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Gonzales County Sheriff s Dept. spokesman Jeremy Belin said the Sheriff s Department received a call at about 11:20 a.m. Monday reporting a man in a home on County Road 312, off FM 1116,

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threatening to harm himself. The man had apparently ordered everyone in the building out, but when a deputy arrived to investigate the man refused contact. Belin said that after several attempts were made to contact the man, the Department of Public Safety Special Reaction Team

(SWAT) was called in from Austin. The team stormed the building late in the afternoon to find the suspect had slipped out, but he was located shortly afterward in nearby brush and was apprehended without incident. Belin said the man was wanted STANDOFF, Page A9

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Luling woman struck, killed at RR crossing


4:40 p.m. Witnesses and railroad personnel told police they saw Spears pass two cars stopped in front of the lowered crossing arms and ride onto the tracks. A Union Pacific train going 31 miles per hour struck the woman on her bike. She was pronounced ACCIDENT, Page A9

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LULING A Luling woman died Saturday afternoon when she was struck by a train while trying to to cross railroad tracks as a train came through town. Luling Police Chief W.J. Bill Sala said Carolyn Spears, 50, was riding her bicycle south on Walnut Street approaching Pierce Street in Luling around

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A Gonzales man is being evaluated after accosting Gonzales firemen battle a house fire in the 1100 block of Irvin St. Saturday. A officers with a firearm in an local family escaped injury but there was extensive damage in the blaze. Details, apparent suicide attempt. Gonzales Police Chief Page A9. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

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$100,000 for Brite on the criminally negligent homicide charge and a $100,000 bond on the DWI charge. Investigators contend that on the night of the accident Brite ignored a traffic control device, a road-closed barricade, and drove into the flooded Brushy Creek located on Polonia Road in Caldwell County with McKee as the passenger. All emergency attempts to locate McKee on the night of the incident were futile due to hazardous currents in the flooded creek. McKees body was located 11 days after the incident.


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LOCKHART A Caldwell County man has been indicted and arrested in the death of a woman after driving his vehicle into a flooded creek in November. Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law announced that on Jan. 15 the Caldwell County Grand Jury members issued Indictments on Willie Brite for criminal negligent homicide and felony DWI for the drowning death of Ms. Cynthia McKee on Nov. 1, 2013. Law announced that Brite was arrested and magistrated Tuesday morning. Judge Johnny Spriggs set a bond of

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Suspect in brutal NYC slayings captured

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Tim Crow said that around 11:30 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the area of Church and Jesse Smith Street regarding a man with a gun. Witnesses said the subject was seen walking in the street waving a handgun and appeared to have pointed the gun at a Gonzales Fire Dept. truck nearby. Crow said that upon arrival responding Officer Trey Tunis made contact with the subject. Tunis ordered the man to put the gun down. The man began to raise the gun but then tossed it on the ground. Crow reported the man started yelling to the officers to shoot him because he wanted to die. Tunis secured the suspect so EMS POLICE, Page A9

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in the area of Interstate 10 in Fayette County. Investigators were pinging the subjects cell phone and had what they believed to be a fairly accurate location. Trooper Greg Trojacek spotted the vehicle near the Schulenburg exit on Interstate 10. Trooper Trojacek, along with Fayette County Deputies, and Schulenburg Police Dept. surrounded the vehicle and took the subject into custody without incident. Taken into custody was Alex Jiminez, approximately 26 years old.


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LA GRANGE Fayette County Sheriff s Office deputies, Department of Public Safety troopers and Schulenburg police aided in the apprehension Monday of a man wanted in New York City for a triple homicide. Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division contacted local Fayette County troopers that a person of interest in a triple homicide in New York City was believed to be

Jiminez is also known to use the alias Miguel Mejia. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for minor traffic violations and was traveling in a vehicle that was entered into the NCIC database as a stolen/felony vehicle. Korenek said the latest information indicates New York City police detectives will be en route shortly to La Grange to interview the subject. Law enforcement involved in the arrest were Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Greg Trojacek, Fayette County Deputy Mark Zimmerman, Schulenburg Police Sgt. SUSPECT, Page A9

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City of Gonzales starting work on spring cleaning

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The limestone walls of the Gonzales Memorial Museum are in the process of getting their first washdown since the building opened in 1936. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Truck wrecks rural bridge

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An oilfield truck attempting to cross a wooden bridge not rated to hold its weight collapsed the bridge Friday night, officials said. The incident took place on an old wooden bridge in far southeastern Gonzales County on County Road 299, about 14

miles west of Yoakum. The bridge is rated at a 7,500-pound weight capacity, while the truck grossed around 93,000 pounds, workers at the scene said. No injuries were reported in the accident. The truck was lifted from the scene early Saturday. A spokeman for the Gonzales County Sheriff s Office was not immediately available for comment on what charges might be filed in the incident.

Yoakum Police Department report for Jan. 13-19: 01/14/14 Case #14-011, Criminal Trespass, 505 W. Hugo; Disposition, Investigation. 01/15/14 Case #14-013, U.U.M.V., 716 West; Disposition, Investigation. 01/16/14 Case #13-014, Forgery, 406

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W. Grand; Disposition, Investigation. 01/17/14 Case #182443, Warrant Arrest, Basquez, Jamie, 34, Yoakum, 1300 Carl Ramert; Offense, W#169-10-Scure Execution of Document by Deception; Disposition, Trans/ LCSO. Case #14-015, Assault, 205 Crittenden; Disposition,

Court Citation. 01/18/14 Case #14-016, Juvenile Male, 14, Yoakum, 201 Willis; Offense, Burglary of Building; Disposition, Detained/Trans/ Vict. Case #14-016, Juvenile Male, 12, Yoakum, 201 Willis; Offense, Burglary of Building; Disposition, Detained/Trans/ Vict.

A number of renovation, improvement and beautification projects are underway in Gonzales, and City Manager Allen Barnes this week provided an update. Work continues on the restoration and wash-down of the Gonzales Memorial Museum. Crews are in the process of sealing the structure to prevent seepage beneath the building, while other crews are doing the first external cleaning the museum has had since it was opened in 1936. City Council approved several street renovation projects several weeks ago, and Barnes said Wednesday that weather conditions will enable crews to launch those projects soon, starting with Church Street, where heavier traffic has significantly affected the roadway. The Street Department will begin the program on February 5, he said. We will being by preparing Church street beginning at St. Andrew and going to the bypass. Portions of the street will be processed by the piece of equipment we bought last summer, the asphalt zipper. They will mill parts of the street that need it and will stabilize them with cement mixed with the millings. Our paving contractor, Lone Star Paving, will then come in and lay an asphalt overlay and will then paint the lane markings in the street. I do not have a total length of time it will take to do Church Street as the preconstruction meeting with Lone Star has not been conducted yet. Several other streets are also targeted for upgrades. Once Church Street is completed we will begin work on St. Paul from St. Vincent to the bypass. The same procedure will take place, Barnes said. We will mill much of the street and will overlay with asphalt. When St. Paul is completed the Street Department will put the program on hold until summer. This summer we will be milling and seal coating St. Vincent

and St. Andrew. The process for these two street requires the weather to be warm to hot when the paving is done, so it is necessary to wait until summer. Streets and museums arent all thats getting a facelift. City Hall is sporting a new look as well, Barnes said. The lights on the fountain at City Hall have been replaced. The lights have not worked in nearly 30 years, from what Ive been told, he said. We replaced the 1960 technology with 2014 LED lights. It really looks awesome. Barnes said landscaping and interior work is also underway. We have done some minor redesign of our conference room and the City Council Chambers. In the coming weeks we will be replacing the old worn out ceiling and will be replacing some of the paneling that is beyond repair or reconditioning with sheetrock and texture, he said. We have removed the L portion of the counter in the lobby and are going to do some redesign of the bill paying area. We want the City Hall to be what the Citizens of Gonzales expect it to be, an attractive public space. We have done some landscaping by placing Texas Sage and Bluebonnets in the front flower beds and other native species in the reconditioned beds by the drive up window. I believe we have an obligation to those we work for the keep their building maintained in an attractive way. Over the next few months we will clean the tile in front lobby, clear the clutter from public spaces and will paint and clean all of the areas of City Hall. We have a beautiful building and we want to get it back that way and keep it that way. Barnes said the city staff is excited about all the projects. We as a Staff believe we are fortunate to work in a community like Gonzales and we want to show our pride in the community by making things better every day, he said. We recognize we have a long way to go, but you start any journey with a single step.

Gonzales Co. Sheriffs Office Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office report for Jan. 5-11: 01/05/14 Corbitt, Todd Robert, Jr., 11/1992, Gonzales. Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Released on $1,000 Bond. Possession of Drug/ Narcotic Paraphernalia. Released on Order to Appear. 01/06/14 Jones, Angela Dawn, 12/1984, Gonzales. Montgomery County Warrant Driving while Intoxicated. Released on $3,500 Bond. Contreras, Angel Alfredo, 09/1985, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Evading Arrest Detention. Released Weekender/Work Release. Fougerat, Lance Alton, 02/1983, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Possession of Marijuana >4 oz <5 lbs. Released Weekender/Work Release. 01/09/14 Bonney, William, 07/1980, Gonzales. Public Intoxication. Released on Order to Appear. Sirilo, Alonzo, 05/1969, Gonzales. Local Warrant Injury Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent Bodily Injury Released on $20,000 Bond. 01/10/14 Palermo, Zachary Victor, 03/1994, Sutherland Springs. DUI-Minor. Released on Order to Appear. Minor in Possession. Released on Order to Appear. Zuniga, Gustavo, 12/1984, Gonzales. Guadalupe County Warrant Possession Controlled Substance PG 2-A <2 oz. Transferred to Guadalupe County. Gonzalez, Estefani, 07/1990, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Illegal Dumping <5 lbs >500 lbs. Released Time Served. Gonzales, Felisita, 03/1967, Gonzales. Commitment/Sentence Man/Del Controlled Substance PG 1 <1 G. Federal Offense Hold. Transfer to Immigration. 01/11/14 Mendolia, Jenna Lisa, 02/1986, Nixon. Bexar County Warrant Theft of Property >$50 <$500. Released on $2,400 Bond. Possession of Controlled Substance PG 1<1 G Drug Free Zone. Released on $10,000 Bond. Possession Controlled Substance PG 3 <28 G Drug Free Zone. Released on $10,000 Bond. Mathis, Blake ONeal, 07/1983, Lockhart. Evading Arrest Detention. Released Weekender/ Work Release. Possession of Marijuana <2 oz Drug Free Zone. Released Weekender/Work Release. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other aprocessings: GCSO 13 DPS 07 GPD 11 WPD 00 NPD 04 Constable 00 DWCSO 00 DEA 00 TPW 00 GCAI 00 Total 35

DeWitt Co. Sheriffs Office Report

DeWitt County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report for the week of Jan. 9-16: January 9, 2014 Derrick Allen Buchanan, 33, of Yoakum, Criminal Non Support (Victoria Co), Fine of $3,913.20, DCSO Geroldine Mendoza, 48, of Cuero, Felony Theft <$1500 w/2 Previous Convictions, Bond of $5,000, Capias Pro Fine/Theft <$50 w/Previous Conviction, Fine of $552, Cuero PD Charles Ralph Kinsey, 40, of Yorktown, Sexual Assault, Bond of $50,000, Sexual Assault, Bond of $50,000, Sexual Assault to a Child, Bond of $50,000, DCSO January 10, 2014 Pedro Orta, 38, of Cuero, Tampering w/Physical Evidence, Bond of $10,000, Possession of Marijuana < 2oz, Bond of $4,000, Cuero PD Leslie Ann Chavez, 31, of Yoakum, Theft by Check $20<$500 (Travis Co), Bond of $1,000, DCSO Brittney N Jones, 24, of Cuero, Criminal Trespass, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Justin Austin, 25, of Cuero, Man/Del CS PG1=1G<4G, Bond of $25,000, Tampering/Fabricating Physical Evidence, Bond of $15,000, Possession of Marijuana <2oz, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD Ronell Ray Green, 20, of Cuero, Theft of a Firearm, Bond of $10,000, Cuero PD January 11, 2014 Nathan Dillon Robinson, 20, of Jewett, Driving While License Suspended/Invalid, Bond of $4,000, Yorktown PD Derrick Salinas, 22, of Yorktown, Speeding, Fine of $207.10(30 Days to Pay), Yorktown PD January 12, 2014 Kalie Rae Blanton, 26, of Yorktown, Public Intoxication, Fine of $364 (30 Days to Pay), Criminal Trespass w/Deadly Weapon, Bond of $500 PR, Yorktown PD January 13, 2014 Rosalba Cisneros, 47, of San Antonio, Theft by Check $20-$500 (Bexar Co), Bond of $800, Cuero PD Henry Lee DeLosSantos, 31, of Cuero, Theft of Property >$20K<$100K, Bond of $10,000, Cuero PD Lucas Ross Warrington, 38, of Cuero, Driver not Secured by Seatbelt, Fine of $343.61, Yorktown PD Michael Alvarez, 41, of Yorktown, Motion to Revoke Probation (Agg Ass w Deadly Weapon - Repeat Off ), Bond of $75,000, DCSO Luis Angel Rodriguez-Barrera, 20, of Yoakum, Deadly Conduct, Bond of $20,000, DCSO January 14, 2014 No Arrests/Arraignments January 15, 2014 Karen Meyer, 45, of Yoakum, Theft of Property >= $20<$500 by Check, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Nathaniel Williams, 33, of Yorktown, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Member, Bond of $4,000, DCSO Coreon Delossantos, 20, of Cuero, Burglary of Habitation, Bond of $100,000, Theft of Firearm, Bond of $10,000, Evading Arrest Detention, Bond of $4,000, Possession Marijuana <=2oz Drug Free Zone. Bond of $4,000, Cuero PD Christopher Chamberlain, 26, of LaFeria, Duty on Striking Fixture/Hwy Landscape >=$200, Bond of $2,000, Yorktown PD Joshua Oliphant, 30, of Pasadena, Public Intoxication, Fine of $314 (30 Days to Pay), Cuero PD Corey Wade, 18, of Cuero, Burglary of Habitation (Violation of Probation), Bond of $20,000, DCSO January 16, 2014 Kimberly Galindo, 24, of Victoria, Theft of Property $50-$500, Bond of $750, Cuero PD Patrick Davidson, 24, of Cuero, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear/DWLI Enhanced, Bond of $1,000, DCSO Quinn Lynch, 19, of Cuero, Reckless Driving, Bond of $2000, DCSO Marcus Eldridge, 18, of Cuero, Failure to Attend School, Fine of $860.60, Cuero PD Larry Miller, 35, of Cuero, Obstruction or Retaliation, Bond of $10,000, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $4,000, Cuero PD Jeffery Trusty, 33, of Cuero, Display Expired License Plates, Fine of $204.10, Driving While License Suspended/Invalid, Fine of $237.10, Speeding 10% or Over 51 MPH a 35 MPH Zone, Fine of $267.10, DCSO

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From tough Marine to tough teacher: the Buster Fuqua story

(Second of Two Parts) Buster Fuquas story resumes in August 1945 with Buster in a Seattle hospital. A naval officer suggested Busters multiple wounds might heal faster nearer home, so he traveled by Pullman to a Corpus Christi hospital. There his older brothers, also Marines, visited him oftenand after a year he walked again. Because he had not been home for three years, he was granted a 30 day leave, spending time with family. After a final operation on his knee which saved his leg, and more rehab, he was soon discharged. However the party boy in him reappeared, and during a night on the town in Corpus, he left other revelers, entered a building, blacked out, and

Members of the Gonzales High School agricultural mechanical program earned top honors in one of the states premiere livestock and agricultural shows. The students started work to restore a red International Harvester 706 tractor in September, and won reserve champion in the Farm and Ranch Restoration Division of the Southwest Exposition and Livestock show this past weekend in Fort Worth. JT Miller, Zac Singleton, Kortney Wishert, Ralston Williams, Luke Tinsley, Travis Schauer and Robert Schurig collaborated in restoring and showing the International Harvester 706. The students did well for the amount of time they had to restore the tractor. I think given the time frame we had when we started and when the deadline was to get it to Fort Worth, the kind of work that the tractor needed, I think our kids did exceptional, Gonzales High School Ag teacher Andrew Psencik said. With the amount of work that was needed in a short amount of time to restore the tractor, we have nothing to be concerned about with getting second place. It felt good after all the hard work to go from basically scrap to brand new out of the showroom, Miller said.

The Harvester 706 was going up against 10 other tractors and other vehicles, such as plows and wagons. Miller said the paint job and the condition of the motor was likely what propelled the tractor to second place. I think we could have done a little better, Singleton said. Reserve is good for a big show. The students started the restoration process at the start of the school year, and did not finish until the Thursday before the show. We restored everything from the back end to front end, the PTO, rebuilt the brakes, put in new TA, installed new floorboards and fenders, rebuilt the motor and put in a new front end, Miller said. We are very proud that we got it running and functional again, and did well on the paint job to get it looking nice. Singleton said the most challenging part of the restoration job was the paint job. It was a never-ending process, he said. We were always painting. Psencik said the students were given some suggestions on things to work on before taking the tractor to the San Antonio Livestock Show agricultural and mechanical presentation Feb. 22. We had an oil leak that we did not have time to fix before we left for the show, he said. We worked on the tractor

Gonzales Ag students, from left, Ralston Williams, Luke Tinsley, Zac Singleton, JT Miller, Kortney Wishert, Robert Schurig and Travis Schauer stand in front of the two tractors they have restored and will show in the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo next month, the red International Harvester 706 and the 1939 Ford 9N. The International 706 won reserve champion last week in the Southwest Exposition and Livestock Show. (Photo by Mark Lube) until 10 p.m. on the day before we had to leave. There were some things we could fix in time for the presentation and some things we could not do. We fixed what we were able to do before Fort Worth and will get the things that we could not fix for Fort Worth fixed for San Antonio. The students learned how to fix and maintain a tractor but more importantly, learned a lesson in teamwork. They learned how to work as a team towards a goal and see their teamwork pay off, Psencik said. The San Antonio show will have a few more classes of tractors and will have more vehicles on display. It will be more competitive, Psencik said. To get first place in San Antonio, we have to give a great presentation to the judges. The show will be about who can build the best tractor and be able to have a good presentation. My students know this tractor inside and out. We just need to work on how to tell the judges about the tractor. The students are also working to show a 1939 Ford 9N tractor for the San Antonio show. Miller said the younger Ag students will see what the program accomplished this year and will want to continue the tradition. Psencik said he and the students wish to thank Bubba Ehrig and Sons, Jeffery Lester with Lester Shop, Tuch Tire, Kesslers NAPA, Marrou Company, Johnson Oil, Allens Body Tech, Lance Benes, Cookie, Jeff s Autoparts and More, and Interstate Batteries for their support and assistance. The International Harvester 706 will be awarded to the winner of a drawing. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Miller, Singleton, Williams, Wishert, Tinsley or Schauer.

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 youd like to see the story of your honored veteran featured, contact him at

returned with a bloody hand. In 1947 he was discharged, returning home where he would spend five years in the turkey business as a grower and feed mill operator. How-

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ever three years of drought and hard times forced him out of the business world. By this time he had met and married Lucille and they would raise three beautiful daughters together. Lucille and others encouraged Buster to use the G.I. Bill at Howard Payne University, a Baptist affiliated private school where he finished the four year program in three years attending summers. His BBA was social studies and education. In the mid 1950s and Buster spent two years with a lumber contracting company whose owner was a Christian troubled by slow paying customers. One was Busters best account. His domino buddy knew Busters credentials and recommended he use his skills to teach school, even at low salaries.

Buster says now he was beginning to walk with the Lord again. He connected with Irving School District that wanted a strong willed leader to teach a class of 30 misfits that had just run off their fourth instructor. Buster asked his buddy how he was expected to do that. You are a Marine! his friend said. So Buster resigned the lumber yard. The owner

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warned he would starve. But teaching proved to be his forte. Buster says now he would not discuss WW2 for decades, often having nightmares when he did. But as he began teaching, his general health and judo training was returning, and Buster was ready with the stamina and speed as of old, preparing him for all contingencies. Taking on a tough class provided challenges. Often there ensued serious physical confrontations; however, Buster always prevailed. Finally the de facto class ring leader promised Buster that they would all behave. Because of Busters strong will, tough love and living example as a believer, many of the young hoodlums changed their ways and began emulat-

ing their teachers Christian behavior. Buster went on to teach school for many years, and also held a second job to stay debt free. Later he received accreditation as vocational counselor, and still later a masters degree at Sam Houston. After 10 years of distributive education in Denton, he wound up in Conroe ISD and counseling. But then he was counseled to retire by a VA doctor, which he did. His last serious activity (recreational) was as an antique fancier. Buster still loves and serves the Lord daily and is proud to be an American veteran, knowing full well his sacrifice helped keep us all free some 70 years ago.

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A gentleman who writes propaganda for a far left organization pinned a label on me the other day: extremist. The leftists like to use that word, extremist. It infers that those so labeled are the types wholl dig a hole in a mountain and hold off FBI assault teams for two weeks while they drink moonshine and have sex with their own daughters. His contention was that because I support independence for Texas from the rest of the U.S., a position supported by only about 20 percent of people (he claimed he had poll numbers to prove it, but weve seen over the last decade or so that liberals tend to make polls say whatever they want to say). I was tempted to point out that prior to 2001, that position would have been supported by less than one percent and prior to 2008, it wouldve been closer to six. In other words, the numbers supporting the idea are growing. But it got me to thinking: if supporting an unpopular issue makes one an extremist, arent we ALL extremists in one shape, form or

In one way or another, were all extremists

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fashion? There were the extremists who fought the American Revolution, for example. Only around three percent of the colonists got actively involved in the rebellion against Great Britain. Ive seen one scholar who indicated that only around seven percent of the colonists of Texas favored secession from Mexico in 1835, until Santa Anna began massacring people by the hundreds. To be fair, shouldnt the liberals apply that label to themselves, too? After all, most of the causes they romp and rant and rave about are supported by a very small minority of voters.

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The liberals polls tell us that more than half of Americans support gay marriage, for example. Really? Oklahomans favored an amendment to their state constitution prohibiting gay marriage by better than 70 percent. Using my labelers argument, that means supporting gay marriage makes one an extremist and it makes the federal judge who unconstitutionally overruled the voters an extremists extremist. Ditto with abortion. Poll after poll and vote after vote reveal that Americans overwhelmingly (70 percent and better) oppose the concept of abortion being used for contraceptive purposes. Yet its those who favor restrictions on abortion who are labeled extremists. Were told that not supporting the current presidential administration makes one an extremist as well. Which is rather curious, since 67 percent of Americans disapprove of the current administrations job. Shouldnt that make those who support the unconstitutional actions of the President

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and his corrupt cronies extremists? Those who oppose granting amnesty to criminal illegal aliens are also extremists, were told. Yet every poll, from Gallup to CNN and even MSNBC, indicates that 80 percent of American voters oppose amnesty. By my friends definition, shouldnt that make those who support the criminals the extremists? Extremists, were told, are mean, violent, low-information folks. Like the Tea Party. The lefties tell us that Tea Partiers are extremists for believing in the Constitutions limits on federal power and its guarantees of free speech, freedom of religion and assembly, freedom to bear arms and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, as well as its guarantee of the sovereignty of the States. Interestingly enough, no Tea Party meeting has ever erupted in violence or rioting unlike, say, the Occupy events. No Tea Partiers have ever staged demonstrations in public places in the

nude (PETA), attacked military recruiting stations (Code Pink) or rioted in the state capitol (Texas Freedom Network and their proabortion friends). Were also bombarded with the contention that supporting Voter ID is both extremist and racist. Yet in every state where the law has been passed, its passed by 7030 margins or better. And in Texas, the first test of the law showed IMPROVED voter turnout, even among the oppressed minorities the evil extremists were attempting to shut out. Actually, every instance of voter fraud and intimidation reported in recent years has resulted from actions by liberal organizations from the New Black Panthers intimidation tactics to ACORNs voter registration fraud to the politiqueras of the Rio Grande Valley trading mail-in votes for cigarettes and trips to the drug dealers. Perhaps we extremists need to re-think our aversion to the word. Seems to me that being an extremist means you stand for common sense.

Pandering to Hispanics wont work; respecting them does

Its sad to see yet another Republican politician playing (pandering?) affirmative action politics by paying professional Hispanics to create a special outreach to Hispanic voters. Patterson has been working with Lionel Sosa, who makes his living of being a Hispanic and an expert an all things Hispanics, and developed new campaign video designed to reach the Hispanics. According to a news report, Patterson is now trying appear friendly to Hispanics after previously trying to appeal to Tea Party groups by speaking tough about immigration and border enforcer. However, Sosa and many other GOP Hispanics feel the Tea Party scares Hispanics and they have an appropriate message for Hispanicsbut you have to pay them to help you with the message. David Rauf, the reporter who did the story in the Express-News called the video Pattersons olive branch. As a conservative, Tea Party supporter, and Texan American of Mexican decent, let me first ask Patterson, which Hispanics are your talking about? Are talking about Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, or other Hispanics? Are you talking about Mexicans who just crossed the border, or who have been here for several generations? Are referring to Spanish-surname Hispanics, to folks like Letica Van De Putte and Trey Martinez Fisher? Please dont stereotypes Hispanics. Second, I ask why you need to target Hispanics anyway. Arent you running for an office

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


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Texas, in the United States, and arent we all Americans and Texans? Shouldnt your message appeal to all Texans including Hispanics? Againdont stereotype Hispanics. Finally, let me say that instead of a video, Patterson personally show come into Hispanic communities and meet with Hispanics personally. The biggest shortcoming of GOP politicians is lack of a grassroots ground game. They always depend of professional Hispanics to help them reach out into Hispanic community instead of coming there personally and regularly. Never mind the ground game; it is doubly offensive for Patterson to send a video! Please thats no better than coming into the barrio to eat a taco and drink a beer during campaign seasons only. And to top it off, Patterson will launch video at a Mexican restaurant in San Antonio. How clich. The final straw is how Patterson is quoted on saying You folks count too. We want you to be Republicans, and we want you to vote in the Republican primary. You folks count, too??? Were here Jerry, and we are very active. Patterson and other GOP candidates need to understand there are other Hispanics than just the traditional GOP Hispanics who you have to pay to help and support conservative and GOP causes. These professional Hispanics are afraid of grassroots conservative Hispanics because we dont need their help, leadership, or expertiseand thus how can they make a living? Patterson and others need to understand that grassroots conservative Hispanics, like other grassroots conservatives, are true believers who dont need political consultants or interpreters to get us to vote. Hispanics should not be stereotyped. Patterson and all the other candidates should reach out to the grassroots conservative Hispanics because you dont need to pay us or create a special message to get to vote. Just respect us.

Obamas insincere war

Robert Gates has roiled the Beltway with perhaps the least surprising bombshell ever to appear in a tell-all Washington memoir. Did anyone believe that President Barack Obama was passionately committed to the Afghanistan War that he escalated at the same time he announced a withdrawal date? If what Gates tells us isnt particularly new, it still packs a punch coming from such a highly placed, credible source. For Obama, Afghanistan is the insincere war. More than 1,500 troops have died there during his time in office -- almost three times as many as under George W. Bush -- yet by early 2011, the president had lost whatever faith he had in the war, according to Gates. In the telling of his former secretary of defense, Obama violated what should be the psychological Powell Doctrine: If you dont believe in it, dont fight it. John Kerry famously asked during the Vietnam War: How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake? Obama evidently has been asking men to die for what he considers a mistake for years now. As reported in the press, Gates describes a dawning realization at a March 2011 meeting in the situation room. As I sat there, he writes, I thought: The president doesnt trust his commander, cant stand [Afghan leader Hamid] Karzai, doesnt believe in his own strategy and doesnt consider the war to be his. For him, its all about getting out.

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

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This is the war that the president and other Democrats had long hailed as the good war. Candidate Obama made the first item in his proposed comprehensive strategy in the war on terror, getting out of Iraq and on to the right battlefield in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The president may have meant every word he said at the time, but his position also happens to have been politically convenient. It allowed him to promise a quick exit from one (very unpopular) war while still sounding tough on the other. He wasnt a stereotypical dove, but a nuanced, cleareyed hawk. Once in office, the rhetoric came due. By all accounts, the president felt trapped by his own advocacy. He and his team resented the military for asking for more troops than he really wanted to send. He escalated by about 50,000 all told, anyway, although with an uncertain trumpet and a highly ambivalent spirit. If a president doesnt believe in a war, he is obviously less likely to see it through. The cost of liquidating our position in Iraq has been a resurgence of al-Qaida. If we pull out from Afghanistan right away, the Taliban will surely enjoy a similar windfall. Obama has a remarkable ability to create critical distance between himself and almost anything. Here is a conflict that began with an invasion that he supported, that he consistently called for escalating and that he ordered tens of thousands of additional troops to go fight, yet he resisted taking ownership of it. I never doubted Obamas support for the troops, Gates writes, only his support for their mission. Stranger words may never have been written about an American president. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2014 by King Features Synd., Inc.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In Your View
This is an edited transcript with Texas Outdoor Writer Kendal Hemphill, heard on the News from the Camphouse on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Kendal has a newspaper column that runs in several publications in Central Texas. He also writes for Texas Fish and Game magazine. Kendal, what is the name of your column? Hemphill: Well, different newspapers give it different titles. One of them calls it the Outdoor Outpost. I wanted to call it the Outhouse but my wife wouldnt let me. Brune: Today, lets talk about the 2nd amendment. This is a topic where mainstream news and outdoor writers overlap. There are many such instances but most folks dont realize outdoor writers are concerned about water issues and the environment and often times cover topics before the mainstream media picks up on the issue. Often also, outdoor writers are dismissed as strictly writing about fishing bait or bullets and cant cover issue related topics. Maybe in some cases that is true. However, when it comes to the 2nd Amendment, suddenly, everyone is capable of speaking to or writing about this subject. Hemphill: Ever since the shooting in Connecticut the 2nd Amendment has been a hot button. Last year, 2013, was supposed to be the year that gun control legislation would be passed. In actuality there was hardly any laws passed that furthered that agenda. There were a few state laws to that effect, in Colorado and California, but nothing much has changed except there are a lot more people buying guns. Brune: Yes, that seems to be the case. Since 2008 gun sales have skyrocketed. Hemphill: President Obama has been the gun salesman of the year for the last four or five years. There is a new law in Connecticut that requires folks to register magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. A lot of people have bought guns in fear of them becoming regulated or outlawed. Magpul, a Colorado based company, makes AR-15 magazines and are moving part of the company to Texas and part of the company to Wyoming because of the hostile gun atmosphere in

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Colorado. Brune: Colorado has gone the way of California. But if you note, anytime you go in the rural areas of these states you generally meet conservative people. The liberal agendas are spawned and cultivated in the cities. Whenever a state goes from being a rural state to an urban state there is the risk that liberal agendas may begin to prevail. That is one of our concerns in Texas. Were prospering, the oil patch is booming, and there are 1,000 people a day moving to our state. But what political agendas are these folks bringing with them? Were hoping that if theyre leaving a failed liberal state, that theyre also leaving the liberal agenda behind. That is always the risk of shifting population demographics. That is also a reason that, such as in the state of Colorado, you see citizens wanting to secede or divide the state across political lines. Hemphill: Weve seen the same type shift in my small home town. People move in from Austin and try to change policies. They try to implement the policies that were used where they came from. It makes you wonder why they moved. Brune: On the other hand, Illinois has opened applications for Concealed Handgun Licenses. The headlines from that state say that the concealed carry applications are outpacing the signups for Obamacare. Hemphill: Those folks have been obeying strange rules for a long time. The state was forced to allow concealed carry applications and is now overwhelmed. However, Chicago passed a law to outlaw guns sales in city limits. That law was later overturned by a federal judge. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to get a six month delay on that ruling so that they can figure out what laws they can pass constitutionally. It seems like they would understand that they have the strictest gun laws in the country. And they have the highest crime rate in the country. Maybe there is a correlation. The same thing happened in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s when handguns were outlawed and crime escalated dramatically. Criminals arent affected by these laws. So the only people affected are the honest folks. Crimi-

Looking Down from the Saddle

Herman Brune

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

THE EDITOR America facing divine judgement

Dear Editor, Despite what the leftists and Charles Darwin maintain about evolution and global warming, it was only 6000 years ago (plus or minus) that the devil was kicked out of heaven (Isaiah 14:13-15). The charge against Lucifer (now Satan) was aggravated prideful behavior. He aspired to rise above the Most High God. His motives included world domination and rulership of an evil kingdom parallel to Gods righteous kingdom here on earth. Today Satan has an insurmountable lead when counting lost souls vs. saved saints. However its not a game of numbers. Satan is not omnipresent like God, meaning he can only occupy one place at a time. Therefore he has been hanging out for generations where he can be most effective (destructive)inside the Beltway (Washington D.C.). That is because he was mostly having his way in the rest of the world until Plymouth Rock. His biggest obstacles to world domination are the three branches of the U.S. government that God gave America in Isaiah 33:22and Americas free enterprise system. These unforeseen factors set the devils program back about 237 years so far. But unfortunately America is turning its back on our benefactor (God Almighty) while Satan and his fallen angels are nearing the world tipping point and close to winning. However in order to prevail they must obliterate whats left of superpower and free enterprise America. Wake up America, each day we lose more freedoms. The full court press of evil is everywhere, including persecution of public prayer, the Ten Commandments and The Constitution. One political partyperhaps both, for at the moment lets call it mostly a cabal, that has control of the congress and the national mediawhile the president is illegally packing the federal court system with liberal judges. The Lord abhors abortion and homosexuality, yet the administration endorses both. Beware Americathe elephant is in the room, yet few Americans even acknowledge its presence. The peril of all apostasy according to Gods prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah are Gods judgment. Lew McCreary Montgomery County


Looks like were in for another all-day freeze

Oh goodness we are in for another freeze all day event. It just does me in when it gets colder as the day goes on instead of warmer. Then when it dips into the twenties and stays that way overnight and goes on down into the twenties it is even worse. Now this time Steve Browne is honestly forecasting sleet and snow!! That Itsy-Bitsy has been forced to winter outside. That cat has so much hair that he is rolled up into one big ball of hair and fat. You cannot tell where one part of him begins and the other part of him ends. That is one smart cat. He can smell your scent and he is not even going to stick his nose out. He will just let you scratch and rub him in his rolled up position. He will even start purring. We get very special Christmas greetings from our friends who are owned by their cats. Linda and Carroll Gloor sent us greetings from them and their cats Pepper, Henry, Hilda, and Baby C. There will be a Chili Supper at the Monthalia United Church Parish Hall in February that is the annual fund raiser for the Lydia Circle. PRAYER TIME: Judy Wilson, Rhonda Pruett,

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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, Pats 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 Lanny Baker, and please pray for our troops and their families. I am sorry my dear friend, Joyce Schellenberg, but I did not realize that Mr. Edwards who sang and played the guitar, was your

brother. Anyone so talented will be greatly missed.. But on a happier note, Sherri has a birthday this week, so we wish her a big Happy Birthday. And Dale needs to quit spoiling those grandbabies. I just dont know what to do about that man! We also wish Linda Warzecha, Leigh Ann Soefje, Wendy Lindemann ORear, Joe Kotwig, and Linnea Cowan a big Happy Birthday. But then I have to wish my special friend Kathleen Allen a great birthday on Saturday the 25th too. I think that there were a lot of people trying to get a tax exemption in December but failed to do so. Have a good week. Stay warm, and God Bless.

nals enjoy gun control because it gives them a safe work environment. They enjoy knowing the person theyre trying to rob doesnt have the chance to shoot back. The new chief of police in Detroit said in an interview that armed citizenry helps to deter crime, and he encourages people to arm themselves. Brune: Most recently, weve watched the happenings in Mexico. There is a vigilante organization pushing the cartels out of various cities and reclaiming their province/state. We recognize this as a clear indication that government cant bring about social change. Its up to the people to bring about social change. Hemphill: Yes, its been said over and over that government cant regulate behavior. So, laws dont prevent crime. If people decide they want to change things it takes people to do it. Brune: A few years ago we belonged to a national writers organization that fell to pieces over this issue. Some of those outdoor writers didnt support the NRA. There were a lot of state and federal employees in the crowd and that seemed to be where the rift originated. Hemphill: Yes, when talking about a group that is supposed to be promoting our outdoor heritage it was a strange place for antigunners to show up. There was a rift between the Sierra Club and the President of the NRA. It was a bad deal. But because of that blow up a whole new organization was created, the Professional Outdoor Media Association. So, you never know where the anti-gun crowd may show up, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I think the 2nd Amendment is pretty clear and basic when reading the law.


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Chamber Banquet scheduled Jan. 31

Its that time again for the annual Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Banquet! We ask that you plan to join us on January 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Victoria College Gonzales Center. The evening will start off with a jazz band during cocktail hour followed by dinner, slideshow, auction, and awards ceremony. Dont forget to visit our photo booth to create fun memories with friends and coworkers! For those who wish to donate an item for the auction, please contact the chamber office at 672-6532 or drop off the item at the chamber office in the Old Jail Museum located on 414


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Internships available
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St. Lawrence Street. Deadline for purchasing your tickets is January 23. Tickets will be $25 each or you can purchase a First Shot table for $450. First Shot tables will be reserved for 8, primary seating, business name displayed, cheese tray, and their own specialty wine. Attire will be business casual/ cocktail.

Mohrmanns opens new facility

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One of Gonzales oldest family-owned businesses opened the doors on its new location Monday. Mohrmanns Health Mart Drug Store was originally located in the Randle-Rather Building when it first began in the early 1900s before moving to a new location on Confederate Square in 1949. The new location on Sarah DeWitt Drive adjacent to the hospital features expanded parking including parking for longer vehicles a drive-through window and expanded general merchandise and gift selections. Much of the companys trademark service, such as free delivery to customers who need it in the city limits, will continue. Check out a complete profile on Mohrmanns to be featured in our Hometown Business, Hometown Growth edition later this spring.

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LOCKHART Lockhart, the Little Sister City south of Austin, offers small town luxuries and is proving to be a very successful combination for housing, business and retail growth. Mayor Lew White stated, From Downtown to the newly constructed Lockhart Retail Center, visible signs of positive growth are everywhere. The Lockhart Retail Center continues to welcome new businesses coming to Lockhart. Great Clips, River Rock Dental and AT&T took the lead, and were closely followed with the location of Factory Connection. Bella Serra, an upscale Italian Food Restaurant plans to offer patio dining and a private party room in over 10,000SF of restaurant space. Lockhart just celebrated the latest new business with the groundbreaking for Murphy Ex-

press. Expansion of four other local businesses indicates a robust economy and outstanding business opportunities, and McDonalds is right line with the new looks as they plan to completely rebuild the Lockhart location. The Historic Central Business District has sites under construction opening opportunities for downtown lofts while special renovating work is opening the second and third floors of the Library annex providing a Teen Room, a Technology Lab, and new Council Chambers/meeting room for 200 with state of the art audio/visual systems. New music venues throughout town are drawing well-known music performers on the weekends and hosting movie nights throughout the week continuing to put Lockhart on the map as a destination, said Sandra Mauldin, the City of

Lockharts Economic Development Director. Contracts on some 125 residential lots are being finalized opening the way for a surge in new home building to be announced soon. This is only the beginning of what we expect to be an extended period of high growth, said Mayor White. Were taking a proactive approach to growth while ensuring that Lockhart retains all its historic integrity. That is creating a special hometown for our 13,000-plus residents and is warmly welcoming its many visitors each year. The Mayors Initiative for Downtown Revitalization and city staff lead these efforts in promotion, redevelopment, beautification and events. For more information, contact Sandra Mauldin, Economic Development Director at or 512-398-3461.

The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, January 18, 2014 had on hand: 1,608 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold steady. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $245-$265; 300-400 lbs, $225$250; 400-500 lbs, $195-$215; 500-600 lbs, $167-$185; 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-

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$195; 400-500 lbs, $168-$180; 500-600 lbs., $154-$164; 600-700 lbs., $147-$153. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $81-$86; Cutters, $81-$94; 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-$97. Stocker Cows: $950-$1,800. Pairs: $1,050-$1,900. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa. com! Pairs, $950-$1,475. The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc. had on hand on January 14, 2014, 1,913, week ago, 707; year ago, 1,292. The weather and the market were both much improved from last week. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold $2 to $8 higher in most areas. Demand continues extremely good on all classes. Packer cows and bulls sold $1 to $2 higher on approx. 210 hd. total. Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $79-$96; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $68-$79; light weight canner cows, $53-$68. Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $103-$111; utility & cutter bulls, $95-$103; lightweight canner bulls, $85-$95. Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings: Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $260-$300; 200-300 lbs, $230-$270; 300-400 lbs, $215$255; 400-500 lbs, $188-$245; 500-600 lbs, $173-$220; 600-700 lbs, $162-$190; 700-800 lbs, $148$162.50. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs, $200-$265; 200-300 lbs, $200$242; 300-400 lbs, $190-$225; 400-500 lbs, $172-$206; 500-600 lbs, $152-$181; 600-700 lbs, $148$167; 700-800 lbs, $130-$161.

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The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. Report had on hand, January 20, 2014, Volume, 936; Sheep & Goats, 2: Cows, 102, bulls 12. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $197 to $207 to $260; 300-400 lbs., $204 to $214 to $245; 400-500 lbs, $181 to $191 to $235; 500-600 lbs, $163 to $173 to $213; 600-700 lbs, $148 to $158 to $188; 700-800 lbs, $133 to $143 to $158. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $177 to $187 to $235; 300-400 lbs, $173 to $183 to $235; 400-500 lbs, $156 to $166 to $191; 500-600 lbs, $148 to $158 to $175; 600-700 lbs, $134 to $144 to $162; 700-800 lbs, $124 to $134 to $145. Slaughter cows: $50 to $95; Slaughter bulls: $95 to $110; Stocker cows: $900 to $1,250;

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Cuero Livestock Market Report on January 17, 2014, had 1,922 head. Had 354 cows and 33 bulls. The packer market settled back a couple of dollars as first of year enthusiast met reality so an adjustment was made. Still a strong market for a limited supply. The calf market was steady for the most part with last weeks big up market which is good news for the future. It is noticeable that a lot of calves have been dollaring out over $1,000 the last two weeks!!! Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts., $92$105; lower grades, $70-$92. Packer cows: breakers, $65$80; boning, $65-$85; canners & cutters, $82-$95; light & weak, $38-$53. Palpated, Brahman bred cows (each) $1,900-$2,300; other bred cow (per cwt), $110-$129. Pairs: Brahman and others, $1,000-$2,100. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, None; 200-250 lbs, $239-$254; 250-300 lbs, $234-$262.50; 300350 lbs, $218.65-$246; 350-400 lbs, $216.50-$244; 400-450 lbs, $208-$234; 450-500 lbs, $191$226; 500-550 lbs, $180-$216; 550-600 lbs, $176-$192; 600-700 lbs, $158-$177.50; 700-800 lbs, $147-$160. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $200-$290; 250-300 lbs, $224$260; 300-350 lbs, $212-$254; 350-400 lbs, $223-$252; 400-450 lbs, $205-$238; 450-500 lbs, $195$224; 500-550 lbs, $181-$210; 550-600 lbs, $165-$190; 600-700 lbs, $157-$176. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $143-$152. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., $237-$277.50; 200-250 lbs, $219$242.50; 250-300 lbs, $198-$236; 300-350 lbs, $205-$248; 350-400 lbs, $192-$222; 400-450 lbs, $180$232; 450-500 lbs, $174-$235; 500-550 lbs, $165-$236; 550-600 lbs, $156-$188; 600-700 lbs., $149$165; over 700 lbs, $137-$146.

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a country, but were close and Texas is on track to pass Iraq, Kuwait, and Mexico in 2014. Texas produced 2.75 million b/d in October 2013, which is the highest rate in more than 30 years. As a whole, the U.S. is doing very well and could become the largest oil producing country in the world if the current boom is extended. The U.S. produced 7.75 million b/d in October 2013, which is the highest total in more than 25 years. The IEA noted that U.S. oil production grew faster in absolute terms in 2013 than any other country in over two decades. The final numbers arent quite in, but it looks like the U.S. grew production more than 15% or ~1 million b/d in 2013. More production will put additional pressure on the oil export ban in the U.S. The Gulf Coast in particular has more capacity to refine heavy crude oil, but the Eagle Ford and other growing plays are yielding a higher quality light-sweet crude oil. That means there could be opportunities where exporting our high quality crude and importing cheaper heavy crude could make economic sense.

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The Eagle Ford boom is nothing new to our readers, but it is good to pause and take inventory every now and again. Did you know, if Texas continues on the same growth trajectory, the state will rank as the eighth largest oil producing country in the world. Were not

There are some who believe we should keep all of the oil at home, but that might come at a cost. It will be interesting to see what happens later in 2014. If we have another year like 2013 in terms of oil production growth across the U.S., it will be difficult not to make some exceptions to the oil export ban.

Regional Oil & Gas Activity Report

Recent W-1 well reports as reported by the Texas Railroad Commission for the period Jan. 12-21: Status Date Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/17/2014 Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/21/2014 Approved 01/16/2014 Approved 01/21/2014 Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/15/2014 Approved 01/17/2014 Approved 01/17/2014 Approved 01/17/2014 Approved 01/18/2014 Approved 01/21/2014 Approved 01/21/2014 Approved 01/13/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Approved 01/14/2014 Approved 01/16/2014 Approved 01/17/2014 Status No. API No. Operator Name/Number Lease Name Well 757976 055-35041 NORTH SOUTH OIL, LLC (614126) ELLISON 3H 776422 055-35065 NORTH SOUTH OIL, LLC (614126) ELLISON 6H 776475 055-35066 NORTH SOUTH OIL, LLC (614126) ELLISON 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 777383 123-32488 RINCON PETROLEUM CORPORATION (712336) HOBLIT UNIT 1 776602 149-33338 SANCHEZ OIL & GAS CORPORATION (747012) FIVE MILE CREEK SWD 1 776381 149-33339 WARRIOR RESOURCES INC. (899030) BARINA 3 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 776085 177-33272 GULFTEX ENERGY III, LP (338746) EDWARDS 1H 776295 177-33273 EOG RESOURCES, INC. (253162) BOOTHE UNIT 16H 776298 177-33274 EOG RESOURCES, INC. (253162) DREYER UNIT 23H 776409 177-33275 EOG RESOURCES, INC. (253162) DYLAN UNIT 3H 776065 177-33270 BHP BILLITON PET(TXLA OP) CO (068596) CLARK B 8H 775900 177-33264 FOREST OIL CORPORATION (275740) MOOS-COOK 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 UNIT 5H 776640 285-33764 KARIS RESOURCES, LLC (451102) MEGHAN J 2 750062 285-33673 SABINE OIL & GAS LLC (742142) GILLESPIE UNIT 1H Dist. 01 01 01 02 02 02 03 03 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 02 02 02 02 02 02 County Well.Profile CALDWELL Horizontal CALDWELL Horizontal CALDWELL Horizontal DE WITT Horizontal DE WITT Horizontal DE WITT Vertical FAYETTE Vertical FAYETTE Vertical GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal GONZALES Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Horizontal LAVACA Vertical LAVACA Horizontal Filing Purpose New Drill Yes New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill Yes Recompletion New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill - New Drill Yes Amend Depth 3200 3200 3200 14000 17000 5160 8000 4000 14000 14000 14000 14000 11500 13300 12300 12800 14000 14500 14500 14500 14500 14500 4000 13000


Funding road repairs in the Eagle Ford

maining 15 cents is used to fund TXDOT projects directly. Texas motor vehicle fuel sales taxes are flat taxes that have not been raised since 1991 and are not adjusted for inflation. The unprecedented activity on the roads in the Eagle Ford Shale area is having an impact that is overwhelming traditional highway funding sources. As an example, it takes nearly 1200 truck trips (equivalent to 8 million cars) to complete a single oil or gas well. Another 350 or so are estimated to be required for annual production. So, what about other potential funding sources for roads? Lets look at sales taxes in Texas, which have a statutory maximum rate of 8.25%. Of that total, 6.25% goes to the state. Cities, counties, transportation authorities and economic development corporations can add up to an additional 2% to their sales tax rates. Some counties charge no sales tax, such as McMullen County, so the maximum rate there is 6.25%. Since city and county sales taxes in the Eagle Ford Shale area have increased significantly starting around 2010, it might seem to make sense for these entities to pick up the tab for increased road wear. In some cases, for example, county tax increases jumped between 300-500 percent in a single year. While this sounds like a lot of money, it pales in comparison to the cost of building roads. In round numbers, county roads typically cost around $250,000 per mile to build. Farm-to-Market and Farm-toRanch (FM) roads cost twice that about $500,000 per mile. State highway grade roads cost in excess of $1 million per mile. When county and FM roads are repaired to their current standard, the cost can be less only $120,000 per mile but heavy volumes of truck traffic can tear them back up in less than a year. Karnes County Example One of the most active counties in terms of Eagle Ford production is Karnes County. In 2010, county sales tax receipts were $837,038. By 2012 that number had risen to $7,961,495 a huge increase by any measure. And yet, if every dollar of increased county sales tax revenue were applied to roads in the area, Karnes County would be able to build about 28 miles of county roads, 14 miles of FMgrade road, or only 7 miles of state highway-grade road. Clearly the orders of magnitude for the road impact as a result of oil and gas exploration and production activity is beyond the scope of county budgets. One the most significant source of potential revenue for roads and perhaps the most applicable is the states severance taxes, which are imposed for the extraction of non-renewable natural resources, such as oil and gas. These taxes are on the rise because Texas is producing more oil than it has in over 30 years. In fiscal year 2013, Texas collected $4.5 billion in severance taxes. Overall, about $2.5 billion will go into the Rainy Day Fund (more formally known as the Economic Stabilization Fund) most of that the result of increased severance tax receipts. In fact, some of these severance

Roads in the Eagle Ford Shale are under intense pressure from the huge volumes of truck traffic that are regularly running up and down South Texas highways literally hundreds of trips per day in many cases. The traffic highlights a disconnect in the Texas political economy between how tax revenues are generated and how roads are then funded. With TxDOTs recent announcement that approximately 83 miles of FM roads have been slated to be returned to gravel (66 miles of them in the Eagle Ford area), its worthwhile to examine road funding mechanisms in Texas. How Is Road Construction Funded? Lets start with the state gas tax that we pay at the pump, which is a total of 38.4 cents. Immediately, 18.4 cents goes directly to the federal government, which leaves 20 cents for state use. However, 5 cents of that goes to public education. Only the re-

taxes are being channeled to road projects. During the most recent legislative session, $1.2 billion per year was allocated from the Rainy Day Fund for roads across the state (pending approval by voters in November 2014). In addition, a one-time infusion of $225 million was allocated for road systems in South and West Texas areas affected by oil and gas production. And just this month, TxDOT announced that it had identified another $250 million from vehicle registration fees. However, plans remain in place to convert the 83 miles of formerly paved FM roads to gravel in order to save money. TxDOT has held public hearings to address community concerns, but the larger issue has yet to be addressed. It is becoming clear that several aspects related to the costs of shale oil and gas production (roads in particular) will not necessarily be remedied by current tax revenue mechanisms. As such, any chance for a more permanent solution will be up to the Texas Legislature, which does not convene again until 2015.

Gonzales County Records

Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds January 1-31 King, Byron M. and King, Marinell to Bane Family Partnership, Ltd., w/d, Int. in 514.87 Acres, Thomas B. Zumwalt A-502 & Frederick Kistler A-33 Svys. Murphy, Chris to Rhodes, Craig, w/d, Lts. 16-20, Blk. 3, Ottine. Balderson, Paula D. Kelley to Kelley, Douglas A., w/d, 76.85 Acres, B D McClure Svy, A-41. Flores, Henry G. and Flores, Kimberly J. to Fossil Creek Ranch, LLC, w/d, 2.233 Acres, William Strode Svy, A-69. Flores, Henry G. and Flores, Kimberly J. to Fossil Creek Ranch, LLC, w/d, 102.992 Acres, William Strode Svy, A-69. Jubinville, Jeanne E. to Bleen, Matt, w/d, 3.974 Acres, James McKenzie Svy, A-345. Debault, Craig and Debault, Lisa to Debault, Keith, w/d, 70.35 Acres, Otto Von Roeder Svy, A-462. City of Waelder and Waelder, City of Waelder to Ibarra, Adan B., w/d, 0.269 of an Acre (Lts. 21-23, Blk. 30) Waelder. Grubb, Susan M. to Grubb, S.D., w/d, 65.366 Acres, City of San Antonio A-527 & E D Walker A-533 Svys. Low, Jo Ann (Trustee), John Michael Miller Trust and Miller Trust, John Michael to Low, Jo Ann, w/d, 2.00 Acres, John Tumlinson Svy, A-444. Low, Jo Ann and Low, W.R. to Bell, Payton Leann Miller, w/d, 2.00 Acres, John Tumlinson Svy, A-444. Mata, Isabell Vara to Martinez, Antonio Mendoza, w/d, 5.00 Acres, Decatur Daniels Svy, A-190. Irle, Joe to Cervantes-Domingues, Jose Manual and Cervantez, Lizet Lara-Valejo, w/d, 2.00 Acres, John Withers Svy, A-496.

Eagle Ford Rig Count

Eagle Ford Shale News

The Eagle Ford Shale rig count increased by one rig to 267 running over the past week. News was highlighted by Sanchez Energys plans for nearly $600 million in development spending in the Eagle Ford. Sanchez also expects to double production over the next year. Read the full article: Sanchez Energy Expects Eagle Ford Development Spending to Near $600 Million The U.S. rig count increased by twentythree (23) rigs from 1,754 to 1,777 running over the past week. A total of 365 rigs are targeting natural gas (8 more than last week) and 1,408 are targeting oil in the U.S. (15 more than last week). The remainder are drilling service wells (e.g. disposal

wells, injection wells, etc.). 841 or 48% of rigs active in the U.S. are running in Texas. The natural gas rig count increased by five rigs to 35 running this past week. Average rig counts for natural gas production in 2012 were around 82 and then dropped to around 41 in 2013. Over the past week, natural gas held relatively flat around ~$4.30/mmbtu on Friday afternoon. The oil rig count decreased by 4 to 232 rigs running. WTI oil prices increased slightly, trading at just over $94/bbl by the end of the week. Eagle Ford light crude traded at $90.75/bbl on January 17th. A total of 228 rigs are drilling horizontal wells, 24 rigs are drilling directional wells, and 15 rigs are drilling true vertical wells. Karnes, DeWitt, La Salle, and McMullen counties all have between 27 and 34 rigs running

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Weather Service warns of possible snowfall

Gonzales County Emergency Management on Wednesday issued an advisory for early-morning hours of Thursday and Friday warning of winter precipitation, possibly including snow. A National Weather Service advisory forecast winter precipiation and some snow accumuation possible across portions of south central Texas Thursday evening into Friday. A strong cold front was expected to move through south central Texas Thursday bringing much colder air. Behind this front there is a chance that wintry precipitation will develop as warm moist air moves over the Arctic airmass. The NWS forecast said to expect a mixture of rain, sleet and snow to develop Thursday afternoon starting in the Hill Country and spreading south overnight into Friday. Some snow accumulation is

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Gonzales firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in the 1100 block of Irvin at about 4 p.m. Saturday. Family members told firemen they had just finished cooking dinner when the fire broke out. A passer-by, Daniel Sanchez (bottom photo, right) saw the blaze and not only called to report it he want to a nearby store and bought two cases of water to help refresh the firefighters. (Photo by Dave Mundy)

possible mainly north of a line from Del Rio to San Antonio to Schulenburg. North of this area could see a dusting of snow, with up to one quarter inch of snow in the Hill Country. The best chance for accumulating winter precipitation will be between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. This could be an issue for the Friday morning commute in Austin and San Antonio. The overall chance for precipitation remains fairly low, the National Weather Service said, but it does look like it will be cold enough to get some sort of wintry mix if precipitation does indeed fall. The models have been consistent in generating only light amounts of precipitation, generally less than one tenth of an inch. Check the forecast frequently over the next 36 hours as subtle changes in the forecast models could have a significant impact on the forecast for this possible winter weather event. Go to weather.Gov/Austin for the latest information, forecasts and warnings.

Come and Take it, Kuwait!

Army SPC Gabriel Sepeda gets a chance to represent his hometown. Gabriel is a signal support system specialist and is based out of Camp Beuring, Kuwait. (Courtesy photo)

Hospital PAC backs Kleinschmidt

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POLICE: Gun-waving man Special exhibit now underway taken into custody peacefully
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AUSTIN Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, (R, Lexington) candidate for Texas State Representative District 17 has received the endorsement of HOSPAC, the Texas Hospital Associations state political action committee. Texas hospitals provide the highest quality patient care and are a major economic engine in our community; Rep. Kleinschmidt is honored to receive their endorsement. Texas hospitals excel at delivering the highest quality patient care even as they experience numerous financing and reimbursement challenges, said John Hawkins, senior vice president of advocacy and public policy for THA. Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt has indicated a willingness to work with Texas hospitals to champion

their successes and develop solutions to their challenges. Kleinschmidts commitment to Texas hospitals provides stable ground amid rapid transformation of the health care system. I look forward to working with Texas hospitals on the many issues that impact their ability to provide high quality and accessible health care to all Texans, said Kleinschmidt. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the states hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. The 33-member HOSPAC Board of Directors makes endorsements after carefully considering candidates positions on health care issues and getting feedback from local hospital leaders.

on a felony drug possession warrant out of DeWitt County. After being taken into custody, the man was transported to a hospital for evaluation. No charges were immediately filed.

ACCIDENT: Bicyclist killed

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A woman believed to be the suspects girlfriend was also apprehended after attempting to runa police barricade and reenter the building, Belin confirmed. The Cannons policy is to not publish the names of those involved in suicide attempts.

dead at the scene. Sala said that Spears was well-known for riding her bike around town, and it was simply a case of the woman thinking she could make it across the tracks safely.

It was a very sad accident, Sala said. An investigation by the Luling and Union Pacific police departments reported all railroad crossing warning equipment, including audible warning sounds and lighted signals, were operational and activated at the time of the accident.

A special exhibit highlighting the origins of the slave trade in the Americas has begun its appearance in Gonzales. 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 Advi-

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sory 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 historic places and maps and graphs of the origins and destinations of slaves. Interpretive labels are printed in both English and Spanish. Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www. or call 512.440.1991.

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could transport him to the hospital for evaluation. He was later transported to a different hospital in San Antonio. Officers identified the suspect by name, but it is the policy of The Gonzales Cannon to not identify those involved in suicide attempts. In other Gonzales Police Dept. news for the week of Jan. 20: 01/12/2014 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 500 Blk Jobe St. 01/12/2014 Reported Theft At 1700 Blk Hamilton St. 01/13/2014 Reported Forgery At 1100

Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/13/2014 Reported Theft At 1500 Blk Burchard St. 01/13/2014 Leslie Tyrone Hastings 25 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Substance In Penalty Group 2-A At 100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 01/18/2014 Reported Theft At 300 Blk St. Francis St. 01/18/2014 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1400 Blk St. Paul St. 01/19/2014 Reported Criminal Mischief At 700 Blk St. Paul St. 01/20/2014 Reported Theft At 1400 Blk Waco St.

SUSPECT: Man wanted for NYC murder apprehended

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KERRVILLE Schreiner University has named September Sky Walker of Gonzales to its Presidents List. Walker, daughter of Ms Charlene Cockcroft, was named to the roster of high-achieving students for the fall 2013 term. To qualify for the Presidents List, fulltime students must earn at least a 3.7 grade point average and have at least 12 hours

credit for the term. Schreiner University is an independent coeducational liberal arts university related by choice and covenant to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more information, visit our website at or call the Office of Admission at 830-7927217.

Billy Dunsworth and Schulenburg Police Officer Josh Lumsford. Jiminez was wanted in connection with the brutal slayings in Queens of of Deisy Garcia, 21, who was found with her dead daughters, Daniela, 2, and Yoselin, 1. The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that investigators tracked Mejia down after he made numerous calls with his cell phone to Mexico, where he is from. Authorities found him in Schulenberg nursing stab wounds which appeared self-

inflicted. The arrest came just hours after stunned relatives held a memorial service for the slain family on Monday night, the Daily News reported. Garcia and her girls were last seen alive by relatives at 9 p.m. Saturday at their Queens apartment, New York Police reported. Each victim was stabbed multiple times. The Daily News reported that relatives and friends of Garcia said Mejia was an abusive spouse who once beat her in a church restroom during a baby shower.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

This years annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March and celebration attracted a diverse crowd for the annual observances sponsored by the Edwards Association in honor of the famed civil rights leader. This years event included the Rosa Parks bus in recognition of the start of the civil rights movement. At the end of the march, celebrants gathered at the Edwards Center, where Betty Johnson (top right) led the crowd in the singing of Lift Every Voice and Sing. A generous contribution from H-E-B this year enabled the organizers to offer monetary prizes for the youth speakers contest. Contest winners sponsored by Gonzales churches (right) included Kaitlyn Shelton, Kiki Fryer, Savoria Seay, Khelsea Cray and Tyvione Roaches. Photos by Dave Mundy and Mark Lube

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The Stephen and Mary Birch Texas Theatre proudly presents the Heart of Texas Roadshow on Saturday, Jan. 25 featuring Fiddlin Frenchie Burke, Amber Digby, Dottsy and Justin Trevino. Show times are 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $15 each and available at the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce, Cascades Gift Shop, Gift & Gourmet and Keepers. They are also available on line at Tickets at the door will be $20. The local Relay For Life event is scheduled for March 28 at J. B Wells Show Barn. Once again the timeline will be shortened. The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. and will end at 1 a.m. American Cancer Societys slogan nationwide this year is Finish the Fight! The local event theme is Come and Fight It for a Cure! Teams are encouraged to use superheroes and their sidekicks as inspiration to develop their own team theme and decorations. For more information regarding teams or Relay For Life please contact ACS Staff Partner Stephen Bedsole (512-919-1810) or RFL Team Recruitment/Development Chair Arline Rinehart Schacherl (830-857-0134). The Mainstage Musical Lineup for the 61st annual Luling Watermelon Thumphas been finalized. This years entertainers include: THURSDAY, JUNE 26 (FREE): Texas Unlimited Band (TUB). FRIDAY, JUNE 27: American Aquarium followed by Kevin Fowler. SATURDAY, JUNE 28: Bri Bagwell followed by EARL THOMAS CONLEY followed by Wade Bowen. SUNDAY, JUNE 29 (FREE): Jimmy Butler followed by Vince Vance & The Valiants. If you are in need of a meal, Helping Hands, a non-profit, multi-church ministry would like to bless you with a free lunch. Meals will be distributed Saturday, January 25th, beginning at 11 a.m. at (New Location) Emmanuel Christian School located at 1214 St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda at 361-275-1216. The Gonzales Spade and Trowel Garden Club, The Gonzales Jail Museum and the Gonzales County Historical Commission will announce their 2014 Community Project on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Spade and Trowel artscape (North Side of Courthouse) Refreshements will be served in the Gonzales County Old Jail Museum.

Heart of Texas Roadshow

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 361798-2899. 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 www. 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.

Flex-Tone class

Vietnam Veterans

Relay for Life

Crossroads Equestrians

Child Care

Watermelon Thump

Al-Anon meeting

Ragin Cajun Throwdown

Helping Hands

Cajun, Cajun, Cajun! Food, Competition, Music and more in the heart of Central Texas - downtown Luling! Join us for the 3rd annual event this year - March 8- 9! Sponsored by Luling Main Street. This years entertainment will be provided by Whiskey Sin on Friday, March 8. Competition in Bloody Mary, Open, Jambalaya, Gumbo and Peoples Choice takes plce on Saturday, with entertainment from Cher La Bas from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Dr. Zog from 3-7 p.m. The announcement of winners and auction is set for 7 p.m.
nity 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. 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. 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 churchs Fellowship 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 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, brisket $25, Whole pork loin, $35, pork loin $20, Pork ribs $25. Contact Ken Hedrick 830-857-5332, Kenneth Fink 830857-6355, or any member.

FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8 30 to noon) and night (M and W 6 30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 672-8291. Free piano lessons for students 8-18 are being offered in Gonzales. There are 10 weekly lessons that take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Gonzales Public Library, located at 415 St. Matthew. Registration must be done at the library by a parent or legal guardian and library membership is required. No telephone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the library at 830672-6315. TMC Golden Crescent Head Start offers preschool services to children ages 3-5 years, includeing education, nutrition, dental, social, disability, health and mental health. Gonzales Head Start is now accepting applications at the Gonzales Head Start Centers at 1600 Elm Street or 925 Wells Street. For information call 361582-4441. To apply for head Start, you will need a copy pof the childs Birth Certificate, proof of income, proof of address and a current immunization record.

Free GED Classes

Free piano lessons

Garden Club presentation

Spaghetti Night

Young Farmers BBQ

Head Start

Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 1020 St. Andrew in Gonzales, will host the 8th anniversary celebration for Rev. Gary L and First Lady Sheryln Clack at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Guests will be Pastor Jimmy Hastings and the New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Shiner. The public is welcome. 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

Anniversary celebration

Gospel Sing

Benefit drawing

Band on the Run

Community Bingo

The Heights of Gonzales is having Commu-

Candidate Forum

Republican Women of Yoakum is hosting

Johnson to headline conference

Lane Johnson is the guest preacher at the opening communion service for participants at the all-day event of Equipping the Saints 2014 hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, Victoria on Saturday, February 1. Johnson will also be leading one of the many workshops offered during the course of the day. The conference is for laity and clergy in an eight county area sponsored by the Bluebonnet Conference of ELCA Congregations. However, anyone may attend. Early registration is requested and area Lutheran Churches have registration materials available or attendees can go to the website: Persons can also contact the host congregation Trinity at 361-573-4725 or 361-5734796; E-mail: or or Pastor Herb Beyer, Bluebonnet Conference Dean/ETS Chair at 361-798-0155; E-mail: Johnson is well known in the area and has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 30 years. He was in private practice for 23 of those years. Currently he is the Associate Executive Director/Clinical Services of Gulf Bend Center in Victoria, Texas. He is Board Certified in Professional Counseling, a Diplomate member of the American Psychotherapy Association, a Diplomate and Certified Sports Counselor with the National Institute of Sports, and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Lane is a critical incident consultant for municipalities and private industry. He is certified in crisis

response and recovery through the Austin Office of Emergency Management, Austin, Texas. Johnson is also an ordained Methodist pastor and currently serves the First Presbyterian Church in Yorktown, Texas. As a performance consultant Lane works with professional groups and athletes specializing in team building, skills and performance enhancement, and executive coaching. He is the founder and owner of The Head Coach, a life coaching business dedicated to improving performance through mental attitude and mental preparedness. He presents on topics including stress management, anger, fitness, humor, relationships, self-esteem, and ethics. With an eclectic background and training as a therapist, theologian, and athlete, Johnsons work offers a unique blend and balance of body, mind, and soul. The day long event also includes gardening-related workshops led by Master Gardeners; along with Texas Impact Director Bee Moorhead addressing the Christian and Political Involvement, Obamacare, and a concern of many TexansWater; Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Elizabeth Sommerfeld speaking to issues related to the health of children and adults; seminary professors and pastors addressing maters of Bible and faith, ministry and mission; Clinician, Recitalist and Chamber Musician Marsha K. Seale speaking to matters of worship and music; Mark Schoepp of the national Wheat Ridge Ministries addressing brain health, health and care ministries; and others.

Gonzales K.C. Council 5090 will hold their regular monthly meeting February 12 2014. Meal at 7.30 p.m , Meeting at 8.00 p.m. All members are urged to attend. The next McMahan neighborhood watch meeting will be held Tuesday, February 4th, at 7 PM at the McMahan Womens Club. For details, call 512-644-5927. D.A.R. George Washington Luncheon is scheduled at noon Saturday, Feb. 15 at First United Methodist Church. Danny Davis will present a program on US Army Ranger History. To RSVP, DAR members can contact Janet Smith. 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. There will be a Walk Class/Leslie Sansone DVD offered at First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, conducted by Wesley Nurse Shirley Goss, RN. The class is free to the public

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Saturn Friendship Club News

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As the northern states were experiencing another blast from Old Man Winter, members of the Saturn Friendship Club were enjoying an almost Spring like afternoon as they made their way to the Cistern Schoolhouse for their first meeting of 2014 on January 20th. Upon arrival they were greeted by the hostesses Elizabeth Brosch and Libby Hopkins. Sandy Parr, the secretary, was handing out the 2014 yearbooks asking that they be carefully checked to make certain all personal information was correct. As they did so, members were eager to visit and tell about how they had spent their enjoyable Christmas season and learn how the other members had.

The meeting table was gayly decorated with gold and silver tablecloths and beautifully wrapped door prizes. At one oclock, the president, Sue Kalinec, asked Nancy Littlefield to say a blessing for the food and invited everyone to fill a plate. Choices included steaming cheesy turkey spaghetti, layered vegetable salad, deviled eggs, watermelon rind pickles, slices of crisp dill pickles and warm buttery garlic bread. Libby Hopkins served up generous slices of cheesecake topped with whole cherries in a cherry glaze. Drinks of choice were also offered. As the food was being enjoyed, holiday activities continued to be the topics of conversation. The ladies were pleased to meet Sharon Friedrichs little granddaughter, Brooke Friedrich. She was a delight-

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ful little six year old and a perfect little lady. When the business portion of the meeting was called to order by the president, all stood and respectfully recited the pledge to the Flag of the United States of America followed by the pledge to the Texas Flag as printed in the new yearbook. The club prayer was said in unison and the club motto, To make the best better! was stated. Nancy Littlefields devotional, about gifts was inspired by James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. She mentioned a few useful gifts that she received and expressed the hope that each one present had also received enjoyable gifts. She said one of her best gifts was when her daughters-in-law washed all the dishes for the 27 dinner guests. She also told how the city children enjoyed climbing on the tractors and feeding the cows. Another gift of the season was the beautiful candlelight Christmas Eve service and the gorgeous poinsettias at the church. She mentioned other personal gifts she felt were from Our Heavenly Father, such as rain, better health and friends. She did not state it in words but she gave the idea that these gifts from the Father were much more treasured than any money could buy. She closed with a prayer. Several members could not be present because of health problems and prayers were requested for them. Roll call was answered by naming any special food eaten on New Years Day. In typical Southern Tradi-

tion members told of eating black eyed peas, cabbage, ham, pork, and cornbread. One member who did not care for cooked greens or cabbage fixed cabbage in Cole Slaw instead. Hoping it too would bring good fortune in the coming year. Eva Boscamp asked the question, Did you ever wonder what these foods represent and how this belief got started? Then she gave a brief history of why certain foods are eaten on this special day. As the legends go, black eyed peas represent coins, greens are like dollar bills, and cornbread is said to represent gold. Eating them on the first day of a new year is supposed to bring wealth and good fortune in that new year. Add some ham or pork and you are supposed to add good luck. Years ago our celebrated black eyed peas , also known as cowpeas, were used

strictly for feeding cattle. During the Civil War battle of Vicksburg, the town was under siege for over 40 days. No supplies went in and none came out. The entire town was on the brink of starvation. So they ate those humble black eyed peas and started a southern tradition. Nowadays, black eyes are eaten every New Years Day to bring good luck for the coming year. All the way back to the days of the Pharaoh, black eyed peas, have been a symbol of luck and fortune. The superstition is that those who eat these peas, which are an inexpensive and modest food, shows humility and saves the wrath of the heavens because it shows lack of vanity Some superstitions in other parts of the country are also associated with a New Years Day meal. Some believe that you are not to eat chicken in any form on that

day because chickens scratch in the dirt for their food. Its said that if you do you are setting your destiny for the coming year to scratch in the dirt for your survival. That sounds like a pretty bad way to start a New Year. The treasurer gave a report that was accepted as read. The president said that the Flatonia Food Bank had expressed their appreciation to Saturn Friendship Club for the generous donation they had made at Christmas time. There being no other business the meeting was adjourned. The game the hostesses conducted assured that everyone present received a door prize. Each one different, useful, and appreciated. The next meeting will be at 1:00 PM on February 17 at the Cistern Schoolhouse. Sharon Benton and Sharon Friedrich will serve as hostesses.

Tym Dale Kelley and Geralyn of Spring, TX., step-sons, Michael Martin and his wife Angie of Maurice, LA., Daniel Martin of Houston, grandchildren, Kendal Ann Kelley and her fianc Scott Clary, Kory Austin Kelley , stepgrandchildren, Cody and Miranda Martin and Bryce Martin, sister and brotherin-law, Linda and Odell Deal of The Woodlands, brother and sister-in-law, David and Leigh Kelley of Kingwood. He was preceded in death by his parents. A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in the Denton Creek Cemetery in rural Gonzales with Rev. Biff Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were: Kory Kelley, Bobby Deal, Mike Martin, Danny Martin, Bryce Martin and Cody Martin. The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the graveside. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 in the Hankamer Chapel of the 2nd Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Winning Walk 6400 Woodway, Houston, TX, 77057 or Denton Creek Cemetery 105 CR 491 Gonzales, TX, 78629. Services under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX, 78629.

Buster A. Kelley, 1934-2014 Buster A. Kelley, Jr., 79, of Houston, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014. He was born October 30, 1934 in San Antonio to Buster A. Kelley, Sr., and Magdalene Shepherd Kelley. Buster grew up on his familys ranch in Gonzales County and graduated from Gonzales High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1957. He went to work for Pan American Petroleum Corporation right after college and later went to work for Tenneco Oil Corporation retiring after 30 years in the oil industry. He continued working as a consultant in the industry for a short while but was drawn back to his love of ranching. Buster married Gwen Johnson Martin on June 22, 1985 in Houston. Buster loved the oil field industry and he was exceptionally proficient in this field of work, however there were many other interests he loved as well. He adored his wife, children and grandchildren and cherished time spent with them. Buster was proud of his family, their accomplishments and the good people they had become. He was not demonstrative in showing his love, but his family knew he loved them just the same. Buster was unpretentious, a good ol Texas boy his wife called him as he cherished time on the ranch, driving around in his old jeep, fixing fence, working cattle and doing his best to eradicate unwanted growth of mesquite. He enjoyed hunting and waiting patiently on the front porch for other family members to return from their hunts and listen to their tales. He loved watching the wildlife on his ranch, the deer and turkeys and he harvested a beautiful bobcat this past year to have mounted for his ranch house. Buster A. Kelley is survived his loving wife of 28 years, Gwen J. Kelley of Houston, daughter and son-in-law, Kym Kelley Maklary and Mark of Baton Rouge, LA., son and daughter-in-law,


Clinton Montgomery of Waco died January 10, 2014. Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 18 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey with the Rev. Alec Ylitalo and the Rev. David Story officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Clinton was born August 22, 1925, near Athens, Texas, to Clint and Lena (Sisk) Montgomery. They moved to Waco in 1940, and Clint graduated from Waco High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, serving in the Seabees, then 18 months of Officer Training at University of the South, Sewanee, TN, and Duke University at Durham, NC, followed by a year with a Motor Torpedo Boat (PT) Squadron. Upon discharge from active duty in 1946, he remained in the Naval Reserve where he was commissioned an Ensign, then promoted to Lt (JG), serving as an instructor for five years. He received an LLB degree from Baylor Law School and was licensed to practice law in 1950; was also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern & Western Districts of Texas.


He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Baylor in 1969, and was a member of the Texas State Bar and the WacoMcLennan County Bar Associations. After 15 years in the legal departments of casualty insurance companies and five years of private practice, Clinton joined the staff of Regional Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs, Waco. Upon retiring in 1990, he investigated EEO discrimination complains on a contract basis at VA facilities throughout the United States until 1998. Clinton married Inez (Minter) Stapp in Houston on September 1, 1961. They have lived in Waco since 1979. He served as an elder at Richfield Christian Church, where both he and Inez served on various committees and were active in other aspects of their church life. He held the rank of Knight in the Order of Knights of Phythias since 1971. Clinton had two sons by a prior marriage, Jerry A. Montgomery and John D. Montgomery, both of whom predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his parents; one brother, Don Montgomery; one sister, Phila Vestal; parents-in-law, Alfred and Clara Minter, and one brother-in-law, Dean Minter. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Clara Inez; two daughters, Randie Johnson and husband Bruce, and Ann Batterson; grandchildren, Dana Sylvester, Kelley Hengst, Stacy Batterson and wife, Margaret, Dallas Batterson and Mauricio Barreto, Ashley Montgomery and Sasha, and Justin Montgomery and Leah; great-grandchildren, Chase Sylvester, Isabella Batterson and Dominic Montgomery; two sisters, Betty Huff and husband, Bruce, and Martha Dunphy; one brother, Grady Montgomery and wife, Lisa; one brother-in-law, Bobby Minter and wife, Katherine; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Yates and Edna Minter-Bates and husband, Ron; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richfield Christian Church or the charity of your choice.

Marty Lee Vega of Gonzales was born Oct. 18, 1976, died Jan. 16, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Guadalupe Valenzuela; sisters, Valerie Vega and Mira Vega; and brothers, Angel Garcia and Nieves Garcia. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Emanuel Fellowship, 1817 St. Lawrence St. in Gonzales, 830-672-7331. Pastor Lynn Wilson will officiate.


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Gonzales Co. Go-Texan Steak Night Dinner

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ever wondered what 350 succulent tenderized steaks looks like? Fridays annual Gonzales County Go-Texan Steak Night and auction attracted a crowd for some great food and great times in support of a great cause.

This years event featured a number of special guests from the Go-Texan Committees of surrounding counties, including the Caldwell County delegation (above). Its all about raising money for scholarships, and attendees had the chance to hear from a number of the young adults who are making use of Gonzales County Go-Texan scholarships this year, including Brie Schauer (below). When hes not fixing the countys roads, Commissioner Precinct 3 Kevin LaFleur can mix up a mean vat of beans (left). Joseph Poochy Kridler (right) shows off a tasty auction item. Auctioneer J.D. Shelton helps the Go-Texan Committee rake in money for scholarships as Texas Thunder Radios Egon Barthels keeps score.

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Lady Tigers deny Gonzales girls first district victory

The Gonzales girls basketball team came extremely closing to getting their first district win of the season Friday against Smithville. Gonzales took a 13-4 lead after the first quarter and extended their lead to 23-13 at halftime, only to see the Lady Tigers scorch the nets with 26 points in the third frame en route to a 53-40 rally Friday evening at GHS Special Events Center I thought we had this win, Lady Apaches head coach Valerie Akpan said. We have to learn how to finish games. Smithville struggled to shoot the ball in the first half but improved starting the in the third quarter and overtook Gonzales on the boards. They out-rebounded us and we could not put back missed shots, Akpan said. We have to learn to fight back and keep pushing. Halfway through the first quarter, Ericka Hernandez got a turnover and got a basket to break a 4-4 tie, and Gonzales followed up with a triple and two deuces from Kelsey Hardy and a bucket from Tajerrica Smith to put the Lady Apaches ahead 13-4 at the end of the quarter. Gonzales started the second quarter with a threepoint play by Camarillo, a basket by Hardy and two more free throws by Camarillo for a 20-7 lead. The Lady Tigers started cutting into the lead some as Haley Briggs made a bucket, Cadre Jones hitting two free throws, and Alexis Health hitting a basket. Camarillo deposited a three-point shot, after a feed from Claudia Franklin as Gonzales led by 10, 23-13, at halftime. Early free throws helped Gonzales get up to a 2613 lead in the third then Smithville heated up, scoring three straight baskets to cut the deficit to 26-20. Gonzales got points from Tate and Smith to head up to 30-21. Smithville then scored six straight points on free throws by Shawna Randall and Valerie Harmon, and two baskets by Harmon. She later put Smithville within one point after a three-point play. Randall hit two free throws and made a jumper to put the Lady Tigers ahead 36-32. Erin Paxton hit a triple at the end to push Smithvilles lead to 39-34.

Gonzales Jordan Johnson makes a field-goal attempt in the third quarter of the Apaches 52-38 loss to Smithville on Friday at home. Juan Arrieta (0) has his hands up to stop Johnson from converting the shot. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Lady Apache Renae Camarillo (left) takes on SmithvillesMacy Wilhelm one-on-one Friday in the Lady Tigers 53-40 victory over Gonzales. (Photo by Mark Lube) Smithville 53, Hardy got an offensive Gonzales 40 board and scored to bring Smithville 4 9 26 14-53 the Lady Apaches to with- Gonzales 13 10 11 6-40 in 39-38 a few minutes Smithville: Valerie Harmon into the fourth quarter. 6 2-9 16, Erin Paxton 4 2-2 12, A rebound and bucket by Shawna Randall 2 5-9 9, Haley Briggs 2 3-6 7, Cadre Jones 1 3-6 Briggs, and a triple and 5, Alexis Heath 1 0-1 2, Macy Wiltwo from Paxton helped helm 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 15-33 53. Gonzales: Renae Camarillo put the Lady Tigers ahead 3 7-9 14, Kelsey Hardy 5 3-9 14, 47-38. Tajerrica Smith 2 2-2 6, Sheridan Smithville then finished Tate 2 0-1 4, Ericka Hernandez 1 the game on a 6-2 run. 0-2 2, Claudia Franklin 0 0-3 0.
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The Gonzales Runnin Apaches two-game district winning streak came to end Friday against Smithville, 52-38. The Tigers were able to correctly guess what the Apaches next move was during the game. Smithville was able to anticipate what we were going to do, Gonzales head coach Raymond Lopez said. The Apaches yielded plenty of turnovers to the Tigers You cannot make a lot of mistakes against a team like Smithville and expect to win, Lopez said. Smithville came up with a slight majority of the rebounds. We have to get rebounds and attack the rim, Lopez said We work on post play in every practice and we can still improve. The Apaches put forth a lot of effort, which Lopez loves to see. It is hard to tell a bunch of guys who played on the football team to not be aggressive, he said. So I told them to give me 100 percent effort and they did. In the first quarter, the

Tigers used a 6-0 run to break an early 4-4 tie as Ceran Adkins got a triple and Sam Crandle made a basket. The Apaches answered with a string of seven points Darrance James turned an offensive rebound into a three-point play and then made two more free throws to bring Gonzales within 10-9. James dished off to Alyas Ramirez who hit a two-point shot to put the Apaches ahead 11-10. Smithville ended the quarter on a 7-0 run to lead 17-11. James started the second frame with a basket to cut Smithvilles lead to 17-13. The Tiger then went on a 7-0 run which Gonzales stopped with two free throws by Tyshawn Erskin. Adkin scored four points as Smithville ended the frame with six straight and a 30-15 lead. The Apaches opened the third frame with four of the first six points, on a pair of baskets from Jordan Johnson. After Smithville raised its advantage to 34-19, James made a layup, took a pass from Colby Cantu for a jumper and then converted a three-point play to help STREAK Page B2

LULING Going into Tuesdays game at Luling, the Hallettsville Brahmas knew the matchup would be a tough one. The Brahmas were thankful to walk off the court with a 58-52 win at Luling High School. We knew it would be a tough game as there is a little rivalry between the two teams, Brahmas head coach Scott Cottenoir said. This was a game that was important for us to win. The win improved Hallettsville to 6-1 in district, giving them first place going into matchups with Poth and Schulenburg next week. It is very important we win those games, Cottenoir said. The Eagles (2-5 in 28-2A) kept the game close throught Lulings Josh Alvarez (right) takes a perimeter shot Tuesday night against Halthe entire 32 minutes and evenlettsville. Brahmas player Landon McAfee contests the three-point shot. Halclosed down to one point onlettsville came out on top, 58-52, to retain top spot in 28-2A.(Photo by Mark several occasions during theLube) second half. Our guys played with a good attitude and represented our school well throughout the game, first-year Eagle coach Nate Chrastina said. We stayed in contention because our players were smart and patience, and because they did not back down from Hallettsville from start to finish. It was a matter of the Brahmas being able to get a couple of more shots made in the end. We had more composure on offense and it paid off at the end, Cottenoir said. It is an ugly win but it is a win that the boys got. Trenton McGee, Walker Dowell and Jimario Grounds put the Brahmas up 6-0 at the start of the game with a basket and free throws. Luling came within 10-5 on a three-point field goal by Josh Alvarez and a bucket by Rene Casarez. The Brahmas answered with a seven-point streak on baskets from McGee, a three-point shot by Landon McAfee. Hallettsville later forged ahead 19-8 but the Eagles finished the quarter with two baskets as Daryl Carter got an offensive board and scored, and Desmond Cubit scored, after a pass from Casarez. Luling came within 21-16 early into the second frame after baskets by Casarez and Juan Ordonez. Hallettsville pulled ahead a little more with three points and Luling worked for a string of five straight points. SURVIVE Page B2

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at least 24 points in the next two quarters before closing the contest with a mere nine points in the final eight minutes. Hallettsville (9-0 in 282A) set the tone in the first few minutes of the game. We came out with intensity and got some early baskets, allowing us to relax a little for the rest of the game, Powell said. The Lady Brahmas got plenty of turnovers because of their hard-nosed defensive effort. Our defense played very aggressive and did some good things to get us some easy baskets, Powell said. Lady Eagles head coach Andre DAversa said every contest is a chance for the team to pick up knowledge. Each game is an opportunity for the kids to learn because of our youth and inexperience, he said. For the girls basketball team and our girls athletic program overall, we are rebuilding. The coaches are trying to help the kids understand how and why you work hard. Until they fully understand about hard work, it does not matter how I teach basketball. Heather Henneke and Kasey Hairell opened scoring with the first two baskets, with Henneke scoring after a rebound and Hairell taking a pass from Daelyn DeLaRosa and scoring. Luling got its first point on a free throw by Tianna Hellers. She later made two more free throws after Hairell and teammate Emma Wick scored for the Lady Brahmas Up 8-3 at that point, Hallettsville ended the frame with a 19-1 run as Imari Grant, Cookie Silgero, Shay Kowalik and DeLaRosa added points. Hallettsville went on a 12-0 run during a portion of the second period to go ahead 41-5 and Luling got a basket from Hellers for its first field goal. The Lady Brahmas answered with an 8-0 run and the Lady Eagles got a few more free throws and a putback shot by Hellers to trail 52-13 at the break. Luling got a little spark in the third quarter as Shakadah Williams hit three buckets for eight points with the Brahmas netting another dozen with eight points from Henneke. Hallettsville scored nine of 14 points in the fourth quarter as they went primarily to the bench to close out the game.

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LULING The Hallettsville Brahmas made an effort to correct little things in preparation for a grueling next couple of games as they defeated Luling, 85-30, Tuesday night at Luling High School. We were doing some fine tuning before a tough streak of four games, Hallettsville head coach Amy Powell said. Our next four games are Karnes City, Poth, Schulenburg and Nixon-Smiley. The Lady Brahmas bagged 27 points in the first frame and scored

Hallettsville 85, Luling 30 H 27 25 24 9-85

Hallettsville: Kasey Hairell 7 1-2 15, Heather Henneke 5 0-0 12, Emma Wick 4 3-6 11, Imari Grant 5 0-0 10, Hannah Grueveva 3 1-2 7, Shay Kowalik 3 0-1 6, Cassidy Targac 1 2-4 4,Carley Woytek 1 2-2 4, Elise Rother 2 0-0 4, Cookie Silgero 0 4-4 4, Daelynn DeLaRosa 1 1-2 3, Erin Svetlik 1 1-2 3, Jenna Hermes 1 0-1 2. Totals 33 18-26 85 Luling: Tianna Hellers 2 8-12 12, Shakadah Williams 3 0-0 8, Brandi Corpus 1 0-1 3, Kaitlyn Wright 1 0-1 2, Catherine Pullin 1 0-0 2, Kaitelyn Gonzales 0 1-2 1, Kabrisha Sanders 0 1-2 1, Brooke Emmons 0 1-4 1. Totals 8 11-22 30.

Gonzales Apaches beat rivals Cuero in district game

The Gonzales Apaches boys basketball team improved to 2-0 in on district after squeezing by Cuero, 41-40, on Jan. 14, Aaron Hunt led the Apaches with 13 points while Tyshawn Erksin scored 11 points and Jordan Johnson bagged seven points. The Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs raised their district record to 5-3 following a 64-27 win over Luling on Friday. The Lady Mustangs took a 23-3 lead after the first quarter and outscored the Lady Eagles 18-6 in the second frame. Nixon-Smiley scored eight of 14 points in the third box and polished off the game with a 15-13 advantage in the fourth quarter. Megan Guerra led Nixon-Smiley with 16 points, Tyhanna Mejia dropped in 15 points and Alena Alvarez bagged 14 points. Savannah Martinez netted seven points, Nancy Hernandez had four points, Celeste Arriaga and Kaela Warzecha had three points with Brooke Hester chipping in two points. Corpus led the Lady Eagles with 10 points. Nixon-Smiley fell to Karnes City, 50-36, on Tuesday. The Lady Badgers led 17-14 after the first quarter and outscored the Lady Mustangs 10-5 in the second period Karnes City held a 14-9 advantage in the third quarter and scored 9 of 17 points in the fourth frame. Alvarez led NixonSmiley with 13 points, Mejia bagged 11 points, Brooke Hester and Arriaga had two points while Lexi Tramell and Guerra recorded two points each. The Moulton Bob Kittens defeated Nordheim 46-32 on Friday. Kendall Kristynik and Bethany Braeuer scored 14 points each, Malori Mitchon bagged 10 points, and Taylor Bohuslav, Graisyn Nieto, Maggie Galatn and Paige Bartos all finished with two points. Moulton beat Prairie Lea 30-26 on Tuesday. Kristynik deposited nine points, Braeuer finished with seven points, Mitchon had six points, Nieto bagged four points, with Bohuslav and Hannah Perez contributing two points. The Nixon-Smiley Mustangs got a district win, 61-45, against Luling on Friday. The Mustangs jumped out to a 17-10 lead after the first quarter and led 28-17 at halftime. The Eagles were able to cut the deficit to 37-29 after the third quarter but Nixon-Smiley went on a 24-16 run in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs (7-13, 4-2) were led on the scoreboard by Garrett Earlywine who had 19 points, Samuel Moore sank 18 points, Nick Pena bagged 11 points, Devon Warcheza put in six points, Jared Van Auken scored three points, with Luis Limon and Jose Melendez had two points. Reece Franks and Rene Casarez had 10 points each for Luling (11-11, 2-3) while Juan Ordonez scored nine points, Josh Alvarez netted eight points, Desmond Cubit finished with five points, Shaft Cubit chipped in two points and Daryl Carter finished with one pointl. The Flatonia Bulldogs split with Louise and Shiner last week. On Jan. 14, Flatonia defeated the Hornets 5628. Flatonia held an 18-6 advantage after the first quarter and outscored Louise 14-7 in the second frame. Flatonia scored 18 of 26 points in the third quarter and outscored Louise 6-4 in the fourth period. Will Bruns led the Dogs with 17 points, Samuel Netro had 13 points, Casen Novak scored nine points, Gus Venegas dropped in six points, Matt Rowel finished with five points, and Matthew Kozelsky and Jacob Barta scored four points each On Friday, Flatonia was edged by rivals Shiner, 43-40. The Comanches took a 9-5 lead after the first quarter and led 21-13 at halftime. The Dogs were able to cut their deficit to 31-27 at the end of the third and outscored Shiner 13-12 in the fourth quarter but could not close the gap completely. For Shiner, Chad Neubauer sank 12 points, Blake Mraz and Justin Stovall had six points, Ethan Berger and Matthew Foster each bagged five points with Caleb Murille, Kris Hauptman and Rigo Baray chipping in four points. For the Dogs, Bruns finished with 19 points, Rowell had nine points, Novak scored five points, Barta had four points and Venegas contributed three points. Flatonia dropped a 48-41 game to Ganado on Tuesday Bruns and Novak had 11 points each, Venegas had seven points, Netro bagged six points, Kozelsky had four points and Barta dropped in two points. The Ganado Maidens defeated Flatonia Lady Bulldogs 74-33 on Tuesday. The Yoakum Lady Bulldogs defeated Giddings 64-38 on Friday. Callie Witte booked 18 points, Desiree Garza and Latrice Brown had 15 points each, Jaccari Hights netted a dozen points and Celine Markert bucketed four points. Yoakum got another district win on Tuesday by beating Smithville 63-36, Yoakum led 21-7 after one quarter and 3913 at halftime. The Lady Tigers held a 13-12 advantage in the third and Yoakum scored 12 of 22 points in the fourth. Garza dropped in 18 points, Brown and Hights scored 14 points, Witte sank 11 points with Paige Alonzo, Camisha Williams and Markert chipping in two points. Hights had eight rebounds, eight blocks and seven steals. Brown had five assists The Hallettsville Sacred Heart Indianettes fell on the road to New Braunfels Christian, 4538, on Friday. Madison Etzler and Emily Harper scored nine points apiece, Olivia Bohuslav and Jaycie Orsak had six points each, Rachel Saulnier and Kaylin Dworsky had three points each and Julie Brown recorded two points. Sacred Heart beat Universal City First Baptist Academy 65-12 on Tuesday. Harper and Etzler scored 13 points each, Orsak sank 11 points, Sarah Bluadu booked seven points Bohuslav had six points, Brown finished with five points, Emilie Mudd added four points with Saulnier , Clairie Pavliska and Dworsky getting two points. The Hallettsville Sacred Heart boys fell to New Braunfels Christian 54-40. Evan Wick bucketed 22 points, Scott Stoner had nine points, Michael Zaruba sank four points, Tyler Kraatz and Trent Janak finished with two points each while Danson Bludau added one point. The Indians edged Universal City First Baptist Academy 38-35 on Tuesday. Wick led Sacred Heart with 17 points, Scott Stoner scored seven points, Colton Bludau had six points, Danson Bludau had four points with Janak sinking two points. The Shiner Lady Comanches defeated Flatonia 40-23 on Friday. Amanise Coleman led Shiner with 19 points, Kori Landman bagged nine points, Julianna Rankin had four points with Lenae Kremling, Lauren Schutte, Madison Jalufka and Mackinley Pilat bagging two points each. McKenna Lopez led the Lady Dogs with seven points, Kylie Mica scored six points, Jaycee Fike bagged four points with Alanis Ribera, Brooke Migl and Crystal Rodriguez netting two points each.


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The Brahmas ended the quarter on a 7-2 run for a 31-23 halftime lead. Luling was ready to battle in the third quarter as Shaft Cubit hit a triple and Carter converted some free throws and got a three-point play to get the Eagles to within 31-30. McGee scored after an offensive rebound and Hunter Mican connected from downtown to put Hallettsville ahead 36-31. Luling scored five of the next eight to pull within 3936 at the conclusion of the third box. In the fourth frame, buckets by Reece Franks and Alvarez brought Luling witin 41-40. Dowdell made

some baskets, McAfee hit two free throws and Dalton Herrington scored on a jumper to boost the Brahmas to 51-43. Luling then went on a 9-7 run to finish the contest.
Hallettsville 58, Luling 52 H 19 12 8 19-58 L 12 11 13 16-52 Hallettsville: Trenton McGee 7 1-5 15, Jimario Grounds 2 8-12 12, Dalton Herrington 4 4-6 12, Walker Dowell 3 1-2 7, Landon McAfee 2 2-2 7, Hunter Mican 1 0-0 3, Reid Leopold 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 16-27 58. Luling: Josh Alvarez 6 2-3 18, Daryl Carter 3 3-5 9, Juan Ordonez 3 0-0 6, Shaft Cubit 1 3-4 5, Reece Franks 2 1-2 5, Rene Casarez 2 0-0 4, Briar Bullock 1 0-0 3, Desmond Cubit 3 0-0 6. Totals 19 9-15 52.

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bring Gonzales within 36-26. A putback shot by Joe Ryan Carrizzales brought the Apaches to within single digits, 3628. The Tigers concluded action in the third with a spurt of eight points. The Apaches did not give up and managed to outscore the Tigers in the final quarter 10-8 with seven points from James.
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Smithville: Ceran Adkins 8 4-7 21, Nick Tirion 4 0-0 8, Sam Crandle 2 1-2 6, Khali McCathern 2 2-2 6, Aaron Riddle 2 0-0 4, Kyle Cooper 0 3-3 3, Garrett Gray-Mathis 1 0-2 2, Devonte Patridge 1 0-2 2. Totals 20 10-18 52. Gonzales: Darrance James 6 8-9 21, Tyshawn Erskin 0 5-6 5, Alyas Ramirez 2 0-0 4, Jordan Johnson 2 0-2 4, Aaron Hunt 1 0-0 2, Joe Ryan Carrizales 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 13-17 38.

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Shiners Jacob Stafford wins Defensive Player of the year

The 2013 Shiner Comanches relied a lot on the play of their defense to help them to the Class 1A Division I state championship game and to an 11-4 season record. Leading this unit was senior linebacker Jacob Stafford, who was named the All-District 15-1ADI Defensive Player of the Year. He had 135 total tackles, 77 unassisted, 58 assisted, one interception, seven forced fumbles, five sacks, six hurries and one blocked kick. Stafford saw playing time at both quarterback and running back. On the First Team Offense was Stafford at quarter, sophomore running back Chad Neubauer, senior running back Marcus Coleman, junior utility player Tyler Patek, senior tight end Caleb Kalich, junior center Micah Morkovsky, junior lineman Dillon Kalina, senior lineman Tanner Pietsch and senior kicker Hunter Mraz. Selected to the First Team Defense were Pietsch at tackle, Kalina at end and senior Bryan Kloesel at outside linebacker. Picked for the Second Team Offense were senior tight end Joey Overton along with senior linemen Nathan Schneider and Craig Kneifel. Comanches picked for the Second Team Defense were Kalich at end, Schneider at outside linebacker, Neubauer and Patek at defensive back and Mraz at punter.
District 15-1ADI All-District Football District MVP: Clay Vesely, sr, Ganado Offensive MVP: Ray Salazar, sr, Ganado Defensive MVP:Jacob Stafford, sr, Shiner Newcomer of the Year: Garrett McCann, fr, Ganado Coach of the Year: Ganado staff First Team Offense Quarterback Dominic Cruz, jr, Kenedy; Jacob Stafford, sr, Shiner Running back Billy Jones, sr, Ganado; Cedric Mejia, sr, Ganado; Chad Neubauer, soph, Shiner; Marcus Coleman, sr, Shiner Wide receiver Seferino Villarreal, jr, Kenedy; Jacob Asebedo, sr, Kenedy; Kameron Smith, jr, Ganado; Taylor Thedford, sr, Ganado Utility Tyler Patek, jr, Shiner Tight end Austin Alford, jr, Ganado; Caleb Kalich, sr, Shiner Center Manuel Alemda, sr, Ganado; Micah Morkovsky, jr, Shiner Linemen Thomas Parks, sr, Ganado; Will Malek, sr, Ganado; Braydan Andel, sr, Ganado; Salvado Almeda, sr, Ganado; Ray Garza, sr, Kenedy; Dillon Kalina, jr, Shiner; Tanner Pietsch, sr, Shiner; Tanner Johanson, sr, Three Rivers Kicker Hunter Mraz, sr, Shiner First Team Defense Defensive tackle Tanner Pietsch, sr, Shiner; Tanner Johanson, sr, Three Rivers; Will Malek, sr, Ganado; Manuel Alemda, sr, Ganado Defensive end Braydan Andel, sr, Ganado; Ray Garza, sr, Kenedy; Dillon Kalina, jr, Shiner Outside linebacker Jacob Asebedo, sr, Kenedy; Brian Kloesel, sr, Shiner; Caleb Schendel, sr, Yorktown; Billy Jones, sr, Ganado; Ray Salazar, sr, Ganado Inside linebacker Cody Plant, jr, Ganado; Defensive back Jacob Foltyn, soph, Ganado; Kameron Smith, jr, Ganado; Seferino Villarreal, jr, Kenedy; Dominic Cruz, jr, Kenedy Punter Thomas Parks, sr, Ganado Second Team Offense Quarterback Jacob Garcia, sr, Yorktown; Hagan Johnston, sr, Three Rivers Running back Logan Romans, sr, Yorktown; Jesse Perez, jr, Three Rivers Wide receiver Tony Aleman, soph, Kenedy; Juan Rivera, jr, Three Rivers; Grant Allman, sr, Yorktown Tight end Levi Fulcher, soph, Three Rivers;Joey Overton, sr, Shiner Center Robbie Gutierrez, sr, Kenedy Linesmen Cody Plant, jr, Ganado; John Tristan, sr, Ganado; Nathan Schneider, sr, Shiner; Craig Kneifel, sr, Shiner; Shane Edens, jr, Three Rivers; Bryant Tiemann,jr, Kenedy Kicker Jordan Valdez, jr, Kenedy Second Team Defense Defensive tackle Steven Perez, sr, Yorktown; Tristin Villarreal, sr, Kenedy; Thomas Parks, sr, Ganado; Dustin Terry, jr, Three Rivers Defensive end Austin Alford, jr, Ganado; Adam Romero, sr, Three Rivers; Caleb Kalich, sr, Shiner; Joe Kiesling, jr, Kenedy Outside linebacker Weston Huff, jr, Three Rivers; Tanner Yeaman, jr, Three Rivers; Graham Lawrence, Kenedy; Brandon Lister, soph, Ganado; Nathan Schneider, sr, Shiner Inside linebacker Keller Hughes, sr, Three Rivers; Cedric Mejia, sr, Kenedy; Trever Reed, sr, Yorktown Defensive back Brandon Smith, sr, Yorktown; Taylor Thedford, sr, Ganado; Chad Neubauer, soph, Shiner; Tyler Patek, jr, Shiner; Tony Aleman, soph, Kenedy; Juan Rivera, jr, Three Rivers. Punter Dominic Cruz, jr, Kenedy; Hunter Mraz, sr,

Sports Briefs
Band on the Run 5K The Gonzales High School Mighty Apache Marching Band will be hosting the Band on the Run 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday 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 https://www.runreg. com/Net/3852/ApacheBand-on-the-Run or in person at the GHS Field House. There will be multiple age groups, TShirts are included and medals will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the Mighty Apache Marching Band. son (20-4) 11. Melissa (19-3) 12. Fairfield (186) 13. Canton (19-6) 14. Quinlan Ford (20-4) 15. Wilmer-Hutchins (18-5) 16. Hamshire-Fannett (23-5) 17. Lytle (19-7) 18. Bridge City (27-4) 19. Brownwood (18-5) 20. Columbia (18-6) 21. Stafford (19-8) 22. Kilgore (18-7) 23. Dalhart (20-4) 24. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (20-4) 25. Boerne (19-7) Class 2A 1. Sunnyvale (25-0) 2. Brock (24-2) 3. San Antonio Cole (28-1) 4. Central Heights (27-0) 5. Canadian (24-0) 6. Cisco (21-2) 7. Jim Ned (20-5) 8. Wall (224) 9. Grandview (21-2) 10. Hallettsville (24-3) 11. Sonora (22-4) 12. Paradise (19-5) 13. Dallas Life Oak Cliff (16-6) 14. Franklin (19-5) 15. Tatum (20-3) 16. Rogers (23-3)17. Mt. Vernon (17-6) 18. Winnsboro (23-4) 19. Alba-Golden (20-3) 20. Woodville (20-3) 21. Jarrell (233) 22. Idalou (18-6) 23. Maypearl (18-9) 24. Poth (11-10) 25. Mathis (20-4) Texas Girls Coaches Association Basketball poll Class 3A 1. LaVega (26-0) 2. Argyle (24-1) 3. Shallowater (21-3) 4. West Oso (22-4) 5. Yoakum (22-4) 6. Celina (214) 7. Dalhart (20-4) 8. Hamshire-Fannett (25-4) 9. Navasota (244) 10. Ford (19-4) 11. Lubbock Cooper (22-7) 12. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (20-4) 13. Hondo (21-4) 14. Bridge City (24-5) 15. Melissa (17-2) 16. Fairfield (18-6) 17. Brownwood (18-5) 18. Wylie (18-5) 19. LaVernia (18-5) 20. Bullard (18-5) 21. Needville (175) 22. Big Spring (16-4) 23. Geronimo Navarro (18-5) 24. Levelland (175) 25t. Robinson (19-3) 25t. Canyon Lake (17-6) 25t. West Orange-Stark (15-6) 25t. Liberty Hill (14-9) 25t. Paris (14-8) Class 2A 1. Brock (22-2) 2. Sunnyvale (25-0) 3. Central Heights (260) 4. San Antonio Cole (27-1) 5. Hallettsville (24-3) 6. Grandview (21-2) 7. Rogers (203) 8. Canadian (22-0) 9. Winnsboro (23-3) 10. Sonora (22-4) 11. Cisco (19-2) 12. Wall (20-4) 13. Jim Ned (185) 14. Alba-Golden (184) 15. Tatum (18-3) 16. Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill (21-4) 17. Franklin (175) 18. Paradise (18-4) 19. Harmony (18-5) 20. Woodville (18-4) 21. Bells (16-6) 22. Life Oak Cliff (16-6) 23. Winona (16-4) 24. Rivercrest (14-4) 25t. Karnes City (21-6) 25t. Jourdanton (18-6) 25t. Jarrell (20-3) 25t. Union Grove (16-4)

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Yoakum mens basketball league The Yoakum adult mens 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 361-6552909. San Antonio womens soccer league needs players The Womens Soccer Association of San Antonio (WSASA) is in need of female players for women and coed teams that play Sunday at STAR Complex in San Antonio. For more information, please contact Jackie Thompson at or text to 210-602-5645. Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll Boys Class 1A Division 2 1 . Oakwood ( 18 - 2 ) 2 . Texline ( 17 - 3 ) 3 . Laneville ( 20 - 6 ) 4 . Graford ( 17 - 2 ) 5 . Water Valley ( 13 - 5 ) 6 . Throckmorton ( 18 - 3 ) 7 . Douglass ( 18 - 5 ) 8 . Calvert ( 14 - 4 ) 9 . Lingleville ( 17 - 2 ) 10 . Huckabay ( 14 - 6 ) 11 . Ira ( 12 - 1 ) 12 . Eula ( 16 - 7 ) 13 . Coolidge ( 16 - 1 ) 14 . Roxton ( 10 -7) 15 . Miller Grove ( 17 - 8 ) 16 . Crowell ( 10 1 ) 17 . Grady ( 14 - 4 ) 18 . Garden City ( 12 6 ) 19 . Lometa ( 15 - 5 ) 20 . Moulton ( 14 - 7 ) 21 . Nazareth ( 14 - 9 ) 22 . Happy ( 7 - 7 ) 23 . Avinger ( 18 - 2 ) 24 . Anton ( 15 - 5 ) 25 . Petersburg ( 11 - 2 ) Girls Class 3A 1. La Vega (23-0) 2. Argyle (26-1) 3. Celina (21-5)4. Abilene Wylie (20-5) 5. Hondo (234) 6. La Vernia (20-5) 7. Shallowater (21-3) 8. Yoakum (22-4) 9. West Oso (24-4) 10. Robin-

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed in Lake Lavon

ATHENSZebra mussels have now been confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Lake Lavon. The presence of live zebra mussels or veligers, their larvae, has now been confirmed in six Texas water bodies: Lakes Texoma, Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Bridgeport, Belton, and Lavon. A team of USGS scientists led by Dr. Christopher Churchill has been monitoring North Texas reservoirs and rivers for the presence of juvenile and adult zebra mussels as well as for the presence of zebra mussel DNA. Lake Lavons water samples recently tested positive for zebra mussel DNA and a veliger was also positively identified. The USGS tests also detected zebra mussel DNA in lakes Grapevine, Fork and Tawakoni. This is the first detection of zebra mussel DNA in lakes Fork and Tawakoni. However, three consecutive surveys have detected zebra

mussel DNA in Lake Grapevine making it highly suspect. Dr. Robert McMahon, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington, says that while this news is of concern, he suspects that Lake Fork cannot sustain a zebra mussel population because of low levels of calcium, which the mussels use to construct their shells. He believes that Lake Tawakoni is likely more susceptible.

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original having been destroyed in one of the many large storms. Artist David Allgood matched the look of the original, but created this one out of sturdier materials. It measures 27 by 25 feet. The Worlds Largest Blue Crab sits on Seabreeze Drive at the entrance to Rockport Beach Park. While youre there check out Rockport Beach, rated one of the cleanest beaches in Texas. In my next adventures Ill take you to see the Big Tree, the Worlds Longest Fishing Pier, a Nessie sighting, giant sharks, mermaids on the half-shell, and possibly even buried treasure. Know of a unique roadside attraction youd like to see here? Feel free to submit your suggestion in the comments or by emailing me at

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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.

rently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327.

items. Friday 5:308p.m., Saturday, 8am-Noon.


chine. 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. -------------------------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. -------------------------Toro Weedeater, 4 string. $75. 361208-3565. -------------------------Restaurant Tables. Formica. 2 seats & 4 seats. $75 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Mens used jeans great condition. $5/ pair. 32x29, 32x30, 32x32, 35x30, 35x32, 36x30. One pair 32 waist shorts. Call 830672-1106. -------------------------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. --------------------------




Pickup tool Box for small pickup, $25; 5 HP Rototiller, Front Tine, $100 or best offer; 2 1/2 Hp Gas Pump, $50 or make offer. Needs TLC. 437-2232. -------------------------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. -------------------------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 Ma-

LEGAL NOTICE Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Mixed Beverage Permit by Hotel Alcalde Inc, dba Crocketts, to be located at 614 St. Paul Street, Gonzales, Texas. Officers of said corporation are Rick Green Jr, President & Secretary.

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 cur-

Wrangler Trucking is seeking reliable, trustworthy CDL Drivers. Vacuum Trailers. Located at 2006 Robertson, Gonzales. Call 361396-2606 for more information. -------------------------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.


The Gonzales Independent School District is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to qualified firms for underwriting services. Qualifications will be received until 3:00 p.m., February 7, 2014 at the Gonzales ISD Administration Office, 926 Saint Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas 78629. Qualifications shall be clearly marked Gonzales ISD Underwriter Qualifications. No submissions may be changed, amended or modified after the same has been submitted or filed in response to this notice. A proposal may be withdrawn, however, and resubmitted any time prior to the time set for receipt of proposals. Gonzales ISD has the right to accept or reject any bid or to waive any technicality which may be in the best interest of the school district. Gonzales ISD will also be enforcing any and all applicable laws and regulations regarding criminal background checks required by the school district and/or the State of Texas. Such requirements including company employee fingerprinting, will be enforced prior to accessing school campus. For copies of the RFQ, contact Gonzales ISD, 926 Saint Lawrence, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-9551.

Garage Sale: Lindemanns on FM 108-South towards Smiley. Lots of boys, womens and mens clothes; home


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 citys website 2. The Proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked Real Estate Broker Services to the City Secretarys 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@





The Zoning Board of Adjustments of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Board for their consideration: The below listed property is currently zoned as Heavy Commercial(C-2) of which the property owner is requesting a 20 foot setback variance on the setback requirements for the property list below: ADDRESS: 2502 Harwood Road PROPERTY OWNER: Henry Schmidt III PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 2.67 Acres Located in Lot #16, Range #3, East of Water Street PARCEL: 903 The Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a Public Hearing on February 3, 2014, at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Public Hearing, the project will either be approved or denied. The Zoning Board of Adjustments encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Zoning Board of Adjustments projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

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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 TVs, 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, mens 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. -------------------------1800S 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.

desk w/drawers, $40. Patio sliding glass doors, $45. Call Liz: 830-2632103. -------------------------Big solid oak lawyers 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 used, Whirlpool, High table, ceramic, w/4 chairs. Loveseat, cloth, 3 tvs, 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.

Needs some attention to fuel intake, but should be easy fix. Great for ranch or hunting. $2,000. 361-771-5483. -------------------------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. -------------------------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.

743-6192. 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, 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) -------------------------Belmont RV Park. We have FEMA trailers for sale. From $2,500 & up or rent to own. Please call 830-4243600.


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 deposit and one months 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 TVs & 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. ---------------------------------------


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Mobile Homes for rent 3 b e d ro o m / 1 b a t h , stove, refrigerator and microwave, fully furnished, ac/ heat, $695 a month, plus $675 deposit. 900 Old Shiner Rd., Yoakum, 361-5826593/361-798-0816 for more information. -------------------------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.

MESQUITE BBQ WOOD FOR SALE in Gonzales County. All sizes and shapes, ready to use. (830) 672-6265. -------------------------Firewood: Pickup load is $60.00. If you haul. Delivered is $85. Call: 830-5404430.

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

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We deliver good coastal round bales: $75-$100. Coastal mix cow hay, 1278 lb bales - $70. John Bankston, Milano, 512-455-6331.

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Attn: Oil Field Workers. Wymans 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.

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.

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Knowledgeable with VFDs 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

GRAND OPENING! Land/Home Packages. 2+ acre lots w/ trees! Starting at $79/ sf. 4 miles north of Gonzales! (830)6204500. ((RBI36649) -------------------------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. 979-

2001 Buick Regal. 4 dr. 109,000 miles. Very good condition. $4,000. 830857-3705. -------------------------2013 Ford Fusion. All factory warranties. $18,000. Lets 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 miles, spray lined bed, lifted, 4x4.


IN GONZALES - Historic charm, modern conveniences. 2BRE-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. 830-672-2227. -------------------------Nixon Area. 3/2, like new, CA/CH, washer/dryer hookups. $1,000 per month. 830-857-6921. ---------------------------------------


Kingsize 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






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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 In-


cluded. 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 3/2s 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.


For sale or lease. 10,000 sq. ft. Bldg. with multi-level loading docks Prime location - with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/workshop located at 339 St. George. Recently Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580.


One bedroom, one bath furnished apartment. $800 and two bedroom, two bath, $1,200. Short term ok. Gym, wahser/dryer, internet, all bills paid in Seguin. Call Keith, 512-757-0280. -------------------------60 hotel rooms for rent in Seguin. Laundry and meal plans available. Call Keith, 512-7570280. -------------------------3BR, 2BA 1670+Sq. Ft. Upstairs apartment on Residential Lot in nice area of Cuero, $1,185/ mo. includes all Util. with cable and WiFi, fully furnished - incl. linens. Hotelstyle kitchenette (no sink or stove), but full-size fridge, microwave & Keurig brewer. Hot plate ok, outdoor bbq w/ propane & charcoal grill onsite. No pets. $750 deposit, 3 mo. lease. (361) 4841922, leave message.

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. -------------------------Will do house cleaning Monday thru Friday. Call 830203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.


erator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/Cs - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000.


RV Space and RV trailer for rent. All bills included with Dish Network. 830203-9255. -------------------------RV for Rent. $300/ wk. Call 512-6674356. -------------------------Travel Trailer for rent or sale. Rent is $300.00 per week with all bills paid. Will relocate to RV park of your choice and I pay the RV Rental. Or $1,000.00 per month with all bills paid. Will sell travel trailer for $55,000. Call 830351-0943 for details. -------------------------RV Space for rent. $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. RV SITES FOR RENT 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.
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W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply

Dependable Inside Sales Person Needed
2031 Water St., Gonzales Tx 78629 NO PHONE CALLS

Land for Lease off FM 1116 on CR 309. 8 acres, all utilities, parking. Possibly for Oil Field. House on land (needs to be torn down or moved). 830-2037221. -------------------------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)

is now hiring for a

Building material knowledge, computer skills, and cash handling experience a must!

Apply within at


Willing to mow lawns in morning or evening. Also will do weedeating. Not affiliated with any companys. 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) 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.

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. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot

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.

Apply today - Start today!!! Production/Poultry Processing:

Back Dock Hanger 2nd Processing Sanitation (Nights) Truck Mechanic Maintenance Mon.-Fri., 8-10 hr. days


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.


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.

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

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

Human Resources

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

Caraway Ford Gonzales

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


Office space for rent. 19x15. Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Electricity included. $500 a month. 512694-6430. -------------------------Office space for rent. 10x10 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. --------------------------

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

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.


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 gen-

Benefits include:



Career Opportunity
In the ALTANA group, the four brands BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS and ACTEGA operate together. With 5,300 employees worldwide we commit ourselves to the realization of future oriented ideas and the success of our clients products. Together we set world-wide standards in four different fields of specialty chemistry. BYK stands for innovating competence in the area of additives and measuring devices.
Positions available: CDL Bellydump Driver/Roller Operator Water Truck Maintainer/Heavy Equipment Operator Some experience required. Looking for productive team members with leadership skills. Class B CDL Preferred



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

27x80 Building for sale at 315 St. Andrew, Gonzales, Texas. Call 830-672-6123 for details.

Building For Sale


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

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


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


Belmont RV Park Estates Summer Specials

Large lots, Laundry on-site $260/mo. + utilities, Free Wi-Fi, Pool. Call 830-424-3600



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

979-743-1514 or 800-369-6888

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RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921.

772-7655 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 $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.

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 childrens 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.

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



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

Im looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888.

Harley Davidson 2007 Dyna Lowrider with pulled baffles. Blue/Grey 7700 miles. Blue Book Price - $9,440. Harley Davidson - 2009 883L Sportster 700 miles - Burnt Orange. Blue Book - $5,190. Will negotiate. Call 830-8759126 for more information, 8-5pm. -------------------------Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently buying pre-owned Harleys. Looking to sell your Harley? Call Jon Camareno at 830-624-2473.

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! Its 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.
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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.

For Sale by Owner. 65 acres, barn, pond, waterwell, scattered post oaks, coastal grazing & hay field. 689 CR 436, Harwood, TX. Price, $5,000/Ac. 830-263-1728, 830540-4242. -------------------------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 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. -------------------------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.


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.


Randy Smith, Broker


Serving Gonzales and Central Texas


3 bedroom, 1 bath home on 12.3 acres for sale. Large oak trees and creek on property. $185,000. 830-857-3960 or 857-5515.(2-6-14) -------------------------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. -------------------------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

Serving Gonzales and Central Texas

Homes Homes/Residential

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.

Angus Bull. 3 - 18 months old Bulls; 1 26 month old bull. Call 830-263-0808. -------------------------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 Donkeys. 361-

3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, Home,............ 2LV.................. $150,000 3BD, 2BA. Family $86,000 3BR, 1 Bath................ $65,000 306 McClure 2 Rentals, lrg. lot.......................$70,000 1618 St. Peter Home and extra lot.... $70,000 SALE PENDING New on Mkt: Remodeled home...$90,000 473 Crockett Lane-Settlement - 3 bd., 1813 Contour, Reduced to ........$179,000 SALE PENDING beautiful property..................................$258,000 Rivercrest Super home, 4 bds....$165,000 1602 Water St.-commercial/rental.... $150,000 Land 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story Hwy. home..... $145,000 10.96 acs., commercial. 183 N., 792 90-B Lakefront.............................. $89,000 reduced to.................................$349,999 312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd., New: 17+ acres, FM 1116..........$175,000 1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000 10 acs., private, trees............$5,500/acre 11.2 acs., Hwy 90. Gast RdCT .......$5,300/Ac. NTRA CO CT RA Shirley Breitschopf NT CO M/H, trees................$87,500 CR 228 - 15 acs., 153 acs., FM 2091 .........................$795,000 830-857-4142 61 acs., perfect homesite................. $4,990/Ac. Lynnette Cooper 3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000 10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000 Carol Hardcastle 2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac. 830-857-3517 1 ac. Seydler St...............................$25,000 You can reach staff by calling: 8.7 acs., city limitsour ....................... .$120,000 58 Phone: acs., trees, potential, edge of town............. 830-672-2522 ...................................................$12,000/Ac.
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830-875-5866 401 St. George-approx. 3400 sq. ft................. ....................................................... $170,000 7341 U US HWY 183 547 Powder Ridge Shirley Breitschopf Lynnette Cooper The Settlement at Patriot Ranch - Approx. 5,249 sq. ft. NEW LISTING - Commercial Lease. 2 story metal custom home on 10 acres at approx. 520 elevation, office building on 1.18 acres. Reception, 2 offices, 3 BD/4BA/3 car garage with media room, dry sauna, office/break area with small kitchen area and shop. Carol Hardcastle - 830-857-3517 steam shower, mud room, utility room, and storage Conveniently located between Luling and Gonzagalore! Great room with gourmet kitchen. Covered les. $2,500/month Jymmy K. Davis - 512-921-8877 patio set up for outdoor kitchen. $650,000
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State seeks textbook reviewers for 2014 session

State Boiard of Education, Dist. 3

Fine Arts, grades K-12 State review panels are scheduled to convene in Austin for one week during the summer of 2014 to review materials submitted under Proclamation 2015. The TEA will reserve hotel lodging and reimburse panel members for all travel expenses, as allowable by law. Panel members should plan to remain on-site for five days to conduct the evaluation. Panel members will be asked to complete an initial review of instructional materials prior to the in-person review. Panel members will receive orientation and training both prior

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SAN ANTONIO South Texas has critical need for proper educators to review textbooks in some very important topics. We must ensure that South Texas educators are well represented and assist me at the state level to continue bringing proper education to Texas children. The Texas Education Agency is now accepting nominations to the state review panels that will evaluate instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2015. Social studies will be topic of much discussion and controversy

based on past conversation at the Board level as it deals with History. Please forward to your network as we need proper subject matter experts with a balanced view of these critical topics. To nominate yourself or someone else to serve on a state review panel, please complete the form posted at the TEA website and submit it to the TEA on or before Friday, Jan. 24. Proclamation 2015 calls for instructional materials in the following areas: Social Studies, grades K-12 Social Studies (Spanish), grades K-5 Mathematics, grades 9-12

to the initial review and at the beginning of the in-person review. Panel members might be asked to review additional content following the in-person review. Because many of the samples will be delivered electronically, panel members should be comfortable reviewing materials onscreen rather than in print. Panel members should also have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. Upon initial contact by a representative of the TEA, state review panel nominees begin a no-contact period in which they may not have either direct or indirect contact with any publisher or

other person having an interest in the content of instructional materials under evaluation by the panel. The no contact period begins with the initial communication from the Texas Education Agency and ends after the State Board of Education (SBOE) adopts the instructional materials. The SBOE is scheduled to adopt Proclamation 2015 materials at its November 2014 meeting. The nomination form is posted on the TEA website at http:// w w aspx?id=25769804190 If you have any questions, please contact review.adoption@

Saluting our GISD trustees

Dear Gonzales ISD School and Community Family, Happy New Year 2014 to everyone! January is such a wonderful time to take a breath and imagine the possibilities for the coming year and it is also a good time for reflection. One of the great starts to our new year at school is School Board Appreciation Month. This time of the year we pay tribute to the work of the seven people who lead our district by volunteering to serve as an elected official on the Gonzales ISD School Board of Trustees. The GISD School Board members, President Glenn Menking (12 years), Vice President Gloria Torres (31 years), Secretary Josie Smith-Wright (11 years), Member Sue Gottwald (6 years), Member Ross Hendershot, III (6 years), Member Tom Lester, Jr. (8 years) and Member Justin Schwausch (4 years) contribute hours of service to the district. The work of the Gonzales ISD School Board of Trustees is a vital key to success. Decision making, policy action, and governance oversight is instrumental in supporting GISD to meet the needs of students, staff and community. It is truly an honor to celebrate the work of these individuals who govern the educational process. Our hats are off to our GISD School Board. Please

Superintendents Letter
Dr. Kim Strozier

Dr. Kimberly Strozier is superintendent of Gonzales ISD.

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Gianna Maulone designed the Best TV Commercial for Normas House recently. She is a student at Gonzales H.S.Video and Audio Class. (Courtesy Photo)

Citizenship is something that should be honored, recognized and given status. It has nothing to do with academic achievement and anyone can achieve it. The essence of good citizenship is respect - RESPECT for authority, RESPECT for others, RESPECT for self, and RESPECT for rules. It is an attitude that begins at home and is reinforced at school and applied throughout life. Introducing GJHS Own AWESOME APACHES, Tyler Allenger Andrews, Ancel Atkinson and Aaron Rocha. 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! Romy Cantu, a 8th Grader, won $15.00 for attending school during the week

take the time this month to thank the GISD school board for their efforts in our world of education. This month also marks the beginning of great activities in undertaking bond action on our projects. GISD will close on the HEB property next week! We are also working on the upfront work prior to groundbreaking. The selection of the underwriter for the bond sale and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Construction Manager at Risk has been initiated. After required timelines and reviews have taken place, the sale of the bonds will commence. We are looking at the approval of the bond sale by the March 3rd board meeting. The bond issue will close and monies will be delivered to the district late in March for the first sale. Remember, our residents have first opportunity to purchase bonds. Regarding that note, I will publish more information in the February letter. The bond, of course, will roll out in 3 phases as planned. The

initial groundbreaking for the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Center is anticipated to take place at a time between October, 2014 and January, 2015 due to preliminary work related to job site, subcontractors and materials acquisition. The remaining phases will move forward in a timely manner from that point and all projects are anticipated to reach completion by 2017-18 school year. If you are interested in watching the progress of the bond projects please check out the link on the GISD website where you will see pictures as projects unfold, narratives or notes related to the bond and a tentative calendar that we will continue to update as we move forward to completion. It has been a great start to 2014! Our goals for the new year will continue to be raising standards and results in excellence in all that we do in GISD. We hope that you all meet the goals that you have set and wish you a prosperous and healthy year ahead. Thank you for taking an active role in your childs education. Please dont hesitate to call with questions or concerns. We can do anything together! Lets continue to work in a united effort to support GISD school children in achieving Excellence for All. Best Regards, Dr. Kim Strozier

IBAT to honor financial literacy excellence

Cannon News Services

AUSTIN The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) has announced a call for nominations for its Teaching Excellence in Financial Lit-

eracy Award program, now in its fifth year. The IBAT Education Foundation-hosted program recognizes elementary, middle and high school teachers who use innovative, fun and effective methods to teach financial education in the classroom. The Education Foundations mission is to build financially literate communities.

Three award recipients from across the state will be selected, and each will receive $1,000. Additionally, IBAT and local community bankers will recognize the winners during ceremonies at their schools. The goal of this award program is to celebrate teachers who provide their students with the foundation necessary

understanding savings and credit, how to budget and the importance of making informed decisionsto make sound financial decisions for the rest of their lives. To be nominated, interested teachers should fill out the teacher application form found at foundation, then contact IBAT Education Foundation President

Mary Lange at mlange@ She will connect the nominee with a local community banker who will complete the official nomination form. The submission deadline is March 31, 2014. For additional information about the IBAT Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award, visit www.ibat. org.

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Catholic Schools Week Events

SISD gets five-star rating on annual financal report

Cannon Correspondent

Shiner Catholic School Catholic Schools Week 2014 January 25-31 Saturday, January 25 *Mass at 5:00 p.m. -SCS Students will be participating in the 5:00 p.m. mass* -All SCS students attending this mass are asked to wear their SCS School Mass Attire Sunday, January 26 *Mass at 7:30 a.m. -SCS Students will be participating in the 7:30 a.m. mass* -All SCS students attending this mass are asked to wear their SCS School Mass Attire *Pancake Breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. -Pancakes, Breakfast Sausage, Coffee & Juice will be served in the cafeteria. Adult Plates $4.00/Child Plates $3.00 *SCS Open House 8:00-10:30 a.m. -The classrooms will be open for everyone to tour *Mass at 9:30 a.m. -SCS Students will be participating in the 9:30 a.m. mass* -All SCS students attending this mass are asked to wear their SCS School Mass Attire *All SCS Students and their families are asked to attend one of the weekend masses togetherSaturday at 5:00 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 a.m. or Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 27

SHINER Superintendent Lawrence announced that for the second year in a row Shiner ISD received a Five Star rating, the highest possible, during the regular SISD Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 15. Different from the FIRST report, the FAST report rates how well a district manages their funds. He also stated remodeling of the press box is underway and will be completed in time for graduation. They are looking *Prayer & Flag Raising Ceremony in into upgrading the sound system. front of SLE9:00 a.m. *Individual Talent Showimmediately following flag raising ceremony in the cafeteria (PK-8) Shiner Catholic School Honor Roll- SecTuesday, January 28 *SCS Students will participate in ond Quarter (High Honors-All grades 94 and above; various community outreach programs today and throughout the Honors-All grades 85 and above) St Paul High School Honor Roll week Seniors High Honors: Morgan Long Wednesday, January 29 Honors: Ben Janecek, Hannah Novosad, *Balloon Launch at 10:15 a.m. beJacy Pawelek, Travis Raabe Nicolette Siehind SLE *Teacher Appreciation Luncheon gel, Samantha Siegel, Kassidy Tuma provided by the PTCparents are Juniors asked to send desserts to the SLE OfHigh Honors: Kurt Chunda, Kyle Chunfice that morning if youd like da, Honors: Brett Barta, Isabella Crawford, Thursday, January 30 Emily Fikac, Johanna Green, Kolten Kne*Mass at 8:10 sek, McKenzie Kresta, Victoria Kusak, Em*SCS Art Show 4:00-6:00 p.m. -SCS students will showcase their ily Malinovsky,Wenjie Ma, Emily Pokluda, Loni Soefje art in the cafeteria for all to enjoy *Chicken Noodle Soup Supper 4:00Sophomores 7:00 p.m. High Honors: Jed Janecek, Jenna Wil-Dine In or To Go -Noodle Soup, Chicken Salad Sand- liams Honors: T.J. Bell, Alexis Cantu, Ryan Geiwich, Dessert & Drink $6.00 -Noodle Soup, Dessert & Drink $5.00 ger, Natalie Jackson, Derek Kapavik, Kelsey Longoria, Shaelynn Malatek, Colton Mach-Gallon of Noodle Soup $12.00 *SCS Families are asked to bring art, Ashlyn Patek, Juliette Siegel individually wrapped desserts to the Freshman cafeteria for the supper by 4 p.m. High Honors: Haley Clampit, Alex Hull, *School Wide Talent Show 6:15 in Emma Morgan, Nicholas Ritchie the gym Honors: Austin Barton, Alexis Cappleman, Mallory Grabarkievtz, Audrey Green, Friday, January 31 Joshua Haynes, Jacqueline Hernandez, *School Holiday! Trinity Kusak, Allie Kutac, Noah Leist, Ryan Malinovsky, Sydney Mikes, Clayton Reese St Ludmila Elementary Honor Roll Eighth Grade High Honors: Lillie Bell, Jacob Darilek, Jack Janecek, Darby Johnson, Kayla Kubenka, Taylor Mills, MacKenzie Parker, Andrew Wagner, Elyssa Wagner, Michael Wagner, Ashley Wachsmuth Honors: Anna Adamek, Braden Barta, Parker Clay, Scarlett Crawford, Jaydon Darilek, River Haynes, Daniela Hinojosa, Krystin Hodges, Conor Kresta, Pilar Rome-

In other business: Board of Trustees Election is approved for May 10, 2014 with three positions coming open. Shiner ISD enrollment is up two from December to 570. From the Superintendents Report: 67.9% of budget expended. The Shiner ISD District Improvement Plan was approved. Superintendent Lawrence is confident the district will be able to absorb the additional students from Cuero. The Board scheduled the Special Meeting to evaluate the Superintendents Performance for Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Shiner Catholic Honor Rolls

ro, Tiffany Thomas, Nathan Wagner, Jenna Wenske, Spencer Yang Seventh Grade High Honors: Lane Jackson, Riley Johnson, Hope Kapavik, Delynn Pesek, Christine Wagner Honors: Bailey Blair, Catherine Brown, Cole Brown, Zachary Davis, Grace Irvin, Walker Jackson, Kora Kolle, Sadie Morgan, Jared Pesek, Sarah Peters, Angelette Siegel, Garrett Wauson, Katie Wilgus Shiner Catholic School Honor Roll- Q2 (cont) Sixth Grade High Honors: Megan Easterling, Macy Grabarkievtz, Andrew Jaeger Honors: Frank Benes, Sydney Hermann, Matthew Malinovsky, Matthew Morrow, Madison Stamport, Sadie Thibodeaux, Reid Yackel Fifth Grade High Honors: Sam Benes, Brooke Pesek Honors: Paige Brown, Braden Clampit, Cade Davis, Jeffrey Decou, Holly Hull, Maria Janecek, Ashtyn Kardosz, Sophia Kolle, Ted Machacek, Taylor Mobbs, Gerard Nunez, Hannah Pustka Fourth Grade High Honors: Noah Boedeker, Julianna Davis, Katherine Ehrig, Emma Jaeger, Zakery Johnson, Sadie Mikes, Hannah Timmons, Rebecca Wagner, Jake Yackel Honors: Sarah Barecky, Peyton Brown, Seryna Garza, Cody Hollenbach, Kade Leist, Grace Morgan, Cameron Pesek, Grace Pilat, Halle Pilat, Gracee Prove, Carly Pustka, Jacob Spann, Travis Thibodeaux Third Grade High Honors: Alexandria Escobar, Grayson Hodges, Ashlyn Pesek, Jacob Wachsmuth Honors: Julia Machacek, Carson McNabb, Cole Robinson, Brayden Slaughter, Jackson Ulcak, Matthew Wagner

The Gonzales Cannons annual salute to the participants and winners in area livestock shows gets underway in February. Our Feb. 20 edition will feature the winners of the Luling, Moulton, Yoakum and Flatonia shows! On Feb. 27, well be wishing Good Luck to all the participants in the Gonzales, Nixon-Smiley, Waelder and Shiner shows, and our March 20 edition will include our salute to all the winners! Reserve your space now to congratulate the youngsters who work so hard on their projects every year! Contact Debbie or Dot at 830-672-7100 or by e-mail at: advertising@ or dot@

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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 youre 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

snails together, adding the paste to beer and boiling the whole thing. Those in need of a tonic drank it. Sea turtles can breathe through their backsides. If you could leap over the St. Louis Arch unassisted, you would have jumping power equivalent to that of a flea. If youre planning a trip to Oregon, you might want to stop off in Gold Hill to see the Oregon Vortex, where strange phenomena are said to occur. In the mid-20th century, a scientist and mining

engineer named John Litser conducted experiments on the property and came to the conclusion that the site contains a spherical field of force and 15 crisscrossing magnetic fields. Before his death in 1959, he burned his notes, reportedly saying, The world is not ready for this. Those who tour the attraction today might see balls roll uphill or brooms stand on end. Some people appear to be much shorter and some much taller. There are even those who say visiting the Vortex eases back pain. Before he became famous, singer Rod Stewart briefly had a job as a grave digger. *** Thought for the Day: Television makes so much at its worst that it cant afford to do its best. -- Fred W. Friendly (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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