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A two-year-old paperwork snafu almost left some Gonzales County voters unable to vote in their party’s upcoming primary election. Republican voters in Gonzales County will be able to cast ballots in the March 4 primaries after some scrambling by the county’s Community.................... A8 party chairman and state officials Livestock Markets.......... C3 ensured that ballots would be available on time — and the Democratic Oil & Gas........................... C4 Party primary appeared to have re-

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solved the issue which had delayed ballots by mid-day Wednesday. Gonzales County Clerk Lee Riedell on Monday told Commissioners Court the county would not be able to hold its primaries because the company which prints the ballots, Election Systems and Software (ES&S), was witholding ballots after the county’s Democratic Party failed to pay for ballots in the last election in 2012.

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Riedell said county Democratic Chairman Ken Mosher II had failed to file paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to obtain reimbursement to pay the bill, and that ES&S was withholding the ballots for both parties as a result. “If we don’t have them by Friday, you’re not going to be able to vote,” Riedell said. “I’m not doing ballots on the copy machine. It’s out of my hands.” Mosher said Monday afternoon by e-mail that “Yes this is in the process of being remedied and


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should be taken care of before Friday.” The Cannon confirmed with Riedell’s office Wedneday that ES&S had e-mailed final proofs of the Democratic ballot to Mosher, indicative that ballots would be available in time for the start of early voting Feb. 18. Riedell told Commissioners she was supposed to begin mailing out ballots by mail last week but has been unable to do so because she doesn’t have the ballots to send. PRIMARY, Page A7

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NIXON — The Nixon City Council called for local city elections to be held on May 10 and reviewed details pertaining to the upcoming election, during the Feb. 10 regular monthly meeting. The City Council approved the two weekdays

of May 5 and May 6 for the early voting polling places to remain open for the 12 hours of 7am-7pm at City Hall. Early voting will run from April 28 through May 6 at City Hall. Two council seats currently held by councilmen incumbents Hector Dominguez (also serving as mayor pro-tem) and Doug Koenig are up for election, as well as the position of mayor, currently held by incumbent Mayor Maria Blanch. Currently, no one has filed to run against the incumbents. The deadline for candidates to file to run is Feb 28. The council also approved for City Manager George Blanch, Mayor Pro-Tem Hector Dominguez, City Secretary Tanya Torres, and Mayor Maria Blanch to act as official signatories for various contractual and fund documents pertaining NIXON, Page A7


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Among the early-risers hitting this year’s Gonzales Masonic Lodge Pancake Breakfast fundraiser Saturday was the crew from Gonzales EMS (above), enjoying a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage. The cooking team (right) was kept busy all morning. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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sale of about $15 million. Consultant John Roebuck told the board the district is in a very good financial situation and in the current bond market GISD can expect to see low interest rates on the sale. “We are in a good environment to sell bonds,” he said. Roebuck added that with property values int he district continuing to rise, the district could con-


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Gonzales school trustees on Monday moved ahead with plans to sell $15 million in schoolhouse construction bonds, but also heard that some of the district’s patrons are unhappy with the way the athletics programs are operating this year. Trustees voted to award underwriting contracts to RBC and Southwest Securities to handle the

ceivably pay off the issue sooner and save significantly on interest charges. During the public comment portion of the meeting, the board heard from a member of the public and from a staff member concerned with how the district’s basketball program in particular is being handled and a call for a new athletic director who does not coach. Betty J. Johnson said she was escorted from a December game and

asked to leave the campus. “I demand to know why,” she said. “Nobody’s told me yet what I did wrong.” Staff member Joyce Sexton said she has been “very disappointed” at how sports other than football and track have been neglected, and urged the board to consider a full-time athletic director with no coaching duties when they move to replace recently-departed Ricky Lock. GISD, Page A7

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children in London, Rome, and Madrid, and exploring other European countries as well, memories of which she fondly cherished. Mary Elizabeth Lawley Tinsley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Tinsley Deschner and her husband Everett of Canyon Lake, sons and daughter-in-law, Cpt. James R. Tinsley, III, USN, ret. and his wife Rita of Philadelphia, and John L. Tinsley of Gonzales. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Elizabeth Deschner Nettles, Jay Tinsley, Willis Tinsley, Jolie Tinsley Gray, Dr. Emily Tinsley Gass, MD, Wade O’Harrow, and Tyler O’Harrow, greatgrandchildren, Doug, Kate and John Nettles, Mahalia, Thailee and Kanani O’Harrow, Miles Gass, Ty, Luke, Brandt and Baylen Tinsley, Hays Gray and Jacob and Noah O’Harrow and a great-great grandchild Miguel Garcia. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, parents and her granddaughter, Katherine Deschner. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jay Tinsley, Willis Tinsley, Ty Tinsley, Luke Tinsley, Wade O’Harrow, John Nettles, Kate Nettles, Elizabeth Nettles and Jolie Gray. Honorary Pallbearers: included the balance of her loving grand, great, and great-great-grandchildren. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2014. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales Public Library, the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. and retired from her working career with the Department of Human Services in Seguin. Margaret was very active in 4-H while she lived in Fredricksburg, her interests in helping children with their project were genuine as she loved watching them succeed with their efforts. Margaret lived her life as if she was living for others. She was happiest when she was needed. She was selfless, loving and a devoted care-giver. In raising her children as a single parent she was firm but always with a loving presence. She cooked and sewed for them, her hands were never idle. She taught them to be independent, completely able to care for themselves. On holidays Margaret would cook a favorite food item for each member of her family, and she shared her knowledge of preparing fine cuisine with her daughters-in-law whom she loved as her own. She kept treasured memories and mementos of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives, little things that may have meant nothing to some were records of life’s little stories that completed her chest of cherished memories. Margaret Lou Shelton is survived by her daughter, LuAnn Shelton of Gonzales, sons and daughtersin-law, Hugh, Jr. and Mary Ellen Shelton of Gonzales, James T. and Dena Shelton, Robert J. and Wanda Shelton all of Florence, TX, William Jackson and Erin Shelton of Naples, FL, brother, Louis Cleveland, Jr. of Fentress, grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Eric Shelton, Christopher Shelton, David Shelton, Katelynn Shelton, Zachary Shelton, Joshua Shelton, and Darby Shelton, great-grandchildren, Haley Shelton, Katlyn Shelton, Kenneth Todd Smith and Jonah Wayne Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Funeral services was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Smith officiating. Interment followed in Gonzales Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: Bill Cleveland, Christopher Shelton, David Shelton, Heston Lowry, Nicholas Smith, Zachary Shelton and Eric Shelton. Honorary pallbearer was Louis Cleveland, Jr. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Gonzales Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, or Odyssey Hospice. Services were under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. She was a 1957 graduate of Waelder High School. She married Claude Ray Harsch on June 8, 1957 at the Waelder Methodist Church. Barbara worked as a dental assistant with an orthodontics practice for several years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg. She was member of the Bunco Club in Rosenberg, enjoyed gardening and tending her beautiful flower beds and camping with family and friends. She especially enjoyed time spent with her children and her beloved twin granddaughters. She is survived by her daughter Dr. Pamela Sue Ray of San Antonio; son Michael Ray Harsch and wife Pam of Richmond; granddaughters Jessica and Jennifer Harsch of Richmond; sisters Joyce Harris of Gonzales, LaVern Davis and Betty Schroeder both of Thompsonville; brother Richard Schroeder and wife Barbara of Harwood and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents and her husband. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Thompsonville Cemetery with Johnny Fogle officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Thompsonville Cemetery Association. Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 78629 (830)672-3232. nephews and many friends. Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 17th from 5 PM – 8 PM at Finch Funeral Chapel of Nixon. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18th at 11:15 AM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with the Rev. Kenneth Clapp officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850. All are invited to sign the on-line guest book at www. Though the marriage didn’t survive, the love of all their children continued. He married Marilyn Tankersley who also came into the marriage with three children and as expected Buck loved them as his own. And in the end Buck married Patricia Oakes who came into the marriage with 1 child and Buck loves for all still abounded. Buck was stern with his children, but as gentle as a teddy bear at the same time. He was a very simple man with simple needs, but would freely give whatever he had to anyone that might need it more. He was talented with his hands and frequently made homemade gifts for his children who appreciated the gifts so much more, because they came from the love of his hands. Buck enjoyed hunting, fishing, being out doors, camping and working with his hands. He was a straight talker, he said what he meant and meant what he said. Though he will be fondly remembered by those that loved him as a loving compassionate man, they will also remember with a smile Buck’s ornery and stubborn side that always faded in time with his huge loving heart. Buck Pettus is survived by his daughters, Marti Roegner and her husband Daniel of Liberty Hill, Pamela Jean Webb and her husband Lake of Leander, Amy Pettus of Gonzales, and Tabby Anderson of Luling, sons, William Stricker and his wife Roni of Spring, and Henry Pettus II of and his wife Marlene of Seguin, sisters, Pat Caraway of Nixon, Ginger Tidwell of Gonzales, Laura Neighbors of and her husband Alan of Gonzales, brothers, David Pettus and his wife Sue of Luling, Harry Pettus of Gonzales, and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 22, at 2 p.m. in Two Rivers Bible Church with Pastor Jesse Elizondo officiating. Memorials may be made to the Two Rivers Bible Church or the Gonzales First Baptist Church. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Mary Elizabeth Tinsley,1921-2014 Mary Elizabeth Tinsley, 92, of Gonzales, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. She was born October 9, 1921 in Gonzales to J. E. “Pete” Lawley and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Lawley. Mary Elizabeth graduated from Gonzales High School and attended the University of Texas before coming back to Gonzales to marry her childhood sweetheart James Robert Tinsley, Jr., on September 2, 1941 in Gonzales. Mary Elizabeth was a life long and longest serving member of the Gonzales First United Methodist Church. Growing up in Gonzales Mary Elizabeth was very athletic; she was a wonderful tennis player and loved all sports. She enjoyed the outdoors and hunting dove with her family. She was an enthusiastic volunteer, freely sharing her time working for the Gonzales Public Library, serving on the Library Board of Directors, teaching Sunday school for many years in her church, volunteering work at the “Thrift Shop,” a predecessor to GCAM, and helping out at the local nursing home. In 1973 Mary Elizabeth was recognized by the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce for her work in cultural and historical advancement. Mary Elizabeth might have lived by the words of Harry S. Truman, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit,” because all she contributed was not for herself, but for betterment of the lives of others. Mary Elizabeth was a supportive and loving mother and grandmother. She loved to play games with her children, everything from pool to card games, but she played to win, imparting a lesson to her children that it is far better to win. She taught her children to respect their family heritage and to be grateful for their family’s part in history. She was involved in every aspect of the family ranching business with her husband. She loved the land and was an excellent steward of the ranch. Upon her husband’s passing in 2009, Mary Elizabeth stepped in as the ranch foreman or the “Queen Bee” of the family ranch, with good business sense she excelled at this endeavor and carried on with the successes of the family business. She never smoked, consumed alcohol, coffee or even tea, however her fondness for chocolate clearly made up for her lack of other vices. She enjoyed traveling, much to the chagrin of her rancher husband Jim Robert; regardless she would arrange two week family adventures to wonderful destinations all over the United States. However at the end of the trip Jim Robert was known to turn the family car around and head home like a barn sour horse to get back to his ranching responsibilities. Mary Elizabeth found great pleasure in visiting her


William Henry “Buck” Pettus,1942-2014 William Henry “Buck” Pettus, 71, of Gonzales, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014. He was born June 6, 1944 in Gonzales to Samuel Cobb Pettus and Lucylee Wilson Pettus. Buck graduated from Gonzales High School and honorably served his country in the United States Army. Buck married Patricia Dean Oakes on November 24, 2001. After serving in the Army Buck did contract work with GTE before hiring on with GTE where he worked for 20 years retiring in 1993. He worked at Kaspar Wire Works for few years before settling in at his home where he made knives and did some woodworking. Buck was an accepting welcoming man, with enough love to marry a woman with three children and love them as his own. In 1971 he married Jeanie Hawes, loving her and her children as wholly and completely as the best of men are expected. Together they added two more children to the union.


Lawrence “Larry” Wayne Formolo,1939-2014 Lawrence “Larry” Wayne Formolo, age 74, died February 9, 2014 at his home in Smiley. He was born November 12, 1939 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania to Albert and Marie (Smoyer) Formolo. Larry is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Leonard Formolo and Albert Formolo; and a great-grandson, Sean Serth. He proudly served his country during 18 years of military service; and he served as a peace officer for 20 years as a deputy in Gonzales and Hays Counties. Larry loved rebuilding hot rods and won the Most Beautiful Baby at the 1940 World’s Fair in New York. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Jeanette (Laging) Formolo of Smiley; children: Larry Formolo Jr. of Smiley; Bill Formolo and wife Valarie of Yoakum; Mary Kash of Smiley; Angie Formolo of Smiley; Natalie Sassenhagen and husband Darrin of New Braunfels; Priscilla Formolo-Salinas of Smiley; Anselmo Formolo of San Marcos; his grandchildren: Christina Formolo and Sam Formolo of Corpus Christi; Victoria Formolo and Neal Formolo of Yoakum; Cory Kash, Lauren Ceaser and Justin Ceaser of Smiley; Libbi Sassenhagen, Graci Sassenhagen, and Kylie Sassenhagen of New Braunfels; and Gianna Salinas of Smiley; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers: John Formolo and wife Kathy; and Jimmy Formolo and wife Bridgett all of New Jersey; as well as numerous beloved nieces,


Margaret Lou Shelton, 1931-2014 Margaret Lou Shelton, 82, of Gonzales, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She was born April 25, 1931 in Gonzales to Louis F. Cleveland and Alta B. Robinson Cleveland. Margaret graduated from Gonzales High School and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Daughter’s of the Republic of Texas. She married Hugh Shelton, Sr. on June 20, 1953 in Gonzales. Margaret was an extraordinary woman, upon the passing of her husband in 1971; Margaret went back to college and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwest Texas State all the while caring for her children still at home. After graduating she went to work for Texas A&M Agriculture Extension Service in Floresville and Fredricksburg. She left the extension service in 1984 and taught school for a short period at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Yoakum



Cameron Horton of Gonzales swore in Feb.3 at Fort Sam Houston to serve in United States Army and will ship out Aug. 8 to go to Ft Benning Ga. for basic training. He will train to be a Calvary Scout. (Photo courtesy Tish Musick)

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Barbara Ann Harsch,1939-2014 Barbara Ann Harsch, of Rosenberg, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014. She was born February 13, 1939, in Gonzales, the daughter of Walter and Julia Vackar Schroeder.


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Charles Duke — Brigadier General, New Braunfels resident and youngest of all 24 American moonwalkers — thoroughly inspired a church lunch crowd on Feb. 3 with his insider story of the Apollo moon shot experience. Born in North Carolina, Charles attended the Naval Academy, and later received a master’s degree at MIT. He wound Senior Warrior up in the Air Force due Salute to his love for flying. Lew The late 50’s McCreary saw many new space advances, i n c l u d i n g Lew McCreary is a resident of S p u t n i k , the Conroe area who also owns R u s s i a n land in Lavaca and Gonzales space voyag- counties. He is compiling the stories of our honored veterans ers including from throughout the region, esa dog, and pecially those of the World War finally some II era. If you’d like to see the modest US story of your honored veteran featured, contact him at lrmca c h i e v e - ments by early 60’s. Later, President Kennedy announced the bold endeavor for Americans to visit the moon (Apollo Project). Space travel engages huge risks, and eight American astronauts died. Duke, a hot shot pilot, was pleased to become an astronaut. He eventually became one of the 43 who were space qualified for the nine moon missions. Charles, the youngest of the lot, visited the moon for 71 hours. The rocket itself was 363’ high, and weighed 7.7 million pounds. It also pushed 6.6 million pounds of fuel into space taking eight seconds to clear the tower as it shook and shuddered at lift off. Charles said his heart beat reached 144 per minute.

From walking on the Moon to walking with the Lord
Fortuitously Captain John Young’s rate stayed constant at 70. They had previously breathed pure oxygen for three hours to purge all nitrogen, preventing “the bends”. At 100 miles they circled, reaching the speed of escape (26,000 mph) and at 16,000 miles Charles viewed the “full circle of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22, Job 26:7b)…God’s jewel suspended in the blackness of space. Upon arrival at the Moon, the lunar module engine problem got everyone’s attention, including Mission Control, the experts back in Texas. Charles can’t thank them enough for all the problems they resolved. Charles’ backpack and body weighed 360 pounds on earth and 60 on the moon. In a silly stunt (high jump attempt) his center of gravity put Charles on his back. Had the pack broken, he would have died there. He remembered his training, “roll to his right”, and with help moved on. There were experiments and tours (moon rover) and gathering of 213 pounds of rock before exiting…leaving three rovers ($24 million) with dead batteries. Safely back on Earth, Charles’ personal career flourished financially — but, he says, not spiritually. His training/traveling had kept him away from wife Dottie and two sons. His new business thrived, consuming his days. Duke says his she spousal relationship suffered again, and when he spoke to the boys the temperamental drill sergeant voice often prevailed. It was at that point, he says now, that his wife’s action helped save the family. The marriage became rocky, to the point where Dottie asked God to reveal Himself to her, as she was contemplating drastic alternatives. She became saved within seven months, the Holy Spirit enabled her to love Charles unconditionally, and she gave her husband “problem” over to God. This got Charles’ attention big time, he says.

Despite his worldly success his personal life had hit rock bottom. He sold his business in 1978 and says he received a visit from the Lord. He said the message heard in his frontal lobe was: “Your problem is your marriage, and you have not cherished your son. As you address them you can either curse or bless them.” Charles began searching the scriptures to confirm it was God’s truth. There followed marriage seminars and retreats. Over time Charles surrendered to the Lord and His truth. Finally the Lord had became more precious than earthly wealth, and God dealt with his other problem called lust. In time, Charles’ sons joined their parents in walking with Jesus. Duke says that much later the Devil

Apollo Astronaut Charles Duke

played the “lust card” again and this time, he dealt with it, warning his audience of men to be constantly on their guard no matter what their age. It takes great intensity to train eight years then finally walk on the moon. Yet as he spoke at the church lunch, Charles Duke, a member of that elite group, totally humbled himself and bared his soul in public testimony. He concluded with this message: “I’m the only person present who walked on the moon after such an ordeal. Yet with very little training I’m walking every day with the God of the universe. That’s something anyone in this room can decide to do… even today. Walk with Jesus, walk with us; it’s free. Jesus paid the entire price for all of us. May God bless all of you.”

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Let’s make things perfectly clear: Justin Bieber will NEVER be a U.S. Marine. You won’t hear this from me often, but please join me as I say “Amen!” What began as a tongue-incheek spoof has been picked up on by so many pundits around the Internet that a lot of folks honestly believe that some Miami judge actually gave Bieber a choice between going to jail or joining the Marine Corps. I can’t figure out whether the author of the tall tale was poking fun at Bieber or poking fun at the Marines. The story appeared Jan. 24, just a few hours after the Canadian version of Miley Cyrus had been arrested in Miami for dragracing while drunk. A website called “Duffle Blog — The American Military’s Most-Trusted News Source” printed what looked like a legitimate news story claiming that Miami judge Joseph Farina had given Bieber the choice of going to jail or serving in the Corps. While Farina is, in fact, the judge in the case, he made no

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such statement. He ordered a $2,500 bond posted, Bieber posted it and was released about an hour after his court appearance. The story was written under a pseudonym which is a tranposed vulgarity (and thus won’t be named here), with “Paul and Dick Scuttlebutt” named as contributors. For those who never served, “scuttlebutt” is a sea-service term for unfounded and unattributed rumor. Duffle Blog is a site that spoofs stories with a military angle. Among some of the other gems available on the site: “Budweiser wins the naming rights to Arlington National Cemetery” and “F35 Prototype Becomes Self-Aware and Has to be Destroyed.”

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Like another such spoof site, The Onion, it’s designed to be humorous and poke fun at the nonsense fed to us by the mainstream media. And like some of The Onion’s stories, bloggers all over have picked it up and repeated it verbatim as God’s Awful Truth. My chagrin is that the humor — and humor it is intended to be, however dry and borderline vulgar — is lost on way too many people. That really doesn’t bode well for us as a society. And it’s not just the websites. I’ve actually heard people say that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show is the “Most Respected Newsman” in America. He’s a comedian, guys. It’s all spoof. Nor is spoofery the only thing that easily fools us. How often have you heard someone say: “Bill O’Reilley reported ...” or “Rachel Maddow reported ...” Tap-tap-tap! The “talking heads” of the broadcast industry — Limbaugh, Mathews, Hannity and the rest — they are not “journalists.” Journalists actually cover the news. All the media pundits do is attempt to use the news

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Texas energy industry needs to wake itself up
President Obama did not mince words when he declared “climate change is a fact” during his State of Union address earlier this month. He has long stated his goal to find and use alternate energy sources to fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal). However, he and his radical environmentalist allies have hit high gear, and the question is what will the Texas energy industry do about it. The liberal San Antonio ExpressNews carried a story on this week (Thursday, Feb. 6) claiming that “earthquakes in the Eagle Ford Shale region — including a 2011 quake felt in San Antonio — are likely being triggered by increased oil extraction, according to a new research paper from the University of Texas at Austin.” Note the word “likely”. The news report cited a two-year survey of seismic activity in South Texas that claims to link the “upswing in the production of oil and brackish water that flows up alongside hydrocarbons” with the reported earthquakes. Environmentalists are already lining up to use the report to stop en-

to promote a particular political agenda, whether right or left. It’s my belief that the issue of not being able to tell fact from humor or opinion stems from two factors. For starters, we’ve had three generations now shielded from adult humor in childhood — not vulgar humor, but the adult humor of satire. I grew up watching Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble and Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd and even Mighty Mouse dealing with adult issues. I entered adulthood able to tell the difference between truth and spoof. Nowadays, the Pink Care Bear turns talk about defending one’s honor or saving the world from bad guys into baby-talk about sharing and tending a vegetable garden to stop pollution. We’ve so shielded three generations growing up that as adults they’ll believe just about anything you tell them if you sound enough like an authority. The second factor is that these later generations have access to so much information that is no

longer under any ethical control. As children, we of the Stone Age Generation had three channels plus PBS on television. We might have access to, at best, two or three newspapers, and maybe a dozen magazines. We trusted Walter Cronkite, even though he was a talking head, becuase we trusted that the news he was reading was accurate and factual. We can’t even trust the New York Times these days. As kids, when we experienced humor, it was blatant: the Three Stooges, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Richard Pryor, Abbott and Costello, Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, Sid Caesar, Gilligan’s Island. They all whipped a little dry satire into things, but slapstick is what carried the day. Today’s humorists lack that gift of slapstick. I guess that’s one of the reasons I prefer working in a small town; we generally have an older audience that is able to grasp my feeble attempts at dry humor. And when they don’t my columns are funny, I simply steer complaints to my girlfriend, Jennifer Anniston.

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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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ergy development in south Texas. The screams are both of rage against the industry and glee at the report. What liberals play down is that researchers have also concluded the quakes were not related to hydraulic fracturing, the process of pumping water, sand and chemicals at high pressure to crack open dense shale. Nor do disposal wells, where companies discard hydraulic fracturing fluids and brackish water found underground, appear to trigger most of the quakes. These are “inconvenient truths”. In another news report, it was claimed that the study, which was funded by the oil and gas industry, had predicted hydraulic fracturing in the Eagle Ford would use a maximum of around 35,000 acre-feet of water annually. However, a study by the Express-News reportedly looked at more than 23,000 Texas wells drilled from 2011 to 2013, including more than 6,100 in the Eagle Ford, and found that the oil field is using more water. They claimed operators reported using around 43,770 acrefeet last year in 3,522 Eagle Ford wells, the approximate annual usage for 153,000 San Antonio households. Their conclusion: hydraulic fracturing is contributing to the drought in Texas. Droughts, and earthquakes, and climate change…oh my! Again, the question is how will the energy industry, and the many business, political, and community leaders in Texas respond to this very real threat from Obama and liberals. In 2012, many if not most of the south Texas energy industry and its related business leaders sat out the local and state elections. Several very good conservatives were defeated by liberal Democrats in November 2012 because of the lack of support. 2014 must be different. Liberals like Democratic candidates Wendy Davis, Leticia Van De Putte, Henry Cuellar, Pete Gallego, and others may claim to support Texas energy interests, but they will always follow the liberal line and damage America’s and Texas’ need to energy development and independence. The answer is simple…the Texas energy industry must stand with the grassroots conservative movement. Wake up energy industry.

President Barack Obama has urged that we make this a “year of action,” and he is going to do his part by acting with vigor and dispatch to continue to study the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project. The State Department just acted with an 11-volume, 7,000page environmental review that concludes, like the several reviews prior to this point, that the pipeline poses no environmental hazard. You’ve got to hand it to the State Department -- when it is determined to act, it moves. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough went on “Meet the Press” to explain all the dizzying activity taking place as the U.S. government marshals its resources to see that Keystone is perpetually reviewed. “We have one department with a study,” McDonough explained. “Now we have other expert agencies, the EPA, and many others, who have an opportunity -- the Energy Department, an opportunity to look at this and make their determinations.” For its part, the State Department still needs to evaluate whether the pipeline serves the national interest, necessitating another period of intense action that will include asking “for the views of eight federal agencies identified in [Executive Order] 13337.” The Keystone project would add roughly 800 miles of pipeline in the U.S. and carry more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day to our refineries in the Gulf from the tar sands of Alberta. It has been under consideration for more than five years, even though Hillary Clinton said in 2010 that the State Department was “inclined” to approve it. And why not? Paul Knappenberger of the Cato Institute notes that a similar pipeline project, the Alberta Clipper, won approval in two short years back in 2009 with glowing marks from State -- it would “advance

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

a number of strategic interests” and send “a positive economic signal.” Keystone XL was different; it became a hate symbol for the environmental left. In its fevered imagination, stopping the pipeline became a way to stop the development of the “dirty” tar sands of Canada and to slow climate change. As Brigham McCown, a former administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, puts it, opponents of the pipeline thought it was a Khyber Pass where a glorious stand could be made against Canadian oil. This was always a childish fantasy. First, because the tar sands will get developed regardless, and more fundamentally, because the numbers don’t add up. Conservative writer Oren Cass makes the point that the United States accounts for less than six of the 35 gigatons of carbon emissions worldwide, and our emissions growth has been flat, while India and China have been growing at a double-digit rate. We could end all our emissions tomorrow and the rest of the globe would quickly make up the difference. The oil that would be transported by Keystone is but a drop in a vast ocean. None of this matters, though, because railing against Keystone is such a potent organizing and fundraising tool for its opponents. President Obama is loath to cross them, and so will take swift and certain action -- to keep examining the issue closely. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. (c) 2014 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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In Your View
I hate how I don’t feel real enough unless people are watching. Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Drinking beer from a can. In my country-curmudgeon mind, that’s life. Here in the real world. Now I am not in an easy chair. I’m not the one eyeballed into that no sense nonsense of “reality” screaming from the screen. With the Crocs kicked off and lolling about in my underwear. Flicking the clicker. Scratching an itch or itching for another so-called “reality television” show to show up. On the screen. Among the 250 channels subscribed via satellite or cable. But believe me. Many a man and woman, boy and girl, nearly-normal beings are attuned to tuning in to “reality TV” in this age and stage. For the past 20 years or so producers on the east and west coast have been coming up with one puerile program after another as if they were birthed by brain farts. “The Real World started the phenomenon in the late 1990s,” according to Wikipedia (which sounds like something to dose on should you be suffering from explosive diarrhea). Then along came “Survivor” and “Big Brother” and a slew of allegedly ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and RHNY and what’s next? RH of Old Dime Box. The number of numbskull network programming goes on and on. From daytime small claims’ courts to evening broadcasts about the tasteful grace of tattoo artistry, the love and caring of unwed mothers, an amazing race, bachelors and bachelorettes, and biggest losers (in weight, perhaps it should be in concerned with the cerebral fecal count weight of a Hollywood producer), and only who knows how many that are musically related. In the final month of 20 and 13 the nation and some say, the world, was absorbed and obsessed with the comments of a duck call salesman down in Louisiana (the U.S bought the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 for 3 cents an acre and I understand it’s worth about 8 cents an acre today). I mean everyone got in a dither and hyperventilated when one of the stars, Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty preached his thoughts on a homosexual activity (isolated to men). The uproar came about when A&E, producer and purveyor of the asinine show, suspended Robertson. In my depleted little mind I suspect it was merely a publicity stunt to up the ratings. It did the trick, too. People were gonna boycott the network in support of Robertson. I catered at the time to the notion that others should boycott all the channels that promote “reality” programming. Of the ilk of Duck Dynasty. Geez. Where some rednecks with scraggly beards are

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The unreality of ‘reality’
Jim Cunningham

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

Memorial Day is important, not ‘bad weather’
Dear Editor: My name is David Jones, I served in the Korean War and I am a member of the Gonzales VFW Post 4817 and I believe I am speaking for all Veterans. They have taken prayer out of our schools and now they are trying to take Veterans Day holiday from the schools. There are so many people upset that the children don’t observe Veterans Day. Veterans Day and Memorial Day are very important days as are MLK Day and any other holidays. Teachers aren’t teaching the children what Veterans Day and Memorial Day are all about. The children need to know what it means and be thankful towards Veterans who have fought and died for this country so that we could have the freedom that we have today. Anybody that is in agreement with this letter should be at the next school board meeting to show their support towards our Veterans. Another thing, the children are given bad weather days in May and June, why not have them in the winter months when it is freezing rain, etc. This year they are going to have Memorial Day taken away from them due to having to make up a bad weather day. I am very proud to have served my country! David Jones Gonzales EDITOR’S NOTE: We agree that school calendars should not downplay the significance of Memorial Day. To be fair to Gonzales ISD, however, that district annually holds a Veterans Day celebration and stages other observations throughout the year honoring veterans.



Oil boom may last longer than expected
Dear Editor: The following are comments David Thiede submitted to me to read for when it was announced at the recent Chamber of Commerce Banquet that he received the “Community Service Award”. I think they are significant for Gonzales County and that Gonzales County residents should be provided with them to read personally so am herewith including them in my letter. Thank you, Mr. Editor, for helping me publicize them as I totally agree with the following statement which was submitted with my nomination for David for the “Community Service Award”: David is recognized as THE authority for all operations in the Eagle Ford Shale in Gonzales County and is certainly an outstanding nominee for the award. “Like many oil industry analysts i believe this is just the beginning, (phase one exploration). Phase two infill drilling will continue another five to ten years. “Then comes the Austin Chalk, Buda and Pearsall zones exploration and development. “Phase three will be the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) injecting dry gas into the Eagleford to improve oil recovery from 10% of original oil in place to perhaps 15%, a giant economic step. EOGoil is already testing this technology in Gonzales Co. “Step three EOR recovery may extend economic production another twenty five years. -- David Thiede 1/25/14” Pastor Jo Ann Leifeste, Retired Gonzales

Illegal immigration and increased crime
This is an edited transcript of an interview with DPS Sgt. Gary Chandler heard on “The News from the Camphouse”, on KULM 98.3 FM. Brune: Illegal immigration is a major headline item at the moment. Of course, Democrats want immigration reform with amnesty, and inexplicably the GOP establishment seems to be following suit. Conservatives on the other hand won’t discuss reform until border security is established. There are obviously two different talking points. One concerns the illegal immigrants that come north for jobs. The other is crime. Today, we’ll discuss crime and Sgt. Chandler has confirmed that state law enforcement agencies have their hands tied when it comes to identifying suspects of being an illegal immigrant. It takes a federal agency to officially identify someone who is in the U.S. illegally. Sgt. Chandler, how long have you been in this part of Texas and have you noticed a rise in cartel or illegal immigrant-related crimes. Chandler: I’ve been in this area for 20 years and work in the Highway Patrol Division of the DPS. I supervise 12 troopers. Our primary function is highway traffic and safety. But to your subject, yes, our troopers routinely come in contact with vehicles whose occupants are suspected of being illegal immigrants. Brune: Consider the local citizens. How should they feel about being protected if their local law enforcement is incapable of identifying illegal immigrants? Chandler: It’s an odd situation. But you can’t arrest someone based on ethnicity or because of the way they look. Brune: That’s understood, but if you stop a pickup for speeding

Looking Down from the Saddle
Herman Brune

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

and there’s 11 people from south of the border inside – you should be able to check if they’re U.S. citizens. Chandler: Common sense says you’re right. But we must go by our laws and statutes. There is a state law against human trafficking. And the people commonly called “coyotes” are breaking state law. The first step to putting someone is jail is to determine if they’ve violated the law. Brune: Has rural Texas seen an uptick in human trafficking and drug-related crimes? Chandler: Yes, there is no doubt that all those crimes are rising. The number of stolen vehicles related to human trafficking and narcotics has risen. Then troopers routinely stop vehicles with large loads of narcotics. One example, during the ice weather we had a few weeks ago, a car slid into a guard rail near Sealy. The people driving ran off and left 150 pounds of marijuana. Such incidents cause us to realize we’re only scratching the surface of how many drugs are traveling through our counties. The drug traffic seems to be increasing, but our ability to detect it is also in-

creasing. Troopers receive training for what we call “indicators”. I compare it to deer hunting. An old deer hunter can walk into the woods and start seeing signs of deer travel, feeding, and how to find the deer. Troopers learn to look at vehicles, watch travel patterns, and detect violations. When we come in contact with people that we consider to be undocumented, we contact the proper federal authority. It then becomes their responsibility. Brune: So you can hold suspected illegals? Chandler: If the Customs Officers can be on site in an hour we may detain them. But if it’s going to take six or seven hours, we can’t put them in a lock up facility. Brune: Tell me about the state programs that shuffle troopers closer to the border. If state troopers are participating in border security, how is that possible without being able to identify illegals? Chandler: There are state programs where the DPS Director sends extra troopers to aid in border security in the Rio Grande Valley. When they put these programs together they also bring in federal authorities. And when the troopers stop someone they are usually within a mile of a Customs Officer. So, in five minutes there is federal law enforcement on the scene to identify whether a suspect is in the country illegally. Brune: What about our immediate part of Texas, do you see the uptick here or is it exponentially worse further south and west? Chandler: It’s obvious that the flow is from the south to north. Whether it comes up highway 59 or Interstate 10 there is a constant flow of drugs. It’s like a river of drugs and human trafficking. Of

course, the further north it goes the more spread out it becomes and then starts being less detectable. So yes, it’s safe to say there is a higher concentration of this moving crime further towards South Texas. But our troopers are out there every day looking for this stuff. One of the common occurrences when we encounter illegal alien suspects is that they run. They drive through a pasture fence, go across the pasture until they get to the woods and then jump out and scatter. I suppose they assume correctly that we won’t tear up a patrol car driving across a pasture. But we eventually find the vehicle. Usually it’s stolen or registered to an unknown address. We’ve also encountered and caught suspects. And when a suspect is a 15-year-old female we have a new set of problems because of juvenile laws. It amazes me how much narcotics we actually catch along the highways. One stop may bring in 800-900 pounds of marijuana. Just last weekend we seized more than $200,000 cash in El Campo. So when you find just one of these, it’s pretty dramatic. Brune: I can’t haul $200,000 in cash around in my truck? Chandler: Sure you can. But we can ask you to identify how you acquired it. But let me mention a trend we’ve noticed the past few months. Suspects of human trafficking haven’t been running. They’ve been pulling over and stopping – giving up. Brune: Maybe because the current administration and Department of Justice have unilaterally stopped enforcing immigration laws. Chandler: Maybe – I don’t know.

running around in camouflage clothing (I wore tiger strips out of necessity in a strange little war in a strange little country while on Uncle Sam’s payroll) with their Polk salad Annies supposedly promoting God and country and family life. While being filmed in the swamps. Lights, camera, action. Yeah, you bet. Everyday life for the Robertsons while on every shelf you look there are their endorsed products. From ice chests to apparel to, oh yes, duck calls. They’re apt to show up on the Red Carpet at just about any event. Because, what else, the boys are role models. Not. It’s as if which family can keep with the living room lotuseaters (televiewers): the Robertsons or the Kardashians? Let’s regress. To a time of the tube when writers wrote and scripts were admittedly scripted. Sixty years ago television drew the ire of the intelligentsia. It was referred to as a “boob tube” and “idiot box.” And that was in the Golden Age of Television. Newsmen such as John Cameron Swayze and Edward R. Murrow and later, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley and Walter Cronkite bringing us the news, and it wasn’t biased, at 5:30. For comedy we had Lucy, of course, and Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Burns and Allen, Uncle Miltie, Jack Benny, Sid Caesar and “Make Room for Daddy,” etc. Westerns abounded with “Have GunWill Travel,” “Bronco Lane,” “Cheyenne,” “Sugarfoot,” Wyatt Earp, Roy Rogers, “Laramie,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Rifleman,” “Bonanza,” “Rawhide,” etc. Crime solving was abundant with “Dragnet,” “Peter Gunn,” “Mickey Spillane,” “Surfside Six,” “Hawaiian Eye,” “77 Sunset Strip,” “Perry Mason,” “The Untouchables,” “Naked City,” “Cain’s 100,” “87th Precinct,” etc. For drama there were anthologies such as “The Alcoa Hour,” “Kraft Television Theater,” “Motorola Television Hour,” “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars,” etc. Family fare would “Leave It to Beaver,” “The Donna Reed Show,” “Father Knows Best,” “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “The Real McCoys,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” etc. Variety blessed us with Garry Moore, Carol Burnet, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Mitch Miller, Dinah Shore and a host of others. And Ed Sullivan’s “realllly beeg shew,” Toast of the Town. And then there were Saturday morning kiddie cartoons, daily children fare, too (Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody, Ding Dong School, Mickey Mouse Club) and soap operas and game shows and afterschool specials. That’s TV my little old mind’s eye remembers. Guess I’m old and old-fashioned. ‘Cause I have never watched one of the so-called reality shows. It’s my belief from what I’ve read that they’re scripted and deceptive. Simpletons reading lines and getting in one another’s face in pseudo confrontations. You have lighting and cameras pointing at you and you’re gonna “act natural” and you’re not an actor? I don’t think so! Yet nearly-normal (those with the IQ of a Democratic congressman) people have become entranced and take to it in high seriousness. That’s disturbing. Reality is not shotgunned back at one from a TV screen. I don’t even wonder if one of the Robertons has ever shot a real duck on the show. I won’t watch to find out. I’d just as soon eat a bug. However, I suspect some fan will let me know … down the road. I had to start watching (The Real Housewives of New Jersey) every week because, well, my IQ was just too high. I mean seriously up there. What can I tell you? After watching every episode, I am now officially as dumb as that brown, particle-like stuff you find outside and don’t want to track inside the house. Rhymes with “wirt”, I think. Celia Rivenbark, You Don’t Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations o Life from the Shallow End of the Pool

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Today in Texas History
February 13, 1977
On this day in 1977, the legendary Texas Ranger M. T. (Lone Wolf ) Gonzaullas died in Dallas at the age of eightyfive. Gonzaullas was born in 1891 to a Spanish father and Canadian mother. He was a major in the Mexican army by the age of twenty, then a special agent for the U.S. Treasury Department for five years. He joined the Texas Rangers in 1920 and saw service from the Red River to the Rio Grande and from El Paso to the Sabine during the 1920s and 1930s. Along the Rio Grande, he later became known as El Lobo Solo. After Governor Miriam (Ma) Ferguson fired most of the rangers, including Gonzaullas, the day after she took office in 1933, the legis-

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lature created the Texas Department of Public Safety and made the rangers a division of that agency. Four rangers--the so-called “Big Four”--had an enormous impact on this change: Gonzaullas, Frank Hamer, Thomas R. Hickman, and Will Wright. Gonzaullas became the first American of Spanish descent to achieve the rank of captain in the force, and his experiences investigating a series of murders in Texarkana in 1946 became the basis for the motion picture The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977). He retired from the rangers in 1951 and went to Hollywood as a technical consultant for radio, television, and motion pictures.

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Catholic Daughters News
Special to The Cannon

Fr. Pete Roebuck’s Catholic Daughters Court 2140 met January 28th at St. James Parish Hall. A delicious meal was enjoyed after the Blessing led by Debbie Aleman. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by members. During the meeting, the ProLife Prayer and the prayer for the Armed Services were said. The Court presently has 86 members. The Meal Committee for this meeting, Jeanette Chumchal, Wendy Bivas, Adeline and Janice Molnosley, and Bernice Knesek were thanked. Four funeral meals were served and the monthly birthday party was held at The Texan and Bingo was held at The Heights. Mem-

bers who brought deserts or helped at the Dorothy Svoboda meal were thanked. Four Memorials were received. Wendy Bivas led the Sunday rosary. The Silent Santa received $250 from our Court. Ten residents at the Heights received Christmas presents which were much appreciated. The meal for the youth on retreat was pizza, which they really enjoyed. The Confirmation Retreat will be on Feb,22nd. Those bringing cookies will be Carrie Tinsley, Rene’ Singleton, Suzanne Benes, Carolyn Kocian, and Debbie Aleman. Ten bibles will be purchased for retreatants by the Court. Read Across America will be on Feb. 28th. Members signed up to read to 5th or 6th graders at the local school. Debbie Aleman will be attending

Petru, Crow exchange vows
Miss Elizabeth Dawn Petru and Mr. Kelby Lane Crow were united in marriage on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at three o’clock in the afternoon at the MGM Forever Grand Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ceremony was officiated by the Minister J Doug Linderman, and Pat & Kim Davis. Music for the ceremony was provided by the Forever Grand Team. The bride is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Petru of Gonzales. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Petru of Shiner and the late Mr. & Mrs. Alois Kalisek of Gonzales. The groom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Jack Kelly Crow of La Vernia, Texas. Kelby is the grandson of Jack E. Crow & Lisa of Runge and Kris Crow of La Vernia, Texas, Billy G. Foster of Adkins, and Shirley Dzierzanowski of La Vernia. Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a mermaid style Allure gown of satin and ivory Venice lace. The gown featured hand-embroidered designs with crystal floral embellishment accents and a cathedral train. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of a dozen red roses. Mrs. Brandi Pish of Gonzales, sister of the bride, served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Andrea Albert of Cuero, cousin of the bride, Miss Kalli Davis of Harwood, Miss McKenzie Caldwell of Gonzales, friends of the bride. The flower girl was Miss MaKenna Pish of Gonzales, niece of the bride. The Maid of Honor and bridesmaids wore little black dresses different in style with red heels. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses. The flower girl wore a red rose inspired gown with a bouquet ball of red roses. Mr. Tyler Winians of Uvalde, served as best man. Groomsmen included Mr. Casey Crow of La Vernia, brother of the groom, Mr. Jerry Hernandez of La Vernia, Mr. Cole Herbold of Seguin, Mr. Tyler Wojciechowski of Tarpley and Mr. Rowdy Thames of Buda, friends of the groom. The best man and groomsmen wore black cinch long-sleeve shirts, black felt cowboy hats and cowboy boots. The bride is a graduate of Gonzales High School in Gonzales. She graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, with an Associate of Arts, and is currently employed as an Admin Assistant for Gonzales County. The groom is a graduate of La Vernia High School in La Vernia. He graduated Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde with an Associate in Arts, and is currently employed as lineman for GVEC in Gonzales. Following a honeymoon in the Bahamas, Kelby and Elizabeth will reside in Gonzales, Texas.

the Pray & Play event in El Campo on Feb. 8th. Those who helped with the KC Senior Citizens Lunch were thanked. The Nominating Committee will meet to get a slate of officers. The CDA National Convention will be held in Montana in July. Our Regent, Suzanne Benes, plans to go as a voting delegate. The Nominating Committee will meet to get a slate of officers. The next meeting will be Feb. 25th. Wendy Bivas will lead the prayer. The food committee will be Shirley Hodges, Peggy Janota, Connie Dolezal, and Leah Camarillo. Bernice Knesek won the door prize. Connie Kridler and Sandra Brown each won a dozen chicken eggs. Fr. Paul gave the closing prayer asking for blessings for the community.

Sundowners 4-H Club met on February 4, 2014 for the monthly meeting. Members enjoyed making “Friendship Soup” bags for residents at Country Village and valentines for the elderly. Members are seen above holding the soup bags for the residents and bottled water labeled with Gonzales 4-H – FFA Stock Show information to give to potential buyers. Please join all the exhibitors at J.B. Wells Show Barn from February 27 – March 1, 2014. Judging of market animals will take place Friday and Saturday. Commercial Heifer auction will take place Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the sale of market animals will be Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Ortiz takes VC-Gonzales post
Victoria College Title V adviser Vince Ortiz has taken the position as assistant manager for the VC Gonzales Center. Ortiz is the college’s Title V lead pre-college adviser for the College Access Resource Success Center at Gonzales High School. He will transition into his new position over the next several months. He has been employed by VC’s Title V program since January 2010. As the assistant center manager, he will be helping center manager Jackie Mikesh with advising, financial aid questions and related activities as well as working with Workforce and Continuing Education.

Vince Ortiz

Mr. and Mrs. Kelby Lane Crow

Hope shines brightest during the Luminaria Ceremony for each light honors someone who has battled

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Organizations come together for Independence Day

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The Gonzales County Historical Commission will host a Texas Independence Day Celebration at the Gonzales Memorial Museum on Sunday, March 2. The event will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a wreath-laying by members of the Texas National-


County OKs finalizing reinvestment board
Gonzales County Commissioners gave County Judge David Bird the authority to appoint the final two members of the board which will advise the county on its Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone during Monday’s regularlyscheduled meeting. Commissioners had previously appointed several other members of the board, which will advise the Court on how best to use state grant money set aside for road repairs in counties most impacted by the ongoing oilfield boom. The county is expecting upwards of $3 million. Judge Bird told the court he was awaiting nominations from a couple of the oil companies for board members. The board includes a combination of both community members and those form the energy industry. Commissioner Kevin LaFleur made a motion to allow Bird to appoint the remaining two members on his own when those nominations are made. Commissioners approved a number of other routine matters during the session. County Emergency Services Coordinator Jimmy Harless presented the annual septic, flood plain and subdivision report for 2013. Commissioners also approved a variance to the subdivision ordinance to allow two landowners to swap small property portions to resolve a propertyline dispute. In other action, the Court: • Heard from County Tax Assessor-Collector Crystal Cedillo that county tax revenues are up about $3 million so far over last year, with a higher collection rate of 91.3 percent compared to the 2012 total of 87.9; • Approved the final plat of the Hendricks Subdivision in Precint 1; • Authorized the tradein or sale of several pieces of county-owned equipment previously declared surplus; • Named John Raeke to the Bluebonnet Trails

ist Movement at the Defenders Monument in front of the museum to honor the nine garrison members and 32 reinforcements from Gonzales who died at the Alamo. The Independence Day ceremony will begin at 1:30 in the Amphitheater at the rear of the museum. Glenda Gordon, Gonzales

CHC, Chairperson, will make introductory remarks and members from the Gonzales VFW Post 4817 will post the colors, followed by pledges to the American and Texas flags. An invocation will be delivered by Father Randy Melton, Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Gonzales Gonzales County Judge David

Bird and Mayor Bobby Logan will deliver greetings,a nd then a program, March 2, 1836—Texans Choose Independence will be presented by The Shakespeare Ninjas Performers. Jennifer Lamprecht will lead students from Gonzales Elementary in singing Texas, Our Texas. The event will conclude with

the symbolic firing of the Gonzales Cannon by Sheriff Glen Sachtleben. Also planned for the event will be re-enactors in period costume from Pioneer Village. Cake and coffee will be provided by the Historical Commission and served by the Gonzales Daughters of the Texas Revolution.

Mental Health/Mental Retardation board of trustees to replace Penny Christian, who has accepted a position with the agency; • Accepted the resignation of Richard Crozier from the Gonzales COunty Historical Commission and named new members to one-year terms; • Approved the deputation of Jason Hinz.

Early balloting slated to get underway Feb. 18
Early voting in Gonzales County or the March 4 primary election gets underway Tuesday, Feb. 18 and will run through 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Gonzales COunty voters may cast early ballots in person at the Courthouse Annex, 1709 Sarah Dewitt Dr. (across from the old Walmart), the City Building in Nixon (100 W. 3rd St.) and the City Building in Waelder (300 Hwy 90W). Voting hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications for ballots by mail have been available since Jan. 3 and will remain available through Feb. 21 (received, not postmarked). Ballots by mail must be received by the county elections department by Election Day. Senate Bill 14 created a requirement for voters to show a photo ID when casting ballots in person. This law went into effect in June, 2013. The list of acceptable forms of photo ID include: • Texas driver’s license or Texas identification card; • Texas concealed handgun license; • U.S. passport; • U.S. military identification card; • U.S. citizenship card with photo. These items must be current/valid or not expired by more than 60 days. If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you may apply for a free election identification certificate from the Department of Public Safety driver’s license office. Election Day voting locations for the Republican and Democratic Primaries: Pct. 1: Commissioner’s COurtroom, 414 St. Joseph, Gonzales. Pct. 2: Gonzales Master Gardener’s Center, 623 N. Fair, Gonzales. Pct. 3: Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph, Gonzales. Pct. 4 and 6: Gonzales County Nixon Annex, 603 E. Central, Nixon. Pct. 5: Belmont Community Center, 14336 Hwy 90A West, Belmont. Pct. 7: Texas Elks Children’s Services, 1936 FM 1586, Ottine. Pct. 8: Harwood Community Center, 101 CR 230 North, Harwood. Pct. 9: Waelder Community Center, 311 Hwy 90 West, Waelder. Pct. 10: Smiley Fire Station, 208 N. FM 108, Smiley. Pct. 11: Peach Valley Camp, 582 CR 357, Gonzales. Pct. 12: JB Wells Park Multi-Purpose Facility Show Barn, 2301 CR 197, Gonzales. Pct. 13: Leesville Cemetery Association, 6077 CR 155, Leesville. Pct. 14: 18 County Road 297A, Cheapside. Pct. 15: GVTC Co-Op Building, 67 FM 466 South, Cost.

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Some two hundred Lavaca and DeWitt County residents were on-hand Feb. 5 when the Republican Women of Yoakum hosted a candidate forum at the Yoakum Community Center. Here, U.S. Senate candidate Reid Reasor, left, discusses issues with DeWitt County Treasurer Carol Martin and State Board of Education candidate Dave Mundy. (Courtesy photo)

PRIMARY: 2012 snafu holds NIXON: Hunting state grant up Dem’ primary ballots for downtown revitalization
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“You go to some of these games now and you have to sit there with your mouth shut like it’s a funeral,” she said. “There have been other sports that have suffered, like baseball ... we need a good athletic director who will stay. We need somebody who loves all sports. Basketball is a mess, it’s out

of control.” During the reports section of the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kim Strozier said the district is continuing to increase enrollment, especially among non-Englishspeaking students. The board approved budget amendments for additional stipends for English as a Second Language instructors.

Riedell said that while the county is responsible for administering all general elections, the primary elections are the exclusive domain of the local party chairmen. Gonzales Co. Republican Chairman Myrna McLeroy said she immediately contacted ES&S Monday and obtained assurance that her party’s ballots would be delivered, but that until the situation with the opposition party was resolved ES&S might not furnish the machinery used to count ballots. “If we have to hand-count ‘em, we will,”

she said. Riedell said she spoke with Chris Moody of ES&S on Tuesday and confirmed the Republican ballots were bring printed and delivered. An e-mail from ES&S on Wednesday was copied ti Riedell’s office to confirm the Democrat ballots are in the proofing stages prior to being printed. The 2012 primary elections featured an unusual situation: Republican precinct judges also oversaw Democratic balloting because no one showed up to run any of the Democratic boxes.

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to the Texas Development Block Grant for the purpose of the downtown revitalization project. “That’s for the downtown revitalization grant,” said City Manager George Blanch. “We have to have someone designated whatever documents that may come forth.” The City had been approved of a grant from the state for the downtown revitaliza-

tion project. Engineers are now currently drawing up plans for the project that includes revitalization of lighting and sidewalks. A resolution was also passed that approved a maintenance agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) which gives the responsibilities of maintaining highways US 87 and TX 80 within the city limits to TxDOT. The responsibilities mainly have to do with maintenance and repairs if and when needed.


2138 Water Street/Hwy. 183, Gonzales, Texas 78629 Phone 830.672.1888 ~ Fax 830.672.1884

Middle Buster Road Gonzales, Texas 78629 830-672-2777 Fax: 830-672-2888

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Do something nice for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day
I hope that the weather men are right in saying that it will warm up tomorrow. Even the snow birds are complaining because this damp weather gets to them. I am sure that we will be complaining about the heat when it arrives. Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is Friday. Do something nice and romantic for whoever is your “sweetie”. Let’s see, you can buy one dozen of those little cupcakes and give each Grandma one with your best homemade card. Grandmas are suckers for homemade cards especially if you give them a hug with it. Then you can just flat disappear when Mom and Dad come around and they will think it is just wonderful. Oh the Girl Scout Cookies are out and for sale. Those cookies are the best cookies and of course it helps out our girl scouts. So find your favorite girl scout and buy some cookies. I have been told that the girls will be out at the Circle G at different times selling their cookies. They are not allowed to sell in front of Walmart any more. PRAYER TIME: Judy Wilson, Rhonda Pruett, Keith Glass, Linda Denker, Case Martin, Landis Kern, Joe Kotwig, L. A. Lindemann Jr., Glenn Mikesh,

will be there to help us and donate cookies to our troops Registration Fees: (Includes goodie bag, t-shirt, lunch and entertainment) Veteran/Active Duty/National Guard/Girl Scouts/ Students: $10.00 Civilian: $20.00 Under 5: Free To register: visit The “Bingo, Bags & Badges” Norma’s House fund-raiser is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. saturday, March 22 at Victoria College-Gonzales. Norma’s House is the Gonzales Regional children’s advocacy organization. Tickets are $30 pre-sale, $40 at the door and extra cards are available for $20. Donors are being sought for corporate sponsorships or to donate door prizes for silent auction or designer handbags. Corporate sponsors who purchase 8-person tables for $300 will receive recognition and a bottle of wine. For more information, call 830-672-1278. Thompsonville Ladies Club Annual Chili Supper and Auction will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Thompsonville Community Center. Chili Supper will be at 5 p.m. Chili is free – we do accept donations. Auction is at 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for scholarships to area youth. Gonzales K.C. Council 5090 will hold their regular monthly meeting February 12. Meal at 7.30 p.m , Meeting at 8.00 p.m. All members are urged to attend. 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 Society’s 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). 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. 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.

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Mr. Bill, Jesse Esparza, Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre, Bill Lott, Rosie, Mrs. Millie, 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, Pat from the Heights, Maria Castillo, Pat’s Bill, Bob Young, Bill Bassett, George Arnold, Esther Lindemann, Anna Lindemann, Shirley Dozier, Marilyn Qualls, Dorothy Svoboda, Mary Perryman, Bob Brown, Margie Menking, Phyllis Oncken, The family of Lanny Baker, The family of Vera Bell Smock and please pray for our troops and their families. Pray for RAIN. DON’T FORGET; Linda Denker sent me an email telling me that they are throwing a birthday party for Harrell Frederick on Saturday, February 15th, from 2-4 PM at the Luther-

All too often, we look for love in the wrong places
Love, Eloise
Eloise Estes
them to change. (Ex: someone who drinks too much, spends foolishly or flirts constantly) • Don’t marry someone on an impulse. It takes time (at least a year) to know someone’s true character. • Don’t marry someone who is not a believer. • Don’t move in with a person before marriage. A 50 year study shows that couples who do have a 50% greater chance of divorce, and have less satisfying and more unstable marriages. The reason is that they regret violating their moral standards, and feel that a level of intimacy which develops and is validated by long term commitment has been stolen. • Don’t marry too young. People who marry between the ages of 14-17 are twice as likely to divorce as those who wait until their 20’s. Maturity, selflessness, stability and self-control take time to develop. • Don’t marry until you are determined to make the relationship work in spite of all difficulties and are committed never to threaten leaving your partner during angry moments. Solid relationships do take time to set. The cementing of a relationship can’t be rushed. It is true that the quality of the bond during the courtship is the key to successful marriages. Studies show that only 10% of couples experience true intimacy in their relationship because of their wrong choices. This is not God’s plan for anyone and He warns us not to team up with those who are nonbelievers. There is no comparison between a partner who is following God and one who isnot. The bible tells us that a woman should submit to her husband. Well, this is

an Fellowship Hall in Gonzales. Mr. Frederick will be 94 on February 12th. Now turning 94 years of age is something to celebrate. Come on out to talk and congratulate him, eat a little bit, talk to his friends, and enjoy the afternoon. Thanks to all of you who braved the weather and came out for the chili supper. The weather did nothing to help the attendance this year. It was foggy, cold and miserable but the company was good and the chili was hot. There was quite a bit left over so the ones who attended church had a “catered” chili supper with desserts. Today is Bill Bassett’s birthday. Bill isn’t able to get out of bed these days. However, Hazel is throwing him a little party with some of his coffee drinking friends coming by for some coffee and some cake. That sounds good on a cold afternoon like this. We hope that you had a good afternoon. Have a wonderful week, and pray that we get some real rain. There are two red birds that are eating my seeds like crazy. The black birds are confused and flying in circles and have the cats turning in circles. God Bless!

Andrew Wesley Chapel Cemetery Committee will be conducting its annual business meeting on Saturday, February 15, 2014 time 10:00 a.m. at the Waelder Community Center. If anyone has any in-put concerning the Cemetery, please feel free to come out and attend. The public is invited. The Gonzales V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 4817 Annual Cook-off will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the V.F.W. Hall on the Harwood Road. You can enter to cook Chili, Beans, Beef Fajitas, Pork Ribs, Chicken & Brisket. Entry fee is $15 per entry. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies will be given in each catagory. The hall will be open until 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14 for the early birds, if you want to set up a RV, or if you would like to pay your entry fee. There will be breakfast tacos and sausage wraps available in the hall There will be a 50/50 drawing, a Silent Auction in the afternoon. Entry forms are available at the V.F.W. Hall and The Gonzales Cannon. For more information contact Dorothy Gast, 254931-5712, Michelle McKinney, 830-263-0973 or Candy Brown at 830-263-0905. The Apache Band Boosters next scheduled meeting is Tuesday February 25 at the High School Band Hall, 6pm, and is open to the public. All Band parents and guardians are encouraged to attend to keep current with Band activities. The purpose of the Boosters is to provide moral, financial, and practical support for the Band programs at North Avenue, GJH, and GHS. For more information call 437.2036. February 16, Gonzales Livestock Show Weigh Days are scheduled Feb. 16 and Feb. 23. All exhibitors can bring their animals to check on their weights at the J.B. Wells Show barn from 2-3 p.m. each day. The Prosperity Bank Employees team will host a Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Friday, February 14 beginning at 9am until 6pm (or until all is sold). All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society for the 2014 Relay for Life. The Heights of Gonzales is having Community Bingo, Friday, February 28th, at 2:30 p.m. It is free to play. Bingo winners will receive $1.00 for each Bingo and $50 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. The Texas Veterans Commission will host a 5K/Fun Run in honor of Women Veterans Month on March 8 at Camp Mabry. Food and entertainment will be waiting for you at the finish line, and the Girl Scouts

Wesley Chapel

VFW Cookoff

Norma’s House Benefit

Chili Supper/Auction

Band Boosters

Knights of Columbus

Weigh Days

Relay for Life

Bake Sale

Community Bingo

I’d like to share something my son recently wrote regarding relationships. “Lesson from the coral snake”... “I happen to like snakes, but that’s because I appreciate the beauty found in nature. Take the coral snake as an example. The beautiful coral snake looks very similar to the milk snake and scarlet king snake; yet king and milk snakes are harmless and the coral snake is deadly. How many things do we think are attractive on the outside that actually end up being dangerous? I know I have said a few times, “Wow she’s attractive!” And if I didn’t catch myself, I would have overlooked a very important question, “Is that person following God?” We can’t let the beautiful things in this world blind us to hidden dangers. By always putting God at the top of our priority list, we will make better decisions in who we choose to let into our lives. When we surround ourselves with people who follow Him, we will have more assurance that we won’t get emotionally or even physically hurt in the long run!”. Loneliness compels us to look for love in all the wrong places, and confusing lust, admiration, attention, or affection for love causes many of us to become entangled in a longterm relationship or even marry someone who is not right for us. We settle for less than we are worth because we don’t know what true love is; we don’t know our own worth, and are too anxious to fill our need for companionship. James Dobson has the following suggestions for those who are thinking seriously about a relationship: • Don’t marry the person you think you can live with. Marry the one you can’t live without. • Don’t marry someone who has characteristics that you find intolerable, but are convinced you can get

almost impossible for any woman to do when her spouse is not submitting himself to God. But, when a man is on the right track a woman has no problem following him. And a man will go to the end of the earth for a woman who respects and honors him. My advice to anyone who is hoping to find their life partner is God first and He will give you the desires of your heart. If your choices in companions have proven to be faulty, and you are still trying to get it right, then you’ve got to stop the cycle of defeat and let God take over. He knows what is best for you and will bring your special person into your life...if you let Him. It worked for me. My husband and I will be married 21 years on the 14th of this month, but it seems like it was just yesterday that we met. Time really goes by when you share your life with your best friend. It has been so easy! That is the way marriage is supposed to be. No big issues, no drama and no regrets. The person who is right for us is the one who helps us draw closer to God. Building an unshakable relationship is very much like constructing a solid structure. The proper foundation is absolutely necessary if the relationship is to hold up against the pressure and punishment that is sure to come. First and foremost, Christ must be the cornerstone on which everything else is built. Unselfishness is a key ingredient to successful relationships. When each partner puts God first, and continually puts the other person’s welfare before their own--without expecting anything in return-both partners will find satisfaction and contentment. God keep you safe till next time... love, eloise Friend me @ loveeloise

DAR luncheon

Womens Veterans 5K

Flex-Tone class

The Gonzales Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. This month’s meeting will be on Feb.20, from 10-11am at Liford’s Books and Fine Art to discuss Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend. Please join us! The Gonzales Hermann Sons Lodge No. 175 will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 at the Hermann Sons Hall in Gonzales, 3393 US Hwy 90A East. This will be a Fraternal Lodge Meeting with facility maintenance and usage discussion. For details, call 830263-0395. The Come and Take It Gonzales Freedom Club meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Cafe on the Square in Gonzales, to discuss how to engage and mobilize our fellow citizens to retain our freedom through the electoral process. 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

Book Club

Hermann Sons

Freedom Club

Walk class

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Be aware, hunters: big cats Allen seeks JP Pct. 3 seat aren’t alien to these parts
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During the 2013-14 deer hunting season in early January, my son was hunting a particular deer with an asymmetrical set of horns – to harvest for venison. He was in a deer blind near the feeder in our ‘long pasture’ about a mile and a half from the house. It was one of those really cold evenings about twilight and he had his rifle looking in the brush to one side of the feeder. He sensed he should turn to another window and when he did, about 50 yards away, stood a mountain lion! He was startled and tried to get in position to look through his scope. With the small noises he made, the lion heard him and it faded back into the brush, not to be seen again. When he told me next day about this incident, I said “How big was it?” And his reply, “Oh, I guess about 125 pounds.” I asked, “What color was it?” …”All I could see in that low light was maybe a dark brown”. Since that evening, I’ve told this story around, at a ‘funeral meal’ about 10 days later, to some neighbors living about two miles north east of us, who have a flock of goats in their pasture alongside FM 1116. She said, “We’ve been losing a bunch of baby goats over several weeks and we never find the bodies – they’re just gone and no trace. We’ve thought about what could be getting our babies and maybe it is a big cat.” Another 10 days went by and some cousins who live near Monthalia Methodist Church found one of their four Great Pyrennes sheep dogs badly mauled , dead of the wounds, in a field across from their house. Another dog was found to be slashed and is still recovering and the other two were clawed and had bloodied long white fur. These are guard dogs for sheep and weigh around 100 pounds when mature. I have collected other accounts in our Cost area. About three years ago, my granddaughter returning from Seguin through Cost on FM 466, was shocked to see a mountain lion cross the road as she came up Steven’s Hill and around the bend nearer Cost. On FM 466 there is entrance of a County Road connecting #466 and #97, which is fairly remote from houses. One evening, my

brother and sister-in-law were coming back from their Coe Valley ranch over the County Road and she saw a lion in the nearest brush of a pasture on that road. She could hardly believe her eyes and my brother, driving, didn’t see it at all. I have told these tales at the beauty shop and didn’t expect any added info but one of the ladies there is a hunter with access to hunting near the San Marcos River roughly parallel to Hwy 183 north to Luling. She told her story of hunting, having walked to a position for the wait and hunt. As twilight came , she started walking toward home and got the eerie feeling something followed or was some distance away in the brush walking. When she stopped to listen, it halted too and although she never sighted an animal, she and her Dad have seen large paw prints on their place. Here where we live in the south western part of Gonzales County, this sighting of a lion, made by my son, is the fourth one in the 65 years we’ve lived here. Once in the 1970s, a lady friend was deer hunting in our pasture concealed behind a fallen tree and brush with the prevailing wind in her face and looking west up an incline when she saw what she thought was a calf, walking close to the top of the incline’s ridge. She saw the ears and head, then a long tail on a body profile eased into sight. It was a puma! She said she was so scared, she could not breathe, much less move and shoot! It never noticed her with the breeze coming down wind to her and she was mighty glad of that when it went on its way in the brush. She said she wanted to run to her ride but was so weak she could hardly get up and walk. Another time in the 60s, my husband, son and a friend were fishing on the Guadalupe River, south of Gonzales and had made camp close to the water to run the lines in the wee hours near dawn. The men had left food on a camp table and were asleep on cots nearby. My son was bedded down in the pick-up not far away. Next morning they were surprised to find the loaf of bread and other food gone and shocked to see large paw prints in the sand of the camp area – not a dog’s paw prints cause they had no dogs with them. They figured it was

a puma that took the food. One other time, a friend (a former U.S. Marine) hunting on our place in the late 70s, sighted a mountain lion. While he could have shot at it, those animals were then considered to be “endangered species” and he did not attempt a shot. I’ve read in hunting magazines, that pumas come in many shades of brown and tan and probably have a hunting range of 35- 50 miles in a circuit. With this in mind, all the recent evidence and sightings could be of a single animal. It is said they live 20 to 30 years. I’ve read accounts in Reader’s Digest, of mountain lions attacking runners while alone in the hills near Los Angeles. In one story, the woman attacked fought off the lion and was rescued, though badly injured. This account said the lion was a young animal and thin in body. Several times in the last few years, TV newscasts have reported mountain lion sightings near the outskirts of San Antonio and that small dogs left outside at night have been carried off – thought to be prey of a lion. All this may seem to be a remote danger, yet, the unexpectedness of sightings and the animals’ elusiveness doesn’t negate the danger to humans, even around Gonzales County. I’ve decided I’m not going walking in our pasture. I might meet a hungry lion. And my writing this and your reading this article is your warning.

My name is Kenny Allen, and I am running for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. I have a BBA from the University of North Texas with a minor in administrative management. I sold ownership of a successful trucking company and moved to Gonzales County in 2001. I drove a school bus for the Gonzales ISD for two years, then taught special education in Victoria ISD

and for seven years at Gonzales High School before retiring again. I am presently employed as a truck driver with Cal Maine in Waelder. My wife, Sandy, and I have six children, who we are very proud of. I am dedicated to being a fair and honest Justice of the Peace. I have no hidden agendas. I just want to do the best job I can for the residents of Precinct 3. Please vote! Thank you.

Kenny Allen

Stewart seeking Caldwell Commissioner Pct.2 spot
“The people of precinct 2 have expressed a desire for change. That is why I decided to run for Caldwell County Commissioner,” says candidate Susan K. Stewart. Ms. Stewart has filed for a place on the Democrat ballot for the position of Caldwell County Commissioner, Precinct 2. After moving to Caldwell County in 2010, Susan began attending Commissioner Court meetings because of her concern that the then proposed Development Ordinance adversely affected private property rights. She has been regularly attending Court meetings since that time. Susan has also spoken out about her concerns that Caldwell County doesn’t have a local comprehensive plan for growth that considers the water needs of precinct 2 ranchers and farmers, the effects on the infrastructure of the roads and bridges, and the future economy of Caldwell

Susan K. Stewart County. She also shares the voters concerns about the expansion of Caldwell County government and the increasing County debt. Susan received her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Bakersfield, where she also earned a Multiple Subject (K-14) teaching credential. She now works as a freelance writer and editor working with a number of publications and organizations. Susan is a member and secretary of Kiwanis Club of Luling, founding member of League of Women Voters-Caldwell County,

president of Central Texas Chapter of American Rosie the Riveters, a member of the Friends of the J.B. Nickells Memorial Library, and serves on the executive board of Texas Democratic Women of Caldwell County. Susan also maintains membership in the professional organizations Society of Professional Journalists and Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. Susan and her husband Bob have three children and five grandchildren. The Stewarts live in the Harwood area with their three cats, three dogs, and three donkeys. More information about Susan K. Stewart and her campaign can be found on her website, This site includes biographical information about Susan, as well as her position on many of the important issues affecting Caldwell County in general and specifically precinct 2.

During Monday’s Gonzales ISD Board of Trustees meeting, the teahcers who earned GISD Education Foundation grants this year were awarded their individual certificates. The Foundation awarded more than $23,000 to GISD teachers this year for innovative projects.

After winning his eighth consecutive straw poll victory and more conservative endorsements, Dwayne Stovall’s campaign released a video highlighting his decision to fight for Texas against DC insiders Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Steve Stockman. Stovall won the straw poll of the Republican Liberty Caucus in Congressional District 36, which is Rep. Steve Stockman’s district. Stockman placed 4th after Stovall, Cornyn, and Undecided, and has yet to win any straw polls. Stovall’s video, “Stand Up and Fight,” puts forward the case against a third term for Cornyn, highlighting his unconservative votes for increasing federal debt, passing NDAA, and opposing Sen. Ted Cruz in

Stovall wins straw polls

the battle to defund Obamacare. You can view the video at Stovall’s website, http:// “Thomas Jefferson warned us that governments degenerate when trusted to the rulers of the people,” Stovall said. “Sen. Cornyn has been in office for twelve years, and whatever fight he had for Texas left him long ago. He doesn’t vote in the best interests of Texas, and in fact, even took his phones off the hook last year to avoid listening to Texans.” “I support term limits, and even though term limits for Congress is not yet law, Texans can implement term limits in this primary election. Two terms for a senator is enough.”

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Luminarias available to ‘Finish the Fight’
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

The J. B. Wells Show Barn will be the site for the 12th Annual American Cancer Society Re-

lay For Life of Gonzales County on Friday, March 28. Citizens of all ages from all parts of the county are invited to “Come and Fight It for a Cure!” as this local fundraising

opportunity will benefit the research and education efforts of the American Cancer Society which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The theme nationwide is “Fin-

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Mommy, Daddy, Journie, Kylee, Nana, Papa Family & Friends
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ish the Fight!” At every Relay the participants take time to “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” The 2014 event will begin with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. when we celebrate and honor the survivors who will be the first to walk a lap around the track. There will be lots of activity throughout the event which ends at 1 a.m. Teams will be busy selling food, drinks, and other items. Each team will have team participants taking turns walking around the track throughout the event. As the evening skies darken, Relay participants prepare to remember. Activities will slow as the luminarias surrounding the track are lighted. These shining lights symbolize the hope that the cancer patient experiences during the darkest hours of

his/her cancer journey. At 9 p.m. all activity ceases as the lights will be turned off for the Ceremony of Hope. This special time of quiet reflection and remembrance pays tribute to the cancer survivors as well as the loved ones who have lost their cancer battle. As the lights return and activity around the track resumes, the luminarias continue to glow with their special light, symbolizing the cancer patient who is filled now with hope for a cure as he/ she resumes daily activities. Participants will also take part in a fight back ceremony during which all are encouraged to do all that they can to help find a cure for cancer. There

are lots of ways to help: remind family and friends to schedule regular checkups and screenings, drive folks to doctor’s appointments, and/or become a Relay For Life volunteer, team participant, sponsor, or donor. You can also help by purchasing luminarias for $5 each to honor cancer survivors and loved ones. Complete the order form and return to the provided address or to a team member as soon as possible. Every donation to the American Cancer Society gets us closer to finding a cure so we can “Finish the Fight!” All citizens in the county are invited to be superheroes as we gather on March 28 to “Come and Fight It for a Cure!”

Luminarias—Shining Lights of Hope
The J. B. Wells Show Barn will be the site for the 12th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Gonzales County on Friday, March 28, 2014. Citizens of all ages from all parts of the county are invited to “Come and Fight It for a Cure!” as this local fundraising opportunity will benefit the research and education efforts of the American Cancer Society which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The theme nationwide is “Finish the Fight!” At every Relay the participants take time to “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” The 2014 event will begin with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. when we celebrate and honor the survivors who will be the first to walk a lap around the track. There will be lots of activity throughout the event which ends at 1 a.m. Teams will be busy selling food, drinks, and other items. Each team will have team participants taking turns walking around the track throughout the event. As the evening skies darken, Relay participants prepare to remember. Activities will slow as the luminarias surrounding the track are lighted. These shining lights symbolize the hope that the cancer patient experiences during the darkest hours of his/her cancer journey. At 9 p.m. all activity ceases as the lights will be turned off for the Ceremony of Hope. This special time of quiet reflection and remembrance pays tribute to the cancer survivors as well as the loved ones who have lost their cancer battle. As the lights return and activity around the track resumes, the luminarias continue to glow with their special light, symbolizing the cancer patient who is filled now with hope for a cure as he/ she resumes daily activities. Participants will also take part in a fight back ceremony during which all are encouraged to do all that they can to help find a cure for cancer. There are lots of ways to help: remind family and friends to schedule regular checkups and screenings, drive folks to doctor’s appointments, and/or become a Relay For Life volunteer, team participant, sponsor, or donor. You can also help by purchasing luminarias for $5 each to honor cancer survivors and loved ones. Complete the order form and return to the provided address or to a team member as soon as possible. Every donation to the American Cancer Society gets us closer to finding a cure so we can “Finish the Fight!” All citizens in the county are invited to be superheroes as we gather on March 28 to “Come and Fight It for a Cure!”

Sundowners 4-H members participated in a Gonzales Stock Show Flyer Contest. Back row (left to right): Ashley Otsby, Katelyn Otsby and Shelby Davis. Front row (left to right): Braden Clampit, Brayden Davis and Cooper Labuhn (first place winner). Not shown is the second place winner, Haley Clampit. Activities are planned from February 27 – March 1, 2014 at the J.B. Wells Show Barn. Members are inviting everyone to come out and enjoy the stock show!

Lynda Baker has worked for the Gonzales ISD for 5 years. Ms. Baker is an excellent bus driver and is dedicated to the students that ride her bus. She is a dependable and punctual bus driver and her students can count on her being there for them regularly. Ms. Baker is a valued and needed member of the Gonzales ISD Transportation Department.

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Waelder answers challenge in huge victory

MOULTON — With the inconsistency that has been haunting the Waelder defense lately, head coach David President issued a challenge to the Wildcats on Monday. And the players responded well by defeating rival Moulton, on the road, 6046 on Tuesday night. The win gives Waelder a share of the district title with the BobKatz. “The win is huge for us,” President said. “We have been having ups and downs on defense so I challenged them to step up and they did.” “We came together as a unit and executed.” Moulton’s Bronson Zapata, left, defends Waelder player Keyshann Fields during the first half of Waelder’s Moulton did not have 60-46 win over the BobKatz Tuesday night at Moulton High School. Waelder’s win gives them a share of the solid execution on its end. district title. (Photo by Mark Lube) “They flat out beat us,”

Moulton head coach Kevin Fishbeck said. “Waelder made shots. We did not. We missed a lot of inside baskets and had too many blown defensive assignments.” With the Waelder victory, the series was split between the schools and there will be either a playoff or a coin flip to determine first and second place. Information on how the seeding would be determined was not available at press time. Waelder started the game with a 7-2 lead thanks to five points from Caleb Ibarra. Moulton came back with a seven straight points with Matt Orsak scoring on a jumper, taking a pass from Dennis Lopez and scoring before dropping in a pair of VICTORY Page B3

Lady Bulldogs hammer Columbus in first round

FLATONIA — The Lady Bulldogs got a real steal of a deal from their defensive play in a 49-26 win over Columbus in the bidistrict round Monday evening at Flatonia High School. In the first several minutes, the Lady Cardinals crashed the boards on the defense and made a couple of shots at the other end for five and six-point leads. “Columbus had a good game plan and executed it well,” Yoakum head coach Zach Burleson said. Yoakum struggled from the floor but started coming up with steals and then points to rally from an 8-2 first-frame deficit and tie the game at 9-9 to start the second period. Yoakum held Columbus to just two points while continuing to get defensive boards and turnovers as they romped to a 28-11 halftime lead. “We turned up our defensive intensity to get some easy baskets,” Burleson said. The Lady ‘Dogs outscored Columbus 2115 in the second half to finish the game. In the first quarter, Holly Pflughaupt hit

Gonzales Apaches tennis team reloading in ‘2014

two baskets and Corine Sutton made two free throws to help push Columbus to an 8-2 lead. Later, a missed shot by Columbus was rebounded by Jaccarri Hights and she passed to Latrice Brown for a score. Callie Witte hit a shot from outside the arc to bring Yoakum to within 9-7. The Hights-to-Brown combination worked again as Hights got a steal and fed the ball to Brown, getting Yoakum level with the Lady Cardinals at 9-9. Yoakum took control in the second period as Witte drained another three on the dish by Desiree Garza, Brown scored directly off a steal and Garza hit a downtown shot, putting the Lady ‘Dogs ahead 17-9. Witte connected on another three and made a free throw a little later to put Yoakum on top, 21-9. Laci Schobel made the first basket for Columbus since around halfway through the first quarter, bringing the Lady Cardinals to within 21-11. Witte scored four points as Yoakum closed out the frame with seven straight. Yoakum’s Celine Markert secures a loose ball inside To start the third quarter, Witte was the paint during the first half of Yoakum’s 49-26 win fouled on a three-point shot and hit twoover Columbus Monday evening in the bi-district LADY BULLDOGS Page B4 round in Flatonia.(Photo by Mark Lube)

Apache baseball thin on varsity experience

The 2014 version of the Gonzales Apaches baseball team have lots of baseball experience but not a whole lot of varsity experience. “We have a lot of young guys that are going to have to elevate their game,” Apaches head coach Larry Wuthrich said. “With our non-district and district schedules, they are going to have to mature in a hurry.” The Apaches will have just a couple of seniors this season with Joe Ryan Carrizales and DJ Gonzales. Carrizales has the most experience competing on the varsity level. BASEBALL Page B2

Players on the Gonzales tennis team held workouts in rather cold conditions on Feb. 3. Head coach Sarah Kennedy is very upbeat about the season with the mix of experience and youthful dedication that exists on the team.(Photo by Mark Lube)

The Gonzales tennis team is ready for new beginnings as a lot of players graduated in 2013. “The kids are ready for a different and exciting year. We had a bunch of seniors on last year’s team and we have some young, new talent coming in,” head coach Sarah Kennedy said. “We have some freshman that did very well as 8th graders last year.” Gonzales also has some athletes that are in their third year of tennis that are starting to get close to reaching their potential in tennis. “It should be a pretty good season,” Kennedy said. Lucero Luna, Zac Hernandez, Fernando Onti-

veros and Shenan Owens will make up Kennedy’s pool for the mixed doubles division. Hernandez, Ontiveros and Owens have been playing tennis since their freshman year. Kennedy said Hernandez was paired with Josh Estrada last year in boys’ doubles and had a good year. Onterivos played singles last year but will play mixed doubles with Owens. “They make a great team,” Kennedy remarked. “Lucero started playing last year but she has really developed into a tennis player. Both her and Owens are real strong at the net.” In girls doubles are Alyson Solis, Katie Bonilla, Juana Sanchez and Kirsten Muenchow.

“Alyson is a sophomore and Katie is a freshman so they are still young and are developing,” Kennedy said. “They are athletes. Kirsten and Juana just have talent.” Alex Finch, Ryane Gilliam and Valeria Aguayo will lead the girls’ singles pack. Finch made it to regionals as a freshman in doubles with her cousin, Lynnea Fink, and started playing singles last year. “Last year was Ryane’s first year on varsity,” Kennedy said. “She is one of those players that will get the ball back to the opposing player and make her make a mistake.” “Valeria has played on the junior varsity the first couple of tournaments and just makes a lot of effort.”

Kennedy has just Eduardo Ruvalcaba penciled in for boys’ singles for most of the tournaments. She said Ruvalcaba will make practices and tournaments when his schedule allows. In boys’ doubles, Hayden Henke and Matt Grauke will be the main team for the Apaches boys doubles. Both are freshman but did very well as junior high players, Kennedy said. “They love the game of tennis and are out here all the time,” she said. “They have done well against seniors.” She said the players are very dedicated to the Apache program. Gonzales has seen action in the SAISD, East Central and Yoakum tournaments.

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Apaches still in playoff hunt despite loss

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The Apaches responded with three straight as Aaron Hunt made oneof-two free throws and later scored after getting at steal. La Grange’s Ryan Scott nailed a triple and scored on a layup following an Apache turnover. In between those scores, Gonzales got a basket from Hunt on the pass from Tyshawn Erksin. A little later, the team traded three-point shots as Scott connected again and Chris Cantu for Gonzales nailed a long basket. Wes Scott concluded scoring in the quarter with a layup to put the Leopards ahead 19-11. Early in the second period, Cantu took a pass from Erskin and hit three, bringing Gonzales within 21-14 La Grange offset a basket from Jordan Johnson and Hunt with three jumpers from Adkins. Johnson then converted a three-point play to bring Gonzales within 27-21. The Leopards then closed out the quarter with an 11-1 run. The third quarter opened with two baskets from Lee, a three-point play by Adkins and a Tezeno basket to put La Grange ahead 47-26 with Gonzales getting four points from Johnson. La Grange went on another run, scoring 11 straight points. The Apaches trailed 6430 at the end of quarter as Wade Miller made a basket and Johnson put back a missed shot. In the fourth frame, the Leopards put in their second string, outscoring the Apaches 20-12. Johnson and Hunt had four points each for Gonzales in the frame while Miller and Erskin chipped in two points.
La Grange 84, Gonzales 42 LG 19 19 26 20-84 G 11 11 8 12-42 La Grange: Dylan Adkins 7 2-5 16, Cassel Tezeno 6 1-3 13, Dillon Lee 4 0-4 12, Ryan Scott 4 0-0 11, Rylan Rigden 5 1-2 11, Wes Scott 3 1-3 8, Rodney Johnson 2 0-0 6, Tye Siptak 1 2-4 5, Wayne Noak 1 0-0 2. Totals 33 7-21 84 Gonzales:Jordan Johnson 7 4-8 18, Aaron Hunt 4 3-8 11, Chris Cantu 2 0-0 6, Wade Miller 2 1-2 5, Tyshawn Erskin 1 0-0 2, Joe Ryan Carrizales 0 0-1 0. Totals 16 8-19 42.

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Gonzales gave it all they had against offensive juggernaut La Grange but fell short 84-42 Friday night at GHS Special Events Center. “Our effort was not bad,” Gonzales head coach Raymond Lopez said. “La Grange is the defending district champion.” “At one point in the third quarter, they made seven baskets in a row. They just make good shots.” Gonzales still has a shot at making the playoffs. The Leopards opened the contest with a 9-1 run on on-target shots by Cassel Tezeno, Dillon Lee and Dylan Adkins.

Hernandez, Clack pace lifters at Rice

Aaron Hunt of Gonzales tries to find a little space for a shot as La Grange’s Cassel Tezeno gets in his way in Cuero’s 84-42 win on Friday.(Photo by Mark Lube)

Ashton Miller makes a squat lift at a recent powerlifting meet. Miller got third place in the 181 class as the GHS powerlifting teams competed at the Rice meet last Thursday. Miller helped the Lady Apaches to a second-place team finish and the Apaches came in fourth place. Gonzales is slated to host a home meet today. (Photo courtesy of Jami Owens) The Gonzales Lady Apaches powerlifting team came in second place in the Rice Altair meet on Thursday and the boys earned a fourth-place finish. Ericka Hernandez came away with another first-place victory as she lifted 985 pounds in the 220-and-over division, earning her best lifter in the girls division. Alexis Cerda came in second place in the 165-pound class with 615, Gabby Rodriguez was runner up in the 220 with 630 and Tori Ince was also the owner of a second-place finish as she lifted a 445 total in the 123. Ashton Miller was third in the 181 with 645 and Khelsea Cray lifted 580 to come in fifth in the 132. Zac Perez-Clack led the boys with a first-place finish in the 275 as he lifted 1,425. Jamie Tellez and Jose Contreras garnered second-place finishes, 1,260 in the 181 and 1,265 in the 220, respectively. Walter Hood was fourth in the 242 with 1,185 and Kenneth Hernandez was fifth in the 198 with a total of 1,035.

Haley Garza attempts to drive to the basket for the Gonzales Junior High Girls 8th A basketball team in a recent game against Cuero. Bottom, 8th B player Jayden Eckols tries to escape from defensive pressure. (PhotoS by Mark Lube)

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Wuthrich said the players’ effort is top notch. “They work hard in practice. We just have to improve on all of our skills,” he said. “With our district, there is not a weak sister. We have to play catch up. If the guys keep working like they are working, then who knows what can happen.” Gonzales had its first action, a scrimmage against Floresville on Feb. 3 and did well, Wuthrich said. A lot of the pressure on the mound will fall to Carrizales and Brant Philippus. “They are going to have to shoulder a lot of the

load,” he said. Carrizales and Philippus will be assisted by 2013 junior varsity pitchers Blake Cox, Seth Brzozowski and Ryan Benes. “Throwing on the JV and throwing on the varsity are two different animals. We will have to coach Blake, Seth and Ryan up to speed. They have been working very hard at varsity pitching,” Wuthrich said. Gonzales will move from outfield to catcher. “He has always been a good catcher and will step up for us,” Wuthrich said. Zach Akers is slated to play at third base, Cox will join Alyas Ramirez at short stop with Zac PerezClack and Carrizales at first. Benes, Chris Cantu

and Colby Cantu will share time at second base. Wuthrich said he felt second base group has the most experience. For the outfield, Dalton Kuntschik has some varsity experience and Philippus will see some time as well. At the plate, Gonzales will likely be counted to provide a lot of hits along with Philippus, Ramirez and Brzozowski. The Apaches will host a tournament and play in the Hallettsville tournament. Non-district games have been scheduled against Bastrop Cedar Creek, Karnes City, Van Vleck, Stockdale, Pleasanton and La Vernia. In the Gonzales tourna-

ment will be Wimberley, Elgin, Victoria St. Joseph. “Our tournament will have some quality baseball teams in it,” Wuthrich said. “Those teams play baseball the right way and we will get to see things we need to see.” In district, look for Giddings to make some waves in the title race. “They have the most pitching back,” Wuthrich said. “Cuero, Smithville and La Grange all have some pitching returning but Giddings has the most.” “We set up an ambitious non-district schedule. We have to get good in a hurry. The players out here are certainly capable of getting better in a hurry.”

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While the Hallettsville Brahmas fell short of a state title, they still had a great year with just one loss to eventual state champion Cameron Yoe, finishing 13-1 and going undefeated in district for a second straight season. Several Brahmas were named to the 14-2ADI All-District Team with two being honored with superlatives. S e n i o r D a lton H e r rington w a s named Overall M V P Herrington a n d senior Justin Reeves was chosen as Defensive MVP. On the First Team Offense were junior quarterback Nate Kowalik, sophomore running back Kaden Hardt, junior receivers Jimario Grounds and Trenton McGee, junior center Reid Leopold, senior lineman Kyle Leopold, sophomore lineman Dillon Steffek and junior lineman Clayton Steffek. Making the cut for the First Team Defense were senior lineman Tyler Steffek, Reid Leopold (lineman), junior lineback Brent Motal, Grounds and McGee as defensive backs, Kowalik at punter, senior defensive utility Elondre McAfee and Grounds as return specialist. Senior Drew Haas was selected as Special Teams Expert. Brahmas making the Second Team Offense were senior running back Tim Sheppard, senior receiver Kaylon Massey, senior lineman Hunter Mican, senior lineman Dylan Kerr and Motal as utility. Second Team Defense selections were Kerr as lineman, junior linebacker Seth Grasshoff, Sheppard and Massey at defensive back.
14-2A All District Football Overall MVP: Dalton Herrington, sr, Hallettsville Offensive MVP: Will Smith, jr, Hempstead Defensive MVP: Justin Reeves, sr, Hallettsville First Team Offense Quarterback: Jordan Johnson, jr, Rice; Nate Kowalik, jr, Hallettsville Running Back: Jordan Garner, sr, Rice; Marquis Brossard, jr, Edna; Kaden Hardt, soph, Hallettsville; Evan Gregg, sr, Industrial; Chris Garcia, sr, Palacios Receiver: Trenton McGee, jr, Hallettsville; Jimario Grounds, jr, Hallettsville; Deondre Toler, sr, Hempstead; Adam Banks, jr, Hempstead; Trenton Thedford, sr, Industrial; Todd Nicholas, jr, Rice; Turner Mattoon, jr, Rice. Tight End: Mason Davis, sr, Industrial Center: Reid Leopold, jr, Hallettsville

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Waelder got the lead back for a minute, 10-9, after a basket from Keyshann Fields. Moulton then got back into the driver’s seat with free throws from Orsak and Bronson Zapata. The teams traded a couple of blows until Waelder led at the end of the frame 18-17 on two free throws from Jeremy Gonzales. In the second frame, Waelder was able to extend its lead to 22-18 with a jumper from Ste-

phen Gonzales and one from Deondre Fields. Points from Orsak helped Moulton remain close until a fury of Waelder buckets from Ibarra, Jeremy Gonzales and Deondre Fields helped Waelder establish a 35-26 lead at halftime. The Wildcats extended their lead to 40-26 in the first couple of minutes of the fourth period and then proceeded to go on a 12-6 run with a pair of triples from Ibarra and baskets from Jeremy Gonzales and Deondre Fields. Moulton managed to

drop in some points to trail 52-33 at the end of third quarter. The BobKatz appeared to come alive in the fourth quarter as Jaydon Nieto got an offensive rebound and found Zapata forged a three and soon after, Lopez got a steal and passed to Zapata for another long-range effort. Orsak converted two free throws and Moulton refused to give up, down 56-41. A three from Nicholas Perez brought the BobKatz to within 58-46 before Waelder hit two free throws to close out the

Waelder 60, Moulton 46 W 18 17 17 8-60 M 17 9 7 13-46 Waelder: Caleb Ibarra 8 3-4 23, Jeremy Gonzales 5 5-6 17, Keyshann Fields 3 1-2 8, Deondre Fields 3 0-2 6, Stephen Ewing 2 0-0 4, Stephen Gonzales 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 9-14 60 Moulton: Matt Orsak 7 6-6 21, Bronson Zapata 3 2-2 10, Nicholas Rice 1 1-2 4, Jaydon Nieto 1 0-0 2, Juan Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Tanner Nichols-Ranton 0 2-2 2, Zach Harris 1 0-0 2, Dennis Lopez 1 0-0 2, Mario Pinedo 0 1-2 1. Totals 15 1214 46.

Linemen Anthony Norman, sr, Edna; Guy Dodson, sr, Edna; Kyle Leopold, sr, Hallettsville; Dillon Steffek, soph, Hallettsville; Josh Robert, sr, Hempstead; Desmond Wagner-Mayes, jr, Hempstead; Dylan Ferguson, sr, Rice Utiliy: Justin Martin,sr, Hempstead Kicker: Sergio Castanon, frosh, Hempstead First Team Defense Linemen: Austin Diaz, sr, Palacios; Ron McGrew,sr, Rice; Guy Dodson, sr, Edna; Darnelius Norman, jr, Edna; Tyler Steffek, sr, Hallettsville; Reid Leopold, jr, Hallettsville; Josh Roberts, sr, Hempstead; Fred Tompkins, jr, Hempstead; Dustin Hempel, sr, Industrial Linebacker: Davis John, sr, Edna; Brent Motal, jr, Hallettsville; Alexcis Jasso, sr, Hempstead; Justin Marin, sr, Hempstead; Sean Bastian, jr, Industrial; Nick Garcia, sr, Palacios; Seth Garcia, sr, Palacios; Luther Cole, jr, Rice Defensive back: DeOndre Toler, sr, Hempstead; Adam Banks, jr, Hempstead; Trenton Thedford, sr, Industrial; Carlos Valdez, sr, Palacios; J’Markus Hodge, sr, Rice; Todd Nicholas, jr, Rice; Trenton McGee, jr, Hallettsville; Jimario Grounds, jr, Hallettsville Punter: Nate Kowalik, jr, Hallettsville Defensive specialist: Elondre McAfee, sr, Hallettsville Return specialist: Jimario Ground, jr, Hallettsville; DeOndre Toler, sr, Hempstead Special teams expert: Drew Haas, sr, Hallettsville; Denzell Perry, jr, Hempstead Second Team Offense Quarterback: Cameron Sides, jr, Palacios Running back: DeOntae Jones, jr, Edna; Tim Sheppard, sr, Hallettsville Receiver:Ozell Gillum, soph, Hempstead; Jordan Schulten, jr, Hempstead; Alfred Apariclo, sr, Palacios; JaQuad McGrew, jr, Rice; Austin Sparks, sr, Edna; Kaylon Massey, sr, Hallettsville Center: RJ Gonzales, sr, Rice; Donall Watson, jr, Hempstead Linemen: Hunter Mican, sr, Hallettsville; Dylan Kerr, sr, Hallettsville; Chad Childress, soph, Hempstead; Levi Perry, jr, Industrial; Oziel Rios, jr, Palacios; Daniel Hernandez, sr, Palacios; Philip Torres, soph, Rice; Jerod McCarrell, sr, Edna Utiliy: Brent Motal, jr, Hallettsville Second Team Defense Linemen: Jordan Sanchez, sr, Palacios; Hunter Pakebusch, jr, Rice; Philip Torres, soph, Rice; Dylan Kerr, sr, Hallettsville; Troy Reese, jr, Hempstead; Fabian Harvey, sr, Hempstead; Mason Davis, sr, Industrial; Evan Gregg, sr, Industrial Linebacker: Seth Grasshoff, jr, Hallettsville; Christian Trujillo, soph, Hempstead; Brady Karl, jr, Industrial; Chris DeLeon, sr, Palacios; Mason Reyes, jr, Rice; Cale Hollus, sr, Edna. Defensive back: Jay Rubio, sr, Industrial; Ronnie Fry, sr, Rice; Terek Dilworth, soph, Edna; Ross Novian, sr, Edna; Tim Sheppard, sr, Hallettsville; Kaylon Massey, sr, Hal-

The Gonzales High School cheerleading squads enterains the home crowd at halftime of the Gonzales-La Grange boys basketball game last Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Take Your Sweetie to a State Playoff pairings Park This Valentine’s Day
AUSTIN— With Valentine’s Day around the corner, folks everywhere are making plans for how to spend the day with the people they care about. If traditional date ideas don’t rock your boat, Texas State Parks has some alternative date ideas that are sure to make for a memorable weekend. Some non-traditional Valentine’s Day suggestions include spending the weekend in the outdoors with activities such as camping, hiking, biking, boating and fishing at a local park. According to, 81.5 percent of non-married couples and 85.4 percent of men and women ages 18-29 prefer to try unusual dates because it adds excitement to the relationship. The organization’s study found that the top five outdoor activities for a date are boating, hiking, camping, fishing and biking. Worried about not catching anything while fishing? Rainbow Trout stockings are happening in ponds and lakes around the state and help heighten chances of catching a fish. Parks stocked in just in time for Valentine’s Day include: Blanco State Park (Feb. 7) Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway (Feb. 4) Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site (Feb. 16) South Llano River State Park (Jan. 29) Tyler State Park (Feb. 5) According to the research, two out of three couples currently boat and fish together and more than 30 percent of men said they are impressed by a woman who can bait a hook. For more events to create a memorable weekend, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Activity page.
Girls Class 3A area round Cuero vs La Vernia Friday, 6:15 p.m. Gonzales Yoakum vs Navarro Friday, 8 p.m. Gonzales Class 2A area round Nixon-Smiley vs Van Vleck, TBA Hallettsville vs Winnie East Chambers Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Katy Mayde HS Class 1A Division 1 area round Shiner vs Santa Maria TBA TAPPS bi district round Shiner St. Paul at Boerne Geneva, , Tuesday, TBA

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Area girls’ teams win first-round contests
The Hallettsville Lady Brahmas, Cuero Lady Gobblers, NixonSmiley Lady Mustags and the Shiner Lady Comanches all earned victories in their bidistrict matchups on Monday and Tuesday. Cuero scored a 58-40 decision over Needville at Schulenburg while the Lady Brahmas pounded Ingram, 8528, in Floresville, both played on Monday. Martina Stavinoha paced Cuero with 16 points, Jaslyn Mathis netted 12 points, Mary Kate Krueger chipped in nine points, Kyra Johnson scored seven points, Emmarie Johnson recorded six points, Chelsea Veit bagged five points, Courtney Clark had two points and Missy Odom scored one point. l Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustangs came back to beat Blanco 56-52 in the Class 2A bi-district game on Tuesday. Blanco forged a small 15-13 lead after the first quarter and outscored the Lady Mustangs 15-11 in the second quarter. Nixon-Smiley went on a 14-8 run in the third frame to knot the game at 38-38 and outscored Blanco 18-14 in the fourth quarter for the win. Alena Alvarez led the Lady Mustangs with 13 points, Savannah Martinez finished with 12 points, Brooke Hester bagged 10 points, Lexi Trammell got six points, Tyhanna Mejia added five points, Megan Guerra and Natalie Trammell scored four points, and Celeste Arriaga chipped in two points. l The Lady Comanches tore into Three Rivers, 63-29, on Tuesday. Amanise Coleman led Shiner with 29 points, Kori Landman scored 10 points, Julianna Rankin sank nine points, Shamyra Coleman bagged six points, Mackinly Pilat had three points with Jennifer Hartl, Lauren Schutte, and Sarah Neal chipping in two points each. Shiner will take on Santa Maria in the area round. Game information has not been ann l The Gonzales Lady Apaches concluded the 2013-14 season on a high note with a district win Feb. 4 against Smithville, 47-33, their first of the season. l The Gonzales Apaches dropped a 7332 decision to Smithville on Feb. 4. Aaron Hunt led the Apaches with 10 points, Jordan Johnson sank eight points, Alyas Ramirez bagged six points, Joe Ryan Carrizales sank six points Tyshawn Erskin and Colby Cantu finished with two points. l The Shiner St. Paul Lady Cardinals got a district win over Austin Waldorf 36-33 on Thursday. Natalie Jackson led St. Paul with nine points, Jacy Pawelek and Ashlyn Patek put in eight points, Abby Irvin finished with six points and Shaelynn Malatek chipped in five points. Malatek had three steals and Pawelek chipped in a total of 15 rebounds. l The Flatonia Bulldogs picked up two district wins last week. On Feb. 4, they defeated rival Shiner 49-30. The Comanches led 12-11 after one quarter but a 10-6 run by the ‘Dogs in the second quarter put them ahead 21-18 at halftime. Flatonia grabbed a strong handle on the game with a 14-4 run in the third quarter and finished off the game with 14 of 22 points in the fourth period. Gus Venegas led Flatonia with 14 points, Jacob Barta bucketed eight points, Will Bruns and Matt Rowell finished with five points, Samuel Netro and Wyatt Wehmeyer deposited four points each. For Shiner, Justin Stovall had 13 points, Blake Mraz sank eight points, Rigo Baray contributed three points with Kris Hauptman, Caleb Murrile and Chad Neubauer bagging two points each. On Friday, Flatonia held off Ganado 4942. Flatonia started off with a 13-10 lead after the first frame and led 30-19 at halftime. Ganado held a 10-8 advantage in the third frame to trail 40-27. They outscored Flatonia 13-11 in the fourth quarter. Bruns led Flatonia with 14 points, Barta crashed in 10 points, Casen Novak dropped in nine points, Wehmeyer scored eight points, Venegas chipped in six points, Netro had four points and Rowell finished with three points. l The Nixon-Smiley Mustangs picked up a big win Friday against Stockdale 68-41 on Friday. Nick Pena paced the Mustangs with 17 points and Sam Moore contributed 14 points. l Yoakum was edged by Giddings, 4341, on district action on Friday. On Tuesday, Cuero edged Yoakum 79-76. Tj Hights led the ‘Dogs with 32 points,Justin Brown added 16 points, Joe Mireles netted nine points, Chase Hermes sank eight points, Timmy Blakeney scored seven points and Will Thurmond finished with one point. l Hallettsville Sacred Heart Indianettes fell to New Braunfels Christian, 46-32, on Tuesday. Kaylin Dworsky and Jaycie Orsak bagged six points, Rachel Saulnier and Madison Etzler scored five points, Emily Harper deposited four points with Sarah Bludau and Olivia Bohuslav investing two points. l The Hallettsville Sacred Heart fell to Austin Waldorf 7035 on Friday. Danson Bluadu led the Indians with 12 points, Michael Zaruba sank six points, Evan Wick, Trent Janak and Scott Stoner had four points, Colton Bludau had three

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points and Nicholas Hadash finished with two points. Sacred Heart defeated New Braunfels Christian, 52-40, on Tuesday. Wick led Sacred Heart with 22

points. Janak bagged nine points, Cole Bludau had eight points, Dodge Bludau scored seven points with Stoner and Zarauba bucketing three points a piece.

of-three from the line, Celine Markert made a basket, followed a little later by a jumper from Brown. Sutton made a bucket and hit a free throw while Cassidy Zajicek hit a shot to bring Columbus a little closer at 38-16 before ending the frame with a 4-1 run. Columbus opened the fourth period with baskets from Mia Hill and Natalie Alley, and Yoakum followed with a six-point streak and then held a slight advantage for the remainder of the quarter, 3-2. Highs led Yoakum with 10 rebounds, eight assists, five steals and four blocks. The Lady ‘Dogs will face the Navarro in the area round at 8 p.m. Friday at Gonzales High School Special Events Center.
Class 3A bi district Yoakum 49, Columbus 26 C 9 2 9 6-26 Y 9 19 11 10-49 Columbus: Corine Sutton 3 4-6 10, Lacie Schobel 3 0-0 6, Holly Pflughaupt 2 0-0 4, Cassidy Zajicek 1 0-0 2, Mia Hill 1 0-0 2, Natalie Alley 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 4-6 26. Yoakum:Callie Witte 4 6-9 17, Latrice Brown 7 1-2 15, Desiree Garza 4 0-0 9, Jaccarri Hights 2 0-0 4, Celine Markert 1 1-2 3, Paige Alonzo 0 1-4 1. Totals 18 9-17 49.

Left, Gonzales junior varsity player Weseley Zavadil goes for a three-point bucket in Friday’s game against La Grange. Right, freshman Dawson Hull makes a pass to a teammate. (Photos by Mark Lube

Herrington signs with New Mexico State
Sports Briefs
Herrington signs with New Mexico State Hallettsville senior Dalton Herrington signed a letter of intent to play football with the New Mexico State Aggies. Herrington played defensive back, wide receiver and kickoff return for the Hallettsville Brahmas football team who finished the 2013 season 13-1 and state quarterfinalists, l o s ing to e v e n - Herrington tu a l 2A Division 1 champion Cameron Yoe for the second straight season. Herrington also competes on the Hallettsville basketball and baseball team. San Antonio women’s soccer league needs players The Women’s 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 210-6025645. TGCA Basketball poll 2013-2014 Texas Girls Coaches Association Basketball Rankings February 10, 2014      Class 3A (District champions- district listed) 1.        Waco LaVega (17) 2. Argyle (10) 3.  West Oso (30) 4.   Yoakum (26) 5.    Dalhart (1) 6.  Shallowater (2) 7.        Abilene Wylie (4) 8. Hondo (29) 9.    LaVernia (28) 10.  Hamshire-Fannett (21) 10. Quinlan Ford (14)   Class 2A 1.    Brock (9) 2.  Sunnyvale (12) 3. Central Heights (19) 4.  San Antonio Cole (29) 5. Hallettsville (28) 6.  Grandview (10) 7.  Canadian (1) 8. Sonora (5) 9. Cisco (7) 10. Wall (6) 10.  Jarrell (22)

Spring League!
Starting Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at the Volleyball courts in the Independence Park. Cost is $120 per team. If you should have any questions please call 830-672-3192.

Volleyball Registration

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

Female dance partner wanted. Must be someone that wants to dance. May know how to dance or may not. All kinds of dance. Willing to train. Contact John at 832-235-9662. -------------------------Gonzales Master Gardeners need Black Walnut seeds for 3rd grade planting project. Need 2013 seeds. Call Nancy Fostes at 512-431-4444. -------------------------FREE GED classes, day (M T W and Th, 8:30 to noon) and night (M and W 6:30 to 9), Gonzales Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, 6728291. -------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in over 20 vocational trades at no-cost! Will help students get drivers license GED or High School diploma and college training if qualified. For more info call 512-665-7327.

Now hiring qualified CDL Drivers. Apply at Luling O & G, LLC., 1237 Hoover, Luling, TX. 78648. 830-8755011. -------------------------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 City Council of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Council for their consideration:
The below listed properties are partially zoned as Single Family Residential District(R-1) and partially as Heavy Commercial District(C-2), in order for the entire property to have the same zoning designation the property owner is requesting that the portion of the property that is zoned Single Family Residential District (R-1) be re-zoned to Heavy Commercial District(C-2). In addition to that change they are asking to rezone the other three properties from Single Family Residential(R-1) to Heavy Commercial District (C-2).

Yard Sale: 4-Families., Sat., Feb. 15, 8-12:00. 1022 1/2 Church St. Lots of toddler, boys & girls, men, women, clothes, shoes & misc. items. Cancel if raining.

4 tires for sale w/rims. Goodyear Wrangler, P265/70R17, 6 lugs. $300. Can come and look at 1806 Sycamore St. or call 672-9011. -------------------------PTO Irrigation Pump - New $3,500, will sell for $1,500. Call 830-263-4126. -------------------------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. --------------------------

PROPERTY OWNER: Sara & Spencer Breitschopf LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PT 15 Kings 4th; PT Lot 15 Kings 4th, PT 14, 22 Kings 4th; PT 15 and 22 Kings 4th PARCEL: 13080, 24805, 13065, 13066 The City Council will hold a Public Hearing Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. 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.

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

Ordinance 2014-4
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS CALLING A CITY ELECTION FOR MAY 10, 2014 FOR THE PURPOSE OF COUNCILMEMBER FOR SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT NO. 3, COUNCILMEMBER FOR SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT NO. 4 AND MAYOR; DESIGNATING THE POLLING PLACE THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE ELECTION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GONZALES, TEXAS: SECTION ONE. That an Order of Election calling the May 10, 2014 election for the purpose of electing according to law the following offices of said City, to-wit: Councilmember for Single Member District No. 3 Councilmember for Single Member District No. 4 Mayor be posted at the Gonzales Municipal Building on the Bulletin Board used for posting notices of the meetings of the City Council. SECTION TWO. The present boundaries of the City constituting one (1) election precinct, the polling place for said election shall be at the Gonzales North Avenue Intermediate School, 1032 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas. The polls shall be open for voting from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for voters of all districts who reside within the City of Gonzales. SECTION THREE. The City Secretary of the City of Gonzales shall serve as early voting clerk; the appointment of a deputy clerk or clerks for early voting by the City Secretary shall be in accordance with the law. The early voting polling place shall be in the building that houses the office of the City Secretary, Gonzales Municipal Building, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas. The regular date and hours for early voting by personal appearance are weekdays Monday through Friday, except any official City holiday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Early voting by personal appearance for this election shall commence on April 28, 2014 at 8 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. on May 6, 2014. As required under Section 85.005 (d), Election Code, early voting by personal appearance at the main early voting polling place shall be conducted for at least 12 hours on two (2) weekdays, if the early voting period consists of six or more weekdays; therefore, early voting by personal appearance shall be conducted for 12 hours on the final two (2) days of early voting. The office of the City Secretary for purposes of early voting shall be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on the final two days of early voting by personal appearance. SECTION FOUR. The period to receive applications for voting by mail is March 11, 2014, through May 1, 2014. Requests for applications for voting by mail should be mailed to the attention of the Early Voting Clerk, P.O. Box 547, Gonzales, Texas. SECTION FIVE. Early voting by mail shall be by paper ballots; early voting by personal appearance shall be by optical scan in combination with paper ballots; both shall be canvassed by an Early Voting Ballot Board. SECTION SIX. Proper Notice of General Election shall be posted not later than the 19th day before such election at the Gonzales Municipal Building on the Bulletin Board used for posting notices of the meetings of the City Council; shall be delivered to the county election officials in which the political subdivision is located not later than the 60th day before its scheduled election day; and shall be published at least once, not earlier than the 30th or later than the 10th day before such election day in the Gonzales Cannon, a newspaper of general circulation, published in the City of Gonzales. SECTION SEVEN. All election returns and precinct reports shall be submitted to the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State in an electronic format as prescribed in the Texas Election Code. SECTION EIGHT. Said election shall be held in accordance with the Texas Election Code and the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended. PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 4th day of February 2014. Mayor, Robert A. Logan ATTEST: Kristina Vega, City Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGALITY: Jackie Williamson, City Attorney





The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Commission for their consideration. The below listed properties are partially zoned as Single Family Residential District(R-1) and partially as Heavy Commercial District(C-2), in order for the entire property to have the same zoning designation the property owner is requesting that the portion of the property that is zoned Single Family Residential District (R-1) be re-zoned to Heavy Commercial District(C-2). In addition to that change they are asking to rezone the other three properties from Single Family Residential(R-1) to Heavy Commercial District (C-2). PROPERTY OWNER: Sara & Spencer Breitschopf LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PT 15 Kings 4th; PT Lot 15 Kings 4th, PT 14, 22 Kings 4th; PT 15 and 22 Kings 4th PARCEL: 13080, 24805, 13065, 13066 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing February 24, 2014 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 5:45 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by Planning & Zoning Commission and the Public Hearing, projects go to City Council for their approval. The Planning & Zoning Commission encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all Planning & Zoning Commission projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

Separate sealed bids addressed to the City of Gonzales (OWNER) clearly labeled “2014 WASTEWATER PROJECTS, ATTN: CITY SECRETARY” will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 2:00 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately. This project includes the installation of approximately 482 linear feet of 6 inch PVC SDR 26 wastewater line, 978 linear feet of 8 inch PVC SDR 26 wastewater line, 830 linear feet of 15 inch PVC SDR 26 wastewater line with 13 manholes. The project also includes connections to existing wastewater lines, installation of new wastewater services, pavement repairs, trench safety, traffic control, and installation and removal of temporary erosion controls. The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Specifications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205. Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $40.00 at this location. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check or certified check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the City of Gonzales, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute required performance and payment bonds. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; however, the right is reserved, as the interests of the OWNER may require, to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality or minor defects in bids received. Bids may be held by the OWNER for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract. There will not be a pre-bid conference. Contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations, investigations and/or ask questions prior to bidding shall not be grounds for requesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 6721205, by 5:00 o’clock p.m., Monday, February 17th.

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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 Machine. Cans, Bottles, adjustable bin. Bill changer. Runs great. $425/obo. 830-339-9087. -------------------------Juicer - Jack Lalane. Used 5 times. $60. Perfect condition. 830-263-2482. -------------------------Food Lovers Diet Kit as seen on TV. Meals, $120, will sell for $60. 830263-2482. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. $50 each. 875-3028. -------------------------Men’s used jeans great condition. $5/ pair. 32x29, 32x30, 32x32, 35x30, 35x32, 36x30. One pair 32” waist shorts. Call 830672-1106. -------------------------Crocheted Afghans, baby blankets, single bed spreads for sale. Can choose own colors. Can come by or call, 203-1270. Green DeWitt Apt. #138. -------------------------Assembled Dora 20” bicycle with training wheels, helmet, elbow and knee pads. Used very little. $60. Call 830-672-1106. -------------------------HP 2500 CM Printer. Professional Series color printer. $25 obo. 672-7546. Arlene or Linda. -------------------------Electrolux Carpet Shampooer and 1 gallon Shampoo. $125.00. 830-8576705. -------------------------55 Gallon metal or Plastic Drums. Volume Discounts. $5.00 each. 830857-4321. -------------------------For Sale: Custom made picnic tables; made with treated lumber, with bolts and screws - will make the conventional table with seats attached to table; will also make tables with seat benches separate from table: 4-6 or 8 foot made for your specific needs. Call 830-540-4776 or 830-857-3273 for pricing and availability information. -------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales). -------------------------Party dresses for sale: 4 short, 2 long. Purple, yellow, gold, blue green. Also jackets, men’s jackets, overcoat, etc. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For sale: Singer Sewing Machine with pedal, table w/6 chairs, almost new, hand crocheted table cloth, large, white, antique 3 pc. Loveseat

and other yarn crocheted items. Call 672-8034. -------------------------For Sale: Concrete parking curbs 6’ long 6” tall plain or painted, 16’ + 20’ long concrete cattle guard bases. Call Vic for pricing, 6726383 or 857-3827. -------------------------Unicorn Collection for Sale. Call Frances between 9pm10am, 830-8576476. -------------------------1800’S Double Barrell Shotgun, Remington $1,500. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Antique Straight Razor display case, 18x24 (Memorabilia). $695. Call 512917-4078. -------------------------Troybilt Trimmer with attachments (edger, tiller). 4 cycle, uses straight gasoline. $250. 361293-3571. -------------------------For Sale: ORGANIC EGGS. Free Range chickens. $2.00 dozen. Will deliver to Gonzales weekly. 830-540-3536. -------------------------Large shower chair. 19” color TV w/ stand, stand has rollers. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Lounge Chairs, 6 ft. tall headboard, bed frame, oak dining table, antique egg incubator, entertainment center, lamp stand w/ drawers, booth dining table, planter boxes. 361-5944307. -------------------------Large amount quality items. Everything $85.00; worth about $300. Health problems prevent garage sale. In Lockhart. Mel, 512376-9396. -------------------------Clavinova Yamaha Digital Piano w/ bench. Under Warranty. $2,700. Call 830-339-0111. -------------------------FOR SALE Used cyclone fencing and post. 1990 Dodge pick up with lift gate. Can be seen at GHA 410 Village Dr. Gonzales, Texas. For information call Jeanette Conquestat 830-672-3419. -------------------------Unique BBQ Pit, Stagecoach. Includes Electric Rotisserie $275. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Stain Glass Window, white tail deer. $275. 512-9174078.

Ford 8N Tractor w/ disk, plow, buster. $3,500.00. 361-2933571. -------------------------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.

Cruiser, Convertible, 100,000 miles, $6,000. Call 830203-0502. -------------------------Suzuki Japanese mini truck. 35,450 miles, spray lined bed, lifted, 4x4. Needs some attention to fuel intake, but should be easy fix. Great for ranch or hunting. $2,000. 361-771-5483. -------------------------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 Cadil-

lac, 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. 830-

672-3147. -------------------------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. --------------------------



CDL Bellydump driver
(3 years experience)

Big solid oak lawyer’s desk. $50. 830672-3089. -------------------------Beds & furniture for sale. 512-656-0521. -------------------------Southwestern Kingsize bed w/complete boxsprings & mattresses. Good condition, washer/ dryer, never been used, Whirlpool, High table, ceramic, w/4 chairs. Loveseat, cloth, 3 tv’s, 19”, 25” and 32”, color, white microwave cart with 2 drawers on bottom, recliner, cloth new conventional toaster, broiler, white day bed w/ trundle bed, both mattresses, white childs desk, chair, leather with foot rest. 830-203-8977, text or call. -------------------------3” latex mattress topper. Queen size. Like new, paid $300, asking $150. 512-921-2792. -------------------------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.

Crew Supervisor/ Maintainer Operator
Apply in person, or send resume by fax or email
Apply at: E.F. Ehrig & Sons, Ltd. 221 PR 2003, Gonzales, TX Phone (830) 437-2873 Fax (830) 437-2876





The City Council of the City of Gonzales, by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to the Council for their consideration: The City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing to discuss structures listed below which have been determined to be in a dangerous condition posing a threat to the health and safety of the general public and the occupants of the building, if any. These dangerous conditions must be removed or remedied by repairing or altering the building or by demolishing it. Property Address Owner Martin/Kleine 1403 School 1003 Robertson 1115 Robertson 1301 Robinson 1115 Division 923 ST Joseph 1900 Benton 1913 Benton 1926 Benton Legal Description NW PT 1 6 Burchard SW PT 1 6 Burchard E PT 8 7 Burchard 6 11 Burchard S/2 8 Burchard 13 3 Kings 8th PT 2 Botts PT 11&8 Highview, PT 11 PT 10&8 Highview, PT 11 1 9 Highview Property Minnie D Porter Minnie D Porter Bridgett Smith Will F Johnson Erma Steemer Est. Francis Bryant Est Sally & Leslie Ploeger DB & WF Bonds DB & WF Bonds Hurbert Almaguer

The City Council will hold a Public Hearing March 3, 2014 at the Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph St. at 6:00 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. The City Council encourages citizens to participate in the public comment and public hearing stages of all City Council projects. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are available. Request for accommodations or interpretive services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting.Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

4 tires for sale w/rims. Goodyear Wrangler, P265/70R17, 6 lugs. $300. Can come and look at 1806 Sycamore St. or call 672-9011. -------------------------2001 Buick Regal. 4 dr. 109,000 miles. Very good condition. $4,000. 830857-3705. -------------------------2013 Ford Fusion. All factory warranties. $18,000. Let’s Talk! 830-437-2046. -------------------------2007 Chevy Equinox, 45,000 miles. $12,000. 2005 PT

Separate sealed bids addressed to the City of Gonzales (OWNER) clearly labeled “JB WELLS SOCCER FIELDS, ATTN: CITY SECRETARY” will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 2:00 o’clock p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately. This project includes the grading of four soccer fields; approximately 690 cubic yards of excavation and embankment, installation of approximately 900 linear feet of 2 inch water line, installation of an irrigation system, and the installation approximately 1000 linear feet of 6 inch wastewater line. The project also includes installation and removal of temporary erosion controls and site re-vegetation. The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Specifications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205. Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $40.00 at this location.

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.


Opportunities at


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

Call 672-7100 to place your ad. HELP WANTED



Prior food plant QA experience is desired. Candidate must have good verbal, written communication, and computer skills, bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Must be able to work at times in cold temperatures, work some evenings and weekends. Benefits include - Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, 401K plan.

Quality Assurance Tech:

• All Positions • Full-time • Part-time • Flexible Schedules • Competitive Wages

Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check or certified check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the City of Gonzales, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute required performance and payment bonds. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder; however, the right is reserved, as the interests of the OWNER may require, to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality or minor defects in bids received. Bids may be held by the OWNER for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract. There will not be a pre-bid conference. Contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations, investigations and/or ask questions prior to bidding shall not be grounds for requesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 200, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 6721205, by 5:00 o’clock Monday February 17th.

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms
County Road 348, Gonzales, TX or fax resume to 830-540-4556/ email:

Apply in person at

An EOE employer

1803 N. St. Joseph Gonzales, Texas 78629

Now Accepting Applications Please apply in person at

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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 Gonza-

les! (830)620-4500. (RBI#36649) -------------------------Tax Money Specials Invest in a new home for your family - over 40 homes to choose from. A home for every budget. 800-3696888. Open till 6 pm 7 days a week. Fayette Country Homes

of Schulenburg. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Special Purchase 2009-2012 Models like New - Build for any wind zone - starting @ $22,900 Delivered, Set, Air. 17 in Stock. Fayette Country Homes of Schulenburg. 979-7436192. Open to 6pm daily. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Repo’s - 4 totally remodeled doublewides. Must See. Save Thousands. Fayette Country Homes, 800-369-6888. Open 7 days a week. (RBI 32896). -------------------------Belmont RV Park. We have FEMA trailers for sale. From $2,500 & up or rent to own. Please call 830-4243600.

3BR/2BA home. Large back yard. 318 DeWitt, behind Corner Stop. $1,200/month. 830445-9294. -------------------------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. -------------------------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. -------------------------House in the country for rent. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. See to appreciate. Security deposit and one month’s rent. Oneyear lease. Call 361594-3233. -------------------------Attention Oil Companies Furnished 4br house, sleeps 5. Ready for move-in. Fully equipmmed kitchen, covered patio, fenced, lighted parking, individual air & heat, 32” flat screen TV’s & Refrigerators in each room. Must see. 713-501-3416. -------------------------2BR houses for rent. No Pets. Month to Month. Call 830672-3089. -------------------------2BR/1BA country home. Fully furnished, nonsmoker. Hwy. 97W. $1,200/mo., $800/ dep. 361-772-7655, after 6 p.m. -------------------------3 bedroom, 2 bath house in Gonzales for rent. Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Microwave, Stove and can be fully furnished. Remodeled last year with new hardwood floors, Central Air, bathroom tile, 2 car carport. $1,000/mo.,

$600/deposit. 830542-9743. -------------------------Office Space w/Living area to rent in the center of town (On the Main Hwy). Call (830) 672-5738. -------------------------HOUSE FOR RENT: Must see!!! Charming 2BD/1BA remodeled house located in country setting at 7102 FM 2091 North (Gonzales, Texas); Approx. 10 miles from Gonzales. Spacious yard, shade trees, stove/microwave, glass-tiled backsplash, new laminate wood floors. Call (830) 672-3771 or (512) 938-9131. -------------------------ATTENTION OILFIELDERS 4/3, 2 Living areas around Waelder Area. $800/deposit, $1,300/month. Big yard, front & back. 830-399-5313.(0530-13) -------------------------Cottages for Lease. Fully furnished cottages for rent in Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture, flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items & appliances (full-size refrigerator, range, microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500 Security Deposit. Application Required. 1 Bedroom, $1,300/month, 2 bedroom, $1,600/ month. Call 830351-1195. Shown by appointment. -------------------------House for Rent. 3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536 Sq. Ft., w/2 master suites. Perfect for oilfield executive or families. In Marion. $1,100/per month. 830-914-4044. -------------------------2BR/1BA house. 765 Sq. Ft. Large deck on back. $875/mo. Marion, TX. 830914-4044. -------------------------1ST MONTH RENT FREE 3/2’s from $595/ month. Several homes available. Lockhart, 512-376-5874. -------------------------Cabin for Rent. 1BR/1BA. Secluded, in country. $100/ nightly, Mon.-Fri. or $350/weekly. Weekend rates vary. No smokers. Call 830857-0986 or 830-

857-1418. -------------------------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, Micro-

wave, 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.

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)

Efficiency Apartment. Lake Gonzales. Weekly and monthly rates. Utilities. TV provided. No pets. non-smoking. Bob. 830-2039790. Have pictures. -------------------------2BR Fully furnished. Covered parking, Wi-Fi, cable. 830672-6265 or 830857-4251. -------------------------BLUEBIRD LOFTS - Three units available, 2 bed/1 bath, $1,125 to $1,185/ mo., $1,000 deposit. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, hardwood floor, fullytiled bathrooms, central air/heat, washer/dryer hookups. No pets. No smoking. ALL NEW! (512) 576-5868. -------------------------One bedroom, one bath furnished apartment. $800 and two bedroom, two bath, $1,200. Short term ok. Gym, wahser/dryer, internet, all bills paid in Seguin. Call Keith, 512-757-0280. -------------------------60 hotel rooms for rent in Seguin. Laundry and meal 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.



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.

Best Western Regency Inn & Suites 1811 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales Seeking a Full Time Front Desk Clerk. Computer experience required. Applications may be picked up, at the front office. No phone calls, please.

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.

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply
Dependable Inside Sales Person Needed
2031 Water St., Gonzales Tx 78629 NO PHONE CALLS

is now hiring for a

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.

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

Office space for rent. 19’x15’. Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Electricity included. 512-694-6430. -------------------------Office space for rent. 10’x10’ space in Nixon. Furniture included. 830-8576921. -------------------------Office Space for rent. 1500 sq. ft., with one acre for truck parking, located at 314 West Cone Street, Gonzales, Texas. If interested please call (830) 672-4433. -------------------------For Rent: Office space or store front, 960 sq. ft., 1/2 block off square. Kitchenette, 1 ba, newly refurbished. For more information, call 830-672-6265. -------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for rent. M1 Ind. Storage Yard, 70x130. Church Street. 830423-2103. -------------------------For sale or lease. 10,000 sq. ft. Bldg. with multi-level loading docks Prime location - 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.

Apply within at

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

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

Attn: Oil Field Workers. Wyman’s Rooming House has 4 large furnished bedrooms for rent. Fully equipped kitchen, covered patio w/BBQ pits & much more. $375/ wk. 713-501-3416. -------------------------Room for rent for working person. 1BR/1BA. Quiet neighborhood. Call 203-7146 after 4 p.m.
Call 672-7100 to subscribe.

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

Benefits include:

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.


EquipmEnt OpEratOr i StrEEt DEpartmEnt
Summary: This is a service – maintenance position in the Street Department. The work involves the operation and maintenance of equipment used to build and repair city streets, and maintaining drainage systems. This position has some contact with the public and has limited responsibility for preparation of reports. Make few decisions that require technical knowledge. This position directly reports to the Street Director for supervision.



Essential Job Functions:

W. B. Farm and Ranch Supply
Local delivery, class A CDL Required

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.

• May be required to operate some equipment including but not limited to; front-end loader, dump trucks, backhoe, and tractor, as needed for the maintenance of City streets and property. • May be required to assist in the removal of brush and (or) stumps when needed. • Clean City streets and drains following inclement weather • Assist in the building of new streets by removing existing materials, constructing of curbing, and performing hand-work when not operating equipment. • Maintaining drainage within the City limits by cleaning or clearing drains and creeks. • Placement of barricades during storms, special events and as directed. • Minor repair and maintenance on equipment as needed. • Repairing streets by patching. • Trimming of trees and other vegetation overhanging streets or impairing views. • Reporting all equipment accidents and (or) injuries to Crew Leader and (or) Supervisor. • Perform related task as required. • Other duties as assigned

Delivery Driver
Apply within

is now hiring

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


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.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds • Have some knowledge in all Street and Solid Waste repairs, and equipment • Have some knowledge in concrete work, form building, welding and cutting of metal, and equipment operation. • Must have some knowledge in the operation of chainsaws and other tree cutting tools. • Must observe all safety rules, and report unsafe working conditions to Crew Leader and (or) Supervisor. • Must be able to work and communicate w/co-workers and all public social groups. • Must be able to work independently and make some decisions

SPU Operator


Call 672-7100 to place your help wanted ads! HELP WANTED

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

Required Education, Experience, and Certifications:

• Must have a High School diploma or equivalent • Experience recommended. • Recommend a valid CDL-Class B driver’s license, or be able to obtain one within (6) months of employment Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical. Applications for employment may be found at or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box 547 Gonzales, TX 78629. Position will remain open until filled. The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.

• Learn operation of plant processing equipment • Work 4 rotating shifts with weekend work • Learn to drive a forklift • Demonstrate communication skills, initiative and judgment in problem-solving • Work safely, following rules and procedures • Lift up to 55 lbs frequently

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

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

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Sitting at night taking care of elderly in their home. References, transportation. Call 361212-8731. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. com. -------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years experience. Haul Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at 361-596-4391. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you don’t want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830) 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927. -------------------------I am looking for a private 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 830-203-0735. -------------------------Sewing & Alterations. Jo West. 830-203-5160. Call between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.

$575/obo. 830-8575720. -------------------------04’ Coachmen, 26’. 1 slide-out. Goose hitch-ball, excellent shape, new awning. Call 830-857-3677. -------------------------2006 Keystone Outback 30ft Sidney Addition. $14,500. 1 large slideout, nice, clean interior, king bed. 210-279-7267. -------------------------1999 Mountain Aire Motorhome - Ford V10 gasoline engine - Onan generator - 2 slide outs - 2 A/C’s - all appliances in working condition - driver side door - sleeps 4-6 - no smoking or pets - VERY CLEAN interior - Call 210884-7085 - Asking $22,000.

TX 304. Contact: 281-788-7500. -------------------------2 RV spaces in town. $295/mo., 1 Mobile home space for rent, $295/mo. Call Finch Park, 6722955. -------------------------RV Sites Available. Nixon, TX. Clean, quiet, fair prices. 830-857-6921.

eford (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.

3BR/2bth rock home built in 2008. Large oak trees with improved pasture, guest house w/outbuildings, small horse barn, stock tank, county water, cross fenced, will convey some minerals, $450,000. To view call 830857-0986. -------------------------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. -------------------------Property for sale in Leesville. 2 mobile homes, 1 mobile home, 3Br/1Ba & 2Br/2Ba and 2 full RV Spaces on 1.9 Ac. Asking price $65,000. Back lot fenced in on 4 sides. Rebecca Hodge, 830-263-0603. -------------------------Beautiful ranch style home built in 1996. 3 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, approx. 2765 square feet on 13.55 acres with scenic views all around. Property borders larger ranches. Recent upgrades include granite counters, new wood floors, interior/exterior paint, GE Cafe appliances, new light fixtures and doors, new ac and water heater within past 2 years. Would make excellent horse property. Has County water. Out shed and children’s playhouse with electricity. Ag exempt for low taxes. 18 miles north of Gonzales off 304. One hour East of San Antonio, one hour south of Austin, and two hours west of Houston. Close proximity to Interstate 10. Excellent deal at 348,000. Sorry, no owner finance. If seriously interested please call 956-202-5629 or email May consider 2 year minimum lease. -------------------------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. 830-

203-8492. -------------------------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.

Belmont RV Park. Belmont Texas Propane Services available. Call 830-4243600. -------------------------Pampered Chef D e m o n s t r a t o r. Host a Show! It’s Easy! Choose from a Cooking Show, Catalog Show, Facebook Show or if you need an item, here is my site, https:// w w w.pamperedc h e f. b i z /z ava d i l. Dee Zavadil, 830857-1495. -------------------------Lucky Shots by Dee. Need Family Portraits, Family Reunions, Birthdays, School

Pictures, Weddings, Etc. 830-857-1495 -------------------------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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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.



CKC Registered Miniature Dachsunds. 1st shots & wormed. $225. 830-2634603. -------------------------Black Mouth Cur puppies. Have had 1st shots. $100. 830-263-0102 or 830-263-0910. -------------------------Miniature Boston Terrier Puppies. Prices vary. 1st shots & wormed. 830-519-4212. -------------------------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.

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

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.



Randy Smith, Broker

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

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.

Hay for sale. Square bales. $7.00 per bale. 830-857-4073. -------------------------Angus Bull. 3 - 18 months old Bulls; 1 26 month old bull. Call 830-263-0808. -------------------------Free Female Donkey. Call 830-5404850. -------------------------Horse for Sale. 7 year old mare. Not ridden in 2 years. $200.00. Call 2031104 or 437-2370. -------------------------Free Donkey’s. 361772-7655 after 6 p.m. -------------------------2006 Blue Roan handcock mare. 14 hands. Stocky built. Has worked cows, arena roping. Pastured for 1 year. Needs to go to work. $1,200. 361771-5483. -------------------------For Sale: Black & Red Brangus Bulls. 2 & 3 yrs. old. Good selection. No papers. 830-437-5772. (9-19-13) -------------------------Rabbits for Sale. With cages, with feeders & waterers. all for $300. 361741-2604. -------------------------Bulls for Sale. Black Angus and Black Limousin. Breeding ages. Gentle. Delivery available. 979263-5829. -------------------------Bull For Sale: * Black polled Her-

I’m looking for a 1959 GISD yearbook. Call Jimmy at 361-571-6888.

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. -------------------------Home and land with minerals for sale. 2400 sq. ft.

Mobile Mower Repair Offering tune-ups, repair & parts for most brands at your home/office. Evenings and Saturdays. Call Jacob, 830-857-4580.

One R/V site available. $450 per month includes utilities. For more info call 830-8571418 or 830-8570986. -------------------------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




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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.

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

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Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The national announcement for all designated Main Street programs across the country will be made at the National Main Street conference in Detroit, MI May 18-20. “National Accreditation and the recognition that goes along with it is a statement that the local Main Street program is working hard and consistently moving forward to achieve downtown revitalization goals that are grounded in historic preservation,” said Debra Drescher, TMSP state coordinator. “Over more than 30 years, the national Main Street model –

which has been in place in Texas since the inception of the nationwide effort – has been an effective way for communities of all sizes to restore and maintain vitality and economic health in their historic downtowns. We are so proud of the staff and volunteers of Texas’ Main Street programs who work hard every day on these objectives and so thankful to the elected officials, city management and other stakeholders who support them in their work. Accreditation recognizes that hard work and progress.” Accredited programs show above average performance in ten categories on an annual report. Selection criteria focus on planning, partnerships, staffing, volunteer effort, preservation ethic, training and program assessment through reporting. The state office also works with programs throughout the year by providing various services based upon local needs. For additional information about the national Main Street effort, visit the National Trust Main Street web site at http:// www.preservationnation. org/main-street/. For more information on the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street program visit www.thc.

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The City of Gonzales has been commended for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community. The Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) made the announcement this evening at the winter gathering of Texas Main Street managers in Seguin, an original 1981 Texas Main Street city. Sixty-three designated Main Street programs in Texas were recognized. The TMSP will recommend its Texas selections for 2014 National Accreditation to the National Main Street

Barbara Friedrich of Gonzales Main Street (right) accepts certification from the Texas Main Street Program at the recent meeting in Seguin.

Farm Bureau expresses concern over EPA rule
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Gonzales Inquirer publisher Valerie Redell gives some remarks at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee Feb. 7. (Photo by Mark Lube)

A proposed regulation scheduled soon for release by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would greatly increase the scope of the Clean Water Act, with serious implications for local farmers and ranchers, according to Charles Rochester, Gonzales County Farm Bureau president. The Clean Water Act began in 1972 to reduce raw sewage discharge into rivers and streams, which was standard practice across the country. In the years since, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have attempted, with some success, to expand the program by expanding the definition of “navigable waters” or “waters of the United States” beyond rivers and streams to include isolated ponds and wetlands and

temporary water features caused by runoff and seasonal flooding. “The new rule, in its current form, would have no exemption for standard farm practices, and there is no exemption for ditches,” Rochester said. “In fact, ditches are explicitly included in the proposal.” The Gonzales County farm leader said the rule is expected to be released and opened for comment sometime in the next 60 days. “This issue should be hugely important to local farmers and ranchers. It is vital they comment on this proposed regulation that could seriously affect the way they run their farms and ranches,” Rochester said. “It is also important that they talk to members of Congress, even after the comment period is over.”

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The New Year has started out great for Gonzales Main Street. The City of Gonzales was recognized as a 2014 Nationally Accredited Texas Main Street Program at the winter gathering of Texas Main Street managers in Seguin on January 29, 2014. Sixty-three designated Main Street programs in Texas were recognized. The Texas Main Street Program will recommend its Texas selections for 2014 National Accreditation to the National Main Street Center, subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Accredited programs show above average performance in ten categories on an annual report. Selection criteria focus on planning, partnerships, staffing, volunteer effort, preservation ethic, training and program assessment through reporting. Welcome to our new Advisory Board Members Diane McCaskill, Lisa Kay Brown and Carlos Camarillo. They will be joining Del De Los Santos, Egon Barthels, Debbie Toliver, Kacey Lindemann Butler, Susan Weber, Melissa Taylor, Sherri Schellenberg, Connie Dolezal, and George Wilhelm. The Main Street

2014 starts out well for Gonzales Main Street
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Barbara Friedrich is the administrator of Gonzales Main Street.

Look for ways to avoid stressing out financially
Just as you create a budget for your financial life, it is vital to budget your time in order to achieve an overall balanced lifestyle and be efficient in accomplishing your goals. A recent visit to the High School guidance office in search of a technique to help our teenager budget her time more efficiency, produced a tried and true method of keeping a daily planner. Keeping a few strategies handy - especially for women who tend to juggle more roles - can relieve a lot of daily stress. In today’s economy, many Americans are financially distressed and search out methods for financial wellness. One method brings to mind the current home makeover shows and their system of starting with a blank slate. If you started with a blank daily planner, and first listed the items that you cannot do without - like your job, sleep and eat - then slowly layer in other tasks like exercise that take priority to your overall wellness. Remember when you add in an assignment, you may have to remove something else important like spending quality time with your children. Good managers know the value of delegating responsibility. If you find yourself already too busy, think of pairing your network of people with assigned tasks. Live by the

Advisory Board will be working on revitalizing the downtown area and once again bringing the Concert Series and Star Spangled Spectacular, Happy Fall Ya’ll and the Winterfest Christmas Parade to Historic Downtown Gonzales. The Main Street Advisory Board approved four grant applications this month. Pat Ford, Personal Impression’s, Hotel Alcalde, and Come & Take It, LLC were awarded the Business Development Grant. This grant funded by Gonzales Economic Development Corporation pays 80% up to 15,000.00 for the renovations of the façade of the building. Pat Ford has begun work on his building at 401 St. George Street. The columns and brick façade that were uncovered is amazing. DeMent and Company, LLC has begun work on the Personal Im-

pression’s building. They will be replacing the windows, the awning and the building will get a new paint job. The building will look great once it is finished. Come and Take It Properties, LLC will be renovating their building on 601 St. Joseph Street with new windows and paint. Hotel Alcalde is busy renovating the inside of the hotel and work will begin on the façade shortly. Once completed, the Hotel should bring many visitors to Gonzales. There has been a lot of interest in applying for the Business Development Grant and we will have more applications at our next meeting. Downtown is looking great. For information on the grant process, please contact Barbara Friedrich at 830-6722815 or Mark your calendar for the Main Street Concert Series on June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th and Star Spangled Spectacular on July 4th. The Main Street Board is working hard to bring great entertainment and fun. Our local businesses have many new and unique items for that special occasion. SHOP LOCALLY – SHOP GONZALES…..

‘Love Soup’ donation

Members of the Sundowners 4H Club donated “Love Soup Mix” to residents at Country Village Square. The hot soup mix was a pleasant surprise during the recent freezing weather! Residents accepting for Country Village Square (top) are Elena Alvarado, Charlene Odom, Molly O’Neal, Sandi Basquez. Children of Sundowners 4H, shown donating “Love Soup Mix” made by their club to residents, are Lauren Johnson, Savay Sexton, Karalyn Irving. (Courtesy photo)

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Barbara Magor is a Certified Financial Planner with offices in La Vernia.

80-20 rule - identify 20% of the work that can yield 80% of the results. According to the Foundation for Financial Wellness, nearly two-thirds of Americans are having serious financial problems, with only 29% of therm having the recommended savings to cover emergencies. Considering a median level of income at $45,000 annually, only half of Americans have retirement accounts. Most businesses have a one-year, 5 year and 10 year plan and schedule the daily activities with these goals in mind. This type of general thinking can help keep balance and perspective. For example, when choosing whether to exercise or watch television, thinking about the long term benefits make it easier to choose the activity that not only relieves stress but also contributes to the overall plan for better health. Similarly, in your financial plan decisions, contributing to your retirement accounts will not only possibly help with your tax bite this year but contribute to your

long term financial goals. Please join me and other local professional women as we discuss how to focus on your priorities, by organizing and creating daily routines for health, fitness and financial well being on Monday February 24th at 6:15 PM at the La Vernia Methodist Church across from the High School. Refreshments will be served. Please feel free to email me any questions at barbara@

COLLEGE STATION — State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon said there’s a chance that an El Niño might develop later this year, but even if it does, its effects will not be in time to offset another dry, hot summer. “Most of the forecast models are pointing in a positive direction for an El Niño. It’s still way too early to say, but there’s a potential for it,” said Nielsen-Gammon, College Station. But even if with a strong El Niño — which usually brings more moisture to parts of the Southwest and Midwest—it’s effects would not be felt until this fall, he said. As for this summer, there’s been a trend for hotter summers in the last several years, and that’s likely to continue. “That’s not good for drought conditions, because that means more evaporation and more water demand,” Nielsen-Gammon said. The recent wet fall has been followed by a fairly dry December and an especially dry January, he noted. “The thing about the dry

Another hot, dry summer ahead?
winter is that we’ve had some fall moisture issues already,” he said. “Depending upon how much rain we get in the spring, that basically determines how rapidly things dry out in the summertime. Even with a normal rainfall, summer is a time in just about all areas of the state when we’re water stressed because evapotranspiration is so high. So we’re going to hit the summertime dry conditions earlier than normal, unless we make up this winter moisture deficit in the

next couple of months.” And making up that winter deficit in February and March seems unlikely at this time, he said. “We still don’t have a good jet-stream pattern to bring us plentiful moisture, and there’s no sign of it developing.” More information on the current Texas drought and wildfire alerts can be found on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Drought Task Force website at .

Many parts of Texas continued to get wintry precipitation, but from a moisture standpoint the winter has generally been drier than normal, according to State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns)

Gonzales Livestock Market Report The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, February 8, 2014 had on hand: 421 cattle. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold steady to very active. Stocker-feeder steers: Medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $245-$265; 300-400 lbs, $235-$250; 400-500 lbs, $195-$225; 500-600 lbs, $169-$190; 600-700 lbs., $165-$168; 700-800 lbs, $151-$159. 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-$190; 400-500 lbs, $168-$180; 500-600 lbs., $158-$170; 600-700 lbs.,

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$153-$155. Packers cows: Good lean utility and commercial, $81-$86; Cutters, $87$103; Canners, $65-$71; Low yielding fat cows, $74$85. Packer bulls: Yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls; $95-$114; light weights and medium quality bulls, $89$98. Stocker Cows: $950$1,525. Pairs: $1,050-$1,800. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at! Nixon Livestock Commission Report The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. Report had on hand, February 10, 2014, Volume, 860; Cows, 156, bulls 11. Steers: 200-300 lbs, $199 to $209 to $255; 300-400 lbs., $201 to $211 to $245; 400-500 lbs, $183 to $193 to $235; 500-600 lbs, $167 to $177 to $198; 600-700 lbs, $149 to $159 to $180; 700-800 lbs, $138 to $148 to $160. Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $170 to $180 to $210; 300400 lbs, $177 to $187 to $235; 400-500 lbs, $165 to $175 to $200; 500-600 lbs, $149 to $159 to $190; 600700 lbs, $137 to $147 to $165; 700-800 lbs, $128 to $138 to $149. Slaughter cows: $70 to $108; Slaughter bulls: $95 to $115; Stocker cows: $900 to $1,500; Pairs, $1,275 to $1,800. Cuero Livestock Market Report Cuero Livestock Market Report on February 7, 2014, had 4810 head. Had 76 cows and 9 bulls. The packer market was higher by another $2 over last week’s higher prices. Numbers are down and demand strong. Protein prices are high further helping all forms of meat. The calf market was again very solid with some adjustments from last week’s record high market. As a result some of the highs were not as high as last week but the overall market was sound and active. Short supply due to the weather. Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts.,

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$92-$113; lower grades, $80-$94. Packer cows: breakers, $65-$80; boning, $65-$88; canners & cutters, $82$104; light & weak, $38$53. Palpated, 10 head bred, $110-$120. Pairs: none. Steer calves: under 200 lbs, none; 200-250 lbs, one, $220; 250-300 lbs, $242-$264; 300-350 lbs, $231-$244; 350-400 lbs, $215.50-$238; 400-450 lbs, $206-$230; 450-500 lbs, $203-$226; 500-550 lbs, $184-$224; 550-600 lbs, $176-$190; 600-700 lbs, $165-$178; 700-800 lbs, $158-$162. Bull Calves: under 250 lbs, $163-$250; 250-300 lbs, $218-$245; 300-350 lbs, $220-$260; 350-400 lbs, $200-$242; 400-450 lbs, $205-$230; 450-500 lbs, $202-$224; 500-550 lbs, $187-$210; 550-600 lbs, $172-$185; 600-700 lbs, $158-$178. Over 700 lbs. bulls, $149$164. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs., none; 200-250 lbs, $175-$212; 250-300 lbs, $175-$216; 300-350 lbs, $201-$220; 350-400 lbs, $196-$248; 400-450 lbs, $181-$232; 450-500 lbs, $174-$228; 500-550 lbs, $169-$210; 550-600 lbs, $160-$185; 600-700 lbs., $151-$162; over 700 lbs, $144-$166.

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TV report ties earthquakes to Eagle Ford Shale oil boom
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A report by a San Antonio television station suggests a link between oil and gas fracturing in South Texas and reported small earthquakes, but the same university study noted in the television report found no connection between hydraulic fracking and earthquakes. Seismologist Cliff Frohlich told KENS5 television that there could be a link between South Texas quakes and disposal and injection wells. The surge in Eagle Ford production over the past few years has likely led to small earthquakes in the region. A two-year study completed by the UT Institute for Geophysics concluded that enough oil and water is now being produced that it is likely rocks are settling and faults are slipping, which causes small earthquakes.

David Walshak was honored in a ceremony on January 30, 2014, when he was presented with The 2013 AMD Volunteer Excellence Award by his employer, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., in Austin. Walshak was selected because of his extraordinary efforts to serve the following organizations — The Boy Scouts of America, The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas, and Meals on Wheels and More. His mother received the following comments from a member of the review committee, “Your son is among the elite at our company. He really is. Not only is he

GHS grad Walshak honored for volunteer service
a busy professional, husband and father, he finds time to be of service to others. I’ve even asked him a couple of times ‘when do you sleep?’ The other day he reached out to me via email and he was giving platelets at the Blood Center, while working and on a conference call. He makes it all work! His nomination was 1 of 13 I received in Austin and the review committee was truly in awe of his accomplishments. Dave’s efforts truly humble and inspire us all to do more.” After serving as a Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout Troop in NW Austin for three years, at the beginning of 2013, Dave became the District Commissioner for the Chisholm Trail District, managing a group of 25 adult volunteers who serve the 84 Units (Packs, Troops, Crews, Teams, and Posts) in the Round Rock area. In addition to that position, Dave has helped in staffing several Council-level Leadership courses, both for adults and for youth. He has logged over 225 camping nights and uncounted hours in service projects in support of the Troop, District and local Council. He regularly donates platelets (over 25 gallons (200 pints) of blood/platelets so far) and serves as a “Transportation Specialist” every other Tuesday evening (basically transporting supplies to remote facilities and bringing blood products back to the main center) for the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. In addition, he actively coordinates and leads a District-level blood drive in August each year for the Boy Scouts and also developed a continuing donation program with the Scouts called “Do Something Good in December” as a reminder to donate blood on a regular basis. For the

The study was published in the Earth and Planetary Science Letters.Findings from the study include: • No link found between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes • Authors compare South Texas to California during the oil boom of the 20th century • Earthquakes are likely linked to areas of oil & gas production and are often undetectable at the surface In other studies, seismic activity was linked to waste water injection wells. Both a UT study in the Barnett and a USGS study in Ohio have linked earthquakes to injection wells. The results of this study seem to indicate we’re going to find differences across regions. ___ The Eagle Ford Shale rig count increased by two rigs to 264 running over the past week. In recent news, ConocoPhillips (COP)

increased production in the Eagle Ford by 58% to 141,000 boe/d. In 2014, COP will spend $4.3 billion on the Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara Shale plays. Read more: ConocoPhillips Eagle Ford Production Up 58% to 141,000 boe/d in Q4 2013 The U.S. rig count decreased by 14 to 1,771 running over the past week. A total of 351 rigs are targeting natural gas (7 less than last week) and 1,416 are targeting oil in the U.S. (6 less than last week). The remainder are drilling service wells (e.g. disposal wells, injection wells, etc.). 845 or ~48% of rigs active in the U.S. are running in Texas. ___

Marathon Oil Corporation this week reported full-year 2013 adjusted net income of $1.874 billion, or $2.64 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $1.736 billion, or

$2.45 per diluted share, for full-year 2012. Full-year 2013 net income was $1.753 billion, or $2.47 per diluted share, compared to $1.582 billion, or $2.23 per diluted share, in 2012. 2013 Key Highlights • Profitable volumes growth of 11% year over year (net production available for sale, excluding Alaska and Libya) -- Increased U.S. resource play average net production 86% from 2012 -- Averaged over 100,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) in Eagle Ford for final two weeks of year -- Recorded more than 97% average operational availability for Company-operated assets • Proved reserves replacement

of 194%, excluding dispositions; approximately 2.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) in proved reserves at year end • Quality resource capture through focused exploration and opportunistic business development -- Discoveries at Mirawa-1 on Company-operated Harir Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Diaman-1B on non-operated Diaba License in Gabon -- Grew South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) acreage position over 20% at low cost -- Added 4,800 high-value acres in core of Eagle Ford position • Rigorous portfolio management; exceeded three-year $1.5 to $3 billion divestiture target

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past six years he has delivered hot meals to Meals on Wheels clients that are homebound and don’t have many visitors. There are exactly 8,760 hours in a year. Dave volunteers nearly 20% of those hours each and every year for organizations he cares about most. He’s a volunteer that leads by example and freely gives of his time and talent to serve others, while juggling a busy professional and personal life. David Walshak was the Valedictorian of his 1978 graduating class at Gonzales High School and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. While in college, he was the Drum Major of the Longhorn Marching Band. He and his wife, Kayla, live in Austin with their two children, David III and Kendall. David is the son of Bob and Jeanne Walshak Boothe of Gonzales and the late David B. Walshak. His grandparents are the late Richard A. and Melanie Walshak and John Nixon and Henrietta Meneley.

The Gonzales Cannon’s 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, we’ll 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@

Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds January 1-31 Martinez, Sipriano Sandoval to Reyes, Bruno Moreno and Reyes, Roberto Moreno, w/d, 2.00 Acres & 120 Square yards, D B Kent Svy. & Pt. Blk 2, Waelder. Dickerson, Ruby to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 188.987 Acres, S R Coplinger Svy, A-153. Brzozowski, Justin to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 188.987 Acres, S R Coplinger Svy, A-153. Faulkner, Pamela K. to Lopez, Michael, w/d, Lt. 3 & Pt. lt. 2, Blk. 57, Nixon Extension, Nixon. William Fink & Sons, Inc. and Fink & Sons Inc., William to Castillo, Jesus, w/d, Undiv. Int. in 1.59 Acres, Gonzales County Schl Land Svy, A-230. Gailord, Michael to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Gailord, Maureen to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Parker, Anthony to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 84.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Davis, Edward Washington to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Washington Sr, Daniel to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Washington, Billy Ray to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Bland, Ora Mae Washington to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Pleasant, Margaret Louise to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Nichols, Barbara Ann Washington to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Stevens, Dolores L. to EOG Resources, Inc.,

o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Washington Jr, C.L. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177.   Washington, Mary B. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Lacour, Arnold and Hunt, Michael D. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 39.41 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Prices, James Lee (Extr) and Price, James C. (Estate) to Patel, Mahendrakumar, Patel, Sumitra, Patel, Niren and Patel, Swati, w/d, Pt. Lt. 2, King’s 9th Addn & Pt. Lt. 3, Blk. 1, 3rd Subdvn of LaFayette Place, Gonzales. Marshall, Thomas Richard (Indiv. & Extr), Walshak, Dorothy P. (Estate), Marshall, Hollis Lee to Cordoza, Michael and Bailey, Kaitlin, w/d, Lt. 5, Blk. A, Contour Terrace, Gonzales. Cornfield Investments, Ltd., to EOG Resources, Inc., w/d, 1.89 Acres, I Baker Svy, A-130. Graham, Christiana to Mills, Michael and Mills, Michelle, w/d, Lt. 3 & Pt. Lts. 1-2, Blk. 13, Glover’s Addn, Smiley. Assumed Names Sagebiel, Judith – Blueskydazzled, Luling. King, Rhonda Mia – Horse Feather Needle Works, Gonzales. Burke, Janet and Gipson, Judy - Cinco J Ranch, Seguin. Beene Jr, Roger Dale – Roger’s Pressure Washing/Steam Cleaning, Gonzales. Marriage License Copeland, Leland R. and Sellers, Raquel D. Trigo, Mario Ray and Rodriguez, Cristela. Barthels, Clinton Lynn and Friesenhahn, Chelsea L. Corum, Curtis M. and Speare, Paula Dee.

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Is that ... nah, it can’t be! Rockport’s “Nessie”

The Loch Ness Monster ... in Texas? Believe it or not!
In today’s Texas Trippin’ adventure we continue our tour of the weird, wacky and wonderful roadside attractions along the Texas central coast. In the last adventure, I took you to the “Big Tree,” and the World’s Longest Fishing Pier. Today, we’re off to hunt for “Nessie”, formerly of Loch Ness, Scotland, now of City by the Sea, Texas. Apparently. Nessie Moved to Texas? Whenever I arrive in a new town, I do a few things to find any nearby roadside attractions: I check websites specializing in just such things; I visit the local Chamber of Commerce; and I ask the locals. But some things are so well hidden that no one seems to know they exist. So I also just drive around, exploring the town. That’s how I discovered Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, had left Scotland for the Texas coast. She’s not listed in the Rockport Chamber’s list, “51 Things to See and Do,” and the locals aren’t telling; they claim not to know of her existence. But there she was, nestled in plain sight in a nice residential community at the edge of the bay. Nessie is made of concrete, and comprised of a dragon-like head, two humps, and a tail. She’s about the length of a pickup truck. Would you rather search for her just like an explorer on an adventure, or should I make it easy and give you

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her location (location given at the end of this article)? Either way, I’d say Nessie is worth detour if you’re passing through the area; she’s a great photo opportunity. As long as you’re hunting for Nessie, you might as well grab a funnel cake for energy. Fulton Oysterfest 2014 Oysterfest is Fulton’s tribute to the oyster, albeit a fried, bbq’d, or skewered tribute. This year’s festival runs from March 6-9. The float parade, nightly music, dancing, and other food booths are worth a stop, too. Visit for more details. Join me on the next adventure when I take the RV on the ferry to Port Aransas. This year’s Fulton Oysterfest is coming up March 6-9. (Photos by Juliana Mathews) [Location of Nessie Spoiler Alert: Turn into the City by the Sea community (off TX-35 on to Bayview Dr. Nessie will be on the right, you’d like to see here? Feel free to submit BUS N) and make the very first right on to nestled in an empty lot between two houses.] your suggestion in the comments or by emailing Juliana at TheGreatRVRollaPort St Claire, then make the first right again Know of a unique roadside attraction

Crystal hosts Valentine’s special
Tickets still remain for the Saturday performance of the funny, witty play The Diaries of Adam and Eve, based on the writings of Mark Twain, at the Crystal Theatre in Gonzales this weekend. The play, along with the hysterical When God Comes to Breakfast, Don’t Burn the Toast will be performed on Friday and Saturday by special engagement at the century-old Crystal Theatre. Curtain time each night is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at http:// or cthrough the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce at 830 672 6532 for more information. Mark Twain was a keen observer of life, and his take on the original husband and wife as they explore their new world and their new life is funny, clever, and often touching, Terri Bennett and Steve Lawson have performed this show in Lockhart, Austin, Georgia, and now in Gonzales at the historic Crystal Theatre. Terri has been acting in Texas and LA on stage and screen for the past 20 years and her real life partner, Steve, has over 40 stage credits as actor and director. They are drawn over and over again Diaries because its universal theme and the appeal of the words of Mark Twain. Terri says that she learns so much about herself and the relationships of the sexes each time she performs this play. Her Eve changes and grows as she herself experi-

ences life. When asked about playing the same character multiple times, Steve answers “Re-exploring the familiar territory allows me as an actor to discover new interpretations of Adam, and to make him a richer, and more amusing character.” Steve and Terri are joined by the talented Jeron Tucker in When God Comes to Breakfast, Don’t Burn the Toast. Jeron is a triple threat - he sings, he dances, he acts. He has several film credits to his name as well as performances on the Gaslight-Baker stage in Lockhart, the Brauntex Theatre in New Braunfels, the Woodlawn Theatre in The Diaries of Adam and Eve, along with When God San Antonio, The Price Comes to Breakfast, Don’t Burn the Toast, play Fridya Center in San Marcos. and Saturday at Gonzales’ Crystal Theare.

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Luling gears up for annual Ragin Cajun Throwdown
Central Texas takes on a distinct Louisiana flavor Saturday, March 8 as Luling’s fourth annual annual Ragin’ Cajun Throwdown gets underway. Luling Main Street created this event three years ago in an effort to attract more tourists and enjoy a day of food and fun. Luling Pierre Blanchard and teh Zydeco Angels providing entertainment from 2-6 p.m. Cher-La-Bas (phonetically: Shah Lah Bah, “My Dear One is Over There” ) is a Texas Cajun Band Bringing Cajun music enjoyment to the folks in San Antonio and South Texas. An authentic, dance-hall style, Louisiana-inspired Cajun band that can play for any Mardi Gras Party, Cajun Festival, Crawfish Boil,Gumbo Cook-Off, Shrimp Boil, Fish Fry, Anniversary, Wedding, or any General Good Time. Jean Pierre Blanchard of Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels notes, “These days many zydeco fans are only familiar with the newer style of the music, usually played on the Cajun accordion, but I still play the older style that was established by Clifton Chenier years ago. I like the older style because the music has different beats and rhythms and it is played on the big

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accordion, which is not as musically limited as the Cajun accordion. “I could play the newer styles, and I do occasionally perform on the Cajun accordion, but it’s the older style and the big accordion that really turn me on. To me, the older style of zydeco is like a trusted gumbo recipe—why change it?”

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Gumbo, Jambalaya, Open (anything Cajun inspired), Bloody Mary, Dessert and Showmanship categories. The event also features a great entertainment lineup, Crawfish by the pound and vendor area. The event will take place in the 300-500 blocks of Davis Street in downtown Luling Teams will start arriving Friday evening for early check-in, and Dessert turn in. The Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown was created to help fund the many projects and events put on by Luling Main Street in a continuing effort to promote and revitalize our historic main street district. Profits from each year’s event are earmarked to go towards a specific project in the main street district. The first two year’s have helped to fund the Magnolia Mural project welcoming people to our great town. The 2013 event spearheaded the addition of “Heritage Circle” located in the 500 block of Davis Street. This year’s entertainers will get the Cajun spirit flowing. Cher La-Bas will take the main stage from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with Jean-

Main Street is a non-profit organization that helps create Economic Development through historic preservation. The Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown is a Cajun style cook-off with entries in

Pioneer Day kicks off 2014 season at Gonzales’ Village
The 2014 kick off event at Gonzales Pioneer Village Living History Center, “Pioneer Day” is scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Pioneer Day is an opportunity to reminisce and learn about Gonzales’ pioneer history free of charge. The Village is an interactive museum that engages the community in the preservation and presentation of the past through living history experiences.We do our very best to partner with the community to accomplish ing techniques, all of whom will be on site Saturday for the enjoyment of our visitors. Also, some of the photos held in the Pioneer Village Museum’s collection will be on display in the Oak Forest school throughout the day, showing life in Gonzales over the past 100 years. There will also be a 10% off sale in the Pioneer Village gift shop. Pioneer Village is located at 2122 N. St. Joseph in Gonzales, near the Dreyer Memorial Airport.

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