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illnesses but also work to prevent

The Gonzales Healthcare Systems Board of Directors on Tues-

day tabled action on naming an

architectural firm to design the
project. Preliminary estimates have
ranged from $13-24 million.
Tim Markham, who heads the
boards Building Committee, said
his group asked to table action to

give it the chance to hear proposals from several more architectural

firms before beginning the finetuning of the project.
We know it is a big project, he
said. We want to make sure were

Waelder OKs bid

for piping project

Good Thru December 28, 2014

1803 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Lights of Love event

kicks off Winterfest
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Investigators examine the wreckage following the collision of a passenger

vehicle and a Gonzales Fire Dept. vehicle Saturday at Highway 90A at Seydler
Street. responding to an emergency in Waelder on Saturday. The fire vehicle was
eastbound on 90A responding to a reported house fire in Waelder and entered
the intersection with its emergency lights and siren activated and was struck
by the pickup, headed southbound on Seydler. A Gonzales firefighter and the
driver of the pickup were both transported to area hospitals with unspecified
injuries. (Photo by Mark Lube)

Special election
set for Saturday

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Decision 2014

Early voting numbers are

down heading into Saturdays special election to select a candidate to take the
Texas Senate seat being vacated by Comptroller-Elect
Glenn Hegar.
Only 360 votes were
cast early by personal ap-

peaarance through the end

of early voting on Monday.
Polls will be open from 7
a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday in
Seeking the seat in the
open-field election are
three Republican candiELECTION, Page A7


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accepted their November

meetings minutes, the payment of bills for the month,
and the Financial Reports
for November.
Next, the council voted
to award the bid for the
Downtown Sandpipe Rehab and Coatings Project
to Williams Painting and
Sandblasting. The project
includes exterior piping
and Waelder lettering for
a total of $159, 842. The

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Gonzales, and Texas, this

week mourned the passing
of longtime local oil and
gas industry landman and
political activist Myrna Patterson McLeroy.
Albert Martin (in hat) interacts with Northshore Millworks chief craftsmen.
McLeroy died Sunday,
(Courtesy photo)
Nov. 30, at her home surrounded by family following a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was 76.
A private interrment is

Former Cost residents craft

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MANDEVILLE, La. Planning some

do-it-yourself home renovations? A couple of former Cost residents are now taking their craftwork nationwide via a cabletelevision network.
In early October, Cost native and former former resident Geoff Philippus and

his wife, Julie, who manage their familys
custom cabinet and architectural millwork company, Northshore Millwork in
Mandeville, Louisiana, were contacted by
Juma Entertainment, a production company for the Do It Yourself (DIY) network
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Waelder City Council on
Tuesday awarded a contract
for a downtown pipe rehabilitation project and made
a donation to a Gonzales
church to aid that organizations efforts in aiding
Waelder families.
Proceedings got underway with an open forum,
during which one citizen
spoke. After council members noted his concerns for
later consideration, they

Community, Texas
mourn the passing
of Myrna McLeroy

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City crews and investigators check the damage Monday morning after a trailer
being towed by a city vehicle broke loose from its hitch and plowed into the
parking lot at Victoria College on St. Joseph St., damaging several vehicles. No
injuries were reported (Photo by Debbie Toliver)



scheduled at Waelder Cemetery in Waelder preceding
a celebration of Myrnas
activity-filled life at 11 a.m.
Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, 426
St. Paul in Gonzales. All are
invited to greet the family
during a luncheon immediately following the service.
Active in the oil and gas
industry for more than 40
years, Myrna was also a
passionate political activist, beginning with the 1964
presidential campaign and
continuing almost right up
to her passing as an influen-

Myrna McLeroy,
tial Republican Party member and chairman of the
Gonzales County Republican Party for more than two
Her passing was felt
throughout Texas.
Myrnas selflessness in
service of her state and the
causes she believed in are
an inspiration to all Texans, Gov. Rick Perry said.
I was privileged to know
her for many years, and
proud to appoint a woman
of such strong leadership
and character. My prayers
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On November 25, the Gonzales Educational Foundation presented teachers from Gonzales Elementary and East Avenue Primary checks for new technology for their classroom.
Teachers applied for the grants earlier in the year. (Photos courtesy Angela Zumwalt)

Reading 4 iGen will be used to fund the purchases of an iPod, listening dock, iPad (with a case), an
Apple TV, and a $50 iTunes gift card to purchase audio books on the iPod for each of the 3rd grade
ELA classrooms. This will allow the teachers to create more interactive lessons and increase student
engagement. It also allows each student access to current technology they may not have at home to
increase their literacy.
iPad Air, Amazon gift card and iTunes gift card for kids (Left)
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If youre out at Winterfest this weekend and see these folks, thank them for helping raise the tent for Winterfest. Santa gets welcomed to Gonzales officially on
Friday with the Lighted Christmas Parade, along with gift, food and fun vendors.
Those who donated the time and money for the tent this year and the last two
years are: Silent Santa, Michael Mercer Welding, Enclosure, and Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38. (Courtesy photo)

Gonzales Winterfest Celebration

This Weekend
on Confederate Square

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Snow, Santa at Hospital

get Winterfest underway
The Lights of Love Community Christmas
Reception hosted each year by the Hospital
Foundation will kick off Winterfest for the City
of Gonzales. The Main Street Board and Hospital Foundation Board joined together to add
an additional day to this years celebration.
The Hospital Foundation will be hosting
their annual Lights of Love Community
Christmas Reception this Thursday, Dec. 4
from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin
in the hospital outpatient clinic to share the
Spirit of Christmas with our community. The
Lights of Love ceremony is an opportunity to
illuminate the memory of a loved one or honor
someone special in your life by giving a light to
shine on our Christmas Tree which will glow in
their honor or in their memory.
Childrens music will be performed by Grace
Christian Academy and Christian Kids PreSchool with special music performed by Jennifer Lamprecht and band, Unified City.
The community is welcome to participate
in the ceremony honoring someone special in
their life with a $5 contribution for a Light of
Love, $100 contribution for a Shining Star and
a $1,000 contribution will provide a special
tribute to those who you love and cherish by

naming them a Christmas Angel of Gonzales

Healthcare Systems. All proceeds will benefit Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation
funding quality healthcare.
Your gift gives honor and tribute to those
who have made a difference in your life while
giving the gift of life to others. For more information please contact Connie Kacir at 830-6728758 or 830-857-3932.
Mayor Bobby Logan has informed us he received a call from Santa requesting a helicopter
to fly him in to town. Santa will be bringing
snow for all of the good boys and girls to play
in during his visit. Snow activities and pictures
with Santa will be a gift for all those in attendance.
Mayor Logan has arranged Santas flight
through AirLife and will be landing at Gonzales
Memorial Hospital during the Lights of Love
event. The children will treasure the memory of
watching Santa Claus and Mr. Mayor fly in and
land on the hospital helipad to visit and play in
the snow!
Mr. Mayor and the Hospital Foundation extend their invitation to all of Gonzales to join us
for this Winterfest event as we celebrate Christmas 2014 with our city, family and friends.

Winterfest activities slated

Gonzales Winterfest activities get underway on Friday, Dec. 5 starting with Santas
Market on Confederate Square from 5-9
p.m. The Main Street Lighted Christmas
Parade is scheduled to get underway at 7
Pioneer Village will also be hosting Stars
in the Village from 6-9 p.m. on both Friday
and Saturday.
Saturdays Winterfest events begin at 8
a.m. with the annual Jingle Bell Fun Run.
Santas Market runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m..
There will be an ice skating rink available
on the square from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The $10
admission fee for skaters benefits the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Foundation.
The Gonzales Learning and Career Center Pet Parade is scheduled at noon.
Also scheduled on Saturday is the Historic Homes Tour from 2-6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available at the Gonzales
Chamber of Commerce.
The Historic Homes Tour continues on
Sunday from 2-6 p.m.

Fri. & Sat. - Vendors,

lots of great Christmas Gifts
Sat. - 10 - 2 - Silent Auction under Tent
items to bid on for Christmas Gifts
(All proceeds go toward Christmas
decorations for Main Street)
Ice Skating Rink 10 - 3 - lots of fun for
all ages.

WAELDER: Extends utility billing

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council plans to finance the payment over

five years.
Afterwards, Interim Chief of Police Rich
Elliot gave the montly police report. He
had no major news at the time, but he did
use the opportunity to briefly introduce his
departments newest hire, Officer Kevin
The council got back to making decisions by approving the Housing Authoritys payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) and
decided to re-budget it. They also decided
to extend the utility billing due date from
the 12th to the 15th of the month in order
to comply with U.S. Postage Service delivery changes. This change will be effect as of
January 2015.
Next, the council went about changing
a couple of city policies. The first was a
revision of the citys Brush Pickup Guidelines, which now includes a clause stating
citizens need to contact the city prior to
cutting brush so that the city can ask the
county for help if it is required. This is just
to give them plenty of notice and help keep
the city clean. The second revision was
made to the citys Driveway Requlations
and Policies, which now says the city will

provide each residence with a culvert and

gravel for an entrance. The city has been
receiving lots of complaints on the matter
and this should clear them up.
Council members then decided to forgo
the Blue Santa program for 2014 and instead make a $500 donation to Faith and
Family Church of Gonzales for their county-wide gift distribution project. Forty-one
applicants from Waelder are already signed
up, and the councils donation will help
more citizens in need receive gifts for the
The next piece of business continued on
the subject of the holidays: the city employee Christmas dinner. The council set the
event for December 20 from 5-6:30 p.m.
They also decided to hold Librarian Doris
Burneys retirement ceremony that evening
so that people can honor and thank her for
her service to the community.
As the meeting came to a close, council
members entered into a executive session.
After some brief discussion, they reopened
to the public and announced they would
begin hiring a new police officer. They
also announced they were tabling hiring
a Chief of Police and a citizen complaint
against Interim Chief of Police Rich Elliot
to a later date.

To the Voters of Gonzales County,

My Constituents:
I am honored to be your newly elected District Clerk!
I greatly appreciate your friendship and hospitality
during this past year, as I campaigned for this office.
Many of you, friends and new acquaintances, helped in
so many ways. Your efforts and monetary donations are
greatly appreciated.
As I prepare to take office, I pledge to you, my
constituents, a District Clerks office that will be
managed professionally and with respect for all.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

In Our View

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

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Where is the outrage over black-on-black violence?

I wonder how the folks in Ferguson, Missouri, their hateful allies in the mainstream news media
and entertainment industry, and
the opportunistic anarchists would
have reacted had Michael Browns
life not been taken by Officer Darren Wilson that fateful day last August?
What if Officer Wilson had
simply let the situation go and
Brown had instead been killed by
other black gang members as part
of a botched drug deal?
Would we still see rioting, not
only in Ferguson but in other cities
around the U.S.? Would we still see
Browns fellow thugs paying tribute
to his life by breaking into stores,
looting them and then burning
them down? Would we still see
pampered football players with the
St. Louis Rams staging some kind
of racist demonstration?
Would Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and other professional racists
still be trying to fan the flames of
hatred against white people had
Brown been killed by a black man?
Would Browns mother he
lived with his grandmother because

Dances with

Editor and
his birth mother had no parenting
skills still be making the rounds
of talk shows and selling T-shirts?
And Heaven forbid would
Garth Brooks still be canceling
television appearances if Brown
had followed the path hed embarked on in life to its nearly-inevitable conclusion?
In the wake of the Michael
Brown shooting, as in the wake
of the Trayvon Martin incident,
the television talking heads, college professors, leftist politicians
and idiots like Rosie ODonnell
are unanimous in saying we need
a national dialogue on race relations. Theyre absolutely right on

But unlike what those folks will

tell you, that national dialogue
doesnt need to focus on unchecked
racism among white people and the
continuation of white privilege.
Instead, that dialogue needs to
storm directly into our black communities and roar in one resounding voice: TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURELVES!
Were either Brown or Martin
shot and killed simply because they
were black? The unvarnished answer is no. If either or both had
been white, brown, yellow or any
combination of the above, their
actions on the days of their deaths
would still have gotten them shot.
Why is there outrage over two
young black thugs being killed by
persons operating lawfully, but not
a peep over the thousands of murders of young black males by other
young black males? Every year,
7,000 young black Americans are
killed in the United States and
94 percent of them are killed by
other young black Americans.
If were to have a national dialogue, lets focus it on why the nations black community continues

Children of today dont know how

good we had it when we were kids

Always jump in the puddles! Always skip

along side the flowers. The only fights worth
fighting are the pillow and food varieties.
Terri Guillemets

Its time to play a game I call In My Time.

Now in my time is that time of a yesteryear.
Back when I was young. In the Eisenhower era
when two-lane highways were the norm. And
the interstate highway system was in its gestation period.
The 19 and 50s.
Im sitting here with coffee in hand. On the
couch is my imaginary great-grandson. Lets
pretend hes bespectacled and pale and frail. I
will call him Ishmael.
He has some kind of electronic game contraption hes manipulating with opposable
thumbs. His brow is furrowed and eyes are
strained, yet trained on the 5-inch screen at
arms length. It seems to me the game hes concerned with has negated a desire of discovery
... to explore outside.
Numerous times I have attempted to get his
attention. To no avail. Small talk or braggadocio is of no interest to him. He could care less
if I scored 32 points in a singe basketball game
or went to regional in tennis.
So I drift off into a private void. To reflect on
my youth of so long ago. While growing up in
a little farming community in Central Texas.
There in Rosebud. Located in Falls County,
Now a lot of nearly-normal folks say small
towns are stifling. Nothing to do. Nowhere to
If there was any chance of getting my imaginary great-grandsons attention Id discuss
with him that that just aint so.

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to enable and glorify crime, racism,

sexism and thuggery within its own
Its white fear, you say?
I hate to break it to you Oprah,
but if you are dressed like a gang
member, listen to music which
glorifies criminal actions of gang
members, talk like a gang member, act like a gang member and
threaten me like a gang member
Im very likely to assume youre
a heartless gang member intent on
killing me, and will take actions to
defend myself (like shooting you)
no matter what your skin tone is.
To be truthful, many black Americans are waking up to whats going
on in their communities and realize that simply blaming others isnt
going to solve the problem.
As noted by conservative black
columnist Walter Williams, quoting former NAACP leader and
Pastor C.L. Bryant, the notion of
an epidemic of white men killing
black men is ludicrous: The greatest danger to the lives of young
black men are young black men.
Grammy-winning music producer Pharrell Williams asked Ebo-

ny Magazine why black Americans

arent asking the hard querstions
of themselves. In Browns case,
Browns bullyish behavior. Not
with the kid, but with whatever
happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior
is OK. Why arent we talking about
Although currently in popular
disfavor, comedian Bill Cosby was
even more direct in addressing the
NAACP convention in 2004: I am
talking about these people who cry
when their son is standing there
in an orange suit. Where were you
when he was 2? Where were you
when he was 12? Where were you
when he was 18 and how come you
didnt know that he had a pistol?
And where is the father? Or who is
his father?
People marched and were hit
in the face with rocks to get an
education, and now weve got these
knuckleheads walking around ...
These people are not parenting.
They are buying things for kids.
$500 sneakers for what? And they
wont spend $200 for Hooked on

Jim Cunningham

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

Its my belief Rosebud was a lost paradise.

In the 19 and 50s. Imagination for a youngster
my age was a prized toy. And the great outdoors was our playground.
We possessed the simplest of gear: tops,
marbles, jacks, bats and balls, yo-yos, a rope to
skip, and a bike to ride no-hands.
That bike let us wander. To the city dump.
Exploring for treasures among pieces of life
thrown away.
Wed hike the railroad tracks south of town
to the trestle. And dared a northbound train to
trespass our territory.
I would read. Book after book. Checked out
of D Brown Library. An oasis of knowledge
and adventure.
On the grounds of the library were the
towns tennis courts. A group of us found the
area an ideal arena for a game of tag or kick the
can. And on the walk home some 14 blocks
Id locate another sody water, perhaps an RC
Cola, can and kick it. All the way home. The
soda pop can was my personal Pied Piper. The
PF Flyers tennis shoe on my right foot took its
toll for participating in such a pastime.
In the back yard would be clothes line-drying after being put through a wringer washer
in the garage while Jimmy Borden, my neighbor, and I went to war against the North Koreans.
Using our pretend arsenal and clods from
Mrs. Maxwells garden, Jimmy and I killed
over 220,000 enemy soldiers without wounding one. You see, kids can kill imaginary enemies just as adults can kill real enemies.
After a summer shower Jimmy and I would
pilfer slices of raw bacon to use as bait for
crawfishin. Stringing bits of pork on a string
to lower into the crawdads hole there in the
barrow ditch that bordered the street and front
yard. Wed slowly coax the crustacean from its
lair only to set im free once we pulled him
from his mud abode.
Children of my day played with each other.
Dont take that in a wrong way. Day after day.
We enjoyed the outdoor life.
And as gamers of the day it was total body
workouts. Physical activities. We would sweat
and bear the brunt of the brutal sun. It was
rough-and-tumble. Knees on our jeans would
be grass-stained. We fell out of trees and considered it fun.
Come supper time mamas would call us in
and wipe the beads from our necks and send
us on our way.
Should a heavy rain keep me indoors I continued my adventures. Via the printed page.
Thanks to being a card-carrier from D Brown
Library. Or I sighted my eyes on scenes provided by a View Master.
On the couch I see that my imaginary greatgrandson, Ishmael, is becoming a ghost of a
child. Gradually fading away. Apparently I am
not a shepherd of pretend kin.
No. Children of today dont do the things
we cherished so long ago.
Like a quicksilver movie of the mind my
memory of toys and games simple pleasures
of a simpler time are relegated to a past life
... thatll come to a dead end ... down the road.

Lincoln wants his Bible back

To think that President Barack Obama has
taken the oath of office four times (through
accidents of circumstance, twice each time he
was elected). Taking the oath must have become
such old hat that he stopped paying attention.
The president is issuing an executive amnesty
for illegal immigrants based on blatant contempt
for the constitutional order that he is sworn to
uphold. Where does Abraham Lincoln go to get
his Bible back?
There are many opponents of the presidents
unilateral action, but few as eloquent as the
president himself through the years. In one of his
many disavowals of having the power he is now
wielding, the president said at a Univision townhall meeting in 2011 that Congress passes the
law. The executive branchs job is to enforce and
implement those laws. And then the judiciary
has to interpret the laws.
Thank you for the civics lesson, Mr. President.
His new theory is that the president huffily
demands that laws pass, and if Congress refuses,
he can create a new legal dispensation to his
The president and his supporters pretend that
the Immigration and Nationality Act contains a
gigantic asterisk that says, notwithstanding the
elaborate legal infrastructure set out in the law
and the distinctions among different categories
of immigrants, the president can do whatever he
wants. No Congress would ever write the law this
The Congressional Research Service did
a report on prosecutorial discretion and
immigration that, for the most part, emphasizes
its piddling reach. It says, for instance, that
immigration officers may use discretion to
decide whom to stop, question and arrest, or
whether to issue or cancel a Notice to Appear.
No one heretofore has thought this leeway
could be used to eviscerate an entire statutory
scheme. Under the Obama precedent, future

Letters to

Rich Lowry

Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review and a syndicated

columnist for King Features

presidents can use the pretense of prosecutorial

discretion to dispense with swaths of the federal
code and come up with alternatives. Cant
prosecute all pot dealers? Ignore the drug laws.
Cant find every tax scofflaw in the country?
Rewrite the tax code.
Other presidents have, in keeping with
the law, provided temporary relief to foreign
nationals whose native countries have been
torn by civil strife or natural disasters. In 1990,
Bill Clinton granted safe harbor for Central
Americans here after hurricanes hit the region
in 1998. George H.W. Bush did the same after
Tiananmen Square. The numbers were typically
in the hundreds or thousands.
All this makes for a sound basis in precedent
and the law for President Obamas decision to
give Syrians safe harbor in 2012. It doesnt come
close to justifying his executive amnesty.
The gotcha example of George H.W. Bush
granting amnesty to some spouses and children
of recently legalized immigrants in 1990 isnt
apt either, since the scale was much smaller, and
Congress voted to codify it within months.
No matter how much the presidents
defenders stretch for a legal justification and a
precedent, the conclusion is unavoidable that
no one has done this before. President Obama is
said to want to build his legacy, and he is -- as a
man who is shamefully careless of his oaths and
constitutional obligations.
Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
(c) 2014 by King Features Synd., Inc.

the Editor

If Vela wants illegals, let him pay their way

Dear Editor,
In response to the commentary by U.S.
Rep. Filemon Vela (Obama was rational, not
emtremist, Nov. 27):
Regarding the illegal immigrants (and I
stress illegal immigrants, law-breakers), I dont
care how good of a job they do ... they are still
Illegal immigrants should NOT be able to
receive Social Securtity benefits or any other
benefits until such time as they become legal
citizens. Thats rational.
Why should legal citizens have to afford
any benefits to law breakers, illegal aliens?
As Obama has deemed it possible for them
to stay here, why not say they will not receive

benefits of any kind until such time as they

earn citizenship through legal means provided by the law?
Law breakers are law breakers and should
be treated as such and NOT rewarded.
If 8 million illegal immigrants received
even $100 per month each for a period of 10
years it would far outweigh a measly $175 billion in reducing the Federal deficit.
Wake up, Mr. Vela. Why dont you give
YOUR familys income to these law breakers,
you and Mr. Obama? Thats my perspective.
Lloyd Holden

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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Community Calendar

Dec. 4
CDA Tamale Sale
Daughters will sponsor a
Tamale Sale featuring tamales from Venturas Tamales, Victoria. The tamales will arrive fresh made
in Shiner on Thursday, December 4. Pick-up time is
scheduled from 3-6 p.m. at
the Parish Activity Center.
The tamales being offered
are traditional pork, regular or jalepeno, and will sell
for $10 per dozen. Orders
must be placed in advance
by calling Margie Kresta at
361-594-2262, or Quality
Pharmacy at 361-594-2361.
Advance orders must be
placed by December 1. Proceeds from the sale will be
used for scholarships and
other charitable projects of
the Catholic Daughters of
Court # 1604, Shiner.
Dec. 5
4-H Poinsettia Sale
Gonzales County 4-H
members will again be selling Poinsettias this year.
The sale will be on Friday,
December 5th 10:00 A.M.
- 4:00 P.M. at Marrou &
Company. Everyone is invited to come by and see the
beautiful flowers. All presale orders for flowers and
wreaths are to be picked up
that day between the hours
of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. For more information
please contact the Gonzales
County Extension Office at
Gaslight Theater
The Lockhart Gaslight
Theatre is once again performing A Christmas
Carol weekends Dec. 5-20.
performances will be at 8
p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with special 2 p.m.
matinees on Dec. 14 and
Dec. 20. For details or tickets call 512-376-5653 or
GYC Field Trip to the
Friday, Dec. 5, the Gonzales Youth Center will travel
to the Austin Long Center
to view the Nutcraker Ballet. We will leave at 4:15
p.m. from the Center and
return 11:30 p.m. Their is
no charge for the ballet, but
bring a snack for the trip
and bring about $10 for
supper. Dress up! This is a

formed into a
winter wonMUST sign
derland comup at GYC in
plete with Ice
E-mail your local information to:
order to go.
Skating, CarThere is only
a small number of tickets, Oil Museum, 421 E. Davis meeting is free and open life size Snow Globes, Carso the first 15 to sign up St. There will be appetizers, to the public. Registration ousel and Christmas Train
get to go! Call Pat Anders- wine and door prizes, with will begin at 8:30 a.m. The and much more. Christmas
Ryan @ 830-857-3483 for music provided by Country guest speakers and pro- in Downtown presented by
gram topics include: Farm Cuero Main Street is bringJunction.
more information.
Service Agency General ing back last years crowd
Dec. 6
Overview Dawna Win- pleasers and some new exForage
Helping Hands Ministry
kler, Lavaca and Gonza- citing activities this year.
AgriLof Gonzales
les County FSA Director; The Main Street program is
If you are in need of a
meal, Helping Hands, a Wilson, Comal, Gonzales, Explanation of Relevant a department of the City of
non-profit, multi-church and Guadalupe Counties Changes to Ag Policy in Cuero and focuses on the
ministry would like to will host a Brush and For- the 2014 Farm Bill Dr. revitalization of downtown
bless you with a free lunch. age Conference on Tuesday Levi Russell, Extension Cuero through marketing,
Meals will be distributed December 9th at the Gua- Economist; and Demon- promotions, events and hisSaturday, December 6th, dalupe County Extension stration of the Texas A&M toric preservation. Christbeginning at 11 a.m. at Em- Office located at 210 East AFPC Decision Aid Mac mas in Downtown is Thursmanuel Christian School Live Oak in Seguin from 9 Young, Extension Program day, December 11th from
located at 1214 St. Louis a.m. til 3 p.m. Registration Specialist. This part of the 6:00 PM -9:00 PM; Friday,
Street. Volunteers and do- will begin at 8:30 a.m. Five program will demonstrate December 12th from 6:00
nations are welcome. Con- TDA CEUs have been ap- the online decision-mak- PM-10:00 PM and Saturtact Linda at 361-275-1216. plied for pesticide applica- ing tools that are available day, December 13th from
tors. Topics to be covered at to producers to help make Noon to 10 PM. For more
Dec. 7
enrollment information on Cueros
Geronimo VFW 8456 the conference will include important
the Christmas in Downtown
ManageCountry Dance
The Jimmy Sims Band
including tickets, visit the
from Austin will be play- Having a Herd Health age (ARC) and Price Loss Cuero Main Street Website
ing great traditional coun- Plan- How Valuable is It?, Coverage (PLC) programs. at www.cueromainstreet.
try dance music on De- Feral Hog Management, Learning more about ARC com, become a fan on their
cember 7 at the Geronimo Pesticide Laws & Regula- and PLC is extremely im- Facebook page or call the
VFW, 6808 N Highway 123, tions, Pasture Insect Man- portant for producers who Cuero Main Street office at
Geronimo, 3-6:30 p.m.; agement, and Broadleaf must make a one-time de- 361-485-8008.
doors & VFW kitchen at 2 Weed Control Using Her- cision about base and yield
Dec. 13
p.m. Admission is $8 do- bicides. Please pre-reg- updates as well as ARC or
Bantam Fest Christmas
nation benefits the Auxil- ister with the Guadalupe PLC election and enroll- Bash
iary programs. Reasonable County Extension Office ment decisions. The ExtenThe
drink prices & setups avail- by Friday December 5th at sion Specialists and FSA Christmas Bash will be
able. Smoke free & Open 830-303-3889 to ensure an Director will be able to held Saturday, December
Seating; Info 830-305- accurate count for the meal answer any questions on 13th, starting at 4:30 at the
and handouts. Registration ARC and PLC policy and Smiley Fire Station. There
is $25 and includes lunch procedure. The program will be a chili cook off, kids
Dec. 9
and handout materials. In- will conclude around 11:00 games, coloring contest for
Blue Santa Dinner
The Luling Police Depart- dividuals with disabilities a.m. For more information kids and Santa will be there
ment Blue Santa will pro- should contact the office at about the meeting, please at 6:30 to raffle off bikes for
tect and serve your din- least two days prior to the contact Shannon DeFor- the kids.
ner. The department will event so accommodations est, Lavaca County ExtenDec. 14
host its annual Blue Santa can be arranged. For more sion Agent at 361-798-2221
Geronimo VFW Sunday
dinner from 4-9 p.m. Tues- information or to pre-reg- or Dwight Sexton at 830- Country Dance
day, Dec. 9 at Blakes, 621 E. ister for the event contact 672-8531. Individuals with
Austins Weldon Henson
Davis St. in Luling. This is the Guadalupe County Ex- disabilities who require an will be performing all your
a rare opportunity to watch tension office at 210 E. Live auxiliary aid, service or ac- favorites country dance
Lulings Finest serve you Oak in Seguin, 830-303- commodation in order to music at Geronimo VFW,
participate in this meeting 6808 N Hwy 123, Geronwith bread instead of cita- 3889.
are encouraged to contact imo 78115, on Sunday,
tions! Donations will be acFarm Bill Meeting
361-798-2221 to determine December 14, 3-6:30 p.m.;
Exhow reasonable accommo- VFW kitchen opens at 2
Thank You Dinner
dations can be made.
The Luling Chamber of
p.m. $8 donation benefits
Christmas in the South
Commerce, Luling Main
Auxiliary programs. Hall
Street, Luling Economic the Farm Service Agency The Sammy Glass Fam- is smoke free and open to
Development Corp. and of Lavaca and Gonzales ily from Tennessee will be all. Info 830-305-8829/830Watermelon Thump As- Counties are hosting a holding a Christmas con- 305-5478. Barbara Owen
sociation will host their Farm Bill meeting on Tues- cert at Emmanuel Fellow- 830-303-9903/Cell
830annual Thank You Dinner day, December 9, 2014, ship Church on Tuesday, 305-5478
for volunteers and sponsors at 9:00 a.m. at the Arthur December 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 24
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tues- Kasper Pavilion in Green The church is located at
Christmas Eve Services
day, Dec. 9 at the Luling Dickson Park in Shiner. The 1817 St. Lawrence St. in
First United Methodist
Gonzales. Come enjoy an Church, 426 Saint Paul St,
evening of Christmas in the will have Christmas Eve
South. Everyone is invited Services at 4:30, 7:00 and
to attend.
11:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
Dec. 11
December 24.
All are
Christmas in Downtown welcome to join us in
Returns to Cuero
worship to celebrate the
Its the most wonderful birth of our Savior, Jesus
time of the year and Cuero Christ.
Wednesday Thursday
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Joseph Kavanagh, M.D.

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History Project
The St. Paul High School
building is 50 years old! In
celebration and recognition
of this momentous occasion an alumnus is starting
a special project. The goal is
to accumulate as many stories associated with the St.
Ludmila Convent and the
early days of St. Paul High
School as possible. This
includes special traditions
that were observed, unique
celebrations, any historically significant events, as
well as the ordinary, everyday things that occurred
during the long histories
of St. Ludmila Academy
and St. Paul High School.
Please write these memories down! Type-written is
best to be sure all the information is accurate and
correct. We want your stories! You may drop these
stories by the St. Ludmila
Elementary Office or email
them to Be sure
to include your name and
what years you attended St.
Ludmila Academy, St. Paul
High School, or St. Ludmila Elementary.
Donations for Homeless
Luling-area organizations
are working to fill 200 care
bags for homeless veterans
in the Houston area. We are
asking for your help in donating: socks, underwear,
toothbrushes, toothpaste,
wipes, chapstick, washcloths, soap and non-perishable snacks. Donations
can be dropped off at Magnolia Ts, 615 S. Magnolia
in Luling.
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submit an essay on how
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campus and/or communities and built awareness of
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Deputy Santa Program
DeWitt County Sheriff s
Office Deputy Santa Program will be taking nominations for deserving families to assist this Christmas
season. If you know of any
families you would like to
nominate, please fax (361275-3096), email (Jessica.
or call 361-275-5734 and
ask for Kim or Jessica.

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Dec. 8
VFW Post 6209 Christmas Party
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6209 Christmas Party will be held Monday, December 8. Veterans who have served in any conflict and those currently serving in Irag or
Afghanistan are encouraged to attend. Social hour will be held from 4-6 p.m. A catered
meal will be served. Come and meet with other veterans from the Shiner area. Bring
your wives or your significant other. Make a few new friends and learn about our programs that support youth and veterans. We look forward to seeing you at the post. To
keep the caterer informed, please call 361-772-6286.
Dec. 12
Under the Christmas Tree
The Gonzales Crystal Theatre will host the world premiere of the Minds Creative production of Under the Christmas Tree at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec.
13. To purchase tickets online check the website at http://www.gonzalescrystaltheatre.
org/ or call the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce 830-672-6532.
Dec. 13
Legacy Ranch Christmas Party
Legacy Ranch Kids will be hosting their annual Christmas Party on December 13,
2014 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. There will be over 250 children in attendance. Legacy Ranch
is looking for volunteers and for those who may be interested in organizing a toy drive.
Please contact Legacy Ranch for more information. 830-875-6062.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Cannon

We tend to worry about things we cant control: give it all to the Lord
We all tend to worry too
much over things we cant
control. Worry and stress
will mess up the quality of our
lives if we dont get a handle on
our emotions. When the stuff
you and I go through keeps us
from laying our heads on our
pillow and falling into a restful
nights sleep it affects our ability to function properly.
Worry is a choice that you
dont have to make. Scripture
tells us that we must learn to
discipline our minds; to grab
hold of wrong thoughts that
cause us to doubt and make
us afraid- not allow them to
enter into our minds- and immediately think about what is
pleasant and uplifting instead.
The question is...HOW do we
switch channels? And what
do we do if the same program
is playing on every channel?
Not long ago I started to
have one of those nights. No
matter how hard I tried to rest
my mind it just wouldnt shut
off. So I got up. I reached for
my ever-ready jar of Coconut Oil and rubbed my feet

Love, Eloise
and neck (not in that order!).
AHHH! that helped. Then I
sat in my special chair (the
one that has my fantastic
HomeMedics Shiatzu Massager strapped to it), and let
it work its magic on my shoulder knots for 15 minutes. As I
focused on its soothing rhythmic sound I felt my muscles
God always helps me determine the source of the problem at times like these if I seek
His help. So I opened up my
Bible to see what He had to
say. These words popped out
at me: Count your blessings.
I had to smile at how God
works. Count your blessings
is a song my Mother used to
sing to me when I was very
little. Almost nightly Id wake
up frightened by nightmares

and would call out to my

mother, who never failed to
come to my room to assure me
that all was well. This is the
song she would sing softly until I fell back asleep. I couldnt
remember all the lyrics, so I
looked them up:
When Im worried and I
cant sleep I count my blessings instead of sheepAnd I fall
asleep counting my blessings
When my bankroll is getting
smallI I think of when I had
none at allAnd I fall asleep
counting my blessings
I think about a nursery and I
picture curly heads
And one by one I count them
as they slumber in their beds
If youre worried and you
cant sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And youll fall asleep counting your blessings
With these comforting
words I went back to my
bed, laid my head on my pillow and started to think of
how God has blessed me. My
mind drifted back twenty two
years to the Sunday I met my

husband; remembering every

detail as if it were only yesterday. My two boys and I
were driving back home from
church. They wanted to know
what we were doing that day.
I planned on going straight
home, but a very good friend
was having problems and was
heavy on my mind. I had
called her after service to see
if we could visit. She said she
was moving, the furniture was
gone, and the boys would be
bored. So, she said, maybe another day would be better. Id
agreed. But as I approached
the exit to her place...I was
suddenly led to take it.
Little did I know that seemingly insignificant decision
would change the course of
our lives. She was not there
when we arrived. But Eric, her
carpet cleaner, was. He turned
off the noisy carpet machine
and leaned against it to answer my inquiry about the
whereabouts of my friend. We
talked for hours in that empty
apartment, as the boys played
on the newly cleaned living
room floor. The return of my

friend was the only reason our

conversation ended. But, before we parted we made plans
to go to dinner.
As the boys and I were driving away from the apartment
building, my eldest son, who
didnt like anyone I dated,
asked me ... Is this the one
God sent us? To which I
said... Well honey, I guess we
will find out. Three and a half
months later we were married.
It amazes me how God listens
to our prayers and blesses us
beyond our imagination.
As I lay there thinking
about the father and husband God blessed us with, I
heard him snoring. And, that
sound--which could easily be
a source of great annoyance to
a person who is struggling to
sleep--that loud and constant
sound, lulled me to sleep. Because that noise was living
proof of what God has given
Next time you cant sleep
remember all the good things
that have transpired in your
life. Trust Gods faithfulness
in continuing to provide you

with what you need. Believe

that He will not disappoint
you. Philippians 4:6
us Dont be anxious about
things; instead, pray. Pray
about everything. He longs to
hear your requests, so talk to
God about your needs and be
thankful for what has come.
Weve got to stop thinking
that we can control everything. Some things are beyond
our control but never beyond
Gods. Let go and let God is
more than a clever mantra. If
you truly believe that God can
handle what you cant , then
let Him! This will free you
from much undue stress and
you will finally be able to rest
your mind and sleep.
So, when you are worried
and cannot sleep...just count
your blessings instead of
God keep you safe till next
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With many or with few: Big doesnt always mean better church
Many times through the years
people have described to me a favorite church or Bible teacher. Almost
without exception, they will mention
the size of the church or ministry
they are referencing and, of course, it
is usually quite large. The large size
seems to put some weight behind
their decision to follow the particular
I am the pastor of a small congregation, so some might think I
am jealous of bigger ministries; and
I want to be sure and say that many
large churches and ministries have
made wonderful contributions to the
cause of Christ. Certainly, big does
not always mean compromise or
worldliness. Every Christian should
desire to see more people come to
Christ. We should seek to expand
our influence in ways that bring honor to Christ. I am not against big.

Pastors Corner
Lowery is
Clint Clint
pastor of MemoHeights Baptist
Lowery rial
Church in Gonzales.
However, I am concerned that numbers in themselves seem to impress;
and even seem to some to be the sign
that God is pleased and honored with
what has transpired.
There is an interesting Old Testament text that may give a little different perspective on these things. In I
Samuel chapter 14, Jonathan and his
armor bearer are considering an attack upon the Philistines even though
they are greatly outnumbered. I
Samuel 14:6 says, Then Jonathan
said to the young man who bear his
armor, Come let us go over to the

garrison of these uncircumcised; it

may be that the Lord will work for us.
For nothing restrains the Lord from
saving by many or by few. Notice,
what is being said here. God can accomplish great things with many or
with few. It means absolutely nothing to the Lord if He has many or a
few to work with. The numbers on
the battlefield do not determine the
outcome of the battle. The size of the
church does not determine the eternal good that is being accomplished.
The size of the choir does not determine if the music is honoring to God
or not. The size of the class does not
determine if real learning is taking
place or not. Greater numbers do not
necessarily indicate the worth of the
endeavor. Nor do small numbers indicate that something is insignificant
and hardly worth the time and effort.
I recently preached a revival

meeting in a very small East Texas

town. Most of the services averaged
less than twenty people in attendance. Do the small numbers in this
country church indicate that nothing
of eternal significance was accomplished? Is it worth my time to travel
and be away from my own congregation for these few people? Could it
be that eternal good was done among
such a few dedicated souls? This
small group was eager and hungry
to feast on the truth of Gods word.
Remember, it is nothing with God to
save by many or by few. Lets again
think back to the wording of the text
of scripture. Jonathan said, It may
be that the Lord will work for us.
That is the key. Big or small is not the
determining factor. Faithful Godhonoring ministry is that which belongs to the Lord. Ministries that are
yielded to His truth and His Lordship

receive the eternal reward, regardless

of size. Those things that are done
for His honor and for the glory of
His name are worthy of reward. May
the Lord work for us, whether we are
part of a small group or one that is
How about we all make a new
commitment to turn a blind eye to
size and numbers? O.K., we are human and maybe this is not altogether
possible. But to be sure, we can make
a concerted effort to not judge ministries by size and popularity. The
work is Gods. Remember the text
once again, For nothing restrains
the Lord from saving my many or by
few. Whether you are part of a relatively large group or small, trust God
for great and eternal reward. His
evaluation is what matters. Blessings
to you.

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HOSPITAL: Expansion plans

Continued from page A1

being fiscally responsible to our constituents.

Gonzales Memorial CEO Chuck Norris
said the board has been reviewing plans for
several months and was still refining plans,
but said the additions would include:
A 6,500-square-foot building for office
space for additional specialists, as well as
space for offices for some specialists who are
currently utilizing temporary facilities at the
hospital. The Board on Tuesday approved
the service agreement with an orthopedic
surgeon, and Norris said the hospital is also
looking to add an endocrinologist particiularly to aid with diabetes patients.
This building would give us office space
for specialists we have, as well as for those
we expect to have in the future, Norris said.
A larger physical therapy department
than the one currently available at the hospital. This would include a fitness pool partially funded by private donations, as well as
a separate therapy pool.
A vastly expanded Wellness Center,
with additional physical therapy tools such
as treadmills, stationary bicycles, weight
therapy and even free weights. This would
also include a gymnasium slightly smaller
than a typical school gym. The gym would
have a multi-pupose room which could be
used to host physical training classes such as
yoga or martial arts and could also be available to hte public for rental for events. In addition, the gym would include an iondoor
walking track and racquetball courts. Norris
added the hospitals current Med Spa would
also move into the facility.
It will be a lot like our current Wellness
Center, but with a lot more room, he added.
He said the hospital has held off on releasing news of the project until it begins taking
on a more final form.
Markham said his committee would continue to review potential architects. The
Building Commitee could present its proposal to the full Board at the January meeting.
Also on Tuesday, the board reviewed an
array of the hospitals monthly reports, including quality care and financials.
Norris said the hospitals customer satisfaction ratings from patients have been
good overall, and that adding the ability to
give feedback in Spanish has encouraged
more responses.

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He told the Board that the federal Affordable Care Act has had an impact.
The ACA has reduced admissions, he
said, noting that charity care and bad-debt
costs are up partially as a result. Financial
Officer Patty Stewart said the hospital is on
track for $2.1 million in charity care this
On the other hand, one new project has
been a big success.
Our new Waelder clinic is quite a success
story, he said. Our Waelder numbers are
up 40 percent.
The Hospitals financial reports are also
now being impacted by care provided at local nursing homes. Gonzales Memorial has
partnered with The Heights of Gonzales to
enable greater Medicare payments, dividing
those revenues with the nursing home, and
plans are underway to add other area nursing homes to that program as well.
The Board will also review the current
Strategic Plan at its January meeting, and
Norris told board members that the future
Strategic Plan will need to focus on continued partnerships with local employers.
At this weeks webinar, we learned that
whats going on with many of these managed-care programs is that theyre finding
ways to weave people out of managed care,
he said. As we move from the free enterprise system to one that is governmentcontrolled, at least partially, we will need
to maintain strong relationships with local
employers to make sure they can provide
the best health-csare options for their employees.

HOSPITAL: Expansion plans

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out of New York City to provide custom millwork for the second episode of one of DIYs
newest shows, Amish Renogades, as part of a
New Orleans shotgun home renovation.
The show features Albert Miller and Robert Schlabach, two Amish craftsmen from
Ohio who gained fame on Vanilla Ice Goes
Amish. The premise of the new show is for
the two Amish craftsmen from Ohio to take
their building and craftsmanship skills on the
road and renovate homes in some of the most
debaucherous cities across the United States.
The episode taped in Louisiana is scheduled
for airing at an unspecified date later this season.
The young couple invited the production
company to film part of the show at Northshore Millworks 60,000 square-foot facility
which inventories exotic and rare woods from
all over the world along with machines dating
back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.
On Nov. 5, the two Amish craftsmen
worked beside one of the companys most
experienced cabinet builders to build custom
wood pieces for the New Orleans shotgun
home and shared their amazing trade skills.
The production company left New Orleans
to film the third episode of Amish Renogades in Llano in mid-November and that episode will also air this winter.
The production company wanted to find
a company whose high quality craftsmanship
matches that of the Amish and their high attention to detail, said Geoff Philippus, who
serves as Vice President of Northshore Mill-

Albert, the star of the show, said hed work
there tomorrow if he could! Leon, the shows
co-star, commented that the millwork shop
was like a candy store for the Amish! he added.
Northshore Millwork along with a New Orleans interior designer, Maria Barcelona from
Maria Barcelona Interiors, will be featured on
Bath Crashers on the DIY network this spring
as well.
Northshore Millwork offers tours of their
showroom and millwork shop Monday
Friday and sell to the general public. For
more information, visit or or call

Julie George Philippus shows some

of Northshore Millworks precision
machinery to Amish craftsman Albert
Martin. (Courtesy photo)

ELECTION: Five seeking Hegars Senate seat

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dates and two Democrats. The Republicans include State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst
of Brenham, businessman Gary Gates of
Richmond, and former Simonton councilman, businessman and attorney Charles
Gregory. The Democrats are Cindy Drabek, businesswoman and recent candidate for district 85 state representative, of
Rosenberg; and businessman Christian E.
Hawkins, also of Rosenberg.
The special election is open to all
candidates and does not differentiate
by party affiliation. A single candidate
must obtain a majority of the votes or

a runoff will be required.

Mail ballots must be returned by
mail no later than Election Day Dec.
6. The County Clerks office reported
that 275 mail ballots remained out on
The Texas Voter ID Law will be in
effect for the election. The ID requirement does not effect mail balloting.
Because of a scheduling conflict,
voters in Precinct 9, who had been
scheduled to vote at the Waelder
Community Center, will now vote at
Waelder City Hall on Saturday.
On Election Day, Dec. 6, the following locations will be used for ballot-

Precicts 1, 14 and 15: Gonzales
County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph St. in
Precincts 2 and 11: Gonzales Master
Gardeners Center, 623 F. Fair St., Gonzales
Precincts 3, 5, 7, 8: Gonzales City
Building, 820 St. Joseph St., Gonzales
Precincts 4, 6, 10, 13: Gonzales County Nixon Annex, 603 E. Central, Nixon
Precinct 9: Waelder City Hall, 300
Highway 90 West in Waelder
Precinct 12: JB Wells Jr. MultiPurpose Facility/Show Barn, 2301
County Road 197, Gonzales

MCLEROY: Remembered as tireless advocate for Gonzales

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Myrna battled cancer for more than seven years, and said in a feature story in The
Cannon earlier this year that its not how
long you live, but how you live, that makes
the difference.
The most remarkable thing about this
time is that I was happy, enthusiastic and
enjoying life, Myrna said in a story celebrating the annual Gonzales County Relay
for Life. I talked to the Lord at a moments
notice, thanked Him often for his blessings
during this important time. Thanked him
for being there for me, giving me peace to
do what I had to do, and most of all for
saving me.
A friend once said to me, I dont know
how you function. My answer was simple:
Im not in control. So I dont have to worry.
I hope in my struggle, in some way, I
can help future patients with this disease
deal with it and not give up hope.
McLeroy was one of the startup shareholders and was a member of the Board of
Directors of The Gonzales Cannon newspaper until shortly before her passing.
Myrna helped give us our backbone,
Cannon Publisher Dave Mundy said. She
was the one who told us to do what other
small community newspapers no longer
do, to be aggressive journalists. And its a
concept that worked.

She taught me how to fight and overcome the situation, said Nikki Maxwell,
the Cannons original managing editor, via
a message from Korea. She encouraged
me during the creation of The Cannon
newspaper, which would not exist without
her strong and ever-faithful support. At
times she was my landlady, my employer,
my life coach, my business advisor, my
mentor, but most importantly she was my
friend. She was a humble woman who
could afford to eat T-bone steak, but she
preferred Mr. Taco.
She fought her cancer head on and is
now with our Lord, said Richard Green,
who served with McLeroy on the original
board of directors.
She was born in New Gulf on March
31, 1938, to Frank Mathew Patterson Sr.
and Dessie Finch Patterson. She grew up
in Houston, graduating from San Jacinto
High School in 1956. She attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston, where she was Frontier
Fiesta Queen in 1958.
She married Gene Austin McLeroy on
Nov. 29, 1958. After raising her children
in Houston, Myrna moved to Gonzales
in 1984 to be closer to her beloved family
Myrna established McLeroy Land Group
in Gonzales in 1984, specializing in lease
brokerage in central and south Texas. She
proudly served on the American Associa-

tion of Professional Landman Ethics Committee and as a board member of Voyager

Oil and Gas Company.
Her most ardent passion, however, was
the love of her country, which called her
into politics.
She walked door to door in support of
Barry Goldwater in 1964 and later served
as the Gonzales County Republican Chairman for 22 years. For the first time in Gonzales Countys history, Myrna obtained a
Republican Primary Election judge and
polling location for each precinct.
She was especially concerned about the
erosion of individual property rights and
in 2012 was a runner-up candidate in the
special election to replace the late Texas
State Rep. Edmund Kuempel.
She was also elected to the State Republican Executive committee for two terms.
She never turned down an opportunity
to travel the 20 plus county Senatorial
District to train grassroots conservatives
who were eager to be politically active. She
preached personal and fiscal responsibility.
In 1994, she was appointed by then-Gov.
George Bush to the Guadalupe Blanco
River Authority and was reappointed twice
by Governor Rick Perry before stepping
down last year.
She also was an active advocate of
the Gonzales community, sitting on the
boards of the Gonzales County Farm Bureau, the Gonzales Canon newspaper, and

the Gonzales Housing Authority. She was

a founding board member of The Patriot
Academy, a program dedicated to teaching
history accurately, equipping future leaders, and understanding the true price of
She was also proud to serve as a founding school board member of Grace Christian Academy, a school that is a part of
Memorial Heights Baptist Church in Gonzales. She used her gift as a classical pianist as the churchs accompanist where she
faithfully served for the last six years.
When she wasnt working or organizing
an event for a candidate, Myrna was at her
family farm where she had cattle, horses,
miniature donkeys, goats, and rescue deer.
Her grandchildren loved spending time on
the farm with their Mamaw and all of
her animals. Myrna also enjoyed her time
as a Master Gardener.
She is survived by her daughter Shelly
McLeroy Sekaly and husband Tony Sekaly,
her son David Wayne McLeroy and wife
Clare Crosswell McLeroy; her grandchildren Elizabeth Sekaly, William Drew
Sekaly, William Will McLeroy, Mary
Grey McLeroy, and Hudson McLeroy;
brothers, Frank Patterson Jr. and James
Wayne Patterson, sister Becky Pacheco
and husband Jesse Pacheco, along with
many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is
predeceased by her parents and her sisterin-law Vickie Lynn Patterson.


2138 Water Street/Hwy. 183, Gonzales, Texas 78629

Phone 830.672.1888 ~ Fax 830.672.1884

Middle Buster Road

Gonzales, Texas 78629
Fax: 830-672-2888

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Regional Oil & Gas Activity Report

Recent well completion reports as reported by the Texas Railroad Commission for the period Nov. Nov. 26-Dec. 3:
Tracking No. Status
Packet Type API No. Drilling Permit No. Well No. Submit Date
Operator No. Operator Name
Lease No.
Caldwell County
122140 Submitted
Oil / W-2 055-34559
749709 1A
DeWitt County
119936 Submitted
Gas / G-1 123-32927
750006 02H
119937 Submitted
Gas / G-1 123-32946
750321 03H
119938 Submitted
Gas / G-1 123-32932
750325 04H
120594 Submitted
Oil / W-2 123-33255
767528 6H
121458 Submitted
Oil / W-2 123-33509
780337 5H
121683 Submitted
Oil / W-2 123-33510
780338 6H
121849 Submitted
Gas / G-1 123-32494
800800 1H
121935 Submitted
Gas / G-1 123-33502
780222 08H
121987 Submitted
Gas / G-1 123-32422
798842 1H
122031 Submitted
Oil / W-2 123-33099
800374 1MW
Fayette County
119775 Submitted
Oil / W-2 149-33388
794736 1H
Gonzales County
116575 Submitted
Oil / W-2 177-33250
775152 1H
117023 Submitted
Oil / W-2 177-33251
775161 2H
121951 Submitted
Oil / W-2 177-32684
788741 6H
Lavaca County
121185 Submitted
Oil / W-2 285-32050
798018 7
121429 Submitted
Oil / W-2 285-33807
781795 1H

Lease Name

What can the Chamber do for my business? A whole lot!

What can the Gonzales

Chamber do for my business?
What is there to do in Gonzales? Is the Cannon at the museum the REAL cannon?
These are the most common questions asked at our
office. After an in depth explanation, the common response
is, Wow, not bad for a small
chamber! or We never knew
all this was in Gonzales!
The Chamber of Commerce
also houses the Visitor Center.
Over the past several years we
have averaged over 5,000 visitors a year.
How do we track this you
ask? The chamber submits a
form on a quarterly basis to
TXDOT from the information
that is submitted on our sign in
sheet. For example, in 2012 we
had a total of 5,410 people who
signed our TXDOT guestbook
for the year. The state requires
a report of those traveling both
within the state and out of state
and in 2012 there were 858
visitors from out of state! (This
does not include those who
opted not to sign in or arrived
on a bus tour.)
In 2014, the chamber board
of directors adopted a new
mission statement. It is To
promote community prosperity by providing services and
advocacy for our members.
From building up our newsletter subscriptions to over 500
readers, updating our website,
and having over 2,200 followers
on our social media sites. We
continue to strive to better serve
our business members!
Listed are several of the benefits that you will receive when


Daisy Scheske is the Executive Director of the Gonzales
Chamber of Commerce.

you join the Chamber. Remember, you dont have to be a business to join!
Our categories are:
Student 13-18 yrs.
Organizations, Civic Org.,
Business Level I (1-5 Employees)
Business Level II (6-25 Employees)
Business Level III (26-99
Business Level IV (100150)
Business Level V (151-200
Business Level VI (201+
Financial Institution
Website: Your business is
readily accessible 24/7 to those
in search for your services. Our
website is now mobile friendly
and our online calendar syncs
to your smartphone.
Online Job Board: The online job board is a new feature
to our website. We would be
more than happy to post your
current job vacancies online
and share them on our social
media pages.

Business Referrals: The

Gonzales Chamber of Commerce responds to hundreds of
requests via telephone, letters,
emails, social media sites, and
visitors/residents seeking the
area, and local business information. We keep referrals on
file for each business.
If you are already a member
and would like to see how many
referrals your business has, you
can request this report.
Business Showcase: These
are offered to Chamber members through First Friday Coffee, After Hour Social Chamber Mixers, luncheons, annual
Teachers Coffee, and our annual Chamber Banquet. Members also have the opportunity
to meet legislators and dignitaries at events throughout the
Literature Display: Display your brochures, business
cards, and other information
material in our Chamber office.
Email Newsletter: Subscription to Chamber email
monthly newsletter The Cradle of Texas Express and biweekly event update the Cannon Blast. If your business
would like to add an event to
either newsletter, let us know!
We want to help promote
your event. Our newsletter and
Cannon Blast is currently distributed to over 500 subscribers. Chamber Chatter: The
Gonzales Chamber of Commerce has a column in both
Social Media: The Chamber has the ability to publicize
special business offers, job va-

cancies, events, and/or sales

via email or social media outlets to over 2,200 followers. We
monitor our social media sites
such as Facebook, twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest 24/7 to better serve those
who are exploring our area.
Involvement Opportunities: Participation in our Action Committee that is responsible for fundraising events,
promoting members, attending ceremonies and presenting
awards. The Come and Take
It Celebration Committee is
responsible for the annual celebration that commemorates
the first shot for Texas Independence.
Ribbon Cuttings/ Ground

Area Livestock Reports

Nixon Livestock
Commission Report

The Nixon Livestock Commission Inc. Report had on hand, December 1, 2014, Volume,
1059; 181 cows, 18 bulls.
Steers: 200-300 lbs, $354 to $365 to $410;
300-400 lbs., $336 to $346 to $400; 400-500 lbs,
$285 to $295 to $350; 500-600 lbs, $248 to $258
to $305; 600-700 lbs, $225 to $235 to $268; 700800 lbs, $204 to $214 to $250.
Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $312 to $322 to $360;
300-400 lbs, $290 to $300 to $350; 400-500 lbs,
$260 to $270 to $325; 500-600 lbs, $236 to $246
to $345; 600-700 lbs, $216 to $226 to $290; 700800 lbs, $208 to $218 to $232.
Slaughter cows: $50 to $120; Slaughter bulls:
$105 to $140; Stocker cows: $1,275 to $2,900;
Pairs: $2,150-$2,500.

Hallettsville Livestock
Commission Report

The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co.,

Inc. had on hand on November 25, 2014, 980,
week ago, 2,179 year ago, No Sale.
The market was steady to higher again this

week on a Holiday shortened supply. Better

quality classes of calves sold to $3 higher on
the heavier weights and $6 to $10 higher in the
lighter weight brackets.
Packer cows and bulls sold $3 to $6 higher on
approx. 150 hd.
Packer Cows: higher dressing utility & cutter
cows, $110-$129; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $88-$110; light weight canner cows,
Packer Bulls: heavyweight bulls, $131-$139;
utility & cutter bulls, $116-$130; lightweight
canner bulls, $104-$116.
Stocker and Feeder Calves and Yearlings:
Steer & Bull Calves: under 200; $375-$420; 200300 lbs, $345-$415; 300-400 lbs, $330-$420;
400-500 lbs, $290-$375; 500-600 lbs, $248$307.50; 600-700 lbs, $228-$267.50; 700-800
lbs, $217-$242.50. Heifer Calves: under 200 lbs,
$360-$405; 200-300 lbs, $290-$375; 300-400
lbs, $280-$345; 400-500 lbs, $250-$320; 500600 lbs, $230-$270; 600-700 lbs, $215-$236;
700-800 lbs, $185-$220.
If we can help with marketing your livestock,
please call 361-798-4336.

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The chamber
would be delighted to help
your business celebrate with a
grand opening ribbon cutting,
special anniversary ribbon
cutting, or groundbreaking
ceremony. All events must be
scheduled at least 2 weeks in
advance. Your business must
meet the following criteria:
Opened its doors in the
last 12 months
Changed ownership or under new management
Moved to a new location
Has been remodeled or expanded at its present location
Meeting Facilities: Chamber members are welcome to
use our Chamber Board Room
or free of charge when avail-

The chamber has definitely
grown having 289 members
in 2012 to 369 as of October
By joining the Gonzales
Chamber you are making an
investment in your community and its prosperity. We invite you to grown with us and
become a member of the Gonzales Chamber!
If you are interested in becoming a member, please
contact us at 830.672.6532,
or at Admin@GonzalesTexas.
com. All of our information
is available online at www. under the
Chamber tab.

The Luling Oil Museum has

started work on their Pump
Jack exhibit that will be on
display at the new Information Station.
The pump jack was originally shipped out of a Lufkin
Plant back in 1929, and was
sold for $5,000 to Lulings
own Humble Oil and Refining.
It is made up of two pump
jack units, one big and one
small. The exhibit will stand
about 25-26 feet in the air on
the corner of Lulings busiest
This new exhibit will no
doubt attract a crowd for
years to come. Thanks to all
the hard work of B.J.P Inc.
(Tracy Perryman & his crew),
the Oil Museum Board of Directors and some wonderful
donors, locals and tourists
will have an amazing exhibit
to view in the center of downtown.

Maresh Drilling Co.

Under new ownership

Dwayne & Melissa Simper

Well Drilling, Repairs,
Septic System
Contact Dwayne
361-596-4845 or 361-772-5652


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Domingo Martinez

Rancher, and enjoyed caring

for his animals.
Frank is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; Frank and Aloise
Barta, his wife; Eunice Marie
Barta, four brothers and two
Pallbearers were Max
Barta, Scott Barta, Rodney
Barta, Jimmy Barnick, Lorne
Barta, and Tristan Barta.
Honorary pallbearers were
Marvin Barta, Adolph Barta,
Jr., Wayne Spahn, Charles
Benes, Frank Baumann, and
Bud Corbett.


Domingo Martinez Almaguer, 47, of Gonzales, Texas

passed away on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Guadalupe
Regional Medical Center in
Seguin, Texas.
Funeral Mass is under the
direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas
and will be held on Friday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 am at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Gonzales, Texas with Father
Paul Raaz officiating. Interment will follow at Saint James
Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, December
4, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Buffington Funeral Home Chapel in
Gonzales, Texas with Deacon
Alfonso Moreno officiating.
Domingo was born on August 15, 1967 in Cautro Lagunas, Mexico. He was the son
of Salomon and Esperanza
(Martinez) Almaguer. He
married Maria Antonia Solis
on May 23, 1989 in Gonzales,
Texas. He liked to play soccer
and taking care of his garden.
He liked to work on cars and
trucks and do building repairs. He loved spending time
with his family.
Domingo is survived by his
mother; Esperanza Almaguer,
his wife; Maria Antonia Almaguer, two sons; Domingo Almaguer, Jr. of Gonzales, Texas,
Leonardo Almaguer of Clute,
Texas, two daughters; Crystal
Almaguer of Gonzales, Texas,
Karla Almaguer of Clute,
Texas, seven brothers; Pedro
Almaguer and his wife, Elia
of Gonzales, Texas, George
Almaguer and his wife Eugenia of Gonzales, Texas, Saloman Almaguer and his wife,
Veronica of Gonzales, Texas,
Bruno Almaguer and his wife,
Linda of Gonzales, Texas,
Reynaldo Almaguer and his
wife, Cristina of Gonzales,
Texas, Robert Almaguer and
his wife, Crystal of Gonzales,
Texas, Enrique Almaguer of
Gonzales, Texas, three sisters;
Maria Camacho and her husband, Jose of GTO, Mexico,
Veronica Steemer and her
husband, Rickey of Gonzales,
Texas, Esperanza Almaguer
and Anthony Sumale of Gonzales, Texas. He was preceded
in death by his father;Salamon
Almaguer, and one sister; Ascinsion Carrizales.
To join the family in celebrating Domingos life or to
offer condolences, please go

Frank Barta


Frank Barta, 97, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on

Thursday, November 20, 2014
at The Heights of Gonzales in
Gonzales, Texas.
Graveside services were
under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and were held on
Monday, November 24, 2014
at 10:00 a.m. at the City of
Luling Cemetery in Luling,
Texas with Pastor Kara Hairell
officiating. Visitation went
from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
at the Buffington Funeral
Home Chapel in Gonzales,
Frank was born on March
26, 1917 in Gonzales County,
Texas. He was the son of
Frank and Aloise (Maletek)
Barta. Frank joined the U.S.
Army on July 12, 1941. He
served overseas in 8 battles
and campaigns, and was the
recipient of 5 Bronze Stars,
1 Bronze Arrowhead, and 1
Bronze Star with 1 Oak Leaf
Cluster, as well as other Service Medals. After he returned
home, he met Eunice Marie
Nance, and they were married
on November 5, 1951. Frank
was employed by, and retired
from, GVEC in Gonzales,
Texas. He was also a Farmer/


her loving sons, Larry Eugene

Browne, M.D. and his wife
Phylis of Gonzales, Carl Frederick Hopkins and his wife
Jan of Lake Tahoe, grandchildren, Heather Ann McKenzie,
M.D., Holly Leigh Mollgaard,
D.P.M., Larry Eugene Browne,
Jr., Haley Lynn Browne,
Timothy Russell Hopkins
and Jeffrey Allan Hopkins,
Matthew McKenzie, Sophie Mollgaard, Sam Mollgaard, Cooper
Browne, Brody Browne, Allison Hopkins, Blake Hopkins,
Katelyn Hopkins and Ryan
Hopkins. She was preceded in
death by her husbands, parents and sisters, Nina Hoelzeman, Opal Etheridge and Cleo
Private family services will
be held at a later date. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be
made to St. Luke Methodist
Church, 6401 W 32nd Street,
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72204.
Services are under the care
and direction of Seydler-Hill.

Mitchell, Shane Siegfried and

their spouses; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces
and nephews; as well as other
loving family and friends.
Nathan was a loving husband,
father and grandfather, and
his family was his life. He is
loved beyond measure and
will be missed beyond words.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 28, 5:00 PM
8:00 PM at Finch Funeral
Chapel of Nixon. The funeral
service will be held Saturday,
November 29, at 10:00 AM
at Finch Chapel with Brother
Leon Davis officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Bundick Cemetery near Smiley. Memorial contributions
may be made to the charity of
ones choice. All are invited to
sign the on-line guest book
at www.finchfuneralchapels.

Eural Jean Hopkins



After 95 years of joyfully

giving her heart and soul
to her family, friends, and
church, Eural Jean Hopkins
was called home on Saturday,
November 29, 2014. Jean was
born on January 15, 1919 in
Plummerville, AR to Eura Eugene Nichols and Cora Douglas Nichols. Eura was a loving
husband and father to his four
daughters. Jean, the youngest
of the four, idolized her dad
and loved telling stories about
what a wonderful man he was
and how he was a master mechanic who could fix or build
anything including his own
airplane. Unfortunately, her
father passed away at an early
age, and even as a child, Jean
would do whatever it took to
help support her family. So she
began her long career of service work as a seamstress for
the government. Continuing
with her passion for service
she switched gears and began
working as a waitress in a family friends diner as a teenager
in Little Rock, AR where she
met her husband, Addison
Barnett Browne. Not long after they were married, A.B.
was drafted into the Army. In
December of 1944, Browne
was killed in Germany while
saving his best friend during
a WW II raid. He received the
Purple Heart and Silver Star
for his bravery and ultimate
Being widowed at such a
young age did not deter her
faith and belief in the value of
family. Jean continued to work
hard and challenged herself
with a new career when she
began working in Montgomery Wards food department.
Later on she married her high
school sweetheart, John Ralph
Hopkins, who passed away
in 1983. After many years of
dedicated service she retired
as a department manager at
Jeans strong work ethic did
not only pertain to her career
but was the foundation of her
commitment to her faith, family, and friends. As a charter
member of St. Luke Methodist
Church in Little Rock, AR she
was devoted to serving God
and enjoyed the fellowship of
her many friends. She always
said, Without faith and family, there isnt much else!
During retirement she
throughout Europe and numerous cruises from the Caribbean to Alaska. Jean lived
in Little Rock, AR until her
youngest son, Carl Frederick
Hopkins, moved to California. At this point she moved
to Gonzales, TX to be close to
her oldest son, Larry Eugene
Browne, M.D. For the past
several years, Jean has been
blessed to be able to enjoy her
hobbies of gardening, cooking, reading, spending time
with family, and enjoying the
beautiful scenery and wildlife
that south Texas has to offer.
Jean Hopkins was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
and friend to all. She would
do anything for anyone. Yet
she was not so docile as to allow anyone to step all over her
or her family. After all, being
widowed twice, a single mom,
surviving the depression, and
dealing with all the curveballs
life throws she needed her
quick witted personality, her
strong backbone, a spunky
attitude, and a solid faith that
grounded her. With all of this
being said though, the most
overwhelming popular phrase
that is given when anyone is
asked about Jean Hopkins is,
She is the sweetest lady in
the world! May God bless her
as much in the afterlife and
she has blessed all that have
known her.
Jean Hopkins is survived by

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Funeral Home.
Bobbie Sue Hahn


Bobbie Sue Hahn, 80,

of Gonzales, passed away
Wednesday, November 26,
2014. Bobbie was born December 28, 1933 in Waelder,
Texas to William Peeler, Sr.
and Essie Mae Null Peeler.
Bobbie graduated from Gonzales High School with the
class of 1952. She married
Odie Marvin Hahn on January 3, 1953 in Gonzales. She
was a member of the Gonzales
Church of Christ.
Bobbie had worked in Dr.
Heberles Optometrist Clinic
in Gonzales as the receptionist and office manager and
she also worked as a clerk at
Wuest Grocery and retired
from Gonzales County where
she oversaw building services.
Bobbie was an avid gardener
and well known for green
thumb. She loved spending time with her family and
friends. She always had a kind
word and smile for everyone
she met. She dearly loved her
brothers and sisters at Gonzales Church of Christ. She loved
to sing and frequently sang to
her grandchildren. Bobbie was
happiest doing something for
others or doing something
with others like meeting her
friends at the Dairy Queen
office at 2:30 each afternoon.
She enjoyed playing chicken
foot with her Silver Sisters
and visiting with her friends.
Bobbie Sue Hahn is survived by her daughter and
son-in-law, Jackie and Rocky
Patek of Victoria, son and
daughter-in-law, Russ and
Kim Hahn of Abilene, brother
and sister-in-law, William H.,
Jr. and Minerva Peeler of Gonzales, grandchildren, Wendy
Hughes of Victoria, Dustin
Patek and wife Tracy of Dallas,
and Rachel Hahn of Abilene,
great-grandchildren, Erin, Caleb, Emily and Shelby Hughes
of Victoria and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 52 years, her
parents, and her step-father,
Otis J. Halliburton.
Funeral services were held
at 10 a.m. Monday, December
1, 2014 in Seydler-Hill Funeral
Home with Mr. Buddy Martin
officiating. Interment followed
in Gonzales Memorial Park.
Pallbearers: Bobby Manning,
Bill Peeler, Perry Winegeart,
Ricky May, Randall Sweeney, Jene Dreyer. Honorary
pallbearers: Larry Thornhill,
Arnold Moelller, Nathan Gordon, and Dr. John Thomas.
Memorials may be made to
the charity of ones choice.
Services were under the care
and direction of Seydler-Hill
Funeral Home.
Nathan E. Jones


Nathan E. Jones, age 73,

died November 24, 2014 at
his home near Smiley. He
was born January 24, 1941
in El Paso, Texas to Charlie
and Estelle Jones. He was
preceded in death by his
parents and a daughter,
Shelly Marie Siegfried. He is
survived by his wife since July
31, 1965, Kay (Youngblood)
Jones; daughters: Jennifer
Norris and husband James
Mozisek; Catherine Mitchell
and husband John; brothers:
Charles Jones and Roy Jones;
grandchildren: Jessie Norris,
Jacob Norris, Joshua Norris,
Jonathan Mitchell, Brandon


Myrna Patterson McLeroy

went to be with her Lord and
Savior on Sunday November
30, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family in Gonzales, Texas after a courageous
seven year battle with cancer.
Her strength and resolve never let the disease define her or
slow her down.
She was born in New Gulf,
Texas on March 31, 1938, the
daughter of Frank Mathew
Patterson Sr. and Dessie Finch
Patterson. She grew up in
Houston, Texas graduating
from San Jacinto High School
in 1956. She attended Southern Methodist University and
the University of Houston,
where she was Frontier Fiesta
Queen in 1958. She married
Gene Austin McLeroy on November 29, 1958. After raising her children in Houston,
Myrna moved to Gonzales in
1984 to be closer to her beloved family farm.
Myrna was a 40 year veteran of the oil and gas industry, establishing McLeroy
Land Group in 1984. Her
company specialized in lease
brokerage in central and south
Texas. She proudly served on
the American Association of
Professional Landman Ethics Committee and as a board
member of Voyager Oil and
Gas Company.
Myrnas truest passion was
the love of her country and
staying politically active. Her
patriotic journey began as
she walked door to door in
support of Barry Goldwater
in 1964 and continued when
she served as the Gonzales
County Republican Chairman
for 22 years. For the first time
in Gonzales Countys history,
Myrna obtained a Republican
Primary Election judge and
polling location for each precinct.
Myrna was very proud to
have been elected to the State
Republican Executive committee for two terms. She
never turned down an opportunity to travel the 20 plus
county Senatorial District to
train grassroots conservatives
who were eager to be politically active. She preached personal and fiscal responsibility.
In 1994, she was appointed
by then Governor George
Bush to the Guadalupe Blanco
River Authority and was reappointed twice by Governor
Rick Perry.
Myrna never turned down
the opportunity to serve the
Gonzales community, sitting
on the boards of the Gonzales County Farm Bureau, the
Gonzales Cannon newspaper,
and the Gonzales Housing
One of her esteemed accomplishments was being a
founding board member of
The Patriot Academy, a program dedicated to teaching
history accurately, equipping future leaders, and understanding the true price
of freedom. Myrna was also
proud to serve as a founding school board member of
Grace Christian Academy, a
school that is a part of Memorial Heights Baptist Church in
Gonzales, Texas. She used her
gift as a classical pianist as the
churchs accompanist where
she faithfully served for the
last six years.
When she wasnt working or organizing an event
for a candidate, Myrna was
at her family farm where she
had cattle, horses, miniature
donkeys, goats, and rescue
deer. Her grandchildren loved
spending time on the farm

with their Mamaw and all

of her animals. Myrna also
enjoyed her time as a Master
She is survived by her
daughter Shelly McLeroy
Sekaly and husband Tony
Sekaly, her son David Wayne
McLeroy and wife Clare Crosswell McLeroy; her grandchildren Elizabeth Sekaly, William Drew Sekaly, William
Will McLeroy, Mary Grey
McLeroy, and Hudson McLeroy; brothers, Frank Patterson
Jr. and James Wayne Patterson, sister Becky Pacheco and
husband Jesse Pacheco, along
with many cousins, nieces and
nephews. She is predeceased
by her parents and her sisterin-law Vickie Lynn Patterson.
The family would like to
thank Dr. James Yao at MD
Oncology Dept., Dr. Douglas Evans at the Froedtert &
Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center,
Dr. Robert Kvols at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa,
Florida, and the late Dr. Ralph
Ligon for his guidance and
support in the beginning of
her diagnosis.
The family extends a very
special thank you to Dr. Commie Hisey of Gonzales,TX and
to caregivers Roxanne Lopez,
Cecilia Bustamante, Patricia
Parks, Kathy Schugart and to
Accolades Hospice caregivers
Becky Garcia, Tiffany Rios,
and Crystal Howard. Also
thanks to Visiting Angels
Caregivers and Jeff Weiss with
Angel Flight.
Following a private interment at the Waelder Cemetery in Waelder, Texas, a
celebration of Myrnas life will
be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on
Thursday December 4, 2014
at the First United Methodist
Church, 426 St. Paul, in Gonzales, Texas. All are invited to
greet the family during a luncheon immediately following
the service.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be sent to
Memorial Heights Baptist
Church, 1330 N. College St.,
Gonzales, Texas 78629 or
Grace Christian Academy,
1330 N. College St., Gonzales,
Texas 78629.
Romans 8:18 - I consider
that our present sufferings are
not worth comparing with the
glory that will be revealed in
Arrangements under the
care and direction of SeydlerHill Funeral Home 906 St.
Paul Street, Gonzales, TX

Roy Michael Wright



Roy Michael Wright passed

away on November 29, 2014 at
age 55. He is survived by his
daughter Patty Kate WrightAnderson and husband Desmond Anderson and their
son Brenton James Wright, by
his mother, Sheila Kathleen
Wright, grandmother Ona
Louise Gillis, sisters Melanie
Kathleen Wright and Megan
Patricia Perkins, nieces Jennifer Kathleen Wright, AnneLorrell Wright, nephew Larry
Thomas Perkins and greatnephews, Thomas Mason Perkins, Raylan Daniel Perkins,
and Brayden Alexander Perkins. He is also survived by
numerous other family members.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Thomas Mason Wright and grandparents
Thomas Milton Wright and
Hazel Lillian Mason-Wright.
He was born in Lubbock,
TX and moved to Gonzales
at an early age. He graduated
from Gonzales High School
in 1976 and then went on to
attend Texas State Technical
College in Waco where he attained a degree in plant management. During his career
he worked for Double B in
Weimer, TX and Diversitech
Cooperation in Sealy, TX. He
then returned to Gonzales
where he worked for Schmidt
& Sons followed by Calhoun
Trucking Co. out of Wimberley, TX.
He was a member of Gonzales Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be held at
the home of the Wright Family at 1622 N. College St. in
Gonzales, and a memorial service will be held at the Gonzales Presbyterian Church on
Wednesday December 3rd at
The family asks that in lieu
of flowers that donations be

made to the Hazel Wright Memorial Fund through the Pilot

Club at Sage Capital Bank.

Darlene Julia Wyatt



Darlene Julia Wyatt was

born in Yoakum, Texas on
July 26, 1927 to Roston and
Lilly Burkett, and passed
away on November 25, 2014
at the age of 87. She and her
husband Earl Franklin Wyatt
were the center of the Wyatt
familys universe for almost
70 years. She is survived by 3
sons, Terry Wyatt (and wife
Andrea), Allan Wyatt (and
wife Dori), and Wayne Wyatt
(and wife Cain). She will also
be greatly missed by her 6
grandchildren: Matthew Wyatt, Kelly Wyatt, Dustin Wyatt
(and wife Lindsey), Carly Park
(and husband Robert), Coltin
Wyatt, and Mikayla Wyatt.
DeDe, as she was called by
her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, was the proud
matriarch of 4 great-grandchildren, Southern Wyatt,
Remington Wyatt, Baylor Wyatt, and Claire Park. Darlene
is also survived by her sister,
Manetta Hairell and her sisterin-law, Dr. Georgia Hitchcock.
Nola Clay has been invaluable
as her assistant, her eyes, her
legs, and as an adopted family
member for the past 4 years.
Love and appreciation came
quickly when Nola joined the
Wyatt family.
She chose the name DeDe
in 1982, upon Dustins birth,
in attempt to preserve her
youthful attitude of being too
young to be called Grandma.
And so it was, for the last 32
years. She was always too
young to be old! Her feisty
and vibrant spirit was a rallying point whenever the Wyatt
family had a project, a Boy
Scout function, or a deer camp
to put together. She was her
beloved husband Earls Second-in-Command, and Chief
Cook and Bottle Washer until his death in 2010. Darlene
was an excellent cook and had
a fondness for crystal. No pet
or homeless animal was ever
turned away from her house.
She posted a list of all the
familys important dates, of
birthdays and anniversaries.
Even if the whole world would
forget your day, DeDe made a
telephone call and had a card
in the mail for you. She was a
stay-at-home mom, in a generation before the title was invented, and it was a full time
job. She will be greatly missed
by all of her family, and all
of her friends who knew her
well. Everyone she loved, and
all who loved her, had to realize: if she had an opinion, she
was going to give it to you. She
was not a woman shy. This
sentiment is certain. She will
be gone, but never forgotten.
Visitation was held from 4
to 6 p.m., Sunday, November
30, 2014 at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 1, 2014 at First
Lutheran Church in Gonzales,
with Rev. Ildiko Rigney officiating. The burial will be held at
Yoakum Restland Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Pat McMasters,
Charlie Belcik, Nola Clay,
Randy Zimmerman, Jeannie
Hermes and Jeff Hahn. Memorials may be given to First
Lutheran Church, 1206 N. St.
Joseph St., Gonzales, Texas
78629. On-line guest book
may be signed at Arrangements by
Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home,
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shhh, dont tell them!

Friday and Saturday

night, Dec.12 and 13, will
be Christmas nights long
remembered as the Lockhart Minds Creative bring
to the Gonzales Crystal
Theatre stage some of the
most heartwarming, and
hilarious Christmas stories
every to grace any stage,
The world premiere of
a collection of original
Christmas stories with
traditional Christmas music, piping hot wassail, and
homemade cookies await
audiences at the Crystal.
Tales of teasing siblings,
the magic of mall elves
and Christmas fairies, the
ghosts of Grandpas and
Grandmas, and stories
of bell-ringing Santas of
every kind on every corner will tug at your hearts
Get off the couch. Cut
off the Hallmark Channel, and catch Christmas
live at the Gonzales Crystal Theatre. Come in time
for a great meal at one of
Gonzales newest restaurants, spend the afternoon
shopping and after the
show slip into Christmas

ity Scene, weather permitting, at 6PM, and Candlelight service on December

21st. It is a very awesome
event, especially for the
young children. That donkey lights up everyones
eyes each year. I am glad
that it is gentle. All of a
sudden you realize that a
pregnant Mary had to ride
that bumpy animal all the
way to Bethlehem because
the government decreed it,
and God had said that was
where the Christ child was
going to be born.
Ridge Sedley Martin is
growing and was a month
old this last week. So far he
is just making a day trip to
Houston each week. About
the middle of December
they should be able to really start up on the transplant process. They had
plenty to eat due to the
thoughtfulness of others
on Thanksgiving. He is the
cutest little baby boy there
is and you would not think
that there is not one little
think wrong with him. But
looks are deceptive and we
need to pray for this family,
who have a long path ahead
of them.
I want to congratulate
Mike and Scottie Baker of

the birth of a great granddaughter. Mike is holding

that precious Kira Sloan
Spencer like he gave birth
to her himself. Of course
Scottie could lay claim to
that better. She weighed in
at 6lb. and 12 oz. I am sure
that they will have many
more celebrations.
What a beautiful picture
Martha Hunke took of
Margie Menking playing
cards with her great granddaughter. Both of them are
so gorgeous together. You
can tell the young one will
grow up to be as pretty as
Margie is now.
We had a delightful
Thanksgiving with a couple
of friends. Sometimes it is
good that you dont have to
worry about the mores that
relatives set. You eat when
the food is done. You laugh
when the gravy didnt
thicken because it mixed
with my set of dressing that
got too dry. The dogs and
cat got an unexpected treat
and the day was beautiful.
As one of our guests said,
It was just about the best
Thanksgiving he had ever
had in his almost twentyone years.
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going over our Christmas
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have something for everyone.
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She had many trials and
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Make your reservations
Be sure to like the Crystal Theatre on Facebook
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Come Christmas at the
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Curtain rises at 7:30 PM.

Christine Wilke. Christine

really did it up right. See
Christine has been laid up
unable to walk because of
an auto accident and is just
now able to walk. So she got
taken out for lunch, went
to an Arts and Crafts show,

her son-in-law grilled her

perfect steaks, and her
daughter took her out for
drinks. Happy Birthday
Christine. Many Blessings
for another year. Stay safe.
Think I will close for
now. Stay safe in your trav-

Tis the season for filling out Medicare paperwork

I got so caught up trying

to pick a new Medicare Part
D ---Drug Plan that I forgot I had to write the news.
I just was not going to pay
a premium of $159.00 and
have to pay more for my
three different insulins.
The main thing was that
the computer kept timing
out. I bet I put my name
in there ten times. Well at
least they recognized my
name. They did not even
realize that Will existed.
Finally they decided that
he did, then he didnt. It
is really frightening when
the man is older than I am
and they cant find him in
the Medicare data bank.
And oh did that north door
open with the coldest wind
ever. As soon as it hit the
leaves were going everywhere, it was misting, and I
could feel the temperatures
going down.
We need to keep these
people in our prayers: Case
Martin, and Ridge Sedley
Martin and their parents,
Lindsay and Clint; Joe Kotwig, Linda Denker, Rhonda Pruett, Landis Kern,
Judy Wilson, Aunt Georgie
Gandre, Frances Gandre,
and Betty Gandre, Ben
and Mabel Richter, Jean

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Lott, Laddie Studler, Sandi
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Christine Wilke, Anna
Lindemann, Bill Lott, Marilyn Qualls, Shirley Dozier,
Bubba, Sarge Dunkin, Pedro, Rosie Garcia, Clay,
Louise Jones, Margie Menking Jimmy Kelley, Jack
Finch, Bob Young, Marie
Schauer, Lillie Lay, Brandon Gandre, Laura Walker,
Jimmy Kelly, and Bryant
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Allen and Myrtle Colwell.
The Nesloney Family and
the family of Vernon Ludwig. Please also remember
our troops and their families.
The Christ giving dinner
is coming up soon at the
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The primary source of dietary
fat for those who follow the diet
is olive oil.
University of Glasgow saw big
improvements in the test scores
of subjects who spent six weeks
on a diet that included specific
amounts of olive oil. They
concluded that its the phenolic
compounds (polyphenols) that
reduce the risk of heart disease.
If your doctor thinks you
should add olive oil to your
diet, here are a few things to
Shop for extra virgin olive
oil, with a first cold press. The
majority of the polyphenols
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Shop in a health-food
store if you can, and ask for
advice. Let them point out
good oils that havent been
mixed with other oils. Try to
find oils that have a harvest
date on them, ideally not
more than one year.
Look for dark bottles. Store
it in a cool, dark cabinet once
you get it home.
Olive oil is high in calories.
Dont go overboard. (The
research used 4 teaspoons per
How to use olive oil:
Drizzle a small amount over a

salad. Use it as a dipping sauce

for French or Italian bread with
meals. Dont cook or fry with it.
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Gonzales Police Report

Gonzales Police Blotter Week Of November
11/09/2014 Reported Criminal Mischief At
900 Bllk St. John St.
11/13/2014 Reported Theft Of Service At
1200 Blk St.Andrew St.
11/17/2014 Dat Minh Tu 29 Of Houston Tx
Arrested And Charged With Theft Of A Firearm
And Driving While License Invalid At 1800 Blk
Church St.
11/18/2014 James Mathew Garner 28 Of
Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Controlled Substance And Unlawful
Use Of Criminal Instrument At 800 Blk Qualls
11/18/2014 Reported Theft At 2000 Blk Water St.
11/18/2014 Reported Terroristic Threat At
700 Blk St. Lawrence St.
11/19/2014 Malissa Ann Lozano 33 Of San
Antonio Tx Arrested And Charged With Public
Intoxication At St. Andrew St And Johnson St.
11/21/2014 Dondre Anthony Hunt 21 Of
Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Burglary
Habitation, Attempted Burglary Habitation
And Public Intoxication At 1300 Blk St. Paul St.
11/21/2014 Reported Credit Card Abuse At
600 Blk Hopkins St.
11/21/2014 Daniel Garcia 57 Of Yorktown
Tx Arrested And Charged With Possession Of
Controlled Substance And Retaliation At 600
Blk College St.
11/22/2014 Roman Salazar Jr 44 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While
License Invalid At 1100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr.
11/22/2014 Reported Forgery At 700 Blk St.
Paul St.
11/22/2014 April Nicole Campos 31 Of
Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Driving While Intoxicated At College And St. Lawrence St.
11/23/2014 Juan Ricardo Vivas-Jimenez 23
Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With No
Drivers License At Cone And St. Joseph St.
11/23/2014 Matilde J Jimenez 42 Of Gonza-

les Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication And Retaliation At 100 Blk Sarah Dewitt
11/24/2014 Reported Burglary Habitation
At 400 Blk St. Michael St.
11/24/2014 Reported Assault At 1600 Blk
Sarah Dewitt Dr.
11/26/2014 Daniel Lee Sanchez 19 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession
Of Substance In Penalty Group 2-A At 900 Blk
St. Lawrence St.
11/26/2014 Reported Found Property One
Push Lawnmower With Bag At 2000 Blk St.
Lawrence St.
11/27/2014 Reported Burglary Building At
300 Blk Hwy 90-A.
11/27/2014 Reported Burglary Habitation
At 300 Blk Carroll St.
11/28/2014 Carlos Antonio Deleon 19 Of
Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Of Alcohol By Minor And Credit Card Abuse And A
Damian Antonio Vela 18 Of Gonzales Arrested
And Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia At 90-A And Cr 2091.
11/29/2014 Reported Deadly Conduct At
100 Blk Smith St.
11/29/2014 Matthew Ray Hernandez 21 Of
Shiner Tx Arrested And Charged With Disorderly Conduct And A Marcus John Hernandez
22 Of Austin Tx Arrested And Charged With
Disorderly Conduct At 900 Blk Hamilton St.
11/30/2014 Reported Disorderly Conduct
At 3300 Blk 90-A.
11/30/2014 Reported Theft At 900 Blk Henry St.
12/01/2014 Alfred Gaytan 37 Of Alice Tx Arrested And Charged With Assault At 500 Blk
Pioneer Village Dr.
12/01/2014 Fred A Perez Of San Antonio
Tx Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication And A Jesus Antonio Moreno Of San
Antonio Tx Arrested And Charged With Public
Intoxication At 100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr.

Local VFW names winners

in patriot-themed contests
The Gonzales Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4817 has announced local winners
in several patriotic-themed competitions
it sponsors each year.
The local post will formally make presentation of the awards to the recipients
during its annual Christmas party on
Dec. 21.
The VFW, founded in 1899, and its Ladies Auxiliary have developed a slate of
programs dedicated to helping Americas
educators. Teachers care deeply about
America and its children and are concerned about the perpetuation of Americas noblest and highest ideals.
The VFW recognizes Americas best
educators who instill a sense of national pride in students, offering cash
prizes, commemorative plaques and allexpense-paid trips to the national VFW
and Ladies Auxiliary event for these worthy teachers to provide the winners the
opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.
This years Teacher of the Year award
went to Jennifer Dierlam Lamprecht. She
also placed first in the District 5 competition and advanced to state competition.
The local VFW post and Ladies Auxiliary also announced the winners of the
annual Patriots Pen Essay contest for students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
This years theme was Why I Appreciate Americas Veterans Local winners

sponsored by the post were Justin Blake

Kennoll, Aspen Flach and Kayley P. Martinez. The top two essays were submitted to the VFW District 5 Chairman for
competition against winners from other
posts. Special thanks to Gonzales Junior
High teacher Valerie Thiry for her help
in making this program a success.
The local post and Ladies Auxiliary
also recognized the winner of the annual
Voice of Democracy Essay Contest.
Each year nearly 40,000 high school
students from around the country enter
to win a share of $2.2 million in scholarships and incentive in the audio-essay
compeition. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on
an annual patriotic theme. This years
theme was Why Veterans are Important
to Our Nations History and Future.
The VFW established the VOD program in 1947 to provide high-school
students the opportunity to express
themselves on democratic ideals and
principles. State scholarships vary from
$1,000-16,000 and the national first
place winner gets a $30,000 scholarship.
This years local winner was Shenan
Owens. Her entry has been entered in
the District 5 competition where she will
compete with students from other posts
in the District. Gonzales High Schools
counselors and teachers are commended
for their help in this project.

Gonzales Co. Court Failed to Appear

Gonzales County Court Failure to Appear

Cases for the November 13 Docket
Jason Daqwan Barefield, Poss. of Marijuana.
Shandyln Lykole Brite, Failure to Identify.
Commitment/Sentence Possession of MariChristopher Caad, Evading Arrest.
juana <2 oz. Remains in Custody.
Joe Garza Jr., Poss. of Marijuana.
Pedro Mora Hernandez, DWI.
Lopez, Brandon Lee, 05/1994, New BraunCody Michael Kent, MTR/Furnish Alcohol.
fels. Possession Controlled Substance PG 3
Phillip Longoria, Violation of P.O.
<28G. Released on $4,500 Bond.
Myles Nicholas Macy, Poss. of Marijuana.
Lewis, Detrick Mariece, 09/1987, San Antonio. Austin Parole Division Warrant Parole
Violation. Remains in Custody.
Flores, Dominic, Jr., 03/1989, New BraunYoakum Police Department report for Nov.
fels. Commitment/Sentence Evading Arrest
Detention w/Vehicle Released Weekender/
Work Release.
Case #14-389, Assault-A, Lavaca County;
Lowe, Christopher Michael, 05/1986, LockDisposition, Investigation.
hart. Commitment/Sentence Driving while
Case #14-390, Criminal Mischief-C, 103 ArIntoxicated. Released Weekender/Work Renold; Complainant, City of Yoakum; Disposilease.
tion, Investigation.
Lopez, Santiago, 07/1970, Mission. Driving
Case #14-391, Perez, Agapito Jr, 23, Yoawhile License Invalid w/Previous Conviction/
kum, W. Gonzales; Offense, Poss. Marijuana;
Suspension w/o Financial Responsibility. ReDisposition, Trans/LCSO.
leased on $4,000 bond.
Case #14-392, Perez, Agapito Jr., 23, Yoa11/29/14
kum, W. Gonzales; Offense, Evading Arrest/
Lookabill, Brian Thomas, 08/1977, GonzaDet., Disposition, Trans/LCSO.
les. Commitment/Sentence Theft Stolen
Case #14-367, Perez, Agapito Jr., 23, YoaProperlty >$20K <$100K. Released Weekkum, W. Gonzales; Offense, Criminal Mischiefender/Work Release.
A; Disposition, Trans/LCSO.
Armstrong, Londra, 09/1959, Gonzales. LoCase #14-396, Assault-C, 404 Airport; Discal Warrant Driving while License Invalid.
position, Court Notice.
Released Paid $540.00 Fine.
Case #14-394, Mathis, Broderick, 27, YoaMendez, Edward, 12/1975, Gonzales. Local
kum, 408 Bingham; Offense, Assault-A (F/V);
Warrant Theft of Property >$1,500 <$20K.
Disposition, Trans/LCSO.
Requires $20,000 Bond. Remains in Custody.
Case #14-395, Assault-C, 408 Bingham; DisTotal Arrest, Court Commitments, other
position, Court Citation.
agency arrest and processings:
Case #186827, Warrant Arrest, Lopez,
Francisco Jr., 19 Yoakum, 403 Hubbard; OfGPD
fense, W#14-512-No Insurance; Disposition,
Case #186828, Warrant Arrest, Lopez, FranConstable
SAN ANTONIO FBI agents this week

Gonzales Co. Sheriffs Report

Gonzales County Sheriffs Office report for
Nov. 23-29:
Rivas, Jesusita Mari, 08/1985, Gonzales. Local Warrant Unsafe Speed. Requires $348.15
Fine. Released on Jail Credit Owes Balance.
Moore, Steven Bernard, 07/1977, Luling.
Caldwell County Warrant Terroristic Threats
of Family/Household. Released on $7,500
Svoboda, Michael Gene, 10/1958, Nixon. Local
Warrant Display Expired Single State Registration. Requires $161.00 Fine. Local Warrant No
Liability Insurance. Requires $411.00 Fine. Local Warrant No Liability Insurance. Requires
$411.00 Fine. Local Warrant No Valid Inspection
Certificate. Requires $214.00 Fine. Local Warrant Failure to Appear. Requires $260.00 Fine.
Local Warrant No Liability Insurance. Requires
$411.00 fine. Local Warrant Display Expired
Single State Registration. Requires $211.00 Fine.
Local Warrant Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility. Requires $415.00 Fine. Local Warrant No
Valid Inspection Certificate. Requires $348.00
Fine. Released on Order to Appear.
Smith, Nickolas Dwayne, 10/1992, Gonzales.
Local Warrant Possession of Marijuana <2 oz.
Requires $2,500 Bond. Remains in Custody.
Greathouse, Hullon, 07/1950, Gonzales. Local Warrant Driving while Intoxicated 2nd.
Requires $2,000 Bond. Remains in Custody.
Venegas, Yvonne Nicole, 03/1983, Gonzales. Local Warrant Theft of Property >$500
<$1,500. Requires $2,500 Bond. Bexar County
Warrant Theft of Property >$50 <$500. Requires $3,200 Bond. Remains in Custody.
Jaramillo, Jesus Perez, 04/1980, Smiley.
Driving while License Invalid w/Previous Conviction/Suspension w/o Financial Responsibility. Released on $2,000 Bond.
Collins, Willo III, 09/1987, Luling. Possession
Controlled Substance PG 2-A <2 oz. Released
on $1,000 Bond.
Hunt, Darren Deshawn, 11/1980, Gonzales.

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Joshua Heath Manuel, Poss. of Marijuana.

Mitchell Bobby Polk, Poss. of Marijuana.
James E. Rickman Jr., Criminal Trespass.
Russell Lee Sanders, Jr., DWLI.
William Cory Williamson, MTR/Poss. of Marijuana.
The next court date is December 11, 2014.
If these defendants appear for Court on that
date, a warrant will NOT be issued for their arrests.

Yoakum Police Report

cisco Jr., 19, Yoakum, 403 Hubbard; Offense
W#14-616-FTA No Insurance; Disposition,
Case #14-397, Kennedy, Joseph F., 20, Yoakum, E. Hickey; Offense, Public Intoxication;
Disposition, Fine/$366/Rel.
Case #14-398, D.W.L.I., Dunn Street; Complainant, The State of Texas; Disposition, Court
Case #14-399, Criminal Mischief-A, Dunn@
Jakupik; Disposition, Investigation.
Case #14-400, Rosales, Frank, 33, Yoakum,
702 Lott; Offense, Assault-C; Disposition,
Case #186860, Hansen, Chad, 27, Yoakum,
104 Ellen May; Offense, W#CC17618-Child Neglect; Disposition, Trans/LCSO.

Luling Police Report

Luling Police Blotter: Dec. 1
Luling Police Department arrest report for
Nov. 24- Dec. 1
Arrest # 14-0399, Chrystal Marizel Lugo, 24,
508 E Fannin St/ Andys Lounge, Resist Arrest
Search or Transport MA; Warrant Service (All

Mexican Mafia leader arrested


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arrested 36year-old Texas Mexican Mafia

(TMM) member Ruben Reyes (aka Menace)
in connection with the alleged murders of three
high ranking TMM members, announced
United States Attorney Robert Pitman and
Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent
in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio
A federal criminal complaint filed charges
Reyes, a former TMM Lieutenant of Lieutenants, with one count of using or discharging a
firearm during a crime of violence, specifically,
violent crimes in aid of racketeering (VICAR).
According to the complaint, on January 13,
2014, Reyes shot and killed TMM Captain
Mark Anthony Bernal (aka Lefty), TMM
General Carlos Chapa (aka Worm), and
TMM Lieutenant of Lieutenants Johnny Solis

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approximately $60,000 and making poor decisions in regards to the TMM daily operations.
The complaint further alleges that Reyes
transported and buried the bodies of Bernal,
Chapa and Solis in Pearsall, TX.
Reyes, who remains in federal custody, faces
between 10 years and up to life in federal prison
upon conviction.
This complaint resulted from an investigation conducted by the FBI together with the
San Antonio Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations
Division, Bexar County Sheriffs Department
and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
A criminal complaint is merely a charge and
should not be considered as evidence of guilt.
The defendant is presumed innocent until
proven guilty in a court of law.

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Larry Mercer presenting Pat Anders Ryan with a cer- Larry Mercer presenting Sgt. Pat Davis with a certifi- Larry Mercer presenting Constable Ken Hedrick with a
certificate for outstanding service to the community.
tificate for outstanding service to the community.
cate for outstanding service to the community.

Odd Fellows show thanks

On Nov. 20, 2014 the Gonzales Odd Fellows Lodge #38
held their annual Thanksgiving meal with members and
The Gonzales Lodge #38

recognized three members of

the community for their outstanding service to the community: Pat Anders Ryan, Sgt.
Pat Davis and Constable Ken

Michael Mercer NG presents a check to Paula Pekar

of the Shiner Public Library.

Also, checks were presented to: The Gonzales Youth

Center,Victoria College Gonzales Campus Scholarship,
Shiner Public Library, (and
not pictured) Gonzales County
Child Services Bird, Normas
House and Nixon Public Library.
At this time of the year we
are especially grateful to the
community for supporting our
Lodge and honored to be able
to help so many institutions
that help and teach our youth.
Thank you to all our Service men and women and to
our Fire Dept.,Police Dept., Michael Mercer NG presents a check for Victoria College Gonzales Campus ScholSheriffs Dept., Gonzales EMS, arships to Sandy Marek, Jackie Mikesh, and Alan Marek
Texas Highway Patrol, and our
Constables and Games Wardens.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dogs advance to fourth round after win over Cuero


VICTORIA This time,

Yoakum held on to the
lead after going up by three
The Bulldogs played rival
Cuero for the first time in
the postseason and played
them for a second time this
Cuero won the District
15-4A Division 2 game
earlier in the season, 44-34,
after spotting the Dogs a
21-0 lead in the first quarter.
Yoakum took a similar
lead (22-0) about halfway
through the second half
and withstood a furious
Cuero rally in the second
half to win the Class 4A
Division 2 regional game
at Victoria Memorial Stadium, 43-34, on Friday night.
The Dogs faced some
tough situations but executed and made the plays
necessary to win.
Our kids mentality is
fight and compete until the
very end, Yoakum head
coach Brent Kornegay said.
We found a way to get it
Hights rushed for 245
yards and three touchdowns while completing
4-of-7 passes for 77 yards
and one touchdown.
He made sure Cuero was
not going to win the rematch.
Losing the first time to
Cuero, we just wanted to

win this one. The whole

team wanted to win. You
could see it on the field,
said Hights. We got up
by 22 in this game and
just kept on fighting. This
team never gives up and
you cannot beat a team that
does not get up.
Save for a fumble and a
punt attempt that occurred
late in the game, Cuero was
never able to keep Yoakum
out of the end zone.
We just took care of
the ball better and took
what their defense gave us,
Hights said.
Cuero was not able to
stop our offense and that
was our kids making the
plays and lots of credit to
our offensive line for what
they did up front, Kornegay said. Those guys have
been the unsung heroes all
season long. Wide outs and
inside guys did a great job.
Total team effort.
While Cueros DAnthony
Hopkins scored three
touchdowns and ran for
215 yards, he had just three
carries of 20 yards or more.
Our kids on defense
played out of their minds,
Kornegay said. We felt like
we had a good game plan
but stopping DAnthony is
a feat in itself because he is
good and so is his offensive
Yoakum opened the
game with a 14-play, 69yard drive that consumed
over six and half minutes
off the clock.
Hights-to-AustinMcCoy-pass for 11 yards

Cuero running back DAnthony Hopkins gets held up by Yoakum defenders

Cesar Maravilla (54) and Jared Garza (33). Hopkins ran for over 200 yards and
three touchdowns but Yoakum sustained the win, 43-34. (Photo by Mark Lube)
was just one of two third- overcome a holding call 55 yards for a 22-0 Yoakum
down conversions in the with a 29-yard reception on lead.
drive and Hights capped third down and 18.
The Gobblers got on the
the drive with a 9-yard run
Running back Jared Gar- scoreboard with a 59-yard
with 5:18 left in the quarter. za capped the march with drive in seven plays and
Hopkins led Cuero from a 4-yard run and Hights culminated with a 7-yard
their 33 to into Yoakum scored on a two-point play run by Hopkins.
Yoakum took a 29-7 lead
territory but the drive later to give Yoakum a 15-0 lead.
stalled and the Gobblers
Cuero went three-and- with 23 seconds left in the
had to punt.
out on the next drive and half as McCoy reeled in a
The Dogs converted the had a short 19-yard punt to 23-yard touchdown catch
to finish an eight-play, 6413-play drive for 81 yards the Dog 45.
and another score. Dantey
This time Yoakum scored yard drive.
Cuero fumbled away the
Eldridge helped Yoakum quickly as Hights optioned

kickoff inside its own territory but Yoakum stalled a

little and attempted a 47yard field goal by Edgar
Maravilla that was just a
tad short.
The Gobblers got back
in the ball game with two
touchdowns in the third
A 5-yard run by Hopkins
on fourth down brought
Cuero to within 29-14 and
the Green then caught a
great break as the kickoff
was muffed by Yoakum
and recovered by Cuero at
the Dogs 20 where they
drove for another Hopkins
touchdown in five plays
he scored from the 7
on fourth down. Yoakum
came up p fourth down
and one as Hights had two
carries and Eldridge had
one in between.
The Dogs almost punted
but decided to try to convert the fourth down. Cuero was jumped into the
neutral zone by the hard
count and Yoakum had new
life at their 43. A 21-yard
run by Garza was followed
by the 36-yard scoring play
by Hights and Yoakum led
36-21 with 2:49 left in the
third quarter.
The Gobblers responded
with a 72-yard march that
saw receiver Demond LaFond make an amazing
catch for a 30-yard gain
from the Yoakum 46 to the
16.A few plays later, fullback Zech Hopkins scored
from the 2. The two-point
pass fell short and Cuero

Yoakum taking on another

district foe, Sinton Pirates,
in state quarterfinals round

Yoakum will play in a

second straight playoff
game against a district opponent as they take on the
Sinton Pirates at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow at San Antonio Farris Stadium in the
Class 4A Division 2 state
The Bulldogs won passage to the quarterfinals
for the first time since
2002 after holding off the
Cuero Gobblers, 43-34,
last week in Victoria.
Sinton defeated Wimberley, 56-41, last weekend in its regional game.
The playoffs continue
to be an exciting time for
our kids, Yoakum head
coach Brent Kornegay
said. It is going to be a
neat atmosphere.
Yoakum won the regular-season 46-40 in
TreVontae Hights ran for
201 yards and four touchdowns in the win.
For Sinton, quarterback
Tyler Handson ran for
154 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for
112 yards and one touchdown. Running back
Ethan Owens carried 11
times for 113 yards and a

couple of scores.
They will probably add
a couple of new wrinkles
but we are very familiar
with each other, Kornegay said. The winner will
be the team that makes the
fewest mistakes and does
well on special teams.
The Pirates operate out
of a spread offense, and
run and pass the football
well with Handson and
running back.
Handson is the leading
rusher with 1,254 yards
on 201 carries and 22
touchdowns. Colton Cohea has 699 yards on 124
rushes and nine scores
while Owens has 621
yards on 65 carries and 11
Handson has completed 123-of-232 passing for
2,219 yards and 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Mark Villarreal is the
leading receiver with 37
catches for 865 yards and
13 touchdowns.
We will need to play
aggressive against Tyler
Handson and not give
up the big play, Kornegay sad. Last week, our
kids rose up to the challenge of defending Cueros
DAnthony Hopkins and
we need to do the same

thing against Handson.

Sinton will continue to
run the split on the defensive side of the football.
For the Yoakum offense,
Hights has 1,991 yards
rushing on 213 carries
and has scored 31 touchdowns while completing
55-of-117 passes for 1,013
yards and nine touchdowns. Hights leading receiver is Caden Fishbeck
who has 11 catches for
209 yards.
Running back Jared
Garza has 470 yards and
14 touchdowns on the
Our offense has to
be solid and do what we Yoakums TreVontae Hights (right) tries to conceal the ball after deciding to
do well, Kornegay said. pull it from running back Dantey Eldridge Friday night in Victoria. Hights,
Our offensive line has Eldridge and Yoakum face Sinton in the state quarterfinals. (Photo by Mark Lube)
seen almost every kind of
defense so they need to
make sure they come off
the ball quickly.
Kornegay said the victory over Cuero has given
Yoakum momentum and
The Hallettsville Brahmas rallied
Trenton McGee had 10 catches for
confidence going into
from a 20-0 deficit to defeat Mathis, 27- 200 yards and one touchdown; Jimario
the game against Sinton
26, in the regional round of the Class Grounds had six catches for 67 yards
which should help them
3A Division 1 regional round Friday and one touchdown. Brannen Caraway
a lot.
night at New Braunfels Canyons Cou- had one catch for four yards and Adams
gar Stadium.
caught one pass for 16 yards.
We just need to go
Quarterback Brent Motal was on
Kaden Hardt ran 11 times for 54
play, he said.
target as he hit 17-of-24 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Adams
The winner will play
yards and two touchdowns while De- had four carries for 13 yards and Dylan
either West-Orange Stark
ondre Adams completed 1-of-1 passing Tomek had one rush for four yards.
or La Grange in the state
for 22 yards.
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was down 36-27.

The Gobblers took advantage of a Yoakum fumble at the Cuero 47 and
rode the back of DAnthony
Hopkins to the 28 of Yoakum where Vernor found
DAndre Gallagher for a
28-yard scoring strike with
8:44 left in the game to
come within 36-34.
Yoakum then really went
to town on the clock with a
six-minute drive and went
64 yards in about 14 plays
and got a 1-yard run by
Eldridge for the last touchdown.
Cuero turned the ball
over on downs as Vernor
began to sling it all over the
The Dogs went three
plays without getting a first
down and made their first
punt attempt of the night
but a bad snap forced punter Travis DeBault to try and
run for the first down. He

gained just 1 yard and Cuero took over at its 41.

Cuero went airborne
again as Vernor made some
short passes and then hit
Elex Martinez for 24 yards
to the Yoakum 10.
A few plays later, the
game was over as LaFond
caught a 9-yard pass and
was tackled at the Yoakum
Yoakum will play Sinton at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow
at San Antonio Dub Farris
Stadium, located at 8400 N.
Loop 16o4 W. in the state
We are excited to be
playing in the next round
with all of the work our
kids have put in, Kornegay
Class 4A Division 2 regional
Yoakum 43, Cuero 34
Y 7 22 7 7-43
C 0 7 14 13-34
Y-TreVontae Hights 5 run (Edgar
Maravilla kick) 5:18 1Q
Y-Jared Garza 4 run (Hights run)
8:28 2Q
Y-Hights 55 run (Maravilla kick)

6:34 2Q
C-DAnthony Hopkins 7 run (Cesar
Montejano kick)3:43 2Q
Y-Austin McCoy 23 pass from
Hights (Maravilla kick) 0:23 2Q
C-Hopkins 5 run (Montejano kick)
7:39 3Q
C-Hopkins 5 run (Montejano kick)
4:46 3Q
Y-Hights 36 run (Maravilla kick)
2:49 3Q
C-Zech Hopkins 2 run (pass failed)
10:49 4Q
C-DAndre Gallagher 28 pass from
Jared Vernor (Montejano kick) 8:44
Y-Dantey Eldridge 1 run (Maravilla
kick) 2:21 4Q
Team stats
First downs
55-367 33-222
Passing yards
Penalties-yards 7-70
Individual stats
Rushing Yoakum: TreVontae
Hights 37-245, Dantey Eldridge
12-86, Jared Garza 3-27, Travious
Hights 2-8, Travis DeBault 1-1. Cuero: DAnthony Hopkins 30-215,
Jared Venor 1-4, Zech Hopkins 1-2,
Elex Martinez 1-1.
Passing Yoakum: TreVante
Hights 4-7-77-0. Cuero: Vernor 1122-141-0.
Receiving Yoakum: Austin McCoy 2-34, Eldridge 1-29, Garza
1-14. Cuero:DMond LaFond 4-51,
Martinez 2-31, DAndre Gallagher
2-30, Grant Diebel 2-18, DAnthony
Hopkins 1-11.

Father,daughter celebrate victory

Yoakum assistant football coach Bobby Nicholson embraces daughter Kennedy

during post-game celebrations.(Photo by Mark Lube)

Tri-County OUTLAWZ compete in youth national championship tournament this week

The Tri-County OUTLAWZ football teams, U-8, U-10 and U-12, have been invited to participate in the 2014 AAU Tackle Football League Based National Championship
in Florida. They started pool play yesterday and finish up today. Bracket play will be tomorrow and Saturday. We wish safe travels for all participating and best of
luck to these young men & coaches. These teams are made up of boys and coaches from Yoakum, Hallettsville, Shiner Gonzales, Cuero, Yorktown, Vanderbuilt and
Goliad. (Courtesy photo)

Lady Apaches D UP against Columbus, 42-39 Brahmas play Boys


The Gonzales girls basketball team rode a late

defensive effort to defeat
the Columbus Lady Cardinals, 42-39, Tuesday
evening at the GHS Special Events Center.
It was awesome to get a
win, Lady Apaches head
coach Valerie Akpan said.
Our defense won the
game for us.
The Lady Apaches busted out a 15-8 lead after the
first eight minutes and extended it to 19-8 early in
the second frame.
Gonzales had a slight
lull as Columbus was able
to catch up a lot in the
second quarter and managed to take a couple of
narrow leads late in the
third frame before the
Lady Apaches recaptured
the lead late in the fourth
quarter and held on for
the victory.
We made some bad
passes and Columbus
capitalized, she said. We
corrected our mistakes
and went back to business.
GHS opened the contest
with a 6-2 lead as Ericka
Hernandez, Jordan Pittman and Amanda Dixson
all connected on early baskets.
Mia Hill made some
early shots for Columbus
but Gonzales produced
from the free-throw line
and led 9-4, and a threepoint shot by Kendra Wil-

liams put the Lady Apaches ahead 12-4.

The Lady Cardinals
ended the quarter with
four of seven points, trailing 15-8.
A pair of baskets from
Danielle Flowers gave
Gonzales a health 19-8
margin in the second box.
Columbus then doubled
their score as Isabel Theut
made a basket and Sarah
Vlach hit two field goals.
Later in the quarter, the
Lady Cardinals scored two
buckets to trail 21-20 at
Flowers made two earlyquarter baskets to kick off
the third to put Gonzales
ahead 25-20.
A trio of baskets from
Natalie Alley put Columbus ahead for the first
time in the game 27-25
and they led 29-27 to start
the fourth.
Dixson made a free
throw before her, and
teammates Mary Hastings
and Keaundra Cray scored
after getting offensive rebounds to put GHS ahead
Jordan Pittman puts up a shot during the second half
Columbus got a pair of of the Lady Apaches non-district 42-39 win against
baskets to go ahead 37-34 Columbus Tuesday at home. (Photo by Mark Lube)
and it would turn out to
C 8 12 9 10-38
a jumper but did not conG15 6 6 15-42
be their final lead of the
vert a three-point play.
Columbus: Mia Hill 4 3-3 11,
Columbus had several
Cray got a steal and
Vlach 4 0-0 8, Natalie Alley
chances to make some free Sarah
4 0-1 8, Cassidy Zajicek 2 0-3 4, Isscored, followed by points
throws to close the gap to abel Theut 2 0-0 4, Myra Dobbins
from Hernandez and Cray
less than three points with 2 0-0 4, Skye Koehl 0 0-2 0. Totals
18 3-9 39.
after they both forced
under 10 seconds left but
Gonzales:Danielle Flowers 5
more turnovers.
0-0 10, Keaundra Cray 4 0-2 8,
did not convert.
A basket by Flowers
Mary Hastings 1 5-6 7, Amanda
Dixson 2 2-9 6, Ericka Hernandez
gave Gonzales a 42-37
2 0-0 4, Kendra Williams 1 0-0 3,
lead and Columbus came
Gonzales 42, Columbus 39
Jordan Pittman 1 0-0 2, Claudia
Franklin 0 2-5 2. Totals 16 9-22 42.
within 42-39 as Alley hit

in state quarterfinals
The Hallettsville Brahmas will take on a familiar opponent at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Class 3A Division
1 state quarterfinals at Rosenburgs Traylor Stadium.
Hallettsville will face the Edna Cowboys , whom they
played in non-district back on Sept. 19, with the Brahmas winning 36-12.
The Boys defeated Universal City Randolph 38-22 in
the bi-district round, edged Hallettvilles district opponent, Goliad, 21-14 in the area round and beat Ingram
Moore, 50-28, in the regional game.
Hallettsville opened the playoffs with a 44-9 win over
Lyford, defeated Hempstead 25-14 and squeezed by district foe Mathis 27-26.
This contest against Edna will be a tough game and
a good one for the spectators, Hallettsville head coach
Tommy Psencik said.
The Cowboys are run-heavy team based out of multiple formations including heavy, offset and shotgun.
Marquis Broussard carries most of the load for Edna
with 2,253 yards on 271 carries and 25 touchdowns.
Deontae Jones (143-1,119, 13 TDs) will get plenty of
touches as well
Psencik said Edna loves sweeps, power sweeps, counters, leads and power plays.
Our defense must play with a sense of urgency and
really run to the ball, he said. Our backside has to
aware of cutbacks and screen passes.
The key is stopping Marquis Broussard. Jones is faster and gets the ball 25-30 percent of the time but he is
not an inside runner.
The Brahmas must be balanced in their offense and
protect the football.
We need to get our run game going and be sure to
protect our quarterback, and give him time to make his
reads, Psencik said.
The Brahmas have exited the playoffs at this stage the
last couple of years.
If we want to better this program, we have to advance another round, he said.
Hallettsville has had some adversity to deal with after
losing projected starting quarterback Nate Kowalik as
he moved to Goliad, a number of injuries and a departure of one of the coaches.
I am really proud of how the kids have dealt with
these situations, Psencik said.


Thursday, december 4 , 2014

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Ramirez happy with

N-S boys beat Eagles boys first-ever tryouts
Hoops Roundup

The Nixon-Smiley Mustangs defeated Pleasanton,

82-57, on Tuesday. Nixon
led 21-19 after the first
quarter and outscored the
Eagles 19-10 in the second
The Stangs pulled away
with a 22-4 run in the third
quarter and Pleasanton
held a 24-20 advantage in
the fourth.
Nixon-Smiley 82, Pleasanton 57
NS 21 19 22 20-82
P 19 10 4 24-57
Nixon-Smiley: Sam Moore 23,
Nick Pena 17, Jordan Van Auken 16,
Jose Melendez 8, Luis Limon 6, Jordan Lopez 5, Joseph Rodriguez 4,
Treon Fathere 2, Colby Newman 1.

The Waelder Wildcats defeated San Marcos

Homeschool, 65-59, on
Tuesday. The Cats led 1410 after the first quarter and
led 32-25 at halftime. San
Marcos Homeschool closed

the gap to 42-40 after three

quarters and Waelder put
the game away with a 23-19
run in the fourth quarter.
SMH 10 15 15 19-59
W 14 18 10 23-65

The Flatonia Bulldogs

fell to Dime Box, 52-42, on
Tuesday. Dime Boxled 11-4
after the first eight minutes
and Flatonia scored 14 of
27 points in the second
quarter. Dime Box held
a 14-11 advantage in the
third frame and outscored
Flatonia 14-13 in the fourth
F 4 14 11 13-42
DB 11 13 14 14-52
Flatonia: Andrew Dvorak 2 4-5
8, Gus Venegas 2 1-2 7, Matthew
Rowell 3 0-0 7, Casen Novak 2 0-0
6, Easton Migl 2 0-0 4, Kaddin Mikulik 1 0-0 3, Jacob Barta 0 3-4 3,
Matthew Kozelsky 1 0-0 2. Totals 14
10-14 42.

The Shiner Lady Comanches edged the Yoakum Lady Bulldogs, 38-34,
on Tuesday. The game was
8-8 after the first quarter
and Shiner outscored Yoakum 11-10 in the second
scored eight of 14 points
in the third box to take a
26-25 lead but Shiner came
back with 13-8 run in the
fourth quarter.


The head coach of

the first Gonzales High
School boys soccer team
is very pleased what he
has seen so far from two
days of tryouts/workouts.
It was awesome and
I believe we had a great
turnout, Greg Ramirez
said. I think the numbers
Y 8 10 8 8-34
will be even bigger next
S 8 11 6 13-38
Yoakum: Latrice Brown 17
The biggest thing that
points, MeKellia Eldridge 8, Faith
pleases Ramirez is the fact
Hagan 4, Camisha Williams 3, Kara
that the players vying for
Pohl 2.
Shiner: Shamyra Coleman 8, Kori spots on the team are very
Landman 6, Rashel Bonds 6, Samantha Natal 6, Lenae Kremling 6, sound in soccer fundaSabrina Blaschke 4, Abby Thomas mentals such as passing,
2, Jennifer Hartl 2.
trapping, dribbling and
The Nixon-Smiley Lady
Mustangs fell to Industrial, shooting.
Their skill level is very
63-52, on Tuesday.
advanced, Ramirez said.
The guys know a lot of
stuff and I have to thank
the Gonzales Youth Soccer League (GYSL) for
The Reindeer Run 5K
and Stroll will be SaturIn any sport at the high
day in downtown Yoaschool
level, coaches will
kum. Late registration and
review the basic
check in will be from 7-8
a.m at the House of Style fundamental skills so
& Jewels at 208 W. Grand. their players are always
The race will start at 8 at prepared.
I touched a little on
the star at Lott and W.
fundamentals and will
Grand. The registration fee
go back to them
is $20. For more informaevery
and then, he
tion, contact the Yoakum
Chamber of Commerce at said.
361-293-2309 or at yoakuThe Gonzales Apaches
will be looking to bring
something new to the

Shiner runner makes All-State CC Team

Runners make TGCA
All-State Cross Country
Shiner state cross-country participant Maggie
Grosenbacher was named
to the Texas Girls Coaches
Association (TGCA) AllState 2A Cross Country
2014 Winterfest Jingle
Bell Fun Run
The 2nd Annual Winterfest Jingle Bell Fun Run
5K and Kids K will be
Saturday at 8 a.m. at the

Maggie Grosenbacher
Chamber of Commerce
building. Fee will be $20
for the 5K and $15 for the
Kids K.
Reindeer Run 5K

The Gonzales soccer teams held their first-ever

workouts on Monday. The Apaches (top) concluded
tryouts on Tuesday while the Lady Apaches (bottom)
will wrap up their tryouts today. The seasons will kick
off first week of January (Photos by Mark Lube)

GHS sports scenes.

These guys want to
make sure they showcase
their skill and let Gonzales see what they have

been missing, Ramirez

said. I am very glad I got
the opportunity to be the
head coach of this team.

Appling ,sr, Louise; Reagan

Bludau, jr,Schulenburg; Julianna Machac, soph, Schulenburg; Lauren Schuette
, soph, Shiner; Samantha
Natal ,sr, Shiner; Jayde
Kurtz,jr, Shiner; Kori
Landman ,jr, Shiner
Laisha Range, frosh,
Waelder; Mallorie Puente
, frosh, Waelder; Monica
Bracamontes, sr, Waelder;
Ashlynn Noyla , frosh,
Waelder; KeShaya Moore
,frosh, Waelder; Amberlee
Munsch ,soph,Weimar; Brianna Rhodes,sr, Weimar.

Brittany Ochs Flatonia;

Savannah Flood Flatonia; Erin Miksch Flatonia; Racheal Stienhauser
Flatonia; Amy Koncaba
Flatonia; Fernanda Torres Flatonia; Maggie Mica
Flatonia; Tabitha Blaschke
Shiner; Shamyra Coleman
- Manager Shiner; Tamara
Hajek Shiner; Jennifer
Hartl Shiner; Samantha
Natal Shiner; Emily Gamez Shiner; Jayde Kurtz
Shiner; Kori Landman
Shiner; Kassidy Bishop
Shiner; Mackinly Pilat
Shiner; Lauren Schuette
Shiner; Bailey Machacek
Shiner; Bethany Nevlud
Shiner;Ashlynn Noyola
Waelder; KeShaya Moore
Waelder; Kanya Walker

Shiners Blaschke wins District Defensive MVP

It was another playoff
year for the Shiner Lady
Comanches as they were bidistrict finalists, falling to
Anderson-Shiro 3-2.
Senior Tabitha Blaschke
was named 26-1A Defensive Player of the year. Seniors Jennifer Hartl and
Tamera Hajeck as well as
sophomore Mackinley Pilat
made the First Team.
Bishop and freshman Bailey Machacek were chosen
for the Second Team. Winning Honorable Mentions
were sophomore Lauren
Schuette, senior Samantha
Natal, junior Jayde Kurtz
and junior Kori Landman.
Flatonia had junior Fernanda Torres named to the
First Team; senior Kylie

Mica and junior Savannah

Flood made Second Team.
Senior Alanis Ribera, senior
Macie Mikulenka, senior
Kimberlyn Michalec and
junior Erin Miksch all were
named Honorable Mention.
For Waelder, freshman
Laisha Range, freshman
Mallorie Puente, senior
freshman Ashlynn Noyla
and freshman KeShaya
Moore all received Honorable Mention.
26-2A All District

Mikesky, sr, Schulenburg
Setter of the Year Allison Williams, jr, Weimar
Offensive Player of the
Year Bay Guentert, jr,

Defensive Player of
the Year Tabitha
Blaschke,sr, Shiner
Defensive Specialist of
the Year Shelby Vacek,sr,
First Team
s o p h , We i m a r ; M a k ay l a
Kunz, soph, Weimar; Hunter Ervin, jr,Weimar; Fernanda Torres, jr, Flatonia;
Taylor Mirelez, sr, Ganado;
Kelsey Fietsam,sr, Schulenburg; Mikayla Beiersdor
Hartl, sr, Shiner;Tamera
Hajek,sr,Shiner; MacKinly
Pilat,soph, Shiner.

Second Team
Kylie Mica,sr,Flatonia;
Jannsen,jr, Ganado;Lauren
B e y e r, s r, S c h u l e n b u r g ;
Bishop,soph,Shiner ;
frosh,Shiner ; Madison
Mican,jr,Weimar; Summer
Honorable Mention
Alanis Ribera,sr, Flatonia ;Macie Mikulenka,sr,
Mchalec ,sr, Flatonia ;Erin
Miksch ,jr, Flatonia;Kirsten
Vajdos,fr, Louise; RaeAnna

Academic All District

(local athletes only)
Kylie Mica Flatonia;
Alanis Ribera Flatonia;
Maecie Mikulenka Flatonia; Jaycee Fike Flatonia;

Lady Apaches, Lady Dogs get one player selected for First Team All-District
It may have not been the
best seasons for Gonzales
and Yoakums volleyball

team but they still battled

in all of their matches and
as a result, got some ath-

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The Lady Apaches had
Bailey Connell named to
the First Team and Yoakum
had Faith Hagan chosen.
On the Second Team,
Alex Finch was selected
along with Yoakum players
Latrice Brown and Sheyanne Chumchal.
Mentions were Yasmin
Gallegos and Molly Bar-

nick of Gonzales.
2014 District 26-4A
MVP- Jacey Smith .
Offensive Player- Bailey
Defensive Player- Shannon Thompson.
Setter- Marissa Gage.
Newcomer of theYearChrista Reyes .
First Team
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Pierce- Navarro; Mattie
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Thursday, december 4, 2014

Shiner Big Buck Contest standings

Shiner Big Buck
(name, hometown,
points, spread, Tine
R1, Tine R2, Tine L1,
Tine L2,total

11 , 10 , 65 ; Y1,
Yoakum, 8, 15 7/8, 10
5/8, 7 7/8, 10 , 8 ,
61 3/8; Y2, Michael
Pakebusch, Cuero, 8 ,
17 , 8 , 81/8, 85/8,
Colorado County
8 , 58 ; Y3, Aimee
A1, Bobby Pesak, Fojtik, Moulton, 9, 14
Weimar, 11, 19, 11, 10 3/8, 8 5/8, 7 1/8, 8 ,
, 9, 8 , 68 ; A2, 7 3/8, 55
Cody Jalfuka, Moulton, 12, 15 5/8 , 9
Fayette County
, 6 , 9 , 7 3/8 , 60
A1, David Brandt,
; A3, Darren Bailey, Weimar, 11, 19 , 10,
Houston, 10, 19 , 8 8 , 9 7/8, 7 7/8, 66 ;
, 7 , 8 , 6 , 60 A2, Weston Mozisek,
; Y1, Malarie Mi- La Grange, 11, 16 , 9
can, Columbus, 13, 15 , 9 , 9 1/8, 10 3/8,
, 7 5/8, 9 , 7 5/8, 8 65 ; A3, Thomas
1/8, 61 3/8 ; Y2, Bryce Cain, Jr., Houston, 11,
Leopold, Columbus, 16, 10 , 9 , 10 , 8
10, 18 3/8 , 7 , 7 , , 65 ; Y1, Zachery
8 , 6 7/8 , 58 ; Y3, Srubar, West Point, 8,
Trey Billeck, Weimar, 18 3/8, 6 7/8, 8 , 6 ,
10, 17, 6 , 6 , 7 5/8, 9 , 58; Y2, Gunner
7 , 55 1/8 .
Jurek, La Grange, 7,
19 , 9 1/8, 6 , 7 ,
DeWitt County
6 5/8, 56 .
A1, Cullen Jahn,
Yoakum, 15, 19 1/8,
Gonzales County
113/8, 10 , 11 5/8,
A1, James Brister, 9,
11 5/8, 79 ; A2, Max 22 1/8, 11 1/8, 8 5/8,
Moeller, Cuero, 10, 16 13 3/8, 8 , 73; A2,
7/8 , 9 , 9 , 10 , James Miller, Flato9 , 65 5/8; A3, Alex nia, 10, 18 , 10 ,
Bludau, Hallettsville, 9 7/8, 10, 10 , 68
8, 16, 10 3/8, 9 3/8; 7/8; A3, Mark Linde-

James Miller, Flatonia

Tyler Hendershot, Gonzales

mann, Gonzales, 9, 16
1/8, 117/8, 10, 105/8 ,
105/8, 68 ;Y1, Tyler
Hendershot, Gonzales, 10,, 17 7/8, 10 1/8,
10 1/8, 111/8, 10 ,
69 ; Y2, Collin Bujnoch, Shiner, 11, 18
, 8 , 97/8, 9 , 10,
665/8; Y3, Brandon
Carrizales, Gonzales,
9, 207/8, 11 , 7 3/8,
113/8, 6 1/8, 66 .
Lavaca County



Saturday, December 6, 2014




You can start setting up at 8 a.m.. You can pre-season your meat before
you arrive on Saturday and you can start cooking as soon as you check-in.
We do not inspect the meat.
Entry fee is $20 per entry. Deadline to enter is Saturday at 10 a.m. You
can call Dorothy Gast, at 254-931-5712 or Michelle McKinney at 830-2630973 for more information.
You must cook at least 2 lbs. of chili/stew meat. You must furnish your
own supplies.
Cash prizes will be given.
All entries must be turned in at the registration table by the head cook.
Turn in times are 12 Noon for Chili, 1 p.m. for Stew.
Winners will be announced as soon as the totals are done.
Each team is responsible for cleaning up their area.
Gonzales Main Street & Gonzales V.F.W. Auxiliary ARE NOT responsible

Team Name:
Head Cook/Phone Number:
Paid__________Cash__________Check No.______________

Team Members:

What are you Entering: Chili____Stew____

For info contact Dorothy Gast, 254-931-5712 or Michelle McKinney, 830-263-0973

A1, Kaci Pesek,

Shiner, 7, 187/8, 11 ,
91/8, 10 , 8 , 66;
A2, John Kurtz, Shiner, 10, 19 , 8 , 8 5/8,
8 , 93/8, 64 ; A3,
Billy Henry, Hallettsville, 9, 18 , 91/8, 8
, 93/8, 95/8, 641/8;
Y1, Daniel Machacek,
Shiner, 9 , 165/8, 95/8,
97/8, 10, 7, 621/8; Y2,
Noah Opela, Hallettsville, 8, 17 , 8 , 7 ,
8 , 7 , 57; Y3, Cole

Grahmann, Halletts- 105/8, 7 , 8, 107/8,

ville, 9, 16 , 7 , 6 675/8; NZ3, Edwards,
5/8, 8, 107/8, 54 .
Greg Wagner, Shiner,
10, 22 , 8, 71/8, 8 ,
groups 7 , 627/8.
(county, name, hometown, points, spread,
Texas Open-South
Tine R1, Tine R2, Zone
Tine L1, Tine L2, toSZ1, Maverick, Brital)
an Knezek, Yoakum,
11, 19 , 10 , 9 ,
Texas Open-North 11, 10, 71 ; SZ2,
Dimmit, Jeremy BluNZ1, Mills, Randy dau, Hallettsville, 9,
Hoyer, Lampasas, 12, 265/8, 8 5/8, 9 , 8 ,
155.8, 111/8, 9 , 11 7 , 70 1/4; SZ3, Dim, 95/8, 687/8; NZ2, mit, Kenneth Anglin,
Goliad, Jeff Baranows- Jr., Spring, 9, 17 , 12,
ki, Yoakum, 10, 203/8, 9 , 117/8, 9, 685/8.

Thursday, December 4, 2014



Looking for a place

to dig old bottles.
Be willing to pay
for right place.
Call Dale, 830-8756083.
------------------------Guitarists, vocalists, musicians,
percussion, auditions at Faith
Family Church,
------------------------Busco por una
pareja de baile.
Busco por una
mujer que quiere
sabe como bailar o

que quiere aprender bailes. Yo bailo

swing, hustle, tango , waltz, 2 step,
salsa, meringue,
cha cha, y unos oltros bailes. Llamame a 832 235 9662
Soy Americano y
hablo Espanol. me
llamo John.
partner wanted.
Must be someone that wants to
dance. May know
how to dance or
may not. All kinds
of dance. Willing to
train. Contact John
at 832-235-9662.
------------------------Job Corps is currently
students aged 1624 in over 20 vocational trades at
no-cost! Will help
students get drivers license GED or
High School diploma and college
training if qualified. For more info
call 512-665-7327.


Sun., Dec. 7
10:00 a.m.

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to avail themselves of the provisions of
CODE, as amended from time to time
hereby gives notice to said act to wit:
ON: DECEMBER 19, 2014 starting at
10:00 a.m. at 2929 BUSINESS HWY 183
N., GONZALES, TEXAS 78629 the
following tenants property will be sold to
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Desk Clerk needed. Must be friendly and personable,
with good people
skills. Alcalde Hotel, 614 St. Paul St.
Pick up application
at hotel. 830-5194500.
Layer and Pullet
Farm Workers. Full
time. Benefits. Apply in person at
Soncrest Egg company, 925 St. Andrew Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629.
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm.
------------------------Oilfield Industry
Now Hiring. Truck
Pusher, Sales, Dispatcher.
Experience is needed.
Email resumes to
log_trucking@ or for
more information
------------------------Radickes Puff-nSnuff
Shop). Must be 18.
Full & Part-time
positions. Experience a plus, but
not necessary. Apply in person, 1314
St. Louis.
Maintenance Technicians for two hotels, experience required, 40+ hours
and on-call. Apply
in person at Sleep
Inn or Holiday Inn
front desk.
------------------------CDL DRIVERS


The Zoning Board of Adjustments of the City of Gonzales,

by this instrument, notifies the public of a PUBLIC HEARING on the following project that has been presented to
the Board for their consideration:
The below listed property is currently zoned as Single
Family Residential(R-1) of which the property owner is
requesting a 5 foot setback variance on the side yard setback requirements for the properties list below:
ADDRESS: 900 Block Tate Street
PROPERTY OWNER: Floresville Land Inc./Pat Johnson
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 6 of Kings 6th Addition;
Pt Lot 4 Range No. 3 East of Water Street; and Pt Lot 5
Range No. 3 East of Water Street
PARCEL: 13160, 12353
The Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a Public Hearing on December 11, 2014, at the Gonzales City Hall,
820 St. Joseph St. at 5:15 p.m., to allow for public comment on this project. After consideration and voting by
Zoning Board of Adjustments and the Public Hearing, the
project will either be approved or denied.
The Zoning Board of Adjustments encourages citizens
to participate in the public comment and public hearing
stages of all Zoning Board of Adjustments projects. Citizens unable to attend meetings may submit their views to
Kristina Vega, City Secretary for the City of Gonzales, by
mailing them to P.O. Drawer 547, Gonzales, TX 78629.
For additional information, contact the City Secretary office at (830)-672-2815.

J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented
is seeking professional & reliable
Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years
experience tanker
and must be willing to get HazMat
ASAP. Call 830672-8000.
------------------------AVON Representatives
Great earning opportunities! Buy or
Sell! Call 830-6722271,
Independent Sales Rep.
Multi family yard
sale., Fri., Dec. 5 8am to 4pm; Sat.
Dec. 6 - 8am to
noon. Tools, Christmas decorations,
antiques, childrens
large BBQ pit, and
many misc. items.
Rain or shine.
Hwy. 90A towards
Seguin turn left on
FM 2091 and follow signs to 112 E.
CR 465.
------------------------Garage Sale at
1326 Seydler St.
childrens clothes,
handmade gifts.
from 9 am. -2 p.m.
Church, 1104 St.
Paul St. will hold
rummage sale in
the Reception Hall.
Fri. & Sat. Dec. 5th
& 6th from 8 am to
3 pm.
------------------------Two Family Garage
Sale, Friday & Saturday, Dec. 5 & 6.
8am to 3pm. Lots
of clothes, household items and
toys. Davis Ranch,
2155 County Rd.
459 in Thompsonville.
------------------------Garage Sale. 1225
St. Michael. Sat.,
Dec. 6, 8-11:30.
clothes & holiday
------------------------Saturday, 8-?, 612
St. Andrew. Baby
items, furniture,
clothes, toys, dining room set,
------------------------Room Sale, Saturday, Dec. 6th,
7a-10a. 2009 Harwood Rd.: Quilts,
Rug, Pictures, TVs,
Stove. 4 burners
and oven. White
in color. Like new.
$175. Call 830-2038899.
Thornless Cactus Plant.


Have about 30 to
give away. Small
to large. 361-5967466(12-4-14).
------------------------Estate Washer. Excellent condition.
$150. Call 361-2933571 or 361-2083565.
------------------------For Sale: Deer
feeders. If interested call, 203-1730
between 10am6pm.
------------------------Moving in a few
moving expense
money, also plan
to travel light,
have too much to
pack. All unneeded, unnecessary
household items.
Furniture, kitchen
items, bathroom
accessories, misceallaneous. Too
much to list. 830263-2597(12-4-14).
------------------------Large BBQ Pit
on Iron Wagon
Wheels with pull
handle. In Gonzales. $300.00. 210289-0238. (10-3014)
lumber. 4x8s, 7x6, 4x6,
4x4; 16 inch x7
Rims 8 hole; 15x8
5 hole; 6ftx5 ft
headboard & bed
600 egg incubator; oak dining
table; work benches; ugly sweaters
(Christmas theme);
boots. Call Marcus,
361-649-4805. (1023-14)
------------------------S emi-automatic
hospital bed with
side rails and new
mattress, asking
wheelchair-reclining backrest and
head support and
elevated leg restexcellent condition, asking $325;
wheelchair, asking $100.
Call 361-293-0397.
------------------------Iron Gates, $140.
220 Ft. , 4ft. high
chain link fence.
830-8753028. (10-16-14)
------------------------Halloween Decorations. Full size
Dracula coffin, $40.
361-293-6574. (1016-14)
------------------------Riding lawn mower. Runs good.
Recently services.
$400. Call 713-2521130.
------------------------5 wheel office
chairs. Ideal for
deer stand or cabin. $6.00 & $7.00
830-6722335. See next to
Green Acres Nursery.(10-02-14)
------------------------IPhone 5C Otter
Box. Light green
in color. $30.00.
Good Condition.
Samsung Galaxy


S3 Cell phone. Car
Charger, pink &
black case. Good
condition. $100.
------------------------Ceramic floor tile
- SONORA, Beige,
13x13, 25 pieces
plus 5 with one
corner chipped.
Also thinset and
grout. Make an offer. Cell, 404-5020340. (9-4-14)
------------------------For Sale: 8-foot
sheet of metal
brake. 30-inch she3t of metal sheer.
------------------------For Sale: Good
wheelchair. $375. Please
call after 12 p.m.
cost $1,200, selling
for $400. 512-8448820.
------------------------Want to buy used
golf cart to be
used in the yard.
830-437-2232, call
after 12 pm. (7-3114)
------------------------Computer desk,
lamps, 2 bedroom
sets, 2 end tables,
2 piece entertainment center. Call
for prices. 830672-7308.(7-31-14)
------------------------Micil Toilet Safety
Support. Still in
box. For Sale $40.
830-263-2482. (724-14)
horse trailer, 2009,
original owner, 16
$2,100. Call Bob at
------------------------For Sale: Scotts
Riding Lawn Mower. $250. 263-0024.
------------------------Mini Honda Gas tiller. $150. Excellent
swimming pool w/filter
& motor. Needs
liner. $1,735. Elna
Electronic Sewing
Machine, $7450.
Two Alto Saxes,
one Tenor Sax, one
pump, $50. Play
pen, $21. Foot
Stool heavy wood
flowered upholstery, $50. Computer desk, $50.
Hammond Organ,
$375. 17 Cu Ft. Upright Freezer, $250.
Chair. $35. Sheila
Wright, 672-2719
or 203-0175.
------------------------2 gas weedeaters
in excellent condition. $100/both.


Riding lawnmower. MTD, 42 cut.
Excellent Condition. $500. 361208-3565.
PA System. Kustom 8 Ch. 400
Watt System, 2 15
Spkrs, 1 12 Monitor Spkr. Stands.
Lots of wires, 4
microphones w/
cables. Mic stand
with gooseneck,
$1,200. Call 830437-2046.
------------------------Christmas Tree artificial 7 ft. Loads
of lights, garland, ornaments.
$75.00. 830-4372046.
------------------------Baseball Cap Collection.
worn. 200 assorted
etc. with Storage
Will sell in lots of
50, $2.00 each. Includes carrying/
storage case. 830437-2046.
------------------------For Sale: 30 ft.
steel angled steel
trusses. Very heavy
duty. For barns
and steel structured buildings.
$500 a piece. Call
------------------------Kuhn 800 lb Heavy
Duty Disc Mower.
3 point hookup.
Located in Moulton. 361-401-0676.
$3,500, will sell for
$1,500. Call 830263-4126.
------------------------Low Boy Trailer.
5x10. $625. 361208-3565 anytime.
------------------------For Sale. 140 joints
of 2 3/8 pip. $5,600
------------------------For Sale: Modern
Bottles, adjustable
bin. Bill changer.
Runs great. $425/
------------------------Beautiful size 5,
Girls dresses, jeans,
tops, leggings, etc.
for sale. Name
Brands. Like new.
Very Reasonable.
------------------------New Crop Papershell Pecans available. In-shell, $2.50
lbs or Cracked,
$3.00 lb. Contact
Jason Pape, 830203-0084 or Jennifer Pape, 830-2030602.
blower. 200 mph
air blower. $65.
------------------------Antique claw foot
tub. Pretty good
shape. $200 firm.


Longwheel base
shell, for pickup,
like new. $500.
------------------------Good used 2 - 17
tires. 2 - 16 1/2
wheels with tires.
Truck tubeless fits Ford, Dodge or
Chevrolet -8 hole.
Two bolt on bumper hitches with
balls. One steel
plate with ball for
gooseneck hookup. Parking space
for travel trailer.
Electric & water.
Call 672-2335 or
------------------------16 Rim, 8 holes,
2 new 14 tires, 2
used 14 tire & rim,
1 used 15 tire and
rim. Oak Dining Table. 361-594-4307.
------------------------Greenhouses for
Sale, 30ftx100ft, as
is where, you pick
up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 &
304. Contact: 281788-7500.
Geographics in leather
bound slip cases.
1982-2000 & maps.
Make an offer. Call
------------------------Toro Weedeater,
4 string. $75. 361208-3565.
------------------------Restaurant Tables.
Formica. 2 seats &
4 seats. $50 each.
------------------------Mens used jeans
- great condition.
36x30. One pair
32 waist shorts.
Call 830-672-1106.
Afghans, baby blankets, single bed
spreads for sale.
Can choose own
colors. Can come
by or call, 2031270. 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.
Arlene or Linda.
------------------------55 Gallon metal
or Plastic Drums.
Volume Discounts.
$5.00 each. 830857-4321.


Gonzales Cannon

to place your FREE

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For Sale: Custom
made picnic tables; made with
with bolts and
screws - will make
the conventional
table with seats
attached to table;
will also make
tables with seat
benches separate
from table: 4-6 or 8
foot made for your
specific needs. Call
830-540-4776 or
830-857-3273 for
pricing and availability
------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great
for packing. Call
Jiggs Round Bale
Hay. $65/bale. 979263-5829.
------------------------Hay. Round bales,
$70. Square bales,
$8.00. Call 713252-1130.
Tractor, 600 hours,
like new. Comes
with post hole digger, 9 inch Auger &
12 inch Auger, 6 ft.
Box Blade, heavy
duty ripper, 3 pt.
Bale Loader. All for
$6,500. 830-4814707.(9-18-14)
------------------------For Sale: Pop-up
square bale loader,
$200; Blade for
three-point hookup, $300; 6 rotocycle for three point
hookup, $300; Two
lawn edgers, $25
830-3778814. (8-21-14)
Model #1555. 5 ft.
Disc Harrow, 8 ft
Ford Belt Shredder.
Call 788-7443 to
be seen.(8-14-14)
2 Sets of solid
wood bunk beds
mattresses. Perfect for
bunk room or deer
camp. Great condition, nearly new!
Adult size. $300.
Will sell separately.
Round Table and
four chairs, $350.
Table is 48 inches
in diameter. Located in Nixon Call
------------------------Big solid oak lawyers desk. $50.
1995 Ford Pickup,
King cab, excellent
condition. Needs
obo. Also have
cars for sale. 830672-9691.
------------------------2007 Chevy Cobalt motor for sale.
$700. Call Albert,
------------------------HELP WANTED

cyl, good engine
------------------------96 Ford pickup.
Can be seen at
1822 St. Louis,
------------------------2012 Ford F-150,
Ecoboost Lariat,
fully loaded, navigation,
etc, white. 19
MPG in town, 22
MPG on highway.
$25,000. For more
information call
------------------------For Sale: 2006
equipment with
wheel chair lift.
call after 12 p.m.
830-437-2232. (821-14)
------------------------1966 Falcon Sport
Coupe. Very nice,
Ford red. 84,000
miles. Runs great.
Great shape. Looks
fantastic, garage
kept. Reduced to
$8,200. 512-8448820. (7-31-14)
------------------------1970 240Z, was
parts. $3,800. 512844-8820. (7-3114)
------------------------Want to buy older
small pickup to be
used off road. 830437-2232, call after
12 pm. (7-31-14)
------------------------Ford Fusion, 2013.
Only 7K miles. Excellent condition.
$17,000. 830-4372046.
2Br/2Ba, approximately 1,000 sq. ft.
mobile home for
sale. Approximately
on 1 acre. Road
frontage, new water
well and septic. Approximately 8 miles
from town. Call for
information, Mary
Ann, 830-445-6601
or 830-857-6545..
------------------------Commercial Grade
24x60 with or without
Homes. 800-3696888. (RBI 32896)
------------------------New 2015 32x48
doublewide 3 or 4
bedrooms, 2 baths.
Mid $50s, delivered,
set-up, A/C. (RBI
1-6, Fayette Country
Homes, 979-7436192.
------------------------We pay CASH
for used homes.
Homes. 979-7436192. (RBI 32896)
------------------------Thank you for letting Us SERVE you
for 20 YEARS. We
are the Oldest Dealership in the 14
surrounding counties. We are here

Apply today,
Start today!!!

General Labor

5628 FM 1116, Gonzales

Call 830-672-9140 for more
Competitive Pay
$8.50 - $11.00
(with weekly incentive pay)

Pay raise after 6 months & 1 Year

Must have proof of identity and eligibility to
work in the U.S.
Human Resources
603 W. Central, Hwy 87, Nixon, Texas
(830) 582-1619 for more information.
Si Habla Espaol

fore and After the
Purchase. Fayette
Hope to SEE You
Soon. Open 7 days
a week. 979-7436192. (RBI 32896)
------------------------One bedroom mobile home. Almost
new. One bathroom, on 10 acres
of land, cow pens,
arena, electric gate,
shed, very nice.
6545 Hwy. 304. 830203-1953.
------------------------Belmont RV Park.
We have FEMA trailers for sale. From
$2,500 & up or rent
to own. Please call
For Rent: 2 manufactured homes at
H4 lake, $500/mo.
people. Request
References. 830399-0562.
------------------------3BR Trailer, with
extra room. 404
Smiley. $700/month,
$700/deposit. 830582-1593.
in country. $700/
deposit. 830-2030386.
------------------------Mobile home for
rent in Waelder.
3BR/1BA. Please
------------------------For rent: 3 bedroom/1 bath mobile homes, fully
furnished, stove,
microwave, central
monthly, $675 deposit, Roadrunner
Mobile Home Park,
------------------------For Sale or Lease. 3
BR Trailer House, 2
RV Spots. Leesville.
Room and Bath for
rent. Single person
only. Reasonably
Priced. Call 6728034.
------------------------Room for Rent 1BD/1BA, private
entrance. 830-8574162.
------------------------Attn: Oil Field
Workers. Wymans
Rooming House
has 4 large furnished bedrooms
for rent. Fully
equipped kitchen,
covered patio w/
BBQ pits & much
In Waelder, TX, 415
South 2nd Street.
walk-in shower to
be ready for rent
January, 1st. New
paint, tile, carpet, siding. $800/
monthly. Call 281615-1405.
Ramirez, The Zeramar Corporation.
------------------------2/1 Fenced yard,


$750/mo. + deposit.
Water and trash included. Appliances, washer/dryer
included. $1,350/
mo + deposit. 3/2
, beautiful country home. Water &
trash included. appliances. $1,450/+
deposit. 830-8574458.(10-30-14)
------------------------For Rent. 2BR/1BA
home located on
N. Patrick. $900/
month, $500/sec.
deposit. Contact
1BR, 1BA Duplex.
All electric, Ac/
Ceiling Fan, Appliances, Carpet, Vinyl, Paneling. Tub/
Room, Yard Sprinkler System. Separate Yard & Porch.
No Smoking inside
Unit, No Pets. $650
+ deposit . References.
------------------------1BR unfurnished.
1814 Sycamore.
Young couple or
older couple. Contract required. For
more information
call 830-672-9011.
------------------------For Rent: 3/2
house on Main
Street in Moulton,
Tx. Semi furnished,
big back yard,
2,300 sq. ft. Available September
15. $1,200/month,
$500/Dep. Call or
Text Paula, 361433-1244. (9-4-14)
------------------------3/1, large carport,
plenty of storage,
downtown. $950/
mo., $1,200/dep.
------------------------2/1 St. George St.
With yard & porch.
$ 5 5 0 / m o n t h l y.
------------------------Nixon Area. 3/2,
like new, CA/CH,
hookups. $1,000


per month. 830857-6921.
------------------------Attention Oil
house, sleeps 5.
Ready for move-in.
Fully equipmmed
kitchen, covered
lighted parking, individual air & heat,
32 flat screen TVs
& Refrigerators in
each room. Must
see. 713-501-3416.
------------------------2BR houses for
rent. No Pets.
Month to Month.
Call 830-672-3089.
------------------------2 bedroom, 1 bath
house in Gonzales
for rent. Fridge,
Microwave, Stove
and can be fully
furnished. Remodeled last year with
floors, Central Air,
$1,050/mo. 830542-9743.
------------------------Office Space w/
Living area to rent
in the center of
town (On the Main
Hwy). Call (830)
4/3, 2 Living areas
around Waelder
Area. $800/deposit, $1,300/month.
Big yard, front &
------------------------Cottages for Lease.
cottages for rent
in Gonzales, TX.
Includes all furniture, flat screen
TV, linens, kitchen
items & appliances
refrigerator, range, microwave, washer
& dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly
Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500
Security Deposit.
Required. 1 Bedroom,
$1,300/month, 2
bedroom, $1,600/
month. Call 830351-1195. Shown
by appointment.
------------------------Motel Suites. 2



Day and Night Transport Drivers

Three years over the road driving
experience preferred and a current
Class A CDL with HazMat and
Tanker endorsements required.
Competitive compensation with
night and holiday pay
differential. Potential annual
earnings of $70,000 with limited
overnight travel. Sign on bonus
available to qualified applicants.
Benefits include two weeks paid
vacation, health insurance and
401(k). Applications may be
picked up and returned to
Johnson Oil Company,
Attn: Mike Burke,
1113 E. Sarah
DeWitt Dr,
Gonzales, TX or
fax to

Day Driver/Delivery
Schmidt & Sons, is a local family operated fuel & oil distributor.
We currently have a Day Driver/Delivery position available. As a
Schmidt & Sons driver, were committed to your success, because
when you succeed we succeed. Come join our team of drivers, we
treat you like family. Benefits: Vacation pay, 401K and group health
benefits with profit sharing plan and driver incentive programs.
If you meet the minimum qualifications below, youre one step closer to a career at Schmidt & Sons:
* Must be at least 25 years of age
* Must have Class B CDL with Hazardous Material
Endorsement (class A CDL and tanker endorsement preferred).
* No more than two (2) minor preventable accidents in the
last three (1) years
* No more than two (2) non-serious moving violations in the
last three (1) years
Applications available on
Fax application to (830) 672-7373 or
Email to


small yard. $68
weekly. Crews welcome. Call Mike,
------------------------Single Suite. Perfect for Supervisor for Oil Company. Full kitchen,
washer/dryer, TV/
Full cable, wireless
internet. No smoking inside. No Pets.
and all bills paid.
Private Yard/Garage. Weekly, $280;
Deposit $300. Call
------------------------ATTENTION OIL
Furnished with all
bills paid -- Full
Kitchen - Personal
bedrooms and living room. WEEKLY
Please call Mike at
(512) 292-0070 or
(830) 672-3089.
------------------------MOTEL ROOMS
rates starting at
$35.00 per night.
Which include A/C,
Microwave, Refrigerator, TV/Cable
with all bills paid.
Please call Mike at
(512) 292-0070 or
(830) 672-3089.


Busy Restaurant
with large customer base for sale
in Smiley, Texas.
Equipment included. Contact Doris,
210-373-6869 or
SPACE w/attached
2,000 sq. ft. commercial
located at 332
St. George St. in


downtown Gonzales. Central air/
heat, tile floors,
pressed tin ceiling 1 1/2 bathrooms, attached
reserved, off-street
mo. $650/deposit.
www.DeMentandCo m p a ny. c o m .
(512) 576-5868.




Plant Openings
Plant Palletizers &
Cleanup Positions
Benefits 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

Now accepting
applications for
employment. Must have
love & compassion to
care for children.
Apply in person.

Looking for a nice
house in or near
2 rooms for rent
- large house, 3
acres of land with
a very nice home.
All bills paid - furnished. More information & first
call 1st served call.

Call 672-7100 to
place your ad.

Rosalinda Gonzales, Director

Christian Kids
Gonzales One and Only
Christian Based
State Licensed
Daycare and Preschool

921 St. Peter St.


Train a child in the way he should go;and
when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Municipal court clerk

Municipal court
SUMMARY: This is a para-professional position responsible for
implementing policies established by the municipal judge for the
administration of the municipal court. Has daily contact with the
public requiring the exercise of courtesy and tact. Is responsible
for numerous reports and records, makes decisions requiring mature judgment. This position directly reports to the City Secretary
for supervision.
Required Knowledge and Skills:

Skill in providing excellent customer service to persons of all ages, regardless of social or economic backgrounds

Knowledge of Court-clerk ethics; traffic, criminal and

juvenile court procedures.

Knowledge of docket posting, court scheduling, multiple-line telephone and radio operation, bookkeeping procedures,
cashiering, computer operation, public relations and typing are

Must refer to Federal and State Regulations, taxing and

clerks manuals, the Clerks Training Center, ordinances or statutes, traffic or criminal handbooks, utility billing manual, financial reports, legal instruments and legislative notices.

Submit court records to city administration, Texas Judicial Council, State Comptroller, Texas DPS and others. Supplies
judge, City and State Comptroller with financial reports.

Errors could result in improper administration of the

municipal court, legal and municipal record discrepancies and
monetary loss. Could be sued in capacity as Court Clerk or as
an individual and could improperly deprive individuals of their

Must be able to work with people from all social groups

including: County Tax Collector, Appraisal District personnel,
Municipal court defendants, witnesses, complainants, attorney
and judge; taxpayers, city customers, co-workers, supervisors,
Police Department employees and other court-related agencies.

Record daily receipts and maintain employee time sheet.

Required Education, Experience, and Certificates:

High School diploma or equivalent

Participation in New Clerks Course and annual seminars sponsored by the Municipal Clerks Training Center.

One year related experience recommended.

Certified Notary Public.

Compensation: Dependent upon Qualifications
How to apply:
Applications for employment may be found at or at the City of Gonzales, City Hall at 820 St Joseph.
Please submit applications- Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St. Joseph
or PO Box 547, Gonzales, TX. 78629. Positin will remain open
until filled.
The City of Gonzales is an equal opportunity employer.

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For Rent: Industrial Property for
rent. M1 Ind. Storage Yard, 70x130.

616 & 618 St. Paul

for rent. Office
space or store
front, 1/2 block off
square. For more
information, call
------------------------Office space for
rent. 10x10 space
in Nixon. Furniture
included. 830-8576921.

616 & 618 St. Paul

for rent. Office
space or store
front. For more
information, call



Adult Ed
Recruitment/Retention Specialist
Victoria College is hiring a part time Recruitment & Retention Specialist for the
Adult Education Program on the Gonzales Campus. Position is non-benefits
eligible, pays $15/hr., and requires a
bachelors degree. Will be responsible
for developing and offering new and
expanded services to prepare and attract
students to adult education opportunities. For more details and to complete
the VC on line application visit>Quick Links>Jobs at VC.

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

BD Driver - Class A - Tx DL
Sanitation (Nights)
Truck Mechanic
1st & 2nd Processing
Mon- Fri., 8-10 hr. days

------------------------5.5 Acres for Lease/
Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp
loops, and 100
yds off Hwy. 80 w/
good county road
frontage. In Leesville between Belmont & Nixon. Will
subdivide. Would
make a perfect oil
field yard or residence. Call David,
Peyton, 512-9485306.
------------------------Land for lease for
oil field service
equipment. Prime
location. 4 miles N.
on 183. 2 1/2 acres.
parking, storage.
Call 203-0585 or
672-6922. (TFN)
furnished apartment.
bills. Carport. Call
------------------------1BR/1BA, downtown.
------------------------Efficiency Apartment. Lake Gonzales. Weekly and


Utilities. TV provided. No pets.
non-smoking. Bob.
Have pictures.
------------------------TIRED OF HOTEL
Bluebird Lofts Fully
bath apartment.
bills paid, including 40 flatscreen
granite countertops,
central air and
heat, reserved offstreet parking and
more! Located at
612 Saint James
Street in historic
downtown Gonzales, close to shopping, restaurants,
and parks. $1,000
deposit, no pets,
no smoking. (512)
576-5868. www.
Hand for Hire. Call
Terry, (830) 8575927.
------------------------HELP WANTED

General Farm
Benefits include:

Competitive Pay
$9.50 - $12.00
(with weekly incentive pay)

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

Human Resources
603 W. Central, Hwy 87, Nixon, Texas
(830) 582-1619 for more information.
Si Habla Espaol

Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins.,

Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP.
Apply in person at:
Cal-Maine foods, Inc.,
1680 CR431
Waelder, Texas 78959.
Mon-Friday, 7-4 pm.
Telephone number

to the

The Gonzales Cannon

Will sit with elderly
in their home, do
light housekeeping, bathing and
running errands
or childcare during
day or night. 903284-1763,
------------------------Do you need a
Private Sitter for
your elderly loved
one. Call Megan
Wright-Perkins at
------------------------I am looking for a
private sitting job
with the elderly
Gonzales. Will sit
at home, hospital
or nursing home.
Please call me at
830-437-2311 or
Emilia Mayorga.
------------------------Need your home
cleaned for Fall?
Call Nancy, 830339-0727.(TFN)
------------------------DBK Advertising
balancing, document
preparation, WordPerfect
8, Color or Black
and white - all
done on compter. Cheap. DanielKeith@hotmail.
com, preferred or
DanielKeith564@ Call
------------------------Looking for sitting
job for a sweet
lady in her home.
Includes cooking
and will drive for
her if she needs
me to. Can stay
Friday night, Saturday night but
must be home by
Sunday at 3:00.
Call 830-519-3044.
------------------------Sitting at night
taking care of
elderly in their
home. References,
Call 361-212-8731.
services available.
Reasonable rates.
Servicing Gonzales
and surrounding

areas. References
Barbara at 979777-8710 or email
------------------------In Home Appliance Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30
years experience.
Haul Scrap Metal
& appliances. Call
Larry at 361-5964391.
------------------------Sewing machines.
Sales, Service &




General laborer for
yard maintenance
weed eating. Reasonable rates. Call
or text if interested, Duke, 830-8573118.
------------------------Lawn mowing service. No job too
big or small. Call
830-263-0383 for
free estimate. Also
do weed spraying around fences.
Will beat any price.
Gonzales area.
------------------------Willing to mow
lawns in morning
or evening. Also
will do weedeating. Not affiliated
with any companys. 830-2630909.
------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential &
commercial. Will
also mow oilfield
yards or large oil
related businesses.
Liability ins., free
estimates and low
cost. No job too
large or too small.
K-Z Spree, 2009
29tt, ultra light.
All fiberglass, fully
loaded, non smoking. Many Extras.
1 double slideout, easy lift hitch.
$17,500. 512-2387824.(7-24-14)


Vacuum Truck Drivers

a year in
or out of
and Out of
Dec. 31.
A Christmas
Gift that will be
enjoyed all year

Call Sanya Today


901 St. Joseph P.O. Drawer E

Gonzales, Texas 78629

For Eagle Ford Shale area

CDL & exp. required
Up to $20/hr w/competitive
Please Call:


CDL Driver


29ft RV for rent or
sale. RV will included free wifi and all
bills paid. Please
call 361-571-6872
for any information.
RV Rentals available at Belmont
RV Park Estates.
Starting at $400.00
mo. Free WiFi, all
utilities paid. Laundromat, pool. Call
------------------------29ft RV for rent or
sale. RV will included free wifi 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
$200 a week with
a $250.00 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 information.
------------------------RV Space and RV
trailer for rent. All
bills included with
Dish Network. 830203-9255.
------------------------RV for Rent. $300/
wk. Call 512-6674356.
------------------------Travel Trailer for
rent or sale. Rent
is $300.00 per
week with all bills
paid. Will relocate to RV park of
your choice and I
pay the RV Rental.
Or $1,000.00 per
month with all bills
paid. Will sell travel
trailer for $55,000.
Call 830-351-0943
for details.
------------------------RV Space for rent.
$300 month. All
bills included. If
interested please
call 820-203-9255
for rent. Will rent
weekly or monthly. Pets Allowed.
$300 per week or
$1,000 per month.
Call Terry for details,
830-3510943. Will relocate
to RV Park of your
choice. All utilities
------------------------Travel Trailer for
rent for RV space in
Smiley. All utilities
healthy environment.
830-2039255 or 361-7906305.
------------------------30 Travel Trailer
w/2 slides for rent
in RV Ranch in
Gonzales. Swimming pool, laundry
facilities, shower
house and all bills
paid. $300 a week.
------------------------28 Travel Trailer
for rent. Can be
moved from job
site. Call 830-3056926.
------------------------Office or Living
Trailers for lease or
buy. Peyton, 512HELP WANTED

Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins.,

Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP.
Apply in person at:
Cal-Maine foods, Inc.,
1680 CR431
Waelder, Texas 78959.
Mon-Friday, 7-4 pm.
Telephone number

948-5306; David,
RVs Site for Rent.
Several RV sites
available in Nixon,
Tx. Clean, quiet
atmosphere, water, electric, sewer,
trash & wifi provided. 300 S. Parker.
$375/per month.
------------------------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 830-431-4169.
------------------------One R/V site available. $450 per
utilities. For more
info call 830-8571418 or 830-8570986.
------------------------Private RV or Travel Trailer Parking
Spot. All hookups
are in place and
ready to call your
home. Fencing on
three sides. Located on corner lot
with shade trees.
Has pad for home
to be parked on.
$300 per month
with $100 Deposit.
All bills paid. Located at Luling. This is
a private lot, no RV
park. Call 830-2634356 or 830-5606963 for showing
and details.
------------------------Six RV Hookups for
long term lease at
Intersection of Hwy.
90 and TX 304.
Contact: 281-7887500.
------------------------2 RV spaces in
town. $295/mo.,
1 Mobile home
space for rent,
Finch Park, 6722955.
Good seats, good
stereo, good trailer. Motor needs 90
Force Powerhead.
$2,500. 830-8575106.
2006 Harley soft
tail. $13,500/OBO.
------------------------Harley Davidson
- 2007 Dyna Lowrider with pulled
Grey 7700 miles.
Blue Book Price
- $9,440. Harley
Davidson - 2009
700 miles - Burnt
Orange. Blue Book
- $5,190. Will negotiate. Call 830-8759126 for more information, 8-5pm.
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buying pre-owned
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2006 Land Prides
4x4 Recreational
Vehicle For Sale.
Motor. Independent Suspension.
Roof. 4x4. Asking
- $4,950.00 in very
good condition.
Call 830-857-4670.
Registered border
collie. 7 weeks old.
American Pit Bull
Terrier. Call 5404850 for information. (9-25-14)
------------------------American Pit Bull

Terrier puppies for
sale, Blue & Red
nosed, 3 females
and 1 male. Asking
$115 for the male
and $130 a piece
for the females.
Prices negotiable.
Mother & father
are both large,
gentle and loyal
dogs. Call Jonathon at 830-2631503.(8-28-14)
------------------------Precious purebred
Chihuahua puppies. 8 wks. Very
cute & loves to
play. 1st shots &
trained. Raised in
my home. $150




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. SOLD
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, fine dining. Good oaks, coastal bermuda. Nice home
plus modular home. Some minerals. $1,400,000.
62 Acres. South Cuero. Oaks, brush, hay field.
Pens, well. Cross-fenced.
198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter,
shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon,
mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new
hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into
two tracts.

7 days a week.
Hand/Scissor Cut.
Small, $20 & $30;
Medium, $35 &
Large, $45. Ask for
Susan. 361-2581505.
2 Registered Quarter Horses. Good
halter & cutting
bloodlines. Gentle.
Not ridden much
lately. Looking for
good home. Call
horse trailer, 2009,
original owner, 16
$2,100. Call Bob at
Looking for feedlot cowboy to put
handle on saddle
------------------------Goats for Sale. Call



$7.00 per bale.
------------------------Angus Bull. 3 - 18
months old Bulls; 1
26 month old bull.
Call 830-263-0808.
------------------------Bull For Sale:
* Black polled Hereford (White face).
* 21 months old. *
Very gentle, home
grown. * Throws
a predominance
of black baldies
when crossed with
black hided cows.
* This breed has
a history of birthing small calves. *
Heifer calves make
replacement stock. * Can
be registered, if
papers are important. * Price $2,500.

estate! 4,300 SF,

4BR/3B on 9 acres.
Features include:
office, 2 FP (one in
MB), wood flooring,
tub, stained glass,
crown molding,
upstairs laundry,
covered porches,
2-car garage. Large
BBQ pit and patio.
Detached 30x40
shop w/overhead
doors, sink, cabinets and bathroom.
pond w/walk-out
pier. Oak and Pecan trees. Minerals.
Located 6 miles
south of Hallettsville.
361-798-9970 or
210-846-1898. (1030-14)
------------------------For Sale by Owner: Home on Land.
123 Acres w/1,800
SF manufactured
home (year: 2001).
Land features gorgeous views, gently rolling hills,
pasture land, cross
fencing, 2 ponds,
30x60 and 30x20
pole barns. Home
features fireplace,
garden tub, open
floor plan, vaulted
ceilings, covered
porches. Sunrise
view in back, sunset view in front.
Pump House includes 1,000 gal
water storage tank
and Rain SoftTM
16-ft. tall. Located
between Shiner

and Moulton. private. No minerals.

361798-9970 or 210846-1898. (10-3014)
------------------------For Sale: to be
moved or removed. One hundred year old
house, excellent
wood, new tin
roof, story and half.
Must be moved or
removed within
sixty days of purchase.
830-857-0268. (731-14)
located in Yoakum,
2br/1bath, central
air/heat, shingle
roof, laundry room
front/back porch,
nature view surrounds back yard,
excellent location
distance to HEB,
minutes from oil/gas
activity in the area.
MUST SEE! 361293-8172, Cali.(717-14)
------------------------House for Sale:
hardwood floors, large
Sold with or without large lot in
back. Large fenced
lot. 210 Crisswell,
Yoakum, TX. 361596-4497.

10 Acres land to
be rented. In Smiley at edge of City,
Nixon back towards Cuero. Call
------------------------Approximately 1/2
Acre S. of Gonzales
on Pilgrim Rd. Call
for details. 979743-5840.
------------------------Land for Sale. 17
------------------------45+ Acres for sale.
Pasture land &
wooded acreage.
electricity, some
minerals, some restrictions. Northern
per acre. 830-5403382.(7-24-14)
------------------------5.5 Acres for Sale
or Lease. Cleared,
water well, 3-200
amp loops, and
100 yds off Hwy.
80 w/good county
road frontage. In
Leesville between
Belmont & Nixon.
Would make a perfect oil field yard or
residence. Call David, 713-252-1130
; Peyton, 512-9485306.

lot cowboy to put

handle on saddle

For Sale by Owner:

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19972001 Toyota Camry, 4 cyl, good
engine. 830-3778814.(9-25-14)
Looking for feedMISC. SERVICES

Backhoe &
Water lines, Water repairs, sewer
830-5566905. There is no
substitute for experience.
------------------------Need a lifeguard
for private parties!
call 830-445-0483.
------------------------Mobile Mower
Offering tune-ups,
repairs & parts for
most brands in
my trailer, at your
home. Evenings
Tune-ups start at
$30+ parts. 830857-4580, Jacob.
------------------------Belmont RV Park.
Propane Services.
Call 830-424-3600
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------------------------Plumbing Repairs.
All Types of
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Reasonable Rates.
Please Call
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------------------------No Limit
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5143 CR 283 - HARWOOD - Majestic country-side property and custom

home on approx. 124 acres! 3BD/2.5 BA home with detached 2 car garage.
Recent, full remodel to home offers remarkable custom detailing throughout.
Spend your evenings winding down on the covered patio, next to the pool, and
gazing out onto the flowing fields. Approx. 35% wooded areas and 65% open
pastures including a beautifully constructed horse barn, large shop, storage
sheds, irrigation tank, good fencing, and water to all pastures. $1,070,000.

2025 Sandy Ranch Rd. - Harwood - This

secluded ranch is the one youve been looking for! Improved property features 46.2 fully
fenced acres of wooded and coastal fields
with large stock tank, 2 barns, and numerous
sheds. 3 BD/2BA/2 Car Garage brick home
on a slab with metal roof. $450,000

v17010 IH-10, HARWOOD - NEW LISTING - Large, approx. 2,331 sq. ft. 3
BD/2.5BA/3 car garage open floor plan home on approx. 33 acres. Kitchen open
to breakfast area, dining and large living. Screened and open porches. Large shop,
2 hay barns, pens, 4 ponds andSOLD
beautiful Countryside views. Fenced and crossfenced. This property is a must see! OFFERED AT $325,000.

1269 San Marcos Hwy. - Luling - Approximately 1,724 sq. ft. 3 BD/2 BA/2
car garage home located on 1.01 acres.
Detached covered storage area of
approximately 1,228 sq. ft. *Additional
adjoining 0.595 acre tract possibly available. $112,500

v215 S Oak - Large, 3 BD/2.5 BA home located on half of a city block for 0.7
acre! Large den and formal dining areas feature 2 wood burning fireplaces. Upstairs
features private entrance for income producing space if desired. Open lot to enjoy
garden, pool, or build income producing structure. REDUCED $199,900. $209,500.


v39.59 Acres - 3161 Chalk Rd., Harwood NEW LISTING - Great property for home site
and/or recraetional use features mostly wooded terrain with nice mature trees and some
clearing. Fenced on 3 sides, small pond, and
water well on site. $188,500.
vSettlement at Patriot Ranch - 3-27 acre
site built home sites. Beautiful countryside
and wildlife views. Electricity available. Paved
roads, well/septic required.
vRV Park - 31.117 Ac, HWY 90 IH 10 Access - Just off Interstate 10 - many possibilities with HWY 90 and Arrow Lane frontage.
City utilities available. Site has been engineered for 54 unit RV Park on 10.5 acres if
desired. Offered at $900,000.

u 172 ac. River Creek Ranch, Hwy. 87 on the DeWitt/Victoria Co.

Line, minerals - $1,379,040
u 314 ac. Belmont area. Nice balance of open & wooded, new
water well, minerals. CFP.
u 69 ac. New UNDER
Commercial Listing.

Michael Ruschhaupt
office: 830-236-5330;
cell 361-676-6114

office: 830-236-5330;
cell: 830-857-6012

2301 Acres - 163 CR 283, Harwood

Beautifully constructed stone home
sitting on 8.87 acres with an adjacent
14.14 acre tract. 4BD/3.5 BA home
features custom cabinetry, wood burning fireplace, high end finishes & a 2 car
garage. The adjacent tract is already
set up for the perfect hunting spot - all
blinds & feeders convey with property,
which also has 2 tanks and covered
slab for RV parking with hook-ups.

269.69 Acres - Hwy. 80S. Belmont

Ginger Robbins, Realtor


Web site:

627 CLARK ST., Gonzales. - Nice 3BD/2BA home.
Kitchen open to living area. Master bedroom has
an on suite with a walk-in closet. Engineered wood
flooring in living
area. New carpet in bedrooms.
Nicely landscaped yard. Nice size back yard is a
really nice size with a privacy fence, new roof.

Located approximately 7miles South of IH-10 in Gonzales
County, this picturesque hunting and recreational property
has a wow factor! Property features nice elevation spots
offering beautiful views, 2 water wells - located on the
North and South portions of property, small cabin and
older chicken house. The landscape is mostly brush land with a variety of native
brush and tree species making for an ideal habitat for wildlife. The brush is heavy
with a well maintained Sendero system. Offered at $1,225,303.

17515 E. IH 10
Great opportunity for investors or to
move your business to the Interstate.
Approx. 9,000 sq.
ft. metal building on
5 fenced acres. Total of 18.764 acres
located at the corner of IH 10 and CR
217. $590,000

1313 E. Pierce St., Luling

Shelly Moore
(830) 832-9406

u 56 ac commercial. Old Ranch Rd. 12, San Marcos, TX $1,400,000

Texas Ranch Specialist

57.24 Acres - 179 E Hwy. 97 Nixon

Mature trees and (3) covered patios
provide a secluded retreat for you to
enjoy the frest country breezes and
numerous amenities this property has
to offer. 30x35 metal workshop on
slab features (3) 10 foot doors and (1)
man door. 2 sheds for extra storage.
Approx. 2,178 sq. ft. home features hot
tub/spa, and a master retreat with dual
faux marble shower and private patio.
Great location at Hwy. 97 and Hwy. 80
intersection. $649,000



Lillian H. Smith

Farm & Ranch

Lloyd Barnes
(830) 832-9405


u 1505 E. Sarah DeWitt. 1.2 commercial acres - $795,000

71.13 Acres
CR 794 - Harwood
- NEW LISTING Located just South of
Harwood off CR 794
and IH 10 intersection in Gonzales
County, this tract
features a landscape
of nice trees including
Post and Live Oaks
throughout and a large tank. Co-op Water
and Electricity available. Great piece to
nurture for recreational and hunting opportunities or possible development of
Commercial or Residential improvements.


Caitlyn Kistler
(830) 203-0910

Approx. 200 of Highway

frontage. 2,400 sq. ft. includes
& storage. PosSOLD
sible conversion to shop with
3 bays - existing doors and
tracks in place. $89,000

511 Milam, Luling: Approx. 1165 sq.

ft. 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath.
Central Air RENTED
and Heat. Two car attached
garage. Screened porch on back of
home. Privacy fence in back. $1,000/
15309 FM 1322, Luling. App. 1,475
sq. ft. 3BD/2BA, kitchen open to dining room and family room. Attached
garage. Enclosed sun porch on back
of home, Co-op water, but also has
well for yard. Located just minutes from
Luling. Country views! Open hay barn
available for use. 1 acre! Located in the
country! $1,100/month.
94 GLENDALE, Luling - 3BD/2 full BA/1 1/2-bath.
Lge. family room with fireplace, lge. kitchen w/
island, stainless appliances,
office, formal dining
room/laundry room off kitchen, fireplace, 2-car attached garage, fenced back yard. Great neighborhood! $1,200/month.

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Family Dentistry of Gonzales

Gentle Quality Care
606 St. Louis
Gonzales, TX 78629

Assemblies of God
Gonzales Family Church
Assembly of God
320 St. Andrew
First Assembly of God
509 E. 3rd St. Nixon
New Life Assembly of God
Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith
St. Gonzales
Bahai Faith
Bahai Faith
621 St. George St. Gonzales
Clark Baptist Church
F.M. 794, Gonzales
County Baptist Church
Hwy. 87 Smiley
Eastside Baptist Church
Seydler Street, Gonzales
Elm Grove Baptist Church
4337 FM 1115
Waelder, Texas 78959



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First Baptist Church

422 St. Paul, Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of

God in Christ
1113 Hastings, Gonzales
New Way Church of God in Christ
514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

First Evangelical Lutheran
1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales

Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121

First Baptist Church

406 N Ave E Waelder

First United Methodist

426 St. Paul, Gonzales

Greater Palestine Baptist Church

S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)

First United Methodist

410 N. Franklin, Nixon

Greater Rising Star

Baptist Church
3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon

Flatonia United Methodist

403 E North Main, Flatonia

Iglesia Bautista
201 S Congress Nixon

Harwood Methodist Church

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood


Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

James Miller

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

Memorial Heights Baptist

1330 College Gonzales

Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87



of Gonzales

3428 Moulton Road

Gonzales, TX 78629

phone 830-672-2867

fax 830-672-6483

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Gonzales, TX 78629

The Romberg
Assisted Living Residence

Melanie Petru-Manager

210 Qualls Street, Gonzales, TX 78629 #030010

Morgan Mills

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97
Webster Chapel A.M.E.
1027 Church St. Gonzales

Old Moulton Baptist Church

2287 FM 1680, Moulton

Agape Ministries
512 St. James, Gonzales

Primitive Baptist Church

1121 N. College Gonzales

Living Waters Fellowship Church

605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales

Providence Missionary Baptist

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

Bread of Life Ministries

613 St. Joseph, Gonzales

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. John 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

M-F 7:00 to 5:30

Sat. 9:00 to 3:00

Abiding Word Lutheran Church,

1310 St. Louis

First Baptist Church

Hwy 108 N Smiley

San Marcos Primitive Baptist

4 Miles west of Luling on Hwy. 90
P.O. Box 186, Luling

(830) 672-6518
Fax: (830) 672-6368
Cell: (512) 376-0773

Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Belmont United Methodist
Hwy. 90-A

Oak Valley Baptist Church

Hwy. 97 Bebe

Travis Treasner

Full Gospel
Camp Valley Full Gospel
7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

First Baptist Church

403 N Texas Nixon

Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church

100 Capes Gonzales


La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo
W. Central at 87 Nixon

Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

830-540-4285 830-540-4422

Logan Insurance Agency

Episcopal Church of the Messiah
721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407

Harris Chapel United

S. Liberty St. Nixon

4421 Hwy. 97E, Gonzales

Office 830-672-8664
Fax 830-672-8665

Cowboy Church
of Gonzales County
J.B. Wells Showbarn
El Centro Cristiano Agua Viva
of Waelder
Sun. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.
Emmanuel Fellowship
1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales
Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship
Hwy. 80 in Leesville
Jesus Holy Ghost Temple
1906 Hickston, Gonzales

Gets You Back
Where You Belong!

Lisa G. Gaspard

Gieser Insurance Agency

941 St. Joseph
Gonzales, Tx 78629

Agency Manager
TDI #001113854

Toll Free:
(800) 358-5298

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Agency Producer
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P.O. Box 64
Shiner, TX 77984
(361) 594-3352
(361) 594-3127

424 St. Peter St.

Gonzales, TX
(830 672-3322
(830) 672-9208

921 St. Peter St.


Rosalinda Gonzales, Director

State Licensed
Train a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

506 St. Paul St. Gonzales, TX 78629

(830) 672-6556

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 830-5876500
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

Churches of Christ
Church of Christ
1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR
235, Right on CR 236

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)

201 E. Second St. Nixon

Pilgrim Presbyterian Church
CR 210 off FM 1116

Church of Christ
E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

Presbyterian Church of Gonzales

414 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God
Community Church of God
1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Messianic Judaism
Congregation Adat HaDerech
Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days,

Office 830-672-2845
Fax 830-672-6087

David S. Mobile 830-857-5394

Mike B. Mobile 830-857-3900

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aid in their rehabilitation.
In 1856, a soldier of for-

tune (who was also a journalist, doctor and lawyer) by

the name of William Walker
and his hand-picked group
of mercenaries took over Nicaragua. Walker appointed
himself dictator, thus securing for himself the distinction
of being the only native-born
American citizen to become
head of state of a foreign nation.

Barbra Streisand once had

a shopping mall installed in
the basement of her Malibu,
California, home.

You might be surprised to

learn that the Earth experiences a million earthquakes
every year; however, most of
them are so small that they
arent even noticeable.

Those who study such

things say that cockroaches
can run as fast as 3 mph.

If you counted up all the

McDonalds, Dunkin Do-

The next time you see a

group of cats together, you
can call them a cloudier.
If the cats are young ones,
though, the appropriate term
for a group of kittens is a

Thought for the Day: A

man cant be too careful in
the choice of his enemies. -Oscar Wilde
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Cannon

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The annual Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserve, continues at a number of Gonzales-area businesses, incuding The Cannon, are joining
hands with the Marine Corps Reserves to participate in this years Toys for Tots Christmastime donation program. Local businesses are displaying the window decal and
have a donation box available. Donors are asked to contribute new, unwrapped toys
for Christmas by Friday, Dec. 5. Registration is also being held for those families seeking gifts for their children. Registration forms are available at three primary locations (Hair Creations, 304 Thornton), Victoria College-Gonzales (424 E. Sarah DeWitt
Dr.) and Faith Family Church (1812 Cartwheel Dr. in Gonzales). Registration forms are
also available at Come and Wash It Laundromat, First Baptist Church, Mount Pilgrim
Missionary Baptist Church, and Emmanuel Fellowship. Registration deadline is also
Dec. 5. For more information on the program, call 830-282-7879 or e-mail

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VA initiative reporting success

The Department of
Veterans Affairs is making
good on a promise to get
veterans into appointments
more quickly, especially
those who live far from
have waited too long for
During the first week of
November, the VA sent out
the first batch of Veterans
Choice Cards to veterans
who are eligible because of
where they live: more than
40 miles from a facility,
must travel extra miles to
get around bodies of water
or mountains, or must
travel by plane or boat to
get to a facility.
During the third week
of November, the second
batch went out. These
went to veterans who were
waiting more than 30 days
either from their preferred

Veterans Post
email to
Freddie Send
appointment date or past
the date they should have
been seen as determined
by their doctor. Costs
will be covered only for
physicianordered care.
This effort is part of
Care Initiative, wherein
opportunities for care have
been increased through
and having clinics open
more hours on more days
(evenings plus weekends).
Here are some of the stats
the VA holds out as proof
the program is working:
Wait times for primary

care for new patients has

been reduced by 18 percent
Ninety-eight percent
of appointment dates
preferred by the veteran
or his doctor have been
More than 1 million
authorizations for care
outside the VA system were
granted, which is nearly a
50 percent increase over the
past year, and which will be
increased even more by the
latest batches of care cards.
For more information
Program or to schedule
an appointment for nonVA care, call 866-6068198. Also to see more
eligibility, go online to

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