Opponents of any fur

ther expansion of facili-
ties at JB Wells Park won a
delay from Gonzales City
Council Tuesday, while one
woman threatened legal ac-
tion to take the park away
from the city because the
“rodeo people don’t spend
money here.”
Council voted to table
consideration of potential
site plans for an exposition
center and/or civic center
for 90 days. JB Wells Park
had been discussed as the
potential site for a multi-
purpose center and more
recently as the site for an
exposition center.
JB Wells Park currently
houses an arena and an-
cillary buildings primar-
ily associated with west-
ern-sporting events, but
resident JoAnn Liefeste di-
rected an impassioned plea
during the public comment
portion of the meeting to
stop any further develop-
ment for the “rodeo people.”
Liefeste said JB Wells’ will
which deeded the property
to the city insists that the
entire property be used as a
public park, which she said
does not include arenas and
exposition centers.
“I am requesting that
Council order that city staf
account for how much rev-
Gonzales County Commissioners on
Monday moved to help fund eforts to con-
trol the growth of hydrilla at the county’s
lakes, but held of approval of purchasing
forensic mapping equipment.
Bubba Ehrig of the Friends of Lake
Wood told commissioners the organiza-
tion is seeking to use chemical treatments
to control the hydrilla infestation at Lake
Wood and Lake Gonzales.
Debbie Magnum of the Guadalupe-
Blanco River Authority said GBRA has
no direct jurisdiction but was willing to
partner with the county and Texas Parks &
Wildlife Dept. to fund the chemical treat-
ments to hamper the acquatic growth,
which can impact both boating and the
health of game fsh.
“Te TPW suggests a chemical treat-
ment and a small stocking of grass carp,”
Magnum said. She explained the chemi-
cal treatment kills the upper fronds of the
plant and the carp would then eat the tu-
“Te reason you can’t just remove it me-
chanically is that any part of the plant that
Te only part of the City of Gon-
zales fronting Interstate 10 — at
least for now — will be a billboard.
Gonzales City Council on Tues-
day resolved to place a 122-acre
site fronting I-10 it recently pur-
chased in the Harwood area back
up for sale following weeks of ob-
jections from both city and county
residents to plans by the Gonzales
Economic Development Corp.
to turn the site into an industrial
Te Council’s action followed
rejection of the GEDC’s plans by
Gonzales County Commissioners
Court during their Monday meet-
Te Harwood site came into the
city’s possession this spring afer
GEDC was approached by a busi-
ness seeking to quickly acquire an
incentivized site fronting Interstate
10. State law requires economic
development corporations to pub-
licly advertise intent to purchase
land outside city limits for a set pe-
riod of time before they can act, so
GEDC approached Council about
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Gonzales City Council on Tuesday joined a
growing list of local Texas governments to tell
the federal government to do its job, prohibit-
ing the use of city property to house, process or
detain illegal aliens.
Te resolution was proposed by Councilmen
Tommy Schurig and Clarence Opiela and is very
similar to resolutions passed recently by League
City, Marble Falls and Galveston County. Te
resolution lists protecting the health, safety and
security of citizens and community as justifca-
Te resolution orders municipal agencies to
refuse “requests or directives by federal agencies
to permit or establish any facility for the pur-
poses of processing, housing, or detaining any
illegal aliens, designated as ‘refugee’ or other-
Te resolution cites the separation of powers
and state sovereignty clauses in both the Texas
and U.S. Constitutions.
Statements by Obama Administration of-
cials led to a number of news reports in Central
America earlier this year indicating that persons
crossing the border into the U.S. illegally would
not be deported, particularly childrem. Tis led
to a massive surge of illegal immigrants in re-
cent months, including a large number of unac-
companied minors — many of them teenaged
WAELDER — Te Waelder City Council
agreed to move forward on a deal between
the city, Gonzales County, and Gonzales
Healthcare Systems for a 3.63 acre tract of
land in Gonzales County when they met
Tuesday in Waelder City Hall.
Afer about twenty minutes of delibera-
tion in an executive session concerning the
agreement, the council returned to the
meeting to open discussion and unani-
mously accepted the terms.
Te site will host a proposed new com-
munity health clinic to expand GHS’s ser-
vices in the community.
Te meeting included the resolution of
other business as well. Te council agreed
to set aside space in front of City Hall for
Cannon Correspondent
The infestation by hydrilla at Lake Wood is evidenced
by the above photos, taken last fall (top) and recently
(below). Inset left, thick hydrilla strands can foul boat
motors. (Photos courtesy Lisa Brown)
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in Style
Te Gonzales Crystal Teatre Summer
Workshop presented “More Stories Please!”
to wrap up its 22nd season of introducing
youngsters to the world of live theater.
Te campers performed three distinct types
of theater, all with a comedic leaning: “An Old
Fashioned Soap Opera” in the melodramatic
genre, “Te Case of the Missing Porridge”
in vaudeville style, and two scenes from
Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”
Campers this year included Brayden
Slaughter, Krystalynn Buesing, Jacob Bakken,
Tyler Barfeld, Shaelyn Liberti, Ben DeMint,
Maraia Mathis, Veronica Moreno, Vanessa
Vela, Angelica Mathis, Pilar Romero, Hope
West, Iris DeMint, Dalton Shirley, Emma
Hohenshell, Caleigh Boscamp, Daniel Garcia,
and Alexandria Escobar.
Tis year’s campers were directed by Leslie
Buesing, Hollis West and Barbara Crozier —
with West jumping in to fll a Shakespearean
role at the last minute when a camper could not
attend the performance.
Photos by Dave Mundy
Dear Gonzales ISD
School Family,
I hope that you have had
the pleasure of many adven-
tures with your children,
family and friends! We
have been busy preparing
the campuses, budgets and
new staf for the students’
and stafs’ return for the
new school year 2014-2015.
We will soon welcome back
our great teachers and staf
as well as our new employ-
ees! We look forward to
working together to make
this year a special one for all
of GISD.
Below, you will fnd news
related to registration, ori-
entations and other per-
tinent information that is
also posted on our district
website at www.gonzales.
txed.net, on facebook, and
available by calling the cam-
pus directly.
• Student/Parent Hand-
book and Code of Conduct:
All students will receive
a copy of the 2014-2015
Gonzales ISD Student/Par-
ent Handbook and Code of
Conduct. Tis handbook
and Code of Conduct is
available online at www.
gonzales.txed.net . Please
remember that receipt of
the Student/Parent Hand-
book and Code of Conduct
must be acknowledged in
writing. Te receipt forms
will be received with the
handbook and should be re-
turned to your child’s cam-
pus. Additionally, as part of
the Gonzales ISD Student/
Parent Handbook, there
is a specifc section on the
GISD Drug Testing Policy
for 2014-2015 with a refer-
ence to the purpose and the
GISD Drug Testing Guide-
lines and Procedures Hand-
book available from the
campus administrator. Te
GISD Drug Testing Policy
requires an additional sig-
nature page related to drug
• Bus Routes: A letter de-
scribing new rules regard-
ing transportation practice
was sent home in May. In
summary this letter pro-
vides notice regarding lo-
cation of student drop of
requirements and timelines
for changes in transporta-
tion daily. Please review the
changes and meet with your
child’s principal with clari-
fying questions. Bus routes
are posted at individual
campuses. Bus information
is available by calling 830-
• Meet the Teacher-PK-
6th grade campuses have
scheduled time for Meet
the Teacher. Please check
dates and times on-line at
our Gonzales ISD website,
in the Gonzales Inquirer,
the Gonzales Cannon (early
August publications) and
on the campus marquees.
• Registration- Please
check dates and times on-
line at our Gonzales ISD
website, in the Gonzales
Inquirer, the Gonzales Can-
non (frst week of August
publications) and on the
campus marquees or by
calling campuses.
• School Supplies- School
Supplies-Grade level school
supply lists have been com-
piled and are available on-
line, in the Gonzales In-
quirer and the Gonzales
Cannon and by contacting
the campuses. Supplies may
be dropped of during Meet
the Teacher night for grades
• School Start Times-
Please check dates and
times on-line at our Gonza-
les ISD website, in the Gon-
zales Inquirer, the Gonzales
Cannon (early August pub-
lications) and on the cam-
pus marquees or by calling
campuses. Remember that
getting to bed early helps
with an early morning rou-
tine and assists students ev-
eryday with cognitive alert-
• Lunch Schedules-
Please check times by
contacting the individual
campus. For 2014-2015,
Gonzales High School will
have closed lunch schedul-
ing for 9th grade and 10th
grade students and others
that may wish to have lunch
on campus.
• First Week of School
Pick-Up/Drop-Of: East
Avenue Primary: In an at-
tempt to assist with frst
week of school trafc issues
and better serve everyone
we will have a staggered
start time for East Avenue
Primary. Tis start time is
in efect for the frst week of
school August 25th- August
29st only. Staggered start
times follow: 1st grade
report to school between
7:30 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.,
Kindergarten report from
8:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M. and
Pre-K report between 8:30
A.M. and 9:00 A.M. Please
help out by following the
staggered start time sched-
ule in place for the frst
week only. (If you must be
at work at a time that will
not allow you to follow the
schedule we understand.
Feel free to deliver your
child at the normal time
from 7:30 A.M.-8:00 A.M.)
Remember to report at the
normal time beginning the
second week of school.
• Immunizations: Please
check out the Gonzales ISD
Health Website for immu-
nization information.
• 2014-2015 District Cal-
endar: Please note that the
Gonzales ISD 2014-2015
Calendar can be located
on the district website or
in the Gonzales Inquirer
or the Gonzales Cannon
(early August). New calen-
dars will be sent home with
each student the frst week
of school.
• Dress Code: Tank you
for following the Gonzales
ISD dress code. If you have
questions related to the
dress code, please refer to
the Student/Parent Hand-
book or review it on-line at
the Gonzales ISD website.
• Attendance: School
start times are communi-
cated as outlined above.
Please review and call if you
have questions regarding at-
tendance. It is so helpful for
students to begin the day
calmly and without stress
of tardiness. Arriving on
time ensures that they do
not miss their instructional
time. Please watch for ad-
ditional attendance infor-
mation to go home the frst
week of school.
• Spend time talking to
your child: A little time
preparing your child for
the new school year makes
a big diference in com-
fort levels. It is normal to
experience some anxiety
and excitement about the
coming year. Let your
child know that there will
be many familiar faces
and friends. Additionally,
the teacher will assist with
procedures and meeting
new friends. Discuss the
importance of school at-
tendance and success in
learning. Time contributed
now to regular school at-
tendance will make a dif-
ference in your child’s life.
Spend time each school
morning and evening talk-
ing about what your child
is learning at school. Ask
your child to show you
how to do the assignments
he/she is working on. Tis
is great review and prac-
tice. Ask your child about
new friends and what he/
she has learned about their
friend’s families, like where
they work and how they
spend free time. Ask your
child about his/her favor-
ite teacher and why he/
she would pick that one.
Te questions you ask are
important to show your
child that you value who
he/she spends time with,
the world of education and
the time they spend learn-
ing. Tese are some of the
most important conversa-
tions you will have with
your child.
Tank you for working
with us to support your
child’s education. A sup-
portive team approach is
vital to the success of each
individual student as we en-
courage them to learn, de-
velop confdence and grow
to be productive and caring
Recognizing the crucial role
that families play in supporting
their children’s literacy and learn-
ing, Nixon-Smiley Consolidated
Independent School District has
dedicated itself to improving the
school-family partnership, includ-
ing hiring a family literacy liaison
to advance the district’s literacy
Telma DeLeon, the Nixon-
Smiley family literacy liaison, helps
families with children from age 0
through high school better under-
stand how to support and encour-
age literacy development. DeLeon
works directly with families in their
homes to build strong parent-child
relationships, helping families cre-
ate academic workspaces, structure
afer-school time, support children
with academic tasks, and foster a
“whole-family approach” to read-
ing at home.
DeLeon also collaborates with
teachers, counselors, and admin-
istrators about the progress of
students to ensure that school per-
sonnel and the families are united
in their eforts to maximize the
learning of each student. Addition-
ally, she helps organize community
literacy events to promote family
involvement and awareness.
DeLeon has gained a strong rep-
utation with her clients, and word
is spreading in the community.
Recently, a parent who received in-
home support from DeLeon raved
to another parent about the difer-
ence it had made in her son’s devel-
opment. She stated that while she
was frst impressed with her son’s
growth, over time she realized that
the biggest change was in her par-
enting. Te parent now regularly
uses the strategies DeLeon intro-
duced to her son.
DeLeon says that seeing these
types of changes in parents may be
the most rewarding aspect of her
job. “It brings a smile to my face to
see the parents emulate the strate-
gies that I model for them,” she
said, “to see them work with their
children and to see their relation-
ship with their child grow stronger
because of my support.”
Nixon-Smiley allocated funds
for the new position through the
Texas Literacy Initiative (TLI). TLI
is a professional development and
technical assistance initiative fo-
cused on improving school readi-
ness and ensuring that all students
are prepared to meet the literacy
demands of college. TLI recognizes
that many families do not fully un-
derstand the important role they
play in their children’s literacy or
how best to support their children’s
development. To address the dis-
crepancies in students’ home liter-
acy experiences, TLI has developed
a Texas State Literacy Plan focused
on strengthening early childhood
education and the school-family
Te Vaughn Gross Center for
Reading and Language Arts at
Te University of Texas at Austin
has supported teachers and spe-
cialists, like DeLeon, across the
state through TLI. DeLeon and
others partner closely with the
Vaughn Gross Center to develop
implementation plans to promote
best practices in literacy instruc-
One person who has taken
notice of the excellent family lit-
eracy achievements of DeLeon
and the Vaughn Gross Center is
Dr. Cathy Booth, the superinten-
dent of Nixon-Smiley. “We are so
pleased to have Telma DeLeon
working with families in our
community to develop early lit-
eracy and learning skills in their
preschool children,” Booth said.
“Research has long proven that
school success is largely based on
a child’s ability to read well. How-
ever, many of our children are
living in poverty. Tis ofen puts
them at a disadvantage because
they lack the reading readiness
skills developed in more afuent
homes through a print-rich en-
vironment and parents who read
to them. Telma’s work with our
community helps close the gap.
Te work she is doing with them
today will impact the future of
each child and family as she sets
them up for school, and thus life-
long, success.”
Just as many parents cannot
imagine being without her as-
sistance, DeLeon says that she
receives the expert support that
she needs, too. “I could not do the
work that I do without the support
of the Vaughn Gross Center,” she
said. “Tey have been integral to
the everyday family literacy work
that I do.”
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All you need to know to get ready for 2014 school year
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Emmanuel Christian School is now accepting
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use the proven Accelerated Christian
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Dr. Kimberly Strozier is superin-
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Betty Jean Cuvelier
Tarp, 84, of Gonzales,
passed away Saturday,
August 2, 2014. She was
born December 5, 1929 in
Gonzales the daughter of
Paul and Cordia Mercer
Cuvelier. She was a mem-
ber of the graduating Class
of 1947 at Gonzales High
School. She married Leslie
L. Tarp on June 6, 1947
in Gonzales. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church in Gonzales, the
Gonzales Pilot Club, the
“Joy Bells” at First Baptist
Church and was an active
member of the XYZ Travel
Club. She is survived by her
daughter Kathy Blundell
and husband Glenn of
Fredericksburg; son Paul
Tomas Tarp of Giddings;
grandchildren: Denise
Blundell Chambers and
husband Robert, Brian Da-
vid Blundell, Tammy Tarp
Martinez and husband
Paul, Tommy Tarp and
wife Tanya and Leslie Roy
Tarp and wife Stefany;
great-grandchildren: Kaleb
Chambers, Cody Cham-
bers, Jonathan Stricker,
Faith Blundell, Hunter
Stricker, Abigail Blundell,
Katelyn Chambers, Gabri-
elle Tarp, Gavin Tarp,
KyLynn Martinez and Koo-
pyr Tarp; sister Louise
Low and husband Win-
ston of Victoria; brothers:
Paul Edward Cuvelier and
wife Viola of Gonzales and
Donald Cuvelier and wife
Bertha of Gonzales; broth-
ers-in-law Ewell Sanders,
Tommy Tarp and Hor-
ace Tarp all of Gonzales.
Also surviving are numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband,
daughter-in-law Jo Lynn
Tarp, and sister Cordelia
Sanders. Visitation was
held from 6 until 8 p.m.
Monday at Seydler-Hill
Funeral Home. Funeral
services were held 11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at
the funeral home with Dr.
Chris Irving ofciating.
Interment followed at the
Gonzales City Cemetery.
Pallbearers include grand-
sons Cody Chambers and
Kaleb Chambers, nephews
Scott Cuvelier, Greg Low,
Mike Sanders and Dale
Schellenberg. Honorary
pallbearers include great-
grandsons Hunter Stricker,
Jonathan Stricker, Gavin
Tarp and Koopyr Tarp.
Memorials may be made
to the First Baptist Church.
Arrangements were under
the care and direction of
Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX
Marcus Angel Ramirez,
Marcus Angel Ramirez,
20, of Waelder passed
away on July 29, 2014.
He was born on March
5, 1994 to Apolonio
Ramirez Jr. and Sylvia
Caballero (deceased) of
Waelder, Tx.
Marcus enjoyed doing
art while in school.
He is survived by his
two brothers, Juan An-
thony Caballero of San
Diego, California and
Jacob Anthony Ramirez
of Waelder, Tx.; two sis-
ters, Tamyah and Tamy-
rah Ramirez of Waelder,
TX., his father Apolonio
Ramirez Jr. and grand-
mother Sarah Ramirez,
both of Waelder, TX. , his
grandmother Mary Lou
Caballero of Houston, TX,
numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends. He
is preceded in death by
his mother, Sylvia Cabal-
lero, grandfathers, Johnny
Caballero and Apolonio
Ramirez Sr. and his uncle
Joe Angel Ramirez Sr.
Pallbearers will be
Zachiah Ramirez, Mario
Serafin, Randy Tovar Jr.,
Dylan Tovar, Daniel Car-
rillo Jr. and Pete Cedillo Jr.
The viewing will take
place on August 9, 2014
from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
and services will be held
at 2:00 pm at Iglesia Bau-
tista Memorial, 203 N. Ave
E., Waelder, TX. Burial
will follow at the Baptist
Cemetery in Waelder.
Funeral arrangements
are under the direction
of D.W. Brooks Funeral
Home, 2950 San Antonio,
TX 78202.
Audie Laverne Shue
Wilburn Ingalls,
On Monday, August 04,
2014, Audie Laverne Shue
Ingalls entered Heaven af-
ter almost 100 years here
with the ones she loved.
Born in Time, Texas on No-
vember 28, 1914, the frst of
fve daughters and one son,
to William Caldwell Shue
and Rosa Anna Chambers
Shue, Audie spent her early
years in that farming com-
munity where she met the
frst love of her life, Lorse
Wilburn whom she mar-
ried about the start of the
Great Depression. When
war broke out in the early
forties, the family moved
to Groves, Texas where jobs
were plentiful throughout
the war and Audie contin-
ued as a wonderful home-
maker and mother. Afer
her frst love, Lorse, went
home to the Lord in 1953
Audie was blessed to fnd
a second love, John Duval
Ingalls, whose career took
them to Pasadena, Texas
in 1958. It was there that
Audie ventured into the
world of business, frst be-
coming a cosmetologist and
opening a beauty salon and
subsequently becoming
an insurance agent along-
side her beloved J. D. who
went to be with the Lord
in 1994. Audie continued
as an insurance agent well
into her eighties before re-
tiring. Trough it all she
was frst and foremost a de-
vout Christian blessed with
a Christian family espe-
cially her grandfather J. D.
Chambers who, as a Baptist
circuit preacher, rode a little
white mule named Nell to
small community churches
all over East Texas preach-
ing the Gospel. A Baptist
all her life, Audie spent her
last 56 years at First Baptist
Church of Pasadena where
she had countless friends.
Not being shy about her
faith she spent her lifetime
witnessing and minister-
ing to others. She was es-
pecially proud that, in her
nineties, she had recruited
101 prayer partners from
the ranks of law enforce-
ment including 51 from
the Pasadena Police De-
partment, sherifs, chiefs
of police, federal, state and
other local ofcers. She
seldom missed a Sunday in
church and Sunday school
or weekly Bible study or
Stephen Ministry meetings
and continued to be active
in civic afairs and orga-
nizations such as TRIAD
right up to her “promotion”
which is how she referred
to leaving this life and en-
tering God’s Heavenly
Audie is survived by
her loving children Lynn
Wilburn (Patricia) of
Gonzales, TX, Carol
Burchett (Manley) of
Houston, Cindy Less-
man (Eugene) of Sealy
and Billy Ingalls (Karen)
of Pearland; grandchil-
dren Kristal Cantrell
(Joe) of Sealy, Terry Tal-
ton (Carol) of Ackworth,
GA, Eugene Lessman, Jr.
(Tina) of Spring, Adri-
enne Gutierrez (Mark)
of Pearland, Andy In-
galls of New York, NY,
Anna Ingalls and Austin
Ingalls both of Pearland;
four great grandchildren,
one great-great grandson
and numerous nieces and
nephews. Pallbearers will
be David Aderholt, Scott
Blair, Norman Burns, Joe
Cantrell, Glenn Cum-
mins, Lt. Craig Good-
man, Mark Gutierrez,
Drew Lessman, Eugene
Lessman, Jr. and Bobby
Parker. Honorary pall-
bearers are the officers of
the Pasadena Police De-
The family would like
to extend its heartfelt
gratitude to David Ader-
holt for being Mother’s
constant conversation
partner, to Lt. Craig
Goodman for being her
Guardian Angel and es-
pecially to Linda Cum-
mins who did more to
make Mother’s life won-
derful than anyone could
expect. God bless you all.
The family will receive
friends for visitation on
Thursday, August 7, 2014
from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00
p.m at Grand View Fu-
neral Home, 8501 spen-
cer Hwy., Pasadena, TX
77505. Funeral services
will take place at 10:00
a.m. on Friday, August
8, 2014 at First Baptist
Church Pasadena, 7500
Fairmont Pkwy., Pasade-
na, TX 77505.
Memorial tributes may
be shared with the family
at www.grandviewfuner-
AUG. 7
Scholarship Fund
The Gonzales Community African American
Interface Church Scholarship Fund Drive busi-
ness meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Au-
gust 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Lea B/C
in Gonzales. The public is invited. For informa-
tion contact Eugene Wilson Sr., (830) 857-3764.
AUG. 9
Pilgrim Opry
The Pilgrim Heirs Band with special guests
Larry and Tara O’Neal and Sally Carlson will
headline the lineup for the Pilgrim Opry at 7
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Pilgrim Commu-
nity Center, 12809 FM 1116. Barbecue brisket
plates will be available for $6 beginning at 5
p.m., while donations for just the music are $4
and music begins at 7 p.m.
AUG. 9
Ice Cream fundraiser
Belmont Community Center will host its
home made ice cream fundraiser, Aug. 9th,
6:00pm. Sandwiches,chips/dips,tea and many
favors of ice cream. $5.00 per person, children
3 and under free.
AUG. 9
First Lady Appreciation
Union Lea Missionary Baptist Church will hold
its First lady Appreciation Program honoring
First Lady Sister Lorraine Green at 11 a.m. Sat-
urday, Aug. 9. The theme for the service will be
Ephesians 3:19: “And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might be
flled with all the fulness of God.”
AUG. 10
Country Dance
The Sam Bentley Band will be playing tradition-
al country dance music at Geronimo VFW Post
8456, 6808 N Highway 123, Geronimo 78115,
on Sunday, August 10, 3-6:30 pm; kitchen/door
opens at 2 pm. Open seating. $8 donation bene-
fts Auxiliary programs. Hall is smoke free and al-
ways open to everyone. Info 830-305-8829/830-
AUG. 13
Substitute Training
Nixon-Smiley CISD will be holding a substitute
teacher training workshop Wednesday, August
13, 2014, at 9am in the Nixon Campus Library.
You must attend before becoming a substitute.
For more information, contact the Administra-
tion Ofce at 582-1536 ext 105.
AUG. 16
Thompsonville Ladies
Thompsonville Ladies Club will host their annu-
al Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 16, 2014
at 6:00 p.m. at the Thompsonville Community
Center at 2774 County Rd. 423 of U.S. Hwy. 90.
We will have a variety of homemade ice cream
and other desserts. Donations will be accepted
and will be used for scholarships to area youth.
AUG. 16
Halliburton Reunion
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at St. Joseph Church
Parish Hall in Moulton, Tx. Looking forward to
seeing everyone. The meal is being catered.
Bring your favorite dessert, auction items and our
sweet children. Back Porch Band is entertaining.
Prizes! Prizes!
AUG. 17
Classic Dance
GLENN COLLINS and Alibi Band will be play-
ing great classic country dance music at the
Geronimo VFW, 6808 N Hwy 123, Geronimo
63115, on August 17, 3-6:30 pm. VFW Kitchen
opens at 2 pm. $8 donation. Hall is smoke free
and open to everyone. Info 830-305-8829/305-
AUG. 23
Cheer Beneft
There will be a barbecue plate sale to help
raise funds for Krisslyn Sexton to cheer in the
annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 23 at Independence Park
Lions Club Pavilion. Barbecue chicken with all
the trimmings will be available for $8 per plate.
For details contact Joyce Wilson at 830-351-
Livestock Show Validation
Validation Dates and Locations for Gonzales
County Livestock Show have been announced:
• Steer Validation- September 17, 2014 held at
Guadalupe Valley Vet Clinic from 5:30 pm - 6:30
• Lamb and Goat Validation- October 22, 2014
held at JB Wells from 5-7 p.m.
• Halter Heifer Validation Major and County-
held at Guadalupe Valley Vet Clinic from 5-7
• Swine Validation- December 3, 2014 held at
JB Wells from 5-7 p.m.
• Commercial Heifer Validation- December 7,
2014 held at Valley Vet Clinic from 1-2 p.m.
• Broiler/Chicken Orders Due to Extension Of-
fce 5:00 pm December 12, 2014- Pick up Janu-
ary 22, 2015
• Commercial Heifer Validation- December 14,
2014 held at Valley Vet Clinic from 1-2 p.m.
• Rabbit Validation- February 4, 2015 held at
JB Wells from 5-7 p.m.
• Broiler Pick-Up January 22, 2015.
Gonzales Fellowship meets at 505 St. Joseph
Street, Gonzales on Sunday morning. Live
Country Gospel music at 9:00 am followed by
a Bible message from 9:30 to 10:00 am. All are
Free Piano Lessons at the Gonzales Library
Students: Age 8 – 18, June, July, August. Les-
sons: one hour each day for one week. Library
membership required. Parent/guardian must
enroll student. No telephone enrollment.
Head Start - daily
TMC Golden Crescent Head Start ofers pre-
school services to children ages 3-5 years, in-
cluding education, nutrition, dental, social,
disability, health and mental health. Gonzales
Head Start is now accepting applications at
the Gonzales Head Start Centers at 1600 Elm
Street or 925 Wells Street. For information call
To apply for Head Start, you will need a copy
of the child’s birth certifcate, proof of income,
proof of address and a current immunization
Violence Shelter - daily
The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shel-
ter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-proft organization
providing services to both residents and non-
residents that are victims of domestic violence
and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales,
Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson.
GVFVS provides survivors with legal advoca-
cy, case management, counseling, assistance
with crime victims compensation and other
services at no cost. For more information, call
830-372-2780 or 1-800-834-2033.
AUG. 9
Bunche Alumni
The Ralph Bunche Alumni Association will be holding a special call meeting on
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 A.M. at the Waelder Community Center Waelder,
We are asking all Ofcers, Committee, Chairperson, and anyone who attended
the Old Ralph Bunche School to please be in attendance. This is a very important
meeting. We have a great deal of unfnished business to discuss, President Ms.
Addie M. Davis said.
AUG. 9
Helping Hands
IF you are in need of a meal, Helping Hands, a non-proft, multi-church minis-
try would like to bless you with a free lunch. Meals will be distributed Saturday,
August 9th, beginning at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Christian School located at 1214
St. Louis Street. Volunteers and donations are welcome. Contact Linda at 361-
AUG. 7
American Legion meets
American Legion Post #40 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Legion Hall in Gonzales. All prospective members and
members are urged to attend.
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City to lower tax rate
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
WAELDER: To fete veterans
PROPERTY: Controversial
site placed back on market
ILLEGALS: Gonzales joins
opposition to housing aliens
CENTER: City tables plans
for expo, civic center sites
buying the land on its own and then selling
the parcel to the GEDC.
Te site is several miles outside the city’s
current limits and extraterritorial jurisdic-
tion. A number of nearby property own-
ers objected to that plan out of fears their
properties might eventually be annexed to
make the site contiguous to the city, while
some city residents also objected to the
purchase because of its distance from city
Te objectors launched a petition drive
seeking to force a plebescite by city voters
on the proposal and obtained more than
450 signatures — more than cast ballots in
the last municipal election. During their
July meeting, Council members said they
were also besieged by phone calls, e-mails
and personal contacts from citizens object-
ing to the move.
City Attorney Jackie Williamson frst
recommended to Council during Tuesday’s
meeting that any action on the item be post-
poned pending an Attorney General’s re-
view of the petition, which she had initially
ruled invalid for technical reasons. Coun-
cilman Lorenzo Hernandez questioned
whether the city could just put the property
up for sale without selling it to GEDC.
“Te city owns it,” Williamson respond-
Hernandez then made a motion to au-
thorize City Manager Allen Barnes to place
the property up for sale.
“Let that be a lesson to us,” Hernandez
said. “If the city winds up losing money, I
think GEDC ought to reimburse the city
whatever we lose.”
Barnes suggested the resolution exempt
mineral rights on the property — as well as
a billboard fronting the highway. Council
also approved the Tourism Advisory Com-
mittee’s marketing plan, which included
continued and expanded billboard adver-
tising to induce tourists to Gonzales.
“Tat’s a billboard we can use for free,”
he noted.
During their meeting Monday morning,
Gonzales County Commissioners tabled a
resolution approving GEDC’s purchase of
the site. County approval was necessary
because the land is not in the city limits,
County Judge David Bird said.
Commissioners expressed their unhap-
piness about being approached on the
project so late in the process and the fact
no GEDC repesentatives were on-hand to
give input on the project.
“In the cow business we call this a slip-
around deal,” Precinct 2 Commissioner
Donnie Brzozowski said. “I feel like we
were invited to supper but they already
fnished eating and just need us to do the
dirty dishes.”
enue has been generated from JB Wells
since 1999, while we’ve spent almost $8
million out there,” she said. “Right now
we are unable to provide rvenues for core
city services.”
Liefeste said she and her husband had
researched sales-tax figures through the
Comptroller’s office and determined
there were no “bumps” in business dur-
ing peak times associated with events like
the Texas Youth Rodeo Assn. state finals
and state junior-high rodeo finals. Those
periods also tend to be when many local
residents go on vacation, however.
“if someone has to file an injunction ...
to order this construction to stop, we will
do it,” she said. She said the will’s defini-
tion of “park” did not include arena or
other facilities and that a judge could
take the entire property away from the
Councilmen Lorenzo Hernandez and
Clarence Opiela opined in favor of ta-
bling for 90 days consideration of the
preliminary approval of site plans for a
proposed exposition center at the park
and a separate civic center closer to the
downtown area.
City Manager Allen Barnes told the
council approval of the resolution would
simply be approving the location and giv-
ing staf permission to proceed with plans.
“We just need guidance on how to pro-
ceed,” he said.
“With everything the way it is right
now, I think the best thing is to table it
for 90 days,” Opiela said.
“We need to wait until we can fgure out
where we are on this thing,” Hernandez
The Gonzales resolution notes that
criminal and terrorist connections
among the illegal aliens are foremost
among the city’s coencerns: “members of
dangerous transitional criminal organi-
zations and radical Islamic terror groups
continue to exploit the situation to infil-
trate the United States for the purpose
of establishing criminal activity, terror
cells, and training operations within our
Te resolution also notes that health ad-
visories have been issued about the mas-
sive surge because of diseases which are
endemic in many of the home countries
of the illegal aliens and the fact the fed-
eral government is releasing many of these
people into communities.
Also among the concerns listed was
the potential impact of large numbers of
minor illegal aliens on local schools. Un-
der a court decision from the 1980s, lo-
cal schools cannot turn away illegal alien
students, and many Texas school districts
have expressed concerns about the fnan-
cial impact of such students because it
costs approximately twice as much to edu-
cate non-English-speaking students.
Te resolution calls on the federal gov-
ernment to do its job and secure the borde
with Mexico and repatriate illegal aliens.
It also calls on the state Legislature to
prohibit passage of local “sanctuary city”
ordinances which prohibit local law en-
forcement from determining immigration
status of detainees.
The Legislature is also asked to abol-
ish “any and all state-controlled or spon-
sored magnets that exacerbate the prob-
lem of rampant illegal immigration, such
as (but not limited to): in-state tuition
subsidies, welfare benefits, and free non-
emergency health care for illegal aliens.”
isn’t removed roots,” she said.
Dense underwater stands of hydrilla raise
water acidity and temperature, and lower
dissolved oxygen. While the number of fsh
is ofen increased, large fsh become more
rare. Hydrilla also promotes mosquito habi-
In addition, the stands can clog boat mo-
tors and even power-generating dams.
Te County, GBRA and TPW will each
contribute $13,500 for the cost of the chem-
ical treatment, and Ehrig said Friends of
Lake Wood is trying to raise $3,000 to stock
the grass carp.
Ehrig said if Commissioners would agree
to join the efort, “I have a man who said
he’d cover it knowing y’all will pick up the
Commissioners gave verbal approval to
the efort and will consider a budget amend-
ment to formalize it at their next meeting.
Te Court delayed action, however, on
a proposal to purchase a $12,000 forensic
mapping system to aid in the investigation
of crime and accident scenes.
Te equipment helps investigators cre-
ate three-dimensional images of scenes by
computer, and the proposal would enable it
to be used by sevral agencies in the county,
including Justices of the Peace, the Sherif’s
Ofce, County Attorney’s Ofce, city police
and DPS. Personnel from each investigating
agency would be trained in its use.
Sherif Glen Sachtleben expressed reser-
vations, however, with the notion of shared
equipment without a clear agreement on its
“Te logistics of this is a bit out there,” he
said. “If we have one unit and everybody has
access ... I see an issue with maintenance.
Te logistics of this is a full-time job for
somebody to maintain it.”
“I can tell you there are some cases I wish
we’d had this,” Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace
Deidra Voigt said. “Tere are three (mur-
der) cases I can recall right of. I want to
have peace of mind for myself before I sign
that death certifcate.”
Commissioner Kevin LaFleur made a
motion to table the issue for further study.
Also tabled was a proposal to purchase
a security camera system for the county
courthouse and justice center because the
company which originally proposed to fur-
nish the system has not returned communi-
cations from the county.
COUNTY: Hydrilla impact
the Lion’s Club to erect a Veteran’s Memo-
rial in honor of citizens who have served,
as well as a few beautifcation projects to
accompany it. Following in this patriotic
fashion, they also agreed to make Veteran’s
Day a paid holiday for city employees.
Te meeting included another crucial
decision to award the contract for the city’s
Wastewater Collection System Project to
SBS Construction of La Grange. Tis proj-
ect entails the repair and/or replacement of
deteriorating residential wastewater collec-
tion lines, the installation of manholes, and
other related activities.
Te council also accepted the Certifca-
tion of the 2014 Appraisal Roll as well as
the 2014 Efective and Rollback Tax Rates.
In addition, they decided to adopt the 2014
Proposed Tax Rate at the September Coun-
cil Meeting.
Lost amid the hubbub of a couple of hot-
button issues in Tuesday’s Gonzales City
Council meeting was some very good news
for local property owners: taxes are going
Gonzales City Council on Tuesday voted
preliminary approval of a rollback tax rate
of $0.1628 per $100 valuation.
Te proposed efective tax rate was
$0.1508, and Council’s move spawns pub-
lic hearings on Aug. 19 and Sept. 2 prior to
formally setting the tax rate. Te Council
cannot raise the rate above the proposed
rollback rate, but has the option to lower
it during the remaining budgeting process.
Even the rollback rate, however, is still
a two-cent drop from the 2014 tax rate of
$0.1845, Finance Director Pam Larison
told the Council.
Larison presented fgures showing that
the owner of a home appraised at $120,000
would have a city tax bill of $196.01 under
the proposed rollback rate, compared to
$222.14 using last year’s rate. If the efective
tax rate is eventually approved by Council,
that bill would be even lower, $181.56.
Larison cautioned against immediately
going with the lower efective rate, how-
“I believe that going down on the rate
that much at once would hurt us,” she said.
Councilman Tommy Schurig proposed
preliminary approval of the rollback rate
and was joined by Councilman Clarence
Opiela and Mayor Bobby Logan in casting
the three votes to approve it. Councilmen
Gary Schroeder and Lorenzo Hernandez
voted against the proposal.
In other action Tuesday, Council:
• Gave the owners of properties located
at 121 St. Joseph, 820 Wallace and 720 Wa-
ter 180 days to provide renovation plans
for their properties to bring them up to
health and safety standards;
• Appointed Logan and City Manager
Allen Barnes to represent the city on the
review community for Community De-
velopment Block Grant program for the
Golden Crescent;
• Appointed Susan Berger, DeeDee Sen-
gelmann, Deidra Voigt, Dennis Nesser and
David Gumper to the city’s Charter Review
• Approved a $25 warrant fee for munici-
pal court for cases for which warrants are
• Approved the extension of a lease
agreement with Av-Tech Oil & Gas, LLC;
• Approved authorizing the city manag-
er to contract with Frost Insurance of San
Antonio to look into potential changes to
the city’s employee health-care program.
Larison told Council she’d been informed
by the Texas Municipal League, the city’s
current provider, to expect a rate increase
of 18 percent this year.
Delinquent tax
notices are error
County Tax Assessor-Collector Crys-
tal Cedillo says property owners who have
received delinquent-tax notices recently
— afer they’ve alredy paid their taxes —
shouldn’t fret.
Cedillo said the company the county uses
to collect delinquent taxes inadvertently sent
out the notices to many people who were
current or paid up on their property taxes.
“A lot of notices went out to quarterly pay-
ers,” she said. “Our ofce has gotten 559 calls
so far.”
She said the problem is a computer issue
with the collection company, not the tax of-
“Tey sent out the notices on July 1,” she
said. “If you need to call someone, call their
IT department.”
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Our natural human tendency to
judge each other by our outward
appearance along with the craving
to be accepted and approved of by
our fellow man has developed into
an obsession to make ourselves
more appealing.
Someone recognized this un-
quenchable human need for rec-
ognition and found a way to proft
from it. Selling beauty has become
a 500 billion dollar a year industry.
Te sad reality is that we compare
ourselves to the ‘photo-shop’ imag-
es that bombard us in magazines,
in movies and TV, and some of us
are literally killing ourselves trying
to live up those unrealistic stan-
dards. Our desire to become more
desirable is costing us more than
we bargained for.
Americans spend millions of
dollars annually on diet pills in
spite of known side efects, which
include heart attack, seizure, and
even death. An estimated seven
million American women sufer
from eating disorders, which have
the highest mortality rate of any
mental illness. Te damage caused
by tanning can lead to wrinkles, lax
skin, brown spots, and most im-
portantly, skin cancer. Skin cancer
is the most common form of can-
cer in the United States, with more
than three and a half million cases
diagnosed annually. In fact, the rate
of skin cancer has nearly doubled
since 2004.
According to the American So-
ciety for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,
the number of cosmetic proce-
dures has increased one hundred
sixty-two percent in a span of
eleven years. Breast augmentation,
with over three hundred thousand
procedures done each year, tops
the list. Te FDA says up to 40 per-
cent of patients who get silicone
implants, and 70 percent of women
with implants for breast recon-
struction, will need another op-
eration to modify or remove them
within 10 years. Te biggest issue
was scar tissue hardening around
the implant, while pain, infection,
ruptures and asymmetry followed
close behind. Women with breast
implants are also more likely to be
diagnosed with anaplastic large cell
lymphoma, a rare form of cancer.
A study conducted by www.
MyVoucherCodes.co.uk polled
2,109 women from across the
country and found that 53% of
the women bought clothing too
small as incentive to lose weight,
and because clothes look nicer in
a smaller size. 72% confessed hurt-
ing themselves accidentally while
trying to look better.
We have fallen for marketing
ploys promising to make us look
beautiful, young and sexy. We
torture ourselves curling, straight-
ening, coloring, bleaching, paint-
ing on and plucking out our hair.
We squeeze fesh into clothes that
make us look like overstufed sau-
sages and wear shoes that make
our pinky toes curl over and die.
We slather our bodies with lotions,
spray ourselves with perfumes,
paint our faces, and use sanitizers
by the gallon without considering
what those products are made of.
Ten we wonder why our health is
suddenly sufering.
I recently developed an aller-
gic reaction to eye makeup that
caused my eyelids to look like
raw hamburger. Not the look I
was afer! At frst I thought that
the products were expired or con-
taminated. So I replaced them all.
(I’m not ready to go quietly into
the night just yet). But the new
products were no better. I even
changed brands several times with
the same irritating results. I was
forced to stop wearing makeup al-
together until I could determine if
the source of the problem was the
makeup or stress-related.
An initial cyber search regard-
ing the ingredients in cosmet-
ics, hygiene and cleaning prod-
ucts opened my eyes to what the
beauty industry has successfully
hidden from the general public.
Lead, arsenic, mercury, alumi-
num, zinc, chromium and iron
are found in lipstick, whitening
toothpaste, eyeliner and nail color.
Why? Te FDA does not have the
legal authority to approve cosmet-
ics before they go on the market;
toxic and allergenic ingredients
don’t have to be listed on cos-
metics ingredient labels; and the
term “Dermatologist Tested” on a
product doesn’t guarantee it won’t
cause allergic reactions.
Twelve common ingredients
are used by most manufacturers
to make cosmetics and hygiene
products that have the potential
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damage the liver and interfere
with hormone functions. If you
are serious about whole-body
health, you can’t aford to ignore
what you are putting on your skin.
Afer all, it is the largest organ of
the human body and anything we
place on our it--including lotions,
sunscreen, insect repellent, soap
and perfume--is readily absorbed
by the body and goes directly into
our blood stream to travel into our
organs. Our health is at stake. It is
important to know what we are
absorbing daily into our system
that may be causing us harm. You
can download a shoppers guide
of ‘the dirty dozen’ chemicals to
avoid at www.Davidsuzuki.org.
Also, check out ‘Skin Deep’ at
http://www.ewg.org to see if your
personal stash of cosmetics are
safe to use. Tis site has become
my best friend. It has a database
of over 69,000 products that were
evaluated for toxicity, gives you
safe alternatives, and where to buy
them. Beauty shouldn’t hurt.
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GVTC is helping the
Gonzales County Tax As-
sessor-Collector get some
much needed ofce space
sooner than later. In dis-
cussions with Gonzales
County Judge David Bird,
GVTC has agreed to end its
lease at the Randall-Rather
building by Nov. 30.
GVTC’s fve-year lease
wasn’t set to expire un-
til June 2017. However,
the dynamics of the lease
changed when Gonzales
County became the new
landlord of the Randall-
Rather building earlier this
year. Te county purchased
the building with the inten-
tion of relocating its tax as-
sessor-collector operations,
which has signifcantly out-
grown its current location.
“As a good corporate
citizen, we understand the
tax assessor-collector’s of-
fce is in an urgent situa-
tion to expand its build-
ing capacity,” Jef Mnick,
GVTC vice president, sales
and marketing, said. “I’m
very pleased we could work
something out that benefts
both parties.”
GVTC will move its
Gonzales-based employ-
ees back to its Cost facili-
ty by the November time-
table. The Cost location
will function exclusively
as a call center and will
not be open to customer
“We’re back in Cost but
we’ll continue to have a
strong presence in Gon-
zales working with the
community to promote
the GVTC GigaRegion™
and giving back through
The GVTC Foundation,”
GVTC CEO Ritchie Sor-
rells, said. “We are evalu-
ating our options and
leaving the door open
for a return to Gonzales,
should an opportunity
present itself.”
Gonzales customers
can continue to contact
1-800-FOR-GVTC to or-
der service, for billing
questions or technical
assistance. Some services
can be ordered online. Go
to GVTC.com for details.
GVTC will contact Gon-
zales customers, at a later
date, on how they can re-
turn equipment after the
Gonzales Store location
tional Cable Television Cooperative
and Te Walt Disney Company an-
nounced a comprehensive multi-year
distribution agreement to deliver
Disney’s robust lineup of top quality
sports, news and entertainment con-
tent to GVTC and other participating
NCTC members’ customers across
TVs, computers, smartphones, tab-
lets, gaming consoles and connected
As a member of the NCTC, GVTC
will introduce several new services
as part of the new multi-year deal,
including the full suite of authen-
ticated WATCH and video-on-de-
mand products, Fusion, the upcom-
ing SEC Network at launch on Aug.
14, Longhorn Network beginning
with the 2014-15 college football sea-
son, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer
Beater and ESPN Bases Loaded. Ser-
vices that will continue to be covered
by the broad scope of this agreement
include: ABC Family, Disney Chan-
nel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN,
ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ES-
PNEWS, ESPN Classic and ESPN3.
Te cable co-op serves nearly 1,000
member companies across the United
“I’m very excited for our custom-
ers, who are fans of college football,
that GVTC will be able to add the
Longhorn Network and the SEC
Network for the upcoming season,”
Josh Pettiette, V.P. Product Manage-
ment and Business Development,
said. “We’ve had lots of interest in
these two channels and I’m happy
with the value the NCTC and Te
Walt Disney Company are delivering
with this agreement.”
GVTC customers will also receive
broad access to existing authenti-
cated products like WATCH ABC
authenticated on-demand content,
Disney Channel, WATCH Disney
Junior, WATCH Disney XD and
ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beat-
er and ESPN Bases Loaded) through
the networks’ own WATCH sites and
apps. Tese products will give cus-
tomers more opportunities to access
live and video-on-demand content,
both in-home and out-of-home, on
their computers, smartphones, tab-
lets, gaming consoles and connected
Tank You to the spon-
sors, volunteers, and the
community for supporting
the Main Street Concert
Series and Star Spangled
Spectacular this year. Te
event was a huge success.
Without your support this
event could not happen.
Te Main Street Advisory
Board is starting to plan for
next year’s event in hopes
to make it bigger and bet-
Texas Main Street State
Coordinator Debra Dre-
scher will be in Gonzales
Monday, August 18th to
facilitate Main Street Board
Training. Te training will
be held at City Hall at 5:30
p.m. Te training is an
overview of the Main Street
Program, the advantages of
being a Main Street City,
and the duties of the Ad-
ministrator of the program,
board members and volun-
teers. Tis training is open
to anyone who is interested
in learning more about
the program or would like
to serve on the advisory
board. City Council will
be appointing/reappoint-
ing Main Street Advisory
Board Members at the Sep-
tember 2, 2014 City Coun-
cil Meeting. Te Main
Street Advisory Board will
have two openings avail-
able. If you are interested
in being on the Main Street
Advisory Board or attend-
ing the board training
please contact Main Street
Administrator Barbara
Friedrich at 830-672-2815
or e-mail: mainstreet@
Renovations on the Ho-
tel Alcalde and Grill are
almost complete and they
are anticipating opening in
August 2014. Te façade
of the building is com-
plete and looks wonderful.
Te soon-to-be Templin’s
Saloon on St. Paul Street
renovations are well on
their way. Te façade of the
building was completed last
week when the tin awning
was put up. La Bella Tavola
renovations are moving
forward and we will have a
fne Italian restaurant soon.
Te Come & Take It build-
ing on St. James Street will
be getting a face lif. Ando-
ver-Goliad, LLC applied for
a Business Development
Grant from Gonzales Main
Street Advisory Board and
was awarded a grant for
painting the building, new
doors and new awnings.
Downtown Gonzales will
have a new look with all
the renovations and new
businesses that will be
opening soon.
Te Main Street Advi-
sory Board will be working
on promoting Fall Spirit in
Gonzales. We would like
to ask businesses and resi-
dents to decorate for Fall
before Come and Take It to
show visitors to Gonzales
what a great community we
Did you know? When
you shop with local mer-
chants, more of your mon-
ey stays close to home;
supporting the parks, rec-
reation centers, libraries
and other things that make
this community a great
place to live. SHOP LO-
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Main Street
SAWS made a donation to the Gonzales Chamber of
Commerce on Wednesday. Shown is Erika Lester of
the Gonzales Chamber (left) and Ken Holt of SAWS.
(Photo by Mark Lube)
Six months after pur-
chasing land, Avalon Park
has finished infrastruc-
ture and begun phase-one
construction of its 1835
Village master-planned
The first phase will have
64 residential units for
sale or rent, plus a 30-bed
assisted-living facility.
Work is underway on
the first 24 of 36 town-
homes (1,100 sf each).
Eight will be available
for rent this month. Con-
struction begins next
month on 12 duplexes
(1,200 to 1,600 sf each)
and 16 single-family
homes (1,800 to 2,500 sf
The development is on
the city’s northeast side,
behind the high school.
Avalon Park Group
CEO Richard Kunz said
they’re currently plan-
ning infrastructure for
the second phase.
“We are confident to
be able to deliver 35 to
50 units per year to the
market starting in 2015,”
Kunz said. “The develop-
ment agreement with the
city allows the construc-
tion of up to 500 dwelling
units in 1835 Village.”
He said the agreement
also allows for up to 10
acres of commercial/re-
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Tanking all the volunteers
who make Main Street run
Gonzales Chamber of Commerce stafers, ambassadors and Mayor Bobby Logan
were on-hand Tuesday to help Colleen and Chris Cole cut the ribbon on the Col-
leen Cole Conservatory at 524 St. Peter St. in the historic Remschel House. The
conservatory ofers lessons in both piano and guitar for all levels of students.
(Photo by Dave Mundy)
1835 Village starts Phase I
GVTC to add Longhorn Network, sports channels
GVTC returning store operation to Cost
In its second quarter re-
port, EOG Resources re-
vealed a 45% increase in
its Eagle Ford estimated
potential reserves from 2.2
net BnBoe to 3.2 net Bn-
Boe. Tis is the company’s
third reserve increase in
four years. EOG ofcials
expect continued produc-
tion growth in the Eagle
Ford, with a current drill-
ing inventory of 12 years.
In the report, company
ofcials said the Eagle
Ford Shale was a signif-
cant contributor to EOG’s
U.S. crude oil production
growth (33% year-over-
year) and associated natu-
ral gas liquids (NGLs)
growth (22% year-over-
year). Natural gas produc-
tion from the play was also
credited as contributing to
the company’s total pro-
duction growth. See below
for EOG’s U.S. production
volumes for the quarter:
• Crude Oil and Con-
densate – 274,600 b/d
• NGLs – 78,500 b/d
• Natural Gas – 925
In Karnes County, the
McCoy Unit #1H and #2H
began production at 5,290
and 5,415 b/d with 475 and
415 b/d of NGLs and 2.7
and 2.4 MMcfd of natural
gas, respectively. Te Wolf
Unit #6H, #7H, #8H and
#9H, began sales at rates
ranging from 3,160 to
3,600 b/d with 310 to 390
b/d of NGLs and 1.8 to 2.3
MMcfd of natural gas.
Northeast of Karnes in
DeWitt County, the Jus-
tiss Unit #11H, #12H and
#13H had initial produc-
tion rates of 4,000, 3,900
and 4,130 b/d with 690,
650 and 750 b/d of NGLs
and 4.0, 3.8 and 4.3 MMcfd
of natural gas, respectively.
In Gonzales County,
EOG recorded a number
of wells with strong initial
production including the
Boothe Unit #11H and
#16H, which had rates of
4,570 and 3,245 b/d with
580 and 500 b/d of NGLs
and 3.4 and 2.9 MMcfd of
natural gas, respectively.
Te Zimmerman Unit
#14H began sales at 3,800
b/d with 350 b/d of NGLs
and 2.0 MMcfd of natural
Southwest of Gonza-
les in La Salle County,
the Naylor Jones Unit 127
#1H, #2H and #3H had
initial production rates
ranging from 2,200 to
2,500 Bopd with 220 to
250 Bpd of NGLs and 1.3
to 1.5 MMcfd of natural
gas. EOG has 100 percent,
100 percent and 75 percent
working interest in these
wells, respectively.
EOG is the largest oil
producer and acreage
holder in the Eagle Ford,
with some 632,000 net
acres across the play.
Gonzales Livestock
Market Report
Te Gonzales Livestock
Market Report for Satur-
day, August 2, 2014 had on
hand: 1,352 cattle.
Compared to our last
sale: Calves and yearlings
sold steady. Packer cows
sold steady.
Stocker-feeder steers: Me-
dium and large frame No.
1: 150-300 lbs., $310-$400;
300-400 lbs, $285-$325;
400-500 lbs, $250-$280;
500-600 lbs, $220-$240;
600-700 lbs., $205-$210;
700-800 lbs, $190-$200.
Bull yearlings: 700-900
lbs, $145-$185.
Stocker-feeder heif-
ers: Medium and large
frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs,
$255-$350; 300-400 lbs,
$235-$245; 400-500 lbs,
$220-$240; 500-600 lbs.,
$185-$215; 600-700 lbs.,
Packers cows: Good lean
utility and commercial, $94-
$100; Cutters, $115-$131;
Canners, $75-$89; Low
yielding fat cows, $93-$108.
Packer bulls: Yield grade
1 & 2, good heavy bulls;
$120-$148; light weights
and medium quality bulls,
Stocker Cows: $950-
Pairs: $1,250-$3,100.
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Nixon Livestock
Commission Report
Te Nixon Livestock
Commission Inc. Report
had on hand, August 4,
2014, Volume, 1,012, 105
cows, 13 bulls.
Steers: 200-300 lbs, $292
to $302 to $335; 300-400
lbs., $270 to $280 to $335;
400-500 lbs, $242 to $252
to $315; 500-600 lbs, $205
to $225 to $260; 600-700
lbs, $204 to $214 to $230;
700-800 lbs, $161 to $171 to
Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $279
to $289 to $315; 300-400
lbs, $247 to $257 to $310;
400-500 lbs, $230 to $240
to $310; 500-600 lbs, $210
to $220 to $305; 600-700
lbs, $191 to $201 to $265;
700-800 lbs, $176 to $186 to
Slaughter cows: $86 to
$129; Slaughter bulls: $100
to $145; Stocker cows:
$1,100 to $1,875. Pairs:
$1,725 to $2,150. Notices:
We will be closed for Labor
Day on September 1, 2014.
Hallettsville Livestock
Commission Report
Te Hallettsville Live-
stock Commission Co., Inc.
had on hand on July 29,
2014, 1,938, week ago, 1,720
year ago, 1,610.
Te market was much
stronger again this week.
All classes of calves and
yearlings sold very strong
in matching or exceeding all
time highs.
Packer cows and bulls
sold steady to $1 higher on
approx. 160 hd. total.
Packer Cows: higher
dressing utility & cutter
cows, $108-$127; lower
dressing utility & cutter
cows, $89-$108; light weight
canner cows, $74-$89.
Packer Bulls: heavyweight
bulls, $129-$143; utility
& cutter bulls, $118-$129;
lightweight canner bulls,
Stocker and Feeder
Calves and Yearlings: Steer
& Bull Calves: under 200;
$330-3920; 200-300 lbs,
$305-$380; 300-400 lbs,
$285-$340; 400-500 lbs,
$245-$305; 500-600 lbs,
$208-$282; 600-700 lbs,
$202-$238; 700-800 lbs,
$192-$225. Heifer Calves:
under 200 lbs, $290-$365;
200-300 lbs, $280-$320;
300-400 lbs, $245-$315;
400-500 lbs, $225-$272;
500-600 lbs, $198-$243;
600-700 lbs, $185-$222;
700-800 lbs, $172-$198.
If we can help with mar-
keting your livestock, please
call 361-798-4336.
Cuero Livestock
Market Report
Cuero Livestock Market
Report on August 1, 2014,
had 1,483 head.
Had 101 cows and 12
bulls. Te packer market
settled back from the last
3 weeks. Such was not un-
expected as dry conditions
are expected to move more
packer cattle to market.
Prices are still exceptionally
Te calf market was
strong again being as high as
last week with a lot of classes
registering new highs. Te
top has not been reached
yet as market was real solid.
A lot of power buying go-
ing on from several orders.
Some of the thinner calves
were $2-4/cwt higher. Te
bottom line is a new all time
high in value per head will
be set for the 7th week in a
Packer Bulls: Hvy. Wts.,
$120-$149; lower grades,
Packer cows: breakers,
$78-$90; boning, $79-$90;
canners & cutters, $92-
$129; light & weak, $40-$65.
Palpated: 23 head bred,
$per cwt, $128-$156.
Pairs: 2 Pairs, both
Steer calves: under 200
lbs, None; 200-250 lbs,
None; 250-300 lbs, $296-
$342.50; 300-350 lbs,
$304-$314; 350-400 lbs,
$288-$322; 400-450 lbs,
$244-$292; 450-500 lbs,
$244-$254; 500-550 lbs,
$234-$252; 550-600 lbs,
$223-$248; 600-700 lbs,
$208-$233; 700-800 lbs,
Bull Calves: under 250
lbs, $306-$410; 250-300
lbs, $331-$335; 300-350
lbs, $309-$336; 350-400
lbs, $295-$302; 400-450
lbs, $278-$292; 450-500
lbs, $264-$288; 500-550
lbs, $244-$252; 550-600
lbs, $225-$236; 600-700 lbs,
Over 700 lbs. bulls, $180-
Heifer Calves: under 200
lbs., $343-$350; 200-250
lbs, $276-$323; 250-300
lbs, $283-$310; 300-350
lbs, $290-$307.50; 350-400
lbs, $252-$268; 400-450
lbs, $244-$260; 450-500
lbs, $229-$250; 500-550
lbs, $224-$35; 550-600 lbs,
$214-$236; 600-700 lbs.,
$198-$215; over 700 lbs,
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Baha’i Faith
Baha’i Faith
621 St. George St. Gonzales
Clark Baptist Church
F.M. 794, Gonzales
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Hwy. 87 Smiley
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403 N Texas Nixon
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Hwy 108 N Smiley
First Baptist Church
406 N Ave E Waelder
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3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon
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North of Post Offce
Iglesia Bautista
201 S Congress Nixon
Iglesia Bautista Memorial
Hwy 97 Waelder
Leesville Baptist Church
E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121
Memorial Heights Baptist
1330 College Gonzales
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church
100 Capes Gonzales
Oak Valley Baptist Church
Hwy. 97 Bebe
Old Moulton Baptist Church
2287 FM 1680, Moulton
Primitive Baptist Church
1121 N. College Gonzales
Providence Missionary Baptist
1020 St. Andrew Gonzales
San Marcos Primitive Baptist
4 Miles west of Luling on Hwy. 90
P.O. Box 186, Luling
Stratton Primitive Baptist
FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero
St. James Baptist Church
Hwy 80- North of Belmont
Saint Paul Baptist Church
SE 2nd St. Waelder
Shiner Baptist Church
Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner
Union Lea Baptist Church
St. Andrew St. Gonzales
Union Valley Baptist
FM 1681 NW of Nixon
St. James Catholic Church
417 N. College, Gonzales
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
St. J ohn St. Gonzales
St. Joseph Catholic Church
207 S. Washington, Nixon
St Patrick Catholic Church in
613 Highway 90 East Waelder
St. Phillip Catholic Church
Hwy 87 Smiley
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
712 Crockett, Luling
Churches of Christ
Church of Christ
1323 Seydler St. Gonzales
Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cris-
201 E. Second St. Nixon
Church of Christ
E. 3rd &Texas, Nixon
Churches of God
Community Church of God
1020 St. Louis, Gonzales
Gonzales Memorial Church of
God in Christ
1113 Hastings, Gonzales
New Way Church of God in Christ
514 St. Andrew, Gonzales
Episcopal Church of the Messiah
721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 672-
La Os del Evangelio Mission Ca-
pilla del Pueblo
W. Central at 87 Nixon
Full Gospel
Camp Valley Full Gospel
7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80
Full Gospel Church
1426 Fisher, Gonzales
First Evangelical Lutheran
1206 St. J oseph, Gonzales
Abiding Word Lutheran Church,
1310 St. Louis
Belmont United Methodist
Hwy. 90-A
Dewville United Methodist
West of FM 1117 on CR 121
First United Methodist
426 St. Paul, Gonzales
First United Methodist
410 N. Franklin, Nixon
Flatonia United Methodist
403 E North Main, Flatonia
Harris Chapel United
S. Liberty St. Nixon
Harwood Methodist Church
North 2nd and North Gonzales, Har-
Henson Chapel United Methodist
1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales
Monthalia United Methodist
CR 112 off 97
Smiley United Methodist
1 blk S. of Hwy 87
Waelder United Methodist
2 blks fromHwy 90 &97
Webster Chapel A.M.E.
1027 Church St. Gonzales
Agape Ministries
512 St. J ames, Gonzales
Living Waters Fellowship Church
605 Saint J oseph St. Gonzales
Bread of Life Ministries
613 St. J oseph, Gonzales
Cowboy Church
of Gonzales County
J .B. Wells Showbarn
El Centro Cristiano “ Agua Viva”
of Waelder
Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.
Emmanuel Fellowship
1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales
Encouraging Word Christian Fel-
Hwy. 80 in Leesville
Jesus Holy Ghost Temple
1906 Hickston, Gonzales
Lighthouse Church of Our Lord
1805 Weimar, Gonzales
New Life Temple for Jesus Christ
Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 &Hwy
River of Life Christian Fellowship
207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-
Two Rivers Bible Church
1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210,
Faith Family Church
1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales
Faith Temple
Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon
Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2
1515 Dallas, Gonzales
Temple Bethel Pentecostal
1104 S. Paul, Gonzales
Life Changing Church of Gonza-
3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR
235, Right on CR 236
Pilgrim Presbyterian Church
CR 210 off FM 1116
Presbyterian Church of Gonzales
414 St. Louis, Gonzales
Messianic Judaism
Congregation Adat HaDerech
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Honesty Integrity
Gonzales County Sherif’s
Ofce report for July 27-Aug.
Smith, Trey Randall,
01/1970, San Marcos. Local
Warrant – Assault Family/
Household Member Impede.
Breathing/Circulation. Re-
leased on $60,000.
Lafour, Michael Jared,
03/1976, Manuel. Unauthor-
ized Use of Vehicle. Requires
$7,500. Theft of Property
>$1,500 <$20K. Requires
$15,000 Bond. Karnes County
Warrant – Theft of Property
>$1,500 <$20K. Requires
$10,000 Bond. Remains in
Martinez, Raymond,
06/1978, Seguin. Local War-
rant – Criminal Mischief >$500
<$1,500. Released on $2,000
Calderon-Campos, Miguel
Angel, 09/1983, San Antonio.
No Drivers License Issued.
Released on Order to Appear.
Immigration Detainer. Trans-
ferred to ICE.
Dominguez, Isaac James,
03/1986, Nixon. Resist Arrest
Search or Transport. Released
on $3,00 Bond. Disorderly
Conduct. Released on Order
to Appear.
Hyatt, Jess McCoy IV,
09/1979, Gillett. Local Warrant
– Aggravated Assault with
Deadly Weapon. Released on
$50,000 Bond.
Castro, Steve, Jr., 07/1953,
Waelder. Local Warrant – Driv-
ing while Intoxicated 3rd or
More. Released on $15,000
Matthews, Lexie Gene,
10/1975, Harwood. Assault
Family Violence. Released on
$12,000 Bond.
Fuhre, Christopher Scott,
03/1970, Porter. Local Warrant
– Driving while Intoxicated
3rd or More. Requires $25,000
Bond. Remains in Custody.
Harper, Jo Anne, 12/1977,
Shiner. Local Warrant – Theft
of Property >$20 <$500 by
Check. Requires $1,500 Bond.
Remains in Custody.
Spivey, Richard Lynn,
12/1959, Kerrville. Commit-
ment/Sentence – Driving
while Intoxicated 3rd or More.
Remains in Custody.
Vera, Victor Jesse, 01/1990,
Gonzales. Commitment/Sen-
tence – Assault Public Servant.
Released – Weekender/Work
Radke, Robert Joseph,
04/1988, Harwood. Possession
of Marijuana <2 oz. Released
on $1,500 Bond.
Medeiros, Michael Anthony,
06/1961, Lake Charles, LA.
Local Warrant – Possession
of Controlled Substance PG
1 >4G <200G. Released on
$25,000 Bond.
Lewis, John Anson, 08/1978,
Stockdale. Requires $5,000
Bond. Remains in Custody.
Molina, Joe Alfred, 08/1963,
Gonzales. Commitment/Sen-
tence – Assault Public Servant.
Released – Weekender/Work
Gonzales, Brenda, 11/1974,
Houston. Commitment/Sen-
tence – Theft of Property
>$1,500 <$20K. Released –
Weekender/Work Release.
Total Arrest, Court Commit-
ments, other agency arrest
and processing’s:
DPS 02
GPD 06
WPD 01
NPD 01
Constable 00
DEA 00
TPW 00
Total 28
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Gonzales Police Department
news release for the week of July
22-Aug. 4:
07/17/2014 Reported Forgery
Passing Of $20.00 Counterfeit Bill
At 1800 Blk Church St.
07/18/2014 Cory Isaac Cantu
21 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With Assault At 800 Blk
Williams St.
07/21/2014 Louis Mendez
56 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With Burglary Habitation
At 600 Blk Qualls St.
07/22/2014 Reported Theft At
1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr.
07/22/2014 Lizabeth Mavis
Siava Irle 20 Of Gonzales Arrested
And Charged With Assault At 600
Blk Tate St.
07/22/2014 Reported Theft At
700 Blk St. Paul St.
07/23/2014 Reported Burglary
Motor Vehicle At 1100 Blk Hamil-
ton St.
07/23/2014 Reported Inde-
cency With A Child. Case Currently
Under Investigation.
07/23/2014 Reported Unau-
thorized Use Motor Vehicle At
1300 Blk Cavett St.
07/23/2014 Reported Sex Of-
fender Duty To Register At 1300
07/23/2014 Myles Nicholas
Macy 27 Of Gonzales Arrested
And Charged With Possession Of
Marijuana At 2000 Blk St. Joseph
07/23/2014 Cole Allen Sayger
23 Of Waelder Tx Arrested And
Charged With Possession Of Con-
trolled Substance And Possession
Of Marijuana At County Road 197.
07/24/2014 Reported Burglary
Motor Vehicle At 1800 Blk Church
07/24/2014 Reported Credit
Card Abuse At 700 Blk St. Mat-
thew St.
07/24/2014 Reported Hit And
Run Accident At 1100 Blk Sarah
Dewitt Dr.
07/24/2014 Jason Daqwan
Barefeld 19 Of Yoakum Tx And
Keyjonia Donell Franklin 18 Of
Gonzales Arrested And Charged
With Possession Of Marijuana At
Williams And Cavett St.
07/24/2014 Marcus Leon Oliva-
rez 42 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With Public Intoxication
At 1900 Blk St. Lawrence St.
07/25/2014 Anthony Gonza-
les 34 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With Evading Arrest Or
Detention At 1400 Blk Hastings St.
07/25/2014 David Allen Diaz
37 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With Evading And Pos-
session Of Controlled Substance
At 1400 Blk St. Peter St.
07/26/2014 Angelica Daniela
Garcia 20 Of San Antonio Tx Ar-
rested And Charged With Failure
To Identify And Resisting At 1300
Blk College St.
07/26/2014 Juan Jose Duenez
23 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With No Drivers License
At 183 And Middlebuster Rd.
07/27/2014 Huger Campu-
zano 19 Of Jacksonville Tx Ar-
rested And Charged With Failure
To Identify At 1700 Blk St. Joseph
07/27/2014 Max Ramirez Cas-
tillo Jr 33 Of Gonzales Arrested
And Charged With Possession Of
Marijuana Also Had Outstanding
Warrants At 90-A And St. Louis
07/28/2014 Reported Tamper-
ing With Government Record At
300 Blk St. Joseph St.
07/28/2014 Reported Theft At
300 Blk St. Joseph St.
07/29/2014 Reported Assault
At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr.
07/30/2014 Reported Theft At
1700 Blk Waco St.
07/30/2014 Bernardo Huitron-
Vargas 28 Of Gonzales Arrested
And Charged With No Drivers
License At 700 Blk St. Vincent St.
07/31/2014 Reported Assault
At 1100 Blk St. Peter St.
07/31/2014 Reported Criminal
Mischief At 100 Blk Cone St.
07/31/2014 Reported Assault
At 500 Blk Patrick St.
08/02/2014 Antonio Llamas
53 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With Driving While In-
toxicated Art Cavett And Qualls
08/03/2014 Reported Theft At
100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr.
08/03/2014 Reported Assault
At 2300 Blk Cr 197.
08/03/2014 Reported Burglary
HabitationAt 300BlkSt. MatthewSt.
08/03/2014 San Juan Garcia
45 Of Gonzales Arrested And
Charged With Driving While Li-
cense Invalid At St. Joseph And
Dunning St.
08/04/2014 Reported Criminal
Mischief At 900 Blk College St.
08/04/2014 Reported Hit And
Run Accident At St. Vincent And
Ponton St.
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We have been putting
out bird feed since early
spring and I guess the word
has spread around. I have
been trying to read a little
bit about the Cardinals. I
know we have two difer-
ent kinds coming to eat.
Now that it has gotten so
hot we have fxed up a lit-
tle fowing water thing for
them. Everything appreci-
ates the water. Te squir-
rels eat and drink too. But
back to the red birds. Tose
birds are some mean little
birds. Talk about fght-
ing!! Now those little birds
don’t know the meaning of
the word “peace”. We don’t
want to send them on any
peace keeping mission any
place anywhere. You know
I have noticed people are
like that. All they have to
do is enter a room and the
whole room tenses up like
it has tight rubber bands
stretched across it.
Tere will be an Ice
Cream Supper fundraiser
on August 9th hosted by the
Belmont Community Club
starting at 6::00 pm. I hear
we have ten freezers of ice
cream. Sandwiches, chips
and dip and ice cream will
be served. Te charge will
be $5.00 per person with
children 3 and under free.
Recipes for the Belmont
Community Club cook-
book should be sent to:
Kathy Collins, 475 Col-
lins Lane, Kingsbury, TX
78638; or email to ckath-
elean@ymail.com. You may
call Kathy at 830-556-0821
if you have any question.
Deadline for submission to
Kathy is September 1st.
Gail Schauer announced
at the Belmont Communi-
ty Center meeting that the
BUMC is currently accept-
ing donations for school
supplies for the upcoming
school year if they wanted
to donate to that worthy
Te Belmont Commu-
nity Center Club will be
having their regular club
meeting at 2pm on the 4th
Tuesday, August 26th, at
the Belmont Community
Hold the following peo-
ple in prayer: Judy Wil-
son, Rhonda Pruett; Linda
Denker; Case Martin; Lan-
dis Kern; Joe Kotwig, Gene
Robinson; Aunt Georgie
Gandre, Aunt Frances
Gandre, Aunt Betty Gan-
dre, Ben and Mabel Rich-
ter; Laddie Studler, Sandi
Gandre, Joyce and Danny
Schellenberg; Esther Linde-
mann, Teresa Wilke, Anna
Lindemann, Millie, Mr. Bill
Lott, Marie Schauer, Bob
Young, Marilyn Qualls,
Lillie Lay; Shirley Dozier;;
Bob Brown; Marissa, Bub-
ba, “Sarge” Dunkin; Pedro;
Dorothy Svoboda; Rosie,
Clay, Nancy, Maynard; De-
nise, Louise Jones; Margie
Menking; Jimmy Kelley;
Jesse Esparza; pray for our
troops, along with the total
unrest in the Ukraine and
over in Israel.
I hear that Katy West is
out and about these days.
I am so happy to hear that.
Now just behave for a little
bit longer and then just go
wild afer that. We need
to pray extra for Laddie
Studler. His radiation is
about to get to him. I want
to just hug him so bad, but
he probably does not want
anyone touching him.
We saw Urlet Miller and
his sweet and pretty wife,
whose name I cannot ever
remember, out eating in
the same restaurant yes-
terday. Now I told Urlet
that we needed rain and
he said that he dreamed
of a rain where he was sit-
ting in a boat and just a
reeling the cat fsh in from
the side of the boat. I told
him he was going a little
too far with that rain, but
he just laughed at me. You
know the old saying “you
better watch what you wish
for”. Now if the Guadalupe
foods big time, it is Urlet’s
We enjoyed a visit from
Will’s sister Hazel and her
grandson, Joseph. Joseph
can drive now and relieved
Hazel of that job so it did
not wear her out, so that
worked out very well. Tey
brought me a present from
Romi. It was the last litter
her Rex looking Mama cat
was having and she had fve
female black kittens. She
took that Mama cat in with-
out realizing that she had
six and seven kittens with
every litter. She got caught
this time before she could
get pregnant again and got
spayed. She is a good cat as
Romi lives where there are
rattlesnakes. She just killed
a three foot rattlesnake un-
der her porch.
And I named that little
ball of fuf Butter Bean.
I had a friend who sug-
gested that name for one
of my animals a long time
ago. I had not ever named
one that. I fgured that I
was not going to be getting
that many more animals
so I had better use up that
name if I was going to use
it. Butter Bean may be tiny
but that does not make her
shy or unable to take care of
herself. She has spit, hissed,
and swatted at every mov-
ing thing and some things
that don’t move in this
house. I am the only ex-
ception. Samson does not
have any idea what to do
with this little bitty kitten
spitting in his face. Samson
swats him and Butter Bean
swats him right back. Of
course, Samson could win
if he really wanted to, but
he just doesn’t know quite
what to do with this little
spit-fre cat. It is so funny.
Have a good week, and
try to stay cool. God Bless!
The Cannon
Thursday, August 7, 2014 Page A11
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
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Sandi’s Country
Fried News
Looks like the cardinals have fnally located our feeder
Te Fify Seventh Harwood
Homecoming was held on Sunday,
July 13 with a nice crowd in atten-
A covered dish meal was served
at noon with a variety of good food
brought by each family.
A program followed the meal. Te
chairman of the Cemetery Com-
mittee, Danny Pool, introduced the
Cemetery Committee.
Stanley McMicken from Katy was
one of the oldest men present while
Bruce Perry just came from down
the street to attend our Homecom-
Joyce Marie Schellenberg from the
Harwood area, Mary Nell Hoover
from Arizona and Janie Fullilove
from Clinton, Arkansas were among
those that traveled a distance to at-
tend our Homecoming. Buddy Watts
from Harwood and Bobby Watts
from Katy, were also in attendance.
The members of the Cemetery
Association Committee appreciate
your attendance at the Homecom-
ing and want to thank those that
helped to make our Homecoming
a success. We especially appreciate
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On Tuesday, July 29th, the Gonzales Healthcare Systems
Foundation hosted a Tea Party honoring the ladies of the
Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital. Te organization is in-
strumental in supporting quality healthcare through their
hours of volunteerism.
Te auxiliary supports the eforts of the hospital founda-
tion through generous contributions given to hospital foun-
dation projects. All the guests enjoyed a meal of eggs bene-
dict, miniature quiche, confections, pastries and an English
tea served with cream.
Ladies were served from a silver tea service on fne chi-
na by Hospital Foundation board members, Laurel Ince,
Chuck Norris and Foundation Board Executive Director,
Connie Kacir. Te event provided a guest appearance by
Mayor Bobby Logan who gave the ladies recognition for
their hard work and number of volunteer hours.
Teir commitment to community contributes to the over-
all success of our local hospital. Mayor Logan presented
each lady with a long stem pink rose and thanked them indi-
vidually. His speech addressed their challenge is to develop
the next generation in fulflling the mission in service to our
local healthcare system.
Plain question and plain answer make the
shortest road out of most perplexities.
— Mark Twain
I suspect your suspect if you are of my gen-
eration and claim you never heard of the Fried-
man twins: Eppie and Pauline.
Okay, I concede you may not be familiar with
their maiden names. But do Ann Landers and
Abigail Van Buren, their pen names, ring a bell?
Tey do. Louder than Quasimodo yanking on
the rope and tolling about up in the tower of
Notre Dame.
Both dispensed advice to the lovestruck and
downtrodden and thunderstruck and nearly-
normal for darn near a half century. Counsel-
ing those who sought advice through the duo’s
competing newspaper columns, “Ask Ann
Landers” and “Dear Abby.”
Eppie’s Ann Landers column ended in 2002
with her death from cancer. Pauline ceased
writing her famous advice in 2000, however her
daughter Jeanne continues ofering feminine
advice to this day.
Now my ownself has been around the block
enough times to know which way the trafc
fows. One-way or two-way or making a legal
u-turn when available.
And since I am blessed to be blessed with
above average intelligence it occurred to me
that I should syndicate an advice column. Afer
all, I am a combat veteran in the never-ending
war for male chauvinism. So let the XY chro-
mosome ofer sage suggestions. You know.
From a man’s viewpoint. So without any apol-
ogy whatsoever to the late Ann Landers and
Abigail Van Buren, here goes.
Slypork’s Solutions
Dear Slypork,
Here in Texas and going into the dog days
of August I am in a dilemma on how to handle
the heat. I mean it’s hotter than the hind hubs of
perdition. Just the other day I went outside to
turn on the lawn sprinkler and I got as hot as a
frecracker, lit on both ends and poppin’ in the
middle. I need help on how to handle the heat
these next few months.
Sweating in Sweet Home
Dear Sweating,
Mop your brow, Old Boy. Don’t pay no never
mind to that yahoo, Al Gore, who contends that
the depletion of the ozone layer will melt the ice-
caps and eventually make the oceans boil away.
I foresee a cooling trend in the works. Maybe
the ffh ice age is on the way and maybe it isn’t.
If there is advancing ice that’s gonna blanket the
world there will be massive crop failures. But on
the plus side we will be assured of good skiing
for the next ten thousand years. In the interim,
get naked, grab a good book, pull up a chair and
leave your refrigerator door open and read by
the light there above the expired tub of marga-
rine. Tat’ll keep you cool.
Oh Knowing Slypork,
Since it is rumored you’re the Patron Saint of
Beer Drinkers can you tell me how I can have
a pivo or cerveza without my wife catching me
chugging one. When around her I have to say
the beer word in a foreign language so she won’t
know that I’m thinking of consuming. She’s al-
ways griping about fnding beer hidden in the
back of the refrigerator behind the diet colas.
“You been drinking?” is the question she asks
me a dozen times a day. She did say if I could
get 10 likes on Facebook I could have two beers
afer fve o’clock. I only manage one like and
that was from me. I’m tired of her harping. Any
suggestions, Wise One?
Tipsy in Taylor
Dear Tipsy,
It’s a given that the worst thing about admit-
ting to being an alcoholic is that people expect
you to quit. Apparently, you’re wedded to a
nagger. So you’re gonna have to get a bit sneaky.
Sneaky is fun, if done correctly. Consider, you
know trash bags are only trash bags when they
have trash in ‘em. Until then, they’re just bags.
Now I know that’s heavy thinking for an imbib-
er. Anyway, here’s your solution. Step by step.
Drink a beer when you feel the urge to. Ten
crush the can. Place it in a bag (then it becomes
a trash bag). Keep the bag with the empties to
come in the trunk of her car. She’ll never see
or discover the empties. She’s a wife. She ain’t
gonna change a fat.
Master Slypork,
Please help me. I think I’m falling in love. I
frst laid eyes on her in the local library. She was
at a table with a dictionary in front of her. Now
in my mind that’s a sign of fairly decent men-
tal health. Of course you should never open a
dictionary unless you have a specifc word, a
particular verbal destination in mind. I casually
approached and looked over her shoulder. She
was looking up the word: disambiguate. Good
lord, I thought. Good looking and a looker at
words. Like she was as pretty as a baldfaced
heifer. Since I am shy I said not a word to her.
It’s been three weeks since the chance meeting
at the library. I haven’t slept a wink. I’m up at
night pacing the foor or at the computer look-
ing up words on the online dictionary. Te vi-
sion I have in my mind of the woman is driv-
ing me mad. Did I tell you she was moving her
lips while silently reading the defnition? Please
Loony Over the Library Lady
Dear Loony,
You’re smitten. Classic case of love at frst
sight. Several options are available. You can man
up. Pull yourself up by the bootstraps and call
on her at the library. If she ain’t there just keep
going back until you relive the chance meeting
in reality. Approach her. Introduce yourself and
use “ambiguous” in the opening sentence. But
don’t get cheesy when pouring on the sugar. Of
course your paths may never cross again, also.
If not, and you can’t sleep, go for a walk afer
midnight. Find a green door and enter it, but
don’t dance with Henry. However, feel free to
kick your heels up. If pressured, you can always
blame it on the bossa nova. And if the two of
you should ever start seeing one another, please
remember that “relationship” has 12 letters. Of
course “Just Murder Me” does also.
Catch you down the road.
The Cannon
Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Jim Cunningham
Why are we so surprised at
what Russia’s Putin is doing?
I’ve enjoyed writing the Dispatches from
Downrange and truly appreciate the readers of
my articles and the comments I have received
over the last three years. I want to also thank
the Cannon for giving me a venue to share with
the readers what was happening in Afghanistan
and Iraq as seen through the eyes of someone
that was on the ground there.
With the falling apart of Iraq and my return
from there, I am trying to get used to retire-
ment. I’ve told my lovely wife that I won’t be
running of to whatever war zone is hot at the
time. Yes, it is time to stay home. Tat doesn’t
mean I will stop writing and talking about what
I see are important issues here and abroad.
Last year the Cannon gave me a column
called, “As I see it” and I will be writing for that
column and the Cannon as long as they can tol-
erate my ranting in print. Terefore, here goes
my re-launch of “As I see it by Jon Harris.”
So Why Are We Surprised
At Vladimir Putin?
Afer his election, Mr. Obama scrapped the
European missile shield program stating Iran
was not a threat. Shortly afer Russian Presi-
dent Putin’s government started testing cruise
missiles in violation of the Nuclear Missile
Treaty of 1987 signed by Gorbachev and Rea-
gan. Mr. Obama has written a letter to Mr. Pu-
tin over the issue.
Of course in the news today is the Russian
involvement in Ukraine fghting the Ukrainian
government through proxy by supporting the
Pro Russian rebels. In fact Russian forces have
actually been conducting military operations
directly against Ukraine. Mr. Obama spoke to
Putin on the phone over the matter.
Russia also recently moved into and then
annexed Crimea. Mr. Obama expressed con-
cern over the action and threatened sanctions
against Russia and some Russian politicians
and businessmen personally.
Putin is for all intents and purposes rebuild-
ing the Russian empire. With the current state
of the US and the confusion and incompetent
State Department under Hillary Clinton and
now John Kerry, do we really expect anything
to happen?
President Putin, afer all was a KGB Colonel.
He is a very hard and driven man. He was Pres-
ident of Russia twice before, and when term
limits precluded him from running again, he
arranged to be appointed Prime Minister where
he pulled the strings like a master puppeteer.
Afer his stint as Prime Minister, he again was
elected President. Putin also has a better than
82% approval rate from the Russian people as
opposed to Mr. Obama whose approval is about
half of that.
Assad in Syria uses chemical weapons. Mr.
Obama draws a red line, then another and then
another and does nothing when that red line is
crossed. Enter President Putin to save the day
and an agreement is reached to destroy Assad’s
chemical stockpiles and ability to make more.
Te U.S looks inefectual and powerless.
Now we have the downing of the Malaysian
airliner. Te pro-Russian rebels shot down the
airliner by mistake and we are trying to blame
Russia. Putin has spun the story to his advan-
tage and afer condemnation by Mr. Obama
and a call for Putin to order the rebels to dis-
arm, Putin is up-arming the rebels and moving
troops into the region. Clearly Mr. Obama’s
words have had the expected efect, none.
Remember, Putin has been a career KGB of-
fcial. Tose are hard men. He is on his third
term as President and actually has been in
charge of the Russian government since 1999.
Tat is 15 years and there is no telling how
much longer he will be in power.
When you match this man and his back-
ground and experience against a President
whose background is being a community or-
ganizer in a city known for political corrup-
tion, who do you think will win?
Putin simply sees Mr. Obama as not having
any teeth, no will to engage and no support
from the international community, as has been
proven over and over again since the election
of Mr. Obama.
Mr. Obama like to use sports metaphors
when he talks about foreign afairs. Well, to
use Mr. Obama’s sports analogies Mr. Obama
in playing T-Ball and Mr. Putin is the MVP
of the World Series. Tey are not in the same
league at all. Unfortunately for us, our leaders
look like armatures.
My question again is why would we ever
think Mr. Obama’s words and actions would
have any efect on Mr. Putin? Putin sees Mr.
Obama as a lightweight and someone to be ig-
nored. He will do what he wants and continue
his plan to expand the infuence of Russia as
he rebuilds the Russian empire that was the
Tat’s how I see it.
Jon Harris is an Army retiree and former law enforce-
ment ofcer in Gonzales County and now retired from
a second career as a civilian military dog handler in the
Middle East.
As I See It
I am a fifth-generation Texan of Mexi-
can descent, who was born and raised in
the border region. I also worked on the
1986 Immigration Act in the Reagan Ad-
ministration, and therefore I feel some-
what qualified to speak about the current
immigration crisis and recommend some
The border region has always been law-
less, and my family and I have lived with
the impact of illegal immigration and bor-
der crime for several generations. What
has now become a national issue was al-
ways a problem to law abiding citizens in
south Texas.
We saw large numbers of Mexican
“refugees” come from 1910-20 fleeing the
violence of the Mexican revolution. They
were most were mostly poor and entered
without proper documentation. No one
said much back then, but does that sound
In 1940, my father organized a printers’
union in Laredo to start a “closed shop” to
keep illegal aliens from taking American
jobs. That’s when American unions used to
worry about American jobs. We still cringe
when we hear someone claim illegal aliens
don’t take Americans’jobs.
My family saw the effects of the “Bra-
cero Program”in the 1940’s and 50’s. It was
a “guest worker” program that displaced
many low-skilled American workers in the
border region. Foreigners came to work
“temporarily”, but then stayed permanent-
We remember when a few Mexican born
children used to cross the border to attend
public schools in border communities.
Back then, they paid tuition but now pub-
lic education is free for illegal alien chil-
dren everywhere.
I personally worked on the 1986 Simp-
son-Mazzolli Immigration Act that speci-
fied illegal aliens could not participate in
federally funded programs. But I also re-
member the day in 1989, when I was work-
ing at HUD as a special assistant for Jack
Kemp, that a Hispanic group from Cali-
fornia complained that the CDBG funds
should not “discriminate” against illegal
aliens. Shortly after that CDBG funds, and
soon other federal programs, were changed
to allow illegal aliens to participate.
As for crime and fraud, several of my
family members been victimized by il-
legal aliens who disappear into society or
scurry back across the border. I remember
in 1988, when a Mexican woman asked my
sister if she could “buy” my recently de-
ceased mother’s social security number.
Finally, I have been warning people for
years that all the “Dreamers” need to be
deported or America would become the
“world’s orphanage.” That’s exactly what’s
happening with more and more illegal
alien children arriving every day.
It’s about national security and sover-
eignty, not race or ethnicity. Illegal immi-
gration impacts negatively on American
Latinos as well as everyone else, perhaps
While politicians and the media discuss
and analyze the “Border Crisis”, my fam-
ily has lived it for generations. Here’s our
• Secure the border completely…with a
wall and the military to stop illegal entry.
• Deport ALL the aliens who entered the
U.S. illegally since1986, regardless of their
• Enforce all the immigration laws, in-
cluding laws against hiring illegal aliens
and providing them social benefits.
• Ignore the Democrats and bleeding-
heart liberals.
The Border region has always been law-
less, but the lawlessness has now spread
through the U.S. We must act boldly to
save our nation.
A group of Gonzales
summer track club athletes
took part in the Texas Am-
ateur Athletic Federation
state meet last Tursday
through Sunday in College
Maggie Barnick placed
fourth in the girls’ 12-and-
under high jump with a best
height of 4 feet, 2 inches.
Krisslynn Sexton came in
No. 27 in the girls‘ 18-and-
under, 200-meter dash with
a time of 27.81 seconds. She
was No. 20 with 13.65 in
the prelims of the 100.
Erika Hernandez was
ffh in the girls’ 18-and-
under shot put with a best
throw of 38-11½ . She was
seventh in the discus with
Molly Barnick came
in sixth place in the girls’
18-and-under high jump,
reaching 5-2. She was No.
13 in the triple jump with a
distance of 30-1.
Ashton Williams came
in at No. 25 in the boys’
18-and-under 800 as he
was clocked at 2:09.80.
Josie Stowers competed
in the girls’ 16-and-under
high jump with an eighth-
place fnish, getting a height
of 5-0.
Taylor McCollum was
No. 21 in the girls’ 16-and-
under 100 prelims with
18.24 and was No. 19 in the
300-hurdle prelims with
Te girls’ 18-and-under
mile relay team came in
sixth place with a fnal time
of 4:18.29; Te 12-and-un-
der mile relay team came
in No. 27 with a time of
5:39.27; the 16-and-under
team was No. 18 with a time
of 4:49.0 and the 14-and-
under team was No. 24 with
Kendall Fougerat was
No. 18 in the girls’ 18-and-
under 800, fnishing the
race in 2:45.82.
Stefanie Gonzales was
ninth in the girls’ 12-and-
under shot put with a throw
of 24-7.
Carla Torres came in
at No. 24 in 2:56.15 in the
girls’ 16-and-under 800.
Faith Lester was No. 27
in the girls 10-and-under
1600 with a time of 7:34.13.
Cristal Garcia completed
Football, volleyball practices underway
Summer track
athletes run
at state meet
The Vaz Clinic, P.A.
Family Practice
is accepting
• New Patients
• Walk Ins
• Wellness Physical
1103 N. Sarah DeWitt Dr.
The start of pre-season workouts
Gonzales and other local schools have started with pre-season football and
volleyball workouts. For a few more photos, see Page A14 .(Photos by Mark Lube)
A group of state-bound track athletes of the Gonzales Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Summer
Track Club gather for a photo on July 30 prior to the start of the TAAF State meet the next day in College
Station..(Photo by Mark Lube)
Te G-Town Striders track club started of the Amateur
Athleic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics in Des Moines,
Iowa on July 29 with a pair of 1,500-meter competitors.
Jeremiah Hastings came in No. 76 in the 11-year-old
race with time of 6 minutes, 25.09 seconds while David
Sexton No. 70 in the 12-year-olds race with 6:51.32.
On Tursday, Keaundra Cray competed in the
15-16-year-old girls shot put, coming in No. 24 with a
throw of 32 feet, 4 inches.
Tyvione Roaches placed No. 34 in the 14-year-old-boys
shot put on Friday with a throw of 31-10.
Cray had two more rounds of shot put, with a No. 43
fnish with 83-5 and improving to No. 14 with a throw of
Roaches placed No. 31 in shot put with a throw of 130-
5, the fnal event for the G-Town Striders.
G-Town Striders have solid Junior Olympics meet
Thursday, August 7, 2014 Page a13
Apache football season
tickets can be picked up
until Aug. 22
Varsity football season
ticket holders from 2013
will be able to pick up their
tickets that they had last
year until 4 p.m. on Aug.
All tickets not picked up
will be sold to the public
starting Aug. 25.
Te price of varsity foot-
ball tickets will be $5 per
game and $25 for all fve
games. All general admis-
sion tickets sold at the gate
will be $5 according to the
new District 15-4A.
Tis year’s tickets may
be picked up at the Apache
Fieldhouse at the high
school and tickets can be
purchased from 8 a.m. to
noon and from 1-4 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
If you do not wish to pur-
chase your tickets, please
call Anita Dement at 672-
6641. If the feldhouse has
not been not notifed by 4
on Aug. 22, it will be un-
derstood that you do not
want your tickets. If for
some reason you cannot
get to the feldhouse to pick
up your tickets, please call
and make arrangements to
get them at a later date. If
you are not a season ticket
holder but would like to
purchase season tickets,
the tickets will be available
starting Aug. 25 and the
sale of season tickets will
end at 12 on Aug. 29. No
season tickets can be sold
afer tickets go on sale at
8 a.m. Sept. 2 for the frst
home game on Sept. 5.
Drenched 5K to beneft
Food Bank of the Golden
Runners and walkers of
all ages, sizes, and abilities
will cool of this summer in
the Drenched 5K coming
to Victoria on Aug. 30.
Te Drenched 5K is all
about summer fun. Par-
ticipants will run or walk
the 5K course at Riverside
Park’s Special Events Area.
When they’ve crossed the
fnish line, they’ll be in the
middle of the biggest wa-
ter party of the summer,
with a water balloon fght,
blasting water hoses, water
slides, and a giant foam pit.
Families are encouraged
to get active together, with
discounted entries for kids
12 and under. Kids 5 and
under run free.
For those not interested
in building up a sweat,
there is a free spectator
zone where observers are
allowed – and encouraged
- to drench participants
along the way.
Te Drenched 5K kicks
of National Hunger Ac-
tion Month activities in
the Golden Crescent area
and benefts the Food Bank
of the Golden Crescent,
a non-proft organization
dedicated to providing
food for the hungry in the
Golden Crescent area.
Registration is open now
at www.rundrenched.com.
San Antonio women’s
soccer league needs play-
Te Women’s Soccer As-
sociation of San Antonio
(WSASA) is in need of fe-
male players for women
and coed teams that play
Sunday at STAR Complex
in San Antonio. For more
information, please con-
tact Jackie Tompson at
jacthom17@yahoo.com or
text to 210-602-5645.
The Cannon
Thursday, august 7 , 2014
Page A14
Dogs, Comanches take over District 28-1A superlatives
Continued from page A13
July 30 Wednesday Night Scramble winners
First Place (top photo): Ralph Aguirre, Brian Sample, Keaton Smith, Will Ruddock,
Doyle Allen and Dennis Patteson. Second Place (bottom photo): Bryan Hayine,
Wes Villasana, Caleb Hinklin, Ryan Lee, Doug Kotzebue and Carl West. (Courtesy
July 23 Wednesday Night Scramble winners
First Place (top photo): Dennis Patteson, John Rachunek, Randall Dupree, Gary
A. Schroeder, Gary Schroeder, assisted by Brooke Schroeder and Kenleigh
Schroeder Second place (bottom photo: Raul Contreras ,Denise Sandelovic,
Jason Condel , Aaron Burek and Roy Staton (Courtesy photos)
in the 16-and-under 3200 in 16:52.39 to
fnish No. 14. Jordan Nash came in No. 11
in the prelims of the girls’ 18-and-under
100 hurdles in 16.13 and was fourth in the
prelims of the 300 hurdles with a time of
46.51. She was ffh in the fnals with 46.47.
Lindsey Ramos was No. 23 in the girls’
14-and-under 3200 with a time of 14:24.27
and Romy Cantu was No. 26 in 14:48.63.
Kendra Cavit fnished No. 17 in the girls’
16-and-under 1600 with a time of 6:41.40.
comes in fifth in the shot put event
Drenched 5K run Aug. 30 in Victoria
Area workouts
volleyball and
football teams from
Shiner, Shiner St.
Paul and Yoakum go
through early pre-
season workouts
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Legislation passed in 2013 created new
Texas high school graduation require-
ments that become efective beginning in
the 2014-15 school year.
Te new law replaces the current three
high school graduation plans (Mini-
mum, Recommended, and Distinguished
Achievement) with one Foundation pro-
gram, on top of which students can earn
endorsements and a “Distinguished Level
of Achievement.”
Te new law makes earning an endorse-
ment on top of the Foundation plan the
default high school graduation plan for
students, requiring that students entering
grade 9 specify in writing which endorse-
ment they intend to earn. Students can
choose to graduate under the Foundation
program alone (with no endorsement)
only upon written permission of their par-
ents and only afer the sophomore year.
Starting in 2014-15, the state is mak-
ing information available to each school
district that explains the advantages of a
student pursuing the Distinguished Level
of Achievement and each endorsement.
It must explain which path students must
pursue to rank in the top 10 percent of
their class, and encourage parents to have
their children choose these higher level
high school graduation plans.
Districts must publish this information
online and ensure it is available to students
in grades 9 and above in the language in
which parents are most profcient (if at
least 20 students in a grade level primarily
speak that language).
Also in 2014-15, principals must desig-
nate a school counselor or school admin-
istrator to review personal graduation plan
options with students entering grade 9, to-
gether with the student’s parent or guard-
ian. Before the end of the school year, the
student and his parents must confrm and
sign a personal graduation plan, which
must identify a course of study that pro-
motes college and workforce readiness,
career placement and advancement, and
facilitates the student’s transition from sec-
ondary to postsecondary education. Stu-
dents may change their personal gradua-
tion plans, but if they do, their school must
send written notice to their parents.
Foundation Program Required Course
• Four English language arts, including
ELA I, I, III and an advanced course
• Tree math, including Algebra I, Ge-
ometry, and an advanced course
• Tree science, including Biology, an
advanced course, and either another ad-
vanced course or Integrated Physics and
• Tree social studies, including U.S.
History, one-half credit for Government,
one-half credit for Economics, one credit
for World Geography or World History
(Students can complete a combined World
History/World Geography course to meet
this requirement.)
• Two foreign language (Students can
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Gonzales High School 672-7535
Gonzales Junior High: 672-8641
North Avenue Intermediate: 672-9557
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Gonzales ISD Important Info
Gonzales ISD is excited to announce the
Stuf the Bus 2014 Campaign! Tis annual
event provides school supplies to students
in Gonzales ISD schools .
Tank-you Gonzales! Because of eforts
from you, our supporters and community
members, we collected two yellow bus
loads of school supplies for students last
year! During the 2014 school supply drive,
our goal is to collect more than 10,000
items to help our local schools including...
dry erase markers, No.2 pencils, hand
sanitizer, Clorox or Lysol wipes, Kleenex,
crayons, markers, erasers, colored pencils,
scotch tape, glue sticks, kid’s scissors and
much more.
Tis year’s drive will be held on Tursday
and Friday, August 7-8.
On August 7 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., we will
be at the Gonzales H-E-B store collecting
school supply donations.
On August 8 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., we
will be at the Gonzales Wal-Mart store
collecting school supply donations.
Look for the big yellow bus to fnd us!
To learn more about how you can
support the Stuf Te Bus school supply
drive, please contact Emily Parra at emily.
parra@gonzales.txed.net or by phone at
Nixon-Smiley CISD Important Info
Main Switchboard Number: 830-532-1536
Nixon-Smiley High School 532-1536
Nixon-Smiley Middle School: 532-1536
Nixon-Smiley Elementary 532-6401
Website: http://www.nixonsmiley.net
Nixon-Smiley CISD ofers substitute training
throughout the school year. Substitute training
is required before you are eligible to substitute
in the district. To be certifed, you must attend a
training each new school year.
Substitutes receive training on classroom
discipline, classroom procedures, student health
emergencies, ethics, dress code, freedom from
harassment, lesson plans and other pertinent
information. Please complete an online
substitute teacher application before attending a
training session.
2014-2015 Course Schedule
August 13, 2014, 9AM at the Nixon-Smiley
September 18, 2014, 9AM at “La Casita”
October 23, 2014, 9AM at “La Casita”
January 22, 2015, 9AM at “La Casita”
Upon attending training, you must bring:
• Two types of Employment Verifcation
documents for the I-9 Form (i.e. Driver’s License,
Social Security Card, Passport or other Federal
or State issued Documents.)
• High School Diploma or Ofcial College
• Voided check or savings deposit slip – used
to being direct deposit for paychecks
If you need additional information, please
contact the Human Resources Ofce at
830.582.1536 x105.
Here is a list of qualifying
clothing, footwear and other
items sold during Texas’
August sales tax holiday as
provided by the State Comp-
troller’s Ofce. Te exempt
items on this list must be
priced under $100.
Te exemption does not
extend to rental, alterations
or cleaning services on these
exempt items of clothing
and footwear.
(T-taxable E-Exempt)
Accessories (generally) (T)
Adult diapers (E)
Alterations (T)
Aprons (household) (E)
Aprons (welders) (T)
Athletic socks (E)
Baby bibs (E)
Baby clothes (E)
Baby diapers (cloth or dis-
posable) (E)
Backpacks (unless for use
by elementary/secondary
students) (T)
Baseball accessories (T)
Bathing caps (T)
Belt buckles (T)
Belts with attached buckles
Belts for weight lifting (T)
Bicycle shoes (cleated) (T)
Blouses (E)
Boots (general purpose) (E)
Bow ties (E)
Bowling shirts (E)
Bowling shoes (rented and
sold) (T)
Bras (E)
Buttons and zippers (T)
Camp clothes (E)
Caps (baseball, fshing,
golf) (E)
Chef uniforms (E)
Children’s novelty cos-
tumes (E)
Chest protectors (T)
Clerical vestments (E)
Cloth and lace, knitting
yarns, and other fabrics (T)
Clothing repair items, such
as thread, buttons, tapes,
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substitute two credits of computer programming languag-
es to meet this requirement.)
• One fne arts
• One PE
• Five electives
Te State Board of Education must approve a variety of
advanced courses that can be used to meet the Foundation
program requirements. Students can also satisfy the re-
quirement for advanced courses by completing advanced
courses approved by the local school board.
With approval from the commissioner, districts can al-
low students to satisfy the fne arts credit by participating
in a community-based fne arts program not provided by
the school district. Te program must provide instruction
in the Fine Arts TEKS.
Course Substitutions
A student can substitute another appropriate course as
determined by the State Board of Education for the sec-
ond credit of the foreign language requirement if, afer
completing the frst credit, the student demonstrates that
he/she is unlikely to be able to complete the second credit.
A special education student who is unable to complete
the foreign language requirements can substitute two
credits in ELA, math, science, social studies, CTE, Tech-
nology Applications or other academic electives for these
Technology Applications is among the categories of ap-
plied STEM courses that the SBOE can allow to be used
to satisfy ANY math and science requirement (not just
the fourth credit) under the Foundation program. Such a
course can be used only to substitute for a science course
taken afer the successful completion of Biology.
Students can satisfy elective requirements under the
Foundation program with additional courses completed
under the Distinguished Level of Achievement, an en-
dorsement or an advanced CTE course.
Students can satisfy Foundation program course re-
quirements by successfully completing dual-credit cours-
School districts must provide, to the greatest extent pos-
sible, opportunities for students enrolled in a CTE pro-
gram to enroll in dual-credit courses designed to lead to a
degree, license or certifcation.
Distinguished Level of Achievement
Students can earn a Distinguished Level of Achieve-
ment under the Foundation program by completing four
credits in math (must include Algebra II) and four credits
in science, and obtaining at least one endorsement.
A student who has completed the core curriculum of
an institution of higher education, as certifed by the in-
stitution in accordance with commissioner rule, is con-
sidered to have earned a Distinguished Level of Achieve-
ment under the Foundation program and is entitled to
receive a high school diploma from the appropriate high
school, as that high school is determined in accordance
with commissioner rule. A student who is considered to
have earned a Distinguished Level of Achievement under
the Foundation program in this situation may apply for
admission to an institution of higher education for the
frst semester or other academic term afer the semester or
other academic term in which the student completes the
core curriculum.
To earn any endorsement, students must successfully
complete four credits each of math and science (the three
required under the Foundation program plus an addi-
tional advanced math and an additional advance science
course or advanced CTE course), and seven electives (the
fve required under the Foundation program plus an ad-
ditional two).
Endorsement options include:
• Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
– includes courses directly related to science, including
environmental science, technology, computer science, en-
gineering, and advanced mathematics.
• Business and Industry – includes courses directly re-
lated to database management, information technology,
communications, accounting, fnance, marketing, graphic
design, architecture, construction, welding, logistics, au-
tomotive technology, agricultural science, and heating,
ventilation, and air-conditioning.
• Public Services – includes courses directly related to
health sciences and occupations, education and training,
law enforcement, and culinary arts and hospitality.
Arts and Humanities – includes courses directly relat-
ed to political science, world languages, cultural studies,
English literature, history, and fne arts. (A student pursu-
ing an Arts and Humanities endorsement can, with writ-
ten parental permission, substitute an advanced course
related to the fourth science credit for the fourth science
Multidisciplinary Studies – allows a student to select
courses from the curriculum of each endorsement area
described above and earn credits in a variety of advanced
courses from multiple content areas sufcient to complete
the Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Foun-
dation program.
Provisions Relating to Endorsements
Te SBOE must develop curriculum requirements for
each endorsement with the direct participation of educa-
tors and business, labor, and industry representatives.
Each school district must make available the courses for
at least one endorsement.
If a school district ofers only one endorsement, it must
be the Multidisciplinary Studies endorsement.
Each school district must report to the Texas Education
Agency the categories of endorsements for which the dis-
trict ofers all of the curriculum requirements.
Students must be permitted to enroll in courses in more
than one endorsement before their junior year.
Performance Acknowledgement
Students can earn a performance acknowledgement on
their diploma and transcript for outstanding performance
in a dual-credit course, bilingualism and biliteracy, on a
college advanced placement test or IB exam, or on the
PSAT, ACT-Plan, SAT, ACT, or for earning a nationally or
internationally recognized business or industry certifca-
tion or license.
College Admissions
To qualify for Top 10 Percent admission, a student must
have successfully completed the Distinguished Level of
Achievement under the Foundation program.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 Page B3
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• Language & Emergent Literacy devel-
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• A positive learning experience
• Music • Arts & Crafts
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Composition books
Folders; expandable,
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Glue, paste and paste sticks
Index cards
Index card boxes
Legal pads
Lunch boxes
Markers (including dry
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Paper; loose leaf ruled
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paper, manila paper, col-
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Pencil boxes and other
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Pencil sharpeners
Writing tablets
Tax-free school supplies
What is and isn’t exempt from sales
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Most local stores now carry a complete list of supplies
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Page B4
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Age 5 is a big year in a
child’s life. In many school
districts, children enroll
in kindergarten shortly
afer their ffh birthdays.
But age alone does not
dictate if a child is ready
to transition from a
preschool environment to
kindergarten, and parents
may need to work with
educators to determine if
their children are ready to
take the frst big step of their
academic careers.
Many developmental
and education experts
believe that numerous
factors, in addition to age,
determine school readiness,
including physical, social
and cognitive development.
Many parents want their
kids to begin kindergarten
at the same time as
other kids their age, but
enrolling youngsters before
they’re ready could have
repercussions for years to
come. Students who begin
kindergarten before they’re
ready may fall behind,
resulting in frustration that
turns them of from school.
With such signifcant
stakes, parents may want to
answer a few questions and
look for these generalized
kindergarten readiness
clues before enrolling their
youngsters in school.
* Does my child have
solid oral-language
skills? Language is more
than drilling letters and
sight words into a child’s
head through repetition.
Language allows kids to
share in new experiences
and lessons that will expand
their vocabularies. Te more
kids experience, the more
their curiosity grows. Tis
opens up opportunities for
discussion about a variety
of topics and introduces
words and concepts that
may be new and exciting to
children. Research indicates
one of the best predictors
of eventual reading success
is a well-developed oral
vocabulary in kindergarten.
Children will retain words if
they hear them enough and
if they’re used in context
and conversation.
* Can my child listen to
and follow instructions?
Kindergarten students will
be introduced to many
foreign things, and some
kinds may be in a school
environment for the very
frst time. Teachers will
be issuing instructions
and seeking cooperation
from the class. To keep up
with peers and lessons,
kindergarteners will need to
be able to remain quiet for
extended periods of time,
listen to instructions and
then properly act on them.
* Is my son or daughter
excited about learning?
Some children cannot
wait to go to kindergarten,
especially those who are
excited at the prospect of
going to the same school
as their older siblings.
Enthusiasm about school
and an eagerness to learn
and discover new things are
indicative of kindergarten
readiness. A child does
not need to have mastery
over every skill just yet, but
taking the initiative to try
and ask questions is a good
start to successful learning.
* Does my child want
to be independent? Te
phrases “I’ll do it myself ” or
“I’ll try” can be music to a
kindergarten teacher’s ears.
Parents may be in a rush
and fnd it easier to dress
kids or get them snacks.
But doing everything
for kids puts them at a
disadvantage. Independent
streaks can help kids adjust
to school. Kindergarteners
may have to go to the
bathroom and wash up
independently. Tey also
may have to fasten buttons,
open up lunches and hang
up coats. Children who
cannot handle such tasks
may struggle to adjust to a
school environment.
* Can my child recognize
basic letters and numbers?
Children entering
kindergarten should know
most letters by sight and
be able to count to 10.
Preparing for kindergarten
can be fun and does not
require fash cards or
homework. Encourage
kids to count objects in the
world around them or do
some preliminary reading
by recognizing letters on
signs at stores or places in
the neighborhood.
Kindergarten readiness
is determined by a variety
of factors, including
age, school assessment,
enthusiasm about
learning, and signs of
Age isn’t the only determining
factor in deciding your child is
ready for the school experience
Students learn lessons each day. While
many of these lessons pertain to their
coursework, kids pick up much more than
book smarts from school, where kids frst
learn to cultivate friendships and build
lasting relationships.
In addition to a new curriculum, new
teachers and new schedules, kids also
might make new friends once a school
year begins. While some familiar faces
carry through from grade to grade,
chances are youngsters will meet new
students who will soon become good
friends. While many kids fnd it easy to
make new friends, others might need
some assistance so they can make the
most of opportunities to socialize and
form friendships that might last a lifetime.
* Ofer opportunities for socialization.
Children should be given the opportunity
to explore friendships outside of the
classroom where peer pressure might
not be so prevalent. Establish a carpool
or invite a classmate over for a play date.
Unstructured time to play or get to know
each other is a great way to establish
friendships. Invite new children over
each time to see which friendships are
the strongest, but make sure you are not
pushing a friendship on your child.
* Discover common interests. One of
the quickest ways to build friendships
is through common interests, says Kirk
Martin, a behavioral therapist and
author. Encourage your child to join a
club or sports group where he or she can
meet other kids with similar interests.
Sometimes fnding reasons to talk other
children is the most difcult step to
making new friends. Sharing a common
interest removes this barrier.
* Teach proper manners. Children who
are polite, well-mannered and know how
to follow direction are better equipped to
attract friends. Children who misbehave
may be shunned by other kids and their
parents who do not want the hassle of an
unruly youngster coming over to play.
Respectful children who are honest,
trustworthy and capable of sustaining eye
contact and making small talk may fnd it
easy to make friends.
* Take the friendship lead. As parents,
you can improve your child’s chances
of making friends by getting friendly
with their classmates’ parents. You do
not have to become bosom buddies
with everyone, but making connections
with fellow parents can reinforce the
value of friendship to your children.
Socializing as families also presents
other opportunities to get together and
solidify relationships.
* Boost confidence levels. As a parent
you can talk to your children about
their strengths and positive attributes.
Emphasizing kids’ best traits will
increase their self-esteem, and that sense
of self-worth can make it easier for them
to make friends. A child who is shy and
insecure may retreat when meeting new
people, but a child who can proudly stand
behind his or her accomplishments may
attract friends easily.
School is about more than just hitting
the books. It’s also a prime opportunity
for kids to develop their personal skills
and make new friends.
Children who spend time with youngsters who share similar interests may be
more likely to develop lasting friendships.
Give your child the skills at home to succeed in the classroom
Cultivating social skills:
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 Page B5
Moulton ISD Important Info
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Shiner ISD Important Info
Main Switchboard Number: 361-594-3121
Shiner Junior/Senior High School 594-3131
Shiner Elementary 594-3251
Website: http://www.shinerisd.net
7th and 8th Grade students will receive class
schedules on the frst day of school.
9th - 12th Grade students should receive their
schedules via mail in the frst week of August.
Boedeker Plastics will be hiring for various
full-time and part-time positions. Please call Mr.
O’Bannion at 594-2941 for more info!
Waelder ISD Important Info
Luling ISD Important Info
Main Switchboard (All Grades)
Number: 830-788-7161
Website: http://www.waelderisd.org
I want to welcome you to Waelder ISD and
to our district website. Waelder ISD is located
in Central Texas just off Interstate 10, and is a
gateway to the Texas coast and just hours from the
major cities of Austin, San Antonio, and Houston.
Currently, WISD is classified as a Class 1A school
district and meets all state and federal requirements
for accreditation. Our Board of Trustees, WISD
staff members, and the community share the
commitment that all students will reach their
educational potential and become productive
citizens of the 21st century.
The district invites you to become an
active educational partner, whether through
volunteering your time, or supporting our
students in their many endeavors. Thank you
for your interest in visiting the Waelder Wildcat
webpage and learning about our schools. WISD
appreciates your support!
WISD will hold Student Registration 2014-15
Academic Year August 11-15 from 8:30 am to
3:30 pm.
Mark Weisner,
Main Switchboard Number: 830-875-3191
Luling High School: 875-2458
Gilbert Gerdes Junior High: 875-2121
Leonard Shanklin Elementary: 875-2515
Luling Primary School: 875-6712
Website: http://www.luling.txed.net
Gerdes Junior High would like to invite all
incoming 6th grades to join us on August 20
from 5:30-7 p.m. at the LISD Conference &
Learning Center, 215 East Travis Street, Luling
for meet the teacher night. We hope you will join
us for this special event as we get ready for the
new school year.
Meet the Teacher Night - Aug. 21
Meet the Teacher at Luling Primary School -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Meet the Teacher at Shanklin Elementary
School - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Meet the Teacher at Gilbert Gerdes Junior
School - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Meet the Teacher at Luling High School -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Main Switchboard Number: 361-596-4609
Moulton High School: 596-4691
Moulton Elementary: 596-4605
Website: http://www.moultonisd.net/
Flatonia ISD Important Info
Main Switchboard Number: 361-865-2941
Flatonia Secondary: 865-2941 ext 518
Flatonia Elementary: 865-2941 ext. 534
Website: http://www.fatoniaisd.net/
7th and 8th Grade students will receive class
schedules on the frst day of school.
9th - 12th Grade students should receive their
schedules via mail in the frst week of August.
Boedeker Plastics will be hiring for various
full-time and part-time positions. Please call Mr.
O’Bannion at 594-2941 for more info!
7th and 8th Grade students will receive class
schedules on the frst day of school.
9th - 12th Grade students should receive their
schedules via mail in the frst week of August.
Boedeker Plastics will be hiring for various
full-time and part-time positions. Please call Mr.
O’Bannion at 594-2941 for more info!
Yoakum ISD Important Info
Main Switchboard Number: (361) 293-3162
Yoakum High School: 293-3442
Yoakum Junior High: (361) 293-3111
Yoakum Intermediate: 293-3001
Yoakum Primary: 293-2011
Website: http://www.yoakumisd.net
Reading can have a pro-
found impact on a child’s
life in and out of the class-
room. Reading can help
a young student develop
a more extensive vocabu-
lary, and a study from the
Federal Interagency Forum
on Child and Family Statis-
tics found that reading to
young children promotes
language acquisition, mak-
ing it easier for them to
learn a foreign language.
Tat’s a signifcant advan-
tage for children growing
up in a world that’s increas-
ingly global.
But reading has benefts
outside the classroom as
well. Reading can provide
an escape from the daily
grind, which is something
even today’s youngsters can
appreciate. Reading also is
a great way for kids to relax
and unwind while simulta-
neously giving their brains
a workout.
While many parents rec-
ognize the impact reading
can have on their children,
it’s no secret that getting
kids to embrace reading
can be difcult. Distrac-
tions such as video games,
social media and even the
great outdoors are all there
to draw kids away from
reading. But parents who
want to instill a love of
reading in their children
can still take steps to ensure
their kids don’t miss out on
the benefts of a good book.
* Read to your children.
Numerous studies have
discovered various benefts
of reading to children when
they are young. Te Na-
tional Center for Education
Statistics notes that chil-
dren whose parents read
to them typically become
better readers and perform
better in school. Reading to
children early on is the frst
step toward fostering a love
of reading kids will develop
and continue throughout
their lives. Many parents
read to their children at
night before bedtime, but
any time of day will sufce.
* Don’t be discouraged
if kids are not interested
in books. While reading
fction can help develop a
youngster’s imagination,
parents should not be dis-
couraged if kids don’t want
to read books. Reading the
newspaper, magazines and
even comic books can help
kids develop strong read-
ing skills and an extensive
vocabulary and, in the case
of comic books, inspire
their imaginations. Young
sports fans might be more
inclined to read the sports
page than a novel, so let
them do so. Kids are more
likely to embrace reading
if what they’re reading in-
terests them, so encourage
kids to read up on those in-
terests, even if that reading
does not involve picking up
a book.
* Get your youngster his
or her own library card.
Tanks to the popularity
of e-readers, many adults
would be hard pressed to
locate their local library if
asked to do so. But visit-
ing the library is a great
way to encourage kids to
read, especially if kids have
their own library cards.
Kids with their own library
cards tend to look at vis-
its to the library as shop-
ping trips where they get
to make their own choices
about what they’re taking
home with them. And once
kids reach a certain age,
they can visit the library on
their own.
* Share your own reading
experiences with children.
Kids look up to their par-
ents and ofen want to mim-
ic their behavior. So parents
can set a good example by
reading as well. On trips to
the library, check out your
own book. While you might
not want to discuss every
book you read with your
children, discuss the books
they’re reading. Chances
are you read many of those
same books yourself when
you were a child, and dis-
cussing books with your
child is a great way to im-
prove his or her reading
Distractions abound for
today’s youngsters, who
might not embrace reading
as readily as they do video
games or social networking.
But parents can take many
steps to instill a love of read-
ing in their kids that will last
a lifetime.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Dealing with distractions
Today’s students have more gadgets
at their disposal than ever before. As
technology like tablets and smart-
phones have become more prevalent
in the lives of adults, such devices also
have become more commonplace in
the classroom. Some kids thrive when
teachers utilize technology to en-
hance lesson plans, while others may
be distracted by access to technology.
According to the National Institute
of Mental Health, attention defcit
hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is
one of the most common childhood
disorders. ADHD can make it dif-
fcult for kids to maintain focus in
the classroom, and that focus may be
enhanced or further compromised by
technology that’s capable of serving
many diferent functions.
Kids who use the technology to
their advantage may fnd it improves
their ability to grasp lessons, but some
kids may be distracted by devices or
even other items in the classroom that
make it difcult for them to absorb
Parents concerned about their kids’
ability to cope with distractions in the
classroom and at home can take the
following steps in an efort to help
youngsters improve their academic
* Speak to your child’s teacher about
seating assignments. Students who
fnd it difcult to focus in the class-
room may beneft from new seating
assignments. Windows or high-trafc
areas of the classroom, such as door-
ways, can compromise a student’s
ability to focus. In addition, the back
of the classroom is not the ideal spot
for youngsters who fnd it difcult to
focus on the teacher, as teachers may
not notice kids in the back of the class
as readily as they might with students
sitting in the front of the room.
* Encourage participation. Many
teachers recognize the value of active
participation in the classroom, but
kids who are struggling to focus may
shy away from participating because
they are worried about embarrass-
ing themselves in front of their class-
mates. Parents and teachers can work
with students to encourage them to
participate, reassuring them that they
don’t need to be experts on a given
subject to contribute to lessons. Even
if students’ participation is limited to
asking questions rather than answer-
ing them, encouraging kids to raise
their hands and participate in class
may help them focus more on the les-
sons being discussed.
* Minimize distractions at home.
Kids who have no trouble focusing
in the classroom may fnd it’s a whole
diferent ballgame when they arrive
home to study or do their home-
work. Mom and Dad no doubt have
their own gadgets around the house,
and such devices as well as television
may be too difcult for youngsters to
ignore. At home, parents can create a
safe haven from distraction by des-
ignating a room or area of the house
for schoolwork. Such areas should be
clear of distractions like television,
telephones, video game consoles, and
other gadgets that can compromise a
student’s focus. Make such areas of
limits to cellular phones and block
social media websites from com-
puters in such rooms so kids aren’t
tempted to spend study time chatting
with friends online. If a child’s study
area is not in a separate room of the
house, parents should avoid turning
on the television until kids have fn-
ished their studies for the night.
* Consider playing games designed
to improve attention and focus.
Games designed to improve atten-
tion can be a fun way for parents to
help their youngsters conquer their
concentration issues. For example,
the creators behind Lumosity.com
collaborated with researchers from
universities around the world in an
efort to design games to improve
visual attention in people of various
ages and backgrounds. Few kids are
not enamored with games, and games
to improve focus and attention may
help kids without making them feel
as though they are back in a class-
room. Parents can speak with their
child’s teacher to determine which
games might be best suited for their
Youngsters who have their own library cards might be more excited about visit-
ing the library and more likely to develop a love of reading.
It’s all about READING:
Fostering an early love afair with reading spells academic success
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education and help them grow into Godly young peo-
ple. We strive to accomplish these things because we
love our students and want the very best for them. We
desire them to grow in grace and in the knowledge of
Him. Our School days are Monday through Thursday,
8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. We encourage our children to develop
a Christian world-view rather than a man-centered
world view. We want to ensure education of the whole
child. This school stands for high standards of moral-
ity and wisdom. We have a self paced program, which
includes the Biblically-based curriculums of Abeka for
kindergarten and ACE for all other grades. We use the
Rosetta Stone program for Spanish. Our school has a
daily devotion and prayer time. On Wednesday morn-
ings, we have devotion with Pastor Lynn Wilson. Our
curriculum will thoroughly prepare a capable student
to attend the college or university of his/her choice.
We make sure skills in each PACE are mastered be-
fore moving on. In order for our school to maintain
our liberties set forth in the 1st amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, Emmanuel Christian School does not
have, nor does it seek, accreditation from the state or
any other organization. It is our conviction that our
children should be trained in the atmosphere consis-
tent with the teaching of the Word of God. We admit
students of any race, color, nationality and ethic ori-
gin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities
generally accorded or made available to the students
of the school. For admission the parents and students
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Grace Christian Academy Info
Shiner Catholic Schools Important Info
Main Switchboard Number: 361-594-2313
St. Paul High School: 594-2313
St. Ludmilia Elementary: 594-3843
Website: http://shinercatholicschool.org
Monday, August 11 schedule for Meet the
Teacher/Meet the Cardinals:
5:00-6:15 Students in grades PK3-5 should
bring their school supplies that evening (all
supply lists are on the school’s website).
Students in grades 6-12 can pick up their
schedules in the cafeteria. Supply lists will be
given out by each teacher that night.
6:30-7:00 Mandatory parent meeting in the
Church. All parents for students in grades PK3-
12 must attend.
7:15 Meet the Cardinals: Students in grades
5-12 are invited to the KC Hall to kick of the
We would like to welcome you to a
wonderfully exciting new school year at Grace
Christian Academy. Te 2014-15 year is full of
promise and we anticipate great strides for our
students. We wrapped up last year with great
feld trips to marine education at Sea World
and SplashWay. Our Stanford Achievement test
scores are in and indicate that our students are
competing and exceeding national standards.
Our beginning year “Meet Your Teacher Night”
is scheduled on Tursday, August 21st at 6:00
p.m. If you have any questions or need any
additional information please give us a call at
school 672-3838.
Main Switchboard Number: 830-672-3838
Main Switchboard Number: 830-672-7331
Website: http://www.emmanuelfellow-
Emanuel Christian
Fellowship & School
Students learn many im-
portant lessons while in
middle school and high
school. Assignments get pro-
gressively more difcult, and
students grow accustomed
to being independent think-
ers and largely responsible
for their educational accom-
plishments. In addition,
students may learn other
lessons, such as how organi-
zation can play a critical role
in success and beneft them
both in the classroom and
out of it.
Students are typically
introduced to lockers dur-
ing high school or middle
school. As elementary school
students, kids use classroom
desks to store books and sup-
plies, and how desks are or-
ganized is ofen governed by
teachers who have frm rules
regarding the condition of
desks. Lockers are an entirely
diferent story. Students are
solely responsible for orga-
nizing and maintaining their
lockers and may be tasked
with following a few rules set
forth by the school.
Students may overlook
the importance of organized
lockers, and in such instanc-
es lockers can easily become
disaster areas. But a messy
locker can add unnecessary
stress to a school day. Getting
lockers organized requires
some efort and upkeep.
* Color code the locker.
Grouping subjects by color
can make it easier to fnd
notebooks, textbooks and
folders in a locker. If materi-
als necessary for math class
are colored in red, students
can quickly fnd these mate-
rials en route to class.
* Remove trash. Remove
anything that does not be-
long in the locker, including
garbage and old projects.
Students should not use their
lockers to store items they
don’t need for school. Tat
only takes away space for the
stuf kids do need for class.
* Group according to
schedule. In addition to em-
ploying a color-coding sys-
tem, students also can group
books by daily schedule.
Organize the locker based
on which classes are held in
the morning and afernoon.
Tis makes it less likely that
students will forget supplies
they need for class.
* Tink about extra ac-
cessories. Lockers have the
basics, which are usually a
shelf and a hook for coats.
All sorts of locker accessories
exist to customize the inte-
rior. An extra shelf may be
helpful for storing books or
smaller supplies. Look into
a message board or more
hooks that can be hung on
the inside of the door. Figure
out what your child can use
to keep items from piling up
on the foor.
* Develop a maintenance
plan. Old assignments may
begin to accumulate inside a
locker. Tis can be remedied
by maintaining a cleaning
schedule for a locker.
An organized locker
can enhance learning
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Each day thousands upon thousands of
children board school buses to take them
to and from school. Parents and caregivers
entrust their children’s well-being to the care
of school bus drivers and aides. Although
parents may worry about school bus
accidents, such accidents are few and far
Te National Highway Trafc Safety
Administration advises that school buses are
designed to be safer than passenger vehicles
in avoiding crashes and protecting against
injury. Buses are arguably the safest mode of
transportation for getting kids to and from
school. By keeping millions of cars of the
roads surrounding schools, school buses
contribute to less crowded roadways, which
are less conducive to accidents.
Danger zone
Tough parents may feel buses are most
likely to be in accidents while in transit,
experts advise that children are more likely
to get hurt during pickups and drop-ofs
when they’re in the “danger zone” of the bus.
Te danger zone is a 10-foot radius around
the outside of the bus. Bus drivers and other
motorists fnd kids in the danger zone are
more difcult to see, and children can get
struck by either the bus or oncoming cars
that fail to stop when the bus is picking kids
up or dropping them of.
Knowing the safety rules
While a large part of protecting children is
on the shoulders of the school bus driver, it
is also vital for passengers to learn the basics
of school bus safety. Kindergarteners or
children who are riding the bus for the frst
time should be taught the rules of school bus
Some schools ofer a school bus tour prior
to the new school year. Tis lets youngsters
acclimate themselves with the look and feel
of the school bus. Tis introduction also
may include information about bus safety,
but parents can also educate their children
(and themselves) about using caution in and
around the bus by following these guidelines.
* Get to the bus stop 5 to 10 minutes prior
to the assigned pickup time. Rushing last-
minute can lead to injury, especially if you’re
chasing down the bus.
* Remain on the sidewalk or grass at
the bus stop. Do not step of the curb into
the street until the bus has arrived and is
completely stopped.
* When boarding the bus, go directly to
a seat and sit down. Buckle up if there are
seatbelts on the bus.
* Remain seated while the bus is in motion.
* Keep voices low so as not to distract the
* Keep your head and hands inside of the
bus, and never hang out of the window.
* Do not throw things on the bus or play
rough with friends or classmates.
* Keep the aisle clear at all times.
* Be careful when getting of the bus. Hold
on while going down the stairs.
* Only get of at your designated stop unless
you have permission to get of elsewhere.
* When exiting the bus, walk at least 10
steps past the front of the bus and cross in
front where the driver can see you. Do not
cross behind the bus.
* Wait for the driver to give you a signal
that it is safe to cross. Be sure to check that
all cars on the road have come to a complete
* Get to the sidewalk or of the street as
quickly as possible.
* If you’ve forgotten something on the bus,
do not run back and attempt to retrieve it. Te
driver might not see you and start the bus.
Rather, call the transportation department
and see if you can pick it up at another time.
* Do not get into the cars of strangers
waiting around bus stops, even if they ofer
to take you home.
Parents can arrange to meet with bus
drivers so that they will recognize their faces.
Adults also can encourage schools to host
bus safety courses to further ensure their
youngsters are safe.
Technology is an important part of many
people’s daily lives. Devices like computers,
tablets, smartphones, and video games are
now so widely used that it’s hard to imagine
a life without email, the Internet or text
Even children are proving adept at using
technology, which can be a valuable tool
for educators attempting to reach today’s
youngsters. Digital learning is learning
facilitated by technology. Not only can
digital learning be done in the classroom,
but also it can extend to home life as children
continue to explore lessons through hands-
on interaction with digital devices.
According to data from Project
Tomorrow’s “Speak Up” study, an initiative
of the nation’s leading education nonproft
organization, students are frustrated with
the lack of technology in their schools
and by the lack of sophisticated use of
that technology. Te study indicates that
students want more of the following:
* social-based learning;
* tools that increase untethered learning;
* development of and connection to a
personal network of expert resources; and
* a digitally rich learning environment.
Students acclimated to technology at
home are not content to merely rely on
textbooks or CDs in the classroom. Tey’re
more interested in interactive, Web-based
tools that enhance communication and
As a result of this shifing landscape,
parents should expect to see more lessons
and homework involving interactive
technology. To make this transition go
more smoothly, teachers and parents can
work together to ensure kids are making
the most of the exciting developments in
Te following are just a handful of the
changes that fgure to come about as a
result of the transition to digital learning.
* lesson plans, assignments and
tutoring opportunities available online for
continued reference;
* learning-centered chat rooms for
peer-to-peer interaction and sharing of
* Digital content in the way of high
quality academic materials available
through interactive apps and not stagnant
PDFs or text materials. Sofware may range
from video lectures to learning games.
* Increased availability of teachers and
professors. Students and parents will be
able to reach out to educators beyond
school hours if assistance or further
clarifcation of assignments is needed.
* Supplemental material that comes at
the pace of the student, rather than the
pace of an entire classroom. Interactive
and adaptive sofware enables students
to spend more or less time on lessons to
achieve the best level of learning.
* Digital communication with educators,
including online conference scheduling.
* Smartboards, tablets and laptop use
more heavily integrated into classrooms.
Digital learning and technological
advancements are changing rapidly and
helping to reshape the classroom and how
kids are learning.
Dealing with the digital learning world
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Guitarists, vocal-
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percussion, audi-
tions at Faith Fam-
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FREE GED classes,
day (M T W and Th,
8:30 to noon) and
night (M and W
6:30 to 9), Gonza-
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1135 St. Paul, 672-
Plant packers need-
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- 4 p.m., benefts,
must be able to lift
50 lbs. Day shift.
Apply at ofce, 925
St. Andrew, Gonza-
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River City Roofng is
hiring Sheet Metal
Helpers. Must have
driver’s license and
dependable trans-
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ence is a plus. 830-
J.M. Oilfeld Service,
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and must be will-
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Independent Sales
Garage Sale, Sat-
urday, August 9th,
8-? 711 Jones St..
M/W/C clothes,
Garage Sale. Sat-
urday, August 9th,
8-12, 1200 Block
of St. Lawrence.
Clothes, all sizes,
washer, dryer, misc.
4-Family Garage
Sale. Saturday, Au-
gust 9th, 8-? 811
Larry Dr. Garage
located in back of
house. Lots of ev-
Garage Sale: Satur-
day, August 9th, 8
a.m. - 2 p.m. 1121
Division St. M/W/C
clothes, shoes, a
little bit of every-
Huge Yard Sale this
Saturday, 8/9/14
from 8 am-1 pm.
Please no early
birds. 637 CR 244/
Gonzales, TX. 2
miles North of Gon-
zales on Hwy. 183,
turn left on CR 244
by the new Dodge
dealership, 1/2
mile down on the
left, 3rd entrance,
Black pipe fence
with Tx. Flag. Watch
for signs. Lots of
Men’s, Women’s,
Teen’s Clothing,
Shoes, Boots, Flip
Flops, Purses, Jew-
elry, Books, Glass-
ware, Home Decor,
Dishes, Chairs, Toys,
Games, Sports
Equipment, Golf
Clubs, Christmas
and other seasonal
decorations. Many
new items.
Mossberg Rife
Model 100 ATR
30-06 Cal, Fluted,
Matte Finish, Syn-
thetic, new in box.
$340. 830-540-
4566. (8-7-14)
240 ft. long, 4ft.
high Chain link
fence. $200. Rail-
road ties, $3.00,
500 gallon, Butane
Tank, $750. 830-
875-3028. (7-31-14)
Welder Home
Gym, originally
cost $1,200, selling
for $400. 512-844-
Want to buy used
golf cart to be used
in the yard. 830-
437-2232, call after
12 pm. (7-31-14)
Computer desk,
gun cabinet, lamps,
2 bedroom sets, 2
end tables, 2 piece
entertainment cen-
ter. Call for prices.
830-672-7308. (7-
Micil Toilet Safety
Support. Still in box.
For Sale $40. 830-
263-2482. (7-24-14)
WW covered horse
trailer, 2009, origi-
nal owner, 16’ w/
divider door, light-
ing used. $2,100.
Call Bob at 512-468-
Miele 30” double
electric oven. Used
less than 3 years.
Excellent condition.
$1,500. 830-672-
Rotocycle for sale. 5
ft. high, 3 pt. hook-
up. Fair condition.
$300. For informa-
tion, call 830-203-
For Sale: Scott’s Rid-
ing Lawn Mower.
$250. 263-0024.
Mini Honda Gas til-
ler. $150. Excellent
condition. 361-208-
15’x30’ above
ground swimming
pool w/flter & mo-
tor. Needs liner.
$1,735. Elna Elec-
tronic Sewing Ma-
chine, $7450. Two
Alto Saxes, one Ten-
or Sax, one Clarinet,
Sump pump, $50.
Play pen, $21. Foot
Stool heavy wood
fowered uphol-
stery, $50. Comput-
er desk, $50. Ham-
mond Organ, $375.
17 Cu Ft. Upright
Freezer, $250. Flow-
ered Easy Chair.
$35. Sheila Wright,
672-2719 or 203-
2 gas weedeaters in
excellent condition.
$100/both. 361-
Washer, Dryer, Mi-
crowave $400 for
all. Call 830-481-
For Sale: John
Deere LT150 riding
lawn mower. 361-
Riding lawnmower.
MTD, 42” cut. Ex-
cellent Condition.
$500. 361-208-
PA System. Kus-
tom 8 Ch. 400 Watt
System, 2 15” Sp-
krs, 1 12” Monitor
Spkr. Stands. Lots
of wires, 4 micro-
phones w/cables.
Mic stand with
gooseneck, $1,200.
Call 830-437-2046.
Christmas Tree -
artifcial 7 ft. Loads
of lights, garland,
ornaments. $75.00.
Baseball Cap Col-
lection. Never
worn. 200 assorted
Busi ness/ school
etc. with Storage
carrying cases.
Will sell in lots of
50, $2.00 each. In-
cludes carrying/
storage case. 830-
For Sale: 30 ft. steel
angled steel truss-
es. Very heavy duty.
For barns and steel
structured build-
ings. $500 a piece.
Call 713-449-7464.
Kuhn 800 lb Heavy
Duty Disc Mower. 3
point hookup. Lo-
cated in Moulton.
Pergo laminated
fooring, locks to-
gether, glue not
necessary. Approx.
110 sq. ft. uncut -
135 sq. ft. total with
cut pieces. Good
to VG. Pickup only.
$100. Call Chico,
830-263-1445 or
PTO Irrigation
Pump - New $3,500,
will sell for $1,500.
Call 830-263-4126.
Low Boy Trailer.
5x10. $625. 361-
208-3565 anytime.
For Sale. 140 joints
of 2 3/8 pip. $5,600
frm. 830-480-8098.
For Sale: Modern
Coke Vending Ma-
chine. Cans, Bottles,
adjustable bin.
Bill changer. Runs
great. $425/obo.
Juicer - Jack Lalane.
Used 5 times. $60.
Perfect condition.
Food Lovers Diet
Kit as seen on TV.
Meals, $120, will sell
for $60. 830-263-
Beautiful size 5,
Girls dresses, jeans,
tops, leggings,
etc. for sale. Name
Brands. Like new.
Very Reasonable.
New Crop Paper-
shell Pecans avail-
able. In-shell, $2.50
lbs or Cracked,
$3.00 lb. Contact
Jason Pape, 830-
203-0084 or Jenni-
fer Pape, 830-203-
Craftsman leaf
blower. 200 mph
air blower. $65. 361-
Antique claw foot
tub. Pretty good
shape. $200 frm.
For Sale: Dometic
Retractable Awning
for Travel Trailer.
New arms. 20 ft.
long, 20 ft. wide.
$575/obo. 830-857-
Longwheel base
shell, for pickup,
like new. $500. 361-
Good used 2 - 17”
tires. 2 - 16 1/2
wheels with tires.
Truck tubeless -
fts Ford, Dodge or
Chevrolet -8 hole.
Two bolt on bum-
per hitches with
balls. One steel
plate with ball for
gooseneck hook-
up. Parking space
for travel trailer.
Electric & water. Call
672-2335 or 478-
16” Rim, 8 holes,
2 new 14” tires, 2
used 14” tire & rim,
1 used 15” tire and
rim. Oak Dining Ta-
ble. 361-594-4307.
Greenhouses for
Sale, 30ftx100ft, as
is where, you pick
up, at Harwood, in-
tersection of 90 &
304. Contact: 281-
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City of Waelder
Welcomes you to participate in
1st Annual Community Wide
Saturday, August 9, 2014
7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Maps with address may be picked up at the
following locations in Waelder:
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Adult Ed Instructors
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Victoria College is hiring a part time in-
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held in Yoakum. Position requires a
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Texas Gathering Company is now
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experience. Need Hazmat and
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benefts. To fll out an application,
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The City of Gonzales is accepting sealed proposals for Concession Services
for J.B. Wells Arena and Park, until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014. At
2:00 p.m. the name of all vendors submitting a Proposal will be read publicly
but no contents of the Proposal will be disclosed. The Proposal Package is
available on the City of Gonzales website http:/www.cityofgonzales.org or by
request made to the City of Gonzales City Secretary.
Sealed proposals, subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Request For
Proposals and other contract provisions, will be received in the City Secre-
tary’s Offce, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, before the clos-
ing date and time.
Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or package (8 1/2” x 11”
minimum). Sealed envelopes shall be clearly marked as follows:
ATTN: City Secretary
Concession Services for J.B. Wells Arena and Park
City of Gonzales
The City of Gonzales reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals, and to
waive informalities. The City Council’s decision will be fnal.
Allen Barnes
City Manager
P.O. Box 547
820 St. Joseph Street
Gonzales, Texas 78629
Tel: (830) 672-2815
Fax:(830) 672-2813
City of Gonzales
Boards and Commissions Vacancies
The City of Gonzales is currently advertising the following vacancies
for various Boards and Commissions; these positions are volunteer
only, no compensation.
Golf Course Advisory Board
Gonzales Economic Development Corporation
Gonzales Library Board
Mainstreet Advisory Board
Planning & Zoning Commission
Tourism Committee
Zoning Board of Adjustment & Sign Control Board
JB Wells Park Advisory Board
Be a resident of the City of Gonzales (required for all
Boards/Commissions unless otherwise noted).

Complete an application, available on the City’s website:
www.cityofgonzales.org or from the City Secretary’s offce at
the Gonzales Municipal Building, 820 St. Joseph Street.
Deadline for applications: Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Request for Proposal for
Newspaper of Record
The City of Gonzales is requesting proposals for Newspaper of
Record services to be awarded September 2, 2014, with ser-
vices to begin October 1, 2014 and extend through September
30, 2015. This Request for Proposal (RFP) represents the legal
classifed ads (employment ads), classifed bid/public notices
and subscription costs.
The sealed proposals for Newspaper of Record Services for the
City of Gonzales will be accepted until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Au-
gust 26, 2014. At 11:00 a.m. the name of all vendors submitted
a Proposal will be read publicly but no contents of the proposal
will be disclosed.
Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or package
clearly marked as follows:
ATTN: City Secretary, Kristina Vega
Newspaper of Record
City of Gonzales
The City of Gonzales reserves the right to reject any and all Pro-
posals, and to waive informalities. The City Council’s decision
will be fnal
Kristina Vega
City Secretary
National Geograph-
ics in leather bound
slip cases. 1982-
2000 & maps. Make
an ofer. Call 437-
Toro Weedeater,
4 string. $75. 361-
Restaurant Tables.
Formica. 2 seats &
4 seats. $50 each.
Men’s used jeans -
great condition. $5/
pair. 32x29, 32x30,
32x32, 35x30,
35x32, 36x30.
One pair 32” waist
shorts. Call 830-
Crocheted Afghans,
baby blankets, sin-
gle 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
HP 2500 CM Printer.
Professional Series
color printer. $25
obo. 672-7546. Ar-
lene or Linda.
55 Gallon metal
or Plastic Drums.
Volume Discounts.
$5.00 each. 830-
For Sale: Custom
made picnic tables;
made with treated
lumber, with bolts
and screws - will
make the conven-
tional table with
seats attached
to table; will also
make tables with
seat benches sepa-
rate from table: 4-6
or 8 foot made for
your specifc needs.
Call 830-540-4776
or 830-857-3273 for
pricing and avail-
ability information.
7 bags of shred-
ded paper & vari-
ous boxes. Great for
packing. Call 830-
519-4176 (Gonza-
Party dresses for
sale: 4 short, 2 long.
Purple, yellow, gold,
blue green. Also
jackets, men’s jack-
ets, overcoat, etc.
Call 672-8034.
For sale: Singer
Sewing Machine
with pedal, table
w/6 chairs, almost
new, hand cro-
cheted table cloth,
large, white, an-
tique 3 pc. Loveseat
and other yarn cro-
cheted items. Call
For Sale: Concrete
parking curbs 6’
long 6” tall plain or
painted, 16’ + 20’
long concrete cattle
guard bases. Call
Vic for pricing, 672-
6383 or 857-3827.
Unicorn Collection
for Sale. Call Fran-
ces between 9pm-
10am, 830-857-
1800’S Double Bar-
rell Shotgun, Rem-
ington $1,500. Call
Antique Straight
Razor display case,
18x24 (Memorabil-
ia). $695. Call 512-
Troybilt Trimmer
with attachments
(edger, tiller). 4
cycle, uses straight
gasoline. $250. 361-
EGGS. Free Range
chickens. $2.00
dozen. Will deliver
to Gonzales weekly.
Large shower chair.
19” color TV w/
stand, stand has
rollers. 857-8090.
in Gonzales County.
All sizes and shapes,
ready to use. (830)
Firewood: Pickup
load is $60.00. If you
haul. Delivered is
$85. Call: 830-540-
We deliver good
coastal round bales:
$75-$100. Coastal
mix cow hay, 1278
lb bales - $70. John
Bankston, Milano,
2003 Eicher trac-
tor model 364 NC,
original owner - 35
hp, 2-wd, 2 cylinder
diesel, category 1
hitch. Less than 650
hours. Runs fne.
Comes with opera-
tor’s manual, 210
Koyker front-end
loader, Dale Phillips
post-hole digger,
6’ Howse shredder,
and 5’ disc. $7,500
package deal. Call
Bob at 512-468-
For Sale: 300 gallon
Imperial Skid Tank.
$375. 830-433-
1176, Seguin Area.
For Sale: 4 farm
trucks, $2,000 each,
or $7,000 for all. Call
For Sale: 7 pc. Bas-
sett dining room ta-
ble. $400. 263-0024.
Big solid oak law-
yer’s desk. $50. 830-
Beds & furniture for
sale. 512-656-0521.
1966 Falcon Sport
Coupe. Very nice,
Ford red. 84,000
miles. Runs great.
Great shape. Looks
fantastic, garage
kept. Reduced to
$8,200. 512-844-
8820. (7-31-14)
1970 240Z, was run-
ning, many parts.
$3,800. 512-844-
8820. (7-31-14)
Want to buy older
small pickup to be
used of road. 830-
437-2232, call after
12 pm. (7-31-14)
2006 F-350, 1 ton
dually. Very clean,
wellmaintained, 6
new tires, Adves-
able 110,000 m
$47,500. 830-928-
1203. Can be seen
in Fredericksburg,
2012 GMC Arca-
dia SLE2, very nice
diamond white,
black leather, low
mileage, V6 engine,
many extras. Call
361-293-7425 or
cell, 361-293-8768.
For Sale: 4 farm
trucks, $2,000 each,
or $7,000 for all. Call
2001 Mitsubishi
Spider convertible.
Runs great. $3,900/
obo. 512-738-7134.
Ford Fusion, 2013.
Only 7K miles. Ex-
cellent condition.
$17,000. 830-437-
3/2 Beautiful Manu-
factured Home, Price
is Great! Must See!!
Great starter HOME
call for more info,
Buena, Bonita, Bar-
rata preciosa mobile
home con muchas
cosas para ofrecer.
Para mas informa-
cion hablanos para
mas informacion,
Tape and Textured
singlewide 3 bed-
room. 800-369-6888.
Open till 6 pm, 7
days a week. Fayette
Country Homes of
Schulenburg. (RBI
2015 doublewide,
3 bedroom, 2 bath,
32x48. Delivered
50’s. Fayette Country
Homes of Schulen-
burg. 979-743-6192.
Open to 6pm daily.
(RBI 32896)
Large selection of
used singles start-
ing delivered 19,900.
Fayette Country
Homes, 800-369-
6888. Open 7 days a
week. (RBI 32896)
One bedroom mo-
bile home. Almost
new. One bathroom,
on 10 acres of land,
cow pens, arena,
electric gate, shed,
very nice. 6545 Hwy.
304. 830-203-1953.
For sale: Doublewide
Mobile Home, 3BR/2
full baths. Good Con-
dition. 830-203-8977.
Belmont RV Park. We
have FEMA trailers
for sale. From $2,500
& up or rent to own.
Please call 830-424-
Mobile home for
rent in Waelder.
3BR/1BA. Please
contact Grace, 830-
Mobile Homes
for rent - 3
bedroom/ 1bat h,
$695; 2 bedroom/2
bath, $695; 3 bed-
room/2 bath, $895,
all are fully fur-
nished, air/heat, PT
Security Guard. 900
Old Shiner Rd., Yoa-
kum, 361-582-6593.
For Sale or Lease. 3
BR Trailer House, 2
RV Spots. Leesville.
Room and Bath for
rent. Single person
only. Reasonably
Priced. Call 672-
Room for Rent -
1BD/1BA, private
entrance. 830-857-
Attn: Oil Field Work-
ers. Wyman’s Room-
ing 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
House for rent in
Gonzales 2600 sq.
feet, 3 bedrooms,
2 1/2 bath with
optional 4th bed-
r oom/ s unr oom.
In-ground pool
with entertaining.
Minimum 1 year
contract. $2,200/
month. (Pool guy
and yard man in-
cluded). Call 512-
694-6430 for more
i nformati on. (8-7-
1BR unfurnished.
1814 Sycamore.
Young couple. Rent
$500/ Deposit $300.
Contract required.
For more informa-
tion call 830-672-
For Rent In Shiner,
3bed 1 bath, nice,
quiet neighbor-
hood, 509 West
9th, $850 rent plus
deposit. 830/832-
3/1, large carport,
plenty of storage,
downtown. $950/
mo., $1,200/dep.
2/1 St. George St.
With yard & porch.
Great location.
$550/monthly. 830-
4br home, 2 living
rooms, 3 baths. Sits
on 2 1/2 acres. For
information, con-
tact Grace, 830-399-
Beautifully fur-
nished home
for rent
Completely fur-
nished 3BR/2 full
bath home for rent
in downtown Gon-
zales, Tx. Beauti-
ful executive style
master bedroom
with 2 additional
bedrooms. Home
is furnished to ac-
commodate up to
8 people total. All
appliances includ-
ing new refrigera-
tor, range, full-size
washer and dryer,
microwave oven,
cofee maker,
toaster oven and
all kitchen supplies
included. All towels,
sheets, linens also
included. Weekly
housekeeping ser-
vice and all utili-
ties included. Short
term and long term
leases available.
$3,500-$4,000 per
month depending
on number of peo-
ple and lease terms.
Security deposit
and application re-
quired. Available
October 1st. Please
call 437-386-0929
for more informa-
Nixon Area. 3/2, like
new, CA/CH, wash-
er/dryer hookups.
$1,000 per month.
House in the coun-
try for rent. Three
bedrooms and two
bathrooms. See to
appreciate. Security
deposit and one
month’s rent. One-
year lease. Call 361-
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Plant Openings
Plant Palletizers &
Cleanup Positions
Benefts include:
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
EquipmEnt OpEratOr 1
parks and rEcrEatiOn
Essential Job Functions:
• Mows, weed eats, trims trees, picks up trash and debris,
paints, rakes/drags volleyball courts & baseball/softball felds,
cleans park restrooms.
• Operates equipment such as a tractor, mower, chainsaw,
weed eater, pole-saw, back pack blower, chain-saw, edger, or
truck as required.
• Performs routine inspections to ensure vehicle/equip-
ment is in proper working condition.
• Services and make minor repairs on equipment.
• Paints and makes minor repairs to park structures and
playground equipment.
• Loads, transports, and unloads necessary materials for
assigned projects.
• Performs routine maintenance and repairs on irrigations
• Performs routine maintenance to landscape areas.
• May attend educational seminars designated by Supervi-
• Reports any problems or concerns to Supervisor.
• Able to work weekends and special events.
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons
of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds
• Must have knowledge of operating light equipment.
• Must be able to understand and follow written and oral
• Must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with
co-workers, and Supervisor.
• Must observe all safety rules and procedures, and report
unsafe working conditions to Supervisor.
Required Education, Experience, and Certifcations:
• High School Diploma/GED.
• State of Texas Class C Driver’s License.
• One-Two years of experience operating light equipment.
• Non-Commercial Applicator’s Certifcation is preferred.
Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-em-
ployment drug screen and pre-employment physical.
Applications for employment may be found at www.cityofgonza-
les.org or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall 820. St Joseph. Please
submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St Joseph or PO Box
547 Gonzales, TX 78629. Position will remain open until flled.
The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.
Part Time Instructor
Needed for
Truck Driving Course
Victoria College, in partnership with
Houston Community College, is hir-
ing a part-time CDL Instructor to teach
courses in our Truck Driving Program
at our Victoria College Gonzales Cen-
ter. Must have three years recent truck
driving experience, a clean driving re-
cord, a valid Class A CDL license and a
current DOT physical. To complete the
VC on line application visit Victoria-
College.edu>Quick Links>Jobs at VC.
The DeWitt County Sheriff’s
Offce is accepting applications
for full time Jailers. No previous
experience necessary, $33,100
per year with benefts. Licensed
jailers start at $34,200 per year
with full benefts. Successful
applicants must possess a high
school diploma or equivalent,
have a Texas driver’s license and
be willing to do shift work.
Applications or more
information may be obtained at
the Sheriff’s Offce 208 E. Live
Oak Street, Cuero. All
applications must be returned
complete to the Sheriff’s Offce.
Production Operators
Apply now:
- at the local Texas Workforce Solutions Offce, or
- at the BYK Additives offce, or
- by faxing your resume to 830-672-1902
BYK Additives Inc.
(formerly Southern Clay Products)
Gonzales, TX
Operator Job Requirements:
- A high school diploma, or GED, and
- the ability to learn how to operate plant processing equipment
- able to work rotating shifts and/or weekend work
- the ability to drive a forklift after training
- demonstrated communication skills, initiative & good judgement in problem-solving
- work safely, following rules and procedures
- lift up to 55 lbs frequently
Preference will be given to applicants who have:
- 1+ years trade school education
- Supervisory potential
- 2 years of industrial or plant work experience and forklift experience
We are looking for team players
to provide unique services.
BYK Additives Inc. offers a competitive total compensation package and is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
BYK Additives Inc. 1212 Church Street, Gonzales, TX 78629
Attention Oil
Furnished 4br
house, sleeps 5.
Ready for move-in.
Fully equipmmed
kitchen, covered
patio, fenced,
lighted parking, in-
dividual air & heat,
32” fat screen TV’s
& Refrigerators in
each room. Must
see. 713-501-3416.
2BR houses for rent.
No Pets. Month to
Month. Call 830-
2 bedroom, 1 bath
house in Gonza-
les for rent. Fridge,
Microwave, Stove
and can be fully fur-
nished. Remodeled
last year with new
hardwood foors,
Central Air, bath-
room tile, $1,050/
mo. 830-542-9743.
Ofce Space w/Liv-
ing area to rent in
the center of town
(On the Main Hwy).
Call (830) 672-5738.
Must see!!! Charm-
ing 2BD/1BA re-
modeled house
located in country
setting at 7102 FM
2091 North (Gon-
zales, Texas); Ap-
prox. 10 miles from
Gonzales. Spacious
yard, shade trees,
glass-tiled backs-
plash, new laminate
wood foors. Call
(830) 672-3771 or
(512) 938-9131.
4/3, 2 Living areas
around Waelder
Area. $800/deposit,
$1,300/month. Big
yard, front & back.
Cottages for Lease.
Fully furnished cot-
tages for rent in
Gonzales, TX. In-
cludes all furniture,
fat screen TV, lin-
ens, kitchen items &
appliances (full-size
refrigerator, range,
microwave, wash-
er & dryer). Utili-
ties paid. Weekly
Housekeeping In-
cluded. Month-to-
Month Lease. $500
Security Deposit.
Application Re-
quired. 1 Bedroom,
$1,300/month, 2
bedroom, $1,600/
month. Call 830-
351-1195. Shown
by appointment.
House for Rent.
3BR/2 1/2 BA. 1536
Sq. Ft., w/2 master
suites. Perfect for
oilfeld executive or
families. In Marion.
$1,100/per month.
2BR/1BA house. 765
Sq. Ft. Large deck
on back. $875/mo.
Marion, TX. 830-
3/2’s from $595/
month. Several
homes available.
homes.com. Lock-
hart, 512-376-5874.
Cabin for Rent.
1BR/1BA. Secluded,
in country. $100/
nightly, Mon.-Fri. or
$350/weekly. Week-
end rates vary. No
smokers. Call 830-
857-0986 or 830-
Completely re-
modeled inside
and out. 2 & 3 bed-
room homes. Fully
furnished. Rent
by night, week or
month. Fantastic
ne i ghbo r ho o d.
Cheaper by night
than hotel room.
3BR/2BA large
house. Fully fur-
nished, beds, linens,
washer/dryer, cable
T.V., stove, refrigera-
tor. CA/CH. Great
for crew. Monthly
or lease available.
Home in town,
plenty of parking.
Motel Suites. 2 bed-
rooms, full kitchen,
porch/small yard.
$68 nightly, $310
weekly. Crews wel-
come. Call Mike,
512-292-0070, 512-
Single Suite. Perfect
for Supervisor for
Oil Company. Full
kitchen, washer/
dryer, TV/Full cable,
wireless internet.
No smoking inside.
No Pets. Fully fur-
nished and all bills
paid. Private Yard/
Garage. Weekly,
$280; Deposit $300.
Call 512-292-0070
Furnished with all
bills paid -- Full
Kitchen - Personal
bedrooms and liv-
ing room. WEEKLY
Please call Mike at
(512) 292-0070 or
(830) 672-3089.
Single nightly rates
starting at $35.00
per night. Which
include A/C, Micro-
wave, Refrigerator,
TV/Cable and fur-
nished with all bills
paid. Please call
Mike at (512) 292-
0070 or (830) 672-
Looking for a nice
house in or near
Gonzales. 940-284-
2 rooms for rent -
large house, 3 acres
of land with a very
nice home. All bills
paid - furnished.
More information &
frst call 1st served
call. 830-267-0738.
Railroad cars, din-
ing car, kitchen
car, caboose, wa-
ter, tower, storage
bulding, kitchen
equip. Reduced,
$15,000. Luling,
Busy Restaurant
with large customer
base for sale in Smi-
ley, Texas. Equip-
ment included.
Contact Nick or Do-
ris, 830-587-6262,
210-373-6869 or
Ofce space for
rent. 19’x15’. Private
entrance, Wi-Fi,
Electricity included.
Ofce space for
rent. 10’x10’ space
in Nixon. Furniture
included. 830-857-
For Rent: Ofce
space or store front,
960 sq. ft., 1/2 block
of square. Kitchen-
ette, 1 ba, newly re-
furbished. For more
information, call
For Rent: Indus-
trial Property for
rent. M1 Ind. Stor-
age Yard, 70x130.
Church Street. 830-
For sale or lease.
10,000 sq. ft. Bldg.
with multi-level
loading docks -
Prime location
- with ofces and
separate garage.
Call 830-857-5448.
For Lease: Small of-
fce space w/work-
shop located at 339
St. George. Recently
Renovated, $400/
month. For more
information please
(830) 672-5580.
5.5 Acres for Lease/
Sale. Cleared, wa-
ter well, 3-200 amp
loops, and 100 yds
of Hwy. 80 w/good
county road front-
age. In Leesville
between Belmont
& Nixon. Will subdi-
vide. Would make
a perfect oil feld
yard or residence.
Call David, 713-252-
1130 ; Peyton, 512-
Land for lease for
oil feld service
equipment. Prime
location. 4 miles N.
on 183. 2 1/2 acres.
Electric, water,
parking, storage.
Call 203-0585 or
672-6922. (TFN)
1BR/1BA, down-
town. $350/mo.
Efciency Apart-
ment. Lake Gon-
zales. Weekly and
monthly rates. Utili-
ties. TV provided.
No pets. non-smok-
ing. Bob. 830-203-
9790. Have pictures.
- Three units avail-
able, 2 bed/1 bath,
$1,125 to $1,185/
mo., $1,000 depos-
it. Granite counter-
tops, stainless steel
appliances, custom
cabinetry, hard-
wood foor, fully-
tiled bathrooms,
central air/heat,
washer/dryer hook-
ups. No pets. No
smoking. ALL NEW!
(512) 576-5868.
60 hotel rooms
for rent in Seguin.
Laundry and meal
plans available.
Call Keith, 512-757-
Do you need a Pri-
vate Sitter for your
elderly loved one.
Call Megan Wright-
Perkins at 830-203-
I am looking for a
private sitting job
with the elderly
people around
Gonzales. Will sit
at home, hospital
or nursing home.
Please call me at
830-437-2311 or
cell, 263-2768, Emil-
ia Mayorga.
Need your home
cleaned for summer
time? Call Nancy,
Lady will do house-
work, cooking,
cleaning, babysit-
ting, taking care of
elderly people. Ref-
erences. 361-212-
DBK Advertising
Checkbook bal-
ancing, document
preparation, Word-
Perfect “Works 8”,
Color or Black and
white - all done on
compter. Cheap.
mail.com, preferred
or DanielKeith564@
yahoo.com. Call
Looking for sit-
ting job for a sweet
lady in her home.
Includes cooking
and will drive for
her if she needs
me to. Can stay Fri-
day night, Saturday
night but must be
home by Sunday at
3:00. Call 830-519-
Sitting at night tak-
ing care of elderly in
their home. Refer-
ences, transporta-
tion. Call 361-212-
House cleaning
services available.
Reasonable rates.
Servicing Gonzales
and surrounding
areas. References
available. Call Bar-
bara at 979-777-
8710 or email bar-
In Home Appliance
Repair. Washer, Dry-
ers, all major ap-
pliances, 30 years
experience. Haul
Scrap Metal & appli-
ances. Call Larry at
Will do house clean-
ing Monday thru
Friday. Call 830-
Sewing & Altera-
tions. Jo West.
830-203-5160. Call
between 9 a.m. & 9
Lawn mowing ser-
vice. No job too
big or small. Call
830-263-0383 for
free estimate. Also
do weed spraying
around fences. Will
beat any price. Gon-
zales area.
Willing to mow
lawns in morning
or evening. Also will
do weedeating. Not
afliated with any
company’s. 830-
Lawn mowing ser-
vice, residential &
commercial. Will
also mow oilfeld
yards or large oil re-
lated businesses. Li-
ability ins., free esti-
mates and low cost.
No job too large or
too small. 830-263-
Teenager looking to
babysit part-time,
infants & small chil-
dren. Will take care
of at your home or
my home. Call for
more information,
Will do child care in
my home. Includes
meals. Any age (In-
fants onup). Have
two openings avail-
able. Call 830-519-
K-Z Spree, 2009
29tt, ultra light.
All fberglass, fully
loaded, non smok-
ing. Many Extras.
1 double slide-
out, easy lift hitch.
$17,500. 512-238-
29ft RV for rent or
sale. RV will includ-
ed free wif and all
bills paid. Please
call 361-571-6872
for any information.
Mayfower RV for
sale. Call 512-667-
2013 Crossroad
Texas Longhorn
Edition, 32 ft., bum-
per pull, slide outs,
$25,000 obo. Call or
text, 830-275-3269.
For Sale: 2010 RV.
Keystone Springda-
le. 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.
29ft RV for rent or
sale. RV will includ-
ed free wif and all
bills paid. Please
call 361-571-6872
for any information.
30 ft. travel trailer
for rent one mile
from town on Hwy.
97 east. Rent is $300
a week or $1,000
a month with a
$500.00 deposit for
monthly rent. All
utilities paid, fully
furnished, Direct
TV, full bathroom,
private area and
great parking. Call
830-857-3538 or
830-857-4491 to
have a look or more
RV Space and RV
trailer for rent. All
bills included with
Dish Network. 830-
RV for Rent. $300/
wk. Call 512-667-
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 830-
351-0943 for de-
RV Space for rent.
$300 month. All
bills included. If in-
terested please call
Fully furnished
Travel Trailers for
rent. Will rent week-
ly or monthly. Pets
Allowed. $50.00
Deposit. $300 per
week or $1,000 per
month. Call Terry
for details, 830-351-
0943. Will relocate
to RV Park of your
choice. All utilities
Travel Trailer for
rent for RV space
in Smiley. All utili-
ties included, good
healthy environ-
ment. 830-203-
9255 or 361-790-
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. 830-305-
28’ Travel Trailer for
rent. Can be moved
from job site. Call
Ofce or Living
Trailers for lease or
buy. Peyton, 512-
948-5306; David,
RV Rentals available
at Belmont RV Park
Estates. Pool, Laun-
dromat. Call Rich-
ard, 830-556-6905.
RV Space for Rent.
All bills included
with Dish Network
or Travel Trailer for
Rent with all Bills
included with Dish
Network. Please call
830-203-7250 or
One R/V site avail-
able. $450 per
month includes
utilities. For more
info call 830-857-
1418 or 830-857-
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 830-263-
4356 or 830-560-
6963 for showing
and details.
Six RV Hookups for
long term lease at
Harwood. Intersec-
tion of Hwy. 90 and
TX 304. Contact:
2 RV spaces in town.
$295/mo., 1 Mobile
home space for
rent, $295/mo. Call
Finch Park, 672-
RV Sites Available.
Nixon, TX. Clean,
quiet, fair prices.
Pontoon boat.
Good seats, good
stereo, good trailer.
Motor needs 90
Force Powerhead.
$2,500. 830-857-
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2006 Harley soft
tail. $13,500/OBO.
820-203-1565. (7-
Harley Davidson -
2007 Dyna Lowrid-
er with pulled baf-
fes. Blue/Grey 7700
miles. Blue Book
Price - $9,440. Har-
ley Davidson - 2009
883L Sportster 700
miles - Burnt Or-
ange. Blue Book
- $5,190. Will nego-
tiate. Call 830-875-
9126 for more infor-
mation, 8-5pm.
Gruene Harley-Da-
vidson is currently
buying pre-owned
Harleys. Looking
to sell your Harley?
Call Jon Camareno
at 830-624-2473.
2006 Land Prides
4x4 Recreational
Vehicle For Sale.
Approx. 200 hours.
Honda Motor. In-
dependent Suspen-
sion. Windshield
and Roof. 4x4. Ask-
ing - $4,950.00 in
very good condi-
tion. Call 830-857-
Registered Border
Collies. 2 females,
$200. 11 weeks old,
shots. Call 361-774-
2 males, 1 fe-
male Wire Haired
Dachsunds pup-
pies. 1st shots &
wormed. $200. 830-
Precious purebred
Chihuahua pup-
pies. 8 wks. Very
cute & loves to play.
1st shots & wormed,
paper trained.
Raised in my home.
$150 each. 830-
7 days a week.
Hand/Scissor Cut.
Small, $20 & $30;
Medium, $35 & $40;
Me di um/ L a r ge,
$45. Ask for Susan.
WW covered horse
trailer, 2009, origi-
nal owner, 16’ w/di-
vider door, lighting
used. $2,100. Call
Bob at 512-468-
Looking for feedlot
cowboy to put han-
dle on saddle mule.
Longhorn bull calf,
born Nov. 2013. Red
and white. Sire and
mama have great
horns and colors,
gentle dispositions.
830-540-4591. (7-
Goats for Sale. Call
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 Donkey’s. 361-
772-7655 after 6
2006 Blue Roan
handcock mare.
14 hands. Stocky
built. Has worked
cows, arena rop-
ing. Pastured for 1
year. Needs to go to
work. $1,200. 361-
For Sale: Black &
Red Brangus Bulls.
2 & 3 yrs. old. Good
selection. No pa-
pers. 830-437-5772.
Rabbits for Sale.
With cages, with
feeders & waterers.
all for $250. 361-
293-3571, house;
361-208-3565, cell.
Bulls for Sale. Black
Angus and Black
Limousin. Breeding
ages. Gentle. Deliv-
ery available. 979-
Bull For Sale:
* Black polled Her-
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 birth-
ing small calves. *
Heifer calves make
great replacement
stock. * Can be reg-
istered, if papers are
important. * Price
$2,500. Charles
Nunes, 830-203-
FOR SALE: Beautiful
Bay Mare ( brood
mare) 14 yrs. Ex-
cellent bloodline
(Three Bars & Leo).
All ofers consid-
ered. Pics avail-
able upon request:
yahoo.com. Ph: #.
For Sale: to be
moved or removed.
One hundred year
old house, excellent
wood, new tin roof,
story and half. Must
be moved or re-
moved within sixty
days of purchase.
$5,000. 830-857-
0268. (7-31-14)
located in Yoakum,
2br/1bath, central
air/heat, shingle
roof, laundry room
with window, front/
back porch, nature
view surrounds
back yard, excel-
lent location within
walking distance
to HEB, restaurants
and shopping, min-
utes from oil/gas
activity in the area.
MUST SEE! 361-293-
8172, Cali.(7-17-14)
AREA: 2 BD/1 Ba
rock home, sprin-
kler system, privacy
fence, 2 car garage.
1514 Saint Matthew
Street. Call 830-
203-9383 for infor-
For Sale by owner.
5,500 ac - 4 miles
North Langry with
2 miles Pecos River.
Road to river - excel-
lent hunting & fsh-
ing. 1/2 of owned
minerals to convey
to buyers. 4BR/2BA
Rock Home. $850/
Ac. Call 830-703-
House for Sale:
2BR/1BA, hard-
wood foors, large
kitchen, pantry.
Sold with or with-
out large lot in
back. Large fenced
lot. 210 Crisswell,
Yoakum, TX. 361-
Home and land
with minerals for
sale. 2400 sq. ft.
3BR/2bth rock
home built in 2008.
Large oak trees
with improved pas-
ture, guest house
w/ out bui l di ngs,
small horse barn,
stock tank, county
water, cross fenced,
will convey some
minerals, $450,000.
To view call 830-
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,
Land for Sale. 17
acres. 830-857-
45+ Acres for sale.
Pasture land &
wooded acreage.
Native wildlife,
electricity, some
minerals, some re-
strictions. Northern
Gonzales County.
$5,500/per acre.
830-540-3382. (7-
For Sale by Owner.
6700 Ac. with ap-
prox. 7 mi. of Pecos
River that has ex-
cellent fshing and
hunting. There is
1100 ac that is not
fenced out of my
property that you
get free use of. Ac-
tual Ac. for sale is
5,600 Ac at $800.00/
Ac. Will convey 1/2
of owned minerals
which is about 50%
owned. Ranch lo-
cated at Langtry, Tx.
Call 830-703-9990.
5.5 Acres for Sale or
Lease. Cleared, wa-
ter well, 3-200 amp
loops, and 100 yds
of Hwy. 80 w/good
county road front-
age. In Leesville
between Belmont
& Nixon. Will subdi-
vide. Would make
a perfect oil feld
yard or residence.
Call David, 713-252-
1130 ; Peyton, 512-
Looking for feedlot
cowboy to put han-
dle on saddle mule.
Need a lifeguard
for private parties!
For information call
Mobile Mower
Ofering tune-ups,
repairs & parts for
most brands in
my trailer, at your
home. Evenings
and Saturdays.
Tune-ups start at
$30+ parts. 830-
857-4580, Jacob.
Belmont RV Park.
Propane Services.
Call 830-424-3600
or 830-556-6905.
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Lucky Shots by Dee.
Need Family Por-
traits, Family Re-
unions, Birthdays,
School Pictures,
Weddings, Etc. 830-
Plumbing Repairs.
All Types of
Master Plumber.
Reasonable Rates.
Please Call
713-203-2814 or
License #M18337
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1026 St. Paul St.,
Window Tinting,
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Call 672-7100 to place your Misc. For Sale
Randy Smith, Broker
152 Acres. Southwest of Gonzales on FM 1116.
Hilltop, stone, 3/2.5, pool, hot-tub, patio. Good
grazing & oaks & brush for wildlife. 2 stock tanks.
424 Acres. Cheapside. Pens, tanks, some oaks.
$3,850 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
106 Acres. Rockport. Minutes to water, fne din-
ing. Good oaks, coastal bermuda. Nice home
plus modular home. Some minerals. $1,400,000.
62 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay feld.
Pens, well. Cross-fenced. $5,300/ac.
198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Flores-
ville. 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.
28 ft, New
upholstery &
bedding, many
with new
Traver Trailers,
250 Oak Creek Circle, Luling - Beauti-
ful and spacious ranch-style home! App.
2,768 sq. ft. located on 1,246 acres! 3
spacious BD and 3 full BAs! Master bed-
room has a large attached bath w/large
walk-in closet. Two dining rooms, two fam-
ily rooms, offce, open kitchen with island. Brick wood burning freplace! Great
foor plan! Attached two car garage, sprinkler system and beautifull landscaped
yard. City water, but property has a water well for watering the yard! Beautiful
in ground pool! Sit and enjoy the cool breeze on the large deck in the back yard
overlooking the beautiful pool and countryside! Beautiful back yard, country
view! $248,500
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527 Cherry St., Luling -
4BD/2BA, app. 1,669 sq. ft. High
ceilings, hardwood foors, large,
remodeled kitchen, open to living
area. Separate dining room! Large
utility room! Carport attached with
nice, fenced yard! $102,500
627 CLARK ST., Gonzales. -
Very nice 3BD/2BA home. Kitch-
en open to living area. Master
bedroom has an on suite with a
walk-in closet. Engineered wood
fooring in living area. New car-
pet in bedrooms. Very nicely
landscaped yard. Back yard is
a really nice size with a privacy
433 San Marcos Hwy., Luling - Beautiful
Craftsmen Home! 3BD/2Ba, app. 2,140 sq.
ft. Open foor plan. Two living areas. Over-
sized walk-in closet in master. Large shower
with beautiful tile and custom beveled glass,
large Jacuzzi tub. Very niice utility room with
sink. Custom cabinets throughout. Granite counter tops. Stainless steel appli-
ances. Tile foors. Wide plant hardwood foors. Too many upgrades to men-
tion. This is a must see! Energy effcient! 2-car garage, sprinkler system, wrap
around porch. Large covered patio, privacy fence. $289,900
474 POWELL RD, Luling - Beau-
tiful brick home located on app.
4.76 acs! 3BD/2.5BA, app. 3,200
sq. ft. 10 ft. ceilings, spacious
rooms, open kitchen, granite
counter tops, hardwood foors!
Master downstairs, walk-in clos-
ets, 2 dining areas, crown molding
and updateds throughout, coverd
patio, 2-car attached garage!
Beautiful oaks! Private setting.
287 Howard Road, Gonza-
les - On Guadalupe River adj.
Lake 4-H, 2/1, app. 1,068 sq’.
Move in ready, Deck, fshing pier!
4.38 ACS - 1225 San Marcos
Hwy., Luling, Just out of Luling
City Limits. Rd. frontage on San
marcos Hwy & W. Austin St. Elec-
tric avail. Pond/tank on property.
15 ACS Gander Slough Rd -
Kingsbury, 3/2, Amish barn, w/
water & electric, outbldg w/elec-
tric, tank, 2 water wells. $199,500.
155 ACS - 1519 Chuckwagon
Rd., Luling- Fully fenced, utili-
ties, water well, cattle pens, 2
stock ponds. Minerals negotiable.
1008 Center Street, Lockhart - Brick home
with 3BD/2BA, app. 1,864 sq. ft. spacious
and open foor plan and vaulted ceiling and
freplace in the family room. Attached ga-
rage. Covered patio. Large back yard with
privacy fence. Nice area. Located close to
schools. $144,000
3398 KIRKS CORNER, Harwood - 1335
acres with a beautiful country home and
scenic countryside views that surround
the property! App. 2,720 sq. ft. 3BD/2.5BA
Beautiful kitchen w/stainless steel appli-
ances, granite counter tops and a breakfast
bar. Kitchen is open and airy and includes eat in dining. This home has a formal
dining room and/or offce. Updates throughout! Hardwood foors! Very spacious
rooms with 10.5 ft. ceilings. Crown molding throughout! Covered porch across
front and back of home. Attached carport with storage room. Playhouse, sepa-
rate storage building. Bring your horses! Ag exempt! $348,000
HARWOOD ROAD, Luling - App. 1,600 sq.
ft on .94 acre. Very cute country home with
updates. Lots of privacy! Beautiful country
views surrounding entire property! 3BD/2
full BA. Nice family room, dining room, eat-in
kitchen, spacious bedrooms & bathrooms,
nice utility room w/storage. Master bath remodeled 2013, kitchen counter tops -
tile. New AC-----------painted. Lge. covered patio. Lge. garage w/work-out room;
lots of storage. Plenty of room for your horse &/or garden! Just minutes from
town, yet nestled wonderfully in a beautiful country setting. $129,500
230 SETTLEMENT WAY, Luling - Beauti-
ful home! 2,791 sq. ft., 3 BD/2.5BA, located
on app. 9.03 acs int he exclusive Settle-
ment community at Patriot Ranch. Many
extras/upgrades. Granite counters, custom
cabinets, upgraded appliances, planta-
tion shutters. HUGE laundry room. Bonus room & lge offce! Gorgeous views
overlooking pond & wooded areas. Lge bldg w/5 horse stalls, lots of storage,
working pens, water well w/holding tank, pipe fence. Ag exemption! $469,900
540 THOMAS RD/CR-472, Gonzales - 36 ACRES! Beautiful property w/lots of
oaks! Located just at the end of a county road w/beautiful surroundings! Palm
Harbor home, app. 2,417 sq. ft. 4BD/3 full BAs, offce, two liiving areas, eat-
in kitchen and formal dining room, tow sided freplace, open foor plan, large
kitchen w/island, walk-in-closets, nice utility room, vaulted ceilings! Roof just
replaced in may 2014! Covered deck on front of home. Wonderful breeze fow-
ing across porch with a beautiful country view! Lots of privacy. Lots of road front-
age. Ag Exempt! Ranch fenced and cross fenced. Bring your horses! Hunting
allowed! $295,500
410 Wall St., Luling - Adorable home with
a country feel! App. .67 acre lot! Three
bedrooms, kitchen open to living and din-
ing area. -----------------------brick freplace!
Large utility room that could be used as
an offce. Very well kept home. City water
to home, but this property has a water well
for the yard! Fenced for your pets or 4-H project. Nice detached garage with a
shop/storage building/another garage on one side. Large lot with mature oak
and pecan trees! Secluded and mostly surrounded by pasture land, so feels like
you are in the country. Sit on the covered front porch and enjoy the cool breeze
and country view! $118,500
950 S. PECAN, Luling - App.
3,271.5 sq. ft. 3BD/2.5BA, on
app., .969 ac. lot! Custom blt.
home, beautiful, lge. oak trees!
Lge. open kitchen w/tile counters
& fooring. Abundance of cabinets
& storage! Formal dining room!
Lge great room w/freplace! Spa-
cious BDs! Offce! Bonus room!
Attached 2-car garage. Covered
patio! Beautiful oaks in back yard.
prime neighborhood at end of the
street. $229,000
277 HOWARD Road, Gonzales
- 1.168 acs - beautiful river prop-
erty, rock home, app. 2,648 sq.
ft, open kitchen w/family rm; din-
ing area glassed in - panoramic
view. Wrap aaround porch. On
the Guacdalupe River, adj. to
Lake 4-H. Workshop; fshing pier.
321 E. FANNIN, Luling - App.
3,900 sq. ft. located on corner
of Fannin and Walnut. Formerly
used as Electric Company offce,
storage and shop. Two private of-
fces, two baths, showroom/offce
in front, large garage and shop.
Many possibilities.$194,500
Build your dream home here!
Lot 9 - 9.34 acres $50,800
Beautiful countryside;;
lots of wildlife!
Ag exempt!
777 E. IH-10, Luling - Property
located on IH-10! Plenty of room
for parking or building other out
buildings. Existing bldg. approxi-
mately 1,680 square foot - can be
used for offce space. Water well
& septic; city water and sewer
available. Take Exit 628 to Luling!
PARKVIEW, Luling - Residential
lot, app. 90 x 75 $18,750
PARKVIEW, Luling -Corner lot.
app. 109 x 120 (commercial)
198 River Park Dr., Lot 16,
Luling - App. 78.50 x 120.
1217 N. MAGNOLIA, Luling -
Commercial Building with fenced
yard for equipment storage.
Metal Building has offce space,
restroom and warehouse space.
150 FM 86, Luling - 2.25 ACS-
On FM 86, just out of Luling.
Close to hwy. 183. Mature trees.
Can be used for commercial or
residential. $48,825
1217 N. MAGNOLIA, Luling -
Commercial Building with fenced
yard for equipment storage.
Metal Building has offce space,
restroom and warehouse space.
182 FLASH CIRCLE, Patriot
Ranch, Luling - Oak trees! Gated
community w/high fence! $51,000
182 River Park Dr, Lot 15, Luling
- App. 71.50 x 120. $15,750
8.77 ACS!, Luling - Lot 13,
The Settlement, Luling Cleared,
beautiful hill, ready for building
that dream home! mature oaks!
1.68 ACS, Luling - San Mar-
cos Hwy. and 610 W. Austin St.
NEW LISTING! 287 Sunfower Trail,
Luling - 82.617 Acres! Beautifully remod-
eled home, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half
bath. Approx. 2,486 sq ft, Large master
suite with bath, two utility rooms in home.
Bonus room! Screened porch with beautiful
country setting! Land is Ag exempt! Coastal Hay Patch! 3 Ponds! Barn! Ranch
fenced and cross fenced! Rural water! Water well for cattle! $525,000
1030 Darst Field Rd., Luling -
51.89 acs.
FM 1322, Luling - App. 115.88 acs.
CR 267, Luling - 109.88 acs.,
324 Apache Ledge, Cibolo
4755 FM 2623, Seguin - 26.56 acs
123 Plum, Luling
260 Oak Creek Circle, Luling
208 Mulberry, Luling
614 Algrita, Luling
156 River Park, Luling
275 Oak Creek Circle, Luling
139 River Park, Luling
New Listing! 717 Lemonmint, Lockhart
- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths! 10 ft. ceilings,
freplace, open foor plan! New fooring
throughout! Wood fooring in living areas!
Freshly painted, move in ready! Corner
lot with beautiful landscaping in front and
back. Covered patio! Storage Building and playhouse in back yard! $162,500
1845 E. Pierce St., Luling - 2
acs! Can be used as res. or
comm., Bldg. 1, ap. 250 sq. ft., w/
loft & cvd porch on front & back.
Bldg. 2, shop/storage building,
app. 175 sq. ft. Bldg. 3, app. 640
sq. ft., built in ‘02, 1BD/1BA, lge.
living area & dining, lge. master
(can convert to 2 rms) central
AC/H, cvrd porch. 2 dtch. car-
ports. A rare fnd. $239,500
126 Palmo, Luling - Recently
remodeled! Approx. 1252 sq. ft,
3 bedrooms, two full baths, open
kitchen, new fooring, new appli-
ances, remodeled bathrooms,
wood burning freplace, attached
garage, great neighborhood by
golf course. $118,500
457 San Marcos Hwy., Luling - Beauti-
ful home with lots of space! Completely
newly wired, plumbed, new windows, new
roof, new appliances, remodeled kitchen
and baths, new fooring! 4 Bedrooms, 2.5
Baths, Beautiful hardwood foors! Open
kitchen with island, stainless appliances are all new and includes new stain-
less steel refrigerator! Granite counters! Eatin bar in kitchen! Large utility room/
offce! Beautiful in ground pool! Covered patio! metal roof, 50 yr. guarantee! At-
tached 2 car garage! Energy effcient! This is a jewel and a must see! $394,900
Great for
Storing Your
Stuff. 8ftx28ft
Box Area.
28ft BPull
Storage Units,
For the Elderly 62 or
Rent is based on income
Water, sewer and trash
are paid
Cable provided at $15.00
a month
(830) 672-2877
1800 Waelder Road,
Gonzales, TX
$500/dbl. occupancy
Includes electric/
RV Park
Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
Country Village: New on mkt.....$185,000
New: 4+acs./Home, 183 N..........$225,000
Superb home........$375,000.......$325,000
12 acs./neat home, country life.....$160,000
71 acs., treed, 2 homes, miner-
31 acs., pond, lrg. home..............$268,000
Historic Home: 124 N. Hamil-
10 acs., utilities, trees..................$92,000
10.96 acs., commercial. Hwy. 183 N.,
reduced to..................................$349,999
New: 17+ acres, FM 1116..........$160,000
3.7 ACS. 4BR, 3BA, 2LV.................. $150,000
306 McClure - 3BR, 1 Bath................$65,000
1618 St. Peter - Home and extra lot....$70,000
473 Crockett Lane-Settlement - 3 bd.,
beautiful property..................................$258,000
1602 Water St.-commercial/rental....$150,000
2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home.....$145,000
792 90-B - Lakefront..............................$89,000
312 Cr. Rd. 471, Lakefront + ,3 bd.,
1.5 acre lot............................................$150,000
11.2 acs., Hwy 90. Gast Rd.......$5,300/Ac.
CR 228 - 15 acs., M/H, trees................$87,500
153 acs., FM 2091.........................$795,000
61 acs., perfect homesite.................$4,990/Ac.
3.94 acs., Settlement.......................$65,000
10 acs., Settlement.........................$79,000
2-4 acs., Sarah DeWitt............$25,000/Ac.
1 ac. Seydler St...............................$25,000
8.7 acs., city limits........................$120,000
58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town.............
Lot - Live Oak..................................$8,000
401 St. George-approx. 3400 sq. ft.................
Shirley Breitschopf
Lynnette Cooper
Carol Hardcastle - 830-857-3517
Jymmy K. Davis - 512-921-8877
Our friendly staff can be reached by:
Phone: 830-672-2522 or
Fax: 830-672-4330
Serving Gonzales and Central Texas
Shirley Breitschopf
Lynnette Cooper
Carol Hardcastle
You can reach our staff by calling:
Phone: 830-672-2522
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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Finances are on your mind
this week, Aries. You could be
driven now more than ever to
get your ducks in a row. Expect
such tasks to be a bit stressful
but ultimately worth it.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, avoid being side-
tracked by some familiar ob-
stacles. Even with the best in-
tentions you can get pushed of
target. Pay attention and stick
with it.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, it may be tempting
to set aside responsibilities in
favor of more exciting experi-
ences. But the real opportuni-
ties for adventure come from
making commitments and
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, you may fnally be
ready to express feelings that
you have been keeping to your-
self. If you are worried about
how others will respond, don’t
be. You have accepting friends.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, do not deny yourself
some pleasure, especially if you
have been putting in a lot of
work and efort to attain your
goals. Enjoy a little down time
when you can.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, you cherish your time
with friends and family this
week, spending as many free
moments with them as pos-
sible. In the coming days, carve
out some alone time for your-
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, you are no stranger
to meeting other people’s de-
mands, but you need to be very
frm about what you want right
now. Work with others but
make your opinions known as
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, your intensity helps
you get through some difcult
projects in the weeks ahead. Be
sure to make some time for rest
and relaxation once your proj-
ects are fnished.
Dec 21
Sagittarius, there is a lot
more going on in your life now
than meets the eye. Moves that
you make could be crucial to
your success, so do your best to
make sure you make the right
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan
Capricorn, expect some ini-
tial dissent when you propose
an unorthodox solution to a
problem. Don’t worry much, as
others will come around when
the plan starts to work.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Do not allow your emotions
to get the better of you this
week, Aquarius. Steer clear of
confusing issues and do not
delve too deeply into things
you don’t understand.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, expect to be ac-
knowledged for some special
contributions this week. Stand
up and take your bow with
grace and appreciation.
Tom Brady, Athlete (37)
Jef Gordon, Race Car Driv-
er (43)
Maureen McCormick, Ac-
tress (58)
Vera Farmiga, Actress (41)
Wayne Knight, Actor (59)
Roger Federer, Athlete (33)
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It was French philosopher
Jean-Paul Sartre who
made the following sage
observation: “Tree o’clock
is always too late or too
early for anything you want
to do.”
Tose who study such
things say that of all
teenagers who wear braces,
at least 60 percent have
matched the rubber bands
on their brackets to their
Mary Todd Lincoln’s
half-sister, Emily Todd, was
married to Confederate
Gen. Benjamin Helm.
When her husband died in
1863, Emily crossed Union
lines to visit her sister in the
White House. Newspapers
in the North created a furor
over incident, speculating
that the the general’s
widow could be a spy. Afer
taking an oath of loyalty to
the Union, Emily Helm was
granted amnesty.
John Lennon appeared
on the frst cover of Rolling
Stone magazine.
Do you go to action
movies just to see the car
chases? Here’s a real-life
doozy for you: In 2002,
afer a bank robbery
in Wrestedt, Germany,
the culprits led law-
enforcement ofcials on
a 620-mile chase through
several countries. Afer two
days, the criminals were
fnally apprehended in
Rivne, Ukraine.
Te original Mickey and
Minnie Mouse were voiced
by Wayne Allwine and
Russi Taylor. Te human
pair also were married in
real life.
If you’re like 37 percent
of Americans, you feel a
sense of satisfaction when
you fnish vacuuming. If
you’re like the rest of us,
you just hope the kids wait
a few hours before spilling
cereal on the carpet again.
According to historians,
Roman emperor Caligula
once declared war on
Neptune, the god of the sea.
Afer his soldiers ran into
the ocean and stabbed at
the water, Caligula declared
victory and ordered the
men to collect seashells as
war trophies.
Tought for the Day:
“In the end, everything is a
gag.” -- Charlie Chaplin
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