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More charges possible in Wells shooting incident


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weve been able to determine. Technically the case is still under investigation, but it will be forwarded to the District Attorneys office. There were six men believed to be involved in the incident altogether. Max Horner, 17 of Gonzales, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon because it is believed he attacked Adam Wright, 33 of Springtown, with a baseball bat. Also arrested and charged with the same offense was Jason Jay Underhill, 29 of Bellevue, who is believed to have struck another unidentified man with a baseball bat. Both men were released from the Gonzales County Jail on separate bonds of $10,000. Taylor said he believed the shooting was the end result of a skirmish that started in a downtown Gonzales restaurant earlier that day. Apparently there was an altercation that occurred at the Running M and it later ended at JB Wells Park, he said. As of right now, we do not have the shooter identified. I believe I know who it is, but its not either of the two who were arrested.

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Gonzales Police have confirmed that they made two arrests in connection with a shooting at JB Wells Park that occurred on March 31. John Ugarte, 23 of Gonzales, was shot and airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio as a result of the incident. As of a week ago, his family said he was fine and up and walking around, said Gonzales Police Capt. Alan Taylor. Two arrests were made, but neither of the two was the shooter from what

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Yoakum OKs new gas rate

YOAKUM Yoakum became the first city in the region to reach a settlement with Texas Gas Service after terms were agreed to during Tuesdays regular City Council meeting. Last December, Texas Gas Service informed Yoakum and six other cities in their South Texas service area that they would be upping their rates by $640,000, which amounted to a 19 percent increase. As a city with original jurisdiction over the gas company, the council voted to suspend the increase for 90 days to engage with legal counsel. The city retained the services of Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys At Law in Austin,

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NIXON Morality versus money was the main topic of discussion during the regular session of the Nixon City Council meeting held Monday night. A request was made to the council by First Baptist Church to amend Ordinance #O-08-11-10, which deals with distance requirements pertaining to businesses that sell alcoholic beverages and churches. The church believes Lone Star Liquors, located at the corner E. 3rd Street and Washington Avenue, is too close to its Activity Center. NIXON, Page A7

Barbecue for the kids

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The annual Gonzales Youth Center barbecue is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Gonzales Junior High cafeteria. Barbecue rib plates are $7 each. Helping promote the event are Delsia Maldonado, Jennifer Villareal, Dulce Jamarillo, Tristan Mathis, Johnny Palacios, Kim Garcia and Desirae Davilla. (Courtesy photo)

Boom paying off for Gonzales


who sent attorney Melissa Long to Tuesdays meeting to report on the settlement terms. After reviewing, we found about $300,000 in costs that we had questions about, Long said. When we met with the company to try to negotiate a settlement, we discussed those items and agreed upon $480,000, which is about 75 percent of their request. As part of the settlement, Texas Gas Service agreed to amend increases to their base customer and commercial customer charges. Originally requested to go up from $15 to $18, base charges will only increase to $16. Commercial customer rates will go from $25 to $28.50, and not up to $37 as YOAKUM, Page A7

The business boom in Gonzales took another sharp upward turn in March, according to monthly state sales-tax allocation figures released Wednesday by the state comptrollers office. Gonzales, will receive an April check for $206,708, an increase of Business.............................. B1 Arts/Entertainment...... B10 nearly 75 percent over 2011s figures of $118,477. The April checks Oil & Gas............................. B4 represent sales taxes collected in

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LOCKHART The Lockhart City Council is planning to get tough on weeds, while some citizens are saying they may get tough on the council. Council discussed adding a $98 administrative fee for violations of the citys lawn-maintenance ordinance during its April 5 meeting. Come and Hear It! The citys ordinance defines Tune in to radio station grass and weeds standing taller KCTI 1450 AM at 8 a.m. Fri- than 12 inches high as subject to day and 8 a.m. Tuesday for fines, up to and including a lien on
weekly updates from Gonzales Cannon news editor Cedric Iglehart and General manager Dave Mundy with KCTI personality Egon Barthels.

Classifieds.......................... B5 Comics................................ D4 Crime Beat........................ A2 Faith & Family................... A9 In Our View........................ A4 In Your View...................... A5 Obituaries.......................... A6 Puzzle Page...................... D3 Regional............................. A3 Sports.................................. C1

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February and collated in March. The April check runs Gonzales revenues for the year to $783,888, an increase of more than 50 percent over the 2011 numbers. The April check also put Gonzales ahead of Cuero for the first time in several months in sales-tax receipts collected. The DeWitt County seat will receive an April check for $199,583, in itself a healthy 56.43 percent increase over 2011. For the year, Cuero has collected some $830,269 as its share of the states sales-tax

revenues. The economic boom continues throughout the region, however. Only one of the 12 cities across five counties in The Cannons coverage area saw a decrease during the month, in fact. In Caldwell County, the cities of Lockhart and Luling each saw sales-tax receipt checks rise by mor ethan 14 percent. Lockharts April allocation will be $120,908, while Luling will receive $84,917. Flatonias April check of $17,395 represents a 35 percent increase

over the Fayette County citys 2011 numbers. Nixon, Smiley and Waelder continue to experience growth as well in Gonzales County. Nixons April check for $22,210 is an increase of 49.18 percent over April 2011, while Smiley saw a 47 percent increase over 2011 numbers and will receive a check for $2,283. Waelders $2,213 check represents a 13.17 percent increase over last year. Yoakum also saw a sharp inSALES, Page A7

the property if the city has to send a crew to mow. We can be nice only so many times before a more strict approach is needed, Councilman Richard Banks said. He said the city needed to make a horrible example of property owners who keep playing the system. Some property owners, he said, find it more convenient to pay the city to mow their lawns, through the fines and fees. Some Lockhart citizens, meanwhile, say they are organizing a petition drive in an attempt to over-

turn a decision by the city council naming the frontage roads for the new State Highway 130 in honor of the late farm-laborer activist Cesar Chavez. Several citizens spoke out during the meeting against the recently-passed ordinance, saying that naming the road in honor of Chavez sends the wrong message to would-be visitors. Were serious about this, said citizen Kathy McCormick, telling council members that a petition drive had begun in an effort to force the council to reconsider the

ordinance. Chavez, a Californian, was farmlabor union organizer, a committed socialist and, until late in life, a staunch opponent of illegal immigration. Since his death, he has been honored by various municipal and state governments as well as former President Bill Clinton. Citizen Kathleen Hinkle suggested that if the council wanted to honor someone Hispanic in the naming of the roadway, others with more direct influence on Lockhart history such as Congressman HenLOCKHART, Page A7
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For The Record

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Today in Texas History

April 12, 1836 On this day in 1836, Mexican forces under General Santa Anna captured Thompsons Ferry, on the Brazos River between San Felipe and Fort Bend. As Sam Houstons army retreated eastward, a rear-guard under Moseley Baker at San Felipe and Wyly Martin at Fort Bend sought to prevent the Mexicans from crossing the Brazos. At Thompsons Ferry on April 12, Mexican colonel Juan N. Almonte hailed the ferryman, who was on the east bank. Probably thinking that Almonte was a countryman who had been left behind during the retreat, the ferryman poled the ferry across to the west bank. Santa Anna and his staff, who had been hiding in nearby bushes, sprang out and captured the ferry. By this means the Mexican Centralists accomplished a bloodless crossing of the Brazos.

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Say to Mr. Poinsett that it is very true that I threw up my cap for liberty with great ardor, and perfect sincerity, but very soon found the folly of it. A hundred years to come my people will not be fit for liberty. They do not know what it is, unenlightened as they are, and under the influence of a Catholic clergy, a despotism is the proper government for them, but there is no reason why it should not be a wise and virtuous one.

A Jim Price Clean Up meeting will be held on Friday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Gonzales City Hall. This will be the final meeting before the Jim Price Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 21. The Community Cemetery Club Annual Program is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Evans Chapel United Methodist Church on CR 344 in Gonzales. Guest speaker will be Rev. James Bryant. The Gonzales Elks Ladies are sponsoring a barbecue chicken and sausage dinner on Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. all plates can be picked up in a drive-through line at the Elks Lodge, 1222 E. Sarah DeWitt Dr. Plates are $8 each and proceeds will go to fund local projects and scholarships. For more details, call 672-2615 after 6 p.m. A benefit plate sale to help defray legal expenses for Carolyn Bautista is scheduled from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Independence Park. Plates will be $8 and include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings.

Price Clean-Up

community center April 10th thru to the 13th from 10am to 2pm. Thank you for any support, the center needs a new roof. First United Methodist of Gonzales Youth Group will be having a 30 Hour Famine at the church on April 14-15. The 30 Hour Famine is a part of World Vision which helps hungry children all over the world. For more information on this, please contact Joel Griffin (youth director) at or at 830-2030559.

30-Hour Famine

Cemetery Club

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Wiedner, Gonzales Barbara Bowen, Gonzales Michelle Schlenker, Shiner Maxine Canion, Smiley Kegan Kay, Japan

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Nutritionist to present free seminar in Gonzales April 21

World renowned physician and inventor of nutritional brain supplement Focus Factor, Dr. Kyl Smith, will give a free seminar in Gonzales April 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Country Corner Grill (formerly Docs). Smith received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1993 and has since engaged in ongoing nutritional and natural medicine research. His passion is teaching doctors across the country how to utilize and integrate nutritional therapies to improve cognitive function. My lifes work has bveen about finding ways to improve the wondrous human brains ability to cogitate and remember throughout the lifespan, using key nutrients that are proven in a large body of scientific research, Smith said. Seating is limited, so RSVP to 830-672-9444 to reserve a place. The event is being sponsored by National Lifestyle Centers Inc. and A New Weigh Nutrition Club.

Elks Ladies BBQ

Want to help your friends and family celebrate? Let us know about the big day by calling 830-672-7100.
have extra plants in their gardens can also donate them to GCAM. To participate in this project or to get more information, call Blackwell at Dubose Insurance at 830-672-9581.

benefit BBQ

The Gonzales Young Farmers are having a fifth Sunday Barbeque to Go sale on Sunday April 29. BBQ is to be picked up from 11 am-1 pm at the old showbarn in Independence park. Prices are for whole brisket $45, 1/2 brisket $25, pork ribs $25, whole pork loin $35, 1/2 pork loin $20. Contact any Young Farmer member or Ken Hedrick 830-857-5332, Charles Rochester 830-8575366, or Kenneth Fink 830857-6355. Deadline to order is April 22. Child abuse attacks the most vulnerable part of our society, the children. Many times these children find themselves in the foster care system, a scary and confusing experience for most. Golden Crescent CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) trains volunteers to advocate for the best interest of these children during the time they are in foster care. A CASA representative will be available with information at the Gonzales Public Library on Wednesday, April 18 from 10 am to 4 pm. Come by and see about making a difference in a childs life and in your own. For more information, call Steve Halvorsen at 361-5733734. 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 April 19, 2012. Cost of study materials is $40.00 and the fee for the class is $10.00 F or more information; contact the Extension Office at 830672-8531.

Young Farmers BBQ

CASA volunteers

Please join us for the 52nd annual Delhi Community Center Barbecue and live auction on April 28 at the Delhi Community center 6108 State Highway 304. Barbecue plates will be available for $7 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the auction getting underway at 6. There will be live music by Don George & friends.

Delhi Communit BBQ

Dr. Kyl Smith

Gonzales Police Report

Gonzales Police Department Report from March 26-April 7 March 26 Reported Hit And Run Accident At College And Qualls St. Max Allen Horner, 17 of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Disorderly Conduct And In Same Incident Two 16 Year Old Males Were Issued Citations To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Theft Of Service At 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. March 28 Patrick Rhodes, 24 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Suspended/Invalid At 1000 Blk St. Andrew St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 500 Blk St. Louis St. March 29 Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 400 Blk St. Peter St. 15 Year Old Female Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 14 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Theft Of Service At 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Theft Of Service At 1600 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. 14 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 400 Blk College St. Walter Marion Taylor Jr, 29 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Driving While License Suspended/Invalid At 500 Blk St. Andrew St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 500 Blk Hamilton St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1600 Blk St. Andrew St. Reported Theft At 2000 Blk St. Joseph St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 1600 Blk St. Louis St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 2300 Blk Cr 197. Reported Theft At 1300 Blk Cavett St. March 30 16 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 100 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. March 31 Reported Theft At 1600 Blk Seydler St. Max Allen Horner, 17 Of Gonzales, And Jason Jay Underhill, 29 Of Bellevue, Both Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon At 2300 Blk Cr 197 (JB Wells Park). Case Still Under Investigation And More Charges May Be Pending. April 1 Gilbert Santos Garcia, 21 Of Gonzales, And John Andrew Garza, 29 Of Gonzales, Both Arrested And Charged With Criminal Trespass At 400 Blk St. Paul St. Reported Theft At 300 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. April 2 Karen Anne MacFarlane, 48 Of Austin, Arrested And Charged With Driving While Intoxicated At 183 South At City Limits. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 900 Blk St. Lawrence St. Reported Burglary Motor Vehicle At 400 Blk St. Joseph St. April 3 14 Year Old Male And 15 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disruption Of Class At 400 Blk College St. 15 Year Old Female Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 1800 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. Reported Assault At 800 Blk Wells St. April 4 Reported Assault At 1400 Blk Holmes St. Simon Cantu, 68 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Public Intoxication At 700 Blk St. Paul St. April 5 Reported Assault At 400 Blk College St. 12 Year Old Male And 13 Year Old Male Issued Citation To Appear In City Court Charged With Disorderly Conduct At 400 Blk Sarah Dewitt Dr. April 6 Reported Criminal Mischief At 400 Blk St. Vincent St. Reported Burglary Habitation At 100 Blk St. Paul St. Stacy Eugene Hunt Jr, 29 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault At 1700 Blk Waco St. Shanae Ford, 19 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Assault At 1700 Blk Waco St. Reported Criminal Mischief At 1300 Blk St. Lawrence St. April 7 Juan Peralta-Iscano, 26 Of Gonzales, Arrested And Charged With Criminal Trespass At 700 Blk Oakland Dr. 16 Year Old Male Detained And Charged With Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon At 1300 Blk Garden St And Was Transported To The Seguin Juvenile Detention Center.

The annual Bebe School Reunion will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Monthalia Methodist Church fellowship hall. All students and family are welcome. For more information, call Margaret Plunkett at 830-672-3329 or 830-263-2083, or Clarence Bahlmann at 830-437-2610. The Pilgrim Country Opry is scheduled April 14 at the Pilgrim Community Center, 12809 FM 1116 in Pilgrim. performers include the Pilgrim Heirs band with performances by Vernon Whitehead, Winston ONeal, Jim McWhorter and Robert Remschel with special guest appearances by Betty Herd, Dana Ivey and Louis Hoberman. The menu includes barbecue pork loin. Serving begins at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 7 p.m. The Seniors In Action for Gonzales County will be holding free Senior Games during the month of April and we will hold an awards luncheon recognizing Senior Citizens in the month of May in honor of Older Americans Month. We will have Mayor Bobby ONeal as our guest speaker and give many awards to Seniors as well as students from Gonzales High School and the annual Joan Floyd award. Please contact Donna Allen at 830-672-2867 for more information.

Bebe Reunion

Pilgrim Opry

An Appreciation BBQ Dinner will be held for Gonzales emergency employees and volunteers on Friday, April 20. The dinner will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Center of the First United Methodist Church, located at 426 St. Paul St. in Gonzales, and is being hosted by the Gonzales Ministerial Alliance. All emergency employees, volunteer and their families are invited to attend. Come and go or to go plates will be available. For more information, contact Rev. Andy Smith at 830672-8521. The Gonzales Learning Center wants to let folks know that were collecting gently used Christmas ornaments, lights, artificial trees, wreaths, dcor, and gift wrap for next years Christmas bazaar. Call 830-672-8291 to make arrangements to drop off your donation at the Learning Center, located at 1135 St. Paul. We can also pick up donations. For more information, send email to The Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc. (GVFVS) is a non-profit organization providing services to both residents and nonresidents that are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the counties of Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes and Wilson. GVFVS provides survivors with legal advocacy, case management, counseling, assistance with crime victims compensation and other services at no cost. For more information, call 830-372-2780 or 1-800-8342033.

Appreciation barbecue

Pesticide training

GLC donations

Senior Games

Violence shelter

The annual Belmont Community Center Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, April 14th from 8am to 2pm. Items for sale are clothes, housewares, tools, bedding, plants, bake sale, toys, holiday items, books, furniture, etc. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Drop- off at the

Belmont Rummage Sale

The Giving Gardens Project is requesting that local area businesses grow 1 or 2 plants for donation to the Gonzales Christian Assistance Ministry (GCAM). Green Acres Nursery will donate plants and seeds to businesses growing plants. Johnson Oil Co. will also donate five-gallon buckets. Businesses will have to supply their own dirt to grow the plants and individuals who

GCAM plant donations

Skid Steers and Attachments...Much More!

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830-672-8393 Office 210-912-5744 Cell
We carry skid steers, backhoes and a variety of used equipment. We also have a full line of CID skid steer attachments like, augers, shredders, grapple buckets, tree shearers, and much more.

3-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Stop by and wish Kathy Burrier good luck on her retirement. Friday, April 13


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102 W. Wallace, Gonzales

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Board sends well dispute to hearing


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judge for District 1 for the May 12 board of directors election and approved payment of the districts bills and expenses. Board president Emmett Baker Jr. and general manager Greg Sengelmann also told board members and the audience that they had attended separate meetings involving members of the Legislature and water rights, in particular the Lieutenant Governors interim charges to various subcommittees concerning single-county water districts. Both voiced essentially the same warning: What we heard was, theyre (the Natural Resources Committee) making decisions now on the effectiveness of single-county conservation districts, Baker said. We need as many people as possible to talk to their representatives.

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A dispute between two Gonzales County landowners over a proposed irrigation well will go before a hearing examiner after the Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors granted contested-case status to the opponent of the well permit application. Steve Ehrig had made an application to the district to re-work a well which had previously been capped as an oil/ gas well on a tract of more than 450 acres he owns. One of his neighbors, Steve Hendershot, filed an objection to the permit, saying the well might adversely affect the well on his property. Under the districts rules, the board could only determine during Tuesdays meeting whether or not to grant con-

tested-case status, not try to help the parties reach an agreement. I just want to know why they cant get along, board member Bruce Patteson said. Hendershot said the size of the proposed well is too large for the property because the districts rules stipulate the property has to be contiguous acreage and that, because the City of Gonzales right-of-way for streets cuts through both landowners properties, the acreage is not contiguous. We need to let the professionals handle that call, board member Kirk Trammell said. A motion to grant the contested case carried 3-1, with Link Benson opposed. The board then appointed the State Office of Administrative Hearings to hear the case. In other action Tuesday, the board appointed a replacement presiding

County GOP sets convention April 21

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In past election cycles, behalf of our county party, the county convention has I invite all interested been held in mid-March, zales County Republicans Gonzales County Retwo weeks after the March to join us on April 21 at the publican Chairman Myrna Primary Election. Because Courthouse to participate McLeroy has announced of federal court involve- in a full day of important that the 2012 Gonzales ment and changes to the discussions and decisions County / District Repub2012 Texas Primary Elec- that will carry forward to lican Convention will be tions, a three-judge panel our State Republican Conheld on Saturday, April 21 in San Antonio issued a vention and beyond. at the Gonzales County court order that moved the Traditionally, the counCourthouse, Commissiondate of the convention back ty/district convention has ers Court Room, starting at into April, but to a date that been open to any registered 1 p.m.. is before the May 29 Texas voter in the county who The county/District RePrimary Election. The State either voted in that years publican Convention is Party has issued a clear set Primary Election, or who held in even-numbered of guidelines to bring all took an oath of affiliation election years, as part of the conventions into compli- and identifying themselves statewide and national Reance with the court order. with the Republican Party One of the main differ- of Texas. Since the county/ ences in this years Repub- district conventions will lican convention process is be held before the May 29 that the Gonzales County Texas Primary Election, the Republican Party will not county Republican Conbe conducting precinct vention will continue to be conventions on the evening open to any registered votof the Primary Election. er who signs an oath of afSince the Primary Election filiation identifying themfalls so late on the calen- selves with the Republican dar, the state Republican Party of Texas. A complete Party acted in accordance list of convention particiwith RPT rules for the 2012 pants will be maintained cycle in voting to forego by the County Party, and precinct conventions and submitted to the Gonzales move straight to the coun- County Elections Office for ty/district convention. All their record-keeping after attendees will be seated by the convention. precinct and will vote their As an additional reprecinct strength. Further- source, the state party more, all attendees have stands ready to answer any the right to seek to become questions related to the a state delegate and to bring 2012 Republican Party of forth resolutions for con- Texas Convention process. sideration by the conven- More convention information. tion is available at the RPT In making the announce- website - ment, McLeroy said, AlAda Coffman is pictured holding the Shiner Heritage though the timing of this Quilters Guild 2012 Donation Quilt, entitled Crazy years convention schedule Cabins that she won in the drawing that was held has changed for Gonzales on Saturday, March 17. Proceeds from the Guilds County Republicans, we fundraiser are used to sponsor the summer youth are more enthusiastic than quilt classes, support various community chari- ever about coming togethGALVESTON Judge ties, offer programs that promote the appreciation er for this important event Jesse Almaraz was certified of quilt making and preserve the quilting heritage. and ready to get to work The Guild is grateful to all who supported this effort. on our duties that day. On at the recent Twenty Hour Justice of the Peace Semi(Courtesy Photo) nar held March 25-28 in Galveston. The seminar was sponsored by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, a division of Texas State University-San Marcos, with offices in Austin. The seminar is held for elected Justices of the Peace so they can fulfill their Continuing Judicial Education Requirements as set forth in Article 27.005 of the Texas Government Code. The seminar addressed topics such as judicial ethpublican convention process. The purposes of the convention are to choose delegates and alternates to the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) State Convention, currently scheduled for June 7-9 in Fort Worth, and to consider resolutions or statements on policy issues to send to the State Convention for eventual inclusion in the state and national Party platform. All attendees have the right to seek to become a state delegate and to bring forth resolutions for consideration by the convention. The Nixon Cross Country Trailriders have elected new Officers, Queen, and Mascot for the 2012-2013 year. Pictured is Trail Boss Rick Scott, new Queen Natalie Trammell, and Mascot Wyatt Rowlands. Natalie is the daughter of Slade and Shelly Trammell of Nixon. Wyatt is the son of Daniel and Sarah Rowlands of Victoria. Other Officers elected were: Assistant Trail Boss Renee Wheat, Secretary Janna Wheat, Treasurer Nathan Wheat, Head Scout Lee Clepper, Assistant Scout Robert Barnett, and Wagon Master Scott Trammell. (Courtesy photo)

New Trail Bosses

9th annual Crawfest set in Flatonia on April 21

FLATONIA The Flatonia Chamber of Commerce invites you to come out and join us for an evening full of fun with a feast of crawfish, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, beer, wine, tea, door prizes and a silent & live auction. Crawfest will be featuring BROKE 60 for your listening & dancing pleasure from 8pm until midnight. The 9th annual Flatonia Crawfest is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, from 6pm until 12 midnight, at the Flatonia American Legion Hall Hwy 90 East. The Chamber is also looking for sponsors for this event, please contact the Chamber Office if you are interested. Tickets are $30 per person and it includes a feast

Heritage Quilt

Almaraz attends justice seminar

ics, tenants remedies, criminal procedure, civil procedure, social media, evictions, legal analysis, enforcement in juvenile cases, default judgments, pretrial motions, commercial motor vehicle offenses, inquests, Rule 12, Technology Fund, contract law, administrative hearings, evidence, traffic law, credit cards, personal injury and property damage, magistration and bond conditions, and traffic safety. Almaraz is Justice of the Peace for Gonzales County Precinct 3.

LULING Its time to clean up your yards, garages, businesses, and storerooms. The City of Luling will be having a clean up day scheduled for Saturday, May 12. There will be a free junk drop-off point for city residents, this site will be manned from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Residents will be required to show proof of last months paid utility bill in order to dump. The city will accept all types of junk except refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, or any units that contain a compressor and freon. Any volunteers or civic organizations that want to help in this city wide clean-up are asked to please call the City of Luling office at 875-2481. Please help us help the citizens keep Luling a clean town to live in.

Citywide cleanup set in Luling

of eats, drinks and entertainment! Tickets can be purchased at the Flatonia Chamber of Commerce (208 E. N. Main St.); C & M Liquor (505 E. IH 10 Frontage Rd.); Migls Food Market (116 W. North Main St.); and Rhinestone Angel (501 E. IH 10 Frontage Rd.). For more information contact the Flatonia Chamber at 361.865.3920 or

Senate candidate speaks

The Republican Women of Yoakum hosted a Spring Luncheon for members and associates on Wednesday, April 4. Guest Lela Pittenger, Candidate for the U.S. Senate, gave an inspiring speech about her conservative convictions which drew her to run for office. She is pictured here with new member Lisa Zeller. Also in attendance were Texas State Board of Education Candidate Veronica Anzaldua and local candidates Jerry Tanner, Bill Old, and Kevin Kolb. People of all ages are encouraged to join the group. Men may join as Associate Members. During this exciting election year young people are encouraged to join and become active in the political process. Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month in Yoakum. For more information, contact Brenda Cash at 361-594-4258. (Courtesy photo)

Judge Almaraz
Pol. Adv. paid for by Bob Burchard, 403 St. George St., Gonzales, TX 78629




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Fundamentalism fine as a belief, bad as government policy

For most of the past three decades, Id say Ive been politically allied with those who consider themselves religious conservatives. We share a lot of common views, not the least of which is the fact that the United States is a country which is founded on Christian principles, even if our Constitution does prohibit an establishment of religion. But this years presidential race is fast bringing out the worst in my allies, I fear and like a lot of others, Ill admit that Im both puzzled and saddened by some of the attitudes were hearing from our heretoforefriends in the evangelical movement. The religious bigotry shown toward some of the presidential candidates, in particular towards the two leading contenders, simply doesnt belong in a modern society. I could care less whether Barack Obama and Mitt Romney go to this church or that church. Mind you, I would never vote for either but thats because neither adheres to the Constitution, not their religious beliefs. I could care less if you worship unicorns and find God by painting your body blue and dancing and singing Ding-Dong The Witch is Dead!

In Our View
The Cannon

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dances with Chihuahuas

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as long as you support and defend the Constitution instead of shredding it, you can count on my vote. Whether Mr. Obama has studiously ignored the racist messages of Liberation Theology for more than 20 years or whether hes a closet Islamist, the fact remains that it is neither his religion nor his skin tone that have doubled the size of secessionist and militia movements in the last three years. Americans will not countenance tyranny, and thats the direction were headed under the current President. But because the Old Guard power-brokers backing Romney for the GOP nomination have insisted on pushing their big-government liberal down the throats of that party a move which will enrage and alien-

Justice delayed, justice denied for the voters of Guadalupe County

There is a well known maxim that says justice delayed is justice denied. That seems to be the case for Guadalupe County voters. Guadalupe County Judge Mike Wiggins announced on March 20 that he would resign, but the deadline has passed for an election to fill his unexpired term to be on the May 29 primary ballot. Rather than sparing the voters and tax payers the pain and drama that started with his arrest on February 6, Wiggins ignored the obvious and stayed on. Even now, Wiggins plans to stay until April 30, never mind that his duties are all gone. The question has got to be asked: why? What did Wiggins accomplish by tenaciously staying on as County Judge until now? He has hurt his party and his community. Wiggins hurt the voters because the Texas Election Code states that for a vacant office to be on the primary election ballot, the vacancy must occur 62 days before the primary date. With an April 30 effective date for Wiggins resignation, nominees for county judge in the November general election will be chosen by the executive committees of the Republican and Democratic parties. The voters will have no say in the matter. Either by design or default, Wiggins hurt the voters. His party, the GOP, is hurt because the Commissioners have to appoint someone who can serve temporarily. It cant be one of them because then they would have to appoint someone to fill their own vacant spot. The matter is further complicated because unless they are the ones nominated by the Republican Party to run for County Judge in November, they could lose both jobs. On the other hand, if the person they

ate the partys smaller-government factions from the Paullists to the Tea Partiers Obama will be re-elected. In addition to what could be termed the more libertarian wing of the party, the Republicans also stand to lose the evangelicals, which will most assuredly spell defeat for the GOP. Unlike the Tea Partiers, however, the evangelicals balk not at Romneys politics but at his Mormon beliefs. Many of them say hes not Christian. I dont recall anyone slamming Thomas Jeffersons beliefs, and he was the closest thing weve ever had to having an agnostic Commanderin-Chief. Obamas re-election will bring melt-down. The United States will devolve into either full-blown civil war or will separate into several independent nations grouped regionally by ideology. (You Austinites: Id like to point out that I-10 runs in both directions to whichever coast you prefer. Time to pack.) For the most part, we minimalgovernment types have a lot in common with our evangelical brethren. In general, we think the

separation of church and state has gone way off the deep end, and that many of this countrys problems are a direct result of a societal decline in morals a decline which could be solved by the judicious application of those basic Christian values most of us were brought up with a half-century ago. Where we split is over how to get society to apply those values. I have no issue with you evangelizing your interpretation of Gods message to man; thats your right, and whether or not I agree with what youre saying, I have and will defend to the death your right to believe whatever notion takes root in your brain. But I have an issue with it when you want to use my government to impose that interpretation on the rest of us. Youre falling into the same biggovernment trap that has ensnared the elitists of the Far Left and the undereducated millions who follow them blindly. You cant force us to believe or worship the same way you do. The problem is that, as human beings, we tend to be lazy. We tend to want to let the government do

jobs we dont want to do. Hence, rather than doing the hard work of raising the countrys morals by applying societal pressure verbal and written statements, boycotts, pressure on advertisers, billboards, standing on street corners howling at passers-by our evangelical friends want to use the bully pulpit of government to accomplish that mission. And when we start down that road, the Republic is finished. We would become a Christian version of Iran. Fortunately, the Founding Fathers, while Christian, had the wisdom to foresee where such a path might lead. Hence, they included in Article VI of the Constitution the following clause: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

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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.

appoint wins, it gives the appearance of a good ole boy system. Wiggins hurt the community by his example. The embarrassment to the community of the countys highest ranking elected official being arrested was bad enough, but then Wiggins complicated the matter by digging in his heels and staying in office ignoring everyone advice and demands. Yes, he is innocent until proven guilty, but the proper and correct manner to handle this mess was for him to immediately resign or take a leave of absence until the matter was cleared up. Instead, he has caused everyone to be inconvenienced. It appears more like defiance and pride clouded Wiggins thinking, and now the entire county must pay the price. Justice was delayed because Wiggins chose to drag everyone into his private affair, and justice has been denied because the voters cannot have any direct input into the selection of their next County Judge. If there is a lesson here, it is that elected officials must remember who they work for as public servants. They cannot embarrass their boss, the taxpayer, and leave them twisting in the wind over a private affair. The public comes first for all public servants.

Black on black violence: murders that dont count

Delric Miller IV died in a hail of bullets a month ago. When someone fired 37 AK-47 rounds into his Detroit home at 4:30 a.m., he was mortally wounded while dozing on the couch. He was 9 months old. No one made the multicolored teething ring he got for Christmas or his toy hammer into national symbols of random violence. Last year, Charinez Jefferson, 17, was shot and killed on a Chicago street. She begged the shooter not to shoot her because she was pregnant, a pastor explained. The alleged assailant, Timothy Jones, 18, shot her in the head, chest and back after seeing her walking with a rival gang member. New York Times columnist Charles Blow did not write a column about Jeffersons killing as a symbol of the perils of being a young black woman in America. Last June, a stray bullet from a confrontation on a Brighton Beach, N.Y., boardwalk killed 16-year-old Tysha Jones as she sat on a bench. A 19-year-old man, out for revenge after an earlier scuffle on the boardwalk, was charged in the shooting. Tyshas heartbroken mother was not featured on all the national TV shows. In January, 12-year-old Kadejah Davis was shot and killed when, allegedly, 19-year-old Joshua Brown showed up at her Detroit house to demand the return of a cellphone from Davis mother. When Brown didnt get the phone, he fired shots through the front door. No one held high-profile street protests to denounce gunplay over such trifles. Everything about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida is a matter of contention. About this, though, there should be no doubt: If Martin had been shot by a black classmate, if he had been caught in a random crossfire, if he had looked at a gang member the wrong way, his death would have been relegated to the back pages of the local newspaper. Not a cause, not even

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a curiosity: Just another dead young black man. Nothing to see here. Please, move on. Jesse Jackson is right that blacks are under attack. According to a 2005 FBI report, blacks accounted for 13 percent of the population and 49 percent of all homicide victims. In 93 percent of the cases, the killer was black. Half of the victims were ages 17 to 29. That works out to 4,000 murders of young blacks in one year, overwhelmingly at the hands of other blacks. In the communities where these killings occur there is, to put it in Jacksons inimitable terms, no justice and no peace. There is no comparable epidemic of half-Hispanic neighborhood-watch volunteers like George Zimmerman shooting young black men. An injustice may well have been done in the handling of the Martin shooting, but lets not fool ourselves. Zimmerman could be arrested, convicted and hanged tomorrow, and it will have no effect on the lives of young black people in communities beset by social disorder. Whatever happens to Zimmerman, the drip-drip of spilled blood will continue, all but ignored except in the police blotter. In America, the lives of young black people are cheap, unless they happen to fit the right agenda. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
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We should use our differences as tools to lead others to God

We Christians ought to be like-minded in our love for Christ, united in spirit for Gods purposes; seeking peace- not arguing amongst ourselves regarding manner of worship, mode of dress, church methodology or other non-essential doctrine. The body functions best when every part works in harmony. As does the body of Christ. As Jesus walked among the crowds He saw the harassed and helpless people in the crowdssheep without a shepherd--and reached out to them in compassion. He went through the villages teaching, preaching, driving out evil spirits, and healing sickness and disease. Christ spoke to the people about the kingdom of God in simple parables so that they could understand the spiritual meaning of His message. But there were too many people for Him to handle alone. So Jesus said, Come with me, and I will teach you to catch men; giving His disciples the authority to do everything He was doing. Each was sent to preach the message to different places and to specific groups of people. All Christians are ministers of the message of salvation; we all are commissioned to go out and catch men. However, lets not assume that our Christian commonality has given us the same perspectives. No one person can reach everyone. No one person can be everything to everyone. Different people have different ways of communicating the same thing. Different people also respond differently to the same thing. Simply put, not all fish are attracted to the same bait. People are inclined to listen to those who make them feel comfortable. Having something in common with a person creates a bond that makes communication easier. Unfamiliar ground is uncomfortable; sometimes unfamiliar ground is even scary. But, establishing common ground isnt a matter of faking interest in what someone is saying while forcing ourselves to keep an open mind. We each arrive at our salvation through different paths. That path is the familiar ground which enables us

Love, Eloise
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to communicate with certain people in a way that they can understand. Effectiveness for God depends on our ability to reach people where they are-not where we are. Relating to a person means having compassion for their pain because weve been where they now are. People are searching for answers to help them get through their problems. Do you know who you can relate to best? If not, a good first step is to establish where you were before your salvation. Some of us didnt know anything about God or about Christ; living in total spiritual darkness. As slaves to the devil we became alcoholics, drug addicts, thieves, liars, murderers, abusers, sexually immoral and followers of the occult. We came face-to-face with evil, arriving at the cross on bloody knees, because we had to fight the demons to get here. Some of us were taught about Christ but never received Him into our hearts. The messages we heard at our occasional church attendance never made a difference in our lives because the Bible was just a book on the shelf. Wanting total control over our destiny, we did not involve God in our daily lives, so life was always an emotional roller-coaster ride. Some of us grew up in Christian homes and were always involved in a church. But years of ritual, denominational doctrine and religious hypocrisy wore us

the editor If you base your vote on religion, do us all a favor and dont vote
Dear Editor, There are so many ways in which I could respond to the opinion piece that appeared in last weeks issue of The Cannon written by Mr. Sullivan. It so offended me, I was tempted to cancel my subscription to the paper. Instead, I have decided to utilize the same constitutional right that he did, and voice my beliefs. The definition of Christian is one who believes in and follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. I am a Christian. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. He is my comforter, my friend, my brother. I have made, and unfortunately continue to make, mistakes. Because of His sacrifice, and through repentance, I can be forgiven of those sins and mistakes. He has given me holy scriptures to help guide me as I try to be a better person. I know that my Father in Heaven loves me, and wants me to return to live with Him someday. I know that the Holy Ghost is a comforter and guide for me. I also know that these three, God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate personages. Knowing they are separate and unique individuals does not in any way diminish their divine purpose or authority. In fact, knowing them individually, bringing them into my life daily, uplifts me and helps me face each new day. I am sorry Mr. Sullivan is so misinformed that he does not understand history, or other religions. I cannot speak to what President Obama or Mr. Romney personally BELIEVE, but I can speak to the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). And yes, members of the LDS church are often referred to as Mormons. Let me make this perfectly clear, Mormons are indeed Christians! Jesus Christ is the center of everything that the Church teaches. It is through Christ our Savior that we will gain life eternal. Yes, I am Mormon, and I am most certainly a Christian. Mr. Sullivan referenced scripture and cited The Athanasian Creed as the foundation for belief in the Trinity, as a measurement of whether one is Christian or not. There is no actual scripture that refers to the Trinity, but there are several scriptures that identify the individuality of the members of the Godhead, Luke 22 being but one example. The Athanasian Creed is doctrine put forth by the Catholic Church in the fifth century. By that standard, and the text of that creed, anyone who is not Catholic would not be considered Christian. There are a lot of good people in the world who are faithful Christians, but are not Catholic. Please understand, I am in no way attacking the Catholic Church, I am merely pointing out the origin of this particular creed/ statement. Finally, I would say to Mr. Sullivan, and every other voter, if all you base your vote on is religion, please do not bother to vote. Just because someone says they are, you can insert what every religion you would like in this spot doesnt mean , they faithfully follow those teaching, or would make decisions based on those beliefs. I tell my students, it is your constitutional right to vote, but it is your moral obligation to be informed of the issues before you vote. Please, study the issues, study the candidates actions and answers in reference to these issues. Become aware of what authority a president actually has, as compared to what the candidates promise. Remember this election is for more than just the president, so look at the candidates for the local races, the legislatures, judges, even the school boards. Find out how they have voted previously, what they have said and done, and make an informed decision. Should religion play a part in the decision you make in the ballot box? I say, not any more than race, sex, marital status, handicap, or age should. I would hope that each person will vote based on the actions of the candidates. I do not care what religion a candidate is, I care about their actions and their words. It is my job to raise moral children. It is also MY job to teach my children about our Savior. It is the presidents job to act as the executive officer for this country. That is the job they are hired (elected) to do, and that is the criteria I will judge them by when I cast my vote. Jami Owens Harwood

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out. So, we walked out of the church and turned away from God; because we confused rigid religion with Christianity. We replaced Gods central position in our hearts for good works, careers, families, hobbies and education. We became modern day idol worshippers. Some of us have never known anything else but the Christian life. We grew up in Christian homes, have always been involved in the church and continually talking God. Bible study and prayer is as natural as breathing. These differences are the very tools we can use to build and expand the kingdom of God. We can share the salvation message to others in different ways as long as the point is made clearly; keeping in mind that nothing should be taken away or added to what the bible really says regarding this subject. We should never criticize anyone for their willingness to help others in their own way. There were too many needy people for one person to handle alone. There is no formula for letting people know how to enter heaven. Take time to listen with your heart when someone dares to share their story with you. You will know when someone needs the answers that you have. Dont be afraid to share your story with them. Someone is traveling the road you once traveled and may die without the road map that is in your hand. You have been thereyou know the pitfalls, the dangerous curves, and the only passage out. Show them the way. love, eloise

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Take a stand against the criminals: speak out

Dear Editor and neighbors: On April 5th we were burglarized for the second time. The thieves cut our fence and removed the post to gain access to the property. They drove through the field down to the barn. The thieves broke into the barn and literally cleaned it out. They took our 2012 Polaris Ranger 800 crew, a 2012 Yamaha Grizzly four wheeler, a red go cart, a yellow mini dirt bike, a Honda Generator, a zero turn White lawnmower, a push lawn mower, a walk behind weed eater, fishing rods and tackle boxes, shovels, all kinds of assorted hand and electrical tools, three chain saws, two pole saws. Even our gas cans with our name on them were taken. We are asking you to keep your eyes and ears open. We are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of these thieves. It is time we come together as a community and contact our Commissioners for their support. We are not the first or the last to be hit by crime in our area lately. In telling our story we have heard countless similar stories. We have a choice to either fight or sell our property. We have chosen to fight back! Johnny Smith and Sue Haley Smith Lockhart EDITORS NOTE: If you have information on this incident or any crime in Caldwell County, please contact the Caldwell County Sheriff s Office at 512-398-6777.

Thanks for putting the word out!

fer to your paper as the Peoples Voice for Gonzales and Gonzales County.. Keep up your outstanding work, and thank you again for keeping us updated so well about my home... The Cradle Of Texas Independence. Joe Haynes Santa Anna, TX

Dear Editor, Just wanted to let you know that the article you did on St. George Street was great. Thanks to the Gonzales Cannon for helping us get the word out that the businesses on St. George Street are opened. Barbara Friedrich Gonzales Main Street

Thanks community for your caring, help

Cannon has become the Peoples Voice

Dear Editor, As a former long-time resident of Gonzales, and someone who still considers Gonzales to be home, I am so very impressed with The Gonzales Cannon. As I live in the Brownwood/ Abilene area presently, it is so great to be able to follow all the Gonzales County happenings in your On-Line version whenever I can. I most enjoy the efforts of you and your staff to dig into the stories that really matter and make a difference to the area. I re-

Dear Editor, Thank you from Betty Vega and family to The Heights of Gonzales and Texan Nursing and Rehab The Harris Fruinal Home and The Tax Place and The Turn Around Bar for helping me and my family in our time of need and the Gonzales community for being there also thank you againg from the bottom of our hearts and God bless. Betty Vega Gonzales

Republicans are lying? Really?

To the Editor: I read with some amusement the letter to the editor in another paper about how the Republicans are lying deliberately and repeatedly with malice and in-

tent of defrauding the American people. This from a party that told us that we had to pass the bill to find out what is in it? This from a party whose leader said that the Republicans are trying to repeal a bill that had overwhelming support? I dont call 219-212 a very large mandate. This from a party who gave waivers to Obamacare to the privileged few, including unions? This from a party that wants to tax the rich to give to the poor? In reference to drilling, remember how Obama and the EPA halted ALL drilling in the Gulf, forcing expensive drilling rigs to go elsewhere for work? These rigs take multi-year contracts to ensure their survival. And why wont the EPA and Obama allow drilling on Federal lands, including ANWAR, which is only 1000 or so acres in the midst of millions of acres in Alaska, and off shore of California and Florida. These are huge reservoirs of oil and gas waiting to be tapped by environmentally concerned oil companies. This concern about protecting our shores really makes a lot of sense when the Chinese are drilling for oil off our Florida coastline as we speak. Do you think they care about OUR shoreline? At least our oil companies care about the environment. Do you think that this huge

influx of drilling in Gonzales County, and surrounding South Texas counties, is because of Obama, unless you count rising gas prices for lack of leadership in the energy department. Remember, Obamas Secretary of Energy, who doesnt drive a car, said he doesnt mind if gas goes to $8.00 a gallon. And we gave billions to Brazil for offshore drilling off their coastline. If it is good enough to drill off Brazil, why cant we drill here? Didnt Obama say he didnt mind if gas prices went sky high? How many more green energy companies will get billions in loans and then go bankrupt, even though the GSA says not to give them the money? Remember the energy exchange in Chicago? It is designed to make billions upon billions for green energy investors by buying and selling carbon tax credits, something that the biggest polluting countries will not participate in. I saw a political cartoon this morning that said that Obama promised to take money from people who dont vote for him and give it to those who do. Michael Navjar Gonzales

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The Lord has truly showered his blessings down: Minnie Mae departed this earthly life on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Heights Nursing Facility in Gonzales, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Vern Mathis, Sr., one son; Walter Vern Mathis, Jr., two granddaughters; Shelby Mathis and Krystan Murphy; her parents; Elmore and Minnie Ella Miles Allen, four brothers, Elmore Allen, Jr., Calvin Allen, Marshall Ray Allen and Reverend Elworth Allen, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory; two daughters; Shalynn Mathis and Lavern Neise (Jamey) Murphy, one son: Walt Allen (Kennedha) Mathis, five granddaughters: Aleri, Zoie, Megan Mathis, Isabella and Olivia Murphy, three grandsons; Morgan Mathis, Aidan and Colin Murphy, all of Ft. Worth, Texas. One brother; Melvin Allen, Sr. of Gonzales, Texas, two sisters; Derbie (Rev. H.L.) Roberson of Gonzales, Texas and Pamela Felip of Austin, Texas. Her in laws; Rosemary Mathis of Ft. Worth, Texas, George Mathis, Sr. (Aileen) of Gonzales, Texas; Patricia Allen and Darlene Allen. Her adopted mother, Ms. Fannie Mae Lee. A very special person; Mr. Dale Harper, Sr. and family of Gonzales, Texas, 1965 classmates of Edwards High School. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday at St. James Baptist Church, 11:00 a.m. Viewing from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Harris Funeral Home. Services entrusted to Harris Funeral Home, Gonzales. Texas.

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states with the General Telephone Co. which is now known as Verizon. He was employed for this company for over 30 years and retired in August of 1977. Before starting his career in the telephone industry he was employed by the Goodyear Rubber C. where he drove as a tire tester. He also drove a truck for the Sinclair Oil Refinery. He also served in many capacities and offices of the International Communication Workers of America Union. Mr. Williams lived in the community of Wakefield and served as the neighborhood handy man until going to the Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Nursing Home located in Diboll, Texas in March of 2008 where he continued to work and share his stories with all until he finally retired on April 4th. He was the Past Grand in the order of the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Gonzales Lodge No. 58. As a small boy his brothers and sisters called him Horsefly. In later years he was better known as Willie. He was preceded in death by wife of 61 years: Bobbie Lee Herring Williams; parents: Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Williams; four brothers and five sisters. Mr. Williams is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: B.F. Jr. and Susan Williams of Dayton, Texas; daughter: Nadine and husband Wayne Culver of Humble, Texas; daughter: Sherry (Shae) Williams of Baytown, Texas; grandchildren: Mandi Shae Williams of Houston, Texas and Brian Williams of Corrigan, Texas; great granddaughter; Cheyenne Williams of Henderson, Texas; step grandchildren: Michelle and Wade Airheart of New Mexico, James Luke and Leslie Morgan of Livingston, Texas; step great grandchildren: Coleman and Bailey Airheart of New Mexico; sisters-inlaw: Sarah Williams of Lubbock, Texas; Nila Faye Smith and husband A.J. of Houston, Texas, Betty Perkins Ivey and husband Roscoe of Lufkin, Texas, Hannalore Herring and husband Jim of San Antonio, Texas, Eddie Herring of Diboll, Texas; special nephew: Sonny Williams of Brownwood, Texas; many nieces, nephews, and numerous other family members and friends. Pallbearers: Troy Herring, Mike Herring, Cody Herring, Brian Williams, Chick (Charles) Williams, David Findling, Sonny Williams. Honorary Pallbearers: Mandi Shae Williams, Cheyenne Williams. The family would like to thank the staff of Trinity Mission Health and Rehab Nursing Home for the care, love and compassion shown for Mr. Williams for the last four years. They would also like to thank the staff of Heart to Heart Hospice especially Jennifer Hilton for their care and compassion during his final days. Funeral Services entrusted to Corrigan Funeral Home.

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Minnie Mae Allen Mathis I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Minnie Mae Allen Mathis was the second child born to Elmore Allen, Sr. and Minnie Ella Miles-Allen. She confessed Christ at an early age at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. H. Martin. She served in the choir, usher board and Sunday School. She attended school in Mt. Eden (Waelder, TX). Then attended the Riverside campus school in Gonzales, Texas. She later graduated from Edwards High School in 1965. She enjoyed sports and loved the homemaking class. Minnie Mae took some nursing and business courses later in life. On July 19, 1965, she married the apple of her eyes Mr. Walter Vern Mathis and to this union four children were born. In 1966 the family moved to San Antonio, TX for one and a half years. During the year of 1968 they were transferred to Ft. Worth, TX, where they lived. Minnie Mae loved living in Ft. Worth. While in Ft. Worth, she made friends with everyone she met. She worked as a private baby sitter, Melody Mobile Homes and DFW Airport as a Security Officer. She enjoyed meeting all the famous people who came through her check point. Her favorite past time entertainment was Pick 3, Bingo and Pitty Pat. Minnie Mae attended church and united with new Jerusalem Christian Center under Pastor Larry Jackson. She later attended and joined the Mt. Horum Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Floyd S. Moody. She served in the mission and the widowers club. She would always call to Gonzales and tell the family about the services. Minnie also attended the Women Society Group and the Womens Center where she served as president. Minnie loved her family and was always willing to aide anyone. The hour for her was never to early or late. She was just a phone call away. She did not miss a birth of a grandchild whom she loved dearly. Her health began to fail in 2010. Thanksgiving 2011 she asked the family to bring her home to Gonzales, TX. She arrived in Gonzales on Jan. 27, 2012. She was so Happy.


Scouts Honor

Eagle candidate helps give Normas House a facelift


Tiffany Collie of Normas House receives a check from Dennis Nesser III, who chose to make renovations to the center as his Eagle Scout project. In addition to the upgrades, Nesser raised $1,033.09 in donations for Normas House. (Photo by Cedric Iglehart)

B.F. Williams Sr., 1922-2012 Funeral Services for B.F. Williams Sr., 90, of Corrigan, Texas was held Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, Texas with Robert Lankford officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Apple Springs, Texas. Visitation was held Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., before the service, in the Corrigan Funeral Home Chapel in Corrigan, Texas. Mr. Williams was born April 2, 1922 in San Saba, Texas, and passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Diboll, Texas. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard (Navy) from September 24, 1942 until November 27, 1945. He served as an electrician on board a ship in the Philippine Islands. He worked as a telephone man in many communities, cities and in five


Normas House was in need of a facelift, so it was only appropriate that a facility dedicated to the wellbeing of children have a child lead an effort to come their aid. Dennis Nesser III, who just turned 16 on April 11, spent last weekend beautifying Normas House as part of his Eagle Scout project. Nesser is the son of Jean Floyd and Dennis Nesser, Jr. of Gonzales. I was looking for a project and my mom had worked with Normas House in the past, he said. She was told about what they needed, so we came and checked it out. We found out what they needed and decided to go with it. The center needed some of its shutters replaced and some others to be sanded and re-painted. There were some doors that needed new screens and Nesser also updated the small sign affixed near the side entrance. Before undertaking the project, Nesser spent time going around town solicit-

ing donations, everything from money to supplies to workers. We went and got donations from everywhere, he said. One person donated all of the wood we needed, which was quite a bunch. After we put an advertisement in the paper, we had some huge checks come in. One of the checks was for $500. The community really came together on this project. The work took about two days and ended on Sunday with the renovation of the accessibility ramp and back door steps. Tiffany Collie, program coordinator and forensic interviewer for Normas House, said Nessers effort was truly a Godsend. This really means a lot to us, she said. Weve been wanting to do this for a long time, but we didnt have the money or the manpower to do it. When Dennis asked us if he could do this as his Eagle Scout project, we were really excited. The place is so much prettier now. It makes the house seem a little more inviting and welcoming. It looks like a happier place for children to come and

thats our goal. On Monday, Nesser presented Collie with a check for $1,033.09, the sum total from the monetary donations he received in support of his project. Collie said the money will go toward the centers current beautification project. Were going to be doing some landscaping with the Master Gardeners and these donations are going to go into that fund, she said. Nesser wanted to offer his thanks to the many generous donors and volunteers who assisted in his project. The list includes: Gonzales County Sheriff Glen A. Sachtleben, Kesslers Auto Supply, Barry Boothe, Sage Capital Bank, Lisa Gaspard of Farmers Insurance, Marvin Miles, August Etlinger of Reeses Print Shop, Gonzales Building Center, Auto Zone, Robert Brown (in memory of Bonnie Brown), John Mercier, WB Farm & Ranch Supply, Jean Ollom, Mr. and Mrs. Kennon Dubose, JoAnn Liefeste, H-EB Food Store, Pizza Hut, Debbie Malatek, and Collin Bond (donated pressure washer).

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crease with its April allocation of $98,128 representing a 41 percent jump over last year. Also up was Hlalettsville, which will receive a check for $78,258, a 30.46 percent increase. Moultons check for $12,114 is a 33.42 percent jump over 2011 numbers. Shiner was the only city in the area to see a smaller 2012 check. Its April allocation of $19,130 is 8.75 percent under 2011s figure. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.87 billion, up 16.9 per-

cent compared to March 2011. The latest sales tax revenue numbers mark a continuation of recent trends we have seen in sales tax receipts, Combs said. Strong collections continued in oil and gas-related sectors, while growth in revenue from the retail sector and restaurants also accelerated. Combs will send April local sales tax allocations totaling $488.7 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 17 percent compared to April 2011.

planned. As part of a revenue requirement, the company is entitled to a return. Rather than getting the 10.75 percent they requested, they agreed to the 10.33 percent that the Texas Railroad Commission had previously approved. The council agreed to set the rates at the negotiated settlement levels with Councilman Tim Faulkner calling it a partial victory. In other new business, the council granted two Specific Use Permits that cleared the way for the creation of new accommodations in town. Joe Hagan requested the permits because he wants to open temporary housing for oilfield workers. One facility would be located at 201 W. Morris Street. The Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) recommended the permit for that location with the stipulations that it be for two years, the facility have limited occupancy and there be a 1-to-1 ratio on the parking. A more common term for this kind of housing is a Man Camp, said Hagan. Basically its just going to be a place to sleep with a restroom, showers and a centralized kitchen. The other facility is located at 1114 W. Gonzales Street. P&Z recommended the permit for address with the same stipulations as the other location plus they requested additional lighting and the construction of a fence. A lot of the neighbors have concerns about crime in the area, Hagan said. I thought that we would put in more lighting and put up a cyclone fence that you can see through. There are three buildings on that site. One would be used specifically for eating and the others would be used as sleeping quarters. Hagan estimated construction at

both facilities will take between three and six months to complete. In another agenda item, Gary Brewer of Victoria addressed the council in hopes of getting them to remove a mobile home from 214 Ruppert Street. Brewer, who is the son of Yoakum octogenarian Edith Brewer, contended the structure was unsafe and a public nuisance. The home was vacated 14 years ago and set abandoned for 11 years until it was acquired by Rudy Molinas, who moved it to its current location in July 2009. There has been a number of break-ins at this home, Brewer said. It was vermininvested with rats, skunks, raccons, mice and so forth. It was a neighborhood eyesore. The previous owner told Mr. Molinas he could just have the thing if he hauled it away. Brewer said immediately after the building was relocated to Ruppert Street, the structure started presenting health hazards. Neighbors adjacent to the property noticed rodents, roaches and spiders that had crawled out of the abandoned building and were now invading their lots, he said. There were large holes in the floors exposing the ground, cracks in the walls and ceiling, trash and debris that fell off the shell to make the neighborhood look unsanitary. When addressed to clean up the building, Molinas informed the neighbors that he had given the building to his daughter, who make the necessary repairs as soon as she was financially able. Brewer said months passed and finally his mother reported the situation to Yoakum code enforcement officer Adam Findeisen in late 2009. Mr. Findeisens response was he had given the owner 90 days to clear up the discrepancies, said Brewer. That was over two years ago

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and those same discrepancies plus additional ones are present today. In addition to the health concerns, Brewer said the building has recently become a location for suspected criminal activity. A few months ago my mother informed me that she had seen suspicious activity around that building, Brewer said. This includes an automobile driving into a lot next to the structure at 1 a.m in the morning and waiting for several minutes until another vehicle drove up beside it. Both vehicles turned off their lights and left after about 15 minutes. On other nights, she would see the same vehicle arrive and young people would walk up to the car and then leave shortly thereafter. Brewer said he contacted Yoakum city manager Kevin Coleman in February about the situation and was told that Coleman would investigate it. Brewer met with Coleman and Findeisen in March, where he was informed that the owner had been cited for not having skirting around the building and would have to appear in Municipal Court. Two things struck me odd about this citation, said Brewer. Why did it take three years to get any citation issued? Secondly, why would you issue a citation for skirting around an abandoned, unsafe building when there are so many other serious building codes that are being violated? Coleman later informed Brewer that the citation had been postponed for 30 days due to a loan the owner had received to make repairs. In response to Brewers plea to the council, Coleman explained that the owner has a court date set for April 27 and that she also has a current building permit in place. He recommended sending her a letter informing her that she has six months to show active progress per the terms of

the permit. Shes complied with our standard to do roofing and siding, but she failed to do the skirting which led to the citation, Coleman said. Colemans recommendation did not sit well with Brewer, who expressed outrage over the fact that the council would subject his mother to the unsafe conditions for another half year. The reputation that this city has for protecting elderly women is not good, he said. My mother doesnt see or hear real well. If anything is happening in her backyard, theres not going to be any warning for her. The police chief and his fine officers cannot respond fast enough if something were to happen. By waiting for another six months, youre putting my mother in jeopardy. I dont understand why some kind of action cant be taken today to protect her and the rest of that neighborhood. Cindy Martin, candidate for City Council Place 4, backed up Brewers contention and gave her opinion to the council. I know this woman, she said. Shes been in that neighborhood for a long time and has kept a spotless yard for years. For someone her age, six months is a lot of nights to be there alone. Mayor Anita Rodriguez instructed Coleman to contact the appropriate city staff needed to make the issue a priority item to seek a more immediate solution. In other business, the council: Approved a change in zoning from Residential (R2) to Residential (R-4) in the 700 block of Julia St. for the purpose of the installation of a manufactured home. Renewed a Specific Use Permit for the Church of Latter Day Saints to operate at 402 Lott St. The permit will be good for two years. Accepted and approved an audit report for Fiscal Year ending Sept. 20, 2010.

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ry Cisneros would be more appropriate. Other speakers, however, sided with the council. Raymond DeLeon noted the city annually hosts a Day of Celebration in honor of Chavez. The community should not be divided over the naming of a street. The city of Lockhart is a city with a vision, not a city with division, DeLeon said. Councilman Paul Gomez suggested that a committee should be appointed to take input from citizens and that a name should be chosen that would be acceptable to the entire community, although he

personally feels that Chavez shaped and changed lives. Mayor Lew White said he was willing to reconsider the project if that was the councils will. In other action, the council: Changed a policy that requiring public health and safety employees to live within 15 minutes of Lockhart after being told the city is having difficulty finding qualified employees for those positions; Approved purchase of a new $28,000 forklift will be purchased for use at the City of Lockhart Recycling Center to help ensure that the Center stays open, efficient and available to Lockhart residents and Caldwell County residents.

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Its a youth building really but we also hold services there on Wednesday nights, said Troy Gibson, a deacon who spoke on behalf of the church. I cant tell you how many attend, but even if its just one this is something that the youth dont need to be exposed to. The liquor store is situated one block behind the center and a block and a half away from the Catholic church. According to the ordinance, the required distant is 300 feet from front door to front door. The distant has been measured at 342 feet. As far as the distance required, we did some checking with TABC (the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission) and we are within the range of what the standard practice is in the state of Texas, said Nixon city attorney Eddie Escobar. The problem is we have to do a balancing act to make sure that everybodys interests are addressed. Because our town is so limited in size, if we make the ordinance too restrictive basically well be running out of town every potential business that brings revenue to the city. Gibson said the church

has nothing against commerce and that their concerns were more preemptive in nature. All we want is the right thing done, he said. For us, the right thing to do is to dispose of it. The church is not trying to cause any problems. Were just trying to prevent any problems that might arise from it being there. Councilman Hector Dominguez told Gibson that he had done some research and was not able to find any negative situations related to the liquor store in regards to the law. I went back over the past two years and looked at all of the calls received by the police and I could not find one where they were called for any type of activity at a liquor store, he said. As far as them being on the up and up on things, they are. Escobar said the ordinance is sound as written and it equally addresses the issue from both sides. I understand and respect the concern coming from the church, but there are a lot of equities that need to be balanced, he said. I believe the city is being as fair as possible in the way the ordinance was drafted. The council voted to take no action on amending the ordinance.


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Dewville United Methodist

West of FM 1117 on CR 121

1817 St. Lawrence St. Gonzales

First Assembly of God

509 E. 3rd St. Nixon

Church of Christ

Churches of Christ

First United Methodist 426 St. Paul, Gonzales First United Methodist 410 N. Franklin, Nixon Flatonia United Methodist
403 E North Main, Flatonia

Encouraging Word Christian Fellowship

Hwy. 80 in Leesville

1323 Seydler St. Gonzales

Jesus Holy Ghost Temple

1906 Hickston, Gonzales 1805 Weimar, Gonzales

New Life Assembly of God

Corner of Church St. & Jessie Smith St. Gonzales

Church of Christ (Iglesia de Cristo)

201 E. Second St. Nixon

Lighthouse Church of Our Lord New Life Temple for Jesus Christ
Belmont, Corner of Hwy 466 & Hwy 80

Bahai Faith

Bahai Faith Baptist

Church of Christ

E. 3rd & Texas, Nixon

621 St. George St. Gonzales

Harris Chapel United Methodist

S. Liberty St. Nixon

Clark Baptist Church

F.M. 794, Gonzales Hwy. 87 Smiley

Community Church of God

1020 St. Louis, Gonzales

Churches of God

Harwood Methodist Church

County Baptist Church Eastside Baptist Church

Seydler Street, Gonzales

Gonzales Memorial Church of God in Christ

1113 Hastings, Gonzales

North 2nd and North Gonzales, Harwood

River of Life Christian Fellowship

207 Steele St., Smiley 830-587-6500

Henson Chapel United Methodist

1113 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Two Rivers Bible Church

Iglesia Bautista Memorial

Hwy 97 Waelder

St. James Baptist Church

Hwy 80- North of Belmont SE 2nd St. Waelder

1600 Sarah DeWitt Dr., Ste 210, Gonzales

New Way Church of God in Christ

514 St. Andrew, Gonzales

Monthalia United Methodist

CR 112 off 97

Elm Grove Baptist Church 4337 FM 1115 Waelder, Texas 78959 First Baptist Church
422 St. Paul, Gonzales 403 N Texas Nixon Hwy 108 N Smiley

Leesville Baptist Church

E. of Hwy 80 on CR 121

Saint Paul Baptist Church Shiner Baptist Church

Faith Family Church

Inter-Denominational Pentecostal

Memorial Heights Baptist Church

1330 College Gonzales 100 Capes Gonzales Hwy. 97 Bebe

Avenue F and 15th Street, Shiner

Episcopal Church of the Messiah

721 S. Louis, Gonzales (830) 672-3407


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Smiley United Methodist

1 blk S. of Hwy 87

Faith Temple

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

Union Lea Baptist Church

St. Andrew St. Gonzales

Waelder United Methodist

2 blks from Hwy 90 & 97

Hwy 80 (N. Nixon Ave.) Nixon

Union Valley Baptist Church

FM 1681 NW of Nixon

La Os del Evangelio Mission Capilla del Pueblo

W. Central at 87 Nixon


Webster Chapel A.M.E.

1027 Church St. Gonzales

Holy Temple of Jesus Christ No. 2

1515 Dallas, Gonzales

St. James Catholic Church

417 N. College, Gonzales St. John St. Gonzales


Camp Valley Full Gospel

7 mi N of Nixon on Hwy 80

Full Gospel

Agape Ministries Living Church

Waters Fellowship

Temple Bethel Pentecostal

1104 S. Paul, Gonzales

512 St. James, Gonzales

Life Changing Church of Gonzales

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Primitive Baptist Church

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Full Gospel Church

1426 Fisher, Gonzales

Sacred Heart Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Greater Rising Star Baptist Church

Providence Missionary Baptist Church

1020 St. Andrew Gonzales

First Evangelical Lutheran

1206 St. Joseph, Gonzales


Bread of Life Ministries

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Pilgrim Presbyterian Church

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Harwood Baptist Church

North of Post Office

San Marcos Primitive Baptist Church

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St Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder

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Abiding Word Lutheran Church, LCMS 1310 St. Louis Belmont United Methodist Hwy. 90-A

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We have celebrated the real reason for Easter and hopefully spent time with our families. I hope that if you had little ones they got to search for some Easter eggs and maybe got to dye some. There is such a sense of wonder and surprise in their eyes when they see those eggs turn another color right there in front of them. Now we can concentrate on the Belmont Community Center Rummage sale. It is this Saturday, April 14th, from 8-2 at the Belmont Community Center. There is also a baked sale in conjunction with this. People are at the center to receive your stuff for sale at the rummage sale. We need to replace the roof to the community center and that costs a lot these days. We appreciate your help and support. The Soefje Reunion is this year the first Sunday in June in New Braunfels, TX. You should be receiving a notice in the mail and I will give you more information next week. Please lift the following people up in your prayers: Crystal Boyd, Rose Rivera, Joe Kotwig, Lisa Rodriguez, Terry Bowman, Sabrina Flores, Bill and Marie Lott, Doris and Alvin Hewell; Hester Behlen, Louise Jones, Aunt Georgie Gandre; Danny and Joyce Schellenberg, Pete Kallies, Mildred ONeal, Doug Walshak, Selma Vickers, Gene Robinson, Susie Dolezal, Keith Glass, Teresa Wilke, Sandi Gandre, Carl and Vida Tindle; Rev A. C. and Evelyn Newman, Orvan Muelker, Aunt Betty Gandre, Nancy Garnand, Linda Nesloney, Esther Lindemann, Anna

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my left eye before the rest of this starts. Somehow it seems to me like one end of me should be able to get well. I cannot be seeing the eye doctor and the foot doctor at the same time. We can listen to the beautiful voice of Natalee Rose over at the Belmont Social Club next Friday night. She has a mighty powerful voice for such a pint sized young lady and has a new band to back her singing up. Then we are to hear the golden voice of Tommy Schlein on Saturday night. We are somehow going to have to get people to put their dancing shoes back on. We havent had many dancers here lately. The Belmont Park Estates has gotten the slab of concrete poured for the laundry and the pool room. The new flag has been put up out front. The concrete has been poured to hold the post office boxes for those in the RV Park. Things are moving right along in the RV Park and people are working like a bunch busy ants. Jamie and Michael Wilson had Tommy and Celeste over for Easter with it ending up being a sort of surprise birthday party for Tommy. Michael barbequed some brisquet and others concocted the trimmings to go with it. They all ate up at Wade and Lolas house with Joshua helping set up things. Josh has only six weeks of school before he takes off to Kentucky. Joshua is anxiously waiting for the dewberries to get ripe. However all of the berry pickers had better watch out for snakes. Wade Wilson just killed a rattlesnake with about five rattlers on it in the last week or so. It was rattling like crazy coiled up near the house by the water faucet. Sometimes they give you no warning. Copperheads just turn the color of the ground where they are. Be careful. Well Mrs. Biscuit, one of our outside Chihuahuas, was one happy camper the other day. I brought home French fries and sat down on the steps and fed them to all the critters. Her place is on top of the cinder blocks and she flops her ears like a flying nun. That little fatty is one big wiggle. She always gets a dry skin condition and allergies so I have to put extra medication on her in the spring and summer. So Will helped me get her fixed up with it for about six weeks and that makes her even happier. So when I first went out the door today she is just sitting up there on her cinder blocks just wagging her tail to beat the band. All you need to do is just look at Biscuit and you will laugh. Have a good week and God Bless.

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Lindemann, Lanny Baker, Ann and Bubba Bond; Case, Clint, and Lindsay Martin; Billy Watson, Lana, Shirley Dozier, Matt and Betty Lou, Robert Buffington, Jr.; the family of DuLane Lampkin, the family of Tracy Kocian ,and all of our troops. We are glad that Case Martin and his family are doing well. They are chomping at the bit to get back home. Please keep praying for all of them. We still have a long way to go. Keith Glass is doing better than expected over at Warm Springs in Luling. Keep praying. You had better start praying high time for me. My left foot is going to have to be operated on. I have threatened to do it myself if they cant figure out to get this foot well. Something better happen. I thought the computer sent my news and the computer was intelligent enough to try to tell me that it had not sent all my news. By this point I was so sick I did not know or care, I closed the computer down, and said to heck with it. So today I had to chase off to San Antonio get a shot in

Rob and Jennie Logan of Dallas, Texas proudly announce the arrival of their new daughter, Harper Marie Logan. Harper was born at 11:28 p.m., Wednesday, February 15th. She weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz and was 19.5 inches long. Harper is welcomed by her grandparents Larry & Donna Tolson of McKinney, Elizabeth Logan of Austin and Bobby Logan of Gonzales. Great grandparents are Connie Citrano of Beaumont, Pat Thornton of Houston and Robert Lee and Emilie Logan of Gonzales. Also Aunt Casey Tolson and Uncles Thomas Tolson and Bryan Logan. (Courtesy Photo)

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Normas House sets dates for annual conference

Gonzales Regional Childrens Advocacy Center, along with the Gonzales County Sheriff s Office, is busy preparing for the 13th Annual Child Advocate Conference. The conference will be held on April 18 and 19 at Two Rivers Bible Church. The conference will start on April 18 at 9 a.m. with two half-day presentations. You may attend the 9 a.m. to noon session or the 1-4 p.m. session. The first day is geared towards the general public with the topic being What you need to know about Child Protective Services. This is an ideal training for teachers and other professionals that work with children, as well as parents and other conscientious adults. The second day is a full day of training from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Advanced Child Abuse Investigation. This is geared towards professionals in the field, but everyone is welcome on both days. Normas House, along with Gonzales County

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Heres whats happening at the Gonzales Youth Center this weekend: Thursday, April 12 4 pm Bake Cakes & Cookies. Help bake cakes for the desserts for the BBQ on Sunday. 4:30 pm BBQ Signs. We will be putting out the BBQ signs all around town for Sundays BBQ. Saturday, April 14 Open 3:30-10 pm Bring your desserts by the Center this afternoon or bring them Sunday morning before 10 am to the Junior High cafeteria. REMINDER: Ticket money or tickets for the BBQ need to be turned in by Sunday. 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and Movie. Sunday, April 15 9 am to 3 pm BBQ Fundraiser at Junior High Cafeteria Delicious BBQ Rib Plate Sale cooked by wonderful team of cooks, headed up by Ken Hedrick. We need everyones help (kids, parents, family, friends) from 8:30 am - 3 pm at the Jr. High cafeteria, with drive thru on St. Louis St. Plates will sell for $7 each to help fund the activities at the Gonzales Youth Center. Call Pat Anders-Ryan 857-3483 for more information. DONATIONS ARE NEEDED! Parents, students & alumnae are all needed to help on Sunday. Plus you get points for helping and if you bring adults to help you get points for them, too towards Fiesta Texas trip.



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On Saturday, March 24, the Come and Take Squares of Gonzales hosted their 30th Anniversary Dance at the Victoria College Building. Over 132 dancers from Seguin, San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Rockport, Edna, La Grange, Victoria, El Campo, Lockhart, and other area towns attended. A couple of winter Texans from Canada also attended. All the attendees enjoyed a delicious stew and cornbread supper and dancing. Bill Wright of San Antonio was the caller, and John and Norma Becker of San Antoni were the cuers for round-dancing. Guests also enjoyed winning a variety of door prizes and shopping at an extensive country store of 65 items made and/ or donated by members of the local club. Come and Take It Squares began in 1982 and has been dancing continually since that year. Three charter members of the club remain active members today: Calvin and Ruby Buesing, and Dorothy Kennedy. The club meets on Monday nights at 7:30 at the First Presbyterian Church. New members and guests are always welcome. Plus lessons are being offered now, and the club plans to offer beginners lessons in the fall. For information, call 830-672-7384 or 830-672-9307. (Courtesy photos)


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Youngsters enjoy egg hunt at The Heights

The annual Easter Egg hunt at The Heights of Gonzales drew a host of enthusiastic youngsters to hunt for the goodies in the grass Friday as well as residents at the facility to enjoy the spectacle. The finders of the golden eggs ranged from the very bold to the very bashful (below). (Photos by Cedric Iglehart)

Coloring Contest Winners

The Gonzales Public Library announced the winners of their Easter Coloring Contest. Pictured are (top row, from left) 1st-3rd place winners for ages 3-4: Hagen B., Serina A., and Timberly M. (second row, from left) 1st-3rd place winners for ages 5-7: Hannah B., Emily S. and Jaden L. (bottom row, from left) 1st-3rd place winners for ages 8-10: Grace M., Xandria M., and Trinity S. (Courtesy photos)

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GVEC offers free energy efficiency workshops

With warmer weather around the corner, now is the time to learn more about energy efficiency and how to keep your electric bill as low as possible. To help area residents do just that, The Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) is presenting a new energy efficiency workshop, What makes your meter spin? The interactive workshop is free and open to the public. It will be offered in two locations: the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center (big red barn) in Seguin on Tuesday, April 17 and the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Gonzales on Thursday, April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. for door prize registration and exhibits; the program begins at 6:30 p.m. No reservation is required. Featuring a variety of experts with practical information, the workshop offers something for everyone. For example, GVECs energy efficiency experts will demonstrate why choosing the right air filter for your AC system matters, what happens if your homes air ducts leak, and what a heat pump is and how it works. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions on renewable alternatives such as wind and solar and see a full-size wind turbine up close, or find out more about energy efficient appliances. They can see the difference in a standard versus heat pump water heater, and learn why an air conditioning and heating (HVAC) maintenance plan is critical. GVEC Customer Service Representatives will be available to explain efficient billing and payment options for members, and anyone can ask GVEC Member Service Advisors for expert advice and recommendations on how to make your home more efficient to save money on your electric bill. As part of the workshop, there will be door prizes, giveaways and a chance for a $500 grand prize gift certificate to GVEC Home for use toward an energy efficient appliance, new heating and cooling (HVAC) unit, or in-home services. The grand prize will be awarded to one lucky person attending either the Seguin or Gonzales workshop. Call 800-2234832 with questions. GVEC is an electric cooperative that serves over 68,000 consumers across 13 Texas counties. The service area spans 3,500 square miles across South Central Texas. The headquarters is located in Gonzales with four area offices in the cities of Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia and Cuero.

Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union hosted First Friday Coffee April 5. Joey Della of RB Financial spoke on personal finances and retirement issues. There were raffles for prizes including five winners who went to into a box filled with fake cash and had 20 seconds to pocket as much of the fake cash as possible (and get real money in the amount of the fake money captured) when the box was filled with blowing air. (Photos by Mark Lube)

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State Ag Dept. to recognize family land heritage

AUSTIN In continuing a proud tradition of honoring hardworking generations of Texas farmers and ranchers, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples invites families to apply for the Texas Department of Agricultures Family Land Heritage (FLH) Program. The program recognizes family farms and ranches that have been in continuous agricultural production by the same family for at least 100 years. Applications are due May 1. Through generations of hard work, perseverance and love of the land, these families have operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more, making Texas a powerhouse of agricultural productivity, Commissioner Staples said. This commitment to the land is the foundation on which Texas agriculture is built, and thanks to these families and their ancestors, the Lone Star State today stands as a recognized producer of the finest food and fiber in the world. This years Family Land Heritage ceremony will be held in the fall at the Texas Capitol in Austin and will recognize farms and ranches established in 1912 or earlier. Eligible farms and ranches must still be owned and operated by the descendants of the founder, either through blood, marriage or adoption. At least 10 acres of the land must be in continuous agricultural production for the past 100 years or more. There is no cost to apply for the recognition.

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Donkeys, mules to visit Arena Incomplete labels prompt recall

The Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society will be at the J. B. Wells Arena this Saturday and Sunday. There will be high point categories and classes for miniature donkeys 36 inches and under starting Saturday at 8 a.m. Saturday night will be a Showdeo, with everyone and all animals invited. They say this is more fun than can be described, so get on out there and see the show. There will be a concession stand and workers are needed if you want to volunteer. They need announcers, ring steward or gatekeeper, so if you can help, contact Kristin Stolee at 817-658-

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amazing long-eared animals. The first Country Music Show was held Thursday and there was lots of interest in it and a lot of people buying their tickets early for the show, which was held from 7 to 9:30, with Bobby ONeal starting the show off. It will be held on the first Thursday of each month and tickets are $6 each. The Pilgrim Country Opry is set for Saturday, April 14 at the Pilgrim Community Center on FM 1116. Music is by the Pilgrim Heirs Band, with performances by Vernon Whitehead, Winston ONeal, Jim McWhorter and Robert Remschel. Special guest appearances are by Betty Herd, Dana Ivey and Louis Hoberman. There will be a barbecued pork loin meal from 5 to 6 p.m. for $6 per plate and the music starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call Cal Taylor at 830-534-8499. The Come & Take It Association will meet on Thursday, April 12, so join us if you will, we always need interested people to help us plan the event.

J Bar B Foods of Waelder is recalling 64,020 pounds of a smoked sausage product that contains whey and casein, both known allergens, which arent declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday. The company discovered the problem during a label review. Neither the company nor

the FSIS has received any reports of adverse reactions because of consumption of the product. The recall affects 11-pound boxes of Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork and Beef with a sell-by date of March 26, 2012, or later. Each box bears a label with the establishment number Est. 7066 inside the USDA mark of inspec-

tion. The products were produced from Jan. 16, 2012, to now and were sent to distribution centers in Dallas and Indianapolis, Ind. for institutional use. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Bonnie Hyman, J Bar B Foods Public Relations Manager, at (830) 788-7511.

Healthcare law concerns businesses

AUSTIN Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has released results of a survey in which hundreds of Texas business owners gave their thoughts on federal health care reform. The majority of respondents expressed concern about the legislation. Texas businesses drive our states vibrant economy and its important to know how they feel health care legislation will affect them, Combs said. Nearly twothirds of business owners responding to our survey said federal health care reform would be bad for business, while only about 3.5 percent said it would be good for business. I am very concerned the burden that businesses feel will in turn stifle our economic growth. More than 900 owners of large and small businesses responded to the survey and the results are compiled in Texas Business Attitudes Toward Federal Health Care Reform. Other survey results show: More than half the respondents anticipate an increase in the cost of benefits due to health care reform; about a third does not know how costs might be affected; and about 12 percent expect decreased costs. When asked if federal health care reform has affected hiring decisions, more than 12 percent of respondents said they have already reduced staffing and nearly 25 percent anticipate eliminating or reducing employee health coverage. More than 100 of the over 900 respondents said they have already reduced or eliminated coverage due to health care reform and a similar number anticipate doing so within the next 2 years. In response to federal health care legislation, Texas business owners are already reducing or eliminating health care coverage for employees, raising prices for goods and services, and delaying growth due to uncertainty about future costs, said Combs. This legislation is already negatively impacting our economy; we must find a better path to affordable health care. The report also includes information regarding market-based solutions for health insurance, such as pooling arrangements, tax incentives and state health care compacts.

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Oil & Gas Activity Report

Operator: EOG Resources Lease Name: Barnhart (EF) Well Number: 8H Total Depth: 16,200 API#: 177-32520 Location: Gonzales County, 14.4 miles NW from City of Gonzales Survey: T.J. Pilgrim Acreage: 3,101.29 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Marathon Oil EF, LLC April 3 Lease Name: Schorlemer Well Number: 1A Total Depth: 1,000 API#: 123-32745 Location: DeWitt County, 5.2 miles NW from City of Yorktown Survey: I RR CO Acreage: 1 Type: Exploratory Test Well Operator: Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc. April 4 Lease Name: Turbo Unit B Well Number: 1 Total Depth: 12,800 API#: 123-32741 Location: DeWitt County, 9.2 miles NW from City of Yorktown Survey: I RR CO/V. Weldon Acreage: 299.63 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Burlington Resources O & G Co. LP Lease Name: Miss Lauren Well Number: 1 Total Depth: 5,000 API#: 177-32527 Location: Gonzales County, 10.3 miles NE from City of Gonzales Survey: M.A. Williams Acreage: 80 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Don H. Ford & Associates Lease Name: Carter-Janota Well Number: 1R Total Depth: 6,500 API#: 285-32898 Location: Lavaca County, 3.98 miles SW from City of Sweethome Survey: J. Douglass Acreage: 965 Type: Gas Well Operator: Chaparral Energy, LLC April 5 Lease Name: Davis B - Wilson Well Number: 4H Total Depth: 3,000 API#: 055-35000 Location: Caldwell County, 1.5 miles NE from City of Luling Survey: A. Floyd Acreage: 143.28 Type: Oil Well Operator: Eagle Energy Acquistions LP Lease Name: M Gohlke Unit A Well Number: 1 Total Depth: 12,800 API#: 123-32742 Location: DeWitt County, 9.2 miles NW from City of Yorktown Survey: I RR CO/V. Weldon Acreage: 358.1 Type: Gas Well Operator: Burlington Resources O & G Co. LP Lease Name: Moose Hunter Well Number: 1H Total Depth: 12,500 API#: 285-33628 Location: Lavaca County, 2.3 miles SW from City of Moulton Survey: W. Chase Acreage: 640 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Sharon Hunter Resources, Inc. April 6 Lease Name: Neuse Unit Well Number: 1H Total Depth: 14,000 API#: 177-32524 Location: Gonzales County, 11.02 miles NE from City of Gonzales Survey: I.D. Bradley Acreage: 567.22 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Penn Virginia Oil & Gas, LP Lease Name: Reed Well Number: 1H Total Depth: 18,000 API#: 177-32521 Location: Gonzales County, 8.0 miles SE from City of Gonzales Survey: C. Mason Acreage: 400 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Hunt Oil Company

Cannon News Services Approved Drilling Permits by the Texas Railroad Commission for the period of March 28-April 8 March 29 Lease Name: Warzecha Unit A Well Number: 1 Total Depth: 12,700 API#: 123-32632 Location: DeWitt County, 14.4 miles NW from City of Cuero Survey: W. Roberson Acreage: 320 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Burlington Resources O & G Co. LP Lease Name: Merit-RVS Oil Unit Well Number: 1ST Total Depth: 8,900 API#: 177-31914 Location: Gonzales County, 11.5 miles S from City of Gonzales Survey: R. Bibb Acreage: 320 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Lucas Energy, Inc. Lease Name: Robert Melnar Well Number: 1 Total Depth: 9,443 API#: 285-31455 Location: Lavaca County, 6 miles NE from City of Hallettsville Survey: J. Kerr Acreage: 80 Type: Oil Well Operator: Milagro Exploration, LLC Lease Name: Gaidusek Gas Unit Well Number: 1 Total Depth: 7,210 API#: 285-33276 Location: Lavaca County, 6.9 miles SW from City of Hallettsville Survey: M. Caldwell Acreage: 90.75 Type: Gas Well Operator: Rincon Petroleum Corporation March 30 Lease Name: Loomis Unit Well Number: 1H Total Depth: 13,000 API#: 177-32414 Location: Gonzales County, 7.6

miles SE from City of Cost Survey: J. Elder Acreage: 640 Type: Oil Well Operator: EOG Resources Lease Name: Tinsley-Raeke Well Number: 1H Total Depth: 12,100 API#: 177-32164 Location: Gonzales County, 6 miles SW from City of Smiley Survey: I. Roberts Acreage: 910.76 Type: Oil Well Operator: Forest Oil Corporation Lease Name: Crozier Williamson Unit Well Number: 1H Total Depth: 12,300 API#: 177-32523 Location: Gonzales County, 6.8 miles S from City of Smiley Survey: W.A. Hall Acreage: 658.81 Type: Oil Well Operator: EOG Resources Lease Name: Schacherl Unit Well Number: 1H Total Depth: 14,000 API#: 285-33632 Location: Lavaca County, 4 miles SW from City of Moulton Survey: H. Russell Acreage: 524.48 Type: Oil or Gas Well Operator: Penn Virginia Oil & Gas, LP Lease Name: Nichols Well Number: 1 Total Depth: 3,800 API#: 285-33387 Location: Lavaca County, 2.8 miles SE from City of Hope Survey: W.B. Nichols Acreage: 135.44 Type: Gas Well Operator: Suncoast Technical Services, Inc. April 2 Lease Name: Dreyer Unit Well Number: 15H Total Depth: 12,000 API#: 177-32525 Location: Gonzales County, 1.3 miles NW from City of Dreyer Survey: J. McCoy Acreage: 1184.45 Type: Oil Well

Lease Name: Culpepper Well Number: 2H Total Depth: 12,000 API#: 177-32478 Location: Gonzales County, 1.5 miles E from City of Smiley Survey: Peter Winn Acreage: 1807.28 Type: Oil Well Operator: EOG Resources, Inc. Oil and Gas Completions DEWITT COUNTY API No.: 42-123-32501 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Dlugosch A Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: W.M. Curtis, A-137 Direction and Miles: 5.05 miles southeast from Westhoff Oil: 216 MCF: 2,592 Choke Size: 9/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 8,324 Shut In Well Pressure: 8,515 Total Depth: 18,329 feet Plug Back Depth: 17,976 feet Perforations: 14,611-18,264 feet API No.: 42-123-32487 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Burlington Resources O and G Co. LP Lease Name: Klaevemann Unit A Well No.: 1 Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-2) Survey Name: I RR Co, Section 17, A-273 Direction and Miles: 9.5 miles northwest from Yorktown Oil: 1,361 MCF: 2,155 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 5,507 Total Depth: 17,750 feet Perforations: 13,097-17,536 feet GONZALES COUNTY API No.: 42-177-32472

Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Penn Virginia Oil and Gas LP Lease Name: Henning Unit Well No.: 1H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: W.P. Stapp, A-67 Direction and Miles: 12.99 miles north of Gonzales Oil: 1,056 MCF: 355 Choke Size: 14/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,980 Total Depth: 14,585 feet Perforations: 10,841-14,544 feet API No.: 42-177-32299 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Sharon Hunter Resources Inc. Lease Name: Gonzo North Well No.: 2H Field Name: Eagleville (Eagle Ford-1) Survey Name: T. Barnes, A-112 Direction and Miles: 16.8 miles northeast from Gonzales Oil: 1,222 MCF: 604 Choke Size: 20/64 of an inch Flowing: Yes Tubing Pressure: 1,600 Total Depth: 15,827 feet Perforations: 10,411-15,580 feet API No.: 42-177-32311 Classification: Fld. Dev. and Horizontal Operator: Geosouthern Energy Corp. Lease Name: Carson A Well No.: 1H Field Name: DeWitt (Eagle Ford Shale) Survey Name: R.H. Wynn, A-474 Direction and Miles: 8.11 miles northeast from Westhoff Oil: 761 MCF: 533 Choke Size: 10/64 of an inch Tubing Pressure: 4,740 Shut In Well Pressure: 5,740 Total Depth: 16,420 feet Plug Back Depth: 16,298 feet Perforations: 12,072-16,280 feet

Gonzales County Deeds

Gonzales County Courthouse Deeds March 1-31 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (Trustee) Holders of Soundview Home Loan Trust 2005-1 to Schoenfield, Kenneth G., w/d, Lts. 6-10, Blk. 54, Nixons Extension, Nixon. Zent, Ron and Zent, Sandy to Lester, Patricia, w/d, Tract 1-B, Zent Re-Plat Subdvn, Gonzales. Meriwether, Luke to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-426 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Edwards, Jentri to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Baker, Michael E. and Scottie Baker to Floyd, Kathleen Clayton, w/d, Pt. Lt. 1, Tier 2, Orig. Towns of Gonzales. Cornett, Robert Michael to Huber, Twila Marie, w/d, 0.407 of an acre (Pt. Lt. 15, RG 12) Gonzales. Huber, Twila Marie to Huber, Charles Thomas and Huber, Sandra Marie, w/d, 0.407 of An Acre (Pt. Lt. 15, RG 12) Gonzales. Sullivan, Mike to Cooper, Lynnette, w/d, Pt. Lt. 6, Blk. 36, orig. inner Town Gonzales. Carr, Pamela to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Gibson, John V. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. King, Barbara to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. King, Maurice to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. King, Marvin to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard, Svy, A-177. King, Kenneth to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard, Svy, A-177. Jones Sr., Jimmy to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard, Svy, A-177. King, Clyde to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard, Svy, A-177. Lightner, Jofern King to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard, Svy, A-177. Washington, Porchia A. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Yates, Bobby L. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Dailey, Leroy to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard, Svy, A-177. Bank of America, N.A. (Agent), Salvation Army to Nopal Resources, o/l, 700.00 Acres, J M White Svy, Gonzales & Guadalupe Counties. Wiggins, Mike (County Judge & Receiver), Mittman, Elly, Martin, Melitta, Wirth, Josephine Delany, Helen Louise, Sheppard, Emma Mae and Delany, Lawrence William to Nopal Resources, L.C., o/l, 700 Acres, J M White Svy, Gonzales & Guadalupe Counties. McDonough, Katrin to Nopal Resources, L.C., o/l, 700 Acres, J M White Svy, Gonzales & Guadalupe Counties. Randolph, Steven J. to Nopal Resources, L.C., o/l, 700 Acres, J M White Svy, Gonzales & Guadalupe Counties. Tharp Jr., Thomas J. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Parsley, John Curtis to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Hermann, Alice Parsley to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Cabeldue, Darla Singleton to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Singleton, Michael W. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Singleton, Jon Mark to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Singleton, Roger D. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Parsley, Lawrence Lee to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 30.84 Acres, A M Grenage Svy, A-222. Reyes, Miguel Vargas and Carrillo, Maria to Huerta-Vargas, Felix and Huerta-Vargas, Beatriz Estella, w/d, Pt. Lt. 1, Blk. 7, Orig. Inner Town Gonzales. Grantham, Carl L. and Grantham, Lily Pauline to Heinsohn, Brian K. and Heinshohn, Louann B., w/d, Lts. 5-7, Blk. 44, Harwood. Lassig, Billy and Lassig, Joyce to Lassig, Daryl Wayne, Lassig, Michael Dean and Lassig, Kelly Joe, w/d, 182.415 Acres, Adam Zumwalt Svy, A-84. Mar-L-Bar Corporation to Barta, Lillian A., w/d, 17.348 Acres, Sarah Hendricks Svy, A-261. Cortes, Richard, Cardenas, Rachel Ann, Pena, Mary Ellen and Cortes, Roel to Lopez Jr., Robert, w/d, Lts. 5-6, Blk. 31, Nixon. Schomberg, Lorraine T. to Ford, Don H. & Assoc. and Don H. Ford & Assoc., o/l, 61.961 AC A Zumwalt A-403. Henke, Artie E., Henke, Leslie J., Henke, Kevin and Henke, Audra L. to Weiler, Donald Landon, Weiler, Landon (AKA) and Weiler, Lindsey L., w/d, 115.31 Acres, Adam Zumwalt Svy, Gonzales & Fayette Counties. Hilt, John A. and Hilt, Elvira to Wagner, Richard Bryce, w/d, 10.54 Acres, J M Whitaker Svy, A-483. Schwab Jr., Joe E. and Schwab, June N. (Indiv. & Atty-in-Fact), Anders, James P. and Anders, Sandra S., w/d, 8.33 Acres, Jean Humphrey Svy, a-266. Maldonado, Jose Reyes to Reyes, Jose Angel and Puente, Sulay, w/d, 4.00 Acres, Archibald Gibson Svy, a-237. Wheelis, William (Ind. & Extr), Wheelis, Phyllis M. (Decd) to Patterson, Bryan and Patterson, Leslie A. w/d, 0.148 Ac. & Easement J M Salinas A-59. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Almaguer, Robert Manuel and Almaguer, Crystal Herrera, w/d, Lt. 2 & 3 Country Oak Subdivision. Zapata, John D. Jr. and Zapata, Yvonne to Hull, Gary, w/d, 7.501 Ac. T Moore A-353. Brownyer, Patti Elaine to Wismer, Catherine Sue, Brownyer, Lucy Rae and Brownyer, Mary Elizabeth, w/d, 1.953 Acres, WM Page Svy, A-54. Peterek, Jean Johnson to Peterek, Gregory F., w/d, Lts. 36-37, Park Place Subdvn, Gonzales. Peterek, Jean Johnson to Peterek, Gregory F., w/d, Pt. Lt. 1, RG 1, Orig. Outer Town Gonzales. Mathis, John to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Taylor, Erma to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Miller, Lamar to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-426 and Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. King, Beulah to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Beaty, Michael L. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Magill, Louise D. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. White, Druann to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Marshall, Gerald to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Minor, Joe to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Marshall, Calvin to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Smith Jr. Earl to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Meriwether, Rastaparis to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Smith Sr., Earl to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Greathouse, Patricia D. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Lewis, Hazel to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Green, Kathryn Louise to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Board, Burta to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 249.05 Acres, Wilson Simpson A-425 & Joseph Dillard A-177 Svys. Dailey Jr., R.B. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard A-177. Green, Betty to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard A-177. Perkins, Jan Marie to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Burns, Susie Hampton to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Fryer, Florence Steen to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Nelson, Shela to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard A-177. Chandler, Gordon to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 29.82 Acres, James F. Stephenson Svy, A-418. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Cappleman, Bret and Cappleman, Kristen, w/d, Lt. 76, Settlement at Patriot Ranch, Unit 1. Byrd, John David to Veliz, Jennifer, w/d, Lts. 3-4, Blk. 56, Nixons Extension, Nixon. Fannie May Federal National Mortgage Association (AKA) to Mendez Jr., Leopoldo, w/d, Lt. 3, Blk. 9, Badgers Addn, Gonzales. Steubing, William Lee and Steubing, Doris Lea to Parker Edwin, w/d, Lts. 18-20 & Pt. Lt. 17, Webers Addn & lts 1-2, Blk. 3 & lts. 8-9, Blk. 2, Tejada Subdvn, Nixon. Holcombe, Glenn R. to Hinson Retirement Fund, LLC, w/d, Lts. 1-2, Blk. 7, Davis Addn, Gonzales. Holder, Martha (Extrx) and Reaves, Malcolm Claude (Estate) to Tatsch, Douglas Lance, Tatsch, Natalie Rhea, Benes, Frank M. and Benes, Mary Suzanne, w/d, Pt. Lt. 1, Blk. 2, Stierens Addn, Gonzales. Tinsley, Roberta Ann to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 247.62 Acres, Isaac Roberts A-339 & Henry Earthman A-202 Svys. Tinsley, John C. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 247.62 Acres, Isaac Roberts A-339 & Henry Earthman A-202 Svys. Tinsley Jr., Will H. to Forest Oil Corporation, o/l, 247.62 Acres, Isaac Roberts A-339 & Henry Earthman A-202 Svys. King, Yvonne to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Parm, William to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 50.00 Acres, Joseph Dillard Svy, A-177. Williams, Earl G. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. McBride, Shirley to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Williams, Thomas Richard to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Kline, Syble A. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Harris, Gregory A. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Battles, Eliza to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Beaty, Marshall A. to EOG Resources, Inc., o/l, 80.00 Acres, Byrd Lockhart Svy, A-36. Assumed Names Hines, Williams Shortys Photography, Gonzales. Crumley, Julie and Schnitz, Charles Jr. Lone Star Liquor, Nixon. Marshall, Borany Sing Daylight Donuts, Gonzales. Harvey, Morris L. Mustang Properties, Nixon. Magallanez, Julian R. and Magallanez, Bonificio Mr. Taco, Gonzales. Behrends, Kathryn W. Bluebonnet Smile, Smiley. Hendricks, Bill Traditional Builders, Cost. Wilkerson, Susan Lazy Susans, Gonzales.

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White/black male heeler mix found Saturday, March 24th at the intersection of Hwy. 90-A and Church Street (by the new H.E.B.) Please contact Patsy at 830-857-3844.

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

CNH Paving is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL drivers. Hauling belly dumps and home every night. Email - calvinfrank@ -------------------------Carpenter needed. Must have own transportation, references required. 830-534-6525. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED J.M. Oilfield Service, a family oriented company is seeking professional & reliable Class A CDL employees. Requirements: 2 years

experience tanker and must be willing to get HazMat endorsement ASAP. Call 830-672-8000. -------------------------AVON Representatives Wanted! Great earning opportunities! Buy or Sell! Call 830-672-2271, Independent Sales Rep.

Garage sale at the Learning Center, 1135 St. Paul, Sat., April 14, 8-2. Furniture, old computers, plenty of other stuff for your home/ office/family. -------------------------This n That Consignment Men, Women, Children and Home items. 600 St. Magnolia, Luling, TX. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10-6; Saturday, 11-3. -------------------------2nd Barnarama Barn, Household & Garage Items. Old Rake, old planter, woodworking &


farm tools. April 13 & 14, 8-5. CR 156 & Hwy. 304 Caldwell Co. 2 miles South of Delhi. -------------------------Air Framing Nailer. Contractor Series. $75..00. Call 361-7412604. -------------------------For Sale: Antique Car Drive up Ramp. 830672-7094.(4-12-12) -------------------------30 gallon Aquarium/Dual Pumps/ Electric heater. 2 fish on stand. Call 830-203-1204 or 672-7033. (4-12-12) -------------------------Deer protein feeders for sale - very


reasonable - call 830-827-5720. (412-12) -------------------------Most household items, tools, etc. All Neg. OBO. 1-210689-4016, Stan. (412-12) -------------------------Misc. furniture, appliances, QVC cookware, QVC Silicone Bakeware, Cockatiels (Pair), small travel cage, large cage w/stand & wheels, 5 houseplants, xtra. lge. clay pots w/saucers. All Neg. OBO. 830-2031994, Anna. (4-1212)

For Sale: Post Oak Firewood - year old - size and quantity to fit your need. Delivery available. Call for prices, 830-5404776 or 830-8573273.

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.

Large solid oak wooden desk, w/ glass top. also Large dark wood desk. Both in good condition. Price negotiavle. Call 830-2634181. (4-26-12) -------------------------Small round dining table with leaf, extends to oval. $50. Vintage pub table with extensions, $175. Black metal futon with mattress & cover. Like new. $75. 830-540-3382.

Part Time JB Wells, seasonal help for lifeguards and day camp. Fill out an application at Gonzales City Hall. -------------------------CDL DRIVERS WANTED

1215 N Hamilton Street Friday, April 13th 9-4 Mens clothes, boy clothes, baby girl clothes, shoes, household misc and much more! --------------------------









To the registered voters of the City of Gonzales, Texas; (A los votantes registrados del City of Gonzales, Texas:) Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on May 12, 2012, for voting in a general election to elect Mayor, Councilmember District 3, and Councilmember District 4. ` (Notifiquese, por la presente, que las casillas electorales citados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m. el 12 de Mayo de 2012 para votar en la Eleccion General para elegir Alcalde, un Concejal para el Distrito No. 3, y un Concejal para el Distrito No. 4). On Election Day, voters must vote in their precinct where registered to vote. ` ` ` (En el Dia de Eleccion, los votantes deberan votar en su precinto donde estan inscritos para votar.)

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Location of Election Day Polling Places Include Name of Building and Address
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Precincta Nombre(s)
1, 2, 3, 4

Collectables, kitchen items and dishes, books (many out of print Texas Books), Gonzales ISD school annuals 50s and 60s, dining and bedroom furniture, antique furniture, round maple table with lazy susan middle, chairs, signed Mexico Pottery, vintage dolls, dresses and toys, wrought iron (new and vintage), clothes, purses, shoes........a lot to go through........

Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:00 a.m. - ???

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` (Numero de precinto)
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The following positions are currently available:

3 Tractors, Livestock Trailer, Boat, Welding & Shop Tools, Oak & Burl Redwood Furniture, 2 Bedroom Sets, 50s Chrome Dining Set, Quilts, Decoys, Coins, Jewelry, Art, Household Delivery Van & Ford Granada, Appliances, Garden Tools
Cash or Check, 10% B.P.

J Molnoskey Auctioneer #15091

For early voting, a voter may vote at any of the locations listed below: ` ` (Para Votacion Adelantada, los votantes podran votar en cualquiera de las nombradas abajo.)

The City of Gonzales is accepting applications for the position of Patrol Officer with the Gonzales Police Department. Applicants must be TCLEOSE certified and will be subject to a physical fitness test, written exam and drug screen test. Applications may be picked up and returned to the Gonzales Police Department 716 St. Paul Street Gonzales 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing date for this position is April 18, 2012. The City of Gonzales is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Patrol Officer

Locations for Early voting Polling Places Include Name of Building and Address
(Ubicacion de las casillas electorales de ` votacion adelantada) ` (Incluir Nombre del Edificio y Direccion) `
Gonzales Municipal Building, 820 St. Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas

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Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: ` ` (Las solilcitudes para boletas de votacion adelantada por correo deberan enviarse a:) Candice Witzkoske (Name of Early Voting Clerk) (Nombre del Secretario de la Votacion Adelantada) ` P.O. Box 547 (Address) (Direccion) ` Gonzales, Texas 78629 ` (City) (Ciudad) (Zip Code) (Codigo Postal) Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on: April 27, 2012 (Las solicitudes para boletas de votacion adelantada por correo deberan recibierse para el fin de ` ` las horas de negocio el 27 de Abril, 2012.) Issued this the 5th day of March, 2012. (Emitiada este dia 5 de Marcha, 2012)

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Must consent to and pass a criminal background check. Must have proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. Drug screening as applicable to position.
Call Human Resources @ (830) 582-1619 for more information. ~ Si Habla Espanol

WANTED: 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 (830) 672-2018 John Clark @ ext. 112


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For Sale: Doublewide Mobile Home. CA/CH, 3br/2ba and Singlewide, 3br/2ba on 5 acres. Hwy. frontage, 5 miles from town. Excellent condition, fenced in with barn. 672-6414. -------------------------07 Doublewide, sits on 10 ac. Homesteaded, AG exempt, chainlink fence in yard and around 10 ac. Large deck on front, small one in back. Covered dog pen, outside night light. Different types of sheds. Water Softener tanks attached to back of house, for inside water only. 4BR/1 Bath, LR, carpeted, rest have linoleum. Master bedroom has walk-in closet, very roomy, high ceilings all through house. Ceiling fans in all 4 bedrooms and Living room, also White block Fireplace never used, Island kitchen between kitchen & dining room w/barstools. Silver cabinets. Belmont area, Gonzales School Route. Call Candy, LREB at 210-3652803.

4381. -------------------------07 Saturn Aura, Great Gas Mileage. $14,988! (830) 3051330 -------------------------09 Toyota Corolla S, Silver Ground Effects. $15,055! (830) 303-4381. -------------------------07 Suzuki XL7, SUV only 46K miles. $15,888! (830) 3051330. -------------------------07 Ford Focus, Sips Gas, $7,981! (830) 303-4381. -------------------------2007 Chevy Extended Cab Z71 truck. 99,200 miles. LT Model. Good condition, 1 owner. $14,250. Call 361-935-3068. (4-1212) -------------------------1983 Chevy El Camino, 350 engine, 94,000 miles. As Is.

Blue Book - $3,500, $2,500/neg. 1-210689-4016, Stan. (412-12)


or after hours, 512292-0070. (4-26-12) -------------------------Motel Rooms. $35 Single. Microwave, fridge, TV, Cable, AC. Call 512-6560521. -------------------------2 BR unfurnished house w/yard, nice neighborhood. $650/mo., $500/ Dep. Month to Month. 830-6723089. (4-26-12) -------------------------For Rent: 2 BR Country Home on CR 359. Gonzales County. 361-5943201, Shiner. -------------------------For Rent to oilfield or pipeline workers 2BR/1BA, CH/A,


furnished kitchen in Yoakum. Call 361293-6821. -------------------------3/2, like new 1,800 sq. ft. in Nixon. $1,000/mo. Call 830-857-6921. -------------------------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.

Needed: I need to rent a 2 bed or 3 bedroom apartment or house in Gonzales or Luling area. Please call 830-822-5076.



Home For Rent. Country Home. completely remodeled. 2BR/1BA, CA, hardwood floors, roof for AG Project. Navarro ISD between Seguin & New Braunfels. $1,000 month, $1,000 deposit. 830-660-7351 or 830-822-5348. -------------------------ATTENTION OIL/ PIPELINE CREWS For Rent Furnished Houses. Why Stay in a small Hotel Room Fully furnished houses. Full kitchen, TV, Cable, weekly rates from $250-$400 week. Call 830-672-3089

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To the Registered Voters of Gonzales Independent School District, Gonzales, Texas: (A los votantes registrados del distrito escolar independiente de Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas) Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, for voting in a general election to elect two (2) positions for trustees for a three year term each for Districts 4 and 7 for Gonzales Independent School District pursuant to the redistricted election plan adopted on October 10, 2011. (Notifiquese, por las presente, que las casillas electorales sitados abajo se abriran desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 ` p.m. el 12 de mayo del 2012 para votar en la Eleccion General para elegir dos posiciones para fideicomisarios por un ` ~ termino de tres anos para los distritos 4 y 7 para el Distrito Independiente de Gonzales, por el plan redistrito adoptivo el 10 de Octubre del 2011.) On Election Day, voters must vote in their district where registered to vote. (El Dia de Eleccion, los votantes deberan votar en su distrito donde estan inscritos para votar.) Locations for Election Voting Polling Places District Number(s) Include Name of Building and Address (Ubicacion de las casillas electorales el Dia de Eleccion) (Numero de distrito) (Incluir Nombre del Edificio y Direccion) North Avenue Intermediate School, 1032 St.Joseph Street, Gonzales, TX 78629 Districts 4 & 7 District 4 election Cancelled 4-9-2012 due To Unopposed status (Escuela North Avenue Intermediate, 1032 St. Joseph, Gonzales, Texas 78629) (Distritos 4 y 7) For early voting, a voter may vote at any of the locations listed below: ` (Para Votacion Adelantada, los votantes podran votar en cualquiera de las ubicaciones nombradas abajo) Locations for Early Voting Polling Places Days and Hours of Operation Include Name of Building and Address (Ubicacion de las casillas electorales de votacion adelantada) (Dias y Horas Habiles) ` ` (Incluir Nombre del Edificio y Direccion) Gonzales I.S.D. Administrative Office, 926 St. Lawrence Gonzales, Texas 78629 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon., April 30, 2012 through Fri., May 4, 2012, and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mon., May 7 and Tues. May 8, 2012 Ending on Tues., May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (la oficina administriva del distrito escolar, 926 St. Lawrence) 8:00 de la manana a las 4:00 de la tarde Gonzales, Texas 78629 empezando el Lunes, 30 de Abril del 2012 at Viernes, 4 de Mayo del 2012 y de 7 am a 7 pm Lunes, 7 de Mayo del 2012 Martes, 8 de Mayo del 2012 - terminando el Martes, 8 de Mayo del 2012 a las 7 pm.) Additional mobile early voting: Dist. 7 - GVTC Building in Cost, Texas Dist. 7 - Belmont Community Center in Belmont, Texas (Mobile adiccional de votacion temprana: Distrito 7 - Edificio GVTC en Cost, Texas Distrito 7 - Centro Social de Belmont en Belmont, TX Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Miercoles, 2 de Mayo del 2012 de las 8am a las 4 pm Jueves, 3 de Mayo del 2012 de las 8am a las 4pm


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SIMPLY THE BEST deals on new Chevrolets and GMCs AND over 100 used vehicles with financing to fit most credit situations. Grafe Chevrolet GMC - Hallettsville, TX - 361798-3281 OR 800798-3225. (6/28/12) -------------------------FOR SALE: 06 Toyota 4Runner SR5, silver, 76K miles, one owner, excellent condition, call 830-2039383. (4-12-12) -------------------------2006 Chrysler 300. 76K Miles. $10,500. 830-672-7094. (4-2612) -------------------------1997 30th Anniversary Camaro. Very clean, new engine, 6 month warranty. $4,500. Call 830-5345512.(4-12-12) -------------------------For Sale: 1997 White Mazda Millenia. Has 2.3 DOHC engine, has minor problems but has lots of extra features. All auto, lether, and has sound system, etc. Asking $1,800 or best offer. 903-603-2289 or 512963-3821.(5-10-12) -------------------------08 Chevy Aveo, Great Gas Saver! $7,488! (830) 3051330 -------------------------06 Ford Freestar, room for the family. $8,881! (830) 303-

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Maintenance Position Open

Waelder Housing Authority is accepting applications for a full-time maintenance position. Only qualified applicants need apply. MUST be well organized, have knowledge of Electrical, Plumbing, Sewer Lines and Lift Station, Inventory, carpentry skills, ability to maintain apartment units in clean, decent and safe condition. Operate lawn equipment, floor equipment, receive and document service request. Good people skills, a plus. Health Ins. and Retirement benefits. Salary based on qualifications. Must be able to pass criminal history. Apply at WHA Office located at: 220 North Avenue A, Waelder, TX. Call 830-203-0009 for additional information.

Your Gonzales Dairy Queen

Is Looking for a few more smiling faces. Applicants must have a flexible schedule, be able to multi-task and work at a fast pace. Apply at the store. Ask for Vickie. No phone calls please.

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: (Las solicitudes para boletas de votacion por correo deberan enviarse a:) ` Margaret H. Zella (Name of Early Voting Clerk) (Nombre del Secretaria de la Votacion Adelantada) Gonzales ISD, 926 St. Lawrence Street, P.O. Box 157 (Address) (Direccion) Gonzales, Texas 78629 (City) (Ciudad) (Zip Code) (Codigo Postal) Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on: Friday, May 4, 2012. (Las solicitudes para boletas de votacion adelantada por correo deberan recibirse al no tardar para el fin de las horas ` de negocio el Viernes, el 4 de Mayo del 2012) Issued this the 13th day of February, 2012. (Emitida este dia 13 day of febrero, 2012.) Signature of Presiding Officer (Firma del Oficial que Preside)

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The Gonzales Independent School District Board of Trustees hereby cancels the election scheduled to be held on May 12, 2012 for District 4 in accordance with Section 2.053(a) of the Texas Election Code. The following candidate has been certified as unopposed and is hereby elected as follows: El Gonzales la Tabla Independiente de la Escuela Distrito de Fideicomisarios por la presente cancela la eleccion que, ` de lo contrario, se hubiera celebrado el 12 de Mayo del 2012 para Distrito 4 de conformidad, con la Seccion 2.053(a) ` del Codigo de Elecciones de Texas. Los siguientes candidato han ` certificado como candidatos unicos y por la presido ` ` sente quedan elegidos como se haya indicado a continuacion: Candidate (Candidato) Josie Smith-Wright Office Sought (Cargo al que present candidatura) School Board Trustee District 4

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A copy of this order will be posted on Election Day at each polling place that would have been used in the election. El Dia de las Elecciones se exhibira una copia de esta orden en todas las mesas electorales que se hubieran utilizado ` en la eleccion. `

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Looking for a Roommate to share a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in nice neighborhood. Please call 830-2630498 for more information.


2500 Sq. Ft. Commercial Building for rent. CA/CH, 304 Thornton St. Call 830-672-3147. (426-12) -------------------------For Rent: Industrial Property for


rent. M1 Ind. Storage Yard, 70x130. Church Street. 830423-2103. -------------------------For sale or lease. 10,000 sq. ft. Bldg. with multi-level loading docks -


Prime location - with offices and separate garage. Call 830-857-5448. -------------------------For Lease: Small office space w/workshop located at 339 St. George. Recently Renovated, $400/ month. For more information please (830) 672-5580.

tional care in San Antonio, please call and ask for Chell, 830-391-4837. -------------------------Hand for Hire, Odd Jobs Done, FREE estimates. Anything you dont 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.(4-26-12) -------------------------You Vacation, Ill take care of the place. Includes pets, yard, grandma. References. Mature lady. Gonzales, 512-296-4845. -------------------------House cleaning services available. Reasonable rates. Servicing Gonzales and surrounding areas. References available. Call Barbara at 979-7778710 or email barbarajp30@hotmail. 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.


town. (4-5-12) -------------------------Will mow yards. Reasonable Rates. Call for free estimates. 857-5147. (TFN) -------------------------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. 830-2634181.

For Sale or Trade: 27 Sailboat, Beam 8, fiberglass. 361561-3335. Ask for Jeff. -------------------------2006 Land Prides 4x4 Recreational Vehicle For Sale. Approx. 200 hours. Honda Motor. Independent Suspension. Windshield and Roof. 4x4. Asking - $4,950.00 in very good condition. Call 830-8574670. -------------------------2008 Honda Fourtrax with only 250 miles $3,500 o.b.o. 830-857-5236. -------------------------2 80CC Kawasaki 4-wheelers for sale. $900/each. Call 830-534-4996. -------------------------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 those ants and scorpions. Gonzales Poultry Supply, 1006 St. Paul Street, 672-7954.(TFN) -------------------------Three M Boer Goats, producers of Champion Market and Breeding Goats at the Gonzales Livestock Show for the past five years, will have goats available for sale for the 2013 Livestock Show beginning in June of this year. Numbers are limited so dont wait too long! Viewing to begin in June. Dont get left out of the Winners CircleJoin our winning team today and purchase your next Champion from us. (830)491-8508. (7-2912) -------------------------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.


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For Lease: 1-4 acres oil field lot for lease. Pavement frontage on CR 342, 1/4 mile off Hwy. 90-A E. Call 830-857-1313. (510-12)

Will consider partial trades for Forklifts, Dozer, Wood Mill Equipment, Real Estate or other large items of value. 715 St. Paul: Downtown Commercial Retail & office space with AC, inventory space, front & rear access, approx. 5,000 sf. Some retail counter space and limited shelving conveys. $85,000. 719 St. Paul: Retail space adjoins and has connecting door to 715 St. Paul. Antique tin tall ceilings, period condition, needs all systems. Front and rear access. $35,000. 416 St. Andrew, 5,000 sf. Stand alone brick. Commercial/warehouse/garage. Drive in one end, drive out the other. Alley down one side. Lots of space inside, great high visibility location. Rear of property joins rear of 717-719 St. Paul. $95,000. 418 St. Andrew, 1,900 sf of multiple Offices/Commercial with high traffic exposure. Plumbed for beauty salon, or dialysis center. Great windows, frontage, and log history of occupancy and successful businesses. Property adjoins 416 St. Andrew. Together these could be great restaurant locations or a commercial complex when joined to the other 3 pieces. $95,000. (PACKAGE PRICE possible for multiple properties listed above that adjoin each other) 513 St. George, downtown square area, Stand alone Commercial/Office/storage space (approx. 6,000 sf as 3 structures) w/large closed in side yard. Great for restaurant, store, or small offices. Ready for innovational renovation. $125,000. 520 Jones St. 23,000 sf. Light industrial/commercial/office building on 1/3 block near downtown square. 3 phase wiring, incredible power grid, great space for multiple types of commercial operations. Shipping and loading doc, parking. $250,000.

LITTLE MISS DAWNS CLEANING SERVICES Residential Commercial RV Cleaning $30.00 Bonded. Have References. Reasonable Rates. Call (512) 508-6221. -------------------------IM LOOKING FOR WORK Im not hiring. Need a job as a Nurse Aide in hospital, Agency or home. Im a CNA & CPR certified and need work in Medical Center. Fredericksburg area ONLY. Full-time. If you have a relative needing excep-

Willing to do babysitting at my house. 8-5 M-F. 511 Church St., 830-857-4993.


Ford Motorhome. 44,000 orig. miles. All working. $2,995. 830-857-6565. -------------------------GREAT DEAL! 1997 Kountry Star 34 ft., 5th Wheel. 2 slideouts, upgraded kitchen, ducted A/H, 11 storage compartments, 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. 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.

Serious inquiries only Contact Brad at 512-636-6756 or 830-875-2500


Mini Schnauzers. 8 wks, CKC, party colors, first wormed, 2 Females, 1 Male, $400.00. 210-3790771. Stockdale/ Seguin Location. -------------------------English Springer Spaniel Puppies: AKC, liver/white, parents on site, just old enough to go to new owners, 1st shots and wormed, vet checked, 3 males/3 females, Super cute, $400. 830-263-1114 or email gmclain1@ (4-12-12)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Gonzales will hold a Public Hearing on April 25, 2012 at 5:15 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall to consider the application submitted by Johnny Paul and Linda Rathmann for a re-zone from M-1 (Industrial) to C-2 (Commercial) on their property for the below addresses: Address 328 W. Cone Street Parcel #12063 Property Owner/Applicant Johnny Paul & Linda Rathmann

Why earn 1% on your money when you can earn 10%. $165,000 in your pocket every year. For Sale: R V Park, Luling, Texas. Corner IH-10 & Hwy. 183 to be built. $1,356,000. $1,236,000. Call 830-875-3028. -------------------------4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Swimming pool. Great neighborhood. Close to schools. Call 830857-1576. -------------------------Beautiful Stone House. 24 acres. 2 ponds, well, county water. $400,000. For Info call 713-2032814. -------------------------Owner Finance, 3BR/1BA located at 810 E. 2nd St. in Nixon. Asking $65,000. Please call for more information. (830) 672-5580. 315 S. 13th St., Shiner. Call 832633-3950 for appt. (4-12-12) -------------------------2/1 home. 714 Seydler St. Owner Finance. $75,000 or best cash offer. Call Martha, 830-5562280. Habla Espanol. -----------------------------------------------------------------



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WANT TO BUY: Any or Unwanted Horses. Call Leejay at 830-857-3866. -------------------------2 Bird Cages, like new, 6 months old, w/some accessories, 1 hamster or bird cage, heavy duty. $20.00 each. Also 2 donkeys, 1 Jack and 1 Jenny, $50.00 each. Call 830-460-0995.(426-12) -------------------------Easter Bunnies for sale. 361-208-3565. (4-26-12) -------------------------For Sale: Baby & Young Adult Ducks. Mix Breeds. Cost $3.50-$20.00 each. Call 830-857-6844, ask for Tammy Stephens. -------------------------We stock Sportmix Dog and Cat Food, Demon WP


All interested parties are encouraged to attend. If approved, it will be presented to City Council at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. for final approval. Please visit the City website at or City Hall to view Agenda.

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Cottage house for sale in ShinerNewly remodeled and move in ready - a must see! - Front porch and back patio too. 3 large bedrms, 14x14, all rms. in the home are large, 1 large bathrm-all new, 12 ft. high ceilings, appliances stay, new hardwood floors, new floors throughout, new energy efficient windows, all new light/fan fixtures, huge lot-lg. enough for in-grd. pool, landscaped yard, 3 car covered garage, outdoor/ utility shops. Approx. 1600 sq. ft., 315 S. 13th St., Shiner. Call 832633-3950 for appt. (4-12-12) -------------------------House + 4 ac. for sale. 3BR/2BA with pond. Chain linked fence, 3 car carport with 3 storage rooms. Also good commercial property. $90,000. Near IH-10. Guadalupe County, near Luling. 830-875-2848.(412-12) -------------------------Home for sale. Las Hadas Subdivision - Between Seguin and New Braunfels on Hwy. 46. 334 Las Hadas. Spectacular riverfront estate 5BR/4.5Ba, with boat landing and 2100 tiled covered cabana on the Guadalupe River. Surprisingly beautiful

features including hardwood floors, beamed and wooden ceilings, extensive use of oak hardwood, copper covered cabinets, 2 curved stairways, Murano chandeliers, fully furnished with custom furniture, antiques, crystal, china, silver, wide-screen TV, sound system, and much more. Breath taking view of the Guadalupe River on Lake McQueeney. (4-26-12) -------------------------FOR SALE: Seven (7) Buildings, 20 Units Multi-Family Apartment Complex, located at 929 Water St, on 1.595 acres in Gonzales, TX, frontage along US Hwy 183. 1, 2, 3&4 Bedrooms. All buildings built on concrete slabs, brick veneer siding, metal roof, central heat, Paved Parking Lots and Public Utilities. For information contact: Gonzales Housing Authority, 830-672-3419 or Info@gonzaleshousingauthority. com. -------------------------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 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.

buildings. Call Marcus Migl, 361-5944307. -------------------------Electrical wiring, troubleshooting & repairs. 830-4375747. -------------------------Plumbing Repairs. All Types of Plumb-

ing. Master Plumber. Reasonable Rates. Please Call 713-203-2814 or 281-415-6108. License #M18337 -------------------------A/C & Electrical side jobs: New installs, A/C maintenance,

Condenser changeouts, Residential & Commercial at affordable prices. Please call David anytime at 830263-1747.(3-15-12)
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5 Acres or more to lease. For Storage or Oilfield Equipment etc. 1 1/2 mile from city limits off 183 S. Call 830-2634888 for information. -------------------------6+ Acres at end of Oil Patch Lane. Zoned Commercial for $180,000. Can divide into smaller tracts. Call 210-4160041.

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GHS thespians capture one-act play recognition

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Gonzales High Schools production of Still Life With Iris by Steven Dietz went to contest on April 3 against six other schools. Gonzales had a stellar performance and was among the strongest in the competition. They left with three awards: Dana Lopez, a stage manager, earned all star tech crew; Clayton Kelley, playing Memory Mender and Mr. Otherguy, earned honorable mention all star cast; and Kaylauni Luedtke, playing Iris, earned all star cast. Still Life With Iris is a fantastical adventure which centers on a little girls search for the simplest of things: home. Iris lives with her mom in the land of Nocturno, a magical place in which the workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day. In Nocturno, memories do not reside in peoples minds, but in their coats (called

PastCoats). The rulers of Nocturno, the Great Goods, are determined to have the best of everything on their island and therefore take Iris away from her home and bring her to Great Island to be their daughter. To ease the pain of this separation, they remove her PastCoat leaving her with no memory of her home or her family. All that remains of Iris past is a single button from her coat. Using this button as a clue, Iris joins with two friends she meets on her journey Annabel Lee (a young woman from the sea) and Mozart (the composer, age 11) and frees herself from the Great Goods. She returns to Nocturno, having found her past, and her home, once again. Still Life With Iris is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Centers Fund for New American Plays Award. The show runs about 38 minutes. Gonzales High Schools

production of Still Life with Iris will be having their public performances at the Gonzales Junior High auditorium on Sunday, April 15 at 4 pm and Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm. The April 15th performance offers dinner theatre tickets. The audience may watch just the show or they may purchase dinner theatre tickets. The audience with these tickets will watch the performance and then go to the First Lutheran Church for a meal catered by Dixie Grill out of Seguin. As a special treat, the audience will be served by the cast and crew in costume. These tickets may be purchased at the high school office or from a OAP company member. Dont miss this magical production! Tickets for the dinner theatre must be purchased in advance and they are $16 each. To see the show only, tickets are sold at the box office. The tickets for the show only are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

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Thursday, April 12 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. Saturday, April 14 Turnpike Troubadours w/ the Pale Horses at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $15. Texas Renegade at Howards, Shiner, 7 p.m. Pilgim County Opry featuring The Pilgrim Heirs Band, Vernon Whitehead, Winston ONeal, Jim McWhorter, Robert Remschel with special guests Betty Herd, Dana Ivey and Louis Hoberman. Pilgrim Community Center, 12809 FM 1116 in Pilgrim. Music begins 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. Saturday, April 21 Charla Corn with Break-N-Even at Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $10. Thursday, April 26 Thursday Night Acoustic Jam at Ole Moulton Bank, 6:30 p.m. No cover. Saturday, April 28 (With Tim Lewelling, Steve Judice & Slim Bawb 20. Donny Waits Black Train 21. Marina Believe In Love 22. Tugboats Let It Bleed 23. Blue Bear Change of Mind 24. Turnpike Troubadours Gin, Smoke, Lies 25. Roger Cowan Lights Of Houston 26. Kat Moore Band Shadows 27. Crazywater Ghosts Of Mineral Wells 28. Safari Road Famous 29. Brian Lumley

Jarrod Birmingham at Members of the Gonzales High School One Act Play squad performed Still Life Scooters, Moulton, 9 p.m. with Iris and brought home four awards from contest on April 3. Among the Cover $10. winners were Kaylauni Luedtke (left), who won All Star Cast for her portrayal of Iris, and Clayton Kelley (right), who won Honorable Mention All Star Cast for his Saturday, May 5 roles as Memory Mender and Mr. OtherGuy. Also pictured is Adrian Buesing as Pear Ratz at Scooters, Mozart. (Courtesy photo) Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover $10. Dolly Shine at Firehouse Saloon, Houston, 8 p.m. SHINER Play On will be per- April 25th. Treat yourself to an eveFriday, May 11 formed at the Shiner Gaslight Theatre ning of good food and great enterJames Lann at Scoot- on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April tainment! Please call 361-594-2079 ers, Moulton, 9 p.m. Cover 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29. between 8:30 am to 4 pm weekdays for $10. The Wednesday performance is reservations.

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Country Music Series Debuts

The Gonzales Country Music Show series made its debut April 5 at The Lynn Theatre in downtown Gonzales, providing three hours of toe-tapping traditional country fare for an appreciative audience. Gonzales Mayor Bobby ONeal (below left) kicked off the show, and the series, by appearing to sing One More Time, accompanied by his brother Larry. Robert Remschel (top left) keyed up the steel guitar, while Johnny Hoffpauir backed Roy Farley on the fiddle. Janice Maynard (above) belted out several traditional country favorites with Wilton ONeil on lead guitar. The show also featured an appearance by Allen Torans, leader of Misty Blue Band from San Antonio. The May 3 show will feature Shane Lala and Karen Williams from Victoria. Both are veteran Victoria Opry favorites. (Photos by Dave Mundy)

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Luling pounds out dozen runs, downs Saint Mary Hall in five

LULING A very productive first two innings swinging the bats for the Luling Eagles allowed some second-string players to get some fielding and hitting reps in a 12-2 win in five innings against Saint Mary Hall Tuesday evening. I was pleased to see us be aggressive at the plate, Eagles head coach Mike Eckles said. We put some early runs on the board which is something we have had trouble with recently. Most of the starters, with the exception of pitcher Ryan Larison and catcher Anthony Perales, played three full innings before giving way to bench players. I was excited to get our subs playing time, Eckles said. It allows us to take a good look at what we have Gonzales Tyler Gescheidle tries to coax the ball to fall in during the District 28-3A Golf Championships (on the roster) for the upin Floresville. The Apaches won the meet with a two- coming playoffs. Eckles noted that Abraday total of 624. (Photo by Mark Lube)

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Ryan Larison connects for one of his two hits during Lulings 12-2 win over Saint Mary Hall. Larison also picked up the win on the mound, striking out nine while giving up just four hits. (Photo by Mark Lube) ham Palomo played well as did Brenden Cubit, who came through with a clutch RBI. The non-district win boosts Luling to 17-5 overall. The Eagles are 4-1 in District 29-2A play with three games left. We have already clinched a playoff spot and Marion is also in, Eckles said. With a win, Stockdale is in. Andrew Slaga got a leadoff walk for the Barons to start the game. He was LULING, Page C2

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Lady Apache doubles team Lulings Glass named advances to regional meet
Carley Glass, a junior guard for the Luling Lady Eagles basketball team has been named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region team for the second year in a row. The team, selected from the eight districts that make up Region IV in the Class 2A UIL alignment, is made up of 20 players from the region. Glass, who was also named District 29-2As Offensive Most Valuable Player, led Luling to a three-way tie for second place in district and an appearance in the regional quarterfinals. She led her team with 13.8 points per game, 14.0 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 2.7 blocks per game. She was third on her team with 3.1 steals per game. Glass has been a starter for the Lady Eagles for three years, making second team All-District as a freshman, first team All-District and Offensive MVP as a sophomore. She is also a National Honor Society member and has been the state champion in cross country for the last two seasons. The Lady Eagles are coached by Scott Jones.

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Pitch, Hit and Run Competition The Tri-County XPlosion Softball team will host a free Aquafina Pitch, Hit and Run competition at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Shiner Starplex. Competitors will be divided into four age divisions (7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14) and will have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running champions, along with the All-Around champion in each age group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition in Missouri City on May 19. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver former prior to the start of competition. For questions about the competition, contact local

coordinator Bill Caraway at 361-798-1700. Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and the grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with the opportunity to compete free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. 5K Run/Walk Event this Saturday The Iota Omicron Chapter Beta Sigma Phi will be hosting its 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk called 2012 Go For IT. The event will take place on Saturday, April 14 in Gonzales Independence Park. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. with the Kids K and Bike Event to follow. Registration fee for the 5K is $20 and fee for the Kids K/Bike Event is $10. Make checks payable to Iota Omicron. All proceeds will benefit the youth of Gonzales. If you pre-register by 7:45 am, you will receive a free T-shirt. Mail entry form and registration fee to: Iota Omicron Beta Sigma Phi, P.O. Box 644, Gonzales, TX 78629.

Dynamic Duo

The doubles team of Lynnea Fink (left) and Alex Finch will be competing in the Class 3A Region IV Championships in Corpus Christi next week. Fink and Finch have amassed an impressive record of 16-2 this year. (Photo by Mark Lube)

The Gonzales girls doubles team of senior Lynnea Fink and freshman Alex Finch coasted through the regular season with a 16-2 record and won the district title, earning a berth in the regional tournament next week in Corpus Christi. This will be Finks second trip to regionals as she went last year while competing in mixed doubles with Eduardo Silvestre. It was very difficult playing with guys, she said. That is why I am playing girls doubles this year. The team had two byes and took on La Vernia in the semifinals, winning 0-6, 6-4, 6-3. Fink and Finch then faced Yoakum in the championship, winning 6-1, 6-4. They were already well acquainted with the Lady Bulldogs team, having played them two or three times over the season. Since we had played Yoakum several times, we knew what they were like, their weaknesses, where we could hit the ball, Fink said. The pair had this week and a little time next week to get ready for the regional action. Fink said it will be important to work on

shots, angles, corners and serving when prepping for regionals. She is looking for a different level of competition this year at regionals in girls doubles. I am hoping it will not be as hard and competitive like last year, Fink said. I am hoping we do well and get out of the first round. Fink said net play and net positioning will be key skills for her and Finch to fine tune. This year has been the fifth year Fink has participated in tennis and will be her last as a Lady Apache netter. High school tennis has been amazing, she said. I always love our tennis team because we always have fun. Finch, a tennis player since she was about 11, will experience her first regionals. Finch said she felt she and Fink were not challenged a lot during the regular season. Facing La Vernia, likely changed her perspective a little. I think La Vernia is a good team as well and then I had to realize we are not the only good girls doubles team, Finch said. Our matches in district were challenging but good practice. I had fun.

She said it taught her to try her hardest which was needed when La Vernia was able to beat them 6-0 in first set of the semifinals. I learned we had to dig for every single point, she said. Finch is slightly anxious about playing at regionals. I am excited but a little nervous because I am not sure what it will be like, she said. I have confidence we will do well but we will not go in there with a big head. Finch said she will work on corner shots. I play back and am not well-versed at corner shots because I have to run to them, she said. I do think I have gotten better at them. Finch will have three more opportunities for regionals following this school year. I will have an idea of the competition and would be prepared for what is coming, she said. Fink and Finch went 16-2 during the regular season, dispatching doubles teams from Poteet, Pleasanton, Goliad, Yoakum, Navarro and Stockdale. The 3A Region IV Championships will be held on April 18 & 19 at the H.E.B. Center, located at 1520 Shely St. in Corpus Christi.

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later picked off at first base. Lewis Clements got a single and went to third on passed balls before Larison struck out John Boyan and Jonathon Broker grounded out to third baseman Marc Magallanez. Lulings aggressiveness at the plate started immediately in the bottom of the first. Byron Martin doubled on his first pitch and Brett Eckles followed suit to score Martin. Eckles was brought in by Larisons double and the next batter, Trayden Staton, was hit by the pitch. Trevor Grabarkewitz singled in Aaron Werlein, Larisons pinch runner, for a 3-0 lead. An error and passed ball allowed Staton and Grabarkewitz to advance.

Luling scored one more run when Magallanez was called safe at home after Vince Garcia grounded out to shortstop. In the bottom of the second, Eckles reached on an error, went to second on a passed ball and went to third on the base hit by Larison. Staton doubled in Eckles before Grabarkewitz got a two-run single to bring in Werlein and Staton. Magallanez was walked, Zach Lawtons hit scored Grabarkewitz, and Garcia got a sacrifice fly ball to score Magallanez for a 11-0 lead. Saint Marys Hall brought in a pair of runs in the top of the fourth with a hit and a pair of Eagle errors. In the bottom of the fifth, Werlein got a walk and moved to third on the

sacrifice bunt by Palomo. Cubit then got the single to score Werlein and enact the 10-run mercy rule. Luling 12, Saint Mary Hall 2 SMH 000 20 - 2 4 2 L 650 00 -12 10 2 WP: Ryan Larison. LP: John Boyan. Highlights Luling: Larison 5 IP, 2R, 4H, 2BB, 9K, 2-for-3, RBI, 2B; Brett Eckles 1-for-3, 2R, RBI, 2B; Trevor Grabarkewitz 2-for-3, 2R, 3 RBI; Byron Martin 1-for-3, 1R, 2B; Brendon Cubit 1-for-1, RBI; Trayden Staton 1-for1, 2R; Austin Hale 1-for-1; Zach Lawton 1-for-2; Aaron Welein 3R; Bandy Larison 2R. Saint Mary Hall: Wilson Taylor 1-for-2, 1R; Lewis Clements 1-for-3; John Boyan 1-for-3; Thomas Webb 1-for-1.

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Orange edges the Grey, 7-5, in softball action
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Pee Wee Softball On Thursday, Gonzales Black took on Gonzales Gray. Black scored four runs with Dory Gonzales and Jossalyn Estrada scoring one each. Jo Lamprecht scored a pair of runs and Madelynn Brown caught a pop fly. T-Ball The Lucas Energy Royals met up with the Warrior Supply, Inc. Diamondbacks on Wednesday. For the Royals, Jordan Escobedo played catcher and tagged quite a few base runners coming home. Matthew Deleon chased down some runners playing pitcher and Marina Camarillo had some awesome hits. (Compiled from coaches reports. To report your game results, send email to Mark Lube at or call 830-672-7100.)

Janota fans 14 in win over Poteet

From coaches reports The Gonzales baseball team defeated Poteet 10-2 on Thursday. Tyler Janota limited the Aggies to a pair of runs on a single hit while striking out 14 Poteet batters in the process. We managed to get key hits with men in scoring position tonight, Gonzales head coach Larry Wuthrich said. We had three sacrifice flies with runners on third tonight, which is what winning teams do. Tyler threw another gem and gave his team a chance to win. The Apaches made it two in a row with a 13-0 win over Sam Houston Tuesday. Aaron Gayton took the win for Gonzales with three hits, three walks, nine strikeouts in four innings of action and Joe Carrizales pitched one inning in relief with two walks and two strikeouts. Trey Kridler was 2-for-4 with a double; Tyler Morgan was 2-for-4 and Trey Lester hit 2-for-3 with a double. Shiner St. Paul beat Boerne Geneva 11-1 on Tuesday. Dylan Barton went 2-for3 with two runs; Adam Hollenbach plated two runs; Dakota Kresta went 2-for-4 with a double, one run and three RBI; Cole Hybner hit 1-for-3 with a run; Mitchell McElroy was 1-for-4; Brett Hodges scored twice; Martin Kennedy was 1-for-2 with a run and two RBI; Laddie Patek plated one run and Jared Markham was 1-for-4 with one run. Markham took the win on the mound with seven strikeouts and Hollenbach pitched one inning in relief. The Luling Eagles blanked Nixon, 6-0, in District 28-2A action Thursday. Jaime Moreno took the loss for the Mustangs as he worked seven innings with six runs, eight hits, four walks and a dozen strikeouts. At the plate, Logan McMain was 1-for-2, Andres Alvarez was 1-for-3 and Tristan Newman went 1-for-1. The Mustangs rebounded with an 8-6 win Tuesday against San Antonio Cole. A three-run burst in the fifth put Nixon ahead 8-4 and the Mustangs had to withstand Cole plating two runs to close the gap in the later stages of the game. Alex Hernandez took the win with 5 1/3 innings pitched, five runs, seven hits, four walks and five strikeouts. Raul Tovar pitched 1 2/3 innings, one run on one hit. At the plate for Nixon, Moreno went 2-for-3 with a double, four RBI, run; Warren Lopez was 2-for-4 with a run; Tovar hit 2-for4 for two RBI; Nick Pena was 2-for-3; Alvarez was 3-for-3; Miguel Hernandez scored two runs; Tristan Newman scored one run; McMain was 1-for-3; Jared Van Auken was 1-for-3 with two runs and Garrett Earlywine had one run. Nixon fell to Marion 15-0 on April 3. Alex Hernandez and Tovar pitched for Nixon. The #10 Yoakum Bulldogs beat La Vernia 10-4 on Tuesday. The Dogs are 15-3 and 7-2 in league play, and host Cuero tomorrow in a game that could decide the District 28-3A champion. Softball The Gonzales Lady Apaches routed Sam Houston 18-0 Tuesday to improve to 18-7 and 6-4 with two games left on the slate. Shayla Simper took the win inside the circle, throwing both no-hit, shutout. Jessica Cantu, Morgan Simper and Cassidy La Fleur all had big hits at the plate. Shiner St. Paul swept Schertz John Paul in a doubleheader Tuesday. St. Paul won a 17-0 decision in the first game. Lizzy Opiela threw a two-hitter with four strikeouts. At bat, Alexa Schaefer was 2-for-2 with three runs, RBI; Mary Adamek hit 2-for-2, two runs, triple and two RBI; Victoria Kusak was 1-for-1, run, double and RBI; Kymberlie Malatek was 1-for-1, two runs, double and two RBI;Kali Kocian hit 1-for2, two runs, double and

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two RBI; Christina Squyres scored two runs; Opiela had an RBI; Katelynn Leist was 1-for-2, run, RBI, with Emily Pokluda and Kylie Natal scoring two runs each. In the second game, the Lady Cardinals rolled to an 18-1 win. Opiela took the win with one run on one hit and one strikeout in four innings pitched. Bella Crawford was 1-for-3, one run and RBI; Squyres scored one run; Kusak scored one run; Schaefer was 1-for-1 for three runs; Malatek 1-for-1 with one run; Emily Malinosky was 2-for-2 for one run; Adamek was 1-for-3 with three runs; Kocian was 2-for-3, three RBI and a triple; Opiela batted 3-for-4, run, RBI and triple; Elise Patek was 2-for-3 with one run; Leist was 1-for-3 with one run and Pokluda scored one run. The Shiner Lady Comanches routed Louise 11-1 in district action on Tuesday. Tamara Hajek improved to 4-1 inside the circle. Jordan Pietsch was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Cassie Stafford was 1-for-3 with one run; Kristin Schacherl was 1-for-3 with two runs and a double, and Megan Chumchal was 1-for-3 with one run. The Lady Comanches are 10-6 and 4-3 in district play. The Flatonia Lady Bulldogs defeated Moulton ROUNDUP, Page C5

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Boater Education classes scheduled for Gonzales area

Cannon News Services GONZALES Game Warden Dan Waddell recently announced he will be hosting two Boater Education Courses this Spring in Gonzales. The classes will be held on Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, May 12 beginning at 9 a.m. on both days. The classes will be held at the Gonzales County Emergency Operations Center, located at 1814 Water Street. The course is a minimum of six hours, but may run longer if required and will be mostly classroom instruction. Cost is $5 per student. The Texas Legislature passed a new law last year making boater education certification mandatory for persons born on or after September 1, 1993 to operate: (1) vessels (including PWCs) powered by a motor with a manufacturers rating of more than 15 horsepower; or (2) windblown vessels over 14 feet in length. A person must be at least thirteen years of age or older AND have boater education certification and a photo ID to operate a motorboat (including PWCs) with a rating of more than 15 horsepower on the public waters of Texas, OR be accompanied by another person who is at least eighteen years of age, can lawfully operate the ves-

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sel and is on board the vessel while under way. Exceptions to the Law are: Persons who hold US Coast Guard Operators Licenses and persons from other states who received NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Adminstrators) approved boater education certification are not required to complete the course if carrying proof of having been certified in those courses. Minimum age for certification is thirteen. Students can call 830857-5436 to pre-register. There are limited slots available, so the class is on a first-come, firstserve basis.

Bastrop State Park back in full swing after wildfires

Cannon News Services BASTROP By this weekend, Bastrop State Park visitors will find most facilities and all but a fraction of the Lost Pines parkland open to the public only seven months after a destructive wildfire burned 95 percent of the national landmark. Reservations currently are being accepted for all four campgrounds and the 13 climate-controlled cabins, which are sporting new shingle roofs, and 80 percent of the park trails have been reopened, according to Roger Dolle, Bastrop State Park site superintendent. Thanks to the extraordinary help of park staff, a host of volunteers and the Texas Department of Transportation road crews, most of the park shows promising signs of a remarkable renaissance, Dolle says. We invite the public to come camp in the cool springtime temperatures, play some golf and enjoy a lakeside picnic. Still closed are a small portion of Park Road 1C between Bastrop and Buescher state parks, the primitive campsites, the scout camping area and the refectory. The refectory, however, is expected to reopen when the reroofing project wraps up at the end of April. The reopening of the almost 7,000-acre park comes just prior to Bastrop State Parks 75th anniversary, April 21. An official grand reopening and anniversary celebration will take place this coming Labor Day weekend, the oneyear anniversary of the fire. Tentative plans call for the state parks swimming pool, which is managed by the YMCA, to open in May. Since the September wildfire, Bastrop State Park has been struggling to keep up with removal of hazardous trees, cope with hillside erosion caused by higherthan-normal rainfall, rehabilitate campgrounds and come up with funds to address recovery and restoration efforts. Donations from the public and private sectors are helping to address some of the financial shortfall. At the recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, it was announced that $134,600 in donations had been received recently to benefit the restoration of Bastrop State Park. Among other things, the money will be used to purchase a greenhouse and trail markers, and 20,000 pine seedlings for reforestation inside the park. To reserve a cabin, refectory or a campsite in the Piney Hill (full hookups), Copperas Creek (full hookups and sites with water and electricity), Deer Run (water only) or Creekside (water only) campgrounds, call the Customer Service Center in Austin at (512) 389-8900, or e-mail: : For more information about Bastrop State Park, call (512) 321-1673. To learn how you can help Bastrop and other Texas State Parks, visit: http://w w w.tpwd.state.

State Game Wardens bring fish-selling sting to a close

Cannon News Services AUSTIN State game wardens have issued citations to nine businesses which illegally purchased game fish from undercover officers during a 21-month sting conducted by the Special Operations unit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departments Law Enforcement Division. In an operation that dates to June 2010, wardens in plain clothes began offering Texas saltwater species including spotted sea trout, red drum (redfish), red snapper, southern flounder and golden croaker to seafood markets and restaurants along the upper Texas coast. Of the 42 businesses approached, only nine of those illegally purchased game fish. Wardens made video and audio recordings of each illicit sale in addition to preserving cash received and receipts as evidence. While we were disappointed that some businesses knowingly purchased game fish for resale, 33 Texas businesses did the right thing and turned our wardens down, said Col. Pete Flores, Law Enforcement Division director. In all, wardens sold 418 pounds of fish for prices ranging from 60 cents to $4 a pound. There were 23 misdemeanor citations filed in total. For each, fines can range up to $500.

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GULF COAST REGION EAST MATAGORDA BAY - Trout are fair to good over humps of shell on live shrimp. Redfish are fair to good on the edge of the Intracoastal on crabs and mullet. WEST MATAGORDA BAY - Redfish are fair to good on the edge of Oyster Lake on shrimp and crabs. Black drum and redfish are fair to good at the jetty on crabs. PORT OCONNOR Trout and redfish are fair on soft plastics over sand and grass near Grass Island. Trout and redfish are fair for drifters working the back lakes with live shrimp. ROCKPORT - Black drum are good in the Lydia Ann Channel on crabs. Redfish are fair to good on the Estes Flats on mullet and crabs. PORT ARANSAS Redfish are fair to good at East Flats on gold spoons and small topwaters. Redfish, trout and sheepshead are fair to good at the jetty on shrimp. CORPUS CHRISTI Trout are fair to good on the edge of the spoils on Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair to good in the Packery Channel on crabs. BAFFIN BAY - Trout are fair to good in the guts and around the rocks on Bass Assassins, Trout Killers, Gamblers and Sand Eels. Trout are fair to good in the Land Cut on live shrimp. PORT MANSFIELD Trout are fair to good on topwaters around sand and grass and along the dropoff of the ICW. Redfish are fair to good while drifting pot holes. Black drum and redfish are good on crabs at East Cut. SOUTH PADRE - Trout are good around the spoil islands, channel edges and color changes on DOA Shrimp, Gulps and live shrimp. Black drum and redfish are fair at the jetty on crabs and shrimp. PORT ISABEL - Trout and redfish are fair to good at Gas Well Flats on live shrimp. Redfish are fair in South Bay on DOA Shrimp and live shrimp. Trout are good on the flats on Gulps and live shrimp. EAST GALVESTON BAY - Trout are fair to good on the south shoreline on Catch 5s, MirrOlures and topwaters. Whiting and sand trout are good on the edge of the Intracoastal on fresh shrimp. Black drum are fair to good in the Ship Channel on crabs. WEST GALVESTON BAY - Trout are fair to good for drifters working shell on live shrimp. Trout, sheepshead, redfish and black drum are good at the jetty on shrimp and croakers. Redfish are good in the back lakes on shrimp and Gulps. TEXAS CITY - Redfish are fair to good in Moses Lake on shrimp. Trout are fair on the reefs on live bait when the wind allows. FREEPORT - Trout are fair at San Luis Pass on live bait. Sand trout, trout, redfish and sheepshead are good on live shrimp on the reefs in Christmas Bay and at the jetties. PRAIRIES & LAKES REGION BASTROP - Water stained; 6165 degrees. Black bass are good on watermelon crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and RatL Traps. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are good on live bait, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow. FAYETTE - Water stained. Black bass are good on shad crankbaits and watermelon a soft plastic worms over grass. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait. SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS REGION BRAUNIG - Water clear. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on liver and perch near Dead Tree Point. Redfish are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on shrimp, cheesebait, and cutbait. CALAVERAS - Water clear. Black bass are fair on minnows over grass. Striped bass are fair on spoons and chicken livers near the dam. Redfish are slow. Channel catfish are good on liver, shrimp, and cheesebait. Blue catfish are good on cutbait and liver. Yellow catfish are slow. CHOKE CANYON - Water clear; 6165 degrees; 12.39 low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse RatLTraps, crankbaits, and soft plastics. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on chartreuse tube jigs. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait and shrimp in 1025 feet. Yellow catfish are slow. COLETO CREEK - Water fairly clear; 1.64 low. Black bass are good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 1020 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs in 1012 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with perch and nightcrawlers. Yellow catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.

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GONZALES While Gonzales got the job done Thursday against Poteet, 7-3, head coach Holly Long felt the margin of victory could have been larger. I thought we got a little flat after taking a big lead, Long said. Gonzales (17-7, 5-4) did improve at the plate from the previous game, a 1-0 loss at Yoakum in nine innings on April 3. I felt everyone did a good job of hitting the ball, Long said. We got runners in scoring position and did what we had to win. Shayla Simper took the win for Gonzales as she worked three innings before giving way to Lindsey Akers. The plan was to have Shayla pitch the whole game, Long. But things were not working, so we decided to put in Lindsey to pitch. This win helped the girls confidence. The Lady Aggies (6-12, 2-6) got an early break as Alyssa Sanchez got a firstinning, leadoff hit. Britney Rodriguez earned base on balls, advancing Sanchez

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to second. Melanie Hamthorne flew out to second baseman Kortney Wishert, who was able to turn the double play with a throw to Sibil Philippus for the tag out on Rodriguez. Gabby Garcia got a base hit to bring in Sanchez before Gonzales got the third out two batters later. The Lady Apaches came right back in the bottom of the inning. Carly Bozka got a leadoff walk and went to second on the fielders choice as Akers grounded out to shortstop Hamthorne. Morgan Simper reached on the error and Bozka went home. Shayla Simper singled in Morgan Simper, followed by Cassidy LaFleur putting the ball into play to center fielder Rodriguez who threw to third for the fielders choice out on Shayla Simper. Philippus doubled in LaFleur for a 3-1 Gonzales lead. The Lady Aggies brought in one run on a pair of hits in the top of third to bring the score to 3-2. Gonzales countered with a run in the bottom of the third as Shayla Simper reached base on an error and later went home on the passed ball.

Gonzales brought in two more runs in the fourth for a 6-2 lead. Bozka reached on a fielders choice as Poteet went for the out at second on Jessica Cantu for two away. Akers then got a double. Later, both Bozka and Akers made it home safely. Cantu plated once in the bottom of the sixth to give Gonzales a 7-2 advantage. Poteet managed one more run in its last time at bat as Clarissa Rodriguez tripled and went home on the Britney Rodriguez hit. Gonzales 7, Poteet 3 P 101 000 1-3 8 6 G 301 201 x-7 6 1 WP: Shayla Simper. LP: Gabby Garcia. Highlights Gonzales: Shayla Simper 3 IP, 2R, 4H, 2BB, 1-for-4, 1R, RBI; Carly Bozka 2-for-3, 2R, 2B; Akers 1-for-4, 1R, 2B, RBI; Morgan Simper 1R; Cassidy La Fleur 1R; Sibil Philippus, 1-for-2, RBI; Jessica Cantu 1-for2, 1R. Poteet: Alyssa Sanchez 1-for-3, 1R; Britney Rodriguez 1-for-3, RBI; Melanie Hamthorne, 1R; Garcia 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; Celeste Cardenas 1-for3; Lauren Zavala 2-for-3. RBI; Clarissa Rodriguez 1-for-3, 1R.

Above, Carly Bozka slides into second base just ahead of the throw to reach safely during Gonzales district win over Poteet. At left, Shayla Simper shows her big windup as she prepares to deliver a pitch. (Photos by Mark Lube)

Pictured above is the first place team for the Wednesday Night Scramble held at Independence Park in Gonzales. Team members included Phil McCaskill, Eldon Farek, Peggy Iley, Roy Staton, Russell Moody and Raul Contreras. Below is the second place team, which consisted of Bill Kessler, Glenna Kessler and Taylor Davis. Not pictured are team members John Havel and James Kohanek. (Courtesy photos)

Rising Phenoms

Tracy Moore (left) and Tony Morales turned in amazing performances at the District 32-A Junior High Championships in Tilden. Moore won four events and Morales captured first place in two, with both youngsters winning in an impressive fashion. (Courtesy photo) Cannon News Services Tony Morales and Tracy Moore placed first in every event they competed in March 24 at the junior high district track meet in Tilden. Morales was the champion in the 2,400 and 1,600-meter runs while Moore took first in the high jump, long jump, 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Waelder came in sixth overall, thanks to Morales 20 points. Coach Spencer Jones marked splits on Morales wrist and stood at the 200 mark to call out his half-lap splits. On the 2400, Jones had him set to run a 9:15 to beat his 9:32 from the Edna meet. He felt really good and stayed 5-15 seconds fast on each lap and ended up with the 8:42. Then on the 1600, after the temperature got into the 90s, Morales followed the prescribed splits within 5-10 seconds either way and finished in 5:32.96. The second place finisher, Nathan Tijerina of Austwell-Tivoli, had a time of 7:07.49. Moore was a one-man wrecking crew for the Waelder 7th grade team, who placed fourth overall based on his performances. In the high jump, he cleared 4 9 at practice in Flatonia and set his personal best in Tilden at 4 10. This coming after only three days of practice. He did some video work and really refined his form, said Jones. On the long jump, he could not keep from jumping off his left foot. After all that basketball practice its hard to switch feet. Even so, Moore reached 16 2 to win first place easily by two feet. Two weeks prior at Ganado, he soared a personal best of 16 4. Moore won the 100m very easily with a time of 13.0, finishing at least 10 meters ahead of nearest competitor. On the 200m, he jogged an easy 29.1 without breaking a sweat.

Obi indicted on 20 health fraud charges

Cannon News Services HOUSTON Tony Nnonso Obi, 56, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Federal Republic of Nigeria has been charged in a 20-count indictment for his role in a massive health care fraud conspiracy that billed the Medicare and Medicaid programs for more than $45 million. The sealed indictment was returned March 28, 2012 and unsealed today upon Obis arrest. He is expected to make his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy. Obi is charged in relation to the Houston-based City Nursing health care fraud conspiracy which has resulted in the conviction of four individuals to date. The new indictment charges Obi with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud and money laundering. The indictment alleges Obi paid money to recruiters and marketers who brought Medicare beneficiaries to City Nursing, that he paid Medicare beneficiaries who came to City Nursing and that he also referred Medicare beneficiaries to City Nursing. The indictment further alleges Obi received approximately $1,051,425 in payments from City Nursing over the 2 years it was operating. In May 2011, Umawa Oke Imo, the owner of City Nursing, Christina Joy Clardy, one of the physicians at City Nursing, and Kenneth Ibezium Anokam, a manager at City Nursing, were convicted after an almost three-week trial of various federal charges, including conspiracy to

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17-1 on April 3. Katie Steinhauser improved her record to 13-2 on the season. Alex Bruns was 4-for4 with three runs and five

RBI; Courtney Mica went 3-for-3 for three runs, three RBI, double and triple; Brooke Migl was 1-for-2 for two RBI and two runs; Taylor Williams batted 1-for-2 with three runs and two

RBI; Steinhauser hit 1-for2 for one RBI and Chandler Fike had two RBI. Moulton plated one run on one hit and Taylor Bohuslav pitched the game for the Bob Kittens.

commit health care fraud, health care fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and structuring of financial transactions. Joann Michelle White, an employee at City Nursing pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in February 2010. The possible punishment for conviction of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and money laundering are up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count. The investigation into City Nursing was the result of a joint investigation by agents of the FBI, Internal Revenue ServiceCriminal Investigations, the Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General and the Texas Attorney Generals Office-Medicare Fraud Control Unit.

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Capitol Youth

Youth Tour winners representing GVEC are (from left) Kristen Henke, Jake Robinson, Morgan Simper and Cole Hybner. The young quartet will be in Washington D.C. this June. (Courtesy photo)

Four area students head to Washington in June

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GHS Perfect Attendance

VC Gonzales Center slated to celebrate 5th anniversary

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Several students ran up perfect attendance records during the first semester this year at Gonzales High School. In top picture, from left, are Jon Anthony Casares, Jamie Montgomery, Trey Kridler, Robert Schurig, Danielle Riverkamp, Elaina Ramos and Devin Contreras. In bottom photo are Colton Dreyer, Itzel Martinez, Justin Cook, Kanisha Grant, Jerilyn Williams, Jordan Johnson, Samantha Pippin and Damian Ramirez. Not pictured is Miranda Gomez. (Courtesy photos)

GHS to offer EOC review

The science department at Gonzales High School will be hosting a TAKS/ Biology EOC review session on Saturday, April 14, to help students prepare for the upcoming TAKS/EOC tests. The sessions will be from 9-10 a.m.; 10-11 a.m.; and 11 a.m.-12 p.m. that morning. Students may come to any or all sessions. The science teachers will be available to give individualized help to students in any area they are struggling with. Students may also receive a voucher good for an extra credit grade to be used in their science class. Students may attend in a relaxed, but appropriate version of the dress code. Snacks will be provided. Those students assigned to Saturday school may attend the review session and receive credit for makeup hours.

On Wednesday, April 18, Victoria Colleges Gonzales Center will celebrate its five-year anniversary along with a groundbreaking for the Gonzales Workforce Training Center. Expansion plans include two new classrooms, a new science lab

and specialized areas for industrial trades training including electrical, HVAC and 16 welding booths. VC Gonzales Center faculty and staff are very excited about the progress and growth the center has made over the past five years and were excited to see this expansion process begin, said Jackie Mikesh, campus manager at the VC Gonzales Center. This expansion project will allow us to continue to serve the Gonzales community and bring in even more courses and programs for area students.

Four local high school students will soon be packing their bags for a weeklong, all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. this June as winners of the 2012 Youth Tour sponsored by the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC). To enter the competition, the students submitted a one-to-three minute video showing how they would conserve energy at home or at school. The winners of the GVEC Youth Tour creative video contest are Cole Hybner, St. Paul High School, Shiner; Kristen Henke, Sacred Heart High School, Hallettsville; Morgan Simper, Gonzales High School; and Jake Robinson, Nixon-Smiley High School. These students submitted some very creative videos, says Darren Schauer, GVEC General Manager and CEO. They not only demonstrated their knowledge of energy efficiency, but showed the practical application of what they learned. We applaud their leadership and effort in taking on this video challenge to earn their spot on this years Youth Tour.

The trip to D.C. is part of the national Electric Cooperative Youth Tour hosted each year by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Sponsored by GVEC, its proven to be a life-changing experience by giving local students the opportunity to meet other students from cooperatives around the nation and allowing them to learn firsthand about our countrys heritage, the important role electric cooperatives play in the community, and how our federal government works. While on the Youth Tour this coming June, Hybner, Henke, Simper and Robinson will meet their Texas House Representatives and Senators during a visit to Capitol Hill as well as visit our nations exciting museums, memorable landmarks and breathtaking memorials. The students videos may be viewed at by clicking on the Youth Tour Winners icon. GVEC is an electric cooperative that serves over 68,000 consumers across 13 Texas counties. The service area spans 3,500 square miles across South Central Texas. The headquarters is located in Gonzales with four area offices in the cities of Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia and Cuero.

Jackie Mikesh
The celebration will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will also include a luncheon, tours of the center and a silent auction to benefit VC Gonzales Center scholarships.

The Gonzales Master Gardeners would like to thank everyone in the community who came out and supported our plant sale fundraiser. A special thank you also goes out to the following businesses/organizations (who generously donated items, their time and support for the sale):
Bloomin Creations Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms Cafe on the Square Laurel Ridge Antiques Christies Collections Persons Flower Shop Country Collectibles Rondas Body Repairs Country Corner Grill The China Basket Full Circle Thrift Shop The Grounds Guys (Luling) Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts The Hearty Gourmet Green Acres Nursery The Odd Fellows Lodge Guadalupe Valley Veterinary Clinic Tractor Supply Company Handy Stop Nursery (Yoakum) Wal-Mart

Proceeds from the event will be used to support our ongoing community projects and educational programs including Junior Master Gardeners, the Eggleston House Childrens Garden and the Fair Street Exploratorium

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