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Only one of the nine public high

schools in the region did not meet
state academic standards in the
Texas Education Agencys annual
report on academic progress.
Commissioner of Education

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Area schools attain

several distinctions

Designed to inform parents and

guardians about both a schools
characteristics and its achievements, the School Report Card
combines parts of other recently
released accountability reports to
provide a variety of campus-level
information concerning student
and campus performance.

Only Waelder School failed to

meet state standards and received
a rating of Needs Improvement
based on closing performance
gaps among demographic groups
and post-secondary readiness. All
other high schools in the region
Gonzales, Nixon-Smiley, Shiner,

in Flatonia, according to Lt. David

Beyer of the Fayette County Sheriff s Office.
According to Vinger, the Department of Public Safety troopers
were Patrick Mladenka and Jesse
Assistance was requested from
Flatonia Police Officer Elizabeth
Krieg, who joined in the pursuit,

according to Flatonia Police Chief

Mike Noak.
The suspect, who was driving an
older model small passenger car,
got on Interstate 10 and headed
east, but changed his direction of
travel numerous times, according
to Lt. Beyer.
Lt. Beyer said that four deputies
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Schulenburg man shot following chase


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Michael Williams announced that

the 2013-14 School Report Cards
(SRC) for campuses in every school
district and charter statewide are
now available on the Texas Education Agency website.

Austin on Friday afternoon

following an accident on
State Highway 111, 17 miles
east of Yoakum near the
Jackson County line.
John Salmon, 47, was
driving east in his tractor

WEIMAR An hour-long
pursuit that began in Flatonia and
involved numerous Fayette and
Colorado county agencies ended
in Weimar with the suspect being
shot Dec. 22.

Fayette Co.

The suspect has been identified

as Aaron Girard, 40, of Schulenburg, according to DPS spokesman
Tom Vinger.
The incident began on Monday,
Dec. 22 at about 8:30 p.m. when
DPS attempted to stop a vehicle


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The two-week time frame in the campaign for the House District 14 seat has made Gonzales a focal point for the five candidates seeking the
seat. At left, Lockhart Republican John Cyrier flew in to Dreyer Airport to meet with local business and community leaders Monday. Bastrop
Republican Brent Golemon, right, spent his Monday evening at the Bastrop County Tea Party meeting. (Photo by Dave Mundy/Courtesy Photo)

Its one election after another:

Short campaign makes Gonzales a focus in HD-17 race


The very short time frame for

campaigning for the Texas House
District 17 seat is making Gonzales
a focal point in the race.

Decision 2015
The four-day early voting period
began Monday and winds up Friday, with the election scheduled
Tuesday, Jan. 6.

The House seat is being vacated

by State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt,
who is leaving for a poist with the
Texas Department of Agriculture
after handily winning re-election
in November. Five candidates are
seeking the seat.

HD-13 candidate forum slated

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YOAKUMThe Republican Women of

Yoakum will host a Meet/ Greet and Debate for House District 13 Republican candidates at the Wednesday, Jan. 7 RWOY
meeting at the Yoakum Community Cen-

District 17 includes all of Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes,

and Lee Counties.
In a district normally decided
by votes cast in more-populous
Bastrop County, an expected very


Obituaries....................... 15
Local news........................ 2
Oil & Gas........................... 8
ter at 11:30 a.m.
Classifieds.......................... 10
District 13 Voters are encouraged to atComics............................. 20
tend and ask questions of the candidates.
The seat is being vacated by Lois Kolk- In Our View...................... 4
Puzzles............................. 19

Decision 2015

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Faith................................... 9
The Arts........................... 14
Region............................. 3
Business Directory..... 6
Sports................................. 16
For The Record............ 7
Community................... 15

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Gonzales center receives federal ACA grant funding

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AUSTIN A Gonzales
facility is among 66 health
centers in Texas to receive
Affordable Care Act grant
The Gonzales Clinic
operated by Community
Health Centers of South
Central Texas, Inc., received a grant for $12,274
as part of some $1.8 million in grants announced
by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M.
Burwell recently.
This funding rewards

Texas health centers that

have a proven track record
in clinical quality improvement, which translates to
better patient care, and
it allows them to expand
and improve their systems
and infrastructure to bring
the highest quality primary care services to the
communities they serve,
Burwell said. With these
funds, health centers in
Texas will continue to provide access to high quality, comprehensive primary
and preventive health care
to the patients that need it
the most.

Texas Health centers receiving these funds are being recognized for high levels of quality performance
in one or more of the following categories.
Health center quality
leaders received awards if
they were among the top
30 percent of all health centers that achieved the best
overall clinical outcomes,
demonstrating their ability to focus on quality in
all aspects of their clinical
operations; 17 Texas health
centers received funding in
this category for approximately $572,285.
National quality leaders received awards for
male subject, identified as 25 exceeding national cliniyear old Jody Allan Cantu of
Houston, was arrested and
charged with Possession of
Marijuana and the outstanding Brazoria County charge
for Possession of Marijuana.
Korenek reports on Friday afternoon Deputy David
Smith was dispatched to US
Hwy 90 near I10 reference a
stolen vehicle.
Upon arrival a 2011 GMC
Sierra Pickup truck was located and confirmed stolen
out of Colorado County. A
female subject was located
asleep in the truck. A crystal
type substance was located
which tested positive for
Arrested and transported
to the Fayette County Jail for
Possession of a controlled
substance was 18 yr old Megan Koerth.

Two face drug charges

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LA GRANGE Two persons are facing drug-related

charges following incidents
shortly after Christmas.
Fayette County Sheriff
Keith Korenek reports the
arrest of a man for drug
charges during a traffic stop
by Sheriff s Deputies. On Friday, Dec. 26, Sheriff s Deputy
Kenn Kretz was on patrol
and stopped a vehicle for a
traffic violation in the Flatonia area on Interstate 10.
Kretz ran a license and warrant check on the driver and
lone occupant and found he
was a Fugitive from Justice
from Brazoria County.
Deputies later located a
suspicious bag and found it
to contain Marijuana, crumpled up in US Currency. The

cal benchmarks (Healthy

People 2020 objectives and
health center national averages) for chronic disease
management, preventive
care, and perinatal/prenatal care, demonstrating
the critical role that health
centers play in promoting
higher quality health care
nationwide; 2 Texas health
centers received funding in
this category for approximately $77,962.
Clinical quality improvers received awards if
they demonstrated at least
a 10 percent improvement
in clinical quality measures
between 2012 and 2013,
showing a significant improvement in the health

of the patients they serve;

62 Texas health centers
received funding in this
category for approximately
Electronic Health Record reporters received
funding if they used EHRs
to report clinical quality measure data on all of
their patients, a key transformational step in driving
quality improvement for
all health center patients
across the nation; 17 Texas health centers received
funding in this category for
approximately $255,000.
These funds reward and
support those health centers that have taken steps to
achieve the highest levels

of clinical quality performance and improvement,

said Health and Resources
Administration (HRSA)
Administrator Mary K.
Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.
In Texas, 70 HRSAsupported health centers
operate more than 405
service delivery sites that
provide care to nearly
1,124,022 patients. Nationally, nearly 1,300
HRSA-supported health
centers operate more than
9,200 service delivery sites
that provide care to nearly
22 million patients in every state, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico,
the U.S. Virgin Islands,
and the Pacific Basin.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

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FORUM: Three file as candidates for Kolkhorsts House seat

Continued from page A1

horst of Brenham, who recently won the special election to the Texas Senate.
Early voting period begins Jan. 5 for the seat,
which represents residents
living in Lavaca, Fayette,
Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Grimes and Washington counties located between Austin and Houston.
The 2015 legislative session
begins Jan. 13.
Three Republicans have
already announced intentions to run for House
District 13: Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski,
Caldwell Attorney Leighton Schubert and Becky
Berger, a member of the
Republican State Executive

Committee. All have confirmed attendance for the

Jan. 7 RWOY meeting.
Judge Bilski and her
husband, Joe, have been
married for 40 years. The
couple resides in Sealy, and
they have three children
and seven grandchildren.
Judge Bilski is a member
of Farm Bureau, NRA, KJT
and KJZT, Texas Sports Association, as well as many
other civic and charitable
organizations. Joe and Carolyn are active members at
Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Sealy,
where Carolyn is involved
in the Jr. High Ministry
and serves as a Eucharistic
In January 2015, Judge
Bilski will conclude her

fifth term as Austin County

Judge. She began leading
the county in 1995 and
has balanced 20 budgets,
always returning funds
for emergency surplus,
while the countys population grew by 35 percent.
When she took office, the
countys finances were in
poor shape. There was only
$55,000 in cash reserves.
Today there is $8 million
in reserves and each of
her annual budgets has returned a surplus.
Judge Biliski states highlights of her career as a
County Judge includes;
financial stability, restoration of the jail museum,
obtaining more space for
county offices, getting an
elevator and remodeling

hes already developed a

working relationship with
Kleinschmidts district staff
and said three key issues
will dominate this legislative session: education
funding, water rights and
Also seeking the seat are
Bastrop entrepeneur Brent
Golemon, former Bastrop
County Judge candidate Ty
McDonald, Independent
community organizer Linda Curtis of Bastrop and
Democrat realtor Shelley
Cartier of Cedar Creek.
Golemon has made several stops in Gonzales already and Curtis is familiar
to local county residents
after working on the gubernatorial campaign of Libertarian Kathie Glass.
Early voting by personal appearance finishes in
Gonzales County from 8
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan.
2. There will be no voting

on Jan. 1. All early voting will take place at the

County Clerks office at the
Courthouse-Gonzales Annex at 1709 Sarah DeWitt
Voting will take place on
Election Day, Jan. 6, at the
following locations:
Precincts 1, 14 and 15,
Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 St. Joseph;
Precincts 2 and 11,
Gonzales Master Gardeners Building, 623 N. Fair
Precincts 3, 5, 7, 8 at
the Gonzales City Building,
820 St. Joseph;
Precincts 4, 6, 10 and
13 at the Gonzales county
Nixon Annex, 603 E. Central in Nixon;
Precinct 9 at Waelder
Community Center, 311
Highway 90W in Waelder;
Precinct 12 at the JB
Wells Park multi-purpose
building, 2301 County
Road 197 in Gonzales.

VOTING: Gonzales has chance

to influence HD-17 seat race
Continued from page A1

low turnout could make

Gonzales a key player, one
candidate told local business and community leaders Monday.
John Cyrier of Lockhart,
a former Caldwell County
Commissioner, flew in to
the Dreyer Airport for a
quick meeting with local
business and community
leaders, part of a whirlwind
flying trip which also saw
him hitting Karnes City,
Smithville and Giddings.
Being an Aggie, when
they asked me I could
hardly spell commissioner,
much less knew what they
did, but I learned to love
it, Cyrier quipped. He was
appointed to the caldwell
Court to fill an unexpired
term, then handily won reelection.
In his chat with local
leaders, Cyrier emphasized

Carolyn Bilski

Leighton Schubert

Becky Berger

the courthouse, and getting

a museum at San Felipe
de Austin State Historic
Site. All have been accomplished except the last item,
which is in the works.
Leighton Schubert, attorney in Caldwell, Texas
was born in Brenham, and
raised in Burleson County.
He graduated from Snook
High School and is a proud
Texas Aggie graduate. In
addition he obtained his
law degree from South
Texas College of Law in
Houston, Texas. Leighton
was raised on the traditional family values of hard
work and giving back to his
local community, state and
country. In doing so, he has
worked with the U. S. Department of State both in
Washington and in South
America, served as a staff
assistant to a U.S. Senator,
the Harris County Office of
Legislative Relations, and
the Attorney General of
Leighton then made the
choice to move back home
and start his own law firm
on the square in Caldwell,
Texas. Upon returning to
Burleson County, he has
been involved in the Rotary Club, Lions Club,
chamber of commerce, and
numerous other community service organizations.
Schubert is concerned
about a growing Government and believes in local

control government. He
is focused on education,
water, and transportation
issues facing Texans. He
plans to stay in close contact with an open door policy to local officials.
Becky Berger, Geologist and Rancher of Lavaca
County, is a lifelong Republican who has dedicated much of her time and
effort into working for and
principles and values. She
is Past Treasurer for the
Fayette County Republican
Party, Precinct Chairman,
Election Judge, Public Relations Committee Member, Campaign Committee
Member and a delegate to
multiple Republican State
Conventions and attended
the National Convention in
Houston. Becky is a Volunteer Deputy Registrar and
is currently a Texas Federation of Republican Women
District Director for Senatorial District 18 overseeing clubs in 21 counties.
She is also a member of
Republican Women of Yoakum.
Important issues are:
Reduced Spending- I
believe that every agency
in the State and in the nation can drastically reduce
spending thereby cutting
the taxes needed to supply
us with things we should be
doing for ourselves. Cutting spending by cutting

waste is essential in any

company and needs to be
required of every government agency.
Energy- Energy is central
to the Texas and U.S economies. Energy powers our
transportation, our computers, and our homes. Picking
winners and losers and government subsidies whether
for wind, solar, or oil and gas
are not whats needed. We
dont need the favors and
subsidies to those with the
right lobbyists and connections. We simply need to
empower individuals and the
2nd Amendment- Im a
staunch defender of the 2nd
amendment, and we have the
right to open carry anytime
or place without restrictions.
Private Property Rights- I
will fight government regulations that deny landowners
their legitimate right to use
their property. Government
should never be allowed to
take private property for
public use to facilitate private
businesses to take someones
property for what is considered by some to be a better
All visitors are welcome.
Come meet and speak with
the candidates. Lunch will
be served with free will donation accepted. For more
information please callBrenda Cash Marek 361594-4258 or email at bac@

In Our View

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas 2014 at Shaws Bend Social Club

The chatter and noise
echoed in my head and I
did not understand a word.
The people moved in slow
motion, or as if they were
walking in a swimming
pool. They filled their
plates at the small makeshift buffet and ambled to
a long table. Everyone was
at the Shaws Bend Social
Club to eat and relax.
Christmas lights encircled the cavernous room
glowing red and green. The
soft colored light warmed
the air. The people were all
smiling and laughing.
The giant longhorn skull
over the bar was decorated
with ribbons, bows, and a
string of lights. Likewise,
the elk head mounted on
the wall was befitted trappings worthy of Santas
reindeer. The four ceiling
fans, down the length of
the ceiling, spun lazy circles pushing the heat down
and dissipating cigarette
smoke. Near the buffet was
a Cowboy Christmas tree
and next to it was a jumble
of lariat ropes decorated
and fashioned into a second tree.
The girls had done a
good job getting ready for
Then I noticed one of
the patrons at the juke box.
He was a young slim man

Looking Down
from the Saddle


Herman Brune is a freelance writer,

radio personality and author based
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whose skin was blacker

than most of the local black
folks. His features were
harder and his eyes were
deep set. Id also noticed
him to be a quiet person
with a fast good-hearted
smile. He studied the music list while the machine
reflected various colored
lights off his face. His motions were slow and his
gaze searched the screen.
Then, with a hint of satisfaction, he pressed his selection.
In an instant, musical
notes from a full orchestra
and a beautiful male voice
filled the atmosphere. It
was not what I expected. It
was not a tune from Nashville, nor was it old time
rock and roll. This was no
beer-drinking ballad. And
it was not the vulgar social-

ly condemning rap. It took

my brain a moment to register what I was hearing it
was a waltz! And it was so
wonderful I stood in awe!
The young black man let
his head lean back as he
sang along with the music.
But it was not English. For
a long minute I was transfixed watching him. His
eyes were closed and his
countenance was at peace.
Only his lips moved. It was
a question whether he was
still part of the company
or whether the song and
mood had transported him
to his homeland. Then one
of his cohorts that stood at
the bar lifted his arms as if
he held a dance partner. In
an easy motion the second
man stepped forward and
began gliding waltz steps
across the floor. He also lifted his chin, and with more
bravado than his friend,
sang along with the artist.
The second mans grin was
broader and he enjoyed being a small spectacle.
Everyone turned their
attention to the two black
gentlemen. They were
sharing a big part of their
hearts with their hosts.
They were also giving insights into a culture from
the other side of the world;
a culture cultivated on the
Dark Continent that many

of us have never, and may

never, experience.
The waltz continued
for several minutes. It was
simple to appreciate the
happiness of the moment,
the feeling in the room,
the quality of the music,
and the joy of our guests.
Several of the hosts eventually nodded their approval
and returned to eating the
evening meal. One of them
stood near me with his
night time libation.
Is that a French waltz?
I asked.
I think its Portuguese,
he said.
Dad gum, how many
languages do these guys
The host shrugged.
Well, their native language is Swahili. Then they
speak French, Spanish,
English, and now theyre
singing in Portuguese, I
said. Im starting to think
these boys are smarter than
average folks. The host did
not answer but cocked his
head. We remained still listening and observing. Then
it entered my thinking that
its not unusual for Europeans or Africans to manage a handle on multiple
languages. Considering the
close proximity of smaller
countries, world trade, colonialization, and travel

knowing several languages

is probably equivalent to
American work ethics. But
maybe our guests had more
open space in their think
tank because their lives are
more one dimensional.
Then I shook my head.
Thats foolishness, I said
to myself. These poor
buggers have to worry
more about survival and
not getting their butt shot
off! There are a million
reasons why they need to
know so many languages
and some of those reasons
are probably punctuated
with bullets. That thought
soaked into me. The host
wandered back to the food
buffet and I tarried until
the song completed. Several of the other hosts and
guests hooted and clapped.
And then they faded into
private conversations.
The evenings time began
to slip away. Another day
was over and minutes of
our lives began to evaporate unnoticed as they
commonly do while relaxing, and always do while
standing in a bar.
A thought struck me
and I left my position and
strode towards the young
black man that still peered
at the music list on the juke
box. Then I reached into my
vest pocket and pulled out a

folded roll of cash. I sorted

out a ten and handed it to
him. He flashed his lightening smile, hesitated, and
then turned back to picking songs. And as I wished,
he chose more waltzes and
full orchestra music that
exhibited a surprising cultural background.
The club was full of folks
from Shaws Bend, Weimar,
Columbus, Ellinger, and
now also Africa, California, Pennsylvania, Florida,
and most likely a few other
states. The crowd laughed
and whenever a few left
others showed up to take
their place.
But my anxiety was
growing and without apparent reason. Trina, the
bar manager, announced
last call. And though the
clock is fast the minute
hand moved up and it was
I have to go! I said.
And I hurried to my truck.
In two minutes I was back
on my hill. The dogs were
barking at something down
the backside of the hill.
There at Yaupon Creek
was a campfire.
Hes here! I said and
now I wanted to dance!
(Read next week for Part
Two of Christmas 2014!)

Obamas olive branch

gives away the farm
Candidate Barack Obama said that, as
president, he would talk to anti-American
dictators without precondition. He didnt
mention that he would also give them historic policy concessions without precondition.
His surprise unilateral change in the U.S.
posture toward the Castro dictatorship came
without even the pretense of serious promises by the Cubans to reform their kleptocratic,
totalitarian rule.
The trade of Alan Gross, the American aid
worker jailed in Cuba for the offense of trying to help Jewish Cubans get on the Internet, for three Cuban spies is understandable
(we also got back one of our spies, and Cuba
released several dozen political prisoners as
a sweetener).
The rest of Obamas sweeping revisions
-- diplomatic relations and the loosening of
every economic sanction he can plausibly
change on his own -- are freely granted, no

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Rich Lowry
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questions asked. It is quid with no pro quo.

There is no doubt that economic sanctions
are a blunt and dubious instrument, and
reasonable people can disagree about their
wisdom (Ive gone back and forth about the
Cuban embargo through the years). But dictatorial regimes hate them for a reason. All
things considered, they want more economic
wherewithal rather than less.
Cuba is heavily dependent on the largesse
of its ideological partner Venezuela, whose
irrational, left-wing policies have helped
trash its economy. Just as the Cuban dictatorship faces the dire prospect of the collapse of
Venezuelas support, here comes El Yanqui
to cushion the blow. The Castro regime will
take a cut of the increased trade, remittances
and tourism that will spring from Obamas
Consider tourism. The Cuban military
has an enormous holding company called
GAESA. One of its companies, Gaviota, operates an extensive network of hotels and resorts, according to the strategic consultancy
Stratfor. Imagine if the Pentagon owned the
Marriott and Hilton hotel chains. That is the
Cuban tourism industry in a nutshell.
About a million Canadian tourists go to
Cuba every year. In total, more than 2 million tourists visit annually, and yet the Castro
regime is still standing.
It is true, of course, that the embargo -which Obama cant lift on his own -- hasnt
ended the Castro regime. On the other hand,
there is little reason to believe that lifting the
embargo will end it, either. Our vast trade
with China hasnt yet made Beijing any less
The Cuba embargo is condemned as a relic
of the Cold War, but it is the regime itself that
is a relic, an inhuman jackboot left over from
the era when people actually professed to believe in workers paradises.
There are holdout believers, still. The liberal elite has often treated Fidel Castro as a
cute, plucky figure of defiance, and even now,
the government has determined apologists
in the U.S. Congress.
If Cuba were a racist apartheid-style system rather than a communist dictatorship,
no one would be so eager to do business with
it. The great and good celebrate the Obama
changes as the end of an era. But they will replenish the coffers of a Cold War regime that
is stubbornly still standing.

Too bad president cant

negotiate with Congress

What a shame that President Barack Obama

finds it so much easier to negotiate with the Castros than with the Congress. Of course, he did
have help with the Cuban breakthrough, what
with Pope Francis leading the way. But its doubtful the pope would want to get in the middle of
White House-Capitol Hill talks, mainly because
hed consider it a waste of time.
To make the point, some members of Congress were having their heads explode at the very
first word of this preliminary Cuba deal, particularly those who had built their careers with the
help of the old-guard hard-line exile community.
Never mind that polls of Cuban-Americans now
show that most favor normalization between the
two countries and a rollback of the 50-plus years
of confrontation.
While the White House has the power to begin the process of normalization, it will be up to
Congress to end the full trade embargo, which
has left the economy of our enemy to the south a
relic of the 1950s. But dont hold your breath. The
Republicans are taking over the whole Congress,
and theyre not about to be accommodating. The
Obama foreign-policy approach of engaging
hostile countries like Cuba and Iran is constantly
put down hard by his conservative enemies as
naive or worse. Whether it is or not, making
deals with devils has limitations. Its hard to conceive of the United States soon making plans to
construct an embassy in Pyongyang.
While opponents charge the Cuban government with human-rights violations, the conduct
of the North Korean leaders is inhuman. Their
dealings with the rest of the world range between
defiantly belligerent and outright crazy.
Others can decide where on that spectrum
North Koreas current cyber-sabotage of Sony
Studios rests. Its reaction to Sonys plans to release The Interview, which is about an assassiRich Lowry is editor of the National Renation attempt against North Koreas leader, was
a devastating hack job, laying waste to the studios

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the Clinton impeachment for

entire computer infrastructure, and exposing for

the world to see extremely embarrassing confidential communications. But even that was not
Sony has been forced to withdraw The Interview, to cancel the showing that was scheduled
to begin on Christmas Day, because the organization that was doing North Koreas dirty work
escalated with threats of violence at the movie
houses showing the film. That leaves Sony holding the multimillion-dollar bag and wondering
why executives approved such a ridiculous project in the first place.
This is a brutal reminder of just how susceptible we are to the havoc that can be wreaked by
just a few geeks sitting in some basement with
their keyboards and malicious intent.
It also demonstrates how intertwined we are
with countries around the world, to say nothing of the one that sits 90 miles from our shores.
Slowly but surely, the commerce between Cuba
and the United States has been expanding. Why
not make it fastly but surely? Think of all the
possibilities: New beaches to despoil with hotels,
new smelly but legal cigars available for everyone
in the U.S.
Besides, all this gives us more to talk about,
and in Washington, still another point of disagreement in Congress and the campaign. As if
we need any more.
(c) 2014 Bob Franken
Distributed by King Features Synd.

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The Virgin Birth: the detail that proves Jesus divinity

The Bible records some
incredible births. A number of times we read of previously barren women conceiving, some even in their
old age. The births of Isaac,
Samuel, Samson, and John
the Baptist all fit into this
category. However, the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus
Christ far surpasses all of
these. The birth of Christ is
in fact, in a completely different category. Our Lord
was born of a virgin.
Some have made a
mockery of the virgin
birth. There are those in
the scientific community
who simply will not embrace what they cannot
logically explain or prove
by scientific experiment.
Even in the religious community there are those

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influenced by liberal theology that question or outright deny the virgin birth.
I have to wonder why
they would want to identify with Christianity at all,
since all four gospels teach
that Jesus considered Himself more than a mere man.
It is clear that the writers
of the New Testament held
Christ to be the Divine Son
of God. The Holy Spirit
very carefully chose language that ensures we may
clearly see that Christ was
virgin-born. The following statements are all taken

from Matthew chapter 1.

before they came together
she was found with
child of the Holy Spirit
that which is conceived
in her is of the Holy Spirit
a virgin shall be with
and knew her not till
she had brought forth her
firstborn son
It is critical that we affirm the miracle of the virgin birth. In affirming the
virgin birth we are vouching for the completely
trustworthy nature of Holy
Scripture. We are simply
saying the same thing that
God has said. Christ had to
be Divine in order for His
sacrifice to be of infinite
worth to atone for our sin.
He had to become man as

our representative. Man

had sinned, and man must
pay the consequence of sin.
As man, Christ became our
substitute. As God He has
the power to save. Gods
plan for accomplishing
our salvation requires the
virgin birth. In this way
Christ became one of us,
yet remains fully God. As
we have pointed out in the
last two articles, He has
both a fully Divine nature
and a fully human nature.
Mary became pregnant
during the betrothal period, the time of engagement. However, it was
much more binding than a
modern engagement. The
betrothal was a legal and
binding commitment. If
the engagement were to be
broken, it was necessary to

seek divorce. During the

engagement period there
was little social contact. It
was a time of testing that
proved the faithfulness of
the young couple. Upon
learning of Marys pregnancy, Joseph determined
to privately divorce Mary.
Joseph is described as a just
man that did not want to
needlessly shame or harm
Mary. An angel assured
Joseph that Mary had not
been unfaithful. Through a
dream Joseph learned that
the child Mary was carrying had been conceived by
the power of the Holy Spirit. Not only that, he learned
that this special child would
be named JESUS: For He
will save His people from
their sins. The child would
come in fulfillment of what

the prophet of old had

written. A virgin shall be
with child, and shall bring
forth a Son, and they shall
call His name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is
God with us. (Isaiah 7:14)
This was no doubt the very
best nap Joseph had ever
taken. He learned that
his beloved Mary had not
been unfaithful; he also
would have the privilege
of being the earthly dad to
the long awaited Messiah.
We might say that Joseph
came to grips with what
and who this child really
was to be. This Christmas
why not do the same? Accept the Biblical record of
the Divine Son of God. I
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RATINGS: High schools earn citations

Continued from page A1

Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports that

around 12:31 p.m. Monday the Fayette County Sheriffs Office received a 911 call reporting a House fire
on S. Madison Street near Live Oak Street in LaGrange. The LaGrange Fire Department was notified
and responded to the scene. Upon arrival it was reported there was fire coming from the residence. LaGrange Fire Department requested assistance from
the Fayetteville Fire Department for an additional
Engine crew, they were notified and responded.
Fayette County EMS Medic 1 and EMS Supervisor
responded to the scene also. The fire was contained
and no other structures involved. The cause of the
fire is under investigation. (Courtesy Photo)

Luling, Moulton, Flatonia, Yoakum and Cuero

were rated as Met
several of those also
merited distinctions in
specific subject areas.
Waelders rating met
the state standard for
but fell just short on
gaps (a score of 28 versus a state target of 31)
readiness (a score of 54
against a state target of
Waelders ratings show
improvement across several subject areas from
2013 to 2014, but a drop
in scores among Hispanic students in 2014
in reading and math
skewed the numbers.

copter, but it was cancelled

due to weather.
Girard was later transported to Brackenridge
Hospital in Austin, where he
remained hospitalized as of
Monday morning, Dec. 29,
according to Vinger.
As a result of the incident,
Interstate 10 eastbound
was shut down for about
five hours. The eastbound
lanes were opened to traffic
at about 3 a.m., according
to Andrew Carlson, Texas
Dept. of Transportation
Interstate 10 was a crime
scene that needed to be
worked, Chief Livingston
Among those assisting in
the investigation were Fayette County Sheriff s Office
personnel Sgt. Ron Naumann, Lt. Beyer and Chief
Deputy Randy Noviskie.
Several Weimar police
officers also assisted at the

The Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department
was dispatched for traffic control at Interstate 10
and Highway 90 east of
Schulenburg. According to
Fire Chief Dennis Lebeda,
SVFD sent three trucks and
seven firefighters to direct
traffic off Interstate 10 eastbound onto Highway 90.
SVFD remained on scene
until about 11 p.m. when
TxDOT assumed traffic
control. Fayette County
deputies also assisted.
The case remains under
investigation. According to
Lt. Beyer, Ranger Brent Barina is heading the investigation since the pursuit originated in Fayette County.
According to Vinger,
evading law enforcement in
a vehicle is a felony offense.
On Monday, Dec. 29, Vinger
said that charges are pending.

House fire in La Grange

CHASE: Man shot after ramming

car into law officers vehicles
Continued from page A1

- Randy Thumann, Kenn

Kretz, Mark Zimmerman
and Daitwan Walker - assisted in the pursuit.
In Schulenburg, Police Officer Joshua Lumsford set up
to deploy spikes at the exit
ramp because law enforcement anticipated the suspect
might exit there, but the suspect continued on interstate,
according to Schulenburg
Police Chief Troy Brenek.
According to the statement from Vinger, the suspect proceeded eastbound
into Colorado County,
where tires were spiked by
law enforcement.
Weimar Police Chief Bill
Livingston said that the vehicle, which was eastbound
on Interstate 10, ran over
spikes deployed by Weimar
Police Officer Paul Hilley at
the College Street overpass,
approximately 100 yards
west of the Weimar exit. The
vehicle then continued to the
exit. This occurred at about
9:30 p.m., according to Livingston.
Preliminary investigation
indicates the DPS troopers exited their vehicle as
the suspect vehicle slowed.
According to the statement
from Vinger, The suspect
then turned his vehicle westbound on the eastbound
lanes of I-10 and proceeded
toward law enforcement
personnel, endangering officers, ramming a DPS patrol car and another police
vehicle. During the incident,
DPS troopers and a Fayette County sheriff s deputy
fired at the suspect, who was
Officer Kriegs patrol car
was struck at Weimar, according to Chief Noak. She
was in the vehicle but was
not injured, he said.
Chief Livingston said that
Colorado County Medic 5
transported Girard to Columbus Community Hospital. The Weimar Volunteer
Fire Department had been
dispatched to set up a landing zone for a medical heli-

Driver hurt
Continued from page A1

trailer rig when he veered

off the roadway to his right,
hit a culvert, and rolled the
diesel at approximately 2:45
p.m. The cab detached from
the trailer and both came to
rest on the passenger side.
The tractor-trailer was
carrying oilfield mud, which
was pumped out of the trailer into another trailer.
Texas Department of
Public Safety Trooper David
Ralph worked the accident,
which is still under investigation.
Salmons condition was
unknown at press time.

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Gonzales High School

received distinctions for
math and science. GHS
students saw a fourpoint increase in the
percentage of students
passing all subjects on
state tests over 2013 and
significant increases in
science and social studies passing scores, including a hike of 17 percent in social studies.
The most significant
gains for GHS students
came among AfricanAmerican students in
Social Studies, where
the passing rate went
from 67 percent in 2013
to 100 percent in 2014.
GHS also saw a considerable performance increase among AfricanAmerican students in
Science, moving from 66
percent to 89 percent.
Hispanic students at
GHS also posted significant gains in Science (13
points) and Social Studies (17 points).
GHS saw a 10-percent decrease, however,
in the percentage of all
students passing the
new STAAR math exam
and a 9-point dropoff in
received no distinctions,
but was also able to report significant gains in
science and social studies STAAR exams while
seeing a dropoff in Math
passing scores. 95 percent of Nixon-Smiley
students taking the test,
however, passed the Science exam.
Shiner High School
earned several distinctions, in Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and
Post-Secondary readiness. Some 89 pecent of
SHS students passed all

of their exams in 2014,

up a point from last year,
and unlike most other
districts Shiner did not
experirence a dropoff in
math scores with the introduction of new Math
TEKS (Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills)
achieving the same
94 percent rate it had in
The news was good
for Luling High School,
which had been rated
academically unacceptable in the two previous TEA rankings. The
school earned a distinction in social studies while also meeting
state targets for closing achievement gaps.
Luling saw a 22-percent
jump in the number of
students passing the social studies exam and an
11-percent jump in Science passing scores, but
also saw a 17-percent
decrease in the number of students passing
the Reading test and a
nine-percent dropoff on

Moulton High School
earned distinctions for
Reading/Language Arts,
Science, Seocial Studies,
Post-Secondary Readiness and was in the top
25 percent for Closing Achievement Gaps.
Some 90 percent of MHS
students passed all tests,
with the biggest jump
coming among Hispanic
students moving from
an 81-percent rate on
the social studies exam
to 100 percent.
Flatonia also earned
distinctions for Reading/Language
Math, Science, PostSeoncdary
and top 25 percent for
Closing APerformance
Also making the Met
Standards grade were
and Cuero high schools.
Yoakum earned a distinction in Math, while
Hallettsville got distinctions for Math and PostSecondary Readiness.

Swearing-in ceremonies set;

City Council meeting moves

District Judge Dwight E. Peschel (retired) will swearin the newly elected and re-elected Gonzales County officials on Thursday, Jan.1 at 10 a.m. in the District Courtroom at the Gonzales County Courthouse, 414 Saint
Joseph Street in Gonzales.
Because of the Special Election being held in the City
Council Chambers on Jan. 6, this months regular Gonzales City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday,
Jan. 7.

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The Gonzales Weight

Watchers class has had a
very successful year. The
class has lost over 1,100
pounds and several members have reached their
personal weight loss goals
in the year of 2014. There
are also many members
who will be successful in
2015 as they are close to
reaching their goal. We
have dedicated members
who travel from Luling,
Nixon, Molton, Shiner,
Yoakum, Halletsville and
everywhere in between,
shares Irene Rinehart,
Weight Watcher Leader.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW)

this month introduced
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sharing the truth that losing weight isnt easy, simple
or fun. The world of weight
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fad diets and quick fixes
come and go, leaving disappointed and frustrated
people in their wake. By
taking an honest approach,
Weight Watchers wants to
shift the focus from guilt
and shame to a hopeful
message that we can help

people with the hard parts

of managing their weight.
Its time to give ourselves
a break and acknowledge
that our complex relationship with food and the
crazy world of food that
surrounds us makes losing weight really hard,
said Lesya Lysyj, President
of North America, Weight
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built on helping people to
change their relationship
with food for good, providing the inspiration, accountability and support to
deal with the reality of their

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of losing weight. Weight
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that the way we aspire to
eat doesnt always match
up with how we actually eat. In our local class,
we have Irene Rinehart,
leader, and Lupe Saldana,
Erika Lester, and Priscilla
Finch, receptionists, whom
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through the Weight Watchers program despite the ups
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WW leaders Irene Rinehart, Receptionists: Priscilla Finch, Erika Lester, and Lupe

Yoakum Police Report

Luling Police Department arrest report for

Dec. 22- Dec. 29
Arrest # 14-00413, Abraham Moses Martinez, 29, 400 Blk W Pierce St., Poss Marijuana
Arrest # 14-0414, Dalton Lee Goehring, 24,

20015 E IH 10, Warrant Service (All Other)

Arrest # 14-0416, Perter Ryburn Baggett III,
57, 104 S Magnolia Ave, Driving While Intoxicated 2nd
Arrest # 14-0417, William Leroy Newark III,
29, 630 E IH 10, Driving While Intoxicated 2nd

Yoakum Police Report

Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report for Dec. 22-28:
Case #14-428, Copeland, Calvin, 52, Yoakum, 401 E. Morris; Offense, Public Intoxication; Disposition, Fine/$366.00/Rel.
Case #14-429, Flessner, Charlene, 69, Yoakum, 205 Walter; Offense, Assault-C; Disposition, Fine/$500.00/Rel.
Case #14-430, Criminal Mischief-C, N. Park;
Disposition, Investigation.

Case #14-431, Fraud, 611 US 77A S; Disposition, Investigation.

Case #187229, Warrant Arrest, Pechacek,
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Case #14-432, Jones, Patrick Jr., 20, Yoakum,
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A series of kidnappings
in the Mexican border city
of Matamoros has prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a security
warning to American travelers, one echoed by the
FBI in several recent news
A short message issued
Dec. 24 states that the U.S.
Consulate in Matamoros
learned of several express
kidnappings in the Jardin
neighborhood which is the
same area where their offices are located.
The city of Matamoros
is just south of the Rio
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has also been the scene of
multiple firefights between
Gulf cartel members and
their rivals as well as with
the Mexican military.
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de Gobernacion (SEGOB),
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While kidnappings can

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Police have been implicated in some of these incidents. Both local and expatriate communities have
been victimized.

than 130 kidnappings of

U.S. citizens were reported
to the U.S. Embassy and
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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

Dry Fertilizer
Custom Application &
Soil Testing



P.O. Box 1826

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

Leticia M. Cenotti
Agency Producer
TDI #001243345


520 N. Ave C
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

Reynas Taco Hut

1801 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX


Next to the Courthouse Annex

Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mon.-Sat. 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Home of the Silverado

Authentic Mexican Food Including Caldo & Menudo

The Gonzales Cannon

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618 St. Paul, Gonzales

Phone: 830-672-7100
Fax: 830-672-7111

Call Debbie or Dot at 672-7100 today

to reserve your sponsorship
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LOST: Male Beagle.

Tri-color. Answers
to the name of
Hunter. It was a gift
to my son. Please
call 830-857-3933
or number on collar.

Experienced electrician. Dependable.

transportation. 830-437-2670.
-------------------------River City Roofing
is hiring Drivers.
Must have drivers
license. Call 830743-1061 for appointment.
Now Hiring. Truck
Pusher, Sales, Dispatcher. Experience
is needed. Email resumes to or
for more information call (830)-4451541.
Shop). Must be 18.
Full & Part-time positions. Experience
a plus, but not necessary. Apply in person, 1314 St. Louis.
-------------------------CDL DRIVERS
J.M. Oilfield Service,
a family oriented
company is seeking
& reliable Class A
CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years
experience tanker
and must be willing to get HazMat
endorsement ASAP.
Call 830-672-8000.
-------------------------Caregiver needed
to do light housekeeping and cooking. Must have own
transportation. References required.
-------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great
earning opportunities! Buy or Sell!
Call 830-672-2271,
Independent Sales

Minolta X-370 SLR

Camera with Vivitar
2600-D flash, 2870mm Macro Zoom
Macro Zoom lens,
Auto 2x Tele Converter, Minolta blue
embroidered neck
strap, and Minolta
blue/gray zippered
carrying case. Call
me at 361-655-0459
and leave a message(12-25-14).
-------------------------Free Fill Material.
Ingram Ready Mix.
Call 830-672-6420.
leather couch, tractor for sale, wheels,
tires, tool box, table
with 4 chairs, brand
new, good condition, large dresser
with mirror, matching dresser drawer,
in good condition,
round table with
glass top, good
condition, 2 tvs
- small, color. 830203-8977. (12-1114)
-------------------------Bicycle for sale. Girls
Schwinn, new tires,
basket, nice bike.
$65. 672-2955.(1211-14)
-------------------------Glider type swing.
-------------------------Estate Washer. Excellent condition.
$150. Call 361-2933571 or 361-2083565.
-------------------------For Sale: Deer feeders. If interested
call, 203-1730 between 10am-6pm.
-------------------------Moving in a few
months, need moving expense money,
also plan to travel
light, have too

much to pack. All

unneeded, unnecessary household
kitchen items, bathroom accessories,
misceallaneous. Too
much to list. 830263-2597(12-4-14).
-------------------------Used/New lumber.
4x8s, 7x6, 4x6, 4x4;
16 inch x7 Rims 8
hole; 15x8 5 hole;
6ftx5 ft headboard
& bed frame; Antique 600 egg incubator; oak dining
table; work benches; ugly sweaters

(Christmas theme);
boots. Call Marcus,
361-649-4805. (1023-14)
hospital bed with
side rails and new
wheelchair-reclining backrest and
head support and
elevated leg restexcellent condition,
asking $325; Invacare
asking $100. Call

Iron Gates, $90. 220

Ft. , 4ft. high chain
link fence. $90. 830875-3028. (10-1614)
-------------------------Halloween Decorations. Full size
Dracula coffin, $40.
361-293-6574. (1016-14)
-------------------------Riding lawn mower.
Runs good. Recently services. $400.
Call 713-252-1130.
-------------------------5 wheel office
chairs. Ideal for
deer stand or cabin.

$6.00 & $7.00 each.

830-672-2335. See
next to Green Acres
-------------------------IPhone 5C Otter
Box. Light green in
color. $30.00. Good
Samsung Galaxy S3 Cell
phone. Car Charger,
pink & black case.





Call 672-7100 to
place your ad.

(Benefits after Probation Period)
Apply in Person at:
Soncrest Egg
925 St. Andrew
Gonzales, Texas
Mon.-Friday 8-5 PM
-------------------------POULTRY FARM
(Benefits after Probation Period)
Apply in Person at:
Soncrest Egg
925 St. Andrew
Gonzales, Texas
Mon.-Friday 8-5 PM
-------------------------PLANT POSITIONS
(Benefits after Probation Period)
Apply in Person at:
Soncrest Egg
925 St. Andrew
Gonzales, Texas
Mon.-Friday 8-5 PM
-------------------------HIRING NOW. Administration Assistant. Proficient
in QuickBooks, for
fast paced interior
design & horse
ranch. 2-3 days a
week. Extremely
responsible. Any
experience in Furniture/Construction/Retail helpful. Fax resume to
830-437-5219 or
call 970-948-4770
or 830-437-5220.





Looking for a place
to dig old bottles.
Be willing to pay
for right place. Call
Dale, 830-875-6083.
-------------------------Guitarists, vocalists,
percussion, auditions at Faith Family Church, 361935-8878.
-------------------------Busco por una pareja de baile. Busco
por una mujer que
quiere bailer.Una
que sabe como
bailar o que quiere
aprender bailes. Yo
bailo swing, hustle, tango , waltz,
2 step, salsa, meringue, cha cha, y
unos oltros bailes.
Llamame a 832 235
9662 Soy Americano y hablo Espanol.
me llamo John.
-------------------------Female dance partner wanted. Must
be someone that
wants to dance.
May know how to
dance or may not.
All kinds of dance.
Willing to train.
Contact John at
-------------------------Job Corps is currently enrolling students aged 16-24 in
over 20 vocational
trades at no-cost!
Will help students
get drivers license
GED or High School
diploma and college training if qualified. For more info
call 512-665-7327.



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:


Notice of Requests for Proposals from

Subcontractors and Suppliers
Weaver & Jacobs Constructors, Inc., the Construction ManagerAt-Risk firm, will accept proposals from subcontractors and suppliers for the Gonzales ISD Bond Program Phase I projects which
includes the Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Center, North Avenue
Classroom/Band Hall/Cafeteria, and High School Student Center,
all located within Gonzales, Texas until 3:00 P.M. on January 15,
Bids should be submitted to:
Brant Jacobs
Weaver & Jacobs Constructors, Inc.
301 Cooperative Way
Cuero, TX 77954
Ph. 361-277-9300 Fax 361-277-9274
Bids may be submitted by mail, fax, or in person on your own
proposal form. Please make note of the insurance requirements
in the sample subcontract and include all appropriate insurance
in your price.
Interested bidders may obtain bidding documents by contacting
the Construction Manager-At-Risk. In accordance with the Education Code Chapter 44, in determining to whom to award a contract,
the Construction Manager-At-Risk may consider any relevant factor a private business entity would consider in selecting a vendor.
The Construction Manager-At-Risk reserves the right to reject any
or all proposals, to waive any informalities in the proposal process and to accept the proposal which it considers to offer the
best value to the Owner.

Dont Waddle,
Just Run to get Your
Gonzales Cannon Subscription!

The property is currently zoned as (R-2) Multi-Family Residential District of which the property owner is requesting a Specific Use Permit for
the property listed below to allow the construction of 65 Units/64 Leasable Units within a residential complex on approximately 4.39 Acres:
APPLICANT NAME: Stone Development Group, Inc.
ADDRESS: Robertson Street
PROPERTY OWNER: Stone Development Group, Inc.
PARCEL: 12429
The Zoning Board of Adjustments will hold a Public Hearing January
8, 2015 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.

Call or Come by to get a

subscription to
The Gonzales Cannon.
901 St. Joseph or 830-672-7100

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Ceramic floor tile

- SONORA, Beige,
13x13, 25 pieces
plus 5 with one corner chipped. Also
thinset and grout.
Make an offer. Cell,
404-502-0340. (9-414)
-------------------------For Sale: 8-foot
sheet of metal
brake. 30-inch sheet
of metal sheer. 4372927.(8-21-14)
-------------------------For Sale: Good
electric wheelchair.
$375. Please call after 12 p.m. 830-4372232.(8-21-14)
cost $1,200, selling
for $400. 512-8448820.
-------------------------Want to buy used
golf cart to be used

in the yard. 830437-2232, call after

12 pm. (7-31-14)
gun cabinet, lamps,
2 bedroom sets, 2
end tables, 2 piece
entertainment center. Call for prices.
-------------------------Micil Toilet Safety
Support. Still in box.
For Sale $40. 830263-2482. (7-24-14)
-------------------------WW covered horse
trailer, 2009, original owner, 16 w/
divider door, lighting used. $2,100.
Call Bob at 512-4684068.(7-17-14)
-------------------------For Sale: Scotts Riding Lawn Mower.
$250. 263-0024.


Coke Vending Machine. Cans, Bottles,

Bill changer. Runs
-------------------------Beautiful size 5,
Girls dresses, jeans,
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. 361293-3565.
-------------------------Antique claw foot
tub. Pretty good
shape. $200 firm.
shell, for pickup, like
new. $500. 361-8653727.
-------------------------Good used 2 - 17
tires. 2 - 16 1/2
wheels with tires.
Truck tubeless fits Ford, Dodge or
Chevrolet -8 hole.
Two bolt on bumper hitches with
balls. One steel
plate with ball for
gooseneck hookup. Parking space
for travel trailer.
Electric & water. Call
672-2335 or 478607-1178.
-------------------------16 Rim, 8 holes,
2 new 14 tires, 2
used 14 tire & rim,
1 used 15 tire and
rim. Oak Dining Table. 361-594-4307.
Sale, 30ftx100ft, as
is where, you pick
up, at Harwood, intersection of 90 &
304. Contact: 281788-7500.
-------------------------National Geographics in leather bound
slip cases. 19822000 & maps. Make
an offer. Call 4372046.
4 string. $75. 361208-3565.
-------------------------Restaurant Tables.
Formica. 2 seats &
4 seats. $40 each.
-------------------------Mens used jeans great condition. $5/
pair. 32x29, 32x30,
One pair 32 waist
shorts. Call 830672-1106.
-------------------------Crocheted Afghans,
baby blankets, single bed spreads for
sale. Can choose
own colors. Can
come by or call,
DeWitt Apt. #138.
20 bicycle with

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.
-------------------------For Sale: Custom
made picnic tables;
made with treated
lumber, with bolts
and screws - will
make the conventional table with
to table; will also
make tables with
seat benches separate from table: 4-6
or 8 foot made for
your specific needs.
Call 830-540-4776
or 830-857-3273 for
pricing and availability information.
-------------------------7 bags of shredded paper & various boxes. Great for
packing. Call 830519-4176 (Gonzales).

$700. Call Albert,

-------------------------WANT TO BUY: 4
cyl, good engine
for1997-2001 Toyota Camry, 830-3778814.(10-9-14)
-------------------------96 Ford pickup.
Standard Trans. Can
be seen at 1822 St.
-------------------------2012 Ford F-150,
fully loaded, navigation, sunroof, etc,
white. 19 MPG in
town, 22 MPG on
highway. $25,000.
For more information call 281-7220095.(8-28-14)
-------------------------For Sale: 2006 Chev
equipment with wheel
chair lift. $10,500.
Please call after 12
p.m. 830-437-2232.
-------------------------1966 Falcon Sport
Coupe. Very nice,
Ford red. 84,000
miles. Runs great.
Great shape. Looks
kept. Reduced to
512-8448820. (7-31-14)
-------------------------1970 240Z, was running, many parts.
512-8448820. (7-31-14)
-------------------------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.

For Sale or Lease. 3

BR Trailer House, 2
RV Spots. Leesville.


Mini Honda Gas tiller. $150. Excellent

condition. 361-2083565.
ground swimming
pool w/filter & motor.
Needs liner.
$1,735. Elna Electronic Sewing Machine, $7450. Two
Alto Saxes, one Tenor Sax, one Clarinet,
Sump pump, $50.
Play pen, $21. Foot
Stool heavy wood
upholstery, $50. Computer desk, $50. Hammond Organ, $375.
17 Cu Ft. Upright
Freezer, $250. Flowered Easy Chair.
$35. Sheila Wright,
672-2719 or 2030175.
-------------------------2 gas weedeaters in
excellent condition.
-------------------------Riding lawnmower.
MTD, 42 cut. Excellent Condition.
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 830-437-2046.
-------------------------Christmas Tree artificial 7 ft. Loads
of lights, garland,
ornaments. $75.00.
-------------------------Baseball Cap Collection.
worn. 200 assorted
Business/school etc.
with Storage carrying cases. Will sell
in lots of 50, $2.00
each. Includes carrying/storage case.
-------------------------For Sale: 30 ft. steel
angled steel trusses. Very heavy duty.
For barns and steel
structured buildings. $500 a piece.
Call 713-449-7464.
-------------------------Kuhn 800 lb Heavy
Duty Disc Mower. 3
point hookup. Located in Moulton.
Pump - New $3,500,
will sell for $1,500.
Call 830-263-4126.
-------------------------Low Boy Trailer.
5x10. $625. 361208-3565 anytime.
-------------------------For Sale. 140 joints
of 2 3/8 pip. $5,600
firm. 830-480-8098.
-------------------------For Sale: Modern

32 flat screen TVs

& Refrigerators in
each room. Must
see. 713-501-3416.
-------------------------2BR houses for rent.
No Pets. Month to
Month. Call 830672-3089.
-------------------------2 bedroom, 1 bath
house in Gonzales for rent. Fridge,
Microwave, Stove
and can be fully furnished. Remodeled
last year with new
hardwood floors,
Central Air, bathroom tile, $1,050/
mo. 830-542-9743.
-------------------------Office Space w/Living area to rent in
the center of town
(On the Main Hwy).
Call (830) 672-5738.
4/3, 2 Living areas
Area. $800/deposit,
$1,300/month. Big
yard, front & back.
-------------------------Cottages for Lease.
Fully furnished cottages for rent in
Gonzales, TX. Includes all furniture,
flat screen TV, linens, kitchen items &
appliances (full-size
refrigerator, range,
microwave, washer & dryer). Utilities paid. Weekly
Housekeeping Included. Month-toMonth Lease. $500
Security Deposit.
Required. 1 Bedroom,
bedroom, $1,600/
month. Call 830351-1195. Shown
by appointment.
-------------------------Motel Suites. 2 bedrooms, full kitchen,
porch/small yard.
$68 nightly, $310
weekly. Crews welcome. Call Mike,
512-292-0070, 512656-0521.
-------------------------Single Suite. Perfect
for Supervisor for
Oil Company. Full
dryer, TV/Full cable,
wireless internet.
No smoking inside.
No Pets. Fully furnished and all bills
paid. Private Yard/
$280; Deposit $300.
Call 512-292-0070
-------------------------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
Single nightly rates
starting at $35.00
per night. Which
include A/C, Microwave, Refrigerator,
TV/Cable and furnished with all bills
paid. Please call
Mike at (512) 2920070 or (830) 6723089.

W. B. Farm and
Ranch Supply
2031 Water St., Gonzales, TX

Inside Sales Person needed
Building material knowledge, computer
skills, and cash handling experience a must!

Apply within


Gonzales Dairy Queen
Is newer and brighter!
We are looking to fill
several positions.
Apply in person at our
NO phone calls please.
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


City of Gonzales
Part Time Museum Worker
Pay Rate: $8.79 per hour
Essential Job Functions:

Open and close the museum and Eggleston House.

Setup/close register, which includes counting and
recording all transactions.

Responsible for keeping track of gift shop inventory,
attendance records and cash reports for the day.

Responsible for giving tours and talking about museum
history per visitor requests.

Responsible for maintaining the museum throughout
the workday.

Report any incidents, accidents, problems or concerns
to Museum Director.
Required Knowledge and Skills:

Must be able to work effectively and cooperatively with
visitors, co-workers and Director.

Must have mature attitude, and be able to make sound
judgment in emergency situations.

Must have good customer service skills.
Work Schedule

Wednesday and Thursdays 10-12 and 1-5

Additional hours may be offered.
Must be able to pass criminal history background check, pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical.
Applications for employment may be found at or at the City of Gonzales-City Hall, 820 St. Joseph.
Please submit applications - Attn: Laura Zella at 820 St. Joseph
or PO Box 547, Gonzales, TX 78629. Position will remain open
until filled.
The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Jiggs Round Bale
Hay. $65/bale. 979263-5829.
-------------------------Hay. Round bales,
$70. Square bales,
$8.00. Call 713-2521130.

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

2 Sets of solid wood
bunk beds including mattresses. Perfect for bunk room
or deer camp. Great
condition, nearly
new! Adult size.
$300. Will sell separately.
-------------------------Antique Oak Round
Table and four
chairs, $350. Table
is 48 inches in diameter. Located in
Nixon Call 210-3855541.(8-28-14)
-------------------------Big solid oak lawyers desk. $50. 830672-3089.

1995 Ford Pickup,
King cab, excellent
condition. Needs
obo. Also have several projects cars for
sale. 830-672-9691.
-------------------------2007 Chevy Cobalt motor for sale.


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

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


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
bedrooms for rent.
patio w/BBQ pits &
much more. $375/
wk. 713-501-3416.


For Rent: 2 manufactured homes at

H4 lake, $500/mo.
-------------------------Mobile home for
rent in Waelder.
contact Grace, 830399-5313.
-------------------------For rent: 3 bedroom/1 bath mobile homes, fully
refrigerator, microwave, central air/
heat, $775 monthly, $675 deposit,
Roadrunner Mobile
Home Park, 361582-6593.

air/heat, newly remodeled country
home at 1714 CR
383. No smokers
& no pets. $1,200/
month (water +
propane included)
January 15th. 830263-0910.
-------------------------1, 2, 3, 4BR houses
for Rent. Call for details. 830-672-3089.
-------------------------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.
-------------------------2/2 beautiful country home. Water
and trash included.
Appliances, washer/dryer included.
$1,350/mo + deposit. 3/2 , beautiful country home.
Water & trash included. appliances.
$1,450/+ deposit.
-------------------------1BR unfurnished.
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,
361-433-1244. (9-414)
-------------------------3/1, large carport,
plenty of storage,
downtown. $950/
-------------------------2/1 St. George St.
With yard & porch.
$550/monthly. 830672-3089.
-------------------------Nixon Area. 3/2, like
new, CA/CH, washer/dryer hookups.
$1,000 per month.
-------------------------Attention Oil
house, sleeps 5.
Ready for move-in.
Fully equipmmed
lighted parking, individual air & heat,



homes starting as
low as $22,900 delivered. Fayette Country Homes. 800-3696888. (RBI 32896)
32x48 doublewide
3 or 4 bedrooms, 2
baths. Mid $50s, delivered, set-up, A/C.
(RBI 32896). Sundays
1-6, Fayette Country
-------------------------We pay CASH for
used homes. Fayette Country Homes.
979-743-6192. (RBI
-------------------------One bedroom mobile home. Almost
new. One bathroom,
on 10 acres of land,
cow pens, arena,
electric gate, shed,
very nice. 6545 Hwy.
304. 830-203-1953.


CDL Driver

Local Area, Home every Night

Benefits include:

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

Looking for a nice
house in or near
Gonzales. 940-2844255.

wanted in Shiner.
Furnished BR & Private Bath. Kitchen
& house privileges.
$400/month. Call
3 pm-6pm or text
anytime. 361-4011883. Available Jan.
-------------------------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. 830-267-0738.
Call 672-7100 to
advertise in the
Gonzales Cannon

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with large customer
base for sale in Smiley, Texas. Equipment
Contact Doris, 830587-6262, 210-3736869 or 210-8834271.

linens, central air

and heat, reserved
off-street 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.DeMentandCompany.

-------------------------In Home Appliance
Repair. Washer, Dryers, all major appliances, 30 years
Scrap Metal & appliances. Call Larry at
-------------------------Sewing machines.
Sales, Service &



Hand for Hire. Call

Terry, (830) 8575927.
-------------------------Will sit with elderly
in their home, do
light housekeeping, bathing and
or childcare during day or night.
903-284-1763, Harwood.(10-2-14)
-------------------------Do you need a Private Sitter for your
elderly loved one.
Call Megan WrightPerkins at 830-2031980.
-------------------------I am looking for a
private sitting job
with the elderly
Gonzales. Will sit
at home, hospital
or nursing home.
Please call me at
cell, 263-2768, Emilia Mayorga.(TFN)
-------------------------Need your home
cleaned for Fall?
Call Nancy, 830339-0727.(TFN)
-------------------------DBK Advertising
balancing, document
preparation, WordPerfect Works 8,
Color or Black and
white - all done on
Cheap., preferred
or DanielKeith564@
-------------------------Looking for sitting job for a sweet
lady in her home.
Includes cooking
and will drive for
her if she needs
me to. Can stay Friday night, Saturday
night but must be
home by Sunday at
3:00. Call 830-5193044.
-------------------------Sitting at night taking care of elderly
in their home. References, transportation. Call 361212-8731.
services available.
Reasonable rates.
Servicing Gonzales
and surrounding
areas. References
available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email bar-

General laborer for

yard maintenance
and trimming, labor/mowing/weed
eating. Reasonable
rates. Call or text if
interested, Duke,
-------------------------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
-------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential &
also mow oilfield
yards or large oil related businesses. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost.
No job too large or
too small. 830-2634181.(TFN)

-------------------------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
Harwood. Intersection of Hwy. 90 and
TX 304. Contact:
-------------------------2 RV spaces in
town. $295/mo., 1
Mobile home space
for rent, $295/mo.
Call Finch Park, 6722955.

Registered border
collie. Born October
17. $350. 361-7743030.
-------------------------Free: Female American Pit Bull Terrier.
Call 540-4850 for
information. (9-2514)
-------------------------Precious purebred
puppies. 8 wks. Very
cute & loves to play.
1st shots & wormed,
Raised in my home.
$150 each. 830560-6668.
-------------------------ANUE Pet
7 days a week.
Hand/Scissor Cut.
Small, $20 & $30;
Medium, $35 & $40;
$45. Ask for Susan.

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)
-------------------------29ft RV for rent or
sale. RV will included free wifi and all
bills paid. Please
call 361-571-6872
for any 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 830351-0943 for details.
-------------------------RV Space for rent.
$300 month. All
bills included. If interested please call
Travel Trailers for
rent. Will rent weekly or monthly. Pets
Deposit. $300 per
week or $1,000 per
month. Call Terry
for details, 830-3510943. Will relocate
to RV Park of your
choice. All utilities
-------------------------Travel Trailer for
rent for RV space
in Smiley. All utilities included, good
830-2039255 or 361-7906305.
-------------------------30 Travel Trailer w/2
slides for rent in RV
Ranch in Gonzales.
laundry facilities,
shower house and
all bills paid. $300
a week. 830-3056926.
-------------------------28 Travel Trailer for
rent. Can be moved
from job site. Call
-------------------------Office or Living
Trailers for lease or
buy. Peyton, 512948-5306;



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
TV, full bathroom,
private area and
great parking. Call
have a look or more

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



SPACE w/attached
2,000 sq. ft. commercial space located at 332 St. George
St. in downtown
Gonzales. Central
air/heat, tile floors,
pressed tin ceiling 1
1/2 bathrooms, attached apartment
with reserved, offstreet
deposit. www.DeMentandCompany.
com. (512) 5765868.
-------------------------616 & 618 St.
Paul for rent. Office space or store
front, 1/2 block off
square. For more
-------------------------Office space for
rent. 10x10 space
in Nixon. Furniture
included. 830-8576921.
-------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for
rent. M1 Ind. Storage Yard, 70x130.
Church Street. 830423-2103.

616 & 618 St. Paul
for rent. Office
space or store front.
For more information, call 713-2521130.
-------------------------5.5 Acres for Lease/
Sale. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp
loops, and 100 yds
off Hwy. 80 w/good
county road frontage. In Leesville
between Belmont
& Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make
a perfect oil field
yard or residence.
Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306.
-------------------------Land for lease for
oil field service
equipment. Prime
location. 4 miles N.
on 183. 2 1/2 acres.
parking, storage.
Call 203-0585 or
672-6922. (TFN)


2BR/1BA, furnished
apartment. $950/
month + bills. Carport. Call 713-2521130.
Apartment. Lake Gonzales. Weekly and
Utilities. TV provided. No pets.
non-smoking. Bob.
830-203-9790. Have
-------------------------TIRED OF HOTEL
TO THE LOFTS! Bluebird Lofts - Fully
furnished, move-in
ready 2 bedroom/1
bills paid, including 40 flatscreen
countertops, fullequippped kitchen,


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

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Good seats, good
stereo, good trailer.
Motor needs 90
Force Powerhead.

Harley Davidson 2007 Dyna Lowrider with pulled baffles. Blue/Grey 7700
miles. Blue Book
Price - $9,440. Harley Davidson - 2009
883L Sportster 700
miles - Burnt Orange. Blue Book
- $5,190. Will negotiate. Call 830-8759126 for more information, 8-5pm.
-------------------------Gruene Harley-Davidson is currently
buying pre-owned
to sell your Harley?
Call Jon Camareno
at 830-624-2473.
2006 Land Prides
Vehicle For Sale.
Approx. 200 hours.
Honda Motor. Independent Suspension.
and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in
very good condition. Call 830-8574670.

Call 672-7100 to
place your ad.

Apply today,
Start today!!!
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Maintenance - Nights,
2nd shift, 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Call 830-672-9100 for more information

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

General Farm
Benefits include:

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


Vacuum Truck Drivers

For Eagle Ford Shale area
CDL & exp. required
Up to $20/hr w/competitive
Please Call:


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

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

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


Gonzales Cannon

to place your FREE

Garage Sale Ads here.

or fax to

or email to:

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


2 ft. Python w/
cage and all. Asking
$400. Call 830-5194511.
-------------------------Rabbits for Sale.
With cages, with
feeders & waterers.
all for $200. 361293-3571, house;
361-208-3565, cell.
-------------------------2 Registered Quarter Horses. Good
halter & cutting
bloodlines. Gentle.
Not ridden much
lately. Looking for
good home. Call
-------------------------WW covered horse
trailer, 2009, original owner, 16 w/divider door, lighting
used. $2,100. Call
Bob at 512-4684068.(7-17-14)
Looking for feedlot
cowboy to put handle on saddle mule.
-------------------------Goats for Sale. Call
-------------------------Hay for sale. Square
bales. $7.00 per
bale. 830-857-4073.
-------------------------Angus Bull. 3 - 18
months old Bulls; 1
26 month old bull.
Call 830-263-0808.


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Recruitment/Retention Specialist

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Bull For Sale:

* Black polled Hereford (White face).
* 21 months old. *
Very gentle, home
grown. * Throws
of black baldies
when crossed with
black hided cows.
* This breed has
a history of birthing small calves. *
Heifer calves make
great replacement
stock. * Can be registered, if papers are
important. * Price
Incredible 4/2 on
2 Acres. Like new
home off Harwood
Rd., going out to
IH-10. Home is like
new and will sell
immediately, home
is FHA approved
at $139,900. Call
210-602-7235. RBI
-------------------------To be moved - buy.
1,536 square feet.
CH/A. Makes a
great 3-bedroom
home or office.
Sells for $72K new.
Will sell and deliver
for $16,400. Check
our other homes
at Be buy
old houses to be
moved. Call 361533-0846.
-------------------------For Sale by Owner:
Gorgeous Colonial
style country estate!
4,300 SF, 4BR/3B on
9 acres. Features
include: office, 2 FP
(one in MB), wood
flooring, whirlpool
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. Stocked
pond w/walk-out
pier. Oak and Pecan
trees. Minerals. Located 6 miles south
$549,000. 361-7989970 or 210-846-

1898. (10-30-14)
-------------------------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,
covered porches.
Sunrise view in
back, sunset view in
front. Pump House
includes 1,000 gal
water storage tank
and Rain SoftTM water softner. Carport:
4-bay, 16-ft. tall.
Located between
Shiner and Moulton. private. No
minerals. $695,000.
210-846-1898. (1030-14)
-------------------------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.
830-8570268. (7-31-14)
-------------------------BRAND NEW HOME,
located in Yoakum,
2br/1bath, central
roof, laundry room
with window, front/
back porch, nature
back yard, excellent location within
walking distance
to HEB, restaurants
and shopping, minutes from oil/gas
activity in the area.
MUST SEE! 361-2938172, Cali.(7-17-14)
-------------------------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 830-5821593.
-------------------------Approximately 1/2
Acre S. of Gonzales
on Pilgrim Rd. Call
for details. 979-7435840.
-------------------------Land for Sale. 17
-------------------------45+ Acres for sale.
Pasture land &
wooded acreage.
minerals, some restrictions. Northern
Gonzales County.
-------------------------5.5 Acres for Sale or
Lease. Cleared, water well, 3-200 amp
loops, and 100 yds
off Hwy. 80 w/good
county road frontage. In Leesville
between Belmont
& Nixon. Will subdivide. Would make
a perfect oil field
yard or residence.
Call David, 713-2521130 ; Peyton, 512948-5306.

There is no substitute for experience.

-------------------------Mobile Mower
Offering tune-ups,
repairs & parts for
most brands in
my trailer, at your
Tune-ups start at
$30+ parts. 830857-4580, Jacob.
-------------------------All Types of
Master Plumber.
Reasonable Rates.
Please Call
713-203-2814 or
License #M18337
-------------------------No Limit
David Matias,
1026 St. Paul St.,
Window Tinting,
Call for





19972001 Toyota Camry,
4 cyl, good engine.

Backhoe &
Water lines, Water repairs, sewer
lines. 830-556-6905.


or come
by The
to place
your free
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Randy Smith, Broker


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Love your wonderful
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1800 Waelder Road,
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 672-2877


u 314 ac. Belmont area. Nice balance of open & wooded, new
water well, minerals. CFP.
u 69 ac. New UNDER
Commercial Listing.
u 1505 E. Sarah DeWitt. 1.2 commercial acres - $795,000

Ginger Robbins, Realtor



For Elderly,
Low Income
Rent based on Income
Water, Sewer, and
Trash Paid
Expanded Basic Cable
$22 per month

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.

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

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. $132,000


25 PARK PLACE, Gonzales. - Beautiful brick home

located in excellent neighborhood! Spacious home with
open concept! Approximately 2,469 sq. ft, 4 Bedrooms,
2 full baths with excellent floor plan! Large family room
open to kitchen. This home has an office and separate dining area. Large kitchen with island and a bar.
Spacious bedroom with large attached bath. Separate
shower, soaking tub and walk in closet! Utility room inside. Attached two car garage. Large lot with deck in
back! Sprinkler system! Beautifully landscaped yard!
This one is a must see! No sign in yard $275,000
230 SETTLEMENT WAY - Luling. - Beautiful home located in a country setting with a view of the Patriot Lake!
9.03 acres of Ag Exempt property! 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2
baths! Fireplace! Many extras! Custom cabinets and
granite counter tops! Bonus room! Large barn with horse
stalls and lots of storage. Barn 2400 sq. ft. pipe cattle
pens. Located in Patriot Ranch! Enjoy the exotic animals
that roam throughout the ranch! $449,900
3536 SODA SPRINGS RD. - Luling. - 11.6 Acres!
Beautiful, white rock, custom home! 4 Bedrooms/2.5
Baths! Approximately 2927 sq. ft! Two stories with
master on main floor! Rock fireplace and vaulted ceiling in family room! Kitchen open to dining and family
room! Island and bar in kitchen! Separate dining! Office! Covered patio in front and back of home! Barn
with approximately 2,160 sq. ft! Large oaks and a web
weather creek! Beautiful country setting located on a
paved road! Fully fenced with electric gate for privacy! Barn needs some completion! Bring
your horses! Ag Exempt. $349,000

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 diningSOLD
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.


71.13 Acres
CR 794 - Harwood
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.
v39.59 Acres - 3161 Chalk Rd., Harwood
- 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.
vSettlement at Patriot Ranch - 3-27 acre
site built home sites. Beautiful countryside
and wildlife views. Electricity available. Paved
roads, well/septic required.
v31.117 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

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

946 E. Pierce Street, Luling

Office: 830-875-6017 512-284-0801

23.01 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

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

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1313 E. Pierce St., Luling

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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.

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

Line, minerals - $1,379,040

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



1 Bedroom/Efficiency


Texas Ranch Specialist

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Happy Birthday
to Our Friend

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

Lillian H. Smith


588 Acres. Southwest

of Yorktown. 2 houses,
lake. Great combo cattle/hunting range.
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.
250 Acres. South Goliad. Good oaks, brush, and
grazing. Well fencedSOLD
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. CONTRACT
South Cuero.
Oaks, brush, hay field.
Pens, well. Cross-fenced. $5,300/ac.
198 Acres, Atascosa County, West of Floresville. Huge Creek Bottom, 2 tanks, water meter,
shallow well, electricity, oaks, elms, persimmon,
mesquite, black brush. Could this be your new
hunting spot? $2,895 per acre. Might divide into
two tracts.






Lloyd Barnes
(830) 832-9405

Shelly Moore
(830) 832-9406

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

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

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Christmas events really gave us the feel of the season

I guess those of us who
are allergic to cedar had
better get ready. The cedar
count was up to 3, 480.
That is enough to make you
sit up and make you pay attention. It is about as bad
as the night time weather
man, Steve Browne, on
KSAT 12 eating the berries
from the cedar tree. Now
please do not go around
consuming cedar berries.
He looked it up on the internet after he got off the
air. They advised humans
not to eat them. However, he had a video which
showed squirrels and deer
eating them as fast as they
could put them in their
They had a beautiful
Christmas story at the

Sandis Country
Fried News

Monthalia United Methodist Church. I heard that
they transformed Aubrey
into a beautiful angel.
There were about 90 people
in attendance for the program and the handing out
of the gift bags by Santa.
The Christ Giving dinner held after the program
made a big hit with everyone too.
On Dec. 21, the Belmont
UMC held their Candle-

light and Live Nativity

Scene right in front of the
church. The live donkey is a
great asset to the program.
There was also a time of
fellowship at the Belmont
Community Center after
the program.
The cookbooks are here
and ready to be sold. They
are available for purchase
at the Belmont Community
Center. This is a fund raising project for the club.
Let us pray for the following: Joe Kotwig, Laddie
Studler, Case Martin, Ridge
Sedley Martin and Lindsay
and Clint; Aunt Betty Gandre, Aunt Georgie Gandre, Sandi Gandre, Marie
Schauer, Margie Menking,
Mary Periman, Brandon
Gandre, Louise Jones, Ben

and Mabel Richter, Bill

Lott, and our sympathy
goes to the Brister Family;
also our sympathy goes to
the Grauke Family; and
prayers to our troops and
their families at home and
I was told that that they
had a beautiful rendition
of Christmas music by several different individuals
mixed with several choirs
at the First Baptist Church
in Gonzales this last week.
The Wesleyan Circle
met at the meeting room
to have their Christmas. I
heard that they had some
delicious food and some
good fellowship for the
members who made it
there. And I am sorry that
we did not get to attend to

see that bunch of friends

that we only get to see
around Christmas. A person should do something
to just get a piece of Emily
Neuses pecan-coconut pie,
or Kathleen Allens dressing.
I, like so many others,
really dont know what to
say about the tragic loss
of Sue Grauke. That is the
problem. I cannot quite
absorb the fact that precious Sue is not with us on
earth, and that her life was
snuffed out so fast in that
instant that we still expect
her to appear in front of us.
May God carry you on His
shoulders Herman, Loretta,
and Carolyn, and the rest of
your close family until you
can walk on your own. She

will certainly be missed.

Well Skooter is making
great progress on his gopher hole. He hasnt caught
the gopher yet, but he has
dug so far down that all
you can see is one part of
his hind leg and the tip of
his tail. The Capote Buzzards came flying overhead
and got way too low for the
outside dogs comfort. So
Eva and Skooter had a buzzard chase for a little while.
I tell you. Those buzzards
are some ugly looking
birds. They are also scary
birds. Have you ever seen
a Mama Buzzard defending her Baby Buzzard? You
really dont want to either.
Now that is a mad Mama.
Have a safe New Years.
And God Bless.

Adapt your closet to fit you, not the other way around
Co-Owner, Angels & Outlaws

Its the time of year to start thinking

about New Years resolutions.
So many of us decide to diet or go
to the gym, lose weight or get fit, and
some of us know that we will break
this resolution in about three weeks
so we just resolve not to make any
more New Years resolutions.
While losing those extra pounds
and getting fit are excellent ideas they
arent so easy to keep.
So I have decided to make this
years resolution to step out of my
usual wardrobe comfort zone and try
new things that flatter the figure Im
working with. The first step is to go
through my closet and get rid of all of
the things that dont fit properly.
I have a great old sweater that I
love to wear, but it has gotten too big
for me.Instead of looking cozy and
comfy I just look sloppy in it.
I also have a pair of jeans that are
probably older than my children who
are 10 and 12. I can still squeeze them
on, but they look horrendous. I keep
hoping one day they will look good
again. But lets face it they are old and

out of style and if I ever do wear them

out in public they wont look good
Getting rid of the things in our
closet that dont fit properly is the
first step to making sure you always
flatter the figure you have now, and
gives you more room in your closet to
makea few new additions.
If black is the only color in your
wardrobe, try wearing a bright color
that matches your skintone, or add a
colorful scarf to the black shirt you already have. If you always wear tennis
shoes or flip flops try wearing a heel
with your outfits on occasion. Heels
tend to make you look taller and flatter your figure.
If your old trusty purse is getting
worn then get rid of it and get a new
one. Carrying a fabulous handbag
can distract people from the extra 10
pounds you put on over the holidays.
Another way to step out of your
comfort zone is with your jewelry. I
used to never ever wear big earrings,
but lately I have found a few pair that
were just too fabulous not to have.
They are huge in my book, but they
are super light, so I made myself wear
them and I have gotten nothing but

Im usually a strictly bracelets kind
of girl, but I see so many people layering their necklaces and looking
great doing it. So I think I will start
out making myself wear one a day
and then as I get used to that Ill add
a couple more for the great layering
Usually the people that I notice or
think look really put together arent
necessarily the ones that have the best
figures, but the ones that always look
amazing.Their clothes fit properly no
matter what their size is, and they are
accessorized like they just stepped out
of a fashion magazine.
Stepping out of your wardrobe
comfort zone may be hard at first but
in the end you will get used to the
adjustments you have made and you
will be amazed at the compliments
you start to get on how good you are
So this year you might just resolve
to step up your wardrobe with proper
fitting clothes and amazing accessories so that you always look your
best, even if you are on your way to
the gym in January or to the bakery
in February.

Gonzales Book Club News

Special to The cannon

Skipping Christmas by
John Grisham was the
Gonzales Book Clubs
choice for our December discussion. Grisham
wrote the novel in 2001
and it has been called a
modern day Christmas
Classic, with a film made
in 2004, based on the
novel, titled Christmas
with the Kranks. The
Kranks only child, Blair,
has left tor Peru with the
Peace Corps and will not
be home for Christmas.
When her father, Luther
Krank, an accountant, realizes they spent $6,100
on Christmas the year before, he decides that they
will not do Christmas
this year. He will book
a Caribbean Cruise and
they will lie in the sun on
islands far away from the

snow and ice.

The Boy Scouts come
to sell Christmas trees
and Krump tells them
they are not doing Christmas this year. But he will
give them $100 for their
camporee in the summer. He refuses the fruit
cake sales and the calendar sales. They will not
have the neighborhood
Christmas Eve party
they will be out of town.
Every house in the neighborhood puts a Frosty
the Snowman up on their
roof top, it helped them
win the Christmas decoration award last year.
The Krumps are not putting theirs up and the
neighbors are noticing.
Mr. Frohmeyer, the selfappointed neighborhood
Luther and Luther explains about not doing
Christmas and there-

On the
Live Music: Bacon
& Egg

Dec. 31 - New Years Eve Party with Matt Easley

Jan. 3 - Big Iron Band
Jan. 10 - Mason Lively
$ 15
Jan. 13 - Rocking V Karaoke

Tuesday: Ladies Night; Every 2nd Tuesday: Karaoke

1st/3rd/5th Wednesday: $1 Draft, $2 Import, and $5 Pitchers
Thursday: Outdoor Entertainment (weather permitting)


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fore no Frosty. They get

signs put on the lawn
Free Frosty! But Luther
Krump does not give in.
(A bit of trivia: I have
just read Grishams most
recent novel Gray Mountain , and found it unusual and notably funny that
Grisham names an FBI
guy, Frohmeyer, in Gray
On Christmas Eve
Blair calls from Miami
and tells her parents that
she is bringing her fianc home for Christmas.
He is a Peruvian doctor
and wants to meet them
and learn all about their
Christmas! Her mother tells her they will be
home and of the course
the party will go on. They
say nothing of the cruise.
They frantically get the
tree from the neighbor,
who is leaving for the
holidays. They bring the

tree across the street on

a wagon with the help of
son. Then there is Frosty
to be put on the roof, and
food to get for the party
and people, who have
other plans, to invite. But
in the end the neighbors
come through, and the
Krumps do Christmas.
The book is well written
in true Grisham fashion.
Our discussion was
should have told Blair
about their plans. We
were half and half on
that as she was their only
child. Those who had
seen the movie said that
it made the book much
more enjoyable.
person said she would
book to anyone. It is a
quick read, which is good
for this time of year. I
did agree that Grisham

should stick to writing legal thrillers and was surprised that he had written
this one. It was suggested
that he needed money at
the time.
We also chose books for
the next six months. Jan:
Longbourn by Jo Baker/
Feb: Gone Girl by Gillian
Flynn/ Mar: The End of
Life Book Club by Will
Schwalbe/ Apr: The Worst
Hard Time by Timothy
Egan/ May: A Hemingway novel, title to be selected/ June: All the Light We

Cannot See by Anthony

Our next meeting will be
on Thurs. Jan. 15 from 1011am at the Gonzales Public Library. We will discuss
Longbourn by Jo Baker.
Pride and Prejudice was
set in the Longbourn home
and this novel is written
from the servants point of
view. There is as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs.
Everyone is welcome.
Please join us.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Community Calendar

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Jan. 4
Geronimo VFW 8456 Sunday Country Dance
The Jimmy Sims Band from
Austin will be playing great
traditional country dance
music at the Geronimo VFW
8456 on January 4, 6808 N
Highway 123, Geronimo,
3-6:30 p.m.; doors & VFW
kitchen at 2 p.m. Admission is $8, donation benefits
the Auxiliary programs. Reasonable drink prices & setups available. Smoke free &
Open Seating; Info 830-3058829/305-5478.
Jan. 6
Shiner Gaslight Theatre
Casting Call
Calling all would-be actors
and actresses! You are invited to audition for Never
Too Late, the 2015 spring
production at the Shiner
Gaslight Dinner Theatre. Auditions will be held at 7:00
pm, Tuesday, January 6th
and Thursday, January 8th at
the theatre. (7th St & Ave. D,
in downtown Shiner). Connie Lankford will direct this
humorous farce involving a
50 year old man who suddenly learns that he is about
to become a father again. It
is not only the impending
birth that startles him, but
his previously meek little
wife begins to lay down the
law. Theres to be a nursery, a
new bathroom, and even her
personal checking account.
In addition, his last daughter
and her husband live with
them which complicates life
immensely. There are parts
for 6 men and 3 women, with
some parts being suitable for
either male or female. Ages
are between 19 the 60s. Log
for theatre information.
Jan. 19
Womens Bible Study in
JOY Gathering, which
meets on Monday afternoons
at 3:45 to 5:30, will begin their
next Study on January 19,
2015, using the 9-week Video
program by Beth Moore on
the New Testament books of
1 & 2 Thessalonians, entitled
Children of the DAY. Beth
Moore asks, Do you know
God has a purpose for your
life, but you cant figure out
what it is? In this study youll
find that your circumstances
are not coincidental. Gods
timing is impeccable. The

Womens Study, which meets

at the Flatonia United Methodist Church, is open to all
women and facilitated by
Dianne Raef. For more information call 512-921-2792.
(Please use the side door on
N. Middle Street with ramp.)
Jan. 20
Comal County Country
Music Show
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 - 10
p.m. Featured Artists will
be Madelyn Abramieit,
Chuck Tschoepe and Gene
Bartkiewitcz at the Knights
of Columbus Hall in New
Braunfels. Doors open at 6:00
p.m. with a $5 cover charge.
Sandwiches, desserts and
cold drinks will be available.
All proceeds go to charity.
For more information, call
Feb. 1
Young Farmers BBQ
The Gonzales Young Farmers will be having the annual
Super Bowl Sunday BBQ to go
on Sunday February 1, 2015
from 11 to 1, to be picked
up at the old show barn at
Independence Park. Pre-sale
orders only until January 23,
2015. Whole briskets $55,
brisket $30, Whole pork loin
$35, pork loin $20, Pork
Ribs $25. Contact Ken Hedrick 830-857-5332, Kenneth
Fink, 830-857-6355, Charles
Rochester 830-857-5366 or
any member.
Livestock Show Validation
Validation Dates and Locations for Gonzales County
Livestock Show have been
Rabbit Validation- February 4, 2015 held at JB Wells
from 5-7 p.m.
Broiler Pick-Up January
22, 2015.
St. Ludmila and St. Paul
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 his-

tories 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 counselor@ Be
sure to include your name
and what years you attended
St. Ludmila Academy, St.
Paul High School, or St. Ludmila Elementary.
HLSR Scholarships
The 2015 HLSR Scholarships are now available online @ or The application
will go off at 11:59 PM on the
deadline date, Area Go Texan and HLSR Exhibitor applications must be submitted
online by Monday, February
23, 2015. Students must also
complete Part II Supplemental Forms, which are
downloaded and emailed after submission. Supplemental
Forms must be postmarked
by Friday, February 27, 2015
for HLSR Exhibitor and Area
Go Texan applicants.
There is a NEW Scholarship
available this year for students who exhibit at the 2015
show. To be eligible to apply
for this scholarship, an applicant must be a graduating
high school senior attending
a public school in Texas, a
US Citizen and Texas Resident, and planning to attend
college in Texas. Applicants
must also participate as an
HLSR exhibitor in one of the
17 eligible shows in both 2015
and one of the previous three
years shows (2014, 2013
and 2012). If you have any
questions concerning HLSR
Scholarships feel free to
email or call 830.672.4555
or 979.229.9317. Good Luck
Dont Mess with Texas Program
Want to win money for college? Now you can apply for
the 2015 Dont Mess with
Texas Scholarship. Just submit an essay on how youve
taken a leadership role to
prevent litter at your campus and/or communities and
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Louise Nesloney
Shock Fougerat


Edna Louise Nesloney

Shock Fougerat, 83, of Gonzales, passed away Monday,
December 29, 2014. Edna
was born February 10, 1931
in Gonzales to Jim C. Nesloney and Valley C. Rimmer
Nesloney. She graduated
from the Gonzales Independent School System and went
to work as a switch-board
operator for South Western
Bell Telephone Company.
She followed that career as
a data processor for GVEC
where she retired in 1991.
Edna married Jack Shock
on August 21, 1953. They
had two sons, Gary Wayne
and Joey Gordon Shock. She
married Gerald J. Fougerat
December 17, 2007.
Edna was a talented and
passionate artist. She shared
her love of art with others
by teaching art lessons in
her home. She also enjoyed
cooking, sewing, hunting
and fishing, but most all she
loved being Mo-mo to her
grandchildren. Mo-mo is the
endearing title her grandchildren gave their grandmother.
They made and shared many
great memories together,
spending numerous days and
nights at Mos house. Even
in her last years, as her memory was failing, she always
asked about them, declaring
she hadnt seen them in ages,
but truth be known, shed just
had lunch with them that afternoon. Edna accepted and
loved the Lord which gives
the family a calming peace
knowing that in her passing
she has received the ultimate
Edna Louise Nesloney
Shock Fougerat is survived
by Gerald Fougerat, son and
daughter-in-law, Gary and
Linda Shock, grandchildren,
Jace, Kaleigh and Tristan
Shock and numerous nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Shock, son Joey

Shock, brothers James Miller

Nesloney and John S. Nesloney, and sisters Evelyn M.
Rentz and Irene C. Miller.
A memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Thursday,
January 1, 2015 in Emmanuel Fellowship Church with
Rev. Lynn Wilson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Helping
Hands Ministry, c/o Emmanuel Fellowship Church,
1817 St. Lawrence Street,
Gonzales, Texas 78629 or the
charity of ones choice. Services are under the care and
direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.

Frances Kuehn Hollaway



Frances Kuehn Hollaway

died peacefully at Christopher House in Austin,
Texas, on the morning of
December 28, 2014 following a massive stroke earlier
in the month. She was born
in Orange Grove, Texas on
June 5, 1932, the only child
of Adolph Georg Kuehn and
Sophie Gerold Kuehn. The
family moved to Gonzales,
Texas early in her life, and
it was there that Frances attended school and graduated
from Gonzales High School.
She went on to attend Mary
Hardin Baylor and the University of Texas, majoring in
Home Economics.
During her college years,
she was introduced to a
handsome Texas A&M cadet, Herman Sonny Hollaway, Jr. on a blind date. They
were married on May 24,
1951 in the First Lutheran
Church in Gonzales. He entered the Army Air Corps
and was sent to Korea to fly
helicopters shortly after their
marriage. He returned safely
in the summer of 1954, and
they began their married life
at Fort Hood, Texas. They
moved their family of three
children to Houston in the
winter of 1960. After a few
years of living back in Gonzales in the late 60s and early
70s, they once again found
themselves living on the Gulf

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Coast, this time in LaMarque

and Galveston where Sonny
had taken a job as the Director of Parks for the City of
Galveston. Frances managed
a Hallmark store and worked
at the Sears Call Center for
several years during this
Sonny died in December
1992, and Frances moved
to Mt. Pleasant, Texas to
be near her daughter and
grandchildren. She moved
back to Houston for a brief
time in the late 1990s and
found work, happiness and
many friends while working
at The Leader newspaper in
Oak Forest. She was living
in Georgetown, Texas near
her daughter, Susan, and her
family when she died.
Frances was a great, make
that fabulous, cook and her
family loved her lemon meringue pies, pot roast, and
ratatouille. She could sew
anything you wanted made
and did so exceptionally. She
never spared words when it
came to expressing herself,
and she was dearly loved by
her children, grandchildren,
many friends and extended
Frances is preceded in
death by her parents, her
half-brother, Zilmon Kuehn,
her husband, Herman Kyle
Hollaway, Jr., and her sonin-law, David Hinton. She is
survived by her daughters,
Susan Hinton of Georgetown and Janice Hollaway
of Houston; and her son,
John Hollaway and his wife
Laura of Seguin. She is also
survived by her two precious
granddaughters, Elizabeth
Hinton and Sarah Hinton,
both of Austin.
Visitation will be held at
Cook-Walden Davis Funeral
Home, 2900 Williams Drive,
Georgetown, Texas on Friday, January 2, 2015 from
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Her
funeral will take place at First
Lutheran Church, 1206 N. St.
Joseph Street in Gonzales on
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at
2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
Burial will follow at Gonzales
Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will
be Carl Sonny Gerold, Alan
Marek, Walter Ray Marek,
Cody Oakes, Jesse Hamrin,
and Jeremy Ferguson. Words
of comfort may be shared
with the family by going to Arrangements
by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams
Drive, Georgetown, Texas
78628 (512)863-2564.

Local Oddfellows Lodge Makes

Holiday Donations

Jan. 1
First Day Hike at Palmetto State Park
Join a park ranger Thursday, January 1, from 2-4 p.m., for a First Day Hike at Palmetto
State Park. Well complete 2 miles of easy hiking suitable for families. The trails take us
from the Ottine Swamp to a nice stretch along the San Marcos River. You may want to
bring a hiking stick, sturdy shoes and drinking water. After your hike, enjoy free coffee
and hot chocolate around a campfire at the CCC Refectory building. Happy New Year.
Program is free for children 12 and under, adults $3 (includes all day entrance to the
Jan. 5
Square Dancing Lessons
The Come and Take It Squares of Gonzales are offering two free open houses on
Monday, January 5 and Monday, January 12 to introduce the fun of square-dancing
to others. Lessons will begin on Monday, January 19. Open houses and lessons will be
held at The Presbyterian Church of Gonzales, 414, St. Louis St., Gonzales (just south
of the Courthouse) at 7:30 pm. All interested students are invited to attend the open
house for an introduction to square-dancing, to learn a few steps, and meet the friendly
square-dancers. Square-dancing is a lively social activity that promotes exercise and
fitness while encouraging social interaction. Lessons are open to all ages from teens to
seniors. The club invites anyone interested to call 830-672-9307 or 830-672-7384 for
further information.

Just in time for Christmas,

the Gonzales Lodge #38
I.O.O.F. made their annual
donations to GCAM and
the Silent Santa Program.
These donations are from
the funds raised from the
Odd Fellows Food Booth at
the Winterfest festivities, so
thank you to all who came
out for good food and lots
of fun.
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GHS girls soccer team looks to

begin program with victories

It has been a long-time

coming, but Gonzales High
School girls soccer is here.
The Lady Apaches will
play their first-ever game
in their first-ever season
at 5:30 p.m. at Seguin on
Since they started their
program after the most recent UIL realignment had
occurred, the Gonzales
Lady Apaches will not be
in a district for the first two
seasons (2015 and 2016).
However, they still have
some lofty goals for the beginning of the program.
We want to win games
to create a solid foundation
in the program with both
tactical ability and team
work, first Lady Apaches
head coach Jenna Philips
While a couple of the
players may have not
kicked a soccer ball a lot before last month, others have
been playing whenever and
wherever they could.
More than half of the
team has played in leagues
or on club teams previously, she said. The others
have caught on naturally.
With a lot of our players having background
knowledge, we will have an

advantage for it being our

first year.
The Lady Apaches will
carry six seniors on the
team to help start the traditions for the program: Jessica Castillo, Carolina Gasbar, Lucero Luna, Alenis
Matamoros, Kirstin Muenchow and Sylvia Zuniga.
Our seniors are really
putting great effort into setting the standards high for
our first year, Philips said.
Their leadership on and
off the field creates a very
positive impact team and
the program.
Gonzales will look to
experiment with a couple
of different formations in
their first year.
We are going to run several combinations based
on our opponent, she said.
We are going to line up
in the 4-4-2, the mostly
widely-used system and The Lady Apaches first-ever season of soccer gets
the effective 4-4-2 diamond underway next Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Seguin (Photo
formation. We may even by Mark Lube)
touch on the 4-3-3.
Positions will not be on the field, Philips said.
The Lady Apaches style
set in stone as players will Their teamwork is amazwill take advantage of the
compete for positions on a ing to watch. Positioning
team speed and aggressiveweekly basis.
and spacing are still a skill
I want them to be the that needs work, but overall
Our style will be an inbest and never settle, Phil- they are doing very well.
direct one by keeping the
ips said.
Teams having the honor
play quick, with clean, conTeamwork will be a of welcoming Gonzales to
trolled touches. Our team
strength for Gonzales.
Texas high school soccer
is very fast and aggressive,
The girls work very well are Seguin, Smithville, Port
and they work very well totogether and are starting Lavaca, La Grange,
gether so I want them to go
to get a feel for each other
all out offensively.

Shiner sinks Ingram

Moore on late shot

SHINER With under 40 seconds left, the

Shiner Lady Comanches
had three chances to
break a 42-42 score Monday afternoon against Ingram Moore in the Shiner Tournament.
They finally converted
with about nine seconds
left to pull out a 44-42
win over the Lady Warriors.
A bucket by Meagan
Whitley with 1:02 left in
the game drew the teams
level at 42-42.
At the 0:37 mark, Shamyra Coleman missed a
pair of free throws and
with 20 seconds left, Samantha Natal got a steal
and was fouled with
15.86 seconds left. She
missed both free throws.
Ingram Moore committed a turnover with 10
seconds left and quickly
made a defensive play,
knocking the ball out
with nine seconds remaining.
Coleman then passed
to Lenae Kremling who
made the game-winning
jumper for the win.
We were able to execute on the inbounds

play at the end and get

the win, Shiner head
coach John Hoelter said.
At one point, the Lady
Comanches forged a
40-31 lead in the fourth
quarter and Ingram
Moore went on a 11-2
run before the Lady Comanches got the eventual
game- winning bucket .
Hoelter said the Lady
Comanches did well in
the fourth quarter of
getting ahead but let the
Lady Warriors back into
the game.
Shiner opened the
contest with an 8-4 lead
after free throws by Kori
Landman and Samantha
Natal combined with a
pair of three-point baskets by Kailey Williams.
Bethany Nevlud made
two-of-three free throws
and Shamyra Coleman
made basket to lead 12-6
at the end of the quarter.
The Lady Warriors
eventually came within
16-14 and outscored
Shiner 5-1 at that point
for a 19-17 advantage.
Mackinley Pilat converted a three-point play
to put the Lady Comanches on top 20-19. Ingram Moore then scored
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Shiners Nebauer wins Co-District MVP; Kalina wins Co-Defense MVP

Class 2ADI area finalists
Shiner Comanches had two
players receive superlatives
in the 15-2ADI All District
Junior Chad Neubauer
was named Co-District
MVP with his work at running back, middle linebacker and special teams.
Senior Dillon Kalina was
named Co-Defensive Player of the Year at defensive
Shiner players chosen
for the First Team Offense
were senior quarterback
Blake Michalec, senior
running back Tyler Patek,
sophomore receiver Dadrian Taylor, junior receiver
Justin Stovall, junior tight
end Caleb Murrile, senior
center Micah Morkovsky
and Kalina at offensive
tackle. On the defensive
side, Murrile was named

tackle along with junior

end Marcus Rodriguez,
senior Ernie Egan and
Patek at outside linebacker,
Taylor at defensive back
,Stovall at utility player and
sophomore tackle Ryan Panus.
named to the Second Team
Offense were Egan at tight
end, junior guard Taylor
Mraz and junior tackle
Alex Bujnoch. Defensive
selections was sophomore
defensive back Brandon
Cerny and sophomore defensive back Ty Boedeker.
Despite not winning a
game in a tough district,
the Flatonia Bulldogs had
some players receiver AllDistrict Honors.
Senior Gus Venegas
received First Team Offense Wide Receiver and
First Team Punter, senior


Kailey Williams leads

Lady Comanche effort
with 10 points to win
first tournament game
Continued from page 16

lead 23-21 at halftime.

The Lady Comanches
were led by four points
from Williams as they
played solid defense and
limited the Lady Warriors
to just two points in the
third quarter while netting eight to retake the
Ingram Moore got
within 31-29 and Shiner
then scored seven straight
points with a free throw
from Lauren Schuette, a
layup from Abby Thomas
and baskets from Schuette
and Pilat.
The Lady Warriors battled to within 38-31 and
little later, made their run.
Shiner 44, Ingram Moore 42
IM 6 17 2 17-42
S 12 9 8 14-44
Ingram Moore: Brandy Stehling 4 2-4 13, Erica Piper 4 0-0 8,
Rebecca Estright 1 3-6 5, Meagan
Whitley 2 0-0 4, Allison Taylor 2
0-0 4, Kenzie Kowalski 1 1-2 3,
Hailey Riley 0 3-4 3, Emily Cam-

Jose Manzano earned First

Team Kicker and First
Team Defensive Back. Junior Matthew Kozelsky
got Second Team Offense
Running Back, junior Lane
Janecka got Second Team
Offense Center and Second
Team Defensive End ,sophomore Julio Castellano was
chosen as Second Team Offense Guard, sophomore
Jesus Rodriguez received
Second Team Offensive
Tackle. and junior Blaine
Besetzny got Second Team
Defense Outside Linebacker.
District 15-2ADI All District

District MVP Isaiah Perez, jr,

Refugion (RB-OLB); Chad Neubauer,
jr, Shiner (RB-MLB, Special teams)
Offensive Player of the Year Jaylon Mascorro, soph, Refugion (QB).
Defensive Player of the Year Kobie Herring, soph, Refugion (ILB); Dillon Kalina, sr, Shiner (DE).
Newcomer of the Year Jadon
Blanks, Weimar, frosh, (DB-WR); Jac-

obe Avery, frosh, Refugio (RB-OLB).

First Team

Quarterback Blake Michalec,
sr, Shiner.
Running Back Garrett McCann,
soph, Ganado; Javeon Lara, jr, Schulenburg; Tyler Patek, sr, Shiner; Curry
Johnson, jr, Weimar.
Wide Receiver Dadrian Taylor, soph, Shiner; Justin Stovall, jr,
Shiner; Gus Venegas, sr, Flatonia;
Tyler Castellano, sr, Refugio; Johnathan Rosas, sr, Refugio.
Tight End Caleb Murrile, jr,
Shiner; Todd Heger, sr, Weimar.
Center Micah Morkovsky, sr,
Shiner; Seth Ponce, sr, Refugio.
Guards Jose Nino, sr, Weimar;
Christian Mascorro, jr, Refugio; Nick
Villarreal, jr, Refugio; Marcus Rodriguez, jr, Shiner.
Tackles Kobie Herring, soph,
Refugio; Trace Mascorro, soph, Refugio; Cullen Machac, sr, Schulenburg;
Dillon Kalina, sr, Shiner; Lane Hasse,
sr, Weimar.
Kicker Alex Lara, sr, Schulenburg; Gerardo Rodriguez, sr, Weimar;
Jose Manzano, sr, Flatonia.
Tackle Ryan Panus, soph,
Shiner; Caleb Murrile, jr, Shiner;
Alex Taylor, sr, Weimar; Gayton Wills,
soph, Refugio.
End Austin Alford, sr, Ganado;

Trace Mascorro, soph, Refugio; Devin

Tagle, sr, Refugio; Clayton Brossmann,
sr, Schulenburg; Marcus Rodriguez,
jr, Shiner.
Outside Linebacker Omril Oliver, jr, Refugio; Ernie Egan, sr, Shiner; Tyler Patek, sr, Shiner; Michael
Mason, sr, Weimar.
Inside Linebacker Clay Firkins,
jr, Weimar; Ross Fowler, jr, Ganado;
Jimmy Resendiz, sr, Refugion; Nate
Smith, jr, Refugio.
Defensive Back Jose Manzano, sr, Flatonia; Kameron Smith,
sr, Ganado; Jacob Foltyn, jr, Ganado;
James Durst, sr, Refugio; Les Rhodes,
jr, Refugio; Alex Lara, sr, Schulenburg;
Dadrian Taylor, soph, Shiner.
Punter Clayton Brossmann, sr,
Schulenburg; Gus Venegas, sr, Flatonia.
Utility JaCory Gordon, soph,
Weimar; Christian Palacios, soph,
Ganado; Austin Moya, soph, Refugio;
Tyler Roe, sr, Schulenburg; Justin
Stovall, jr, Shiner.
Second Team
Quarterback Jonathan Martinez, sr, Ganado.
Running Back Michael Mason,
sr, Weimar; Saul Rosales, sr, Weimar;
Matthew Kozelsky, jr, Flatonia.
Wide Receiver Nathan Besch, jr,
Weimar; Kameron Smith, sr, Ganado;
Les Rhodes, jr, Refugio, Robert Frazier,
soph, Refugio.

Tight End Ernie Egan, sr, Shiner; Mark Macha, jr, Ganado.
Center Ryan Janacek, jr, Weimar; Lane Janecka, jr, Flatonia.
Guards Julio Castellano, soph,
Flatonia; Ross Fowler, jr, Ganado;
Taylor Mraz, jr, Shiner; Clay Firkins, jr,
Tackles Jesus Rodriguez,
soph, Flatonia; Garrett Estrada, sr,
Ganado; Alex Bujnoch, jr, Shiner;
Fernando Picazo, sr, Weimar.

Tackle James Nino, jr, Weimar;
Malcom Chassion, soph, Ganado; Malik Brown, jr, Refugio; Davonn Granger, soph, Schulenburg.
End Lane Janecka, jr, Flatonia; Mark Macha, jr, Ganado; Darrion
Cuellar, jr, Refugio; Cullen Machac, sr,
Outside Linebacker Jamel LaFond, frosh, Refugio; Kavian Dereoun,
soph, Weimar; Blaine Besetzny, jr,
Flatonia; Bobby Garcia, jr, Ganado.
Inside Linebacker Saul Rosales,
sr, Weimar; Cody Plant, sr, Ganado.
Defensive Back Garrett McCann, soph, Ganado; Jaylon Mascorro, soph, Refugio; Tyler Castellano, sr,
Refugio; Ty Boedeker, soph, Shiner;
Brandon Cerny, soph, Shiner; Trevor
Holland, soph, Weimar.
Punter Dalton Service, jr, Ganado.
Coach of the Year Refugio staff

Lady Cardinals fall to Centerville


SHINER - The St Paul Lady Cardinals did not give enough attention to
details as they fell to Centerville, 5224, Monday morning in the Shiner
We have to give better effort at being consistent, St. Paul head coach
Dana Beal-Sestak said. We just need
to get better at doing the little things.
After a close start to the game,
Centerville took a 5-2 lead on a
three-point play by Stacey Lagrone.
The Lady Cardinals countered with
a pass to McKenzie Kresta from
Shaelynn Malatek that got them
within 5-4.
Lagrone then made bucket followed by a two-point and a threepoint shot by Katie Ellis to give the
Lady Tigers a 12-4 advantage.
The quarter concluded as Tori Tollett connected from downtown and
Centerville held a 15-4 lead.
Elise Patek (#2) tries an inside shot while Ashlynn Patek gets in position
Shiners Shamyra
St. Paul started the second frame for a possible rebound. (Photo by Mark Lube)
Coleman attempts a field
with a bucket from Jordan Pawelek
goal during the Lady
Tollett. Kresta then rebounded a
Parker Clay made a basket and so
Comanches close 44-42 to come within 15-6 but the Lady
missed shot and scored and Ashlynn did Morgan as St. Paul ended the
Tigers responded with a three from
win over Ingram Moore
Patek got an offensive board and feed game with a 4-3 run.
Ellis that spurned them to a 9-2 run.
Monday in the Shiner
Jackson for a bucket to get St. Paul
The Lady Cardinals got a bucket
Tournament. (Photo by
within 32-17.
from Elise Patek during the run.
Mark Lube)
Centerville 52, Shiner St. Paul 24
Centerville then went on a 13-0
Emma Morgan made a free throw
pos 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 9-16 42.
run to close out the period, ahead
C 15 14 16 7-52
Shiner: Kailey Williams 3 1-2 to bring St. Paul to within 24-9 beSSP 4 5 8 7-24
10, Shamyra Coleman 3 2-6 8, fore the Lady Tigers closed out the
at the start of the fourth to give the
Centerville: Kate Ellis 9 1-1 22, Stacey Lagrone
Lenae Kremlin 3 0-0 6, Mackinhalf with a 5-0 run.
4 2-2 10, Tori Tollett 3 0-0 8, Sara Stuzman 3 0-0
ley Pilat 2 1-1 5, Samantha Natal
Lady Tigers a 47-17 advantage.
The Lady Cardinals stepped up
6, Marissa Wall 1 0-0 2, Bre Pickens 0 0-2 0. Totals
1 2-6 4, Abby Thomas 1 1-2 3,
Elise Patek made a free throw and 23 2-7 52
Lauren Schuette 1 1-2 3, Sabrine at the start of the third quarter
Shiner St. Paul: Jordan Pawelek 3 0-1 6, McKAshlynn Patek hit a shot but missed
Blaschke 1 0-0 2, Bethany NevPawelek made a bucket and Natalie
enzie Kresta 2 0-2 4, Natalie Jackson 2 0-0 4, Elise
lud 0 2-3 2, Kori Landman, 0 1-2
the free throw, getting St. Paul within Patek 1 1-4 3, Emma Morgan 1 1-2 3, Ashlynn
1, Rashel Bonds 0 0-2 0, Jennifer Jackson made a field goal, slightly
Patek 1 0-1 2, Parker Clay 1 0-0 2, Shaelynn Ma49-20.
Hartl 0 0-2 0. Totals 15 11-28 44.
offsetting the three-point shot by
latek 0 0-1 0. Totals 11 2-11 24.

Yoakums Hights wins District 15-4ADII All-District co-Offensive MVP

TreVontae Hights, TCU
commit, was a good chunk
of the Bulldog spread offense and has been selected as District 15-4ADII
Offensive co-MVP after

Yoakum advanced into the

state quarterfinals for the
first time since 2002.
Yoakum players chosen
for the First Team Offense
was Davontay Mathis (running back),Jared Garza

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(fullback), Trenton Bridges

(tackle), Caden Fishback
(receiver) and Austin McCoy (receiver).
On the First Team Defense was Bridges (tackle),
Ricky Camarilo (linebacker), Hunter Lauer (linebacker), Dantey Eldridge
(cornerback), Will Thurmond (safety) and Caden
Fishback (safety).
Bulldogs chosen for the
Second Team Offense were
Eldridge ( running back),
Spencer Brandt (center),
Ricky Canseco (guard),
Colt Richards (tackle),
Miguel Resendiz (receiver)
and Tyler Kornegay (receiver).
Yoakum defensive players selected for the Second
Team Defense were Blake
Jacobs (end), Glenn Love
(end), Colton Janik (linebacker) and Jordan Moore
Kicker Edgar Maravilla
was First Team Kicker and
Travis DeBault was First
Team Punter.
Yoakum players receiving Honorable Mentions
were defensive Tackle Marvin Davis, , linebacker Garza, cornerback Josh Moore
and offensive tackle Mason

Gal van.
Making the Academic
All-District Team was Resendiz, Steven Sangster,
Hights, Thurmond, Josh
Moore, Fishbeck, DeBault,
Garza, Kornegay, Davis, Colt Richards, Cesar
Maravilla, Galvan, Brandt,
Jacobs, Janik, Canseco,
Camarillo, Krystian Brzozowski, Bridges, Travis
Brandt, Maravill and Justin
District 15-4ADII All District

Overall MVP Tyler Handson.

Offensive MVP DAnthony
Hopkins, Cuero; TreVontae
Hights, Yoakum.
Offensive Skill MVP Jalen
Gross, Ingleside.
Offensive Line MVP Jacob
Perez, Cuero; Chase Herrig, Sinton.
Defensive MVP Robert
Knox, Sinton.
Defensive Skill MVP Colton
Cohea, Sinton.
Defensive Line MVP Mike
Huera, Sinton.
First Team
Quarterback Jared Vernor,
Running Back Ethan Owens, Sinton; Davontay Mathis,
Yoakum; Robert Burleson, Ingleside.
Fullback Jared Garza, Yoakum; Edward Ruiz, Jourdanton.

Center JD Aguero, Sinton.

Guard Colton Oglesby, Cuero; Oscar Cantua, Sinton.
Tackle Clayton Surginer,
Sinto; Andrew Munoz, Cuero;
Trenton Bridges, Yoakum.
Inside Receiver Jareed
Edwards, Cuero; Martin Pruitt,
Ingleside; Caden Fishbeck, Yoakum.
Wide Out Mark Villarreal,
Sinton; DMond LaFond, Cuero;
Austin McCoy, Yoakum.
Tackle Justin Brister, Jourdanton; Trenton Bridges, Yoakum.
End Thomas Gaither, Jourdanton; Ethan Owens, Sinton;
Jollie DeLeon, Ingleside; Phillip
Taylor, Cuero.
Linebacker Alex Augero,
Jourdanton; Zech Hopkins, Cuero; Ricky Camarillo, Yoakum;
Hunter Lauer, Yoakum; C.J.
Zepeda, Sinton.
Cornerback Dantey Eldridge, Yoakum; Mark Villarreal,
Sinton; Grant Diebel, Cuero.
Safety Elroy Estrada, Sinton; Will Thurmond, Yoakum;
Caden Fishbeck, Yoakum; Elex
Martinez, Cuero.
Kicker Edgar Maravilla,
Punter Travis DeBault
Second Team
Quarterback Ian Hons,
Running Back Dantey

Eldridge, Yoakum; Diego Huddleston, Jourdanton.

Fullback Jacob Stock, Cuero.
Tight End Wesley Pesek,
Center Spencer Brandt,
Guard Ricky Canseco, Yoakum; J.P. Lugo, Jourdanton.
Tackle Marcus Torres, Ingleside; Matthew Heritage, Jourdanton; Colt Richards, Yoakum.
Inside Receiver Ryan Murphy, Sinton; Miguel Resendiz,
Yoakum; Marcus Boyd, Ingleside.
Wide Out Dylan Ferrell,
Ingleside; Nate Ramos, Jourdanton; Tyler Kornegay, Yoakum.
Tackle Michael Hopkins, Cuero; Alex Guman, Sinton.
End Blake Jacobs, Yoakum; Glenn Love, Yoakum; AJ
Franco, Cuero.
Linebacker Joseph Ortiz,
Jourdanton; Jacob Stock, Cuero;
Brandon Guzman, Sinton; Kyle
Hernandez, Ingleside; Colton
Janik, Yoakum.
Cornerback Andy Canales,
Ingleside; Matthew Fanno, Jourdanton; Jordan Moore, Yoakum.
Safety Lee Huereca, Jourdanton; Marcus Boyd, Ingleside;
DMond LaFond, Cuero; Eric
Pena, Cuero.
Kicker Cesar Montejano,
Cuero; Brian Hernandez, Ingleside.
Punter Stephen


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Shiner Big Buck Standings

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

Cuero, 10, 16 7/8 , 9

, 9 , 10 , 9 , 65 5/8;
A3, Alex Bludau, Hallettsville, 8, 16, 10 3/8, 9
3/8; 11 , 10 , 65 ; Y1,
Chase Blackwell, Cuero,
9, 183/4, 113/8, 85/8, 103/4,
91/4, 673/4;Y2, Staton Pakebusch, Yoakum, 8, 15
7/8, 10 5/8, 7 7/8, 10 ,
8 , 61 3/8; Y3, Michael
Pakebusch, Cuero, 8 , 17
, 8 , 81/8, 85/8, 8 ,
58 .
Fayette County
A1, David Brandt,
Weimar, 11, 19 , 10,
8 , 9 7/8, 7 7/8, 66 ;
A2, Weston Mozisek, La
Grange, 11, 16 , 9 ,
9 , 9 1/8, 10 3/8, 65
; A3, Thomas Cain, Jr.,
Houston, 11, 16, 10 , 9
, 10 , 8 , 65 ; Y1,
Zachery Srubar, West
Point, 8, 18 3/8, 6 7/8, 8
, 6 , 9 , 58; Y2, Gunner Jurek, La Grange, 7,
19 , 9 1/8, 6 , 7 , 6
5/8, 56 .

Colorado County
A1, Bobby Pesak, Weimar, 11, 19, 11, 10 ,
9, 8 , 68 ; A2, Clay
Bittner, Weimar, 10, 18, 9
, 8 1/2, 10 5/8, 8, 64 7/8;A3,
Cody Jalfuka, Moulton,
12, 15 5/8 , 9 , 6 , 9 ,
7 3/8 , 60 ; ; Y1, Malarie Mican, Columbus, 13,
15 , 7 5/8, 9 , 7 5/8,
8 1/8, 61 3/8 ; Y2, Bryce
Leopold, Columbus, 10,
18 3/8 , 7 , 7 , 8 , 6
7/8 , 58 ; Y3, Trey Billeck, Weimar, 10, 17, 6
, 6 , 7 5/8, 7 , 55 1/8 .
DeWitt County
A1, Cullen Jahn, Yoakum, 15, 19 1/8, 113/8,
10 , 11 5/8, 11 5/8, 79
; A2, Max Moeller,

Gonzales County
A1, James Brister, 9, 22
1/8, 11 1/8, 8 5/8, 13 3/8,
8 , 73; A2, Gary Orsak,
El Maton, 8, 173/8, 121/2,
111/4,125/8, 95/8, 713/8 ; A3,
Jared Boedeker, Shiner,
11, 171/2, 95/8, 101/8, 103/4,
121/4, 711/4; Y1, Shaelynn
Malatek, Gonzales, 8,
191/8, 113/4, 85/8, 113/8, 111/8,
70; Y2, Tyler Hendershot,
Gonzales, 10,, 17 7/8, 10
1/8, 10 1/8, 111/8, 10 ,
69 ; Y3, Zane Koenig,
Sugarland, 10, 215/8, 95/8,
81/2, 107/8, 73/4, 683/8.
Lavaca County
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,

Other groups (county,

name, hometown, points,
spread, Tine R1, Tine R2,
Tine L1, Tine L2, total)
NZ1, Mills, Randy
Hoyer, Lampasas, 12,
155.8, 111/8, 9 , 11 ,
95/8, 687/8; NZ2, Goliad,
Jeff Baranowski, Yoakum, 10, 203/8, 105/8, 7
, 8, 107/8, 675/8; NZ3,
Edwards, Greg Wagner,
Shiner, 10, 22 , 8, 71/8,
8 , 7 , 627/8.

Shaelynn Malatek

Hallettsville, 8, 17 , 8
, 7 , 8 , 7 , 57; Y3,
Cole Grahmann, Hal-

lettsville, 9, 16 , 7 , 6
5/8, 8, 107/8, 54 .

SZ1, Maverick, Brian
Knezek, Yoakum, 11, 19
, 10 , 9 , 11, 10, 71
;SZ2, Maverick, Frank
Wojtek, Richmond, 16,
19, 95/8, 71/2, 101/8, 83/4, 71
SZ3, Dimmit, Jeremy
Bludau, Hallettsville, 9,
265/8, 8 5/8, 9 , 8 , 7
, 70 1/4.

Yoakum football players receive academic honors

Yoakum players receiving Academic All-District Honors were seniors
Miguel Resdeniz, Steven Sangster, TreVontae
Hights, Will Thurmond,
Caden Fishbeck, Cesar
Maravilla, Marvin Davis,
Spencer Brandt, Krystian Brzozowski, Trenton
Bridges and Edgar Maravilla; juniors were Travis
DeBault, Tyler Kornegay,

Jared Garza, Colt Richards,

Blake Jacobs, Ricky Canseco, Travis Brandt and
Justin Garza; Sophomores
were Mason Galvan and
freshmen was Josh Moore.
All-District Honorable
Mentions were Davis (defensive tackle), Jared Garza
(linebacker), Moore (cornerback) and Galvan (offensive tackle).
Several Yoakum playes

were named to the THSCA

Academic All-State Football Team: Spencer Brandt
(second team), Cesar Maravilla (second team), Austin
McCoy (second team),
Bridges (honorable mention), Fishbeck (honorable
mention) and Thurmond
(honorable mention).
Gonzales falls in games
to Sealy, Danbury

The Gonzales Apaches

dropped a non-district
game to Sealy, 63-37, on
Dec. 16. Aaron Hunt bucketed 10 points, Atlanic
Johnson netted nine points
and Chris Cantu sank another eight points.
Gonzales fell to Danbury on Dec. 19. Darrance
James had 13 points and 12
rebounds to lead Gonzales. Aaron Hunt bagged 15

points, Eduardo Almaguer

dropped in seven points
and five points.
The Flatonia Bulldgos lost to Bellville,46-38,
Monday in the Cameron
Flatonia took a 11-10
lead after the first quarter
but was outscored 14-2
in the second frame. The
Bulldogs held a 14-12 margin in the third quarter and

scored 11 of 21points in
the fourth but still came up
B 10 14 12 10-46
F 11 2 14 11-38
Flatonia: Andrew Dvorak 2 4-4 9, Gus Venegas 4
0-1 8, Kaddin Mikulik 3
0-0 8, Samuel Netro 2 0-0 4,
Easton Migl 2 0-0 4, Matthew Rowell 1 0-0 3, Jacob
Barta 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 4-5

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SHINER A young
team will cherish experience gained in playing
games. Even if the end result of the game was a hard
loss such as the one experienced by the Yoakum Lady
Bulldogs as they fell to Industrial, 45-23, Monday in
the Shiner Tournament.
We are young but getting valuable experience,
Yoakum head coach Zach
Burleson said. We are going to have ups and downs.
Despite a slightly lop-sided score, the Lady Bulldogs
were most definitely not
short on effort and fight.
I felt we hung with
them. The score does not
really indicate that, Burleson said. It was a good
effort on our part. We just
want to take it day by day
and continue to improve.
The Lady Dogs opened
the game with a 4-3 lead after a pair of baskets by Faith
with a six straight points,
on a trio of baskets by Martin. Yoakum halted the run
with a basket from Kara
Pohl after she was set up
by MeKellia Eldridge. The
Lady Cobras hit one more
shot for a 13-6 lead at the

Yoakums Faith Hagan (#22) tries to shoot above a

triple team during the Lady Dogs loss to Industrial in
the Shiner Tournament Monday. (Photo by Mark Lube)
end of the first period.
Industrial started the
second quarter on fire with
a 9-2 run to race out ahead
22-8. Yoakum battled back
with a quick 4-0 run with a
bucket from Lauren Caka
and Hagan.
Yoakum later connected
on a three-point shot by
Rhyleigh Johnson but was
down 26-15 at halftime.
The Lady Cobras killed
any chance of a Yoakum
comeback with a 13-0 scoring run in the third period.
The Lady Dogs refused

to yield, opening the fourth

period with a 6-0 run on
buckets by Jordan Payne,
Caka and Johnson, to come
within 21-39
Industrial closed out the
game with a 6-2 run.
I 13 13 13 6-45
Y 6 9 0 8-23
Industrial: Martin 8 0-0 16, Van
Pelt 5 0-0 12, Kusak 3 0-0 6, Kitchens 3 0-2 6, Emilano 1 0-0 3, Gabrysch 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 0-2 45.
Yoakum: Faith Hagan 3 0-1 6,
Rhyleigh Johnson 2 0-2 5, Kara Pohl
2 0-0 4, Lauren Caka 2 0-0 4, Jordan
Payne 1 0-0 2, Camisha Williams 1
0-0 2. Totals 11 0-3 23

GIRLS SOCCER: Inagural team

to have chemistry and lots of speed
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Rockport-Fulton, Beeville, La Vernia and

Pleasanton. The Lady Apaches will have
home game against Port Lavaca, and will
both host and travel to La Vernia, Rockport-Fulton and La Grange. The Lady
Apaches will hold an intra-squad scrimmage at home on Feb. 24 to close out the

The teams on our schedule are very

competitive and some have long-standing
programs, Philips said. It is competitive
for us but I think we have the ability, the
heart and the talent to compete.
She said she wishes the underclassmen
will take on leadership roles as they will be
the future of the program and get it headed
in the right direction.

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