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Reporting on Gonzales and Surrounding Counties with Honesty, Integrity and Fairness
September 22, 1964 By NIKKI MAXWELL On this day in 1964, the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksnewseditor@gonzalescannon.com burg bought the Nimitz Hotel. Stage 2 water restricThe hotel, a unique building, tions are officially in effect was built in the late 1840s or for the City of Gonzales as early 1850s. Charles H. Nimitz, part of the city’s drought grandfather of Admiral Nimitz, contingency plan, and an bought it in 1855. The hotel ordinance approved by was remodeled many times. Its the Gonzales City Counremarkable steamboat supercil Tuesday night during a structure was added sometime called meeting. after 1888. Over the years many “The changes in this ornotable persons stayed there, dinance more accurately including President Rutherford reflects where the (water) B. Hayes and Robert E. Lee. In levels should be,” said City 1964 it was renovated and reManager Allen Barnes, reopened on Admiral Nimitz’s ferring to the Guadalupe birthday as a museum. The Ad- Hometown heroes Cpl. Jimmy Navarro and Cpl. Matthew Craven of GonzaRiver water flow measuremiral Nimitz Museum is now les prepare to celebrate “Come and Take It” while serving with the Marines ments, which report to be part of the National Museum in Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo) right above 100 cubic feet of the Pacific War, a seven acre site dedicated to retelling the story of World War II in the Pacific Theater. County Fire Marshal Keith Schmidt. work together in any emergency,” By NIKKI MAXWELL “During my time in fire service I Schmidt said, citing the Global firstname.lastname@example.org have never seen an operation of that Connect system used to notify citiEvaluating the performance of size. I do know we all learned a lot zens in emergency situations. “Its “The cultivated mind is the guardian responders and the effectiveness of from it, and I’m proud of everyone up and running and we’re learning genius of democracy.” our way though it, but we need peoMirabeau B. Lamar equipment is a standard procedure who stood up to this thing (fire).” after any emergency situation. The debriefing was led by ple to get registered.” Following that protocol, Gon- Schmidt, who also serves as the City Global Connect is employed durzales County elected officials, fire of Gonzales Fire Chief. He stressed ing power outages, road closures, fighters and law enforcement per- the importance of an emergency fire, flooding and weather alerts. sonnel met at the Gonzales County management plan and said that due Schmidt said its a lot more powerful Courthouse, Sept. 15, to discuss the to the rotation of some key person- and user friendly than previous sysrecent wildfires north of the county nel, routine practice and drills are tems. Commissioner Kevin LaFleur and identify how some issues can be essential. He then introduced the asked citizens to register their cell improved. County’s new Emergency Manage- phones, land lines and addresses. “The Delhi fire was near and dear ment Coordinator Jim Harliss, who Constable Raliegh Measom asked to us, and Gonzales County did a assumes the duties Oct. 1. Schmidt about communication lot to be proud of,” said Gonzales “Gonzales County as a whole can DEBRIEF, Page A3
Gonzales puts restrictions on water usage
per second (cfs). “This ordinance changes our drought contingency plan, changing it to 150 feet instead of 100 feet,” Barnes said. “The only difference between stage 1 and stage 2 is stage 1 is voluntary,” said Gary Shock, director of the city’s waste-water treatment plant. Shock went on to explain the specific restrictions of Stage 2 to the council and public. Based on river flow criteGONZALES Page A3
Come and Take It, Semper Fi
County evaluates fire response
The City of Gonzales reminds residents that paving, curb and gutter installation will begin on the 100 and 200 blocks of St. George Street next Monday, Sept. 26. St. George will be closed to thru traffic during construction. Please do not park on the street between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The work will take approximately 6-8 weeks. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 830-672-2815.
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FAST gives high marks to area schools
AUSTIN — Two of the area’s school districts achieved nearperfect marks from the office of Texas Comptroller Susan Combs while others saw varying degrees of commendation in the release of the annual 2010 Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST). Shiner and Moulton ISDs each received 4.5 stars on the five-star scale in the study, which indexes academic progress versus spending. Shiner is noted for having a “Very Low” spending index and “Strong Relative Progress” academically, while Moulton has a “Low” spending rating and “Strongest Relative Progress” academically. The academic ratings are based on performance on English/ language arts and math statemandated test scores. Both the academic and spending scores are based on three-year averages. Joining those two districts in recording the strongest academic progress was Gonzales ISD. GISD’s spending index was rated at “high,” however, and the district ended with a rating of 3.5 stars. Three other districts joined Moulton in earning citations for a “low” spending rating: Waelder, Nixon-Smiley and Luling. NixonSmiley received a three-star FAST rating based on “Little Relative Progress” academically, while Waelder and Luling each received 2.5 stars based on “Least Relative Progress” academically. Yoakum ISD and Hallettsville ISD each received ratings of 2.5 stars. Yoakum had a spending index rating of “average” and “Little Relative Progress” academically, while Hallettsville had “Average Relative Progress” but a “high” spending index. Cuero ISD received a rating of just 1.5 stars, with a “very high” FAST, Page A3
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The Gonzales High School Homecoming game is scheduled this Friday against Yoakum. The Homecoming Court includes (front, from left) Princess Amber Torres, Princess Bre-Ann Stafford and princess Mariah Hastings; (standing) Freshman Duchess Alenis Matamoros, Junior Duchess Taylor Green, Senior Duchess Stephanie Horner, Senior duchess Lauren Parr, Senior Duchess Katie Staton and Sophomore Duchess Hayley Blanton. (Photo courtesy Jami Owens, GHS)
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Victim bites off suspect’s finger
By NIKKI MAXWELL
The Gonzales Cannon
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Gonzales Police Report
after a report of a loud party and people taking their clothes off. “The report said people were stripping down to their underwear, but when officers arrived on the scene the people dancing were not in their underwear,” Taylor said. “The officers told them to keep the noise down and keep their clothes on.” While on patrol Monday evening, Gonzales police officers stopped a tan Ford Explorer for failing to signal at a turn. The officers noticed that the passenger in the back seat was making suspicious movements, and asked him to exit the vehicle. Once outside the vehicle, Mark Alfred Diogu 29 Of Gonzales ran from the scene and a witness saw him toss something. Crack cocaine was recovered from the area where Diogu threw something, and it is being sent to the crime lab in Austin this week to be tested. “Officer Matt Camarillo caught him on foot and called for back up,” Taylor said. “Diogu took off again but Camarillo jumped on his back, got the suspect to the ground and subdued him.” Camarillo suffered a broken leg in three places. Diogu was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, evading arrest with injuries, and possession of a controlled substance.
Gonzales Police Department Activity Report For The Week Of Sept. 19: 09/15/2011 Reported Hit And Run Accident At 1800 Blk Water St. 09/15/2011 Reported
A man was rushed to Gonzales Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning to be treated for a severed finger. Gonzales police officers responded to a domestic disturbance and assault call at 7:48 a.m. at the 2600 block of Winding Way Drive in Gonzales. According to the report, the assault victim bit the finger off the alleged attacker in self defense. The identities of the victim(s) in the case were not released. “We don’t know at this time if the finger was reattached successfully, but we are investigating and assault charges may be filed,” said Capt. Allen Taylor of the Gonzales Police Department. In other news, Gonzales police officers were dispatched to a leased RV site at J.B. Wells Park Sept. 16 at 11:20 a.m.,
Hit And Run Accident At 2000 Blk Hwy 183. 09/15/2011 Johnny Cantu 64 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 800 Blk St. Andrew St. 09/16/2011 Reported Forgery At 100 Blk Wallace St. 09/16/2011 Sadie Cardenas Ybarbo 33 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charegd With Criminal Trespass At 1000 Blk Henry St. 09/17/2011 Reported Assault At 1200 Blk St. Matthew St. 09/18/2011 Reported Burglary Building At 500 Blk St. Matthew St. 09/18/2011 Reported Sexual Assault At 700 Blk St. Paul St Which Is Still Under Investigation. 09/19/2011 Reported Theft At 300 Blk Carroll St. 09/19/2011 Mark Alfred Diogu 29 Of Gonzales Arrested And Charged With Resisting Arrest,Evading Arrest With Injuries, And Possession Of Controlled Substance At The 1400 Blk Cavett St. 09/20/2011 Reported Assault at 2600 Blk Winding Way Drive.
Suspect in custody after college shooting
VICTORIA —Victoria College was reported to be on lockdown amid reports of a shooting at the tennis courts late Wednesday afternoon. Students received the following message via text from the College: “Shots have been fired on the Victoria College main campus. All buildings should be locked and all individuals on campus should stay inside their current location. Law enforcement officers are on site.” News reports indicated around 5 p.m. that a suspect was in custody, but further details were not available at press time.
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DNA leads to break in animal cruelty case
LA GRANGE — Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reported Friday that a 2010 cold case of animal cruelty and mailbox damage turns active after DNA analysis provided a suspect. In July of 2010 Sgt. Charles Jobb responded to Helcamp, Adamcik, W. Sedan, Vornsand, and Seydler Roads for reported mailbox damages and two head of cattle which were shot. Evidence on the scene was processed and submitted to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Austin. Due to the backlog of cases to process, the wait was lengthy, but DNA matched a record currently on file and maintained by the Laboratory, indicating a suspect. Sgt. Jobb followed up on this discovery and soon interviewed one suspect in the case. The interview resulted in two other adult males being named as well as one juvenile. All suspects in the case have been interviewed by Sgt. Jobb and confessed to the crimes. The case will be presented to Fayette County District Attorney Peggy Supak for prosecution. Those persons involved in the case will be named at a later date once charges are accepted.
Gonzales Co. Sheriff’s Office Report
The Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Report for 09/11/11-09/17/11 09/11/11 Campos, Hector Villazana, 02/1962, Gonzales. No Drivers License Issued. Released on Time Served. Local Warrant - Theft of Property >$1,500 <$20K. Released on $10,000 bond. 09/12/11 Flores, Rocky, 09/1978, Gonzales. Local Warrant - Assault causes Bodily Injury Family violence. Released on Time Served. Gomez, Jose Fernando, 11/1983, Waelder. Commitment/Sentence - Driving while Intoxicated. Remains in Custody. 09/13/11 Silbas, Sophia Estelle, 03/1984, Gonzales. Local Warrant - Theft of Property >$20 <$500 by Check. Requires $1,500 Bond. Remains in Custody. Mathis, Blake O’Neal, 07/1983, Gonzales. Local Warrant - Evading Arrest Detention. Requires $2,500 Bond. Local Warrant - Driving while License Invalid with previous Conviction or Suspension. Remains in Custody. Esparza, Pedro Gutierrez, 12/1955, Waelder. Local Warrant - Disregard Stop Sign. Released on $500 PR Bond. 09/14/11 Salazar, Bernardo Garcia, 05/1983, Cuero. Local Warrant - Driving while Intoxicated. Requires $1,500 Bond. Immigration Detainer. Remains in Custody. Spears, Brandon, 03/1985, Luling. Local Warrant - Criminal Nonsupport. Requires $1,000 Bond. Caldwell County Hold. Evading Arrest Detention. Caldwell County Hold. Possession of Marijuana <2 oz. Requires $5,000 bond. Remains in Custody. Villanueva, Richmond, 03/1973, Karnes City. Local Warrant - Driving while Intoxicated. Requires $2,500 bond. Remains in Custody. 09/16/11 Wisdom, Frederick James, 11/1968, San Antonio. Local Warrant - Possession Promotion of Child Pornography. Requires $25,000 Bond. Local Warrant - Traffic - Speeding. Requires $208.10 Fine. Local Warrant - Expired Drivers License. Requires $215.00 Fine. Local Warrant - Public Intoxication. Requires $465.00 Fine. Local Warrant - Failure to Appear. Requires $410.00 Fine. Remains in Custody. Total Arrest, Court Commitments, other agency arrest and processing’s: GCSO DPS GPD WPD NPD Constable DWCSO DEA TPW GCAI Total 10 04 05 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 21
Bernshausen earns Fayette Co. citation
Fayette County Sheriff Keith Korenek reports he has recently given recognition to a Deputy for outstanding performance at the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Korenek has implemented an award program through the Sheriff’s Office to recognize his Deputies in dedicated performance to the citizens of Fayette County and to the duty of being a Deputy for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Through this program, a Deputy will be acknowledged for their service each quarter throughout the year and receive a plaque for this accomplishment. Sheriff Korenek is proud to report that Deputy Dusty Bernshausen has received this prestigious award for Deputy of the Third Quarter of 2011. Deputy Dusty Bernshausen grew up in Fayette Coun-
Gonzales Municipal FTA List
Gonzales Municipal Court: Court Date Sept. 14 Defendants who receive a citation(s) must appear on or before the date indicated on the citation(s). Their appearance must be in writing, in person or by an attorney, and any change of address must be given to the court. Defendants listed below have recently missed their scheduled court date and their failure to respond will result in a warrant(s) being issued for their arrest. An additional charge of violate promise to appear being added to their fine. In addition to the original charge, there will be a warrant fee for violate promise to appear. In addition, you may be denied the renewal of your driver license from the Department of Public Safety and collection of debt fees by attorneys at law. Ramon Rivera Eduardo Luis Arellan Deanna M. Bailey Thomas Enriquez, Jr. Daniel Almarez Rhonda Simmons Jose Azua Bautista Rebecca Castillo John Vasilio Aleman, Jr. Rigo Sandoval Rojas Arthur Lakey, Jr. Bianca Stewart Dennis Lee Trujillo Angela Fonseca Kristie Marie Perez Justin Sepulveda Sepulveda Francisco Moreno Emuil Greathouse Jose Alfonso Reyes-Hernandez Enrique Lopez Flores Christopher Espinosa Madison Marcus Walter Marion Taylor, Jr. Hugo Hernandez Fabian Humberto Medrano Ricardo Veliz William Marquis Robinson Kory Tyler The above listed defendants need to contact the court as soon as possible at 830-672-2815. If you have any outstanding fines your name may make the next list.
ty and graduated from Round Top – Carmine High School. Bernshausen then continued his education at Blinn College and graduated from Blinn in 2000 with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Bernshausen then attended TEEX Law Enforcement Academy in College Station and graduated on May 31, 2002. On June 1, 2002 Bernshausen’s law enforcement career began here in Fayette County as a Patrol Deputy. Bernshausen currently holds the position as Patrol Deputy Level Three and carries an Advanced Peace Officer License. Bernshausen resides in Nechanitz and is married to his wife Jennifer Bernshausen. They have three children, Crew Bernshausen, Kash Wessels, and Charlee Wessels.
DeWitt Co. Sheriff’s Office Report
DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office Report for Sept. 8-14: Jail Average Daily Count74; Inmates Housed for other Agencies- 4 September 8, 2011 Jeremiah Miller, 22, of Cuero, Criminal Trespass, Bond of $1,000, Possession of Marijuana < 2 OZ, Bond of $1,000, Violation of Probation / Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Bond of $1,000, Theft by Check, Bond of $1,000, Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Taffie Etoll, 25, of Yoakum, Violation of Probation / Forgery of Financial Instrument, Bond of $50, 000, DCSO September 9, 2011 Randy Flores, 23, of Yoakum, Violation of Probation / Criminal Trespass, Bond of $2,000, DCSO Craig Dolan, 30, of Cuero, Violation of Probation / Indecency / Sex / Assault Child, Bond of $20,000, DCSO Christopher Huerta, 34, of Cuero, Violation of Probation / Deadly Conduct, No Bond, USMS Anthony Taylor, 30, of Yoakum, Violation of Probation / Sexual Assault Child, Bond of $20,000, DCSO Patricia Saenz, 30, of Cuero, Violation of Probation / Burglary of a Building, No Bond, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Bond of $2,000, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Bond of $2,000, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Bond of $2,000, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Bond of $2,000, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Bond of $2,000, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, Bond of $2,000, Cuero PD September 10, 2011 Enrique Patlan Vanegras, 22, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine of $355, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DPS Bernado Garcia Salazar, 28, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine of $355, Violation of Probation / Driving Under the Influence, Bond of $1,500, DPS, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DPS Cruz Rodriguez Armas, 23, of Cuero, Driving While Intoxicated, Bond of $1,000, Illegal Entry, No Bond, DPS September 11, 2011 Derrick Jacob DelosSantos, 21, of Nordheim, Driving While License Invalid Enhanced, Bond of $1000, Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle GT$200, Bond of $1000, Yorktown PD September 12, 2011 Lupe Garcia, 46, of Cuero, Failure to Comply With Registration/ Sex Offender, Bond of $20,000, Cuero PD Tony Vasquez, 24, of Cuero, Theft of Property by Check GT$20LT$500, Out of Victoria Co, $500 PR Bond, Cuero PD Vernesa Dorsey, 45, of Cuero, Revocation of Probation/ Felony Theft with Previous Conviction and Habitual Felon, Bond of $35,000, Revocation of Probation/ Felony Theft with Previous Conviction and Habitual Felon, Bond of $35,000, DCSO Ronnie Hendrick, 40, of Westhoff, Criminal Nonsupport, No Bond, DCSO September 13, 2011 Bobby Massey, 22, of Yoakum, Revocation of Probation / Injury to a Child, Bond of $75,000, DCSO Mauro Gonzalez, 28, of Yorktown, Driving While License Invalid w/ Previous Conviction, Bond of $1,000, DPS September 14, 2011 Justin Little, 22, of Cuero, Capias Pro Fine / Driving While License Invalid, Fine of $447.20, Cuero PD Carlos Becerra, 35, of Cuero, Violation of Probation / Felony Theft, No Bond, DCSO Kristin Morris, 35, of Cuero, Theft by Check, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Rosalinda Garcia, 39, of Victoria, Revocation of Probation / Credit Card Abuse, No Bond, DCSO Lorena Navarro, 45, of Cuero, Sale to Minors - Alcohol, Bond of $1,000, Cuero PD Ronald Taylor Jr., 19, of Cuero, Public Intoxication, Fine of $314 (30 days to pay), Cuero PD
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Yoakum Police Report
Yoakum Police Department Weekly Incident Report September 12, 2011 thru September 18, 2011 09/12/11 Case #11-375, Burglary-Vehicle, 302 Ward; Disposition, Investigation. Case #11-376, Disorderly Conduct, Hopkins; Disposition, Court Citation. 09/13/11 Case #11-378, Disorderly Conduct, 705 Lavaca; Disposition, Court Citation. 09/15/11 Case #11-380, Disorderly Conduct, 201 W. Gonzales; Disposition, Court Citation. 09/17/11 Case #11-381,BurglaryResidence, 311 Plaza; Disposition, Investigation. 09/18/11 Case #11-384, Assault-A/ (FV), 509 W. Gonzales; Disposition, Investigation. Case #11-385, Criminal Mischief-C, 509 W. Gonzales; Disposition, Investigation.
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CITY: Imposes water restrictions
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The Gonzales Cannon
Spreading the word
Commissioners say: ‘No blading’ until more rain
By NIKKI MAXWELL
Ten year old Brevin Wilson, formerly of Gonzales, was shopping in a store in Sonora, Calif., when he came across this “Come and Take It” flag for sale. He asked the owner what he wanted for the flag and was told that the flag had “some kind of history” but the man couldn’t remember the story. Brevin then proceeded to tell the owner all about the battle of Gonzales and the origin of “Come andTake It”. The owner was so impressed that he gave Brevin the flag and it now flies outside his home in Sonora. (Picture courtesy Kimara Wilson)
ria, Gonzales City Manager has initiated stage 2 drought response of the Drought Contingency Plan in the City of Gonzales. Stage 2, will go into effect September 14, 2011. During Stage 2, the following water use restrictions shall apply to all persons: (a) Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8), and Saturdays and Wednesdays for water customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), and irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours of midnight until 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and midnight on designated watering days. However, irrigation of landscaped areas is permitted at anytime if it is by means of a hand-held hose, a faucet filled bucket or watering can of five (5) gallons or less, or drip irri-
gation system. (b) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and midnight. Such washing, when allowed, shall be done with a handheld bucket or a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shutoff nozzle for quick rises. Vehicle washing may be done at any time on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or commercial service station. Further, such washing may be exempted from these regulations if the health, safety, and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing, such as garbage trucks and vehicles used to transport food and perishables. (c) Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, or jacuzzi-type pools is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of midnight and 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and midnight. (d) Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is
Gonzales County Commissioners are asking citizens to be patient with them about county road conditions. “We’ve been getting a lot of calls from people asking us when we are going to blade the roads, and our answer is, we don’t know,” said Commissioner Donnie Brzozowski. “We can’t use the maintainer trucks on the dirt roads because its just too dry. We need more rain first.” According to Brzozowski a small brush fire was sparked recently because of a rock in the road. He explained that using the metal equipment on dry roads is a fire hazard, because if the blades scrape against a rock in the road it can lead to sparks — And sparks can lead to fire, something that
no one in Texas wants to see. The County is also holding off from mowing for the same reason, until the dry conditions change. “When we have at least two inches of rain over the whole county, then we will get back to doing it,” Brzozowski said. “Be patient for the sake of safety.” During their meeting Monday morning, the commissioners filed the 2011-2012 Gonzales County Budget, received the Tax Assessor-Collector’s monthly report, and approved two minor budget amendments. County Clerk Lee Reidel applauded the actions of the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department during a house fire in her neighborhood Friday afternoon. “They responded fast and took care of it,” Reidel said. “We’re lucky to have them out there.”
DEBRIEF: County reviews response to wildfire issues
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prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system. (e) Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to fire fighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare, except that use of water from designated fire hydrants for construction purposes may be allowed under special permit from the Gonzales Water Works. (f) Use of water for the irrigation of golf course greens, tees, and fairways is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours midnight and 10 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and midnight. However, if the golf course utilizes a water source other than that provided by the Gonzales Water Works, the facility shall not be subject to these regulations. (g) All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron. (h) The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited: 1. Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or
other hard-surfaced areas; 2. Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection; 3. Use of water for dust control; 4. Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and 5. Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s) Violation of the water restriction provisions is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $1,000. Each day that one or more of the provisions are violated constitutes a separate offense, carrying the same punishment. A person convicted of three or more distinct violations of the water conservation measures is subject to discontinuation of water services to the premises where the violations occurred. Barnes said the city has ordered signs to be posted around the community in high traffic areas to alert residents of the current water usage restrictions.
Area Schools: FAST ratings
District Name Gonzales ISD Waelder ISD Hallettsville ISD Cuero ISD Shiner ISD Yoakum ISD Nixon-Smiley CISD Moulton ISD Luling ISD Enroll. 2,513 263 860 1,870 552 1,539 1,057 311 1,455 Rating 3.5 stars 2.5 stars 2.5 stars 1.5 stars 4.5 stars 2.5 stars 3 stars 4.5 stars 2.5 stars Spending Index High Low High Very High Very Low Average Low Low Low Comp. Progress Score Comp. Acad. Progress Score Progress Pct Strongest Relative Progress 80 Least Relative Progress 13 Average Relative Progress 48 Little Relative Progress 36 Strong Relative Progress 75 Little Relative Progress 20 Little Relative Progress 35 Strongest Relative Progress 90 Least Relative Progress 8
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spending index and “Little Relative Progress” in academics. In a news release, Combs said the study is designed to show which Texas schools and school districts successfully combine high academic achievement with cost-effective operations. In the new report, 46 school districts statewide receive the highest rating of five stars, compared to 43 districts that achieved the top ranking in the original study. Five stars mean the district’s spending is very low compared to peer districts, and students’ academic performance is very high in comparison with the rest of the state. “Today, many Texas school districts face the
challenge of educating more students with less funding,” Combs said. “FAST is an online tool they can use to compare their performance with similar districts. Users can compare districts using a variety of indicators such as dropout rates, transportation spending, state accountability ratings or math scores.” The 2009 Texas Legislature mandated the Comptroller to create a method to fairly compare the state’s diverse school districts. When comparing district and campus spending, the FAST methodology groups districts and campuses into sets of “fiscal peers” that operate in similar cost environments, including factors such as regional wages,
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district size and student characteristics. In addition to ratings for all Texas public school districts, campuses and charter schools, the FAST website at http://www. FASTEXAS.org offers examples of “Smart Practices” employed by school districts to achieve greater efficiency and enhance student performance. Smart Practices can be emulated by other districts, and they are also intended to spark new solutions to the cost of delivering a quality education. “The FAST methodology produces unbiased comparisons that are realistic and useful to educators, parents and taxpayers who want to see how their public schools stack up.” Combs said. Based on the FAST formula, school districts and campuses receive ratings from one to five stars, with half-star increments. A district that achieves the highest rating of five stars ranks among the top 20 percent of all Texas school districts in academic progress, while keeping spending among the lowest 20 percent of fiscally comparable districts. FAST ratings are updated annually using the most recent data from the Texas Education Agency.
problems during the emergency. Schmidt confirmed that radio communication between responders was an ongoing issue, with inconsistencies in frequencies being a major contributing factor. “We had some communicator problems and there are some radio frequency issues with Waelder,” Measom said. “We need to have cops and firemen on the same channel.” “As we rolled into Delhi we weren’t told what frequency to work on or what tasks they wanted from us,” Schmidt said. He added that Gonzales County radios are VHF and need to be kept in proper, working condition at all times. Measom asked about 800 frequency radios. “They’re supposed to work well,” he said. “We have the capability to handle the 800 frequency radios and the system worked pretty good,” Sheriff Glen Sachtleben said. “As a supervisor I don’t need to listen to the ‘woods,’ just what this man (indicating Judge David Bird across the room) needs from me.” According to Schmidt, the firefighters in Delhi were using channels ‘T-Fire 1 and 3’ “They . were covering everything in two frequencies,” he said. “As the Gonzales fire department arrived they used the same frequencies, but there were some tactical concerns with limited channels on all the radios.” Sachtleben suggested using attack channels only, and keeping the other frequencies clear. “Whatever we can do to back you up, we will do it,” Sachtleben said to Schmidt. During the fires, the Gonzales County Sheriff Office personnel were involved in evacuation preparation warnings and answering questions from Gonzales County residents with property near the north county line. Schmidt explained that Sachtleben is the county’s public information officer, and said that in the future he will funnel the information to the sheriff for release instead of handling that collateral duty himself. Schmidt made hourly reports on KCTI AM 1450 during the nearly three day fire emergency in Delhi, updating listeners on the status of the fires and any changes to evacuation orders. Judge Bird credited Schmidt for juggling his duties during the emergency, but added that in the future the public information officer will handle that for him. According to the group, there was a lot of confusion during the emergency, with hundreds of phone calls being received between the Gonzales Fire Station and the Sheriff’s Office. “At one point we had more than 70 messages on our answering machine asking about the fires,” said a Gonzales fire fighter at the meeting. “The switchboard at the Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office was locked down for four hours. That’s why they were calling everywhere else.” Throughout the emergency, reverse 9-1-1 phone calls went out with recorded messages from Judge Bird, informing the public of the status in their area. “It would have been an asset if you repeated what you said in those messages,” said Justice of the Peace Diedra Voigt. Voigt also suggested utilizing the Gonzales city cable channel for emergency communications. Bird confirmed that text messages can also be sent through the reverse 9-1-1 system. The communications discussion shifted to include social media options, with Facebook topping the list of resources used during the wildfires.
According to Schmidt, while helpful for many people to spread the word, a lot of misinformation also spread like wildfire on the web. “As first responders we instantly became experts in everything we said,” Schmidt said. “We must be careful what we say because it is repeated, and its not always accurate.” Voigt said a lot of the problem came from the citizens who were reporting fires or evacuations without all the facts, causing more fear and confusion. “Facebook is helpful, but people make comments on there and others assume its true,” she said. “It needs to have controlled information, not gossip.” Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Pirkle agreed it is unreliable. “It’s like the old scanners,” he said. “Once somebody gets on it, all of a sudden he or she is a news reporter.” Schmidt said Global Connect is more reliable than Facebook, but agreed with supporters that it is a resource worth considering in the future. “We will look at having an official County Facebook page to dispense emergency information. The conversation turned to 911 phone calls, and some hiccups in the classic system. “911 overloads quickly. We had all nine lines ringing and if they aren’t answered by the fifth ring they roll over,” Sachtleben said, adding that some of the calls ended up being answered in neighboring counties up to half an hour away. Measom asked about putting the county’s emergency command trailer on site next time. “The trailer has communication capability,” Schmidt agreed. “We can do more with it in the future.” Private businesses and public service agencies were credited for their contributions to the fire fight. Department of transportation supplied fuel for fire fighting vehicles, the Forest Service and local law enforcement helped with county road closures, and DPS managed state road activity. “We did have some rubberneckers, and some of that impeded emergency vehicle traffic,” Schmidt said. He said that while fire fighters used their equipment to create fire lines, some citizens freelanced, using bulldozers and trying to save their property by creating fire lines themselves. “They were focussed and knew what they were doing,” Schmidt commented. Brzozowski asked about the county putting someone in charge of heavy equipment. “In the future give the request tot he emergency management coordinator, and he will handle that,” Schmidt said. All agreed they needed to continue working on the county’s emergency command structure as a whole and said they were open to suggestions. “We want to hear from the public and what we can do to continue serving them successfully,” Schmidt said. “There wasn’t much fire in Gonzales County but the money we spent fighting the fires outside the county was well worth it,” said Gonzales County resident Gilbert Philippus, who attended the debriefing. Schmidt credited all the firefighters from throughout Gonzales County who helped battle the fires in Delhi and other nearby areas. “When all our fire fighters got there we just thought ‘Let’s put this wet stuff on this hot stuff,’” he said. “They did a great job. Nobody got hurt and everybody went home — That’s what’s most important.”
Redistricting isn’t designed to make any sense
It was interesting to see the reactions of residents of the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District, and hear of the reactions of citizens of Gonzales, to preliminary presentations about the upcoming redistricting in each of those entities. A lot of folks expressed some genuine surprise to learn that they live in a “protected minority” district — and that any redistricting plan dreamed up must maintain that “protection” or it will get thrown out by the U.S. Department of Justice. Nice of y’all to tune in, folks. We’ve been trying to tell you about these shenanigans for 30 years or more. In a nutshell, here’s the gist of the situation, both in those governing entities and in every other local government in the State of Texas. Even though “Hispanics” are now the most numerous ethnic population in Texas, they are still considered a “protected racial minority” by the federal government. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 said that Texas
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has historically discriminated against racial minorities — it did — so anything and everything that can maximize the impact of “racial minority” voters is justified. Whether or not it’s fair, whether or not there’s any justice in it. Thus, since the GCUWCD for example has two of its five districts with a Hispanic-majority population of 65 percent or more, at least two of the newly-drawn districts must have 65 percent or more Hispanic residents. Doesn’t matter whether the population percentages change in the future or not — there must
ALWAYS, for now and evermore, be at least two districts which are comprised of at least 65 percent Hispanic people. The same happens in areas where the black population is numerous enough to develop a majority. Look at areas like Harris County, where Sheila Jackson Lee’s congressional district looks like some kindergartener’s artwork because it’s drawn to be comprised almost exclusively of precincts of black voters. She couldn’t win an election in a racially-mixed district because she works very hard to offend everyone who isn’t black (and a lot of those who are). And yes, “Hispanic” is an ethnicity, not a race. On the Census, you could check the box as both “white” and “Hispanic” — although why you would want to set yourself up for racial discrimination by the federal government by checking the box as “white” escapes me. (You remember the U.S. Justice Department, right? They also con-
Are you on the gift list?
Last Thursday, I came home from work and checked the mailbox as usual. Inside there was the electric bill — Yikes, I’ve been dreading that one — some coupons for eye glasses and an oil News Editor change, and a mysterious white envelope postmarked from Washington, D.C. At first glance I figured it was something from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, but then I noticed the symbol in the left hand corner was not the usual VA emblem. It was DOD (Department of Defense), and marked “URGENT.” What I found inside shocked me. I read it three times before realizing what it meant. It was a letter from the Department of Defense Bone Marrow Registry, notifying me that I was a preliminary match for a patient in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. I scanned my memory and couldn’t remember filling out any paperwork for the registry. But the letter said I joined the list in 2002. Suddenly I remembered everything. I was stationed at Navy-Marine Corps News in Washington, D.C. nine years ago and assigned to do a story on the DOD Bone Marrow Program. A bone marrow drive was being held on base so it was a perfect opportunity to interview the people involved, from all perspectives. While I was there taking pictures, one of the medical technicians suggested I roll up my sleeve and give a blood sample to be added to the registry. As a service member filling out paperwork and being poked by white coats wasn’t a big deal to me. It also gave me an opportunity to experience firsthand what the “registry applicants” went through for my report. That day I interviewed a man who donated bone marrow twice, and was eager to do it again. I will never forget him, or his story. He was a civil service employee in his mid-fifties, with only a few years left as an eligible bone marrow donor (the cut off age is 60 years old). He shared his personal experiences with me, and by the end of the interview we were both in tears. He said he had received the call to donate a third time, but the day he was supposed to fly to Arizona for the surgery he was notified that the 14 year old boy who needed the transplant had died before he could get there. That news devastated him. I will never forget the look in his eyes, or the tremor in his voice as it cracked while he spoke through his tears. He felt guilty somehow, even though it was not his fault. Even though he was a hero who had already saved two other lives, he wanted to do more, save more... Now, here I am nine years later, following in his footsteps. I gave blood for more tests this week to confirm I am a good match for “Patient X”. I don’t know his/her name or anything about them. All I know is they are in critical need of a bone marrow transplant, and I may be able to help.
sider America’s veterans to be “terrorists” and are helping to arm and supply drug lords in Mexico. Nice folks.) The Feds consider “Hispanic” to be a “racial minority,” and nothing you say will change their minds. It doesn’t matter that many of those “Hispanics” counted by the Census cannot vote; one gentleman at the GCUWCD meeting identified himself as a door-todoor Census taker, and he readily offered that many of those he included in the count are not citizens of the U.S. and are ineligble to vote. All the Voting Rights Act cares about is skin color and number. Like so many other federal programs, agencies and regulations, the Voting Rights Act was passed to address a bona fide problem. And like so many federal programs, agencies and regulations, the Voting Rights Act long ago ceased to perform its primary function and has instead taken on a new dimension seemingly diametrically op-
posed to its original purpose. Rather than ensuring that the voting rights of historically-oppressed minorities are protected, the Voting Rights Act is now used as a tool to divide and conquer. It is the federal version of “ethnic cleansing,” used to systematically disenfranchise whites. For our local folks, here’s some advice: don’t argue with the poor folks making their presentations to our local governments. It’s not their rules they’re using. As with public education, it’s something being forced on us from Washington, and you’re not going to change this at the local or even state level. There are only two ways you’ll ever change it: one is to convince the federal government to let you sue it, then to win those lawsuits over however many decades it takes, including at the Supreme Court level, to overturn the law. Good luck with that. The other way is to eliminate federal oversight altogether — by getting a divorce from Washington.
How sincere is jobs plan?
In a flurry of excitement, President Obama has introduced a new plan for creating jobs. However, we have to wonder how sincere is this plan? First, Obama claims it is urgent, but he was on vacation for three weeks. In fact, while the nation has suffered through the worst economy since the great depression of 1930’s, Obama has taken more vacations during his 36 months in office, than any other president in our history. Next, he gave a speech to the joint House and Senate on prime time television, almost like it was a declaration of war. However, it was all political theater because there were no details of the proposed plan or bill. In fact, the bill wasn’t even ready. He stated he would have it ready “within a few days.” In a dramatic fashion though, he demanded several times that Congress “pass this bill.” What bill? Another 72 hours passed before Obama presented a bill at yet another press conference, this time in the White House Rose Garden. There were no details, only a vague description of raising taxes to fund public sector jobs. Once
George Rodriguez is a San Antonio resident and the first Hispanic in the nation to lead a Tea Party organization. He is a former official in the U.S. Justice Dept. during the Reagan Administration.
again, he was back to the “tax and spend” approach with an emphasis on class warfare. Obama has started campaigning for passage of the bill; however, it has not been presented in Congress, not even by a Democrat (as of today, Sept. 13). That is a very curious point. If Texas Congressional Democrats like Henry Cuellar, Ruben Hinojosa, Charlie Gonzalez, and Lloyd Doggett are serious about the bill, why haven’t they stepped up to sponsor it? Even more curious, Obama now claims that an “anonymous Republican” has told him that the bill will not pass because Republicans in the House will stop it. He is showing his indignation at campaign stops across the country. It’s also strange and petty that a president would re-
act to gossip. But who is he kidding? This appears to be another ploy to blame Republicans (and the Tea Party, probably) for an economy that is in terrible shape because of his doing. It is nothing more than political posturing. If Obama was serious, he would do several things that would help the private sector create jobs. He would propose a tax reform to close loop holes and improve American competitiveness. He would make significant cuts in federal spending to bring down the $14 trillion deficit. He would improve a regulatory environment that is strangling businesses with red tape. He would develop a comprehensive energy policy that helps make America energy independent. Finally, he should everything possible to restore the confidence needed for small businesses and entrepreneurs to invest in our economy, particularly repealing Dodd-Frank which makes borrowing difficult. Obama needs to stop playing games and get serious about our economy. He needs to unleash private business and free enterprise. That is what has made America great in the past and it will make America great again.
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As the lab technician at Gonzales Memorial Hospital filled 7 large tubes with my blood Tuesday, I said a silent prayer in my head, asking God to make me a perfect match for this stranger. I want to pick up where the man I interviewed in 2002 left off. I’ve spoken to my friends and family about the possibility of me being a bone marrow donor and most were 100 percent in support of it, but some of their comments surprised me. One person asked me why I would go through surgery for a stranger. Another said I shouldn’t do it because I have children and what if something goes wrong during the procedure and I get hurt. I appreciated their concern and input, but the answers came quickly to my heart. In response to the patient being a stranger, I said, “I would want a stranger to do the same thing for me or my family.” In response to something going wrong and me getting hurt, I said, “Anything can happen, anytime, anywhere. A bus could hit me crossing the street (hope I didn’t jinx myself).” Plus, it never hurts to make a deposit in the “Good Karma/Blessing Bank” because you never know when you will need to make a withdrawal. I have been so blessed in my life and had many second chances. If I can be someone else’s second chance then that is a chance to return the favor. In the week since receiving that letter, I have done a lot of research on the bone marrow registry and donation process. Much has changed in the nine years since I rolled up my sleeve and got on that list. Medical technology has improved, making the procedure less invasive and more comfortable for the donor, with less recovery time. There are more than 100 diseases that can be treated through bone marrow transplants, but finding a good marrow match is not as easy as you think. In fact, only 30 percent of Americans who need bone marrow transplants find a relative who is a match. The other 70 percent rely on the National Bone Marrow Registry to find a stranger with the same tissue code as the patient. And according to the National Marrow Donor Program, only half the people who need a transplant find a match. Hopefully I will find out soon if I am the right match for “Patient X.” I will keep you posted. In the meantime, ask yourself what you would do if you were in my situation. And then ask yourself what you would want someone else to do if you were “Patient X” waiting for a stranger to save your life. There is a saying; “A stranger is a friend I haven’t met yet.” I think that definitely applies in this case. I hope I can be a lifesaving friend to a stranger, and someday share my story with a young reporter. Maybe he will roll up his sleeve and the cycle will go on. What a wonderful gift we can give each other if we look beyond ourselves for a moment and see the big picture.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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We received a press release apple nasties. this past April but didn’t put Jim Cunningham “But it is my belief, and much truck in it at the time. brother, I wouldn’t fib to you, However, a company repthat the monies generated by resentative contacted me this the parking meters could get week and asked for a sit-down the little towns out of their budmeeting to discuss plans to get crunches. I swear and deresurrect the economy in a clare!” he exclamated. number of small communities Experson said the city of in Lavaca, Dewitt and Gonza- Jim Cunningham is a former long- Moulton is one such town they time Gonzales newsman and the are anxious to approach. Citing les counties. former interim publisher of the Lamar (which is a real name Gonzales Cannon. the recent oil boom. for a man) Experson III, CEO “This area is set to become an of the Billbaits Mechanical impacted area. And the locals Monetary Making Machine Co. of Duncan, need to be prepared. Why the activity around OK, explained, over a tall glass of green tea, here is gonna pick up something fierce. Year“Governments are having a difficult time in round it’s gonna be as busy as a cranberry these trying times trying to make ends meet. merchant at Thanksgiving. I swear and deThe US of A and Greece and France, well, it’s clare.” worldwide. Every country is going broke. Experson said parking meters have been “So it is just natural to assume the little mu- around since 19 and 33. When Oklahoma nicipal governments are hurting fer certain City merchants were in wont of increasing also. Looking this way and that and over there traffic turnover in their stores. So they asked trying to make ends meet.” the local newspaper editor, Carl C. Magee Experson said that early this spring he to help them. Magee sponsored a contest, opened up his mind one night and discovered with the grand prize of $500 to engineering a 3-way light bulb burning as bright as the sun. students at the University of Oklahoma to “That’s when it hit me that these little towns develop a timing device that would allocate should bring back parking meters. Why it is set amounts of time for parking. a simple, yet surefire way to generate much The first parking meter was named “Black needed funds for the burgs’ coffers.” Maria.” Once the parking meters migrated He continued that it was his intention to out of Oklahoma in later years it is assumed coax communities into a trial period of utiliz- a lot of folks said “To hell with them there ing his company’s parking meters to see if it Okies.” was feasible to do so. Experson further ventured, “Sales tax re“Now I know there will be some negatory bates are down. Businesses are folding. The reaction to such a plan if implemented. Some little towns don’t have the luxury of larger critics will be squawkin’ like a hen layin’ a corporations, like riding academies, cressquare egg. But once the feathers settle it’ll just cent wrench factories or street walkers, to be a gut reaction. Like a small case of the green add to the tax rolls.
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Is this an omen of the future? An Oklahoma company is proposing bringing back a monster from the past. The parking meter. A spokesman said it could generate much need money for a small town’s coffer. Pictured above is a major street in Moulton. (Photo by Jim Cunningham) “So they have to look to other avenues for and final say-so in a number of area towns income or they’ll just be stuck in a cul de so the parking meters can be in place by sac. Sort of like a NASCAR driver going in April 1, 2012. circles. I mean it takes a gazillion to run a “Everyone is accused at times for killing village.” time or wasting time. Well, with my parkHe allows that on certain occasions the ing meters mankind can once again buy money will be pouring in to the parking time. In increments of 15-minutes at a $1, meters. 30 minutes for $1.75 and an hour at $3. “I understand that once a year Moulton Don’t worry about keeping change or foldhas a Jam’N’Jelly Celebration. And that on ing money. The meters will take debit and Saturday afternoon the downtown street is credit cards,” boasted Experson. lined with antique tractors. With the drivA few things are to be addressed in the ers visiting a spell and jawin’ and juicin’ at interim. Such what the town’s take would be an establishment for thirst. Well, they have in comparison to what Experson’s company to have a spot to stop those tractors. would bank. “And that’s where my company comes But don’t concern yourself with the miin.” nor details. That’ll all be taken care of once Experson says he hopes to get the okay we’re parked … down the road.
Dear Editor, We would like to thank you for accommodating the Come and Take It Bicycle Race on July 23-24 which benefitted Norma’s House. The effort put forth and the privileges given to us by the City of Gonzales, as well as the Gonzales County Sheriff’s Department allowed us to put on a firstclass event while at the same time highlighting what the area has to offer. The feedback from the racers was overwhelmingly good – they loved the small town venue and the courses. The race was made possible by several companies, groups, and individuals who must be acknowledged for their donations, help, and approvals: • Southern Clay Products, Inc. for being the title sponsor of the race. Southern Clay Products continually supports events and projects in the area in the Gonzales, TX area and we are very grateful for their support of the event. We would also like to thank the employees of Southern Clay Products who volunteered to help with the event organization and logistics. • The City of Gonzales for all of their work in helping with the permitting, organization, and logistics for the event. In particular, we would like to acknowledge city manager Charles Windwehen and city employees Carolyn Gibson, Todd Remshel, Robert Miller and the Gonzales City Council for their work on the event. • Soncrest Egg Company for their generous financial support. • Don Ford for his generous financial support. • Gonzales County Sheriff Glen Sachtleben for his support and planning help with the event. Also Chief Deputy Dennis Richter and Deputy Jeremy Belin for their onsite work of the Sunday event in Cost, TX. • The Gonzales Police Department for their approval and onsite work of the Saturday event. In particular we would like to thank Chief Crow and Officer Tammy West for their help in planning the traffic flow and loaning the bike helmets for the Kids Race. Chief Crow and Lt. West were most supportive in the endorsement of the race and maintaining the safety for the course. • Jim Russell and the Gonzales EMS for their onsite support at the event in Cost. • Dr. Hisey and Sievers Medical Clinic for their medical tent at the Saturday event in Gonzales. • Robert and Jackie Gandre of Cost, TX for the use of their property by race officials and spectators. • Ms. Doris Charles of Yoakum, TX for the use of her property in Cost for racer parking. • Barbara Hand for support from the Chamber of Commerce. • Steve and Beverly Pirkle for assistance with parking for the Cost Race • Kenneth and Jacque Schumacher-Energy Waste Services Donating Port A Pottie • E-Barr Feeds – Square Hay Bales for Saturday Race Also, all of our other financial supporters: Alton Czichos, Inc., EOG Resources, McElroy Sandblasting, Rouse Bicycles, Dickie White Construction, Graham Land & Cattle, GVEC, Gene’s Machine, Inc., Purvis Bearing Service, M&H Crates, Black Hills Bentonite, McLeroy Land Group, Guerra’s Grill, Mid-America Pack-
aging, Schmidt & Sons, Inc., Christian Kids Daycare and Pre-School, Sage Capital Bank, Prospera Financial – Brian Fees The event attracted racers from beyond just Texas. Racing in the event were the 2011 U.S. Men’s Elite National Criterium Champion, the 2009 British National Road Race Champion, the 2008 New Zealand National Time Trial Champion, the winningest female cyclist in US history, the 2011 Mexican Women’s Elite Road Race Champion, and the 2011 Texas Women’s Criterium Champion. In all, over 200 racers traveled to Gonzales, TX for the event. Many stayed in Gonzales hotels, ate in Gonzales restaurants, and shopped in Gonzales stores. The economic impact on the community should have been noticeable. Most importantly, a sum of money was raised for Norma’s House, the benefactor of the The paranoid interpretation of Barack event. Obama’s presidency would be that he’s a plant We plan on hosting the event in Gonzales, TX from the libertarian Cato Institute slyly working and Cost, TX again in 2012. We look forward to to discredit government. a bigger and better event at that time. Could the tea party have devised a more diabolical scheme than a liberal president Chris Cornetto – Race Promoter delivering a passionate speech plugging an Connie Kacir – Norma’s House President enormous jobs program that won’t work and Brian Fees – Norma’s House Volunteer doing it in grandiose terms that identify it with the historic liberal agenda? About half of the bold-seeming $447 billion Obama jobs package is an extension and augmentation of an already-existing temporary payroll tax cut. At best, preserving the cut avoids Dear Editor, the pain of its lapse. It does put more money Well, I find myself having to apologize to the in the pockets of workers and, at the margins, director of the Gonzales Chamber of Comreduces the cost of hiring for employers. But merce. Based on the article printed in the Gona lot of the money will be saved, not spent, by zales Cannon newspaper and e-mail from a city strapped workers, and employers will hire based official, I blamed the chamber director for the on market conditions, not a tiny boost from loss of the “First Shot Relay.” government. But in the last few days, more information has Obama’s struggles with the economy are come out that has convinced me that the chamreinforcing the idea that government can’t solve ber director was not at fault for the relay leaving problems, and that it can’t learn from its mistakes. Gonzales. It seems as though the City of GonAlready dogged by the false promises of the first zales informed the organizers of the relay they stimulus, Obama has resorted to a second round would have to pay a fee for the city to handle the of dubious assurances. logistics of the relay in Gonzales. I commend Upon the passage of the first stimulus bill, he those that made that decision, it’s just not right touted the “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects for the taxpayers to finance a for profit event. So I that would create immediate jobs. When few apologize to those I may have offended. of these jobs materialized, even Obama joked that there’s no such thing as shovel-ready. But Bill Sheppard Gonzales
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Dear editor, We would like to thank Dr. Kim Strozier, the GISD School Board and the maintenance men who fixed the very nice hand rails at the football stadium. Dr. Strozier told us our last football season that there would be rails in place by this football season and she was true to her word. It is a pleasure to have an administrator who sticks to her guns. Gonzales is very fortunate in having a person such as Dr. Strozier leading our school district. Jerry & Gayle Akers Apache Fans Gonzales
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needing something, anything to call a jobs bill, he’s back to misleadingly selling infrastructure as a short-term jobs measure. In a new twist, he wants $25 billion to refurbish schools. There is no serious evidence that the physical plant at schools in the United States correlates with student performance. John Maynard Keynes once said that even hiring people to dig up buried cash would help in a recession. Obama wants to bury the cash in schoolyards and pretend it’s an educational initiative. He wrapped this all in a stirring defense of government. What kind of country would it be if we had no bridges or dams? he asked. This is a straw man a crow could identify from 200 feet away. No one doubts the necessity of infrastructure. But that doesn’t mean it should be thought of as a fast-acting jobs program, or that it should trump all fiscal considerations. President Obama invoked Abraham Lincoln as a fellow believer in big, government-supported projects. He didn’t mention the sweeping transportation scheme supported by Lincoln as a state legislator in Illinois that collapsed in a heap. It left the state, in the words of a biographer, “with an enormous debt and an empty treasury.” Obama could admit that this recession, driven by a financial crisis, isn’t susceptible to quick Keynesian cures and focus on fundamental tax and entitlement reforms. Or he could once again put himself and his party behind an expensive measure poorly designed to meet the current crisis and speak of it as government activism at its finest. In choosing the latter, he risks feeding the skepticism of a public whose faith in government is scraping at 50-year lows. Consider it an inkind contribution to the Perry campaign, from our Manchurian President. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
‘Gonzales Dog Adoptions’ joins city’s animal welfare efforts
By NIKKI MAXWELL
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There are hundreds of stray, abused and abandoned domestic animals rescued in Gonzales County each year, and now there is another group dedicated to the welfare of those animals. “Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter (FOGAS) is pleased to welcome the newly formed group ‘Gonzales Dog Adoptions’ (GDA) to the animal welfare effort in the Gonzales community,” said Mary Anne MacLean, FOGAS spokesperson. The organization is new but it comes with some familiar faces who formerly worked tirelessly as FOGAS volunteers on behalf of Gonzales County’s homeless dogs. “Keiko and Lance McCormick have been very instrumental in FOGAS’ dog care and adoption success for more than six years now,” MacLean said. “We look forward to collaborating with Gonzales Dog Adoptions in the future.” She said FOGAS has encouraged the group members to pursue it’s own specific interests in dog welfare, including dog shelter management. “Even though we are a newly formed corporation, we have all been working and volunteering at the Gonzales Dog Shelter for several years and plan to continue doing so as long as the City of Gonzales will allow us,” Lance McCormick said to the Gonzales City Council Tuesday during their meeting. “We strive to make the shelter an efficient and effective tool to help the City and Animal Control manage the stray dog population in Gonzales, while simultaneously providing the dogs with proper care and medical treatment. This offers them a chance at becoming part of someone’s family, instead of being euthanized.” MacClean said the two groups share the same mission. “FOGAS will continue our dog rescue efforts in addition to cat rescue, but we will utilize a foster network (non-shelter) model for dogs which is more standard for rescue groups,” MacLean said. Effective immediately Gonzales Dog Adoptions personnel will be providing dog shelter management on behalf of FOGAS who is currently the outsourcing contractor for shelter management to the City of
Gonzales. GDA will also manage the dog adoptions in Gonzales and can be reached at (830) 445-9279 (Keiko McCormick) or (830) 445-9811 (Lance McCormick). Gonzales Dog Adoptions manages The City of Gonzales dog shelter, where nearly 100 dogs are waiting for a permanent home. Those interested in adopting a dog are asked to contact the shelter to make an appointment. Adoptable dogs are also available at Tractor Supply in Gonzales every Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., weather permitting. “We’re hoping that the birth of Gonzales Dog Adoptions will encourage other people who are passionate about animal welfare to form groups and help with this mission,” continued MacLean. “There’s plenty of need for at least another six groups in our county, and FOGAS will be happy to help with organizational and fundraising information.” According to McCormick, the decision to form another group came naturally to him and the other key volunteers. “We want to continue operating the dog shelter under a new and separate contract with the City,” McCormick said. “This will help maintain the consistency of care for the dogs and our service to the community.” He said a new contract will also help the shelter’s eligibility for grant programs and allow volunteers to focus on the mission - finding homes for Gonzales’ homeless dogs. FOGAS will continues to provide free spay/neuter grants from the Texas Department of State Health Services and PetSmart Charities. Call FOGAS at (830) 857-1616 or visit the cat adoption facility at 505 Saint Francis Street in downtown Gonzales, M-F 3:30-5:30 to qualify. Gonzales Dog Adoptions is in the process of becoming a 501c3 non-profit corporation, and FOGAS is a 501c3 charitable organization founded in 2004. Since its inception, FOGAS has spayed/neutered more than 2,600 shelter orphans and 2,500 pets owned by residents of our Community. FOGAS has re-homed more than 4,000 cats and dogs. These spay/neuter surgeries were done with no cost to the owners, the City of Gonzales or Gonzales County. Due to these efforts the City of Gonzales was able to achieve “no kill” shelter status three years ago.
The newly formed group “Gonzales Dog Adoptions” held its first adoption event outside Tractor Supply last Saturday. (Photos by Nikki Maxwell)
First Come and Take It tents ready to go up this weekend
The tents go up on Congeon, Kathleen Koerner, Around the federate Square on Sept. D. O., M.S. 24, then the food booths The Gonzales Area Chamber Office go in the food tent on Sept. Development Corpora25 and you know it’s Come tion (GADC), will hold & Take It Time again! Vola groundbreaking cerunteers are needed at the emony on Wednesday, St. John Street warehouse Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at the on Sunday at noon, then at GADC Business Park, 1 p.m. to put the booths in for construction of their Barbara Hand is the Executive Diplace under the food tent. rector of the Gonzales Chamber of second spec building. It We have T-Bone, chili and Commerce. sits on 1.35 acres in Block bean cook-off forms here 1, Lot 4 and will include at the office, along with all the other forms 1,200 sq. ft of office space with a 5,000 sq. for events and booths. ft. asphalt parking area and 5,000 sq. ft. of The city will begin wiring tents, squares warehouse space. The park is at Church and craft booths and plumbing the rest- St., F.M. 794 and Delgado St. For informaroom trailers on Monday, Sept. 26; the tion on purchasing this or other lots within tables and chairs will be set up by the I.S. the industrial park, please contact Lindsey F. on Thursday, then things really get go- Lyde at 830-857-5520 ing Friday morning, in order to be ready The Executive and Finance committees to start the festival at 6 p.m., when Come & will meet on Friday. Take It opens. South Texas Tour Team Roping will be A reception will be held on Thursday, at the J. B. Wells park on Thursday, Bar J Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at Gonzales Healthcare Team Roping will be there Friday and SatSystems Outpatient Lobby to meet and urday and Sunday will be Wrap N 3 Barrel welcome the new full-time general sur- Racers.
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The planning committee is busy setting up committees and scheduling upcoming activities in preparation for the tenth anniversary of Relay For Life in Gonzales County. Because we have been diligent in continuing the fight against cancer for ten years, our theme is “TENacious about the Fight.” Now is the time to register teams and begin the fundraising projects to benefit Relay For Life 2012. On Saturday, September 24, team captains and team participants can come to Victoria College Gonzales Center for the Kick-off Party and register online. The first five teams to register between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day will be awarded a $20 gift card to Wal-Mart to assist with fundraising projects. At 10:30 a.m. Hero of Hope Monica Flores will speak about her caregiver experience following the birth of her son Xavier who was diagnosed in utero with a neuroblastoma. There will also be a video explaining what $5 can do in the fight against cancer plus photography from the 2011 Relay in addition to displays of materials for team development, sponsorship, and survivor registration. After 11 o’clock VistaCare Hospice will provide a hot dog lunch. Face painting,
Some 35 members of the Gonzales Noon and Breakfast Lions Clubs, along with several visitors, held a joint meeting Monday, September 19th at noon on the third floor of the Randle-Rather Building. Lion Gene Kridler (right) of the Breakfast club served as program chairman and had as his guest speaker Carter Dennis of San Antonio. Dennis, who is affiliated with “Skaters for Public Skateparks” presented a power point presentation related to the design, building and obtaining financing for skateparks throughout the state. He pointed out the advantage of having skateparks which are safer than having kids skateboarding on public streets and sidewalks. His presentation included skateparks that have been built in Lockhart, Flatonia and numerous other communities. While no action was taken at this meeting, the idea for a local skatepark has been discussed by local groups interested in such a facility. Anyone who would like more information about skateparks can get it at www.skatepark.org or www.SanAntonioSkateparkAssociation.com. (Courtesy Photo)
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cookie decorating, and music will round out the party fun. A Come and Take It parade entry is being organized by Kristi Mercer and Joyce Gibson. They would appreciate some volunteers who can help with decorating. On Saturday, October 22, a Pink Ribbon Brunch will be held at First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tickets for this event will be for sale beginning at the Kick-off. Teams can earn a share of the brunch profits by selling tickets; helping with set-up, decorating, and clean-up; serving the meal; bringing a door prize or a silent auction item. Contact event chair Arline Rinehart (672-2077), event co-chair Patty Stewart (672-7581), or Team Recruitment/Development co-chairs Kristi Mercer (672-7581) and Carolyn Kocian (672-9557) about how you can help with the brunch. We look forward to working together during the next six and a half months as we raise funds for American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Local FFA member national finalist in tractor program
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oils, lubricants and coolants, announced the finalists for its 2011 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition (www. DeloTractorRestorationCompetition.com). The event will bring the nation’s top teen tractor restoration specialists to Indianapolis during the 84th National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention to compete for the much-sought-after national title. Projects will be presented on Oct. 19-20 with the champion crowned on the evening of Oct. 20. The other finalists and projects for the 2011 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition include: Buckeye FFA: Medina, Ohio - 1954 Allis-Chalmers WD-45; Central City FFA: Central City, Nebraska - 1943 Model A John Deere; Decatur FFA: Decatur, Texas - 1936 John Deere Unstyled A; Devine FFA; Devine, Texas - 1969 Case 530; Eufaula FFA: Eufaula, Alabama - 1968 Massey Ferguson; Forreston FFA: Forreston, Illinois - 1941 IH Farmall H; Lindsay FFA: Lindsay, Texas - 1937 Minneapolis Moline ZTU; Louise FFA: Louise, Texas - 1984 Hesston 566; Northwood FFA; Nappanee, Indiana 1961 John Deere 4010 Diesel; Oran FFA: Oran, Missouri
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SAN RAMON, Calif. — Gonzales FFA member, Kyle Day, has received word that he is among 12 finalists in the National Delo Tractor Restoration Competition for 2011 sponsored by Chevron Lubricants. Kyle submitted his workbook, pictures and video, to document all his work. He had one year to select and restore a tractor. All submitted work was reviewed by expert judges, who narrowed the national entries to the final 12.
Gonzales County Deeds
Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds August 1-31 Needham, Arva Nell to Western Energy Group, LLC, o/l, 176.378 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Tinsley, John Carter to Lucas Energy, Inc., o/l, 45.60 Acres, Sarah Hendricks Svy, a-261. Tinsley, Roberta Ann to Lucas Energy, Inc., o/l, 45.60 Acres, Sarah Hendricks Svy, A-261. McGlothing, Bill D. and McGlothing, Olga Huebner to McGlothing, Bill D. (trustee), McGlothing, Olga H. (trustee), McGlothing Living Trust, Bill and McGlothing Living Trust, Olga, w/d, 72.50 Acres, William Erskin & John Erskin Svys, Gonzales & Wilson Counties. September 1-30 Kittoe, Erna to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey Svy, A-266. Wolter, Lawrence W. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey Svy, A-266. White, Debra J. to O’Neal, A.C., O’Neal, Mollie B. and O’Neal, Molly (aka) to Pena, Edward, w/d, Lt. 3, Blk. 4, Glover’s Addn, Smiley. Cox, Betty J. Barnick to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 35.84 Acres, Andrew Winters Svy, A-471. Lazo, Mariano and Lazo, Margaret to Hernandez, Barbara, w/d, Lts. 13-14, Blk. 2, Tejada Subdvn, Nixon. Perryman, Saralynne Stockton (Extrx & Trustee), Stockton, Frank M. (estate) and Stockton Trust to Petras, Dwayne L. and Petras, Kaylin A., w/d, Lt. 4, Blk. 4, Titcomb Addn, Gonzales. Hermes, Charles Leo and Hermes, Betty Anders to Hermes Ranch, LP, w/d, Mineral Int. in 382.742 Acres, WM Hill & B D McClure Svys & an undiv. int. in 225.00 Acres, John McCoy Svy. & Property in Lavaca & DeWitt Cos. Lopez, Roberto and Lopez, Dolores S. to Litke, Paul J. and Litke, Dianne L., w/d, 37.19 Acres, John Baker A-116 & Abraham Dillard A-193 Svys. Havemann, Douglas and Havemann, Melissa to Wexco Resources, LLC, o/l, 20.06 Acres, Juan Jose Tejada Svy, Gonzales & Wilson Counties. Caraway, Eddie R. and Caraway, Mary B. to Ritchie, Wilson O. and Ritchie, Diane, w/d, 1.70 Acres, Wm. A Farris & Isom J. Good Svys. Menea, Victoria to Shannon, William E., and Shannon, Linda F., w/d, 0.693 of an acre, Peter Winn Svy, A-464. Wiley, Howard Barry, Wiley Barry (aka) and Wiley, Carol Ann to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 1.60 Acres (Ptr. Lt. 13, Tier 1, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales & Lts 2, 5 & 8, Eastwood Terrace, Gonzales). Brown, Tom Willis, Brown, John Willis, Brown, Thurman, Brown, Lawrence, Jones, Una Mae Brown and Brown, Louis to Brown, Andrew, w/d, Lt. 5, blk. 77, Kelley Addn, Waelder. Grauke, Melvin and Grauke, Linda M. to KP Enterprises, LLC, w/d, 1.00 Acre (Pt. Lt 6, RG 7) Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Seguin First Home, L.P. to Wyman, Dean and Wyman, Aleathea, w/d, Lts. 5-6, Blk. 8, Badger’s Addn, Gonzales. Wolter, Robert C. to EOG Resources, Inc. o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey A-266 & James Jones A-301 Svys. Hutchins, Emily to EOG Resources, Inc. o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey A-266 & James Jones A-301 Svys. Pierce, Cheryl to EOG Resources, Inc. o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey A-266 & James Jones A-301 Svys. True, Billy Roy to EOG Resources, Inc. o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey A-266 & James Jones A-301 Svys. McReynolds, Charlotte to EOG Resources, Inc. o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey A-266 & James Jones A-301 Svys. Gerron, Joann H. to EOG Resources, Inc. o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey A-266 & James Jones A-301 Svys. Borchers, Alda Loraine to EOG Resources, Inc. o/l, 146.812 Acres, Jean Humphrey A-266 & James Jones A-301 Svys. Moye, Mildred to Eagle Ford Hunter Resources, o/l, 16.52 Acres, Turner Barnes Svy, A-112. Frazier Jr., Stewart F. and Frazier, Linda Kridler to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 42.69 Acres, Andrew Winters Svy, A-471. Frazier, Stewart F. and Frazier, Barbara Barnick to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 48.898 Acres, Andrew Winters A-471 & Andrew Zumwalt A-503 Svys. Connolly Sr., Thomas Frank and Connolly, Nicki A. to Diamond M. Drilling & Exploration Co., o/l, 29.72 Acres, John Slater A-435 & Samuel McCoy A-340 Svys. Mincey, Allen David to Diamond M. Drilling & Exploration Co., o/l, 129.199 Acres, Archibald Gibson Svy, A-237. Harborth, Marie, Wallace, Jennifer and Wallace, Stephanie to Diamond M. Drilling & Exploration Co., o/l, 129.199 Acres, Archibald Gibson Svy, A-237. Keck, Donald R. to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Keck, James Scott and Keck, Joann to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Heath, Shirley Keck and Heath, Robert P. to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Collins, Adele Keck to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Keck, Elizabeth Ann (Indiv & Atty-inFact) and Keck, Morris C. to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Bohlae, Frances Keck to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Allert, Cecil Keck to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales.
Kyle will have to travel to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 19- 21. At the convention, he will make a presentation, of the work he has done on his 1948 International Harvester Farmall M, and be interviewed by five restoration specialists. His ag instructor at Gonzales High School is Robert Washington. We believe Kyle to be the first Gonzales FFA member to be a finalist in the National Competition. Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced engine
- 1946 Farmall; Sequim FFA: Sequim, Washington - 1954 Farmall, Super C. The champion will receive $5,000, with the reserve champion taking home $3,000 and third place $1,500. Since 1995, the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has rewarded the determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school aged FFA members from
around the country. Through the restoration of an antique tractor, participants develop skills applicable to the modern business world. The skills needed for success in the program - equipment maintenance, teamwork, project management, budgeting, planning and marketing help develop the participants into future leaders in the agriculture community.”
Keck, Carolyn to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Baxter, Janice to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Hesler, Marie to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Keck, Ralph E. to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Keck, John R. to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Hochstetler, Cynthia to Ford, Don and Ford, Nancy, o/l, 24.30 Acres, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Texas Gonzales & Northern Railway Company to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., w/d, 20.00 Acres, T S Lee Svy, A-314. Assumed Names Dolezal, Michael - Diamond Gymnastics, Gonzales. Malaer, Vernon R. - M-M Pilot Cars/ Escorts, Gonzales. Ponce-Trevizo, Angel - Country Corner Grill, Gonzales. Cooper, Lynette and Cooper, Nicole Verde Properties, Gonzales. Gonzales, Jeffery C. - Jeff’s Auto Paint & More, Gonzales. Johnson, Margo - New Beginnings International House of Worship, Gonzales. Rogers, Ida E - Sam Rogers Crane & Rigging, Nixon. Marriage License Lopez, Alduvi and Ruiz, Yuridia Elizabeth. Ramirez Jr., Joe A and Alcantar Stephanie. Knepp, Hayden C. and Johnson, Kaylene. Barhight, Jesse E. and Dominguez, Teran D. Elstner, Blake M. and Durrett, Meggin.
Gonzales FFA member, Kyle Day, has received word that he is among 12 finalists in the National Delo Tractor Restoration Competition for 2011. (Courtesy Photo)
Area Livestock Reports
The Gonzales Livestock Market Report for Saturday, September 17, 2011 had on hand: 2,919. Compared to our last sale: Calves and yearlings sold steady. Packer cows sold steady to $2-$4 lower. Stocker-feeder steers: medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $155-$165; 300-400 lbs., $141-$147; 400-500 lbs., $128$138; 500-600 lbs., $122-$126; 600-700 lbs., $117-$119; 700-800 lbs., $111-$115. Bull yearlings: 700-900 lbs., $92-$111. Stocker-feeder heifers: medium and large frame No. 1: 150-300 lbs., $131-$155; 300-400 lbs., $123-$126; 400-500 lbs., $116$121; 500-600 lbs., $114-$115; 600-700 lbs., $111-$113. Packer cows: good lean utility and commercial, $45-$53; cutters, $56-$67; canners, $39-$45; low yielding fat cows, $57-$65. Packer bulls: yield grade 1 & 2, good heavy bulls, $69-$75; light weights and medium quality bulls, $66-$67. Stocker cows: $525-$850. Pairs: $775-$850. Thank you for your business!! View our sale live at cattleusa. com!
Heifers: 200-300 lbs, $94 to $104 to $153; 300-400 lbs, $102 to $112 to $153; 400-500 lbs, $100 to $110 to $140; 500-600 lbs $97 to $107 to $123; 600-700 lbs, $93 to $103 to $115; 700-800 lbs, $90 to $100 to $107. Slaughter cows: $20 to $41 to $58; Slaughter bulls: $50 to $65 to $74; Stocker cows: $300 to $714; Pairs, $710-$1,020.
The Hallettsville Livestock Commission Co., Inc had on hand on September 13, 2011, 4,753; week ago, 2,760 year ago, 1,555. Better quality classes of calves and yearlings sold mostly steady. Light weights calves and plainer quality calves continue weaker. Packer cows and bulls sold $2$3 lower on 1,3788 total hd. Packer Cows: Individuals, higher dressing utility & cutter cows, $50-$64; lower dressing utility & cutter cows, $38-$50;
light weight canner cows, $25-$38. Packer Bulls: Heavyweight bulls, $67-$71; Utility & cutter bulls, $61-$67; light weight canner bulls, $54-$61. Stocker and feeder calves and yearlings: No. 1 steer & bull calves: under 200 lbs, $118-$146; 200300lbs, $115-$146; 300-400lbs, $114-$146; 400-500lbs, $113$143; 500-600lbs, $112-$1347; 600-700lbs, $108-122; 700-800lbs, $100-$114. No. 1 Heifer calves, under 200 lbs, $115-$135; 200300lbs, $112-$132; 300-400lbs, $110-$122; 400-500lbs, $108$119; 500-600lbs, $105-$117; 600700lbs, $100-$110; 700-800lbs, $90-$100. No. 2 & 3 steer & bull calves, 200-300lbs, $87-$118; 300400lbs, $85-$116; 400-500lbs, $84-$115; 500-600lbs, $82-$113; 600-700lbs, $80-$108. No. 2 & 3, heifer calves, 200-300lbs, $84$112; 300-400lbs, $83-$110; 400500lbs, $80-$107; 500-600lbs, $78-$104; 600-700lbs, $76-$98. Plain Quality $40-$80.
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Cuero Livestock Market Report on September 16, 2011 had 3,175 head. Had 727 cows and 44 bulls. Bulls were steady. Cows $3 to $5 lower. Did not finish cows in time for a market report. Packer bulls: heavy weights, $60.50-$65.50; lower grades, $50$60.50; canners, $32.50-$50. Packer cows: boning cows, $51-$61; cutters mainly, $35-$47; few, $47.50-$50.50; low yielding cutters, $30-$42.50; canners, $15$36; fats, $56-$65. Dry cows, $34.50-$57; young, $22-$69. Cow and calf pairs, $495-$895.
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Come by after the parade for cool refreshments and a great sale! 12:00-4:00 p.m. Lots of new Kut, Anoname, Jag and Not Your Daughter Jeans Also Uncle Frank, Ivy Jane, Muttiples, Ya, Joy Joy, Jade, and Double D, Corral Boots
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We also have 20, 30, 40 yrd. containers available for scrap metal cleanups Junk Cars accepted w/titles only.
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E-Mail Your local information to: firstname.lastname@example.org and symptoms of labor, the labor process, pain management meth- volunteers to attend advocate training. The training is mandaGonzales Healthcare Systems invites the public to meet ods, care of the newborn, infant CPR and breastfeeding. The class will tory, but flexible times are available. Individuals that complete their new fulltime general surgeon, Dr. Kathleen Koerner, in be taught by Rene Griffin, RN, OB Director. Moms are encouraged to the training will become valuable advocates to our commubring a support person with them. nity members in need of crisis intervention and services. The the lobby at the facility starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. To RSVP, call 672-7581 ext 727 and ask for Valerie. training and materials are free. Volunteers are also needed for the “Cranny,” the thrift store operated by the shelter. Please Leesville Fair Pets in the Park Day call our office at (830) 372-2780 or our hotline number at 800The O’Neal Brothers Band will headline the entertainment at the Pets-In-The- Park is scheduled Saturday, Oct.1 at Starcke 834-2033 for more information. Leesville Country Fair, the annual fund raiser for the Leesville Cemetery and the Leesville scholarship fund. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.and in- Park in Seguin from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There are Chihuahua, Donations Needed clude an auction, silent auction and raffle drawing, a country store and Dachshund and open dog races starting at 1 p.m. There is live music, great food, dog show, llama rides. The Classic Car Show The Learning Center is seeking donations of caps and gowns. If you flag presentation as well as lots of kid-friendly activities. will start at 11 a.m. Costume contest at 10:45 a.m. Talent con- have donations, please contact Ann Gaines Rodriguez at the Gonzatest at noon and the ugliest pet at 2:30 p.m. There will also be les Learning and Career Center, PO Box 116, 1135 St. Paul St., Gonzales, Food donations Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministries is out of food, as there were vendor booths, a shot clinic and micro chipping clinic. There TX 78629, 830 672-8291 / 830 672-1076 fax or e-mail email@example.com over 500 people who came in for food last month. It’s shocking that will be games and animals of all kinds. Free admission and reDementia-Alzheimer Support that many people in our town can be hungry and even more shock- strained well mannered pets are welcome. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in ing that the food bank cannot accommodate them. The Gonzales Chisholm Trail Ride the Narthex of the First United Methodist Church. This meeting is free County 4-H Third Annual Food Drive will be held the first week in OcThe Old Chisholm’s Fall Trail Ride is scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 2. and open to the public. Shirley Goss, Wesley Nurse is the facilitator. It tober to coincide with National 4-H Week. Last year over 1,000 items Sign-up starts at the Friar Thomas Ranch near Cuero on Friar Roadd offers health-wellness education and supportive programs related to were given to the food drive, and they were low on food at that time, so we can make a difference. If some groups or individuals take food to off Highway 87 at 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Registration is $30 for ages 16 and dementia. You are welcome to attend. For more information, call 672GCAM, that will carry them over until the county drive. 4-H members up, $15 for ages 5-15 and free for children ages 4 and under. Price in- 1031. cludes six meals and drinks during the ride. There will be a primitive and GIDS grades PK-6 will be getting a message of this type. camp and water available for horses. For details, contact Rip Gibson Parkinson Support Group at 361-277-2671, Lupe Briseno at 361-652-2489 or Jerry McWhorter at This group meets the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in GYC Barbecue the Narthex of the First United Methodist Church. This meeting is free The Gonzales Youth Center will host a fund-raising Bar-B-Que Sun- 210-241-2131. and open to the public and is facilitated by Wesley Nurse, Shirley Goss. day Oct, 16, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Gonzales Jr. High Cafeteria. Flames dance clinic Educational and supportive programs are offered. For more informaThe delicious plates will consist of delicious Beef Brisket, potato Registration for the 2011 Apache Flames Dance Clinic runs tion, call 672-1031. salad, beans, and pickles, onions, bread and dessert for only $7.00. You may dine in or go through the drive-through pick up on St. Louis through Sept. 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Street . Ken Hedrick will again head up the fantastic cook team. Tick- Gonzales Elementary Gym. The clinic is open to all pre-k- 6th ets are available from any Youth Center member or can be purchased grade students. The cost is $25 and includes a t-shirt and daily at the event. Any briskets left after 1:00pm will be sold for $35 & halves snacks. The future Flames will perform at the home game on for $20. Please plan to eat with us Sunday, October 16 after church and Oct. 7. help the Youth Center continue serving our kids. If you would like to ness to God were central Yoakum Clean-up help, need tickets or need more information call Pat Anders at 857themes in her life, whether The City of Yoakum, along with area organizations will be 3483. in her official capacity or coordinating a Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 1, 2011. her personal life. Local businesses and citizens are asked to contact City Hall Donation sought Pam is preceded in death The Heights of Gonzales Activity Department is looking for a fridge/ at 293-6321 if they are interested in disposing of ANY items. by her father Pat Kilpatfreezer to hold supplies for event refreshments. If you would like to do- Regular household garbage, paint and hazardous waste will rick. She is survived by her nate or know of one that is reasonably priced, contact Gwen Koncaba, NOT be accepted. Calls will be accepted until Friday, Septemmother, Janie Kilpatrick; ber 23rd. No items will be picked up outside the City limits 830-672-4530. of Yoakum. If any individual or organization is interested in her son, Aubrey Dunham, volunteering their time or equipment, please contact Gena or his wife Stephanie and Community Bingo daughter Sabina of New The Heights of Gonzales is having Community Bingo, Friday, Sep- Theresa at City Hall. If there are any questions or concerns, tember 23 at 2:30 p.m. Free to play. Bingo winners will receive $1.00 please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 293-6321. Orleans, Louisiana; her Community involvement is needed for this to be a success! for each Bingo and $50.00 split for Blackout. Must be 55 or older or a
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resident of a care facility to win blackouts. Hosted by Hospice of South Texas, Gonzales Memorial Healthcare Systems and The Heights of Gonzales. The Gonzales VFW Post 4817 will hold a Social on Tuesday, sept. 27 for all members and volunteers. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. everyone is encouraged to bring an old photo of themselves for members to try and identify. The annual Shiner Catholic School Fall festival is scheduled Oct. 2 at the KC Hall (formerly the American Legion Hall) in Shiner. A barbecue dinner with trimmings at $7.50 a plate will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with drive-thru service available starting at 10:30 a.m. A live auction is scheduled for noon-4 .m. Cake walk, games, a moon walk and concessions start at 11 a.m. The St. Paul battle of the Classes will take place after the live auction.. Gonzales High School Interact Club is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit the Bastrop fire victims. All new and gently used toys may be taken to the high school front office. The drive will last until Friday Sept. 23. All donations are appreciated! The Christian Center of Living Water will host Holy Spirit Night on Friday, Sept. 23, from 7-8 p.m. at the Christian Worship Center located at 1012 Hwy 90 E in Waelder. Pastor Chris Porter will be speaking on the topic of baptism of the Holy Spirit. Gonzales Healthcare Systems has scheduled its next childbirth class for Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. The class is open to all expectant moms and free of charge. During class we will discuss signs
Apache Booster Club would like to remind everyone that all Fall Sports are underway. Put on your spirit shirts. Decorate your homes & businesses to support your team! Mark your calendar for the community Pep Rally to be held Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 7:30 p.m. at Apache Field. The booster club will be selling raffle tickets at each home game for the 50-50 drawing & a football signed by the 2011 Gonzales Apaches. They will also sell raffle tickets for two Gonzales Apaches Benches. That drawing will be held at the last home football game, Oct. 28th. If you’re a man 50 years or older, Medicare covers tests to help find Prostate Cancer early when treatment works best. Medicare covers a digital rectal exam and prostate specific antigen (PSA) test once every twelve months for all men with Medicare over age 50. Coverage for this exam begins the day after your 50th birthday. See your local healthcare provider for more information. The Job Corps is currently enrolling applicants aged 16-24 in over 20 career fields. If you need a GED, High School Diploma and a Driver License give us a call. College training is available as well. Get started today, call 512-665-7327. Anyone wishing to obtain a private pesticide applicator license to purchase restricted use pesticides on their property is invited to attend this training. People attending this class need to come to the Texas AgriLife Extension-Gonzales County Office to purchase a study manual and obtain sample test questions prior to September 8, 2011. Cost of study materials is $40.00 and the fee for the class is $10.00 For more information, contact the Extension Office at 830-672-8531.
Rev. Pamela Kilpatrick, 1946-2011 Reverend Pamela Kilpatrick, 65, of Brownsville TX, passed away on September 17, 2011 in Brownsville from respiratory failure. Pam was born in Fort Worth on July 10, 1946, the only child of Leweir Lovell “Pat” and Ila Virginia “Janie” Kilpatrick. As a child, Pam moved with her parents to Japan and later to Montgomery, Alabama where she graduated high school. As a teenager, she was an accomplished horse rider, winning numerous awards in barrel racing. She was married to an Air Force officer, Robert L. Dunham Jr., on December 28, 1966 in San Antonio, eventually having three sons. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from Angelo State University and a Masters in Divinity from Southern Methodist University in 1989. Pam answered her calling to preach in 1983, beginning as an Associate Pastor at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church in San Angelo. In 1984 she began her first charge as head Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Robert Lee, Texas. In 1990 she continued to serve as Associate Pastor to Reverend Robert Hall at First United Methodist Church of Victoria. Pam was ordained an Elder in 1992. She then served as Associate Pastor at Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio 1993. Pam continued her work as Pastor of Crestview United Methodist Church in Austin in 1996, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Mason in 2003, Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Gonzales in 2006, and Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Brownsville in 2009. During these 28 years of service to God, she touched many lives and was loved by many who knew her as “Pastor Pam”. She was also an active minister in the Emmaus community at Mt. Wesley near Kerrville, and helped organize several trips with church members to visit Holy sites in Israel. Service to others and close-
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son, Tobin Dunham, his wife Kelly and stepdaughter Sara of Bandera; her son, Hardin Dunham, his wife Angela and son Raiden of San Angelo; and her cousins, Bill Baker and wife Jan of Houston, and Susan Langford and husband Jerry of San Angelo. Visitation was held at Johnson’s Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, at 435 W. Beauregard in San Angelo. Funeral service will be held at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at 4522 College Hills Blvd. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Please contact Johnson’s Funeral Home for more information at (325) 655-3113. Family and friends may sign the online register book at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com. Ruby Elizabeth Null, 80, of Gonzales left us on September 16, 2011. She was born August 24, 1931, in Adamsville, Texas. Ruby was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Church. She loved visits with her Children, working with ceramics and keeping up with politics. Ruby is survived by seven children: Larry Pierce of San Diego, Pat Pakebush of Gonzales, Patsy Null of Seguin, Ralph Null Jr. of Gonzales, Jennie Pierce of Yoakum, Susan Hurst of Seguin, and Sandy Wilke of Gonzales. She also is survived by eleven grandchildren. She leaves behind four sister-in-laws: Bertha Null, Dorothy Gossett and Lottie Null of Gonzales also Hattie Null of Houston, Texas. A viewing was held Monday, September 19, 2011 from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside Services were held the following morning at 10 a.m. at the Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery, in Gonzales, Texas. The family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Memorial Heights Baptist Church. Arrangements under the care and direction of Buffington Funeral Home, Gonzales, TX 424 St. Peter Gonzales, TX 78629, 830-672-3322.
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Brisket First Place - Hampton Pratka – Bottle Cap Cookers Second Place - Tinker Brown – Cheapside BBQ Third Place - Paul Panus – PPI BBQ Fourth Place - Ernest Servantes – Burnt Bean Company Fifth Place - Darwin Hoel – Giant BBQ Sixth Place - Tim Balch – Up in Smoke Seventh Place - Alton Mosecke – Hole Master Eighth Place - Jerry Killen – Denton Creek Kookers Nineth Place - Monte Brown – Trash Can Cookers Tenth Place - Jerry Fogle – Family Traditions Ribs First Place - Jason Bray – Verti-Bray BBQ Second Place - Tim Balch – Up in Smoke Third Place - Sequoya Janacek – Just Twisted Fourth Place - Darwin Hoel – Giant BBQ Fifth Place - David Fortune – Bar Ditch BBQ Sixth Place - Kevin Nollkamper – Steady Cooking Seventh Place - Ernest Servantes – Burnt Bean Company Eighth Place - Alvin Seiler – Barbarossa Trough Nineth Place - Tinker Brown – Cheapside BBQ Tenth Place - Jerry Rhodes – Sauced Up & Smokin Chicken First Place - Hampton Pratka – Bottle Cap Cookers Second Place - Tim Balch – Up in Smoke Third Place - Mike Hafur – LCB Cookers Fourth Place - Mike Edge – Bare Bones Cookers Fifth Place - James Jones – Medicine Man BBQ Sixth Place - Brent Allen – Buzzard Bar Cooking Team Seventh Place - Gary Mobbs – Lone Star Bank Cookers Eighth Place - Jerry Rhodes - Sauced Up & Smokin Nineth Place - Shawn Wilke – Rodeo Q Cookers Tenth Place - Johnny Bosquez – Titties & Beer Beans First Place - Janice Whidden – JOC Tailgateers Second Place - Wade Miller Third Place - Hubert Mills – Wingnut Cookers Fourth Place - Brent Allen – Buzzard Bar Cooking Team Fifth Place - Phil Baker – S A Smokers Sixth Place - Jerry Fogle – Family Traditions Seventh Place - Matt Wyant – Sauced Up & Smokin Too Eighth Place - Kevin Nollkamper – Steady Cooking Nineth Place - Cathy Perez Tenth Place - Hampton Pratka – Bottle Cap Cookers Overall Champion - Tim Balch - Up in Smoke Reserve Champion - Hampton Pratka - Bottle Cap Cookers
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Saturday Chili Winners: First Place - (Head Cook) Lanny Thomas Second Place - (Head Cook) Nadine Karnei Third Place - (Head Cook) Vickey Harvey Fourth Place - (Head Cook) Joe Trigo Fifth Place - (Head Cook) Donna Foley Sixth Place - (Head Cook) Billy Reiter Seventh Place - (Head Cook) Carolann Gibson Eighth Place - (Head Cook) Pat Irvine King Nineth Place - (Head Cook) Sandy Watson Tenth Place - (Head Cook) Joe Carrizales Showmanship winners: First Place - Bottle Cap Cookers Second Place - Big Kahunas Third Place - Swamp Gas Giggles Sunday Chili Winners: First Place - (Head Cook) Jennifer Cyrus Second Place - (Head Cook) Billy Reiter Third Place - (Head Cook) Donna Foley Fourth Place - (Head Cook) Ronald Rerich Fifth Place - (Head Cook) Dianna Hoy Sixth Place - (Head Cook) Nancy Netardus Seventh Place - (Head Cook) Bayette Bearden Eighth Place - (Head Cook) Dorothy Spishock Nineth Place - (Head Cook) Carolann Gibson Tenth Place - (Head Cook) Margie Shoemaker Showmanship winners: First Place - Swamp Gas Giggles Second Place - Pirate Chili Third Place - Crunch’s Bohunk
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Legislature made key strides, Kuempel says
Officials report Bastrop fire’s cause ‘most likely’ electrical
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Allen Fink of the Gonzales County farm Bureau presentss donation checks to Waelder VFD Chief Nino Reyes and Ottine VFD Chief John Everett during Tuesday’s annual Gonzales County Farm Bureau convention. (Photo by Dave Mundy)
COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Forest Service announced Tuesday it has completed the investigation of the Bastrop County Complex Fire. It has been determined that the cause of the fire was most likely electrical in nature Forest Service officials did not elaborate on the statement and were not immediately available for comment. The fire began on Labor Day weekend and, whipped by strong winds as a result of a mild cold front and the back side of Tropical Storm Lee farther to the east, raged out of control for much of the following week, eventually blackening more than 34,000
acres and razing more than 1,500 homes. Firefighters from throughout the region were brought in to battle the fire, which at one point included several smaller fires that eventually merged into one. Two persons were confirmed killed by the fire. State officials say the Bastrop fire was the worst in state history and damage estimates are upwards of $250 million. Many of the Bastrop and Smithville firefighters who battled the blaze, in fact, lost their own homes while trying to save those of others. Cooler temperatures in the past week, along with up to a half-inch of rain in many areas, have eased the strain on Texas firefighters, but officials said the fire danger remains high across the state.
Luling breaks ground on new animal shelter
Allen Guisinger, president of LAWS (Luling Animal Welfare Society), speaks during Tuesday’s ground-breaking ceremonies for the city’s new animal shelter. LAWS led the fund-raising partnership with the city to build the new shelter. (Courtesy Photo)
Gonzales County Farm Bureau members got a chance to welcome — and say goodbye to — State Rep. John Kuempel during Tuesday’s annual county convention meeting at the First Lutheran Church here. Kuempel, who won a special election to replace his father after Edmund Kuempel passed away just two days after winning reelection to his 44th District legislative seat, will be turning over representation of Gonzales County to Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt of the 17th District following re-alignment prior to the 2012 elections. Kuempel nonetheless vowed Tuesday to remain a good friend of Gonzales County and the Farm Bureau, which represents more than 1,000 members in the county and 455,000 members statewide. “We passed some very important legislation last year,” Kuempel told the convention gathering. He cited legislation protecting landowners’ rights over water resources, protection from eminent-domain land seizures and bills designed to “do away with the Trans-Texas Corridor” as prime accomplishments and legislation supported by the Farm Bureau. “We have a great relationship with the Farm Bureau,” he said. “I appreciate y’all’s involvement in the legislative process.” The elder Kuempel’s district included Gonzales County for most of his 30-plus years in office. Kuempel said later the next Legislature is primed to deal with many of the same problems of the most recent one — an anticipated budget deficit and school funding foremost among the issues. “We deferred about $2 billion in school funding, so that’s going to come back,” he said. “Before we ever get started, we’re going to be looking at $14 billion. I hate to say it but that ‘T’ word (taxes) may come up.” During Tuesday’s convention, local Bu-
State Rep. John Kuempel reau President Allen Fink presented donation checks to the Waelder and Ottine volunteer fire departments, citing their tireless work in helping to protect homes and property of rural residents throughout this summer of drought, especially during the recent outbreak of wildfires. Attendees also had a chance to meet with Seguin Municipal Judge Kevin Kolb, who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for the 25th Judicial District seat being vacated by retiring Judge Dwight Peschel. County members also approved several Farm Bureau legislative policy proposals, including one which supports Country of Label Origin labeling for cattle imported from Mexico and Canada, no matter how long the cattle have been in the U.S. Members also approved resolutions opposing over-regulation by the federal Environmental Protection Agency in support of endangered species; opposing property tax exemptions for land bought for water production purposes; and calling for the elimination of benefits for members of Congress who resign or are convicted of crimes while in office.
WISD trustees add three more teachers
By CEDRIC IGLEHART
WAELDER — Due to an increase in elementary age students, the Waelder Independent School District’s Board of Trustees decided to bring more educators into the fold. The board unanimously agreed to the hiring of three new teachers - Melinda McCormick, Kindergarten; Jessica Helmer, 2nd Grade; and Juile Shaw, 4th Grade. The motion was made by Chris Mindieta and seconded by Delores Martinez. Faith Pope told the board that by next month the documentation to be filed with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in regards to their academic rating will be done. TEA, who gave the district a rating of academically unacceptable, requires all such districts to submit a plan outlining the steps they plan to take in order to reach a level of academic acceptability. Waelder ISD has already begun implementation of a district-wide tutorial program.
Over 200 students attended the first session on Tuesday and the five who failed to show will face consequences that could include lunch-hour sessions or Saturday school attendance. In another agenda item, the board announced a public hearing to be held on Oct. 3 at 5:45 p.m. The meeting, which will explain the district’s School Improvement Program, will be immediately followed by a special called meeting. In other business, the board: * Announced its intention to attend the Texas Association of School Administrators/ Texas Association of School Boards Conference in Austin, which will run from Sept. 30Oct. 2. * Announced the Family Night at the Park event will be held on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. * Read a letter from the Texas Association of School Business Officials stating WISD business officer Susan Richardson successfully completed her certification courses and is now a Certified Texas School Business Specialist.
Gonzales Family Church Assembly of God
320 St. Andrew
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Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)
201 E. Second St. Nixon
Thursday, September 22, 2011
First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon
403 E North Main, Flatonia
Jesus Holy Ghost Temple
1906 Hickston, Gonzales
Flatonia United Methodist Harris Chapel United Methodist
S. Liberty St. Nixon
First Assembly of God
509 E. 3rd St. Nixon
Church of Christ
Lighthouse Church of Our Lord
1805 Weimar, Gonzales
E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon
New Life Assembly of God
Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales
Community Church of God
1020 St. Louis, Gonzales
Churches of God
New Life Temple for Jesus Christ
Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80
Harwood Methodist Church
Baha’i Faith Baptist
621 St. George St. Gonzales
Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ
1113 Hastings, Gonzales
North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood
Clark Baptist Church
F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley
New Way Church of God in Christ
514 St. Andrew, Gonzales
Henson Chapel United Methodist
1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales
River of Life Christian Fellowship
207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500
Two Rivers Bible Church
Monthalia United Methodist
CR 112 off 97
1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales
County Baptist Church Iglesia Bautista Memorial
Hwy 97 Waelder
Shiner Baptist Church
Eastside Baptist Church
Seydler Street, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley
Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner
Episcopal Church of the Messiah
721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 6723407
Smiley United Methodist
1 blk S. of Hwy 87
Faith Family Church
1812 Cartwheel Dr., Gonzales
Leesville Baptist Church
E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121
Union Lea Baptist Church
St. Andrew St. Gonzales
Waelder United Methodist
2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97
Efeso Igesia Bautista First Baptist Church
422 St. Paul, Gonzales 403 N Texas Nixon Hwy 108 N Smiley
Memorial Heights Baptist Church
1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe
Union Valley Baptist Church
FM 1681 NW of Nixon
La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo
W. Central at 87 Nixon
Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon
Webster Chapel A.M.E.
1027 Church St. Gonzales
First Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church
406 N Ave E Waelder
Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Oak Valley Baptist Church Old Moulton Baptist Church
2287 FM 1680, Moulton
St. James Catholic Church
417 N. College, Gonzales St. John St. Gonzales
Camp Valley Full Gospel
7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80
Agape Ministries Living Waters Church
Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2
1515 Dallas, Gonzales
512 St. James, Gonzales
Temple Bethel Pentecostal
1104 S. Paul, Gonzales
Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church
207 S. Washington, Nixon
Full Gospel Church
1426 Fisher, Gonzales
605 Saint Joseph St. Gonzales
Life Changing Church of Gonzales
3.3 miles north on 183, Right on CR 235, Right on CR 236
First Evangelical Lutheran
1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales
Bread of Life Ministries
613 St. Joseph, Gonzales
Primitive Baptist Church
1121 N. College Gonzales
S of 90-A (sign on Hwy 80)
Greater Rising Star Baptist Church
Providence Missionary Baptist Church
1020 St. Andrew Gonzales
St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder
613 Highway 90 East Waelder Hwy 87 Smiley
Abiding Word Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis
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.
Pilgrim Presbyterian Church
CR 210 off FM 1116
St. Phillip Catholic Church
3rd Ave S of Hwy 87 Nixon
Stratton Primitive Baptist
FM 1447 9 miles east of Cuero Hwy 80- North of Belmont SE 2nd St. Waelder
Harwood Baptist Church
North of Post Office
St. James Baptist Church Saint Paul Baptist Church
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
712 Crockett, Luling
Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A Dewville United Methodist
West of FM 1117 on CR 121
Presbyterian Church of Gonzales
414 St. Louis, Gonzales
1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales
Iglesia Bautista Macedonia
Congregation Adat HaDerech Meets on Saturdays and Holy Days, 672-5953
201 S Congress Nixon
Church of Christ
Churches of Christ
1323 Seydler St. Gonzales
First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales
Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship
Hwy. 80 in Leesville
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Family Dentistry of Gonzales
Gentle Quality Care
606 St. Louis Gonzales, TX 78629 Office 830-672-8664 Fax 830-672-8665
Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms
County Road 348, Gonzales, TX. 830-540-4516.
Logan Insurance Agency
HOME AUTO FARM
516 St. Paul PO Box 100 Gonzales, Texas 78629
(830) 672-6518 Fax: (830) 672-6368
Cell: (512) 376-0773
SATURN SALES & SERVICE
James Miller 4421 Hwy. 97E, Gonzales
Sub-Contractor Specializing in Site Work Foundation Pads • Road Work • Demolition
Stock Tanks-Brush Clearing David Ehrig 830-832-6063
Ilene B. Gohmert
Certified Public Accountant
830-540-4285 • 830-540-4422
Bubba Ehrig 830-832-5094
830-672-5030 • 830-672-2483 (Fax)
409 St. George St. • Gonzales
113 US Hwy. 90A E Gonzales, Tx 78629
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Gieser Insurance Agency
941 St. Joseph Gonzales, Tx 78629
701 North Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales, TX, 78629
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“Making a difference one life at a time since 1966” Most insurances accepted, we welcome Medicare - Medicaid. (No one is turned away for inability to pay.) Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8a.m.-5p.m. Tues., 8a.m.-8p.m. • Sun. 12p.m.-4p.m. Closed Sat.
228 St. George Street P.O. Box 1890 Gonzales, Texas 78629
830-672-6865 or 830-672-2065
921 St. Peter St. & 1214 St. Louis
“Train a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
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Sale every Saturday at 10am
424 St. Peter St. Gonzales, TX 78629 Phone: (830) 672-3322 Fax: (830) 672-9208
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Dave Shelton Mobile 830-857-5394 Mike Brzozowski Mobile 830-857-3900 Office 830-672-2845 Fax 830-672-6087
Dry Fertilizer Custom Application & Soil Testing
Reyna’s Taco Hut
1801 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Gonzales, TX
P.O. Box 1826 Gonzales, TX 78629
Morgan Mills 830-857-4086
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.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Workshop participants focus on child advocacy
By KEY GARNER
The Gonzales Cannon
“I believe you”…. praise a child’s courage to report sexual abuse… be supportive and nonjudgmental – it’s not their fault…be alert to situations where an adult and a child are one-on-one in private settings – all of these recommendations and elements of encouragement advocating for children were a part of the Stewards of Children interactive workshop produced and published by Darkness to Light. The workshop was presented to almost 100 attendees Tuesday night at the Two Rivers Bible Church in Gonzales,
Busy representing Gonzales County
hosted by Norma’s House and SHAC (School Health Advisory Council). The facilitator was Carolyn Morrow, a former executive director of Norma’s House, who currently heads SHAC. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually molested before they are eighteen years of age. With these epidemic numbers, it can be said that for some adults the problem is a lack of information, for others passive acceptance, and for others, a deliberate overlooking of the existence of sexual abuse among children. Thirty to forty percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members. Sixty percent
are abused by people the family trusts, and more than ninety percent know their abusers. Less than ten percent of abusers are strangers. The workshop challenged those attending to talk about sexual abuse of children, watch for signs, and then act on them by reporting suspicions. Dignitaries present were Mary Ann Martinez, victim advocate from the district attorney’s office; Paul Watkins, county attorney; Dennis Richter, chief deputy for the sheriff ’s department; and Doug Mundine, school resource officer from the police department. Also in attendance was Norma’s House namesake, Norma Ehrig. Sponsors were T-Rex
Therapy Services, Christian Kids Day Care and Preschool, HEB, and Ti-
ger Tote, providing an elaborate buffet and door prizes.
All attendees earned continuing education credit.
Advocates for children
Kersey, Finch exchange vows
Jennifer Maureen Kersey and John Allan Finch were united in marriage on June 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Queen of Angels Chapel in Spicewood, Texas. Father Wade Russell of College Station officiated at the double ring ceremony. Jennifer is the daughter of Richard and Patty Kersey of Lake Jackson, and John is the son of Larry and Priscilla Finch. Grandparents of the couple are Paul and Janet Varga of Houston, Leon and Rosemary Netardus and Mrs. Anne Finch of Gonzales. The altar was flanked by clear cylinder vases of light green and white hydrangeas, pink and white peonies and light pink spray roses. The bride, escorted by her father, wore an ivory lace over light gold Maggie Sottero dress. It was a strapless fitted A-line gown with dipped neckline and corset closure with a gathered tulle skirt. She carried a bouquet of green hypericum berry, pink and white peonies, and hot pink spray roses. Serving as bridal attendants were matron of honor, Clacie Ciaccio, maid of honor, Cynthia Saenz, and bridesmaids, Sydney Brown, Jessica Swope, and Nikki Montanez, all close friends of the bride. They wore latte colored silk duponi cocktail length dresses from Purely Alfred Angelo collection. They also carried bouquets of light pink and white peonies, hot pink spray roses and green hypericum berry. Best men were John Fischer and Bryan Scheu, college friends of the groom. Groomsmen included Matt Thiele, Ryan Mills, and Jared Moore, all close friends of the groom. Ushers for the wedding were Patrick Kersey, Chris Kersey, Jonathan Kersey, brothers of the bride, and Jacob Flynt, cousin of the groom. Handing out programs
The Stewards if Children workshop Tuesday focused on advocating for child victims of sexual abuse. (Photo by Key Garner)
The Gonzales County Court has been continuing to participate in numerous parades throughout the area. On Sunday, July 31, they won 2nd place at the Moulton Town & Country Parade. They then traveled to the Annual Schulenburg Festival on Sunday, August 7, winning 3rd place in the float division and then participated in the 46th Annual Pleasanton Cowboy Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, August 20. The court consists of Miss Gonzales County Katie Jo Staton, Junior Miss Abby Garcia, Little Miss Madison Pirkle, and Little Mister Craig Tuch. (Courtesy Photos)
before the ceremony was Emily Flynt, cousin of the groom. The wedding reception was held at Spicewood Vineyards immediately following the wedding ceremony. Guests were served appetizers which included antipasto and assorted cheese with strawberry lemonade, tea, wine or beer. When the wedding party arrived guests were served family style seated at round tables covered with sage green tablecloths. The menu consisted of slow smoked brisket, barbecued chicken, Elgin sausage, brown butter green beans, green chile macaroni and cheese and buttermilk biscuits with honey butter. For dessert guests were served wedding cake, Blue Bell ice cream with hot fudge, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream and cherries. The bride’s cake was a 4 tier round strawberries and cream cake with white butter cream icing and light pink fondant lace band on each tier. It was also decorated with light pink dust sugar garden roses on each tier. The groom’s cake was a chocolate confection shaped and decorated like a yellow catfish depicting the groom’s favorite hobby. The bride and groom danced to “Always and For-
Mr. and Mrs. John Allan Finch
ever” by Cory Morrow. DJ Floyd Banks from Complete Music and Video provided music for the evening. After toasts made by the best men and matron/maid of honor, the wedding party and guests spent the remainder of the evening dancing and visiting. A highlight of the evening was the Aggie War Hymn with all Aggies on the dance floor. Guests danced to “Goodnight Irene” at the conclusion of the evening. Members of the house party included Lauren Kersey, Robin Conner, Katy Sedlar, Sarah Finch and Emily Flynt. The couple spent their honeymoon in Oahu, Hawaii and is now making their home in College Station.
Women’s Study Club begins its 86th year
The Woman’s Study Club of Gonzales began their 86th year with a noon salad luncheon and meeting in the home of Mrs. Vicki Frenzel. After lunch President Jean Ollom presided over the business meeting and updated members on programs for the coming club year. The library and treasurer’s report and the proposal of new members were made. The highlight of the luncheon was each member sharing their summer adventures interlaced with much humor. Many visited children, grandchildren and attended family weddings. Travels included the nearby and far away cities of Texas, the states of South Carolina, New Mexico, Colorado, New York, Alaska and foreign countries such as The Canadian Rockies and Argentina. The Study Club’s next meeting will be held on October 12th at The Pilgrim Presbyterian Church with Mrs. Patti Nance as hostess.
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Found: Wedding Ring left at WalMart. Call (830) 4456597 and describe. -------------------------Lost - 5 Donkeys. 1 Black, 4 white. I-10, 304, Hensling Lane area. 830-437-2952.
672-8291 for information. -------------------------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 512-6657327
Immediate Opening. Food Safety Compliance. Must be computer literate & have HACCP & Food Safety Knowledge. Bilingual Preferred. Benefits include: Vacation, Sick Leave, Hosp. Ins., Dental, Vision, 401k, Retirement. Apply in person at: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., 748 CR422, Waelder, Texas 78959. Or fax or email resume with references to: FAX: (830) 540-3996; EMAIL, maguero@ cmfoods.com. -------------------------Ranch Hand, mostly cattle, but a variety of other work. Must have own transportation. 830-437-
5772. -------------------------Part-time position available for Weekend RN Supervisor. Long Term Care experience required. Please apply in person at The Heights of Gonzales Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX. -------------------------Part-time position available for MDS Coordinator. Must be Licensed Vocational Nurse with knowledge of MDS
in Long Term Care. Please apply in person at The Heights of Gonzales Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 701 N. Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales. TX. -------------------------Full-time position with benefits available for Housekeeping/Building Supervisor. Management experience required. Please apply in person at The Heights of Gonzales Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 701 N.
Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales, TX. -------------------------Automotive & Diesel Repair Business looking for Service Writer/Clerical Help M o n d a y - F r i d a y, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.. Please send resume to: P.O. Box E, Gonzales, Texas 78629. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Re-
quirements: 2 years experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.
228 Ponton St. Saturday, 7:30 - 2:30. Furniture, adult & childrens clothing, misc. items. -------------------------3 Family Garage Sale. 140 W. Wallace, Saturday, 8-1.
The Heights of Gonzales Activity Department is looking for a fridge/freezer to hold supplies for event refreshments. If you would like to donate or know of one that is reasonably priced, contact Gwen Koncaba, 830-672-4530. -------------------------Gonzales Learning Center seeking donations of caps and gowns. Call 830-
MISC. FOR SALE
Power Box Asphalt Paving Machine and Roller. Good Condition. $9,900. Call after 5 p.m. 361-594-3668.
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Yard Sale: Sat., Sept. 24. 713 Wells St. 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lots of everything.
The Vaz Clinic, 1103 N. Sarah DeWitt, 672-2424, needs a Certified Medical Assistant, preferable Spanish. Apply within or fax resume to 866-6222180. --------------------------
Texas Commission on environmenTal QualiTy
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AN AIR QUALITY STANDARD PERMIT FOR PERMANENT ROCK AND CONCRETE CRUSHERS PROPOSED AIR QUALITY REGISTRATION NUMBER 98074 APPLICATION. O&G Rocks, 709 North Gonzales Street, Cuero, Texas 77954-2840 has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit, Registration Number 98074, which would authorize construction of a permanent rock and concrete crusher. The facility is proposed to be located near Smiley, Gonzales County, Texas 78159. The following driving directions are provided: from the intersection of Highway 87 and Farm-to-Market Road 1116 south of Smiley travel 6.3 miles north on Farm-to-Market Road 1116, take a right and travel 0.5 miles east on County Road 301, the gate entrance to the site is located on the right. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on August 15, 2011. The executive director has determined the application was technically complete on August 24, 2011. PUBLIC COMMENT. Written public comments about this application may be submitted at any time during the public comment period. You may submit public comments either in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or electronically at www. tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency’s public record. The deadline to submit public comments is 30 days after newspaper notice is published. RESPONSE TO COMMENTS. A written response to all relevant comments will be prepared by the executive director after the comment period closes. The response, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and requested to be added to the mailing list. The response to comments will be posted in the permit file for viewing. The executive director shall approve or deny the application not later than 30 days after the end of the public comment period, considering all comments received within the comment period, and base this decision on whether the application meets the requirements of the standard permit. CENTRAL/REGIONAL OFFICE. The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas, and the TCEQ Corpus Christi Regional Office located at NRC Bldg Ste 1200, 6300 Ocean Dr, Unit 5839, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5839, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. INFORMATION. For more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the TCEQ Office of Public Assistance, toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. General information regarding the TCEQ can be found at our Web site at www.tceq.texas.gov. Further information may also be obtained from O&G Rocks, 709 North Gonzales Street, Cuero, Texas 77954-2840, or by calling Mr. Joe Adams at (361) 275-3424. Notice Issuance Date: August 25, 2011
PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES
The City of Smiley is soliciting proposals from a qualified engineer/engineering firms (registered to practice in the State of Texas) to prepare all preliminary and final design plans and specifications, and to conduct all necessary interim and final inspections required by the City for implementation of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. Please submit seven (7) copies of your proposal of services, a statement of qualifications, resumes of key personnel, references and a list of jobs performed under this or similar programs to Ellis Villasana, Mayor, City of Smiley, P. O. Box 189, Smiley, TX 78159. Proposals must be received by the City no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2011 to be considered. The City of Smiley reserves the right to negotiate with any and all engineers/engineering firms that submit proposals, as per the Texas Professional Services Procurement Act and the Uniform Grant and Contract Management Standards. The City of Smiley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
PUBLIC ADVERTISEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES
The City of Smiley is soliciting proposals from a qualified management consultant/firm to carry out several aspects of overall program management required by the City for implementation of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program. Please submit seven (7) copies of your proposal of services, a statement of qualifications, resumes of key personnel, references and a list of jobs performed under this or similar programs to Ellis Villasana, Mayor, City of Smiley, P. O. Box 189, Smiley, TX 78159-0189. Proposals must be received by the City no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2011 to be considered. The City of Smiley reserves the right to negotiate with any and all management firms that submit proposals, per the Texas Professional Services Procurement Act and the Uniform Grant and Contract Management Standards. The City of Smiley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
MISC. FOR SALE
Small computer desk, wood, $40.00 obo. Large playpen, $25.00. Both in great condition.
MISC. FOR SALE
830-203-9159. -------------------------For Sale: pickup bed utility trailer, $125. (830) 377-8814.
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ATTENTION TRUCKERS. Cobra 25, NW Ltd, Classic CB, Igloo Ref. Cooler, Wave
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round folding tables w/6 armchairs. Contact Tommy, 830-351-1263. -------------------------Excellent condition. 20” push mower, weed eater, $125/ both. 361-7412604, Yoakum. -------------------------Maytag Washing Machine. $150.00. Call 361-208-3565. -------------------------FOR SALE: 35mm Minolta SLR Film Camera, 3 lenses, strobe, filters, tripod, case. $75.00. Call 830-822-6857. -------------------------For sale: Float tube for fishing, like new. $50 obo. Also electric trolling motormake offer. 8575720. -------------------------Baby bed for sale. $60. Call 254-9315712. -------------------------Electric Hospital Bed, $300. 12 function exercise bicycle, $65. Prices Negotiable. 830582-1120, Nixon. -------------------------Fresh shelled peas. Cream, purple hulled & black eyed. Also unshelled peas. Sold by the bushel. 2001 Water St., Gonzales. -------------------------Proform Treadmill. Model 380CS. Programmable, in-
MISC. FOR SALE
cludes built-in fan, speaker for IPOD radio. Like new condition. $350/obo. Contact Liz, 830263-2103. -------------------------Radio Control Airplane parts/kits. If I don’t have it, I can get it. Lockhart, TX. Call 979-393-8642. -------------------------For Sale: Calf table/ shoot with self catch gate. $950. 830-437-5747. -------------------------Whirlpool Heavy Duty Gas Dryer. Good condition. $75. Can be seen at 511 Church St. 830857-4993. -------------------------Fresh Produce. Watermelons, Cantaloupes, Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Onions, Peppers & Peas. 2001 Water Street, Gonzales. 512-2276950. -------------------------For Sale: 3 pt. Chipp e r / S h re d d e r, never been used, $600. Also Windmill Seeder, $250. 830540-4971. -------------------------For Sale: Thomas Playmate with Color Glo Chord Organ. Good condition. All instruction books included. Call Sue, 672-2192. -------------------------Utility trailer. All wired for lights. Current tag. $575. 512-917-4078. -------------------------Hats from the makers of Koozie-Norwood 48 @ 192.08 “plus” transportation charges. 4 color heat transfer. Color of hats - Red, yellow, pink, green, bone, khaki, orange, black navy and royal. That’s only $4.00 a hat. DBK Advertising. 830-437-5142 or 830-857-0876. -------------------------Prayer Shawl, 38x72, handmade, $75.00. Animal or bird cage, utility wire, 14x18, $60.00. 512-917-4078. -------------------------FREE 3 haul Fiberglass boat, 16 ft. Needs work & no leaks. Call for information. 830-5403574. -------------------------Fullsize Mattress & Box Springs, $100. Queensize Mattress and Box Springs, $175. Both in excellent condition & sanitized. 830-6723728. -------------------------2 young ladies black jackets size 14. One is leather. 672-8034. -------------------------Old Readers Di-
MISC. FOR SALE
gests for Sale. Call 830-672-3362. -------------------------Autograph picture of Muhammad Ali/ Cassius Clay (60’s), Certificate of Authenticity (11x16), $1,400. Yellow Lab Stud Service. (806) 577-3962. -------------------------Beautiful handmade “orange poinsettia” pottery bowl. Large. Great gift. $35. Call (512) 917-4078. -------------------------Pecans for Sale. This year’s crop. Shelled, Halved. $10/1 lb. bag. 512-417-3032. -------------------------Culligan Water Softner and Rust Remover, old cars, elect. water heater, 2001 Fiber Truck bed w/key, Hay Balers, Bar B Q pipe. 830-437-5759. -------------------------2 pipe BBQ pits for sale. Ozarka Water cooler with bottle. Call 361-208-3565. -------------------------128 used letter-size hanging file folders, most have colored tabs, excellent condition. $30 cash for all or $7 per 25. 830672-1106. -------------------------Computer, printer & desk, all $400. Stamina #4755 exercise machine. Like new condition. $100/obo. 6722267. -------------------------4 tires. LT2457QR17 in good condition. $100 obo. 830-6722075. -------------------------Metal Bench, $150; Organ, $50; School desk & books of all kinds. Just out of Moulton on 532. Call 361-596-4403. -------------------------Tanning Bed for Sale. 1996, 24SF. $300. Children’s wardrobe, good condition. $300. 672-7127. -------------------------Beautiful Vintage water color painting, landscape & water. 12x19. $375. Antique very ornate picture frame. 16x20, $295. Call 512-917-4078. -------------------------Dalhart Winberg original oil painting, landscape, $3800 (512)9174078. -------------------------For Sale: Picnic tables built with treated 2x6 lumber with bolts and screws. No nails. 4, 6, and 8 foot sizes available. For more details call 830540-4776 or 830857-3273. Delivery Available.
Deer Hunters: For sale; feeder and feeder parts; cameras etc. 830-8575720
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Zoning Board of Adjustments of the City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on October 3, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall to consider the request of the below addresses: Address 1606 St. Michael 1313 Ewing St. 1313 Ewing St. 616 Seydler St. 2020 Zint St. 2027 Church St. 1400 Church St. 1204 St. Louis St. Property Owner/Applicant Herb Karnau – set back variance for new house Mary Barnes/Darryl K. Russell – horse permit app. Mary Barnes/Billy Jones – horse permit app. Barry Miller/Alfred Brown – horse permit app. John DuBose/Bertha Erskin-Eddie Hunt–horse permit app. Ryan Wilkerson-horse permit app. Armando Izaguirre-horse permit app. L. Hernandez/Rogelio Perez-end 6 month probation period Recycling Center
All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please visit the City website at www.cityofgonzales.org or City Hall to view Agenda.
REQUEST FOR SEALED PROPOSALS
Gonzales County Appraisal District is soliciting proposals for the lease of mass appraisal software and hardware for the years 2012 and 2013. Specifications are available at the Gonzales County Appraisal District, 928 St. Paul Street; Gonzales, Texas 78629. For more information, contact John Liford at (830) 672-2879. All proposals must be sealed, addressed to “Gonzales County Appraisal District, Hardware and Software Proposal”, signed by an authorized representative of the vendor and must be received prior to, or on the date and time specified. Proposals may be hand delivered to Gonzales County Appraisal District, 928 St. Paul Street, Gonzales, Texas or mailed to P.O. Box 867 Gonzales, Texas 78629. Late proposals will not be accepted. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5:00 P.M., Thursday, October 20, 2011. Proposals will be opened at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the appraisal district office located at 928 St. Paul Street, Gonzales, Texas. Contract may be awarded on Thursday, October 20, 2011 during the regular called meeting of the Board of Directors which begins at 5:30 p.m. The district reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. The submitted proposals may be evaluated based on the following factors: price, cost and time of conversion, lost time due to training, for ease of operation, and the responsibility and reputation of the Vendor. The contract may be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder or to the bidder who provides goods or services at the best value for the district.
Box, Portable Microwave. $50.00 each. 361-596-4502 or 361-401-0556. -------------------------For Sale: Used 2x4’s. Call 263-1181 for information. -------------------------Radio Controlled “R/L” model airplane kits. Kits are complete. Engine and radio sold separate. Kits range from $5.00 to $15.00. Call for details, 512-431-0823. -------------------------Like new, 26” Men’s 21 spd., $50 obo. Call Theresa at 830203-5212. -------------------------2000 Buick Century, large capacity Estate Clothes Dryer, Kingsize mattress & standard box spring. 857-8090. -------------------------2 Teenagers Formals-Party Dresses. 1 White w/spaghetti Strap, with rhinestones. 1 Beige/ golden color, spaghetti straps, gold rhinestones. Call 672-8034 or come by 1822 St. Louis. -------------------------Heavy, vinyl tarps. 15’x50’. UV proof, tuff boogers. $50 each. 830-6602813. -------------------------6 oak restaurant booths w/copper inlaid tops. Large
GONZALES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION GONZALES, TEXAS IMPROVEMENTS TO GADC INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Separate sealed bids addressed to the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) (OWNER) clearly labeled IMPROVEMENTS TO GADC INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION will be received at Gonzales City Hall, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas 78629, until 2:00 o’clock P.M. on October 6, 2011, and then publicly opened and read aloud immediately. This project entails the construction of approximately 500-linear feet of street with curb & gutter, installation and removal of temporary erosion controls, site re-vegetation, and pavement repairs. The Contract Documents, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Bid Proposal, Bid Bond, Agreement, Performance and Payment Bonds, General Conditions, Special Conditions, Notice of Award, Notice to Proceed, Technical Specifications and Plans, together with any Addenda are available at Doucet & Associates, Inc. (830-6721205), 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, or at Doucet & Associates, Inc., (512-583-2600), 7401 B Hwy 71 West, Suite 160, Austin, TX 78735. Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be examined and purchased for a non-refundable fee of $30.00. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s check or certified check upon a national or state bank in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total actual bid price payable without recourse to the Gonzales Economic Development Corporation, or a bid bond in the same amount from a reliable surety company as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract and execute required performance and payment bonds. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder: however, the right is reserved, as the interests of the OWNER may require, to reject any and all bids, and to waive any informality or minor defects in bids received. Bids may be held by the GEDC for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening for Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract. There will be no pre-bid conference. Contractors shall make their own individual site inspections and/or investigations to make themselves aware of existing conditions/issues. Failure to make adequate observations and/or ask questions shall not be grounds for requesting additional work or services. Questions shall be forwarded to J. Keith Schauer, P.E., 427 St. George Street, Suite 304, Gonzales, Texas 78629, (830) 672-1205, by 5:00 o’clock September 30, 2011.
Accolade Homecare, a regional faith based homecare provider is looking for knowledgeable, energetic and compassionate Registered Nurses who delight in serving others. Our office is located in Yoakum and we are seeking full time and PRN Registered Nurses to manage care for our patients in the Yoakum and Victoria areas. Accolade Homecare offers competitive salaries, mileage reimbursement, generous PTO benefits, excellent health and life insurance options, a 401k program, and an excellent work environment. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dot Heller at 361-401-1209 or you may email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
needed for J Bar B Foods at our Weimar and Waelder facilities. Needed to perform a variety of job duties ranging from: Operating mixing, stuffing and cooking machinery, placing and removing product from racks, washing items used in the production of our products, inspecting and packing the finished products.Qualified candidate will have the ability to work in a COLD environment. Follow instructions and directions. The ability to interact cordially with our employees to accomplish common tasks is essential to this position.
Excellent benefits offered. MUST be available to work overtime and weekends. Please send resume and salary requirements to:email@example.com If interested please apply in person at J Bar B Foods, 1078 Hwy 90 W, Weimar, TX or at 100 Main Street, Waelder, TX.
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HAY FOR SALE
Hay for Sale. 120 large round bales of coastal. Heavily fertilized. $70.00. 830582-1057. -------------------------Heavily fertilized, horse quality, coastal square & round bales. Bebe, Tx. 210-326-6053.
Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms Inc Now Hiring Full-Time for
Irrigation • Production • Packing Harvesting • Maintenance • Night Sanitation
We offer competitive wages along with 401K, Vacation and Life Insurance Plan Apply in person at Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms Inc., County Road 348, Gonzales, Texas 830-540-4516. An EOE Employer
Dozer BD26 - Mitsubishi, 40hp, good condition, sell $9,800 or trade for larger. Call after 5 p.m. 361594-3668. -------------------------For Sale: 4 bale hay hauler. $1,000. (830) 437-2826. -------------------------For Sale: Case 970 tractor, new rear tires. $5,000. (830) 3778814. -------------------------John Deere 350 C Dozer. 90% Condition Overall and 1988 Wrangler, new motor. Sahara special Make offer on Jeep and Tractor. Call 8571781.
CDL DRIVERS NEEDED
Bobtail Truck Driver Day & Night Positions Available Requirements: Class A CDL with HazMat/Tanker Endorsements Must be at least 25 years of age Insurance, 401K and vacation included Applications available at: Schmidt & Sons, Inc. 2510 Church St. • Gonzales, Texas 78629 www.schmidtandsons.com (830) 672-2018 • James @ ext. 107
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For Sale: Cat D6C Dozer, power shift, hydraulic single blade, Hyster Winch w/cable, brush cab, extra set tracks pads. 830-4375759. -------------------------Ford 3000 Tractor. Diesel. $4,800. Call 830-203-9385. -------------------------1977 WW 2-horse straight load bumper pull. Good condition - ready to haul. Asking $2,000. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------Old western saddle, needs repair $150 (512) 917-4078. -------------------------2 wheel trailer. Call Robert at 830-2030540.
299, Box 577. -------------------------1988 Wrangler, new motor. Sahara special and John Deere 350 C Dozer. 90% Condition Overall. Make offer on Jeep and Tractor. Call 857-1781. -------------------------“Simply the best deal on new Chevrolets and GMCs and over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grafe Chevrolet GMC - Hallettsville, TX - 800 798-3225 or 361-798-3281.” -------------------------1989 Ford Conversion Van. Super clean interior, good motor & A/C, transmissions slips, $1,900 firm. 830-437-5659 or 8576565. -------------------------2000 Jeep Wrangler SE Sport 2D, New Tires and New Sony Stereo. 107,000 miles. Great Condition. Asking $7,000 obo. Call 361-8653353. -------------------------For Sale: 2001 Crown Victoria Ford, price $3,250. Call 830-5876230 or 830-8575559. -------------------------1998 Chevrolet, heavy 1/2 ton 4WD, 350CC engine. New AC. $5,000. Call 830203-0147. -------------------------Van for Sale. $3,800 OBO. 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Wellmaintained, very clean. 181,000 miles. Great for family or hauling van. Call 512905-8226. -------------------------2,000 F-250, Powerstroke, Ford Diesel truck, Hunter Green, Tow Ball, Bedliner, CLEAN, 182K Miles. Power windows, locks. $6,500 cash. (512) 917-4078. -------------------------2005 Yamaha V-Star Classic with Silverado Package. Lots of extras. 1995 F-250 4x4 Supercab Diesel 5-speed. 281-3309417. -------------------------2009 Honda Trailwagon, w/dump bed, headlights, receiver hitch & seat belts. 2wd w/rear differential. $2,500. For more information, 672-8580. -------------------------2007 Saturn Ion, 56,000 Miles $5000 worth of performance parts. $9000 OBO 830-203-0282. -------------------------For sale: 1998 GMC P/U, V8 automatic, 2D Extended Cab, 181K miles, bed liner, tow-package, $3,800. 830-203-0287.
HOMES FOR RENT
2BR/2BA house for rent, w/covered patio, w/electricity. Lots of trees, quiet. No pets, no smoking. $650/mo + dep. 1st and last months. Appliances available. Luling area. 210-386-1399. -------------------------Home in Seguin for Rent. Two bedroom, one bath. Completely updated with all new appliances. $750.00 per month and $750.00 deposit. Call Debbie at 830-445-9583 for details. -------------------------House in country for rent. 3/2, nice yard. 361-594-3233 or 830-857-4364.
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miles, tires excellent, new battery & new rear tire. $5,200.00 FIRM. Call 830-560-0238. -------------------------2 80CC Kawasaki 4-wheelers for sale. $900/each. Call 830-534-4996. -------------------------Enduro 55 lb. Thrust Minn Kota used 1 hour. $150. 916 Qualls St., Gonzales. -------------------------Boat Fender and life vests. $5 to $10 each. 916 Qualls St., Gonzales. -------------------------For Sale: 2007 Honda Shadow, VT 750 C2, 3,902 Miles. Like New condition. $3,000.00. Call after 5:00 p.m. M-F. 830540-3555. -------------------------2006 Buell Blast 500cc bike. Made by Harley-Davidson. Only 2,100 miles. Gets 62 miles to a gallon. Great fun, easy to ride, beginners or experienced. $2,500 obo. Located near Old Moulton. Cell, 830-857-0734, after 6, can call 361-5967317. -------------------------FOR RENT: 2-RV Parking Sites, shade trees, all hook ups. 5 miles East Gonzales. $350/mo. Call 263-0292. -------------------------5 RV Spots for rent. $350/mo. Electric, sewer hookups, water all included in price. Off 90A and Kelly Loop. For information call 830857-3112. -------------------------2003 Dyna SuperGlide Harley 100 yr. Anniv. Gold Key addition windshield, backrest, forward controls. Great condition. $7,500. 830875-2278. -------------------------For Sale or Trade. 2006 Yamaha VStar 1100 Midnight Custom motorcycle w/helmet & deluxe motorcycle cover for sale or trade. Purchased new July 2007 - currently has only 987 miles - Pristine condition, garage kept & mature owner-must see to appreciate. $5,400 or trade for good condition Jon Boat, Jet Ski, or Pontoon boat. I can email photos. firstname.lastname@example.org. 830-672-6033. -------------------------Having Fun with piano lessons with Shelia Wright 1622 N. College St. Youth and Adults Flexible Schedule (830) 6722719.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Adorable Longhair Chihuahua puppy, last one, is looking for a new home, male, 9 wks, pure bred, health, playful, raised in home with a lot of love. 1st shots, wormed. $125. 830-8759519. -------------------------Dobermans. AKC Registered, Black/ Tan, Born 7-2-11, 4 females. Warlock Breeding. Shots & Wormed, tails and dewclaws, $150. 830-857-3232. -------------------------Free coonhound mix pups. Two spayed females, 1st shots, wormed, 6 months old. Rescued after abandoned on dirt road. Smart, healthy, gentle, already hunting together. Get along with other dogs. 830-540-4591. -------------------------For Sale: Dog carrying cage. Asking $40.00. Call 361208-3565. -------------------------AKC German Shorthair pointer puppies for sale. Great hunters & family companions. Male $200; female - $250. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Pups For Sale. Great Pyrenees, (1/8 Anatolian). Call Sammie Gibson at (830) 203-
8666. -------------------------Professional pet grooming with a Pawsitive experience. Call Stacy Garcia @ 830-540-3344 or 972-464-6312. I do difficult dogs, also Saturdays with appointments. -------------------------Very cute Rat Terrier puppies. 6 wks old. $75. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Tiny Chihuahua puppies. 8 wks. Registered. S/W, tiger striped, Apple Head. $150-$175. 210-379-0771. -------------------------Cocker Spaniels AKC, 3 males, shots & wormed. $250.00. 830-540-4368 or 830-203-8511. -------------------------2 Great Dane puppies. Asking $225. 857-5147. -------------------------Rhodesian Ridgeback and lab mix puppies. With ridges $50. They are blond, brown and tan. Without ridges, $25. Will be big dogs around 75-100 lbs. Call Leia Dalton at 830-2632570. -------------------------AKC Bichon Puppy’s. Shots and wormed. Females, $500; Males, $450. 830-540-4368. 830203-8511, cell.
Bar Stools, 2-24” dark w/rattan cane, swivel seats, nice. $35.00 each. 2-24” V-finish ladder back w/woven seats. $15.00 each. 830263-1702. -------------------------Beautiful 6 month old dark brown all leather sofa & loveseat, 4 recliners built in. Very comfortable. Need to sell, too large for room. Store will not take back. They are custom made. Paid $4,000, will take $3,000 for them. Call 672-3613. -------------------------Cargo style sofa. $100.00. Call 361772-5859. -------------------------Custom Designed Western motif 3 panel decorative screen, 54”x78 1/2’, horses, brands & leather look, $395. 512-917-4078. -------------------------For sale antique set twin beds, antique wardrobe, table with chairs, sofa and two matching chairs. 830-672-7347. -------------------------For sale 3 piece antique loveseat, lamp’s new and used mobile chair with batteries. 1827 St. Louis 830-672-8034.
Little Miss Dawn’s Cleaning Services Residential, RV. Janitorial Services, Carpet Cleaning, Window Cleaning, Floor Maintenance, Laundry & Ironing. At reasonable Rates. Licensed & Bonded.(512) 5086221. -------------------------I want to share my gift of making a room come alive. I can see the room and vision what I can do. Clean picture frames, knickknacks, move furniture around. If thats what it takes to make my vision come alive. Guaranteed you will be enchanted. Just give me a try, give Laura’s Gift a call. 830-203-5180. Free estimates on site. -------------------------You Vacation, I’ll take care of the place. Includes pets, yard, grandma. References. Mature lady. Gonzales, 512-296-4845. -------------------------Do you need your house cleaned? No job is too small or too big. $10-$15/hr. Available M-S. Call Brittany Balderas at 445-0703. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email bjbrzozowski@yahoo. com. -------------------------Experienced Care Giver excellent references available for private setting in home hospital and nursing home. Day and night. 361865-0286 or 832655-9195. -------------------------Dennis Fojtek (Mechanic), Moulton, Tx. 713-408-9388. Repairs the following: tractors, lawn mowers, tillers, chain saws, trucks etc. -------------------------Private Caregiver. 20+ years experience. Hospice certified. Looking to do private duty, cook, clean, drive. 361772-2011.
Ironing done, in my home can pick up & deliver. References if needed. Call Louise (830) 582-1120. -------------------------Will clean your house. I’m dependable and have references. Call Mary at 830-672-4691. -------------------------All-around handyman available. I also build sheds, 16x8 tool shed. Call 830857-1959. -------------------------Building Demolition – House, barns, etc. 830-263-0663 or 830-203-0540. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you don’t want to do, Junk hauling, Tree Removal, Lot clearing, House pressure washing, office help, ranch, farm, lawn & Flower beds, Barbed wire fence repair, gutter cleaning, I do windows. One call does it all. Call Terry (830 203-1503 or (830) 857-5927.
LAWN & GARDEN
Need help with lawn or pool? Please call Gene Kridler at 830-8571576. -------------------------Lawn care & shredding. Call for free estimates. 830-2039385. -------------------------Lawn mowing service, residential & commercial. Liability ins., free estimates and low cost.. No job too large or too small. 830-263-4181. -------------------------Will mow yards reasonable rates. Call for free estimate, 830-8575147.
Excellent condition. Call 361-218-1880. -------------------------2004 Fleetwood RV Pecos pop-up. Like new, only pulled from dealer. $4,000. Both units located near Old Moulton. Call 857-0734 or 361-596-7317. -------------------------1990 25ft Dutchman travel trailer for sale. Fifth wheel hitch, queen size bed and couch, rear bathroom with closet, gas stove and microwave, new tires. Gonzales area, $4,000. 830857-4750. -------------------------1976 Ford Eldorado Motorhome. V-8, super clean, good motor & A/C. New refrigerator. $3,700/ obo. 830-437-5659 or 857-6565. -------------------------24 ft. 2006 bought in 2007. Zeppelin Travel Trailer w/ slide out; Lg. corner shower, qn. bed, m/w, stove, refrigerator, sat./cable prep, tires 2-yrsold. $9,800; located near Gonzales. Call 936-203-4378 or 936-594-9809. -------------------------FOR SALE: 25 ft. 5th wheel travel trailer with 5th wheel hitch. Good condition. Microwave, stove, refrigerator, sleeper couch, queen bed. Asking $4,000. Call 830437-2359. -------------------------1996 Pace Arrow. Ready to travel. Good condition. Runs well. 830-6603883. -------------------------2009 38’ Landmark. 3 slide-outs. Like new. King size bed. Great Buy. $39,900. 830-437-5211.
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Duplex, + 2 M/H set up, Moulton..... $56,000 Ideal family home Rivercrest, Sold 3BR/2BA...$130,000..Reduced......$115,000 1602 Water St.-commercial/rental..$150,000 2342 FM 108, 3 bd.,2 story home...$145,000 4 acs with extra nice redonehome....$155,000 70 acs., wooded, hills, game, tanks ........................................................$420,000 153 acs., FM 2091...........................$795,000 8.7 acs., city limits..........................$120,000 58 acs., trees, potential, edge of town........... ......................................................$12,000/Ac. 4+ Acres, city ..................................$125,000 6 Acres, 183 N., city........................ $195,000 Highway 183 N: 1.9acs., across from new Sale Pending motel.................................................$65,000 1.4 Acres - US 183S., 3BR/2BA, MH., office....................................................$150,000 Lot - Live Oak....................................$8,000
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Fire Fox Go Cart, 1 seater, very good condition. $375. Call after 5 p.m. 361-594-3668. -------------------------2000 Wellcraft, 14 ft. flatbottom, 8 hp Johnson, trailer. Great shape. Ready to fish. $1,500. 361594-8247. -------------------------For Sale: Motorcycle trailer, $100. (830) 377-8814. -------------------------2008 Honda Fourtrax with only 250 miles $3,500 o.b.o. 830-857-5236. -------------------------Harley Sportster, 883 Custom, 2005 model. Hwy. guard bars, detachable windshield, saddle bags, windshield bag. Yellow custom paint, garage kept, excellent condition, never laid down. 9K
RV’s FOR SALE
GREAT DEAL! 1997 Kountry Star 34 ft., 5th Wheel. 2 slideouts, upgraded kitchen, ducted A/H, 11 storage compar tmenbts, ceiling fans. NADA. com/RV appraised RV at $15,900. Asking $10,000. Great home for oilfield. Located in Rockport, TX. 361-6451009. -------------------------2004 Wildcat 5th Wheel RV. 28 ft., equipped to sleep 5, w/lrg. slide containing sofa & dinette. Lots of storage. Adapted to pull as gooseneck.
3/2, Singlewide Mobile Home. All electric, excellent condition. Also, Zenith 25 in. console TV and 25 inch color TV. All in excellent condition. Call 830672-6414. -------------------------For Sale: 3br/2ba Fleetwood Mobile Home. 1,728 sq. ft. New roof, laminated wood floors, new windows, new furnace and door. Antique bath tub. 85% completely new remodeling throughout house. Must sell fast and be moved. Reduced $18,000/obo. Call 830-445-9889. -------------------------For Sale: 7.3070 Acres w/1973 Doublewide Mobile Home. 14 mi. South, FM 1117 in Seguin, TX. Mobile home is in need of repair. New water well. There are two septic tanks on property. Asking $56,000. Call 830401-0147.
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HOMES FOR RENT
For Rent: 3/2 house in town. $775/mo $400/deposit. 830832-3163. -------------------------2BR/1BA home in Shiner. Contact 361-594-3201 or leave message. -------------------------3BR/2BA home for rent on 318 DeWitt St. Central Air. Big back yard. $850/ mo., $500/dep. Call 830-445-9294.
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vGONZALES New home under construction, complete by 9/30/11. Home has 3 bed/2 baths, metal roof, double pane windows, pec plumbing system, HUGE monster size lot with large trees, great location, 711 St. Francis Gonzales..........................................$159,500 vTHOMPSONVILLE 2br/1ba home on 30 ac. Recent new metal UNDER CONTRACT Con roof, remodeled and updated. On CR 240 in Thompsonville ........................................................................................... $199,500 vWAELDER 97.44 acres, 4BR ranch house, great house, oil/gas income, Ranching/Investment............................................$750,000 vGONZALES 28 acres, 2 story, 3BR, 2 Bath custom built home.. ............................................................................................$375,000 vTHOMPSONVILLE 10 ac. fronting CR 240........ $4,900.00/ac. vRED ROCK 181 acres......................................................$895,000 vGONZALES 2.25 acres fronting Oil Patch Lane. Raw land includes metal shed and fencing............................................................$50,000 vGONZALES One acre fronting Oil Patch Lane withwater, phone and elec. ready for hook-up....................................................$50,000 vGONZALES 7.62 acres SOLD w/access to Sarah DeWitt. Con Bank Foreclosure, great investment.....................................$42,000 vWAELDER Poultry Farm. 4 breeder hen houses, 50 acres, mobile home.........................................................................$1,250,000
For Sale: 1981 Chevy dually, 10’ dump bed, $1,800. 1986 Chevy dually, welding bed, $1,800. 1970 Ford gravel truck, new brakes, $1,000. 1965 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, flat bed, $600. Call (830) 377-8814. -------------------------Grill Guard and Running Boards for 2002 Durango. Westin Brand, excellent condition. $300. Call 830560-0238. -------------------------For Sale. Older Buick Regal Sport Car. Engine is gone. Body, tires are almost new. Air condition system is new. Make me an offer. 361-594-2129. Shiner, County Rd.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Turn your favorite pet photo into a work of art! Artist Brenda Shannon, Pastel or Acrylic. Great gift idea. (512) 917-4078. -------------------------5 Cockatiels. 2 years old. Yellow and gray. $50 each. Call 830-534-5930.
Needs a strong rider. Gentle, calm disposition. $850/firm. Call 361-596-4954. -------------------------Black Limousin & Black Angus Bulls. Also Heifers. Gentle. Increase your weaning waits. Delivery available. 979-2635829. -------------------------Reg. Polled Hereford Bulls. One year to 3 1/2 years, $1,100-$1,500. Also Reg. Heifers, 1 yr. olds. $650-$850. Call 830-540-4430. -------------------------For Sale. 3 black Brangus Bulls, 1 red Brangus Bull. 2 yrs. old. No papers. $1,200/each. 830437-5772. -------------------------For Sale. Female mare, 6 yrs. old. $500. Please call if interested. 713203-2814. -------------------------Riding lessons in Gonzales. My horses or yours. For more information please call, 830203-0470. -------------------------APHA flashy mare for sale. Broke to ride. FMI please call 830-203-0470. $1750.00. Used in Playdays/trailride. -------------------------Pretty Reg. A.Q.H.A. Cremello Colt, 6 months old. Great conformation. Good bloodline Hollywood Gold &
REAL ESTATE LAND
acre. Corner lot, zoned for resident i a l / co m m e rc i a l. Luling. $150,000. 830-875-6975. -------------------------53.35 Improved Pasture with 3/2 older home, CA/H, on FM 1116. 5 miles from downtown Gonzales. Live Oaks, lots of new fence. After 5 p.m. call 830-437-2955 or 830-857-4242. -------------------------Home For Sale; New Construction; 2 bed/1 bath; 1504 Weimar Street; $74,900; 100% financing for qualified buyers; 830203-5065. -------------------------House for Sale. 3BR/1 bath or 2 BR and dining room, carport & storage building in back. Phone, 830-2035181, good bargain. -------------------------3BR/2BA at 1609 Gardien St. 1,400 sq. ft, 2 living areas, lg. fenced yard. $94K. 830-203-1874. -------------------------4BR/1BA, privacy fenced-in yard. 1000 Cuero St., Gonzales. Open lot in front of house, carport. Good condition. About 20 yrs. old. $75,000. Call 830-203-0389 for information. Abundant wildlife, great hunting, pond, nice homesite. $4,500/acre. Call 713-203-2814 for information.
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Mobile Massage is now serving Gonzales & Luling. Specializing in Therapeutic Massage for pain in lower back, neck, knees etc. Also corporate chair massage. 13 years experience. LMT Steve Turner, Lic. # MT021213. Call 830-857-0270. “Let me help getting you mobile.” -------------------------Brush Busters. Bobcat, w/tree cutter attachment, land clearing, mesquite spraying, fence building, misc. odd end jobs. Reasonable Rates. Call James at 512738-0848. -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & Repairs, new construction, additions,meter loops, ceiling fans, metal buildings, panel upgrades, etc. 830-437-5747. -------------------------Photographer - Professional, Affordable, and Convenient. Specializing in families, children
and maternity photography sessions. Or relax and enjoy your special day by hiring “Memories by Maxwell” to shoot your birthday/anniversar y party, retirement ceremony, wedding, baptism, or other memorable event. Call Nikki today to schedule your event or session. (512) 2274040. Located in Gonzales. Will travel to events within surrounding area. -------------------------No Limit Accessories David Matias, Owner 830-263-1633 1026 St. Paul St., Gonzales Window Tinting, Commercial. Call for appointment. -------------------------Need a monument or marker? Save $$ on monuments, markers. High Quality. Less Cost Monuments & Markers. 1405 Conway St., Gonzales, the IOOF Building. 830-8578070.
Polish crested Blue Legged Bantam Chickens. 512-2725147. -------------------------HACCP Trained person need to help write HACCP plan for poultry. 830339-0419. -------------------------Boer Goats for Sale: 1 Billy, 6 mths. 1 Nannie, 6 mth & 5 Adult Nannies. Sell as package deal or individual. 830-5600238. -------------------------Baby Guineas. $2.00 each, your choice. Multiple colors. 830-540-4063. Leave number, will return call. -------------------------For Sale: Guinea eggs for setting. Call 830-672-7384. -------------------------For Sale: Calf table/ shoot with self catch gate. $950. 830-437-5747. -------------------------For Sale: Sorrel Gelding, 10 yrs. old. Big, strong, sound ranch horse. Very good looking.
IN: Outdoor Living, Fully Concealed Appliances, Bathroom Suites OUT: Formal Living Rooms, High Ceilings, MC Mansions
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King. $500.00. 830437-5671 or 830857-4591. -------------------------Longhorn young bulls and heifers for sale. Foundation genetics. Yard art or breeders. Gold Star Longhorns, Bob Tinstman, 830-5404591. -------------------------For Sale: Black Angus Bulls. 1 1/2 yrs. old. $1200-$1500. 830-437-5772. -------------------------Yearling smoky grulla dun filly (solid). Has halter on and has been trailered. Asking $600 OBO. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------17 year sorrel paint with blue eye. Originally trained in western pleasure - used for trail rides. Asking $1,200. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------7 year dun paint. Well trained, ready to finish your way. Asking $2,000. (830) 857-5695. -------------------------White Leghorn chickens, $7.00 each. 830-8574580. -------------------------MINI-DONKEYS. Great pets, loves people. All ages and colors, some “cross” designs, 36” tall. 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152. -------------------------M I N I - G OAT S . (Dwarf Nigerians) 18” to 24” tall. Good weed eaters. Fun to have around. Beautiful silver and white herd sire. (7 left) 830-672-6265, 830-857-4251, 830672-5152.
K&S Storage Units 922 St. Peter, Gonzales, Texas. Units are available for rent with specials. First Month $10.00 - Move in special for month of August and September!!! Call 830-445-9583 or 830-857-3505 for details. -------------------------APACHE STORAGE The Store All Place is located at 2502 Harwood Rd. Gonzales, TX. 830-2035115.
Looking for a good, used 3 wheel bike for adult. Call Paula at 672-3747. -------------------------The Heights of Gonzales Activity Department is looking for a fridge/freezer to hold supplies for event refreshments. If you would like to donate or know of one that is reasonably priced, contact Gwen Koncaba, 830-672-4530. -------------------------Professional Artist needs coastal round bales of hay. Will barter for artwork. Brenda Shannon, 512-917-4078. -------------------------Want to Buy used electric wheelchair, 5 yrs. old or approx. Jet 3 Ultra. 830-4372232. -------------------------Wanted: Any make rifle, caliber 22-250. Call 830-857-1781. -------------------------I want to buy a used shower stall & kitchen cabinets. 830-437-5659 -------------------------WANTED: Old, broken and unwanted costume and vintage jewelry, chain necklaces/belts and loose beads. I am a crafter who loves beading and making jewelry, and can’t afford new, full price beads. I will make an offer. I am in Gonzales. Please help me with my hobby. YOUR TRASH IS MY TREASURE! Call (512) 227-4040 today. -------------------------Wanted: Heavy duty metal shelving, 6-7 ft. tall, 3-5 ft. long, 12-24 inches deep. 832-4195275. -------------------------Looking for a nice house in or near Gonzales. 940-2844255. -------------------------Small family owned trucking company looking to lease or purchase 5-15 acres in Gonzales or surrounding area. Prefer w/shop or building. Call 501589-5097. -------------------------Wanted: Looking for Deer Lease to pay by the day. 361596-7792. -------------------------Needed: I need to rent a 2 bed or 3 bedroom apartment or house in Gonzales or Luling area. Please call
Buy loose gemstones and allow us to custom design your upcoming gift. Over 1,000 cts. to choose from. Call 979-743-5840. -------------------------Hello. Need someone to fill in for an absent employee for a day or two. Maybe I can help. I’m 54, female, coowner auto shop, 16 yrs, Dental Asst. 3 yrs, Photographer, newspaper & aerial, weddings, etc, great with the public & full of common sense. 24 hr. prior notice. Will be glad to drop by before hire. Laura Gift, 830-203-5180. -------------------------JCK Services. Tree shearing, brush stacking, stump treatment, small brush grubbing. Call Jeff (830) 2631016 or Wayne, (830) 857-3611. -------------------------Welding, Fabrication and repairs. Call 830-437-5747. -------------------------A/C & Electrical side jobs: New installs, A/C maintenance, Condenser changeouts, Residential & Commercial at affordable prices. Please call David anytime at 830263-1747. -------------------------Ranch Hand Work. Rounding up cattle, fence work. Willing to learn. Call Steven & Gerald, 512-5388950. -------------------------Need help with lawn or pool? Please call Gene Kridler at 830-8571576. --------------------------
For Sale: 37 acres land. North of Waelder, TX. FMR 1296. Contact Info. 830-237-9227. -------------------------6+ Acres for Sale or Lease. Build to suit. End of Oil Patch Lane. Call 210-4160041. -------------------------Small acreage for sale or lease on US 183 just North of US 90A in Gonzales. Great for oilfield, etc. 830-203-0470. -------------------------Approximately 10 acres for lease in Gonzales. Great for commercial business. For more info please call 830-2030470. -------------------------For Sale: 7.3070 Acres w/1973 Doublewide Mobile Home. 14 mi. South, FM 1117 in Seguin, TX. Mobile home is in need of repair. New water well. There are two septic tanks on property. Asking $56,000. Call 830401-0147. -------------------------Lot for Rent. $100/ month. 70’x130’ on Church St. Call 830423-2103. -------------------------25 acres for sale. I-10 & 304 area.
511 Williams, Updated, 2BR/1BA, central A/C & Heat. Insulated. Wood floors throughout, kitchen & shower hard tile. Nancy, Stobaugh, Realtor, 512-297-8500, Sale or Lease. -------------------------Brick Home for Sale. 4BR/3BA, 1513 St. Michael Street on about 1 acre. Lots of trees. 830-857-5231 or 830-857-5236. -------------------------House for Sale/To Be Moved: 3BR/1Ba frame house, pier & beam foundation, central A/H. Buyer responsible for moving house from property, $6,000. 830-857-4172. -------------------------Two story, eleven room home which includes three bedroom, two baths. Apprx. 2,500 sq. ft. on about an half
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The contenders, pretenders as district begins
With the majority of our area teams wrapping up the non-district portion of their schedules, I figured I would take the opportunity to assess each team as they begin district play. There are always two trains of thought in regards to creating a nondistrict slate of games. Some coaches like to load up on lesser opponents in order to allow their teams the chance to enter into district play with a head full of steam. Others like to fill out this part of the schedule with as many challenging opponents as possible so that they will be battle-ready for league play.
By MARK LUBE
Bulldogs challenge Apaches
While every district game is a big game, Friday’s Homecoming game against Yoakum may be an especially big one for the Apaches and the Bulldogs alike. The Apaches, who sit at 4-0 on the season, welcome in a 3-1 a Yoakum team at 7:30 p.m. at Apache Field. The game is the 28-3A opener for both teams “Yoakum is a good football team,” Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock said. “This game will be two good ball clubs playing each other,” Bulldog head coach Brent Kornegay said. “The team that makes the least amount of mistakes will come out the winner.” Gonzales will have its usual candidates to carry the ball with Cecil Johnson, Donald Cartwright and Jon Anthony Casares with Landon Lock, Cory Espinosa and DJ Gonzales getting some carries as well. Quarterback Matt Hillman will have Casares, Cartwright, Espinosa and tight end CamFriday Night Lights Football roundup, See Pages C3-C4
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eron Smith as targets for his passes when the Apaches drop back to pass. Lock said Gonzales will build on what they accomplished at Columbus. “We will need to score when we have opportunities, get first downs, moved the chains and protect the football,” he said. Kornegay said the Yoakum defense will have to keep the
Apache running game bottled up, especially watching Johnson, Cartwright and Casares. “Our defense will have to play hard and let the chips land where they fall,” he said. Lock said Yoakum makes a lot of rotations on their defense. “They have a lot of kids who play on defense,” he said. “They have forced a lot of turnovers and are much improved.” Leading tackles for the ‘Dogs are Blake McCracken, Devante Price, Timmy Blakeney, Rico APACHES, Page C8
Gonzales QB honored; Apaches rank No. 24
Gonzales quarterback Matt Hillman was nominated for the Marine Corps Elite Warrior of the Week for the week of Sept. 5, the Marine Corps Recruiting Station San Antonio announced. Hillman went 7-for-7 for 171 yards and three touchdown passes in the Apaches’ 45-7 win over Austin Lanier on Sept. 8. “I feel honored to be nominated for this award,” Hillman said. “This is a big state and there are a lot of players. I feel good to be nominated out of many, many players.” Hillman is a junior at Gonzales High School and is the son of Wayne and Tammy Hillman. • The Apache foot-
Neither strategy is wrong or right because I’ve seen them both work in terms of getting a team into the playoffs. The bottom line is good coaches always use the non-district games as opportunities to correct errors in execution, finalize rotations and develop depth. This column won’t include Flatonia, Hallettsville Sacred Heart, Luling, Shiner and Shiner St. Paul because they don’t begin district play this week. However, I will do the same for these schools in the immediate future. So without further adieu I offer up my list of predictions and possibilities of probable playoff positions for area schools: Cuero For the first time in a long while, the Gobblers are off to an 0-4 start. Even though they have had to play without superback Trent Jackson, they also still had to face a killer non-district schedule with perennial powerhouses Wimberley and Liberty Hill, and currently undefeated Bellville and Port Lavaca Calhoun. With such formidable games under their belts, it would be easy to rationalize their record as a matter of just playing better foes. But I’m really concerned about the ability of their skill players to get the job done. Cuero only has three offensive touchdowns all year and are averaging just 6.5 points per contest. There are some good experienced players manning the trenches in Caleb Harvey, Tommy Longoria, Randy Sierra and Javon Thomas, so it would be foolish to write off the Gobblers in district play. But at the same time with district looming, the clock is running out for Cuero to get back to being Cuero. The Gobblers are too proud to lay down for anyone, but it’s going for hard them to outscore more talented offenses like Sam Houston, Yoakum and Gonzales. It’s quite likely the winner of their game at Yoakum on Oct. 14 will get that coveted third spot for postseason play, but right now I’d give that nod to the Bulldogs. Either way, it’s going to be a down year by Cuero’s lofty standards. Predicted final record: 3-7 overall, 3-3 district. Gonzales For the second year in a row, the Apaches have steam-rolled their way to a perfect non-district 4-0 mark. Unlike last year though, Gonzales has pushed their way to perfection with an overpowering running game behind a veteran offensive line highlighted by Cody Jurek, Zac Perez-Clack, Donnie Grauke, J.T. Miller and Damien Airhart. The skill players aren’t as explosive as they were a year ago, but there’s still plenty of firepower in the Apache arsenal. Cecil Johnson goes into district
Smith with a catch
Gonzales receiver Cameron Smith covers up the ball as Columbus defenders close in during last week’s game. (Photo by Mark Lube)
ball team has also made their way into the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and TexasFootball. com’s rankings for the week of Sept. 19. The Apaches were ranked No. 24 in the Class 3A rankings, above Lubbock Estacado. Fellow 28-3A school San Antonio Sam Houston is occupying No. 21.
Road success buoys Luling
By CEDRIC IGLEHART
By MARK LUBE and CEDRIC IGLEHART
LULING — All throughout the year, Luling head coach Michael Waldie has stressed the importance of winning road games to his team. It seems as if his preachings registered because the Eagles are coming off their second straight road win, pounding Karnes City last week 41-19. “We have three tough road games in district,” said Waldie. “The only way for us to be a factor in district is to win two of the three. If you don’t do that, then you’re going to be asking for help down the road. We set the same goal for our non-district games and we were able to
do that. That was the first team goal we accomplished and that made me excited.” Perhaps almost as fulfilling for Waldie as the actual victory was the caliber of opponent it came against. “Karnes City is coming off a nine-win season last year and they’ve been to the playoffs eight of the last 10 years,” he said. “They’re the type of program that we need to start beating if we’re going to take the next step. It was exciting for us and good for the progression of our program.” Luling has another such development opportunity Friday when they face fourth-year program Fischer Canyon Lake. The Hawks (4-0) are ranked 22nd in
Class 3A by MaxPreps.com and have two big wins in their last two games, beating Sealy (3834) and Travis (52-21). “They’re very well-coached,” Waldie said. “Coach (Matt) Monzingo has done a fantastic job starting that program up and they’ve come a long way. They’re solid across the board, they’ve got good depth, and good players. They will be another tremendous challenge for us.” Canyon Lake is explosive on offense and their most dangerous weapon is running back Zach Henshaw, who has run for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. He had 254 yards for three scores in last week’s win and will garner a lot of attention from
the Eagle defense, who hopes to contain him. “Honestly it’s going to come down to tackling and making good fits with our defense,” said Waldie. “We’ve seen good backs all year. Gonzales had three good backs, Navarro had a tailback we thought was excellent and so did Karnes City. In my opinion, in high school football you’re going to face an excellent running back in 90 percent of your weeks. Henshaw is special, but we don’t put him in a different category than anybody else.” The Luling offense is starting to come around and is now averaging 237 yards per game. The Eagles have scored over 40 points in their last two games EAGLES, Page C8
‘Streak’ over, St. Paul gets back to business
early season with losses in all of its first four games. Defensive players the Cardinals will be looking out for are end Spencer Grey, linebacker Lucas Lipscomb and end Chris Frieda.
The streak is over. The St. Paul Cardinals had their 17-game run come to end last week against Flatonia, 21-17. Now, the Cardinals will get back to business and get ready for Bryan St. Joseph for a Saturday contest at 7 p.m. at Comanche Stadium. St. Paul will need rushing yards from its usual candidates of Brett Hodges, Martin Kennedy and Adam Hollenbach, and a stellar passing game from quarterback Dakota Kresta to targets such as Justin Natal, Mitchell McElroy and Cole Hybner. IGLEHART, Page C2 Bryan St. Joseph has hit a rough patch
The Mustangs will look to eradicate a two-game losing streak. But it will not be easy as they travel to Dilley for a 7:30 p.m. contest on Friday. The game will be the District 14-2ADII opener for Nixon-Smiley. “It will be a tough game for us,” Mustang head coach Carlton McKinney said. “We have had a difficult two weeks but I think our kids will be up for this game.”
Nixon-Smiley at Dilley
He said the team is searching for another running back to step up to fill in the hole left by the injury to Joe Medina. Dilley runs the spread offense with equal emphasis on the run and pass. They also have a sizeable offensive line. “They will run a lot of zone reads with quarterback Will Urban, who is their leading rusher,” McKinney said. “Our defense will need to contain him and use our quickness to offset their big line.” The offensive line will be led by tackle Riley Matthews, who is an all-District pick from last year. Defensively, the Wolves run a split defense. McKinney said they will load up to stifle ROUNDUP, Page C8
By MARK LUBE
Lady Wildcats keep building confidence
Lady ‘Dog head coach Rodney Stryk said he thought his club could have played a little better. “I know we can play better,” he said. “Sometimes, you don’t rise to the occasion.” Flatonia must improve play as it battles throughout the rest of the district season. “We had 21 errors on serving and hitting,” Stryk said. “That has to get better if we want to beat the Round-Tops, Louises and Shiners that are in our district.” The Lady ‘Dogs opened the first set with a 7-2 advantage as Chandler Fike got an early kick, and Alex Bruns and Kaci Pavlicek had great serving including an ace for each. Waelder was able to pull back a couple of points on some Flatonia miscues. Flatonia went ahead 17-4 as Waelder had trouble playing the serves of Leanna Dunk.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
WAELDER — Waelder volleyball coach Marisa Clement wants her players to continue building confidence. The Lady Wildcats hosted the Flatonia Lady Bulldogs Tuesday evening at Waelder ISD Gymnasium for the District 28-1ADII opener for both schools. Flatonia was successful with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-8, 2510) sweep. “I know our girls can play better than they did,” Clement said. “It was our first district game and now they will be getting used to seeing good competition. It was also the first time I have coached against Flatonia and now see how good they are.” Clement said another thing that will help the Lady ‘Cats is for them to put into games what they have learned and done in practice.
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Behind the service of Matilda Vela, the Lady ‘Cats pulled to within 17-7 before Flatonia went on an 8-1 run to close out the opening set. In the second set, early kills by Abi Scacherl, Abigail Rodriguez and Dunk helped the Lady ‘Dogs out to a 17-3 advantage and eventually cruised to the second-set win with the Lady ‘Cats registering a couple of points. In the third set, Waelder took an early 4-1 lead as Hailey Rincon punished Flatonia with her serves, including an ace. A kill from Courtney Mica gave the ‘Lady Dogs a 6-5 advantage which shot up to 15-7 off Waelder miscues and a pair of aces from Dunk. The Lady ‘Cats eventually got within 18-10 before a 7-0 run by Flatonia with a trio of aces from Bruns and a kill from Pavlicek closed out the Waelder’s Hailey Rincon (4) passes the ball up to teammate Alex Benitez (21) set. during Tuesday’s district match. (Photo by Mark Lube)
Passing it on
Yoakum sweeps Cuero; Shiner slaps Goliad
won a non-district match on Friday against Goliad (25-22, 25-23, 29-27). Ryah Michalec had 12 points, three aces and 18 digs; Kaylyn Benes had 12 points; LaNeisha Hunt had 12 kills; Cassie Stafford had 25 assists and Emmalie Berkvosky had four blocks. Shiner continued district play Tuesday with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-10) over Prairie Lea. Benes had 16 points and six aces; Hunt had nine kills and 11 digs and Stafford had 21 assists • The St. Paul Lady Cardinals defeated Victoria Faith Academy on Sept. 13 25-18, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20 to improve to 4-0 in district and 11-4 overall. Marrisa Ynclan had 23 kills, six aces and five blocks; Kourtney Knesek had 37 assists and Kali Kocian had 13 digs. In a 3-1 win over Flatonia, Ynclan had 13 kills, three blocks, one ace and 10 digs; Knesek had 22 assists and Alexa Schaefer had one ace. • Sacred Heart earned it fifth district win by sweeping Austin San Juan Catholic School 25-12 25-6, 25-10 on Thursday. Adrienne Klimitchek had five kills; Robyn Pavlicek had five kills; Shelby McElroy had 15 assists; Jenna Brown had nine aces and Kelsie Buchanan had five digs. “San Juan lost a lot of seniors and was a young team,” head coach Wanda Orsak said. “My goal for us was to play at a high level and finish this week with a 5-1 district record.” The Indianettes swept San Marcos Baptist Academy 25-11, 25-5, 25-19 on Monday. McElroy had 16 aces, 14 assists; Klimitchek had six kills and three blocks and Pavlicek had six kills. “We played tough at times in this match and at other times we were content to sit back and wait for their mistakes,” Orsak said. “We have to learn to earn our points and not wait for the other team to give us a point.” Sacred Heart junior varsity won 25-9, 25-17. •The Hallettsville Lady Brahmas defeated Brazosports 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-13) on Tuesday to improve its district record to 4-1. Cheyenne Dowdy had 11 kills; Ali Patek had four aces; Cassidy Targac had four blocks; Lauren Jones had 26 assists and Katie Wagner had 12 digs. Brazosport won the JV match, 25-12, 25-20. • The Flatonia Lady Bulldogs split games against Prairie Lea and Shiner St. Paul last week. On
Yoakum swept Cuero (25-18, 25-18, 25-22) on Tuesday to improve to 2-1 in district. For the Lady Bulldogs, Leslie Seidenberger had 13 kills; Ryan Hagan and Callie Witte had 13 digs; Camille Desmet had 35 assists; Ashytn Henkes had six blocks and Witte had two aces. Abby Sheppard had six kills and 15 digs for Cuero; Tiffani Shellenbarger had nine assists; Emily Valenta had three blocks and Brandi Phillips, Ashley Grahmann, Sheppard and Valenta had one ace each. Yoakum won the junior varsity match 25-19 and 25-21, and was the winner in the freshmen game, 25-19 10-25 25-13 The Shiner Lady Comanches
From coaches’ reports
Mustangs, Eagles fare well in UTSA cross country
rero crossed the line at 17:43.5 for No. 132 and Arturo Rodriguez was No. 205 in 19:07.4. For the Mustangs, Baltizer Tovar finished in No. 10 in 18:08.5; Victor Coronado was No. 12 in 18:13.3; Robbie Mejia was No. 31 in 19:19.6; Luis F. Vasquez was No. 74 in 21:26.4 and Raul Tovar followed hum in 21:27.2; Jose Vasquez was No. 93 in 22:35.2; Cain Perales was No. 95 in 22:37.2 and Luis Vasquez was No. 105 in 23:06.8. Luling’s Lady Eagles came in ninth in the Golden Girls 5K with 242 points, paced by Carley Glass’ seventh-place finish in 19:24.3. Maira Salinas placed No. 21 in 20:32.1; Kristaly Munoz at No. 55 in 21:35.7; Hanna Clark was No. 81 in 22:36 and Maria Castillo was No. 92 in 24:21. The Lady Apaches finished the Girls 3A two mile-race in No. 20 with 626 points. Contessa Baird was No. 55 in 13:42.2; Kimberly DeLeon was No. 112 in 14:31.4; Dora Rodriguez was No. 149 in 15:09.2; Alejandra DeLeon was No. 171 in 15:30.2; Katy Guerra was No. 189 in 15:52.1; Brittany Pakebusch placed 194 in 16:02.0 and Juana Sanchez was No. 201 in 16:32.6. Alexander Villafranca of Cuero was No. 46 in 13:32.6 while teammate Luzy Flipse was No. 69 in 13:57.9 and Sarah Southern was No. 76 in 14:01.0 In the Boys 3A 5K, Cuero runner Jordan Venor was No. 113 in 19:51.1. The Yoakum girls cross country team edged out Lockhart by nine points, 27-36, to take first in the Moulton cross country meet on Sept. 10 in the Girls 3A-5A Varsity race. The Lady Apaches were third with 65 points and Columbus was fourth with 77. Host Bobkatz held a 15-point cushion for the title in the Boys 1A-2A Varsity Division, defeat-
Sept. 13, Flatonia defeated Prairie Lea 3-0 (25-8, 25-11, 25-10) for a district win. Leanna Dunk had nine kills: Alex Bruns had 19 assists; Courtney Mica had three digs and Kaci Pavlicek had seven aces. On Friday, Shiner St. Paul won 3-1 (25-22, 15-25, 25-19, 25-18). Dunk had 13 kills, four blocks; Bruns had 27 assists; Mica had 17 digs with Abigail Rodriguez and Abigail Schacherl each scored an ace. • Gonzales fell to Pleasanton 3-1 to fall to 1-2 in 28-3A play. • Nixon-Smiley fell to Universal City-Randolph in three sets (19-25, 17-25, 17-25) to fall to 1-2 in district. Kelby Henderson had eight kills; Jessica Flores had 10 assists; Jennifer Flores had eight digs and D’Laine Palacio had two aces.
Several area teams took part in the Ricardo Romo meet Saturday at University of Texas-San Antonio. The Nixon-Smiley and Luling boys both placed ninth in the Boys 2A 5K and the Gold Boys 5K with 191 and 278 points, respectively. The Eagles top finisher was Jose Campos with a No. 25 finish in 16 minutes, 27.0 seconds; Danny Castillo was No. 39 in 16:35.7; Michael Barnett was No. 41 in 16:39.9; Brian Guerrero was No. 106 in 17:29.8; Will Frazier was No. 108 with a time of 17:32; Fabian Guer-
IGLEHART: A few teams with post-season aspirations
Continued from page C1 play as the league’s top rusher with 634 yards and nine scores, JonAnthony Casares has three touchdowns on just eight catches, and Matt Hillman is emerging as an effective field general after missing most of last year due to injury. The Apaches missed the playoffs in 2010 because of a close loss at Sam Houston and a surprising loss at La Vernia, where they may have been caught looking ahead to the season finale with Cuero. Don’t expect to see such a loss of focus out of Gonzales this season, but do expect revenge to be a motivating factor when host Sam Houston in two weeks in what I believe will be a game where the winner goes on to claim the district championship. Predicted final record: 10-0 overall, 6-0 district. Hallettsville What do we know about the Brahmas beyond their 1-3 record? Well for starters, this team is not as bad as their mark suggests. Coach Tommy Psencik has his program heading in the right direction, but it was a tall order expecting them to be any better at this point than .500 after opening the season at Ganado, and hosting Refugio and 3A Yoakum. The Brahmas can move the football with Carson Schindler, Braden Kahanek, Teidrick Smith and Trevor McGee. The problem is they’ve had difficulty finding the end zone this year, averaging 14 points per game. That’s not going to get it done in a district that includes Edna, Hempstead and Rice Consolidated. Predicted final record: 3-7 overall, 2-4 district. Nixon-Smiley The Mustangs got off to a promising start with wins at Flatonia and over Bloomington, but have regressed in recent weeks with back-to-back losses to Yorktown and Sacred Heart. It will be interesting to see how NixonSmiley will divvy up the carries while former 1,000-yard rusher Joe Medina sits out with a leg injury, but it appears sophomore Jared Van Auken is in line to get his fair share along with Alex Hernandez, Miguel Hernandez and Jaime Moreno. The Mustangs will need to return to the form that caused them to field the district’s second-best rushing attack in 2010 in order to compete for a postseason slot. Karnes City is in a rebuilding year, Stockdale is scrappy but not scary, and San Antonio Brooks Academy doesn’t appear to be much more than an also-run. If the Mustangs are going to win district they have to come out virtually unscathed after their three opening games with Dilley, Poth and Three Rivers, who have a combined record of 11-1. That might prove to be a knot that’s too tough to untangle, but it’s not beyond reason to think they can knock out at least of the three and convert the district race into a mad scramble. Predicted final record: 5-5 overall, 3-3 district.
ing second-place Industrial, 3853. Nixon-Smiley came in third at 68 followed by Victoria St. Joseph (105), Stockdale (131), Fayetteville (156), Ganado (171) and St. Paul (195). The Luling Eagles squeezed by Lockhart, 29-31, for first place in the Boys 3A-5A Race. Gonzales came in third (99) and Columbus in fourth (109). Lockhart won the Boys Junior Varsity race with 24 points with Yoakum second with 58, and Industrial won the JV Girls with 29 points; Yoakum was second with 58 and Moulton came in fourth with 95.
Yoakum The Bulldogs are the pleasant surprise of this season, but I’m trying to determine whether they are the real deal or just overachievers who are doing it with smoke and mirrors. Off to a 3-1 start, Yoakum has scored impressive wins against Edna, at Columbus and at Hallettsville. The only loss was a 6-0 defensive struggle with LaGrange. From a statistical standpoint the Bulldogs don’t look like anything special, but Andrew Jimenez and Blake McCracken are both averaging over seven yards per carry. Their defense is ranked in the middle among league leaders, but they have proved their mettle on the field. It should be interesting to see how well they will perform against high-powered offenses like Gonzales and Sam Houston, but at any rate, they seem to have enough talent to carry them past Cuero, La Vernia, Pleasanton and Poteet. Pencil them in for the playoffs. Predicted final record: 7-3 overall, 4-2 district.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Gonzales gets the plays when it needs them, improves mark to 4-0
By MARK LUBE
Apaches erupt to thwart Columbus
Casares aided the defensive effort with two picks, including picking off Darius Stevens on a wide-receiver reverse pass in the second quarter. “The coaches had been on me all week in practice about that trick play,” he said. “I read it right and got it at the right time.” Lopez said the defense did well but had a couple of mistakes. “We thought it would be a really tough job to contain their speed but it was not as bad as we thought.” he said “The secondary started out slow. We got scored on the first (Columbus offensive) play but overall we played a heck of a game,” Casares said. Gonzales moved the ball on the opening possession but penalties stalled it. Columbus muffed the punt and the Apaches had a first down at the Cardinal 32. Matt Hillman went to Cartwright for the score with the extra point no good. It took Columbus one play to answer — a 55yard pass from starting quarterback Seth Vickers to Stevens. The point after was blocked and the score was tied 6-6. Hillman was picked off on the Apaches’ next two possessions. But Columbus made miscues after getting those turnovers — failing to covert a fake-punt play and having a field goal blocked. Casares picking off Stevens’ reverse pass with 1:31 left in the half set up an Apache touchdown drive, starting at the 35 of
Friday Night Lights
The Gonzales Cannon
COLUMBUS—Gonzales may not have passed the test with flying colors but still took care of business Friday night at Columbus Memorial Stadium against the Cardinals, 41-27. “I’d say the effort was there and we found ways to get into the end zone,” Gonzales head coach Ricky Lock said. He said the passing game went better than expected, the defense played well, and the offense continued running the ball effectively behind a very hardworking line. “You throw the ball well and it opens up the running game and vice versa,” he said. Lock said one of the standouts on offense was tight end Cameron Smith, who hauled in two catches for 23 yards and caught a two-point conversion pass. According to Lock, Smith has not competed in football in nearly three years. “He grew up a lot tonight,” Lock said. “Smith blocked well.” Lock also mentioned the second-half rushing performance of Cecil Johnson, overall performance by Jon Anthony Casares and the receiving of Donald Cartwright who ran the ball as well as well as blocking from Landon Lock and Hunter Noack. On defense, Lock mentioned Casares and Lopez as having good performances.
Turning the corner
By CEDRIC IGLEHART
Gonzales running back Cecil Johnson (12) picks up a block from teammate Landon Lock (23) as he turns the corner during first-half action Friday. (Photo by Mark Lube) Columbus Hillman con- a Cartwright 11-yard the second half for the Seth Vickers (kick blocked) G-Cory Espinosa 22 pass from Hillverted a third down with touchdown catch. win. man (Hillman kick) C-Royce Caldwell 80 kickoff return a 9-yard pass to Smith Johnson scored twice, He said Columbus had and later found Espinosa on a 27-yard burst and a lot of big-play potential. (kick failed) Lopez 1 run (Cameron G-Zack in the corner of the end 7-yard scamper, for a 41“They have a couple Smith pass from Hillman) C-Stevens 10 pass from Vickers (Jazone with Espinosa barely 19 Gonzales lead. of guys who can really cob Christen kick) managing to secure the With 2:29 left in the play football,” Lock said. G-Cartwright 11 pass from Hillball for the 13-6 Gonzales game, Stevens took over “They will either win dis- man (pass failed) G-Cecil Johnson 27 run (Hillman lead at the break. at quarterback. On a third trict or come in second.” kick) G-Johnson 7 run (Hillman kick) Columbus returned the and six from the Apache “We went 7-3 last year C-Stevens 1 run (Stevens run) opening kickoff of the sec- 42, Stevens took it up the and I felt like there was a ond half for a touchdown middle for 41 yards and lot of room for improve- Team stats Gonz Colum 18 8 and Gonzales responded scored two plays later. ment,” Lock said. “You First Downs Rushes-yards 45-207 28-108 with a 67-yard drive with His two-point conversion cannot win every game by Passing 14-21-2 5-10-2 Passing yards 172 103 Cartwright gaining 45 brought the game to with- a hundred.” Punts-average 2-32 1-33 yards on a wildcat direct in 41-27. “We just scored 41 on Fumbles-lost 2-0 3-1 snap and Lopez scoring The onsides kick failed the best football team we Penalties-yards 8-53 3-45 from the 1 to give Gonza- for Columbus and Gon- have faced all year.” Individual stats les a 21-12 lead. zales closed out its nonThe Apaches open 28Rushing —Gonzales: Cecil JohnThe Cardinals drove district schedule. 3A play Friday by hosting son 21-112, Donald Cartwright 13-91, Jon Anthony Casares 3-11, Landon 57 yards in just a couple Lock said the Cardinals their district rivals, the Lock 1-6, Zack Lopez 3-2, Matt Hillman 4-(-15). Columbus: Darius Steof minutes and Stevens were the toughest oppo- Yoakum Bulldogs. vens 4-42, Royce Caldwell 13-37, Tayhauled in a 10-yard score nent the Tribe has faced Yoakum is 3-1 for the lor Long 6-26, Kyle Appelt 2-4, Phillip to cut the Apache lead to in its four non-district year, including upsetting Leyendecker 1-3, Seth Vickers 2-(-4). Passing— Gonzales: Hillman 1421-19 contests. Edna 21-13 in its most re- 21-2 172. Columbus: Vicker 5-8-1 103, The Apaches then ate “Once we got adjusted cent outing. Stevens 0-2-1 0. Receiving— Gonzales:Corey Espiup the remaining time in to the speed, we were nosa 6-70, Cartwright 4-52, Cameron Gonzales 41, Columbus 27 the third with a 67-yard okay,” he said. Smith 2-23, Casares 1-26, Hillman 1-1. Gonzales 6 7 8 20—41 Columbus: Stevens 4-99, Laird Toliver march, relying on the Last year, Gonzales Columbus 6 0 13 8—27 1-4 G-Donald Cartwright 32 pass from running game and fin- trailed the Cardinals 26-6 Matt Hillman (pass failed) ishing off the drive with at halftime and rallied in C-Darius Stevens 55 pass from
Oft-maligned defense helps ‘Dogs end St. Paul win streak
jump start. On fourth and six from the Cardinal 46, Miguel Grifaldo blocked a punt and it was recovered by Aaron Manzano at the St. Paul 20. Alternating runs by Griffen and Mica resulted in a seven-yard Mica scoring run and Flatonia was on the board for the first time. Will Bruns made the extra point kick to cut the lead to 14-7 at the 8:33 mark of the second quarter. St. Paul turned the ball on downs on their next possession and Flatonia responded by mounting a 12play drive that went all the way down to the Cardinal 14. However their scoring attempt was frittered away when Colby Mica fumbled a quarterback sneak on fourth down and one, and Brett Hodges recovered it at the Cardinal 18. The Cardinals then ran a beautifully executed twominute drive - highlighted by a 26-yard strike from Kresta to Hodges - and Hybner booted a 25-yard field goal with one second left to allow St. Paul to take a 17-7 advantage into the intermission. The Bulldogs went three and out on the opening possession of the second half, but caught another break when St. Paul was facing a fourth and five on their first possession of the third quarter. A low kick on the punt ricocheted off a Flatonia player and was recovered by Christihan Rodriguez at the Cardinal 35. On the third play of the drive, Colby Mica scampered 45 yards for an apparent score but it was called back due to a holding penalty. Three plays later, they turned the ball over on downs after an incomplete pass. The Cardinals went three and out, but the punt attempt by Martin Kennedy went awry when he was pressured and tried to run for the first down. He lost five yards on the play and Flatonia took over at the Cardinal 25. Three plays later, Colby Mica snuck it in from the one and Bruns made another extra point kick to narrow the lead to 17-14 midway through the third quarter. The Bulldogs forced another three and out, and after eight straight running plays Mitchell Mica found the end zone from four yards out. Bruns’ kick made it 21-17 early in the final quarter. The Cardinals went on to run seven plays before turning the ball over on downs again. Eight plays later Flatonia was preparing to punt on fourth and 12, but St. Paul was flagged for a roughing the kicker penalty that kept the drive alive. They drove the ball down to the Cardinal 16 before failing to convert on a fourth and three run. St. Paul benefitted from a pass interference call on first down to put the ball at their 29. After two incomplete passes, Kresta was sacked on third down by Manzano with 1:39 left to play. Kresta tried to connect with Kennedy on fourth and long but Griffin had tight coverage and the ball went back to Flatonia, who ran out the rest of the clock with three straight kneel downs.
Flatonia 21, St. Paul 17 Score By Quarters Flatonia 0 7 7 7—21 St. Paul 14 3 0 0—17 Scoring Summary S - Adam Hollenbach 1 run (Cole Hybner kick) S - Hollenbach 37 pass from Dakota Kresta (Hybner kick), F - Mitchell Mica 7 run (Will Bruns kick) S - Hybner 25 field goal F - Colby Mica 1 run (Bruns kick) F - M. Mica 4 run (Bruns kick) Team Statistics Flat St. Paul First downs 13 12 Rushes-yds 54-232 26-123 Passing yds 0 138 Passes 0-10-0 12-33-0 Punts-avg 3-38 1-23 Penalties-yds 6-60 2-29 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0 Individual Statistics RUSHING - Flatonia: Mitchell Mica 21-109, Colby Mica 10-51, Dalton Griffin 19-48, Zane Ponder 2-18, Daniel Flores 2-6. St. Paul: Martin Kennedy 5-47, Adam Hollenbach 7-39, Dakota Kresta 11-30, Justin Natal 1-6, Brett Hodges 2-1 PASSING - Flatonia: Colby Mica 0-10-0. St. Paul: Dakota Kresta 12-32-
SHINER — It was supposed to be a night of celebration, but instead the theme centered around redemption. The much-maligned Flatonia defense underwent a halftime rejuvenation to pitch a second half shutout to overcome a 10-point deficit and spoil Homecoming for St. Paul with a 21-17 win. After giving up 830 yards in their first three games, the Bulldogs (2-2) allowed 261 total yards to St. Paul but they held the Cardinals to just two first downs in the game’s final two quarters. “We didn’t play very well in the first half,” said Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag. “At halftime there was some doubt in the schemes we were running, but we decided to stick with it and just play better. Defensively we played lights out in the second half.” “The bottom line is our defense is getting better. We tackled terribly in the first half, but we really improved in the second half. St. Paul is a good football team and Coach Johnston does a great job, but our kids caught on fire when we needed to. We needed this win in the worst way.” If the play of the Bulldog
defense was the game’s top story, then a close second was the play of their offensive line. Without the services of last year’s leading rusher Andres Melendez, Flatonia ran for 232 yards behind the gutsy efforts of sophomores Mitchell Mica and Dalton Griffen. Mica finished ran 21 times for a game-high 109 yards and two touchdowns, while Griffen contributed with 48 yards. “Mitchell had been fumbling the ball and we weren’t sure if we were going to give him the ball tonight,” said Freytag. “He played the game of his life tonight. We got him back on track and that makes us a much better ball club. Their skill guys were as good as our skill guys, but up front we dominated them and that was the difference in the game.” The Cardinals passing attack from the spread was lacking. Plagued by spats of inaccuracy all night, Dakota Kresta only completed 12 of his 32 passes for 138 yards. There were also several drops by St. Paul receivers including three by the sure-handed Justin Natal, who also dropped one in the end zone. “We could not complete passes tonight,” said St. Paul head coach Paul Johnston. “We missed a lot of
open receivers deep. Flatonia did a good job of taking some stuff away from us, but we just didn’t execute. You’ve got to give credit to Flatonia, but by the same token we beat ourselves with the mental mistakes. I made some bad calls and mistakes that I have to correct, so you can put a lot of this on me.” St. Paul (3-1) opened the game hitting on all cylinders. The Cardinals marched down the field with an 11-play drive that culminated in a one-yard plunge by Adam Hollenbach. Cole Hybner’s extra point kick was good and St. Paul held the early 7-0 lead. Flatonia tried to answer on the ensuing drive, but two costly penalties thwarted their scoring attempt and they were forced to boot a 44-yard punt that gave the Cardinals possession at their own 37. St. Paul wasted no time getting back on the scoreboard, as Hollenbach hauled in a screen pass on the drive’s fifth play and took it 37 yards for his second score of the game. Hybner’s kick was good and the Cardinals were up 14-0 midway through the opening frame. After punting away again on their next possession, Flatonia’s special teams gave the Bulldogs a
Big plays help Indians hurdle Mustangs
By DAVE MUNDY
Friday Night Lights
The Gonzales Cannon
Thursday, September 22, 2011
From coaches’ reports
HALLETTSVILLE — There’s something to be said for controlling the ball and running the clock in football — but when the opportunities present themselves for a big play, well, never pass up the chance. The Sacred Heart Indians used three big play strikes to open up a 21-0 halftime lead, then got a big kick return for a touchdown to take the wind out of Nixon-Smiley’s sails en route to a 35-20 non-district victory Friday at Brahma Stadium. “We knew coming in we might have to throw the ball a little, and I was very pleased at the way we threw the ball in the first half,” said Sacred Heart head coach Pat Henke. His quarterback, Jared Krischke, hit five of six passes for 119 yards and two scores in the first half and the Indians got 85 more yards on Matt Holub’s quick-opener rumble as they opened a 21-0 lead. The biggest play for the 4-0 Indians, however, was yet to come. The Mustangs got their groove back to start the second half and launched two long scoring drives to make it a 21-12 game, but on the kickoff after the second score, Sacred Heart’s Sterling Hrncir slipped through two arm tackles and found a seam around the left side to go 83 yards for a back-breaker score. “I thought that kick return was the big play of the game,” Henke said. “They’d gotten some momentum.” The Indians, known for be-
to put the Mustangs back in business. Nixon-Smiley promptly moved 48 yards in nine plays, with Hernandez slashing in from three yards out to make it a 21-12 ball game. Hrncir’s kick return shortcircuited the comeback moments later, however, and the Indians later mounted another 55-yard scoring drive that ended with a 7-yard TD run by Hrncir. The Mustangs still weren’t finished, however. N-S followed the Hrncir run with a 70-yard, 10-play drive which ended with Moreno sneaking over from a yard out as time expired for a “So what?” touchdown.
Sacred Heart 35, Nixon-Smiley 20 Nixon-Smiley 0 0 6 15 -- 20 Sacred Heart 6 15 7 7 -- 35 Scoring Plays SH--Sterling Hrncir 63 pass from Jared Krischke (pass failed) SH--Matt Holub 85 run (Krischke run) SH--Cade Brewer 21 pass from Krischke (Colton Brown kick) NS--Jared VanAuken 1 run (kick failed) NS--Alex Hernandez 3 run (run failed) SH--Hrncir 83 kickoff return (Brown kick) SH--Hrncir 7 run (Brown kick) NS--Jaime Moreno 1 run (A.Hernandez run) Team Statistics N-S SH First Downs 15 11 Rushes-Yards 53-221 31-206 Passing Yards 51 119 Passes 4-16-1 5-8-1 Punts-Avg 7-30.4 3-28.7 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 6-2 Penalties-Yards 6-60 3-15 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Nixon-Smiley, Jared Van Auken 25-106, Alex Hernandez 15-50, Miguel Hernandez 8-46, Jaime Moreno 5-19. Sacred Heart, Matt Holub 8-109, Jared Krischke 7-49, Sterling Hrncir 13-47, Cole Bludau 1-1. PASSING: Nixon-Smiley, Jaime Moreno 4-16-1-51. Sacred Heart, Jared Krischke 5-8-1-119. RECEIVING: Nixon-Smiey, Miguel Hernandez 2-23, Damien Perez 1-20, Robbie Mejia 1-8. Sacred Heart, Cade Brewer 4-56, Sterling Hrncir 1-63.
In the open
Sacred Heart’s Sterling Hrncir hurdles Nixon-Smiley defender Miguel Hernandez during first-half action Friday. (Photo by Dave Mundy) ing a grind-it-out club, went to the air to sail to the first-half lead. On Sacred Heart’s second play from scrimmage, Krischke laid a pass out for Hrncir in the flat and the speedy senior stepped out of traffic and turned on the burners to race 63 yards for a score. Both defenses kept their opponents’ running games in check through most of the first half, with Holub’s run accounting for nearly half the Indians’ total for the game. It came midway through the second period following a Mustang punt, and the 200-pound fullback turned a quick opener into an 85-yard ramble for a 14-0 lead. An interception by Leightin Pilat put the Indians back in business three plays later at the Nixon-Smiley 38yard line. Sacred Heart took seven plays to go 17 yards, surviving two fumbles, before Krischke found Colton Brewer open on the sidelines and threaded a pass between two defenders for a 21-yard scoring play. The Mustangs weren’t quite ready to call it a night, however. Nixon-Smiley took the second half kickoff and promptly marched 69 yards in a time-consuming 15 plays, with fullback Jared Van Auken pulling the lion’s share of work on the march and Jaime Moreno converting a key fourth-down run with a 14-yard scramble. Van Auken punched it in from a yard away to cut the Indians’ lead to 21-6. Following an exchange of punts, the Indians looked to be on the move again but Alex Hernandez stepped in front of a Krischke pass
‘Cats deny Shiner; Brahmas slip by Sharks
Late heroics helped Weimar edge Shiner and propelled Hallettsville to its first win of the season in Friday football action, while Yoakum and Luling settled scores with some old nemeses and Cuero ran into a buzzsaw of Sandcrabs. Payton Wells snagged a 15-yard touchdown pass from Seth Helmcamp with just 1:32 remaining to enable the Weimar Wildcats to slip past the Shiner Comanches by a 19-14 score, while a TD pass from Braden Kahanek to Dalton Harrington with 2:58 left in the game gave the Brahmas a 21-17 victory over the Palacios Sharks. Elsewhere Friday, a swarming Yoakum defense forced three turnovers as the Bulldogs upended Edna 21-13, while Luling pinned a 41-19 pasting on Karnes City. In Cuero, meanwhile, the state-ranked Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrabs pounded out more than 400 yards rushing in racing past the Gobblers by a 35-0 score. scoring pass and Luke Blaschke nailed the conversion kick. The two TD tosses by Stafford were his only two completions of the night, however, as the Wildcats limited Shiner to just 191 total yards. Jones led all rushers with 82 yards on 20 carries. The Wildcats took their first-half lead on a 58-yard punt return by Josiah Jarmon and a 13yard run by B.J. Jones. Weimar totaled just 179 yards of offense, and the two teams combined for eight turnovers.
Weimar 19, Shiner 14 Shiner 0 0 7 7--14 Weimar 6 7 0 6--19 Scoring summary WEI -- Josiah Jarmon 58-yard punt return (kick failed) WEI -- B.J. Jones 13-yard run (Noe Rosales kick) SHI -- Trevian Flowers 16-yard pass from Jacob Stafford (Luke Blaschke kick) SHI -- Evel Jones 25-yard pass from Jacob Stafford (Luke Blaschke kick) WEI -- Payton Wells 15-yard pass from Seth Helmcamp (run failed) Team Stats Shiner Weimar First downs 12 12 Rushes/Yds 48-150 37-130 Pass yards 41 49 Passes 2-8-2 5-11-0 Punts-Avg 2-40 5-31.6 Fumbles-Lost 8-4 4-2 Penalties-yards 6-55 6-34 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Shiner, Evel Jones 20-82, Jacob Stafford 17-47, Marlon Wallace 11-21. Weimar, Josiah Jarmon 6-54, B.J. Jones 12-53, D’Quanne Rhodes 7-23, Jalen Almeida 1-4, Delexus Gordon 2-(-4). PASSING: Shiner, Jacob Stafford 2-8-2-41. Weimar, Seth Helmcamp 5-11-0-49. RECEIVING: Shiner, Evel Jones 1-25, Trevian Flowers 1-16. Weimar, Josiah Jarmon 3-25, Payton Wells 1-15, Alex Delgado 1-9
rushing yards on the Cuero defense. Jeremy Loya added an 87-yard TD run and Grandon Griffin had a third-quarter 12-yard scoring run for the Sandcrabs. The Gobblers, off to an uncharacteristic 0-4 start, managed just 111 total yards offensively and turned the ball over three times.
Calhoun 35, Cuero 0 7 7 14 7--35 0 0 0 0-- 0 Scoring Plays CA-Joseph Bargas 8 run (Victor Rodriguez kick CA-Jeremy Loya 87 run (Rodriguez kick) CA-Brandon Griffith 12 run (Rodriguez kick) CA-Bargas 66 run (Rodriquez kick) CA-Bargas 21 (Rodriguez kick) Team Statistics Cal Cuero First Downs 18 8 Yards Rushing 50-423 31-82 Yards Passing 0 29 Passes 0-3-1 5-10-2 Punts 2-46 6-36.3 Fumbles-lost 2-1 1-1 Penalties-yards 6-50 2-10 Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Cuero, V. Davis 7-25, C. Davis 6-28, L. Balfanz 4-3, S. Schoenfeld 12-23, D. Hopkins 1-5, S. Solis 1-(2). Calhoun, J. Williams 4-30, J. Loya 3-99, J. Bargas 25-209, A. Garza 2-8, D. Cantu 2-11, B. Griffith 13-67. PASSING -- Cuero, S. Schoenfeld 10-5-29-2. Calhoun, J. Bargas 3-0-0-1. RECEIVING -- Cuero, R. Gray 2-9, R. Riemenscheider 2-19, C. Davis 1-1.
Callies. The Bulldogs extended their lead early in the fourth on another TD pass, this a 5-yarder from Harrison to Kyle Mikulik. Edna came back to score with 54 seconds remaining in the game n a pass from Cantu to Austin Kelley. Each team fumbled five times, losing three, but the Cowboys drew 14 penalties for a total of 95 yards.
Yoakum 21, Edna 13 0 0 7 6--13 7 0 7 7--21 Scoring summary YOA -- Andrew Jimenez 53-yard run (Jeff Harrison kick) YOA -- Ryan Kvinta 51-yard pass from Jeff Harrison (Jeff Harrison kick) EDN -- Darius Callies 80-yard pass from De’Quan Cantu (Jesse Martinez kick) YOA -- Kyle Mikulik 5-yard pass from Jeff Harrison (Jeff Harrison kick). EDN -- Austin Kelley 5-yard pass from De’Quan Cantu (kick failed) Edna Yoakum Team Stats Edna Yoak First downs 13 7 Rushes-Yds 34-171 40-136 Passing yards 207 122 Passes 10-18-0 8-11-0 Punts 5-24.6 4-32 Fumbles/Lost 5-3 5-3 Penalties-yards 14-95 5-55 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Edna, Devin Parks 12-93, Dominique Gosson 15-68, De’Quan Cantu 7-10. Yoakum, Andrew Jiminez 4-70, Reagan Jacobs 12-32, Keith Ratley 5-24, Rico Moya 4-20, Kyle Mikulik 2-8, Devante Price 2-8, Timmy Blakeney 1-(-1), Jeff Harrison 9-(-25). PASSING: Edna, De’Quan Cantu 10-18-0-207. Yoakum, Jeff Harrison 8-11-0-136. RECEIVING: Edna, Darius Callies 3-99, Davin Parks 2-69, Domonique Gosson 2-32, Austin Kelley 2-6, Xavier Redland 1-1. Yoakum, Kyle Mikulik 3-23, Ryan Kvinta 1-51, Keith Ratley 1-26, T.J. Hights 2-9.
came back to move in front 7-3 on a TD pass from Braden Kahanek to Justin Reeves. Palacios went back in front erly in the fourth period on a TD pass from Anthony Garcia to Dylan Brune, but the Brahmas answered less than a minute later when Kahanek scooted 56 yards for the go-ahead score. The Sharks rallied to take a 17-14 lead when Garcia hit Jacob Nguyen with a 74-yard scoring pass before Hallettsville won it on Kahanek’s pass to Harrington.
WEIMAR--The Wildcats’ late TD foiled a comeback bid by the Comanches, who had just taken a 14-13 lead. Down 13-0 at halftime, Shiner closed the gap on a TD pass in the third period from Jacob Stafford to Trevian Flowers that covered 16 yards. Shiner took the lead with 4:29 remaining when Stafford hit Evel Jones with a 25-yard
Weimar 19, Shiner 14
CUERO -- Joseph Bargas rushed for 209 yards and scored three times as Calhoun manhandled Cuero by a 35-0 score. Bargas had scoring runs of 8, 66 and 21 yards as Calhoun pounded out 423
Calhoun 35, Cuero 0
YOAKUM -- The Bulldog defense bent to allow the Edna Cowboys 378 total yards, but also forced five fumbles and the Cowboys had to deal with a sea of penalty flags as Yoakum matched its last year’s total with its third win of the season by a 21-13 score. The Bulldogs took a 7-0 halftime lead on a 53-yard run by Andrew Jiminez, and extended their lead to 14-0 on a 51-yard scoring pass from Jeff Harrison to Ryan Kvinta. Edna ralleid to close the gap on an 80-yard TD play from De’Quan Cantu to Darius
Yoakum 21, Edna 13
Hallettsville 21, Palacios 17 Hallettsville 0 0 7 14 --21 Palacios 0 3 0 14 --17 Scoring Summary PAL- 18 field goal by Jesus Hernandez HAL- Justin Reeves pass from Braden Kahenek (Ruben Danz kick) PAL- Dylan Brune from Anthony Garcia (Hernandez kick) HAL-Braden Kahenek 56 run (Danz kick) PAL- Jason Nguyen 74 pass from Anthony Garcia (Hernandez kick) HAL- Dalton Harrington pass from Kahenek (Danz kick) Team Statistics Pal Hal First Downs 12 15 Yards Rushing 35-116 26-222 Yards Passing 174 175 Passes 7-14-2 6-14-2 Punts 4-154 3-62 Fumbles-lost 2-1 3-2 Penalties-yards N/A N/A Individual Statistics RUSHING -- Palacios, A. Garcia 1857, S. Garcia 15-57, A. Nguyen 1-2, D. Aparicio 1-0. PASSING -- Palacios, A. Garcia 147-174-2. RECEIVING -- Palacios, Z. Garcia 3-21, J. Nguyen 2-110.
around a 21-yard TD pass by the Badgers’ Kenneth Glenn to Philip Vaughan. Medford broke loose for a 56-yard scoring run at th e9:52 mark of the third, and 29 seconds later scooped up a Karnes City fumble and returned it 44 yards for a score as well. The Eagles added another defensive score later in the period when John Palomo returned another fumble 10 yards for a TD. Medford got his fourth score of the game on a 7-yard run midway through the final period. He ended the evening with 144 yards on 17 carries as the Eagles piled up 329 total yards.
Luling 41, Karnes City 19 Luling 8 6 20 7—41 Karnes City 6 0 7 6—19 Scoring summary LUL -- Brendon Cubit 7-yard run (Billy Medford run), 10:00, 1st. KAR -- Philip Vaughan 21-yard pass from Kenneth Glenn (kick failed), 06:32, 1st. LUL -- Billy Medford 5-yard run (kick failed), 01:01, 2nd. LUL -- Billy Medford 56-yard run (kick failed), 09:52, 3rd. LUL -- Billy Medford 44-yard fumble recovery (Brett Eckles kick), 09:23, 3rd. KAR -- Kevon Shelton 2-yard run (Wally Gonzales kick), 07:43, 3rd. LUL -- John Palomo 10-yard fumble recovery (Brett Eckles kick), 02:12, 3rd. LUL -- Billy Medford 7-yard run (Brett Eckles kick), 10:02, 4th. KAR -- Kenneth Glenn 53-yard run (kick failed), 05:20, 4th. Team Stats Luling Karnes City First downs 15 6 Rushes/Yds 35-213 35-195 Passing yards 113 21 Passes 12-17-0 1-9-0 Punts-avg 2-29 4-25 Fumbles/Lost 3/1 4/3 Penalties-yards 7-45 2-5 Individual Statistics RUSHING: Luling, Billy Medford 17-144, Brendon Cubit 14-71, quinton Grant 2-4, Traden Staton 2-(-6). Karnes City, Kenneth Glenn 11-81, Kevoin Shelton 13-46, Dontrell Lyons 4-56, Garrett Liska 3-2, Allen Cordaway 1-1, Daniel Rosales 1-4, Nick Adams 2-5. PASSING: Luling, Billy Medford 8-90-61, Trayden Staton 4-8-0-50. Karnes city, Kenneth Glenn 1-8-0-21, Garrett Liska 0-1-0. RECEIVING: Luling, Billy Medford 1-(-3), Vince Garcia 7-46, Joreges Munoz 1-8, Josh Alvarez 1-6, Keeton Coe 1-15, Ty Anderson 1-41. Karnes City, Phillip Vaughan 1-21.
PALACIOS -- A defensive battle turned into a free-for-all, see-saw fourth quarter before the Brahmas pulled it out to bag their first win of the season. The Sharks had taken a 3-0 halftime lead on a short field goal by Jesus Hernandez before Halletttsville
Hallettsville 21, Palacios 19
KARNES CITY — The Eagles’ Billy Medford scored four touchdowns, including two in a 29-second span in the third period, as Luling erupted to bury the Karnes City Badgers 41-19. Luling claimed a 14-6 halftime lead by sandwiching a 7-yard scoring run by Brendon Cubit and a 5-yard run by Medford
Luling 41, Karnes City 19
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The Apaches scored the winning touchdown with three minutes remaining then had to hold Columbus inside the 35-yard line on four downs to preserve the 20-18 victory. The Apaches first score was on a run by Marvin Lewis from 5 yards out. The second score was on a run by Morgan Martinez from 10 yards out. The winning drive started at the minus- 40 yard line. The big play of the drive was a pass completion to Darnell Arnic on the near sideline. The winning touchdown was a keeper around the left side by Morgan Martinez. The defense was led by Darrin Hernandez, Sky Walker, Taylor Walker, Eduardo Angel, and August Bordowsky. The Apaches travel to Yoakum on Thursday. •On Sept. 6,The Gonzales 7th grade B team Apaches defeated the Luling Eagles 8 – 0. The entire defensive squad played a great game. Defensive leaders were Joshua Gomez with several great tackles and Elandreus Thorne with the gamechanging interception. Offensively, Gabriel Camarillo scored for the Apaches on a 60-yard touchdown run, and Matthew Grauke added the two- point conversion. •The Apaches’ 7th grade A team conquered their Luling counterparts 14 – 0. The Apache defense held the Eagles offense scoreless the entire game with strong performances from Wayne Fowler and the whole defensive line. Early in the game, Apache quarterback Kameron Glass connected with Dawson Hull for a 40 yard touchdown pass. In the second half, Aaron Hunt reached the end zone with a 35-yard run and followed that up with a successful two- point conversion play. •The Gonzales 8th grade B team defeated the Luling Eagles 28 -0. Mike Mendez had a 23-yard interception return and a 65-yard touchdown run on the other side of the ball. Ryan Benes followed up a 65 yard march with a 5-yard touchdown run. He also scored a twopoint conversion. Another offensive standout was Mason Matejcek, with 65 and 60 yard touchdown scampers. Matejcek also added to the Apache point total with a two-point conversion. An impressive Apache defense kept the Eagle offense from reaching the end zone throughout the game. Defensive players of the game were Marcos Sampayo, Ericka Hernandez, and Ruben Gonzales. •The Apache 8th grade A team held the Eagle A team to a scoreless tie. Strong defensive play from both teams kept the offenses in check. • The Gonzales junior varsity team defeated Austin Lanier, 24-12, on Sept. 9 Quarterback Morgan Martinez completed passes to five different receivers with August Bordovsky scoring on a 40-yard reception, Troy Hernandez rushed from 15 yards out, Francisco Diaz rushed from 35 yards out, and Morgan Martinez rushed from 20 yards out. The last touchdown was set up by a Trey Lester interception. Darrin Hernandez, Eduardo Angel, Levi Snider, and Taylor Walker led the Brando Juarez (8 yards) and Allen Beene (14 yards). Apaches scored three times in the second with a 7-yard pass from Grayson Meredith to Nathan Burek, a 3-yard run by Beene and Juarez reeling a 25-yard pass from Meredith to lead 34-0 at halftime. Gonzales got a 28-yard touchdown run by Damien Vella in the third and Nathaniel Montgomery scored on a 12-yard run in the fourth. Tyshawn Erskin and Beene each made a two-point conversion play. • The Shiner Comanches junior varsity shut out Schulenburg 14-0 Sept. 8 with both scores coming in the first half of play. Marcus Coleman scored both touchdowns — a 42-yard run in the first quarter and a 27-yard pass from Tyler Patek in the second. Hunter Mraz added both extra points. The defense had their first shutout of the year, and Meredith threw for 80 yards in the game.
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Gonzales’ Darrance James (20) looks ot get his hands on a pass that is deflected by a Columbus defender during last week’s freshman football action. (Photo by Mark Lube) Apache defensive effort. two wins out of three with The Apaches are 3-0 and a 46-0 win over Lockhart host the Columbus Cardi- on Sept. 9. nals today. The Apaches got two • The Gonzales fresh- rushing touchdowns in man team improved to the first quarter from
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GONZALES APACHES Record: 4-0 A 26 at CC Miller W, 42-6 S 02 Luling W, 35-0 S 08 at Austin Lanier W, 45-7 S 16 at Columbus W, 41-27 S 23 Yoakum* S 30 at Poteet* O 07 Sam Houston* O 14 Open O 21 at Pleasanton* O 28 La Vernia* N 04 at Cuero* YOAKUM BULLDOGS Record: 3-1 A 26 at Columbus W, 19-16 S 02 La Grange L, 0-6 S 09 at Hallettsville W, 29-14 S 16 Edna W, 21-13 S 23 at Gonzales* S 30 Pleasanton* O 07 at La Vernia* O 14 Cuero* O 21 Open O 28 at Poteet* N 04 Sam Houston* CUERO GOBBLERS Record: 0-4 A 26 at Wimberley L, 6-34 S 02 at Liberty Hill L, 7-14 S 08 at Bellville L, 13-21 S 16 Calhoun L, 0-35 S 23 at Pleasanton* S 30 La Vernia* O 07 Open* O 14 at Yoakum* O 21 Poteet* O 28 at Sam Houston* N 04 at Gonzales* POTEET AGGIES Record: 0-4 A 26 at SA CentCath. L, 13-21 S 02 Dilley L, 20-39 S 08 at Carrizo Spr. L, 21-27 S 16 Waco Robinson L, 21-49 S 24 at Sam Houston* S 30 Gonzales* O 07 at Pleasanton* O 14 La Vernia* O 21 at Cuero* O 28 Yoakum* N 04 Open* LA VERNIA BEARS Record: 0-3 A 26 Open S 02 Canyon Lake L, 23-34 S 09 at Giddings L, 7-45 S 16 at Wimberley L, 6-49 S 23 Bandera S 30 at Cuero* O 07 Yoakum* O 14 at Poteet* O 21 Sam Houston* O 28 at Gonzales* N 04 Pleasanton* PLEASANTON EAGLES Record: 1-3 A 26 SA Edison W, 41-8 S 02 at SA Jefferson L, 32-44 S 09 SA Lanier L, 12-17 S 16 at Aransas Pass L, 33-34 S 23 Cuero* S 30 at Yoakum* O 07 Poteet* O 13 at Sam Houston* O 21 Gonzales* O 28 Open N 04 at La Vernia* SAM HOUSTON HURRICANES Record: 4-0 A 26 SABrackenridge W,45-13 S 02 at SA Southside W, 58-7 S 09 SA Brennan W, 26-13 S 17 at SA Edison W, 48-10 S 24 Poteet* S 30 Open* O 07 at Gonzales* O 13 Pleasanton* O 21 at La Vernia* O 29 Cuero* N 04 at Yoakum* NIXON-SMILEY MUSTANGS Record: 2-2 A 26 at Flatonia W, 36-33 S 02 Bloomington W, 33-3 S 09 at Yorktown L, 13-20 S 16 at Sacred Heart L, 20-35 S 23 at Dilley* S 30 Poth* O 07 at Three Rivers* O 14 Karnes City* O 21 SA Brooks* O 28 Stockdale* N 04 Open DILLEY WOLVES Record: 4-0 A 26 Charlotte W, 62-13 S 02 at Poteet W, 39-20 S 09 La Pryor W, 37-0 S 16 at Cotulla W, 42-13 S 23 Nixon-Smiley* S 30 Open O 07 at Poth* O 14 Three Rivers* O 21 at Karnes City* O 28 SA Brooks* N 04 at Stockdale* POTH PIRATES Record: 4-0 A 26 Marion W, 8-7 S 02 at Falls City W, 49-6 S 09 at George West W, 22-21 S 16 Natalia W, 49-13 S 23 Stockdale* S 30 at Nixon-Smiley* O 07 Dilley* O 14 Open O 21 at Three Rivers* O 28 Karnes City* N 04 at SA Brooks* STOCKDALE BRAHMAS Record: 2-2 A 26 Falls City W, 34-14 S 02 Jourdanton L, 22-28 S 09 at St. Paul L, 34-38 S 16 Odem W, 49-28 S 23 at Poth* S 30 Three Rivers* O 07 at Karnes City* O 14 SA Brooks* O 21 Open O 28 at Nixon-Smiley* N 04 Dilley* THREE RIVERS BULLDOGS Record: 3-1 A 26 George West W, 21-20 S 02 Natalia W, 48-22 S 09 at Jourdanton L, 14-55 S 16 at Kenedy W, 35-21 S 23 SA Brooks* S 30 at Stockdale* O 07 Nixon-Smiley* O 14 at Dilley* O 21 Poth* O 28 Open N 04 at Karnes City* KARNES CITY BADGERS Record: 1-3 A 26 at Kenedy L, 12-13 S 02 at Marion L, 0-21 S 09 at UC Randolph W, 10-7 S 16 Luling L, 19-41 S 23 Open S 30 SA Brooks* O 07 Stockdale* O 14 at Nixon-Smiley* O 21 Dilley* O 28 at Poth* N 04 Three Rivers* SA BROOKS TIGERS Record: 1-3 A 26 at Runge L, 8-14 S 02 at SM Baptist L, 6-35 S 09 Center Point L, 7-28 S 16 at SA St. Gerard W, 34-0 S 23 at Three Rivers* S 30 at Karnes City* O 07 Open O 14 at Stockdale* O 21 at Nixon-Smiley* O 28 at Dilley* N 04 Poth*
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LULING EAGLES Record: 2-2 A 26 Navarro L, 22-43 S 02 at Gonzales L, 0-35 S 09 at Woodsboro W, 48-0 S 16 at Karnes City W, 41-19 S 23 Canyon Lake S 30 Open O 07 at Lago Vista* O 14 at Comfort* O 21 Ingram Moore* O 28 at Marion* N 04 Blanco* LAGO VISTA VIKINGS Record: 3-1 A 26 La Pryor W, 52-0 S 02 at E. Memorial W, 45-0 S 09 at Wac.Robinson L, 54-61 S 16 Austin Reagan W, 65-0 S 23 at San Saba S 30 Open O 07 Luling* O 14 at Ingram Moore* O 21 Marion* O 28 at Blanco* N 04 Comfort* INGRAM MOORE WARRIORS Record: 0-4 A 26 at Natalia L, 21-28 S 02 UC Randolph L, 14-55 S 09 at Harper L, 26-45 S 16 at Crystal City L, 34-42 S 23 Mason S 30 Open O 07 at Blanco* O 14 Lago Vista* O 21 at Luling* O 28 at Comfort* N 04 Marion* MARION BULLDOGS Record: 3-1 A 26 at Poth L, 7-8 S 02 Karnes City W, 21-0 S 09 at SA Cole W, 48-0 S 16 UC Randolph W, 53-0 S 23 Open S 30 Goldthwaite O 07 Comfort* O 14 Blanco* O 21 at Lago Vista* O 28 Luling* N 04 at Ingram Moore* COMFORT BOBCATS Record: 3-1 A 26 Lytle W, 49-6 S 02 Skdmore-TynanW, 28-14 S 09 Mason L, 24-48 S 16 at F’ricksburg W, 31-24 S 23 Boerne S 30 Open O 07 at Marion* O 14 Luling* O 21 at Blanco* O 28 Ingram Moore* N 04 at Lago Vista* BLANCO PANTHERS Record: 2-2 A 26 at Canyon Lake L, 7-14 S 02 at Lexington L, 7-32 S 09 Somerset W, 36-7 S 16 at SA Christian W, 36-34 S 23 Sonora S 30 Open O 07 Ingram Moore* O 14 at Marion* O 21 Comfort* O 28 Lago Vista* N 04 at Luling*
HALLETTSVILLE BRAHMAS Record: 1-3 A 26 at Ganado L, 7-32 S 02 Refugio L, 21-64 S 09 Yoakum L, 14-29 S 16 at Palacios W, 21-17 S 23 Edna* S 30 at Rice Cons.* O 07 Hempstead* O 14 Open O 21 at Van Vleck* O 28 Hitchcock* N 04 at Industrial* EDNA COWBOYS Record: 3-1 A 26 Needville W, 42-7 S 02 George Ranch W, 34-18 S 09 Boling W, 48-7 S 16 Yoakum L, 13-21 S 23 at Hallettsville* S 30 Van Vleck* O 07 at Hitchcock* O 14 Industrial* O 21 Open O 28 at Rice Cons.* N 04 Hempstead* VAN VLECK LEOPARDS Record: 1-2 A 26 Schulenburg L, 8-55 S 02 at Louise W, 22-16 S 09 at Weimar L, 8-27 S 16 Open S 23 Industrial* S 30 at Edna* O 07 Rice Cons.* O 14 at Hempstead* O 21 Hallettsville* O 28 Open N 04 at Hitchcock* HITCHCOCK BULLDOGS Record: 2-2 A 26 at Clear FallsJV L28-33 S 02 Danbury W, 19-0 S 09 Tomball Luth. L, 21-28 S 16 Lutheran South W, 47-7 S 23 Open S 30 at Industrial* O 07 Edna* O 14 at Rice Cons.* O 21 Hempstead* O 28 at Hallettsville* N 04 Van Vleck* HEMPSTEAD BOBCATS Record: 3-0 A 26 Open S 02 at Stafford W, 24-23 S 09 at Austin Reagan W, 77-0 S 16 Brookshire Royal W, 28-0 S 23 at Rice Cons.* S 30 Hou. St. John’s O 07 at Hallettsville* O 14 Van Vleck* O 21 at Hitchcock* O 28 Industrial* N 04 at Edna* RICE CONS. RAIDERS Record: 2-1 A 26 at Refugio L, 7-26 S 02 Somerset W, 62-22 S 09 at Columbus W, 22-14 S 16 Open S 23 Hempstead* S 30 Hallettsville* O 07 at Van Vleck* O 14 Hitchcock* O 21 at Industrial* O 28 Edna* N 04 Open INDUSTRIAL COBRAS Record: 3-1 A 26 at Shiner W, 20-7 S 02 Ganado L, 13-33 S 09 at Tidehaven W, 42-6 S 16 Somerville W, 33-7 S 23 at Van Vleck* S 30 Hitchcock* O 07 Open O 14 at Edna* O 21 Rice Cons.* O 28 at Hempstead* N 04 Hallettsville*
SHINER COMANCHES Record: 1-3 A 26 Industrial L, 7-20 S 02 Brazos W, 53-10 S 09 at Schulenburg L, 14-21 S 16 at Weimar L, 14-19 S 23 Navarro S 30 at Ben Bolt O 07 Ganado* O 14 at Yorktown* O 21 Flatonia* O 28 Open N 04 at Louise* FLATONIA BULLDOGS Record: 2-2 A 26 Nixon-Smiley L, 33-36 S 02 Sacred Heart L, 27-33 S 09 Bloomington W, 26-2 S 16 at St. Paul W, 21-17 S 23 at Thrall S 30 at Burton O 07 Yorktown* O 14 Open O 21 at Shiner* O 28 Louise* N 04 at Ganado* YORKTOWN WILDCATS Record: 2-2 A 26 at Sacred Heart L, 19-22 S 02 at Agua Dulce W, 55-0 S 09 Nixon-Smiley W, 20-13 S 16 at Falls City L, 37-40 S 23 Kenedy S 30 Open O 07 at Flatonia* O 14 Shiner* O 21 at Louise* O 28 Ganado* N 04 at SA Cornerstone LOUISE HORNETS Record: 1-3 A 26 at Danbury L, 13-35 S 02 Van Vleck L, 16-22 S 09 at Burton L, 8-49 S 16 Woodsboro W, 48-0 S 23 San Mar. Baptist S 30 at Sacred Heart O 07 Open O 14 at Ganado* O 21 Yorktown* O 28 at Flatonia* N 04 Shiner* GANADO INDIANS Record: 4-0 A 26 Hallettsville W, 32-7 S 02 at Industrial W, 33-13 S 09 at East Bernard W, 22-21 S 16 Tidehaven W, 42-0 S 23 George Ranch S 30 Palacios O 07 at Shiner* O 14 Louise* O 21 Open O 28 at Yorktown* N 04 Flatonia*
ST. PAUL CARDINALS Record: 3-1 A 26 at Pettus W, 28-24 S 02 at Cornerstone W, 59-0 S 09 Stockdale W, 38-34 S 16 Flatonia L, 17-21 S 24 Bryan St. Joseph S 30 at Austin Regents O 08 Brazos Christian* O 14 Open O 21 at St. Gerard* O 29 at Sacred Heart* N 04 St. Dominic Savio* SACRED HEART INDIANS Record: 4-0 A 26 Yorktown W, 22-19 S 02 at Flatonia W, 33-27 S 09 at Faith West W, 33-19 S 16 Nixon-Smiley W, 35-20 S 23 at Hyde Park S 30 Louise O 08 Bryan St. Joseph O 14 at SA St. Gerard* O 21 St. Dominic Savio* O 29 St. Paul* N 04 at Brazos Christian* SA ST. GERARD ROYALS Record: 0-4 A 26 at Nuec.Canyon L, 6-56 S 02 CP Summit L, 19-66 S 09 SA Cornerstone L, 12-13 S 16 SA Brooks L, 0-34 S 23 D’Hanis S 30 at Sabinal O 07 at St. Dominic Savio* O 14 Sacred Heart* O 21 St. Paul* O 28 at Brazos Christian* N 04 Schertz John Paul II ST. DOMINIC SAVIO Record: 1-3 A 26 at C.TexChrist. W,20-13 S 01 Texas Sch. Deaf L, 0-13 S 09 San Marc. Baptist L, 0-42 S 16Texas Christian L, 20-27 S 23 Open S 30 Somerville O 07 SA St. Gerard* O 14 Brazos Christian* O 21 at Sacred Heart* O 28 Dallas Homeschool N 04 at St. Paul* BRAZOS CHRISTIAN EAGLES Record: 3-1 A 26 Cypress Christ. W, 12-10 S 02 Snook L, 7-27 S 09 at Tx. Sch. Deaf W, 54-29 S 16 St. Joseph W, 39-6 S 23 Woodlands Christ. S 30 at Faith West O 08 at St. Paul* O 14 at St. Dominic Savio* O 21 Open O 28 SA St. Gerard* N 04 Sacred Heart*
DALLAS COWBOYS Record: 1-1 S 11 at NY Jets L, 24-27 N 13 Buffalo S 18 at SanFranciscoW, 27-24 N 20 at Washington S 26 Washington N 24 Miami O 02 Detroit D 04 at Arizona O 16 at New England D 11 NY Giants O 23 St. Louis D 17 at Tampa Bay O 30 at Philadelphia D 24 Philadelphia N 06 Seattle J 01 at NY Giants
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Moya, Kody Perez and Rex Kutzer. Yoakum’s ground game will be led by running backs Andrew Jimenz, Moya, Kyle Mikulik and McCracken. Jeff Harrison is Yoakum’s starter at quarterback and will try to link up with McCracken or Fred Thompson when Yoakum looks to pass. Lock said Yoakum will run the Slot-T or Veer formation when handing the ball off to McCracken, and Gonzales’ defensive players will have to be prepared for that scheme. “Our offense will continue to work to get better,” Kornegay said. “We will need to not turn the ball over because you cannot afford to make those kinds of mistakes against a quality team like Gonzales.” Kornegay said Yoakum had a successful non-district season and credits the players’ attitudes and work ethic. “The kids are believing in what we do,” he said. “And
that is bringing us success. They work hard and I just cannot say enough about their efforts.” Lock said the Apaches have gotten better throughout non-district. “You never work out all of the kinks before district,” he said. “We made a lot of progress and it has to do with the efforts of our players.” Gonzales displays an intense, positive attitude. “We expect to get after every team we play and we talked about being successful. You have to have that kind of mindset or you will not be very successful,” he said. “In our non-district games, we have found our strengths and weaknesses and try to correct them. Non-district is also getting people in the right places on the field.” Lock said players at several positions have stepped up their efforts. Next week, Gonzales will travel to Poteet while Yoakum hosts Pleasanton
the run game. “I anticipate Dilley moving eight to nine players in the box,” he said. “We will need to execute well and hope our misdirection can throw them off.” Key Wolves players are safety Ryan Autrey, nose guard Frankie Flores and linebacker Moises Gonzales. The Dilley game is one of the two away district games Nixon will play this year, leaving four games in district to be played before the Mustangs’ own crowd. “We look to play well on the road and use our home-field advantage to do well in district,” he said.
and Billy Medford had his best game of the season last week. The versatile senior went 8-for-9 with 61yards passing and rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned a fumble for another score. The increase in offensive productivity is also a testament to the development of Luling’s other weapons, including backup sophomore QB Trayden Staton. Five different Eagles caught passes against Karnes City. “We’ve found our identity
B U I LT F O R D T O U G H
The senior-laden Indian team is off
on offense,” Waldie said. “We know we’re going to move Billy around and we feel like Trayden can come in and fill a need at quarterback if we need him to. Our key is execution and staying patient on offense. It’s part of our schematics and it’s coming together for us so far.” “It’s a tough game this week, but we’re going to show and hit them in the mouth then see what happens. Win, lose or draw, we’re going to be at war. Then it’s just a matter of finding out how we can better because after that, it’s for real with district play starting.”
The Shiner Comanches have not tasted a win since a 53-10 win over Brazos nearly three weeks ago. Which means they are hungry for a victory. Shiner gets the chance to lineup against the Navarro Panthers. Navarro sticks with the ground game with a Slot-T style offense, utilizing running backs Eric Schieler and Evan DeLeon as its main threats. The Panthers will throw the ball some with quarterback Chris Sestak. The Comanches will need to have solid tackling to slow down the Navarro running game and be on their toes for when the Panthers do decide to go to the air. Shiner will need its offense to have sustained drives and no turnovers as to keep the Panther offense on the sideline. Evel Jones, Marlon Wallace and Jacob Stafford will be counted on to pace the Shiner offense. Key defensive players for Navarro are defensive back Greg Bowles, end Zane Conlin and linebacker DeLeon. The Flatonia Bulldogs will be seeking their second road win in as many weeks when they travel to play tonight at Thrall. Momentum is on the side of the Bulldogs, who came back to beat Shiner St. Paul 21-17 last Friday to spoil their Homecoming and snap their 17-game winning streak after trailing by 10 at halftime. “The offensive line really played well in the second half and our backs ran the
Navarro at Shiner
ball well,” said Flatonia head coach Chris Freytag. “We started playing defense like I know we’re capable of playing and we stayed on assignment a lot better. I was very pleased with the second half, we really played almost perfect.” Thrall has opened the season by losing three of their first four games including last week’s 27-20 loss at Granger. The Tigers’ offense revolves around the play of quarterback Kollen Scruggs, their leading passer and rusher. While they move the ball fairly well, the Tigers are only averaging 14.25 points per game. “They like to spread you out kind of like St. Paul,” Freytag said. “They throw the ball and they have some good receivers, a good quarterback and they’ve been in nearly every game this year.”
Flatonia at Thrall
The Brahmas got the first-win monkey off their back with a 21-17 win over the Palacios Sharks last week. They welcome the Edna Cowboys to Hallettsville Memorial Stadium to open District 14-2ADII play. The Cowboys opened the year 3-0 but fell last week to the Yoakum Bulldogs, 21-13. Hallettsville head coach Tommy Psencik said Brahmas must continue to improve their turnover ratio. “Against Palacios, we only had three turnovers but they almost killed our chances,” he said. “We need to control the ball and keep out of the hands of Edna’s speedy offense.” The Brahmas’ defense will need to swarm the ball and gang tackle, getting participation from every defender. Edna runs a typical spread offense, using inside/out zone plays, counter and power running mixed in with bubble and laser screen passes. The Cowboy defense generally lines up in a 4-3 set and uses man-to-man coverage in the secondary. Psencik said a victory for the Brahmas would not only benefit the football team but the school and the community as a whole. Key Cowboy players are OT Mac Long, CB Anthony Stevens, QB DeQuan Cantu, WR Darius Callies and RB Devin Parks.
Edna at Hallettsville
to a great start— 4-0 after wins against Yorktown, Flatonia, Katy Faith West and Nixon-Smiley. Sacred Heart continues non-district as they will face Austin Hyde Park Baptist of TAPPS DII-District 3 on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Austin. Hyde has an explosive offense, on the ground or through the air. “We need to keep the ball away from their offense,” Indian head coach Pat Henke said. “They have two receivers who are over 6 feet tall with 4.6 or 4.7 speeds in the 40 who average around 30 yards a catch.” Austin Hyde will pound the ball out of the Power I formation. Henke said it is important for Sacred Heart to stop the big play, which Hyde will depend on. On defense, Hyde will come out with an eight-man front to try to stuff the run. “We need to control the line of scrimmage with our running attack,” Henke said. “We need to cut out turnovers. We have been winning games but are turning the ball over too much.” The Cuero Gobblers have played quite a non-district schedule. They have gone up against the likes of Wimberly, Liberty Hill, Bellville and Port Lavaca Calhoun. “All of our non-district teams were very physical,” Cuero head coach Rick Owens said. “They have just lost two games between the four of them.” “They are all pretty good teams.” The Gobblers will be used to physical ball clubs after their non-district schedule but it is tough to be 0-4 on the season. “On the downside, our confidence is affected (after losing four games),” Owens said. “And we are a little banged up with some nagging injuries.” Cuero plays its first District 28-3A game Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Pleasanton. Owens said the Eagles like to put the ball in the air. “Pleasanton will throw about 65 percent of the time,” he said. “They have a good left-handed quarterback in Luke Walters and several good receivers such as Zack Jackson, Albert Mares and Justin Llamas.” “Our defense will have to pressure Walters and try to disrupt the timing of the receiver routes.”
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Kirk, local talent head music lineup for CATI
The area in and around Gonzales County is rapidly being recognized as a hotbed of Texas music talent, and the entertainment lineup for this year’s Come and Take It Festival Sept. 30-Oct. 2 has a distinct local flavor. Among the local talent scheduled to be showcased during the weekend is Shiner’s Mark Winston Kirk, who has overcome some bashfulness and now ranks among the top regional music talents. Mark began singing and songwriting in the privacy of his room at the age of 18. He had an old Homer piano that he had to bang the keys in order to hear as he wrote and sang after school when no one else was around. One day his mom came home early and heard him singing from the kitchen. Upon entering his room, immediately clammed up and refused to sing for her. After 30 minutes of pleading, Mark gave in and sang. She instantly recognized his talent and potential and enlisted Mark*s father, who got him a spot on The Texas Opry. Scared to death, having never performed before a crowd, Mark sang his all-time favorite song, “Statue of a Fool,” and received a standing ovation. He never looked back Mark put a band together and began booking them in Texas clubs, including Cheetham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, The Broken Spoke in Austin and The Bluebonnet Palace in Schertz. For 10 years, he has grown and networked, playing clubs and halls all over the country, including the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, and opening for artCATI, Page D2
Shiner’s Mark Winston Kirk will perform at the Biergarten Saturday, Oct. 1
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Santa Claus is Coming to Town… well not really Santa, but certainly the Spirit of Santa Claus will be in Gonzales over the Come and Take It Weekend. World-renowned artist, Texas native son, and Santa-smith Lynn Haney, will make his only personal appearance in the entire state of Texas this year in Gonzales during the Come and Take It festivities. Haney, who is celebrating 25 years of artistry and of the creation of collectible Santas, will
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visit with collectors and personalize their purchases at Laurel Ridge Inn, Antiques, and Christmas Store located at 827 Saint Joseph, Gonzales, Texas. Appearance times are Friday evening, Sept. 30 from 4-8 p.m., and Saturday afternoon Oct. 1, starting at noon immediately following the Come and Take It Parade. Haney chose Gonzales and Laurel Ridge for his anniversary celebration visit because Laurel Ridge has been one of his longest standing and biggest fans through out his long and illustrious career. Haney’s clients include retailing legends Neiman Marcus, Horchow, Gumps, and of course, Gonzales’ own Laurel Ridge. An impressive collection of Haney’s early creations will be on display in the newly renovated rooms of Laurel Ridge’s second floor Inn.
Several years ago, Haney invited Laurel Ridge founder, Barbara Crozier to become part of his design team and they started designing Santas exclusively for Laurel Ridge. Each year Crozier and Haney design a Santa that is available only at Laurel Ridge in Gonzales. This year’s creation, Sleighbells in the Snow is the most limited collection in all of Haney creations, and is the third in the White Christmas series exclusive to Laurel Ridge. Be sure to come and visit with Haney, come and preview the Inn rooms now available at Laurel Ridge, and come at take in all the fun and excitement going on in Gonzales this Come and Take It weekend, Sept 30-Oct 2nd! Register to win a two-night stay in the Inn and a Lynn Haney 25th anniversary ornament!
Santa-smith Lynn Haney
such as George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr., David Allan Coe, Marshall Tucker Band, Reba McEntire, Tracy Lawrence, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt, Pam Tillis, Confederate Railroad and many others. After living and breathing
Nashville for many years, Mark has developed a style like no other. Over the last decade he has written over 110 songs and performed thousands of shows. He has written With many of his musical influences, as well as his peers and you can only imagine the overwhelming intensity he puts into his music until you’ve actually
heard it for yourself. In the last few years, Kirk has captured heart after heart and crowd after crowd with his infectious smile and personality. his unique voice, clean edge and slight vibrato is becoming a recognized trademark in the country music industry. The warmth of his powerful, emotional vocal, expert
Gonzales Cannon Music Calendar
Thursday, September 22 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam, Ole Moulton Bank, Moulton, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, call 361-596-7499 for info Saturday, Sept. 24 Mike Ryan at Scooter’s Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $10. Chad McBride & The Drifters at Yoakum Gin & Feed, 6 p.m. Tickets $8. Scotty Decker & Family at Pardners Dancehall, Gonzales. No cover charge. Sunday, Sept. 25 Wildfire Benefit at Scooter’s Dancehall, Moulton, feat. The Pale Horses, Trevor Cole Band, Broke 60 and Surprise Special Guest, doors open 1 p.m. Thursday, September 29 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam, Ole Moulton Bank, Moulton, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, call 361-596-7499 for info Friday, September 29 The Situations, Max Castillo and Conjunto Lumbre and Clint Martin at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 6 p.m.-midnight. No admission charge. Saturday, September 30 Scottie Decker & Family at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales noon-5:30 p.m.. No admission charge. Los Kolaches at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 6:30-8 p.m. No admission charge. Pale Horses at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 8:30-10 p.m. No admission charge. Mark Winston Kirk at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales, 10:30-12:30 p.m.. No admission charge. Saturday. October 1 Shiner Hobo Band at the Biergarten at the Come and Take It Festival, Gonzales 1-5 p.m. No admission charge. Granger Smith at Scooter’s Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $12. Sons of Magnolia at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Friday, October 7 Curtis Grimes at Scooter’s Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $8. Saturday, October 8 The O’Neal Brothers Band at Leesville Country Fair, Methodist Church Grounds, Leesville. Events begin at 10 a.m. Friday, October14 Zack Edwards at Scooter’s Dancehall, Moulton. Tickets $8. Saturday, October15 Jarrod Bingham at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Saturday, October22 Bri Bagwell at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Saturday, Nov. 5 Scott Taylor at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Saturday, Nov. 12 Nightrider at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Saturday, Nov. 19 Jake Kellen at Yoakum Gin & Feed, Yoakum. Musicians and Venues: To add or update events, contact us via e-mail to email@example.com.
showmanship creative lyrics make it easy to see that here is a singer of uncommon ability. And lest you think he’s one-dimensional, here’s an interesting tidbit: Mark has an associates’ degree in culinary carts and has won numerous awards for his cooking ability, as well. Kirk will headline the entertainment lineup at the Biergarten during the Come and Take It Festival from 10:30-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Another Shiner artist, Los Kolaches, will open the show at 6:30 p.m., followed by Gonzales favorites The Pale Horses at 8:30. Friday’s lineup runs from 6 p.m.-midnight and includes The Situations, Seguin’s Max Castillo & Conjunto Lumbre and Leesville’s Clint Martin. The Shiner Hobo Band will be back again this year from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
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Main Street will once again sponsor a scarecrow contest and would like to dress up the town for our Come and Take It Celebration on September 30 – October 2, 2011. Scarecrows should be up by September 30, 2011 and judging will be held on October 5, 2011 after 5 p.m. Applications are on the City website www.cityofgonzales.org at City Hall or fill out form in The Gonzales Cannon. If you should have any questions, please contact the Main Street Office at 672-2815. Dress up a scarecrow and let your imagination go wild. The possibilities are endless.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
A Gonzales pioneer, in his own words
George W. Davis left his story for his descendants
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another in a series of articles written by lineage research teams with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and is presented as the first of two parts. It was authored by Polly Fink, a direct descendant of George W. Davis Sr. choice. I preferred the law. He would not consent — his was a voice potent and I had to submit. I thought maybe it was better and easier than cutting and hammering leather and I yielded. I was placed under the guidance and tuition of one Doctor Johnson, an able physician planted in his library for some 8 or 9 months during which time I read diligently and studied hard. I attended medical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. I said I gradually relaxed my efforts in the study of medicine. I was determined to quit the stidy which I did after two years labour and devotion. Some would say here was much time and money wasted but i say not so for though I do not love to practice as a physician yet I do love and esteem the medical art and medical knowledge and I respect the practicioners of it when they are learned and able. “In the month of zseptember, 1818, my father with his family, myself one of them, left Philadelphia to seek a home somewhere in the west. This proved to be Cincinnati, Ohio. “Here it was that I first met and became acquainted with your mother. And here it was on the 8th day of October 1820 we were married. Immediately after I married I left that town to seek my fortune apart from my relation and went to Louisville and on to Greensburg, Kentucky. I carrie on shoe making here, employed all the hands I could get — worked steady and hard myself. In short did a considerable business for such a town. Your mother with her untiring industry did her full part in making a living and spared no exertion to make money by enterprise and industry. Here also I commenced the study of law and devoted every
The Gonzales Cannon
By POLLY FINK
Special to the Cannon
George Washington Davis sr. was born Oct. 12, 1797 in Philadelphia, Penn. The Davises were natives of Wales and came to New England to the Massachusetts Colony and settled on the Island of Nantucket in the 1700s. In 1800, the family moved to Richmond, Va., where they carried on a shoe manufacturing business and had a retail store. We are fortunate that in his later years, Davis shared his family history with his children. In his own words, here is his story of Texas: “The thought has lately arose in my mind that someday, if not now, you would like to know something mor ethan you do of my history and to hear an account of your ancestors and relations or from whence you are the origin of your family and with whom you are come. “If, however, these details should prove uninteresting to you, I will not lose my labor, the employment which the task gives me will be and is some amusement and occupation in my present cheerful loneliness. So, I shall not regret my labors. “It was determined by my father in the year 1816, when I was 19 years old, that I should study some profession and that profession he decided should be medicine or that he would make a doctor of me. This was not my
hour I could spare from business to that kind of reading. “The law profession as I have before said was my favorite profession and I knew that the knowledge would be useful to me even if I did not practice. The confinement of my business now had injured my health very much. I became feeble and dyspeptic. I had long heard of Texas — its rich soil, its fine climate, its beautiful scenery and the advantage of getting large trades of land there almost for nothing. I had pondered upon all these things for a long time — but the distance was so great, that country so far off — the heavy expense of going there, the risks, hardships, privations, and dangers a family would be exposed to in making voyage all conspired to An old daguerrotype photo of George to detain me for a long time from the W. Davis Sr., taken around 1860. (Courundertaking, but now I had excited tesy Photo) “After a few days I met with a man your mother’s enthusiasm on the subject and he rgood sense led her to see who was going to Gonzales and wantthe great advantages that would most ed company and I anxious to hunt a probably result from the enterprize. home soon agreed to go with him. “Accordingly, I shouldered my rifle And cheered on by her assistance and smiles of approval I determined to and on foot with a half dollar inmy brave all hazard and make one strong pocket, all the money I had in the daring effort to better a condition and world, a little wallet of provisions with secure a future competence for myself the best heart I could muster, leaning and family. Accordingly I set about on hope alone — set out. Here, now let me pause and look back upon that pemaking preparation for the journey. “For six weeks after we started we riod of my life and may he draw from landed in New Orleans. At last we got it a useful lesson. “How little had I then to build hope on board of the schooner Emblem for Matagorda, Texas, and on the 12th day upon — how gloomy the prospect was of Fenruary 1831, we landed at Cox’s in reality. “And then I — what had I to calcuPoint on the Lavaca Bay opposite to where Port Lavaca now stands; and late or how to expect to live in this about 20 miles from any house on the wilderness. I was alone, unknown and unfriended — unaccustomed and unnaked and lonesome bayshore. “The roads were so bad wagons fit for hard labour — knew nothing could not travel them. So a flat boat about it had neither skill nor strength was built for passage up the Lavaca for it — was no hunter, and was incapable from near sightedness of ever River. “I did not like the country on the becoming one. Thrown here where bay, the Lavaca River and on the Navi- these were prime requisites the only dad at all, nothing could have induced available qualifications. I could to be me to live there. From the meagre de- sure make shoes and boots, but what scription of teh country which I had use for a boot maker among people only been able to obtain and from the who had no leather where leather idea I had formed of it I started fixed could not be got and were well content upon the Guadalupe River as having to wear moccasions.” NEXT: Davis arrives in Gonzales, and the country on it that would please me fortunes change. best.
PUBLIC NOTICE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ROYCE AND SARAH FARRAR POULTRY FACILITY)
USDA Farm Service Agency has reviewed the application for financial assistance from the Sage Capital Bank, N.A. on behalf of Royce and Sarah Farrar located in Gonzales County. Mr. and Mrs. Farrar propose to build Four (4) broiler poultry houses in the approximate size of 54’ X 600’. The poultry houses are located on +/-98.20 acres of land owned by Mr. and Mrs. Farrar. The houses (4) will house approximately 49,000 birds per house per flock for a total of 6.5 flocks constituting approximately 1,274,000 broilers, which are owned by Tyson Foods and are processed for human consumption. USDA Farm Service Agency has assessed the potential environmental impacts of these proposed actions and has determined that they will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment or important land resources. Therefore, USDA Farm Service Agency will not prepare an environmental impact statement for this proposed action. Any written comments regarding this determination should be provided within fifteen (15) days of this publication to: Wayne Lyssy, District Director USDA, Farm Service Agency 920 St. Joseph Street Gonzales, TX 78629 USDA Farm Service Agency will make no further decisions regarding this proposed action during this fifteen (15) day period. Requests to review the USDA Farm Service Agency environmental assessment upon which this determination is based or to receive a copy of it should be directed to the “above address.”
The Republican Women of Yoakum held their first Patriot Dinner on Aug. 30 at the Yoakum Community Center. This very successful event drew approximately 300 guests from DeWitt, Lavaca and surrounding counties. The evening began with a social hour and silent auction, followed with dinner catered by Werner’s of Shiner. Guest speaker, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, delivered an engaging speech about the Texas Land Office and what he believes to be important issues facing our state and nation. Master of Ceremonies was Dr. Donna Campbell, 2010 Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, District 25. Many additional Republican state and local officials were present, including State Senator Glenn Hegar and Representative Lois Kolkhorst, as well as state and local Republican candidates for the 2012 election. Pictured here from left are Becky Berger, Dori Wyatt, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Brenda Cash, Peggy Mayer and Frances Pohl. Commissioner Patterson announced that he plans to run for the office of Texas Lieutenant Governor in 2014. The Patriot Dinner created an excellent opportunity for concerned citizens to speak with and learn about their elected representatives. (Courtesy Photo)
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I don’t know whose idea it was to have the Sheriff’s Department controlling traffic on either side of the road from the Belmont BBQ but it was certainly a great idea. I have never seen so many cars at this BBQ in my life. There was a long line of people waiting for BBQ plates, but they have the serving down like a fine tuned guitar and you get your meal fast. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped support the fire department. If we had known that this was what it took to get it to rain, we would have had a BBQ long before now. There were many happy and grinning people at this Barthels, the family of Annie Kotwig, family of John Conlin, the family of Marcia and Spike Pinney and our troops and their families, and RAIN-and we do need lots more. This was just a taste. We lost our Mrs. Annie Kotwig or Maw Maw but she will always live in our hearts. She was a special lady and touched many lives in one way or another. She was one of those ladies that just loved everyone and loved a lot. We know that her family doted on her and will miss her so very much, but will not ever forget her. We send you our deepest sympathy We also send sympathy to the family of Roland Barthels. The only one of that family that I know is Bill Barthels, but they have suffered many losses lately and need our comfort. Roland was just our age and seemed to me to live a very interesting life. It always makes me angry and aggravated, to put it mildly, when cancer cuts down a person in the prime of life just when they have so many things going for them. Somehow, someday, a cure is going to be found to knock it out cold. In the meantime, we send you our deepest sympathy. Now I am going to enlighten you about the Gonzales Apache Marching Band. First and foremost, this takes work. It requires a lot of work from the students and a lot of work from the parents. You arrive early to practice and you stay late to practice. It is tiring and you sometimes don’t get much sleep because in between times is when you must get your homework and everything else done. So when you see a band member tell them how much you appreciate them. Think how empty it would sound without them at a football game. This band is going to a pre-UIL-certification Marching Band contest this Saturday in San Antonio at East Central High School. Wish those band members “Good Luck”. They need to hear that. In addition to that, do you realize that their mom and dads are out there working in that concession stand to raise money to fund these trips, to buy the food, the drinks, etc. So while football players and the football game is important, that Gonzales Band is also important. Good luck guys!!!! Wyatt Arp said that his band Deep Water caused it to rain. Well I don’t know about that, but he said he had been saying extra prayers. I think everyone had been saying so many extra prayers that they did not care. I don’t think that they cared if they got wet or if they walked in water, it just did not matter, there was water falling from the sky. He had his real bass player with him Saturday night, who is Larry Wexler. Steve celebrated his birthday out at the Belmont Social Club. Jack Finch was all grins because the wife Jayne and his doctors have finally turned him loose so that he can play with his Sunday prayer breakfast friends. I don’t blame him. If you love to play and you love the fellowship, then you really miss it and I hear that he has a new “play toy” to play on. I think this next week we have Best Friends on Friday, September 23rd and maybe Tommy Schlein on September 24th. Rejoice that Micheane Mercer DeBoord has finally had her baby, who is named Levi Eugene. Levi weighed over seven pounds and was 19 inches long. Proud Father is Chris DeBoord, and grandparents, Rhonda and Mike Mercer, and all of the rest of the Mercer Clan however they fit in. Congratulations!! I couldn’t believe it when they announced on KSAT news that Jim Dawson, passed away at the age of ninety-one years old. He was one of our favorite weather forecasters and always drew a new cartoon every day at the end of his
The Gonzales Cannon
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sandi’s Country Fried News
event because the ground was wet. The Belmont Ladies Club will have their regular meeting at the Belmont Community Center on the fourth Tuesday of September at 2PM. Bingo prizes will be furnished by the club. The Leesville Country Fair is Saturday, October 8th, at 10:00AM at the pavilions by the Leesville Cemetery. This is the annual fund raiser for the Leesville Cemetery and provides a $1000.00 scholarship for a local high school student. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Joe Kotwig, Kenneth Crumley, Gilby, Roy Wright, Lynn (who is Rudolpho and Edna Garza’s daughter as well as Rudolpho and Edna: Elson Schreiber(a former employee of Johnson Oil); Kathryn, Dena Black, Karen Roecker Mahan, Mary Jane Keith, Bill and Marie Lott, Laddie Studler, William Fink, Doris and Alvin Hewell; Whitney, Chasidy, Mildred O’Neal, Lisa Rodriguez, Joe Keith, Debbie and Bill Read, Aunt Georgie; Lawrence Walshak, Joyce Schellenberg, Pete Kallies, Lillie Lay, Mildred O’Neal, Doug Walshak, Louise Rossow, Selma Vickers, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Carl and Vida Tindle; Aunt Betty Gandre, Anna Lindemann, Ann and Bubba Bond; Shirley Dozier, Britt Hindman, Sean Weda, Scott Hindman, the family of Roland
weather forecast. I am sure that many of you will remember Jim Dawson. We saw Michael Wilson the other day and Will was teasing him about his hair turning grey. I guess we will just have to tease him a little bit more because he had a birthday last week and I forgot it. Sorry Micheal. Just because I forgot it does not mean that you did not get another year older. Happy Anniversary to Jim and Ellen Wundt. They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary at the Belmont Social Club with Jim providing Ellen with a special steak in the shape of a heart. (Really Jim had nothing to do with this delicacy. That was Johnny Abrameit’s idea and done back there in the kitchen.) It was sort of fun to watch them!!! I am going to have to figure out what this funny noise is up on this high shelf before these cats break their necks. You know how noises are. I have tried to find what is making this noise and when I get Will over it, the noise quits. We have completely moved boxes and other items and it is still there. Dililah and Samson may develop permanent cricks in their necks trying to look at this shelf to see what is going on. Maybe someday we will figure it out. Have a good week and God Bless.
Mack, Medina to headline ‘LiberTEA’ event Oct. 22
AUSTIN — “Sheriff Mack” and former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina are among the featured speakers at the Lone Star LiberTEA Fest scheduled starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Highway 290 West in Austin. Sheriff Richard Mack of Arizona, the sheriff famed for his anti-illegal immigration stance and the author of “County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope,” is among the headliner speakers for the event. Medina, who finished third in last year’s Republican gubernatorial primary, is the founder of We Texans. Other speakers include State Rep. David Simpson, who authored the TSA “AntiGroping” bill during the 2010 legislative session; Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement; Steve Baysinger, chairman of the Texas Tenth Amendment Center; George Rodriguez, president of the San Antonio Tea Party; Claver T. KamauImani, founder of Raging Elephants.org; Tim Cox, founder of GOOOH (Get Out of Our House); Jason Rink of the Foundation for a Free Society; congressional candidate Wes Riddle; Phil Pepin, a member of the executive board of the Republican freedom Coalition; liberty activist Bill Moses; Elena Chitta, who survived 30 years in communist Romania; Ken Hoover of the John Birch Society; and Heather Fazio, director of Texans for Acocuntable Government. Music will be provided by Kevin Southwick, Holly Tucker and the County Line
Band. Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.LiberTEAfest.com or by calling organizer Diana Moses at 830-220-0217. Tickets are two-for-one through Sept. 30. On the day of the event, tickets will be $15. Children under 18 will be admitted free.
Proposition Number 8 authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into (SJR 16) interlocal contracts with other citConstitutional Amendments ies or counties without the impo- SJR 16 would amend the constiSpecial Election November 8, 2011 sition of a tax or the provision of tution by requiring the legislature to provide for taxation of open a sinking fund.” Proposition Number 1 students, subject to certain conspace land devoted to water stewstitutional restrictions, including (SJR 14) ardship purposes on the basis of Proposition Number 6 a restriction as to the maximum its productive capacity. SJR 14 would amend the consti- principal amount of bonds out(HJR 109) tution to authorize the legislature standing at any one time. HJR 109 would amend the con- The proposed amendment would to provide the surviving spouse of appear on the ballot as follows: a 100 percent or totally disabled The proposed amendment would stitution to increase the amount “The constitutional amendment veteran with an exemption from appear on the ballot as follows: of principal that is available for providing for the appraisal for ad ad valorem taxation of all or part “The constitutional amendment withdrawal from the permanent school fund each year and would valorem tax purposes of openof the market value of the surviv- providing for the issuance of genspace land devoted to water-stewing spouse’s residence homestead eral obligation bonds of the State also clarify certain references ardship purposes on the basis of as long as the surviving spouse of Texas to finance educational to that fund in the constitution. Increased access to the princi- its productive capacity.” has not remarried, the property loans to students.” pal of the state public education was the residence homestead of Proposition Number 9 trust fund would be based upon the surviving spouse when the Proposition Number 4 HJR 109 granting the author(SJR 9) qualifying veteran died, and the (HJR 63) ity to consider alternative market property remains the residence SJR 9 would amend the constituhomestead of the surviving HJR 63 would amend the consti- calculations when determining the amount of principal that is tion to authorize the governor, on spouse. tution to authorize the legislature available for distribution to the the written recommendation and to permit a county to issue bonds advice of the Board of Pardons The proposed amendment would or notes to finance the develop- available school fund. HJR 109 would also provide authority to and Paroles, to grant a pardon, appear on the ballot as follows: ment or redevelopment of an reprieve, or commutation of pun“The constitutional amendment unproductive, underdeveloped, distribute to the available school ishment to a person who successauthorizing the legislature to or blighted area within the coun- fund annual revenue from school fully completes a term of deferred provide for an exemption from ty, and to pledge increases in ad fund land or other properties up adjudication community supervito $300 million per year. ad valorem taxation of all or part valorem tax revenues imposed on sion. of the market value of the resi- property in the area by the county dence homestead of the surviving for repayment of such bonds or The proposed amendment would The proposed amendment would spouse of a 100 percent or totally notes. The amendment does not appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment appear on the ballot as follows: disabled veteran.” provide independent authority for clarifying references to the per- “The constitutional amendment increasing ad valorem tax rates. manent school fund, allowing the authorizing the governor to grant Proposition Number 2 General Land Office to distribute a pardon to a person who successThe proposed amendment would (SJR 4) revenue from permanent school fully completes a term of deferred appear on the ballot as follows: adjudication community superviSJR 4 would amend the constitu- “The constitutional amendment fund land or other properties to sion.” tion to authorize the Texas Water authorizing the legislature to the available school fund to proDevelopment Board to issue ad- permit a county to issue bonds vide additional funding for pubProposition Number 10 ditional general obligation bonds or notes to finance the develop- lic education, and providing for (SJR 37) on a continuing basis for one or ment or redevelopment of an un- an increase in the market value more accounts of the Texas Water productive, underdeveloped, or of the permanent school fund for SJR 37 would amend the constiDevelopment Fund II, with the blighted area and to pledge for the purpose of allowing increased tution by extending the length of restriction that the total amount repayment of the bonds or notes distributions from the available the unexpired term that causes of bonds outstanding at any time increases in ad valorem taxes im- school fund.” the automatic resignation of cerdoes not exceed $6 billion. posed by the county on property tain local elected officeholders Proposition Number 7 in the area. The amendment does if they announce candidacy or The proposed amendment would not provide authority for increas(SJR 28) become candidates for another appear on the ballot as follows: ing ad valorem tax rates.” SJR 28 would amend the consti- office from one year to one year “The constitutional amendment tution by adding El Paso County and 30 days. providing for the issuance of adProposition Number 5 to the list of counties authorized ditional general obligation bonds (SJR 26) to create conservation and recla- The proposed amendment would by the Texas Water Development appear on the ballot as follows: Board in an amount not to exceed SJR 26 would amend the con- mation districts to develop parks “The constitutional amendment $6 billion at any time outstand- stitution to authorize the legisla- and recreational facilities fito change the length of the unexnanced by taxes. ing.” ture to allow cities and counties pired term that causes the autoto enter into interlocal contracts The proposed amendment would matic resignation of certain electProposition Number 3 with other cities and counties appear on the ballot as follows: ed county or district officeholders without having to assess an ad (SJR 50) “The constitutional amendment if they become candidates for anvalorem tax and set aside a speciother office.” SJR 50 would amend the constitu- fied amount of funds for the pay- authorizing the legislature to tion to authorize the Texas Higher ment of costs under the interlocal permit conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County Education Coordinating Board or contract. to issue bonds supported by ad Published by Secretary of State its successors to issue and sell Hope Andrade, general obligation bonds on a The proposed amendment would valorem taxes to fund the develwww.sos.state.tx.us, continuing basis for the purpose appear on the ballot as follows: opment and maintenance of parks 1-800-252-VOTE (8683). of financing educational loans for “The constitutional amendment and recreational facilities.” Brief Explanatory Statements of Proposed
25 years of Lions service
Lions Club International has awarded a 25 year membership pin to Lion Andy Rodriguez. The award was presented to Rodriguez by Zone Chairman Lion Greg McLain at the club’s regular meeting Monday, Sept. 12. In addition to serving his club in every office position, Lion Rodriguez currently has the distinction of serving as District Governor for Lions District 2-S5. In that capacity, D.G. Rodriguez said that he has issued a plea to all clubs in the district (60+ clubs) to conduct a special fund raising effort to assist Lions club members who have lost their homes and possesions in the area forrest fires. The Noon Lions then approved a $500 donation from the clubs activity fund and conducted a drive during the meeting that raised an additional $665. Roderiguez reported that prior to this local fund raiser, he has already been advised that over $8,000 has been raised by other district clubs, plus a preliminary grant of $2,000 from LCIF (Lions Club Internation Fund). (Courtesy photo)
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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you don’t take a breather now and then you will be left with little energy. Take advantage of invitations by friends to hang out and enjoy some downtime. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you may feel like you’re taking two steps back every day, but the truth is you’re making progress just in small doses. Stick with what you’re doing. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, few things are more exciting than being surprised by someone you love and respect. That is just what may happen to you.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
It was noted American wit Groucho Marx who made the following sage observation: “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.” When the city of Los Angeles was founded, it was given the name “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Porciuncula,” which translates to “The Town of Our Lady of the Angels of Porciuncula.” Back then, in 1781, there were just 52 settlers to start what is now the second most populous city in the country. When speaking of dead languages, Latin is the one that probably comes to mind most often. It’s not quite dead, though; it’s the official language of Vatican City. Those who keep track of such things say that a professional ballet dancer goes through about 130 pairs of toe shoes in a single year. The yo-yo became popular in the United
States after it was marketed by Donald F. Duncan Sr., a businessman from Chicago, but he didn’t invent the toy. In 1928, Duncan was on a business trip to San Francisco when he saw Philippine immigrant Pedro Flores, who had gotten financing to manufacture the yo-yos and had trademarked the name, demonstrating how to use the toy. Duncan realized that the toy had the potential to be a huge success, so he paid Flores $5,000 for all the rights. Incidentally, the name “yoyo” means “come-come” in
the native language of the Philippines. If you’re like the average American, showers account for nearly one-third of your home water use. *** Thought for the Day: “Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.” -- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.
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