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Goliad Advance-Guard

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Obituaries/Police & Courts/Community Shanon Maureen Breazeale Shanon Maureen Breazeale, 35, died March 17, 2013. She was born Nov. 1, 1977. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Roxanne Calderon; and her father, Ernest Edward Breazeale. Survivors include her mother, Wanda

Weatherby; two daugh- 6, at 11 a.m. at Grace ters, Katrina and Miranda Calderon; sis- Temple Church in Goliad. ters, Lisa Stallings, Debbie McLeroy Angie Borjas; a brother, Charles Breazeale; and granddaughter, Serenity Buzzell. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April

Goliad County Arrest Report The following individuals were arrested by Goliad County Sheriff’s Office or DPS during the time of March 18-24 and have been charged or arraigned: Adam Sergio Martinez, 20, of Victoria, burglary of habitation, assault causing bodily injury Kendalyn Justine Rogers, 22, of Carrizo Springs, pos-

session of controlled substance less than 1g. Buddy Franklin Ussery Jr., 57, of Goliad, driving while intoxicated (second) Israel John Keller, 29, of Victoria, possession of controlled substance more than or equal to 1g but less than 400g. Randall Wagner, 49, of

Goliad, theft of property more than or equal to $20K but less than $100K, bail jumping and fail to appear felony Isaac Dewayne Bonner, 33, of Vidor, driving while intoxicated-(third or more)

Participants in the Goliad Massacre Living History program take a break for lunch Saturday.

Chad Xavic Rubio, 23, of Goliad, open container, no seat belt passenger

(Continued from 1A)

Event Center closed to public April 1-4 The Goliad Event Center will be closed to the public the week of April 1-4 for end-of-course testing. Students enrolled in Reading 1, Writing 1, Reading 2 and Writing 2 will

be testing Monday through Thursday in the Event Center starting at 8 a.m. each day. The Event Center will resume normal hours April 5.

Gamblin beat ovarian cancer in 2007 (Continued from 1A)

surgery.

pantry, which serves approximately 100 families throughout the county. On Oct. 17, 2011, she had just finished her food deliveries when she decided to go to Dr. Mark Heard’s office in Goliad to see if she could some treatment for the pain. “I got through at about noon, and I thought I would just run in there to Dr. Heard and see what’s going on,” Gamblin said. “Maybe I could some medicine.” Gamblin described her symptoms to Dr. Heard, who told her she definitely wasn’t suffering from migraines and suggested she immediately undergo a CAT scan. Gamblin and her husband, Dan, went to Cuero Community Hospital for the CAT scan. On the way back to Goliad, Gamblin received a cell phone call from Dr. Heard. “He asked me if I was driving, and I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Well, pull over. We need to talk.’” Gamblin recalled. “He asked me if I had the disk of the CAT scan. I told him he didn’t tell me to get it. He told me to go back and get it.” The radiologist told Dr. Heard to get in touch with Gamblin immediately. “You either have a brain bleed or a tumor,” Dr. Heard told Gamblin. “I asked him if I was going to die right now,” Gamblin said. “He said no, but then asked me where I wanted go.” Gamblin, who had beaten Stage 1 ovarian cancer in 2007, knew Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center was where she wanted to be treated. “I had already their number, and I just called them,” Gamblin said. “We drove up there that night and got checked in at about 10:30 p.m. That was a long night.” Three days later, Gamblin underwent

“It was in the ventricle, which is between the layers of the brain,” Gamblin said. “There was old calcified blood and a tumor. I laid in ICU for a week with a drain in my head.” Gamblin was not able to get out of bed without help. “I was thinking that I was just driving my car and delivering food to people the other day,” Gamblin said. Fluid was drained from Gamblin’s brain for four days. Her bed had to be kept at a 30-degree angle so the fluid would drain properly. “They said this type of tumor is found in children,” Gamblin said. “They said I could have had the tumor for a long time. It’s a very slow-growing tumor.” Gamblin underwent physical therapy to make sure her motor skills were normal. Four days after the surgery, she was released to go home. In February 2012, Gamblin had a check-up MRI at M.D. Anderson and it detected a spot where the old tumor had been. “The doctor was very alarmed,” Gamblin said. “I went back for three months in a row to another MRI, and it wasn’t growing. The doctor backed me off to every three months.” Gamblin went for an MRI last November and received a shock. “The doctor said, ‘Look at the MRI from three months ago,’” Gamblin recalled. “I did and I said, ‘Yeah, there’s the spot.’ ” The doctor then showed her the MRI was just taken hours earlier. “There was no spot,” Gamblin said. “I went again for my last MRI on March 3, and the spot is gone. I’m healed. It’s a God thing.”

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Program brings thousands to town Newton Warzecha, Presidio La Bahia director, said Saturday’s crowd may have been a record. “I think we were looking at about 4,000 total admissions for Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday,” Warzecha said. “That’s pretty much what we’ve been doing in the past. We had probably fewer people on Sunday. We had a huge crowd on Saturday.” Warzecha said the two days went without any problems he knew about. “As far as I know, we did not have one hitch at all,” Warzecha said. “The

thing we are always concerned about is someone getting hurt. People fall down and hurt themselves.”

The program was greeted with summerlike weather Saturday as temperatures reached the mid-80s.

“The weather was OK,” Warzecha said. “We certainly can’t complain about that.”

Council amends masonry ordinance (Continued from 1A)

During a workshop session, city administrator Larry Zermeno spoke to “What are we going to do when John the council concerning the hiring of a Doe wants to build a cedar house?” community and economic development Zavesky said. “What 25 percent of that director. is going to masonry?” The position became vacant in “What if he wants to build it out of January with the resignation of cardboard?” Harvey said. Bridgette Bise. “It’s his house,” Zavesky said. “We’d like to post the position as soon “But what does that do to your prop- as we get your approval,” Zermeno erty value?” Harvey said. said. Zavesky cited a new residence at 414 In other action items: W. Ward St. that he said has far less • city council unanimously authothan 25 percent masonry. rized Mayor Jay Harvey to sign the “We have maybe 10 percent (mason- Texas Main Street letter of agreement ry),” Zavesky said. “The rest of it is tin. for 2013; ... If we say this, then mean it.” • city council amended the city’s Councilman Ed Carter made a motion contract with consulting firm Freese & to include Hardie board as masonry in Nichols in the amount of an additional the ordinance. Councilwoman Vicki $10,000; Rubio seconded the motion and it was • city council unanimously approved unanimously approved. taking $2,000 out of the hotel/motel Earlier in the meeting during a pubtax fund and donating it to the Hidalgo lic hearing, city council approved a variance request for a new residence delegation for its two-night stay in located at 546 N. Chilton, which will Goliad for Cinco de Mayo festivities. Councilman Alfred Perez was absent have less than the 25 percent requirefrom the meeting. ment for masonry.

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