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cers to the group, clearly identifying them because of the laser. Officers confronted and briefly detained the men — three from New Braunfels, one from San Antonio. No laser device was found, but investigators theorized it might have been thrown into the Guadalupe River prior to the arrival of ground units.

Visitors find out: pointing laser at aircraft no joking matter
“Come and Hear It!” Tune in to radio station KCTI 1450 AM at 6:30 a.m. on Sundays for weekly updates on what’s coming up each week in Gonzales. The lineup for Sunday, Jan. 12 includes Main Street Director Barbara Friedrich, Chief of Police Tim Crow, Crystal Theatre’s Barbara Crozier, and Fire Chief Keith Schmidt.


A quartet of out-of-town visitors having an evening get-together at Independence Park Friday drew swift attention from area law enforcement after one of the men apparently illuminated a nearby Department of Public Safety helicopter with some type of laser de-

vice. DPS troopers, Gonzales County Sheriff ’s Office deputies and Gonzales Police converged on the site near the dam shortly after the pilot of the aircraft reported being targeted by a laser around 7:15 p.m.

Pointing a laser device at any aircraft is a felony under the Texas Penal Code, Section 42.14, because the laser devices can temporarily blind pilots. Lasers can also set off targeting alarms in aircraft equipped with threat-detection devices. The airborne unit was heard over police scanner directing the offi-

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Signs of the Times

Commissioners OK participation in road program

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enable the county to receive grant funds made available during the last Legislaturee passage of SB 1747. The bill steers state funding to counties hardest-hit by the growth of traffic as a result of the Eagle Ford Shale oilfield boom. Commissioners have been discussing participation in the program for the last several meetings, with all four precinct commisCOUNTY, Page A7

Weather Watch

Gonzales County Commissioners on Monday voted to declare the entire county as part of a special district to enable the county to participate in a new state program designed to help mitigate road damage because of increased oilfield traffic. Commissioners voted to make the entire county part of the Gonzales County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone, which will


Trio of projects get green light


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There is a lot of development underway in the Gonzales area as the new year begins. At top left, crews are busy laying down the entrance road to the new 1835 Village subdivision off Highway 97 North, while at top right, pads are being built for the High Ridge Meadows subdivision off Texas Hwy. 304 (Bastrop Road). During Monday’s Gonzales Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors meeting (bottom), directors presented Action Properties LLC with a $50,000 check after approving its performance agreement for the renovation of the old Walmart facility into “Gonzales Marketplace.” Pictured from left are GEDC directors Al O’Donnell, Clint Hille, Nathan Neuse, Action Properties’ Jim Eichelberger, director Bill Kick and Economic Development Director Carolyn Gibson-Baros. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

expected. GEDC directors on Monday approved a performance agreement with Action Properties LLC and presented Action representative Jim Eichelberger with a $50,000 check. Action Properties is currently GEDC, Page A7

Gonzales residents can look forward to new shopping and dining experiences over the next few months as Gonzales Economic Development Corp. directors gave the go-ahead to several projects and got updates on some others that are seeing progress faster than


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‘Africa in the Americas’ set for local showing
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Events in Gonzales and Waelder are scheduled Monday to honor the birthdate of famed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gonzales’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will be Monday, January 20. It will begin with the March-Parade from Heroes Square in downtown Gonzales at 10 a.m. and end at the Edwards Community Center located on Klein and Fly Streets. Those participating in the March-Parade are asked to be at the starting point at 9:30 a.m. Vehicles are asked to be parked at Edwards Community Center after dropping off your passengers at the square and vans will transport drivers back to the square. A short program featuring seven youth speakers emphasizing the importance of Dr. King’s life and the contributions he made that

MLK Day events Monday

benefit each of us. Special guest soloist will be Savannah Heximer. Following the program there will be a community luncheon. The service project this year is a can good drive for GCAM. Everyone is asked to bring canned food items to the march. All local and county government/officials, community leaders, educators, students, and neighboring communities are invited to participate. Let this truly be “A Day On, NOT A Day Off ”. In Waelder, the 5th Annual MLK March will be held Monday. Meet at the Ralph Bunche Gym at 10:30, march will begin at 11, walking to the Waelder Community Center where there will be a meal following.

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A special exhibit highlighting the origins of the slave trade in the Americas is scheduled to appear in Gonzales over the next month. “Africa in the Americas” is brought to Gonzales by the Gonzales County Historical Commission in partnership with the 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.

The exhibit will be on display at the Old Jail Museum Jan. 20-26; at Gonzales High School Jan. 27Feb. 12; and at the Victoria College-Gonzales campus Feb. 13-21. “Africa in the Americas” traces the experience of Africans in Latin America from the establishment of slavery to the dawning of emancipation with the Haitian Revolution. The route from Africa to the Americas and the transformation from slave to citizen are depicted through paintings, watercolor sketches, details from panoramic panel or mural paintings, engravings, archival documents, color photographs of his-

Los Negros de Esmeraldas, by Andrés Sánchez Gallque, 1599. Museum of América, Madrid. toric places and maps and Humanities Texas devel- and documentary films. graphs of the origins and ops and supports diverse For more information, destinations of slaves. programs across the state, please visit Humanities Interpretive labels are including lectures, oral his- Texas online at http://www. printed in both English and tory projects, teacher insti- or call Spanish. tutes, traveling exhibitions 512.440.1991.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gonzales Police Report
Gonzales Police Department report for the week of Jan. 13: 01/03/2014 Guadalupe Hernandez Jr 30 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With No Drivers License At 100 Blk King St. 01/03/2014 Reported Burglary Building At 600 Blk St. Paul St. 01/03/2014 Reported Burglary Building At 600 Blk St. Paul St. 01/06/2014 Reported Burglary Habitation At 2300 Blk Cr 197. 01/07/2014 Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/07/2014 Reported Burglary Building At 400 Blk St. Francis St. 01/07/2014 James Norris Howell 59 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 400 Blk Village Dr. 01/07/2014 Brenda Joyce Girouard 56 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 600 Blk Fair St. 01/09/2014 Reported Theft At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/09/2014 Reported Burglary Building At 1700 Blk Seydler St. 01/09/2014 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 2400 Blk Church St. 01/10/2014 Fabian Carmona Garcia 22 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Duties Upon Striking A Fixed Object At 2900 Blk Harwood Rd. 01/10/2014 James Matthew Garner 27 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/11/2014 Brennen Kyle Hernandez 20 Of Smithville Tx Arrested And Charged With Driving While Intoxicated At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/11/2014 Steven Ray Benavides 23 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia And An Outstanding Warrant, And Brittanie Danielle Bailey 23 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Invalid At 1800 Blk St. Paul St. 01/11/2014 Reported Criminal Mischief At 900 Blk Ainsworth St. 01/11/2014 Reported Theft At 200 Blk South St. 01/11/2014 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1500 Blk Ewing St. 01/11/2014 Samuel Perez 41 Of Falfurras Tx Arrested And Charged With Criminal Trespass At 2600 Blk Winding Way St.

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office recognized Hal Hollingsworth for devoting his time in assisting with the Drug Counseling Program, which is offered to Caldwell County Inmates as an intervention to aide the inmate in hopes of making better choices and living drug free. Pictured with Hollingsworth is Sgt. Anthony Hardee (center) and Captain Keith Jeffrey. Hollingsworth contributed more than 180 hours to the program in 2013, which has shown to be an effective intervention to our inmates. Hollingsworth is also an Alcoholic Anonymous Counselor. (Courtesy Photo)

Gonzales Co. Court FTA
Gonzales County Failure to Appear cases from the January 9, 2014 Docket: Valorie Cantu, Theft Harley James Carter, Theft Eusebio DeLeon, Jr., Assault Family Violence Shawnike Eaton Fields, Theft of Service Juan Govea, Theft Eddy Ray Gutierrez, DWI Jerome Bryan Keith Hastings, Criminal Mischief Srqual Hernandez, Jr., Theft By Check Jasmine Johnson, Criminal Mischief John Michael Miller, Jr., Theft Haley E. Posey, Theft Eleazar Hernandez Puentes, Assault Federico Torrez, Assault Family Violence The next County Court date is February 13, 2014. If these defendants appear for Court on that date, a warrant will NOT be issued for their arrest.

Grand Jury Indictments
The Gonzales County Grand Jury met Jan. 7, 2014 and released the following indictments: List “A,” Judge W.C. Kirkendall Wallack, Cody — Theft of a firearm; debit or credit card abuse Deleon, Conception — Cruelty to non-livestock animals Hunt, Stacy — Possession of a controlled substance PG less than 1 gram in a drug free zone Fischi, Jennifer — Possession of a controlled substance PG less than 1 gram Gomez, Ann — Theft of $1500 or more but less than $20,000 DelaGarza, Joseph — Injury to a Child Pitts, David — Evading arrest or detention with a vehicle; evading arrest with a vehicle previous conviction Smith, Kenneth _ Harassment of a public servant List “B,” Judge William D. Old III Garcia, Joe — Aggravated assault; assault family violence impeding breath Contreras, Angel — Possession with intent to deliver PG 1>=1G<4G Jenkins, Eric — Assault family violence impeding breath; stalking Arriaga, Joe — Evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle Alvarez, George — Possession with intent to deliver PG 1>=1G<4G Garza, John — Possession with intent to deliver PG 1>=1G<4G Flores, Dominic — Evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle Iglehart, Cedric — Tampering with physical evidence; criminal mischief $1500 or more but less than $20,000 Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law Swears in new officers in Salt Council for the year 2014. Pictured from right to left are President Mary Alice Llanas, Vive President Annie Brown, Secretary Catherine Beasley, and Treasurer Betty Meneley. Sheriff Law thanks the out going officers, President Katie King, Vice President Jean Williams, and Secretary Meatra Harrison, and Treasurer Betty Meneley (which will continue to serve for the year 2014), for all their work and achievements for the year 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

Yoakum Police Report
Yoakum Police Department report for Jan. 6-12: 01/07/14 Case #14-008, Public Intoxication (2), 104 Poth; Complainant, State of Texas; Disposition, Court Citation. 01/11/14 Case #14-010, Martinez, Gilbert, 34, Waelder; Offense, D.W.L.I.; Disposition, Trans/ LCSO.

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The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, January 11, 2014 had on hand: 980 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold $2.00 to $3.00 higher. Packer cows sold $1 to $2 higher Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $245-$265; 300-400 lbs, $225-$250; 400-500 lbs, $195-$215; 500600 lbs, $170-$190; 600-700 lbs., $159-$165; 700-800 lbs, $151-$156. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs, $100-$125. Stocker-feeder heifers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs, $195-$210; 300-400 lbs, $185-$195; 400500 lbs, $168-$180; 500-600 lbs., $158-$164; 600-700 lbs., $147-$153. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $81$86; Cutters, $81-$97; Canners, $65-$71; Low yielding fat cows, $74-$85. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $95$110; light weights and medium quality bulls, $87-$94. Stocker Cows: $950$1,500. Pairs: $1,050-$1,700. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at!

Gonzales Livestock Market Report

Area Livestock Reports
$2 higher on approx. 100 hd. total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $79$95; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $68-$79; light weight canner cows, $53-$68. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $101-$108; utility & cutter bulls, $93-$101; lightweight canner bulls, $85-$93. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; None; 200300 lbs, $215-$245; 300-400 lbs, $210-$255; 400-500 lbs, $186-$250; 500-600 lbs, $167$205; 600-700 lbs, $154-$180; 700-800 lbs, $145-$167.50. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-300 lbs, $190$230; 300-400 lbs, $185-$214; 400-500 lbs, $161-$196; 500600 lbs, $148-$176; 600-700 lbs, $145-$162; 700-800 lbs, $127-$148. If we can help with marketing your livestock, please call 361-798-4336. were bred to Herford and Brahman bulls. Had 106 cows and 10 bulls. The packer market opened up the year stronger for third sale in a roll. Market was up another $4-8/cwt due to small supply and no sales for 2 weeks. Demand is good. The calf market was stronger as much as $8-15/cwt on some classes and as much as $20/cwt on certain classes of lighter calves. Market has started the year with a big upswing in demand for stocker as well as feeder calves. No negatives in this market so a wonderful start to 2014. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $92-$109; lower grades, $70$95. Packer cows: breakers, $65$80; boning, $65-$85; canners & cutters, $82-$97; light & weak, $38-$53. Palpated, 18 bred cows, $115-$134. Pairs: 3 Pairs, $1,000$1,080. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-250 lbs, $200$223; 250-300 lbs, $225-$272; 300-350 lbs, $218-$250; 350400 lbs, $228.50-$250; 400450 lbs, $211-$240; 450-500 lbs, $203-$221; 500-550 lbs, $193-$208; 550-600 lbs, $166$190; 600-700 lbs, $152-$164; 700-800 lbs, $148-$152.

Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $262-$300; 250-300 lbs, $227$280; 300-350 lbs, $199-$252; 350-400 lbs, $229-$261; 400450 lbs, $189-$234; 450-500 lbs, $185-$224; 500-550 lbs, $184-$208; 550-600 lbs, $158$182; 600-700 lbs, $159-$165. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $139$149. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., $270-$272.50; 200-250 lbs, $200-$280; 250-300 lbs, $196-$232; 300-350 lbs, $181$230; 350-400 lbs, $188-$218; 400-450 lbs, $173-$200; 450500 lbs, $173-$234; 500-550 lbs, $165-$176; 550-600 lbs, $156-$170; 600-700 lbs., $143-$161; over 700 lbs, $137-$138.



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Cuero Livestock Market Report on January 10, 2014, had 1,055 head. January 17,2014, there will be 85 white Brahman cows with 30 calves on side with balanced to be palpated. All

Cuero Livestock Market Report

The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on January 7, 2014, 707, week ago, No Sale; year ago, 1,136. Tough weather limited receipts but it sure didn’t hurt the market. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold mostly $8 to $25 higher with some lighter weights. As much as $20 higher. Demand extremely good in all areas. Packer cows and bulls sold

Hallettsville Livestock Commission Report

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Given up for dead at Okinawa, Marine recovers to teach others
(First of Two Parts) Buster Fuqua was born in Stamford, TX., the son of a rancher/restaurateur, and he is almost 89. He trained as a Marine in San Diego after enlisting in 1943. By December he had embarked to New Caledonia, Guam, Guadalcanal and then Okinawa…training for a second push there. New Caledonia meant malaria, but no injuries… the conflict with “We know where you are going” interspersed with nostalgic American songs meant to weaken their resolve. Buster anticipated desperate smash-mouth fighting against drunked up Banzai attacks and he got them on each assault. His grandmother taught him the Bible very early and he had walked the aisle by age nine…then began a love relationship with the Lord who revealed Himself to Buster from then forward. During three successive Okinawan nights, Buster says he saw visions occurred in dazzling light. Each displayed an inverted rifle/bayonet stuck in the dirt with helmet and dog tags. On night one, he could not discern the dog tag… the next night he could read his serial # and blood type. Finally, he was told his life would be spared but not without suffering because of his inconsistent walk with the Lord. Later the severe suffering would tempt him to recant his love relationship. Yes, Buster was a rowdy Marine with a swagger… and his whole unit was headed for another bloody assault (Okinawa) on April first, Easter Sunday, 1945. Orders were to eliminate the enemy, and Buster’s mates placed only weapons in their packs…so they would wear the same uniform for weeks. Fortunately the enemy was tricked into evacuating Buster’s landing beach and they walked ashore unhurt…capturing an airport one week ahead of schedule. However the entire campaign eventually took 41 days, well behind their plan. Before securing all of Okinawa, Buster would witness formations of suicide planes (Kamikaze) swarming onto the navy task force. They sank 17 US ships on the picket line, with more shipboard sailors perishing than the Marines assaulting the beachhead. Buster’s unit survived many enemy Banzai (suicide) counter attacks, and once an enemy soldier crawled to his position, bowing and scraping in submission with a black robe covering his shoulders and explosive devices. Buster cheated death when he was tackled and killed. Late in the day another enemy assault dented their front line temporarily…it was May 11, 1945. Buster recalls he was squatting down when a mortar exploded almost point blank, sending eleven hot pieces of shrapnel into his body, searing his flesh. His weapons deflected the blast some, but his right thumb was nearly gone, and right arm broken along with all ribs on that side and part of a leg was missing. Then he took a bullet in the upper left chest, flattening him. A corpsman reached him and the last words he heard were…”You are a fountain of blood.” Thus began a miraculous 14-month recovery…physically and spiritually. First he said his human spirit rose some eight feet above his body and he was looking down to see his buddies dying. His spirit then traveled to the very gates of heaven located under a huge standing arch. Buster saw diversified lights and colors accompanied by beautiful music, but could not gain entry. Then he says he heard: “It’s not your time.” Back on the battlefield, Buster regained consciousness to see two big G.I.’s (possibly conscientious

“It’s not your time yet”


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Senior Warrior Salute Lew McCreary
Lew McCreary is a resident of the Conroe area who also owns land in Lavaca and Gonzales counties. He is compiling the stories of our honored veterans from throughout the region, especially those of the World War II era. If you’d like to see the story of your honored veteran featured, contact him at

Buster Fuqua
objectors, due to their uniforms). “We’re taking you,” they said, as he blacked out. By sun up he was headed for a field hospital, arriving later that day. A doctor and some aides looked him over, and was told “Sorry son, we cannot help you,” but by late afternoon he was still alive, so they decided to try. They began to pull out the remainder of shrapnel. Buster returned to unconsciousness and was on I.V.’s two weeks. Eventually he lost more that a third of his weight of 180. He was evacuated to Guam, then Seattle where he stayed four months. Because of no appetite he was given alcoholic beverages…that helped stimulate hunger after a fashion. In and out of consciousness…he awakened early in August when Japan surrendered.

yet following assaults became progressively bloodier. They knew the enemy would fight to the death except for a few who surrendered pleading for food. Tokyo Rose welcomed the Marines specifically to

A lot to catch up on after the holidays; fun and fellowship
My sympathy to everyone who is now walking around in a fog composed of cedar dust; with this mess up to over 31,000. That David Sears from KSAT 12 has lost his mind. I wonder how much they paid him to go hit those cedar trees with that stick and have all that cedar dust land directly on him. The only consoling factor is “that this too shall pass”. On the SECOND TUESDAY of each month for food, fun, and fellowship at the Fellowship Hall at the Monthalia United Church starting at 6:30 bring either a meat, covered dish, or dessert to eat. Games start at 7:00 of chicken foot, Mexican Train, 42, 88 or Moon and play until 9:15pm. Come any time between 5:30pm and 6:30 pm for practice. The Belmont Community Center Club will meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at the center for

Sandi’s Country Fried News

Sandi Gandre
their regular club meeting at 2PM which falls on January 28th. If you were unable to attend the Live Nativity Scene, the Belmont United Methodist Church Newsletter for January and February 2014 really has some good pictures of the participants. Connie Bond puts the newsletter together for Belmont and does a fabulous job. If you want the newsletter mailed to you or sent by email, give her a call at 830-424=3568. It also tells you all of the past and future of the BUMC happenings. PRAYER TIME: Judy Wilson, Rhonda Pruett, Keith Glass, Linda Denker,

Case Martin, Landis Kern, Joe Kotwig, L. A. Lindemann Jr., Glenn Mikesh, Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza, Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre, Bill Lott, Rosie, Danny & Joyce Schellenberg, “Sarge” Dunkin, Aunt Frances Gandre, Bubba and Sarah Roecker, Lillie Lay, Joy and Kit Carson, Sandi Gandre, Aunt Betty Gandre, Rita, Teresa Wilke, Marguerite Williams, Marie Schauer, Diana x2, Maria Castillo, Pat’s Bill, Bob Young, Bill Bassett, George Arnold, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Shirley Dozier, Marilyn Qualls, Dorothy Svoboda, Mary Perryman, Bob Brown, Margie Menking, Phyllis Oncken, The family of Betty Lou Floyd Cuvelier; The family of Don Setliff, Our military and their families all over the world Well to continue the saga of the Christmas duck and Sandra Zoboroski, it goes

like this. Her daughter was driving down a street in Austin and this duck was walking down the middle of the street. There were no other ducks around in the vicinity and she asked some of the people on that street if the duck belonged to them. Not anyone knew about the duck so she took it home. The duck fits right in with the cat and dog. The duck loves being in the house and is a very sweet house pet. I am sorry to report that after an arduous fight against cancer Lanny Baker passed away several days ago. He won many people’s hearts during his during long fight and was in triumph many times. He will certainly be missed by his family, extended relatives, and friends. And Russell Jones left us so quick and so early when his body at only age 53, could not hold out any more against pneumonia.

He loved life and he loved his family. He lived in DeLeon, or Stephenville, TX all of his life but had people who loved him around in this area. You can read his obit under the Nowlin Anders Funeral Home in DeLeon. We enjoyed a late afternoon of food and laughter with Paw Paw Allen, Kathleen, and Sean Allen. Kathleen made some delicious chicken spaghetti and we had some great Parmesan cheese and garlic bread. We enjoyed chocolates Paul Allen Jr. made and carrot cake from the Blacks. Sean stuffed himself so he would be full for the next week. He is going off to Blinn College and we wish him luck. I got an email from Kathy May Norris who is residing in PA in a house that is over one hundred years old. Kathy and I have been friends since Jr. High and her relatives still live over in

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Bebe. As you know, things have been on the cold side up there. She allows it has been a little bit colder this year. It has been below zero this year more than normal years and it has been below twenty more days in a row this year than normal. She says that when she really gets cold and her arthritis bothers her is on the days when it stays below twenty for a long time. She says that older houses like that one is built to withstand the real cold weather. I don’t know what she means by that, but I am glad it is true. Don, is one of the Hosts out at Palmetto Park. He travels down here to be in the warmer weather during the winter. He has an exchange program with the parks for work and parking RV facilities. He lived Mukwonago, WI. Then he travels back to another park farther north when he leaves Palmetto Park. Aunt Georgie Gandre I heard that you have summoned us to for a few minutes of hugs and joyful talking. I am sorry that we have not answered your summons before now. I think that we had better get on the ball when such a young beautiful lady requests our presence. I will have to knock Mr. Will off his “duff ” and transport him to your place of residence. He is a very contrary man at times and wanders around in circles of the wrong direction but once I get him pointed in the right direction he usually does pretty good. I hope that we will be able to see you soon Samson says he is not coming out of his burrowed nest because it is too cold. Now that big kitty with all of his hair can take a lot of cold but he is a lot of spoiled too. Nevertheless, keep your pets warm outside and be sure that they have food and water. Have a good week and God Bless.

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Sad: Big business mobilizing to torpedo the Tea Party
It is sad that some business people, who by logic should be natural the allies of grassroots conservatives, are actually antagonistic and countering their efforts to clean up American politics at the national, state, and local levels. We have seen the U.S. Chamber announce its national efforts to fight the Tea Party, and now we are seeing the state business leaders doing likewise. The reason for this is obvious...big businesses feed at the trough of public works which tax payers for, and they don’t want to loose their meal ticket. For example, in San Antonio, the SA Chamber and top business leaders have supported the biggest and most liberal projects Mayor Julian Castro and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff can find. They have supported Pre-K, downtown redevelopment and the sale of Hemisfair park land without voter

In Our View
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

El Conservador
George Rodriguez

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.

approval, the City’s Homosexual non-discrimination ordinance, and of course the street cars. Big businesses contribute to the election of public officials who in turn, provide them government contracts and business opportunities.

A new group, the Texas Future Business Alliance, has been organized to support Republican candidates who during last year’s legislative session backed increasing state spending for water infrastructure development, highway construction and public education. This Alliance is made up of 10 business organizations, including the chemical industry, bankers, builders and contractors. Their organizing comes in response to grass roots conservative groups that have backed tea party primary candidates and who oppose government growth and spending. What’s happening in Texas mirrors what’s happening on the national level. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently pledged $50 million to back pro-business Republicans in U.S. Senate primaries in an effort to keep them safe from conservative

Tea-Party backed candidates. As we move into this 2014 election, all citizens should understand that this is a battle for the future of local, state, and national government. Too many conservatives stayed home in 2012 and nightmare has deepened. Are we a nation where citizens rule, or one where the elite who run big government and big business support each other on the backs of the people? The Corpus Christi Caller’s editor recently wrote a very revealing editorial after citizens beat an expensive development project in Corpus. The editor wrote that “the people had may have spoken, but it was the wrong people who spoke.” Such is the fear and disdain for the “will of the people”. Remember, the defense of liberty and freedom begins in our backyards.

Talking the EPA and water with candidate Eric Opiela
This is an edited transcript of an interview with candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Eric Opiela, heard on “The News from the Camphouse”, on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Eric Opiela has previously served as the GOP state chairman during an interim period that the position needed to be filled. He is also an Austin water attorney and has addressed town hall meetings, as well as radio audiences concerning various water issues. Now, Opiela is running for Texas Ag Commissioner, and today, we will discuss the EPA and the Endangered Species Act. Eric, most recently we did an interview with the attorney for the Aransas Project, Jim Blackburn. This is the group that filed federal suit concerning the Whooping Cranes in San Antonio Bay. They said that because the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) mismanaged the Guadalupe River, there wasn’t enough fresh water reaching the Gulf of Mexico, and 23 endangered Whooping Cranes perished. Of course, after interviewing attorney Black burn, one of my listeners commented saying, “Whooping Cranes have wings. If their feed source diminished in one place, why didn’t they fly somewhere else?” Blackburn’s argument is that current state law doesn’t do enough to insure that enough freshwater gets to the bays and estuaries. He felt the only recourse is to bring in the federal government. However, we already know that the federal suit uses state studies to make decisions. And the in-stream studies along our rivers, that is also part of the freshwater inflow study for bay and estuaries will not be complete statewide until 2016. Opiela: Blackburn is a well-respected environmental law attorney. Then some of the folks involved with the Aransas Project are good Republicans in Aransas County, Goliad County, and other counties. But, I disagree whole heartedly to welcoming the federal government to taking over the river systems in our state. There is a process in SB3 that studies how much freshwater is needed to sustain a sound ecological environment in the rivers and estuaries, how that

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Obama vs. the Little Sisters
It takes some doing to get embroiled in a court fight with nuns who provide hospice care for the indigent. Amazingly, the Obama administration has managed it. Its legal battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor is the logical consequence of Obamacare’s conscience-trampling contraception mandate. The requirement went into effect Jan. 1, but Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a New Year’s Eve injunction against enforcing it on the Little Sisters. They are Catholic nuns who follow the doctrinal teachings of the church and therefore oppose contraceptive and abortive drugs and sterilization, all of which Obamacare mandates that employers cover in their insurance plans. Given the ongoing delays, waivers and exemptions associated with the law, it would seem natural simply to let the Little Sisters go about their business of pouring out their hearts for the sick and dying. But this is a fight the administration won’t walk away from. For it, it is a matter of

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principle. And the principle is that the state trumps the convictions of people with deepheld religious beliefs. When the contraception mandate first caused an uproar, the administration contrived a so-called accommodation for religiously oriented groups (actual churches have always been exempt). But whoever crafted it had a sick sense of humor. The very same document by which a group registers its moral objection to contraceptives and abortifacients also authorizes the insurer to cover them for the group’s employees. What the accommodation gives with one hand, it takes away with the other. The Little Sisters refuse to sign such a document. They happen to be in an unusual situation because they get their insurance from another religiously affiliated organization opposed to contraceptives and abortifacients, so it may be that these drugs don’t get covered no matter what. But the Little Sisters can’t be sure of this -- the regulations are complicated and subject to change. Regardless, they don’t want to sign. They want no part in authorizing coverage of contraceptive or abortive drugs. Enthusiasts for the mandate scoff. What the nuns are objecting to, they insist, is just a piece of paper. Just a piece of paper? So is a mortgage. So is a wedding certificate. So is a will. The Little Sisters deserve deference. Their religious sensibility is different than that of the mandarins of President Barack Obama’s administrative state. In a dispute over what their conscience tells them to do or not to do, the Little Sisters are better positioned to know than anyone else. Besides, who is harmed if the Little Sisters don’t provide contraception coverage? They are a voluntary organization. They aren’t imposing their views on anyone. Who, for that matter, is harmed if a secular organization run by people with moral objections to contraceptives and abortifacients refuses to cover them? Employees are still free to go out on their own and get contraceptives, which are widely available. If this sounds like an outlandish imposition, it is what people managed to do throughout American history all the way up to last week. Instead of respecting the moral views of the Little Sisters, the administration hopes to grind them under foot by force of law. For shame. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2014 by King Features Synd., Inc.

water can be protected, and find the appropriate balance between human needs and the ecology. In some respect, they’re right about the TCEQ. The TCEQ in some instances has over regulated. An example is in the Hill Country where they’re trying to declare dry creek beds as navigable streams. On the other hand, the TCEQ has ignored some of the farmers and ranchers in managing the oversight of the river systems. So does the Aransas Project have an appropriate complaint? Sure, but the solution to bring in the federal government is wrong. I don’t believe Washington can manage our business better than Texas. The SB3 process needs to work its way out. We know we’re in a drought. We need to manage our water better. The largest industry in Texas is energy. The second largest is agriculture. Both industries need water. So water is my main focus when running for Texas Ag Commissioner. We’ve had rains in October but very little was caught in the Colorado River’s Highland Lakes. Nevertheless, there was water coming down the river below Austin and it may have been a good time to catch water for rice farmers – that’s a good reason to build offchannel reservoirs. That would make more water for agriculture, as well as, the environment. There are ways to provide water without including the federal government. Maybe attorney Blackburn is correct in the idea that the TCEQ hasn’t given enough oversight to the river authorities. And maybe the legislature hasn’t done an adequate job of the same oversight. Brune: Would oversight be better served if the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and the GBRA went under Sunset Review by the Legislative Sunset Review Committee? Opiela: We have a patchwork quilt system for managing water across the state. We have 100 different

sets of rules and regulations concerning groundwater. We’re managing water along political lines instead of aquifer systems – and that makes no sense. It’s unfair to landowners. The various agencies often shift blame to each other to divert doing anything. So, the legislature must take a fundamental look at water law. I’ve talked about this for ten years and defended landowners against the Endangered Species Act and “takings cases”. We need to be focused on water. Nobody has taken this up as a banner issue in the upcoming election cycle. Why? It’s a major issue and needs everyone’s attention. Our Department of Agriculture is here to protect rural Texas. It is here to protect agriculture and we must address the water issue as a chief issue and challenge across the next four years. We must make sure the legislature looks at the fundamental water laws of the state and protects private property rights. The role of government is to protect our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness and then get out of the way. Let the people live and add to the prosperity of Texas. But because of this patchwork quilt of water laws and agencies, we’re not really able to let that happen. Brune: But go back to what happens right now? Attorney Blackburn and the Aransas Project are about Whooping Cranes dying several years ago. They’re saying that SB3 will not appropriate enough freshwater to the coast. They’re saying that too much water will be allocated elsewhere before the freshwater may get to the bays and estuaries. Their stance is that their only recourse was to file federal suit using the Endangered Species Act. What is the proper recourse? Opiela: I believe legislative oversight is the key. Our state reps are accountable to voters. Federal judges are not accountable to voters. The rules made at the EPA or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are not made by people that are directly accountable to voters. The LCRA board is appointed by the Governor; they are not accountable to voters. We have other river and aquifer authorities that have elected representatives, as well as, folks elected to the Groundwater Conservation Districts.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In Your View
Well the new year here started off with a bang. As I mentioned in my last installment of “Dispatches From Downrange”, the first couple of days were marked with several acts of aggression against us as well as the Iraqis we are working with. An all out Shia-Sunni civil war seems ever more possible each day. Why they are killing each other is something I just can’t wrap my head around. The culture is so different from what I would even consider sane. Besides the Shia-Sunni conflict, add a good dose of Al Qaeda under the name of “The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant,” known as the ISIL, and the powder keg that is Iraq is lit. Considered terrorist by the sitting Shia dominated Iraqi government, this is the same group, at the time of this writing, holding parts of Fallujah and Ramadi. Fallujah is the city that saw the most fierce fighting between the US forces and the insurgents during the war as well as the same place where the four Blackwater contractors were shot, burned and then hung from a bridge spanning the Euphrates river. Beside the conflict over which branch of the Muslims in Iraq are being slighted, there is religious warfare here too. In the U.S., a dispute of religious grounds may spark a protest or maybe a heated debate but here it is the spark that causes wholesale slaughter. Yes, I fully realize I look at the situation from an American standpoint, one that as far as I am concerned, is the correct one. Many would say that means I can’t appreciate what the people in “those” other countries are dealing with. I don’t agree. I’ve been in many of “those “countries in the past few years and something strikes me as very common. Something that is as far from politically correct as can be, but then again I’ve never really worried about that too much. Look at the list of Muslim dominated countries I’ve included here. These are taken from a world census a couple years back. Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives ,Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, The Gambia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, and Yemen.

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This nation is collapsing, folks
Dear Editor, Ken Mosher II’s last letter to the editor of the other paper in town, must have been written with a tongue in cheek. Laughing all the time. There is absolutely no way someone could write a letter like that and be serious about it. Blobama has been an absolute, unmitigated disaster for the country and the American people, unless of course you want the destruction of the country. This clown and those he has surrounded himself with are the worst enemies this country has ever elected to office. Those who support him are no better, as they know exactly what he is doing and just don’t care. By the way, this also includes the Whole Democratic Party, The Republican Party, The so called Independents in Congress(They always vote the Democratic Party Line), The Supreme Court (John Roberts and the 4 other Communists/Marxists who voted for Obama Care). Our whole Judicial System is infested and infected with enemies who constantly tell us we have been doing it wrong for over 225-plus years. I could go on, but you get the idea. It is time to stand up and take this country back. I think we need to have a One Million Man Armed Gun Owner March in Washington D.C. and all 57 state capitals (I know there are 50 states, but your President doesn’t). It won’t be easy. The Military and the police would show up in full force. We have to let these elected idiots know we are not going to take anymore. Quit believing the nonsense you see on the major news networks. This also includes MSNBC, CNN. Even Fox News has started its slide to the left. The Communists now run our News networks and have taken over the Legislative, Executive, and the Judicial branches of our Government without



firing a shot. They have fed us small doses of socialism/ Marxism/Communism over time and had our freedoms slowly taken away and we are so stupid as a society that we cant even recognize it. It is sad and pathetic. The politicians have enriched themselves at the expense of the people and it is time to stop it. They are more concerned about getting re elected than doing what is right for the country. This once great country is collapsing folks. Our greatest traditions are soon to be going the way of the dinosaur. Our Religious foundations and freedoms are crumbling. Mr. Mosher, II and his ilk are at the forefront of this assault. I will not Back Down. I spent 22 1/2 years in the United States Air Force. I am now 56 years old and I have one Good fight left in me. I hope the fight is to save this Republic! Mike Ivey Gonzales

Why nit-pick over petty differences?
Why is there so much debate among Christians over differences of opinion on things that don’t affect a person’s salvation? James 4:1 touches on this point. “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.’ Bottom line? Most people are self motivated and tunnel-visioned; not considering that we think differently because every person is an original. From the day our life began in the womb every good and bad event that happened to us impacted us in unique ways. We’ve been programmed by our circumstances to think the way we do. Our perceptions of the world and the people in it were formed by the way people treated us, how we were raised, and the type of environment we grew up in. And everything that goes into our minds is filtered through our personal perspectives. Until our worldly perspectives are replaced by a biblical perspective on everything, we will continue to be selfserving, prideful people who are more interested in proving we are right than seeking truth. When it comes to my beliefs I don’t see the purpose of debating over non-essential issues with anyone. If

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we agree that Christ is the only means to salvation and that we must submit to God’s principle of love, then we have nothing to argue about. I know what and why I believe. That doesn’t mean I have all the bible figured out. No one does. We are all fallible, but most of us are too proud to consider we don’t have a good understanding of scripture, or much of anything else for that matter. So, the debates over shades of gray go on an on. Sometimes Christians forget that we were all spiritually clueless at one time. We all begin as spiritual embryo’s who are born into the Christian life completely helpless; needing to be nurtured with patience and love. Christian growth and development is similar to human growth and development. It is not automatic and there are times that we seem to be going backward. The bible speaks of these stages. The first one mentioned is in 1Cor 3:1. Strong’s defines the Greek word ‘Nepios’ as “not speaking,” infant, simple-minded, immature. This tells us that new believers are carnally minded, ignorant and unskilled in the Word and therefore wavering in our beliefs by every wind of doctrine. John 21:5 refers to the next stage as ‘Paidion’, meaning immature child. At this state we are deficient in

spiritual understanding, but learn to pray and listen to God. Then we become God’s ‘little darlings’ in stage three, which is called ‘Teknon’. John 13:33 describes this stage as a time we get to know God and humble ourselves to actively seek His will in our lives. Matthew 19:20 tells us that we are keepers of the law but still lack the spirit of love in stage four, ‘Neaniskos’. Romans 8:14 says that people reach stage five, called ‘Huios’, when they have a mature relationship with God and are led by the Spirit of God. Finally, 1 John 2:13-14 describes us as ‘Pater’ (Father) and ‘Meter’ (Mother) when we develop an intimate knowledge of God and know His ways. This is the mentoring stage where we take charge, inspire, and help people grow in Christ by encouraging them to use the tools for their spiritual growth; which are daily bible reading, meditation on the Scriptures, quiet time of prayer and listening, and fellowship with other believers. Our concern and primary duty as Christians is letting others know the means to salvation. People who are lost and are searching for truth will ask questions and listen to the message God wants them to hear. But, we must also keep in mind that no one can be forced to believe anything that is contrary to their convictions. The bible tells us people who are not spiritual will not understand spiritual truths, and will think we are fools to believe as we do. Those who are lost and seeking only to please themselves will run the other

way when the name of Jesus is mentioned. Our duty to God is not to run after them and shove the message down their throats, trying to convince them of what we know to be true. Our duty is to to simply set the table and let God do the rest. He is the One who invites us to partake of the food of life. Those who are hungry and desiring to eat at His table will answer the call. Those who continually refuse His invitation may end up starving to death. Before nit-picking over non-essential issues with other believers let’s stop to consider that we each reach a different level of scriptural understanding at different points. Revelation comes to us in increments. The more we study scripture, the more we are able to understand. Revelation is the light that shines on the dark path we are trying to walk; it illuminates the darkness within us, enabling us to see our true selves. Some people are still in the dark, groping about and in peril for their lives. Others have a glimmer that illuminates the way. For those who have traded up from flashlight to floodlight...keep in mind that your light should help to guide others...not blind them. Even Jesus, the Light of the World, shared the truth with others who were searching for answers and in a way they would understand. God keep you safe till next time... love, eloise Friend me @ loveeloise. com

Do you see a common thread here? I can only pick out one on the list that is not in turmoil. Only one that is really doing well and that is one of the most westernized on the list, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Of the countries on this list, the United States has people in most of them trying to help them refrain from killing themselves. In most, we are seen as an enemy, as the great paymaster that everyone they don’t agree with, answers to. We are the enemy of their beliefs as far as they are concerned, beliefs that have them slaughtering each other through their culture of non-tolerance, repression and hatred. Those beliefs have been mutated from the mainstream by decades, maybe centuries, of uneducated leaders and religious teachers that one, can’t read their own text they are teaching and two, add their own radical slant to the teachings. The radical Islamic follower is so far away from the original Islamic belief that it is hard to even recognize. Most of the people here line up behind their tribal leaders. Yes, even the government works, or attempts to, through the tribal process. It is very much the same as it was ages ago where one tribe fought another or the leadership had made some deal for convenience with each other and their people followed blindly behind them. When I was in Afghanistan I saw most people living in squalor. Many were the goat herders and farmers. This was their way of life and they wanted nothing to do with progress or lifting themselves out of the dark ages. In fact they ridiculed and many times murdered their own countrymen that tried to improve their own way of life. In Iraq the situation is much the same. The people for the most part are struggling to just maintain their ramshackle lives living in houses that we would have long ago bulldozed down had they been in the U.S. Some of these countries have unlimited recourses. They sit on the world’s oil reserves and rich mineral deposits. They COULD use those assets to improve their lot but instead they do something else that I have found is common across the board here. They line their own pockets at the expense of everything else. Iraq is rated as having the world’s most corrupt government but that corruption, (here comes another politically incorrect comment) the out and out theft is also a part of this culture. Theft, bribes, deceit, and loyalty that can be bought and sold for pennies is common. Have I become cynical? No, I don’t think so. What I have become is more of a realist and I tend to see things a little more black and white than before. What I also know is I’m not alone in my opinions. I read and listen to all those that say we are the problem and we are the oppressors and “The Great Satan”. Well. I don’t see our country falling into civil, religious, ethnic, fanatic war with itself. I don’t hear much about other mainly westernized countries falling apart either. Sure, we have economic issues and all but, it doesn’t lead to the fanatical warfare in the streets like the countries on the above list seem to favor. The question is why? I think the reason starts with the letter “R”. Let’s see what start with that letter. Right? Royalty? Resources? Nope, Religion. Well enough of this rant and yes, not anything about my dog this time. There is some good news though. The PSD operator that was shot three times two weeks ago returned to duty yesterday. He is little worse for wear but just as committed as ever. When I left the police department to come here I mentioned about how the men and women that do this sort of job are a little different and see a mission, a calling and a cause. The example of our PSD operator is exactly that. He didn’t want to leave his team so he fought to return. It’s honor, it’s character, and it’s rare these days. Enough for now, call to prayer is sounding outside and it is hard to concentrate on the writing. From just a few miles from nowhere, and squarely in the Anbar province, I’m Jon Harris and this is a Dispatch From Downrange-Iraq.

Jon Harris is an Army retiree and former law enforcement officer in Gonzales County now employed as a civilian military dog handler in the Middle East.

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Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District directors on Tuesday approved a new Management Plan for the district, incorporating several minor changes as a result of recent public hearings. The Board of Directors reviewed comments from the public hearings from three water companies which do business in the district suggesting changes to the plan, as well as responses to those suggestions from General Manager Greg Sengelmann and the district’s legal counsel. While directors opted to in-

corporate some of the suggested changes, they opted to exclude one section of the plan and instead take that up as part of revisions of the district’s rules. The excluded portion detailed the district’s authority to consider the number of acres within a public retail utility’s approved wellfield as well as that of municipalities. Board members were told this could lead to “doubledipping” where the retail utilities’ and cities’ acreages overlap. Directors opted to exlude the section in its entirety and instead take the question up as part of district rules revisions. “There’s no need for it in a management plan anyway,” di-

GISD trustees release funds to purchase old H-E-B facility
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rector Barry Miller said. “A management plan needs to be more general in nature.” Miller spoke against a couple of the proposed changes made by the water utilities, saying the district’s definitions in the management plan were more exact than the recommendations. In public comments, directors heard from residents about water quality in the city of Smiley and a complaint from a resident of the northern part of the county suggesting that some of the water utilities aren’t performing proper required notifications of property owners. Smiley’s Donnie Janicek commended the board on plans to

locate one of its computerized water-quality monitoring devices on a Smiley well. Some Smiley residents have reported waterquality issues as a result of oilfield activity, particularly salt-water disposal wells. Cost resident Pat Rosato asked the board to reconsider including Smiley in its mitigation fund. “When the mitigation was first set up, the City of Smiley was arbitrarily excluded,” he said. “I think the board needs to go back and revisit that ... that needs to be done to address the wrong done to the City of Smiley.” Victor Alanis told board members his well in northern Gonzales County ran dry last year and

said he had never been properly informed when water utilities located wells near his property. “I never got no letters from those people,” he said. “They had my son listed as getting a letter, but he said he never go no letter either. I’m the property owner. “How many people did not get these mailouts?” Alanis asked. Alanis said he believes that his well, located in the Queen City aquifer, had been affected by the nearby wells, which are located in the lower Carrizo aquifer. “They say there’s 190 feet of clay between those, but it don’t take no genius to know there’s going to be soft spots where it leaks through,” he said.

Renovation projects are underway in several downtown Gonzales area locations. The old Alcalde Hotel, seen here from the rear of the building, is undergoing renovation and is expected to re-open later this year as a hotel-restaurant. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

During Monday’s regular board meeting, the Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees approved moving funds to purchase the old H-E-B building on St. Joseph St. for $1.25M. Superintendent Kim Strozier said the district has requested to close on the property by Jan. 22 or 23. The funding was authorized by voter approval of a bond issue in November. The district plans to convert the building into an early childhood education center for pre-K and kindergarten programs, enabling the district’s three elementary campuses to house two grades each.

Strozier held a special recognition ceremony honoring each board member with an award for his or her years of service, followed by a “Thank You” video created by the CTE class film crew. During a special board meeting Amanda Reed, Business Manager, presented the School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) Report for the school year 2011-2012. The district received a “Superior Achievement” rating and a score of 70 based on 20 indicators. A score of 52 is required to pass. Additional items discussed during the regular meeting included: • Adopted GISD Financial audit for 2012-13 • Accepted bid on Tax Re-

sale Property Suit 6061 Property R22679 • Accepted bid on Tax Resale Property Suit 6062 Property R24669 • Approved use of Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) process • Adopted the Davis Bacon Act for prevailing wages for 2013 Bond Funds • Approved call for order and notice of election for GISD Board Districts 3, 5 and 6. Elections in May, 2014. • Approved early voting clerk Amanda Reed, and deputies for GISD School Board Elections Districts 3, 5 and 6. • Acceptance of the GISD Education Foundation Grant Funding sum of $26,620

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transforming Gonzales’ old Walmart location into “Gonzales Marketplace,” a multiretailer shopping location. Eichelberger gave the Board an update on progress of the renovations, and said his company is very excited over the interest shown in the property. “Y’all will see a dramatic change over the next three to four weeks,” Eichelberger said. “Factory Outlets will probably be the first (store) to open. We’ve had some interest shown in the out-parcels (parts of the old parking lot and property behind the facility) as well. There may be four or five other stores in addition to what’s out front.” Eichelbger, whose companies makes similar renovations across several states, said the GEDC and Gonzales have shown a commendable commitment to attracting new business. “Y’all got it figured out,” he said. “I was in (another Texas city) this morning and told them about the 380 (development) agreement, they said that’s illegal in Texas. But Texas is the only place that has it.” Directors also took action on a couple of other projects in the downtown Gonzales area. The Board approved an amended performance agreement for the Alcalde Hotel project, directing Economic Development Director Carolyn Gibson-Baros to obtain title insurance on the project at the expense of developers Richard A. Green Jr. and Richard A. Green Sr. The amendments make both men signa-

tories to the performance agreement and loan agreement. Directors also approved the performance agreement with Come and Take It Properties LLC to transform the old Dilworth Building into a combination bed and breakfast/restaurant. That project had been held up in November after the original restauranteur planned for the site had withdrawn interest, but Baros told directors Monday the developers have indicated they now have firm a commitment from a restaurant. There were no immediate details on what type of restaurant that would be, however. The agreement approves a $450,000 loan over 12 years at 2 1/4 percent interest, with the final $50,000 of the loan being forgiveable if the restaurant is open by Aug. 1 of this year. The Board also got updates on a couple of other projects. Baros reported that Landmark Awning in December paid off its $25,000 loan from GEDC early. She also reported the initial development of the 1835 Village subdivision is underway, with a block of 29 assisted-living apartments currently being decked out. The developer has the option to add up to four more such blocks. Applications for the GEDC’s Small Business Grant program are now available at the GEDC office at City Hall. Deadline for application is Feb. 15, with the board scheduled to consider the applications at ats March meeting.

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sioners completing 2012-13 road studies as part of the grant process. SB 1747 resulted from efforts from counties in the Eagle Ford, led by DeWitt County Judge Darryl Fowler, to get more state funding for road repairs. The Court formally named Naismith Engineering as its engineering firm for road repairs in relation to the grant. Commissioners will review nominatiosn for an advisory board to oversee the district at a future meeting. Another aspect of oilfield development also drew attention during Monday’s regular meeting as Commissioners discussed whether or not to make changes to the county’s driveway permits policy. Precinct 2 Commissioner Donnie Brzozowski said some of the companies constructing exploration and drilling sites are building driveways connecting drilling sites to county roads prior to seeking permits, or without proper site approval by affected commissioners. Precinct 2 Constable Raleigh Measom is the county officer responsible for issuing permits to driveways, and said part of the problem is that county offices aren’t always open when the oil companies are ready to work. “The whole thing happens fast. We’re holding them up,” Measom said. “There are times they get the lease, they’re ready to go on the weekend but if it’s Thursday or Friday there’s no one in the office.”

Brzozowski said his concern is safety. “These people know they’re supposed to get a driveway permit, and sometimes they say well, their home office was supposed to do that,” he said. “They know the rules ... some of them, they try to push on you. “We have a safety issue,” he said. “A lot of times I’ll go out (to inspect the site) and they already have a driveway in place, and it’s in a location that could be bad for traffic.” Measom and Brzozowski, along with other commissioners, agreed to speed up their own communications to ensure permitting follows the correct procedure in the future. In other action, commissioners decided against renting the American Legion Hall for the March primary election. County Clerk Lee Reidel told the Court that she is yet to hear from the county’s Republican and Demcratic Party chairmen on holding a joint primary for Precinct 2, and commissioners balked at the $300 rental price for the election. “If they don’t agree to hold a joint primary, we don’t have enough voting machines and they have to rent their own places,” Reidel said. Commissioners said they preferred an offer to hold the voting at the Gonzales Master Gardeners Center on Fair St., which has ample room and has recently been upgraded to make it fully ADA-compliant. A formal proposal to approve that site is expected at the next weekly meeting.


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Catchings, Brent Mitchell, Clay Baker, Gary Meyer, and Gary Baker. Honorary Pallbearers included: Dan Nelson, Shane Baker and John Baker. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales First United Methodist Church, Ebenezer Cemetery or the charity of one’s choice. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Rodeo. She always looked forward to trail rides and was a member of the Junior Sheriffs Posse. She was an excellent cook and, thanks to her family’s Louisiana roots, made a mean gumbo. She had a large green thumb and was quite the gardener, growing vegetables and tending her flower beds and immaculate yard. Perhaps her most treasured hobby was her love for animals both large and small. She was known for her rescue work with rabbits, cats, dogs and even raising an orphaned fawn. Jean was a person of great faith; she spent lots of time with her bible and at prayer. With her health declining she was hospitalized often but she always took time to visit other patients to pray with them or to talk and listen. She helped neighbors, friends and was even known to cook for EMS to show her gratitude for their service. She leaves behind her beloved daughters Gwen Wood and husband Robert Sease of Houston, Sonja D. Loyd of Houston and Ann Marie Wood and partner Steve Girby of Big Spring; grandson Devin Ray McNew and wife Jodie; great-grandchildren Devin Ray McNew Jr., Dallas Ray McNew and Dailin McNew and lifelong friends Larry and Betty Garner of Luling. She was preceded in death by her father Jim Crow, mother and step-father Mildred and James Brooks. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014 at Emmanuel Fellowship Church with Pastor Lynn Wilson officiating. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul St. Gonzales, TX 830-672-3232. thy and nephew Henry Reese lV. Annie Laura supported a variety of community and political organizations. Her fussy perfectionist ways, her newspaper clippings cut out and sent to special friends and family will be missed. As a member of one of the oldest families of Gonzales County, she was proud of her Texas cattle ranching heritage. Her maternal grandfather, A.E. Scheske, was an early cattleman who drove horses to Lee’s army in Virginia at the age of sixteen. He made seven trips up the Chisholm Trail. His last drive was from Yorktown to Dodge City in 1882. The family sends special thanks to her loving friends and caregivers, Gloria Gonzales and Ronda Sepulveda .Thanks also to Gracie Perez. Also to her grandson, Douglas, who moved to Gonzales to help with the care of his grandparents. They all have been our angels. And a thank you to Dr. Terry Eska for his care. Honorary pallbearers Noel Reese, Bob Scheske, Hensley Hurt, Robert Harliss, Albert Towns, Jody Scheske, Royce Towns, Jr. and Bryan Denman, Jr. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul St. Gonzales, TX 830-672-3232. death by her father; Augustine Perez, one grandson; Steven Gallegos. To join the family in celebrating Lorenza’s life, please log onto

Lester “Lanny” Leonard Baker Jr., 1958-2014 Lester “Lanny” Leonard Baker, Jr., of Yoakum, formerly of Gonzales, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014. Lanny was born August 24, 1958 in Gonzales to Lester Leonard Baker, Sr. and Sylvia Rhodes Baker. Lanny was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gonzales, he had been very active in the Gonzales County Young Farmers Association where he had served as the organization’s President, he was also a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and had been the President of the Ebenezer Cemetery Association. He was a member of the Gonzales High School graduating class of 1976. Lanny was a dynamic participant in his church and community. He had touched the lives of many people in the course of his service to others. He had a way of making everybody family, welcoming many into his life and him into the lives of others. He loved helping children with their stock show projects and he was always there to support and encourage them. He cherished the opportunity to work outdoors, to work with his hands and with heavy equipment; he loved being a farmer/rancher. He was proud to carry on the traditions of working and managing the farm which had been in his family for generations. He maintained a sense of pride and accepted the responsibility of keeping the farm operational and lucrative. Lanny loved riding his horses and just caring for them when riding became problematic. His father was his idol, best friend and role model, the goodness of this relationship drove Lanny to follow his father’s path and surely the beaming light of his father’s approval made the glorious light of heaven shine even brighter. Lanny was a very loving, gentle and generous father, he would do anything for his children. He was tender and loving to his mother as he looked after her needs after his father passed away. When time permitted Lanny loved to hunt and enjoyed camping with his children. There was so much love in Lanny. He fought a gallant battle with cancer, he was courageous and his faith in God and love of family gave him the will to fight and never give up . . . and Lanny never did. Lanny Baker is survived by his daughters, Katye Swiful and her husband Channing of Yoakum, Lanna Baker of Weatherford and his sister, Terry Nelson and her husband Dan of Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of his life was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the Gonzales First United Methodist Church with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. Interment followed in Ebenezer Cemetery. Pallbearers included: Angel Leon, Darrel

Annie Laura Reese Forshagen, 1914-2014 Gonzales native, Annie Laura Reese Forshagen, age 99, died peacefully on January 9, 2014. Visitation was held from 5 - 7 pm Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales, TX. Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12 at the Masonic Cemetery. Memorial services followed at 1:30p.m. at the Gonzales First Presbyterian Church. Annie Laura was born on October 22, 1914, to the late Otelia Scheske Reese and Henry Reese, Jr. The Reese family published the Gonzales Inquirer for over 100 years until it was sold in 1997. A graduate of Gonzales High School, she attended Southwestern University where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She was married to Douglas Forshagen in 1938 and lived in San Antonio until 1941. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 56 years, moving to Gonzales in 1997. Theirs was a life time partnership that lasted 75 years. For several years she worked as a writer for the Gonzales Inquirer. During World War ll, she was a reporter and a feature writer for the Dallas Times Herald, while her husband was in the Air Transport Command in Dallas. In Fort Worth, Annie Laura, served on the Board of Presbyterian Women at the First Presbyterian Church. She was a past president of the alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. She served as an advisor to the Zeta’s Gamma Psi chapter at Texas Christian University. She was also president of chapter CI, PEO and was honored as a 50 year member before leaving Fort Worth. She was president of the Fort Worth Antique Doll Club and was a member of the Jewel Charity Ball, the Dinner Dance Club and the Fort Worth Woman’s Club. In Gonzales she served as moderator for Women of the Church at the Gonzales Presbyterian Church. She was active in Daughters of the American Revolution where she held office. She also served on the board for the Gonzales Museum. She was a member of the Woman’s Study Club. She is survived by her husband, Douglas and a son, Douglas, Jr., and his wife, Mary K. of Houston; a granddaughter, Stacey Forshagen Merchant and husband Brian Merchant, of Dallas and a grandson, Douglas Forshagen lll of Gonzales, and great grandchildren John Douglas Merchant, Collin Charles Merchant and her namesake Reese Caroline Merchant of Dallas. She is also survived by four nieces: Jean Zappe Ollam, Betty Reese Petters, Susan Narjar and her husband, Michael and Claytie Anna Reese. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Henry Reese lll and his wife, Claytie; Edward Reese and wife, Doro-



Rev. James Gary Haynes, 1940-2014 Reverend James Gary Haynes, Sr. born June 22, 1940, went on to be with our Lord on January 13, 2014 in his sleep at the age of 73. James was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend. But above all he was a follower of Christ. James became an ordained Baptist preacher in 1977 and was a great steward of Christ. James is preceded in death by his parents, George Joseph Haynes and Goldie Pauline Welch Haynes; parents-in-law, Willie Maurice Nesby and Annie Mae “Polly” Carraway Nesby; sister, Gloria June Haynes; daughter, Debra Jean Haynes Sowell; and granddaughter, Heather Jeanine Haynes Lee. James is survived by his wife of 53 ½ years Velma Jean “Jackie” Haynes; children: James Gary Haynes, Jr. and Kimberly Haynes, John David Haynes, Joseph Maurice Haynes, and Luke Jason Haynes; siblings: Wanda Joyce Haynes Titchen and Richard Titchen, Connie Joe Haynes Seals and Bobby Seals, George Jerald Haynes and Carolyn Haynes, Jeanelle Pauline Haynes Permenter and Wally Permenter, Carol Jane Haynes Faychak and Al Faychak, and Janice Sue Haynes Kindel; grandchildren: Laura Martin, James Gary Haynes, III, Amy Haynes, Benjamin Haynes, Brooke Haynes, Daniel Haynes Briana Sowell, Caitlyn Haynes, Brady Sowell, Jacob Haynes, Bryce Sowell, Luke Haynes, Joshua Haynes, River Haynes; and great-grandchildren: Lilah Flock and James Gary Haynes, IV. Services will be held at Trickham Union Church in Trickham, TX on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM with interment at Trickham Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 at Henderson Funeral Home in Coleman, TX.


Alice Blair, 1923-2014 Alice Blair was born in Gonzales, Texas, on May 15, 1923. She married Dowell Blair, Sr., and to this union four children ere born. She departed this life on Jan. 2, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone COmpany in Houton, Texas for many years and retired in 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: James, Scott, Hartwell and Frank L. Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters, Denis and Lisa; two sons, Darryl and Dowell Jr.; one sister, Joyce Johnson of Gonzales, Texas; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church. When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears, but be thankful we had so many good years I gave you my love, and you can only guess how much you’ve given me in happiness I thank you for the love that you have shown but now it is time I traveled on alone So grieve for a while, if grieve you must then let your grief be comforted by trust That it is only for a while that we must part, so treasure the memories within your heart I won’t be far away for life goes on and if you need me, call and I will come Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near and if you listenw ith your heart, you’ll hear All my love around you soft and clear and then, when you come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home.” Services entrusted to The Harris Funeral Home, 127 Hwy 90A, Gonzales, Texas. Jean Crow, 75, of Waelder, passed away, Tuesday, January 7, 2014. She was born April 14, 1938 at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, the daughter of Jim and Mildred May Daigle Crow. She was raised in the Galena Park area where her first love centered on being a “Cowgirl”. As a teenager she was an avid barrel racer and enjoyed participating in rodeos especially the Houston Livestock Show and


Lorenza Maria Gallegos, 1951-2014 Lorenza Maria Gallegos, 62, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at the DeTar Navarro Hospital in Victoria, Texas. Graveside Services were under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and were held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. There was a Visitation on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 6 P.M. – 8 P.M. at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel. Lorenza Maria Gallegos was born August 10, 1951 in Santa Cruz, Mexico. She was the daughter of Augustine Perez and Eluteria Ontiveros. She married Tiodoro Gallegos in September of 1974 in Santa Cruz, Mexico. She enjoyed working on word puzzles. Lorenza loved to sew and very much enjoyed cooking. Lorenza is survived by Tiodoro, her loving husband of 39 years, six sons; Sam Gallegos and his wife, Mirna of Gonzales, Victor Gallegos and his wife, Rosario of Gonzales, Eric Gallegos and his wife, Vivian of Gonzales, Theodore Gallegos and his wife, Jessica of Gonzales, Rocky Gallegos and his wife, Nora of Gonzales, Lorenzo Gallegos and his wife, Laticia of Gonzales, two daughters; Maria Noyola and husband, Manuel of Gonzales, Esmeralda Huitron and husband, Bernardo of Gonzales, one sister; Martha Perez of Mexico. She was preceded in


James Porter Edwards, 1926-2014 James Porter Edwards, 87, of Luling, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014. He was born September 30, 1926 in Harwood to James Thomas Edwards and Ruth Edna Willard Edwards. James worked for various ranchers in the Harwood area where he spent his entire life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing his guitar. James played gospel music at the Abraham Church in Harwood for many years. James is survived by his brother, Bobby R. Edwards and his wife Sandra, sister, Joyce Schellenberg and her husband Danny all of Harwood and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and close friends George Abraham and his wife Judy Abraham of Luling. The family would like to thank Janet Coe for her kindness to James for the past few years. Graveside services was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014 in the Harwood Cemetery with Pastor Todd Craven officiating. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Services were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.



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extended family, including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Katie and Franklin were married for 59 years until his death in 2006. She belonged to many organizations: United Methodist Women, Circle Six at her church, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Retired Teachers Association, American Association of University Women, Alpha Delta Pi Alumni, Seguin Study Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma Society, where she was the first president of the local Seguin chapter. Improving educational opportunities and advancing the status of women educators was a lifelong concern. For Katie Hurt, the past was not past, but a living part of her world. Her 35-year membership in Daughters of the Republic of Texas was one of her most personally meaningful memberships. Her ancestors came to Texas in 1832 and were part of Stephen F. Austin’s second colony; her Beard ancestors gave the land for the San Geronimo Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. She faithfully attended the commemoration of Texas Heroes every March at the Alamo. Surviving Katie are her daughters and sonsin-law, Barbara and Allen Seeber of Washington, DC, Amanda and Louis Gross of Seguin, and son and daughter-in-law, Walter Franklin, Jr., and Julie Hurt of Gonzales. Grandchildren are Marcy Gallant, Jason Molin, Amy Miller, Katherine Seeber Dean, Nathan Hurt, Zachary Hurt, Lucas Hurt, and Logan Hurt. Great grandchildren are Matthew Strawn, William Strawn, Robert Stasney, Jr., Casey Dean, Anais Molin, Braeden Hurt, Kendall L. Hurt, Raegan Hurt, and Lexi Lay Hurt. Also surviving are cousin Myrtle D. Grisham of Tomball, Texas; half-sister Stephanie Reid Yates of Sussex, New Jersey; and sisters-in-law Sue Reid of Waldorf, Maryland, Lilly Beth Hurt of Seguin, and brother-in-law Hensley T. Hurt and wife Mary Ella Hurt of Gonzales. Preceding her in death was half-brother Thomas Reid of Waldorf, Maryland. Visitation was held at Tres Hewell Mortuary on Tuesday, January 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Seguin with Reverend Keith Wyatt officiating. Interment followed at San Geronimo Cemetery.

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Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 710 N. Austin St., Seguin 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830549-5912.

Katherine Lay Reid Hurt, 1920-2014 Katherine Lay Reid was born November 15, 1920, in Seguin, Texas, and died January 11, 2014. Her parents were Pearl Lay and Earl Alexander Reid. The family lived in Alexandria, Virginia. Katie Lay, as she was known to all, returned to Seguin with her mother at age two. She attended Mary B. Erskine Elementary. She often spoke of a wonderful childhood with her mother and beloved Granny, Katie Cothran Lay, for whom she was named. Living next door were her aunt and uncle, Myrtle Olivia and Clarence Delany, and her cousins, Clara, Myrtle, and Ethel. Katie joined the First Methodist Church in Seguin (when it was located at the corner of Mountain and River Streets) as a young girl. She graduated from Seguin High School in 1938. While Katie was in high school, her mother, Pearl, married Thomas Hugh Donegan. Katie dearly loved Pop and his great sense of humor. One of Katie’s grandchildren, Katherine A. Donegan Seeber, is named for them. Katie attended the University of San Antonio (now Trinity) and also Southern Methodist University. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southwest Texas State University (now TSU). She majored in English and speech and held teaching certificates in elementary and secondary education. Katie’s first teaching position was at a small country school in Zorn where she did her practice teaching. She taught for 28 years, retiring in 1979. She was married to H.J. Howell in 1941. After a brief stint out of Texas, she returned in 1942 to Seguin where her daughter, Barbara Katherine, was born. In 1947 she married Walter Franklin Hurt and they had daughter Amanda and son Walter Franklin, Jr. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July 1997, surrounded by their large


Christine Kadlecek Phillips, 1909-2013 Christine Kadlecek Philips, 104, born March 27, 1909, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-greatgrandmother was called home December 25, 2013 to spend Christmas with Jesus. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Walker L. Philips, sons Wilbur Lee Philips, William L. Philips and Franklin Delano Philips. She is survived by children, Evelyn Pickering of Springville, TN, Alva Dalton of Dayton, Tx., Jeanette Boutwell of Houston, TX., BJ Philips and wife Lois of Gonzales, Tx, Leslie and wife Kathryn of Houston, Tx, Michael Philips of Corpus Christi, Tx. and Daughter-in-Law Jean Philips of Canyon Lake, Tx; 18 grandchildren, 31 greatgrandchildren, 19 greatgreat-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church for 33 years. A special thanks to hospice, care givers, Nicole Nellums, Linda Divers, granddaughters Debbie Waller and Donna Dalton for their tender loving care. You taught us all, family is love and we will continue that tradition. Visitation was Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 5-9pm and a rosary at 7 p.m. Services were held December 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Interment was held at La Grange City Cemetery at La Grange, Tx.


The Woman’s Study Club met in the home of Rev. Diana Whitley at 4:00 p.m. on January 9, 2014 for their meeting to elect officers for the 2014-2015 year. As members arrived they were served wassail or coffee and invited to view the many Nativity and Magi figures displayed. Diana now has 58 sets in her collection, including one that belonged to her mother when she was a child, over 84 years old. They range from very tiny to large ones and are made from many different materials from different parts of the world. The roll was called by Secretary, Patti Nance. There were 11 members present. The minutes of the November 13 and December 11, 2013 meetings were read and approved as presented. There was no Treasurer’s Report. Service Committee gave updates on members who have been ill or caring for ill spouses. It was reported that Dot and Roger Eberle were being well cared for. The Library Committee report was given by Beverly Pirkle. It was reported that in December, 148 books and 46 DVD’s were purchased with donated funds through the city and Friends of the Library. There were 67 books donated to the library. A total of 31 new library cards were issued and there were 786 internet users (83 of those seeking jobs and 5 doing genealogy research). In December there were 1774 books, 1750 videos, and 97 eBooks circulated.

This shows that our Gonzales Library is very well used. The Membership Committee determined that the number of membership openings available at this time was five (5). It was approved to send letters of invitation to three (3) women who were proposed for membership. Members were urged to bring names of other possible women to propose for membership to the next meeting. For the Program Committee report, sign-up sheets were passed around for members to list possible program ideas to help this committee plan for next year. A sheet was also passed to sign up for hosting meetings next year. The Nominating Committee presented their slate of officers for the 2014-2015 year. It is as follows: President – Martha Jo Whitt Vice President – Beth Newman Secretary – Vicki Frenzel Treasurer – Mary Ckodre Committees: Program – Katie Garrett, Martha Jo Whitt, Jean Ollom Nominating – Patti Nance, Beverly Pirkle,

Marian Hayes Membership – Gladys Tiller, Jimmie Bouldin, Peggy Sue Hinton Service – Jean Ollom Library – Suzie Vrana Telephone and Email – Carol Wallace Yearbook – Carol Wallace It was moved, seconded, and passed to accept this slate as presented. There was no old business. Under New Business, Olivia Harless requested to be moved to Honorary Member status. Her request was granted. It was announced by Martha Jo Whitt that the square dance club will be holding free lessons during the month of January and urged anyone interested in becoming a part of this fun group to let her know. Vicki Frenzel also reminded members that the Pioneer Village is alive and well. They are always in need of more docents and she reiterated that it is not a hard job. There is not a rigid schedule for working and you are always welcome whenever the Village is open to the public. The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m. The next meeting will be held in the home of Ann Covert. The program will be a book review by Martha Jo Whitt and the annual Valentine exchange.

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VICTORIA — Equipping the Saints, an annual, all-day event for lay persons and clergy sponsored by the Bluebonnet Conference (formerly known as the Victoria Conference) of Churches affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Victoria on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 106 N. DeLeon. Registration packets containing registration forms, descriptions of the many workshops offered and workshop leaders, information about the catered luncheon and child care, are available from ELCA Lutheran Churches in your community. Early registration is requested. This is the 32nd anniversary for the annual Equipping the Saints. The theme for this year’s event

for Faith and Life.” While the event is sponsored by ELCA congregations, it is open to persons of all denominations. Facilities are handicapped accessible. Equipping the Saints with its many workshops provides important insights and Biblically-based practical tools to equip persons to do congregational and community ministry and mission. The event includes workshops at three different time periods during the course of the day with opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, table fellowship with a catered meal, child care for young children of attendees, and the experience of worship as the body of Christ. Registration for the event and a hospitality hour begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the opening worship service at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Herb Beyer, Dean of the Bluebonnet Conference and Chair for annual

Equipping the Saints event extends this invitation to the public: “Come and grow in your understanding and practice of faith. Come and celebrate our unity in Christ and our common commitment to serve Christ and His Church. Come and enjoy the fellowship. Come, so that you are better equipped to minister to those in your congregations and communities, care for yourself and others, nurture your relationships and be spiritually energized.” Registration packets are available from any Lutheran Church in your area, or you can contact the host church Trinity Lutheran Church, Victoria at 361573-4725 or 361-573-4796 or e-mail: or Pastor Herb Beyer, ETS Chair, can be reached at 361-7980155 or e-mail: beyerfam@ or tccm@cvctx. com.


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Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation thanks all who participated in our Lights of Love & Community Christmas Reception
This reception welcomed the community to share in the “Spirit of Christmas.” All City & County Officials were honored for their commitment to service. Christian Kids and Grace Christian Academy provided Christmas carols with special music by Jennifer Lamprecht. A tribute was given to each named as a Light of Love, Shining Star & Christmas Angel. Mayor Bobby Logan and Santa flew in by helicopter (AirLife) to visit with the children. Christmas Angels for the hospital were named with $1,000.00 or more contributed to the Hospital Foundation. The hospital was privileged to name these individuals as angels for Gonzales Healthcare Systems. These tributes provide a special Christmas gift to those honored while supporting local healthcare. All gifts benefit the hospital assisting to provide the “Gift of Life” for others in our care. They give hope and a future for quality healthcare.
• In Memory of Fletcher Johnson, from The Hospital Foundation • In Honor of Michele Dolezal, from David & Connie Kacir • In Honor of Hospital Executive Staff, from Chuck & Polly Norris • In Memory of Dr. James C. Price, from Chuck & Polly Norris • In Memory of Geneva Todd, from Al & Katie Garrett • In Memory of Bill Todd, from Al & Katie Garrett • In Memory of Dean Baker, from Bruce & Elaine Baker • In Memory of Ann Farek, from Lisa Gindler & Carol Farek • In Memory of Lillian Fortune, from Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital • In Memory of Dr. Walter A. Sievers, from Sievers Medical Clinic • In Memory of Steve Pirkle Sr., from Steve & Beverly Pirkle • In Honor of Alice Pirkle, from Steve & Beverly Pirkle • In Honor of Their Children & Grandchildren, from Allan & Betty Fink • In Honor of the Fletcher Johnson Family, from the Hospital Board

The “Christmas Angels” included a donation of $1,000 or more:

The “Shining Stars” included a donation of $100 or more:
• In Memory of Nettie & Albert Fink, from Allan & Betty Fink • In Memory of Elsie & Ted Siepmann, from Allan & Betty Fink • In Memory of Mary Ellen Fink, from Allan & Betty Fink • In Memory of Tommy Baros, from His Loving Wife, Carolyn Gibson-Baros • In Honor of The Tim Markham Family, from Carol A Howell • In Honor of Dr. Hisey, Dr. Kodack, Dr. Koerner, Dr. Meredith, Dr. Oballo, Dr. Rivas, Dr. Thomas, Dr. Walker and Todd Crawford, PA-C, , Sue Hanner, FNP & Lora Tschappatt, FNP, from Tim Marlow • In Honor of all Gonzales Healthcare Systems Employees, from Gonzales Healthcare Systems • La Christa Hunt, from Dion Cardenas • Adela Ramirez, from Maria Gallegos Noyola • Carrie Tinsley, from Ashytyn & Addyson Kardosz • Steve & Beverly Pirkle, from Connie Kacir • Stephanie Schlauch, from Connie Kacir • City Council & City Leaders, from Connie Kacir • County Judge & Commissioners, from Connie Kacir • GHS Business Office, from Hospital Foundation Board • Dee Cardenas, from Connie Kacir • La Christa Hunt, from Connie Kacir • Belle Ducote, from Connie Kacir • Alice Pirkle, from Connie Kacir • Paige Cantu, from Steven & Valerie Cantu • Alexa Serta, from Steven & Valerie Cantu • Christopher Cerda Jr., from Steven & Valerie Cantu • GHS Business Office, from Connie Kacir • Toni Perales & Staff, from Hospital Foundation Board

“Lights of Love” In Honor:

• Ross Gray, from Connie Kacir • Fletcher Johnson, from Mr. & Mrs. David Kacir • Doug & Dot Aubin, from Anne Marie Aubin • Zenna Rice, from The Aubin Family • Brenda Baros, from Maria Gallegos Noyla • Eloisa Morales, from Rebecca Flores & Family • Baby Miriam Gonzales, form Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Gonzales, Jr. • Ramiro Gonzales, from Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Gonzales, Jr. • Delia A. Gonzales, from Dion Cardenas • Theresa Ehrig, from Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Ehrig Jr. & Jase • Peggy Talley, from Georgia Reinhackel • Sam Kennedy, from Taylor & Toby Kennedy • Sam Kennedy, from Georgia Reinhackel • Louis Kuntschick, from Kardosz Family • PeeWee Ploeger, from Kardosz Family • Fletcher Johnson, from Kardosz Family • Blaxton Dubose, from Kardosz Family • Melva Dubose, from Kardosz Family • Ann Farek, from Kardosz Family • Colby Brown, from Kardosz Family • Jeanne Dreyer, from Linda White • Roger Dreyer, from Linda White • Curtis Braden, from Mallory Posey • Elizabeth Gray, from Kathy & Roy Gray • Jake Robinson, from Kathy & Roy Gray • Pansy Robinson, from Kathy & Roy Gray • Rip Robinson, from Kathy & Roy Gray • Roy Gray Sr., from Kathy & Roy Gray • Leon Ornales, from Carney & Doris Zambrano • Emma Garcia, from Carney & Doris Zambrano • Chon Nanez, from Carney Zambrano • Julia Nanez, from Carney Zambrano • Vincent Garcia, from Carney Zambrano • Brenda Baros, from Mary Jane Geaslin • Kamran & Kayden, from Marlon Scott & Roxie Macias • Louis Kuntschick, from Sandy & Cole Johnston • PeeWee Ploeger, from Sandy & Cole Johnston • George & Helen Ara, from Sandy & Cole Johnston • Stephen Pirkle Sr., from Mr. & Mrs. David Kacir • Staff of Texan Nursing & Rehab, from Texan Nursing & Rehab Administration

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Gonzales County Go-Texans’ 6th annual “Steak Night Scholarship Fundraiser” will be Friday Jan. 17 at Herman Son’s Hall in Gonzales. Tickets are $30 per person or the “corporate sponsor” level is $50/person. All tickets are PRE-SALE, so contact any of our 20 committee members to reserve yours now. You can also call or go to the “scale office” next to E-Barr Feed for tickets (672-4555)... Proceeds from this event provide scholarships for Gonzales County Youth who attend Texas universities and trade schools. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2014 scholarship applications are available on line. We encourage every Gonzales County senior to apply for this $18,000 opportunity. Counselors at all three of our schools are ready to assist the students, and they can also call Sherri at 672-4555 or 979-229-9317 with any questions. The Apache Band Boosters will meet on Tuesday January 21 at the GHS Band Hall, 6pm for their regular monthly meeting. The purpose of the Apache Band Boosters is to provide moral, financial and practical support for the Band programs at North Avenue, GJH, and GHS. All GISD Band parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. For more info call 437.2036. A drawing is being held to help defray medical expenses for Rosie Garcia, who is receiving cancer treatments. Rosie and Wesley have been involved with The Gonzales Youth Center since our clean up day 18 years ago. The grand-prize Dallas Cowboys cooler can be seen at Gonzales Auto Supply. Tickets are $5 each. For details, call 830-445-9305 The 5th Annual MLK March will be held Monday, Jan. 20 in Waelder. Meet at the Ralph Bunche Gym at 10:30, march will begin at 11. Walking to the Waelder Community Center where there will be a meal following. The Heights of Gonzales is having Community Bingo, Friday, January 24th, at 2:30 p.m. It is free to play. Bingo winners will receive $1.00 for each Bingo and $50.00 split for Blackout. Must be 55 or older or a resident of a Care Facility to win blackouts. Hosted by Excel Home Health, Gonzales Memorial Healthcare Systems and The Height of Gonzales. All education-related retirees are urged to attend Gonzales County Retired Teachers Association’s upcoming meeting January 21, 2014 at noon at Café-On-The-Square. Call Ann Laster (6727609) to reserve a meal or for information. Gonzales Elks Lodge #2413 P.E.R. Association will host its Spaghetti Night from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Dinner will include Spaghetti, garlic toast and green salad for $7 a plate, all you can eat for members and guests. Glen Collins and Alibi Band will be playing great country dance music at the Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123, Geronimo, on Sunday, January 19 from 3-6:30 pm; Updated VFW kitchen/doors open at 2 pm. Open seating. $7 pp donation. Smoke free & open to all. Info 830-303-9903 Numerous local and out of town groups will be performing Southern Gospel and Country Gospel selections at the First Baptist Church in Smiley beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Bring your guitar or other musical instrument and share your talent. There is no admission charge for the evening of entertainment. A pot-luck dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the church’s Fellow-

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ship Hall. The Apache Band Boosters are hosting a 5k Walk/Run on Sat Jan 25 at the HS Band Hall, 8 a.m. benefiting the GHS Band spring trip to Florida. Early online registration is $20 at For more info contact Granella 437.2036 Republican Women of Yoakum is hosting a candidates’ forum on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Community Center. Meet and Greet is from 6-7 p.m. and the forum from 7 to 9. There will be tables for campaign literature. Light refreshments will be served. Each candidate will be given 3 to 5 minutes to speak, depending upon how many candidates attend. The Gonzales Young Farmers will be having the Super Bowl Sunday BBQ to go on Sunday February 2, 2014 from 11 to 1, to be picked up at the old show barn at Independence Park. Pre-sale orders until January 22, 2014. Whole briskets $45, ½ brisket $25,

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Whole pork loin, $35, ½ pork loin $20, Pork ribs $25. Contact Ken Hedrick 830-857-5332, Kenneth Fink 830-857-6355, or any member. The Come and Take It Squares of Gonzales is offering a free “open house” on Monday, January 20 to introduce the fun of square-dancing to others. Lessons will begin on Monday, January 27. Open houses and lessons will be held at The Presbyterian Church of Gonzales, 414 St. Louis St., Gonzales (just south of the Courthouse) at 7:30 PM. All interested students are invited to attend the open house for an introduction to square-dancing, to learn a few steps, and meet the friendly square-dancers. Square-dancing is a lively social activity that promotes exercise and fitness while encouraging social interaction. Lessons are open to all ages from teens to “seniors.” The club invites anyone interested to call 830-672-9307 or 830672-7384 for further information. Parent taught driver ed study group, M and W 5:30 - 7:30, Jan 13 - Feb 5, at the Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul near downtown Gonzales. Please call 830 672 8291 for more info.

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Elsie Martinez of Gonzales and Albert Cavazos of Pearsall announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Vanessa Cavazos of Gonzales to David Vara of Gonzales, the son of Bobby & Jeanette Burton of Gonzales. They will exchange vows February 15 at 3:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Father Paul Raaz officiating. A reception will follow at Hermann Sons hall. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Bonifacio & Juanita Martinez of Gonzales and Chavel & Maria Cavazos of Pearsall, Tx. She is a 2000 graduate of Gonzales High School and a 2003 Graduate of Seguin Beauty School. She is currently a Hair Stylist at Hair It Is & Co. The groom is the grandson of the late Jesse Vara Jr, and Helen Vara of Gonzales. He is currently employed by Holmes Foods Inc. The couple will reside in Gonzales.


“Thomas and Rosie Jahnsen of Victoria, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Jahnsen of Beaumont, to Russell Squires of Beaumont, son of Ron and Theresa Squires of Odem. Heather is the grandaughter of the late Winkie McKnight and Charlotte McKnight formerly of Gonzales. The couple will marry at 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2014, at the Historic Texana Presbyterian Church in Edna. Reverend Diana Whitley of The Presbyterian Church of Gonzales will officiate. Heather is a graduate of Memorial High School and a 2006 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Bioenvironmental Science. Heather is currently employed by DuPont as an Industrial Hygienist. Russell is a graduate of Odem High School and attended Texas A&M University. He is currently a commercial journeyman plumber for BK Mechanical.”


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The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital hosted an afternoon Wassail and Snacks Party, inviting all the Staff and workers of Memorial Hospital, 2-4 PM December 12,2013. Members each brought two or three kinds of snacks and/or sweets on serving plates. Upon three tables with bright tablecloths,

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the food was displayed in the front left Hospital Hall, Members cam wearing uniforms coats and actively hosted, visiting with staff and workers. Betty Fink made her famous wassail drink and the ‘come, eat and go’ was vastly enjoyed. Music of Christmas carols on harp and on the regina wafted through the area. The personnel working Maintenance were each given a monetary gift of

appreciation for their help to the Auxiliary. The foods left after 4 PM were furnished to the shift of works in evening and nighttime hours. On December 19th the Auxiliary donated $1,000 in memory of long time member Lillian Fortune, to the “Angel Tree” project of the Memorial Hospital Foundation. There was no business meeting in December.

Members of the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC), including State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, recently wrote Congressional leaders about their concerns on the possibility that volunteer firefighters may be considered “employees” and their departments considered “employers” under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would require those departments to offer health insurance benefits to volunteer firefighters working 30 or more hours per week. As the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) engages in rulemaking pursuant to Section 4980H of the ACA, the “shared responsibility provision”, there should be no doubt or equivocation: volunteer firefighters and departments, which offer a public service, should not be required to bear the financial and compliance burdens of the ACA “shared responsibility provision” – also known as the employer mandate. In a Sept. 10, 2013 public comment letter on the proposed IRS rules, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

framed the issue and what is at stake: There are approximately 750,000 volunteer firefighters in the United States – these volunteers represent 72% of all firefighters, and together they serve in 20,000 all-volunteer fire departments and 5,000 combination career‐volunteer fire departments. Many communities rely exclusively upon volunteer fire departments for fire protection and emergency medical services. In these communities, volunteers may receive nominal incentives and may be assigned

to multiple 12- and 24-hour shifts — easily allowing them to work in excess of 30 hours per week. If the IRS rules on the ACA include volunteer firefighters as employees, then volunteerism itself is discouraged. Federal laws and regulations frequently stymie free markets and limit employment, but they must not dampen the spirit of Americans who take it upon themselves to give back to their communities, in whatever form that giving may take.

There will be a Flex & Tone Exercise Class offered at First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The class is conducted by Wesley Nurse Shirley Goss, RN and is free to the public. Vietnam Veterans meet the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Texas in Hallettsville. Any veteran serving during the period of 1957-1975 is invited to join. For more information, call Don Williams at 361-798-1499. The Crossroads Equestrian Club meets every second Thursday. New members are welcome. For details contact Glenda Klimitchek at 361-798-2899. 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 Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday and Friday at 8 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 721 St. Louis in Gonzales. Al-Anon meets every Monday night at the same time and place. Please call 830-672-3407 for more information. All meetings are open.

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What’s Happening this week at the Gonzales Youth Center: Mon-Thurs 3:30-6:00 Sat. 3:00-10:00 Bring in your report card for tokens for every A!! Continue to bring Items for our troop care packages and Empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls for our Crosses! Thursday, Jan 16 —FOOD CHALLENGE - Prepare and Compare – Janie Pineda- 400 pts Bring items for Troop Care packages. We have 3 soldiers we are sending Packages to weekly to our local servicemen in Afghanistan. Need snacks, candy trail mix, Beef jerky, etc.. We will be creating notes to go in each. Saturday Jan 18— Kick Ball 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Arts and Crafts Volleyball Tournament Monday, Jan. 20—CLOSED FOR MLK HOLIDAY

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The day after Christmas, 93 young men and women age 13 to 18 descended on the Boy Scout Camp Green Dickson between Gonzales and Shiner for the Capitol Area Council’s National Youth Leadership Training Program. Fifteen scouts from all over the area were chosen last summer to lead this extensive leadership training course that is taught entirely by youth that have previously gone through the program. The staff each put in over 100 hours each preparing to lead the highest youth leadership training course offered by the Capitol Area Council. This weeklong course took futures leaders through courses in problem solving, developing a vision for leadership, communication skills, preparing plans, ethical decision making, servant leadership and much, much, much more. During the week the youth staff work with the participants to model servant leadership through

operation of a typical Boy Scout Troop. Serving as the troops Senior Patrol Leader, the highest youth leader in a troop, was Sam Gindler, grandson of local resident Marian Gindler. Further ties to the Gonzales area included the

Scoutmaster, Jack Gindler and the assistant Scoutmaster David Walshak, both Eagle Scouts from the local Troop 262 chartered by St. James Catholic Church. Jack and David both received their Eagle Scout Rank under Scout-

master, Billy Mikesh in back in 1975. Mr. Mikesh still serves scouting by volunteering as the camp ranger at Green Dickson which serves over 4,000 kids per year. The National Youth Leadership Program of the BSA is a nationally recognized course that has been offered at Green Dickson twice a year, once in the summer and once in the winter for more than 15 years. The popularity of the course caused the Scouts to offer the program 3 times in 2013, this winter course just offered sold out in only two days, and it will be offered 4 times in 2014, including 3 courses this summer and 5 times in 2015. Scouts are encouraged and in fact do take their

newly acquired leadership skills back to their troops, churches, and communities to improve their operations and effectiveness. Leaders inspire others to dream more, to learn more and to be more. At the closing ceremony on January 1, 2014, Gindler challenged scouts to take the spark of leadership that they received during the week and kindle it into a bright flame. To take responsibility for doing their best not some of the time but all of the time and to do their best to be servant leaders helping other people at all times. Gonzales is very fortunate to have this advanced leadership training in their backyard and many people may not know that

Camp Green Dickson has supported this effort for so many years. Thanks to all those that have supported the camp over the years, and especially some of the supporters of this winters course, HEB, Johnson Oil, and Reddy Ice. With all the problems you read about these days, it would be easy to be worried about the future of our country, but, judging by the young men and women coming through this nationally acclaimed program the future looks bright. Lives are being changed and kids are receiving a mountain top scouting leadership experience right here, that they are taking home to better themselves and their communities.

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Gonzales Healthcare Systems CEO Chuck Norris, left, presents a plaque to Dr. Robert Williamson saluting 40 years of service to the community recently. (Courtesy photo)

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Tuesday released a report examining the effects of the water challenges facing the state, and offering up several recommendations to the Legislature which can enable Texas to stretch its existing supplies further. The recommendations are laid out in

the Comptroller’s new report, Texas Water Report: Going Deeper For The Solution, which revisits the effects of recent drought conditions, examines research-driven approaches for augmenting Texas’ water supply and proposes practical answers for the state’s growing thirst. “Texas has been prone to cycles of drought for centuries, and there is no Members of The GVTC Foundation, along with CEO Ritchie Sorrells and Foundareason to expect that basic pattern to tion executive liaison, Jeff Mnick, pose for a record setting check presentation REPORT, Page B3 picture.

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January Business of the Month

GHS employee of the quarter

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce named Johnson Oil Co. Business of the Month for January. Pictured are Charlie Gray, Scott Dierlam, Debbie Tieken, Crissy O’Neal, Wayne Hillman, Elgin Heinemeyer, Ray Raley, Mayor Bobby Logan, Sascha Kardosz, Jason Fogle, Angelina Casares, Abigail Casares, Peggy Barnett, Elaine Brzozowski, Shelley Warner, Bruce Tieken, Jay Tinsley, Crystal Borrer, Jim Witt, Allison Davis, Susan Barnick, Roy Cole, Wendy Klein, Cynthia Banda, Rene Singleton, Reyes Valdez and Amy Saliger.

REPORT: Reviews state’s water issues
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The GHS Employee of the Second Quarter for 2013 is Kristy Garcia. Kristy has worked for GHS for 11 years as a Mammography Technologist in the Radiology Department. She is very dedicated to Gonzales Healthcare Systems and provides excellent patient care. She consistently achieves excellence in state mammography inspections and committed herself to training for the new 3D Mammography equipment. Kristy will receive a plaque from GHS, a check for $100, 8 hours of Paid Time Off, a Cross Pen from Reese’s Print Shop engraved by Storey Jewelers, and a balloon bouquet from Person’s Flower Shop.

December Business of the Month

The Gonzales Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for December was The St. James Inn. The inn, completed in 1914, was designed by noted San Antonio architect James Phelps and executed by the finest craftsmen available from San Antonio and Austin. It was the home of Walter Kokernot, the son of David Levi Kokernot, cattle baron, personal confidante to General Sam Houston and unsung Texas hero. Every detail of the transitional period mansion has been carefully planned and carried out, from the living roommantel to the coffered ceilings in the reception hall and living room. The leaded glass lights in the pocket doors, and the five bedrooms with fireplaces are all very interesting. It has been restored by owners, Architect J. Rew Covert and his wife Ann. Guests from all over the world have visited the Inn.

The worst investment
What could possibly be the worst investment you could ever own according to Warren Buffett? Most of his advice to investors revolves around basic investment common sense or as he says ‘”When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.” In a recent article from Bankrate, a survey of Americans found that cash was the favorite long term investment option for funds that could be available for 10 years. Only real estate came close to matching the popularity of cash and stocks came in fourth after gold and other precious metals. Unfortunately cash becomes worth less over time and if you look at the long term returns of cash versus other investment options, you will see why. Cash has averaged a negative real, after tax, return because of inflation. Even in the United States where inflation is low, the cost of good and services still outpaces the returns on cash investments. Although of course you should keep emergency cash for approximately 3-6 months worth of living expenses, the controlling shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s richest billionaires advises that cash is a bad investment over time. Since 1965, Berkshire’s stock has appreciated nearly 600,000% versus 7,400% for the S & P 500! At that rate of return, a $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway would have become roughly $6 million. Timing is everything. The advice from Buffett should be heeded by more than just those approaching retirement years. What people often forget that with Americans living longer, most retirees fear the same thing - running out of money. While

change,” Combs said. “Yet our state has changed, and its booming population and economy are creating an increasingly unquenchable demand for water.” The report, which can be found at water/, also explains the $2 billion in new funding for water projects approved Nov. 5 by voters in a constitutional amendment. Combs said Texans’ approval of Proposition 6 is a positive step toward assuring our water supplies — but additional innovative

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that fear can lead them into various ‘safer’ investments, choosing an all-cash approach could be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Retirees may live anywhere from 10-40 years beyond their retirement date and with cost of living increases, added medical costs, children and grandchildren needing assistance, a fixed income can be very difficult to stretch across these increasing expenses. Asset allocation investing involves a balancing act of the various asset classes including cash, stocks and bonds and involves taking into account the investors goals and risk tolerance and market behavior. This balancing should take place throughout the investors lifetime and never before has it been more crucial as more investors on a global scale take an active tactical approach to their portfolios. Know what you own! Become familiar with the portfolio that should provide you income for life. A client recently mentioned to me that Merck had a new cancer drug that showed tremendous promise for her sick parent. I asked her if she was aware that one of her investments had a large stake in Merck! She was happy to be a part of the investment world that was providing assistance in her personal life. Find out what YOU own and email barbara@americaninvestmentplanners with questions on asset allocation and more.

strategies are needed. “Like the new approaches in Texas energy production, we need a revolution in water technology,” Combs said. “We need a breakthrough in this field, and some of our state funding should be used for innovative technologies which increase conservation.” In the report, Combs recommends that the Texas Legislature establish a prize framework to reward those who develop proven new, cheap sources of drinking water. In order to continue to support its rapidly growing population, the report concludes, Texas must find cost-effective supplements to its reservoirs and aquifers. “The state took a big step forward in addressing our future water needs by creating and funding Proposition 6,” said Jim Sartwelle III, public policy director of the Texas Farm Bureau. “However, we still face challenges Proposition 6 will not address. This report identifies those challenges and possible solutions. Policy makers should definitely pay attention to this report.” Combs also recommends the Texas Legislature do the following: • Establish a program providing grants to water authorities and major water users that achieves meaningful and verifiable increases in water efficiency due to conservation activities. This program would award grants to local water authorities, including, but not limited to, cities, counties, river authorities, water conservation districts and municipal utility districts. • Increase state funding for innovative projects modeling new technology to help planners make more informed decisions about water usage. “Although we tend to point to the historic drought as a singular cause for our water problems today, we’re not blameless,” Texas State Senator Robert Duncan said. “Moreover, there exists no single silver bullet solution. To make matters more complicated, Texas is so geographically and meteorologically diverse, that what may work in one part of the state would be ineffective in another. That is why it is so critical that the Legislature continue to promote conservation and innovation for municipal, industrial, and agricultural water uses.”

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Local company finalist in annual STEER awards
South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) is the leading Eagle Ford Shale resource in the region and is the primary coordinator for communication and public advocacy surrounding the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas. With a focus on South Texas, STEER serves as the bridge connecting the industry and legislature, academia and the communities throughout South Texas to ensure positive collaboration and communication surrounding the activities associated with the Eagle Ford Shale. Environmental stewardship is a top priority for STEER and its members. The Eagle Ford Excellence Award was initiated to honor leading companies and organizations like XL Oilfield Services, LLC, working in or with the oil and gas industry by recognizing their diligent efforts in the areas of community and social investment, environmental stewardship, and safety performance within the Eagle Ford Shale region. As is evidenced by their nomination and election as one of the top three finalists XL Oilfield Services, LLC, has demonstrated a positive contribution to the advancement of environmental protection and awareness. XL Oilfield Services, LLC has also proven to have implemented practices or use of technology benefitting the environment, including long-term, sustainable environmental benefits. “STEER stands by its commitment to protect and preserve the health of the environment, communities and individuals in our South Texas communities. The Eagle Ford Excellence Award recipients set the standard for good corporate citizenship and STEER is honored to provide a forum to recognize companies that make this a priority,” says Omar Garcia, president of STEER. Henry Cisneros, keynote speaker at the luncheon, says “The economic transformation taking place in the Eagle Ford Shale is remarkable. South Texas transitioned from being one of the poorest areas in Texas to a thriving region, but it is also

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Local business, XL OILFIELD SERVICES, LLC of Gonzales, was one of three finalists that were nominated to receive the STEER [South Texas Energy Economic Roundtable’s] 2013 Inaugural Eagle Ford Excellence Award for Environmental Stewardship. STEER is an organization that was established by 11 of the largest operators in the Eagle Ford Shale region including: Anadarko, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, ConocoPhillips, EOG Resources, Lewis Energy Group, Marathon Oil, Murphy Oil, Pioneer Natural Resources, Shell, Statoil and Talisman Energy. The

important to preserve and protect the rapidly growing counties along the shale and their residents during this time of swift change. The Eagle Ford Excellence Awards allow for recognition of such efforts.” This inaugural event provides both oil and gas companies and contractors like XL Oilfield Services, LLC the opportunity to be acknowledged for their efforts in preserving the environment, contributing to the communities in which they work, and promoting safety in and around the workplace. The awards go out to applicants that exemplify innovation, take initiative and benefit the greater South Texas region.

Regional Oil & Gas Activity Report
Recent W-1 well reports as reported by the Texas Railroad Commission for the period Jan. 8-15: Status Date Approved 01/08/2014 Approved 01/09/2014 Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/08/2014 Approved 01/08/2014 Approved 01/08/2014 Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/08/2014 Approved 01/08/2014 Approved 01/08/2014 Approved 01/10/2014 Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/09/2014 Approved 01/10/2014 Approved 01/10/2014 Approved 01/10/2014 Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Status No. API No. Operator Name/Number Lease Name Well 776097 055-35063 EAGLE ENERGY ACQUISITIONS LP (238357)CORA MALONE 3H 776226 055-35064 NORTH SOUTH OIL, LLC (614126) ELLISON 4H 757976 055-35041 NORTH SOUTH OIL, LLC (614126) ELLISON 3H 776422 055-35065 NORTH SOUTH OIL, LLC (614126) ELLISON 6H 775788 123-33441 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) G. BAKER A 2H 775791 123-33442 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) G. BAKER A 3H 775742 123-33439 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) WALTERS A 5H 775745 123-33440 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) WALTERS A 6H 724882 123-32600 BURLINGTON RESOURCES O & G CO LP (109333) TAM UNIT A 1 769643 149-33319 OAK VALLEY OPERATING, LLC (617112) KOLAR-LABATT UNIT 1H 769682 149-33320 OAK VALLEY OPERATING, LLC (617112) KOLAR-LABATT UNIT 2H 776068 149-33336 SANCHEZ OIL & GAS CORPORATION (747012) PROST UNIT E 7H 776246 149-33337 SANCHEZ OIL & GAS CORPORATION (747012) FIVE MILE CREEK UNIT B 1H 776039 177-33268 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) CLARK C 2H 776128 177-33267 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) CLARK C-CLARK B SA 1H 776054 177-33269 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) CLARK C 10H 776076 177-33271 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) CLARK B 9H 776012 285-33497 CANTERA OPERATING, LLC (129692) FRANK GU 1 775828 285-33332 LITTLE, LOU OPERATING CO., INC. (503646) KLIMITCHEK 1R 773423 285-33748 PENN VIRGINIA OIL & GAS, L.P. (651780) KLEIHEGE UNIT 2H 773424 285-33749 PENN VIRGINIA OIL & GAS, L.P. (651780) KLEIHEGE UNIT 3H 776377 285-33759 PENN VIRGINIA OIL & GAS, L.P. (651780) RIO LAVACA FARM 3H 776408 285-33761 PENN VIRGINIA OIL & GAS, L.P. (651780) LEOPARD HUNTER 4H 776437 285-33762 PENN VIRGINIA OIL & GAS, L.P. (651780) WOMBAT UNIT 4H 776438 285-33763 PENN VIRGINIA OIL & GAS, L.P. (651780) WOMBAT Dist. 01 01 01 01 02 02 02 02 02 03 03 03 03 01 01 01 01 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 County Well.Profile CALDWELL Horizontal CALDWELL Horizontal CALDWELL Horizontal CALDWELL Horizontal DE WITT Horizontal DE WITT Horizontal DE WITT Horizontal DE WITT Horizontal DE WITT Horizontal FAYETTE Horizontal FAYETTE Horizontal FAYETTE Horizontal FAYETTE Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal LAVACA Vertical LAVACA Vertical LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal Filing Purpose New Drill - New Drill - New Drill Yes New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill Yes New Drill Yes New Drill Yes New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - Recompletion Recompletion New Drill Yes New Drill Yes New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - Amend Depth 3000 3200 3200 3200 14000 14000 14000 14000 17000 10457 10600 12500 12500 14000 14000 14000 14000 11030 2150 14500 14500 14500 14500 14500

Gonzales County Records
Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds December 1-31 Hahn III, Stanley and Hahn, Kristi to Hahn, Stanley L. and Hahn, Helen P., w/d, 5.446 Acres (Lt 7B of Resubdvn of Lts. 6-7) Belmont Oaks Subdvn & Green DeWitt Svy. Hernandez, Armando and Hernandez, Nancy to Stirpe Expansions, LLC, w/d, 148.926 Acres, James Shaw Svy, A-61. Twin Lakes Paradise Investments, LLC to Stirpe Expansions, LLC, w/d, 1.591 Acres, Sarah Smith Svy, A-415. Twin Lakes Paradise Investments, LLC to Stirpe Expansions, LLC, w/d, 10.00 Acres, Sarah Smith Svy, A-415. Twin Lakes Paradise Investments, LLC to Stirpe Expansions, LLC, w/d, 187.90 Acres, Adam Zumwalt Svy, A-86. Blount, Iris to Tealer, Verda M., w/d, Undiv. Int. in 31.40 Acres, R B Green Svy, A-227. Brice, Sandra to Tealer, Verda M., w/d, Undiv. Int. in 31.40 Acres, R B Green Svy, A-227. Tealer, Chrissy to Tealer, Verda M., w/d, Undiv. Int. in 31.40 Acres, R B Green Svy, A-227. Miller, Bernadine to Tealer, Verda M., w/d, Undiv. Int. in 31.40 Acres, R B Green Svy, A-227. Starlight Investments, Inc to Appraisal Investments, LLC, w/d, Pt. Lt. 2, Rg 1, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Collett, Jonathan Robert to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 100.44 Acres, J C Lowery Svy, A-317. Collett, Aimee Michelle to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 100.44 Acres, J C Lowery Svy, A-317. Cantrell, Eric Lee and Cantrell, Kelly Leanne to Trevino, Adriane T., w/d, Lt. 8, Blk. B, South Rivercrest Addn, Sec. 1, Gonzales. Stewart, Michael V., Stewart, Michael (aka), Childress, J Frank, Childress, W A, Residuary Trust, The and W A Childress Residuary Trust, The to 4HS Family Ranch LP, w/d, 91.006 AC R Sellers Sr, A-414. Griffin, Maria Christina, Griffin, Maria Christina and Griffin, Scottie, w/d, 2 Tracts P Winn A-464. Kapavik, Ruby Marie (Ind. & Trustee), and Kapavik Family Trust to Kapavik, Larry J. and Kapavik, Robin, w/d, 53.58 Lt. 25 & 26, Pt. 27 & 28 RG 2 Pt. Lts, 25-27 Rg. 3 Pt. Lts 25 & 26 Rg 4 East of Water St. Orig. Outer Town of Gonzales. Barrett, Linda Abeckendorff , Barrett, Wilbert Lee, Beckendorff, Sammy Lawrence and Beckendorff, Pamela M. to Parker, Marilyn F., w/d, 200.819 Ac S McCoy A-340 & A Gibson A-237. January 1-31 ABM Family Investments Limited Partnership to Maeker, Ariane Barnes, w/d, 117.946 Acres, Adam Zumwalt Jr, Svy, A-86. Covert Jr, Charles R. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 27.10 Acres, R S Armstead Svy, A-87. Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust to Action Gonzales, LLC, w/d, 7.361 Acres (Pt. Lts. 1 & 3) Cartwheel Subdvn, Gonzales. Breitschopf, Shirley to Cooper, Lynnette, w/d, Pt. Lt. 2, Rg. 1, East of Water Street, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Marriage License Robinson, Walter A. and Stubblefield, Laura Leann. McGee, Gary L. and Shannon, Tina A. Reyna, Saul and Villagomez, Ana K. Massey, Robert L. and Leyendecker, Maria L. Harmon, Leonard Roy and Merriweather, Rose Mary. Velek, Cullen and Juarez, Elisa. Assumed Names Schoenfield, Kenneth – Smiley Grocery & Café, Smiley. Schoenfield, Kenneth – Rocking S Properties, Nixon. Gonzales Healthcare Systems, A Texas Hospital – The Heights of Gonzales, Gonzales. Dempsey, George L. – Harmony Ranch Services, Harwood. Haynes, Charles W. – B & J Liquor on Seydler, Gonzales.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Commissioner proposes new rules for ESCs

the evaluation of regional education service centers and executive directors. The manual would provide clear expectations to regional education service centers and executive directors for programs, products, and services developed and provided to school districts and charter schools. The manual would also provide clear expectations for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements. The proposed new section would establish in rule the performance standards and indicators by which regional education service centers will be annually evaluated. The proposed new section would have no locally maintained paperwork requirements. Julie Beisert-Smith, director of regional education service centers, has determined that for the first five-year period the new sec-

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Following public outcry after Texas’ Regional Education Service Centers introduced CSCOPE to Texas schools with no oversight by the state education agency, Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has proposed new rules in the Texas Register regarding Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) Commissioner Williams has proposed an ESC (Education Service Center) Performance Standards and Indicators Manual. The manual is intended to provide clear expectations to ESCs and executive directors for programs, products, and services developed and provided to school districts and charter schools. The public comment period on the proposed rule goes

through February 3rd. “Agency legal counsel has determined that the commissioner should take formal rule making action to place into the Texas Administrative Code procedures related to the regional education service center performance standards and indicators. The intent is to update, as needed, 19 TAC §53.1021 to refer to the most recently published Regional Education Service Center Performance Standards and Indicators Manual, which would be updated to remain current with applicable statutes and procedures. Proposed new 19 TAC §53.1021 would adopt the Regional Education Service Center Performance Standards and Indicators Manual in rule as Figure: 19 TAC §53.1021(b), which would establish performance standards and indicators used in

tion is in effect there will be no additional costs for state or local government as a result of enforcing or administering the new section. Beisert-Smith has determined that for each year of the first five years the new section is in effect the public benefit anticipated as a result of enforcing the new section would be to inform the public of the existence of annual manuals specifying regional education service center performance standards and indicators by including this rule in the Texas Administrative Code. There is no anticipated economic cost to persons who are required to comply with the proposed new section. There is no direct adverse economic impact for small businesses and microbusinesses; therefore, no regulatory flex-

ibility analysis, specified in Texas Government Code, §2006.002, is required. The public comment period on the proposal begins January 3, 2014, and ends February 3, 2014. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to Cristina De La Fuente-Valadez, Rulemaking, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701, (512) 475-1497. Comments may also be submitted electronically to or faxed to (512) 463-5337. A request for a public hearing on the proposal submitted under the Administrative Procedure Act must be received by the commissioner of education not more than 14 calendar days after notice of the proposal has been published in the Texas Register on January 3, 2014.

This year at GJHS, we honor those with perfect attendance!! As an incentive for attending school every day, all 7th and 8th Grade Students have the opportunity to win $15.00 dollars each Friday of the year!! Jean Ortiz Aguilera, a 7th Grader, won $15.00 for attending school during the week of January 7-10th, 2014.

This year at GJHS, we honor those with perfect attendance!! As an incentive for attending school every day, all 7th and 8th Grade Students have the opportunity to win $15.00 dollars each Friday of the year!! Alaisa Chavez, a 8th Grader, won $15.00 for attending school during the week of December 16-20th, 2013.

Local veterans (not pictured as listed) Juan M. Gaytan, Jr., David Gaytan and Juan M. Gaytan, Sr. are shown with Gonzales’ players Tajerrica Smith, Kelsey Hardy and Renae Camarillo at halftime of the Lady Apaches recent game with La Grange. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Texas A&M University
COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the fall semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance. The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15 semester hours during the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher grade point (GPR) out of a possible 4.0. A second designation, “Distinguished Student,” recognizes those who earned a 3.5 to 3.74 GPR while taking at least 15 hours for the fall semester. DISTINGUISHED Name: Henkes, Alayna B. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Yoakum, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Health DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Hernandez, Alexander R. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Flatonia, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Business Admin. - Management DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Janota, Haley M. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Shiner, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Poultry Science DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Jemelka, Blaire M. Class: Junior 60-89 Hometown: Cuero, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Interdisciplinary Studies DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Kuck, Lindsey B. Class: Junior 60-89 Hometown: Luling, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Interdisciplinary St (Lower) DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Lamprecht, Jesslyn W. Class: Sophomore 30Hometown: Gonzales, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Interdisciplinary St (Lower) DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Menking, Mary E. Class: Junior 60-89 Hometown: Gonzales, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Interdisciplinary St (Lower) DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Moehlman, Andrew T. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Yoakum, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Molecular & Cell Biology DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Biomedical Sciences DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Shimek, Amber D. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Shiner, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Sociology DISTINGUISHED Name: Talbert, Alexander G. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Yoakum, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Business Admin. - Business Honors DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Tello, Diana E. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Luling, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Science DISTINGUISHED Name: Tipton, Takona B. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Flatonia, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences DEAN’S HONOR ROLL Name: Zidek, Tasha R. Class: Junior 60-89 Hometown: Moulton, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Sport Management (Lower) DEAN’S HONOR ROLL

College Honors

Among those recognized Citizenship is something that should be honored, were: recognized and given status. It has nothing to do Name: “Bermea, Ariella with academic achievement and anyone can achieve Class: Junior 60-89 it. The essence of good citizenship is respect - REHometown: Smiley, TX SPECT for authority, RESPECT for others, RESPECT Degree 1: Bachelor of for self, and RESPECT for rules. It is an attitude that Arts - Communication begins at home and is reinforced at school and apDISTINGUISHED plied throughout life. Introducing GJHS’ Own AWESOME APACHES: Keiran Grant, Trent Wilkerson, and Name: Dukes, Chance Quinton Garity W. Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Cuero, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Ag Leadership & Development

Central College

PELLA, Iowa — Michelle Hamilton, majoring in business management, earned a spot on the fall 2013 dean’s list for Central College. Hamilton, a native of Gonzales, is the daughter of Forrest and Pamela Hamilton. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Guided by

Name: Monterroso, Lianne Class: Senior 90+ Ho Hometown: Yoakum, TX Degree 1: Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engiits ecumenical Christian neering DEAN’S HONOR ROLL tradition, the college community engages in vigorName: Raabe, Dakota L. ous, free, open inquiry in Class: Sophomore 30pursuit of academic excelHometown: Moulton, lence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with TX the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. Central is a recognized BELOIT, WIS. — Senior leader in study abroad as a result of its international, Eugenia Gaines of Gonzales residential programs. Cen- has been named to Beloit tral College is located in College’s Dean’s List for the Pella, Iowa, a thriving com- fall 2013 semester. To be eligible for the munity of 10,000 two minutes from the state’s largest Dean’s List, a student must lake and 40 minutes south- carry a semester GPA of 3.4 west of Des Moines. Please or higher and take a minivisit the college website at mum of 3 letter-graded units for the term.

Beloit College
Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation’s most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 48 states. For more information, visit

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A reincarnated evil is stalking the women of Houston. With each murder, the madman quotes an excerpt from the Oscar Wilde poem, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.” Selected verses from ‘The Ballad’ are also interwoven throughout the story. A huge smokestack belching smoke and a ragged flea market double-breasted wool coat and an old antique picture frame with the Warrior’s Creed, bring

haunt Houston Homicide Detective, Sean Jamison. With those catalysts, Jamison knows who he was in a past life — Emil — and that he lost the only woman he could ever love in Emil’s time. Searching for his reincarnated mate becomes Jamison’s raison d’être as he and fellow detectives scour Houston for a brutal serial killer. When Jamison finds his mate she doesn’t recognize him, nor can she recall a past life as his wife. His efforts to reclaim her are derailed when he discovers

the same fiend who took her from him in the past is stalking her again. The memory of timeless love drives Jamison’s dogged search for a serial killer determined to finish what he started decades earlier. Each clue brings Jamison closer to unmasking his old nemesis. Tenacious police work, lessons learned in the past, and intuition may be the only weapons he has in preventing history from repeating itself. “Death Unmasked” is the latest novel from Gon-

zales native Rick Sulik and takes an unconventional approach, combining New Age and the paranormal with conventions of a contemporary crime drama. Sulik, a former policeman, is in his element with a crime drama; much of the book details crime solving tactics and lingo. If you’re a fan of CSI and enjoy the process as well as the premise, you’ll certainly find a great read with this story. The book is available at (paperback, $16) and on Kindle ($2).

State Dominos tourney set Jan. 26
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HA L L E T T S V I L L E — The 62nd Texas State Championship Dominos Tournament is scheduled Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Knights of Columbus

Hall here. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and play starts promptly at 9 a.m. A barbecue chicken dinner will be served at the hall and there will also be plates to go. Short orders and refreshments

will be served during the tournament. Historically dominoes played a key role in the lives of people of all walks of life living in Central Texas. Domino halls and taverns had tables located in ev-

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ery nook and cranny to accommodate the legions of faithful players. In 1952 a group of men joined together to formulate a plan to determine the best domino players at straight dominos. The initial tournament, held at the American Legion Hall in Hallettsville, drew 30 teams that engaged in fierce competition. Today the tournament held in January draws approximately 200 participants from all parts of the country that battle to determine the Texas State Champion. Registration fee is $30 per team. Play is straight dominos, double elimination partner play, witht he top five teams receiving plaques and bragging rights.

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HALLETTSVILLE — It’s a 101gun salute to hunting and hunters. The annual Wild Game Supper and Big Buck Contest is scheduled Jan. 24 at the Hallettsville Knights of Columbus Hall, sponsored by Father Mathis Council #2433. Need a new four-wheeler or gun?

The event includes drawings for 101 different firearms, as well as a fourwheeler and five guns as the grand prize. Tickets for the drawing are on sale at Hoffers Drive-in Grocery, Morton Drive-In Grocery, Rainosek’s True Value and at the KC Hall. Total value of all the prizes is $40,000. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the supper is served from 5:30-11 p.m. There will be an abundance of ex-

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It was Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran who made the following sage observation: “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” In Japan, black cats are considered to be good luck. If you’re ever longing for the “good old days,” you might want to keep this tidbit in mind: In 19thcentury America, one of the most popular cureall remedies was “snail water,” which was made by pounding earthworms and

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Apaches clip ‘Dogs in OT
at GHS Special Events Center “We have to learn to finish games better,” Gonzales head coach Raymond Lopez said. “It was the same thing last year as we would get ahead and not finish the game. I think it comes down to fundamentals. We need to make better decisions, better shots and make our free throws.” He said the Apaches did play well on defense. “I told them Yoakum will make a

Leading by the score of 31-12 at halftime, the Gonzales Apaches had their district opener against Yoakum well under control. The Bulldogs, however, had a different idea, and went on a 16-7 run in the third, and followed up with 13 of 16 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The Apaches (1-7, 1-0) got their act together and won, 53-47, Friday night

WAELDER — The Waelder Wildcats did pretty good for not having two starters, Deondre and Keyshawn Fields, available to them on Tuesday night as they came up a little short against Aggieland Home School, 5951, at Waelder ISD Gymnasium. “Our guys competed well for missing two starters,” Waelder head coach David President said. “For us to get down by 22 points and come back to Gonzales’ Alyas Ramirez drives inside for a field-goal lose by just a couple of points, I could attempt as Jared Garza (5) and Chase Hermes defend not ask for anything more.” Going into the fourth frame, the for Yoakum. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Wildcats come up short
Wildcats had bagged just 26 points but exploded for 25 points. “We tightened up our defense and got some baskets in transition,” President said. “We just fought our way back.” The ‘Cats have had a little bit of a break for the last several days. “We had not really played a game in about a week and a half so we got a little tired,” he said. “We missed a lot of open shots in the first half.”

run in the second half and we have to keep tabs on TJ Hights and Joe Mireles, Jr. We would need to defend those two well.” Gonzales also had a game plan to power through Yoakum with an inside game. “Our plan was to attack their post player with ours. We would either score or get fouled,” Lopez said. “And it worked.” Yoakum put up a gallant effort but could not overcome Gonzales in the APACHES, Page C3

Yoakum junior, St. Paul coach head 2013 honorees

All-Cannon Volleyball
Cassidy LaFleur Danyelle Glass Kendall Fougerat Madison Musick

The Panthers opened the game with a 5-0 lead, and Waelder came back with a layup from Tracey Moore, two triples and a deuce from Caleb Ibarra for a 10-6 lead. Aggieland got a layup from Ben Linder to stop the Waelder run and Ibarra passed to Jeremy Gonzales who made a two for a 12-8 ‘Cats advantage. The Panthers then scored four straight to tie the game at 12-12 at the end of the first quarter. CATS, Page C3

Yoakum junior Latrice Brown helped the Lady Bulldogs to a second-place finish in District 26-3A and a bi-district appearance in 2013. Brown had 393 kills, 130 blocks, 270 digs, 40 assists and was named the 26-3A All-District Offensive MVP for 2013. She has been named the 2013 Gonzales Cannon All-Volleyball Player of the Year. “It’s just an honor to win because not many people can say they have been selected as Player of the Year,” Brown said. The Lady Bulldogs finished 2013 with a 21-14 second record and had a 8-3 mark in district play. Yoakum had a late-season road match at rival Cuero, which would end up determining who came in second place behind district winners La Grange. The Lady Bulldogs emerged on top, 25-19, 2426, 25-15, 23-25 and 16-14. Brown said that was the match that provided a high point of the season “We went five intense games against Cuero and took second place for district,” she said. Shiner St. Paul head coach Dana Beal and the Lady Cardinals have won several district titles recently, but 2013 looked to be a challenge. St. Paul had just one returning starter on the team but Beal guided St. Paul to a second-place finish, and to the area round of the TAPPS 2A playoffs. For that effort, she has been named the 2013 Gonzales Cannon Coach of the Year.

Molly Barnick

Latrice Brown

Chandler Fike

Savannah Flood

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Julianna Rankin

Kristin Schacherl

Dana Beal

2013 All-Cannon Volleyball team Player of the Year: Latrice Brown, jr, Yoakum, 18 aces, 191 points, 393 kills, 130 blocks, 307 receiving, 270 digs, 40 assists, 26-3A All-District Offensive MVP, Academic All-District Coach of the Year: Dana Beal, Shiner St. Paul Setters Kristin Schacherl, sr, Shiner,, 627 assists, 252 digs,55 aces Cassidy LaFLeur, sr, Gonzales, 25 aces, 92% serve percentage, 193 assists, 6 total blocks,104 digs Callie Witte, sr, Yoakum, 70 aces, 311 points, 139 kills, 756 assists, 32 receiving, 63 blocks, 290 digs, ALL-CANNON, Page C2

Jacy Pawelek

Samantha Siegel

Heather Henneke

Madison Schindler

Callie Witte

Rachel Saulnier

Emily Harper

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Jaccari Hights

Reagan Renken

Kaelen Sievers

Martinea Stavinoha

Missy Odom

T. Schellenberger

Shelby Pesek

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Sports Briefs

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Gonzales Little League registration will take place Jan. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Gonzales High School cafeteria. Prices are $45 for T-Ball and Coach Pitch, and the Pee Wee, Minor, Major leagues are $60. The Junior league will be $80. Please bring each child’s original birth certificate and three proofs of residency (driver’s license, report card, utility bill, etc). Persons interested in volunteering should bring a copy of a valid driver’s license. The Gonzales High School Mighty Apache Marching Band will be hosting the Band on the Run 5K at 8 a.m. Jan. 25 at the GHS Band Hall. The run will go south from the high school to the Lions Frisbee Golf Course and back. The fee will be $20, and you can register online at or in person at the GHS Field House. There will be multiple age groups, T-Shirts are included and medals will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the Mighty Apache Marching Band.
The Yoakum adult men’s basketball league is set to begin later this month. Game nights will be on Sundays through May. If interested in signing a team up for the league, please call Mike McCracken at 361-655-2909.

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From Coaches’ Reports

GHS squads grab 4th in meet
The Gonzales girls and boys powerlifting teams finished in fourth place in their first meet of the season Thursday at Schulenburg. The Lady Apaches had three firstplace finishers in Ashton Miller (181 class), Gabby Rodriguez (220 class) and Ericka Hernandez (220 plus class). Miller had a total lift of 605, Rodrogiuez had a 555 total and Hernandez totaled 875. Alexis Cerda was third in the 165 class with a 570 totoal and Roma Gallardo was fifth in the 148 class, getting a total lift of 445. For the Apaches, Jamie Tellez won the 181 class and was named the Outstanding Boys lifter (181-super heavyweight) at the meet. He had a total of 1,165. Jose Contreras won the 220 class with a 1,120 total, Alex Ortiz was second in the 132 class with 760 total, Walter Hood placed third in the 242 class with 1,140, Trent Schauer came in fourth place in the 181 class with 875 and Kenneth Hernandez was fifth in the 198 class with 935. The Hallettsville boys came in third place at the meet. Drew Haas won the 148 class with a 1,015 total and Jacob Baker was fifth with 700. Seth Grasshoff was second in the 165 class with 970. Kaden Hardt won the 198 class with a total of 1,175. Eddie Lopez was second in the 220 class with 1,085 and Dillon Steffek was first in the 275 class with 1,265. • The Yoakum Bulldogs came in third place in their own meet with 24 points, Cuero was seventh with 12 points and Nixon-Smiley came in ninth with five points. For the Bulldogs, Cody Faust was fourth in the 114 class with 545, Gabriel James Garcia placed fifth in the 123 class with a total of 480, Michael Chomout was eighth in the 132 class with 695, Juan Gonzales was second in the 148 class with 1,010, Nathan Thiry was fourth with a total of 915, Jared Garza finished runner up in the 165 class with 1,135 and Ricky Camarillo totaled 965 for fifth place in the 181 class. Gabriel Garcia came in second in the 242 class with 1,370 and Neal Formolo followed with a total of 1,180. Krystian Brzozowski was seventh in the 242 class with 1,030 and Carson Klesel was No. 12 in the 275 class with 850. For Nixon-Smiley, Tom Palacio was third in the 132 class with 850, Hector Campos was seventh in the 165 class with 975, Riley Samford was fourth in the 198 with a total of 875, Oscar Torres was ninth in the 220 class with 1,050. For the Gobblers, Carl Lindley was third in the 114 class with a 560 total, Triston Barefield was sixth in the 148 class with a 900 total, Travis Zavesky was No. 18 with 640 and Abraham Ramirez was was sixth in the 165 class with 1,065. Wesley Roberts was runner up in the 198 with 1,015 and Hunter Dogggett followed with a total of 885. Brandon Trevino was fifth in the 220 class with 1,085, Andrew Munoz was sixth in the 275 class with 1,075 and Diego Hernandez was sixth in the super heavyweight with 1,035.


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UIL executive committee set to hear appeals

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AUSTIN— The State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League will convene at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, at the UIL Building in Austin to determine the eligibility of a student athlete and discuss alleged UIL rule violations. Water Valley High School will appeal a District 14-1A Executive Committee Decisions Regarding Eligibility of a Student Athlete, Section 443, Changing Schools for Athletic Reasons. Bryan Rudder High School will appeal the Violation of Section 1208(j) (3), Ejection from a contest while on Probation. Coach Daryl Mason. Franklin High School will appeal of Section 1208, Ejection from a contest, Coach Shad Reed. The State Executive Committee meeting is an open meeting and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

Class 3A 1. LaVega (26-0) 2. Argyle (24-1) 3. Navasota (24-3) 4. West Oso (20-4) 5. Yoakum (20-4) 6. Lubbock Estacado (15-8) 7. Celina (19-4) 8. Bridge City (24-3) 9. Dalhart (18-4) 10. Ford (19-4) 11. Levelland (17-5) 12. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (18-4) 13. Hondo (17-2) 14. Melissa (16-2) 15. Fairfield (17-6) 16. Brownwood (16-5) 17. Wylie (18-5) 18. La Vernia (18-5) 19. Bullard (185) 20. Needville (17-5) 21. Big Spring (16-4) 22. Geronimo Navarro (18-5) 23. Stafford (16-3) 24. Canyon Lake (17-6) 25t. West Orange-Stark (15-6) 25t. Liberty Hill (14-9) Class 2A 1. Brock (22-2) 2. Sunnyvale (25-0) 3. Central Heights (25-0) 4. San Antonio Cole (27-1) 5. Hallettsville (23-3) 6. Grandview (21-2) 7. Rogers (20-3) 8. Alba-Golden (18-3) 9. Winnsboro (23-3) 10. Cisco (18-1) 11. Franklin (17-5) 12. Winona (15-3) 13. Sonora (20-4) 14. Wall (17-4) 15. Tuscola Jim Ned (16-5) 16. Woodville (18-4) 17. Bells (16-6) 18. Life Oak Cliff (14-6) 19. Rivercrest (14-4) 20. Karnes City (21-6) 21. Jourdanton (18-6) 22. Jarrell (20-3) 23. Union Grove (16-4) 24. Canadian (17-3) 25t. Olton (18-6) 25t. Farmersville (14-5) Class 1A Division 2 1. Roscoe Highland (17-0) 2. Calvert (17-0) 3. Frost (16-2) 4. Follett (18-1) 5. Lipan (22-1) 6. Morgan (15-2) 7. Buckholts (15-4) 8. Clyde Eula (19-4) 9. Chireno (20-4) 10. London (17-2) 11. Miami (16-4) 12. Cross Plains (13-4) 13. Evant (11-3) 14. Moulton (14-4) 15. Walnut Springs (14-6) 16. Gorman (12-4) 17. Leakey (11-3) 18. Evant (10-3) 19. Leggett (15-4) 20. Goodrich (16-6) 21. Nazareth (15-3) 22. Hermleigh (10-4) 23. Strawn (15-7) 24. Cotton Center (12-4) 25T. Saint Jo (13-8) 25T. Paducah (12-7)

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Gonzales Junior High’s Kalub Carrizales (above) dishes the ball to a teammate Thursday in the Gonzales 8th B’s 26-18 win over La Grange. Carrizales had 13 points. Kieran Grant (right) takes a shot over some La Grange player Thursday in the Apaches’ narrow 11-9 win

ALL-CANNON: Volleyball honor roll saluted
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Academic All-District, 26-3A All-District MVP Setter. Rachel Saulnier, sr,Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 5 assists per game, 2 digs per game Tiffani Shellenbarger sr, Cuero, 82 kills, 33 blocks, 547 assists, 343 digs, 33 aces. Academic All-State, Academic All-District, Honorable Mention AllDistrict. Heather Henneke, sr, Hallettsville, 271 assists, 77 kills, 32 aces,2 block assists, 9 solo blocks, 73 digs in district, First Team All District Libero Madison Musik , jr, Gonzales, 19 aces, 298 good serve receptions, 207 digs Shelby Pesek , sr, Yoakum, 13 aces, 161 points, 5 kills, 15 assists, 329 receiving, 230 digs, Academic All-District, 26-3A 2nd Team All-District. Jaycie Orsak ,sr, Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 4 digs per game, 2.3 pass ratio, .5 aces per game Justyce Turner, jr Cuero, 31 kills, 5 assists, 536 digs, 2013 First Team All-

District, District



Outside Hitter Julianna Rankin, sr,Shiner 281 kills, 315 digs, 35 blocks, 91 aces Danyelle Glass sr, Gonzales, 11 aces, 85% serve percentage, 125 kills, 203 good serve receptions, 17 total blocks, 123 digs Reagan Renken, sr, Yoakum, 18 aces, 169 points, 160 kills, 10 assists, 182 receiving, 10 blocks, 133 digs, 26-3A Honorable Mention Chandler Fike, sr, Flatonia, 187 kills, 142 digs, 33 aces, 11 solo blocks Savannah Flood, soph, Flatonia , 169 kills, 14 solo blocks, 19 aces, 27 digs Samantha Siegel, sr, Shiner St. Paul, First Team All-District, Second-Team All-State 5 kills per set, pass rate of 2.6 out of 3, 1 ace per set. 6 digs per set, led district in kills and aces. Emily Harper, jr , Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 1 ace per game, 2 kills per game, 2 digs per game Missy Odom, jr, Cuero, 194 kills, 85 blocks, 251 digs, 34 aces, 2013 1st Team All-District Madison Schindler, sr,

Hallettsville, 112 kills, 178 digs, 30 aces, 5 block assists, 7 blocks in district Middle Blocker Amanise Coleman,sr, Shiner, 273 kills, 125 blocks, 72 digs Kendall Fougerat, jr, Gonzales, 11 aces, 98.4% serve percentage, 94 kills, 99 good serve receptions 29 total blocks, 106 digs Molly Barnick, soph, Gonzales,3 aces, 61 kills, 13 assists, 27 good serve receptions, 40 total blocks 17 digs Jaccari Hights ,sr, Yoakum, 1 ace, 6 points, 130 kills, 17 assists, 22 receiving, 103 blocks, 68 digs, 26-3A All-District, Academic All-District Savannah Martinez, sr, Nixon-Smiley, 147 kills, 90.2 service Jacy Pawelek, sr, Shiner St Paul, 3 kills per set, 7 digs per set , 2.6 pass rating,. 92% service percentage First Team All-District Martina Stavinoha frosh, Cuero, 297 kills, 198 blocks, 86 digs, 2013 New Comer of the year Kaelen Sievers, soph, Cuero, 155 kills, 132 blocks, 92 digs, 27 aces, 2013 Second Team AllDistrict

Honorable Mention Tabitha Blaschke, jr, Shiner,, middle blocker, 140 kills, 133 blocks, 56 digs Danielle Flowers, jr, Gonzales, setter, 19 aces, 96.3% serve percentage, 136 assists, 73 digs Faith Hagan, jr, Yoakum, right side/setter, 27 aces, 136 kills, 203 assists, 316 receiving, 28 blocks, 227 digs, 26-3A First Team All-District, Academic AllState Mia Knetig, soph, Cuero, setter, 47 kills, 323 assists, 210 digs, 35 aces, 2013 Second Team All District, All-District Academic Emmarie Johnson senior, Cuero,outside hitter,2013 Honorable Mention All-District, Academic All-District, Selected to Victoria Chick Fila All Star Game Claire Patterson, Luling, All-District Emma Wick, jr, Hallettsville,1 assist, 64 kills, 61 digs, 35 aces, 2 block assists, Second Team All District Cassidy Targac, sr, Hallettsville, 5 assists, 53 kills, 26 digs, 9 aces, 6 block assists, 3 solo blocks, Second Team All District

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Fast start lifts Prairie Lea past Waelder girls, 49-18

Gonzales Lady Apaches head coach Valerie Akpan and Yoakum Lady Bulldog boss Zach Burleson reached a consensus following Yoakum’s 62-43 win over Gonzales on Friday. That the No.6 Lady Bulldogs are a very good team and that Gonzales played very well. “Give Yoakum credit. They are a great team,” Akpan said. “We played great. I feel it’s the best we have played this season.” “Gonzales played exceptionally well and I was very impressed,” Burleson said. “We still have to work on rebounding. Yoakum out rebounded us and I think that was the difference in the game,” Akpan said The Lady Apaches got quick two-out-of-three baskets early in the game due to positive energy. “We were confident to start the game,” Akpan said.

Yoakum (20-4, 3-0) rallied to take an 18-8 lead after the first quarter and held a 29-19 lead at intermission. “We took better care of the ball and started making our shots,” Burleson said. ‘It was a tough night for us just because what Gonzales was able to do but we weathered the storm.” To open the third quarter, Yoakum made three field goals, including a pair of three-point shots, within a minute or so, to gain control of the game. “We were fortunate to come up with a turnover or two,” Burleson added. Akpan was pleased with how her team handled the rivalry game. “We are learning from each game and we have to put it all together,” she said. Tajerrica Smith and Kelsey Hardy guided Gonzales to an 8-5 lead about halfway through the opening quarter. Callie Witte and Desiree Garza nailed a couple

of triples to put the Lady Bulldogs ahead 12-8. Witte took a pass from Jaccari Hights and hit a three to give Yoakum an 18-8 lead at the end of first quarter. Renae Camarillo smoked a couple of tres in the second period to bring Gonzales within six, 20-14. A three by Garza put Yoakum ahead 24-14, Smith answered with another three-point shot and the Lady ‘Dogs ended the quarter on a 5-2 run as Celine Markert and Latrice Brown converted field goals. To start the third period, Witte hit two long-range efforts and Hights made a basket as Yoakum flung out eight points for a 37-19 lead. Smith got a triple to bring Gonzales to within 37-22 and Yoakum then scored six straight points. The Lady Apaches concluded the frame with six straight points as Smith hit two jumpers and Claudia Franklin got a steal, dished the ball to Camarillo who

passed to Hardy for the basket. Hights and Garza helped Yoakum start the fourth frame with a 49-28 advantage. The teams traded blows for a couple of minutes — Camarillo got a three, Markert assisted on a Beth Moehlman basket, Franklin got an offensive board and scored, Garza and Hights made baskets, Smith made another triple and Camisha Williams scored for Yoakum, putting her team ahead 60-39. The Lady Apaches then scored four of the next six points to end the game.
Yoakum 62, Gonzales 43 Yoakum 18 11 14 19-62 Gonzales 8 11 9 15-43 Yoakum: Desiree Garza 6 0-0 15, Callie Witte 4 2-4 14, Jacarri Hights 6 2-5 14, Latrice Brown 5 0-4 10, Celine Markert 2 1-2 5, Beth Moehlman 1 0-0 2, Camisha Williams 1 0-2 2. Totals 25 5-17 62 Gonzales:Tarjerrica Smith 9 0-2 23, Renae Camarillo 3 0-0 9, Kelsey Hardy 3 0-0 6, Amanda Dixson 1 0-0 2, Claudia Franklin 1 0-0 2, Jordan Pitman 0 1-2 1. Totals 17 1-4 43.

Callie Witte (33) puts up a shot as Lady Apache players Jordan Pitman (25) and Danielle Flowers (13) attempt to make a defensive play. (Photo by Mark Lube)

WAELDER — The Prairie Lea Lady Arrows caught fire in the first quarter and carried the momentum to a 49-18 win over Waelder Tuesday night at Waelder ISD Gymnasium. Shelli Hardaway made the first field goal and hit one of two in Prairie Lea’s first trip to the free-throw line. Mariah Tahak made two buckets, including a three and Hardaway hit another field goal to put the Lady Arrows ahead 10-0. Waelder begin to settle in as Kelsey Gonzales made a jumper, later got an offensive board and fed Chelsea

Nichols for the shot that brought the Lady Wildcats to within 10-5. Prairie Lea then closed out the frame with 15 of 16 points as Nia Rivas, Ceanna Cantrell and Tahak took turns converting field goals. The teams traded threepoint baskets to kick off the second quarter of action and the Lady Arrows ended action with a 5-2 run to hold a 33-12 advantage to head into the break Prairie Lea opened the third period with the first eight points and Waelder made a recovery as Yasmin Porter hit two shots to bring the home team to within 41-16. The frame concluded with a bucket

from Tahak and the Lady Arrows held a 43-16 advantage. Prairie Lea wrapped up the contest with six of eight points in the fourth quarter. Marissa Ramirez scored the Lady ‘Cats’ lone bucket at the start, on the pass from Nichols.
Prairie Lea 49, Waelder 18 Prairie Lea 25 8 10 6—49 Waelder 6 6 4 2—18 Prairie Lea: Nia Rivas 9 0-0 18, Mariah Tahak 5 0-0 14, Shelli Hardaway 4 1-6 9, Ceanna Cantrell 4 0-0 8, Marcheyell Lewis 0 0-2 0. Totals 22 1-8 49. Waelder: Chelsea Nichols 2 1-8 7, Marissa Ramirez 2 1-2 5, Yasmin Porter 2 0-0 4, Kelsey Gonzales 1 0-2 2, Julissa Avila 0 0-2 0. Totals 7 2-12 18.

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Marissa Ramirez eyeballs a pass from Julissa Avila (13) Tuesday evening in Waelder’s home loss to Praire Lea. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Aggieland scored the first 12 points of the second frame and the ‘Cats countered with five of nine points with a bucket from Tracey Moore and a triple from Gonzales. Ibarra made a three to bring Waelder to within 28-20 but the Panthers hit a free throw to up the lead to 29-20 at halftime. The Panthers really took control in the third quarter with a 13-0 run, paced by eight points from Linder. Waelder got five points from Ibarra In the second half, Jeremy Gonzales dribbles past but later was down 47-26 John Hale. (Photo by Mark Lube) to start the fourth quar-

ter. Then the ‘Cats heated up with 11 of the first 14 points — Stephen Ewing passed to Ibarra for a two-point shot, Moore made a free throw and later scored on a layup after a feed from Ewing. Ibarra and Gonzales both sank a three to bring Waelder to within 51-37. Ewing got a steal and score and later a Gonzales steal turned into a basket by Ibarra to bring Waelder to within 5241. Ewing made a couple of free throws and Ibarra sank a three to bring Waelder within 52-46

with 2:17 left to play. Closer to the end, Gonzales hit a long-range shot with eight seconds to go to provide the final score as the Panthers were able to hold off Waelder. Waelder would have played Prairie Lea in district but the Indians had to cancel the remainder of their season just after the break due to inadequate numbers. President scrambled to fill the hole and was able to arrange for Aggieland Home School Panthers, out of College Station, to make the trip to Waelder. The Panthers has some height on their

team,capped by Jeremiah Allen who stands at 6 feet, 8 inches. “We will not see 6-8 players in our region,” President said. Waelder is now 22-7 on the season.
Aggieland Home School 59, Waelder 51 Aggieland 12 17 18 12—59 Waelder 12 8 6 25—51 Aggieland Home School: John Hale 4 7-8 16, Ben Linder 8 0-0 14, John Thomas 4 1-2 9, Peter Hamiter 4 0-0 8, Jeremiah Allen 2 1-4 5, Jackson Rolla 2 0-0 4, Caleb Postman 0 3-6 3. Totals 24 12-20 59. Waelder: Caleb Ibarra 10 1-2 27, Tracey Moore 4 3-4 11, Jeremy Gonzales 4 0-2 11, Stephen Ewing 0 2-2 2. Totals 18 6-10 51.

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end. “It took a team effort to stage a comeback and we just came up a little short,” Yoakum head coach Joe Mireles, Sr. said. “Gonzales played a great game against us.” The Apaches opened the game with a 6-0 lead as Jordan Johnson got an early offensive board and turned it into a three-point play. Joe Ryan Carrizales came up with a defensive board at the opposite end

and threaded a pass to Aaron Hunt who drained a triple. Yoakum then scored four of the next six points on plays by Chase Hermes. Gonzales then ended the period on an 8-2 run as Tyshawn Erskin hit a three, assisted on a Darrance James layup and Hunt connected on another long-range shot. In the second period, Hunt converted his third three-point shot of the game to give the Apaches a 25-9 advantage. Gonzales continued to control the tempo as James put

back a missed shot, Johnson scored after a pass from Erskin and Wade Miller hit a shortrange basket. Yoakum ended the frame on a good note as Joe Mireles, Jr. made a triple after a feed from Jared Garza. In the third quarter, scoring seemed to be sparse for the Apaches at first while Yoakum got a bucket from Hermes and a trio of free throws from Timmy Blakeney. Gonzales bounced back with a three-point play by

James to go up 36-17 but the Bulldogs ended the quarter on an 11-2 run. Yoakum continued its comeback attempt as Hermes converted a three-point play and Justin Brown sank a couple of baskets to bring them within 41-35. Later, Yoakum was within 41-37 with 1:40 left in the fourth. The Apaches missed some free throws and Hermes scored to bring Yoakum to within 4139 with 12.78 seconds left. A layup by Hights allowed

the ‘Dogs to tie the game at 4141 with just four seconds left. In overtime, James worked to put Gonzales back in the lead at 44-41 and Hights came through for Yoakum with a three to tie the game with 1:53 left in the period. The Apaches then went on a 7-3 run to lead 51-47 with 21 seconds left. Alyas Ramirez dropped in two free throws at the 0:05 mark for a 53-47 and Yoakum got just one more point, a free throw by Mireles, Jr with under six seconds to

Gonzales 53, Yoakum 47 (OT) Yoakum 6 6 16 13 7—48 Gonzales 16 15 7 3 12—53 Yoakum: Chase Hermes 6 3-3 15, Joe Mireles, Jr. 2 3-6 9, Justin Brown 4 1-2 9, TJ Hights 3 0-0 8, Timmy Blakeney 0 3-3 3, Will Thurmond 0 2-2 2, Casey Morrow 0 1-2 1, Glenn Lowe 0 1-2 1. Totals 15 14-20 48 Gonzales: Jordan Johnson 8 2-7 18, Darrance James 7 2-3 16, Aaron Hunt 3 0-2 9, Tyshawn Erskin 1 0-3 3, Joe Ryan Carrizales 1 1-4 3, Wade Miller 1 0-0 2, Alyas Ramirez 0 2-4 2. Totals 21 7-21 53.

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points, Megan Guerra scored three points, with Natalie Trammell, Brooke Hester and Celeste Arriage finishing with a single point each. For Hallettsville,Imari Grant scored 14 points Cassidy Targac and Heather Henneke each deposited 12 points, Emma Wick and Kasey Hairell finished with 11 points and Danishia Silgero chipped in seven points. Nixon-Smiley came back with an 84-30 win over Stockdale on Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs led 19-3 after the first quarter and outscored Stockdale23-12 in the second frame. NixonSmiley scored 24 of 31 points in the third quarter and closed out the win with an 18-8 run in the fourth period. Martinez dropped in 23 points, Mejia netted 14 points, Alvarez and Arriaga chipped in 12 points, Megan Guerra added 10 points, Lexi Trammell had five points, and the pair of Natalie Trammell and Christy Perez finished with four points each. The win boosts the Lady Mustangs to 14-11 and 4-3. • The Flatonia Bulldogs fell to Weimar, 52-35, on Friday. Weimar took a 15-9 lead after action in the first quarter and outscored Flatonia 16-9 in the second period. The Wildcats scored nine of 15 points in the third quarter and held a 12-11 scoring advantage in the last eight minutes. Casen Novak led the ‘Dogs with 14 points, Wyatt Wehmeyer bagged nine points, Matt Rowell finished with five points,

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The Nixon-Smiley Mustangs tore into Stockdale, 79-43, on Friday. The Mustangs led 23-8 after one quarter and 43-10 at halftime. Nixon-Smiley held a 17-14 run in the third and the teams split 38 points in the fourth quarter. Garrett Earlywine led the Mustangs with 19 points, Samuel Moore bagged 16 points, Jordan Van Auken had 13 points, Nick Pena bagged 12 points, Devon Warzecha had nine points, Jared Van Auken had bucketed six points, Luis Limo and David Miles each finished with two points. •The Gonzales Lady Apaches fell in their second district game after a 55-36 setback to Giddings on Jan. 7. Gonzales fell to 0-4 in district with a 48-36 loss to Cuero on Tuesday. Tajerrica Smith had 13 points to lead Gonzales, Jordan Pitman had five points, Renae Camarillo and Kelsey Hardy scored four points each, Ericka Hernandez, Amanda Dixson and Claudia Franklin bagged two points each. For Cuero, Martina Stavinoha dropped in 15 points, Jaslyn Mathis netted eight points, Chelsea Veit scored six points, Emmarie Johnson had five points,Missy Odom booked four points, Kyra Johnson and Mary Kate Krueger bagged three points, Kaylyn Sievers and Courtney Clark sank two points. •The Gonzales Apaches lost their final nondistrict game to Canyon Lake, 52-39, on Jan. 7. Jordan Johnson bagged 13 points, Tyshawn Er-

Yoakum Jaccari Hights (left) and Claudia Franklin of Gonzales scramble for possession of a loose ball on Friday. Yoakum won the 26-3A game 62-43. (Photo by Mark Lube) Jacob Barta scored four and Reid Leopold fin- 31-21 to improve to 3-4 points, Will Bruns sank ished with one point. For and 2-3. Garrett Rickman two points and Samuel Nixon-Smiley, Moore scored 10 points and was Netrol scored one point. sank 16 points, Warzecha 5-for-6 from the free• The Shiner Lady Co - had 11 points, Earlywine throw line. Trevian Mcmanches picked up a bagged six points, Pena Neil had nine points and non-district win Friday had another five points, six blocks. against Victoria Cobras, Limon and Jared Van The 7th B team won 60-30. Amanise Coleman Auken neted four points 11-9 with Kieran Grant led Shiner with 24 points, while Treon Fatheree scoring four points, Gavin Shamyra Coleman had sank two points. Navarro bagged three 10 points, Kori Landman Hallettsville defeated points with Cole Henderbanked seven points, Ju- Moulton, 56-44, in a non- shot and Luis Leija sinklianna Rankin had five district game on Monday. ing two points each. points, Mackinley Pilat Landon McAfee sank 16 The 7th A team lost a and Jenna Berkovsky had points for Hallettsville, close one, 29-28. Matthew four points each while Grounds scored nine Velasquez bucketed 13 Sarah Neal, Lenae Krem- points, McGee finished points, Marvin Cardoza ling and Jennifer Hartl with seven points, Dowell netted eight points, Seth had two points each. and Herrington bucketed Gibson had three points The Lady Comanches six points, Kaylon Massey with Taylor Andrews and won their district opener and Mican dropped in Ja’corveon Walton sinking Tuesday at Ganado, 45- three points, Cale Shimek two points each. 30. and Tim Sheppard had • The Gonzales 7th • The Shiner Coman - two points while Court- A team lost on the road ches fell in district to land Janak bagged one to La Grange on ThursGanado, 49-44, on Tues- point. day with Destiny Hunt day. Blake Mraz bagged For Moulton, Matt Or- dropping in eight points, 14 points, Justin Stovall sak had 16 points, Den- Alexis Ramirez scored six banked 11 points, Chad nis Lopez banked in six points and Jordan MalNeubauer dropped in points, Mario Pineda and danado chipped in four eight points, Rigo Ba- Juan Hernandez had five points. ray deposited five points points, Nicholas Perez The Gonzales 8th B with Ethan Berger, Kris scored three points, Tan- team fell to La Grange, Hampton and Colby Jahn ner Nicholas-Ranton and with Jayden Eckols and chipping in two points Jaydon Nieto had two Paige Cantu scoring the each. points each. points. • The Cuero Lady Gob • The Poth Lady Pirates The Gonzales 8th A blers picked up a district defeated Luling Lady Ea- team defeated the Lady win against Smithville, gles, 68-22, on Friday. Leps, 24-15, with 14 42-32, on Friday. Odom • The Poth Pirates edged points from Haley Garled Cuero with 12 points, Luling, 41-38, on Tuesday. za. Amerie White, Isabel Emmarie Johnson had The Eagles led 12-6 after Martinez, Seidy Villegas, 10 points, Stavinoha and one quarter and 16-9 at Karla Mireles and FernanMathis each had seven halftime. Poth scored 12 da Velasquez scored two points, with Veit and of 18 to trail just 22-21 to points each. Krueger finishing with enter the fourth quarter • The Gonzales 7th and three points each. where it outscored Luling 8th girls A teams played • The Hallettsville 20-16. Josh Alvarez had at the Shiner Tournament Brahmas beat Nixon- 12 points, Reece Franks this weekend, both comSmiley 56-48 on Friday. scored nine points, Juan ing in third place. Leading The Brahmas led 16-9 Ordonez, Birar Bullock scorers for the 7th A team after one quarter and and Rene Casarez had were Destiny Hunt with 33-19 at halftime. Both four points, Taylen Moore 10 points, Yaslyn Mayteams had 10 points in and Daryl Carter dropped berry and Alexis Ramirez the third quarter and in two points while Bren- bagged four points each, Nixon-Smiley held a 19- den Cubit had one point. and Jordan Maldanado 13 edge in the fourth box. • The Gonzales ju- scored two points. For Hallettsville, Jima- nior high boys took on For the 8th A team, rio Grounds scored 16 La Grange on Thursday Haley Garza had a good points, Landon McAfee at home. The 8th B team weekend with 24 points. had 14 points, Dalton won 26-18 to improve to Amerie White, Cameron Herrington dropped in 2-3. Kalub Carrizales led Kluting and Desaray Ro11 points, Walker Dow- the team with 13 points, driguez had six points Waelder 2012 graduate and University of Mary Hardin Baylor sophomore Zach ell had 10 points, Tren- Corey Anzaldua and IG each, and Isabel Martinez, Ramirez will be spending the spring semester studying abroad in London, Eng- ton McGee chipped in Franklin bagged four Fernanda Velazquez and five points, Hunter Mi- points each. Karla Mireles chipped in land. Shown with Zach is mother Olivia, father Adam and sister Marissa. can scored two points The 8th A team won two points each. skin sank 12 points, Aar-

Alyas Ramirez chipped in four points, Jared Smit bagged three points and Wade Miller concluded the contest with two points. •The St. Paul girls bas ketball team dropped a close game to New Braunfels Christian Academy on Jan. 7, 46-43. The Lady Cardinals forged a 14-13 lead after the first quarter but were outscored by NBCA 15-7 in the second period. NBCA took a 39-30 after action in the third quarter and the Lady Cardinals scored 13 of 20 points in the fourth quarter. Jacy Pawelek led St. Paul on the scoreboard with 23 points, Natalie Jackson had seven points, Jordan Pawelek, Shaelynn Malatek and Christina Squyres had four points each, and Ashlyn Patek finished with one point. Malatek had five rebounds, Malatek and Patek had three assists each, Sqyres had three steals with Malatek, Jordan Pawelek and Jacy Pawelek getting one block each. • The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs dropped a district game, 67-44, to Hallettsville on Friday. The Lady Brahmas took a 24-3 lead after the first quarter and outscored Nixon-Smiley 13-11 in the second box. The Lady Mustangs managed a 19-16 run in the third period and Hallettsville closed out the game with 13 of 24 points in the fourth quarter. Tyhanna Mejia led the Lady Mustangs with 17 points, Savannah Martinez scored 12 points, Alena Alvarez bagged nine

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Gonzales junior Bailey Connell competed in the 60-meter hurdles at an indoor track meet last weekend at Texas A&M University in College Station. She com- Chase Hermes looks for a way inside, past Alyas Ramirez and Joe Ryan Carrizapleted the short race in 108 seconds, finishing in No. 64 in the preliminaries. les in Gonzales’ 53-47 overtime win over Yoakum Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Missing Bull: White faced Brangus with black body. Left ear Tag 34. Lost around Thursday 1-9-14 on FM 1296. 1 year old. Reward offered for return. 857-6514. -------------------------Found: Female Dachsund, reddish color. Under 2 years old. Call 830-8574012. -------------------------Found: Male, Jack Russell & Terrier mix dog on 11/27/13 off Hwy. 80 & 466. Has not been fixed. Call 830-556--4051. -------------------------Lost: Black & Tan mixed Breed Dog on 11-28-2013 on CR 289. Answers to “Bade” has injured back leg. Call 830437-5402 if found. --------------------------

Busco por una pareja de baile. Busco por una mujer que quiere bailer.Una que sabe como bailar o que quiere aprender bailes. Yo bailo swing, hustle, tango , waltz, 2 step, salsa, meringue, cha cha, y unos oltros bailes. Llamame a 832 235 9662 Soy Americano y hablo Espanol. 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. -------------------------FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327. ---------------------------------------

Wrangler Trucking is seeking reliable, trustworthy CDL Drivers. Vacuum Trailers. Located at 2006 Robertson, Gonzales. Call 361396-2606 for more information. -------------------------Help Wanted: Cooks & Dishwashers. Apply at Edna’s Diner in Luling, 175 E. Hwy. 90, Luling, besides Love’s Truck Stop. -------------------------Mr. Taco is now hiring for all positions. Apply in person at 726 Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales. -------------------------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.

Low Boy Trailer. 5x10. $625. 361208-3565 anytime. -------------------------For Sale. 140 joints of 2 3/8 pip. $5,600 firm. 830-480-8098. -------------------------For Sale: Lincoln 225 Amp Arc Welder. $175. Call 830263-1511. -------------------------For Sale: Modern Coke Vending Machine. Cans, Bottles, adjustable bin. Bill changer. Runs great. $425/obo. 830-339-9087. -------------------------Juicer - Jack Lalane. Used 5 times. $60. Perfect condition. 830-263-2482. -------------------------Food Lovers Diet Kit as seen on TV. Meals, $120, will sell for $60. 830-2632482. -------------------------Beautiful size 5, Girls dresses, jeans, tops, leggings, etc. for sale. Name Brands. Like new. Very Reasonable. 830-540-3382. -------------------------New Crop Papershell Pecans available. In-shell, $2.50 lbs or Cracked, $3.00 lb. Contact Jason Pape, 830203-0084 or Jennifer Pape, 830-2030602. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. $500.00. 830-6602526 or 830-5404063. -------------------------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 fits 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. -------------------------Greenhouses for Sale, 30ftx100ft, as is where, you pick up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 & 304. Contact: 281788-7500. -------------------------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 great condition. $5/ pair. 32x29, 32x30, 32x32, 35x30, 35x32, 36x30. One pair 32” waist shorts. Call 830672-1106.
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Moving Garage Sale. Saturday, January 18. 1324 Hilltop Road, Shiner, Tx. 7-Noon. Furniture, washer, dryer, nursing uniforms, men & kids clothes, lots of misc. items.

CASH REGISTER Samsung model #5100 Series. Programmable menu cash register. This register new sells for $695.00. Gently used. Everything works! Comes with box of ribbons! $175.00 obo. 512308-9648. -------------------------PARKING LOT STRIPER Rust-Oeleumbrand push type parking striper. Everything works. Several cans of paint included. $85.00. 512-3089648. -------------------------TV for sale!!!! Like new 19” Vizio digital, flat-screen TV. Seldom used. $80.00. Call 830672-9307.





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Whispering Hills Residential Treatment Center, 4110 FM 609, Flatonia, Texas (IH 10 between San Antonio and Houston) is currently taking applications for Direct Care Staff (4 days on and 4 days off). Salary $30,000.00 plus/yearly depending on experience. Applicants must have a valid Texas DL or ID and Diploma or GED, and be 21 years of age. See employment tab: and fax application to 361-865-3316 or email to





City of Gonzales, Texas Request for Proposals Real Estate Broker Services to sell Real Property Owned by the City of Gonzales OVERVIEW The City of Gonzales is seeking proposals from real estate brokers/ firms to sell real property owned by the City of Gonzales and deemed to be surplus. It is the intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) to have the successful broker/firm, enter into a Professional Services Contract with the City to supply real estate services as outlined herein. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 1. The Complete RFP is available at the City of Gonzales Municipal Building located at 820 St Joseph St. Gonzales, TX 78629 or on the city’s website 2. The Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Real Estate Broker Services” to the City Secretary’s office, 820 St Joseph St., Gonzales, Texas 78629 on or before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at which time they will be publically opened and read. 3. To be considered, firms must submit a complete response to the RFP in the form requested. Firms not responding to items requested in the RFP or indicating exceptions to such items may have their submittals rejected. 4. The City of Gonzales reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or any parts thereof, or to waive any informality or defect in any bid if it is in the best interest of the City of Gonzales. All proposals, plans, and other documents submitted shall become the property of the City of Gonzales. Reponses to this RFP are considered public information and are subject to discovery under the Freedom of Information Act. 5. Respondents are responsible for their own expense in preparing, delivering or presenting a proposal, and for subsequent negotiations with the City of Gonzales, if any. 6. All questions may be directed to the following contact person: Kristina Vega, City Secretary, Phone (830) 672-2815, Email kvega@






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Crocheted Afghans, baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call, 203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------Assembled Dora 20” bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow and knee pads. Used very little. $60. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Arlene or Linda. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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.

$85. Call: 830-5404430.

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. $250. Call 830-8759422, Luling. -------------------------Couch, dresser, buffet. $50 each. Call 830-263-1181.

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, 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.

800-369-6888. Open 7 days a week. (RBI 32896) -------------------------Needed - Used homes, we will Buy

or Trade for your current home. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. 979743-6192. Open to 6pm daily. (RBI32896)

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

GRAND OPENING! Land/Home Packages. 2+ acre lots w/ trees! Starting at $79/ sf. 4 miles north of Gonzales! (830)6204500. ((RBI#36649) -------------------------2014 *NEW* 4Br/3Ba Modular. 2 acres Lots of Trees! 4 miles n orth of Gonzales! (830)620-4500. (RBI#36649) -------------------------Trade-ins & Repos Big or Small, We have them All. 800-3696888. Open till 6 pm 7 days a week. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. (RBI 32896). -------------------------2014 Special - 4 bedroom 2 bath Doublewide, 28x72. Super Energy Package, 1832 sq. ft. Below 60K. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. 979743-6192. Open to 6pm daily. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Used Singles - Special Purchase from U.S. Government Built to coastal Hurricane Codes. 2 or 3 bedroom models. 20092010-2011. Fayette Country Homes,



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. -------------------------Want to Buy: Oliver 60 Tractor. V.A.C. Case Tractor. Run or Not. 361-293-1633. -------------------------5 Bale Hay King Trailer & Bale Flipper Loader. Load hay without getting out of truck. Video on $13,500. 512-5655927.

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply is taking applications for a
Forklift experience required
2031 Water St. (Hwy 183 N) Gonzales Tx 78629

Yard Hand
Apply in person


Apply today – Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing Electrician:
• Knowledgeable with VFD’s • Start and stop stations • Some PLC troubleshooting • Able to work with 3 phase. • Refrigeration (Ammonia exp. a plus) Monday thru Saturday Pay rate based on experience (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

King size sleeper sofa w/loveseat. Burgundy, Green & Navy blue Plaid. $200. 672-2542. -------------------------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. Came out of old Alcalde Hotel. Pretty good shape for age. Still looks good. $100 a piece. 512-292-0070. -------------------------Southwestern Kingsize bed w/complete boxsprings & mattresses. Good condition, washer/ dryer, never been

2001 Buick Regal. 4 dr. 109,000 miles. Very good condition. $4,000. 830857-3705. -------------------------2013 Ford Fusion. All factory warranties. $18,000. Let’s Talk! 830-437-2046. -------------------------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. -------------------------Suzuki Japanese mini truck. 35,450


The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Gonzales is in search of an Equipment Operator I. Under general direction of the Parks Supervisor and as established by City Council, responsible for maintaining, repairing and providing grounds maintenance services at public parks, cemeteries, city owned lots, and city facilities. Also provides grounds maintenance services at sports facilities, including baseball/softball fields, volleyball courts and recreational areas. This may include mowing, weed eating, trimming trees, picking up trash and debris, and cleaning park restrooms throughout all city owned facilities/areas. Must have knowledge of operating light equipment including; city vehicle, mower, weed eater, pole-saw, back pack blower, chain-saw, edger, sprayer, shovel, rake, broom, drill, and other maintenance related tools and equipment. Must be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions, and work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers, and Supervisor. Required Education, Experience, and Certifications: High School Diploma/GED, State of Texas Class C Driver’s License, one-Two years of experience operating light equipment, Non-Commercial Applicator’s Certification is preferred. Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Applications for employment may be found at www.cityofgonzales. org or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629 by January 20, 2014 to be considered for this position. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.

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MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is





SUMMARY: This is an entry level office/clerical position that is responsible for providing customer service by collecting utility payments, taking applications, and assisting customers with questions, complaints, and City-related business. Has constant contact with the public requiring the exercise of courtesy and tact. Maintains records and prepares reports daily. This position directly reports to the Revenue Collection Supervisor for supervision. Essential Job Functions: • Assist customers with new services, questions, complaints, park reservations, permits, disconnects, refunds, re-read requests, account credits, or other related business. • Collect revenue, including utility payments, fines, permits, and fees, either in person at counter or at drive-up window, or by processing payments received through the mail. • Enter cash collections on computer and balance cash drawer receipts with computer records daily. • Operate main telephone and radio systems for the City Office; respond to incoming calls, and dispatch workers and crews on two-way radio as required. • Issue work orders and process completed work-order forms using computer software program. • Research and print utility billing history. • Research and prepare correspondence and letters of credit at request of supervisor. • Type or photocopy reports, files, correspondence or other City-related business for Revenue Collection department, City Hall officials, various supervisors, and other departments as needed. • Maintain and update various permanent records relating to utility services and accounts, park reservations, permits, or other city business as needed. • Under supervision of department supervisor, authorize extensions for payment of delinquent bills. • Use Microsoft Office and other software to complete correspondence and other job assignments. • Other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge and Skills: • Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds. • Must be able to work with patrons from all social groups including; customers, co-workers, supervisor, contractors, electricians, plumbers and salesmen. • Record daily receipts, complete various utility, work order and account forms. Required Education, Experience and Certificates: • High School diploma or equivalent, one year of experience in cash handling and cash reconciliation, and general office or accounting experience recommended. Equipment and Tools Utilized: • Equipment utilized may include typewriter, copier, computer, calculators, printers, fax, sorters, scanner and standard office equipment 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

CITY OF GONZALES Temporary -Revenue Collection Clerk I Revenue Collection


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

The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Gonzales is in search of an Equipment Operator I. Under general direction of the JB Wells Park Supervisor and as established by City Council, responsible for maintaining, repairing and providing grounds-keeping services at park and facility grounds. Also provides grounds maintenance services at sports facilities, including volleyball courts and recreational areas, prepare and maintain rodeo arena, show barn, and set up pens. This may include mowing, weed eating, trimming trees, picking up trash and debris, and cleaning restrooms throughout the JB Wells Park Must have knowledge of operating light equipment including; city vehicle, mower, weed eater, pole-saw, back pack blower, chainsaw, edger, sprayer, shovel, rake, broom, drill, and other maintenance related tools and equipment. Must be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions, and work effectively and cooperatively with co-workers, and Supervisor. Required Education, Experience, and Certifications: High School Diploma/GED, State of Texas Class C Driver’s License, one-Two years of experience operating light equipment. Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Applications for employment may be found at www.cityofgonzales. org or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629 by January 21, 2014 to be considered for this position. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.

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Belmont RV Park. We have FEMA trailers for sale. From $2,500 & up or rent to own. Please call 830-4243600.

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. -------------------------3 bedroom/1 bath - $695 monthly, $675 deposit. Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, Fully Furnished, Central Air/Heat. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-582-6593. -------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3 BR Trailer House, 2 RV Spots. Leesville. 830-433-0603.

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. -------------------------2BR/1BA country home. Fully furnished, nonsmoker. Hwy. 97W. $1,200/mo., $800/ dep. 361-772-7655, after 6 p.m. -------------------------3 bedroom, 2 bath house in Gonzales for rent. Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Microwave, 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. 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.

- with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/workshop located at 339 St. George. Recently Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580. 5.5 Acres for Lease/ Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field yard or residence. Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306. -------------------------Land for lease for oil field service equipment. Prime location. 4 miles N. on 183. 2 1/2 acres. Electric, water, parking, storage. Call 203-0585 or 672-6922. (TFN)

plans available. Call Keith, 512-7570280. -------------------------3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message.



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

Lady looking for work taking care of elderly. Can do homecooking, cleaning, run errands. Have own transportation, References. 361-2128731. -------------------------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@ 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 361-2128731. -------------------------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 sitting job around Gonzales, Cost or on 1116 (Pilgrim Road). I have 20 years experience. Please call Emily, 830-4372727; Cell, 820-2632768.
Call 672-7100 to place your help wanted ads!

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

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

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.

1 BR cabin/apartment for rent. 400 sq. ft. Fully furnished with queen size bed, recliner, TV, microwave, small refrigerator. Free wi-fi and Netflix available. Secluded on 15 wooded acres with gated access. Ideal for 1 person but will accommodate 2 people max. $850 per month includes all utilities and weekly cleaning. One R/V site also available. $450 per month includes utilities. For more info call 830857-1418 or 830857-0986. -------------------------Efficiency Apartment. Lake Gonzales. Weekly and monthly rates. Utilities. TV provided. No pets. non-smoking. Bob. 830-2039790. Have pictures. -------------------------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

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

IN GONZALES - Historic Charm, Modern Conveniences. 2BR-1BA Duplex. All electric, AC/Heat, insulated, ceiling fans, appliances. Carpet, vinyl, paneling. Tub, shower, utility room. Separate yard with sprinkler system, deck porch. No pets, no smoking in unit. $800 + deposit & references. 830672-2227. -------------------------Nixon Area. 3/2, like new, CA/CH, washer/dryer hookups. $1,000 per month. 830-857-6921. -------------------------1-bedroom country cottage. Located four miles west of Belmont on Highway 90-A. Partly furnished. Water and garbage pickup paid for. No smoking. No pets. $600 a month with $400 deposit. Credit check required. Call 830-379-0118. -------------------------Beautiful home for lease, 1527 Donovan Street, 5 bd/3 1/2 bath, great location. 830-875-3315. -------------------------Home for rent. 507 St. Michael. 1,700 Sq. ft, 3/2. $1,050/ mo., $600/dep. 830832-3163. -------------------------2BR/1bath, central air/heat, newly remodeled furnished country home home located 8 miles East of Gonzales. $1,200/mo. utilities included. No smokers & no pets. 830-263-0910. -------------------------House in the country for rent. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. See to appreciate. Security

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!

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.

Office space for rent. 19’x15’. Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Electricity included. $500 a month. 512694-6430. -------------------------Office space for rent. 10’x10’ space in Nixon. Furniture included. 830-8576921. -------------------------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

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.
Accolade Hospice, a regional faith based company, is looking for a caring and compassionate Registered Nurse to serve our patients. Accolade Home Care offers competitive salaries, mileage reimbursement, generous PTO benefits, health and life insurance options, a 401k program, and an excellent work environment. To learn more about an opportunity with Accolade Hospice, please contact Judy Cretors at 361-293-9099 or you may email your resume to

Benefits include:


HELP WANTED 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.





SPU Operator

Required: High school diploma or GED and the ability to:

Preference will be given to applicants with: • 1+ years trade school education • Supervisory potential • 2 years of industrial or plant work experience • Forklift experience

• Learn operation of plant processing equipment • Work 4 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

All applicants must apply through their local Texas Workforce Solutions Office. Request an application for BYK Additives Inc.

BYK Additives Inc. Gonzales, TX
BYK Additives Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

$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.

Book - $5,190. Will negotiate. Call 830-875-9126 for more information, 8-5pm. -------------------------Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently buying pre-owned Harleys. Looking to sell your Harley? Call Jon Camareno at 830-624-2473.

$2,500. Charles Nunes, 830-2030477. -------------------------FOR SALE: Beautiful Bay Mare ( brood mare) 14 yrs. Excellent bloodline (Three Bars & Leo). All offers considered. Pics available upon request: amazin_grace454@ Ph: #. 830-560-0238. -------------------------Fancy Feathers Bantams. Feather Duster Roos. Colors, pairs, $20. Will deliver to Gonzales. 512-272-5147. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------For Sale: 2 & 3 year old red & black Brangus Bulls. No Papers. Good selection. Call 830-4375772. -------------------------Black Limousin and Angus Heifers and Bulls, Gentle Increase your weaning weights. Established breeder since 1971. Delivery available 979 5616148 . -------------------------For Sale: Registered Polled Hereford Bulls. 8-22 mths old. Heifers also, 8 months to 2 years. 830-540-4430. -------------------------WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------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.

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 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 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.

yard or residence. Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306. -------------------------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. -------------------------Wanted to lease land for cattle grazing. Must have water and fences. Contact Mitchell Hardcastle, 830857-4544.

Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting & Repairs. Licensed and Insured. 830437-5747. -------------------------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.

Willing to mow lawns in morning or evening. Also will do weedeating. Not affiliated with any company’s. 830263-0909. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Will also mow oilfield yards or large oil related businesses. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost. No job too large or too small. 830-2634181.(TFN)

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.

ANUE Pet Grooming. 7 days a week. Hand/Scissor Cut. Small, $20 & $30; Medium, $35 & $40; Medium/Large, $45. Ask for Susan. 361-258-1505.

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. -------------------------I am looking for a sitter for my 6 year old daughter for before and after school a few days a week. Preferably someone who can come to my home. References and experience required. Contact me at 830203-9159. -------------------------Child care in home. I have 2 openings, Curriculum and meals included. Please call for details. 830-263-0058.

Get your heat lamps, feeders & waterers now for Stock Shows. 20% Sale on all belts in stock & chain feder parts & supplies. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul St., Gonzales. -------------------------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. -------------------------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

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.
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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, $295/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955. -------------------------RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921.



5.5 Acres for Sale or Lease. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp loops, and 100 yds off Hwy. 80 w/good county road frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make a perfect oil field

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.

3-2-1 on Thornton St. Central Heat and air, galvalume roof. Needs a little work. $60,000 cash. Sold “As Is.”: Call Eddie at 210-872-1347, Southeast, REALTORS. --------------------------

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424 Acres. Cheapside. Pens, tanks, some oaks. $3,850 CONTRACT PENDING per acre. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 weekSOLD end home. Cabin. New Barn. $595,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 70 Acres. Yorktown/Goliad. Great building sites. Live oaks, SOLD brush, hay field. Water wells. Some minerals. $5,500/ acres. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 106 Acres. Rockport. Minutes to water, fine dining. Good oaks, coastal bermuda. Nice 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 porches. Good barn. John Deere tractor w/implements. Mostly SOLD 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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