Son Grain Co., LP

Phone: 830-672-3710

1922 Co. Road 197, Gonzales,TX 78629

Bethany Haile shot her first deer at the ranch owned by her great aunt and uncle Floyd and Ruby Shaver of Gonzales. The deer had 8 points and a 15-inch spread. Bethany is the daughter of Jason and Lona Haile. (Courtesy photo)

Brother Breeze (David) Gast killed this nine-point buck on his property in Gonzales County. (Courtesy photo)

Eight-year old Brayden Davis of Gonzales recently harvested his first buck on the Poco Seco Ranch. (Courtesy photo)

Texas Weekly Fishing Report
BASTROP – Water clear; 85–89 degrees. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and chartreuse Rat–L– Traps. Crappie are good on live minnows and white tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and bloodbait. Yellow catfish are slow. CEDAR CREEK – Water clear; 77–82 degrees; 6.41’ low. Black bass are good on swim jigs, squarebill crankbaits and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on slabs. Hybrid striper are good on topwater and slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are good on trotlines. FAYETTE – Water stained. Black bass are good on shad patterned Pop–R’s and SpitMikayla Vinklarek of Gonzales, tin’ Images early. Red ear along with her dad Dean, and friends Randy and Jeff, were at Port perch are good on worms in 2–8 feet. Channel and blue O-Connor on Saturday, November catfish are slow. 9 where she caught this Red along SOMERVILLE W a t e r with three other Hard Heads. (Photo murky; 82–86 degrees; 7.16’ courtesy of Dean Vinklarek) low. Black bass are slow. Hybrid striper are slow. White bass are good on minnows at night. Crappie are fair on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on minnows, nightcrawlers, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. EAST MATAGORDA BAY – Trout are fair for drifters on live shrimp over humps and scattered shell. Redfish are fair to good in Lake Austin on live shrimp. Flounder are fair on the shorelines. WEST MATAGORDA BAY – Redfish are fair to good in Oyster Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on shell and grass on soft plastics. Black drum are fair to good at Shell Island on live shrimp. PORT O’CONNOR – Trout and redfish are fair on topwaters over soft mud in San Antonio Bay. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp and topwaters. Redfish are good at the jetty. ROCKPORT – Bull redfish are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Trout are fair over grass while drifting with live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and shrimp. PORT ARANSAS – Bull redfish are good at the jetty on crabs and finger mullet. Redfish are fair to good on the East Flats on topwaters and Gulps. Red snapper are good offshore. CANYON LAKE – Water clear; 79–83 degrees; 11.79’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon red Whacky Sticks on jigheads, drop shot rigs, and white spinnerbaits along main lake bluffs in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Smallmouth bass are fair on Smokin’ Green” Devil’s Tongues on drop shots over rock piles in 14–28 feet early. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs upriver. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.

ROUNDUP: Glass earns AllRegion honors

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Senior Kelsey Hardy draws a bead during the free-throw contest. Former Luling standout Carley Glass earned regional honors with her performance for West Texas A&M at the NCAA Division II South Central U.S. Cross Country Championships. (Courtesy photo)
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The Gonzales Lady Apaches basketball program held its first ever “Midnight Madness” on Nov. 9 at the GHS Special Events Center. The event featured performances by the GHS Cheer Squad and Apache Flames, 3-on3 games between each grade level, threepoint and free throw shooting contests and intersquad scrimmages. (Photos by Mark Lube)

Glass, along with teammates Mireia Gaurner and Haley Sparks, earned regional honors as they led the West Texas A & M Lady Buffs cross country team to a third-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Division II South Central United States regional championship on Saturday in Canyon. The trio earned All-Region honors by finishing in the Top 25 overall in the race. Fresh off their second straight Lone Star Conference championship, the Lady Buffs will try to make it two top six finishes in a row to qualify for the na-

tional championships. Gaurner finished in No. 15 time of 22:02, Glass was No. 22 in 22:17 and was followed by Sparks (22:18). Amber Moore was No. 27 in 22:27, Emma Love was No. 32 in 22:35 and Michela Johnson was No. 55 with a time of 23:01. The Lady Buffs scored 119 points while Adams State took first with 28 points and Western State coming as runners-up with 62 points. The Lady Buffs will travel to Spokane, Wash. for the national championship race on Nov. 23 for a 10:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) start. Benson Akpan comes down with a rebound during the game between the Lady Apaches and GISD staff members and their families.

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Quarterback Clayton Webb has thrown for 1,303 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions on 77of-127 passing. Receivers Tyler Neubauer (16-369) and Joshua Shelmire (17378) have six touchdown receptions each. “We have to stop the passing game or by keeping the completions underneath and for short gains,” Henke said. Running back Jake Smith has 96 carries for 490 yards and eight touchdowns to pace the Broncos running game. “Our offense has to be able to control the clock,” Henke said. There is some bad news and some good news in the injury department for Sacred Heart. Running back Jonathan Vanek will not play because of a leg injury. He played a little in the opening quarter of last week’s game at St. Paul but came out and did not play another snap. However, Evan Wick could be back on the field after

not playing against the Cardinals. Henke said Wick is the leading tackler and best receiver, and his return would be a boost for Sacred Heart. Cuero vs Columbus The Cuero Gobblers play the Columbus Cardinals to open the playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in El Campo. Quarterback Tyson Simcik is the leader for the Cardinal offense. He has completed 45-of-100 passes for 997 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Simcik has run for 208 yards and eight touchdowns. Detri’yon Carter has the most Columbus rushing yardage with 709 yards on 134 attempts and has scored four touchdowns. Simcik’s leading target in the passing game is Royce Caldwell, who has snagged 10 catches for 353 yards and five touchdowns. Key players on the defense are safety Derek Hayes, end Caelan Neuendorff, safety Eugene Shorter and linebacker Blake Pflughaupt.

Gonzales senior Ashli Malatek prepares to attempt a shot.

Lady Apaches adjusting to new style for 13-14 campaign

BRIEFS: Maze run in Moulton
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mile off road around farm and through corn field finishing through the Maze. Some hills are on the paved course and some moderately rough terrain off road around farm. Water at one and two mile marks with refreshments at finish. There will be awards for top three male and female runners.

Make checks payable to Rocky Creek Maze 5K Race. All profit goes to MS research. Mail entries and payment to Rocky Creek Maze, c/o Anna Bartos, P.O. Box 651, Moulton, TX 77975. Questions: Call Anna Bartos 361.596.4872 or 361.798.0999, email fun@rockycreekmaze.com, or send message on Facebook.

GONZALES – At first, the Gonzales Lady Apaches basketball team was a little shocked at the new systems brought in by new head coach Valerie Akpan, but apparently Gonzales has players that are quick learners. “There was shock at first but they have caught on quickly,” Akpan said “I have seen huge improvements (since practice started) on speed and the accuracy of their passes and shots. They are also full of excitement.” Akpan has five returning players and two starters from last year. The team will have four seniors on it — Kelsey Hardy, Renae Camarillo, Ashli Malatek and Tajerrica Smith. “We have experience in that we have several upper-

classmen,” Akpan said. The other players on the roster are juniors Jordan Pitman and Danielle Flowers, and sophomore Ericka Hernandez. Akpan said her offense would be one of continuity and the Lady Apaches will run a man-to-man on the defensive side of the ball. “We are going to be in shape and run the floor,” she said. The Lady Apaches are strong on the offensive side. “We have some really good shooters and the whole team plays well together,” she said. Used to running a zone system on defense, the team has had to get used to playing man-to-man. “We are working a lot on defense because they are used to a different system and the one I am running is new,” Akpan said.

The Lady Apaches players will not be limited to playing just one position on the floor. “We will cater our offense to the opposing team’s defense to create mismatches,” Akpan said. According to Akpan, Hardy is a good leader, good ball handler, is confident and a consistent shooter. Camarillo is the top shooter, plays defense well and is real fast. Malatek is a versatile player, able to play the wing or the post and is quick with the ball. Smith can literally play every position on the floor, and is a good shooter and ball handler. New to the program, Pitman is an asset to the team with smarts and good defensive posture Hernandez is a strong player who shoots well and plays defense well, and brings

good energy and is considered the team’s cheerleader. Flowers has good ball skills along with confidence and varsity experience. The Lady Apaches will have some challenges early in the season with some 4A teams in Taylor, Austin Crockett and Lockhart. They will also face Johnson City, Columbus, Beeville, Goliad and Nixon in nondistrict games. Gonzales hosts a tournament on November 21-23, and will play in the Canyon Lake and Weimar tournaments. With several teams having new coaches this year, Akpan said she feels the district could be anyone’s this year. “We have a good shot at being one of the four teams that makes the playoffs,” she said.

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bailar o que quiere aprender bailes. Yo bailo swing, hustle, tango , waltz, 2 step, salsa, me-

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me llamo John. -------------------------Female dance partner wanted. Must be someone that wants to dance. May know how to dance or may not. All kinds of dance. Willing to train. Contact John at 832-235-9662. -------------------------Gonzales Master Gardeners need Black Walnut seeds for 3rd grade planting project. Need 2013 seeds. Call Nancy Fostes at 512-431-4444. -------------------------Horsemanship Clinics. November 16-17. Held in Gonzales. For information go to www. knptraining.com. 361-648-1055. (1114-13) -------------------------FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and col-

lege training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327.

vide face-to-face screenings to assess individuals at risk of harm to self or others. Requires Bachelors in Psychology, Social Work,Nursing (or related degree with 24 hours related coursework). Masters preferred. Mental health crisis experience and professional liability insurance required. Apply at bbtrails.org, Contracting and Procurement tab. -------------------------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.

830-540-4063. -------------------------PTO Irrigation Pump - New $3,500, will sell for $1,500. 2000 Honda Rancher - Needs battery & seat cover. Estimated 400 hrs on it. No less than $1,200. 14’ Aluminum Lowe Boat, been in water 2x, galvanized trailer, 25 hp Johnson motor, 15 hrs. on it. $2,000 firm. Call 830-263-4126. -------------------------Good used 2 - 17” tires. 2 - 16 1/2 wheels with tires. Truck tubeless - fit Ford, Dodge or Chevrolet -8 hole. Two bolt on bumper hitches with balls. One steel plate with ball for gooseneck hookup. Parking space for travel trailer. Electric & water. Call 672-2335 or 478607-1178. -------------------------16” Rim, 8 holes, 2 new 14” tires, 2 used 14” tire & rim, 1 used 15” tire and rim. Oak Dining Table. 361-594-4307. -------------------------Mint condition sewing machine, electric, $75. 830-4814707. -------------------------Greenhouses for Sale, 30ftx100ft, as is where, you pick up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 & 304. Contact: 281788-7500. -------------------------GE Washer. Extra Large Capacity. Just like new. $250. 361208-3565. -------------------------National Geographics in leather bound slip cases. 19822000 & maps. Make an offer. Call 4372046. -------------------------Kenmore Washing Machine, full size, $150. Excellent condition. 361-2933571, anytime. -------------------------Toro Weedeater, 4 string. $75. 361208-3565. -------------------------Restaurant Tables. Formica. 2 seats & 4 seats. $75 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Men’s used jeans perfect for oilfield workers. Faded Glory 32x32, 33x30; Rustler, 34x30, 34x34, 36x30. $5/ pair. Call 830-6721106. -------------------------22” Lawn Mower. Self propelled. Asking $100. Excellent condition. 361-2083565. -------------------------Crocheted Afghans, baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call,

203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------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). -------------------------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. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476.

Local Water Well company looking for full-time help. Must have current Drivers License & transportation. Call 830-540-4282 for more info. -------------------------Carpenter. Must know layout. $20.00 per hour. 830-6729444. -------------------------CDL Driver, Class B with Tanker Endorsement. Now hiring for our Cuero Plant - Largest concrete provider in the Eagle Ford. 3 yrs. experience, safety training a plus. Local deliveries, home every night. Guaranteed 40 hrs/wk. but will routinely get 50-60 hours with overtime. Great benefit package with opportunity for growth. Please call 361-275-8444. -------------------------HIRING IMMEDIATELY Part-Time Front Desk Team Member for Revival Fitness Gym. We’re looking for someone who is professional with a positive attitude, outstanding customer service and willingness to work as a teamplayer. Must be available to work from 3 pm to 9 pm weekdays and a couple of Saturdays a month. Computer experience ia plus. Apply in person at Revival Fitness. 931 Saint Lawrence St., Gonzales, TX 78629. -------------------------Mr. Taco is now hiring for all positions. Apply in person at 726 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales. -------------------------Immediate Opening Cuero Home Health PHC has an opening for attendants in Westhoff. Contact Erma at 361-275-8650. -------------------------Bluebonnet Trails Community Services is seeking to contract an On-Call Crisis Worker for Caldwell, Gonzales and Guadalupe Counties for evenings, weekends and holidays. Pro-




The City Council 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 Council for their consideration: Public Hearing to Discuss the Adoption of Proposed Impact Fees by the City of Gonzales. Information related to this plan is available at the City of Gonzales, 820 St Joseph, Gonzales, TX, 78629 The City Council will hold a Public Hearing December 3, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. 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.

Craftsman leaf blower. 200 mph air blower. $65. 361293-3565. -------------------------Antique claw foot tub. Pretty good shape. $200 firm. 512-656-0521. -------------------------Antique front door w/oval shaped window in front. $100. Came off old Gonzales house. 512656-0521. -------------------------Whirlpool Electric Dryer. Super capacity. $150. Mary, 361293-3571, anytime. -------------------------Kenmore Washing Machine. $50, runs & works good. 361293-3571. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------Longwheel base shell, for pickup, like new. $500. 361865-3727. -------------------------Ladder rack for truck. Made out of stainless steel. $800.00. Clothes line poles, $100. 830-660-2526 or

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 Heavy Commercial District(C-2). PROPERTY OWNER: Sara Perryman/Helen Stockton LEGAL DESCRIPTION: #7 D.D. Jones Addition @ Luling & Dunning Streets PARCEL: 12941 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing November 21, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:15 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.

Closing Sale
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AUCTIONS Pre Thanksgiving Estate Auction
Sun., Nov. 17 10:00 a.m.

801 CR 488, Gonzales, TX

Furniture, Antiques, Jewelry, Art, Beer Signs, Tools, Collectibles.


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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 Heavy Commercial District(C-2). PROPERTY OWNER: Sara Perryman/Helen Stockton LEGAL DESCRIPTION: #14 Caramel Hts., Dunning St., .154 AC.; #15 Caramel Hts., 118 Dunning., .193 AC., 119 Qualls St., #5 Caramel Hts., .193 Ac. PARCEL: 11354, 23689, 23690 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing November 21, 2013 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:15 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.



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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. 361293-3571. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078.

$13,500. 5927. 512-565-

fet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181.

great condition, new tires. 512-7754399. -------------------------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 low miles, cold A/C, spray-in bed liner, grill guard, towing package and more! Call Lauren at (361) 648-5049 for more info.

from a large selection. Single, double, new or used. Let us help you purchase a home in 2014. Fayette Country Homes, 800-369-6888. Open till 6 pm 7 days a week. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Better Deals in the Country. Sunday 1-6. New Clayton, Flreetwood, Cavco, Tru Homes. Used Palm Harbor 28x60, fireplace. Visit our website at Tierraverdehomes.com. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. 979743-6192. Open to 6 pm Daily. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Deer Hunter Man Camp. 14x60, All vinyl floor, 8 foot ceilings, plywood floors,

2x6 sidewalls, 3 bedroom, 1 large bath, 60” shower. Fayette Country Homes, 800-369-6888. Open 7 days a week. (RBI 32896) -------------------------Used Fleetwood single wide, 2/2 delivered. $19,900. Fayette Country Homes, 979-743-6192. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Belmont RV Park. We have FEMA trailers for sale. From $2,500 & up or rent to own. Please call 830-4243600.

Mobile Home for Rent. 2 bed, 1 bath. $550/month, $400 deposit. 220 Thornton. 830-832-3163. --------------------------

For Sale: Sofa & Loveseat. Great condition. No smokers, no holes, no stains. $300. Very nice corner china cabinet, $130. Small roll top desk w/drawers, $40. Patio sliding glass doors, $45. Call Liz: 830-2632103. -------------------------Big solid oak lawyer’s desk. $50. 830672-3089. -------------------------Beds & furniture for sale. 512-656-0521. -------------------------For Sale. Antique beds. Come out of old Alcalde Hotel. Pretty good shape for age. Still looks good. $100 a piece. 512-292-0070. -------------------------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, cloth, 3 tv’s, 19”, 25” and 32”, color, white microwave cart with 2 drawers on bottom, recliner, cloth new conventional toaster, broiler, white day bed w/ trundle bed, both mattresses, white childs desk, chair, leather with foot rest. 830-203-8977, 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. 830-672-3626. -------------------------New Sofa for Sale. $400. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buf-

2004 Expedition. New tires & new battery. Asking $6,900. 361-7722403. -------------------------For Sale: 5 16” steel jeep rims, one with brand new Goodyear Wrangler tire, P220R70/16. Will sell whole set for $75. Or if you just want the tire off the rim, tire will be $25. Call 830-203-9408. -------------------------2007 Chevy Equinox, 45,000 miles. $12,000. 2005 PT Cruiser, Convertible, 100,000 miles, $6,000. Call 830203-0502. -------------------------SIMPLY THE BEST deals on new Chevrolets & GMCs AND over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grave ChevroletGMC, Hallettsville, TX. 361-798-3281, 800-798-3225. grafechevygmc.om. -------------------------Suzuki Japanese mini truck. 35,450 miles, spray lined bed, lifted, 4x4. Needs some attention to fuel intake, but should be easy fix. Great for ranch or hunting. $2,000. 361-771-5483. -------------------------‘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. -------------------------2004 Infinity G35, 95,000 miles. Leather seats, sunroof,

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Instrumentation/Electronics Instructor
Victoria College Gonzales Campus Spring 2014

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Victoria College Gonzales Campus is hiring an Instrumentation & Electronics instructor for the Gonzales Campus. Position requires an Associate’s Degree in a related field and is paid based on a 9 month faculty position between $3,581 - $4,340 per month, depending on qualifications. Position includes full benefits. For application details see our website at www.victoriacollege.edu/jobsatvc or contact Jackie Mikesh at 1-830-672-6251 in Gonzales. E.O.E.

Career Opportunity
In the ALTANA group, the four brands BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS and ACTEGA operate together. With 5,300 employees worldwide we commit ourselves to the realization of future oriented ideas and the success of our clients’ products. Together we set world-wide standards in four different fields of specialty chemistry. BYK stands for innovating competence in the area of additives and measuring devices.

Positions available: •CDL Bellydump Driver/Roller Operator •Water Truck •Maintainer/Heavy Equipment Operator Some experience required. Looking for productive team members with leadership skills. Class B CDL Preferred

Dry Mill Bagger

Required: High school diplo- Preference will be given to applicants with: ma or GED and the ability go: • 1+ years trade school education • Supervisory potential • 2 years of industrial or plant work • Forklift experience

• Learn operation processing equipment • Work 3 rotating shifts with weekend work • 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 frequently of additives and measuring devices.

All applicants must apply through their local Texas Workforce Solutins Office. Request an application for BYK Additives Inc.
BYK Additives Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Do Not Wait. 2014 Tax Refunds just around the corner. Get pre-approved, select your home

BYK Additives Inc. Gonzales, TX www.byk.com

About Gonzales Memorial Museum: The Gonzales Memorial Museum was constructed in 1936 and 1937 and is dedicated to supporting, understanding, educating, teaching and preserving Texas history. The north wing of the museum houses the “Come and Take It” cannon and many artifacts of Texas Independence. It is one example of ten state sponsored large public memorials built to celebrate the Texas Centennial. Description: Under general direction, directs, manages, and oversees the daily operations of the Gonzales Memorial Museum. The Museum Director is responsible for planning, directing, organizing, and coordinating the museum activities and displays. The Director will work with the Gonzales Memorial Museum Advisory Board but will report to the Parks and Recreation Director of the City of Gonzales. Responsibilities Include: • Director will set goals and objectives ensuring the adequacy of all museum programs by directing, planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing policies and procedures related to all phases of the Museum. • Director will initiate the preparation of proposals for review and approval including current and long-range programs and facility plans. • Director will be responsible for the maintenance of high standards of professionalism in areas including, but not limited to, acquisition, preservation, research, interpretation, and exhibits. • Director is responsible for preservation and management of all objects held by or loaned to the museum. • Director is responsible for identification, documentation and cataloging of objects as well as records creation. • Director is responsible for content development and ensuring all objects are ready for display. • Director is responsible for financial development and interpretation of museum budget, fundraising, and grant administration/applications. • Work with Council, Board, Staff, and Stakeholders to develop and achieve long range goals in order to fulfill the museum’s mission, ensure its financial stability, and guide its growth. • Director is responsible for all other duties that may be assigned. Minimum Qualifications: • Required: B.A. in Museum Studies, History, Anthropology or related field • Must have at least one year’s experience in a museum or historical organization. • Must have excellent organizational and research skills and the ability to work on projects with little or no supervision. • Must have strong computer skills, with a preferred basic knowledge of collections management database program, Past Perfect. • Must have strong communication skills and work well with the public, donors, researchers, staff and volunteers. Preferred Qualifications: • M.A. in Museum Studies, History, Anthropology or related field with one year or more experience in the qualified field is preferred. Compensation: Dependent upon Qualifications How to apply: Resumes and City of Gonzales employment applications may be mailed to: City of Gonzales Attn: Laura Zella, Human Resources P.O. Box 547 Gonzales, Texas 78629 Resume may be emailed to lzella@cityofgonzales.org THIS POSITION CLOSES DECEMBER 2, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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

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.

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

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

Human Resources


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

We deliver good coastal round bales: $75-$100. Coastal mix cow hay, 1278 lb bales - $70. John Bankston, Milano, 512-445-6331.

6 foot shredder, 3 pt. hook-up. $650. Grain Order, 16 ft., brand new, $169. Call 830-481-4707. -------------------------Ford 8N Tractor w/ disk, plow, buster. $3,500.00. 361-2933571. -------------------------Single round bale trailer, hand crank. $175. 437-2046. -------------------------Round bale carrier for 3 pt. hitch. $125. Call 437-2046. -------------------------2009 Kuhn Knight model 1130 manure spreader for sale. Used for only 3 cleanouts. Very good condition. $12,000. 857-5446. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on baleflipper.com.

County Clerk --- Gonzales County Pct. #3 J.P. Office
Gonzales County Justice of the Peace Precinct #3 is now accepting applications for a full time civil/criminal clerk. Graduation from high school or equivalent plus two (2) years clerical, secretarial, administrative or automated accounting support or related experience is required. Position requires strong data entry and filing skills. Prepare criminal/civic cases for trial, from taking a plea to dispositions. Knowledge of basic mathematical principal, 10 key by touch, notary procedures, and prepare bank deposits electronically on a regular basis. This position requires the candidate to work well under pressure in a high-volume multi-task office and handle strict deadlines. Must work closely with others and maintain confidentiality in the performance of duties. College education in business administration areas or technical training in office administration, clerical, secretarial or related areas may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis. (Experience requirements may be satisfied by fulltime experience or prorated part-time equivalent). Position location: 311 Hwy 90W, Waelder, Texas. Applications may be obtained at the Gonzales County Human Resources Office, Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph, Suite 201 or the Justice of the Peace Office, 311 Hwy 90W, Waelder, Texas. Only complete applications received by closing of business November 15, 2013 will receive consideration. Gonzales County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicap status in employment or the provision of services and is an Equal Opportunity Employment.

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Mobile Homes for rent 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , stove, refrigerator and microwave, fully furnished, ac/ heat, $695 a month,

plus $675 deposit. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-5826593/361-798-0816 for more information. --------------------------

3bedroom/1 bath, Mobile Home for Rent - stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer & dryer. Fully furnished, ac/ heat. Large front porch and small storage building. $975 a month, plus $675 deposit, 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-5826593/361-798-0816 for more informa-

tion. -------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603.

patio w/BBQ pits & much more. $375/ wk. 713-501-3416. -------------------------Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.

crowave, Stove and can be fully furnished. Remodeled last year with new hardwood floors, Central Air, bathroom tile, 2 car carport. $1,000/mo., $600/deposit. 830542-9743. -------------------------Office Space w/Living area to rent in the center of town (On the Main Hwy). Call (830) 672-5738. -------------------------HOUSE FOR RENT: Must see!!! Charming 2BD/1BA remodeled house located in country setting at 7102 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) -------------------------Cottages for Lease. Fully furnished cottages for rent in Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture, flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items & appliances (full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500 Security Deposit. Application Required. 1 Bedroom, $1,300/month, 2 bedroom, $1,600/ month. Call 830351-1195. Shown by appointment. -------------------------House for Rent. 3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536 Sq. Ft., w/2 master suites. Perfect for oilfield executive or families. In Marion. $1,100/per month. 830-914-4044. -------------------------2BR/1BA house. 765 Sq. Ft. Large deck on back. $875/mo. Marion, TX. 830914-4044. -------------------------1ST MONTH RENT FREE 3/2’s from $595/ month. Several homes available. www.silentvalleyhomes.com. Lockhart, 512-376-5874. -------------------------Cabin for Rent. 1BR/1BA. Secluded, in country. $100/ nightly, Mon.-Fri. or $350/weekly. Weekend rates vary. No smokers. Call 830857-0986 or 830857-1418. -------------------------Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Fully furnished. Rent

by night, week or month. Fantastic neighborhood. Cheaper by night than hotel room. 672-5169. -------------------------3BR/2BA large house. Fully furnished, beds, linens, washer/dryer, cable T.V., stove, refrigerator. CA/CH. Great for crew. Monthly or lease available. Home in town, plenty of parking. 512-820-5461. -------------------------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. -------------------------For Rent: 2BR/2BA/2CG home on 183 N. $1,250/ mo., plus deposit. Call 830-857-4458 for information. -------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, porch/small yard. $68 nightly, $310 weekly. Crews welcome. Call Mike, 512-292-0070, 512656-0521. -------------------------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 Mike 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 Mike at (512) 2920070 or (830) 6723089.

3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921.

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.



Attn: Oil Field Workers. Wyman’s Rooming House has 4 large furnished bedrooms for rent. Fully equipped kitchen, covered

1811 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales

Best Western Regency Inn & Suites
Seeking a Front Desk Clerk & Night Auditor

My Town Cottages, 2/1 and 1/1 includes all utilities, cable, internet & maid service. Furnished w/appliances. 512-663-6357. -------------------------638 Guerra Lane. 3b/2B Brick home. $950.00 + deposit. 830-285-1869. -------------------------3BR house, CH/A in city limits. Avail. Nov. 1st. 830-5403858, leave message. -------------------------House in the country for rent. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. See to appreciate. Security deposit and one month’s rent. Oneyear lease. Call 361594-3233. -------------------------Attention Oil Companies Furnished 4br house, sleeps 5. Ready for move-in. Fully equipmmed kitchen, covered patio, fenced, lighted parking, individual air & heat, 32” flat screen TV’s & Refrigerators in each room. Must see. 713-501-3416. -------------------------2BR houses for rent. No Pets. Month to Month. Call 830672-3089. -------------------------3BR house in Shiner, bath and a 1/2, Living room, dining room, kitchen, computer room, storage in back, garage. $650/mo., $300/dep. Oil field workers invited. 361-212-8731. -------------------------House for rent. 2/1 house in Rivercrest. Recently remodeled, new appliances. No smoking or pets. $875 per month, $500 deposit. Insuire at investgigi@gmail. com. -------------------------2BR/1BA country home. Fully furnished, nonsmoker. Hwy. 97W. $1,200/mo., $800/ dep. 361-772-7655, after 6 p.m. -------------------------2Bedroom/1Bath Duplex in Gonzales. Central Air/ Heat, Insulated, All electric, appliances, ceiling fans, carpet, vinyl, washer/dryer connections, deck porch. References, No smoking inside unit, no pets. $800 + deposit. 830-6722227. -------------------------3 bedroom, 2 bath house in Gonzales for rent. Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Mi-



Computer experience required. Applications may be picked up, at the front office. No phone calls, please.

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is taking applications for a

Male Roommate wanted in Shiner. Furnished bedroom w/private bath. $350/mo. Utilities paid. 361-401-0927 between 3 & 6 p.m. or text anytime.

Full Time Truck Driver
Local Delivery Zone, Class A CDL Required Forklift experience required

Adjunct Instructors Needed Victoria College Gonzales Campus Spring 2014
Victoria College Gonzales Campus is hiring part time instructors in the below following disciplines. Positions require a Master’s Degree and at least 18 graduate hours in the area of concentration. College teaching experience preferred. Rate per course depending on educational qualifications. Both evening & day classes may be required. •History • English •Math • Government •Psychology For application details see our website at www. victoriacollege.edu/jobsatvc or contact Jackie Mikesh at 1-830-672-6251 in Gonzales. E.O.E.


2031 Water St. (Hwy 183 N) Gonzales Tx 78629

Apply in person

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.

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:

10 foot by 10 foot office space. Nixon, TX. 830-857-6921. -------------------------Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If interested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. -------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for rent. M1 Ind. Storage Yard, 70x130. Church Street. 830423-2103. -------------------------For sale or lease. 10,000 sq. ft. Bldg. with multi-level loading docks Prime location - with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/workshop located at 339 St. George. Recently Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580.

Caraway Ford Gonzales
1405 Sarah DeWitt • P.O. Box 1960 Gonzales, Texas 78629 830-672-9646

Experienced Preferred
**Full Time**
Valid Driver License Required *** 401k, Insurance and Vacation
available upon eligibility!

Apply today – Start today!!!
5628 FM 1116, Gonzales Texas Call (830) 672-9100 for more information. • Embrex/Vaccination Crew


* Inventory Control Team * Automotive Technician * Overnight Maintenance


On the job training will be provided. Positions are rotated on a weekly basis in order to cross train. Work schedule is a minimum of 5 days beginning on Saturday and working daily thru Wednesday. Another day of work is usually available on Thursday or Friday. Additional pay is available for weekend work. All applicants must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Human Resources 603 W. Central, Hwy. 87, Nixon, Texas (830) 582-1619 for more information Se Habla Espanol

US Hwy. 90A & Church St., Gonzales, TX 78629


The Gonzales County Appraisal District is accepting applications for the position of Appraiser. Good mathematical and computer skills required. Must possess the ability to work well with others and the general public. Must have reliable transportation, a valid Texas driver’s license, an acceptable driving record and proof of liability insurance. Must be able to work overtime when requested. It is the District’s policy to provide employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability. Applications will be accepted until position filled at 928 St. Paul, Gonzales, Texas 78629. (830) 672-2879.

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






Check Your Calendar! Save the Date! Saturday, November 16 at 11am

At the Gonzales Livestock Market
Offering 25 coming Two-Year-Old Bulls All Virgin Bulls, Birth and Weaning Weights, EPD’s Fertility Tested

Contact: Clay Boscamp, 830-857-5130 David Shelton, 830-857-5394 Mike Brzozowski, 830-857-3900 www.arrowheadcharolaisranch.com

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2BR Fully furnished. Covered parking, Wi-Fi, cable. 830672-6265 or 830857-4251. -------------------------BLUEBIRD LOFTS - Three units available, 2 bed/1 bath, $1,125 to $1,185/ mo., $1,000 deposit. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, hardwood floor, fullytiled bathrooms, central air/heat, washer/dryer hookups. No pets. No smoking. ALL NEW! (512) 576-5868. -------------------------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.


$55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $300 month. All bills included. If interested please call 820-203-9255 -------------------------Fully furnished Travel Trailers for rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed. $50.00 Deposit. $300 per week or $1,000 per month. Call Terry for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate to RV Park of your choice. All utilities paid. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent for RV space in Smiley. All utilities included, good healthy environment. 830-2039255 or 361-7906305. -------------------------30’ Travel Trailer w/2 slides for rent in RV Ranch in Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry facilities, shower house and all bills paid. $300 a week. 830-3056926. -------------------------28’ Travel Trailer for rent. Can be moved from job site. Call 830-305-6926. -------------------------Office or Living Trailers for lease or buy. Peyton, 512948-5306; David, 713-252-1130. -------------------------RV Rentals available at Belmont RV Park Estates. Call Richard, 830-556-6095. Private RV or Travel Trailer Parking Spot. All hookups are in place and ready to call your home. Fencing on three sides. Located on corner lot with shade trees. Has pad for home to be parked on. $300 per month with $100 Deposit. All bills paid. Located at Luling. This is a private lot, no RV park. Call 830-2634356 or 830-5606963 for showing and details. -------------------------Six RV Hookups for long term lease at Harwood. Intersection of Hwy. 90 and TX 304. Contact: 281-788-7500. -------------------------2 RV spaces in town. $295/mo., 1 Mobile home space for rent, $175/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955.

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

(Three Bars & Leo). All offers considered. Pics available upon request: amazin_grace454@ yahoo.com. Ph: #. 830-560-0238. -------------------------Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------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.

wood floors, interior/exterior paint, GE Cafe appliances, new light fixtures and doors, new ac and water heater within past 2 years. Would make excellent horse property. Has County water. Out shed and children’s playhouse with electricity. Ag exempt for low taxes. 18 miles north of Gonzales off 304. One hour East of San Antonio, one hour south of Austin, and two hours west of Houston. Close proximity to Interstate 10. Excellent deal at 348,000. Sorry, no owner finance. If seriously interested please call 956-202-5629 or email awalker1288@gmail.com. May consider 2 year minimum lease. -------------------------BRAND NEW HOME, 2br/1bath, central air/heat, shingle roof, laundry room with window, front/ back porch, nature view surrounds back yard, excellent location within walking distance to HEB, restaurants and shopping, located in Yoakum, Texas. MUST SEE! $99,000. 361-2938172, Cali. -------------------------House for Sale. Beautiful Historic home for sale. 713 St. John. Give me a call if interested. 713-425-9345. -------------------------Wonderful Spanish style house on 20.59 acres with 2 ponds, 7 horse stalls, 2 storage barns and other outbuildings. Can be viewed at www. littlefieldproperties. com id #79040. Call Tanya (broker) at 361-865-2563. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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.

Electric Wiring, troubleshooting, repairs, new homes, metal buildings, panels, etc. Licensed & Insured, 830-437-5747. -------------------------Belmont RV Park. Belmont Texas Propane Services available. Call 830-4243600. -------------------------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 w.pamperedc h e f. b i z /z ava d i l. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830857-1495 -------------------------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.

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)

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.

Teenager looking to babysit part-time, infants & small children. Will take care of at your home or my home. Call for more information, 263-2789. -------------------------Will do child care in my home. Includes meals. Any age (Infants onup). Have two openings available. Call 830-5193044. -------------------------Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.

170 Acres - For Sale by owner. FM 443. Outside of Hochheim/Dryer area. 210-867-8851. -------------------------17+ acres of cleared land with good fence. Perfect for homesite. 830-8574242. -------------------------Lots for Lease. Conveniently located behind WHS (Waelder High School). For information call 512299-1627. -------------------------75 Acres Gillispie Co. 10 Min. N. of Fredericksburg. Hwy. Frontage, Hunting, Investment or Retirement. $7,500 acre. swk@gvec.net -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544.

CKC Registered Miniature Dachsunds puppies. $225. Call 830263-4603. -------------------------Chihuahua’s for sale. 1 male, 3 female. 830-491-1856 or 830-263-2094. Free Female Donkey. Call 830-5404850.

Horse for Sale. 7 year old mare. Not ridden in 2 years. $200.00. Call 2031104 or 437-2370. -------------------------Free Donkey’s. 361772-7655 after 6 p.m. -------------------------2006 Blue Roan handcock mare. 14 hands. Stocky built. Has worked cows, arena roping. Pastured for 1 year. Needs to go to work. $1,200. 361771-5483. -------------------------For Sale: Black & Red Brangus Bulls. 2 & 3 yrs. old. Good selection. No papers. 830-437-5772. (9-19-13) -------------------------Rabbits for Sale. With cages, with feeders & waterers. all for $300. 361741-2604. -------------------------Angus Bull for sale. Registered JBarB. 3 1/2 yr.old herd bull. $2,975. 361-7986250. -------------------------Bulls for Sale. Black Angus and Black Limousin. Breeding ages. Gentle. Delivery available. 979263-5829. -------------------------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

DBK Advertising Local advertising prepared for you to mail. No payment till you see results (You mail). $25-$50. Call 830437-5142 or email DanielKeith667@ hotmail.com. Also National Businesses. -------------------------Looking for sitting job for a sweet lady in her home. Includes cooking and will drive for her if she needs me to. Can stay Friday night, Saturday night but must be home by Sunday at 3:00. Call 830-5193044. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9

For Sale: 2010 RV. Keystone Springdale. 291RK-SSR Travel Trailer. All electric. Fully Furnished. TV, Microwave, Cook Stove, Refrigerator, Oven. Used very little. Just like new. $15,000. Can see at 820 Oil Patch Lane. 830-672-6383. -------------------------For Sale: Dometic Retractable Awning for Travel Trailer. New arms. 20 ft. long, 20 ft. wide. $575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------04’ Coachmen, 26’. 1 slide-out. Goose hitch-ball, excellent shape, new awning. Call 830-857-3677. -------------------------2006 Keystone Outback 30ft Sidney Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267. -------------------------1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/C’s - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000.

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

I’m looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888. -------------------------The Gonzales Cannon 830-672-7100 830-672-7111


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Home for sale by owner, Las Palmas Subdivision, 542 Guerra Lane. 3bd/2ba, energy efficient, CA/H, privacy fence, storage building. $115,000. For more information contact Ruth Guerra, 830-8574611. -------------------------Property for sale in Leesville. 2 mobile homes, 1 mobile home, 3Br/1Ba & 2Br/2Ba and 2 full RV Spaces on 1.9 Ac. Asking price $65,000. Back lot fenced in on 4 sides. Rebecca Hodge, 830-263-0603. -------------------------Beautiful ranch style home built in 1996. 3 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, approx. 2765 square feet on 13.55 acres with scenic views all around. Property borders larger ranches. Recent upgrades include granite counters, new

RV Space and RV trailer for rent. All bills included with Dish Network. 830203-9255. -------------------------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

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

Harley Davidson 2007 Dyna Lowrider with pulled baffles. Blue/Grey 7700 miles. Blue Book Price - $9,440. Harley Davidson - 2009 883L Sportster 700 miles - Burnt Orange. Blue Book - $5,190. Will negotiate. Call 830-8759126 for more information, 8-5pm. -------------------------Gruene Harley-Da-

250 Acres. South Goliad. Good oaks, brush, and grazing. Well fenced and watered. Paved road just off US 183. $3,975/ac. with 1/8 minerals. Not leased. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 160 Acres. Goliad. Creek, Cabin, Nice doublewide. Barn. SOLD Good hunting. Minerals. $4,625/Ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 114 Acres. Smiley. Good oaks, brush, tanks. Nice weekend home. Cabin. New Barn. $595,000. CONTRACT PENDING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 91 or 188 Acres North Smiley. Good brush, a few oaks, This is a really good combo cattle/hunting ranch. No minerals available. $3,350/acre. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 70 Acres. Yorktown/Goliad. Great building sites. Live oaks, CONTRACT PENDING brush, hay field. Water wells. Some minerals. $5,500/ acres. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 106 Acres. Rockport. Minutes to water, fine dining. Good CONTRACT oaks, coastal bermuda. Nice PENDING home plus modular home. Some minerals. $1,400,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 1/2 acres fronting US 183 just north of Gonzales. Barns, pens, water available. $225,000. Will divide - one acre minimum, at $55,000/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 67 acres. NW Goliad. Doublewide. 3/2 with covered porchPENDING es. Good barn. CONTRACT John Deere tractor w/implements. Mostly Mesquite. $250,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 62 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay field. Pens, well. Cross-fenced. $5,300/ac. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter, shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon, mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into two tracts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 260 to 861 Acres. NW Corpus Christi. Lake, Barn, Pens, 2 water wells. Great cattle place. Paved corner. Excellent for Subdividing. Price $2,750 to $3,500 per acre.




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3.7 ACS. 4BR, Remodeled 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000 New on Mkt: home... $95,000 306 McClure - 3bd/1ba.............. 3BR, 1 Bath................ $65,000 New Listing: $109,000 1618 St. Peter Home and extra lot.... $70,000 Investment: 2bd/1ba.................. SALE PENDING $38,000 1813Crockett Contour,Lane-Settlement ......Reduced to $179,000 473 - 3 bd., 3bd., 1ba, remodeled home,.........$258,000 $95,000 beautiful property.................................. Rivercrest Super home, 4 bds................ 1602 Water St .-commercial/rental.... $150,000 .................................................. $165,000 $145,000 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home..... Rivercrest home 3,600 +sq. ft., ............ $89,000 792 90-B - Lakefront.............................. ..................................$255,000.$197,000 312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., Land 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000 104 Acs., FM 466,................... $4,500/ac

NEW LISTING - The Settlement at Patriot NEW LISTING - Commercial Lease. 2 story Ranch - Approx. 5,249 sq. ft. custom home on metal office building on 1.18 acres. Reception, 10 acres at approx. 520’ elevation, 3 BD/4BA/3 2 offices, office/break area with small kitchen car garage with media room, dry sauna, steam area and shop. Conveniently located between shower, mud room, utility room, and storage gaLuling and Gonzales.$2,500/month lore! Great room with gourmet kitchen. Covered patio set up for outdoor kitchen. $650,000 v347 CR 388, Gonzales County - NEW LISTING - Great location of Hwy. 97 between Gonzales and Waelder! Located on 7 acres, this property features a 4BD/2BA home with large kitchen SOLD open to living and dining. Large workshop on slap features 2 rollup doors and restroom. Offered at $179,500. v4728 CR 283, Harwood - NEW LISTING - Custom 3BD/2BA home on approx. 22.9 wooded acres great for recreation and hunting! Split CONTRACT floorplan with spacious great room. Upgrades! Tile, UNDER Custom kitchen, Granite counters. Detached shed, partially fenced. REDUCED $315,000. v215 S Oak - 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 $199,900. $209,500. vFORECLOSURE - 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. UNDER CONTRACT 2 car carport. REDUCED $226,000. $239,000. vFM 86 & Abigail Lane, Luling - NEW LISTINGS - Picturesque 10 and 13 acre tracts with mature Oaks scattered throughout. Restricted area allows for the perfect home site or recreational area. Site built homes only - minimum 1,300 sq. ft. Ag exempt. 10.029 AC - $64,500., 13.117 Ac w/pond - $78,700. vSettlement at Patriot Ranch - 3-27 acre site built home sites. Beautiful countryside and wildlife views. Electricity available. Paved roads, well/septic required. v79.5 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. vRV Park - 10.5 AC - Great location just off IH-10, mature trees and nice tank. Site has been engineered for 54 unit RV Park. v43 AC - 2198 Sandy Branch Rd., Harwood - Secluded with partial high fence, large tank, rustic SOLD cabin. Beautiful views. REDUCED $266,600. v111 Acres, Creek Rd - Dripping Springs - Scenic property offers partially cleared and wooded land located on high bluff with Onion Creek frontage. Minerals convey. $1,900,000.

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153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000 830-857-4142 61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac. Lynnette Cooper 3.94 acs., Settlement....................... $65,000 lynnette@gonzalesproperties.com 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 Carol Hardcastle 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt ............$25,000/Ac. 1 ac. Seydler830-857-3517 St...............................$25,000 staff by calling: 8.7 You acs.,can cityreach limitsour ....................... .$120,000 58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town ............. Phone: 830-672-2522 ...................................................$12,000/Ac.

Land 10 acs., private, SALEtrees............ PENDING$5,500/acre CT 11.2 acs.,private, Hwy 90. Gast Rd .......$5,300/Ac. NTRA 51 acs., utilities, ........ $4,900/ac CO CT RA NT trees................$87,500 CO CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H,
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Assemblies of God Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God 320 St. Andrew First Assembly of God 509 E. 3rd St. Nixon New Life Assembly of God Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales Baha’i Faith Baha’i Faith 621 St. George St. Gonzales Baptist Clark Baptist Church F.M. 794, Gonzales County Baptist Church Hwy. 87 Smiley Eastside Baptist Church Seydler Street, Gonzales Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ 1113 Hastings, Gonzales New Way Church of God in Christ 514 St. Andrew, Gonzales Episcopal Episcopal Church of the Messiah 721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407 Evangelical La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo W. Central at 87 Nixon Full Gospel Camp Valley Full Gospel 7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80 Full Gospel Church 1426 Fisher, Gonzales Lutheran First Evangelical Lutheran 1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis Methodist Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A Dewville United Methodist West of FM 1117 on CR 121 First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist 403 E North Main, Flatonia Harris Chapel United Methodist S. Liberty St. Nixon Harwood Methodist Church North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood Henson Chapel United Methodist 1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales Monthalia United Methodist CR 112 off 97 Smiley United Methodist 1 blk S. of Hwy 87 Waelder United Methodist 2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97 Webster Chapel A.M.E. 1027 Church St. Gonzales Non-Denominational Agape Ministries 512 St. James, Gonzales Living Waters Fellowship Church 605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales Bread of Life Ministries 613 St. Joseph, Gonzales Cowboy Church of Gonzales County J.B. Wells Showbarn El Centro Cristiano “Agua Viva” of Waelder Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Emmanuel Fellowship 1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship Hwy. 80 in Leesville Jesus Holy Ghost Temple 1906 Hickston, Gonzales Lighthouse Church of Our Lord 1805 Weimar, Gonzales New Life Temple for Jesus Christ Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80 River of Life Christian Fellowship 207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500 Two Rivers Bible Church 1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales Inter-Denominational Faith Family Church 1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales Pentecostal Faith Temple Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2 1515 Dallas, Gonzales Temple Bethel Pentecostal 1104 S. Paul, Gonzales Life Changing Church of Gonzales 3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236 Presbyterian Pilgrim Presbyterian Church CR 210 off FM 1116 Presbyterian Church of Gonzales 414 St. Louis, Gonzales Messianic Judaism Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953

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First Baptist Church 422 St. Paul, Gonzales First Baptist Church 403 N Texas Nixon First Baptist Church Hwy 108 N Smiley First Baptist Church 406 N Ave E Waelder Greater Palestine Baptist Church S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80) Greater Rising Star Baptist Church 3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon Harwood Baptist Church North of Post Office Iglesia Bautista Macedonia 201 S Congress Nixon Iglesia Bautista Memorial Hwy 97 Waelder Leesville Baptist Church E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121 Memorial Heights Baptist Church 1330 College Gonzales Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church 100 Capes Gonzales Oak Valley Baptist Church Hwy. 97 Bebe Old Moulton Baptist Church 2287 FM 1680, Moulton Primitive Baptist Church 1121 N. College Gonzales Providence Missionary Church 1020 St. Andrew Gonzales Baptist

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Pitch in to help out victim of tragic local house fire
I have been asked to put this announcement in my column as maybe more of you will read it than if it is just run as an announcement in the paper. I am happy to do this to help Dorothy Svoboda who is fighting to recover in BMAC. She incurred serious burns to her lungs and respiratory system and also has some third degree burns on her legs. She is incurring medical expenses every day. Her husband lost his life in the fire and their home and its contents burned to the ground. There has been an account set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Gonzales in Dorothy Svoboda’s name. You can mail it to Wells Fargo, 301 St. Joseph, Gonzales, TX 78629 and indicate it is a donation for her. Any amount will help. Several people have put out jars at their place of business and then took the jars to the bank. If you have any further questions, the number at the bank is 830-672-2851. The Thanksgiving Supper at Belmont will be November 16th at the Belmont Community Center at 6PM. It will be potluck. Everyone should bring two large dishes--Choices of a meat or a vegetable, or a salad or dessert. There is no charge but we need to be sure that we have enough meat and enough variety of food. So cook up your favorite recipes and come ready to eat Over at Monthalia on November 27th, they will have the Thanksgiving Table and service. On December 14th will have the Christmas Tree decorating On December 15th will have the Christmas Program/ Dinner PRAYER TIME: Joe Kot-

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sandi’s Country Fried News

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wig, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Ronda Pruett, Landis Kern, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza; Bill Lott, Louise Jones, Sandy Ingram, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge” Dunkin, Aunt Frances Gandre, Bubba and Sara Roecker, Glenn Mikesh, Lillie Lay, Maria Castillo, Phyllis and Alton Oncken, Selma Vickers, Keith Glass, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Margie Menking, Joy Carson, Arthur Casares, Harold Pape, Brock Stewart, Shirley Dozier, Marie Schauer, L.A. Lindemann, Jr.;Graham Kelley, Bob Brown, Rev. Fred Martin, Diana Garcia, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Lanny Baker, Pat’s Bill; Judy Wilson, Rosie, Bob Young, Marguerite Williams, and our military and their families, Sympathy to The family of Tim Sommerlatte, The family of Bessie Cleveland, The family of Gloria Knandel, The family of Rev. Fred Martin Our sympathy truly goes out to the family of Rev. Fred Martin. When you have preached far and wide in the First United Methodist Church, you make close friends all over the place. Janice made a wonderful home for Fred as a pastor’s wife, and was exuberant with her friendships, yet so very protective of Fred in the last days because she did not want him to overdo. We

send his family our deepest prayers. The typhoon survivors need our prayers and our thoughts. The amount of water that swept the over the island and on the coast of Viet Nam was truly unbelievable. It broke all kinds of records. We could have done without breaking any records. Lola and Wade Wilson had a surprise visit from Jess and Angie Wilson and their family. Chloe had a basketball game in Nixon so since they were that close they came for a visit. I hear that Chloe is growing up to be a beautiful young lady. And the two younger boys are just active little boys. It doesn’t seem possible that the youngest one is already over two years old. I thought that it was rather interesting that right before the flood there was a report of a mountain lion being seen over in Palmetto Park. Also interesting was the fact that they had a camper there all the way from Moscow, Russia. Then the San Marcos River and its rising flood waters covered the whole park and it got just about as high as it had ever been. So there is not much telling where the mountain lion went. Mary Ann Towns and Mary Caroline Persons made their way through the pecan orchard down to visit Paul Allen Jr. this last week. Since Mary Ann is feeling better she is running around all over the place. We are so happy that Mary Ann is back to her old self again. Then we have people just getting married all over the place. Tel Lindemann and his sweetie, Jinna, were married over at the Monthalia United Methodist Church on Saturday night. Rhon-

da and Mike Mercer’s son Marshal married Kayla in a small wedding ceremony on Saturday night. We are soon to have a wedding for the offspring of the late Donald and Corky Springs. Congratulations to everyone. Well we have got our

weather change and it has brought with it some blustery winds. Samson just does not like the rustling leaves. He thinks that they are out to get him. He has done some serious talking to me about the outside world today. Now this is one animal

that has thick plush hair. It shines and glistens so much that you can almost use it for a mirror. Twerpt just takes it all in stride. She is so old that she has just about seen it all and/or done that. Have a good week. God Bless.

100 Hour Bars were earned by Betty Neubauer (her total is 607 hours) and Bernice Heldarsen (705 hours). Not pictured is Dorothy Klapuch, who has 2,810 hours. (Courtesy photo)

Hospital Auxiliary News
The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital met Tuesday, October 29 in the Dining Room with 14 members present and two guests, Hospital Administrator Chuck Norris and Sascha Kardosz of Administrative Services. Attendance prizes were won by Kathleen Caddell, Kennon Brunkehoefer and Betty Neubauer . Mr. Norris reported on developing plans for expansion in the Memorial Healthcare Systems. The expansion is made possible by tax revenue and the State Program matching each local $1 with $2. This would cost approximately $40 million and would add 18 patient rooms with bathrooms, family member sleep chairs, a new office building, wellness center, additional operating room space, emergency care space, an outdoor exercise area, doctor’s offices and new out-patient area and registry area in the E.R. He also reported there will be each week, five halfday doctor’s office hours for the Waelder Clinic. On November 22, there will be a Heath Fair with free testing services except for blood lipid test which costs $35. The Hospital Gala and fundraiser is planned for May 4, 2014, to be held at the Gonzales Museum grounds. Two hundred and fiftysix volunteer hours were worked in September and 100 Hour Bars were earned by Betty Neubauer (her total is 607 hours), Bernice Heldarson (her total is 705 hours) and Dorothy Klapuch (her is 2,810 hours). The downtown storage closet was cleaned and rearranged by Barbara Koricanek, Lois Willmann and Carol DuBose. A special thank you to these ladies. On November 22nd at the Health Fair we will represent the Auxiliary, volunteers will be Robert and Elizabeth Bennett, Dyna DuBose, Bernice Heldarson, Betty Neubauer, Irene Oakes and Barbara Koricanek. Anyone else interested volunteering is asked to attend. Our next business meeting will be held on November 29 at 2 p.m. in the Hospital Dining room. On December 12th at 2 p.m., we will having our annual Wassil Party. Members are reminded to bring the goodies we will serve to employees from 2-4 p.m. Betty Fink and Norris Gibson will be making arrangements for the party.

Catholic Daughters News
Fr. Pete Roebuck’s Catholic Daughters Court 2140 met October 21st. at St. James Parish Hall. A delicious meal was enjoyed after the Blessing led by Debbie Aleman. Virginia Olsovsky. CDA District 30 Deputy installed and welcomed new member, Erma Nunez. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by members. During the meeting, the ProLife Prayer and the prayer for the Armed Services were said. The Court presently has 87 members. The Meal Committee for this meeting, Elisa Molina, Connie Kridler, Sandra Brown, and Shirley Hodges were thanked. One funeral meal was served and the monthly birthday party was held at The Texan and Bingo was held at The Heights. Kennon thanked Dorothy Svoboda and Peggy Janota for their help. The Audit Committee reported all is well with the books. Thank you notes were read from The Gonzales Youth Center, and the Kelly family. A $100 donation from the Regent was made for our help at the State CDA Convention. A Peggy O’Brien retirement gift of $25 was voted on to be sent. Some members were able to help the KC’s during Come and Take It. There will be a “Play and Pray” fun day in El Campo in February. CDA Sunday on Oct. 20th was well attended and members met at Church at 8:55 to lead the Rosary before the Mass. Make a Difference Day was Oct. 26th. Members will do various community service projects, such as help serve at a benefit meal for Mason Camarillo, help at the Youth Center or donate books there. For The Morality in Media project during Oct. 27 thru Nov. 7th, members will wear and provide member-made white ribbons to show that they are against pornography. The Christmas Party will be on Dec. 3rd after a short meeting. The opening prayer will be led by Leah Camarillo. There will not be a meeting in November.

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